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Col. O. M. Roberts, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 12.1, Alabama (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 13 5 Browse Search
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ion to be held on December 24th. The convention met on January 7, 1861, in the hall of representatives at Montgomery. Of the 100 men composing this body, many afterward proved their devotion to their State on the battlefield and in legislative halls, and some of them now hold high posts of honor in the reconstructed Union. The Rev. Basil Manly, ex-president of the State university, opened the proceedings with a touching and eloquent prayer: Almighty Father, Maker of Heaven and Earth; King eternal, immortal, invisible; the only wise God! We adore Thee, for Thou art God, and besides Thee there is none else; our Fathers' God and our God! We thank Thee that Thou hast made us men, endowed with reason, conscience and speech; capable of knowing, loving and serving Thee! We thank Thee for Thy Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, our only Mediator and Redeemer! We thank Thee for Thy word of truth, our guide to eternal life. We thank Thee for civil government, ruling in Thy fear; and we es
e that time governor of Alabama; Col. Samuel Henry, Col. J. Horace King, Lieut.-Col. Gaines C. Smith, Majs. H. J. Williams call for special notice are Capts. Warren Smith, Gillis and King. The companies of the first two were the first to enter thWilcox's report of battle of Frayser's Farm, June 30th: Captain King, commanding the Ninth Alabama, is deserving of especialis men. He speaks highly of Maj. J. H. J. Williams, Capts. J. H. King and M. G. May, who were distinguished, having with the body (entitled to promotion to lieutenant-colonel). Capt. J. H. King (entitled to promotion to colonel) had a finger shot of regiment. No. 48—(400, 819) Assignment as above, Col. J. H. King in command of regiment, October 31, 1863. No. 49—(6d corps, army of Northern Virginia, August 31, 1864; Col. J. Horace King commanding regiment. No. 89—(1190) Same assignmen1, 1864, Capt. Archer Hayes commanding regiment. (1239) Colonel King commanding regiment. (1367) Assignment as above, D