army and a Baptist minister at home, a lover and defender of civil and religious liberty everywhere, preached us a very able discourse from the advice of Eli to Joshua: Be ye men of good courage.
It was no war philippic, but an earnest, heartfelt, Christian discourse.
A notice of a revival, in the Nashville Christian Gazette, says: Several volunteers were anxiously inquiring the way of life and salvation, and one or two of them embraced religion.
A second notice: Several members of Captain Bankhead's company, Fifteenth Regiment, Alabama Volunteers, came out on the Lord's side.
A third: Among the number converted were eight noble-hearted men who had volunteered to defend the liberties of their country.
You may imagine the lovely scene which then transpired: fathers and mothers embracing their noble boys, exclaiming, with hearts all illumed by heavenly love, Now we can give you up better satisfied.
Rev. Dr. Cross writes from the Walker Legion: The other day I visited General H