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* BATTLE OF BLOODY ANGLE *
* By M. L. Lonf, Co. G., 13th *
Regt., U. C. V. *
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Iz was the morning of t.he 12th of
Mav. 1S64. We were lying in the
trenkhes just left of Spottsylvania C.
R., Va... wondering what woull come
nex:. Wa had just witnessed a ter
rible cannonade from each side. Some
times it seemed that the shells would
meet in the air.
We were then ordered out and
marehed about one mile to the left
and were placed on the reserve line.
Wve heard tlhe most territie( caniionad
ing - our left and soon we heard vol
ley nfter volley of small arms. In a
very s.:iort while a courier rode up to
General McGowan. pointing to the
AT once the order of attention was
giv e and we started by the left
flank in double quick in the direction
of the firing.
After going about one mile a shell
fell in our company. tearing a hole
about two feet deep. but hurting no
one. We soon came to where the bat
tle was raging with all its fury. Very
early in the morning General Grant
had massed his troor, and assaulted
a weak bend he had found on our line.
The enemy had succeeded in captur
ig General Johnston's division of
1S.000 troops and thirteen cannon and
.had possession of our line of works
for some distance. Now our business
was to take the line back from them.
At it we went, for we had no time to
There were only three brigades of
us, Davis'Mississippians. Hayes' from
Alabama, and McGowan's South Car
olinians. We charged a little redoubt
that had been hurriedly thrown up
and. formed ourselves behind it. At
once we were ordered on the first line
- When the writer rose up and look
ed in front the whole hill was blue
with the enemy. They opened on us
-with all of their cannon and ours that
they had captured. With grape and
,dannister and musketry, they truly
made a hail storm of bullets,* but
strange to say only a few of oar men
fell. The shots seemed too high.
When the enemy saw we were eons
ing sure enough, they got on the oth
er side of the works. So we lay so
close for a short time that when guns
were laid across the works threy could
be caught and~ sometimes pulled out of
the hand. After we had lain in this
way- ten. or fifteen minutes we were or
dered to charge the next line. Gen
eral McGowan jumped on the works
and waved his sword to the front. He
fell back shot through the arm. Col
one] Miller next got on the works and
h?e fell back wounded. Colonel Shoot-a
er got up next anl lie fell dead. Then
our own Colonel Lester mounted the
works sword in hand and the whole
line of men went forward and charg
ed th last line of works. General
Granz had in this time received heavy
reinforcements and we had to meet
another storm of bullets. Here our
brave boys went down fearfully.
When we got into the works the
same scene was enacted as before, the
tuemv on one side and we on the
other. The enemy held a small por
tionl of the works on our right, at the
bend, which enabled them to cross
fire on us. we had to throw up a
cross worl: to) keep the bullets off of
While we were at :his the enemy
left 'is for a while.
When we looked ba.ck over the
ground behi:id us it ee:tainly deserv
ed the name of Bloo dy' Bend. But it
did seem t.hat General Grant had de
termined to .have our line. Just as
soon as fresh troops could be brought
five lines of men came against us.
They were apparently under the in
fluenee of whiskey, with it in their
canteens. We Lay close and held our
fire till they got within ten paces of
us. Then at a given signal we poured
a volley into their ranks. They stag
ered, many threw down their guns
and came into our lines. We could
not take them,but sent t-hem back, and
~many of them fell from their own
bullets. It was about 11 o'clock a.
m. when we got possession of the
works and the enemy charged about
ever; half hour till 4 o'clock p. m.
Somehow a white cloth was shown
on our right and it was mistaken for
a trace. A Yankee color bearer and
his guard came over to us and asked
if we had surrendered. He was told,
"No." He asked permission to re
turn, which was granted. When the
and his guard weer about twenty
steps in front a wanton shot was
fired. then a volley and the men went
Now charge after charge came un
til after dark. We ought to have said
that from the time we made the first
until night there was a downpour of
rain, and tile ditches became nearly
fail of water mixed with blood. Just
afte.r dark we became so exhausted
x'e dropped off to sleep- When
Fare from Col
i, S. ETCH
Phone fl4 Col
we woke we found that we had been
I ling on a dead man, one perhaps
hom we had been opposing in the
fray. At this time we could not raise
ur heads above the works or we
ould be shot. So we worked little
oles thro~ug.h the works and fired
We think we heard bullets m~ake all
the different sounds that night that
e ever heard. Some cackled like
cikens, some bleated like lambs,
thers screamed like cats and so on.
About one o 'clock we got orders
fr every man to take care of him
slf. Shiortly after this a friend of
ine proposed that we would work
a or way out. We crawled down the
itch two hundred yards to the woods
ten rose and ran for life. The writ
er fell into a hole of water up to the
rmpits, waded through. pulled out
ad went on. We came to a line of
en in our rear. composed of Ker
'saw's Brigade who had cut a line of
orks during the evening and night.
o now we were prepared to evacuate
te front line.
We were told that camps were ar
rnged for us in the rear andi that we.
ould be excused from all duty for
tree days. About daylight what was
'ft of our company were in and
ady to cook and eat breakfast.
On the morning of the second day
friend and the writer went over to
lok at the battlefield. As we went
e met an old man and his wife going
ack home. They lived right in the
end of the works. We tried to keep
hem from going but in vain. They
ad a little meal and were going home
to bake it. We gathered some stieks
nd made them a little fire. The
hose was, nearly torn to pieces by
he shells. Their children were in
he army. The men who were killed
i the ditches were buried by throw
ig the top of the breastworks on
hem. The numberless ones who fell
n the field lay very much as they had
Truly it was an awful sight to see.
There was an oak tree, twenty--two
iches in diameter, standing on the
orks at the right of cur company
hich was cut down by minnie balls.
t fell just before night.
We must say this battle was an er
perience for a boy seventeen vears old
s the writer was then.
In Memoriam Miss Lucy Hendrir
Gone to G~od, angels greet her;
Gone to join the seraph band,
\ho are springing now to meet her
In that holy, happy land."
Sabbath evening Miss Lucy Hen
rix and her mother were laid side by
~. N. & L. and S
umbia to Gary, Inch
to Laurens, Inclusiv
ag Train 32, Fridi
inta 12:25 P. 1
Agents, phone 01
BERGER, I F. LI'
~,S. A. L.
mibia, S. C. Phone 76,
mother died about one hour before
Mrs. Hendrix was a conisistent
member of the Methodist ehurch and
did certainly "look well to the ways
of her household.''
Miss Lucy was also a member of
the Methodist church and its Sabbath
school. She was a young woman of
much promise, and in that spirit of
Christian love which all should exer
ise, she was a member of East End
Baptist Sabbath school where she was
much appreciated. Her~ seat was sel
dom vacant and her lessons carefully
prepared. She was joy and strength
to her teacher. The last time she was
at church was just -after Easter, the
Sabbath evening of Children's day.
She had fever then but rallied and
gave a beautiful recitation in a most
cultivated way. Many were the con
gratulations she received.
In the enterprises of thie church
Miss Lucy took a deep interest, and
will be sadly missed in the/East End
For twelve long weeks she lay with
fever and measles. Sometimes we
had great hopes of her .recovery, but
all in vain. She and her dear mother
were "Lovely in their lives and in
their death were not divided.''
East E,nd Baptist Sunday School.
J. D. Galaway, Supt.
B. L. Dodd, Teacher.
Card of Thanks.
To our many friends and neighbors,
who have ministered to us so faithful
ly in our deep affliction, 'we extend
our heartfelt thanks. During the long
illness and death of our loved ones
we have had not simply in words but
in deeds the tangible evidences of
Christian charity. In these few lines
we cannot express al we feel.
May our kind Heavenly Father
spare them, in His mercy. such an aw
flt trial' and may their reward be
an exceedingly great and eternal
weight of glory.
The Ten Children.
We will give a first class barbecue
'at the Fork, near CaldwelI Ruff's, on
Saturday, July 17th. Good roads will
be discussed and enjoyment arranged
for t.he young folks.
W. H. Counts.
J. A. Singley.
We will furnish a first class barbe
cue at Jun. A. Cromer's place. Friday.
July 16. Game of ball in afternoon.
Everything first class.
Felx A. Graham.
. A. L.
'rains, up to
ay, July 30,,.
S.A., C. N. & L.
Columbia, S. C.
SALE or PERSONAL PROPERTY.
By order of the probate court, we
will sell at Newberry, S. C., July
29, 1909, at 10 o'clock, in the store
formerly occupied by Caldwell *and
Haltiwanger, as the Cash Store, the
personal property of the estate of T.
S. Duncan, deceased, consisting of
parlor furniture, bedding, bedroom
furniture, trunk, writing desk, books,
W. A. Dunn,
S. M. Duncan.
The annual meeting of the stock
holders of Newberry Land -and Securi
ty Co., will be held at Chamber of
Commerce rooms on Tuesday, July
20, 1909, at 8.30 p. m for the purpose
of electing directors and transacting
any other business that may come be
fore tho meeting.
Jno. M. Kinard.
10 July 1909.
At Bethel School house, Pomari-a. We
will furnish a first class dinner. Come
one, come all. Dinner 40 and 4~5
ents. Saturday July 24.
J. A. Gaham,
H. Monroe Wicker.
At former residence of A. J. Gib
son on July 23. Price 35 and 40
S. J. Cromer.
ANN~UAL SCHOOL MEBTING.
The annual school meeting of New
berry school district will be held in
the court house on Friday, July 30,
1909, at 10 a. mn. to hear the annual
report of the treasurer of the Newber-.
ry graded schools.
F. N. Martin,
J. M. Davis, President.
The 'patrons of Smyrna school dis
trict No. 44 will meet at the school
house on Friday, the 23rd day of
July, 1909, at four o'clock for the
purpose of electing a teacher and con
sidering any matters connected with
the school. School term 8 months.
Salary $40.00. Applications may be
handed to the undersigned.
J1. S. Boozer,
H. T. Longshore,
G. P. Boozer,
Nwerrrv. St C., R. F. D.
REA-PORT TO THE STATE BAINK EXAMI-NER
OF THE CONDITION OF
The Bank of Prosperity
Prosperity, S. C.
AT THE CLOSE OF BUSINESS, APRIL 28, 1909.
Loans ........ -. $ 97,213.14 Capital Stock. . . . . $ 25,000-00
Overdrafts .r...-.-..,976.03 Surplus and profits . . 12,497-So
Building and Fixtures 4,00000 Sue to ot s. 12,494.5
Cash in our fDue to other banks . 2,694,01
vault . . $ 6.183-57 Deposits . . . . . . . 94,675-41
r as 25.494 Is Borrowed money . . . NONE
S. S. BIRGE, DR. GEO. Y. HUNTER,
N. L. BLACK, W. H. HUNT,
J. F. BROWNE, P. B. WARNER,
DR. J. S. WHEELER.
Our institution is under the supervision of and regularly
examined by the State Bank Examiner.
THE iHANGE BANK
Newberry, S. C.
Every person in this vicinity ought to be interested in our
Savings Department. You can open a Savings Account with
$1.00. You can add to it on any plan you see, fit, but we sug
gest that you adopt some systematic, definite method as that is
the surest way to make a succes Qf Aig
We Pay 4 interest oual Savings Accounts,
CoMpounded sa-A Orly
Open an account anc train youel n ie s'vln
Once you acquire the habit of laying by a certain per cent of
your income it will become a pleasure and you will soon have
a snug sum earning interest for. you.
DON'T PUT IT OFF. BEGIN NOW.
J. D. DAVENPORT, EDW. R. H IPP,
President. V. President.
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