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INDIAN WARS AND PIONEERS OF TEXAS.
killed, almost within a moment of each other. The
picture is a gift of Mr. Wm. Eckhardt, who was of
Company K., in the same regiment with Mr. McKinney
and who now resides at Yorktown in this
State. It is a life-like likeness and Mr. McKinney
esteems it beyond money or price. Mr. Wm.
Eckhardt possesses Gen. Cleburne's photograph
from which he had made several large photos and
portraits, one he sent to Camp Magruder and
received the following graceful acknowledgment:
TEXAS, May 18, 1895.
"' MR. WM. ECKHARDT,
"DEAR SIR AND COMRADE: Camp Magruder,
United Confederate Veterans, has directed me to
acknowledge the receipt of the handsome portrait
of Gen. Pat Cleburne, which you sent us and to
convey our hearty thanks to you for same. You
can understand better than I can express the feelings
with which we took on the likeness of this hero
of many battles, who with A. P. Hill, W. J. Hardee
and others of the same class, did sturdy military
work in all its forms, with comparatively no reward
but a sense of duty well done. Such men were
subordinates throughout the war, yet they earned
for their superiors the fame which the latter enjoy.
They were typical representatives of the real Southern
soldier who fought not for money or for other
wealth, nor for fame, but for principles, and whose
self-denial and self-sacrifice knew no limits in support
of those principles. In the case of Gen.
Cleburne, patriotism received at Franklin the highest
offering that man can give and the wail of grief
that then arose from lovers of brave manhood all
over the South has not yet died out. You could
not have done us a greater favor or honor than you
have conferred in providing us with this lasting and
vivid reminder of Southern courage and every good
soldierly quality as personified in Gen. Pat. Cleburne;
God bless him.
"P. H. POTT,
Mr. Wm. Eckhardt has also his honorable discharge
from the Confederate military service,
dated October 20th, 1864, thus making up a war
record of which any man may feel proud and which
his posterity will no doubt appreciate as a priceless
heritage, and as a monument to valor and
patriotism more enduring than marble and which
neither death nor time can efface. After returning
from the war Mr. Wm. Eckhardt did the buying
for his father's business which soon became one of
the largest in that section of the country. After
his father's death in 1868, his mother formed a
partnership with her two oldest sons, Robert and
William, as before stated, under the firm name of
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