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Reynolds, J. L. (James Lawrence), 1814-1877 Confederate Baptist. [Vol. 1, no. 10 (December 3, 1862)]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05959.39.07 Author/Creator: Reynolds, J. L. (James Lawrence), 1814-1877 Place Written: Columbia, South Carolina Type: Newspaper Date: 3 December 1862 Pagination: 4 p. : 51 x 33.1 cm.

Summary of Content: An article titled "On Dueling" examines the dangers of dueling with a religious context. A brief comment encourages the patriotism and responsibility of participating in the war, while another one promotes peace. A treatise on "Truth" is based on the essays of Lord Bacon. An article (title missing) about baptism of infants draws a reply, concurring that babies do not need baptism. Other articles include a sarcastic joke regarding Lincoln's [preliminary] Emancipation Proclamation, report of Yankees "butchering" slave children, and an essay called "Morally Blind" vilifying Benjamin Butler. About half of page 3, a section called "Secular News" is devoted to war news -- articles in this section include "The Murder of the Black Race" reprinted from the New York World; "The Yankees Admit Their Outrages and Atrocities in North Carolina"; and "Legislature of South Carolina."

Background Information: The purpose of this journal, according to its first issue, is the advancement of the Baptist denomination in both intelligence and piety, while giving support to the Confederacy. Thousands of ...copies were distributed to soldiers.See More

People: Reynolds, J. L. (James Lawrence)., 1814-1877
Breaker, Jacob Manly Cantey, 1824-1894
Butler, Benjamin Franklin, 1818-1893

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryConfederate States of AmericaReligionDuelMorality and EthicsAtrocityUnion ForcesSlaveryAfrican American HistoryPatriotismLiterature and Language ArtsChildren and FamilyHumor and SatireEmancipation ProclamationEmancipationPresidentPresidential Speeches and ProclamationsUnion GeneralPeace

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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