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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) 1 1 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: May 21, 1863., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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Year of the War, that general says that General Rodes was a most accomplished, skillful and gallant officer, upon whom I placed great reliance. Brigadier-General John C. Calhoun Sanders was the son of Dr. Sanders, a native of Charleston, S. C., and his wife, daughter of Dr. Matthew Thomson, of Anderson district. The parents moved to Tuscaloosa, Ala., where their son was born, April 4, 1840, and named in honor of South Carolina's great statesman. The parents soon after settled at Clinton, Greene county, and here their son was reared until he entered the State university in 1858. At the beginning of the war the young man gave way to the patriotic impulse which took possession of so many of the young men of the South, and, in spite of the opposition of the family, left the university halls for the army. He was elected captain of a company organized at Clinton and entered the Eleventh Alabama infantry. It was not until the spring of 1862 that they had their first experience of fier
Cabarrus has responded nobly to the patriotic appeals of Gov. Vance and President Davis for provisions for our gallant solders.--A large amount of corn and bacon has recently been shipped from this place, and they are still coming in. Our wheat crop is very promising indeed. We are planting no cotton. I fear, however, if more men are taken from the county, it will be difficult, if not impossible, to gather our crops. A Rome (Ga.) paper says: The wheat crop in this section is exceedingly fine, and is as promising as one could wish. Not a single stalk of it is as yet affected by the rust. The oat crop looks finely. The stand of corn is good, and a large area of ground is planted with it. A letter from Clinton, Greene county, Ala., says:"We have the finest wheat crop ever known in this county." The prospect for a heavy crop of fruit, rye, and wheat in Northeast Georgia was never so promising, and the most extensive crops of corn and potatoes are planted.