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J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army 14 0 Browse Search
James D. Porter, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 7.1, Tennessee (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 2 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 15. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 2 0 Browse Search
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J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Appendix: letters from our army workers. (search)
im; and whereas he seemed to gain no benefit for a long time, he learned eventually to enjoy the word as I have seldom seen men do, making good and touching comments on it as I read verse after verse. One day when I approached him he called me affectionately to him, and most touchingly said, in childlike simplicity: Oh, sir, you are an angel sent to me, in answer to the prayers of my dear, dear mother, who cannot be with me. He ultimately died full of hope. Another was a young man named Wilson, also from that good old State of North Carolina. His thigh was fractured in the upper third, but his strong constitution long induced hope of his recovery; for several months he was silent, indifferent and even grum-looking, without being sour. When he had passed the crisis, as was hoped, I asked him if his thoughts had not been turned upon death and need of preparation for it. No, sir. I never had a serious thought of death or religion. Astonished, I inquired if he was raised in a Chris
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)
thers to whom I was strongly attached were Captains Carter, of Barnesville, and Wilson, of Spring Placeā€”the latter a Presbyterian of culture, and the former a wam-heander a large beech tree; twenty penitents at the place of prayer. May 9. Captain Wilson conducted service to-night; twenty-four penitents. Thos. Scott, Twenty-ninoldiers Religious Association for our regiment. A number joined. At night Captain Wilson conducted the meeting. Many penitents. The Thirty-ninth North Carolina Re, and our regiment was known as the Thirty-seventh Georgia. Captains Carter and Wilson, and Rev. S. S. Taylor, a worthy primitive Baptist preacher of our regiment, aspted a constitution and elected officers: Chaplain S. M. Cherry, President; Captain Wilson, Vice-President; Lieutenant Bennett, Secretary; Rev. S. S. Taylor, Treasure I returned to the rear to look after our wounded. At Spring Place I found Captain Wilson and others improving; those at Dalton convalescing. But at Atlanta I found