which should be gratefully remembered, I have been struck with the fact that a very large proportion of these men were humble, useful Christians; and I might appropriately transfer to this book a number of these sketches as beautifully illustrating ‘Christ
in the Camp.’
The same may be said of the ‘Virginia Military Institute Memorial’ volume prepared by Rev. C. D. Walker
, and containing sketches of one hundred and seventy of its alumni who fell in the struggle for Southern independence.
And no doubt the same would be true of the colleges of the South
But I have space for only a part of the sketch of my old friend and brother, Rev. Dabney Carr Harrison
, who was chaplain at the university when I was a student there, and of whose stainless life and efficient labors I could testify in strongest terms.
I should insert the sketch prepared by the gifted and lamented Rev. Dr. Wm. J. Hoge
, but, while I circulated thousands of copies in the army, I have been unable to secure a copy for my present use.
I am fortunate, however, in being able to present the following extracts from the sketch prepared for ‘The University
Memorial’ by the graceful pen of my honored and distinguished brother, Rev. Dr. M. D. Hoge
, of Richmond
, whom I first knew as an able and eloquent preacher in the camps, and whose ‘abundant labors’ seem to increase as the years go on.