Manuscript Collection

Commencement Exercises Of The South Carolina Military Academy- Accession 1300 - M644 (698)

Title

Commencement Exercises Of The South Carolina Military Academy- Accession 1300 - M644 (698)

Files

Identifier

Accession 1300 - M644 (698)

Inclusive Dates

1903

Restrictions

Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

44 pieces

Language

English

Scope and Content Note

This collections consists of publication titled, Commencement Exercises Of The South Carolina Military Academy: Sermon By Rev. Francis W. Gregg (Class 1894) June 28th, 1903 and Address By General Edward McCrady June 30th, 1903 published in Charleston, SC by Walker, Evans & Cogswell Co., Printers in 1903.

The Baccalaureate Sermon delivered by Reverend Francis Whitlock Gregg (1873-1958) was held at the Winthrop College Chapel in Rock Hill, SC on June 28, 1903. Rev. Gregg was a pastor at First Presbyterian Church of Rock Hill, SC and the Gregg Chapel was named in his honor. The sermon deals with the difference between being rich and leading a rich life. He argues that life should be dedicated to servicing God and preparing for the afterlife. He also relates a story of when he was a cadet in 1894 when he and the rest of the Citadel Cadets marched from Rock Hill through Tirzah to Yorkville, SC. From there they marched to Kings Mountain to pay their respects. On the 20 mile march back to Yorkville they were overcome by a storm and were forced to take refuge at Bethany Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church.

The second address is by General Edward McCrady, Jr. (1833-1903) which focuses on the love one has for their home country and home state, arguing that a man will always love his state more than his country. He relates this idea to the history of South Carolina, which gave its residents a unique identity set apart from the rest of the United States. Gen. McCrady served in the Confederate Army during the American Civil War with the 1st Regiment, South Carolina Volunteers and rose to Lieutenant Colonel. He later served in the South Carolina House of Representatives and was appointed Major General of the South Carolina Militia.

Provenance

Transferred from Special Collections.

Copyright

For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.

Commencement Exercises Of The South Carolina Military Academy- Accession 1300 - M644 (698)

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