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Greensborough Patriot

Greensborough Patriot

February 12, 1863

Page 3

 

For the Patriot

Tribute of Respect

Camp near Goldsboro N. C.

February 3rd, 1863

At a meeting of the officers of the 46th Regiment N. C. Troops, convened on the 2nd inst., in respect to the death of Capt. William L. Johnston, on motion of Lt. Col. Boyd, Col. J. H. Morehead took the chair and Lt. James A. Hopkins was requested to act as secretary.

On motion to appoint a Committee of three to draft resolutions, the Chairman appointed Maj. Winston, Capt. Smith and Capt. Rankin. The Committee having retired, prepared and through their Chairman Maj. Winston, offered the following resolutions, which on motion were unanimously adopted:

WHEREAS, It has pleased the great God of War to remove from our midst, our beloved fellow soldier and brother officer, Captain William L. Johnston, Assistant Quarter Master, C. S. A. 45th Regt. N. C. Troops, who died of typhoid fever after a brief illness on the 26th January, 1863, at his home in Halifax county, N. C.,

Resolved, That as he whom we mourn has been taken hence by the holy will of our Father who doeth all things well, we submit to our loss with meek reverence. From his daily walk while with us, we are happy to have the cloud of sorrow which has settled upon us rainbowed with the hope that he has exchanged the mortal strife he left, for the sweet harmony of heaven.

Resolved, That we receive this dispensation of Providence, as an awful evidence of the uncertainty of life, whether on the battle field, or on the couch, in war or in peace.

Resolved, That we tender our sincere condolence to the family bereaven.

Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be sent to his wife, and one copy each to the Greensboro Patriot, Raleigh Standard, Richmond Dispatch, and Daily State Journal for publication.

On motion the meeting was adjourned.

COL. J. H. MOREHEAD, Chairman

LT. JAMES A. HOPKINS, Secretary

 

[Transcribed by Sharon Strout]

 

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