On this day in 1863, Fr. William Corby gave general absolution to 530 men at Gettysburg…

Posted July 2, 2017 10:17 pm by Editor

On this day in 1863, Fr. William Corby gave general absolution to 530 men at Gettysburg…

It was almost noon, July 2, 1863, and the 530 men of New York’s Irish Brigade were resting on the eastern slope of Cemetery Ridge above the small town of Gettysburg. They could hear the fire of muskets and artillery at Little Round Top, but the Irish were being held in reserve. Then the order to came to prepare to march into battle…

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