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CO. G., 13TH S. C. V.
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and, when reeling from his horse,
was caught by his father's arms and
laid on Virginia's soil, and life was
extinct. I thought of him, as he press
ed the last kiss on the brow. of this
gallant soldier boy, and, mounting his
dashing horse, rode bravely forward
in the fight. I admired the great
courage it took to do this. I thought
of him, when the smoke of battle had
cleared away, and arms had been
stacked at Appomattox, and when he
r4turned to his beloved Palmetto
State, to find fortunes wrecked and
everything gone, and when the hand
of the "Carpetbaggers"' had been
ruthlessly laid upon us, and when the
days of reconstruction came on. I
thought of him when he was elected
governor of South Carolina, because
the people trusted him. I thought of
him when he was eleeter governor,
and aliens were- wont to cheat South
Carolina out of his service. He said,
"I have been elected Governor of
South Carolina, and by the eternal
god, I intend to be governor of South
Carolina.'" I thought of him, when, in
those trying days, his safe and sound
judgment restored this great state to
quiet and peaceful conditions. I
thought of him, when elected to the
United States senate, and his manly
biaring he helped, in a great measure,
to break down the feeling of enmity
between the north and the south, and
we were restored to normal enodi
tions again. I t'ought of him when he
had settled down to private life, and
when he dame to die, he said , "God
blesss my people, both white and
blaei, I love them all.'" I thought it
takes a great ;man to do this, ana it
did. -And this monument is but a fit.
ting tribute to your noble deeds and
But, old veterans, no man can be a
great general in war, who has not the
men of -oage and soldierly bearing
to backzli '. It was the bravery of
his men' thaigve him the oPprtuh
ity to show his strength and worth,
and you are entitled to your' just
share of raward and praise.
The north today is glad to shake
h'ands with us aeross the bloody chesm
of our past differences, and to say to
'us, ''We are your friends.'' And
why? They delight to come_down to
our balmy and health giginig climate.
They see we have riseliiabove the
beggin position and in the reeks of
God's approval, we no longer ask
their ~help in any way, and they see
the evi'dence of our piosperity on
every hand. They see 'our vast re
sources, both agriculturaVfand nomn
mrercial. They see our ciee and ina
dustrial improvement, our eotton mills
on every hill or in the valley, run by
our magnificent water powers
-and by modern electrie shafts. They
see our educational improvements and
are watching our scho.ols and colleges.
They,seethe south:lit up.with electric
force, to meet them on~ all occasions.
We comnow too where sectional feel
ings ba~ve been obliterated, and our
boys are willing to tramp side by side
in -battle, as did Joe Wheeler, Hob
son, and Victor Blue. These won
derful results are but t'he active achi
evemesnts of your hands and we re
~joice in the fact that we are permit
ted to meet with you and commend
you for -it. Aftei- the toesin of war no
longer sounded and all battle had
cleared away, you, accompanied by
your faithful wives and children set
about to replenish your houses and
your fortunes. You furnished the
brain and the muscle and you were
the impetus to all this progress and
achie?ement. And tis country owes
it to you and to ''our women in ,the
war.'' We think our offspring are to
be congratulated, .when we hear'you
now exclaim, ''We have fought a
good fight, we have mastered the sit
uation and we are all proud to say,
''We will dwell in peace and ,pros
perity under the one flag of our
country.'' But we claim the right to
meet together and celebrate the days
of our achievements. Yet ready to
fight under the flag of the Union.
Yes, you are ready to say, with Lug
ger, the Southern poet:
''We fough,t you back in sixty-four,
Where valor lost its fight,
Now clasping hanids, the chasm ov 'r,
Our hearts with yours uninte,
And by our dead we swear to you,
That .side by, side we'll stand,
The. Southern- Gray and Northern
To save a bleeding land.''
But there must come a time when
there will be no more Confederate
soldiers, and hence, you cannot at
tend this your festive occasion. The
last of you will have wrapped the
dra'pery of your couches and?- you,
and gone to ''that bourne from
W1,l:1lv IN-) 11,aVelec1 ia-4 C-N(!l Vet re
And I would have this insciiptior
placed on. each of your tombs. The
simple inscription I placed on mv
"Not on this perishing stone,
But in the "Book of Life",
And in the hearts of thy afflicted
Is they true worth recorded."
But I am here to tell you that we
will not forget you. I ami here to say
to you, in sincere tones, that we will
meet together on this your annual day
to commemorate your deeds of valor,
fortitude, courage and bravery, and
to perpetuate your memory. We will
be encouraged.to do this not -only of
our own volition; but by the mas
terly courage ani patriotism of the
pure, lovely and beautiful women of
our country. Yes, we'll welcome the
approach of the day, when on this oc
casion we come here to bivouac and
we'll sing, "Tenting the old camp
ground," and our mothers and wives
and all the maidenly grace z.ad beau
ty of our daughters, "the girls of
Dixie,'' will bring rich flowers, tc
entwine new laurels around your
brows, and our women will - bring
from the closet that sacred suit of old
Confederate Gray, and we will hold
up the old gray jacket to .the gaze of
our boys, and show them the brass
button on which are emblazed a Pal
metto tree, which was the insigni'a
for the state for which you loved and
foug'ht so well, and we will take from
the scabbards the swords of Lee,
Jackson, Hampton, and others and
show them to our boys, and at the tap
of the drum, we'll take up the old
flag-pole, around which is wrapped
the old battle searred; bullet riddled:
blood-stained flag of the Confederacy,
and we will march in great phalanxes,
as we unfurl and float it to the breez
es. All this to enspire new courage
in our boys, such ciarage as that that
charaeterized that matchless and im
mortal Jaksony when he was told,
after one of those memorable, battles,
"You stood like a stonewall." Hi ex
elaimed, "Notne alone, is en'tile te
this high enoomium, but all my nien,
all the soldiers..of the Confederacy."
Ybihad a shtre in 7this.
Yes, boys, we will rally around the
flag of-our fathers and we will sing
patriotic songs, and when they are
basking in the sun light of pleasure
in that spirit-land, they will eate'h
the ehorus and the refrain and waft
it' to angle land arid it will be handed
back to u ini echoes of their laughing
and smiIiiig approval. And me thinks
they will join us in singing "Dixie,
my Dixie-land," and hurrah with a
"I didn't'$inke'cigarettes when I
was a boy."~
"Wellah-the fact, is, Johnny,
they didn't have eigarettes then."
"Father," asked little Rollo,
"what is a jingo ?"
"A jingo, my son, is a man who is
firmly convinced that somebody othei
than himself ought to go out .and
whip somebody.'"--Washington 'Sta.r
He Had Horns.
In vain for Pan today we look,
But that's not quee.
No doubt some hunter chap mistook
Pan for a deer.
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