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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)
oldiers were very solicitous to secure the services of a zealous, faithful minister. The first Sabbath in the month I visited General French's division, of Stewart's corps, and preached in the morning to Ector's Texas, Reynolds' Arkansas, and Gholson's Mississippi brigades. The congregation was large and serious, and sat for an hour upon the ground in the open field, without any protection from the burning sun, and listened gladly to the words spoken, which I trust accomplished some good. was with us in our service, and that was all we asked or desired. Since writing the above on preaching places I find by reference to my journal 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 Atlanta, and that a caisson was used for a pulpit, and there was no screen from the burning sun. Preached for Seer's Brigade in afternoon and heard the experience of soldiers to Chaplain Lattimore, Baptist, and sa