Civil War Chaplain Becomes Bishop: Bishop Lawrence S. McMahon, Hartford, CT (1835-1893)

Bishop McMahon

RIGHT REV. LAWRENCE S. McMAHON, Fifth Bishop of Hartford. Lawrence S. Mcmahon was born in the British province of New Brunswick in 1835, but was brought to the United States in his fourth year. His early studies were made in the public schools of Boston, but he subsequently entered the College of the Holy Cross [Read More...]

“How the Young Colonel Died”

Cold Harbor

HOW THE YOUNG COLONEL DIED By David Gray You want to hear me tell you how the young Colonel died, God help me memory will not fail on that, nor tongue be tied. Aye, write it down and print it in your biggest type of gold. For sure, a braver heart than his no mortal [Read More...]

Monsignor Bernard O’Reilly (1820-1907)


Historian, b. 20 Sept., 1820, in County Mayo, Ireland; d. in New York, U.S.A. 26 April, 1907. In early life he emigrated to Canada, where in 1836 he entered Laval University. He was ordained priest in Quebec, 12 Sept., 1843, and ministered in several parishes of that diocese. He was one of the heroic priests [Read More...]