g to soldiers, but all seemed glad to welcome me among them.
I was acquainted with a large number of the regiment before the war. The first Sabbath after I got there I preached twice, and from that time until I left them, I had a large attendance upon worship, and as good order in my congregations as I ever had at home.
About that time the Rev. Mr. Bell, of Greenville, Alabama, visited the Eighth, which had no chaplain.
He and I preached daily for two weeks. He baptized a Mr. Lee, of Marion, Alabama, the first profession that I saw in the army; though there were many men in the brigade who were Christians before they went to the army, and who maintained their religion.
The chaplains of the brigade soon returned.
We built arbors, and preached regularly to large and attentive congregations—on through the spring this continued—only interrupted by the battle of Chancellorsville.
Then came the campaign to Gettysburg.
I preached thirteen sermons on that campaign, but not more than ha