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The gallant Pelham. [from the Mobile, Ala., register, May 20, 1894.] Jeb Stuart's boy artillerist from Alabama. How John Pelham, by his skill and courage, wrote his name high on the temple of fame. John Pelham. (by James R. Randall.) Just as the Spring came laughing throa the strife, With all her gorgeous cheer— In the glad April of historic life— Fell the great cannoneer. The wondrous lulling of a hero's breath His bleeding country weeps; Hushed—in th' alabaster arms of Death
were from Virginia and Maryland, but most of them were from Alabama.
From Talladega, Ala., near Pelham's home, went forty men under Lieutenant William McGregor, a gallant officer now living in Texas. One gun was manned by French Creoles from Mobile, Ala., who were called by Pelham the Napoleon Detachment.
They were gallant fellows, and invariably in battle the voices of these men could be heard above the roar of the guns singing the Marseillaise, that stirring song that roused the man of dest<