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News Outlook 1. 4. May 13, 2021 7 OPINIONS The opinion page does not reflect the views of the KyNewsGroup. Heaven Is A Lot Like Kentucky By Charles Mattox Eighteen hundred and sixty- one: There in the echo of Sumter’s gun Marches the host of the Orphan Brigade, Lit by their banners, in hope’s bait arrayed. Five thousand strong, never le- gion hath borne Might as this bears it forth in that morn: Hastings and Crecy, Naseby, Dunbar, Cowpens and Yorktown, Thou- sand Years’ War; Is writ on their hearts as on- ward afar They shout to the roar of their drums. Eighteen hundred and sixty- two: Well have they paid to the earth its due. Close up, steady! The half are yet here and all of the might, for the liv- ing bear l the dead in their hearts over Shiloh’s field Rich, God, is thy harvest's yield! Where flzith swings the sickle, GO TELL THE ORPHANS trust binds the sheaves, to the roll of the surging drums. Eighteen hundred and sixty- three: Barring Sherman’s march to the sea- shorn to a thousand; face to the foe back, ever back, but stubborn and slow Nineteen hundred wounds they take in that service of Hell, yet the hills they shake with the roar of their charge as onward they go to the roar of their throbbing drums. Eighteen hundred and sixty- four: Their banners are tattered, and scarce twelve score, battered and wearied and seared and old, stay by the staves where the 0r- phans hold firm as a rock when the surges break shield of a land where men die for His sake. For the sake of the brothers whom they have laid low, to the roll of their mufi‘led drums. Eighteen hundred and sirlyfive: The Devil is dead and the Lord is alive, in the earth that springs where the heroes sleep, and in love new born where the stricken weep. That legion hath marched past the setting of sun: Beaten? Nay, victors: realms they have won are the hearts of men who for- ever‘shall hear the throb of their far-off drums. the 'THE ORPHAN BRIGADE’ By Harvard geology professor, and Kentucky native; Nathaniel S. Shaler. Prof. Shaler fought on the side of the Union Army dur~ ing the American Civil War. Like many Union soldiers, Shaler came to admire and respect his dreadedr Kentucky Confederate foes that made up the Kentucky Orphan Brigade. MAY 14, 1912 The following takes place in Gordon County, Georgia, just northwest of the small commu- nity of Resaca, and just east of Camp Creek. 70-year-old, LD. Young stood at the edge of the clearing that marked the position where he and his Confederate comrades had made their deadly stand against General William Tecum- seh Sherman’s vast Union Army 48 years earlier in May 1864, as Sherman’s army was beginning its southward surge toward At- lanta. Lieut Lot Dudley (LD) Young was born in Nicholas County, Kentucky in 1842. At the age of twenty he joined a band of zen soldiers known as the "Flat Rock Grays,” a Kentucky militia unit that would eventually be- come Company H of the Fourth Kentucky Infantry Regiment, First Kentucky Infantry Brigade, ' Confederate States of America, known across the annals of time simply as The Orphan Brigade. As the Battle of Resaca had loomed, the Orphan Brigade’s Battle flags were adorned with the names of major engagements and battles the unit had survived thus far. SHHDH, CORINTH, VICKSBURG, BATON ROGUE, PORT HUDSON, STONES RIVER OR MURFRESSBORO, JACKSON, CHICKAMAUGA, and MISSIONARY RIDGE. At this place, the Orphans had been part of a defensive strat- egy to try to hold onto some of the railroad systems that were bringing supplies in and around Atlanta, one of the major hubs of Confederate operations at this 1 late point in the war. ID Young made his way across the landscape, along the edge of the ridge where he and his comrades of the Fourth regi- ment had repulsed wave after wave of Union soldiers in two days of fighting so long ago, and yet, in his minds’ eye, the events occurred as if only yesterday. The Orphans were so named because they lost so many of their officers as the war dragged on and because once they left their home state of Kentucky, they never went home during the war, not as a unit and not singu— larly as soldiers on leave. Kentucky was the only state to have a star in the Battle Flags of both the Northern and Southern Armies One of the banners under which the 4th Regiment of the Orphans fought was a red cross on a blue background with 13 white stars on the cross. All of the battle flags of the 4th Regi- ment were carried into battle by Robert ‘Bob’ Iindsay, of Scott County. Bob and L!) were best friends and were seldom more than a few feet away from one another before, during or after, any battle. The 4th Regiment’ 5 first battle was at Shiloh, TN on April 6-7, 1862. During that battle the origi- nal color-bearer of the 4th Ken- tucky fell, and Ijndsay took the flag. He remained the regimental color-bearer, and carried the flag in all the rest of his battles. Iindsay was twice cited for gal— lantry in battle. In October 1862 the Confederate Government authorized “medals of honor” to be awarded for bravery. The actual medals were never pro duced, but the Confederate Ad- jutant Generals Office published a General Order providing for a “Roll of Honor” to be produced with the names of “one private or non-conunissioned officer of each company after every signal victory it shall have assisted to achieve,” and to be read before I the regiment at dress parade. The awardees were chosen by vote of the other soldiers of the company. The Army of Tennes- see, to which the 4th Regiment of the Kentucky lst Infantry was assigned, selected the battles of Murfreesboro, TN (December 31, 1862 - January 2, 1863) and Chickarnauga, GA (September 19-20, 1863) as battles for which the Roll of Honor should be produced. Robert Iindsay was named to the Roll of Honor for both of these battles; one of only seven such double awardees in the entire Army of Tennessee. He had been wounded at the Bat- tle of Murfreesboro on January 2, 1863, and was mentioned by his colonel (Robert H. Trabue) in his official report of the battle: “lhe color-bearer (Robert Lind- say), being wounded, refused to allow anyone to accompany him to the rear, although bleeding at the mouth and nose.” (Official Records of the Union and Con— federate Armies, Series I, Vol. 20 page 828). “Oh how I miss my brother, Bob,” L.D. said aloud to his com- panion of the day, J .H. Norton, a resident of Resaca, as they stood on the long forgotten ramparts and beheld the cleared valley be- fore him where waves of soldiers dressed in blue had been armi- hilated by Young and his fellow soldiers. Norton was also a Confeder- ate veteran, who had lost an arm at Chancellorsville and who had convalesced and later moved to Resaca, where he ran a store. As a hobby, Norton and a friend would occasionally walk the valley where the Yankees had marched straight into the guns of the Orphans and pick up the Minnie balls or bullets fired during the battle. Young saw first-hand a three- bushel-box completely full of such bullets they had picked up and was told they had accumu— lated a total of over a thousand pounds more of the bullets. Young would continue on his tour of the south and particularly locations where he and his fellow Orphans had made their stands across seven states before they surrendered one month after General Lee and the Army of Vir- ginia surrendered. LD. had promised himself af- ter the war that if able, he would one day trek back across the battlefields of his youth and pay nibute to his comrades buried across the south. The Orphans began the war with almost 5,000 souls. When they surrendered at Washington Georgia on May 7, 1865, Capt. Lot Abraham of the 4th Iowa Calvary of Union forces accepted the parole of the surviving 526 members of the Orphan Brigade. Most of them, like LD Young at the time were on crutches or oth- erwise wounded at least once. If the Good Lord is willing, we will rejoin LD Young, Bob lind- say and their companions within the confines of this column in the future. By Cecil Lawson In my spare time (mostly stolen time) over the past week, I’ve been reorganiz- ing a storage unit I have where I store my books, clothes, Lori’s craft items, and miscellaneous “stuff.” I knew I owned a lot of books, but I didn’t realize exactly how many. I didn’t pay enough attention to get an exact count, but there’s a 15 foot long wall, and at least 6 feet high, full of box- es of my books. At one time I had most of those tucked away into my bedroom shelves and clos- et. Now I understand why I had so little room in there. This hasn’t been the first time this has happened. I lived in a Lexington over 25 years ago and had a pretty decent one bedroom apartment. It had a walk-in closet in the bedroom, and I was so taken with the nov- elty of it, I turned it into my de facto library. I crammed my clothes into another tiny closet with sliding doors. I was in graduate school photo by Cecil Lawson Me, in the are before selfles, poring over a good book in my old studio apartment in Massachusetts. Note the sagging '- shelves full of books behind me; they extend the entire length of the wall, out of the frame. back then, and it was noth— ing to spend a $2000 a year on books I needed for my classes. And any spare money I had at that time went for books as well. I was on a mission to ed— ucate myself, to fill in the gaps of my own cultural lit- eracy. I had a 3-ring binder notebook full of pages that served as my “to be read” list, and it was organized from the late 18005 to the LEGAL NOTICE. Due to a rate increase from the Morehead Utility Plant Board, notice is hereby given that the Bath County Water District has filed an Application for a Purchased Water Adjustment with the Kentucky Public Service Commission for the purpose of adjusting its water rates. Customer rates will increase by $.16 per 1,000 gallons used. The proposed change will be effective for all services rendered on and after April 15, 2021. BOOKS A PLENTY present (about 1993). It grew- and grew regularly until I finally had to do away with it, because it simply couldn’t hold any more lists of books to read. My book closet in Lex- ington eventually was out- grown by my collection. I wound up dragging most of those back to Moore’s Fer- ry with me when I moved back home. I packed them all up again in a Penske moving truck and took them to Amherst, Massachusetts, a few years later to return to school. That made up the bulk of what I took with me, and I had a wall full cheap plastic shelves that sagged under the weight as the Collection ‘ grew. ’ The presence of a half dozen book stores within walking distance of my stu- dio apartment there did not help with my hording. Eventually I had to sell a bunch of them before mov- ing, and the load soon light- ened to just a few shelves. I packed up and moved back to Kentucky in 2008 and returned to Amherst the following summer with my friend Tom to get the rest of my things including many, many more books. That collection has grown again, and I think I have more now than I ever have. At least I have the storage building. For now. I happen to own a Kindle e-reader, and I have'prob- ably downloaded 700 plus books for it, but I still like the feel of a book in my heads, in front of my eyes. My continual reading and my age had finally made me realize that I’m going to need bi—focals soon. Books have always been there for me, and I’ll always be there for them. Try ourREAL BREAKFAST for $3.99 CHICKEN AND BISCUIT IS BACK! Rotassir Chicken Bies are back! Try one of our new six Spring Blizzard Flavors Some of the old favorites are back! DreamsicIe-Dipped Cone have returned for Spring! 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