Chaplain Corby & NY Irish BDE

From the back: “These monuments erected on the Gettysburg Battlefield portray one of the most human interest stories of this famous battle. The Irish Brigade composed principally of New Yorkers were ordered into the battle. Father Corby asked permission to talk to the men for a few minutes. It was granted and he delivered a momentous talk before pronouncing an absolution for all his men. Immediately thereafter they were commanded to go into the fight and displayed remarkable service and fortitude” (TCK archives).

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