Churches in both Texas and Wyoming, for twenty six plus years. Point is, Southern Baptist principles, theology and history, played a pivotal roll in my life.
(the two being so much alike, especially when General Jubal A. Early made the flank movement which decided the fate of the day); and I then resolved to have ours changed, if practicable, or to adopt for my command a battle-flag which would be entirely different from any State or Federal flag.” 2
leave and he reported back to active duty in 1863, now as a Colonel, 9 in the Ninth Georgia State Guards, in General Bragg's Army. As a side-note, my first cousin fourth removed, Dickerson Holliday Walker, served as Lieutenant Colonel under P. H. Mell, and was a Southern Baptist deacon. During the invasion of Sherman's march of Georgia in 1864, Mell served as commandant of Athens with a cavalry company, an artillery company and two infantry companies under his command. 10 Mell would later become the fourth president of the Southern Baptist Convention, from 1863 to 1871 and the sixth president, from 1880 to 1887.