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Baptists and the American Civil War: May 12, 1863

Today near the small town of Raymond, Mississippi, Confederate and Union forces clash as Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant continues his efforts to capture nearby Vicksburg. The federals, clearly outnumbering the Confederates, win the battle. The conflict results in nearly 1,000 casualties, and by midnight Raymond is filled with wounded soldiers. The Confederates turn the…

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Baptists and the American Civil War: May 9, 1863

The Southern Baptist Convention convenes for the second day of their annual meeting, hosted by the Green Street Baptist Church of Augusta, Georgia. The august gentlemen assemble at 9 a.m. and following adoption of the Order of Business, delve into business matters and half an hour in “Devotional Exercises.” The Foreign Mission Board report is…