May 30, 1911 - Fair Catch Corby unveiled on campus

Fair Catch CorbyFather William Corby, future president of Notre Dame, was one of seven Holy Cross priests to act as chaplains during the Civil War. Father Corby was the chaplain of the Irish Brigade's 88th New York Infantry Regiment. The act that causes Father Corby to be remembered will be covered in early July, but today a statue honoring him was dedicated on campus in 1911.

The statue is a replica of the original that is placed in the Gettysburg National Military Park. Father Corby is depicted standing on a rock with his arm raised giving a general absolution. Due to his posture, the statue has been nicknamed "Fair Catch Corby." The statue can be seen in front of the building that bears his name, Corby Hall.

Keywords: civil war, fair catch corby, gettysburg, father corby, holy cross, irish brigade, corby hall

Posted On: 2012-05-30 14:20:27 by IrishTrpt07


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