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J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Chapter 1: religious elements in the army. (search)
ent. Some religious soldiers state that such is the pious influence in their companies, they believe themselves improved instead of injured by the camp. O that this could be said of all! Rev. Dr. Cross writes from the Walker Legion, near Fredericksburg, to the Nashville Christian Advocate: A young man who, being slightly unwell, has spent a few days under the hospitable roof of Rev. Dr. Broaddus in town, returned to camp this morning happily converted to God. When I said to one of the EdgeThus, in one vacation, this college has cheerfully sacrificed one-fifth of its fighting force in defence of its country. Of the North Carolina soldiers now in Virginia, some thirty were baptized recently by Rev. W. F. Broaddus, D. D., of Fredericksburg, and six by Brother Bagby, chaplain of the Fortieth Virginia Regiment. A correspondent writes to the Southern Churchman from Headquarters Artillery, Camp Pendleton, near Centreville: Our chapel is completed, and last Sunday was well fille
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Chapter 2: influence of Christian officers. (search)
o the army, by whose valor such splendid results have been achieved. His dispatch announcing his great victory at Fredericksburg contains the brief, but significant sentence—Thanks be to God. The following extracts from an order which he issuefortitude, valor and devotion displayed by them, which, under the blessing of Almighty God, have added the victory of Fredericksburg to the long list of their triumphs. That this great result was achieved with a loss small in point of numbers oness you! and give you wisdom for your important and arduous duties. On the death of Randolph Fairfax, who fell at Fredericksburg, General Lee, who highly appreciated the manly virtues of this young soldier of the cross, wrote the following lettere of our beloved country. R. E. Lee, General. In a private letter to his wife General, Lee wrote: camp near Fredericksburg, May 1, 1863. In addition to the death of officers and friends consequent upon the late battle, you will see that
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Chapter 3: influence of Christian officers—continued. (search)
n of our Chaplains' Association. He was accustomed to say, when hearing accounts of religious matters in the army which pleased him: That is good—very good—we ought to thank God for that. I remember one day, when walking over from near Hamilton's Crossing to a meeting of our Chaplains' Association, that General Jackson overtook me (riding alone, as was his frequent habit), and, inquiring where I was going, he promptly dismounted, and throwing his bridle over his arm walked with me several rust that, if any should have denominational feelings, they will not be in the way of advancing a common and glorious cause. Let us go some bright Sabbath morning to that cluster of tents in the grove across the Massaponax, not far from Hamilton's Crossing. Seated on the rude logs, or on the ground, may be seen fifteen hundred or two thousand men, with upturned faces, eagerly drinking in the truths of the Gospel. That reverent worshipper that kneels in the dust during prayer, or listens wi
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Chapter 4: influence of Christian officers—concluded. (search)
God more and better, and die to meet him in our home above. What a blessed ministry did we anticipate in his! How full of the promise of usefulness were his amiable, attractive qualities, his accurate and increasing attainments, and his quiet, yet earnest, active piety. But I must say no more, though of this subject my heart and head are full. Our victory is great. Again let us turn to God —may His goodness lead us to new repentance and obedience. Now Rev. James P. Smith, of Fredericksburg, Virginia.J. P. S. God was good in giving this son, good in making him what he was, and no less good in taking him away, just when and as He did. The belief is sincerely entertained that neither vanity nor ostentation prompts to this effort to perpetuate his memory. But as it was the ruling desire of his heart to make this bad world better, and as the bitterest grief of his parents on account of his early death flows from the consideration that he did not accomplish this by living,
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Chapter 5: Bible and colportage work. (search)
in almost as furiously as if storming the enemy's breastworks. Another narrates the following: As some of the Confederate troops were marching through Fredericksburg, Virginia, with bristling bayonets and rumbling artillery, a fair lady appeared on the steps of a dark brown mansion, her arms filled with Testaments, which with aged. Pray for me. Yours truly, T. Hume. March 12, 1863. Brother M. D. Anderson: I have for some time been aiding in a revival now in progress at Fredericksburg, at which upwards of sixty soldiers have professed conversion. Last night about one hundred asked for the prayers of Christians. A great work is going on. prepare me to be faithful to souls! Rev. M. D. Anderson furnishes us with an interesting account of the great revival which for weeks has been progressing in Fredericksburg among the soldiers. Scores there have become obedient to the faith. A. E. D. April 30, 1863. Rev. Perry Hawkins, writing to the Confederate Baptist,
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Chapter 7: work of the chaplains and missionaries. (search)
issionaries, and indeed of all Christian workers of the evangelical denominations. The gifted and lamented Dr. Wm. J. Hoge thus wrote of a visit he made to Fredericksburg in the spring of 1863, during the great revival in Barksdale's Mississippi Brigade: The Rev. Dr. Burrows, of the First Baptist Church, Richmond, was to have p report of this first meeting, which I wrote for the Religious Herald at the time, will give the facts more accurately than I could now recall them: near Hamilton's Crossing, March 19. Dear Brethren: We had, on last Monday, a meeting of the chaplains of our corps (Jackson's) which proved exceedingly interesting, and resulted,om the army. At this very time a most interesting and extensive work of grace is in progress amongst the troops stationed in and around the desolated city of Fredericksburg. The evidences of God's love and mercy are thus brought into immediate and striking contrast with the marks of the cruelty and barbarity of men. Brethren,
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Chapter 8: eagerness of the soldiers to hear the Gospel. (search)
it. But I proposed to take you, kind reader, to some of our meetings. Let us first visit the battered old town of Fredericksburg in the early weeks of 1863. We enter at sundown, just as the regiments of Barksdale's Brigade of heroic Missisippian preached to this vast congregation the very night before Hooker crossed the river, bringing on the battles of Second Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville—that, in my closing appeal, I urged them to accept Christ then and there, because they did not k God's people, or profess their faith in Jesus. There were over 500 professions of conversion in these meetings at Fredericksburg, and the good work extended out into the neighboring brigades, and went graciously on—only temporarily interrupted byd exploded, in the space occupied by that congregation. When the orders for moving came to A. P. Hill's Corps near Fredericksburg in June, 1863, and put the column in motion for Gettysburg, they found Chaplains J. J. Hyman and E. B. Barrett, of Ge
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Chapter 10: revivals in the Lower Valley and around Fredericksburg. (search)
0: revivals in the Lower Valley and around Fredericksburg. Even the brief season of comparative qade, stationed in the battered old town of Fredericksburg—a work which, begun not long after the batwas my own privilege to go frequently into Fredericksburg (especially when my regiment would be on p was my privilege on last Tuesday to visit Fredericksburg and participate in the exercises of the glis further concerning the great revival in Fredericksburg: I remember that the night before the ee river, bringing on the battles of Second Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville, I preached to a packescription of his visit to the camps about Fredericksburg, that I give it in full, although I have a company with the Rev. B. T. Lacy to visit Fredericksburg and its battle-ground. When General Jackseral incidents connected with our visit to Fredericksburg on which I would like to dwell, if time seher that has owned and revived His work at Fredericksburg, and in other portions of the army, has at[5 more...]
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Chapter 11: the great revival along the Rapidan. (search)
e are not such opportunities for preaching as there were some months ago at Fredericksburg, yet I meet a hearty welcome and rejoice in the work. My heart warms towareeting, and after a very excellent sermon from Rev. B. T. Lacy, formerly of Fredericksburg, most interesting reports were made, showing that a high state of religioushristian. John H. Tomkies, Chaplain Seventh Florida Regiment. camp near Fredericksburg, law's Brigade, August 17. Messrs. Editors: I write to inform you of an k of saving souls—the souls of our brave soldiers.—A. E. D. camp near Hamilton's Crossing, August 27, 1863. A glorious revival is going on in Major Henry's Batl change had passed over the army from the quiet and regular meetings at Hamilton's Crossing to the bustle and activity of an invasive campaign. The chaplains had bther Dickinson: After receiving my commission as evangelist, I proceeded to Fredericksburg, where I labored with the Eighth and Ninth Georgia Regiments, who were quar
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)
es of illustrations of this point, but must content myself now with the story of Richard Kirkland, the humane hero of Fredericksburg, as it is told by the gallant soldier and able jurist, General J. B. Kershaw, of South Carolina (now Judge Kershaw), As Lieutenant Ezekiel Pickens Miller, of the Seventeenth Mississippi Regiment, fell mortally wounded on the field of Fredericksburg, he exclaimed: Tell my father and mother not to grieve for me, for I am going to a better world than this. Can I dit which animated him and the rest of the army on the eve of that great campaign: in the trenches, four miles from Fredericksburg, April 30, 1863. My Dear Mother: The battle of Fredericksburg, to all appearances, is, like Manassas, to have a duitten by his adjutant and intimate friend, Captain W. Gordon McCabe, it is said of him, while in winter-quarters near Fredericksburg in 1862-63: He spent the winter much as he had done the last, attending to the administration of affairs in cam
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