pg 468 Chapter XXII. Twenty Second Year 1863 The unfortunate war which was desolating the country for the last two years was destined to be prolonged throughout this whole year, the principal events of which bearing on the Congregation of Holy Cross in this Province we are going to relate. The four missioners continued their dangerous work with the same courage and the same results. The Rev. Father Carrier joined them in the spring. He was chaplain of the Catholic soldiers in the army which had the signal honor of taking Vicksburg; but he was recalled the following summer and returned about the beginning of October. The Rev. Father Dillon, whose health had been failing for some time, was obliged to seek to recover it in a strange climate and in repose, and started for Europe in the month of August. Sisters were sent in larger numbers to the hospitals, and baptisms were still more frequent amongst their wounded and sick.