Myles Keogh from the Glory of Rome to Little Bighorn

Captain Myles Keogh was from the little village of Leighlin Bridge, Co Carlow Ireland where my favorite deacon is from.  He may or may not be a distant relative.  Captain Keogh fought for the Papal Army and eventually he signed up with the Union Army. He fought with Custer and ended up dying in the battle of  Little Bighorn. The only survivor of the battle was the Captain’s horse Comanche.

The photo above is of the memorial to Myles Keogh in Leighlin Bridge.

Pat MaNamara has a post on the Irish Captain.  There are some nice photos of Leighlinbridge and some commentary on Myles Keogh here.

This post is in honor of my husband for his Birthday. Myles may or may not be a relative. But that didn’t stop my favorite deacon for insisting on taking a detour, on a trip in the early years of our marriage, to visit the site of Little Bighorn battle. He wanted to see the monument with the name of Keogh on it.

I was not impressed.

About Susan Kehoe

I am the wife of a Catholic deacon living in Des Moines Iowa. My husband Larry and I have been married 39 years. But the deacon’s wife gig is a new twist. Larry was ordained in August of 2006. We have two children and five grandchildren. The oldest grandchild is ten and the youngest is three. Our daughter and her family live in Ireland, and our son and his family live in Franklin Massachusetts.
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One Response to Myles Keogh from the Glory of Rome to Little Bighorn

  1. This definitely makes perfect sense to anyone…

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