Cardinal James Gibbons, Baltimore (1834-1921)

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HIS EMINENCE JAMES CARDINAL GIBBONS, First Vicar-Apostolic of North Carolina, Fourth Bishop of Richmond, Ninth Archbishop of Baltimore. James Gibbons was born in the cathedral parish, Baltimore, and baptized in that venerable church by the Rev. Charles I. “White. He was taken to Ireland at the age of ten, and made his earliest studies there, [Read More...]

James Ryder Randall and the Music of the Civil War

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Journalist and poet, b. 1 Jan., 1839, at Baltimore, Maryland; d. 15 Jan., 1908 at Augusta, Georgia. As author of “Maryland, my Maryland”, the famous war song of the Confederacy, he has been frequently styled the “Poet Laureate of the Lost Cause”. He received his education at Georgetown University, but did not graduate. He travelled [Read More...]

First American Bishop Eulogizes President Washington, 1800

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Bishop John Carroll’s Eulogy on the Death of President Washington, February 22nd, 1800 When the death of men distinguished by superior talents, high endowments, and eminent virtues to their country, demands the expression of public mourning and grief their loss is accompanied generally with this mitigation, that, however grievous and painful, it is not irreparable; [Read More...]


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