Brigade Headquarters,Third Brigade Tennessee Volunteers. May 27th, 1862.
At a meeting of the officers of this Brigade, at Brigade Headquarters, on motion of Lieut. Col. Howard
, Brig. Gen. R. Hatton
was called to the Chair, and Captain Hickman Johnson
was appointed Secretary
The object of the meeting was announced to be the adoption of appropriate resolutions concerning the recent resignation of General Samuel R. Anderson
, of Tennessee
, as Brigadier
of this command: Whereupon the following were presented by Colonel Peter Turney
, and unanimously approved:
Whereas, Brig.-Gen. Samuel R. Anderson
, impelled by failing strength, and continued physical exhaustion, consequent upon an arduous campaign of more than eight months in Northwestern Virginia
, and more recently on the Peninsula
, has separated himself from as through a formal resignation of his commission: Therefore, be it.
That in this separation we are much pained, and in the expression of this sentiment we heartily represent that of the entire command.
That in him we had not only a capable, brave and chivalrous commander, ever prompt and fearless in the discharge of his duty, but a generous and devoted friend, ever anxious and careful for the comfort of his men Advanced in years, he had all the zeal, and — until broken down by disease (the result of long exposure)--all the energy and activity of youth.
That we join in the patriotic prayer of his farewell address for a speedy and successful termination of the unholy war which is being waged against us, and that we return to him the blessing he would bestow upon our own heads that he may be permitted to return to family and friends in a country no longer desecrated by an infamous foe.
That a copy of these proceedings be forwarded to Gen. Anderson
, and also published in the Richmond Dispatch
and Knoxville Register