Religious Interest in the Civil War: 1861-1862

On Sunday, April 12th at 3 P.M., the Franklin Civil War Round Table will host historian and author Dr. Kent Dollar, who will present “Religious Interest in the Civil War: 1861-1862.

Religion played a major role in both the life of the Civil War soldier and the politics of the war at the national level. Waves of religious fervor swept the ranks and the nation. Dr. Dollar, Associate Professor of History at Tennessee Tech University will give an in-depth exploration of the role of religion during the war years.

Dollar has authored “Soldiers of the Cross: Confederate Soldier-Christians and the Impact of War on the Their Faith,” published by Mercer University Press in 2005, and has co-edited several other books on this topic.  His latest project is “Border Wars: Tennessee and Kentucky in the Civil War,” to be released later this year.

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