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Second Friday Lecture Series: D.L. Moody and the Civil War

April 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Friday, April 12  |  12:00pm – 1:00pm  |  Speaker: Steve Worsham 

Dwight L. Moody moved from Boston to Chicago as a teenager shortly before the start of the Civil War.  Moody achieved financial success in the shoe business but serving a Christian mission became his greater focus as he matured.  To that end, Moody worked to meet the social and spiritual needs of orphaned children living on the streets of Chicago.

When the Civil War started,  Moody became heavily involved in the fledgling YMCA in Chicago. He eventually quit his job in order to minister to the children of Chicago and to support Union troops through the YMCA and the United States Christian Commission (USCC).  According to family records, Moody traveled to nine battlefield sites, arriving with either the YMCA or USCC to serve as a nurse, transporter of supplies, stretcher bearer, substitute letter writer, chaplain…whatever was needed in service of the troops.

In his talk, Mr. Worsham will discuss the work of D.L. Moody with the YMCA and USCC war efforts, particularly in Chicago and the Western Theater battlefields of the Civil War.


April 12
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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