But I proposed to take you, kind reader, to some of our meetings.
Let us first visit the battered old town of Fredericksburg in the early weeks of 1863.
We enter at sundown, just as the regiments of Barksdale's Brigade of heroic Missisippian preached to this vast congregation the very night before Hooker crossed the river, bringing on the battles of Second Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville—that, in my closing appeal, I urged them to accept Christ then and there, because they did not k God's people, or profess their faith in Jesus.
There were over 500 professions of conversion in these meetings at Fredericksburg, and the good work extended out into the neighboring brigades, and went graciously on—only temporarily interrupted byd exploded, in the space occupied by that congregation.
When the orders for moving came to A. P. Hill's Corps near Fredericksburg in June, 1863, and put the column in motion for Gettysburg, they found Chaplains J. J. Hyman and E. B. Barrett, of Ge