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J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Appendix: letters from our army workers. (search)
hen we fell back to Orange Court House. There we at once established arbors— one in the Fourteenth, one in the Tenth, and began to preach. Rev. Mr. Johnson, chaplain of the Eleventh, and Mr. Cumbie, Lieutenant in the Fourteenth, did the preaching at the Fourteenth's preaching place. Their labors were blessed, and many were converted. At the preaching place of the Tenth I did the preaching for the most part. This lasted for about six weeks, in which time I was visited and aided by Rev. A. E. Dickinson, of Richmond, who preached for me a week; then by Rev. J. B. F. Mays, of Alabama, who preached nearly a week for me. God greatly blessed our efforts. I have stood at that place at night and on Sabbaths and preached, as it seemed to me, to a solid acre of men. I think I have seen as many as five or six hundred men, in one way and another, manifest at one time a desire to be prayed for. I have never seen such a time before or since. There were as many evidences of genuine penitence a
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Appendix no. 2: the work of grace in other armies of the Confederacy. (search)
rmy, were pious and devoted Christian officers, and gave much assistance to the chaplains and missionaries in the revival that swept so gloriously through the armies in the West. They recommended religion to their soldiers by precept and example. But these men were generals, and their contact with the soldiers was not so close as that of inferior officers. In the companies and regiments the work of pious officers was most effectually done. 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 greedy, yea, ravenous, in their appetite for something to read. Under the labors of your colporteurs there has been a revival of religion at Quitman, and there is also a revival in progress at Lauderdale Springs. The surgeons have been especially kind to me—at times calling my attention to certain cases of the sick, at others making appointments for me to preach. Rev. S.
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
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 12. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Editorial paragraph. (search)
might multiply these letters almost indefinitely; but these must suffice, and if any complain that we have gone into the blowing business we have only to call on our readers to bear us witness that we have not often indulged in that direction, and that the moral of it all is that we want more renewals and new subscribers. A most highly appreciated memento, in the shape of a cane-head made of wood taken from the house in which Stonewall Jackson was born, has been sent us (through Rev. Dr. A. E. Dickinson) by Mr. J. W. Odell, of Clarksburg, West Va. We return our hearty thanks. Jack White, one of the heroes of Sabine Pass, is not dead, as reported in the extract we published in the October number, but is living at Houston, Texas, hale and hearty, as one of our subscribers there, kindly informs us. By the way we have from a Federal officer who participated in the fight at Sabine Pass a very different version of it from the one we have published. We regret that this, as well as
The Daily Dispatch: February 28, 1861., [Electronic resource], Letter from Major Anderson to Henry Ward Beecher. (search)
Religious matters and the crisis. --The Religious Herald states that Rev. J. B. Taylor and Rev. A. M. Poindexter, Secretaries of the Board of Foreign Missions, have voluntarily decided to give up about $20 per month of their salary. We learn, also, that Rev. A. E. Dickinson, the Superintendent of Baptist Colportage in Virginia, has, of his own motion, relinquished one-half of his salary, choosing rather to be burdened himself with the difficulties of an inadequate income than to burden the work for which he labors. Who can refuse to imitate this example of sacrifice to help our religious enterprises in the present exigency?
The Daily Dispatch: March 19, 1861., [Electronic resource], Negroes Seeking protection from Slemmer. (search)
Religious meetings. --The Fredericksburg (Va.) News states that " interesting religious services are being held daily in the Baptist Church in this place. Rev. A. E. Dickinson, of Richmond, preaches every evening, and much serious attention I manifested by the large congregations in attendance."
Personal. --The Fredericksburg News says, Rev. A. E. Dickinson, of this city, has been aiding in a series of religious meetings in that city, in "which twenty persons have professed conversion." We learn, also, that Rev. J. L. Burrows, D. D, is preaching at New-Town, in King and Queen. On Sunday he aided in dedicating a house of worship, which has been erected at a cost of $7,000.
Liberal Collection. --At Leigh Street Baptist Church, on Sunday, Revs. A. E. Dickinson and J. B. Solomon spoke in behalf of Colportage, and $95 were raised.
y devotional exercises, in which Rev. J. B. Solomon officiated. On motion of Rev. R. Ryland, J. B. Watkins, of Richmond, was appointed Treasurer. Rev. T. W. Sydnor reported an order of religious exercises, which was adopted. Rev. A. E. Dickinson, Superintendent of Sabbath Schools and Colportage, read a report, which led to an interesting discussion. The report asked for advice in regard to colportage among the soldiers. Rev. R. Ryland, President of Richmond College, urged th He wanted the Baptists to send pious, devoted colporteurs among soldiers. Rev. C. Tyree, of Powhatan county, said he had just extended the parting hand to ten of the members of his church, and he wanted good books sent to them. Rev. A. E. Dickinson said that the Colportage Board would feel warranted by these expressions of the brethren to send out colporteurs into the army, and that he hoped to be able to have ten of his best men in this work during next week. Rev. R. Ryland rea
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