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PUBLISHED WEEKLY. WINNSBORO, S. C., WEDNESDAY, MAY 31 [905. ESTABLISHED 1844.
TIE FLAG INCIDENT OF SNO
Judge 0. G. Thompson Makes Ful
Statement and Description of th<
(Frow 77e Ntat.
Two years ago at the reques
of my comrade and friend, Sherif
Thos. J. Duckett, I -:rote (whollh
from memory' a brief history o
the old flag of the Third regimen
of Kershaw's old brigade, yhiel
was read on Memorial Day
This description was in essentia
matter correct. I said amon;
others things: "At the battle o
Chickamauga Gen. Kershaw rod(
up to 'Squire'Lamb, as we always
called him and said: 'Sergeant
give me that flag,' proposing t<
lead the charge, for which ou:
line was forming, to which tl?
'squire answered: "No. you can'
get this flag, general; point on
where you want it to go, I'll tak<
it, but vou can't get this flag
general.' Grand old Kershav
pointed to a tree a thousanc
yards in front. 'Now, sergeant
straight toward that tree." Ther
I briefly described the terrifi<
assault on Snodgrass Hill.
A short time after Memoria:
Day, 1903, I learned that some
members of the Third battalion
who had, I suppose, never knowr
or had forgotton of the episod(
between Gen. Kershaw and Lamb
were disposed to discredit my
statement and to confound it
-with a similar incident on the
same day at the same hour, with
Gen. Kershaw and Colorbearei
Evins of the battalion,-This led
to some correspondence betweer
.nyself and State Treasurer Jen
mings, who was a gallant soldiei
of the battalion and commanded
a company on that field. From
this correspondence I found that
Jae, Mr. Jennings, had never known
of the Kershaw-Lamb incident,
as I had never heard of the in
cident with the gallant Evins, or
had forgotton it, if I had known
.of it. We both found also that
there was no conflict between us.
The story of how Lamb had
refused to give up the flag on
that famous field had been known
by our boys as a part of the
unwritten history of old Com
pany G, (Laurens Briars) of the
Third regiment for these 40 years.
Sergeant Lamb was one of oui
zomvanv. Although I had writ
ten wholly from memory, I knew
I was eorrect in essential par
diculars, but hearing of the dis
position of some persons to i,%
it up with th'e eis9aw-1Vins
i neident, I asked Sqiune Laml
the first time I met himn the was
*. present when my article was read
i n the court house Memcrial Day;
tgive me the particulars of Ker
sh law's coming to him at Chick
emauga. He says: "He didn't
ie, he walked up to me. and
<akd. 'Sergeant, lot me hwao the
flg said, 'No, you can't get
~the flag~ tell me where you want
it to gd; TI'l take it there.' I
p~ointed to the battalion and
said. 'There, general, is the trou
ble, meaning that the battalion
wras Joseag its direction, or cans
* ing the 'brigde to lose its direc
tion, whereupon~ Kersha w point
ing to the wooded heights of
Soiodgra'ss Hill, now to he made
famosfor a thousand years by
this heroic assaalt- nnd the per:
.haps no less heroie defense by
TXhomas, said: "Sergeant, sekect a
tre or an object straight to the
front and march directly to it,'
and inrrying to Colorbearer
Evins I thins that he got hold of
This is borne out Xby Mr. Jen
iainge who says that Kershaw did
get h(l of the~ battalion ting. 10
must not be forgotten that all
this was the work!~ of a very few
minutes, in a long sight less time
thau it takes to write if, and
biie every man in the brigade
spushing toward the front and
er tire, and was all done DJ
Ker-shaw to neify his
~eM to change son :
ire.ctica . f his march,' and
a3 crossing tat large openflo
h.3 farther side of which we
ceivedl the tirst deaidly Ide
of musketry, and in crossira
whieh we evt r anexrds said
that we had. executed. Kenzhaw'
the march as if we~' had Leen os
an ordiuary parade.
Nine survivors of Compa3icy u
brought up ihe question on pu
pose to learn ihi recollection o:
th exunrrences at L(rumauga;
gSevard o the number who se
s dere, u:.&ember the Kershaw
ber A. Y . Thompnjsom a s o
sendid: nuemorv: Judge 3.ri
-sdale of Louisiana, first sergeant i
of the company, a gallant soldier ]
who lost an arm there, was pres- c
ent. He recalls Kersh;w waving I
either flag or sword, but not
right. in front of our regiment, i
which seems to bear out the idea <
of Kershaw Laving waved the
Cbattalion flag after leaving Lamb.
In a contribution to The News
F and Herald of Winusboro of
b'March, 1903, a copy of which I I
prooured some months after my
write-up of the Third regiment
* flag in April of that year, Hon. f
R. H. Jennings says of tLis
episode: "Kershaw walked up to
Evins and taking the flag from
him walke1 out in front of the e
line, so that the fiag could be t
seen from all parts of it. Evins I
tbinking perhaps that the general t
had an idea that he was going to f
waver, walked along with Kershaw <
and pleaded with him to please i
give him the flag,' and just point I
out to him where to go, and as- I
suring him that he would go there
or die. Gen. Kershaw kindly
gave it back to him and pointing
to a large green pine at the top
of the hill said: "Do you see
that pine?" 'Yes,' said Evins.
I 'Go directly to it,' and he went.'
At the time of the correspon
dence between comrade Jennings
and myself referred to, we agreed c
that something explanatory E
should be published about this s
apparent, but in no sense a real,
conflict. But as most of us have t
done with regard to the priceless I
treasures of our glorieus histoy I '
went along and , glected it. f
Again last May while at the
State Democratic Convention in,
talking the matter over, myself
and Mr. Jennings, we agreed that
something ought to be published
and I again resolved to write, and I
I may never have been sufficiently
impressed with the neceseity for
it had it not been that last au
tumn, by accident, I learned that I
at the last annual session of the!
U. D. C. some lady-unwittingly, t
of course-disputed or challenged
the Chichamauga flag story, so
far as it connected Serg'eant
Lamb with it. I then once more C
resolved that I would publish
something that would, or at least
should set the matter at rest..
Another thing that made me
hesitate was a natural aversion
to rushing into p1 it. But I am
satisfied that it should be ex
plained for fear that after all1 v
ling wi itnesscs are gone, and
taIt will not be long, some of the
younger g'-'iier.tion might be
misled to believe that some sur
vivor might have been vain
enough to fall into the, egregiousC
error of trying to appropriate to
his comnmaud honors that justly
beogad to another. Fortunately,
for all concrned., for the Iiin
and for the dead, there i.s aloryI
enoug'h for all. If the old 'Tbird 1
Regiment was wanting in glory, .
the Third battalion could well1
paesome of her laurels with
panty ef This history of one
i the history of the other, they
Touht and marched and biyoua::k
ed side by side, shoulder to shord- L
der, from Sharpsburg to Fred
erickburg, Chancellorsville, Get
tysburg, Chichamaug~a, Knoxville,t
Cold Widerness, Spotsylvania.
CodHarbor, Fisher's Hill andl
on to the end at Grennsboro. e*
Stiefly the explanation is, that
on that fgma shfeld, the bloodiest
in percentgge of lesses of the'
war., there were v: ihgg incidentsK^
between brave old Kershaw of thz
~First Southi Carolina brigade iai
two of his no less brave color
bearers, Fvins of the Third bat--I
taion and Lamb of the T hirdI
regiment, brought about by the
e1ort of Kershaw to change the
dircic;;1 pl his march under fire a
and while evey mani of everyj
part of the brigade was pahim
*to the front in that famous as'
salt on Snodgrass Hill, as before
said the bloodiest of the war of
the sixties, not excepting the
railroad cut slaughter at Second J
Manassas. of the bloody lane at
charp'!surg, the stone wall, Marye
Hill -at 'ra ksburg or theK
third~ day at Getk 5s' .
I write solely in the inter:.t jf!
haprg the iecord straight ad I
for the L th of history, and
trust that 11 haye :ad it suti
n enly plhrin to remove doubts wt
saprehnsi- :as to the~ e
occurrences and in w riting hope
that I hav.e not len groocd fori
~mprssfio that any one in either
amanga, or tha t trik v.as ca4ll
:fo peCrsonal e~xample byGn
Keshw far frm it for Ii yae
lw;ays said that althoug~h it wa
+'u moe thain tw o mnon ths
nto battle in better shaps. Both
.amb and Evins were stricken
town badly wounded in this
The Third regiment never had
ts flag captured in battle. The
id flag was spirited away from
xreensboro at the time of the
urrender, the 26th of April, 1865.
Lud our former captain, R. P.
'odd, then lieutenant-colonel,
>eing in command of tha Third
egiment, and the "Briars" being
ne of the color companies, the
lag was brought home by our
ompany and has ever since been
nd is still, in our care.
I send to your widely circulated
,d justly popular paper, hoping
hat some at least of those who
tave felt sufficient interest in
his matter to .discuss it hereto
ore, may see it, and will ask our
ounty paper to reprint it, and
.ould be glad if the News and
Ierald of Winnsboro would pub
0. G. Thompson,
Co. G, Third S. C. Reg't.
Laurens, S. C.
Terrific Race With Death.
"Death was fast approaching,"
crites Ralph F. Fernandez, of
.'ampa, Fla., describing his fear
l race with death, '-as a result
f liver trouble and heart dis
ase, which had robbed me of
leep and of all interest in life.
had tried many different doc
ors and several medicines, but
ot no benefit, until I began to
se Electric Bitters. So wonder
al was their effect, that in three
ays I felt like a new man, and
o-day I am cured of all my trou
les." Guaranteed at McMaster
0.'S, Obear Drug Co.'s and John
. McMaster & Co.'s drug stores;
White Oak Notes.
Communion services were held
t the A. R. P. church last Sun
ay morning. Rev. J. A. White,
lie pastor, did the preaching.
Mr. Jno. H. Neil has returned
com a week's visit to Chester
ounty. He attended the l.aying
f the corner stone of the Con
derate monument in the city of
hester on Wednesday. He re- 1
orts a big time and a grand day
>r old Chester.
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Wylie of
Vellridge, Chester county, was
-ith relatives here last week.
Misses Lila and Laura Wood
-ard spent the day with Mrs.
. W. Mobley last Monday.
Capt. T. W. Traylor attended
e meeting of the State Roard
f Equaliation in Columbia last
Mrs. S. R. McDowell is visiting
2 Winnsboro this week.
Miss Euphemia Thompson of1
iaurens is visiting Miss Jean nette
Mr. W. T. Johnston of the
Vateree section was in our town
Misses Ida and Florence Pat-1
Eck have returned home from
Mr. J. B. Patrick's baby has
een 11uite sielg, but am glad to
av it i's much better now.
Miss Mollie E. Reed of Wins
m. Brk., and Mr. Joseph Yongue<
f Stover were married here sev-1
ral days ago. Miss Reed has
een witlh her aunt, Mrs. Robert
tewart, for several months.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. J. E.
ichols a daughter, to Mr. and
Ers. D. G. Smith a daughter; <
M. 's. M. T;-.yor g f Jeeds is1
siting his thori~, Capt, T. W.
Mr. John Gwir and1 daughter,
lies Pearl, of Hopewell have
ee~n visiting their ki nfolks, Mr.
od Mrs. T. H. Patrick. N.
May 13, 1905.
Blood poison creeps up to
-ards the heart, catusing death.
. E. Stearns, Belle Plaine, Minn.,
rites that a friend dreadi'sily
jured his hand, which swelled 1
p like blood posnig. Buc.k-i1
m's Arnica Salve drew out the 1
oi tpid the wound, and
avedhis lie.' iyst is the irorld
>r burns and sores. 25e at Mc-i
aster Co. 3, Obear Drug Co.'s2
12l John H. McMaster & Co.' s
It is fully to tell the father of
rigs that two beads are better
What is Foley's Kidney Cure? I
Aswer: It is made from a prescrip
onf of a1 1ladi. Chicago 1>hys'ilan,
ud1( one of thle mo10stI eminen't inl tue1
nuIntry. T1'he ingredienits are the]
urs.- that mioney ennx buzy. and are l
ietiical ly combined to get their ut
-. % So1 he Mrearner Co.
N 0 Forrile
Alta Vista Villa, No Man's Land,
Moon of Poppies.
Dear-Look at above heading and
dreaim a dream of joy. I'm here, and
when I saw thaz name tacked up over
the portals of our hotel I said, "Here's
where I rusticate just-on the strength
of the name."
We are up on a bluff-sand bluff.
I've been here three blessed, broiling
days and haven't found anything in
the place yet but sand and bluff. And
sea, lots of sea, so much sea that you
hope you'll never have to see so much
sea again in all your life. Also a bath
house, tintype tent, peanut pavilion
and bathing houses-little, hot, new
pine coffi -is stood up oi:. end. Also
girls and girls and girls, from sixteen
to sixty, assorted sizes, and all looking
for the man. There are lots of him
running around in the days of his
youth, but for a real man such as we
are led to expect, by all the summer
iore ever written, hangs his delightful
self around summer resorts and wears
white duck and brings you water lilies
and sighs over a mandolin at you
neath the pale moonlight-there isn't
i single specimen wandering for miles
iround our villa.
Do you know what they call this par
ticular eyrie I have alighted on? No
MIan's Land. Pleasant, Isn't it, after
Vou've toiled over a typewriter while
the wintry wind did a ragtime dance
round your furless throat and you
lidn't give a rap because you were
thinking of your white waists and your
Linens and organdies abd' your heaven
y, floppy Trianon hat with its lace
reranda, all of which should storm the
acart of the summer man and make
iim fall down and worship by the sil
Nancie Bell, it isn't any such stuff.
There isn't any summer man, and
wven if there were and he didn't
aave sense enough to run away the
nlinute he grasped the situation I
;rouldn't have a bit of respect for
That's all. I shall be home in a
tew days, just as soon as I have ta'n
mough to bluff the -stay-at-homes into
:he idea that I've had a glorious time
md been belle of the beach. Be
strong, Nancie. Don't look even at an
Mxcursion steamer. If sinners entice
-hee, dress up in your organdies an4
-alk down Fifth lvenue and you'll
;ee more admiring sons of Adam in
in hour than you will out here in a
reek. Haplessly ) ours,
Day After Yesterday.
Hello, central! All hail the man!
Re came, he saw, and Caesar isn't a
iircumstance. Hie has taken the large
;orper room, Mrs, Banks, our general
gverseer, says be 1,s an exceptional
roung man. Wonder how much board
ie paid in advance!
Hie isn't real young nor real old; just
hat intermediate age that is so inter
isting. I don't think he is exactly
iandsome, but you know what a prop
irly trimmed vandyke and a pair of
ipnJss pyoglasses will do for' ay-man.
Ele's that kind.
This morning he escorted all of us
:hrough the glen. Did I tell you that
w'e had a glen? Oh, yes; Glen Ellyn.
Iust ferninst the villa. It's a break in
:he sand bluff, and It's damp and piny
md darksome at midday. Heretofore
he organdie flock had religiously es
:hpwed its fernly swaml;4npsgutyo
ilhould have seen us t rail after him
>ver fen and stump a'id hidden vine.
he while he fished out dinky little
a'eeds and discoursed on them.
I opine he is a botanist. Well, it's
)etter than a barber. A letter came for
im today addressed to Professor Adri
mn Vogel. How's that for individual.
ty? Ie looks it too. lie does not
lance, and he does not play the mando
in. lie goes for his morning dip at1
:qnme ppeactlly hog beforg we are~ ap
If act, 4ia does not do an~y of the or
:odox summer "manisms," but he has
nanners and customs of his own.
For Instance, he sings, and sings well.
['here are about ninety and nine muses
inho group themselves In the parlors
if ter dinner to listen to their Apollo.
Yhen he sings "All Aboard For Dream
and" he looks at you as much as to
ay he has only two passes for the boat,
et the dhp <,ne is forn yg
'Nad!ting and 'giltbing' he classes as'
ie'rve racking, but nature sand close to
inture's heart and all the rest of it is
vhat the professor's joy is. I think
>rivately we would get closer to na
ure's heart and the professor's heart,
;oo, if he could be made to understand
he expediency of Individual lessons for
is botany, pupils. But he canjno,t. Hj
lis fog 4i lass. apd wve are al 'classed.
T hope for the host.' So yo The other
iiety arid eight muses. Botanically
Comei to No Man's Land gvary tim?
or QmUtbiud doing 'We have save4
he professorts life. If it had only been
me of us it wouldn't have beer:. so com
diicated. A comnposite grattude doesn't
ao far when it has to De passed around.
.t was long after lunchtime, and he
Iever' misses lunchtime. ie can put
tway imore fried bluefish and black
>err'y potp~ie than live of the muses,
)ut it is cnly proof of his exceptional
~xcellence, and the overseer never re
DId .I tell you she was a. widow. also
Interested in botany ? I think she stands '
second best. He likes fried bluefish, etc.
Anyway, we missed him, and there
was a swift summer storm stealing
blackly up from the horizon, and the
sea moaned as it broke in sobs along
the shore. They do that kind of thing
all right. I used to think that went
with the summer man, but it doesn't.
MacGregor Clarence Blair said he
hadn't showed up since breakfast, and
he'd seen him making a bee line for the
glen, and he'd said, "What's yer hurry?"
and the professor had said be hoped
he could have one morning in peace to
study without that thundering crowd
of old maids hiking after him. I
We didn't believe MacGregor. le
looks like a pale, new sand fly, and his
father and mother own all of No Man's
Land. The professor never in all this
world used such words as hiking and
thundering, but 3MacGregor did. There
fore, I may say, in the same common
parlance, that the whole thundering
crowd of old maids pitched in and lam
basted 3MacGregor until his pretty
white linen suit was not fair to see and
his twining curls were full of sand
burs. Then he howled and retracted,
and we all went up the glen after the
The glen deepens and darkens as you
go In, and the sides are rocky and pre
cipitous, with much shrubbery and un
dergrowth and scraggly pine trees list
ed to windward. And just as the first
streak of lightning quivered in the sky
we heard a faint shout for help.
It was the professor. le hung sus
pended in air on the bare limb of a
dead pine that jutted out from the rock
halfway up the bluff, like Genius on
Pegasus, the widow said-on a petrified
Then Genevieve Perley, our college
product, said Pegasus couldn't be pet
rified. He would have to be ossified.
And the widow began to cry and sat
down on a log and said she didn't care
a bit either way, ossified or petrified,
and Professor Vogel was such a lovely
man and always paid his board like a
gentleman, and she hated to see him
killed before her eyes, and she never
felt so much like fainting before In all
Genevieve said fainting was counted
out. He was a fine target for light
ning up there, and, while it was none of
her business and she had no interest in
the professor as a lovely man or in the
continuance of his regular board pay
ing, still she thought a rope might be a
"In mountainous countries," began
Agatha, the artist, who has been Eu
ropized, "I believe they tie a rope
around the waist of one person"
"It's the shoulders," said Genevieve:
"kind of a slipknot."
The professor shouted for help again,
tWs time fainter still.
"No; the waist," said Agatha firmly.
"And lower that person over the moun
tain side until he rescues the other
"Let's lower MacGregor," murmured
Genevieve, but the widow cried and
said her feet were getting wet and she
didn't think it was right to joke In the
face of death. That braced us up, be- I
cause the professor did look like It, so
while the fleeting moments sped Gene
vieve and I sped flceter and found
some clotheslines and a couple of husky
lads in sweaters from the peanut stand
and the boathouse, and we sped back tQ
Then the husky lads cUmbed the
bluff on the sandy side an~d did the
Alpine act with the clotheslines, assist
ed by several ropes from the boathouse,
and before our eyes the professor was
pulled back to life and liberty.
He is restLag now. it Is dark and
still at the villa. No hops or mando
lins tonight. The shock will bring hin
to, I think, from the botanical dreans .
and cause him to concentrate his joy
on~ some io,ving, symnpathetic heart, and
it may be your. PERDITA.
I shall be home on the Tuesday boat
The other girls are packing too. The
overseer has fainted. Only the profess- li
or is serene. He was up bright and
early this morning to meet the 6:08
train, and when he came back he had a
Mrs. Professor and three little Profess-.
or juniors tagging merrily alol afer
No, 'i don't think men were deceivers D)ie
ever. I think it was absentminded-- 4.
ness. Only Mrs. Professor gave the Fo
muses their crushing blow when she pr
said she was 8o glad we had all joined
the professor's summer botany class,
as he had reduced the course rate to
$10, and she thought it was the sweet-.
est, most olev-ating study one coul4
take up, We all assui'ed her ity l
evating. It wa-cp ta professr.
..94 we.re. all gointg home. tomoyrro.w.
Ydin-a for' singl'e blessedness,
A Muscular M!inister.
A Kentucky senator tells of a good
old Methodist minister In his staig it
the pioneer days who fag a '.'ascumr
Christiant" ' $.
BOne day;-' says the senator, ''after'
the parsori had found it necessary to
administer fistic punishment to several A
young toughs who persisted in disturty
lng the meeting at one of t1.e char.ches
which lhe served. one of his 2loc%, anted
as souwething of a hard hitter himself
got up in meeting and saidg
e 'I s a solemn duty of this here('
gopgregation to stand by Parson John
aon, lHe does not seek trouble, but he 50c
will not shnow the white feather when ma
trouble is forced in his way. I believe I
that, unrestrained by divine grace, tra
Parson Johnson can whip any man in
Kentucky. The Lerd Is with him. Let
koley's Honey and Tar1 c(id ains n,
>pilates and cru; safely be giveni to yJil-t
dreu :'~nd is p~eculigrly adapted for
milthn. Gmiihii and hoarsenesm
June is the
and iu common wi
mouths of the year
June is the
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School District No. II.
In compliance with a petition
ned by the required one-third
the freeholders of School Dis
ict No.11 and one-third of the
talified electors of the said dis
ct, an election is hereby or
red to be held by the trustees
said district for the purpose
levying a special tax of one
ill on all taxable property in.
id district on FRIDAY, MAY
The polls will open at Shiloh.
bool building at 2 P. M. and
>se at 5 P. M.
By order of the County Board
D). L. STEVENSON,
tters of Administration
Lte of South Carolina,1
!ounty of Fairfield. f
D. A. Broom, Esq., ProbateJudge:
Vhereas, Alexander Davis bath
de suit to me to grant him 1etters of
ministrtion1 of the estate and effects
William Davis, deceased:
['hese are, therefore, to cite and ad
nish all and singular the kindred
:1 eredsorst of the said William
vis.. deceased, that they be and
pear' before mye, in the Court of Pro
ec, to. be held at Fairfild Court
nse, South Carolia, on the ?->th
y o( May next,' after publica
n hereo~f, at 11 o'clock in the fore- ~
)fn, to show cause, if any they have,
tv the said administration should
t be granted.
iven under my hand, this 10th day
May, A. D. 1905.
D. A. BROOM,
.17.9t .ndgeof Probate.