and ranks high in the Masonic fraternity, and is Major-General
of the Alabama Division
of the United Confederate Veterans
has a case containing a number of relics of the cruel war, among which are to be seen a well-preserved flag of the 32nd Georgia Regiment, made of the silk dresses of two young ladies, and presented to General Harrison
by Miss Fannie Cohen
(now Mrs. Taylor
, of Savannah
). To keep this flag from being captured it was substituted and sewed to the General
's saddle blanket and concealed from the enemy.
is in perfect health and looks to be a man several years younger, and every indication points to his being among us many years to come, and that such will be the case, The Post and his many friends sincerely trust.
[The merit of General George Paul Harrison, Jr.
, is cordially conceded, but there may have been other officers with the rank of Brigadier-General
as young as he was. It has been claimed that General Thomas M. Logan
, of South Carolina
, commissioned Brigadier-General
of Cavalry, February 23, 1865, to report to General Robert E. Lee
, with rank to date from February 15, 1865, was the youngest officer of the rank in the Confederate States
Another youthful commander is in evidence, General William R. Johnson Pegram
, whose signature was ‘W. J. Pegram
He was born in Petersburg, Va.
, in 1841; grandson of General Wm. R. Johnson
, ‘the Napoleon
of the turf,’ son of General James W. Pegram
, and nephew of Colonel Geo. H. Pegram
, the Confederate
commander of the battle of Rich Mountain
. W. J. Pegram
left the study of law at the University of Virginia in April, 1861, and enlisted as a private in ‘F’ Company, of Richmond, Va.
was of small stature and wore glasses, but he was every inch a soldier, and born to command.
While in camp at Fredericksburg, Va.
, in May, 1861, he was elected a lieutenant of the Purcell
Battery of Artillery, commanded by Captain R. Lindsay Walker
), and distinguished himself by conspicious gallantry at Manassas
, Cedar Run
, Chancellorville and Gettysburg
, attaining the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel
Under an act of the Congress of the Confederate States he was appointed to the