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den, Wylie, Moore. J. - Brise SnO
Twenty years have passed since the
war made its last rugged track ovei
these quiet fields, and the actors in
its scenes are fast passing away. A
few years ago tidings of the death ot
our own grand old commander, Gen.
Lee, sped from hamlet to hamlet and
a wail swept over the length and thc
breadth of oi- Southland. which -xi,
not without response from the North.
But the other day the great champiorn
of the Union, Gen. Grant, laid him. I:
down to die and passed quietly to h
eternal rest. The flags are at hal
mast all over this broad land and th
None knew better the value of his
services to his cause than those whc
contended with him, and nooe can
heartily sympathize with the vetEr
ans of the "Army of the Potomac,"
their tributes of respect to the mINL
ory of their greatest chieftain ihan
their old antagonists, the survivors i
of the -Army 'of No-rthern Virginia.
Twenty years of peace have rei__ned
over this field, and we, the survivors
of that stalwart band of 1S62, a squad
of gray-haired men, I may say ti:
mutilated remnant of a noble regi
ment, have met here under the walls
of Richmond, that long sought goal
of our opponents, here on the soil of
Virginia, :hat Virginia which *took an
equally noble part in framing our
grand institutions of liberty, and in
our effort to maintain them. We re
vere her for giving us Washington
and Jefferson, Madison and Henry. We
love her as the mother of Lee and
Jackson, Stuart and Hill, and each
and every one of us, individually and
collectively, hold her ever in grateful
admiration for the heroic courage and
pure womanly tenderness of her fair
daughters. Time, place and circum
stance open up the floodgates of mem
ory, and we are engulfed in a maei
strom of reminiscences and confused.
conflicting emotions beyond the power
of human language or human art to
depict. And yet, on looking back
upon it as a whole, this great mass of
experiences and recollections, this
past of those who engaged in rebel
lion, so called, because they resisted
the exercise of unlawful power by
government, containing, as it does.
every shade and grade of emotion
from the most radiant and warmest
sunshine- of hope and success .to the 1
blackness of despair and the chill of
death, there is above and beneath, in
fro-it and rear, and on either flank,
completely encircling it, a halo of
glory as steady as the light of. truth
itself. Uncompromising tenacity to
principle and honest, straightforward
- top.ort of it, and relianc'e on it, con
,temiif,erhaps or the cold, practical
advantages of diplomacy, pharacter
ize this past and constitute the cen
ter around which its wheel of for-*
tune revolved, shedding a glow .over
its passage alike through sunshine
and through storm.
The following letters are a part of
the 'archives of the Sixth Regiment
Survivors' Association. Although I
have not Gen. Bratton's consent for.
their publication, they are so inti
mately coninected with the subject of
Gen. Bratton's address that I furnish
them for publication.
JAMES H. RION,
Chairman Executive Committee.
Camp Near Fair Oaks, Va.,
4-. June 9, 1862.
Col.' Bratton, 6th S. C. Volunteers:)
Sir-On the evening of May 31 the reg -I
knent yinder your command. being one
of those opposed to the brigade under
command of Col. J. H. Hobart Ward,
38th New York Volunteers, (to whose
~dmmand I have the honor to -belong),
ou were, unfortunately for you, se
vjerely wounded and came under knmy
On that occasion you placed in my
charge for safe keeping your watch,
and now, being in a place of safety,
I have the honor, through Gen. P.
Kearney. commanding this division,
to return the same, and with the hope
that your wound, though severe, may
not prove fatal.
I remain with -sincere sympathy,
most respectfully wour obedient ser
Assistant Surgeon SSth N. Y. V.
Camp Near Fair Oaks, Va.,
J-une 10, 1852.
Dear Sir: The fortunes of this un
natural war have made you a prison
er, and it was in the hands of one of
my regiments, (4th Maine, Col. Wal
ker), that you fell. I take the liberty,
in courtesy and..good feeling, of put
ting myself. or friends of the North,
at your disposal.
I forward by a special messenger
your sword, belt and watch, together
with a letter from the surgeon-Dr.
Gesner--who attended you. who is an
acquaintance of your family at the
If, sir, you will permit me the fa
vor, I also place at your call a credit
with my bankers, Rigg & Co., Wash
lngton, $200, which may serve you un-:
til your own arrangements are made.!
Very respectfully, your obedient
servan' ~ P. KEARNEY,
Brig.-Gen. Comimdg ad Div. 3d Corps.
Camp Near Fredericksburg. Va.,
January 24, 1863.
General: I beg to recommend Col.
John Bratton, commanding the 6th
:egiment. South Corolina troopz, for
>romotion to the iank of brigadler
The superior capacity and con
tancy in the d.charge of his ordi
-iarv duties as a colonel would strong
!y recommend him for advancement,
but he merits it more particularly for
galliant conduct in battle.
At "Se-ven Pines" he was one of the
eaders in the intrepid and irresisti
le charge of the 2nd brigade, Long
street's division, which encountered
nd beat a greatly superior force of
:he enemy in four successive combats.
driving them two miles from their
line of battle.
Throughout the whole action he
vas conspicuous for skill and courage'
oolness and good management.
At the close of the fourth and last
mncounter he received a very severe
wound through the arm and shoulder.
His conduct excited my admiration,
and I am happy to perform this rather
tardy act o justice. I am. very re
Your most obedient servant,
R. H. ANDERSON,
Major General Provisional Army.
To Gen. S. Cooper, Adjutant and In
spector-General, Richmond, Va.
- Seven Pines Casualties.
The following was Once publishcd
in the Chester Reporter, and veter
ans who are getting records in shape
request us to republish it:
From the Richmond Dispatch of
June 7, 1862, kindly fu:rnished us by
Mr. J. K. Coleman, of this place, we
get the following list of casualties of
Chester. Fairfield and York counties
of the 6th Regiment and Capt. T. .
Beckham's company, of 6th Regiment,
in the battle of Seven Pines. May '31,
1S62. This list of 5th Regiment is
from the official report of Adjutant 11.
C!,A. John Bratton, wounded in the
aim, aud missing.
Capt. L. L. Love, assistant commis
sary sergeant, slightly wounded in
Wm. Moore, musigian, severely
wounded in the leg.
Company A, Capt. G. L. Strair
Killed: Sergt. W. E. Lewis; privates
B. F. Backstrom, William Moore, Sam
uel Miller, W. I. McFadden, T. S. Reid
and J. M. Frye; wounded severely,
Privates D: S. Dickey (and missing),
J. T. Thomas, William Kitchens, Jos
hua Kitchens, J. P. Nail, W. C. Reid,
G. Amzi Brown, Perry Ferguson. J. H.
Gaston, John Dunlap, R. 3. Massey,
L. H. Dye,1 John McG rity and J. P.
Gaston; funded stlgJtly.; Sergt., J.
C. Ferguson, Thomas Peden, L. 5. Mc
Garity, D. J. Wylie, J. D. Williamson,
A. P. Neely, J. J. Nichols. A. Hicklin
William Hughes, R. N. Blanks, W. N.
Hder: Lieutenant J. C.. MtcFadtlen,
Sergt. I. N. Whitesides. Private F.
Bigham; missing: Private John Me
Garity; total, killed, wounded and
Company B, Captain John M. White
-Killed; Private W. S. F. McFadden,
wounded severely: Sergt. J. P. Miller;
privates, J. 31. Caskey, W. C. Glover,
H. Johnson, B. Merritt and B. Nivens;
wounded slightly: -Caipt. .J. M. .Wite,
Junior 2nd Lieutenant I. M. Wylie,
Privates, B. F. Baker, James Epps, W.
F. Her'got, H. Merritt and W. C. Perry;
total killed and wounded, .24.
Company F, Captain J. L. Gaston
Killed: Captain J. L. Gaston; Privates
Fred Babcock, William Crawford and
W. H. Gaston; wounded mortally:
Private W. L. McDaniel; seriously:
Private Robert Hemnphill, S. H. Mc
Walters, H. Morris, J. A. Rader and
W. S. Turner; severely, Privates J. F.
Barber, W, H. Brawley, J. I. Caldwell,
W. J. Cornwell, D. E. Dunlap, S. E.
Vanpelt, J. C. Walker and C. S. Wil
son; slightly: Lieutenant J. M1. Moore,
Sergts. J. J. Stringfellow, E. M. Shan
non and J. G. Blair; Privates J. D.
Boyd, Henry Duffy, A. F. Lindsay, H.
McConnell, E. J. MlcDeniel, J. H. Mc
Daniel, H. M. Elduff, J. C. Pedlen, J.
R. Peay, W. F. Smith and W. T. Far
rar; total killed and wvounded, ,33.
Company G. Capt. J. .3i. Phinney
Killed: Captain J. M. Phinney, 1st
Sergt. J. W. Sloan; (Corporal S. T. Ca
:ack: Privates W. A. Ellisorv. J. Pow
ell, P. N. Powell. J. J. Weir; severely
wounde: Sergt. WV. A. Milling; Pri
vates A. W. Ladd. Robert Bankhead.
J. G. Boggs, T. T. Williamson, J. A.
Seires, J.- D. Gilliard, WV. M. Melton;
slightly wounded: Lieutenant Mich
ael Brice, Color Sergt. 5. WV. Rabb,
Corporal W. D. McKinstry; Privates
R. B. Aiken, Peter Bird, B. F. Boul
ware, A. Boney, A. C. Frater, W. Hi.
Jamison, W. T. Hodges, J. Lemon, J.
T. McCreight, J. W. McCreight, W. M1.
Nelson, J. L. Richmond, J. C. Raines
and J. A. Wooten; total, killed and
Company H, Captain W. B. Lyles
Killed: Captain W. Boykin Lyles; Pri
vates Samuel Stevenson, J. B. War
finid; sevPrely wounded: Sergt. R. W.
Brice, Privates E. P. Allen, W. R.
Counts, 5. H. Glenn, W. P. Gray, A. T.
Holly. W. W. Hunt, W. H. Kerr;
slightly wounded: Scrgt. J. T. By
aum, Privates W. Boyce Simonton, 5.
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Dyspepsia, Indigestion, Loss of Appetite, oj
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makes a new man of you. It is ideal for womei
Dr. J. R. Thompson, writing in the Americar
"Dr. Hilton's Life for the Liver and Kidne:
even on the part of the most skeptical that it
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[HE MURRAY DRUG CO., Columbia,
H. Crosby, J. L. Dye, J. Garrick, .1. P. bravery displayed on
Grissom, A. Grubbs, J. F. Joyner, 1I. Some of them are giv
McCojrnmick. W. B. Norris. I. R. Sterl- J. Caldwell in his Hit
ing, W. 31. Young, J. B. Blackledge; an's Brigade. The I:
total, killed and wounded, 27. -,. incident mentioned la
Company I, -CaptaId 3. M. Cros'-. to 14th S. C-.Reginiel
Killed: .none; severely wounaIed, the second incident nt
First Lieutenant William McAl'ley, was a brave Fairfie
Sergt. H. S. Hardin, Corporal w. 31 writer 'remembers he
Corkill. 'Privates J. W. Brooks, R. M. at the time by his
Duffy, R. I. Duffy, W. R. Kennedy, J. Matthews. son of Jon
Leopold. S. J. McNinch, James Walker, both of whom were n
Andrew Wages, G. W. Wilson; slightly pany F, 12th Regime>
wounded: Sergt. B. 3M. Neely, Corporal The heroic death
W. J. Davis, Privates J. H. Jaggers, son of Fairfield, alth
T. A. Lipsey, J. A. Lipsey, W. H. Ross; w.as unknown to th4
missing: oseph Leonard; total, wound- scribed in the "Histo
ed and missing, 19. Brigade" as .follows:
Company B, 5th Regiment, Captain " Another soldier:C
T. C. Beckham-Killed: none; imore than eighteen
wounded: Captain T. C. Beckam. Or- me early in the I
Iderly Sergeant W. H. R.agedale, Pri- scarcely so deliberate
Yates J. W. McCully. WV. D. Watsoni, fired with great pe
T. M. Lemons, F. .M. Lemons: Tr. J. coolness, until just al
Stevenson, J1. S. Ross; total wounded, the other. He was
8. tall and slende-r, wit]
The 6t.h Regiment went into the as a woman's and
hbattle wi'th 321 men. The -total of cheek just darkening
litilled, woun.ded missing was 22S downy beard. Seemi
men. about sunset, he sat
_____________cr'oss-trench to rest.
A (Gallant Fairtield Boy Who Sealed down, when a ball gla
~His Patriotism With His Blood, and struck him just
______ear. He struggled
At a sailent in the Confederate line with a brief convulb
near Spottsylvania Court House, oc- caught him, in his a
cupied by Gen. Edward .Johnson. Divi.. his eyes, with the s
sion of Ewell's Corps, Gen. Grant,, smile I think I ever
having massed his troops at this point, a-nd died almost on
just at daylight on the I 2t.h day of was a strange woun
May, 1864. captured this part of Gen. "othing but a smallr
Lee's line of works. The troops in the ball struck bim''
the iminediate vicinity having failed -
to recapture the line at this salient. SkET(H OF 3) RS. 31
McGowan's Brigade was brought fromn TER.,
another part of the Confederate line,
occupied by Gen. A. P. Hill's Cor ps. (The News and He~ral<
early that morning. and at a doubi.e Soon after the first
quick .rushed up the O'iterl works at sas Rev. R. W. Barn
this point. which is known as "the borde. Hon'. W. F. E
bloody angle". At this salient. 'he C. Bee. Geo. M. Cofflh
Confederates were on the left of the ganized the S. C. H
angle, and the Federals held the right tion for the nurpose<
of the angle, and fired across the plying our sick and
traverses. The trenches on the inner with medicine, nourisl
side of the works wer e almost filed ing, which the Conf
with water from recent rains, an ment was unable to
the water was crimsoned with blood ficient quantities. I
This was the place to test the cor tablished and calls
age of the bravest soldier. At thispeleadtei-s
point the firing was continuous Iforcotributions, wh
early in the mnorn,ing of the 12th un to Virginia by the ca
til near dayllght the next mori.ng- distributed in field
A;. this angle there were two tre active agents. At the
cut down by mininie balls, one about Pickens the Legislat
sxr inches in diomneter, and the other priated large sums o
an oak tree, which was said by an tain the Association
oficer, who afterwards measured it, wounded and needy
to e teny-to nchs n damter -cared for in camp
Ito e twntytwo nchs 1~dia eter ablished by the A
A section of this tree is preser'ved in the iMnes of the Confi
Wahngton, among the relics of the The first headquartern
War. tion were at Charlott
There were inetances of conspicnous were at Petersburg
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iee, and together with Captain eid,
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I their -country in its etrugbfor -
A GLORIOUS RECORD.
ancaster Ledger, May 17, 1882:
In the roll of the 7th South Carolina
attalion, Enfield Rifles, occur the
Illowing as a list of Color Sargeants:
1 William Mayrant-Eilled at ~Mor
s Island, .July 10, 1863. Fell with
>lors in his bands.
2 J. H. Outz-Killed at Drewry's
luff, May 16, 1864. Fell with colors
his bands which were picked uzprbyC
3 John B. Robertson (a youth 19.
mars old)-Killed at same time* and
ace, holding the colors.
4 Preston Cooper-Picked up the
>1ors and bore -them out (the only
ie of the nine color guards not.lled
r wounded), with forty-seven new
allet holes in the flag, and the' .staff
ddled and cut in twc$ He feE writh
is leg shiattered at Petersburg ona
reldon Road, with colors in his hands
ugust 21, 1864..
5 Geo. W. Kennington-Wounded at'
rewry's Bluff. Partitioned out the
ag at Johnston's capitulation, and
~ought home the belt and socket.
The foregoing is an extract from the
>11 of field and staff of the battaliop,
repared by Col. James H. Rion for
eneral Manigault. Sergeants Rob
tson and Cooper were from' ar
ald. * Sergeant Cooper, with his one
g, is well known. The gallant boy -
>ldier was a son of our worthy fel
iw citizen. Maj. B. H. Robertson
Notice to Creditors.
All creditors of the late Mr.e. Ella
arlisle, deceased, are notified to
r~ese.t their claims duly attested, and
I parties indebted to said estate will
ake payment to the undersigned.
J. E. DOUGLASS,~
All persoins are hereby notitled not
i hunt, fish, cut wood, allow stock to -
mn at large or otherwise trespass upon
ie land of the undersigned.
0 . W. MOORE.
5-7-4t Ridgeway, R. F. D. 1, 8. C
A Regular Tom Boy.
as Susie-climbing trees and fences.
imnping ditches, whitling, always.get
ng scratches, cuts, sprains, bruises,
amps, burns or scalds. But -laws!
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MEDICINE CO., Columbia, S. C.
this occasion. The executive committee consisted of i
n by Capt. J. F. Rev. R. W. Barnwell, Dr. M. Laborde, ej
story of McGow- IG. H. McMaster, T. A. LaFar, G. W. h
~ero of the first Hick and E. E. Jackson. To the Hos
y him belonged pital that its Association established I
t. The hero o~ at ,Petersburg, Mrs. G. H. McMaster e
entioned by him went in 1862 and assumed the Nffice 11
Id boy, as the' of chief matron, where her husband
was spoken of was at the time acting as steward.,
comrades, John Here she devoted herself with alUthe
athan Matthews, zeal and energy and tendernessi of
iembers of Corn her nature- to caring for the sick andL
t, S. C. V. w ounded with which the hospital was B
of this gallant, filled; and it was in great naeasuve
ough his name due'to her management that this Hos
author, is die- pital received flattering mention on r
ry of McGowar- the floors of the Confederate Con
gress .and elsewhere. C
f- probably not jThe hardships and trials that ourB
rears, interested soldiers were subjected to in Rich
ight. Althongh m iond on their *passing through onII
as the other, he furlough from hospital, from camp,
rseverance and or from home in returning to their
tethdtofcomands, made it necessary Dt the
Shandsome boy, Association should provide for their
eyes as ten dex comfort in Richmond. Hence, in 1863
a smooth, fair the Exchange Hotel was rented and0
;with the first the South Carolina Soldiers' Home b
ng to be wea'-y. was established- and G. H. McMaster 1
down in the placed in charge. Mrs. McMaster
He was hardly jtook. contr'of all the household ar
need from a tre+ rangement', and managed the large tA
behind the right establishment with consummate skill
up and shook .and judgment..
;n. Some one Here thousands received.her atten-~f
rms. He 'raised tion, and from the highest officer to:b
weetest. saddest the humblest private testified to t heb
saw on earth, 'kindnesses received. Many werer
the instaig. heard to say, "'This is a home indeed."
d. I could se Her labor was unending and her zeal
ed blister where w,hich she was struggling. On Thurs-'
A. s. D. pirits never failed to cheer the sol-.f
-- "diers among whom she moved, even
ARY E. McMAS- in the most desponding days of the S
C'onfederacy. She never lost faith in I
the righteousness of the cause for
, Jan. rg, -.. never slackened and her exuberant
battle of .Manas- -day, before the Sunday in which' -
vell, Dr. M. La- Richmond was evacuated, a friend
'eSaussure, Wmn. (Mr. Paul Roman), a clerk in the
iand others or-: War Department. informed Mr. Mc
ospital Associa- Master that the families of President C
>f aiding in sup- Davis and of the heads of departments
rounded soldiers would leave Richmond on the next
iment and cloth- day. This portended something, so on
ederate govern- Friday Mrs. McMaster and her little
furnish in suf- daughter, whom hundreds of soldiers
lepots were e sell remember,- took the traini for
made upon the South Carolina.
cieties at home When at home a few weeks later,
ich soon poured being told by a returning soldier that
r load and were Lee had surrendered, she was sot
nd hospital by shocked that she refused to .believe
request of Gov. him, somewhat to his displeasuvre. Thei
ure also appro-d war over she devoted her energies to
E money to sus-' aid her husband in retrieving his
Ld the sick and wrecked fortune. She died January
soldiers were 23, 1874.
md in, hospitals Mrs. McMaster was a daughter of b
ssociation along Rev. Warren Flenni.ken, one of theA
; fteAsca-fou.nders of Erskine College. Her pa- F
esville and later iternal great-grandfather, John Flen- p
and Richmond. niken, was one of the signers of the