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July21863
Fr. Corby gives general absolution at Gettysburg
In one of the most famous scenes from the Civil War and the Battle of Gettysburg, Father Corby gives general absolution to the Union soldiers.
Keywords: father corby, civil war, holy cross, irish brigade, gettysburg
June71865
Maj. Gen. William Tecumsuh Sherman speaks at graduation
Two months after receiving the surrender of the Confederate general and the Civil War ending, General Sherman returns home to South Bend and gives the commencement address at Notre Dame.
Keywords: graduation, general sherman, civil war, commencement, mother angela, minim, father sorin, st marys, general grant, robert e lee
February131867
President Burns born
President Rev. James A. Burns, C.S.C. is born and would go on to cementing Notre Dame as a place of higher education.
Keywords: father burns, law school, endowment, preparatory school, father nieuwland
February11869
Law School opens
Now one of the top law schools in the country, Notre Dame's law school had humble beginnings.
Keywords: law school, father corby, golden jubilee


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