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Author Lynch (Family), author

Title For Church and Confederacy : the Lynches of South Carolina / edited by Robert Emmett Curran
Published Columbia, South Carolina : The University of South Carolina Press, [2019]
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Contents Prologue: "For their Faith and Country" -- Antebellum Years: "Everyone must have their own trouble" -- 1858: "The honor and dignity you have received" -- 1859 January-June: "This mustard seed, this tiny nut" -- 1859 July-December: "Tempest in a tea-pot" -- 1860 January-June: "I wish to turn everything to advantage" -- 1860 July-December: "Such a disruption could never be healed" -- 1861 January-June: "Pro Deo et pro Patria" -- 1861 July-December: "The separation of the Southern States is un fait accompli" -- 1862 January-June: "Is not the country in an awful state?" -- 1862 July-December: "What glorious news of late!" -- 1863 January-June: "Do you expect peace . . . as soon as everybody else?" -- 1863 July-September: "We are storming heaven for Charleston now." -- 1863 October-December: "I do not know what will become of us." -- 1864 January-March: "The whole is a matter of endurance." -- 1864 April-July: "Father . . . is very hopeful about your mission." -- 1864 July-September: "The fundamental danger . . . is the Antagonism of Races." -- 1864 October-December: "A miracle, a standing miracle" -- 1865 February-April: "This last news was a terrible stroke." -- 1865 May-December: "By the destruction of the South, all this is lost."
Summary "The Lynches of South Carolina were second-generation immigrants of parents with distinguished Irish roots who had come to America to restore the fortunes which religion and race had cost them in their occupied homeland. In the rising upcountry town of Cheraw Conlaw, Peter and Eleanor Neison Lynch quickly established themselves as leading citizens. The dozen children Eleanor successfully bore, however, were hardly conducive to the reacquisition of wealth. Of the twelve, five succumbed to tuberculosis, the disease that haunted the family. Of the seven survivors, five made exceptional marks in the careers they pursued, in medicine, manufacturing, and the religious life. Most notable was the eldest, Patrick Neison, who became the third Roman Catholic bishop of Charleston. Patrick developed a national reputation as a polemicist, preacher, and self-taught geologist. During the Civil War, Bishop Lynch proved to be the outstanding Catholic apologist for the Confederacy, a status that led Confederate officials to appoint him a special commissioner to the Papal States, in order to gain, if possible, the Church's recognition of the Confederate States, and with that recognition, the influence that might lead to European intervention"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Lynch, Patrick Neison, 1817-1882. -- Correspondence.
Lynch family. -- Correspondence.
Catholics -- South Carolina -- Correspondence.
Confederate States of America -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Records and correspondence.
Personal correspondence.
Form Electronic book
Author Curran, Robert Emmett, editor
ISBN 1643360213 (electronic bk.)
9781643360218 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Correspondence. Selections