Charles Ewing (1835-1883): Civil War General, Knight of St. Gregory


Charles Ewing, b. at Lancaster, 6 March, 1835; d. at Washington, 20 June, 1883. Commencing his studies at the college of the Dominican Fathers in Perry County, Ohio, he later attended Gonzaga College, Washington, and the University of Virginia. In 1860 he began the practice of law in St. Louis, Missouri. The Civil War breaking [Read More...]

James Longstreet (1821-1904): Confederate General, Catholic Convert

General Longstreet

Soldier and Catholic convert. Born 8 January, 1821, at Edgefield, South Carolina, U.S.A.; died at Gainesville, Georgia, 2 January, 1904. In 1831 he moved to Alabama with his parents, and was thence appointed to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, where he graduated in 1842. For his services in the Mexican War he was [Read More...]

Former Episcopal Priest Discusses His Conversion to Catholicism, 1897

Henry Austin Adams

MR. ADAMS’ CONVERSION– The ex-Epsicopalian Clergyman Tells How He was Led to Embrace Catholicism (The Brooklyn Eagle, February 22, 1897, 2.) Henry Austin Adams, M.A., told the story of his conversion to the Roman Catholic Church before a large audience in the Amphion theater last evening. The lecture was accompanied with a vocal and musical [Read More...]