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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 12. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Captain Francis Huger Harleston. (search)
our hours of intense suffering, borne in unmurmuring fortitude, and the death he deemed for honor sweet came to his relief, and Frank Harleston's duty was done! Friends and comrades bore his body, dressed in his uniform, to the church-yard at Stansberry, on the Cooper river, and he was laid to rest by the side of kindred dust—in the flower of his youth, the pride of his family, the brave among the bravest, the true among the truest; the gentle, the modest, the strong and faithful soldier Note.—The Tablet is of pure, white marble, chaste and beautiful in its execution, and bears this inscription: Laurae Parenii Coronatus. Francis Huger Harleston, Captain of Cadets; First Honor Graduate of the S. C. M. A., 1860; Captain 1st Reg't S. C. Artillery, C. S. A. Regulars; Killed on duty at Fort Sumter, Nov. 24, 1863. Aged 24 years. Erected by His Friends.—one of the self-sacrificing heroes of Fort Sumter. The Tablet was unveiled by Miss Anna Colcock and Miss Harriet Lowndes Rhett