God's Word to you is our highest calling.
  • Today's Daily Devotion
Willingness To Sacrifice
Captain Richard Burt wrote in a letter from the Seventy-sixth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, which was camped ten miles from Pittsburgh Landing, May 10, 1862. One can hardly ...

Willingness to Sacrifice

Captain Richard Burt wrote in a letter from the Seventy-sixth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, which was camped ten miles from Pittsburgh Landing, May 10, 1862. One can hardly imagine the sacrifices that both the North and South made during the Civil War in the name of freedom:

Captain Richard W. Burt

Our present camp is in a hard looking place, and we don’t care how soon we move forward. We were ordered last night to put three day’s cooked rations in our haversacks and fall in line of battle, with blankets, knapsacks and arms, and 40 rounds of cartridges in cartridge boxes, and 60 rounds about the person. This seems to be a load sufficient for a pack mule, but the soldier has to stand it. Our brave soldiers, who have to endure these hardships and bear these burdens, richly deserve the sympathy of those whose homes and government they are fighting to protect.

Very many of them are sacrificing their lives for their country, not only on the battlefield, but in their tents, from diseases caused by exposure and sometimes by the fatigue of rapid marches. Besides four companies of our regiment have never yet received a cent of pay, which certainly seems like very ill usage, after having been in two great battles. Who is to blame, I am unable to say ?

The early disciples of Christ suffered persecution and martyrdom for the cause of Christ. They literally sacrificed their bodies because they would not deny his name.

Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to Godthis is your spiritual act of worship.

Romans 12:1, 2


Other Items In The Battlefields and Blessings Series

You will need to enter a valid email address to sign up for AMG Publishers' eNewsletters.

Please enter a valid eMail address to continue.





  •   Featured Resource

  •   Special Offer

New Releases Bibles Bible Studies E-Sword

In order to use the search feature, you will need to enter a valid search term.

Please enter your search criteria and press "Go" to start searching.

Important Note:
Due to numerous issues surrounding VAT collection and reporting, our web site presently is only able to service customers in the United States.

If you are an international customer and would like to place an order, please call 423.894.6060.