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[371] be found. On the march he told some of his friends that he was certain to be killed in the first battle. He was killed dead on the field on the first of July at Gettysburg. Thus fell as brave a soldier as has been sacrificed in his country's cause, and “a babe in Christ” was taken away from evil to come.

The Southern Christian Advocate judges, from intelligence from the Southern armies, that ‘the great revival,’ commenced last year, still continues.

Revivals are reported in General B. R. Johnson's Brigade (a part of Longstreet's army), near Dandridge, Tennessee, in the camp church at Galveston, Texas, and in the Twenty-third Georgia Regiment, Colquitt's Brigade, near Charleston, South Carolina.

‘Of the 111 professors of religion in the Fifty-fifth North Carolina Regiment, Davis's Brigade, 3 are Lutherans, 4 Presbyterians, 8 unconnected with any Church, 32 Methodists, 64 Baptists.’

camp of Gordon's Georgia Brigade, March 21.
The Lord is with us. For about two weeks past we have been rejoicing in His presence and His blessing. There is a deep religious interest pervading this whole brigade. Scores are nightly inquiring the way of life, and a goodly number profess to have found it. It was my happy privilege on yesterday, in the presence of a large congregation, “to bury” sixteen “by baptism.” Oh, may this interest not subside while the war lasts—nay, may it continue even when it shall have closed; and may these Christloving soldiers go home to be as holy firebrands in our Churches!

A. B. Woodfin, Chaplain Sixty-first Georgia.

‘An entire congregation in Scales's (North Carolina) Brigade promptly knelt, a short while since, on an invitation for all Christians, and all who desired the special prayers of God's people to kneel.’

Bath Court House, Virginia, March 10.
The chaplains of this (Colonel Jackson's) brigade have recently closed a very interesting meeting of nineteen days. There were twenty-five or thirty conversions. I baptized nine, and five others are received for baptism. Seven united with the Southern

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