Thomas Kirwan





Thomas Kirwan


Born
in Tryon, Prince Edward Island, Canada
April 17, 1829

Died
February 05, 1911

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Thomas Kirwan was one of the best known and most accomplished reporters and writers in New England, and had the unusual record of serving with one newspaper for more than 32 years.

He left home at an early age, afterward living with relatives, and obtained his education in private schools and at the Central Academy in Charlottestown.

He came to Boston in the late 1840s and worked for several daily papers before moving to Portland, Maine, where he landed a reporting job with the Weekly Exposition.

When the Civil War began, he joined the Massachusettes Volunteer Infantry and fought in several battles before being discharged due to an injury received at Goldsboro, North Carolina. In later years, he wrote a regimental history of the 17th Massachus
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