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Archbishop of Atlanta Wilton Gregory, right, and Father John Koziol of Saint Philip Benizi Catholic Church bless communion during a mass held at the church Saturday in memory of Father Emmeran Bliemel. Bliemel was a Catholic chaplain with the Confederate Army who died during the Battle of Jonesborough 150 years ago. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

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Emmeran Bliemel called one of Georgia’s ‘sons of thunder’

Archbishop of Atlanta Wilton Gregory came to Jonesboro Saturday to preside over services that honored the life of Emmeran Bliemel, a Catholic priest who died while serving as a Confederate chaplain at the Battle of Jonesborough.

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