Answering The Call

Answering The Call

by William E. Jr. Dickens


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Answering The Call by William E. Jr. Dickens

This book argues that the standardization of the American military chaplaincy occurred during the Civil War. It shows that the chaplains of the North and South provided the model on which the modern chaplaincy is based. This model is seen in both the regulations which were established during this war and the actual ministry of the chaplains with the men of their assigned units. To accomplish this task, the book traces the history of the military chaplaincy from the American Revolution through the American Civil War. This analysis relies heavily on official documents and reports as well as personal accounts, letters, and diaries. It also incorporates appropriate secondary source material.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781581120493
Publication date: 04/01/1999
Pages: 196
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.45(d)

Table of Contents

List of Photographsviii
Chapter 1"The History of the Military Chaplaincy During the Revolutionary War"7
Chapter 2"The History of the Military Chaplaincy from 1783 to 1861"27
Post-Revolution Years (1783-1812)
The War of 1812 (1812-1814)
Pre-Mexican War Years (1815-1845)
The Mexican War (1845-1848)
The Post-Mexican War Years (1848-1861)
Chapter 3"The Regulations Regarding the Chaplaincy During the Civil War"51
The Union Chaplaincy
The Confederate Chaplaincy
Civil War Chaplains and Combat
Photographic Insert82
Chapter 4"The Impact of the Civil War Chaplaincy"94
Religious Services
Hospital Work
Unit Visitation
The Chaplain's Place During Battle
Influence on Morality and Vice
Other Areas of Influence
Chapter 5"Conclusion"142
Other Consideration
Areas for Further Research
A.Chaplain Ella E. Hobert145
B.The Hudson-Butler Controversy148
C.Black Chaplains in the Union Army150
D.Primary Source Locations152

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