His witty, pleasant personality, enjoyed in social settings, also came across in his writing and storytelling. The work, full of local color, is brimming with depictions of the condition of poor people in "Dixie, " especially in rural portions of Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi. The work also duly includes Caskey's perspective on the Civil War in which he fought and was known as the Fighting Parson of the Confederacy. Caskey's statements and observations about slavery and the War are offered herein to be taken or left as they are.He did state, "The war was a mistake and a failure, " although some of his other opinions are less agreeable. While Caskey and Srygley were both members of the Restoration Movement, little is offered regarding what is sometimes called, "the Stone-Campbell religious heritage" in the book. He was born in Maury County, TN, growing up in what was then considered the wild west, and raised as a Presbyterian. Still in his teens, he moved to Alabama, and later Mississippi, where he met and married Lucy Jones in 1837.
He studied to become a Methodist minister, but became dissatisfied and, inspired by the Restoration Movement, left for the Church of Christ. The couple and their children moved to West Alabama where Caskey worked with the Church. After Lucy fell ill and passed away in 1843, Caskey went on to preach in Memphis, TN, then Paducah, KY, where he married Harriett Elizabeth Foreman Ferguson in 1845. In 1849 they moved to Jackson, MS. In 1861, he was appointed chaplain of the Eighteenth Regiment of Mississippi Volunteers and became known as the Fighting Parson.
Caskey involved himself with politics and felt that the Civil War was never a question about slavery, but about states rights, a point about which he was quite vocal. After the War, he moved to Meridian, Mississippi, to work with the Church there, but he started making many trips to Texas. The family eventually moved there, settling in Sherman, and later Fort Worth where he preached for the last few years of his life.He passed away during a visit to Mississippi in 1896. Fletcher Douglas Srygley (18561900) was a preacher, writer, and active within the Restoration Movement. Although he received very little education as a child, Srygley began a career as a traveling preacher which was common in the Restoration Movement. His preaching appealed primarily to poorer audiences, which consequently paid very little or nothing at all at times, but he continued, believing it was those who could least afford it who most direly needed good preaching. Srygley's greatest contribution to the Movement was in his writing for Restoration newspapers. Srygley was noted for his wry wit and controversial writing style. He wrote for a religious paper, the Old Path Guide, in Kentucky, and later served as the front page editor of the Gospel Advocate in Tennessee, the leading paper of the Church of Christ. In addition to his work in the Restoration papers, he wrote and/or compiled a number of religious books including, Biographies and Sermons: A Collection of Original Sermons by Different Men, With a Biographical Sketch of Each Man , Larimore and His Boys aka Smiles and Tears , and Letters and Sermons of T. INCLUDES DOZENS OF DETAILED ILLUSTRATIONS!! P ublished in 1891 , this book is in GOOD+ CONDITION!!!
For its age and especially to be 129 YEARS OLD!!! And firmly bound with NO TEARS!!!There are no stray in-text markings. It has a clear plastic dust-jacket which has yellowed and cracked some. This book measures 6 1/2" X 9" and is complete with 400 pages.
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