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Chronicles of Notre Dame du Lac
Edward Sorin, CSC -- Translated by John M. Toohey, CSC, 1895
pg 468                     Chapter XXII. Twenty Second Year  1863

                  The unfortunate war which was desolating the country for the 
             last two years was destined to be prolonged throughout this whole 
             year, the principal events of which bearing on the Congregation of 
             Holy Cross in this Province we are going to relate.
                  The four missioners continued their dangerous work with the 
             same courage and the same results.  The Rev. Father Carrier joined 
             them in the spring.  He was chaplain of the Catholic soldiers in 
             the army which had the signal honor of taking Vicksburg; but he 
             was recalled the following summer and returned about the beginning 
             of October.
                  The Rev. Father Dillon, whose health had been failing for 
             some time, was obliged to seek to recover it in a strange climate 
             and in repose, and started for Europe in the month of August.
                  Sisters were sent in larger numbers to the hospitals, and 
             baptisms were still more frequent amongst their wounded and sick.

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