While God is Marching on: The Religious World of Civil War Soldiers
They read the same Bible and prayed to the same God, but they faced each other in battle with rage in their hearts. The Civil War not only pitted brother against brother but also Christian against Christian, with soldiers from North and South alike devoutly believing that God was on their side. Steven E. Woodworth, a Civil War historian, presents the first detailed study of soldiers'' religious beliefs and how they influenced the course of that tragic conflict. He shows how Christian teaching and practice shaped the worldview of soldiers on both sides: how it motivated them for the struggle, how it influenced he way they fought, and how it shaped national life after the war ended. Through the diaries, letters, ad reminiscences of common soldiers, Woodworth illuminates religious belief from the home front to the battlefield, where thoughts of death and the afterlife were always close at hand. Woodworth reveals what these men thought about God and what they believed God thought about the war.
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49 “ It seems now that every Sunday we have some extra work or a long march to
make , ” agreed R . M . Campbell of the Fourth Georgia . 50 Texas cavalryman
James C . Bates wrote in his diary in March 1862 , “ Sunday morning yet we are ...
Illinois soldier Charles W . Wills wrote that the march of Sherman ' s men through
North Carolina and Virginia after the Rebels ' surrender “ was splendidly
conducted , no straggling , and the peace orders were faithfully lived up to . It
seems like ...
Aurelius Lyman Voorhis Diary , December 20 , 1862 , and March 10 , 1863 , IHS .
45 . Berea M . Willsey , The Civil War Diary of Berea M . Willsey : The Intimate
Daily Observations of a Massachusetts Volunteer in the Union Army , 1862 –
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