James E. McGee (1830 - 1880):
Lawyer and journalist
James McGee was born in Cushendall, County Antrim, and was educated in Wexford where he joined the staff of The Nation. He emigrated to New York and practised law. He joined the army during the Civil War, rising to be Colonel. He published The Men of '48; Sketches of Irish Soldiers; and Priests and Poets of Ireland.