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Adams, George F.

Chaplain George F. Adams J. B. Magruder’s Virginia Division 11th, 17th, & 57th Virginia By Dr. H. Rondel Rumburg © 2014 One political figure of the newly formed Confederacy said that the chaplains should only be paid $300 a year … Continue reading

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Cridlin, Ransdell White

Chaplain Ransdell White Cridlin (1840-1913) 38th Virginia Regiment By Dr. H. Rondel Rumburg © SBSS 2014 The Providence of God is displayed in different ways in this world. Sometimes the Lord brings individuals into His world and they pass through … Continue reading

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Zellner, Marion

Chaplain Marion Zellner (1817-1895) 12th Tennessee Cavalry Partisan Rangers By Dr. H. Rondel Rumburg Marion Zellner, the third son of Arnold Zellner and his first wife Margaret Holmes, was born July 23rd, 1817 in Lincoln County, Georgia. When Marion was … Continue reading

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Underwood, John Levi

Chaplain John Levi Underwood 30th Alabama Regiment Volunteer Infantry By Dr. H. Rondel Rumburg Chaplain John L. Underwood is well described in his quotation of the last words of Henry W. Grady, “If I die, I die serving the South, … Continue reading

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Williams, William Harrison

Chaplain William Harrison Williams (1840-1893) 1st Tennessee Regiment Winder Hospital By H. Rondel Rumburg The Confederate chaplains were self-giving men who sought to glorify God and present the saving gospel to men who were in imminent danger of facing eternity. … Continue reading

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Tupper, Henry Allen

Chaplain Henry Allen Tupper (1828-1902) 9th Georgia Regiment By Dr. H. Rondel Rumburg Early Life Tupper was born in Charleston, South Carolina on the 29th day of February in 1828. In the providence of God he was born in a … Continue reading

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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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