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J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Chapter 2: influence of Christian officers. (search)
exclaimed: Oh! sir, he must not die. Surely God will not visit us with such a calamity. If I have ever prayed in my life I have pleaded with the Lord that Jackson might be spared to us. And then his heart swelled with emotion too deep for utterance, and he turned away to weep like a child. He thus announced the death of Jackson: General order, no. 61. Headquarters, A. N. Va., May 11, 1863. With deep grief the commanding general announces to the army the death of Lieutenant-General T. J. Jackson, who expired on the 10th inst., at a quarter past 3 P. M. The daring, skill and energy of this great and good soldier are now, by the decrees of an all-wise Providence, lost to us. But while we mourn his death, we feel that his spirit still lives, and will inspire the whole army with his indomitable courage and unshaken confidence in God as our hope and strength. Let his name be a watchword to his corps, who have followed him to victory on so many fields. Let his officers and
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Chapter 4: influence of Christian officers—concluded. (search)
e where I hope to know him better. Very truly, your friend, T. J. Jackson. When scarcely five weeks had passed, these anticipations as the gallantry displayed by this company, that they won from General Jackson the designation of more than brave young men. Twelve of them re a Christian, how much more willing I should be to die! Mrs. General Jackson arrived yesterday. She came to headquarters just as Bishop s, but hope he will still do so. He will feel quite at home at General Jackson's Headquarters with the general and Dr. Dabney. The latter isW. S. H. Baylor (I ought really to call him general, for Stonewall Jackson and R. E. Lee had both recommended his promotion, and his commissi fell. The first of these extracts is from a letter of General Thomas J. Jackson to Rev. Dr. Dabney. The general says: In the second the enemy upon that bloody field. Very truly, your friend, T. J. Jackson. The following extract is from a letter to his brother fro
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Chapter 6: hospital work. (search)
pt when she can procure a substitute. Thus has she been engaged since April, 1861, with uninterrupted health and unparalleled success, making soldiers and mothers and wives glad, and heaven rejoice over repenting sinners. Here is another sketch of a soldiers' friend who labored in some of our largest hospitals. She is a character, writes a soldier, a Napoleon of her department; with the firmness and courage of Andrew, she possesses all the energy and independence of Stonewall Jackson. The officials hate her; the soldiers adore her. The former name her The great Eastern, and steer wide of her track; the latter go to her in all their wants and troubles, and know her by the name of Miss sally. She joined the army in one of the regiments from Alabama, about the time of the battle of Manassas, and never shrunk from the stern privations of the soldier's life from the moment of leaving camp to follow her wounded and sick Alabamians to the hospitals of Richmond. Her services
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Chapter 7: work of the chaplains and missionaries. (search)
assigned by the bill for the appointment of chaplains (a bill in some important respects still defective), is one chaplain for every regiment. How has this arrangement been seconded by the Church and the ministry? How many of the five or six hundred regiments are now supplied with faithful pastors? We have not the means of determining the number engaged in the whole service, but we give you the result as to our own corps— a body of troops commanded by that sincere Christian, Lieutenant-General T. J. Jackson, who has given special encouragement to the work of supplying the corps with chaplains—not one-half of the regiments of infantry are supplied. Some entire brigades have no chaplain at all. In the artillery attached to the corps the destitution is still greater. With these facts before us, is it too much to affirm that there are not two hundred chaplains now in the field in all our armies? At the same time, will not the statistics of the different Churches in the Confederate S
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Chapter 8: eagerness of the soldiers to hear the Gospel. (search)
And some of the most precious seasons I ever enjoyed were in some of our meetings on the eve of battle. I can recall, as if it were last night, some of those scenes on that famous Valley campaign, which won for our brave boys the sobriquet of Jackson's Foot Cavalry. Starting at early dawn (a favorite hour, by the way, with our great chief, of whom the boys used to say: He always marches at early dawn, except when he starts the night before ), it was tramp, tramp, tramp all day along the hon the call of our Christian leader to the thanksgiving service which he was accustomed to appoint after each victory—that we had a very large gathering at Strasburg, while Ewell's Division was in line of battle to keep back Fremont until all of Jackson's troops could pass the threatened point—and that on that whole campaign I never found the men too weary to assemble promptly for the evening service. Indeed, we accustomed ourselves to make sermons on the march to preach when we should go into
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Chapter 9: State of religion in 1861-62. (search)
additional tract distributers at these several points. Rev. J. C. Hiden, chaplain at Charlottesville, gave me some interesting facts in reference to the hospitals in that town. He represents the men as being very eager to hear the Gospel and to secure religious reading-matter. In Staunton, I found Brother Fry, our colporter, earnestly engaged. His labors have, indeed, been greatly blessed here and elsewhere. He gave me an interesting account of some conversations he had with General T. J. Jackson. On one occasion the general told him of several prominent officers who were sick, and urged him to go and converse with them on personal religion just as he would with the humblest private, adding that it was sad to see so many officers regardless of their eternal interests. . . . A. E. D. The chaplain of the Ninth Georgia Regiment, in a letter from Richmond, July 8, to his parents, says: We have a delightful religious revival progressing in our camps—in our regiment especiall
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Chapter 11: the great revival along the Rapidan. (search)
ring the way to Jesus. Sweet communion seasons were held, where new-born souls first feasted on the shed blood and the broken body of the Lamb. Some of these never ate again on earth, for they were summoned to go up higher and sit with Jesus Himself. Our glorious Christian hero, leader and friend, fell in that fight, and our hearts mourned. The army felt deeply the blow. We trust the affliction has been blessed to us all. A new corps was formed for General A. P. Hill, and a part of General Jackson's corps was taken to fill it. Our association was then extended to both corps. We met first, since the battle of Gettysburg, in the Baptist church at Orange Court House, on Tuesday, August 11, 1863. Rev. B. T. Lacy preached from 2 Cor. IV. 14: The love of Christ constraineth us. Rev. A. M. Marshall, of the Baptist Church and chaplain of the Twelfth Georgia Infantry, was chosen chairman. After receiving new members, we had a free conversation about the state of religion in our army.
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Chapter 12: progress of the work in 1864-65. (search)
odist), and while they are zealous and efficient they cannot do all the work to be done. They say that they would like to have a Baptist chaplain in the brigade, as a large proportion of the men are Baptists. Cannot the Baptists of Georgia send on some earnest, working man of God to labor as chaplain or missionary among these noble men?] Monday, February 22. I went to Davis's Brigade this morning to hear a lecture from the Rev. B. T. Lacy on The Life and Christian Character of General T. J. Jackson. The lecturer was well prepared for his task by his intimate association with the lamented hero, and for two hours he enchained the audience which, far too large for the chapel, assembled out in the open air. It was a fit and eloquent tribute to a great and good man. After the lecture I received three others from Davis's Brigade and one from Wright's, and we repaired to a mill-pond near by, where some of the brethren had cut off the ice from a space sufficient for our purpose. We s
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)
he extent, power and genuineness of this great work. Rev. B. T. Lacy, missionary chaplain in Jackson's Corps, in an address before his Synod, said, in speaking of the genuineness of the revival wo related by a reliable comrade in arms, is pertinent: While we were at Mechanicsville, awaiting Jackson's signal-gun, an officer indulged pretty freely in remarks which smacked strongly of infidelitythe faith which had sustained him in life did not fail him in death. Your friend and mine, Sergeant Jackson (now gone to his rest), a short time before his death, speaking of your brother in most touno adequate idea of William Randolph. It was one of the bravest of the brave who thus followed Jackson in all his hard campaigns; marching, musket on shoulder, in the ranks; who mounted the works atrds! welling up from a brave, honest, sincere heart, and recalling the kindred declarations of Jackson and of Havelock. George Washington Stuart, of Fairfax county, Virginia, private in the Rockb
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Appendix: letters from our army workers. (search)
giment being at the head of column, I saw General Jackson and mentioned to him this among other cirrsed by regimental commander. He went to General Jackson, but the general gave him the same reply,C. Hopkins. Copy of a letter from General T. J. Jackson to Colonel S. Bassett French, dated well cared for. Very truly your friend, T. J. Jackson. [Extract.] This will illustrat Master's cause. Being in the command of General Jackson, we had but little time for religious sernight by the order to get ready to move. General Jackson attended this meeting several times, and lecture on the life, character, etc., of General Jackson. Several neighboring brigades joined wit I presume you have heard him speak, that General Jackson made in regard to repentance when sufferiinister in the receiving hospital of Lieutenant-General Jackson's Corps is greatly desired by the sihes, I remain, very truly and fraternally yours, T. J. Jackson. Rev. George V. Leech, Secretary. [1 more...]
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