Richmond Dispatch, 5/21/1861

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From Richmond Dispatch, 5/21/1861, p. 2

Religious Services in Camp. We are informed that on Sunday morning arrangements were made for separating the troops stationed at Camp Lee into two divisions, for the purpose of holding religious services simultaneously at two different points on the ground, so that all the men might be enabled to get within the sound of the voices of the officiating ministers.

It was afterwards determined to have them all together in one assemblage, and they were collected on the spacious amphitheatre overlooking the parade grounds. In the morning the sermon was preached by Rev. Dr. Hoge, and in the afternoon by the Rev. Mr. Duncan.

No more orderly, attentive, or serious congregation were ever collected in Virginia; many of the men seemed deeply affected under the appeal made to them, and great good must result from such services.

 

 

 

 

 

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