he army, and among the people during these early days of the war. Some of these extracts illustrate several of my chapters, but I give them as they are.
Rev. Dr. Joseph Walker thus writes from Richmond to the Religious Herald, under date of May 2, 1861:
I have never understood the compatableness of Christianity with war as I see it in the present struggle for Southern independence.
Never have I seen or read of greater promptness on the part of Christians, of all denomintances and friends, who have left (I hope only for a brief season) interesting families, whose hospitality I have often enjoyed.
May God preserve these patriots, and return them at His good pleasure to their homes. Joseph Walker. Richmond, May 2, 1861.
The North Carolina Presbyterian had, about this same date, the following editorial:
The ministers of the Gospel of Peace throughout the South seem to be fully alive to the awful issue presented to us by the Northern people, who are