Greensborough (NC) Patriot
January 15, 1863
Tribute of Respect
Near Fredericksburg, Va., December 9th, 1862
a meeting of the 22nd N. C. Regiment: On motion Capt. A. J. Hooper
of company E, was appointed chairman, and Lt. Lee Russell, of company L,
requested to act as Secretary.
object of the meeting having been stated, the following preamble and
resolutions were offered and cordially adopted:
It has pleased Divine Providence to remove from our midst, Capt. C. H. Burgin,
Co. K, 22nd N. C. Regiment,
that while we bow submissively to that High Wisdom which never errs, Yet we
cannot withhold our deepest grief at the unfortunate removal of one whose
highest aim was the promotion and efficiency of his command on the “arena of
battle” and its comfort and well being in camp.
That we with pleasure accord our testimony of his indomitable energy and
assiduity in the performance of his duties as an officer, of his gallantry, and
chivalry on the field, his strict attention to the wants of those under his
command and social bearing to all those within the pale of his acquaintance.
That in our humble judgment, the army of the Confederacy has lost in the death
of Capt. C. H. Burgin, one of its most gallant and competent officers, and this
Regiment one of its warmest and most genial friends.
That we tender to the bereaved parents of the deceased, our heartfelt sympathy,
and commend them to that benign source from which emanates, whatever of good is
vouchsafed to man.
That a copy of these resolutions be sent to the family of the deceased and the Western Enterprise, Raleigh Standard and Greensboro’ Patriot for publication.
J. A. HOOPER, Chm’n.
LEE RUSSELL, Secretary