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J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Chapter 1: religious elements in the army. (search)
shville Christian Advocate: A young man who, being slightly unwell, has spent a few days under the hospitable roof of Rev. Dr. Broaddus in town, returned to camp this morning happily converted to God. When I said to one of the Edgefield boys it was time for all hands to cease swearing and begin praying, he replied: I stopped the former when I enlisted, and am now trying to practise the latter. Another, who had been very profane at home, has never been known to utter an oath since he left Nashville. The Southern Christian Advocate thinks that there is at least one advantage for evangelical effort in the present aspect of affairs. The only mitigating circumstance of a religious character that we find in this dreadful war, into which we have been forced, is found in what we believe to be the fact—that it has enhanced the religious sentiment in our people. The sense of trust in Divine Providence is widespread. We see it exhibited where we little thought to find it. Editors, who he
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Chapter 5: Bible and colportage work. (search)
e and tract work in connection with societies whose headquarters were in Northern cities, and our facilities for publishing were very scant. The great societies at the North generally declared Bibles and Testaments contraband of war, and we had at once to face the problem of securing supplies through the blockade, or manufacturing them with our poor facilities. The first Confederate Bible printed, so far as I can ascertain, was from the presses of the South-western Publishing House, at Nashville, 1861. A copy of this edition was sent to President Davis, who replied: The Bible is a beautiful specimen of Southern workmanship, and if I live to be inaugurated the first President of the Confederacy, on the 22d of February, my lips shall press the sacred volume which your kindness has bestowed upon me. The British and Foreign Bible Society gave to the Confederate Bible Society unlimited credit in the purchase of supplies, and made liberal donations of Bibles and Testaments for our s
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)
ky. In July, 1861, I entered the army as a member of an independent company of riflemen from Nashville and other towns of our State. My object was to minister to the soldiers in spiritual things, a year and a half of our army association. His father a venerable Methodist minister of Nashville, Tennessee. Our wounded called to me for help. I took up Lieutenant Beasley and rode out, when the the time for all good work. He is now pastor of the Second Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Nashville and is deservedly popular. He has been a leader among his people for years as editor, pastor,r and thirty-three years of active itinerant life, like Dr. McNeilly, a Presbyterian pastor of Nashville, and a faithful chaplain in the Army of Tennessee, I thank God that he gave me the privilege oaching to the soldiers of the South and of taking part in the great revival around Dalton. Yours, fraternally, S. M. Cherry. Home near Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, March 8, 1888.