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* THE DEFENSE OF FORT GIEM0 *
* Robert J. Stoddard, George M. *
* 1[anna. *
(By 0. G. Thomipson) .
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_Had there been furthen evidence
wanting that the soldiers of the -South
werO thU equals of those of any age
or country, their conduct in the clos
ing soones of.the long drawn-out strug
gle Would 'have furn'ished -it in lavish
volume, A time iwhen for mhany months
every .private in the ranks had ielt
that the struggle was but 1 a forlorn
hope. 'it the disorder. on the break
in of otir lines at Petersburg on the
2nd of April, 1865, members of a nuin
ber of different commands joined the
little garrion it Fort Gregg on our
line. There wero Virginians, Louisi
anians, Misissippians, North Caro
linians and South Carolinians. Two of
Laurens cotinty-Robert J. Stoddnri,
Co. E, 14th -S. C. and George M. 4
'o. F, 14th S. C.
Except the little garrison, the
*were men on the ottposts, -pickets and
sharpshooters, unable to reach their
regiments, joined comrades 'of other
command to make this desperate effort
to check the exhultant foe. A writer
of the -period describes .it this. way:
"Having run over Fort Alexander, the
enemy moved on Fort Gregg with
cheers. Confidently, in beautiful lines
and In .all the majesty of overwhelm
Ing num'bers, did the Federal troops
advance -upon the works. They had
got within .fifty yards of it, and not
the flashi'of a single rifle had yet de
fled them. The opainful thought passed
through the ranks of their comrades,
w'ho watched in the distance, that the
garrison-was about to aurrender. But
instead of a white flag there was a
white puff of smoke, and artillery and
Infantry sunimtancously opened on the
confident assailants, who staggering
and reeling under the death-dealing
volley, at last gave way, and retreated
in masses under cover. A loud and
wild cheer rang out from the Confed
erate lines, and was answered in ex
cellent tones by the heroic -little gar
rison in Port Gregg. But reinforce
ments were hastening from the lines
of the enemy. There mwas none to send
to the help of the garrison; every Con
federate soldier was needed at his
post, -and no reserves -were At hand
As the enemy again came \ip in bat
tle. array, the troops moved forward
in serried ranks, and soon the fort was
canopied in rsmoke. It seemed 'by mu
tual consent that the conflict ceased
This is Your C
* .* .~ RED iIOTI NOTION
2e'Page Lilac T1aleumi. .. .
25e 4Mavis Talcum:... .
10e 'Card Sa fety; Pins ....
-5e Witsch Hazel Seal)..
Armour's But~termilk Boap
10e~ Ar'mou r'a 'Har'dwater
Blue Seal Vaseline. .. .. .
1l5c 'S-hoe Polishes. . .. ...
1 'box Blue Ribbon Matehe
7 large liars Laundry .Soaj
15e Hose 'Supportera .
'35o Paris, Garter's.. . ... .
15e 'Ai-m Bands .. .
25c High Brown Powders.
25e pound can 'ITaleum..
1 5s Rick 'Rae Braid ....
20e (iarter Webb .... ...
25e .Silk Middy Laces ..
* 25c Lady Chie. Ed gings ...
$1.00' Golden Cuff Iluttons
* 20et'itoj~ Needles, paper.
)'he Grade Lead. Pencils
*25e Genuine Hair Nets .
10e Hair Nets ... ...
G ood ~ne. .b u.. ..
mpi''cced Good 'Alarm (bloc
good Guara,'nteed Weteh.
8.A~ilUintle I Jocks . s.
dns&i leVollats .
*25o Slfdell't41li .
on other. parts of the line, wh4le both
sides stood silent and anxious spec
tators of the struggle -at the fort. As
the simoke lifts it is seen that the fed
erals-have reached the ditch. Those
in the distance could descry lines of
'blue uniforms swarming up the sides
of the works,- and as the foremost
reached the top, they reeled and fell
upon their comrades below. Once,
tw'ice and thrice they reached the top,
only to ibe repulsed; and yet they
persevered while the guns in the em
brasures continued to fire in rapid suc
cession. :Presently the sound of afi
tillery ceased and the federals mount
ed the iwork and poured a rapid fire
on the defenders within. Many..of the
garrison, unwilling to surrender, used
their bayonets and clubbed their guns
in an unequal struggle.
l it. such resistance could be of
short duration and oson lour huzzars
of the enemy told that the fort had
taken, and with it the Confed
- tH two.
..: . I . - marked by a
iht..i svif .1nm1O.A~on. 0' *the two
iu l '. :.. I ! .. . ..;ho defended
the fort there were not more than
thirty survivors; and to the illumined
story of the Army of Northern Vir
ginia, 'Fort Gregg gave a itting con
clusion, an ornament of glory that
well clasped the record of its deeds.
As soon. as the fort was captured,
cannonading and sharpshooting were
renowed on other parts of the line. In
a moment heavy bodies of cavalry,
emerging fron the enemy's former
lines, - poured rapidly over the cap
tured works, and galloped in squad
rons -toward the Appomattox, which
was some four or five mi-les distant.
Their track coud be tiaced by the
heavy columns of 'black smoke that
rose from the various farmhouses on
their route which had been set on lire.
The infantry, which had captured the
fort, formed line fronting the Con
federate right flank, and appeared as if
they intended marching 'by th.e rear
into Petersburg. New dispositions
were now made along the Confeerate
line, ;ho .protracted resistance ogered
by Fort Gregg enabled Gen. Lee to es
tablish what force remained to him in
the manner 'best availing for the de
fense of Petersburg. Longstreet, ac
companied by a small bi4gade of Field's
division, had arrived from the north
side of the James in time to check the
advance of the eneny long enough to'
enable fresh troops to hurry up in his
rear, and to form a fresh line in front
Meanwhile Heath's division of A. P.
1-Ii'll's Corps regained some ground
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pportunity to Purch
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sind re-established their lines. But in
the execution of the movement was
lost the valua'ble life of Gen. .Hill, who
had seen his first arvico at the fambus
fild of Mannassas as colonel of the
13th Virginfa regiment .in Gen. John
ston's army had -passed rapidly
through all the gradations of rank to
lieutenant general, and had become a
constant and distinguished ipart in the
four years defense of the Confederate
capitol. Desiring to obtain 'a near
view of a portion of the enemy's line,
he had ridden forward, accompanied
by a single-orderly, when he unexpect
edly caie upon a 'party of six Federal
soldiers concealed in a ravine. Gen.
1111 wore only the stars of a colonel
on a rough citizen's coat. -e advanced
upon the party and commanded them
to surrender; they consented; but he
neglected to disarm -them, and reas
Hured that there was no body of troops
in the vioinity, they fired a treacherous
volley and shot him through the
The line which Gen. Lee had now
closed around Petersburg was not in
tended for a renewal of battle, which
was now hopeless, but merely to gain
time for the execution of another pur
pose. A little while after the fall of
Fort Gregg, ominous coltmns of smoke
arore fram numberless depots and
warehouses of iPdtersbuyrg. It wao
eleven o'clock in the morning when
Gen. ihee wrote a hasty telegram to
the War DIci:artment, advising that the
authorities of Richmond 'should have
everything in readiness to evacuate
the capital at eight o'clock the coming
night, unless before that time despatch
v% should be received from him to the
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LANFORD 'NEWS *
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Lanford, uly 3.-A very delightful
occasion was enjoyed by the members
of the Npnworth League and their
friends Saturday night at the home of
Mr. C. L. -Waldrep. A very interesting
programl was . enjoyed and ice creamn
The 1B. Y. P. U. was well attended
Sunday night and the interest still con
tinues to grow as the young ,people
learn more of the work ffom time to
Dr. Graves '12. Ihight preached a
most interesting sermon Sunday after
noon. fHe and IMrs. Knight and daugh
ter, Frances, together with his friend,
Mr. Oiles, were, guests at the home
of Mr. R. J. Patterson.
There was a large gathering here
ase Warm Weathei
Less Than You
Sox special ..... ..25o
Sox, spcial..... .... ..25o
Sex, special .... .... ..25e
lox (ltll colors). .. .. . . .10
lox (all coors)..... ....15e
Hose, special .... .... ..100
OSe, special .... ...... ..8
'laae Effect. 'Hose .... ..500
lilk Hose (HL. 'Bird) .. ..$1.50
silk hose .(:H. Bird) . . . .$1.00
iilk Hfose, special .... ...49o
ICOnla Hose .... ... .....25o
itimore Hose .... ....881-2o
ISilk H~ose.... .... ..$2.48
ilbbed Hose .... .... ....10c
Ianldkerchiefs .......... ..5o
-hed Towels .... ..... . ..5
dI Towels..... .... ....19o a'
er'panes .... ......... $2.48
[andkerchiefs .... .... ..160
.uit..ases......... .... 98o
suit Cases... .... ....$1.48
et WVater, Talcunm Powders.
iS A'ND SDAPEh~RS
le prices on Men 's, Women's
a 's Slippers this week. Come
Racket. Bring the whole fam-.
is shoe them- up..
Doze Plowv !Shoes, $2.25
wvdek's sal ,. ... .$1.69
t(Btmgalow Aprons, nieely
sies this week's sale . .79o
tibtd to Ihis Sale,
Buy ths CigaretteandSave Money
Friday at the funeral of Miss 1Mary A.
Drummond, among them friends and
relatives from iLaurens, Woodruff,
Spartanburg and Clinton. 'We regret
to give Mary up 'but )we 'bow .in humble
submission to 'Him who doeth all
Dr. and Mrs. Bailey, of Clinton, Dr.
and -Mrs. Vincent, Mr. and Ms. Hen
dorson, Mr, and Mrs. Aiderson, tIr.
and Mrs. V. B. Bobo, of Laurens, Mr.
Charlie Druinmond, of Spartanburg,
were among those attending the fuji
eral Friday afternoon.
Miss Carrie Lou Higgins has re
turned home from Rock 1111 to nurse
'her mother, who has been very ill.
Drs. 'Sally and Harrison, of Buffalo,
were called in consultation to Mrs.
J. S. Higgins, who is suffering with
heart trouble. We are glad to report
that she is improving some.
Miss [ary -Higgins returned ] home
Sunday froi Buxalo where she has
been visiting her brother, Mr. H. T.
'Higgins, ibringling some young lady
friends home with her.
Mrs. W. H. Drummond, who has
been spending some timo with rela
tives 'here, will go to Spartanburg to
day to visit 'Mrs. Charles Drummond.
Miss Carrie Lou -Higgin3 leaves4 io
day for Spartanburg hospital to have
her tonsils removed.
Aliss Belle Patterson went to Green
ville last week to have her tonsils re
moved. She will return home in a few
The Quinine That Does Not Affect
Because of its tonic and laxative ef
fect. IJAXATIVE 1BROMO QUININE
(TaWblete) can be taken by anyone
without causing nervousness or ring
ing in the head. EB. W. GROVE'S sig
nature on box. 80c.
Just to Clear
Needs as Well as
. IRES GOODS
Special values in Summer Driesi
Voiles, Organdies, Lawvns an
Japanese Fans; Palm'Leaf Fan
MIE'N 'S .SiIWS
Closed otut from a man-ufactre
ed lot of Dres~s Shir'ts, $1.50
*this 'week's sale .... .... .
TIME~p FOR AL
$11.50 Alarm 'Clock ......... .
$1.50 Watch; be on handi and Ig
'A dandly good heavy 'blue
*'Shirt, this *week's .sale ..
.ME'N 'S DRAWE1W
-1 lot IMe4n's elaistic .seamn 'Draw
value ; this week 's sale ...
~MEN 'S PANTlS
Blest grade Pine.heek iJlaants; th
sale .... .... ......... ..
IMEN 'S OV.EJRAIJLL
Mfen's good Blue D~eninm Ove
crackerjack ......... ....
Doln't 'fail to see our 10c Cou
Voiles, .Dress Oinghams an
uieaves, per yard. .. .. .. .
PPJR CA DMS
20e quality, 36-inch 'Pereales,
Dresses, -Bungalow Aprons,
louses. Your last chancee; ij
Towels that wipe the wvorld d
eial this week,..,,.,
ith Prices to Win Frlen4
Take notice that on the 21st day of
July, 1922, I will render a final ac
count of my acts and doings as Ad
mninistratrix of the estate of J. L.
Nabors deceased, in the oflice of the
Judge of 'Probate of Laurens county,
at 1 o'clock, a. in. and on the same
day will apply for a 'final discharge
from my trust as Administratrix. a
Any porsojj indebted to said estate
is notilled and required to make ipay
ment on that date; and all persons
The CW Battery
(Wood Separator) has
quality plates, selected
cedar wood separators.
Built right, of all new,
Easily the best low.
priced ha ttery'you can
Sizes to fit all care.
Goods, Men 's Cool Pa
di Silks, to $17.50
s. only .... ..
r', assort.. Meni's D~ress Si
values; A few Men's
........80c out at ...
.. ....$1.19 1 dozen full siz
et on . .98lc 60e, this wet
Cheviot 50e Undershirt
.. .. ..680 $1.00 U~nion -Su
3rs 75e I lot Childrer
. ..,..48c 'worth $1.50;
is week ' .1 lot Children
.....$1.25 pers; this w
r'alls, a On sale at ...
....B9c 'lhese goods
.nter' of yard mnore t
..other'10 6 lbs P'arched
fine for ENGL
Shirts, $1-50 bolt 10
er yard 15c Cloth .
..5 to 39o Androscogga
:Is and Quality to Hold Tl
S IN LAURENS
th Side o~f Public Squar
aving claims against said estate will
resent them on or before said date,
luly proven or be forever barred.
M10S MA'ITIE E. NABORS,
[une 21, 1922. 49-5t-A
66 Cures Malaria, Chills, Fever,
Billous Fever, Colds and
Other sizes at
re Battery Co.
es at Prices Far
EA OH ES R'El) tC ID
Im Beach Suits, $1 5.0(0
values, genuine 'Palm
well made, guaranteedl
. .. ... ... .. .. ....$11.95
i IiATS REDUtJCED
ra8w IHt . .. . 98o to $1.95
Panama Hats, closing
\T JELLY TUM BLIERS8
C .Jelly Tumblers, worth
k's sale..... ... . ....47c
its, this week's sale . ... 69c
)WEN 'S SANl)DAjS
's all-leather 'Sandals,
this week's sale .... ..95o
E'N '8 SfAPPERS'
's White 'Canvas Slip..
eek 's sale..... .... ..89o
DJ DREWSS GINGHAMS
.l.1c, 12 1..2c, 15c.-19c, 25c
are worth 2e to Se a
han our price.
TINE COFFEE +
Doffee, worth $1 .50; our
. . ... . ........ ..$1.00
ISH LONG CLOTHL
yards English Long
.... .... .... .... ..$1.19
ruit of the Loom and
,ns, sale price .... ....190c
e ~n Buirns Block
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