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Obituary of S. L. Lamkin, Hagerstown, Maryland.

S. L. Lamkin, President of the Confederate Memorial Association of Hagerstown, Md., died on December 24, 1914, in the seventy-first year of his age. He was born in Westmoreland County, Va., and lived there until the great War between the States began, when, at the age of seventeen, he enlisted in the Confederate service and for four years helped to fight the great battles of the Army of Northern Virginia. He had two brothers killed on the field of action. Comrade Lamkin served as a member of the 40th Virginia Regiment, Brockenbough's Brigade, Heths Division, A. P. Hill's corps. On the 1st of July, 1863, he was with the advance skirmish line which opened the great three day's battle of Gettysburg, He was greatly interested in everything Confederate and loved to talk about those fiery days of the sixties.

Camrade Lamkin had been a resident of Hagerstown for about thirty years, and as a contractor he had erected many of the principal buildings, which will stand as monuments to his skill. He was a good and true man, and his memory will live in the hearts of the many friend's he left. He has joined the great commanders on the other side.

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, February, 1915.

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