Death of Rev. William Corby, Irish Brigade 1897

#OnThisDay 1897 Reverend William Corby passed away. Corby was a chaplain in the Irish Brigade & is perhaps best known for giving general absolution to his 530 men before the Battle of Gettysburg. Roughly 198 of his flock became casualties in some of the heaviest fighting of the battle.
Corby was also the President of Notre Dame University twice.

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