The Religious World of Civil War Soldiers

Lecture Description

The young men, North and South, who marched away from their homes to fight in the Civil War were destined for many surprises when they reached the fighting fronts. For some of them the biggest of those surprises was the discovery that their foes worshipped the same God, believed the same theology, sang the same hymns, and accepted largely the same teachings. Perhaps more starkly than any other conflict, the Civil War presented the incongruous spectacle of co-religionists at war with each other.

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Civil War and Reconstruction Religion

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