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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)
. . Oh, what a contrast is there in our regiment, when compared with last year this time. Now, instead of the songs of revelry and mirth to which we used to listen, at night the forest is made to resound with songs which arise like sweet incense from new-born souls, to the Captain of their salvation—the stately steppings of Jesus are heard in our camps—the Holy Spirit is wooing hearts in our army—soldiers are enlisting under the unfurled banner of King Immanuel. . . . . Yours truly, Wallace. Richmond College, October 6. I spent four days of last week with Kemper's Brigade, stationed at Taylorsville. Brother Jno. W. Ward, chaplain of the Third Regiment, baptized eight persons the day before my arrival. Five had also been received by the Methodist chaplain of the Eleventh Regiment, Rev. Thos. C. Jennings. Two others joined the Episcopal Church. Meetings are still in progress at night, conducted by the excellent brethren above-named. Christians in this brigade seem to b<
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Appendix: letters from our army workers. (search)
use of Brothers Booker. Gilmore and Williams was large, and thus: Zzz d= door fronting upon camp eastward; c c =chimneys; P= pulpit. This was first completed. The one at right wing for See's use was thus: Zzz D=door facing inward, upward upon camp westward; P=pulpit; c c=fireplace in centre; two faces, one to each wing, and chimney-stem passing out through top of roof by the ridge pole. This was very comfortable; but just as it was completed we moved into trenches, and left it for Wallace's Brigade. Smith's chapel, in Evans's Brigade, was much larger than either of these, but less convenient and elegant; as follows: Zzz These were all built of pine logs and covered with pine slabs, while thick pine slabs or logs made seats. All chapels I have mentioned were made of similar material, and built in same way substantially. I devoted myself that winter principally to the Louisiana Brigade, and to the two guard-houses of Gordon's Division and Second Corps. General Gor
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Roster of chaplains, army of Northern Virginia. (search)
I have been unable to obtain a list of their chaplains. B. R. Johnson's Division. Ransom's Brigade. Twenty-fourth North Carolina. T. B. Neil. Twenty-fifth North Carolina. Thirty-fifth North Carolina. Fifty-sixth North Carolina. Gracie's Brigade. Forty-first Alabama. Sixtieth Alabama. Fortieth Alabama. Wise's Brigade. Thirty-fourth Virginia. W. H. Robert. Twenty-sixth Virginia. W. E. Wiatt. Fifty-ninth Virginia. L. B. Wharton. Forty-sixth Virginia. W. Gaines Miller. Wallace's Brigade. Seventeenth South Carolina. A. A. Morse. Eighteenth South Carolina. A. A. James. Twenty-second South Carolina. E. D. Dill. Twenty-sixth South Carolina. J. L. Girardeau. Holcombe Legion. A. W. Moore. Artillery Corps (Colonel H. P. Jones). No list obtainable. Post-chaplains at Petersburg. Rev. Thomas Hume, Jr.; Rev. W. M. Young; Rev. J. B. Hardwicke; Rev. T. Hume, Sr.; Rev. L. C. Vass; and the pastors of the different churches, and a number of visiting ministers, m
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)
member of the Twenty-ninth North Carolina Regiment, and a very nice Christian officer, rendering efficient aid to the chaplains. Sergeant Guerra, an exhorter in the Thirty-sixth Tennessee, I found an active, earnest Christian, ready and willing to work for his Lord, at any time, place, and in any way. He was a Spaniard. My daily journals for 1862-65 are before me, and I shall give your readers such extracts as I think may be of interest to them. Cumberland Gap, February 20, 1862. Frank Wallace, quite a youth, came to my quarters to talk with me about seeking salvation. March 22. A severe skirmish west of the Gap. Benjamin Grisham, Thirtysixth Tennessee Regiment, mortally wounded. As he was carried back to the surgeon, I saw a Testament in his side-pocket, and he was praying earnestly, but said he was not prepared to die, and begged us to write his friends to prepare for death. Sunday, March 30. Preached at 11 A. M. to the Fourth, and in the P. M. to Thirty-sixth, and