“Close to the rear of the battle line, often amidst the crashing of shells and the smoke of battle, these devoted men [chaplains] carried fuel and water to keep their vessels of hot coffee full and steaming; and with hands tender as a woman’s, fed the hungry, staunched the blood, and bound up the gashes . . . These priests of God, Catholic and Protestant, asked no questions of the sufferer, but simply obeyed the divine precept to feed the hungry, clothe the naked and bind up the wounds of both friend and foe.”
Source: Soldiers Blue and Gray, Robertson: p. 185.