Necessities of the war and the conditions of success in it, a sermon

Image

StearnsSermonAI424.pdf

Title

Necessities of the war and the conditions of success in it, a sermon

Subject

United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Sermons
Amherst (Mass.)

Description

"A sermon preached in the Village Church, before the College and the united Congregations of the town of Amherst, Mass., on the National Fast Day, Thursday, September 26, 1861."

Sermon preached by Rev. William A. Stearns, president of Amherst College.

Two weeks after the disastrous Union defeat at the first Bull Run (July 21, 1861), Congress requested, and Lincoln proclaimed, a national Fast Day, "a day of public prayer, humiliation, and fasting, to be observed by the people of the United States with religious solemnities, and the offering of fervent supplications to Almighty God for the safety and welfare of these States, his blessings on their arms, and a speedy restoration of peace."

This sermon was the big event in Amherst to commemorate the national fast day.

Creator

Stearns, William A. (William Augustus), 1805-1876

Publisher

Jones Library Special Collections

Date

1861

Rights

This digital file may be used for educational uses, as long as it is not altered in any way. Prior written permission is required for any other use of the digital files from the Jones Library.

Relation

Is part of the Amherst Imprints Collection, Jones Library Special Collections

Format

application/pdf

Language

English

Type

Documents

Identifier

Amherst Imprints 424

Original Format

Pamphlet

Citation

Stearns, William A. (William Augustus), 1805-1876, “Necessities of the war and the conditions of success in it, a sermon,” Digital Amherst, accessed December 12, 2017, http://www.digitalamherst.org/items/show/895.