Catholics at West Point, a 1908 Survey

William S. Rosecrans as a Lieutenant, United States Army, in the 1840's.

Today, the day that the Class of 2014 graduates from the United States Military Academy, offers an opportunity to look at some of the Catholic graduates West Point. During the nineteenth century, the majority of the Corps of Cadets was Protestant, and would be for a very long time. This 1908 article profiles some of the [Read More...]

Military Mass During the Civil War, 1864

CSC chaplains

FATHER CORBY’S DESCRIPTION OF A MILITARY MASS On or about the 4th day of September, 1864, Gen. Meagher, who was on a visit with Gen. Hancock at the time, prior to his departure for the department of Gen. Sherman, to whom he had been assigned for duty, proposed an anniversary celebration for the brigade. The [Read More...]

George Hasenour (1841-1915): Soldier, Teacher, Entrepeneur


A Civil War Veteran: George Hasenour , Celestine, Indiana    George Hasenour, a gallant ex-soldier and one of the best-known businessmen of Celestine, Dubois County, Indiana, was born in Louisville, Kentucky, August 15, 1841, the eldest of the seven children of Martin and Tharsila Hasenour, natives of Germany. Martin Hasenour and wife, soon after marriage, [Read More...]