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Elliott Grays of Manchester, Va. 161

[From the Richmond, Va., Times, November 28, 1902.]

ELLIOTT GRAYS OF MANCHESTER, VA.

Roll of, With History of the Company.

NAMES IN BRONZE OF CHESTERFIELD TROOPS ON MONUMENT AT CHESTERFIELD C. H.

Judge William I. Clopton and Captain James A. Lipscomb, of Manchester, this morning left for Chesterfield Courthouse to super- intend the placing of the figure of the Confederate soldier on the monument at that place. The monument will be unveiled some time next year. On each side of the monument bronze plates will be placed, containing the names of the members of the companies of Chesterfield county and Manchester, who fought in the Civil war.

Judge William I. Clopton, who was one of the commanding offi- cers of the Manchester Artillery, has been appointed chairman of the special committee to inspect the rolls of the different companies to see that persons who did not serve in the war, or who deserted, shall not have their names inscribed on the plates.

CERTIFIED LIST.

A certified roster of the Elliott Grays, Company I, Sixth Regiment, Virginia Volunteers, Mahone's Brigade, has been furnished the Con- federate monument committee of Chesterfield county, of which Judge Clopton is chairman.- This list was furnished by Captain John S. Whitworth, who is now master mechanic of the Norfolk and Carolina Railroad at Norfolk, upon request of Judge Clopton. With the exception of about one or two, every member of this company was wounded during the Civil war. There are now only between thirty and forty of the gallant little band now living.

ROSTER OF THE COMPANY.

The following is the complete list of men and officers who actually served in the war, and whose record is without a discreditable word:

Captain John S. Whitworth, Lieutenants EmmettJ. Mann, Henry Fitzgerald, James D. Craig.