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The Lost Sword of Gen. R. B. Garnett. 31

myself, I believe that only two survive: Junius Hardaway, of Crewe, Va., and James Farley, of Blackstone, Va. Having been asked the question as to myself, will say: I enlisted in my com- pany in March, 1862, at the age of 17, was in 26 battles and surren- dered at Appomattox April gth, 1865."

Mr. Clay, who by occupation is a collector and clerk, has re- sided in Baltimore since 1868 and lives with his family at 666 West Fayette street. Mr. and Mrs. Clay were married in Petersburg, Va., in 1866. Of their n children 6 survive.

Virginians should proudly erect statues to the three fearless and gallant generals who led their brigades less than 5,000 strong in the world-famous charge of Pickett's Division at Gettysburg: Gar- nett, killed on the enemy' s line ; Armistead, mortally wounded, with his hand on a captured cannon; and Kemper, left for dead, but rescued from the grave by a Sister of Charity, to become Governor of Virginia, and spread on enduring canvas, the battle scene, as a true and marvelous example of Southern valor.