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ISToble Sentiments c
At the reunion of upoer Richland !
veterans held yesterday at Killiau's '
thsre were several good speeches.
Col. U. R. Brooks, who commands the
Kichland regiment, in the course of
his speech took occasion to read the
following two heretofore unpublished
letters written by the South Carolina
military hero, ?Jen. Wade Hampton,
both of which will be of the greatest
Columbia, S. C, July 21, 18M.
My Dear General: I have just re- '
turned from Mississippi where 1 have j
been since last December trying to
collect the fragments of my property.
During my stay there, I have endeav
ored to procure all the data possible, .
in order to prepare for you the paper
you desired. Most of my old officers J
have sent me memorandums or re
ports, and when Genla. Fitz and Wil
Ham Lee give me their reports, which
have been promised, I shall be pre
pared to make out a report for you. ,
How long a paper do you desire? A
mere memorandum giving only actions
and dates can be compressed into a *
very few pages, hit to enter into de- 1
tails would perhaps fill fifty or sixty
manuscript pages. I wish to make
what I prepare for you conform en- 1
tirely to your purposes and wishes, so
I hope that you will Dot hesitate to '
let mo know precisely what you would
1 ri-fi r. I have nothing to do this
M.iiier, and it would give me great
pieusjuro to contribute all in my power
to the success of your undertaking.
And it will be a pleasure, though a
melancholy one, to pay the last trib
ute in my power to those brave men
who stuck to their colors to the last.
You must bear in mind though, my ,
dear general, that I am not recon
structed yet, and iu what I shall ;
write every word will be dictated by |
Southern feelings and come from a j
Southern heart. "I'll not disown u
single pulse-throb, nor a single
breath." It has been one of my
pleasantest anticipations, that I
should have the pleasure of seeing
you this summer and if I can possibly |
accomplish this purpose you may be
sure that I shall do so. I trust that
you are getting on well and that you
find in the admiration expressed for
you by all, whose good opinion is
worth anything, some compensation
for your losses and your sacrifices.
Thank God, the Yankees, though they
write history, cannot make the world
believe it, and time will prove that
you have not fought in vain.
I hope your noble old commonwealth
is reoovering from the deep wounds
she received. Could I leave my own
poor, desolate, stricken State, I j
should assuredly make my home in
Virginia, but I cannot forsake a peo
ple who have given me so many proofs
of their love a3 these have done.
Are your family well? I know how
much troubled you must be by letters
and how little t.me you have to an
swer them, but if you find leisure to
write, I 9hall be most happy to hear
from you. This will be my address
until October. Gen. l?eauregard, who
has been offered two positions in the
European war, one a command of 100,
000 men, has written to offer mo the
command of all his cavalry, with the
rank of major general, if he concludes
to accept. But whilst appreciating
his confidence, I have declined. ?
shall never draw my sword again, ex
cept for my own country. I saw
Longstreet in New Orleans and he
spoke much of you. Alexander you
know i9 here. Pray remember me to
With best wishes for your happi
ness and prosperity, I am, my dear
general, very respectfully and sincere
ly your friend,
Gen?ral II K. Lee.
General: lu tftuortlancc with yutir j
request that I should give you "a con
nected narrative of the operations of
the cavalry corps, A. N. V., dqriug
the last campaign,'' I have the honor
to submit the following repart. I re
gret that I have not the data from
which to make it as full and complete
aa you desire, but when my house was
robbed and burned by Sherman's
troops, all of my papers whioh were in
it, sh8red tho same fate. From
eopies, however, of my report, which
fortunately esoaped the hands of rob
bers and ineendiarics and from tho re
ports of subordinate officers, I have
endeavored to comply with your re
quest as far as passible. The work
you ask me to perform gives me a
do ible gratification. For whilst it
aftwo rtne the pleasure of obliging the
great eiptain who so often led the
glorious A. N. Va. to victory, it gives
me at the same time the pleasing bnt
f sad satisfaction of paying the only
tribute in my power toj^he noble and
f "Wade Hampton.
brave men who cluog to their cause,
and their colors to the last. The men
who thus nobly discharged the high
est duties of patriots and soldiers,
deserve the thanks, not only of their
officers, but of every true hearted
Southerner. Gratitude for their ser
vices from their countrymen and con
sciousness on their own part of duty
discharged, are the only rewards they
can ever receive. The country for
which they fought is obliterated from
the map of the world. The nation
ality they so-ght to establish is ex
tinct, ami the government which
should have rewarded them is?like
their hopes?dead. It is therefore
eminently due to them, that their
heroic deeds, their sufferings and
their sacrifices, should be recorded, so
that in after years, their children may
not be ashamed to claim their descent
from men who are now denounced as
rebel.! Let "the truth, the whole
truth aud nothing but the truth" be
placed upon record and may we then
confidently commit our cause to the
impartial judgment of posterity. It
is not slight compensation to the
Southern people, for the disappoint
ment of their dearest hopes, to know
as they do, that your account of the
war will be received wherever it is
read, with implicit reliance iu its
truthfulness and that it will consti
tute our history.
If it shall bo iu my power to give
you any information, however meagre,
which may prove useful to you; or if
it shall be my good fortune to rekin- j
die id the heart of uue single survivor J
of these brave men who remained truo |
to their color?, one emotion of pride
or of pleasure by the record of thoir
deeds which I give you, I shall be
amply compensated for any labor the
work may require of me * * * *
During the winter of 1SG3 and 1SG4
two brigades of my division, Butler's
and Young's, were stationed near
Fredericksburg picketing the Kapidan
aud Rappahunnock rivers on the right
of our infantry. Rosser's brigade was
sent to the Shenandoah Valley on the
lb'th December, where it performed
brilliant service under its distinguish
ed commander. As it was on detach
ed duty during that time, I. beg to
refer you to the accompanying report
of Gen Rosser (marked A) for the par
ticulars of this successful campaign
in the valley. On the 4th of March
it was reported to me, at Milford. that
Kilpatrick with three brigades of cav
alry had forced the pickets at Ely's
Ford and was moving towards Rich
mond. Having notified Mej. Gen.
Stuart and the authorities at Rich
mond of this movement, I took the
First North Carolina regiment and a
detachment from the Second, in all
H0<> meu under command of Col.
Cheek, with two guns of Hart's bat
tery, aod followed him on the-.
Making a forced march we struck the
picket of the enemy at 11 p. m. the
same night at Atlee's station. His
camp fires indicated his position, and
though a Buow storm was prevailing, I
determined to attack at once. Dis
mounting 100 meu, I ordered them to
attack as soon as the artillery opened
fire. The guns were moved through
the fields silently and were placed in
position within 500 yards of the camp,
whilst he dismounted men approach
ed still nearer. At the given signal
the guns opened and the men charged
promptly- and handsomely. After a
hot but brief fight the enemy wero
driven from the ground in confusion
leaving their camp, their provisions,
many arms and horses, together with
prisoners from five regiments in our
hands. The veteran North Carolin
ians, only 1275 in number, for 30 had
been left on picket aud sent scouting,
routed a full brigade of the enemy,
capturing prisouers from every regi
jiirnt composing the brigade, and put
the whole force of Kilp.tlrick to flight.
For as soon as the brigade which was
attacked was driven in, Kilpatrick re
treated rapidly towards Yorktown,
leaving besiues the property captured
a caisson and a wagon. I followed him
as soon as the prisoners could be dis
posed of, but want of rations and fa
tigue compelled a withdrawal of my
men, when we had reached Old
Church. By tho retreat of Kilpat
rick, Dalghren, who, with a picked
body of men, was charged with the
duty of burning Richrdond and assas
sinating l'resident Davis, in case the
city could be taken, found himself cut
oC by tho interposition of my com
mand between himself and Kilpatrick.
He immediately sought safety in
flight and attempted to cross the
Pamunky river at Little Page's ferry,
but I had removed the flat. With a
portion of his force he swam the river
lower down, was attaoked that night
by a few men of the Ninth Virginia
cavalry, under Lieut. Pollard, togeth
er with a detachment of the Home
Guard and was killed. Upon his
person were found the papers which I
proved the atrocious aud execrable
character of the enterprise which he
had undertaken, and in attempting to
perform which he met a fate far too
good for him. Is i 1 pat rick, having re
cruited at Yorktown. moved out as if
to attempt to force a passage through
my lines in order that he might join
the Federal army. Anticipating a
movement of this sort, I had concen
trated my command near Fredericks
burg and was prepared to meet him on
more equal terms than at our last en
counter. To prevent this crossing at
Urbanna I had ordered the wharves
there destroyed. When he discovered
that he could not cross the river below
me and that my command was in posi
tion to dispute Lis passage, he re
turned to Yorktown and placing his
troops on steamers transported them
safely to Washington by converting
his cavalry, for the time being, into
This expedition of the enemy in
which f>,000 picked men had been en
gaged having failed so signally and
entire quiet prevailing in both armies,
I availed myself of leave of absence,
which had been granted some time
previous to visiting South Carolina.
In passing through Richmond I was
directed by his excellency, President
Davis, to superintend the transfer of
tho regiments of South Carolina cav
alry, together with some detached
companies, to Virginia, in place of
the First and Second regiments, which
were ordered home to recruit. As
soon as the regiments in South Caro
lina were relieved I put them in mo
tion to Virginia and retired to Mil
ford, reaching there on the second of
May. As soon as I arrived at my
headquarters I sent the following
telegraphic dispatch and letter to Gen.
Stuart: "Milford, May 2, 18G4. To
Maj. Gen. Stuart, Orange C. H. Have
reached here and wait orders. Has
Rosser been ordered down? I need
Around Atlanta in 1864.
In continuing my war sketch around
Atlanta in 1804, being continually at
the front, I cannot give the move
ments of the grand divisions of the
Confederate army, having but little
means and no time to take in these
movements, and will content myself
by relating s-ck things as happened
in my immediate presence, beginning
where I left off at the postoak tree.
At the left of my company, which
extended about thirty yards from this
tree, had a battery of three small
brass pieces mounted, each with an
embrasure. Each evening the sun
glistened ou these brass guns. One
evening the enemies' battery opened
on our guns. Their first shot took
the axle off at tho wheel, and in rapid
succession their next six shots struck
our center cannon in the mouth, flar
ing her mouth a little, thus planting
six solid balls in her stomaoh. I saw
this same piece near General Hood's
headquarters, near the city a few days
afterwards, when I went up to receive
special orders to perform some reoon
noiter or scout duty.
We had reoently charged their pick
ets and with some loss drove them
from their redoubts. Dow Davis, a
rude, but brave Georgia boy, who was
a member of my company, was en
trusted with this daring undertaking.
Our orders were to "advance on the
enemy's works just before day; to ar
rive there just at day, and ascertain
the strength of their fortifications,
their movements and such other infor
Reing invested with the coun
tersign and our picket informed that
we were to enter and pass beyond the
picket line, we with burning hair,
cautiously marched on the enemy, ar
riving at one of their redoubts. There
to our surprise and great joy, not a
livibg Yankee, but a few dead ones,
scarcely covered, from which the
effluvia arose. We moved forward on
their main works, where leather
breeches was planted. We arrived
there just at daylight, mounted their
well fortified works, not a Yanker to
be seen. With my consent Davis
gave the rebel yell.
Along their*line was a great quan
tity of abandoned goods and from
their looks a great deal of it had been
taken from tue distressed citizens of
We wore black hats, got us a good
oil cloth apiece to conceal our gray
uniforms, passed down one of their
enfilading or branch ditches, coming to
a road at the upper edge of a large
newly cleared farm, which sloped down
to a ravine. NTcar this ravine was a
horse feeding. Wo concluded to go
down and get the horse. Looking
across at the corner of a fence, we saw
a live Yankee rolling the legs of his
pants up. He was to us a greater
prize than tho horse. By taking ad
vantage of this ravine, whioh headed
in a few yards of him, he was our
meat. Under cover of this hedge we
arrived at the Yankee's post, and lo
and behold, right there in less than
, 50 yards of us was a division of Yan
, kees in a square, arms stacked, with
sentinels walking their beats. They
saw us. We retreated a few stops un
; der cover of the ravine. I suggested
to Davis that it would never do to
6how the white feather without an in
vestigation. We advanced sufficient
to see over the ground. It was a
large, beautiful farm. It was blue,
and a large drove of fine beef cattle
was coming in on foot. They made
up a detail in haste to capture us.
We hastily retreated down the ravine
and back to where we were when we
saw the horse. There we saw coming
down the road seventeen Yankees
within 30 yards of us. Davis, a brave
fellow, and I loved him, whispered:
"Sergeant, we are gone up, by G?."
"Let's sell it as dear as possible," I
said. The chinquepin bushes were
pretty thiok: Davis was to oblique 30
yards to our right, head the Yankees
off and command them to surrender.
I was to do the same. We together
shouted "Surrender!" cutting up a
racket in the chinquepin bushes. The
three in front grounded arms; the re
maining fourteen took to their heels
down through the bushes like bucks.
One of the three who had surrendered
attempted to retake the gun, and
nothing but a loaded musket with
fixed bayonet prevented him. We
marched our prisoners in, reported to
General Clayton, got a detail and went
back and captured a great quantity of
commissary and army goods and a few
The next introduction we had with
the Yankees was at Jonesboro.?J.
W. Cooper, in Atlanta Journal.
Tbe Dispute Over Battle of Bnll Bon.
I saw published on the 24th inst.
in your valued paper, an article enti
tled, "An endless controversy." If
you will permit these few lines in the
way of an inquiry from an "Old ex
Confed." I will be much obliged. I
will state that I was not in the first
battle of Bull Run, but will say it was
through no fault of mine. We were
ordered from Richmond July 21, late
in the evening, and it was so under
stood by officers and men we were to
participate in that battle next day,
but the engineer on the train convey
ing us being a Northern sympathizer,
delayed us all night from Richmond
to Manassas, which I think is a dist
ance of about a hundred miles or a lit
tle over. He tried on several occa
sions that night to derail our train,
and when we reaohed Manassas the
fight was over. It was reported that
on reaching Manassas, the engineer
was taken from the engine and shot,
although I did not see this. Now,
about the great question agitating the
minds of so many why it was the Con
federates did not follow up their vic
tory at the first battle of Bull Run.
I now ask was it not this, in forming
and shaping our new government was
it not so stipulated we were not to in
vade, but protect our firesides? And
I heard it talked in and around Ma
nassas, that the troops were anxious
to follow up the retreat of the feder
als. Mr. Davis was notified we could
take Washington, his reply was "Our
army is nqt one of invasion, but pro
tection." That is my understanding
of "Why we did not take Washing
ton."?A. J. Atkins, in Atlanta Jour
He Wanted It Straight.
One day when Senator-elect Mo
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after his politioal fences he stopped
before a house where there was a
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Just 20 years ago ou June 20, 1SB2,
ex-Governor Benjamin F. Perry, of
Greenville, delivered the commence
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College, of Spartanburg County. This
was in Governor Perry's 77th year
and it was the last speech he made on
any important occasion. Unusual in
terest is attached on that account to
certain remarks he made about the
future of South Carolina. In part he
"The greatest source of the future
wealth and prosperity of South Caro
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and manufacturing cotton and wool.
We have every conceivable advantage
over the Northern States and Great
Britain in manufacturing cotton. The
raw material is grown here, our climate
is better adapted to manufacturing
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Later, in speaking of the effect of
the future growth of cotton manufac
turing he predicted, ''This will more
than double the value of her cotton
crop, already worth 20 millions of
Considering the fact that at that
time the cotton manufacturing indus
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infancy, these prophecies may be ac
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census figures' about $3,000,000 then
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