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Date: May 1862 Contributing Institution: Union Presbyterian Seminary Library Description: Sermon XIV. "Publick Calamities Caused by Publick Sins. A Sermon on Isaiah IX. 12.13. 'For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still. For the people turneth not to him that smiteth them, neither do they seek the Lord of Hosts.' Preached May 12th 1862 in the meadows near Franklin, Pendleton Co. Va, to Poagues Battery of Artillery." On a strip of paper found with the sermon is written : "At Winchester Ky. July 1875." The manuscript includes this note : "On the Monday after the battle of McDowell, the Sabbath having been employed in the pursuit of Milroy and Schenck, Genl Jackson granted his soldiers the half of Monday as a season of rest, and issued the following order. 'Soldiers of the Army of the Valley and North West, I congratulate you on your recent victory at McDowell. I request you to unite with me, this morning, in thanksgivings to Almighty God, for thus having crowned your arms with success; and in praying that He will continue to lead you on from victory to victory, until your independence shall be established; and make us that people whose God is the Lord. The Chaplains will hold divine service at 10 o Cl. A.M. this day in their respective regiments.' The author having been invited by Poague's battery, composed of gentlemen from Rockbridge County, who had no chaplain, to preach for them, availed himself of this opportunity. The men were assembled in the verdant meadow of the South Branch, beside a cluster of haystacks, and there were present in addition, Genl Jackson and his Staff, Genl F.H. Smith of the Military Institute, and a distinguished group of officers; when the following sermon was delivered."
Date: May 1862 Contributing Institution: Union Presbyterian Seminary Library Description: Sermon VI. "Our Ineffectual Prayers : A Sermon on James IV : 3rd. 'Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss.' Preached near Mossy Creek, Augusta, Va. May 1862, to the 44th Va. Regiment." On a slip of paper found with the sermon is written : "Preached in Charlottesville July 1877." The manuscript includes this Note : "After the battle of McDowell, and the pursuit of Milroy and Schenk, Gen. Jackson returned by forced marches to effect his junction with Gen. Ewell, and to pay his respects to Banks. The point to which his march first tended was Harrisonburg. The Sabbath found him near the village of Mt. Solon, on Mossy Creek, and there, although most eager to husband every moment, he paused, amidst the luxuriant fields and majestic groves of that beautiful region, to give the troops their day of sacred rest. The Sabbath proved to be one of unrivalled mildness and beauty. The author, the chief of Gen. Jackson's staff, accompanied by him, went in the forenoon to preach in the camp of the famous 12th Georgia Regiment, then without a Chaplain. In the afternoon, he passed to the opposite extremity of the encampments, and delivered the following discourse to the 44th Va."