Pure heart : the faith of a father and son in the war for a more perfect union / William F. Quigley Jr.

Quigley, William F., Jr., author.
Kent, Ohio : The Kent State University Press, [2016]
xxix, 381 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Civil War in the North
Civil War in the North

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Dorr, William White, 1837-1864.
Dorr, Benjamin, 1796-1869.
United States. Army. Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, 121st (1862-1865).
Christ Church (Philadelphia, Pa.).
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Religious aspects.
Fathers and sons -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Biography.
Soldiers -- United States -- Biography.
Clergy -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Biography.
Philadelphia (Pa.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Philadelphia (Pa.) -- Biography.
"In the summer of 1862, as Union morale ebbed low with home front division over war costs, coming emancipation, and demoralizing battlefield losses, 24-year-old William White Dorr enlisted as a lieutenant in the 121st Pennsylvania Volunteers, a new Union regiment organizing in Philadelphia. His father, the Reverend Benjamin Dorr, rector of Christ Church, Philadelphia, strived to prevent divisions in his congregation from sundering that Episcopal church historically tied to the nation’s founding.... Reverend Benjamin Dorr was one of the most important clergymen of the era, who strived to hold his warring parishioners intact. His efforts paralleled Lincoln’s far greater but comparable challenge to preserve the Union. “The Nation’s Church” was torn apart from within between a faction of Pennsylvania’s leading anti-emancipation Democrats and a faction of the city’s and state’s leading Republicans. Like Lincoln, Dorr invoked a temperate faith apart from the civil religion with which most Americans crusaded against each other. Dorr prayed that war might be avoided. But, when war came, he stood faithfully in support of the Union and of the war as Lincoln waged it, emancipation included, even unto the most grievous of losses. William White Dorr was a young officer in a storied Union infantry regiment whose brave stand at Gettysburg was pivotal in the Union’s preservation"--Publisher's website.
The idol is party
To dwell together in unity
I will pay my vows
A very large fight
Dethroning their ebon idol
This field shall be a Mecca
The armour is God's armour
I pray I may fall as nobly
Proof that it comes from God
Among the pure, one of the purest.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 360-371) and index.
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