Mr. Andrews preached an excellent sermon today to a good congregation. A number of soldiers present. He proposes to give a lecture or talk on Tuesday evening about the recent war movements at Rich Mountain, Laurel Hill, Cheat River &c.
I've been wondering about Mr. E. B. Andrews who sometimes gives sermons but also gives lectures. He was Professor Ebenezer Baldwin Andrews who was born in Connecticut in 1821. He was a student at Marietta College and later was a Professor of Geology there. He was also a minister and the still-standing First Presbyterian Church in Marietta has a stained glass window dedicated to him because he drew up the paper that caused the church to organize in 1865. As of July 21, 1861, Andrews was still teaching and preaching in Marietta but he would soon join the Ohio 36th Volunteer Infantry and serve as a Colonel. After the war, he was a member of the Ohio State Geological Corps.