[for the Richmond Dispatch.]
complimentary resolutions to Brig. Gen. Ewell.
Camp near Union Mills, November 6, 1861.
At a meeting of the officers of the sixth Alabama Regiment, held on the evening of the sixth instant, for the purpose of considering the removal of Brigadier General Ewell
from the command of this brigade, on motion Col. J. J. Seibels
was called to the Chair and Lieut. D. B. Waddell
, after explaining the object of the meeting, appointed a committee of three, composed of the following named officers, to wit: Capt. J. F. Waddell
, Capt. Walter H. Weems
, and Capt. S. G. Hardaway
, to report resolutions for its consideration.
The committee, having retired, reported through their Chairman
, Capt. Waddell
, the following resolutions:
- Resolved. 1st.
That the unexpected removal of Gen. Ewell from this brigade has suddenly destroyed associations the most pleasant, which have existed for the last five months, during which we have been under his immediate command, and learned to appreciate the many noble qualities that characterize him as a gentleman and an officer.
- Resolved, 2d.
That while our duty as soldiers requires that we should yield unhesitating obedience to the policy of the Government, we cannot but regret the necessity that has led to the separation, and we sincerely wish our late Commander all the success he merits in the new position to which he has been assigned.
- Resolved, 3d.
That a copy of the proceedings of this meeting be prepared; that an officer be designated by its Chairman to hand them to Gen. Ewell, and that another copy be forwarded to the Richmond Dispatch for publication.
Before submitting these resolutions to the meeting, their Chairman
paid a just and feeling tribute to the character of our late commander
, as a gentleman, kind, courteous, and benevolent; and as an officer, prompt, ready, and efficient.
The resolutions were then unanimously adopted.
then, in accordance with the 3d resolution, requested the Chairman
of the Committee
to prepare the copies, as indicated, and appointed Captain
Walter H. Weems
to communicate with Gen. Ewell
in relation to the same.
On motion, the meeting then adjourned.
J. J. Seibels
Dr. B. Waddell, Sec'y.