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J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Chapter 2: influence of Christian officers. (search)
his duty, could be always assured of a warm friend at Headquarters. While the Army of Northern Virginia confronted General Meade at Mine Run, near the end of November, 1863, and a battle was momentarily expected, General Lee, with a number of gent-day, or to the quiet influence and fervent prayers of the commanding general, eternity along shall reveal. When General Meade crossed the Rapidan in November, 1863, the troops were stirred by the following address: General order no. 102. Hd my daughters unite, I am most truly yours, R. E. Lee. The friendship between General Lee and the venerable Bishop Meade, of Virginia (whose efficient labors in the cause of evangelical piety were widely known and appreciated even outside ery glad to learn, from your note of the 27th ult., that you have consented to write a memoir of our good and beloved Bishop Meade. Of all the men I have ever known, I consider him the purest; and a history of his character and life will prove a be
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)
aid to them, as with the promptings of a new life, He was the first who ever saw any good in me, or thought me capable of better things. I shall never forget him. Happy the man who is remembered thus! The family of Ellis Munford had the mournful pleasure— denied, alas! to so many others under like bereavement—of following his remains to the grave. He was buried in Hollywood Cemetery, near Richmond, his pastor, the Rev. Dr. Charles Minnegerode, conducting the funeral services. H. Everard Meade, of Petersburg, died at home, July 10, 1862, of disease contracted while serving in the Twelfth Virginia Regiment, and his death is thus recorded: Conscious that the end was near, and that the hour of his departure was at hand, he calmly kissed each member of his family and bade them good-bye, with the parting words to each, Meet me in heaven. Then turning and clasping the hand of his physican, who was also his friend and kinsman, he said to him: I am dying, Hugh. Fight Christ's ba
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Appendix: letters from our army workers. (search)
hundred who professed conversion. Not all of our brigade, for there was a battalion of artillery camped near us, and other brigades, who attended our preaching, many of whom professed religion. We estimated the conversions then at five hundred and fifty. I baptized about one hundred, Brother Cumbie about fifty, and most of the others joined the Methodists. This work, as you know, prevailed nearly all through the army. But it was partially interrupted by the fall campaign, when we drove Meade back to Bull Run. But the army returned from that campaign to Orange, went into winter-quarters and spent the winter there. Part of this winter I was at home on furlough. But prayer-meetings, Bible-classes and preaching were successfully kept up through the winter. And the revival also, in a less degree, continued. The Young Men's Christian Association was largely attended, many went to exhorting, and a great many prayed in public, some of whom were greatly gifted. A most interesting f