Faith in the fight: Civil war chaplains

Front Cover
Stackpole Books, 2003 - History - 256 pages
0 Reviews
For both the Union and Confederate soldiers, religion was the greatest sustainer of morale in the Civil War, and faith was a refuge in times of need. Guarding and guiding the spiritual well-being of the fighters, the army chaplain was a voice of hope and reason in an otherwise chaotic military existence. The clerics' duties did not end after Sunday prayers; rather, many ministers could be found performing daily regimental duties, and some even found their way onto fields of battle.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

Faith in the fight: Civil War chaplains

User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

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


Confederate Chaplains in Their Own Words
A Yankee Chaplain Remembers
Union Chaplains

1 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2003)

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.