Faith in the Fight: Civil War Chaplains (Google eBook)

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John Wesley Brinsfield
Stackpole Books, 2003 - History - 256 pages
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William James's Naval History is one of the most valuable works in the English language on the operation of the Royal Navy during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. This new hardcover edition, with an introduction by the noted naval historian Andrew Lambert as well as an index for each volume, provides both scholars and maritime enthusiasts an accessible and affordable edition of this important work. Illustrated with charts, diagrams, and images, the work remains an essential source for all those who are interested in the operation of the Royal Navy in this period.

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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 ... Read full review


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Page 12 - That no person shall be appointed a chaplain in the United States Army who is not a regularly ordained minister of some religious denomination, and who does not present testimonials of his present good standing as such minister, with a recommendation for his appointment as an Army chaplain from some authorized ecclesiastical body, or not less than five accredited ministers belonging to said religious denomination.
Page 12 - President are hereby confirmed; and it is hereby made the duty of each officer commanding a district or post containing hospitals, or a brigade of troops, within thirty days after the reception of the order promulgating this act, to inquire into the fitness, efficiency, and qualifications of the chaplains of hospitals or regiments, and to muster out of service such chaplains as were not appointed in conformity with the requirements of this act, and who have not faithfully discharged the duties of...

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Dr. John Wesley Brinsfield is the Chaplain Corps historian at the Army Chaplain School, Ft. Jackson, South Carolina. He has degrees from Vanderbilt, Emory, Yale, and Drew universities and was a Woodrow Wilson Fellow at Mansfield College, Oxford. He is the author or co-author of seven books and more than twenty journal and newspaper articles.

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