An address before the Association of the survivors of the Confederate surgeons of South Carolina, at the annual meeting held at Columbia, S. C., November, 1889. by F. Peyre Porcher, A. B., on to the Holcombe Legion, to the Confederate Hospital, Fort Nelson, Norfolk Harbor, and the South Carolina Hospital, Petersburg, Virginia.
Fellow Survivors of the Medical Departments of the Army and Navy of South Carolina:
Mr. President,—It was a happy inspiration which prompted us to gather in this capital of South Carolina three years since to organize an association of the surviving surgSouth Carolina three years since to organize an association of the surviving surgeons of the separate departments of the army and navy.
It partakes of the character of a Medical Cincinnati Society, which is right and proper, as it proposes to transmit to those of immediate descened.
They also were quite within range of shot and shell.
Shells passed frequently over the South Carolina hospital at Petersburg.
One struck within a few feet of the fourth ward, another entered th
The General then, in a few graceful words, introduced General E. M. Law, of South Carolina, the orator who had been invited to deliver the annual address.
General of our Revolution point to the remedy—a separation. * * * It must begin in South Carolina.
The proposition would be welcomed in Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi, anith its own selfish self.
Upon this issue was based the nullification of South Carolina in 1832.
Then for the first time in our national history the doctrine of crepressible conflict between the sections.
The day of temporizing closes.
South Carolina puts in practice her previous declaration of equality in the Union or indeprt appropriate addresses: General Jubal A. Early, General J. B. Kershaw, of South Carolina; General M. C. Butler, of South Carolina; General A. R. Lawton, of Alabama.South Carolina; General A. R. Lawton, of Alabama.
By this time the committee had returned, and reported the names of the following gentlemen as officers for the ensuing year, and the report was unanimously agreed