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Hodge’s Family at War

Paul C. Gutjahr

in Charles Hodge

Published in print March 2011 | ISBN: 9780199740420
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199894703 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740420.003.0050
Hodge’s Family at War

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Chapter Fifty looks at Hodge and his family during the Civil War. As was true of most of the United States, Hodge had personal ties to the War. His fourth son, John, served for a time, and his brother-in-law, General David Hunter, kept Hodge abreast of Washington politics and news of the War more generally. Hodge was depressed throughout much of the War, saddened by the loss of life and the loss of the Union itself. During the War, Archie and his family returned to the North to take up a pastorate in Wilkes-Barré, Pennsylvania, while Mary returned to Princeton with her family, where her husband died of consumption soon after their arrival.

Keywords: Charles Hodge; Civil War; John Hodge; David Hunter; Shenandoah Valley; Washington, D. C; Wilkes-Barré; Pennsylvania; Fredericksburg; Mary Hodge; William Scott; William Berryman Scott; Hugh Lenox Scott; West Point; geology; Archibald Alexander Hodge; Western Theological Seminary

Chapter.  1686 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of Christianity

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