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William W. Bennett, A narrative of the great revival which prevailed in the Southern armies during the late Civil War 8 2 Browse Search
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ork. Rev. Messrs. McFerrin, Petway, and Ransom, of the M. E. Church, South, went to the help of Gen. Bragg's army; Messrs. Thweat and Harrington, of the same Church, to the army in Mississippi; while Bishop Pierce, Dr. A. L. P. Green, and Rev. J. E. Evans, went to Gen. Lee's army in Virginia. Rev. Dr. Kavanaugh was sent to the army of General Price, and Rev. Mr. Marvin (now Bishop) was directed by Bishop Pierce to take position as missionary with any army corps west of the Mississippi. Thehop Early, of the M. E. Church, South, appointed Rev. J. N. Andrews, of the North Carolina Conference, a missionary to the soldiers in North Carolina, and the Rev. Leonidas Rosser, D. D., of the Virginia Conference, to take the place of Rev. Dr. James E. Evans, whose health had failed, in General Ewell's corps in the Army of Northern Virginia. In midsummer of this year (1863) the people of the South were again called by the President of the Confederacy to observe a day of fasting and prayer
labors among the soldiers will ever be remembered by the surviving veterans of the war, in September wrote of his work to the Richmond Christian Advocate: I have been employed one month in my new position as a missionary to the army. Bro. Evans having been compelled by ill health to resign his appointment, Bishop Early transferred me, at my request, from Ewell's to Longstreet's corps. I naturally felt a preference to remain with those troops among whom I had labored as a chaplain from at a calm faith men worship God in the midst of danger and death. All day long a storm of shot and shell had rained upon the city. As the night shades were covering the wounded, dying, and dead, writes an officer of the 26th South Carolina, General Evans' brigade, our zealous and beloved chaplain. Rev. W. S. Black, of the South Carolina Conference, gave notice to the different commanders of companies that he would like to have a word of prayer with and for them, indicating the centre of the
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. That we earnestly