Donald R. McClarey

Make the Sign of the Cross, and Go In!

  My avatar when I blog and when I comment on blogs is Major General William Rosecrans. Outside of his family, General William S. Rosecrans had three great passions in his life:  His religion, Roman Catholicism, to which he had

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The Man Who Helped Convert General Rosecrans

  As faithful readers of this blog know, I have often written about General William Rosecrans, Union general and zealous Catholic convert.  One of the men who helped in the conversion process was Julius Garesché, who would serve under Rosecrans

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Make the Sign of the Cross and Go In!

(I posted this on the last day of 2013.  I adopt this as my pledge to all readers of The American Catholic during the coming year, which I suspect will be a tempestuous one.)   My avatar when I blog

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Make the Sign of the Cross and Go In!

My avatar when I blog and when I comment on blogs is Major General William Rosecrans.  As my personal motto for the coming year I will adopt one of his sayings:  Make the Sign of the Cross and Go In!

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September 19, 1863: Battle of Chickamauga Begins

An intelligent observer of the American Civil War in early September of 1863 would have reached certain conclusions about the War thus far: 1.  The Union was losing the War in the East.  After many spectacular battles and huge casualties,

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December 31, 1862: Battle of Stones River Begins

“Non nobis Domine! non nobis sed nomini tuo da gloriam.” General William S. Rosecrans at the end of his report on the battle of Stones River, attributing the Union victory to God. An unjustly obscure battle of the Civil War

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William S. Rosecrans: Crusader for the Union

  Outside of his family, General William S. Rosecrans had three great passions in his life:  His religion, Roman Catholicism, to which he had converted as a cadet at West Point, the Army and the Union.  In the Civil War

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