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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 31. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Washington Light Infantry, 1807-1861. (search)
The Washington Light Infantry, 1807-1861. The ante-bellum history of old Charleston's loyal sons was so continuously prominent in the annals of Charleston, for more than half a century, that it is only in order to refer very briefly to it here. Founded by William Lownes in 1807, upon receiving the news of the Leopard and Chesapeake affair, its roll of thirteen commanders down to 1861, reveals the character of its membership-Lowndes, Cross, Crafts, Simons, Miller, Gilchrist, Ravenel, Lee, Jervey, Porter, Walker, Hatch, Simonton. The public observance of Washington's birthday, by an oration and social functions, on 22d February, was an annual feature of W. L. I. life, and the annual response from the community indicated the highest public favor. This observance was continued up to and in the war period, the last celebration taking place in Fort Sumter while the command was part of the garrison of the gateway of Charleston, on the 22d of February, 1862. Referring to earlie
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 31. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Index. (search)
. C., 129; General R. E., his statue in Statuary Hall, 81; prescience and self-sacrifice and magnanimity of, 52, 234; on battle of Gettysburg, 358, the sword of, 208. Lee, Captain R E. 40. Letcher, Governor, John, 267. Levy, Colonel W. M., 50. Logan's Cross Roads, or Mill Creek, Battle of, and forces engaged at, 166; monument and cemetery at, 170. Longstreet, General, James, 231, 352. Lookout Mountain, Battle of 129. Louisiana in 1861, 13th Infantry and officers of, 118. Lownes, Wm., 2. Lowrance, Colonel, 356. Lowry, General, Robert, 156. Lucal, Major J. J., 75. Mabie, Hamilton W., 97. McCabe, W. Gordon 372. McClanahan, Captain John H., 12. McCausland, General, John, 266. McClellan General G. B., For Peace,, 45. McClure, Colonel A. K., 86. McDaniel, C. S. N., Master, 330. McGrath, General, John, 103. McGuire, Dr., Hunter, statue to, 249,362. Merritt, General, Wesley, 66. McKelway, St. Clair, 97. Mallett, Prof. John W., 100. Manassas, Second