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The Resource The preacher's tale : the Civil War journal of Rev. Francis Springer, Chaplain, U.S. Army of the Frontier, edited by William Furry

The preacher's tale : the Civil War journal of Rev. Francis Springer, Chaplain, U.S. Army of the Frontier, edited by William Furry

Label
The preacher's tale : the Civil War journal of Rev. Francis Springer, Chaplain, U.S. Army of the Frontier
Title
The preacher's tale
Title remainder
the Civil War journal of Rev. Francis Springer, Chaplain, U.S. Army of the Frontier
Statement of responsibility
edited by William Furry
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the fall of 1861, fifty-one-year-old Rev. Francis Springer enlisted in the Union army. The following spring, Reverend Springer, a friend of and one-time neighbor to Abraham Lincoln, rode away with the 10th Illinois Cavalry. A witness to the Battle of Prairie Grove (December 1862), Springer was later named post chaplain at Fort Smith, where, in addition to preaching and ministering to the troops, he was placed in charge of refugees - widows, orphans, and contrabands. During this period, Springer also wrote articles and columns in the Fort Smith New Era under the pseudonym "Thrifton". The Preacher's Tale includes several never-before-published photographs, and appendixes that contain accounts of six military executions that Springer participated in as a Union Army chaplain, the last letters home of two rebel soldiers condemned and executed at Fort Smith, as well as a eulogy written for Abraham Lincoln
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
973.7/78
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E635
LC item number
.S69 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Civil War in the West
Label
The preacher's tale : the Civil War journal of Rev. Francis Springer, Chaplain, U.S. Army of the Frontier, edited by William Furry
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/fy052/00012586.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Rev. Francis Springer's Eulogy on Pres. Abraham Lincoln
  • The 1863 Journal
  • Prairie Grove and Fayetteville
  • Northern Retreat
  • The Capture of Fort Smith
  • Post Chaplain and Guerrilla Fighting
  • The Execution and Letters of Four Bushwhackers
  • Other Executions
  • Two Articles by "Thrifton"
Control code
ocm45500133
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 182 pages
Isbn
9781557287038
Lccn
00012586
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)45500133
Label
The preacher's tale : the Civil War journal of Rev. Francis Springer, Chaplain, U.S. Army of the Frontier, edited by William Furry
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/fy052/00012586.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Rev. Francis Springer's Eulogy on Pres. Abraham Lincoln
  • The 1863 Journal
  • Prairie Grove and Fayetteville
  • Northern Retreat
  • The Capture of Fort Smith
  • Post Chaplain and Guerrilla Fighting
  • The Execution and Letters of Four Bushwhackers
  • Other Executions
  • Two Articles by "Thrifton"
Control code
ocm45500133
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 182 pages
Isbn
9781557287038
Lccn
00012586
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)45500133

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