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Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative 347 7 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 37. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 317 55 Browse Search
The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure) 268 46 Browse Search
Jefferson Davis, The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government 147 23 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume II. 145 9 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 5. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 141 29 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 5. (ed. Frank Moore) 140 16 Browse Search
Robert Lewis Dabney, Life and Commands of Lieutenand- General Thomas J. Jackson 134 58 Browse Search
Edward Alfred Pollard, The lost cause; a new Southern history of the War of the Confederates ... Drawn from official sources and approved by the most distinguished Confederate leaders. 129 13 Browse Search
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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)
ed veteran of the Army of Northern Virginia, who has followed the stars and bars on many a victorious field—returns to his boyhood's home. But he comes not back with light, elastic step and erect carriage as when he marched forth so gayly at his country's call. He is borne on a litter—he has been shot through the lungs, his life-tide is ebbing away, and he has come home to die. On that memorable 27th day of June, 1862, at Cold Harbor, when Stonewall Jackson issued his crisp order, Tell General Ewell to sweep the field with the bayonet, and our whole line pressed grandly forward, carried every position before it, and persuaded General McClellan that it was indeed time to change base from before Richmond to the shelter of his gun-boats at Harrison's Landing, our youthful hero fell in the very forefront of the battle in one of the most splendid charges of the famous old Thirteenth Virginia Infantry. The surgeons gave us no hope, but God spared him to reach home and linger for over six
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Chapter 2: influence of Christian officers. (search)
essed with so large a proportion of high officers who were earnest Christian men, as the Army of Northern Virginia. We had at first such specimens of the Christian soldier as R. E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, D. H. Hill, T. R. Cobb, A. H. Colquitt, Kirby Smith, J. E. B. Stuart, W. N. Pendleton, John B. Gordon, C. A. Evans, A. M. Scales, Willie Pegram, Lewis Minor Coleman, Thos. H. Carter, Carter Braxton, Charles S. Venable, and a host of others too numerous to mention. And during the war Generals Ewell, Pender, Hood, R. H. Anderson, Rodes, Paxton, W. H. S. Baylor, Colonel Lamar, and a number of others of our best officers professed faith in Christ. Nor was the example of these noble men merely negative— many of them were active workers for the Master, and did not hesitate, upon all proper occasions, to stand up for Jesus. Our Christian President, Jefferson Davis, was always outspoken on the side of evangelical religion, and manifested the deepest interest in all efforts for the s
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Chapter 3: influence of Christian officers—continued. (search)
ed to individuals, eternity alone can reveal. I have it from a well-authenticated source that the conversion of Lieutenant-General Ewell, Jackson's able lieutenant, was on this wise: At a council of war, one night, Jackson had listened very attentivf his subordinates, and asked until the next morning to present his own. As they came away, A. P. Hill laughingly said to Ewell, Well! I suppose Jackson wants time to pray over it. Having occasion to return to his quarters again a short time after, Ewell found Jackson on his knees and heard his ejaculatory prayers for God's guidance in the perplexing movements then before him. The sturdy veteran Ewell was so deeply impressed by this incident and by Jackson's general religious character, thatEwell was so deeply impressed by this incident and by Jackson's general religious character, that he said: If that is religion, I must have it; and in making a profession of faith not long afterwards he attributed his conviction to the influence of Jackson's piety. Since he lived such a life, it was to be expected that he would die a gloriou
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Chapter 4: influence of Christian officers—concluded. (search)
, that in the last few weeks nearly two hundred in this single brigade have been added to the different churches. Yours, etc., J. B. Gordon. Let us hope that this gallant and accomplished soldier, whom Georgia has honored with a seat in the United States Senate and now as governor of the Commonwealth, may be in this high position as outspoken for Christ, and may exert as decided a religious influence as he used to do among his ragged boys in the camp! General D. H. Hill, and General Ewell, after his profession of conversion, and others of our higher officers, were equally as pronounced, and just as ready to stand up for Jesus. But I have space for only a few illustrations of the Christian character and influence of officers of less rank. Colonel Lewis Minor Coleman, Professor of Latin in the University of Virginia, was one of the noblest sacrifices which the old Commonwealth laid on the altar during those terrible years of trial, and his death was widely mourned, e
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Chapter 8: eagerness of the soldiers to hear the Gospel. (search)
ll of our Christian leader to the thanksgiving service which he was accustomed to appoint after each victory—that we had a very large gathering at Strasburg, while Ewell's Division was in line of battle to keep back Fremont until all of Jackson's troops could pass the threatened point—and that on that whole campaign I never found t to strike, and nowhere else, and you are perfectly safe where the missiles of death fly thickest until Jehovah permits you to be stricken. Major Nelson, of General Ewell's staff, one of the bravest of the brave and an humble Christian and devout churchman, heard that sermon and did not fully endorse what he called its extreme Cd Gaines's Mill, I rejoined the command just after the line of battle was formed in front of General McClellan's position at Harrison's Landing (Westover), and General Ewell said to me pleasantly: I have not seen you preaching, or heard the songs of your prayer-meetings for several days, and I have missed them. I explained that I
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Chapter 11: the great revival along the Rapidan. (search)
cksburg, most interesting reports were made, showing that a high state of religious feeling pervades these two corps. General Ewell was present at the meeting, and manifested much interest in the proceedings. Rev. John J. Hyman writes, from Orangher Evans having been compelled by ill health to resign his appointment, Bishop Early transferred me, at my request, from Ewell's to Longstreet's Corps. I naturally felt a preference to remain with those troops among whom I had labored as a chaplaigrant that this good work may continue to flourish throughout the entire army. Of the work which came under his eye in Ewell's Corps Rev. Dr. Rosser wrote: My plan is, to visit and preach to this corps, division by division, and brigade by brits between 300 and 400, and is full every night unless the weather is very inclement. Rev. B. T. Lacy, chaplain in General Ewell's Corps, visited and preached for us about a week ago. He preached us a most excellent sermon, and gave us much advic
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Chapter 12: progress of the work in 1864-65. (search)
The statistics you publish from the Central Presbyterian, are incomplete, and I give you the following as about the correct statement: Total number of chaplains in Ewell's and Hill's Corps, 86; Methodists, 36; Baptists, 20; Presbyterians, 20; Episcopalians, 6; Roman Catholics, 3; Lutherans, I. There are still fifty regiments and ba our attention in the army, and to earnestly send them the Macedonian cry, Come over and help us. For several days past I have been laboring with the artillery of Ewell's Corps, amongst whom there is a good deal of religious interest. Rev. Dr. Burrows, of Richmond, has been laboring with them for a week, with his usual success. e and place, most persons would have thought, but he was succeeding very well. Our Virginia board has recently appointed Rev. E. J. Willis General Evangelist in Ewell's Corps. It would have been hard to find a better man for the place. Brother Willis's life has been a checkered but useful one. Graduating in his literary cours
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)
grave, discern an unearthly and incorruptible bloom bestowed by the invisible hand of grace, to refresh with its fragrance those who mourn him, and hereafter to bear the precious fruit of eternal life. Major Hugh Mortimer Nelson, of Clark county, Virginia, who was one of the ablest of the union men of the Virginia Convention of 1861, but who, like most of his party, buckled on his sword when all of Virginia's efforts at pacification had failed, and did gallant service on the staff of General Ewell, died August 8, 1862. A faithful friend who was with him wrote thus, immediately after his death: Truly, I felt it a privilege to listen to him, to hear his testimony to the glorious salvation of which he was assured. Saved by grace, he repeated again and again. I am safe, safe in the Lord Jesus. All his views were bright; no cloud obscured his hope of heaven. Another, who joined him soon after, wrote of his wonderful serenity and his triumphant trust in his Saviour. I am in s
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Appendix: letters from our army workers. (search)
that chaplains could render up to the time that I was detached from the regiment, immediately after the disaster at Spottsylvania Court House on 12th of May, and ordered to the field-hospital (permanent) of our corps, by a written order from General Ewell, through Chief-Surgeon McGuire. That disaster, in fact, terminated the separate existence of the Stonewall Brigade; and here properly this history might end. General Walker, having been badly wounded in that battle, was borne off to take comct of religion in the army being engaged in, revealed a general and deep interest in nearly every part of both corps, and also that the last fast-day had been universally and solemnly observed. Brother Lacy had preached, Friday morning, at General Ewell's Headquarters, and in the afternoon, in Mahone's Brigade, to large and peculiarly attentive congregations. He thought God's work in the army still progressing. Brother Jones reported that in Smith's Brigade religious interest was increas
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)
as the enemy shell the town every few days it is doubtful whether we will have a quorum. The spreading revival called for all the workers that could be supplied from the home work. Bishop Early, of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, appointed Rev. J. N. Andrews, of the North Carolina Conference, a missionary to the soldiers in North Carolina, and the Rev. Leonidas Rosser, D. D., of the Virginia Conference, to take the place of Rev. Dr. James E. Evans, whose health had failed, in General Ewell's corps in the Army of Northern Virginia. In the retreat of our army from Middle Tennessee one of the soldiers, says Dr. W. A. Mulkey, a surgeon in the army, was struck by an unexploded shell, the ponderous mass sweeping away his right arm and leaving open the abdominal cavity, its contents falling upon his saddle. In a moment he sank from his horse to the ground, but soon revived, and for two hours talked with as much calmness and sagacity as though he were engaged in a busin