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RICHARD L. MAURY,
Ex-Member of the Executive Committee and Life Member.
WILFRED E. CUTSHAW,
Member of the Executive Committee.
At a meeting of the Executive Committee of the Southern Historical Society, held December 27, 1907, the following was presented and adopted :
Since the last meeting of the Executive Committee of the Southern Historical Society, it has lost by death two of its highly valued members, who not only in signal service in the field, in the Army of the Confederate States, but in enkindling reverence for the just cause since, have commended themselves by their example, not alone to us, but world-wide to those who hold truth and fidelity in regard.
RICHARD LAUNCELOT MAURY, Colonel Confederate States Army, born in Fredericksburg, Va., in 1842; died at Richmond, Va., October 14, 1907; son of Commodore Matthew Fontaine Maury, the "Pathfinder of the Seas," and by double line of that fugitive Huguenot band of exiles for conscience sake, whose influence is so marked in families of their extraction he promptly gave allegiance to the South, enlisting in "F" Company, of Richmond, Va. ; promoted to the rank of lieutenant, he was assigned to the C. S. Navy, and for daring service therein was further promoted to the rank of major of the 24th Virginia Infantry, and surrendered at Appomattox Courthouse with the rank of colonel. Since the war he has been a successful practitioner of law at Richmond, Va.