~~~~The Old Liner~~~~
- Online edition of newsletter -

Earle Hollenbaugh, Editor
17 Fusting Ave., Suite 1-W
Baltimore, MD 21228

Future Meetings: 4th Tuesday of each month -
Mark your calendar for 2017 Dates: January 24, February 28, March 28, April 25, May 23, June 27, July 25, August 22, September 26, October 24, November 28, December 12
Time: Doors open at 7:00, Business meeting and Speaker: 7:30 p.m.
Place: Parkville Senior Center, 8601 Harford Rd, Parkville, MD 21234.
There is a $5.00 charge for non-members to attend the meeting.  There is NO SMOKING allowed in the Senior Center.  
Views expressed in this Newsletter do not necessarily reflect the views of members as a whole,
nor do they represent a position taken by the Baltimore Civil War Roundtable.

Next Meeting: October 24, 2017
Our speaker this month will be Episcopal Diocese of Maryland Archivist Mary Klein. Ms Klein will discuss the Episcopal Bishop of Maryland during the Civil War, Rev. William Rollinson Whittingham.
William R. Whittingham was born in New York City, the son of Richard Whittingham and Mary Ann Rollinson Whittingham. In 1840, a diocesan convention elected Whittingham bishop of Maryland.

At the beginning of the American Civil War in 1861, Whittingham advocated for the Union cause, and sent a letter of praise to Governor Thomas Holliday Hicks for refusing to convene a special legislative session concerning secession. Many criticized him for intruding the church into affairs of state. Bishop Whittingham also brought several priests who refused to say prayers for the President before ecclesiastical tribunals, for failing to follow his orders. He also commended to his clergy the Lincoln administration's various calls for days of prayer or thanksgiving during the war, although a number of Southern-sympathizing parishes still refused to comply. At the time of his consecration he was the youngest of the American bishops: at his death he was the second-oldest, having been in office thirty-nine years. He died in Orange, New Jersey on October 17, 1879, and was buried at St. Stephens Episcopal Cemetery in Millburn, New Jersey.

Ms. Klein has been the Archivist for the Diocese of Maryland since 2002. Her background is in history and archives work, having earned both her B.A and M.A. from Salisbury University. She has been active in Episcopal Church matters on the local, diocesan, and national levels.

Episcopal Bishop of Maryland
William Rollinson Whittingham


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