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ciation, all the officers and members of the different committees were present.

Mr. Stroud, a member of our Association, was reported sick, lb' lives M
149 Calhoun street Referred to Visiting Committee.

The Treasurer reported twenty-four dollars collected from the Atlanta
Artillery for rent of room.

The Committee on Delinquents asked to be relieved and another commit
tee appointed. Granted.

The President appointed the following committee: I.. I'. rhomae A w

Force, J. G. King.
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Authority was granted the Treasurer to pay $7.50 due hy Mr. Leach, an
old Confederate veteran, for six months' rent of his place, and also to pay a
further sum of $7.50 for the succeeding six months, provided he is alive at that
time, in lieu of relief heretofore received by him.

Charges affecting the standing of a member of our Association having been
preferred, was, on motion, referred to the following committee for investiga.
tion : Z. A. Rice, chairman; E. J. Roach, R. M. Clayton.

The following veterans, having complied with By-laws, as to dues, etc.,
made application for membership, which were received, and under our rules
laid over to the next meeting: John A. Corbally, C. S. Navy; Silas B. Kent,
private Co. K, 7th Ga; Thos. L. Langston, Capt, Co. K, 66th Ga; W. H. Jer-
nigan, Quartermaster 38th Ga.

By a rising vote, with J. Gadsden King in the chair, the following resolu-
tion was passed:

Resolved, That the Treasurer of our Association is hereby authorized to
procure a badge, similar to the one presented to ex-President Davis, and that
the same be presented to Capt. W. L. Calhoun as a slight token of our appre-
ciation of the able manner in which he conducted our fair, the success of which
was due, in a great measure, to his untiring efforts in its behalf; also, as an ex-
pression of the admiration and affection borne to him by each and every mem.
ber of this Association.

Major King gave notice of an amendment to the Constitution which he
would offer at the next regular meeting. Adjourned.



Atlanta, Ga., June 18, 1889.

At the regular meeting of the Association the following officers were pre-
sent: W. L. Calhoun, John F. Edwards, Amos Fox, T. P. Cleveland, R. L.
Rodgers, L. P. Thomas, John L. Conley, H. P. Starke. J. H. Ketner, Z. A.
Rice, C. P'Alvigny, Henry Mitchell.

After prayer by the Chaplain, the minutes of the last meeting were read
and adopted.

A communication from C. W. Wells, Secretary of the Seventh Georgia
Confederate Veterans' Association, inviting our Association to join them in
their animal re-union, at Carrollton, Ga.,to be held July 20, 1889, was received,
and the Secretary was directed to answer the same.

Major King presented a written notice of a contemplated amendment to
the Constitution which, under our rules, lay over to the next meeting

The committee on calling a convention of the Confederate Veterans of the
State, submitted a report, which was received, and the same committee was
empowered to name the date of said convent ion. and to make all necessary
arrangements therefor

Rev. T. P. Cleveland, chairman of Visiting Committee, reported three
members sick— Stroud, Eolstein, and Hollingsworth.

The committee appointed to investigate charges againsl M. E. Maher, asked

lor 1 1 1 i-l 1 1 < • r time, which was granted.

Further time was granted to Committee on Delinquents.



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The following veterans having made application for memberehip. a< our
last meeting, were ballotted for and admitted: W. H. Jernigan, Quartemae
ter 88th Ga; T. L. Langston, ('apt. Co. K. 66th Ga; B. B. Kent, prh

K. 7th Ga; J. A. Corbally, C. S. Navy.

The following veterans having complied with cur By-laws, as to dui
made application for membership which, under our rules, lay over to our nexl
meeting: .1. W. Hackney, private Co. A, 9th Ga; S M. Simpson, privat I
I), 28th Ga.

The following resolutions, by II. II. Colquitt, were adopted, and in pursu-
ance of which the following committee was appointed by the President: II I!
Colquitt, chairman; W. A. Wright, Z. A. Rice, Albert Cox, and E. I'. Bow-
ell. On motion, the President, \V. L. Calhoun, was added to the committee.

Resolved, That a committee of five be appointed to memorialize thi
lature to lease to the Confederate Veterans' Association, of Pulton county, the
old capitol building for a term of twenty years

Resolved, That said committee have power to develop a plan that will con
vert said building into a public institution for the benefit of re-idem and non-
resident Confederate soldiers; to establish a Library of War History; to collect
and place on exhibition in said building the portraits of distinguished Touted
erate soldiers, and also to form a museum for Confederate relics.

Rsolved, That all improvements made ou.the building, anil the contents of
said building that may have been collected by said Association, shall revert to
the State at the end of the lease.

Rtsolved, That the said committee i> instructed to confer with the members
of the Legislature of this county, and other counties of thi- State, and prepare
a bill to fully cover these resolutions.

Resolved, That the Atlanta daily papers. are requested to publish these reso-
lutions, and to co-operate with this Association in carrying out their purp

On motion, the Association adjourned.



HallF. C. C. V. A.. July 15, 1889

The Veterans met in regular session, with President Calhoun in the chair.
All officers present. Minutes of last meeting read and adopted.

The Treasurer, Dr. Fox. submitted his quarterly report, showing a balance
of $2,329.16 on hand, which was received.

The Secretary submitted his quarterly report, showing amount collected
during the past three months to be $130, which was received.

The Committee on Defaulters submitted a leport, which was received and
the committee discharged.

The consideration of the charges against M. K. Malar were, on motion,
postponed to the meeting to be held in August

The following Veterans were ballotted for and admitted as iininl.

M. Simpson, private Co. D, 28th Ga; J. W. Hackney, private Co. A, 9tl

The following Veterans having complied with our Bj laws, as to dues,
etc., made application for membership;



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John A Karr, private co. E, 35th Ga; K S Foster, co. C, Phillips' Legion
W W Fisher, Q M Sergt co. K, 23d Ga; Pat McCann, private co. F, 6th La
John W James, Lieut co. F, 5th Ga; A P Thompson, private co. A, 19th Tenn
J Rider, private co. E, 34th Ga; G W Taylor, 1st Lieut co. K, 14th Ga; D W
Henderson, private co. C, Phillips' Legion.

The following resolution, by Capt. H. H. Colquitt, was adopted:

1. Resolved, That arrangements be made for the entertainment of visiting
Veterans, on August 15, 1889, and that the committee who have been corres-
ponding on the subject be authorized to arrange for rates at the various hotels
and boarding houses, and also to look into the cost of cots, to be placed in the
old capitol.

2. That a Reception Committee, of fifteen, be appointed by the President,
whose duty it shall be to receive visiting Veterans on their arrival, and look
after their comfortable location

3. That the committee be authorized to have badges printed and furnish
visiting Veterans. Adjourned.



Atlanta, Ga., August 19, 1889.

At the regular meeting of the Association all the officers were present ex-
cept W. L. Calhoun. Tlios. H. Williams, S. J. Allen, and S. H. Landrum.

Vice President II. II. Colquitt presided. After prayer by the Chaplain,
the minutes of last meeting were read and approved.

The Association having under consideration the charges against M. E.
Malier, ordered that the affidavits of George Welch and Wm Forsyth be ad-
mitted as evidence.

On motion of Dr. K. C. Divine, the further consideration of these charges
was postponed to an adjourned meeting, to be held September 2, 1889.

The following applications having been made at our July meeting, were
ballolted for and admitted as members:

.1 Kiden, private co. F. 34th Ga; G W Taylor, 1st Lieut co. K. 14th Ala;
1) W Henderson, private co. (', Phillips' Legion; A P Thompson, private co.
A, 19th Tenn; John W James. Lieul co. F, 5th Ga; Pat McCann. private CO.
F, 6th La; W W Fisher. <J M Sergt co. K, 23d Ga; K S Foster, private co. C,
Phillips Legion; J A Karr, private co. F, 35th Ga.

The following Veterans having complied with our By-laws, as to dues,
made application for membership, which was received and held over to our
aerl regular meeting: It .1 Butler, worked in arsenal; W H Futrell, co A,
5th Ga; 1) <) Dougherty, co C, Nth Mo; T II Jones, Corp co K. 1st Ky; W K
Curtis, co A. 18th Ga; C B Mason, co K, 3d Ga; .1 B Sewell, co K. 4th Tenn;
<; W Howard, co B, L9th 8 C; 8T Johns, co A, 1st Ga; G A Duke, Harkins'
battery; II S Smith, co I, 1st Ga.

On motion, the Association adjourned.



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Hall F. C. C. V. A.. September 3, 1888
The Association met, with Presidenl Calhoun in the chair, in pursuance of
resolution passed at the last regular meeting for the purpose of disposing of the

charges against M. E. Maher.

The following preamble and resolution, by Rev. J. \V. Jones, was passed
by a rising vote:

Whereas, we have heard with deep regret of the death of .Mrs. J. Thomas
Christian, the only child of our greal chieftain, stonewall Jackson, therefore
be it —

1. Eesolved, That we express our profound sorrow at the severing of this
link which bound us to our immortal leader. 2. That we tender to her be
reaved mother and stricken husband our sincere sympathy, and pray that the
God of all comfort may sanctify them in their sore affliction. :'.. Thai we re-
joice that two children survive, in whose veins flow the blood of the Christian
hero, and we express the ardent hope, and offer the fervent prayer, thai they
may be spared and may be guided and blessed so as to prove themselves worthy
of the heritage of glory unto which they have come. 4. Thai a committee of
three be appointed to transmit to Mrs. Jackson these resolution-. :m ,i to express
to her the high respect of this Association.

In pursuance of which the President appointed the following committee :
Rev. John W. Jones, Col. B. F. Abbott, Dr. K. C. Divine.

The committee having in charge the charges against M. E, Maher, submit
ted the following report:

Atlanta. (J\.. July :'.. 1889

Gentlemen — Your committee, appointed to investigate the charges against
M. E. Maher, made by Captain John L. Conley, beg leave to report that the
evidence furnished us fail, in our opinion, to sustain the charges, and we heir
with submit all the papers in evidence to he tiled with this report, all of which
is respectfully submitted. Z. A. Rice, Chairman.

i: .1. Roach.
R. M Clayton

Dr. Amos Fox offered a resolution, as a substitute to the report of the com
mittee, which was. by a vole of 4:1 yeas and •>!) nays, laid on the table.

On motion of Geo. B. Forbes, M. E. Maher was allowed to tender hi- res
ignation, which was received.

The following being his resignation:

Atlanta. Ga., Sept. 2, 1889
W. L. Calhoun, President F. G C. V. A :

Dear Sir — As I do not want dissension and strife in the Association, I
hereby respectfully tender you my resignation. M I. Maker.

On motion, the Association adjourned.



Hall F. C. C. V. A.. September 16, 1889

The Association met, with President in the .hair. All officers present.

After prayer, the minutes of lasl meeting were read and confirmed.

On motion of Capt. II. II. Colquitt, a committee of three, consisting of



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II. II. Colquitt, Frank Myers, and Harry Krouse. wore appointed to make ar-
rangements for the Veterans' Day at the Piedmont Exposition.

On motion of Col. Starke, a committee of five was appointed to look into
the advisability of changing our quarters to rooms in the new State capitol and
to report at our next meeting.

In pursuance of which the President appointed the following committee :
H. F. Starke, chairman; Col. R. Arnold, P. McQuaid, H. Krouse, Z. A. Rice.

C. D'Alvigny asked to be relieved from serving on the Executive Commit-
tee, which was granted.

Dr. Amos Fox tendered his resignation as a member of the Hall Commit-
tee, which was accepted.

On motion of Capt. H. II. Colquitt, a committee of seven was appointed
to make all necessary arrangements for our annual memorial services, to be held
on the third Sunday in October next.

In pursuance of which the President made the following announcement :
II. II. Colquitt, S. H. Landrum, J. G. King, — Hamby, H. C. Mitchell. J. 11.
Shadden.

The following Veterans, having made application for membership at our
last meeting, were ballotted for and admitted :

H S Smith, co I, 1st Ga; G A Duke, Sergt Haskins' battery; S T Johns, co
A, 1st Ga battalion; G W Howard, co B, 19th S C, J B Sewell, co K, 4th Tenn;
C B Mason, co K, 3d Ga; W K Curtis, co A, 13th Ga; T H Jones, Corp co K .
1st Ky; D O Dougherty, co C, 8th Mo; W H H Futrell, co A, oth Ga; R J
Butler, detailed for arsenal work.

The following Veterans having complied with our By-laws, as to dues,
etc., made application for membership:

J M Payne, co D, 29th Ga: W F Slaton, Capt co D, 37th Ala; U Lewis,
co G, 7th Ala; A M Reinhardt, co G, 2d Ga; G W Dyer, co D, 2d S C; R II
Wilson, Corp co E, 35th Ala; C W Stewart, Corput's battery; H B Jett, Ley-
den's battalion; E D L Mobley, co I, 1st Ark.

On motion, the Association adjourned.



Atlanta, Ga., October 21, 1889.

At the regular meeting of the Association all the officers were present, ex-
cept the President and Vice-President . ( hving to the absence of these officers,
Col. II. F. Starke was called to the chair.

A.fter prayer by the Chaplain, the minutes of last meeting were read and
confirmed.

( )n motion, a donation of $5 per week was ordered to be paid by the Treas-
urer to Mr. Gray, Oil Terry street, a needy Confederate Veteran, as long as he

needs it.

The Treasurer submitted his quarterly report, showing balance on hand of
$2 L70.91.

The amendment to the Constitution, submitted by Major King, was, by a
vote of 22 to lo. laid on the table.



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The following resolution, by J. P. Edwards, was adopted:

Whereas, at our late Memorial Service-., held in the Firal Methodist Church,
we were deprived of the pleasure of hearing the address of Dr. E. H. Barnett,

011 account of the lateness of the hour, therefore be it—

Resolved, That our Chaplain be requested to ask Dr. Barnetl to furnish as

a copy of his address to be spread upon the Minutes and for publication.

The following Veterans having made application for membership were bal
lotted for and admitted:

J M Payne, co D, 29th Ga; C W Stewart, Corput's battery; R II Wilson,
co E, 35th Ala; G W Dyer, co D, 2d S ('; Lewis, co <i. 7th Ala; R 15 .lei',
Leyden's battalion; A M Reiuhardt, co G, 2d Ga: W F Slaton, Capl co D. 87th
Ala; E D L Mobley, co I, 1st Ark.

The following Veterans having complied with our By-laws, as to due-,
etc., made application for membership:

J R Russell, co D, 4th Ga; T R Ashworth, co A, 9th Ga; lie Fisher, co
B, 30th Ga; B A Seals, co K, 38th Ga; J T Bailey, co A, 63d Ala: A S King,
co A, Phillips' Legion; A II Brantley, co D, 8th Ga: W llatl'.y. co 1. i:;th Qa;
J A Leseuer, co H, 43d Ga; A Abraham, Phillips' Legion.

The following sons of Veterans made application for auxiliary member
ship: Dan W Irby, oldest son of D J Irby; Z B Moon, son of .1 R Moon.

On motion, the Association adjourned.



MEMORIAL SERVICES.



Held October 21, 1888, in the Central Presbyterian Church, in memory of
the following deceased brothers :

Capt. John Keei.y
('apt. W. M. Williams
('apt. W. T. Wilsos

Private .1. II. REID
Private GEO. A W ILLACE



Capt. R H. Atkinson
Capt. Daniel Pittsi.vn
Capt. II . L. Williams
Lieut. Maston Bridwell
Private A. L McCutciieon



Private B. F. Hodges Sergt. Major E. B. Loi ejot

Major J. P. Jones.



MEMORIAL SERVICES.



Held October 20, 1889, in the First Methodist Church, in memory of the
following deceased brothers that died during I lie past year :



Private John W. Owens
Capt. W. G. New \i w
Private Daniel J. Irby
Lieut. A. Brandt
Private John M. FARMER



Lieut. Col A B Cl i r.i RSON
Private U. R Win borh

8urg( ( 'II \i;u> l'i\< KNRl

Lieut. W. L. Min \i i i.\
Major B. I'. Webb



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Hall F. C. C. V. A., November 18, 1889.

At the regular meeting of the Association all the officers were present with
President Calhoun in the chair.

After prayer by the Chaplain, the minutes of last meeting were read and
confirmed.

The President and Vice-President offered excuses for not being present at
our last meeting, which were, on motion, received.

The action of Dr. Fox, Treasurer, in paying to the widow of Mr. Gray
$10, was approved by a unanimous vote.

S. J. Allen offered his resignation as a member of the Visiting Committee,
which was accepted, and E. D. L. Mobley elected to fill the vacancy.

Harry K rouse was also elected to till the vacancy on the Executive Com
niittee, caused by the resignation of C. D'Alvigny.

(apt. W. B. Burke was appointed by the President chairman of the Hall
Committee, and also added W. W. Hulbcrt to the same committee.

By a rising vote, the thanks of this Association were tendered to Dr. Fox
for his successful effort in building the Confederate Veterans' monument in
West view cemetery.

Rev. T. P. Cleveland offered the following resolution, which was unani-
mously adopted:

Resolved, That the President of this Association shall prepare an address,
to be published in our city papers, urging all Confederate Veterans residing in
this city, or Fulton county, to become members of this Association.

Capt. Colquitt offered the following resolutions, which were adopted:

Resolvtd, That a committee of fifteen be appointed from the Association,
to perfeel plans for the erection of a building in this city, which shall be an
armory for the old soldiers: a repository for war relics; an historical museum: a
library of Georgia and Confederate history, and a portrait gallery of Southern
soldiers.

Resolved, That said committee are instructed to provide ways and means
for carrying out these resolutions by entertainments, fairs, or other proper
means, and are instructed to proceed in making all necessary arrangements in
pursuance of these resolutions.

The President stated that lie would appoint the committee at a later
meeting.

On motion of Capt. Colquitt, Dr. Amos Fox, Treasurer, was instructed to
assist Mr. .lames VY. Ballard, in getting to his home in Texas, by purchasing a
ticket, should he fail in getting a pass from the railroads or city authorities.

The resolution of F. T. Ryan, looking to getting up a suitable certificate
of membership, was adopted, and referred to a committee of rive, as follows:
FrankT. Ryan, Roberl I.. Rodgers, II. F. Starke, C. D'Alvigny, II. Krouse.

The following Veterans, having made application at our last meeting, were
ballotted for and admitted:

Thos H Ashworth. co A. 9th Ga; II (' Fisher, co B, 30th Ga; B A Seals,
co K. 38th Ga; .1 'I' Bailey, co A, 62d Ala; A S Kin - . Sergl co A. Phillips' le-
gion; A 11 Brantley, co 1>, 8th Ga; Win Haffey, co I, Pith Ga; Jos A Leseuer,
coll, 13d Ga; A Abraham, co B, Phillips' legion; .lames H Russell, co I),
Huh (in

Tin 1 following sons of Veterans were admitted as auxiliary members ; Z 15
Moon, son of ,1 R Moon; I> W Irbv. son of Dan .1 Irby.



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DEATH OF PRESIDENT DAVIS.

Bead'qrs C. V. A . December 6, 1889.

The President of the Confederacy, the knightliesl and mosl chivalric, the
truest and most faithful, and amid all sufferings of an unexampled oppression,
the most patient son of the Smith, and an honorary member of this Asbo< ia
tion, has gently and peacefully passed away to that brighter and better world
where war shall be no more, neither sorrow, nor tears, nor death'.

It is fitting that proper action should be taken in relation to this the Bad
dest event in our history, and 1. therefore, call a meeting of tin- Association at
7:30 o'clock this evening, at Confederate Hall, to provide therefor, and in com
pliance with the order of John B. Gordon, General commanding the United
Confederate Veterans, to arrange tor suitable memorial exercises, ami raise ;i
fund for the widow and daughter of Mr Davis, at the hour appointed for bis
funeral. W. L. Calhoun, President ami Commander,

In pursuance of the above call, a committee of five was appointed by the
President to prepare suitable resolutions for the occasion, consisting of Jno. W.
Jones, chairman; Major George Hillyer. (apt. W. W. Hulbert, Capt. Evan P.
Howell, Gen. P M. B. Young.

The President, W. L. Calhoun, was added, by resolution

The committee retired, and through its chairman, moved the following re
port, which was adopted and ordered spread upon the minutes of the AS80
ciation :

Whereas, we have heard with profound sorrow of the death, in New < »t
leans, at 12:45 this morning, of President Jefferson Davis, our -rand old chief,
our peerless leader, and deem it proper to put on record some expression of out-
feelings, some tribute to his worth, therefore he it—

Resolved, That with grateful hearts to Almighty God we acknowledge Hi-
goodness in sparing to us so long this grand old man. thai he mighl prove that
human virtues can be equal to human calamity. That he mighl show himself
even grander iu peace than in war. and that he mighl illustrate in the evening
of his life those beauties of character which adorn the Christian gentleman.

Resolved, That while we bow with humble submission to this decree ol a
loving Father who has called his servant to "come up higher," and recognize
the good Providence by which the toiling workman has censed from hi- labors
and entered into his rest; and the soldier, after his weary march, has -one into
bivouac, we deem it not wrong to mourn that our leader, father, friend, will
appear among us no more on earth, and to mingle our tears with loved ones
who weep that the happy circle in the home beside the gulf has been thus
rudely broken

Resohed, That leaving to others hi- appropriate and fitting eulogy, we d

sire here merely to put on record a brief expression of the h a- in which his

old soldiers held Jefferson Davis; the high estimate they had of him a- states
man, soldier, patriot, and gentleman, and the love they cherish for him as their
old commander.

Resolved, That while we would not raise at this time bitter memo,,,
stormy past or uncover buried issues— while we would, on the contrarj gath-



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ering around this royal corpse, proclaim perpetual truce to battle, yet we
would proudly point to his brave, patient life, his unswerving devotion to truth
and duty, and his self-sacrificing patriotism, as the most conclusive refutation
of the slanders uttered against him; and we would reply to the charge of
treason, by looking the world squarely in the face, and proclaiming that a
cause for which such stainless gentlemen, such incorruptible patriots as Sidney
Johnston, Stonewall Jackson, and Robert E. Lee — and Jefferson Davis — lived
and died, cannot be treason, and their followers cannot be traitors.

Resolved, That we tender Mrs. Davis, the noble woman who was worthy
to share the home of this great and good man, and her daughter, our profound
sympathies.

Resolved, That we heartity approve, and will bear our full share in any
effort to provide for the widow and daughter.

Resolved, That a committee be appointed by our President to attend the
funeral.

In pursuance of the foregoing resolutions the President appointed the fol-
lowing committee to attend the funeral: Rev. John W. Jones, H. H. Cabaniss,
Thomas B Neal, A. H. Cox, Major George Hillyer, J. I). Carter, W. W. Hul-
bert, W. A. Wright, Gen. P. M. B. Young, Major M. C. Kiser, E. P. Black.

President Calhoun was added, by resolution.

The following committee was appointed to make all arrangements for me-
morial services, to be held at the same time of the funeral services of President
Davis at New Orleans: J. 11. Ketner, W. H. Harrison, II. W. Thomas, C. K.
Maddox, Amos Fox, and W. L. Calhoun, as chairman, by resolution.

For the purpose of raising a fund for the widow and orphan of President
Davis, the President appointed the following committee on Finance : K. C.
Divine, chairman; John Morrison, W. H. Harrison, L. P. Thomas, Mai. Geo.
Hillyer.

By a rising vote the following resolution was adopted:

Resolved, Thai all members of this Association, and their frfends, are re-
quested to wear a badge of mourning for thirty days in memory of our grand
old chief, Jefferson Davis

On motion, the Association adjourned.


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