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The Daily Dispatch: June 23, 1864., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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The late Lt. Gen Polk. --Rev Dr Quintard of Atlanta, in the funeral sermon over the remains of Lt Gen Polk, said: He was eminently a man of prayer. Not praying where he could be seen of men, but restoring to commune with God in secret. He never ceased his devotions. He was instant in prayer; and I remember how, after the bloody field of Perryville — when the noise and heat of the battle had passed, we were in the town of Harrodsburg.--There was a beautiful church there, rich in architectural proportions and carved work. He asked me to visit it with him. As we walked up the alone, he exclaimed, with emotion, "On, for the days when we went up to the house of the Lord, and compassed his altar with the voice of prayer and than keeping." Reaching the chancel, he said to me; "Can we not have prayers?" and we kneeled down and poured out our hearts to God; and he left the sanctuary with a face, all bathed in tears. Such a soldier did not fight for fame. I remember or C