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the banner of the John M. Kinara
Camp, U. S. C. V., and beneath was
a handsome oil painting of Colonel
Drayton Rutherford. Roses and othei
flowers appropriately placed lent a
beautiful effect. On the left. made of
roses, were the figares '61 and on the
Seated on the stage were the ofh
cers and representatives of the Dray
ton Rutherford Chapter, Daughters of
the Confederacy: the James D. Nance
Camp. Confederate Veterans, and the
John M. Kinard Camp. Sons of Vet
The meeting was called to ordei
by Adjutant 0. L. Schumpert. of the
James D. Nance Camp. U. C. V.
Music was rendered by the Newterry
orchestra and a fervent prayer was
offered by the Rev. N. N. Burton. who
thanked God for the lives of the Con
iederat- soldiers, and asking that the
south wxight be worthy of their !ie.ro
ism. He referred to the serious ill
ness of the beloved' chaplain of the
James D. Nance Camp, Dr. E. P. Mc
Clintock, and asked. if it was God's
will, that Dr. McClintock soon be re
stored to his wonted health.
A select choir of the Daughters
of the. Confederacy feelingly renderea
"Maryland, my Maryland."
The orator of the day. Mr. J. J.
McSwain, was introduced by Adju
tant Schumpert, Col. Schumpert say
ing that the arrangements for the oc
casion had been left in the hands of
the Daughters and the Sons, and
that they had invited to make the
address not a veteran, but the son
of a gallant veteran, .%ho followed
the Starry Cross from beginning to
end,-a man in whom was urited two
of the grandest strains ii: South Car
olina, the McSwain and the Mc
Commander McSwain spoke ts fo1
Mr. McSwain's Address.
It is well to remember. Today is
the child of yesterday. Nothing in
the past is dead to the m-an who would
know how the present came to be
what it is. We have gathered to re
hearse a great chapter in American
history. We have come not here to
sing proud peans to a triumphant
cause. This gathering is not prompt
ed by any hope of reward, and the
szrength of the three memorial or
ganizations here represented consists
not in the cc..esion of plunder
Rather are we knit into so!;4arity by
the sinews of sorrow and bound by
the cables of calamity.
But sometimes, on occasion;-of this
sort, we hear the carping voice of dis
sent, asking the reason for keeping
alive the memories of that terrific
time of blood and carnage. They tell
"The fields forget the battles fought,
the trenches wave with golden
Shall we forget the lessons taught.
and tear afresh the wounds
They tell us that all over our re
united country, the old flag of WVash
ington is hailed as the emblem of
liberty and of love for country: they
tell us that slavery was a blight to alt
society, they tell us that state sovei -
eignty meant national dependence.
that secession meant disintegration.
that nullification was social suicide
enthroned over law. Why then, they
.ask, harrow up the horrid visions ot
such a period, and put their poison in
the minds of a newv generation.
'We are not here to dispute over
these propositions. Such objections
are founded in an absolute misconcep
tion of the purposes of this occasion.
We hold that all great deeds of high
* endeavor in pursuit of a pure purpose
should not perish from the minds ot
We are not called upon to defend
secession, save to assert that its
principles are as pure as ever prompt
ed patriot to bare his breast in the
cause of his country. We once more
assert, because the wvorld seems prone
to forget, that the south did not se
cede and fight primarily to preserve
the institution of slavery: the right of
state authority was fundamental, and
all the other questions, such as slav
ery, free trade. and finance. wvere but
examples of the real issue. The south.
preserving the spirit that prevailed
throughout the nation when the union
was formed. regarded the states as
the orig:nal and final repositories of
all the powers of government.
Thus. a great issue ot constitution
al construction was framed. For full
three score v'ears the battle was
Each side believed itself right and
was sincere. Finally, passion. pride,
and prejudice combined to disenthrone
reason. and both sides appealed to
arms. Here again both were sincere.
Both armies appealed to the same
God to vindictate the justice of their
Just here we begin to follow the
fitful fortunes of southern arms. We
are concerned not so much with why
they seceded. as how thy fought. We
commemorate. not so much the logic of
Calhoun. clear and unanswerable
though it was, as the blood of Stone
wall Jackson. poured out like water.
':Ah. never can the land forget how
gushed the life blood of the brave.
gushed warm with hope and courage
yet upon the land they fought to
Upon this basis. all men may join us
in this annual tribute to our heroes; for
upon this point all men must agree.
that no other age or land ever wit
nessed armies whose daring. disci
pline, courage. and devotion surpass
ed the hosts that followed Lee. On
this occasion. we do not seek to revive
the now well nigh dead embers ot
sectional hatred. Today we might
mingle our voices with the gathering
hosts. all over this great nation. in one
"Under the sod and under the dew.
waiting the judgment day:
Tears and love for the blue. love and
tears for the gray."
The reason they fought and died
the heroes they were, is not far to
seek. Remember. they were no mer
cenary hirelings, goaded on by greed
for gold. Always poorly fed. halt
sheltered and clothed and never paid,
they waged a war for pure principle.
that lifted them out of the low grov
eling things of gain, into the realms
where martyrs bless the flames that
proclaim their constancy to a. convic
tion of truth.
Again, the Confederate a'- 'ies
waged no war for conquest. 'I b
went not forth to lay the heavy hand
of usurpation upon a subject people.
Unlike Alexander in Asia, unlike
Caeser in Gaul. unlike Wiliam in Eng
land. unlike Napoleon in Germany,
unlike Cornwallis in America. the
compeers of Robert E. Lee fought
upon their own soil to beat back the
invading bands of a hostile section.
Unlike these martial examples of
blood and terror, striving to subju
gate other poeple to ,their despotic
will, our fathers-you, good gray
heads, whose lives heaven has length
ened out to this glad day-you were
content to enjoy in peace the God
given right of self government. Yet
when a hostile foot was planted on
your soil, you dared to repel with a
patriot's wrath the rash intrusion ot
a bigoted and misguided section. This
sentiment stirred the hearts-, steadiea
the nerves, and steeled the arms of
the men who achieved the victories.
underwent the hardships and endured
the agonies that gave them undying
glory. Along the lines when forth
to the fray they' rushed wvith the fury
of friends, from breast to breast there
passed the silent. yet determined ex
"Strike till the last armed foe expires.
Strike for your homes and your nres,
Strike for the green graves of your
God and your native land."
The world marvels at the dlash. the
daring, and the desperation of the
thousand mad charges made by the
men whom wve have come to honor.
The reason is simple: our fathers dia
not tight by proxy. Each man. regara
less of wealth or station, shouldered
his own mtisket and when duty called.
there was he. When on Gettysburg s
ensanguished plain, charge after charge
wa' unsup)ported, andl ended in disas
ter. there was not a man dismayed.
even "though the soldier knew some
one had blundered:"
"Theirs not to make reply. their< not
to reason why.
Theirs but to (10 and die."
During that four years. hundreds of
thousands of the flower of southern
yoting manhood marched into the
(ark valley, faded from mortal eve.
to live forev'er "On fame's eternal
camping ground, where glory guards
with solemn round, the bivouac or
Ihut what concern is all this to
uof a new generation?i Even though
our fathers were good soldier, ai
not let us encourage the forgetting of
such a dire calamity? Such a base
suggestion might best be repudiatea
with silent contempt. But let us say
this much: Though that struggle dia
end in sad defeat for the south.
though well nigh a million husbands.
fathers. brothers and sons fotindl
the courted privilege of death
for their country. though billion; or
long hoarded wealth went up in1
smoke. though the wail of the widow
and (rphan mingled in mcurnful
chorus with the consuming flames as
they licked out of existence thousands
of once happy homes,. yet from out of
and above the din of this maelstrom
of death there rises a crown of glory
ineffable that rests upon the brow
(of every dying hero in gray. and
upon every worthy son of such a sire.
Though there be "tears for the grief
of the father. for a mother's angu,ish
tears: but for him who died for his
country. glory through the endless
Let us not say then that we owe
nothing to those defeated fathers.
"How many a glorious name for us,
How many a story of fame for us
They left; would it not be a blame for
If their memories part from our land
And *a wrong to them and a shame
No. no. no. they were brave for us.
And bright the lives they gave for us.,
And the land they fought to save for
Will not forget its warriors yet
Who sleep in so many a grave for us.
But their memories ever shall remain
And their names. bright names. with
out stain for us.
And their glory never shall wane foi
But in legend and lay, our heroes in
Shall forever live over again for us."
By their blood, they purchased lor
us a heritage that cannot be lost save
by oar own neglect. It remairs for u:
to preserve this splendid estate. Ali
that is manly and noble in our na
turers calls upon us to
"Honor the sacred dust of the soldiers
tried and true.
Who bore the flag of a nation's trust,
And died for a cause, though lost. still
And died for me and you.
Honor them one and all, from the pri
vate to the chief;
Come they from hovel or from.prince
Thev fell for us. and for them shoula
The tears of a nation's grief."
Their examples ennoble and inspire
us, their sons. We cannot ponder
their deeds of self-forgetting devotion
to country, of patient. silent suffering.
of manly resistence and heroic submis
sion, witout being moved to emulate
in peace those virtues that became
resplendent in them, when burnished
by the bands of war.
All men, everywhere, as they read
that story, have taken courage and
found a fresh faith in human nature.
Aye. "Countless eyes have conned
the story, countless hearts grown
brave thereby: let us thank the God
of glory we have given such td die."
But there was a secret source for
all his strength: not to the soldier
alone at the front is drie the honor of
his achievement. There was a last
clinging ecstatic embrace in which
was compressed the heart energy or
a univ'erse. and then w'ith steeled face.
woman bade him go from home to the
tented nield, from love and peace and
safety, to war and death. And forth he
went. When finally he returned not the
proud victor she had prayed for. but
a ragged. mangl d. dismembered.
heartsick victim. she greeted him as
royally as ever was a Caesar received.
as he returned with the plaudits of con
quering legions ringing in his ears.
Ah, then how beautiful her character
"The soldier braves death for a fane'i
In glory's r' mantic career:
'Tis woman who heals wheni. by him
And bathes eve'ry wound with a tear."
WVhen they returned from un;ghtinv
all their fondly imaged hopes crash
ing in around them. The grave or
the once glad home was then marked
by a heap of ashes and blackenea
chimnevs. No money. no bread. no
cothes. no tool. no horses. all desola
tion and ruin. Worse still. society
was in chaos; the new-made freedmn,c.
coddled by carpet-bag cowards. were
insoient. sullen and resentful. Virtue
b)ecame a shining mark for brutality:
each (lay returned but to bring new
dangers and destruction. and each re
currirg night brought. instead ot
wonted rest and peace. anxious fears
and dreadful dreams, too often awak
ened to witness blackest deeds or
Foulest crime. Not even the stout
earts of such as Morgan's men coula
have endured this strain.but for the sus
aining influence of our good mothers.
With open arms they received back
the bruised, broken, enfeebled bodies
of those who four years before had
gone out from them in all grace ana
:-omeliness of young manhood. Never
a word of reproach or complaint, but
they nursed the war-worn soldier
back to health. or smoothed and
oftened his agonized road to the
grave. Then each year as spring re
turns "with dewy fingers cold," 'tis
woman who decks his hallowed
And then she tends the honored
grave of him who died his land
By woman's hand his knell is rung,
by woman's voice his dirge is
rhere honor comes a pilgrim gray tw
bless the turf that wraps their
And freedom shall repair, to dwell a
weeping hermit there."
And as with her we go to lay na
ture's.fairest gifts,. as a tender tribute.
>n their graves, we catch her spirit
) reverence and exclaim:
'Step gently. softly. 'tis hallowed
ground you tread;
Here' lie the unsung heroes of the
army of the dead.
A wreath of pure white lillies for eacn
soldier brave and true;
Loyal sons of duty. the southland
mourns for :you.
Unknown heroes, 'twas not in vain
A reunited country stands side by
o you all glory, honor, rewards from
A nation's lasting gratitude is yours,
a nation's lasting love."
At the conclusion of Commander
cSwain's address, Col. W. H. Hunt,
on behalf of the Daughters of the
Confederacy. presented him with a
waiter of beautiful flowers.
"The Bonnie Blue Flag" was suny
by the choir, the veterans rising ano
oining in the chorus, at the instance
of Adjutant Schumpert. The old sol
diers were much enthused and in
pired by the hymn and s<mng with a
Crosses of Honor.
Crosses of Honor were conferred
by the Daughters of the Confederacy
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The audience was dismissed with
the benediction by the Rev. George
A. Wright, chaplain of the John M.
Kinard Camp. U. S. C. V.
The Graves Decorated.
The ladies then repaired to Rose
mont cemetery and the village grave
yard and decorated with flowers the
graves of heroes.
The Graves Decorated.
The ladies. immediately after the
exercises, repaired to Rosemont
cemetery and the village graveyard
and lovingly laid flowers on the
grave of every soldier. The monu
ment on the public square was beau
The members of the James D.
Nance Camp had gone before the
exercises and laid upon every soldier's
grave which they could find a tiny
Confederate flag so as to mark the
spot for the ladies who were to come
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