The Civil War in Missouri

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Thomas McCarthy of the Washington Guards

Oil on canvas, ca. 1860
MHM Collections

McCarthy and his Irish counterparts in the Washington Guards shared strong pro-Southern leanings with other members of the expedition, many of who wore “States Rights” badges on their uniforms. McCarthy would later join the Confederate army.