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date: 18 August 2019

Cleburne, Patrick Ronaynelocked

(17 March 1828–30 November 1864)
  • Reid Mitchell

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Cleburne, Patrick Ronayne (17 March 1828–30 November 1864), Confederate officer, was born in Ireland, the son of Joseph Cleburne, a physician, and Mary Ann Ronayne. In 1846, failing to gain admission to medical school in Dublin, he enlisted in the British Forty-first Regiment of Foot. In 1849, receiving a small legacy, he purchased his discharge from the British army and, with other family members, emigrated to the United States. In 1850 he took over a pharmacy in Helena, Arkansas; later he became a lawyer....

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