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 - SEVENTEEN EDTlfSlf County's Quota Was Eighteen...
SEVENTEEN EDTlfSlf County's Quota Was Eighteen One Goes To Camp Lee From , , Pennsylvania. CALL MADE FOR MEN GOING 2ND Appropriate Exercises At Court House ; Morns Makes Address. With the colored band playing "Onward Christian Soldiers" and vAuId Lang Syne," not to mention other airs, hundreds of colored people, as well as many white, gathered at the Chesapeake and Ohio station this morning to bid the seventeen colored draftees 1 farewell as they started on the first lap of their Journey to "Get The Kaiser." At the court house shortly before train time the men gathered, after receiving instructions from the local board, and heard a brief but patriotic address by Attorney James M. Morris. Rev. J. A.. Brown presided at the court house exercises and Rev. E. W. Hollands offered a prayer. Rev. R. C. Pannell, on behalf of the colored Red Cross auxiliary, presented the men with two large baskets filled with a lunch for each man and fruits. At the C. .& O. station Abe Walters distributed a carton of cigarettes a-mong the drafted men, giving "smokes" to the boys from Rockingham county, fifteen en route to Camp Lee, as well as to those from Augusta Augusta's quota in this call was- eighteen men, seventeen of whom left during the , morning, the last man on the list, Walton O. Lee, going to camp from Pennsylvania. Those who left for Camp Lee Liberty for order of the the ill

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  1. The News Leader,
  2. 26 Apr 1918, Fri,
  3. Page 1

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