Re: Revivals in CS Army
From "Letters to Amanda" letters from Marion Hill Fitzpatrick to His wife Amanda. He joined the 45th Georgia Militia, Co K in April '62.
Letter dated Dec 8th '64 near Petersburg.
"They have built a rude log church in our camp and we have preaching regular and prayer meeting nearly every night. We started a bible class last Sunday which is quite interesting and I hope will do much good."
Jan 1st '65, near Petersburg;
Our preacher has gone home on furlough but prayer meeting every night is still kept up and sometimes in the day. The meeting has been going on everyday for three weeksnowand a good many have joined. five joined since our chaplain left. We have gotten uo a bible class that is quite interesting. We had a lesson this evening.
footnote by the compiler: The ANV experiencced a powerful awakening of religious practice during the winter of 64-65. The desperate nature of the CS cause and the settled conditions of the siege lines helped make this possible. see Bell Irvin Wiley's "Life of Johnny Reb, the common soldier of the Confederacy and Gardiner H. Shattuck, Jr., A Sheild and a Hiding Place: The Religious life of the Civil war Armies
Michael Phillips, GGG Grandson of
Pvt Edmond Phillips, 44th NCT, Co E, "The Turtle Paws"
Mustered in March 1862
Paroled at Appomattox C.H. Virginia, April 15, 1865
"Good, now we'll have news from Hell before breakfast."
Was Gen Sherman's response upon hearing the capture and execution of 3 reporters who had followed from Atlanta, by the rebels.
The execution part turned out to be false. Dagg Nabbit!