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HISTORY OF DALLAS COUNTY.
splendid target to the Union pickets on the
bank, but to the honor of 'the boys in blue'
they refrained from firing, and stood reverentially
looking on the sacred scene. No
danger was apprehended while the ordinance
was being administered. On several occasions
the Federal pickets joined in the hymns.
'The bravest are the tenderest,
The loving are the daring.'
"During the revivals in Lee's army more
than 27,000 men are known to have professed
conversion, among them several general officers.
4'The famous Rockbridge artillery, on
July 4, 1861. contained seven masters of
arts of the University of Virginia, forty-two
graduates of other colleges, nineteen theological
students (including R. E. Lee's son),
nearly all of whom were professed Christians.
Nearly every company left home after
prayers, and each man carried a Testament
in his pocket.
"' The Liberty Hall Volunteers,' of Washington
college, elected Professor White their
captain. All the officers and more than onehalf
the privates were Christians, and onefourth
were candidates for the ministry. Dr.
Patterson, president of Hampden-Sidney,
organized a company from his own college
and Union Theological Seminary, nearly all
"During the war, Generals R. H. Anderson,
Baylor, Ewell, Hood, Hardee, Pender,
Paxton. Rhodes, Colonel Lamar, and a multitude
of other officers, were won to Christ.
In July, 1862, General Lee issued a general
order as follows: 'Habitually all duties, except
those of inspection, will be suspended
during Sunday, to enable the troops to attend
religious services.' He uniformly attended
public worship. While his army was crossing
the James in 1864, hurrying to the defense
of Petersburg, he took with himn a minister
in the woods, and engaged with him in
prayer that God would give him wisdom and
grace for the campaign on which he was then
General G. E. B. Stuart, the Prince Rupert
of the South, was a pure, earnest Christian,
who lived nobly and died triumphantly.
He asked, when dying, Dr. Peterkin to sing
'Rock of Ages,' and joined in the song.
The hymn concluded, he said, 'I am resigned;
God's will be done,' and then fell asleep.
General Gordon was accustomed to lead
prayer-meetings in his command, and at the
revivals made strong appeals to the unconverted.
He would kneel by privates and point
them to Christ. General D. H. Hill was
very active in promoting religion. General
Polk, Episcopal bishop of Louisiana, never
preached, but frequently attended the service,
and had Sabbath preaching at his camp.
tThe churches all of them expended their
energies in sending their ablest ministers to
the camps. It was under such auspices that
Drs. Palmer, Quintard, Marklam, Granberry,
McFerrin, Green, Broadus, Marvin, Crouch,
Miller, Rogers, and many others served the soldiers.
Many served as officers of the line or
staff, some of whom--ogar,Crouch, Baldwin,
Heard, and others-were killed. Three local
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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/m1/222/: accessed May 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Dallas Public Library.