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John W. Brinsfield, Jr.

John W. Brinsfield, Jr. is a retired Army chaplain and an adjunct professor at Wesley Theological Seminary. Previously he served as an assistant professor in the History department at West Point, director of Ethical Program Development at the US Army War College, and historian for the Army Chaplain Corps.

Books by John W. Brinsfield, Jr.

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Summon Only the Brave!: Commanders, Soldiers, and Chaplains at Gettysburg
By author: John W. Brinsfield Jr.
Product Code: H918
ISBN: 9780881465709
Product Format: Hardback
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Price:  $35.00
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Of the many books written about the Battle of Gettysburg, none has included selections from the collected memoirs of the 238 chaplains, North and South, who were present at the battle—until now. Because chaplains were considered noncombatants, most were largely ignored. This unique study has brought to light many of the observations of clergymen, Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish, who accompanied their regiments wherever they marched, camped, or fought. Some of the memoirs have never been published, others unnoticed for a century. Because this is the first book to approach the Battle of Gettysburg from this perspective, rosters of Union and Confederate chaplains reportedly present at the battle are also included.
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