he sees the soldiers thronging to hear the Gospel, and listens so attentively to the preaching, is ‘Stonewall’ Jackson; those ‘wreaths and stars’ which cluster around are worn by some of the most illustrious generals of that army; and all through the congregation the ‘stars’ and ‘bars’ mingle with the rough garb of the ‘unknown heroes’ of the rank and file who never quail amid the leaden and iron hail of battle, but are not ashamed to ‘tremble’ under the power of God's truth. I need not say that this is Jackson's Headquarters, and the scene I have pictured one of frequent occurrence. General Jackson had Rev. B. T. Lacy commissioned chaplain (not ‘corps chaplain,’ as he has been improperly called, for there was no such rank; and, indeed, Confederate chaplains had no military rank whatever, but were all on the same footing of equality as simply preachers and spiritual leaders of their commands), and ordered to report to him for duty, and he assigned him to preach at his Headquarters and labor in the more destitute commands of the corps. Dr. Lacy was a genial gentleman, an indefatigable worker, and a powerful and effective preacher, and his association with General Jackson gave him special influence and a wide field of usefulness. Some of the services at Jackson's Headquarters were of deep interest and wide-reaching in their blessed results. Upon one occasion, I called at Jackson's Headquarters and found him just going in to a prayer meeting which he was accustomed to hold. I gladly accepted his invitation to attend, and shall never forget the power, comprehensiveness, and tender pathos of the prayer he made during that delightful prayermeeting. Only a few days before the battle of Chancellorsville, I had the privilege (in company with several brother-chaplains) of dining with him at his mess, and of lingering for an hour of most delightful converse in his tent. Military matters were scarcely alluded to, and then he would quickly change the topic; but we fully discussed questions pertaining to the promotion of religion in the camps—how to secure more chaplains and to induce pastors to come as missionaries to the soldiers, and kindred topics. And then we got on the subject of personal piety, the obstacles to growth in grace in the army, the best means of promoting it, etc., and as the great soldier talked earnestly and eloquently from a full heart, I had to lay aside my office as teacher in Israel and be content to ‘sit at the feet’ of this able
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