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Confederate Veteran  Magazine 1893

 

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Vol. I. Nashville, Tenn., January, 1893.

No. 1.

I S. A. ITNNINUHAM,
I Editor and Manager.

Application made for entry at the Post-office at Nashville as
Mecond-dass Matter.

Special club rates to the Press and to Camps— 25 copies 810.

An extra copy sen! to each person who sends six subscriptions.

Advertisements: Ten cents u line, 87.. 50 a column, $20 a page. Ills-
count : Half year, one-eighth ; one year, one-fourtli.

The Confederate Veteran greets you! It is not
sent t<> any one at random, but addresses you through
friendship, personal obligation, or because you have
been commended as one who might take an active in-
terest in the cause for which it is published.

Please read it carefully. Although the first issue
lias been edited from a sick. room, and there is defect
in the arrangement, you will find its contents useful
and interesting. Read every article.

Please consider this: If each person addressed
would send two subscriptions «ith SI, the publication
would lie assured as a perpetuity. (ret a friend to
join yon in it, please. If you cannot send a single
subscription, please read it carefully and persuade
others, as you think it deserving.

The Confederate Veteran is intended as an or-
gan of communication between Confederate soldiers
and those who are interested in them and their
affairs, and its purpose is to furnish a volume of in-
formation which will he acceptable to the public, even
to those who fought on the other side. It will at once
he sent to every Confederate Veteran organization in
existence and the patronage of such bodies is earnest-
ly sought.

The commendation of the Confederate Veteran
from extremes of the South and from our friends at
the North gives an immediate promise of usefulness
and influence which should enlist the pride of every
Southerner and the respect of all others.

It is designed to publish advertisements in the Co\-
kedrate Vkteran, but the illness referred to prevent-
ed that feature in this issue. No other publication of
equal circulation is as good a medium for notice of
Southern literature. The next issue will contain a
list of books as premiums.

Whatever may he desirable to put before representa-
tive people of the entire South and Southerner else-
where may be printed advantageously in the Confed-
erate Veteran. Put the thought in your pipe and
sm,oke it. Smokers read the Confederate Veteran.
A hint to the wise!

The next issue may be expected earlier in the month
February).

(‘apt. R. E. Park, of Macon, in sending subscription

says: “I wish you success in your enterprise, and
stand ready to help you in any way that I call.”

Mrs. Alice Tri’eheart Buck, who is spending the

winter in Washington, is zealous for the Confederate
Veteran, and offers to be agent and correspondent

gratis.

Dr. .1. Wm. .b.NKs. Atlanta: “The prospectus is all

right unless, indeed, it is too modest. Put me down
as a subscriber and count on me to do all in my power
to promote its circulation. I’ll write for you occa-
sionally.”

Monroe Park, the place selected by a committee of
1’nited Confederate Veterans, is a very happy one. It
is about a mile west from the old Confederate capitnl,
and promises ere long to be a very central point
Now the entire Southern people are to build ibis mon-
ument. Who will be slow to do his part?

The ohl South, published at Coleman, Texas, has a
very kind article in behalf of the Confederate Vet-
eran, which concludes as follows: “We expect that
every Confederate and every son of a Confederate will
become a subscriber at least to the CONFEDERATE
Veteran. They can use their judgment about the
Old Smith.”

HKAD<iCAHIKRs I’mTKJ) CONFEDERATE VETERANS

New Orleans, La., September 20, 1892.
<S”. A. Cunningham, d’eneml AgenJ. Jefferzon Dari* Monnmenl Fund,
Nanhmlle, Tain.:

Your prospectus of the Confederate Veteran, to
be published monthly “in the interest of the Davis
Monument Fund and Veterans in general,” promises
to supply a very useful place. It will enable the
Southern people to see from what sections the money
is given, and also by whom. It will enable Veteran
organizations to know of each other, whether of the
l T .’ C. V. organization or not, and it will create re-
newed zeal generally in behalf of those who stood to-
gether throughout the South’s great struggle for sepa-
rate independence. It will give me pleasure to supply
you with data from this office as frequently as desired.

George Moorman,

Adjutant- Qrnerat and Chief of Staff.

CONFEDERATE VETERAN.

HONOR FOR TIIK SOUTH.

AI.I. THE PEOPLE TO MILD A MONUMENT TN HONOR
v DA Via AND Ills FELLOW
CONJ E DERATES.

The impulse to build to Jefferson Davis a monu-
ment, iypical of the South in the war, was bo univer-
sal when the great hero died that a general agreement
was had in a few hours by telegraph. The movement
was inaugurated by the Southern Press Association,
and it is co-operated in by Confederate veterans every-
where. The Jefferson Davis Monument Association
at Richmond, chartered under the law? of Virginia,
has special charge of the worjc. The active co-opera-
tion of every newspaper and periodical in the South
is sought in behalf of this Fund. It is very desirable
to procure name and postofnce of every contributor of
81 or more.

Let every Southerner and friend of his people look
at the situation, and he or she will want to do some-
thing. In our National Capital there is an equestrian
bronze statue at nearly every turn, to some hero of
the war, but none of them are for our side. Proud
patriots want for this final tribute not less than $250,-
000. Twice as much has been raised-at the North for
one individual monument. Shall we stop short of
half as much for one symbolic of our cause ?

Here are a few extracts from the thousands that
have been published:

R. M. Johnson, editor Houston Daily Post, Houston,
Texas, says : ” I will give the matter attention at
once, and will aid the movement in every way in my
power.”

I A. Read, editor Times, Lewisville, Texas, says:
” I am fully in accord with the movement and will
give the matter prominence in the Times. It will af-
ford me pleasure to help the cadse all I possibly can.”

” Mr. Davis deserves a monument, as lasting as our
native hills, for the splendid record he made in the
cause of liberty. As an exemplar his character should
be held up to the youth of the country; as an embodi-
ment of everything good in human nature.”

An ex-Union soldier, a popular humorist and lec-
turer, volunteered to “give a night anywhere at any
time for Jeff Davis,” and added: “Think of that
man’s integrity, of what he accomplished with the re-
sources at hand — he was an American 1″

A beautiful sensation occurred at a reunion of the
ex-Confederates of Tennessee at Winchester, Gen.
G. W. Gordon, of Memphis, in an oration said :

” There is one whom we would remember to-day.
We cannot forget him who has left to his countrymen
and to posterity one of the noblest examples un-
faltering devotion to truth and principle of which the
political history of the human race gives an account ;
one who presented in his own person a sublime in-
stance of an unmurmuring and heroic endurance of
unmerited suffering. When feeble, sick and helpless,
and in prison indignities and chains were added. He
loved the people of the South, and was true to them

t” the last. And I trust they will erect a monument
tn his memory so magnificent and imposing that it will
have no equal upon the vast shuns of America — a
monument that will tell the world that lie was a
patriot ami that the cause for which we fought and our
comrades died was constitutional, right and just.
Then let the monument he built. Ami let it be built
with a munificence ami magnificence commensurate
with the fame and fidelity of the man and the grandeur
of the principle it is intended to commemorate.”

J/ust here Chief Justice Turney handed him this
letter from a venerable lady seventy-eight years old,
who was the architect of her own fortune and is dis-
pensing it with Christian zeal:
S. A. Cunningham :

Seeing from the papers that you have been appoint-
ed bv the committee to collect funds for our beloved
and honored Confederate President, Jefferson Davis, I
desire to offer you the small sum of 85(H)— the widow’s
mite. I had the pleasure of entertaining him and
his wife at my home in Havana, Cuba, soon after his
release. To Mr. Davis, one of the brightest intellects
of his time, the truest and most honorable of men,
who sacrificed everything for the South and those he
loved, I hope every man, woman and child will do all
they can to raise the highest and grandest monument
ever built to mortal man. Resp’y, S. E. Brewer.

The committee appointed by Gen. J. B. Gordon, of
Georgia, Commander of the United Confederate Vet-
erans, of one from each state, met in Richmond, Sept.
’92, by direction of the Chairman, Gen. W. L. Cabell,
of Texas, to consider the location, cost of construction,
plans, etc., for the Davis Memorial. Richmond Asso-
ciation participated in the proceedings by invitation.
The general purpose was set forth by the Chairman
and a series of resolutions were adopted :

They were that “as Richmond was the capital of
the Confederacy, and has been selected by Mrs. Jeffer-
son Davis as the burial place of her husband, it is re-
garded the most appropriate place for the erection of a
monument to his memory. The United Confederate
Veterans will co-operate with the Davis Monument
Association of Richmond and the Southern Press As-
sociation in its efforts to erect the same.”

Also, that State organizations be formed, and ” that
the Chairman appoint for each Southern State and for
the Indian Territory a sub-committee of five members,
each of which shall have within its territory the
entire control and supervision of all matters pertain-
ing- to this sacred object, including the collection of
funds by popular subscription, and shall have
authority to name a suitable and responsible person
as Treasurer, to receive the same and forward quarter-
ly to the Treasurer of the Richmond Association.”

Monroe Park was selected for the location of the
monument, It was resolved^ too, that the character,
probable] cost and plans be determined by the Rich-
mond Association, and as soon as a sufficient amount
of money is in hand to justify it, the work of erecting
the monument be commenced.

CONFEDERATE VETERAN.

In an address to the Southern people, the
committee has ratified the preference expressed by
Mrs. Davis for Richmond, Va., as the proper site for
such memorial. It has determined that not les.» than
$250,000 shall be raised for that purpose, and that
there shall be an organization in every state in the
South, through which the offerings of the people may
flow to the accomplishment of this patriotic and pious
work. Continuing its appeal the committee say:

“This money will be raised speedily. This monu-
ment will rise, and soon, to • be an everlasting
memorial, not only to the patriot and statesman who
purely and bravely led your fortunes in the times that
wrung your souls, but of the ineffable valor and
devotion of the must heroic soldiery which the world
ever saw, whom he typified while he commanded.

No other hands than ours can be relied dpon to put
stones upon this pile. Our own hard-earned mite
must mainly accomplish its rearing. Our own sweal
must chiefly stream upon its uplilting.

[f our poverty has been and continues to be great,
it has at least made us rich in love for each other, [f

Oltr lives have I u one. long tale wf sacrifice, and

threaten more, t hi’ most willing of those to come must
be that one which will keep green forever the memo-
ries nf our loved land ami of our” dead brothers,

Love and self-sacrifice build more monuments than
money ever did or ever will, and we now gladly and
confidently bid you to illustrate it. The men and the
women who fought for the Confederacy and their de-
scendants, must quarry this monument out of their
heart’s blood if need be. It were I >cst in every casi
that they should. There is nol a discordant element
anywhere. Let us all be at work !

All remittances for this purpose should be made to
John 8. Ellett, President of the State Hank at Rich-
mond, Ya., who is the bonded Treasurer of the gen-
eral organization.”

STORY OF AX EPITAPH.

THE KIND OF MEMORIAL.

Various opinions prevail about the kind of structure
to be reared. Some want a shaft with Mr. Davis on
horseback, others want groups of figures in a temple,
etc. In his oration before the United Confederate
Veterans at their last reunion. New Orleans, Senator
John W. Daniel, of Virginia, said :

“Let there be reared no unmeaning shaft, but a tem-
ple, in which his own figure shall be the central
object, and around which shall be grouped the heroic
relics of the battles of the Confederacy, and the
pictured faces and the sculptured forms of the great
and true and brave men who fought them. I hope to
see the movement grow until the temple shall stand
— the Battle Abbey of the South — the undying me-
morial of the people who fought their own battles in
their own way, for their own liberty as they conceived
it, for their own ^dependence as they desired it, and
who need give to the world no other reason -why.”

Soon after the fall of Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston
at the battle of Shiloh,and the transfer of his remains
to New Orleans, a lady visiting the cemetery found
pinned to a rough board that rested on the temporary
tomb the following beautiful epitaph. It was written
in a delicate hand with a pencil, and the rain had
nearly obliterated the characters, but she made a
vVrbatim copy of the manuscript and sent it to one of
the New Orleans papers with the request that if pos-
sible the name of the author should be published.
This was gladly done, and the exquisite lines went
the round.- of the press of this country and England
as a model of English composition. Lord Palmerston
pronounced it “a modern classic, ‘Ciceronian in its
language.” Public curiosity being aroused, the auth-
orship was traced to John Dimitry, a young native of
New Orleans, and a son of Alexander Dimitry, who
before the war occupied a distinguished position in
the State Department at Washington. Young Dim-
itry, though only a boy. served in Johnston’s army
at Shiloh, and on visiting New Orleans and the
grave of his dead chieftain wrote the lines on the in-
spiration of the moment and modestly pinned them
on the headboard as the only tribute he could offer.
When the question arose concerning the ‘form of epi-
taph to be placed on the monument erected to the
memory of the dead Confederate General the com-
mittee of citizens in charge with one voice decided
upon this, and it is now inscribed upon the broad
panel at the base of the statue. — Exchange.

IN MEMORY.

Beyond Oils stone is laid,

I or a season,

Albert Sidney .Johnston,

A(ieniral in ih*> Army of the Confederate States,

Who fell Hi shiloh. Tennessee,

I in the sixth daj of April, A. D.,

Eighteen hundred and sixty. two;

A man tried in many high offices

And critical enterprise.

And found faithful In all.

His life was one long sacrifice of Interest to conscience ;

And even that life, on a woeful Sabbath,

Did he yield as a hol<>cauBt at his country ‘6 need.

Not wholly understood was he while he lived ;

But, In his death, his greatness stands confessed In a people’s tears

Resolute, moderate, clear of envy yet not wanting

In that finer ambition which makes men great and pure.

In his honor — Impregnable;

In his simplicity— sublime.

No country e’er had a truer son— no cause a nobler champion •

No people a bolder defender— no principle a purer victim

Than the dead soldier

Who sleeps here.

The cause for which he perished Is lost —

The people for whom he fought are crushed —

The hopes In which he trusted are shattered—

The flag he loved guides no more the charging lines,

But bis fame, consigned to the keeping of that time, which.

Happily, Is not so much the tomb of virtue as Its shrine,

Shall, In the years to come, Are modest worth to noble ends.

In honor, now, our great captain rests;

A bereaved people rnoucn him,

Three commonwealths proudly claim him

And history shall cherish him

Among those choicer spirits who, holding their conscience unmlx’d

with blame,

Have been, In all conjectures, true to themselves, their country

and their God.

CONFEDERATE VETERAN.

JEFFERSON DAVIS AT EIGHTY.

Jkkkkikon Davis was born in 1808, and lived 81 years.
His birth place was in a broad, low house at Fairview,

a small village in Christian— now Todd — County,
Kentucky. He visited the place in 1886 and partici-
pated in the dedication of a pretty brick Baptist
church, that had been erected on the site of the old
house. There was a largo gathering of people from
the neighborhood, while others had gone many miles
through excessive rain. It was a most disagreeable
day. As the venerable gentleman stood in the midst
of the congregation, whose happy faces are indelibly
impressed upon the mind of the writer, he used this
language: ” Many of you may think strangely of my
participation in this service, not being a Baptist. My
father was a Baptist, and a better man.”

In her Memoirs of Jefferson Davis his wife copied
just as he furnished them to a stenographer, facts
about his family and his own career, points of which
are embodied in this little sketch.

Three brothers came from Wales in the early part
of the Eighteenth Century and settled in Philadelphia.
The youngest, Evan Davis, subsequently removed to
Georgia, then a colony of Great Britain. He was the

grandfather of Jefferson Davis. The father, Samuel
Davis, had moved from Augusta, Ga., to Southwest-
ern Kentucky, and resided at Fairview when Jeffer-
son, the tenth and last child, was horn.

Samuel Davis had entered the army of the Revo-
lution at the age of sixteen, with two half brothers
named Williams, and while a boy soldier, met the
beautiful Jane Cook in South Carolina, who became
his wife anil the mother of Jefferson Davis. In his in-
fancy the family moved to Louisiana, but ill health
induced their return to Wilkinson County, Miss.
Three of his brothers we’re in the War of 1812, and the
fourth volunteered, but ” was drafted to stay at home.”
The Mississippi home of Samuel Davis was rather on a
divide, whereby to the west on rich land were Vir-
ginians, Kentuekians and Tennesseans, and to the
east on inferior soil were South Carolinians and
Georgians. The settlements were sparse, however, for
Mississippi was then of the territory ceded by Geergia
to the United States, and there were but few schools.
At the age of seven Jefferson Davis was sent on horse-
back through the ” wilderness” to a Catholic school
in Washington County, Kentucky. He journeyed
with Maj. Hinds, who commanded the Mississippi
Dragoons in the battle of New Orleans, and his
family. On reaching Nashville they went to the Her-
mitage for a visit to Gen. Jackson. In the reminis-
cences Mr. Davis dwells upon that prolonged visit of
several weeks and upon his “opportunity to observe a
great man,” and he had always remembered “with
warm affection the kind and tender wife who presided
over his house.” Gen. Jackson then lived in ” a roomy
log house, with a grove of fine forest trees in its front.”
In that Catholic school- for a time young Davis was
the only Protestant boy and he was the smallest. He
was very much favored and roomed with the priest.
One night he was fjersuaded by some associates to
blow out the light in the reverend father’s room that
they might do some mischief, which they did in a
hurry. He was interrogated severo’y, but said he
” didn’t know much, and wouldn’t tell that.” Finally
he agreed to tell a little about it on condition that he
be given his liberty. That little was that he blew out
the candle. After two years steamboats had been
put on the river, and by a steamer the lad returned
home from Louisville.

Conforming to a plan proposed by his brother, who
went after him, the happy lad,- with throbbing heart,
approached his dear old mother and asked if she had
seen any stray horses round there. She had seen a
“stray boy,” and clasped him to her arms. He ran to
the field where he found his father, who took him in
his arms with much emotion and kissed him.

Young Davis went afterward to neighborhood schools,
which were very poor, but one Mr. Shaw, from Boston,
advanced him more than any other teacher he ever

CONFEDERATE VETERAN.

had. Shaw married in Mississippi, and lie preached
•while teaching.

Jefferson Davis was sent again to Kentucky, and
placed at the Transylvania University, near Lexing-
ton. Afterward he was one of six United States Sen-
ators who were fellow-students at that University. At
the early age of fifteen he was given a cadetship at
West Point,

Here is a literal extract from his dictation : ” When I
entered the United Suites Military Academy, that
truly great and good man, Albert Sidney Johnston,
had preceded me from Transylvania. K\ .. :ni incident
•which formed a link between us, and inaugurated a
friendship which grew as years rolled by, strengthened
by after associations in the army, and which remains
to me yet, a memory of one of the greatest and best
characters! have ever known. 1 lis particular friend
was Leonidas Polk.”

Mr. Davis then gives an account of Polk’s religious
convictions, and of his joining the church. It is
known that he afterward was a Bishop in the Episco-
pal Church. I’olk was a Lieutenant General, in the
Western Army with Gen. Jos. E. Johnston, whom he
confirmed into church membership only a few weeks
before he was killed by a cannon shot from the enemy.
The dictation ended too early. In referring to it, he
said to his wife, ” I have not told what I wish to say
of Sidney Johnston and Polk. I] have much more to
say of” them.”

The history starts on from the dictation in a manner
worthy the distinguished wife.

Our people generally know quite well how meanly
the publishers treated the author in regard to the roy-
alty on her hook, and that she succeeded in stopping
its sale when they owed her a little more than
$4,000. When legal technicalities arc removed, and
she can procure what is due her on sales, there will no
doubt be many orders given for the work, both he
cause of its merits and the wish to show an apprecia-
tion 01 her noble service in its presentation.

FROM TWO TRIBUTES TO MR. DAVIS.

In one of the successful entertainments given at
Nashville for the benefit of the monument fund, there
were two short addresses, from which the following is
taken. Col. H. M. Doak, the first speaker, said :

“Jefferson Davis built his own monument firmly in
the history of his country — a heritage for the world.
It rises, firm and true, out of his struggles as a typical
American youth; out of his service to his country on
the fields of Mexico; out of his planter’s life, adorned
by domestic love and the affection and confidence of
neighbors and slaves; out of his earnest, stormy po-
litical struggles; out of his able organization and sup-
port of the American military system, as Secretary of
War, and as a statesman ; out of his far-sighted pro-
jection of a transcontinental railway; out of his long
•and able career as a statesman; out of his faithful
struggle to preserve the Union as it was, and out of his

sad out resolute departure to enter upon inevitable
civil strife; out of his able civil administration as
President ; out of his capable preparation for and con-
duct of war; out. of his clear and able State papers;
out of his unfaltering devotion to civil liberty, in the
midst of arms, when laws arc silent; out of his pres-
ervation of the forms and spirit of civil government,
when the military necessity for a dictator must have
tempted him strongly to sweep aside all that stood in
the way of the military arm; out of his stubborn en-
durance in war: out of the ignominy of unjust chains
.mil prison; out of bis long and dignified endurance
of obloquy; out of his life as a man and a citizen, a
neighbor, husband and father; out of his quiet but
able part in church and business assemblies, when he
was denied all part in political affairs. Out of tie

iditions of his busy life rises the monument he
builded— more enduring than bronze or marble. To
ourselves we owe it to build a material monument
symbolic of these virtues.”

Mi Arthur H. Marks, of Winchester, gifted, and of
great literary promise, but who has since died — he
was the son of the late ex-Governor Marks — said;

“Jefferson Davis was the man not only of his gen-
eration, but of his day. His unique personality would
have fitted nowhereelse. Hisdestiny was as broad as
his country, and there was no other gap of American
history wide enough to receive it. To us, as to all the
world, be -till stands for the Confederacy. He was
covered with it. Between the dates of his birth and
death was written all of that stormy chapter. In the
name of Jefferson Davis we must raise a monument
to the (»1,1 South, for in his long career the glory of
that Old South lies like a sword within its scabbard,
Me losed from hilt to tip with years of precious service.
To you < ‘onfedi rate veteran- Jefferson Davis is a mem-
ory, but to the young men of the South he is an in-
spiration. For you lie revives the past, but for us he
animates the future. To you be is a majestic figure of
battle smoke looming up in the haze and distance of a
generation ago, Hut to US be i< a living presence, an
example of a man striding on before all of our ambi-
tions, showing us by his knightly footsteps where we
should tread.”

A CHRISTIAS’S NEW YEAR C/REETTM!.

To My Dear Aunt, S. E. B.:
Again the clock of time doth strike, ’tis eighteen ninety-three;
Again the love-chords of my heart, dear aunt, I’ll tune for thee.
Our Father in His wisdom hath kindly shut from view
All t lint the coming future shall bring to me and you;
But may His richest blessings be sent thy heart to cheer,
And may no bitter sorrow becloud thy glad new year.
The angels sang a chorus of ” peace on earth, good will ;”
May the spirit of that anthem our hearts forever nil I
Again, the loving words, ” I’ll not leave thee, nor forsake,”
Inspires our fainting energies, and we fresh courage take.
Thus on and on we Journey, »tlll trusting In His word,
Walllngstlll and watching for the coming of our Lord.
With the rapids almost past, we can see within the veil—
Our God doth hold the rudder, and safe will be our sail ;
And when wc reach the haven we’ll lay our burden down,
And with the many ransomed receive the promised crown.
Jacksonville, Ala., Jan. 1, 1898. Mabt D. C.

The recipient of the above stands first in practical
advancement of the Monument cause.

Please supply information to this journal about con-
tributors to Confederate Homes or Monuments.

CONFEDERATE VETERAN.

FAVORS RECEIVED AND VI. 77 77″.V> REVISED.

Public and grateful acknowledgment is made for
favors from many railroad and navigation corpora-
tions. In the list i- the Atlantic Coast Line, the Rich-
mond A: 1 tanville Railroad ( lompany, ( reorgia Railroad
Company, Central Railroad Company of Georgia, At-
lanta & Florida Railroad, Savannah. Americus &
Montgomery Railroad, Kansas City, Ft. Scott & Mem-
phis Railroad. St. Louis & Southwestern Railroad.
East 4 West Railroad of Alabama, Knoxville, Cum-
berland Gap & Louisville Railroad, Rome Railroad,
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad, Missouri Pa-
cific Railroad. Louisville, New Orleans & Texas. Ten-
nessee Midland, the Texas Pacific Railway, Evansville
& Tern- Haute Railroad. St. Louis & Tennessee River
Packet Company, Nashville. Paducah & Cairo Packet
I -in]. any. Nashville & Evansville Packet Company,
the Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Railroad, and
the Louisville & Nashville Railroad gave liberal aid
to some profitable entertainments.

Nearly all the foregoing companies have been un-
stinted in furnishing transportation, and in addition
to this, acknowledgment is made to many other rail-
road- for transportation on application.

In this connection report is made to the Southern
Press Association and to the public, that application
was made to the Pullman Palace Car Company, with
n quest for favor, and a special visit was made to Chi-
cago, with strong letter of introduction to Vice Presi-
dent Wickes, and credentials of which any man might
be proud. Maj. Wickes was absent, and at the sugges-
tion of his clerk, request was made of Superintendent
Garcelon. After waiting more than half an hour on
one clerk and another, I was finally told that I could
not see Mr. Garcelon. I then made request of him
for trip pass from there to Dallas, and was refused.
In subsequent correspondence with Vice President
Wi«kes, I explained to him that the Pullman Com-
pany had not done its share towards the press with
the railroad companies, and that I made earnest plea
for favor, representing the newspapers of the South
and the Southern people generally, in behalf of the
cause that was dear to them all, and insisted upon
his granting the request, but no concession was
made.

Seeing that the Pullman company did more than
ten millions of dollars of business last year, with a
large proportion in the South, and on learning that
its President, Mr. Pullman, contributed more than
$75,000 to the last Republican campaign fund, and
early after the election he was in conference to con-
sider what further might be done for the benefit of
his party, it occurred to me that his subordinates may
have known well enough that no concession in the
direction of my plea would be tolerated.

REUNION ov BAUSON’S KV.XTVCKY BRIGADE.

Col. \V. 1. Clarke, of. the famous Orphan Brigade,.
who now resides in Nashville, attended its last re-
union at Paris. a nd was one of the speakers. After
words of greeting that thrilled the many thousands
pr< -cut. li>- -aid:

I am not here to indulge in sentiment— although
the sentiment allied to the service of these old gray-
haired and battle-scarred veterans is deep enough and
broad enough to justly merit the poetic strains of a
Father Ryan, as lie mused of them in years gone by,
or of the outbursts of praise of their virtues, as they
have gone forth in melodious rapture from the almost
hallowed lips of our idolized women of the South.
We are here to-day as. surviving members of that
heroic old brigade, whose deeds of prowess will adorn
the brightest pages, when passion shall have subsided,
and impartial history be recorded. We arc here as
living exponents of the greatest truth ever contended
for by brave and self-sacrificing spirits.

More than a quarter of a century has passed, since
by the arbitrament of war we sheathed our swords
and laid down our arms. Not, however, with spirits
crushed and characters gone. Conscience told us with
unmistakable emphasis that we were right — and he
who is right is true and brave.

We accepted the decrees of war. Lost fortunes had to
be recuperated ami prospects all blasted re-established.

This was hard indeed, but remembering our Loved
ones, we brought into requisition the same persistency
of purpose, the same energy of will, and the same old
redoubtable spirit, that characterized us in days of
horrid war — never forgetting for a moment tha,t the
sacrifices, denials and anxiety, made and shown for
us, by our much loved ones, demanded this labor of
love that the brave only can truly appreciate.

How well we have succeeded is evidenced by the
benignant smiles of Providence that have attended
lis. But seldom do you hear of a worthless, improvi-
dent, returned Confederate, especially a follower of
the fortunes of this old brigade. *****
God helping us we will never, by word, deed or
thought, make explanation of our conduct that would
compromise our lofty standard of honor and right —
bring reproach upon the memory of our fallen heroee
— or endeavor by canting words of a cringing suppli-
ant to ingratiate ourselves with those who did not
have the moral or physical courage to go out and bat-
tle for principle and truth, or whose conceptions of
right and wrong were of such a nature as to prefer ig-
nominious submission to a manly strife for the
glorious blessings of civil liberty.

All honor to the brave men who fought us — who
were honest in their convictions and sincere in their
actions. They have no respect or toleration for such
a miserable apologist. Therefore, with no apologies
to make, no excuses to offer, we will go along with
our heads up during the remainder of our days, with
the proud consciousness of having done our duty,
cherishing the memory of our lamented and mucn-
loved heroes who fell by our side on the crimson field
of battle or who have since left us and are now in the last
sweet embrace of sleep, while we indulge in the blessed
assurance of hope that it may be ours to meet them
in the blissful realms above. * * If I had nothing
else to bequeath my children, my service and conneo-,
tion with this old brigade would be a sufficient heritage.

CONFEDERATE VETERAN.

CONFEDERATE MONUMENTS.

RECORD AS PROCURED IN REGARD TO THE- MONU-
MENTS ERECTED AND UNDER WAY.

New Orleans has taken the lead. The following
sketch of her monuments was kindly furnished by
Mr. W. Miller Owen. He did not give the cost as pub-
lished, but that was procured by a committee of gen-
tlemen who were familiar with all the enterprises.

The Confederate Monument in Greenwood Ceme-
tery, built by the Ladies’ Benevolent Association, is
of white marble, surmounted by a figure of a Confed-
erate infantryman “on guard.” Around the pedestal
are the busts of Lee. Sidney Johnston, Polk and
“Stonewall.” Under the mound on which it stands
are vaults containing the remains of many Confed-
erate soldiers. It was unveiled 1867. Value, $ 25,000.

Monument of the Army of West Virginia. — A
column 50 feet above the ground, or 38 feel above the >
mound on which it stands. On the summit is a stone
statue of Stonewall Jackson, 8 feet 9 inches high.
Under the mound arc vaults for the dead Jefferson
Davis’ remains are dep tsited there at present. Un-
veiled May, 1881. Value, $25,000.

Monument of Washington Artillery.— Marble
.shaft on mound, statue of an artilleryman on top,
sponge staff in hand. On the base arc inscribed the
names of those members of the command who were
killed or died in service, also the names of sixty en-
gagements in which the command participated. Un-
veiled Feb. 22, 1880. Value, $15,000.

Robert E. Lee Monument.— A Doric column of
granite on a grassy mound, surmounted by bronze
statue of Lee 15 feet high. Entire height, 106 feet 8
inches. Column, GO feet. Unveiled Feb. 22, 1884.
It is in St. Charles Street. Value, $40,000.

Monument of Army of Tennessee. — Mound con-
taining tombs for deceased members, surmounted by
equestrian statue of Albert Sidney Johnston in bronze.
At the entrance to vaults is a marble life-size figure of
a Confederate Sergeant calling his roll. Value $35,000.

Winchester. Va., has erected a $10,000 monument to
the unknown Confederate dead in Stonewall Cem-
etery. In addition to this principal monument, dif-
ferent States have erected shafts. There is one for
Virginia that cost $1,000. Maryland has a superb
structure, capped with a statue of a private soldier, by
O’Brien, that cost $2,500. The statue was made on
an order that failed and the work was procured at a
small percentage of* its value.

Culpepper, Va., has a monument that cost $1,0* K).
“”Woodstock, Va : Subscriptions have been made
in this county for the Lee monument at Richmond,
Jackson, Lexington and elsewhere.

A monument is being erected near Newport News,
Va., to cost between one and two thousand dollars. It
is the work of the Lee Camp of Confederate veterans
and their friends at Hampton Va.

Shepardstown, Va. : A Confederate monument has
been erected at Shepardstown at a cost of $2,500. It
is a marble shaft.

The ex-Confederate Association of Grayson County,
Texas, are preparing to erect on the public square at
Shannon a $2,500 monument to the memory of Con-
federate soldiers.

Anderson, S. (‘.: “Our noble women have organ-
ized a Confederate Memorial Association and are now
raising funds to erect a monument in our city.”

Newberry. S C: “Our ladies have erected a Con-
federate monument on the public square which cost
$1,300. It i.- of marble.”

Natchez, Miss.: “We have built a very handsome
monument to our Confederate dead costing ¥^,<khi. It
is a shaft with life-size soldier in marble. Statue
made in Italy.”

The Ladies’ Association of Montgomery, Ala., has
well under way a monument on Capitol Hill, where
the Confederate Government was first established.
The monument is an imposing structure to cost
S 4″>.( w m>. About half of this money has already been
expended.

Richmond, Va., Dec. 30, 1892.
Editor Confederate Veteran, Nashville, Turn.:

My Di \i: Sir — At your request I enumerate, rely-
ing on my memory alone for the facts and figures, the

following Confederate M ui m inent s here :

Monument to 12,000 Confederate dead in Hollywood
Cemetery, a granite pyramid 45 feel square and 90 feet

high, erected by the ladies of the Hollywood Memo-
rial Association at a cost of about $50,000, now almost
covered by” that beautiful evergreen vine, the Vii
creeper.

Monument to 17,000 Confederate dead in Oakwood
Cemetery, a massive granite obelisk, erected by the
ladie- of the Oakwood Memorial Association, at a cost
of about $5,000.

Monument to the Private Soldiers and Sailors of the
Confederacy, in Marshall Park, overlooking the site of
Libby Prison, a copy of Pompev’s Pillar, surmounted
by a heroic bronze figure of the Confederate Infantry-
man, erected by private subscriptions at a cost of
about $50,000.

Bronze Equestrian Statue of Gen. R. E. Lee, by
Mercie, ornamental granite pedestal, from designs by
Pujot, at the western extremity of Franklin St., erected
by private subscriptions at a cost of about $75,000.

Heroic Statue, in bronze, of Gen. T. .T. Jackson, by
Foley, presented by admiring Englishmen to the peo-
ple of Virginia, erected in Capitol Square on a granite
base, at the expense of the State. Aggregate cost,
about $15,i hn i.

Bronze Heroic Statue of Lieut. -Gen. A. P. Hill, by
Sheppard, erected over Hill’s remains on the Hermit-
age Road just north of the city, by private subscrip-
tions, at a cost of about $15,000.

Bronze Heroic Statue of Gen. Wm. C. Wickham,
by Valentine, provided by private subscription, and
erected in Monroe Park on a granite base at the ex-
pense of the city. Total cost, about $15,000.

Collections of the Southern Historical Society, office
in the State Capitol, R. A. Brock, Esq., Secretary,
which cannot be valued by a standard of dollars and
cents.

Monuments over the grave of Gen. J. E. B. Stuart,
in Hollywood Cemetery, to the dead of Pickett’s Di-
vision and the dead of Otey Battery — both on Gettys-
burg Hill in Hollywood— and to the Richmond How-
itzers, on Howitzer Place, just west of Monroe Park,
represent an outlay of approximately $10,000.

There may be others which I cannot at the moment
recall. I think that three quarters of a million dol-
lars in the aggregate will about represent the invest-

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CONFEDERATE VETERAN.

ment in Confederate Memorials al present existing
here. This includes the Confederate Home, Davis

.Mansion. .etc

“In addition to these, besides the great crowning
monumental work in which you are so active, move-
ments are well advanced for an Equestrian Statue of

(Jen. .1. E. B. Stuart, and a monument to Gen. John
R. Cooke.”

T!i.- ex-Confederate Association of Grayson County.
Texas, are preparing to erect on tin public square at
Sherman, a 82.5im> monument to the memory of ex-
Confederate soldiers.

A monument is being erected near Newport New6,
Ya.. to cost from one to two thousand dollars, to It
erected by tin Lee Camp of Hampton, Ya.. and three

friends.

Newberry, S. C. : “The ladies have erected a ruoi
umenl to the Confederate dead from this county in
the court house square. It is of marble, and costs
11,300.”

Anderson, S: C: “Our noble women have organ-
ized a Confederate Memorial Association, and are now
raising funds to erect a monument in our city.”

A Confederate monument has been erected at
Shcpardstown, Ya., a marble shaft to cost about $2,500.

‘I’hc people of Tipton Co. Tenn., are raising funds for
county monument, and have contributed more than
$50 to the Davis monument.

A movement was started for a Confederate monu-
ment at Fayetteville, Tenn., but it was abandoned on
account of a disastrous cyclone which swept the town.

All honor to our good women at Knoxville, Tenn.,
who organized a Memorial Association iti May, 1K68,
and struggled on persistently, year after year, until
they have secured one of the most beautiful monu-
ments in the country. The monument is a graceful,
well-proportioned shaft, twelve feet square at the base
and twenty-four feet high. It is surmounted with a
heroic statue of a private soldier, standing at parade
rest. The inscription “Commemorates the heroic
courage and unshaken constancy of more than l,(i(H)
soldiers of the South, who, in the great war between
the States, 1861 to 1865, were inspired by the holiness
of a patriotic and impersonal love, and in the
mountain passes of Tennessee, whether stricken in
the field or in hospital ward, gave ungrudgingly their
lives to their country.” The monument is of Ten-
nessee gray marble, and is extremely handsome foT
the cost, 84,500. The unveiling was last Memorial
day, May 10. Tho general address was by Senator W.
B. Bate. ex-Union soldiers co-operated in making the
event a success. The daily press, Republican and
Democratic, gave very eulogistic accounts of the event.
Many gentlemen were helpful to the ladies in their
work, one of whom was Col. P. A. Moses, a member
of the Da’vis Monument Committee for Tennessee.

The Confederate monument in the grassy court-
house yard at Bolivar, Tenn., is very beautiful. It cost
$2,700, is of marble, about thirty feet high from
ground to top, urn on top, shaft draped with flag.
The ornaments are cannon, tents, drums, flags, etc.
Inscription on south side, ” To the Confederate dead
of Hardeman County;” west, “Hardeman County
erects this monument to the memory of her sons fallen

in the service of the Confederate States; 1 ‘ east, “In
hope of a joyful resurrection;” north,

“Though men deserve.

Th- \ inav not win BQOC686.
The brave will honor the i>rave,

\ anqutahed uonc the Laea.”

There is no place in Dixie where more credit is due
for the Confederate cemetery and monument than
Fredericksburg. The wifeofCapt. J. N. Barney, of
that old town, who raised $5,100 for the Confederate
cemetery, with which marble headstones replaced
rotting wood, and a creditable statu, of a private sol-
dier was placed in the center. In telling of the work she
said: “I received several shower baths of cold water
thrown on me by doubting people, who said the South
wa.» too busy trying to make a living to attend to put-
ting headstones to its dead soldiers, but I did not
mind a word they said. First. I put a box on my hall
table for the babies to drop pennies in. It was fine
fun for the servants to make the little fat hands un-
fold for the purpose. Then the children brought me
the five-cent pieces; boys and girls on their way to
school would contribute their money to put tomb-
stones to the soldiers who died to save their homes.
I succeeded in stirring my poor, little battle-scarred
town until I secured $250 from voluntary contribu-
tors. Then I branched off into all the States. Maj.
Spurr, of Nashville, will tell you how I tormented his
unfailing courtesy and patience. Simply by using my
pen and bringing the matter to the hearts of the dear
Southern people, I raised $5,100, and you saw the re-
sult.” In conclusion, she said: .”We must have that
monument to Mr. Davis, and that shortly, while our
generation lasts. It is due our Lost Cause that we
should.”

Helena, Ark., has done herself credit in local mon-
uments. Mrs. Paralee Haskell, Secretary of the Asso-
ciation, writes: The main monument cost $4,500.
The soldier is of fine Italian marble (through M. Mu’l-
doon & Co., of Louisville), was sculptured in Italy and
cost $1,000. The monument is worthy to commemo-
rate our heroes. It was dedicated on May Jo last, with
appropriate ceremonies, the orator of the day being
Col John R. Fellows, of New York. Every dollar for
the monument was paid before it was dedicated. Near
by stands a monument erected a year previous to the
memory of Gen. Patrick R. Cleburne. It is a shaft of
white marble, 25 feet in height, with the following in-
scription on the western side:

PATRICK RoNAYNE CLEBURNE,

Major-Oeneral of C. S. A.,

Born In County of Cork, Ireland, March 17, 182X.

Killed at the Battle of Franklin, Tenn.,

November, 1864.

On the north side the word “Chickamauga” and the
Confederate seal, and the following words from the
poem of Mrs. Virginia Frazer Boyle:

A rift of light
Revealed the horse and rider, then the scene was dim ;

But on the Inner works the death hall
Banc In Cleburne’s ears a battle hymn.

On the east side was the sunburst and the legend
“Franklin.” On the side facing the south was the
harp of Erin entwined with the shamrock, below
which was the stanza, ” Memory ne’er will cease to
cherish deeds of glory thou hast won.” After appro-
priately decorating the graves, Confederate and others,
the spectators departed for the outgoing trains and
boats, which bore away the various crowds who joined
in commemorating and honoring the noble Confede-
rate of rank and file.

CONFEDERATE VETERAN.

Jackson, Term., has erected a tall shaft 70 feet high,
including the figure of a Confederate soldier at parade
rest. It is in the court-house yard.

Hon. D. N. Kennedy, of Clarksville, kindly fur-
nishes us the following data about a monument in
course of erection there: It is to be 48 feet high, 9
feet by 13 feet at base; will be capped by a bronze
statue” 9 feet high. There will be two granite statues
7 feet high, 12 feet above the base. The monument is
being constructed from Barre granite. It is to cost
$7,500, and to be completed in the early spring, and to
be dedicated in May. In a strong speech for that
movement at the last Confederate reunion there Mr.
Kennedy made the effective point that he would not
be willing to omit having a part in it. [It is a fact
worthy of note that Mr. Kennedy is president of the
oldest bank in Tennessee. It was established in 1854
and never suspended, not even during the war. He
and the vice president, Mr. .James I,. Glenn, have
ever been associated in the institution.]

Savannah, Ga., has a Confederate monument that
would be a credit to any city and to any cause. An
extended description of it may be expected in our
next issue. The cost was about $35 ,( * * ‘

The greatest monument to a Confederate that has
ever been erected, size and quality of material con-
sidered, is the Lee monument in Richmond. .In the
reference to it elsewhere no idea of its magnitude i ail
be had except that it cost 175.000. A more accurate
description may be expected hereafter.

.Macon, Ga., has a superb Confederate monument in
the most prominent street crossing in the city. It is
of very white Italian marble, is 37 reel high, ‘including
the statue of a private soldier, 10 feet 6 inches. The
base is of (Georgia) Stone Mountain granite. The in-
scriptions: Great seal of the Confederacy, by copy
belonging to Charles Herbst, a Kentuckian, but ” resi-
dent of Macon almost long enough to be a native,” to
ouote from the Irishman. Then it is ornamen* dwith
the coat-of-arms of Georgia, cannon and other im-
plements of war. It is decorated on all mei^orial
days bv the ladies aud cared for constantly by Mr.
Herbst. It cost 84,500. Hon. John P. Fort, then ol
Macon, paid the expenses of its dedication in 1878 —
$500.

HOMELESS VETERANS IN GEORGIA.

The general public, interested in such matters,
knows how zealously and successfully our people in
Georgia worked to secure a Home in the vicinity of
the capital for disabled Confederate veterans, and that
the State Legislature has refused again and again to
accept the property, coupled with a provision to ap-
propriate a maintenance fund. The trustees, not
content to surrender the cause, have considered several
plans for carrying it on. Col. Brewster submitted a
plan to them, which meets with general favor, for or-
ganizing a stock company of persons who will take
the property, giving so much annually, as necessary
to its support, and then to own it when its special
uses are done.

The Constitution says :

” It is fortunate that the trustees of the Soldiers’
Home have been called together for an early meeting.

“Public sentiment has crystalized into the proper
shape for action, and we are gratified to see that the
suggestion of Colonel Brewster, in regard “to organiz-
ing astock company to run the Home is very gener-
ally indorsed. Other good suggestions will doubtless
be made, and it is to be hoped that the trustees will
feel encouraged to make another effort to save this
splendid charity for our needy and homeless veterans.”

The Richmond Dispatch says:

” It is a lamentable sight to see a battle-scarred sol-
dier of the Confederacy in a poor-house. It is well-
calculated to arouse the suspicion that there is more
buncombe than heartfelt sympathy in the often-heard
praise of the men who fought our battles.

If these Soldiers’ Homes did no more good than to
save a few of these veterans from the poor-houses, we
could well afford to maintain them. It is disgraceful
that any worthy veteran of the Confederate Army
should be forced to live the life of a pauper. It is a
fact, too, that many veterans who have homes, so-
called, an- neither welcome nor comfortable in them.
To these, also, the Soldiers’ Homes offer shelter, food
and respectable companionship.

We shall not presume to offer any advice to the gal-
lant people of the great State of Georgia, but we can
truly say that the Confederate Home here has been of
vast service It could be of greater service still, if it
had more funds at its disposal. * * *

“This we know from what we saw of theGeorgio sol-
diers in the battles around Richmond, that no pro-
vision the Legislature of that State could make for
caring for them in their old age and helplessness would
be beyond their deserts.”

The St. Louis Republic urges the Trustees not to give
up the Home, and hopes that the people of Georgia
will support it freely and voluntarily. It thinks that
the ladies of the State would take care of it.

“From every quarter come expressions of surprise
and indignation at the defeat of this patriotic enter-
prise. In self-detenst — in order to set Georgia right
before the world — our people must come to the rescue
of the home,, and show that they do not propose to
have any of their old defenders sent to the poor-house
while they have it in their power to aid them.

” W • are not committed to any particular plan, but
we hope that the trustees will give the situation their
careful consideration, with a view to opening and
maintaining the Home for the next twenty years. A
stock company organized on the proper basis can make
the institution a success, and get its money back out
of the property with a good profit.”

“Comment upon the situation by the Sunny South :
The Legislature is of fifty days and’full of buncombe;
it assembleth with great dignity and adjourneth with
much joy, and four dollars per diem ; it mnketh a trip
to the World’s Fair, and payeth its expense out of an
appropriation ; it cometh back and sitteth down on
the old veterans with a loud noise; it appropriateth
much lucre to educate the colored man, but verily it
knoweth it to be a good investment, for it shall re-
turn after many days through the convict lessee.”

If New Orleans can erect $150,000 worth of Confed-
erate monuments, and Richmond near that amount,
should the entire South hesitate in an undertaking to
cost only $250,000?

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CONFEDERATE VETERAN.

WORK OF THE VETERANS.

PLAITS ADOPT! D FOB A PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION IX

Mississippi.

The State* Committee appointed to raise funds for
*
the monument to Jefferson Davis, at Richmond. Va.,

for the state of Mississippi, met in the Governor’s

office on Thursday. The members of the committee

present were Maj.-Gen. Stephen D. Lee, Chairman;

Gov. .’. M. Stone, ex-Gov. Robert Lowry and Col. C.

C. Flowerree, Lieut. -Col. Fred J. V. LeDand, the other

member, absent.

The committee passed the following resolutions:

1. That Col. J. L. Power be appointed a committee
of one to correspond and ascertain what amount of
money has been subscribed in different localit : ‘ is
the State to erect a monument to Jefferson Davis, and
if said money ran be used for the monument in
Richmond.

2. That for purposes for organization, the Chair-
man of this committee, Gen. Lee, open correspondence
with the Sheriff of each county in the State, who,
with the Chancery and Circuit Clerks, will be re-
quested to send him the names of six representative
Confederate ladies of the county, who will be a Cen-
tral Committee for the county to raise funds for the
” Jefferson Davis Monument,” in Richmond, with such
other local committees throughout the county in each
supervisor’s district, as they may appoint to assist
them. That Jan. 2, 1893, be named as a day to get
subscriptions for the monument, and thereafter on
each first day of succeeding months till the amount
is obtained. Subscriptions to be not less than 25
cents or more than 81 for each individual. Gen. Lee
to perfect the organization and arrange for the receipt
of the money.

3. That the Chairman of the eomirlittee, Gen.
Lee, appeal to comrades Col. J. L. Power, Col. J. R.
Binford, Col. T. H. Jones, Col. P. M. Savery and Col.
J. R. Mcintosh, to deliver addresses or lectures in
their own and adjacent counties and in such other
localities as they desire in the State, for the purpose of
raising funds for the erection of the monument to
President Davis at Richmond, Va., and that Gen. Lee,
in making this request known to the comrades
mentioned, state that this committee feels confident
that they can rely on their compliance in this work
that is so near the heart of every Confederote veteran.

4. That the Chairman, Gen. Lee, be requested to
appeal to the press of the State to assist the committee,
the different local organizations, the lecturers and
other instrumentalities in carrying out the purpose in
view.

Gen. E. D. Hall, Chairman for North Carolina, in a
recent letter says: “Please forward to me all infor-
mation possible that may assist in the work. As you
will see by the papers I have commenced operations,

and I intend t>> push it to the utmost of my ability.!

I shall ba\ ( the bulk of the work, but North Carolina
will do hi i share.

Gen. B. T. Duval reports organization of the follow-
ing Camps in Arkansas: .The Ben T. Duval, at Fort
Smith; Pen MeCulloeh. ;it Creenwood; Stonewall
Jackson, at Hockett City; Cabell, at Alma; John
Wallace, :it Van Buren ; • Gratoit, a< Hope; Joe Neal,
at Nashville: Haller, at Centre Point; R. W. Harper,
at Morrillton; Jeff Davis, at Conway : W. LI. Hrooks.
at Favetteville, and thai there are others in process of
organization.

In an address to Mississippians, Col. .1. L. Power
says: ” Being anxious tp discharge the duty assigned
me to the best of my ability, I will be thankful for in-
formation as to the whereabouts of amounts already
subscribed for, a monument to Mr. Davis. Imme-
diately after his death a State Monument Association
was organized in Jackson, and subscriptions were
made in several places — some on condition that the
Monument should be in Mississippi, and others with-
out such condition. The Commanders of Camps of
Confederate Veterans, and the Sheriffs, are specially
requested to inquire as to these funds, and have them
forwarded to John S. Ellett, President of the State
Bank, at Richmond, Va., and advise me of the amount
and date when forwarded.”

IN SOUTH CAROLINA.

Hon. John L. Webber, of Charleston, S. C, sends
out this circular: ” Dear Sir — I desire to call your at-
tention to the action recently taken by the combined
associations working to raise funds for the erection of
a monument to President Jefferson Davis. It has
been decided that this monument shall be erected at
Richmond, the Capital of the Confederacy, and $250,-

000 is wanted for the work. We feel sure that this
amount will be easily and quickly raised. The South-
ern people owe it to themselves that a fitting memo-
rial should be erected to the man who will stand in
history as the chief representative of principle-, that
are dear to their hearts. I feel that it is useless to
urge this matter. I hope you will take steps at once
to raise as much money from your friends as you can.

1 would suggest the enlistment of the ladies in this
cause, and feel sure that considerable money can be
raised during the fall and winter through entertain-
ments of various kinds. All moneys collected should
be sent at once to Mr. John S. Ellett, Richmond, Va.,
who is the bonded Treasurer of the combined Monu-
ment Funds.

Gen. Ben T. Duval, Chairman for Arkansas, expects
to convene his committee at Little Rock this month
during the session of the Legislature.

Some of the States have not organized because .of
the inability of the Chairman to take charge of the
work. Preparation is being made to supplv these de-
ficiencies, and it is expected that organization will be
completed in the States, also in New York and Chicago.

CONFEDERATE VETERAN.

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UNITED CONFEDERATE VETERANS.

The first article of the constitution of the asso-
ciation declares : ” The object and purpose of “this or-
ganization will be strictly social, literary, historical
and benevolent. It w ill endeavor to unite in a gen-
eral federation all associations of the Confederate vet-
erans, soldiers and sailors, now in existence or here-
after to, be formed ; to gather authentic data for an im-
partial history of the war between the States; to pre-
serve the relics or mementoes of the same; to cherish
the ties of friendship that exist among the men who
have shared common dangers, common Buffering and
privations ; to care for the disabled and extend a help-
ing hand to the needy; to protect the widow and or-
phan and to make and preserve the record of the serv-
ices of every member, and as far as possible of those
of our comrades who have preceded us in eternity.”

The last article provides that neither discussion of
political or religious subjects nor any political action
shall be permitted in the organization, and any asso-
ciation violating that provision shall forfeit its
membership.

(l§n. J. B. Gordon, the Commander of the Veterans,
in an address to the soldiers and sailors, said:

Comrades, no argument is needed to secure for those
objects your enthusiastic indorsement. They have
burdened your thoughts for many years; you have
cherished them in sorrow, poverty and humiliation.
In the face of misconstruction you have held them in
vour hearts with the strength of religious convictions.
fto misjudgments can defeat your peaceful purpose –
for the future. Vour aspirations have been lifted by
the mere force and urgency of surrounding conditions
to a plane far above t he palt ry considerat ion of parti-
san triumphs. The honor of the American govern-
ment, the just powersof the Federal government, the
equal rights of States, the integrity of the consti-
tutional union, the sanctions of law and the enforce-
ment of order have no class of defenders more true
and devoted than the ex-soldiers of the South and
their worthy descendants. Hut you realize the great
truth that a people without the memories of heroic
suffering or sacrifice are a people without a history.

To cherish such memories and recall such a past.
whether crowned with success or consecrated in de-
feat is to idealize principle and strengthen character, in-
tensify love of country and convert defeat and disaster
into pillars of support for future manhood and noble
womanhood. Whether the Southern people under
their changed conditions may ever hope to witness
another civilization which shall equal that which be-
gan with their Washington and ended with their Lee,
it is certainly true that ‘devotion to their glorious past
is not only the surest guarantee of future progress and
the holiest bond of unity, but is also the strongest
claim they can present to the confidence and respect
of the other sections of the Union.

In conclusion, I beg to repeat, in substance at least,
a few thoughts recently expressed by me to the State
organization, which apply with equal force to this
general brotherhood.

It is political in no sense except so far as the word
” political ” is a synonym of the word ” patriotic.” It

is a brotherhood over which the genius of philan-
thropy and patriotism, of truth and of justice will
preside; of philanthropy, because it will succor the
disabled, help the needy, strengthen the weak and
cheer the disconsolate; of patriotism, because it will
cherish the past glories of the dead Confederacy and
transmute them into living inspirations for future
service to the living republic ; of truth, because it will
seek to gather and preserve as witnesses for history
the unimpeachable facts which shall doom falsehood
to die that truth may live, of justice, because it will
cultivate National as well as Southern fraternity and
will condemn narrow-mindedness and prejudice and
passion, and cultivate that broader, higher and nobler
sentiment, which would write on the grave of every
soldier who fell on our side : ” Here lies an American
hero, a martyr to the right as his conscience con-
ceived it.”

I rejoice that a general organization too, long neg-
lected, has at last been perfected. It is an organiza-
tion which all honorable men must approve and
which heaven itself will bless. I call upon you,
therefore, to organize in every State and community
where ex-Confederates may reside, and rally to the
support of the high and peaceful objects of the United
Confederate Veterans, and move forward until by the

Eower of organization and persistent effort your
eneficent and Christian purposes are fully accom-
plished.

UNITED CONFEDERATE VETERAN I WIT-.
ALABAMA.

POST-OFI II I . CAMP. NO. OKU

Bessemer Bessemer 187… W. H. Jones, N. H.Sewall.

Birmingham W.J. Hnnlee 8»…Oen. F. 8 Ferguson, R. E.

Jot:

Eutaw Banders. U Capt. G.H. Dole, T.H.Mundy.

Mobile.. Raphael Semmes n Cant. Thos. T. Roche. Wm.

E. HI

Montgomery. .Lomax 151…Capt. Emmet. Selbels, J. H.

‘ Higglns.

ARKANSAS.

Benton vllle ……Cabell 89 Capt. N. 8. Henry, A. J. Bates.

Fort Smith Ben T. Duval 146.. .Capt. P. T. Devaney, John T.

Duval.

FLORIDA.

Brookvllle W. W. Loring 13 Oeii. John (‘. Devant, Col.

Fred L. Robertson.

Dade Cltv Pasco C. V. Ass’n…. 57. ..Capt. John B. Johnston, A.

H. Ravesles.

Fernandlno Nassau 104. Thos. A. Hull.

Iverncss Geo. T.Ward 148 Capt. W. C. Zimmerman. W.

s. Turner.

Jacksonville ..R. E. I,ee 5K Gen. Wm. Baya, C. W. Smith.

Jasper Slewarl 156. ..Capt. H. J. Stewart.

Lak. i Lty. .Columbia Co 150…Capt. W. R, Moore, W. M. Ives

Marlanna Milton 132. ..Capt. W. 1). Barnes, Frank

Philip.

Montlcello Patton Anderson… 60 …Capt. W. C. Bird, B. W. Part-

ridge.

Ocala MarlonCo.C. V. A 56 < apt. J. J. Flnley, Wm. Fox.

Orlando Orange Co 54. ..Capt. W. H. Jewell, B. M.

Robinson.

Palmetto Geo. T.Ward 53…Japt. J. C. Pelot.J.W. Nettles.

Pensacola Ward C. V. Ass’n 10.Gen.Geo. Reese, C.V. Thomp-
son.

Quinev . D.Ij. Kenan. 140. ..Capt. R. H. M. Davidson, D.

M. McMillan.

st. Augustine ..E. Klrby Smith 17″> (‘apt. J. A. Enslow, Jr.

Sanford a Gen. J. Flnnegan 149 Capt. A. M. Thrasher, C. H.

Lefler.

Tallahassee Lamar 161. ..R. A. Whitfield.

Tampa HUlsboro 36 …Capt. F. W. Merrln, H. L.

Crane.

Tltusvllle Indian River 47. Capt. Jas. Prltchett, A. D.

Cohen.

GEORGIA.

Atlanta Fulton Co., Ga 159. ..Gen. W. L. Calhoun, John F.

Edwards.

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CONFEDERATE VETERAN.

Daltoo Jos.E. Johnston 84. ..Capt. A. F. Roberts, J. A.

Blanton.

Spring Place John B. Gordon 50.. .Capt. R. E.Wilson, W. H.

Ramsey.
ILLINOIS.

Chicago Ex-Con. Ase’n 8…Capt John W. White, R Lee

France.

INDIAN TERRITORY.

Ardroore John H. Morgan 107… Capt. J. L. Gaut, R. Scales.

McAlester Jeff Lee 88.. Gen. N. P. Guy, R. B. Cole-
man.

KENTUCKY.
Bowling Green.Bowllng Green 148 ..Capt. W. F. Perry, James A.

Mitchell.
Cynthlana Cynthlana 99 Capt. D. M. Snyder, Thos. 8.

Logwood.

Georgetown Georgetown..

… 98. ..Capt. A. H.Sinclair, Thos. S.

Logwood.
Hnrrodsburg Harroddsburg 98. ..Capt. Bush W. Allln, Thos. 8.

Logwood.
Lawreneeburg…Lawrenceburg 101. ..Capt. P. H. Thomas, Thos. S.

Logwood.
Lexington Lexington 100. ..Gen. John Boyd, Thos. S.

Logwood.

Paducah A.P.Thompson 174. ..Cant. W. G. Bullitt, J. M.

Browne.

Paris Paris ft”>…Capt. A. T. Forsyth, Thos. S.

Logwood.

Russellville John W. Caldwell. ..139… Mol. J. B. Brlggs, W. B. Mc-
carty.

Versailles Versailles 96. ..Capt. Jos. C. Bailey, Thos. 8.

Logwood.

LOUISIANA.

Alexandria Jeff Davis O…Gen. Geo. O. Watts, Capt. W.

W. Whittlngton.

Amite City Amite City 78.. .Capt. A. P. Richards, G. W.

Bankston.

Baton Rouge Baton Rouge 17. Gen. John McGrath, F. W.

Heroman.

Berwick Winchester Hull 178… Capt. M. W. Bateman, F. O.

Brian.

Donaldson vlllcMaJ. V. Mauiln 38.. .Capt. 8. A. Poche.P. Ganel.

Evergreen R L. Gibson 83. Col. Win. M.Ewell, I.C. John-
son.

Lake Charles Calcasieu C. Vet 02. ..Capt. W. A. Knapp, W. L.

Hutchlngs.

Mansfield Mouton 41. ..Capt. Cbas. Schuler, T. G.

Peg lies.
Merrick Isaiah Norwood 110. ..Capt.. D. T. Merrick, J. Jewell

Taylor.
Nad liltoches… Natchitoches 40 ..(.’apt. J. Alp. Prudhomme, C.

K. Levy.
New Orleans Army of N. Va I. ..Col. W. R Lyman, Thos. B.

O’Brien.
New Orleans Army of Teun 2. ..Gen. John Glynn, Jr., Nicho-
las Cuny.
New Orleans Wash. Artillery 15. ..Col. B. F. Eshelmnn, Lteut.-

Col. L. A. Adam.
New Orleans Henry St. Pnul 1(1.. .Gen. Jos. Demoruelle, Col. M.

T. Docros.

OpelOUKlls It. E. Lee 14. ..Capt. L. D. Prescott, Col. B.

Blooinncld.
Plai|iienilne Iberville 18. ..(‘apt. (‘bus. H. Dickinson,

John L. Durdcnne.

Hayvllle Rlelllillld

Husttn Knstln

1,12 .. (apt. Johns. Sunwnerlln, O.

T. Smith.

7…t’iipt. Allen Baikdale, J. L.

Bond.

Shrevcport- Gen. Lcroy Stafford 3 …Cant. Wm. Kinney, Will H.

I’unnarri.

Tiinglpuhou Cninp Since..

(K) (apt. O. P. A mucker, O. R.

ant. O.
Tn) lor,

MISSISSIPPI.

Boonevllle W. H. H. Tlson 1711. ..(apt. D. T. Henll, J.W. Smith.

Columbus Ishnm Harrison 27. Dr. It, A. Vuiiglniii, W. A.

Campbell.
Crystal Sp’gs Bon Humphreys 19 Capt. C. Humphries, .1. M.

Haley.
Edwards W. A. Montgomery 20…C«pt. W. A. Montgomery, H.

YV. Barrett.
Fayette J. J. Whitney 22 …Cupt. W. L. Stephen, W. K.

Penny.

Hattlcsburg Hattlcsburg 21 …Cupt. Geo. D. Harttleld, Evan

II. Harris.

•Holly Springs. ..Kit Mott 23. Capt. Jus. F. Flint, Sum. H.

Pryor.

Jackson Robt. A. Smith 24. ..Capt. W. D. Holder, George s.

Green.
Macon Jas. Longstreet 180.. Capt. W. H. Foote, J. L.

Griggs.
Meridian Walthall 2.1. .Capt. W. F. Brown, B. V.

White.

Miss. City Beauvalr.., 120. ..Gen. J. R Davis, F. S. Hewes.

Natchez Natchex….. ‘….■ 20.. Lieut. -Col. F. J. V. LeCand,

E. L. Hopkins.

Port Gibson Claiborne 187. ..Capt. A. K. Jones, Wm, W.

?apt. A.
Moore.

Rosedale Montgomery 52. ..Col. F. A. Montgomery, Chas.

C. Farrar.

Tupelo John M.Stone 181. ..Gen. John M.Stone, P. M.

Savery.
Vlcksburg Vlcksburg 82…Capt. D. A. Campbell, Clem

Davis.
Woodvllle’ Woodvllle 49. ..Capt. J. H. Jones, P. M.

Stockett.
Yazoo City Yazoo Camp 176. ..Capt. S. D. Bobertson, W. R.

McCutcheon.

MISSOURI.

Kansas City Kansas City 80. ..Capt. Jos. W. Mercer, Geo. B.

Spratt.

NORTH CAROLINA.
Clinton Sampson 137. ..Capt. R. H. Holliday, C. P.

Henlng.
Newton Catawba 162. ..Capt. J. <i. Hull, L. K. Whlt-

ener.

OKLAHOMA.

Oklahoma C’t. D. H. Haninion.. 177. ..Capt. J. W. Johnston, John

O. Cusler.

SOUTH CAROLINA.

Aiken Barnard E. Bee 84. ..Capt. B. H. Teugue, J. N.

Wlgfall.

St. Georges Stephen Elliott B1…J. Otey Reed.

TENNESSEE.

Chattanooga N. B. Forrest 4. ..Gen. J. F. Shlpp, L. T. Dick-
inson.

Clarksvlllc Forbes 77. ..Cant. T. H. Smith, Clay

Stacker.

Fayettevllle S’kelford-Fulton 114. ..Col. James D. Tillman, W. H.

Cash Ion.

Franklin..

..John L. McEwen . —…Capt. B. F. Roberts, R. N.

pt. B. F

Richards

Jackson John Ingram 37 ..Cupt. E. 8. Mallory, S. E. Ker-

tolf.

Knoxvllle Felix K. Zolllcoffer…46… Capt. John F. Horn, Chas.

ipt. John
Ducloux.

KiKixvllle Fred Ault 6. ..Col. Frank A. Moses, MaJ. J.

W. S. Frlerson.
Lewlsburg Dibrell 55…Capt. W. P. Irvine, W. G.

Lloyd,.
McKenzle…. Stonewall Jackson.. 42. ..Capt. Marsh Atklsson, Dr. J.

P. Cannon.

Memphis Con. His. Ass’n 28.. .Col. C. W. Frazer, R. J. Black.

Murfreesboro.. .. Joe B. Palmer 81. ..Capt. W. S. McLemore. Wm.

Led better.

Nashville Frank Cheutham… 35. Elder R. Lin Cave, Col. John

P. Hickman.

Shelby vi Me Win. Frlerson..

B3 …Capt. John M. Hastings. Jno.
G. Arnold.

Tulluhomn Pierce B. A nderson.173… Capt. J. P. Bennett, W. J.

Travis.

12.. .Capt. W. H. Brannan, J. J.

Martin.
TEXAS.

Abilene Abilene F2…T. W. Dougherty.

Abilene Taylor Co 69…Col. H. L. Bentlcy, Theo.

Heyck.

Winchester Turney

Alvarado..

..Alvurado 160. J. R. Posey.

Athens Howdy Martin 65. ..Capt. D. M. Morgan, W. T.

Eustace.

Atlanta Stonewall Jackson.. 91 ..Cant. J. 1). Johnson, James

N. Simmons.

Austin John B Hood 103. .. Capt. Wm. M. Brown, Chas.

H. Powell.
Beaumont A. S. Johnston 75. ..(‘apt. Jen” Chaisson, Tom J-

Russell,

Beltow Bell Co. ex-Con As .122. (‘apt. H. M. Cook, R H.Tur-
ner.

Bonhum Sul Ross 164. ..(‘apt. J. P. Holmes.

Brownwood Stonewall Jackson .118.. .Capt. Carl Vincent, R. L.

Bryan

..J.B.Robertson 124. .. Cupt. H. B. Stoddard, W. H.

Harmon.

Buffalo! iup Camp Moody — ..Capt. Ben F. Jones, J. J.

Ewbank.

Calvert W. P. Townsend 111. ..Capt. J. H. Drennon, C. W.

Hlgglnbotliain.

Cumersou Ben MeCullough 29.. . Capt. E. J. Mclver, Joseph B.

Moore.

..union James L. Hogg i:«…Cnpt. T. J. Towles, W. D.

Thompson.

Carthage Hornce RAiidnll 163…J. R. Bond, J. M. Woolworth.

Cleburne Pat Cleburne 88.. Capt. O. T. Plummer, 8. C.

Scurlock.

CONFEDERATE VETERAN.

13

Colorado Albert Sidney — ..

Columbus Shropshire-Upton …112;.

Coleman John Pi lham 76..

Corpus Christ!.. .Jos. E. Johnston 63..

Corstcana C. M. Winkler 147..

Crockett.” Crockett 141..

Caldwell Camp Rogers 142.

Dallas Sterling Price 31..

Decatur Ben McCulloch 30..

Denton Snl Ross 129..

Dublin Erath A Comanche H i

Fairfield Win. I.. M ly 87..

Farney Camp Bee 180..

.Capt. W. V. Johnson, Tbos.

Q. Mullin.
..Capt. Geo. McCormlck, J. J.

Dick.
Capt. J. J. Callan, James M.

Williams.
Capt. H. R. Sutherland. M. C.

Spvnn.
Capt. R. M.Collins.
Capt. Enoch Branson, J. F.

Martin.
.J. F. Matthews.
Capt. J. J. Miller. Gen. Wm.

L. Thompson.
Capt. Will A. Miller, A. Ed-
wards.

(‘apt. Hugh McKenxie, J. R.

Burton,
(ien. J. T. Harris, L. E. (iil-

lett.
.Capt. (Jeo. T. Bradley. L. G.
Sandlfer.

Capt, T. M. Daniel, 8. G.

Fleming.

Sulphur Sp’gs…Matt Ashcroft 170. ..Capt. R. M. Henderson, M. G.

Millar.

Taylor A.S.Johnston 165.. Capt. M. Ross, P. Hawkins.

Tyler A.S.Johnston 48. ..Capt. James P. Douglas, Sid

S. Johnson.
Vernon Camp Cabell 125 ..Capt. Shem E. Hatehett, M.

D. Davis.
• Waxahachle Jeff Davie 108. ..Capt. R. P. Mackey, W. M.

McKnight.
Weatherford Tom Green 1*9. Capt. J. P. Rice, M. V. Kln-

nlson.
Wichita Falls… W. J. Hardee 78. Capt. C. R. Crockett. N. A.

Robinson.
WASHINGTON, D. C.
Washington Wash. City Con 171 .MaJ. Albert Akers.

Fort Worth It. K. Lee 158 Col. B. B. i-addock

Frost R. Q, MilN Kw;

Gainesville Jos. E. Johnston 1 1 «•

Galveston…. Magruder 106.

Gatesvllle Ex-C. A. Coryell Co 185

Goldthwalte Jerl Davis 117..

Gonzai.-s Gonsale* 156

Graham …. Young County 127..

Gran bury Granbnry 87

Hamilton A. S. Johnston 116..

Hemstead Tom (ireen 188

Henrietta Sul Ross 172..

Hlllshoro Hill County

.Kaufman Gto. D. Manlon US..

Kingston A. S. Johnston 71

Ladonla Roht. E.Lee 126.

I.aGrange Col. B. Tlmnions 61..

Lampasas R. E. Lee 6H.

Lubbock F. R. Lubbock 188..

Madisonvllle Johh O. Walker 128 .

Meridian A. S. Johnston 115

Merkel Merkel 79.

Mexia Joe Johnston 94

Mlnneola Wood County 153..

Mt. Enterprise Kosscr 82

Mt. Pleasant Col. Dud Jones 121..

Montague Bob stone 93.

McKlnney Collin County 109..

Navasota Pat Cleburne 102

Palestine Palestine 44..

Pails A.M. Johnston 70

Paint Rock…… Jeff Davis 168..

Rockwall Rockwall 74.,

Roby W. W. Lorlng 1.54 .

San Antonio A.S.Johnston 144..

Capt. A. Chamberlain, Dr. M.
F. Wakefield.

Capt .1 M. Wright, John T.
Walker.

Gen. T. X. Waul, Chris C.

H, avails.
W. I.. Saunders.

Ma], .1. E. Martin, F. H.Tay-
lor.

Maj. W. B. Savers, M. East-
land.

Capt A. T. <iay. Y. M. Ed-
wards.

.1. A. Formlvalt. I. R. Morris

(apt. W. T. Sax, .11. 1 <
Powell.

(‘apt. Van B. Thorn ton, Barn
Schwarz.

Capt. F. J. Barren, c. B. Pat-
terson.

Win. A. Fields.

Cant. Jos. Hufi’master, K. S.
Pipes.

Capt. J. F. Puckett. T. J. Fos-
ter.

.Cant. (i. W. lllakcn.y. F. W.

‘apt. (J. W.
Rlakeney.

Capt. R. H. Phelps. Nalt H,,l

man.
.1. S. Lauderdale. D. c .

Thomas.
(apt. W. D. Crump, (i. W

Shannon
R. Wiley.
Capt. Robert Donnell, J. W.

Adams [acting).
(ape J. T Tucker, A. A.

Baker.
Capt. (‘. L. Watson, H. W.

Williams.

(“apt. J. H. Huftmastcr. Geo;
A. Cage.

(apt. Thos. Turner, Ben Bird-
well.

Capt. (‘. L. Dlllabnnty. .1. C.
Turner.

Capt. Bob Eean, R. D. Rng-

eley.
.Gen. W. M. Bush, H. C. Mack.
Capt.W. E. Barry. R. M. West.
Capt. J. W. Ewlng, J. M. Ful-

llnwider.

(‘apt. Geo. H. Provlne, John
W. Webb.

Capt. W. T. Melton, J. W.
Ratchford.

.(‘apt. M.S. Austin, X. C Ed-
wards,
(‘apt. D. Speer, W. H. Smith.

Cant. John S. Ford, Taylor
McRae.

Monument to be Erected in Chicago. — An address
of the Ex-Confederate Association of Chicago says:
“This Association has appointed a committee for the
purpose of raising funds with which to erect a monu-
ment over 7,000 American soldiers who did while
prisoners of war at Camp Don glass, ah d who now lie
in unmarked and neglected graves at Oakwoods Cem-
etery, near this city, where several acres have been
assigned us through the medium of the War Depart-
ment, on which we purpose to erect this monument
as a fitting memorial to our former companions in
arm-. And we trust that a- it is lifted toward the
peaceful skies it may he symbolical of that sweet and
enduring peace with which a great nation emphasizes
its unstinted, brotherly reunion. On our committee
are the names ol three honorary members of our Asso-
ciation who were gallant soldiers of the Union Army,
viz., (ien. I. X. Stile-. Gen. Joseph Stockton and
Charles I’. Packer, President of the Park National
Hank of Chicago, which is t lie depository of the fund.
We re<|urst our friends to send contributions to the
above-named bank. Any information in regard to the
matter can be obtained by addressing either Col John
George Ryan, chairman, or F. It. Southmayd, secre-
tary. Room 615, No. ‘i’io Dearborn street, Chicago.

pessi< >m:i;s ixder pay of the hoyersmf.st.

Washington, Nov. 30. — The annual report of Mr.
Greene B. Raum, Commissioner of Pensions, made
public to-day, shows that there were oil the pension
rolls June 30, 1892, 876,068 pensioners, an increase
during the year of 199,908.

The total amount expended during the fiscal year
was 8139,03-5,612. For the present fiscal year $144.-
956,000 is appropriated. The Commissioner estimates
that a deficiency appropriation of 110.508,621 will be
necessary. An estimate of $165,000,000 is submitted
for tlie next fiscal vear.

THE PERCY <!RE<. HISTORY.

Capt. T. H. C. Peery, R. J.
Browning.

Seymour Bedford Forrest 86

Sherman Mildred Lee, 90. C

Sweetwater E. C. Walthall 92

H

alker.

Capt. W. D. Beall. J. H. Free-
man.

Messrs West. Johnston & Co., of Richmond, have
published recently a history of the United States
“from the foundation of Virginia to the reconstruction
of the Union.” It is an octavo volume and sold at
$2.50. The work is by an enlightened Englishmen,
who “has beon brave enough” to give the South an
impartial and just place in history, and, as such,
merits the approval and interest of all Southerners.

The English edition is entirely out of print, copies
of it cannot be had at any price.

14

CONFEDERATE VETERAN.

THE REBEL YELL.

Many people think of the three measured huzzas
given now and then as “the rebel yell.” It ie shock-
ing to an old Confederate to consider such deception.
The venerable widow of Hear Admiral Raphael
Semraee, in attending a Confederate reunion at Mem-
phis a couple of year.- ago, modestly expressed her
wish to hear “the rebel yell.” Something of an old
time cheer came from the throats of men who gladly
tried to compliment the wife of the eminent naval
commander. Kellar Anderson, who was of the Ken-
tucky Orphan Brigade and had heard the yell, wrote a
reminiscence for the Memphis Appeal. It is this
saint Anderson, called Captain and again Gen. Ander-
son, who honored his native Kentucky, his adopted
Tennessee and American heroism some months ago at
i ‘oal Creek, in defying the miners who had captured
him and demanded ransom for his head, when it
seemed but madness to refuse their demands. One
thing is sure, he had heard “the rebel yell.”

” There is a Southern mother on this stand who
says she wants to hear the rebel yell once more.”

” The announcement transforms, and in an instant
1 find myself acting the humble part of file-closer to
Company I. Fifth Kentucky Infantry, with pieces at
the right shoulder, the brigade in route column.
With the active, strong, swinging stride of the en-
thusiastic trained soldier, they hold the double cpuick
over rocks, logs, gullies, undergrowth, hill and vale,
until amid the ioliage of the trees above them, the
hulling shell and hissing shot from the enemy’s field
guns gives notice that if retreating they have missed
the way. Yet, there is no command to halt. Direct,
on unchanged course, this battle-scarred and glory-
mantled battalion of Kentucky youths continues,
and as thev reach the open woods, in clarion tones
comes the order, ‘Change front, forward on first com-
pany,” etc. The order executed found them formed
on ground but recently occupied by a battalion of
their foes, and few of these had left their positions.
The battalion of Kentuckians were in battle array
where once were they, but now the ground was almost
literally covered with the Federal dead, the entire
length of our regiment of 700 men. Men, did I say?
Soldiers is the word; there were few men among them,
they being youths, but soldiers indeed. The increas-
ing’spat, whirl and hiss of the minnie balls hurrying
by, left no doubt of the fact among these soldiers.
They are about to enter the action again and forward
is the order. ‘Steady, men, steady; hold your fire;
not a shot without orders. It is hard to stand, but
you must not return it. We have friends in our front
yet. They are being hard pressed, and their ammu-
nition is almost expended, but they are of our proud-
est and best, and Humphries’ Mississippians will hold
that ridge while they have a cartridge.

” It is nearing sunset, and after two days of fearful
carnage — aye, one of the best contested battles of the
times, the enemy has been driven pell-mell from
many parts of the field. Our losses are numbered by
thousands, and we are now advancing in battle array,
the little red flag with blue cross dancing gaily in the
air over heads of those who were there to defend it.

The last rays of the setting sun had kissed the
autumn foil ige when we stepped into open ground
and found that we were amid the wreck of what a
few short minutes ago bad been a superb six-gun bat-
tery! The uniform of the dead artillerymen and the
gaily caparisoned bodies of the many dead horses,
proclaimed this destruction the work of our friends.
We look upon the dead, pull our cartridge boxes a
little more to the front and resolve once more to face
the destruction we are now entering. The boom of
artillery increases. The rattle of musketry is steady
— aye, incessant and deadly. The sulphurous smoke
has’ increased until almost stifling. Only fifty yards
of space separates us from the gallant Mississippians,
we are there to support. They have clung to the
ridge with a death-like grip, but their last cartridge
has been fired at the enemy, and their support being
at hand these sturdy soldiers of Long-treet’s corps are
ordered to retire.

” Simultaneously the support was ordered forward.
As the Mississipiaiis retired, the deep-volumed shouts
of the enemy told us plainer than could words that
the enemy thought they had routed them. Oh, how
differently we regarded the situation! If they .mid
have seen them as we — halting, kneeling, lying down,
ranging themselves in columns of files behind the
large trees to enable us to get at the enemy with an
unbroken front, each man as we passed throwing cap
high into the overhanging foliage in honor of our
presence — then I imagine their shouts would have
been suppressed. ‘Steady in the center! Hold your
fire! Hold the colors back!’ The center advanced
too rapidly. We are clear of our friends now, only
the enemy in front, and we meet face to face on a spur
of Mission Ridge, which extends through theSnodjirass
farm, and we are separated by eightv yards. Thud!
and down goes Private Robertson. He turned, smiled
and died. Thud! Corporal Gray shot through the

neck. ‘Get to the rear!

id I. Thud! Thud!

Thud! Wolf, Michael, the gallant Thompson. Thud!
Thud! Thud! Courageous Oxley, the knightly
Desha, and duty-loving Cummings. And thus it goes.
The fallen increase, and are to be counted by the hun-
dreds. The pressure is fearful, but the ‘sand-digger’
is there to stay. ‘Forward! Forward!’ rang out
along the line. We move slowly to the front.

“There is now sixty yards between us. The enemy
scorn to fly ; he gives back a few paces ; he retires a
little more^ but still faces us, and loads as he backs
away. We are now in the midst of his dead and
dying, but he stands as do the sturdy oaks about him.
We have all that is possible for human to bear ; our
losses are fearful, and each moment some comrade
passes to the unknown. At last Humphries’ Missis-
sippians have replenished boxes and are working
arounil our right. Trigg’s Virginians are uncovering
to our left. I feel a shock about my left breast, spin
like a top in the air, and come down in a heap. I
know not how long before came the sounds ‘Forward!
Forward! Forward!’ I rise on my elbow. Look!
Look! There they go, all at breakneck speed, the
bayonet at charge. The firing appears to suddenly
cease for about five seconds. Then arose that do-or-die
expression, that maniacal maelstrom of sound; that
penetrating, rasping, shrieking, blood-curdling noise,
that could be heard for miles on earth, and whose

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volumes reached the heavens; such an expression as
never yet came from the throats of Mine men. l>ut from
men whom the seething blast of an imaginary hell
would not check while the sound lasted.

” The battle of Chickamauga is won.

” Dear Southern mother, that was the Rebel yell,
and only such scenes ever did or ever will produce it.

“Even when engaged, that expression from theCon-
federate soldier always made my hair stand on end.
The young nun and youths who composed this un-
earthly music were lusty, jolly, clear-voiced, hardened
soldiers, full of courage, and proud to march in rags,
barefoot, dirty and hungry, with head erect to meet
the plethoric ranks of the besl equipped and best fed
army of modern times. Alas’ now many of them are
decrepit from ailment and age, and although we will
never grow mid enough to cease being proud of the
record of the Confederate soldier, and the dear old
mothers who bore them, we can never again, even at
your bidding, dear, dear mother, produce the Rebel
yell. Never again : never, never, never.”

RELIGION IN THE SOUTHERN ARMY.

JUDGE TURNEY ON” MR DAVIS.

Tin: jurist’s or/.v/o.v of the fallen < inrFTAiy.

In a speech at ( darks vi lie. Ten n., Judge Turney said
he did not care to make a speech except to keep him-
self identified with the immortal idea of constitutional
gO\ eminent.

This was not altogether an occasion of mourning.
The South had much to he thankful for, Her grand
leader had lived long, enough to see the* intense- hatred
and slander horn of the war pass away, and to know
that the divisions among his own people were healed,
and all believed that he acted upon conscientious and
upright judgment.

He spoke of Mr. Davis as a comrade as well as a
.statesman. He had seen him risk his life on two
battlefields. He remembered seeing him at the first
Manassas, and he felt outraged that the great
guiding brain of the Confederacy as he considered
Mr. Davis, should take such risks. Again, when the
noble Hatton fell Mr. Davis was on the field. He saw
Hatton ‘s troops go into the fight, and, noting Hatton
at its head, Mr. Davis said : “That brigade moves in
handsomely, hut it will lose its commander.” Mr.
Davis thought for others but not for himself.

He thought Mr Davis the ablest defender of consti-
tutional law in the Union. From his sacrifice he
could come to no other conclusion than that Mr.
Davis believed in the justice of the South’s cause as he
believed in the Christian religion. He had absolutely
no doubt of the right of a State to go out of the Union
when the terms of the Union were violated. His
State papers would live as long as Jefferson’s. He was
the equal of Jefferson, Calhoun and Webster, and
superior to all who lived when he breathed his last.
Mr. Davis was immortal. He would live while man-
hood lasts.

[From the New York Evangelist.]

Dear Dr. Field: I have just read- your article on
Stonewall Jackson in Harper’s Magazine, and it is as
if I had been to a good church service. Indeed, I
could baldly have shed so many tears under a sermon.
When you speak of the religious spirit in the South-
ern army, it takes me hack to Dalton, and the great
Johnston-Sherman campaign. That you can see the
truth so clearly, through the many mystifying glasses
through which you looked before coming face to face
with us, amazes me when I read from your pen, that
is always so kind and just.

There has never been, even in the army of Crom-
well or G ust a v us Adolphus. a stronger religious feeling
than there was in the army under Joseph E.Johnf
That great commander, who strengthened the con-
fidence of his men while on retreat, was confirmed in
the Episcopal Church by one of his Lieutenant Gen-
erals, Bishop Polk. That day was a sort of half holi-
day in the army.

Hut it was to tell you of the experiences among the
boy soldiers that I intended to write, and to tell you
of my o\\ 11 personally.

Late one afternoon 1 asked to go with me, to a se-
cluded spot, a young comrade, who had been my
schoolmate, classmate, and intimate associate, whose
conversion a few days previous had causedhis face to
be ihanged so that hg exhibited a meekness which
was not natural to him. He was thoroughly convert-
ed. 1 sought an interview with him, that I might get
comfort. We left our place of conference just before
dark, to go directly to tlfe night service. It was a new
camp near Dal ton, and just before the beginning of
that campaign of one hundred days’ fighting over the
one hundred miles back to Atlanta.

After the sermon I was off in the dark in an agony
of prayer that something would arouse me to realize
the uncertainty of life. Mv friend had remained in
the altar place, talking ami praying with penitents.
Suddenly there came a heavy, dull thud, like the fall-
ing of a tree in the forest, as indeed it was, an old oak
that had been burned off at the roots. Rut the tragi-
cal part of it was. that it struck in its fall a file of
young ni( n who were in its path, of whom ten were
killed by the stroke, anil lay dead in a row under the
huge trunk. They were all bright young fellows, full
of life and promise of the number was this life-long
friend, whose sweetest counsel had been given me just
before that service. I was his only watcher that night.
Profanity, which is so common among soldiers, was
almost entirely given up. There were no scoffers at
the religion that had such a hold upon the army.

Thank you, Dr. Field, for the tribute to Stonewall
Jackson, and for all vour generous and courageous
words about the South” ! S. A. C.

The above was written as a private letter. Its ap-
pearance in print was a surprise, and this reproduc-
tion is rather accidental.

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CONFEDERATE VETERAN.

The (Confederate *Jctevan.

Fifty Cent* a Year. 8. A. CUNNINGHAM. Editor.

Office at The American, Corner Church and Cherry 8ts.

■ This publication Ib the personal property of S. A.Cunningham.
Money paid for It docs not augment the Monument Fund directly,
but as an auxiliary Its benefit cerlalnly makes It eminently worthy
the patronaxe of every friend of the cause.

Thk Confederate Veteran appears as an organ of
all the brotherhood in the Southern States, and
wherever else they may sojourn. It has for a leading
object their complete organization into such enter-
prises as will promote their general welfare. It will
merit the co-operation and favor of every survivor of
the Confederate service. It rises for duty.

First, it is committed to a cause that should and
will illustrate the undying devotion of the living to
the memories of their sacred dead. The misfortunes
of the struggle through those awful years of privation
and trial, wherein some blamed others for failures
that at last proved fatal to all, are remembered now
with the utmost commiseration, and not only have
controversies between generals ceased, but every true
man is devoted to all of his fellows, and all alike
revere devoutly the memory of our Chieftain, whose
intelligence and devotion to principle caused him to
suffer without murmur to the end. Since Mr. Davis’
death the sentiment has grown to erect a memorial to
liim at Richmond, where he is to be buried, at the
request of his wife, and to make it typical of the
Souths heroism and sacrifice.

This issue of the CONFEDERATE VETERAN will give
a sort of out outline of what it may be expected to
contain. Some practical requests are male of every
reader who desires to aid it.

First — Consider its circulation, solicit subscribers,
and send the money. There are club rates, so any
one can get it free who will procure five others with as
many half dollars.

Second — Suggest to business men who want to reach
the best people everywhere South that they advertise.
The rate is low. It is an excellent medium to make
known the merits of Southern literature.

Third — Please examine the lists of contributors to
the monument and report any errors. Maybe you
can have names added; suggest some kind of enter-
tainment to aid it.

Again, look to the reports of Confederate monu-
ments and supply any omission and correct any error.
It is intended to republish and revise until this
feature becomes a matter of much interest.

Richmond has shown a very patriotic spirit in re-
gard to the Davis monument. Early in the action of
Southern people upon the subject, resolutions were
adopted favorable to liberal action regardless of where
the monument may be located. A subscription fund
was started there and about $4,(XX) raised. It is
understood that the city will supply not less than
120,000, since the location has been given to Rich-
mond.

A revised list of the committees appointed by
General Cabell for the States, etc., will be published
February. It was not possible to get an accurate re-
vision for this issue.

In the preparation of this^first issue, under the se-
rious disadvantage referred to elsewhere, it was decided
to use a story of the battle of Franklin, under the
heading, “Death of Gen. (). F Strahl,” as it was
mainly in type, but there was not room enough in the
space assigned, and these notes are given:

The author of the article, who is the editor of he
Confederate Veteran, made a visit last Summer to
Mrs. J. S. Sigler, near Hepler, Kansas, a favorite sister
of Gen. Strahl, and learned, with much interest, de-
tails of the life of the General. Inquiry was made of
Mrs. Sigler as to her theory of why her brother, an
Ohioan, could have become so enlisted for the South as
to fight to his valiant death in her cause. The follow-
ing explanation was given: His grandfather, Philip
Strahl, married Miss Mary Lee, of Virginia, a sister of
Jonathan Lee. She was a loyal Southerner, and a slave-
holder. His maternal grandmother was a Miss Ander-
son, of Baltimore. She, too, was a slave-holder

The article as published on page :’,1 is a carefully
prepared account of S. A. Cunningham’s experience,
and what he saw. It lacks to complete it, as origi-
nally published, the following:

These personal recollections are all that I can give
as the greater part of the battle was fought after night-
fall, and once in the midst of it, with but the light of
the flashing guns, I could see only what passed di-
rectly under my own eyes. True, the moon was shin-
ing; but the dense smoke and dust so filled the air as
to weaken its benefits, like a heavy fog be/ore the rising
sun, only there was no promise of the fog disappear-
ing. Our spirits were crushed. It was indeed the
Valley of Death.

An earnest plea is made to every person who is
friendly to this enterprise to do as quickly as practi-
cable what is merited. Write to correct errors ■ n
names of contributors and amounts immediately. If
you like the publication and intend to subscribe, do
so as speedily as possible. If you want to procure
other subscribers, please attend to it right away. It
is intended to furnish as complete list of Confederate
monuments as it is possible to procure, giving descrip-
tion and cost, and pictures occasionally. Please help
in this. It is also intended to give as full accounts as
possible of Confederate Homes.

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The fund aggregating nearly $1,800 raised by the
Young Men’s Democratic Club, of Nashville, is the
largest yet furnished by any single orgtnization for
the Davis monumenf. At first a ball was planned,
but the management concluded a different sort of en-
tertainment to be more fitting the cause.

Then a “benefit” at the Vendome was undertaken,
the leading feature of which was an address from
Chief Justice, now Governor-elect Turney. Mrs. .1.
W. Childress, Mrs. M. B. Pilcher, Miss White May,
Mrs. A. H. Stewart and Miss Annie Brennan were the
•committee of ladies. They were assisted by Mrs. John
Overton, Mrs. H. W. Clark and Miss Henri Kwing.

The club agreed in the outset to guarantee $500, hut
when they got to work they far exceeded that amount,
as the following statement will show: John 11.
Reeves, manager, became responsible for HHi tickets at
♦1. Thomas J. Ryan took a like number. John P.
Hickman, Jesse Johnson, (has. E. Curry, Allen G.
Hall, W. L. Cranberry, (‘has. A. Miller each took 50
tickets in like manner. Jesse Johnson and John P.
Hickman sold many more than their fifty each. Then
W. (). Vertrees, W. T. Smith. T. J. Slowey, E. M.
Carell, P. F. deary. Jr., J. F. Lipscomb, D. B. Cooper.
J. W. Childress, Chas. Sykes. C. P. McCarvcr, G. 11
Armistead, E. YV. Carmack and M, A. Consadine each
took 25, and Jere Baxter bought $250 worth. Main
others deserve mention. l»ut these comdrise the com-
mittess. That entertainment may be referred to as a
model. The net receipts, it is believed, are in excess
of any entertainment ever given in Nashville in one
evening for any charitable purpi

The Cumberland Almanac for 1893 appears with the

opening day of the year, under the careful and ex-
cellent supervision of Mr. YV. H. Trafford. The Cum-
berland Almanac is the property of the Nashville
American. It is sixty-two years old, and has had a
fine reputation for a half century. The present issue
is nearly twice as large as its predecessors, and it has
an extensive collection of interesting data and is, per-
haps, as accurate as can be found in any periodical of
the kind. The liberal and patriotic act of devoting a
page to the Davis monument and Confederate Vet-
bran is acknowledged.

In Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, there is an
irregular-shaped, small spot of ground, enclosed with
a neat iron fence. On the gate is the name “Jefferson
Davis,” and on the marble headstone is engraved:

JOSEPH,
Soil of Our Beloved President

JEFFKR90N DAVIS.

F.reeted by the Little (ilrls and Boys of the Southern Capital.

It will be recalled by the older people that the lad
lost bis life by falling from a window of the Confed-
erate ” White House,” during the war.

The camp that will send 100 subscriptions can have
appropriated one column in its interest this year.

Col. Wells H. Blodoett, of St. Louis, who saw
much of Mr. Lincoln before he became President, tells
this funny story: Mr. Lincoln was sitting in the-
office of his friends, Judd & Blodgett, in which young
Blodgett was reading law. When Mr. Judd asked him
if he was going to the National Convention, he said :
“Well, Judd, I do not know; I am almost too much
of a candidate to go, and hardly candidate enough to
stay away.” It was the convention thatmominated him.

Col. Wm. Henry Stewart, of Norfolk, who did
much gallant service in the intersectional war, pub-
lishes an account of the battles and engagements
where he took part. The narrative, while generally
interesting, will amaze those who have not had ex-
perience at man’s capacity for endurance. His great
grandfather, Charles Stewart, was an officer from Vir-
ginia in the Colonial army of the American Reso-
lution. His story of the battle of “the Crater” will
have attention in our next issue.

A MOVEMENT has been inaugurated in Washington
( ‘ity for holding a series of entertainments in aid of a
fund for the establishment of a Confederate Veterans’
Home in Washington. Col. M. S. Thompson, of the
Confederate Veterans’ Association, called to order the
assembly, consisting mostly of ladies, and explained
the object of the meeting. It was in furtherance, he
sa,id, of a plan proposed some time ago to erect a home
for Confederate soldiers and their widows in Wash-
ington.

Rout. I.. Travlor, Esq., of Richmond, has been so
thoughtful in behalf of the Confederate Veteran
that acknowlegment must he given. Mr. Travlor is
a native Virginian, but resided in Tennessee by the
great river long enough to capture one of our loveliest
women. He is diligent, as he has opportunity, in col-
lecting rare volumes and curios. He has perhaps the
finest collection of autograph letters of eminent men
of all nations and generations to be found in the
South. He had the special good fortune to get an
original daguerreotype of Edgar Allan Poe, which is
believed to be his last portrait, and the only one of
him known to be in existence which has never been
reproduced. It was taken at the gallery of Pratt, of
Richmond (builder of the unique structure known as
Pratt’s Castle), and was presented by Poe but a short
time before his death to Mrs. Sarah Elmira (Royster)
Shelton, whom he had engaged to marry. The pur-
pose of a trip to the North, undertaken by him about
that time, was to complete arrangements for his wed-
ding to that lady. On his way to New York he was
seized at Baltimore by the illness which resulted
fatally Oct. 7, 1849. The portrait was treasured jealously
by Mrs. Shelton until a few years since, when it came
into the possession of Mr. Traylor. He has refused
$1,000 for it. It is not for sale.

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CONFEDERATE VETERAN.

THE OLD VIRGINIA TOWN, LEXINGTON.

Willi-.}- I.l.i AND STONEWALL JACESON ARE BURIED-

RBMXNIBCENCBa “F STONEWALL JACXSON,

BY DR. J. WM. JONES.

Lexington, Va., is the mosl interesting town of it-
size in the South. The Washington-Lee University
founded by the “father of his country ” and presided
over by Robert K. Lee, when he surrendered life’s
duties, i- tin- most prominent and conspicuous institu-
tion of the place. It ha- a beautiful chapel, across the
campus from the University main building, in whirl,
the body of Gen. Lee rest-, and over which is that life-
like work of Edward V. Valentine, representing, in
white marble, the soldier and Christian as if asleep on
hi- couch. The old’mansion in which Gen. Lee re-
sided is near by, and it is the residence of Gen. Curtis
Lee, his son, and successor as President of the Univer-
sity. It is the family residence as well, the daughters
residing there

The Virginia Military Institute grounds adjoin
those of the Washington-Lee University, and are en-
tered through its campus. Thisold place, with its an-
cient cannon ornamenting the grounds, was especially
interesting on the occasion of the visit which induces
thi< article, for it was in honor of its President, who
went tn the front with its corps of cadets in L861, and
never returned until he had “crossed over the river,”
honored second to no soldier hero of any country or
time.

This writing is from memory of an only visit made
there .Inly 21, 1891, an account of which was written
at the time hut never published, and the copy lost.

The l.ee- wire all at home and cordially interested
in honoring the memory of (Jen. Thos. .1. Jackson. It
was the greatest day in the history of old Lexington,
for the attendance was much larger than that when
the formal presentation of the recumbent figure of
(ion, Lee occurred

A superb colossal bronze statue of Stonewall .lack-
son had been provided, and his body had been re-
moved from the original family lot to the central cir-
cle in the old cemetery of the town, and the bronze
figure <it is also by Mr. Valentine) was in position.

The principal ceremonies were had under the broad
shades of the University campus, some half a mile
away, at the conclusion of which the great procession,
numbering perhaps i>(mkiii, passed through the main
streets and near the old church, where Jackson taught
his Negro Sunday-school. The military — infantry,
cavalry and artillery — passed by the cemetery and
formed on an adjacent slope in rear.

By the statue, still under a white mantle, there was
a platform -covered in while bunting, upon which
Mrs. Jackson ascended, taking her two grand-children
with her. She was dressed in black, her heavy black
veil thrown over her shoulders, and the noble face

giving cheer to the little children who were to pull the
-I’d. Both children were dressed in white, their

white face- and waxen curls producing the strongest

contrast with tie- devoted widow of Stonewall Jack-
SOn. The writer occupied a position that could not
have been improved for the sight and. meditating
upon it all. he thought much of whether he would not
give his life, it’ by so doing all the South could have
the comfort of the BCene.

‘ At the signal little Julia Jackson Christian pulled
the cord, and the magnificent figure of the Christian
soldier stood- as if in life, mid the shouts of thousands
w ho followed him to the death, ami other thousands
of women, maidens ami young men who had grown
up in the faith that a greater soldier than Stonewall
.lack-on had never gone to battle. The bright child
who exclaimed “I vinderveiled it.” was frightened by
the noise of cannon, musketry and human voice.- that
followed her act.

The hospitality of the people was remarkable. The
pride and gratitude that their little town among the
hills was the home and the burial place of Lee and
Jackson was enough to bestir the entire people to the
utmost to make every visitor a guest. The writer was
fortunately assigned to the delightful home of Mr.
McDowell!

Every old soldier present must have wished that he
had served under Stonewall Jackson. The negro men
of the town who had the honor of being taught by
him in his Sunday-school, wherr boys, were proud of
it. One practical old man of the town, in comment-
ing upon him as teacher at the Institute, said he was
never proud of him until the Sunday that he started
for the war. Then, dressed in military uniform, with
spurs and on horseback, he seemed to be exactly in the
proper place.

1)R. .1. WM. JiiNK.s’ RECOLLECTIONS OF STONEWALL JACKSON.

It seems fitting in this connection to give reminis-
cences of Gen. Jackson, by Dr. J. YVm. Jones, who was
first to write and commend the CONFEDERATE Ykt-
BRAN through its prospectus. It was written at the
time referred to above for the Atlanta Journal:

I have to-day, after a lapse of thirty years, a very
vivid recollection of his appearance, and how- he im-
pressed inc.

Dressed in a simple Virginia uniform, apparently
about 37 years old, six feet high, medium size, gray
eves that seemed to look through you, ‘light brown
hair, and a countenance in which deep benevolence
seemed mingled with uncompromising sternness, he
impressed me as having about him nothing at all of
“the pomp and circumstance” of war, but every ele-
ment which enters into the skillful leader, and the in-
domitable, energetic soldier, who was always ready for
the tight.

At First Manassas Jackson won the sobriquet of
“Stonewall.” which has supplanted his proper name,
and will cleave to him forever.

The chivalricand heroic Bee, who had been steadily

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borne bactk all of the morning, and his little handful
■of brave fellows nearly swept away by the blue waves
which threatened to overwhelm everything before
them, rode up to Jackson and exclaimed almost in
despair: “General, they are beating us back.” “No,
sir,” said Jackson, his eves fairly glittering beneath
the rim of his old cadet cap, “they shall not beat us
back. We will give them the bayonet.”

It was then that Bee, about to yield up his noble
life, galloped back to the scattered remnant of his
command and rallied them by exclaiming: “Here
.stands Jackson like a stone wall! Rally behind the
Virginians! Let us determine to die here and we
shall conquer!”

And thus was the name of the heroic Bee linked
forever with that of ” Stonewall ” —

“One of the few immortal names,
That \v<*re not born to die.”

But thr soubriquet given was as inappropriate as
can be imagined. Jackson was more like a cyclone, a

tornado, a hurricane, than a stone wall.

Jackson was accustomed to keep his plans secret
from his stall’ and his higher officers as well as from
the people, ami once said : if I ran deceive our own
people I will be sure to deceive the enemy as to my
plans.”

It was a very common remark in his corps: “If
the Yankees are as ignorant of this move as we are
old Jack has them.”

His QUICK DECISION \M> I uisr ORDERS.

Ja.kson was noted for the quickness with which he
decided what to do, and his short, crisp orders on the
battlefield.

I happened to be sitting on my horse near by, when
Col. A. S. Pendleton, of Jackson’s staff, rode up to
Gen. Early, at Cedar Run. and touching his hat quiet-
lv said: “Gen. Jackson sends compliments to Gen.
Early and says advance on the enemy and you will
be supported by Gen. Winder.”

“(ien. Early’s compliments to (ien. Jackson, and
tell him I will do it.” was the laconic reply, and thus
the battle opened.

On the eve of another battle a staff officer rode up
to Jackson and said: “(ien. Ewell sends his compli-
ments anil says he is read v.” “(ien. Jackson’s com-
pliments to (ien Ewell am! tell him to proceed,” was
the quiet reply. And Boon the noise of the conflict
was beard. At Cold Harbor, on the memorable 27th
of June, 1861, after he had gotten his corps in position,
the great chieftain spent a few moments in earnest
prayer, and then said quietly to one of his staff:
“Tell Gen. Ewell to drive the enemy.” Soon the ter-
rible shock was joined, and he sat quietly on his sor-
rel sucking a lemon and watching through his glasses
the progress of the fight. Presently a staff officer of
Gen. Ewell galloped up and exclaimed : “(ien. Ewell
says, sir, that it is almost impossible for him to ad-
vance further unless the battery (pointing to it) is
silenced.” “Go tell Major Andrews to bring sixteen
pieces of artillery to bear on that battery and silence
it immediately,” was the prompt reply.

Soon the battery wa< silenced. ” Now,” he said,
“tell Gen. Ewell to drive them,” and right nobly did
Ewell and his gallant men obey the order. When on
his great flank movement at Chancellorsville, Gen.
Eitz Lee “sent for him to ascend a hill from which he
could view the enemy’s position, he merely glanced at

it once, when he formed his plan and said quickly to
an aide: “Tell my column to cross that road.”

Just before he was wounded at Chancellorsville he
gave to A. P. Hill the order, “Press them and cut
them off from the United States ford,” and as he was
borne off the field bleeding, mangled and fainting, he
roused himself to give, with something of his old fire,
his last order, “Gen. Pendleton, you must hold your
position.”

ms Ricin. DISCIPLINE.

He was very stern and rigid in his discipline, and
would not tolerate for a moment the slightest devia-
tion from the letter of his orders. He put Gen. Gar-
nett under arrest for ordering a retreat at Kernstown.
although his ammunition was exhausted and his bri-
gade was about to be surrounded, preferred charges
against him, and was prosecuting them with utmost
rigor when the ( bancellorsville campaign opened. He
insisted that Gen. (iarnett should have held his
position with the bayonet; that the enemy would
have retreated if be had not, and that under no cir-
cumstances should Garnett have fallen back without
orders from him (Jackson) After the death of Jack-
son, (ien. Lee. without further trial of the case, re-
stored (ien. (iarnett to the command of his brigade.
and this brave soldier fell in in the foremost of Pick-
ett’s famous charge on the heights of Gettysburg. A.
brigadier once galloped up to Jackson in tlie midst of
battle, and said : “(ien. Jackson, did you order me to
charge that battery?” pointing to it, “Yes, sir. I did.
Have you obeyed the order ; ” ” Why, no, general ; I
thought there must be some mistake. My brigade
would lie annihilated, literally annihilated, sir, it we

should move across that field.” “Gen. .” said

Jackson, bis eyes flashing tire and his voice and man-
ner betraying excitement and even rage, “I always try
to take care of my wounded and bury my dead. Obey
that order, sir, and do it at once.”

I heard one day, on the Valley campaign, a colloquy
between Jackson and a colonel commanding one of
his brigades Jackson said quietly: “1 thought,

Col. , that the orders were tor you to move in the

rear instead of in the front of (ien. Elzcy’s brigade
this morning.” ” Yes, I know that, general ; but my
fellows were ready before Elzey’s, and 1 thought it
would be bad to keep them waiting, and that it really
made no difference anyhow.” ” 1 want you to under-
stand, colonel.” was the almost fierce reply,” that you
must obey my orders first and reason about them
afterwards”. Consider yourself under arrest, sir, and
march to the rear of’your brigade.” Jackson put
(ien. A. P. Hill under “arrest (for a cause that was
manifestly unjust) on the second Manassas campaign,
and be probably put more officers under arrest than
all other of our generals combined. There is no doubt
that Jackson was sometimes, too severe, and that he
was not alwavs just, and yet it would have greatly in-
creased the discipline and efficiency of our service if
others of our Confederate leaders had had more of this
sternness and severity towards delinquents.

HIS ATTENTION TO MINI’TK DETAILS.

He was unceasingly active in giving his personal at-
tention to the minutest details. He hail an interview
with his quartermaster, his commissary, his ordinance
and his medical officer every day, and he was at all
times thoroughly familiar with the condition of these
departments. It is a remarkable fact that, despite his

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rapid marches, he rarely ever destroyed any public
property, or left so much as a wagon wheel to the
enemy.

Not content with simply learning what his maps
could teach him of the country and its topography
he was accustomed to have frequent interviews with
citizens, and to reconnoitre personally the country
through which he expected to move, as well as the
ground on which he expected to fight. Being called
to his quarters one day to give him some information
concerning a region with which I had been familiar
from boyhood, I soon found out that he knew more
about its topography than I did, and I was constrained
to say, “Excuse me, General, I have known this
section all my life, and thought I knew all about it;
but it is evident that you know more about it than I
do, and that I can give you no information at all.”

Often at night, when the army was wrapped in sleep,
he would ride out alone to inspect roads by which, on
the morrow he expected to move, to strike the enemy
in flank or rear.

After all the crowning glory of Jackson, as it was
;il<o of Lee, was his humble, simple-hearted piety, his
tirin trust in Christ as his personal Savior, his godly
walk ami conversation, and his life of active effort for
the good of others. * * * * Suffice it to say, that
as I saw him frequently at preaching or at the prayer-
meeting drinking in the simple truths of the gospel,
beard him lead the devotions of his ragged followers
in pravcrs that I have rarely heard equalled and never
surpassed in fervid appropriateness, knew of his active
efforts for the spiritual good of the soldiers, and con-
versed with him on the subject of personal religion, I
was fully (satisfied that this stem soldier not only de-
serves a’plaee beside Col. Gardner, and Gen. Hancock,
and Capt. Vicars, and other Christian soldiers of the
century, but that the world has never seen an unin-
spired man who deserves higher rank as a true Chris-
tian.

I recall here just two incidents. In the early spring
of 18(13 I was one day walking from our camp to a
meeting of our chaplains’ association, when I heard
the clatter of horses’ hoofs behind me, and, turning
my head, recognized (Jen. Jackson riding along as was
his frequent custom. As he came up we saluted, and
he asked if. 1 was going to the chaplains’ meeting,
and, receiving an affirmative response, he at once dis-
mounted and, throwing his bridle over his arm,
walked with me about two miles.

I shall never forget that walk of the humble preach-
er with the great soldier. Military matters were rare-
lv alluded to, and when 1 would introduce them he
would promptly change the conversation. We talked
of the recently organ i zee I chaplains’ association, and
how to make it more efficient; of the need of more
chaplains and other preache*s in the army, and how-
to secure them ; of the best way of procuring and cir-
culating Hibles and religious literature; of certain
officers and men in whose salvation he felt peculiar in-
terest, and for whom he asked that I would join him
in special prayer and effort ; of the necessity of having
chaplains stick to the post of duty even more faith-
fully than other officers and men, and other kin-
dred topics. And then we got on the subject of per-
sonal piety, the obstacles to its growth in the army
and the best means of overcoming them, and as he
quoted readily, and applied aptly some of the most
precious promises of (Jod’s word, I almost imagined

that I was talking, instead of to this grim son of Mars,,
to one of the grand old preachers of the olden time
who knew nothing about ” new theology,” but was
content to follow implicitly the word of (Jod, and to
sing with the spirit and the understanding.

I may now barely allude to his glorious death, the
logical sequence to his noble life of simple trust and
self-sacrificing toil in the vineyard of the Lord. Cut
down in the execution of what he regarded as the
most successful military movement of his life, shot by
his own men, who would have died rather than will-
ingly harmed a button on his old gray coat, his bril-
liant career ended in the full tide of his ambitions
and hopes of future service for the land and cause he
loved so well,’ he could yet calmly say to weeping
friends who stood around. ” It is ail right. 1 would
not have it otherwise if I could. I had hoped to live
to serve my country, but it will be infinite gain to be
transplanted and live, with Christ,” And in his de-
lirium, after saving with the old fire of battle, ” Pass
the infantry rapidly to the front,” “Tell A. P. Hill to-
prepare for action,” “Tell Major Hawkins to send for-
ward rations for the men,” a peaceful smile passed
over his placid countenance, and his last words were,
” Let us cross over the river and rest under the shade
of the trees.”

And this great man died! Nay, he did not die!
The weary worn marcher went into bivouac — the hero-
of a hundred battles won his last victory, and went
to wear his “crown of rejoicing,” his fadeless laurels
of honor, and heaven and earth alike have echoed the
plaudit:

“Servant of (iod, well done ;

Rest from thy loved employ.
The battle’s fought, the victory’s won.

Enter thy Master’s Joy !”

THE CONFEDERATE MEMORIAL DAY

HOW THE MOVEMENT, STARTED SOUTH, CAUSED THE
NATIONAL EVENT IN HONOR OF SOLDIER DEAD.

Many Southern people do not enjoy, as they de-
serve, the knowledge that our women started the
movement which gives a National holiday of May 30.
It is decoration day for the graves of all Union
soldiers.

The widow of (Jen. John A. Logan told how it
came about in a letter of May 14, 1892, to the New
York Mail and Express. (Jen. Logan was the second
Commander of the Grand Army of the Republic.

HOW T1IK FIRST SUGGESTION WAS MADE.

In the letter referred to Mrs. Logan states : ” During
the winter preceding the order Mr. Charles L. Wilson,
of Chicago, invited (Jen. Logan and myself to ac-
company him and some fronds to visit the battlefields-
and fortifications around Richmond, Petersburg and
their vicinities. The political situation in the House
of Representatives touching reconstruction, impeach-
ment of Mr. Johnson, and such questions, was such
that he would not go away, but I did go with them.
* * * * j n telling Gen. Logan of what we had
seen we mentioned that we had been much impressed

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by seeing -the graves of the Confederate dead all
marked by little white flags, faded wreaths of laurel,
and such tributes to their memory, that had been
placed there by their friends. His tender heart was
deeply touched. He said it was most fitting;, that
the ancients, especially the Greeks, hail honored their
dead, particularly their heroes, by chaplets of laurel
and flowers, and that he intended to issue an order
designating a day for decorating the grave of every
soldier in this land, and if he could he would have it
made a National holiday.

“He issued the order and secured an appropriation
of money to preserve the proceedings of the first Memo-
rial day, which were compiled from the reports that
weir sent to the headquarters of the Grand Army.
But. owing to the voluminous character of these pro-
ceedings, I think hut one volume entitled ” Memorial
Day” was ever published by Congress. These records
have been left to each State to take such action as
they desired in the matter, consequently they are
very incomplete. * * * * The order is so elo-
quent in its appeal for its perpetuity that we are sure
it will be observed as long as tin- is a tree and grateful
nation.

” He appealed to the ex-soldiers and sailors all over
the country to join the organization, lie interested
many prominent officers, who promised active co-
operation in their States, that the veterans might be
banded together in some common interest that would
insure assistance when any of them was in trouble,
and would commemorate the deeds of both the living
and the dead. He was always thinking of something
for the benefit of the men who had served their
country.”

In concluding a long order. Gen. Logan said:

“Let no wanton foot tread rudely on such hallowed
grounds. Let pleasant paths invite the coming and
going of reverent visitors and fond mourners. Let no
vandalism of avarice or neglect, no ravages of time
testify to the present or to the coming generations that
we have forgotten as a people the cost of a free and
undivided republic. If other eves grow dull, other
hands slack and other hearts cold in the solemn trust,
ours shall keep it well as long as the light and warmth
of life remain to us.

“Let us, then, at time of appointment, gather round
their sacred remains, and garland the passionless
mounds above them with the choicest flowers of spring
time. * * * * Let us in this solemn presence
renew our pledges to aid and assist those whom they.
have left among us, a sacred charge upon a nation’s
gratitude — the soldier’s and sailor’s widow and
orphan.

“It is the pleasure of the Commander-in-Chief to
inaugurate this observance with the hope that it will
be kept up from vear to year while a survivor of the
war remains to honor the memory of his departed
comrades. He earnestly desires the public press to
lend its friendly aid in bringing this order to the
notice of comrades in all parts of the country in time
for simultaneous compliance therewith.”

The foregoing suggests. the fitness of the assertion
that in all the thirty years no Southern man has ever
been irreverent at the graves of Union soldiers. Con-
federates have often helped to strew flowers and oth-
erwise honor the brave men who fell in battle for the
Union.

COysiDERATIOX FOR OLD SOLDIERS

Mrs. M. Louise Myrick, of Americus. Ga., whose
father. Col. Seudder. a Tennessean, lost an eye in
Mexico, and whose uncle. Gen. B. Davidson, was a
well-known Confederate, concludes an article about
soldiers in this way :

To my thinking, nothing is too good for the old sol-
lier. He should be crowned with every available
honor, ami if there are any soft places in the rank- of
business, gratefully bestow them upon him. Whether

they wore the blue or the gray, true SOldierS deserve to

be honored by this generation, who now live in peace
and prosperity.

The common soldier who fought and spilled his
blood in the defense of the South can hope for no
comforting government pension. If in need or dis-
tress, hi- only source of relief in bis declining years
must come from sympathetic and generous voting
Southern men. who arc bound by the ties of blood and
memories ever sacred, to the Old South, which pro-
duced some of the most chivalric spirits that ever left
an impress upon a nation’s history.

To the dead we owe a more sacred duty. Their
memory should ever be kept fresh and green. The
noble women of this broad land will remain faithful
to this (rust. They will teach their children to per-
petuate the beautiful memorial custom. When the
faithful of this age are silent in death, generations yel
unborn will be found ready to don the mantle of pa-
triotism so honorably worn by their mothers and
grandmothers.

Yes. there will ever be patriotic women, who will
wreathe ill garlands nature’s choicest offerings, the
laurel and the rose, with which to cover the mounds
of the heroic dead.

The time-honored custom will live as long as lasts
the country that holds tin 1 sacred dust, and as the
South grows richer, shining shafts of marble will be
raised in every lodge and hamlet, emblazoned with
golden inscriptions for those whose lives of sacrifice
are now a blessed memory.

Ohio’s MoNIWIK.NT AT THE WoRI.n’s FaIU — The Ohio
monument, in honor of Ohio’s heroes in civil and
military life, will be one of the attractions of the
World’s Fair. It will stand in front of the Ohio
building, ami. when dedicated, ex-President Have-
will deliver the oration. It represents Ohio standing
proudly above the sculptured features of six eminent
sons and saying, ” These are my jewels.” The figures
ure of (irant, Garfield, Sherman, Chase, Stanton, Sher-
idan. The sculptor is Levi T. Schofield, an architect
of Cleveland, and the State of Ohio pays him 125,000
for the work. The height of the entire monument ‘is
31 feet, the Ohio figure being 10 feet, and the figures
below each being over 7 feet high. After the Fair the
monument will be placed in the State-house at
Columbus, ( ).

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WHITE HOI’SE OF THE CONFEDERACY.

PROPERTY OF THE CITY OF RICHMOND— HOW TO BE
UTILIZED.

Miss Clara Reese, in the Pittsburg Commercial, gives
the following description of the Jefferson Davis man-
sion at Richmond, as it appeared recently :

Unlike many buildings of historic interest, the
Davis mansion has much to reward the visitor. The
building, a square three-storied structure, with a base-
ment of half story above the ground, is of smooth,
gray stone, and stands out directly on the street, the
pavement in front shaded by three thick trees. A
flight of eight stone steps, these worn in hollows by
the tramp of seventy-five years, lead up to the main
doorway, the small portico of which is guarded by two
slenderpillars. An outer reception hall leads into a
still larger one, this in its turn opening upon a wide
porch, which runs the entire rear of the building, and
from which eight gigantic pillars, with circumference
as great as the large timber wheels used in hauling
from the Pittsburg mills, reach upward to the roof,
which stands outward above the highest story. It is
from this porch the 11-vear-old son of Mr. Davis fell
and broke his neck. The distance is probably twelve
feet to the ground. The porch looks out upon a grass-
grown yard, enclosed by a high brick fence newly
whitewashed. The yard is shaded by a number of
trees — horse chestnut, English walnut, magnolia and
•evergreen.

VIEW OF THE INTERIOR.

From the reception hall, which looks out upon this
porch, three doois open into large apartments, now
used as school-rooms. Doors are brown with age. The
double-doors to the right arc carved in the Grecian pat-
tern. Floors are finished iji hard pine, walls have all
had their special tint of paint, and the ceilings are
all richly ornamented with stucco-work. Pieces of
this ornamentation have fallen off, but in the pristine
beauty the effect must have been elaborate. On state
occasions it is presumable that the doors of these
apartments were thrown open into the reception room,
now used as the principal’s office.

In the first reception hall are two alcoves, each con-
taining a bronze figure, life size. One figure represents
Ceres and one Comus. To the right a winding stair-
way reaches to the upper floors. Two alcoves are in
the wall along the line of stairway, these probably
adorned in the past by statues. Banisters are plain,
but along the Hat ends of the stairs runs a vine of con-
ventionalized flowers and leaves and the base of the
stairway supports a pillar for the illumination, lamp
at first, at present gas. The private office of Mr.
Davis is still further to the right of the stairway. It
is a small apartment. A marble mantle of plain con-
struction has a place, the only mantle at present in
the building. There are probably twenty apartments
beside hallways, large closets, basement and observa-
tory. Rooms are all large and well lighted. Win-
dows, though sinall-paned, arc generous in size, those
in the rear of the first floor extending almost from
•ceiling to floor. There are inside shutters to all the
windows, and from the observatory a fine view may
be had over the city. On the whole, in spite of the
wear and tear of seventy-five years, the mansion is
still in comfortable and habitable condition, and the
ladies of Richmond arc deserving of the highest praise

for their laudable intention to keep intact the historic
landmark, one certainly dear to every loyal Southern
heart.

A DREAM IN MARBLE.

Miss Reese gives the following description of two
old mantels that have been secured by a gentleman in
the vicinity of the mansion:

The mantels are of good, though not exaggerated
height, the shelves are wide and perfectly plain, and
the ornamental work down each side of the fire-place
rests on a plain, substantial base. The whole beauty
lies in the perpendicular supports from shelf to base,
and the horizontal panels directly over the fire-place.
The horizontal panels are in has relief, and as deli-
cately chiseled as a cameo, while the side-pieces are
carved to stand out almost to the depth of tree pieces
of statuarv. On one mantel the side pieces represent
Cupid and Psyche. The figures are in kneeling post-
ures upon an ornamental piece of carving resembling
a leaf-cushioned trunk of a tree, and occupy the full
space between this and. the mantel-shelf. Cupid on
the right-hand panel has just shot an arrow from his
bow, and is intently watching its destination. His
long curls hang gracefully, the poise of the kneeling
figure is admirable, while the dimples of hand and
feet and the curves of the figure are artistic and ex-
quisite. On the other upright panel Psyche has
caught the arrow upon her knee, and grasps it won-
deringly. The lines of drapery, the delicately chiseled
features, the curves of throat and shoulders, the
rounded arms, the posture, are indicative of the skill
which guided the hand of the sculptor.

The horizontal panel in its delicate, pure, cameo-
like outlines, represents the familiar picture of ” Au-
rora,” or the “Coming of the Morning.” Clouds form
the misty base. A beautiful maiden is in advance of
the chariot and its attendants, a dancing circle of
cloud nymphs, and scatters blossoms above the sleep-
ing earth. The chariot is drawn by three magnificent
horses, and above flies the winged herald of the com-
ing.

The second mantel is also a dream in marble. On
one of its upright sections stands out almost in free
relief the exquisitely-chiseled figure of Hebe, the cup-
bearer, and on the other that of Niobe, the figures
standing. Hebe carries low in one hand a pitcher,
and in the other, partly outstretched, the cup. The
poise of the head, the grace and dignity of the figure,
and the outline of the body, as expressed through the
delicacy of the drapery, gives to the whole an exqui-
site beauty. The figure of Niobe is likewise a dainty
and exquisite piece of chiselled work. Draperies are
scanty, and the dimpled curves of the graceful figure
are wondrously chaste and beautiful.

The horizontal panel represents Apollo in his char-
iot in the heavens. Three horses draw the car of the
god, their proportions suggestive of strength, while
the god, with arms outstretched, grasping the reins,
which are at t heir highest tension, stands out in relief,
strong, and magnificent. The horizontal panels could
be easily removed from their places and form has re-
lief slabs, fit to grace the finest art museum in the
land.

CONFEDERATE MEMORIAL SOCIETY.

The ladies have banded themselves together under
the name of the Confederate Memorial Literary
Society, with Mrs. J. Taylor Ellyson, wife of Mayor

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Ellyson, chairman of the permanent Museum Com-
mittee. They were obliged to insert the word •■liter-
ary” in the name of the organization for charter pur-
poses. The women have a strong organization in
Richmond, known as the Hollywood Memorial Asso-
ciation, whose object is to keep in constant trim the
cemeteries of the Confederate dead. It is this body
that made application for the mansion and expected
simply to make the new work a department of Holly-
wood.’ Technicalities of law, however, required an-
other name, though practically the two bodies are the
same. The strength and devotion of the Hollywood
Association, whose record for thorough work lias long
since been made, is assurance of the Zealand devotion
t<> come in the prosecution of the new work.

“The object of the ladies,” Said Mrs. Kllyson, ” is
to restore the mansion as far as practicable to the exact
condition in which it was left by President Davis,
ami to establish a permanent museum of Confederate
relics. We have appealed to our sisters throughout
the South, and expect that branch organizations will
lie formed among them, whose object will be to secure
valuable Confederate mementos A regent will be
established in each State, and our plans are to give to
each Southern State a room of its own, where it may
deposit and arrange its own mementos. Young peo-
ple’s auxiliaries are also to he formed to assist in the
work. We have no fund yet, but expect to have one
soon by gifts, and through the giving of entertain-
ments. We have already held entertainments ‘with
success. It is not our intention to buy relics. We
think that the sentiment of the South will be all-suffi-
cient to turn into the safe-keeping of a chartered insti-
tution the sacred mementos of the dead. We have
already the promise of several pieces of furniture that
formerly-graced- the Confederate White -House,- and a
number of letters notifying of keepsakes that will
gladly be turned over — clothes, arms, money, and other
belongings — as soon as we are ready for them. The
glory, the hardships, and the heroism of the war are a
noble heritage for our children. To keep green such
memories, and to commemorate such virtues it is our
purpose to gather together and preserve in the Execu-
tive Mansion of the Confederacy the sacred relics ot
those glorious days.”

BLUE AND GRAY AT CHICAGO.

Publication has been made that there will be a
grand reunion of the old soldiers of the country at
Chicago next summer. The notice is as follows:

The World’s Fair managers and the leading 0. A.R.
men of Chicago, and the best business men of that
city heartily approve of the reunion, and will assist in
the matter. A committee, consisting of the leading
ex-soldiers of the G. A. R. were selected to have charge
of the work at Chicago, ‘and a like committee will as-
sist them, composed of the ex-Confederate soldiers
living in Chicago. They are all well-known business
men. The reunion is now an assured success, and the
old veterans of the North and South, who faced each
other on so many battle-fields, will meet in peaceful
reunion, to talk over their old battles and attend the
World’s Fair together.

On May 30, 1893, there will be a grand union mem-
orial service held, and the blue and gray will decorate
with (lowers the graves’ of the 6,000 Confederate sol-
diers buried at Oakwood Cemetery, Chicago, and the
graves of the Union soldiers buried there.

There will be a National Committee who will assist
the committee at Chicago in this reunion. Tents will
be furnished by the Covernment to camp in, and the
iild boys who wore the blue and the gray can go into
camp by States, and have one good time together
before they pitch their tents beyond the silent river.
There are hundreds all over the land who wore the
blue and the gray, the best men. both North and
South, who arc offering their services to make this the
greatest reunion ever held on American soil »

A mass meeting of the survivors will be held during
the encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic
at Detroit, Mich., to boom this reunion. All true sol-
diers who wore the blue or the gray are invited to this
meeting, and to the grand reunion at Chicago in 1893.

THE “ORPHAN BRIGADE.”

The First Brigade of Kentucky Infantry. Confed-
erate Army, now more popularly known as the “Or-
phan Brigade,” was early in the field, held steadfastly
to its convictions to the last, and maintained them
against all comers in bloody battle, and was about the
last ( ‘on federate troops east of the M tssissippi, if not the
very last, to fight the foe. The remnant that was left
was closed with its adversary near Camden, S. C, when
the news of Lee’s surrender reached the field and the
combattants drew off to await reliable intelligence.

When it was announced that Johnston had capitu-
lated to Sherman, the Kentuckians maTched back to
Columbia, thence to Washington, Ga., where they sur-
rendered their arms May 6, 1865. While many of
them sought their homes individually; the brigade
can hardly be said to have disbanded until it reached
Kentucky, and every man set out for his own home.
There were comparatively few of them left, but they
were nearly all young men — quite a number not yet
old enough to vote; and now, more than twenty-
seven years from the time they came back to peaceful
avocations, the majority of them still living, and
many of them look as though they could go through
another four years’ campaign and come home, if alive,
to take an active part again in the work-a-day world.

COXFEDERATE VETERAN CAMP OF NEW YORK.

Maj. Edward Owen, Secretary of the Executive
Committee of this Camp, sends out a circular as fol-
lows. It is to comrades ;

A new constitution, embracing a history of the
Camp from its origin to date, names of all officers,
committees, and members of the veteran and depart-
ment ” Sons of Confederate Veterans” organizations, is
about to be printed.

This book will be gotten up in handsome style, and
will have a wide circulation.

It has been reported that many contemplate joining
the Camp and the ” Sons,” but delay action. Members
are therefore requested to get in all applications of
eligible parties at he earliest possible date, in order
that the names may be included in the lists of mem-
bers to be published.

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THE HERMITAGE.

—■»-

The Ladies’ II er- g
raitage ‘ Association !
was organized in 188$,
and tin- State Legis-
ature conveyed the I
house a n <1 twenty-
five acres of ground, s
that they might pre-
serve the property as
a perpetual memorial
to Genera] Andrew
Jackson. In the res-
idence are the por-
trait- and household
furniture belonging
to Genera] Jackson,
numbering four hun- (

dred pieces. These th

have been in the Hermitage nearly three-quarters of a
century, and they speak of his life, and remind an

>■…, ^tmtrrf’Vm

GENERAL AND MRS. JACK

E HOME OF “OLD HICKORY ”

observer of the times and character of the great hero.

The Ladies’ Hermitage Association has worked inde-
fatigably to purchase these works, which are the prop-
erty of ( !ol. A ndrew Jackson, and are now makings last
final struggle to raise the purchase money, viz, 817,500.
They are making constant appeals to the puhlic for
this sum. Should they fail, the ” Hermitage,” the
home of the old hero of New Orleans, will be disman-
tled. “The walls will testify, and empty rooms will
speak, of the lack of appreciation of his countrymen.
These historic works will be scattered throughout the
country, their owners heing compelled by financial
necessity to part with them for a monied value, and
the State of Tennessee and the ‘Hermitage’ itself
will lose these beautiful mementos of the past.”

The Association, in redeeming its trust to the State,
have put a new roof upon the building, painted the
exterior, refenced the twenty-five acres, and restored
the old historic cabin from almost utter decay. Other
minor improvements have exhausted their treasury
as fast as the moneys were accumulated, but they do
not despair of finally raising this money. They hold
an option expiring July 1st, Of this year.

Mrs. Judge Nathaniel Baxter President, and Mrs.
Duncan K. Dorris, the Secretary, have worked with
unremitting /.eal for this cause.

[NSCRIPTIONS AT THE TOMB.

On the shaft:

GENERAL ANDREW JACKSON.
Horn March 10th, 17H7. Died June Kth, 1845.

On a slab, placed there evidently by the General :

“Here lie the remains of Mk-s. RACHEL Jackson, wife of President
Jackson, who died the 22d of December, W2S, aged HI years. Her face
was fair, her person pleasing, her temper amiable, her heart kind;
she delighted In relieving the wants of her fellow creatures, and cul-
tivated that divine pleasure by tin- most liberal and unpretending
met hods ; to the poor she was a benefactor ; to the rich an example ;
to the wretched a comforter; t” “»e prosoerous an ornament; her
piety went baud In hand with her benevolence, and she thanked her
Creator for being permitted to do good. A being so gentle and so vir-
tuous slander might wound hut could not dishonor; even death,
when he bore her from the arms of her husband, could but transport
her to the bosom of her (iod.”

CONFEDERATE VETERAN.

25

ABOUT CONFEDERATE HOMES.

[It is intended to revise and re-publish the account of Confederate
Homes iu next issue, and to make the best showing possible for this
cause. ]

Mrs. 0. M. Spofford, in sending a $100 check, for
the Confederate Home near Nashville, says : ” I send
it with the hearty wish that each dollar may hring
three-fold aid to our poor Confederates, who have
nothing to look to save the generous assistance of
their neighbors. She gave $100 to the Davis Monument.
Lee Camp Soldiers’ Home, spacious and beautiful
grounds ami buildings, situated just west of the city
adjoining Reservoir Park, on the fashionable driveway.
provided by private munificence at an aggregate out-
lay approximating $200,000, and maintained by private
subscriptions, supplemented by annual appropriations
from the city and State, earing for about lot’ inmates,
The chapel on these grounds contains numerous Con-,
federate memorial stained glass windows,

The ex-Confederates of Missouri and their friends
have ever been zealous in their efforts for their dis-
abled comrades and their honored dead. They have
been very zealous during the past two years in the
procurement of a Home for disabled soldiers, The
record they have made deserves publicity, [n. two
years they have raise. 1 iu the aggregate tor the pur-
pose $74,889.92. The Daughters of the Confederacy
and other lady’s societies throughout the State raised
$18,025. The’ Daughters of the Confederacy of the
State of Missouri have assumed the task of erecting
the main building on this Confederate Home, which
is to cost $22,000, The building is now up and under
roof, and will lie finished by May next. It has a
frontage of ‘.Id feet, it is lid feet deep, and is ar-
ranged for 100 to 125 inmates. The buildings already
in use for the home have 82 men. women and children,
who are being cared for by the Associat ion. The < ‘on-
federate Home of Missouri is now one of the es-
tablished institutions of the State, and one which is
paid for entirely by private contributions of her citi-
zens, and of which she may lie proud. If there is an
ex-Confederate soldier or any member of his family in
a poor-house in the State of Missouri it is because the
fact of such service is not known. The manner of
procuring this large fund is worthy of imitation. The
State was laid off into fourteen districts and in every
district creditable zeal was displayed. The smallest
sum raised in anyone was $636, and the largest $4,067.
The head officers of the ex-Confederate Association
of Missouri deserve great credit for their zeal in he-
half of the Home and their maintenance of the or-
ganization. Its officers are President, .lames Banner-
man, St. Louis; Vice President. Harvey W. Salmon,
Clinton: Superintendent, M. I.. Belt, Higginsville;
Surgeon. .1. .1. Fulkerson, M. D, Higginsville; Treas-
urer, H. A. Ricketts, Mexico ; Secretary, W. P. Barlow,
3812 Cook avenue, St. Louis. Executive Committee :
K. F. Peddicord, Hannibal; F. L Pitts, Paris; A. C.
Cook, Plattshurg; Elijah Crates, St. Joseph; John B.
Stone, Kansas City; F, P. Bronaugh, Boonville; W.
H Kennan, Mexico; Henry Guibor, St. Louis; Frank
Gaiennie, St. Louis; Geo. T. MeNamee, St. Louis; E.
G. Williams, Waynesville ; W. C. Bronaugh, Lewis
Station ; I). C. Kennedy, Springfield; G. H. P. Catron,
Springfield.

St. Lot is. Dec. 31, 1892,
In a letter sent with the above date W. P. Barlow,.
Secretary of the State Association, says: “You will see
from this the reason why we can not aid the V. C. V.’s
in their splendid work. ‘ We could not ask our Legis-
lature to build this Home, as the States farther South
can and have done * * * All our energy must
he entered on caring for the living. As many of our
Southern friends do not understand this, it will be a
great favor if you will explain it in your article.”

Jefferson Davis Mansion, the ” White House of the’

Confederacy.” Clay Street, corner of Twelfth, is the gift
of the city of Richmond to the Hollywood Memorial
Association, to be perpetually maintained as a Con-
federate Museum. It is worth about $30,000.

Residence of Gen. R. E. Lee. 7<>7 East Franklin St..
benefaction of the Stewarts, of Brook Hill, providing
a permanent home for the Virginia Historical Society..’
Worth about $20,000.

Memorial stained glass windows to Gen. H. E. Lee
in St. Paul’s Church. Gift of the Stewart family, cost-
ing several thousand dollars.

THE SOUTH AS OTHERS SEE IT.

Introductory to a comparison in church matters,
the New Vork Ecu, q, list, in its first 1893 issue, says:

” It is now more than twenty-seven years since the-
dose of our civil war (Gen. Lee surrendered on the
‘.’tl’i of April, 1865), but we remember it as if it were
yesterday. Of course it tilled the North with rejoic-
ing, but the triumph was saddened by thoughts of the
thousands who had gone out from Northern homes,
never to return; and when we had recovered from the
first excitement and began to think soberly of what
had been lost and gained, we soon came to the con-
clusion that the result- wen not nil m, on t side. For the
time the strength of the South seemed to have been
annihilated; and the Southern soldier, altera display
of courage as magnificent as any in history, lav ap-
parently dead upon the field. ‘ But some said, es-
pecially those who met him on the field and knew
what tremendous vitality he had, he is not dead,
though he is for the time in a state of collapse, but
hy-and-hy the blood will come back into his veins,
and he will stand again on his feet and show signs of
his old power. Others went farther still, and predict-
ed for the South not only a resurrection to life, hut to
a’ more vigorous life than she ever had before. They
said, ‘ We of the North claimed the victory, but the
result will be a greater gain to the South than even to
us, for war has done what peace could never do, it has
destroyed slavery, the terrible incubus which has hung
upon the South for generations, and which could only
be shaken off by some tremendous convulsion, and
now, after a time, we shall see the South start forward
on a career of progress such as she never had before,’
a prophecy which a quarter of a century has gloriously
fulfilled. The South has gained more than the
North, so that, strange as it may seem, the issue of
the war has been a victory for both sides, as it has
finally brought them together into a more perfect and
more glorious union.”

t6

CONFEDERATE VETERAN.

THE DAVIS MONUMENT FUND.

..1ST OF THOSE WHO HAVE CONTRIBUTED.

The list “f contributors is arranged under two heads,
First, those whose names are given, and second, the
sums collected where the names of donors are not
known. It ie earnestly requested that for next issue
name8.be supplied for the other lists, so the record of
contributors may be as complete as possible. The
names from Birmingham and other Alabama points
are to appear in the next issue.

This important list i^ incomplete. It will be re-
i and republished. Kadi name represents 81.

ALABAMA.

P.iitMiN’.HAM — .1 I. Buford.

(iKKENVIU.E — I. aura E Abrams, E R Adams, J T
Beeland, .1 G Daniel & Co, I) G Dunklin, YV J Dunk-
lin. Dunn & Ezekiel, C B Herbert, L M Lane, Robt
A Lee, .1 A Me(iehce. (.’has Newman, Chas Newman,
T \V Peagler, Wm Pierce, Mrs \V Fierce, Mrs It Y Por-
ter, J I! Porterfield, J B Powell,.! C Richardson, F C
Smith, I C Steiner, J M Steiner, S J Steiner. A Stein-
hart, A G Stewart. T .1 Thomas, Rev G It Upton, J H
Wilson, Mrs E S V Wilson.

Gadsden — J Aiken, \V (I Brockway and A L Glenn,
85; Wm Chandler, A -I Collingsworth, L W Dean, A
B Dunny, \V A Dungan, W H Denson,85; HG Earnest,
Frank & Haysdon, M L Hicks, L E Humphreys, Meek
Jc Johnson, $5; .1 H Standifer, Abe Thompson, J E
Whaley, K A Mitchell, R Goldman and L Smith,
•f Queen City Bank #5.

IIintsv n.i.K — Miss Jeanie Sheffey.

Moiiii.k — J R Burgett, \V W Dugger, Van Dorn sta-
tion; \V<; Duggar, Gallion station; Miss M B Kirk-
liride, T T Roche, Louise B Sprague, .1 It Tompkins,
.1 I. Tucker, Price Williams, .Jr.

Piiatt Mines— I) M B Hasslet, J T Massingen, T E
Mitchell, J ii Moore, W N Polk, J W Randall, L M
Bccse, .1 A Rhodes, P .1 Rogers, 82; W L Rogers, C A
Simmons, E A Smith, Walton & Peteel, E E Wiggins.

Union Spkings — 1) S Bethunc, Virginia A Black-
inon, N M Blidsoe, II G Bryan, Annie E Buford, J R
Buford, II P Coleman, Mrs S •) Foster, C C Frazer, Mrs
N II Frazer, W H Fuller, E H Goodwin, R H Hajas,
Annie I. Hobdv, Jennie McKay Hobdv, .1 B Hobdy,
Marie Hobdv, Marv Hobdy, R L Hobdv, R L Hobdy,
Jr., Chas L .links, A Miles’, Mrs F M Moseley, Mrs A
I! I’hillips, Mrs .1 E Pickett, W W Rainer, T P Han-
dle. E T Handle, J L Roberts.

ARKANSAS.

AriirsTA — James Eblin.

Batesvim.e — Nathan Adler, Simon Adlcr, James
A Luster, John F Alien, W E Bevens. J \VCase,Jas A
Carter, J P Collin, R M Desha, W J Erwin, I) C
Ewing, John W Fen-ill. J C Fitzhugb, E L Givens, S
A Hail, H M Hodge, T J Home, W B Lawrence, T M
Mack, Robt Neill, T J Owens, I N Reed, James Ruth-
erford, M A Wycough, MAR Wycough.

Hot Springs — Dr Holliday, ?•”).

Moohefield — Jesse A Moore, J E Ross.

GEORGIA.

Blackshear — A P Brantley, Nettie Brantley, Henry
J Smith, Jennie Smith.

Chu KAMAtcA — S F Parrott.
Macon — Chas Herbst.

ILLINOIS.
Chicago — Col G Forrester, Gen W A C Ryan. Mrs
Ryan, Col. J G Ryan, Mrs E A Shannon.
Lilly — E W Bacon. Miss Lilly Bacon.
Mackinaw— Mrs L E Brock.

INDIANA.
Evansvii.i.e — A J Thomas, So.
Indianapolis — G F Miller, 85.

KENTUCKY.
Fairview — Bethel Sunday School, $8.50; R W Dow-
ner, 83; P E Downer, $2.50; S B Jesup, B D Lackey,
H E Morton, J L Moselv, $1.50; R L Moselv, 81.50;
W R Vaughn.

Pembroke— R T Chilton, Mrs. R T Chilton.

Hopkinsville — W B Dicken.

Frankfort — W T Havens.

Georgetown — A H Sinclair, $5.

Henderson — R H Cunningham, W M Hanna, M
M Kimmel, J W Lockett, Sights & Johnston, Mont-
gomery Merritt, D J B Reeve, J J Reeve, P K Snead,
F Walker.

RissELLVii.LE— T J Bailey, $6.05; Dr R N Beau-
champ, $1 ; J B Briggs, $5; George R Beall, $1 ; Wil-
son Beard, 81 ; R B Chastain, $1; Joseph Cumbett,
$1 ; John W Caldwell, 5 ; Dr B F Kidd, 81 ; W B
McCarty, 81; James M McCutchen, 81; John G.
Orndorff, 81 ; William Smith, 81 ; C. W. Swanson, 81 ;
M B Stovall, $1.

LOUISIANA.

New Orleans, La., Nov. 23, 1892.

W. R. Lyman, A. A. General, New Orleans:

Comrade — Complying with general orders No. 9, IT.
C. V., dated Oct. 8, 1892, 1 beg to submit the following
detailed report of all collections for account of the
Jefferson Davis Monument Fund turned over to me as
Treasurer for Louisiana for that fund, and the dispo-
sition I have made of the same, from June 22, 1891,
to Nov. 23, 1892′:

1891.

June 22, John T. Block, La. Div. A. N. V 8 102 65

June 22, Wm. McLaughlin, Vet. C. S. C… 54 00

Julv 1, J. Y. Gilmore, La. Div. A. N. V 55 00

July 1, J. B. Levert, Sugar and Rice Ex 100 50

July 1, J. B. Levert, Vet. C. S. C 40 50

July 1, Jos. Demoruelle, C. H. St. Paul 22 00

July 8, Lawson L. Davis, C. H. St. Paul 43 00

July 9, Col. Wm. P. Johnston, Soldiers and

Sons of Soldiers of Avery’s Salt Mines 11 25

July 10, Gen. Oeo. O. Watts, Jefferson Davis

Camp 25 00

July 10, Gen. Geo. 0. Watts, Citizens and

Soldiers of Blue and Gray 64 00

July 16, Pilcher Bros, and W. H. Pilcher,

proceeds of Pilcher, concert, July 10 <>6 00

Julv 17, Chas. D. Dclerev, Armv of Tenn. La.

Div. fund created ” 102 50

July 22, A. W. Hyatt, A. of T. La. Div 75 00

Julv 22, J. B. Levert, Vet. C. S. C 60 00

July 22, J. B. Levert, Sugar and Rice Ex 8 50

July 22, A. N. Block, La. Div. A. N. Va 9 50

CONFEDERATE VETERAN.

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July 22, Lawson L. Davis, C. H. St. P 10 00

July 22, Jos. Demoruelle, C. H. St. R 36 50

July 22, B. F. Eschelman, C. Wa. Art 150 10

July 22, Alden McClellan, La. Div. Armv of

Tenn 72 00

Aug. 17, Octave Fontenot, La. Div. Army of

Tenn. at Opelousas 40 00

Sept. 10, Paul Conrad, C. H. St. Paul 221 50

Oct. 27, Oliver Normand, R. L. Gibson Camp

and Ladies of Evergreen 75 IS

1892.
Jan. 8, Judge F. A. Monroe, members liar,

Bench and Officers C. D. Courts 310 <k»

Jan. 15, R. McMillan, C. Wash. Art 17 50

Feb. 10, John T. Block, Armv of N. Va. La.

Div., collected by J. M. Wilson 22 00

April 13, J. Lyons, citizens of New Orleans… 33 00
Oct. 11, Nicholson & Co., sundry collections

of N. 0. Picayune 78 50

Oct. 11, Nicholson & Co., subscription of the

N. O. Picayune ‘ 100 00

Nov. 18, J. W. Fairfax, sundry collections of

Daily City Item ‘ 50 50

Less disbursements to date as per vouchers

on Hie 17 75

»2,0i is 7m
Oct. 10, remitted to J. S. Ellett,

treasurer, Richmond, Va 82,018 20

Nov. 22, remitted to J. S. Ellett,

treasurer, Richmond, Ya 50 50—12,068 70

Respectfully submitted,

A. W HYATT,

Treasurer for Louisiana.

RECAPITULATION of RECEIPTS.

Camp Henry, St. Paul S 333 00

Members 01 the bar. bench, and officers of

the Civil District Courts 310 <*>

Armv of Tennessee, La. Division 289 50

(amp Washington Artillery.. 197 60

Army of Northern Virginia, La. Div 189 I” 1

New Orleans Picayune 17 s 50

Veterans C. S. Cavalry 154 50

Sugar and Rice Exchange.. bin 1 m i

R, L.Gibson (‘. and ladies. Evergreen, La…. 7″> 45

Pilcher concert 66 00

Citizens of Alexandria, L.a 64 00

Daily City Item ,… 50 50

Citi/ens of New Orleans, by J. Lyons 33 00

.let!’ Davis Camp, Alexandria, La 25 00

Avery Salt Mines 11 25

Total collections 82,086 45

M wskield— J W Adams, C W Blair, $5; T J Book-
er, F M Brownfield, C T Raunnman, Henry Burns,
John S Bailey, James Brown, Dr B D Cooper, Dr \V
X Cunningham, Cash, .las Dilzell, DeSoto Democrat,
&5; .1 B Dillon, J Douglas, W J Elaiu C W Elam, W
F Fraser, S B Foster, E N Foster, Dr J YV Fair, Wm
Goss, 85; H D Gibbons, John Glossill, S A Guy, R T
Gibbs,L II Hanson, W P Hall, W T Haden, J E Hewett,
John Huson, W B Hewitt, A M Hewitt, B F Jenkins,
85; \V T Jackson, J B Lee, J T MeClanahan, W H
Mason, W E May, R R Murphy, W L Minter, E A
Nabors, J M Nabors. E R Nabors, W T Pegins, E B
Pickels, J W Parsons, A V Roach, C W Page, B B
Powell, G Rives, Sallie Rascoe, E B Rogers, J H Ras-

coe, Q Roberts, P H Ricks. Dr A V Roberts, $2.50; J
Reilev, Albert Rives, M Ricks, Jas A Rives, J C Rives,
CaptAV P Sample, 85; Dr S J Smart, C J Smoote, W
E Singleton, Dr Stoakes, Dr W Sutherland, O H P Sam-
ple, E \V Sutherland, G H Sutherland, Miss Belle
Tavlor, Sam Williams, W N Williams, B Wilier, B N
Wimple, T J Williams, J B Williams, Chas P Will-
iams, J B Williams. Jr., Dr J F Walker, Y Wemple,
J Wemple, L B Wilcox, J L Williams, G B Will-
iams.

MISSISSIPPI.

Fayette — James Archer, F Braws, Thos Davenport.
W L Faulk, H McGladery, T .1 Key, W W McAa, A
K McNair, W K Penny, W L Stephen, J J Whitney.

Holly Springs — Jas T Fant.

Oi ean Sim;]\..s Mrs A A Staples.

Rockney — Geo Hickler.

NEW JERSEY.

Hoboken — James Coltart, 85; Miss Yirginia M Col-
tart, Harriet Monk, John Stansrield.

TENNESSEE.

Adams Station — M L Johnston.

Alamo— W H Riggs, J B Fleming, C A Goodbar,
J B Humphreys, $2; I’ B Nance, W H Poindexter, T
N Skelton, .1 I’) Wortham.

Bells Station— Wm B Late, Capt. Dawson, 1′. S
MeLemore, J.C W Nunn, J H Thomas, D H Thomas.

Brownsville Judge John Bond.

I \IR11 — W J Lambert.

Castalian Springs Geo Harsh.

Chattanooga— G Andrews, Jr., N G Atkins, Creed
F -Rates, W M Rearden, P F Craig, W R Crabtrec, D
W Clem, H L Goulding,|5; J R Pound, W T Plumb.
G H Snead, J F Shipp, T E YanYalkenburg, L G
Walker.

CLARKSVILLE — Arthur H Munford.
Covington— R B Green fund, 854
Red Lick — Jos Kling.
Crockett — J T Stamps.

Friendship — J M Cochran, B H Harman, D B
Woodson.

Gallatin — Jas W Blackmore, David F Barry, C S

Douglass, W C Dismukes, J R Harrison, Jas J Turner,
Geo E Seay, J A Trousdale, S F Wilson.

Jaikson— E L Rullock, 85.

Johnson’s Grove — J R Worrell.

Hartsviu.e — John D Stalker.

Maury City — Sid Avery, W H Carter, Dr R Moore,
C Peal, Bryant Stallings.

McMinnville — I W Irwin.

Monroe — Dr J M Shelton.

Nashville— Jos W Allen, Mrs J W Alien, R R
Allen, Kate M Allen, Lieut Samuel M Allen, Mrs R R
Allen, Walter Aiken, S T C Doak, A J Grigsby, W C
Kelvington, 810; John J Yertrces, Rev W R L Smith.

Sweetwater — T T Hagar.

YiCKsniKt;.— Through Col. D. A. Campbell, $40′.t.

Waverly — H C Carter.

TEXAS.
Roz — R F Forrester.

Rrownwood— G H Adams, J L Harris, F W Hender-
son, C C Jones, J R Smith, E R Stanley, Ed T Smith.

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CONFEDERATE VETERAN.

(•(.i.k.man— .1 B Coleman, I. E CollinB,C I. Coleman.
Pilham Coleman, W <‘ l>il>rcll. •”>.

Waxahachie— A J Baxter, John P Cooper, E Chas-
ka, Joe P Cooper, G H Cunningham, Miss Meta Coop-
er. $11; J A Harrow. Dr W E Farmer, B F Forrester,
J A Gray, B H Lattimer, M W McMight, L H Peters,
Win Stilus. T F. Thompson, M B Templeton.
VIRGINIA.

Abingdon — Virgie M Gildersleeve I now Mrs. Taylor).

Birmingham — I) Walker.

Brenner lii.ru— W U Holman

Bybee— R S White.

Charlottesville — M Duke George Perkins.

Ci’i pepper— D A Grundy.

Palmyra— M P Pettit, Pembroke Pettit, William
Schlater, J Shepard, G M Winn.

St’OTTSVILLE — 1> W Anderson.

Union Mills — Dr. Dudley R Boston.

Wilmington — John \V Adams.

CONTRIBUTIONS .Nut I N< I.I l>l”.l> ELSEWHERE.
ARKANSAS.

Aiikadelphia— J 11 Abraham, $2.50; C K Boswell,
F.I Carpenter, Adam (lark. . I VV Conger, R T Cook,
$2.50; I) T Dale. $2.50; .1 II Crawford, T M Ewing,
$2.50; Goo Fuller, $5; E L Jones, C V Murray, E H
McDonald, E (‘ McDonald, .1 A Ross, $2.50; re
Scott, $2.50; John Smoker. $2.50; Ed Thomas, A W
Wilson, .1 W Wilson.

Ei. Dorado— W It Applcton.

Hope— Mrs C A Forney

Moiikillton — West 1 1 umphrej’s.

l-i.

FI/HUDA.

-Mrs l.etitia A Nutt, Miss

N:

S.WIItKI.

Nutt. $5.

UEORG1A.

A.mekmus — C B Hudson, $2; W E Murphy.

Atlanta — E L Anthony, Geo ‘J’ Bccland, Charles
Recrmann & Co, $15; .1 L ‘Bishop, F C Bitgood, B M
Blackburn, W II Black, $2; I. R Blcckly, $5: N s
Blum, $2; S D ltauhvill, $2; .1 D Brady, $2; Robert
Bra/.elton, G S Brewster, $2 ; E C Brown, S E Brown,
T.1 Bumcy, David .1 Bush, $2; Milton A Candler, S
N Chapman, .1 II Clifton, Philip Cook, $5; II U Cobb,
A 1′] Con, C.I Daniel, II I! Daman, M K Dennis,.! A
Foote, L B Folsom, W E Fonti, Harry Frank, $2;
Arnold Gedman, M BGihnox, WC Glenn, $5; Peter
(i Grant, II II Green, $2; D R G rover. R G Guinn, -I
I. Harrison, Rev W M Hayes, $2; \V M Hawkes, R II
Hightower, .las K Hincs, $5; .Jerry Ilolmos, Joseph
Jacobs, $2; II Jennings, Mark W Johnson, J C Joiner,
GeoH Jones, $2; -I Win Jones, $50; .las L Key, $2;,
Dr .1 .1 Knott, $2; Lamar & Rankin, 85; S II I. ami rum,
Thos J Leftwick. $5; Walter T Me Arthur, 82; D E
MeCartv, llv MeCaw, 1! I, Mcintosh, $2; C K Mad-
dox, $5′; I H Martin, $2; 11 A Matthews, V A Menard,
C W Morgain, F II Moses, A J Moss, J W Nelms, $2;
R T Nesbitt, $5; W M Newborn, $2; Newton, Baker
& Co, II 1. Nippert, $2; Robert A Nishett, 82; John
Perry, 82; Wm H H Phelps, 82; .1 B Pickett, P
Roman, 85; Lavender Ray ,$2 ; K Reed, H N Ried,
$2; Sidney Root, 810; W E Seabrook, Geo W Scott,
$25; W L Seddon. $5; John W Shackelford, A G
Smart, $2; Burgess Smith, John Clay Smith, 82; Hoke

Smith, $oO; W J Speairs, J C Steerman, 82; R E
Stockton, $2; J r> Stokes, Jos Thompson, $o; B Vig-
noux, 82: C Z Weinmaeter, 82; W A Wright, $2; A
R Wright. 82: Wm A.Wright, $5.

Augusta — Wm II Fleming.

Arlington— H C Hefiield, 82.50.

Burin — James Youilg.

Carrollton — J M Hewitt, 82.

CEDARTOWN — J H Sanders. 82.

Crawford — 1 G Gibson, $2.
Danville— T L Hill, S W Sapp.
Dublin — T L Griner, John M Stubbs.
Georgetown — John C Guilford.
Glennville — J P Collins, $5.
Handy — W L Crouder.

Macon— J O Bel), 82: Mrs A S Cope, 82 ; J W Hin-
ton, 82; -las M Sapp.

MlLLEDGEVlLLE — I C Woodward.
Moher — B F Hoodspette.
Montezuma — K Chambers.
Palatka — Capt S H Gray.
Smithboro — James Thomas Smith.
Sonoraville — P T Reese.
Sylvania — E W Frey.
I’kmpi.k — Rohert II Faber.
Van’s Valley — Alex White.
Walkersville — J W Johnson.

INDIAN TERRITORY.

Choteau— J H Baugh, M G Butler, W A Cantrell,
V Gray, 82; C Hayden, A G McDaniel.
Pryor Creek — Tom A Hancock.
Sherman — M L Elzy.

ILLINOIS.
Chicago — James Fentress.

MISSOURI.

II R F:stes. $2.50.

NEW MEXICO.
Silver City — C A Thompson.

NORTH CAROLINA.
Jackson — J A Burgwyn,GeoPBurgwyn, J B McRoe,

R B Peebles.

TENNESSEE.

Bolivar— P W Austin, W T Anderson, C H Ander-
son, Ophelia P Rills, L M Carrington, W C Dorion, D
E Durrett, R E Diirrett, W W Farley, JL Foot. C S
Ganden, H P Joyner, Kahn Bros., Austin Miller, f E
Moore, A T McNeal, J J Neely, Jr., M N Perry, J C
Savage, II W Tate, Julia M Upshaw, Hugh Williams,
It II Wood. Bv oversight the amounts were not put
to the Bolivar list that exceeded 81. The collection
there is 812:5 not yet forwarded.

Fayetteville— J P Buchanan, J L Buchanan, W
II Calhoun, A J C.uloss, N P Carter, James Cashion,
W R Cashion, Andrew fashion, W H Cashion, A
Cashion, H B Douglass, HC Dwiggins, $5: J C Demer,
A II Edmondson, S W Fleming, Hugh Francis, J C
Goodrich, Theo Harris, Jr. E J Higgins, H K Holman,
T C Little, R K Locker, C A McDaniel, W C Morgan,
J D Parks, W C Parks, J H Pitts, G F Pitts, G F Ren-
egar, B T Boach, Robertson & Goodrich, J W Scott,
J W Smith, H D Smith, A E Smith, J M Stewart, O
C Tallant; E S Terry, Thomas Thomison, W P Tolley,
R D Warren. H C Dwiggins’ address is Petersburg.

Crank Junction -W C Mauldrin.

CONFEDERATE VETERAN.

29

MONEYS RECEIVED FOR THE MONUMENT — THE NAMES OF
DONORS TO BE SUPPLIED.

Request is made for all lists of names procurable
from the following :

ALABAMA.
Anniston — Through Mrs. R. Gardner, 821.
Birmingham — Through Mrs. R. Gardner, $200.
Eutaw — Sanders’ Camp, $6.

Montgomery— Through Mrs. M. D. Bibb, 8143.85
Tuscumbia— Through Col. A. H. Kellar, $13.15.

ARKANSAS
Little Rock— Hon. John G. Fletcher, $11.25.

FLORIDA.
Jacksonville — Gen. William Baya, $500.

GEORGIA.
Au<;usta— Patrick Walsh and others, 84(H). ill.
Sparta — Through Mrs. Middlebrooks, $41.75.

MISSISSIPPI.
V1CK8BURG — The Vicksburg (‘. V. Camp, through
Col. D. A. Campbell, $409.55.

MISSOURI.
Harrisonnille — Jeff Bur ford, $75.
NORTH CAROLINA.
Charlotte — Through the Observer, $29.50.
Salisbury— Sent to Judge W L Calhoun, $15.25.
Statesville — Through J. P. Caldwell, $4
Waynesville— R..Y. Dylus, 88.25.

TENNESSEE
Lewisburc, — Through Capt. W. (J. Loyd, 8*5.
McKenzie— Through – — , $103.20.’

TEXAS.
Corpus Christi — M C Spann, collection, $177.75.
Fort Worth— Through Mrs. B. B. Pollard, $101.70.
, Mrs S R Coggm, $7.

lected quite a sum from various sources. In Julv last
General Burbridge addressed to the Times-Unum a
communication — which was published —suggesting
that if the contributors to the Relief Fund, of which
he was custodian, offered no objection, this money
might be turned over to the Davis Monument Fundf,
and he sent his check for $25 as a contribution to the
monument movement.” This “relief fund” was
offered to Mrs. Davis, but she declined to accept it.

SOME who have helped the fund.

Louisville — Miss Martha A. Sneed, $10; Miss Jo-
sephine Walker.

New Orleans — Mrs. May Poitevant, $5.

Mansfield — Miss Belle Taylor.

Clarksville — Little Miss Huckner, $5.

J. W. Simmons, of Mexia. Tex., reports the follow-
ing contributions for $1 each: W. H. Williams, C. L.
Watson, J. W. Simmons, H. W. Gray, J. M. Rombo,
Joe Wilder, H. A. Boyd, E. B. McCoy, Bennett Hunt
and Mrs. D. A. Murphy, of Mexia, and Capt. T. B.
Tyers, of Groesbeck, and adds: ”I will send a large
list after the concert.” Preparations are being made
for an entertainment there the 27th inst. for the pro-
motion of the fund.

Jacksonville. Fla., has done a splendid part for the
Davis Monument Fund. Much credit is due that
people for their zeal. It will be recalled that the pop-
ulation of Jacksonville is very largely Northern. The
Times-Union has this to say of the fund raised there,
which has been forwarded to Richmond through the
General Agent: “Gen. William Bayabecame treasurer
of the local fund. The principal solicitor was W. D.
Matthews, who raised, in all, 8205.50. — most of it in
small contributions, ranging from 25 cents to $5. Mr.
Matthews devoted a good deal of his time to the work,
as he could spare it from his regular daily business,
and the people of Jacksonville will be indebted to him
for a large portion of the credit which they receive for
their generosity. Mr. Clarence W. Smith also col-

THE CONQUERED BANNER.

BY FATHER ABRAM .1. RYAN, THE l’OET PRIEST OF THE 80CTB.

Furl that banner, for ’tis weary,
Round Ms Mutt ’tis drooping dreary;

Furl I’, fold It, It Is bent:
For there’s not a man to wave it,
And there’s not a sword to save It,
And there’s not one left to lave It
In the blood which heroes gave It.
And It* foes now scorn and brave It-
Furl It. hide It, let It rest.
Take the banner down — ’tis tattered,
Broken Is Its staff and shattered,
And the valient hosts are scattered

I >\ er wbom It floated high.
< Hi • t is hard for us to fold it,
Hard to think there’s none to hold It,
Hard that those who once unrolled II

Now must unfurl it with a sigh.
Furl that banner, furl It sadly—
Once ten thousand hailed It gladly,
And ten thousa< d wildly, madly.
Swore It should forever wave,
Swore that foeinan’s sword could never
Heart* like theirs entwined dissever.
Till that flag would float forever

o’er their freedom or their grave.
Furl It, for the hands that grasped It,
And the hearts that fondly clasped It,

< ‘old and dead are lying low :
And the banner, it Is trailing.
While around It sounds the walling

of It* people In their woe.
For, though conquered, they adore It,
Love the cold, dead hands that bore It,
Weep for those who fell before it,
Pardon those who trailed and tore It,
And oh: wildly they deplore It,

Now to furl and fold It so.
Furl that banner! true ‘lis gory,
Yet ’tis wreathed around with glory,
And ’twill live In song and story,

Though Its folds are in the dust ;
For its fame oir brightest pages,
Penned by poets and by sages,
Shall go sounding down the ages,

Furl Its folds though now we must,
Furl that banner, softly, slowly,
Treat it gently— It is holy—

For It droops above the dead ;
Touch It not, unfold It never,
Let It droop there, furled forever.
For Its people’s hopes are dead.

CONFEDERATE VETERAN.

SOME M7/’/ HAVE WORKED FOR THE CM <iE.

■I. L. Buford, of Birmingham, Ala., who was a mem-
lyton Guards, First Alabama Regiment,
di’l this clever thing in t lection with tin’ monu-
ment Fund: tie subscribed 110 for himself and nine
others. One of the contribution books was sent him
t<> insert their names, which In- forwarded t” Ins sister
Mi– Am. i. E. Buford, of Union Springs, Ala., and
.-!,. -• ■ urv.l twenty names, with ?1 each.

Mrs. R. Y. Porter, of Greenville, Ala., on being ap-
plied to, felt discouraged with the pros] t. hut when

ibscription 1 k was sent her, she procured thirty

nam. -. « ithl

Bright little Miss Louise Beverly Bprague, of Mobile,
sends nine nanus with 81 each.

James Rutherford, of Batesville, Ark., sends in
twenty-six names with 81 each.

James W. Blackmore, of Gallatin, Term., thirteen
names with as many dollars, which he “gathered up”
among his friends.

\ good many halves and quarters come from Pratt
Miles, Ala.

Mi– Jennie Smith, of Blackshear, Ga., sends $4,
with as many names.

In the contribution of Joseph W. Allen, of Nash-
ville, the list includes the name of his son, Lieut.
Samuel M. Allen, C. S. A., killed by bushwhackers
while on furlough at a friend’s house near Memphis,
Tcnn.. March, 1864.

A splendid list will be seen from B. F. Jenkins,
President of the Davis Monument Association, Mans-
field. La., which aggregates §107.

•I. T. Cornell, of Cairo. Tcnn., furnishes twenty-
eight “names with (28 to the fund.

\V. L. Stephens, Fayette, Miss., sends a batch of
name-, nearly all for 81 each. Money forwarded to
1! ichmond.

U. \V. Downer sends 824 from the little old village
of Kaiiview. f\y., where Jefferson Davis was born. If
all the other places would do as well in proportion, the
South would have a Memorial Temple second to none
other on earth.

Col. John (ieorge Ryan sends from Chicago live dol-
lar subscriptions, one of which was in the name of his
brother, Gen. W. A. C. Ryan, of the United States
Army, ” who was one of those taken from the steamer
Virginius, and murdered at Santiago del Cuba, Nov.
1. 1873;” and another for their mother, deceased,
\\ ho was an admirer of Southern chivalry.

James Coltart, of Hohoken, N. J., sends a contribu-
tion of So with three other names of $1 each.

Maj. John J. Reeve, sends from Henderson, Ky., ten

names, including his own, with 810.

Maj. J. B. Briggs, of the John W. Caldwell Camp,
Russellville, Ky., sends 828, including 8.”) for himself,
and a similar amount for the gentleman in whose
honor the camp is named.

Miss Meta Cooper, of Waxahatchie, Texas, sends a
meat little note with ten subscriptions to the Monu-
ment, of $1 each, except that qf ioel Cooper, which is
for $2.

Miss Mollie Cunningham, of Waxahatchie, Texas,
sends three names with SI each.

M. B. Burgwin, Jackson, X. C, sends 14 with the
names of four friends..

Mrs. c. 1′. Morrow, of Chonteau, I. T.. sends ten
names with as many dollars, including V. Gray, who

put- |2 1″ her li-t.

\V. P. Renwick, of Monroe, La., writes of the col-
lection of $64, which lias been forwarded to Rich-
mond. He adds: “There is a prevailing notion that
it is the duty of the Southern people to build a suita-
ble memorial to the Confederacy through its Presi-
dent, Davis, and a well organized movement will surely

Succeed.”

In a remittance of fifteen dollar-. January 2d, from
Otis s. Tarver, of the Joe Finnegan Camp, Sanford,
Florida, I notice contributions from three little dar-
lings, three, four, and six years. The names-are Linda
C. Barnes. E. V. Barnes, and Hannah Myerson.

The following list of ladies comprised the gen, ral
committee of the Chrysanthemum Fair, held at Nash-
ville. Now 11, the proceeds of which, when forwarded
to Richmond, aggregated 81,178, the largest sum vat
procured, except by the Young Men’s” Democratic
Club of Nashville :

General Committee — Mrs. M B. Pilcher, Chairman ;

Mesdames M . C. ( ioodlet t . W.J. W 1, Dr. McMurray,

Dr. Maney, Burroughs, Locke, Hardison, John Johns,
R. R. Pope, J. B. Lindsley, Mary Porter )# Jere Baxter.
N. Baxter. Sr., .las. Frazer, Baskerville, E. W. Car-
mack, Theo. Plumnier, R. C. Morris, John Overton, -I
M. Dickinson. W. M. Hume. Col. Clark. \V. C. Smith,
Nat Gooch, H. M. Doak.D. B. Cooper, John Bransfofd,
W. 11. Jackson. John \V. Thomas, Jr., Tims. Malone,
Shade Murray, Thos. Gibson, Will Eastman, J. M.
Head, E. W. Cole, S. A. Champion, Norman Farrell,
Martha Scruggs, John Hill Eakin, M. A. Spurr, A. J.
Warren, Monroe Cheatham, Thos. Weaver, W. G.
Bush. Sam’1 Keith, Mark CockrilL Stephen Childress,
Robert Riddle, Horton Fall, Edward Buford; Albert
Harris, R. B. Allen, Horace Lurton, John Hickman.
H. W. Grantland, A. S. Marks, R. II. Dudley/ W. I…
Wilson, Thos. W. Wrcnne, AVm. Duncan, A. W» Wills,
V. 0. Wardlaw, Mary Robertson, F. II. East, John C
Brown, Graham Horton, Marsh Polk, Julius Sax,
Richard Douglas, Ernest Billow, Isaac Reese, J. I’.
Drouillard, L. Rosenheim, Mprgan Brown, Fannie
Cheatham, Cnllum, T. D. Crafignead, Andrew Mar-
shall, John M. Bass, Richard ciieatham. .las. F.Cald-
well, Wm Morrow, M. B. Tonev, J. C. Warner, J. X.
Brooks; E. B. Stahlman, W. H. Mitchell, Ann E. Sny-
der, Geo. Guild, Mary Raul McGEfire, Dr. Baird, Frank
“Green, M. J. C. Wrcnne. W. T. Glasgow, D. C. Scales,
Mary Clare, Roger Eastman, Lewis Eastman, Nat Bax-
ter, ‘Robt. Hollins, H. B. Buckner, W. L. Settle,
Eugene Criddle, G, P. Rose, Dupree, Harry McAllister,
John M. Gaut, T-hos. Plater, Van Kirkman, Leslie
Warner, Baxter Smith, Alex. Porter, Thos. Kendriek,
G. H. Baskette, Robt. Morris,- Ida Rutland, Cherrv, J.
B. O’-Bryan, Will Cranbery, J. W. Thomas, W. C.
Collier, Ross Reno, Mary Hart, J. P. W. Brown, Percy
Warner, W. H. Peck, Will Scoggins, Misses Sallie
Brown, White May, Mollie Claiborne, Henri Ewing,
Nannie Seawell.

Elsewhere reference is made to the Young Men’s
Democratic Club of Nashville, whose fund is the
largest that has -ever been secured by any one organ-
ization,and>to other Workers for the cause.

CONFEDERATE VETERAN.

3i

DEATH OF GEN. STRAHL.

AN ACCOUNT -OF ONE OF THE MOST
EXTRAORDINARY EVENTS CON-
NECTED WITH THE WAR.

This sketch of the battle of Franklin,
though not intended as an especial trib-
ute to Gen. Strahl, is published in this
connection with no greater desire than
to honor the memory of that gallant sol-
dier and devout Christain.

The removal of Gen. Johnston and the
appointment of Hood to succeed him in
command of the Army of Tennessee,
was an astounding event. So devoted
to Johnston were his men that the pres-
ence and immediate command of Gen.
Lee would not have been accepted with-
out complaint. They were so satisfied
that even in retreat they did not lose
their faith in ultimate success. They
were not reconciled to the change until
the day before the battle of Franklin.
The successful crossing of Duck River
that morning at an early hour, and the
march to Spring Hill, where the Federal
retreat was so nearly cut oil! a failure for

which it was undent 1 Gen. Hood was

not to blame), created an enthusiasm for
him equal to that entertained for Stone-
wall Jackson after his extraordinary
achievements. That night the extensive
valley east of Spring Hill was lighted up
by our thousands of camp tires, in plain
view of, and close proximity to, the re-
treating lines of the enemy”. The next
morning, as we marched in quick time
toward Franklin, we were continued in
our impressions of Federal alarm. 1
counted on the way thirty-four wagons

that had been abandoned on the si th

turnpike. In some instances whole
teams of mules had been killed to pre-
vent their capture. A few miles south
of Franklin the Federal lines of infantry
were deployed, and our progress was
checked ; but we pressed them without
delay until they retired behind the outer
works about the town. Soon after they
withdrew from the range of hills south,
overlooking the place, and we were ad-
vanced to its crest. 1 happened, though
in the line of battle (as I was ”right
guide” to my regiment), to be close to
where (Jen. Hood halted his staff ami
rode alone to the top of the hill, and
with bis tield glasses surveved the situa-
tion. It was an extraordinary moment.
Those of us who were near could see, as
private soldiers rarelv did, the position of
both armies. Although Franklin was
some two miles in the distance, the plain
presented a scene of great commotion.
But I was absorbed in the one man
whose mind was deciding the fate of
thousands. With an arm and a leg in
the grave, and with the consciousness
that he had not until within a couple of
days won the confidence which his army
had in his predecessor, he had now a
very trying ordeal to pass through. It
was all-important to act, if at all, at once.
He rode to Stephen D. Lee, the nearest
of his subordinate generals, and, shaking
hands with him cordially, announced his
decision to make an immediate charge.

-10 event of the war perhaps showed
a scene equal to this. The range of hills
upon which we formed offered the best
view of the battlefield, with but little
exposure to danger, and’there were hun-
dreds collected there as spectators. ( >ur
ranks were being extended rapidly to
the right and left. In Franklin there
was the utmost confusion. The enemy
was greatly excited. Wecould see them
running to and fro. Wagon-trains were
being pressed across the Harpeth river,
and on toward Nashville. Gen. l.oring,
of Cleburne’s division, made a speech to
his men. Our Brigadier-General Strahl
was quiet, and there was an expression
of sadness on his face. The Soldiers
wore full of ardor, and confident of suc-
cess. They- had unbounded faith in
(en. Hood, whom they believed would
achieve a victory that would give us

Nashville. Such was the spirit of the

army as the signal was given which set
it in motion. Our generals were ready,
and some of them rode in front of our

main line. With a quickstep, we moveu
forward to the sound of Btirring music.

This is the only battle that 1 was in, and
they were many, where bands of music

Were used. I was right guide to the

I orty-first Tennessee, marching four
paces to (be front I bad an opportunity of
viewing my comrades, and I well n mem-
ber the look of determination that was
on evi rv bee. Our bold movement
1 tin> enemy to give up, w ithout
much firing, its advanced line. As they
fell back at double-quick, our men rushed
forward, even though they hail to face
the grim line of breastworks just at the
■ dge “f the town.

Before we were in proper distance for
small arms, the artillery opened on 1m, th
sides. Our guns, tiring over our heads

10111 the bills in the rear, used ammuni-
tion without stint, while the enemy’s
batteries were at constant play upon our
lines. When they withdrew- to their
main line of works, it was as one even
plain for a mile. About fifty yards in
front of their breastworks, we came in
contact with formidable chevauxdi :
over or through which it was very diffi-
cult to pass. Why half of us were not
killed, yet remains a mystery ; for after

iovii.<r forward so great a distance, all
tne ume unuer rue, me aetennon, imme-
diately in their front, gave them a very
great advantage. We arrived at the
works, and some of our men after a 1 lub
fight at the trenches, got over. I he
colors of my regiment were carried in-
side, and when the arm that held them
was shot off, they fell to the ground and
remained until morning. Cleburne’s
men dashed at the works, but their gal-
lant leader was shot dead, ami they gave
way, so that the enemy remained on our
flank, and kept ud constant enfilading
fire.

Our left also fair I o hold the works,
and for a shor ,dist« _’e we remained ami
fought until t.e di . a was almost full of
dead men. Night came on soon after
the hard fighting began, and we fired at
the flash of each other’s guns. Holding
the enemy’s lines, as we continued to do
on this part of them, we were terribly
massacred by the enfilade firing. The
works were so high that those who fired
the guns were obliged to get a footing in
the embankment, exposing themselves
in addition to their flank, to a fire bv

men in houses. One especially severe
was that from Mr. Carter’s, immediately
in my front. I was near Gen. Strahl”,
who stood in the ditch, and handed up
guns to those posted to fire them. I had
passed to him my short Enfield (noted in

the icgimentj al t the sixth tune. The

man w ho had been tiring cocked it and
was taking deliberate ami, when he w as
shot and tumbled down dead into the
ditch upon those killed bet’,. re him.
When the men so exposed were shot
down, their places wore supplied by
volunteers until these were exhausted,
and it was necessary lor Gen. Strahl to

■ all upon other-.. I le turned to me, and
taough I was several feet back from the

I r,se up immediately, and walk-

\er the wounded ami dead, took

p isition with one toot upon th-.: pile of

l>0 lie- of my dead fellows, and tic other

in the embankment, and Bred guns
w hieh the General himself handed up to
me until he, too, was shot down. One
other man had bad position bu uij 1

and assisted i:i the tiring. The” battle
1 until not. an efficient man was li tt
between us and the t olumbiaBike, about
fifty yards to our right, and hardly
1 nougll behind us to hand up the guns.
We could not hold out muuu long, 1. for
ind ed, but 1 w ol us were then 1. 1< aii\e.
It seemed as if we had no choice but to
in uder or try to get away, and when
I aske I the General for counsel, be sim-
ply answered, ” Keep tiring.’ i.ut just
is tue man to my right was shot, and tell
against me witn terrible groans, Gen.
Strahl was shot. He threw up his hands,
falling on his face, and I tliOUglt turn

■ lead, hut in asking the dying man,
who still lay against my shoulder t,s lie
sank forever, how he was wounded, the
( .en. ral, who had not been k ill. , I, think-
ing my question was to him, raised up
saying that he was shot in the neck, and
called f«~r Col. Stafford to turn over his
command. He crawled over thed.a.l,
tne ditch being three deep, about twenty
feet to where ( ol. Station! was. His
Stall’ Officers started to carry bun to the
rear, but he received another Bhot, and
directly the third, which killed him in-
stantly. Col. Stafford was dead in the
pile, as the morning light disclosed, w ith
01s feet wedged in at the bottom, with
other dead across and under him alter
he fell, leaving his body half standing as
if ready to give command to the chad I

By that time but a handful of us were
left on that part of the line.and as I was
sure that our condition was not known,
I ran to the rear to report to Gen. John
C. Brown, commanding the division. I
nut Major Hampton of his staff, who
told me that Gen. Brown was wounded,
and that Gen. Strahl was in command.
This assured me that those in command
did not know the real situation, so I
went on the hunt for General Cheatham.
By and by relief was sent to the front.
This done, nature gave way. My shoul-
der was black with bruises from tiring,
and it seemed that no moisture was hit
in my system. Utterly exhausted, 1
sank upon the ground and tried to sleep.
The battle was over, and I could do no
rnsre ; but animated still with concern
for the fate of comrades, I returned to
the awful spectacle in search of some
who year after year had beeu at my side.
Ah, the loyalty of faithful comrades in
such a struggle 1

32

CONFEDERATE VETERAN.

WELCOME TO VETERANS AT Fort sSUTrt.

Editor Williams, of the Fort Smith, Ark., T,
gave out this welt ome at the late reunion of that city :

Welcome, Veterans! United Confederate Veterans,

w eli ome ‘

Thrice welcome, seven times welcome — yea. a
thousand times welcome to the Border City.

Wc are of you and with you, and (lotl being our
helper, we shall stand by you.

The political questions that made it necessary for
the Southern soldier to prove himself worthy of the
name and fame of his patriotic ancestry wore settled
in a soldierly way, and when settled, were settled for-
ever: and that settlement was the deliverance we cel-
ebrate.

Vour four years of service under the stars and liars
shed new luster upon our common country; and
whether on the driven march or in the tented field, in
the hour of victory or in sore defeat, your re. ord adds
new splendor to American .history.

The Southern soldier challenges the world for a
milder achievement upon the battlefield. Oak Hills
ami l-‘lk Horn. Pea Kidge and I’rairie drove, Poiso-
Springs and the Post of Arkansas— fields of carnage
made sacred by the Mood of as brave a soldier as ever,
dealt death at Thermopylae, or bore a polished spear
for Sparta.

Back in the homes you fought for were the tremu-
lous hands that lilessed your heads, the motherly lips
that bade von he brave and trust in heaven, the loving
arms and tearful eyes that told you to do your duty
and leave the rest to ( !od.

How noblv vim did tliat duty all the world knows.
In marble and bronze posterity shall read it, and
tongues tipped with lire from the altar of all that is
pure and holy, shall tell it to the ages to come, am!
when the everlasting stream of time shall reach the
great ocean of eternity’s wealth, the character of the
Southern soldier will tower grandly above all that
linds lodgement there.

In the days of your youthful- vigor, when the eye
was clear and the sinews strong and supple, with
swelling hearts and blushing pride you donned the
sombre gray. In your later years you have put on
another gray of whiter hue Worn and weary the
world hears heavily on you. Bent and tired you pick
your doubtful way. No grateful government helps to
hear your burden. No monthly pension aids your
tottering steps. No place of profit is set apart for
vour easement. No exemption from the general load
is vours. But you have the proud consciousness of
duty nobly done, and the blessings of that line of
patriots of which Washington was one, Jeff Davis an-
other, and Lee and Jackson a sainted two.

The divine right of kin^s passed awav with cruel
despotism, but the divine blood of American patriots
(lows on forever, and you, Confederate Veterans, are
in the line of noble succession ; and all the winds and
all the waters of this wicked world cannot deprive
you of one atom of your glorious heritage.

By the quips of fortune, and thClove that lingers
one for another of those who worshipped at a common
shrine and resigned themselves t» a common sorrow,
you have come together in our city, in the name of
whose people of all creeds we welcome you. In their
business and social relations the people of Fort Smith
know neither politics nor religion, but in their love of

country they believe the cause of good government .
best subserved where .the people worship according to
the dictates of their conscience, and celebrate freely
the anniversaries of the .lavs they love. Sin lies not
in pleasure but in excess. ‘Fort Smith swings all her
gates open to you. On the vine there is vet a cluster,
: ‘ n ‘ “» the fig tree Mill hangs some luscious fruit.
Make yourselves comfortabte. He freeandeasy; and
if in need of help sound the revielle— a city is at vour
service.

KENTUCKY STATE GUARD WAR SOKG.

lain^ forth the flag, Kentucky’s noble standard.
, > Wa\ e .1 … high tui II,.. wind shakes each fold .mi ;
■))■■. dly ii floats, nobly waving In tbe van-guard,

Then cheer up. boys, cheer, with a lusty, long bold snout.

l Hums :
Cheer, boys, cheer, we’ll march away to hattle—

cheer, buys, cheer, for our sweethearts and mir wives—
i heer, boys, cheer, we’ll nobly do our duly,

Ami give Kentucky our hearts, our arms, our lives.

Although we marc’ with heads all lowly hen. line.

Let us Implore a blessing from on high ;
(Hi. ‘use is just, the right from wrong defending,

Anil I he Coil of battled will listen to our cry.— Uho.

Though to our homes we never may return,
Ne’er press again our loved ones in our arms—

I Cer our lone graves their faithful hearts will mourn,
Then cheer up. hoys, cheer, such death has ilnims. . n<>.

s.e. hoys, sec. the thunder clou. is before us.

Hear tin- loud crash of musketry and gun
Bring forth the tlaa and proudly wave It o’er us—

Then cheer up. hoys, cheer, for the victory Is won I ho.

Note.— Sung in the “Camps” of the First Kentucky Itrigade Ii
fantry durtngthe war, 1801 (15, and since reprinted for Charles Herbal
who was of/the Second Kentucky Infantry.

MRU. M. IK PI fill’s APPEAL.

The Ladies’ Memorial Association, which rocked tin
cradle of the Confederacy at Montgomery, and hr
ever maintained an active life, has had two Presidents
the late venerable widow of Judge Benijah Bibb, am
their daughter, Mrs. M. 1 >. Bibb, a worthy suceessot
The latter, in connection with a programme for an en-
tertainment in behalf of the Davis Monument, wrote,,’

We earnestly appeal to the patriotic people of the
city and country, old men and matrons, young men
and maidens, to unite with us in rendering this occa-
sion a most brilliant success. Surely a cause which
called into action all that was noble in human nature,
lofty patriotism and sublime courage, self-sacrificing
devotion and heroic endurance, commands the grate-
ful homage of every Southern heart. Could we make

i e fitting offering than to build a monument to

the illustrious chieftain, in whom was concentrated
all these \ irtucs, and who was made a vicarious sacri-
fice upon the altar of the Confederacy?

We trust that Montgomery, the fi’st capital of the
nation whose brief existence tills the most brilliant
and pathetic page in history, will prove true to her
noble birthright, and render tribute to the hero and
statesman, whom the world will yet claim as one of
the grandest and best of the sons of men.

May we not hope that the gallant men and noble
women of our city will supplement the efforts of the
Ladies’ Memorial Association in making an offering
worthy of n cause so great, by their generous patron-
age a pc hi ‘ring presence.

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Build up a shaft to Davis ! Lrt it tower to the Bkies.
Let those who fell in battle see the stately colu won

riee.
‘Twill represent the cauBe they loved, the cause

they d»ed to save,
And shadow forth our deep respect for every sol-
dier’s grave. ..
For right or wrong, our brethren fell on every

bloody field,
They ‘hought the cause they loved was just, and

.eeling so, to yield
AVere baser than all baseness Is, and greater to be

feared •
Than all the guns that ever roared since heaven’s

light appeared.

For DaTis neither better was nor worse than those

he led ;
He Mmply represented all we did, or thought, or

said.
He was the chieftain of our State, the leader of our

band,
Duly chosen from amongst us, to assume and give

command.
lie erred ? It was but human. Which of us that

has not erred?
When we made him chief in power, we assumed

his every word.
So far as it had bearing on the common cause, we

knew ;
And all his acts as chief of State were ordered in

our view.

He failed to win the aim he sough ( ? Why ’twas

the State that failed.
They thrust him into dungeons — every man he led

was jailed.
The irons that upon his weak and wasted limbs he

wore
Were those that as their chief of State he for his

people bore.
The criticism and abuse he silently endured,
Were only of the nature that his chieftaincy

insured.
And shall we now forget the men who suffered in

our stead ?
Corel be the craven spirit who deserts hits household

dead I

We yet are in our father’s house ; we lov our

country’s flag.
Long may its folds unchallenged fly on sea and

moan tain crag 1
Long may Columbia’s gonfalon float proudly to the

breeze !
And let no man with angry hand tho sacred em-
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But let us grieve over every wound wherein our

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We love the brave of every faith ; we mourn our

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Secure against fraternal hate they sleep beneath the

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The Lord of Hosts hath summoned them. Their

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Personal friends should nut expect the compliment
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knowledge receipt of copy, if ii” more. The publica-
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nerve, just the same, until the great work is completed.

There are only two sources of revenue to the publi-
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cheapest first-class publication in America. Anybody
can afford to take it. It’ every zealous friend would
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Please be diligent to secure subscriptions and adver-
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Contributors to the monument fund are certainly
friendly to this enterprise, and deserve complimentary
subscriptions, but it must work its own way. and their
co-operation is earnestly solicited.

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ive illustrations. Let comrades furnish, briefly as
possible, humorous reminiscences. Let us live over
again the incidents that gave sunshine on dark days.

Whatever may be desirable to put before represent-
ative people of the entire South and our people else-
where may he printed ad vantageously in the CONFED-
ERATE Veteran.

The personal relations between Jefferson Davis and
Alexander H. Stephens having never been well under-
stood, even in the South, the writer once on a visit to
Beau voir expressed a desire for information in regard
to it. Mr. Davis replied cordially by relating an amus-
ing incident: .^prisoner at Anderson ville had writ-
ten Mr. Stephens, expressing a conviction that he had
conceived a plan whereby the war might be speedily
terminated, giving to the South her independence.
Mr. Stephens was so impressed that he wrote Mr. I >a\ i>.
requesting that the man be given his liberty, wherebj
such conception might be considered in official coun-
cil; and not having r lived a reply to his letter, Mr.

Stephens wrote a complaint in angered spirit some
weeks afterwards. Mr. Davis replied that he had de-
layed answering the letter in order to investigate the
reputation of the prisoner, and ascertained that there
was no reason why importance should be given any
theory of his; and, moreover, that he was already
dead. This is the only unpleasant thing that ever oc-
curred between them of a personal nature.

What an extraordinary man was Alexander H.
Stephens! His physical debility intensified interest

in him. Late in life he told me that ho hardly re-
membered the time when lie exported to live longer
than two years. Frail as he w ;is. however, and poor
at the start. — his education having been furnished on
credit, — he possessed a will power and mental acuteness
that enabled him to rise out of poverty to affluence
and to eminence. During about half of his life, of
three score ami ten years, he was in public service as
state and national legislator, as Vice President of the

Confederate States, and. last of all, as Governor of
Georgia, in which commonwealth he was born and

died.

Mr. Stephens educated about lift v v voung men before
the war and half as many after it. His general career
is well known history. When I first met him, a few
years before his death, he was at Catoosa Springs, near
Tunnel Hill, Ga. 1 had gone there to confer with
him about his contemplated visit to Chattanooga,
where preparations had been made to give him a grand
reception. He had abandoned the trip because the
wife of his favorite nephew, John A. Stephens, had
sprained her ankle, and an old black woman at Craw-
fordville, formerly his slave, had a lawsuit and no
money to employ a lawyer. To get home and plead her

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cause, his decision was irrevokable about going home
on the afternoon of the next day. He was induced,
however, to go into Chattanooga in the forenoon, ac-
cept the hospitality of the city, and take the evening
train for Crawfordville, which he did. There were
thousands of people to greet him, but no persuasion
could induce him tn neglect the lawsuit, and he went
home as he had planned.

( hatting with him one day. I expressed surprise
that he opposed Greeley so persistently for the Presi-
dency, when it was indirectly advancing the claims
of General Grant, who it seemed might have exercised
better influence for the South as President. He be-
came animated in praising Grant, and then, changing
the subject suddenly, he asked if I had read the life
of his l.iotlier. Linton Stephens. “Nay” being the
answer, he rolled his chair — he could not walk in his
later years — to a table in his room covered with slips
of white paper, and told his black servant. ” Alex.” to
get him a postal card, across the address side of which
In- wrote an order to his publishers in Atlanta, which
1 was to carry in person the next day for a copy of the
book. Amused at his using the postal card in such a
way, and wishing his autograph, I remarked that 1
would show them the order, hut would like to retain it.
“Well,” he exclaimed, “if you wish to do that, I will
try and write it better!” and he so defaced another
postal, both of which are still preserved. The last
time I saw this able patriot and statesman was a few
nights before his death. He had gone to bed, and re-
ceived me in his chamber at the Executive Mansion,
Atlanta, lie was almost half silting, propped by great
pillows under shoulders and head. The picture of
snow white linen and the pale, emaciated face which
gave a contrast to the large black eyes, is indellible.
Although not safe in party loyalty, his wisdom and
personal integrity created and maintained for him a
reputation that will he augmented as it is reproduced
in the lives of great men. One of his last acts as Gov-
ernor was the pardon of a noted criminal, and in reply
to a criticism by a prominent New Yorker, who con-
cluded his letter, “1 did so admire you once; why
have you done this senseless, evil tiling?” he wrote:
“Of one thing you may he assured: my act in the
matter meets with the full approval of my own con-
science.” It is my fortune to have in part the diary
of his prison life at Fort Warren, and a part of it may
he expected in the next ConkkdkhatE VETERAN.

statement from a hoy soldier, as the general was riding
by, he would give the commissary notice that such
must not occur again when possible t>> avoid it.

On Hood’s march into Tennessee, Cheatham was
commander of a corps, and yet he was general wagon-
master of his command whenever trouble occurred
with the train. As the army passed down Sand Moun-
tain, some of the wagons had mired in the valley
ahead. The general was making his way down the
steep mountain in the darkness, where the men were
piled in the roadway asleep. Working his way on
patiently for ‘some time, and feeling that he must go
on. he exclaimed, “D — n it, hoys, you know I don’t
want to ride over you!”

Tins pathetic incident is recalled in connection with
Gen. frank Cheatham: He was always extremely
popular with the soldiers. While many a private was
repelled by the austere manner of his colonel or brig-
adier, he would apply to “Mais Frank” for relief
against any grievance, assured of immediate attention.
For instance, if rations were short, upon the simple

The late Hon. L. Q. C. Lamar was one of the most
remarkable men that the South ever produced. He
commanded not only the respect, hut the esteem, of
the North. His thrilling oratory and his undaunted
courage were leading characteristics. A Republican
journalist wrote: “I was anxious to know something
of his experiences when the diplomatic agent of the
Southern Confederacy sought the aid of France and
England, lie chatted pleasantly on this phase of his
career, and among other things said: ‘We lost our
cause, but we won the respect of the world by our
courage, our endurance, and our devotion. Europe
had long regarded the Southerners, I think, as a lot of
braggarts. We had talked and t hreatened much. When
the war came we were equal to it. We made a proud
name lor ourselves, and I can honestly say that I
would rather be where we are to-day, with an unex-
ampled record, than to be back where we were before
the war. with our slaves.’ ”

While he was a Senator, in a discussion of the pen-
sion arrears bill, Senator Hoar, of Massachusetts, of-
fered a proviso that ”no pension should ever be paid
to .Jefferson Davis.” Mr. Lamar indignantly resented
the insult, and, after being called to order, said: “Now,
sir, I do not wish to make any remarks here that will
engender any excitement or discussion, but 1 say that
the Senator from Massachusetts connected that name
with treason. We all know that the results of the war
have attached to the people of the South the technical
crime of rebellion, and we submit to it, but that was
not the sense in which the gentleman used that term
as applied to Mr. Davis. He intended to ailix — I will
not say he intended, but the inevitable effect of it was
to affix upon this aged man, this man broken in for-
tune, suffering from bereavement — an epithet of odium
and imputation of moral turpitude. Sir, it required
no courage to do that; it required no magnanimity to
do it; it required no courtesy; it only required hate,
bitter, malignant, sectional feeling, and a sense of per-
sonal impunity. The gentleman, I believe, takes rank
among Christian statesmen. He might have learned
a better lesson, even from the pages of mythology.

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When Prometheus was bound to the rock it was not
an eagle — it was a vultun — that buried his beak in
the tortured vitals of the victim.”

Mrs. V. Jefferson Davis in her Memoirs gives an
interesting sketch of the Howell family. Her grand-
father, Maj. Richard Howell, fought in the battles of
the Revolution. He helped to destroy tea landed by
the ” Greyhound ” al Greenwich, N. J., in November,
1774. In 177″> be was captain of a company. In 177o
he was promoted to major, and commanded his bat-
talion in several successful engagements. He had a
furlough to go, and was in the act of starting, to see
his twin brother, Surgeon Lewis Howell, who was dy-
ing, the day before the battle of Monmouth, hut waited
and went into the engagement as a private in citizens
clothes. Gen. Washington commended him for his
personal sacrifice. Having waited for the battle, he
never saw his brother alive any more.

In 17.S.S Maj. Howell was appointed Clerk of the
Supreme Court, which position he held until his elec-
tion as Governor of New Jersey, and was continued
for eight years, when he dec lined to he a candidate on
account of impaired health. He died in 1802. His
daughter Sarah was one of the dozen young ladies
selected to scatter Sowers in Washington’s path at
Trenton bridge.

Mrs. Davis’ lather. William Burr Howell, fourth son
of < rov. Howell, was appointed an officer in the Marine
Corps, and served under Commodore Decatur in the
War of 1812. In a close engagement his scat — a stool
— was shot from under him, and another ball knocked
from his grasp a tin-CUp of water. I [e was commended
in orders three times for gallantry in action. After
the war was over, in 1815, he went down the Missis-
sippi in a llatboat to Natchez. He met and became
intimate with Joseph E. Davis, brother of Jefferson
Davis. In 1823 Mr. Howell married Miss Margaret
Louisa Kempe. Joseph Davis acted as groomsman,
and the first child born to the couple was named Joseph
Davis. “Thus the intimacy grew apace and ripened

into three intermarriages in three generations.”

Mr. and Mrs. Howell and their friend, Joseph E.
Davis, went on along journey to t he North in 1825,
and they together visited Mr. Davis’ “little brothel”
(Jefferson Davis) at West Point on the trip. Her
father referred to him afterward as a “promising
youth,” and her mother spoke of “his open, bright
expression,” in a letter that was preserved.

During his cadetship young Davis and a school com-
panion went off on a little frolic without leave, and,
hearing that one of the instructors was going to where
they were, they started back by a near cut to the acad-
emy, when young Davis fell over an embankment, a
distance of about sixty feet, but happily he caught at
a stunted tree, which broke the force of the fall. His
companion, greatly distressed, leaned over the preci-

pice and inquired, “Jeff, arc you dead’.'” It was al-
most a fatal fall, and he was expected to die for weeks
afterward. In this connection another story is told of
Cadet Davis. One of the professors, who disliked him,
was delivering a lecture one day upon the value to a
soldier in having presence of mind under trial. He
looked at young Davis significantly. A few days after-
ward when tin 1 large class was being taught how to
make fire-balls in a room full of explosives, one of
(Ik in caught on tire. Instantly the uncongenial pro-
fessor said, “Run for your lives!” and then did so
himself. Young Davis instead threw it out of the
window, thus saving the building and many lives.
The modesty of the author deprives the interesting
history of a full subsequent account of the Howell
family as the public deserves. She supplemented the
Howell name by becoming the wife of Jefferson Davis,
February 26, 1845.

SPIRIT “/ At’PEAL FOR THE DAVIS MEMORIAL.

In an address to the Southern people, this

committee has ratified the preference expressed by
Mrs. Davis for Richmond, V*a., a- the proper site for
such memorial. It has determined that not less than
.«’_>;.i i.i k k i shall be raised for that purpose, and that
there shall be an organization in every state in the
South, through which the offerings of the people may
flow to the accomplishment of this patriotic and pious
work. Continuing its appeal the committee say:

“This money will be raised speedily. This monu-
ment will rise, and soon, to be an everlasting
memorial, not only to the patriot and statesman who
purely and bravely led your fortunes in the times that
wrung your souls, but of the ineffable valor and
devotion of the most heroic soldiery which the world
ever saw, whom he typified while he commanded.

” No other hands than ours can be relied upon to put
stones upon this pile. Our own hard-earned mite
must mainly accomplish its rearing. Our own sweat
must chiefly stream upon its uplifting.

” If our poverty has been and continues to be great,
it has at least made us rich in love for each other. If
our lives have been one long tale of sacrifice, and
threaten more, the most willing of those to come must
be that one which will keep green forever the memo-
ries of our loved land and of our dead brothers.

” Cove and self-sacrifice build more monuments than
money ever did or ever will, and we now gladly and
confidently bid you to illustrate it. The men and the
women who fought for the Confederacy and their de-
scendants, must quarry this monument out of their
heart’s blood if need be. It were best in every case
that they should. There is not a discordant clement
anywhere. Let us all be at work ! »

“All remittances for this purpose should be made to
John S. Ellett, President of the State Bank at Rich
mond, Va., who is the bonded Treasurer of the gen-
eral organization.”

Thanks to Dr. I). M. Goodner, of Fayetteville, Tenn.,
for efficient service to solicitor for the Confederate
Veteran.

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Gen. G, P. Thruston, of Nashville, Tenn., who was
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you shall be freely done.”

In sending subscriptions for himself and the Con-
federate Veteraf) Camp, of New York, Maj. Edward
Owen says:. “It is a very good and useful paper to
( ionfederates.”

Dr. \V. N. Cunningham. Mansfield, La. : “As an evi-
dence of my appreciation of your enterprise, and my
desire for its success. I send five dollars, for which send
three copies to the persons named, and the others to
our Camp. I want these for veterans who are unable
to subscribe.”

Gen. John Boyd, Lexington, Ky. : “I am very much
pleased with the Veteran, ami, as the subscription is
so low, no Confederate soldier should be without it.

I hope to see the day that it will be like ‘ bitters

— everybody takes it.’ Inclosed find three subscrip-
tions. I will do what I can for you.”

Gen. Stephen D. Lee, Agricultural College, Miss.:
“I like it very much. The lack of such a journal has
been long felt among old Confederates; such a means
of communication is absolutely necessary. I inclose
my subscription; and whenever I can help you, call
on me, and I will do all in my power.”

A prominent “Veteran, Washington City: “I read

every word in the January number, and can only say
if subsequent publications equal it the paper will suc-
ceed on its own merits. Individual canvassers will
not be needed. I predict for it a successful future, and
will give it a good word with Confederates here. I
hope it will take and hold a high standard.”

Dr. \V. M. Yandell, El Paso, Texas, February 1 : ” I
enclose postal order for ten dollars to pay for enclosed
list of twenty names. Hope to get you more next
week. Send me ten copies of same to use in getting
you ten more subscribers. Your first issue is splendid
and worth more than the subscription for a year. I
went out in the ‘Orphan Brigade.’ You shall have
half a dollar for each subscriber — I don’t want twenty-
five for ten dollars.”

Of the many letters sent with clubs here is one from
\V. D. Matthews, Jacksonville, Fla.: ” 1 was so pleased
with it that I thought I would get you a number of
subscribers. After securing some I concluded to get
one hundred, so we might have the benefit of a col-
umn for our Camp as you propose.” Then he adds:
” Vim need make no apology for the Confederate
Veteran. I have heard nothing but praise of this
initial number.”

Gen. George Moorman, of New Orleans, who has
done much more than any other man to organize the
United Confederate Veterans’ Brotherhood, writes:
“You have greatly exceeded my expectations in the
elegant and complete paper you have issued. So far
it is the best Confederate paper I have seen since the
war. It does great credit to your patience and ability
and I hope your efforts will be crowned with com-
plete success.”

M. S. Kahle, Cleburne, Texas, February 2d: “Capt.
0. T. Plummer of our Camp handed me a copy of the
Confederate Veteran. Its caption struck my heart
and I immediately went to work. You are in a noble
cause, a glorious work which will be felt in every Camp
organization in our Sunny South. I have read it
through and through and it has given me entire satis-
faction. It will be a welcome visitor to my house,
yea, thrice welcome. Find enclosed a list of twenty-five
subscribers for your noble paper.”

CONFEDERATE VETERAN.

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Mrs. M. D. B., Montgomery, Ala.: “Its bright face
and cheering words betoken the success it’ so richly
deserves. It has a noble mission to perforin in edu-
cating the youth of our land to revere the memory and
emulate the virtues of men whose self-sacrificing de-
votion to the nation which rose so fair and fell with-
out a stain, commands the admiration of the world.
* * * I inclose two subscriptions.”

Rev. John R. Deering, now of Kentucky, who served
in the Twelfth Mississippi Infantry, Army Northern
Virginia, sends this letter:

“Versailles, Ky., January 20, L893.

“This is to thank you for the first issue of the CON-
FEDERATE Veteran, and to approve and prais.’ you
for the noble undertaking. You deserve and will
have the gratitude of every old soldier of the South,
and that of their wives, mothers, sisters, and children.
The Veteran is appreciated as a tribute to the valor
of the living and as an evidence of the enduring affec-
tion in which we hold our dead. It is valuable as an
organ for encouragement and unification of our peo-
ple in their great and sacrcil memorial work. It will
inspire general effort and promote worthy and har-
monious co-opcrat ion. The monument at Richmond
should represent Mr. Davis as he represented our
cause. I wish that it could be as magnificent as the
courage of the men who fought for it. and as enduring
as the devotion of the women who Buffered with them
Ah! gold is not good enough where love and tears and
blood were shed so lavishly. No man who knows
what that memorial will stand for, or cares for its im-
pressions upon the coming generations, would con-
sider a million of money too much to erect and pro-
tect’it. Let it be like the heroism and Buffering it
recalls — the wonder and admiration of menl

” Inclosed find a club of six subscribers to the Vet-
bran, with check. Wishing you all the success you
deserve, and holding myself ready to aid as I can. I
am yours in the strongest bonds.”

[The Nashville American.)

There is no page in the history of any people which
should arouse deeper sentiments of love for its beroi B
and admiration for their sacrifices than should the
memories of the lost cause inspire in the hearts of
the southern people for those who dedicated them-
selves to its service. This feeling is strongly entrenched
in the southern breast, yet it should be brought more
to the surface, that it may not possibly grow less. A
good publication has been needed to keep in activity
these patriotic memories. This want is now supplied
by a monthly publication entitled the Confederate
VETERAN, published at Nashville, and edited by Mr.
8. A. Cunningham. The first number has just been
issued, and contains thirty-two pages replete with in-
teresting articles, notes and memories pertaining to
the great civil war. It is published in the interest of
veterans in general and kindred topics, and is in-
tended as an organ of communication between Confed-
erate soldiers and those who are interested in them
and their affairs, and its purpose is to furnish a volume
of information which will be acceptable to the public,
even to those who fought on the other side. Its price
is fifty cents per annum. Its wide circulation will
greatly promote the laudable objects of its publication.
The first issue has not a page which does not contain
interesting matter for the perusal of all Confederate
veterans and the southern people generally.

From the current issue it appears that the sum of
$251 1,1 K K I is wanted to erect a monument to Jefferson
Davis at Richmond, Ya. Commenting upon this sub-
ject the Veteran says proud patriots ask this much.
In our National Capital there is an equestrian bronze
statue at nearly every turn to some hero of the war.
but none of them are for our side. We should not lag
behind in a matter which pertains so strongly to our
patriotism and glory. Twice the above sum has been
raised at the North for one individual monument.
New ( Irleans has erected $150,000worth of Confederate
monuments, and Richmond near that amount. The
entire South should not hesitate in an undertaking to
cost only $250,000.

We bespeak for the new publication the hearty sup-
port of the public. Its object appeals to our patriot-
ism, to our glory, to our love for the memory of those
who sacrificed their lives upon the altar of country,
and to our respect for our chosen Chieftain, a pure
type of heroic southern manhood, of whom it may be
truly said, thai under the direst trial, and when in
captivity, his proud spirit was as undaunted as when
in supreme authority at his Capital, and that the
honor and dignity of his country, entrusted to his
keeping, had a noble custodian and defender.

Mr. Cunningham, the editor of the Veteran, is
zealously interested in the general purposes of the
publication, and public support rendered him will be
worthily bestowed.

[The Nashville Mirror.]

It seems tiding that so great a number ef “true and
tried” men as comprise the Confederate veterans of
to-day should have an organ through which informa-
tion njay be conveyed to every section. That need
seems to have been met in a practical way by the
Confederate Veteran, as edited by Mr. S. A. Cun-
ningham, whose initial signature. ‘ S. A. (‘..” has been
well known and popular in Tin Daily American for
several years. Mr. Cunningham’s service as general
agent of the Davis Monument Fund for more than a
yeai has given him a thorough knowledge of the need
for an organ of Confederate veterans, and right well
has he begun it. The January issue is brim full of
good things, loyal in every thought to his comrades,
vet so dignified and respectful to the other side as to
command universal good will. The current number
has many articles of value.

[Nashville American, January 30.)

Notice of The Confederate Veteran, published a
week or so ago, may have seemed a little extravagant
in a mere glance at the publication, but it has been a
success throughout the Southern country. Without
attempt at display Mr. Cunningham touched the
hearts of southern people, without publishing a line
offensive to others, and he showed the need of just
such a publication, making it worthJ(^a place in any
library, and so cheap that club rates nav«been ignored.
Eminent women of the South have S\iM«cribed and are
volunteer solicitors.

[Farmlngton, Mo., Times.]

It ought to receive the encouragement of all ex-Con-
federates and others as well, who take a pride in com-
memorating our heroes, whether they wore the blue or
the gray. The brave deeds and noble sacrifices of the
soldiers on both, sides bear the stamp of genuine
American manhood and, alike, the heritage of a re-
united, patriotic and prosperous people. Honor our
dead heroes.

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CONFEDERATE VETERAN.

[The Nashville Banner.]

*** It is a very neat publication, contains much
information and a variety of reading on subjects relat-
ing to the Confederate Bide of the great civil war. Mr.
Cunningham is an experienced newspaper man, and
ha- a very extensive acquaintance throughout the
South. Be is the agent for the Davis Monument
Fund, and a gentleman so well deserving that his
army of friends will heartily wish hi m success with
his worthy publication.

Fori Smith, Ark.. Dally Times.]

It is full of delightful reading, is typographically
clear and clean, and altogether pleasing. The price is
only fifty cents a year, which ought to insure it a cir-
culation equal in’ number far greater than the num-
ber of gray-haired Confederate veterans in the land.
Every family of the South whose ” vacant chair” is a
memory of the Lost Cause should endeavor to hold
up the hands of the editor of the CONFEDERATE VET-
ERAN.

[The Nashville Sunday Times.]

Volume 1, Number 1, of this splendid paper is on
our table, and does full credit to the South. Every
family of our Southland should subscribe for and read
it, for it will keep green dear and sacred memories,
and will serve as an educator to the young upon issues
with which all southerners especially should be fa-
miliar.

[The Memphis Commercial.]

The Confederate Veteran is a new publication,
right up in the van of current periodicals. It is de-
voted to a noble cause, and is a very interesting, read-‘
able monthly, too. The Confederate Veteran has
the Commercial’s good will and godspeed upon its new-
venture.

[Lawrenceburg, Tenn., Democrat.]

Such a publication has long been wanted and need-
ed to keep active pure patriotic memories. We hope
the VETERAN may live long to bring these dear mem-
ories to mind of the southern veteran.

[Benton, Ark., Courier.]

.The title is an index to its contents, and we advise
every ex-Confederate to subscribe. We will send the
Saline Courier and Confederate Veteran to any ad-
dress on receipt of $1.25.

[Nashville Christian Advocate]

It is full of interesting matter and ought to have a
wide circulation. We think that we detect in it the
hand of our good friend, Mr. S. A. Cunningham.

[The Lovejoy, Oa., Picayune.]

Every southern man should subscribe fortius paper
— only fifty cents a year — and aid its editor in his
grand work for the Jeff Davis Monument Fund.

FROM GEN. W. I.. CABELL.

The IJeutejjlanV General commanding the Trans-
Mississippi l>r>par,tment of the United Confederate Vet-
erans, writes as follows:

“Dallas, Texas, January 17, 1893.
“The Confederate Veteran (I am glad to see that
you dropped the ‘ex’), for January, was received to-
day. Being confined to the house with a bad cold, I
have read every word of it, and several times I imag-
ined I was talking to some old comrade, of glorious old
Mars Jell’, of Generals bee, Albert Sydney Johnston,
Stonewall Jackson, and other old heroes, as everything
seem,., | so fresh ami so truthful, that 1 lived for a few

hours in the past, and forgot that 1 was sick and un-
able t” l’o Out in the cold.

“The letter written by that noble lady (God bless
her! i of Americus, Georgia,— Mrs. Louise My rick, — is
worth more than live years’ subscription. Every word
she has written shows her to be a true southern woman,
one who is proud of the South, proud of her State, and
proud of the gallantry and services of the old Confed-
erate soldier, both living and dead. She says there is

‘nothing too g 1 for the old soldier.’ The soldier

who ‘fought and spilled his blood in defense of the
South has no pensions,’ but he must look for relief to
sympathetic southern friends. Now, this is also true.
Thank God, the old soldiers who wore the gray want
no pensions from the Government. Cur people can
not only take care of them while living, but when
dead will wreath in garlands the laurel and other rare
southern Mowers and place them on his grave every
year. The true people of the South will never forget
the old Confederate soldier. The sons and daughters
of these noble old heroes and glorious southern women
will never forget the heroism of their fathers and the
trials and Bufferings their glorious mothers had to en-
dure. I am proud to know that we have such true
ladies all over the South. .

“I must change my subject, as I find that I could
almost fill your paper if I were to write as I feel in
reference to our duty to the living Confederate soldier.
In this State we have made ample provision for him,
and will take care of him until he is called to attend
the last ‘ tattoo.’

“I am glad to see that some interest is manifesting
itself in reference to the Jeff Davis Monument Fund.
In a few weeks we will send a pretty good sum to # our
treasurer in Richmond. I hope that you will stir
them up all along the line. This State I have divided
into five districts, and all are at work I am inclined
to think that our Camps will average (&100) one hun-
dred dollars each, not only in this State, where we
have (120) one hundred and twenty Camps, but also
in the Indian Territory and Arkansas. A number of
new Camps have been organized in Arkansas, and also
in this State, and will, no doubt, join the Association
of United Confederate Veterans in time to be with us
at Birmingham on the 19th and ’20th of July. * * *
“Your friend and comrade, W. L. Cabell ”

Dr. Cicero It. Barker, of Salisbury, N. C, in send-
ing check for $1:5.50 with twenty-seven names, states:
” We don’t want club rates for such a paper and such
a cause.”

Col. J. F. Bryant, of Franklin, Va., seeing a notice
in the Richmond Dispatch, secured a sample copy,
sends subscription, and will solicit the co-operation
of his Camp. He adds: ” I like the first number very
much, and think it richly deserves the hearty sym-
pathy and support of the entire South.”

Capt. J. L. Lemon, Acworth, Ga. : “I am glad to
know you are meeting with such success It will be
taken from Maine to Texas. When I have time I will
increase your list.”

Miss Mary Desha, Washington, D. (‘., after having
subscribed ami read it : “I shall be delighted to do all
I can.”

Many beautiful tributes are not included in the fore-
going, but they are sufficient to satisfy everybody that
there is need for the Confederate Veteran, and that
it starts in the right way.

CONFEDERATE VETERAN.

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CAUSE OF CONFEDERATES IN MARYLAND.

AN HONORED RECORD OF FAITHFUL MEN AND WO.VEX.

The Society of the Army and Navy of the Confed-
erate States in the State of Maryland, was organized
in 1871. Its ohject is to preserve the material for a
truthful history of the late war between the Confed-
erates States and the United States of America; to
honor the memory of our comrades who have fallen ;
to cherish the ties of friendship among those who sur-
vive, and to fulfill the duties of sacred charity towards
those who may stand in need of them.

In 1874, with the aid of an appropriation from the
State of Maryland, the bodies of Marylanders who fell
in the Confederate service, were gathered from all the
battlefields, from Petersburg to Gettysburg. Comrades
were employed for this purpose, and brave soldiers
were taken from fence corners and hedge rows where
they had been laid. These bodies were reintered in
the Confederate lot in Loudon Park Cemetery, where
are erected the central monument, ” The Confederate
Soldier,” by Volck, and the monuments to Companies

H and A of the First and Sec 1 Maryland Infantry.

and that dashing Cavalryman. Lieut-Col. Harry Gil-
mor. This beautiful plot contains about four hundred
bodies. It is the property of the Society, and pro\ is-
ion has been made for its perpetual care, by payments
to the cemetery company. About ten thousand dol-
lars has been expended upon this work. The bodies
of all Confederate prisoners who died in Baltimore are
also buried in our lot, and each grave is marked with
a marble headstone, with the name, regiment and
State, whenever known, of the soldier who sleeps be-
neath. Since 1873 the Society has always arranged
for the observance of Memorial Day, June 6th, when
hundreds of ladies and our comrades arc conveyed to
Loudon Park Cemetery, to strew flowers on the graves
of our dead, and the graves of our soldiers and sailors
in other cemeteries also receive like attention.

The Society has done much more than this:

In 1878 about $1,000 was realized by means of a
Musical Festival, for the Lee Monument at Richmond.

In 1880 a life size statue of a Maryland Confederate
Infantry Soldier was erected by the Society in the
Maryland lot in the Stonewall Cemetery at Winches-
ter, Virginia.

In 1882 a donation of about $l>00 was made to the
Southern Historical Society, Richmond, which enabled
that Society to continue its work at that time.

In 1885 a bazaar, held under the auspices and pat-
ronage of the Society, realized about $31,000, which
was invested in an annuity fund, terminating in twen-
ty-five years, producing a present annual income of
about $2,700, which is distributed, in cash, to needy
and worthy comrades, and is also used for the burial
of the dead. No Confederate soldier is denied assist-

ance while living, nor permitted in death to lie in a
pauper’s grave. No matter how unfortunate his cir-
cumstances in life, a respectful burial, with proper at-
tendance, in the Confederate lot is accorded him.

The Beneficial Association of the Maryland Line
also dispenses among its needy members or their fam-
ilies about $1,000 per annum, making total disburse-
ments each year nearly $4,000.

In 188(5 a monument was erected on Culp’s Hill,
Gettysburg, to the Second Maryland Infantry. It is
massive granite block, costly and imposing, and its in
scriptions testify the valor of the men who fought
where it stands.

In 1888 the former United States Arsenal buildings
at Pikesville were secured from the Legislature of
Maryland as a Confederate Home, with an appropria-
tion of $5,000 a year. The rooms have been furnished
as memorial offerings, and the Home now shelters in-
mates from different States, but citizens of Maryland
at time of entry.

From time to time many addresses have been de-
livered by distinguished Confederates, and numerous
pamphlets have been published by the Society.

The only stated public appearances of the Society
are at annual banquets and on Memorial Days. It
has made no public parades, except on the occasions of
dedications of monuments at Richmond, Lexington,
Winchester, Front Royal, Staunton, Hagerstown,
Frederick and Gettysburg, or at the funerals of distin-
guished comrades.

The So, let y now numbers above 1,000 members, the
annual dues being $1. An accurate record of e.-n h
member, certified by commanding officers or comrades,
18 entered in the Historical Register of the Society.
No unworthy soldier or deserter is permitted to be-
come a member.

The sons of Confederate soldiers and sailors are en-
titled to membership in the Society. as “male descend-
ants.” upon arriving at the age of fifteen years.

All persons who are in sympathy with ourcause,but
who were not in the service of the Confederate States,
are eligible to “auxiliary membership.”

The successive Presidents have been: Maj.-Gen.
Isaac R. Trimble, 1871 ; Maj. John R. McN’ulty, 1875 ;
Lieut. Mellenry Howard, 1883; Gen. Bradley T. John-
son, 1883. Gen. Johnson is now President.

The annual report for last year shows how much
practical good is being done. This is from it:

* * * During the vear the committee has expended
(2,663.38 in relieving the necessities of our sick and
destitute comrades and in burying our dead. Of this
amount $2,509.38 has been taken from the Confeder-
ate Relief Bazaar Fund and $154 from the treasury, of
the Beneficial Association of the Maryland Line.

During the year relief has been granted to 202 per-
sons, being six less than the previous year. Of this
number 190 have been relieved from the Confederate
Relief Bazaar fund and twelve from the treasury of the

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Beneficial Association. We have buried fifteen com-
rades during the year.

The members of the committee, with a few excep-
tions, have shown great interest in the work in which
we arc engaged, ami the rarity of cases of distress
among ex-Confederates is due. in a great measure, to
the labor of the members of this committee. The
thanks of the committee are due to those members of
the Confederate societies who have assisted the com-
mittee by acting as pall-bearers at funerals and assist-
ed us in many other ways.

THK BIRTHDAY OF LEE.

ANNUAL 1>I.\.\ER IN HIS HONOR BY THE CONEEDERATE
VETERAN CAMP OF SEW YORK.

The Confederate Veteran Camp of New York gave
its third annual banquet January 19th, Gen. Lee’s
birthday.

Among the distinguished guests present were Mrs.
V. Jefferson Davis and daughter, Miss Winnie. The
Camp arose in honor of the “first woman,” and the
” daughter of, the Confederacy.”

There was on the stage a large oil painting of Gen.
Lee. Major Edward Owen managed the proceedings
with high credit.

Of the responses by guests invited who could not
attend, Mr. Cleveland wrote: ” It would give me great
pleasure to accept your invitation if other engage-
ments permitted, but the eares and duties now press-
ing upon my time are too numerous to permit of my
attendance.”

Mr. Cleveland’s name was heartily cheered, and so
was that of T. W. Topham, commander of U. S. Grant
Post, G. A. It., who wrote: “I should be glad to help
honor the memory of one of America’s greatest sol-
diers.” A similar statement from Gen. McMahon was
also applauded heartily.

One of the leading speakers, ex-Gov. Thompson, of
South Carolina, in speaking of Lee, said: “He was
not misled by military politicians. In one of his let-
ters he wrote. L I can conceive of no greater evil than
the dissolution of the Union.’ When he returned to
Virginia all his pride and devotion to the army in-
spired him to remain with it. He was told he could
have command of the Union Army if he remained.
This was a dazzling offer. But he believed that his
first duty was to Virginia, and when Virginia called
he felt it his duty to answer without regard to per-
sonal considerations.”

The speaker paid an eloquent tribute to (Jen. Lee’s
virtues, his Christian character, his resignation in the
hour of defeat, his courage and breadth of mind. In
closing Mr. Thompson said: ” I deem it fortunate that
we have lived to see this day — never again to see
brother arrayed against brother. We are fortunate to
have lived to sec what Grant prayed for and Lee la-
bored for.”

Written inr the Uohtbdebath Vktkhan.

I.KE.

I1Y 11. II. DYKEBS, WAYNES VI I.I.K, N. C.

Be fought the fight tn tlnish,
And his soldier work is done;

Lee i v. r stands Immortal I
Freedom’s model of a son.

As In the ‘lav of liattlc,
fir on his great retreat,

The center of attraction;
We come, our Lee to meet.

We’ve tried to mould Ills features,
To clothe him with a form; .

To hold him np for men to see
How much he can adorn.

He came not home trlttmphant,

Hut a hero lie did come;
With honor pure, unsullied,
And a love excelled by none.

No pathway strewn with Rowers
Welcomed I.ee back from the war,

But an anguish for his country
And the ruined homes he saw.

He, who could stand undaunted
‘Midst tin- crash ami clang of arms,

Grew grander when, disabled,
Leading comrades to their farms.

For he tread the path of duty,
And he w*»n respect and fame,—

The proudest wreath of laurels
That a mortal man can claim.

‘Tis not the smoke of battle,
The carnage, or the flame;

But we hold our Lee close to us,—
We love to call his name.

And we tell all we know of him;

And the nation yet uuborn
Shall learn to know and love him

Like the fathers that have gone.

The Mary Washington Monument. — A “Woman’s
Movement” to erect a monument at the grave of Mary
Washington is not succeeding as it deserves. Mary
Ball Washington, the daughter of Col. Jfoseph Ball, of
Lancaster, Va., was born in 1706; married Augustine
Washington, March 6, 1730, and died August 25, 1789,
aged eighty-three years. She was buried on the spot
chosen by herself on her own home plantation,” Ken-
more,” on the Rappahannock, near Fredericksburg.
Forty years after, a patriotic citizen of New York, Mr.
Silas E. Burrows, presented a handsome marble mon-
ument for the spot, the corner-stone of which was laid
by President Andrew Jackson in 1833, that was nearly
but not entirely completed, and is now in such a state
of dilapidation and ruin as to be irrecoverable. Au-
gustine Washington, lather of George, died 1743, and
his body was deposited in the family vault in West-
moreland county, Virginia.

Since the above was put in type, news comes from
Fredericksburg:

“The small Mary Washington Association here is
much stirred up because they hear the National Asso-
ciation has contracted for an $11,000 monument of
Vermont granite, to be commenced early in the spring.
They expected the women of the country to do better
than that.”

The camp that will send 100 subscriptions can have
appropriated one column in its interest this year.

CONFEDERATE VETERAN.

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CARNAGE AT “THE CRATER,” NEAR PETERSBURG.

Lieut, Col. William II. Stewart, of the Sixty-first
Virginia, Mahone’s old brigade, gives a thrilling ac-
count of the battle of “The Crater,” from which the
following extracts are made. He was asleep under liis
little rly tent, when “a deep, rumbling sound, that
seemed to rend the very earth in twain,” startled him
from his slumbers:

“The whole camp had been aroused, and all were
wondering from whence came this mysterious explo-
sion. It was the morning of Saturday, the 30th Say
of July, 1864. The long talked of mine had been
sprung, a battery blown up, and the enemy were al-
ready in possession of eight hundred yards of our en-
trenchments.

“Two hundred cannon roared in one accord, as if
every lanyard had been pulled by the same hand.
The gray fog was Moating over the fields, and darkness
covered the face of the earth, bul the first bright streak
of dawn was gently lifting the curtain of night.

“The sun rose brilliantly, and the great artillery
duel still raged in all its grandeur ami fury.

“Soon after, Capt. Tom Bernard, Gen. Mahone’s
courier, came sweeping up the lines on his white
charger to the headquarters of Brig. Gen. I>. A. Wei-
siger. Then the drums commenced rolling off the sig-
nals, which were followed by ‘fall in’ and hurried roll
calls. We were required to drive back the Federals.
who had gotten almost within the very L r :ites of the
city of Petersburg. It was startling new-, bul our sol-
diers faltered not, and moved off at quick step.

“Wright’s Georgia Brigade and our Virginia Brig-
ade, the latter numbering scarcely eight hundred mus-
kets, constituted the force detailed to dislodge the
enemy, who held the broken lines with more than
fifteen thousand men, and these were closely supported
by as many more. 1 rememberthal our regiment, the
Sixty-first, did not exceed two hundred men, includ-
ing officers and privates, which I am quite sure was
the strongest in the two brigades. 1 suppose we had
marched the half of a mile when ordered to halt and
strip off all baggage, except ammunition and muskets.
We then tiled to the left a short distance to gain the
banks of a small stream, in order to be protected from
the shells of the Federal batteries by placing a range
of hills between. The enemy were making disposi-
tions to attempt their capture, for they were the very
keys to the invested city. When nearly opposite the
portion of our works held by the Federal troops, we
met several soldiers who were in the works at the time
of the explosion. Our men began ridiculing them for
going to the rear, when one of them remarked: ” Ay,
boys, you have hot work ahead — they are negroes, and
show no quarter.” This was the first intimation that
we had to fight negro troops, and it seemed to infuse
the little band with impetuous daring, as they pressed
onward to the fray. Our comrades had been slaugh-
tered in a most inhuman and brutal manner, and
slaves were trampling over their mangled and bleed-
ing corpses. Revenge must have fired every heart and
strung every arm with nerves of steel for the hercu-
lean task of blood. We filed up a ditch, which had
been dug for safe ingress and egress to a/id from the
earthworks.

“The ‘Crater,’ or excavation, caused by the explo-
sion, was about twenty-five feet deep, one hundred and

fifty feet long, and fifty feet wide. About seventy-five

feet in rear of the supporting earthworks there was a
wide ditch, with the bank throw n up on the side next to
the fortifications. This was constructed to protect par-
ties carrying ammunition and rations to the troops.
Between this irregular and ungraded embankment and
the main line the troops had constructed numerous
caves, in which they slept at night to be protected
from the mortar shells. The embankment from the
bottom of the ditch was about ten feet high, and com-
manded tic outer or main line. The space from the
outside of the fortifications to the inner edge of the

ditch was more than one hundred feet wide.

“The ‘Crater.’ and the space on both sides for some
distance, were literally crammed with the enemy’s
troops. They were five lines deep, and must have
numbered between fifteen and twenty-five thousand
men. Their historians admit that their charge was
made by the whole of the Ninth Corps, commanded
by Gen. A. E. Burnside, and that the Fifth and a part
of the Second Corps were massed in supporting dis-
tance

“Mahone’s old brigade, alter being deployed, < overed
their front from the center of the ‘ ( rater’ to the right.
Our little band were desperate, and reckoned not the
host^ that confronted them. I recollect counting seven
standards in front of our regiment alone. ( >ur column
was deployed in the valley before mentioned, in full
view of these hostile thousands. As the soldiers filed
into line, ( leu. Mahone walked from right to left, com-
manding the men to reserve their tire until they
reached the brink of the ditch, ami after delivering
one volley to use the bayonet. < Mir line was hardly
adjusted, and the Georgians had not commenced to
deploy, when the division of negroes, the advance line
of the enemy, made an attempt to rise from the ditch
and charge. Just at that instant Gen. Mahone ordered
a counter charge. The men ru-lied forward, officers
in front, with uncovered heads and waving hats, and
grandly and beautifully swept onward over the inter-
vening space with muskets at trail. The enemy sent
in the ranks a storm of bullets, and here and there a
gallant fellow would fall: hut the files would close,
still pressing onward, unwavering, into the jaw- of
death!

“The orders of Mai. Gen. Mahone were obeyed to
the very letter, the brink of the ditch was gained be-
fore a musket was discharged, the cry of No quarter!’
greeted us, the one volley responded, and the bayonet
plied with such irresistible vigor as insured success in
the shortest space of time. Men fell dead in heap-,
and human gore ran in streams that made the very
earth mire beneath the tread of the victorious soldiers.
The rear ditch being ours, the men mounted the rug-
ged embankment and hurled their foes from the front
line up to the .very mouth of the ‘Crater.’ In the
meantime the Georgia Brigade had charged, but were
repulsed; and soon after it was re-formed in column
of regiments and again charged, but was met by such

a withering fire that it again r< iled with a heavy

slaughter.

“Our bloody work was all done so quickly that I
have scarcely an idea of the time it required to accom-
plish it ; sonic say it was twenty minutes. It was over,
1 am sure, about noon; and then, for the first time,
we realized the oppression of the scorching rays of that
•Inly sun, and many almost sank from exhaustion.
The brigade captured fifteen battle-flags, and our own

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regiment owned five of the seven that I had counted
in its front .

“The wonderful triumph had been won at the price
of tin- blood of the bravest, and best, and truest. Old
Company ‘ F.’ of Norfolk, had carried in twelve men,
all of whom were killed or wounded. The Sixth R< sg-
iment, t<> which it was attached, carried in ninety-
eight men, and mustered ten for duty at this time.
The Sharpshooters carried in eighty men, and sixteen
remained for duty. Nearly half or our own regiment
had fallen, ami the Twelfth, Forty-first, and Sixteenth
Regiments had suffered in like proportion. Up to this
time only an inconsiderable number of prisoners hail
been captured.

•■ During the charge, ( ‘apt. John W. Wallace, of Com-
pany ‘•’.’ Sixty-first Virginia Regiment, was stricken
down with a broken thigh. He lay upon his hack,
refusing to allow his men to take him from the field
till the battle was over, waving his hat and urging his
men to ‘Go on; go forward.’

“When Maj. W. II. Etheredge, of the Forty-first
Regiment, jumped in the ditch, a brave Federal in the
front line fired through the traverse and killed a sol-
dier at his side. lie immediately dropped his empty
musket and snatched another from a cowering com-
rade to kill Maj. Etheredge. At this juncture the
Major, with remarkable self-possession, caught up two
Federals, who were crouching in the ditch, and held
their heads together between himself and his deter-
mined opponent, swinging them to and fro to cover
the sight ol the musket, the Federal doing his hest to
uncover it SO as to unharm his friends by his bullet.
Peter ( ; i lil is. of the Forty-first Virginia Regiment,
rushed to the assistance of the Major, and killed his
foe. Gibbs was a gallant soldier, and fought with
great desperation. It was said at the time that he
slew fourteen men that day.

”The Alaliamians made a grand charge under a ter-
rible fire, reaching the crest of the ‘Crater’ without
faltering, and here a short struggle ensued. They
tumbled muskets, clubs, clods of earth, and cannon
halls into the excavation on the heads of the enemy
with telling effect. This novel warfare lasted only a
few minutes, when Bartlett ordered up the white Hag,
an I about five hundred prisoners marched to our rear.
The negroes among them were very much alarmed,
and vociferously implored for their lives. One old

cornfield chap exclan 1: ‘My God, massa, 1 never

pin ted a gun at a white man in all my life: dem nasty,
stinking Yankees fotch us here, and we didn’t want to
come fus! ‘

“The appearance of this” rough, irregular hole beg-
gars description. It was estimated that it contained
six hundred bodies. The importance of reconstruct-
ing this broken line of earthworks at mice prevented
the removal of these bodies; therefore, they were buried
as they had fallen, in one indiscriminate neap. Spades
were brought in, and the earth thrown from the sides
of the ‘Crater’ until they were covered a sufficient
depth. By three o’clock in the afternoon all was over,
and we were enjoying a welcome truce.”

Here follows an account of the odor on that hot af-
ternoon, that is omitted from this account.

” There weic thousands of captured arms around us,
and during the night some of our men would shoot
ramrods at the enemy just for the fun of hearing them
wdiiz. One that was sent over drew from a Federal
the exclamation : ‘ Great God ! Johnnie, you are throw-

ing turkey spits ami stringing us together over here.
Stop it’.’

” A correspondent of one of the New York dailies.
writing a description of this battle from accounts ob-
tained from wounded officers who had arrived at Wash-
ington, uses the following language: ‘Often have the
Confederates won encomiums for valor, but never he-
fore did they tight with such uncontrollable despera-
tion. It appeared as if our troops were at their mercy,
standing helpless or running in terror, and shot dow n
like dogs. No such scene has been witnessed in any
battle ot the war. The charge of the enemy against
the negro troops was terrific. With fearful yells they
rushed down against them. The negroes at once ran
hack, breaking through the line of white troops in the
rear. Again and again their officers tried to rally them.
Words and blows were useless. Tiny were victims of
an uncontrollable terror, and human agency could not

stop them.’

“Next morning was a bright and beautiful Sabbath,
and nothing of moment occurred. At least throe thou-
sand of the Federal dead were still on the field, putri-
fying under the scorching rays of the sun. I remem-
ber a negro between the lines, who had both legs blown
off, crawled to the outside of our works, stuck three
muskets in the ground, and threw a small piece of tent
cloth over them to shelter his head from the hot sun-
shine. Some of our men managed to shove a cup of
water to him, which he drank, and immediately com-
menced frothing at the mouth, and died in a very
short time afterwards. He had lived in this condition
for nearly twenty-four hours.

“On Monday morning a truce was granted, and the
Federals sent out details to hury their dead between
the lines. They dug a long ditch, and placed the bod-
ies Crosswise, several layers up, and refilled the ditch,
and thus ended the tragic scenes of three days in and
around the ‘Crater.’ ”

The Statue of William Penn — The greatest work
of art at the Columbian Exposition, no doubt, will be
the bronze statue of William Penn, made to surmount
the great dome at City Hall, Philadelphia. Its im-
mense proportions are as follows: Weight, (it), ood lbs.;
height, 37 ft.; hat, 3 ft. diam., rim, ‘_’:’> ft. in circum-
ference; nose. Pi inches long; eyes. VI ■in. long, 4 in.
wide; mouth, from corner to corner, 14 in.; face, from
hat to chin. 3 ft. 3 in.; hair, 4 feet long; shoulders, 28
ft. circumference, 11 ft. diam.; arms, 12 ft. 6 in. long;
coat sleeve, 9 ft. 6 in. circumference; cuffs on coat, 3
ft. long; waist, ’24 ft. circumference, 8 ft. 9 in. diam.;
buttons on coat, 6in. in diam.; hands,*! ft.il in. cir-
cumference, 3 ft. wide and 4 ft. long; fingers, 2 ft. Gin.
long; finger nails, Min. long; legs, from ankle to knee,
10 ft.; ankle, fi ft. circumference; calf of legs, 8 ft. 8in.
in circumference; feet, 2’2 in. wide, 5 ft. 4 in. long;
tree, Hi ft. 4 in. in circumference.

The foregoing account may not be as impressive to
tlie reader as it was to the editor of the Confederate
Veteran, who stood at the foot of the enormous statue
a few weeks ago in Philadelphia.

In sending his subscription to the Confederate
Veteran, Cel. W. P. Barlow, Secretary of the Ex-Con-
federate Association of Missouri, says: “My impres-
sion is that you have struck the right gait for a long
march.”

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SECRET SERVICE FUND. CONFISCATING PRIVATE PROPERTY.

CONFEDERATE GOLD PAII> To UNCLE SAM BELONGING
TO THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT.

.1 REMINISCENCE CONNECTING GEN. FISK AND PRESI-
DENT ANDREW JOHNSON.

The editor of the Confederate Veteran had occa-
sion to call on Capt. Ernest Cucullu, of New Orleans,
and the conversation disclosed the fad that the last
official Confederate order was issued to him. He had
been on the staff of Gen. E. Kirby Smith from the
time that officer was able to resume command after liis
terrible wounds at Mannassas.

Mr. Davis had communicated to Gen. Kirby Smith
the fall of Richmond and the surrender of General
Lee, and that hi’ would endeavor to get to Cuba, and
thence cross over to Texas, when’, with 37,000 men
west of the great river, they would make a stand at
Hempstead, Tex. It was understood that in this last
rally the best terms possible for capitulation would he
made.

Captain Cucullu was directed to take $10,000 in gold
and go to Cuba, SO as to aid Mr. Pavis in his plans.
The Captain suggested that >c>,iHnim gold would he
Sufficient, and he only took that amount.

Gen, Kirby Smith’s headquarters were at Shreve-
port. hut lie had gone to Galveston with his aide, and
the money sachel had been taken on board tie Gray-
hound, which was ready to run the blockade. While
they waited, a flag-of-truce boat hove in sight. It
brought the news that General Buckner had surren-
dered at Shreveport. Then there was nothing to do
by the man whom Mr. Pavis entrusted with “greater
power than” he “due give in writing” hut to surren-
der, and turn over the Confederate gold in his posses-
sion, A plea was made in behalf <>( several general
officers, and it was agreed that they he paid in the ag-
gregate $1,700. The general commanding had due him
thousands of dollars salary, hut declined to take any
part of it. Here is the order, which i- certainly the
last one ever issued :

Galveston Harbor, June 3, 1865, Captain: When

you reach New Orleans you will, after deducting your
necessary traveling expenses, turn over to Major-Gen-
cral Canby, United States Army, commanding, etc..

S”.. 300, being the secret seiviee funds Confederate

States, remaining in your possession. Respectfully,
your obedient servant. E. Kirby Smith. General.
( ‘apt. Ernest Cuculu.

After taking the money to General Canby, and get-
ting his receipt, Dr. David Yandell. of Louisville.” and
another officer were found to be destitute, and General
Canby gave them $270, and allowed $1, which was
charged by Captain Cucullu for a carriage in New < >r-
leans. General Canby’s receipt is as follows:

Headquarters Department of the Gttlf — New
Orleans, June 6. 1865 -Received of Capt. Ernest Cu-
cullu, aide-de-camp on the stall’ of General E. Kirby
Smith, the sum of $3,029 in specie, being the balance
in his hands of the ” secret servicefund” of the Trans-
Mississippi Department. Ed R. S. Canby.

General Canby seemed surprised that such a fund
was turned over to him, but said: “It is just like
Kirby, the soul of honor.” They were fellow-students
at West Point.

J. B. White, in a letter from Tyree Springs, Tenn.,

gives some interesting reminiscences of wartimes at
Nashville. He describes vividly the confiscation of
Gen. Donelson’s property, near Hendersonville, not
many miles from Nashville, and how his application
to restore it to the family after Donelson’s death was
treated. His petition for its restoration was emphati-
cally refused, with the comment, “No. sir; we will
never give up that property whilst the Government
lasts.” l L>- refused to put in writing his decision, un-
til Judge Lawrence, a Tennessean, but who had en-
listed in the Union cause, suggested that he write on
the application, ” Refused,” which he did. –
( Continuing his letter, Mr. White says:

“The General occupied the home ‘if John M. Bass,
on Church Street, now owned by E. W. Cole. His
headquarters were luxuriously furnished, and he was
attended by a troop of handsome, well-dressed ser-
vants, both men and women. He sustained the great-
ness and dignity of the Government in grand style.

“After leaving the headquarters of the General, 1
went to see Mrs. Donelson, and told her the result of
my petition and the failure of my application. I
handed her the petition with the General’s indorse-
ment, ami adv ised her to write to President Johnson,
enclose tin papers t<> him, and ask him to order Gen
😮 give her tic possession of her home. I told
her to explain to the President fully her condition and
that of lei family, and to remind him of the former
relations that existed between himself and her hus-
band,and to lei me see her letter before she mailed it.

I called to see her next day. She had her letter ready
and read it to me. It was a -mart, admirable letter.

well written, reminding the President that they were
both natives of North Carolina, and were residents of
the same city — Raleigh; that her father was Gov.
Branch, of North Carolina, and was Secretary of the
Navy under Gen. Jackson, and that he had lived in
Washington City with her father’s family, where she
was married to Gen. Donelson, and had removed with

her husband soon thereafter to Tennessee; and that
Gen. Donelson had always been his personal and po-
litical friend, and had supported him for Governor of
Tennessee against ( !ol. < ientry, his own hrother-in-law.
a man for whom he had the highest respect, yet his
political and personal friendship was stronger than
family ties; ami now, her husband being dead and his
family without a home and dependent upon others
for a shelter, -he applied confidently to him to see that
-he was restored to her home, as she was advised that
she had a right to it. She believed he would never
forsake a friend in adversity. She had entertained
him at her house, and her husband had been his friend
when he needed friends.

“This letter presented her case much better than I
had presented it in my petition to Gen. Kisk. A
woman can write much hotter than a man when her
feelings are enlisted. 1 told Mrs. Donelson her letter
was well conceived and better executed. It was mailed
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h ippened to be at the White House on buBiness with
the Presidi nt. East said when the President got Mrs.
Denelson’s letter ami read it. he got into a towering
passion, and Bwore thai her father, Gov. Branch, was
the first public man that ever noticed him or spoke a
kind word to bim : that one morning when he was oul
very early sweeping the pavement in front of the simp
in which he was learning the tailor’s trade, a tall, gray-
haired man came walking by and spoke kindly to bim,
commending his industry, and Baid: ‘That is right,
my son: always be honest and industrious and you
Will make a man of yourself.’ He told me lie was
Gov. Branch, ami gave me a silver half-dollar to keep
in remembrance 01 him ami the advice he had given
me. He said lie had the half-dollar now with him at

the White Ilmise. and 1 rdered his private secretary.

Browning, to go ami get it: he wanted tn show it to
.1 udge Bast.

“The President then ordered his secretary to send a
telegram to Gen. Fisk to give up the farm to Mrs. Don-
elson, which was done that night. (Jen. Fisk paid no
attention to t lie dispatch, believing, as he told me,
that it was bogus. Mrs. Donelson waited .some weeks
and received no reply to her letter. 1 told her to write
again, as the letter might have miscarried; she wrote
again. This was answered, and a peremptory order
on (Jen. Fisk to give up the place to Mrs. Donelson,
and report to the President immediately why he had
not complied with his first order; and if his reasons
were not entirely satisfactory, some one would he put
in his place who would obey his orders.

” Fisk came mar losing nis position, and he made
up for the delay of action by immediate restoration of
everything possible to the 1 lonelson family.”

The foregoing story is not meant to convey implied
comment on the action of the President. It is given
-imply as a reminiscence of war times. Judge Law-
rence, wdio is referred to, was connected with the Union
forces through much of the war. and made friendships
for heroic service- in behalf of citi/ens who were mal-
treated by the army. The family of the late Col. G.
A. Washington will ever have pathetic memory for
hi- kindness to them, when two sets of soldiers went
to Wessyngton and got into a quarrel over which
should take his life because he had killed a soldier
who was stealing one of his horses.

GEN. GRANT AT SHIFOH.

.1 NASHVILLE LADY QIVR8 VALUABLE HISTORIC TES-
TIMONY.

KNOWLEDGE OF GEN. WHITESIDE WASTED.

Aberdeen, South Dakotah,
November 20, 1892.
Dear SlR — Can you furnish me the present address
of a Gen. Whiteside who, in l.s<;2 and lsc;*,, com-
manded a brigade of Confederate Cavalry, and in a
light engagement | 1 think i at Lamar, Miss., was
wounded and taken prisoner. A friend of mine has
a pair of silver spurs which he at that time took from
the General, and would now like to return them to
him or his family. The lapse of time has, in my opin-
ion, made them very valuable to their former owner
as a relic, and my friend would take great pleasure in
returning them. Respectfully yours,

i). McGlachlin.

Sin- writes to T. M. Hurst, Assistant Postmaster at

Nashville, in reply to a letter of inquiry. The home
of the lady was. at that time, on the Tennessee River
bluff at Savannah, a few miles below where the battle
of Shiloh was fought :

” N \-u \ 111 k. Tknn., December li, 1892.
” Dear Sir— Your letter of inquiry concerning ‘(Jen.
Grant’s physical condition on the morning the battle
of Shiloh began.’ is received. You will please accepl
my assurance, gladly given, that on the date men-
tioned 1 believe (Jen. Grant was thoroughly sober.
He was at my breakfast-table when he heard the re-
port from a cannon. Holding, untasted, a cup of cof-
fee, he paused in conversation to listen a moment at
the report of another cannon. He hastily arose, say-
ing to his stall’ officers, ‘Gentlemen, the ball is in mo-
tion; let’s be off.’ His flagship (as he called his spe-
cial steamboat^ was lying at the wharf, and in fifteen
■minutes he. stall’ officers, orderlies, clerks, and horses
had embarked.

” During the weeks of his occupancy of my house he
always demeaned himself as a gentleman; was kind,
courteous, genial, and considerate, and never appeared
in my presence in a state of intoxication. He was
uniformly kind to citizens, irrespective of polities, and
whenever the brutality to citizens, so frequently in-
dulged in by the soldiers, was made known to him, he
at once sent orders for the release of the captives or
restoration of the property appropriated. As a proof
of his thoughtful kindness, 1 mention that during the
battle on Sunday he wrote and sent to my mother a
safeguard to prevent her home being used for a hos-
pital. Yielding to the appeals of humanity, she did.
however, open her home to the wounded and sick for
three months in succession, often administering to
their wants and necessities in person. In such high
esteem did fJeu. Grant hold such magnanimity under
the most aggravating circumstances, that he thanked
her most cordially, assuring her that, considering the
great losses and gross indignities she had received from
the soldiers, her nobility of soul was more to be ad-
mired than the fame of a general leading an army of
victorious soldiers.

“On one occasion he asked to be introduced to my
mother and family, saying. ‘If you have no objections
to introducing me, I will be much pleased.’ I replied,
‘ Not because you are a great general, but because I be-
lieve you to be a gentleman, I will unhesitatingly in-
troduce you to them.’ In deference to the fact that I
was a southern lady, with southern proclivities, he
attired himself in a full suit of citizen’s clothes, and,
touching himself on the shoulder, said, ‘I thought
you would like this best,’ evincing delicate courtesy
and gentlemanly instincts of which the honors of war
or merited promotion had not deprived him.

“I feel that it is due to the surviving members of
(Jen. Grant’s family to mention some evidences of his
great-hearted ness as shown in kindness to southern
people. ‘Military necessity ‘ was not to him a term
synonymous with unlicensed vandalism or approval
of terrorism. He was too great and too true to his
manhood to be fettered by prejudice.

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45

“lam pleased that t can give these reminiscences
of a man who, as a soldier and statesman, received
and merited the homage of a nation; for they are tes-
timonies of his inner life and innate characteristics
worthy to be recorded with the magnanimity of ‘kin-
ship over self,’ as manifested on the day of Gen. Lee’s
surrender. ” Respectfully,

“Mrs. YV. H. Cherry.”

A CON FEDERATE AT THE TOMB OF GRANT.

The principal oration at the tomb of Grant lasl
memorial day was delivered by Col. Charles Marshall,
who was chief of staff to General Lee. He said, in
part :

“It is not easy to express the thoughts that the scene
before me inspires in my mind, and in the mind of
every man who understands the full meaning of this
occasion. Men who were arrayed against each othei

in deadly strife are now met together to ■!” I ir to

the memory of one who led one part of this audience
to ;i complete and absolute victory over the other, yet
in the hearts of the victors there is no feeling of
triumph, and in the hearts of the vanquished there is
no bitterness, no humiliation.”

Col. Marshall said that both the North and the
South rejoice that the voyage across a tempestuous sea
of blood and teats is over. After referring to the bit-
terness of the conflict, and the fad that the combat-
ants so quickly dispersed at the end, be said :

“No such peace as our peace ever followed imme-
diately upon such a war as our war. The exhausted
South was completely at the mercy of the victorious
North, and yet the sound of the last gun bad scarcely
died away when, not only peace, but peace and good
will, were re-established, ami the \ ictors and the van-
quished took u]i the work of repairing the damages of
war, and advancing the common welfare of the whole
country, as if the old relations — social, commercial and

political between the people of the two section-, bad

never been disturbed.”

Of Grant be said :

“Great as were bis achievements in war, I think his
crowning glory was that of a peacemaker, and that to
him belongs the blessing promised to peacemakers.”

SOUTHERN (iRAXITE FOR THE MONUMENT.

New Orleans Times-Democrat.]

A correspondent suggests that as the Davis monu-
ment is to be a Southern affair it be constructed oi
stones from the various Southern States, the design
contributed by Southern artists and the work done by
Southern men.

This proposition seems reasonable enough to us
under the Circumstances, and not smacking of section-
al sentiment.

When Mr. Davis died but few sympathizing mes-
sages came from the other side of the Ohio; there
marched in his funeral procession none from the
Northern States – they left us to bury our dead. It
was an affair in which the South alone took part, al-
though to Mr. Davis the far Western States owed
their birth and prosperity, and once were proud to
honor him. Had the Southern cause succeeded, we
might have called on the marble of Greece to com-

memorate it, but the Lost Cause will be best re-
membered in the stone of the Southern land, where
defeat awaited us.

Even if the South were barren of tine stones and
its monument bleak and desolate in consequence, it
would be a true memento of the South, which went
into this titanic struggle unprepared and without any
of tin’ resources necessary for warfare. Fortunately.
however, it will not be necessary to build a monument
of boulders. Since the death of the Confederacy, the
Southern States have been discovered to be rich in the
finest building and monumental stones. The marble
of Tennessee now finds its way over the entire Union,
and is good enough for the National Capitol itself, the
granite of Georgia is paving the streets of Cincinnati
and many other Western cities: syenite of Missouri is
among the handsomest building stones in thiscountry.
From tne quarries of the Southern States we get hand-
some stones, so that the Davis monument will not
only be Southern throughout, but as grand and
beautiful as it should be, an evidence not only of
Southern patriotism and devotion, but of the South’s
wealth <<( resources. The quarries of neither Maine
nor Greece ‘an contribute anything more beautiful
than the Southern States can themselves give to the
memory of their dead leader ami tin 1 Lost Cause.

Every State in the Union has contributed stone to
the Washington monument; every State in the South
should give to the Davis monument, which will com-
memorate the four years’ life of a nation which has
passed away the Confederate States of America.

UNITED i <>.\ FEDERATE VETERA*’* COMMITTEES.

\- a “Historical Committee, and on Southern
School History” to formulate a plan to secure a true
and reliable history of the late civil war. and to select
a proper and truthful history of the United States to
recommend for use in the public and private schools
of the South: Lieut. -Cen. E. Kirby Smith, Chairman,
Sewaiiee. Tel in.: I’rof .1. N. Stubbs. Woods’ ( ‘rose Roads,
Gloucester county, Va.; Prof. Alonzo Hill. Tuscaloosa,
Ala.; Lieut. Gen. S. D. Lee. Starkville, Mi– Maj.-
Gen. Ellison Capers, Columbia, S. C; Col. H. L. Hent-
ley, Abilene, Tex.; Prof .1. W. Nicholson, Baton
Rouge. La.

As a committee whose duty it shall be to memorial-
ize the Governors and Legislatures of the several States
and Territories which comprised the late Confederate
States (which have not already done so i. requesting
that adequate provision be made for maimed and
helpless Confederate veterans and their widows, to-
wit: General Wade Hampton, chairman. Colum-
bia, S. (‘.; Hon. John W. Daniel. Richmond, Va.; Ex-
Gov. Robert Lowry, Jackson, Miss.; Ex-Gov. L. S.
Ross, College Station, Tex.; Ex-Gov. James L.Eagle,
Little Rock, Ark. .

To serve on the committee to memorialize the Gov-
ernors and Legislatures of the States and Territories
which comprised the late Confederate States, to pen-
sion Mrs. Y. Jefferson Davis. Gen. Alexander W.
Archer, Richmond, Va.

Dr. H. M. Manson, a well-known Confederate, of
Rockwall, Texas: “I sent you $10 this morning tor
the Davis Monument. The incoming mail brought
the Confederate Veteran, and I send you six sub-
scribers; will send more.”

46

CONFEDERATE VETERAN.

UNITED CONFEDERATE VETERAN CAMPS.

AI.AHA.MA.
TOSTO! PICK. ‘ \M P. HO. 01 J l< i KS.

Bessemer Bessemer i 57 w. R. Jones, N. H.Sewall.

Btrmlogbam-… W.J. Hardee 89 Gen. P. B Ferguson, R. E.

Jones.

Kutaw Banders 64 Capt. O. H. Cole, F. II. Mun.ly.

Mohii.- Raphael Semmes. m Capt, Thos. T. Roche, Wm.

E. Mlckle.
Montgomery. ..Lomax

,151…Capt. Emmet Selbels, J. II.
Higglns.

ai;k i.N8AS.

Alma Cabell 202

Beotonvllle I abell v » Capt. N.s. Henry, A. .!. Bates.

I • itn Point .. Haller 182

Charleston Pal Cleburne… 191…

Conway Jefl Davis 213

Payettevllle W. H. Brooks 218…

Port Smith n.uT. Duval l Hi Capt.P.T. Devauey, R. M.Fry.

Qreenwood Ben McCulloch . …194…

Hack. -it City… Stonewall 199…

Hope Gratiot 208…

Morrllton Robert W. Harper .2(7…

Nashville roe NeaJ 202…

VanBuren John Wallace 209

FLORIDA.

Brookvllle W. W. Loring 18 Gen. John C. Devant, Col.

Kred I.. Robertson.

Chipley Chlpley ‘JIT…

Dad.- City Pasco C. V. Ass’n…, 57 (‘apt. John B. Johnston, \.

H. Ravesles.

Fernandino Nassau 104. ..Thos. A. Hall.

Inverness Geo. T. War.l 118. ..rapt. \V. C. Zimmerman, W.

s. Turner.

Jacksonville. ..R. E. Lee 58 .Gen. Wm.Baya, W.W.Tucker.

Jasper Stewart 155 Capt. H. .1. Stewart, John E.

Banna.

Lake City Columbia Co 150…Capt.W. R. Moore, \V. M. Ives.

Marlaona Milton 132. ..Capt W. D. Barnes, F. Philip.

Montlcello Patton Anderson…. 59… Capt. W. C. Bird, B. W. Part-
ridge.

Ocala Marion Co.CV. A… 56…’ apt. J. J. Flnley, Wm. Fox.

Orlando Orange Co 54…Capt. W. 11. Jewell, li. M.

Robinson.

Palmetto Geo. T.Ward 63… Japt. J. C. Pelot,J.W. Nettles.

Pensacola Ward C. V. Ass’n 10.. Cant. It. J. Jordan, C. V.

‘ill’. tllps, ,ii.

Qulncy D.L.Kenan 140. ..(apt. It. H. M. Davidson, D.

M. McMillan.

St. Augustine. ..E. Klrby smith 175…I lapt. J. A. Enslow, l r.

Sanford Gen. J. Finnegan 149. ..Capt. A. M. Thrasher, ( ‘. II.

I.eiler.

Tallahassee Lamar 1(51 …R. A. Whitfield.

Tampa Hillsboro 3H…l”t. F. W. Merrln, H. L. Crane.

Titusvillc Indian River 47…CI. J. Pritcbett, A. D. Cohen.

GEORGIA,

Atlanta Fulton Co., Ga IS9…Gen. W. L. Calhoun, John F.

Edwards.
Dalton Jos.E. Johnston 34. ..Capt. A. F. Roberts, J. A.

Blanton,

Ringgold Ringgold 206…

Bprlng Place… John B. Gordon 50.. Capt. R. K.Wilson, W. H.

Ramsey.
ILLINOIS.
Chicago Ex-Con. Ass’n B…C’t. J. W. While, it. I,. France.

INDIAN TERRITORY.

Ardmore John H. Morgan 107. ..(‘apt. J. L. Gaut, K. Scales.

Mc Vlester Jeff Lee 08. Gen. N. P.Guy, R. B. Coleman.

KENTUCKY.
Bowling Green-Bowling Green 148. .. Capt. W. F. Perry, James A.

Mitchell.

(ynthiana Ben Desha 9S…Capt.D. M.Snyder, J.W.Boyd.

Danville. I. Warren Grlgshy… 211. ..(‘apt. K. M. Green, John II.

Baughman.

Georgetown Georgetown 98. ..Capt. A. H. Sinclair, J. Webb.

Harrodsburg William Preston.., . 96…Capt. B. W. Allln, John Kane.

Luwrenceburg…Bcn Hardin Helm. ..101. ..(‘apt. P. H. Thomas, John P.

Vaughn.

Lexington L C. Breckinridge …100…Gen. J. Ho. v. I, G. C.Snyder.

Ml. Sterling ,Roy S. I ‘hike -2.il. .. Col. Thomas Johns W. T.

Havens.

Paducab \. P. Thompson 171 ..( “t.w.G. Bullitt, J. M. Brown.

Paris lolni H. Morgan 05. ..Capt. A. T. Forsyth, Will A.

Gaines.

KENTUCKY— Continued.

I’ostoi i n B. CAMP. NO. orFICBBS.

Richmond Thomas B. Collins. ..215…Capt- .las. Tevls, N. H. Death-

erage.

Russellvllle. lobn W. Caldwell…l89…MaJ. J. II. Brlgt;s, w. H. Mc-
carty.

Versailles Uex Buford no. ..Capt. Jos. c. Bailey, Russell

V. Bishop.

LOUISIANA.

Alexandria Jeff Da\ is 6. ..Gen. Geo. O. Walls. Capt. W.

W. Whlttlngton.

Ainii.ctty Amite City 78. ..(‘apt. A. P. Richards, G. W.

Bankaton.

Baton Rouge Baton Rouge. 17. ..Gen. John McGrath, I’, w.

Heroman.

Berwick. Winchester Hall 178… Capt. M. W. Bateman, F. 0.

Brlen.

Donaldsons llle. Ma). V. Mau-ln 38.. .Capt. S, A. Poche, P. Ganel.

Evergreen K. L. Gibson Si. ..Col. Wm. M. Ewell, I. (‘.John-
son.

Lake Charles Calcasieu C. Vet 82. ..Capt. W. A. Kl.app. W. I,.

HutchingB.

I,. Providence Lake Providence 198…

Mansfield Mouton 41. ..Capt. C. Schuler, T.G. l’egues.

Merrick Isaiah Norwood 110… Capt.. D. T. Merrick, J. Jewell

Taylor.
Natchitoches.. ..Natchitoches 40 ..(‘apt. J. Alp. Prudbomme, c.

K. Levy.
NewOrleans \rmv of N. Vn l…Col. W. R. Lyman, Thos. &

O’Brien.

New ( n leans Army of Tenu 2…Gen. J. Glynn Jr., N. Cnny.

NewOrleans Wash. Artillery 15. ..Col. B. F. Kshelman, I.ieut.-

Col. L. A. Adam.
New Orleans Henry st. Paul l6…Gen. Jos. Demoruelle, Col. M.

T. Dncros.

1 ipelousas…

,.R. B. Lee….

iloomticl.l.

Plaquemlne Iberville 18. ..(‘apt. Chas. II. Dickinson,

John L. Dardenne.

Rayvllle Richland 152.. .Capt. J. dm s. Summerlln, O.

T. Smith.

Rusiin Rustin 7…Capt.A.Barksdale, .1. 1.. Hon. 1.

Shreveport’ Gen. Leroy Stafford 3. ..Capt. Wm. Kinney, Will H.

Tunnard.

Tangipahoa Camp Moore 60.. .Capt. 0. P. Amacker, (i. II.

Taylor.

Thil.odaux Braxton Bragg 196…

MISSISSIPPI.

Boonevllle W. H. II. Tlson 170. ..(‘apt. D. T. Beall, J.W.Smith.

Columbus Isham Harrison 27 …Dr. B. A. Vaughan, W. A,

1 ampliell.
CrvsialSp’gs Hen Humphreys 19. ..Capt. (‘. Humphries, J. M.

Haley.

Edwards W. A. Montgomery 26. ..Capt. W. A. Montgomery, H.

W. Barrett.

Fayette J.J.Whitney 22. ..Capt. W. I,. Stephen, W. K.

Penny.

Greenw I Hugh A. Reynolds…218…

Grenada W. K. Harksdale 189…

Hattiesburg Hattlesburg 21. ..Cant. Geo. D. Hartilcld, Evan

H. Harris.

Holly Springs… Kit Mott 23…Capt. J. F. Kant. S. H. 1’ryor.

Jackson Kol.l. A. Smith 24. ..(‘apt. W.D.Holder. (J. S. Green.

Macon las. I gstreei iso… Capt. W. H.Foote, J. L.Griggs.

Meridian Wall I. all 25. ..(“t. W. K. Brown, 11. \’. White.

Miss. City Beauvoir l20…Gen. J. R. Davis, F. S. Hewes.

Natchez Natchez 20…Lieut.-Col. F.J. V. Let and,

K. L. Hopkins.

Doit ( .ii.son . ( llalborne 167…Capt.A.K.Jones, W.W. Moore.

Rolling Fork .Pal Cleburne 190…

Rosedale.. Montgomery 52. ..Col. F. A. Montgomery, (has.

c. Farrar.
Tupelo luliii M. Stone 131. ..Gen. John M. Stone, P. M.

Savery.

Vlcksburg Vlcksburg 32… Capt. D.A.Campbell, C. Davis.

Woodvllle W Iville 49.. .Capt. J. H. Jones, P. M.

Stockett.
Yazoo City Yazoo camp 176.. .Capt. s. D. Robertson, W. R.

McCuteheon.

MISSOURI.
Kansas City Kansas City 80. ..(“t. J. W.Mercer, G. B.Spratt.

NORTH CAROLINA.

Clinton Sampson 137. ..It. II. Holliday, C. K. Helling.

( ‘on cord (‘alia rr us Co. ( ‘. Y. A. .21 2…

Newton Catawba 182…C’t. J. G. Hall, L. R.Whitener.

OKLAHOMA.

Norman Gen. J. B. Gordon. ..200…

Oklahoma (“I. D. II. llaminon .I77…(‘apt. J. W. Johnston, John

(i. easier.

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47

SOUTH CAROLINA.

POSTOFFK’E. CAMP. NO. OFFICERS.

Aiken Barnard E. Bee SI. ..Capt. B. H. Teague. .1 \ T

Wigfall.
St. Georges Stephen Elliott 51.. .J. Otey Reed.

TENNESSEE.

Chattanooga N. B. Forrest 4. ..Gen. .1. V. Shipp, I,. T. Dick-

inson.
Clarksvillc Forbes

77 ( apt. T. H. Smilli. Clay
stacker.

Fayetteville s’kel ford-Fulton… 114. ..Col. .Tames D. Tillman, W. H.

I a-hnm.

Franklin John L. McEwen.. -…Cant. B. F. Roberts, K. N.

Richardson.
Jackson John Ingram 37. ..(‘apt. I-:. s. Mallory, s. E. Kit-

r..lf.
Knoxvllle Felix K. Zollleoffer…46 Cant. John F. Horn, (has.

Ducloux.
Knoxville Fred Anil 5. ..Col. Frank A. Moses, MaJ. J.

W. s. Prlerson.
Lewlsburg Dibrell 55…Capt. w. P. Irvine, \v. ti.

Lloyd.
McKenzIe. …….. Stonewall Jackson., 12…Capt. Marsh Atklsson, Dr. J.

1′. i lannon.

Memphis Con. His. Ass’n 28 Col. C. W. Fraser, R.J. Black.

Murf reesboro…. Joe B. Palmer 81…Capt. \v. s. McLemore. Wm.

Ledbei tei
Nashville Frank Cheatham…. 86… Elder K. I. in Cave, Col. John

P. Hickman.
Bhelbyvllle Wm, Frlerson 88 Capt. John M. Hastings. Jno.

• .. Arnold.
Tullahoma.. Pierce B. Anderson 17:; (apt. J, p. Bennett, W.J.

Travis.

Winchester, Turnej 12. ..Cant. W, H. Brannau, .1. .1.

Martin.

TEXAS.

Abilene Vbllene 72 . T. W. Dougherty.

Abilene Taylor Co ….. <•:’ Col, II. I.. Bentley, Theo.

Alvarado..

Hej ik.

Alvarado .. UV .1. H. Posey.

Athens Howdy Martin 65. ..(‘apt., D M. Morgan, W. T.

Eustace.

Atlanta Stonewall Jackson- 91. ..Cant. J. 1’. Johnson, .lames

N . sim nions.

Austin John I! Ilood 103 Cant. Wm. M. Brown, (has.

11. Powell.

Beaumont A. S. Johnston 75. ..Capt. Jed Chalsson, Tom J-

Russell,

Bellow Bell Co. ex-Con As 122. ..Capt. H. M. Cook, R. H. Tur-
ner.

BOnham Sul Boss Kit I ‘apt. J. P. Holmes.

Brownwood Stonewall Jackson. .118. ..Capt. Carl Vincent. R. I,.

Archer.

Bryan J. B. Robertson 124. .. Capt. H. II. Stoddard, \V. II.

Harmon.
Buffalo Gap (amp Moody — …(‘apt. Ben !•’. Jones, J. J.

Kuban k.
Calvert W. P. Townsend HI. ..(‘apt. .1. H. Drennon, C. W.

Higglnbotbain.
Camerson Ben McCullough…., 29.. . Capt. E. J. Mclver, Joseph li.

Moon-.

Canton. James L. Hogg lit (apt. T. J. Towles, W. I>.

Thompson.
Carthage Horace Randall …. I68…J. R, Bond, J M. Woolworth.

Cleburne Pat Cleburne 88.. (apt. o. T. Plnmmer, M. s.

Kalilc
Colorado Albert Sidney — …(‘apt. \V V. Johnson, Thos.

Q. Mullln.
Columbus Shropshire-Upton. ..112. ..Capt. Geo. Met lormlck, J. J.

Pick.
Coleman John Pi lham 76. ..Capt. J. J. Callan, Janus M.

Williams.
Corpus Chrlstl… Jos. E. Johnston.., S3.. .Capt. H. R. Sutherland, M. (‘.

Spann.

Corslcana (‘. M. Winkler 147. ..Capt. B. M. Collins.

Crockett Crockett Ill (apt. Enoch Braxson, .1. F.

Martin.
Caldwell camp Rogers 142. ..I. F. Matthews,

Dallas Sterling Price .11. ..(‘apt. .1. .1. Miller, Gen. Wm.

L. Thompson.

Dechtur Ben McCulloch 30…Capt. Will A, Miller, A. Ed-

wards.

Denton Sul Boss 120. ..Capt. Hugh McKenzie, J. R.

Burton.

Dublin Erath & Comanche.. 85 Gen. J. T. Harris, 1„ E. (■(!-

lett.

Emma Lone Star 198…

Fairfield Wm. I,. Moody NT. ..(‘apt. Ueo.T. Bradley. I,. (..

Sandlfer.
Famey Camp Bee l80…Capt T. M. Daniel, S. U.

Fleming.

TEXAS— Continued.

POStOFFICE. (‘AMI’. MO. OFFICERS.

Fort Worth R. K. Lee 158. J. W. Friend. Eugene Burr.

Frost R. u. Mills lOti.Capt. A. Chamberlain, Dr. M.

F. Wakefield,

Gainesville los. E. Johnston 119.. Capt. J. M. Wright, John T.

Walker.

Galveston Magruder 105.. (Jen. T. N. Waul. Chris c

Beavans.

Gatesvllle Ex-c. A.Coryell Oo. I8S W. 1.. Saunders.

Goldthwaitc Jefl Davis 117. Mai. J. E. Martin, F. M. Tay-
lor.

Gonzales Gonzales 166. Mai. W. iv Bayers, M. East-

land.

Graham ..Young County 127. ..(apt. A. T. Gay, Y. M. Ed-

wards.

Granbury Granbury 67…J. A. Formivalt. I. H. Morris.

Hamilton A. S. Johnston UK. (apt. W. T. Saxon, c. C.

PoW.ll.

Hemstead Tom Green 186 ..Capt. Van B. Thornton, Sam

Sell ware

Henrietta .Sul Roes l72…Capt F. J. Barrett, C. B. Pat-

terson.

llillsboro Hill County l(»i Wm. A. Fields.

Houston Dick Bowling 197

Kaufman. ..Geo. D. Manlon …145 (apt. los. II nil master, E. s.

Pipes.

Kingston \ 3. Johnston 71 …Capt. J. F. Puckett, T. J. Fos-

ter.

l.adonia Rol.t.E.I.ee lit; Cant. G. W. Rlakene.\ . F. W.

Blakeney.
LaGrange ..Col. B. Tlmmons 61. ..Capt. B. H. Phelps, N. Ib>l-

man.

Lampasas B. E. Lee «i J. S. Lauderdale. D. C.

Thomas.

Lubbock F. K. Lubbock i > Capt W. D, Crump, (i. W.

Shannon.

Madisonvill, .lohh (i. Walker 128…R. Wiley.

Meridian A. s. Johnston 115 ..(‘apt. Robert Donncll, I. W.

Adams acting).
Merkel Merkel 79 (apt. J. T. Tucker. A. A.

Baker.
Mevi.i Joe Johnston … . »i Capt. C. L. Watson, 11. w.

Williams.

Mlnncola Wood County 153.. Capt. J. H. Huflmaster, Geo.

A. (age.
Mt. Enterprise Rosser. 82 ‘ apt. T. Turner. B. Birdwell.

Mt.Pleasant Col. Dud Jones Ul i apt . c. L. Dillahnnty. .1. C.

Turner.

Montague … Bob –lone 98 Capt. R. Bean, R. D. Rugeley.

McKlnney Collin County 109 (Jen. W.M. Bush. II. (. Mack.

Navavota Pat Cleburne 102 Capt .W. E. Barry. B. M. West .

Oakvllle loh n Donaldson …. — …

Palestine Palestine 44. ..Capt. .1. W. Ewlng, J. M. Ful-

1111 wider.
Paris I.S.Johnston 70 Capt. Geo. H. Pro-vine, John

apt.

W. Webb

Paint Rock. . ..Jeff Davis ..168 Capt. W. T. Melton. J. W.

Ratcbford.
Rockwall Rockwall 74 Capt. M.S. Austin, N. C Ed-

wards.

Rob} w. w. Loring 134 .Capt D. Speer, W. a, smith.

San Antonio A.S.Johnston 141. Cant. John s. Ford. Taylor

Mcltae.
Seymour Bedford Forrest so (apt. T. H. c. Peery, R. J.

Browning.
Sherman . ..Mildred Lee 90. ..Capt. J. T. Wilson, R. Walker.

Sweetwater E. C Walthall 92. (apt. W. D. II. all. J. H. Free-
man.

Sulphur sp’gs Matt Ashcrofl 170 (apt. R. M. Henderson, M. G.

Miller.

Taylor A. S. Johnston Hie. (apt. M. Boss, P. Hawkins.

Tvler i.. 8. Johnston 18. ..Capt James P. Douglas. Bid

s. Johnson.

Vernon Camp Cabell 125…Capt Sheni E. Hatchett >*.

D. Davis.
Waxahachie leff Davis 108 Cant R. P. Mackey, W. M.

McK night.

Weatherford Tom Green 169. ..Capt. J. P. Rice, M. V. Kin-

nison.
Wichita Falls …W.J. Hardee 73. ..Capt. C. R. Crockett. N. A.

Robinson.

VIRGINIA.

Reams Station.. J. E. B. Stuart 211…

Richmond George E. Picketts..204…

Roanoke William Watts.. ,.205

Williamsburg ..McGruder-Ewell 210…

WASHINGTON, D. c.

Washington Wash, cily Con 171. …Maj. Albert Akers.

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i’hc (fonfcdcvutc llctcvan.

Fifty CentB^T Year. S. A CUNNINGHAM. Editor.

Offlce ;i t The American, Corner Church and Cherry Sta.

This publication Is the ;•■ rsonal property of S. A. < unnlngham.
Honey paid f”r n does not augment the Monument Fund directly,
but as au auxiliary Its benefll certainly makes it eminently worth]
the patronage of every frlmd of the c

The death of ex-President Rutherford B. Haves.
which occurred since our last issue, removes from the
walks of life the last ex-President except Mr. Cleve-
land. Mr. Hayes was in many respects a good man,
and ‘hiring his administration it was generally ac-
cepted at the Smith that, by the removal of the mili-
tary and other similar acts, he did more for cur people
than Mr. Tilden could have done.

I knew him personally while President, anil was
frequently with him afterward. The justification of
his accepting the Presidency, from his standpoint, was
the firm conviction, expressed to me, that the vote in
certain Southern States was not correctly counted.

This circumstance is recalled: When in Nashville.
a few years ago, attending an Association of Charities,
Mr. Hayes sat facing an old man, to whom I said, in
cordial spirit. ” We are loyal! ” The response was, ” If
you are not, we will make you!” This remark irri-
tated the ex-President very much, and he immedi-
ately turned to me, remarking: “You will remember
he was not one of the lighters.” Mr. Hayes evidently
would have relinked him, hut for the remark having
been made by quite an old man.

THINGS PERTINENT TO WAR TIMES.

The editor of the Confederate Veteran has ever
had a most earnest wish to promote the well being of
the southern people, and especially to have it known
that the Confederate soldier element is alive to issues
Of the times. Stimulated with this desire, and feeling
a persona], friendly interest in behalf of the family of
President Harrison’s brother, living in Tennessee, I
wrote Gen. Harrison a letter soon after his election,
in which I mentioned the circumstance of having been
six months a prisoner in his city, Indianapolis; also
of having barely escaped capture again at Resac’a,
where he, Gen. Harrison, was promoted for gallantry ;
and again of having confronted his brother in the bat-
tle of Franklin. 1 stated that I knew his brother well,
and felt that “our people,” regardless of party, would
be gratified if he would give him a good appointment.
In the letter 1 explained that 1 was a Democrat, ami
concluded by saying that an “acknowledgment is not
expected,” not wishing to encumber the President-
elect with any care. To that letter the following re-
sponse was received: “Though you have set me free
from any obligation to acknowledge your letter of the
L8th inst., it is so generous that 1 can not, accept the
discharge from the pleasant duty of telling you how
highly 1 appreciate your friendly words in behalf of a
brother whose plan of life was spoiled by the call of
his country to military service.”

“While ymi are writing about Joe Brown, you
might say something of the pikes received recently by
tli. Tennessee Historical Society.” This suggestion
was i licited by reference to the Georgia Senator’s ex-
traordinary career. 1 1 is connection with the war. his
long official career as Governor, and his antagonisms
with the Confederate Ail ministration at Richmond, arc
matters of history. Conspicuous in this respect was his
refusal to have Georgia troops sent out of that State.

Concerning weapons, it will be remembered that
Tennessee volunteers carried bowie knives. What an
industry it was to get them ready! Trifling fellows,
who were untidy in their dress, and trilling in every
other sense, would work away in the sand, semiring
their “butcher” knives, as if the brighter they glis-
tened the more tremulous would be the foe, when the
contemplated hand to hand encounter would begin.
Soon they were allowed to rust and drop by the
line of march.

But as to the “Joe Brown pikes” — they were of a
little more intelligent conception, particularly in
anticipation that some Confederates would have
to fight without guns. They consisted of two pieces
of timber about six feet long, banded together
with iron, the corners rounded, with an aperture near
one end, in which a blade fifteen inches long was in-
serted, and, by means of a spring, could be protruded
at will, and firmly held in place. It is useless to say
they were never used. The Historical Society had
better label them with an explanatory note, for those
who do not know of the silly things done in the be-
ginning of the Confederate war would never imagine
what thev were intended for.

I was quite amused one morning about eight years
ago at a remark of General Sherman, who was ray fel-
low’ passenger on the Western & Atlantic Railroad.
As the train was running into Graysville, he pointed
to the stone mill by the Chickamauga creek, an hun-
dred yards away, and said: “An Englishman living
here, made sabres for the Confederacy in that house.”
He referred to Mr. Gray, who was really an English
subject. This Mr. Cray built the long tunnel at Tun-
nel Hill, below Graysville, and was a man ‘of great
executive ability, but the “sabres” he made for Geor-
gia troops are known as the “Joe Brown pikes.”

By the by, as one of the smallest soldiers in that
campaign wherein Sherman, by constantly increased
numbers, flanked again and again the Confederates
under Johnston, compelling the latter to fall back
1(H) miles during the “all-summer” campaign, I note
the interesting coincidence that I was with Johnston
on his first trip over that road by daylight after the
war, and was with Sherman on his first, if not only
journey afterward. Johnston’s knowledge and rec-

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ollection of local i tic-; was most remarkable after
fifteen years. As the train darted along, turning its
many short curves, he would point to places where
batteries had been established, ami where resistance
was intended. He explained, too, how the enemy
managed to turn our right or left Hank.

Johnston did not know, however, all the territory,
for he said of his engineer, Lieutenant Buchanan, a
few years ago when that capable officer was in Wash-
ington to witness the transit of Venus, that he had
planned many a battle from his maps without ever
having seen the premises.

The modest professor is mentioned in Johnston’s
Narrativeas “that very intelligent officer.” Mr. Buch-
anan’s employment in the geodetic service of theGov-

emment to survey Tennessee, a pursuit that he has
followed through several vacations from his duties in
the University at I. el. anon, was fortunate for the de-
partment, according to official report. He has com-
pleted the first duty assigned, and can tell the distance
with astronomical accuracy, between Nashville, Knox-
ville and many places intervening.

MISSWG.

On the journey referred to Sherman was much in-
terested in passing scenery. While by the Chicka-
mauga station he pointed to a particular locality, and
said: “A negro stepped on a gun that lay in the mud ‘
there. It went off and wounded three of my men in
the legs.” When I told him of a recent journey with
General Johnston along then’, and how vividly he
recalled many things, his face brightened with a pleas-
ant smile, and he said: ”Was he through here?”
What memories are recalled in this connection ‘ Sher-
man issued a circular when he had pressed Johnston
many miles back into Georgia, in which he said that
if we had given up at a certain time we might have
retained all our property, but we had lost that oppor-
tunity, and he concluded with a warning that if we
persisted much longer, we need not expect to escape
with our lives. That threat intensified our men
afresh. However, it seems that with all of his bitter-
ness, a cordial personal relation ever existed between
him and Johnston.

General Sherman hail abundant evidence of the
South’s forbearance with him. The writer recalls this
illustration: On that journey through Georgia thir-
teen years ago, l(Hi or so of the citizens assembled to
see him at Cartersville. He walked out on the plat-
form and stood looking over the crowd, when some one
said : “General, we have improved since you was here.”
“Yes,” he replied, “we left a clean field for you.”
At this moment the “all aboard” was announced, and
Sherman added: ” I see you have the same depot, but ‘
you have put a new roof on it.” Cartersville was in
the area that he had lain waste with the torch, but
not a word of reproach was spoken; neither did any
one applaud him.

Ofl duty near Malvern HUL,

Foraged one of Hampton’* Legion,
In a glen with running rill.

‘Twas In the Seven Days 1 Battle region.

In a thicket, on grassy bank,
(irew summer flowers and berries sweet.

on Nature’s couch the soldier sank
And slept in this retreat.

The battle rages in his dream.
Battalions charge and caunons thunder.

While beside him, near the Btream,
Lies one down to death’s dread slumber.

The soldier starts! before Ills ryes.
There on the sward with fruit and flowers,

‘I’ll-‘ li.inv frame of a lost one Mrs.

Bleached to whiteness by sun and showers.

•■ \ mother’s son. a brother or lover.”
Mused the Vet.; “from shot and shell hissing

Wounded, had crept to cover.
And this is how he came up missing.”

Ah, the numbers on that sad list

( if ” Missing “—Blue and (iray !
Lei us hope they’ll be first to “hist!”

When the roll is called on Judgment Day.

A note with the above, from (‘apt. B. H. Teague, of

Aiken. S. C, explains: “While searching for wild
strawberries on one of the battlefields during the war.
I came across the -keleton of a Union soldier in a
thicket, who had probably been killed during the
‘ seven days’ tight.’ ”

SIX HUNDRED CONFEDERATE OFFICERS.

HOW THBT HERE EXPO.SK/) TO CONFBDSRAT1 CANNON
—A RETALIATORY MEASURE,

The following story cometffrom J. L. Lemon, of Ac-
worth. Ga., who says lie thinks the story has
Keen published:

” Doubtless you will oiler your columns as a medium
for recording interesting historical incidents connected
with the war. My experience while a prisoner was
thrilling and tragic in many respects, and varied as
the winds.

“1 was in Gen. Longstreet’s command in his move-
ment to take Knoxville, in November, 1863, and was
severely wounded and taken prisoner. Some time
later 1 was removed to the penitentiary at Nashville,
then to Camp Chase, and from there to Fori Delaware,
where two thousand five hundred or more Confederate
officers were confined. On our way from Camp Chase
to Fort Delaware we passed through Columbus, Ohio,
where I had a view(?) of the Ohio penitentiarv.

” In the summer of 1864, six hundred of theofticers
were taken from the pen at Fort Delaware and put
aboard the steamer ‘(‘resent’ and carried to Morris
Island, victims of retaliation for some alleged wrong
to the Federal prisoners at the hands of the Confeder-
ate. authorities. On the way we planned an escape,
the crew in charge of us being Confederate sympathiz-
ers. We were to land at Georgetown, overpower our
guards and the guards of the town, and escape. The
steamer, on Hearing the shore, struck a bar and pre-
vented its possibility.

“When we were awaiting to be taken upon the isl-
and we were without water, and suffered tortures from

CONFEDERATE VETERAN.

tin- beat in our crowded condition. We were taken
in charge <>n the island by a negro regiment, « ho were
instructed to take all V. S. blankets, clothing, can-
teens, and all other trinkets marked U. S., which they
did, leaving some of our men nearly bare. We were
kept under range of tin- Confederate batteries on Sul-
livan ami James’ Islands and battery wagons for forty-
two ‘lays. We obtained the water we drank while on
the island by digging holes in the sand for the water
to accumulate in : tins, you perceive, n as fine i ? i water
in August! Our negro guards treated us roughly for
awhile. Issuing our scanty rations to us. they poured
the hardtack and thin slices of meat into the tent on
the sand. By and by, through persuasion, we gained
their sympathy and they were kinder to us. stealing
for us extra rations and paying us most extravagant
prices for our horn, bone, and wood rings, and other
trinket- fashioned in our leisure.

“We were removed to Fort Pulaski and Hilton
Head. Some parties hail escaped from Andersonville,
and said they were fed mi sour sorghum and eorn
bread; in retaliation we were given pickles and refuse
corn meal, the result of which had almost completely
broken down our six hundred, none of whom were
Scarcely aide to drag themselves along.

“This awful affair has never been printed before, so
far as I know. “I am very respectfully,

“Joseph L. Lemon.”

GALLANT TENNESSEAN KILLED NEAR RICHMOND.

This little Confederate Veteran lias put many
people to looking up old documents that will ever be
sacred to them. Mrs. T. S. Colley, of Franklin, kindly
-end.- a copy of an article from the Richmond Enquirer,
of July 17, 1862. Its literal reproduction will be in-
teresting to young rcadej-s. as it breathes the spirit of
the time that it was written. In Col. Shackleford’s
lnmor the Bivouac at Fayetteville was named. Maj.
F. G. Buchanan is its President, and W. H. Cashine
tin- Secretary:

” Among the noble brave who fell in the recent bat-
tles near Richmond, perhaps no one deserves more
honorable mention than Lieut. John C. Shaekleford,
of the First Tennessee Regiment, who fell on Friday,
the 27th of June, while gallantly leading his regiment
in the first charge at Gaines’ Mills. Col. Shaekleford
was in the battle of Seven Pines, and also commanded
his regiment in the light at Ellison’s Mills on Thurs-
day before the battle in which he fell. In every ac-
tion, though but twenty-six years of age, he showed
himself to possess in an eminent degree the qualities
of a good commander, to w it., coolness, self-possession,
and bravery. So gallantly did he demean himself
upon the field in the thickest of the light that the sol-
diers would often exclaim: ‘Surely Col. Shackleford’s
nerves are steel!” When shot he was waving his
sword above his head and cheering his men on, but
so thick and terrible was the leaden storm that our
men were ordered to retreat. A soldier offered to take
him oil’ the Held, but he said : ‘No: it is no use; take
care of yourself.” lie was universally popular, and
was t’ne favorite of his own regiment. The First Ten-
nessee will ever cherish his memory with the most
grateful recollections, lie was a most ardent and en-
thusiastic devotee to the southern cause, was among

the first to respond to his country’s call, and was in
the service of the Confederate States in Virginia he-
fore his native State had seceded from the old Union.
With him love of the Confederacy was a passion, and
he seemed to but carry his. life in hi- hand, that he
might throw it upon the altar of his own loved native
South whenever her interest demanded it. His devo-
tedly affectionate parents, brothers and sisters, are
sadly bereaved in the loss of so noble, gifted, and
promising a son and brother, but may they be con-
soled in the reflection that he died at his post, in the
full discharge of his whole duty, and now fills a hero’s
grave.”

<ol. Shaikh ford was commanding Col. (now Gov-
ernor) Pete Tumey’s regiment at the time of his death.
The fatality in this famous regiment was awful. When
this genial, brave man was killed Col. Turney was suf-
fering from an almost fatal wound. He was succeeded
by McLauglin, who was also killed, and he by Maj.
Buchanan, who was wounded.

TO DAUGHTERS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS.

Dead Girls — In these days, when disintegration
threatens to overturn society, when i>erpltxed philos-
ophers bring up the question of single tax as a rem-
edy for all existing governmental disorder, we south-
ern women keep one little old adage locked close to
our hearts — “The hand that rocks the cradle rules the
world.” It speaks to our hearts as nothing else does,
and we are satisfied to do our part through this me-
dium. In preceding generations the women of our
Southland have made it the very birthplace of enno-
bling qualities. In this connection I speak especially
of the kindergarten. It is progressive in the highest
sense. Woman’s nature is in thorough sympathy with
that of the little child. Let us advance shoulder to
shoulder under the Kentucky motto, ” In unity there
is strength.” We look on the little child as a beauti-
ful plant given to us by our Divine Master. The child
plant is growing, growing, growing! He will be a
man — an element for good or evil in society even be-
fore we know it. Quick, then, let tis surround him
with happy, moral influences, because the tender roots
of his nature are reaching out and they will assimi-
late what thev find. You remember who said, “Suf-
fer little children to tome unto me, and forbid them
not.” If society is cold and selfish — if every man is
for himself, with no interest in his fellows, it is be-
cause the religion Christ taught did not touch his soul
when a little child. If religion was made a joy to the
child, so that he would love it, and take it in, and as-
similate it as the Mowers do the sunshine, the world
would grow better in his manhood. Does the present
state of society tell you there is anything lacking?
Man has a three-fold nature — mental, moral, and phys-
ical, to be supplied with food. The statistics of peda-
gogy show – that in preceding generations (Jrccian edu-
cation finally failed because it gradually lost sight of
the moral side. Shall we fail for this cause? The
kindergarten meets the higher demands as well.

There are kindergartens in most of the large cities
of the South, and there should be in the towns and in
the country. Women of the South, this is our herit-
age, and 1 tell you that one hour with children is
worth more than all other antidotes for worry, care,
and sorrow. Mas.

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GREAT SOURCE OF WEALTH F<>1! THE SOUTH.

All the South hails joyfully the introduction of that
which will tend to the practical development of her

resources. For this reason the CONFEDERATE VETERAN

emphasizes with pride the intelligence, which is assur-
ing, that the manufacture of steel is to be a most ben-
eficent factor for us all. The following extract from a
letter to Messrs. .1. II. Imnan. of New York; X. Bax-
ter, Jr., and A. M. Shook, of Nashville all of whom
were Confederates — written by the Hon. Abram S.
Hewitt, of New York, will he read with gratifying in-
terest. Tile letter is Hot of Verv recent (late, hut till’

facts are not known by the people generally. Mr.
Hewitt, in the investment referred to at Chattanooga,
leul the co-operative aid of his father-in-law, the bene-
factor, the late Peter Cooper, of New York:

“1 may be pardoned for recalling the fact that I was
the purchaser of the rolling mill at Chattanooga, from

the Government at the close of the war. and put it
in operation for the purpose of show ing that the iron
business could he successfully carried on in the South-
ern States. From the very outset I was aware of the
difficulty in the way of making steel, due to the pres-
ence of phosphorus in your ores, and hence 1 watched
the progress of the basic process w it h tin- greatest pos-
sible interest, and so long ago as 1862 1 was aware of
the experiments made by Mr. Snelus, which Berved to
show that lime could he used to neutralize phosphorus
in pig iron. Messrs. Thomas & Gilchrist, however,
first made a successful application of this principle,
and I always intended, it the works remained under
my control, to establish t he manufacture of basic steel
in Chattanooga. For this purpose I secured the orig-
inal control of the patents in this country, but cir-
cumstances occurred which made it impossible tor me
to execute my plans.

” It was, however, with the greatest possible satisfac-
tion that I was able to give Mi. Shook the informa-
tion which led to his visit to Europe, and to his study
01 the process at Brymbo Works, conducted by my
friend, Mr. Darby, where 1 knew that the difficulties
were even greater than those which existed in the
Southern States, and that they had been successfully
surmounted. Nevertheless, it required much money,
great energy and high courage on the part of the gen-
tlemen who associated themselves together for the in-
troduction of this new process. They have done their
work well, and tiny are entitled not only to honor,
hut to profit, which 1 hope they will realize. The
South i- the natural home of the basic process, just as
the North must necessarily he the great producer of
acid steel. It is an interesting fact that these products
have each their proper held of usefulness, and that the
basic steel of the South will undoubtedly finds mar-
ket north of the ( >hio river, just as the pig iron of the
South has invaded the Northern territory.

“‘ It has often been said that steel will drive out iron,
hut the fact is that the production of puddled iron
has increased and not diminished since the introduc-
tion of the improved steel processes, for some pur
poses iron will continue to he used, hut when basic
steel shall he supplied at low cost in adequate quanti-
ties, the domain in which iron can he used will he
greatly restricted. The future, therefore, for the new

product is very bright, and the demand will soon take
all of this admirable material which can he supplied
at a reasonable cost.

” 1 am afraid the Southern people do not appreciate
how much they owe to the managers of the great rail-
way system of the South for the remarkable progress
which has been made in the development of the coal
and iron resources of the Southern country. 1 know
of nothing in the history of industry more remarkable
than the intelligence with which the railway mana-
gers hav< recognized the necessity tor low freights on
raw materials, and if to-day the South has demon-
strated its ability to hold its own in the markets of the
North for its products, this result is due entirely to the
views which Mr. Inman and other gentlemen asso ;
ciated with him ami in other railway systems have
adopted in dealing with tie great problems of 1
portation. Instead of striv ing t” embarrass the plans
and restrict the powers of these benefactors of tie
South, the Southern States ought to give them carh
blanch to .any out their plans on the broadest po^si-
ble scale, and free from injurious conditions which
only impede the work of production, and increases the
cost of commodities to the consumer. To- 1 lay the South
has the cheapest transportation in the world, and hence
it i< emphatically the most prosperous region in the
world.

/ ETTER FROM II. M COOK.

Belton, Ti \ v-. January 23, 1893.
The sample copies of the Confederate Veteran

forwarded to me were received, and as the result of an
hour’s work with them, on the streets of Helton. I 1 n-
close herewith the names of seventeen subscribers,
accompanied by postoffice order for $8.50.

This publication in the interest of tie- Davis Monu-
ment, at the remarkable low price of 50 cent- per an-
num, was a happy thought, and if properly distrib-
uted will d<> more t” revive the seemingly collapsed
interest manifested in that subject throughout the
South than any other agency. Two years ago enthu-
siasm on the subject was unbounded. The Jeff I’av is
Monument was the principal topic, liberal contribu-
tions were made throughout the Southern Stati B, and
especially in Texas: even in the little town of II. It m
1 raised two hundred dollars, which was no exception
to the liberality of other towns, This money was for-
warded to (on. \V. F. Cabell, the Confederate Vice
President for Texas.

Altera time, however, the enthusiasm measurably
subsided; theSouth’s great sorrow was in sum. degree
mollified by time, the great healer, and action in the
monumental question was held in abeyance. As no
report was ever published of the amount of money
received from the different States ami sources, the
public was left in ignorance of results. Now. the
question propounded by the people is, How much has
been collected, and what has been done with the
money? While I have no doubt hut the money con-
tributed has been honestly cared tor, yet I know that
with the masses tie money question is a dedicate one:

hence, for the benefit of tin’ incredulous, ami for the
satisfaction and encouragement of all, I think it would
facilitate the work very materially to make a complete
exhibit of the amount received from each State, and
all sources, since the conception of the monument
idea, and amount on hand to date, through the Con-
federate Veteran.

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CONFEDERATE VETERAN.

SOME SOUTHERN WAR BEROES.

MSMBBBS OF Till: (JALLANT OLD WARD OF I 111: CON-
FEDERACY.

[Tin- st Louie l llobi Democrat

Passing, one by one. into the Bilent land, the heroic
leader.-; who struggled desperately to save “the lost
cause” have been dropping out of mortal ken during
tin past quarter of a century, until now a very small
group is left. Very interesting are tin’ figures which
make up the little hand, men of hoary hair and falter-
ing Btep they are now, hut their names recall memo-
ries of the days when they were active and alert, brav-
ing shot and shell “ii the field and cheerfully hearing
privation and hardship in the camp or on the march.
In those time-, in the cities of the East and the farm
houses and homes of the West, their names were exe-
crated, ami on the hotly contested border land their
approach was dreaded with sinking heart. The new
generation which has grown up to manhood since that
time has learned to look at them in a more kindly
light. Their valor and their devotion are come into
recognition; their disappointment and their failure
plead for them, and we remember that they, too, are
Americans whose prowess does honor to our race.

Busily occupied with business affairs in New Or-
leans, the last surviving general of the Confederacy,
Gen. Pierce Gustave T. Beauregard, still exhihits the
untiring, indomitable energy which characterized him
during the four years of war. In spite of his seventy-
four years, he retains the old pugnacity of his youth
and middle age. He does not wield the old weapons,
hut the man who has the hardihood to cross the old
general’s path and oppose his plans speedily learns
that he has an antagonist who can adapt himself to
any mode of warfare, and has lost none of his strategic
skill.

The general has a certain right to speak authorita-
tively, so far as experience can give the right, he hav-
ing had the honor and the responsibility of opening
The hall, by directing the attack on Fort Sumter, and
of commanding, in conjunction with Gen. J. E. John-
ston, at the battle of Bull Run. The general explains
with graphic force how, if that battle had been fought
as he planned it, and if he had been permitted, even
after the battle had taken place, to add his later plans,
he could have”crushed Patterson, liberated Maryland,
and captured Washington.” He surrendered with Gen.
-1. K. Johnston to Gen. Sherman, in April, 1865.

Associated with Gen. Beauregard of late years is that
other prominent soldier of the South, Gen. Jubal A.
Marly. The two men are congenial associates, having
many characteristics in common. The same dash and
impetuosity, the same impatience of contradiction or
control, distinguish Early as they do Beauregard, and
the same effects arc seen in both their lives in numer-
ous and bitter enemies. Gen. Early, who is seventy-
six years old, has been a soldier since boyhood, though
more than once he has abandoned a martial career for
law or business. He had a West Point training, and
first smelled powder in the Florida War of 1837. lie
quitted the army at the close of the war and com-
menced the practice of law; subsequently he sat in
the Virginia Legislature for two years. The outbreak
of the Mexican War lured him ‘from the pursuits ol
peace. He served as a major of volunteers, and acted
as Governor of Monterey the last two months of its

occupation. He returned to the practice of law when
tin- army was disbanded, and served for ten years as
attorney of the commonwealth. He was appointed
colonel on tin- outbreak of the Rebellion, and took
part in the battles of Hull Run, Fredericksburg, and
Gettysburg. In 1864 he was sent to tin- Valley of the
Shenandoah. There, after a few minor successes, he
fought the disastrous battle of Cedar Creek. Six
months later, in ( October, 1864, a still more severe dis-
aster hefell him at Waynesboro, where Gen. Custer
almost annihilated his command. Lee, who still re-
tained his faith in Early’s capacity, was unable to re-
sist the popular feeling in the army against the de-
feated general, and felt himself obliged to remove him
from his command. In his letter relieving him from
duty, Lee, with the delicacy of the true gentleman,
softened the blow by assuring Early of his own regard,
but reminded him that the country and the army
would naturally judge by results, and consequently
there could be no doubt that his influence would in-
crease the already serious difficulties accumulating in
Southwest Virginia. Early at once quitted the army
and spent some time in Europe.

A conspicuous figure among the survivors of the
great struggle is Gen. Simon Bolivar Buckner, who a
few years ago was elected Governor of Kentucky. He
was one of the pall-bearers at the funeral of Gen. Grant,
whom he always admired and honored. He was the
general to whom Grant sent the dispatch which stirred
so much enthusiasm in the North early in Grant’s ca-
reer, and which history has immortalized. The North
thought it had the right ring, and that the man who
wrote it was the man for the hour. The words, which
soon became famous, were: ”I propose to move imme-
diately upon your works.” This was at Fort Donelson.
Buckner’s two superiors, Officers Floyd and Pillow,
had made their escape, when they found the position
no longer tenable; but he declared that he would stay
with his men and share their fate. He remained, and
after the capitulation was sent as a prisoner of war to
Boston, Mass., where he was kept until exchanged, six
months later. On his return to the field he com-
manded under Bragg in Tennessee. He fought at
Murfreesboro and Chickamauga, and surrendered w’lth
E. Kirby Smith at Baton Rouge, in May, 1865. Buck-
ner was another of the West Point graduates, and had
also, like so many of his comrades and foes, done gal-
lant service in the Mexican War. He is now sixty-
nine years old.

Now sitting in the United States Senate for his na-
tive State of Georgia, is another brave officer of the
southern army, Gen. John Brown Gordon, who has
just passed his sixtieth birthday. He hears on his
body evidences of his valor in the shape of eight
wounds received in battle. He entered the Confeder-
ate Army as a captain of infantry, but before the close
of the war had risen to the rank of lieutenant general.
He was one of the officers who surrendered to Grant
at Appomattox.

Last, but not least remembered, of the old chivalric
guard of the Confederacy come those sturdy heroes,
Stephen I >. Lee and Ambrose P. Stewart. Gen. Lee
now holds a position of responsibility in a university
at Starkville, Miss., while Gen. Stewart, who is living
quietly at Oxford, Miss., was recently appointed Con-
federate commissioner on the committee for the con-
struction of a national Cemetery on the site of the
old battlefield of Chickamauga, where so many of the

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sons of the Confederacy fell fighting for the stars ami
bars.

The animosities of the war have long since been
buried, and by none more completely than by the men

who fought most bravely and sacrificed most in the
struggle. The North unites most heartily with the
South in recognizing the heroism of the men who
fought so gallantly fur their convictions. In the clos-
ing years of their lives the chieftains of the old Con-
federacy enjoy the love and honor that is accorded to
true soldiers, and when they finally pass away from
the scenes of their struggles they will not lie among
those who are soon forgotten.

RE\fF.\fRRANCE OF GREAT OCCASIONS.

Observations in New York on the centennial of tin 1
evacuation by the British; again, of Washington’s
first inauguration, which occurred by the bronze statue
near the sul i-t reasury in Wall Street ; again, in ( Ihicago,
where ninety thousand people were seated comfortably ,
and nearly as many more standing or strolling under
one roof; or hack in war times, when forty thousand
( Confederate soldiers were under review by < ten. Joseph
E. Johnston and the President of the Confederate
States at Grenada, Miss., when every soldier could see
every other.

The scene referred to above in Chicago was perhaps
the most remarkable that will be witnessed by any-
body of this generation. The writer was of a group
stationed about fifty yards from the center towards the

eastern end. At that extreme of the building there
was an elevated platform, on which there were more
than five thousand people. It was under the fine light
of a day suited to such occasions, hut the distance was
SO pieat that none of our party could tell whether they
were children or soldiers, not even whether they were
men or women. Indeed, it was so great it seemed
certain that no human voice could have penetrated
the distance of the building. In this connect ion “the
rebel yell.” so thrillingly described in the Confeder-
ate Veteran for January, is recalled. It might have
been heard. That wonderful assembly in a building
covering over forty acres, and the building, too, may
have attention in subsequent issues.

Rev. F. W. E. Peschau, of Wilmington, X. (‘., hut
formerly of Nashville, writes : “Success to you; it is
full of interest.” Mr. Peschau is the chaplain of Vet-
erans in North Carolina. On a recent visit to the old
” blockade city,” Mr. Peschau took kindly interest in
finding the old Freeman residence, where 1 was enter-
tained with thorough hospitality when hoard was sixty
dollars per day ami when my salary was eleven dol-
lars per month. The genial minister reminds me of a
great event at Wilmington last summer, when Gen.
F. 1). Hall, who is vigilant for the Davis Monument,
had twelve hundred to thirteen hundred of the wound-
ed, crippled, and maimed ones visit the seashore, where
they hail free board, etc., for three days, after having
had free railroad transportation from all parts of the
State, lie said he had never seen a more pathetic

sight, “these brave soldiers, injured in so many ways.
The chaplain preached to them midst the roar of the
sea waves breaking on the shore, and these men sang,
as with one voice,

• Nearer, my God, to Thet !

It was a sweet, sublime scene, and many a tear rolled
down the war-worn cheeks of these way-worn war-
riors.”

GREETING FROM WASHIXGTON.

From the Nation’s Capital, from the shores of the
Potomac, the .lames, and the beautiful valleys and
mountains of our section, and many loving hearts, a
cordial welcome is watted to you.

To preserve the memory of our departed heroes, and
care tor the living who are dependent, is largely wo-

man’s work, which she deems her privilege and pleas-
ure, even as she smiled through her tears and said to
them a quarter i if a century ago. ” Your country calls ;
go, and God bless you.”

The writer is not willing to admit that chivalry in
America i- dead, or that southern women are ready to
accept any substitute for it. We all honor ami Love
each other, and if we have been too poor since the war
to show our sympathy and respect in a substantial
way, let us rejoice that the time has passed. We can
easily take up the privileges of the changed South,
without giving up or forgetting the glories of the old.

The Smith ha- nobly worked out her independence,
ami we believe -he will contribute liberally to the
cause we all 1<>\ e. Those who have not money to give
may appeal confidently to the rich, ami where hearts
are united purses fly open. The noble work begun
will go on.

Enclosed find, pll a8e, a small amount for the grand
monument. 1 could not he happy without knowing
that it included my mite. It will he built by those
who are able to do it. and I hope, too, that the day is
not t’ar distant when not a single uncared for Confed-
erate will be found any where. Oncemore,”God bless
them all.” says the wife of one of the bravest of them
all. Alice Trueheart Bui k.

Washington, V. < ‘.

THE SAME CANTEEN.

i here are bonds of all sorts in this world of ours.
Fetters of friendship una tics -a flowers,

\mi true lover f s knots. I ween;
The girl Mini the i»\v are bound by a kiss.
Hut there’s never a bond, eld friend, like this,

We have drank from tin- same Canteen!

It w:is sometimes water, and sometimes milk,
\ini Bometlmes apple-jack “fine us silk:”

But whatever the tipple has been
We shared It together in bane or bliss.
And I warm to you, friend, when I think of this,
We drank from the same Canteen!

The rich and ureal sit down to dine,

They quafl ‘” each other in sparkling wine,

From glasses of crystal and green:
Bui I guess in their golden potations they miss
The warmth of regard to he found in this.

We drank from I lie- sanu Canteen!

We have shared our h’ankets ami tents together,

And have marched and foughl in all kinds of weather,

And hungry and full we have been;
Had days of battle and days of rest.
But this memory I cling tii and love the best,

We drank from the SWM Canteen!

For when WOUnded I lav on lie renter slope.
With my blood flowing fast and but little hope

Upon Which Day faint spirit could lean ;
oil! then i remember you crawled to my side,
Vnd bl iinu so fast ii seemed both must have died.

We drank from the same Canteen.

54

COX FE DER ATE VETE RAN .

THE DAVIS MONUMENT FUND.

INT OF lllnsi: Wlln HAVE CONTRlRUTKli.

The li-t of contributors ia arranged under two heads,
First, those whose names are given, and second, the
sums collected where the names of donors are nol
known. It i- earnestly requested that for next issue
names be -applied for the other lists, so the record of
contributors may be as complete as | •• ■>> i 1 > 1< ■. This
important list is incomplete. It will be revised and
republished. Bach name represents one dollar:

ALABAMA.

ANmsTON Through Mrs. R. Gardner, 821,

Birmingham 3 I. Buford; through Mrs I! M Gard-
ner, two hundred dollars.

Eutaw -Sanders’ Camp, mx dollars.

Gadsden — J Aiken, \V < ‘• Brockway and A L Glenn,
$5; Win Chandler, A .1 Collingsworth, I. W Dean, A
B Dunny, W A Dungan, W II Denson,85; II G Earnest,
Frank* Haysdon, M L Hicks, I. E Humphreys, Meek
A- Johnson, 15; .1 II Standifer, Abe Thompson, -I E
Whaley, R A Mitchell, R Goldman and L Smith,
of Queen City Bank, $5.

Greenville- I. aura E Abrams, E R Adams, J T
Beeland, -I G Daniel & Co, D G Dunklin, W .1 Dunk-
lin. Dunn & Ezekiel.C B Herbert, I. M Lane, Robt
A Lee, J A McGehce, Chas Newman, Chas Newman,
T W Peagler, Wm Pierce, Mrs W Pierce, Mrs R V Por-
i. r, .1 I; Porterfield, .1 B Powell, .1 (‘ Richardson, F (‘
Smith, .1 (‘ Steiner, -I M Steiner, S .1 Steiner, A Stein-
hart, A G Stewart, T .1 Thomas, Rev G R Upton, J II
Wilson, Mrs E S V Wilson.

Hintsvii i i Mi– Jeanie Sheffey.

Mobile -I R Burgett, W W Dugger, \’an Dorn sta-
tion: WG Duggar, Gallion station; Miss M B Kirk-
bride, T T Roche, Louise I! Sprague, -I I! Tompkins,
.1 I. Tucker, Price Williams, Jr.

Montgomery — Mrs M I) Bibb, Miss-Jennie I! Crom-
melin ; through Mrs M D Bibb, 81 13.85.

Pratt Mines— D M B Hasslet, -I T Massingen, T E
Mitchell, .1 G Moore, W X Polk, .1 W Randall, I, M
Reese, J A Rhode3, I’ .1 Rogers, 82: W I. Rogers, C A
Simmon-, E A Smith, Walton A- Peteel, E E Wiggins.

Ti si i mbia— Through Col. A. II. Kellar, $13.15.

Union Springs— D S Bethune, Virginia A Black
mon, X M Blidsoe, II D Bryan, Annie E Buford, J It
Buford,H P Coleman, Mrs SJ Foster,CC Frazer, Mrs
X II Frazer, W II Fuller, E II Goodwin, R II Hajas,
Annie I. Hobdy, Jennie McKay Hobdy, J B Hobdy,
Marie Hobdy, Mary Hobdy, It L Hobdy, R I, Hobdy,
Jr., Chas L Jinks, A Mil.-‘. Mrs F M Moseley, Mrs A
B Phillips, Mrs .1 E Pickett, W W Rainer, f V Ran-
dle, E T Ranclle, J L Roberts.

ARKANSAS.

Arkadelphia- -■) II Abraham, It T Cook, DT Dale,

T M Ewing.J A Ross, C C Scott, John S ker, $2.50

each: Geo Fuller, $5; C K Boswell, F .1 Carpenter, J
W Conger, Adam Clark,. I II Crawford, E L Jones, C
V Murray, E II McDonald, EC McDonald, Ed Thomas,
A W Wilson, .1 W Wilson.

A i gusta— James Eblin.

Batesvili.E Nathan Adler, Simon Adler, .lames
A Luster, John F Allen, W E Bevens,J WCase,Jae A

(aiter. .1 I’ Coffin, K M Desha, W .1 Erwin, D C
Ewing, John W Ferrill,J C Fitzhugh, E L Givens, S
A Hail, II M Hodgc,TJ Home, W B Lawrence, T M
Mack, Robl Neill, T .1 Owens, I X Reed, James Ruth-
erford, M A Wycough, M A R Wycough.

El 1 »ou ido W II Appleton.

I Iope M r- C A Forney

Hot Springs — Dr Thomas E Holland, five dollars.

Little Rock -Hon. John G. Fletcher, $11.25.

Moori field Jesse A Moore, •’ E Ross.

Morrili.ton West Humphreys.

FLORIDA.
Jacksonville -Gen. William Baya, $500.
Sandford C II Adkins. It S Dickens, (‘apt •» S
Tarver, Col A M Thrasher.

Sanibel Isi.ami — Mrs Letitia A Xutt. Miss Nannie
Nutt, live dollars.

GEORGIA.

Americus — CB Hudson, $2; W E Murphy.

Atlanta — E L Anthony, Ceo T Beeland, Charles
Beermann A Co. $15; .1 L Bishop, F C Bitgood, B M
Blackburn, W II Black, $2; I. R Bleckly, $5: X S
Blum, $2; S I) Bradwill, $2: .1 I> llra.lv, ‘$2; Robert
Brazelton, G S Brewster, $2; EC Brown, S E Brown,
T.I Burney, David .1 Bush, $2; Milton A Candler, s
N Chapman, .1 II clit’ton, Philip Cook, $5; II II Cobb,
A E Cox, C J Daniel, II R Daman, M K Dennis, . I A
Foote, L I! Folsom, W E Fonti, Harry Frank, $2;
Arnold Gedman, M B Gilmox, W C Glenn, $5; Peter
G Grant, II II Green, $2; D It Drover. It G (in inn. -I
L Harrison. Rev W M Haves, $2; W M Hawkes, It II
Hightower, -las K Hines, $5; Jerry Holmos, Joseph
Jacobs, $2; II Jennings, Mark W Johnson, J C Joiner,
GeoH Jones, $2; -1 Win Jones, 850; Jas-L Key, 82:
Dr J -I Knott. sj; Lamar & Rankin, $5; S HLandrum,
Thos .1 Leftwick, $5; Walter T Mc Arthur, 82; D E
McCarty, Hy McCaw, B L Mcintosh, $2 : C K Mad-
dox,$5; I II Martin, $2; II A Matthews, V A Menard,
CW Morgain, F II Moses, A .1 Moss, J W Nelms, $2;
It T Nesbitt, $5; WM Newbern,$2; Newton, Baker
& Co, II I. Nippert, 82; Robert A Xishett, 82; John
Perry, $2; Wm II 1! Phelps, $2; .1 B Pickett. P
Roman, $5; Lavender Ray, 82 ; K Reed, II N Ried,
82; Sidney Root, $10; W E Seabrook, Geo W Scott,
82.”.: W L Seddon. $5; John W Shackelford. A (J
Smart, 82; Burgess Smith, John Clay Smith, $2; Hoke
Smith, $50; W -I Speairs, -I C Steerman, 82; It E
Stockton, $2; -I D Stokes, Jos Thompson, 85; B Vig-
noux,82; C Z Weinmaster, 82; W A Wright, 82; A
It Wright, 82; Wm A Wright, 85.

Augusta— Patrick Walsh and others, $400.91; Wm
II Fleming.

Arlington- II C Heffield, $2.50.

Blackshear— A I’ Brantley, Nettie Brantley, Henry
J Smith, Jennie Smith.

Blitch- -lames Young.

Carrollton -I M Hewitt, two dollars.

CEDARTOWN— I II Sanders, two dollars.

( Ihu’kamauga -S F Parrott.

Crawford -I G Gibson, two dollars.

Danville T I. Hill, S W Sapp.

Dri’.i.iN T I. Criner, John M Stubbs.

Georgetown — John (‘ Guilford.

CONFEDERATE VETERAN. 55

Glennville — F P Collins, five dollars. William Rodes, J (‘ Rogers, .1 Woodson Royster, S P

Handy \V L Crouder Salter, S G Sharp, J H Shropshire, Mrs .1 II Shrop-

Macon-J Bell, Mrs’ A S Cope, J W Hinton, $2 Bnirp ‘ **** le Smith Richard Squires, Michael Sulfi-

each; Jas M Sapp, Chas Herbst; Bibb Countv Associ- Y, a »; J ‘ ‘ ” ! 1 , “‘\ 1 ‘, A “STwV pin , g i? n u r’i

,• oicono ” I \ atieo. VV ilia \ llcy, Mat W alton. John H \V ioh ,

ation, ?l().).U ( .). , … . ,.. .,-• 1 i 1. 1 n , ,

‘ , , Jesse Woodi’un; a briend, J 1! Jewell, gave two dol-

Milledgeville— J C Woodward. larseach; Miss Nannie Smith and Solomon VanMeter,

Moher— B F Hoodspette. five dollars each.

Montezuma — E Chambers. Of the foregoing, seventy-five dollars was collected

Pai.atka Cant S II Gray. Dv ^ rs – ” A. Spurr, and remitted to the Treasure]’ at

, ,,,, ‘ Q ,, Richmond: and fourteen dollars, collected by Mrs. 0.

SMiTHBORO-James rhomas Smith. L Bradley, remitted totheGenerkl Agent at iLhville.

Sonoraville-P T Reese Louisvilli Miss Martha A. Sneed, $10; Miss Jo-

Spakta — Through Mrs. Middlebrooks, 141.75. sephine Walker.

Sylvania— E W Frey. p, MBR0K i R T Chilton. Mrs. R T Chilton.

Temple— Robert II Faber. I;, SSEIjLVII ,i E _T .1 Bailey, 16.05; .1 B Briggs, John

Van’s Valley — Alex White. W Caldwell, $5 each; Dr R X Beauchamp, George R

Walkersville — .1 W Johnson Beall, Wilson Beard, R B Chastain, Joseph Cumbett,

Dr B !•’ Kidd, W R McCarty, James M McCutchen,

ILLIN0I8. John G. Orndorff, William Smith. (‘. W. Swanson, M

Chicago Col G Forrester. (Jen W A C Ryan, Mrs B Stovall.

Ryan, Col .1 G Ryan, Mrs E A Shannon. James Fen- LOUISIANA.

tress. Mansfield .1 W Adams, C W Blair, 15; T.I Book-

Lilly — E W Bacon, Miss Lilly Bacon. er. F M Brownfield, C T Baunnman, Henry Hums.

Mackinaw— Mrs I, E Brock. •’.” ,m s Bailey, James Brown, Dr B D Cooper, Dr W

N Cunningham, Cash, -las Dilzell, DeSoto Democrat,

INDIANA. $5; .1 B Dillon, .1 Douglas, VV .1 Elam, C W Elam, W

Evansville— A .1 Thomas. live dollar-. ‘•’ Fraser, S B Foster, E N Foster, Dr J W Fair. Win

, ,.1’mh c j 11 ‘ Goss, $5; I D Gibbons, John Glossill, S A Guy, R I”

Indianapolis— G I Miller, live dollars ,..,, . …. wo -a n win 1 ii-n’

Gibbs, L H Hanson, \\ I 1 1 all, \\ I Haden, J E Hewett,

INDIAN TERRITORY John Huson, W B Hewitt. A M Hewitt. I! K Jenkins,

„ . ‘.. ‘ ‘. M ,, ., ,, ‘ … . ,. , .. 85; W T Jackson, .1 B Lee, .1 T McClanahan, W II

v,”” T ” : r,’~; . ^ \! J’l\ \ ACantrell, M: ,. lin w E May R R Murphy, VV I. Mintei r \

\ Gray, 82; ( Hayden, AG McDaniel. Nabors, J M Nabors. E R Nabore, w I Pegins, K It

Pryor Creek— Tom A Hancock. Pickels, J W Parsons, A V Roach, C VV Page, 1′. I’.

Sherman— M L Elzy. Powell, G Rives, Sallie Rascoe, E B Rogers, J II Ras-

coe, (J Roberts, P II Ricks. Dr A V Roberts, $2.50; .1

KENTUCKY. Reiley, Albert Rives, M Ricks, Jae A Rives, J C Hue-,

Chilesburg— Richard A Spurr. Capt W P Sample, $5; Dr S .1 Smart, (‘ .1 S te, VV

Fairview— Bethel Sunday Scl 1. $8.50; 1! W How, E Singleton, DrStoaltesDrW Sutherland, OH PSam-

ner,$3; I” E Downer, 82.50; S R Jesup, I’. D Lackey- P ,e > E NN Sn < IV, ,. and > *’. ‘! ,, “,’, i A, ,T S ‘.T’l’-‘

H E Morton,; J. I, Mosely, R I. Mosely. $1.50 each; Taylor Sam Williams, VV N VVilliams, B VV iller, B N

W I’ Vanillin ‘ ‘ Wimple. I .1 Williams, .1 B Williams,! has P Will-

” ” ,…„„ iams.J B Williams. Jr., DrJF Walker, O V Wemple,

Frankfort— \* 1 Havens. , Q WemplC] L B W ilcox, .1 L Williams, G B VVill-

Georgetown — A H Sinclair, five dollars. iams. Miss Belle Taylor.

Henderson-R II Cunningham VV M Hanna, M ,,,„., from ( . n]A w |h „, Treasurer For Louisi .

M Kimmel, J W Lockett, Sights & Johnston, Mont- an ^ Col w ,, L AA ,;. New Orleans;
gomery Memtt, P .1 R Reeve. . I .1 Reeve, p k Snead,

F XV:llk,>r – June 22, John T. Block, La. Div. A. N. V 8 102 65

Hopkinsville— W B Dicken. June 22, Wm. McLaughlin, Vet. C. S. C 54 00

Lexington— Mrs S R Anderson, R T Anderson, (‘ s July 1, J. Y. Gilmore, La. Div. A. N. V 55 00

Bell, Sr., W S Bell, Mrs Robert Berry, John Boyd, July 1. -1. 1’.. Levert, Sugar and Rice Ex Km 50

Hart Brown, .1 (‘ Bryant, R S Bullock, Mrs John’ H July 1, .1. B. Levert, Vet. C. S. C 40 50

Carter. John II Carter, CC Calhoun, W II Cassell, Mrs July 1. Jos. Demoruelle, < ‘. II. St. Paul 22 00

W II Cassell, A R Chinn, .lames B Clay, Horace Cole- July 8, Lawson L. Davis, C. H. St. Raul 43 00

man, Cicero Coleman, A A DeLong, C A DeLong, M July 9, Col. Wm. R. Johnston, Soldiers and

.1 Durham, Jerry Dclph, Edward F razor. Graves & Cox, Sons of Soldiers of Avery’s Salt Mines 11 ‘_’■”»

•I M Craves, Ed Grass, Mrs A M Harrison, Mrs Laura July 10, (Jen. Geo. 0. Watts, Jefferson Davis

V Hawkins, Miss Lillian Headley, James A Headley, Camp 25 00

John T Hughes, Joseph D Hunt, D H James, Moses July 10, Con. Geo. 0. Watts, citizens and

Kaufman, Theo Lewis, J L Logan, Joel c Lyle, J R Soldiers of Blue and Gray 64 00

Morton, T W Moore, Thomas WMcCann, H B McClel- July 16, Pilcher Bros, ami W. H. Pilcher,

Ian, Byron McClelland, Howard McCorkle, J H Nelms, proceeds of Pilcher concert, July K> 66 <m

Rush Nelson, Watts Parker, J T Patterson, Wellington July 17. (has. D. Delerey, Army of Tenn. La.

Payne, John S Phelps, Wickliffe Preston. II C Price, Div. fund created ‘ 102 50

Edward Price, Mrs L C Price, L C Price, J W Pryor, July ‘_»_’. A. W. Hyatt, A. of T. La. Div 75 <m

5 6 CONFEDERATE VETERAN.

July 22, J. B. Levert, Vet. C. S. C I GO 00 SAMsnnn Sent to Judge W L Calhoun, $15.25.

July 22, J. !’.. Levert, Sugar and Rice Ex S 50 gi itesville Througli J. P. Caldwell, four dollars

July22, A. N. Block La Div. A. N Va 9 05 WAYNESV.LLE-William Boggs, R II Dykers, G S

Juy22 law-,,,, I.. Davis C.H.St. F 10 00 FerguRon j E Hall ,,,, mk llalL A ., Reeve8 ,„.., „

.lulv 22, Jos. Deraoruelle, ( . II. St. I 6 50 «»

July-. B. F Eschelman.C. Wa. Art 150 10 CAROHNA

July 22, Alden McClellan, La. Div. Army of so ‘ ‘” CAROLINA.

Tenn 7’J «»> Camden II G Carrison, I C Clyburn, J G Hay, A

Aug. 17. Octave Fontenot, La. Div. Armv of ” Kennedy, I’ T Nuepigue, W M Shannon, Springs,

Tenn. at Opelousas • t 11 <ki Heath & Co, .1 B Steedman, •?•”> each; Chronicle, 1 M

in. Paul Conrad, C. H.St. Paul 221 50 Lemp,$3each; B B Clarke, A A Moore, $2 each ; G S

Oct. -2~, Oliver Norinand, R. 1.. Gibson Camp Higgins, Cash.

a, i,l Ladies of Evergreen 75 45 The above were collections by Dr. John W.Corbett,

1892. and sent t<> the Charleston News and Courier. He re-
Jan. 8, Judge !■’. A. Monroe, members Bar, ports about $110 raised at a concert given by the ladies

Bench and Officers C. D. Courts :;in (ki and sent to the News and Courier.

Jan. 15, II. McMillan, C. Wash. Art 17 50

Feb. 1″, John T. Block, Army of N. Va. La. TENNESSEE.

Div., collected by J. M. Wilson.. •_’■_’ 00 Arams Station -M L Johnston.

April 13, , J. Lyons, citizens of New Orleans… 33 00 A lamo-W H Biggs, J B Fleming, C A G Ibar,

Oct 11, Nicholson & Co, sundry collections } ,. Humphreys 82 fp B Nance, W II Poindexter, T

of N. O. P^ayune.. …… 78 50 x gkelton * ., ,-, Wi1i , 1ku „.

Oct. 11, Nicholson & Co, subscription oi tin- „ ‘ … „ _. A ,, _ ., ,

\ o Picayune UK) (H) Bells Station— Wm I. Bate, Capt. Dawson, BS

Nov. 18, .1. W. Fairfax, sundry collections of McLemore, .1 C \\ Num., .1 II Thomas, 1) II Thomas.

Daily City Item 50 50 Bolivar— P W Austin, \\ T Anderson, C H Ander-

Less disbursements to date as per vouchors son, Ophelia P Bills, L M Carrington, W C Dorion, D

on file . 17 75 E Durrett, It E Durrett, W W Farley, -I L Foote, C S

Ganden, II P Joyner, Kahn Bros, Austin Miller, T E

$’2,(iC»s 70 Moore, A T McNeal, -I -I Neely, Jr., M N Perry, .1 (‘

Oct. 10, remitted to J. S. Ellett, Savage, II W Tate, Julia M Qpshaw, Hugh Williams,

treasurer, Richmond, Va $2,018 20 RB Wood, By oversight the amounts were not put

Nov. 22 remitted to J. S. Ellett to the Bolivar list that exceeded $1. The collection

treasurer, Richmond, Va 50 50— 2,068 70 there is $123 nof yet forwarded.

Brownsville— Judge John Bond.

New Orleans— Mrs. May Poitevant, $5. Cairo— W -I Lambert.

MISSISSIPPI. Castalian Springs — Geo Harsh.

Fayette— James Archer, F Braws,Thos Davenport, Chattanooga— G Andrews, Jr., N G Atkins, Creed

W L Faulk. II McGladery, T .1 Key, W W McAa, A f Bates, W M Bearden, P I- Craig, \\ 1! Crabtree, I)

K McNair, WK Penny, W L Stephen, J .1 Whitney. ^ clem, |>, L Couldmg, ^ . . I! h,u,,d \\ 1 Plumb,

,. X ‘, •,.,., , J 1 Sneac , . F Ship,,. T E \ an \ alkenburg, L G

Holly Springs — Jas I Fant. ,,• ,, M

\\ alker.

Ocean Springs -Mrs A A Staples. ,, . ,, ,, ,, ,• , ,•.,, ,,- ,, ,

1 Clarksville — Arthur II Munlord; little Miss Buck-

IJn, knky— Geo Hicklcr. nerj five ( i ]] ars .

Vicksburg— The Vicksburg C. V. Camp, through Covington— R R Green fund, $54.35.

Col. D. A. Campbell, $409.55. ,, r „, c ,

1 Crockett — -I I stamps.

MISSOURI. Fayetteville— J P Buchanan, .1 L Buchanan, W

Harrisonville— Jeff Burford, seventy-five dollars. H Calhoun, A .1 Carloss, N 1′ Carter, James Cashion,

H R Estes $2.50. W R Cashion, Andrew Cashion, W II Cashion, A

……. ri7T , c _ v Cashion, II B Douglass, H C Dwiggins, $5 ; J C Dcmer,

ish.u .)kk.ski. A u K ,i ln , ,„,,„„, g \ V Fi em i n „ H ug h Francis, J C

Hoboken— James Coltart, $5; Miss Virginia M Col- Goodrich, Theo Harris, Jr, E J Higgins,H K Holman,

tart, Harriet Monk, John Stansfield. T c Little, I! K Locker, C A McDaniel, W C Morgan,

NEW MEXICO •’ ” I,;il ‘ ks < w c Parks > •’ n Pitts > (; F 1>itts ‘ (; F Ren ”

egar, H T Boach, Robertson & Goodrich, J W Scott,

Silver City -C A Thompson. .1 \ V Smith, 11 1) Smith, A E Smith, .1 M’ Stewart, O

NORTH CAROLINA. C Tallant, E S Terry, Thomas Thomison, W P Tolley,

_ T . , ,. ‘ . ,, , ,, It I) Warren. II C Dwii^gins’ address is I’etershurg.

Asheville Mrs EJ Aston, Mrs II A Gudger, Mrs ., T ,. ,, , „ ,, ,, ,f n

.1 A Hucler,$2 each; Mrs D Johnston, Mrs Theo D Frjendship-J M Cochran, B II Harman, D B

Johnston, Mrs H M Lee, C II Miller, Mrs M Penland, ” lson –

Miss Mary Penland, Mrs E L Rankin, R R Rawls, Gallatin— .las W Blackmore, David F Harry, C S

HenryRedwood,MissMaggieSmith,MissAnnaSmith, Douglass, WC Dismukes, J B Harrison, .las . I Turner,

Miss Louise Smith, Bessie Smith, Mann Smith. Geo E Seay, .1 A Trousdale, S F Wilson.

Charlotte— Through the Observer, $29.50. Grand Junction— W C Mauldrin.

Jackson— Emma W Burgwyn.J A Burgwyn,Geo P Hartsville— John D Stalker.

Burgwyn, J B McRae, R B Peebles. Jackson— E L Bullock, $5.

CONFEDERATE VETERAN.

57

Johnson’s Grove — J R Worrell.

Lewisburg— Through Capt.W. G. Loyd, $No.

Maury City — Sid Avery, W H Carter, Dr B Moore,
C Peal, Bryant Stallings.

McKenzie— Through , $103.20.

McMinnville — J W Irwin.

Monroe — Dr J M Shelton.

Nashville — Jos W Allen, Mrs J W Allen, B B
Allen, Kate M Allen, Lieut Samuel M Allen. Mrs B B
Allen, Walter Aiken, STC Doak, A .1 Grigsby, W C
Kelvington, -10; John .1 Yertrees, Rev W R L Smith

Red Lick — Jos Kling.

Sweetwater — T T Hagar.

Vicksbubg.— Through Col. D. A. Campbell, $409.

Waveri.y — H C Carter.

TEXAS.

Boz— B F Forrester.

Brownwood — G II Adams, J L Harris. F W Hender-
son, C C Jones, J B Smith, E R Stanley, Ed T Smith.

Coleman — J B Coleman, L E Collins, C L Coleman,
Pilham Coleman, W C Dibrell, 5.

Corpus Christi — M C Spann, collection, $177. 75.

Fort Worth— Through Mrs. B. B. Pollard, $101.70.

Waxahachie — A J Baxter. John P Cooper, E Chas-
ka, Joe P Cooper, G II Cunningham, Miss Meta Coop-
er, $11; J A Darrow, Dr W E Parmer, B F Forrester,
J A (fray. B II Lattimer, M W McMight, L II Peters,
Wm Stiles, T F. Thompson, M B Templeton.

, Mrs S R Coggin,$7.

VIRGINIA.

Abingdon — Virgie M Gildersleeve (now Mrs. Taylor).
Birmingham— D Walker.
Brenner Bluff — W II Holman
Bybee— R S White.

Charlottesville — M Duke, George Perkins.
Culpeppeb — 1> A Grundy.

Palmyra— M P Pettit, Pembroke Pettit, William
Schlater, ? Shepard, G M Winn.

SCOTTSVTLLE — D W Anderson.
Union Mills— Dr. Dudley R Boston.
Wilmington — John W Adams.

SOME WHO HAVE HELPED THE FUND.

A good many halves and quarters come from Pratt
Mines, Ala.

Miss Jennie Smith, of Blaekshear, Ga., sends ?4,
with as many names.

M. B. Burgwin, Jackson, N. (‘..sends $4 with the
names of four friends.

Bright little Miss Louise Beverly Sprague, of Mobile,
sends nine names with $1 each.

James Rutherford, of Batesville, Ark., sends in
twenty-six names with $1 each.

Miss Mollie Cunningham, of Waxahatehie. Texas.
sends three names with $1 each.

J. T. Cornell, of Cairo, Tenn., furnishes twenty-
eight names with $28 to the fund.

Maj. John J. Reeve, sends from Henderson, Ky., ten
names, including his own, with $10.

.Tame- Coltart, of Hoboken, N. J., sends a contribu-
tion of $5 with three other names of $1 each.

W. L. Stephens. Fayette, Miss., semis a batch of
names, nearly all for $1 each. Money forwarded to
Richmond.

Mrs. C. P. Morrow, of Chouteau, 1. T.. sends ten
names with as many dollars, including V. Gray, who
puts $2 to her list.

James W. Blackmore, of Gallatin, Tenn., thirteen
names with as many dollars, which he “gathered up”
among his friends.

A splendid list will he seen from B. F. Jenkins,
President of the Davis Monument Association, Mans-
field, La., which aggregates $107.

Mi-s Meta Cooper, of Waxahatehie, Texas, sends a
neat little note witli ten subscriptions to the Monu-
ment, of *1 each, except that of Joel Cooper, which is
for $’_».

Mrs. R. V. Porter, of Greenville, Ala., on being ap-
plied to, felt discouraged with the prospect, hut when
a subscription hook was sent her. she procured thirty
names, with 1

Maj. J B. BriggS, of the John W.Caldwell Cam]),
Russellville. Ky., sends $28, including $5 for himself,
and a similar ‘ amount for the gentleman in whose
honor the i amp is named.

Elsewhere reference is made to the Young Men’s

Dei sratic Club of Nashville, whose fund is the

largest that has ever heen secured hy any one organ-
ization, and to other workers for the cause.

R W. Downer sends $24 from the little old vi!

of Fairview, Ky., where Jefferson Davis was horn. It
all the other places would do as well in proportion, I

South would have a Memorial Temple sec ond to none
other on earth.

In the contribution of Joseph W. Allen, of Nash-
ville, the list includes the name of his son. Lieut.
Samuel M. Allen, c. s. A., killed hy bushwhackers
while on furlough at a friend’s house near Memphis,
Tenn., March. 1864.

In a remittance of fifteen dollars. January 2d, from
Otis S. Tarver, of tie .lor Finnegan Camp, Sanford,
Florida. I notice contributions from three little dar-
lings, three, tour, and six years. The name- are Linda
C. Barnes, F. F. Barnes, and Hannah Myerson.

Dr. .1. P. Cannon, of McKenzie, Tenn., writes of the
fund : ” 1 see you ask for the names of contributors to
the Monument Fund. I can not give the names ot
those who contributed the $103 from this place, a- it
was raised principally by Stonewall Jackson Bivouac
in different ways, assisted hy the citizens of the com-
munity.”

W. i\ Renwick, of Monroe, La., writes of the col-
lection of $64, which has been forwarded to Rich-
mond. He adds: “Theresa prevailing notion that
it is the duty of the Southern people to build a suita-
ble memorial to the Confederacy through its Presi-
dent. Davis, and a well organized movement will surely
succeed.”

Fli Perkins, on being introduced to the agent of the
Davis Monument Fund, made the generous offer to
deliver a lecture for the benefit of the fund at any
time and any place, and added, “Think of that man’s
integrity ami what he did with the resources at hand.
He was an American.” This genial humorist and lec-
turer is a Union Veteran.

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The fund aggregating nearly $1,800 raised by the
Young Men’s Democrati Club, of Nashville, is the
largest yel furnished by any single organization.

Col. John George Ryan send- from Chicago five dol-
lar subscriptions, one of which was in the name of his
brother. Gen. \V. A. C. Ryan, of the United States
Army. ” who was .me of those token from the steamer
Virginius, and murdered at Santiago del Cuba, Nov.
1. l v 7″>;” and another for their mother, deceased,
who was an admirer of Southern chivalry.

J. I.. Buford, “f Birmingham, Ala., who was a mem-
ber of the Clayton Guards, First Alabama Regiment,
did this clever thing in connection with tin 1 Monu-
ment Fund: He subscribed $10 for himself and nine
others. One of the contribution books was sent him
to insert their names, which he forwarded to his sister
Miss Annie E. Buford, of Union Springs, Ala., and
-he secured twenty names, with $1 each.

•I. W. Simmons, of Mexia, Tex., reports the follow-
ing contributions for SI each: W. H. Williams, C. L.
Watson. .1. W. Simmons, II. W.Gray, -I. M. Rombo,
Joe Wilder. II. A. Boyd, F. H. McCoy, Bennett Hunt
and Mrs. I). A. Murphy, of Mexia,’ and Capt. T. B.
Tyers, of Groesbeck, and adds: “I will send a large
list after the concert.” Preparations are being made
for an entertainment there the ’27th inst. for the pro-
motion of the fund.

ANNUAL ADDRESS TO VETERANS.

Gen. E. D. Hall, chairman of United Confederate
Veterans Committee for North Carolina, furnishes the
following:

“Wilmington, N. (‘., January 19, 1893.

“At a meeting of the committee (a quorum being
present) appointed to raise funds for the State of North
Carolina for the Jefferson Davis Monument, held at
Raleigh, January 13th, it was agreed to name one suit-
able person in each congressional district, whose duty
it shall he to recommend four persons, two males anil
two females, from each county in their district, for the
purpose of assisting in raising North Carolina’s share
of the funds necessary to erect the said monument at
Richmond, Va.

“It was further ordered that a circular letter should
he issued to the parties named by the chairman, Gen,
Hall, containing instructions, and they are requested
to answer as soon as possible, stating whether they
will serve.

“The persons named from the districts are as fol-
lows: First— Hon. W. A. B. Branch, Washington;
Second — Hon. Matthew Manley, Newbern; Third-
Col. W. J. Green, Fayetteville; Fourth— Gen. W. R.
Cox, Raleigh; Fifth — (Jen. James I). Glenn, Greens-
boro; Sixth — Col. H. C. Jones, Charlotte; Seventh —
(‘apt. J. G. Hall, Hickory: Eighth— Col. W. II. H.
Cowles, Wilkesboro; Ninth— Gen. R. B. Vance, Ashe-
ville.”

In concluding his appeal, (ien. Hall says:

“To the ladies and gentlemen of the committee, on
you depends North Carolina’s credit in this matter.
Let all work faithfully.

“To the ladies we mainly look for success. By en-
tertainments of various kinds much can be accom-
plished. To the men, hard work, soliciting subscrip-
tions, argument and persuasion.

“As soon as a reasonable amount of funds is col-
lected, remit the same to the chairman, E. D. Hall,
Wilmington, N. C, by postoffice order or otherwise.”

( i <m. W. I,. Cabell issues a circular. Dallas. Texas,
February ‘2. 1893, as the Commander of the Trans-
Mississippi Department of United Confederate Vet-
erans, in which he says: “It is with feedings of the
greatest pleasure, as well as pride, that I can greet you
at the end of another year ami say that a kind Provi-
dence has extended its shelteli ng w i Dg6 over our no-
ble Association, and that it is growing stronger and
stronger each year. Our old comrades are becoming
more familiar with and more and more interested in
the objects of our benevolent, social, and historical
Associat ion, and are increasing the number of Camps
in every section. The death roll has not been as great
as we might have expected. The dead have oeen
properly cared for, and the living Confederate veter-
ans who are incapacitated, by sickness or wounds,
from making a living, have been provided for by the
different States in this department. They have good
houses, are amply provided with food, raiment, and
shelter, where they can spend the evening of their
lives in quiet and peace as the honored guests of the
great States of Texas, Arkansas, Missouri, and the
Territory. I therefore urge upon you, my old com-
rades, to press forward the good work; that vou will
organize and join at once the Association of United
Confederate Veterans.” . . . He urges a large at-
tendance at Birmingham July 19 and 20, and adds:
“A committee on transportation for this department
has been formed, and will do all within their power
to secure reduced rates on railroads leading to Bir-
mingham. Local committees can communicate with
this committee.

“I would also call your attention to the fact that
every Camp, not only in this department but in the
department of the Fast, has been called upon to con-
tribute to the erection of a monument to our great
chieftain, Jefferson Davis. . . . Let us, then, put
our shoulders to the wheel and see to it that this mon-
ument is erected at once, so that all those now living
who followed the flag of the Lost Cause may be pres-
ent at the unveiling of the monument to be erected
in Richmond, Va.”

Col. Wm. L. Thompson, Adjutant General and Chief
of Staff to Trans-Mississippi Department, United Con-
federate Veterans: “The Coneedeijate Veteran is
before me, and 1 am greatly pleased with its contents,
ami wish you all success. Please send five copies for
this department.

In this issue of the Confederate Vetekan there is
an article upon the manufacture of steed in the South,
as set forth by a letter from Hon. Abram S. Hewett, of
New York. It is an able paper, and treats of an in-
dustry which, if successful, will tend largely to en-
riching the land we love. Col. A. M. Shook, who be-
gun at the bottom after getting out of his Confederate
suit in 1865, and is a leading spirit in the business, re-
ports prospects for the success which has been antici-
pated as good, although the inventions are not yet
demonstrated to perfect satisfaction.

W. A. Gillespie, Greenwood, Miss.: “Your circular

just received. I am glad to know that such a publica-
tion is in existence. Think I can raise a good club of
subscribers. I inclose fifty cents for sample copy.”

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THE TENNESSEE CONFEDERATE HOME.

CONFEDERATE MOM’ M ENTS.

IT COMPRISES THE GREATER PART OF THE HERMITAGE

—ANDREW JACKSON’S SOME— TEN MILES

FROM NASHVILLE.

There is no State in which greater zeal lias been ex-
ercised for a soldiers’ home, perhaps, than by friends
in Tennessee. This is saying much in the freshness
of what is being done now in Missouri, and what was
done recently in Georgia. It is saying all the more
in considering Louisiana and other States, in which
our people have honored themselves in this respect.

The Hermitage property, owned by the State for
many years, has all been turned over to a board of
trustees, except twenty-live acres, including the resi-
dence, which has been given into the custody of the
Ladies’ Hermitage Association.

The farm contains four hundred and seventy-live
acres, enclosed by eight and one-half miles of wire
fence with cedar posts. Many acres of the land was
poor and washed, but lias been admirably reclaimed
from underbrush and thicket and set in clover. Light
acres are also set apart for the garden. There are upon
the premises three fine wells and an inexhaustible
spring of pure water, which furnishes the supply for
the tank in the main building, a distance of thirty-
three hundred feet.

The main building is a handsome two-Story -tinc-
ture, of brick, with stone foundation, and suitable
trimmings. The central front of the building has an
inscription in raised letters, “The Confederate Sol-
diers’ Home.” The front of both wings is adorned
with galleries and rounded portico, sustained by neat
fluted pillars. The interior arrangements are excel-
lent and equipped with all modern improvements.
In the cellar there is a well constructed furnace, with
a self-regulating boiler, and distributing pipes to all
parts of the building, carrying both heat anil hot water.
From the enormous tank on top of the building, hold-
ing when full ten thousand gallons, water is supplied
to all portions of it. In the upper and lower corridors
there are attachments for hose Bufficienl in length to
be used against tire.

Of the many contributions to the Home, the most
liberal gift was the dining room furniture, including
a handsome sideboard, which was presented by the
family of the late Charles Nelson, a German-born citi-
zen of Nashville and a Union soldier. The firm of
Phillips, Hood A” Co. gave a range worth one hundred
and fifty dollars; Mrs. 0. M. Spofford contributed one
hundred dollars, and many others fifty dollars and less.
All the rooms were furnished by individual donations.

The executive committeemen — Mai. M. S. Cockrill,
Dr. W. .1. McMurray. and Maj. K. II. Dudley— who
were selected by the trustees to take charge of all the
work, deserve high praise for their zeal at all times for
the Home.

It would take a long chapter to enumerate in briel
the wholesome supply of everything that has been
furnished. It would gratify everybody who feels solic-
itude for the disabled soldier who shares its benefits.

The January edition of the Confederate: Veteran
was so short of meeting the demand, and as a history
of Confederate monuments, complete as possible, is
determined upon, some of the following statistics is
a repetition of what was published before.

The same is true in regard to those “who have
worked for the monument.” It is an honor list, and
deserves the knowledge and the gratitude of all other
patriots. The monument history will amaze the civ-
ilized world. With all the poverty and depression
that followed the fatal results of the war, the hun-
dreds and hundreds of thousands of dollars so ex-
pended, when computed, will be a dazzling record of
patriotism and affection for the heroes who rushed
into the jaws of death. Let every community see
that what they have done to honor our dead be com-
municated for publication in the Confederate Vet-
eran. It will be a feature, ere long, to compile a list
of memorials in different States and report tabulated
statements in the aggregate.

1 see that you do not mention the monument erected
at Georgetown, Kw. to the memory of the Confederate

dead. These soldiers were buried in different parts of
the county when Gen. Kirby Smith’s army was in
Kentucky in 1862. After the war their remains were
gathered up and buried in a separate lot in our beau-
tiful cemetery, and the ladies of the county raised
money by <>», doUa Uions and erected a monu-

ment at a cost of one thousand dollars. You will ob-
serve that all but two of these soldiers were strangers
in this county and State, only two being Kentuckians.
I give the names inscribed upon the monument, think-
ing perhaps they may meet the eye of pome one who
knows not of their resting place: William Simons,
Arkansas: W. Hall. Georgia; J. -1. Hensly, Georgia;
William Sutton. Georgia; Capt. John Black, Texas:
William Tanehill. Texas; Bryan Pitzpatrick, Texas;
W. T. Coppage, Kentucky; William Wood. South
Carolina; Richard Dumford, Arkansas; Wallace Ox-
ford, Texas; Archer Shrout, Texas; William Steele,
Georgia; William T. Ford. North Carolina: Cardwell

Jones, Georgia; Gunsaule, Kentucky: Unknown;

W. G. Wooten. Hodgenville, Ky. These two last
named were shot to death by order of Burbridge, the
“unknown” refusing to give his name, saying that he
did not wish his mother to know that lie had died
such a death. The monument is twenty feet high:
shaft, eleven feet. On the base, in front, is the Con-
federate cross, with drooping banner ami broken staff:
emblems of war lie under tin- fold of the banner. -On
the shaft are raised cannons in bronze, securely inlaid
and fastened to the granite. On each side of the mon-
ument are inscribed the names of the boys in gray
who sleep in a circle at the base. At the bottom of
the inscription in front are the words, ” 1861 — Confed-
erate Soldier — 1865.” Wishing you success, both in
your paper and the monument for Mr. Davis,

I am yours truly, A. II. SINCLAIR.

Monuments in New Orleans.— The Confederate
Monument in Greenwood Cemetery, built by tin- La-
dies’ Benevolent Association, is of white marble, sur-
mounted by a figure of a ( lonfederate infantryman ” on
guard.” Around the pedestal are the busts of Lee,
Sidney Johnston, Polk and ” Stonewall.” It was un-
veiled’ in 1867. Value, $25,000.

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Monument of Washington Artillery.- Marble
shaft on mound, statue of an artilleryman on top,
sponge staff in band. <iu the base are inscribed the
names of thus.’ members of the command who were
killed nr « I i « – < 1 in service, also the names of sixty en-
gagements in whirh the command participated. Un-
veiled Feb. 22, 1880. Value, 115,000.

Monument of the Army oi Wesi Virginia. — A
column 50 feel above the ground, or 38 feet above the
mournl on which it stands. On the summit is a stone
Btatue of Stonewall Jackson, 8 feel 9 inches high.
Under the mound are vaults for the dead Jefferson
Davis’ remains are deposited then’ at present. Un-
veiled May. 1881. Value, $25,000.

Monument of Army of Tennessee.— Mound con-
taining tombs for deceased members, surmounted by
equestrian statue of Albert Sidney Johnston in bronze.

At the entrance to vaults is a marble life-size figure of
a Cnn federate sergeant calling his roll. Value $35,000.
Robert E. Lee Moni ment. — A Doric column of
granite on a grassy mound, surmounted by bronze
statue of Lee L5 feet high. Entire height, 106 feet 8
inches. Column, 60 feet. Unveiled Feb. 22 1884.
It is in St. Charles street. Value, $40,000.

Natchez, Miss.: “We have built a very handsome
monument to our Confederate dead costing $3,000. Jt

is a shaft with life-size soldier in marble. Statue
made in Italy.”

The Confederate Monument at Camden, S. C. —
Dr. John W. Corbett supplies the following data:
“The Ladies’ Monumental Association was organized
in 1872, with Mrs. 11. I). DeSaussure for the first Pres-
ident. The next President was Miss C. M. Boykin.
At the time of the unveiling of the monument the
association had the following officers: Mrs. A. E.
Doby, President; Mrs. .lames Davis. First Vice Presi-
dent; Miss Emma Reynolds, Second Vice President;
Mrs. J. D. Kennedy, Secretary; Mrs. J. W. McCurry,
Treasurer, and Mrs. Herman Baum, chairman of the
Executive Committee. The corner-stone of this mon-
ument was laid on the loth of May, 1883, Memorial
Day, and it was completed in June.” The celebration
was a great event for Camden. The railway yard was
crowded with coaches and engines. Crowds went in
private conveyances from all portions of the county
and neighboring counties. The procession contained,
besides the civic lodges, four hands of music, sixteen
infantry companies, three cavalry companies and three
artillery corps, in all about seven hundred men in uni-
form. The stand near the monument was richly and
profusely decorated with festoons of palmetto ieaves
and jessamines, and almost completely covering the
stand was a great number of battle-scarred Hags. (Jen.
Wade Hampton was the orator of the day: Gen. M. I ‘.
Butler, Gov. Hugh S Thompson, Gen. J. D. Kenne.lv,
Adjt. Cen. Manigault, Col. E. M. Boykin, Rev. S. H.
Hay, and a few others were on the stand. The mon-
ument is a cylindrical shaft of marble, four feet in cir-
cumference and eight feet high, on a marble base; un-
der this base are three large blocks of Fairfield granite;
surmounting the shaft is an urn, on which is a dove;
the (love has its wings outstretched and is facing the
south; the total height of the monument is twenty
feet. The square base to shaft is inscribed as follows:
On the north, two swords crossed, with ‘1861’ on one
side and ‘ 1883’ on the other side of the cross; on the

south, a laurel wreath, enclosing the letters •(‘. S. A.’:

on the west, ‘This union t is erected by the women

of Kershaw county, in memory of her brave sons who
fell during the Confederate War. defending the rights
and honor of the South : ‘ mi the east, ‘ They died for

1 ie and country, and are gratefully remembered

wherever they be.

” OoiluUesa hearts have conned their story ;

Countless hearts grown brave thereby;

Let (is thank the God of glory.
We had such to die.” ‘

This monument is situated at an important street

crossing. An iron fence encloses it.”

Confederate Monuments in South Carolina. —
Concerning Confederate monuments in South Caro-
lina, Win. E. Breese, President First National Bank,
Asheville, North Carolina, writes: “I notice that you
omit South Carolina so far from your list of memo-
rial monuments. I know no State so full of them,
and none as fine, except in Richmond. In Charles-
ton the Washington Light Infantry have erected two,
one $8,000, the other $13,000; Irish Volunteers, one
for$15,(KK’); Charleston Fight Dragoons, $14,000; Ger-
man Artillery. 820,tK)(); Ladies’ Memorial Association,
$25,000; one to John Mitchell, the Irish patriot, $5,-
000; S. II. Anderson (Fighting Dick). $2,000; Gen.
Ripley, $2,000. The old Citadel Academy and all Un-
churches have on walls and vestibules memorial tab-
lets. Columbia has one, Camden, Cheraw, (ireenville,
Anderson, etc. I write only from memory, being a
former South Carolinian. I have always thought that
South Carolina headed the list. The Richmond mon-
uments were from contributions all over the South.
The South Carolina monuments are all home affairs.”

Newberry, S. C. : “The ladies have erected a mon-
ument to the Confederate dead from this county in
the court house square. It is of marble, and costs
$1,300.”

Anderson, S. C: “Our noble women have organ-
ized a Confederate Memorial Association, and are now
raising funds to erect a monument in our city.”

Monument at Knoxville. — It is a graceful, well-
proportioned shaft, twelve feet square at the base
and twenty-four feet high. It is surmounted with a
heroic statue of a private soldier, standing at parade
rest. The inscription “Commemorates the heroic
courage and unshaken constancy of more than 1,600
soldiers of the South, who, in the great war between
the States, 1861 to 1865, were inspired by the holiness
of a patriotic and impersonal love, and in the
mountain passes of Tennessee, whether stricken in
the field or in hospital ward, gave ungrudgingly their
lives to their country.” The monument is of Ten-
nessee gray marble, and is extremely handsome for
the cost, SI, “)00. The unveiling was last Memorial
day. May 19. Tho general address was by Senator W.
B. Bate. ex-Union soldiers co-operated in making the
event a success. The daily press, Republican and
Democratic, gave very eulogistic accounts of the event.
Many gentlemen were helpful to the ladies in their
work, one of whom was Col. F. A. Moses, a member
of the Davis Monument Committee for Tennessee.

Monument for Clarksvtlle. — It is in process of
erection, is to be 48 feet high, 9 feet by 13 feet at
base; will be capped by a bronze statue 9 feet high.
There will be two granife statues 7 feet high, 12 feet

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above the base. The monument is being constructed
from Barre granite. It is to cost 17,500, and to be
completed in the early spring, and to be dedicated in
May.

The Confederate monument in the grassy court-
house yard at Bolivar, Tenn., is very beautiful. It cobI
$2,700, is of marble, about thirty feel high from
ground to top, urn on top, shaft draped with Bag.
The ornaments are cannon, tents, drums, flags, etc
Inscription on south side. ” To the Confederate dead
of Hardeman County;” west, “Hardeman County
erects this monument to the memory of her sons fallen
in the service of the Confederate States;” east, “In
hope of a joyful resurrection;” north,

“Though men deserve,

They may not win success.
The brave will honor the bi

\ anqulshed none i he less.”

A movement was started for a Confederate monu-
mental Fayetteville, Tenn., but it was abandoned on

account of a disastrous cyclone which swept the tow u.

Jackson, Tenn., has elected a tall shaft 70 feet high,
including the figure of a Confederate soldier at parade
rest. It is in the court-house yard.

The people of Tipton Co. Tenn.. arc raising funds for
county monument, and have contributed more than
$50 to the Davis monument.

The ex-Confederate Association of < l-rayson County,
Texas, are preparing to ereel on the public square at
Sherman, a 82,500 monument to the memory of ex-
Confederate soldiers.

Monuments in Ri< hmond. Monument to 12,000
Confederate dead in Hollywood Cemetery, a granite
pyramid 4″> feet square and ‘.mi feet high, elected by
the ladies of the Hollywood Memorial Association at
a cost of about $50,000, now almosl covered by thai
beautiful evergreen vine, the Virginia creeper.

Monuments over the grave of Gen. J. E. P>. Stqart,
in Hollywood Cemetery, to the dead of Pickett’s Di-
vision and the dead of Otey Battery both on Gettys-
burg Hill in Hollywood— and to the Richmond How-
itzers, on Howitzer Place, just west ol Monroe Park,
represent an outlay of approximately $10,000.

The greatest monument to a Confederate that has
ever been erected, size and quality of material con-
sidered, is the Lee monument in Richmond. In the
reference to it elsewhere no idea of its magnitude can
be had except that it cost $75,000. A more accurate
description may be expected hereafter.

Monument to the Private Soldiers and Sailors of the
Confederacy, in Marshall Park, overlooking the site of
Libby Prison, a copy of Pompey’s Pillar, surmounted
by a heroic bronze figure of the Confederate Infantry-
man, erected by private subscriptions at a cost of
about $50,000.

Heroic Statue, in bronze, of Gen. T. J. .lackson, by
Foley, presented by admiring Englishmen to the peo-
ple of Virginia, erected in Capitol Square on a granite
base, at the expense of the State. Aggregate cost,
about $15,000.

Bronze Equestrian Statue of Gen. R. E. Pee, by
Mei’cie, ornamental granite pedestal, from designs by
Pujol, at the western extremity of Franklin St.. erected
by private subscriptions at a cost of about $75,000.

Bronze Heroic Statue of Gen. Wm. C. Wickham,
by Valentine, provided by private subscription, and
erected in Monroe Park on a granite base at the ex-
pense of the city. Total cost, about $15,000.

Bronze Heroic Statue of Lieut. Gen. A. P. Hill, by
Sheppard, erected over Hill’s remains on the Hermit-
age Road just north of the city, by private subscrip-
tions, at a cost of about $15,000.

Monument to 17,000 Confederate dead in Oakwood
Cemetery, a massive granite obelisk, erected by the
ladies of the Oakwood Memorial Association, at
of about $5,000.

Movements are well advanced for an Equestrian
Statue of Gen. .1. E. I>. Stuart, and a monument to
Gen. John P. Cooke.

Cemetery and Monument \t Fredericksburg.—
Mrs. .1. X. Barney, who raised $5,100 for the Confeder-
:it’ cemetery, with which marble headstones replaced
rotting wood, and a. creditable statue of a private sol-
dier was placed in the center ; in telling of the work she
said: “I received several shower baths of cold water
throw n ..n me by doubting people, who said the South
w as too busy trying to make a living to attend to put-
ting headstones to its dead soldiers, but I did not
mind a word they said. First. I put a box on my hall
table for the babies to drop pennies in. It was tine
fun for the servants to make the little fat hands un-
told tor the pur]…-, Then the children brought me
the tiv. rent pieces; boys and girls on their vvav to
school would contribute their money to put tomb-
Stones to the soldier- win. died to save their homes.
•ceded in stirring my poor, little battle-scarred
town until I secured $250 from voluntary contribu-
tor-. Then I bran. In .1 oil’ into all the States. Maj.
Spurr, of Nashville, will tell you how 1 tormented his
unfailing courtesy and patience. Simply by using my
pen and bringing the matter to the hearts •■!’ the dear
Southern people, I raised $5,100, and you saw the re-
sult.” In conclusion, she said; “We must have that
monument to Mr. Davis, and that shortly, while our
generation lasts. It is due our Lost Cause that we

should.”

Winchester. Ya.. has ere. ted a Slnixm monument to
the unknown Confederate dead in Stonewall Cem-
etery. In addition to this principal monument, dif-
ferent States have erected shafts. There is one for
Virginia that cost $1,000. Maryland lias a superb
structure, capped with a statue of a private soldier, by
O’Brien, that cost $2,500. The 1 statue was made on
an order that failed and the work was procured at a
small percentage of its value.

Portsmouth, Va., has honored her soldier dead in a
highly creditable way. It is in a monument that i ..-t
about $9,000, is fifty-five feet high, and has a statue on
each corner of the base. The -tallies represent the
four branches of service — Infantry, Cavalry, Artillery,
and Navy.

A monument is being erected near Newport News.
Va., to cost between one and two thousand dollars. It
is the work of the Pee Camp of Confederate veterans
and their friends at Hampton Va.

Woodstock. Va.: Subscriptions have been made
in this county for the Lee monument at Richmond,
Jackson, Lexington ami elsewhere.

Shepardstown, Va.: A Confederate monument has
been erected at a est of $2,500. It is a marble shaft.

Culpepper, Va., has a monument that cost $1,000.

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CONFEDERATE VETERAN.

GENEROUS ACT OF JAY GOULD.

GEN. JOSEPH WHEELER’S FAREWELL TO His MEN.

It seeme seasonable still ami fitting to mention in
tin- Confederal i Veteran a noble act of kindness to
southern people by the late Mr. -lay Gould. Many
harsh criticisms were published about him at the time
of his death hecause he did precisely as most nun do
in distributing his property between his children.
While in Washington soon after his (hath 1 wrote for
the Post of his generosity while the yellow fever was
so severe at Memphis. It seems to have been so for-
gotten that I copy the record as published at the time.
An Associated Press message of September 1, 1879,
said, “The Howard Association baving battled fortwo
months with the dread destroyer, finds every dollar in
the treasury exhausted, with several hundred sick and
convalescent to be provided for.” That telegram was
seen by Mr. Gould that day at his luxurious home far
away from danger, and here is the result:

“New York, September •”>. — To W. J. Smith, acting
President Howard Association, Memphis, Tenn.: 1
send you by telegraph &o,(.KHi to aid the Howard Asso-
ciation. 1 am certain the generous people through-
out the country will contribute liberally to aid your
stricken city. At any rate, keep ox at your noble
work and I WILL foot THE hill. What are your daily
expenses? Answer. “Jay GOULD.”

Mr. Smith, in reply, said, “The grand sentiment
you express, to continue our noble work and you will
toot the bill, has nerved us all, and strengthened our
faith in the cause in which we are engaged. Our ex-
penses are about S I ,< K MJ per day.”

The above is published not in commendation of
what the great financier did with his money, but as
setting forth one of the boldest and most unstinted
ads of charity on .record. It is well to remember the
good that men do.

DEATH OF A WIDELY-KKOWN SOUTHERN WOMAN.

Mrs. Mary H. Robertson, who was greatly beloved
by the multitude of Southern girls who attended
Wards Seminary at Nashville, Tenn., all along after
the war, will be saddened by her death. It occurred
in January, after an illness of several menths. She
had gone to Atlanta, and was with her sister, Mrs.
Preston Miller, when the end came. The funeral was
preached in the First Presbyterian Church, Nashville,
on a bitter cold day, to a large congregation. The

er

discourse was by Rev. J. H. McNeilly, D. I). Aft
reading from Psalm 71 he said: “We come to pa
tribute of honor and of tears to the memory of a noble
woman ‘nobly planned,’ whose life was one of the be-
neficent forces of this community.” The minister
ably portrayed her leading characteristics. She was a
woman of brilliant intellect and of wide culture. She
had great kindness of heart; her sympathies were
quick and her affections warm. She was a person of
the strongest purpose. She had exquisite tact, ever
ever possessing that innate, subtle sense of propriety
whereby she did the proper thing in the proper way
and at the right time. She was acutely conscientious,
and her life was a blessing to all who came in contact
with her. Days after the funeral there was a large
gathering of prominent people to do honor to her
memory.

Mr. .1. (). Allen, who was with Gen. Wheeler, and
was paroled at Charlotte. N. (‘.. May:’.. L865, took a
copy of his farewell address. It will be seen thai no
place is given. The implied “headquarters in the
saddle” may be substituted.

” Headquarters Cavalry Corps, April 29, 1865.

“Gallant Comrades — You have fought your last
fight, your task is done, liming a four years’ strug-
gle for liberty you have exhibited courage, fortitude,
devotion. You are the sole victors oi more than two
hundred sternly contested fields. You have partiei-
paticipated in more than a thousand conflicts of arms.
You are heroes, veterans, and patriots. The bones of
your comrades mark battle fields upon the soil of
Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, North and South Car-
olina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi. You have done
all that human exertion could accomplish. In bidding
you adieu 1 desire to tender thanks for your gallantry
m battle, your fortitude under suffering, and your de-
votion at all times to the holy cause you have done so
much to maintain. I desire also to express my grati-
tude for the kind feeling you have seen fit to extend
toward myself, and to invoke upon you the blessing
of our heavenly Father, to whom we must always look
for support in the hour of distress. Brethren in the
cause of freedom, comrades in arms, I bid you farewell.
“(Signed) Joseph Wheeler, Maj. Gen.

” W. F. Wails, Maj. and A. A. A. G.”

CONFEDERATE MONUNENT AT NASHVILLE, TENN.

The cut on cover page of the Nashville monument
is a good one. It is built of Vermont granite, and is
forty-five feet six inches high. The first base is six-
teen feet square; above it there are three gradations,
then the tall shaft surmounted by a private soldier of
collosal size. In bold letters on upper base are the
words, “Confederate Memorial.” It cost $10,500. The
other inscriptions are as follows:

Front — “This shaft honors the valor, devotion, and
sacrifice unto death of Confederate soldiers of Tennes-
see. The winds of heaven, kissing its sides, hymn an
everlasting requium in memory of the unreturning
brave.”

Rear — “Erected through the efforts of women of the
State in admiration of the chivalry of men who fought
in defense of home and fireside, and in their fall sealed
a title of unfading affection.”

Right — “In the magnanimous judgment of man-
kind, who gives up life under a sense of duty to a
public deemed just is a hero.”

Left — “The muster roll of our dauntless dead is
lost, and their dust dispersed on many fields. This
column sentinels each soldier grave as a shrine.

Confederate Bonds, Money and Postage Stamps.
— A little friend, in Princeton, New Jersey, writes re-
quest for Confederate postage stamps. It suggests a
feature that would be very interesting as to the pres-
ervation of Confederate treasures. Information as to
who have bonds, currency, and postage stamps would
be gratefully received. If any of our friends should
be inclined to divide these valueless treasures grateful
hands would receive them at this office.

CONFEDERATE VETERAN.

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AN ORDER THAT HOXORS THE AUTHOR.

The fraternal sentiment expressed in his note by
Gen. G. P. Thruston, who has resided in Tennessee
since the war, in sending the subscription to the Con-
federate Veteran, revives a memory that induces
this record. He was Chief of Staff to Rosecrans at the
time, and in order to protect the citizens as much as
possible he issued the following order to Generals
Philip H. Sheridan, .left’. (_’. Davis, and R. \V. John-
son, commanding divisions:

Headquarters 20th Army Corps,
Winchester, Tenn., .Inly 11, 1863.

General — Gen. McCook desires you to carry into
execution in your command the instructions con-
tained in the inclosed letter. While he appreciates
the condition in whi< h your tmops have been placed,
and the necessity of foraging upon the country for
supplies, he wishes every effort made to maintain dis-
cipline and protect private property from willful and
needless depredations.

The great majority of the people of this country
are disloyal, and’ he is willing to sec them deprived,
in a proper manner, of whatever is essential i” the
support and safety of the army, provided sufficient
subsistence is left, in all cases, to supply the present
necessity of families.

Disloyalty does not forfeit the rights of humanity,
which every true soldier will respect.

All forage, provisions, and animals required for the
use of the army must be taken and receipted for by
Regimental, Brigade, and Division Quartermasters.

All officers are authorized and directed to ;irrest
thieves, pillagers, and stragglers.

I am. General, very respectfully your obedient serv-
ant. (Signed) G. P. Thruston,

A. A. G. ami Chief of Stall.

THE CONFEDERATE HOME IN FLORIDA.

The Confederate Association of Florida lias pur-
chased the Italian villa known as the Whitney home-
Stead, two miles below Jacksonville on the beautiful
St. John’s River. The tract contains ten acres of
land, with orange and other fruit trees. On the river
front will he placed a commodious hath house, and
boats, etc, tor fishing, there being no better lishing
grounds in the State than immediately in this vicin-
ity. As soon as the improvements have been added
it will he ready for occupancy, and the old veterans of
Florida will have a home they may he proud of. It
is planned to have the formal opening at the time of
the reunion of the Florida Department United Con-
federate Veterans, March Kith.

Reunion ok United Confederate Veterans in

FLORIDA. — Mr. W. D. Matthews, of Jacksonville, writes
in good spirit of the next reunion of the Florida De-
partment of United Confederate Veterans, which is to
occur March Kith. Committees have been appointed,
and they expect to realize a greater success than they
did at the last one held in June, and it was “a sur-
prising success.” He adds, ” We expect a number of
people of national reputation to make addresses. We
have other attractions that will draw crowds from ad-
joining States.”

Death of Gen. Forrest’s Wipe. — The lovely wife
of Gen. N. Bedford Forrest died January 22d in Mem-
phis, where she had resided many years. She was
Miss Mary Ann Montgomery, ami was married Sep-
tember 25, 1855. After the General’s .death she de-
voted herself to the rearing of three grandchildren,
Mary. Bedford, and William, children of her only son,
whose mother died when they were quite small. Mrs.
Forrest was a cultured Christian lady, and was de-
votee! to the cause in which her husband was not only
a hero, but a wonderful man. He was as a whirlwind
in combatting the toe.

The two first visitors to the Veteran sanctum for
the special purpose of subscribing were Tennesseans,
each of whom gave his left arm to the Confederacy.
Both were lost in the Johnston-Sherman camiiai.un in
Georgia in 1864. due of them. Dr. W. J. McMurray,
was -hot many tunes in the war. He is not a pen-
sioner, hut has done much gratuitous service for the
Tennessee Soldiers’ Home and for the Tennessee In-
dustrial School, a most worthy charity. The other,
P. 1′. Pickard, made good crops plowing with hi- one

arm for a time succ lint’ the war. and then lie was

promoted to the important office of Comptroller for the

State Afterward he declined to he an applicant for

re election, and engaged in banking at his capital city.

They went to school together after Losing their arms.

In calling attention to the full-pane advertisement
of Messrs. (‘has. Thurm nn A- Co., who have ” the largest
clothing house in the South,” the interesting fact is
stated that when a movement was under way here at
Nashville to raise money for the Davis Monument in
Richmond, Gen. Thurman, a native Virginian, hut an
adopted Tennessean, bid along with prominent Con-
federates, one of whom was United State- Senator
Bate, for a souvenier spoon with < fen. Lee’s face upon
it, and he secured it for the handsome amount of
sixty dollars, and gave his check for it.

M essrs. West. Johnston A* Co., of Richmond, adver-
tise Greg’s United States History, etc., in the CONFED-
ERATE Veteran. The Richmond committee on teach-
ers and schools directed that eighteen copies of this
history he purchased for each of the public schools of
the city. The committee requested the superinten-
dent to call attention of teachers to that history, in
order that they might combat erroneous statements in
other histories.

( If the first clubs from Camps, West Point, Va., sends
21 ; Huntington, W. Va., sends 12, and Belton, Texas
sends 17. Jacksonville, Fla., sends 100.

Wanted. — To buy. immediately, Confederate Money, Con-
federate Stamps on original envelopes, old U. 8. Stamps older
than INT-, ami old Coins. Describe exactly what you have
got, and address, EDWAED S. .Ionks, Garland Avenue, Nash-
ville, Tenn. (11)

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No. 3. On May 1, lsis, the Confederal. ■ Congress adopted this Hag as tbe “National Flag” of the Confederate stales.

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S] i ; 1 1 club rates to the Press and to Camps 25 copies S10.

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Advertisements: One dollar per inch one time, or 810 a year, ex-
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year, one-fourth.

The flags printed on title page are courteously fur-
nished by Col. John P. Hickman. Secretary of the
Tennessee Division oi Confederate soldiers. He i
cured the official data from the records at Washington
and besides he wrote Mr. l>avis before his death and
the report was confirmed by him.

Till’: extracts from the diary of Alexander II.

Stephens, while Vice President id’ the ( ‘i in federate

States and in prison at Fori Warren near Boston,
which were promised in this issue, are held over for
subsequent issues.

Dr. .1. W, Morton, who made superb reputation as
the youngest artillery captain of the ( ‘on federate army,
has maintained for a long time a “Confederate Cor-
ner” in his agricultural paper, the Tennessa Farmer,
published at Nashville.

A GOOD lady teacher in Tennessee has added nicely

to the subscription list of this journal by giving copies

to the students, who are glad to subscribe, not for
study in school, but rather as a recreation from the fa-
tigue iif delving into text hooks. It seems a good
plan, and teachers generally may do cleverly by fol-
lowing the example of this patriotic lady.

The story of Gen. Sherman at Jackson, Miss., after
the evacuation by < len. Joseph E. Johnston, may seem
incredible, but is probably correct. The editor of the

CONFEDERATI VETERAN had experience that he pro-
poses to tell in the April number, which will be in-
teresting to people who would like to know how a
large army can steal away from the presence of an-
other without its movement being detected by thou-
sands of sentinels who look and listen in almost
breathless anxiety.

Several corrections have been submitted by com-
rades of errors in list of V . (‘. V. Camps, and not yet
made. Gen. John Boyd, of Kentucky, who gives
about one-fourth of his time to Confederate interests,
notes that the Camp at Georgetown is named for Geo.
W. Johnson, and at Versailles the Camp is named for
Abe. Buford, and not Alex, as printed. It is very
desirable to keep this list accurate, and friends noting
errors will be very kind to help in corrections. Special
request is made of the Camps in Arkansas to supply
the names of Commanders and Adjutants.

‘I’m: death ..f Gen. Pierre Gustave Toutonl Beaure-
gard, Last of tie- five generals named by the Confede-
rate Congressj and, with the single exception of Kirby
Smith, of Sewanee, Tenn., the last full general of the
Confederacy, has been announced. He had been very

ill hut had recovered, and a few hours prior to his

death appeared in unusuallj good spirits, dining with
his family, and afterward spending some time in his
library with his children and grandchildren. Shortly
afterward a nurse chanced to go the General’s room,
and was horrified to find him in the death struggle.
Before the family could reach the chamber he was
.had. An interesting sketch of him was giv< n in I he
February Veteran. A movement has been inaugu-
rated to secure the erection of a suitable monument to
his memory. The New Orleans Picayvme, of recenl

date, -ays it has receive. 1 from Col. Alex. R. Chisholm,
of New York City, a letter, under Feb. 23, inclosing a
.heck for $100, toward erecting the monument. He
writes: “I well know that your city will enct an ap-
propriate monument to him, hut 1 do not wish it to
be said of me that I waited for anyone to ask that of
me which love for that good man fores spontaneously
from my heart.”

Proceedings in honor of Gen. Beauregard had at va-
rious points in Texas, with a letter from his close per-
sonal friend, Gen. W. L. Cabell, were received too late
for this issue.

The leading editorial in this issue furnishes a topic
that will be discussed both South and North. Discus-
sion of the subject will do good. The paper on this
subject by Wm. M. Green will be criticised by some of
our good friends in his reference to the Indians. It
will he seen, however, that he refers to the Red Man
“as a roving savage,” therefore not including those
who are as good citizens as any of us. They were
loyal, faithful soldiers in the Southern army and who
were as good citizens as can be found among the
whites. Many of them have grown rich and are much
honored. No more loyal members of the United Con-
federate Veterans can be found than in both the In-
dian and Oklahoma Territories.

N \ s n v 1 1 . i . k is to have a rich treat April 7 and 8, in
amateur entertainment- for the Cheatham Bivouac.
The next Veteran may give the plan, if very suc-
cessful, as a model for other organizations.

(Jen. W. H. Jackson has appointed Frank A. Moses,
of Knoxville, Brigadier General in command of the
Eastern Division U. C. V. of Tennessee.

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5CSIBERS TO DA ITS MONl MEST.

In the January and Februaay issues as completes
list of subscriptions to the Davis Monument as could
be procured was published. This has been regarded a
most important service. In this issue only some new
ones have been published. It is expected, however,
t” republish in the next number the entire report of
receipts, and to provide for an accurate statement
monthly, so that all w In > are interested can know just
what is being done. This information will be request-
ed from the Monument Association.

The original purpose of this journal was to make
showing by the General Agent of all the monies that
came into his hands. It was not expected in the out-
set thai so cordial and enthusiastic regard would be
shown for the little journal as a periodical. It- editor
is as grateful as comrade can he to comrade, ami is
willing to live on “hard tack’ 1 again, if necessary,
in sustaining a peaceful brotherhood. Some frieuds
seem to regard the Veteran as complimentary. It is
h eap and is of such fine material that, in justice to
patrons, there can be no dead-heads.

The time for the March issue is later than was in-
tended, sine,- publication day is to be advanced grad-
ually to first week of the month. The acceptance of
the Confederate Veteran, the large number of
copies issued, ranging between five and six thousand
these first issui -. is doubtless the most remarkable in
the history of journalism. If our friends continue
their zeal it will soon have a prominence which will
amaze the business world. Energy and enthusiasm
are very desirable now. If comrades and friends
generally would do as Dr. Yandell in El Paso, Texas,
secure patronage from all available material, or like
Mr. W. I). Matthews, in Jacksonville, Fla., with a
population largely Northern, send over ninety, all at
lull rate, the world would be amazed. The South
would indeed still show solidity as a brotherhood.

John R. Deering, of St. Louis, has kindly sent a
copy of t’oiijt’ili rale An mils, published in his city Aug-
ust, 1883, by J. W. Cunningham. It is a well printed
pamphlet of \1 pages, Ixfi inches print. The price is
81.50 a year, three times the price of the Veteran,
while the size is only about two-thirds. Unhappily it
was short-lived. The foregoing facts suggest the
necessity of economic management and perpetual
zeal “ii the part of my friends. Greater zeal has not
been manifested, perhaps, than is apparent for the
VETERAN. As an illustration of my sentiment in
doing the best possible for comrades and for the cause,
I note publishing a reminiscence of my regiment, the
Forty-first Tennessee, some years ago and supplying it
gratuitously to comrades. I would not accept com-
pensation from any one of them. It contained 60
pages.

1 1,E ‘jar is often expressed thai material for the
{ ” v ‘-edkuatk Veteran will become exhausted, and
iliat it cannot lie made entertaining as it has started.
Veterans, don’t have anxiety on this subject. It would
take generations to cover the field. It is inexhaustible.

Calling at the office of Biscoe Hindman (whose ad-
vertisement of the New York Mutual Insurance Com-
pany is in this issue), 1 was attracted by a life-size
portrait of hi- father, Gen. Thos. C. Hindman, and
secured brief but thrilling data concerning his brill-
iant career and his intimacy with Pat Cleburne. The
son is commander of the Sons of Confederate Veterans
at Nashville, named in honor of Gen. Hindman.

The funeral of Alex. Bolton, at Nashville, recently,
was an event worthy of notice to all comrades. He
was a private soldier in the war and a policeman
inaily ever afterward. A plain, plodding man, whose
courage and devotion to duty made him a host of
friends. The occasion was remarkable in the state-
, nient that it is said to have been the largest funeral
ever seen in Nashville. He was a member of the
Cheatham Bivouac, ami there were about one hun-
dred and fifty members of it in the procession.

In the ”make up” of the first forms for this issue
there is an error in classification.. On page 88 the
“Monument of Army of Tennessee” is at New Or-
leans, as are those to the Washington Artillery, to R.
E. Lee, and also that other improperly headed as West
Virginia, which should be to Army of “Northern”
Virginia. The Richmond monuments have the same
unfortunate classification on the same page.

AT KLVX KLAN.

Although forgotten now, except at the sight of the
frightful name, the “Ku Klux Klan” was one of the
most extraordinary organizations in history. It went
out of life as it came into it, shrouded in deepest mys-
tery. Its members would not disclose its secrets;
others could not. The story was published in the
Century about ten years ago and it appeared at Nash-
ville in book form in L884. It is a small book, 11(>
pages, large print, at 50 cents. I have secured any
wanted of the few hundred left, at U> cents each.
Subscribers to the Confederate Veteran can have it
for that. Postage “> cents.

C. I>. Bell, Bell, Ky. : “We who engaged in the late
unpleasantness on the side that lost, wish the truth
should be told in regard to our actions and prove the
various persons who are writing the incidents of the
late war are true and tried veterans. Hoping to be
able to increase tin 1 subscription, I am one of the old
boys.”

Rev. W. A. Nelson. Aiken, S. C: “I had no idea of
seeing you again on the journalistic wave, but you are
there, and I believe you will make a success of it.
You have my hearty sympathy and prayers. But you
know you can always depend on me. This you have
found out from an experience of twenty-five years. I
send you my subscription and others.”

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INAVOVRA TION REVIXISt K.\< 7X

What a magnificent city is our National Capital!
The Capitol building, other public buildings for tin-
various departments, the White House and the Wash-
ington Monument deserve such surroundings as have
been constructed. The avenues, streets and circles are
fittingly constructed for the scores of monuments thai
have been erected. The equestrian statue of old
Hickory (similar to the one on Capitol Hill, Nashville,
and another in New Orleans 1 stands directly across
Pennsylvania avenue from the White House Aside
of that there are few other statues about the city com-
memorating the achievements of Southern men. True,
there is a superb figure of the Father of the Country
in front of the Capitol building, but nine-tenths, per-
haps, of the monuments were erected after the war and
in honor of heroes on the Union side.

But I have wandered. It is about inauguration
days that I began to write. It is a profound thing to
be made President of the United States, and when 1
saw the honor conferred upon Garfield I forgave < .rant

for wanting a third term. The Tenness lelegation,

composed of the Legislature ami others who had gone
to the inauguration, called in a body In the East
room, where receptions are held, there were present
.scores of otlieials and other favored friends, s.> there
was barely room to pass in line to where the President
stood that we might shake hands with him. There
was a dead si illness when my time arrived t” otlcr my
hand, and when I said “Mr. President!” a pleasant
sensation was created by the digression. He smiled
and others about him laughed outright.

When a like delegation of Tennesseans called on Mr.
Harrrison I was” of the party, numbering aboul 200,
ami the little man stood alone in the same large room,
mechanically shaking hands with the throng, not a
word being spoken. We were going at a l>risk rat..

and when extending my hand I said. “Mr. (‘ -,

your brother’s friend.” “I’m glad to sec you'” said
he. holding my hand longer than the rule: hut the
line hail its impetus, and 1 hurried on to regain my
place. The next fellow, a gawky countryman, said as
we emerged from the room,”] don’t believe he told

the truth. He said he was glad t<> sec inc.”

1 always felt a certain repugnance to the custom of
shaking hands with men in high position who cannot
possibly reciprocate the sentiment, and I once got out
of line to avoid shaking hands with Grover Cleveland,
although 1 regard him as the most admirable official
that has been President for generations.

Gen. Hancock was in Washington when (iarficld.
who defeated him for the Presidency, was inaugurated.
The Tennessee delegation honored itself by calling on
him at Willard’s Hotel. It was my fortune to have
charge of the three ladies of the party, and we were

last of all to enter. The delegation had gone in single
file toward the center of the large parlor. The gentle-
man making the introductions, near the door, did not
know me and so I had to introduce myself. A young
countryman preceded me. and on greeting him Gen.
Hancock said, “Tennesseans are tall men.” Stepping
promptly forward 1 said. ” Heres a small Tennessean,
General,” ami. giving my name, turned to the lad
introducing each as the daughter of so and so — all of
whom were well known in their day. The General
hail met tin’ senior of the ladies “years and years ago”
without knowing that she was the same lady. When

he realized that she was still Miss . he didn’t

“recollect how many years.” By the sudden change
in affairs it seemed to devolve upon me to -tart a
theme after the introductions, although I had not
thought of saying a word. Calling attention to his
remark about Tennesseans. he responded that in Mex-
ico he was a liated with Tennesseans and remem-
bered them a- tall men. Then a happy way of escape
Occurred through my asking if he remembered tin
Subsequent to that in Mexico, when Tennesseans were
tall men. Hi- special distinction at Gettysburg is ab-
ated with the hotly contested struggle between his
men ami Tennesseans

Afterward 1 sent him ;i prospectus of a little pe-
riodical stalled as an “exponent of Southern senti-
ment in New York,” along with an article beaded “A
tall Tennessean.” To my surprise he wrote me a very
kind letter ami afterward sent a subscription for the
publication.

After the General’s death Mrs. Hancock did me the
great compliment to -end me ;i copy of her bonk, the
Reminiscences <>i his life. No other book so distinct-
ively illustrates that we are “one people” as does this.
It deserves a place in Southern homes. With tic
hope of a review by and by, I quote a few paragraphs.
She pays exquisite tribute to the wife of the then Sei –
retary of War, Jefferson Davis, saying: “She was en-
dowed with many remarkable qualities that made her
eminently fitted for a presiding genius, and her enter-
tainments brought together the most cultivated class
of Washington Bociety.” Mrs. Joe Johnston was “an-
other shining light in that great capital.” * * *
She writes of Lee : “How well I remember Gen. Robert
E. Lee. then a Major, who was stationed there at that
time. He was the beau ideal of a soldier and a gentle-
man. When bidding us ‘good by’ and ‘God speed’
upon the eve of our departure he said to me: I under
stand that you contemplate deserting your post, which
is by your husband’s side, and that you are not going
to California with him. If you will pardon me I
should like to give you a little advice. You must not
think of doing this. As one considerably older than
Hancock, and having had greater experience, I con-
sider it fatal to the happiness of young married people,
upon small provocation, to live apart, either for a short

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or long time. The result is invariable that they cease
to I”- essential t” each other. Now. promise me that
you will not permit him to sail without you.’ The
sequel shows how Faithfully I Bought to follow ili;»t
noble man’s admonition, and how often in my varied
experience 1 had occasion to transmit to others Ins
disinterested truthful convictions.”

STORY FROM THE HANKS.

hi;. II. W. .t/l.v.vov. OF ROCKWALL, TEXAS, TELLS A
THRILLING STORY.

It was the 2d day of April, 1865. 1 was acting Ser-
geant Major in Capt. Dale- Battalion of Sharpshooters,
near Petersburg, Va. I bad sat up nearly all the night
before playing chess with a red-headed Captain of the
First Tennessee. A Little before day, firing was heard
on the picket line, and the sharpshooters under Dale,
Harris and Beaumont were ordered to the front. After
going to the place where the picket line should have
been, it was found that the enemy had broken it and
that also, by a ilauk movement, they had broken the
main line between our position on that line and Peters-
burg. There was nothing left for us to do hut to make
our way hack to the breastworks and rejoin the brigade
i Archer’s) as quickly and as safely as possible. It was
no very easy thing to do under the circumstances, as
any body of men coming from the direction in which
the soldiers thought the enemy were, would surely be
fired on without stopping to ask any questions. But
each minute was worth a million of dollars. If we re-
mained a little longer the whole command would be
surrounded and captured. Besides, our brigade needed
our help. The writer was ordered to double-quick to
the main line, take the chances of being shot by our
own men, pass rapidly down on top of the breastworks,
causing our men to hold their fire until (‘apt. Day
could oblique his shapshooters into the main line or
he breastworks.

After a hard run and escaping a number of bullets
sent to meet us by the men in the works, the line
was gained, and the sharpshooters were safely over the
works, with but few wounded. We were not a mo-
ment two soon. The enemy had broken through and
was reaching out in the rear, but when they struck our
part of the line the old brigade, with a yell and a
charge, retook some of the works in a regular devils’
picnic.

While engaged in this movement, a tall, angular
Federal, standing on the works more exposed to the
fire than anyone, brought his gun to hear on my face
at a point blank range of less than forty steps. A
dodge behind a corner of a rude log hut built for win-
ter quarters saved my life, for at that moment the bark
spattered in my face as the ball grazed the log. With
a prayer for the soul of the bravest Yankee I ever saw
my trusty Sliarpe’s rifle was aimed at the tall man’s
breast, and at the crack of the gun he fell from the
earth-works.

About this time Capt. Arch Norris ordered me to
rally the sharpshooters and try to check the column
on our left. At the rally call a handfull of seven re-
sponded — seven men that would try anything — and
they charged that column. Some were killed and
others wounded. At the first volley I tumbled to the
ground with a broken leg. I had hardly touched the

ground when John llarlin. of Wilson county, Tenn.,
Jim 1 learn, Coles, and another man, name forgot-
ten, had me on a stretcher and were trying their best
to get mi to the real-. By this time the line was broken

and the enemy had it all their own way.

They soon sent their bullets so thick around and
into the litter-bearing party that the men were toned

to have me to my fate. Another minute found me in
the hands of the advance skirmishers, and they pro-
ceeded to relieve me of my watch and money; hut a
big, red-faced, thick-set Major made his way to me,

and. alter a friendly grasp of the hand, he hail my val-
uable- returned and four of his men detailed to take
me hack to the field hospital, and by no means to
leave me until I was safely in charge of a certain sur-
geon, a Mason and the Major’s friend. On the way
hack Jesse Cage, of Nashville, was picked up, with his
leg broken, and placed in the same ambulance. About
1 o’clock that evening, as the wounded men lay on a
bed of straw in a huge hospital tent. Cage was carried

out under the trees and, as the tent Sap was thrown

hack, I could see him under the influence of chloro-
form while the surgeons took his leg oil’. He was soon
brought back to his straw bed, and with a shudder 1
heard the litter-hearers say, “Your time next.” I was
placed on the table, chloroform was administered and,
when I awoke from slumber, my dancing days were
over and 1 was a hopeless cripple for life.

Two days after the above I saw the man I had fired
at on the breastworks walk into the tent, but, to my
astonishment, he was shot in the back part of bis jaw.
falling him to my bed, 1 found that he was the same
man, and his wounds were explained by himself thus:
“I shot at a feller at the corner of a cabin, and missed
him, when he shot me in the breast here,” pulling
open his shirt, “the hall hitting in front on the collar-
bone and knocking me oil’ the works. Some of our
own cowardly fellows shot me in the jaw after I got
up.” I explained that I was the “feller that drew a
bead” on him, an i explained that the want of force
in the ball was due to the inferior cartridges used.

These two soldiers ended their war here. The one
that walked waited on the one that couldn’t walk, and
they two who had shot at each other would have risked
their lives each in the other’s defense. I cannot now
remember this brave man’s name. He belonged to a
Pennsylvania regiment. The acquaintance lasted
only three days, hut that was long enough for God
to teach two erring mortals that brave men bore no
malice, and, as they grasped each other’s hand for a
final separation, they each breathed a sigh of thank-
fulness that ” I didn’t kill you.”

Reader, please pardon the apparent egotism. We
can only write what came under our immediate ob-
servation. The death and wounding of great men,
the victory and defeat of armies, have been and will
be told by a thousand pens, but there are none to tell
these little incidents except the actors themselves.

[Lampassas, Tex., Leader.]

It is devoted to the interests of the Confederate vet-
erans, and urges strongly the erection of the Davis
Monument. The papers it contains are well written,
and it is beautifully printed and altogether gotten up
in an attractive manner. Price 50 cents. Judge D. C.
Thomas will take your subscriptions for the journal,
if you desire, and will furnish you sample copies of
the same.

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69

BUILD THE DAVIS MOUMKNT.

THE SOUTHERN PEOPLE TO UNITE IN THE WORTHY UN-
DERTAKING.

The committee appointed by Gen. J. B. Gordon,
of Georgia, Commander of the United Confederate
Veterans, of one from each State, met in Richmond,
Sept. 17. by direction oi its chairman, Gen. W. L.
Cabell, of Texas, to consider the location, cost of con-
struction, plans, etc., for the Davis Memorial. The
Richmond Association participated in the proceedings.

The general purposes were set forth by the chairman
in a series nt resolutions. They were thai ”as Rich-
mond was the capital of the 1 lonfederacy, and lias been
selected by Mrs. Jefferson Davis as the burial place of
her husband, it is regarded the most appropriate place
for the erection of a monument to his rriBmory, Tin-
United Confederate Veterans will co-operate with the
Davis Monument Association of Richmond and the
Southern Press Association in its efforts to erect the
same.” Also that State organizations be formed, and
” that the chairman appoint for each Southern State
and for tin’ Indian and Oklahoma Territories a sub-
committee of live members, each of which shall have
within its territory the entire control and supervision
of all matters pertaining to this sacred object, includ-
ing the collection of funds by popular subscription,
and shall have authority to name a suitable and r<
sponsible person as treasurer, to receive the same and
forward quarterly to the treasurer of the Richmond
Associal ii m.”

Gen. Cabell has made the following appointments,
selecting from Veteran Associations:

Virginia Hen Thomas A Brander, Chairman; Hon J Taylor Elly-
son, Col Peyton Wise, Hon George L Christian, Richmond; Ma] W I
Sut herlin, Danville.

Tennessee >S A Cunningham, Chairman, Nashville; Col CWFra-
aer, Memphis; Uen J F Shtpp, Chattanooga; Gen Prank \ Moses,
Know llli’.

Indian Tekkitoky — Gen NP Guy, Chairman, McAlester: Gen John
L Hall. Hon 11 W Carter, Ardmore; Col R B Coleman, Mc Vlesti r; Gen
I) M Haley, Krebs.

Arkansas Uen Ben T DuvaltChalrman, Fori Rmitb: Senator Jas
Berry, Ben ton ville; Col Jordan El ravens, Clarksville; Ma] \ S Cab*
ell. Fort smith; Urn Anderson Uordon, Morrillton.

Kentucky— Gen John Boyd, ‘ nairman, Lexington; Gen Bazit
Duke, Louisville; Hon W c p Breckinridge, Lexington; Gen w V
Ferry, Bowling Green; Ex-Gov 8 B Buckner, Louisville

Georgia Gen P M B Young, Chairrasn, Carter6vl lie; Gtn W ] i it
himn. Atlanta; Capt A P Roberts, Dalton; DrJ William Jones, Gen
Clemant A Evans, Atlantai

\i \i;\m\ Gen J ‘J Holtzclaw, Chairman, Montgomery; GenFS
Ferguson, Birmingham ; Cant George II Cole, Eutaw; Gen Joseph
Wheeler, Wheeler; Josi ph F Johnston, Birmingham.

Florida GenJ .1 Dlckison, Chairman, >jcala; Col FredLRobert-
son, Brooksville; Gov F P Fleming Jackson vilh . Gen George Reese,
Pensacola; Gen S C French, Grlando.

Soi ru Carolina -Gen Ellison Capers. Chairman, Gen Wade
Hampton, Columbia; Gen John Bratton, Winnsboro; Gen Stanley S
Crittenden, Grei nvllle; Capl H II Teague, liken.

North Caroi.in a Geo V. D Hall, Chairman, Wilmington; Gen R
F Hoke, Raleigh; Hon Rufus Barn nger, Charlotte; Hon Matt WRan-
soim. Gratsburg; M O Sberrill, Newton.

Mississippi Gen Stephen D Lee, Chairman, Starkville; Gov .1 M
Stone, Ex-Gov Robert Lowery, Jackson; Col C C Flowerree, Vicks-
burg; Lieut Fred J V Let and, Natchez.

Division ok the Northwes] Gen J < I nderwood, Chairman, Col
Samuel Baker, Maj F H Southma.vd, Maj Jere S White, Col R Lee
Fra i i thicagi >.

l.ocisiwv Gen John Glynn, chairman; Gen .1 A Chalaron, Gen
L .lastremski. Brig Gen Charles A Harris, Lol W R Lyman, New Or-
leans.

Missouri— Gen I harles C Rainwater, Chairman, Si Louis; Capt Jos
W Mercer, Kansas i it\ ; rapt Henry Guiber, Col Darwin Marma-
dukf. Col w P Barlow, St Louis.

Maryland— Gen George H Stewart, Chairman. Baltimore. Gen
Stewart to appoint four associates.

i iklahoma TERRITORY— Gen Samuel T Leavy, Chairman, Norman.
(o’ii l.r:i\\ to appoint lour associali s.

There has been lack of active co-operation on the
pari of some of the foregoing committees, lien. W.
11. Jackson, Chairman for Tennessee, being unable to
serve, S. A. Cunningham was put in his place, lien.
John Boyd, the Kentucky Chairman, although full of
zeal, has been unable to serve. The same is true of

Gen. Rainwater, of Missouri, and Gen. Capers, of South
Carolina.

Gens. Hiekison.of Florida, Hall, of North Carolina.
and Lee, of Mississippi, have been zealous from the
start, and will doubtless make good showings in their
report. Texas is not in the above list, but the “Lone
Star” is sure to shine brightly in the exhibit.

Brow nsville — [Haywood County’s Contribution]
— The undersigned committee collected amounts from
the following named persons, to be applied toward the
election of the proposed monument in honor of the
late Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States
of America. It was deposited in the Haywood County
Bank, to the credit of Green & Taylor, editors of the
States-Democrat, agents for the fund: hi’A 1! Haywood.

Glasgow Hayw 1. Mi– Carrie Tipping, Miss Anebel

Moore. Miss Cora Sevier, J. K. Cause. MrsR 11 Ander-
son, W A Roberts, Henry ■’ Livingston, Jr., MissGen-
i \ ieve Livingston, Mrs Laura A Livingston. Miss Lucy
C Livingston, Miss Nettie Jordon Livingston, Rev W
L Dabney, -I E Carter. Prof T \V Crowder, K E Walk-
er, Isaac H Read, Ii M Bradford, T A Tripp, Read Hay-

w I, J B Phillips, Sr., J B Phillips, Jr., Miss Lillian

Phillips. Miss Edna Phillips, (‘heps Bedford, 1. 11 Bo
rum, W II Haywood, Dr J G Haywood,Jr., Hold Hay-
wood, Mi-s Sadie C Cray. VV RHolbrook, Miss Mary
s Livingston, Rosa Gibson Livingston, Miss Helen
mil Livingston, Howell T Livingston. Henrj
I ic Livingston, Miss Rosa V Gibson, Miss Mat tie Dab-
ney, Capt R S Russell, Maj L A Thomas, Dr J S Pat-
ton, John P McLeod, Mann Wills. W E Capell, Emil
Tamm, G II Moorer, DrJ G Haywood. Sr , John R
Green, Ursula Green, Mattii C Green, Susan K G
J 1) Green, all gave 81 each: Maj W K Bennett,

deceased, T -I Moses, deceased, $1 ‘. :h; Prof E S

Tii In nor. John W Herring, -I W E Moore, W W Rut-
ledge. A F Yancey, $2 cad,: T W King, Major .1 A
Wilder, P B Anderson. Lev John Williams, (‘apt A 1>
Bright, $2 50 each ; W I. Anthony, S3; P R Winston,
Lawrence W Livingston, deceased, Maj W J Somervell,
deceased, John C Duckworth..! A Brewer, Dr John R
Allen. Frank 1’ Bond, Mrs Ella McLeskey, R H An-
i. ( ‘id Thomas Smith, Chancellor H.l Livingston.
Mrs II .1 Livingston, Capl Alexander Duckworth, C A
Moorer. W T Bullefin, Col Benj .1 Lea, Samuel Kille-
brew,$5each Hay wood County Bank, $11.70. Total,
8186.10. The excess over list as printed comes through
smaller subscriptions than SI.

The committee adopted the following; That the
above named amount he kept in the Ha\ wood ( lounty
Hank until there is a permanent organization formed
for the purpose of having the Jefferson Davis Monu-
ment erected. That any person desiring to contribute
to the fund leave their contributions with the Hay-
wood County Lank, which contributions will be
promptly reported by the committee. All of which is
respectfully submitted. W. A. Dabney, Chairman.

R. H. Anderson, Secretary.
J. W. E. M ,i .

March 19, I s ‘ 111 Alex. Duckworth, Com.

Brownsville, Tenn., Feb. 17, 1893.
Editor of Confederate Veteban: Hear Sir — The
undersigned committee has this day remitted to John
S. Ellett, Treasurer of the Jefferson Davis Monument
Association, Richmond, Va., the sum of $186.10, being
the amount contributed by our citizens as shown by
the inclosed copy of the report of the committee, that

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is, $17440 and SI 1.70 contributed by said bank. We
Bend you the report, with tin- names of the contribu-
tors, thai you may copy the Bame. We would have
made this remittance sooner, bul bad much trouble In
rinding the report of the committee, and wanted to
Bend along the names with the contribution. Green
& Taylor, editors oi the Sales-Democrat, began the sub-
scription, and at their suggestion a meeting was held
here in February, 1890, at which most of the fund was
subscribed. The meeting was presided over by Col.
Thomas Smith, and was a large and representative
gathering of the people of the county. Respectfully,
Alex. Duckworth, J. W. E. Moore, John R.Green, R.
II. Anderson, Secretary.

Col. D. A. Campbell, Vicksburg, Miss.: Your correc-
tion in February’s Confederate Veteean changing
our contribution to the Davis Monument Fund from
Tennessee to Mississippi is appreciated. You know-
it was from here this great and grand man began his
military and political Life, and we cherish the wann-
est affection for his memory. Kindly make a further
correction, bo all the honors may fall where they justly
and deservedly belong. The amount does not come
from myCamp, but from our people, and was raised
by three genuine Confederate women, one of them a
wife and two of them daughters of rebel soldiers.
These patriotic ladies are Mrs. James Welch, Mrs.
Thomas Preston, and Mrs. Horace Marshall. The
honor and praise is all theirs. These, with other noble
women of our town, have in hand and almost paid for
a $1,500 Confederate Monument, ready to be placed
among the dead hoys as -non as warmer and more set-
tle. 1 weather comes. The capital figure is a veritable
Confederate soldier, and comes from Italy. We like
your paper, and will forward practical evidence as soon
as we get together.

Robert Young. Eatonton, Ga. : “1 have sent $64.85,
contributed by the people of Putnam county. Ga. (this
county i, to the the 1 (avis Monument Fund. The same
was collected in June, 1891, and has lain in bank ever
since until the 25th of .January, when I sent it to our
State Treasurer of the Fund, Col. W. L. Calhoun. The
following is the list of names of those who contributed
SI or m. .re: ,\ (i Mosely, $5; E B Ezell, $2.50; Alf
Davis. c.M Davis, $2 each ; Robert Youm.”, W M Re-
gan, T G Greene, Irhv T Kirkpatrick, B W Hunt, R
B Nisbet, 1> B Nisbet, N S Reid, W F Senkins, E M
Brown, Jos S Turner, C D Leonard, J M Robertson,
J G Collinsworth, W I- Turner, E H Reese, L C Slade,
II A Jenkins, Mr and Mrs T A Scales, Thomas (I Law-
son, B W Adams, $1 each. The balance was in smaller
contributions.”

Miss Je.innie I!. Crommelin, Montgomery, Ala.:
” Last summer I sent you $143.85 for the Jefferson I »a-
vis Monument in Richmond, Va., explaining in the

letter that the amount was the proc Is of an enter-
tainment given by the Ladies’ Memorial Association.
This Association is building a monument here on
Capitol Hill to the Confederate dead of Alabama,
which will cosi $45,000, and none of that money can
be diverted from tin- purpose for which it was raised,
therefore a special effort was made to raise the $1 13 85
with the above result.”

.1. W. Simmons, who served in the Twentv-seventli
Mississippi Regiment, hut now at Mexia, Tex.: “It
appears to me that $250,000 is a very small amount for
the monument, considering the cause and that it is the

last opportunity that the people of the South will ever
have t” act in concert to slew their united devotion t.»
the cause and Leader they loved so well.”

Dr. II. W. Manson, Rockwell, Tex.: “Atacalled
meeting of Rockwell Camp. Confederate Volunteers,
Saturday. Jan, 21 . I was appointed a committee of one
to raise, in -mall sums from each old soldier only, the
sum ..I spi. and send it to you for the Davis .Monu-
ment.”

• apt. .1. T. Wilson, (amp Mildred l.ee, Sherman.
Tex.: “I notice that tic remains of Mr. Davis are to
be taken to Richmond for burial May 30. It seems to
me that it would he more appropriate to wait until
the monument is completed and have it unveiled and
Mr. 1 >avis buried during a reunion of the United I on-
federate Volunteers.”

Judge W. H. Jewell, Commander of Camp 54, United
Confederate Volunteers, Orlando, Fla.: “lam in receipt

of the second number of the CONFEDERATE VETERAN.
and find it full of good things. 1 send you a list of
subscribers and will send more.

” I regret to see that in the list of contributions to
the Davis Fund Orlando is still left out and we must
continue to lie under the reproach of indifference to
this worthy and sacred cause, although we have sent
to Capt. John Weber, Charleston, $100 fortius cause.
Can’t you give us the credit we are entitled to?”

.1. \V. Simmons. Mexia, Tex.: “Inclosed you will
programme and newspaper clippings of a Confederate

concert we had here for the benefit of the Jefferson
Davis Monument Fund, which netted $!)7.40, and will
lie remitted through the Trans-Mississippi Depart-
ment.

Col. W. A. Smoot, Commander II. F. Fee Camp,
Alexandria, Va. : ” The committee of our Camp turned
in to me to-day $3>S. 25, which I send to John S. Fllett,
Treasurer, Richmond. Va., to be placed to the credit
of the Jefferson Davis Monument Fund. We will have
more later. This has been a hard winter on our Camp.”

Dr. W. M. Yandell, El Paso, Tex.: “Cook, of Belton,
strikes the key-note to success in the monument affair.
Money was subscribed here for the fund, hut nobody

knows anything about the amount on hand or any-
thing about the status of the fund. Let us have an
explanation in full in the VETERAN, and I shall then
see that El l’aso is given a chance to put up again.”

In the remittance of $110 for the Monument from
Capt. W. G. Loyd, of Lewisburg, $85 is from the people
of that town and Marshall county and $25 is from the
Dihrell Bivouac.

Bolivab — The list of contributors to the Davis Mon-
ument at bolivar. Tcnn.. has not heretofore been pub-
lished according to the rule of naming all amounts in
excess of $1. Here is a line record: James Fentress,
$20; Austin Miller, W. C. Doriop, R. H. Wood, W. W.
Farley, J. C Savage, T. E. Moon-. Kahn Bros, and A.
T. McNeal, $10 each ; P. W. Austin and W. T. Ander-
son, $5 each; D. E. Durrett, $2.50.

Dr. R. G. Slaughter, Winchester, Tcnn., remits, as
proceeds from a young ladies’ concert, Jan. 25, 1890,
$2ti; for Joe G. Estill, now at Yale College, $2.50, and
A. D. (‘order, Sewanee, $1.

Gloucester, Va., has a very pretty monument erected
by private subscription to her fallen heroes. 1 write
for and send you pamphlet of same.

CONFEDERATE VETERAN.

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A DELIGHTFUL ENTERTAINMENT IN TEXAS.

A benefit for the Davis Monument Fund, given re-
cently at Mexia, Tex., under the management of Col.
J. W. Simmons and S. II. Kelly, was a success in ev-
ery particular.

The overture by Misses Laura Rogers and Jassie
Gibbs nil the piano, assisted by Messrs. T. (‘. Becker
and R. Sanders with violins, was a rare treat.

The rendition of “Tenting To-nigh1 mi the Old
Camp Ground,” by the quartette composed of J. M.
Long and wife. Mi– ( ha Waller and I’. I.. Sheeks, was
excellent.

Mr. Hugh Everett gave a declamal ion entitled ” The
Poet Priest,” a strikingly appropriate selei t ion. There
is no personage thai adds more dignity and elegance
to the Southland than does Father Ryan.

“Origin of the Confederate Flag,” a solo by Miss
Waller, quite captured the audience and was followed
by a continuous encore.

Mrs. Henry Kamsler, gave a minute, interesting
and vivid biography of Jefferson Davis.

The quartette responded to applause and treated the
audience to “My Maryland.” and Mrs. R. 1′.. Harris
gave a recitation, “The Blue an. I the 1 rray.”

The “Explanation oftbeRebel Yell,” by II. I.. Hall,
was received with much interest by both old and
young. _ ‘ .

[n “After the War,” Mr. Hickman appeared in the
role of tin 1 Southern planter with dignity and bearing,
illustrating the consideration and ‘generous spiril oi
the typical Southerner to great advanta

The Mexia Ledger gave an interesting account of the
entertainment.

COSFEDKRATK ASSOCIATION IS MARYLAND.

Col. W. II. Pope, Superintendent Maryland Line
Confederate Soldiers’ Home, at Pikeville, sends with
subscriptions t<> the Confederate Veteran a list of

the Confederate organizations in Maryland. The
names are a- follows:

1. Society of the Army and Navy of the Confeder-
ate States in Maryland, numbering 1,100 members.

‘J. Association of the Maryland Line, numbering
600 members.

3. Beneficial Association of the Maryland Lin< .
numbering .”>in* members.

4. Murray Association, 50 members.

5. Company A first Maryland Calvary. 30 mem-
bers.

6. Company C First Maryland Calvary. 50 mem-
bers.

7. Alexander Young Camp Confederate Veterans of
Frederick County. Md.. 1(H) members.

8. Baltimore Fight Artillcn Association, or Second
Maryland Artillery, 60 members.

‘.•. Montgomery County Camp Confederate Veterans,
Iik) members.

He notes extensive improvements in the Home,
and adds: “It is the finest Home in the country. We
have at present a membership of eighty-five upon the
roster, hut hail only six when the Home was formally
.opened.”

C. H. Bailey, Clarksville, Tenn.: “I read with great
interest the February number, and will call the atten-
tion of the Bivouac at the March meeting to it, and
have no doubt will secure you a good many subscribers.

The above monument to Senator Benjamin H. Hill,
of Georgia, is a tine likeness of the distinguished gen-
tleman who was both a Confederate and a United
States Senator. It was erected in the acute angle con-
necting Peachtreeand West Peachtree streets, Atlanta,
Ga., hut was subsequently moved into the newcapitol
building.

Lifk ok Senator Benjamin H. Hill.— Agents wanted every-
where for “The Life. Speeches, and Writings of Senator Ben-
jamin H. Hill.” Special inducements to young men and
women who desire to make money to complete their educa-
tions, and to all who desire to attend the several Business and
Medical Schools and the Law School of this city. Address,

3-4 T. H. P. Bloodwobth, Atlanta, Ga,

C< >N FEDERATE VETERAN.

72

Bi % T. Duval, of Fort Smith, is zealous for
the monument cause. Hi expressed his intention to
call his committee together some time sinci and to
adopt measures for raising fund-. H< says:

■■ I have organized since last March twelve Camps,
and there are others in process of organization. 1
have not been able to give any personal attention to
it and for the last tu lis have had to perform

all the duties of the Adjutant myself, inasmuch as
my Adjutant was actively engaged as Deputy Sheriff.
I give this information because you are generally ui-
in the progress of the- organization ol < amps,
and hope in time to be able to give yousomething in
, nee to the Monument Association.

ebui

S. (‘.. whil.

John A. Hamilton, of Orang
si nding his subscripl ion, asks :

“Did Stonewall .lark-..,, fighl al ‘Cold Harbor?’
1 think the article about him says so.”

This inquiry was submitted to Dr. J. Win. Jones at
Atlanta, who stati – :

■• I,, reply to your favor of March 1, 1 will say thai
of course Stonewall Jackson did fight at ‘Cold Harbor,
or ‘Gaines’ Mill’ (for the two names are only applied
to different parts 0} th saim battlefield) on the 27th oi
June, L862. You know he had just completed his
famous Valley Campaign, and, by Gen. Lee’s orders,
eluded the Federals, made his famous march to the
Chickahominv, and had the Federal forces fortifying
at Strausburg’against an expected attack from him at
the very time he was thundering on McClellands
Hank before Richmond. 1 am positive oi the fact be-
cause my own regiment, the famous old Thirteenth
Virginia, carried into that battle 306 men, and lost
175 in kilhd and wounded, one of whom was my own
brother.” Dr. Jones adds:

“1 want also, as soon as I can, to write you some-
thing on the monuments in Lexington, Va., especially
Valentine’s recumbent figure of Lee, which is, in my
judgment, the finest work of art on this continent.
At the Last meeting of the Fulton County Confederat*
Veteran’s Association I brought up the matter oi the
Vi iikw and urged the members to subscribe. Our
Secretary, Maj. Edwards, agreed to take and forward
to vou subscriptions, and we secured about ten thai

night, though it was an im

lenient evening and there

was only a small attendance. I shall mention the
matter again at our next meeting, and hope to in-
crease the list.”

[El Paso, Tex.. Tim’ •

No man is more devoted to the work in hand, and

1 has a \\ ider personal acquaintance with which

to work.

Messrs. E. 11. Roberts and Samui 1 G. Webb, Accountants
and Collectors, Baxter Building, Cnion Street, Nashville,
Temi., an- efficient, pr pt, and reliable. Parties at a dis-
tance who, having business in their line at Nashville, are com-
mended to Roberts & Webb.

Wanted.— A few good traveling salesmen, who are capable
of selling school specialties ami supplies to school hoards and

trustees, nur j»ooi1h are something needed in every school.
Territory “pen all Over the South. Live men can make $1,500
to $2,500 per year in selling our goods. Address,

F. H. Stick i.kv, < ieneral Manager,
Nos. 75 ami 76 Baxter Court, Nashville, Tenn.

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‘I’m- htter of Daniel Webster to the father of Gen.
R. E. Lee, “Light Horse Harry,” is the property of
Miss Mason Lee French, of Gallatin, Tenn. Her
mother, who was a Miss Koscis, is a descendant of the
Lee family, and this valued letter is one of their
treasured ndics. The repetition of -you” is at the
turn of a page. Yes, in 1846, Webster made speeches
on the tariff and was glad his distinguished country-
man was pleased enough to request copies. Moreover,,
he desired to make his ” personal acquaintance.”

CONFEDERATE VETERAN.

73

THE ANTE-BELLAM SOUTHERN’ WOMAN.

DESCRIPTION OF HER LIFE, BY .MISS WINHIE DA Vis.
■■ DAUGTHER OF THE CONFEDERACY.-

Since the day of exploded ideals has arrived, when
William Tell and < Jeorge Washington’s little hatchet-
yea, even the all-pervading Puritan who dominated
ourschool histories — one and all have been dethroned
from their sure scats, it seems as it’ the traditional
Southern woman of the old plantation life might be
allowed to descend from the cross where she has hern
nailed for generations.

This graceful bul lackadaisiacal effigy of the imagin-
ary “Southern Princess” who alternately lolled in a
hammock in slothful self-indulgence, or arose in her
wrath to scourge her helpless dependents, is the crea-
tion which our neighbors have been pleased to call
the ” typical Southern v\ oman

How different was the real housemistress who. on
the greal river properties, before the war. ruled the
destinies of her family with gentle and wise sway. To
us wdio know her in her old aire it seems inexplicable
that her place has been so long usurped by the figure
fash toned by a hostile sculptor.

What a blessing this woman is to the ” New South,”
the South of struggles and poverty even the bitl
of her detractors must acknowledge, now thai the
clouds and smoke of battle begin to clear away and
under the sun of peace reveal her true self.

What she was in the larger and more complicated
sphere of her old life is known only to those who took
part in it. or to the younger generation who feel the
beneficent influence of her character Had the women
of the plantations b< en the lazy drones of the popular
fancy, dreaming away their aimless lives in an atmo-
sphere heavy with the odors of yellow jasmine, mag-
nolias and roses, she would have been vanquished by
the conditions over which she has been victorious.

When war, pestilence, famine settled on her country
the Southern woman, armed cap-a-pie with her hered-
ity of good housewifery, self-control and patience,
sprung uncomplaining and cheerful to her place, and
vanquished her difficulties with a manly vigor and a
womanly grace, the memory of which is very precioqs
and sweet savored to those with whom she dwelt.

OLD-FASHIONED VIRTUES AND TASTE.

She probably did no1 understand the higher math-
ematics, but her arithmetic sufficed for household ac-
counts and to gauge her expenses

Her family practice in the hospital of her plantation
made her the best of nurses.

Although her ideas >’\’ modern philosophy may have
been of the vaguest, gentle and sincere piety breathed
thrdUgh all her arduous life, ami made of her the hot
model for the half-ei vili/ed souls intrusted to her care,
and also exerted refining influence over the men of
her family.

If among the Hebrews each man was a priest to his
own family, among our people every woman officiated
as priestess in the isolated corner where she dwell with
the man toward whom “duty was pleasure and love
was law.” to whom “for better or worse” until death
should them part. With her whole heart she gave ber
best energies to his service. It was her mission to
counsel and comfort the weak-hearted and succor all
those who were desolate and distressed, were they of
her own or of the subject race. She was the media-

trix, the teacher, and. in short the mother 6f her peo-
ple; and to her. if to anyone, the negro owes his pres-
ent civilization and moral culture.

The prejudices of her male relatives were arrayed
against publicity of any kind for her — even the hom-
age due to her virtues seemed an invasion of the sanc-
tity of home. Thus tin 1 record of her deeds has Keen

suppressed, and she blossomed, bore noble fruit, and

faded behind a screen so thick that it ha- obscured to
the outside world the gracious lines of her personality,
and ber works alone praised her “in tin gates,” but
her children now rise up and call her blessed.

HOW TIM; sol illl i;\ WOMAN WAS M:\i\M’

I’ii understand the so-called ” New South.” it i- nec-
essary to comprehend tin- actual duty of her mothers
and the social relations which’ brought forth a ra
people honorable, kindly, faithful and recklessly
brave, yet adaptable in the highest degi

These positive virtues are not generally associated
with adaptability to new conditions, yet the Southern
people in their hitter experience of defeat have given
ence of tin- power in its full significant e

The men and women of our country had. during the
slave-holding period, fulfilled so many varying and
incongruous duties to their slaves that they were in a
are fitted for any labor. The first lesson thai a
litt le Southern girl learned, in preparation of her du-
ties a- mistress of a plantation, was In ation,
usually developing into a warm friendship, with the
maid of her own age, who was generally given by the
mother of the negro to ” he some sarvice to little nois-
sie,” a sort of counterpart to the “body servant ” whom
the recent dialect stories have made so familiar to our
non-slaveholding neighbors. Although the peculiar

relations of things made this intimacy less
tween master and man, the love which began in their
early youth ripened generally into a hearty affection
which usually was lifelong, beginning, as it did, with
their childish games in the negro quarter.

THE NEGRO QUARTER.

It is doubtful if there was ever a tern defen<
tractive to a child as this same “quarter,” a collection
of small dwellings built on each side of a street, and
inhabited by children of a larger growth who were
prodigal of stories tla\ ored by the faith of tie
There were friendly yellow dons; chicken-, milled,
muffled and duck-legged, which answered to names,
with callow broods racing after them, and wonderful
hens’ nests full of eggs in unfrequented corners; tires
in tin’ open air with fat sweel potatoes roasting in their
ashes; doll hahv gardens planted and torn up at once
by a multitude of little coffee-colored playmates who
scampered about “little missus” in a frenzy of delight.

Mistress and maiden confided everything to each
other, and their mutual affection stood the mistress in
good stead in her after life and enabled her often to
penetrate the interesting but bewildering tangle of
•■ tergiversations” which the plantation m ro calls bis
thoughts. Experience taught her the habit of their
minds, and opened to her the genuine dialect of a
thousand idioms which she would afterward have to
use in instructing her slaves. It also initiated her into
the African standards of right and wrong, by which
-he gauged the depth of the offender’s culpability.

There, too. she learned the potentiality of sarcasm
in dealing with a race so alive to a sense of the ludi-

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CONFEDERATE VETERAN.

crous that an appeal to its risibles will often answer
the purpose better than punishment.

An instance of this kind is given of :i Southern
woman who cured her negro marketman of bringing
the family a turkey daily for dinner because he had
speculated in them and they were cheaper than other
meat. She invited him t<> “stand on the gallery and
gobble a little.” This ludicrous performance deterred
him from a repetition of hi- offense when more seri-
ous remonstrance had proved fruitless.

HOW SHE ABSORBED II”‘ SEWIFERY.

The little girls were present at all the milkings,
churnings, and even the grinding of meal on the place,
and so became familiar with the minutiae of these in-
dusti

When the young mistress was married the superin-
ace of these duties devolved upon her — the cur-
if the meat, which was to form the staple fund of
the white and black family throughout the year, the
recipes for which were handed down from mother to
daughter for generations. As there were no markets.
chickens and turkeys and ducks and geese must be

I in plenty; butter must be churned; a g I

vegetable garden sedulously cultivated; the fruit trees
and berry vines persuaded to hear fruit after their
kind ; to overlook the weaving-room, where the cotton
cloths as well as woolen used to be made, was also her
duty: and in all these things our grandmothers and
mothers were as proficient as the chatelaines of the
Middle Ages. Much of these arts the Southern child
absorbed without special instruction. Also a part of
her education was the cutting and sewing of all kinds
irments. the cooking and serving of all sorts of
dainties, and the intelligent care of the sick.

WELL-READ PLANTATION WOMEN.

This practical education went hand in hand with
the elementary and theoretical one under governesses,
or in the little schools composed of the children of the
neighboring places.

Whether this method of mixing the actual with the
ideal was peculiarly beneficial to their minds, or that
the loneliness of their lives drove them into more se-
rious studies, it is remarkahle how many well-read
women there were on these river places whose famil-
iarity with the classics was close enough to be loving,
and whose skill in the tinkling music of their day was
of no mean proficiency.

So well was their capacity and attainments recog-
nized that the distinguished American historian of
this century. Mr. Bancroft, declined a wager with a
Southern lady about a literary ipiestion, sayin.tr : “1
have been told to beware of the plantation woman
she reads so many honks she will prove me in the
wrong.”

As the Southern woman developed into maturity.

dividing her time between her studies and observation

of the busy life around her, she read in the daily prac-

ofher elders the constantly repeated lesson of her

duty to her sable dependents.

()n the plantation it was not a question of cottage
visiting, such as is common in English and New En-
gland country life. It was the actual care of an irre-
Bjponsible family, large and often refractory enough to
dampen the zeal of the most philanthropic.

There were clothes to be made for the babies and
little children, and as well for the “orphans,” the shift-
less bachelors and motherless hoys and girls who would

not sew if they could. Then the seamstresses who

were to do this work wen- to be trained from the man-
ner of holding a needle and scissors through all the
various kind- of Btitches to be taken up to dressmak-
ing

There were waiter-, waitresses and dairy maids to
instruct and cooks to superintend. Also there must
be many of these -killed servants, because, without
exception, they all had families, and if one of these
should be taken ill another servant must be taken out
of the field to supply the parent’s place in the house,
so that the child might be properly attended and the
mother’.- heart at ease. ,

The fallacy that those darky servants grew like
blackberries on the briers belongs to that land of
Cockagne where roasted pigeons fell from the sky.
Certainly these self-producing prodigies did not exist
for our mothers. It will be only after a long and care-
ful course of training, with mutual forbearance and
patience, that the free negro will make as accomplished
a servant as our slaves were.

TRUTH ABOUT WHII’I’lMiS AND SELLINGS.

‘I’he extreme penalty of whipping was reserved for
such offenses as stealing and other crimes. As the ne-
groes could not be ” discharged without a character.”
the mistress was not armed with the terror always in
the hands of the modern housewife, hut she had to
make the best of her husband’s negroes as she found
them, trusting to her own powers as educator to form
of the young ones such servants as she would like to
have about her.

To sell one of the negroes “horn on the place” was
an evidence of the direst poverty of the master or of
the most heinous conduit on the part of the slave.

Such peccadilloes as insubordination, untidiness or
stupidity formed no reason to the mind of either mis-
tress or maid in the ” Old South ” for a dissolution of
their mutual relation; nor could a tormented mistress
find relief by giving a useless servant her freedom.

There is an authentic story of one who tried, during
a visit to the North, to thus rid herself of a drunken
maul whose taste for Madeira had tempted her to run
up a score on her mistress’ account at the neighboring
‘drinking shop. When the mistress remonstrated the
negro answered her that being a “quality darky” she
could hardly hi’ expected to get drunk on whisky
“like poorwhite trash,” and that as far as her ” free
papers” were concerned she would have none of them.
There was no use talking, she was “master’s nigger,”
and he would have to support her as long as she lived.
There was no recourse but to submit, and the maid
continued to follow her own sweet will until her free-
dom was forced upon her by the war. This was no
singular or isolated case.

WITTICISMS OF CHILDREN.

Aside from the leading topics in this journal, indi-
cated by its name, a department will he created for
the bright and funny sayings of children. Request
is now made for such contributions. Mr. Otis S. Tar-
ver, of Sanford, Fla., sends this note:

“The Hon. I. W. Newman, C. V., was presented last
Sunday morning with a fine baby girl. His other
daughter, a four-year-old, on seeing the little stranger,
says, ‘ Mama, less call her Winnie Davis.’ You see the
name will last, and let us build the monument all to-
gether, and build it soon. Otis S. Tarver.”

CONFEDERATE VETERAN.
REGARD OF BRAVE MEN FOR THEIR PEERS. THE GRAY AND THE BLUE.

75

REMARKABLE TRIBUTE OF A CONFEDERATE TO THE
LATE COL. SAM WALKER, OF KANSAS.

Kansas City Journal: The testimony contained in
this letter could only come from a man whose bravery
makes him indeed a competent judge of the soldierly
qualities of the man of whom he writes:

To the Editor of the Journal : I have just read in the
Journal of the 14th inst. an account of the early life of
the late Col. Sam Walker. I would write a letter of
condolence and sincere sympathy to his family it’ 1
knew whom to address, not that such letters amount
generally to anything, hut it might lie some satisfac-
tion to them to know that one who differed so widely
from Col. Walker in everything save his loyalty to
what he thought right should express his admiration
for his magnificent courage as a soldier and pay a
tribute t<> his memory, for no braver heart ever heat
under the uniform of any soldier of any country than
that of the gallant Sam Walker.

Serving in the Confederate Army, the fortune- ol
war threw the regiment to which 1 belonged so often
in contact with walker’s, the Fifth Kansas, of which
he was Major at that tune, that we almost felt as if we
had a speaking acquaintance, hut our attentions to
each other were always conducted through t he muzzles
of six-shooters or the edge of sabres. 1 will carry to
my grave the mark of a pistol ball he gave me when
we were not five paces apart, and 1 have a letter from
him, dated twenty-five years after, in which lie says I
shot out at the same time two locks of his whiskers in
return. He was then in the lull rigor of his manhood
and was the greatest glutton for light I ever -aw. The
proverbial Irishman at tin’ Donnybrook fair dragging
his coat-tail and begging some gentleman to st< p on it.
wasn’t in it with Sam Walker if he had the Fifth
Kansas at his back. I was a youngster then with just
down enough on my upper lip to make it look dirty :
full of snap and fond of excitement, and 1 always tried
to accommodate him.

A dozen times or so we were close enough together.
in just such little melees as above mentioned, to -hake
hands, hut we never had time exactly to do it. In the
winter of 1863 1 was sent North to prison, having been
captured by Maj. Teague, of the Eighth Missouri Ca\
airy, and 1 never came in contact with Walker a
I often thought of him, hut knowing his reckless cour-
age in battle, naturally concluded he had been killed.
Some years ago, while visiting Chicago, I gave a gen-
tleman from Kansas my card with a memorandum on it
referring to an incident in one of our little “scrapping
matches.” which I knew would revive the old soldier-
memory, and asked that he hand it to him. 1 n a short
time after I returned home 1 received a kind and
hearty letter from him, ami after that we kept up a
correspondence. He was not as handy with a pin as
he was with a pistol, for frequently I would get two
and sometimes three letters in on him before I would
get one in reply, a tardiness that could not he charged
to him in shooting. We exchanged photographs, and
I prize his even more highly now that he lias gone.

Farewell, brave Walker. Lightly rest the sod above
vour fearless heart. Softly blow the breezes of your
beloved Kansas over your grave is the sincere wish of
your old antagonist in arms, but friend and admirer in
peace! B. M. Hoed.

Nashville, Tmu., February, 1893.

” We drank from the same canteen.”

war. cruel war! You cause to cut each other’s
throats, those who were horn to he brothers.

Here is a reminiscence from the stubbornly eon-
tested battle of Chickamauga:

Early on Saturday morning preparations were made
for tlie terrible conflict soon to follow. As the col-
umns wheeled into line, I tilled my canteen with
water, replenished my stock of ammunition, and was
soon ready for the word, “Forward.”

1 saw that grand patriot, true statesman ami brave
commander, Roger Q. Mills, hurrying to and fro
among his soldiers, giving them words of encourage-
ment as well as of command. My company was or-
dered out with the skirmishers, and we were soon en-
gaged in a rambling tire. The Federal skirmishers
soon gave way before US, leaving here and there a dead
or wounded comrade. I discovered immediately in
front of me a soldier dressed in blue, prostrate, and
attempting to rise. He turned his eve- toward me.
gave the Masonic mlmi of distress, and asked me for
water. I hastily placed hi- lead on his knapsack,
l’.i\ ‘ him my canteen of water, and ran forward to join
my company.

The enemy was reinforced and we were driven back
over the same ground. Again I saw the wounded
Federal soldier and stooped over him a moment ”to
hear what he might say.” As near as I can remember
these were his word- ” Brother, something tells me
that we will live through this battle, and that we will
some day meet again.”

I clasped his hand and hastily joined my command.
My fellow -soldiers furnished me water during that
fearful day. and at night we re-ted where water was
plentiful.

All know how the battle terminated, and the result
of the war. Afterward I made mv wax to Texas, mar-
ried, and began anew tic battle of life. I often
thought of my brother in blue, hut twenty years
passed before I heard of him i me day while peru
a newspaper my eyes fell upon the following item:

“If the Confederate soldier belonging to company
A of the Fifteenth Texas, who gave a wounded Federal
soldier a canteen of water during the battle of Chick-
amauga. will write me at Hotel. New Orleans, he

will learn something of interest to him.

“John Randolph.”

I wrote immediately and received a telegram to go
to New < M leans at once.

I had had a hard struggle in life, and could not well
afford to spare t he time or the money necessary for the
trip; hut upon reflection I determined to go; indeed,
I felt that it was my duty to obey the summons, and.
after hasty preparations, I borrowed the expense
money and went to New Orleans.

I arrived at the Hotel about 2 o’clock, regis-

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tered.and inquired for Randolph. Theclerk informed
me that such a man was there, bul confined to his
room and in the la-t stages of consumption. I asked
i” be shown to bis room. I was met at the door by ;i
middle-aged gentleman, who invited me into the
room. On the bed a gray-haired man was reclining,
who at my approach held out his hand and scrutinized
my features intently. I was invited to a seat, and the
sick man requested me to relate the circumstance
heretofore mentioned, which I did. He listened at-
t( ntively, and, when the narrative was concluded, he
requested his companion to bring from a wardrobe in
the room a canteen. It was old and worn, but on the
cover was plainly marked, “J. W. T., Co. A.. 15 Tex.”
I recognized ii as the same thai 1 had Left with the
wounded United States soldier during the battle of
Chickama uga

“Is this your canteen?” t lie sick man inquired.

I told him that it once was mine, but that 1 had
given it to him.

“1 now return your property,” he said, and, ‘clasp-
ing my ha in I. he feebly ejaculated, ” My brother! ”

For a few moments all was quiet, then he intro-
duced me t’i In- companion as his ” other brother.”
He requested his brother to ring tor the porter, and,
when he arrived, senl him with a message. In a shorl
time another person arrived, and my friend requested
him to draw a draft in my favor on ‘tlic hank for ten
thousand dollars, and directed him to pay the same
on presental ion.

W’iin ‘In- banker had gone, my friend explained
that In- hail prospered since tin- war ami was now rich,
ami could give me this amount without injustice to
his “other brother,” having already provided for him,
hi- only living relative. His brother approved the
act, and when all was again quiet, my friend coughed
feebly, closed his eyes, ami slepl tin- sleep that knows
no waking. Without a struggle tin- breath hail left
his body.

We placed tin- remains in a metallic casket, and,
in charge of his brother, they were senl to Illinois for
interment, there to sleep until tin- last great trump
shall sound ami assemble thejusl ami true in one im-
mense army under tin 1 blood stained banner of Prince
1 iiimanui-1. ‘I’ll i: ( ; ray.

MONUMENTS To USION SOLDIERS.

STORY OF GEN. SHERMAN.

\l.\i. II. Ai; INTERVIEW AT JACKSON, HISS.

In seeking information a- to what has been expend-
ed for monuments by tin- United States < rovernment,
Gen. Marcus J. Wright, who had been addressed be-

of his long connection with the War Records

Office, wrote: “It would afford me very greal pleasure
to serve you, hut to obtain the information you ask
for in regard to monuments erected by the United
States Government would take weeks of laborious
work. Every act of Congress making appropriations
for monuments would have to he found, as this is the
only correct source of information. 1 will be glad to
aid you if in my power.”

” Yes, Joseph 1-‘.. Johnston had crossed Pearl River

on his retreat to the East, and it was known that
Sherman would evacuate Jackson ami pursue him as
soon a- possible. With greal ditticulty I had secured
from the federal authorities the assurance that my
cotton factory would not he burned. But on the night
when the evacuation was in progress 1 learned from a
reliable source that a change had been made in the
orders and that the torch was likely to he applied to
the property at any moment.

1 resolved to seek an immediate interview with i Jen.
Sherman himself entertaining, however, but slender
hopes, especially at such an untimely hour, for it was
past midnight, of reaching the presence of the federal
Chief. 1 ascertained that his headquarters were in
the residence in West Jackson, and before many

minutes had passed [was at the front gate of the pi are.
where 1 > my greal surprise) found no guards to check
my progress. The house was quiel and unlighted.

Seeing no one to inquire of 1 opened the gate, went
up to the house and on to the porch. For some min-
utes 1 stood there listening. Bul I heard no sound
within, nor was there any guard to challenge my in-
trusion. Through a shaded transom 1 caught the re-
flection of a light. 1 tried the hall door, found it ajar,
pushed it open, and stepped inside. The plaee was
silent — there was nothing to indicate occupancy by
the military.

” I have come to the wrong house,” I said. But ob-
serving thai a dim lighl was reflected through the half
open door of a room opening into tin’ hall. 1 advanced
and entered the apartment. It had hut a single occu-
pant. He was sleeping upon a lounge ami my steps
aroused him. lie tinned over and looked at me.

” What do you want ?” he demanded.
” I want to see (leu. W. T. Sherman.”
” I’m (Jen. Sherman. What do you want ‘.'”
” I explained as briefly as possible. He said his or-
ders were to spare the factory -that they would be
obeyed then said that In- wanted to go to sleep. He

stretched himself and shut his eyes, and 1 walked out
and returned up town. A few hours later the factory

was in ashes.”

“And you say that Gen. Sherman had no body
una rd ? ”

“I entered his hedrooniaml left it without being
challenged. In fact without meeting a soul except
the ( ieneral himself.”

This remarkable incidenl was told in Green’s Bank,
and the narrator was Joshua Green, its founder and
President, writes Henry clay Fairman in the Sunny
South.

CONFEDERATE DEAD AT MANASSAS.

Mrs. Alice Trueheart Buck, Washington, D.C.: “The
battle-field Of Manassas is live miles or more in extent,
and the dead were consequently much scattered.
Many graves have been entirely lost sight of. The
people iii that .section have been poor since the war,
and it has been with great difficulty that anything has
been rescued or preserved The ladies raised a small
fund for a monument, but not until the State of Vir-
ginia donated $1,000 was one built. It is within the
village of Manassas, and in sight from the railroad.

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77

The monument is paid for, Imt the grounds are unim-
proved and very desolate in appearance. Just before
the monument was built, several years ago. at which
time all the Confederate dead were gathered and placed
under it in one grave, the writer and her husband vis-
ited the old burying-ground and copied from the much
worn wooden boards and headstones the following
names: S. 1). Jones, Co. I. South Carolina Regiment ;
W. Corbin, South Carolina Regiment; Lieut. D. W.
Pitts, Fourth Alabama Volunteers; S. J. Matthews, J.
D. Robbins, Fourth Alabama Regiment; W. Cambra,
Co. E, Hampton’s Legion; Sergt. L. C. Gatch, Fourth
Alabama Regiment: L. Roby, Adams, W. J. Brown,
Co. I, First Mississippi Regiment; YV. D. Dennis, Co,
]•;. Ninth Mississippi Regiment; J. E. Butts, R. Ste-
vens, Second Mississippi Regiment; !•’. Broome, W. T.
Foy, killed July 21, 1861 ; W. T. E. Ralls, Eighth Lou-
isiana Volunteers, died Aug. 16, 1861, and has a mar-
ble slab erected by the Masons; L. A. Bliss, J. B.
Moouse or Monroe, G. G. Martin. Eighth Georgia Reg
iment ; \V. II. Evera, W. A. Lacosia, Ninth South Car-
olina Regiment ; G. A. Derrick, First Texas Regiment,
marble slab at his grave by Masons. There were many
marked “Unknown.” There is nothing sadder than
an unknown soldier’s grave, except the living who are
unhonored.

ADVOl VI INCJ SOI I 1IIKN LITERATURE.

In her zeal for the South. Mrs. Buck submits a pre-
amble and resolutions :

“Whereas, it having been the custom in the South
sinee t lie war. from necessity at first, afterward from
force n I habit, to depend upon other sections and coun-
tries lor all manufactured articles, including literature,
and. believing this course to be hurtful and obstruc-
tionary to our progress and independence as a people,

we would call attention to the fad and seek a remedy.

Nothing succeeds without organized effort; therefore
be it resolved,

“That we will Support Southern publications and
publishing houses, since we now have them equal to
those found elsewhere

“That we will use our best efforts for the upbuilding
of Southern literature and education, without which
we can never be independent or prosperous ”

loved and honored Hampton (derided now by the sans
‘ 8 and ingrates), the battalion dwindled back
to one company, ” The Carolina Rifles,” whose mem-
bers now send you erecting, and wish you success, by
the memory of the ” Rebel yell.”

THE CAROLIXA RIFLES.

James G. Holmes, of Charleston, w ho served in the
Sixth South Carolina Cavalry, gives an interesting
history of the Carolina Rifles, many of whom are sub
scribers to the Cosi i derate Veteran.

This company is composed of young men. but the
honorary and reserve members are old Confederate
veterans. The company was organized in 1869 as the
“Carolina Rifle club” President Grant would not
permil military companies in South Carolina at that
time, and as the Slate was in the hands of the carpet
baggers ami scalawags, we chose as the motto for the
flag presented to us by the ladies, “Patrin wfilkiji
as being most appropriate. Nominally we organized
for target practice, but actually to protect our women
and children; and as we were armed with Winchester
rifles, and most of us were old soldiers, the community
felt a sense of security not felt before or since the war
had ended. In 1876 the company, or club, of neces
sity grew into a battalion of three full companies, but
after the beneficent rule of the State’s savior, our

SOMKTHISG TOO GOOD TO BE LOST.”

[H. J. Leovy, in New Orleans, La., Picayune, Februarj 16th.]
As the question of the authorship of tic ver.-es,

“Lines on the back of a Confederate Note.” is again

being discussed, 1 inclose you a slip cut from a paper
some time ago, which shows, beyond doubt, that Mai.
S. A. Jonas is entitled to the credit. The extract is
from a letter written by Map Jonas himself. The fol-
lowing is the extract, and also the copy of the famous
\ erses, a- tv\ i>, d bv tic author:

“Lush furnished us each with one of these, upon
which to win.’. We all complied with his wishes.
each writing a compliment or a sentiment, and my
blank was tilled in with the lines in question.

“The original copy of the note, a few months later,
fell into the hands of the editor of the Metropolitan
d, of New York, who published it under the head-
ing, ‘ Something Too Good to he Lost,’ and this was its
first appearance in print, for its author’s appreciation
of it was ha-, d entirely upon that of the world that so
kindly recei \ ed it.

“The first person, except the author, who ever read
it was your gallant fellow citizen, (‘apt. A. B. Snell,

the commander of Cleburne’s sharps] ters, whose

criticism was passed upon the lines before they were
copied upon the note. I append a correct copy. This
is. I think, the fourth time within the last twenty
yen- that i In- controversy has trenched upon your
columns ami good nature, but on the other occasions
the corrections were made by outsiders.”

LINES WRITTEN ON THE BAI K 01 \ CONFEDERATE NOTE.

Representing nothing on God’s earth now.

And naught in tin- watt is bi low it.
As the pledge of a Nat on that’s .lead ami gone,

Keep it, dear friend, and show it.
Show it to those who will lend an eat

To the tale that this trifle can tell.
01 :i liberty born of the’ patriot’s dream,

Of a storm-cradled Nation thai fell.

–.ss th.’ precious ores,
\ nd too much of a strangi i to borrow,

We issued to-day Our premise to pay,

And hoped to redeem on the morrow.
The da\ s rolled by and weeks aid weeks became years,
But our coffers wen- empty stil!;

Com was s.i rare that I he treasury’*! quake
If a dollar should drop in the till.

Buf the fail h that was in us was strong indeed,

And our poverty we I we discerned,
And this little check represented the pay

That our suffering veterans earned.

We know it had hardly a value in gold,

Y. t as gold each soldier reel LVed it ,
It I azed in our eyes with a promise to psj .

And each southern patriot believed it.

But our hoys thought little of price or of pay,

( )r of hills thai wet.- overdue ;
We knew if it lionghl usourbrtad to-day,

‘Twas the best our poor country could do.
Keep it ; it tells all our history over,

From the birth of the dream to its last;
Modest, and horn of the angel, Hope.

Like our hope of success, it passed.
Richmond, Va.. May, 1885. S. A. Jonas.

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COMMUNICATIOXS FROM VETERANS AND OTHERS.

Richard W. Miller, Richmond, Kv\: “Will you
kindly tdl me what States have made provision for
the disabled < ‘onfederate soldiers, and what States pay
pensions ti i said soldi)

A similar request comes fr Hon. D. E. Simmons,

a member of the Texas Legislature. Will friends si nd
the Veteran information on this important subject?

Capt. A. T. Gay, Graham, Tex. : “Our Camp is not
a large one. This i ounty was a wilderness during the
war, and has been Bettled since 1875, and Confederates
here hail from every State in the South and represent
almost every battle-field fought under the stars and
liars: and could you lie with us in some of our re-
unions and listen at the tales of valor told by these
hoys in gray, it would do you good. Our Camp sent
up, through Gen. Cabell, something near -Sinn mure
than two years ago to aid in building the grandest
monument to be erected in commemoration of the
grandest name on the pages of American history — the
leader of a people \\ ho has few equals and no superiors
in ancient or modern times. Having served in the
Thirty-first Tennessee Infantry under Stewart and
Strahl, 1 have a right to speak in behalf of Tennessee
Confederate soldiers. Send along the Confederate
Veteran ; we like the name.”

K. F. Peddicord, Palmyra, Mo.: “In the Confede-
rate Veteran for February I see many incidents and
name- that bring to memory freshly again fine forms,
beaming faces and gallant hearts, and while I muse
the silent tear upstarts, and memory brings again ‘ the
hours that were.’ Permit me to place in your care
some line- on ‘ Pickles and Meal ‘ for forty-three days,
of which your correspondent, Capt. J. I.. Lemon, of
Acworth, Ga., makes mention in his article of ‘Six
Hundred Confederate Officers,’ who were exposed to

Confederate ean i. You see (hey were copied at

Fort Delaware June 5, 1865. On reading Capt. Lem-
on’s communication, I was reminded of this copy.
The writer, with others in the officers’ quarters, was
at the gate when these same veterans arrived. Many
of them were carried in on stretchers. These verses,
among others, were produced and sung at an enter-
tainment given in ‘ Mess Hall ‘ at Fort Delaware for
the benefit of these ‘ badly used up’ ‘ Hilton Headers,’
and strange to relate we n id present the commandant,
Gen. A. Schoefe, and members of his staff. One of the
returned prisoners, brought in on stretchers, was a
gallant lieutenant of Morgan’s cavalry, from Lexing-
ton, Ky. The brave veteran was almost dead, and as

we gathered around to greet him, his eye- filled with
tears at the sight of his old comrades, and he said,
•Never mind, hoy-: I will tell Gen. Breckinridge all

about our inhuman treatment ;” and this threat seemed

to give him relief.”

Here is pari of a letter from away off in Michigan:
”1 believe the elements oi success are within your
grasp. Von have an opportunity: you have experi-
ence; there i- a place for the VETERAN, and subject
matter to make it a voice of the South. Let it he your
mission to secure the cherished traditions and facts of
the men and women of the ‘lost cause’ who enriched
the world with history and memories to make the
Smith and the cause that made an army of veterans

famous — a fame that will live till the records of the
world perish. 1 rejoice that you are a recorder, hut
ht me sound a word of warning into your editorial

ear. Be just; be generous; he true: avoid the bitter-
ness and brutality “f exceptional horrors. We have
-ecu tin- wreck of too many partisan magazines, while
all will hail ami support one from a fixed point of
\iew in defense of a cause and people that commanded
the admiration of the world. You know that the gift
of imagination is highly developed in such a struggle
a- w i. passed through, and often a little personal suf-
fering seemed too hard to endure, and the repetition
of that suffering often magnified ten-fold through dif-
ferent relators. We had enough of the waters of bit-
terness during the flood of sorrow. Now , alter a quar-
ter of a century, let the calm, sad voice of history give
simply the truth. It has come, not as we expected,
hut in Cod’s own way. and every deed of valor is a
gem in the crown of veterans. Seek the gems, and
avoid the alloy, and you will do the South enduring
honor. The first thought I had when made aware of
your intention was, I low can I help the VETERAN?
If I can .lo -o. it will contribute to my happiness, and
my effort is at your disposal without money or price.
I want no favor, only to lend you personally a helping
hand in a cause I love.”

The following letter is used without signature. It
is so manifestly private that the signature will he ex-
cused. The lady who wrote it is of a distinguished
family, and her father was so strong an abolitionist
that he liberated his dozen slaves, and moved North
before the dire struggle. While she has ever been
loyal to the Union, her personal relation to the family
of the South’s chieftain has been closely intimate for
many years:

“.Memphis, February, 1893. I am delighted with
tic Confederate Veteran, and herein inclosed you
will find an order for several subscriptions. I think
it is just the paper needed; and, although my senti-
ments and principles during the war -and as firmly
now as then -are opposite to my friends, yet they
fought foi- principle, as they conceived it, as firmly as
1 did for my convictions. They fought with weapons
that kill tiie body; 1 with the weapons whose use
make us understand how intolerant our own sex is
when we dare differ with them. Vet, I honor the

brave women whose love of the cause gave them the
strength ‘ to do and dare’ everything in its mainten-
ance. I am a southern woman, ami my heart’s affec-
tion went out to IIIV people. Scarce would tile -llotlt

of joy for a Federal victory die upon my lips, when
the agrony of heart, as I thought of the fallen heroes
of my own sunny southland, overpowered me. And
thus sentiment and principle went hand in hand
through the conflict, though, thank God, in all action
I was able to maintain my principle. Well, why did
I allow myself t” say all this?

“I will do all 1 can for the circulation of your paper,
not only for the kindliness towards yourself engen-
dered, first, by my knowledge of your perfect self-
abnegation where the comfort of others was concerned,
hut as a mean- of making the monument what it
should he. It will he erected to Mr. Davis’ memory,
and were it made of gold anil precious stones it would
not be beyond his deserts. I admired him for his per-
fect adherence to principle, his noble self sacrifice in

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the cause he deemed best for his people, his kindness
of heart, which added a charm to his courtly hearing.
Of course, this monument will stand for the ‘princi-
ple’ as well as the man who made its maintenance
possible so long. Mr. Davis was among the greatest
of the world’s heroes. Thank God, thai he lived to
show the world how a Christian gentleman could meet
its contumely even as he had its plaudits! As 1 knew

Mr. Davis, I loved him so entirely because I trusted
him so implicitly.

“I had a letter from Mr. Hayes this morning. Mag-
gie is visiting her mother in New York, and reports
both Mrs. Davis and Winnie well. Mrs. Davis seems
much annoyed at the difficulty she finds in getting
any money out of her publishers, and not having the
jiower to contrail with others. What a hard time
women have in business matters. 1 hope the coming
woman will have more necessary information.”

Mrs. Mary E. Diekison, wife of Gen. .1. .1. Dickison,
Commander of I’. C. V.’s in Florida, Ocala, February

L’7th: “The CONFEDERATE VETERAN greeted us some

time in January, and was cordially welcomed by each
member of our home circle. Your old comrades will
not hail it with more enthusiasm than the ladies of
our dear south la ml : and, as an evidence of this fact, 1
made it my pleasant duty to aet as an ” aide de camp ”
and solicit the patronage of several friends, who have
honored me by a prompt response. We are truly
grateful to you for enlisting in so noble a work. Hav-
ing failed to provide true histories to.be used as text-
books in our schools, may it be the mission of the CON-
FEDERATE Veteran to supply this great want to our
southern homes, that the rising generation may honor
the principles of their noble fathers, and emulate their
example by walking proudly in the same paths.
As other names are added, I will forward promptly.
May a grand success crown your efforts, for su<
means the preservation of our honor in the vindica-
tion of the principles for which more than three hun-
dred thousand noble patriots laid down their lives
The sacred memories of sublime devotion that cluster
around the ‘lost cause’ must V perpetuated. < Mir cause
was just, and we will glorify it in song and story.
The sanctum of the Confederate Vi 1 1 i; v\ will soon
be invaded by ‘Diekison and his men.’ Be ready to
give the gallant command a welcome.”

Will Watkins, Paducah, Ky., February 16th: “The
February number of the Confederate Veteran has

reached me. and with it came a cloud of miserable re-
collections of the past; but when I had perused its
honored and ever to be eherished contents, that cloud
Of past memories Suddenly became sunshine, and I
cheerfully realize the profound fact that those heroic
veterans of the Southern ( ‘oufederacy have not forgot-
ten the listless and sacred dust of those immortal spir-
its. Sir, allow me to tell you upon this sheet of paper,
which is moist with tears from my own eyes, that this
publication of yours carries me back to 1861, and tells
me of one very dear to me, and of one who kissed me
for the last time with mortal lips. It was father that
hid mother and me adieu, and it was for the balance
of our days. His whispering spirit tells us that yon-
der at Shiloh mingles his remains with the sacred
dust of some of the bravest fathers and sons that ever
wrote the bloody declaration of Confederate rights.

Yes. I feel honored, because I know that my family is
honored by the dust of at least one battlefield.

” Paducah is a beautiful city of twenty-two thousand
inhabitants, among whom are’ a goodly number of ex-
Confederate soldiers, t” say nothing of the surround-
ing country, which is yet alive with them. Send a,
lew copies of your March number: I will do all in my
power to advance your interests in this part of the
Kentucky purchase. Address, care of the Standard.”

Till: CONFEDERATE CABINET.

Of the ( on federate ( ‘a Id net an exchange says:

When the Confederate Government was first organ-
ized, Feb, 18, 1861, the Cabinel was composed of Robert

Toombs, Secretary of Slate; (‘. (i. Mcniminger. Secre-
tary of the Treasury; I.. Pope Walker. Secretary of
War; Stephen Mallory .Secretary of the Navy ; Attor-
ney General, Judah P. Benjamin; Postmaster General,
John II. Reagan. Mr. Toombs was succeeded shortly
bv R, M. T. Hunter; and mi Walker’s resignation in
August, 1861, Mr. Benjamin became Secretary of War,
while Thomas Watts became Attorney General. In
1862 Benjamin became Secretary of State, and G. W.
Randolph succeeded him in the War Department, for
a short time only. In November James A. Seddon
look the War portfolio; in l863George Davis succeed-
ed Mr. Watts a- Attorney General; and in 1864 G. A.
Trenholm became Secretary of the Treasury, [n Jan-
uary, 1865, Secretary Seddon resigned, and Gen. -I. C.
Breckinridge was appointed in his place When Rich-
mond fell. President Davis’ Cabinet was composed of
these men : Acting Secretary of State and Postmastl I
General, John II. Reagan; Sei retary of War. John ( ‘.
Breckinridge; Secretary of the Treasury, George A.
Trenholm : Secretary of the Navy, Stephen IJ. Mallory ;
Attorney General, George Da\ i-.

.1. W. Simmons. Mexia, Texas, while -ending a club,
asks for the extra Copy 1″ be sent to a veteran with

but one arm left, and adds: ” I was deeply interested

in reading and living over again those eventful days
of ‘I’d to ‘Co. The name of your city. Nashville. I
fails to bring fresh to my memory the battle scenes

that I witnessed around there. When our army was
driven from there in great confusion. 1 had to run
through that old muddy field to prevent taking a trip
to Camp Chase.”

render Bros., Bryson City, N.C.: “Mrs. D. K.Col-
lins handed us Vol. 1, No. ‘_’. Confederate Veti ran.

After examination, by her request, we have placed an
advertisement and called attention, local and editorial.
We will be glad to assist you in this cause. ( Mir father,
I!. H . render, was m i be Executive Department, C. S. ;
Uncle David Pender, Commissary, Eastern North Car-
olina: Uncle W, Dorsey Pender, Lieutenant Colonel,
I . S. A., resigned, entered ( ‘. S. A. as private, wounded
as Brig. Gen. W. D. render (from which he died) at
the second day’s tight at Gettysburg. (Mil’s has been
a warlike generation — 177<‘>, 1812, Mexican and Indian
wars and later.” * * *

[Lampassas, Tex., Dispatch.]

Through the kindness of Judge Thomas we have
had the pleasure of perusing No. 2, Vol. 1. Every
Confederate soldier should become a subscriber to this
excellent journal.

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C( INFEDERATE VETERAN.

i’hc (fcmfcdcviitc Vctcvan.

Fifty Onts a Year. S. A. CUNNINGHAM. Editor

Office ;it Thi \!H’ rlcan, Corner Church and Cherry Sts.

Tin* publication ie ; i properly of s. A. < unnlng

Monev f >:• i • 1 for it does nol augment the Monument Fund directly,

in auxiliary IU i m certainly makes It eminently worthy

the patronage of everj Mend of the cause.

GIVE THE OLD SLA VE .1 HOME.

It is consistent with the spirit of the Confederate
Vi ii i; an to introduce and advocate a measure which
will surprise, but 1 trust please, our besl people. It is
t<> give homes to the old negroes who were slaves for
twenty years. This project has had earnest considera-
tion. It has been submitted to friends who have
l>”u ued and smiled alternately, the frown coming first.
ope widens upon reflection, and the good that
would come of it, while being much more beneficial
to the South than the North, would hardly bring a
tithe of benefits, in a sectional sense, to what lias been
enjoyed on the other side. The pensions annually
arc now about $190,000,000, and distributed in large
proportion at the Ninth. This act of benevolence
toward a people whose bondage existed for twenty
years or more, would be a tax upon the Government
of say $60,000,000, but it would be once for all. The

plan contemplates an appropriation of $200 to 1 x-

pended for land and *100 with which to build a resi-
dence for every male and female who served as a slave
for twenty years previous to Lincoln’s emancipation
proclamation, Feb. 22, 1865, provided he or she has
never been pensioned and has never held any position
under the pay of the Government.

The suggested conditions of this benefaction are that
the $200 be expended for land so cheap that it will
buy not less than ten aires. It may he as low as they
can find it. The right to sell said land should be de-
nied them for ten years. These sums should be in-
vested through white commissioners not interested in
the lands, and should he selected by the county courts,
or similar authorities, to serve without compensation,
the presumption being that g 1 men would cheerful-
ly and faithfully lender these services gratuitously.
The beneficiary should, of course, in all eases, have
the option as to details of investment. Where these

ex-slaves own homes, if they reside upon the land
they should be allowed to invest the residence appro-
priation of $100 in additional land.

The foregoing is in brief the plan commended.
Meditation will show, in an amazing degree, the bene-
fits of such jbenevolence on the part of the Govern-
ment, ‘fine, the benefits would inure specifically to
the Southern people, white as well as black. On many
a count rv plate interests are largely identical. The
white folks having maintained these old black people,
and would do so anyhow. It would enable many
whites to provide more liberally for them than they
ever have done. It would induce many darkies to

remove from dingy suburbs of cities and towns to the

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open and healthier atmosphere of the country. It
would tend to increased respect of the younger negroes
for their ancestry, thereby strengthening one of the
commandments.

A plea for our old black people is deservedly
pathetic. Who among us does not feel genuinely
kind to the old darky on whose lips “Massa”
and ” Mistis ” are still heard with musical euphony?’
Who among us, passing that period of their lives when
many of them had hard task-masters, does no1 recall
with an everlasting gratitude that, during the four
years of war. thousands of them were loyal, to the last
degree, to the dependent members of thej’amily whose
protectors wen in the war’.’ Why. if the great Gov-
ernment to which we all bear allegiance should refuse
them the benevolence herein suggested, it would be
fitting for the Southern people, themselves, robbed by
the Government of billions of money in holding them
as lawful property, to undertake aprovision of this kind.

Republicans, on the other side, cannot afford to
oppose this measure. Their partisan representatives,
years ago, before the Southern people had recovered
from the great disaster to theit estates, promised ” forty
acres and a mule” to these identical persons.

The principles of I lemocracy are not observed in this
plea, hut the peculiar exigencies ol’ the ease should
excuse the digression. It is a broad charity to a class
whose simple, unfailing faithfulness, though not strict
as to chicken roosts, merits the unstinted liberality of
the American people. A distinguished Teiines.-ean,
and Democratic official, who limps from the effect of
a federal bullet, said, ” If not Democratic it is Con-
federate.”

Two articles have been furnished on this subject by
request — one by Wm. M. Green, whose father. Rev.
Dr. A. L. P. Green, though a man of large means,
owned lint two slaves, and bought I hem to gratify
them, as he had quibbles about slavery, and the other
by Mr. Edward E. Young, whose father gave up his
life for the cause of the Smith, and who is now engaged
in the material development of Tennessee.

In the early twilight of a spring morning a few \ ea re
ago, when the train stopped at Calera, Ala., a feeble
old lady who was at the station started to enter the
train, and was unable to ascend the steps. Seeing her
predicament, l stepped from the platform and assisted
her. When the train was under way for Montgomery
she was anxious to manifest her appreciation of
my kindness, she said her name was Yancy, and to
inv question of whether her husband was related to
William I.. Yancy, she said, ” lie was that man.”
Arising, removing my hat and extending my hand,
I said that notwithstanding the abuse of Mr. Yancy
I wanted the honor of knowing his wife. Her re-
sponse was as peculiar as the former remark, and with
measured tone, in pathetic emphasis, she said, ” NO’
man knew my husband I ”

CONFEDERATE VETERAN.

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THE NATIONAL SPIRIT.

S. D. McCormick, Henderson. Ky. : “I have received
a sample copy of the Confederate Veteran, and am
delighted with its tone. It has the ring of patriotism
which the country will applaud. It is national in
sentiment, yet true to the traditions and the sacrifices
of the South. You have a noble theme, a great oppor-
tunity, and you have launched your barque to a pro-
pitious breeze. I believe you address a universal want,
North and Sooth. Tin World is interested in thestory
of the South. Let it be told; lei it be shown that the
southern people are as national as those of the North ;
that the Civil War was the ‘lash of opinion on a con-
stitutional construction. The di cision was against the
South; it hows to the decree; bu1 we deny that its
people were alienated from the principles o’f the Fed
era! Constitution, which was made by common fathers,
wdio themselves differed upon the interpretation of
the powers and functions of the organic law. Tin’
quarrel which these builders of the constitution com-
menced, it was reserved for their posterity to ad
just. This, in brief, is the philosophy of the ( ‘nil
War. The details .>i tin great struggle pertain to our
Nation’s glory, it is your function to show the side
of the South. You have approached the subject in a
proper spirit. In a few years, like the great constitu-
tional struggle of England, the names .if 1 >.u is and ot
Lincoln, of I, ee and of ( tranl will he the common her-

itage of the American i pie. and the very terms North

and South will he forgotten in a mingled admiral

of the heroism and mutual sacrifices of tin Anglo-
American race. Still, while we honor and love the
people of the South, at the same time we ask the equal
right to honor the spirit of the North, which also
poured out its treasures and its blood to maintain, like
the South, a constitutional construction
of a Fill, ml unity. Appomattox, as we judge it. was
the interpretation of the pow ? ers incorporated in the
constitution of L789. It ought to he pardonable in
any citizen to rise above sectional pride and a partial
truth, and to declare the full truth ami the common
glories of his country.”

/’///: <>i.l> NEGROES AND THE GOVERNMENT.

I have been thinking for a long time — 1 may -a\ for
years hack — as to the feasibility or practicability of
governmental assistance for the old slaves of the South.
Now. I do mean this, not a- a fancy or wild philan-
thropy, but an even, properly balanced, long delayed
dispensation of justice — not an empty honor or a vapid
promise, but some actual bread and sop from the great
howl of the Government for the patient but hungry
black freedman. Can the present administration af-
ford such a venture? If it should its history will I”‘
glorious. The old planter says, “I am in favor.” The

Confederate soldier says, “Let it he done.” The Fed-
eral soldier says, •• 1 cannot consistently object.” The
bones of Abe Lincoln and Jeff Davis cry aloud. ” Be
just to the old slave.” The Government has poured
its millions and billions into pensions; has paid the’
Indians for imaginary titles more than a hundred
millions. The truth is. the red man, as a roving sav-
age, has ,,,.\ ,.,- Deen ,],,, friend of his white benefactor;
has dune nothing in converting the wild forest into a
garden — has actually impeded the march of civiliza-
tion. II. works not. sutler- no solicitude, and pays
no taxes, I have reference only to those tribes that
are the wards of the Government. < in the other hand,
the negro has been the friend of the white man : has
bei ii living with him and working for him in North
America more than two centuries. He has stood by
his white brother in conquering the wilderness, in
building cities, in building railroads. With his black
hands he has furnished re n, lobaCCO and

cotton to the millions in America and Europe. He
prefers to remain near the habitation of the white
man. and will nevei mless by fori e or deception.

He realizes his dependence, and, under the direction
of the while man, is industrious and religious; hut,
when set off to himself, becomes a barbarian and a
bond. His freedom was thrust upon him. and
witli it came many a sorrow that he knew nol of in a
state of sen itude. Besides, there i- a cruel disposition
upon the part of some strangers to keep him disquiet-
ed and restless: lor men. who are merciless and mer-
cenary, tempt him into ill starred expeditions to El-
dorados of the North and V\ d laugh at In- dis-

comfiture as he returns pi imiles-. starved and in rags.
Without trenching upon his liberty, cannot the state
Legislatures protect him from a vicious Moses and an

nary Canaan’.’ He IS a g 1 laborer, but would

have been much better than he is if lie had been
shielded from his Godless and money-loving (?) friends.
The old, polite ante-b, by still -lands w ith his

hat off ami says with a grin of i xpectancy, “At your
service, Ma– William.” Especially in the interest of
this class I am writing. I propose, with some excep-
tions, that every ex-slave who had been in a state of
servitude for twenty years at the date of President
Lincoln’s emancipation proclamation, lie furnished
fr.un the United stales treasury with a sufficient
amount of money to purchase twenty acn – ot ground
in -onie rural district of the South, in or near his place
of habitation. I Would -hut out from tin- hem tit all
negroes, male and female, who are pensioners, or who
are in any w ay “employed by the Government, assum-
ing that these classes arealready provided for. 1 would
have a bill, embodying the above propositions and ex-
ception-, prepared ami presented by some Congress-
man who was himself, or his lather, a slaveholder I
regard it as eminently fitting and opportune that a

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CONFEDERATE VETERAN.

Democratic administration should t :< k«- the initiative
in this racial benefaction; for certainly a proposition
to ameliorate the condition of a Helol would have
come with more grace from a native Spartan than a
Roman.

I arrogate t” myself the inherent right of making
the above proposition: e. .</•• my mother, my father
and grandfather were slaveholders. By descent I am
a Democrat, as my grandmother was a near relative of
Thomas Jefferson. However, at this present my party
fealty is a little shriveled, as I have a disposition and
tendency to wring the alcohol out.

The proposition that I have made is in crude form
—only the general drift or gist of a bill is given. I
have 1 1 > > t so stated, but it would be necessary to incor-
porate in the lull certain guards against land-sharks
and pot-house politicians. Hoping thai this philan-
thropic bird may be joined by others of stronger ami
swifter wing, I turn it loose. Wh, M. Green.

\ * hx UU . Ti nn.

VIEWS BY KIOYARl) K. VOUNG.

What a spectacle the consummation of this plan
would present ! The greatest Republic the world has
ever known— symbolized by a perlect Anglo-Saxon
figure would, from the golden-wreathed chariot of
universal liberty, dispense to l.”>n,()oo ex-slaves the sa-
cred vestments of a permanent home. These bowed
and dusky forms would once again stand erect, if only
to shout a welcome to their benefactor, and reach their
hard mahogany hands to their wrinkled brows to as-
certain whether this “is a sho’ ‘null’ somefin’ or jes a
dream.”

From Maryland to Texas and from Kentucky to tin
Gulf these new tax -payers would he distributed.
Tlnir joy and good fortune would he shared by
the entire American-African race. Iietead of mil-
lions of shiftless, discouraged tenants, the South
would have thousands of colored families living in
their own homes, cultivating their own soil, ami feel-
ing that tiny are at last in reality, what they have -o
far been largely in theory, citizens of a Republic whose
laws make no distinction ” for color or previous con-
dition of servitude.”

They would thus naturally take an interest in w hat-
ever concerned the welfare of their own community,
and from family relation- up to tie responsibilities of
state, would act thoughtfully and lor the best interests
of the country at large.

In Philadelphia, where there is a larger percentage
of home owners than elsewhere in America, they have
never yet had a strike. The spectral spirit of discon-
tent, which applied the torch to railroad cars in New-
York and precipitated bloodshed at Homestead, can
find no lodgement in a community where everyone

owns his own home and is not only content ami hap-
py but constitutionally and unalterably opposed to

whatever is against the peace and dignity of society
and that would tend a- all agitation does’ to increase
hi- own personal taxes, in order to meet the extra ex-
|» rise of the State caused by the violation of the law.

The industrial problem of the South is yet to be
solved. Materially speaking, it is full of promise : hut
who can tell the importance of intelligent caution at
this point? In the great mechanical and industrial
activity that is sure to come in the near future, does
any thinking mind doubt that it would he well for
the South to have thus permanently sit at ease the
minds of many thousand adults who belong to that
class which experience has shown are always the most
dangerous in times of civil or political excitement ‘.’

In one of the gr< ate-t speeches of his life, delivered
at Dallas. Tex.. Oct. 26, 1888, on “The South and Her
Problem,” Henry \V. Grady said:

“All this is no unkindness to the negro: hut rather
that he may he led in eipial rights and in peace to his
uttermost good. Not in sectionalism — for my heart
beats t rue to the Union, to the glory of which your life
and heart is pledged. Not in disregard of the world’s
opinion — for to render hack this problem in the
world’s approval is the sum ot my ambition ami the
height of human achievement. Not in reactionary
spirit — hut rather to make clear that new and grander
way, up which the South is marching to higher des-
tiny, and on which I would not halt her for all the
spoils that have been gathered unto parties, since Dat-
eline conspired and Caesar fought. Not in passion,
my countrymen, hut in reason: not in narrow m-s,
hut in breadth; that we may solve this problem in
calmness and in truth, and, lifting its shadows, let
perpetual sunshine pour down on two races walking
together in peace and contentment. Then shall this
problem have proved our blessing, and the race that
threatened our ruin, work our salvation, as it tills our
fields with the best peasantry the world has ever seen.
Then the South, putting behind her all the achieve-
ments of the past and in war and in peace they beg-
gar eulogy — may stand upright among the nations and
challenge the judgment of men and the approval of
God, in having worked out, in their sympathy ami in
his guidance, this last ami surpassing miracle of hu-
man government .”

The benefit of friend sending to friend the Confed-
erate Veteran has been remarkable. IJesults are
reported Irom various such sources. There are many
illustrations. John P>. Kennedy, of Lewisburg, Tenn.,

writes to a friend in Nashville, thanking him for his
copy, and adils: “It will surely secure several sub-
scriptions from this county, as I am determined to See
all the old Vets and have them take it.”

The Southern Historical Society has issued twenty
volumes. R. A. Brock, the Secretary, will furnish
data to all persons who may consider membership.
The Society has done a great work.

CONFEDERATE VETERAN.

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PRAYER OF THE SOUTH.

1IY REV. FATHER RYAN, l’OET 1’RIEST.

My brow is bent beneath a heavy rod ;

My face is xvan anil white with many woes;
But I. will lift my poor chained hands to God

And for my children pray, and for my foes.
Beside the graves where thousands lowly lie

I kneel, and, weeping for eaeh slaughtered son,
I turn my gaze to my own sunny sky,

And pray, <> Father, may thy will he done.

My heart is Idled with anguish, deep and vast ;

My hopes are buried with my children’s dust ;
My joys have lied, my tears arc Bowing fast

III whom save thee, our Father, shall 1 trust’ 1

All! I forgot thee. Father, long and oft,
When I was happy, rich and proud and frei

But, conquered now and crushed, I look aloft,
And sorrow leads me, Father, hack to tl

Amid the wrecks that mark the foeman’s path

I kneel, and, wailing o’er my glories gone,

I still eaeh thought oi hate, each throb of wrath,

And whisper. Father, let thy will lie done.
Pity me, Father > > f lie desolate.

A las, my burdens are so hard lo bear :
Look down in mercy on my wretched late.

And keep me, guard me, with thy loving care.

Pity me. Father, lor His holy sake

Whose broken heart hied at the feet of grief
That hearts of earth, wherever they shall break,

Might go to his and find a sure relief.
Ah me, how dark ! Is this a brief eclipse ‘

Or is it night, with no to morrow’s sun?
<) Father! Father! with my pale, sad lips

And sadder heart, I pray, Thy will be done.

My homes are joyless; and a million mourn,

Where many met, in joys forever flown ;
Whose hearts are light, are burdened now and lorn :

Where many smiled, but one is I. ft to mourn.
And, ah. the widow’s wails, the orphan’s cries,

Are morning hymn and vesper chant to me ;
And groans of men and sounds of women’s sighs

Commingle. Father, with my prayer to thee.

Beneath mv feet, ten thousand children dead! —
nb, how 1 loved each known and nameless one !

Above their dust 1 bow my crownless head
And murmur, Father, still thy will be done.

Ah. Father, thou ilidsl deck my own loved land
With all bright charms, and beautiful and fair;

But the foe mail came and. with ruthless hand,
Spread ruin, wreck, and desolation tin-re.

Girdled with gloom, of all my brightness shorn,

And garmented with grief, I kiss thy rod.
And turn my face, with tears all wet and worn.

To catch one smile of pity from my God.
Around me blight, where all was bloom ;

And so much lost, alas, and nothing won
Save this thai I can lean on wreck and ton, I.

And weep and, weeping, pray, Thy will be d ne.

And, oh, ‘t is hard 1,. say, but said, ‘t is sweet ;

The words an’ hitter, but they hold a halm,
A halm that heals the wounds of mv defeat

And lulls my sorrows into holy calm.
It is the prayer of prayers and how it brings.

When heard in heaven, peace and hope to me!
When .Jesus prayed it, did not angels’ wine>

Gleam ‘mid the darkness of i ret lisemane.

My children. Father, thy forgiveness n< ed

Alas, their hearts have only room for tears
Forgive them, Father, every wrongful deed,

And every sin of those four bloody years.
And give them strength lo bear their boundless loss.

And from their hearts take every thought of hate;
And, while they climb their Calvary witii their cross,

• ) help them. Father, to endure it’s weight.

And for my dead, Father, may I pray’.’

Ah, sighs may soothe, but prayer shall soothe me more.
I keep eternal watch above their clay —

11 rest their souls, my Father, I implore.
Forgive my foes they know not what they do —

Forgive them all the tears they made me shed ;

Forgive them, though my noblest sons they slew,

And bless t hen 1. though they curse my poor, dear dead.

may my woes be each a carrier dove.

With BWJft, white w ings, that, bathing in my tears,
Will bear thee, Father, all my prayers of love.

And bring me peace, in all my doubts and fears.
Father, I kneel, ‘mid ruin, wreck, ami grave —

A deseit waste win re all was erst so fair —
And. for my children and my foes. 1 crave

Pity and pardon ; Father, bear my prayer.

FIRST TENNESSEE COXFEDERATi. ORG INIZATION.

Maj. s. K. Phillips, Historian, writes that Forrest
Camp, No. 3, of Chattanooga, was organized un
charter dated September 1, 1885, granted bj ft. E. Lee
Camp, Nil. 1. C. V., at Richmond, Va. Our by-laws
ami rules of order are essentially those of tin mother
camp. At a meeting held September 1. 1885, nearly
sixty Confederate veterans nut to discuss the question
id’ forming a permanent organization. Rev. ami ( lorn-
rade -I. \V. Bachman was made temporary chairman.
The discussion was very general, but all speeches win
very brief, ami plainly indicated that tin subject had
been thoroughly and favorably canvassed from every
point nf view. A committee, composed of eleven com
rades, was appointed (Comrade -I. F. Shipp being the
chairman to draw up a constitution, by-laws, ami
rules of order. < Mi September 22d the committee on
permanent organization presented a report, which was
unanimously adopted, ami made effective by the usual
list nf officers, with Col. Garnett Andrews a- the firsl
commander of the camp. The selection was an ex< el-
lent “lie. he being a veteran with a superb record, an
executive officer nf experience, ami a man of line skill
and ability. On October 6th the first regular meeting
was heW-the commander calling the camp t” ordi r
ami starting it well mi its routine of work. Com-
mander Andrews served until in January, 1887. A
re-election was urged upon him. Th< n I omrade -1. F.
Shipp, who had been, mure than any other one mem-
ber t<( the camp, instrumental in bringing it into ex-
istence, was unanimously elected commander. From
that time to the present, in the face of repeated refus-
als to serve, he has been re-elected. There isn’t any-
thing connected with the camp, it- interests and his-
tory, in which he has not been its chief inspiration.
The camp has enjoyed amazing prosperity and influ-
ence under bis various administrations.

APPOIA TMENT OF GEN. A. J. VAUQHAN.

Gen. W. II. Jackson, Major-General commanding
the United Confederate Veterans for Tennessee, has
issue, 1 the following general order from his headquar-
ters at Nashville :

“Acting under the power vested in me by tin
stitutimi of the United Confederate Veterans, I hereby
appoint Gen. A.J. Vaughan, of Memphis, a Brigadier-
t ieneral of the Tennessee Division of the United Con-
federate Veterans, vice Gen. Thomas F. Perkins, de-
ceased, i on Vaughan is ordered to assume command
<>( the Second Brigade >A’ said division at once and
proceed to the recruiting camps now in the brigade,
and also to the organization of new camps.”

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CONFEDERATE VETERAN.

MEM0R1 \1. HAY TO oil; HEAP solJUEHS.

It is widely known but merits record in theCoNi ed-
erate Vi ii ran, to credit the original source of Con-
federate Memorial Day. A late exchange says :

“Memorial Day is observed by both ( Ion federate and

Federal veterans, but its origin was in the South. It

first proposed by Mrs. Mary A. Williams, the

widow of a soldier of the Mexican and Civil Wars,

Maj. (lias. .1. William-, of Columbus, Georgia.”

The first observance of the day was about 1868, and
was quite g< neral, due largely to the agitation of the
subject by Albert Lamar, now deceased, but at that
time editor of the Columbus Sun, and the veteran ed-
itor John Martin, then in charge of the Columbus En-
quirt r and now political editor of the Atlanta Journal.

The day was fixed on the 26th of April, then so
fresh in the memories of the people of the South as

the date of Johnston’s surrender. ‘This date ha- been
generally observed since its inauguration in the more
southern State-, while Virginia and Kentucky, and
the more northern of the southern States, observe May
LOth, a- their Bowers are not abundant earlier.

After the ( lonfederate veterans had observed the day
for two or three years the custom was adopted by the
Union veterans, and May 30th fixed as Memorial Day.
Throughout the North, ami at all national cemeteries
in the South, tin- day is always observed with great
pomp and ceremony. It has been made a holiday,
and in the north all business is suspended.

The ex-Confederates of Missouri and their friends
have ever been zeaious in their efforts for their dis-
abled comrades and their honored dead. They have
he. ii wry zealous during the past two years in the

pro, iin mi lit of a Home for disahled soldiers. The

record they have made deserves publicity. In two
years they have raised in the aggregate for the pur-
pose $74,889.92. The Daughters of the Confederacy
ami other ladies’ societies throughout the state raised
$18,025. Tie- Daughters of the Confederacy of the
State of Missouri have assumed the task of erecting
the main building of this Confederate Home, which
is to cost $22,000. The building is now up ami under
roof, ami will In- finished by May next. It has a
frontage of ‘.hi feet, it is 110 feet deep, and is ar-
ranged for ion to 125 inmates. The buildings already
in use for the home have 82 men, women and children,
who are being eared for by the Association. The ( Ion-
federate II of Missouri is now one of the es-

tablished institutions of the State, ami one which is
paid for entirely by private contributions of her citi-
zens and of which -he may he proud. If there is all
ex-( ‘on federate soldier or any member of his fan i ily ill
a poor-house in the state of Missouri it is because the
faet uf such service is not known. The manner of
procuring t hi- large fund is worthy of imitation. The
Stale wa- laid off into fourteen districts and in every
<list riit creditable zeal wa- displayed. The smallest
sum raised in anyone was $636, and the largest $4,067.
The head officers of the ex-Confederate Association
of Missouri deserve greal credit for their zeal in he-
half of the Home and their maintenance of the or-

gamzatio

man. St.
Clinton :
Surgeon,
ur. r. II.

3812 Coo

K F. I’e
Cook. PI

Stone, K

11 Ken n
( laiennie

G. Willi;
Station :
Springfie

u. [ts officers are President, -lames Banner-
Louis; Vice l’n -id. in. Harvey W. Salmon,
Superintendent, M. I., licit. Higginsville;
J.J. Fulkerson, M. D., Higginsville ; Treas-
\ Eticketts, Mexico; Secretary. W. 1′. Harlow,
k avenue, St. Louis. Executive Committee:
ddicord, Hannibal; F. I. Pitts, Paris; A. C.
attsburg; Elijah dates. St. Joseph; John B.
ansas City; F. 1’. Bronaugh, Boonville; W.
an. Mexico; Henry Guibor, St Louis; frank
.St. Louis; Geo. T. McNamee, St. Louis; E.

ims. Waynesvillo; W. (‘. Uronaiiirh. Lewis
I I. C. Kennedy. Springfield; G. II. 1′. Catron,

M EMOEIAI. r, A/A AH AT RKTlMoSlK

The Ladies’ Memorial Associations, and all the Coil-
federate Veteran Camps of Richmond, will hold a
bazaar there April 11th tor the benefit of the monu-
ment now being raised to the private soldiers and sailors
of the Confederacy, and for the Confederate Museum,
to he established in the house in which President
Davis resided during the war. This house having
been given to the ladies by the city of Richmond,
they ask the help ..f every man, woman, and child, in
order that the entire South may share in the honor of
erecting these two memorials.

Each Confederate State will he represented by a ta-
ble bearing its name. Money and articles, small and
large, for table or restaurant, for use or beauty, should
he addressed to “Memorial liazaar,” Richmond, Va.
All packages forwarded free by Southern and Adams

Express ( Companies.

Mrs. E. D. Hotuhkiss, President Memorial Bazaar.

Mrs. Jos. Bryan, Pres. Hollywood Memorial Association.

Miss MayG. Baughman, Pres. Jr. Hollywood Mem. Ass’n.

Mrs. Albert Mayo, Pres. Oakwood Memorial Assoriatian.

Mrs. II. .1. Myers, Pres. Hebrew Memorial Association.

Mrs. .1. II. White, President Let Camp Auxiliary.

Mrs. .1. E. Stansbury, President Pickett Camp Auxiliary.

Mrs. .1. I). McIntyre, Recording Secretarj/.

Mr-. I.. C. Daniel, Corresponding Secretary.

Mrs. John B. Lightfoot, Treasurer.

Wild WAS GEN. WHITESIDE!

Aberdeen, S. D., November 20, 1892.

Deab Sir— Can you furnish nie the present address
of a Gen. Whiteside who, in 1862 and 1863, com-
manded a bi – ide of Confederate Cavalry, and in a
light engagement I 1 think i at Lamar. Miss., was
wounded ami taken prisoner. A friend of mine has
a pair of silver spur.- which he at that time took from
the General, and would now like lo return them to
him or his family. The lapse of time has, in my opin-
ion, made them very valuable to their former owner
as a relic, and my friend would take great pleasure in
returning them. Respectfully, I’. M< Ci.achi.in.

The above is republished IV February.

A NORTHERN lady, in speaking of Southern leaders
to an honored Tcnnessean, said : “I respect ( [en. Lee.”
He replied “The world respects Gen. Lee, madam.”

CONFEDERATE VETERAN.

35

UNITED CONFEDERATE VETERAN CAMPS.

ALABAMA.
POSTOFFICE. CAMP. NO. OFFICERS.

Bessemer Bessemer 157. ..W. K. Jones. N. H.Sewall.

Birmingham W.J.Hardee 3’j F. s Ferguson, R. E. Jones.

Eutaw Sanders 64…Capt. G H.Cole.F. H Mundy

Mobile.. Raphael Semmes. II. ..Capt. Thos. T. Roche, Win

!• M 1.1 1 .

Montgomery. .Lomax

E. Mickle.
lol…Capt. Emmei Seibels, .1. H.
Higglns.

ARKANS \-.

Alma Cabell

Bentonville Cabell 89 Capl N. S. Henry, A. J. Bates.

Centre Point Haller 1 a

1 11:11 1, Mon Pal 1 IcIiiii’iH- 191

< lonw ay.. -T< 11 1 ‘:in is

Fayetteville W. 11. Brooks 216

Fori Smith Ben T. Duval H6…Capt. P.T. Devaney, R.M. Fry.

Greenwood Ben McCulIoch ….. 194…

Hacketl 1 lit v.. Stonewall . . . 199

Hope Gratiot 203

Morrilton.. Robert W Harpei

Nash\ ill.- Joe Neal

Van Hin.ii lohn w 1 209 ..

FLORIDA.

BrookviUe W. W. Loring

13 ..Gen. John 1 ‘. Davant, ‘ ‘ol.

t- red 1 1. Robertson.

Uhipley. Chlplej . :>’…

Dade City Pasco C. V. Ass’n. 57 Capt John B. Johnston, A.

11. Ravi –

Femandino. .Nassau 101 Thos. A. H

Inverness. 1 Ward 148 Capt. W. C. Zimmerman, W.

S, Tn rner.

Jacksonville. ..K.K.I… 58 Gen. Wm. Baya, W.W.Tucker.

Jasper Stewart S I apt II. J. si. wart, John K.

llanna.
Lake City. Columbia Co 150 Capt. W. R. Moore, W. M. Ives.

Marianna. …. Milton 132 Capt W.D. Barnes, F. Philip.

Monticeilo Patton Anderson. 59 W. C. Bird, B. W. Parti

Ocala Marion Co. C. V. A apt. J. J. Fin Icy, Wm

Orlando.. Orangi Co 1 Capt. W. II. Jewell, B M.

Ri ibl nson.
Palmetto.. Geo. T.Ward a Japt J. C. Pelot, J.W.Netties.

Pensacola. . Ward C V. Ass’n.. 10 Capl 1;. J. Jordan, C. V.

I 1 ipson.

quiii. -v D.L.Kenan 11 pt R. H. M, Davidson, D.

M. McMillan.

St. Augustine E. Klrby Smith 175.. .Capt. J. A. Enslow, Jr.

Sanford …Gen. J. Pinnegan 11:1 Capt. A. M. Thrasher, C. II.

1 .Her.

Tallahassee Lamar 161 1:. V.Whitfield.

Tampa Hillsboro 36 C’t. F. W.Merrin.H.L. Crane.

Titust ille Indian Rivet … . 1: I ‘1. 1 Pi Iti hi tt, \. K 1

GEt IRQ] \

Atlanta Fulton Co., Ga 159 Gen. W. L. Calhoun, John F.

1 Iwards.
Dalton. Jos.E. Johnston 1 Capt. \. F. Roberts, 1 i

Blanton.

Ringgold Ringgold .

Spring Place John B. Qordoi lapt. II E. Wilson, W. II.

Ramsey.

ILLINOIS

< thlcago Ex-t on. Ass’n….

S 1 ‘t.J. W. White, K. L. France.

INDIAN TERRITORY.

Ardmore rohn 11. Morgan 107.. 1 apt .1. 1.. < laut, R. Scales.

Me A lest, -r leff Lee 68 Gen. N. P.Guy, R. B. Coleman.

KENTUCKY.

Bowling Green..Bowling Green M3 Capt. W. F. Perry, James \.

Mitchell.

Cynthiana Ben Desha 99…Capt.D. M.snj ,1, ,. j.w Boyd

Danville I. Warren Grlgsby…214 .Capt. K. M.Green, John H.

Baugbman.
Georgi town Georgetown 98.. .Capt. A. H. .Sinclair, J. Webb.

Harrodsburg — William Preston … 96. .. Capt. B. W. Allin, John Kane.
Lawrenceburg. Ben Hardin Helm. ..101. ..Capt. P. H. Thomas, John P.

Vaughn.
Lexington 1. C. Breckinridge …100…Gen. J. Boyd, »;. C. Snj der.

Mt. Sterling Roj S. 1 Ink.’ 201. ..Col. Thomas Johnson. \v. T.

Havens.

Paducah A. P. Thompson l74…C’t.W.G. Bullitt, J. M. Brown.

Paris John H. Morgan 96…Capt A. T. Forsyth, Will A.

Gaines.

KENTUCKY— Continued.

POSTOFFICE. 1 \MP. NO. OFFICERS.

Richmond Thomas B.Collins 215…Capt Jas. Tevis, N. B. Death-

. rage
Russellville. John W. Caldwell 139 Maj. J. B. Briggs. \v. r.. Mc-

carty.

Versailles Alex Buford

pt. los. c. Bailey, Russell
V. Bishop.

LOUISIAN \
Alexandria JefT Davis, 6 Gen. Geo. O. Watts, Capt, W.

W. Whittington.

Amite City. Unite City > Capt. A. P. Richards, G. W.

Banks ton.

Baton Rouge Baton Roug it Gen. John McGrath, 1″. \v.

H. Ionian.

Berwick Winchester Hall ,.178…Capt. M. W. Bateman, F. 0.

1 1. 11.
-onvill. Maj.v. Mau-in. .88 Capt. S. A.Poche, P. Ganel.

1: L.Gibson 33 < ol W m M 1 well, I.t .John-

son.
Ditchings.

Lake Charles Calcasieu C. Vet 62 I ipt W. A. Knapp, W. 1.

llu
I,. Providen
Mansfleld Mouton 11 …Capt. C. Scbuler, T. O. r

I- h Norw I ii” Capl D. T. Merrick, J. Jewell

1 … …

Natchitoches. .Natchitoches 10 Capt. J. Up. Prudhi le, C.

1 I . \ y.

■ cans. VrmyofN. Vb I …Col. W. R, Lyman, Thos. B.

O’Bi

N.« Orleans. ArmyofTenn 2. ..Gen. J. Glynn Jr., N.C’uny.

New Orleans. Wash. Artillerj F. Lieut-

V \.lani.

Henry St. Paul. .18 Gen Jos. Demoruelle, Col. M.
1 1 lucroe.
Opelousas. R. E. L 14 Capt L. D Prescott, Col. B.

Bloomficld.

Plaquemlne. Iberville I s Capt Chas. II. Dickinson,

John L. D
Rayvllli Richland 152. ..Capt. John S. Summerlln, O.

I Smith.

Rustin Rustln 7 Capt A.Barksdale, J. L. Bond.

Shreve] Cant Wm. Kinney, Will II.

lunnard.
Camp Moo 0.1 icki r, ‘■. K.

Taylor.
Thibodaux.. Braxton Bragg

MISSISSIPPI.
Booneville….. W. H. H. Tlson pt D. T. Beall, J.W. Smith.

Columbus [sham Harrison 27 Di B. \ W. A.

rami
Crysta a Humphreys. 19. Capt. C. Humphries, J. M.

Mil. A .

Edwards W. A. Montgomery W. A. Montgomery, 11.

v\ Barrett.
Fayette.. J.J.Whilnej 2 Capt W. L. Stephen, W K.

Penny.
L Rej nolds.

Gn inula W. R. Barksdale

Hattiesburg n 21 Capt D. Hart field, Evan

II ii.

Holly Springs KitMotl I. F. Fant, S. H. Pryor.

Jackson. Robt. V.Sinlth 24…Capt.W.D.Holder,G.SJ

Ma. -on las Longstreet i” 1 CaptW. H. Foote, J. L. Griggs.

Meridian Walthall . w F.Brown.B.V. White.

Miss. City… I :. an voir 120. ..Gen. J. R. Davis, F. S. Hewes.

Natchez Mat he! 20 Lieut-Col. F. .1. V. Lei and,

1 11 [opkins.
laiborne… V.K.Joues, W.W.Moore’.

Rolling Fork .P 190…

Roseds e Montgomery 52 Col. F. A. Montgomery, Chas.

« i arrar.

Tupelo lohn M St n 13 lohu M. Stone, P. M.

Sa vi

Vlcksburg Vicksl

w Iville W iville ..

1 Capl D.A.I ampbell.C. Davis.
1!’ Capt .1. II. Jon,-. P. M.
Stockett
Yazoo Cltj Kazoo Camp 176. .. Capt S. D. Robertson, W. R.

Met “ntrheon.

MISSOURI.
Kansas City Kansas City. . S0…C’t J. W. Mercer, G. B. Spratt

N..KI II 1 IROLINA.

Clinton Sampson 1 37 … It . H. Holliilay. (‘. F. Hi -ning.

Concord. Cabarrus Co. C.V.A..212…

Newton Catawba 162 …t ‘tj. G.Hall, L R.Whiteuer.

OKLAHOMA.

Norman i;en. J. B. Gordon. .200…

Oklahoma C’t D. H. Hammon. 177. ..Capt .1. W. Johnston. John

“■ x r.

t’asler.

86

C( >\FEDERATE VETERAN.

SOU! H CAROLINA.

‘ I’ > I on-. no. 01 PICRBS.

Aiken Barnard E. Hee -I Capt, H 11. Teague, J. N.

W Igfall.
St Georges. Stephen Elliott 51. J. Otey Reed.

TENN1 SSI i

Chattanooga …..N. R Forresl i Gen. J F. Bhlpp, L. T. Dick-
inson.

Clarksvlllc .Forbes 77 Cant T. 11. Smith, Cloy

Stacker.

FayeltevlUe S’kelford-Fulton lM…Col. James D. Tillman, W. H.

I ‘.l-llHUI.

Franklin.. Ibhn 1. McEwen Cant. B. F. Roberts, H. N.

TEX as— I’uKtiti in ,/.
POBTOFFICE. 0AM!’. Mi. DFFICBB&

Fori Worth K. E. Lee I68…J. \v. Friend, Eugene Burr.

Fnwl R- Q. Mills l08…Capt A. Chamberlain, It. M.

‘apt A. CI

F. Wake

apt. R. F. I
Richardson.

Jackson John Ingram 37…Capt E. S. Mallory, S. E. Ker-

i..lf.
Knoxvtlle ….. Felix K. Zolllcoffer…46…Capt John F. Horn. Chas.

Ducloux.
Knoxvllle… Fred lull 6…C0I. Frank a. Moses, MaJ. J.

W. S. Frlerson.
Lewlsburg Ml. nil 55…Capt. w. l’. Irvine, \V. G.

1.1. .yd.
McKenzie. . Stonewall Jackson.. 12 Capt. Marsh Atklsson, Dr. J.

1′. 1 Milium.
Memphis…. Con. His. Ass’n 28…Col. C. W. Frazer, R J. Black.

Murfreesboro. .Joe B.Palmer 81. ..Capt. W. s. MeLemore.Wm.

Led better.
Nashville Frank Cheatham…. 85.. Elder R. Lin Cave. ( ..1. John

l’. Hickman.
Shelbyvllle Win. Frlerson B8…Capt John M. Hastings. Jno.

I ■■ Arnold.
Tullahoma Pierce R Anderson 17:1 .Capt. J. P. Bennett. W. .1.

Travis.

Winchester Turuey 12. ..(.’apt. W. H. Brannan, .1. J.

Martin.

TEXAS.

Abilene Abilene 72. ..T. W. Dougherty.

Abilene Taylor Co 69…Col. II. 1.. Bentley, Theo.

lli-yck.

A Ivarado Alvarado 160. J. H. Posey.

Athene Howdy Martin 65. ..(‘apt. I’ M. Morgan, W. T.

Eustace.
Atlanta Stonewall JackBOn.. 91. ..Capt. J. D. Johnson, James

N. Simmons.
Austin John BHood 103…Capt. Wm. M. Brown, (has.

11. Powell.
“‘tit A. S. Johnston. 75…Capt. Jeff Cbaisson, Tom J-

Russell.
!’■’ Itow Bell Co. ex-Cou As..l22…Capt. H. M.Cook, It. H. Tur-

ner.

Bonbam Sul Ross 164 1 apt. .1. 1′. Holmes.

Brownwood Stonewall Jackson. .118. ..Capt Carl Vincent, R. L.

Archer.
Bryan I. B. Robertson ….’…124. (apt. 11. B. Stoddard, \V. 11.

Harmon.
Buffalo Gap L.K.Moody — …(‘apt. Ben F. Jones, J. J.

apt. Ren
Eubank.

‘ant. J. 1

Hlgginl

Calvert W. P. Townsend 111. ..Capt J. 11. Drennon, C. W.

lgglnbotbam.
( amerson Hen McCullough 29…Capt. E.J. Mclver, Joseph R.

Moore.

Canton James L. Hogg 183. ..Capt T. J. Towles, W. D.

iii pson.

Carthage Horace Randall 188…J. R. Bond, J M. Wool worth.

Cleburne Pat Cleburne 88…Capt 1 1. T. Plummer, M. s.

Rahle.
Colorado Mbert Sidney — …Capt. W. v. Johnson, Thos.

i(. Mullin.
Columbus Shropshire-Upton ..112. ..Capt 1 leo. Mc( lormlck, J. .1

Dick.
Coleman John Pelham 76…Capt. J. J. Callan, Jam.- M

Williams.
Corpus Christ i. Jos. E. Johnston 88.. .Capt II. H. Sutherland, M. (‘.

Spann.

Corslcana C. M. Winkler l47…Capt. 1:. M. Collins.

Crocketl Crocket! Ul…Capt. Enoch Braxson, J. F.

Martin.

falilwell 1 amp Rogers 112. J. F. Matthews.

Dallas si. rllng Price 81.. Capt. J. J. M r, Gen. Wm.

L. Thompson.
Decatur Ben McCulloch 80…Capt. Will A. Miller, A. Ed

wards.
Denton Sul Ross 129 Capt. Hugh McKenzie, J. R.

Barton.
Dublin Erath & Comanche.. 85…Gen. J. T. Harris l E Gll-

l.-lt.

Emma Lone Star Ins …

Fairfield Wm.L. Moody 87. ..Capt Geo.T. Bradley. L. G.

Salidifcr.

Farney Camp Bee 130. ..Capt T. M. Daniel, S. G.

Fleming.

Held.

Gainesville Jos. I-:. Johnston 119.. Capt. J M. Wright, John T.

Walk.-r.

Galveston. Magruder 105… Gen. T. N. Waal, chris c.

Beavans.
Gatesville Ex-C. A.Coryell Co.185. W. l.. Saunders.

Goldthwalte Jeff Davis… 117. JJal. J. E. Martin, F. M.Tay-

1 …n/a tea Gonzales

Graham Young County….

lor.
..186. Maj. W. B. Savers. M. East-
land.

127 (apt A. T. Gay, V. M. Ed-
wards.

Granbury Gran bury 67. ..J. A. Formivalt. I. R. Morris.

Hamilton \. s. Johnston Hi; (apt \V. T. Saxon, C. C.

Powell.

Hemstead Tom Green 188 (apt Van I!. Thornton. Sam

Schwarz.

Henrietta Sul Ross 172. ..(‘apt F. J. Barrett, C. K. Pat-
terson.

Hillsboro Hill County 166. ..Wm. A. Fields.

Houston Dick Howling 197.

Kaufman Geo. D. Mani.ui 145.. Capt. Jos. Huffmaster, E. s.

Pipes.

Kingston A.s. Johnston 71. ..Capt J. F. Puckett, T. J. Fos-
ter.

Ladonla Robt E. Lee 126. ..Capt G. W. Hlakcncy. F. W.

Blakeney.
LaGrange Col.B.Tlmmons 61. ..Capt. R. 11. Phelps, N. Hol-

man.
Lampasas R. E. Lcc 66. ..J. S. Lauderdale, D. C.

Thomas.
Lubbock F.R.Lubbock Ills (apt W. D. Crump, G. W.

Shannon.

Madlsonvllle John G. Walker 128. ..R. Wiley.

Meridian A. S. Johnston ll.’i ..(‘apt Robert Donnell, J. W.

Adams iai-1 inc..
Merkel Merkel 79. ..Capt J. T. Tucker, A. A.

Baker.

Mexia Joe Johnston 94. ..Cant C. L. Watson, H. W.

Williams.
Minneola Wood County 158 Capt, J. 11. Huftmaster, Geo.

A. Cage.

Mt. Enterprise.. Kosscr 82.. (‘apt T. Turner, B. Blrdwell.

Mt. Pleasant Col. Dud Jones 121… Capt. (‘. L. Dillahunty, .1. (‘.

Turner.

Montague Bob Stone 93. ..Capt R. Bean, R. D. Rugeley.

MeKinney Collin County 109. Gen. W.M. Bush, H. C. Mack.

Navasota Pal Cleburne 102. Capl.W. E. Harry. It. M. West.

Oakville lohn Donaldson — …

Palestine Palestine 44. ..Capt J. W. Ewlng, J. M.Ful-

Liuwlder.
Paris A. S. Johnston 7ll (‘apt. Geo. H. Provine, John

W. Webb.
Paint Rock reff Davie 168. .(‘apt w. T. Mell J. W.

Ralchford.

Rockwall Rockwall 74. ..(‘apt M.S. Austin, N. C Ed-
wards.

Roby W. W. Loring 154 ..(‘apt D. Speer, W. ii. Smith.

San Antonio A.S.Johnston 111. .(‘apt Johu s. Ford. Taylor

McRae.

Seymour… Bedford Forrest 86…Capt T. H. C. Peery, R. J.

Browning.

Sherman Mildred Lee mi (apt. .1. T. Wilson, R. Walker.

Sue, iwalir. K. (‘. Walthall 112. (apt W. D. Heal I, J. 11. Free-
man.

Sulphur Sp’gs. Man Ashcrofl 170. ..(‘apt. It. M. Henderson. M. G.

Miller.

Taylor A. S. Johnston 185 (apt M. Koss, P. Hawkins.

Tyler V.S.Johnston 18… Capt James P. Douglas, sid

S. Johnson.

Vernon Camp Cabell 125 (apt Shera E. Hatchett, M.

D. Davis.

Waxahachle reff Davie 108. (‘apt R. P. Mackey, W. M.

McKnlght.
Weallierford, ..Tom Green ltd (apt . I. P. Rice, M. V. Kln-

lllsoll.

Wichita Falls… W. J. Hardee 73… Capt. c. R. Crockett, N. A.

Robinson.

VIRGINIA.

Reams Station. .J. E. B. Stuart 211…

Richmond George E. Picketts..204…

Roanoke William Watls 205 ..

Williamsburg ..McG ruder- lCwell 210…

WASHINGTON, D. C.

Washington Wash. City Con 171. ..Mai. Albert Akers.

CONFEDERATE VETERAN.

87

CON FEDERATE MON I ” M E N TS.

The January edition of the CONFEDERATE VETERAN
was so short of meeting the demand, and as a history
of Confederate monuments, complete as possible, is
determined upon, some of the following statistics is
a repetition of what was published before.

The same is true in regard to those “who have
worked for the monument.” It is an honor list, and
deserves the knowledge and the gratitude of all other
patriots. The monument history “ill amaze the civ-
ilized world. With all the poverty and depression
that followed the fatal results of the war. the hun-
dreds and hundreds of thousands of dollars so ex-
pended, when computed, will he a dazzling record of
patriotism ami affection for the heroes who rushed
into the jaws of death. Let every community see
that what they have done to honor our dead be com-
municated for publication in the Confederate Vet-
eran. It will he a feature, ere long, to compile a 1 i r-t
of memorials in different States and report tabulated
statements in the aggregate.

The Confederate Mom mi m vt.Savannah. — The
Confederate Soldiers’ Monument in the parade ground
was erected hy the Ladies’ Memorial Association to
the memory of the Confederate dead. The monument
stands upon a raised terrace, and is capped by a bronze
statue of a Confederate soldier at “parade rest.” On
the die of the monument is the dedication :

“Come from the four winds,
(i breath,
A ml breathe upon these slain
Thai they may live.”
“To TiiK Confederate Dead, 1861-1865.”

The monument was built from a design by Robert
Reid, of Montreal, Canada. In style it is modern
Italian. It stands ahout lift v feet in height from the
base to the crown of the figure by which it is sur-
mounted. On the hase of the pilasters are appropriate
mottoes. The north panel on the first stage shows a
figure in alto relievo, a prostrate woman representing
the South in mourning: from her left hand she lets
fall a branch of laurel. In one corner of the panel is
a group of weeping willows with their drooping
branches. The reverse panel is left vacant, although
tin’ design provides for its occupancy by a figure, also
alto relievo, of a military character. Above the panels
is a rich cornice. The next stage was originally an
open canopy supported on pilasters, underneath which
was a marble statue of Silence, hut this was removed
and the space tilled with stone to strengthen the
structure. Above this is another stage, deeply recessed
and moulded, and ornamented with draped banners,
guns and satires. The topmost panel is exquisitely
moulded and forms the hase upon which rests the
figure. The corner-stone of the monument was laid
June 1(>, 1875, and the monument was unveiled in
May, 1876. The bronze statue is a work of art. Ease,
grace and manliness distinguish the figure, and the
musket, worn hat, and tattered clothing are true to
the life, reproducing with wonderful exactness the
rents, patches, darns ami rude sewing that betray the
deprivations and hardships which the Confederate

soldiery had to endure in their gallant, but painful,

struggle of four years of unsuccessful warfare.

A Fine Monument at Augusta, Georgia.— Mrs.

Fanny D. Nelson, Aiken. S. (‘.: “I write to send
you my subscription for the Confederate Vet-
eran and to thank you for sending me the second
number to look at. It is full of life and interest, and,
while preserving the memory of past heroism, it stim-
ulates faithfulness to In ing issues and to present duty.
The poem regarding the l>avis Monument is very fine,
not only rhythmical and poetical in form, hut ringing
with a lofty nobility and fervor. Last week Brother
W. A. and ‘his his wife and I were in Augusta, and
saw in the middle of Broad street, that smoothly and
beautifully paved thoroughfare, a tall white monu-
ment. It was erected to the soldiers of Richmond
county. There was a track for electric strict cars on
either Side, and in the midst of the travel and traffic
of daily life stood that silent hut eloquent memorial
.to the heroic dead, We read the inscriptions to their
worth and valor, but my memory has brought away

only these two lines :

■•No nation rose so white and fair.
None fell so purr from ci

” It 1- made of some white stone, with a life-size fig-
ure on the top. and figures on the corners, and severa
bas-reliefs. 1 wish 1 had taken an exact description
of it. so that I might now contribute it to your inter-
esting journal. May your success be commensurate
with the holy cause you represent. Address a sample
copy to Mrs’. W. E. Moore, Helena, Ark. She is the
niece of Ex-President Polk, and is deeply interested
in all Confederate matters. No doubt you know her.
I.he is a tluent and facile writer.”

Monuments in New Orleans.- The Confederate
Monument in Greenwood Cemetery, built hy the La-
dies’ Benevolent Association, 1- of white marble, sur-
mounted by a figure of a< onfederate infantryman “on
guard.” Around the pedestal are the busts of Lee,
Sidney Johnston, Polk and ” Stonewall.” It was un-
veiled’ in 1867. Value. $25,000.

Natchez. Mis-.: ” We have built a very handsome
monument to our Confederate dead costing $3,000. It
is a shaft with life-size soldier in marble. Statue
made in Italy.”

Confederate Monuments in South Carolina. —

Concerning Confederate monuments in South Caro-
lina. Wm. E. Breese, President First National Bank,
Asheville, North Carolina, writes: “I notice that you
omit South Carolina so far from your list of memo-
rial monuments. 1 know no state so full of them,
and none as tine, except in Richmond. In Charles-
ton the Washington Light Infantry have erected two.
on, $8,000, the other $13,000; Irish Volunteers, one
for $15,000; Charleston Light Dragoons, $1.4, ; Ger-
man Artillery, $20,000; Ladies’ Memorial Association,
825,000; one to John Mitchell, the Irish patriot, $5,-
000: S. II. Anderson (Fighting Dick), $2,000; Gen.
Ripley. $2,000. The old Citadel Academy and all the
churches have on walls and vestibules memorial tab-
lets Columbia has one, Camden, Cheraw, Greenville,
Anderson, etc. I write only from memory, being a
former South Carolinian. I have always thought that
South Carolina headed the list. The Richmond mon-
uments were from contributions all over the South.
The South Carolina monuments are all home affairs.”

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CONFEDERATE VETERAN.

Newberry, S C. : “The ladies have erected a mon-
ument to the Confederate dead from this county in
the court house square. Ii is of marble, and costs
$1,300.”

Anderson, S. C: “iiur noble w en have organ-
ized a < lonfederate Menu ‘rial Association, and are now
raising funds to erect a monument in our city.”

MoNUMENl “I ARM1 01 TENNESSEE. Mound COn

taining t • -nil is for deceased members, surmounted by
equestrian statue of Albert Sidney Johnston in bronze.
At the entrance t” vaults is a marble life size figure of
a Confedei eant calling his roll. Value $35,000.

A movement was* started for a Confederate monu-
ment at Fayetteville, Tenn., bul it was ahand< 1 on

int of a disastrous cyclone which swept the town.

Jackson, Tenn., has erected a tall shaft To feet high,
including the figure of a Confederate soldier at parade
rest . It is in the court-house yard.

The people of Tipton Co. Tenn.. arc raising funds for
county monument, and have contributed more than
$50 to the Davis monument.

The ex-Confederate Association of Grayson County,
Texas, are preparing to erect on the public square ai
Sherman, a $2,500 monument to the memory of ex-
< lonfederate soldiers.

Monument of Washington Artillery. — Marble
shaft on mound, statue of an artilleryman on t”)..

6] ge staff in hand. On the base are inscribed the

names of those members of the command who were
killed or died in sen ice, also the name- of sixty en-
gagements in which the command participated. I a
veiled Feb. 22, L880. Value, $15,000.

MoNUMENl OF THE Al.MY OF W’l.sr VIRGINIA. — A

column 50 feet above the ground, or 38 feet above the
mound on which it stands, i >n the summit is a stone
statue of Stonewall Jackson, 8 feet 9 inches high.
Under the mound are vaults for the dead Jefferson
]>avis’ remains are deposited there at present. Un-
veiled .May, L881. Value, $25,000.

Robert E. Lee Monument. -A Doric column of
granite on a grassy mound, surmounted by bronze
statue of Lee L5 feet high. Entire height, 106 feel s
inches. Column, 60 feet. Unveiled Feb. 22, 1884.
It is in St. Charles street. Value, $40,000.

Moni ments in Richmond. Monument to 12,000
Confederate dead in Hollywood Cemetery, a granite
pyramid 15 feet square and 90 feet high, erected by
the ladies of the Hollywood Memorial Association ai
a cosl of about $50,000, now almost covered by that
beautiful evergreen vine, the Virginia creeper.

Maj. J. Thomas Dunn, Portsmouth, Va.: “In your
record of Monuments Portsmouth was left out. Allow
me to say that Portsmouth has riot forgot her dead

soldiers. She has a fine tument that cost about

$9,000. It is 55 feel high, and has a statue on each
corner representing infantry, cavalry, art illery and the

na\ y.”

Monuments over the grave of Gen. J. E. B.Stuart,
in Hollyw I Cemetery, to the dead of Pickett’s Di-
vision and the ‘lead of Otey Battery both on Gettys-
burg Hill in Hollywood and to the Richmond How-
itzers, on Howitzer Place, just west of Monroe Park,
represent an outlay of approximately 810,000.

The greatest monument to a Confederate that has
ever been erected, size and quality of material con-
sidered, is the Lee monument in Richmond. In the
reference to it elsewhere no idea of its magnitude can
be had except that it cost $75,000, A more accurate
description may be i xpected hereafter.

Monument to the Private Soldiers and Sailors of the
Confederacy, in Marshall Park, overlooking the site of
Libby Prison, a copy of Pompey’s Pillar, surmounted
by a heroic bronze figure of the Confederate Infantry-
man, erected by private subscriptions at a cost of
about $50,

Heroic Statue, in bronze, of Gen. T. J. Jackson, by
Foley, presented by admiring Englishmen to the peo-
ple of Virginia, erected in Capitol Square on a granite
base, at the expense of the state. Aggregate cost,
about $15,000.

Bronze Equestrian statue of Gen. 1!. E. Lee, by
Mercie, ornamental granite pedestal, from designs by
Pujot, a i the western extremity of Franklin St.. erected
by private subscriptions at a cost of about 875,000.

Bronze Heroic Statue of Gen. Wm. C. Wickham,
by Valentine, provided by private subscription, and
erected in Monroe Park on a granite base at the ex-
pense of the city. Total cost, about $15,000.

Bronze Heroic Statue of Lieut. Gen. A. P. Hill, by
Sheppard, erected over Hill’s remains on the Hermit-
age Road just north of the city, by private subscrip-
tions, at a cost of about $15,000.

Monument to 17,000 Confederate dead in Oakwood
Cemetery, a massive granite obelisk, erected by the

Ladies of the Oakw 1 Memorial Association, at a cost

of about $5,000.

Movements are well advanced for an Equestrian
Statue of Gen. J. E. P>. Stuart, and a monument to
( Jen. John R. ( looke.

Winchester, Va., has erected a 810, (Kill monument to
the unknown Confederate dead in Stonewall Cem-
etery. In addition to this principal monument, dif-
ferent Slates have erected shafts. There is one for

Virginia that cost $1,000. Maryland has a superb
structure, capped with a statue of a private soldier, by
O’Brien, that cost $2,500. The statue was made on
an order that failed and the work was procured ai a

sma 11 percentage of its value.

Portsmouth, Va,, has honored her soldier dead in a
highly creditable way. It is in a monument that cost
about $9,000, is fifty-five feet high, and has a statue on
each curiier of the base. The statues represent the
four branches of service I nfantry, < lavalry, Ail illery,
and Navy.

A monument is being erected near Newport News,
Va., to cost between one and two thousand dollars. It
is the work of the Lee Camp of Confederate veterans
and thei r friends at I [ampton Va.

Woodstock, Va. : Subscriptions have been made
in this county for the Lee monument at Richmond,
Jackson, Lexington and elsewhere,

t Shepardstown, Va.: A Confederate monument has
been erected at a cost of $2,500. It is a marble shaft.

Culpepper, Va., has a monument that cost $1,000.

CONFEDERATE VETERAN.

89

BRAVE ACT BY A UNION SOLDIER.

A gentlemanly barber, at the shop of Charles Breyer,
Nashville, is Charles A. Hitchcock. Attracted by a
pencil sketch that he had made of a woman’s head-
he is an excellent artist with brush, also — 1 made his
acquaintance and handed him a copy “l’ the Confed-
erate Veteran. He was much pleased, ami after
reading, sent it to his daughter in Philadelphia, who
is a gifted contributor to Jewish Women. He told me
an interesting story of how he was wounded at 1 Gettys-
burg by. a splinter that was shot from a fence-rail; of
his being sent tn the field hospital, which was a barn :
and how, while sitting mi the floor leaning against a
post, he thoughl he had been killed. A cannon hall
struck the post and he was knocked quite a distance

away from it. He thoughl his hark was all shot away.

and he watched fur the moment that he would lose
consciousness. Although he dreaded to investigate
his awful condition, he put his hand behind him and
found thai the ball had not touched him.

Mr. Hitchcock deserves the fellowship of Confede-
rates. He was a hero mi the other side. At the dedi-
cation nt tin’ monument to his regiment, the II lth
New York, at Gettysburg, the orator -aid:

” But not tin- leaders a lour is our meed of praise dm’.
Gettysburg has hern aptly st \ led t lir ‘ Soldiers’ Battle.’
It was not the sword of the officer, bul the muski t of
the private, that turned the tide of battle. The count-
less graves stretching in radiant lines down yonder hill-
side, tell the story of the heroism and the sacrifi
the private soldier. Unheralded is his fame; forgotti n
excepl by few, is his name. In recalling an incident
of the third day’s hat tlr, w Inch reveals the metal of the
men who stood in the ranks of the 111th. confronting
the foe, I shall be pardonod a passing tribute to one of
your number. When Sergt. Charles A. Hitchcock,
taking his life in his hands, sped forth from your ranks
across the open plain where the very air was quivering
with deadly missiles and fired the building from which
the enemy s sharpshooters were pouring an unerring,
deadly fire into your ranks, his heroic daring shed a
halo of glory upon your arms, of which you may well
be proud. A jusl recognition of this brave deed subse-
quently secured for him a merited promotion upon the
recommendation of his Division commander.”

In another battle Lieut. Hitchcock was severely
wounded and gets a pension of $15 per month.

ABOUT SOUTHERN BOOKS.

A Kenti 1 kv Story. “The Old-Time Child, Ro-
berta,” by Mrs. Sophie Fox Sea, is one of the most
patriotic stories that has.beenput in print lately. It
is a Kentucky story of home life on the farm, by a
Kentucky author ami publisher. It is on sale in
bookstores. While written as for children, it will
bring tears to the eyes of veterans. Roberta’s father
was Robert Marsden, a yankee, who was so indignant
that his wife would not sell slaves and land and go
North with him that in hot blood he went off. leaving
her behind. Ten years had passed and the silence was
still unbroken until the child, horn soon after he had
left and named for him, learned that a Colonel by her
father’s name was ill in the county town. She made
way for restoration between “yankee” papa and
“‘rebel” mamma. The story does no discredit to old
Kentucky.

In concluding an interesting letter, printed else-
where. Mrs. .1. .1. Dickison, of Florida, states that the
Veteran sanctum would be invaded by “Dickison
ami his men.” Explanation comes in a delayed mail.
A Floridian found it in the hands of a negro woman
who had destroyed the address. A complimentary
imte on the fly leal’ saved it to our “sanctum.” Mrs.
Mary Elizabeth Dickison gives a reminiscence of the
war in Florida. This 1. 00k. also tin Southern Cross
ami other poems, by Mrs. Lillian Rozell Messenger,
now of Washington City, will have attention in April.

Concerning ” How It Was,” a book written by Mrs.
Irhy Morgan, of Nashville. “Bill Arp” says: ” It is

delightfully refreshing to a veteran. ‘I was all along
thar.’ Many of the actors in the scenes 1 knew, and
could follow you all the way. These memories are
sad hut sweet, 1 thank you tor the hook, and my
children thank you, foi a- tiny grow older they be-
come more interested in the splendid record.” Mr.
Albert Roberts says: ” Its chief charm is in its ‘un-
premeditated art.’ Us naturalness, sincerity, and sim-
plicity.” Dr. I». c. Kelley say-: “It is just a great
big heart pouring out truthful and touching mem-
ories. No history written compares with it in truth-
fulness, vividness, variety, and the pathos of its
pictures. If you want to .ry fifty times in one day,
and laugh almost as many times, !_ r et this hook and
read it.” It i- sent with year’s Veteran for $1.25.

Mrs. Ann E.Snyder, of Nashville, has furnished a
civil war history which has been adopted by many
scl Is in different Southern State- and has enthusi-
astic devotees in men ami women who hunger that

tin truth he told.

rhe Nashville Min
It seems fitting that so great a number of ” true and
tried” men a- comprise the Confederate veterans of
to-day should have an organ through uln.li informa
tion may be conveyed to every section. That need
seems to havi been met in a practical wax- by the

C’OXFEDl RATI VETl RAN, a- edited hy Mr. S. A. Cun-

ningham, whose initial signature, ” S. A. C,” has been
well known ami popular in Tfu Daily American for
several yen- Mr. Cunningham’s service as general
agent of the Davis Monument Fund for more than a
yeai ha- given him a thorough knowledge of thi
for an organ of Confederate veterans, and right well
has h. begun it. The January issue is brim lull ot
good things, loyal in every thought to his comrades,
\ 1 1 50 dignified ami respectful to the other side as to
command universal good will. The current number
has many art icles 1 if value.

[Nashville American, January 80.]

Notice of The Confederate V eter \n. published a

week or so ago. may have seemed a little extravagant
in a mere glance at the publication, hut it has been a
success throughout the Southern country. Without
attempt at display Mr. Cunningham touched the
hearts of southern people, without publishing a line
Offensive to others, and he showed the need of just
such a publication, making it worthy a place in any
library, and so cheap that club rates have been ignored.
Eminent women of the South have subscribed and are
volunteer solicitors.

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CONFEDERATE VETERAN.

JArtUARY EDITION EXHAUSTED.

ITS LEADING ARTICLES WILL BE REPUBLISHED IN THE APRIL NUMBER.

Of the first issue of the CONFEDERATE VETERAN there were printed 5,000 copies, which
were mailed to Veteran organizations throughout the South, and other interested friends. The
acceptance and approval were so instantaneous that the edition was far short of the demand,
and this circular is sent in explanation to the recent subscribers. It is also distributed freely,
as its testimonials establish its merit to public favor.

The following testimonials certainly are unprecedented in behalf of a publication so
small and upon but two issues. The remarkable fact is stated, with humble pride, that there
are so far no unkind critics.

Now is the time for open-hearted liberality. Don’t borrow from a neighbor, but sub-
scribe, and get others to do so. Solicit advertising for it, the price is low.

Judge E.J. Barrett, Harrietta, Tex., sends three and
hopes to send others soon.

Capt. B. II. Teague, Aiken, S. C, sends eight names
with -?4 and expects to send more.

George F. Miller, [ndianapolis, [nd., “read it with
much pleasure,” and sends two subscriptions.

Judge D.C.Thomas, Lampassas, Tex. : “This makes
seven that I have sent, and I wish it was seventy.”

Maj. I>. s. Satterwhite, Decatur, Tex.: “Please find
$2.50 inclosed, for which send the Veteran as herein
directed.

Col J. F. Bryant, Franklin, Va., along with his sub-
scription, volunteers to get a good club at the next
meeting of his < ‘amp.

Miss Elizabeth Fraser Price, Nashville: “I inclose a
check for $3 for six subscriptions to the Confederate

VETERAN. Find the names below.”

T. I!. Close, Caseyville, Ky. : “I received your cir-
cular to-day, and send two subscriptions. — Here is for

two more before I seal the envelope.”

II B. Stoddard, Adjutant General Texas Division,
1’. (‘. V., Bryan: ” Will send you a few subscribers; it
tills a long felt want.” He has sent several.

Otis S. ‘I’ raver, Sanford, Fla. : “Inclosed I send four
subscriptions. Keep me posted as to what I can do
for you, ami I will do it.” ile sends others.

In sending four subscriptions, Mrs. Joseph W. Allen,
of Nashville, says : “You ought to, and I hope will,
have one hundred thousand subscribers.”

Col. John G. Ryan, Chicago, 111.: ” Send a few sam-
ple copies. When I see any of the ‘ old Confed.’ boys,
will call attention to their duty.”

Mrs. A. G. V., Ocean Springs, Miss.: “Please find
inclosed SI for subscription to Confederate Veteran.
Received the sample copy. Very much pleased with it.

R. H. Dykers, Waynesville, N. C: “I am glad to see
the flame of our sacred altars is burning so brightly,
and hope that it will warm our hearts to great en-
deavors.”

George S. Powell, President Loan, Abstract and Con-
struction Company, Asheville, X. C, sends five sub-
scriptions ($2.50) and asks for sample copies that he
may get more.

Mrs. .1. X. I’,.. Fredericksburg, Va., writes: “1 will
take it around our city and solicit subscribers.”

F. O’Brien, Berwick, La.: “Inclosed I send $2, for
four subscriptions. The want of just such a paper has
long been felt. Will bring the matter before our Camp
at next inciting ”

William King, Jr., of Lynchburg, Ya., volunteers to
solicit advertising for the Confederate Veteran.

The importance of what friends can do in this way is
almost incalculable.

C D. Bell, Bell, Ky.: ” We who engaged in the un-
pleasantness mi the side that lost wish that the truth
should be told in regard to our action.” Mr. Bell
sends a good list of subscribers.

Dr. W. N.Cunningham, Mansfield, La.: “As an evi-
dence of my appreciation of your enterprise, and my
desire for its success, I send five dollars, for which send
three copies to the persons named, and the others to
our Camp. I want these for veterans who are unable

to subscribe.” ■

Miss Mary Desha, Washington, D. C, after having
subscribed and read it: “1 shall be delighted to do all

I can.”

Dr. Cicero I!. Barker, of Salisbury, X. (‘., in send-
ing check for $13.50 with twenty-seven names, states:
” We don’t want club rates for such a paper and such
a cause.”

Capt. J. L. Lemon. Acworth, Ga’.: “I “am glad to

know you are meeting with such SUCCeSS It will be
taken from Maine to Texas.”

John II. Keogh, Savannah, Ga. : ” Your publication
I find highly entertaining, and just what we old Con-
fed. Yets. want. I shall solicit subscribers.”

( >f the many letters sent with clubs here is one from
W. D. Matthews. Jacksonville. Fla.: ” I was so pleased
with it that I thought I would get you a number of
subscribers. After securing some I concluded to get
“in hundred, so we might have the benefit of a col-
umn for our Camp as you propose.” Then he adds:
“You need make no apology for the CONFEDERATE
Veteran. I have heard nothing but praise of this
initial number.” Aagain, ” Inclosed 1 hand you list
of subscribers and check for $30. I believe there are
sixty-one names. I will inclose the 50 cents with my
next lot of subscribers.”

CONFEDERATE VETERAN.

9i

K. F. Peddicord, Vice President First District Ex-
Confederate Association of Missouri: “Have just re-
ceived copy of Confederate Veteran, and am pleased
with it; inclosed rind three subscriptions.”

S. E. Kierolf, Secretary of John Ingram Bivouac,
Jackson, Tenn., when sending seven subscriptions:
” It seems to he the right thing in the proper place
the filling of an empty niche in the temple.”

[n sending subscriptions for himself and the Con-
federate Veteran Camp, of .New York. Maj. Edward
Owen says: “It is a very cood and useful paper to
Confederates.” Others came from New York.

J. \V. Simmons, Mexia, Tex.: “The extra copies
you sent have been handed around until nearly all of
our Camp have read them, and they are appreciated
by everyone. I intend to get a club for you.

Dr. J. P. Cannon, of MeKenzie, Tenn. says: “We
must make the VETERAH a succor-: we ,,,nl such a
paper, and I am glad you have undertaken the task
■of giving a good, cheap paper.” He sent a long list.

J. P. Douglas, Tyler. Tex. : ” My time is all employed,

but will say a word here and there for the cause we old
rebels love.”

W. P. Saunders, County Treasurer, Gatesville, Tex.:
■”Inclosed find $.”> and list of subscribers to the Con-
federate VETERAN. It needs only to he seen and
read to he appreciated.”

Dr. W. A. Kuapp, Lake Charles, l.a.: “1 send SI for
my subscription and specimens to distribute in our

Camp. We need just such a paper in our dear Sunny
South. Will do all in my power to make this under-
taking a success.”

John S. Lauderdale, Llano, Tex.: “To say I am

pleased with the Confederate Veteran, but feebly

express my feelings, and 1 shall with much pleasure,
and hope of success, distribute them where I think
they will dot he mi isl good.”

\V. II. Thompson. Goldthwaite, Tex. : “1 believe I

Can scud yon at least fifty names wit h the money when
our Camp next meets. Every old Confederate who
loves the lost cause- and. thank God, there are many
such yet living — will subscribe.”

Adjt.Gen II. P.. Stoddard, Bryan, Tex.: “Dear sir

— The Commander of Camp .1 . I’.. Robertson, located
at this place 1 Commander .1. W. Tabor), will, in a day
or two. send you a list of twenty names ami Sid. We
all regret that it is not an hundred.”

0. S. Tenney, Lexington, Ky.: “1 inclose you $1 for
the Davis Monument Fund, 50 cents for the Confed-
erate VETERAN for one year, and the pay tor our card
in the VETERAN. I think your object a worthy one
and I truly wish you much success.”

Gen. G. P. Thruston. of Nashville. Tenn.. who was
■Chief of Staff to Gen. Etosecrans, and was afterward
with Gen. George H. Thomas, on the Union side : “I
have read the VETERAN. It tells its story in a kind,
fraternal spirit. Inclosed find amount of the sub-
scription.”

James (i. Holmes. Charleston, S.-C: “Herewith
find a list of fourteen subscribers, with New York ex-
change. A copy of your excellent paper came to my
hand accidentally, and after reading it I determined
to subscribe and aid you by obtaining others.”

Mrs. A. M. R., Savannah, Ga.: “I have five more
subscribers for you and expect others next week.
Wish it was fifty. Shall continue to work all my
spare time for the VETERaN.”

T. M. Daniel, Commander Camp Bee. Forney, Tex.:
“At our next meeting 1 expect to raise a large club.”

(Jen. John Boyd, Lexington. Ky. : ” I am \ ery much
pleased with the Veteran, ami. as the subscription is

so low. no Confederate soldier should he without it.
I will do what I can for you.” He has sent many.

Gen. Stephen D Lee. Agricultural College, Miss.:
” 1 like it very much. The lack of such a journal has
been long felt among old Confederates; such a means
of communication is absolutely necessary. 1 inclose
my subscription ; and whenever I can help you. call
on me, and I will do all in my power.”

(apt. C. D. Pell. Bell. Ky.. sends $7.50 for sub-
scriptions to be sent to the parties named in list. I
was at Salem Church yesterday, and while it may not
appear right to engage in the work of getting sub-
scriptions to a magazine on the Sabbath, I put in a
few moment- for you. and this is the result. I -cut
you four on Saturday last.”

Mrs. M. D. B., Montgomery, Ala. : “Its bright face
and cheering words betoken the success it so richly
rves. It has a noble mission to perform in edu-
cating the youth of our land to revere the memory and
emulate the virtues of men whose self-sacrificing de-
votion to the nation which rose so fair and fell with-
out a stain, commands the admiration of the world.”

Col. J. F. Bryant, of Franklin, Va.: “1 like it very
much, and think it richly deserves the hearty sym-
pathy and support of the entire South.”

W. L. Stephen. Fayette. Miss.: “I will -end you
names a- fast as I can get them. We must push up
the good work and establish a good paper.”

A prominent Veteran, Washington City: “I read
every word in the January number, and ‘an only -ay

if subsequent publications equal it the paper will suc-
ceed on its own merits. Individual canvassers will
not he needed. I predict for it a successful future, ami
will give it a good word with Confederates here. I
hope it will take and hold a high standard.”

Dr. J. Wm. Jones. Atlanta, (ia.: “I regard the first
issue as an admirable one. * * * I have every rea-
son to believe that you will make tht CONFEDERATE
Veteran a valuable medium of communication be-
tween ( 01 1 1, derate Cam ] is, a plea sa nt reminder of old
scenes and memories, a valuable historic record of the
brave old days of ’61 ti.”>. Whatever I can do to help
you shall he freely done.” He sends check with sev-
eral names.

Dr. J.C. Roberts, Pulaski, Tenn.: ” The Confederate
VETERAN brings hack to memory’s waste many re-
freshing incidents. It should he largely patronized
and read. It is an oasis of dear ami -acini memories,
and is a record of the sacredness of our cause. The
young should he taught the issues that brought about
the grandest display of patriotism the world ever saw
and unequaled chivalry of Southern women. I feel
you have touched a silken chord that will echo down
the corridors ot time, and, like the dew of heaven.
gently fall and enliven tin- love of our Southland, the
home of chivalry ami hospitality. May it live long
ami prosper.” He sends a good list.

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CONFEDERATE VETERAN.

l. George Moorman, of New Orleans, who has
dune much more than any other man to organize the
United Confederate Veteran-‘ Ilrotherhnod. writes:
” Vnu have greatly exceeded my expectations in the
elegant and complete paper you have issued. So far
it is the best Confedi rate paper 1 have seen since the
war. It does greal credit to your patience and ability
and I hope your efforts will be crowned with com-
plete BU( i I

.1. M. Wright, Esq., Gainesville, Tex.: “All those to
\\1 i I have shown your firsl issue of the Confede-
rate Veteran were < 1< -1 i^rl 1 1« ■■ 1 and gave me their
names as subscribers, saying, ‘ I must have it.’ I shall
urge all members of my Camp to send you their
names as subscribers, feeling assured that great results
toward securing funds for the Jefferson Davis Monu-
ment will be your reward for your patriotic devotion
tn such a worthy cause.”

George Reese, Brigadier (ieneral, I’ensaeola. Fla.:
” The Confederate Veteran fell into my hands this
morning and I was so pleased with it that 1 deter-
mined to subscribe at once and to try and get other
Confederate veterans to do the same. I send you the
result of a half hour’s work. 1 will do all I can to in-
crease the circulation of a journal which should he in
every Southern family. 1 inclose 84.o0 exchange on
New York fur nine subscribers.”

John 0. Casler, Oklahoma City, 0. T. : “We all re-
ceived the January number and were well pleased with
it. I have several nunc names, and as sunn as they
pay will send you another list. Our Camp will meet

the lust of this month, and I think 1 can get a good
li-i A great many of them live in the country and I
dn nut get tn see them < .ft 1)1. I am delighted with it.
You can depend mi hearing from me again shortly
with a list of about twenty subscribers.”

M.S. Kahle, Cleburne, Texas, February 2d: “Capt.
( ). ‘I’. Plummer of our Camp handed me a copy of the
Confederate Veteran. Its caption struck my heart

and I immediately went to work. Vnu are in a nohle
cause, a glorious w ork which will he felt in every ( ‘amp
organization in our Sunny Smith. I have read it
through and through and it has given me entire satis-
faction. It will he a welcome visitor tn my house,
yea. thrice welcome. Find enclosed a list nf twenty-five
subscribers for your noble paper.”

Rev. Dr. G. W. F. Price, President Nashville College
fur Young Ladies: “Dear Mr. Cunningham — My
daughter has become interested in the success of the
Confederate Veteran, and has kindly undertaken
tu secure a little club of half a dozen or more subscri-
bers fur the same. I consider that it is a very excel-
lent publication and well deserving the support of all
our people. Your labors in behalf of the great cause
to which you have devoted yourself entitle you to
some substantial recognition, and I sincerely trust
that you have it now within your grasp.”

John S. ford. San Antonio, Tex. : Although 1 am
very busy writing concerning incidents which have

happened since I came to Texas in 1846, I shall en-
deavor to spare time to recommend the Veteran and
procure subscribers. The work is suited to the taste
of Confederates. As a rule they are devoted to the
Smith, and love the United State’s with the fervency a
true patriot ever feels toward his country, lmt they are
not ready to forget their efforts to establish a govern-

ment upon the principles they sincerely believed lay

at the foundation of the Union. I am sure that many
members of A. S. Johnston Camp will subscribe.”

Dr. W. M. Vandell. El Paso, Texas. February 1 : ” I
enclose postal order for ten dollars to pay for enclosed
li-t of twenty name-. Hope to’ get you more next
week. Send me ten copies of same to use in getting
you ten more subscribers. Your first issue is splendid
and worth more than the subscription for a year. I
went out in the ‘Orphan Brigade.’ You shall have
half a dollar for each suhseriher —1 don’t want twenty-
live for ten dollars.” Again: “I am intensely gratified
at the enthusiasm that the Veteran has aroused, as-
suring its success, it seems to me, for when you get a
big subscription list the ads. will come. I inclose postal
order for $5 for inclosed list of nine names. This about
finishes the available material in this place.”

FROM GEN. W. I.. CABELL.

The Lieutenant (ieneral commanding the Trans-
Mississippi Department of the United Confederate Vet-
erans, writes as follows :

“Dallas, Tkxas. January 17, 1893.

“The Confederate Veteran (I am glad to see that-
you dropped the “ex”), for January, was received to-
day. Being confined to the house with a had cold. 1
have read every word of it, and several times 1 imag-
ined I was talking to some old comrade, of glorious old
Mars Jeff, of Generals Lee, Albert Sydney Johnston,
Stonewall Jackson, and other old heroes, as everything
seemed SO fresh and so truthful, that 1 lived for a few-
hours in the past, and forgot that I was sick and un-
able to go out in the cold.

“I must change my subject, as 1 find that I could
almost till your paper if 1 were to write as 1 feel in
reference to our duty to the living Confederate soldier.
In this State we have made ample provision for him,
and will take care of him until he is called to attend
the last ‘tattoo.’

“T am glad to see that some interest is manifesting
itself in reference to the Jeff Davis Monument Lund.
In a few weeks we will send a pretty good sum to our
treasurer in Richmond. I hope that you will stir
them up all along the line. This State I have divided
into five districts, and all are at work. I am inclined
to think that our ( ‘amps will average ($100) one hun-
dred dollars each, not only in this State, where we

have (120) one hundred and twenty Camps, but also
iii the Indian Territory and Arkansas. A number of
new ( lamps have been organized in Arkansas, and also
in this State, and will, no doubt, join the Association
oi’ United Confederate Veterans in time to he with us
at Birmingham on the 19th and 20th of July. * * *■
” Your friend and comrade, W. L. Cabell ”

Lew John I!. 1 leering, now of Kentucky, who served
in the Twelfth Mississippi Infantry, Army Northern
Virginia, sends this letter:

“Versailles, Ky., January 20, 1893.

”This is to thank you for the first issue of the Con-
federate Veteran, and to approve and praise you
for the nohle undertaking. YOU deserve and will
have the gratitude of every old soldier of the South,
and that of t heir wives, mothers, sisters, and children.
The Veteran is appreciated as a tribute to the valor
of the living and as an evidence of the enduring affec-
tion in which we hold our dead. It is valuable as an
organ for encouragement and unification of our peo-

CONFEDERATE VETERAN.

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pie in their great and sacred memorial work. It will
inspire general effort and promote worthy and har-
monious co-operation. The monument at Richmond
should represent Mr. Davis as lie represented our
cause. I wish that it could be as magnificent as the
courage of the men who fought for it. and as enduring
as the devotion of the women who suffered with them.
Ah! gold is not good enough where love and tears and
blood were shed so lavishly. X” man who knows
what that memorial will stand for, or cares for its im-
pressions upon the coming generations, would con-
sider a million of money too much to cicct and pro
tect it. Let it be like the heroism and Buffering it
recalls — the wonder and admiration of men!

” Inclosed find a club of six subscribers to the V i i ■
khan, with check. Wishing you all the success you
deserve, and holding myself ready to aid as I can, 1
am yours in the strongest bonds.”

A superb memorial picture, with Mr. I>avis in the
center, and picture;- of nearly fifty generals, price ?:!
per copy, will lie supplied for that amount, and two

yearly subscriptions to the VETERAN in addition.

| Far mi m; ton, Mo. v Times.

It ought to receive the encouragemenl of all ex-Con-
federates and others as well, who take a pride in com-
memorating our heroes, whether they wore the blue or
the gray. The brave deeds and noble sacrifices of the
soldiers on both sides bear the stamp of genuine
American manhood ami. alike, the heritage of a re-
united, patriotic and prosperous people. Honor our
dead heroes.

[The Nashville Sunday Times.)

Volume 1, Number 1, of this splendid paper is on
our table, and does full credit to the South. Every

family of our Southland should subscribe for and read
it. for it will keep green dear and sacred memories,
and will serve as an educator to the young upon issues
with which all southerners especially should 1
miliar.

[The Memphis Commercial.]

flic Confederate Veteran is a new publication,
right up in the van of current periodicals. It is de-
moted to a noble cause, and is a very interesting, read-
able monthly, too. The CONFEDERATE VETERAN has
the < good will and godspeed upon its new

venture.

i i « n nceburg, Tenn., Democrat

Such a publication has long been wanted and need-
ed to keep active pure patriotic memories. We hope
tli’ \ i i i ran may live long to bring tin-, dear mem-
ories t” mind of the southern veteran.

[Benton. Ark., Courier.]

The title is an index to its contents, and we advise
every ex-Confederate to subscribe. We will send the

Saline Courier and CONFEDERATE VETERAN to any ad-
dr< BS on receipt of $1 .25.

Nastn llle i Ihrlstiati Advo

It is full of interesting matter and ought to have a
wide circulation. We think that we detect in il the

hand of our g 1 friend. Mr. S. A.Cunningham.

[The Lovejoy, (ia.. Picayune.]

I tv southern man should subscribe for this paper
— only fifty cents a yi I aid its editor in his

cram) work for the Jeff Davis Monument Fund.

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This fac-simile print of Mr. Davis’ hand-
writing is given because it will evidently
be new to many readers, and because it re-
fers to the reproduction of an old war paper
(the Chattanooga Rebel), and many copies
of it have been secured with which to com-
pliment those who send several subscrip-
tions. Those who semi for two or more
copies can have this paper by inclosing a
postage stamp, and along with it good cop-
ies ot the picture of Mr. Davis, like that
printed in the January issue. This letter
of Mr. Davis to Mr. Parham was evidently
one of the last he ever wrote.

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Certain books of merit are offered low
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Unir it Was. Four years among the Reb-
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A thrilling narrative of what she remem-
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Bright Skim and Dark Shadows, by Rev. H.
M. Field, 1>. D. A series of letters on the
South, concluding with chapters on Stone-
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CONFEDERATE VETERAN.

CURE FOR ALCOHOLISM.

AN INSTITUTE FOB THIS FEARFUL DISEASE ESTAB-
LISHED y.V NASHVILLE.

It is with a gn al deal of pleasure thai we announce
the opening of an Institute in Nashville for the cure
of Alcoholism, tin Morphine and Tobacco habits.

The treatment used will be that of Dr. Mark M.
Thompson, President and Founder of the National
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This wonderful cure, which has been successfully
used forthe past seven years, is unqualifiedly endorsed
by leading clergymen and the national officers of the
W. C. T. U. It possesses all the advantages of other
famous cures, and is in many vital respects superior
to any other known to science.

l>r. A. C. Potter, late house physician of the parent
institute at Chicago, a physician of many years suc-
cessful practice and a Christian gentleman of the high-
est type, will be the Medical Director of the Nashville
Institute. Mr. L. D. Frost, well known to many of
Nashville’s business men, will act as business manager.
These gentlemen will guarantee an absolute cure or
money refunded. We clip the following from a recent
addressof Hon. John V. Farwell, the famous dry goods
merchant of Chicago, and none the less famous as a
Christian philanthropist :

“I fully believe that Cod can and sometimes does
tak. away all desire for liquor from a man, and I be-
lieve just as fully that Cod has revealed to Dr. Thomp-
son the scientific cure for drunkenness. God will not
do lor a man what the man can do for himself, or what
others can do for him in a scientific way ; and now
that this great secret has been thus revealed, drinking

men are without excuse for continuing in their 1 d-

age. I consider this Bi-chloride of (fold Cure one of
the greatest scientific discoveries of the age.”

The promoters of the “Nashville Institute, Bichlo-
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may be interested.

Their down-town office is Room 30, Cumberland
Presbyterian Building, Nashville, Tenn. Write to or
call on them.

N. B. — They have a special proposition to make to
Camps of Confederates, W. C. T. U. and all temper-
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Reserve tor Policies I American Table, I percenti 8159,181,001 90

Miscellaneous Liabilities 734,855 07

Snip I ns 15,168,238 94

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Interest, Rents, etc s.nu.iwi :«i t iii,as,Nn 21

DISBURSEMENTS.

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For Expenses and Taxes 7,419,611 08 ~S 26,806,148 34

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Loans on I loud and Mortage, tirst lien 09,348,092 54

Loans on storks and Bonds Iu,.>:u,.,:i7 .”»u

Real Estate 16,638,884 26

Cash In Banks and Trusl Companies 7,806.672 55

Accrued interest, Deferred Premiums, etc., ii,07.\l7l 8r— $175,084,196 61

INSURANCE AN1I ANNUITIES.

Insurance Assumed and Renewed $6o4,909,5H6 00

Insurance- in Force 745,780,088 00

Annuities in Force 352,036 01

increase In Annuities fc 82,732 98

increase in Payments to Policy Holders 630,820 60

increase in Receipts , 2,604,130 71

I acreage In surplus 3,i37,266 78

Increase In Assets 15,677,017 98

Increase in insurance Assumed and Renewed 47,737,765 00

Increase Id Insurance In Force 50,295,925 00

Nhtk.-Iii accordance with the intention of the management, as
announced in November, 1891, to limit the amount of new insurance
actually issued and paid for in the accounts of tile year INirj to One
Hundred Million Hollars, the amount of insurance in force as above
stated includes 1 he amount of such voluntary limit with but a slight
Increase, unavoidable in closing the lit in be r accounts.

I have carefully examined the foregoing statement, and find the
same to be correct. A. N. Watehhouse, Auditor.

Ifci** From the Surplus a Dh’idend will be Apportioned as usual.~Wi

Robert A. Orannis, Vice President.
Walter R. (Jillette, General Manager.
Frederic Cromwell, Treasurer.
Emory McClintock, LL. D., F. I. A., Actuary.

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The last t’nll ( leneral in the < ‘onfederate War, on either side, died at his
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General Kirby-Smith was a native of Florida, and graduated at Wesl
Point in l^l*>. He was Major in the I * 1 1 i t < ■< 1 states Army when he resigned
to go with his own people in 1S61. He was made a Confederate Brigadier
in June, 1801, and a Major ( ieneral in October of that year. In 1862 he was
promoted to Lieutenant General, and in 1864 a full General. His achieve
ments in the war arc an interesting part of its history. President Davis is
saiil to have t ■ > 1 < 1 him, in assignment of the Trans- Mississippi Department,
in 1863j that he gave him more authority than he dare put in writing.

11Y FATHER V 111: ill i. RYAN.

Furl that banner, for ’tis « ■ ary,
1 in 1 in a Its vi 1 ft ‘Mb drooping dreary;

Purl II, fold It, 11 1- best i
For there’s no) .-i man to wave It,
And there’s not :i sword to pave It,
And there’s nol one left to lave It,
1 n 1 he blood whi< ! ave It,

\ 1 “i its foes now scorn una brave It-
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Confederate Veteran.

Published Monthly in the Interest of Confederate Veterans and Kindred Topics.

Price, 5 Cents.
Yearly, “)0 Cents.

Vol. I.

Nashville, Te.nn,, April, 1893.

No.

IS. A. CUNNINGHAM,
I Editor and Manager.

Entered at the Postoniee, Nashville, Tenn.. :is second-class matter.

Special club rates to the Press and to < ‘amps 25 copies S10.

An extra copy sem to each person who sends six subscriptions.

Advertisements: One dollar per inch one time, or $10 a year, ex-
cept last page; 8*2o a page. Discount: Half year, onc-issne; one
year, one issue.

Don’t fail to read all there is in the VETERAN.
There is nothing put in to “fill up.” See on editorial
page, 112, the suggestions about remitting.

Many articles from correspondents of merit are ac-
knowledged. The reproduction of much that was
published in January compels postponement to Bub-
sequent issue.

THERE are many things that might be advertised
advantageously in the VETERAN. Harvesting and
threshing machinery should have attention. Tobac-
nists, Publishers, indeed, the variety, might be stated
in the extreme. There is hardly an interest that
would not be advanced by its use in these columns.

The benefit of publishing the subscription is quickly

apparent. Col. John I’. Hickman, the best Confeder-
ate worker in Tennessee, one of the first who paid,
and who has worked gratuitously all the while for
the Veteran, finds the omission of his name.

It has been our purpose for months to procure stub
data in regard to population and wealth of the South-
ern States as to apportion to each State its part of
the $250,000 for the Davis and Southern Monument
to be erected in Richmond. Will friends interested
in the great cause, who can get at data, undertake the
Supply of this information? !t would be very help-
ful to the cause to name the assessments for the differ-
ent States. Remember the opportunity now to render
this patriotic service.

SUBSi RIPTION SUPPLEMENT.

Interest in Gen. .lames Longstreet, the ranking
officer now of the Confederate Veterans, will increase

after this. Here is a story recalled from a visit to
Mission Ridge, near Chattanooga, published ten years
ago: He had gone to the battle ground with some
gentlemen, and at a certain point he alighted, went
to an old tree, and prized from under a hiding place
an old rusty blade, and turning to his companions,
said : ” Somehow I feel solemnly enthused. Here is
a relic of exciting days. I placed that here just about
twenty years ago. I remembered the spot just as well
as if it had been but yesterday, and the tree is as fa-
miliar as the face of an old comrade.”

With this issue of the CoNFEDl RATE Veteran there
is published and mailed the names of subscribers re-
ceived until within a week of going to press. Of the
six thousand copies printed it will be sure that there
is a good extra supply. Request is made of every
patron to send the names of some friends who would
be quite sure to subscribe.

The March number, with the four flags, is not yet
exhausted: copies of it will be sent to first subscribers.

Of the entire list of Generals and Lieutenant Gen-
erals in the Confederate Army only these were killed
in battle: Albert Sidney Johnston, at Shiloh, Tenn. ;
Leonidas Polk, at Pine or “Lost” Mountain, Ga.;
Stonewall .lack son, near Guinea’s station, Va.

Gen. Richard s. E well died at Spring Hill, Tenn.,
instead of Springfield, as published in a list of gen-
eral officers on another page.

omission was made from Rev. Thomas F. (Jailor’s
letter commending Miss Carrie Kirby -Smith for Post-
mistress at Sewanee through the impression that it
had been secured. The young lady is fully capable,
and would serve with thorough efficiency. The assist-
ance asked for the family might be procured through
entertainments.

The battle of Franklin and the story of the seigc at
Jackson, Miss., are given :i- experiences of the editor.
He submits these with Other events from time to time
as setting forth what merit he may possess while con-
tributing facts for history.

MAY FESTIVAL IN NASlfYILLE.

No other event of the year, ahead for Nashville, is
looked to with so much interest as the Musical Festi-
val to be in the large Tabernacle May 5th and 6th,
with a matinee on the evening of the 6th. It will
consist of the Damrosch Orchestra, Miss Currie Duke,
violinist, and Scalchi, contralto.

Confederates everywhere will rejoice in the success
of Miss Currie Duke, daughter of Gen. Basil Duke, of
Kentucky, and whose mother is a sister of Gen. John
Morgan. She has been for the last four or six years
under the best violin instructors of Germany, and is
considered the best lady violinist in the United States,
if not in the world.

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CONFEDERATE VETERAN.

REMOVAL Or MR. DAVIS’ BODY TO RIVHMO.XD.

Arrangement:- have been made, for the removal of
Mr. Davis 1 remains to Richmond the latter part of
next month, so that the burial in Hollywood Cemetery
will occur May 30th, the National Memorial Day. It
is understood that tin- body will lie in State in the
capitals of Alabama and ( leorgia en route Our people
will do all that seemetb best to show affectionate re-
gard upon the occasion. The daily and weekly papers
will, later on. publish the programme of proceedings
in detail.

The Monument to 12,000 Confederate dead in Hol-
lywood Cemetery, Richmond, is a granite pyramid
forty-five feet square and ninety feet high, erected by
the ladies of the Hollywood Memorial Association at
a cost of about $50,000. A beautiful evergreen vine,
the Virginia creeper, is growing upon it.

Comment is earnest upon the publication of the
Veteran subscription list. It is a new thing in jour-
nalism, and is regarded as a “good scheme” by some,
while others regard it as ”giving away” knowledge
that may be utilized by competitors.

The Veteran has no competitor. True, there is a
“war journal ” with the sacred word Confederate be-
fore it, published manifestly by Frank Leslie, though
keeping that very tarnished name, from a sectional
standpoint, away from the public. It has the accred-
ited editorship of an ex-Confederate who has been
-avored with a government salary for years — not in a

discreditable way — but whose achievements for the
southern people have in no way been conspicuous.
The zeal with which this publication has been distrib-
uted through the South argues well for the enterprise
of its management, but it may expect close discrim-
ination by our people when it scuds out a sheet on
woody paper, with old cuts, with less than half the
print surface, only half the pages, and at double the
price. The southern people are so loyal to every thing
bearing the name that many who sec it. without know-
ing this publication, may subscribe for it.

In this comment that right spirit has sought to be
maintained which is meant for the good of all who
honor Confederates. The Veteran may be too cheap,
but it is not as much so as the print referred to is too
high, and then it ought to be candid, and not seek to
impress patriotic Southern people that it is published,
in any sense, in Kentucky.

One word more only : The consequences of results
in patronage should never be overlooked. It should
be a rule, even in the purchase of fruit, at a stand by
the street, to buy where the trifle of profit will be
most worthily applied.

I seek not profit from old comrades. In every
thing 1 have estimated the giving full value received.
In the little Ku Klux Klan history offered for thirteen
cents I left not a cent margin. Years ago I published
a reminiscence (300 copies) of my regiment in a sixty
page pamphlet, and, feeling able to afford it, I sent it
to comrades without the remuneration of a cent. The
zeal of our people in working for the Veteran with-
out accepting commission is in the same spirit. This
is no doubt the cheapest publication ever issued, qual-
ity considered, and its management is willing to work
on and on in the great cause. If the zeal of its friends
be continued, ere long, the patronage of the business
public will insure it to be all that can be desired.

Disabuse any who may not understand its mission
for the Davis or Southern Monument. It has, regard-
less of expense, done every thing possible to advance
that common cause. Some people not concerned for
it, but who are cordially a friend to the editor, have
shown indifference. Here is a singular circumstance
on the other hand : An old friend called on me, say-
ing he wanted to give a dollar to the Davis Monument
but didn’t want his name known. I pleaded that be
give the use of his name, as I did not want any of
that fund to pass through my hands without a full
record. Then I told him I should like to have him
subscribe for the Veteran, but he declined on account
of the ” hard times,” and gave one dollar for the mon-
ument in the name of two of his children. Another
old friend and comrade said he would “look over it,”
while many strangers to the editor are zealous for it.

CONFEDERATE VETERAN.

99

GEN. E. KIRBY-SMITH, WIFE. AND ALL OF THEIR CHILDREN BUT THE YOUNGEST.

An effort is being made to present pictures of Gen.
E. Kirby-Smith and his family in this Veteran.
Addresses of Rev. Thos. F. G&ilor, Vice Chancellor of

the rniversity of the South, :it Sewanee, Col. Thos.
Claiborne, and other notes of the funeral, is given.
The following extracts from a letter of Mr. Gaylor,
though brief, set forth the pecuniary condition of the
family:

“Mrs. Kirby-Smith is in a distressed condition.
There are eleven children, only two of whom are old
enough to be self-supporting. There are six girls and
three hoys at home. * * * Mrs. Kirby-Smith is
in debl to the amount of $1,200. Several Veterans
have said that they would assist in paying this off.
Can you not make an appeal in the Confederate
Veteran for this object? Acting for the University,
1 am going to pay the General’s salary for the rest of
the year.”

One single instance of Kirby-Smith’s integrity is
recited: When he surrendered, having $5,000 in gold
with him at Galveston, where he had gone with a
member of his staff to send him to intercept Mr. Pavis
— as by appointment the latter was to go to Cuba, re-
turn to Texas, and arrange for a final capitulation at
Houston — and on learning that his troops had surren-
dered at Shreveport, La., he wrote an order directing

the staff officer, dipt. Ernest Cucullu, to take the
money t” New Orleans and turn it o\cr to Gen.
Canby, commanding the United States forces. There
was such an earnest plea on the pari of some Confed-
erate officers that SI .7<x > of this money was paid to
them on salary account, hut the General refused to
take any pari of it ami borrowed 8100 from a friend
with which to get home. Canby was surprised that
the money was taken to him, hut was quick to express
the regard he felt for his college-mate al West Point,
and said: ” It is just like Kirby — the soul of honor.”

No worthier family belongs to the South. The
mother of his eleven children nursed him through
dreadful afliction during the war, when he was
thought to he mortally wounded, and that event
brought about their marriage.

Col. John P. Hickman, Secretary of the Tennessee
Division of Confederate Soldiers, will receive and for-
ward any sums sent to him. Col. Thos. Claiborne,
and others, have secured about $4<>0 of the $1,200
sorely needed at this time. The $1,200, though,
might be trebled, and in its giving the donors would
receive comfort. This appeal is made wholly without
the knowledge of the family. The General was of-
fered positions of great emolument, one of them not
long before his death, but refused for conscience’s sake.

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CONFEDERATE VETERAN.

FUNERAL OF GEN. E. KlRHY-sMl I II.

The newspapers of the country have published
sketches of Gen. E. Kirby-Smith in connection with
hie death.

The funeral was an occasion never to be forgotten

by those who had the melancholy pleasure to be pres-
ent. There was a special train from Nashville of six
coaches.

The Episcopal Chapel at Sewanee was filled with
mourners, veterans having first seats after the family.
The usual service was interrupted, at the proper time,
by Rev. Thomas F. Gailor, Vice Chancellor of the Uni-
versity of the Smith. This superb young man has de-
clined the office of Bishop and several calls to churches
in our largest cities, like Kirby-Smith, choosing rather
to serve his Church and fellows at Sewanee. lie is
greatly esteemed wherever known, and his remarks
thrilled the assembly :

There are times when the reverent silence with
which the Church lays her dead to rest may be fitly
broken, and this is such a time. There are lives which ‘
stand forth conspicuous above their fellows, occupying
lofty station or gifted with “heroic qualities of soul, or
illustrious with great achievement, and in the best
way of all these ways — in essential worth — this was
such a life. As the last full General of that Confed-
eracy which is becoming more and more a tender and
distant memory, our dear friend in his death closed
another generation of men. As one by one the lead-
ers have passed over to the silent shore, some of us
have felt that the glory and sadness, the hopes, the
memories, the regrets of that sublime but fruitless
struggle were concentrated in him, lent new interest
to his life, and crowned him with a crown of honor.
Surely all that was best and truest and most worthy
in that cause which we call “Lost” was imaged forth
in this pure and manful and unselfish life. And when
the recording angel shall unroll the scroll on which
are blazoned the names of those whose lives have been
lives of sacrifice for conscience’ sake, there will be
none that will shine with a purer lustre than that of
Kirby-Smith. For these qualities of a great soldier
were pre-eminent in him — courage, magnanimity, hu-
mility, unselfishness, and the fear of God. All the
records of chivalry can disclose no truer nor higher
attributes of nobleness than these. His Strength was
gentleness, bis gentleness was strong. Valiant in light,
a stranger to tear, a hero in many a conflict, lie was yet
a little child in the genuineness of his simplicity — the
reality of that humility which lie learned at the feet
of Jesus Christ. The magnanimity of great, majestic
souls was bis. When be surrendered the war for him
was over. No bitter accusations, no vengeful reproach
passed his lips. Though it were the very furnace of
affliction, the dread anguish of shattered hopes and a
career cut short, no darkness of those dark days coufd
dim the cheerfulness of bis hope, the constancy of bis
faith. No temptation of public fame, no attraction of
worldly advantage, no opportunity of self-praise, ever
wrung from him one harsh or angry word in poor and
pitiful contention of reviews. Yes, over all and
through all and in all the impulses of his nature were
that love and fear of God which made his home a
Christian home and made his life a Christian life.

No stress of financial embarrassment, no privation of

those comforts which men hold dear, tempted him for
a moment to forget his honor. To toil, even in his
age, to suffer and to submit; these were small Tilings
to him compared with the sting of conscience. From
the day when he deliberately spurned the wealth
which his command of the Trans-Mississippi Depart-
ment placed within his bands to the day — only a few
weeks ago — when be refused a princely income as the
] i rice of principle, he was always in flexibly and grandly ■
true to what be believed was his honor as a soldier,
his duty as a citizen his faith as a follower of Jesus
Christ. Thus was he brave. Thus was lie faithful.
Thus was he a good soldier, tried and steadfast, amid

the smoke and din and tumult of the hi l-stained

field. Thus was he a greater soldier on that harder
battlefield of life, where those whom we expect to be
the bravest too often flinch and fail.

To-day, therefore, those of us who are too young to
have known him in tin- stirring scenes of his military
career, but who have learned to love and reverence his
character in the peaceful occupation and enjoyment of
this place, come with sad hearts and glad devotion to
pay tribute to the beauty and the strength of his
unique personality. His faith was strong, his hope
was buoyant. Hut above both of these and shining
through them was a great and tender human love, of
which the apostle speaks when he says: ” Now abideth
faith, hope, charity, these three, but the greatest of
these is charity.” To us here this was perhaps the
most conspicuous quality of his nature. The most
devoted of husbands! The most affectionate of fathers!
To the trees, the flowers, the rock-ribbed mountain
and the starlit sky; to the creatures that crawl and
creep and fly and run and leap around us in the living
world; to man and brute, nature in all her moods and
to nature’s God, this man’s heart went out in sweet,
unselfish joy. God is love.

What nobler tribute to his servant can there be
than this? What crown of glory 80 unfailing! He
loved much. He was much loved. And “whether
there be prophecies, they shall fail: whether there be
tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge
it shall vanish away, lint love never faileth.”

He prayeth well who lovotli well
Both man and bird and beast;
He prayetb best who In vet h best
All things, l>”tli great and small.
For the dear Cod who loveth ns,
I [e made and loveth all.

The Bishop of Tennessee, Rev. R. Q. T. Quintard,

D.D., whose identity with the Confederacy has ever
been the pride of the South, at the conclusion of Mr.
(Jailor’s peroration, requested that Col. Thomas Clai-
borne, of Tennessee, a gray-haired veteran of two
wars, address the congregation. Col. Claiborne stepped
to the dais of the chancel and said:

1 thank the reverend clergy conducting the services
for the invitation to the old comrades of the deceased
hero to give some expression of their feelings on this
occasion. We come here to bury our friend, not to
the sound of cannon, for the roar of a hundred brazen-
throated guns cannot speak the praises of the dead
hero as we estimate them, but we come to show our
love and respect for him.

This is not the place nor the time for us to set forth
his eulogy, yet we desire to say what we think of him

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IOI

as a man and brother, for he was one who felt the
brotherhood of mankind, and dealt in charity with all
men. I, who have known him from his youth, can
give my testimony to the truth of all that the reverend
gentleman has said of the life and characteristics of
this good man. He was always gay and cheerful, no
matter how darkly loomed the cloud of disaster. lie
was most courteous to every one. and we feel a just
pride that he was a son of the Smith and an adopted
son of Tennessee. He is gone. I know that he sits
nut at the feast of the heroes of Valhalla, for they
werebloodv. I rather sec him now in the communion
of those who have been redeemed through the inter-
cession of Jesus Christ.

At the grave there were beautiful songs as the burial
was being concluded. The firing of salute by the mil-
itary, largely sons of veterans, was followed by “taps”
from the bugler.

The various tlags
and designs of vet-
eran organizations are
of interest. They gen-
erally comprise the

battle (lag in colors
extending at an angle
in one direction and
the State flag or motto
in another. The N.
B. Forrest Camp, of
Chattanooga. repre
sent.- a cavalryman on
a horse at a dash with
a battje flag. Its com-
mander, (oil. .1. F.
Ship, on Gen. Gor-
don’s stall’, conceived
the plan for a united brotherhood, and it was given to

the public while he was on a visit to New Orleans.

BATTLE OF FRANKLIN.

THE CARNAGE AS SBEy FROM CENTER OF THE COKFICT.

Monument to Unknown Confederate Dead. — The
Latham Confederate Monument, at Hopkinsville, K v.,

was elected by .lohn (‘. Latham, the head of the hank-
ing house of Latham, Alexander & Co.; of Wall street.
He left Hopkinsville, his birthplace, to enter the Con-
federate army as a private at seventeen years of age,
continued in the service until the final surrender at
Greensboro, N. C, in 1865. In an unattended held
slept in eternal rest the dead warriors of the Confed-
erate army who had been his townsmen and school-
mates. The unmarked graves o( more than one hun-
dred Confederates lying in the “potters’ field” irre-
sistibly appealed to the tender thought and Southern
patriotism of Mr. Latham. The lirst step was taken
to remove the remains to an eligible lot, and later, in
1887, was erected and dedicated to their hallowed
memory this handsome shaft by their surviving com-
rade, a noble Kentuckian. The monument is of
Hallo well granite. The base of the structure is eight
feet square, supporting a pedestal of two polished
stones. Above this the die, seven feet in height, with
four polished panels. Tin’ die is surmounted by a
square obelisk with Corinthian capital, crowned with
a pyramid ol five polished cannon halls. The whole
structure is thirty-seven feet high, elegantly wrought
of the finest granite, marked for its classic tasteand
simplicity.

Much of the following article appeared as a tribute
to Gen. Strahl in the January number:

The removal of Gen. Johnston, and the appointment
of Hood to succeed him in command of the Army of
Tennessee, was an astounding event. So devoted to
Johnston were his men that the presence and imme-
diate command of Gen. Lee would not have been ac-
cepted without complaint. They were so satisfied
that even in retreat they did not lose their faith in ul-
timate success. They were not reconciled to the
change until the day before the battle of Franklin.
The successful crossing of I Hick River that morning
at an early hour, and the march to Spring Hill, where
the Federal retreat was so nearly cut off (a failure for
which it was understood (I en. Hood was no1 to blame I,
created an enthusiasm for him equal to that enter-
tained for Stonewall Jackson after his extraordinary
achievements. That night the extensive valley east
of Spring Hill was lighted up by our thousands of
camp tires, in plain view of, and close proximity to,
the retreating lines of the enemy. The next morning,
as we marched in quick time toward Franklin, we
were confirmed in our impressions of Federal alarm.
I counted on the way thirty-four wagons that had
been abandoned on the smooth turnpike. In some

instances whole teams of mules had been killed to

prevent their capture. A few miles south of Franklin

the Federal lines of infantry wire deployed, and our

progress was checked; but we pressed them without

delay until they retired behind the outer works about
the town Soon after they withdrew from the range

of hills south, overlooking the place, and we were ad-
vanced to it- crest. I happened, though in the line of

bait le I as I w a- ” right guide ” to my regiment I. to be
close to where Gen. Hood halted his staff and rode
along to the top of the hill, and with his field glasses
surveyed the situation. It was an extraordinary mo-
ment. Those of us who were near could see, a- private
soldiers rarely did. the position of hot h armies. Al-
though Franklin was some two miles in the distance,
the plain presented a scene of great commotion. But
1 was absorbed in the one man whose mind was de-
ciding the fate of thousands. With an arm and a leg
in the grave, and with the consciousness that he had
not until within a couple of days won the confidence
which his army had in his predecessor, he had now a
very trying ordeal to pass through. It was all-impor-
tant to act, if at all, at once. He rode to Stephen D.
lee. the nearest of his subordinate generals, and,
shaking hands with him cordially, announced his de-
cision to make an immediate charge.

No event of the war, perhaps, showed a scene equal
to this. The range of hills upon which he formed
offered the best view of the battlefield, with but little
exposure to danger, and there were hundreds collected
there as spectators. Our ranks were being extended
rapidly to the right and left. In Franklin there was the
utmost confusion. The enemy w r ere greatly excited.
We could see them running to and fro. Wagon trains
were being pressed across the Harpeth river, and on
toward Nashville. Gen. Loring, of Cleburne’s division,
made a speech to his men. Our Brigadier-General
Strahl was quiet, and there was an expression of sadness
on his face. The soldiers were full of ardor, and con-

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fident of success. They had unbounded faith in Gen.
Hood, whom they believed would achieve a victory
that would give u- Nashville. Such was the spirit of

the army as the signal was given which set it in mo-
tion. Our generals wen- ready, and some of them
rode in trout of our main line. With a quick step we
moved forward to the sound of stirring music This
is the only battle that I was in, and they were many,
where bands of music were used. I was right guide
to the Forty-first Tennessee, marching four paces to the
trout I had an opportunity of viewing my comrades,
ami I well remember the look of determination that
on every face. Our bold movement caused the
enemy to give up, without much firing, its advance
line. As they fell hack at double-quick, our men
rushed forward, even though they had to face the grim
line of breastworks just at the edge of the town.

Before we were in proper distance for small arms
the artillery opened on both sides. Our guns, firing
Over our heads from the hills in the rear, used ammu-
nition without stint, while the enemy’s batteries were
at constant play upon our lines. When they with-
drew to their main line of works it was as one even
plain for a mile. About fifty yards in front of their
breastworks we came in contact with formidable
chevaux ‘/< frise, over or through which it was very dif-
ficult to pass. Why half of us were not killed yet re-
mains a mystery, for after moving forward so great a
distance, all the time under fire, the detention, imme-
diately in their front, gave them a very great advantage.
We arrived at the works and some of our men, after a
club fight at the trenches, got over. The colors of my
regiment were carried inside, and when the arm that
held them was shot oil’ they tell to the ground and re-
mained until morning. Cleburne’s men dashed at
the works, but their gallant leader was shot dead, and
they gave way. so that the enemy remained on our
flank, and kept up a constant enfilading fire.

Our left also failed to hold the works, and for a short
distance we remained and fought until the ditch was
almost full of dead men. Night came on soon after
the hard fighting I” ran, and we fired at the flash of
each other’s guns Holding the enemy’s lines, as we
continued to do on this part of them, we were terribly
massacred by the enfilade firing. The works were so
high that those who fired the guns were obliged to get
a footing in the embankment, exposing themselves,
in addition to their flank, to a fire by men in houses.
One especially severe was that from Mr. Carter’s, im-
mediately in my front. I was near Gen. Stiahl, who
stood in the ditch and handed up guns to those posted
to fire them. I had passed to him my short Enfield
(noted in the regiment) about the sixth time. The
man who had been firing cocked it and’ was taking de-
liberate aim when he was shot and tumbled down
dead into the ditch upon those killed before him.
When the men so exposed were shot down their places
were supplied by volunteers until these were ex-
hausted, and it was necessary for (Jen. Strahl to call
upon others. He turned to me, and though I was
several feet back from the ditch, I rose up immedi-
ately, and walking over to the wounded and dead, took
position with one foot upon the pile of bodies of my
dead fellows, and the other in the embankment, and
fired guns which the (ieneral himself handed up to
me until he, too, was shot down. One other man had
had position on my right, and assisted in the firing.
The battle lasted until not an efficient man was left

between us and the Columbia pike, about fifty yards

to our right, and hardly enough behind us to hand up
the guns. We could not hold out much longer, for

indeed, hut few of us were then left alive. It seemed
as if we had no choice lmt to surrender or try to get
away, ami when 1 asked the General tor counsel, he
simply answered, ” Keep tiring.” Hut just as the man
to my right was shot, and fell against me with terrible
groans, Gen. Strahl was shot, tie threw up his hands,
falling on his face, and I thought him dead, hut in
asking the (lying man, who still lay against my shoul-
der as he sank’ forever, how he was wounded, the (ien-
eral. who had not I n killed, thinking my question

was to him, raised up, saying that lie was shot in the
Deck, and called for ( !ol. Stafford to turn over his com-
mand. He crawled over the dead, the ditch being
three deep, about twenty feet to where Col. Stafford
was. His staff officers Started to carry him to the rear,
hut he received another shot, and directly the third,
which killed him instantly. Col. Stafford was dead
in tin.’ pile, as the morning light disclosed, with his
feet wedged in at the bottom, with other dead across
and under him after he fell, leaving his body half
standing, as if ready to give command to the dead!

By that time only a handful of us were left on that
part of the line, and as I was sure that our condition
was not known, I ran to the rear to report to (ien.
John C. Brown, commanding the division. I met
Maj. Hampton, of his staff’, who told me that Gen.
Brown was wounded, and that Gen. Strahl was in com-
mand. This assured me that those in command did
not know the real situation, so I went on the hunt for
Gen. Cheatham. By and by relief was sent to the
front. This done, nature gave way. My shoulder
was black with bruises from tiring, ami it seemed that
no moisture was left in my system. I’tterly exhausted,
I sank upon the ground and tried to sleep. The hat-
tie was over, and I could do no more; hut animated
still with concern for the fate of comrades, I returned
to the awful spectacle in search of some who year alter
year had been at my side. Ah, the loyalty of faithful
comrades in such a struggle!

These personal recollections are all that 1 can give,
as the greater part of the battle was fought after night-
fall, and once in the midst of it, with but the light of
the flashing guns, 1 could see only what passed di-
rectly under my own eyes. True, the moon was shin-
ing, but the dense smoke and dust so tilled the air as
to weaken its benefits, like a heavy fog before the ris-
ing sun, only there was no promise of the fog disap-
pearing. Our spirits were crushed. It was indeed the
Valley of Heath. S. A. Cunningham.

and

THE following new Camps have Keen admitted
notice given by Adjt. Cen. George Moorman :

“W. II. Brooks Camp, No. 216, Fayetteville, Ark.:
Chipley, No. 217, Chiplcy, Fla. : Hugh A. Arnolds,
No. 218, Greenwood, Miss.; Hickory Flat, No. 219,
Hickory Flats, Miss.; DeSoto. No.’ 220. Hernando,
Miss.; Frank Liddell, No. 221, Vaidan, Miss.; Pat Cle-
burne, No. 222, Waco, Texas; Springville, No. 22:?,
Springville, Ala. ; Franklin K. Heck. No. 22 1, Camden,
Ala.; Wilson County, No. 225, Floresville, Texas;
Amite County, No. 226, Liberty, Miss.; Frank Terry,
No. 227, Richmond, Texas; Birchell, No. 228, Hun-
gerford, Texas; Arcadia, No. 229, Arcadia, La.; Jeff’.
Davis, No. 230, Jacksonville, Fla.; R. E. Lee, No. 231,
Commerce, Texas.

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HARPERS FERRY IN 1861.

FIRST EVENTS OF THE WAR IN VIRGINIA AND
MARYLAND.

F. M. Burrows, Company B. Thirteenth Virginia In-
fantry, Fort Worth, Texas: From time to time many
articles have been published purporting to give a true
history of the early occupancy of Harper’s Ferry in
L861, which have been incorrect. One account is that
“the first Southern soldiers at Harper’s Ferry were
about 1,600 Mississippians, who captured the place
about the 15th of May.” As a high private in the
Culpepper Minute Men, I left Culpepper, Va., at 3 a.m.,
the 18th day of April, 1861, fir Harper’s Ferry.

These commands of Virginians were sent there:
West Augusta Guards, Staunton. Va., sixty men.
Louisa Blues, Louisa Court-house, Va., seventy-live
men; Montpelier Guards, Orange Court-house, Va.,
sixty men; Gordonsville Greys, Orange County, Va.,
fifty men; Monticello Guards, C harlot teville, Va.,
sixty men; Brandy Rifles. Culpepper County, Va.,
forty men; Boomarangs, Winchester, Va., forty men;
Continental Guards, Uharlestown, Va., forty men;
Letcher Artillery, Culpepper, Va., thirty-five men;
University of Virginia Students, Charlottsville, Va.,
one hundred and twenty men ; Culpepper Minute Men.
Culpepper, Va., sixty men. [mboden’fi Artillery, of
four guns, and a full complement of men, followed us
on the 18th. The Lanier Guards, of Baltimore, came
to us on the 23d, making in all about seven hundred
and fifty men, rank and tile. We reached Manassas
Junction about 8 a. m , took trains for Strausburg, ar-
rived there about 1 p. \i.. got dinner, which hail been
prepared by the good ladies, then took up our line of
march for Winchester, about eighteen miles distant,
arrived in time for a late supper, which the good ladies
there had literally spread all over town. We boarded
a train of box cars at 11 p. H, for Harper’s Ferry, via
Charleston; arrived at the Ferry just before daybreak
on the 19th. Nearly all of us had guns of some kind,
except the Letclier Ait illtrv, a company of boys.
They were empty-banded, and when the first long roll
was sounded it was amusing to see them hurry to their
quarters and fortify themselves with sticks ami stones.
Maj. George A. Wheatley, now a merchant in Austin,
Texas, was Captain, and a very young brother of the
writer was First Lieutenant.

It will be clearly seen that there were none but
Virginians at Harper’s Ferry tor three weeks or more,
save the Baltimoreans and Col. Duncan’s Kentuckians,
about three hundred strong. The command was a
fine one. The Kentuckians were generally men of
wealth and refinement, and they were well prepared
to care for themselves financially, having their repeat-
ing rifles, cow-horn powder llasks, and bullet moulds.
The Hon. R. E. Beckham, now District Judge at Fort
Worth, was one of the boys from Kentucky who wore
the fur cap and lung green blouse.

The first soldiers were ordered out by a telegram
from Gov. Letcher, direct to the various Captains of
the State Militia, dated Richmond, Va., April 17.
An extra session of the Legislature passed the ordi-
nance of secession at ‘1 a. m. on the 17th. When the
news reached (‘apt. Harbour that the troops were
marching on Harper’s Ferry, he, being in command of
the Government’s works, abandoned liis post and had
the buildings fired. The destruction would have been
complete but for the timely efforts of the citizens, in-

cluding workmen in the shops, who, with their small
hand engine and a large stationary one belonging to
the Government, subdued the flames. It was the lit-
tle house for this hand engine that John Brown used
as a fort in 18″)!’. We reached Harper’s Ferry about
daylight on the 19th. Our train stepped on a high
trestle on the Shenandoah river side. While we were
waiting for orders to leave the train some one put
twenty or more kegs of powder under the trestle, set
a match to the fuse, and ran. One of our men. Beeing
what bad been done, jumped from the train and sev-
ered the fuse. Finally we landed in good shape, and
made a descent upon the town, not knowing what we
would encounter, without one round of ammunition.
We took up our quarters in the buildings that re-
mained intact, and in the churches and school-houses.
For the first week the citizens were very shy of us,
but soon became communicative and delivered to us
many hundreds of minie rifles and muskets, and in-
numerable parts of guns. We found many guns hid-
den away under floors and between and under mat-
tresses. The machinery, unhurt by the fire, was
speedily put in motion, and man v of the old employes
were set at work and furnished all the commands with
the latest and most approved guns.

The first officer in command was Col. Xalle. Then
came Col. Jos. E. Johnston, who succeeded him, and
who appointed Stonewall Jackson a Colonel. Each of
them occupied the mansion on the hill belonging to
Maj. D. B. Lucas, U. S. A. Next cam.’ Capt. A P.
Hill, of the regular army, who had recently resigned
and was made Colonel Of the Thirteenth Virginia In-
fantry.

Our company was quartered in the paint shop, and
it was the writer’s luck to be detailed with the Hon.
John W. Bell, a prominent lawyer of Culpepper, to po-
lice and ditch our camp. It was rich indeed to see
our near-sighted lawyer handle a spade and hear his
comments, such as, “This is a nice business for a
lawyer in good standing, a gentleman, and a member
Of St. Stephen’s Church vestry, to be put to ditching
the first Sunday in camp'” He is now Judge Hell, a
brother of Gov. I’. Hansborough Hell, who was a native
of Virginia, who landed at Velasco, Texas, in 1836,
* * * * and was made (iovernor of Texas in 1850.
He subsequently served in Congress, then married,
and settled iii North Carolina. As a recognition of
his patriotic services, and as an aid to him in his old
age, the Twenty-second Texas Legislature, in 1891,
voted him a donation of land and a liberal pension.

We remained at Harper’s Ferry until about the
middle of May. when we were called to arms and
made a forced march to Shepherdstown. We were
caught in a terrific hail storm in an open field, no pos-
sible place for shelter, and it was a question with us
whether we would survive the storm or not.

The Lanier (iuards, of Baltimore, deserve special
mention, (ieorge Lanier, of Lanier Bros., wholesale
dry goods merchants in Baltimore, equipped and sent
off this company to join us at Harpers Ferry. Times
were exciting there then. This scheme was adopted
to get out of the city in a body: A funeral procession
was planned. Loading a coffin with guns, and mak-
ing preparations for a decent burial, they took car-
riages and followed the hearse to London Park Cem-
etery, a few miles west on the Catonsville road. When
a safe distance from the city the coffin was opened,
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join the young Confederacy. Many of the Lanier
Guards were engaged in the attack on Federal soldiers
when they made that memorable march up Pratt
Btreel in Baltimore.

About June 27 we were ordered from Harper’s Ferry
to Winchester, thence <>n a march to Romney, and
thence to New Creek Station, on the Baltimore & < >hio
Railroad, where we first smelt gun powder. A small
force of Federals held the bridge crossing the north
fork of the Potomac river aear the station. We sur-
prised them, captured a swivel and a stand of colors,
charged the enemy, ran them off, and burned the
bridge. A few of us crossed the bridge, followed the
retreating enemy a Bhorl distance, and upon returning
found the bridge on fire, and we on the wrong Bide of
tin- rive]-. Our only alternative was to wade through
a swift, clear, rapid stream fully five feet deep.

After the battles of Hull Run and Manassas it was
the writer’s privilege to stand picket at the farm-house
of a good old Mrs. Taylor, a few miles east of Fairfax
Station. It was there I learned the true meaning of
the word Manassas, and how it originated. A faithful
old negro man belonging to Mrs. Taylor met a neigh-
boring brother, and addressed him about as follows:
”Uncle Willis, kin yer tell me how dey got dis name
Manassas fur dis place down darwhardey lias all dem
big guns?” “1 dunno. Brer Ephriam, cep’ing t is we
is de man. and dem Yankees whar cum down here is
de asses; dats how we gets de name Manasses, 1 speck.”‘

Monument at Alexandria, Va. — All honor to the
women and the men of Alexandria, Ya., who close by
the capital of the nation have elected a super!) mon-
ument to their own Confederate dead. It is sin-
mounted by a soldier with hat in hand, his arms
folded, and standing with his head a little drooped, as
if he was preparing to make another vigorous hattle
— a hattle with conditions which mean the recovery
of fortune, and redemonstrating merit to distinction
as a patriot. An old paper comes to the Veteran,
which says: “For all time will Alexandria hear in
her heart of hearts the manner of those gallant men
who, on the 24th day of May, 1861, left their homes at
the call of public duty, for the monument is inscribed
with the names of those Alexandrians, whose homes
never saw them again, but the hearts of whose fellow-
citizens’ will enshrine them forever.

“‘Von marble minstrel’s voiceless stone,

In deathless song shall tell,
When many a vanished year has nown,

The story how you fell ;
Nor wreck, nor change, nor winter’s blight,

Nor Time’s remorseless doom,

I an dim “in- ray of holy ligni
That gilils your glorious tomb. 1

“Names of scores who went from Alexandria and
never returned are engraved. The other inscription
on the monument is: ‘ Krected to the memory of the
Confederate dead of Alexandria, Ya., by their sur-
viving comrades. May 21, 1889.’ On the south face,
and on the north face, the words: ‘They died in the
consciousness of duty faithfully performed,’ will he cut
after the unveiling of the memorial.” It cost $1,400.

Adjt. W. A. Campbell, Columbus, Miss.: “Your
last number of the Confederate Veteran at hand,
and I have read the contents with much pleasure. At
the next meeting of our camp will try and get you a
list of subscribers. The price is so small that every
member should take it.”

Southern Standard, Arkadelphia, Ark.: “Every ‘old
Confed.’ should send and get it, as it contains much
information and a variety of reading on subjects re-
lating to the ( lonfederate side of the civil war between
the North and the South.”

Mrs. Mary E. Dickison, Ocala, Fla. : “I inclose check
for .?”). with list of names of ten more subscribers to
the Confederate Veteran. It is very gratifying to
your friends to read the well-merited testimonials of’
approval and admiration of your very valuable pub-
lication. As a connecting link to the sad, yet glorious,
memories of the past, the CONFEDERATE VETERAN
should have an honored place in every home.”

Hon. S. I>. MeConnick, Henderson. Ky.: “Inclosed
an- fifty representative names subscribed in four hour’s
work on the streets of Henderson. You will find
check for $25. Your list will grow to one hundred
here.”

Pulaski (Tenn.) Citizen: “It is brim full of interest-
ing war reminiscences and matters of general interest
to every Southerner. The character of its contents
and the low price of subscription should give it a cir-
culation of fifty thousand within the year. The owner
and editor of the paper deserves well the splendid
success which is being given him.”

La Grange (Texas) Democrat: “We have received
the February number of the Confederate Veteran,
published at Nashville, Tenn. It is a gem, ably edited,
neat in form and print, and contains a great deal of
useful knowledge. • This magazine is intended to he a
storehouse of Confederate history and should find a
place at the fireside of every old Confederate.”

.1. Mclntire Andrews, Columbia, Tenn.: “Inclosed
please find my check for 811, twenty-two subscribers
to your good book, although I have been in bed half
of the time and am hardly ever able to go to town.”

Neal’s State Gazette, Dyersburg, Tenn.: ” Every issue

is filled with matter such as veterans love to read
when the day’s work is over and their minds are left
fne to revert to the glorious, though melancholy,

memories of the great civil war. The editor and man-
ager is an experienced journalist and a man in thor-
ough sympathy with his work. The magazine is
worth ten times as much to any veteran.”

Atlanta Constitution, March 22 : “S. A. Cunningham,
of Nashville, Tenn., who is so well known in news-
paper circles throughout the South, and who has
taken up the work of enterprising the Jefferson Davis
Monument, is in the city. Mr. Cunningham is also
the publisher of the new Southern magazine called

tic Confederate Veteran, and which he is publish-
ing to promote the interests of the old soldiers of the
South.’ 1

The Sunny South, Atlanta, (la.: “The Confederate
VETERAN for March, with its illustrated cover display-
ing in colors the four different flags adopted by the
Confederate Government, is a beauty and an honor to
the South. Designed by its founder, Mr. Cunning-
ham, as a nucleus about which to concentrate interest
in the proposed monument to Jefferson Davis, this
magazine broadens its scope with every number and
is becoming a historical publication of high interest
and value. We shall look for it from month to month
with pleasurable anticipations.”

CONFEDERATE VETERAN.

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JEFFERSON DAVIS AT EIGHTY.

Jefferson Davis was born in L808, and lived eighty-
one years. His birthplace was in a broad, low house
at Pairview, a small village in < hrist ian— now Todd —
County, Kentucky. He visited the place in 1886 and
participated in the dedication of a pretty brick Baptist
church that had been erected “ii the site of tin’ old
house. There was a large gathering of people from
the neighborhood, while others had gone many miles
through excessive rain. It was a most disagreeable
day. As the venerable gentleman stood in the midst
of the congregation, whose happy faces are indelibly
impressed upon the mind of the writer, he used this
language: “Many of you may think strangely of my
participation in this service, not being a Baptist. My
father was a Baptist, and a better man.”

In her Memoirs of Jefferson Davis his wife copied
just as he furnished them to a stenographer, tails
about his family and his own career, points of which
are embodied in this little sketch.

Three brothers came from Wales in the early part of
the Eighteenth Century and settled in Philadelphia.
The youngest, Evan Davis, subsequently removed to
Georgia, then a colony of Great Britain. He was the

grandfather of Jefferson Davis. The father, Samuel
Davis, had moved from Augusta, Ga., to Southwestern
Kentucky, ami resided at Fairview when Jefferson,
the tenth and last child, was born.

Samuel Davis had entered the army of the Revolu-
tion at the age of sixteen, with two half brothers
named Williams, and while a boy soldier met the
beautiful Jane Cook in South Carolina, who became
his wife ami the mother of Jefferson Davis. In his
infancy the family moved to Louisiana, but ill health
induced their return to Wilkinson County, Miss.
Three of his brothers were in the War of 1812, and
the fourth volunteered, but “was drafted to stay at
home.” The Mississippi home of Samuel Davis was
ratler on .1 divide, whereby to tin wesl on rich land
were Virginians, Kentuckians, and Tennesseans, and
t” tie east on inferior soil were South Carolinians and

Georgians. The settlements were sparse, however, for

Mississippi was then of tin’ territory cede. I by Georgia

to the United States, and there were but few SCl Is.

At the age ni seven Jefferson I >avis was -cut on horse-
back through the “wilderness” to a Catholic school
in Washington Comity. Kentucky. He journeyed
with Maj. Hinds, who commanded the Mississippi
Dragoons in the battle of New < Orleans, and his family.
On reaching Nashville they went to the Hermitage
for a visit to Gen. Jackson. In the reminiscences Mr.

Davis dwells upon that prolonged visil of several
weeks and upon his ” opportunity to observe a great
man,” and he had always remembered “with warm
affection the kind and tender wife who presided over
his house.” < ien. Jackson then lived in “a roomy log
house, with a grove of line forest trees in its front.”

In that Catholic school for a time young Davis was
the only Protestanl boy. and he was the smallest. He
was very much favored, and roomed with the priest.
One night he was persuaded by some associates to
blow out the light in the reverend father’s room that
they might do sonic mischief, which they did in a
hurry. He was interrogated severely, but said he
” didn’t know much, and wouldn’t tell that.” Finally
he agreed to tell a little about it on condition that he
1″‘ given his liberty. That little was that he blew out
the candle. After two years steamboats had been put
on the river, and by a steamer the lad returned home
from Louisville.

Conforming to a plan proposed by his brother, who
went after him, the happy lad, with throbbing heart,
approached his dear old mother and asked if she had
seen any stray horses round there. She had seen a
“stray boy,” and clasped him to her arms. He ran to
the field where he found his father, who took him in
his arms with much emotion and kissed him.

Young Davis went afterward to neighborhood
schools, which were very poor, but one Mr. Shaw,
from Boston, advanced him more than any other

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s

ler be ever had. Shaw married in Mississippi,
and he preached while teaching.
Jefferson Davis was Benl again to Kentucky, anil

placed at the Transylvania University, near Lexington.
Afterward lie was one of six United States Senators
who were fellow-students at that University. At the

early age of fifteen he was given a cadetship at West
Point.

Ben is a little extract from his dictation : “When
I enteral the United States Military Academy, that
truly great and good man, Albert Sidney Johnston,
had preceded me from Transylvania, Ky., an incident
which formed a link between us and inaugurated a
friendship which grew as years rolled by, strengthened
by after associations in the army, and which remains
to me yet a memory of one of the greatest and best
characters I have ever known. His particular friend
was Leonidas Polk.”‘

Mr. Davis then gives an account of Polk’s religious
convictions, and of his joining the church. It is
known that he afterward was a Bishop in the Kpi,-
copal Church. Polk was a Lieutenant General in the
Western Army with Gen. Joseph E. Johnston, whom
he confirmed into church membership only a few
weeks before he was killed by a cannon shot from the
enemy. The dictation ended too early. In referring
to it. he said to his wife, “I have not told what I
wish to say of Sidney Johnston and Polk. I have
much more to say of them.”

The history .-tarts on from the dictation in a manner
worthy the distinguished wife.

Our people generally know quite well how meanly
the publishers treated the author in regard to the roy-
alty on her book, and that she succeeded in stopping
its sale when they owed her a little more than four
thousand dollars. When legal technicalities are re-
moved, and she can procure what is due her on sales,
there will, no dotfbt, be many orders given for the
work, both because of its merits ami the wish to show
an appreciation of her noble service in its presentation.

THE REBEL YELL.

In the VETERAN for February a thrilling story is
given of young Davis while a Cadet at West Point.
He and a companion were oil’ the premises without
leave. To avoid a professor they were hurrying home
by a cliff, when Davis fell over a distance of some sixty
feet. His companion, leaning well over the precipice,
called out, “Jeff, are you dead?” He was severely in-
jured, though saved by a tic top, and did not get out
for weeks.

The Anaconda (Montana) Standard: “A periodical
of a new and distinctive type is the Confederate
VETERAN, devoted to the men who wore the gray dur-
ing the civil war. It is not, however, a paper that
lights the war over and tries to open old wounds, but
it is, rather, devoted to the policy of burying the
issues of the unfortunate conflict, and is as loyal to
the stars and stiripes as is any Northern publication.”

Many people think of the three measured huzzas
given now and then as “the rebel yell.” It is shock-
ing to an old Confederate to consider such deception.
The venerable widow of Rear Admiral Raphael
Semmes, in attending a Confederate reunion at Mem-
phi- a couple of years ago. modestly expressed her
wish to hear “the rebel yell.” Something of an old-
time cheer came from the throats of men who gladly
tried to compliment the wife of the eminent naval
commander. Ki liar Anderson, who was of the Ken-
tucky Orphan Brigade and had heard the yell, wrote a
reminiscence for the Memphis Appeal. It is this same
Anderson, called Captain and again (Jen. Anderson,
who honored his native Kentucky, his adopted Ten-
nessee, and American heroism some months ago at
Coal Creek, in defying the miners who had captured
him and demanded his head as a ransom, when it
seemed only hopeless to refuse their demands. One
thing is sure, he had heard “the rebel yell.”

“There is a Southern mother on this stand who
says she wants to hear ‘the rebel yell ‘ once more.”

” The announcement transforms, and in an instant
I find myself acting the humble part of file-closer to
Company 1, Fifth Kentucky Infantry, with pieces at
the right shoulder, the brigade in route column. With
the active, strong, swinging stride of the enthusiastic,
trained soldier, they hold the double quick over rocks,
logs, gullies, undergrowth, hill, and vale, until amid
the foliage of the trees above them the hurling shell
and hissing shot from the enemy’s field guns give no-
tice that if retreating they have missed the way. Yet.
there is no command to halt. Direct, on unchanged
course, this battle-scarred and glory-mantled battalion
of Kentucky youths continues, and as they reach the
open woods, in clarion tones comes the order. •Change
front, forward on first company,’ etc. The order ex-
ecuted found them formed on ground but recently oc-
cupied by a battalion of their foes, and few of these
had left their positions. The battalion of Kentuck-
ians were in battle array where they once were, but
now the ground was almost literally covered with the
Federal dead, the entire length of our regiment of
seven hundred men. Men, did I say? Soldiers is
the word ; there were few men among them, they being
youths, but soldiers indeed. The increasing spat,
whirl, and hiss of the minnic balls hurrying by left
no doubt of the fact among these soldiers. They are
about to enter the act ion again and forward is the order.
‘ Steady, men. steady ; hold your fire ; not a shot with-
out orders. It is hard to stand, but you must not re-
turn it. We have friends in our front yet. They are
being hard pressed, and their ammunition is almost
expended, but they are of our proudest and best, and
Humphries’ Mississippians will hold that ridge while
they nave a cartridge.’

” It is nearing sunset, and after two days of fearful
carnage — yea, one of the best contested battles of the
times, the enemy has been driven pell-mell from many
parts of the field. Our losses are numbered by thou-
sands, and we are now advancing in battle array, the
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over the heads of those who were there to defend it.
The last rays of the setting sun had kissed tin- autumn
foliage when we stepped into open ground and found
that we were among the wreck of what a few short
minutes ago had been a superb six-gun battery. The
uniforms of the dead artillerymen and the gaily ca-
parisoned bodies of the many dead horses, proclaimed
this destruction the work of our friends. We look
upon the dead, pull our cartridge boxes a Little more
to the front ami resolve once more to face tin destruc-
tion we are now entering. The boom of artillery in-
creases. The rattle of musketry is steady — aye. inces-
sant and deadly. The sulphurous smoke has increased
until almost stilling. Only fifty yards of space sep-
arates us from the gallant Mississippians we are there
to support. They have clung to the ridge u ith a death-
like grip, but their last cartridge has been tired at the
enemy, and their support being at band these Bturdy
soldiers of Longstreet’s corps are ordered to retire.

“Simultaneously the support was ordered forward.
As the Mississippians retired the deep-volumed shouts
of the enemy told us plainer than could words that
the enemy thought they had routed them Oh, how
differently we regarded the situation! If they could
have seen them as we — halting, kneeling, lying dow n.
ranging themselves in columns of tiles behind the
large trees to enable us to get at the enemy with an
unbroken front, each man a- we passed throwinj
high into the overhanging foliage in honor of our
presenci — then I imagine their shout- would have
been suppressed. ‘ Steady in the center ! Hold your
tire! Hold the colors back!’ The center advanced
too rapidly. We are clear of our friends now, only
the enemy in front, and we meet face to lace on a spur
of Mission Ridge, which extends through the Snod-
grass farm, and we are separated by eighty yards.
Thud’ and down goes Private Robertson. He turned.
smiled, and died. Thud ! ( ‘orporal < J ray shot through
the neck. ‘(Jet to the rear” said I. thud! Thud!
Thud! Wolf, Michael, the gallant Thompson. Thud’
Thud! Thud! Courageous Oxley, the knightly
1 Vsha, and duty-loving ( unmiings. And thus it goes.
The fallen increase, and are to be counted by the hun-
dreds. The pressure is fearful, but the ‘ sand-digger ‘
is there to stay. “forward’ forward!’ rang out
along the line. We move slowly to the front.

“There is now sixty yards betwi en us. The enemy
scorn to ily; he gives back a few paces ;«he retires a
little more, but still faces us. and load.- as he backs
away. We arc now in the midst of his dead and
dying, but he stands as do the sturdy oaks about him.
We have all that is possible for human to bear: our
Losses are fearful, and each moment some comrade
passes to the unknown At last Humphries’ Missis-
sippians have replenished boxes and are working
around our right. Trigg’s Virginians arc uncovering
to our left. I feel a shock about my left breast, -pin
like a top in the air, and come down in a heap. I
know not bow long before came the sounds ‘ Forward!
Forward! Forward!’ 1 rise on my elbow. Look!
Look! There they go, all at break-neck speed, the
bayonet at cliarge. The tiring appears to suddenly
cease for about rive seconds. Then arose that do-or-die
expression, that maniacal maelstrom of sound ; that
penetrating, rasping, shrieking, blood-curdling noise,
that could be heard for miles on earth, and whose

volumes reached the heavens; such an expression as
never yet came from the throats of sane men. but
from men whom the seething blast of an imaginary
hell would not check while the sound lasted.

“The battle of Chickamauga is won.

“Hear Southern mother, that was ‘the rebel yell,’
and only such scenes ever did or ever will produce it.

” Even when engaged, that expression from the Con-
federate soldier always made my hair stand on end.
The young men ami youths who composed this un-
earthly music were lusty, jolly, clear-voiced, hardened
soldiers, full of courage, and proud to march in rag-,
barefoot, dirty, and hungry, with head ereel to meei
the plethoric ranks of the best equipped and best fed
army of modern times. Alas’ how many of them are
decrepit from ailment and age, and although we will
never grow old enough to cease being proud of the
record of the Confederate soldier, and the dear old
mother- who bore them, we can never again, even at
your bidding, dear, dear mother, produce ‘the rebel
yell.’ Never again; never, never, nevi

I

GOVERNOR TURNEY ON MR. DAVIS.

Till PATRIOT AND STATESMAN’S OPINION OF HIM.

In a speech at Clarksville, Tenn., Judge Turney said
In did not care to make a speech, except to keep him-
self identified with the immortal idea of constitu-
tional government.

This was not altogether an oca-ion of mourning.
The South bad much to be thankful for. Her grand
leader had lived Lot l> to -< «■ the intense hatred

and slander bom of the war pass away, ami to know
thai the divisions among his own people were healed,
and all believed that b« ai t< d upon conscientious and
upright judgment.

He >pok. of Mr. Davis as a comrade as well as a
statesman. He had -ecu him risk his life on two
battlefields. He remembered seeing him at the first
Manassas, and he fell outraged that the great guiding
brain of the Confederacy, as he considered Mr. Davis,
should take -neb risks. \gain. when the noble Hat-
ton tell, Mr. Davis was ,,1, the held. He saw Hat ton’s

troops go into tin fight, and. noting Hatton at its

head, Mr. Pa vis said: “That brigade moves in hand-
somely, but it will lose its commander.” Mr. Davis
thought for others, but not for himself.

He thought Mr. Davis the ablesl defender of con-
stitutional law in the Union. From his sacrifice he
could come to no other conclusion than that Mr. Davis
believed in the justice of the South’s cause as he be-
lieved in the Christian religion. He had absolutely
no doubt of the right of a State to go out of the Union
when .the terms of the Union were violated. His
State papers would live as long as Jefferson’s. He was
the equal of Jefferson, Calhoun, and Webster, and su-
perior to all who lived when he breathed his last.
Mr. Davis was immortal. He would live while man-
hood lasts.

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THK OLD VIRGINIA TOWN, LEXINGTON.

WHERE LEE ASH STONEWALL JACKSON ABB BVRIED-

REM1NISC1 ZNCE8 HF STONEWALL JACKSON.

BY DR. J. WILLIAM JONES.

Lexington, Va., is the most interesting town of its
size in the South. The Washington-Lee University,
founded by the “father of his country” and presided
over by Robert E. Lee, when he surrendered life’s
duties, is the most prominent and conspicuous insti-
tution of the place. It has a beautiful chapel, across
the campus from the University main building, in
which the body of < len. Lee re.-ts. and over which is
thai Life-like work of Edward V. Valentine, represent-
ing, in white marble, the soldier and Christian as if
asleep on his couch. The old mansion in which Gen.
Lee resided is near by, and it is the residence of Gen.
Curtis Lee, his son, and successor as President of the
University. It is the family residence as well, the
daughters residing there.

The Virginia Military Institute grounds adjoin those
of the Washington-Lee University, and are entered
through its campus. This old place, with its ancient
cannon ornamenting the grounds, was especially in-
teresting on the occasion of the visit which induces
this article, for it was in honor of its I ‘resident, who
went to the li-oiit with its corps of cadets in lSiil, and
never returned until he had “crossed over the river,”
honored second to no soldier hero of any country or
time.

This writing is from memory of an only visit made
there July 21, 1891, an account of which was written
at the time but never published, and the copy lost.

The Lees were all at home and cordially interested
in honoring the memory of Gen. Thos. J. Jackson.
It was the greatest day in the history of old Lexing-
ton, for the attendance was much larger than that
when the formal presentation of the recumbent figure
of Gen. Lee occurred.

A superb colossal bronze statue of Stonewall Jack-
son had been provided, and his body had been removed
from the original family lot to the central circle in the
old cemetery of the town, and the bronze figure (it is
also by Mr. Valentine) was in position.

The principal ceremonies were had under the broad
shades of the University campus, some half a mile
away, at the conclusion of which the great procession,
numbering perhaps 20,000, passed through the main
streets and mar the old church, where Jackson taught
his negro Sunday-school. The military — infantry,
cavalry, and artillery —passed by the cemetery and
formed on an adjacent slope in the rear.

By the statue, still under a white mantle, there was
a platform covered with white bunting, upon which
Mrs. Jackson ascended, taking her two grandchildren
with her. She was dressed in black, her heavy black
veil thrown over her shoulders, and the noble face

giving cheer to the little children who were to pull
the veil cord. Both children were dressed in white,
tluir white laces and waxen curls producing the
strongest contrast with the devoted widow of Stone-
wall Jackson. The writer occupied a position that
could not have been unproved for the sight, and, med-
itating upon it all, he thought much of whether he
would not give his life, if by so doing all the South
could have the comfort of the scene.

At the signal little Julia Jackson Christian pulled
the cord, and the magnificent figure of the Christian

soldier ,-t 1 as if in life, ‘mid the shouts of thousands

who followed him to the death, and other thousands
of women, maidens, and young men who had grown
up in the faith that a greater soldier than Stonewall
Jackson had never gone to battle. The bright child
who exclaimed, “I underveiled it,” was frightened by
the noise of cannon, musketry, and human voices
that followed her act.

The hospitality of the people was remarkable. The
pride and gratitude that their little town among the
hills was the home and the burial place of Lee and
Jackson was enough to bestir the entire people to the
utmost to make every visitor a guest. The writer was
fortunately assigned to the delightful home of Mr.
McDowell.

Every old soldier present must have wished that he
had served under Stonewall Jackson. The negro men
of the town who had the honor of being taught by
him in his Sunday-school, when boys, were proud of
it. One practical old man of the town, in comment-
ing upon him as teacher at the Institute, said he was
never proud of him until the Sunday that he started
for the war. Then, dressed in military uniform, with
spurs and on horseback, he seemed to be exactly in
the proper place.

RECOLLECTIONS
JACKSON.

OF STONEWALL

UK. .1. W.M. JONES

It seems fitting in this connection to give reminis-
cences of Gen. Jackson, by Dr. J. Wm. Jones, who
was first to write and commend the CONFEDERATE
VETERAN through its prospectus. It was written at
the time referred to above for the Atlanta Journal:

” 1 have to-day, after a lapse of thirty years, a very
vivid recollection of his appearance, and how he im-
pressed inc.

” Pressed in a simple Virginia uniform, apparently
about thirty-seven years old, six feet high, medium
size, gray eyes that seemed to look through you, light
brown hair, and a countenance in which deep benev-
olence seemed mingled with uncompromising stern-
ness, he impressed me as having about him nothing
at all of ‘the pomp and circumstance’ of war, but
every element which enters into the skillful leader,
and the indomitable, energetic soldier, who was al-
ways ready for the fight.

“At First Manassas Jackson won the soubriquet of
‘ Stonewall,’ which has supplanted his proper name,
and will cleave to him forever.

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“The chivalric and heroic Bee, who had been
steadily borne back all of the morning, and his little
handful of brave followers nearly swept away by the
blue waves wliich threatened to overwhelm everything
before them, rode up to Jackson and exclaimed al-
most in despair: ‘General, they arc beating us back.’
‘No, sir.’ said Jackson, bis eyes fairly glittering be-
neath the rim of his old cadet cap, ‘they shall not
heat us hack. We will give them the bayonet.’

“It was then that Bee, about to yield up his noble
life, galloped hack to the scattered remnant of his
command and rallied them by exclaiming, ‘Here
stands Jackson like a stone wall! Rally behind the
Virginians! Lei us determine to die here and we
shall conquer! ‘

“And thus was the name of the heroic Bee linked
forever with that of ‘Stonewall’-

“•1 ‘f the few immortal names,

That were qoI born to die.’

■ But the soubriquet given was as inappropriate as

can be imagined. Jackson was more like a cyclone, a
tornado, a hurricane, than a stone wall.

“Jackson was accustomed to keep his plans secret
from his stall’ and his higher officers, as well as from
the people, and once said, ‘If I can deceive our own
people 1 will be sure to deceive the enemy as to my
plans.’

” It was a very common remark in his corps : ‘If the
Yankees are as ignorant of this move as we are, old
.lack has them.'”

Ills QUI! K hi I tSION ‘ND 1 RISP ORDERS.

“Jackson was noted for the quickness with which
he decided what to do, and his short, crisp orders on
the battlefield.

“I happened to be sitting on my horse near by,
when Col. A.S. Pendleton, of Jackson’s staff, rode up to
Gen. Early, al Cedar Run, and touching Ins hat cpii-
ctly said: ‘Gen. Jackson sends compliments to Gen
Early, and says advance on the enemy and you will
be supported by Gen. Winder.’

“‘Gen. Early’s compliments to Gen. Jackson, and
tell him 1 will d’i it,’ was the laconic reply, and thus
the battle opened.

“On the eve of another battle a staff officer rude up
t” Jackson and said: ‘Gen. Ewell sends his compli-
ments and says he is ready.’ ‘Gen, Jackson’s compli-
ments t” lien. Ewell, and tell him to proceed,’ was
the quiet reply. And sn.cn the noise of the conflict
was heard. At (‘”Id Harbor, on the memorable 27th
of June. 1861, after he had gotten his corps in position,
the great chieftain spent a few moments m earnest
prayer, and then said quietly to one of his stall’: ‘Tell
Gen. Ewell to drive the enemy.’ Sunn the terrible
shock was joined, and he sat quietly on his sorrel
sucking a lemon and watching through his glasses the
progress of the fight. Presently a staff officer of Gen
Ewell galloped up and exclaimed : Mien. Ewell says,
sir. that it is almo.-t impossible for him tec advance
further unless the battery (pointing to it 1 is silence, 1.’
‘Go tell Maj. Andrews to bring sixteen pieces of artil-
lery to bear on that battery and silence it immediately,’
was t he prompt reply.

“Soon the battery was silenced. ‘Now,’ he said,
‘tell (Jen. Ewell to drive them,’ and right nobly did
Ewell and his gallant men obey the order. When ecu
his great Hank movement at Chancellorsville. Gen.
Fitz Lee sent for him to ascend a hill from which he
could view the enemy’s position, he merely glanced at

it once, when he formed his plan and said quickly to
an aide: ‘Tell my column tec cross that road.’

“.lust before he was wounded at Chancellorsville he
gave to A. P. Hill the order: -Press them and cut
them off from the United States ford.’ and as he was
borne off the field bleeding, mangled, and fainting, he
roused himself to give, with something of his old tire,
his last order: ‘Gen. Pendleton, you must hold your
posil ion.’ ”

HIS UIi. II’ DISCIPl INE.

•■ He was very stern and rigid in his discipline, ami
would not tolerate for a moment the slightest devia-
tion from the letter of his orders. He put Gen. Gar-
nett under arrest for ordering a retreat at Kernstown,
although his ammunition was exhausted and his
brigade was about ;■> be surrounded, preferred ch
against him, and was prosecuting them with utmost
rigor when the < lhancellorsville campaign opened. He
insisted that Gen. Garnett should have held hi- posi-
tion with the bayonet: that the enemy would have
retreated if he had not. and ‘that under no circum-
stances should Garnett have fallen back without orders
from him (Jackson). After the death of Jackson,
Gen. Lee. without further trial of tie case, restored
Gen. Garnett to the command of his brigade, and this
brave soldier fell in the foremost of Pickett’- famous
charge ecu the heights of Gettysburg. A brigadier
.in., galloped up to Jackson, in the midst < » t’ battle.
ami -aid: ‘Gen. Jackson, did you order me tec. barge
that battery.” pointing to it. ‘Yes, sir, I did. Have
you obeyed the’ order.” ‘Why, no, General; 1
thought there musl be some mistake. My brigade
would be annihilated, literally annihilated, sir, 11 we
should moveacross that field.’ ‘Gen. ,’said .lack-
son, his eyes Hashing tire ami his voice and manner
betraying excitement, and • 1 . ‘ I always try to
take care of my wounded and bury my dead. Obey
that order, sir. ami do it at once.’

I heard one day. on the’ Valley campaign, a collo-
quy betwei 11 Jackson and a colonel commanding one
of ‘his brigades. Jackson said, quietly: ‘1 thought,

Col. . that tie- orders were for you to move in the

rear instead of in the front of Gen. Elzey’s brigade
this morning.’ ‘Yes, I know that, General; but my

fellows W’le- ready before Elzey’s, and I thought it
would be bad to k’ecp them waiting, and that it really
made no difference anyhow.’ ‘I want you to under-
stand, colonel,’ was the almost tierce re] civ. ‘that you
must obey my orders first and ri’asecn about them after-
wards. Consider yourself under arrest, sir. and march
to the rear of your brigade.’ Jackson put (Jen. A. P.
Hill under arrest (for a cause that was manifestly
unjust) on the Second Manassas campaign, and he
probably put more officers under arrest than all other
of our generals combined. There is no doubt that
Jackson was sometimes t” 11 severe, and that he was not
always just, and yet it would have greatly increased
the discipline and” efficiency of our service if other- of
our Confederate leaders had had more of this sternness
and severity towards delinquents.”

HIS ATTKNTION TO MINUTE DETAILS.

“He was unceasingly active in giving his personal
attention to the minutest details. He had an inter-
view with his quartermaster, his commissary, his ord-
nance, and his medical officer every day. and he was
at all times thoroughly familiar with the condition of
these departments. It is a remarkable fact that, de-

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spite bis rapid marches, be rarely ever destroyed any
public [property, or left bo much as a wagon wheel to
the enemy.

“Not content with simply learning what his maps
could teach him of the country and its topography,
he was accustomed to have frequent interviews with
citizens, and to reconnoiter personally the country
through which he expected to move, as well as the
ground on which he expected to fight. Being called
to his quarters one day to give him some informal ion

c :erning a region with which I had been familiar

from boyhood, 1 – i found out that he knew more

about its topography than I did, and I was constrained
to say, ‘ Excuse me, General, I have known this sec-
tion all my life, and thought 1 knew all about it: but
it is evident that you know more about it than 1 do,
and that I can give you no information at all.’

“Often at night, when the army was wrapped in
sleep, he would ridi oul alone to inspect roads by
which, on the morrow, he expected to move to strike
the enemy in Hank or rear.

“After all, the i rowning glory of Jackson, as it was
also. > I’ Lee, was his humble, simple-hearted piety, his
firm trust in Christ as his personal Savior, his godly
walk and conversation, and hi- life of active effort for
the good of others. * ;;: * Suffice it to say, that
as I saw him frequently at preaching or at the prayer-
meeting drinking in the simple truths of the gospel,
heard him lead the devotions of his ragged followers
in prayers that 1 have rarely heard equalled and never
surpassed in fervid appropriateness, knew of his active
efforts tor the- spiritual good of the soldiers, and con-
versed with him on the subject of personal religion, 1
was fully satisfied that this’ stem soldier not only de-
serves a place beside Col. Gardner, and Gen. Hancock,
and (‘apt. Vicars, and other Christian soldiers of the
century, but that the world has never seen an unin-
spired man whodeserves higher rank as a true Chris-
tian.

“1 recall here just two incidents. In the early
-priiiL’of 1863 1 was one day walking from our camp
to a meeting of our chaplains’ association, when I
heard the clatter of horses’ hoot’s behind me, and,
turning my head, recognized Gen. Jackson riding
along as was his frequent custom. As he came up we
saluted, and he asked if I was going to the chaplains’
meeting, and. receiving an affirmative response, he at
once dismounted and. throwing his bridle over his
arm, walked with me about two miles.

“I shall never forget that walk of the humble
preacher with the great soldier. Military matters were
rarely alluded to, and when I would introduce them
he would promptly change the conversation. We
talked of the recently organized chaplains’ association,
and how to make 1’t more efficient; of the need ol
more chaplains and other preachers in the army, and
how t<» secure them ; of the best way of procuring and
circulating Bibles and religious literature; of certain
officers and men in whose salvation he felt peculiar in-
terest, and for whom hi’ asked that I would join him
in special prayer and effort; of the necessity of hav-
ing chaplain-‘ -tick to the post of duty even more
faithfully than other officers and men, and other kin-
dred topic-. And then we got on the subject of per-
sonal piety, the obstacles to its growth in the army
and the best means of overcoming them, and as he
quoted readily, and applied aptly some of the mosl
precious promises of Cod’s word, I almost imagined

that 1 was talking, instead of to this grim -on of Mars,
to one of the grand old preacher- of the olden time
who knew nothing about ‘ new theology.’ hut was con-
tent to follow implicitly the word of God, and to -in:.’
n ith the spirit and the understanding.

•’ 1 may now hardy allude to his glorious death, the
! sequence to hi- noble lite of simple trust ami
self-sacrificing toil in the vineyard of the Lord. Cut
down in tie execution of what he regarded a- the
most successful military movemenl of hi- life, shot by
hi- own men, who would have died rather than will-
ingly harmed a button on hi- old gray coat, hi- brill-
iant career ended in the full tide of h i – ai n hit ion – a ml
hope- of future service for the land and cause he loved
-o well, he could yet calmly -ay to weeping friends
who stood around. ‘ It i- all right. I would not have
it otherwise if 1 could. 1 had hoped to live to serve
in\ country, hut it will he infinite gain to he trans-
planted and live with Christ.’ And in his delirium.
after saying with the old lire of battle, ‘Pass the in-
fantry rapidly to the front.’ ‘ Tell A. I’. Hill to prepare
for action,’ ‘Tell Maj. Hawkins to send forward rations
for the men.’ a peaceful -mile passed over hi- placid
countenance, and his last word- were. ‘Let US cross
over tin- river and rest under the shade of the tree-.’

“And this great man died! Nay. he did not die!
The weary, worn manlier went into bivouac — the
hero of a hundred battles won his last victory, and
went to wear his ‘crown of rejoicing,’ his fadeless
laurels of honor, and heaven and earth alike have
echoed the plaudit :

•”Servant of God, well done;
Res! from thy loved employ,
The battle’s fought, thy victory’s won.
Enter tny Master’s Joy ! ‘ ”

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THOUGHTS SUGGESTED BY A PICTlllE.

BY I. C. TAYLOR.

The sun had set iii all his glory

i 1’er a field of ice and snow,
i t’er a field stained red mid gory

With the life-hl 1 of the foe.

There on a drift of snow transplanted

Was the banner of the braw,
Pointing upward, ever upward,

Like the cause it could not save.

The snow- white tiel.l bright red was dyed
With the life-blood of their country b pride,

Men who hail shown tin involves so Inave
Now passed to glory and the grave.

Three cheers for the glorious ensign,

Anil three for the cause divine.
And three for I. ee’s brave soldier hoys
Who (ought but all in vam.

And that banner pointing upward,

Kver upward to the sky,
Borne by an angel’s small white hand

Shall he token of our Southern land,
And shall keep afresh the memory

« M that gloriOUS hand of Lee.

The foregoing was written by a youth when four-
teen. The author is the son of Mr. (‘. A. Taylor, of
Richmond (Passenger Agent Ii., F. & 1′. R. It- 1. who,

though scarce of gray hairs, is a Confederate veteran.

Don’t fail to see the supplement to this issue.

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STORY OF AN EPITAPH l.x MEMO RI AM OF COL. BENJ. F. TERRY.

Soon after the fall of Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston
at the battle of Shiloh and the transfer <>f his remains
to New Orleans, a lady visiting the cemetery found
pinned to a rough board that rested on the temporary
tomb the following beautiful epitaph. It was written
in a delicate hand with a pencil, and the rain had
nearly obliterated the characters, but she made a
verbatim copy of the manuscripl and sent it to one of
the New Orleans papers with the request that it’ fu-
sible the name of the author should lie published.
This was gladly done, and the exquisite lines went
the rounds of the press of this country and England
as a model of English composition. Lord Palmerston
pronounced it “a modern classic, Ciceronian in its
language.” Public curiosity being aroused, the au-
thorship was traci, 1 to John Dimitry, a young native

of New Orleans, and a – f Alexander Dimit ry, w ho

before the war occupied a distinguished position in
the State Department at Washington. Young Dim-
itry, though only a boy, served in Johnston’s army at
Shiloh, and on visiting New Orleans and the grave of
his dead chieftain wrote the lines on the inspiration
of tin- moment ami modestly pinned them mi the
headboard as the only tribute he could oiler. When
the question arose conci rning the form of epitaph to
he placed on the monument erected to the memory of
the dead Confederate General the committee of < iti-
zens in charge, with one voice, decided upon this, and
it is now inscribed upon the broad panel at the base
of the statue. — Exchange.

IN MEMORY.

Beyond tin- stout’ is laid.

Km- a season,

Albert Sidney Johnston,

A Qeneral in the Army »>f the Confederate States,

Wile fell :it Shiloh. Ti iin.ss, e,

on Hi, sixth day of April, A. l>..

Eighteen hundred and sixty-two;

A Hem tiint in many high offices

And critical enterprises,

Ami found faithful in nil.

Ells life was one long sacrifice of interest to conscience ;

And even 1 ha I life, on a woeful Sa!>t>al h.

Did he yield as a hoioeausi ai ins country’s ueed.

Not wholly understood was he while he In ed ;

But, in his death, his greatness stands confi ^,,1 m a people’s tears.

Resolute, moderate, clear of envy, yet not wanting

In his lion,,]- impregnable ;

In his simplicity— sublime.

No country e’er had a truer sou uo cause a nobler champion ;

No people a bolder defender -no principle a purer victim

Than the dead Boldier

Who s|,.^ps here.

The cause for which he perished is lost —

The people for whom he fought are crushed

The hopes in which he trusted are shattered—

riii’ tlag he loved guides do more the charging lues,

But his tame. isi^n,,i t,, the keeping of that time, wnich,

Happily, is not so much the tomb of virtue as its shrine,
Shall, in the years to come, tire modest worth to noble ends.

In i 101 1 or. now. our great ea plain rests ;
A bereaved people mourn him,

Three com n wealths proudly claim him

And history shall eherish him

Among those ,-i 10 ieer spirits who. holding their conscience unmixed

with blame,

Have hern, in all eonjeet ures. true to themselves, their country,
and their God.

BY W. If. GILLELAND, OF AUSTIN, TEXAS.

The war stce.1 is champine los bit with disdain,

And wild is the flash of Ins eye
As he waves to the wind his dark, flowing inane,
Starts, neighs, while the slnuits and the bugler’s refrain

Proclaim that the battle is nigh !

Charge! charge! And the Ranger Hies fast on his steed,
Bold Terry! the fearless and brave;

His troops ,, M his trail are moving with speed,
And each has crowned his name with a </..,/
That story nr sunt; will engrave!

He swept to the Held with an eye of delight,

At the head of his hra\ e, chosen band,

As a meteor’s course, ‘mid the storms of the night,
80 splendidly shone his form in the fight,
And sunk down with a glory as grand.

lie fought for the latnl of his kindred and birth,

Not for fame— though it s laurels are won;
His thoughts ha 1 ber, a holier worth

Than the trumpet’s in claim, which tells In the earth
“Of die man!” not th deeds hi has done.

The lightning that burs) “ti tin warrior’s head.

From the to,- that outnumbered ins band,
Deterred not ins course, as thro’ columns he sped, —

And left on his pathway the dying and dead.

That had yielded their breath to Ins brand.

The thunders of battle are hush’d on the plain,

And the wild cry of carnage is o’er.
Park vultures are gazing from high at the slain,

\ml the earth ‘hank the blood from the dark purple vein
That thrilled to life’s |,.issioiis before.

Bat tear-drops of grief dim the eyes <>f the brave,

For their lion in death is laid low.

Their banners in Bable above him they wave,

And inutile their drums in his march to the grave,
To the music and language of woe.

The Magnolia City laments for the dead.
Through w hos, stret tS his gay ha 11 tiers he hore
1 fu a far distant land— but low lies his head,
\ 1 t columns shall rise on the fields where he hied,

Ami freemen his memory adore.

generous breast,

Houston. Texas, is called the Magnolia City.
fOol. Terry was killed in Kentucky In 1861.

Col. Terry was the First Colonel of Tern- Texas
Rangers.

Jefferson Davis and Abraham Lincoln were horn
in Kentucky, in 1808and L 809, respectively; both left
their native State in childhood’s days; one emigrated
North, the other South; both served in the Indian
wars of the West, both commenced their political life
about the same time, being Presidential Electors in
the election of 1844, Paris for Polk and Lincoln for
Clay: I, nth were elected to Congress al’.nit the same
time, 1845 or 1846, and were in the same year, and al-
most the same day, elected to preside over their re-
spective governments — one as President of the United
States, the other as President of the Confederate States

of America. — Exchange .

112

CONFEDERATE VETERAN.

£Tic (Tonfcdcvittc Veteran.

Fifty Cents a Year. 8. A. CUNNINGHAM, Editor

Office at The American, Corner Church and Cherry Sts.

This publication is the personal property of S. A. Cunningham.
Money paid for it does not augment the Monument Fund directly,
but as an auxiliary its benefit certainly makes it eminently worthy
the patronage of every friend of the cause.

SUGGESTIONS TO SUBSCRIBERS.

I>on”t luiy pi tstotliee order* for sm:il] amounts, postage stamps or
postal notes are better, being less expensive. In sending stamps lei
them be of two cents each, One cent stamps are admissible, but
lamer are inconvenient. In sending clubs, where the work is com-
plimentary, as it so generally is, deduct cost of exchange.

Exchanges need not send regular issues. Such as have notices
are requested. Comrades and frieuds who are zealous for the i’h.n-
fedekate Vktekan can do it a valuable service by disabusing the
minds of indifferent persons who think it is specially for old soldiers,
and assuring them it is of to-day, pulsating with full life in accord
with the times. Its purpose is to show the ssouth in a true light, and
to honor those who sacrificed property, comfort, and often life,
through their devotion to principle.

The gray and the lilue are terms as indicating the
spirit of the Veteran by correspondents. It is some-
times delicately suggested that the Veteran be surely
gray. Come, brother, don’t worry about that. This
publication shall continue to be as gray as the century-
burned granite. It is impossible for it to be otherwise
while a sane mind directs this pen. It will control
every influence possible in the way of honor and good-
will to our fellows — our noble women included — and
it will stop short of nothing in declaring our merit to
the respect and the pride of all true Americans, but
it is absolutely without bitterness toward the other
side, and it will gladly honor their brave, true men.
In our last issue due credit was given Lieut. Hitchcock,
who was a Sergeant and performed a heroic feat for
the Union at Gettysburg. He was worthy then as well
as now. While about to return to his command from
the field hospital, a few days after that, he cut his
double blanket in two and gave half to a wounded
comrade, and before he got from the hospital he
saw a Confederate badly wounded in the knee and
shivering as he lay under a tree, when oil’ went the
remaining part of his blanket to warm “Johnnie Reb.”
Nobody has complained on this line.

Yes, we are too far away now for any bitterness.
The Veteran will vindicate the truth of history at all
hazards, but its mission is fraternal. Why, it is
thirty years within a few days since Stonewall Jack-
son finished a career that made his fame immortal
throughout Christian civilization, and we who fin-
ished the fight, even in defeat, and have persisted all
these succeeding decades in the maintenance of good
government, have no inclination ever to stir strife
again. True, we would ” turn all rascals out,” but we
seek peace along with good to our common country.

To every friend of this Confederate Veteran this
statement is commended : It is in your power to estab-
lish it permanently on a safely paying basis within a
fortnight. Induce somebody to send an advertisement
for a year. Professional cards will lie published at $5
a year. The space of an inch will lie given fur Sid a
year. Any business that appeals to every part of the
South for patronage can be well advertised in it. Write
to anybody who advertises and tell them that South-
ern people have shown a determination beyond pre-
cedent to sustain it, and that it will give them special
favor while advertising their wans to put it in the
Veteran. It is so well printed that everything is
read with more than the usual care. Let us all stand
together and patronize those who patronize our patri-
otic organ. You can help this movement by a letter,
even if a farmer and remote from any railroad.

The Nashville Sunday Times is publishing a series of
articles on the war. One of a current issue is headed,
” The Lottery of War had no Blank Cartridges for Gen.
Gordon’s Sixth Alabama Regiment.” The article con-
tains one of the good pictures of that hero’s scarred face.

In this issue of the Veterak, while republishing
several of the leading articles that appeared in the
first issue, it seems opportune to copy from a letter
to Mrs. Stonewall Jackson, received in Richmond May
6, 1863:

“At. midnight, on Saturday night, his men being
drawn up in line of battle, a body of troops was seen
drawn up a short distance in advance of our line. It
being doubtful whether they were friends or enemies
Gen. Jackson and star!’ rode forward to ascertain.
Whilst he was engaged in reconnoitering, his men be-
ing unaware of his movement, mistook himself and
staff for enemies and tired a volley into them, in-
stantly killing one of his staff and severely wounding
Gen. Jackson anil Mai. Crutchfield. One bullet passed
through the General’s right hand, whilst another
struck his left arm below the elbow ami, ranging up-
ward, shattered the bone near the shoulder. He in-
stantly fell to the ground. His brother-in-law, who
was with him, laid down beside him to ascertain the
nature of his wounds. In a moment the unknown
troops in front, who proved to be the enemy, advanced
and captured two other staff officers who were stand-
ing over the General without noticing him. Soon
after, four of our men placed him on a stretcher, and
were bearing him to the rear, when they were all shot
down. The injury to his right hand is severe, one of
the bones having been shot away, but it is believed he
will ultimately recover its use. It is a source of re-
gret to know that his invaluable services must be lost
to the country for a long time. More than all, it is
painful to know that he fell beneath the arms of his
own gallant followers. While the malicious, angry
bullets of the Yankees were unable to reach him. ‘a
chance volley and a mistake have laid low the hero of
the country ami the age.'”

This letter was published in Chattanooga May 10,
and the paper containing it was preserved by Gen. O.
P. Strahl, whose glorious career ended in the battle of
Franklin, and furnished me, with many other private
and published papers, by his sister, Mrs. Sigler, in
Kansas.

/

CONFEDERATE VETERAN.

IJ 3

The story of Mr. Green, an published in the last
Veteran, about going to the bed-room of Gen. Sher-
man, at Jackson, Miss., after its evacuation by Gen.
Johnston, recalls interesting reminiscences. It is a
very probable story, even unsupported by the author’s
reputation for integrity. A retreating army, com-
pelled t<> abandon valuable territory, scarcely used
any strategy in the rear of its columns.

Gen. Sherman could well enough sleep unguarded
in Jackson at that time. Desolate place it was! I
walked for a mile or more in its principal streets
during the seige without seeing a white inhabitant,
and but one old negro man. The houses, in many
instances, were open, and elegant furniture was scat-
tered through the yard, efforts to remove it being
abandoned after the beginning. It was almost as sad
;i picture hi’ desolation as was a battlefield after both
armies had gone. 1 was in a former evacuation of

Jackson when. with. ml an hour’s warning hardly, the

citizens fled with the retreating Confedi rates pell-mell
through hard rain.

But it was ‘it’ the last evacuation thai 1 have prom-
ised tn write. After a \\ eek’s siege, the powerful I
that had captured Vicksburg pressed Johnston at
Jackson until his withdrawal became necessary.
During the six successive days of this great cot
many prisoners were captured by desperate Confeder-
ates, and we were successful in securing various flags
of regiments, but reinforcements continued until
they confronted us to Pearl River above and below,
and were about to flank us across that river. My com-
mand was under severe fire of sharpshooters, who se-
cured positions in pallatial residences near our lines,
and which we were compelled to burn t” get rid of

them.

As one of fifty volunteers from my regiment, the
Forty-first Tennessee, to advance ourskirmish lii
pay high tribute to Spencer Eakin, the officer in ch
for his undaunted courage, which animated afresh our
spirits while holding positions all that long August
day on the south side of a plank fence in open field.
Eakin was young, with face as fair as the maiden- we
left at home, but he Beemed to have no knowledge of
fear, and to he void of depression through our severest
trials. We did not all survive that awful day.

I was assistant to the officer in charge of the skir-
mishers the night we stole away. My regiment cov-
ered the retreat over a large part of the front. We
were deployed along the same line that Eakin’s vol-
unteers had established, not over three hundred yards
in front of our temporary breastworks, and though
the stillness was as death, our army moved away so
quietly that our skirmishers, as a rule, knew nothing
of it. It was my memorable duty to crawl along this

skirmish line and whisper to the men the instructions
about how t” move on the retreat. Each soldier was
to follow the movement of the man to his right.

My opportunity for judging the characteristii
my fellows on this in is utilized in the state-

ment that while one man would be sound asleep as
ever he was in the babyhood cradle, another would
hardly breathe sufficiently in his intense anxiety.
This fact i- stated not in praise of the one and in con-
demnation of the other. The man with steadier
nerves and less fear had yielded to nature’s demands
and slept, but he would have been as valliant if
aroused as hi- most watchful companion.

When we L'”t back t” tin works, each moving by
tin- man to his right, whether by the flank oral
to the “about my were astonished to find the

army gone. We missed our way to the Pearl River
bridge, and when we finally reached it near sunrise

tin w len structure had heel fire, bu1 v

rived in time to escapi • it.

I \ sending this issue to personal acquaintances who
ived a copy heretofore the hope is modestly
expressed that its merits will bi and that

old friend- will not lie indifferent t” an enterpi
zealously advocated by those who don’t even know
the author. Some who have manifi d for the

monument cause have been strangely silent to this
power f”i organization and mouthpiece fur all of our
people furnished at individual expense. They must
fail to understand the situation, or they would unite
their influence and give their half dollar toward the
permanent establishment of the most universally pop-
ular organ yet issued in behalf of our common inter-
ests.

Tin John B Gordon in

behalf of the United Confederate Veterans is repub-
lished in this issue. That appeal i.- now earnestly
commended to veterans everywhere. It certainly de-
serves consideration from all organizations not mem-
The accessible place for meeting this year —
Birmingham — makes it desirable that every friend of
the organization make known its high merits to
(amps. Bivouacs, Lines, etc., with a view to as com-
plete unification as possible.

In this connection every friend of the Confederate
Veteran is requested to report organizations not
listed in this publication. It seeks to serve all alike.

Protest was made against the plea in the last Vet-
eran for our old slaves, but another letter from the
same source said: “Perhaps you are right.” The en-
actment of such a law as was suggested would do much
good t” worthy old black folks, and it would be very
helpful to those who will always care for them anyhow.

H4

CONFEDERATE VETERAN.

UNITED CONFEDERATE VETERANS.

The first article of the constitution of the associ-
ation declares: ” The object and purpose of this organ-
ization will be strictly social, literary, historical, and
benevolent. It will endeavor to unite in a general
federation all associations of the ( lonfederate veterans,
soldiers and sailors, now in existence or hereafter to
be formed; to gather authentic data for an impartial
history of the war between the State-: to preserve the
relics or mementoes of the same; to cherish the ties
dt’ friendship that exist among the men who have
shared common dangers, common suffering, and pri-
vations; to care for the disabled and extend a helping
hand t” the needy; to protect the widow and orphan
and to make and preserve the record of the services of
every member, and as far as possible of those of our
comrades who have preceded us in eternity.”

Th% last article provides that neither discussion of
political or religious subjects, nor any political action,
>hall be permitted in the organization, and any asso-
ciation violating that provision shall forfeit its mem-
bership.

Gen. -I . I’>. Gordon, the Commander of the Veterans,
in an address to the soldiers and sailors, said:

“Comrades, no argument is needed to secure for
those objects your enthusiastic indorsement. They
have burdened your thoughts for many years; you
have cherished them in sorrow, poverty, and humil-
iation. In the face of misconstruction you have held
them in your hearts with the strength of religious
convictions. Xo misjudgments can defeat your
peaceful purposes for the future. Your aspirations
have been lifted by the mere force and urgency of
surrounding conditions to a plane far above the paltry
consideration of partisan triumphs. Tic In. nor of
the American government, the just powers of the
Federal government, the equal rii_dits of States, the
integrity of the Constitutional Union, the sanctions
of law and the enforcement of order have no class of
defenders more true and devoted than the ex-soldiers
of tin’ South ami their worthy descendants. But you
realize the great truth that a people without the mem-
ories of heroic sull’ering or sacrifice are a people with-
out a history.

” To cherish such memories ami recall such a past,
whether crowned with success or consecrated in defeat,
is to idealize principle and strengthen character, in-
tensify love of country, and convert defeat ami disas-
ter into pillars of support lor future manh 1 and no-
ble womanhood. Whether the Southern people, under
their changed conditions, may ever hope to witness
another civilization which shall equal that which be-
gan with their Washington and ended with their Lee,
it i- certainly true that devotion to their glorious past
is not only the surest guarantee of future progress and

the holiest liond of unity, hut is also the strongest
claim they can present to t he confidence and respect
of the other sections of the Union.

“In conclusion, 1 beg to repeat, in substance at
least, a few thoughts recently expressed by me to the
State organization, which apply with equal force to
this general brotherhood.

” It is political in no sense, except so far as the word

‘political’ is a synonym of the word ‘patriotic’ It is
a brotherhood over which the genius of philanthropy
and patriotism, of truth and of justice, will preside;

■ if philanthropy, because it will succor the disabled,

help the needy, strengthen the weak, and cheer the

disconsolate; of patriotism, because it will cherish the
past glories of tic dead Confederacy and transmute
them into living inspirations for future service to the
living republic; of truth, because it will seek to gather
ami preserve as witnesses for history the unimpeach-
able facts which shall doom falsehood to die that truth
may live; of justice, because it will cultivate National,
as well as Southern, fraternity, and will condemn
narrow-mindedness and prejudice and passion, and
cultivate thai broader, higher, and nobler sentiment,
which would write mi the grave of’ every soldier who
fell on our side. ‘ Here lie- an American hero, a mar-
tyr to the right as his conscience conceived it.’

“1 rejoice that a general organization, too long Deg-
Lected, has at last been perfected. It is an organizaf ion
which all honorable men must approve and which
Heaven itself will bless. I call upon you, therefore,
to organize in every State ami community where ex-
Confederates may reside, and rally to the support of
the high and peaceful objects of the United Confed-
erate Veterans, ami move forward until by the power
of organization and persistent effort your beneficent
ami Christian purposes are fully accomplished.”

UNITED CONFEDERATE VETERAN (‘AMI’-.
ALABAMA.

POSTOPFICE. CAMP.

Bessemer Bessemer.

Birmingham W.J. Hardee 38

Eutaw Sanders 6J

Mobile Raphael Semmes…. It

NO. OFFICERS.

157… W. R. Jones, N. H.Sewall.

Montgomery Lomax …

lot.

,F. >s Ferguson, R. F.. Jones,
.(.’apt. (J. H.Cole, F. II. Mun.ty.
Capt. Thos. T. Roche, Win.

Miekle.

II.

Mickle.

.Capt. Emmet Selbels, J.
Higgins.

A RKANSAS.

Alma Cabell.. 202 ..

Bentonville Cabell 89…Capt. N S. Henry, A. J. Hates.

IV ■ lie Point .. Mailer 1!1J…

Cnarleston Pal Cleburne 191…

Conway leff Davis 213 .

Faj ettevllle w. II. Brooks 216…

Fori sin ill, lien T. Duval H6…Capt. I’.T. Devaney, K. M. Fry.

Greenwood Hen McCullocb 191…

Hackett City.. Stonewall 199 .

Hope Gratiot 203 .

Morrllton Robert W. Harper..2(i7…

Nashville foe Neal 202…

Van Buren John Wallace 209…

FLORIDA
Brookvllle W. W. Luring 111…

i Ihlpley. Chipley jit..

Dade City Pasco C. v. Ass’n…. 57…

Fernandlnn Nassau.

Inverness..,

..Geo.T. Ward

Jacksonville R. E. Lee

Jasper Stewart

. 58..

I… i

Lake City. Columbia Co 150..

Marian na Milton 182.

Monticello Patton Anderson…. 59..

oeala Marion fn.r. V. a 56

Orlando Orange Co .”>!..

Palmetto…

Pensucula..
Quincy

…Geo. T. Ward 58..

…Ward C. V. Ass’n lu .

D. L. Kenan.

HI).

Gen. John c Davant, Col.
Fred L. Robertson.

Capt John IS. Johnston, A.

it. Ravesles.
\v. Naylur Thompson.
Capt. w. c. Zimmerman, W.

s. turner.
Gen. Win. liaya.W.W Turk, r.

i apt. it. .1. si. -«ari. John E.

ilanna.
l’a|it.\V. K. Moore, W. M. Ives.

Capt. w. D. Barnes, F. Philip.
W. c. Bird, B. W. Partridge.

,’ apt.. I. J. Finley, Win. Fox.
Capt. W. H. Jewell, li. M.
Robinson.

Japt. J. C. l’elot, . I. W. Nettles.

Capt. R. J. Jordan, C. V.

Thompson.
Capt. R. H. M. Davidson, D.

M. McMillan.

CONFEDERATE VETERAN.

“5

FLORIDA— Continued.

POSTOFFICK. CAMP. NO. OFFICERS.

St. Augustine. ..E. Kirby Smith 175 Capt. J. A. Enslow, Jr.

Sanford Gen. J. Finnegan 149.. .Capt. A. M. Thrasher, C. H.

Lefler.

Tallahassee Lamar 161 EL A.. Whitfield

Tampa Hillsboro 36 i ‘(. F. W. Merrin.H. L.Crane.

Tltusvllle. Indian River.. i: C’L J. Prltchett, A. D. Cohen.

GEORGIA.

Atlanta Fulton Co., Ga 150 Gen.W L. Calhoun, John F.

E£d wards.
Dalton. Jos.E. Johnston i I apt A. F. Etoberts, J. A.

Blanton.
Ringgold Ringgold.

Spring Place…. John B. Gordon 50 Capt. R E.Wilson, W. II.

Etamsey.
ILLINi US.
Chicago Ex-Con Ass’n. v U’t. J. W. White, R L. France.

INDIAN TERRITORY.

Ard re rohn Bt. Morgan…. 107.. ‘ apt. J. I.. Gaut, It. Scales.

McAlester I off I.e.’ ,N P.Guy.F B. Coleman.

KENTUCKY.

Bowling Green. Bowling Green.. 143 Capt. W. F. Perry, James v.

Mitchell.

Cynthiana Ben Desha apt.D. M.Snyder, J.W.Boyd.

Danville J. Warren Grigsby, .’ ; i I apt. i M. Green, iohn M.

i is ughman.
Georgetown Geo. W. Johnson 98 Capt. A. H. Sinclair, J. Webb.
Harrodsburg… William Preston 96 ‘ apt. B. W. Allln.John Kane.
Lawrenceburg. Ben Hardin Helm .101 Capt. P. H. Thomas, John P.

\ a ugh n .

Lexington r. C. Brecklurldge 100 Gen. J Boyd, G. C. Snyder.

Mi Sterling Boy a. i iluke 201…Col. Thomas Johnson, W. T.

lla\ ens.

Paducah A. P. Thompson 174 ..( ‘t.W.G. Bullitt, J.M.Brown.

Paris rohn H.Morgan… 95 .Capt. \. T. Forsylh, Will \.

Gall
Richmond. Thomas B. Collins 215 Capt. Jas. Tevls, N. B. Death-

Russellvllle. .John W. Caldwell 139 Maj. J, B. Brlggs, W. B. Mc-

1 artj

Versailles.. Abe Buford 96.. .Capt. Fob. C. Bailey, Russell

V. Bishop.

LOUISIAN \
Alexandria Feff Davis 6 Gen. Geo. O. Watts, Capt. W.

W. Whlttington.
Amite City VmlteCity 78 Capt. A. P. Richards, G. W.

Bankston.
Baton Rouge Batou Rougt 17 Gen. John McGrath, F. W.

II. 1 Minall.

Berwick Winchester Hall 178 Cap! M. W. Bateman, F, 0.

Brien.
DoualdsonvillcMaJ. V. Mauin. IS Capt. S A.Poche, P. G
Evergreen RL. Gibson 19 Col Wm.W Ewell.I.l Jobn-

Bon.
LakeCharles Calcasieu C, Vel 82 Capl W \ Knapp, W. I..

Hutchings.
1,. Pro\ Idence ..Lake I’r-n Idence 198

Mansfield Mouton II.. Capt. C Bchuler, P.G Pegues.

Merrick Isaiah Norwood…. 110 1 apt D. T. Merrick, J. Jewell

faylor.
Natchitoches.. ..Natchitoches 10 ..Capt. J. Alp. Prudhomme, C.

!■;. Levy,
New Orleans ArmyotN.Va I. ..Col. W. R. Lyman, Thos. B.

O’Brien.

Now 1 irha us. Army of ‘IV n n 2. ..Gen. J. Glynn Jr., N. Cnny.

New Orleans. Wash. Artillery. 15 Col, B. 1 Eshelman, Lieut.-

Col. I.. \ Adam.
New Orleans…., HenrySL Paul.. 16 Gen.Jos. I fomoruelle, Col. M.

T. Ducros.

Opelousas EL E. Lee 14.. .Capt. I.. 1’ Prescott, Col. II.

Bloomficld.
Plaquemine [bervllle 18. ..Capt. (‘has. 11. Dickinson,

John I.. 1 lardenne.
Rayvllle Richland 152. Capt. John S, Summerlin,0.

I’. Smith.
1; u st in Rust In 7…CapLA.Barksdale, J. L. Bond.

Shreveport’ Gen. Leroy Stafford 8…CapL Wm. Kinney,Will H.

Tunna mI.

Tangipahoa Camp Moore 80. ..Capt. O. P. Amacker, i;. R,

Taylor.

MISSISSIPPI— Con/t 11

POSTOFFICE.

CAMP. SO. ..FT I

Edwar.ls W. A. Montgomery 26.. .Capt. W. A. Montgomery, 11.

w. Barrett.
Fayette I. J. Whilney…. 22 Capt. \v. 1.. Stephen, W. K.

Penny.
Greenwood Hush A. Elej nolds…218…

Grenada W. K. Etarksdale 189

llai: Hattiesburg -‘1 Capl Geo. D. Hartfleld, Evan

it. He

Holly sprimis K it M,,tt 28 .Capt. 1. F. Fant, s. H. Pryor,

Jackson. RobL A. Smith 24 .Capt. W.D.Holder, G. S. Green.

Macon Fas. Longstreet. .. 180…CapLW. H.Foote, J. L. Griggs.

Meridian Walthall 25 C’L W.F.Brown, B. V.White.

Miss. City Beauvoir 12 n.1.1; Davis, F S Hi

Natchez. …Natchez – euL-Col. F. J. V. Lot ami,

II.. Hopkins.
Port Gibson.. Claiborne. 167 Capt. A.K.Jones, W.W.Mo

Rolling Fori, .Pal I 1< burne.
Elo8edale Montgomery -‘ l,! F. A. Montgomery, Chas.

‘ I nrar.
Tupelo John M.Stone 131. ..Gen. John H.Stone, P, M.

Sli’

Vlcksburg Vtcksburg 12 Capl I’ A.Campbell, C. Davis.

Woodvllle Woodville I it. .1. n. .1 », P M.

kett.
Yazoi “i a/…. Camp 1 D. Robertson, W. R.

Mel ‘utcheon. 4

MISSOURI.
Kansas Cltj KansasClty. 80 C’t. J. W.Mercer, G. B.SpratL

NORTH CAROLIN V
Clinton .. Samps. 1. 11 11 liday, 1 F. Hening.

1 on. or. 1. . abai rus ‘ •• . < V.A

New I”. I titan n a in.’ 1 I. .1. 1.. Hall. I.. K.W hit oner.

OKLAHOM \

1. ‘ on. .1. B. ‘ .or.lon l’ihi

Oklahoma C’L D. H.Hammon it: .apt. .1. W, Johnston, John

■ 1. . asler.

SOUTH CAROLIN \

Aiken Barnard E Bee s 4 Capt. H H. Teague. J. N.

Wigfall.

SI rgi s St< pi., n Elliott “.1 .1. Otej 1;

II NNESS1 1

Chattai ga ..N. B. Forrest 1 Gen. J. P. Shlpp, L. T. Dick-
on.

1 pt. I’ H. smith, (lay

iker.
Fayettei – ford-Fulton… 114 Col. James D. Tillman, W. H.

< aslnon.

Franklin Iohn L. McEwen.. Capt. B K. Roberts, If. N.

[son.
Jackson John Ingram. Capl 1 – Mallory, S. E. Ker-

tolf.

Knoxvllli I llx K. Zolllcoffer…4 pt. Lin I Horn, Chas.

1 tucloux.
Knoxville . ..Fred Aull ‘> Col. Frank A. Moses, Maj. J.

W. S. 1 1 (.

Lewlsburg Dibrell….. – 1 pL */. P. Irvine, W. G.

>yd.
McKenzli Stom ill Facl pt. Marsh Atklsson, Dr. J.

I’. ( annon.

Memphis. His. Ass’n H Col. C. W. Frazer, R.J. Black.

Mm (n .si, ,,,-,, Joe B. Palmer.. ,. 81. ..1 apt. W. S. McLemore. Wm.

Led better.
Nasbvllh Frank Cheatham. 35 Elder R. Lin Cave, Col. John

I’. Hickman.

Shelbyvllle Wm. Frlerson v Capl John M. Hastings. Jno.

… Arnold.
Tniiai 1…. Pierce B. Anderson I73…Capt. .1. P. Bennett, W. J.

Thlbodaux.. Braxton Bragg..

UNO

MISSISSIPPI.

Boonevllle w. 11. 11. Tlsou 179. ..Capt. D. T. Beall.J.W. smith.

Columbus tsbam Harrison 27… Dr. B. A. Vaughan, W. A.

Campbell.
crystal so’gs. Ben Humphreys 19. ..Capt. c. Humphries, .1. M.

Haley.

apt. .1.

Winchester Turney 12 Capt. W. II. isrannan, J. J

ipt. W.
Martin.

TEXAS.

Abilene Abilene 7.’ T. W. Dougherty.

mi Col. II. I.. Bentley, Theo.
Ho,

AH arado Alvarado 160. ..I. EL I’os. y

Athens Howdy Martin 85 Capt. D M. Morgan, W. T.

I- list a…

Atlanta stonewall lackson 91. Capt. J. D. Johnson, James

N. Simmons.

Austin TohnBHood 103 Capt. Wm. M. Brown, (has.

H. Bow oil.

Beaumont A.S.Johnston 75. ..Capt. Jeff Cbalsson, Tom J.

Russell.

Beltow Bell (o. ex-Con As li> (apt. II. M. Cook, R H. Tur-
ner.

n6

CONFEDERATE VETERAN.

TEX IS ‘ ‘ cL

POSTOKFH K. CAMP. KO. OFFICERS

Bontiam SulRoss 164 Capt J. P. Holmes.

Brown wood …. Stonewall Jackson..U8… Capt Carl Vincent, R L.

a rcber.
r. B. Robertson 121.. . Capt. H. B.Stoddard, \V. H.

POSTOI PICE.

Bryan .

•ant
Harmon.

Buffalo’ lap I.. F. Mo Cant Ben F. Jones, .1. J.

Eubank.
Calvert W. P. Townsend.. HI Cant. J. n. Drennon, C. W.

Hlgglnbothain.
Camerson Ben McCullougb 29. ..Capt K. J. Mclver, Joseph B,

Moore.
Cam. .11 lames L. Hogg 133 Capt T. J. Towles, \V. 1).

Thompson.

Carthage Horace Randall.. 1S3…J. R Bond, J M. Woolworth.

Cleburne PatCleburne 88…Capt 0. T. Plummer, M. S.

Kalll. .
Colorado Albert Sidney — …Capt W V. Johnson, Thos.

<.{. Mullln.
Columbus Shropshire-Upton. ..112.. I lapt. I ….. Mc( lormlck, J. .i.

Dick.
Coleman John Pt-lham 76…Capt J. J. Callan, James M.

Williams.
Corpus! :hrlstl…Jos. E. Johnston 63… Capt 11. it Sutherland, U. C.

Spann.

Coraicana C. M. Winkler l47…Capt R M. Collins.

Crocket! Crockett 141. ..Capt Enoch Braxson, J. F.

Martin.

cal.lwcii Camp Rogers 142. .J. F. Matthews.

Dallas Sterling Price 31…Capt .1. .1 Miller, Gen. Wm.

L. Thompson.

He. -Miir Ben McCulloch 30. ..Capt Will A. Miller. A. F..1-

wards.
Denton sul Ross 128 Capt Hugh McKenzie, J. R.

Burton.
Dublin Erath & Comanche. 83 .(Jen. J.T. Harris, I.. E. < ; i 1-

lett
Emma Lone star 198 ..

eld Wm. L.Moody 87. ..(‘apt. Geo.T. Bradley. L. G.

San. lifer.

Farney Camp Bee 130. ..Capt. T. M. Daniel, s. G.

Fleming.

Fort Worth R K. Lee 158. ..J. W. Friend, Eugene Burr.

Frosl R. (i. Mills lim. (apt. V. Chamberlain, Dr. M.

F. Wakefield.
Gainesville Jos. E. Johnston lilt., (apt. . I M. Wright, John T.

‘apt. .1 .
Walker

Galveston. Magruder 10S…Gen. T. N. Waul, Chris c.

Beavans.

Gatesville Ex-C. A. Coryell Co-185 .W. 1.. Saunders.

Goldthwaite Jell’ Davis 117. ..Maj. J. E. Martin,!-‘. M.Tav-

• lor.

Gonzales Gonzales 156… Ma]. W. B. Savers, M. East-.

land.
Graham Young County 127. ..Capt A. T. Gay, Y. M.Ed-
wards.
Granbury Granbury ii7…J. A. Formivalt, I. R Morris.

Hamilton A. S. Johnston 1 Hi .Capt. W. T. Saxon, C. C.

Powell.

H. instead Tom Green 130 ..Capt Van li. Thornton, Sam

Seliwarz.

Henrietta Sul Ross 172…Capt. F. J. Barrett, C. B. Pat-
terson.

Hlllsboro Hill County 166. ..Win. A. Fields.

Hou-ton Dick Bowling IH7…

Kaufman Geo. D. Munion 115.. Capt. Jos. Huffmaster, K. s.

Pi pes.
Kingston A. s. Johnston 71. ..Capt J. F. Puckett, T. J. Fos-
ter.
La.lonia Roht. E. Lee 126. ..Capt G. W. Blakeney, F. W.

Blakeney.
LaGrange Col. B. Timmons 61. ..Capt. H. II. Phelps, N. Hol-

man.
Lampasas R.K.Lee 60. ..J. S. Lauderdale, D. C.

Thomas.
Lubbock F.R.Lubbock 13*. ..Capt. W. D. Crump, G. W.

Shannon.

Madlsonvllle Johh G. Walker 128. ..R. Wiley.

Meridian A. S. Johnston 11a. (apt. Robert Donuell, J. W.

Adams (acting).
Merkel Merkel 79. ..(‘apt. .1. T. Tucker, A. A.

Baker.
Mexia Joe Johnston 94. ..Capt c. L. Watson, H. W.

Williams.

Mlnneola Wood County 163… Capt J. H. Huflmaster, Geo.

A Cage.

Mt Enterprlse.Rosser 82. .. Capt. T. Turner, B. Birdwell.

Mt Pleasant Coi. Dud Jones 121. ..(‘apt. c. L. Dlllahunty, J. C.

Turner.

Montague Bob stone 93. ..Capt It Bran, It D. Rugeley.

McKinney Collin County 109. ..Uen. W.M.Bush, II. C. Mack

TEXAS— Continued.

CAMP. No. OPl i. I is.

Navasota Pal Cleburne 102 ..(‘apt. W. E. Harry. It M. West

Oakvllle robn Donaldson .. — …

Palestine Palestine U…( apt. J. W. Fw Ing, .!. M. Fill-

lluwlder.

Palis A. S. Johnston Tli (apt. Geo. H. PrO\ in. . John

W. W< bb
Paint Rock.. Jeff Davis 168.. .Capt W. T. Melton. J. W.

Katchford.

Rockwall Rockwall 74. ..(‘apt. M.S. Austin. X. c F.d-

wards.

Roiiy w. W. Loiing 151. ..Capt D. 8p er, W. ii. smith.

San Antonio A. S. Johnston 111. (apt. John s. Ford, Tavlol

M. I:

Seymour Bedford Forres! B6 Capt T. H. c. Peery, It J.

Browning.

Sherman Mildred Lee. :«> ( lapt .1. T. Wilson, R. Walker.

Sweetwater. E. C. Walthall 92. (apt. W. D. Beall, J. II. Free-
man.
Sulphur Sp’gs. .Matt Ashcroft 170 (aid. R. M. Henderson. M. G.

Miller.

Taylor A. s. Johnston 165…Capt M. Ross. p. Hawkins.

Tyler i..S. Johnston 18. ..Capt James P. Douglas, sid

s. Johnson.
Vernon Camp Cabell 125. ..Capt Sbem E. Hatchett, M.

D. Davis.
Waxahacliic. let!’ Davis MS Capt. R. P. Mackey. W. M.

McKnight.
Weathi it. .id ….Tom Green 169…Capt J. P. Rlee, M. v. Klu-

uison.
Wichita Falls… W. J. Hardee 73. ..Capt C. R. Crockett, N. A.

Robinson.

VIRGINIA.

li.ams Stat ion.. J. E. B. Stuart 211

Richmond George E. Picketts..2U4…

Roanoke William Watts.. …205

Williamsburg. .McGrudcr-Kwell . 210…

WASHINGTON, D. C.

Washington Wash, city Con l”l….Maj. Albert Akers.

Organizations nut members of the United Confed-
erate Veterans are to lie reported in lull as sunn as in-
formation is received. There are in Tennessee twenty-
two Bivouacs, including seven organizations of sons.

POSTOFFICE.

HlVOl’AC.

Columbia Leonidas Polk

i oil latin Daniel s. Donelson..

Troy Warren McDonald

DiCKSOn lames E. Rains

Lynchburg Woody B. Taylor …

Paris Fitzgerald-Lamb…

I Dresden Jenkins

Lebanon R. .licit Hat ton

Gaiuesboro… s. s. Stanton

Alamo Joseph E. Johnston

Trenton 0. F. strahl

Cookevlllp Pat Cleburne

Brownsville …Hiram S. Bradford.

Harts\ ill. Barksdale

Riddlclon. . F. I,. Bradley

McMinnvllle Savage

OFFICERS.

Capt. .1. 11. Fussell, W. P. Dobbins.
.J. W. Blackmore, J A. Trousdale.

P. J. Cum in ins. Alex. N. Moore.

i.t. W. J. M.iiins. Lt J. M. Talley.

(apt. John 1). Tolley, D. P. Allen.

P. li. hit, A. it Lankford

c. M. Kwlng, John n. McKeen.

.A. K. Miller. G. R. Gwynn.

Col. M. I.. Gore, N. H. Young.
..J. B. Humphreys, D. B. Dodson.

.I.e. Mi’lii arnian. Mai. Wm. Gay.

Capt. Walton Smith, W. P. Chapln.

c.l. i;,o. (‘. Porter. A. D. Bright.

Col, w. J. Hale Mai. A.s. Reaves.

Thos. W. Cosby. Sgt B. N. High.
. — Hackett (officers not reported).

sons id-‘ CONFEDERATE SOLDIERS— TENNESSEE DIVISION..
POSTOFFICE. BIVOUAC. OFFICERS.

Winchester Ubert .-. Marks A. H. Marks (Died Sept. il. 1892), .!<>

(‘. Garner.

Nashville Thus, i . Mind man. His Hind man. Jas. F. Hager.

Clarksvllle \ If red R .bb F. s. Beaumout, (‘has. w. smith.

Gain. si. mo I, s. Ouarles D. H. Morgan, s. H. \ . Young.

Knowiile L E.B.Stuart 1. W. Green, J. W. ». Frlerson, Jr.

Franklin W P. Rucker L. W. Buford, l..e s M.F.wen.

McKenzie Jeff. Davis E. L. Cunningham, J. L. Thonias.m

The following camps are reported : Henderson i Ky. i.
Camp Henderson, Maj. M M. Kinnard, Commander >
Capt. Richard 11. Cunningham, Adjutant.

It would lie very beneficial it’ the reader would see
to it that any Camp he or she may know of would re-
port it at once.

CONFEDERATE VETERAN.

117

LAST ORDER OF R. E. LEE.

ATTENTION, WHITWORTH SHARPSHOOTERS.

Headquarters Army of Northern Virginia, April
10, 1865. — General Order No. 9.— After four years of
arduous service, marked by unsurpassed courage and
fortitude, the Army of Northern Virginia has
compelled to yield to overwhelming numbers and re-
sources. I need not tell the survivors “f s^ many
hard-fought battles, who have remained steadfast to
the last, that I have consented to this result from no
distrust of them. But feelingthat valor and devotion
could accomplish nothing that could compensate for
the loss that would have attended the continuance ol
tin’ contest, 1 determined t<> avoid the sacrifii
tho.-e whose past services have endeared them to their
countrymen.

By the terms of the agreement officers and men can
return to their homes and remain until exchanged.
Von will take with you the satisfaction that proceeds
from the consciousness of duty faithfully performed,
and 1 earnestly pray that a merciful God will extend
you his blessing and protection, With an unceas-
ing admiration of your constancy and devotion to
your country, and a grateful remembrance of your
kind and generous consideration tor myself, I hid you
an affectionate farewell. R. E. Lee, G teral.

SOUTHERN HISTORICAL SOCIETY.

The Confederate Veti ran commends to the pat-
ronage of all students of the history of the late war
the Southern Historical Society, headquarters at Rich-
mond, Va. This society has for its object the noble
purpose of advancing the truth of history, in the fur-
therance of which it has published, since 1876, twenty
volumes of ” Papers ” of inestimable value. Some of
these volumes have already become very scarce, com-
plete sets selling readily for from – $100 when
they can he had.

Vol. XV. — Paroles of the Army of Northern Virginia,
Swrendered at Appomattox Court-house, Apn 19, 1865,
with Historical Tntroi possesses a singular claim

to the regard of those whose name- it honorably in-
cludes. The information is not accessible elsewhere.

It behooves every one of Fee’s last followers to secure

this volume, to he cherished by his posterity.

The society possesses much original material of
great historical importance and interest for an indefi-
nite continuance of its annual serial, ami the hop, 1-
cherished that sustenance will not he wanting for the
just performance of this worthy purpose. Each passing
year adds to the importance of these publications.
Distinguished soldiers of both armies in “the war
between the states” indorse the statement of tic \
England Historical and Genealogical Register, that “no
library, public or private, which aims at a historical
completeness, can afford to he without these volume-,”

and of the London Saturday Review, that “they contain
a mass of information relative to our war, without a
careful study of which no historian, however limited
his scope, should venture to treat.”

Annual membership fee. $3; life membership fee,
8″>U. The annual volumes arc sent free of cost to all
members. Those taking life membership now can
make very advantageous arrangements with the Sec-
retary for securing the volumes of past publications.
Address K. A. Brock, Secretary, State Capitol, Rich-
mond, Va.

Knoxvii.i.e, Texx.. April 3, 1893. — Friend Cunning-
ham: For years I have sought in many ways to obtain
the address of surviving members of the several corps
of Whitworth’s Sharpshooters of the Army of Ten-
nessee. The first organization was that of Cleburne’B
division, at Wartrace, in 1863; afterward a corps com-
prising all of the Whitworth Rifles in Bragg’s army
was organized near Chattanooga, and did grand service
thereafter till the end of the civil war. The third or-
ganization was made at Meridian, in the army of ( ten,
Johnston, afterward known as the Army of Missis-
sippi, and, after the death of Gen. Polk, as Stewart’s
Corps of the Army of Tennessee. Can you help me?
Yours truly, (‘has. F. Vanderford.

Any survivors of this organization will he glad to
see the above from Maj. Vanderford. who organized
them at all the places named, and who was confi-
dential and intimate with Joseph E. Johnston. Pat-
rons of the Veteran will prize what he may b<
en, utgh to till them from time tot

THESE WOND1 HI t I Gl MS.
The Whitworth ritle was made in England, and was
imported by the l Irdnance Bureau of the Confederate
States at a cost of about 81,000, in the equivalent of

gold, for each title and one thousand rounds of ammu-
nition. A telescope, about ten inches long, fitted with
of great power and exquisite finish, could tic
instantly hinged upon the breech end of the barrel,
the eye piece adjusted so as to !„■ at the proper dis-
tance from the l, ft ,ye ,,f the rifleman. The front, or
object glass end of the telescope, was furnished with
an arc sliding easily, hut close, in a guide-piece fast-
ened upon the barrel of the gun. The axis of the tel-
escope ami that ,,f the rifle barrel were i xactly paral-
lel in vertical line whatever the elevation of the muz-
zle; the aim was always made by sighting through the
glass. The cartridge was made with great care; the
bullets of compressed lead, one and a half in, dies long,
and of precisely uniform weight; the charges of pow-
der precisely ,,f the same weight, the grains somewhat
coarse, of uniform size, finely glazed; the cartridge
wrapped in parchment and coated with paraffine. The
men were drilled in camp, on the march, and even on
the field of battle, in judging distances. They would
he halted, for instance, and required to guess at the
distance of a certain point ahead and then measure
by steps on their way. When firing, these men
were never in haste; the distance of a line of men. of
.1 horse, an artillery ammunition chest, was carefully
decided upon; the telescope adjusted along its arc to
give the propel elevation: the gun rested against a
tree, across a log, or in the fork of the rest-stick carried
for the purpose The terrible effect of such weapons,
in the hands of men who had heen selected, one only
from each infantry brigade, because of his special
merit as a soldier and skill as a marksman, can he
imagined. They senl these bullets fatally 1200 yards,
and were unpleasant a mile off.

St. Louis Christian Advocate: “It abounds with inter-
est iug facts and incidents concerning men and things
in the late war ami after the war. Mention is made
of prominent actors on both sides, hut always in a
spirit of fraternity and good-will. It may, then, be
read with interest and pleasure by people in all sec-
tions of the country.”

nS

CONFEDERATE VETERAN. /

REVIVED REMINISCENCES. “UNCLE” DAN EMMETT. AIT110R OF “DIXIE.”

\v. a. CAMPBELL, COLUMBCB, Mis-.

Your article from the Fifteenth Texas soldier, and
the Federal, in tin’ March Dumber, reminds me of my
own experience with an Ohio soldier, either of the
Sixty-second <>r Sixty-third Ohio Regiment, July 22,
1864, just at tin- edge of Decatur, Ga., about six miles
from Atlanta. A- my command (Muldron’s Missis-
sippi Calvary went into Decatur 1 -aw a wounded
Federal in tin- hot sun, and I halted and asked him
it 1 could do anything for him. He said, ” Yes, please
give mi- water and get me out of tin- sun.” I unslung
my canteen and gave him half in his own canteen
and carried him to the shade. 11′- thru pointed to
one of our men and .-aid. “That man took my money
and knife.” I ordered tin- man to return them t>> him,

which he did. and 1 -aid to the Federal that as soon as

the battle was over I would have him carried to the
tield hospital. After the fight was over I went hack
to see about him. hut he had been taken away, and 1
do not know anything more of him. lie was shot
through the right lung, and may have died. My rec-
ollection is that he belonged to Badge’s corps, as we
captured this general’s headquarters, with books and
papers.

Capt. Campbell, who is the Adjutant of the [sham
Harrison Camp at Columbus, sends this additional
reminiscence :

Mr. T. .1. McGahee, now a citizen of this place, re-
lates the following incident as happening to him during
tin/ war: He was wounded in the leg and captured and
carried to the Federal hospital, and the surgeon in
charge derided to amputate it. McGahee said to
tin- doctor: “I do not want my leg cutoff, I would
rather die.” Hut tin- surgeon said: “I don’t care
what you want. I am going to cut it oil.” So McGahee
was put on the table and preparations made to cut.
McGahee refused to take chloroform, and as the sur-

feon came up to tin- table. McGahee, who uses his hit
and, gathered all his strength and hit the surgeon a
stinging blow- in the nose, bringing the blood and
knocking him down. As soon as the surgeon could
recover from tin- blow, with an oath he rushed at the
man, cut him so badly with the surgeon’s knife that
he was afraid to operate, and so McGahee was carried
back to the hospital, and he has his leg yet. He does
not remember the surgeon’s name, but no doubt if
yet living he will remember this Incident well.

Again he writes: A. .1. Story, of the Eleventh Ala-
bama Regiment. Wilcox’s Brigade, Mahone’s Division,
and now living here, captured a Capt. \V. W. Wads-
worth, of Pumell’s Legion, Maryland t roups, at t lie I >avis
Farm battle, seven miles from Petersburg, Va., on the
Weldon Railroad. He took his sword and pistol from
him and has this sword now. If he knew that Capt.
Wads worth was living, or any of his i in mediate family,
he would return it gladly. The pistol he gave away
in Virginia. The sword was given to (‘apt. Wads worth
by his friends of the Twelfth Ward in Baltimore, so the
inscription on the hand of scabbard shows. Mr. Story
says as he was going back with his prisoner he met
Maj. Crow, of the Ninth Alabama Regiment, and
turned him over to the Major, and Capt. Wadsworth
handed the Major his watch ami purse to bake care of,
as they were both Masons.

Mount Vernon, Va., April 2. — “Uncle” Han Em-

iintt. the composer of the celebrated and soul-stirring
song, •’ I bxie,” is living here on the bounty of friends.
The Actors’ bund of New York has forwarded sums
of money from time to time to supply his wants.
Uncle Dan is seventy-eight years old, and since he be-
gan as a boy of ten to work for a living his life has
Been one long series of ups and downs, adventures
and triumphs. And now. suffering from hardships
and poverty, aged and forsaken, he is at work on a life
of Daniel B te in poetry, which is almost com-
pleted. He has received word to go to New York.
that his friends may demonstrate their kind remem-
brance of him at a benefit. Asked about the compo-
sition of “Dixie,” Mr. Emmett said:

“In L859 I was connected with Bryant Brothers’
Min.-trels. of New York. One Saturday night Jerry
Bryant came to me and said: ‘Uncle Han, can’t you
write me a hurrah walk-around, something to make a
noise with, and bring it here for rehearsal Monday
morning?’ I told him I thought I could. He said.
‘Do so, and bring it.’

“Going home. Sunday being a rainy day. I com-
posed ‘Dixie’ for him. and he was SO delighted with it
that he made us rehearse it all day Monday for the
evening performance. It was a ‘go’ right from the
start. When the war broke out Bryant Brothers’ Min-
strels were forbidden to sing it. It became so unpop-
ular in the North that when the band played it in the
streets of New York they were hooted and jeered at.”

While giving a sketch of Han Emmet, who wrote
“Dixie” it seems fitting to say a word about “Yankee
I )n, idle.” The story I get is that for one hundred and
thirty-live years it has been a historic air. Few, per-
haps, remember that to an English wit and musical
genius we are indebted lor the old tune. But true it
is. although it was composed in a spirit of rivalry,
awakened by the sight of the “Yankee Hoodies who
came to town” in answer to Gen. Amherst’s appeal to
the colonies for aid.

It was in the summer of 177″) that the British army
was encamped on the east bank of the Hudson, a little
below Albany. They were to open a campaign against
the French Canadians, and the well-disciplined and
uniformed troops awaited the arrival of the volun-
teers. In they came, a motley crowd — old men, mid-
dle-aged men, and young men— but all with brave
hearts beating and strong arms ready to do battle.
Some were mounted on ponies, others on old farm
horses, taken from the plow, and many, with zeal

which knew no fatigue, hurried on foot. Each carried
his own outfit and provisions. No two were dressed
alike; there were long coats and short coats, and no
coats at all ; there w ere high hats and low hats, covering
closely-cropped heads or wigs with flowing curls. In
they marched, and the regular soldiers made merry at
their expense. Even the officers were not betterman-
nered, and the Surgeon, Dr. Shackburg, entertained
his friends at mess by playing “Yankee Doodle,”
which he had composed in derision of the volunteers.
Twenty years later “Yankee Doodle” cheered the
heroes of Bunker Hill; and later still, more than ever
endeared to American hearts, it was exultantly played
as Lord Cornwallis’ army marched into Washington’s
camp at Yorktown.

CONFEDERATE VETERAN.

119

BRIEF BRILLIANT CAREER OF GEN. HINDMAN.

Gen. Thomas C. Hindman was born at Knoxville,
Tenn., in 1830. His father, Thomas C. Hindman,
moved to Mississippi when T..C. Hindman, Jr., was
quite young. He and his brother Robert were in
school at Princeton when the Mexican war broke out,
and they left school to join the army. Their father,
in the meantime, had become colonel of the Missis-
sippi Regiment in that war. Young T. (‘. Hindman,
at the age of seventeen, was brevetted second lieu-
tenant for gallantry. In 1856, having moved to
Helena, Ark., he made the race for Congress against
Dorsey Rice, and was elected as a state-‘ Rights Dem-
ocrat, taking his seat in 1857. During this canvass
he and Pat Cleburne, who was his room-mate and
bosom friend, were attacked by John Rice, Dorsey
Rice, and their brother-in-law, .lame- Marryatt, who
shot them from concealment and dangerously wounded
both of them. Hindman was wounded very badly in
the left side, while Cleburne was shot entirely through
In return .lames Marryatt was shot dead, and Dorsej
Rice and John Rice ran away and left the city. In
1861 Mr. Hindman resigned his seat in Congress to
enter the Confederate army. Returning to Arkansas,
he raised a legion known as ” Hindman’s Legion,” of
which he was elected colonel, lie was made brigadier-
general at Bowling Green, Ky., in which Mite In- look
part in some severe engagements. At the battle of
Shiloh he led a division and was dangerously wounded
in the fust day’s fight, and hi- horse was shot while he
was making a charge, lie was promoted to the rank
of major-general lor his conduct at Shiloh. After re-
covering from his Shiloh wounds he commanded the
Trans-Mississippi District, and by his energy and ag-
gressiveness organized and equipped quid’ an army.
He hail succeeded in almost clearing the department
of Federal forces when he was ordered, at hi- own re-
quest, to the eastern side of the river tor more active
service. While in Arkansas he commanded the Con-
federates in the bloody battle of Prairie Grove, where
the Federals, though superior in numbers, were de-
feated and demoralized under Gen, Blount. He com-
manded a division at the battle of Chickamauga, ami
was so badly wounded that for several months after
wards he was unable to resume command. When tie
war closed (ien. Hindman went to the City of Mexico,
where he remained for about three years. Returning
to Helena he took a very active part in the protei tion
of his people from the carpet-bag element and wa- as
sassinated by unknown parties September 28j 1868.

IMPARTIAL UNITED STATES HISTORY.

A committee appointed bj the United Confederate
Veterans to consider the matter of procuring an im-
part isan school history of the United States, in which
justice should he done to the South, with special refer-
ence to its part in the war between the States, met in
New Oilcans. It consisted of the late Gen. E. Kirhy-
Smith, Prof. Nicholson, of the University of Tennes-
see. Prof. Alonzo Hill and lien. ]>. S. Lee, of Mis-is
sippi. Gen. Smith expressed it as his opinion that
the hest way to get the materials for the history out-
side of the records in the War Department, which, of
course, were invaluable, would he to have the camps
of the Confederate Veterans throughout the entire
South take the trouble to collect all material in the

way of documents, personal recollections, etc.. within
their reach. The camps in this way could collect all
that was necessary to supplement the Government
records. After some discussion of the question of se-
lecting a southern author of scholarship and reputa-
tion to prepare such a history, it was decided inexpe-
dient at tin- time to take such action, and the follow-
ing resolution was adopted :

1. “The committee is gratified to report that several
histories of the United States, suitable for use in
schools and acadamies, have been written in the past
t” \\ years which, though partisan, deal fairly with all
questions touching the South and the war between the
Slates. Thi- evidence that the best thought of south-
ern as well a- northern writers is now directed to this
matter, encourages the hope that the long and sorely
fell want of a correct history for our children w ill soon
be, if it is not already, supplied.

■_’. “That the committee assign to its several mem-
bers certain of these histories, and also such a- are
deemed unfair, and that each member he required to
submit a written report on such histories as may he
assigned to him at the next meetingof the committee

The committee then adjourned to meet at Birming-
ham, Ala.. July 17. 1893, when the members will sub-
mit their reports.

CONFEDERATE GENERAL

A

A. M. Sea. Jr.. of Louisville, Ky.. sends the follow-
ing carefully prepared list. Correction of any errors
i- requested :

Samuel Cooper, N.Y.. Jum n, Va., Dec. 3. ls7n.

A Hi.’ it S. Johnston…. Ky., Feb. 2, 1803 Shllob, Tenn., April K, 1882,
Robert I Lei Va., [-an 19, 18U7 Lexington, Va., Oct. 12, 1870.

Joseph E. Johnston Va , Feb.8, 1MJ7 Washington, Ire. March

21, It
G.T.R La., May 28, 1818 New Orleans, La., Feb. 20,

1883.
Braxton Bragg N.C., March 27, UUT.Galveston, Texas, Sept. -‘7,

1876.

E. Klrby-Smlth Fla., May 16, 1824 Sewanee, Tenn., March js,

1893.

i.l Mi; \i . Il MPOH Ull 1! INK.

Ky., June 1, 1831 Ne* Orleans, La., i.u

John H. Hood

Lieutenant Generals.

James Longstreel S. < ‘.. Jan. s. isia

1 nidae Polk N.C., April 10, ism) Pine M««ntain,Tenn., June

14, 1864.
Theoph. H. Holmes. N. C, 1804 Fayetteville, N. C, June 20,

1880.

William J. Hardee Ga., 1817 Hydesvllle, Va., Nov. 6, 1873.

Thomas J. Jackson Va., Jan. 21, ls_’i Guinea’s Station, Va.. May

Hi. 186 I.

John i Pemberton Pa., Aup. 10, 1814 Penllj n. Pa,, July 13, 1881.

Richard S. Ewel) D.C., Feb.B, 1817 Springfield, Tenn., Jan. 25.

1872.

Ambrose P. Hill Va., Nov. 9, I82S Petersburg.Va., April 2, 1865

lianlel H. Hill s.c.iuh 12, 1821 Charlotte, N. C. Sept. 25,

1889.
Richard Taylor La., Jan. 27, 1827….. New York City, April 12.

1878.

Stephen D. Lee s. C

Jul. :il A. Early Va.. Nut., 2, lsltl

Richard H. Anderson s. c. isiii lleaufort, s. (‘., Jnne2n, 1«79.

Alex. P. Stewart Tenn., Oct 2, 1821

Nathan B. Forrest Tenn.. July 13,1821. ..Memphis, Tenn., Oct. 29,

IS77.

Wade Hamilton s. i !., March 28, 1818.

Simon B. Buckner Ky.. April 1, 1823

Jo-pii Wheeler….^ Ga., sept. io. 1888

John IS. Gordon Oa.. Feb. 6, 1836

Capt. B. M. Teague, Aiken, S. C: “My friends who
read the Confederate Veteran are delighted with it.”
Capt. Teague, who preserves war relies, is anxious for
“the Confederate paper printed by Grant’s men after
the fall of Vicksburg.”

120

CONFEDERATE VETERAN.

TRIBUTE TO GEN. BEAUREGARD.

The Old Guard

The I!. E. Lee Camp a1 Richmond got off its dignity
in this year ’93 so far as to publish the following:

“MEAN-YOU”
FOB \ “BIG BAT” IN MEMORY OF OLD T1MBS.

First Belief.—* lyster Soup, shadow Soup, Invisible soup. Horse-
tail Soup. Old Suck soup, and more Soup ; Job’s Turkey, stuffed with
sauerkraut ; Roast Pigs, stolen by Pegram’s Battalion and kindly con-
tributed; Nassau Bacon, sliced ; Baked Duck, Wagon Grease Sauoe ;
Baked Mule, Baked Beans, Castor Oil Beans, a la Bedford.

Second Relief.— Bull Hun Stew, Jfevll-of-a-stew, Ferriter’s Irish
Stew, Stewed Boot Jacks, The Mozarl Academy stew, Greyback stew.
With “Let-gO” Sauce, stew All Around, Another stew- when we gel
home; Pumpkins Pun, pUin-heads, onions. Red Beets, Dead Beats,

Corn tolis Appomattox stylo. Green Apples. Gi n rersiminous,

Black Eye Peas, seasoned with old Quids.

Third Relief.— Sorghum Pies, shortened with Plaster of Paris;
Crab Apple Pie, with Pine Tar Sauce ; Doughnuts, fried in Castor Oil ;
A.dam’8 Apple, Pears (male and female. Onions sliced in Vinegar

(Copied from Westmoreland Club), Acorns, Hard Nuts iTom Byrne
and Geo. Dean), Pish Balls, Minnie Halls, ami Base Balls.

Cold Dishes.- ice, with noCre ; Home-made Ice, Northern Ice,

Mill-pond Ice, .More lee ; lee Sykels. new kill to .lulillsi.

Luxuries.- Pepper Sauce, Slops, Polk-berry Bon nee, Grand Bounce,
Bounced Out, Rye Coffee, .Muddy Water, Cold Water, Irish Whiskey
and More Whiskey, Shampain, Pain-ln-belly, Smoke.

Attached to the liill of fare was this “notice”:

»«r The committee ha- specially ruled that no comrade shall conic
to the tal.le in his hare feet, or without a shirt on i no matter about its
being hoi led), nor shall he put his feet on the table, nor pick his teeth
with a bayonet.

The Katerer la German Prince in disguise) is skilled In his art, was
chief cook for Kornwallis, and will, no doubt, give immense satisfac-
tion in thus getting rid of his stale rarions— relics of the late wah. N.
P. Banks having retired from the service, the commissary stores are
rather limited.

Gen. W. I.. Cabell, in public meeting at Dallas:

I knew Gen. Beauregard as long and more inti-
mately than any of his old army friends now living,
‘ xcept, probably, Gen. Jubal Early. I knew him be-
fore the war. and. was his chief quartermaster ami con-
fidential stall’ oliicer at Manassas from June 1, 1861,
until after the battles of Blackburn’s Ford ami Bull
Kim, on the 18th ami 21s< of -Inly, when Gen. Joseph
E. Johnston, by virtue of his rank, assumed com-
ma ml. I. of course, was after that mi (o -ii. • I oh ii-t on ‘-
staff. All this, however, is matter of history. 1 want
to indorse every word found in these resolutions, and
to reiterate, if possible, the sentiment that he was one
of the greatest of civilization’s soldiers and chieftains.
lie was a man of matchless ability as a great field

commander, ami known to he and pn unced one of

the greatest military engineers living. His attack on
Foil Sumler and his defense of Charleston won for
him the admiration not only of the South, but of the
European nations, lie was not only a great leader,
luit he was a great Organizer, and had the love and
confidence of the Southern soldiers, no matter from
what part of the South the soldiers came. The men-
tion of his name i Beauregard i on the halt lefield would
inspire as much enthusiasm as “Napoleon” ever did
in the zenith of his glory. 1 was by his side at Black-
burn’s Ford and Hull Run unless off executinghisorders.
He was a perfect .Murat in a charge, he was cool under
tire, and his presence everywhere created a shout that
made even a soldier quicken his pace in the charge,

1 was not only with him in Virginia, hut was with
him at Corinth after the battle of Shiloh. and had the
honor of his presence on two or three occasions at
Corinth when 1 ” skirmished ” with the enemy. After
the fight at Farmington he came up with Gen. Van
Horn and simply said: “Cabell, I am proud of you
and your Texans.” He could have said nothing that
would have given me more pleasure, and I know what
was gaid was fully appreciated by the brave men I
commanded.

Gen. Beauregard’s manner to his soldiers during the
war was such as to win their love and admiration.
1 1 is career since the war has shown him to he a ” mod-
est citizen of tender traits and sensitive honor,” of
generous and noble impulses always ready and willing
to assist with his purse or to encourage with his ex-
ample and advice the people of the South, whom he
loved better than his life. Whether on the tented
field or in the councils of State, Gen. Beauregard was
always the same brave and true patriot. 1 not only
admired him as a great soldier, hut loved him as a
brother, and his name and his fame will he cherished
by mi’ and mine as long as we are permitted to remain
on tdiis side of the great river that we all have to cross.

Tiik Davis Monument. — The proposed monument
to Jefferson Davis is a monument to Southern valor.
sacrifice, and devotion to principles. It is a testimo-
nial to those who will come after US that the people of

this generation are not unappreciative of the indom-
itable courage ami heroism of the soldiery of the
South. It is the patriotic duty of every man and
woman in the Southern States who has a penny to
spare to give it to this cause, and the Sunny South will
be pleased to receive and forward subscriptions. — Tile
Sunny Smith.

CONFEDERATE VETERAN.

121

BUILD THE DAVIS MOUMENT.

THE SOUTHERN PEOPLE TO UNITE IN THE WORTHY UN-
DERTAKING.

The committee appointed by Gen. J. B. Gordon,
of Georgia, Commander of the United Confederate
Veterans, of one from each State, met in Richmond,
Sept. 17, by direction ot its chairman, Gen. W. L.
Cabell, of Texas, to consider the Location, cost of con
struction, plans, etc., for the Davis Memorial. The
Richmond Association participated in the proceedings.

The general purposes wire set forth by the chairman
in a series of resolutions. They were that “as Rich-
mond was the capital of the Confederacy, and has been
selected by Mrs. Jefferson Davis as the burial place of
her husband, it is regarded the most appropriate place
for the erection of a monument to his memory. The
United Confederate Veterans will co-operate with the
Davis Monument Association of Richmond and the.
Southern Press Association in its efforts to erect the
same.” Also thai State organizations be formed, and
” that the chairman appoint for each Southern State
and for the Indian and Oklahoma Territories a sub-
committee of five members, each of which shall have
within its territory the entire control and supervision
of all matters pertaining to this sacred object, includ-
ing the collection of funds by popular subscription,
and shall have authority t’o name a suitable and re-
sponsible person as treasurer, to receive the same ami
forward quarterly to the treasurer of the Richmond
Associat ion.”

Gen. Cabell bus made the following appointments,
selecting from Veteran Associations:

Virginia— Gen Thomaa A Brander, Chairman; Hon J Taylor Elly-
Bon. Col Peyton Wise, Hon George L Christian, Rlcumoud; >r> w i
sin h< plin, b:in\ Ule.

Tennessee— S A Cunningham, Chairman, N nl C W Frs-

ser, Memphis; (Jen .1 V Shipp, Chattanooga; Gen Prank A Moses,
Knoxvllle.

Indian Trkri rem Gen N P Guy, Chairman, McAlester: Gen John
L Gait, Hon It W Carter, Ardmore; Col R B Coleman, McAli sti i Gi
D M Haley, Krebs.

Arkansas lira Kin T Ihival. Chairman, Fori Smith; Senator Jas
Berry, Bentonvilie; Col Jordan E Cravens, Clarksvllle; Maj A S Cab-
ell. Fori smith; Gen Anderson Gordo’h, Morrillton.

Kentucky— Gen John Boyd. Chairman, Lexington; Gen Bazil
Duke, Louisville; Hon W C r Breckinridge, Lexington; Gen W I
ivrr\ . Bowling Gre**n; Ex-Gov s B Buckner, Louisa Hie

Georgia— Gen I’M B Young, Chaircnun, Cartersvi He; Gen W L Cal-
houn, Atlanta; Capl \ P Roberts, Dalton ; In. I iVilllam Jones, Gen
Clemant A Evans, Atlanta.

Alabama Gen J i Holtzclaw, Chairman, Montgomery : Qen V s
Ferguson, Birmingham ; Caul George H Cole, I utaw; Gen Joseph
Wheeler, Wheeler; Joseph e Johnston, Birmingham.

Florida Gen J -I Dlcklson, Chairman, ucala; Col Fred L Robert-
Bon, BrookHVllle; Gov F P Fleming Jacksonville; Gen George Rei 8<
Pensacola: Gen s c French, Grlanao.

South Carolina— Gen Ellison Capers. Chairman, (ion Wade
Hampton, Columbia; Gen John Bratton, winnsboro; Gen Stanleys
Crittenden, Greenville; Capl nil Teague, Aiken.

North Carolina — Gen E D Hall, Chairman, Wilmington; Gen R
F Hokp. Raleigh; Hon Rutus Barnnger, Charlotte; Hon Matl W Ran-
soin. i Iraj Bburg; M O Sherrill, Newton.

Mississippi Gen Stephen D Lee, Chairman, StarkviUe; <“>\ .1 M
si, ,ui. Ex-Gov Robert Lowery, Jackson; Col C C Flowerree, Vicks-
burg; Lieut Fred .1 V LeCand, Natchez.

Division of the Northwest— Gen .T C Underwood, Chairman, * ■ •’
Bamuel Baker, Maj F H Soutbmayd, Maj Jere S White, Col R Lee
France, Chicago,

Louisiana — Gen John Glynn, Chairman; Gen .T A Chalaron, <ien
L Jastremski, Brig Gen Charles A Harris, Col W R Lyman, New Or-
leans.

Missouri— Gen Charles C Rainwater, Chairman, Si Louis; Capt Jos
W Mercer, Kansas CltJ . Capt Henry Guiber, Col Darwin Marma-
duke. I’olW I’ Harlow, si Louis.

Maryland— Gen George H Stewart, Chairman, Baltimore. Gen
Stewart to appoint tour associates,

Oklahoma Territory— Gen Samuel T Leavy, chairman, Norman.
Gen Leavy to appoint four associates.

There lias been lack of active co-operation on the
part of some of the foregoing committees. Gen. W.
H. Jackson, Chairman for Tennessee, being unable to
serve, S. A. Cunningham was put in his place. Gen.
John Boyd, the Kentucky Chairman, although full of
zeal, lias been unable to serve. The same is true of

(ien. Rainwater, of Missouri, and Gen. Capers, of South
Carolina.

(reus. Diekison.of Florida. Hall, of North Carolina,
and Lee, of Mississippi, have been zealous from the
start, and will doubtless make good showings in their
report. Texas is not in the above list, but the “Lone
Star” is snre to shine brightly in the exhibit.

LIST OF THose WHO HAVE CONTRIBUTED.

This list of contributors to the Davis Monument
d.M- not comprise all the collections, but all money
sent through S. A. Cunningham as General Agent,
and since, is included, unless by some error. If inac-
curate request is made for information.

\l Al’.AM A

Anniston — Through Mrs. I!. Gardner, $21.
Birmingham — .1 I. Buford; through Mrs I! M Gard-
ner, two bundled dollars.

EuTAVl Sander-‘ Camp, six dollars.

( i vdsden .! Aiken. \V < ■ Brockway and A L Glenn,
$5; W’m Chandler, A .1 Collingsworth. L W Dean, A
B Dunny, VV A Dungan, WHDenson, 15; 11 < i Earnest,
Frank & Haysdon, M I. Hicks. L E Humphreys, Meek
& Johnson, $5; .1 H Standifer, Abe Thompson, J E
Whaley, I! A Mitchell, R Goldman and L Smith,
of Queen city Lank, $5, through Mi- I! Gardner.

Greenville — Laura E A.brams, I K Adam-, . I T
Beeland, J G Daniel & Co, D G Dunklin, W J Dunk-
lin. Dunn & Ezekiel, C B Herbert. I. M Lane. Robl
A Lee. .1 a McGehee, I has Newman, Chas Newman.
T W Peagler, ffm Pierce, Mrs W Pierce, Mrs R V Por-
ter, .1 I; Porterfield, .1 B Powell, .1 C Ri< hardson, F C
Smith. .1 (‘ Steiner, -1 M Steiner, S •’ Steiner, A Stein-
hart. A G Stewart, T J Thomas, Rev G R Upton, .1 II
Wilson, Mrs F S Y Wilson, through Mrs |; .) Porter.

Huntsville— Miss Jean ie Sheflfej .

Mobile- -I R Burgett, \V W Dugger, Van Lorn sta-
tion; W ( i Duggar, Gallion station: Mi– M 1′. Kirk-
bride, T T Roche, Louise B Sprague, -I I! Tompkins,
J L Tucker, Price Williams. Jr, through Mis- Louise
B Sprague.

Montgomery — Mrs M 1> Bibb, Miss Jennie 1! Crom-
melin; through Mrs M D Bibb, $1 13 85

Pratt Mines— D M B Hasslet, J T Massingen, T E
Mitchell. .1 C Moore. W N Polk, J W Randall, L M
Reese, J A Rhode3, P J Rogers, $2; W 1. Rogers, C A
Simmons. F A Smith, Walton A- Peteel, F F Wiggins,

Tuscumbia— Through Col. A. II. Kellar, $13.15.

Union Springs — 1> S Bethune, Virginia A Black-
mon, X M Blidsoe, 11 G Bryan, Annie F Buford, J R
Buford, H P Coleman, Mrs S J Foster.CC Frazer, Mrs
N H Frazer. W H Fuller, E H Goodwin, 1! 11 Hajas,
Annie L Hobdy, Jennie McKay Hobdy, J B Hobdy,
Main Hobdy, Mary Hobdy, R L Hobdy, R L Hobdy,
Jr.. Chas L. links, A Mile-‘. Mrs p M Moseley, Mrs A
B Phillips, Mrs .1 E Pickett, W W Rainer, f P Han-
dle. F T Handle. .1 L Roberts, through Mr J L and
Miss Annie E Buford.

ARKANSAS.

Arkadelphia— J H Abraham, H T Cook, D T Halt.
T M Ewing, .1 A Ross, CC Sett, John Smoker. $2.50
each; Geo Fuller, $5; C K Boswell, F .1 Carpenter, . I
W Conger, Adam Clark, J H Crawford, E L Jones, C
V Murray, E H McDonald, F C McDonald, Ed Thomas,.
A W Wi’lson, J W Wilson.

122

CONFEDERATE VETERAN.

Augusta — James Eblin.

Batesvili.e — Nathan Adler, Simon Adler, James
A Luster, John F Allen, W E Bevens, J WCase,Jas A

Carter, .1 P Collin, R-M Desha, W .1 Erwin, D C
Ewing, John W Ferrill, J C Fitzhugh, K L Givens, S
A Hail. II M Hodge, T .1 Horn,-. W B Lawrence, T M
Mark, Robt Neill, ‘1’ .1 Owens, I X Reed, James Ruth-
erford, M A Wycough, M A R Wycough, by James
Rutherford.

El Dorado — W R Appleton.

Hope — Mrs C A Forney

Hot Springs — Dr Thomas E Holland, five dollars.

Little Ro< k — Through Hon John GFleteher, $11.25.

Moorefield — Jesse A Moore, J E Ross.

Morrillton — West Humphreys.
FLORIDA.

Jacksonville — Gen Wm Bayaand \\* 1) Matthews,’
$500.

Sandford — C 11 Adkins, R S Dickens, Capt O S
Traver, Col A M Thrasher.

Sanirel Island — Mrs Letitia A Nutt, Miss Nannie
Nutt, five dollars.

GEORGIA.

Amerk is— C B Hudson, 82; W E Murphy.

Atlanta — E- L Anthony, Geo T Beeland, Charles
Beermann & Co, 815; J L “Bishop, F C Bitgood, B M
Blackburn, W H Black, 82; L R Blecklv, 85: N S
Blum, 82; S D Bradwill, $2; J D Brady, 82; Robert
Brazelton, G S Brewster, $2 ; EC Brown, S E Brown,
TJ Burney, David J Bush, 82; Milton A Candler, S
N Chapman, J H Clifton, Philip Cook, 85; H H Cobb,
A E Cox, C J Daniel, H R Daman, M K Dennis, J A
Foote, L B Folsom. W E Fonti, Harry Frank, 82;
Arnold Gedman, M B Gilmox, W C Glenn’, 85; Peter
G Grant, H H Green, 82: D R G rover. R G Guinn, J
L Harrison, Rev W M Hayes, 82; W M Hawkes, R II
High tower, .las K Hines, 85; Jerry Holmos, Joseph .
Jacobs, 82 ; II Jennings, .Mark W Johnson, J C Joiner,
Geo H Jones, $2; J wm Jones, $50; -las I. Key, 82;
Dr J J Knott, $2; Lamar & Rankin, $5; S H Landrum,
Thos J Leftwick, 85; Walter T McArthur, 82; D E
McCarty, Hy McCaw, B L Mcintosh, 82; C K Mad-
dox, 85″; I H Martin, 82; II A Matthews, V A Menard,
C W Morgain, F II Moses, A J Moss, J W Nelms, 82;
R T Nesbitt, 85; W M Newbern, 82; Newton, Baker
& Co, H I, Nippert, $2 ; Robert A Nisbett, 82 ; John O
Perry, 82; Wm H II Phelps, 82; J B Pickett. P
Roman, 85; Lavender Ray, $2 ; K Reed, H N Ried,
82; Sidney Root, 810; W’ E Seabrook, Geo W Scott,
825; W L Seddon. 85; John W Shackelford. A G
Smart, 82; Burgess Smith, John Clay Smith, 82; Hoke
Smith, 85(1; W J Speairs, J C Steerman, $2; R E
Stockton, 82: J D Stokes, Jos Thompson, $5; B Vig-
noux, 82; C Z Wei n master, 82; W A Wright, 82; A
R Wright, 82; Wm A Wright, 85, through Mrs I!
Gardner.

Augusta — Patrick Walsh and others, $400.91 ; Wm
H Fleming.

Arlington— H C Heffield, $2.50.
Blacksheaf. — A P Brantley, Nettie Brantley, Henry
J Smith, Jennie Smith, by Miss Smith.
Blitch — James Young.
Carrollton — J M Hewitt, two dollars.
Cedartown — J H Sanders, two dollars.

Chickamauga — S F Parrott.

Crawford — I G Gibson, two dollar-.

Danville— T I. Hill, s W Sapp.

Dublin — T L Griner, John M Stubbs.

Georgetown — John C Guilford.

Glennville — J P Collins, five dollars.

Handy— W I. Crowder.

Macon— J Hell. Mrs A s Cope. J W Hinton, $2
each: Jas M Sapp, (‘has Herbst; Bibb County Associ-
ation, $163.09.

MlLLEDGEVLLLE — J C Woodward.

Moiier — B F Hoodspette.

Montezuma — E chambers.

PALATKA — Capt S II (hay.

SMITHBORO — James Thomas Smith.

Sonoraville — P T Ree.se.

Sparta— Through Mrs. Middlebrooks, $41.75.

Sylvania — E W Frey.

Temple — Robert H Faber.

Van’s Valley — Alex White.

Walkersville — J W Johnson.

ILLINOIS.

Chicago — Col G Forrester, Gen W A C Ryan. Mrs
Ryan, Col J G Ryan, Mrs E A Shannon, James Fen-
tress.

Lilly — E W Bacon, Miss Lilly Bacon.

Mackinaw— Mrs L E Brock.

INDIANA.
Evansville— Dr A J Thomas, $5.
Indianapolis — G F Miller, 85 .

INDIAN TERRITORY.

Choteau— J H’Bnugh, M G Butler, W A Cantrell,

V Cray, 82; C Hayden, A G Mc Daniel.
PryoB Cheer — Tom A Hancock.
Sherman — M L Elzy.

KENTUCKY.

Chilesburg — Richard A Spurr.

Fairview— Bethel Sunday School, 88.50; R W Dow,
ner, $3; P E Downer, $2.50; S B Jesup, B D Lackey-
H E Morton,; J L Moselv, R L Moscly, 81.50 each;
W R Vaughn.

Frankfort — W T Havens.

Georgetown — A H Sinclair, five dollars.

Henderson — R II Cunningham, W M Hanna, M
M Kimmel, J W Loekett, Sights A: Johnston, Mont-
gomery Merritt, I) J B Reeve, J J Reeve, P K Snead,
F Walker.

Hopkinsville — W B Dicken.

Lexington — Mrs S B Anderson, R T Anderson, C S
Bell, Sr., W S Bell, Mrs Robert Berry, John Boyd,
Hart Brown, J C Bryant, R S Bullock, Mrs John H
Carter. John II Carter, C C Calhoun, W II Cassell, Mrs
W II Cassell. A 1! Chinn, James B Clay, Horace Cole-
man, Cicero Coleman, A A DeLong, C A DeLong, M
J Durham, Jerry Delph, Edward Frazer, Graves & Cox,
.1 M Graves, Ed Grass, Mrs A M Harrison, Mrs Laura

V Hawkins, Miss Lillian Headley, James A Headley,
John T Hughes, Joseph D Hunt, D H James, Moses

CONFEDERATE VETERAN.

123

Kaufman, Theo Lewis, J L Logan, Joel C Lyle, J R
Morton, T W Moore, Thomas W McCann, H B McClel-
lan, Byron McClelland, Howard McCorkle, J II Nelms,
Bush Nelson, Watts Parker, .1 T Patterson, Wellington
Payne, John 8 Phelps, Wickliffe Preston, II (‘ Price,
Edward Price, Mrs L C Price, L C Price. .1 W Pryor,
William Rodes, J C Rogers, J Woodson Royster. S P
Salter, S <; Sharp, J H Shropshire, Mrs .1 II Shrop-
shire, .1 Soule Smith, Richard Squires, Michael Sulli-
van. J T Thome, R A Thornton, (Jpington & Pro., J
T Vance, Willa Viley, Mat Walton, John II Wiehl,
Jesse Woodruff; a Friend, J R Jewell, gave two dol-
lars each; Miss Nannie Smith and Solomon VanMeter,
live dollars each.

Of the foregoing, seventy-five dollars was collected
by Mrs. R. A. Spurr, and remitted to the Treasurer at
Richmond; and fourteen dollars, collected by Mrs. 0.
L. Bradley, remitted to the General Agent at Nashville.

Louisville — Miss Martha A. Sneed, $10; Miss Jo-
sephine Walker.

Pembroke— R T Chilton, Mrs. R T Chilton.

RrssKi.i.viLLE— T .1 Bailey, $6.05; -1 B Briggs, John
W Caldwell, $5 each; Dr R N Beauchamp, George R
Beall, Wilson Beard. R B Chastain, Joseph Cumbett,
Dr B F Kidd, W B Met ‘arty. James M McCutchen,
John G. Orndorff, William Smith. (‘. W. Swanson, M
B Stovall.

LOUISIANA.

Mansfield— J W Adams, c W Blair, $5; T.l Book-
er, F M Brown field, C T Baunnman, Henry Hums,
John S Bailey, James Brown, Dr B D Cooper, I>r W
N Cunningham, Cash, .las Dilzell, DeSoto Democrat,
$0; .1 B Dillon, .1 Douglas, W .1 Flam. C W Flam. W
F Fraser, S B Foster, F N Foster, Dr .1 W Fair, Win
Gos8, S5; H D Gibbons, John Glossill, S A Guy, R T
Gibbs.LH Hanson, W PHall.WT I laden.. 1 E Hewett,
John Huson, W B Hewitt. A M Hewitt, B F Jenkins,
$5; W T Jackson, J B Lee, .1 T McClanahan, W H
Mason, W E May, R R Murphy, W I. Minter, E A
Nal.ors, .1 M Nabors. E R Nabore, W T Pegins, E B
Pickels, J W Parsons, A V Roach. (‘ W Page, B B
Powell, (J Rives, Sallie Raseoe, E B Rogers, .1 H Ras-
coe, Q Roberts, P II Ricks, Dr A V Roberts, $2.50; J
Reiley, Albert Rives, M Ricks,Jas A Rives, . I C Rives,
Capt’W P Sample, $5; Dr S .1 Smart, C 3 Smoote, W
E Singleton, DrStoakes, Dr W Sutherland, II PSam-
ple, E W Sutherland, G II Sutherland, Miss Belle
Taylor, Sam Williams. W N Williams. B Wilier, B N
Wimple. T J Williams, .1 B Williams. Chas P Will-
iams. J B Williams. Jr.. Dr J F Walker, V Wemple,
J Wemple, L B Wilcox, J L Williams, G B Will-
iams. Miss Belle Taylor.

Report from Col A W Hyatt, Treasurer for
ana, to Col W R Lyman, A A G, New Orleans
1801.

dune 22, John T. Block, La. Div. A. N. V $

June 22, Wm. McLaughlin, Vet. C.S.C

July 1, .1. Y. Gilmore, La. Div. A. N. V

July 1, J. B. I. evert, Sugar and Rice Fx

July 1, J. B. Levert, Vet. C. S. c

July 1, Jos Demoruelle, C. H. St. Paul

July 8, Lawson L. Davis, C. H. St. Paul

July!), Col. Wm. P. Johnston, Soldiers and

Sons of Soldiers of Avery’s Salt Mines

July 10, Gen. Ceo. 0. Watts, Jefferson Davis

Camp

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July 10, Gen. Geo. 0. Watts. Citizens and

Soldiers of Blue and Gray

July 16, Pilcher Bros, and W. H. Pilcher,

proceeds of Pilcher concert, July 10

July 17. Chas. I). Delerey, Army of Tenn. La.

Div. fund created

July 22, A. W. Hyatt, A. of T. La. Div

July 22, J. B. Levert. Vet. C. S. C

July 22, J. B. Levert, Sugar and Rice Ex

July 22, A. N. Block. La. Div. A. N. Va

July 22, Lawson L. Davis, C. H. St. P

July 22, Jos. Demoruelle, C. 11. St. P

July 22, B. F. Eschelman, C. Wa. Art

July 22, Alden McClellan, La. Div. Army of

Tenn

Aug. 17. ()<tave Fontenot, La. Div. Army of

Tenn. at Opelousas

Sept. 10, Paul Conrad, C. H.St. Paul….

Oct. 27. Oliver Normand. R. L. Gibson Camp

and Ladies of Evergreen

1892.
Jan. 8, Judge F. A. Monroe, members Bar,

Bench and Officers C. D. Courts

Jan. 15, R. McMillan, C. Wash. Art

Feb. 10, John T Block, Army of N. Va. La.

Div.. collected by J. M. Wilson

April 13, J. Lyons, citizens of New Orleans…
Oct 11. Nicholson & Co., sundry collections

of N. 0. Picayune..

Oct. 11. Nicholson & Co.. subscription of the

N. 0. Picayune

Nov. IS, J. W. Fairfax, sundry collections of

Daily City Item

Less disbursements to date as per vouchers

on file

$2,068 70

Oct. 10, remitted to J. S. Ellett.

treasurer, Richmond, Va $2,018 20

Nov. 22, remitted to J. S. Ell< tt,

treasurer, Richmond. Va 50 50— 2,068 70

New Orleans — Mrs. May Poitevant, $5.

MISSISSIPPI.

Fayette — James Archer, F Braws, Thos Davenport,
W L Faulk. II McGladery, T J Key, W W McAa, A
K McNair, W K Penny. W L Stephen, 3 3 Whitney.

Holly Springs — Jas T Fant.

( ). i:w Springs Mrs A A Staples.

Roc kney — Geo Hickler.

Vicksburg— The Vicksburg C. V. Camp, through
Col. D. A. Campbell, $409.55.

MISSOURI.

Harrisonville — Jeff Burford, seventy-five dollars.
H R Estes, $250.

NEW JERSEY.

Hoboken — James Coltart, 8”>: Miss Virginia M Col-
tart, Harriet Monk, John Stansfield.

310 00
47 50

22 00
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78 50

loo 00

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Silver City

NEW MEXICO.
‘ A Thompson.

NORTH CAROLINA.

AsHEVlLLE — Mrs E J Aston, Mrs H A Gudger, Mrs
J A Hucler, $2 each; Mrs I) Johnston, Mrs Theo D

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Johnston, Mrs B M Lee, C II Miller, Mrs M Penland,
Miss Mary Penland, Mrs E 1. Rankin, R R Rawls,
Henry Redwood, Miss Maggie Smith, Miss Anna Smith,
Miss Louise Smith. Bessie Smith, Mann Smith.

i n irlotte — Through the Observer, $29.50.

.1 \. kson— Emma W Burgwyn, J A Burgwyn, Geo 1’
Burgwyn, .1 B McRae, II B Peebles.

Salisbi ky— Smt to Judge W L Calhoun, $15.25.

Si ^tesville— Through J. P. Caldwell, four dollars

Waynesville— William Boggs, 1! II Dykers, G S
Ferguson, J “E Hall. Frank Hall. A .1 Reeves, Dr J II

Way.

sol Til CAROLINA.

Camden— H G Carrison, I (‘ Clyburn, J G Hay, A
It Kennedy, P T Nuepigue, W M Shannon, Springs,
Heath & Co, J B Steedman, $5 each: Chronicle,] M
Lemp, $3 each; B B Clarke, A A Moore, $2 each; GS
Higgins, Cash.

The above were collections by Dr. John W. ( lorbett,
and sent to the Charleston Newsand Courier. He re-
ports about $1 in raised at a concert given by the ladies
and sent to the News and Courier.
TENNESSEE.

Adams Station — M I. Johnston.

Alamo— W H Biggs, -I B Fleming, C A Goodbar,
J B Humphreys, $2; P B Nance. W II Poindexter, T
N Skelton, J D Wortham.

Bells Station — Wm B Bate, (‘apt. Dawson, 1! S
McLe iv. .1 c W Nunn, -I II Thomas, D II Thomas.

Bolivab -P W Austin. W T Anderson, C H Ander-
son Ophelia P Bills, I- M ( larrington, W C Dorion, D
K Durrett, R E Durrett, W W Farley. J L Foote, C S
Ganden, II P Joyner, Kahn Bros.. Austin Miller. T E
Moore, A T.McNeal, .1 -I NTeely, Jr., M N Perry, .1 C
j.-. II W Tate, Julia M Upshaw, Hugh Williams,
II II Wood. By oversight the amounts were m>t put
to the Bolivar List that exceeded $1. The collection
there is $123 not yet forwarded.

Brow nsville — -I udge John Bond.

Brownsville— [Haywood County’s Contribution]
— The contributors are as follows : Dr A I! Haywood,
Glasgow Haywood, Miss Carrie Tipping, Miss Anebel
Moore, Miss Cora Sevier, J. F. Cause. Mrs It H Ander-
son, W A Roberts, Henry J Livingston, Jr., MissGen-
evieve Livingston, Mrs Laura A Livingston, Miss Lucy
C Livingston, Miss Nettie J ordon Livingston, Lev W
L Dabney, .1 F Carter. Prof T W Crowder, E E Walk-
er. Isaac B lira. I, I’. M Bradford, T A Tripp, Read Hay-
wood, J B Phillips, Sr., J I! Phillips, Jr., Miss Lillian
Phillips. Miss Edna Phillips, Cheps Bedford, I. II Bo-
rum, W H Haywood, Dr J G Hayw I. Jr.. Robl Hay-
wood, Miss Sallie C Gray, W R Holbrook, Miss Mary
S Livingston, Rosa Gibson Livingston, Miss Helen
Somervell Livingston, Unwell T Livingston, Henry
Lee Livingston, Miss Rosa V Gibson, Miss Mat tie Dab-
ney, Capt R S Russell. Maj L A Tie. mas. Dr. I S Pat-
ton, John I’ McLeod, Mann Wills, W E Capell, Emil
Tamm, G II Moorer, Dr .1 c Haywood, Si-., John R
Green, Ursula Green, Mattie C Green, Susan K Green,
J D Green, all gave 81 each; Maj W K Bennett,
deceased, T J Muses, deceased, Sl.oO’ each ; Prof F S
Tichenor. John W Herring, J W F Moore, W W Kut-
ledge, A I’ 1 Yancey, $2 each; T W King, Major J A
Wilder, I’ B Anderson, Lev John Williams, Capt A D
Bright, $2 50 each ; W L Anthony, $3 ; I’ R Winston,
Lawrence W Livingston, deceased, Maj W J Somervell,

deceased, John C Duckworth..! A Brewer, Dr John R
Allen. Frank 1′ Bond, Mrs Ella McLeskey, 11 H An-
derson, Col Thomas Smith, Chancellor H •’ Livingston,
Mrs H .1 Livingston, (apt Alexander Duckworth, C A
Moorer, W T Bulletin, Col Benj .1 Lea. Samuel Kille-
brew, $5 each ; Haywood County Bank, $11.70. Total.
$186.10. The excess over list as printed comes through
smaller subscriptions than SI. The committee are:
W A Dabney, Chairman, R II Anderson, Secretary, J

W F Moore. Alex Duckworth.

Cairo W -I Lambert.

( ‘ istalian Springs — Geo Harsh.

Chattanooga — G Andrews. Jr.. X c Atkins, Creed
F Late-, w M Bearden, 1’ F Craig, W R Crabtree, D
W clem. B L Goulding,$5; .1 B Pound, W T Plumb,
c 11 Snead. .1 F Shipp, T F VanValkenburg, L C
Walker.

(i ‘rksville — Arthur II Munford; little Miss Buck-

ner, five dollars.

Covington — R I! Green fund, $54.35.

Crockett — -I T Stamps.

Fayetteville — J P Buchanan. .1 I. Buchanan, W
II Calhoun, A .1 Carloss, N I’ Carter. James Cashion,
W R Cashion. Andrew Cashion, W H Cashion. A
Cashion, H B Douglass, HC Dwiggins, $5; -I C Demer,
A II Edmondson, S W Fleming. Hugh Francis, .1 C
Goodrich, Theo Harris, Jr, F.I Higgins, 11 K Holman,
T C Little. R K Locker, C A McDaniel, W C Morgan,
.1 D Larks. W C Larks, .1 11 Litis. C F Pitts, C F Ren-
egar, B T Loach. Robertson A Goodrich, J W Scott,
J W Smith. II D Smith, A F Smith. .1 M Stewart, ()
c Tallant, E S Terry, Thomas Thomison, W P Tolley,
R D Warren. II C Dwiggins’ address is Petersburg.

Friendshii — .1 M Cochran. 15 II Harnian, D B
Woodson.

Gallatin — -las W Blackmore, David F Barry, C S
Douglass, WC Dismukes, J B Harrison, .las .1 Turner.
Ceo F Seay, -I A Trousdale, S F Wilson.

Grand Junction — W C Mauldrin.

II A.RTSVILLE — .John D Stalker.

Hillsdale — Hon Pryor W Carter.

Jackson — F L Bullock, $5.

Johnson’s Grove — J I! Worrell.

Lewisburg — Dibrell Bivouac, through (‘apt. W. C.
Loyd, $110.

M \i ky City— Sid Avery. W 11 Carter, Dr IS Moore,
C Peal. Bryant Stallings.

McKENZIE — Through Stonewall Jackson Bivouac,

SKi::.-!! i.

McMlNNVH.l.E — J W Irwin.

Monroe- I ir J M Shelton.

Nashville Jos w Allen, Mrs J W Alien, B B
Allen, Kate M Allen. Lieut Samuel M Allen, Mrs B B
Allen, Walter Aiken, S T C Doak, A J Crigshy. W C
Kelvington, -10; John J Vertrees, Lev W R L Smith,

Rich Lkk — J Kling. Allison and Rebecca Lipscomb.

Sweetwateb — T T Hagar.

Qnionville — J A Moon.

Vicksburg.— Through Col. D. A. Campbell, $403.

Waverly — 11 C Carter.

TEXAS.

The following list of donations from Texas, amount-
ing to $1,560.25, have been sent by its Treasurer, Gen.

CONFEDERATE VETERAN.

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W. H. Gaston, to Mr. John S. Ellett, Treasurer,
Richmond. The remittances are by :

Aaron Coffee, Collin. McKinney County •? 83

S (‘ (pshaw, Hill, Hill County .’ 121

G W Arrington, Mobeete, Wheeler County … 11
G W Arrington, Mobeete, Wheeler County ■•■ 16

H M Cook, Belton, Bell County ” 200

.1 I> Griffin, Alvarado, Johnson County 26

H N Burton, Corsicana, Navarro County 70

G W Arrington, Mobeete, Wheeler County … v

D T McAnally, Rice, Navarro County 20

S M Vernon, Farmersville, Collin County 7’2

G W Brennan, Piano, Collin County 51

H W Barton, Corsicana, Navarro County 20

John Traylor, Dallas, Dallas County 1

Mrs L Person, Throckmorton, Throckmorton

County 1<>

W ‘I’ Hightower, Sweetwater, Nolan County… Pi

Mrs Mary Key. Marshall :’.

Aaron Coffee, Collin. McKinney County :’.

Joe Cooper, Waxahatehie, Ellis County 15

W I! Sebastian (citizens) Stephens County,

Breckenridge 7<i

Individual Subscriptions from Dallas:

Col Job Hunter Jini

Col John N Simpson 100

Col W E Hughes 50

F M Cockerel] 50

Maj K V Tompkins 25

W F Waltman 25

W M C Hill 25

Royal A Ferris .”>()

Wl, Cabell : 25

W II Gaston 100

I; T Bibb 10

J li Currie 10

From other citizens of Texas, names not re-
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Si OTTSVILLE — I) W Anderson.
Union Mills— Dr. Dudley R Boston.
Wilmington— John \V Adams.

Total $1,560 25

In sending the list < leu. ( label! writes that contribu-
tions to the Davis Land Fund is not included.

Boz — B F Forrester.

Brownwood G H Adams. J I, Harris, V W Hender-
son. C C Jones, J P, Smith, E R Stanley, Ed T Smith.

Buffalo Gai — Col L F Moody.

Coi i:m w .11; Coleman, 1, E Collins, C I. Coleman,
Pilbain Coleman, W C Dibrell. ?.”>.

Corpus Christi — M C Spann, collection. 8177.75.

Fort Worth— Through Mrs. B. P.. Paddock, $101.70.

Waxahachie— A J Baxter, John P Cooper, E Chas-
ka, Joe P Cooper, G II Cunningham, Miss Meta Coop-
er, 811: J A Harrow. Dr W F Farmer. I; F Forrester,
J A Cray, P. II Lattimer, M W McMight, L II Peters,
Win Stiies, T F. Thompson, M P. Templeton.

Brownwood— By Mrs S P Coggin, ST.
VIRGINIA.

Abingdon — Virgie M Gildersleeve I now Mrs. Taylor).
Birmingham— D Walker.
Brenner Bluff— W H Holman
Bybee— R S White.

Charlottesville — M Duke, George Perkins.
Culpepper — D A Grundy.

Palmyra— M P Pettit, Pembroke Pettit, William
Schlater, J Shepard, G M Winn.

A good many halves and quarters come from Pratt
Minis, Ala.

>Iiss Jennie Smith, of Blackshear. Ga.. sends ?4,
with as many nanus.

M. P. Burgwin, Jackson, X. (‘.. sends S4 with the

names of lour friends.

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It is with a greal deal of pleasure thai we announce
the opening of an Institute in Nashville for the cure
of Alcoholism, th< Morphine and Tobacco habits.

The treatment used will be that of Dr. Mark M.
Thompson, President and Founder of the National
Bi-chloride of Gold Company, ol Chicago, 111.

This wonderful cure, which has been successfully
used for the past seven years, is unqualifiedly endorsed
by Leading clergymen and the national officers of the
\V. (‘. T. 1″. It possesses all the advantages of other
famous cures, and is in many vital respects superior
to any other known to science.

Dr. A. C. Potter, late house physician of the parent
institute at Chicago, a physician of many years suc-
cessful practice and a Christian gentleman of the
highest order, is the Medical Director of the Nashville’
Institute. Mr. C. L. Frost, well known to many of
Nashville’s business men, will act as business manager.
These gentlemen will guarantee an absolute cure or
money refunded. We clip the following from a recent
addrc– of Hon. John V. FarwelLthe famous dry goods
merchant of Chicago, and none the less famous as a
Christian philanthropist :

” I fully believe that Cod can and sometimes does
take away all desire for liquor from a man, and I be-
lieve just as fully that ( oid has revealed to l>r. Thomp-
son the scientific cure for drunkenness. God will not
do for a man what the man can do for himself, or what
others can do for him in a scientific way ; and now
that this great secret has been thus revealed, drinking
men are without excuse for continuing in their bond-
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Their down-town office is Room 30, Cumberland
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N. B. — They have a special proposition to make to
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SUBSCRIBER, COMRADE, FRIEND:

This letter is to you. Will you respond to it? The CONFEDERATE
VETERAN was started on a less prominent plan than it is, at the very
low price of 50 cents Through a spontaneous expression of approval,
from almost every section of Dixie, the determination was made to
improve it, without increase of price. Strangers have taken hold of
chance copies and raieed clubs without commission, until the publi-
cation is already accepted as a success, and all known comments have
been of praise. While these facts have thrilled the projector with
hope, other facts have been very depressing. Personal friends have
been addressed and re-addressed against an unbroken silence.
Thousands of subscribers have never written a word of counsel or
seemed to feel that more was due from them than the payment of 50
cents. Now, good friend, this letter is to you with a request.
Won’t YOU write me a letter before June 1st, and if possible send
two new subscribers? Anyhow, won’t you write and tell me that you
have asked or written somebody to eend an advertisement? If each
subscriber would do this much the immediate benefits would inure to
you and to our cause. Please don’t fail to write and let me know
of your personal approval. Will YOU do it?

The most unhappy fact in connection with this publication is the
inability to supply back numbers. The farther it goes into the year
the more earnest the desire for back numbers, yet all are gone but
April. The edition begun at 5,000, and has not gone above 6,000,
yet compliance with the request herein made would create a need for
10,000 copies at once. To you, comrade in the remote part of Dixie,
farmer or mechanic, as well as to you, merchant prince, thi-s request
is made. To you, fair sons and daughters of veterans, also is this
request earnestly made. Write a letter and co-operate in increasing
the list or explain that the VETERAN don’t suit you. Write that you
have suggested some advertiser to use it for influence in every part
of the South. It possesses high merit for advertisers.

By compliance with the foregoing requests you will demonstrate
your loyalty to one another and secure a periodical of which all
Southerners will be proud. _ j

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CONFEDERATE VETERAN”.

The letter on the preceding page is for every reader.
It would eosl largely over one hundred dollars, and
much time mailing, if senl in the usual way. There
i- a peril always to new publications, and friends to
the Veteran should no1 forgel that they could, in a
wck. accomplish that which would make it a lasting
honor as well as a permanency .

The saddest reminescence thai I have so far heard
in connection with the noble work undertaken was
the remark of a friend, wli<> is Commander of the
Camp that has had more attention in these columns
than any other, not excepting the Frank Cheatham
Bivouac, who said: “Those fellows arc working the
thing well. They go to the spot and say. ‘Here is
the book! Give me your dollar.'” See the picture:
A Republican takes advantage of our loyal sentiment
to the name Confederate, gets in with a Republican
newspaper owning a lot of old cuts, publishes a pe-
riodical of less than half the size at double the price,
and can tbereby afford to employ solicitors on large
commissions. The circulation of that journal will
tend to divert from the splendid sentiment manifest
in the Confederate Veteran, which is regarded as
worthy of the patronage of the entire South. If our
people .support the New York publication in prefer-
ence it would be a humiliation to the influence that
seeks to do all possible for our people at the lowest
possible price. There never was a time when more
careful discrimination should 1″- made, [f the Vet-
eran is not loyal to the center repudiate it. If it is
worthy stand up for it now. Make known its merit so
that others through you will do likewise.

A Lexington. Ky., I lonfederate of much prominence
has this to Say in a recent letter: “Regarding the
‘Confederate’ War Journal, published in Lexington, Ky.,
and New York, I know very little ahout: have seen a
copy, but have not had time to peruse it. I know Mr.
Ben Labree very well, lie came to this city several
years ago from the North, and aside from his politics
(Republican i I think he is a gentleman and a very
worthy man. 1 think he is in a position t.. do some
good with his paper, as he deals altogether in the past,
and has access to a held that needs to be printed.”

Rev. John R. Deeiing, Versailles, Ky.. April 28,
1893: “Before me lies the ‘Confederate’ War Journal,
published in New York! ‘It solicits the aid and co-
operation of the Southern people, and especially that
of the gallant officers and men who followed the stars
and bars.’ Et hopes ‘ that its purposes and aims will
be heartily met and encouraged by the Southern
people.’ It ‘solicits the judgment of a fair-minded,
discriminating public.” This is in its Salutatory. And
yet this same ‘Salutatory’ refers to our civil war four
times as the ‘rebellion,’ ‘great rebellion,’ etc.! Per-
haps this is to please Northern-Southerners. No
doubt it will pay them, and they will pay for what
they get The ‘discriminating public’ of our South-
land knows our conflict as the ‘ War between the
States.’ There was a rebellion once, in colonial days,

but it was made against a king called George. It bad
no ‘ Confederate side, 1 every colony being in it. Out
of that struggle came thirteen ‘ free and independent
States.’ Between these a ‘late unpleasantness’ did
exist, but surely no ‘discriminating’ Southerner ever
ined thai that was a ‘ rebellion.’ Subjects rebel.

The war was between States, not subjects. Tile Mat. s
seceded M 11. I the State> Hl’l’c overpowered aild le-toled.

1 am L r lad tie’ publishers of this journal gave their
key-note in the first number. Every soldier will
know what sort of music to expect. From Hercules’
foot I judge thai the (‘Confederate’) man will be of
slim pattern and short lived. The VETERaN, of Nash-
ville, that i- in Tennessee, and that is in our South-
land 1 , i- g 1 .nough for me. Let me go unrepre-
sented, if need be. but ll”t 1 1 1 i – lepiesel i tei 1 . and that

in a • ( lonfederate war journal.'”

Geo. E. Dolton, St. Louis. Mo., May 1 .*, 1893: – I am
in receipt of the April number of the Confederate

VETERAN, and inclose herewith subscription. I wish
you would send me all the back numbers, as I would
like my file complete. I like the magazine, and yet I
do not like it — I wish it were a weekly and full of
letters from those who wore the gray, fighting over
the battles as they fought and saw them. 1 stood in
front of their shells and bullets for 178 days; that is,
was actually under their fire that long, and having
stood that, I am not afraid that any of them can write
any accounts of the past which 1 cannot relish. Be-
sides, I love the heroism displayed by the gray, and I
eagerly read everything I can find written of the war
by one who wore it. I never had an unpleasant word
during the war. nor since, with one who wore tin 1 gray.
I wore the blue. I have mingled with the gray, since
the war, in Missouri. Arkansas. Indian Territory,
Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Kentucky,
Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, and West Virginia. Give
us a paper like the National Tribunt — as far as the cor-
respondence, or letters, is concerned. Stir up the
old < onfcilcrates to write. 1 want to know how it was
on that side of the line everywhere. I have traveled
six hundred miles before now just to learn how it was
on your side at a single point. 1 am carefully study-
ing the War Records, but they do not satisfy. I want
more detail, and I know that every wide-awake Con-
federate would enjoy such articles, and so would hun-
dreds of thousands of those who won- the blue. My
being one of the two who started the Grand Army of
American Veterans .the other being one of Gen. Lee’s
men i shows about how I feel toward those who were —
part of the time— on the other side of the breast-
works. I am a subscriber for the ConfederaU War
Journal, which you do not admire. It may be worth
something after a while. I live in hopes, but ex] t

to be dead about one hundred years before it reaches
the end of what I am interested in at its present rale
of progress.” The foregoing letter is from the office
of the Grand Army of American Veterans, composed
of those wdio wore the blue and the gray.

The University of tfu Sunt/, Magazine issued a superb
memorial number to Gen. E. Kirby-Smith. It con-
tains a full and authentic biographical sketch of the
General, carefully prepared by Gen. Francis A. Shoup,
D. D., a distinguished Confederate general, and a life-
long friend of the beloved hero.

CONFEDERATE VETERAN.

131

The splendid full-page picture of Mr. Davis on title
page is copied from a large photograph thai he sent
Mrs. S. E. Brewer, now of Nashville, but who lived in

Havana when he was released from prison, and en-
tertained him and his family for some time afterward.
When Mr. Davis left Cuba he went to Baltimore,
where this picture was made. The following auto-
graph note is on the margin of the picture :

“Mrs. Sarah E. Brewer, with the respect and n

of her friend, -1i:i 1 ERSON Davis.”

Mrs. Brewer’s zeal for the Davis Monument may be
realized in the fact that she subscribed 8500 to it
directly, and has in addition secured $300 through
subscribing $1,000 to a church in Nashville on condi-
tion that the $300 be subscribed by members of that
church t” the monument.

The venerable lady is zealous for the Veteran as
well. She has procured nearly forty subscribe]
though very feeble and rarely able t<> leave her house.

PROMISE or a BARGAIN

A glance will show the back cover page as a unique
place for advertising. As an experiment and a mat-
ter of interest this page will he furnished the adver-
tiser for June who will give a written oiler of the
largest price for it. Part of the page was under a con-
tract for a year, hut it is now clear and we will try the
spirit of business men. The price for that page is .*2
per inch for each insertion; that would be $54, but il
may go for half that, or for $1. The written proposi-
tion should be mailed by June 6.

The Daughters of the Confederacy in Missouri have
shown something of what can be accomplished by a
patriotic people. Without State appropriation or
other public aid they have, by persistent zeal, erected
the superb Home reported and illustrated in this Vet-
bran. In an appeal to pay off the balance of a lia-
hility upon the property, aggregating nearly $2,000,
the President, Mrs. M. A. E. McLure, -ays: •■This
monument to the energy of the women of Missouri
must not be presented to the state Association before
being paid for. To avoid the necessity of borrowing
money we feel thai it is only necessary t” lay this
matter before the ladies of the Smith.”

The destruction of Miss A. M. Zollicoffer’s studio at
the home of her brother-in-law, J. B. Bond, Esq . in
Maury County, occurred at night, last month, and she
barelj escaped from the flames, she had about $1,000
worth of paintings on hand. The most valuable of
them all. in an historic sense, was a portrait of her fa-
ther. Gen. Zollicoffer, which she had just completed
for the room named in his honor at the Tennessee
Soldiers’ Hotne. It was a contribution to the Home.
In this calamity there will be sympathy throughout
the South. There are living five of the six daughters

to the General; besides Miss ‘/.. the four others are
Mrs. Wilson, of Nashville; Mrs. Metealf. of Fayette-
ville; Mrs. Sansom, of Knoxville; and Mrs. Bond.
In the fire mentioned Mr. Bond lost a very fine law
library.

Washington, Ga., doe- well her part in keeping
alive the spirit of patriotism. At the dedication of
Confederati – last month Capt. John T. Hester,

a former citizen of the place, delivered tin 1 address.
While paying tribute to the progressive spirit and the

thrift of the people, he said :

“Who does not love the home of his birth? Who
due- not love the land of the magnolia and the honey-
suckle.’ Who does not love Georgia- her hills and
her valley- from mountains to her sea-girt shores?
loe- not love his whole country, from the granite
hills of New England to the prairies of the Lorn
State, from the shores of the Atlantic to the rocky
el ill’s of the Pacific? But, what means this large as-
semblage of your citizens ‘ Every eye that glistens
a tear, every bosom that graces a garland, every flag
that marks the resting place of a hero, tell us that we
ue here to honor the memory of the men who strug-
gled and who died for the sovereignty of the St
and who. for full four years, stood as a -tone wall of
-e between your homes and the invaders of your
country ! ”

In speaking of individual achievements and hero-
ism, he paid this beautiful tribute to Robert Toombs:

“He who wore the insignia of rank deserves no
more of oty flowers and our tears to-day than the gal-
lant privates in the rank and tile of our army, who
followed wherever he dared to lead. Vet there is one
wdio drew his -word in defense of his country’s rights,
and if I could usurp the inspiration of the artist and
wear the chaplel of the gifted Bculptor, I would claim
to chisel his name upon the highest niche of fame.
Not alone because 1c was a soldier, not because he
was allied to this people by education and association,
hut because in the legislative halls of our country,
when danger threatened, he manifested the intrepidity
of the warrior, the sagacity of tin 1 statesman, and the
manliness of tie Southerner.”

On every grave was a card hearing the picture of a

Confederate flag in colors, and under it the Lim

■■ 1 if liberty born of a patriot’s dream;
1 If a storm cradled nation that fell.”

In this connection special reference is made to Mr.

Henry Cordes, of Washington, who has remitted more

subscriptions more times to the Veteran than any

other person. He ha- shown patriotic zeal, for which

he deserves gratitude ami honor.

N ISHVILLE is entertaining, as this i – to

press, the Southern Baptist ( ‘on vent ion, with delegates
from Maryland to Mexico, There are many old sol-
diers among them, and each one is invited to call at
the American building for a copy complimentary.

The time for issuing has never been first of the
month. It is nearer the fifteenth. Patrons who have
subscribed recently may expect it about such time.

132

CONFEDERATE VETERAN.

Tin: Selma Times gives an interesting sketch of Col.
John H. Caldwell, of Jacksonville, Ala., concerning
his experience with a Yankee during and after the war.

At the time of tin- battle of Seven Pines the Confed-
erate was looking after bis wounded when he found a
young soldier in blue who was bleeding profusely
from a wound in the thigh. He also had a sabre cut
back of his ear. The officer gave him a canteen con-
taining whisky, and told him to drink freely of it, and
that he would send for it Later, before the infirmary
corps got there the Federals had rescued their comrade.

Soon after the war Colonel Caldwell was solicitor of
his circuit, and wanted to go over into St. Clair County
to prosecute some fellows who had been violating the
law. They were bushwhackers during the war, and
had sworn that if he went to Ashville they would kill
him.

It was against the martial law for an ex-Con federate
to be caught with a pistol without a permit, and
Colonel Caldwell went before the commander of tin’
garrison at Jacksonville and stated his case.

The officer wrote a note to the young man who
issued the permits directing him to “issue Colonel
Caldwell an order to bear arms.”

They talked of war times; the Colonel told t hi-
story, and the Federal, embracing him, said: ■’Jam
the soldier boy whose life you saved, and here is the
wound in the thigh.” And then throwing back his
heavy locks he showed the sabre cut. ” Yes, you can-
not only get a permit to bear arms, but I will go along
and help defend you with my life if necessajry, for you
are the man who saved mine.”

Tiik Richmond and Danville Railroad Company

Will. FURNISH TRANSPORTATION FOR PASSENGERS TO THE

Davis burial at Richmond fob a trifle over one

CENT PER MILE EACH WAY.

It is a humorous incident in the stories told^upon
Robert Toombs, mention of whom is made in the
diary of Alexander II. Stephens, herein printed, that
when lie had gone to the National Capital, from his
home at Washington, ll;i„ to visit a gentleman of
wealth, who met him at the station with his carriage,
and in the good cheer of meeting forgot to inquire for
his baggage until they had journeyed quite a distance.
Then, startled at the oversight, he said: “What did
you do with your baggage?” “I broke it,” was
Toombs’ cool reply.

There is an error on the editorial page, where the
types make “in iniquity” read “in equity.” Tis a
pity that so mean a spirit ever actuated any people to
be so ungrateful when possessing such fortunate and
agreeable surroundings as to make this criticism nec-
essary. The South will not lie robbed of her old-time
glory.

It is reported that the body of the Hon. Alexander
II. Stephens will he finally buried about the time that
Mr. Davis is buried at Richmond. It would be fitting
in Georgia to have that ceremony to her distinguished
son at the time Mr. Davis’ body lies in state at Atlanta.

Bear in mind that the place to leave your measure for a good
fitting Dress Shirt is the Vanderbilt Shirt Co., Nashville, Tenn.

■TWILL BE .1 SIGHT WORTH SEEING.

Camp Hardee of Confederate Veterans, at Birming-
ham, Ala., proposes to have at the Annual Reunion,
which takes place in that city on the l’.lth ami 20th of
July, the finest entertainment ever seen at such a
meeting. The camp is erecting now a hall with seats
to accomodate (i.iKKi people, with a stage lot! feet long.
One of the prettiest scenes will consist of eleven of the
most beautiful women, selected one from each, of the
Southern States. This will be in tableau. Bach
State boasts with reason of the beauty of its women,
ami eleven of the most beautiful women in all the
South will be a sight as rare as it will be unique, and
will never be forgotten. The most perfect type of
beauty, the spiritual combined with the physical, finds
it> home in the Southern States. The creamy blonde
of Virginia will contrast with the brilliant brunette of
Texas and Louisiana. This feature is to be only one
in a series of others, but if each State will do justice
to herself there can be nothing left to imagination —
the real will excel it.

THEIR H’O/JA’ OF RALSIXG lit OX CM EXT FUNDS.

S.A.Cunningham, chairman of the Davis Monu-
mental Committee for the State of Tennessee, Nash-
ville, Tenn.: Dear Sir — In order that 1 may make a
proper report to the Association of I’nited Confederate

Veterans, which will meet at Birmingham, Ala., on
the l’.lth and 20th of July next, I respectfully ask that
you render me a report of the work done by your
committee in the State of Tennessee by the loth of
June next. Hoping that you have had great success,
I am your comrade, W. L. Cabell,

Lieut. <;•!<. United Confederate Veteran*. Trun.s-Mixsixsijipi D<i>t.,
Chairman Jefferson Damn Monumental Committee.

Dallas, Texas, May 1. 1893.

The compliance with General Cabell’s request is of

thi’ highest importance. In States where the com-
mittees have not been at work, ami local organizations
have secured funds, it is desirable that report be made
within the time designated. The Veteran will con-
tain report of all data sent to it. In Tennessee all
friends who have taken part in the cause are requested
to give notice to the Chairman.

HELP NOW THE KIRBY SMITH FUND.

Having been appointed Treasurer of the K. Kirby-
Smith Relief fund by Gen. W. II. .lackson, Depart-
ment Commander, I am ready to receive such contri-
butions as the benevolence of sympathetic friends may
tender, to discharge the debts of the dead ( ieneral, and
should there be an excess of funds, to give the bereaved
family the surplus. It is necessary that some one
individual shall charge himself with the duty of
soliciting aid in his vicinity. Friends, comrades, the
necessity exists; your benevolence can and will place
a most worthy family on the plane of self-support.
Be quick, send in your aid. Fraternally,

Thos. Claiborne, Treas.

Nashville, Term., May 11, 1893.

Vanderbilt Shirt Co., at Nashville, Tenn., will send you bill
of prices and forms of measurement on application.

CONFEDERATE VETERAN.

t-33

MY LOVE AND I.

BY ASA HARTZ, PRISONER OF WAR.

My love reposes on a rosewood frame,

A bunk have I,
A couch of feathery down fills up the same,

Mine’s straw, hut dry ;
She sinks to sleep at night, with scarce a sigh,
With waking eyes I watch the hours go by.

My love her daily dinner takes in state,

And so do I (?)
The richest viands flank her silver plate,

Coarse grub have I.
Pure wine she sips at case, her thirst to slake,
I pump my drink from Erie’s crystal lake.

My love has all the world, at will to roam,

Three acres I ;
She goes abroad, or quiet stays at homi ,

So cannot 1.
Bright angels watch around her couch at night,
A Yank, with loaded gun keeps me in sight.

A thousand weary miles now stretch between

My love and I,
To her, this winter night, calm, cold, serene.

I waft a sigh.
And hope with all my earnestness of soul
To-morrow’s mail may bring my parole.

There’s hope ahead ! We’ll some day meet again,

My love and I ;
We’

Her love-lit eye,
Will all ray many troubles then beguile.
And keep this wayward Keb. from Johnson’s Isle.
Johnson’s bland, February, 1861.

The above is published in compliment toacomrade

wlio copied this paper wlien written and has kept it
all these years. It is not in good spirit. The pris-
oner’s “Love” was not in luxury. She gave many a
“sigh,” and she had not “all the world to roam at
will.” It will be helpful to recall the errors in it.
The copy conies from Tampa, Fla.

11 tears of sorrow then.

BILL ARP’.-i FACTORY YARN.

* * * The signs of the times are very hopeful.
Action and reaction is the law of human progress.
We make war and we make peace. We abuse one
another and afterwards comes the love feast. The
pendulum is always swinging. A few years ago a
Northern man would hardly have ventured South to
tell us what he thought of us. Now he goes and
comes and says what he pleases and his utterance s are
courteously tolerated. Old father Time is a wonder-
ful doctor. I have been under his treatment and find
myself better — better in charity and hope ami
humanity — with a broader patriotism and less preju-
dice with more philosophy and less bigotry and con-
ceit. I think 1 am improving daily, and will soon be
ready to certify that old doctor Time is a wonderful
man, and that his medicine is good.

Our American people are never as mad with ‘one
another as they think they are. It is a kind of sur-
face enmity, while the heart beats warmer than they
are willing to admit. Let a Yankee and a Georgian
meet together in Egypt or Peru, or on the Suez canal,
and they instantly become friends, and would defend
each other to the very death. The love of country
makes us kin, and kindred makes us kind.

When I was a merchant in a country town I man-
aged somehow to provoke the enmity of my principal

competitor. To avenge himself he put out posters
that he would undersell anybody regardless of cost or

profit, and added a codicil that he would sell factory
yarn ten cents a bunch cheaper than it could be
bought in the village. Determined to keep up with
the sensation, I put out my posters to the effect that
I was going to sell my goo, Is so cheap Spence would
have to give his away or take down his handbill. The
first day of the contest a customer called for two
bunches of yarn. 8s ami 10s. I didn’t have the 10s,
but 1 gave him a bunch of 8s for nothing, on condition
he would buy the 10s at Speiico’s. lie went down
forthwith, and asking the price, Spence looked straight
at him and -ays : ” What did A.rp charge you tor that
bunch?” ” Nothing,” says be. “he i- giving it away.”
With a spasmodic jerk, Spence threw down a bunch
on the counter and snapped a dime by the side of it.
“There’s your yarn, sir, and there’s your money. I’ll
see who can play this little game the longest.” Well,
I wasn’t foolish enough to play it any move, but from
that day our intercourse was much more limited than
our animosity. We never came to a pitched battle,
but it was a regular skirmish all summer. Early in
the fall Spence went to New York, and I followed a
few days after. Arriving about midnight, the hotel
clerk said that they were very much crowded, but if 1
diil n’t mind bedding with a ( Georgian, he could accom-
modate me. I was codducted to the room, and as the
light shone in my bedfellow’s face I saw it wasSpem e,
and Spence saw it was me. There was no time to cal-
culate, or say prayers, and we didn’t want any, for no
two brothers ever gave each other a more earnest and
cordial greeting. From that day until his untimely
death we wore friends.

VIVID WAR INCIDENT.

On the morning of May 4. 1865, after the surrender
of the Army of Tennessee by Gen. Johnston at Greens-
boro, N. (‘., after being paroled I, with a few comrades,
was at Salisbury, X. (‘., and left about 7 o’clock a. M.
for our homes, all of us going westward, ami all step-
ping at a lively gait. We were going towards Char-
lotte, X. C, and traveling parallel with the railroad.
A few miles out from Salisbury I noticed clots or
lumps of blood often in the road, and as the road was
full of men, some walking ami others riding, 1 thought
it probable that a horse hail been hurt and was bleed-
ing. But soon 1 saw a man sitting on some railroad
wood with, as I thought, a red bosomed shirt on, and
upon getting close to him 1 saw he was red, but with
his own blood. As I have already said, the road was
full of men, but no one seemed to give the unfortunate
man any attention until I got up opposite to him,
when two men said something to him which 1 did not
understand, but I heard him say in a very distinct-
voice. ” Xo. there is no use trying to do any thing, for
I am dying. But you can take that coat,” which lay
six or eight feet from him. “to my wife in Augusta,
Ga. She is the daughter of Gen. Rains.” During his
talk he put his hand in the gaping wound, which had
been made, as we supposed, by himself, and got out
the blood and rubbed all over his arms. And the two
men turned away from him and moved on, and I did
so too. He was an officer of some rank, but 1 could
not tell the rank. His uniform was what we tailed
English cloth, though considerably worn. He was a
fine looking man about thirty years of age.

W. F. Allison.

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CONFEDERATE VETERAN.

CONFEDERATE SOLDIERS’ HOME FOR MISSOURI.

The great work of erecting the main building oi
tin Confederate Home of Missouri is nearly completed.
It is to cost about 824,000, and is to be finished June 1.
Of this sum 812,000 has been paid to the builder.
About 82,000 more must be raised by the first day of
June. As this is the work of the women of Missouri,
and one of which all may well be proud, the Auxilia-
ries of the State are urged to prolong the labors until
this sum is raised, [f possible, they will furnish the
building complete. This will require the united efforts
iif all the Auxiliaries for at least another year.

The main building will be presented to the State
Association about the first of June, with proper ded-

M i – K. R. Gamble writes : “This closes the second
year of my office as Secretary. Though the duties
have Keen arduous the labor ha- been one of love.
Accept my best wishes for the future prosperity of
the Association. I feel confident that a body of ladies
-i’ deeply interested, and possessing the noble spirit
which animate- the Daughters of the Confederacy,
will continue the work until the goal is reached.
Their reward will he. in the words of Him who said,
‘ Inasmuch as ye have dune it unto one of the least of
these, my brethren, ye have dime it unto me.'”

The officers are : President, Mrs. MA. E. McLure;
Vice-Presidents, Mrs. C. »’. Rainwater. Mrs. R. W. Par-
cells, Mrs. John S. Bowen, Mrs. W. N. R. Beall, Mrs.
J. I’. Richardson, Mrs. II. K. Walker: Treasurer, Mr-.
\V. I’. Howard; Corresponding Secretary, Mrs. I.. M.
Pickett; Recording Secretary, Mrs. E. R. Gamble.

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CONFEDERATE SOLDIERS’ HOME FOR MISSOURI.

icatory ceremonies. All Auxiliaries are urged to send
representatives to l\ igginsville to assist in this dedica-
tion, of which due notice is being given. It is only in
this way thai they can realize the grand results of
their united work. A circular reads as follows:

” It has been a source of gratification that the hon-
ored President, Mrs. M. A. E. McLure, has been pres-
ent witli us so frequently during the past year, with
undiminished zeal, prompted by love of the cause so
dear to her heart. Her influence has been exerted to
promote the accomplishment of our work. Possess-
ing that charity “which thinketh no evil,” she has by
her gentleness and forbearance with our errors and
faults won the hearts of all who know her. May the
life which brings so much sunshine to other hearts be
spared for many years.”

A Pailosophic Darkey.- Some time ago two colored
hoys, between whom there was a feud, met and began
to quarrel. One of them became very abusive, and
called the other a great many hard names. The other
listened to him until his stock of vitureration was ex-
hausted, and then he said : ” Is you done?” The first
intimated that he had no more to say. Then here-
plied: “All detn things you say I is you’s clem.”

The Confederate Veteran takes much pleasure
in publishing that the Southern Express Company,
through its agency at Nashville, has been unstinted
in its liberality for the promotion of the Davis mon-
ument and for the advancement of its own interest.

CONFEDERATE VETERAN.

i35

REGENT COMMENTS UPON THE VETERAN.

None of these notices have appeared before this.

Chicago Letter in Pine Bluff (Ark.) paper: “The
Confederate Veteran should be in every Southern
home.”

Savannah (Ga.) News: “The Veteran is the best
Southern Confederate journal that has yet been pub-
lished.”

Gen. John Boyd, Lexington, Ky.: “The Veteran
is like our Kentucky whisky — improves with age.
Gen. E. Kirby-Smith’s picture is the besl I ever saw
of him.”

Isaac Garrett, Pembroke, Ky.: “Through Cant. I’-
ll. Bell I became a subscriber, and like it bo well thai
I wanted my friends to have it. so I send you my
check for thirteen subscriptions.”

Col. E. E. Tansil, Dresden, Tenn., with inclosed
subscription for the Veteran, adds: “Will try and
send you a good list of subscribers at next meeting of
our Bivouac. May it live long and prosper.”

The Veteran is sufficient, thinks a man of high

character: We want but one war journal, and you are
giving us that. Keep “the fly ” out of the ointment,
and we’ll try to keep out rivals, especially “yanks.”

Gen. George Reese, of Pensacola, Fla., after show-
ing much patience with errors in list of subscribers
sent by him, adds: “1 hope you will have abundant
success. The last number is a splendid one, and

worth the year’s subscription.”

Robt. Chisholm, Esq., Birmingham, Ala.: “Your
Confederate Veteran is the best and cheapest pe-
riodical 1 have ever seen. 1 only wisli you were in
Birmingham so that 1 could help you to make for it
the large-t circulation in this country.”

A Republican said to a lady who was of a large
party of Iowa journalists, when handing her a copy
of the Confederate Veteran: “I want you to see

how a Confederate, who was himself a soldier, can
write all about the war, all on his own side, and not
say one offensh c word.”

Col. .1. II. Mo,. re. Canton, Ga., May 10: “Our mutual
friend, Capt. Newman, of this place, and I succeeded,
without much effort, in procuring tin inclosed list of
twenty subscribers to the Veteran. All who have
seen tin Veteran pronounce it first-class and believe
it will exactly till a long-felt need in the South.”

Thos. 1>. Osborne, Louisville. Secretary Confederate
Association of Kentucky: “The Confedei m Vet-
eran for April has just arrived. It cannot he sur-
passed. 1 hope you will get a good many subscribers
in Kentucky. At the next meeting of our association
1 will make a statement about it to the memhers.”

Dr. John Young, with a good list from Springdale,
Ark., adds: “It is a matter of astonishment to me
that such enterprises are so rare in the South. By all
means let the record before, since, and during the
war — lie truthfully written, and the contrast he drawn,
that generations yet unhorn may read and judge.”

John T. Moore, Henderson, Ky. : “We have a Con-
federate Association here of about sixty memhers.
with Maj. M. M. Kimmel (Chief of Staff with Gen.
Van Dorn) as Commander and (apt. R. 11. Cunning-
ham, who was Adjutant of Gen. McCausland’s Brigade,
Virginia Infantry. Our memhers represent eight dif-
ferent States.” He sends eight subscribers.

Judge Pitkin C. Wright, Secretary Tennessee Press
Association, Memphis. Tenn.. May 6: “1 am delighted
to welcome the Confederate Veteran and its Cun-
ningham to the fold. * * * I have had hut time
to glance it over, hut have seen enough to know that
it is worthy of you and of the old veterans. What
more could he said of it’.'”

(‘has. F. Belser, President the Pythian Period, Nash-
ville, April 27 : :;; * * “1 must beg your pardon,
however, lor delaying until this day the remittance of
i he exceedingly small subscription price. This I now
hand you. As an offset of my negligence, I herewith
otfer the following names as yearly subscribers, and
hand you herewith $2.50.”

A zealous patron in Texas, w ho works diligently for
the Yin RAN and accepts no discount, begins a recent
as follows : ” As the ocean is composed of little
drop- of water, ami the shore of little grains of sand,
so must the Kk),(kki subscribers to the Veteran he
composed of individuals, and I hope your subscription
may reach the 100,000 before L894.”

( ol. \\ \. Campbell, Columbus, Miss.: “Send me
copies of April number. I will circulate them and
try and get you a club from tins place, among the
members of our camp. I do not understand why
every soldier of the war should not take it, as it is
very interesting to all old soldiers specially. I would
like to se< j our list go to a hundred thousand.”

Phil. Samuel. Richmond, Va., May 1 .”: “I Baw yes-
terday a copy of the CONFEDERATE VETERAN, and was
so much pleased with it that I determined to sub-
scribe for it at once. I am the janitor of I!. E. I ee
Camp. No. I, Confederate Veterans, and an ‘old Vir-
ginian.’ and take the greatest interest in anything
that stirs my memory about those glorious, though
sad. days, and your paper was so full of such mem-
ories that I am determined to do what little 1 can to
ase its circulation. 1 -hall send you all the sub-
scribers I

The Na8hvill A ‘ The CONFEDERATI VET-

ERAN for April is being mailed to subscribers, with its
remarkably large subscription list, age of the publica-
tion considered, as a supplemi nl Its title page con-
tain- a tine half-tone picture of Gen. E. Kirby-Smith
and the ‘Conquered Banner,’ by Father Ryan, with
the Confederate battle flag in colors. Of the other il-
lustrations the monument in Hollywood Cemetery.
Richmond, where Mr. Davis is to’ be buried next
month, is excellent, as is also a family picture of the
Kirby-Smiths, with a dozen faces in it. Mr Cunning-
ham’s thrilling experience in the battle of Franklin,
a Story which has attracted much attention and caused
historians to visit the field of carnage and elaborate
hi- data, is republished. ‘The Rebel Veil’ is repro-
duced from the January issue, as is also the sketch of
Jefferson Davis and his picture at eighty years. The
subscription list, which nearly fills four seven column
pages of the American, attests the popularity of the
publication, and it exhibits an enthusiasm which is
beyond precedent. The projector of the enterprise
could well afford to publish it, with the scores of let-
ters in its praise by representative Southern people.
Vivid reminiscences from the siege of Jackson, Miss.,
by the editor, follows an editorial which emphasizes
the spirit of the publication. This issue clearly ex-
cells all the preceding issues, and is not only a credit
to Nashville, but to the journalism of the country.”

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CONFEDERATE VETERAN.

Newman Brandon, Tobacco Port, Tenn.: ■• I read
the Confederate Veteran with much interest and
pleasure. I was in my cradle when the greatest of
modern dramas was being enacted, and the Southern
soldiers were winning for themselves immortal glory.
The magazine will ‘I- a great deal of good towards
presenting a true history of the war. 1 send von two
subscribers.”

Courier Journal: “The editor, S. A.Cunningham, is
a well-equipped newspaper man. Hi- description of
the battle or Franklin has not been surpassed. Sev-
eral hundred subscriptions have been sent out from
Kentucky, and it is probable that there will be a
thousand or more. It is the most attractive magazine
of the Confederate history, and will win its place
everywhere.”

Col. A. Fulkerson, in sending three subscriptions,
April 12: “I am greatly pleased with your periodical,
and hope you will make it a success. 1 am sure it
deserves the hearty support of every Confederate sol-
dier, and I will endeavor to secure other subscriptions,
and lose no opportunity to bring the Veteran to the
attention of all old comrades in Tennessee and Vir-
ginia within my reach.”

I “1. S. A. Champion, Nashville. Tenn.: ” I received
a letter from my little niece in Missouri, to whom 1
had sent a copy of your valuable journal, and in the
letter she inclosed a dollar, saying: ‘I have gotten you
two subscribers for the Confederate Veteran, and
will get more.’ I have taken so much interest in the
Confederate Veteran, mainly on your account, that
you see Miss Kva thinks it belongs to me.”

Master George Wilson, Rutherford, Gibson County.
Tenn.: “I received the April number of the Confed-
erate Veteran, and read it with much interest. 1
am only a hoy. hut I feel by reading the Confederate
VETERAN that I shall learn the true history of the
boys in gray, something that can’t be found in the
common school history. I send you the following
list. I would canvass for your valuable paper if 1
had time, hut school is keeping me busy.”

Adjt. .1. Thos. Dunn, Portsmouth, Va., March 22,
1893: “The Committee of Arrangements of Stonewall
Camp decided to change the time of memorial and
dedication of monument. In compliance with the
wishes of the Grand Commander, the Grand Camp
will convene on the 1 1th of June. The memorial
and decoration will take place the following day. the
loth of June. Col. R. C. Marshall, who is now Com-
mander of Stonewall Camp, will deliver the oration,
and Rev. B. 1>. Tucker, of Norfolk, will read a poem.”

Ceo. W. R. Bell, Cedar Springs, Cherokee County,
Ala.: ” We have in our county an organization known
as the Cherokee County Confederate Veteran Associa-
tion. We belong to the State Association and have
elected delegates to attend the meeting in Birming-
ham in July. It does seem to me that every true
Confederate Veteran ought to take it from a personal,
if not a patriotic, consideration. I can say for myself
that I am not only pleased, hut delighted, with its
high moral tone and conservative, patriotic sentiment.”

Manly 1!. Curry. Louisville, Ky.: “Through the so-
licitation of Mrs. 1′. P. H. I became a subscriber to
the Confederate Veteran. I take a number of pa-
pers, and when this one came I paid no attention to
it, hut happening to accidentally catch sight of your
name, my curiosity was aroused, and I looked through

the number. 1 fei

iaid for having done so. 1 -hall

t tic number, i teei repaid tor navingaone so. t -hail
not only look forward to the coming of the paper in
the future, hut am interested in its welfare. *
I am a sou of Dr. J. I.. M. Curry, of Richmond, Va.
As one of the younger generation who has grown to

manh I since the war. I want to make a suggestion :

< fur fathers, mothers, and big brothers were old enough
to appreciate what was going on. and we love to hear
them tell of their personal experiences, but they are

now rapidly pa-<iic_ r into old age and will s i he on

the other side of the dark river. If you can get some
of them to write you letters giving their personal ex-
periences you will preserve in a permanent form ex-
ceedingly valuable information. Generals, literary
people, and historians tell us of battles, hut the an-
nals of the privates, the sufferings of the women, and
the make-shifts w hich they resorted to to Supply the
necessities of life, exist only in the memories of a
rapidly decreasing few. A letter by Mrs. Jefferson
1’avis. recently published in’ the Sunday papers, is
somewhat in the line of what 1 mean. 1 don’t think
that you can have too much of this sort of material.
Another thing, our opponents have published tons of
literature giving the dark side of slavery. We have
little telling of its bright side. Although 1 was born
during slavery times and was old enough before its
abolishment to appreciate its existence, 1 have seen so
much against it that the very idea of it is abhorrent
to me. I have read so much of the dark side that I
wonder how those whom I love so clearly could have
upheld such an institution. If I am so influenced,
what must be the feelings of my children when they
grow 11(1? Let each issue of your paper contain some-
thing telling of the bright side, of the com shuckings,
the quiltings, the barbecues, the big meetings, the
weddings’ etc., showing that the slaves enjoyed life
and were 1 not eternally skulking in dark comers
dodging the whip of the brutal overseer, or quaking
with terror at the bay of a blood hound. You advo-
cate the building of monuments to our heroes. 1 tell
you that unless something is done at once, ami done
persistently, to counteract the influence and misrep-
resentation of ‘ Uncle Tom’s Cabin ‘ and the like, our
children will look upon those whose memory those
monuments are intended to perpetuate as objects of
pity, if not of contempt. For the past eight years 1
have been living in St. Paul, Minn. I have talked
with children there on the subject of slavery, ami the
poison is doing its work, and doing it effectually.
Even at this day a man who owned slaves is looked
upon as little, if any better, than a slave trader, a
pirate, or a brigand, who held prisoners for a ransom.
1 am not talking theory, but actual experience. As
soon as those who were the actual owners of slaves
have died out in the South this feeling will gradually
work its way into our own country. For (bid’s sake
do something to prevent the great names of our an-
cestors being the theme for a jest and the subject for
taunts. Please pardon this long letter and tirade, but
1 feel deeply mi this subject. I think something
should be done to counteract the growing sentiment.
I believe that the Confederate Veteran is the me-
dium through which it can be done.”

Comrades can get the regulation Confederate Battle Flag
Badge, enameled in colors, to be worn in buttonhole of coat
lapel, by sending their order, with 50 cents, to Capt. E. W.
Averell, Jeweler, 215J I’nion Street, Nashville, Tenn.

See his regular advertisement in this issue.

CONFEDERATE VETERAN.

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ALEXANDER H. STEPHENS’ PRISON LIFE.

A complete history of ” The war between the States”
will never be printed. Occasionally, after a lapse of
several decades, new chapters will appear, seeming
incredible, because the vigilant journalist has not
” handed it in ” sooner.

These reflections are given as introductory to a few
chapters, it becomes my fortune to possess, concerning
the surrender and imprisonment of the Confederate
Vice-President. .Many items will appear of general
interest, and altogether it will be interesting to those
who most admired the extraordinary statesman.
Strange as it may seem a dismal blank occurred in a
Southern record of events just at this period.

Mr. Stephens’ own language is used except where
there are necessary abbreviations, and then the sub-
stance is given with the least change possible.

Fort Warren, neab Boston, M iss.,
■J 7 May. 1865.

This book was purchased this ,iay of A. .1. Hall.
Sutler at this Post, by Alexander H. Stephens, a
prisoner on the Fort, with a view of preserving in it
some regular record of the incidents of his imprison-
ment and prison life. It may he interesting to him-
self hereafter, sometimes, should he be permitted to
live, to refer to it — ami if his own life should not lie
spared it may he of interest, in like manner, to some
one of his relatives and friends.

He knows it will l.e of intense Interest to his dear
and only brother, Hon. Linton Stephens, of Sparta,
(ia. Besides, lie feels sure that all his relatives will he
exceedingly glad to peruse it : especially in the event
that the\ never see him again. For these reasons the
book has been purchased.

HIS ARREST AT LIBERTY HALL.

Thursday. 11th May. 1865, This was a most beauti-
ful and charming morning. After a refreshing sleep
I rose early. Robert Hull, a youth of about 16 years
of age. son of Henry Hull, Jr., of Athens, (ia . spent
the night before with me. After writing some letters
for the mail, my custom being to attend to such busi-
ness as simii as breakfast was over. Robert and I were
amusing ourselves at a game ofcassino, when Tim
came running in the parlor where we were, saying,
” Master, more Yankees have come: a whole heap of
them are in town galloping all about with guns.”

Suspecting what it meant. 1 rose, told Robert I ex-
pected they had come for me, and entered my bed-
room to make arrangements for leaving if my appre-
hensions should prove correct. Soon [ saw an officer
with soldiers under arms approaching the house. The
doors were all open, I met the officer in the library.
He asked if my name was Stephens? 1 told him it
was. “Alexander H. Stephens’.'” said he. 1 told him
that was my name. He said he had orders to arrest
me and put me in custody. I asked him his name,
and to let me see his orders. He replied, his name
was (‘apt. Saint, of the 1th Iowa Cavalry, or mounted
infantry. He was then under (Jen. Upton. He showed
me the order. It was by Gen. Upton at Atlanta for
my arrest, and that of Robert Toombs. Xo charge
was specified. He was directed to go to Crawfordville
and arrest inc. and then proceed to Washington and
arrest Mr. Toombs, and to carry both to General
Upton’s headquarters. I told Capt. Saint that I had
been looking for something of this kind, at least had
thought it not improbable for some weeks, and hence

had not left home. Gen. Upton need not have sent
any force for me. Had he simply notified me that he
wished me at his headquarters I should have gone.

I asked the Captain if 1 would be permitted to carry
any clothing with me, and how long I would be
allowed to pack up. He said a few minutes — as long
as would be necessary. He said, “You may take a
servant with you, if you wish.” 1 asked him if he
knew my destination. He said, first to Atlanta, and
then to Washington City. I called in Anthony, a
black hoy from Richmond, who had been waiting on
me for several years, and asked him if he wished to
go. and that 1 would send him to his mother in Rich-
mond from Washington. He was willing to go, and
was soon ready. It was about R 1 o’clock \. \i. when
(‘apt. Saint came to my house In about fifteen min-
utes not much over — we -tailed for the depot.
Friends and servants followed, most of them crying.
My own heart was full -too full, however, tor tears.
While Anthony was getting ready 1 asked Capt. Saint
if I could write a note or two to some friends. He said
1 could. 1 wrote my brother in about these word-:

Crawfordville, Ga., 11th May. 1865.
Dead Brother—] havejustl a arrested by Capt.

Saint, of the Fourth Iowa Cavalry. Theorderemb
Gen. Toombs. We are both to he carried to Atlanta,
and thence to Washington City, it seems. When 1
shall see you again, if ever, I do not know. May Cod
enable you to he as well prepared for whatever fate
may await me as I trust he will enable me to bear it.
May his blessings ever attend you ami yours. 1 have
not time to gay more. A kis- and my tenderest love
t” \ our dear little one-, Yours most affectionately,

At EXANDEB H. STI I III NS.

This letter 1 scaled and addressed to him, and told
Harry to send it over to Sparta immediately after I
should have. The Captain said he preferred I should
mH -end tin note then, that we would come hack.
and alter that 1 might send it. 1 told him it was a
note simply announcing my arrest and destination.
1 told him he might read it. I opened it and handed
it to him. He still objected, and I tore the note up.
At the cars a great many people had assi mbled. All
seemed deeply oppressed and grieved. Many wept
bitterly. To me the parting was exceedingly sad and
sorrowful. When we left the depot the train backed
up several hundred yards, where several soldiers, that
seemed to have been put out there as scouts, got on.
There was no stop until we reached Rarnctt. There
we took another engine and started to Washington.
About four miles from the town the train stopped at
a shanty occupied by a supervisor of the track. Here
I was put off, with about twenty soldiers to guard me.
The Captain and the others went on to Washington,
lb-aid he expected to he back in an hour. He did
not come until after dark. In the meantime there
came up a cloud and a heavy fall of rain. The man
of the house gave me dinner, fried meat and corn
bread, the best he had. I was not at all hungry — in-
deed, had no ap] ict it e. hut I ate to show my gratitude for
his hospitality — share his homely but substantia] fare.

Soon after dark the returning engine was heard com-
ing. I was intensely anxious to know what had been
the cause of detention. When what we supposed was
the returning train came up it was nothing but the
engine. The Captain had returned to bring his men
some commissary stores and went back immediately.
I asked him what was the cause of detention — what

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had occurred— if Gen. ‘Toombs was at home? He
answered evasively and left me in doubt and great
perplexity. About 9 o’clock the train came. The
ground was saturated with water, and I got my feet
partially wet — damp; this, together with the chilliness
of the night, after the rain, gave me a sore throat, at-
tended with Bevere hoarseness. When the train was
under way for Barnett, 1 asked the Captain if he had
Mr. Toombs. “No,” he said, “Mr. Toombs Banked
us.” This was said in a rather disappointed, irate
tone, and I made no further inquiries. About 11
o’clock we took the night schedule up train at Harnett
for Atlanta. It was cool and clear; some panes of
glass were broken out of the windows of the cars, and
I was quite i hilled by the exposure. This was one of
the most eventful days of my life. Never before was
1 under arrest, or deprived of my liberty.

12th May.— Reached Atlanta about half past 8
o’clock a. m. Morning clear and cool — quite unwell —
earried to Gen. Upton’s headquarters. He had gone
to Macon, but was expected hack that night, (apt.
Gilpin, on Gen. Upton’s staff, received me and assigned
me a room. Anthony made a fire, and Cant. Gilpin
ordered breakfast. Walked ahout the city under
guard. The desolation and havoc of war in this city
were heartrending. Several persons called to see me.
Gen. Ira R. Foster called, lie was allowed to address
me a note, and I was allowed to answer it, but no
interview was permitted. Col. (!. W. Lee called. He
was permitted to see me, to speak to me, but not per-
mitted to have any conversation. John W. Duncan
was permitted to visit my room and remain as long
as he pleased. The same permission was extended to
Gip. drier. Grier and Duncan called several times
during the day. Capt. Saint called and said he would
send the surgeon of the regiment to prescribe for my
hoarseness. The surgeon came and prescribed reme-
dies that did me good. Maj. Cooper called and gave
me a bottle of whisk}’. I started from home with
about $590 in gold, which I had laid up for a long
time for Buch a contingency. Gip. Grier offered me
$100 additional in gold if 1 wished it. I declined it.
John W. Duncan offered any amount I might want.
Gen. Foster, in his note, also offered me any assistance
in the way of funds I might need.

13th May. — Did not sleep well last night. Gen.
Upton called in my room early. 1 was so hoarse I
could hardly talk. He informed me he had removed
all guards ; that 1 was on my parole. J told him I
should not violate it. He seemed very courteous and
agreeable. I learned from him that, .Mr. Davis had
been captured. That Mr. C. C. Clay had surrenderee!
himself. That Mr. Davis and party, with Mr. and
Mrs. Clay, would be in Atlanta to-night on their way
to Washington also. Said he would send me in a
special train to-night to Augusta, but from thereto
Savannah I should have to go in the same boat with
Mr. Davis and party. I had frequent talks with Gen.
Upton during t he day, and was well pleased with him.
Several friends (‘ailed again to-day, Maj. Cooper,
Duncan, Gip.Grierand others, several times. Duncan
gave me a bottle of Scotch ale. which 1 put in my
trunk. He also gave me the name of a hanking house
in Europe, with which he had funds, and authorized
me to draw on it for any I might need.

This evening a Col. Peters came to renew his
acquaintance with me. We talked pleasantly and
agreeably of past events and associations.

BEMINISi EN( I – “I OTHER DAYS.

From my window, just before night 1 took a bird’s-
eye survey of the ruins of this place. I saw where the
Trout House Btood — where Douglas -poke iii I860.
Thought of the seem- of that day- the deep forebod-
ings 1 then had of all of these troubles, and how sorely
oppressed 1 was. at least, in their contemplation. Not
much less so than 1 now am in their full realization
and myself amongst the victims. How strange it
seems to me that I should thus sutler. /. who did
everything in the power of man to prevent them.
God’s providence is mysterious, and I bow submis-
sively to his will. In my survey 1 could but rest the
eye for a time upon the ruins of the Atlanta Hotel,
while the mind was crowded with associations brought
to life in gazing upon it. There is where, on the 1th
September. IMS, for resenting the charge for being a
traitor to the South I was near losing my life. And
now 1 am a prisoner under charge, 1 suppose, of being
a traitor to the Union. In all I am now I have done
nothing but what I thought was right. In my whole
life — public life as well as private — 1 have been gov-
erned by a sense of duty. I have endeavored in every-
thing to do what was right under the circumstances
•surrounding me. The result be what it may, I shal’
endeavor to meet and bear with resignation.

At ‘.) o’clock p. m. Gen. Upton informed me that my
train would start at 11 o’clock; that I might stop at
home and get breakfast and take more clothing if I
wished. The train that would carry Mr. Davis and
party would leave two hours later, and I could remain
until it reached Crawford ville. * * * I told Gen.
Upton that there was another colored boy at my house,
Henry, a brother of Anthony, whose mother was in
Richmond. I should like, if there was no objection,
to take him along with me to Fortress Monroe, whence
I could send him to his home. He consented.

.Sunday, 14th May. — This is ever a memorable day
to me. It is the anniversary of my step-mothers
death. It is the day on which was severed the last tie
that kept the old family circle together around the
hearthstone at the old homestead. My father died
just one week before, on the 7th. This was in 1826.
At half past 11 this morning the cars reached the
depot at Crawfordville. My coming was known, and
a large crowd was at the depot to see me. I hastened
to my house, as I had much to do. Church was just
out. preaching over and the congregation leaving. I
could but give a hearty shake of the hand to many
whose eyes were filled with tears. Nearly all my ser-
vants from the homotead were at church. I learned
that John had been over to Sparta and informed my
brother Linton of my arrest. Also that he was sick.
Oh ! what a pang that intelligence struck to my heart.
In a hurried manner I had a repacking of clothes.
Henry and Anthony were soon ready.

Such hurried directions as could be were given to
the servants on the lot and at the homestead. The
leavestaking were hurried and confused. The servants
all wept. My grief at leaving them and home was too
burning, withering, scorching for tears. At the depot
there was an immense crowd — old friends, black and
white. They came in great numbers and sbook bands.
That parting and that scene I can never forget. It
almost crazes the brain to think of it. 1 could not
stand it until the other train arrived, but told the
Captain to move off. This he did. When we arrived
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came in to see me, and suggested that I would be
more comfortable in the car he had on the other train.
In a short time we were under way again. Reached
Augusta some time before sundown. Gen. Upton had
a carriage for me to ride in to the boat, which was four
or five miles from the city, down the river. After the
other train came up. which was half an hour behind
us, Mr. and Mrs. Davis were put in a special carriage,
some officer with them, Mr. (lay and Mrs. Clay in a
separate carriage by themselves. Then, as our car-
riages passed each other, I tor the firsl time saw them.
They both bowed to me ami I to them. Mr. Davis
did not sec i.,c until we reached the boat. A major
from Indiana rode in the carriage with me. Mrs.
Davis’ white nurse came and asked to ride in our car-
riage. We let her in. She had Mrs. Davis’ infant in
her arms. Guards were in front, on the side and . in
the rear — some mounted on horses, some in wagons —
all well armed. After the carriages stalled, which
looked much like a funeral procession, and we had
got away from the depot, we found the streets lined
on both sides with immense crowds of people. 1
recognized but one familiar face in the whole passage
through the city, and that was Moon-, of the < ‘h
mill Sentinel, although I bowed to several who bowed
to me. All that 1 saw looked sad and depressed.
When we reached the landing it was a long time before
we got on the boat. The walk to the river’s edge was
rough. Deep ravines, without bridges, had to be
crossed, and it was with great difficulty, even with
assistance thai 1 was enabled to get along.

The boat was a miserable affair to bear the name of
steamboat. It was a river tug without cabin. There
were a few berths which the ladies occupied. All the
vest of us were put on deck except Mr. Davis. He
stayed in the pari of the boat occupied by the ladies.
There was a covering over us. but the sides were open.
Gen. Wheeler and lour of his men we found on the boat.
[To be Continued.”]

Monument at Athens, Ga. — Athens. Ga., hasa very

interesting monument, located in the center of an im-
portant thoroughfare. It cost S4,4-I4, and tin- funds
were raised through the zeal of Athens women. To
the I ‘resident. Mis. James Rutherford, is due the honor
of a handsomer monument than would otherwise
have been erected. Misses Pauline Thomas, Bessie
Midi and Mrs. Lizzie Minor are remembered as zealous
workers.

Mrs. Rutherford, mentioned above, was a remark-
able woman. She was sister of Gens. T. R. R. Cobb
and Howell Cobb, two names that will forever be a
pari of the history of our Empire State. While the
struggle for independence was in progress she took up
every carpet in her house but one and made them into
blankets for soldiers, and she openly declared her will-
ingness to go into the light. Her personal courage
was illustrated in a memorable event near the close of
the war: The Federals had pulled down the fence to
a little field of young corn just hack of her garden
and turned a multitude of mules in it. She called a
negro man. ordered him to drive them out and put
up the fence, but he said, “No. Mistis. dciu Yankees
would kill me.” “No,” she said with emphasis, “I’ll
go with you, and they will not resent us.” Sure enough
the soldiers stood astounded upon seeing the lady and
the negro clear the held, and when the negro had put
up thi’ fence they gave three cheers. Moreover, they
never disturbed her premises again.

PRESENTATION OF FLAG IN MAY, 1861.

Miss Lillian T.Rozell, now Lillian Roz.ell-Mossonger,
the authoress, presented a Hag to Gen. Pat Cleburne’s
command near Line Bluff, May 17, 1861. She said :

Our beloved countrymen, we greet you to-day to

present your brave band with this banner, made by
the ladies of Line Bluff — those dear to your hearts
and firesides. *

You go, brave ones, to struggle in the dearest cause
.in American heart has at stake — the rights of this
hallowed land of the South. Remember, it was lib-
erty, not union, for which our forefathers fought. Now
that your own cherished State has bared her bosom to
breast the storm, struggle for her: retain her a bright
constellation in that great galaxy of Southern States.

This banner we consign to your care with prayers
and tears, sent up to Heaven’s throne in your behalf

by those who daily cry, “Cur hearts are with you.”
(The (lag’s motto. i Accept our farewell and last in-
junction :

oli. shield the bright South, this beautiful land,
Sacred and dear to your own loyal hand.
Her winds sang your cradle-hymns gently and low.
And tuned were your hearts to her brooklets’ soft flow.

And now that the foe, with despotic sway,
Seeks to tear all her wealth and glory away,
Nerve your strong hearts, to the rescue go on,
‘Till silenced the storm, and bright battles won!

There, too, the heart of true woman will go

To smile in your joy and soothe in your woe:

When laurels the brightest your brows shall entwine,

Her soul-hymns for you shall witi hingly chime.

Then on, brave ones, ever on in the right,

God, your defender, will save you from blight.

After the close of this address the officers of the regi-
ment had a Balute of nine guns fired in honor of Miss
Rozell. A stand had been purposely erected from
which the address was given. About this the entire
battalion was drawn to participate in the ceremonies.
The “Jefferson Guards” being a part of this body, the
flag was presented to Gen. Cleburne for his regiment.
He made an enthusiastic address in reply to Miss
Rozell, as he stood up in a plain split-bottom chair in
frontof the stand. The motto of the Hag, “Our hearts
are with you,” was chos< u by Miss Rozell.

lb: Deserves His Sword. — W. A. Campbell, Colum-
bus, Miss., March 27, 1893: “Mr. A. .1. Story, of the
Eleventh Alabama Volunteers, says thai in the battle

Of the Crater, near Petersburg, he captured a Federal
lieutenant-colonel with a wooden leg, and that broken.
He asked him when he lost his leg, and learned that
it was at the tirst battle of Manassas. He gave Mr.
Story his sword ami pistol, and he left his sword with
a Miss Belle Peay, of Richmond, Va. lie offered the
pistol to this lady, but she said she would keep the
sword for him. He now says if this colonel is still
living and would like to get his sword l if Miss Belle
Peay is living), h