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Hampton Legion Sketches,
The First Furlough ' Granted for
My brother, S. M. Walton of Ed
field district, volunteered in Capt.
M. Gary's Company B, Hampton's
gion, when this was organized
1861. In April 1863, B. E. Nichols
was captain, Gary being promoted
colonel of the regiment. About t
time the war department issued
order to grant a furlough of 30 da
to,every soldier in ranks who obta;
ed a recruit for his command. I
brother had been in service fr
years and in every engagement th
the legion had participated in a:
was color bearer of the regiment
the time. He had the honor and go<
luck at the battle of Sharpsburg
rescue the flag after several beare
had been shot down and bring
safely out of the fight. Capt. Niche
son being at home on furlough at tl
time I am writing of, I went to s<
him and told him that I was not qui
old enough to go into service, bi
that if he would be sure to give n
brother a furlough I would join tl
legion anyhow as my brother's n
cruit. The captain agreed to do ?
and when he returned to the army
We found the legion near Suffoll
Va., the Yankees in the town and ou
forces outside in line of battle. Cap
Nicholson immediately reported t
Col. Gary on arrival and stated hi
agreement with me. The colonel reac
ily consented and issued an order fo
the furlough. It was soon in the hand
of my brother and he was on his wa
home for 30 days. Oh, those blissfu
furlough days at home, when w
were heroes in the eyes of the girl
and the recipients of every goo?
thing from the hands of the old peo
pie. And Row we hated the shortnes
of the time and had to return to duty
corn bread and bacon, after devour
ing the box of substantial edibles w<
always carried with us.
I was the first recruit to the legiot
that a furlough was granted on-ii
not the first in Gen. Lee's army. 11
appealed so forcibly to Col Gary thai
'he forthwith issued regimental or
ders urging the men to obtain re
cruits and get furloughs. Many avail
ed themselves of this privilege anc
the legion was greatly strengthened
by the coming to it of fresh, nev,
I could write many interesting ex
periences during my term of sol
diering from April '63 to April '65,
two years of solid excitement and
hardships common to us then, but
space* forbids1. Yet, I will detail my
feelings and experience as a 16-year
old boy, the first time under fire : The
first day I was in camp I heard the
older soldiers guying some of the
younger ones as to how they had
acted in a recent engagement with
the enemy. I just thought I could not
stan? such guying; but my brother
told me when he left me for home
to put on a bold front and stick to
The next day two companies of the
legion were sent on picket duty, one
being my company. When this detach
ment got to the skirmish line the oth
er company went into the rifle pits,
while ours was put in reserve in a
body of woods near at hand and con
'venient to a railroad cut. As the re
lieving of the pickets by the other
company was taking place the Yan
kees commenced to throw solid balls
and shells at us. This stirred us up
and the men of our company did
about pretty considerably in getting
into that railroad cut. I thought to
myself now is the time for me to
show off my bravery; but for a fact
I was so scared I could hardly stand;
I managed to do.so though, until all
the others had got in the cut and I
was alone, then I leisurely walked in
to it. The shelling was so great in my
mind that I had my doubts of being
able to stand it, but I said nothing,
though shaking with fear and appre
hension. Fortunately it did not last
long. A short time afterwards, while
in a quiet camp and I had become
black and dirty, I was passing the
captain, when he said to me: "Wal
ton, I think you will make a good sol
dier; I noticed that you did not seem
to mind the shelling we got the other
day." I replied: "The shot and shell
Idid mot pay any attention to me, so
I did not care to bother about th-m,"
but I was feeling one way and talk
As I had shown a bold front at this
time under fire I was free afterwards
when we got into trouble to do as I
saw best with myself and never was
guyed about being excited.
I do not mean to extol myself, but
simply say as a fact that whenever
our company was on a march I al
ways started with it and was with it
when it halted and was always on
hand to obey orders. I do not know
whether I ever killed a Yankee or
not, I generally shot to hit and there
were always dead ones in the direc
tion I aimed.
Our ranks are yearly getting thin
!ner and as we approach the time for
the last roll call our thoughts are of
a happy reunion beyond the river,
where there will be no more fighting
and destroying of mankind.
W. T. Walton.
Johnston, S. C.
Suggested Order of Business,
Ridge Baptist Association,
To fee Held With Speigner Church,
(near Ward) August 25-26.
First Day-Denominational Day.
(Devoted mainly to the general in
terests of the denomination.)
9:45-Devotional Exercises, T. H.
10:00-Enrollment of Delegates
10:15-Recognition of visitors.
10:30-Introductory Sermon, W.
11:15-Report on 75-Million Cam
paign and Conservation Work, in
cluding Stewardship and Church Ef
ficiency, W.1 S. Brooke.
Hospital and Aged Ministers, P. J.
1:00-Adjourn for Dinner.
2:30-Missions,. State, Home and
Foreign, W. S. Dorsett.
3:30-Education; Including Min
isterial Education, Education Cam
paign and Institutes, L. G. Mitchell.
4:15-Miscellaneous Business and
Second Day-Associational Day.
(Devoted mainly to Associational
9:45-Service of Song.
10:00-Reading of Minutes and
10:30-Religious Literature, Jas.
11:00-^Evangelism, "Every One
Win One" Campaign, H. B. White.
11:30-Woman's Work, J. L.
12:00-Sunday School, B. Y. P. U.
md Colportage, G. M. Sexton.
1:00-Adjourn for Dinner.
2:15-Digest of Church Letters,
jr State of Religion in the Churches,
SV. M. Sawyer.
3:00-Public Morals and Law En
forcement, R. H. Etheredge.
3:30-Laymen's Work, E. C.
4:00-Miscellaneous Business and
Seasonable Household - Sug
Wider skirts are being worn, some
laving a decided flare at the bottom.
Do not make your picnics too
elaborate, then you will have them
Feed the turkeys in the evening if
fou would have them come home to
If the feet are tender and become
swollen when much walking is done,
sathe them in alum water and wear
Do not let baby play with the soup
ladle one day and punish him for it
the next. Be just and consistent in
"A kitchen cabinet is all right but
if I must choose between the two,
?ive me a high stool where it is
handy," says one housewife.
To remove ink, iron rust or mildew
stains in a white garment, tie one
tablespoon of cream of tartar in a
bag and boil with the stained gar
Do not neglect to keep a bottle of
iodine where it can be quickly reach
ed in case of need and do not forget
to use it when the need arises. It is
good for red bugs.
Nip some of the buds if you want
large chrysanthemums; only one or
two can be left to the plant if you
wish the mammoth ones such as sold
Tomato and onion salad makes a
change in serving tomatoes. Peel and
slice the tomatoes, add 1 very mild
onion for every four tomatoes used,
sliced very thin. Dress with French
dressing and sprinkle finely chopped
green peppers over the whole.
The disagreeable musty odor of
the hair is usually the result of im
perfect drying after the shampoo. To
prevent it, dry the hair as thoroughly
as possible with towels, then fan un
til perfectly dry. A good shampoo is
necessary at least once a fortnight in
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Woman's Missionary Union
Auxilia to Ed ge fi eld As
sociation, Tuesday and
30 and 31, Moun
tain Creek Bap
W. 21., U. Programme; Mrs. J. L.
Devotions-Miss Emmie Broad
Song-"Jesus Shall Reign."
Scripture Message^-"Faith and
Works," "Have Faith in God," "Faith
if it hath not Works is Dead."
Response-Mrs. |Vbneri Broad
Roll Call W. M. S., (Blackboard
Conferring A-l Badges. v
a)-Treasurer, Miss Kellah Fair.
(b) -Chairman of Mission Study
Mrs. Lovick Mims.
(c) -Presidents of Divisions, Mrs
W. B. Cogburn, Mrs. W. R. Barnes,
Mrs. J. M. Bussey.
J. L. Mims.
Association's Relation to Division,
-Mrs. J. S. Harris.
Special Music-Miss Margaret May
Items of Interest from Chatta
nooga W. M. U. Convention.
Address-Mrs. J. L. Watson, Mis
sionary to Brazil.
Reading of Association Policy.
Appointment of Committees on
Time and Place; on Resolutions.
Election of Nominating Commit
Close by calling for passages oh
Faith; Song; Prayer.
Devotional: "Loyalty,"-Mrs. E.
Auxiliary Ideal aiid Motto.
Roll Call of Auxiliaries.
Conferring A-l Badges.
Dedicated Lives -Why? (Two
Minute Talks) : I
(a) -Saved for Service in My
Auxiliary-Miss Lucile Branson.
(b) -Saved for Service in My|:
Church-Miss Mary Frances Rush.
(C)-Saved for Service to the
Uttermost Parts-Miss Minnie Lee
(d) -Saved for Service in My
Community-Miss. Edith. Ouzts.
"The Library Spirits?' playlet-by
Bold Springs Y: W. A,
Debate : "Resolved That the Spirit
ual Development of the Boy is More
Important than that of the Girl."
Affirmative: Willie McManus, Wil
liam Strom. Negative: Elizabeth
Lott, Lillian Patterson.
Report on Training School-Mrs.
D. B. Hollingsworth.
Talk on Training School-Miss
Report on Margaret Fund--Mrs. J.
B. Kennerly. .
Second Session, Wednesday Morning
Devotionals-Conducted by Sun
beams of First Division.
Lake Sunbeam Song-Little Stev
State Motto:- Heb. 12:1-2, Isa.
Verbal Reports-With a song or
recitation from each band.
Conferring A-l Badges.
Report of Sunbeam Superinten
The Story, of a Hymn-Martha
The Responsibility of Leadership
of Children-Mr. Orlando Sheppard.
Exercises by Sunbeams of Moun
Story Telling - Miss Florence
Hymn-"All Hail The Power of
Song-"The Son of God Goes
Forth to War."
Continuation of Reports of Stand
(a) -Literature - Mrs. A. . B.
(b) -Personal Service-Mrs. W.
(c) -Hospital-Mrs. T. P. Sal
( d ) -Orphanage - Miss Mamie
(e) -Obituary Report-Mrs. P.
Report of Committee on Time and
Report of Nominating Committee,
and Election of Officers.
Adoption of Policy.
Appointment of Standing Com
Reading of Minutes.
Closing Prayer and Song.
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the farmers in this undertaking.
One ot our representatives will call upon all farmers in the county and we
ask that you receive them kindly and supply them with the detailed informa
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June 1, 1921.
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Copyright 1909, br C. E. Zimmerman Co. -No. 66
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