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August 25, 1864


The Wheeling Daily Intelligencer
August 8, 1864

Tribute of Respect to the Memories of the Late Colonels Frost and Morris.

Editors Intelligencer:

At a meeting of the officers of the 3rd Brigade 1st Infantry Division, Army of West Virginia, called at the headquarters of the brigade, at camp near Halltown, West Va., 25th August, 1864, to express their sentiments in relation to the death of our lamented fellow officers, Col Daniel Frost, 11th W. Va. Vols., our brigade commander and Lieut. Col Thomas Morris, commanding 15th West Va. Infantry, killed at Snickerís Ferry, Va., 18th July 1864. On motion of Lieut Col. Bukey 11th W.Va. Infantry, Col. J. M. Campbell commanding brigade, was called to the chair, and Lieut. C. W. Kirby, A. A. A. Geníl, was appointed secretary.

On motion of Lieut. Col. Linton, a committee consisting of Lieut. Col. Linton, 54th Pa. Vols., Lieut. Col. Wells, 15th W. Va. Vols., and Lieut Col. Van H. Bukey, 11th W. Va. Vols, were appointed by the chair to draft resolutions expressive of the sense of the meeting,

The committee presented the following preamble and resolutions, which were unanimously adopted:

WHEREAS, Our late Brigade commander, Col. Daniel Frost, 11th W. Va. Inf., and our associate in arms Lieut. Col. Thomas Morris, 15th W. Va., were stricken down while at the heads of their respective commands gallantly encouraging those who surrounded them by voice and example; and whereas, it is befitting that their brother officers who knew them well, who respected them for their many traits as officers, and who loved them for their kindness and affability as men, should bear testimony to their worth; therefore,

Resolved, That in the death of these gallant soldiers for the Union, the country has lost the service of two true and devoted patriots, who in life manifested by every word and act, the most unselfish zeal in its behalf, and their glorious death sealed their devotion to the cause for which they struggled.

Resolved, That as commanders and associates, we ever found them skillful, brave and true; reliable in every emergency, prompt in every difficulty and courageous in every danger; men and soldiers in whom we placed implicit confidence, and in whose death we feel that we have sustained a personal loss.

Resolved, That we sincerely sympathise with the widows and families of our deceased brothers in arms, the greatness of whose bereavement we can only faintly estimate by the poignancy of our own grief at their departure.

Resolved, That in testimony of our respect for the discussed, it is requsted that crape be placed on the flags of the regiments composing the Brigade at the time of their death, and a copy of these resolutions be forwarded to the families of each of the deceased and be published in the Wheeling Intelligencer Parkersburg Gazette and Kanawha Republican.

On motion the meeting adjourned.

(Signed) J M CAMPBELL
Col. 54th Pa. Comdíg Brigade, President.
Lieut. C. W. Kirby, A. A. A. Geo., Secretary.


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