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[correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.]Things in Georgia. Augusta, Ga., Feb. 1, 1862. I have been visiting some prominent points in this great Commonwealth, and am now "lying over" in this beautiful city.--As Georgia is the Empire State of our young Republic, all news from this direction finds eager readers in Virginia. Gov. Joseph E. Brown is immensely popular with the masses in the country, but less so in the cities. He is popular with the people because they believe him an honest, sensible, economical officer, about whom there is nothing of the politician. He is also an humble, pious, consistent Christian. For some years he has been the President of the Baptist State Convention, attends prayer meetings, delivers exhortations and Sunday School addresses, and seeks to save the souls of his fellow men. He despises King Alcohol from his inmost soul, and never permits it to come into the Executive mansion. It would be better for humanity if the same could be said o
The Daily Dispatch: February 6, 1862., [Electronic resource], Religious Revival among the soldiers — remarkable Liberality. (search)
Religious Revival among the soldiers — remarkable Liberality. Savannah, Ga., Feb. 1. 1862. Editors Dispatch: A few weeks since a number of Testaments were sent into a camp near this point. The religious soldiers immediately determined to organize themselves into a Sunday School, and to invite their comrades to meet with them to study the Word of God. They also began a prayer meeting, and now religious services are being carried on every day and night, and many are becoming interested in religious matters. All this, my informant states, is due to the Testaments which were sent out, for till then no such effort had been made or thought of. In order to supply all the soldiers on the seacoast, I am now visiting prominent points and establishing depositories. We have one now at each of the following cities: Wilmington, Mobile, Montgomery, and Savannah. The soldiers are invited, "without money and without price," to call at these depositories and supply themselves w