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PRIVATE D. C. LOVE, OF MISSISSIPPI.
DAUGHTERS, OF THE CONFEDERACY.
D. C. Love, of
At the recent meeting of delegates at Nashville, Crawford,
Tenn., to consider amendments to the Constitution
who served patriotic
of the National Daughters of the Confederacy, such ally in the eleventh changes were made as will enable all Southern Mississippi Regi
women of merit to become members. In substance ment as a private, is they say: a typical representa
"All women shall be eligible for membership in tive of the men who
this Association who may be either widow, wife, “did the work” in
mother, sister, or lineal descendant of such men as Confederate service.
served in the Confederate Army, Navy, or Civil SerA friend sends this
vice, or of those women who, wherever they resided engraving with ex
during the war, gave personal aid to the cause."
National, as well as State, organization rests upon pressions of admiration in his career,
the subordinate Associations. There can be no in"fighting heroically
dividual membership in either. They merely repnot for glory, for
resent the subordinate and lower Associations. position and renown,
True, they have officers and committees, but they but for principle." ordinate Association.
must all be members in good standing of some subComrade Love was a graduate of Davidson College, N. C., and the Law School of Cumberland Univer
The first subdivision formed in a State under sity, at Lebanon, Tenn. The class was graduated
charter from the National Association becomes charin April, '61, that the young men might hasten to
ter or parent chapter, and in it is vested the power arms in the cause of the South.
to organize different subdivisions in their own State, At the second Manassas battle he captured in a
and all charters for subdivisions must emanate from long, hard struggle with the Seventh New York
them. When, say, three or more subdivisions have Zouaves, a much prized Sharp's rifle, and a full box
been formed, the parent chapter calls a meeting of of cartridges was secured. At Sharpsburg, in the
delegates from cach subdivision in her State, and firing of this fine gun forty shots at "point blank"
thus forms a State Association under commission range, the barrel was so heated as to blister his
from the National Association.
The Charter Association should report annually hands. He was wounded at Sharpsburg in the Wilderness, and severely at Hatcher's Run.
to the Secretary of the National Association, on Comrade Love has written a history of his com
blanks to be furnished by it, and they should also pany for the Columbus Dispatch. It comprises
be required to pay to the National Association antwenty-four closely written pages of foolscar.
nually, say, ten cents per capita for current expenses.
When a State Association is formed, the subordi
nate Associations should no longer report directly J. T. Lowry, Lynnville, Tenn.: The morning to the National Association, but to the State Assoafter the surrender of Fort Donelson the little town
ciation, making their returns to it just as they had Dover was almost devastated. Household goods of
previously done to the National. every description were scattered on the streets.
The President of each State Division shall be a While our Regiment, the Third Tennessee, was
Vice President of the National Daughters of the being marched to a transport, en route a northern
Confederacy; her rank to be determined by the date prison, I picked up a nice linen bosom shirt and of her election. All federations shall be under the put it in my knapsack. When we arrived at Camp management of their State Divisions. Douglas it was the only garment I had of a citi- The following were appointed as an Advisory zen's suit. Months afterward the balance of a suit
Committee to consider further changes and report at was secured, and one dark night in June, '62, I dis
the regular convention to be held at Nashville, Nocarded my threadbare gray and made my escape
vember 6, 1895, for further perfecting the organizathrough the magic influence of two dollars in silver,
tion: Miss Mary S. Lamar, Savannah, Ga.; Mrs. E. and finally reached home without being recaptured.
H. Parsley, Wilmington, N. C.; Mrs. R. A. Allison, I learned through comrades afterward that the pay
Jackson, Tenn.; Mrs. A. T. Smythe, Charleston, S. C. the guard received for permitting me to scale the fence in the rear of his beat was not enough for
CRISTMAS DINNER-RECALL THE CONTRAST.-The what he had to endure for the act. It was discov- Lee Camp Soldiers' Home, Richmond, had the folered that he had allowed me to make my escape and lowing bill of fare at their last Christmas dinner: he was court-martialed for the offense. The sen- Stewed oysters, roast turkey, cranberry sauce, tence of that court was that one side of his head be roast venison, currant jelly, roast shoat, apple sauce, shaved close, and that he then be drummed out of baked ham, wheat bread, corn bread. service.
Stewed tomatoes, sweet potatoes, Irish potatoes. The old linen shirt is still in my possession, and Mixed pickle, celery, cheese, crackers. the name of the owner, “J. T. Morgan," is still leg- Oranges, apples, bananas, nuts, raisins, confecible. Although the peaceable possession of the gar- tionery. ment for so long a period might annul his right to Mince pie, fruit cake, pound cake, currant cake, it, he can have ile half that contains his name. chocolate cake, sponge cake, tea, coffee, cigars.
PELIIAM AT FREDERICKSBURG.
CONFEDERATE HOME OF MISSOURI.
At the battle of Fredericksburg, December, 1862, The annual report of Superintendent of ConfedMajor John Pelham, Chief of Stuart's artillery, and erate Home of Missouri, at Higginsville, for 1894, is then only eighteen years old, with one Parrot gun delayed the Federal advance for an hour to give comrades in other States. This Home is supported
interesting, and notes from it will be of value to time for necessary manoeuvres, fighting his gun in the face of the concentrated fire from the entire by its friends, and not by State aid. The property Federal artillery, as well as the musketry fire from
is valued as follows: their assaulting column. His gunners in this me- Buildings...
$34,538 57 morable action were Mississippi Frenchmen, ard Furniture and house furnishing goods. 4,944 84 above the frightful din of battle could be heard the Improvements and repairs.
1.788 73 strains of their hymn, “The Marsellaise," sung by
Value of live stock on hind..
3,591 88 Value of farm products....
2,948 75 them as they worked their piece.
Value of fiumi machinery on hand. 519 90 Pelham's conduct on this occasion won the loftiest
The faurin, 362 acres, cost...
18,600.00 praise man has ever carned. Lee, watching him, said: “It is glorious to see such courage in one so
Total, December 31, 1894.
. *66,941 77 young!" Such words from such a inan!
The donations for the year are given in an exInto the hurtling storm of shell,
tended list. In it are mentioned seven organizations Into the gaping mouth of hell,
of Daughters of the Confederacy. The Kansas City Pelham the dautless dashed -
Daughters have taken a very active part for it, Out from the meager line of gray.
mentioniny especially liberal contributions for books. Out to the bloody fringe of fray,
The Librarian reports that the Woman's Exchange Where thousand thumilers crasheed
of St. Louis sent them 300 volumes, and the GlobeLashes to straining horses plied,
Democrat sent about 100 volumes recently. Nearly Cheers of defiance as they ride
every newspaper in Missouri has donated to it. Under the eyes of Lee.
The Missouri Pacific Railway has built a side
track and established a station for the Home. The Glorious sight to see!
average age of the eighty beneficiaries is over 63 Out of that bedlam freedom speaks
The Fifteenth Connecticut Regiment at New
Berne, N. C. The National Tribune:
During a large part of 1864 the Fifteenth Connect
icut Infantry was stationed at New Berne, N. C., What is that sound? 'Tis not a cheer
being the Provost Guard of the city. Its members There, yet again.-list! comrades, hear! Ilark, 'tis the hymn of France !
made a good impression upon the people, and many Rising the lofty anthem swells,
acts of kindness were passed between the regiment Over the din of countless hells
and the citizens. The yellow fever scourged the Freedoin defiance chants!
city and carried off many members of the regiment, Never was witnessed braver deed,
as well as citizens. Acts of reciprocal helpfulness Bringing of praise its richest meed,
greatly strengthened the friendly ties between solMaking a deathless name
diers and civilians. The survivors of the regiment “Courage sublime in one so young !"
decided to build a monument at New Berne to the 70 Words from the heart of Lee he wrung, Crown of immortal lame!
comrades who died there, and the State of Connect
A. SIXET MORTOX. icut gave them substantial assistance. It was erectSt. Paul, Minn.
ed, and on Nov. 14, 1895, a party of surviving veterans
arrived at New Berne to dedicate it. They were A pleasant party were on an excursion on the
headed by Col. Charles L. Upham, President of the Potomac, when a singer rendered "Jesus, lover of Fifteenth Connecticut Veteran Association, and my soul," to the comfort of every auditor. After
Senator (. H. Platt accompanied them to make the the singing he was interrogated by a fellow pas- dedicatory address. The citizens of New Berne, senger, who referred to the peculiar intonation of
headed by the city officials and the Confederate his voice, when it became the satisfactory conclusion Veteran Association, gave them a reception and a of both that the singer gave that same song when banquet, at which appropriate patriotic speeches a sentinel in the war, and the gentleman said to
The yankee veterans were the guests him, “That song saved your life-I heard you sing- of the city, and were treated with the greatest hosing, detected thereby where you were, and had my pitality. A great concourse turned out to witness gun well upon you when you began the lines,
the unveiling, and the people supplied a lavish *Cover my defenceless head
abundance of flowers. With the shadow of thy wing,' when I took down my gun; I couldn't pull the trig- J. E. Rucker, Temple, Texas: I wish to see the ger then." The singer recalled the particular occa- VETERAN as solid as the principles for which it sion, that he was inuch depressed that night and contends, and think every town in the South ought started the song which revived memories of home. io have a live agent.
ONE DOLLAR A YEAR.
And I confess that it is very easy for me to look at
it from two standpoints. From my standpoint as a 8. A. CUNNINGHAM, Editor and Prop'r, S. W. MEEK, Publisher.
Union Soldier, and as a Northern man, I look at it Ofice: 208 NORTH COLLEGE STREET, NASHVILLE, TENN.
and say to myself, “Why are these men thus honored?
But then, calm reason arises and This publication is the personal property of S. A. Cunningham. All persons who approve its principles, and realize its benefits as an organ for says, these men represented a tremendous unanimiAgeociations throughout the South, are requested to commend its patronage and to co-operate in extending it.
ty of sentiment in their section, and they died for
that sentiment. And all my life, without regard to SPIRIT OF SECTIONAL SENTIMENT. what quarter of the earth, or to what people it ap
plied, I have felt and maintained that those who do The VETERAN realizes the great responsibility of
not remember and honor their dead, especially if what it says, and it dares not express conviction they died fighting for them, should be regarded rashly, since it is so sincerely approved by so many only with centempt. thousands in the South, and as was never any pub- Many will differ with me. I cannot help that. lication before. It has declined to refer to pro- These are my honest sentiments. I never have contests by Sons of Grand Army Veterans against like cealed them, and never shall." organizations of Sons of Confederates. Then the The VETERAN will be diligent in establishing ugly language of certain newspapers against the
fraternal relations between real veterans. It earnrearing of Confederate monuments has been ignored. estly seeks the good of all sections, but principles
Seeking the views of brave men from the other are stronger than the government. There ought side, “Corporal” James Tanner, who represents
to be monuments in Washington to men of princiultra sentiment in behalf of Union Veterans, was ple and purity of character, regardless of sections in addressed. “Corporal” Tanner will be recalled as which they lived or their convictions about States' the Commissioner of Pensions, whose generosity to rights. ward his comrades lost to him that important posi
There is a namby pamby sentiment for conglomtion. He was criticised severely and abused by
merate mixture of the “blue and gray," putting many who would have felt differently if they had
the blue first, which has been carried to excess, and known how heroically he pleaded with citizens at a does not express the sentiment of heroes on either great mass meeting in New York, for the sole pur
side. This sentiment has been pressed by an elepose of providing a Confederate Home in Richmond. ment that would break down barriers as to honor of Both of his legs were shot off below the knees by a service and give opportunities for blending by those cannon ball. He has been tried in the fire.
who have not whorthy standing, North or South. His lettler is dated Washington, D. C., March
Dr. H. W. Manson, of Rockwall, Texas, calls at22, '95; and contains the following extracts:
tention to the fact that the managers at Houston “Your very kind note came duly to hand. I no
will provide for crippled veterans especially, and ticed the publication of protest by the Sons of Union Veterans in this city against the organization
that none with one leg need walk while there, unof Sons of Confederate Veterans. Like you, I was
less they wish to. He adds, "Please tell Tennes
seans that there will be a large delegation of old pained to see it, and deprecate controversy on these
Tennesseans, now Texans, at Houston." lines. I sincerely hope that the sons of the old •Johnny-Rebs' will, individually and collectively, The following incident is strictly historical. take all steps possible to assist the diseased and While Potter's raid was in progress through South shattered men who composed the armies of the Re- Carolina, near the close of the war in '65, a halt bellion. It seems to me that this is the proper and was made at one of the old homesteads on Cooper natural sentiment of the human heart.
River. Col. James C. Beecher, commanding the This comes as a consoling thought to me many a
thirty-fifth U. S. colored troops from Massachutime when, in my personal experience, the pain tears
setts, made the house his headquarters, and, to re
fresh himself and his officers, ordered some old wine me to pieces, and when I cannot help wishing that
taken on the march from the house of Dr. Sandford. the gunner, in the Rebel battery I faced at the Sec- Suspecting that the wine might have been “docond Bull Run, had sent the shot, which reached me, tored” for their benefit, he called the negro servant considerably higher, or not quite so high.
and asked him to drink of it to first see the effett. I note also what you say about the protest against The gentleman living there, seeing how he would
peril the life of the negro, and indignant at the rethe erection of Confederate monuments. Nothing Hection put upon Dr. Sanford, said: “I will show you or I can say or do will change the opinions of
that Southern men do no such things as you mankind in respect to these matters, I suppose. suspect,” and pouring out a glass, drank it himself.
"MARSE ROBERT IS ASLEEP."
Of the Tennessee comrades whose deaths occurred
recently, the honored names of Capt. Jasper Smiley The thirtieth anniversary of Lee's surrender and Col. James H. Lewis, members of the Bivouac (April 9, 1865) finds the character of the van
at Lewisburg, and Col. Thomas Boyers. Ex-Presi
dent of the Donelson Bivouac at Gallatin, are quished General a model to which all may refer
mentioned. Each deserves extended record heae. with approval. "His modesty was his highest vir
Capt. Smiley was in all respects a worthy man. tue," said a learned critic. Gen. Winfield Scott, Col. Lewis was a lawyer of distinction and one of Commander of the United States' armies, under the most public-spirited men in the State. He rewhom Lee served in Mexico, said, “He was the best
moved to Birmingham a year or so ago. soldier I ever saw in the field.”
Col. Boyers was a prominent character in Ton
nessee. He was founder of the Nashville American, When he surrendered the remnant of his army, the oldest journalist in his State, and occupied which had been invincible so many years, Gen. important positions in the Confederate army. His Meade, in conversation with him, asked how many last editorial wss "Plea against indecent journalism." men he had at Petersburg, when his lines were
Just a week after the large funeral of Col. Boyers broken, and when Lee replied “Forty thousand,”
there was another at Gallatin for Prof. A. M.
Burney, President of the Howard Female College. Mead said, “I am amazed, and could not believe it
Prof. Burney was one of the most ardent of Southif it were not you who said it.”
erners and a good man. When terms of capitulation were agreed upon, and the officer who had gone to take an inventory
Dr. W. M. Yandell, April 12, '95: John C. Brown of Lee's army, reported to Gen Grant, stating that
Camp, U. C. V., of Elpaso, Texas, was organized in
March, 1892. The annual election of officers is held there were 8,000 men for duty, 120 cannon, etc., on March 2nd, each year-Texas Independence Day. Grant refused to permit the firing of any salute of The camp observes the National Decoration Day. victory. In every way he showed his appreciation The officers this year are: Wyndham Kemp, Comof the heroism and long persistance of Gen. Lee.
mander; H. F. Stacey and H. H. Neill, Lieut. ComIn a tribute to his character, Rev. Dr. Henry maire, Quartermaster; A. L.' Justice, Surgeon; B.
manders; P. F. Edwards, Adjutant; Chas. LongueM. Field, who was reared in the Berkshire hills of E. Majors, Chaplain. New England, a born abolitionist, but who vener- The roster shows something over thirty active ates the memory of his "Black Mammy" as do members, several of them--Governor Thornton beSoutherners, visited Lexington, Va., and concludes
ing one-living in New Mexico. It was one of the
first camps to make the VETERAN its official organ. a tribute as follows: "As I took a last look at the recumbant statue, I
T. M. Church, Adjutant, Oakville, Texas, April
14, '95: Camp John Donaldson, U. C. V. 1895, held observed that its base bore no ephitaph; no words
their regular quarterly meeting on last Saturday. of praise were carved upon the stone. Only above After electing the VETERAN as the official organ it on the wall was the name Robert Edward Lee, for the Camp, it selected comrades C. C. Cox and R. with the two dates, Born January 19, 1807, Died
M. Miller as delegates to the Houston Reunion, Ben October 12, 1870.
E. Freasier and J. C. Wright as alternates, and That is all, but it is enough, for any eulogy would
Miss Clara Bell Church, Sponsor. The March VETbut detract from the spell of that single name:
ERAN is superb; the old log church at Shiloh looks
very natural as I saw it thirty-three years ago. My One of the few, the immortal names
company-A., Second Texas Infantry-- left sixteen That were not born to die.
brave comrades on that bloody field. Comrades: Receive and act upon this suggestion Louisiana Historical Association recently elected
D. S. Sullivan, Secretary, kindly writes that the before going to Houston. Call at a printing office the following officers and Board of Governors for in your town or city and ask the printer to do you a the year ending March 7th, '96: favor. Tell him to give you two or three cards,
President, Col. E. A. Palfrey; Vice Presidents, two by three, or four, inches, and toprint your name,
Wm. Laughlin, and Col. J. A. Chalaran; SecretaCompany and Regiment, in the war, on the top side, following comprise the Board of Governors:
ry, Treasurer, and Custodian, D. S. Sullivan. so it may be read distinctly above the hat band, and
Capt. L. A. Adam, John L. Blork, R. Fletcher, keep it in your hat at Houston. A choice copy of
A choice copy of Capt. J. T. Purvis, Col. W. R. Lyman. the VETERAN will be sent to every printer who will J. A. Holman, Comanche, Texas, March 13, 1865: do delegates this favor. It is unnecessary to add The surviving ex-Confederates of Comanche have brigade, division, etc. Don't fail to do this and
met and organized John Pelham Camp C. C. V.,
with sixty members. Elected officers, sent in our you will be gratified with the result.
dues to the National organization, and expect to be The next VETERAN will be forty pages or more
represented at Houston, May 23 to 24. J. T. Tun
nell was elected Commander, L. Young, First Comand the prospects are good for permanent enlarge- mander; J. Holman, Second Commander, and the ment. It will be distributed largely at the reunion. VETERAN was adopted as the official organ.
ed four years.
JOHN F. BLACK.
JOS. H. STEWART.
Stephen W. Jones, a native of in a Louisiana Guard Regiment, a private in First Maryland. In Norfolk, Va., was one of the first. and was paroled at Meridian, the next month he was elected a
He enlisted as a private at Miss., in '65, He was then First Second Lieutenant of another Warrenton, N. C., in April, 1861, Lieutenant in the Twenty-fifth Company. He was captured and was paroled at Greensboro, Lousiana Regiment, having serv- while on picket duty, and after N. C., in May, 1865, at which
He was the first being released was promoted and time he was Captain in the Forty- year on the Peninsula near York- appointed to the regular Army, sixth North Carolina Regiment. town, was in the seige and sur- c. S. A. He was paroled April He was in all the engagements of render of Vicksburg and later 30, '65, by Gen. Wilson, at Mahis command.
served at a Fort near Mobile. The VETERAN would do special honor to Com- pages from his own diary, and other authentic rades in the metropolis who organized, and have sources. A review of this work, "In Camp and in maintained the Confederate Veteran Camp of New Battle," may be expected later. York. It desires to give other notices hereafter. Capt. Edward Owen's career duing and since the The February number had a sketch of Col. A. G.
war will be read with pride by comrades. Dickinson, its valiant Commander, and it is per- He enlisted May, '61, for the war, in New Orleans mitted in this issue to furnish an interesting his- as First Sergeant of First Company Battalion, Washtoric sketch of his valuable services through Texas ington Artillery, of that city. He was engaged in during the war. How few of us knew of it!
more than thirty battles, some of which were Bull Capt. Edward Run, Second Manassas, Seven Pines, MechanicsOwen, was one of
ville, Gains' Mills, Frazer's Farm, Malvern Hill, the first of com
Wilcox Bluff, Rappahannock Station, Sharpsburg,
Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Drury's Bluff, Chickarades in the New York Camp to
hominy, and the siege of Petersburg for a whole take an interest in
year. He surrendered at Appamattox, C. H. He the VETERAN.
was promoted after the Battle of Bull Run to First His kindness there
Lieutenant for "gallantry and meritorious conduct was preceded by
on the field,” and later he was made Captain, which that of his broth
position he held at close of the war. er, the late Wm. In '63 Capt. Owen was detailed as acting Adjutant Miller Owen, of
for a short time on the staff of Col. J. B. Walton, Louisiana, who Chief of Artillery of the First Corps, Army of soon after the
Northern Virginia. VETERAN was es- He was wounded in the leg at Sharpsburg, in '62, tablished kindly and on the head in the battle of Drury's Bluff, in sent it a sketch of '64. He was captured, with his Battery during the
all the Confeder- battle of Chancellorsville, while defending Marye's EDWARD OWEN.
ate Monuments Heights, by Fredericksburg, May, '63, and was in New Orleans. W. Miller Owen, was Adjutant confined in Old Capitol prison at Washington for of the Washinton Artillery, New Orleans, and pub- two months, when a special exchange was arranged. lished a handsome ilustrated volume of nearly 500 After the war he went in cotton business in New