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Chapter VIII. Two Episodes I. The Christian Commission. Dr. Eaton took a deep interest in our great Civil War, which came toa close at nearly the mid-way point of his Franklin pastorate. He gave loyal support to the Government of the Nation in all…

Worcester, Mass.,July 28th, 1864. Rev. Lemuel Moss Dear Brother, At your request I send you a detailed report of my labors and experiences as Delegate of the United States Christian Commission. On the 16th of May, 1864, I started from…

The relative position of the two armies in Virginia remains unchanged. The attack upon the left of Gen. Lee’s lines, Wednesday morning exposed the existence of formidable works too strong to be carried by assault, the attack lasted two hours and…

On the 8th of May, immediately after the battle of the Wilderness, the wounded were placed in long trains of ambulances and army wagons, and taken to the city of Fredericksburg, on their way north.

Two sections of the Commission—the "Sixth" and…