From army camps and battlefields by Gustav StearnsFrom army camps and battlefields by Gustav Stearns

From army camps and battlefields

byGustav Stearns

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ...NEAR HAGENBACH, ALSACE. but some of us have not. Now the church service that I am going to conduct will be something which will do all of us good and will not conflict with the religious faith of any of us. If there are any of you who cannot remain I shall not be offended, but 1 hope that all of you can remain." When I get thru with this announcement some of the boys will probably say, "Sure, Chaplain," others will say, "You bet we will," and still others, "Don't you worry, Chaplain, we will all be right here any old time you come to this company; all of us stick with the big show." Now I do not want any of you people who listen to this letter to get the idea that they are sacrilegious when they reply this way. I am sure that the recording angel will overlook any of this roughness of speech. Well, at any rate, when the meal is over, my soldier congregation sits around wherever they happen to be, on a supply wagon or near a manure pile, or back of a house, or near the bank of a trench, and L start in with my little sermon. After the sermon we all stand up and take off our helmets and I offer a prayer and pronounce the benediction. It may sound like a peculiar service, but I am positive that hundreds of mothers and sisters and sweethearts back home would thank God if they could but see the reverence and devoutness which these boys show in their eyes and by their every action during such a service. The boys in my regiment know that it is possible for a man to worship God devoutly and still be a good, courageous soldier in the trenches and upon the battle-field. P. S. Regret that I cannot on account of censorship rules say anything more. I have been right with the regiment all the time. We have not made any retreat...

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Title:From army camps and battlefieldsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:54 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:July 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021721648X

ISBN - 13:9780217216487

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