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    Kevin Stone, Commander
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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 

Blood Upon the Doorposts PDF Print E-mail
Written by James Hicks   
Monday, 11 February 2013 00:00

No. 81


For the Lord will pass through to smite the Egyptians ; and when He seeth the blood upon the lintel, and on the two side posts, the Lord will pass over the door, and will not suffer the destroyer to come in unto your houses to smite you.-- Exodus xii, 23.

The blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. - 1 John i.7.

And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after the judgment ; so Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many ; and unto them that look for him, shall he appear the second time, without sin, unto salvation. - Hebrews ix, 27, 28.


Last Updated on Monday, 25 March 2013 15:03
Soldiers, Conquer Your Great Enemy! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Eric Rudd   
Monday, 04 February 2013 00:00

No. 33




Gentlemen:--I almost said heroes.  I will call you martial heroes.  I cannot call you all moral heroes for moral heroism implies fortitude and self-denial, and we at home, your fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters and friends, hear with sorrow and dismay that you, our pride, our hope, who at the call of danger to your country, sprang so gallantly to the rescue, freely bared your breasts to the shafts of battle, and in most unequal circumstances repeatedly drove back the countless hordes of our enemies, are many of you, fast yielding to Intemperance, a foe insideious and contagious, by which it is more disgraceful to be conquered than by your Northern enemies, who would rather see you conquered by it than by themselves, since their aim would be answered without exposing themselves to you terrible steel.

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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.