St. Vincent's Academy and Father Peter Whalen

Savannah historian Barry Sheehy told stories of people who lived through and influenced the outcome of the Civil War. At… read more

Savannah historian Barry Sheehy told stories of people who lived through and influenced the outcome of the Civil War. At St. Vincent’s Academy he talked about Sister Francis and her illegal pre-Civil War school for black children and Father Peter Whalen, including his service as chaplain to the prisoners of war at Andersonville.

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2011 LCV Cities Tour” in Savannah, Georgia, on June 1-8 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2. close

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St. Vincent's Academy and Father Peter Whalen

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Savannah, Georgia, United States
First Aired:
Jun 25, 2011
Last Aired:
Jun 27, 2011

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  • Jun 25, 2011 | 9:24am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 26, 2011 | 4:28pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 27, 2011 | 5:24am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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