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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 17. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Twelfth Georgia Infantry. (search)
rtermaster, and Richmond A. Reid, commissary. The following companies compose the regiment, viz: Muckalee Guards, Sumter county, Captain Hawkins. Davis Guards, Dooly county, Captain Brown. Calhoun Rifles, Calhoun county, Captain Furlow. Lowndes Volunteers, Lowndes county, Captain Patterson. Davis Rifles, Macon county, Captain McMillan. Central City Blues, Bibb county, Captain Rodgers. Muscogee Rifles, Muscogee county, Captain Scott. Marion Guards, Marion county, Captain Blandford. Putnam Light Infantry, Putnam county, Captain Davis. Jones Volunteers, Jones county, Captain Pitts. On the day of our organization we received orders to march to Laurel Hill to unite with General Garnett's command at that place, and on Sunday, the 7th July, left Richmond, by railroad, to Staunton. Reaching this latter place a little before day Monday morning, we remained encamped there until Tuesday morning, when the order came to strike our tents and take up the line of mar
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 17. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The unveiling. [Richmond Dispatch, June 10, 1890.] (search)
silk banner presented by the ladies of Petersburg to the volunteers from the Cockade City in the Mexican war in 1847, and which was borne by that gallant body in the land of the Montezumas. It has been sacredly preserved by Colonel Fletcher H. Archer, who commanded the company in that service, as a precious historic memorial. But few of the company are now living, or they would have marched as an organization. Historic ground. It was a scene not soon to be forgotten. Dear old Blandford, with her tombs and vaults and myriad graves, was a silent witness. Marble shafts reflected the radiance of the June sun as it lowered in the west, and graves that were exquisitely adorned with flowers all added their mute but eloquent tribute; and as for the future historian—why, there was a brilliant panorama of the brave dead, whose virtues were thus fittingly commemorated. To the right and to the left, to the north and to the south of the monument were battle-grounds—all eloquent now