Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Colonel Van Dorn” in chapter 1 of J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army:
...em, but illustrations of which could be indefinitely multiplied.
The incident is related by the Texas Christian Advocate:
A Texas planter having responded in person to one of the late calls of Colonel Van Dorn for service in the West, his negroes were left in the care of the overseer.
One night, at a late hour, the overseer was aroused by a noise at the quarter.
He immediately arose and went in the di...
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