Although Patrick Cleburne may have been a Southern rebel of Irish descent I doubt he was an “Irish rebel”. Cleburne was born in County Cork, but he was of Anglo-Irish ancestry, being the second son of a middle-class Protestant family. His enlistment in the British army was with a Welsh regiment posted in Ireland during the Great Famine and he was still serving during the 1848 Young Ireland Rebellion. His loyalty must have been unquestioned as he was promoted to Corporal in July of the following year. Therefore I strongly question the idea that Cleburne had any sympathies at all with any Irish uprisings or rebellions.