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horrid evil from the land; and pray Almighty God that our honorable Legislature may have it in their power to proclaim the great jubilee, consistent with the principles of good policy. But no similar declaration has been made by any Southern Baptist State Convention since field-hands rose to $1,000 each, and black infants, at birth, were accounted worth $100. On the contrary, the Southern Baptists have for thirty years been among the foremost champions of slaveholding as righteous and Christian, and the Savannah River Baptist Association in 1835 gravely decided that slave husbands and wives, separated by sale, should be at liberty to take new partners; because such separation, among persons situated as our slaves are, is civilly a separation by death, and they believe that, in the sight of God, it would be so viewed. To forbid second marriages, in such cases, would be to expose the parties not only to greater hardships and stronger temptations, but to church censure for act
Colonel Theodore Lyman, With Grant and Meade from the Wilderness to Appomattox (ed. George R. Agassiz), Index (search)
ulness, 346. Chambliss, John Randolph, Jr., 216. Chanal, colonel de, 178, 179, 191, 193, 199; love of trees, 195. Chapin's farm, 233. Charles City, 156. Chesterfield station, 122. Chickahominy River, 157. Childer's house, 346. City Point, 163; explosion, 209. Civilians, visiting, 145. Clapp, Channing, 23, 241. Cohorns, 135. Cold Harbor, battle of, 118; described, 140. Cold Spring, N. Y., sword for Warren, 25. Collis, Charles Henry Tucky, 247. Commissioners, Christian, 231, 288. Comstock, Cyrus Ballou, 81, 126. Concord, Transcendentalists, 260. Conscription, Rebel, 132. Contrabands, 287. Cook, arrest of the, 88. Cortez, Jose, 23. Counselman, Jacob Henry, 18. Coxe, —, 74. Craig, John Neville, 244. Crawford, Samuel Wylie, 89, 169, 181, 234, 242, 253, 279, 299, 316, 331; portrait, 312. Crittenden, Thomas Leonidas, 116, 128. Crow, —, 172. Cullum, George Washington, 223. Culpeper, Va., cavalry raid, 16. Cummings house, 321. Curtis,
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 2. (ed. Frank Moore), Doc. 22.-Hudson River Baptist Association, report and resolutions, June 19. (search)
re puts the ruling element uppermost and the masses below, and subject to those elements; That less than this is not a Government; That the right to govern resides with a very small minority, and the duty to obey is inherent in the great mass of mankind; And that man's right of property in man is the true corner-stone of a republic and of all permanent social prosperity; therefore, Resolved, That we solemnly abjure, denounce, and resist these doctrines as being essentially Anti-Christian, Pagan, barbarous, and inhuman. Resolved, That we declare it to be our solemn conviction, as Christian men who take the word of God as our rule of faith and practice, that the cause which the Government of the United States is now sustaining by its arms is the cause of righteousness, of freedom, and of humanity, and that for its support we pledge our toils, our prayers, our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor. Resolved, That in the spontaneous uprising of twenty millions of peo
Doc. 160.-a plan of settlement. The New York Journal of Commerce suggests the following plan of settlement: To return to the question of our interrogator: Without knowing or being particularly anxious to know what was his object in asking it, we can devise a way by which our troubles can be settled without more bloodshed: a way, too, which we deem far more honorable and Christian, as well as far more politic and humane, than this wholesale butchery of brethren and kindred, under the plea of enforcing the laws. It is as follows. 1. Let an armistice be agreed on between the two belligerents for three months. 2. Let the Executives of the two powers, by means of Envoys, arrange for a Convention of delegates from each of the thirty-four States now or lately composing the American Union,--said Convention to be held at Louisville, Ky., at such date as may be agreed on; it being understood that the election and sending of such delegates shall in no way prejudice the claims of
n of Colonel Blanton Duncan, of the city of Louisville, R. McKee, of the city of Louisville, was chosen temporary secretary of the Conference. On motion of J. C. Gilbert, of Marshall County, T. S. Bryan, of Christian County, was chosen temporary assistant secretary of the Convention. On motion of Colonel John D. Morris, of Christian County, the counties were called, and the following gentlemen answered to their names:--Caldwell--Dr. W. N. Gaither. Calloway — E. Owen, D. Matthewson. Christian--J. D. Morris, T. S. Bryan. Graves — A. R. Boone. Grayson — J. J. Cunningham. Hardin — H. E. Read, G. W. Maxson. Henry — B. W. Jenkins. Hopkins — L. M. Lowe, C. S. Greene. Jefferson — John Jones. Larue — J. S. Churchill. Logan — R. Browder, G. T. Edwards, W. M. Clark. City of Louisville — J. D. Pope, B. H. Hornsby, J. G. Gorsuch, W. Johnston, E. D. Ricketts, Blanton Duncan, Henry Gray, H. W. Bruce, R. McKee. Marshall — I. C. Gilbert. Marion — G. S. Miller. Mead
at she was a soldier's widow, and he expressed a willingness to appoint me at the next vacancy. But that vacancy would be a little time thence. My mother then made application to the Hon. Isaac Hill, of New Hampshire, who was supposed to be all-powerful in such matters with Jackson's administration. He replied that he would see to it that such appointment was given to the son of a soldier who was his own early friend. But here a difficulty arose. My much loved mother was a very devout Christian, believing in the doctrine of Calvin, and viewing unbelief as the unpardonable sin. I had been very religiously brought up. I had been taught in the Sunday school, and by her, until I was, for my years, fully conversant with the Scriptures. I had committed to memory the four Gospels, and once had recited them at call for a quotation in every part. I knew every word, not even excepting the first eighteen verses of the first chapter of Matthew, where everybody begat everybody else. That c
e most godly people that ever lived, and I firmly believe I was spared in answer to their prayers, I arose from the ground with that conviction, and I believed I was spared, too, that I might have space for repentance, and become a good earnest Christian, and then and there I resolved to become one, and here I am, hoping in God's mercy, Where did your parents attend church? we inquired. My father and mother were members of the old Garden street Reformed Dutch church. Do you know Jim Iwith the profoundest delight. If Jim Irving is not a changed man, I do not know who is. Not a man in the regiment could be found who does not know him and does not believe him to be a Christian. James Irving was once a notoriously wicked man in this city and became, by the grace of God, a most interesting Christian--a meek, humble, modest man as to his spirit, but of towering strength as to the mortal part, and, before going to the army, almost daily in the prayer-meeting.--N. Y. Tribune.
42. bombardment of Vicksburgh. Dedicated with Respect and Admiration to Major-General Earl Van Dorn. For sixty days and upwards A storm of shell and shot Rained round as in a flaming shower, But still we faltered not! “If the noble city perish,” Our grand young leader said, “Let the only walls the foe shall scale Be ramparts of the dead!” For sixty days and upwards The eye of heaven waxed dim, And even throughout God's holy morn, O'er Christian's prayer and hymn, Arose a hissing tumult, As if the fiends of air Strove to engulf the voice of faith In the shrieks of their despair. There was wailing in the houses, There was trembling on the marts, While the tempest raged and thundered, 'Mid the silent thrill of hearts; But the Lord, our shield, was with us, And ere a month had sped, Our very women walked the streets With scarce one throb of dread. And the little children gamboled-- Their faces purely raised, Just for a wondering moment, As the huge bombs whirled and blazed I T
d), relieved Phelps, and continued firing for an hour and a half; the enemy, behind ledges of rocks some thirty or forty paces in our front, making a stubborn resistance and attempting to charge on the least cessation of our fire. About dusk Col. Christian's brigade of Ricketts's division came up and relieved Doubleday's brigade, which fell back into line behind Phelps's. Christian's brigade continued the action for thirty or forty minutes, when the enemy retired, after having made an attempt tChristian's brigade continued the action for thirty or forty minutes, when the enemy retired, after having made an attempt to flank us on the left, which was repulsed by the 75th N. Y. and 7th Ind. The remaining brigade of Ricketts's division (Gen. Hartsuff's) was moved up in the centre, and connected Meade's left with Doubleday's right. We now had possession of the summit of the first ridge, which commanded the turnpike on both sides of the mountain, and the troops were ordered to hold their positions until further orders, and slept on their arms. Late in the afternoon Gen. Gibbon, with his brigade and one s
531, 536. Chambliss, Capt., 372. Charlestown, W. Vs., 193-195. 621-624. Chartres, Duc de, 145. Chase, Sec., attitude toward McClellan, 157, 159, 203, 479, 480; extracts from diary, 159, 160 ; urges McClellan's removal, 489 ; erroneous statement, 533 ; report of cabinet meeting, 544. Cheat Mountain, Va., 63. Chickahominy river, Va., 123, 241, 337, 340-343, 346-351, 354, 355, 358, 362-368, 376-379, 382, 385-390, 393-399, 402-401, 410-429, 443, 448, 468, 469, 505-508, 540, 551. Christian, Col., 581. Clark, Capt., 578, 605. Clarke, Gen. H. F., 83, 114, 130, 131. Cluseret, Gen., offers services, 143. Coast expedition, plans, 205, 206. Cockletown, Va., 260. Coggins's Point, Va., 491, 493. Coggswell, Col., 171, 185, 190. Colburn, Col. A. V., at Washington, 90, 123; Yorktown, 308, 311, 315 ; Pope's campaign, 537. Cold Harbor-see Gaines's Mill. Colston, Gen., 324. Comstock, Lieut. C. R., 124. Confederacy, proclaimed, 38; prepared 39. Congress, Federal, than
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