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[332] fifteen or twenty the following Sabbath. But before the next Sabbath the entire corps had been ordered South. Thus broken up in my plans in that region, I changed my base, and came to Orange Court House, where there were thousands of soldiers eager to hear the Gospel. In connection with Brother Gwin, of Rome, Georgia, I preached first in Wright's Brigade, but orders came for this brigade to move to the front, and again was I forced to seek a new field of labor. For the past four or five days I have been preaching in Lane's North Carolina Brigade, with great pleasure, by reason of interest manifested by the soldiers in the important subject of personal salvation. There have been as many as twenty-five and thirty forward for prayer at a time. Three were baptized last Thursday, and others have connected themselves with other denominations. On yesterday I aided in ordination of Brother Eatman, of North Carolina, a chaplain in this brigade, and for four years past an acceptable Methodist preacher. I am to-day going to Pegram's battalion of artillery, and if the prospects are encouraging, will remain with them several days. Nearly the entire army is on the Rapidan, with the enemy full in front, and a battle imminent; there is, therefore, but little opportunity for holding protracted meetings.


near Orange Court House, September 25.
Messrs. Editors: You will be gratified, and the hearts of many of your readers will be much encouraged, to know that, during our long inactivity, the Spirit of God has been working in our midst, and that many sinners have professed conversion, and many more have offered themselves as fit subjects for prayer. A glorious meeting was closed in this brigade (Walker's) about two weeks ago, having been exceedingly successful in its design; for more than thirty sinners appeared happily converted to God, through our Redeemer. Prayermeetings were held constantly from night to night, and we have cause to think that they have resulted in some good. It is indeed a great privilege for the followers of Christ to meet frequently and unite in singing the songs of Zion. Religious men in camp have many trials and temptations to contend with, but we have the blessed consolation of knowing that the word of God contains many cheering promises; and though we are


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