The Confederate Capitol

Baptists and the American Civil War: March 20, 1862

Christian patriotism is on display in the Confederacy today. The Confederate Congress, now in session, is opened by prayer, offered by J. Lansing Burrows, pastor of Richmond’s First Baptist Church. Congressmen receive a letter from Georgia’s Methodist Conference, containing┬áresolutions expressing “gratitude to Almighty God for his kind interposition in behalf of the South” and recommending…