Memoirs of Chaplain Life: 3 Years in the Irish Brigage with the Army of the Potomac by Lawrence KohlMemoirs of Chaplain Life: 3 Years in the Irish Brigage with the Army of the Potomac by Lawrence Kohl

Memoirs of Chaplain Life: 3 Years in the Irish Brigage with the Army of the Potomac

byLawrence KohlEditorLawrence Frederick Kohl

Hardcover | January 1, 1992

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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, FatherWilliam 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 academiclibraries.
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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Title:Memoirs of Chaplain Life: 3 Years in the Irish Brigage with the Army of the PotomacFormat:HardcoverDimensions:412 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.01 inPublished:January 1, 1992Publisher:Fordham University Press

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ISBN - 10:0823212513

ISBN - 13:9780823212514

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'Memoirs of Chaplain Life' is a very human account of what it was like to be in an army in the Civil War, giving the reader a more vivid picture of Civil War armies and a much deeper appreciation of the services of the Catholic chaplains who served them.

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"This is arguably one of the best of the numerous published diaries of Civil War participants. . . . This volume is a welcome reminder of the reality-and beauty-of the moral virtue of patriotism."