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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)
e been baptized, not into communion with any particular denomination, but with Christ's people. The revival alluded to by Captain Kirkpatrick was one of the most powerful enjoyed in the army at this time. The meetings were conducted by Rev. Hugh Roy Scott, an Episcopal clergyman of King George county, who described the work of grace in a tract which was published by the Evangelical Tract Society, of Petersburg, and which contains so many details of interest that I insert it in full, as follows: Camp Nineveh. By Rev. Hugh Roy Scott. Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, saith the Lord of hosts. Zech. IV. 6. During the month of October, 1862, it was my privilege to witness one of the most remarkable spiritual awakenings that has ever occurred in this country. I joined our army near Winchester, just as it returned from Maryland, after the battle of Sharpsburg, for the purpose of spending a few weeks with friends, and to avail myself of an opportunity to preach
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Appendix: letters from our army workers. (search)
es of your hook. You are welcome to make any use you choose of my testimony, though I might prefer somewhat to revise it, in case any portion of it should be quoted. Believe me very fraternally and truly yours, G. W. Leyburn. From Rev. Hugh Roy Scott, Episcopalian. Baltimore, January 28, 1867. Dear Sir: I saw in a paper some days since that you were collecting materials for a book describing the religious history of the Army of Northern Virginia. I send enclosed a tract whichomas J. Kirkpatrick, a lawyer of Lynchburg, Virginia. Praying that your important work, besides preserving a record of God's wonderful dealings with our army, may be a blessing to our deeply afflicted land, I remain, Very truly yours, Hugh Roy Scott. From Mrs. Dr. Fairfax, sent me through Mrs. Mary Custis Lee. A private from Mississippi, by the name of Galliard, was brought into the hospital at the University from first battle of Manassas with a terrible wound in the thigh and on
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Appendix no. 2: the work of grace in other armies of the Confederacy. (search)
es, have sought and secured a title to a home in the many mansioned house of our Father in heaven. Among the number, a noble young officer, of fine intellect, joined the Church one day, and was killed on the post of duty the day following. In Scott's Alabama and Louisiana brigade I have preached four times. Quite an interesting revival; seventy at the altar for prayer. I received fourteen applications for church membership. Some very pious and zealous young officers in that command have th of these brave men testify that they are resigned to death. How much good grew out of the great revival in their brigade a few weeks ago God only knows. Atlanta, July 20. Heavy artillery firing. Severe loss in the brigades of Featherston, Scott, Reynolds' Arkansas and Stephens' Georgia. General Stephens severely wounded. I talked with a soldier, Fifty-third Alabama Cavalry, horribly mangled. His parents not religious, and he has made no profession, but is praying, and says he trusts i