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J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Chapter 13: results of the work and proofs of its genuineness (search)
wn bed; he died in defence of what he believed to be right; and so far as the particular things for which he was to be executed were concerned, he had no confession to make or repentance to exercise. He did not use one bitter or angry expression towards his enemies, but calmly dedared his conviction that he was to be executed contrary to the laws of civilized warfare. He accepted his doom as the will of God. Dr. Weston, chaplain of the Seventh New York Regiment, visited him on the 18th of February, the day whence a respite deferred his execution to the 24th of the same month, and Beall received him with marked courtesy. He found him provided with a Bible, but without a prayer-book. Yet (as he tells us in his diary), as early as the 29th of December, the doorman of the police Headquarters had bought him a Book of Common Prayer, for $1.00. What, then, had become of it, that on the morning first appointed for his execution he had no prayerbook? It is almost too sadly sacred to r
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)
d Dr. Teasdale, of the Baptist Church, Mississippi, in the afternoon preach to large congregations. At night I preached for Chaplain Bennett to the Twelfth Tennessee Regiment. February 7. Met Charles J. Amos, a colporteur of the Tract Society of Richmond, Virginia. Sunday, 8. Rev. Dr. Quintard (now bishop) preached at the Presbyterian church. I preached to the Third and Ninth Georgia Battalions, and Twenty-ninth North Carolina Regiment in the afternoon. Shelbyville, Tennessee, February 18. The first meeting of our chaplains in this army was at the Presbyterian church to day. Rev. Dr. Bryson, Presbyterian, in the chair; Rev. Mr. Bowde acting as Secretary. Ten chaplains present. A paper was read on regiments destitute of chaplains. Also the destitution of Bibles, Testaments, tracts, etc., and the need of a Department Agent to visit the hospitals in the rear and secure post and regimental chaplains, secure donations for religious reading, and otherwise promote the spiri