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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 24. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Company D, Clarke Cavalry. (search)
fairyland back to its maker. Oh, sir, I doubtless exclaimed: Breathes there a man with soul so dead, Who never to himself hath said, This is my own, my native land? The roster. This company was officered by Captain Joseph R. Hardesty; William Taylor, First Lieutenant; David Hume Allen, Second Lieutenant, and George Mason, Third Lieutenant. The private soldiers were: Lewis Ashby, Buckner Ashby, George Ashby, Shirley C. Ashby, John H. Anderson, Milton B. Anderson, Jacqueline R. Ambler,banner of the Confederacy was forever furled. Companys several Captains. On the morning of the 21st of July, 1861, Captain Hardesty resigned the command of Company D, and Hugh M. Nelson was elected captain, but, not being present, Lieutenant William Taylor, than whom no braver man ever lived, led the company through that terrible day. At the reorganization, in April, 1862, Daniel T. Richards was elected captain, Joseph McK. Kennerly first lieutenant, R. Owen Allen second lieutenant, and