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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 20. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.13 (search)
and deathless fame of Gaillard's Charleston Battalion. A little after two o'clock, two deeds of heroism were enacted which will never be forgotten by the lookers on. The halliards were cut by a shot or shell, and the large garrison flag released from the lofty staff fell into the parade. Instantly, and without hesitation, there were a score of men racing for the prostrate colors. Out into the open area they rushed, regardless of the storm of death falling around them. Major Ramsey, Sergeant Shelton and private Flynn of the Charleston battalion, and and Lieutenant Reddick of the Sixty-Third Georgia regiment, bore it back in triumph to the staff, and deliberately adjusted it Up it went again, and amid the cheers of the garrison the Confederate banner again floated defiantly in the smoke of battle. Some little delay occurred in adjusting the flag, and some few moments elapsed during which Wagner showed no colors to the enemy. Supposing that the fort had struck its flag in token of
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 20. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.23 (search)
nia Cavalry. May 11, 1886, William Rowles, Johnson's Battery. September 21, 1886, John Raines, I, Thirtieth Virginia Infantry. June 24, 1889, Albert G. Robertson, Heavy Artillery. May 15, 1891, John L. Reid, surgeon Confederate States Army. December 19, 1891, Samuel Rutherford, B, Thirty-sixth Virginia Infantry. October 21, 1891, Thomas Rudd, E, Thirty-second Virginia Infantry. July 29, 1892, John A. Rossen, A, Forty-third Virginia Battalion Cavalry. July 18, 1885, John Shelton, Pegram's Artillery. August 25, 1885, Edward Sweeney, D, Fourteenth Tennessee Infantry. September 15, 1885, F. C. Stainback, A, Twelfth Virginia Infantry. December 9, 1885, Elijah Smith, I, Third Virginia Cavalry. June 5, 1886, Samuel Stott, A, Sixth Virginia Infantry. June 27, 1886, F. W. Simmons, F, Thirteenth Virginia Cavalry. December 21, 1886, Samuel G. Street, C, Tenth Virginia Battalion Heavy Artillery. December 21, 1888, A. E. Sergeant, D, Twenty-third Virgi
A sad affair. --We are pained to learn that John Shelton, some eight miles east of this place, on Saturdabout as follows: Robinson and his wife and Mrs. Shelton were visiting a neighbor on Saturday, and SheltoShelton was out squirrel-hunting. Upon the return of the parties to their homes--Mrs. Robinson riding, and Robinson and Mrs. Shelton walking — coming to a field around which the road ran, Mrs. R. kept the road, her husband andld.--It appears, from the information we have, that Shelton was but a short distance behind them, returning homand saw Robinson attempting to violate her person. Shelton, as soon as he saw Robinson, exclaimed, "You villai Robinson immediately relinquished his hold upon Mrs. Shelton and ran, but before he had taken half a dozen steps. Shelton, who was some fifty yards off, shot him down, some four buck-shots taking effect.--Shelton immediShelton immediately surrendered himself, and upon hearing the statement of himself and his wife, the magistrate discharged hi