Co G Chatham
Soldiers' Reunion. We have been requested to publish the following correspondence relative to holding' a reunion of the old sol diers of Company "G" 26th Regt. It would doubtless be a most inter- inter- estincr occasion both sad and pleasant for the surviving members oi that gallant old company to once more meet together. The writer of the first of the following letters was a Lieutenant in the company, and the writer of the second was the Cap tain, and afterwards became Colonel of the regiment : - Mauley's Mill, N. C. Aug. 24, 81 . Col. J. R. Lane; Dear Sir: On the 10th day of J une last, as I was pursuing my usual vocation, I was reminded that that was the twentieth annivereary of a very interesting and important event to a por tion of- of- tne young men of Chatham and also of Randolph. My wind was carried away back yonder to the 10th day of June 1861. when there was an assemblage of persons of all ases and both sexes on the beautif al crass-plot crass-plot crass-plot in Capt. Matthews' yard at Matthen s Cross Roads. Conspicuous in that croup were about one hundred young men, who had met there on that day lor the purpose of or fcamzing themselves into a company 101 the Confederate service, which they did, and styled themselves "Chatham Boys," afterwards Company " Q.' 26th Reg. N. C. T., exGovernor now Senator Vance's Regi ment. After thinking of the many hopes and fears, disappointments, bereavements, &c, and the many, many changes that we liave all experienced since that time, tnese reflections took on a practical form which I wish to send to yoa I suggest that at some time during the pleasant part of this year, at as leisure a time as can be selected, that the survivors of Company 'G." meet at Capt. .Matthews' and appoint committees on various obiects, let every member of the company be on some committee, these committees to re port on the 10th day of June next at that place.