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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON, D. C, THURSDAY, JULY 24, 1884.
POOR MIKE. MpNL
Tlie Story of an Unknown and Unre
3Y NAP0CTON B. WASHINGTON, 31. c.
Wriilcnfvr ThcSational Tribune.
Ko man is a 'hero to his valet; "but my valet
is a hero to roe. He is more lie lias been
September 19, 1SG2, Gen. Bosccrans attacked
the Confederates under Jen. Price at Iuka,
Miss., and fought theui hard. He had tho two
division:: of Hamilton and Stanley 10,000 men ;
(jeu. Trice had i0,t)00. It had been aiiangcd
by and between Gens. Bosccrans and Grant,
that the former should move upon the Confed
erate position from Jaciuto and tho soutli,
while (Jen. Grant and Gen. Ord, with an army
of iia,000, should come from Corinth and tho
west- and north ; and betweon the two jaws of
a trap the Confederates were to be crushed.
JJut only the Itosetraus jaw worked; tho Grant
aud Ord jaw hung by a hinge.
It was not believed that Kosecrans would do
mueh lighting; the weight of tho conflict, it
was planned, was to fall on Grant and Ord.
JRut as soun as Jtosocrans came up and began
skirmishing, the Conlederates felt upon him
and lorced him to fight fast and hard from 3
o'clock in the afternoon till 9 at night, to
save being overwhelmed and driven from the
field. The contest was stubborn, fierce and
(considering tho numbers engaged; very bloody.
Grant aud Ord lay at Burnsville, seven miles
to the west, but never moved -up, as agreed.
It wasleclared that neither of them heard the
pounding oi the cannon :aid the roaring of the
musketry, "owing to the contrary direction of
the wind." But Bosccrans heid his own, the
CouIederate6 retreated during the night, and
the nest morning Giant and Ord canio up.
This much is written history. Now for the
unwritten part, and a touch, incidentally, upon
tlie unknown aud unrewarded heroes and
heroines of the old war days.
Dave Barelayand myself were comrades in
tins luka light both oi u& private soldiers in
a ilisfcouri rcgimontj which was in reserve
immediately in the rear of the 10th Ohio bat
tery, winch was captured and recaptured lour
times, and around wnicb, after the iight was
over, the dead of both armies was fairly piled.
Our regiment lay along a slope, just under the
crest of a hill, where the battery stood and tho
fiercest fighting was. We were in an old field,
gravelly and brambly.
Hot as Tophet it was there! "We caught
nearly all the balls and shells that the rebels
eoutatthe battery and its immediate defend
ers, but could not strike back because of a thin
line of our own men intervening. All soldiers
inow how trying such a situation is.
At last an infernal machine, called a bomb
shell, exploded iairly in tlie ranks of my com
pany, tore three inch's legs oil", and wounded
eight others volunteers to carry off tho
(rounded, only two to the man 1 The Captain
looked dubiously at Dave and me as he said,
" Can you boys carry off Dean there and come
We caught Dean up in a blanket (he was a
mere boy and we were mere boys) and carried
him away, our muskets slang on our hacks.
We were glad of any excuse to get out of
that "hell-hole," as Dave called it.
We carried poor Dean to the field hospital,
the white bones in his legs sticking through
the bloody masses of mangled flesh and cloth
ing full in my -sight : I could not keep my
eyes from them and his voice murmuring of
his mother, and growing fainter all the while.
The surgeon looked at him and turned away,
and then came the priest the same who had
administered the sacrament to Gen. Eosecrans
an hour before and shjjisdhim, aud then
the spirit of the dcarTEandsome little fellow
passed above the battle-clouds to where all is
We composed the poor boy's limbs, and then
the hospital attendants turned us away. We
walked on", the tears washing our faces and our
hearts beating violently. Thelions of the bat
tle wore still roaring aud tearing.
When we cameiu view of that "hell-hole"
both of as instinctively faltered and stopped.
I ratcndud to fix my shoe. Dave caught at
the idi end pretended to fix his shoe. I rose
tilt and iigbed, and then looked at tho field.
Stgbtd an lodiicnl, sbe& .and looked,
Arwa stglitt j&pjun."
Dave dSi ske some. Then wo garod into
each other's pallid faces a moment, and Dave
1 jton'tfikiak the regiment is now where
we lafli ii d ym?
Im&Ai 0b, ho; I have no idea it is. It
couMwt stand it there this long."
Dttvceaid: Yes, the General has had some
money shoot him, and has sent another rcgi
xaoitt to lake tlie place of ours. Where do you
think ours t now?" he added.
I lepliod very promptly, answering the cue
he gave me for both of us were playing a
larct Well, I think most likely it is over
there in that thick timber;" and I pointed
in a direction directly away from the locality
whore we had left the regiment and a mile
Said Dave, readily: "Yes, of course; and,
like as not, it has gone over there to flank
' Come on, then," I said determinedly, "let
ns join it at once. It is oar duty to stand by
our comrades at all hazards and under all
Ti'isgitudes," and I ducked my head to avoid
. stray humming niinie.
Dave looked queerly at me and replied:
" That's no slouch of a speech for you to get off,
even on an occasion like this. The Eentiment
does you credit, really!"
There was so much of sarcasm and irony in
his remarks that it was impossible to charac
terize them properly.
We were trotting along toward cover when
I again spoke:
" I'm not afraid ; are you, Dave ? "
"Oh, no! Of course not. Ain't I on my
way to join my comrades in the thickest of the
fray. Afraid V The idea!"
! ara glad of it," 1 returned. " I am glad I
kin'tafraid, either. But, if some persons should
see us, they might misconstrue our motives, you
know might think we were trying ,to keep
jxom going back into that infernal place again.
Eut, thank heaven, we are both too strong
Union boyt to desert the flag now, when "
I stopped bbort, and bo did Dave; for there,
cro our path, was a well-mounted Union
cavalryman, sitting his horse finely He had
i large dragoon revolver in his hand, and he
called out as he brandished it:
"Arrah, now, aa' f where are yez goin'?"
Dave stopped to fir his shoe again, and I
"answered: "Just rightover there," waving mv
hand in the direction of the good thick timber
bo near and so dear jufit then.
"Well, jist right over thero' with such a
withbringfineer'j begorrah, git back agin, an'
go jist right over there! " And he pointed into
that horrible old field.
"But we west to get to our regiment the
th 3ri&souri," Dave remonstrated.
"Wall, the ihllizzaorie is there, an' has
been there, an' I'm here to Eind back to it all
oi 3a mm mars tryin' to run , so go an now
go an go an got out o1 this," and he dis
played his revolver and urged hie horse upon
ns at overy command he gave.
I said U Dave, hurriedly : "He scorns to be
na ill-brod MrtrfM and, like many of his coun
trymen, addicted t drink probably intori
calvdnow; wo tn have no controversy with
him, let us go n rand we were going before I
Each kpt his thoughts to himself as wo
retaMted in the direction of our command.
When we reached the company the fight was
t hot and the bullets as thick as ever. Tho
Captain greoted ns admiringly, saving we were
brave boys to return so soon and under such
cirouuistaucos. He didn't know all the eir
cunwtanees, however. "The others have not
come back yet," he added; full-grown men,
Aiter the fight an imestigation showed that
Bmeu had left the regiment, bearing off tho
wounded, and we were the only two that had
returned r.udor fire. The others had probably
ono "just right over there!'
W were profusely and effusively compli
mented by all the regiment for our "ncrvo"
and "remarkable coolness," which the Colonel
said was "tcarcely lo he expected from soldiers
f your .ago and experience." He had seen us
aswc came trotting across the field on our
return to tho ' bell-hole " through tho fierce
ctorm of bullets aud shells, but ho had not seen
ar interview with the Irish dragoon 1
mike's ruEiiOoon die approved.
A low days afterward an ordor camo from
Gen. Grant to the Colonel of each regiment in
our brigado directing him to select two men
from tho ranks, who had especially distin
guished themselves aud were worthy in all
other respects, for promotion. Our Colonel
Bunt for Dave and me, and informed us that we
were selected for this distinction. The order,
as read on dress parade, declared that this was
especially bocaasc of our " bravery and con
spifuousgallantry at luka." The drums rolled
and the men wertr allowed to clap their hands.
We were duly commissioned as First Lieu
tenants and assigut d to staff duty Beporting
to Gen. McGunln, Dave was detailed tibr topo
graphical aud engineer work, as he was a good
engineer and had gradaated as C. 13. just before
enlisting. I was kept with the General.
Tho first day at Headquarters, I saw, among
the orderlies, tho veritable cavalryman that
had caused my promotion ! was alarmed, but
cautiously approaching him, I found ho did
not recognize me in my smart new uniform
aud with my newly-assumed airs and style. I
was mightily relieved The dragoon's name
was Michael Mahone; age, 25; single; occupa
tion, a jockey; read aud write ho could not;
habits, moderately temperate. He was popu
lar with his comrades, aud off duty was rollick
ing and jolly.
With the start I had, honors were thrust
thick upon mo. Before long I was a Captain
and an Assistant Adjutant-General. I obtained
a leave of absence that .Winter, desiring to have
a brief good time before active operations be
gan in the Spring. ThcEamemail that brought
my application for leave marked "approved"
brought a large envelope inscribed: -"Application
for furlough. Private M. Mahone,
HI. Cav. Disapproved." As I was walking to
my quarters 1 inet this man, a letter in
his hand. Saluting me respectfully, "Av yo
plaze, Captin," ho said, " here's a letther, an'
Dan Byan can't radc it jist right, an' I know
ye can, an' wud ye mind to do it? It's impor
tant bizness, sor, for ye see-with a blash and a
gleam it's from me thrue love!"
The composition wa3 bad; the penmanship
Vcr mother jjits that weak she cant fett up nnour
atiine. but shoe asy in her mine an lokb of you
and thinks, if ye end cum to mjb her Jis-t. the wance,
she could die contint, fordicbhe uiit'jt, mi ye end
lite the harder when ye git Ik.cIc. i think it ure
folt you donnt, emu. Ime -urc ye have anuther
g-url lor yer sivctuharL by tin- time and dont ever
care for the like- of me any longer. I curse the
day ye went for a -ojer, God hlea.-. ye ! I Lope you
wil be happy with her or without her.
truly yur fiend Kattjv O'-Cnnry.
I answered the letter for ilikeand explained
matters as best I could. Ho described the sit
uation to me at his home, which was in Chi
cago. His sweetheart, Kitty O'Brien, had
given up her place as a domestic to care for his
invalid mother, who for many months had sub
sisted entirely on Mike's 'small pay. "There's
not much doin' now," he said to mc; "I think
they might lave me go to see tbiin; but it's no
use frettin', I suppose, an' I'll stay as contint
as I can. Though I could wish to see them
both so bad O, so bad!"
My arrival at home was noticed by the local
papers, with' Sundry comments on the " bril
liant record " I had made. A party was given
by a rich relative in honor of his "gallant
young nephew." Of course I was the lion of
the occasion, and the compliments and flattery
I received weie enough to make me silly, aud
miserable, too, I must confess. For, as a vision
of Mike Jlahone aud his dying mother rose
before mo ever and auon, I felt what a mis
erable fraud I was, aud how undeserved all
these attentions were.
At this party I met and was captivated by
the daughter of the distinguished Judge Mor
ns, rich aud proud, and hitherto at such a dis
tance from me in a social position that I was
almost a stranger to the family. Edith Morris
was beautiful and accomplished. She was pa
triotic and ambitious, too. Ontof a dozen or
moremarriageabloyoung ladies, by whom I was
fairly surrounded, I chose her, the dearest girl
of all, and before I returned to the army we
were engaged. Asking her if she could love a
soldier boy, she replied that I was no longer a
soldier boy, but a hero, a sir knight, and that
she was only too probd being all unworthy
to bo my lady love! I may eay it, in the in
terest of truth, that other girls of her set en
mike's faithful heaet.
In the rearof Vicksburg my General directed
me to take an orderly 3nd ride forward and
recounoiter ii particular position. 1 rode out
with Mike Mahone, and we were soon inside
the enemy's lines. Pushing through a thicket,
we came suddenly upon two Confederate offi
cers, who called out, "Surrender!" A strug
gle followed. One of the Confederates (a Cap
tain) was killed; the other was wounded." I
had a scratch on my cheek, and Mike a bullet
in nis tnigu. jie coverea the surviving ollicer
with his old luka revolver and turned to me
for orders. " Spare him," I said. The Confed
erate bowed and mid : "Though you are much
my inferior iu rank, I surrender to you as a
prisoner. I am General Carter. You will care
for the body of my friend here, I suppose?"
It seemed that he and a staff officer had been
out reeonnoitering, too. I hurried him away to
our camp. Mike rode behind us without a
word or a groan because of the wound he had
received, fcevere as it was. As I was about to
return my revolver to its holster, I examined
it to reload the chambers that I imagined I had
emptied. .Not a shot had I fired ! Every cham
ber had a cartridge, every nipple a cap. I had
sat through the fight, too bewildered to do or
to see anything, so that I was really net a spec
tator. Mike said he believed I had lulled the
rebel officer, "for sure the Captain was nigh to
him, and for meself, I was shootin' purty
fasht first at wan, then at another of thim."
I was a hero this time of the entire division.
Mike was again taken to the hospital. J, was
made a Major.
Calling to sec the brave fellow one day, ho
showed me another letter he had received
from Chicago. It was written by a Sister of
Charity. Mike's mother was dead, and oh, the
pity and the sorrow of it Katie O'Brien was
dead, too ! She liad watched and cared for the
poor widow until the worn-out body had re
leased her spirit. Then, because Mike's pay
was delayed, and there was no money to be
had otherwise, Katie had cheerfully spent her
own savings, and even sold her ring to help
buy the coffin and pay for the candles. A
month later she, too, died, chiefly of overwork
and under-fare. The good Sister wrote . "She
passed away peacefully, and a little while be
fore she died she bade me write to you and say
she loved you to the last. ' May God bless him
and tho Virgin keep him,' were her very
words." I could not keep the tears back, but
Mike said, "It's very hard to bear, Captain,
dcar.but I'll bear it, though, asl've borne it all
this while." And bear it he did.
SO it Went On. AfhrfimATinis nnmmln
sioned a full Colonel, and led a regiment in the
closing scenes.of the war. I was mustered out
a brevet-Brigadier, "one of theyoungest in the
service," it was Efiid. Dave became a Major,
and took a commission in the Eegular Army
resigning a year later to engage actively in the
wholesale trade in Chicago.
I returned home, married Edith Morris, waa
toon admitted to the bar, and formed a lucra
tive partnership with her father. I became
prominent as a lawyer and politician. I broke
a dead-lock, and was nominated by my party for
Congress, and elected by avery small majority
lees than 50. The papers said my "splendid
war record " saved mo.
In my sat in the House, one day. I received
a letter from Dave, asking mo to vote for a lib
oral appropriation in aid of tho harbor improve
ment at Chicago, and closing. "By the way,
ta old acquaintance of ours turned up yester
day. You maeinber that Irish cavalryman at
luka. Positively this was the first time cither
of as had alluded to him, one to tho other. He
is employed iu our house now as a porter; ap
plied this morning to the manager, in my pres
ence, for work; manager Eaid, 'All full;' I
recognized him, saw that he didn't remember
me,and 1 said, Give him a place.' His name is
Michael Mahone, and ho is industrious, faith
ful, and oblivious."
Four years ago I had Davo send this man to
me, by the invention of an innocent Btory that
I "needed him." Ho knew me as the Captain
on Gen. McGuffin's staff, and was glad to serve
under me again. He was and is still a bachelor,
faithful in lovo as in war. He cares for my
matched bays, and is tho delight of my child
Ten, the admired of aU.
Soon after he camo to mc, I was again nomi
nated for Congress. My opponent was wealthy
aild T)Ontllnr TllIX -fiirllf; vjnn nrrnin VWa A
poll of the district by my henchmen showed 25
majority for the opposition. My opponent
counted on the Irish vote sure and solid. A
week before the election Mike Mahone went to
Jonesvillc, a railroad town, full or Irish labor
ers, and spent three days and the contents of a
demijohn among his countrymen. I carried
Jonesville, aud my majority in tho district
I wonder if there are other "heroes "like
me and like Mike Mahono?
"Eoujjh. on EaU" clears oat Bats, Mio. 16c.
SAYING TpJE NATION,
Tlie Capture of Roanoke Island A
BY " CART-ETON."
WrUlen for The National Tribune.
To ihe Boys anil Girls of the Untied States:
You have already read about tho taking of
the Confederate forts at Hattoras Inlet, through
which, it was stated, a Union licet might
gain an entrance to Pamlico Sound, and so
threaten the towns of North Carolina. Look
ing at tho map, yon will see Boanoke Island
between Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds. It is
about 12 miles in length by two in width.Tfio
passage on the cast side is Roanoke Sound,
that on tho west side Croatau Sound.
IilPOETAXCE OP EOAKOKE ISLAND. ,,
In war, places insignificant in themselves
becomo of great military importance. Corinth
in Western Tennessee is only a railroad junc
tion, but wo have already seen how great its
importance in connection with the movements
of the "Union and Confederate armies. Iu liko
manner tlie Island of Boanoke was a place of
importance to the Confederates. It is G5 miles
south of Norfolk, Vft. Tho Dismal Swamp
Canal connects the waters of Albemarle Sound
with the waters of Chesapeake Bay. Gen.
Wise, who commanded tho Confederate troop3
in North Carolina, said: "It unlocks two
sounds, eight river?, four canals, two railroads,
and guards more than four-fifths of Norfolk's
supplies of corn, poik and forage."
In January, 1S(2, the Confederates held
Norfolk and its Navy Yard. Gen. Huger was
PLANNING THE CAPTURE.
Gen. Butler showed the Secretary of War at
Washington that a Union fleet could enter
Pamlico Sound and with an array of 15,000
men could capture Boanoke Island, which tho
Confederates had foi titled that tho fleet could
then enter Albemarle Sound, which would
threaten Norfolk; that Hugcr would have to
leave; that all the towns along tho waters of
the two sounds could be captured. The Secre
tary of War and Pres. Lincoln thought favor
ably of the plan, and very soon there were
lively times at Fortress Monroe the arrival of
a great fleet of steamers and war ships aud tlie
gathering of 15,000 men under Gen. Burnsido.
Most of the troops.were from New England.
No one knew whither tho troops were bound,
so well was the secret kept.
Gen. H. A. Wh,chad been Governor of Vir
ginia before tho war. It was he who signed
the warrant for the execution of John Brown.
He had been a Member of Congress for manjr
years and wielded at ono time great influence.
Ho was a General in the Confederate service
and was sent to dtfeud the North Caiolina
coast. The Confederate Secretary of War (Mr.
Benjamin) and Jefferson Davis "had no great
love for Gen. Wise, because he was very inde
pendent and was. in the habit of criticising
their administration of affairs. Gen. Wiso
called for 10,000 men to defend Boanoke Island.
Mr. Benjamin told him that he must get the
men of North Carolina to enlist; but recruits
did not come. Gen. Wise bitterly complained
that he could get no supplies from the Secre
tary of War, who, it seems, allowed his per
gonal feelings towards Gen. Wise to influence
PREPARATIONS FOP. THE ATTACK.
Gen. Wise was sure that the Union fleet and
army at Fortress Monroe was hound for North
Carolina. A gang of slaves was set to work
building forts. Going down now to Boanoke
Island we see that the autbern end is a marsh
and a dense forest. afclf-way up the island,
on the west side, we see Fort Bartow. Beyond
we come to Fort Blanchard, and at the upper
end of the island, Fort Huger. Opposite Hu
ger, on the mainland, is Fort Forest. On the
east side of the island is auother fort, guarding
Boanoke Sound. There were 22 heavy cannon
in the forts. The water in Croatan Sound was
not very deep, and Gen. Wise had a line of
piles driven across the sound to stop the Union
war-ships, leaving only the channel open.
There were eight small Confederate steam
ers, each carrying one or two guns, in Albe
marle Sound. With tho forts, the ohitruc
tious and the gunboats, the Confederate author
ities at Bichmond expected that Gen. Wise
would prevent a Union fleet from getting past
the island. The ground was so marshy on the
mainland and on the lower part of the island,
it was supposed that no Union army could get
possession of the forts.
THE UNION FLEET.
Tho water was so shallow .that no large ves
sels could be used. The Union fleet, under
Admiral Goldsborough, consisted of 20 light
draft vessels. Two of the largest carried four
guns, two others carried three guns each ; most
of them had only one gun, but they were all
large-sized cannon two of them 100-pounder
rifled-guns; none less than 30-pounders.
Thero were 40 steamships to carry the troop ;
nearly 100 vessels in all swept out from Fortress
Monroe on Sunday, Jan. 11, 18G2. None of the
Captains knew whither they were bound till
they were out upon the broad ocean, when they
opened their sealed orders and found that they
were bound for Hatteras Inlet. Fog came on
and on Monday, when the vessels wero off Capo
Hatteras, a storm burst upon tho fleet, in
which six vessels were lost, but only three men
Again the newspapers of tho Southern States
rejoiced and hoped that the whole fleet would
go to the bottom of the sea, but ono by one tho
ships reached Hatteras Inlet, crossed the bar
and floated in tho calm waters of Pamlico
ROMUARDSIENT OF THE FORTS.
Not till Feb. 7 was Commodore Goldsbor
ough ready to bombard the Confederate forts.
At 30 o'clock the sailors on tlie gunboats saw
a line of signal flags flying at tho masthead of
the Southficld the flagship of the fleet. This
is what they read:
" On this day our country expects overy man
to do his duty."
The Stars and Stripes led the way and tho
other vessels followed.
Down from the northern end of tho sound
steamed the Confederate fleet under Com.
Lynch. It was past 11 o'clock when the Stars
and Stripes sent a shot from its 100-pounder
rifled gun spinning towatds Fort Bartow. It
was tho signal for battle. Ono after another
tho vessels opened fire, but Com. Lynch's largest
vessel, tho Curlew, was quickly riddled by
solid shot that crashed through her sides. Tho
water was pouring in aud tho Captain ran hor
A continuous storm of shells rained upon tho
fort, tossing up clouds of dust, plowing through
tho embankment, dismounting cannon, cutting
down tho flarr stiff. KnfTinp' Urn hnrrnptc nr lira
Through the afternoon tho bombardment wont
on the fire of the forts growing fainter, tho
Confederate fleet moving away boyond tho
reach of tho long-range rifles.
Behind the gunboats camo the transports
with the Union troop3 on board. By the side
of Gen. Burnsido stood a colored boy, Tom.
Ho was only 20 years old.
He had been a slave of John M. Daniel, of
Boanoke. Ho longed for liberty. He know
that thero was a Union fleet and Union sol
dlew at Hatteras Inlet, and one morning whon
' Bi I - ?v to
his master called him Tom did not answer. Ho
had crept away in the darkness, managed to
cet across the water and into tho Union! ines.
Iloltnew all about Roanoke Island, the forts,
the piles aud sunken vessels in tho souud, and
the number of Confederate troops on the island.
He knew where there was a landing place
Ashby's Harbor a littlo inlet on tho west pido
of the island half way up to Fort Bartow,, tho
troops could land thero and save wading
through the marshes. Ho pointed out thcTplaco
and was of great service.
thk troops. '
Gen. Burnsido had three brigades, one com
manded by Gen. J. G. Foster, who was in Fort
Sumter when tho South Carolinians began tho
war, one commanded by Geu Parke, and one by
Gen. Beno. In tho woods by Ashby's Harbor
were some Confederate troops with their can
non, but the shells of the gunboats soon sent
them upon tho run up the narrow road toward
Night sots in. Bain is falling, but tho sol
diers leap into their hoats, reach the maish,
wade knee-deep in mud, and before midnight
10,000 men arc on shore.
Gen. Wiso is at Nag's Head, on the long, nar
row strip of sand beach castof Boanoke Sound.
He has labored day and night and is down
with fever. There are 2,500 Confederate
troops on tho island, commanded by Col. Shaw.
Three hundred of them are behind a breast
work built across the road, a milo from
Asbey's Harbor. The Confederates have cut
down tho trees in front. On each side of the
road is a marsh. There are three cannon be
hind tho breastworks planted to sweep tho
Up tho road march tho soldicra of Foster's
brigade, the 25th Mass. in advance, followed
by the 23d Mass. A
They como upon tho Confederate skirmish
ers, who fire a volley and then flee to the
breastworks. Tho Confederate cannon opui.
The howitzers reply. Then the infantry open
fire. The 27th Mass. and the 10th Conn.
rive, and the fight rages more fiercely.
Gen. Bono's brigade pressed on to take part
in the conflict, the 21st Mass., 51st N. Y., 51st
Ta. and 9th N. Y.f pushing out through the
swamp on the left, wading waist deep iu water,
forming on Foster's right towards Boanoke
Gen. Parke's brigade pressed on, relieving Gen.
Foster the 4th B. L, Sth'Conn., the 1st battal
ion of the 5th E. J., and the 0th N. Y. Tlie last
was a regiment of Zouaves commanded by Col.
Hawkins. The soldiers wore baggy trowsers
and red caps. '
The Confederates had the advantage of posi
tiona very few troops being able to hold the
line between the swamps, hut the Union troops
greatly outnumbered them. Tho time has
come to end the buttle.
"I should liko the privilege of making a
charge," said Maj. Kimball, of the Zouaves.
He fought under Gen. Scott in Mexico, and i3
cool and brave.
"You are tlie man lo lead it; go in."
"Zouaves, storm tlie batterv! Forward !"
"'Aoal Zou! Zou!" shout the Zouave
They go upon the rurthowling like wolvtis.
The IQth Ci'iin. catcip the euthnsiasm, and
with a cheer rush on. Tho 51st N. Y. arSL,
the 21st Mass. cannot stand slilhbut join in
the charge. They heed not the olieythaf
bursts upon them. A few soldiers drop, but
tho line sweeps on i oils over tho embankment.
With a hurrah they seize the cannon aud nour
a volley upon the panic-stricken Confederates
rieeing up the load, casting aside guns, knap
sacks and cartridge-boses.
AFTER THE BATTLE.
The battle is over. The Union troops prcs3 on
and overtake the Confederates, who give them
selves up as prisonera. Three thousand are
captured with 40 heavy cannon.
The Confederate gunboats flee towards Eliz
abeth City, followed by the Union fleet. The
Confederate vessels arc quickly destroyed. In
a very short time the Confederate power had
been crushed the army lost, the naval vessels
burned, the forts captured.
Among the Confederate wounded was Capt.
Wise, son of the General. When the war be
gan he was editor of a paper in Bichmond and
Captain of the "Richmond Blues." He had
written hard thing about "Lincoln's hire
lings," as he called the Union troops; had
shown his devotion to tho Confederacy by
lighting bravely to the last. He was mortally
wounded and died soon after the battle. His
body was tenderly cared for by Gen. Burnside.
How strangely things como round. It was
but a little while before the breaking out of the
war that Gen. Wise, then Governor of Virginia,
sat unmoved while a beautiful girl kneeled be
fore him pleading for tlie life of her father. It
was the daughter of Cook, one of John Brown's
Tears rolled down her cheeks, bnc no moist
ure gathered in his eyes.
" Your father has forfeited his life to tho law,
and tho law must have its course," ho said ;
took uji his pen, dipped it in the ink, signed
the death warrant of Cook and John Brown.
Then ho took out his cigar-case, turned to one
of his officers" Do you smoke, Colonel ? these
are good Havanas." .
But now a flag of truce comes from Gen.
Wise begging for the body of his son, and Gen.
Burnsido courteously complies with the request.
In Poitsmouth tho bells are tolling and a
mournful procession winding through the
streets. The gray-haired man looks down upon
the face of his son, takes the cold hand in his;
tears roll down his cheeks.
"He has died forme! he has died for mo!"
he cries in hitter anguish.
His sou has fallen ; disaster has como to tho
Confederacy through the incompetency of the
Secretary of War and the personal pique of
Jefferson Davis. He dictates a protest to the
Coufederato Congress, censuring tho Secretary
THE BLACK COFFIN.
Thero was a great commotion in Bichmond
when the peoplo beheld ono morning, in the
street near Jefferson Davis's house, a black coffin
with a rope and a nooso at one end, coiled upon
it. The police never could discover who placed
it there, but it mado a great sensation, and
Gen. Wite's protest to Congress made so great a
commotion that a committee was appointed to
investigate affairs and sec who was to blame for
the disasters that had come to the Confederacy
in North Carolina and in tho West.
"If blamo attaches to any one ifc ought to
fall on the Secretary of War and Gen. Huger,"
read tho report.
Gen. Huger might havo sent 10,000 men from
Portsmouth through the Dismal Swamp Canal
to Boanoke Island, but did uot. So unpopular
was Mr. Benjamin that he had to resign liis
position as Secretary of War, but JeH'erson
Davw appointed him Secretary of State, which
had the efl'cct of weakening the confidence of
the people in tho Confederate government.
RELEASING THE PRISONERS.
Gen. Burnsido did not wish to retain tho
prisoners he had captured, and so released
them, upon the condiiiou and oatli that they
never again would servo against tho United
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THE SHILOH CAMPAIGN
Last Wcrds from Our Contributors.
Interesting Points Elucidated.
Tho completion of tho " Shiloh Campaign" has
left the writer with quite a number of letters
on hand from participants. They arc replete
with interest for those who havo followed the
course of tho narrative, but owing to tho
crowded state of our columns wo havo been com
pelled to hold them over from week to week
until the concluding chapter has gone to press.
The best that can now bo done with them,
therefore, is to select tho salient points from
tho letters, and allow each writer to present
his view of tho battle at its most critical
TIIE 71ST OHIO.
Dr. J. J. Grover, of Indianapolis, takes Col.
Stuart to task for injustice to his regiment
in the official report of the latter as printed in
The Tribune. He claims for the 71st Ohio
equal credit with tho 55th 111. for repulsing
the attack made by Chalmers on the extreme
right of the Uniou line. He says:
"Wo can never forget the fierce two hours' battle
that followed the rebels to gain and we to defend
that position I Unsupported on our right, gallantly
supported on tho leit by the 55th 111., but with no
le&erve, no cannon, we for two lung hours fought
three times our number with stubborn, native
valor ehjiracteristieof the rank and file of the army
) mat ill-luted day. It was there that our gallant
Lieut.-Col. Kyle received his death-wound, and it
was there that many of our bravest and best boys
offered up their young lives iu defense of their
A. J , of Co. K, 41st 111., writes an interesting
letter full of praise of tho gallantry of that
regiment. Ho closes his letter as follows:
Everywhere was heard the praise of the list. A
Colonel, rallying his men on the iirstday, addressed
them as follows : ' Men, look at that little 41st 111.
God bless them ! They have fought all day, and
ma at it yet. See if we cannot follow their ex
ample." THE 14Tn ILLINOIS.
S. S. Price writes ns from across the Continent,
in Santa Barbara Co., Cal., that ho has been
greatly interested in reading the "Shiloh Cam
paign." He says:
Col. Vcatch's report of the onslaught upon the
14th 111. and 25th Jnd. of his brigade on Sunday
brings the scene vividly before mv mind, as at that
point I received a musket ball in the joint of the
right shoulder, which, nassinsr out through the
scapula of the left, disabled me from getting off
uie neiu until picked up by some oi iJucirs men
Monday e ening.
THE 77TH OHIO.
Eli B. Dawson comes gallantly forward in
defense of that regiment. He says the 77th
occupied a position on the right of the brigado.
A ravine in front, heavily wooded, obscured
the view to the front. He writes :
The 77th Avas not in line of battle more than five
minutes before the rebels opened fire on us. AVe
could not see them for the heaAy brush in our
front. At the first volley Ave had three men killed
in my company (E) and se-eral Avoundcd. There
avos (i rebel battery on n hill in ourfront firing over
us at a battery on the bill in our rear, near Shiloh
Church. Mr. Beach, of the 17lh III., says: "The
77th lired one A'olley and ran." I think the 77th
Ohio lost fully as many men killed and wounded
as the 17th 111., and I chum that tlie 77th nnd 57th
Ohio held their ground on the firstJineH of battle
at Shiloh as long as any of the regiments did.
B. B. Griggs, of the same regiment, says :
I beg leave to say to J. W. Beach that be Is clear
off of his base. The 5."Jd gave way long before the
77th. If the 53d could hmelicid its position the
77th would not ha-e had lo tall Iwck. The 53d was
in advance and to the left of the 77th about 300
yards, and Avhen the 53d gave Avny the rebels came
in on our left flank, and Ave Avere compelled to tall
back aud be taken prisoners.
A. S. Winchester, Co. B, 39th Ohio, Oakland,
Cal., comes to the defense of the 77th Ohio
with a statement of its losses at Shiloh, taken
from the Home 2etu, published at Alarietta
unio, where the regiment was raised, namely,
42 killed, 115 wounded, and G9 missing, which
agrees closely with tlie official reports. He says
of the missing:
Capts. A. W. McCormJck and A. Chandler and
something more than 15 of the missing were
wounded and scA'C-ral killed, an account of the
death of Avhich I know was published afterwards.
The loss Ava an extremely large one for a green
regiment, and if they lost so heaily while running,
will somebody please figure up the losses of some
of the regiments that did not run?
THE 20 KENTUCKY.
F. B. French writes from Catlettsburg, Ey.
The important feature to my own regiment of
me seconu nays ugntAvns tlie capture of 20 prison
ers and the charge of a battery late in the eA-ening
to the left of Shiloh Church, in which Ave took,
Avhh the aid of another regiment unknoAvn to me,
two pieces of cannon and turned them upon the
fleeing enemy, giving them one charge that thev
had prepared for us. -Your correspondent liad the
pleasure of being one that helped handle the gun.
THE 53D ILLINOIS.
John Yarn ell, a Sergeant in the 53d HI., is
responsible for the following yarn :
Perhaps the last charge made at the battle of
biiiioli was that upon the 53U 111. This regiment
ww just from Chicago, full 1.C00 strong, with knap
sacks the size of cracker-boxes, and,-fortunately
for themselves and the rebel army, did not get into
line of battle until the latter was in full retreat. As
it Avas cold and Avet, the boy could see no neces
sity of standing and dhiA'ering in line of battle, so
anany of them scattered around the fire near by
to AVflrm themseh-es, but juet as their Avet clothes
began to steam Gen. Xelson, with his horse at
full speed, charged in upon the left of the regiment
and rode its full length, shopted for the Colonel,
and asked, in a voice of thunder, "Who in the
hell commands this mob! " The A'olley of oath3
t,hut followed did not kill any one, and the regi
ment was soon in line nnd straight as apieket
jjjnco. The regiment aa-os an excellent one ; veter
anized and htaid In the field to the end of the Avar.
THE 3GTH INDIANA.
Nathan Nicholson has a vivid recollection of
the "work done" by his regiment on Sunday
evening. This regiment was the first of Bucll's
troops to cross the river, where it took position
in Tear of the batteries and assisted in repuls
ing the final attack. He says :
I think Ave did good work. Col. Groso made us
a speech that eA-ening. He told us lo " keep cool,
not to get excited or disgrace ourselves, but to re
member our flag and country." So the 2Cth had a
gojd start, and kept it up through the AA-ar.
THE 46TH OHIO.
J. W. Clemson, of Crawfordsville, Ind., re
ferring to the action of McDowell's brigade
after it had fallen back to the Purdy road, says:
Ye had the hottest hnnd-to-bnnd fiht of the
day. As we Averc marching by the right Hank, we
could plainly see the enemy. They had the Stars
and Stripes floating over them, and Ave thought
them our men ; but on coming as close as 200 feet
of them they pulled doAvn the IT. S. flig and shot
up their natty rag of secession. At that place we
lost a good many men. 1 was over that part of tho
field the next day, and counted 304 dead rebels.
THE 43TH ILLINOIS.
m George W. Kneipp writes:
About 4 o'clock p. m. word passed along the lino
that Ave must whip the enemy right there, as It
was, the last stand between there and the river.
Here isswhero I first saAv Gen. Sherman. He wm
on foot, moA-ing about in front of our line, with his
hand done up in a silk handkerchief. I have seen
him itoy times since on the front line taking ob
FcrA'nSons. To our left our men hod a game of
Erisoisefs' base over a battery, which changed
ands half dozen times or more, each side rallying
and revoking it till dark. 1 believe our men kept
THE 16TH WISCONSIN.
T. & Boss, of Sherburne, Chenango Co., N.
Y., writes an intelligent account of the open
ing guns at Shiloh.
We marched to the right until we came to what
may have been left of the other companies, our
uteps rVik'kened by tho increasing rattle of mus
ketry, and tho nei-A-es steadied by the boom of
cannon. As Ave halted and dressed up four iwm
came bearing a bleeding body to the rear. It avos
Col, Moore, of the 2lst Mo., and some of us stepped
a8idofor them to pass. We soon reached higher
ground than avc had occupied In the night, and to
our right and a long distance in front were some
log buildings, where Avas a rebel battery blazing
away: tp our right, and quite a little in odvance,
was Coh Moore's command, alternately pressing
up towwd the battery and falling back. When wo
had formed the men in lino Cr.pt Patch ordered us
to move down to line with the Missourians. As Ave
advanced a hardly-discernablo line of butternut
skirmishers opened on us from behind trees.
Copt, I'ajch deployed his command by the left as
skirmii-lvsM nt short distance, and pressed them
forward We droAe the rebel line rapidly back to
the next hullow, nnd Avcre advondng up the next
grade a.'.'U, from near those buildings, all along
our front os far as we could see to tho left, raised
up from the ground their line of battle well closed
up a grlSd-array.
'.'Sfc.TH.E ltJTH MICHIGAN.
The vyycliou extended by the writer of
"The SotdIi Campaign" to any survivor of
tho 15th"$uch. to givo an account of tho opera
tions of Lbjat regiment has brought letters from
Col. FrccfS. Hutchinson, Capt. Samuel P. Clark,
and Samuel B. Eenenaugh all Avorthy of pub
lication, but' owing to lack of spaco we shall
be obliged to content ourselves with extracts
from that of'Coi, Hutchinson. Tho 15th Mich,
arrived at.Pjttsburg Landing on Saturday tho
5th of April, armed with Austriau rifles, cali
ber 54, with no ammunition. Col. Bawlins di
rected Col. Oliver to send a detail to tho front,
with camp and garrison equipage, to pitch
tents and prepare a camp, after which the regi
ment would march ont. At reveille on tho
6th, Col. Oliver moved his regiment to tho
front, Avhero it took position on the left of tho
18th Wis. and near tho ISth and 21st Mo. Bc
foro leaving tho Landing Col. Oliver had made
inqnirics as to ammunition, aud was informed
that ho would find plenty in the ammunition
train at the front. Just as the order was given
to stack arms a shell or solid shot came whist
ling over tho heads of the regiment from tho
right front. An officer came riding in hot
haste, inquiring "What troops are these?"
"Tho loth Mich., not assigned to any brigade,"
was the reply Soon came another with the
same inquiry, Avho Avas informed that the regi
ment was without ammunition. "You must
hold your ground with the bayonet then," was
the encouraging response, and the regiment
was left standing in line with bayonets fixed.
There Avas heavy firing to their right, but none
in the immediate front An occasional shell
camp over their heads, and the probability of
an immediate engagement, with no means of
defense, induced the Colonel, after conference
with the commander of the 18th Wis., to with
draw his men half a mile to the rear. Here
ammunition of the required caliber was ob
tained and each man supplied with 60
rounds, Avhen the regiment faced to tho front
and advanced iu line of battle; tho heavy
firing in that direction giving token of the
pressing need of their presence. Forming lino
Avhen near the front, Avounded and stragglers
passed through, and forces falling back in or
der tormeu on tho right and left. Col Hutch
inson, who was at that time a Sergeant in Co.
I avos not in a position to know much about
The enemy came on rapidly and !n good order.
AVe sent them back three times nnd they moved
off to our left, and there Avas a lull for some min
utes, Avhen tfce firing commenced again heavily
just to our right. Very soon after tiring opened
heavily on our left nnd rear, and stragglers came
pouring in upon u from that direction. Col. Oli
ver changed front to the left and opened fire. Our
support Avas all gone seemingly in that direction.
Alter firing several rounds, nnu the enemy getting
beyond our left flank nnd firing into the left and
rear of the regiment, Ave were ordered to the rear
ondouhle-qnick.and run the gauntlet of a heavy
lire. Our losses to this time Avere: Two officers
and 31 men killed; one officer and C3 men wound
ed, with seven reported missing, who were proba
bly killed, as Ave never heard from them. "We
formed in line three times after this, the last time
on the line of the reserve artillery. That night
Avhen Gen. McCook's diA-ision was passing. Col.
OliA'er applied to him for assignment, and we were
assigned to Itousseau's brigade of his division, and
was with it the next day, as set forth in Gen. Me
Cook's official report.
I have nhvays felt that the 15th Mich, has not
received the proper credit for conduct nt Shiloh.
Going into battle Avithout ammunition or assign
ment or orders, retaining it organization intact
throughout the entire day Avithout stampede or
straggling, was, at such a time, creditable to it, to
say the least.
Col. Oliver made a full report of the service of
the regiment in that battle. 1 know, bccaiL-oI cop
ied it myself, and it wag forwarded through army
channels. Why it did not come to light afterward
Avas nnd f3 a mystery to me. 1 think, however, it
AA-as because he saAv fit to characterize tome things
that cume under his notice in such terms as failed
to suit the "powers tliat be" (or Avere. Col. Oli
ver had had some experience, being appointed
Colonel of the 15th, from a captaincy In 4th 3I:ch.,
and avos an outspoken-frank man, generally say
ing Avhat he thought. The Infercnco b plaia to mo
and possibly may be to others.
THE QUESTION OF SITRPXISE.
Comrade J. Hinson, Mcnasha, Wis., writes:
TheAvriter Avas senior Lieutenant, ami in com
mand of the detachment of the Signal Corpn at
tached to Gen. Nelson's dt-k4oB at Sbitob, the
detachment consisting of ibiir I.tt4etMta and
eight enltMed men. Of the deiaebmcut wa-a Lieu
tenant short of stature but long of fctRgBage. wnd
doubtless a word " fitly spoken " bad many times
served him good purpose. Arriving with the Gen
eral, in advance of the troop, on tb bunk of the
river ophite to where the battle was in progress,
the detachment was divided, leaving two olMcers
and four men avKIi the General, and the others
crossed the river on a steamboat, reporting lo Cen.
Iiuell on the field for orders, winch Averc spcedilv
telegraphed lo Gen. Nelson on the other side. Our
station was on the high bank of the river, in the
midst of the great crowd of stragglers.who troubled
us a good deal by getting in our Aray. To avoid
them we cleared a circular space of about SO
feet in diameter, and pressed guards from among
the stragglers, avIio Avere only too glad to have an
excuse to be there, and to our short Lieutenant
was delegated the duty of keeping the space clear,
while the writer sent and received messages.
It Avas while receiving a message that Gens. Grant
and Buell rode down to the river to see how
Nelson's troops were getting along, and Gen.
Buell, either by accidentor knowledge of our pres
ence, rode off to one side, while Oen. Grant rode
into the very center of our working space and de
liberately stopped bis horse to take a look across
the river, the guards doubtless recognizing the
commanding General nnd offering no protest Just
at this moment our Lieutenant, turning suddenly
frora another direction, caught sight o? a hore and
boot-leg, and visions of straggling cavalrvmen
w;ho had already troubled him gathered up before
him, and he marched squarely up to thehorso, and
addressing the boot-leg, said i ' Git out of the wav.
here ; ain't you got no sense. Don't vou see you're
in the way ? "
The Commanding General looked down and saw
an officer In staff uniform, who seemed, for some
reason, A'ery anxious to have him "git out of the
way," and apologizing in a very quiet manner,
rode over beside Gen. Buell. The Lieutenant,
astonished at the apology, followed the line of
vision from theboot-leg upward, and found he had
been addressing a Major-General, and for once in
his life he had-nothing to say. He admits there
wa3 a surprise at Shiloh.
S. C. Allen, Co. H, 8th IB.. Fort Dodrre. Tows.
upholds the honor of his regiment as follows:
I well remember the morning when the first rat
tle of musketry was heard by onr regiment (the
Sth I1L) on the field of Shiloh. Most of the men
were cleaning their muskets and accouterments
for inspection, which was to take place ai 9 a. m.
Two of our men had been excused irom inspection
and had been gone about an hour, fishing in Owl
Creek and we did not see them again until Ave re
turned to camp Monday night. Smart boys I Ed.
I think It was after 8 o'clock Avhen we heard the
firing. We at first thought it pickets discharging
their muskets, but itAvas too heavy for that, and
nearly all of our men were Infrontofour camp listen
ing to and discussing the firing. While Avatching,
we shav a courier coming at full speed from towards
Shiloh Church (Sherman's Headquarters! directly
to our Brigade Headquarters, when the Ion rull
was beater, by DrumOIajor Vy. I don't think, there
was ashotor shell thatcame within heormgdfctance
of our brigade until we moA-ed well to the front. Our
regiment avus under command of Capt. Denfoon,
Co. C, Avho turned over the command to Capt.
HoA-ey, Co. K. when first under fire, and vanished
from our Aicw, and Ave never saw him again. Our
first line avos formed on the went side o? the field
where we were camped, facing Owl Creek. Ve re
mained for about half an hour, and then moved
by the left flunk pas.ngr about 0 or KM
rods iu the rear of Shiloh Church, and formed our
line on a road about one-half or three-quarters of
a mile cast of the church. We lay there for nearly
an hour before we were under nre, Avhen Ave lost
quite a number of men, including Capt. Hovey.
We lost our first man (wounded) long before we
reached this point, shot through the leg with a
stray ball, in the woods northeast of the church,
near the camp of Col. Marsh's brigade. After the
first round or two aa e fell back eight or ten rods
and formed a new line and repulsed all attempt3 on
the Sth akd ISth kot dbiye?t.
I see Col. Hare's report says his regiments broke
nd retired in confusion, and that the 18th III. was
on the left. 1 knoAV positiA-ely that the Sth was on
the left our left just reaching an open field and
there Avere no troops on that field. I al-o know
that the Sth and ISth Ill.Avere not driven from their
position in their second line, which was not to ex
ceed 12 rods in the rearof their first one; for on the
seeonu advance oi uie uouieuerates Uiey just
reached the place Avhere our first lino had been
"What became of the 11th and 13th Towa I do not
know, for Ave saAv nothing more of them until
Monday night, when they joined on our right, just
as wo were Sunday morning, clear to the front.
After losing the 11th nnd 13th, Cnpt. Iteed, of the
18th, took command of our two (Sth nnd ISth) regi
ments, and Capt. Sturgis of our own regiment.
When we left that position wo left without seeing
an enemy, and from that time until night, though
under fire a good sliaro of the time, there was not
any of our troops visible to either the right or left
of our brigade.
I think between 3 and 4 p. m. we were in a posi
tion to have ? aved Prentiss if Ave had had our whole
brigade, but our two regiments, numbering about
800, Avere flanked, and had to fall back be
fore tho very troops who came in on the rear orf
Prentiss on the very ground on which ho surren
ered. Wo here got broken up for the first time,
and I lost track of my regiment. Instead of going
towards the Landing, I Avent about parallel Avith
the river, and fell in with the 4Gth 111., and stayed
there until dark, and saw Lew Wallace's troops
comein, Avhen I followed our lines till I found what
there was of the Sth and 13th. In the morning we
numbered about 110, and started to the front
aud followed the fortunes of the day. Stragglers
from our right kept joining us through the
day, until wo had about 230. I think our
regiment and tho 18th liad tho honor of cap
turing and firing the last piece of artillery Mon
day night. We charged and captured a battery of six
pounders, and Capt. Davis, of tho ISth, and Lieut
Bishop, of tho 6th, took charge of one piece and
fired a few rounds after tho retreating foe, and
also n few rounds nt some of our own cavalry, who
came around a field from our right and formed In
our front. A battery (I think Mendcnhall's) fol
lowed us when Ave charged, but did no firing a
good thing probably for our cavalry. Wo lay hero
a few minutes, Avhen to our surprise the 11th arid
13th Iowa camo in and joined us on tho right. In
the same position they occupied the morning be
fore. In a few minutes avc started for camp, arriA'
ing thero some time after dark and finding it entirely
cleaned out, the rebels having occupied it the night
I yri3 afflicted with, kidney disease, and
offered intensely. I was induced to try
Hunt's Kidney and Liver Rbmkdy, and before-
I had nsed two bottles I was entirely cured.
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