Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Confederate Soldiers' Tract Association: Religion in the Army

Yesterday, I mentioned in the blog entry about William W. Bennett, Methodist minister, that he was Superintendent of the Soldiers Tract Association at one time.  i was not aware of what that might mean, but since he was a preacher, imagined it must have something to do with Christianity.

I was not able to find any articles about the organization, but think it probably was centered on saving the soldiers' souls via becoming Christians.  This would probably include providing Bibles, hymnals and making sure there were enough chaplains for their needs.

It also probably had something to do with the evangelical revivals that swept through the Southern armies.

Just Thinking.  --Old Secesh

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