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Jack McAuliffe "Napoleon of the Prize Ring"
Posted by: Pat. Wary (ID *****0016) Date: January 02, 2004 at 17:47:20
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My own genealogical research is at a standstill, but I like to use this time to possibly help others not related to me. I have a book "Jack McAuliffe The Napoleon of the Prize Ring" by Nat Fleischer, copyright 1944, which I found in my grandparents' attic and probably belonged to my uncle.
Here's some quotes:
"...Jack McAuliffe was born in Cork, Ireland, on March 24, 1866"
"His father emigrated from the Emerald Isle during the Fenian "troubles", and settled at Bangor Maine, where for a year he pursued his trade of cooper. But adventure beckoned and he enlisted in Uncle Sam's army, and was sent out West."
"He was one of a force sent out too late to succor the ill-fated General Custer, when the latter and his entire command were massacred by Sitting Bull's warriors."
"The elder McAuliffed remained in the service until he had saved sufficient funds to bring his family to America. He accomplished this in 1870 when his wife and two children, Jack and his sister, reached Bangor. There his family resided until 1882, a period of twelve years."

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