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The Cause of Christian Science in its early days was attracting workers from around the world. They were moved by a vital spirit and the conviction that this Cause was greater than all others, and they gave it their all. This series explores some of what lay behind the commitment these individuals made.

They answered the call: Septimus J. Hanna

From the December 1989 issue of The Christian Science Journal

During the American Civil War, at age eighteen, Septimus Hanna enlisted in the Illinois Volunteers and was quickly elected captain of his company. At age twenty-three, a year after being admitted to the Illinois bar, the young veteran was appointed judge of the county court at Council Bluffs, Iowa.