up all the bright prospects which opened before him in the civil service of his country, and cast his lot among the patriots of the army.
His death was mourned with a sincere sorrow throughout the South.
In the death of Gen. Maxcy Gregg, of South Carolina, the country lost one of its ablest and bravest soldiers.
He had been in the struggle from the first note of war at Sumter, and gave his labors and his life to a cause which he regarded as one of the holiest for which a man could die.
One generous lad, supposed to belong to the 14th South Carolina volunteers, catching hold of the singletrees of the ambulance, exclaimed, We will carry them back to old Virginia.
In less time than it takes to tell it, thirty of South Carolina's bravest sons were up to their waists in the water, bearing their comrades safely over the river, ambulance and all — the sad and gloomy countenances of the unfortunates seeming almost to forget their wounds as they caught up the strain, Oh,