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* Letter From a Confederate Sur
* geon to His Wife, Written the
* Day After He Reached -iew
* berry From Virginia.
* * * * * * * ** * * * * *
Newberry, S. C., May 2, '65.
My Dear Wife: When I reached he:
yesterday after my long tiresome tri
of three weeks, on the way from A:
pomattox, I was completely exhaus
ed. But after a supper fit for a kin
and a long sleep on a bed, I awol
feeling much better. It was so goc
to have on some clean whole clothE
Once more and to be clean, that I fe
equal to riding into town this morr
ing with father. While there we mE
Glenn Rikard's father, who told u
that Glenn reached home yesterda;
having been in prison at Fortres
Monroe. He brings the good new
that Billie is not dead. as we sup
posed, but that he, too, was at For
ress Monroe and is now on his wa
home. I knew he was not in -the arm
when we left Petersburg, and wa
afraid he had been killed. He tol
Glenn that one day while digging
rifle pit at Petersburg some Yankee
charged them and captured all wh
were at work on it.
It vas well that you and Mrs. Hun
left Petersburg when you did. Th
very next day, April 2, our extrem
right was attacked, and as the line
were very thin, it was easily broker
Gen. A. P. Hill was killed in this as
sault. During the day some prisoner
were brought back, among them
man smoke-begrimed and with gre
hair. I spoke kindly to him, aske
him into my tent- and gave him some
thing to eat. He sered su-prise
beyond measure at the treatment an(
very appreciative. He had been a
Spottsylvania in the "bloody angle
and from his description, it must hav
been something awful. He said t
me in the course of his talk: "You se
this white hair? When I came itnt
the army they were coal black." A
night came on many wounded wer
brought back to some huts, lately oc
cupied by soldiers; but now improvis
ed into a hospital. I amputated ;
thumb for Miss Coppock. Lee Bow
ger's brother was so badly wounde<
in the hip that 'he will die. Amon
the dead brought back was Col. Mc
Creary, of Cheston.
In the retreat next day there wa
continual fighting. Col Pegram, o
Virginia, a young and dashing artil
lery officer, and brother -to the on'
that fell while you were here, wa:
tilled. In a word, we had eight dayt
of disastrous retreat, pushed to th4
extreme every hour of it. At Sailor':
Creek we were compelled to abandoa
our wagons. These were capture<
and burned. What I 'hated most t<
lose was a case of 'the finest surgica
instruments that had .just run thi
blockade. Among the many capture4
here were Gen. Kershaw and hi
young son. Withi this most trying re
"I have used
Sloan's Liniment on
a fine mare for splint
and cured her. This
makes the thir d
h orse I've cured.
Have recommended it to my neigh
bors for thrush and they say it is fine.
I find it the best Liniment I ever
used. I keep on hand your Sure
Colic Cure for myself and neigh
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MR. R. W. PAarsH, of Bristol,
Ind.,R. No. 2, writes:-"I have used
lots of your Liniment for horses and
myself. It is the best Liniment in
the world. I cured one of my horses
of thrush. Her feet were rotten;
the frogs came out ; she laid down
most of the time. I thought she
would die, but I used the Liniment
as directed and she never lies down
in the daytime now."
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You don't need to rub, it penetrates.
Will kill a spavin,
curb or splint, re
duce w in d puffs
and swollen joints,
and is a sure and
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f is t u1 a, sweeney,
founder and thrush.
Price, 50c. and $1.002
Sloan's book on
- T~WI horses, cattle, sheep
8UJ.~ULih5 and poult ry sent
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A Dr. Earl S. Sloan,
Boston, Mass., U. S. A.
* treat we reached Appomattox on the
* morning of the 9th. Gen. Gordon had
* a fight just before the surrencer and
captured a battery. Appomattox is
* in a basin with high hills on all sides.
* The Yankees seemed to have sur
* rounded us. and the blue lines with
* white flags here And there came mov
ing slowly in, and silently. This gave
'e credence to the reports of the early
p morning that we were to surrender.
>- In a comparatively short time after,
t- hearing yelling, I turned, and saw
Gen. Lee mounted on Traveller, and
:e attended by his staff. As he reined
d his horse to dismount the men crowd
s ed around, shaking his hand. Get
It ting a nearer look. every man was
i- shedding tears. but none so deeply
t moved as the great commander him
s self. Sad as was the sight, all of us
r, experienced a sense of relief.
s The Yankees camped on the hills,
s and they and our men went back and
forth among each other on apparent
ly friendly terms. Their baggage
y wagons, mules-in fact, their entire
y equipment was of the very best, and
s in perfect condition. A sorry specta
d cle ours made in comparison.
a I was fortunate enough to get hold
s of a litle mule that day; and in the
o afternoon Col. Hunt, Col. Lester.
Capt. Co.peland and I set our fac.es
t homeward. The first night all of us!
e had one little fly tent for shelter, and
e the only way four men could get un
s der it was by "spooning." In the
1. night I waked up very thirsty and the
- harder I tried to go back to sleep the
s thirstier I grew, until I couldn't
i stand it. Such wriggling as it did take
7 to get out, and even more -to get back
- After Hunt and Lester eft us Bill
I Byars, who was mounted on a very
I tall gaunt horse joined us. Copeland
t was now a foot as his horse had giv
en out. When we reached the Cataw
ba river at Island Ford. we found the!
1 river swift and very deep. My little!
mule and Byars's tall horse brought
> us over; then Byars led the mule back
for Copeland. It was a laughable
sight to stand on the bank and see
this big man mounted on the tiny
mule. only the face and ears of which
I were above the water. Fortunately
- a farm house was near in which we
i stood before a blazing fire to dry, had'
ia good supper, and slept in the barn.
- People were very kind to give us the
best -hey had to eat. but we were too
a dirty to be allowed to sleep in their
! houses. A few mornings after this
- we stopped at a house and ask-ed for
a something to eat. It was getting late
i in 'the day, and tho' they offered to
Sbake us some cornbread we were i
a patient and did not wait for it to get
Sdone. The "pones" were not even
brown on the outside and inside were
Isimply hot dougha. But we wer'e hun-!
)gry enough to eat anything, and down
Iit went with plenty of sorghum molas
ses. The combination gave me the
Sworst case of indigestion imaginable,
and for the rest of the day my stomn
-ach was verily like an old beer bar
rel. At this house was a woman in a
pitiful conditon 'with cancer, and
nothing to take to alleviate the pain.
I remembered a bottle of morphine in
my haversack, and showing her hus
band how much to give her for a dose,
left them the bottle-enough to lat
as long as she can live.
We passed through ti'e town of Un
ion, and crossed the Enoree (where
Whitmire now is-what was it then?)
coming on direct to Cousin Mary Ann
Glasgow's. Then truly I began to
'feel as though my long and tiresome
journey was drawing to an end. Such
a dinner as she gave us! A young
captain "rom Tennessee r.uiche-1 haer
house afoot, just before dinner. When
she refused to accept any pay for his
dinner, 'he was most appreciative, and
as he shook 'her, hand good-bye, he
said: "May no Yankee or anybody else
ever harm you."
Nobody at home was expecting me,
and white and black are glad to see
me. Father looks much older than
when I was at home on furlough. This I
terrible war with all its attendant I
sorrows and losses will tell on us
all, but most so on these older peo
pie, and they will go to their graves'
many years sooner as the result.
Father has given me a good horse
in exchange for my mule, and as he
has allowed no one to use my buggy,
I have a nice turnout. In all proba
bility I shall leave here day after to
morrow morning for Fruit Hill; and2
then,, while I take a goo.1 rest, we can
talk over any plans for the future that'
1you may have.
Your devoted nusband,
S. G. W.
CALJLED TO GREENVILLE.
R1ev. S. P. Koon, ID. D)., of Prosperity,
Has Been Calied to Greenville
to Serve Church.
Greenxville News, 7th.
An invitation extended to the Rev.
S. P. Koon, D. D., of Prosperity, to
become the resident pastor of the 2
congregation in this city and a deter
mination to purchase a lot and erec
a church costing not less than $10,00C
is the action taken by the Lutherai
denomination of Greenville.
At a meeting of the church counci
of the Lutheran denomination o
Greenville held last Sunday after thi
morning service a call was extende<
to the Rev. Dr. S. P. Koon, of Pros
perity, to become the regular pastoi
of the congregation of that denomi
nation in this city. The action o'
the council was communicated t(
Dr. Koon,' but as yet no reply ha.
been received from him. It is need
less to say that the Lutherans ol
Greenville are hopeful that the em
inent divine will decide to accept thE
call and serve the congregation ol
this city. The Rev. Dr. Koon ir
spoken of in the highest terms as a
-minister of unusual a(oility tand a
pastor of endearing qualities.
Along with the calling of a regula
pastor, the Lutheran denomination ol
Greenville~has decided to purchase a
suitable site somewhere in the city
and erect a modern house of worship,
the structure to cost somewhere in
the neighborhood of $10,000.
It is probably not -so well known
in -the city that the Lutheran denom
ination is fast coming to be a strong
one in Greenville. At present the
congregation numbers over forty ac
tive members, and the denomination
is growing steadily.
At present the Lutherans of Green
ville have no church of their own in
the city. But each week services have
been held in the Woodmen's Hall, over
the Mauldin Pharmacy, at the corner
of Main and Washington streets.
Each week Lutheran ministers
from other cities of the State have
been conducting services in the city
for the congregation. On last Sun
day the Rev. M 0. J. Kreps, D. D.,
of Columbia, delighted the congrega
tion at services held in the regular
The local Lutheran congregation is
affiliated with the South Carolina Lu
theran synod and the United Synod of
the South. These two organizations
will assist the local congregation to
the extent of some $700 in defraying
the expenses of regular pastor.
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Dandruff is a con'tagious disease
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NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT.
Notice is flereby given that the un
ersigned will make a final settlement
in the personal estate of Charles L.
Williams in the Probate Court for
%ewherry County on the 16th day of
Iarch, A. D. 1911, at 10 o'clock a. m.
nd immediately thereafter apply for
tdischarge. All persons holding
laims against said estate will pres
nt same, uly attes:ted, to the under
igned on or before said date.
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