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Excommunicated From the UnionHow the Civil War Created a Separate Catholic America$
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William B. Kurtz

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780823267538

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823267538.001.0001

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Catholics Rally to the Flag

Catholics Rally to the Flag

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(p.29) 2 Catholics Rally to the Flag
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Excommunicated From the Union
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William B. Kurtz

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823267538.003.0003

With the outbreak of the war in April 1861, thousands of northern Catholics rushed to support the Union cause. They joined local regiments, sometimes congregating in Irish Catholic units such as the 69th New York Regiment and later the Irish Brigade. The strongest supporter of the northern cause was Orestes A. Brownson, but others such as Archbishop John Hughes and Ellen Ewing Sherman also won reputations as patriots. Apart from the neutral stance of many in the Border States, Catholics in the North were overwhelming in favor of the war. Still, the dissent and imprisonment of the anti-war James McMaster foreshadowed future divisions between pro-and anti-war wings of the church.

Keywords:   Border States, Orestes A. Brownson, Catholic, John Hughes, North, Ellen Sherman, Union

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