Joseph Maghe

18 01 2022

I woke this morning to the sad news that my friend, Joseph Maghe, has passed away. Some of you may remember Joe from the Bull Runnings In the Footsteps of the 69th NYSM tour back in 2019. He and his wife Debi travelled all the way from Kansas with a sizeable selection from his extensive collection of Irish-American Civil War memorabilia. Joe set up a deeply researched display of 69th NYSM memorabilia, owned by or related to members of the regiment, in the Henry House. He brought all of this valuable material at his own expense. It was a big hit with everyone. And so was Joe. He was a good Friend of Bull Runnings, and a friend to countless people in the Civil War and collector communities. More important, he was a very good man with a strong faith. I will miss him. My condolences to Debi, his family, and his many friends.

Joe on the battlefield of First Bull Run, 2019
Joe and Damian Shiels, 2019
Joe with some of his collection in the Henry House, 2019
Damian Shiels, John Hennessy, Joseph Maghe, and Harry Smeltzer, 2019



3 responses

18 01 2022

RIP Joe. Sincere condolences to family and God Bless


18 01 2022

Nice tribute. I only met him on the battlefield tour but I was impressed by his knowledge and faith.


31 01 2022
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