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Col. O. M. Roberts, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 12.1, Alabama (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 1 1 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: October 23, 1861., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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vember 6, 1895. Of the children by this marriage there survive Rev. Henry W. Battle, D. D., of Petersburg, and Miss Jennie L. Battle. General Battle was admitted to the practice of law in 1852, and in 1856 was a sub-elector on the Buchanan ticket. In the Alabama Democratic State convention of 1860 he was, on motion of William L. Yancey, made elector for the Montgomery district and delegate to the Charleston convention, and subsequently he canvassed Alabama, and visited the cities of Charleston, New York, Boston and Philadelphia in company with Mr. Yancey. Upon the capture of Harper's Ferry by John Brown, Mr. Battle organized the Tuskegee light infantry, purchased arms and uniforms, and, six days later, in concert with Peyton H. Colquitt, captain of the Columbus light city guards, tendered his services to Gov. Henry A. Wise, receiving in answer the message, Virginia can defend herself. The State of Alabama immediately began the organization of the Alabama Volunteer Corps, to consis
be called the Protestant Episcopal Church in the Confederate States of America." He though it inexpedient to make changes unless absolutely required. The identity of the Church might be more or less called in question, and questions in regard to property might arise, and litigation ensue. Judge Phelan, of Alabama, maintained that if the corporation remained the same, so would its rights and liabilities. Rev. Mr. Trapier mentioned several facts in the history of churches in Charleston, New York, and Vermont, substantiating this view — that if the essence, doctrine, and discipline be preserved, its form might be changed. Bishop Green considered the term Protestant unmeaning from its generality, and that it involved the Church in the odium of the follies and heresies of various sects. Episcopal, as a term, was not distinctive, because there were other Episcopal bodies. He preferred the title "The American Catholic Church." Mr. Williams, of Virginia, glorified in th