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In 1862 Gen. M. L. Bonham of
Edgefield who bad been in com- !
mand of this brigade since the open
ing of the war was elected to the
Confederate Congress, and Joseph
B. Kershaw of Camden became lead
er of the brigade which bore his
name and contained the second,
third, seventh and eighth regiments,
South Carolina Volunteers. June
1862 Kershaw's men entered the
swamps around Richmond with
Lee's army and helped to fight Mc
Clellan. They fought at Harper's
Ferry, at Maryland Heights, at
Sharpsburg and at Fredericksburg,
at which place this brigade was in
creased by the addition of the fif
teenth regiment and the third South
Carolina Battalion. Some of his
men were placed on Mary's Hill at
Gettysburg-a large portion of the
glory of that second day at Gettys
burg belongs to the Carolinians of
In 1863, Kershaw's brigade march
ed out at sunrise to take part in the
battle of Chickamauga, Ga.
May 6th 1864 Kershaw's brig
ade with Lonsgtreet's Corps started
into the Wilderness of Virginia.
They were at the battle of Spott
sylvania Valley of Virginia, against
Sheridan and at Petersburg against
Grant. Led by Gen. Kennedy, the
brigade returned to South Carolina
to defend the State against Sher
Company B. of the second regi
ment was commanded by George D.
Huiett, and all of his men from
Edgefield. In the seventh regi
ment, most of the men were from
Company I. Seventh Regiment
Capt. Benj T. Roper, company K.
Seventh Regiment Capt. John F.
Bowers, Company M. Seventh Regi
ment, Capt. Jerry Goggans. For
An Essential Part
of Religion '
TO be a Christian ls to be a fol
lower of Christ And the mac
who wants to be a follower of
Christ must study the charac
ter of Christ that he may make
lt his own.
Jesus defined his own character in
very plain words. "The Son of man is
come not to be served, but to serve,
'and to give." To serve and to give
must be our motto if we wish to be
followers of Jesus. He spent bis life
tn service, saying "I am come down
from Heaven not to do my own will,
but the will of him that sent me," and
after he had finished the work which
God had given him to do (John 17:4)
he gave his life a ransom for roany.
Giving ls therefore an essential
part of following Jesus, as much so as
service ls. And it ls the duty of every
Christian to consider carefully and
prayerfully what he can and should
give, and then to study the different
ways in which he can serve God effec
tively for his gifts. Most persons
seem to begin at the wrong end by
waiting till some special appeal ls
made, and then giving under the im
pulse of that appeal without having
formed any definite purpose as to the
total amount to be given in the course
of a year. And it is reasonably safe
to say that most of those who give
only in this way give a much smaller
proportion of their total Income than
Systematic giving ls the only true
way; for lt is the only way that is
based on a frank recognatlon of God's
claims and an honest effort to meet
them. The Nashville Christian Advo
cate makes the following sensible re
marks on this subject:
"Thousands upon thousands have
adopted the tithing system, and lt
should be no matter of surprise to
those who believe in God and his word*
that these thousands upon thousands
are wonderfully blessed In their spir
itual life and in their material affairs.
Yet there may be a misleading influ
ence in the meaning ordinarily at
tached to the words, 'I give a tenth to
God.' There is danger that people
will think that we may give nine
tenths to ourselves as long as we
give one-tenth to him.
"God demands the ten-tenths. He tells
us that in supporting ourselves and
our familiess, and In supplying the
BOC lal, civic, mental and spiritual de
manda of our natures, we are truly
giving to him. It wouM be much bet
ter to say when laying aside that
tenth which ls for God: 'While we
feel that we should give all to God,
we are giving thia one-tenth to him
for the support of his church and his
little ones who throng the highway?
and the byways of the TPT^' This
ls the Idea which establishes the
proper ratio between what belongs to
eos part of God's work and what be
longs to another part _
in the Confederate |
the roll of all these companies with
their casualties see Chapman's His
tory of Edgefield. White in his
making of South Carolina, says
"Kershaw himself commanded oth
er brigades in addition to that
which bore his name (at Spottsyl
"In May 1865, Kersh aw's brig
ade, as a part of Joseph E. John
ston's army, stacked arms and went
home again. *
Micah Jenkins Brigade.
Jenkins was Colonel of the fifth
regiment in July 1861, al; Manassas.
In 1861 he led the Palmetto Sharp
shooters in battle at Williamsburg,
near Richmond, soon after, put in
command of a brigade made up of
the first regiment and second rifles,
the fifth and sixth regiments, the
fourth battalion and the Palmetto
The brigade was led by Jenkins
around Richmond and at Seven
Pines. It was with Lee at Manassas
and ai the Wildnerness when the
valiant, noble, courageous, Jenkins
John Bratton ("Old Reliable")
took the lead of the brigade and
carried them into the battle at
Spott?ylvania courthouse. Fifteen
hundred Carolinians with loaded
rifles ready for battle were still fol
lowing Bratton when Lee surren
dered, and still under command of
this brave general, marched home
Company B, of the sixth regi
ment of cavalrj', Captain Lewis
Jones, was made up almost entirely
of Edgefield men, who bravely up
held the honor of their county and
state, and were ever in the front
ranks. A detailed account of Co.
B. will be given later.
Agatha A. Woodson,
Recognition of God's Gifts.
"One-tenth of what we receive from
God-and we receive from no other
hand-ls surely not too much to give
to him In carrying out his purposes
through his church. Some people think
that lt is too little. One thing'is cer
tain: no sacrifice for God has ever
made the maker unhappy or less pros
"He that soweth sparingly shall
reap also sparingly; and he that sow
eth bountifully shall reap also boun
tifully. Let each man do according as
be hath purposed in his heart; not
grudgingly, or of necessity: for God
loveth a cheerful giver. And God is
able to make all grace abound unto
you; that ye having always all suffi
ciency in everything, may abound unto
every good work."
We wish to announee to the
public that since the recent
fire which destroyed our store
room we have secured another
place of business, where we
will be glad to nee oir friends
and the public generally. We
are prepared to offer the same
attractive prices and to extend
the same liberal terms that we
have given in the past. Some
persons have made inquiry as
to whether the fire would put
us out of business or not. We
Iwish everyone to understand
that we hope to continue busi
ness in Greenwood for many
years to come.
Thanking the public for
their past patronage and so
liciting the same for the future
we beg to remain,
Myth Concerning the Salamander.
Newts and salamanders are pretty
much like frogs and toads, only they
have a tall and look like a lizard, and
then in some breeds the pair of hind
legs are small and in others lacking.
Salamanders often get Into old rotten
logs and If put on the fire run out
without being hurt In many cases, be
cause they are more or less damp and
may not actually pass through much
fire. But folk think a salamander ls
right at home in the fire.
Still a Woman.
Tillie Clinger says that although sha
ls naturally strong-willed and self-gov
erned, practiced in restraint and poise.
if a rich widower were to get down on
his knees to propose to her she is
afraid she would fall on hers and
thank the Lord.
Must Have Dined Well.
The electric ventilating fan on the
wall of the restaurant was whirzlng
round. A gentleman who had dined
extremely well sat looking at lt for
some time. "Walter," he complained
at last, "that clock's fasti'"-Punch.
CoDTriiht 1909, br C. E. ZimaiKinin Co.-No. 57
THERE is nothing which will
make so much difference on the
journey through life as a bank ac
THOSE without one will bitterly regret their care
lessness, for sooner or latrr they will be overtaken
by misfortune in some form or other.
ON the other hand these with a bank account are
sure to catch up with Dame Fortune.
IF you want a pleasant journey through life, don't
put off starting a bank account any longer.
Bank of Edgefield
OFFICERS: J. C. Sheppard, Pres.; W. W. Adams, Vice
pres.; E. J. Minis, Cashier: J. H. Allen, assistant Cashier.
DIRECTORS: J. C. Sheppard, W. W. Adams, J. Wm.
Thurmond, Thos. H. Rainsford, J. M. Cobb, B. E. Nicholson, A.
S. Tompkins, C. C. Fuller, W. E. Prescott.
Oar customers often remark when we test the ANCHOR
Shafts. But you can not break them.
Anchor Shafts are NOT Made to Break
ANCHOR Shafts are made of such good hickory and braced in
such a way they will withstand the severest strain. 7 e bend ol
the Anchor Shaft is braced with a truss construction hke a bridge.
The entire ANCHOR Buggy is built on the same plan.
Bett contracted boggy ever made. ^
Every part of the Anchor on which there is any strain when in
use is braced and strengthened. "^flfc51
We've gotten quite gymnastic putting the ANCHOR through
different tests to show what it will stand.
Call around some day and let us show you some of the severe
tests we put the Anchor through. ?
It's a handsome buggy, too, and comfortable.
It's everything yon want in a boggy. ,/
Price ? Well, it's too GOOD for the money. ]
MARSHAL G. COLLINS, Head Salesma n
We'll be glad to see you any time aad show you
more about the famous ANCHOR.
We handle Southern States Phosphate & Fertilizer
P. & F., A. D. Bone
Augusta High Grade,
Acid of All Grades.
These goods are now in the warehouse ready for
Jones & Son
1 We Told You Sol
The roads are get
ting better and the
?I orders are getting
' heavy, but our stock
of fertilizers of the
best grades is com
plete. Send us your
orders under a guar
antee of first-class
treatment at our
We have recently taken on Dry Cell batteries for
gasolene engines, and the boys do tell us that they
are the best to be had. Yours truly,
W. W. ADAMS & CO.
E. J. NORRIS, Agent
Edgefield, South Carolina
Representing the HOME INSURANCE
COMPANY, of New York, and the old
HARTFORD, of Hartford, Connecticut.
The HOME has a greater Capital and
Surplus combined than any other
The HARTFORD is the leading com
pany of the World, doing a greater
Fire business than any other Co.
See Insurance Reports
"HAS THE STRENGTH OF GIBRALTAR."
E. J. Norris,
FIRE AND LIFE INSURANCE
If you do not get value received for your money. If
you get inferior goods for which you pay as much as
we charge you for the good kind, you can blame only
yourself. Our 20 years experience in th? grocery
business and our ''square deal" policy is worth some
thing to the prospective buyer and all we ask is a trial.
"We can deliver the goods." Groceries and feed for
man and beast.
ERRINGTON BROS. & CO.
Office and salesroom 863 Broad Warehouse Ga. Railroad
P. S. Mr. H. Gary Sat ch er is with us and will be glad to see his friends
Wood and Coal.
I have opened a wood yard and am prepared to
deliver wood any size or length anywhere in town
at reasonable prices. Can also fill orders for
Will move my saw cut wood where lots of four
or more cords are offered at one place.
I also run a public dray. Ring me up? My
phone is No. 32.
J. R. TOMPKINS