A Clerical hero.
--A letter writer alludes to the part borns by the Rev. J. W. Rogers
in the battle of Belmont
in the following complimentary terms:
I might relate to you many incidents of the battle, but these might be ludicrous and some rather than otherwise.
I will relate one, however, at the risk of exhansting your already much tried patience.
When some of our men had fallen out of ranks and seemed nearly discomfelted, I saw the Rev. J. W. Rogers
, an Episcopal minister, with uncovered row and uplifted appealing to these men to rally to the standard of their country This was immediately after Watson
's battery been taken.
His appeal was not in again they summoned their courage and in at the rout of the enemy.
The chaplain had become, under the transforming influences of patriotism and battle, the soldier, and the soldier had become the hero.
The lives and deeds of such men live after them.