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.
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."
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.
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