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M. Todd Cathey

M. Todd Cathey has been a student of the American Civil War for over thirty years. His primary area of interest is the common soldier in the Western Theater. Cathey holds several advanced degrees including two earned doctorates. Cathey is executive pastor of Arrow Heights Baptist Church in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, and is co-author of FORWARD MY BRAVE BOYS!: A HISTORY OF THE 11TH TENNESSEE INFANTRY CSA, 1861–1865.

Books by M. Todd Cathey

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Combat Chaplain: The Life and Civil War Experiences of Rev. James H. McNeilly
By author: M. Todd Cathey
Product Code: H947
ISBN: 9780881466379
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock.
Price:  $35.00
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Born 9 June 1838, James H. McNeilly grew up near Charlotte in Dickson County, Tennessee. At age thirteen, McNeilly was sworn in as deputy circuit court clerk of Dickson County. Raised in a devout Presbyterian home, he received his undergraduate degree from Jackson College in Columbia, Tennessee. Just as the Civil War broke out, he had earned his Doctor of Divinity from Danville Theological Seminary at Danville, Kentucky. As McNeilly returned home to Dickson County, in the summer of 1861, he preached on Sunday and recruited troops for the Confederacy during the week. In October 1861, McNeilly traveled to nearby Fort Donelson, where he offered his services to the South.