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The Confederate Soldier's Pocket Manual of Devotions: Including Balm for the Weary and the Wounded

The Confederate Soldier's Pocket Manual of Devotions: Including Balm for the Weary and the Wounded

The Confederate Soldier's Pocket Manual of Devotions: Including Balm for the Weary and the Wounded

By Charles Todd Quintard
Mercer University Press
173 pages
$18

“In 1861, Chaplain Quintard of the 1st Tennessee Regiment marched off to care for his soldiers as they joined the Army of Virginia. His ‘Soldier’s Pocket Manual of Devotions’ was a very popular and widely distributed devotional manual used by many Confederate soldiers. In his booklet ‘Balm for the Weary and Wounded’ (1864), Quintard reached back often to the writers of the ‘Oxford Movement’, which was his theological underpinning. In addition to familiar prayers, collects, and hymns from the ‘Book of Common Prayer,’, he adds poems, sermons, and religious texts of this movement. … Students of the Civil War, reenactors, collectors, historians, and theologians will find these volumes of immeasurable value.”

—from the publisher

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