The Rev. J. M. Willey
, the indefatigable chaplain of the Third Connecticut regiment, relates the following curious incident: While the troops were resting at Centreville
, he concluded that, as they were about to advance on Manassas
, it was of great importance that they should be cheered and encouraged in their
work Expecting to remain at Centreville
over Sunday, he selected a text and arranged the plan for a sermon to be preached to his regiment; but alas!
the early march of Sunday morning defeated his purpose, and although the text still remains, the sermon was never preached.
It is sufficient to say that the text selected by Mr. Willey
was that in Psalm LX., and 7th v., “And Manasseh is mine.” --N. Y. Tribune, Aug