To mark the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War’s end, the Knights of Columbus Museum presents Answering the Call, an exhibition profiling various military and civilian support figures during the four-year conflict (1861-1865).
Answering the Call focuses on religious ministry and medical
care provided to Civil War soldiers. It also includes a history of the
9th Connecticut, a volunteer infantry regiment whose members were
predominantly of Irish ancestry, many of whom were from New Haven. The
first supreme knight of the Knights of Columbus, James T. Mullen, was a
sergeant in the 9th Connecticut.
The show centers on wartime struggles and hardships as well as acts
of bravery, charity and compassion in the midst of battle. Catholic
soldiers and officers — Confederate and Union — are profiled, together
with battlefield chaplains and religious sisters who nursed the wounded
in hospitals and prisons.
Answering the Call also includes references to battles and
military campaigns, with emphasis on conditions in military encampments
and the aftermath of combat, such as medical care and the spiritual
needs of the wounded and dying.
Find out more at: http://www.kofcmuseum.org/km/en/exhibits/2015/answering-the-call/index.html