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[178] familiar with military tactics and drill, he had the honor of acting as drill-sergeant most of the time. As a truly well-earned and merited compliment to this young gentleman, the Board of Visitors of the Citadel Academy have caused the following to be registered on the record book of that Institution:

The efficiency and soldierly bearing of Cadet Lalane, during the affair of Fort Sumter, is highly commended by the Board of Visitors.

A younger brother, Paul B. Lalane — only in his thirteenth year — had the honor of being in the iron battery on the memorable 12th and 13th, and of firing seventeen guns with powerful effect during the bombardment. The youthful hero, from his reckless bravery and daring during the siege, has become the pet of the company, and is now their regularly appointed marker, he having acted in this capacity on the parade yesterday.

While fighting for our country's cause is necessary, the Palmetto Guard will not remain idle. They have volunteered their services for Virginia, and, towards the close of the week, will again buckle on the knapsack for the march. Without the border of their native Carolina, may their victories be as complete and as bloodless as that achieved on their own Palmetto shores.

The following is the list of officers of the Palmetto Guard who were in the fight on the 12th and 13th days of April, 1861: George B. Cuthbert, Captain; C. R. Holmes, First Lieutenant; T. S. Brownfield, Second Lieutenant; G. L. Buist, Third Lieutenant; T. L. Bissell, First Sergeant; J. B. Bissell, Second Sergeant; W. D. Gaillard, Third Sergeant; B. C. Webb, Fourth. Sergeant; L. S. Webb, Fifth Sergeant; R. J. Brownfield, Sixth Sergeant; Samuel Robertson, First Corporal; J. E. Wright, Second Corporal; George Lalane, Third Corporal; G. B. Dyer, Fourth Corporal; J. M. Rhett, Fifth Corporal; E. W. Macbeth, Sixth Corporal.--Charleston Mercury, May 1.

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