any portion of our domain from the nation. Indeed, I would not advocate it anywhere except where a plain promise of independence has been given. It is a fitting close to my life story to lift up my heart in thanksgiving to my Heavenly Father for the mercies and blessings which he has unceasingly showered upon me and mine. It is fifty years this spring since my conversion-when in Tampa, Fla., I began to have a sense of the presence of the Spirit of God. I then took the Old and New Testament story of Christ as giving me the Messiah of promise. To me He was and is the manifestation of the Infinite One. And in His name I have prayed and hoped and trusted. His precept-Love the Lord thy God with all thy heart and thy neighbor as thyself-expresses the aim and aspiration of my soul. True, I have often violated my own conviction of right, yet my religion has been a great help and comfort to me. To be a member of a Christian church, as I have always been since that Florida experience, to participate in its worship from Sabbath to Sabbath, and to contribute to its activities, I have counted as duties-yes, far more, as the most satisfying of privileges. The people of God-those who hold and have held tenaciously and sincerely to the Lord God as revealed to us in the Holy Scriptures, both before and since the appearance of our beloved Master upon the earthconstitute one people-one great church. For any good man to stand aloof and not identify himself with any branch in a thorough and practical way surely would not be best for him nor for his fellow men. By separate personal action, however intrinsically good one might be, the whole world could
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Chapter 35 : Battle of Atlanta
Chapter 36 : Battle of Ezra Church
Chapter 37 : Battle of Jonesboro
Chapter 37 : Battle of Lovejoy's Station and capture of Atlanta
Chapter 39 : General Hood 's northward march; Sherman in pursuit; battle of Allatoona
Chapter 40 : return to Atlanta ; the March to the sea; Battle of Griswoldville, ga.
Chapter 41 : the march to the sea; capture of Fort McAllister and Savannah
Chapter 42 : March through the Carolinas ; Savannah, Ga. , to Columbia, S. C.
Chapter 43 : march through the Carolinas ; the taking of Columbia
Chapter 44 : skirmishing at Cheraw and Fayetteville and the Battle of Averysboro
Chapter 45 : March through the Carolinas ; the Battle of Bentonville ; Johnston 's surrender
Chapter 46 : negro conditions during the Civil War
Chapter 47 : freedmen's aid societies and an act of congress creating a Bureau of refugees, freedmen and abandoned lands
Chapter 48 : organization of the freedmen's Bureau and my principles of action
Chapter 49 : the abandoned lands
Chapter 50 : courts for freedmen; medical care and provision for orphans
Chapter 51 : the early finances; schools started
Chapter 52 : President Johnson 's reconstruction and further bureau legislation for 1866
Chapter 53 : the bureau work in 1866 ; President Johnson 's first opposition
Chapter 54 : public addresses concerning the freedmen in 1866 , advocating education
Chapter 55 : first appropriation by congress for the bureau; the reconstruction Act, March 2 , 1867 ; increase of educational work
Chapter 56 : famine reliefs; paying soldiers' bounties, and summary of work accomplished
Chapter 57 : the Ku-Klux Klan
Chapter 58 : beginning of Howard University
Chapter 59 : institutions of the higher grade; the Barry Farm
Chapter 60 : opposition to Bureau and reconstruction work became personal; the Congregational Church of Washington
Chapter 61 : Court of inquiry ; president of Howard University
Chapter 62 : life in Washington, D. C. , 1866 to 1874 ; assigned to duty in regular army as commander, Department of the Columbia
Chapter 63 : in the Northwest , among the Indians ; trip to Alaska ; life in Portland, Ore. ; 1874 to 1881
Chapter 64 : superintendent of the United States military Academy ; commanding Department of the Platte , Omaha, Neb.
Chapter 65 : in Europe , Egypt , and Constantinople
Chapter 66 : Italy and Switzerland
Chapter 67 : France and Germany ; Convention of young men's Christian Association , Berlin , 1884
Chapter 68 : French army maneuvers, 1884 ; promotion to Major General , United States army , San Francisco 1886 - 88
Chapter 69 : transferred to New York city
Chapter 70 : D. L. Moody on board the Spree ; Spanish War, 1898 ; Lincoln Memorial University ; conclusion
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