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Elder J. A. Doll writes:
A private letter from a soldier who was in the Maryland campaign, published in the South-western Baptist, says: ‘I had my Bible in my right breast-pocket, and a ball struck it and bounced back. It would have made a severe wound but for the Bible.’ Brother H. Madison writes: ‘I have seen much of the goodness of God since coming to the army. Many and warm thanks I receive from the soldier. Oh, it is a sad and yet glorious thing to see a Christian soldier. They are so happy, so powerfully sustained of the Lord as, far from home, they go through the dark valley. I might tell you the particulars of two such cases.’ Rev. M. D. Anderson: ‘I met with a young man some time ago, who said to me: “Parson, you gave me a book (‘Baxter's Call’), which I have been reading, and it has made me very unhappy; I feel that my condition is awful, and desire to find peace.” I pointed him to the Lord Jesus. His regiment was ordered off, and therefore I have not seen him of late, but have written to him. While in a hospital with my tracts, one poor afflicted soldier wept piteously and said: “Sir, I cannot read; will you be good enough to read some of those tracts to me?” I read several, and among them, “A mother's parting words to her soldier boy.” “Oh,” said ’
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