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The Confederate Struggle for Independence.
CHARLES C. JONES, JR.
Late Lieut. Colonel of Artillery, C. S. A.
THUS SHALL MEMORY, OFTEN IN DREAMS SUBLIME,
CATCH A GLIMPSE OF THE DAYS THAT ARE OVER:
FOR THE LONG FADED GLORIES THEY COVER....... Moore.
MY BROTHER MEMBERS
THE CHATHAM ARTILLERY,
THE SERVICES RENDERED BY THE BATTERY
DURING THE CONFEDERATE
STRUGGLE FOR INDEPENDENCE,
WITH SENTIMENTS OF SINCEREST
ESTEEM AND REGARD.
The preparation of the following sketch has been a labor of love. The attachment which the writer entertains for his old company – the Chatham Artillery an organization whose birth was well nigh coeval with the termination of the Revolution of 1776 -- whose manhood has been demonstrated for eighty years whose patriotism has never been questioned — whose liberality and high-toned friendship have been ever warmly acknowledged — whose readiness and ability to respond with alacrity, intelligence, fidelity and efliciency to every duty devolved, whether amid the sunshine of peace, or the shadows of war, have always been freely admitted — whose record is untarnished, and whose every memory is pleasant, generous and heroic -- is peculiar in its character, firm and abiding; and if this brief outline of the services rendered by the Battery during the memorable Confederate struggle for independence be kindly received by my brother members, and serve to perpetuate the lively remembrance of those days of privations, exertion, and