The South Carolina Secessionist
Dateline Week of April 27th

News from the Front


All is relatively quiet in Charleston following the recent engagement at Fort Sumter. Meanwhile all is abuzz at Camp Butler in Edgefield County (now Aiken County near Montmorenci and not far distant from Shaw's Creek) as men stream in from all around the state. Elections of officers are being held and companies of men are forming and drilling every day for the anticipated upcoming confrontation. Our emmissaries to Washington have been repulsed by Mr. Lincoln and the authorities of the United States government, claiming that they have no power or authority to treat with them other than as private citizens. Word has come that Virginia also ratified an Ordnance of Secession on the 17th of this month, joining us in our stand for our rights.


The 14th SC Volunteer Infantry Regiment who have been involved in guarding the line from Savannah to Charleston, was ordered to Virginia on 22 APR. This regiment is under the command of Col. James Jones, Lieutenant-Governor Samuel McGowan, and Major. W. D. Simpson.

Just today, the 27th, a skirmish was reported at Murray's Inlet between our forces and certain federal forces. Details will be provided in next week's paper as they become available.


All was quiet this week around the state, as was news from the front. Many men are returning to the front following furloughs home to help with the spring planting.


All was quiet this week around the state. There was no new news from the front.


There was a skirmish reported at Statesburg on the 19th. Troops continue to stream south into South Carolina following the release of Lee's Army at Appomattox. Many of these men are starving and citizens of the state are requested as much as possible to aid these men on their way.


The turn-out yesterday for the Confederate Memorial Day parade and Memorial Service in Augusta was dis-heartening. In spite of the low attendance, your author found this to be a most heartening ceremony. I discovered the graves of 26 South Carolina men who died during the war in the Magnolia Cemetery in Augusta, GA and 11 others who survived the war. Their names are listed below.

In memory of their service to the Confederate States of America and to South Carolina:

These men were from South Carolina, died during the war, and are buried in the Magnolia Cemetery at Augusta, GA. Although no dates are given, most of these men probably died in the spring of 1864 when Augusta served as a hospital following the battle of Atlanta. Some 325 other confederate graves are in this section and approx. 30 Union soldiers are buried nearby.

Bailey, J. F.
Bailie, J. C.
Brasington, Wm.
Coleman, T.
Criswell, T.
Davis, J. F.
Dulais, W. D.
Geddis, J. F.
Hanson, P. B.
Hawkins, H. W.
Hughes, J. A.
Kirksey, W. H.
Latham, J. B.
Latkins, M.
Lee, N.
Lunny, J.
May, J. J.
Morris, W.
Murphy, Wm.
Parker, W.
Proctor, T. J.
Rollen, J.
Scott, D.
Treat, F. W.
Wells, D.
While, S. O. L.

The following men from South Carolina survived the war and are buried in Magnolia Cemetery, Augusta. GA.

John Henry Meyer
April 26, 1840 - Oct. 12, 1921
Co. G. 3rd Reft. SC Cavalry C. S. A.
His Wife
Emma Ludeken
June 11, 1850 - July 18, 1942

D. B. Gillison
3rd SC

A. J. Rimmerman
Co. K 14th SC

Jasper Toole
14th SC Vol.

Wm. M. Harden
1st Ga. Regulars
(from Barnwell, SC, but served in a Georgia regiment)

Charles H. Harrison
7th SC Vol.

Wallace I. Delph
Capt. Co. F 1st Regt. S. C. V.
Died May 2, 1902
Aged 58 years

Henry Joseph Lamb
Co. E 10 Bn
SC Inf.
C. S. A.
Nov 28, 1844
April 27, 1932

M. H. McElmurray
Co. A 1st Vol. SC Arty.
E. P. Walker
Sergt. 7th SC Batt.

Jim Darlington
Co. H. 2nd SC Regt.

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