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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON, D. 0., THURSDAY, JULY 10, 1884.
FIGIfFIG THOf OVER
Wliat Oxr Veterans Have to Say About
iMr Old Campaigns.
Tlic Sib Iowa at tlio Ccrrure or KoTrilc.
To the 3IliTtm : Uutlcrihc above heading,
in your im;er ol June 12, 1S54, Comrade W. Ii.
Goldcr, of Sth Iowa, gives an account of the
capture of Ppamsti Fort, opposite Mobile, and,
thinking he aud other members of that regi
ment would like to hear what Chaplain How
ard lias to say about it, in his history of the
124th 111., bfiouging to the same brigade, I will,
with your permission, send copy:
Aprils, thi 18U nnd lait day of the siege, open
ed lair and ool, nftur heavy rain on the 7th.
kinitisliiiig luul been going on all niglri, but there
had beon wry Jittlc artillery tiring. About noon
wo received urdeftj to be ready lo march wiili 20
day,-" raUoMb five in huversacks and 15 in wagons.
This the wen did not relish ; it teemed like elil-at-ing
them out cr thefruit&of a well-earned victory.
The ordot Wiiscaubed by a iiUse alarm ol Confed
erate troojis gHtlicring near Stockton. At-'o p. in.
our briguue wjus ordered into the riflo-iiits, ns there
was to ben gieral bombardment. boonaftcr.it
began from S guns, 53 of which were siege guns.
The enemy iuo were fchelhug heavily, huving
comuiuneed little before we did, and theeJl'eet
was terrific. Tile corps commanders had discre
tionary order, from the beginning of the siegc to
lake every advantage that proun.-cd decisive re
bulus. and timse orders had been communicated to
division ooHuottHtiors. Just when the caiinouadmg
was at ius Jiitrht Uon. Carr determined to carry a
ureit oovotou with pines on the enemy's left, eon
fctiluting a win of detached portion ol' their worns.
Tor the purio& of planting a battery. The eseou
tion of tm utidfrtauiiig was given by Col. Goddes,
of the 8th JwWa (who was in command -of the bri
gade, and t ol the regiment, as btatcd by Com
rade Goidur,. t Lient.-UoL lieJl, of the Slh Jowa,
wlio aeuoimhed it gallantly, though not without
wnuru ios. In doing it lie had pushed forward
only throe imiHHiu& of hit. regiment, whileal! the
rest of the l-itra(le yrns ougMged in the rillc-pitK,
wlmre the firing was bo heavy that it somewhat
Winded the rebels to what was boing done on their
left, So, hon those who were hix nttaokedhad
yioldud, and the victorious Sth moved on to adja
cent pita, tlwy were a perfect surprise lo their occu
pants, who either surrendered or were shot down
in their trueus. In this way the gallant feth took
and oouuined about three hundred yards of the
Confederate works, with three stands of colors,
and about three hundred and tifty prisoners before
enemies itr Jricnds hardly realized what was being
utluui)rtou. iact, it was a Mirpriws tothemselvua,
aud wit one td the most dashing and brilliant ex
jtloilbof Use war. It was now, and had been forsome
time, quite cark , but gniuiug a knowledge of whnt
was going forward, the rest of the brigade, includ
ing -our regiment, gallantly rushed out of the
n-uuohes unit entered the works. Apprehending
ui attack, we were ordered to commence intrench
ing lo hold our ground, a& no other portion of tue
besieging force was in concert with s. This we
actually -commenced to do ; but our regiment was
toou ionutfu inline to rciel assault. one, havnur
just boon iiiade upon the bih Iowa's advance and
repelled. C. A, under Lieut. W. F. Dodge, "was
then bent out a a skirmish-line to feel of the enemy
on our r;ii front, while Co. P, commanded by
Capt. K. ii. Pratt, was bent out for the same pur
pose la fwi of our left. Capt. Pratt deployed his
company wih his left resting on the enemy's main
liue of wutk.1, and swept forward. Alter advanc
ing about a hundred aud iiUy yards, a piece of nriil
lory opened on them with grape, but they speedily
captured it, subtaunug no oamage, and with it
light or teu prisoners and another gun. Sending
lm prisoners lo the rear, the Captain requested
pemiibaiou to continue his advance, giving as a
reason that he believed that the enemy was evacu
ating, and tuese few men were only a feint to cover
the escape t the mam body. Co. V continued to
move iorivrd, capturing eight or ten pieces of
.artillery uud more men titan iU own force num
bered, till, nearly midnight, Mime of the men
inquired if tbe Captain was going to take Co. F
to JUobile unsupported. But at last the rest of
the regiment came up to find the rebels really
gone mid penetrated as far m the darkness as old
puuibh Fort, which it reached about midnight.
Bore we stacked arms and rested a little; scram
bling meantime for the possession of the guns
and for the hams and conimeai left by the gar
rison. But very soon the '"Oetorora,'' not know
ing of the change of the administration in the fort,
bent a buuureu-pouud shell at us, and it was deem
ed prudent lo withdraw, so we returned to our
quarters, rescuing them about 3 o'clock in the
morning, confident thai we had donca pretty good
night's work. The division took about five hun
dred "prisoners, of which wc took our full share.
The troop on our left took the Oonfederales in the
rifle-pit in Iront of them, who had been left to
their fate by the retreating garrison, but they did
.not do it unin after midnight, upon learning that
the fort wa iu our bands. A. K. Heece, 12-J11; lit..
22 Sladbou St., Chicago. Ilk
Some Bminlsccnccfi of Cm. Opdjckc.
To the Editok: 5n a recent number of The
Texboxe 1 saw a notice of the death of our
beloved brigade commander, Gen. E. Opdycke,
s man tlutt all the toys of the First Urig.,
Second .Duv, Fourth Corp learned to Jove,
and as braw as tbe bravest. I well remember
that the First Brigade had been the rear-guard
all day on Nov. SO, 18G4. It skirmished with
the rebels from Spring Hill to Franklin, Teun.,
and when we got to Franklin the works were
full of the ieope which had marched in ahead
of us. We were ordered to the rear aud told
to getour sajiper, for it was late near sundown.
"We soon got supper, for we knew we would not
have long to stay, as Hood was forming to
charge and we could see his troops preparing
for it. Some of us did not get an opportunity
- to cat before we were ordered to fall in. I had
a tin can of coffee and a slice of pork, but not
tie time to at it then. I handed, the can of J
coUee to a comrade, and we were soon in line,
awaiting orders to right -face and march
through tbe ity and cross Harpeth liivcr, for
some of our division had already crossed.
When tbe enemy made the charge and drove
the troops out of the works on the turnpike, in
front of Carter's house, Mj. Motherspau gave
thiscommaud,73d, fix bayonets and charge! "
We did , and the rest of the brigade with
ihe 73d gave a yell, and we all charged at the
same time, Gea. Opdycke in the lead. Wcall
wentiu even Msj.-Gon. Stanley, commanding
the corps. As he rode paet us some one near
me ydBod oet, in the language of ilarmiou,
On ! Stanky, on ! " I wonder if Gen. Stanley
rameiabws the incident, for he raised his hat
and said, Otma a, boys! "
I wkSi to my a word about Captain for he
was not a Genera! Carter, of the Confederate
army. 11 6 not a hundred yards from
his hoese taat " he was killed, but on his
own doorstep. Carter's house was iueide of
our Itnee. The enemy hud charged and got
ieia oer 1 oust and Carter had almost cot to
tSe bos-, when a comrade at my side ordered
to surrwtider. Hie reply was. " 1
first! " TLk rtftTtrriiflr tnl.l Tin. !t mci ?
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LautiVBTm; x was UUHlOOiatilim. JJiycOlUrCC " " " vatjiiiui oi suuui i..u-oun:i. vmie
fired and ilieivbel kept running towards tbe ' lu? ?my 5'f Ja?"F IK,nlo,c'" 'tges across the
Tion&p IiakJ ivlLl,fttBr ?? .- j feahida ai,d road Itivers. three miles above Ihe
House, i xaha nay loootor and fired, and city. IJeut.-Col. Kennedy, under your direction,
as be got t the floor he felL From tome of fitted up an old wornout flHtbor.t, capable of car
e bays wh were wounded and captwred wc ! ryhig about twenty men, and, accompanied bv
Jeacnoi Afterwards tiiat Carter fell dead on his ! Ul:XXXS- - ir- SIcArthur and Win. II. Goodrt.ll, of
dowrtea with fcwa lmlh'fs in him Trnir Aid I your fctaff tJOw the river in frontof the city and
h?u ,?. , 2r . .lrul d?d ) boldly advanced through il? streets, rending tack
be oBie fcoaw to die! Gta. Pat Cleburne rode uie boat with another nrocured on the otSt
at the Uaa of his troops. His horse was killed
on mr work, mid, as the horse fell, Cleburne
3Kcned hciicluug into our ivoiks and was mor
tally weuaded. He died in about 10 minutes.
He fell car the cotton-gin east of the pike.
Gn- Cleburne's home was in Nashville. Car-
txs house was on the west side of the pike.
ax .niB uqgiumng oi the light the 73d lay west
of tlic ptke, bt was crowded to the east. At
the time Cleburne was killed the 73d lay on
hoth sides of the pike The First Brigade
captured 13 rebel flag, instead of 10. Gon.
Opdycke did fight with the men, and the men
loved and honored him. After we got to Iash
TfUe,ad wore wandering around in the rain
looking for a place to cacip, some or the boys
tore some hoards off of a fence. The man who
owned the fiace an old, crippled-up butternut
told Gei. Opdycke abwut it and wanted him
to stop litem, to which the General replied;
"Go in the house aud shut your mouth or 1
will turn my brigade loose on you. They are
heroes, ejry one of theai! Look at those
13 rahol fiagi they captured at Franklin last
night." The old man went in the house and
mfd no more to Opdycke. J. D. Remington,
So. L. 7Sd lit. Soldiers' Home, Milwaukee, Wis.
Another Soldirr Paper A Veteran j Florida.
To tub Uditor: In 18GS the 32th Wis. was
tt HunAoJdt, Town., and durig that time tho
SoUior t iA0 was published, the first number
being data. .Inly 24, 16ft. l copy from the
JBtlHTTl0 ?.f th ' Jit'dad Is to be
?h,rf Uw iWlou-iRK imiu of rcumfitaiioc:
One of our Koklict uc j- writer, in lactj in
convorsattea with a urtizeu. ;id that at one
llme.6upjfd to be daring th, middle aged be
tween the hrgira of JeftenHi Dwuoenwy and the
advent at wbob in Tmhotw. a priming oftii-e
was in ojiemuon, and a it-wnr the SUmAvldt
Cosmos-pabltebed in the lilie The holdier
Jn?dcin,qairieCOD0C",iwK Uie lTeaCHl location of
said ofliec.ad learned thrt It wo in n curtain
.building formerly usud -us a hon-ouup, and that the
material was. probably, deeply t-umutcd with a
lioavydopositefgHano. nwie-ri wtthotficr the
.jimuuiK v fsyijioroa, hip uuuvoriai found, ditto
guono, and, with tbe ijrun,ioit of itaiunuur etli'
ifuvorfrou nrHl r.rny other nirn
'. "'id Iimvp oi ropy cich of
.-. '" '. r.c I'-idrcl 'oasd together in
tor. uwssronioved lo iu pront joeaOon, wnere, !lllco" uul w
am o yoic. a is umiea t w ued m the intercut uarrei. tlccawonalh
T ur- l lil-n ! liiifiU'mtjHl. una tltr T, ii,oV .t
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corapauy with other papers, else I would send
them to you. But the publication was suspend
ed by reason of the regiment; being called away
to-take part in the battle of the Hatchic. I
had a detail of printers from the regiment
(Blodget, Seagor and others), and we printed
blanks and orders for Gen. Dodge, who com
manded our military district. The Ohio regi
ment which took our place smashed up tho
outfit, but its owner has recovered its value
from the Govcriimeut, all the same, I hear.
Wo understood that ho was a loyal man.
On Decoration Day I had. the honor to de
liver a memorial address before a G. A. K. Post
(Eustis, No. 4) farther south than has over
been reached before in such a way. It was in
the village of Eustis, Orange Co., Fla., on tho
banks of the beautiful lake, and in a church
edifice belonging to the Hcthodist Episcopal
Church, Iu the procession was a man who
carried tho colors of a rebel Georgia regiment
for three years, and he was just enjoying him
self with us, even though his father lost 40
darkies by the defeat of his friends. In fact,
all tho Southern soldiers 1 have met down here
seem glad and ready to fraternize with our boys,
aud havo no tears to shed for tho " lost cause."
We have two Posts in this county, and an
application circulating ior two more, I hear.
So the good work goes on. My past address
was Le Hoy, Kan., but I have changed it lately
to this place, "where I shall bo glad to see you,
3Ir. Editor, and all other good comrades who
come in R, C. and L. H. J. WAi.icr.it, Chap
lain 12th Wis., Tangerine, Orange Co., Fla.
by the 13th Iowa,
but Claimed by
To the Editoe : "I observe by your issue of
Juno 5 that Comrade CauScld wishes to know
what troops raised the first colors at Columbia,
S. C The evening before the city was cap
tured, while the Iowa brigade of tbe Six
teenth Corps was getting ready to throw pon
toons across the river, above the city, the Jowa
brigade of the Seventeenth Corps was lying
across tho river on tho blufis in plain sight of
the city, and also in sight of the ground that
the troops had to pass over to get into it.
During tbe night the colonel of tbe 13th
Iowa was busy constructing a scow that would
hold 15 men, and by daylight he had it com
pleted. He had command of the Iowa brigade
at the lime.) About 11 o'clock, if I remember
aright, the troops above made a crossing, aud
wc could sec the Iowa brigade of the Sixteenth
Corpsdeploy as skirmishers and push on toward
the city, distant, I think, about four miles,
and we could also see the enemy lire the cotton
and leave. As soon as our commander saw this,
he took the color-guard of the 13th Iowa
and crossed the river in his scow, marched to
the State House, and raised the colors on it.
Our artillery then fired a salute. On hearing
the artillery Capt. Clark, of Gen. Sherman's
staff, who had charge of tho skirmishers, ral
lied his skirmishers by companies, formed them
in square, and took the responsibility of charg
ing, as he supposed, the enemy. He charged
into the city his horse on a run until he got
where he could see the State House, aud there,
to his disappointment (apparently), found no
enemy, but tho Union colors flying. There
upon he rode back and marched his men iuto
the city. If this meets the eye of Capt. Clark,
will ho let us know where he is, and whether
I have described his gallant charge, with his
support a mile in the rear, correctly or not? I
will not tell whether the 13th color-guard got
on a tear that nightand let an Illinois regiment
steal their colors; or about their marching sev
eral days without them, until tho thief hap
pened to pass by and twitted them with having
lost the colors; or how Gen. Belknap rode up
to him, took him in charge, and found the col
ors on him ! .Let the 13th color-sergeant tell
this himself! Never mind, sergeant, you had
tbe honor of placing them on the capitol of tho
hotbed or treason, whether you kept them there
or not. D. E. Sweet. Color-Sergeant, 11th
Comrade Robert B. Cox, Co. I, 13th Iowa,
Hinesborough, HI., also writes that the col
ors of his regiment were the only ones tbat
floated over the State House while Sherman's
army was there. Ed.
THH 9TH IOWA CLAIM THESt, TOO.
To the Editoe: In answer to Comrade F.
Canfield as to what troops or regiment raised
the stars and stripes on the capitol building at
Columbia, S. C, at the time of its surrender
during the war, I would say that the honor
rightly belongs to the Oth Iowa, your humble
servant being one of the color-bearers. Wc be
longed then to the First Brig., First Div., Fif
teenth Corps, commanded by Gen. John A.
Logan. Our brigade crossed the river above tbe
city some two or three miles, on pontoon floats
about daylight in the morning under fire of a
heavy line of rebel skirmishers. As soon as
the brigade was gotten over, wo moved toward
the city, driving the robs back, when, within
about a mile or so of the city, wc were met by
the mayor, who surrendered it to Col. Woods,
I think, of the 25th Iowa, who was in command
of our brigade. As we marched into town, our
colonel Aberucthy told us to go and place our
colors on the capitol building. Serg't Orlando
Scarls, of Go. F, carried the stars and stripes,
and myself the banner. When wc arrived at
tbe State House, we found to our dismay that
a stand of colors had already preceded us. It
had been run across tbe river in a small boat
when they saw us marching in. I think they
wore from some Ohio or Illinois regiment. I
know there was only five or six men with them,
and when we arrived at the scuttle on the roof
they refused to let us come up. Bnt when
Serg't Starts told them to stand back or he
would clean out the whole lot and throw them
offtheToof, they consented to let us come up.
They sat there for a few moments, and finally
sneaked back to their regiment, the same as
they came. J. N. Moultojt, Color-Bearer, Oth
Iowa, Oswego, X. Y.
THIS SETTLES IT.
To The Editoe: The following congratu
latory order of Gen. Giles A. Smith Svill furnish
the information desired by Comrade F. Can
field, Sheffield, Iowa ;
Hbadquaktmbs Fodkth Drv.. Thikd Corps.
Nbak Coltoijiia, S. C, Feb. 7, lbG5.
Beic.-Ges. W. W. Belkxap,
Commanding Third Brig.
Sib: Allow me to congratulate you, and, through
i you, J.ieiU.-Lol. J. u. Kennedy, 13th Iowa Inf..
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bhore, ior more troops, and on their arrival, with
me" in slU' drove portions of Wheeler's cavalry
from the town, and at 11:30 o'clock a. ni. nlanted
his two sUmds of colors, one upon the old and the
other upon the new capitol.
The swift current of the Congarec Biver and its
rocky channel rendered hia crossing both difficult
and dangerous, and the prudence- of the enemy,
but in what force unknown, rendered the untler
tafcing etill more hazardous. LieuU-Col. Kennedy
and his regiment are entitled to great credit for its
1 have the honor to be, very respectfully, your
Giles A. Smitu,
Official : O. D. ICxksma, A. A. &.
W.M.A-HUKTEE,latc 13th Iowa, Belle Tlain,
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Sixth Corp" at Cold Harbor Prison Rcininhcenws.
TothkEditou: I think the comrade should
not have said tbat the Third Division of the
Sixth Corps broke at Cold Harbor, because it
really accomplished all that was possible. The
only break was in tho heavy artillery, which
was new and green. I served fonr vears, and
during that time was a prisoner for 10 months.
I was taken, with my capiaiu and others. June
23, 1801, while on picket near the AVeldon
Eailroad; was taken first to Libby Prison, and
there robbed of everything except the clothes
I had on ; arrived at Andersonvillc about July
10, and remained there until after the fall of
Atlanta; then was taken to Millon; next to
Savannah; then down the Atlantic & Gulf
Eailroad to Blackshear. On the way wc stopped
on a siding, where there was a car loaded with
sacks of corn. We were ordered off tbe cars
aud encamped in the woods over night, receiv
ing for our day's rations a pint of whole corn
and a small piece of beet I got hold of one of
the empty corn sacks, thinking it might be of
use to me. When we got on the train tho next
morning. I was on a car which liad ou a barrel
oi rice wiin tue neau naruy icnocKea in. A
guard was stationed over it, but it was not
Jong until my comrade, Mike XTciman, Co. I,
discovered that the guard was a good-natured
port of a man. Wo managed to distract Ins
e filled our pockets from the
he would catch us and
threats, but he did not carrv thorn
out When we were getting ofi" at Blackshear
I saw the rebel's knapsack lying beside the
rice barrel. I grabbed it and clipped it iuto
Will die i firsf nfrinrr Hip tntv nf rv.li,n,T,,'. nr, li . ..'.:,...
I veL voir.. 5111(1 lllf Tnpn linnpr mc vimrnnMrt f
JJi MIL 1J
my corn sack while the guard's back was
turned. I handed the sack to Mike.
" What is in tho bag?" ho said.
" Never you mind," I answered, looking very
cross. "You follow me." I expected, every
minute the guard would discover his loss aud
prod me with his bayonet, but wo got off safely.
Wo found in tho knapsack a shirt, a pair of
drawers and a quilt. This is tho quilt Miko
spoke of in his Christmas letter. I would liko
to hear from some of the rest of the boys.
James Oeen", Co. B, 87th Pa., Yocumtown, Pa.
THE 23d GEORGIA.
What the 1st Kesiment, Benlan Shnrpshootcrs,
Had lo Do With Its Capture.
To the Editoii: As there seems to be con
flicting accounts of the capturo of tho 23d Ga.
at the battle of Chaucollorsville, I thought I
would write what I kuow about it. It appears
that they all havo left out tho 1st regimont of
Berdan's Sharpshooters in that skirmish. If
anything is vivid in my mind ifc is tho capturo
of tho 23d Ga. at Chancellorsvillo. When, on
the 2d day of May, my regiment was ordered
to pilo up our knapsacks and bo ready to
march, wo know that business was on hand.
Wo left a guard and bade good-by to knapsacks,
never expecting to see them again, and wo
never did. I had somethingin mine that made
me very loth to leave it (it was a photograph),
but I will say that I havo seen tho original
since I came home, and a certain person that
keeps looking over my shoulder while I write,
certainly very much resembles the same, which
partly consoles me for tho loss. Wo started on
a skirmish, aud a part of the liue soon come in
coutact with the enemy and succeeded in cap
turing about eighty of the 23d Ga., and camo
near cantu ring some artillery that they had.
Now, I cannot say positively what troops were
engaged in that skirmish. Our lines werelong
and in the woods, but I alwaj-s supposed that
part of my regiment was engaged, at least
some of the boys told me afterwards how it
was dono, so that if this was the skirmish to
which the 2d Sharpshooters and 20th Me. havo
reference, I have nothing to say ; if not, I shall
take issue. We soon came on to the rest of tho
regiment aud had a warm tirao with them, but
succeeded in driving them iuto an old railroad
cut,aud there they gave us a warm reception,
for it made them a good breastwork. They
had over three hundred men aud we had only
about one hundred engaged. We had them in
a fix also; they could not get out without go
ing back over a rise of ground in an open field,
or going by tho ilauk across the road in tho
woods. We soon fouud out that we could do
no execution while they romaiued in their
stronghold, and reserved our fire till 6ome of
them tried to escape by going back over the
field, or by running out across tho road in the
woods. This soon became too hazardous and
they stopped that. We were iu about as bad a
fix, for we knew it was impossible, with our
small number, to advance over an open field
300 yards and drive them -out. So a few of tho
boys went around and fired in their flank.
This soon brought; them to terms, and they
raised a white liagin tokqn of surrender. Capt.
H. C. Garrison, of my company, went out to
receive their surrender, aud told us boys to lie
well concealed till they were well out of their
works, fearing tbat if they saw our small num
ber they might fire ou us again. So over three
hundred surrendered to ns and wo took them
to the rear. 1 was one of the guard, aud I saw
no other troops engaged, but part of my regi
mcut, in th is affair. Of course we had a strong
support iu tho rear. It seems strange if so
many were engaged that I did not see them.
My own captain revived their surrender and
ordered a detail of men to go aud get their
guns and a detail of my company for guard to
the rear, and if tbat is not positive evidence
that part, at lenst, of the l&t Sharpshooters had
something to do in the capture ol the 23d Ga.,
then I do not know what is. What Comrade
Bingaman says of tho 2d Sharpshooters is true.
They were a brave lot of men and could bo re
lied on every time; audi would say in regard
to the autu lnu. that there was no better regi
ment in theservice. We always thought when
wo had the 20th Ind. for support, when we
wore skirmishing, that we were all right.
Now, I would like to hear something from my
old regiment the members of a regiment that
was alwaj'S to the front or on the skirmish line
must havosomothing to say for themselves. If
any of my old company should see this, I
would like to hear from them. K. Sessions,
Co. 1, 1st Sharpshooters, Hubbardston, Mich.
mosr ANOTIIEE C03ISADE.
To the Editou: It seems to me that the
boys of the 2d regiment, Eerdan's Sharpshooters,
and 20th Ind. are in error to some extent as to
who captured the 23d Ga. at Chancellorsville.
Now, 1 will put in the claim of Berdan's 1st
regiment of sharpshooters to the honor of the
capture of at least the larger part of that regi
ment. The facts of the capture to my personal
knowledge are these: Howard, in his remi
niscences, says: "The command (Birney's di
vision, Sickles' corps) worked along slowly
through the woods, sending out Berdan's
Sharpshooters as skirmishers." While passing
through these woods we had to pass through
numerous excavations, not so very deep, which
were made iu digging ore for tho furnace
which we passed to our left. At one place
quite an opening in tho woods revealed an
excavation covering a good deal of ground ; as
wo advanced to the bank overlooking it, we
discovered about a hundred and fifty rebels
cooking coffee and apparently not aware that
there was a Yank within a mile of them.
Completely surprised at our order to surrender,
they did so, not firing a shot. They said they
were a part of the 23d Ga. After passing
through the woods we discovered the rebels
again in an old railroad cut about thirty or
forty rods in front. As we were deployed at
half distance, aud, with our Sharp's breech
loaders, kept up a brisk fire, they supposed, as
they told me after, that wc had a whole regi
ment, when in fact there was barely fifty of us
in their front. They heard us propose to charge
them, so they raised a white flag. We asked
them if they were in earnest, aud if so to file
out on the road, leaving their arms in the cut,
and when all were out we would send a guard
back with them. They did so, filing out by
twos, when, to our amazement, it seemed as if
there were five or six hundred of thorn, when
wc did not suppose there were more than our
own number. Our captain (Jas. H. Baker) took
the oificers' side arms, and we counted 3,0.
They said they were the 23d Ga., and asked
whether "you uns" had seen any of " wc uns"
back in the woods, and congratulated each
other on meeting the balance of their regiment
on the othei side, when we told them we had
captured a couple of hundred an hour before.
It was our company that reported the rebels
moving to our right, as wo could plainlv see
them, and I so reported to our colonel while
going to the rear with tho prisoners. The 20th
Ind. and 2d Sharpshooters may have captured
a part of tho 23d Ga. to the right of us. 1 do
not want to detract from their well-earned
laurels, as we were too well acquainted, but
this I do know, that we captured about five
hundred of the rebels, and never until I read
the article from the 2d regiment, Berdan's
Sharpshooters, did 1 know that there were any
other captors of the 23d Ga. than tho 1st regi
ment, Bordan's Sharpshooters. Frank H.
Cobb, Co. C, 1st Beg't, Berdan's Sharpshooters.
Tho 3d Ohio at Ferryville.
To tjie Editok: In his article on the battle
of Perry ville, " Carleton " says : " We s,co Bous
seau's division coming up tho road past Bus
sell's house and going on to the creek, where tho
soldiers stop to fill their canteens." In reply
I will only speak for Ly tic's brigade, composed
of tho 3d and 10th Ohio, loth Ky., and 42d
Ind., with Loomis' batterythe right wing of
McCook's corps. Wo had marched 10 iniles
without finding water, and formed lino of hat
tie at least a half mile from the creek, which
we did not reach that day, and I know that
many of the wounded lay on tho field two or
three days without water. There was certain
ly none in that creek; else, why should our bovs,
the next day after the battle, go back ten miles
to obtain water for the wounded ? I wish Gen.
Boutty, who commanded our regiment, would
write an account of the part it took at Pcrry
vilic. J. W. Layboukn, 3d Ohio, Osage City,
Dahlgren's Uaiil on Ilicliniond.
To the Editor: Will you please inform mo
of the dale of Dahlgren's raid on Richmond, aud
also the date of Tclease of the hist prisoner? in
Andcreonvillo. T. C. Gakmgan, Coxsackie,
Col. Ulrick Dahlgrcn was killed in the raid
on Richmond April 21, ISG3.
The lust days of Andcrsonviilo prison seem to
be involved in obscurity. Coi.Cdemto records
close with tho tran5ft-r of ;:m last batch oi
prisoners lo Florida for excu April 21, 1SG3.
Prisoners were tt.p, bv.e,cr, as lulo as May
G. Thefec may have remained, owing to their
inability to be removed. Perhaps one of our
10a,000.reuders can tell the story of those ia3fc
dayswhen tho "Confederate guard left tho
prison; whether jthoro was a period during
which tho prisonefs wsre left unguarded and
uncarcd for, and at what date the first "Union
troops arrived atAndorsonville, and to what
command they belonged. Ed.
The Two Heroes o thon Memorable Hattlo before
To the Editor : 1 noticed an articlo in The
Tribune tho other day) in regard to Gcus. Lo
gan aud McPherson at. tho battle of July 22,
1864, boforo Atlanta,. which, inadvertently,
doubtless, doesan injustice to tho memory of the
latter. It is a mistakerto say that McPherson
directed and did not lead his men in battle.
The writer of that article did not know of
whom ho was writing, and had never been near
enough to see how McPherson deported him
self in tho face of an enemy. Had he been
present on tbat terrible 22d day of July, 1664,
in tho forefront of battle, he would have been
in a better position to havo judged of tho mottle
of that grand leader of men in the day of death
and desolation. Your correspondent was there,
and, having tho honor to bo a member of
Maj.-Gen. Logan's staff, was in a position to see
and know a great deal of tho work got in that
day by the Army of the Tennessee, under tho
command of Maj.-Gen. McPherson. Gen. Lo
gan commanded tho Fifteenth Corps, under
McPherson. This army or department con
sisted of two divisions of the Sixteenth, under
Gen. G. M. Hodge; two divisions of cho Sev
enteenth, under Gen. F. P; Blair, and the
Fifteenth, under Gen. Logan. Let me say
right hero that so great was tho confidence of
Gen. Sherman in the ability, intelligence and
dash of Gen. McPherson, that this "Army of
the Tennessee " was the llankiug column, and
in nearly every change of position they were
moved from right to left, or from left to right.
Gen. Sherman knew in whom he trusted, and
tho trust was never betrayed. As I have said,
I was a member of Gen. Logan's stab", aud con
sequently knew him well ; and tokuow him was
to love him. He was my ideal soldier, and my
ardor and love for him havo not abated one
iota in the years that havo intervened since
leaving the service. Ho is the true and tried
friend of tho soldier. But I started out to
write a few words about that 22d of July re
ferred to in the article quoted.
"WHERE MCPHERSON FELL.
On tbat eventful day, the flank of the Sev
enteenth Corps was most effectually turned.
The enemy attacked flank and rear, compel
ling the men to fight from both sides cf their
works. The Second Division, Sixteenth Corps,
was moved from their position in line on the
double-quick, with orders to form on the left
of the Seventeenth in refused line. In their
eager haste to assist their sorely-pressed com
rades, they missed the direct line of march
and moved too far to the rear, leaving a
wide gap between their right and Blair's
left. Gen. McPherson anxiously awaited the
connection of the lines, and not hearing the
music of their Spriugfields, he hastened over to
the Seventeenth Corps to see what was the
trouble. He was accompanied by several of
his staff and signal officers. As he crossed the
railroad he discovered a stampedo among the
teamsters, aud, fearing they might create a
panic, he sent his stafT officers to stop the exo
dus, while he and the signal officers, and one
orderly, proceeded on to tho lines of tho Sev
enteenth Corps. As the Sixteenth Corps bad
not connected with tho Seventeenth, it became
necessary lo find where they were. Gen.
McPherson did nofcall for a body of skirmish
ers to feel their way out and see if they could
find the missing. Sixteenth Corps, but rode
down that little blind road that led to the rear,
accompanied by his- Orderly and the signal
officers. But a f6w rdds were passed before a
volley was fired into qur faces at close range,
resulting in the death of our beloved general.
Never was there an officer more attached to his
men or to whom his men were more attached.
His loss was hcavjlj- felt alike by officers and
During this terrible slaughter amidst the
Seventeenth Corps, Gon. Logan was engaged
along his lront with a heavy charging column
of the enemy. While directing operations on
his Tight, which hud become extremely haz
ardous by the withdrawal of the Sixteenth
Corps, he received the" sad intelligence of the
death of his commanding officer and tho order
from Gen. Sherman to assume command of the
Department of tho Tennessee. With saddened
heart and tearful eyes he heard the sad news,
and, reading tho order, bowed his head upon
his breast for amomenfcin. deep thought. Then,
looking up, he exclaimed, " Would to God I
were better qualified to fill the place he so
filled to perfection." Realizing in its greatest
measure the immense responsibility now rest
ing upon him, he gave a hasty order to the
general commanding his immediate front, put
his spurs to his gallant black steed and rode
rapidly towards the Seventeenth Corps. Lying
across the railroad was the Second Division,
Fifteenth Corps, commanded by Gen. Morgan
L. Smith, one brigade of which, with the bat
teries of Oapts. De Grassc and Woods, held an
advanced liue. A heavy charge was made on
this advance line, and captured the artillery
aud a good many of the men. The rest pre
cipitated themselves upon the main line so
suddenly as to seriously affect their morale,
causing dire confusion and creating quite a
stampede." Gen. Logan reined in his foaming
steed so suddenly as to set him back on his
haunches. Taking in the entire situation at a
glance aud comprehending the terrible result
that would inevitably follow the break iu the
line, he rode, with bared head, swiftiyamong
that confused mass of soldiers. The super
human efforts put forth by Gen. Smith to halt
his men had proved abortive, but now another
character was in their midst au idolized
leader was there. Witness Gen. Logan as he
I rides in among thembat in hand, hair blown
! back behind his ears by the wind, his lon?
mustache standing out almost straight,
those eagle eyes flashing like flames
of living fire! .standing in his stirrup?
tie presented a figure of determination aud irre
sJstiblo lorre that carried courage to every
heart and gave new strength to every iimb.
A CRITICAL MOMENT.
That famous black stallion, h is w;.v horse, was
infused with the same spirit a his riJor.
" Halt ! " he cries in stentorian tonea. Riding
up to a color-bearer, he seizes the colore, mid
again that voice peals forth, "Halt! are you
cowards ? Would you disgrace tho projud name
of the Fifteenth Corps? Remember McPherson
aud avenge bis death ! Will you hold this line
with me?" "Yes, yes, yes," came from all
parts of tho line, and back those panic-stricken
men turned panic-stricken no more, but a
brave, determined force that under Logan
could not be moved. Nor were they moved
again that day, though assailed by fearful odds.
The dead and wounded along their front and
within their lines showed how bravo and effi
cient men could be under a leader equal to the
emergency. The dreadful carnage soon ceased.
The enemy were completely routed at all
points. What was a well-planned attack, and
promised so much at one lime, had turned iuto
a terrible, crushing defeat.
Tho Second Brig., First Div., Sixteenth
Corps, were now brought over from their posi
tion, where they had met heavy losses, and put
in battle order to charge tho outer lino,, which
the enemy captured from Gcu. M. L. Smith.
Right gallantly th,ey went to tho charge, re
capturing both lost batteries and a goodly
number of prisoners. This charge ended the
fighting for that, day. Thousands of private
soldiers cvinced just as much of bravery,
dash and intrepid daring as any general ou tho
field. Scores of incidents-could bo gleaned from
our camp-fires that would show deeds of daring
performed by officers and' men of tho Army of
the Tennessee on that memorable 22d of July
that would eclipso the record of Napoleon's
Old Guard, or the English under Welling
ton, or any other army that ever had au exist
ence. Think of the.galla.ut, fearless, loved and
lau.cn ted McPherson, regarding not his own
life, loving ifc less thanhis country's flag and
honor, forgetting Ijis owii safety in his anxiety
for the security of his gapant army, aud riding
i uiiUiUu.leu ana learlessly out where dutv
caliedj knowing full wejl that danger lurked
behind every tice, beneath every bush and in
ever j ravine! He fell a victim to his devo
tion to country, comradesand flag. Ho needs no
encomiums of praise from my poor, feeble pen.
In the hearts of his soldiers aud his soldiers'
children the memory of his valor will never
fade. A. S. O.
Sot That Army Mule.
To Tnic Editor: I noticed in a recent issue
of The Tribune an articlo in relation to
"Thai Ariny Mule" which Secretary Lincoln
ordered to be "peusioued off," as ifc- were, and
I write to say that I don't believe it was tho
ZolHconer mule; I-don't believe ho ever
sniel'cJ rebel powder. That mule was-not
with Eurusido on his march over the Cumber
land Mountains, nor at Kuoxvillc, nor did ho
carry umiuumtloa er cannon. It is preposter-
ous to suppose that any mule could have been
subjected to such hardships as you enumerate
and still livo to draw ft pension. If ho had
been through all you say his case could never
have beon proved up so readily. There would
have been numerous delays, conflicting records,
and shaky witnesses to contend with. Besides,
he would have been "worried, to death by spe
cial examiners. He would have been com
pelled to provo that he was sound at date of
entering the Government's service aud what
the stato of his health had been every day
since. Tho mule -you speak of would have
starved to death long before he got his pension.
Doubtless his bones have been bleaching in
tho Tennessee hillsides these last 20 years. J.
T. Lucas, Co. H, 8th Kan., Cromwell, Ky.
One of tho Xast to LeaTO AnilcrsonTille.
To the Editor: Permit mo to state in your
valnablo paper that in a prior issue of The
Tribune an ex-prisoner of war stated that the
last squad of prisoners that were released from
Andersonvillo prison, were released at a place
other than between Baldwin and Jacksonville,
Fla. I beg leave to differ with tho ox -prisoner,
as I was the last prisoner that stepped out of
Andersonvillc the latter part of April, 18G5, and
was also among tho squad that he stated were
taken to Macon, Ga., and subsequently brought
back to Andersonvillc.
After wo had signed the parole at Andorson
vUlo, we took the cars Wire and family along
with us and thence were transported to Al
bany, Ga., whither we had once previously
been taken and brought back to Andersonville.
We were then marched to Tboraasvillc, Ga.
Another prisoner aud I escaped at Albany, in
tending to try to get back to Union lints, but
about 12 o'clock that night we woko up an old
planter to get something to eat and informa
tion as to what direction to pursue, and were
persuaded by him to get to the squad of prison
ers in camp at Albany as quick as possible, as
we were on our way to be exchanged. Wc,
however, concluded to turn our direction to
Thomasville, whither the squad was to bo
marched tho following day. Tho next night,
about 12 o'clock, we reached the suburbs of
Thomasville, where the prisoners were in camp.
Passing along the road we came upon the ma
jor commanding the squad, lying on a cot, and
reported to him. Ho asked where we had
been, and we told him wc had been foraging,
and had left his command at Albany. He re
marked using his own language: "You aro
the darndest set- of Yankees I ever saw." Ho
chatted very friendly with us a few moments
and then told us to report to tho officer of tho
guard. Wo did so, aud the boys of our ac
quaintance got up, built a fire, and they had a
good square meal as far as quantity was con
corned as they had had for a long while, as wo
had two haversacks as full a3 was comfortable
for a 125-lb. boy to carry. The following day
we took the cars, and from there were trans
ported to Baldwin, Fla., and half-way between
there and Jacksonville wo were released. It
wa3 suggested by some of the officer; that we
march into Jacksonville in a squad; but it was
of no avail, and it was one of the worst route
step marchesl everwitnessed. The strongest got
in about midnight, andlhe rest were continually
dropping in until noon the next diy, April 29,
1805. We staid there for several days, and
then took a steamer ou the St. John's River to
Fernandina, Fla. We remained in camp there
for a number of days, and were then put on
board the ocean steamer Daniel Webster, and
from there were taken up the Chesapeake Bay
to Annapolis, Md. I would liko to learn the
name of the boy that escaped with me at Al
bany. Theo. Eads, Co. C, 51st 111., Corning,
THE QUESTION SQUAD.
A Glance at the Contents of The Tribune's 3Iail
Comrade Ben. Hoyer, Co. G, 107th Pa., Berrys
burg, Pa., would like to hear from some of his
Wra. Elmendorf, Kingston, X. Y., has in his pos
session an honorable discharge, which was found
in that city, bearing the name of John Lindeman.
Uth Ind.. which he will restore to owner upon
J. Ilinson, Menasha, Wis.: I have in my posses
sion hospital descrintive Toll of Wm. E. Howell,
private, Co. B, 33d Ohio, from Triplex General
Hospital, Columbus. Ohio, dated April 21. 1865. It
Shows that Howell had been discharged. Will send
it to his friends' address, if notified.
N. P. "Walker. Co. A, 26th Ohio, Portland, Ind.,
wants to know who had tbe photographs of Ohio
regimental nags for sale at the Columbus .Reunion
Comrade Avery Hawkins. Bogota, HI., says it
was his rcKiment (33th 111.) and not the S8;h Ohio
that captured the prisoners and train of rebel am
intuition at Perry ville, Ky.
Any one knowing present address of Simeon
Keougti, an ex-soldier, supposed to be in Canada,
whose wife is deceased and daughter in poor cir
cumstances, should notify James A. Bailiy, Fair
port, Monroe Co., N. Y.
C. Grundy. Sr., Slorrisonville, III., responds to
"Myrtle's" call for the 30th HI. He was a mem
ber of Co. B. and says he saw Johnny Coppa laat
June at Springfield, Avhere he is an owner in a
large woolen mill looking not a day older. Jasper
Barney, of thelCth HI., lives or did live near Noko
mis, 111. Both were tine regiments, and only parted
company in August, 18G4. The lGth was heard of at
Jonesboro and Bcntonville.
C. F. Cam wright, Co. B, 5th N. Y. Art., Saugerties,
X. Y retunm tuaaks to comrades forpapera sent
W. A. Bartholomew, Marengo, Iowa, 59th Ind.,
snys it was Co. A, the skirmish company, not
Co. II, that planted the colors at Jackson, 3Iisd. He
fcbouki correspond directly with Jeremiah B.
Ilickel, Co. B, on that point. The Tribute can't
undertake to discuss auch details.
In regard to Wm. 31. Hayes, captured June or
July, 1M3, A. B. Perkins, Co. F, 10th Iowa, Sunny
Date, Kan., writes that he knew a man of that
name at Belle Isle, who went with him to Ander
bouville, but never knew his fate.
Comrade E. S. Heath. Kcnnerdell. Pa., has the
discharge- paper of Elijah B. Hussell orltupell, Co.
K. 3Sth Ohio. It was found in an empty house at
Albert Hart, Co. 0.55th Pa.. Santa Cruz. Hnl
t desires to learn the address of any comrade of that
Clias. H. Odborn, Co. D, HSlh K. Y., Mt. Yernon,
Ohio, wauia the address of surgeons who were in
charge at Hampton Hospital in 1SC1.
Henry Waterhouse, Co. B, 2d 3Iich.,- Winona,
Minn., wishes &ome comrade would supplv him
with the song entitled " Croxton's Brigade?'
A.J. Long, Co. K, CSth Ohio, Goldendalei W. T
writes that the address of Gen. MHroy is FortSim
coe, Yakima Co., Wash. T., and not as given in
Tkk TnimWE of June 5.
Wm. B. Witcraft, Co. I, ICth 111., Bomanee, Wis.,
would like to know the names of the two soldiers
who were hanged on the morning of March 21
lisG-3, near Bcntonville, X. C, by the Confederates!
Comrade A. O. "White, Beaver, Pa., writes as fol
lows: I noticed an inquiry in your paper asking
for information as to who took command of the
110th Pa., after the death of Col. Roberts, at Gettys
burg. The command of the regiment fell upon
Capt. Stockton, of Co. K of that regiment, as senior
Comrade Wesley Howard, Windham, K. Y.,
wonders what has become of the boys of the 57th
N. Y., a3 he has not heard from any of them since
Comrade Thomas J. Kendall, Battle Gronnd,
Ind., late Co. A, 2d Ind. Cav., writes that he has
just recovered a little ail ver badge he lost in Mav
1SG4, on the Etowah Kiver, Ga. '
And What Our Club-Kaisers Think and Say of
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watch a splendid timekeeper. John H. Howe
Port lloyal, Pa. '
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The sleeve-buttons you sent me arc indeed beau
tiful. Every comrade of the Grand Army should
send for a pair. M. O. Hoiston, Charleston, III.
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tions. Alex Hunter, Holdrcdgc, 2seb.
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A. Hale, Springport, Mich.
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Kbw I can prouounea ifc a jewel. W. H. nanbon
Parker, Dak. '
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E. D. 12., Akron, Ohio, says : I wish information
iu relation to this question : An otlicer in the army
was discharged in consequent of di.-ibfity. The
discharge papers certified to by the culonol so
show. He is now partially disabled. What fur
ther evidence is necessary (lie lost the hearinjf of
bis right ear) to procure a pension, and how much
is he entitled to? Answer. If we knew tho rauk f
the ofiieer, the nature of the disability for which
he was discharged the service, the amount of the
evidence already UK-d, tho decree of deafness
(whether slight, severe, or total), whether that h
the only disability claimed, together with a few
other important faets, wo might be able to give an
opinion in regard to the testimony. The rating
will depend upon the report of the esammiug
Jf. T., Elva, JAVft. Commissioner Bently was re
moved and Commissioner Dudley appointed by
President Garfield in May. laSl.
IP. W. E Xeiclon, loisa. Whether one man's
oath will stop a pension depends upon circum
stances. If a person should make a statement un
der oath against a pensioner and it had an impor
tant bearing upon the pension, it would probably
be inveat!g.Ucd. and if the statement was found to
be true the pension might be stopped ; but the Pen
sion Office cannot drop a pensioner until it has
been shown by ample testimony that he i not enti
tled thereto. The oath of one person is not suffi
cient to prove this.
G. B. P., Eenszelaer Fulls, A F. To entiile the
widow and children to pension, the cause of death
of soldier must be shown to luwe been due to he
service and line of duty. If you should die from
thecflectaofthelosaof your arm, and it could be
proved that that was tho caue of death, your
widow would be entitled to pension ; but we shou td
say that death from such a cause would be very
rare and hard to prove. The loss of your arm may
have tended to impair your general health, but the
immediate cause of your death may have no con
nection whatever with the Ios of your arm, and
in such case pension to your widow would be de
nied. The law may be changed, however, by the
time this appears in print.
A. O. 2?., East St. Louis, Jm". Pension having
been granted in a case, any subsequent claim be
comes a claim for increase. The original claim is
the fint claim filed, and when certificate ha3 been
issued the original claim is diaposfed of. A further
claim becomes a claim for increase on the old, or a
new disability, as ihe case may be. In case the ar
rears aet should be extended, such claim for in
crease on new disability would date back to dis
charge if allowed.
J. 1J., Loda, JR. Your service in the Regular
Army before the war would not be deducted from
the ieriod required to prove up a soldier's home
stead. As you were discharged for wounds receiv
ed in line of duty, the entire terra for which you
enlisted (three years) in the late war would be de
ducted. JJ. iV. S (Inincy, 3fieh.l. We do not know
why the Pension Office did not call for
further evidence in your claim, nor for what
reason it was referred to a special examiner.
Claims that are considered doubtful are thus re
ferred. If you have any additional testimony, you
can submit it to the special examiner if he ever
reaches your case. 2. We Co not know of any
such blanks as you mention. We would like to
see one very much. 3. The Commissioner of Pen
sions, and every other employee cf the Govern-'
ment, is prohibited by law from receiving any
money for services in any claim against the Gov-ernraenfc,-
and forany violation of such law 13 lia
ble to removal from ocice, and both fine and im
prisonment. S. L., Lawrence, Mass. We have no knowledge
of any bill hsviug been introduced in Congress
providing pay lor officers who raised companies
under State authority, and who never received any
compensation until mustered into the U.S. service.
The only claim such officers have, if any, is against
the Stato in which the troops were enlisted, a3 the
TJ. S. Government re-imbursed the different States
for their expenses in misiug and equipping the
Michigan. Paitsvtfle, Pa. A Holdier who was dis
charged before the term of his enlistment expired,
not havingserrtd lico jearsr.in order to be promoted,
or for any cause except icounds, was not entitled to
any bounty, and if he had received SS advance
bounty the same was legally deducted from any
subsequent payment for his services. The object
of the law was to bestow bounty only upon those
who served out their terms as enlisted men, orwere
discharged for iruundi.
IP. H. P., Mill Creek. IU. There is no premium
on silver coined iu IbCl or auy other year. There
are certain coius upon which collectors plpcean
increased value owing to their scarcity. A list of
aueh coins you am obtain by writing to Messrs.
Scott & Co., 721 Broadway, New York city.
A. P., Pipestone, Mich. 1. No bounty due vou
because you were discharged for disease prior to
two years service. See reply to "Michigan," this
column. 2. If you have corrected the error by
stating in an affidavit the correct nature of your.
disability, that is sufficient. 3. Such aradavlt will
be considered ns an application for the disabilities
so stated. -1. Pralapsus is not a rupture.
P. R. B., Jfansficld, Mass., and J. P., Ml.Elna,
Pa.U you will state your questions again and
give your full name, it will receive our attention.
See note at head of column.
J., Kew York, propounds the folio-wing: 1. Is a
soldier's widow, whose husband's death resulted
from other than wounds received or disease con
tracted in the line of duty, entitled to a pension ?
2. Was the pension bill that passed the Senate this
week referred to and reported by the regular com
mittee of that body, or by a special committee, and
who constituted that committee ? Answer. L No;
unless Congress shall change the law. 2. The reg
ular committee, composed of Senators Mitchell,
Blair, Vau Wyck, Cullom, Sabin, Slater, Jackson,
Camden, and Colquitt.
A. H., Bogota, EL To entitle a lather to pension
it must bo shown that he was-, at the date of death
of the son who died in the army, dependent upon
him for support ; that the baid son did render such
support, and that the father was not competent to
support himself by the proceeds of his own manual
labor.' The fact that the parent has other sons
who are able-bodied, &c, does not afiecthis right
Hoc., TTausau, Wis. 1. You are at liberty to file
an additional claim at any time while claim m
pending or after it is rejected. 2. At what period
the present force of special examiners will get
through with the work before them is a difficult
question to answer. Probably ten or fifteen years
with the preacnt Commissioner of Pensions.
O.TF. C, Eromisdale, Pa., inquires: 1. Howinuch.
fee is claim agent, as counsel for increase pension
case, entitled to? 2. Who has the ratingof pensions,
the board of examiners or Commissioner of Pen
sions? 3. What is General Grant's and General
Shermau's pay on the retired list, and how long
does it last ? -L Havo any bills passed this session
of Congress favoring pensions? Inaicer. 1. 10,
unless fee contracts fora greater sum are filed in the
claim. 2. The Medical Division of the Pension Office
acting under orders of the Commissioner. 3. Gen.
Grant is not on the retired list. Gen. Sherman's
pay as a retired General U. S. A., is $13,500 a year,
to continue during his lifetime. -1. No. In regard
to this question the law may be changed by the
time this appears in print. At the date this is
written none of tho various pension bills have
Tico Soldiers, CanneUon, Ind. You have no reme
dy. H your aitorney has withdrawn from busi
ness, or has been disbarred from future practice, or
for otluir cause is no. longer connected with your
case, you cannot recover the amount paid him for
fees unless he shall choose to refund, and that is
not probable. If you employ another attorney ho
reasonably expects pay for his services ; he cannot
prosecute your claim for nothing; and yon will
havo to pay him the legal fee. It is very unfortun
ate Unit jou did not select a reliable attorney to
prosecute ;, our claim in the first place ; but we are
not ail born to luck, you know. Your claim is now
in good h.uds.
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