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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 31. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.39 (search)
and Alabama had followed, and on January 19, 1861, the legislature of Georgia, in session at Milledgeville, severed its connection with the Union, and it became a sovereign and independent State. On the 21st the official hand and seal of Governor Joe Brown war fixed to the proclamation, and on the 22nd the Chief Executive reached Augusta. There was a hurrying to and fro of the military officers of the city and a gathering of the forces. Waynesboro was also communicated with, and up from Burke came two companies to take part in the first victory against the Federal troops, which, however, was without conflict, and the first flag was not born with a baptism of blood. On the 23rd Governor Brown made a formal demand on Captain Arnold Elzey, of the 2nd United States Artillery, in command of the arsenal, that the post be turned over to him. In his demand he stated that Georgia was no longer a part of the general government, and, while she desired to be on good terms with the United
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 31. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Hunter Holmes McGuire, M. D., Ll. D. (search)
have been induced to place their destinies in the hands of young and inexperienced leaders? How did the youthful Alexander so win over the trained legions of Philip as to achieve by them the conquest of Greece, and lead them across wide fields of Asia until their victorious march was stayed on the banks of the far distant Hyphasis? How did the younger Pitt so lead captive the Commons of England, make impotent the resistless logic of Fox, the profound philosphy and the gorgeous rhetoric of Burke, and hold them unbroken, in his resistance to Napoleon's pride, until he himself was stricken to his death by the baleful rays of the Star of Austerlitz? In every human heart, however benighted by ignorance, debauched by sin, or depraved by crime, there remains a susceptibility to the ennobling influences of heroism. Thomas Carlyle has said: It will ever be so. We all love great men; love, venerate and bow down submissive before great men; nay, can we honestly bow down to anything else?
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 31. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.43 (search)
Turner, Sergeant John R. Tayleure, Orderly Sergeant W. W. Company F —Huger Grays. Barnes, Private Hezekiah. Barnes, Private John R. Cardwell, Private George W.; wounded. Ferguson, Private Alexander. Mitchell, Private William. McKenney, Private Peter; killed. Phillips, Private J. J. M. Spence, Private Joseph. Whitehorne, Sergeant J. Edward; wounded. Welton, Private George; wounded. Welton, Private William; killed. Company G —Richmond Grays. Burke, Private Edmund; killed. Brett, Sergeant William P. Bowers, Private N. M. Ford, Private William H.; wounded. Fisher, Private Charles. Gibson, Private Jedeth; killed. Gibson, Private, Jr. Hankins, Private James F. Kelley, Sergeant Oscar R. Kelly, Lieutenant Patrick H. Lovenstein, Private Isadore. McConnochie, Private David. Muhl, Private Oscar O. Phillips, First Lieutenant James F. Rogers, Private Augustus F. Robins, Private Albert H. Robbins, P