Note: Do not rely on this information. It is very old.
Salvation Army had its origin in a mission started at the East End of London in 1865 by Mr. William Booth, and having for its object the carrying of religion to the poor and outcast. It took its name of "Army" and its quasi-military organisation in 1878. In tenets it somewhat resembles Wesleyanism, and its methods and social aims are well known; and doubtless the military dress and musical accompaniments attract many, while its undoubtedly good and benevolent acts have gained for it a certain amount of respect. Mrs. Booth was greatly instrumental in its success.