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Tho following paper was read before J
the Esther Marion Chapter, D. A. B ,
by Miss Aileen V. Bell, Aiken, S.
Looking baok in the dimness of the
past to those stirring, unselfish days
when our forefathers strove for lib
erty and tho right, and won for their
children and children's children the
freedom of this glorious country, in
the fierce glare of thc present day
where graft, love of Belf, personal
luxury and a desiro to stand in the
lime-light of tho world's eyes scorns to
possess tho soul of our nation, we are
almost inclined to think that heredity,
tho moulding force of circumstance,
thc iron hold of the past upon the
present, had lost some of its grip.
But a glance at the deeds of those
stalwart fathers and Spartan mothers,
who BO willingly gave up life, hearth,
home, friond and comfort to serve and
make a better commonwealth, will
stir the heroio drops of blood that
oourse in present day veins. During
the spring of 1781 several victories
followed olosely upon eaoh other,
crowning the hard struggle of thosi
bravo ones with suoosss. Fort Motte,
Fort Granby, Orangeburg and Augus
ta had surrendered, but Ninety-Six re
mained a stronghold. The battle of
Ninety-Six of whioh we speak today,
was not a deoisive one at the moment
for the liberty-lovers, but the end,
more than the outcome, of prudent
handling of a few men.
Ninety-Six at that time was a de
fensive work on the site of Cambridge,
in Abbeville district, so called be
cause it was 96 miles from the frontier
fort of Prince George on the Keowee
River. May 22, 1781, Gen. Greene
eommenood a siege of this fort; the
approaohes were gradually carried on
under the direction of Col. Kosciusko,
sm engineer sent down by Gen. Westl
ington to ssBist the Southern terri
tory. By his assiduity and energy, a
third parallel within 30 yards of the
ditoh was completed June 16th, and a
rifle battery 30 feet high was built at
the same distance. On the sevonth
the absttis was turned, and two
trenohes snd a mine were worked to
within six feet of the ditch. Rifle
men snd sharpshooters were employed
on both sides. And whenever, any
one showsd himself he was in great
dapger. This brave little band's
msnoeuvers had roached a oritiesl
point where further resistance would
have been hopeless, when news reeek'
ed them that Lord Hawdon was ap
proaching with a foree of 2.000 men.
This made it neoesBary either to raise
tho siege, or attempt to take the plsoe
by assault. It was Ju e 18 b, ?hen
the assault was msde and failure fol
Lord Rawdon was rapidly approach
ing and Gen. Greene wes forced to re
ure, as he wes too weak to stand
against their superior fore**. Gen.
GP ooo had already sustained heavy
to=aes. Muoh of this failure hes been
attributed to Kosciusko's want of en?
gineering skill, or rather to his neglect
to cut off their water supply. This
was one of the heaviest blows that
they sustained, for it was then they
Wtfuld have wrested the whole upper
country from the British,
The effect of Gen. Greene's failure
to tske Ninety-8ixwes depressing sad
j gloomy in the extreme. Many per
? sons advised him td ?eave ins State
I and retire with his forces into Vir
I ginie. To all such suggestions Gen.
Greene's reply was, **I will recover ,
the country or die in the attempt."
Lord Rawdon pursued Gen. Greene os
fer as the Booree river and not over
taking him flattered himself that he ,
had driven the rebels out of the coon- ?
try. While Gen. Greene waa retreat* .
ing from Ninety-Six, after his un sue ?
oessful ssssult on that placo, ho croas- 3
ed the Saluda river . and passed
through the uppsr part of what is now j
Newberry County. Gen.' Greene
moved on toward Broad river and en
camped between the forks of En oreo ;
and Broad, with his weary and muoh \
discouraged uen. Not far from whore ,
Gen. Greene had encamped with his j
disheartened troops, lived a well-to-do
farmer whoie name was Jober Geiger, j
P/v heart was full' of love for his -,
0ou0try, and was sorely disappointed j
that he was unable to take up arm*. ]
His daughter Emily? who was about ,
18 yews of age, was an ardent patriot
and often wished Abe could take her
: f ether's place, ;#h* learned that Gen;,
j Greene, wanted.a courier to take die
patohes to Gen. 8umtor, who was 00
the W?teree? 100 miles away. This 1
route being attended witb so many 1
dangers, it WAS bsrd to find a volun- i
teer, and while Gen. Green? was pon- 1
dering the situation in deep perplex- 1
ity end anxiety, this high spirited and <
fearless girl, foully Geiger, ofc^*$ .<
to take the. message. The general ?
hesitated to aocopi her offer? bui.she j
steted ste was wwi acquainted with J?
??'-"v,--" . v '-; ? r, . ?'-,';V-'???'V.-? ?' ?
the route as she had been over it more
thaa once, whereupon the general
wrote tho dispatch to Gen. Sumter.
Before she left him ho had her to
memorize the message perfectly, BO
that if she was compelled to destroy
it sho could repeat it verbally to Bum
ter. Mounted upon a strong and
fleet horse she started on her porilou
After her first day's ride rae stop
ped to spend the night a>? a Tory'
home. After going to bed, two Brit
ish officers rode up und sho overheard
them describe her and ask if she had
pasBsd. The host assured them that
she was there. After receiving this
information, they decided to spond
the night and make the arreBt in the
morning, as they considered her safe,
not knowing sha had heard their COD
And spon ai ehe was satisfied that
her enemies wore asleep she begsn to
?eek some means of osoape. She eau
tiously opened tho window, then she
encountered another diffiop.Uy, as the
watch dog began to growl. 8ho soon
made friends with him. After scour
ing her hone she wss soon on her
perilous journey again. On the after
noon of the seoond day more than two
thirds of the distance had been passed
and after she had crossed tho Saluda
and was on her way to Friday's ferry
on ike Congaree, suddenly three men
in British uniform appeared before
her. One of the men threatened to
shoot when she threw open her coat
and told him to do so. They arrest
ed and oarried her before Lord Haw
don. He questioned herolosely as to
where she was from and where she
was going. So being of brave and de
fiant nature evaded direct answers.
He then ordered her looked up in an
upper room in the guard houie. After
being looked in she waB fortunately
left alone for awhile, and while alone
ihe took the dispatch from hes pook
et, tore it up into email biti, ohewed
ana swallowed them.
She had soaroely disposed of this
priceless measage, when a womso sp- j
peered to sssroh her olothing. Noth
ing, of a suBpioious ohareoter being
found, Lord Rawdon was in honor
bound to let her pursue'her journey
unmolested. Doubtless he was touch
ed by her faint ?nd worn condition,
as he sent an escort with her to a
frieod a few miles distant Where she
./artook of refreshments and rested a
few hours. But being fearful of fur
ther delay, she secured a fresh hores
sud a guide who ooUld show her a
shorter.wey^ She set out and by rid
ingall night they Were at daybreak
fer from the neighborhood of Lord
Hawdon. Aa the sun roso Over the
hill? the guide left her to persse her
; Qa and on she rode, not thinking'
ofJ.ber exhausted condition, until
about 3 o'clock in the afternoon of the
third day she suddenly oamo upon a
file of soldiers, who from their dre.a
she knew td be friends* They con
ducted hov to Gen. Sumter and hun
gry, weary and almost fainting as ens
was, she clearly end distinctly deliver
ed her message to the astonished ofii
cor. Io lest then an hour after ' her
arrival Sumter was ready to marsh to
the plaoe mentioned In Gen. Greene's
dispatch. . .:
It waa two weeks before Bmilfr re*
turned to her father, Who hal bean
informed soon af ter ; departure what
she had done. Who can imagine ihe
emotion of love, pride and .happiness
that almost stifled him as ho pressed
her to Ms heart. -.' *
Those were stirring days when lib?
arty was the ' watchword and courage
sad Valor possessed the soul.
And the struggle' for liberty meant
more personally than we ree??we, for
Uttle quarter.'W*a:"shown between
Americans, and the adventures of the
handful of li bar ty-lovers and the royal
partissns would fill volumes. .
Could tho stones on the* KUs o
Ninety-Six tell of those . tines at the
Biege, of the bloodshed, auch a tala
of courage and determination w$|}$
wo -hear. * And may We always treas
ure those efforts among the things
greatest io our heritage and be raady
to plaoe a laurel leaf to tho meaxory of
the many; brave heroes nan in
als tory. PM&W????m
The following item appeared ia the
Vrieksbnrg Whig & Jjsi^lSti :
"One of the mofc?Vjdi^
tnarkable instances of randoi
surred daring Farragut's
blockade. Just as Ma
Hartford, reached tba 'rt***.,
apposite the city, a shell stn*
if her guns, wbtob. ww belog load
'tir in tho moiiki, and gassing lato
lodod tho charg?; burst tho gua
V M-M V1JJJ .
Over Forty Years Ago.
In a rocen' edition of your paper
you gave an account of President
Roosevelt's presentation of a medal to
Captain James Robb Churoh for gal
lantry in the Spaniah-Amorioan wer,
and that it might bring back remi
niscences of the past to many Augus
? # # ? #
What say you, survivors of "The
Cobb Legion, Georgia Cavalry'' and of
"Young's Cavalry Brigade, A. N.
V."? Do you remember our Captain
William Leigh Chuich-our adjutant
and adjutant general? Who eau ever
forget him or his gallant deeds? Who
that saw that handsome, olassio face,
those flashing brown eyes, cheeks
aglow with the excitement of the bai
lie on that memorable 9th of June,
1863, oan ever forget? It makes my
old blood thrill as I write theee lines
even now-forty odd yesrs after.
"The Grandest Cavalry Battle of the
War Between the States," as Swin
ton, war correspondent of the New
York Times, and historian, hath it.
As we oame galloping up, respond
i?? to imperative orders to hurry, as
the Yanks were about to eaptorc
Stuart's hoadqusrters. Geo. J. K. B.
Stuart eame dashing down the hill,
hat in hand, and called to our Colonel
P. M. B. Young (whose brilliant re
cord gained for him within fourteen
months a major-general's commission),
'They *re right over the hill. Charge
'.un, Stuart;, charge em." And even
st Colonel Young's command, "By
squadron front, into Hoe-Charge!
Charge 1" we were into them. My
squadron, the Fifth, ohsnoed to be
leading left-being in front-and on
either side of '-ie at the head of the
oolumn, were Adjutant Churoh and
my first lieutenant, James L. Clan
ton, of thisoity, (ss gallant a ssbreur
as ever drew blade). Churoh oallen
to danton, "Jim, let's capture those
colors;" and, with "Here's at yru, by
G-d!" in they went, ahead of ali of
us, for the'Tenth New York cavalry,
whioh was leading the enemy's ad
I vsnoe on Fleetwood. Well, we drove
I them over and off the hill, recapturing
what had been Stuart's headquarters,
breaking and driving baot Pleason
ton's line in advance, who had been
suooeseful?y driving the Confederates
until met and driven beck by-Young's
sabre charge with the Cobb Legion
and the Federal cavalry recrossed the
Bsppshannook before hight. A few
minutes after the oh argo, while rally
ing and forming tho con, Churoh; nie
floe still glowing with the fire of bat
ie, ?uncu iv uiS, Ss uv -rao w?yiu? u?v
bloody sabre on his horao'o mane.
got three of them certain; Edge, jHow
many did you ge?t" . '...",/ '?V^t'Tv*
Again, only ?ins days after, afc
? Upp c? vi lio, fm\?i>M?i outnumbered | and
our cavalry earps scattered. in ?th?
oolor-bsarer of the (Jobb Legi?n was
.cut down'by/^ Tt?^';;troo*^;: ?w)
seised our' b'a?.tle?og (oow in. posses
sion of Comp 435) end broke beek for
hil oommend.\ But, like a greyhound
fro? bia leash, W?U Churoh was af ter
him, following him even among his
comrades, ran his sabre through Mai.
hurling him from i'hie horse,' Jerked
the colors from Hs hind andi egsin
they Wived .over tho -'Cobb Legion.
Several timei;waa he mentioned for
gallan try on tho Sold; but there Were
few medals, given : in those days,
though th?re ware some; orronupus
men even ' then. ' - Churoh wsi.' c<cp. o?
-the handsomest, as well os one ol tho
bravest mon in tho Army of .Northern
Virginia, a? ideal cavalryman.
' Who ot you cannot Teo?l.l tb f state
ment ol escaped and exehaugitd pris?;
onerly off. i?e
eel ved while i n Northern pri& on s hom
Southern woman, bis pister, Once an
Athens (aye, a Georgia) belle, for she
was as h a au tif ul se Hucfioe n t-im
periling her /persons) : <iberty/ and- jil
most impo??risMog herself sa her,oon*
The tirare of Gen Perrin. I
To the Editor of the News and Cou
rier: Thomas P. Ivy, a native of Ala
bama, but now a oitizen of New Hamp
shire, usually oomes South in the
wrnter. This year he was at Fal
mouth, Ya., just across the river from
Frederioksburg. Some days ago his
attention was oalled to the faot that
the body of Gen. Abner Perrin, of
G ou th Carolina, lies in the Confed
erate cemetery, near Frederioksburg,
to which plaoe it was removed two
yean* ago from the battle field* bf
Spottsylvania Court House, where he
lost bin life oo the 12th day of May,
1864. He was buried near the bloody
ongle and nothing marked his grave
except a oedar post, which stood by
him until ho was removed to Frtd
It waa taken with him ?vnd now
marks his last resting plaoe. O a Janu
ary 4,1906, Mr. Ivy wrote to Senator
Tillman, gibing these facts, esprese
ing the hope that some m?morial as
\ sooiation wosld t?ke no intereat in
the m-iter and see that a more en*
during monument than the cedar post
is plaoed at his grave. Sou nt or Till
man sent the correspondence to me
and a contribution for the monu
ment, to be turned over to the me
morial association which takes up the
Gen. Abner Perrin was born in Ab-'
be ville, but commanded an Edgeflold
Company in the 14th Sooth Carolina
Voltnteers. He rose to be colonel of
the regiment and at Gettysburg com
manded McGowan's brigade with con*
epiouous ability and success. At
Spottsylvania he commanded an Ala
bama brigade and as he led his brave
men into the Horseshoe Bend, known
as the bloody angle, mounted on a fine
horse, sword in hand, he fell in the
very forefront of battle. Be was an
honor to the State and a liberal re*
koonse should be made to the sugges
tion of Mr.. Ivy.
Robert B. Hemphill.
Great Family Fortunes.
The greatfortunes that have sprung
np so amazingly in this country dur
ing reoenfc decades today, in the opin
ion of many serions thinkers, consti
tute a mon ace to Sour nation el well
being, says Cleveland: Moffatt, in
writing of "The Shameful Misuse bf
Wealth," in Success Magasine. With
out th?se great fortunes there would
be nb reign of lu sur y in America, no
Sainting cf fcasts sud fellies, ^ riot
of extravagance; with them wo"nay
oxpeefc alivie evil* that ?hava^v^,
viona civilisations attended upa?'3a?r
IUH? RO$S. And, inany o? fiheie
. ?rattly with u*;. .
es> pe?^io ia toe^om^t?a^^
richest ? people she., world, .hos. ever
aeen. the .v?nctj*d Wealth of Croesus
is estimated at ou ly eight milliondol
lars, t.n(> there are seventy, ?monoan
batatos that - average thirty-five mil
lion o eaoh. As showing the rapid
' growth o? individual fortunes in . this
to wnien ?<ewJA ors ?iy-so ??e
boasted only ! twenty-eight million
:a$res, And a pamphlet published
\ ? oms y ears ea r I i er sj?y s tb afc s n , lg?.
; Philadelphia , could ah ow only ;tea e.a.
; tate* Valued at a,. million or ; morQ, tho
siohen bring" that of ? Stephen Girard,,
which reached seven millions. In
contras* to which, in 1892 th oro., were
ovor two hundred?W^n1
As tr. New York city, the number
of its mUlienairea, aoooraibg fco bcBt
information,:; ie over two' tnonsah?,
while the number of millionaires in
: theUnltedi S^es >^V^k. Mst^v*!
thousand Off. half the total number .In
the world. . .There is dna famOy a?onV;
at the head of which stands the rich*
i est and
. world, John 1>, R?okofei?er; and tba.
. ? wealth of this family is estimateo) at
; liad began mak&^e dollar a mitig?
and had lot all these dollars aceurim
Making Th? Indiana Work.
"Tho wisdom of a definite policy ia
the treatment of oar Indita wards
has been made olear in the past few
years/' said a Western man the other
"President Roosevelt has decided
ideas on thia subject, and his '.ppoint
ment of Leapp as Commissioner of
Indian Affairs insure the carrying out
of these ideas.
The President does not believe in
feeding the Indians, but insista that
they shall work. The big irrigation
project) now being constructed by the
Government in many parts of the
West are affording a test of the Presi
dent's ideas on the subjeot of mak
ing the Indian a self'Supporting citi
"If some one suggested to you that
the Apache would make a good labor
er I am sure you would smile, aa I did
at the tale, and count it another yara
of the versatile Westerner; bat yoa
have got to believe it whoa yoe go
?Own tn ?viv.ana. TTnnln Snvn'? Ansi
aoers are working; a email army of
Apaohea, remnants of Geronimo's
band of murderers, in building moun
taio roads and digging ditches. And
would you believe it, they best the
average hobo laborer cat of eight for
industry and quantity of work per
"Tho Navajos, Pirnas ?'id Pueblos
are being employed oa similar works
there and elsewhere.. Many of these
mentioned tribea are constantly em
ployed by the railroads. Up in Col
orado the eng?? heat, planters are de
pending more and more each year on
the Indian laborer. During the hop
picking season in Oregon and Wash
ington whole families of Indians move
from field to field until the crop ie
gathered. In fact over the entire
Western country, whioh ie making
suoh wonderful forward strides, the
question of Indian labor grows in?
oreasingly important esoh yeer."
F?*ed aa Han Forty Years.
Trinidad, Colo., Jan. 29,-At Sea
Bephael Hospital Saturday, a patient,
8t yeera old who had boen enter
ed uoder the o ame of Ch orles F. Bau
baugh, waa lound to be a wonano.
For over forty years she has been a
bank oaQhifiri labore? . aed sheep herd
er, alwaye wearing male attire.
Doctor T. J, Forban, County Phy
aician, learned ahe had been born ia
Marseiiles, Franco, and esme to ANaer
Ins. when OU ?MUM?# >%\A .V
wa TOf? '""'T1*' . ' . dS^'' .
Being unable to.#btein employment
she changed her dress, and foi eight
yeera just preceding tp Civil war waa
bank casher at Boonal, Mo>; then
waa ?lakeep herder;". <?? ..' m 1?Mp'.V
. 8he finally became a county charge
< She said- - thatv her- '-employer was
killed in the Civil war onr? -that the
hank'th^'?l?j???d.: V . *.: . g.
K yhen? ?ne caine ???to?.Cotoradov just
after 'tho fr*r aho obtained 'employ
meat at the Brown 8heep Baach,
if h?re; ehe . worked aa sheep .-herder
thirty-five years without her ee* being
? VJ uoa ono ww WMU ?v ?|?a uisp'.U!
her reluctance to take a bath aroused
tho ouapieioaa of the nhysioiBna' and