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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 22. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Third Battery of Maryland Artillery, C. S. A. Its history in brief, and its commanders. (search)
rrendered. The battery was reorganized at Decatur, Ga., in October, 1863, and ordered to Sweet Water, Tenn., afterwards to Lookout Mountain, near Chattanooga. Was in the battle of Missionary Ridge and in the retreat to Dalton, Ga., November, 1863. Served under Generals Johnston and Hood in the Georgia campaign of 1864. Was with General Hood in his march to Nashville, Tenn., and his disastrous retreat to Columbus, Miss. February, 1865, ordered to Mobile, Ala., and afterwards to Meridian, Miss., where, under General R. Taylor, May 4, 1865, the battery was surrendered and the men paroled. The commanders during the war were: Captain Henry B. Latrobe, left service March 1, 1863; Captain Fred. O. Claiborne, killed at Vicksburg, June 24, 1863; Captain John B. Rowan, killed at Nashville, December 16, 1864; Captain William L. Ritter. William L. Ritter, Surviving Captain Third-Maryland Artillery, afterwards Stephens's Light Artillery. [From the Richmond, Va., Dispatch, August 5, 1894.]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 22. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.28 (search)
erans by Lee Camp and other ex-Confederate organizations while returning from the encampment at Washington, and fondly hoped and believed that the spirit which was shown at Appomattox, by both sides, was the prevailing spirit of our Southern brothers, and that hope and belief we are loath to relinquish even in the face of such a speech as this to which we refer. Will you kindly reply to this and oblige yours for America, Columbia Post. J. G. Everest, Chairman of Committee. Attest: Henry Stephens, Adjutant. It was laid before Lee Camp, June 22, 1894, and provoked a heated discussion, which developed a great diversity of opinion as to what disposition should be made of it. Finally it was laid on the table indefinitely. At the same time a resolution offered by Commander Pollard endorsing the oration of Rev. Mr. Cave was laid upon the table until the ensuing meeting. The camp, however, declined to permit the contents of the letter to be disclosed, and even withheld from the pu