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and noble in defeat ; and his farewell address to his soldiers has been the most powerful utterance for the pacification of the warlike ele- ments of his country and the rehabilitation of the waste places of the South by the peaceful arts of agriculture, manufacturers and com- merce.
Whilst the Southern armies were wreathed in victor}', the thunder- bolts of war, which made wide gaps through their ranks, inflicted irreparable damage. When the brave soldiers of the South sank to rest upon the bosom of their mother earth, they rose no more ; the magnificent hosts which watered the plains, valleys and mountains with their precious blood were the typical and noble representatives of their race.
Whilst the North increased in resources and men, as the war went on, the Southern Confederacy was penetrated and rent along all her borders; her fertile plains were overrun and desolated, her gallant sons fell before the iron tempest of war, and her final overthrow and subjugation followed as the night does the day.
Comrades, survivors of the Medical Corps of the Confederate Army and Navy, is it not our solemn duty to commemorate the deeds of our comrades who yielded up their lives in the struggle for South- ern independence, on the battle-field, in the hospital and in the mili- tary prison? Shall we not adopt a simple but imperishable medal which may be handed down to our children ?"
ORGANIZATION OF A MEDICAL RELIEF CORPS DURING THE REUNION
OF THE UNITED CONFEDERATE VETERANS, AT CHATTANOOGA,
TENNESSEE, JULY 2, 3, AND 4, 1890.
An organization of a " Medical " Relief Corps was proposed by Dr. Jones, as accidents were likely to occur amongst the large army of Confederate veterans assembled from the surrounding States in Chattanooga, which would require the prompt aid of the medical profession.
The following physicians were appointed and requested to go on duty and act as a Medical Relief Corps, at the places designated, during the 3d, 4th and 5th of July, beginning at 8 A. M. each day. They will be relieved hourly, and take their turns in the order named :
At L. J. Sharp & Co.'s: Drs. E. A. Cobleigh, J. L. Gaston, G. M. Ellis, J. F. Sheppard, W. P. Creig, E. E'. Kerr, W. B. Lee, Frederick B. Stapp, I. S. Dunham, D. E. Nelson, C. S. Wright, R. F. Wallace.