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; the singing had a cheering effect. Upon further experience in the company, I found many of the young men to be of high character, good education, and some ten or twelve to be real, active Christians. From the first, great watchfulness and care required lest the reading of the word and use of prayer should be slighted or neglected—which was the experience of many; found need of watch and pray. This week so busily engaged in moving about, had no opportunities for prayermeetings. On the second Sabbath enjoyed two prayer-meetings, and which continued the general rule ever after in the company, when external circumstances would allow of it; and the attendance in our company was always good. And it shall never be forgotten how grandly impressive were those meetings in the open air; a bayonet stuck in the ground for our candlestick, and speakers and hearers seated on the ground or on sticks of wood, while deep attention was generally given to the word of God and the supplications to
motion a course of action the results of which will never be known until the judgment. The idea flashed upon my mind, just what we need, concert of action. The soldiers of Christ in the army must be brought together and stand breast to breast. I arrived at camp at 4 o'clock next morning. The association was organized with six members; the next night about twenty joined, the next forty, until the number soon reached two or three hundred. A nightly prayer-meeting was organized. On the third night, when an opportunity was afforded for remarks, a man of about forty years of age arose and, trembling with emotion, said he was a backslider; asked us to pray for him. Another said he felt, he knew, he was a sinner, and plead with us to pray. My heart beat against my ribs with joy. I saw joy written upon the countenance of every Christian. God was blessing us, and we were encouraged to proceed. A temporary protection was made, and we continued our services day and night. The briga
imagine every chaplain who supplies you material in this form may make quite as long a list, and will do so unless they undertake your work of writing the history. But I hope you will permit candor and truth to override politeness in pronouncing judgment upon our personal and official defects. Very truly yours, A. C. Hopkins. Copy of a letter from General T. J. Jackson to Colonel S. Bassett French, dated near Fredericksburg, April 15, 1863. Dear Colonel: Your letter of 13th instant was received yesterday, and your telegram to Mr. Smith was also received; and he, by the signal-line, inquired of Mr. Hopkins's physician respecting his health, and it is improving. This improvement we have known for several days. He is too valuable to us to admit of not being carefully looked after. You will give yourself no concern respecting his being taken care of. He is in a comfortable house, and he will continue to be well cared for. Very truly your friend, T. J. Jackson.
can get something out of it. I baptized about two hundred while I was in the army, two years, but nearly half of them were men of other brigades than my own, and converted under the ministry of other men. The Lord bless you in your good work, Yours fraternally, J. J. D. Renfroe. From Captain M. M. Jones, united States army. city of Utica, New York, January 29, 1867. J. Wm. Jones: Dear Sir: Being a subscriber to the Richmond Religious Herald, I read your card of the 17th instant, and for some reason hardly describable am disposed to write you. I have a notion that a religious history of your Army Northern Virginia will be a highly interesting and useful book. My personal intercourse with the men (a few of them) who composed that army impressed my mind with the fact that religious interests were much better and more generally attended to than in some armies I have seen. As a prisoner it became a necessity for me to march from Second Bull Run battle-field to Ri
message from the general asking how I would like to make his Headquarters my home and his division my field of labor. Sunday, 22d of October, General Gordon attended my preaching in Terry's Brigade, and invited me to his quarters next day. On the 24th he assigned me to his division, which was now composed of Terry's, Evans's and the Louisiana Brigades. Brothers See, Booker, Gilmore and Williams were in Terry's Brigade; Brother Smith, of the Sixtieth Georgia, in Evans's; and in the Louisiana Br Trimble's Division, Rev. J. William Jones from Early's Division, Rev. W. C. Power from D. H. Hill's Division, Rev. F. M. Kennedy from A. P. Hill's Division, and Rev. B. T. Lacy. Resolved, That this body, after adjournment, meet here on Tuesday, 24th inst., at 11 A. M. Resolved, That a committee of three be appointed to designate the time and place of meeting in case we cannot assemble as above determined. Rev. J. P. Garland and Rev. J. William Jones, of Fourth Brigade, Early's Divisio
on badge for chaplains was continued, with instructions to report at next meeting what sort of badge the chaplains should wear, if any, and its cost. The question, Where ought chaplains to be in battle? was somewhat agitated, but left for the next meeting. Brother J. N. Bouchelle, of Thirteenth South Carolina, agreed to go to the hospital this week, and Brother Geo. Slaughter, Fifty-eighth Virginia, next week. The meeting then adjourned with the benediction, to meet on next Saturday, 25th inst., in this church, to hear Rev. Wm. N. Pendleton, D. D., on the chaplaincy. L. C. Vass, Clerk. Sixth session. round Oak Church, April 25, 1863. According to adjournment the chaplains met to-day to hear Rev. Wm. N. Pendleton on the chaplaincy. He did not appear, and Brother F. M. Kennedy, the last chairman, preached from Rom. XIV. 7, For none of us liveth to himself. He presented the law of mutual dependence, which pervades all nature, and is especially seen among intelligen
e an address at the close of my sermon. A large crowd pressed into the chapel, and many stood under the eaves about the door, while many had to retire on account of the rain. I began to think the young man was nearly right. It was evident that the services had made some impression. In a little while I learned that many men and messes had said they felt ashamed of their evil practice, and many messes covenanted, some under fines, to abstain from so vicious a habit. On the morning of the 26th, after our assault upon the enemy's lines at Fort Steadman, the following gratifying incident occurred: I was passing through one of our Petersburg hospitals, looking up all the wounded of my own division, when I was attracted by a remark which seemed addressed to no one particularly: That's my little chaplain. I looked around; saw a young man wounded; spoke to him, and learned that he belonged to the Louisiana Brigade, and also to that splendid band of soldiers whose conduct on that mornin
and independence; and that He will graciously hearken to us, while we ascribe to Him the power and the glory of our deliverance. Given under my hand and the seal of the Confederate States, at Richmond, this 26th day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixtyfour. Jefferson Davis. [L. S.] By the President: J. P. Benjamin, Secretary. Letter from Stonewall Jackson. near Fredericksburg, April 1o, 1863. My Dear Sir: Your letter of the 27th ultimo, informing me that, at the recent meeting of the Home Missionary Society of the Baltimore Annual Conference, at Churchville, Augusta county, Virginia, I was constituted a life-director of said society, has been received. I appreciate the honor conferred, and hope that I may yet be privileged to be present at your deliberations for advancing the great missionary cause. The harvest is abundant; and my prayer is, that we may all labor with burning zeal for the glorious cause for which our
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ll, where nearly all the artillery battalions were encamped, in order to get forage conveniently for the horses, while the main army was encamped near Orange Court House. Here, from the first, our prayer-meetings were continued regularly, and our association was reorganized and conducted with renewed interest and zeal. We had lost our previous chaplain, Rev. Mr. T. M. Niven, who was compelled to leave the army on account of an asthmatic affection, early in the fall. His place was now, January 14, supplied by the Rev. H. M. White, who continued with us, ministering in the word and oft sharing our duties, till the end of the war; all cheerfully bear testimony to his zeal and efficiency in the Master's cause. He was universally beloved and respected and will ever be most kindly remembered. As we were expecting to remain quiet for some time, the proposition was made in our association that we build a chapel, and the men at once got to work and in a short time, though under great dif
pe and gratitude must be my sufficient reward in this life. Brother Tebbs having returned from furlough, he and I began frequent services. I also organized a Bible-class in the brigade court-martial room, which, designed primarily for my own regiment, was opened also to any persons. We commenced with about thirty members, and met twice a week at night. In the course of time I had the joy of welcoming nearly every member of that class into a profession of Christ. By the latter part of February a very general interest in religion had spread throughout the brigade. Chaplains were more devoted; congregations larger; but not many taking decided stand for the Lord in public. Chaplains of the brigade, and indeed of the division, began to grow acquainted, interested in each other and co-operative. We discussed the idea of holding stated meetings for mutual prayer and conference. Some of us visited our honored corps-commander and conversed with him regarding such measures, and were g
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