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Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume I. 566 0 Browse Search
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C. Edwards Lester, Life and public services of Charles Sumner: Born Jan. 6, 1811. Died March 11, 1874. 360 0 Browse Search
Alfred Roman, The military operations of General Beauregard in the war between the states, 1861 to 1865 298 0 Browse Search
A Roster of General Officers , Heads of Departments, Senators, Representatives , Military Organizations, &c., &c., in Confederate Service during the War between the States. (ed. Charles C. Jones, Jr. Late Lieut. Colonel of Artillery, C. S. A.) 298 0 Browse Search
Hon. J. L. M. Curry , LL.D., William Robertson Garrett , A. M. , Ph.D., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 1.1, Legal Justification of the South in secession, The South as a factor in the territorial expansion of the United States (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 272 0 Browse Search
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rgest, the distillers, in one year, consumed 31,000 bushels of grain, enough to furnish 600 families with food for the same period. While the commissioners, appointed by the court of that county to procure grain to feed the families of soldiers, could not purchase enough for that purpose, the smoke of fifty distilleries darkened the air; meanwhile, the cries of the poor mothers and helpless children went up in vain for bread. The same was the case in other States. In one District in South Carolina 150 distilleries were in operation. A gentleman in North Carolina said he could count 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 6
fame. A lady, writing from the hospital at Culpeper Courthouse, says: I have lost four of my patients. Three of them died rejoicing in Jesus. They were intelligent, noble, godly young men. One from Virginia said to me as he was dying, Sing me a hymn. I repeated, Jesus, lover of my soul. He remarked, Where else but in Jesus can a poor sinner trust? Just as he passed away, he looked up and said, Heaven is so sweet to me; and to the presence of Jesus he went. Another from South Carolina seemed very happy, and sung with great delight, Happy day, when Jesus washed my sins away. Young B., of Virginia, was resigned, and even rejoiced at the near prospect of death. He repeated the line, How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord. His end was peace. One of these young men had determined to enter the Christian ministry. While many engaged in these works of mercy in the hospitals, others toiled at home as earnestly for the benefit of the soldiers, who were supplie
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)
nthly papers were issued, The soldiers' paper, at Richmond, Va.. and The army and Navy Herald, at Macon, Ga., 40,000 copies of which were circulated every month throughout the armies. In addition to these, there were other associations of a like character successfully at work in this wide and inviting field. The Georgia Bible and Colportage Society, Rev. F. M. Haygood, Agent, was actively engaged in the work of printing and circulating tracts in the armies of the Southwest. The South Carolina Tract Society was an earnest ally in the holy cause, and sent out its share of tracts to swell the vast number scattered like leaves of the tree of life all over the land. The presses in every great commercial centre were busy in throwing off religious reading of every description, and yet so great was the demand that the supply was unequal to it during the whole of the war. At Richmond, Raleigh, Columbia, Charleston, Augusta, Mobile, Macon, Atlanta, and other cities, good men labored
of battles. Many noble sacrifices were laid on the altar in this battle. Generals Bee and Bartow, Col. Egbert Jones, of the 4th Alabama, Col. Johnson, of South Carolina, and a host of other noble patriots, laid down their lives for the cause of the South. A young Georgian of Bartow's brigade said, as he lay dying on this bloy God. The feeling of dependence on God pervaded all classes. When the great victory was announced in the Confederate Congress, a Christian statesman from South Carolina arose in his place and offered the following: 1. Resolved, That we recognize the hand of the Most High God, the King of kings, and Lord of lords, in theen. Every new regiment that went to the army had some token of the deep concern felt by the home folks for its religious welfare. When the 7th regiment of South Carolina was about to leave home for the seat of war, the colored members of the Methodist Church in the town of Aiken presented to the chaplain, Rev. J. M. Carlisle,
Among the cheering signs of good among the soldiers was their earnest desire to procure Bibles and Testaments, or any part, indeed, of the Word of God. In the close of the winter, Rev. E. A. Bolles, General Agent of the Bible Societies in South Carolina, said, in speaking of his work: Three months ago I commenced the work of distribution among the soldiers on our coast under the auspices of the Executive Committee of the South Carolina Bible Convention.. During this time several thousaSouth Carolina Bible Convention.. During this time several thousand copies of the Scriptures have been given away to needy and grateful soldiers, and thousands of copies are yet needed to meet the demand. I may safely say that twenty thousand copies are needed for distribution among the soldiers on the coast. I therefore earnestly appeal to the benevolent for funds to procure the Scriptures, so that the good work so successfully begun may be continued until every destitute soldier is supplied with the Word of Life. To this gentleman the chaplain of the
this account, one of the purest, bravest men of our immortalized Confederate army. When he bade adieu to his family, he said: If we meet no more on earth, let us meet in heaven. In his letters home he often said: I never go into battle without feelings prepared to meet my God. On the morning of his last battle he arranged for the disposal of his effects as if he fully expected to fall. Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord. On the same field fell Major James Harvey Dingle, of South Carolina. He was a true Christian soldier. His Colonel said of him: He was one of the bravest men I ever saw. He did not know what fear was. He was killed near me, and I took the flag from his hand as he was dying; he died without a groan, and looked as if he was sleeping. He was blessed by the men and officers, and was a kind, courteous, efficient, and accomplished officer; his loss to the Legion (Hampton) is great. His name will be cherished by the sons of Carolina so long as the good, patr
up all the bright prospects which opened before him in the civil service of his country, and cast his lot among the patriots of the army. His death was mourned with a sincere sorrow throughout the South. In the death of Gen. Maxcy Gregg, of South Carolina, the country lost one of its ablest and bravest soldiers. He had been in the struggle from the first note of war at Sumter, and gave his labors and his life to a cause which he regarded as one of the holiest for which a man could die. Th knapsacks. One generous lad, supposed to belong to the 14th South Carolina volunteers, catching hold of the singletrees of the ambulance, exclaimed, We will carry them back to old Virginia. In less time than it takes to tell it, thirty of South Carolina's bravest sons were up to their waists in the water, bearing their comrades safely over the river, ambulance and all — the sad and gloomy countenances of the unfortunates seeming almost to forget their wounds as they caught up the strain, Oh,
in the great work of those already gone. On the march, in the hospital, and on the tented field-at all times and in every place-these men of God should be with our brave soldiers. The action of other Churches was equally prompt and efficient. The Baptist Board of Domestic Missions set the sister Churches a noble example. At the General Convention, twenty-six missionaries were reported as laborers in the army-one in Florida; two in Alabama and North Carolina, respectively; three in South Carolina; four in Mississippi, Georgia, and Virginia, respectively; and six in Tennessee-and the Board determined to increase the number to the extent of men and means offering. These missionaries moved from camp to camp, and sometimes accompanied the troops on long marches, conversing with the men, distributing tracts, Testaments, religious papers, holding meetings for prayer and exhortation, and preaching as they found it convenient. One feature of this army work deserves special notice. T
ive of the circumstances under which our devout soldiers often worshiped God. During a seven-days' bombardment of Jackson, Miss., a scene occurred that shows with what a calm faith men worship God in the midst of danger and death. All day long a storm of shot and shell had rained upon the city. As the night shades were covering the wounded, dying, and dead, writes an officer of the 26th South Carolina, General Evans' brigade, our zealous and beloved chaplain. Rev. W. S. Black, of the South Carolina Conference, gave notice to the different commanders of companies that he would like to have a word of prayer with and for them, indicating the centre of the line as the most suitable place. It would have made your heart glad to see those brave and half-starved soldiers (who had had but one meal a day for several days, and at this time were breaking their fast for the first time that day,) throwing down their victuals and flocking to the indicated spot. The Chaplain gave out his hymn, a
ve escaped us, the Conferences of the M. E. Church, South, emulated other Churches in sending forth laborers into the great harvest. Rev. Dr. Myers, of the Southern Christian Advocate, in noticing these facts, says: The Mississippi Conference appointed one missionary and two chaplains to the army; Memphis, one missionary and six chaplains; Alabama, four missionaries and twelve chaplains; Florida, one missionary and two chaplains; Georgia, eight missionaries and eight chaplains; South Carolina, thirteen chaplains; North Carolina, two missionaries and eight chaplains; Virginia, two missionaries and twenty chaplains. Here are nineteen missionaries and seventy-one chaplains from these eight Conferences. Of course, the Conferences beyond our lines furnish a number also; but except in the case of the General Missionaries, sent out by the Parent Board, we can give no guess even as to their numbers. The Georgia Conference determined, if possible, to furnish one missionary to eac
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