Maj. P. H. Larey

The Courant American
Cartersville, Georgia
May 3, 1900, page 4
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Maj. P. H. Larey.
A Hero of the Confederacy and Patriotic Worthy Citizen.

We present this week the likeness of Maj. P. H. Larey, a veteran of the civil war who, as captain. Led Bartow county’s first volunteer company, the Etowah Infantry, to the front, and served conspicuously in Lee’s army in the campaigns of Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania.  He belongs to a martial race of soldiers.  His grandfathers fought through the revolution with Rumph, Pickens, Marion and Sumpter.  He is a lineal descendant, paternally, from the celebrated family of Larreys of France and, maternally, from Sir Hugh Hawkins, who succeeded Lord Nelson, in command of the British fleet, when he fell in the blaze of victory over the Spanish Armada in the English channel, and also of Sir William Hawkins, Generalissimo and chief high admiral of the British army and navy of 1776, and who was offered command of the army of invasion against the colonies by King George II, but declined acceptance on the ground of age, and recommended Lord Howe as a younger and more fitting officer.

In Maj. Larey’s veins there courses – to our certain knowledge – the proudest blood that dominates several of the mightiest thrones of the old world.  And yet, modesty, simplicity and humility combined with a lofty sense of right and justice are the predominating elements in his character and conduct. [A photo accompanies this article.]


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