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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)
on the altar of his country, was himself reposing in the arms of Jesus, and could confidently say, It is well — well if spared; well if removed; well for time and eternity. We may thus, amidst the merited wreaths which his admiring and grateful survivors shower on his honored grave, discern an unearthly and incorruptible bloom bestowed by the invisible hand of grace, to refresh with its fragrance those who mourn him, and hereafter to bear the precious fruit of eternal life. Major Hugh Mortimer Nelson, of Clark county, Virginia, who was one of the ablest of the union men of the Virginia Convention of 1861, but who, like most of his party, buckled on his sword when all of Virginia's efforts at pacification had failed, and did gallant service on the staff of General Ewell, died August 8, 1862. A faithful friend who was with him wrote thus, immediately after his death: Truly, I felt it a privilege to listen to him, to hear his testimony to the glorious salvation of which he was