Sunday, May 15, 2011

Blog in Real Time - May 15, 1861 - Post #18

May 15, 1861

Roxbury City Gazette
The company mentioned, from Roxbury, would be mustered into Federal Service as Company E, of the 13th Mass.   The following newspaper transcription was originally published on the now defunct website "LETTERS OF THE CIVIL WAR"

MAY 15, 1861.
            Last Sabbath morning, Capt. Barlett's Company attended divine worship at the Dudley Street Baptist Church, Rev. Thomas D. Anderson,  D. D. Pastor, who preached from the 12th verse of the 60th Psalm: "Through God we shall do valiantly; for he it is that shall tread down our enemies."
            After the service, as the Company passed out in single file before the pulpit, every soldier received a copy of the Testament and Psalm, together with a small 18mo of 64 pages, published by the American Track Society, entitled, "Welcome to Jesus," containing a chapter entitled, "Good advice to soldiers." In each Testament was inscribed the name of the soldier, and the words "From the Dudley Street Society, Roxbury," and the quotation, "A light onto my path." Previous to the close of services, the soldiers joined in singing the "doxology."

(Roxbury City Gazette, May 15, 1861, pg. 2, col. 6.)

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