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The Green and the GrayThe Irish in the Confederate States of America$
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David T. Gleeson

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9781469607566

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9781469607573_Gleeson

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For God, Erin, and Carolina

For God, Erin, and Carolina

Irish Catholics in the Confederacy

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(p.150) Chapter 5 For God, Erin, and Carolina
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The Green and the Gray
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David T. Gleeson

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469607566.003.0006

This chapter discusses how the Catholic clergy and sisters became the leaders and role models of the Irish community. The vast majority of Irish Confederates whether in military service or on the home front, were Roman Catholics. The position of the Catholic Church on the Confederacy was fundamental in determining significant Irish support for the new nation.

Keywords:   Irish Americans, Catholic clergy, nuns, Irish immigrants, Irish Catholics, Catholic Church

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