[for the Richmond Dispatch.]
Tribute of respect.
Camp Ashland, June 24, 1861.
At a meeting of Lunenburg Troop at Camp Ashland on the evening of the 24th day of June, 1861, Captain Wm. H. Hatchett
was called to the Chair, and O. M. Smith
Dr. Wm. Pasmore
then arose, and in a few appropriate and touching remarks explained the object of the meeting and moved that a committee be appointed to draft a preamble and resolutions expressive of our feelings with regard to the death of our esteemed brother Trooper, Jno. A. Winn
The Chair then appointed Dr. Wm. Pasmore
, O. M. Smith
and Waddy Street a committee, who in a few minutes returned and reported the following preamble and resolutions, which were unanimously adopted:
it has pleased an all-just and wise Being to remove by death from our ranks John A. Winn
, an honored and esteemed member of the Lunenburg Troop
, who so patriotically responded to the call of Virginia
in this her hour of trial, who was stricken down on his way to this place, and after a short illness breathed his last at the residence of John S. Bolling
, of Amelia
, whose patriotism and hospitality our brother-in-arms shared until his death: We, the Lunenburg Troop
, therefore, as an attestation of the respect and esteem we bear to the memory and qualities of our companion and friend--
- 1st. Resolve, That we learn with deep and heartfelt regret the death of John A. Winn, our brave and virtuous companion, and especially under the painful and peculiar circumstances of his death; but bow in humble submission to the decree of Him who doeth all things well.
- 2d. Resolved, That each and every member of this Troop wear black crape on his left arm and on his sword hilt for a period of three days.
- 3d. Resolved, That a copy of these proceedings be sent to his parents, as an expression of our sorrow and sympathy in the loss they sustain in the death of so noble and patriotic a son.
- 4th. Resolved, That the thanks of this Troop be tendered to Mr. John S. Bolling, of Amelia, for the generous kindness and hospitality which was so nobly extended to our lamented brother during his illness at his house.
- 5th. Resolved, That a copy of the above preamble and resolutions be sent to the Clerk of Lunenburg county, with the request that he shall read them at the next County Court.
- 6th. Resolved, That the proceedings of this meeting be published in the Richmond and Petersburg papers
- 7th. Resolved, That the funeral expenses of John A. Winn be paid by the Lunenburg Troop.
On motion, the meeting adjourned.
. H. Hatchett
O. M. Smith, Sec'y.