Fr Peter Paul Cooney American Civil War Chaplain passed away 1905

#OnThisDay 1905 Fr Peter Paul Cooney, from Roscommon died. Fr Cooney was chaplain to the 35th Indiana “1st Irish Regiment”  during the American Civil War. Cooney was the longest serving Catholic chaplain during the war from 1861-1865, leaving for Notre Dame University. He wrote many letters to his brother detailing his war time experiences from speeches, to abolition of sin to taking soldiers pay and bringing it to their families.

Fr John Paul Cooney

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