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Alabama (Alabama, United States) (search for this): chapter 10
en. It was a touching scene to see the stern veteran of many a hard-fought field, who would not hesitate to enter the deadly breach or charge the heaviest battery, trembling under the power of Divine truth, and weeping tears of bitter penitence over a misspent life. This was the thirty-first day of the meeting, and up to this time there had been one hundred and twelve public professions of conversion, while there were upwards of a hundred still seeking the way of life. Brother Carroll, of Alabama—missionary of our Domestic Mission Board—has been assisting in the meetings, and has baptized already about twenty-five, while others are awaiting the ordinance. Most of the rest have connected themselves with other denominations. Brother Owen, under whose direction the meetings have been conducted, is a real, whole-souled, working chaplain, and I only wish we had many more such. That night the brigade (Barksdale's) received marching orders, but Brother Owen persisted that the Lord woul
King George county (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 10
that out of the whole number in it (115), there is hardly a single man who is not a professor of faith in Jesus, or in some degree an inquirer for the way of life. He states also that some seventeen have been baptized, not into communion with any particular denomination, but with Christ's people. The revival alluded to by Captain Kirkpatrick was one of the most powerful enjoyed in the army at this time. The meetings were conducted by Rev. Hugh Roy Scott, an Episcopal clergyman of King George county, who described the work of grace in a tract which was published by the Evangelical Tract Society, of Petersburg, and which contains so many details of interest that I insert it in full, as follows: Camp Nineveh. By Rev. Hugh Roy Scott. Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, saith the Lord of hosts. Zech. IV. 6. During the month of October, 1862, it was my privilege to witness one of the most remarkable spiritual awakenings that has ever occurred in this country. I
Headquarters (Washington, United States) (search for this): chapter 10
etc., and distributing thousands of pages of tracts, and many Bibles and Testaments, and performing much other labor which may not be written here, but whose record is on high. Carefully compiled statistics show that, in the fall and winter of 1862-63, and spring of 1863, there were, at the very lowest estimate, at least 1,500 professions of conversion in Lee's army. I must omit a vast amount of material which I had collected concerning this period, and insert only the following: Headquarters, Forty-Fourth Virginia Regiment, April 15. Revivals of religion are contagious. There are times in the history of the Church when God seems to be more willing to give His Holy Spirit to them that ask Him than at others; therefore sinners are commanded to repent, that their sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord. The same gracious Heavenly Father that has owned and revived His work at Fredericksburg, and in other portions of the
Charlottesville (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 10
lenged in leaded type and editorial columns, what can I do? Yet what are the terms of the challenge? A brief and spirited communication. My dear sir, I compromise. I consent to be brief, but to be spirited is more than I dare engage. By special invitation from an officer in the Second Virginia Regiment, I once before set out to preach to the Stonewall Brigade; but General Jackson was up too early for me. I arrived at noon to learn that he had marched at dawn. So I returned to Charlottesville, and in a few days met in the hospital some to whom I had hoped to preach in camp, while others, alas! had passed forever beyond the reach of any earthly ministry! In my late visit, it was my high privilege to preach six times to crowds of men eager to hear the Gospel. Five of these sermons were to the Stonewall Brigade; the first, Saturday night. The camp was muddy, the air harsh, the night dark—just the night to chill the preacher with forebodings of empty seats and cheerless ser
Front Royal (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 10
strewn with their dead and dying comrades. This, and the uncertainty of the future to themselves, produced a serious, thoughtful frame of mind, which pervaded nearly the whole army. Nearly all seemed disposed to converse on the subject of religion, and freely admitted that it was a matter of the deepest importance. On the 4th day of October, the reserved artillery, under command of Brigadier-General Pendleton, moved to Camp Nineveh, about twelve miles from Winchester, on the road to Front Royal. Here they halted for four weeks, in one of the most beautiful regions of the State. Besides the natural beauties of the place, it was rendered more attractive to us from the fact of General Muhlenburg, of the Revolutionary War, having officiated as a clergyman in a church in the immediate vicinity. On the first evening after our arrival here, I held the first of a series of services, that were kept up, when the weather permitted it, every evening during the stay of the army in this
Fredericksburg, Va. (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 10
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...]
Staunton, Va. (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 10
of the battle, we found a number who had recently found Jesus. But, of course, the active campaign, the battle, and the severe winter weather which was now upon us, seriously hindered regular preaching and out-door service, and it was some time before any of the brigades had chapels, while several changes of camp prevented some of us from having chapels at all this winter. But the revival spirit manifested itself in a number of the brigades during the winter and following spring. Staunton, Virginia, October 28. I have for six days been aiding in a protracted meeting at this place. Hundreds of soldiers pass here every day, returning to the army, while quite as many sick are coming in to take the cars. Besides, there are here several large hospitals, well filled. Thus our meetings were well attended by soldiers—the church filled every night. Quite a number asked for prayer, a few of whom found the Saviour; but having to go right on to the army, they were not received into t
Orange Court House (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 10
Ryland, who for a year has been giving himself to the work. A. E. D. I have recently closed a protracted meeting in my regiment, which resulted in about ten conversions. F. Mccarthy, Chaplain Seventh Virginia Regiment. A correspondent of one of our exchanges says: I have never heard tenderer, more fervent or more importunate prayers, than in the tent, or rough bivouac, or in the woods. Elder A. B. Campbell, chaplain of the Ninth Georgia Regiment, writes from camp near Orange Court House, Virginia, November 10, to his parents: From the time we left the Peninsula until now, we have never suffered an opportunity to hold meetings to pass unimproved. Many souls have been converted, and Christians in the army have been greatly revived, and many who had fearfully backslidden have been reclaimed. Two of these young men have fallen in battle. As one of them fell at Manassas, he turned his dying eyes to his companions, and said: Write to mother, and tell all the family to meet me
Selma (Alabama, United States) (search for this): chapter 10
iles and Rev. Mr. Coulling have been with us, and Rev. Dr. Burrows is with us at present. Rev. M. D. Anderson, colporter in the army, an employee of Brother A. E. Dickinson, has been with us for several days. In the early part of the meeting he supplied me with a variety of tracts, which I was much in need of, and which I trust have exerted a good influence in this brigade. He also gave me a number of Testaments, which the soldiers truly were glad to obtain. Brother W. H. Carroll, of Selma, Alabama, who is also a colporter in the army, has rendered us good service. The brethren in the brigade have been very faithful. We ask an interest in the prayers of our Christian friends, and earnestly desire that the convicting and converting power of the Holy Spirit may be felt throughout our army. W. B. Owen, Chaplain Seventeenth Mississippi Regiment. Rev. Mr. Owen was unquestionably one of the most devoted, laborious and efficient chaplains whom we had in the army, and held a warm p
Providence, R. I. (Rhode Island, United States) (search for this): chapter 10
t I am pardoned. I exhorted him to confess all to his family, and to make a fresh consecration of himself to his Saviour. And as I thought of his experience, and that of his friend, I could not but be impressed by the mysterious way in which God works. He had here made use of a backslider to lead a wicked companion to Jesus, and then used the converted man to lead the backslider to repentance. One other interesting incident, in like manner illustrating God's gracious and mysterious Providence, I will mention. One evening, just before night, a large body of troops marched by our camp. In one of the regiments was a very intelligent young man, from Norfolk, who, not being able, on account of sickness, to keep up with his regiment, stopped at our camp to rest, about the usual hour for service. He listened with the deepest interest to the preached word. I dwelt, in my sermon, on God's mysterious dealings with His people, and endeavored to show His faithfulness in afflicting us,
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