the weather was at all favorable, in October and November. During that time Dr. Petway and Rev. William Burr preached two or three times each, and Dr. McFerrin and Rev. W. Mooney once each for our brigade. Chaplain Ellis was with us much of the time, and was faithful and modest in his work. I had occasion to visit nearly all the regiments in the army, and I found many of the chaplains at the post of duty. November 3 and 4. The chaplains of the army met in a two days council on Lookout Mountain, and held two sessions each day. Rev. B. W. McDonald, D. D., of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, was Chairman; Chaplain A. D. McVoy, Fifty-eighth Alabama, Secretary. I clip report from The Army and Navy Herald:
Lookout Hotel, On Lookout Mountain, November 3, 1863.A meeting of the chaplains and missionaries of the Army of the Tennessee convened at the above place this day. After preliminary religious exercises, B. W. McDonald was chosen President, and A. D. McVoy, Secretary. After a discussion relative to general meetings, the next general meeting was appointed to be held on the first Wednesday in December. The chaplains of each corps were requested to hold regular meetings for consultation. A committee was appointed to draft a constitution and by-laws. The chaplains of each division were requested to furnish the Chairman with the roll of chaplains and the regiments destitute.