91st PA--YMCA connections

YMCA

According to one late report, the regiment was split between men associated with the YMCA or another religious organization ("Gregory's pets"), and those who weren't.(3)

On 15 December 1861, Colonel Gregory was scheduled to speak at a meeting organized by the YMCA (5).

On 19 January 1862, Colonel Gregory spoke at a meeting organized by the YMCA.(1, 2)

On 28 June 1863, Colonel Gregory was scheduled to speak at a meeting organized by the YMCA.(4).

Sources

1 'Meeting in behalf of soldiers' (Philadelphia Inquirer 20 January 1862 page 8)

2 'The seventeenth meeting ...', Philadelphia Inquirer 18 January 1862 page 8)

3 letter, JHR Storey to Theodore Roosevelt, 3 February 1903

4 'God and our country' (Philadelphia Press, 27 June 1863, page 3)

5 'Another union meeting in behalf of the soldiers' (Philadelphia Press, Saturday 14 December 1861, page 3)


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