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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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Avirett, James B

 Fighting Chaplain James B. Avirett (1835-1912) 7th Virginia Cavalry, Army of Northern Virginia By Dr. H. Rondel Rumburg By the grace of God James Battle Avirett was born on the Lock Katherine Plantation by the Tar River in Onslow County, … Continue reading

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Bennett, William Wallace

Chaplain William Wallace Bennett By Chaplain H. Rondel Rumburg © 2008 by SBSS William Wallace Bennett, although a man serving God with many tasks, was the post chaplain in Confederate Richmond. He was one of the most prominent men in … Continue reading

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Tichenor, Isaac Taylor

  Chaplain Isaac Taylor Tichenor 17th Alabama (1825-1902) By Dr. H. Rondel Rumburg Isaac Taylor Tichenor’s entrance into this world was on November 11th, 1825 in Spencer County, Kentucky.  He was the son of James and Margaret Bennett Tichenor and … Continue reading

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Aldrich, Nicodemus

Chaplain Nicodemus Aldrich (1816-1886) First South Carolina Artillery Regiment  By Dr. H. Rondel Rumburg  “Where the Holy Scriptures do not rule, there I advise no one to send his son. Everyone not unceasingly busy with the Word of God must … Continue reading

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