Chaplain Corby of Gettysburg

Chaplain Corby of Gettysburg (HM7YZ)

Location: Notre Dame, IN 46556 St Joseph County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 42.136', W 86° 14.44'

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The first bronze sculpture of Chaplain William Corby by Samuel Murray was dedicated in 1910 on the Gettysburg battlefield by Civil War veterans of the five regiments of the Union's Army Irish Brigade. His statue is on the same boulder of Cemetery Ridge where he stood to give the soldiers General Absolution on July 2, 1863, the second day of the three-day battle.

Minutes later the Irish Brigade went into action at Little Round Top and the Wheatfield. The Brigade lost 27 killed, 109 wounded, and 62 missing. Gettysburg's individual statues are of generals, except President Lincoln, Chaplain Corby, and a civilian.

This duplicate statue was dedicated here in 1911. Father Corby was President of Notre Dame twice: 1866-72, 1877-82. He planned the Grotto, finished in 1896, and died in 1897.
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Date Added Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 6:36pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 563178 N 4616998
Decimal Degrees41.70226667, -86.24066667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 42.136', W 86° 14.44'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 42' 8.16" N, 86° 14' 26.40" W
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Area Code(s)574
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1390-1400 Corby Dr, Notre Dame IN 46556, US
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