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J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Chapter 5: Bible and colportage work. (search)
nces in their lives, and the circumstances attending their death, which seem worthy of record: 1. They were near the same age—Hugh born in September, 1840, and Garland in March, 1843. 2. They were sons of ministers of the Gospel. 3. Like Timothy, they knew the Scriptures from childhood, each having been taught by a pious mer his conversion to devote himself to the ministry, and had entered upon a course of study preparatory to that great work—Hugh at Union Theological Seminary, and Garland at Columbian College. 6. Their studies were interrupted by the war, and each returned to his home and volunteered as a soldier in the Confederate army. 7. Ttheir military career maintained an elevated and consistent Christian character. 8. Both lost their lives in battle—Hugh in the second battle of Manassas, and Garland just two weeks after, in the battle of Sharpsburg. 9. Each was slain while bearing aloft the flag of his regiment. Reared in different parts of the State, t<
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Chapter 11: the great revival along the Rapidan. (search)
llustrations as specimens of the whole character of the work. From the 1st of August to the 1st of October I averaged two sermons every day, besides other work, and other chaplains were even more laborious, so pressing were the demands upon us; and I witnessed the professed conversion of hundreds of our brave men. My own brigade (Smith's, formerly Early's Virginia) was fortunately camped near Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church and a Methodist church in the lower part of Orange county, and Rev. J. P. Garland, of the Forty-ninth Virginia, Rev. Mr. Slaughter, of the Fifty-eighth Virginia, and myself united in holding meetings in both of these houses. We were fortunate in having at different times Rev. Dr. J. A. Broadus, Rev. F. M. Barker (the gifted, eloquent and lamented preacher who took in my tent the cold which resulted in his death), Rev. L. J. Haley and others to help us, and the work went graciously on until interrupted, but not stopped, by the Bristoe campaign. There were 250 profe
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Appendix: letters from our army workers. (search)
irginia; J. M. Grandin, Thirty-third Virginia; A. C. Hopkins, Second Virginia; J. William Jones, Thirteenth Virginia; J. P. Garland, Fortyninth Virginia; Paul C. Morton, Twenty-third Virginia; James Nelson, Forty-fourth Virginia; Harvey Gilmore, Tweof three be appointed to designate the time and place of meeting in case we cannot assemble as above determined. Rev. J. P. Garland and Rev. J. William Jones, of Fourth Brigade, Early's Division, and Rev. B. T. Lacy, were appointed on this committe a corps of chaplains to attend to the field infirmaries. A committee was appointed, consisting of Dr. Strickler, J. P. Garland, Fortyninth Virginia and B. T. Lacy, to take some action touching this hospital business, and report. It was resolth North Carolina, had had about forty conversions in his regiment; and enrolled and baptized a number to-day. Brother J. P. Garland said he had a great report to make. One poor trembling soul had been converted to God, and there was joy in heav
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Roster of chaplains, army of Northern Virginia. (search)
a. George B. Taylor; John W. Jones. Twenty-first Virginia. T. Harvie Gilmore. Gordon's Division—Continued. Forty-second Virginia. Thomas Williams. Forty-eighth Virginia. Geo. E. Booker. Fiftieth Virginia. J. W. Denny. First North Carolina. W. R. Gwaltney. Third North Carolina. First Maryland. Rev. Mr. Cameron. Pegram's Division. Pegram's (Old) Brigade. Thirteenth Virginia. J. Wm. Jones; Wm. S. Ryland. Fifty-second Virginia. John Magill. Forty-ninth Virginia. J. Powel Garland. Fifty-eighth Virginia. George Slaughter; L. B. Madison. Thirty-first Virginia. A. D. Lepps. Lewis's Brigade Twenty-first North Carolina, Fifty-fourth North Carolina. Sixth North Carolina. Fifty-seventh North Carolina. John Paris. Johnson's Brigade. Fifth North Carolina. Twelfth North Carolina. J. H. Robbins. Twentieth North Carolina. L. A. Bickle. Twenty-third North Carolina. Rodes's (old) Division Cook's Brigade. Twelfth Georgia. A. M. Marshall; Rev. Mr.