Near South Bend in St. Joseph County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Chaplain Corby of Gettysburg
Minutes later the Irish Brigade went into action at Little Round Top and the Wheatfield. The Brigade lost 27 killed, 109 wounded, and 62 missing. Gettysburg's individual statues are of generals, except President Lincoln, Chaplain Corby, and a civilian.
This duplicate statue was dedicated here in 1911. Father Corby was President of Notre Dame twice: 1866-72, 1877-82. He planned the Grotto, finished in 1896, and died in 1897.
Location. 41° 42.136′ N, 86° 14.44′ W. Marker is near South Bend, Indiana, in St. Joseph County. Marker can be reached from Corby Drive. Click for map. Marker is in front of Corby Hall on the campus on the University of Notre Dame. Marker is in this post office area: Notre Dame IN 46556, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thomas A. Dooley, M.D. '48 (within shouting distance of this marker); From a Letter of The Rev. Edward Sorin, CSC (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old College (about 500 feet away); Notre Dame Fieldhouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Clarke Peace Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Vetville (approx. 0.3 miles away); Knute Rockne (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lou Holtz (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in South Bend.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. The Statue is Dulpicated at Gettysburg.
Also see . . .
1. Father William Corby. Father Corby, like many devout Catholics, had mixed feelings about the Civil War, but none-the-less felt the calling to support the men, spiritually. At Gettysburg, his action of offered absolution to the entire Irish Brigade was the first time the action had been granted in America. This moment linked Catholicism and American Patriotism together for many who witnessed or later read about the event.
2. Video - Catholic Chaplin in the "Civil War". A Civil War Re-enactor discusses a number of points of service of the Catholic Chaplin in the North's Irish Brigade.
Categories. • Education • War, US Civil •
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