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‘ [317] Testaments. I have been aiding Elder M. Bibb, who is carrying on a fine meeting in his regiment. Ten have professed conversion while many more are seeking after the Saviour.’—

A. E. D.

During the whole effort, from last spring, 185 persons came forward for prayer, and 104 made a profession of faith. Of this number I have baptized forty-six, and I know of three or four others who expect to unite with us. Those who have joined the Methodists number forty-nine. I desire to feel profoundly grateful to God that our labors have been so extensively blessed. Out of about 1,500 men, we thus have 100 who, if they are not made better soldiers, we know they are not made worse—and in respect to their morals, we know they are greatly elevated; and, what is of no mean importance, they are prepared for life or death; and should they be permitted to return home, it will be to bless their friends and build up the Redeemer's Kingdom among them. I would I could say this of all, both officers and men, throughout the Confederacy.

M. Bibb, Chaplain Sixtieth Virginia Regiment.

A writer from the army says: ‘I wish all the members of our Churches could be here and hear how fervently the soldiers pray that the revival of religion in the army may reach the Churches at home; that their brethren at home may be turned from the sins of extortion and speculation; and that all may be brought to humble themselves before God.’

There are great demands for evangelists in the army. Some have recently entered upon this service, and are enjoying the Divine blessing. A delightful revival is in progress near Drewry's Bluff, in which Elder A. Broaddus, Sr., has been engaged from the beginning of the meeting. There have been eighty professions of conversion; forty backsliders have been reclaimed, and and twenty-four persons baptized. We are very anxious to secure the services of several ministers adapted to this kind of labor. The brethren engaged in the revival at Drewry's Bluff are almost broken down, and need instant help.


‘A majority of the Thirty-second Mississippi Regiment are Church-members.’

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