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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From the camp of the 145th Pennsylvania , Chaplain Stuckenberg wrote of a
Sunday in October 1862 , “ It did not seem like Sunday and many thought it was
Saturday : 946 A second reason why the Sabbath got so much ink in the soldiers
The Religious World of Civil War Soldiers Steven E. Woodworth, Steven E..
Woodworth. ily from Alexandria , Virginia , in 1862 , “ It is Sunday , but it hardly
seems like the holy Sabbath . The streets are full of soldiers of all brigades and
all sorts ...
110 Yet another soldier expectation for the Sabbath was related , in an indirect
way , to the custom of Sunday worship ... the generation of young Americans who
were called off to war in 1861 , seeing folks all dressed up on Sundays was a part
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