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A Hymn Inspired By History by Quintella Davenport

“Hold the Fort” is a controversial Christian song.Controversial because some Christians believe we should not be “holding the fort”. My view is that we all go through times in our lives when “holding the fort” is a blessing and at that point in time the only thing we can do to survive.Hear the history of this song and see if it touches your emotions as it did mine. In 1870, Major Daniel Whittle, a former officer in the Civil War, imparted a stirring sermon at a YMCA conference using Revelation 2:25, “But that which ye have already hold fast till I come.”Major Whittle then shared an illustration of his war experience to close the emotional message. A small force of Northern soldiers in charge of guarding a great quantity of supplies at the AllatoonaPass was besieged and hard pressed by by greatly superior Confederate forces.Finally General French, the Confederate leader, commanded the Federal troops to surrender. At that moment on a hill some distance away the Northern leader, General Sherma…