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emed glad to have me labor among his command, and will doubtless render me any aid I may need. Mr. J. C. Clopton wrote from among the sick and wounded at Charlottesville: This is a most inviting field, as hundreds are here on beds of suffering, and consequently disposed to consider things that make for their peace. The deepest feeling is often manifested; they listen to what I say, and read with great eagerness the tracts and books I give them. Another faithful colporteur, Mr. M. D. Anderson, said of the scenes he witnessed at Fredericksburg and Aquia Creek: I have gone nearly through the regiments stationed between Fredericksburg and the Creek. The soldiers are eager for religious reading; and frequently, when they have seen me coming, they have even run to meet me, exclaiming, Have you any Testaments? Much of my time has been spent with the sick in the hospitals, where, oftentimes, my heart was made to rejoice at witnessing the sustaining power of Christianity in
sing. But not only among the soldiers in the town did the gracious work go forward. In the camp, on the open fields, was the revival deep and powerful. In Gen. Anderson's brigade, of Hood's division, a Christian Association was formed, with J. C. Burnham, of Heard county, Ga., as President, J. F. Chambliss, of Talbot county, G Southern Christian Advocate for reading matter furnished the soldiers, says of the general fast day: Last Friday will never be forgotten by this brigade (Anderson's). The day before had been cold and raining, and, lest the next day should be as bad, many prayers were offered for a good day, which were answered, for we had one of remarkable brightness and beauty. The chaplains of our brigade had invited Bro. Crumley — a man universally beloved — to preach for us. Generals Hood and Anderson, with their staffs, were present. The music was helped out by the band and Bro. C. preached a most appropriate sermon to a large and very attentive congregation
cting about forty-five souls into the kingdom of Christ. In General Polk's brigade, Bro. Davis, of the 1st Arkansas, and Quarles, of the 45th Tennessee, have been laboring with commendable zeal and success in their respective commands, with occasional assistance from Chaplains Smith and Taylor, and as the fruit of their labors God has converted about seventy souls. In General Lidell's Arkansas brigade, which is destitute of a chaplain, a meeting was commenced five weeks since by Bro. Anderson, preacher in charge of Bedford Circuit, but who, in consequence of affliction, was forced to retire in the very incipiency of an encouraging revival. The charge of the meeting devolved on me, and with the efficient aid of Bros. Taylor, Smith. and Stevenson (the latter of whom is a supernumerary member of the Tennessee Conference), it has continued up to the present time, without any abatement of the interest. Each night crowds of penitents throng the altar for prayer, averaging from eig
s killed; General Jackson severely, Generals Heth and A. P. Hill slightly, wounded. (Signed) R. E. Lee, General. May 5, 1863. At the close of the battle of Chancellorsville, on Sunday, the enemy was reported advancing from Fredericksburg in our rear. General McLaws was sent back to arrest his progress, and repulsed him handsomely that afternoon. Learning that this force consisted of two corps, under General Sedgwick, I determined to attack it, and marched back yesterday with General Anderson, and, uniting with Generals McLaws and Early in the afternoon, succeeded, by the blessing of Heaven, in driving General Sedgwick over the river. We have re-occupied Fredericksburg, and no enemy remains south of the Rappahannock in its vicinity. Chancellorsville, May 7, 1863. After driving General Sedgwick across the Rappahannock on the night of the 4th, I returned on the 5th to Chancellorsville. The march was delayed by a storm which continued the whole night following. In placi
rk, with extra help, all day? The supply of prepared food must be kept up, and every needy case must receive attention. And thus has it been at Sunshine since November, and thus must it be until another route for travel is opened. Such scenes were daily repeated in thousands of Southern homes. The truly devout spirit that pervaded the armies of the South in the last days of the war could not be more fully shown than in the following resolutions adopted by Benning's, Bryan's, Wofford's, Anderson's, and Evans', brigades of Georgia troops: Resolved, 1st. That we hereby acknowledge the sinfulness of our past conduct as a just and sufficient ground for the displeasure of Almighty God; and that, earnestly repenting of our sins, we are determined, by his grace, to amend our lives for the future; and, in earnest supplication to God, through the mediation of his Son, Jesus Christ, we implore the forgiveness of our sins and seek the Divine favor and protection. Resolved, 2nd. Tha