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J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Chapter 1: religious elements in the army. (search)
would not be suspected of trusting in anything else than the arm of flesh, all acknowledge God's gracious dealings in the events of the few past months. It is not unlikely that men have lately prayed to whom prayer has been heretofore unknown. And as this feeling grows more general, as we trust it will, they who have kindred exposed, or who may lose their friends in the course of the war, may be led to earnest prayer in asking protection for others or consolation for themselves. In Colonel Ector's regiment from Georgia there are fourteen ministers: one Methodist, one Primitive Baptist and twelve Missionary Baptists. A correspondent of the North Carolina Presbyterian states that after a recent sermon to the Third Regiment of North Carolina State troops, near Aquia Creek, Virginia, preached by a Methodist minister belonging to the regiment, some fifteen or twenty of the soldiers knelt to indicate anxiety for salvation. A writer from the Second Palmetto Regiment to the Southe
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Appendix no. 2: the work of grace in other armies of the Confederacy. (search)
far as the Nashville Pike. I rode out with Rev. Dr. F. S. Petway. Ector's Texas brigade of our division charged and captured a battery whican chaplain of Terry's Texas Rangers, preached to a thousand men of Ector's and Vance's brigade. I preached in the afternoon. March 16. Dn the afternoon to the Ninth, Fourteenth and Fifteenth Regiments of Ector's Texas Brigade. I raised 150 subscriptions for The Message. Brothched at the funeral of Brother Moody to-day. A revival reported in Ector's Texas Brigade—seventeen conversions to date. I began a meeting iench's division, of Stewart's corps, and preached in the morning to Ector's Texas, Reynolds' Arkansas, and Gholson's Mississippi brigades. Toint, Mississippi, and furnished hymn-books and papers for them and Ector's Texas Brigade. All papers, tracts and hymn-books in my possessiol that on Sunday, August 7, 1864, I preached for French's Division, Ector's, McNair's and a part of Gholson's Brigades in the trenches near A