Memoirs of Chaplain Life: Three Years with the Irish Brigade in the Army of the Potomac

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Fordham Univ Press, 1992 - 412 Seiten
Of all the units that fought in the Civil War, the Irish Brigade seems to be the most recognized. Comprised of troops from New York who were mostly Irish-Catholics, this unit proved itself in some of the most important battles of the war. A principal player in this unit was the chaplin, Father William Corby. Through his devotions and his willingness to be ever-present at the encampments, as well as at the front, the souls of the Irish Brigade were always cared for. A combination biography, history of the Irish Brigade, day-to-day look into the lives of Civil War soldiers, and reflection on the Catholic faith, this book is wonderfully written in Corby's own words. All the aspects of his life come together here. Recommended for public and academic libraries.
 

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A Short Sketch of the Irish Brigade
17
Irish Brigade ChaplainsFirst Camp
21
ChaplainsTheir WorkCharacter of the SoldiersGen Thomas Francis Meagher
27
Irish Brigade Takes the Field
32
Brigade Shipped to the PeninsulaIncidentsSoldiers KilledMay DevotionsTrooper Confessions etc
39
Short Description of the LocalityA few Historical NotesPrince of the House of Orleans
45
Home of Mrs George WashingtonNoted RiversLand of the Red Man in Capt Smiths Time etc
53
Pastimes and RealitiesBattle of Fair Oaks or Seven Pines
59
Gettysburg
179
GettysburgThe Twentyfifth Anniversary
187
Anniversary ExercisesGettysburg
191
From Gettysburg to the Rappahannock
201
An Officers Preparation for Execution
208
We Go to New York City and Return
213
The Execution of A Soldier
220
The Battle of the Wilderness
229

BigotsTrue Freedom etc
66
Chaplains During and After the BattleHospitals
71
Malaria in the Camp
80
The Seven Days Fight
86
Rest and Discipline
94
A Military Mass
99
Leaving the PeninsulaMarch SevereDust TerribleFood Wanting
103
Feat of Jack GassonThe Battle of Antietam
109
The Camp at Harpers FerryBanquet Reconnaissance etc
116
An Army Execution
122
The Irish Brigade at Fredericksburg
128
Camp Life at Fredericksburg
134
St Patricks Day at Camp Falmouth
138
Collections Made in the Brigade for the Poor in Ireland
146
Incidents and Reflections
152
Battle of Chancellorville
158
Our Return to Camp Falmouth
165
In Camp and on the March
170
Frederick Maryland
175
Battle of Spottsylvania
234
Our Life at the Front
241
Execution at City PointMothers Letter
246
New RecruitsExpedition to Deep Bottom
252
Explosion of a Great Boat Filled With OrdinanceSecond Expedition to Deep BottomHorse Drinds in James River and is FrightenedBattle on the Weld...
258
The Third Anniversary of Our BrigadeMilitary Mass etc
263
PassesEight Priests of Holy Cross Notre Dame ChaplainsArchbishop Ireland and Bishop MMahon ChaplainsA Noble Southern Priest
268
The Re James M Dillon C S C Chaplain of the Sixtythird N Y Vol Irish Brigade
285
Roman Catholic Chaplains in the WarThe Rev Thomas Ouellet S J Irish Brigade
299
The Rev Paul E Gillen C S C as Chaplain
307
The Re Constantine L Egan O P
311
Continuation of Father Egans Narrative
332
The Irish Brigade in the War for the Union
350
Paul Henry Wood and his Painting Absolution Under Fire
393
St Clair Mulholland and the Statues of Father Corby
397
Poems on Father Corby at Gettysburg
401
Index
405
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Lawrence Frederick Kohl is Associate Professor of History at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, and series editor of the Irish in the Civil War.

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