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 wielding their influence for the spread of morality and piety among the soldiers, affording much help and encouragement to chaplains and missionaries laboring in their brigades; and each of their commands are now blessed with gracious revivals —the most extensive in the army—with congregations large, serious and attentive. I have preached in each of the brigades visited, and am pleased to report interesting revivals in most of them. I have preached several times during the month at the Methodist church in Dalton. The revival there is increasing in interest all the while. In two weeks a large number have professed faith, and 53 have joined the Church.—The Baptist and Presbyterian churches are densely crowded every night, and both report excellent meetings with many awakenings and conversions. Brown's Brigade has enjoyed a precious revival for two months. Last week 101 conversions and 78 accessions to the Church were reported in the brigade; and a very large Christian Association has been organized, which is doing much good. Recently a chapel has been erected in Bate's Brigade for camp service, and a number have been converted at their late protracted meeting. Walthal's Brigade has no chaplain at present, but I learn that preachers, who are private soldiers, are conducting a good meeting—many penitents and conversions. Tucker's Mississippi Brigade has been favored with a revival meeting for several weeks. Over one hundred have been converted, 90 have joined the Church, and two nights ago there were 140 penitents at the altar. Finley's Florida Brigade reports 130 accessions to the Church, and as many conversions this spring; and 70 penitents still seeking salvation. A protracted meeting began in Lowry's Brigade of Alabama and Mississippi troops twenty days ago. Last night about 140 penitents came forward for prayer. 53 have joined the Church; the general assists in the labors of the pulpit and altar, and has baptized a dozen of his own soldiers. Gist's Georgia and South Carolina Brigade is just entering upon a wonderful work of grace. 60 have recently joined the Church (40 in the past five days). A fine meeting is progressing in Wright's Tennessee Brigade. There are a number of earnest inquirers and some happy conversions. The following are the reports from brigades which I have not been able to visit this month. Cummings' Georgia Brigade has a remarkably fine meeting in progress—45 professions of faith and 38 accessions to the Church in a very few days. In Stovall's Georgia Brigade a meeting has been in progress eighteen days. 75 have joined the Church, and as many are converted. Gibson's Louisiana Brigade has neither chaplain nor missionary, but ministers from other commands have commenced a protracted meeting which promises great good. 40 have professed faith and asked for Church membership within the last twelve days. A meeting is being held by different chaplains and other ministers in General Granberry's Texas Brigade which has no chaplain. There are crowds of penitents at the altar—35 conversions and 42 accessions to the Church within a few days; and a large number are interested on the subject of salvation. In General Dea's Alabama Brigade during two months 50 or 60 have joined the Church, and perhaps as many have been converted; while 125 penitents are still seeking God. General Govan's Arkansas Brigade and General Polk's Arkansas and Tennessee Brigade are both blessed with very gracious and promising revivals. General Clayton's Alabama Brigade reports 49 recent accessions to the Church. A few conversions and accessions are reported in General Strahls' Tennessee Brigade.
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