Charles Graham Halpine (1829-1868)

Charles Graham Halpine was best known for his humorous articles written under the pen name of "Private Miles O'Reilly." Born in Ireland, Halpine settled in Boston and was a satirist with the "Boston Post" and the "Carpet-Bag." Halpine went to New York where he wrote for the "Herald" and the "Tribune," and later became an editor at the "New York Times." At the outbreak of the Civil War Halpine enlisted as a private and rose to brevet brigadier general. In 1864 he published "The Life and Adventures, Songs, Services, and Speeches of Private Miles O'Reilly." He died by an accidental overdose of chloroform.

1863 circa 5 years
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