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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Diary of a Confederate soldier. (search)
are, therefore, compelled to assert their independence, and withdraw from the Federal Union. May 4th, 1861.--Left Memphis to-night at 9 o'clock, on the steamer H. R. W. Hill, in the company of Hickory Rifles, under the command of Captain John D. Martin. Killed at Corinth, Mississippi, in command of a brigade. Our company marched in the afternoon to the Second Presbyterian church, where we were presented with a beautiful flag by the ladies of Memphis. The presentation was made by Miss Sallie White, and was responded to by Sergeant Chas. Pucci, Killed in battle. in a very appropriate and handsome speech. The Rev. Dr. Grundy, Died in Kentucky. pastor of the church, presented the company with one hundred pocket Testaments, and sent us forth with patriotic words, together with an earnest prayer, and benediction. The officers of our company are John D. Martin, M. D., Captain; Tony Bartlett, First Lieutenant; John S. Donelson, Killed at Chickamauga. Second Lieutenant; Carter