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A Chaplain in the Civil War

In the fall of 1861, Father William Corby, a Notre Dame educated priest, not yet 30 years old, joined the 88th New York and the…

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A Small Rock Marking a Big Impact

There are hundreds of monuments here at Gettysburg National Battlefield. Many times it’s difficult to know the story behind each one…there are simply so many….

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The Role of Chaplains in the Civil War

If you are a student of the Civil War, you probably know some of the important names like Generals Lee and Grant, or battles like…

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The Importance of Faith in Battle

A soldier needs many resources in battle. One of those items is perhaps most important, yet intangible. It’s the importance of one’s faith…and today we…

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Gettysburg Week: The General (Most of) America Forgot

In the three days leading up to Indpendence Day, 1863, Americans waged the greatest of battles against one another at Gettysburg. So on the 150th…

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The Battle of Cedar Creek

There are nearly 400 national park sites in the United States. Today we visit one of the newest in the system; a place of vital…

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Antietam Battle

Even by today’s standards, the cost of this battle was staggering. It was a 12 hour conflict that saw a man killed every second; that’s…

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Antietam Battle’s Blood Lane

The fields were filled with ears of corn nearing harvest during September, but the kernels would never be shelled. In fact, it was these fields…

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Knowing Someone Else’s Battle Plan

Imagine going into a battle and having the enemy’s plan of attach in your hands. It sounds like it would not be a fair fight,…

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Battle at Antietam

You may have heard stories of family members fighting against one another during the Civil War. At this famous battlefield, it was the teacher who…

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The Battle of Gettysburg

In the three days leading up to Independence Day in 1863, Americans waged the greatest of battles against one another at Gettysburg.  So for the…

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