Following the battle of Gettysburg, the United States Christian Commission provided spiritual and physical care to thousands of wounded and dying soldiers of both armies. Almost 500 volunteers came to the battlefield, leaving a legacy of a thousand little nameless acts.
In his introductory essay, Daniel Hoisington explains the pivotal role that the Christian Commission played at Gettysburg and its lasting effect on evangelical Christianity. Delegates included J. B. Stilton, Dwight Moody's mentor, George Junkin, Stonewall Jackson's father-in-law and staunch Unionist, Rowland Howard brother of General Oliver O. Howard and later Secretary of the American Peace Society, and George Duffield, composer of the hymn, Stand Up! Stand Up for Jesus!
The book includes important contemporary accounts of the battle's aftermath, including the first complete publication of the diary of John Calhoun Chamberlain, one of the first delegates at Gettysburg and brother of the hero of Little Round Top. Jane Boswell Moore's letters provide a glimpse of women s work among the soldiers. Andrew Cross' official report describes the carnage of battle as a most fearful judgment of God upon a nation and people. In a postwar story, George Peltz tells of a return to the Second Corps Hospital eight years later on a final mission of mercy.
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