Rev William Corby

Rev William Corby

Birth
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
Death 28 Dec 1897 (aged 64)
South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana, USA
Burial Notre Dame, St. Joseph County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 73823319 · View Source
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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


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  • Originally Created by: Eric Lowman
  • Added: 23 Jul 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial 73823319
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev William Corby (2 Oct 1833–28 Dec 1897), Find a Grave Memorial no. 73823319, citing Holy Cross Cemetery, Notre Dame, St. Joseph County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .