Preaching in Union Square.
[8 July 1861]
Religious exercises were
held at the recruiting quarters of the Anderson Zouaves, Union-square,
yesterday afternoon, Rev. Mr Russell officiating. A sermon was also preached in
the evening, at the same place, by Rev. Mr. Harris. The large attendance which
characterized these meetings when they were first commenced, has considerably
decreased since the Zouaves have been encamped at Salter's Bay, N. J., the
presence of the soldiers at the tent, doubtless, having much to do in getting
so many persons together. The discourses delivered yesterday were of a
practical nature, and were listened to with interest by those present.
New York Times, Monday, July 8, 1861.
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