Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas. Page: 221 of 1,110
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HISTORY OF DALLAS COU.NTY.
ana; W. N. Pendleton, chief of artillery,
EliolpaltSiatT; Major-(eneral C. E. Evans,
general l 1). C. Kelley, and Cololels Fountain
E. Pits, George W. Carter, C. C. Gillespie,
F. C. Wilk(, C. Calloway, Methlodist; and
majors, captaints, lieutenants, and privates of
tjle various churches. DIr. Dabney, Prcsbyterian
theologue, served on Stonewall Jackatn',
staff. General Henry A. Wise said:
' Te best soldier of the Captain of Salvation
utakeIs tlie hest soldier in our camps.' It was
fan old proverb. ' rie worse the man, the
1tettr tlhe soldier.' My observation is the
other way. The mIen who feared God were
thie bravest itn fronting mien. The men, too,
wsio love (God are the men who love tlleir
fellows. At tlth cross tle blue and gray
touch breasts and are brothers.
"Amonlg the cllaplains, missionary and
cmntlissionedl, were: Enoch Marvin, J. C.
(;rtmnr'ry, afterward bishops in the Methodist
Epliorllal Chllrch, South, the latter losing an
yeh in battle; I)rs. (Quintard and Beckwith
(aflerwarxi Episcol)al bislhols); Dr. Jloln B.
McIFerrin, A. I. PI. (;reen, C. . W. Miller, C.
K. M arliall, HIarie Brown, W. W. . Bennett,
Mctl;Siwt-; I)rs. B. T. Lacy, A. C. Iop)kins,
Thcxlorick l'ryor, (;eorge W. Leyburn, Pres#trinan;
antd I)r. I,. lBurrows, tlhe Drs.
Brt:atus, J. C. 111iden, and J. IWmin. Jones, of
thie Iblatist Cihurch. Thel Cantlolics h(ad their
rpmetnutati.ve.: maonmr them Fatlher IyVan,
t}e 1:wt; isfiilo:p (Galltgher, late bishop of
!ut,:tiaati t and I)Dudley, of lKenltucky, were
offtcr ir of the line. (;GelOrtls Sterlingr 'rice
R:d Mi M. (a:nlluo (now a resident of I)allas)
were preachers in the Christian church. 'A.
large nulnber of the surgeons were local
preacliers in the Methodist church. There
was an army church in almost every brigade:
at the first many companies, wllile full,
held weekly prayer-,neetings. Two-thirds of
the men in the regiment with which I went
out were Inembers of the Church, mostly
Baptist and Miethodist.
"Almong the Generals, Lee, Jackson,
Hlardee, Albert Sydney and Joseph E Johnston,
Bragg, Polk, Trappier, Mtanigault,
Evtans, Pendleton, Gordon, Colquitt, Vance,
Barton, Bee, Garnett, Price, Stuart, Rhodes,
Hanmpton, Ewell, Longstreet, Kelley, Walker,
Laws, Cobb, and Kirby Slnitl were devout
and openly active in promoting religion by
encouraging tract distribution and Bible circulation,
observing the Sabbath, and furnishing
facilities to the chaplains and missionaries.
Many of them had prayers at their
headquarters daily, and Sabbath services.
Lee and Jackson offered prayer publicly.
Thle Amnerican Bible Society furnished a
cargo of Bibles, and the vessel sailed past
fleets an(l forts uncllallenged, tlhe white flag
at tlhe mast-lead giving it passport. The
Missionary Society of the Metllodist Episco1)a1
Churcl advanced $16,000 to the mlissionaries
of the Mothodist Episcopal Church,
South, in China.
"During tlh great revival in Gordon's
Georgia brigade, baptismn by inmmersion was
administered in the Rapidan in open view
and easy range of tle IFederal armny. General
Gordon was always present, oflfring a
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Lewis Publishing Company. Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas., book, 1892; Chicago, Illinois. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth20932/m1/221/: accessed May 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Dallas Public Library.