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NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON, D. 0., JULY 22, 1882.
OUR SOLDIERS' COLUM.
SPEAKS A FEW PLAIN
TO CONGRESSMEN. .
Tiin the Soldier Iojioscs lo Snpport at Htc Tolls.
Speaker Keifor in the ".Tar Claims of Kx-
rriKfltirrs of War for Pensions The
Jfr.tional Tribune- Declared lo
lie ''The Paprr for (he
A WOKI TO COXGHEPSMEN.
To iho Editor Satjoxat. Tkiiiun::
When the war commenced the whole pcoplo
at the North, with a unanimity never witnessed
in any part of the world before, voluntarily
roso to amis, hut it must bo recollected at the
simc timo that these pcoplo did not leave their
quiet firesides and happy homes and go down
South at their own option. They-did not be
take themselves to the "Laud of Dixie" on any
wild-goose chase or quixotic expedition. They
eet their faces hi that direction in obedience to
the orders of the President of the United States,
to vjthold Oie Flag, and maintain the laic, where
the supremacy of the law had been both defied
If it is still claimed by chronic croakers that
those of our soldiers who performe'd this service
had thoir lot cast in pleasant places, let them
conjure up and ask the ghosts of the sliin ; ask
those who returned shattered in limbs, feeble
in body, and almost imbecile in mind; ask the
widows and orphans, whose sole protectors, in
thousauds of instances, rotted in a prison pen
and wore then Hung in a ditch, a
Talk as wc will, assert ind asseverato to the
contrary as wo may, there still remains the
startling and indubitable fact that the Govern
ment, if ever so willing, can never fully requite
the soldier for all that lie has done and suffered
durjng tho recent war. It is so colossal in iis
proportions that it cau neither be weighed,
measured, or computed by any process known
to man. Tho Omnipotent alone can compass
or fathom it.
This matter of Government assistance by
way of pensions to those who received injury
or pcrninucnt debility while engaged in the
service during the late rebellion is being looked
into recently by quite a number whom it will
"be hard to silence or put down, and who have
hitherto maintained a stubborn silenco on the
subject over since the war.
If our members of Congress are wise in their
day suid generation, they will look not upon
the soldier with contempt, neither will they
frown upon him any more, for lo aud behold
lie has a vote! .
Close watch should be kept on this obstruct ivo
clement, which pervades to a cortain extent
both branches of our national Congress; the
shoep should be separated from the goats, and
the righteous from the ungodly ; or, in other
words, let us see aud know, by their votes and
thoir acts, who understands this question fully,
and will render unto C;esar what belongs to
Cicsar,and unto the soldier all that is his due.
35. Cornell, Co. 1, 1st X. J. Cav.
Easletox, "Wis., July 12.
FOR WHOM THE SOLDIER WILL VOTE.
To the Editor National Tribune: 1 1 u
Another Congressional clectiou is approach
iug, and soon we shall begin to hear aspirants
making speeches and telling what great; things
they will do if they arc elected. They are sure
t call upon the soldiers for thejr voles:
wiuVtrtll them they aro going to
bounty bill through, and are going to int:
and snstnin measures that will enable each
every one to receive just compensation for his
sen-ice. Over and over again have these prom-1
eos been made, and they have been broken as
often. I do nut wish to condemn everybody,
for some hare done all in their power, and we
are well aware who they are. Tho men who
have stood up -so manfully for the soldiers'
rights aro the men wc should stand by. Now,
comrades, let, nsv.'ing the political cannon
into positionjand throw sach tremendous bomb
shells' into tho ranks of the promise-breakers
that not one of them-will ever be hcavd in the
tails of Congress again.,
J. Shores, 02d 111. Yols.
speaker kkifee in the war.
To the Editor National Tribune:
I received my first copy of your valuable and
interesting paper April 29, and my eye first
rested on tho article headed "An Incident of
Goneral Koifer's War Eecord." I have a dif
foront version of the event, and it may be of
interest to some of your readers.
Tho morning of the Gth of April, 3SG.", Major
Gcneral II. G. Wright received orders to report,
-with his command, to Major-Gencral Phil.
Shoridau. It appeared that Sheridan had se
lected the Sixth Corps for this special day's
Wc closely followed the retreating confed
erates until they had crossed Sailor's Creek,"
where they'threw up hasty and light rifie-pits
just in the edge of a wood ; this left" Sailor's
Creek" in a little valley like, whiffli separated
us from tho enemy. The hill on cither side
was about equal, but on both sides of the creek
it was very marsh, wet, and muddy. The
corps was marching on this day with tho Thin!
division in front, consisting of only two brig
ados, one of which was General Kcifcr's. As
General Wright came up with the head of his
corps he met General Sheridan, who immedi
ately gRYC him orders. to push his command
over the creek and engage the enemy. General
Wright quietly remarked : "llad we not better
wait until the corps comes up?" Sheridan,
knowing his own plans best, replied, "Shove
over what you have got, and the rest as they
come up." Wright immediately placed his ar
tillery in position on the brow of the hill oppo
site tho enomy, and opened his guns, at the
same time giving orders to the Third division
(only two brigades) to cross over and dislodge
the enomy. The order was quickly obeyed,
but the enemy in their rifle-pits were too much
for thorn, and many were driven back. During
this time Sheridan had sent his cavaly around
in the enemy's rear, knowing that when tho
whole of tho corps came up there would be hot
and short Work. And so it proved. The corps
passed over and dislodged and drove tho enemy
before than. There was a sudden lull imme-
diately aftor the fight, and General Keifer
who resembled much, at that time, a confed
erate officer, he having worn, it was said, in
that fight a short gray jacket advanced to tho
edge of tho wood, where he was recognized,
anil, as report had it, was forced to retire
hastily. He was much angered, knowing that
tlto fight was over. He immediately called
upon a captured confederate to advance alone
into the woods, and to tell them he would give
theai just live minutes to march out and sur
render, or he would open his artillery upon
ttoren. The captured prisoner was loth lo com
ply with the order, but General Kcifcr's "mad
was up," aud lis went. Ik a few moments aftor
he had cached the wood a column of men was
seen .".ling out iri fair order, which proved lo
be IIk naval hrigr.de, which a week before com
posed the crr'Watul officers that manned tho
rebel gunboat -m the James Eiver. They had
jxcverboou inVight, and wore o;ily followers
of-tiic confederate army, and had not been
inajjhi',enuRinfcd with the surrender. But they
diu'Boi.all file out and surrender, for that eveu-
. - 4
about 9 o'clock, as 1 was endeavoring to
find tho corps headquarters, I came upon a
citizon-clcrk of the quartermaster's department,
who hailed mo and quietly informed me that
he had in his charge, or had picked up, six con
federate officers; that they acted as if lor.t, and
he wanted me to relieve him. I conducted
these otKcors to Captain Kusscll, the provost
marshal of First division. They proved to be
quite young men midshipmen, perhaps, of tho
confederate naval brigade. That night wc had
four or fivo general ofiiccrs at our headquarters
to supper, Licutcnant-General Ewell being the
ranking officer. I remember well that when
General "Wright went to call Ewcll to supper
lie found him in tears. Wright immediately
said: "Tut, tut, Ewcll, come and have some
thing to cat." Ewell replied: "1 would give
my life to save the rest of my command." This
is the story as told that night all over the Sixth
Corps. J might add that Ewell came near
losing his life while looking for an officer of
equal rank to surrender to. I will add for tho
information of thoso who do not know that the
remains of Major-General John Sedgwick lie
buried in this quiet Now England town.
W. D. G.,
Formerly Clerk for Provost Marshal,
.Sixth Corps Headquarters.
Cornwall, Coxn.. July r.
NO BETTER TAPER TRINTED.
To the Editor" National Tribune:
Permit me to say that thcro is no better paper
printed in the United States .than The Trib
une. It gives all tho news and fights nobly for
the old soldier and his rights. When I sub
scribed for it last fall I had no means to pay for
it. 1 told a friend what I thought of tho paper,
and he, who never was a soldier, but a soldier's
friend, said to me: "If you want it here is the
money."' That is the way I came to be a sub
scriber. To-day I would not be without if I
had to beg the money by the penny. I hope it
may ever wave and secure a million subscrib
ers, and that very soon. But let all soldiers
and soldiers' friends rally to the standard of
Tite National Tribune with their subscrip
tions, and to the polls with their votes for such
men as are fighting at present for the soldiers'
rights, aud when election time conies say, "you
were good and faithful to your duty, and you
must go back to Congress again: " and to those
who are against the soldier and his rights put
a black spot on them and say, "you cannot bo
re-elected." Put them thero and keep them
there, aud by the aid of your paper, with tho
soldier and his friends, the work will be done.
I hope Congress will give General Vr. AV. Dud
ley all the force and money he needs to put the
work through ; he is the right man in the right
place. Comrades send on your subscriptions to
The National Tribune, the soldiers' advo
cate and friend. May it never die! It is doing
glorious work for tho soldier. Ever your
friend, F. C. Woi.r.
Lewistown, Pa., June 2.
pensioning ex-prisoners of war.
To the Editor National Tribune :
Pour in the shot and shell. As a subscriber
to The Tribune, I think it the best advocate
of soldiers' rights that I ever read. I sec that
several bills have been presented in Congress
to pension those that were in rebel prisons.
How long will we have to wait until they act
on them ? As for myself, I know from experi
ence and truly believe that thero is not one
living to-day that was confined in Andcrson
villo six months that is an able-bodied man.
jJWq had to lay thero exposed to all the. tor---?
nrcs of that hell on earth-if' tTicro ever 'was
anything to compare to it history fails to de
scribe it because the exchangepf prisoners wa
played out. 1 think it nothing-more than just
arfil right that wo-should havcji snialLPjiarji of
in tho rebel pens for nine montlis, and the most
of that time in Andersonville. There is no
tongue or pen that can describe tho suffering
that we had to endure; to live on one meal a
day, and that not half what you could eat; no
one knows the suffering except those that were
there. God speed the day when all who suf
fered so may receive a pension. Let it be what
it will, it will never half pay for what wo en- I
durcd; but if wo never get a cent, thank God
we accomplished what wc set out to do, and our
Government still stands.
J. A. Cochran, Co. C, HGth 111. V. I.
Assumption, III., June 19.
PENSION CLAIMS IN CONGRESS.
To the Editor National Tribune:
I w:is ovcrwhelmned with joy when I read
Colonel Joyce's speech in your issue of June 21.
I wish that every ex-soldier couid read tho
speech and learn who was his friend in Con
gress. I wish to God that there were more
Congressmen like .Colonel Joyce. Every cx
soldicr should look to such men sis Colonel
Joyce, Bcnj. Lefcvre, and the Editor of The
National Tribune. Let us, brother soldiers,
keep such men in Congress as will help us poor
soldiers to get our dues that the Government
promised to the Boys that saved this Union.
Thero is money enough in the United States
to pay every soldier and sailor. If soldiers will
watch next November who is going to run for
Congress, and cast their votes for such men as
the Editor of The Tribune, Colonel Joyce, and
Benj. Lefcvre, and keep such men in Congress,
every soldier will bo paid his just dues, now
standing from ten to fifteen years. Give Colo
nel W. W. Dudley all the clerks necessary to
push claims with satisfactory proof. I will a&k
God to bless Colonel Joyce aud his helpers in
Congress in this world and in the future world.
1 am glad, brother soldiers, that we have got
Euch friends that will look to our interest. If
General U. S. Grant wsis, or would have been,
like Colonel Joyce, thousauds of claims. would
have been settled long ago. 1 never can sup
port such a man as Central U. S. Grant. We
all know his veto on the soldiers' pensions. I
would not do without The Tribune for twice
the subscription price. Yours truly,
Oh as. M. Peterson, Co. D,Slst O.Y.I.
Spencerville, O., July o.
soldiers' land warrants.
To tho Editor National Tribune:
Tho law allowing one year's residence on
land, which gives to tho ex-soldier of the war
full title, is certainly o'f no earthly uso to thou
sands with one arm, or ono leg, or one eye, or
without both; it is simply an insult, and tan
talizing. What is due to us, and what we want,
is simply a warrant for our 1G0 acres, so that
we may disposo of it to he best advantage to
ourselves. I am sure a little ready cash will be
the means of doing moro good for the ex-soldier
than any other way, and such an act of Con
gress should be passed now, not in two, five, or
ten years from now, when most of us will bo
dead. Arcry respectfully,
John 0. Kline.
Bath, N. Y., July 5. .
WANTS TO SEE IT IN EVERY HOUSEHOLD..
To the Editor National Tribune:
Enclosed find $1 for subscription for one year
to The National Tribune. One week ago
to-day I sent you a subscriber for a year who
is not a soldier, and neither is the writer of this.
Bub your paper is such as tho soldier and all
who aro, anxious that justice and equality
should rulp this Nation ought to read, and
many who aro not now in condition to spare
the $1 may soon be, when I hope to sec your
valuable journal scattered all over tho United
States and a copy of the same iu every house
hold. Respectfully yours,' S. Fuller.
Sandwich, 111., July 3.
shovbtSo the surplus fundsthataflrma(lft!Wffltfni?"wuw,wret-Lu-w , wc rpocynuy,
roOafSb Lincoln, Mrs. Garfield, Genorjil Grant, and 3oun-- ; . ULnsiAniiKK
w ? t t- r . iit wT
ar.dJ others. It was my misfortunoVo bo confined -"-" ll,, xa., jiu a. -r Jt
A word for the "common" soldier.
To the Editor National Tribune:
I do not know when my time expires for
your paper, but when -it does I am ready to
send again if it takes tho last cent I have got.
I like tho sentiments yon express, but it makes
mo mad to read somo of the things Congress is
doing making appropriations for everything
but the soldier. Well, I suppose Congressmen
think the war is over, and they have no further
use for the soldier; but they still honor tho
oiiiccrs and those they think havo any influ
ence in politics. Congress is making appropri
ations for that class all the lime, aud when one
of them dies they give tho widow a fortune to
start with. When an officer is pensioned " wiiy
does ho receive a larger pension than a common
soldier according to his disabilitcs? Is he any
better, or did he perform a greater amount of
service while in the army?" I think neither,
because he always had a body-guard to protect
him, and tlic common soldier faced tho music.
Of course, there arc exceptions. The common
soldier, as a general rule, was and is more
needy. Congress gives to them that do not
need any more, and lets those who need it go
without. Yours truly, Elias Allen,
Co. M, 4th Wis. Cav.
Nashua, Iowa, June 1-1.
bound, to have it.
To the Editor National Tribune:
I entered tho service of my country at the
age of 33 years, without ever having known
disease or pain except dyspepsia, in the fall and
winter of 1863-'Gi. In Alabama and Georgia I
contracted rheumatism, which has increased in
virulence until I am vary nearly disabled from
tho performance of labor. Three years ago I
applied for a pension. I was not treated for
rheumatism as such iu the service. I procured
tho affidavit of my examining surgeon and
regimental surgeon that I was sound and able
bodied when I entered tho service, and by three
good credible witnesses that I was laid up un
able to work, because of rheumatism, the same
month I came home from the service. The
physician who treated me when I was laid up
with it died four or live years ago. My claim
was rejected because 1 could not prove that I
was treated for rheumatism while in the service
by. my surgeon, and medical evidence that I
was treated immediately after I returned home.
It looks to me as though the Pension Office ad
ministers a kind of chop logic justice, where
one claimant must prove the minutest points,
(reasonable points should be sustained to pre
vent fraud,) while another claimant can pro
cure a large amount of money as pension on his
own personal affidavit alone. Such a case did
happen here within three miles of this place.
Beasou aud justice are virtues seldom practiced
in high places. I shall open my claim again,
and continue to do so as often as it is rejected
while I live, aud when I am dead, if I havo
not had it, my wife, if alive, will prosecute it.
My claim is a just one, and in accoidancc with
tho promises of the Government to mo when T
entered the service and the pension laws. I
am justly entitled to it, and by tho Eternal I
am going to have it sometime, and no whining
or mincing about it cither. I will haunt them
in time and eternity both if they don't givo
me justice. W. II. Cornell.
Cedar Springs, Mich., Juno 17.
delighted with the national tribune.
To the Editor National Tribune:
Enclosed find $1 as subscription for your valu
able paper. JJave received two copies and am
very much delighted with.it; in fact, -I think
it should'be read by every soldier, besides peo
ple generally, as there is moro good and.yaluv
able information obtained fronrilur amount
of money invested than anytlving in tho lino
BY ALL ODDS THE BEST.
To' the Editor National Tribune :
I enclose $2 for two now subscribers. I beg
to jnto that 1 will do all I can to extend the
circulation of The National Tribune. It is
by all odds the best soldiers' paper published;
in fact, it is just what is needed, and has only
got to bo known to bo appreciated. Wishing
you all tho success you deserve, I am yours in
F. C. &, L., George T. Graham.
West Milton, N. Y., July 5.
. "WHAT ONE COMRADE CAN DO.
To the Editor National Tribune :
Enclosed find draft for $9 for so many now
subscribers for ono year. The National
Tribune is the best soldiers' paper I ever saw
as yet, and all tho soldiers I have ever heard
say anything about it share in tho same opin
ion.' If I had timo lo make a general canvass
for it I could thribble the, list in a short timo.
Each man of tho above nihc-camo.to my place
of business and requested mo to send for them.
I will try and send moro names soon. Yours,
in F. C. & L., E. McElvain.
DuQuoin, 111., July 0.
THE TAPER FOR THE PEOPLE.
To the Editor National Tribune:
While tho Government is genero'is in somo
"respects to tho soldiers who defended tho coun
try, yet thero is a class entirely ignored tho
prisoners of war. Their sufferings is tho dark
est page in tho history of the rebellion, and yet
when a bill comes before the committee thero
seems to bo no action om&TT the committee
had been prisoners for even one week instead
of weary months thoy would ,be more prompt
in their work to compensate men for their suf
ferings. Now, in tile name of the Nation that
they helped to save, why don't Congress pass
some bill for thoif relief? Tlierc aro few of
them living to-day, and not one in a hundred
can earn titty cents a day. I receive your paper
regularly, and itsr-Hmo better than any paper
1 ever saw. It in just tho paper, that every
person should take, ex -soldier or not. Hoping
to send some subscribers soon, I remain yours,
with respect, James Varley, ,-.
-i Co. K, 11 th N. Y. Yols.
STERLING VILLE. JuJV 3. hH.
MORE THAN PLEASED
To the Editor National Tribune:'
Enclosed find S-i for new subscribers, which
makes twelve or thirteen that I havo sent you,
and I wish it was thirty, but I shall continuo
the work until all the Post subscribes. Those
that have received the pwner are more than
pleased with it, as it not only gives information
of interest to tho G. A. R. hoys, but keeps us
posted on national matters. I wish all tho
(f. A. 1. boys wouId-STsbacribe at once, as it is
the onl paper that has tno courage and stam
ina to stand out boldly and advocate the rights
that justice demands for tho soldier. I hope
you may prosper, and succeed in obtaining
100,000 subscribers. "My motto is help to thoso
that help us. Attention G. A. R. boys, halt,
about face, subscribe -for Thh-Natioxal Trib
une! Double quick, march, is tho advice of
Frank M. Jones
J. V. C. of Hudson Post, 159, G. A. R.
Fair Haven, July 7.
the soldier and his rights.
To the Editor National Tribune:
I have a iaw words lo say for tins soldier and
his rights through, tho most valuable and
staunch soldiers' paper in the laud, ever on
picket, watching and closely guarding the in
terests of men who left thoso nearest and dear
est on earth lo fight tho battles of the greatest
country and for tho grandest flag that ever
floated in the air. Wo have one grand battle
to fight yet, comrades, and lot it bo ouo con-
tinual bail of shrapnel, grape, and canister until
we get our bounties and pensions so long duo
us. Tho Government of tho United States
could make an appropriation of tens of millions
of dollars to-morrow if necessary to repel a for
ci"ii foe. Why not pay those who aie maimed
for life that volunteered in tho service early in
tho late war aud saved tho country from the
rebel foe? Comrades, lot us stand by tho Old
Union Ship as long as the maintop-sail remains
above water, and fight, work, and vote for thoso
only who fight and iwork for us in Congress.
Wo arc hounffto win. "Shake." Yours, until
the closing .scene, J. Cashner.
SrEARFisir, Dak. T., June 23.
A LIFE-LONG" SUBSCRIBER.
To the Editor National Tribune:
The National Tribune gives me more sat
isfaction than all the papers I havo been taking,
and it is also the soldiers' best friend. I will
gut as many subscribers as I can. It shall bo
my paper as long as I live. May God speed
you iu your good work. Your true friend,
ILyrdinsburg, Ky., July 2.
SMALL SHOT FROM COMRADES,
" Wc, thcsodiors of the late war, will forever
staud bTjiE National Tribune for the
great good ib lias done for us. It has licen tho
big gun in tboJight for our rights, and we will
continue to appeal to Congress through its col
umns for our just dues." W. M., Hudsonville,
111. "Your paper ought to bo in tho house
of every old soldier. It is hailed with delight
in our home." Mrs. W. W. Rice, Columbus, O.
"If Congressmen want to be returned thoy
should look out for tho interests of the Union,
soldiers." Martin O. Holston, Charleston, 111.
-"Tim' National Tribune is tho best
family paper I am taking ; it is full of sense,
and is doing moro good thau any paper pub
lished; it is advocating the soldiers' rights of
luen who saved the country in time of peril.
There is a bright day dawning for yon; may
God bless you, is tlie prayer of one who served
his country from tho ITtli of October, 1SG1, to
December 21, 1SG.1, in the Thirteenth Wiscon
sin veteran volunteer infantry, company C."
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Iwsl soldici paper I ever saw. You have my
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soldier's friend. Givo Congress hot shot if it
doesn't do justice to our Union veterans." C.
M. Tittle, Ingalls, Kansas. "I saw in your
issue of Juno 2-1 Colonel Joyce's speech in the
House on pensions. All glory and honor to
Colonel Joyce for the bold stand he has taken.
The ex-Union soldier will never forget him.'
Chas. Stewart, Osage, Iowa. "Yours is the
.best soldier paper I ever read." J. W. McBride,
Churdon. O. "I could not do without The
Tribune; ir I were able I would take 200
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Daniel Black, Tionesta, Pa. "When the Gov
ernment paid tho soldier it compelled him to
accept a currency that was not worth half its
face value. Is it not just as dishonest in tho
Government to refuse to pay tho soldier tho
sirtlance dutfrhiin as it would be to refuse to pav
ilie bonded debt? W. J, Wheeler, Olnoy, III.
v 2"T"Iiko The National Tribune, and
'shall tako it as long as I live. Sinco the close
'VfNthc-v.'iw I Jiw pntti JftvOAJ ifi doct-jia mils 1
't fa -,' L i..1 ... 1 .. -,r -r- I
ior disease coniracrcu in ine service, win. ii.
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" I am getting a good pension, but God
knows that I would rather have health, and be
able to do tho work that I could before I was
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ting or ever will get." A. P. George, Hancock,
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closed find $1, subscription to The Tribune
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for two new subscribers. I look for tho coming
of The National Tribune every week as I
would for that of a dear friend ; it is just tho
paper every soldier should support. Texas is
not overrun with those who woro tho ' bluo,'
but there, is a goodly number here, and 1 will
.vlook to it that as many as I can reach shall seo
your paper. Go ahead with your good work'"
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iield, N. Y. " I enclose $1 for your paper for
joue year ; it is to the veterans of our G. A. E.
"t 1 . 1 1- - Ja.H . - .
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Answers to Correspondents.
We are obliged to answer certain inquiries of tho
enjiH nnture in each Naue of our paper. While wo
cbcerfullj furnish informr.tion to subscribers in this
column, wc suggest that much labor, time, anucx
pene mav be saved both to ourselves and to our
correspondents, if the lattoi and other subscribers
would keep a file of the paper They could then,
nt any time, turn to the file and probably find the
very inquiry answered about which thej would
havo written to us. Wc trust that each and overy
Bubscribcr will profit by this suggestion.
A. M., Lynnville, III. Seo reply to J. J.
Hudson, 111., in ours of the 8th
C.'S. F., Wanajiie, Pa. Wo think it will.
A. W. S., Arbela, Mo. She is not entitled
to pension under present law, but she would bo
entitled to any arrears of pay or bounty that
might bo due her first husband.
C. K., Redford,N. Y. Your attorney would
be able to givo you a more intelligent reply as
to tho chances for success than wo could do,
from a moro outline of tho case, such as you
give us. ,
R. C, Malone, N. YT. 1. Provided your
character can be vouched for, your army rec
ord a good one, and influence brought to bear,
these would bo tho principal points reqnircd.
2. Payments are made once a month by tho
disbursing officer of the department to which
you may be assigned. 3. Rations aro not al
lowed in addition to salary. 4. Paper sent you
I. F. E., Sandy Ridge, Pa. It all depends
whether the twenty-five affidavits cover tho
points at issue.
N. G. E., Racine, Wis. 1. Thero was such
a bill introduced, which passed the House, and
is now pending in the Senate 2. It does.
Thanks Ibr your information.
Z. T. M., Ashland, Ky. You certainly
ought, to hear how tho case is progressing.
Claims which bcara higher number than yours
are now being adjudicated. 2. The address
will bo corrected.
S. C. G., Kirk wood, III. Address tho Quar
termaster General, U. S. A., Washington, D. C,
who will give you instructions and forward
form of application.
C. M. P., Si'encervile, O. If you will state
your case moro fully we will endeavor to reply;
we do not quite comprehend your question.
J. B., PORTLANDVILLE, IOWA. You should
hear from it in a short time, provided the case
S. C, King's Mountain Station, Ky. Wc
cannot find space for a reply to your queries in
this column, but will advise you by letter.
N. n., Riverside, Mich. Over tho "Long
T. F. N., East Palestine, O. The address
of Walt Whitman, tho poet, is Camden, New
Inquiry having been mado as to whether
thero was a Post of tho G. A. R. in Wheeling,
West Ya., wc are enabled to state that at pres
ent there is no Post in that city, but there is a
probability of the reorganization of tho Post
that was in existence there somo years ago,
which numbered about 200 members, and was
known :is Thoburn Post, No. 2, J. Carlin,
Remaining answers next week.
r -63 Wc are at all times glad to furnish informa
tion to our renders on subjects affectiiifr their inter
ests, but after examininjr our list of 150,000 names
in order t respond to inquiries as to the where
abouts of ex-soldiers, necessitating the employment
of one person for that special purpose, we aie com
pelled to advertise rortHcailaresses or such as ars
not in. our possession. Jn order, therefore, to reim
burse us for tins service, we shall in future make a
nominal charge of twenty-five cents for publishing
each inquiry of three lines, when the address can
not, be obtained from tho record-. All replies
should "Se mailed direct to the advertise.', in re of
Tnr: Katioxad Tninexn. They will be promptly
fonvarded. En. TamusE.
Address wanted of any commissioned officer or
enlisted men who served en the U. S. frigate Min
nesota in 1SC3, by Fredk. Wright. 4t
Addresses wanted of Alexander Stewart, of Com
pany K, and Foster Cooper, of Company II, Seven-ty-seveifth
Pennsylvania volunteers, by Charles
Addresses wanted of L. W. Hawkins, first lieuten
ant; John Murphy, second lieutenant, and Privates
James aud William Lacken, Ed. Wakefield, and
James IJitter, all of company "A," first regiment
of Colorado cavalry; also N. If. Eves, second Colo
rado cavalry, by Ira Sanders.
Address wanted of Captain F. II. Robinson of
company II, Eleventh Missouri cavalry, or any
members of said company, by "NV. P. Ward.
Address wanted of Captain D. II. Saxton. or
Lieutenant J. Daniels, of company I, First AVis
consin heavy artillery, by Michael Vandvier.
Address wanted of anj officers or men of com
pany F, Second Wisconsin cavalry, by N. Arnold.
Name and address wanted of the surgeon who
treated the convalescents near Atlanta, Ga., about
20th of September, ISfrl, by Anderson Edwards.
Address wanted of Dr. James Willard, surgeon
of the Thirteenth Illinois cavalry, by B. II. An
thony. Address wanted of Colonel J. W. Davidson, of
the U. S. cavalry, by L. C. Vhitten.
Addresses wanted of Lieutenant Henry B. Hall
and Miles D. Marshall, company G, Ninth Kansas
cavalry, by Z. C. Delashmutt.
Addresses wanted of Captain Simeon Church and
Private Isaac Uhoads, ol company U, Twelfth N.
y. cavalry, and the names and addresses of the
surgeon and blacksmith of said company and regi
ment, by W. E. Pratt.
Address wanted of Charles W. Backus, late sur
geon of Seventy-sixth Pennsylvania infantry, by
E. F. Wiest.
Names and addresses wanted of any officer or
men of company K, Forty-third N. Y. volunteers;
also of company D, Sixth N. Y. cavalry, by U. II.
Addresses wanted of Corporal J nines B. Shafer
and Sergeant William C. Coleman, of company D,
and Assistant-Surgeon Coles, all of the Eleventh
Pennsylvania volunteers, by George V.'eber.
1861 Original Photographs
-UW-by BKADY of scenes
1865 during tho War liAil-o,
Forts, Trenches, Picket-Posts, Battle-fields, Pon
toons, Prisoners, Wounded, Dead, Libby Prison,
Castlo Thunder, and many other once-familiar
The following are titles of a few of the views:
Marshall House, Alexandria, scene of Colonel
Ellsworth's assassination. " dill'erent views.
Slave Pen, Alexandria, Ya. 5 dill'erent views.
Pi of. Lowe observing the Battle of Fair Oaks,
Vn., from his balloon.
Gen. II. E. Lee's Headquarters, Gettysburg. 2
Gen. Mead's Headquarters, Gettysburg.
All the live stock left on Mr. Gill's plantation
after the baltle of Gettysburg.
Bound Top Mountain, Gettysburg.
Capt. Bollermau's Kitchen; tasting the soup.
Breastworks on the left wing, Battle of Gettys
burg. Lieut.-Gen. Grant at jhfc Headquarters, Vo.
Group of Generals Hancock, Gibbon, Barton,
and Birney, iu the field near Bichmond, Va.
Maj.-tien. Kurnside and Stall" at his Headquar
ters in the field near Richmond, Va.
General Custer at his Headquarters in the field,
Army of tho Potomac, Va.
The Captured Bam Atlanta, in James River.
Gunboat Mcuduta at Deep Bottom, James Kivcr.
Double Turretted Monitor Onondaga on James
Signal Tower. Cobb's Hill, Appomattox River.
Burial of dead at Fredericksburg, Va.
Soldiers' graves near General Hospital, City
Pontoon Bridge, James River, Jones' Landing.
Libby Prison, Richmond, Va. 2 different views.
Confederate artillery s-oldiers killed in tho
trenches of Fort Mahone, called by the soldiers
" Fort Damnation," at the storminf- of Petersburg,
Vu., April 2, lbC.3. The onv. in the loreground has
U. b. bojls on, probably taken from a. Union pris
oner; i uniform is gray cloth trimmed with red.
Confeu'jrato prisoners on iheir way to the rear,
captured by Gen. Sheridan at Five Forks.
"Swamp Angel," Morris Island, S. C.
Mortar bntlury in Fort Chatlield, Morris Island
General Sherman's men tearing up the railroau
before leaving Atlanta, Ga.
Mnjor-General Smrniuu and Staff, taken in .the
trenches before Atlanta, Ga. . ,
Execution of a Deserter, xYlexandria, Va.
Hundreds of other views; very interesting.
Not copies nor imaginary scenes; warranted
original, taken in lS61-2-o-l-5.
Sample view sent for eiht 3-cent stamps.
A lew good agents wanted.
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