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Was God On The Side Of The North? By Dr. Richard Lee Montgomery

By Dr. Richard Lee Montgomery
This question needs to be asked because we can easily hear someone say that because the North won the war it can only mean that God was on their side. I mean isn’t that the normal way to think. Certainly their were many in the North who felt that God was on their side but then, there were many in the South who felt the same way. In fact, many ministers on both sides went so far as to proclaim that God had ordained the war and that they were themselves God's “chosen people.” Listen to these statements from both sides on this issue:
Lincoln responded “To a minister who said he ‘hoped the Lord was on our side,’ he replied that it ‘gave him no concern whether the Lord was on our side or not,’ and then added, ‘for I know the Lord is always on the side of right,’” 1
Delivered in Boston, March 5, 1865, on the occasion of the Fall of Charleston, Gilbert Haven says this in a sermon: “How they point to our only success — God and duty. Our armies in the field, our l…

God Is Our Provider by Dr. Richard Lee Montgomery

God Is Our Provider Matthew 6:11 By  Dr. Richard Lee Montgomery
Text: 9“Pray, then, in this way: ‘Our Father who is in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. 10‘Your kingdom come. Your will be done, On earth as it is in heaven. 11‘Give us this day our daily bread. 12‘And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. 13‘And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.’
When you woke up this morning – none of you had the slightest doubt that you would be able to eat today. Most of the time – our major concern is what we will eat – not whether we will eat. Are we going to eat chicken or beef? Are we going to eat fish or pork? Are we going to eat potatoes or pasta? These are the major problems that most of us face concerning food. 
We have a very hard time relating to those who really have no idea where they will find their next meal. It’s hard for us to even conceive that there are such people. Occasionally …

Life In Dixie During the War, 1861-1862-1863-1864-1865, Chapter 6

CHAPTER VI.  A Daring and Unique Chase by Mary Ann Harris Gay
The Capture and Recapture of the Railroad Engine, "The "General." 
In the early spring of 1862, there occurred an episode of the war which, up to that date, was the most exciting that had happened in our immediate section. The story has often been told; but instead of relying upon my memory, I will condense from the written statement of Mr. Anthony Murphy, of Atlanta, Georgia, who was one of the principal actors in the chase. 
Mr. Murphy begins his narrative by saying: "On Saturday morning, April 12th, 1862, about 4 o'clock, I went aboard a passenger train that started then for Chattanooga, Tennessee. My business that day was to examine an engine that furnished power to cut wood and pump water for the locomotives at Allatoona, a station forty miles from Atlanta. As foreman of machine and motive power, it became my duty to go that morning. This train was in charge of Engineer Jeff Cain, and Conductor W. A. …

Southern Independence: An Address Delivered by James Spence [Recommended Reading]

Southern Independence: An Address Delivered At A Public Meeting in the City Hall, Glasgow Complete Speech by  James Spence
26th November, 1863.
The Requisitionists, whose invitation led me to Glasgow, have requested me to revise the following address, for the purpose of publication. In doing so, I have collated the newspaper reports and added a few sentences requisite to render the argument more complete or clearer to readers unfamiliar with the subject I have added, too, some notes, which are given as an appendix, in order not to interrupt the reading of those who may not be critically disposed. I take this opportunity to tender my thanks to many whom, I trust, I may now call friends; and to say that I think those who were present in considerable number, and strongly opposed in opinion, offered no opposition that was beyond the limit of dissent fairly to be expected at a public meeting. 
Mr. Spence, on rising, was received with prolonged applause, intermingled with some hisses from the Nor…