News from The Courant American

The Courant American
Cartersville, Georgia
May 3, 1900, page 1
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An Incident of Sharpsburg.
How An Officer of Sharpshooters Saved His Sword Arm
A Story of The Confederacy.
A Hero of the Midnight Assault on Fort Steadman – One of the Bravest Acts of the War.

[ This is a long article written by D. J. Guyton, Co. A 23d GA. Infantry, Colquitt’s Brig., who was a member of the Ambulance Corps on September 17, 1862.  The article concerns “my old county friend, Maj. P. H. Larey, then a line officer in John B. Gordon’s famous regiment, Rodes brig., D. H. Hill’s division, Jackson’s Corps, A. N. V.” and his fight to save his arm from being amputated.]


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Ruffin Crow, who some ten or twelve years ago, moved with his family from here to Chattanooga, it is learned (though without particulars) got caught in machinery and thus was literally cut and torn to pieces.


Thos. L. Yearwood, a confederate veteran and one legged state pensioner, is almost at death’s door and it is feared he cannot recover.


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