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[591] were carried free of charge to Warrenton, thence by the favor of Major Hall to Camak. Learning that Lieutenant-General S. D. Lee would leave Augusta on the 18th for Charlotte, North Carolina, I collected all my supplies together for shipment to our soldiers in North Carolina. After furnishing General S. D. Lee's command, at “Camp organization,” with a liberal supply, and other troops around Augusta and on the railroads, I had 16,000 papers to bring through on the wagon train of the dates November 15, 1864, January 5, 12, 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16, 23, and March 2, 1865.

Through much difficulty I succeeded in getting the papers on the ordnance train, the teamsters kindly taking a package of one thousand papers on each wagon after being heavily loaded with ammunition. Owing to the high water, and the bridges having been washed away on the Enoree, Tyger and Little Rivers, our route was rather circuitous,, and the bad condition of the roads rendered our progress slow. We came through the Districts of Edgefield, Newberry, Laurens, Spartanburg, Union, York and Chester, to Chesterville, South Carolina, by the wagon train, a distance of one hundred and fifty miles. Two weeks were consumed in the trip. At Chesterville we took the train for Raleigh, North Carolina. The Heralds now on hand have been brought two hundred miles by Government wagons free of charge.

The first Sabbath in the month I spent in Milledgeville, Georgia, and preached for Brother George Yarbrough, who gave me the welcome of a brother.

The second Sunday I was in Thomson, Georgia, where I took up a collection of $206 for your association, preached there twice, and once at night in Warrenton, Georgia, when our wagon train was passing through.

At Camp Organization, near Augusta, I preached twice on fast day to very large, attentive audiences; also at the same place the night preceding the march to Chesterville,

The chaplains at Camp Organization, Brothers Hanks and Gregory, held a protracted meeting for several days with good results—a number of penitents, and about twelve professions of faith and applications for church membership.

The distribution of the Army and Navy Herald for the month was 12,000 copies; 15,000 copies now on hand. I also preached nine sermons.

I shall go directly to the army and distribute the papers in my possession. We may still encounter difficulties in furnishing our soldiers in North Carolina and Virginia with the publications of your association; but, regardless of the obstacles and difficulties to overcome, the soldiers must and shall have all the papers and tracts you can furnish. Let the home population continue their contributions for this purpose: I know of no other source of supply of religious reading for our soldiers now accessible.



Dying words.

Marietta, Georgia, June 9, 1864. Thomas F. Folks, of Jackson's Headquarters' scouts, Twenty-eighth Mississippi Regiment, from Warren county, Mississippi, died of his wounds in great peace to-day. He was of fine form and handsome face with beautiful black hair and flowing beard. He talked so calmly of death and so tenderly of his mother. All was well with the noble young man. How I sympathized with his brother when he leaned so fondly over the dying form and caressed him as if he were a child, saying so pathetically and touchingly: “Tom, you are dying; speak to me, boy, poor fellow!”

June 10. T. M. Holland, Company D, Fifty-fourth Tennessee-home Randolph, Tipton county, Tennessee—was resigned to the will of God, but from the nature of his wound could say but little, but declared himself ready and willing to go.

June 11. Lieutenant Rankin, Twenty-ninth Mississippi, when wounded was placed in my charge, and I carried him to the Medical College Hospital. While

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