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Post-chaplains at Richmond.

These, so far as I can obtain the list, were: Rev. Dr. James B. Taylor, Sr.; Rev. Robert Ryland, D. D.; Rev. Wm. Harrison Williams; Rev. Dr. W. W. Bennett; Rev. J. E. Martin, and Rev. J. T. Carpenter.

The pastors of Richmond were practically chaplains all through the war, and were untiring in their self-sacrificing labors. I recall the following: Rev. Dr. J. L. Burrows, of the First Baptist Church; Rev. Dr. J. B. Jeter, of the Grace Street Baptist Church; Rev. Dr. D. Shaver, and Rev. Dr. L. W. Seeley, of the Second Baptist Church; Rev. Dr. J. B. Solomon, of Leigh Street Baptist Church; Rev. Dr. M. D. Hoge, of the Second Presbyterian Church; Rev. Dr. T. V. Moore, of the First Presbyterian Church; Rev. Dr. C. H. Read, of Grace Street Presbyterian Church; Rev. Dr. J. A. Duncan, Rev. Dr. D. S. Doggett, and Rev. Dr. J. E. Edwards, of the Methodist Churches; and of the Episcopal Churches, Rev. Dr. C. Minnigerode, of St. Paul's; Rev. Dr. G. W. Woodbridge, of Monumental; Rev. Dr. Peterskin, of St. James'; and Rev. Dr. T. G. Dashiells, of St. Mark's.

Among other post-chaplains in the State who did efficient service, I recall the names of Rev. Dr. Geo. B. Taylor, at Staunton; Rev. J. C. Hiden, at the University of Virginia; Rev. Dr. W. F. Broaddus, at Charlottesville; Rev. J. L. Johnson, at Lynchburg; Rev. Geo. W. Hyde, at Huguenot Springs; Rev. Dr. D. B. Ewing, Gordonsville; Rev. A. D. McVeigh, Farmville; and Rev. C. C. Chaplin, at Danville.

I very much regret my inability to procure a Roster of the chaplains in the Cavalry Corps, and that I can only now recall the names of Rev. James B. Taylor, Jr., of the Tenth Virginia Cavalry; Rev. C. H. Boggs, Ninth Virginia Cavalry; and Rev. R. T. Davis, of the Sixth Virginia Cavalry.

Let me say again, that any worthy names that have been omitted from the above list will be inserted with great pleasure if some friend will call my attention to the fact. I should rejoice to be able to preserve in these records the names of all of the chaplains, missionaries, colporteurs, and visiting ministers, who at any time labored in the army or hospitals, and contributed in any way to promote the great work of grace among the ‘Men in Gray.’

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