Charleston Daily Courier
December 5, 1864
We can all add
little in anticipation of the full official reports to the interesting and
comprehensive report given by the Savannah “Republican” of the battle and
glorious victory of Honey Hill, as will be the name of the battle near
Grahamville, S. C., which will mark the St. Andrew’s day, (November 30th)
of 1864, with a specially new interest in the Confederate calendar.
accounts that have reached us from participants or observers, confirm fully the
report of the “Republican,” and there is a most agreeable and encouraging
accord of testimony as to the conduct, and spirit, and deportment of all
concerned, officers and privates. For
the relative odds engaged and the determination of the foe, and the unusually large
proportion of new, and untried men on our side, against veterans, this battle
will rank at least with, if not above, any event yet scored to the Confederate
credit in the military ledger.
rejoice that we hear no recriminations or discrimination about Georgians or
South Carolinians, or the relative merits of officers, or between different corps,
or companies, or arms of service--all cheerfully and thankfully report well for
all, and all join in special praises of the Georgians, not because any one was
surprised at their bravery, but because any new men on their side should and
would be very creditably praised ____ ____ coolness and steadiness than they _____.
[Transcribed by Sharon Strout]