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J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Appendix: letters from our army workers. (search)
spects for eternity. He was too far gone to speak, but wrote these words on a strip of paper, I've been going the bad way all the time; it is too late, too late. How dreadful to be without Christ! what a blessed thing it is to have Him for our friend, living and dying. With kind regards for you, and best wishes for God's blessing on your enterprise, I remain yours very truly, James McDowell. From Rev. W. L. Curry, Baptist, chaplain Fiftieth Georgia Regiment. near Milford, Georgia, March 20, 1867. Dear Brother Jones: . . . I was appointed chaplain of Fiftieth Georgia about September 1, 1862, just as we were entering upon the first Maryland campaign. For several months the army was in such constant motion that little could be done besides occasional preaching. Soon after the Fredericksburg battle, December 13, we went into winterquar-ters. I then commenced pastoral work-visiting among the tents, holding prayermeetings, etc. I commenced a sunrise prayer-mee