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[537] in criticism of the monuments placed to commemorate the brave deeds of the Union soldiers who died on that field; but if these men be worthy of such honor from their comrades, how much more do we owe to the men who twice won victory at the price of blood on this spot; or to those noble South Carolinians under Gregg, who, on the left of A. P. Hill, on August 29, 1862, held their position with a tenacity not exceeded by the British squares at Waterloo; or to that gallant division of Stark's, which met and bore the brunt of Porter's attack on August 30th, and when they had no more cartridges used the butts of their muskets and even the stones that lay around them as arms! The deeds of such men and of many others like them deserve to be kept green for all time. They constitute a priceless legacy to their countrymen—to their descendants. We trust this Society will go on with its noble work, and that the kindly interest and appreciation of our people will be manifested in giving it the means to carry out the plans of the Executive Committee.

After a few remarks from the Secretary the meeting adjourned, all seeming to be very much pleased at the hopeful condition of the Society.

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