At a meeting of the Greenwood Minute Men, on Saturday last, a subscription list was opened, and six hundred dollars subscribed in a few minutes, towards the purchase of arms, if necessary, for the company and for other purposes. Should the state fail to provide arms and equipments for her Minute Men, this Company is resolved to arm themselves in the defence of their homes and institutions. The Silver Grays, (honorary members of the corps,) were among the foremost and most liberal in this patriotic duty.
The Greenwood corps is now fully organized and numbers more than sixty effective men.
— Published in The Abbeville Press, Abbeville, South Carolina, Friday Morning, November 9, 1860, p. 2