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RE-UNION OF UNITED CONFEDERATE VETERANS, 1IOUSTON, TEXAS, MAY 22, 23, 24, 1895. The Re-union Association, of Houston, Texas, through W. A. Childress, its General Manager, writes the Vet.

eran that Gen. W. L. Cabell, to whom had been referred the fixing of the date for the re-union, has named

May 22, 23, and 24, as the time, and that the Association has concurred in the same. We will see to the people after they get here. We have every reason to believe that the railroads will give us

low rates from beyond the Mississippi, while the Texas roads have done all we could ask. We anticipate a great gathering and a good time,-Grand Encampment Meeting State Guard May 20-24.

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Scene in Chickamauga Park.
This view is at the angle or left of Thomas' Line on Sunday, September 20th, occupied by King's Brigade of Regulars, in front of
which Breckinridge and Cleburne fought on Sunday, and near which Generals Helm and Deshler

and Colonel Colquitt were killed. See page 4.

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Nos. 208 and 210 Union Street,

ovo Defy competition in Quantity, Quality, Style, and Price of





131 GAY ST.,

KNOXVILLE, TENN., proposes to sell to the readers of the VETERAN & watch of any description at wholesale price, which means 50 per cent. less than they can be bought from any re

tail dealer. Such an offer is not I made every day.and you may not

ineet with ihis opportunity again, so do not delay. but rend at once for price list. Every watch war. ranted as represented, and will be sent to any address, C. 0. D., with privilege of examining before payirg.

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Confederate Veteran


Published Monthly in the Interest of Confederate Veterans and Kindred Topics.




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Advertisements: Two dollars per inch one time, or $20 a year, except

By a constitutional amendment the State of Texas last page. One page, one time, special, $40. Discount: Half year, one issue; one year, two issues. This is an increase on the former rate. may expend as much as $100,000 annually for ConContributers will please be dilligent to abbreviate. The space is too

federate soldiere and sailors who were injured in the important for anything that has not special merit. The date to a subscription is always given to the month before it ends.

It may be assumed that the Commissioners in For instance, if the VETERAN be ordered to begin with January, the date on

charge will not allow imposition. mail list will be December, and the subscriber is entitled to that number.

Nichol & Holliday, Eastern Advertising managers, Atlanta, Ga.
Entered at the postoffice, Nashville, Tenn., as second-class matter. W. M. McAlister, of Warm Springs, Va., on .

recent visit to the VETERAN reported new Camps: Though men deserve, they may not win success. The brave will honor the brave, vanquished none the less.

In August, 1894, he helped to organize Bath Camp of Confederate Veterans with an enrollment of nearly

two hundred members. Mr. McAlister was elected This VETERAN is printed under disadvantages that Commander, and Mr. Geo. Mustoe, Adjutant. Then may not be expected hereafter. Change in the color in October he assisted in organizing a Camp in of title ink seems necessary because of the large Pocahontas County, W. Va., with a membership, of editions. Let every friend be diligent in advancing about 150. Col. A. C. L. Gatewood was elected

Commander. He reported an arrangement to organits interests and the results will be satisfactory.

ize another Camp at Covington, Alleghany County,

Va., on the 8th of January, County Court day. At going to press time, report comes of an interesting and profitable meeting of the United Confederate Veterans of Arkansas, held in the Capital

The Edgefield, S. C., Chronicle reports the largest building at Little Rock. An account of it is secured

and most enthusiastic meeting ever held by the Abner for the next issue. The VETERAN was adopted as

Perrin Camp, and the annual election of officers, in their official organ.

which Capt. Geo. B. Lake was chosen Commander, S. L. Ready, W. S. Allen, and M. Lott, were made

Lieut. Commanders, and R. S. Anderson, Adjutant. A correspondent in Alabama criticises the VETERAN

Provision was made for sons to become members for mentioning the "Battle of Pittsburg Landing."

of that Camp, until they could organize for themPittsburg Landing and Shiloh, Manassas and Bul! Run, Antietam and Sharpsburg are confusing terms

selves. Capt. Lake in responding to the honor con

ferred upon being elected chief officer, said: "I to young people, and the VETERAN suggests the

deem it greater honor to be chosen Commander of propriety of the reconciliation of these and many this Camp of old soldiers, than to be elected Goverother confusing names of battles. Of course it is nor of South Carolina.” Severe condemnatiou was something that will require concession from both expressed of a published suggestion that decrepid sides. Who will submit a remedy?

Confederate soldiers might be provided for in the

county poorhouse. Hon. S. D. McCormick, of Henderson, Ky., whose article on the "War of Secession” was in November burg, Texas, in the October Veteran, a correction

In a communication from Levi Perryman, ForestVETERAN, replies to editorial note at the bottom of

is due as to name of Regiment, which should be article, and says: "I cannot accept your suggestion, Hawpes' instead of Hipp's. War Against Secession. From the standpoint of the Union the Civil War was a 'War Against Secession,' The National Tribune at Washington, D. C., states while from the Southeru standpoint it was a 'War that Geo. H. Stone. Co. K. 8th, Iowa Cav. Marion, for Secession;' but from the standpoint of North and

Iowa, has a large Silver Medal, found in the State of South it was a 'War of Secession. You will observe

Alabama during the war which the owner can have

on satisfactory proof. The medal bears the name of that 'War of Secession' is broader and fills the full Charles E. Galliher of Palmetto Regiment, S. C., on measure of a descriptive title.'

reverse side, several Mexican war Battles.


Dr. Blair, Chaplain, concluded the service with prayer.

Col. Clark and Mr. Isaac Litton, whose death was Confederate Comradeship sustained sad loss in the reported in the last VETERAŃ, were the First and death of Col. William Logan Clarke. It occurred at

Second Vice Presidents respectively of the Frank Nashville, January 19th. Col. Clark was widely Cheatham Bivouac. known and popular. A native Kentuckian, he served

Col. Clarke as a business man was hardly second in the Orphan brigade, and commanded, much of the to his career as a soldier. For some years after the time, the Sixth Regiment. He distinguished him

war he was associated with the venerable J. S. Lithself at Shiloh, at Vicksburg and at Baton Rouge. In gow in Louisville, and subsequently took an important the latter he was severely wounded. He left a sick place with the largest manufacturing establishment in bed to make the fight at Murfreesboro, and was com Tennessee, if not in the South. He procured and held plimented in orders by Colonels Lewis, Cofer, and the ardent devotion of his business associates. Gen. Gibson. At "Rocky Face,” at Dalton, and at His patriotic zeal for the great cause of the Resaca, he was a hero with his men. On the morn

VETERAN was unceasing. The first speech ever
reported in it was by him. It was to his old Brigade,
at Hansons, and this is the concluding sentence.
"If I had nothing else to bequath my children, my
service and connection with this old brigade would
be a sufficient heritage."

In one of the darkest days of the VETERAN at & reunion of Kentuckians in Versailles, Col. Clark and Rev. Jno. R. Deering were of its most heroic advocates, and it will honor both to the Judgment Day.



The following remarkable sketch is by a gentleman whose statements on any subject are believed implicitly, and hence this sketch should be preserved as one of the most remarkable events of the war. The author deplores that he can't recall the name of the family whose daughter was such a heroine:

In front of Petersburg, in the early spring of 1865, every soldier of average intelligence knew that Gen. Lee was only waiting for the end to come, and wondering how the new born Confederacy was to die. But we were certain that it would “die game.”

One evening late in March, Gen. A. P. Hill sent for me and said his impressions were that Grant was preparing for a general forward movement, and that Gen. Lee should have accurate information as to his movement., He desired me to take as many men as I thought I would need, and get inside the enemy's

lines as soon as we could, obtain all possible informaing of day that the Dallas battle took place, while tion, returning one man at a time as we gained it, lying down, after a nights command of Brigade skirm and that I must get information regardless of danger. is bers, his left arm was shattered.

Early next morning, with three companions, I had Col. Clarke was of the best families in Kentucky, reached a point in rear of Grant's vast army where and was closely intimate with Gen. Ben Hardin we could conceal ourselves during the day. My hope Helm. He married a dąughter of Maj. Thomas was that the next night we could reach a place near Helm of Glasgow, Ky. His wife and six children Cabin Point where we thought we could certainly get survive him.

in through the enemy's picket lines. The funeral was conducted by Rev. R. C. Reed, During frequent scouts in that direction I had bepastor of the Woodland Street Presbyterian Church, come acquainted with a family (the head of which of which he was an efficient member, by Elder R. was in the army), consisting of mother, two daugh. Lin Cave who was a many times wounded comrade, ters aged about twenty and eighteen, and a son about and Rev. J. H. McNeilly, whose experience as a Con twelve years. They were poor but intensely South. federate has had prominence in the VETERAN. The ern. Their humble log cabin was always open with services were pathetic and worthy the occasion. genuine Virginia hospitality, and especially to a sol.

At the burial, Gen. W. H. Jackson read the service dier in gray. We had often used the boy, by sending after a brief, appropriate mention that after the last him inside the Federal lines with a basket of pies, for burial by the Bivouac, that of comrade Dr. N. D. Rich which he would ask a dollar each. We priced them ardson a few weeks before, Colonel Clarke read parts of high to prevent his selling out too soon. He was a the service to his son Walter, as he wanted to impress very remarkable boy, and soon “caught on" so he him with its beauty and appropriateness. Rev. could go all through the army. Those old-fashioned,

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