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?Holy Joes? of the 1860s were dedicated servants who, in the main, strove mightily to bring a sense of caring to a war environment of callousness. In the midst of hate, they taught love. In the midst of greed and destructiveness, they taught unselfishness. In the midst of death, they pointed men to eternal life. The overwhelming number of chaplains in the Civil War did the best they could, and better than anyone had a right to expect.
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Faith in the Fight: Civil War Chaplains

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Overview

“Holy Joes” of the 1860s were dedicated servants who, in the main, strove mightily to bring a sense of caring to a war environment of callousness. In the midst of hate, they taught love. In the midst of greed and destructiveness, they taught unselfishness. In the midst of death, they pointed men to eternal life. The overwhelming number of chaplains in the Civil War did the best they could, and better than anyone had a right to expect.
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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: 6/11/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,219,681
  • File size: 22 MB
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Table of Contents


Introduction     vii
Essays
Union Military Chaplains   Benedict Maryniak     3
The Chaplains of the Confederacy   John W. Brinsfield     51
In Their Own Words
Confederate Chaplains in Their Own Words     97
A Yankee Chaplain Remembers     117
Rosters
Union Chaplains     129
Confederate Chaplains     211
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