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MONUMENT ERECTED BY CITI2
* CALVIN 0
* The Manner of It and the Spot T
* .Pointed Out and Deser
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(Shortly before his death- Mr. Geo
A. Langford, of this city, who was at
eye-witness of the murder of Calvir
Crozier, was asked to point out th(
exact spot of his death. In compan
R with Jno. K. Aull, of The Herald and
News, Mr. Langford -went to the spo1
and located the exact positions ol
Crozier, of the negro soldiers whc
murdered him, and of himself, and
standing upon the scene of the darl
tragedy, he described it vividly and
in minutest detail. The story, which
is reprinted here below, was writter
for anid published in teladies' me
Inorial day edition of The Herald and
News'of May 11, 1906.)
Though hallowed by as heroic blood
as was ever spilled on Southern soil,
it is probable that very few people in
Newberry have an idea of the-exact
spot within the city limits where Cal
vini Crozier fell, murdered by negrc
soldiers from the North because he
had sought to prot'ect a Southern wo.
man from their brutal insults.
.The remains of the Texan private
nwrest in Rosemont, and his mem
ory is as fresh as the wealth of
wreaths and garlands borne today by
the marble shaft that marks the spot.
His first grave was a ditch, not far
from the building of the Southern Cot
ton Oil Mill, into which he fell when
shot, his remains being covered over
with leaves, ruthlessly raked upon his
body by the negro soldiers with their
feet There -he remained for only a
short time, however, the body being
reverently borne by those of his own
race to t4e top of the hill near by,
- and prepared for Christain burial,
which was had in the old village
graveyard. Later the remains of Croz
ier were removed to Rosemont, and
the monument erected whereupon are
recorded his deeds of heroism, and the
loving appreciation of the people of
There was one eye witness to that
dark tragedy on the morning of Sep
tember 8, 1865, 'who recalls it as vivid
ly as if it were but yesterday. Then
but fourteen years of age, the miu
test details were,burned into his mem
ory. He is Mr. Geo. A. Langford, of
this city, who* was within thirty feet
of the soldiers when they fired, and
within about the same distance of
.Crozier when he fell. The relative
positions of Mr. Langford and the
soldiers and Crozier placed them at
each angle of an equilateral triangle,
and the whole scene was before him.
The exact spot was pointed out to
the writer by Mr. Langford. If a line
were drawn from the center of the
water tank of the Southern Cotton
Oil mill to the west corner of the
hull house of the Farmers' Oil mill it
would pass through the spot pointed
out by Mr. Langford as that on which~
the Texan stood. It is almost exact
ly half way between, but probably a
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was ever known before. Thousands
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sick headache, biliousness, jaundice
and indigestion. Sold by W. E. Pel.
ham & Son.
ENS OF NEWBERRY TO MEMOR)
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'here the Gallant Texan Fell As
Ibed by An Eye-Witness.
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little nearer the water tank. Crozie,
was' facing almost south, hIs back t
the place where is now the Southeri
Oil Mill building. Mr. Langford wa.
to Crozier's left, the soldiers were i
front of Crozier, and to Mr. Lang
ford's left. The officer in charge o:
!the soldiers was between Mr. Lang
ford and the soldiers. Mr. Lang
,!ford says when the command Wa
given to fire his glance was acros.
the barrel of every musket tha
+pointed toward Crozier's breast.
South of the place where Crozie:
stood, toward the Farmers' Oil Mill
is a little knoll, where stood th4
tents of the' officers of the negr<
troops. Down this slope he was be
ing marched by the negroes wher
first seen by Mr. Langford, who wat
just approaching the place from the
east. He was marched to the little
ditch, which still remains. He was
not allowed to cross the ditch, bu1
was placed just on its edge, aboui
10 feet in front of a large white oall
tree, the stump of which may still be
Mr. Langford took up his poistlon
as stated above, resting against a
tree, about ten .steps to Crozier's
left. The 'stump of this tree still
Mr. Langford then gives a vivid
description of what followed. Croz
ier was caused to turn around, fac
ing the south, and he stood erect and
folded his arms across his breast
Five negro soldiers were lined ut
thirty feet in front of him, their of~
ficer to the right of the soldiers. The
command was given to fire and the
rain of lead poured Into Crozier's
breast, each of the five balls taking
effect between his arms. He fell in*
stantly, and while he was struggling
in the agony of death the negro of
ficer walked up to him and sent a
pistol ball speeding through hia
brain, saying, with an oath, "Now,
you will lie still." Crozier had fal.
len into the' ditch behind him, and
with their feet the negroes raked the
leaves over his body.
It was a clear morning in Septem
ber, shortly after sunrise. Mr. Lang.
ford put the time at a little before 1
Mr. Langford and some others car
ried the body to the top of' the hill,
where the face was bathed in warmz
water to remove the dirt. Mr. Lang.
ford said that his recollection Is thai
Mrs. Lathrop, who lived only a little
distance from' the spot, acrosss thE
hill, supported Crozier's head, thai
he supported his feet, and that he
ithinks a negro was secured to hell
bear the weight of \the body. TherE
were probably others~ who assisted
he says, but he does not recall then
Such was the death of the chival
rous private of the Lone Star State.
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broke if he should spend his entirE
income trying to prepare a bettel
medicine than Chamberlain's Colic
Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy foi
Idiarrhoea, dysentery or bowel corn
plaints. It is simply impossible, anc
so says every one that has used it
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"THE BOYS IN
By Francis W. Hil
Exalt your hearts, lift I
Eyes front, and steady
For we are gathered here t
In memory of a band
Of heroes, than whom n<
From break of dawn,
With grander souls, no ma
No matter in what way.
Hushed be the noise o
Let all things rest toda:
Let e'en the sun's raFs ge:
This proudest day of 1M
This day of all the troubi
From early morn 'till ni
Be- consecrated, set apart,
To heroes, and. their, rig
'They live, yes, in our dee
We know they'll ever li
So long as God's o'erflowi
Hath mercy yet to give;
Until the Angel's trump si
Until the latest test,
Their fame will all o'er ear
As bravest, truest, best.
Oh! let, then swell your
Bring forth earth's brig
And lay them not on gr
Of these brave boys of oi
Yes, lay them proudly on
On this our hallowed da
And shout, aloud, your tai
For such grand "Boys in
Such boys, as knew how bi
The immortal way to dj
So that tho' dead they are
In heart, in soul and ej
Yes, living in our love warn
Our souls, their mansia
With radiant eyes, we see
And will for eternity.
Lift high your head, ye I
Ye Southland's lass and
For God ne'er gav.e a proi
To shield your lives fror
It mattered not, to them,
Came shrieking shot and
They always knew just 'w
- And alway did it well.
Tho' hungry, not a word t
Tho' ragged, tired, torn,
They bore, for love of:
The things that should 1
Without a shelter o'er, the:
In rain, in storm and co
They fought for loved one
These boys, with hearts
Thank God! we'll see them
Somewhere, somietime, s
We'll clasp them in the ar
We'll see them, face to
Not hungry, cold and tired
But clad in bright array
We'll shout our glad hosan
We join our boyp in grey
ns to live,
J. W. G
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* Memorial Day Committees. *
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The following are committees for a:
memorial day: f
(1). Opera House Committee-Mrs.
L. W. Floyd, chairman; Miss Lucy
McCaughrin, Mesdames M. L. Spear
man, J. L. Bowles, J. D. Davenport,
W. H. Carwile, Messrs. Fred H. Dom
inick, M. L. Spearman, C. D. Weeks,
Jno. M. Kinard, W. H. Hunt and O.'B. d
(2). Meat Committee-Mrs. James
McIntosh, chairman; Mesdames E. 7
I Evans, T. C. Pool and 0. B. Mayer. a
(3). Tea Committee-Mrs. W. H. t(
Carwile, chairman; Mesdames J. W.
Haltiwanger, 0. L. Schumpert, Geo
Epps, Miss Gertrude Carwile.
(4). Bread and Salad Committee- -
Mrs. Jno. M. Kinard, chairman;
Mesdames J. Y. McFall, J. M. Ward,
Misses Lucy McCaughrin and Lucy
(5). Coffee Committee-Mrs. D. A.
Die,,jert, chairman; Mesdames W. G.
Houseal, Robt. Caldwell and ,George
(6). Ice Cream Committee-Mrs. ..
R. Davidson, chairman; Mesdames L
S. Boozer, Stevie Wright, E. H., Aull,
P. C. Gaillard and A. J. Bowers.
(7). Silver Committee-Miss Cora
Dominick, chairman; Mesdames. J. Y
MFall, W. H. Hunt and Miss O's
(8). Cake Committee-Mrs. F. .
Hunter, chairman; Mesdames Lalla
Simmons, W. K. Sligh, C. A. Bow
man, P. G. Ellesor and Jerry Wa1
(9). Dish Committee-Mrs. C. H.
Cannon, chairman; Mesdames B. M.
Dennis, J. H. West, Miss Bernice
Martin and Miss Nora Long.
0 (9. PIace and Arrangements C
Committee-Mrs. W. G. Houseal, 'p
cabairman; Mesdames A. T. Brown, C. 1
A. I:oiman, J. A. Burton, W. ' F C
iw&rt and E. R. Hipp. K
(11). Table ClothandFlowers Corn
mittee-Mrs. George Johnstone, chair-- L
can; iJsses Reagin, Fannie Mc- T
Daughrin, Mary L Burton and Mrs. M
Pat Scott. P
(12). Soliciting Committee-Mrs. E. M
I. Evans, chairman; Msames S. J. A
Wooten, L. W. Floyd, Wmn. Johnson,
. E. Norwood and Gleo. Johnstone. Ci
(13). Music Committee-Miss Har
rette Leavell, chairman; Mesdamnes mj
W. K. Sligh, J. H. West, P. C. Gail- m
ard, J. W. Haltiwanger, 3. Y. Mc- M~
Pall, J. A. Burton and .D. A. Dickert J.
(14). Hostesses for Mothers' Table 3
* . 4.1
D. Nanie Camp..
-Mesdames Y. J. Pope, L. P. Ewart
Ad T. C. Cannon.
(15). Program Committee-Mrs. W.
Hunt, chairman; Mesdames W. G.
ouseal, L. W. Floyd, J. A. Burton
ad 0. B. Mayer.
(16). Ticket Committee-Mrs. R.D.
right, chairman; Mesdames 0. B.
layer, L. W. 'Floyd, W. H. Hunt and
(17). Essay Medal Commit*e
Crs. J. E. Norwood, chairman; Mos
Imes L. W. Floyd, E. H. All antd
(18). Waitresses-Members of dd
n Crozier chapter are requesteidIto
3sist the Drayton Rutherford chap
r on this committee.
(19). Village Graveyard-Mrs
[. Aull, chairman; Mesdames no.
Kinard, Robt. &aldwell, C .
0. L. SCHUIMPERT,
Adjutant James D. Nance
annon, Mary F. Wright, J. -W
.ll, A. T. Brown, J. B. Walton
:cR. Holmes, W. H. Carwile and.
.Pool; Messrs. Henry KInard(
.Aull and J. Li. Bowles.
i:20). Johnstone Graead
alla Simmons,. chairman;
.3. McCrary, Olin Cannon, 148
artin, W. A. Dunn, T. K. Johnsn
.G. Ellesor and W. F. Ewant
isses Effie Griffin, Eva Gr
(21). Calvin Crouler o
ilvin Crozier chapter.
(22). Confederate MonumentCa
ttee-Mrs. 0. L. Schumpert, chair
aig.esdames D. A. Dickert, 0O.
ayer, T. J. Mayes, J. H. Kibler, A.
S. Langford, E. M. Evans, I. N.
unt, J. F. J. Caldwell, RL. D. Wright,
m. W. Cromer, Nancy Fox; C. D).