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Reverend Richard C. Christy

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, May 22, 2011
1. Rev. Richard C. Christy Marker
Inscription. Chaplain, 78th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-64. He was credited as Pennsylvania’s first Catholic Civil War chaplain and the only one serving a chiefly non-Catholic regiment. Despite the anti-Catholic prejudice of the era, he gained a reputation for bravery and was known as the “Fighting Chaplain of the Army of the Cumberland.” Father Christy had been the first permanent pastor of this church. Hundreds of veterans attended his funeral in 1878.
 
Erected 2004 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 50.565′ N, 79° 44.579′ W. Marker is in Fenelton, Pennsylvania, in Butler County. Marker is on South Clearfield Road 0.1 miles south of McLafferty Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located at St. John's Church on church grounds. Marker is in this post office area: Fenelton PA 16034, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Influenza Epidemic Victims (approx. 2.8 miles away); William A. Smith (approx. 5.6 miles away); KDKA "Dog House" (approx. 7.1 miles away); The Roeblings (approx. 7.2 miles
Rev. Richard C. Christy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 22, 2011
2. Rev. Richard C. Christy Marker
away); John and Carl Roebling House (approx. 7.3 miles away); Butler County (approx. 8.1 miles away); General Richard Butler (approx. 8.1 miles away); Saint Patrick's Church (approx. 8.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Rev. Richard C. Christy at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on February 20, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 22, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 491 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 22, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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