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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 20. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Reunion of Company D. First regiment Virginia Cavalry, C. S. A. (search)
ough you perish in the attempt? The coward died a thousand deaths, The brave man dies but one! Then men of Virginia, show yourselves worthy of the name you bear! From the women of your native mountains, take this flag beneath its fold, go forth to meet the oppressor, and fear not to die! After Miss Hardin concluded, Lieutenant R. B. Edmondson, on behalf of the troop, responded in a short but spirited speech in which he pledged the company to defend the flag with their lives, and return it to the fair donors untarnished by dishonor. J. T. Campbell, Esq., then, in a few remarks, in which he referred to a daughter having made the presentation, called for three cheers for Miss Hardin. They were given with hearty, good will. The veterans decided to meet next year at such a time as a committee appointed for the purpose shall fix, and late in the afternoon they marched back to town, wheeled into line in front of the courthouse, and there broke ranks and went to their homes.
full of fire, eloquence and patriotism. He said that when he resigned his position as Secretary of War, and returned home, he told the people what they might expect, and that they ought to prepare for it. But a majority of our citizens thought differently — and now we had to do so at last. He said that he would have a brigade in the field, and give the enemy the best that was in him. His remarks were received with great applause by the volunteers and citizens. Col. J. A. Campbell, J. T. Campbell, Esq., and John N. Humes, Esq., were called upon, each of whom made some remarks. Gov. Floyd left for Glade Springs, where he made a speech of about two hourslength. I was not present, I cannot report what he said, but have been informed that it was an excellent speech. It could not be otherwise. Mrs. Floyd then presented a fine flag to the "Glade Springs Rifle Company," of which Capt. Carson is commandant. This company is composed of excellent material; it has a No. 1 Capta