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of the Daughters of the Confederacy, and reap
of the United States Army. Dr. Barnett, himself a pointed November 8, 1895, and empowered to put it
brave Confederate soldier, led in prayer. Mrs. Helen with its amendments into proper shape for printing, Plane, President of the Atlanta Chapter of D. of C., hereby certify this paper to be in every clause a
delivered an address of welcome to the National true copy of that passed on by the Convention of Order. November 8, 1895, with the exception of a few
MRS. PLANE'S ADDRESS OF WFLCOME. grammatical and clerical corrections made necessary by the amendments.
The comprehensive address of Mrs. C. Helen Plane,
MRS. WM. M. PARSLEY, Confederacy, will be read with universal admiration
and it will stir the deepest sentiments and most Atlanta, November 9, 1895.
sacred memories of all who lived and acted as did this venerable patriot, whose own hero went down in the strife. Deference to her demand causes the with holding of her own wonderful sacrifices.
Daughters of the Confederacy, Ladies and Gentlemen:
To appear before you to-day as a chosen repreDAUGHTERS
sentative of Southern women, to meet and greet you CONFEDERACY
on this glorious occasion, I deem the proudest mo
ment of my life! I do so with words of warmest by Mrs LK BEI
welcome, and feelings of intensest regard and affection.
I welcome you to Atlanta, this marvelous and beautiful peach blossom city of the South, which has opened its homes and hearts and arms to receive, welcome and honor us.
But what language can express the thousand thoughts that come surging through my soul at sight of this vast asseniblage? Who can tell the
majestic thrill that vibrates through each link of Gavel presented to the United Daughters of the
this adamantine cordon of sisterhood? Confederacy by Mrs. Raines; Vice-President. It is
"THE DAUGHTERS OF THE CONFEDERACY!" of elegantly polished hard wood cut from near Gen
Some few of us are time-worn survivors of that eral Lee's residence, Washington-Lee University, bloody struggle-many more have been born of and the broad silver band is handsomely engraved.
heroes who dared to die for it! We feel ourselves
welded heart to heart and hand to hand by a chain GEORGIA DIVISION.
of illustrious deeds and memories that can never On Friday morning, November 8, the Georgia fade. Chapters of Daughters of the Confederacy met in Glorious heritage! and we are worthy of it! We Atlanta for the purpose of forming a State Division. are to-day the living “out-put,” the precious and Representatives were present from the Charter polished gems from the fiery crucibles of war and Chapter in Savannah, from Augusta, Atlanta and adversity; many widows and orphans who, with a Covington.
patierce and fortitude unparalleled, have filled the Officers for this State Division were elected as places of dead heroes—and such heroes! follows: President-Mrs. C. Helen Plane, Atlanta; The ages that will roll in the future will but Vice-President-Mrs. L. H. Raines, Savannah; Cor- brighten the pages of history which bear the record responding Secretary-Mrs. John Ottley, Atlanta; of the civil and military leaders of that imperishaRecording Secretary and Treasurer-Mrs. Conyers, ble conflict. Covington. No other business of importance was
The boasted glories of ancient Greece and Rome, transacted.
and of more modern times, tell of no blood-bought
fields like ours. The heroic valor of Scotland's DAUGHTERS OF THE CONFEDERACY LAY, NOV. 9.
Robert of Bannockburn pales before that of our One of the largest and most enthusiastic audi- peerless commander-in-chief, Robert E. Lee. The ences which has yet assembled in the Auditorium of solid square of the Corsican's Old Guard on that the Cotton States and International Exposition, as- fearful and fatal field of Waterloo, stood not more sembled on the morning of Nov. 9, to do honor to that invincible in the face of death than ever stood our Storm-cradled nation that fell, and to aid in the ded- Christian hero, Stonewall Jackson. ication of the exhibit of Confederate relics, that The memorable pass of Thermopylæ was not more commemorate so touchingly the flag which now heroically defended than were the rock-girt hills of Has not a hand to wave it,
Missionary Ridge by our own Leonidas of TennesAnd the heroes who knew how to die to save it. see. The Fabian policy of brave Joseph E. JohnsThe exercises were opened by "Maryland, My ton in his masterly retreat in Georgia, before overMaryland," played by the Fifth Infantry Band, whelming numbers, was well worthy the military which was the gift for the occasion of Col. Kellogg, genius of the successful rival of Hannibal. Marcellus lived again in Alabama's brave and beautiful Father Ryan has embalmed, and laid it away lovboy, John Pelham. The success of Shiloh's bloody ingly, as does the mother her dead infant's last field was ours, the day was won, Victory was worn robe! There let it rest. perching her gory wings on our standard, when the
To-day, this precious commemorative day of the fatal shot that took the life blood of dauntless
immortal past, thank Heaven, gleams upon us with Albert Sidney Johnston, snatched it from us and the rainbow promise of prosperity in the future. gave it to the enemy.
The god of battles who stilled the roar of canNor can I, on the sacred soil of Georgia, refrain a
non has revived the roar of machinery in the land, passing tribute to one of her sons, beloved in Ala
the sword is laid down, and the pruning hook taken bama as in his native state; one who perished in the
up—the war steed no longer “Smelleth the battle flower of his manhood, a sacrifice at Port Gibson; from afar,” but has given place to the patient beasts I allude to General Tracy. Receiving the fatal order
of the furrow, and white-winged Peace, once afto charge the enemy, he buckled on his armor, and
frighted from our borders, again hovers in reposerepeating to the comrade by his side the sad but ap
ful security over them. propriate words of the Latin poet,
The stars and stripes, immortalized by gifted "Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori,"
Key, flutter and float on land and sea, and we saintrepidly rode to his death as rode the Three Hun- lute them! dred! Gallant Lyt. Tracy!
We have accepted the situation gracefully if not But the instances of personal bravery and incred- graciously, and are loyal if not loving subjects of ible daring are countless; they fill the world's eye our common country, the grandest Republic the and challenge its admiration. The roll of honor is world has ever seen. interminable; its cherished names crowd the tem- That it may never be again subjected to the ple of fame. In its carved niches stand for all time "bloody arbitrament of the sword,” but bloom and the proud but pallid forms of Forrest, Stuart, Beau- bourgeon as the rose through coming ages is my regard, Hood, Hardee, Hindman, Bragg, and the heartfelt prayer not only for ourselves, but posterity, gallant Hills, Morgan, Magruder, Ewell, Early, Pickett, Price, Harvey, fearless Wheat of Zouave
RESPONSE OF MRS. M. C. GOODLETT. memory, Pike, Elzy, Pendleton, Wilcox, Wise,
In her address, Mrs. M. C. Goodlett, who had the Withers, dashing Van Dorn, Bee, Bartow, and the
honor of being first President of the general organnoble Lamar and Cobbs of this Empire State, ization, made a strong appeal for coöperation from Marmaduke, and Breckinridge, Gustavus, and lova
all the States. ble Edmund Kirby-Smith, who has so lately joined
She paid the illustrious band! “When can their glory fade?".
fine tribute From the billowy shores of the historic Potomac,
to Georgia where sleeps the hallowed ashes of our loved Presi
in rebuilding dent, to the thousand mounds of those who fell in
so beautifulfight or perished in prison walls, this once desolated
ly after SherSouthland is now, and will forever remain, alike,
man's “Vanthe Mausoleum and the Mecca of patriots. The
dalism" thirundying nimbus of glory shining from each lowly
ty years ago, but loved mound, will expire only when the light of
when his arthe God of Day goes out, and it is our precious priv
my like a cyilege to hallow and worship it. It is more dear to
clone carried us than was the sacred fire to the Vestal Virgin.
ruin and desLet us keep it burning!
truction in its We are in part the sentinels guarding the bivouac
wake. In of the dead. "We are the true chroniclers of their
Sherman's valor. Our deeds and their precious memories must
own lanbe kept perennial in the hearts of our children.
guage he left "When spring with dewy fingers cold
a "clean Returns to deck their hallowed mould,”
field.” Let each one bear their wealth of flowers and strew
MRS. M, C. GOODLETT, them with a loving hand. The laurels they won
lett said that
The retiring President, and the first President Nationmust never fade. Their trophies and mementoes al, now United Daughters of the Confederacy.
within the must be gathered and garnered in the museum ar
year twenty propriated for them and given into our keeping:
Chapters have been chartered in Tennessee, GeorThe banner they bore through field and flood gia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, must remain a sacred thing when every shred has Maryland, Texas, Kentucky and in Washington mouldered to dust! Never can we forget that,
City, while so many others are being organized that “Four stormy years we saw it flung
a network of them will soon be formed throughout Like meteors in the sky,
the South. And heroes, such as Homer sung,
"We want Legislatures to make appropriations to Followed it to die!"
build or procure homes for our disabled homeless But that banner is now furled, never to kiss the Confederate soldiers and to maintain them." She breeze again! The tender heart and poetic pen of pointed to her own State with pride to show what
had been accomplished, and gave a description of its Free to live on and learn to suffer wrong, Confederate soldier's home.
Nor vengeance seek, nor feel ignoble fear;
Free to see truly and to grandly bear, She described the thrilling times of the war, and And grow thro' suffe-ring strong. what even young girls did for the soldiers. And Mother of Men! we gather round thy grave, she established for the women of the South that And pledge ihy pure name ne'er shall be belied; they were very important factors in the war. “As
A martyr thou hast lived, a martyr died,
The South's best self to save. farmers, merchants, shoemakers, tailors, smuyglers.” She described how women in the war would
Yes, we will bury thee with pomp and pride, carry smuggled goods two to three hundred miles
And leave thee sleeping in thy sacred shroud:
Fur ww behold thee far above the cloud, on horseback, smuggling medicines and other sup
Transfigured, glorifird! plies to Southern hospitals. Young girls would Sound we a pran, i hen, and not a knell, pilot Confederate scouts through the enemy's lines
Siny we a Jubilate not a dirge; at some unguarded point, while older ones would
For lo! the South holds Victory's noblest vergel
God is in Heaven! All's well! go boldly into prisons and bribe the guards to let out some beloved Confederate. She showed how Then Mrs. Virginia Clay Clopton, perhaps the great the mistake was by the Northern people who be- most famous woman of the Confederacy, individulieved our women were "weak, dependent creatures, ally, read a paper amid deafening applause. who would keep their husbands and sons at home
(Mrs. Clopton's paper to come.) to protect them.” She declared that a history of Southern women
The whole audience rose and waved their handfrom '61 to '65 would be far more interesting and
kerchiefs as the boys in blue, once our enemies, now
our friends, burst into the familiar strains of Dixie,” thrilling than all the sensational novels sent from the North. She emphasized the importance of a
The oration of Dr. J. S. Hopkins, a soldier, a
scholar and a divine, was a fitting crown for a perhistory of Southern women not only during, but since the war. The sacrifice of the South was not
fect day. made in vain, for it created respect not only of the
(Dr. Hopkins' address to come.) Northern people but of the whole world.
The most phlegmatic soul could scarcely fail to The address would make a splendid Chapter in have been moved when the great audience, that to the best of histories.
an individual had “sworn so madly that their dear Enthusiasm and depth of feeling reached a climax flag should ever wave," rose and waved their handwhen Miss Nellie Knight, of Alabama, gave a most
kerchiefs when the band gave our great national dramatic and thrilling rendering of that inspired hymn, and this honor to the Star Spangled Bancry of a fallen nation, Father Ryan's “Conquered
ner," proved that we were again, at heart, one peoBanner.” The copy of the song she used was itself
ple and one nation, with one God, one heart and a relic, tattered, worn and marked with tears, and the one flag song itself is undying, for not a dry eye in the audi
All in all, the occasion will long be kept green in ence looked into the gray ones of the singer as she
the memories of all who were with us, as a day full uttered the wonderful words. As an encore she
of sweet and tender memories, with no taint of ransang our dear old “Suwanee River."
cor or bitterness. Mr. Lucien L. Knight gave a beautiful rendition
Such occasions teach the salutary lesson that the of an ode, written for the occasion by Mrs. Clara
heart which does not thrill responsive to the heroism
of the brave men who wore the gray, are not the Dargan McLean, a heroine of the seige of Fort Sumter.
stuff of which patriots are made, and are too craven
to ever be truly loyal to any country or any flag. MRS. MACLEAN'S ODE. Mother of inen! thou liest in solemn state
Mr. John K. Ottley, of Atlanta, Secretary of the Upon the bier of many faithful hearts,
Georgia Division, did her part so well as to justify All mute and cold, pierced thru' with many darts, A queen discrowned by Fale.
a finer presentation of the proceeding3 and of the Bring here the frankincense of loyal row's,
cause than the Veteran exhibits, but this official And myrrh. the meed of grief too deep for tears, The precious spice of love, t' embalm thro’years, organ will never tire in their service. And gold for royal brows.
The United Daughters of the Confederacy give We shall not wake thee from thy dreamless sleep,
promise of a strong organization and great usefulWith inurmuring innan disturb ihy.leep repose;
ness. The president and other officers appreciate No blatant tongue shall travesty thy woes,
the high honors paid them. They are impressed As silent here we weep.
with the good that may come by their general coYet we reinember! Aye, nor can forget,
operation and, the United Confederate Veterans, of Those deeds of splendor, those heroic days, When thy l-al sons rode forth thro' bloody ways
715 Camps and more to follow, may expect a co-opWhere Death and Honor inet
eration very soon that will show the women of the
South, as of old, fully alive to the noble needs al( dream of glory past! Of high resolve, To reach the world how brave it is to dare,
ready appealing to them. And daring, do—tho'custing lives so rare,
There is much regret at the loss of a history of A nation to evolve.
the Daughters of the Confederacy in Virginia, as Roll drums, and sound across the utmost sea!
well as furtlier delay of report about the Texas Blow buigles. in one long majestic strain! Tho'she is dead, she dieth not in vain,
Daughters and the progress of their work in buildWhose death hath made us free.
ing a monument at Dallas, caused by sickness.
A GALLANT NORTH CAROLINIAN.
A CAPABLE SURGEON, A TRUE FRIEND.
Gen. Wm. L. DeRosset, Wilmington, N. C.,
Dr. Samuel M. Thompson, of Shelbyville, who writes of Col. Parsley, whose widow is so zealous in
was Surgeon of the Forty-First Tennessee Regithe cause of the Daughters of the Confederacy. ment, died at his home last May. An excellent My old friend and comrade, William M. Parsley was one of four sons of a prominent citizen of this town, who did much towards equipping companies organized here. He went into service as Captain of Company F. Third North Carolina Infantry, was several times wounded but not seriously, and gradually rose by promotion to he Lieutenant Colonel of his Regiment. He was killed the day before the surrender at Appoinattox. After peace was declared his remains were brought home and lie in our beautiful Oakdale Cemetery. It was on the occasion of a meeting of his brother officers for the purpose of arranging to receive the remains, that it was determined to perfect a permanent organization of the officers, and hence grew the Association of Officers of that regiment, later, after admitting the enlisted men, known as the Third North Carolina Infantry Association, and it is doubtless the oldest organization of the kind in the United States. They have met every year, regularly, on May 16th, since ld66.
Col. Parsley was particularly careful as to the comfort of hi- men, and was beloved by them, and always enjoyed the esteem of his brother officers.
Mrs. Parsley has always been one of the most devoted members of the Ladies Memorial Association, and earnest in her endeavor to organize the Sons of Veterans.
DR. SAJUEL MIUS THOJPSOX.
photo engraving was made at the time, with the in
it was deferred. A communication of much imporWhen, in October, 1861, a Tennessee lad volun tance had been expected from him. He had exteered to go and fight for “Dixie's" land, he had his pressed his anxiety and determination to write it
first picture taken. The am but was called to Florida to attend a son through a
Hindman, as surgeon. And subsequently he was The lad was ambitious for transferred to the Forty-First Tennessee, and will
prominence, and as he could be remembered with pride and gratitude by memnot wear stars, he procured a girl's belt buckle and bers of that gallant command until the last man so ornamented the standing collar of his butternut shall have lost his life. uniform. The picture showed his dirk and pistol After the war Dr. Thompson practiced medicine buckled on, but the fact must be told as the space and surgery in his native state. He was magnetic given the defective print takes away even the outline. and generous in an eminent degree, and his faith
The face is not as smooth now, but the hair, never fulness as a friend was unceasing and untiring. black nor red, has not yet any gray. If the defects had been known before, the fancy to have it en OUR OIDEST VETERAN.-An exchange states that grived, the vanity of boyhood days, would not be North Carolina has a Confederate veteran, Elijah so conspicuous in the Veteran now.
Walker, now 101 years old. When he enlisted in It was a familiar face in the Forty-first Tennessee the great war he was 67. He fought all through Regiment, and at the last great roll call when those the war and was severely wounded several times, who suffered together are reassembled, this member having been shot in both hands, which latter shall hope to hear the name of the editor of the wounds partly disabled him. As long as he could Veteran, and to answer “Here!"
support himself he would take no State pension.
GENERAL THOMAS N. WAUL.
he so distinguished himself that he was given th
command of Walker's division, after Gen. Walke! Gen. Thomas Neville Waul, of Texas, is a native was wounded, and later of all the troops in tha of South Carolina, born near Statesburg, January 5,
In the battle of Saline, or Jenkins Ferry, 1813, and was an only child. His mother died hard fought in the mud with muskets and bayonets, when he was an infant. His grandfathers on both it being impossible to use artillery, two Texas Gensides were soldiers of the Revolution.
erals were killed, and Gen. Waul, the other, was severely wounded.
After the war, Gen. Waul having lost his property along with his people, he resumed the practice of law. He served as a member of the Constitutional Convention of Texas, but has refrained from political life, except in a few instances. His merits for Commander of the Trans-Mississippi Department of United Confederate Veterans were pressed with great zeal at Houston.
In a personal letter, dated Neyland, Texas, Nov. 12th, enclosing photograph, Gen. Waul states: •According to promise, I enclose you photograph taken a year since in my preserved uniform, the coat has been so well cared for by my good wife, that she would be entitled a premiun at any •Dress Parade' of Confederate survivors."
SOUTH CAROLINA REUNION.
Of the interesting and important events that should be in this VETERAN is a report of the grand gathering at Columbia of the United Confederate Veterans of South Carolina.
An important feature, of which official notice has been given, was the election of Gen. H. L. Farley, historian for the State Division. General Walker issued an official order in regard to it:
Resolved. That the General commanding the South Carolina Division of United Confederate Veterans, do appoint a historian of this Division, who shall in turn appoint Brigade historians, to be aided by selected Regimental and Battalion historians, whose
duty it shall be to collect all the facts and incidents The death of his father, his own ill health and connected with South Carolina troops in the Army straitened circumstances induced young Waul to of the Confederacy to be preserved for the use of eave the South Carolina College before graduat- this Division by the Division historian. That at ng. He declined to take any part of the small each meeting all comrades be invited to read such atrimony, giving all to his stepmother. He went recollections as they may prepare. Adjutant Genwest on horseback, stopping at Florence, Ala., eral Holmes writes additional to Gen. Farley: It where h e, at the age of seventeen, was made princi- affords the writer-who having served with you in pal of a school. At the end of a year, with strong war, worked with you in peace, and knows your credentials, he went on to Vicksburg, Miss., where worth-pleasure to extend this order. he met S. S. Prentiss. The two became fast friends, On motion of Comrade Holmes and seconded by and young Waul studied law in his office. He Capt. Geo. B. Lake, of Edgefield, the following premade such progress in the law that he was licensed amble and resolution were unanimously passed: to practice before the Supreme Court of his State "Whereas, The CONFEDERATE VETERAN, edited while yet a minor. He resided afterward at Yazoo by Comrade S. A. Cunningham, of Nashville. City, and then at Grenada, where he married Miss Tenn., has proven its worth to the United ConfederMary Simmons, of Georgia. He succeeded in the ate Veterans and ali kindred associations, in matelaw a nd became active in politics. He was elected to rially preserving the truths of history for the Conto the first Confederate Congress from Texas, but federate side, in the war between the States, and is declined a re-election, having determined to go in most deserving of our upholding. Be it the field. He then raised “Waul's Legion" of Resolved, That we adopt the CONFEDERATE Vet2,000 men.
ERAN as the official organ of the South Carolina DiIn the seige of Vicksburg, Col. Waul won promo vision United Confederate Veterans, and suggest to tion, and was made Brig.-Gen., after his exchange. all veterans to become subscribers." n the battles of Mansfield and Pleasant Hill, La., JAMES G. HOLMES, Adg't Gen. and Chief of Staff.