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The Daily Dispatch: October 31, 1861., [Electronic resource] 4 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Poetry and Incidents., Volume 1. (ed. Frank Moore) 2 0 Browse Search
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arose from the ground with that conviction, and I believed I was spared, too, that I might have space for repentance, and become a good earnest Christian, and then and there I resolved to become one, and here I am, hoping in God's mercy, Where did your parents attend church? we inquired. My father and mother were members of the old Garden street Reformed Dutch church. Do you know Jim Irving, of your regiment? What! the old comrade of the worst fighters of the city?--he and Orville Gardner at their head? I guess I know him. What sort of a man is he in the camp? His is the most beautiful Christian character I ever saw. I never saw any thing like it. Does he drink rum? Not a drop. Does he attend prayer-meetings? Always will have one going. Where is he now? In prison at Richmond, because he considered it his duty to stand to the last, and he was taken. Did you know he was accustomed to attend these meetings? I have often heard him speak of thes
r meeting. A Northern paper contains the following incident which occurred in one of their prayer meetings lately. Our readers will, perhaps, feel highly gratified at the honor done Richmond by the distinguished disciple of "Orville (Awful) Gardner," in determining (as he did at the battle of Bull Run) to take up his abode in our midst: One day recently the Fulton street prayer meeting was near closing, when a man in the uniform of an officer of the army arose and said: "I cannot le a squad of the Black Horse cavalry. I never expected to get away alive" After the meeting had closed, some one asked the officer, "Do you know Jim Irving of your regiment?" "What! the old comrade of the worst fighters of the city? he and Orville Gardner at their head? I guess I know him." "What sort of a man is he in the camp?" "His is the most beautiful Christian character I ever saw. I never saw anything like it." "Does he drink rum?" "Not a drop." "Does he attend prayer meetings?" "Alwa