Birmingham - Salvation Army (1881)

There were 3 Salvation Army stations here in 1881.

Birmingham I

Souls saved every night and not only at night, but in the daytime. We have a noonday prayer meeting which has been and is a great blessing to the Corps. We have also commenced a prayer meeting on Monday afternoons for sisters and a Holiness meeting on Thursday afternoon. In speaking to one of our sisters about the Monday afternoon's meeting, she said, “We had a blessed meeting on Monday, there were eight women come to the meeting  unconverted; but you know, they all got saved before they left.“ The Friday night's Holiness meeting is a great blessing to the Corps and to hundreds of Christians besides. Our great want in Birmingham is room, if we had a big building we could have a much bigger work. Oh Lord clear the way.

Captain Emily Ballard reports a good work. This has been a rather hard pull, but it is going ahead better than ever now. Crowds of people all day on Sunday and 21 souls and 10 on Monday. Hallelujah! God bless the 205th Corps.

Birmingham III

Captain and Polly Parkins has been sick and in the hospital. There is however a wonderful work going on at this fort.

Some of the most wonderful characters have been brought to God. I spent Sunday week with them and shall never forget the blessings God gave us that day. The old wooden shed will hold about 1,500 people. I thought they would’ve pulled it down about our heads with trying to get in after it was full. We took about 20 prisoners. I held a Holiness meeting the other Friday evening when about 120 came out for the blessing of a clean heart. What shouts of praise we had that night!

From, 'The War Cry', March 1882.

These are just some examples of what was happening here. More reports can be seen from the War Cry in future months/years.


Additional Information

I do not know where the meetings were held.

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