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In a sermon, Archbishop Hughes of New York blames the Confederacy for the continued bloodshed

John Joseph Hughes, detail
06/21/1863
While consecrating the new Catholic Church of St. Teresa at the corner of Rutgers and Henry Streets in New York City, the Archbishop of New York, John Joseph Hughes, gave his thoughts on war and peace in his sermon before a large gathering.  His remarks inferred that the Confederacy were responsible for the continued bloodshed, saying that it only took one side to make a war but two sides to create a peace.  One side, he said, started the war and that side now does not want peace. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"Local Intelligence: Dedication of  St. Teresa's Church, Sermon of Archbishop Hughes," New York Times, June 22, 1863, p. 5.

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