Sunday, August 28, 2011

1861 August 28

[from the diary of Wesley B. Hammond of Co. E, 42nd Virginia Infantry, the Dixie Greys]

Day rainy – no drill to day
read 7 chapters in bible
Commenced reading Flavel’s
Fountain of Life. Prayer
Meeting at nigh –
1 [number lined through] Yankee [‘s’ lined through] captured by our
men to day and one killed.

John Flavel, 1627-1691, an English Presbyterian clergyman and author. Fountain of Life Opened Up is a collection of 42 of his sermons, most of which focus on the life, work, and importance of Christ.

MSS 5526

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