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A gallant example.

--No instance of patriotic devotion to the South has come within our knowledge more entitled to honorable mention, than that of Gen. John W. A. Sanford, of our city, who will in a few days tender himself to the "Baldwin Blues," now in Virginia, as a private in their company.

Gen. Sanford, until his resignation a few months past, commanded a division of the militia of this State thirty years as Major General, with great efficiency, and with marked benefit to our citizen soldiers. His first connection with military life was in 1827, when he was the confidential Aide-de-camp of Gov. Troup. He was subsequently elected a representative in Congress, but resigned before taking his seat, to accept a special agency tendered him by President Jackson as Commissioner of Indian Reserves in the Creek Nation. In the Cherokee District he also had a special military command under the administration of Gov. Gilmer, which he performed with credit to himself and with advantage to the public. More recently Gen. Sanford was appointed by the Georgia Convention as Commissioner to Texas, and through his able and zealous efforts the people of that State were fully aroused to the work of secession, which was soon nobly accomplished at the ballot box. Such a soldier, and such a gentleman of the most elevated character, seeking to serve his country as a private in her armies, is a sublime picture to contemplate!--Milledgeville Recorder.

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