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Atlanta (Georgia, United States) (search for this): chapter 16
ners pledged themselves to pure lives, and by hundreds joined the band. They promised solemnly not to swear, nor gamble, nor to break the Sabbath, to use no spirituous liquors as a beverage, to indulge in no vicious habits, to cease to do evil and learn to do well. They held regular prayer, meetings, searched the Scriptures, exhorted one another daily, met and reported progress, and with fresh zeal returned again to their good work. When the harvest was so ripe for the sickle, who can wonder that when the Word was preached with power and unction among such men, thousands were gathered into the garner of the Lord? Many of these brave soldiers afterward fell in battle; but who can doubt, asks Rev. A. L. Davis, from whom we quote, that their works shall live after them? They sleep, indeed, in unknown graves along the line of that sad retreat from Dalton to Atlanta, but they live forever honored in the annals of their country, and forever enshrined in the hearts of their countrymen.
Tennessee (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 16
ceased Bishop Capers, of the Southern Methodist Church. The benches and the pulpit have to be removed from the house, and a dense multitude of hearers crown the chapel hill. A clear, strong voice starts a familiar old hymn, soon thousands of voices chime in, and the evening air is burdened with a great song of praise. The preacher now enters the stand, a thousand voices are hushed, a thousand hearts are stilled, to hear the word of the Lord. Perhaps the speaker is Rev. William Burr, of Tennessee. As he rises with his theme, his silvery, trumpet-like voice, clear as a bugle note, rings far out over the mass of men, and hundreds sob with emotion as he reasons with them of righteousness, of temperance, and a judgment to come. At the close of the sermon, hundreds bow in penitence and prayer, many are converted, tattoo beats — the men disperse to their cabins, not to sleep, but to pray and sing with their sorrowing comrades; and far into the night the camps are vocal with the songs o
Georgia (Georgia, United States) (search for this): chapter 16
eral Maxcy Gregg, who was very seriously, and, it is feared, mortally wounded during the attack on our right. Among the Southern soldiers who offered up their lives in this battle there was no nobler sacrifice than Gen. Thomas R. R. Cobb, of Georgia. His ability as a lawyer and statesman, and his pure Christian character, gave him great influence in the South, and particularly in his native State. He gave up all the bright prospects which opened before him in the civil service of his counisinformed, is now in the ministry. Colonel Dunlap, converted in camp, became an earnest Christian, and labored with zeal and success to bring his men to Christ. He was five times wounded, but survived the war, and is now an honored citizen of Georgia. General C. A. Evans was a Methodist, and a class-leader before the war. He entered as a private in the 31st Georgia volunteers, was elected Major at its organization, and Colonel at its reorganization six months afterward. He greatly distin
Washington (United States) (search for this): chapter 16
ly by a hair's breadth. The Louisville Journal said of this battle: It is painful and absolutely sickening to read of the horrible slaughter of our troops at Fredericksburg. The war cannot be carried on much longer as it has been. Gen. French went into battle with seven thousand men, and two days after the battle only twelve hundred reported to him. The total loss in his brigade alone was thirteen hundred and fifty-five. Concerning this disastrous battle General Burnside sent to Washington city this delicate dispatch: The army was withdrawn to this side of the river because I felt the position in front could not be carried. It was a military necessity, either to retreat or attack. A repulse would have been disastrous to us. The army was withdrawn at night without the knowledge of the enemy, and without loss either of property or men. This victory was not gained without a vast sacrifice of noble lives on the part of the Confederates. Gen. Lee was supported by some
Stone River (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 16
inter of 1862 was ushered by the repulse of the Federals at Fredericksburg, and the year was closed by the battle of Murfreesboro and the frightful slaughter at Stone river. The movement against Fredericksburg was the fourth attempt to reach Richmond. Generals McDowell, McClellan, and Pope had failed, and now Burnside was hurled they have fought their last battle; No sound can awake them to glory again. After a pretty thorough inspection of the ground in the rear of our lines, from Stone river to the extreme left, I rode to the front, where the dead lie thick among the cedars, in proportion of five Yankees to one Southron. Here are sights to sicken t am going to a better world than this. In this battle the gallent General Hanson, of Kentucky, fell while leading his men in Breckenridge's desperate charge at Stone river. Being outnumbered two to one, and his men being utterly exhausted by six days exposure to cold and rain and four days incessant fighting, with a loss of one-f
South Carolina (South Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 16
up all the bright prospects which opened before him in the civil service of his country, and cast his lot among the patriots of the army. His death was mourned with a sincere sorrow throughout the South. In the death of Gen. Maxcy Gregg, of South Carolina, the country lost one of its ablest and bravest soldiers. He had been in the struggle from the first note of war at Sumter, and gave his labors and his life to a cause which he regarded as one of the holiest for which a man could die. Th knapsacks. One generous lad, supposed to belong to the 14th South Carolina volunteers, catching hold of the singletrees of the ambulance, exclaimed, We will carry them back to old Virginia. In less time than it takes to tell it, thirty of South Carolina's bravest sons were up to their waists in the water, bearing their comrades safely over the river, ambulance and all — the sad and gloomy countenances of the unfortunates seeming almost to forget their wounds as they caught up the strain, Oh,
Chapel Hill, Tenn. (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 16
t fervor and power. The young believers were organized into private prayer-meetings, which met at seven o'clock in the morning. Sometimes, says Mr. Redding, I would quietly unpeg the door and walk in while the young men were engaged in their delightful meetings, and would find the young convert of the previous night leading in prayer, and earnestly invoking God's blessing upon his impenitent comrades. In the evening, at the close of dress-parade, the drums would beat the Church call on Chapel Hill. It was a glorious sight, just as the setting sun bathed the mountain tops in his ruddy light, to see those toil-worn veterans gathering in companies and marching to the house of the Lord. From all directions, down from the hills, out of the woods, across the valleys, they came, while the gallant Colonel McCullough, of the 16th South Carolina, himself a godly man, leads his men to the place of worship. Then the 24th South Carolina falls into line, led by their chaplain, Mr. Auld, and
Gulf of Mexico (search for this): chapter 16
and if you consider Mr. Lincoln your President you could join in that prayer. Well, the captain found that he must waive that item of the charge. But your chapter — I do not believe the words read are in the Bible. Yes, sir, they are --(Isaiah XLIII: 5, 6.) But you should not have read them. Mr. Smith said in reply: They have no reference to political questions-and do you intend to limit the reading of God's word? Yes, sir! You will then have your hands full before you get to the Gulf of Mexico. The captain then said: Take the oath, sir, and you may go. No, sir, Mr. Smith replied, I will not. Then we will send you to Washington. Very well, sir. Appear before me tomorrow morning prepared to go. Mr. Smith appeared; but the captain and his counsellors, it appears, had thought better of the matter. The winter of 1862 was ushered by the repulse of the Federals at Fredericksburg, and the year was closed by the battle of Murfreesboro and the frightful slaughter at Stone rive
Edgefield (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 16
indness shown to the Confederate prisoners by the ladies of Baltimore. I feel grateful to God for his care of my boy, especially in raising him up friends in a land of strangers. May God bless them all. A singular phase of the war, on the part of the Federals, was the summary manner in which ministers were treated who fell under suspicion of disloyalty. Many were ejected from their pulpits, hurried away to the North, and, in some instances, confined in prison like common felons. In Nashville several prominent clergymen of the different Churches were for several weeks confined in the Penitentiary. The scene described in the following extract occurred in the same city: Rev. C. D. Elliot, though a Northern-born man, has been raised and educated in the South, and for over twenty years has been principal of the famous Nashville Female Academy. From the beginning of the war, and even of the issues that led to the war, he has been uncompromisingly Southern. No trimming in El
United States (United States) (search for this): chapter 16
afternoon, when they were turned over to the custody of the United States Marshal, who will consign them to Fort Lafayette. The offence of these ministers was that in the Sunday service they had omitted the prayer for the President of the United States. The following scene is a specimen of what occurred in many parts of the South under Federal rule: As the Rev. H. R. Smith, of Leesburg, Va., came from the pulpit, after the usual Sabbath services, Capt. McCabe, one of Mr. Lincoln's ofd him for disloyalty, objecting to his sermon, his prayer, and chapter read from the Bible. The sermon was written, and, on examination, they were constrained to withdraw their charge against it. But you did not pray for the President of the United States? Mr. Smith replied, No, sir, I prayed, as the Bible directs, for all in authority, and if you consider Mr. Lincoln your President you could join in that prayer. Well, the captain found that he must waive that item of the charge. But your
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