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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Army Life in a Black Regiment, Chapter 12: the negro as a soldier. (search)
element held such a place. A religious army, a gospel army, were their frequent phrases. In their prayer-meetings there was always a mingling, often quaint enough, of the warlike and the pious. If each one of us was a praying man, said Corporal Thomas Long in a sermon, it appears to me that we could fight as well with prayers as with bullets,--for the Lord has said that if you have faith even as a grain of mustard-seed cut into four parts, you can say to the sycamore-tree, Arise, and it will come up. And though Corporal Long may have got a little perplexed in his botany, his faith proved itself by works, for he volunteered and went many miles on a solitary scouting expedition into the enemy's country in Florida, and got back safe, after I had given him up for lost. The extremes of religious enthusiasm I did not venture to encourage, for I could not do it honestly; neither did I discourage them, but simply treated them with respect, and let them have their way, so long as they
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Army Life in a Black Regiment, Index. (search)
, 270, 271, 272. Hughes, Lt. Comr., 78 81, 82. Hunter, David Gen . 20, 15 43, 57 60, 61, 64 97, 98, 119 126, 129, 135, 136, 151, 68, 272 273 276. Hyde, E. W., Lt., 271, 272,294. Hyde, W. H., Lt., 76, 271. Jackson, A. W., Capt., 73, 76,270, 271, 272. James, William, Capt., 84, 170, 270. Johnston, J. F., Lt., 271. Jones, Lt., 76, 81. Kemble, Mrs., 67, 274. Kennon, Clarence, Corp., 275. King, T. B., 67. Lambkin, Prince, Corp, 109. Lincoln, Abraham, Pres., 23, 34, 252. Long, Thomas, Corp., 256. Manning, B. I., Lt., 272. McIntyre, I., Sergt., 71, 72, 252. Meeker, L., Maj., 117, 122. Merriam, E. C., apt., 270, 271. Metcalf, L. W., Capt., 71, 73, 84, 270. Miller family, 247. Minor, T. T., Surg., 73, 269. Mitchell, O. M., Gen., 276. Montgomery, James, Col., 104,107 115, 126, 127, 169, 277. Moses, Acting Master, 68. O'Neil, J. B., Lt., 271. Osborne, Lt., 231. Parker, C. E., Lt., 271. Parker, N. G., Capt., 270, 271, 27 Parsons, William, 75. Phillips, W