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[279] religion just as he would with the humblest private, adding that it was “sad to see so many officers regardless of their eternal interests.” . . .

A. E. D.

The chaplain of the Ninth Georgia Regiment, in a letter from Richmond, July 8, to his parents, says: ‘We have a delightful religious revival progressing in our camps—in our regiment especially.’

Rev. A. D. Cohen, chaplain of the Forty-sixth North Carolina Regiment, writes:

. . . At 4 o'clock we had another meeting. Our dear visiting brother preached a very appropriate sermon, very short, but comprehensive. I made a few remarks, and invited all who felt their need of a Saviour to manifest it by kneeling. Now, dear brother, I know that your heart: would have been filled with gratitude, and your eyes would have run rivulets of tears of joy, to have seen so many of our brave and dauntless soldier-boys there, overpowered by the strength of their convictions, humbly and tearfully bowing their knees upon the bare ground, asking for prayer. At night we had a prayer-meeting, which our brother concluded by asking all those who were determined to try to meet him in heaven, to come up and shake his hand; and oh, how my heart burned when men (almost every man) came up with the big tears coursing down their cheeks, and their manly bosoms heaving with sobs of true repentance, I trust, and grasped our hands.

‘And then the sobs were audible as the man of God poured forth his fervent prayers for their conversion and their reunion in heaven. That brother, as well as every one present, will never forget our last Sabbath at that camp.’

Elder J. J. Hyman, army chaplain, in a letter to the Christian Index, gives the following account of religious exercises in his regiment (Forty-ninth Georgia, in ‘StonewallJackson's command) the second week after the battle at Cedar Run:

On the following Monday night, after all became quiet, I opened a meeting, as usual, in one of the companies, to have what we call family prayer before retiring to rest. Seeing so many making their way towards where we were singing, after singing one hymn we called on one brother, and then another, to lead in prayer. We had what might be called an old-fashioned prayermeeting,

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