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J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Chapter 1: religious elements in the army. (search)
s of soldier life, were the fears of our wisest and best men. Armies had been hitherto regarded as decidedly demoralizing, and it had passed into a proverb: The worse the man the better the soldier, against which the examples of Hedley Vickars, Havelock, Colonel Gardiner and other Christian soldiers were cited in vain. It is not for a moment denied that these fears were well-founded, and that as a rule the influence of an army is demoralizing. Its very object is to destroy life, and its sceneurs a colporter may place a tract in the hands of hundreds of our most promising young men, may urge upon them the claims of the Gospel, and in many ways do them good. Who can calculate the amount of good that may be done by placing the life of Havelock, or of Captain Vicars, or of Colonel Gardner, in the hands of an ambitious young man. The greater portion of the soldier's time is now occupied by the duties of his profession. How many leisure hours may be rescued from scenes of vice and turne
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Chapter 4: influence of Christian officers—concluded. (search)
their communion. As Arnold had been his model as a teacher, so Havelock was his model as a Christian soldier. And almost the words of HavHavelock were those which he transmitted in his dying message to his own beloved generals. Once only, when writhing in agony intense, did his well illustrates the influence of Christian officers: When General Havelock, as colonel of his regiment, was travelling through India, he true spirit of a generous military man, he caused the state of Colonel Havelock's regiment to be examined. He caused the reports of the moralous regiments to be read for some time back, and he found that Colonel Havelock's stood at the head of the list; there was less drunkenness, l When that was done, the commander-in-chief said: Go and tell Colonel Havelock, with my compliments, to baptize the whole army. Thank God so many Christian officers—men worthy to take their places beside Havelock, Colonel Gardiner, Captain Headley Vickars, General George H. Gord
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Chapter 5: Bible and colportage work. (search)
le. It is vain to speak of the justice of our cause, unless we seek upon that cause the blessing of heaven, and use the instrumentality which Providence places in our hands. The speaker believed that piety will make a man a truer patriot and a braver soldier. It assures him that God is his friend; that all things work together for his good, and that when he falls into the icy grasp of death, his soul will rise up to the unfading bliss of heaven. It is not necessary to refer to Cromwell, Havelock and other pious generals, to illustrate this great principle. We have illustrations in every division of our own army. Where can we look for a braver soldier than Stonewall Jackson; and yet never had the speaker known a more humble and earnest Christian than this noble man. What will become of these hundreds of thousands of soldiers when they return? If religious influences are not now brought to bear upon them, we may expect at the close of this war to have the country overrun with the
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Chapter 13: results of the work and proofs of its genuineness (search)
ming agony. She came in time to receive the last pressure of that dear hand, and to hear from his own lips this solemn declaration, I have never believed in a deathbed repentance; so for three years I have, every night, before retiring to rest, earnestly prayed to God, not so much that He would spare my life as that He would prepare me for this day, and save my soul. Comforting words! welling up from a brave, honest, sincere heart, and recalling the kindred declarations of Jackson and of Havelock. George Washington Stuart, of Fairfax county, Virginia, private in the Rockbridge Artillery, fell at Chancellorsville and needs no fitter epitaph than the following extract from a letter from General R. E. Lee to his sister, dated Camp Fredericksburg, May 11, 1863: I grieve greatly on my own account. I am deprived of one whom I loved and admired, and whose presence always brought me pleasure. His gentleness, his manliness, his goodness won the affection of all, and all sorrow at