Wednesday, April 21, 2004

More on the CSS Hunley sub crew’s funeral
Apparently it not only was Anglican but Anglo-Catholic! A requiem Mass. Wonderful, though I wonder if that was the faith of most or any of the men aboard the sub or even most of the South then... though it may have been the most Anglican part of America. (Those colonies were founded by English businessmen and corporations, not the groups of extreme Protestant dissenters from the established church that started the northern ones.) Certainly no-one there back then practised exactly this kind of churchmanship! Robert E. Lee was Episcopal but of the old Virginian, decidedly Low Church variety. Jefferson Davis probably had Catholic beliefs.

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