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Description: Barbour Troops arrive in ColumbusDate: February 16 1861
Newspaper published in: Savannah, GA
Source: TN State Archives
Page/Column: Issue 40; col A
Alabama Troops - The Columbus Times of Thursday announces the arrival in
that city the troops from Barbour county, Ala. Who have enlisted for the
period of one year in the service of the Confederate States of America.
"It is a beautiful sight" says the Times, "that of eighty such
men as composed Capt. Alpheus BAKER's company. There was PUGH, the gifted, the
eloquent member of the old Congress from the 2nd District, and COCHRAN,
one of the first men in the South, each bearing a musket in the ranks,
and full of fire and zeal of a heroic devotion to the country.
The Perote Guards, Capt. George DAWSON, arrived in the train of cars.
Both companies do credit to the State, and have enlisted for the period
of one year. They left this morning for Montgomery, with orders to
proceed directly to Pensacola. Major. Wm H. CHAMBERS,
Pay-Master-General of Alabama, was in company with the troops, his
patriotic should beating in unison with any impulse of love for his own
The Times also notices the presentation of a sword to each of the
officers of the last named company, which they found awaiting here
arrival in Columbus, the gift of an officer of the Alabama Regiment in
the Mexican war, whose name is withheld at his own request.