The Alexanders, Earls of Caledon

The Alexanders, Earls of Caledon

The Alexander family emigrated from Scotland to Ireland with the plantations of the early 17th century and prospered as merchants in Limavady, Londonderry and Dublin. The most successful family members was James Alexander, who made his fortune as a nabob of the East...
Nicholas Grueber & Corkagh’s Gunpowder Mill

Nicholas Grueber & Corkagh’s Gunpowder Mill

GRUEBER OF LYONS I was once lucky enough to stand on the American Civil War battlefield of Chattanooga, Tennessee, where I learned that the main reason why the North defeated the South was because the North’s guns were more efficient and more accurate. The British...