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J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Chapter 2: influence of Christian officers. (search)
bow before the Lord of hosts, and join our hearts with millions in our land in prayer that He will continue His merciful protection over our cause; that He will scatter our enemies and set at naught their evil designs, and that He will graciously restore to our country the blessings of peace and security. He announced the victory at Winchester in the following dispatch: To His Excellency, Jefferson Davis: June 15, 1863.—God has again crowned the valor of our troops with success. Early's Division stormed the enemy's intrenchments at Winchester, capturing their artillery, etc. R. E. Lee. His order requiring the observance of the fast-day appointed by President Davis in August, 1863, was as follows: General order no. 83. Headquarters, A. N. Va., August 13, 1863. The President of the Confederate States has, in the name of the people, appointed the 21st day of August as a day of fasting, humiliation and prayer. A strict observance of the day is enjoined upon th
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Chapter 5: Bible and colportage work. (search)
eel interested in the effort to secure Southern independence. . . . A. E. Dickinson, General Superintendent. Several young men in the Alabama regiments have been converted by reading the tract, Come to Jesus, and the works, Persuasives to Early piety and Baxter's call. On another occasion I gave books and tracts to a young man who had been in several engagements since he left home, though he had up to that time escaped injury, speaking to him at the same time of the importance of beinged especially for the soldiers over 81,000 pages of each of the following appropriate tracts: A voice from heaven; Don't put it off; All-sufficiency of Christ; Selfdedication to God; Private devotion; The act of faith; The sentinel and Motives to Early piety —in all of these over 618,000 pages; and of the excellent tract, Come to Jesus, 17,280 copies, or 545,280 pages—making in all reprinted, 1,163,--520 pages; in value, $930.56. These we have got out at the prices heretofore paid to the Americ
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Chapter 8: eagerness of the soldiers to hear the Gospel. (search)
back from Harrison's Landing—around Gordonsville when Jackson went to meet Pope—in line of battle at Cedar Run— and on the march to Second Manassas—were of deep solemnity and great interest, but I must pass them by at present. The morning that Early's Brigade was relieved from its perilous position on the north bank of the Rappahannock near the Fauquier White Sulphur Springs, where for twenty-four hours we faced the whole of Pope's army with an impassable river, swollen by a sudden storm, inaw the army massed within as small a space as at that point. General Lee had purposed crossing his whole army over at the Springs, and by a rapid march on Warrenton and the railroad to plant himself firmly on General Pope's line of retreat. General Early was thrown across as the advance guard, but the severe storm made the river unfordable, and as we had no pontoon-bridges the movement had to be abandoned. So men from many other commands as well as our own came to our service until, when I
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Chapter 10: revivals in the Lower Valley and around Fredericksburg. (search)
rously for the prayers of the chaplains and the Church. Quite a number express hope in Christ. In all other portions of Early's Division a similar religious sensibility prevails. In General Trimble's, and the immediately neighboring brigades, teturn to God, and all things seem to be rapidly developing for the best. The officers, especially Generals Jackson and Early, have modified military rules for our accommodation. I have just learned that General A. P. Hill's Division enjoys as rich a dispensation of God's Spirit as General Early's. In General Pickett's Division, also, there are said to be revivals of religion. I give also the closing part of one of my own letters to the Religious Herald, written at this time: But Irs, an interesting revival in Jackson's old brigade (Stonewall), and in Taliaferro's. A meeting was begun in our brigade (Early's) two weeks ago, and, despite our frequent moves and the bad weather, we are still keeping up the meetings, and the Lord
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Chapter 11: the great revival along the Rapidan. (search)
ands upon us; and I witnessed the professed conversion of hundreds of our brave men. My own brigade (Smith's, formerly Early's Virginia) was fortunately camped near Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church and a Methodist church in the lower part of Orange coungreat religious interest and revival in the army. It has been my pleasure recently to spend a week with Smith's Brigade, Early's Division. I preached every day while I was with them, and was greatly delighted with my trip. There are religious revew position as a missionary to the army. Brother Evans having been compelled by ill health to resign his appointment, Bishop Early transferred me, at my request, from Ewell's to Longstreet's Corps. I naturally felt a preference to remain with thoseloy missionaries. Who will go at once? Before I close, allow me to say, that officers generally, and General Gordon, of Early's Division, particularly, treated me kindly and respectfully. General Gordon is a man after my own heart. Should this c
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Chapter 12: progress of the work in 1864-65. (search)
s an alarming deficiency of God's word. But here God is working, and blessing means used to win souls to Christ. Kirkland's, McGowan's and Stonewall Brigades all report an encouraging state of religion in their midst. In all, some are joining the army of the living God, and some are fleeing from the wrath to come towards the shelter of the Cross. This is also true of portions of the artillery of both corps. A protracted meeting of unabated interest was reported from Gordon's Brigade, in Early's Division. Thirty were praising God's free grace that snatched them from the jaws of death, and made them cling to and rejoice in the Cross, and large numbers were pressing forward and asking to see Jesus. How good is God! How blessed are such reports from men soon to march with martial tread to deal and receive fatal shot on the bloody field! How cheering is the thought that our liberties are defended by such soldiers! After devotional exercises we adjourned, to meet at the same pla
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Chapter 13: results of the work and proofs of its genuineness (search)
parched corn, which he generously shared with a comrade. In the centre of the line of battle were posted one gun from his own battalion, commanded by Lieutenant Hollis (Ellett's Battery), and a section from Braxton's Battalion, commanded by Lieutenant Early. Further to the right, sweeping the Gilliam field, were the remaining three guns of Ellett's Battery. There had been during the morning some sharp skirmishing with the enemy, but everything had grown quiet towards midday, and old soldie on the right, when sudden, ripping volleys of musketry from the centre told him that the enemy were charging his batteries. He instantly jumped into his saddle, and rode at full speed down the line of battle to his guns. Lieutenants Hollis and Early were using double canister at close range, and their cannoneers were serving their pieces in a manner beyond all praise. Within thirty yards of the guns the dense columns of the enemy were staggering under their rapid fire. Pegram rode in, spea
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Appendix: letters from our army workers. (search)
s flames of that wood which the enemy retreating, beaten by Early, had fired for eluding his pressing column. For about twenpointed a committee (of which I was one) to memorialize General Early on the subject, which resulted in an order from him prod. April, 1863. Our company was attached temporarily to Early's Division. During the intervals of repose we enjoyed fromtogether. Beside Generals Lee and Jackson, I remember that Early and Kershaw were there, and a host of officers of various romising men I ever knew. He was killed while in command of Early's old brigade, at Bethesda Church, in June, 1864. His earn Nelson from Trimble's Division, Rev. J. William Jones from Early's Division, Rev. W. C. Power from D. H. Hill's Division, ReJ. P. Garland and Rev. J. William Jones, of Fourth Brigade, Early's Division, and Rev. B. T. Lacy, were appointed on this com D. H. Hill's Division—A. M. Marshall and A. D. Betts. Early's Division—John McGill and J. William Jones. B. T. Lacy
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)
A mother's parting words to her soldier boy, by the reading of which he was deeply moved and became a true penitent, asked me to pray for him, and finally died in the triumphs of faith. To a young man who felt himself a sinner I gave Motives to Early piety. He was led to Christ, whom he publicly confessed. A soldier said to me on the street, You are the gentleman who gave me a tract the other day. I had read it before, at home, but never has the reading of that book so affected me as of latmet for several weeks. To-morrow is the regular time, but as the enemy shell the town every few days it is doubtful whether we will have a quorum. The spreading revival called for all the workers that could be supplied from the home work. Bishop Early, of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, appointed Rev. J. N. Andrews, of the North Carolina Conference, a missionary to the soldiers in North Carolina, and the Rev. Leonidas Rosser, D. D., of the Virginia Conference, to take the place of Re