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.
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.
Davis, J. F.
Dulais, W. D.
Geddis, J. F.
Hanson, P. B.
Hawkins, H. W.
Hughes, J. A.
Kirksey, W. H.
Latham, J. B.
May, J. J.
Proctor, T. J.
Treat, F. W.
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.
June 11, 1850 - July 18, 1942
D. B. Gillison
A. J. Rimmerman
Co. K 14th SC
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
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.
Co. H. 2nd SC Regt.
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