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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)
at the feet of the Crucified One they have found joy and peace! My own heart is so sinful that I often tremble lest I may be a castaway, but in the mercy of God through Jesus Christ I hope. I hope that the Christians of this land will pray that the peace of God may be sent into the hearts of all, that our rulers may rule in righteousness, and that the North may see its folly and guilt in seeking to subdue and oppress the South. Two prayer-meetings were reported as held weekly in Jackson, Mississippi, on behalf of Southern soldiers—one, a female prayermeeting, held in private residences on Monday; another held on Wednesday, at 5 P. M., alternately at the different churches. Members of all denominations participated in both. A correspondent writes: A soldier from one of the Gulf States, whose company was stationed at Norfolk, Virginia, was very sick. A kind lady paid him a visit and found him delirious. He gazed at her a moment and said: Go away from me; you are not my m
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Chapter 2: influence of Christian officers. (search)
earing soon after that Jackson was growing worse, he expressed the deepest concern and said: Tell him that I am praying for him as I believe I have never prayed for myself. The 10th of May, 1863, was a beautiful Sabbath day, and Rev. B. T. Lacy, at the special request of the dying chieftain, left his bedside to hold his usual services at the Headquarters of the Second Corps. General Lee was present at the service, and at its conclusion he took Mr. Lacy aside to inquire particularly after Jackson's condition. Upon being told that he would not probably live through the day, he exclaimed: Oh! sir, he must not die. Surely God will not visit us with such a calamity. If I have ever prayed in my life I have pleaded with the Lord that Jackson might be spared to us. And then his heart swelled with emotion too deep for utterance, and he turned away to weep like a child. He thus announced the death of Jackson: General order, no. 61. Headquarters, A. N. Va., May 11, 1863. With
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Chapter 3: influence of Christian officers—continued. (search)
frequently. Dr. White says that he saw from Jackson's reply and manner that he meant to succeed—tm a letter which he recognized as directed in Jackson's well-known handwriting. Now, said he, we wfound that a colored boy, who had belonged to Jackson's Sunday-school, had procured the flag, gotte. Dr. Brown happened the next night to share Jackson's blanket, and in a long and tender conversat of God's truth. I need not say that this is Jackson's Headquarters, and the scene I have picturedfield of usefulness. Some of the services at Jackson's Headquarters were of deep interest and wideed results. Upon one occasion, I called at Jackson's Headquarters and found him just going in tot the conversion of Lieutenant-General Ewell, Jackson's able lieutenant, was on this wise: At a cous so deeply impressed by this incident and by Jackson's general religious character, that he said: attributed his conviction to the influence of Jackson's piety. Since he lived such a life, it wa[1 more...]
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Chapter 7: work of the chaplains and missionaries. (search)
nia Infantry. Our Chaplains' Association was organized in March, 1863, at old Round Oak church, in Caroline county, and our first care was to seek to increase the numbers and efficiency of the chaplains in the corps. A report of this first meeting, which I wrote for the Religious Herald at the time, will give the facts more accurately than I could now recall them: near Hamilton's Crossing, March 19. Dear Brethren: We had, on last Monday, a meeting of the chaplains of our corps (Jackson's) which proved exceedingly interesting, and resulted, I trust, in much good. It was a meeting for general consultation and prayer, and there were points elicited which I am sure would prove of interest to the readers of the Herald. General Jackson has taken especial pains to have his command supplied with chaplains, and yet a little over half of the regiments in our corps are still destitute. There are several entire brigades without a single chaplain. This destitution was made a spe
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Chapter 8: eagerness of the soldiers to hear the Gospel. (search)
rteenth Virginia, carried into action 306 men and lost 175, killed and wounded), I found a number who referred to those meetings and expressed themselves as deeply affected by them. Rev. Dr. R. L. Dabney was a gallant and efficient officer on Jackson's staff, and often preached to the men at Headquarters, and in their camps and bivouacs as opportunity offered. On this march he preached a very able sermon on Special Providence, in the course of which he used this emphatic language: Men, you ear and killed or wounded five men. The service was resumed. I preached (from the text, Except ye repent ye shall all likewise perish) as plainly and earnestly as I could. At early dawn the next morning we started on that famous flank march of Jackson's Foot Cavalry, which culminated in the battle of Second Manassas, and many of our poor fellows heard their last sermon that day on the Rappahannock. I went back that afternoon to the spot where we had our service, and found that after we mov
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Chapter 9: State of religion in 1861-62. (search)
nd their manly bosoms heaving with sobs of true repentance, I trust, and grasped our hands. And then the sobs were audible as the man of God poured forth his fervent prayers for their conversion and their reunion in heaven. That brother, as well as every one present, will never forget our last Sabbath at that camp. Elder J. J. Hyman, army chaplain, in a letter to the Christian Index, gives the following account of religious exercises in his regiment (Forty-ninth Georgia, in Stonewall Jackson's command) the second week after the battle at Cedar Run: On the following Monday night, after all became quiet, I opened a meeting, as usual, in one of the companies, to have what we call family prayer before retiring to rest. Seeing so many making their way towards where we were singing, after singing one hymn we called on one brother, and then another, to lead in prayer. We had what might be called an old-fashioned prayermeeting, with about six hundred soldiers present. After s
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Chapter 10: revivals in the Lower Valley and around Fredericksburg. (search)
there were still from seventy-five to a hundred inquirers. At the same time, Dr. Stiles was aiding the chaplains in Lawton's Brigade in a very interesting revival. There has also been, under the same efficient labors, an interesting revival in Jackson's old brigade (Stonewall), and in Taliaferro's. A meeting was begun in our brigade (Early's) two weeks ago, and, despite our frequent moves and the bad weather, we are still keeping up the meetings, and the Lord is blessing our efforts. Severalp Nineveh would often be repeated, and our armies, instead of being schools of vice, would become most valuable training-schools for the kingdom of Heaven. There was every reason to hope that we were on the eve of a general revival throughout Jackson's Corps at this time. The chaplains were aroused to their duty, and Christian soldiers were working and praying as I had not seen them before. General Jackson himself was a frequent attendant at our meetings, and manifested the deepest concern
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Chapter 11: the great revival along the Rapidan. (search)
for years all the toils and hardships which a world can heap on the mortal frame, provided he could enjoy again the blessedness of his first moments with Jesus? It does seem to me that the joy of the Christian with an army in the field approaches nearer the essence of true religion than that exhibited under any other circumstances of the present day, when persecution is unknown. Chaplains' Association of the Second and Third army Corps. This association was formed in the Second or Jackson's Corps, March 16, 1863, and has held weekly meetings ever since, unless prevented by providential circumstances. We meet on each Tuesday, and first hear a sermon by the last chairman. Our doors are open to the public. The state of religious interest before and after the battle of Chancellorsville has been reported as most encouraging. Many openly assumed the armor of the Christian and numbers were inquiring the way to Jesus. Sweet communion seasons were held, where new-born souls firs
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Appendix: letters from our army workers. (search)
n upon us and making us miserable. No doubt the necessary duties of camp-life on the Sabbath, and the fact that many of Jackson's battles were fought on the Sabbath, owing to unavoidable circumstances, made it extremely difficult for professing Chr to retain in their memories this impressive proceeding. Then, in the evening and on the next morning, the news of his (Jackson's) death was reported in camp, and I was struck with the calm, subdued feeling of resignation among the men of his corpsmen that filled the rude seats and formed the dark margin of those who stood around; they were some of the very elite of Jackson's Corps and of the very flower of our Confederate armies. All over the area, till the services opened, the men were seeaying cards at arm's length from the pulpit. Things continued thus about one month. Great revivals were in progress in Jackson's Corps, but we were dead. About this time I went to Richmond for books, tracts, etc. While in the Christian Advocate of
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)
ers. Colonel Colquitt, Major Spears, Quartermaster Leonard, and others, gave aid and counsel to the chaplain. Among the troops at Columbus, Mississippi, a work of much interest began, which was interrupted in its progress by their removal to Jackson. The chaplain laboring there, Rev W. H. Smith, sent forth an earnest call to the home churches for help. Brethren! ministers! are you asleep? Do you not hear the cries of your countrymen calling to you from every part of the land? The soldieheir long homes, and made cripples for life of hundreds who were not mortally wounded; but, my dear brother, to witness the dying triumph of a Christian soldier gives one a more exalted appreciation of our holy Christianity. A scene at Jackson, Mississippi, when all day long shot and shell were rained upon the city by the enemy, has been thus described by an officer of the Twentysixth South Carolina Regiment, General Evans' brigade: As the night shades were covering the wounded, dying, an