Irish war hero who was simply an over-all in the Union Military through the American Civil War and led the 69th NY Regiment to Washington D.C. like a colonel. He also led the 69th into actions at the Initial Fight of Bull Work. He took a scheduled appointment to the Income Law enforcement in 1846 when he was 18 years of age. He was an associate from the Fourteenth Ward General Committee during his period like a Democratic politician at Tammany Hall. He wedded in 1854. He was a close confidant to Abraham Lincoln.