Friday, April 11, 2014

April 10, 1864

April 10, 1864

---Gen. Steele’s Federal column from Arkansas, on their way to join Banks, decides to turn and return to Little Rock, harassed by Rebel attacks along the way.


---Kate Cumming, a Confederate Army nurse at Dalton, Georgia, records the activities in the Rebel camp in the emerging springtime:

Sunday, April 10.—A real April day, cloud and sunshine. This morning Dr. A. preached a very interesting sermon. His text was, “Ye are my friends if ye do whatsoever I command you.” I think it is a pity that he is not a chaplain instead of a surgeon. I told him so, but he says his health will not permit it.

There is a religious revival here in which the citizens take very little interest, but the soldiers a great deal.

Dr. McFerrin, a Methodist preacher, is holding it. He is a chaplain, and his very soul seems to be in the work. He is one of the most earnest preachers I ever heard.

The people are very gay. Nearly every night a party is given. The gentlemen who attend them are the attachees of the hospital and the officers of the post.

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