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Bibb Fannin Garland Kirkparick Semmes Smilei Stratton Teague

Deaths of Confederate Veterans at Montgomery, Alabama.

At the annual meeting of Camp Lomax, No. 151, U. C. V., of Montgomery, Ala., on January 19 the Memorial Committee reported the death of six members during the past year. A special tribute was paid to their memory in the following:

"So we can say in truth and in just pride that our dead are among the heroic dead; that their deeds and services, like those of all the heroic dead of every age, become the priceless heritage of the human race; that their influence and example are like the benedictions of an enduring priesthood and an inspiration for the betterment of mankind. Thus, while we regret their death and feel keenly the pang of the severed tie which in true comradeship bound them to us, still we rejoice that they did in life so well every duty; that now they sweetly sleep, each in his silent tent spread on 'Fame's eternal camping ground'l and that 'Glory guards with solemn round the bivouac of our dead.'

"Committee: Asa E. Stratton, R. Semmes."

Following are the names of those dead, with their respective commands:

J. A. Kirkpatrick, Walton's Battery. DIed January 24, 1915.

W. M. Teague, Company I, 3d Alabama Infantry. Died March 18, 1915.

R. E. Fannin, Company E, 33d Alabama Infantry. Died April 3, 1915.

Peyton Bibb, Alabama Cadet Corps. Died August 29, 1915.

H. C. Smilei, Company B, 51st Alabama Cavalry. Died August 16, 1915.

A. B. Garland, Company B, 44th Virginia Infantry. Died October 3, 1915.

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, March, 1916.

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