Members of the Charleston Convention killed in battle.--Major Gavitt
, the United States
officer killed in the fight at Fredericktown, Mo.
, was a Douglas delegate to the Charleston Convention from Indiana
, and also attended the adjourned session in Baltimore
Lieutenant L. A. Nelms
, of Georgia
, (a Rebel officer,) reported as killed at the Santa Rosa
fight, was a member of the Charleston Convention, and a most devoted Union man. When twenty-six of the Georgia
delegates seceded from the Convention
, he was one of the ten who refused to vacate their seats, but remained in the Convention
till the close.
On his return home Nelms
was accused by one of his seceding colleagues with being untrue to the South
on account of his remaining in the “Squatter Sovereignty Convention.”
A duel was the consequence, in which Nelms
was badly wounded in the arm with a bullet.
When the Convention
reassembled at Baltimore
, Mr. Nelms
, though still suffering from his wound, again appeared and remained till the close of the Convention
.--Baltimore American, Oct