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Wednesday 01 Apr 2020

Confederate Devotions

The GREAT revival in the Confederate Army, during the period from 1861 to 1865, is one of the most unique revivals in American history. Some call it The Third Great Awakening. This work of Divine Grace first appeared in camps and hospitals around Richmond. When the army moved, the revival was greatly accelerated. Services were conducted through the week in units by chaplains and missionaries sent by various denominations. General John B. Gordon, who actively participated in the revival, tells us that in every camp religious altars were erected around which ragged soldiers knelt and worshiped: "The religious revivals which ensued formed a most remarkable and important chapter in war history. Rocks and woods rang with appeals to holiness. Thousands became soldiers of the Cross." The reports of the revival read like a roster of the Southern Army spreading from company to regiment, regiment to brigade, brigade to division, and from division to army corps. Go back in time as each week actual historical tracts, devotions, and newspaper articles will be posted here with a transcript and a collectible download!

BOOK: The Great Revival which Prevailed in the Southern Armies 

In the Enemies Lines PDF Print E-mail
Written by Eric Rudd   
Friday, 14 December 2012 11:24

No. 49

By A Virginia Lady

On my way a few evenings since, to the house of God, I heard a lady accost a soldier friend with the question; Where is your mother?  “In the enemy’s lines,” was the reply. I doubt not a cloud was on the brow and a darker cloud overshadowed the heart of that son as he thought of one whom he loved so tenderly being in the enemy’s lines. Soldier! Where are you? You are nobly defending your country against an enemy that has trampled upon her rights, deprived you of your home, and despoiled you of your inheritance. But you too are “in a enemy’s lines.” Does no mother’s sister’s heart ache for you? Yours is an enemy more subtle than those now invading our land. He is trampling upon rights more valuable than your national ones-the rights of serving your God. He is seeking to deprive you of your eternal home and to despoil you of your everlasting inheritance. Will you not enlist under the banner of the Kings of Kings-gird on the armor that He who rules in Heaven offers you, and drive that enemy from his stronghold in your heart? Intervention is tendered you-not foreign-but that of the Friend of sinners-even the mediation of the Son of God, who has shed his blood for you. His terms are not hard. Put your trust in him. Give him your heart. Love and serve him. Assert and maintain your right to a home in Heaven-to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that fadeth not away.

Last Updated on Monday, 25 March 2013 14:58
Confederate America PDF Print E-mail
Written by Eric Rudd   
Friday, 14 December 2012 10:44


To God the Great Almighty King
Let harps resound: attune and sing
Of Jupiter, Mars, or Achilles,
And gods of wars, and purpled seas,
Of Titans torn on bloody field,
And scarlet-wound, or batter'd shield,
Of fallen Trojans--glory--fame,
Bright laurels, and immortal name:
Awake then Lyre, praise Father, Son,
And Freedom's battles fought and won!

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07 - Government
14 - Christian Duty in Present Time of Trouble
21 - Now!
28 - Prepare for Battle

04 - Soldiers, Conquer Your Great Enemy!
11 - Blood Upon the Door Posts
18 - I Cannot Change My Own Heart
25 - The Holy Shield

04 - Prepare to Meet Thy God
11 - To a Christian in the Army
18 - A Model Confederate Soldier
25 - The Christian Officer

01 - Tribute to Privates
08 - Shiloh: A Sermon
15 - The Christian Soldier
22 - The Southern Soldier
29 - The Soldier's Bible

06 - The Soldier's Prayer Book
13 - Stonewall Jackson's Eulogy
20 - Prodigal Sons
27 - TBA

03 - Advice to Soldiers
10 - We Pray for You at Home
17 - The Muffled Drum
24 - Liquor and Lincoln

Pastor "Kip" Vinson, Editor

Doug Lupo PhotoRev. "Kip" Vinson, Jr., current Pastor of Oak Level Baptist Church, Rocky Mount. SCV member since 2001, joined the Rivers Bridge Camp in Fairfax, SC. Moved to Rocky Mount, in 2005, and joined the Jesse Barnes Camp located in Wilson. Current Commander of Robert Henry Ricks Camp and North Central Brigade. B.A. History at Wofford College and an M.Div. from Gardner-Webb. Eagle Scout and received God and Country Award.

Eric Rudd, Editor

Doug Lupo PhotoI have been a member of the SCV since 2003. My ancestor, Pvt. George Washington Wright served with he 34th NC Troops, Company B, and was a farmer from Caswell County. I have been Chaplain of Col. Charles Fisher Camp #813 since 2009, which has been a unique blessing in my life. I am the 2012 recipient of The Rev. J. William Jones Christian Award and have been graced to serve people through my profession as a Funeral Director.