Between 1775 and 1783, 240 chaplains served the American cause. They served alongside the fighting men in campaigns at Bunker Hill, Quebec, White Plains, Princeton, Brandywine, Saratoga, Monmouth, Camden, and Yorktown. They performed their chaplain duties by accompanying soldiers to and from the battlefields, conducting religious services in the camps, visiting and caring for the sick and wounded, and ministering to the dying. Many made the supreme sacrifice.
-Excerpt from Charles Grooms The Chaplain: Fighting the Bullets
Beginning with the historical origins under George Washington and leading into detailed descriptions of chaplain ideologies and behaviors, author Charles E. Grooms has created an informative and accurate account of a chaplains role in serving his country through the Armed Forces. Reflecting on his faith in God and his personal role of chaplain in the military, The Chaplain: Fighting the Bullets allows those who are interested in entering the chaplaincy or are interested in military history and culture, to look through the eyes of a man who was helping soldiers through times of healing and dying, of loneliness, grief and happiness, all the while keeping a fervent devotion in God, man, and freedom for the United States.