Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Corbys in:
 • Gettysburg National Military Park
 • Gettysburg
 • Adams County
 • Pennsylvania
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
William Corby
Birth: Oct. 2, 1833
Death: Dec. 28, 1897

Civil War Union Army Chaplain. Served as Chaplain with the Union's Army of the Potomac's Irish Brigade. On July 2, 1863, Father Corby mounted a large rock on Cemetery Ridge and gave absolution to the men of the Irish Brigade before they entered the battle in the Wheatfield. Today a statue of him stands on the rock he mounted that day. (bio by: Ethan F. Bishop) 
 
Burial:
Gettysburg National Military Park *
Gettysburg
Adams County
Pennsylvania, USA
*Memorial Site [?]
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Oct 28, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5901580
William Corby
Added by: Ethan F. Bishop
 
William Corby
Added by: K Guy
 
William Corby
Added by: K Guy
 
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.


- sniksnak
 Added: Dec. 28, 2013

- Jayme Ann
 Added: Mar. 15, 2013

- Hamish mom
 Added: Oct. 2, 2012
There are 31 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
How famous was this person?
Current ranking for this person: (4.0 after 20 votes)
 

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service