Southern Historical Society Papers.
VOL. XXXI. Richmond, Va., January-December. 1903.
THE WASHINGTON LIGHT INFANTRY, 1807-1861
" The primal duties shine aloft, like stars; The charities that soothe and heal and bless."
A PERMANENT CONFEDERATE BENEFACTION.
"And we can only dimly guess What worlds of all this world's distress, What utter woe, despair and death, Their fate has brought to many a hearth."
THIS TOO BRIEF NARRATIVE
IS DEDICATED TO
THE WASHINGTON LIGHT INFANTRY,
of Charleston, S. C. , now nearing the close of a century of company life; with the fervent hope that the young men who now fill its ranks may emulate its past honorable and dutiful achievements, and main- tain and transmit its name and fame to the generations yet to suc- ceed them.
WM. A. COURTENAY,
Captain W. L. /.. 1872-74; 1877-79. Innis fallen, 22d February ', 1903.
[This chaste memorial, of a historical corps, at the hand of an honored ex-commander, can but be inspirative to exalted patriotism.
The exemplification of Captain Courtenay, as soldier and citizen, commends itself to the emulation of all.
His career of comprehensive usefulness, has been most admirably progressive and providential, in the interest alike of general en- lightenment and material prosperity. EDITOR.]