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Third phase, burning of Old South Church, Bath, 1854

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Third phase, burning of Old South Church, Bath, 1854 / Maine Historical Society

Chapter 8, page 239-240.

During the summer of 1854 anti-Catholic sentiments ran high. A mob in Bath, incited by a street preacher, ransacked and burned the Protestant church that had been rented by Catholics as a place of worship. The Know-Nothing party was held responsible for this act. See also Record #5283.

May Agnes Tincker's book The House of York(1872) chronicled the anti Irish Catholic sentiment.