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J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army 18 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: March 3, 1862., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Chapter 4: influence of Christian officers—concluded. (search)
e deaths of these young men stirred the soul of Dabney Harrison to its lowest depths. From the beginning of thn in that camp during the years 1862 and 1863. Captain Harrison was with me longer than any other minister in housand troops were stationed at our camp, and Captain Harrison was, of course, brought into contact with a lars have shown How awful goodness is, it was Dabney Harrison's happy province to show how amiable and attracose place was not to be filled again. While Captain Harrison's good work extended to the surrounding multitIt is unnecessary to dwell on the hardships of Captain Harrison's winter campaign in the West—hard fare and har clothes froze upon them. By Friday evening, Captain Harrison's frame, never robust, gave way for a time, anstances of such zeal and daring on the part of Captain Harrison, that one cannot refrain from applying to him st of us, said some of his brother-officers to Captain Harrison one day, after witnessing some exhibition of h
appreciate the unlike link heroism, with which the patriotic preacher, Rev. Peyton Harrison of Cumberland county, bears the weighty afflictions imposed upon him by this unholy war? At Manassas the flower of the flock cell at the head of his company, and with perfect resignation he bowed to the stroke. At Fort Donelson, another son, Rev. Dabney Cary Harrison, a joint their with his brother Peyton to their father's love, fell while gallantly leading his men in defence of that position. Closely followed upon the telegram of Capt. Dabney Harrison's death the news of his daughter's death came upon him, a lovely young lady, who breathed her last at Brandon, on James river, a day or two since. And yet in the face of this battalion of sorrows he evinced that undying spirit the bulwark of Southern independence when he said in a quiet and determined manner. "I have two more sons left to devote to our cause when they, too, are gone, I will shoulder the musket myself"--Petersburg Express.