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Civil War Soldiers' Spiritual Victories

Pastor Comments on Triumph Amidst Bloodshed

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“Being a busy pastor, I am constantly looking for inspirational illustrations of biblical truth. Triumph Amidst Bloodshed is such a source. I have had a keen interest in U.S. history since I was a child–particularly the conflict of our American Civil War. There are several reasons for this but, as an adult Christian, perhaps the greatest reason is the parallel that I see between this conflict and the struggles of our Christian life.”

“Just as the Christian is challenged to fight the good fight, this book presents wonderful illustrations of men in the worst of circumstances who have let their light shine by fighting the good fight of faith. Swept up in the sea of carnage of hostile war, this book provides wonderful examples of God working through His soldiers (the U.S. Christian Commission). Despite the dark days of maiming and death, it contains rare untold accounts of sacrifice and Christian courage. There are unusual attitudes of thanksgiving on the hearts of the dying and willing obedient faith on the part of those who served. It is the account of Christian Soldiers winning the lost and doing everything they could for the cause of Christ.

“Pastor, teacher, Christian, all will find challenges to dedicate ourselves to a higher purpose no matter the cost. By all means, read these accounts and you will be blessed as was I.”

Pastor Jim McClain

Senior Pastor, Calvary Baptist Church, Norwalk, Ohio

Abraham Lincoln Addresses Mother’s Grief

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Few men in the country could so appreciate the motherly sacrifice, which was being made all over the land as did President Lincoln. His letter to a pious widow living in Boston deserves a place in history, along with his speech at Gettysburg and his second inaugural address:


DEAR MADAM: I have been shown in the files of the War Department a statement of the Adjutant General of Massachusetts that you are the mother of five sons who have died gloriously on the field of battle.

I feel how weak and fruitless must be any words of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming; but I cannot refrain from tendering to you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save.

I pray that Our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement and leave only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of Freedom.

Yours, very sincerely and respectfully,


Note to Mrs. BIXBY, Boston, Massachusetts found in original book:

To receive such a letter, written by him who, within a few months, was to realize the sacrifice about which he here writes, seems almost a compensation for the loss.