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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His pay was comparable to that of a company - grade officer , and he could keep
and ride a horse like a field officer . However , he could not draw government
forage for his horse and had to feed it out of his own resources — a considerable
The officers of one Indiana regiment elected as its chaplain the worst of the
regiment ' s captains . A minister in civilian life , he was not much good as a line
officer , so , his comrades apparently reckoned , he might as well try his hand at
James C . Bates , A Texas Cavalry Officer ' s Civil War . The Diary and Letters of
James C . Bates , ed . Richard Lowe ( Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University
Press , 1999 ) , 90 . 52 . William Homan Diary , August 31 , 1862 , Civil War ...
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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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