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North Carolina (North Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 5
God's word among the needy of our Southern land. I find this item in a file of the Religious Herald for 1864: On an application by Rev. Levi Thorne, of North Carolina, approved by Governor Vance, 100,000 Bibles and Testaments, principally for North Carolina troops in the Confederate service, were granted by the American BibNorth Carolina troops in the Confederate service, were granted by the American Bible Society, New York, at its meeting in December. For the South-west 50,000 were granted at the same time. If other societies at the North made any such donations, I am not aware of it, and should be glad to be informed that I may give them due credit. But with all the copies we could import or print, there was a great scarumes presented to us by Kingston Baptist Church. Our regiment is now in four different directions, hence the chaplain cannot be with them all. Before we left North Carolina there were 137 in the regiment penitently inquiring after the Saviour. Rev. W. G. Margrave: Besides laboring here and there in the camps and hospitals, I h
Raleigh (North Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 5
iott, of Georgia, Doctor, now Bishop, Quintard, of Tennessee, and the lamented General Polk gave the weight of their influence and the power of their eloquence, written and oral, to promote the cause of religion among our soldiers. At Raleigh, North Carolina, early in the war, Rev. W. J. W. Crowder commenced the publication of tracts, encouraged and assisted by contributions from all classes of persons. In less than a year he reported: We have published, of thirty different tracts, over 5,0 these soldiers; and this is one of the most effective religious instrumentalities. The colporter should be kept well supplied with religious reading to distribute in his labors of mercy and love. . . . W. J. W. Crowder, Tract Agent. Raleigh, North Carolina, September, 1861. A pious lady who has been for some time acting as nurse among the sick soldiers at Culpeper Court House, writes to us as follows: I would be very much obliged to you if you could send a package of tracts. The poo
the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. At the meeting of the same body in 1863, this board was instructed to correspond with pastors suited to the work and endeavor to engage them to labor as voluntary evangelists in the army, and that the board defray their expenses. Resolved: That this board be instructed, in connection with other boards which may deem such a measure important for their interests, to inquire into the expediency of deputing some suitable brother to visit Europe, for the purpose of procuring Bibles, books, tracts and any other appliances that may aid the general usefulness of such boards; and, if deemed expedient, be authorized to make arrangements therefor. During 1862 and 1863 alone this Sunday-school and Publication Board collected for army colportage $84,000. It published and distributed in the army 30,187,000 pages of tracts, 31,000 Bibles and Testaments, 14,000 Camp Hymns, and thousands upon thousands of religious books sent by the people f
Richmond (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 5
ious reading, with thousands of Bibles and Testaments, two semi-monthly papers were issued, The Soldier's Paper, at Richmond, Virginia, and The Army and Navy Herald, at Macon, Georgia, 40,000 copies of which were circulated every month throughout thethousand soldiers with whom I have talked on personal religion. Recently a soldier of intelligence came to me in Richmond, Virginia, to express his thanks for the saving influence of the tracts he had received since being in camp. He believes thenfederacy. Let every mother buy a copy (price one cent) and send it to her soldier boy. Brother M. D. Anderson, Richmond, Virginia: A short time ago I met a young man from one of the upper counties of this State, who had been wounded. When I cominterest as to religious matters among the soldiers. Many of them begged me to hold a protracted meeting there. Richmond, Virginia, December 19. Messrs. Editors: It was my privilege to attend a meeting for soldiers on last Sabbath, in one of
Sharpsburg (Maryland, United States) (search for this): chapter 5
little prospect of a replenishment. Our brave boys must beg in vain for Bibles, unless the good people at home, who have hitherto contributed so liberally to the spiritual and temporal welfare of the army, will also come to the rescue in this matter. Almost every family might (by a little sacrifice) spare one or more small Bibles. A lady sent me the other day a Bible, owned by her nephew, a noble Christian soldier, who carried it in nine battles, and had it in his pocket when he fell at Sharpsburg. It was to her a precious relic, and yet she was willing to give it up, that its glorious light might illumine the pathway of some other soldier. I have given it to a gallant fellow, who says that he has been trying for twelve months to procure a Bible. Are there not others who will and can aid in this way? J. Wm. Jones, Army Evangelist. I have an old memorandum-book filled with names of soldiers from every State of the Confederacy who had applied to me for Bibles and Testaments,
Smyth (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 5
ave not been in vain here, for two of the young men have professed to be converted. I have circulated a great many copies of sermons which were given to me, and they have been read with unusual interest, so much so that numbers inquire of me as soon as I go among them: Have you any more of those sermons? My sales have been considerable; they buy Bibles, Testaments, hymn-books, and books on almost every religious subject, though my grants are much larger than my sales. Rev. R. Lewis, Smythe county: Though my sales have been small, I have been constantly at work visiting encampments, conversing with our soldiers, holding prayer-meetings and distributing books. I sell Baxter's call, Alliene's alarm, Anxious inquirer, and many such books to soldiers. I was much pressed to stay with the companies I have visited, but am now about to start for the Abingdon encampment. I believe I can do more good among the volunteers than anywhere else. Rev. R. W. Cridlin, Matthias Point: I have d
Lynchburg (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 5
the tracts as soon as possible. . . . A. E. Dickinson. Lynchburg, Virginia, September. The tracts and Testaments and small Bibles Is and 150 tract distributers at work. A. E. Dickinson. Lynchburg, Virginia, May 8. There are about 3,000 in the hospitals of this c With an interruption of ten days sickness, and a short trip to Lynchburg with a view to restore my strength, I have labored regularly in tunusual religious interest among the soldiers in the hospitals at Lynchburg, and many have made the good profession. Rev. J. B. Hardwick, laims of colportage were before that body, Rev. J. C. Clopton, of Lynchburg, made some affecting remarks in reference to his son, who had reche revival is still progressing among the soldiers at this place (Lynchburg), and many are inquiring after the Saviour. I go from one to anoans. A great work is going on. Brother G. C. Trevillian, Lynchburg, Virginia: We have a soldiers' reading room here, which is well suppli
Fredericksburg, Va. (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 5
in almost as furiously as if storming the enemy's breastworks. Another narrates the following: As some of the Confederate troops were marching through Fredericksburg, Virginia, with bristling bayonets and rumbling artillery, a fair lady appeared on the steps of a dark brown mansion, her arms filled with Testaments, which with aged. Pray for me. Yours truly, T. Hume. March 12, 1863. Brother M. D. Anderson: I have for some time been aiding in a revival now in progress at Fredericksburg, at which upwards of sixty soldiers have professed conversion. Last night about one hundred asked for the prayers of Christians. A great work is going on. prepare me to be faithful to souls! Rev. M. D. Anderson furnishes us with an interesting account of the great revival which for weeks has been progressing in Fredericksburg among the soldiers. Scores there have become obedient to the faith. A. E. D. April 30, 1863. Rev. Perry Hawkins, writing to the Confederate Baptist,
Mathews (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 5
of pious men in the army who will become voluntary colporters if we can supply them with books. What a field of usefulness this war has opened! May it not be that this is one of the ways in which God makes the wrath of men to praise Him? Let all who can imitate the example of this pious soldier, and very soon the tree of life will be placed within reach of the tens of thousands of brave men who are now congregated within the limits of our State. A. E. D. Brother J. W. Williams, Mathews county: Our soldiers are all well. I have morning and evening services, weekly prayermeetings, and preaching every Sunday. I have no tracts. Do send me some, that I may be placing them in the hands of the soldiers. Brother H. Madison, Richmond: I have been laboring three weeks in the various encampments around Richmond, and so much have I been prospered that I feel like thanking God and taking courage. I find that, almost without exception, the soldiers are religiously inclined, and hund
Harper's Ferry (West Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 5
, and about as many at Culpeper Court House. This is one of the best fields for usefulness, as they have so much time for reading and thought. Over half of then are well enough to read, and most of them are very thankful for religious reading. I furnish many of them with Bibles and larger books to use while here, and tracts and smaller books to take with them when they leave. Yesterday I was conversing with quite a sick soldier, who told me he embraced religion since being in camp at Harper's Ferry, while engaged in prayer alone with his cousin. I want 1,000 copies of Come to Jesus, and a great many more of the other kinds you publish. As Christians, we ought to improve every means possible for doing good to the souls and bodies of these soldiers; and this is one of the most effective religious instrumentalities. The colporter should be kept well supplied with religious reading to distribute in his labors of mercy and love. . . . W. J. W. Crowder, Tract Agent. Raleigh, Nort
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