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210 Southern Historical Society Papers.

from Alabama, General E. W. Pettus. I have no record of what became of him.

Lieutenant J. O. Patton was a native of Portland, Me., and a very gallant soldier and officer. He had the Down Easter brogue, and, later on, I will mention an incident in his career at the battle of Chickahominy.

Porter L. Myers went out as the Third Corporal of Company I, and was killed by my side, while we were fighting Hatch's Pennsylvania Bucktails on South Mountain. A very extended mention of this incident is given under the head of the "Battle of Boonesboro."


This company was formed at Auburn, Ala., in May and June, 1 86 1. The first captain was Prof. William H. C. Price, a graduate of the University of Alabama, an educator and editor of promi- nence, residing at Auburn. He was the youngest brother of Rev. G. W. F. Price, D. D., of Nashville, Tenn., and son-in-law of the renowned scholar, Prof. John Darby, LL. D.

The first lieutenant was William S. Goodwyn, a prominent planter of La Place, who subsequently became colonel of the 45th Alabama.

William A. Scott, a young lawyer of Auburn, and now judge of Clay county court, at Fort Gaines, Ga., was second lieutenant.

William Himes, a very bright and promising young man of eighteen years, was junior second lieutenant.

By August I5th the roll of this company, including officers and men, contained one hundred names.

About the 2oth of July the company left Auburn for Richmond, and camped near the other companies of the regiment with which it was soon united, near the reservoir.

Company K joined the other nine companies of the* 1 2th Ala- bama at Camp Walker, near Centreville, Va., early in August.

Dr. D. S. Patterson, a prominent citizen and druggist of Mont- gomery, Ala., carried a squad of this company from Pike county, reaching Virginia about the I5th of August.

This company was named "Tom Watts' Rebels" after Attorney General T. H. Watts of President Davis' Cabinet, and later one of the war governors of Alabama, who assisted in procuring