Hillsborough (NC) Recorder
August 7, 1861
a meeting of the Flat River Guards, Lieut. Parish commanding, held in Camp Bee,
on Wednesday, July 31st,
1861, the following preamble and resolutions were unanimously
it has pleased Almighty Godod, in a wise dispensation of His providence, to
remove from our midst, from the effects of a mortal wound received on Sunday,
the 21st, while gallantly and most heroically fighting in this
Company, our highly esteemed and much beloved officer and fellow soldier,
Lieut. William P. Mangum, only son of Hon. W. P. Mangum, therefore,
Resolved, That the loss of so noble and
estimable a gentleman is keenly felt and sincerely regretted by us all, for his
generous bearing and noble conduct has endeared him to each and every one of
Resolved, That we deeply sympathize with
the family of the deceased, and mingle our tears of condolence with theirs for
the loss of their only son and brother.
Resolved, That we repair to the spot
where he so gallantly fought and received his wound, and fire the customary
military salute, and that we wear the usual badge of mourning for the space of
Resolved, That a copy of these
proceedings be sent to the bereaved family, spread on the minutes of this
Company, and also that a copy be sent to the Hillsborough Recorder for
K. PARISH. Com.
WM. E. MCMANNEN, Com.
T. L. COOLEY, Com.
[Transcribed by Sharon Strout]