Revivals in the Civil War

I thought I would share this information with you. I never knew that so many soldiers gave their life to the Lord during the Civil War, which is told in the following information from “Mattoon’s Treasures.” I believe it will be a blessing to you.


Major revivals broke out in the Civil War armies according to the article “The Untold Story of Christianity & The Civil War,” which was published in Christian History, number 33. Between 100,000 and 200,000 soldiers were converted in the Union Army. In the Confederate forces, approximately 150,000 troops were converted to Christ. Perhaps the percentage came to ten percent of the soldiers in the Civil War were converted. This happened during the war!


Among Robert E. Lee’s forces in the fall of 1863, and the winter of 1864, a great revival broke out as well. It is reported that sometimes preaching and praying lasted 24 hours a day. Chapels could not hold the soldiers who wanted to enter them. The question that is posed is what brought about these revivals? These soldiers began paying attention to the sermons preached in their camps. As a result, revival broke out like wildfire!


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