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and respect goes out to the brave men who, in the presence of death, served his guns, and on more than one occasion turned defeat into victory, and by this matchless courage won for him the stars he wore and praise from Stonewall Jackson.
As the star of the Confederacy set behind the hills of Appomattox and victory no longer perched on the tattered banner of his battalion, the soul of the commander took its flight ; and standing before the throne of his Maker, amid the hosannas of the angels, received the reward of the just, "well done, thou good and faithful servant."
Mr. President, the memorial window you unveil to-day in this house, dedicated to the service of God, to William Johnson Pegram and the two hundred gallant men who died by his side, is a fit testi- monial of the respect and love we will ever bear them.
H'DQ'RS PEGRAM BATTALION ASSOCIATION,
RICHMOND, VA., June ist t 1887. Judge] OUT* F. LAY:
DEAR SIR The Pegram Battalion Association return their sincere thanks for the beautiful address delivered on the 3131 ultimo, at the presentation of the register to the Chapel at Lee Camp Soldiers' Home, and most earnestly request a copy of same, that it may be published and thereby handed down to future history. Very respectfully,
THOMAS ELLETT, President.
Notice of Chew's Battery.
FORT YATES, DAK., February ijth, 1887.
Editor Southern Historical Society Papers :
SIR Having read much of your valuable history of the war, giving battles, heroic^ charges and repulses by different com- mands, I have never seen i ^-ntioned one battery, viz. : it was organ- ized in Charlestown, Jeffers^r county, Virginia, in the early part of 1861, by Captain John Chew, with James W. Thompson as First Lieutenant, Tuck Carter Second Lieutenant, and John J. Williams Third Lieutenant, and was assigned to Ashby's (afterwards known