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|Named Person:||Joseph Hopkins Twichell|
|Material Type:||Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Joseph Hopkins Twichell; Peter B Messent; Steve Courtney
|Description:||xi, 333 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.|
|Responsibility:||edited by Peter Messent and Steve Courtney.|
"Twichell writes about politics and slavery and the theological and cultural divide between him and his men. He tells of tending the helpless, burying the dead, and counseling the despondent. Alongside accounts of a run-in with slave hunters, a massive withdrawal of wounded soldiers from Richmond, and other extraordinary events, Twichell offers close-up views of his commanding officer, the "political general" Daniel Sickles, surely one of the most colorful and controversial leaders on either side.".
"Civil War scholars and enthusiasts will welcome this fresh voice from an underrepresented class of soldier, the army chaplain. Readers who know of Twichell's later life as a prominent minister and reformer or as Mark Twain's closest friend will appreciate these insights into his early, transforming experiences."--BOOK JACKET.
- Twichell, Joseph Hopkins, -- 1838-1918 -- Correspondence.
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives.
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Religious aspects.
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Chaplains.
- Military chaplains -- United States -- Correspondence.