Dr. Rawley Martin is seated at the center front of a group of Confederate veterans being honored by the Rawley Martin Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy, at a dinner in 1910 in Chatham, Virginia. (Photograph from Maud Carter Clement, War Recollections of the Confederate Veterans of Pittsylvania County, Virginia, Rawley Martin Chapter UDC, Chatham, Virginia, 1961, p. 77.
The photograph is also found in the Preston B. Moses Collection, printed in the Thursday, August 12, 1976 edition of the Star-Tribune. The caption as written by Preston Moses is: “These are Confederate veterans, gathered for a dinner in 1910 given in their honor by the Rawley Martin Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Seventh from the left is Col. Rawley Martin, hero of Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg. Pittsylvania men, in Armistead's Brigade, bore the brunt of the attack. This dinner is remembered by many more people than can boast a grandfather in the group, for it provided an oft-told tale: Nilla [Bennett] Tredway fell into the coffee vat.”
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