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1864: “Civilization To Our Headquarters”

Jany 23/64 …Tonight we dedicated our new chapel and in remembrance of R.I. [Rhode Island] and in recognition of God’s goodness to use we have named it “Hope” Chapel. The building is made of logs hewn smooth on one side … Continue reading

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1863: “Increased Religious Interest Among Our Troops Here”

April 10 …I trust that God is going to bless us with great success, and in such manner as to show that it is all His gift; and I trust and pray that it will lead our country to acknowledge … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving 1944: At War In The Pacific

It’s the Friday after Thanksgiving Day, but I wanted to share one more Thanksgiving primary source before finishing this miniseries. I found a letter written by a U.S. chaplain on Thanksgiving Day 1944 from his post on the Vogelkop Peninsula … Continue reading

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1862: “Crude Procedures”

One spectacle of anguish and agony only succeed another. The mind was overwhelmed and benumbed by such scenes of accumulated misery…. Great must be the cause which demands such a sacrifice.

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With Gladness: Civil War Christmas

Yes, With Gladness has a short story set in the American Civil War. Someday it will happen: I’ll write publish a book that doesn’t have a tie to the 1860’s. But it hasn’t happened yet, and probably won’t in the … Continue reading

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Chaplains in the West

As I was scanning through an anthology of historical essays about the Buffalo Soldiers, one particular chapter caught my attention. It addressed the role and lives of the five African American chaplains who served with Buffalo Soldier cavalry and infantry … Continue reading

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