Original Publication Date
Heritage, Scholarly Bulletin of the Virginia Conference Historical Society of the United Methodist Church
Date of Submission
This article explores how the Methodist Church tended to the spiritual needs of the soldiers in the Confederate Army. The church supplied 448 chaplains to the Army, but there were never enough to meet the needs of the troops. The church worked to mitigate this problem by establishing the Soldiers' Tract Association in 1862 and by sometimes working with churches of other denominations to support the soldiers.
Copyright, Margaret T. Kidd