Catholic Volunteer Soldiers of the Civil War from Philadelphia

Civil War lecture

Event details

  • Sunday | May 15, 2022
  • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This presentation will highlight the bravery and heroism of those Catholics from Philadelphia who served as soldiers in the Civil War. It will also explore their complex motivations for fighting, from those who opposed the extension of slavery to those immigrants who sought to demonstrate their loyalty to their adoptive nation.  

Andy Waskie

Andy Waskie is a Civil War historian, author, and presevationist. He specializes in the life of General George G. Meade, whom he portrays in living history performance. He holds a PhD from New York University and has taught at Temple University, Rider University, and Holy Family University.  He is currently working on a book on the Germans of Philadelphia for the History Press.

Free and open to the public  

The lecture is FREE and open to the public, but registration is required.

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In-person attendance is limited to the first 25 registrants, and all visitors to the ACHS house are required to wear a mask. 

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The event will also be livestreamed via Zoom for those wishing to attend online.