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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or nothing of the faithful , diligent chaplain who was successfully ministering to
his regiment or hospital . 36 Yet despite all these factors — the difficulties of
recruiting chaplains and the difficulties of those who did enlist , as well as the ...
The chaplain of the Ninety - fourth New York , like many other army parsons ,
performed a service for the men of the entire brigade . When the men were paid
and wanted to send some of their money to the folks back home , Chaplain Cook
In the Confederate prison at Danville , Virginia , Abner Small , himself not a
religious man , noted “ Chaplains Fowler and Emerson , ” ; who “ seemed never
... In it he set forth what he saw as the most important qualifications of a good
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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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