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with the unflinching determination of his men, carried the day and gave him possession of the works. Not being supported, he was exposed still to a galling Are from the right, with great danger of being flanked. Notwithstanding repeated efforts made by him and by myself in person, none of the troops in his rear would move up until the old Stonewall brigade arrived on the ground and gallantly advancing in conjunction with the Thirtieth North Carolina regiment, Colonel Parker, of Ramseur's brigade, which had been detached to support a battery, and was now on its return. Occupying the works on the right of Ramseur, and thus relieving him when his ammuni- tion was expended, the Stonewall brigade pushed on and carried the Chancellorsville heights — making the third time that they were cap- tured. They, in turn, were forced to fall back, but recaptured several of the prisoners and one of the flags taken from Colonel Hall."
Several Incidents of "Christ in the Camp."
BY J. WILLIAM JONES.
[We have been writing a series of papers on Christ in the Camp; or, Religion in Lee's Army," which will soon be issued in book form, and which give a most important phase of the history of our grand old army. We cannot comply with requests received from several respected sources to put all these papers into this volume, but we give from them several incidents which may serve as specimens of the abundant material on hand for this interesting chapter of our history.]
On the night before the last day's battle at Second Manassas oc- curred one of the most touching episodes of which I heard. Colonel W. S. H. Baylor [I ought really to call him General, for Stonewall Jackson and R. E. Lee had both recommended his promotion, and his commission had actually been made out when news of his lamented death reached Richmond], one of the most widely known and loved yoimg men in the State, was in command of the famous old " .Stonewall Brigade," which had the year before won its name and immortal fame on these historic plains. Sending for his friend, Cap- tain Hugh White — son of the venerable Dr. William S. White, of Lexington, .Stonewall Jackson's old pastor, and himself a theological student — who commanded one of the companies in the brigade,