Type of Document Master's Thesis Author Lee, Jonathan E. URN etd-08252008-162237 Title The land mourneth :a study of the homefront Baptist churches in Virginia, 1861-1865 Degree Master of Arts Department History Advisory Committee
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Date of Defense 1998-05-15 Availability restricted AbstractThroughout the Civil War, Americans relied upon religion to
shape their understanding of the conflict. As furious
campaigns raged across the national landscape, Northerners
and Southerners saw the hand of God at work in human history.
Unfortunately, historians have not adequately dealt with this
aspect of the conflict. In order to treat this
historiographical void, this work focuses on the changes in
religion wrought by civil war. More precisely, it
concentrates on warfare's effects on Virginia's homefront
Baptist churches and how these churches responded. This
study, therefore, sheds light on the physical and spiritual
ramifications that America's greatest trial had on Virginia's
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