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jVIortality Among C
13urine* th.e 1
Dr. Wm. B. Conwa,
I have written heretofore as a pri
vate soldier, and of matters concern*
ing those in the ranks wheu wc gained
or lost battles, when we slept unshel
tered, when under the heat of the
noonday sun or tramping in sleet or
snow. When on the picket line,
watching in midnight darkness for the
enemy, when we braved all for the
honor and glory of our homes, our
loved ones, our firesides. What of
our commanders? Some have said
that "thc cpaullotted history has been
largely inspired by vanity or jeal
ousy." Some northern writer claims
that the civil war was prolonged, and
many campaigns delayed on account
of the inefficiency of tho union gen
erals. I have never seen a report of
the casualties of thc union generals iu
any of the great battles fought during
the sixties. My own experience
teaches me, from what I saw on many
battlefields during the war, that thc
Confederate officer was a man of in
telligence, courage and military abili
ty. Our generals were ever in the
thickest of the fight, urging their men
onward. They never ordered us to
go, but in cheering tones and onward
dash, it was alwayp "Follow mo."
Listen to tho words of a veteran
when holding the bridle rein of
"Traveler," he shouted: "Lee to the
rear," and agaiu tho imperative order
carno from our soldicrr, "Loo to thc
rear!'' Was there ever such a scene
NH the battlefields of Napoleon's grand
UL oiios? See thc brave Arms toad at
the battle of Gettysburg, 50 yards in
advance of his brigade, waving his hat
in the air, scaling the works of the
enemy and falls mortally wounded,
sacrificing his noble life for tho cause
te loved 60 well. Many other instan
ces could bo cited of our brave com
manders, but I have started out to
write something else. So io order to
bring this matter before our people,
and that our young people will ever
keep it in mind, allow mc to transcribe
from tho "Confederate Military His
tory" the following biographical
sketohes of some of our military he
roes, the major and brigadier generals
of a few of tho Confederate States.
Of these Virginia furnished 7(1; of this
number 15 gave up their lives for the
' Brigadier General Lewis Addison
Armstead, of Virginia, was killed at
Gettyburg, and General Lee writes of
him: "He died as ho lived, discharg
ing tho highest duties of a patriot,
with devotion that never faltered and
courage that shrank from no danger."
Brigadier General Turner Ashby, of
Virginia, wa9 born in Tanquier ooun
ty, 1824. He was killed near Harri
sonburg, Va., Jun9 6,1863. Jaokson
wroto to Imboden: "Poor Ashby is
dead. He fell gloriously. I know
you will join with me in nimming
the loss of our friend, one of the
noblest men and soldiers in the Con
Brigadier General John Randolph
Chambliss was born in Greenville
oounty, Virginia, January 1833, and
was killed in a charge August 16,
1864, on the Charles City road. His
body was buried with honor by the
enemy and soon afterwards delivered
to his friends. General Lee wrote:
"The loss sustained by thc cavalry in
the fall of General Chambliss will bo
felt throughout the army, in which by
his courage, energy and skill, he had
won for himself an honorable name."
Brigadier General Deering, of Vir
ginia, was born in Campbell county,
1840. During the retreat in April,
lS6t>, ho was mortally wounded in a
remarkable encounter with Brigadier
General Theodoro Read, of the United
States army. General Read was in
stantly killed, but Gent ntl Dearing
lingered fur a few days when he died
at thc city hotel at Lynchburg, Va.
Brigadier General Stmuel Garland
was boru at Lyucbbu'g Va., 1830.
He was killed at Fox's g.tp, on South
mountain, Maryland, September 14,
1862. Had he lived, wrote General
D. H. Hill, "his talents, pluck, euergy
and purity of character must have put
him in thc front rauk of his profes
Brigadier General Richard Brooke
Garnett, of Virginia, was killed in
Pickett's charge at Gettysburg. He
was shot from his horse while near
the center of the brigade, within about
25 paoes of the stone wall. There
was scaroely an officer or man in the
command whose attention was not at
raeted by the cool and handsome
?tearing of General Garnett.
Brigadier General Robert Seldon
Garnett, born in Virginia, Essex
county, 1819. Killed on the Cheat
river? uear Carrick's Ford, Virginia,
July 13, 1862. Falling, as President
Davis wrote*, in exemplioatioh of the
"highest quality of man, Bclf-saorifioo
"Brigadier General John Marshall
?frmee,, bora at Charlot! s ville, Va.,
j ont o derate Generals
y, in Atlanta Journal.
1820. Killed May 5, 1801, in the
Wilderness. In a desperate attempt
to rally his^ brigade the brave com
mander was killed. General Kwell,
it? his report of the campaign, 6aid:
"()ut. of his fourteen guards three
werf killed, four wounded and two
.(raptured." and, said General Jones,
"I consider his loss au irreparable one
to his brigade
brigadier General Klisha Franklin
, Paxton was from Kockbridge county.
Virginia, and fell at Chancellorsville
May 3, 1803. G enere 1 Jackson, on
his death bed, spoke in serious and
tender strains of thc generous and
virtues of bini.
Brigadier General William K. Starke
was killed at thc battle of second Ma
nassas. General Bradley T. Johnson
says: "It was my fortune during the
two days of battle, during which he
commanded the Ste newall division, to
bc thrown constantly in contact with
General Starke. The buoyant dash
with which he lcd his brigade into the
most withering fire on Friday, though
then in command of thc division,
made him to me a marked man, and I
regretted his carly death as a great
loss to the army and thc cause."
Major General James Kwell Brown
St uart was born in Patrick county,
Virginia, 181-13, was wounded at Yel
low Tavern, Va., May 11th, and died
at Uiohtuond on the following day,
May 12, 1804. John Estin Cook, in
describing his last moments, has writ
ten: "As his life had been one of ear
nest devotion to thc cause in which he
believed, so his last hours were tran
quil, his confidence in thc mercy of
heaven unfailing. When he was ask
ed how he felt he said: 'Easy, but
willing to die, if God and my country
think ? have done my duty.' His last
words were: 'I am goiog fast now; I
am resigned. God's will be done!'
As he uttered these words he ex
Brigadier General James B. Terrell
was born at Warm Springs, Bath
county*. Virginia. 1838. Ile never
wore the title which is here given
him, hut made it by his bravery and
devotion, and fell in battle upon the
day his promotion was confirmed hy
Congress. Ho was killed near Be
thesda Church, Virginia, May 30,
1804, and buried by the enemy.
THE MORTALITY OF OEOROIANS.
The State of Georgia furnished 43
brigadier and major generals, and out
of that number seven were killed.
Brigadier General Francis S. Bar
tow was killed at the first b.-.ttle of
Manassas. General Beauregard said
of him: "The impetuous Bavtow,
whose day of strong deeds was about
to close with such credit, fell a few
roda back of tho Henry house."
Brigadier General Thomas Reed
Bootes Cobb was boro at Cherry Hill,
Jefferson county, Georgia, 1823. He
was killed at the great battle of Fred
crioksburg December 13, 18(52, after a
day of heroic fighting at the celebra
ted tstone wall, he fell mortally wound
od, dying in a short time in sight of
the house where his father and moth
er were married. General Lafayotte
MoLawa said: "He and I were on
intimate terms, and I had learned to
esteem him warmly, as I believe every
one did who came to know his great
intellect and his good heart.'
Brigadier General Georgo Pierce
Dales wan boru in Milledgcville, Ga.,
1S30. Ile was kided the 2d of June,
at Bethesda Church, Va. This gal
laut soldier offered up a life whioh
I ad from the very first sound to arms
been devoted to his country. His
loss was sadly felt by the gallant men
whom ho had led and by whom he was
fondly loved, and in his native city,
where ho was known as a modest gen
tleman and earnest Christian, his
death was deeply deplored.
Briga?icr General Victor J. B.
Girardey, a native of Georgia. Un
July 30, 1801, Girardey was appointed
brigadier general, with temporary
rank, and during tho brief remainder
of his service ho led Wright's brigade.
In August he was killed in battle near
Petersburg. No more valiant soldier
than Victor Girardey laid down his
life for the Southern cause.
Brigadier General Paul J. Semuies,
of Columbus, Ga. In the fighting of
the first day at Gettysburg General
I Semmes foll mortally wounded. Gen
eral Lee said in his report that Sommes
was leading his brigade "with the
courage that always distinguished
him," and that ho "died as he bad
lived, discharging the hig?: t duty of
a patriot with devotion that never
faltered and courage that shrank from
Major General William H. T. Wal
ker was born in Georgia, 1861. He
was killed in the battle of Atlanta
July 22, 1864. A vigorous attack
upon Sherman had been Walker*? de
sire from the opening of the campaign.
No more gallant life was offered upon
the altar cf his Country than that of
General Ww. II. T. Walker. A mon
unierit has just been recently erected
to his memory in the city of Atlanta.
Brigadier Geueral Edward WilliB,
of Georgia. In the Wilderness and
at Spottsylvania he wa3 io the fore
front with his command. At North
Anna river, in May, 1864, while in
command of a brigade, he was mor
tally wounded by a grape shot. While
he lay dying, word was sent to his
regiment that all who desired to see
him could do HO. It was a sad spec
tacle to sec the grief of his men as
they viewed the gallant colonel in his
last moments, while his life blood
ebbed away. Ilia heart never knew
one beat not in unison with the honor,
interest and priory of his country.
MORTALITY OF NORTH CAROLINA
North Carolina furnished 22 briga
dier und major generals and lost 8
Brigadier General George Burgwyn
Audcrson, born near Hillsboro, Or
ange* county. North Carolina, 1831.
He was wounded at Sbarpsburg on
September 17, 1862, in the foot, and
was taken to Raleigh, where an am
putation was made, he sank under the
operation and died on the morning of
October 16, 1862. He was a man of
spotless purity of life, integrity and
honor, as well as dauntless courage.
Brigadier Genera! Lawrence O Brian
Branch was born iu Halifax county,
North Carolina, 1820. He was killed
at Sbarpsburg. While Hull and his
three brigadiers were consulting, some
sharpshooter sent a bullet into the
group which crashed through the brain
of Geueral Branch, and he fell dying
into the arms of his staff officer, Ma
jor Eugleliard. General Hill wrote:
"Ile was my seuior brigadier, and one
to whom I could have iutrusted the
command of the division, with all con
Brigadier General Junius Daniel
was born at Halifax, N. C , 1828.
His la?t battle was at "Bloody An
gle" ou the Spottsylvania lines May
12, 1861, when cheering his men for
ward to drive Hancock from the posi
tion the Federals had gained, befell
mortally wounded. OJ the next day
he died, after sending a laving mes
sage to his wife. He was a thorough
soldier, calm, resolute and unpretend
ing. Before his untimely death he
had been recommended by Geueral
Lee for promotion to major general
Brigudier Geueral Archib-tid C.
Godwin, ?hough u native uf Norfolk,
Va., was associated throughout the
war with the troops of North Carolina.
Ile fell nobly doing his duly, in the
battle of Winchester, September 1U,
Brigadier General James B. Gordon
was boru 1822, at Wilkesboro, Wilkes
county, North Carolina. Oa May 12,
1864, be fought with reokless daring,
inspiring his men to such exertions
that they held the enemy io check
until reinforcements could come up.
The capital was saved, but the gallant
Gordon was borne from the field mor
tally wounded. Oa May 18 he died
ia the hospital at Richmond, Va.,
deeply lamented by the army.
Major General William Dorsey Pen
der was horn in Edgecomb county,
North Carolina, 1834. It is a tradi
tion that Lee regarded him a*i the
officer who should take the plaoe of
Stonewall Jackson. However that
may be, General Lee wrote in his offi
cial report: "The loss of Maj. Gen.
Pender is severely felt by the army
and country." Gen. A. P. Hill
wrote: "No man fell during this
bloody battle of Gettysburg more re
gretted than he, nor around whose
youthful brow olustered brighter rays
Brigadier Geueral James Johnston
Pettigrew was born o i the shores of
Lake Seupperoong, in Terrel county,
Norih Carolina, 1828 At Gettysburg
Wo Know What
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grown man couldn't be induced to try
that experiment ; and yet the grown man
will overload himself with indigestib?e
food for wMch he will pay a greater
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and though ..esa eating which is the be
ginning of -?omach trouble and all ita
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anti i iiiniu? u ...cu w. v>* i ..i ii iu awuuu
"Some time tin? elapsed since I have--ritten
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Cingmars, of Minneapolis, Minn. "Wheu first
I cwnraeuct;'. Inking your remedies I wrns under
treatment of a well-known specialist in this city
(nnd had been for four month?), for catarrh,
nnd cspeclallv stomach trouble, nnd I wu?
rapidly Retiing worse. Got so bad that I could
not eat anything that did not distress me
terribly, nnd I was obliged to quit toking the
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duced in flesh. As a last
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nfter receiving your in
structlous I followed
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taking five bottles of Dr.
Pierce's Golden Medical
Discovery and one vial
of his 1 Pleasant Pellets'
I commenced to Improve.
and decided to continue
the medlciues and ob
serve vour instructions
regarding hygienic trest
ment. It is now nearly
six months since I com
menced your treatment
and I can say that I am
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his brigade suffered the greatest loss
iu killed and wounded of any brigade
in the army, over 1,100 out of a total
of 3,000. OD the morning of July 14,
Heth's division reached thc Potomac
at Falling Waters, and while Petti
grew was receiving orders from Hetn
to remain thc.e,'in command of the
rear guard a body of about 40 Federal
cavalrymen, who had been allowed to
approach under the error that they
were Confederates, dashed recklessly
into the Confederate troops, demand
ing surrender. Gen. Pottigrew's horse
took fright and threw him to the
ground. Rising he drew his pistol,
and was about to take part in thc
skirmish, when he was shot and mor
tally wounded. Ile died July 17,
Major General Stephen Dodson
Ramscur was born May 31, 183?, at
Lincolntoo, N. C. He was mortally
'wounded at Cedar Creek, October 10,
1804. General Early wrote: "Major
General Ramseur fell into the hands
of the enemy mortally wounded, sn:'
in him not only my command, but tLa
country suffered a henvy loss." He
fell at his post fighting like a lion at
bay, and his native State has reason
to be proud of his memory. He died
on the day following he battle, with
these last words: "Boar this message
to my precious wife: I die a Chris
tian and hope to meet her in heaven."
South Carolina furnished to the
Confederate army 30 major and briga
dier generals, and out of that number
six were killed.
Brigadier General Barnard E. Bee
was born at Charleston, S. C., in 1823.
General Bee fell at the first battle of
Manassas, mortally wounded, near the
Henry house, close "o the spot where
he gave his first orders for battle.
He died the following morning, Jul>
22, 1802, in the little cabin on th?
field where he had made his head
Brigadier G?n?ral John Dunoram
was killed Ootober 1, 1864. On re
ceipt of the news of the death of thi
gallant soldier General Lee replied ti
General Hampton: "I grieve wit!
you at the loss of General Dunoran
and Dr. Fountain, two officers whoo
it will be difficult to replace."
Brigadier General Stephen Elliott
Jr., was born at Beaufort, S. C., ii
1832. He was dangerously wouodei
at Petersburg, Va., near the cratei
July 30, 1861. Ile returned to hi
home at Beaufort and died from th
effects of his wouud March 21, 1866
Brigadier General States R. Gist
at the battle of Franklin, Tenn., at
tended by Captain II. D. Gardner an
Lieutenant Frank Trenholm, of hi&
staff, rode down the front of his line
aud after ordering theohargeand wav
ing his hat to the Twenty-fourth, rode
away in the smoke of buttle, never
more to be seen by the men he bad
commanded on so many fields. His
horse was shot and he was leading the
right of the brigade on foot, when he
fell, pierced through the heart.
Brigadier General Maxoy Gregg was
born in Columbia, S. C., and was
killed at the battle of Fredericksburg
on the 13th of December, 1862. Gen
eral Leo said: "In Brigadier Generals
Gregg and Cobb the Confederacy has
lost two uf its noblest citizens and the
army two of its bravest and most dis
Brigadier General Micah Jenkins
was born on Ed i s to Island, 1839. He
was mortally wounded on May 6,
1864, in the Wilderness. General
Longstreet was wounded at the same
time, and writes cf him: "He was
one of the most estimable characters
of the army."
Brigadier General Abner M. Perrin
w?s born in Edgefield district in 1827.
General Lee writes to President
Davis: "The brave General Perrin
was killed." It was just after Han
cock had swept over the "bloody
angle1 ' early on May 12, capturing the
larger part of Johnston's divinion, and
A, P. Hill was called on for rein
forcements, that Perrin came up,
leading his brigade through a terrible
destructive fire, and fell dead from
his horse just as he reaohed the
So you oan see that out of four
Southern States 175 Confederate gen
erals bore with the privates the hard
ships and struggles of a four years'
desperate war. From that number 36
lost their lives, their all for the sake
of their homes, their wives, their
country. The last breath from many
of these Christian heroes was a mes
sage tc their loving wives. ' God bless
these noble women! Mrs. Felton
says: "The proudest boast of the
late Southern Confederacy in defeat is
the noble characters and virtuous
lives of its women. There may have
been spies and pirates and traitors
among them, but we have never heard
of them after 40 years of struggle and
trial. To-day there is no higher strain
known to civilization than the anti
bellum wife and mother of the old
South for refinement, virtue and clean
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