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Rev William Corby
Birth: Oct. 2, 1833
Detroit
Wayne County
Michigan, USA
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: EFB III) 
 
Burial:
Holy Cross Cemetery
Notre Dame
St. Joseph County
Indiana, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Eric Lowman
Record added: Jul 23, 2011
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Rev William Corby
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Rev William Corby
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Rev William Corby
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A great man. Even though he was doing few funerals at the time, he made an exception and did my g, grandfather's funeral one month before he died. Why? Because he was a civil war vet. To the end, he was loyal to God and his fellow soldiers.
- Daniel Brothers
 Added: Dec. 12, 2014
A most honorable service among combat soldiers to be there among the trying times they face. Your services to the Irish Brigade and your country are renown! You have maintained the course, you have run a good race, you have kept the faith! God bless yo...(Read more)
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Jun. 10, 2014

- Mellissa Lake Co. Illinois
 Added: Dec. 28, 2013
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