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Rev Peter Whelan
Birth: 1802
Clongeen
County Wexford, Ireland
Death: Feb. 6, 1871
Savannah
Chatham County
Georgia, USA

Father Peter Whelan was an Irish-born Catholic priest who served in the Diocese of Charleston and Savannah from 1837 until 1871. His story is not very well known, and yet, in his lifetime he touched thousands of people, which is highlighted by the fact that his funeral in 1871 was the largest that the city of Savannah had seen up to that time.

Known by survivors as the "Angel of Andersonville," he was the only minister willing to serve within this prison den that witnessed the death of 13,000 Union prisoners-of-war in only fourteen months.

A new documentary, "Fighting the Good Fight: The Father Peter Whelan Story" brings to light the contributions of this courageous priest.

Fr. Peter Whelan - RC Priest-National Chaplain, CSA - Montgomery Guards - Priest's Lot

RC Priest-National Chaplain, CSA - Montgomery Guards - Priests' Lot

Source: A List Of The Known Confederate Sailors And Soldiers Buried In Catholic Cemetery As Of August 2007 
 
Inscription:
Age 69 yrs
 
Burial:
Catholic Cemetery
Savannah
Chatham County
Georgia, USA
Plot: Diocese of Savannah Priest's section
 
Created by: Bill Waters
Record added: Sep 14, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41970038
Rev Peter Whelan
Added by: Bill Waters
 
Rev Peter Whelan
Added by: Bill Waters
 
Rev Peter Whelan
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an Angel of Mercy
- Ron
 Added: Apr. 20, 2016

- charlott jones
 Added: Jan. 2, 2016
God bless you Father.
- cls
 Added: Sep. 27, 2015
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