The fine effect of the four hundred guns fired, was doubled by the rapidity of the fire.
One hundred guns in six minutes is pretty good for four pieces and a citizen company.
The Union is gone; we have buried it out of our sight, and fired cannon over its grave.
Let its tomb be marked with the simple inscription: Hic Jacet--The Past.
The South Carolina Secretary of State.
Col. C. G. Memminger, the Secretary of State in the South Carolina Cabinet, is a German, born at Wirtemberg, Jan. 7, 1803. He was brought to this country when a child, and at the age of nine years, both parents having died, he became an inmate of the Orphan Asylum at Charleston.
He was adopted into the family of Governor Thomas Bennett, by whom he was educated in the South Carolina College, graduating in 1820.
He commenced the practice of the law in Charleston in 1825.
During the nullification conflict of 1832-40, he was a leader of the Union party, and author of "The Book of Nullification" -