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J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Chapter 8: eagerness of the soldiers to hear the Gospel. (search)
, however, they never fired at this time upon any of these baptismal parties, but contented themselves with looking on in mute wonder while the solemn ordinance was administered. Upon two occasions at the same period I baptized in the Rapidan in full view of the pickets on the other side, and with no apprehension of interruption from them. On the bloody campaign from the Rapidan to Cold Harbor in 1864, when the army was constantly in the trenches or on the march, and fought almost daily, Bryan's Georgia Brigade had a season of comparative repose, while held in reserve, when they had from three to five meetings a day, which resulted in about fifty professions of conversion, most of whom Rev. W. L. Curry, the efficient chaplain of the Fiftieth Georgia Regiment, baptized in a pond which was exposed to the enemy's fire, and where several men were wounded while the ordinance was being administered. Major Robert Stiles, of Richmond, in an address delivered in 1869 before the Male Orp
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Chapter 12: progress of the work in 1864-65. (search)
gs, and thus the good work goes on. On a large part of the line, however, we have regular preaching, and a good deal of interest is manifested in the services. In Bryan's and Wofford's Georgia, Kershaw's South Carolina, and several other brigades, there are revivals of deep interest. Indeed, we might look for a very general revive, though I constantly hear as I go amongst Georgia troops, you are the only Baptist preacher I have seen in a long time. There are very interesting revivals in Bryan's, Wofford's Thomas's, and Wright's Georgia Brigades, as also in several brigades from other States. I wish that some of the good Baptist brethren of Georgia, whonected with the brigade are faithful men, but they themselves join in the general wish that there should also be a Baptist laborer among them. Brother Curry, of Bryan's Brigade, and Brother Hyman, of Thomas's Brigade, have baptized a number recently, and I expect to baptize a number in Wright's Brigade in a few days. A large
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Roster of chaplains, army of Northern Virginia. (search)
nected with the regiments, so far as I shall be able to ascertain them from lists before me, Minutes of the Chaplains' Association, and other data. I should be grateful for any corrections or additions. It ought to be added that the basis of this Roster is one that I made in February, 1865, so that while the regiments all appear, the corps, divisions, and brigades are different from their organization at an earlier period. General Longstreet's Corps (first Corps): Kershaw's Division. Bryan's Brigade. Tenth Georgia. J. C. Camp. Fiftieth Georgia. W. L. Curry. Fifty-first Georgia. C. H. Toy. Fifty-third Georgia. Wofford's Brigade. Sixteenth Georgia. Eighteenth Georgia. Twenty-fourth Georgia. Philip's Legion. Rev. Mr. Flinn. Cobbs'. Sharpshooters. Kershaw's (Old) Brigade. Brigade at large. W. P. Dubose. Second South Carolina. Third South Carolina. Seventh South Carolina. J. M. Carlisle. Eighth South Carolina. H. M. Brearley. Fifteenth South Carolina.