General James O'Moran

From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878

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O'Moran, James, General, was born at Elphin, 1st May 1739. He entered Dillon's regiment of the Irish Brigade in France, and rose to be a major-general. At the breaking out of the Revolution he was also a Chevalier of St. Louis, and bore the American order of Cincinnatus. He acted under Dumouriez in his Belgian campaigns; in 1792 he was made a general of division, and was entrusted with the government of Conde. In August 1793 he took Tournay and occupied Cassel; but a few days afterwards he was accused, it is believed falsely, of intriguing with the enemy, was sent to Paris, and guillotined on the 6th March 1794, aged 55.

Sources

34. Biographie Générale. 46 vols. Paris, 1855-'66. An interleaved copy, copiously noted by the late Dr. Thomas Fisher, Assistant Librarian of Trinity College, Dublin.

186. Irish Brigades in the Service of France: John C. O'Callaghan. Glasgow, 1870.

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