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J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Appendix no. 2: the work of grace in other armies of the Confederacy. (search)
arm of the other. The young preacher, who had been very recently ordained by Bishop Paine, if I mistake not, while on furlough to his home in North Mississippi, said in dying, God has always been with me, and is with me now. Perry, his brother, was hopeful of recovery, and said to me, Pray for me specially that I may get well to support my poor widowed mother and sisters. But he was not afraid to die. He wished all his mother's family to live so that they should finally live in heaven. Cornelius and Perry Hardin were lovely and pleasant in their lives and in death they were not divided. We buried them side by side in their soldier blankets in a beautiful grove of oaks near where they left earth for heaven. I wrote their mother and sisters of their last hours and resting place, dreading to receive a reply. But when the missive came it breathed so much sweetness out of woe and faith and hope in God and the reunion in heaven that I thanked God that there are such noble mothers to