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Longstreet at Gettysburg.
It is a matter of history that Gen.
Lee and Geri. Longstreet rode to
gether on the morning of July 2nd
to reconnoiter Gen. Meade's right
wing. It is stated that Gen. Long
street asked Gen. Lee to let him make
a flank attack on Meade's left, that
he thojght it could be done with less
sacrifice to life and limb. Gen. Long
street says this was the first time that
he had ever noticed Gen. Lee to man
ifest a spirit of anger, and turned to
him and said, "No. I'll make the at
tack in Meade's front and whip him
on his own ground." After the bat
tle Gen. Lee admitted that if he had
listened to Longstreet's advice things
would have been different at Gettys
Now, I will give, as near as I can,
about the time that Gen. Longstreet
made the charge through the wheat
field and to the peach orchard up to
the foot of Big Round Top. It was af
ter the cannon duel. I suppose this
was the greatest cannonading that
was ever known in ancient or modern
times. About 200 cannon from each
side belched forth fire and lead which
made the everlasting hills quiver and
rock for two hours. I suppose it was.
about two o'clock when Gen. Long
street ordered the charge. History
gives the number of men in this
charge from seventeen to twenty
thousand. From then until night it
was war to the knife. That night af
ter the battle we slept on the battle
field. This was just as gallant a
charge as Pickett's on the 3rd day
on Little Round Top.
In time the South will learn to ap
preciate the worth of one of her
greatest military leaders. Thus far
she has done herself an injustice in j
not allowing full credit for the ser
vices rendered to her cause by Gen.
James Longstreet. In time to come,
the name of Gen. Longstreet will be
honored by America as Washington,
Lincoln, Lee and Grant. Why should
we, of the South, the land of his
birth, forget him, for whose defense
he gave his services so freely and im
periled his life?
He was born in Edgefield, South
Carolina, but in a little town of
Georgia upon the high grounds,
stands an old building that once shel
tered the head of the soldier whom
Lee honored with his friendship and
called his "war-horse." Here Gen.
Longstreet lived after his battles
were fought and the cause went down
to its grave at Appomattox, wrapped
in its bloody mantle. Here he en
tertained many distinguished veter
ans of the war of the "60's." Here
too, at one time visited the man who
holds the reins of this government
Woodrow Wilson. And under the roof
of the then home of Gen. Longstreet,
so I have been told, was born ?he
first daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wood
Gen. Longstreet was one of the
greatest fighters and could do as
much reai bull-dog fighting with his
1 corps as any other commanding gen
eral in the army. All honor to Gen.
Longstreet. His men almost worship
ped him. Whenever he gave an order
or a command to go forward, his men
Gen. Longstreet's command was in
Tennessee from September 19th to
April 27, 1864, without winter quar
ters, fighting most of the time. When
the campaign opened up in Virginia,
Gen. Lee called for his "war-horse"
to come back as hurriedly as possi
ble. We were fien camped at Green
ville, Tennessee. We at once began
to march to Bristol, Tennessee, a dis
tance of one hundred miles. There we
boarded box cars and were hurried
on. We landed at Charlottsville, Vir
i ginia, and marched from there to
* Gordonsville. On the night of the 5 th
of May, our command was in sixteen
miles of the battle field of the wil
derness, the battle of the wilderness
had been fought. We halted for the
night and everybody was soon fast
asleep, but at one o'clock the long
roll began to beat and the command
was in the road to the wilderness in
a short while, and we struck a tur
key trot and kept it until sun rise.
This was May 6th. Arriving on the
battle field, we were moved down the
old plank road through the thicket.
Gen. Lee and staff were sitting on
their horses. We were then halted.
Longstreet rode up and grasped the
hand of Lee. Gen. Lee said, "Gen
eral, I never was so glad to see you.
Hancock has broken my line and I be
lieve I will have to fall back to
'Mine Run' to the breast work (which
was about three miles back)." Long
street said, "General, we will whip
him right here in this Wilderness."
Gen. Lee said, "Put your men in."
This was the first time I had ever
heard the two generals talking, and
the order was given by Gen. Long
street, forward, file right and we
went into the bushes and struck Gen.
Hancock's line like a thunder bolt
and turned the tide of battle.
In 1866 in the city of Washington
Gen. Hancock told Gen. Longstreet
"When you were wounded at the
Wilderness on May 6th, you had my
command rolled up in a wet blanket."
This was another time that Gen. Gor
don claimed the "roses" from Gen.
Longstreet, about which I will tell
My next, "Longstreet in Tennes
J. Russell Wright.
Congratulations to R-34 From
the U. S Navy.
Washington, July 6.-Congratu
lations of the United States navy up
on the successful trans-Atlantic
flight of the British dirigible R-34
were sent to Major Scott, command
er of the airship, and members of the
R-34's crew by Secretary Daniels
today immediately upon receipt of
advices that the craft had landed safe
ly at Mine?la.
Naval officers had followed the his
tory-making flight of the dirigible
closely and made no attempt to con
ceal their great satisfaction that the
representatives of the navy which re
cently honored Lieut. Commander
A. C. Read and members of the crew
of the NC-4 were able to affect the
first crossing of the Atlantic by a
Secretary Daniels in his message to
Major Scott asserted that the achieve
ment of the R-34, coming closely af
ter the flights of Commander Read,
Capt. John Alcock and Harry Haw
ker would bulk large in the history
of aviation and would do much to
further the existing cordial relations
between the British and American
"The American Navy," said the
secretary, extends its greetings to
you and to the heroic crew of the
R-34 and congratulates you on the
success of your great flight across the
ocean. The arrival in America of the
first lighter-than-aid craft to cross
the Atlantic marks another decided
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Coming so soon after the flight of
Read, Alcock and Hawker, it com
pletes a remarkable series of achieve
ments in aviation in which British
and Americans may take a just pride
and which have served to increase
the cordial relations and comrade
ship of the two navies which have
prevailed throughout the war. Ameri
ca congratulates you.
"(Signed) JOSEPHUS DANIELS."
Trains Make Good Record in
New high records for on-time pas
senger train service in the Southern
Region were set in May by the rail
roads under government control. Re
ports made public today by the
United States Railroad Administra
tion show that of nearly fifty thou
sand trains operated during the
month by the twenty-eight roads,
95.3 per cent maintain their sched
ules. This topped the April record of
94.3, which was believed to represent
a hitherto unequalled performance.
Such service was made possible by
enthusiastic individual effort ard
team work among the railroad men,
stimulated by competition among dif
ferent roads. For months special at
tention has been given to the passen
ger trsin preformance, with the pur
pose ol: making it generally as nearly
100 per cent perfect . as possible.
Through the Regional Director's of
fice, each line has kept informed of
what the others were doing, and a
spirited race for supremacy has re
For seventeen larger roads, oper
ating 47,403 trains, the May on time
record was 95.4 per cent, compared
with 94.6 in April. The eleven small
er roads maintained an average of
95.3 compared with 94.3 in April.
Only one of the larger lines fell be
low 91 per cent. One of the smaller
group, the Macon, Dublin & Savan
nah accomplished the extraordinary
feat of sending every one of its 124
trains through on schedule. Southern
Railroad Lines record was 96 per
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Winthrop College Scholarship
and Entrance Examination.
The examination for the award of
vacant scholarships in Winthrop Col
lege and for the admission of new
students will be held at the County
Court House on Friday, July 4th, at
9 A. M., and also on Saturday, July
5th, at 9 A. M., for those who wish
to make up by examina-ion addition
al units required for full admission
to the Freshman Class of this insti
tution. The examination on Saturday,
July 5th, will be used only for mak
ing additional units. The scholarships
will be awarded upon the examina
tion held on Friday, July 4th. Appli
cants must not be less than sixteen
years of age. When scholarships are
vacant after July 4th, they will be a
warded to those making the highest
average at this examination, provided
they meet the conditions governing
the award. Applicants for scholar
ships should write to President John
son for scholarship examination
blanks. These blanks, properly filled
out by the applicant, should be filed
with President Johnson by July 1st.
Scholarships are worth $100 and
free tuition. The next session will
open September 17, 1919. For fur
ther information and catalogue, ad
dress President D. B. Johnson, Rock
Hill, S. C.
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