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South Carolina," that our old and esteemed fellow-citizen, Col. Walter Gwynn, has accepted the command of a military company in Columbia, S. O. The State is fortunate in securing the services of such an officer. Col. Gwynn was a graduate of West Point, and served in the United States Army fourteen years, part of which time he was engaged in the Ordnance and Artillery Corps, (at the school of gunnery at Old Point Comfort,) but the greater portion in the Engineer Corps. For upwards of thirty years he has been actively engaged as Civil Engineer, and stands in the front rank of his profession in this country. Col. Gwynn has also been in the volunteer service eighteen years, in command of companies of all kinds of arms, and when he left Virginia was in command of the First Regiment of Virginia Volunteers.--In fine, it would be difficult to find among the citizens of either South Carolina or Virginia an officer of greater military experience and acquirements — certainly, none of more calm and lofty courage, and elevated and noble character. Without any knowledge of military matters, we should say that it is of the most vital importance to troops to give them a commander in whose military abilities and judgment they can repose the most entire confidence. Such a man is Col. Gwynn.--There is no military position in the service of South Carolina, or any other State, which he would not grace; whilst the rare virtues of his private character must ensure universal confidence and respect.
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