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e Bible as a revelation from Heaven. On the other hand, the patient endurance of hardships, toil, and all manner of privation by a people whom they had been educated to look upon as voluptuous, tyrannical, and effeminate, by reason of their peculiar institutions, must have filled them with astonishment, if not with admiration. The leading public journal of the world thus described the impression made on the European mind by the attitude of the Southern people: The people of the Confederate States have made themselves famous. If the renown of brilliant courage, stern devotion to a cause, and military achievements almost without a parallel, can compensate men for the toil and privations of the hour, then the countrymen of Lee and Jackson may be consoled amid their sufferings. From all parts of Europe, from their enemies as well as from their friends, from those who condemn their acts as well as those who sympathize with them, comes the tribute of admiration. When the history
nt from one hill-top the smoke of 14 distilleries. One of the Richmond papers declared that a single distiller in that city made at one period of the war a profit of $4,000 a day. In Augusta county, Va., it was estimated that 50,000 bushels of grain were consumed monthly by the distilleries in operation there. A writer on this subject estimated that in the second year of the war 1,600 barrels, or 64,000 gallons of ardent spirits, of the worst sort, were daily manufactured in the Confederate States. Men who flourish and grow rich in such business forget the counsel of Lord Bacon, to seek only such gains as they can get justly, use soberly. distribute cheerfully, and leave contentedly. The temptation to drink in the army was very strong; men were cast down in spirit, away from home, wife, children, mothers and sisters, all that makes life dear. Many that ventured to drink at all under such circumstances found it hard to avoid excesses. But this evil was not confined to
e made to meet the demand. But owing to the stringency of the blockade, and the poor facilities in the South for printing the Bible, we were never able to put a copy into every hand that was stretched out for one. The Bible Society of the Confederate States, organized at Augusta, Ga., in March, 1862, and the State Bible Societies already in existence, labored nobly to provide for the wants of the country. Finding that for the main supply they must rely on importations from abroad, the Confefierce contention, which now desolate your country, with such majesty and mercy that immediately there may be a great calm. You will then understand, my dear sir, that a credit has been granted by our Society to the Bible Society of the Confederate States to the amount of £3,000 free of interest, and that the books will be forwarded as directed to Messrs. Fraser, Trenholm & Co. The first order, which has already reached us, will be executed with as little delay as possible. It will be grati
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)
mmended to the Board to appoint at once, if practicable, a sufficient number of colporteurs to occupy all the important points of rendezvous, and promptly to reach all the soldiers in service in the State; that during the war as many colporteurs as could be profitably employed, and as the means of the Board would admit, be kept in service; that special contributions to colportage should be raised from the Baptist churches, from the community, and even from such persons in other of the Confederate States as may feel interested in the welfare of the soldiers who are gathered from various Southern States to fight their common battles on the soil of Virginia; that steps should be taken to secure the issue 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 the direction of the General Association
ed in the elevation of Abraham Lincoln to the presidency of the United States as fraught with evil to the South, they resolved to assert thoscourse on the eminent Judge McLean, of the Supreme Court of the United States, who was taken away just as the dark shadows began to fall on tpresentation from the domain of the Church in the army of the Confederate States. The very love for justice and righteousness — the intense sfew minutes be set apart for prayer by each individual in the Confederate States, or in States which sympathize with the Southern Confederacy.for good. The prayers were fervent for the prosperity of the Confederate States; for the success of their cause; for those in authority; for inder with the Presbyterians. The religious community of the Confederate States ought to feel encouraged, by these tokens of the Divine powerth crowned our arms at Manassas, and that the people of these Confederate States are invited by appropriate services on the ensuing Sabbath to
r the ingathering from my wheat, oats, and rye patches has been abundant or meager. But God has been good to me in the camp in shielding me against disease, and preserving my health unimpaired, and in taking care of my family, and I desire to make a thank-offering and contribute my mite towards paying the Missionary Debt and relieving the Treasury. The paymaster is now in camp, paying us the first installments for services rendered, Of these first fruits, earned in the service of the Confederate States, I enclose $10 for the Missionary Debt, and the balance for the Advocate, which you will please forward to me here. Here are the genuine fruits of the Spirit; he sends his means to help give the gospel to the destitute, and calls for his pleasant home companion, the religious family paper, to follow him into the camp. Another, sending a contribution for any charitable purpose to which it might be thought best to devote it, says: I am afraid that in the army my feeling has been th
e the conflict on the same ground, and retired next morning, without molestation, across the Potomac. Two attempts, subsequently made by the enemy, to follow you across the river have resulted in his complete discomfiture and being driven back with loss. Achievements such as these demanded much valor and patriotism. History records few examples of greater fortitude and endurance than this army has exhibited; and I am commissioned by the President to thank you, in the name of the Confederate States, for the undying fame you have won for their arms. The valor and endurance of the Southern troops in this campaign are attested by their faithful ministers who labored day and night for their spiritual good. Rev. J. W. Mills, chaplain of a Florida regiment, gives a graphic picture of the havoc of war: Many of our regiment fell in the terrible battle of Sharpsburg. We occupied the centre, where the enemy made his fiercest attack, hoping to break our lines in that vital part
afternoon, when they were turned over to the custody of the United States Marshal, who will consign them to Fort Lafayette. The offence of these ministers was that in the Sunday service they had omitted the prayer for the President of the United States. The following scene is a specimen of what occurred in many parts of the South under Federal rule: As the Rev. H. R. Smith, of Leesburg, Va., came from the pulpit, after the usual Sabbath services, Capt. McCabe, one of Mr. Lincoln's ofd him for disloyalty, objecting to his sermon, his prayer, and chapter read from the Bible. The sermon was written, and, on examination, they were constrained to withdraw their charge against it. But you did not pray for the President of the United States? Mr. Smith replied, No, sir, I prayed, as the Bible directs, for all in authority, and if you consider Mr. Lincoln your President you could join in that prayer. Well, the captain found that he must waive that item of the charge. But your
ng appointed a committee to take into consideration the spiritual wants of the army of the Confederate States, and to report a plan by which the M. E. Church, South, through the agency of its Missionaeached this Board with regard to the destitution of ministerial service in the army of the Confederate States, and believing it to be the duty of the Church to supply as far as possible this deficienc of the M. E. Church, South, establish a branch of its operations in the army of the Confederate States of America, to be called the Army Mission. 2. Resolved, That the Bishops be and are hereby rers in the field. 4. Resolved, That the general missionaries shall cooperate with the Confederate States Bible Society, the various organizations in the several Annual Conferences, and the editors and publishers of religious journals in the Confederate States, in the circulation of the Holy Scriptures and a general religious literature through the army. The other denominations adopted sim
efeat, and that, whether in victory or defeat, our humble supplications are due at his footstool. Now, therefore, I, Jefferson Davis, President of these Confederate States, do issue this, my proclamation, setting apart Friday, the 21st day of August ensuing, as a day of fasting, humiliation, and prayer; and I do hereby invite the people of the Confederate States to repair on that day to their respective places of public worship, and to unite in supplication for the favor and protection of that God who has hitherto conducted us safely through all the dangers that environed us. In faith whereof I have hereunto set my hand and the seal of the ConfederConfederate States, at Richmond, this twenty-fifth day of July, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three. Jefferson Davis. By the President: J. P. Benjamin, Secretary of State. The field of conflict was now full of startling events. General Lee made his grand movement into Pennsylvania, which culminated
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