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By William Corby

Of all of the devices that fought within the Civil conflict, the Irish Brigade seems the main famous. produced from troops from big apple who have been as a rule Irish-Catholics, this unit proved itself in one of the most vital battles of the battle. A primary participant during this unit used to be the chaplin, Father William Corby. via his devotions and his willingness to be ever-present on the encampments, in addition to on the entrance, the souls of the Irish Brigade have been regularly cared for. a mixture biography, heritage of the Irish Brigade, day by day look at the lives of Civil warfare squaddies, and mirrored image at the Catholic religion, this e-book is splendidly written in Corby's personal phrases. the entire features of his existence come jointly right here. suggested for public and educational libraries.

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Gen. St. Clair A. Mulholland, from Prince Philippe, Comte de Paris. This letter needs no comment. His Royal Highness speaks from personal observation. Page 8 Page 9 Introduction. As with all old soldiers, it is an agreeable pastime for me to tell War Stories, or incidents of the late war. Most persons, especially the young, listen with more than ordinary interest to such narratives coming from a veritable participant. I will try to give, in my own blunt way, for the benefit, and perhaps for the edification, of my readers, the reminiscences of three years spent, during the active campaigns of the late war, in the Army of the Potomac, under McClellan, Burnside, Hooker, Meade, and Grant.

Page 20 duty. Of this number, however, Father Paul E. Gillen, C. S. , was a veteran. Father Egan entered the service about the last of August, 1863, and remained to the very end of the war. Father Gillen started at the beginning and stayed until the end of the war. Other chaplains, known as Post Chaplains, rendered valuable services in the hospitals, encouraging the sick and wounded, and administering the sacraments to the dying; but here I intend to speak principally of those connected with the Army of the Potomac, in the field and at the front.

M. The retiring modesty of my friend will not allow me to say more. THE COMTE DE PARIS. -Gen. St. Clair A. Mulholland, from Prince Philippe, Comte de Paris. This letter needs no comment. His Royal Highness speaks from personal observation. Page 8 Page 9 Introduction. As with all old soldiers, it is an agreeable pastime for me to tell War Stories, or incidents of the late war. Most persons, especially the young, listen with more than ordinary interest to such narratives coming from a veritable participant.

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