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A MESSAGKE ESON. A DJEAl MAN.
Words From a Greenville Soldier
Killed- More. than Twenty Years
Frotn .the Daily News.]
The mail yesterday brought to
The News office a letter and enclos
ed from J. C. McClure, of Chester,
;. C. The enclosure consists of a
tinieworfi esheet of unruled letter
paper with the verses and intro
duction given below written in ink,
the 'write' being evidently an un
practiced penman although the
writing is' plain enbugh.
the history of the document U
a drange one. The verses are supa
posed tollave' been writteh by a
mnernber of a company from this
city attached to the 6th regiment
whdwhs killed at the battle of
DranenAIlle, Va. They were taken
from -his body by a Federal soldier
and co~iied by him, probably to be
s-ent home. The Federal was kill
ed at -Seven Pines and the copy
takeht from his body and given to
Maj. McLure who sent it to his
home in Chester, S. C., with pen
ciled directions for their publica
tion. He found it a few days ago
while rummaging among his old
It ought to be easy to identi
fy the o'iginal writer of the verses.
The local allusions indicate clear
ly that he was from this city, and
')ther allusions shows that he was
probaqly one of the congregation
of the Episicopal church, and an
If any of his friends are here
now and can identify him, it will
complete a very remarkable chain
of circumstances-a message. con
ing through two dead men on op
posite sides in the great conflict,
and reaching the home of the wri
ter after twenty-three years.
The following are the contents
of the sheet of paper:
"Li-nes foiund on the body of a
South Carolinian killed at the
battle of Drainesville, Virginia,
December, 20,. 1864.
Oh, carry me back to my dear Caroli
If on the battle field I fall take moe
home once more,
For I' would sweetly rest beneath her
bright blue sky.
Oh, boys, arry .me back whren the
bloody staIlfe is o'er,
And a mother dear with a grateful
tear will bless thee ever more
I know you willinot f'orget a brother's
And if there Is but ond cbmradle left he
,will Lake me home to rest,
And tell the loved, oties there, the
mourning household band
To meet me on the blissful shore of a
brighter, happier' land.
Oh, boys, carry back, carr y mue It I
Carry me home no more to roama,
there only would I lie.
I had a dream last night, a dream so
full of biss,
A mother's hand was on my brow, I
felt a sister's k10s,
I gazed on Reedy's stream, the old
moss covered mill,
The loveP's seat beneath the trees, the
college on the hill.
Oh, boys, carry me there ia sight of
our mountain blue,
In nmy native town, there lay me
-down Is 'all I ask of you.
I saw too- in my dream, a maided
yonor and fair.,
A gentle lovuig girl was she with siu
ny golden hir,
Site was sifthag. bi Wy. side and we
Whispered worls of love;
Tho' she .may nIever Vt. my bride,
may we meet above'.
Oh, boy,'carry ue link,' thee buly
Wdtld i sleep,!
And the maiden:tair with gobl]ei hair
o'er the soldier's grave shall weep.
Tihis I a noble State and generous
hearts ar'e here,'
To whisper kind aid c leerlug words to
the stranger voluntter..
Ritt, if gn Virgi Ila a soil i fall rie
Carry We badk; ctrry Me; I ask no
Bit lay me dowin In the sacred
ground In my own. mouttaiin h1ome.
There is a lonely grave in the quiet
Beiieath a tall atid spreading oak where
thave often strayed,
There the deep tones of tfie organ
steal so, g~entI on the ear,
in th'e stillness of the Sabbath fronl
the old church standing near.
Oh. boys, lay me, there, when my
earthly course is rin,.
That a motLter dear may shed a tear
on I he grave of he. only ien.
F. A. WALTER, PROPRIETORi,
Cor. Main and Washington Sts.,
( RRENVILL. S. C.
O FFERS to the piblio, o.e of the
best selected. purest and fresheet
itock of Drugs. Medichies, I'aintsi,0ls,
Dye Stuffs. Toilet articlea., P1atent
medicinws. the best braids of Segars
Ad Tobacco, Notions, etc.. etc, to be
fotid inl the State. Also, full lin1e of
Garden, Flower and field
Quaranteed fresh and genuine, and in,
!act everything usually kept in a fIrst
'lass Drug Store. Is
SODA F0 UNIT
s in full blast, and -well supplied with
,very conceiv.able kid of th3yoriig
4yruips, Cream, etc., and served Il the
est style int the City.
Polite and attentive clerks, with a
Iil and select stock of Goods is our
beading [Iduceentcn ts for patrons.
Wheit you come to Greenville don't
rail to call on me, and I guar-antee hat
ifamctkion. My stock is too large to ma
lertake to enumerate all t he articles.
F. A. WALTER.
May 23 tf
FOR THlE NEXT FORTY DAYS
ROBINSON &.W YAT T
E ASLE~Y, 8. V.,
Will sell at .the LOW EST ligures,
the remainder of their Fall
and Winter stock of goods,
NtoC Hiuad ware, Groceries,
mud Grocers Drugs, in order to make
room~ for their
We keep constantly on hand -a fudl
line of choice Groceries. Tobacco, &c.
Give us a call and we will be sure
to sell to you if low p~rices ate de&sired.
WmE.The many friends of Capt. JOHN
H. BOWE N respectfully announce
him as a candidate for the Legislature
at the next ensueing election, subject
to a nomxinationt by the Demiocatic par
ty at the aPproachaing lnrimarY elention.
For County Commissioner.
3 "At the s6iitat1iit of in friehda
S'espectfiilty annoince 'myself as a
ekadidatelfor County C otNais'ioner of
Pickens County,., mubleet to the action
of the next denCperatle primary elec
tiotf---ma 16 AapEHN'BIfYD.
30. The many fiendi of Mr. J. J. t
RXE KD respictftilly annotnce his name I
as a endidate for CUttnty Comnission
or of Plekens. County, .stbject to the
next democratic primary election. I
may 16 td t
14.. The many friends of John M.
Barr rp.ypectfully anhotnce his rname
as a caildate foi (ounty Conmmisin~.i6 (
or for'Pickens Couty, subject to the t
actIot of the. denocratt -primary elec- I
tlI~nmy-9 td., .: EASUKY.
jo& r The many friends of Eliais Day'
respeOrfIlly aItIounce his name aS a
caldidate for County Comissioner
for Pic.kensc County, sihject'tp the ac I
tlon of the next democratic primary 4
election. -may 9 td* C
E The many friends of A. B.
Talley respectfully 'anounce hin t s aI
candilate for the office of County Com
missioner for Pickeis county, subject
to the action of the next primlary elec
ti.- apr 11 td*
For County Treasurer.
SW- The matny friends of W. B. s
Allgopd respectfilly annoufee him as t
it candidate for the office of County
''reasorer of Pickens comnty. su*bject
to recommendation by the Democratic
party in the next primary election.
apr 11 td*
m.-The many. friends of P. D.
00uroN respet fu(lly 111nniouc his4 t
name as a candidate for Treasurer of t
Pickens county, at' the eiAling eee
lion, subject to the Iction of the D.
)CIatic party. apr 4 td t
#@k. rheiv many firiea of J. W IL
hIAK MAJOR respectfuillv bring for
warld his. namie as it canldidate for. re
-ommiendation to the office of County
l'reasuiier of Pickems county, sbject
'o the democratic prilmary election.
m ar28 -td*
#q1.Them fIlends of J. TYLER lIHIL
*tspeetfully annoince hun as a candi
late for recommendation byV the Dem
)cratic party at the next primary elec- I
.ion. for the appointment as Treasuer v
)f Pickens County. feb22-td* :
Am.The friends of JAS K. KIRK. S
lEY respectfully announce him) as a
landidate for recommendatioln, by ha I
Democratic party at the next prinary
Iection, for ap~potmenit as T1'reasutrer
af Plekens county. feb 22-td*
For School Commissioner.
?'"The many friends of Rey.
1*. W. Singleton respectfully present t
his name to the voters of Pkckens~ Coun
rLy as a candIidate for (he office of School
Commissioner, subject to thecaction. of.
the Demiocrautic party .inI the next; Pr'i
mary election. may 23 td
#4 T~he friends of Capt. R. L. i
Lewis respectfully announce hinu as a1
aandidate for' the offiee of $chool Conm- i
nilssloner of Pickens county at . the a,
next election. subject to the action of l
the Democratic party in the primary a
election, a pr 18-td*
gTaTe many friends of LABAN
MAUL4DIN think him 'lhe man for the I
rfflce, an~d annuounce his name as a
aandidlate for School Commnissioner' of ai
Pickes~ county, subject to the Primary s
leection. Fnonr E Asray.
miah inmerouis frietnds of 0. L.
DURANT respectfully announcee his I
name as a candidate for re-election to 1
the office of School C'ommissioner of c
Pickens county, subject to P.rimary
electioh. ;feb 8-t d i
For Probate Juadge.
36 The many friends of J. HI. <
NEflTON respectfully brig him for-c
wvard .as a candidate for re-election tot
the office of Probate Judgze for Pick
n11s Comnty. a111hjeet to the action Of tlh
For Qounty Auditor,
.RI% The many friends of Major
). GARICE respectftilly Auanoutie hIimb
,s a candidate for ('qcommendatilon bY
he democratic, party at the ensneing
>rimary election to the appolnthient of
Luditor. Maj. Grice hais ever been a
vorking e)emocrat; always to the front:
a time of need; Is in every way compe
ent; and h-is never asked ai offce of
is people, . apr. 1,1 td.
mo . The many friends of J. B.
%LYDE respectfully presnmt his name
o the voters of Piekens county at Pri.
llary-election, for tha .re-appltmput.
f County Auditor. feb'8- td
For Cter, < -
9@. The iniiy friemIs.,of . ,
A W1S respectfully announce him as
, Cantdi(ate for re-electiol to the office
>f Clerk of Court for Pickens county,
Lt the next election, subject to a, non -
iationi by the Democratic party,
apr 4 td*
110i The many friels of MaJ.. M.
ITEWART, feeljn g thatt ie will be the
ight man in the ight place,'re-pect
tilly present his name to the voters of
"ickens county as a sCati(ddatc for.theQ
>flce of Clerk of Court, anhjec to LIti
ction of the Democratic primary elec..
ion, nar 4-td*
For House Representatives.
SW We, the many friends of J. C,
dexander, take pleasure in presetintlug
ius namie to the voters of Pickensi
1onnty as a canJidate for Representa
ive in the State Legislature, suibject to
he action of the primary election.
The name of Mr. Alexander is too
vell k&jown to the peopleb of onr cott
y to need, comment, having ouce serv
(I us in the State Legislature with
Lonor to himself 'and constituency.
maty 9 td FINS
WV J. E. Boggs is respectfully an
ionced as a eandidate for re-election
r th0 1ouse of Representatives, sub
[!,t to the rules of the denocratie,
arty. may 2 td
Oli-The maty frienidsof ANDREW
t. Hamliton respectfully briig fo
rard his met Is a candidate for-the
ficee of Coroner of Pickens, county,
uibject to a nominatioi by the DIem9
ratic party in the Ixt prtuiarv eleCet
mi. apr 4 td
al,. T1he many friends of Joab
lauldin. respectfully announce hilm- as
candlidate for re-election to the Oillee
f She:Iff of Pickens County, at the
ext election, subject to ntomliat iopliy
he demnocratic party. thf2
W Thei~ many frienudiof Henry J'.
eiCWs respectfulIly announcie his naine'
as a candidate tor' the oflice of Shueritif
ft Pickens Coma ty, suibject 4o thene
~rimarys election of th e D~enoerati,
s& 'Tlw mlimyj feltids of W. N~.
WAYNE respectfully announce him na~
candidate foi the offle' of Sheoriff' of
'ickens county, at the niext eletion,
ubject to a nomition by the Deom'
ratice party. apr 4 td*
se The. many frienuds of JAMES,
. AMBLER respectfully pr1esent his
uaue to the voters of Pickens county'
sa canudidite for the office' of SherifW,
nbject to the action of the D~emocratie
arty in the~ next pimarU)y .election,
apr 4 td*
se. The muaniy friends of JSARLE
~. TA YLOR respectfully bring for wardo.
is ntame as a, candoidate for the ofiee
ft Sherift for Pickenis county, sublject
o the action of t he D~emocratic party
tithe nexti primary election. .. apr 4 td*~
alg The manyl friends of H. A.
IOUEY feelIng that he would 111i the
ufflce satisfactordly, a inpomce hhln as a
aididate .tor Shieriff of Pickets coun
y, subject to the primary election;