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J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Chapter 10: revivals in the Lower Valley and around Fredericksburg. (search)
cellorsville, he has received seven for church-membership. In the Twelfth South Carolina, twenty-five are reported as having made their peace with God. A quartermaster in Armistead's Brigade writes me that a good work has commenced there, and that nothing is so much needed as men to preach Jesus. A Baptist minister from Pickett's Division says that in every brigade in that division protracted meetings are being held, and a solemn and deep religious influence pervades many hearts. Rev. Bernard Phillips, our colporter at Winder Hospital, informs me that a precious revival is being enjoyed at that post. Two were received for baptism last night. Brother Phillips is assisting in a protracted meeting, at which many are crying to God for mercy. The cry is for the Gospel. In some of these protracted meetings, the voice of a minister has scarcely been heard. Will not fifty of our pastors throw themselves, for a few months, into this great work? Send us tracts, colporters, and evangel
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Appendix: letters from our army workers. (search)
J. T. Averett. Captain John A. Herndon, Captain Jennings, Captain Grubbs, Lieutenant Gardner and others were true soldiers of Jesus. General Steuart and his assistant adjutant-general, Captain Darden, were members of the Episcopal Church. Colonel Phillips, of the Ninth, was a man of more than ordinary talent, and he did all he could for Christ. (5.) It was fully and satisfactorily proved in our regiment that true soldiers of the Cross made the best soldiers for their country. (6.) I dondantly successful. I labored for so short a time in the army (about ten months), and on so limited a field, that I have but little of interest to narrate. I was chaplain of the Ninth Virginia Infantry, Barton's Brigade, Pickett's Division, Colonel Phillips commanding. I preached to my own regiment every Sabbath when it was in my power; also often to the whole brigade, and sometimes to other regiments and brigades. Often also I preached during the week, in the day or at night. I distribute