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Michael Corcoran
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Brig. Gen. Michael Corcoran
Nickname(s) "Mick"
Born (1827-09-21)September 21, 1827
County Sligo, Ireland
Died December 22, 1863(1863-12-22) (aged 36)
Fairfax, Virginia
Place of burial
Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, New York
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Union Army
Years of service 1861–1863
Rank Union Army brigadier general rank insignia.svg Brigadier General
Commands held 69th New York Militia, "The Irish Brigade"
Battles/wars American Civil War

Michael Corcoran (September 21, 1827 – December 22, 1863) was an Irish American general in the Union Army during the American Civil War and a close confidant of President Abraham Lincoln. As its colonel, he led the 69th New York Regiment to Washington, D.C. and was one of the first to serve in the defense of Washington by building Fort Corcoran. He then led the 69th into action at the First Battle of Bull Run. After promotion to brigadier general, he left the 69th and formed the Corcoran Legion, consisting of at least five other New York regiments.

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