To the devout soldier, religion was the connecting link between camp life and home.

“Faith in God became the single greatest institution in the maintenance of morale in the armies. To the devout soldier, religion was the connecting link between camp life and home. As he prayed and sang hymns of praise, his thoughts could not help but wander to his home church wherein he felt a mother, a father, a wife, or a child might be united with him in asking for his speedy return.”

Cited in Soldiers Blue and Gray, Robertson: p. 172

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