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THE XATTTNTAT, TBIBUSTE: WASHINGTON, D. C, MAECH 11, 1882.
For The Natiokai. Tbibetto.
by w. n. n.
Up the street, with measured trca4
Murch tlso Veterans; at their head
Fife ami drum corps; while above
Float the colors Veterans love.
Twenty years and more have (led
S'nct' our cars first heard thnt trend
Hmv tho shrill notes of the fifo
JNHirtcv! the drowsy land to life.
Yc-t it seems but yesterday
That our heroes inarched awny
M irohed away with courage high,
-welling hopfs and eager eye;
riarhetl away to face tho foo
Where the South winds softly blow,
Vhr-re tho summer eomcth soon
And 'tis always afternoon.
Then, a" now, the ieople cheered j
Fond heart., soon to be bereaved,
Ueat with martial ardor high
As that dear Blue lino swept by.
Ah ! it seemed a holiday
"When the Veterans marched away.
Now, as then, a shout is heard ;
Now, as then, the pulse is stirred,
When there echoes up tho street
Rythmic foot falls of their feet.
Keeping time with measured tread;
To the drum corps at tho head.
'Tis the same, yet not the same,
As thoe empty ranks proclaim
And those tattered colors show;
Softly speak, and whisper low I
For I felt the flamftig breath
Of the awful Angel, Dealh,
And I know therc.-comes a day
When they, too, must march away
Preparations for the Coming Hctmion at Balti
more Interview with General Boss.
The, approaching National Encampment of
tho Grand Army of the United States which"
isscmbles in Baltimore on tho 21st of Jnno will
prove an event of more than ordinary interest
in military circles. All tho indications point
to fe very large representation of tho Order from
tho East, North, and West, and judging from
;ho interest already aroused and activo man
ifested by tho special committee having in
ihargo the reception and entertainment of tho
quests, there is every reason for believing that
iho Eeunion will prove an occasion of much onr
toymont to all tho participants. Baltimore has
Jong been famous for tho hospitality of her
people as well as for tho graee and beauty of
her women and it is safe to assure the visitors
that there will bo nothing lacking in tho mat
ter of extending to them a warm welcomo and
hospitable entertainment during their sojourn
is the guests of tho Monumental City. Past
Srand Commander, General Wm. E. W. Boss,
h airman of the Executive Committee, with
Dol. Graham Dukehart, tho present commander,
Mid other leading members of the various Posts
romprising tho Maryland district, have been for
jome time busily engaged in arranging tho pro
gramme of ccrcsnonieE,and in order to ascertain
ivhat has been accomplished thus for in that
lirection a representative of TnE National
riuufjNE called upon General Ross in Balti
more to make somo inquiries on tho subject.
"What progress. General, has been mado for
the reception and entertainment of Baltimore's
guests in June?"
"Everything," ho replied, "is progressing
.atisfactorily and wo will bo propared to wel
come 'the boys' in handsome style. I havo
nncnHoii with tho owners of Uav Kidce. a '.nan-
jlar Tesort on the Chesapeake Bay, near An
aap'lin, and found thatwo can havo tho exclu
sive use of tho hotel, grounds, and steamers oT
:he line on the 21st of" June, the day appointed
or the meeting of the convention. We aro ar
::fi!ig for the reception and entertainment of
'join Vj.'K) to 10,000 guests during the week of
Jf f!j,:iujpmcnt. As chairman of tho Exccu
,i vc Gii.imitteo I have already been notified of
I.ii iiiti-niioii of thirteen Posts to visit us on
: opening day."
" V. tn'.-e wi . I the convention bo held ? "
" Probably at the Academy of Mtisic, which,
jo'i proba'Oy know, is one of the finest build-
:u- Iir such a purpose in tho United States.
4,t .b splendidly equipped and the ventilation
'h'.ynrlrvt and its acoustic properties unsur-
b-fcd, so that there vri 11 bo no discomfort from
aat or other causes. I am now busy cxtend-
jiig'lnvitations to Departments and Posts and
.n'pve many iirquiries as to the details of tho
D7KraniHio to be observed."
'"y.lJow will the guests be received?"
,"At the last meeting of tho Executive Com-
3iitce a committee composed of myself and
Messrs. Agnus, Dukehart, Sharklin, and Hay-
len. was appointed to wait upon prominent
iitbjensand bankers and request them to allow
ilie' use of their names as an honorary finance
jo'mihittce and to select a national bank as
zfcfosifCT of the committee. This I havo no
loubtvill bo done and all tho funds necessary
''About the hotels?"
."Wjcll, we will havo ample hotel accommo
lattpns. Already I ha'Vo addressed letters to
Inelproprietors oftho leading hotels asking
ihem "how many guests they can entertain and
fdnWieduction of rates they will make. There
aged be no apprehension of any overcharging
ir lack of accommodation. As soon as I re
usiye'the replies I will inform fho public of
ihe terms offered through the columns of The
. 'fWill there bo a reduction in railway fares? "
jn that respect we havo also taken all the
itepsnecessary. A letter has been addressed
to tho various railway companies notifying
ihem. that wo expect a very largo number of
risitprs and telling them that wo propose to
iffer such inducements as will attract a num
ber flf uniformed Posts from all parts of the
Spilh, East, and West, and asking to bo in
$rm'ed as early as possible what reduction in
tttcVwill be made for uniformed organizations,
liJdiilso what inducements they will offer to
iha-rancral public to visit Baltimore during
ihe Encampment. I feel assured that tho
arjous companies will make liberal reduc
tions." ,'And now about the programme?"
."Well, It has not been fufly prepared, but as
hr as possible I will giro ft to you. On the
mt day there will bo a grand parade of all the
Informed Posts, tho visiting organizations,
Ihd those comprising the District of Maryland,
md the display will be an imposing ono. This
vih be followed by a formal reception by tho
aovernor of the State, Hon. William T. Hamil
on.andtbcMayorlfcSaltimorc, ex-Senator Wm.
?inkney Whjto, together with tho ofliccrs of
die' Encampment. Later in tho day tho
uembers of tho Grand Lodge will bo taken
nta. splendid new steamer down tho Chesa
peake to Bay Bidge, and after introducing
Jfeiu to that popular Maryland 'bird,'
Ihe terrapin, and other toothsome dishes for
rhich our city is widely known, we will ron
Inwc the trip to Annapolis and visit the Naval
jftademy, returning by moonlight. This about
joniprisfes the opening day's programme and
7iat'fof the remainder of tho convention has
iot yet been fully decide upon. I havo ro
eived a letter from tho Committee on Hospi
ality of the Merchants' and Manufacturers'
Issociation proposing to co-oporato in recciv
pg ,and entertaining our visitors, and other
cjtding citizens are ateo manifesting an in
ereft in tho rercprion."
" Has any other feature been decided upon ?"
'Well, you might say that wo will havp a
Cnuip-fire' established at somo convenient
.(.hit in the (suburbs, accessible to railroad
iiics, lor the accommodation of visiting Posts.
:-vorrthi!) possible will be provided for their
4 "nre and comfort in th'at conucctioa."
Have yon anything of special interest from
V Uvjr-arrwifnc Commanders of tho States?"
"1 received to-day a communication from
- !iinl John M. Vanderslice, Department
....tnander of Pennsylvania, slating that
u.ur -.O-IO mcmbeis would visit Baltimore
i ...mi Philadelphia alone on tho day of the
rnd and making inquiries as to tho pro
Timmoto 1)0 obscrvcd,6Uch as are replica to
v she information just given you."
'"Will tho business men of Baltimore take
i active part in the reception of the visitors?"
" 's; 1 lccl assured that they will welcomo
'" horn cordially. I have addresscd.a letter to all
ho commercial bodies in tho city informing
hem that tho delegates to the Encampment
tro representative business men from all parts
i the country and expressing tho hope that
they will bo regarded as tho guests of the citi
zens of Baltimore rather than of tho Grand
Army. Our object in (tying thi3 is to correct
an erroneous impression that our organization
in .Maryland is not in perfect accorft with all
its'cltizens, no matter what their differences
of opinion may have been during tho war. As
I have said, tho Merchants and Manufacturers'
Association one of tho most influential com
mercial bodies has reported favorably upon
tho subject, and I expect in a few dayfto have
responses from all other business organizations
in tho city."
"Docs General Merrill 'approvo tho.arrange
ments as far as they have been perfected?"
"Yes; I saw liim in Baltimore "a day or
too ago and ho seemed gratified at what wo aro
"What is tho strength of the 0rd6r in Mary
land?'' "Wo have now twenty-two Posts in tho
State, all of them in a flourishing condition,
including seven in the city of Baltimore. Tho
aggregato membership is about 2,000."
The special committee will continuo their
meetings until all tho details of the programme
have been completed, and aa fast .as' outlined
the readers of The National Tribune will
bo kept thoroughly posted through its news
Other G. A. R. Matters.
Grand Army officers and members of Posts
will confer a favor by forwarding early intelli
gence of Reunions, Post meetings. Camp-fires,
changes of ofliccrs, &c.j in their rcspeotivo De
partments. A Grand Army Post was instituted in Bliss
field, Michigan, last week, to bo known as Scott
Post, No. 43.
Tho election of ofliccrs for tho now Post re
sulted as follows :
Post Commander, Dayton M. Packer; S. V.
C, C. J. Miller; J. V. C, H.M. Parker; Q. M.,
W. F. Rodgers", Surgeon, Isaac Kembcrllng;
Chaplain, L. C. Lathrop; O. T., B. B. French;
O. G., J. M. Robertson.
Tho following officers were appoincd by tho
Adjntant, A. A. Miller; Serg't Maj., John
Fuller; Q. M. Sorg't, W. G. Donaldson.
Tho following is tho list of officers installed
for tho ensuing year by Post 211, G. A. E., of
Factoryvillo, Penn. : Captain, E.J. Rico; P. C,
D.N. Mathewson; S. V. C, J. C. Gardner; J.
V. C, W. W. Smith; Adjutant, Geo. C. Green;
Q. M., S. H. Briggs; Snrgcon. John S. Mooro;
Chaplain, Rev. A. J. Cook ; O. D., 'C. B. Rey
nolds; O. G., M. N. Reynolds; Serg't Mjij., H.
N. Capwclh Q. M. Serg't, Wm. M. PoHam;
Color Sergeant, T. R. Armstrong; Ordnance
St:rgeant,rGWrgo llcddcn; Representative, J.
C. Gardner"; Altcrnato, S. IT. Briggs.
Wr. A. Robinson, tho new Department Com
mander of tho Grand Army of the Republic of
California, has issued General Orders No. 1,
making tho following staff appointments : G.
M. McCarthy, A. A. G. ; O. B. Oulverl A. Q. M.
G.: J. W.. Staples. Inspector,? Chas, E. Wilson,
Judge Advocate; Orrin Taber, Chief Mustor
ing Officer. Mr. Taber is Commander of Phil
Sheridan Post of this city and took an activo
part in niakinc tho lato military carnival a
success. San Jose Times.
G. A. R. ORDER.
Headquarters Dep't of New Hampshire,
Grand Army op the Rnrunuc,
liA&E Village, N. H., February 11, 18S2.
Ab. l. J
I. Having been honored with a re-election,
at tho annual Encampment hold at Portsmouth,
February 7th, and being duly installed into
oiSce, I continuo my duties as Commander of
this Department. During tho official year just
closed our membership has increased 401 and
three now Posts havo been organized. Wo now
number over 2,600 members in this Depart
ment, and with a continuanc6 of the zeal nian-
oAStf4iii tho past I confidently anticipate a
SUDStanuai incre.aso oi ims iaro nuiuucr.i:"'
ll. no loiiowmg named comrades navo Deen
' ercctMuSfficers for the ensuing year : 5
Sonior Vice Commander, Sowell D. Tilton,
Post 51, Fremont; Junior Vico" Commander,
Hiram G-. Sherman, Post 12, Claremont; Medi
cal Director, R. J. P. Goodwin, Post 3, Manches
ter; Chaplain, Daniel C. Roborts, Post 2, Con
cord. Council of Administration A. S. Twitch ell,
Post 59, Gorham; J. H. French, Post 31, Fish
crvillc; Adolph Nelson, Post 1, Portsmouth;
Charles B. Nichols, Post 35, Franklin Falls;
Augustus P. Home, Post 21, Salmon Falls.
Delegates to National Encampment to be
held at Baltimore in June:
Delegates A. B. Thompson, Post 2, Concord ;
M. T. Donohoe, Post 7, Nashua; Alvin Bur
leigh, Post 42, Plymouth; W. H. Weston, Post
Alternates C. W. Nichols, Post" 3, Manches
ter; A. J. Farrar. Post 37, Laconia; A. W. Ba
ker, Post 13, Lebanon; F. P. Cram, Post 2G,
III. Tho following staff appointments aro
announced and will be obeyed and respected
Assistant Adjutant General, Natt Shnckford,
Post 30, Lako Village; Assistant Quartermas
ter General, Edwin A. Badger, Post 30, Lako
Village; Inspector, Henry L. Wilkinson, Post
36, Laconia; Chief Mustering Officer, John C.
Linehan, Post 31, Fishervillc; Judge Advocate,
Henry 0. Kent, Post 1G, Lancaster; Chief of
Staff, George E. Hodgdon, Post 1, Portsmouth.
AidcB-de-Camp will be announced in subse
IV. General Orders, No. 13, from Natidnal
Headquarters, are hereby promulgated for tho
information of comrades in this Department.
Mautn A. JIaYNES,
Asst. Adjt. General.
RHODE ISLAND NOTES.
The subscriptions to the Burnsido memorial
monument arc coming in fast, thanks to bo
hard-working committee. Rhode Island's noblo
soldier needs no recommend. He was near tho
heart of every 3ne. It seems a great pnvilcgo
to contribute a mito to show their reepect lor
tho memory of the departed soldier.
Tho Annual Camp-firo of Battery A was held
at the armory on Benefit street on Thursday
evening, the 2d. Tent's were erected and every
thing dono to give the room the appearance of
a camp. Supper was served at 11 o'clock. Tho
invited guests included nearly all the promi
nent military officers of the State. Speeches
wero mado by Generals Dyer, Rhodes, and
Dennis; Majors Bliss, Arnold, and Smith.
Colonel Allyn sung songs and Captain li. L.
Hall gave somo Dutch recitations.
Tho Roxbnry Horso Gtiards havo accepted
the invitation of tho Providence Horse Guards
and will attend their military levee hero on
tho 22d instant.
A visit to Prescott PostNo. 1, on Friday
evening last found a good number it attend
ance. Their hall, tho finest G. A. R. hall h tho
State, is Tery tastily arranged. Over fifty war
pictures dscarato its walls. The Post is in fine
working order, and the new uniforms will com
pare with the best. Their transparency in front
of the hall is a fino affair.
General W. n. P. Stnre, lato Commander of
this Department, wo aTO glad to learn, is about
again, ana has so iar rccovoreu as to do at nis
Comrade William H. Dcrfee, of Newport, has
mado his account good to Lawton Post, G. A.
R. Tho deficiency was cxnggeratedt In the
first place it was less than $100.
Henry Rose, a soldier ,of tho lato war, was
fonnd dead in a lot near Cumberland. He was
about sixty years of ago, unmarried, and ad
dicted to drink.
Rumors aro already afloat of tho G. A. E.
going into camp for three days again this sum
mer. ? JJ. it. JN.
Post No. 114, G. A. R., Department of Penn
sylvania, presents two candidates:
1st. Comrade John F. Staunton, aged 31
years, will bo 32-October 24th; participated in
every battle of fho Sixty-seventh P. V. En
listed September 3d, 1S51, and served, three
2d. Comrade Charles Pierson, aged 30 years;
will bo 31 Jnly 26th. Enlisted as 2d class boy
in U. S. Navy January 29th, 1803, servol till
September 1, 1S6S. So says Pout and Cafop.
The Burvlvors of tho Twenty-third Pennsyl
vania volunteers will meet at Milton Hall, 102
Fairrnount avenue, Philadelphia, March, liih,
to mike preparations for tho Reunion.
Last week tho survivors of tho Thirty-ninth
Illinois (Yates Phalanx) held their fourth
Annual Reunion at Pontiac. Thcrp were be
tween fifty and one hundred representatives
of tho regiment in attendance, among them
Captain Al C. Swcetscr, J. R. Wiiite, E. B.
Hancock, A. B. Johnson, Georgo Riddle, J. R.
Corey, and WV.,F. Morley, of Bloomington;
Majo'r Mann, of Jolict; Captain Warncp, of
Rockford, and E. D. Conley, of Wilmington.
At tho business meeting James Hammon, of
Livingston county, was elected president;
E. D. Conley, of Will county, vice-president;
George Riddle, of McLean county, treasurer,
and W. II. Morley, of Do Witt county, secre
tary. Jtwas decided that thonext Reunion
bo held February 22, 1S63, at Farmer City.
In the evening a social gathering was held
which was enlivened by addresses, songs, rela
tion of anecdotes and incidents df the war,
Visiting comrades wero handsomely enter
tained by Fairbury Post, G. A. R., of Pontiac.
Tho Camp-firo was extingushed at a lato hour
to bo again kindle 1 -by thoso who survivo on
tho day indicated above.
FIRST NEW JERSEY BRIGADE.
Tho surviving veterans of this brigade will
hold ther first annual Reunion in Camden,
Now Jersey, on Wednesday, Juno 23, 1SS2, for
tho purpose of renewing Old associations and
roviving the friendship contracted during tho
momorablo days of battlo and camp life.
KIT CARSON AND CALIFORNIA JOE.
A reporter of tho Boston Herald lias been in
terviewing a Mr. Robert Patten, whom ho
styles "a comrade of Kit Carson and California
Joe." Mr. Patten, after relating somo of his
marvelous adventures up in tho Sioux country
under "General Smith," says:
"After thatwo went further west again, going
on to tho plains as far as Kansas, and thou
down to Texas, and while wo wero there I got
acquainted with Kit Carson and Old California
.Too. Carson had a very nico ranch down iu
Texas then. I havo read a great deal about
both of them, and somo of it I know was truo,
and a good deal wasn't. Wo wero together a
great deal out there years boforo tho war camo
on, and at that timo I was called ' the Missis
sippi Ranger.' Wo woro great friends, and
wero in many fights together. I can't just
now remember them all. Kit Carson and Old
Joe wore in tho war, and so was I, but wo were
not there together. Old Joo was killed at tho
first battle of Bull Run, and Kit Carson served
through tho war as a scout, a part of the time
under General McClcllan,and then camo homo
and died out on tho plains."
If Mr. Patten keeps out of "range" of tho
truth throughout hisCnarrativo as well as ho
has succeeded in doing in tho few lines quoted
above, wo concedo his right to tho titlo con
ferred upon him " out there " so many years ago.
For any man having tho intimacy ho claims
with tho parties mentioned must bo aware of
tho following facts: First, that Kit Carson did
not servo as a scout during tho war, but as
colonel of tho First Now Mexican volunteers,
and afterwards of tho First Cavalry, tho former
regiment having boon raised in and about Saata
Fe, N. M.,in Carson's homo, July, 1SG1; that
ho was promoted to be a brigadier-general end
was ono of tho last officers mnstercd out of tho
volunteer servico in 1SG6, and that ho never
served under General McClcllan or east of tho
Mississippi. Second, that " California Joo" vas
not killed at tho first Bull Run, as any member
of tho Army of tho Potomac who was upon
tho Peninsula in 1862 well knows, and that up
to a few years ago, at least, tho renowned sharp
shooter of tho Yorktown trenches was living
in California, his fbrrritr home. Mr. Patten is
evidently "away off" his reckoning, or .elso
Ifrcifcradmanihas failed to report him coim
rcctly. Which is it?
Tho ox-soldiers of Dickinson county, Iowa,
recently held a meeting at Spirit Laki, at
which tho organization of a veteran associition
was decided upon. Steps wero also taken look
ing to a Reunion at somo time during tho
coming summer or fall of all tho ex-soldiers in
that vicinity. Thero was quite a largo attend
ance, and tho meeting adjourned until tho
ISth, when tho organization will bo completed
and a plan for future action decided upon.
A representative of tho advertising dernrt
ment of this paper visited tho now mammoth
Piano and Organ factory of Daniel F. Bcstty,
at Washington, New Jersey, a few days sinco
and thus speaks of tho gigantic enterprise:
"Leaving Now York, foot of Barclay street,
a run of two hours brought us to tho city mado
famous by its prcsout Mayor, Hon. Daniel F.
Beatty, who owns and controls ono of tho most
extensivo and well organized factories on this
hemisphere, whore is manufactured his well
known and highly prized pianos and organs.
"Our party was met by his private coach
(run to all tho principal trains for tho solo ac
commodation of his visitors) and driven direct
to tho factory, where we, in a hurried manner,
took a run through tho acres of floor in tho
now factory devoted to tho manufactnro of his
celebrated instruments. Wo could hardly
rcalizo that this indomitablo man had within
five months been burned out entire, and these
immenso structures had been erected and put
in operation sinco, and aro now turning out
thirty musical instruments a day, which wo
wero assured would bo doubled in thirty days
and trebled in ninety, for it must bo rerrcm
bered that tho final finish on instruments in
this new factory had but just begun. If thoso
who have spoken disparagingly of Mr. Beatty
could look at these enormous works, as wo did,
common justico would demand retraction for
all fhey ever said.
"Tho treatment received from tho proprietor
and tho facilities given to look thoroughly into
his business showed an cntiro confidence in
himself, his system and his instruments. At
the well-known Beatty Building, in tho heart
of tho city, ho has the most magnificent and
well arranged suites of offico rooms on tho
continent, and 'busy, intelligent, and polito
managers, correspondents, and clerks atttst to
-tho perfect system necessary to tho transac
tion of such a mammoth establishment. Wo
listened to tho music of tho Beethoven Organ,
now being sowell advertised, for nearly an
hour. Tho instruments were taken at random
from tho lot, and wo never heard better,
sweeter toned reed organs than each proved to
be; and it is yet a complcto wonder to us how
such a magnificent instrument, in appearance,
in tone, and in variety, can bo mado for.any
thing liko tho money ho asks for it. Wo can
see how upon such a scale, selling direct to tho
consumer and having perfect organization, Mr.
Beatty can outdo all competitors, but that they
should bo outdone to tho extent they aro, Is
yet a mystery. Success to Mayor Beatty and
his efforts accomplished in bringing these
instruments within tho reach of all."
Wells' Health Rcnower absolute euro for
nervous debility and weakness of tho genera
tive functions. $1 'at druggists. Propaid by
express $1.25j? 6 for $5. E. S. Wells, Jersoy
City, N. J.
New, quick, complcto euro in four days.
Urinary affections, smarting, frequent or diffi
cult urination, kidnoy disoases. $1 at drug
gists. Prepaid by express $1.25; Gfor$5. E. S.
Wells, Jersey City, N. J.
Tho offer of tho Electiuc Pad Manufac
turing Company of Brooklyn, N. Y., in our
adyjrtising columns is ono which invalids
cannot afford to overlook. We aro assured
that tho Company is entirely responsible and
will perform all they proratao,
A NEW G. A. R. POST.
A new Post was formed at Sandwich, Mass.,
on Friday, tho 3d of this month. A goodly
number of tho soldiers of the late war met in
Hunt's Hall for orcanization and installation.
The following wero choseu and mustered in by
Chief Mustering Officer of Department of
Massachusetts, Comrade Alfred C. Monroe,
assisted by Comrade Chipman, of Brockton
Post: Commander, S. W. Hunt; S. V. C, B. F.
Chamberlain; J. V. C, J. F. Cunningham;
Adjt., J. D. Foster; Q. M., S. H.Nye; Sergt.,
J. H. Stevens; Chaplain, Samuel Chipman;
O. D., B. H. Hamlin ; O. G., G. L. Hines; S. M.,
J. M. Perry; Q. M. S., Aug. Hoi way.
They voted to call their new Post tho Charles
Chipman Post, 132. Captain Chipman enlisted
in Company D, Twcnty-ninthHassachusetts.
On December 13, 1861, he was promoted to
major. Later ho was transferred to tho Four
teenth New York, and was killed August S,
1S6 1, befdro Petersburg. " For what ho was and
all ho dared remember him to-day." D. H. N.
On tho 22d tho Tenth Battery O. V. A. held
its first Reunion at Springfield. '.This battery
was organized early in 1SG2, at Camp Lowe,
and was originally intended as an attach
ment to the Seventy-fourth O. V. I., organized
about tho samo time. It was recruited in
Greene, Clark, Champaign, Logan, and Fayette
counties, and was attached to Gen. Hurlbut's
division Seventeenth A. C, and under him
saw its first servico at Pittsburg Landing, in
April, 1862, losing in that bloody contest,
within a montii from muster-in, sixteen men
'killed and forty-three horses.
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CAMPAIGNS OF THE CIVIL WAR,
""Wecnn only call attention hero onco more to
the excellent plan of this new history of the wnr,
and the fidelity ami care with which tho several
writers have performed their tasks. . . . That
which has been now done by tho authors of' Tho
Campaigns ' will never need to be dono again."
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Will be published Feb. 15.
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U.S.A., and late Maj.-Gen. U. S. V., commanding
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John G. Nicolay, lisq., Private Secretary to
President Lincoln, late Consul-Generalto Franco,
" Tho account of tho battle of Bull Bun is in
every way admirable ; In fact, we believe it to bo
tho clearest and most concise account of tho battlo
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II. FKOM FORT HENRY TO CORINTH.
By the lion. M. F. Force, Justice of the Superior
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Bvt. Maj.-Gen. U.S.V., etc.
" It is not too much to say that General Force has
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of tho details of the campalgni of which he treats
than arc contained In any uiher volume of war
history yet Issued. Ills style is plain and con
densed." Cincinnati Daily Uazctle
III. THE PENINSULA. By Alexander S.
Webb, LL.D., President of the College or the City
of New York, Assistant Chief of Artillery, Army
of the Potoninc, 1861- 02, General Commanding
Second Division, second Corps, etc.
"Tho Peninsula movement ... Is now re
told, briefly, compactly, succinctly, and with a
sedulous impartiality, worthy alike of tho noblo
army engaged, and tho splendid soldier who led
It." The Philadelphia Times.
IV. THE ARIVIY UNDER POPE. By John C.
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Massachusetts, tuo Massachusetts Historical So
" From beginning to end Mr. Ropes displays an
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V.-a-IIE'ANTIETAI AND FREDERICKS
BURG. By Francis Winthrop Palfrey, lato
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Gen. U.S.V., etc.
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his ideas iu clear lan-
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By Henry M. Cist, Brevet Brigadier-General U.
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Secretary of tho Interior of tho United States,
Mnj.-Gen. U. S. V.,etc.
From Sherman's first advance into Georgia in
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Surrender of Johnston, including also tho opera
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Chief of Engineers; Chief of Staff, Army of, the
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Covering the Virgipia Campaigns of 1861 and
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E.E.L., Ashlaxd, Ills. General O. O. How
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T. J. M., Sioux Falls, Dakota. Yon ought
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J. D., Pittsford, N. Y. Thero is no law
providing land for services during tho war of
tho rebellion. Under tho general homestead
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credited with the timo served, in tho army ;
that is, if ho served threo years during the war
ho will only havo to livo on tho land two
years, instead of five, to get title.
L. E. D., Addison, N. Y. Wo do not think
Congress will estond tho arrears act at the
present session. A bill to do so has been intro
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H. A. H., Anoka, Minn. There is no more
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jointly entitled to pay and bounty due 3 de
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2. Information of Harvey Lemon, Company D,
Ono Hundred and Seventeenth U. S- C. T.,
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Haines, Eodnoy Pridham, late of Company
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U.S. Infantry. Last heard from Bay City,
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Price, William Clemens, all of Company G
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