Religions Revivals among our soldiers.
For more than a week a revival has been in progress among the soldiers stationed at Ashland
Services are held every night in the Baptist Church, and the seats set apart for the anxious are frequently well nigh filled by the soldiers who are asking for the prayers of God's people.
Rev. W. E. Hatch
, of Manchester
, preaches every night.
At Aquia Creek
, thirty have professed conversion within a few weeks, a number of whom were baptized in the Potomac
by Rev. Geo. F. Bigby
, a chaplain.
The entire regiment with which the converts were connected turned out to witness the ceremony.
Our informant says he has never looked upon a more lovely and impressive scene.
We understand that a protracted meeting is in progress in Col. Cary
's regiment, and that Rev. Andrew Broaddus
, of Caroline, is officiating.
We hear of another revival in which twelve soldiers professed conversion, five of whom united with the Methodists, four with the Baptists, and the remainder with the Presbyterians.
The religious community of the Confederate States
ought to feel encouraged by these takens of the divine power to put forth still greater efforts in behalf of the spiritual welfare of our army.
of the soldiers are destitute of a copy of the New Testament, and of all other religious reading.