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Renfroe, J. J. D.

Chaplain J. J. D. Renfroe (1830-1888) 10th Alabama Infantry Regiment Dr. H. Rondel Rumburg Part I Confederate chaplains had their difficulties and sorrows as did the men with rifles in the trenches. Some of them were wounded and a few … Continue reading

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Marable II, Benjamin Franklin

Chaplain Benjamin Franklin Marable II North Carolina Militia By Dr. H. Rondel Rumburg Benjamin Marable (1782-1871) and Susan Boswell Marable (1803-1840) were the parents of George John Boswell, John Richard W., Mary Hartwell, Sarah Ann, Charity Louise, Susan Frances Boswell … Continue reading

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Hopkins, Abner Crump

Chaplain Abner Crump Hopkins (1835-1911) 2nd Virginia Regiment by Dr. H. Rondel Rumburg © 2010 SBSS Gen. John B. Gordon said of Chaplain A.C. Hopkins, He was, during the war, one of the leading Confederate chaplains. In the different battles … Continue reading

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Manley, Sr., Basil

BASIL MANLY, Sr. CHAPLAIN TO THE CONFEDERACY By Dr. H. Rondel Rumburg © 2000 by Society for Biblical and Southern Studies In 1859 Manly was settled in Alabama once more. His first task there was as state evangelist for the … Continue reading

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Hawthorne, James Boardman

Chaplain James Boardman Hawthorne (1837-1910) 21st Alabama By Dr. H. Rondel Rumburg A silver tongued Baptist preacher and Confederate Chaplain died today in Richmond, Virginia. Today is the twenty-fourth of February in the year of our Lord 1910. Rev. Dr. … Continue reading

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Frazier, Jacob Tyler

Chaplain Jacob Tyler Frazier (1840-1932) 7th Virginia, Co. D By Dr. H. Rondel Rumburg © 2012 Since the Confederate States of America was a new country in 1861 there were many aspects of governance that had not been clearly established … Continue reading

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DeVotie, Noble Leslie

Chaplain Noble Leslie DeVotie: First Death in the War of Northern Aggression (January 24, 1838–February 12, 1861) By Dr. H. Rondel Rumburg On February 15th, 1861 the body of Chaplain DeVotie was recovered when it washed ashore in Mobile Bay. … Continue reading

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Dabney, R L

Chaplain Robert Lewis Dabney (1820-1898) Eighteenth Virginia Regiment By Dr. H. Rondel Rumburg “There were giants in those days, stars of magnitude, and among them all not a greater giant than R. L. Dabney.” Thomas Carey Johnson Robert Lewis Dabney … Continue reading

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Buckles, William N

Chaplain William N. Buckles 1834-1908 Virginia-Tennessee Railroad Hospital, Bristol, VA By Dr. H. Rondel Rumburg God in His divine providence works out the parents and place of our origin. We do not come into this world as a result of … Continue reading

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Boatwright, Reuben Baker

Chaplain Reuben Baker Boatwright (1831-1913) 46th Virginia Infantry By H. Rondel Rumburg Parentage In a Virginia County, formed in 1761 and named for the Duke of Buckingham in England, was born Reuben Baker Boatwright, the second son of his parents. … Continue reading

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