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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73 Lincoln also issued a proclamation enjoining proper observance of the
Sabbath in the United States forces , and George B . McClellan issued a similar
order for his own Army of the Potomac . These proclamations and orders were
When Robert E . Lee induced Union general George B . McClellan to withdraw
from the outskirts of Richmond , Tennessee , soldier George Phifer Erwin wrote , “
we have every reason to thank the Supreme Ruler of events for the great victory ...
... 105 , 170 McCarthy , Carlton , 176 McClellan , George B . , 83 , 134
McClernand , John A . , 100 McClusky , Rev . , 142 McCollum , Jim , 216
McCutchan , Charles A . , 205 McDaniel , Charles A . , 118 McDonald , Angus ,
149 McFerrin , J . B .
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Woodworth (history, Texas Christian Univ.; Jefferson Davis and His Generals) has written an extensively researched volume that through diaries, letters, and reminiscences explores the relationship of ... Leer comentario completo
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