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J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Chapter 11: the great revival along the Rapidan. (search)
and patient faith wait on God, who is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think. The letters from the converted soldiers were often the means, under God, of awakening an interest in the Churches at home. And back to the army went letters telling how hearts were touched and made truly penitent by reason of the tidings sent from the boys in the tents and trenches. Dr. Bennett's Great Revival. Soldiers were converted by thousands every week. From Virginia, Rev. G. R. Talley wrote: God is wonderfully reviving his work here, and throughout the army. Congregations large—interest almost universal. In our chaplains' meeting it was thought, with imperfect statistics, that about five hundred were converted every week. We greatly need chaplains—men of experience and ministerial influence. Our Regimental Christian Association, as a kind of substitute for a Church, and our Bible-classes, are doing well. Under the powerful stimulus of such a revival, the
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Appendix: letters from our army workers. (search)
he community. At this period the meeting took a more business turn. Brother W. E. Jones, who had been appointed upon the committee to complete the list of chaplains, asked to be excused. Granted; and Brother Dobbs appointed in his place. The committee appointed long ago to procure a better supply of chaplains was dissolved, at their request. Brother Talley moved that a committee be appointed to bring in an order of business at the next meeting. Carried. Committee—Brothers Lacy, Talley and Hopkins. It was moved by Brother Lacy that a committee of three be appointed to report upon the subject of opening a correspondence with other armies in the field. Committee—Brothers Hopkins, Booker and Betts. Dr. Bocock exhorted the brethren to go forward and lean upon Jesus Christ for guidance and for strength. Rev. Brothers W. A. Hall, James M. Lewis, John S. Grasty, were in attendance throughout the proceedings, and were invited to take part in the proceedings. Rev. Henr
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Roster of chaplains, army of Northern Virginia. (search)
rth Carolina. John Paris. Johnson's Brigade. Fifth North Carolina. Twelfth North Carolina. J. H. Robbins. Twentieth North Carolina. L. A. Bickle. Twenty-third North Carolina. Rodes's (old) Division Cook's Brigade. Twelfth Georgia. A. M. Marshall; Rev. Mr. Poulridge. Forty-fourth Georgia. H. E. Brookes. Fourth Georgia. R. F. Evans; James O. A. Sparks. Twenty-first Georgia. Battle's Brigade. Third Alabama. T. J. Rutledge. Fifth Alabama. W. G. Curry. Sixth Alabama. G. R. Talley. Twelfth Alabama. H. G. Moore. Twenty-sixth Alabama. Wm. E. Cameron. Sixty-first Alabama. Cox's Brigade. Thirtieth North Carolina. A. D. Betts. Fourteenth North Carolina. W. C. Power. Second North Carolina. Fourth North Carolina. Grymes's Brigade. Fifty-third North Carolina. J. H. Colton. Forty-fifth North Carolina. E. H. Harding. Forty-third North Carolina. E. W. Thompson. Second Battalion. Rev. Mr. Tennent. Thirty-second North Carolina. W. B. Richardson. D. R. Johnson
eat effect. The chaplains and missionaries work with zeal, and have much good fruit. Let our friends at home thank God and take courage. Hundreds of soldiers are coming to Jesus. My health is good, though I feel weak with jaundice. We now have at work in this army as missionaries from our Church: Revs. R. P. Ransom, C. W. Miller, Wellborn Mooney, W. Burr, Bro. Allen, and your humble servant. We expect Bro. Petway. Soldiers were converted by thousands every week. From Virginia Rev. G. R. Talley wrote: God is wonderfully reviving his work here, and throughout the army. Congregations large — interest almost universal. In our Chaplains' meeting it was thought with imperfect statistics that about five hundred are converted every week. We greatly need chaplainsmen of experience and ministerial influence. Our Regimental Christian Association, as a kind of substitute for a church, and our Bible-classes, are doing well. Under the powerful stimulus of such a revival the C