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e following account of a recent event in Lexington, is furnished to the St. Louis Republican: A large secession force surrounded this town on both sides of the river last week and arrested a number of Union men, among them ex-Governor King, Judge Ryland, and Wm. S. Selds. On Friday last, at the instance of the gentlemen above named, a flag of truce was sent us by rebels which resulted in a conference about a mile from the town, between Col. Reed and Captain Shelby on the rebel side, and Majohundred at his old rendezvous, Taber Creek, eight miles east of Lexington, and a considerable secession force in the bottom between Lexington and Richmond. The forces thus left have cut off all mail communication. Col. Reid took with him King, Ryland, Field, and other prisoners. The whole loss in all the fighting on the rebel side was eight killed, besides the wounded, and on the Federal side one mortally and several slightly wounded. The Federal troops burned a warehouse and several frame
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)
till the cry from the army was, Send us more good books. At one period of the war the Baptist Board alone circulated 200,000 pages of tracts weekly, besides Testaments and hymn-books; and with the joint labors of other societies, we may estimate that when the work was at its height not less than 1,000,000 pages a week were put into the hands of our soldiers. Our readers will be pleased, we doubt not, to learn from the colporteurs themselves what they saw of the work of the Lord. Rev. Dr. Ryland, of the Baptist Church, writing of his labors in Richmond, says: Many cases of deep and thrilling interest have come under my observation. Some were fervent disciples of Jesus, who, during the war, having maintained their integrity, gave me a cordial welcome to their bedside. Others were rejoicing in recent hope of eternal life; and many others exhibited marked anxiety about their salvation. Since the battle of Seven Pines, I have conversed with probably five hundred who, having pass
, slain by cruel war; and when we remember that in most of these sick camps garbage and filth of all kinds lay reeking in every direction, we have a picture of horrors that can find no counterpart except in the midst of such a war. These unfortunate creatures claimed and received the careful attention of the noble men and women who gave their days and nights to hospital work, and their best earthly reward was the word or, perhaps, look of gratitude from the sick and dying soldier. Rev. Dr. Ryland, speaking of his labors this Spring in the Richmond camps and hospitals, says: I have conversed with, addressed, and prayed for, many hundreds of invalid soldiers during the month, and given to each a tract, or a religious newspaper, or a New Testament, and have received from all great respect, and from many the most tender expressions of gratitude. I have found about forty-five men who could not read; to these I have given such books as McGuffey's First Reader, after demanding a
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r such circumstances. The people of the neighboring country also attended in large numbers.--There were present from this city the Rev. Drs. Burrows, Jeter, and Ryland; Revs, Jos. Walker, Harrison Williams, and Poindexter; Prof. Dabney, of Richmond College; A. H. Sands, Esq., Dr. Geo. B. Streel, and Messrs. J. B. Wood, John Turpin, Wm. Tyree, Jesse Williams, and perhaps others. Dr. Ryland was chosen Moderator, and W. H. Fonerden Clerk. Among the other interesting proceedings was the ceremony of setting apart to the ministry the Rev. A. P. Woodlin, son of Mr. George Woodfin, formerly of Richmond.--The reading of the Scriptures was done by Rev. Dr. Burros, the charge to the Church made by Rev. Dr. Jeter, the ordaining prayer offered up by Rev. W. F. Broadus, of Fredericksburg; the charge to the candidate by the Rev. Dr. Ryland, and the presentation of the Holy Scriptures and of the right hand of fellowship by Rev. Meriwether Winston, formerly also of this city, but of what place a
labor or service as to them may seem proper, without any accountability whatever to said Thos. L. Smead or any one to claim by, through or under him. A party of Secessionists went to the house of Judge Birch, a member of the State Convention, a few days since, with the intention of killing him and his son, but they were fired on and repulsed. Judge Birch came to St. Louis, and to-day returned to his home in Clinton county, with arms for the Union men of that county. The life of Judge Ryland, late of the Supreme Court, who is in the hands of the rebels, has been threatened, if Capt. Magoffin, lately sentenced in Lexington to be hung, is executed. Montgomery Blair, Quartermaster General Meigs, Com. Foote, Captain Kelly and Lieut. Shirk, of the United States Navy, arrived here to-day. Washington items. Washington Sept. 13. --Albert N. Archibold of Fort Union, New Mexico, was, to-day, appointed United States Marshal to that Territory. Captain James H. Holm
3d Brigade, 1st Div., 1st corps A. P., Davis's Ford, Prince William Co., January 12, 1862. At a Meeting of the King William Artillery, on this day, on motion of Lieutenant Ryland, Capt. Thomas H. Carter was called upon to presides, and Sergt, James G. White to act as Secretary, when the following preamble and resolutions were submitted and unanimously adopted: Whereas, It has pleased an All-wise Providence to remove from us our brother in arms, James Donald Moore, who died in the Hospital at Culpeper Court-House on the 1st inst., in the 25th year of his age, a faithful and obedient soldier, and a patriotic citizen. 1. Resolved, That while we humbly submit to this act of Divine Providence, we deeply lament his untimely death, and feel that the Company has lost an officiant member, and the Army a valuable and brave soldier. 2. Resolved, That we do most heartily sympathise with his bereaved relatives and friends. 3. Resolved, That a copy of the proceedings of th
d to vie with each other in their efforts to minister to our comfort. We are especially indebted to the good people of King and Queen county. At every step we ware met with scores of young ladies and kind hearted matrons, who showered blessing upon our heads, literally strewing our path way with flowers, reviving our exhausted soldiers with refreshing drinks, and filling their haversacks with the more substantial eatables, so necessary for those who were undergoing such great physical exertion. We are especially indebted to the Messrs. Ryland, Bagby, Drs. Bland, Pollard, Roy, Spencer, and many others whose names we did not learn. Their kindness and attention have affected us with feelings of the liveliest sensibility and sincerest gratitude. In the hour of trial and danger, when the battle rages fierce, and the blows fall thick and fast, we will remember the fair daughters and kind mothers of old King and Queen, and strike for their safety, their homes, and their firesides.
Confederate States Congress. The Senate met yesterday at 12 o'clock M. Prayer by the Rev. Dr. Ryland, of the African Church. On motions, severally made and agreed to, the privileges of the floor were granted to Gen. Howell Cobb, Gov. Harris of Tenn., and Gov. Humes of Ky. A message was received from the House announcing the passage of the Senate bill (Mr. Simms's,) to prevent the future acceptance of substitutes in the army, with an amendment striking out the clause repealing all acts authorizing substitution. The amendment of the House was concurred in and the bill passed. Mr. Clay, of Ala., introduced the following resolutions on the death of Mr. Yancey, and delivered an able and feeling eulogy of the deceased: Resolved, That we have heard with deep regret of the death of the Hon. William Lowndes Yancey, a Senator from the State of Alabama, and that we tender to his family our earnest sympathy in their afflictive bereavement. Resolved. That a copy of
Confederate States Congress. The Senate met at 12 o'clock M., and was called to order by Mr. Hunter, of Va. The proceedings were opened with prayer by the Rev. Dr. Ryland, of the Baptist Church. The bill heretofore presented, to limit the terms of office of the heads of the Executive Departments, was, on motion of Mr. Johnson, of Ark., taken up, considered, and referred to the Judiciary Committee. Mr. Baker, of Fla., presented joint resolutions of the Florida Legislature relative to the pay of soldiers of the C. S. army, requesting their Representatives in Congress to use their best endeavors to came the pay of the soldiers to be raised; and Mr. Baker also presented resolutions of the same body to exempt soldiers families not owning slaves from the operation of the tax in kind. The resolutions were appropriately referred. Mr. Wigfall, of Texas, introduced a bill to provide additional remuneration for noncommissioned officers and privates serving in the army of th
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