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William W. Bennett, A narrative of the great revival which prevailed in the Southern armies during the late Civil War, Chapter 5: helps to the revival-colportage. (search)
of a tract or tracts specially adapted to general circulation among the soldiers. The work was put in charge of Rev. A. E. Dickinson, who had already acquired a valuable experience and a high reputation as the Superintendent of Colportage under thesults, and with a zeal and self-denial worthy of the cause of Christ. One year after these labors were commenced, Mr. Dickinson said in his annual report: We have collected $24,000, with which 40 tracts have been published, 6,187,000 pagentil, I think, he became a true Christian. He died a most happy death. Rev. B. B. Ross, of Alabama, writing to Rev. A. E. Dickinson, says: I am just from a pleasant tour among the hospitals in Mississippi, where I found 3,000 sick. They are greedsaw a more attentive audience. They seemed to drink in the Word of Life at every breath. Some time since, says Rev. A. E. Dickinson, it was my pleasure to stand up in the presence of a large company of convalescent soldiers in one of our hospital
Valley whether he would really fall back and desert them, he replied, By the help of God, I will be with you again soon. These movements. while they interrupted the pious labors of chaplains and colporteurs, did not divert the minds of the soldiers from the great truths of religion. No sooner was the main army in position near Williamsburg, on the Peninsula, than the work was resumed, and the fruits of righteousness began to appear. The following interesting reports were sent to Rev. A. E. Dickinson, Superintendent of Colportage for the Baptist Church: I have known twelve men in my regiment, wrote a chaplain from Williamsburg, who have professed conversion from reading your tracts. One came to me with a tract in his hand, and the tears flowing down his cheeks, and said, I would not take thousands for this tract. My parents have prayed for me, and wept over me; but it was left for this tract to bring me, a poor convicted sinner, to the feet of Jesus. Oh, sir, I feel to-day that