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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 28. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.29 (search)
e 3, 1861. The company was organized at Edmond's Store, Va., by Mr. Joseph Jones, who was elected captain. Dr. Thomas Wynn was elected first-lieutenant, and John Maddox second-lieutenant. The company was composed of the best young men of the county, and on the day for their departure a great crowd assembled at Trotter's Store,or gallant service in the Lost Cause to lieutenant-colonel, and Dr. Wynn was promoted to the captaincy of the company. He served a short time and resigned, and John Maddox was elected captain. At the battle of Nottoway river, between Petersburg and Weldon, Colonel Jones was mortally wounded, and Captain Maddox also received his dCaptain Maddox also received his death wounds in the same engagement. W. F. Elmore was elected captain to succeed the lamented Maddox, and served as captain during the remainder of the war, and laid down his arms at Appomattox Courthouse. The company entered the war with ninety men; of this number there are now only fourteen alive. Rev. P. N. Stainback, of Weld