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Sunday, May 21, 2017 from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT
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American Catholic Historical Society 
263 South Fourth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

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Dr. Nicholas Rademacher 
American Catholic Historical Society 

Spotlight on Local History

The Civil War Diary of Rev. James Sheeran, C.Ss.R: Chaplain, Confederate, Redemptorist 

Irish-born Rev. James Sheeran, C.Ss.R. (1817-1881), was chaplain to the 14th Louisiana Regiment of the Confederacy, one of only a few dozen Catholic chaplains commissioned for the Confederacy and one of only two who kept a journal. Highlighting his exploits from 1862 through 1865, the journal tells of the major event of his life in abundant detail. In this talk, Patrick J. Hayes will discuss Sheeran’s life, chaplaincy, travels, and imprisonment, and will conclude with a discussion of the editorial aspects of his work with Sheeran’s journal.  Copies will be available for purchase.

Patrick J. Hayes is the archivist at the Redemptorist Archives of the Baltimore Province located at St. Peter the Apostle Church in Philadelphia. A member of the ACHS board of managers, he is author and editor of several scholarly books.


Free and Open to the Public, with a light reception to follow.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

1:30 PM | House Opens

2:00 PM | Talk with Patrick J. Hayes

3:00 PM | Light Reception 


American Catholic Historical Society
263 South Fourth Street | Philadelphia, PA 19106


263 South Fourth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Organized in 1884
'The Oldest Catholic Historical Society in the United States'
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