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J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army 528 2 Browse Search
the Rev. W. Turner , Jun. , MA., Lives of the eminent Unitarians 261 11 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 199 3 Browse Search
William W. Bennett, A narrative of the great revival which prevailed in the Southern armies during the late Civil War 192 2 Browse Search
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 2 131 1 Browse Search
Charles E. Stowe, Harriet Beecher Stowe compiled from her letters and journals by her son Charles Edward Stowe 122 0 Browse Search
Laura E. Richards, Maud Howe, Florence Howe Hall, Julia Ward Howe, 1819-1910, in two volumes, with portraits and other illustrations: volume 1 106 0 Browse Search
HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF MEDFORD, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, FROM ITS FIRST SETTLEMENT, IN 1630, TO THE PRESENT TIME, 1855. (ed. Charles Brooks) 103 3 Browse Search
Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register 78 0 Browse Search
Benjamin Cutter, William R. Cutter, History of the town of Arlington, Massachusetts, ormerly the second precinct in Cambridge, or District of Menotomy, afterward the town of West Cambridge. 1635-1879 with a genealogical register of the inhabitants of the precinct. 77 1 Browse Search
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J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Chapter 1: religious elements in the army. (search)
self-sacrificing men be urged by the constraining love of Christ: to say, Here I am, send me; and let patriotism, as well ast I may be a castaway, but in the mercy of God through Jesus Christ I hope. I hope that the Christians of this land will pt! Are you a soldier as well as a chaplain? A soldier of Christ, general, I replied. Ah, said he, that is the noblest soldiers, young men from Caroline, made an open profession of Christ, and were buried with Christ in baptism by your correspondChrist in baptism by your correspondent in the fair waters leading from the Potomac. Visits from our brethren in the ministry to this portion of our army will e of leaving home he had not made a profession of faith in Christ, although she had long dedicated him to God's service in trps, who I trust will make their lives tell powerfully for Christ and His religion. Many of God's people enjoy religion now me, and many a hardened sinner wept and gave his heart to Christ, and we made the Western mountains ring with shouts of joy
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Chapter 2: influence of Christian officers. (search)
a number of others of our best officers professed faith in Christ. Nor was the example of these noble men merely negativeough the camps, and bringing thousands of our noble men to Christ, we saw his eye brighten and his whole countenance glow wi only say that I am nothing but a poor sinner, trusting in Christ alone for salvation, and need all of the prayers they can until there had been thousands of professions of faith in Christ as a personal Saviour. How far these grand results were ds humble ourselves before the Lord our God, asking through Christ the forgiveness of our sins, beseeching the aid of the Godomoter of the interests of his church, and of the cause of Christ in the community; and all of the pastors felt that they haeat want is a revival which shall bring these young men to Christ. During the great revival in the Virginia Military Insting himself to be a sinner, trusted alone in the merits of Christ—who humbly tried to walk the path of duty, looking unto Je
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Chapter 3: influence of Christian officers—continued. (search)
t I was brought face to face with death, and found all was well. I then learned an important lesson: that one who has been the subject of converting grace and is the child of God can, in the midst of the severest sufferings, fix his thoughts upon God and heavenly things, and derive great comfort and peace; but that one who had never made his peace with God would be unable to control his mind, under such sufferings, so as to understand properly the way of salvation, and repent and believe on Christ. I felt that if I had neglected the salvation of my soul before, it would have been too late then. He dictated a letter to General Lee, in which he congratulated him on the great victory which God has vouchsafed to your arms. But before this note was sent, the following came to him from General Lee, in response to a previous note which had been sent by Jackson: General: I have just received your note informing me that you were wounded. I cannot express my regret at the occurrenc
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Chapter 4: influence of Christian officers—concluded. (search)
record of a noble life, and a simple trust in Christ—the prophecy of a blissful immortality, where s, make powerful appeals to his men to come to Christ, and have seen him go off into the woods with only hope and confidence is in God, through Jesus Christ our Lord. In writing of his beloved winversion of those dear ones who are yet out of Christ. I may do more good by dying than by living. deemer, and thus became a living epistle of Jesus Christ, known and read of all men. Have I not wsh a brief sketch of this faithful minister of Christ, this noble gentleman and valiant officer, who This is but a specimen of his active work for Christ. In the last letter he ever penned, dated Bburning zeal of the young Convert—he had found Christ in the camp only a short time before—and Captapeace. In the army he adorned the doctrine of Christ his Saviour. When Testaments or other religiomity of purpose—such humility—such devotion to Christ's cause; not inducing noisy demonstrations, bu[8 mor
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Chapter 5: Bible and colportage work. (search)
ds to heaven; and the camp becomes a school of Christ. From the very first day of the unhappy conte hesitates to show his colors—to speak out for Christ. Messrs. Editors: The following letter not a member of the church) that he had taken Christ for his Captain, and felt better prepared for el an assurance of happiness in heaven through Christ my Redeemer. Oh, I hope to meet you in heavenh alarm and was instrumental in leading him to Christ. God hath chosen the foolish things of the wors do not seek fellowship with the churches of Christ immediately after their return home. Let past and several have obtained a good hope through Christ. For two months there has been unusual religa cheering proportion of pious men—soldiers of Christ. I have found young brethren who stand firm im; for I now feel that I can hope and trust in Christ. Rev. W. G. Margrave, who is alluded to in sting remembrance by those whom he has won for Christ. A. E. D. A few days since, a lady sai[11 more...]<
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Chapter 6: hospital work. (search)
to all around, witnessing a good confession of Christ's power to save to the uttermost all those tha pray as we used to do at home. Tell him that Christ is now all my hope, all my trust, and that He precious to my soul. Tell him that I believe Christ will take me to Himself, and to my dear sister be saved? Those who have professed a hope in Christ seem to be in the full enjoyment of faith. r of death, his trust had been firmly fixed on Christ for seventeen years, and for him the last enem thirty making a public profession of faith in Christ. Fifteen have been baptized, and others are a time. The subject of the sermon was Peace in Christ, and a most timely and instructive discourse isoldier, and while reading one on the Blood of Christ he became so enthused that he shouted aloud, Givine blessing to rest upon our army, and upon Christ's ambassadors who preach to them the glorious ristian. That boy saw no peace until he found Christ and experienced sweet peace in believing. A s
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Chapter 7: work of the chaplains and missionaries. (search)
nce beyond the skies, and a common desire to bring our brave men to Christ and to do all within our power to promote their spiritual interestsify and strengthen. It was our custom, when men professed faith in Christ, to take their names and ask what Church they desired to join, and,tian ministry in their peculiar position, but their earnest love of Christ and the soldiers' life prompts them to a course of extraordinary seking men. We want effective Gospel preachers, whose burden shall be Christ and Him crucified. It is a common mistake that anybody will do to some such pretext. The great business of the chaplain is to preach Christ publicly, and from tent to tent, and the temporal welfare of the souire the controlling influence and the plastic power of the love of Christ for their proper regulation. To the political and social must be ade without ceasing to the God and Father of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ in behalf of our cause, our country, our officers and our soldie
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Chapter 8: eagerness of the soldiers to hear the Gospel. (search)
bringing on the battles of Second Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville—that, in my closing appeal, I urged them to accept Christ then and there, because they did not know but that they were hearing their last invitation, and that sure enough we were ese congregations of veterans, his very soul was stirred within him, and he determined to know nothing among them save Jesus Christ and Him crucified. If the personal allusions may be pardoned, I do not believe that Dr. Burrows, Dr. Stiles, Dr. Hoged's people were invited to come forward, there were over 200 who promptly responded, a number of whom professed faith in Christ before leaving the ground. In that long line of nearly forty miles of entrenchments extending from north and west of Rthan ordinary interest and power. A large number came forward for prayer, there were a number of professions of faith in Christ, and at the close of the service I received nine for baptism, and had just announced that I would administer the ordinanc
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Chapter 9: State of religion in 1861-62. (search)
that the tract, Come to Jesus, has been the means of leading him to Christ, since being in Virginia. Many persons, says a writer from the Nthey may manfully fight under the banner of the Cross, and continue Christ's faithful soldiers until their lives end. It is encouraging to seespoke of your tracts as having been instrumental in leading them to Christ. Rev. W. L. Fitcher, our colporter in Petersburg, writes that ovest Church of that city on Friday evening, on profession of faith in Christ. A pious man writes to us: God is in the army. Many in my regimen After the battle at Malvern Hill, I was enabled to give my soul to Christ— this war has made me a believer in religion, sir, said a wounded sg, What must we do to be saved? Those who have professed a hope in Christ seem to be in the full enjoyment of faith. I am happy, says anotid above, and I have some very clear illustrations of the fact that Christ was on the battle-field as well as in the camp, and that He manifes
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Chapter 10: revivals in the Lower Valley and around Fredericksburg. (search)
nd the Church. Quite a number express hope in Christ. In all other portions of Early's Division a ion with any particular denomination, but with Christ's people. The revival alluded to by Captainy, has never forgotten that he is a soldier of Christ. From the beginning of these services it wa And without a moment's delay he took hold of Christ, and found peace in believing. He then, in to enter this service, constrained by love to Christ and to souls? I am persuaded that the post ofme by a man whose heart burns with the love of Christ and love for the souls of our brave soldiers—td house, and in appealing to the men to accept Christ as their personal Saviour then and there, I sa to believe that many of them were trusting in Christ, and that for them sudden death was only sudde, how they died—in faith, the blessed faith of Christ; that all the ends they aimed at were their cosibility is not so stupefied that the Cross of Christ will not convince them, move them, and save th[7 more...]<
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