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J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Appendix: letters from our army workers. (search)
. Upwards of one hundred religious papers were received a week; perhaps one hundred and fifty. Colonel J. T. Brown (our colonel until January, 1864,) was a sincerely pious member of the Episcopal Church; Colonel R. A. Hardaway, of the Methodist; Captains Smith and Dance, Lieutenants Blair, Read, Cunningham, Bagby, were active Christians. The gallant Colonel R. M. Stribbling experienced a change of heart, I hope, while major of our battalion; soon after he left us to take command of General Dearring's old battalion, he made a public profession of religion. Our officers, without a single exception, upheld my hands in every way possible. Our quarter-master (Captain Christian) used to lend me his wagons to haul logs to build our chapels. We built one each winter of my connection with the battalion. Having come out to extreme south-western Virginia, soon after close of the war, I know but little about the post bellum history of our men. I get letters occasionally from some of th