A remarkable accident.
--A correspondence of a Virginia paper, writing from Fairfax C. H., narrates the following:
An incident, remarkable in its character, took place in the 23d Virginia regiment a few days since.
Two soldiers were being drilled in the manual of arms, one having a loaded gun, and not knowing it to be loaded, at the word fire the load was discharged.
The Rev. Geo. W. Holland
, of Salem, Va.
, happened to be passing in front, when the ball took effect upon a Bible which he had in his side pocket, immediately over his heart, and glanced, only breaking his left arm, which was afterward amputated.
I have seen the Bible
which saved Mr. Holland
's life, and he promises to preach his next sermon from the text of the first leaf which remained untorn by the ball.