Newspaper Page Text
Of Mrs. W. W. Boyce, Thro
upon the Movements Lea
November 8, 1860-Heard the sad pla
news that Mr. Lincoln (black Re- pre
publican) is elected prosident of these ga.'
Un:.ted States. Now or r.ever the nis
South will withdraw from the Union. iia:
No longer will :he *Star Spangled I
Banner" wave over our heads. As haJ
Mr. Boyce said in his Columbia me
speech Tuesday night. --We will dar-, car
to secede." I feel truly sad at the we
condition of our beloved country thus
rent in twain. Great excitement pre- th
vaLs in Columbia. per
November 12-Political excitement
still prevails. Senator Chestnut has to
resigned his seat in the United States tw(
senate, and others have resigned of- Pe,
fice under the Federal government:
it really seems that a revolution has ne
begun in earnest. I pray our heavenl.. Ftaa
Father to look with pity upon us and ed
guide our rulers.
tuesday. November .'-Mr. Boyce J.'
AInd Minnie have gone to the fair in P,
Co'umbia. The secession excitpment ho
still rages there. Mr. Keitt. M. C., I ha
spoke to the crowd lat night. ana So
both he and Col. Orr are for Southern vi
action. The latter was .speaking ;1 ,
a large concoursee in front of one of da
the hotels. when a man interruptea no
by asking questions, the speaker in col
his powerful and far-reachig voice -
replied. "I am making arguments. not sat
brains to comprehend them." Suffice be
it to say-no more questions were sol
November 16-Mr. Boyce returned a :
from Columbia yesterday: he says ev- thE
erybody is for secession. He is re
ceiving letters from all quarters upon of
thc politics of the day, even one vis
from Lowell. Mass.. from a man who Fo
offers his services to South Carolina. so
Senators Tombs of Georgia and Ham- to
mond of our State have resigned. The W
story is told of the latter, that on
the streets of Columbia a few days in
ago, he was speaking of the state Al
the country. and said. "When Indian.
go on the warpath. one sober indian
remains at home. I am that sober dr
November 19-Mr. Boyce and :,(1
Uncle William Alston attendad a mass to
meeting in Winnsi>oro. The Fair
field members of the legislature spoke ',I
and Mr. Boyce and others foll(-w- Ce<
ed: all were for State action. 1 made in
a ione star flag today. and unfurled up
it from the upper front porch. 1 have in
one star and ne stripe on n' seces
sion flag. the star for Mr. Bo' ':e ana fa:
the stripe for Col. Keitt. (The latter s.
died upon the field of glory, the form- e
er lived through all of the troublous eri
times. and died of a broken heart on
over the sad fate of his beloved
Noverber 23-Rainy and coI& go
Pendleton. where he is to speak on
Thursday. To our surprise tonight, cla
we heard a rapping at the door, and I
who should it be but Waters who aft
has returned from "b1teding Kan- tra
sas" to join the Southern cause.
November 22-My brother and tod
brother-in-law (the latter just from to
Kansas) attended a secession picnic Sa:
at Salem today. Ex-Gov. Means. Mr. the
Wm. S. Lyles and the Rev. Drs. bw
Smith and Boyce snoke. Resistance onl
to Republican rule is the watchword 1()a
of the day, the beacon to light the rol
way to Southern independence. cal
November 23-Rainy and co'ld- a
Brother and Waters attendea a meet
ing at Monticello, the latter and sev- pu
er2.1 others made speeches. an'
November 27-I have been busy to- wh
day getting Mr. Boyce ready for I
Washington. . PeC
November 2S-I finished fixing Mr.
Bo\ce for his journey to Washing- Gu
tor.- his last term in congress, as pr<
our delegation intend to withdraw pai
from that- august assembly.
November 29-Mr. Boyce left for thc
Wa.shington. We feel sad and lone- Smi
ly. although he thinks he will be backo
at .Christmas. i
De.cembe)ar 6-Received two letters ouj
from Mr. Boyce, he had arrived in,
W\ash~ington.i not much yet done in to
congress but the government surely :
g.ing to pieces I pray our heaves- I .,
ly.1 Father to' guide our peop.le- :1:
December 14-A. letter fronm Mr.
J;..yee the poia. tr'oubleis are ona'o
the ncrase oua.r goa.vrnmencft is at;
i*"er.' r 17-T'hi5 day wvPl beLy
-. in -ar thi eavening anCd ,'l rarn
r.ewsthatSouthCaroi has a hasd
raph an ,tosho ..raaa appl. tora
m and Gerge. <. riitr. tie Chl
thr ig. gun. rathe r mcadk rnes. by
baoing hles" in a lo?; and charging Iing
"ae with powdeur. I say. "Three ma
ches " a outh Caaina, 'ver glori-br
caa. nAow dol-..lx a.: We a ra' f'raom a'l:
taay" no( aia'ngr citiens a'f th . :
par-:y at 'Mr . 'smuand Woo adwara 's a'-a
this. evenIing Minnie we.nt. accomt- tha'
pa iedaby Mlauaa. E- in the car- >y
r 'ae."etunnb alf past 11. for- n.t
ttately the maon shione brightly. ipra
\\Winnroa there. was a torch ho'
light pr'ocessiaon accomarn.imed by oth
artewrs andVi I s.upposeaa~ wea' might irat
cal th ju ''en'ile lparty a see.sslain tha
ar"' "r the' l( st.ari party . ('a
*eI'ember :"2-Geo'arge Tatlor went aa'ac
taao W.insoro ta at.tend a mee.ting of Ru
the Minute Men. The papers are wa:
tilled with the sec'essioan .movement. lirs
Like a x'olcanoa it threatens to engulf
everything. i ult
December 24-Instead of .Mr. ay
B3oyce, a letter w'as received from
him, he said his time in Washington Ito
was short, the delegation were only
waiting to receive the news of seces- Ret
sion: his letter was dated on the 20th. 50
Christmas. December 25-I wish a "T<
merry Christmas to everybody,'
though it is not a merry one to me- Sta
the .prospec(t of war: and aour dear not
little State's danger makes it a r
December 27-Mrs. WVm. Lyles toa
day gave me a piece of the palmetto co
that waved over the Ordinance of Ed
Secession, as it was signed by the
members of the convention in Char- t
December 2S-The proaspect for :o
war increases. ac't
December 29.-Instead of Mr. Sta
Boyce coming today as I .expected. c'or
the papers state that he wxill remain doe
in Washington until the South Caro
lina commissioners finish with their tiol
Fort Moultrie has been v'acated by
Sumter garrisoned. which c'au ses theJa
mos inse exciterent. This took Ed
wing Many Side-light
ling up to The War.
ce on the night of the 26th. Tl
sident is blamed. but the poor ol
Eleman is trying to do his best an
dilemma is great. Gov. Picker
ordered troops to Charleston.
)ecember 'l-The last day of 1S61
v many thoughts crowd upon n
mory: 'Mr. Boyce. to our jo:
e today. how thankful I am th,
are all blest to niet again.
Inuary 1. 1S61-The first day
,ir.t year of our separate mdt
?nuary ,-Volunteers have gor
Charleston from Columbia. T1
vourg sons of my cousin. Jon
ron, are of the gallant numbe
anuary 5-In Winnsboro today
company wa. formed. called ti
ce Guards. Mr. Boyce voluntee
as one of its members.
ranuary 6-Our young kinsma
n H. Kelly. a cadet from We
nt. came today en route to h
- n Alabama. He would SOC
e -raduated. but the call of tl
ith came. and he answered. Wh:
I his fate be?
ranuary 7-Mr. Boyce drilled t,
I have sewed and sewed. at
have George ready when h
anuary lo-The papers report
casualty at Fort Moultrie. it no
ng garrisoned by South Carolir
diers. a foung Mr. Holmes hi
accidentally and fatally shot I
;entinel. the first life sacritieed
altar of our beloved South.
he United States war vessel St,
the West. in attempting -to pr
ion the United States troops
rt Sumter. was fired upon by o1
diers in Fort Moultrie and foret
retire. Thus the ball has opene
en and how will it end?
Iy brother-in-law left this mor
'for Alabama and my cousin Sa
ton for Charleston.
The combat deepens. on ye brave
-'l?rida and Mississippi have witl
w1n from the Union.
ranuary 12-News today is that 01
diers are about to make an effo
take Fort Sumter.
anuary 14-Every tree. limb at
de of grass was beautifully b
ked in a crystal robe this mori
Everything so lovely to 1ot
n. and war, horrid war staring i
-'ebruary 1-After an early breal
t this morning my sister and 11
vee left for 'Montgomery. Ala. M
yce has zone to attend the Souti
congress that will convene the:
ehruary 4-The Southern convei
or congress met today at Mon
ebruary 11-Gov. Pickens has d
eed martial law at or in 'o
. ultrie. I fear we will have w,
-r all of our hopes to the coi
7ebruary 23--We have been bu.
Lay making cal<., etc., with whic
-ill a box to send to my cousin
i and Joel. who are members <
garrison of Fort 'Moultrie. Ti
-ontains a pig. a turkey. a har
loaf of home-made bread. s.
-es of baker's bread. cracker
1 Is five dozen and eleven sma
e. one large cake and three doze
tswith a bouquet for each.
trch 4--Today the black Ri
iican presidsenlt was mnaugurate
o"' we will certainly kno
tethr we are to have peace or wa
ray God to aid us and give
a'ach 5-Capt. Shedd of the Boyt
ards called to consult about tU
setation of the flag to his con
ach 6-Heard the startling. nev
t ur forces are to attack Fo]
eeeived a lette'r from Mir. _Boy
hhich he gave me a description<
new fag (C(on federate. 11ag.
' ila' to the i-ovcc Guards -
arch1:1Hard thrug?h a1 nf(i
that' Ft rSumnt.r istob u
> wlv\ t4' meet Agnes antd abo
arrven s i':eh-ve a i r
e fs et g'irls.
ria fu ctin t a Lh' l. t
. '. - ... a d a
iril r.w ' 'x-Camei' t I i
gi" s "i.rs must be~ 'oadk"
wkThu.rday ion ng to
pri l l ".-This has bernane
day 'I ent' F'rank by t'ime th
ninto Fkoti Ilora to let mn
her nowtat ar has been' I
1 1-Th rc' all ' w-: alit S th
-til crrigs hugi d n
n grvenbahkh ,nin t' W .in i
.n Sutr vlS unthr dpamage
-at od wall.o the praiey "l
Sta. Weigtn wished: tS go,lb
t-in an inependet. republic Iw
authrized tocomnt icatres t
S: nr servan. Picam. a
his leram swith for itelfa
bomardent ed norpltiSumt
nDc earsye:Itedd oinggat
e -n-oh n:meUConine.at Stmae
n y the thing. rh Cfeeringt
gtnafr t our snid. et. Th.o
vetinoalesuret impther sid
e wlltae'he abort a avnd bys gio
odalso the i andise witou d1te6
Ode by Mr. Jno. H. Neil.
Oeneath their country's sacred sod.
Their wars forever ended;
)ur soldi-rs rest. their souls with
S With earth their bodies blended.
On distant fields amid the pines.
Where winds are softly sighing;
There side by side in long dark lines.
Confederate soldiers are lying.
d No roll of drums. no call to arms.
The solemn silence breaking;
No ciash of steel. no rude alarms.
The woodland around awakin-.
Y Their guns are covered o'er with rust.
Their banners now are -railing;
t Their cause is mingled with their dust.
Their valor not availing.
-No sentry tramps his lonely heat.
His anxious outlook keeping:
eiFor resting are those weary feet.
e And he is sleeping. sleeping.
'- But o'er them Nature holds her reign.
a And guards them in her slumber;
For all attendants in her train
Act sentinels without number.
- At early morn the bright sunbeams
t Light ill) the leaves so tender.
i That each dew drop upon them seems
To shine with marital splendor.
WI-hen night relieves the lingering day.
To watch the earth so vernal;
Thien brightly gleams the milky way.
That Bar of Stars eternal.
No vision of the morro's strife.
a The warrior's dream alarms:
w No braying horn, nor screaming ffe
At dawn shall call to arms.
And when the last dread trump shall
n i sound
O'er rields far-famed in story
.r Ar arm. formed upon this g7oou,d
Shall march strz;,ht on to glory
d Dead List of Company G. Sixth S C
Messrs. Editors: I feel confident
Ithat a list of the "!allant De''i 0L
n Cmpanv G. Sixth South Carolina -
f.-ntry. :ratt- n's brigade. will b,in
t-rvsting t- your numert-us r-aut-rs
in this district. Y-u ar a%are th-it
t-is c,ompany left XWinnsb-oro on April 1
ir 1. 1 :Fi. fr Charestion, and th--re
rt witnsst-ed the fall,of F.,rt Sumter. ti)n
July 15f it was carried, with the Sixth
id regiment. to Virginia. and arrived at
Manassas on July 21. just in time to
s:e the enemy leave the field. We
K were then attached to, I;en. Long
strt-et's command. and served with
him in all the battl--s in Virginia and
Maryland. as also that memorahie
- campaign in the mountains of east
STennessee. during the winter of 1S6'*
e Below will be found a list of these
brave Carolinians. who laid their
lives as a sacrifice upon the 'altar of
their country," and poured out their
blood upon nearly every battlefield
from Sharpsburg to Chattanooga. in
t which L.ngstreet's corps was en
r gaged and surrendered with him at
Appomattr.x court house. April 9.
Those marked K were killed in ac
h tion. Those marked D W died from
wounds received in action. Those
marked D died from disease:
Capt. J. M. Phinney-K.
Capt. J. M. Brice-K.
First Lieut. J. R. Milling-K.
1 Second Lieut. J. C. Ketchin--D. W.
n Non-Conunissioned Officers.
First Sergt. J. W. Sloan-K.
First Sergt. C. T. Robinson-D. W. ti
Secojnd Sbrgt. Jas. Rob)inson-D. C
rS~econd. Sergt. J. W. Rabb-K. St
Second Sergt. W. D. McKinstry--K. m
Corporal S. Y. Camack-K.b
Corporal J. C. Rains-K.
Corporal D. W. Campbell-D). XW. W
Corporal WVm. Miller-D. C
R.~ S. Aiken-D. WV. fr
M Xoses Arledge-D. tl
J. . WV. Austin-D. WV. Si
T. A.B Boggs-K.
Wm i. fHrice-D. X.
J. . oney-D. WX.
Z. (' t I-D
i. C. Du:la'-K.
.\. <t. Frase-K.
!> W .i H* -li -K
J. it. n ey-K
J. T.Italisr I- .
The So.uth Car' linia dliiin. l' I).I
L. iffers' a full schla)rshipl att the f
Univeirsit o' f South CarolIna, opten 1
t toi y u ng men in South Carolina. andll
availalte ftori use September 1. 11. lit
This sch tiarshipt cinsists o.f fr(ee\
ti uitiini andi 1.4 in m'onty fo r living Xl
r expensest at the uiniv.-rsity. App licants yi
form thi s er-hi-rshipt must 1- ait 1.-aist h
i(; y*mars otf age. hei alt t' enmt-r m
th. frvhsmnan class at Cartolina. hax
ng compuletedl the tenth gradt- t t o
hi'. in school. must ph.t-met themse.sg
to --ompl t t iiu y,i ars'~ cours otf- b
fr -d by the ivisi'on. n mst reside in f
the dormitories tin the camp)us and p
take their board at the college refeC- i.
tory: must present a certlitiate stat
ing thttheir family can ni)t afford m
to ay for their edutcatioin: miust _be r
the son tor lineal desce.ndant of a
Con federate veteran of honorable
record (in the cases of equal attain
ments offere-d. preference will be giv
en to sons of widows of Confederate
a soldiers), and must be indorsed by
the. president of a chapter of the L.
d D. C. in South Carolina. Applica-n
-tions~ for this scholarship must be i
~ tiled with the undersigned not later
than June 1. Applicants are remind
t edi that they must qualify on every C
. point named to be considered as duly er
eligible for the scholarship. e
Mary B. Poppenheim.
C.himan U. D. C.. Charleston' i
aliiGood close prices on blue
serge suits and black cecihian m
coafs, the very things for warm wy
- waher. F. M. Clarke. I.
EVERY ONE SHOUJI
We accept depositi
In our Savings Dep,
interest at 4 per ce>
BANK OE FA
roar oft bas,le, and on be
Governor J. H. MeanlS- they were the rebel chee
he said: "Tell my. men th
[ON HUGH MEANS. Colonel of robbed death of its sting
; eventeenth regiment of South~ that the Confederacy nr
~rna Volunteers. Confederate ever." - He died .before
asArmy, from its organization Ithe red flag sink, when
nt ortally wounded at the second -Cross floated proudly tc
t of Manassas, August :30, 1862. His great soul was spare
hpicture presented in this issue of ever seeing it droop.
taken on the battlelield, in the the very moment of a g
)nerate uniform. Ci l. Means was erate victory. wvith his b
nAugust 1S, 181:2 Graduated his snow-white hair.
: he South Carolina college with
egree of A. B. in 1,' 32. Married "Tahe old guard dies,
ur:' 24. 18:13. Susan Rebecca surrender."
a.He was fur many years a,
i.ier general cof South Carolina "Sweet sleep the brave
.' - Was elected gov ernor of rest
h arolina in 1550i. W\as a mem- With all their country's
r ad p)residlent of the Cuoperatiwu
'i'trion of 1852- Was for many Col. Means is buried
iand upi to his death a memb)er cemetery in this co)unty.
ii' 'a .llilitar'y acaemy.t' 'd l)alaced to his memory.
nQir of the Secesslin cif\onvenm,n Presbyterian churchyard
Fi'rtI Lield (zistrict. and a...gr.:r e died as he had lived,
riiinance I f Seiession. E as ~of S thern m'anlhCood. t.n
day . . i,;*: ju tic:A
-r th mliiin:' my ap'recin a i *~ .l
. L th. thsmuch a/.ancedim
in v htl ii u rities f' e. ad~ il,,il iid i'I
. ls.. 1i1deah i.ully (eem- Ii. L tamks
his uir- tion t"~ h:~is country. ('i \i~t~r5tfg.h
,m riert of lrigadiir Gene~ra1l t1:5alstb
Eva~ n-. olhi'ia re cord of I mnI'f r . a rne. t .~
in drate Armies. Serie I. \ ol0t1.wtr eigae
h.n tie "onfedetrate' Army was teShl
z./ a' young 1 i rier was pr \ fe o-f h u
to.. iigh po i1tion over ma'n' ff~' m lp'r i
nir inS GT . Means' hrigane.~Ci vt h edn
i.of thes i ntllemen'f tookl o.hf- n~i' h ~ill
nthait all the colonels resign.'tt"l'iti( .rifIt
iyhad prevtiousl' decided to f . ' ie-eli-i,ifli
hs d,eision in the premises. i'knr"ifl~ndvn
h e rid the :.greeLment. C'dbainl. tut o u
assaid: "Comrades, the iijeer
a hve ref'erred i to ma: or may not i~iE i o ono
e n his spuirs. 1 h'ave not 1.on hsaiNofrtarh
n.' r have you won yours, antid~ tte al ls
nilolt subjugate the sacred causeinotecyber h
thC(onfederac'y for any p)ersonralThywytcokarb
earie, *'r to any amisappointedrabbm
i.We are enlisted in the de
ie f our homes and all the sacredcomndfestpga
nles that tire the ati'sheart: ters ftepprol
hs anish from our recollection
rythought other than the deter-fulepaidintec
inton to rid our country from her Nt uy4h
hes invaders."''spaarph ti
o.Means was a true type of theyake.W thrn"v
de, a Christian gentlernan and ott aero o h
hCarolina statesman of the timecInetr.H ev.i
ahe lived. He was a large man, ms tiig:nrs
grat prowess, gentle in his man- mnsmd ntepr
r.and an earnest and forcible ha fteclm.I
eakr. Possessing an extraordinarythhedn"Ne.Jl
lce. socially and politically. he Tw dasbig
s eloved by his neighbors. Inchne.Tebnr
eing of him. Col. James Simmons tot "rVcsug
id'No commanding officer of the hs"agtterbi
nfeeracy wtas ev'er more, consid- dndi 'csug n
.e f his men. or more universallyhidnerwthm.I
led by them." Another distmn-liestsei.Foth
hd Confederate said: "When a.aprsowllae.
ehistory of that great struggle for ~ uoietelxr
htand' principle is written, thean ficse kte-U
me>f John H. Mteans will be amongwarrstsuhdene
e ist of its martv'red heroes. i h atwl ae
Ct. Hal. Clark of Camden w"asisecptnthsoe.f
h Xi. Means after he received hisase"yneprtr"
tlwound, and he stated that Cpe vl ) 'lal
enthe colonel returned to, con- cm sacroiy
izsess he asked the meaflnm of vni teSuhr
e cees ha wee eai~a'u"eth,padly is thake its toi
3D HAVE A
3 of $1.00 and
artment we pay
at per annum,
ing told that Grant entering Vicksburg, certainly
rs of victory, the yankee printers who came along
.eir valor has Iand printed off this edition were emni
.God grant nently correct in their final st.atement:
Lay live for- 'In years to come copies of this last
he ever saw edltion of the wall paper 'Citizen*
the Southern wvill be valuable In years to come s
,the breeze. a curiosity." for the paper is indeed
d the sorrow and in truth a most curious and un
He fell at usual production.
Presentation of Flag to Boyce Guards
he does not [Winnsboro Register, February. 1S61.)
who sink to ctls rcee oMs adsF
honor blest."lrsnainwst a~ lc.Te
Lt the Means ,irn~ oc . e i t&~at
A ce'nataphl-issSli.Su n .X.Lls
in the Frst )eettie ftesee tts
.a true typ4eac fwo oeabespae
ci "hore with- 4~~K ern pni ngle
"A~ ttr the apined hur tae hey
Gre,esorted surrune Fardy eer
eibe strs.ee o Ms.Ld' e
tresetb aio was e to takelge Theya
were'~ L' rcived o ther arriva by: is
liini Byc a fihr ic t-ornt
Pearo ~.to arFan Boyce
repreentaieo th~e csee fSttes.
each ofan 'hmra wre rawnlae s '
rtt se. haring ~upon t inaglnt
leter th n.me it nevrhe Sttethey~C
- ,~ ~ i is Boyce ~ . in. pillenting the flag
lnchs i, to. thea bympany taingo wa
:h~s!nL1r I" '.rta ave ueesson1 stap.
litht pnv.u h s alles.o hrsn t a
wlian -UIHe'r- Tk hsbne n ne h
thc'*VLi5. bee.nc. he r oto taat larin cap
ok ~ ,s '.raovet mnr and pactoriyt.'u
Thlse Pns.havyriek chase.:.thr thae
rth nd astad l mett rtanar. aere udelredt
owing wit clar intonation for victor an or
"flrii~it. UtY. Ynner :.re fewagwast thce
of iit neImta eogt.tetu oute
i~. and Is - oly ir
it. is to.fir st insrown Apriuth Crlin.an)
of te sme fwen tucre dtont h tearts andeunt
in eingNse 'Twer well myiatwere ii dneu"i
soli, a is tthe oldorslet agnd cvee wePllet
sos tlled. e u ill guardee sonbe makde:
set ~ uge by the tesgeto o thamping of wal
pe wa hrss takncnendandhv sumiayo tempeid
can onybeprn wou fid eauispayr.n
l)rsetsa tmpin 'and oth anerise une the
o thstae-uodanwe has seredaltant and enpe
~raph t yth rton as wellor any el rector ed,
ppear undr"an yes aoe childe. ayoprat
ith.~s~." ndirsty. mannere ladne when heye
Lboutgrea sate buke N.oShedd wivtheratof
Gen.Grath it icn arnosm remainirkspeetstt,a
he ddbinginlonseation the sitlnseic andato
he "Citizand s e tb ~ee n akd
lto jontim itoLt Minne Boace?-Eitor.nllwtr
re wilore wilws pesn asne an xlr
smue met th THuEo the dTOWN andaLado.
iti." ndasws to fisteavnsbe hem fril ,m1in.
ofn the ts "aftwer. We done oldwele Letll.
ficandythrm'wl. epwre quinl some!"itbl
sid. yas tosTuted orslt aucoveredic meay
etbythe arh thgeste witort heatig ofr a
peitas ae canciene and spefishd for hed
th presets of tewsbpthfanotherwise saf child