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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copal minister William N . Pendleton , serving as an artillery officer and rising
eventually to be Lee ' s chief of artillery . ... 28 There were also dozens of other
ministers who , like Polk and Pendleton , joined the army not as chaplains but as
He had two revolvers and a hatchet in his belt and appeared more like a
firebrand of war than a minister of peace . " 65 Chaplain Fuller of the Sixteenth
Massachusetts “ was killed in the streets of Fredericksburg while carrying a gun ,
" and one ...
The minister prayed for peace and unity and then preached a rebellious sermon .
There is not much difference in the ministers of this town . " He never found a
satisfactory church there . 61 Union soldiers elsewhere in Virginia were also
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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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