AOH Bernard McCarren Division II Newark DE

Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity

Our Division

The Cpl Bernard McCarren Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians is an Irish Catholic fraternal organization and has been active in the Newark, DE community since 2003.

Regular activities include marching in area parades (Wilmington St. Patrick's Day Parade, "Unofficial" Newark St. Patrick's Day Parade, Newark Memorial Day Parade, etc.), manning booths promoting our Division at area events...Click here to read more

About Cpl Bernard McCarren

Served in Company C, 1st Delaware Infantry

Citation: Capture of Flag

Date Medal Issued:   1 December 1864

Bernard McCarren was born in 1831 in Ireland. When the Civil War broke out he enlisted in Co. H, 24th Pennsylvania Regiment of Captain Thomas A. Smyth. He was noted as being 5' 9" tall, light complexioned, blue eyes and sandy hair. When his three month enlistment ran out, he joined Captain George Price's Co. C, 1st Delaware Infantry. In September, 1861, McCarren was promoted to corporal...Click here to read more

About the AOH

The Ancient Order of Hibernians is America’s oldest Irish Catholic Fraternal Organization founded concurrently in the coal-mining region of Pennsylvania and New York City in May,1836.  The Order can trace its roots back to a series of similar societies that existed in Ireland for more than 300 years.  Today the AOH exists in America, Canada, Ireland, England, Wales and Scotland, however, while the organizations share a common thread, the American AOH is a separate and much larger organization...Click here to read more