Brother Vass, of Twenty-seventh Virginia, had on last Sabbath received four into the Church, of whom one was baptized. Brother Carson, of Fourteenth South Carolina, had observed a gradual and growing interest for weeks in his regiment, though there had been no revival. He believed that numbers were feeling deeply. Brother J. Wm. Jones, of Thirteenth Virginia, had found no diminution of religious interest in his regiment since our active operations. His meetings were largely attended, deep impressions made, and men were deciding for Christ. Brother Smith, of Sixtieth Georgia, had now resumed his regular services, which had been somewhat interrupted by our marching. Nine persons had professed to have found pardon for their sins. Nearly the entire congregation will come forward and kneel down for special prayer. Brother Hyman's regiment (Forty-ninth Georgia) was blessed with a copious outpouring of God's Spirit. He had baptized eight since the battle, and six are hopefully converted, and expect to profess publicly their faith. About one hundred are anxious about their souls. Brother Anderson, of Fortieth Virginia, had several conversions (six) in his regiment. The excitement of battle had exercised a wholesome influence on the men. He needed help, and begged for some. Brother Power, of Fourteenth South Carolina, had an interesting state of religion in his regiment when the army moved, and would have regretted the change, had he not remembered that the work was of God. Some twenty-five or thirty had professed conversion. God bore them sweetly onward. Brother Betts, of Thirtieth North Carolina, was absent from his regiment during the fight, but found that God had guided him, and he returned in time to render services where they were needed, in the hospital to the wounded. In his regiment great interest had been aroused; several had been baptized and others had made known their feelings. Brother Wm. J. Hoge said he had just come; but he had found an opportunity on the cars, as they were detained, to preach Christ. His Presbytery had ordered him to report to General Jackson. Now he had gone; but God had opened a way to him in His providence, and he was laboring in General Rodes's Division. Brother Marshall, of Twelfth Georgia, had been with his men and held services during the march. The men were tender. Brother Slaughter, of Fifty-eighth Virginia, felt encouraged. A good work was beginning in his regiment. He felt his weakness, and begged earnestly for the prayers of the meeting. Brother Sprunt expressed his joy at hearing these statements, and hoped to be able to bring similar from his regiment. Now, he too, asked our prayers. Brother Wm. J. Hoge then engaged with the brethren in prayer. By request, Brother B. T. Lacy gave a statement of the closing scenes of General Jackson's life, which was deeply interesting to all, though it waked anew the troubled fountains of grief. The following resolutions [these resolutions have been unfortunately lost] were offered with reference to General Jackson's death, and after a few remarks were adopted unanimously by the members, standing. Thereupon the body adjourned, with their usual exercises, to meet at the same place on this day week.
L. C. Vass, Secretary.
It is deeply regretted that from this point on there are serious breaks in the minutes of meetings that were held, as many meetings were prevented by active operations.