Death of Mr. Dick Scruggs
GAFFNEY, S. C., R. 9, Sept. 30.—Another old Confederate soldier crosses over. Richard Scruggs, or Uncle Dick, as he was familiarly known, was stricken with paralysis on Friday night and died on Monday at 2 o’clock. He leaves three sons, one daughter, four brothers and several sisters to mourn his departure, his wife having died several years ago. He was born March 8, 1828, being at his death 82 years, 6 months and 18 days old. His birth place was on the southeast corner of the old Cowpens Battlefield. He died on the northwest corner of same battlefield. He served three years in the Confederate war in Haulcomb’s Legion. He was a son of Robert Scruggs and a nephew of Rev. Drury Scruggs. The funeral service was conducted by Rev. R. J. Tate and his remains were laid to rest in the cemetery at New Pleasant church on Tuesday. The pall bearers were: James Jolly, Robert Lawson, Mr. Cook, Thomas Jolly, R. P. Scruggs, William Lawson—all old Confederate soldiers. A large crowd attended the funeral, showing the high respect in which he was held.