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and on the march we had frequent seasons of worship.
I preached in a grove near Louisa Court House, and again at Ashland, I well remember, to deeply interested congregations, and as I mingled among our wounded at Cold Harbor (where on the 27th of June, 1862, my regiment, the Thirteenth Virginia, carried into action 306 men and lost 175, killed and wounded), I found a number who referred to those meetings and expressed themselves as deeply affected by them.
Rev. Dr. R. L. Dabney was a gallanes.
I preached four times that day to very large and deeply solemn congregations.
The service at sundown was especially impressive.
It was held on the very ground over which the grand charge of the Confederates was made on the memorable 27th of June, 1862, and was attended by an immense crowd.
It was a beautiful Sabbath eve, and all nature seemed to invite to peace and repose.
But the firing of the pickets in front—the long rows of stacked muskets—the tattered battle-flags which rippled in