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VOL. XXVII. BENNETTSVILLE, S. C., FMpAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1903. NO. 14.
THE OLD YETS.
Columbia Receives Them With Open
Hands and Hearts.
TOUCHING TRIBUTE TO THE DEAD
"Tenting on tho Old Gump Oro una"
Awakens Many Mender Mem
ories und Stir? tho
The gullanb veterans of the South
Carolina Division, U. C.V., have once
more marched to their Capitol City.
In behaU of South Carolina Columbia
gladly and proudly welcomed these
defenders of Southern rights. For
their sakes and in memory of their
deeds lier gates were opened wide and
warm was the welcome that caine
from thc hearts of a people. Tlie
Stars and bars were seen from Hie
tops of houses, from windows, ou
vehicles und, best ol' all, they were
waving in tho hands of tlie fair
daughters of Soutli Carolina. Pic
tures of Jackson. Hampton and Lee
were seen, always surrounded by the
battle Hags of the Southern Confed
Secretary of State Gantt had Hie
State House decorated aud Governor
Hey ward had his oflice Moating Hie
stars and bars and the Palmetto Hag.
The Governor's mansion was draped
in these patriotic colors. They clung,
with loving pride around the marble
monument to the Confederate soldier
in front of thc capitol, and, llosvcr
laden and beautiful, they rested
upon thc old war cannon that stand
silent and solitary around this monu
The notes of thc bugle and the drum
were heard again and thc band played
"Dixie" and thc "Lonnie Linc Plag!"
Electric lights in red and white lined
the sides ol' the streets and overarched
it at regular intervals. And peace
was in tlie air, while tile birds sang
and tlie breezes blew softly for those
llcry spirits whose valor gave tlie doom
of battle in thc bloody arbitrament ol
war. Thc lents on the State House
grounds were vivid reminders ol' the
old lighting days. Adj. (Jen. Frost
was busy preparing this camp for tue
old veterans, knowing that'tmcy would
like these resting places. .The large
tent held over 200 soldiers and the
numerous small tents made things
look regimental herc.
The veterans came in Hie lirst day
in large numbers. Every train on
Monday night bi ought squads and
companies and on Tuesday, thc li rsi
and opening day ol' tlie reunion, the
old veterans were in complete posses
sion of thc city. The opening event
was the welcome to sponsors at
Wright's Hotel Lom (! to 7::?0 Tues
day evening. Numbers of the old
veterans were there, "looking after"
their sponsors and maids, and scores
of sonsof veterans were there "looking
after" their fathers. Music was
furnished by tlie Columbia Orchestra,
and the event was a very brilliant
A WA KM Wi:i.C(IMK.
The State says there were soul-in
spiring scenes at Hie Columbia theatre
Tuesday night of last week. Tlie vast
auditorium was packed as it has not
been since last the Confederate survi
vors met here, and at times those, the
youth of whoso heart belies thc frost
of time on their brows, were drawn
back to scenes when love of country
was dearer than life itself.
Tlie organized body ol' Confederate
veterans of South Carolina was called
to order at S.30 o'clock-. That hour
found thc opera house lilied, with hun
dreds outside struggling to gain ad
mission. Thc jam around the doors
prevented some of thc sponsors from
getting into thc hall and tibs prevent
ed the exercises beginning promptly.
On the stage were the invited speak
ers, a number of sponsors and maids ol
honor and the choir, which so sweet
ly sang the songs of Auld-Lang Sync.
Thc entire lower Moor of the opera
house was reserved for the veterans,
and there were perhaps 1,500 of them
present, for in tlie galleries above,
among the fair ladies of Carolina,
were men whose bea ils never faltered
in the days of 'ol to '05.
MEDLEY OK WAK Tl.'N'ES.
While the great audience was gath
ering the orchestra st ruck up a med
ley of war tunes. The strains ol'
"Yankee Doodle" Hist evoked a storm
of cheers and then the music glided
into tunes of thc camp lire, quicken
ing the recollection ol' hundreds of
brave hearts. Suddenly the sound of
trumpets was heard and then
When the survivors had concluded
cheering the march which had sivept
them into the lace ol' dcatli time and
time again, the lights were turned out
and a hush fell over t he. assembly:
Bugler Lightfoot stepped to the froid
of Hie stage and sounded the quick
notes of Hie assembly, a call which
has wakened the sleeping soldiers from
dreams of home and loved ones to
dash into Hie mouths ol' hell-breath
ing cannon, sounding tho assembly lo
the great dress parade of eternity.
When thc notes of thc bugle had died
away the curtain rose swiftly and a
choir of 00 voices on Hie stage began
singing the Long Metro Doxology.
This, too struck a responsive chord in
the audience, and hundreds ol' voices,
terror laden when giving Hie "Lehel
yell," were.softened In singing "Praise
God from Whom All Blessings Flow."
CAPT. STAUUNG AT TUE GAVEL.
Capt. W. D. Starling, a man who
oved and fought for the Confederacy
and the man who for his faith in Co
lumbia and his willingness to labor for
her has been made commander of
Camp Hanijiton and gem ral chairman
of -thc reunion work, advanced and
called thc mooting to order.
Rev. W. D. (Jordon of Camden, a
distinguished preacher of the Kpksco
pal church, offered a prayer straight
from his heart, for he was a gallant
lighter among thc Matchlos soldiers pf
North Carolina, ills reference to the
dead on Heids of battle was particular
The choir warmed the hearts of thc
old soldiers by singing the "Lonnie
Blue Flag," each stanza of which pro
voked prolonged applause.
HUSKINESS MEN'S WELCOME.
Mr. W. A. Clark, president of the
Chamber of Commerce and a Confed
erate veteran, welcomed the veterans
to the city in behalf of the business
men of the city. Mr. Clark said:
Mr. Chairman and Veterans: It af
fords mercal pleasure, fellow veterans,
speaking for tbs chamber ol' commerce
and for the good people o'f this city, to
extend to you a most cordial welcome
and to wish you a happy and pleasant
reunion. Our doors are thrown wide
open and by their authority and repre
sentative I invite you to enter and be
lu exteuding you this invitation al
low me, friends and fellow veterans,
to say that any community should
esteem it a privilege to bc your bust
and we, 1 assure you, so esteem it.
As the surviving heroes of thc Lust
Cause you are rightfully entitled to
our esteem, admiration and gratitude,
for veterans indeed you are, veterans
lu agc, veterans in experience, vet
erans in war and veterans in peace.
Few of you there be who have not
already passed thc sixtieth mile post
in the journey ol' life and can now look
back with experiences pregnant with
great issues, lt has fallen to the lot
of few to have borne such vicissitudes
Von are the remnant of a war al
most without a parrabel in history,
and yet the peace that followed i in
posted trials even more severe than
the cruelties of war itself. These
trials you have horne with more than
Spartan fortitude. This time lias
been set apart to celebrate the trio in ph
of your efforts and I speak no idle
words when 1 say, we esteem thc
honor of the occasion.
I?EUOES OK A Ult KAT CAUSE.
You are the heroes of a great cause.
You with your comrades, many ol
whom gave up their lives on the l?elo
of battle and many of whom have sinci
met the last enemy and have come oil
more than conquerors, made battle foi
the cause ol' right and principle.
Tile great war in which you wen
thc actors, unlike many others whicl
are called great, was altogether de
tensive, fought in defense of right
more dear than life itself. Histor,
records but few waged up in the saun
plane of exalted principles. In tb
conquests of Alexander the underly
I hg principles we e the subj ligation ?
the world. In the campaigns of th
Caesars the underlying principle
were new and additional territory fe
the Hornau empire and the enslave
ment ol' entire communities of civil
i/.ed peoples. In the wai:? of the Hrs
Napoleon the underlying principle
were nothing more, elevated than
selfish purpose to Subordinate aii t
file indomitable will of a remorsele.1
Not so with the war waged by you
lt, like its great forerunner, tl:
American revolution, had higher ain
and nobler aspirations.
Constitutional rights and person
liberties were thc great questions :
i: sue and over-which the great batt
Thc line was drawn and the batt
waged between the two distinctive pe
pies who had settled in this counti
and hy whose intelligence, indust:
and courage it so*jn took its pla
among the.formost nations of the ch
li/.ed world. Peoples, each disti
guislicd foi" their intellectual vigc
their high standard of moral and t
ligious aims, and their unbend it
loyalty to the cause of truth and jt
tice. The, puritans-of New Kugla
on the one hand and thc cavaliers ai
Scotch of Virginia and thc Carolin
on thc other: each lighting for cons
i LUtional liberties, as they each I
themselves read and interpreted t
I lt was indeed a battle ol' principh
waged by giants, lt was despen
and it was destructive. It also, fr<
thc very nature of the case, in vol v
the horrors of fartrieidal war. Fr;
ricidal not only in the broad set
that we, while one people, we're div
cd and lighting the one against t
tither, lint true in tile narrow sen:
Ves, it not iinfrequcntly happen
that those so near and dear as broth'
enlisted upon di li?rent sides, each i
i ng lo dist auction and high rank
the army of Iiis choice, lt was i ode
thc case of a divided house.
lt has but recently been my pri
lege t o sec a book of the genealogy
one of the distinguished families
this country, who grew to greatness
the great State or Kentucky.
KO H THU KIOIIT.
Thc record shows that the fan
furnished to holli thc federal army ?
Confederate army soldiers nf disti
lion and of unquestioned coma
The name appears among thc rmi
generals in each army. from
house hold alone ol' the name tl:
sons were soldiers in the federal at
and two sons-in-law were soldiers
the Confederate anny. Nor can cit
be charged with being traitor to
country. Fach fought f ir the ca
as appeared unto him right: ?inda.1
saw it, il was tn bim right.
For these as well as other rca*
it was a desperate war. It was a <
ll let between a great people and u
It has been aptly called an
impressible confleb." And so it \
lu thc evolution of this great cuni
and in Its rapid rise to g rea tues:
could not, be otherwise than that g
issues would emerge. Issues I
must be settled and settled quick
t hat progress should not be retar
Such issues did in truth arise
could not be Stopped short ol' the g
issue which cul m i na ted in that w;
which you look so prominent a i
Von, my friends, h ive a lively rent
bra nee of it and ol' the result,
have we cause to regret, because
sooth the result was against us.
The cause was inevitable and
performed well your part of thc JJ
Von lia ve been privileged to be
participants in the great struggle
right and truth and you sholl h
none other than proud ol' if. I'
of its traditions, proud of its nv
tics, proud of ils men, proud ol
Proud of the great leaders if d
opened and proud of the men win
lowed them unto death. L'roud o
Lee. proud of our .hickson, pron
our Hampton. Vea, and more, j:
of all those who wore thc g ray am
[CONTINUED ON l'?OK K??It/
Of Welcome Extended to the Old
Confederate Veterans by
GOVERNOR D. CLINCH HEYWARD
A HnmlBome Tribute to the Women.
The Great Deeds ol' Arms
Wrought by Cnroliuu'B
The Columbia State says eyes have
?ever seca nor has canvas ever por
trayed a scene more inspiring in its
environments than that which greet
ed Gov. D. C. Hey ward as he arose to
address the Confederate soldiers Wed
nesday afternoon. He stood at tlie
foot of tlie steps of thc Slate house
and gave Soutli Carolina's godspeed
to thc vcteraus massed in front of
him-on each side of thc remnants ol'
South Carolina's splendid battalions
was a linc of younger soldiers, on
guard to prevent tlie profanation of
tlie space reserved for the men who
fought their way to immortality.
Beyond the martial scene and its com
juring influences the Confederate sol
dier on the monument stood at parade
rest. Liack ot tlie speaker the faces
and forms of children gave brightness
to tim picture and tlie old "ltebs"'
lived their lives anew in gazing on thc
teens of young faces Hushed with thc
happiness of having literally bestrewed
willi Howers-the pathway of the army
whose unprotected feet have felt the
sharp Hitit on Virginia highways.
Cheer alter cheer rent the air as the
veterans gathered before thc stand,
cheers for the governor of their coiri
motiwcalth, cheers for thc children
who will be the queens of Carolina
principalities in the years to come.
Just as the governor was about to
begin speaking a shower drove many
of the younger folks nuder cover ol
umbrellas, but thc veterans stood
their ground. "1 am reminded by
this shower and hy thc presence ol'
thc Georgians ol' an incident which
happened on thc Carolina coast," said
Gov. lleyward to the eager listeners.
"A"Georgia corporal who knew noth
ing ol' tides statiohecLa private and
forbade him to ktfvethc post. When
the corporal of the next relief came
along he lound the poor fellow stand
ing in water up to his neck, willi his
gun"* held high in air. :what tue
thiihd.erationare you doing out there?'
asked the corporal. 'I was told not
to leave my post,' was'the response,
'lint say, haven't we had tlie dickens
of a freshet up the riyer?' " Gov:
^lleyward declared that there had
been a freshet of veterans this week,
pouring into Columbia and refreshing
and reviving by their presence the
memories of the days gone by.
The little story and its application
pleased the soldiers, who bared their
heads to cheer-despite the rain.
Many times during his admirable
speech, delivered with much earnest
ness and feeling, thc governor was
forced to suspend on account of cheer
ing. At the conclusion of his add ss
he was thc vortex of a surging crowd,
each of whom wanted to grasp him by
the hand. Some out of consideration
for Gov Hey ward's welfare lifted hihi
upon their musket knighted shoulders
and carried him into a place ol' refuge.
In addressing the veterans tin-gover
GOVKKNOlt IIKYWAKD'S WKLCOMK.
("len. Carwiie, Confederate Veterans,
Sons of Veterans, Sponsors, Ladies
To t he people of Columbia t his is a
week of sad and sacred memories, and
also of great joy. Its opening days
have been spent in honoring the dead
-in placing wreaths on soldiers'
graves; its remaining days will be
given to the living-in greeting and
in weaving garlands for the vcteransof
the armies of the south.
The week has been like an April
day, so quickly has the sunshine fol
lowed thc shadow- -so quickly has joy
iollowed sadness. While the bells
tolled, with bowed heads wc thanked
the Lord God of Hosts for those who
in their lives and in their deaths ad
vanced tlie south iii glory and in
honor; and now lt is our pleasure and
our privilege to welcome with happy
hearts and with outstretched hands,
to tliis thc capital ol" South Carolina,
those men who in years gone by also
wore the Confederate gray.
Although it has been ?18 years since
tile southern Hag was folded at Appo
mattox, and 12 years since thc guns
of Sumter and of Moultrie thundered
forth over Charleston harbor, yet thc
I people of tlie south cannot folget.
I They still cherish thc Stars and Mars
-that glorious battle Hag, around
which once rang the "rebel yell," and
beneath whose folds thc sons ol' south
yielded up their lives in defense of
their constitutional rights-they still
love tlie southern Confederacy-the
young republic which arose so spotless
and which fell so pure.
Once again this week, in tlie city
of Columbia-a city which Phoenix
like has arisen from its ashes, tlie
bands are playing Dixie, and once
again those soul-stiiring strains are
sinking deep into tho hearts of white
haired "men who fought and bled for
Dixie. Once again cherished relics
of the past have been brought forth,
and beneath a southern sky there
lloats, as proudly as ol' yore, those be
loved, blood-stained and bullet-torn
banners of the old Confederacy. Once
again are marching the men who
wore t he gray, and again has the sun
shine played upon their ragged gray
caps, upon which as Henry Grady
said, "The Lord God Almighty laid
the Sword of His Imperishable
TIIK LAST M KUTI NCI.
Veal have mot, some of you, per
haps, for thc last time on earth to
shake each others' hands. You have
come from every part of South Caro
lina-you have COJX? from Georgia,
to j, to mingle again as comrades, and
t o do honor to the memory of your sol
dier dead-that vast army of patriots
who, liavlng crossed over tho river,
arc awaiting you on thc further
shore. You have met again in this,
thc twentieth century, to record the
fact that thc Confederate soldier has
no apologies to make-that he is not
ashamed of the part he played in the
days of 'Ol and '05, and you are here,
also, my friends, to attest the fact
that when tho God of Battles decided
agalustyou, in good faith you accepted
Thc great privilege, the distingu
ished honor, has-been conferred upon
me of welcoming you to this city, in
behalf of the people of this State,
i Let me say to you that, although, I
welcome you gladly, heartily and lov
ingly, that you need no welcome to
this, your own capital. You need no
welcome here because Columbia is
yours-it belongs to you-and .1 may
add that there is no spot of ground in
South Carolina or in the south to
which you arc not. welcome. There is
no patriot heart in our grand and
glorious commonwealth-the com
monwealth which produced such men
as yourselves-that does not heat with
pride at the remembrance of your
deeds, and which docs not gladly wel
come you to home aud ii reside. In
the years gone by you shed imperish
able honor and lustre upon your be
loved State, and gratitude and love
from its people ls yours forevermore.
As you gather each year at your re
unions your ranks arc growing thin
ner-your beads, are growing whiter,
and your footsteps more in li rm. One
by one the private is again following
his commander-not now to thc held
of hattie, but to the great reward.
Since last you met iii this city in
your annual reunion, another great
chieftain has found that reward. In
your quiet churchyard, under the dome
of thc capitol winch he saved: beneath
Confederate flags and (lowers fair,
sleeps Wade Hampton. That spirit
of bis which was your inspiration in
thc hour of battle, and your hope in
j tile days of reconstruction, thrills, J
know, your hearts today, as wc pause
to do him reverence. Peace to his
asiics, Carolina's great captain!
A WA IUI WELCOME.
I welcome every South Carolina
veteran herc today. I welcome every
sou of a veteran. 1 welcome every
fair sponsor-and thc women of the
Confederacy, you are welcome, wel
come -thrice Volc?me !
I welcome you too -you Georgians
-.right gladly do 1 welcome you to
South Carolina! Shoulder with bur
brave boys you stood, when those (dd
guns of yours Hashed hw! h In,defense
of southern rights. When the bat
tle was fiercest you stood by the sides
or Carolinians as you stand by their
sides today. You loo were soldiers bf
the Southern Confederacy-what
more can hr- said: . ,
"That you fought, well and bravely.
too, and held your country dear;
Wc know, else you had nfcver'.. beeji a
" What au impressive scene is this!
We stand here honoring and welcom
ing the living, while yon suem. monu
ment commemorates the dead!
lt is the history of thc world that
when a war is over lt is thc victors
who build triumphant arches, honor
tlvdr great generals and their con
quering troops-that the vanquished
erect no monuments to commemorate
their defeat. The south ls an excep
tion to this rule. Today there is
scarcely a cemetery, from thc blue
mountains of Virginia to the brown
and far-stretching plains- of Texas, in
which sleep thc Confederate dead,
where there is not to be found some
monument, though it lie only a simple
shaft, erected by poor but loving
hands, upon which arc engraved words
which declare that the people of the
south honor the men who fell in de
feat, valiantly bat tling for a principle,
just as much as any nation ever hon
ored hersons who fell in victory.
And those monuments have been
erected by the women of the south',
lt is needless for South Carolinians
ever tb ask what has woman done for
the State-what has she done for her
country-what has she done to nur
ture patriotism? We know too well
-we know that more than anything
else it bas been our women, who
"Since the days ol' old,
Have kept the lamp of chivalry
Alight in hearts of gold."
UK HAT DEEDS OK AltMS,
H. was by their Inspiration, and for
their sakes that great, deeds of arms
have been wrought by Carolina's sons,
not only upon the soils of South Caro
lina, bul. in other States, in foreign
lands and upon distant seas. And
when these sons returned, whether in
victory or in defeat, when they laid
their armor by, t hey could always rest
assured that their bravery, their sao
ri tices, their privations would be com
memorated by the women of South
Carolina- -t hat the women would see
to it that posterity should know of all
they had done through enduring brass
and Imperishable marble. The hero
ism of the Confederate soldier has
found no truer historian than the wo
men of the Confederacy, who sn If creel
so much while he fought so well,
Those old ragged gray caps of yours
can lind no more loving custodians
than the fair daughters of you, men,
who wore those caps.
And now let me add, may your lives
be spared to us for long years toc?me.
We need you, and We want you. Your
lives have not been spared in vain.
They have been, and ever will be, an
inspiration to those among whom you
live, pointing the young manhood bl
tile south upward to higher and td
holier things. You, men, who defend
ed the rights of south, did till that ex
alted and patriotic manhood could do,
and as long as the south honors chiv
alry and holds patriotism dear, sc
long will loving tribute be paid to you.
I repeat again, you need no wel
come. Prom one end of Columbia tc
"Welcomes and greetings have been
Make glad our threshold with yobl
Old friends, once more!
'Salve!' is writ, beneath, o'crhead,
An open door.''
Capt. Pershing's American forces
in the Philip-pines have engaged lr
several lights with Moros during tin
past, month. The Americans lost
only two killed and four wounded, bul
hundreds ol' Moros were slaughtered,
x> three tine specimens of the swine
family the little guide said:
jj "The name of that one is Sixteen 1
fflo One, the mother of this litter, and
[Aie other, the father, is named Mark |
i lanna.' "
: THE CONFEDEHATE ROLLS.
7ol. Thomas Furnishes Information ]
un un Important l'oint.
Col. John 1?. Thomas, in a com
lunlcation to Thc Columbia State,
ives further information concerning |
.ne Confederate rolls, the publication
if which will be discussed at the U.
li. V. reunion convenion lu Columbia!
lis week. Col. Thomas says:
l] j&l' Going to headquarters for my facts
o " ?irst addressed myself to Gen. Mar
ci ,us J. Wright; an old Confederatecon
bl?wr? ectec with the War Department:
ii' ' Florence, S. C., April 23, 1003.
? Dear General: You will remember
?i lie writer as former historian of|
O.. . -.?.outli Carolina Confederate rolls.
th I -vlea.se inform me as to exact mothod
c-'*'3 >f proposed publication of Confederate
p$ ools. Will the government publish
t ?' .be names with the descriptive part,
a j ?r tlie names only? Send all circulars
v i ?I the War Department bearing on the |
a I ubject. Yours,
John P. Thomas.
w-v teeord and Pension Olllee, War De-1
t! . partment.
hi Q, .Washington, April 25, 1003.
g, lr. .Ino. 1?. Thomas, Florence, S. C.:
' : A law enacted at the last session of
ingress requires the department to!
impile a complete rosier of the ofti
; _ rs and enlisted men of the Union
j i id Confederate armies. The form in
? ' u 'neb the compilation will he puh
Lj>; bed has not yet been decided upon
Ml,< d will not be decided upon until
aJ j ter thc compilation shall have been
11 j m ploted. "No circular with regard
the work bas beep published.
/ authority or the Secretary of War.
F. C. Ainsworth,
s Chief, Record and Pension otlicc.
(?x 1 -
11 i Addressing myself next directly to |
s m. F. C. Ainsworth, War Depart
ir! r |;Mlti I received the annexed reply:
2cord and Pension olllce, War De-1
w Washington, April 27, 1M)3.
?1; .Ino. P. Thomas, Florence, S. C.
Dear Sir: in responce to your let
fl r, received today, relative co the rc
olly authorized roster of the olllcers
c ul enlisted men of the Union aud
P mfederate armies. I beg leave to say
r' Kit no decision as to the form and
w. ope of the publication has yet been1
ii11 ade and that none can be made un
1 after the compilation of the Con
?5 derate part of the roster shall have '
. 1 ien completed so as to make it possi
ai !e to determine definitely the cxlent
9} id character of the historical infor
ation that is available for use lu the
jjji j The department is now engaged in
Ll limpiling data for the Confederate
1 tart of the roster, and in doing so it
I making use of all orignal contcm
,,i prancous records that are in the pos
jfissioh of tue department or that may
lb obtained from the various States or |
Oilier sources. Every item of lnfor
[ ation that is found In any of these I
cords with regard to the service of
J; IV ofilecr or enlisted man is separate:
r~l. n carded, so that when the work shall
nci _ _i n._
ive been completed and the cards
""j ,'. tall have been arranged, all the cards
dating to tliat olllccr or man will fall
?gether and will show his entire mill
.ry history so far as that history is
.certa)hable from thc records,
i J. You will readily -ce that thc rela
u; ve completeness or incompleteness of
Pf* ic histories thus compiled in thc case
SCj.; ? Confederate olllcers and men will
Wl '.pend in great measure upon the ex
\'*b nt to which the incomplete records
s'1 j f tho custody of this department
tall bc supplemented by original re
irds that may now be In the posses
on of the various States, of histor!
njr: il or memorial associations or of
ollj ;i vate persons. Very respectfully,
0\A F. C. Ainsworth,
alt rigadier General, U. S. A., Chief,
t|i|] Record and Pension Olllce.
jn ! 'I he original publication by thc Sce
cur tary of War seemed to imply that
wo ,ly thc names would he published,
(?v id not each soldier's record. Hut thc
see ?rrespondehec herewith given points
]lc; the full publication of our Confcde
te rolls, names and records of each
juicer and private.
|lf ibis be the case then the general
lie i vern ment proposed to do its duty,
an >t only magnanimously, but fully, by
whw.vj.0.c Confederate soldier and South
gb uolina will be relieved of her publi
ait j\ tion-- ber late foe coming gradually
wa , j lier relief and laking oil her hands
fo< c solemn obligation that rested
hi! . "creon.
! iu< : v'VPo this complexion it has come at
i i ' -.t, and let us thank the Lord of
j hi: ,'.j Josts that He puts it In thc minds
j Tiffi Phd hearts of the men in blue to honor
ne' -'e men in gray, lt is the great rc
It will remain, however, for thc vet
! . ans in convention assembled to urge
tic' 'egeneral assembly of South Caro
! coi : ,ia to make such an appropriat ion as
I l??| - ,11 enable Col. Tribble to amend, re
i yoi .se and, if necessary, to purge UH
!1)1 *lls so as to present them clean, clear
II h?j ; Jd complete-as far as possible to thc
j beij .-tinting and preserving bands or the
she) hold and pension olllce of thc War
pi'1 ^partaient, and especially bon
waj ; "j?cl be the names of Koot and
thCAH jnsworth and all others connected
bia iii this noble and timely benefae
.: -J ti -that, above all else, puls on the
o*" -jie of history the names of the
Y j? .vates who composed the matchless
,,8> ;^nles of thc young Confederacy, that
.m/??>se so fair ami tell so pure of
M , me."
?T And let every Confederate aid Col.
oVvf bWe ln l,iS KrCat ?nlCC S0 *'lS L? h!lVt'
mi?. . records as ialr and as thorough a;
,ul' - can.
j or one I pledge myself to do all T
. c j to second Col. Tribble and loyally
J?5 [ olnntccr for the linal war or thc
ox- s as a private, seeking no reward
eal opt what comes from the sense of
ant . ?.. . j no. p. Thomas;
(wi iban of the
it ?olis, a court
Sul if the odor
da\ iyc to one
NO. 28. 2
Named In Honor of Distinguished
Officers in the Service.
SOUTH CAROLINA REPRESENTED
Those Who Served in Thc Revolu
tion, thc AVur of 1M12, the
Seminole anti Civil
The war department Friday assign
ed names to a large number pf - sea
coast batteries. Tlie names ate IriN
honor of otticers who have performed ^
distinguished service in the Continen-^^N,
tal-Army of thc Revolution, thc War
of 1812, thc Seminole War and tho
Tlie following are the batteries,
with the names assigned:
Fort Caswell, N. C.-Battery Madi
son, in honor of Surgeon W. S. Madi
son, Third United States infantry,
who was killed May l l, 1821, in action
with Indians near Fort Howard, "Wis.
nattery Mcdonough, iii honor of
First Lieut. Patrick MoDonough,
corps ol'artillery. CS. A., who was
killed Aug., JO, 1854, at the battle of
Fort Erie, Canada.
Lattery McKavctt, in honor of
Henry McKavctt, foi gil th United
States infantry, who was killed Sept.
21, 1840, at thc battle of Monterey,
Fort Moultrie, S. C.-Lattery Lo
gan, in honor of Capt. Wm. Logan,
Seventh United States infantry, who
was killed Aug, iii, 1877, in action
with Ne/.peree indians at liig Hole
La si li, Mont.
Lattery Lingham, in honor of Sec
ond Lieut, lloraitio S. Lingham, Sec
ond United States cavalry, who was
killed Dec. 0, 18<;<) lp action with Sioux
indians tiear ]<\>rtPhil Kearney, Da
Battery Me Corkle, in honor of First
Lieut. Henry L. McCorkle, Twenty
llftli United States infantry, who was
killed July 1, 1898, at the battle of El
Lattery Lord, in honer of Assistant
Surgeon Geo. E. Lord, U. S. A., who
was killed .lune 25, J87i>, in action
with Sioux Indians at Little Big Horn
Fort Fremont, S. C.-Battery Jesup
in honor of Brig. Gen. and Brevet
Maj. Gen. Thos. S. Jesup, United
States army, who served with distinc
tion in the War of 1812 and tlie Florida
War, and died June 10, 1800, at Wash
ington, D. C.
Lattery Fornance, in honor of Capt.
James Fornance, thirteenth United
States infantry, who died July 3, 1898
of wounds received at the battle of
San Juan, Cuba, July, 1, 1898.
Fort Screven, Ga.-Battery Gar- t
land, in honor of Col. John ?Sar??nd^?:.
Eighth United States infantry,-brevet' :T
general U. S. A., served with distinc
ti6n in the Florida War, the Mexican
War and who died June 5, 1801, at
New- York city, N. Y.
\ Battery Fenwick, in honor of Col.
Jno. R. Fenwick, Fourteenth .Unite?
States artillery, who served.-'with dis
tinction in the War of ?<s?2 and died
March 19,1842, at Marseilles, France.
Battery Backus, in honor Lieut.
Col. Electus Backus, Light Dragoons,
who died June 7, 18KI, of wounds re
ceived in action at Sackets's Harbor,
N. Y.. May 29, 1813.
Lattery Gantt, in honor of First
Lieut. Levi Gantt, Seventh United
States infantry, who was killed Sept.
13, 1847, at thc hattie of Chapultepec,
Fort Taylor, Fla.-Buttery Adair,
in honor of First Lieut. Lewis D.
Adair, Twenty-second United States
infantry, who died Oct. 25, 1872, of
wounds received in action with Sioux
Indians at Heart Liver Crossing, Dak.,
Oct. 14, 1872.
Battery Covington, in honor of Brig.
Gen. Leonard Covington, U. S. Army,
who died Nov. 14, 1813, of wounds re
ceived at the battle of Chrystler's
Fields, Canada, Nov. IL 1813.
Lattery Gardiner, in honor of Capt.
George W Gardiner, Second United
States artillery, who was killed Dec.
?8, 183?, io action with Seminole lil
lians at Withlacoochc river, Fla.
Lattery Dilworth, in honor of Scc
md Lieut. Bankin Dilworth, First
Jnited States infantry, who died Sept.
?7, 1840, of wounds received at the
Kittie of Monterey, Mex., Sept. 21,
Fort ?ado; Fla.- -Battery McIntosh
n honor of Lieut. Col. Janies S. Mc
ntosh, Fifth United States infantry,
?revet colonel, United States army,
vho served with distinction in tlie
Var of 1812, and who died Sept. 20,
817, of wounds received at the battle
lolinodel Bey, Mex., Sept. 8, 1847.
Lattery Lurchested, in honor of
'irst Lieut. Henry A. Burches tod,
econd United States infantry, who
as killed Nov. 30, 1SI3, in action
?th Indians on thc Alabama river,
la ba ni a.
For Dc Soto, Fla.-Lattery Laidley,
i honor of Col. Theodore T. S. Laid
y, ordnance department, Uulted
Lates army, who rendered conspicu
ls services in thc War with Mixico
id thc Civil War and wild died April
1880, rttrPalatka Fla.
Lattery Bigelow, in honor of First
l'eut. Aaron Bigelow, Twenty-first
lilted Slates infantry who v>c.s killed
dy 25, ISM, at the hattie of Dendy'.s
nie, Canada. X
Fort Dickens, i'la.-Battery Van
ire ri ngen; iii honor of Capt. Joseph
in Swcaringcn, Sixth United States
fan try, who was killed Dec. 25, 1837,
engagement with Seminole Indians
A i inst m d ly Deed.
A special from Trenton to the State
ys Thursday afternoon about two
les north of Monetta there came
(tr being a serious accident. When
e train was at full speed a white boy
Hiding near the railroad threw a
;k at tho train. The rock struck
3 window near Mr. J. W. Youngincr
Trenton, and a piece of the Hying
ss struck him near tho-left eye.
c wound bled freely, hut is only a
rht cut. Had it struck him half
inch further down it might have
?J out his eye. Such a dangerous
should not be overlooked, but
mid be dealt witli so that all rcek
; boys could ?carn a lesson about