Faith in the Fight

Faith in the Fight

by John W. Brinsfield
     
 

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For both Union and Confederate soldiers, religion was the greatest sustainer of morale in the Civil War, and faith was a refuge in a great time of need. Guarding and guiding the spiritual well-being of the fighters, army chaplains were a voice of hope and reason in an otherwise chaotic military existence. Here for the first time, encompassing the depth and breadth of

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For both Union and Confederate soldiers, religion was the greatest sustainer of morale in the Civil War, and faith was a refuge in a great time of need. Guarding and guiding the spiritual well-being of the fighters, army chaplains were a voice of hope and reason in an otherwise chaotic military existence. Here for the first time, encompassing the depth and breadth of their dedication and sacrifice, is their fascinating and uplifting story.

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Though revivals were common, and religion provided moral strength to many soldiers during the Civil War, few historical studies have examined the chaplains who provided religious inspiration and direction for the fighting men. This book, the product of decades of research by Col. John Brinsfield (retired army chaplain), William C. Davis (Soldiers of the Civil War), Benedict Maryniak (a Civil War scholar), and James I. Robertson (Soldiers Blue and Gray), provides the most comprehensive examination of the war's holy Joes. With essays on Union and Confederate chaplains, the writings of chaplains from both sides, and a comprehensive roster of 3,694 Union and Confederate chaplains that provides their names, dates, denominations, and regimental associations, it is a unique and valuable reference. A good companion to volumes such as Gardiner H. Shattuck Jr.'s A Shield and Hiding Place: The Religious Life of the Civil War Armies, this is recommended for all public and academic libraries with an interest in the Civil War or its religious history.-Theresa R. McDevitt, Indiana Univ. of Pennsylvania Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9780811744454
Publisher:
Stackpole Books
Publication date:
06/11/2008
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
1
Sales rank:
1,203,432
File size:
23 MB
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