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Wednesday 21 Aug 2019

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 



Bob, the Cabin Boy PDF Print E-mail
Written by James Hicks   
Wednesday, 12 December 2012 12:11


No. 75

BOB, THE CABIN-BOY!
by Rev. G.C. Smith,
OF PENZANCE.

A few months since, a vessel sailed from England with a captain whose habitual blasphemy, drunkenness, and tyranny so disgusted the crew, that some of the most fatal consequences might have taken place, but for his sudden and alarming illness. The mate took charge of the ship, and the captain, greatly afflicted in his cabin, was left by the unanimous voice of a hardened crew to perish. He had  continued nearly a week in this neglected state, no one venturing to visit him, when the heart of a poor boy on board was touched with his sufferings, and he determined to enter the cabin and speak to him. He descended the companion-ladder, and opening the state-room door, called out, "Captain, how are you?" A surely voice replied, "What's that to you? be off." Next morning, however, he went down again. "Captain, hope you are better." "O Bob, I'm very bad; been very ill all night." "Captain, please to let me wash your hands and face; it will refresh you very much." The captain nodded assent. Having performed this kind office, the boy said : "Please, master, let me shave you." He was permitted to do this also; and, having adjusted the bed-clothes, he grew bolder, and proposed some tea. The kindness of this poor boy found its way to his heart; and, in spite of all his daring, independent spirit, his bowels melted, and his iron face displayed the starting tear.

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The Muffled Drum PDF Print E-mail
Written by James Hicks   
Wednesday, 12 December 2012 12:09


No. 46

THE MUFFLED DRUM.

"We should count Time by heart throbs. He most lives
Who thinks most, feels the noblest, act the best."

"Art is long, and time is fleeting,
And our hearts though stout and brave,
Still, like muffled drums are beating
Funeral marches to the grave."

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

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

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

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

JUNE
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.