Book Talk: Free and Open to the Public

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

Civil War DiaryIrish-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.

About the Speaker

Patrick HayesPatrick 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.

Event Details

Sunday, May 21, 2017
1:30pm House opens | 2:00pm Lecture

The Society’s House
263 South Fourth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

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