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THE NATIONAL TRIBUTE: WASHINGTON, B. 0., THURSDAY, JULY 24, 1884.
FiQlplG THE1J OVER.
What Our "Veterans Hare toSaj About
Tlieir Old Campaigns.
A CAVALRY SKETCH.
Tke'lUi HHnoiB Cavalry at the Ealllc of 3M0TT,
FWHcnor 27ie IfiaMonal SViounc
To the Editor: In the fore part of De
cember, lfeG3, just after the fight at Collliers
YilJo, Tcnu., the ?ti I1L Cav. -were ordered to
pull up stakes and move to La Grange, where
vre went into camp, pitched our tents and per
formed the duty of scouring, foraging, etc.
The Confederate forces had been foiled twice in
their attempts to gain a footing on the Mem
phis & Charleston llailroad, and they had now
decided on a more vigorous and, as it proved,
more successful attempt. For this purpose they
massed a large force of veteran troops at Ox
ford, Miss., under the command of Brig.-Gen.
S. D. Lee, whoso reputation in the South was
that of a gallant and skillful cavalry officer.
In the meantime Col. Hatch, with the 2d Iowa
Cav,, 6th and 9th HI. Cav., and eight pieces of
light artillery, started out to find and pay Juis
compliments to Gen. Lee. They took a north
east course, which led them into the rich,
fertile fields of west Tennessee, where they
fared sumptuously for a few days and replen
ished their stock with some fine horses. A
portion of the command was camped on tho
plantation of one Moseby, who had just corn
plated the butchery of 24 fine, fat hogs.
Mosaby, with a desire to cave his prop
erty, invited to his house tho officers
5n command, and entertained them after
tho most approved pattern of Southern
chivalry,' with champagne, oysters, etc., and
after dinner asked his guests to look at his fine
supply of pork, with a view to obtaining a
guard for thesamo. Imagine his surprise npon
reaching the smoke-house to find that he had
not meat enough left for breakfast. Tho hoys
had 1ken every pound of pork to camp, and
"wore busy cooking the best on fires made from
from his fence-rails. They supposed they
-woee feaBtinc off the supplies of " Moseby,"
the notorious Potomac guerilla chief, or they
would, perhaps, have been a little easier witk
Lee was now moving in force towards tho
railroad, intending to strike Saulsbury or
Pocahontas, some 28 miles west of Corinth.
Hatch made a rapid movement and intercepted
liim jaoar Saulsbury, where Lee showed a
strong lane of battle, some two miles in length,
along the edge of a largo open field.
JL HOT FIGHT.
"Hatch's force did not number more than
one-fourth as many men as Leo showed, but
the former attacked his flanks and forced him
back, while he engaged his center with artil
lery. Thus arranged, Hatch waited the ar
rival of Gen. Tuttle, who was coming up with
iniautry support, and for two hours the two
lines thus confronted each other, with a wide
open field between. Jnst before Tuttle arrived
Lee ordered a retreat. Hatch gave pursuit,
oudfthe chase was kept up all night, the two
lines often coming within speaking dis
tance of each other. Lee now moved
south and west, while Hatch moved down
the railroad to La Grange. On tho
4th Lee made a feint npon La Grange,
while with the principal column, 5,000 strong,
he moved by a rapid march upon Moscow,
which itece was garrisoned by one regiment
of colored troops tue 2d West Tenu., Col.
Frank Kendrick formerly a Major in the
2d Iowa Cav.) commanding. Hatch was not
to be fooled by such fuints, and, rightly divin
ing Hit real point of attack, he rushed his bri
gade, aad what available force the 7th HL
could spare, down the railroad to Moscow. The
Gth III. Cav. were some distance in the advance,
and as : they rushed across the bridge over Wolf
Si vex,' they were ambushed by a superior force,
end sustained some considerable loss in horses
andmon. The enemy followed np thead vantage
thus gained, and made a desperate attempt to
gain possession of tho bridge. But Hatch ar
rived at this critical moment with his 1,200
veterace and about 500 colored troops from the
fort. Throwing this force into action, he suc
ceeded in driving the enemy back. The fight
ing was desperate, and the roar of the small
arms and cannon deafening. The enemy
made repeated charges to capture the bridge,
hat each tame were-handsomely repulsed, aftr
"which the Eteady firing of small-anas lasted
for about an hour. A better opportunity, I
must say, for a deliberate practice of sharp
Ehooting I never witnessed than there across
the swift, turbid stream of Wolf Hiver. I have
often expressed a wish that I could visit the
spot where I lay so well concealed behind the
butt of a large fallen tree, and fired 64 rounds
f ball cartridge.
COL. HATCH'S HEIIOISJI.
In the midst of this struggle CoL Hatch was
shot throagh the right lung a very dangerous
wound bat so engrossed in the battle was he
that he xsfased to give up the command or
leave the field, though the ball had passed
entirely through his body. Ordering an am
bulance to the spot, he was placed therein aud
driven from point to point on the field while lie
directed the movements of the men. In this
Tray he wo the battle, driving Lee from the
field. Oar loss was 11 killed, 30 wounded and
4.0 mimng. Lee left 08 dead on the field, aud
every bouse for 30 miles on his retreat was full
of his weanded. The brigade returned to
their oUttrters La Grange, Gt-rmaatown and
Culiinsvitte, after being gone 19 days and trav
eifnglfleiBHas. During the skirmishing at Saultbnry be
tween Hatch and Lee, Gea. Forrest succeeded
in osoaitttg t&e railroad with 3,009 troops, and
moved north into Middle Tennessee, where his
egeats had aecooeded in celibating & large force
of vomeriyte, intending to return with tbara
and a !q;e supply of commissary stores to
Loo's headquarters at Oxford.
To cbeckwete tfak move all tho available
cavalry force stationed oa tiie line of the rail
road between Memphis and Corinth wero or
dered oat on file 22d of December with 10
days rations, as also a considerable force of
infantry aad artillery. The Cavalry Division
was oosnoutded by Ges. Grioison, and the
vr&oia force, under command of Goa. Tuttle,
unlabeling aoi less than lS,090effecHve troops.
Forrest b force amounted to ZJOO0 regulars, with
cboat 7,08 conscripts, and 2,500 of the latter
were armed, Tho balance were under guard.
TuttSefe force numbered three to one of For
rest's effrar), and. etmnge to say, this force
was bept -with the exception of a few regi
mentsunder tho gaas of the fort at Grand
Jcnutfoti ; while Forrest was allowed to pro
ceed leisurely and cross the railroad at Lafay
fclte. overpowering a picket-post and oscajring
-with ali the plunder. The oirly Opposition
Forrest encountered before reaching the rail
road Wit ar Bolivar. Tk 7tti Til Cay ,1
been ordered out from their camp at La Grange
the morning of the 23d (your humble servant
iiccompsiiyiufj, taking the direct read for
Bolivar, and arriving there at 4 p. m. distance
about 25 miles and camped for the nght.
Tho nest morning (24th, we loft camp S a. m.;
took the Whitrille rod; traveled some 12
miles; retraced a portion of tho road, and
chxngtiA off out th direct road for Esponolia.
We met tbe taeoiy'g advance between While
vflle and the feraer plaoe, and had a lively
gkirm&ffh; drove the enemy back some five
miles. Oar loss was seven wousded, tsro killed.
Te retraced or stops sowc four miles and fed,
Kftar which wo started for Scnucerville 15
miles Aidant arriving there at 2 a. m. next
morning, tfc25th; resuusd all day &wi sent
wounded to caapat La Grjuige. We found
fome very clever folks ja Smtttnerrilte, wboic
names I have forgotten. Our Chrfaitmtt was a
Tory tarn oe ; bat what wo needed tho most
yras rostw sd ho and rUter made the most of
it that day, some sleeping and dreaming of the
loved onae at home.
A XtAKI) PJOHT WITK TOBEESE.
December 3S we left oaap at 6 a. m.; pro
eecdd on tiie BoUvr road, and four miles
fche&d mt the ou cay's advance. Heavy
skirmishing drove the enemy back two miles,
but being heavily re-enforced they made a
stand, an fr two hours Uie fighting was des
perate. Oar force numbered bat 341, while
Forrest's troops were 2,500 strong, and old
veterans. They succeeded in getting in our
xear.'and charged down upon us. We were
3xow completely surrounded, fighting on all
fades, and many of ns engaged hand to hand.
OorLicutcnaufc-CoIonekG. W.Trafton,in com
zrwmd and a braver ofSccr was nowhere to be
found gave ihn order for the men to close up,
kp together, and cut their way out through
tfce enemy which we did in a manner that at
2Mt was creditablo. WclL I shall never for
Jtt race through the lane, every man for
Tiimself and the devils after us, trying to get us
nlL That was the only time that the old 7th
111. Cav. had to turn tail, aud "get up and get"
without any showing. 13ufc the strangest part
of it all was that we were left all alono to con
tend with Forrest's forces fortwo or three days
withoutrecciving rc-cnforcemcnt3,whcn we had
some 15,000 troops lying around Grand Junction
doing nothing. It has always been a puzzle to
me, and even at this late day it would bo a
satisfaction to know, and if any comrade can
furnish tho facts, I hope ho will do so. It was
9 p. m. when wo got into our camp at La Grange.
It was impossible to tell how many were miss
ing. Stragglers kept coming in all the nest
day (tho 27th), and by tho 29th wo found that
there wero some 4.0 missing. Tho morning of
tho 30th tho regiment was ordered out on a
scout- went in tho direction of Lafayetto:
crossed. Wolf Biver; circled around through
Pocahontas and Waterford, and arrived in camp
the evening of January 1, 186-1, cold, wet and
tired. As a result of the trip we ascertained
that Forrest had made good his escape. Wo
captured a few gucrriUns, and reduced our
horses in ficsh and valuation. JIany of the old
comrades will remember distinctly tho begin
ning of the year 1864. Commencing tho morn
ing of tho last day of tho old year, tho weather
continued cold and disagreeable, with alternate
rain, snow, sleetand freezing, until the 11th. In
the meantime a bos had arrived fromhome filled
"ith turkey, chicken, mince pies, jelly, dougk
nuts, cream and socks right from home. Besides
myself there was one other lucky chap in the
same mess, Jack Boss eccentric old Jack, de
signed, by nature to be an old bachelor. All
ideas advanced by Jack wero original. Jack
had a horse, whose name was Bill, as odd as
himself; but Jack had a heart in him as big as
a half-bushel. I haven't any idea how many
beats there wero to tho measure that night.
Ho chased me through camp in his shirt-taiL
"Dot Toush you, Dick, if you pull the bedding
off me again Pll chaw you up." Jack and I
nsoto hunk together. And well, our mess
had a New Year's supper, you bet.
THE SEVEKTH'S THEATMCAI. COMPANY.
It was no uncommon thing to find men of
nearly all professions in a regiment in tho vol
unteer service, and the 7th III. Cav. was not
without its share. Among the number was a
"star" actor tragedy or comedy, just as you
wanted it served np and I assure you he had
no trouble in finding supporters sufficient to
make np a troupe of rare talent. An unoccu
pied building was found in La Grange, which
was converted into a theater. We had full
houses every night, with reserved seats for ladies.
One night the members of tho 3d Hich. Cav.
attended the theater in force, and being in tho
majority, Took possession of the building and
ejected tho 7th I1L talent. But the boys re
paired to tho regiment, obtained re-enforcements,
returned to the theater, and in turn
ousted the 3d Mich, boys, drove them to their
camp, took possession of their artillery, and
turned the. guns upon them. Matters began to
look serious (a tragedy waslooked for in reality).
The commanding officers of both regiments
consulted together, and the infantry sta
tioned there was ordered out to quiet the dis
turbance. Tho night was dark and the escite
ment intense, but quiet was finally restored.
Well, to be sure, thero was some feeling for
awhile, but that died out and tho affair was"
talked about and laughed over as a big joke.
It was now drawing towards the last of the
month andthere-enlisting question became the
topic of tho hour. January 2S wo received
orders to move camp to Germantown, Tenn. ;
from which place, on the espiratiou of tho
three years' term, many of the old comrades
went home to stay, while others remained and
re-enlisted, for three years more or during the
Battle Creek. Mich.
A PRISONER'S STORY.
Experiences That Aro Net Ifitliin tho Tower of
Xa socage to Describe.
To the Editoe: Your excellent paper has
been a regular weekly visitor in my household
for nearly one year, and it has become an al
most indispensable adjunct in the entertain
ments of the family circle. I regard it very
highly as a medium of communication between
the boys a kind of central headquarters camp
fire, around which we may have weekly gather
ings to compare notes, relate incidents and
speak of "feats of hroil and battle." I havo
been particularly interested in the sketches of
prison life at Andersouville and elsewhere in
the Confederacy. I fully coincide with the
opinion expressed in Tire Teieuke of Jan. 10
by Comrade Geo. Scott,hat thero was no bright
side to prison life inside the gates of tho Ander
Bonville stockade. The only feature to which
I can look back with any degree of compla
cency is the intimate personal relationships
formed (for they seem stronger and more sacred
than mero friendship) and cemented under
such adverae conditions and circumstances.
Thore is a secret, sympathetic chain whoso
links wore forged, in that crucible of suffering,
which binds together in one indissoluble band
all those whom the misfortunes of war con
signed to that living tomb.
I am not a contestant for tho honor of being
the first man who entered the stockade as a
prisoner, but I was hard after him, being in
the first consignment of prisoners that entered
the stockade; and was in the third detachment
of tho first division, and a portion of tho time
had charge of the detachment, performing the
dntie3 nsoally assigned to the First Sergeant in
I was in the first detachment of prisoners
seat from Andersonville to Savannah, under
command of Lieut Davis, in September, and
witnessed the first tragedy enacted therein tho
shooting of a prisoner, by order of that ofiicial,
because he stopped out of Tanks contrary to
orders. Our treatment there, however, was
leas rigorous and brutal than under the infa
We remained in Savannah about ono month
and wero then transferred to Milieu, where
again I was in tho first division.
The commandant (CapL Yowles) was a strict
disciplinarian, and exacted prompt obedience
to his orders, yet I never knew of any prisoner
being subjected to punishment for attempting
to escape; but the same cruel means were em
ployed here as at Andersouville to secure the
capture and return of all whose love of liberty
prompted them to hazard a race for life. After
about ono month's confinement at Milieu, I,
with a number of other prisoners, was paroled
and exchanged, being transferred to Savannah
for that purpose.
On the 20th of Nov., 1864, after having been
a prisoner 14 months, we rushed across the
plank from the rebel steamer to the deck of the
Geo. 1L Leaiy, and found ourselves again un
der our own Stars and Stripes.
I have often been asked if the pen-pictures
of the condition and treatment of tho prison
ers at Andersouville were not exaggerated and
overdrawn. I answer that you must find a
language more forcible and expressive than
tho English, in order to convey to the mind
an adequate conception of its horrors.
Volumes haVO befen rcritt.-n. o-vMliif.inrr virU
portraits of destitution and misery, but there
is an unwritten personal history engraven in
the hearts and memory of those who endured
those miseries and destitutions, that can never
be transferred to paper. Ab well might tho
artist attempt to paint a death groan, as the
writer to express those contending emotions of
the heart and mind which, constituted, per
haps, the most poignant part of 'our sufferings.
I could add numerous interesting incidents,
but forbow for the present.
By reference to mr diary, I find tho follow
ing appended names of comrades who died in
my ward in tho AndeKonville Hospital:
Aug. 13. S.Cox, Co. li,7th Pa. Car.; 17, H. Mo
Cord, Co. G, 7th K.Y.Art.; 17, II. Clin e, Co. B.
Ulth Ohio; 21, E. Bush, Co. D. 20th K. Y.' M.; 26
F. Alderman, Co. II, 15th K. Y.Cav.; 23, N. Slal
tlitny, Os. A,42d Ind.; 31, G. F. Caswell, Co. C,21irt
Ohio ; a, O. P. Jumps, Co. E, let iUch. S. S.
Sept. 1, J. Thomas, Co. C. 8Ui Ohio; 4, Jas. Huo.
eell, Co. I. 17th Mich.; 6, J. McKnlgUt, Co. I, 18th
Pa. Cav.; 7. J. White, , 7ih Tenn. Cav.
W. G. Mjluk, Co. E, 15th Ohio, Tama City,
Tiie Fisht fit Corinth.
To tite UniTon,: Permit me to make a fcr
corrections to th article entitled "Saving
tho Kation'inTHE Tliiiitrjnsof the 10th inst.,
in reference to the article headed "Around
Bobinet." The author says: "CoL Bogcrs, of
tho Texas brigado (iu the assaulting column),
carried in his hand a battle-flag. Down into
tho ditch leaped the bravo Sogers, his men
following. They climbed tho parapet, five
brave men follow him, but all to tumble head
long, pierced hy bullets." That much of the
author's articlo is slightly inaccurate. Col.
Eogera was on horseback, and the only otDcer
in the assaulting column on horseback, and
thereby became a conspicuous target. He did
not "leap into any ditch," and he did not got
within 50 feet of the ditch; neither did ho
havo in ono hand a battle-flag. My regiment,
the C3d Ohio, occupied the position directly in
front of Fort Eoblnatj my owa poaHion was
square in front of the ditch. Col. Bogers was
riddleil with bullets, and I havo reason to havo
a very distinct recollection of having scon him
fall from his horse, and having seen tho horse
fall also very close beside him. Col. Bogers
was specially honored by being buried all alono
by himself right whero ho fell about 50 feet
from tho ditch in front of Eobinot and tho
grave marked by a head and foot board. I
have been on the spot a hundred times since,
and if I wero in Corinth to-day I could set my
foot on tho exact spot in tho dark. Directly
after tho assaulting party commenced taking
tho back track tho 11th Mo., which had been
lying on tho ground about 500 feet in tho rear
of the 03d Ohio, came to our late position, aud
myself and three others, viz., Geo. Chase, Frank
Chatsey aud Fred Jacobs fell in with theni and
again went to the front, and while we were
serving with tho 11th Mo. my commander, Col.
John W. Spragne, patted mo on the back, with
tho remark, calling mo byname, "You are the
man for my money." I answered, him: "There
arc three other fools here, too." An amusing
incident happened after the fighting was over.
A little German Lieutenant, of tho 11th Mo.,
took a squad of officers to show them tho body
of tho man "vat I killed." Ho was showing
them the body of Col. Bogers. I asked him,
" What did you kill him with ? " He said, at
the same time showing a little pop-gun, " Mit
mino 'volver." I commenced turning the
Colonel over, and found over a dozen big holes
in him, and asked him " if he recognized tho
ono made by his little pop." His companions
laughed him off the field. Col. Eogera was
killed by tho G3d Ohio bofcre the 11th Mo. had
fired a shot or had even advanced to a position
where th'oy could fire a shot without killing
the soldiers of the Ohio Brigade. The 11th Mo.
did tho work well which was assigned them,
but the rebels were in full retreat beforo the
11th Mo. fired a shot on Oct. 4, 18C2. The
rebels made two assaults upon Fort Eobinet,
and the Ohio Brigado occupied tho same posi
tion, and was composed of the following regi
ments: 27.th, Ch.Johii W. Fuller, Toledo, O.,
commanding brigado ; 39th, CoL J. C. Koyes,
Cincinnati, O.; 43d, Col. Smith, XT. S. A. (who,
with his Adjutant, wero the only officers on
horseback in tho command, and were both
killed by rebel sharpshooters early in tho en
gagement); 63d, Col. John W. Spragne, Huron,
O., now General Superintendent of the North
ern Pacific Bailway at 2ow Tacoma, W. T.
Capt. Brown, of the 63d Ohio, whom " Carlcton "
mentions in connection with tho capture of the
rebel Capt. Tobin in tho battle, was a resident
of Chillicotho, O., and Postmaster the last time
I heard of him. Ho suffered tho amputation
of tho hip joint, from which amputation very
few survived. The 63d went into that engage
ment with 240 men and 11 lino officors; of the
officers nine wero killed or wounded, and I
think 140 men. At any rate, we could muster
but 60 men for duty until we wero consolidated
with tho 112th Ohio, six weeks after. I think
I remember " Carlcton " as a correspondent of
a Cincinnati paper at that time, and I thank
him for the flattering account he haa given of
the exploits of my regiment. G3d Ohio, Osce
The TTilson Raid.
Comrade W. W. Watkins, Bellevue, Iowa,
sends the following copy of Gen. TJpton's'con
gratulatory order to the division he commanded,
on tho Wilson raid:
HsAnq'ns Fouktu Div. Cat. Corps, M. D. fil.,
Edgfieuj, Tea's., June 10, 1863.
General Order, Kb. 21.
Before severing his connection with the com
mand, tho Brevet JSIajor-General commanding de
Bircs to express his high appreciation of the bravery,
endurance and soldierly cpialities displayed by tho
officers and men of his division in the late cavalry
campaign. Leaving Chickasaw, Ala., on the 22d of
3March, as a new organization, and without status
in the Cavalry Corps, you in one month traveled
COO milea, crossed sis rivers, met and defeated the
enemy at Slontevallo, Ala., capturing: 100 prisoners,
routed Forrest, Buford and Itoddym their chosen
positions at Ebenczer Church, capturing two guns
and 300 prisoners ; carried the works in your front
at Selnia, capturing 13 guns, 1,100 prisoners and
five battle flags, and finally crowned yoursucce3se3
by a night assault upon the encmyJa fntrenchments
at Columbus, Oa., where you captured 1,500 prison
ers, 24 grins, eight battle nags, and a vast quantity
of munitions of war.
April 21 you arrived attracon ,Ga. , havinjr captu red
on your march 3,000prisoners, 35 pieces of artillery,
and 13 batileflass. "Whether mounted withsabcr, or
dt--mounted with carbine, the brave men of the 3d,
4th and 5th Iowa, 1st and 7th Ohio, 10th Wis. Cav.
triumphed over the enemy in every conflict. With
regiments led by brave Colonels, and brigades com
mandfcd with consummate tkill and daring, the di
vision in 20 days won a reputation unsurpassed in
Though many of you have not received the re
ward to which your gallantry has entitled you,
you have, nevcrihcles?, received tho commenda
tion of year superior officers and won tho admira
tion and gratitude of your countrymen. You will
return to your homes with the proud consciousness
of having defended the flng of your country in the
hour of the greatest national peril, -while through
your instrumentality liberty and civilization will
liave advanced the greatest stride recorded in his
tory. The beet wishes of your commanding General
will ever attend you. E. TJPTo:r,
Brevet Maj.-Gen. Ctommandlmj,
Ofiicial: Jakes W. Latta,
Jlouument to Bansora.
To the Editoe: Qen. Sherman's address on
the life and services of Gen. T. E. Q. Eansom,
published in last week's National Teibune,
will be read with interest by all old soldiers,
and especially so by the surviving comrades of
that brilliant young commander, concerning
whoso last resting place (which Gen. Sherman
fears is unmarked; I quote from my military
scrap-book. Chicago Journal, June 1, 1871, ac
count of Memorial Day services in that vicinity
that year, says :
The principal point of interest wa3 atltoseHlll
on account of the exercises to take place thero in
connection with the dedication of the monument
to the memory of Gen. Eansom, as fully described
In yesterday's Jburnat. The train bearing n. num
ber of distinguished citizens, army officers, sol
diers, and others arrived at tho cemetery about 2
o'clock in tho afternoon. At 3 o'clock the
cemetery-bell, announcing tho commencement of
the Itansom monument exercises, was heard, and
the people gathered in the vicinity of the monu
ment. Soon after 4 o'clock the exercises were com
menced by the Invocation of God's blessing by
Eev. Dr. Kyder, after which Mr. Brock McViekar
read the following poem.
A very appropriate tribute to tho memory of
tho lamented Eansom, hut owing to ite length
I copy only tho last verse :
Then hail to his column, while o'er It Is spread
Hih flag tJiat go often to victory led:
Red for the blood his noble heart shed,
While for the spirit in purity fled,
Blue for the bky bending brightly o'er head !
Then let our sad benediction bo brief.
Peace to the soul of the slumbering chief !
The address of Col. Dickey consisted mainly of g
brief hktory of tho life of the illustrious dead,
Gen. T. E. G. EanHom, the substance of which the
Jburnot gave yesterday.
H. 2 Paekeb, Co. A, 11th 111., BlissSeld,
Tho First Soldicra' Paper Tho 39la Ohio at tho
Front, as Utfufil.
To tes Editor: I send an extract from a
bound -volume of ths Home News, Marietta, O.,
The Camp Prenlit StgUler, published at ChiM
cothc, Mo., Nov. U , has been received. It is orinted
and edited by tho boys of the 00th 111., in which
our friend CCSpragua has doubtless a hand. It
Is ismall and apicy.
In tho same volume is mentioned The Patrol,
published at Camp Warren, Charleston, Va., by
Fernshell & Techenor, in January, 1881.
Also, in the same paper (Home News) of Oct.
12, 1881, is tho following:
The Camn Ari' f fhn fllU nf r. v... .. t.
received, printed by the boyn of the SOth Ohio at
Camp Gilbert, Macon City, Mo., Sept. 14. It is tha
bluest-looking ehect printed on blue foolscap we
ever saw, but ita contents do not Indicate that tha
boya wero la that unhappy condition. "Wo recog
nize many familiar names among tho active busi
ness men whoso cards appear In the paper.
Judging by this, I may eafely claim that tha
39th Ohio may take the credit of the first sol
diers' paper from tho 21st HI. boys. A. S
Wzkoqesxsb, Co. B, 39th .Ohio, Oakland, Caf
Tho 7th San. at FrcdorlcLshnrff.
To the Editoe: I want to say a few words
about tho fight at Fredericksburg, or rather
tho storming of Maiye's? Hights, Mav 3, 1863.
Our regiment, the 7tb Mass., took part in that
affair, and lost in killed, as the reports show,
ono Captain, ono First Lieutenant and 27 men.
Tho 36th K. J., of our brigade, also lost come
men. Wo belonged to the Third Brig., Third
Div., Sixth Corps at that timo. I think that
"Fair Play" should ba our motto. O. 8.
Piutt, Bockland, Masa.
Every ono likes to take solid comfort, and it
may be enjoyed by every one who keeps
Kidney-Wort in the house and takes n few
doses at tho first symptoms of an attack of
Malaria, Eheumatism, Biliousness, Jaundice or
any affection of the Liver, Kidneys or Bowels.
It Is a purely vegetable compound of roots,
leaves and berries known to havo special valuo
in kidnoy troubles. Added to theso are rem
edies acting directly on tho Liver and Bowels.
It removes the cause of disease and fortifies tha
yte against ew attaak,
Somo'TracticaT Suggestions for Our
CTJEB TOB CHICKEN CHOLEBA.
To the Editor: Please toll Mrs. T. Willey
that here is a cure for chicken cholera that I
never saw fail : Take one pound of Spaaisk
brown ; two ounces of capsicum and two ounces
of black antimony. Mix, and put ono table
spoonful to a gallon bf corn meal. For young
chickens there should be 'hut half a tablespoon
ful to a gallon of meal. Albebt Day, Peoria,
To the Editoh: Tell Mrs. Willey that she
will find pulverized rhubarb mixed with their
feed to bo a sure cure for chicken cholera.
Give it for two or three days, and then about
twico a week. Do not put it in water, as they
will not get enough that way to euro them.
Cina Atkinson, Miami, Kan.
A subscriber at Hiawatha, Kan., gives this
recipe and directions: Mix two ounces cap
sicum, two ounces black antimoaium, and ono
pound Spanish brown, and give one teaspcon
ful in bran or meal to ono dozen fowls twice
a week as a preventive. Oftener if sick, say
once a day. Accompanying this is a note in
which he says: My wife has found the above
remedy invariably successful. They always
stop dying off immediately after the first du3o.
As a general thing chicken cholera is the direct
result of filthy surroundings. In order tljat
poultry may bo kept healthy, they must breathe
a healthy atmosphere; but farmers araTery
likely to neglect this matter until cholera puts
in an appearance.
To the Editoe: Eesponding to the inquiry
as to what will cure gape3 in chickena, I will
say that a teaspoonful of garden raw, wtrM
with the food will cure tho worst (uses. O. B.
Kelly, Haverhill, Mass.
Inability to lay on account of nnusual size
of egg, may bo known by the hen coming off
the nest and moping around in evident distress,
with wings on the ground; sometimes aho
remains on the nest. A large dose of castor oil
will generally givo relief in a few hours. Fail
ing in this, a free injection of olive oil into the
oviduct may be used, care being taken not to
break tho egg. If no syringe is at hand the
oil may bo passed up with a feather, having
first "bathed tho vent with warm water. The
food should be soft and not of a stimulating
nature. In case the egg passage should protrude
or become ruptured, egg production should.be
totally arrested by giving the following: One
grain of tartar emetic and a quarter of a grain
of opium, made into a pill, and administered
every four hours. In the first put tho quan
tity of calomel and opium may he doubled.
I know of nothing better than hay cat about
one-half inch long to pack eggs in. It is light
and elastic, two very important things. The
way I do it is this : Place a paper in tho bottom
of the basket to keep tho hay in ; put about one
and a half inches of cut hay in ; after it i3
pressed down put another paper over the layer,
then fill tho basket to the rim; make a hole
with the forefinger, commencing near the rim
of the basket; put the naked egg in and pro
ceed with the next, leaving about one-half inch
space between the eggs. When all are in, take
a handful of cut hay free of long hay, and. let
it drop between 'the iCggs cto fill securely. Fili
up a little rounding over the rim. Have a thin
board, planed and oil; the size of tho inside of
rim ; press down befyw the snrface of rim ; with
a brad awl make holes in the rim and stick
small nails over tho .lid, six or eight of them.
Then stick tho awl in the edge of board on each
side, and press nails in for a seal. The eggs will
never get looso in &uch a basket. It can bo
kicked about and the eggs will not break.
Always try the eggs by striking them together;
if sound they will ring. I never heard any
complaint about my packing. John Bennett in
new method of washing butter.
It is stated that a new method of washing.
uuncr jiai ueeu paiemea in wermauy. .as soon:
as gathered in the chnrn in particles of about a
tenth of an inch in size, it is transferred to a
centrifugal machine, whoso drum Is piercedj
finally taken out with the butter. As gooais
tho machine is set in rapid motion tho butter
milk begins to escape ; a spray of water thrown
into the revolving drum washes out all the for
eign matters adhering to the butter. This
washing is kept up till tho last drop of water is
removed, as clothes are dried in the centrifugal
wringer. The dry butter is then taken out,
molded, and packed. It is claimed that tho
product thus so fully and quickly freed from
all impurities, without any working or knead
ing, has a finer flavor, aroma and grain, and
far better keeping qualities than when pro
pared for market in the ordinary way.
EVIL EFFECTS OF OVEKBEAEING.
Patrick Barry says: A tree overloaded, with,
fruit can neither perfect the fruit nor ripen its
wood properly, and in a severe climate is quit
likely to succumb to a degree of cold which,
under proper treatment, it could have resisted.
The grapo is very sensitive in this respect. It
is safe to say that millions of trees aro annu
ally ruined in this country by over-crops.
A subscriber at Monk, Iowa, wants some
one to give him information as to the best way
of making hot-beds, and the plants that; can be
forced in them most profitably.
Millet, sowed in plenty for all purposes,
and cut when in bloom, is as profitable a crop
as the farmer can give his ground to.
Now is tho time to put out celery forhe
Tho outlook for corn in tho West is quite
good much, better everywhere than last year.
In the East the crop is late in development and
uneven in growth. The average is greater than
Nothing is bettor for killing out weeds than
buckwheat sown thickly.
Several correspondents aro recommending
the storing of hay aud straw in tho mow in alter
nate layers, so that it will come outas tho little
one3 like their pork, in strips of fat and lean.
It is also proposed to store ensilage tho sanio
Tho botanist of the Agricultural Depart
ment says that chess or cheat is a distinct spo
cies of grass, well known to botanists as hromus
BccaVmus-, it is wholly distinct from wheat, and
no scientific man entertains tho opinion that it
is a degenerate wheat.
Tho best fodder of all 13 tho leaf stripped
from the eorghum cane. Every 'description of
stock is fond of it. "
It is not good economy for a farmer to buy
anything but steel harrow-teefch.
The report of the fruitin Missouri is not on
conragiug. Apples aro quoted at 78 per cent.,
peaches none, pears GO per cent., plums 80, grapes
60. Tho Ben Davis shows from SO to 110 per cent,
of an averago crop, being the highest on tho
list of apples. Jonathan comes next, with 80
to 100 per cent. ; tho White Winter Pcarmain
80 to 90, Winesap 75 to 00, Willowtwig 60 to 90.
Of dry food consumed, Sir J. B. Lawcs
found that sheep stored up in increased weight
12 per cent., while cattle only laid up in in
creased weight 8 per, cent., or, in other words,
8J pounds of dry food; increased tho livo weight
of sheep as much .as 12i pounds did tho livo
weight of cattle.
A writer in the American Agriculturist
makes tho following' estimate of the cost of
starting a sheep ranch in tho Northwest: One
thousand sheep, at $2, $2,000; 20 pure Merino
rams, $500; sheds andSbuildings, $500; expenses,
first year, for two herders and other help, $1,
000; horses, wagon, , etc., $500 ; rescrvo fund,
$500. Tho probable income and increase is
3,500 pounds of wool, $700; nnd 700 lambs.
New apples from tho South sell at $1 to $2
per crate. Tho best Now York cherries com
mand 10 cents per pound, other kinds five to
6 cents; currants range from 5 to 10 cents per
pound, and hlackbeirica 8 to 12 cents per quart.
Choice New Hampshire blueberries have been
Gelling a3 high as 15 to 20 cents por quart.
Watermelons aro in largo supply.
The peach, crop of Delaware 18 estimated
to bo 10,000,000 baskets, tho largest since 1875.
A Minnesota farmer digs holes in his fields
five inche3 deep, and eight or ten inches square,
with perpendicular sides, for the purpose of
Wisconsin hop-growers bow buckwheat in
their yards, upon which lico will feed in pref
erence to the hops.
Grant Co., New Mexico, now lays claim to
tho largest cattle ranch in the world, inclosing
an area 40 mile3 wide and 60 miles long, and
comprising 1,500,000 acres of grazing land.
"Bough oa Corns," for Corns, Bunioas. loo.
KO SOIIJa NEED ATPX.T.
BY O. A. mrNCAN.
Ara. "No Irish Need Appl-j."-IWriUenfor
Tiie Rational Tribune.
The Bourbons camo liko locust plaguo, Chicago
took by storm ;
With hypoerific" Pecksniff" wbtnc, cried, "Cleve
land, and .Reform I "
Tho shoulder cold thoy turned on men who wore
A soldicr'd vox tho "Solid South," and that
would never do !
Thus Sloaiitn, Black and Eosecrang'w'ero passed In
eilonco by : - '. ' " " z-
Tho action spoke tho bitter words, ' No soldiers
need apply." '
For there is nothing in what's called " the New
In common with or will combine with earnest loy
alty. She does not, as a party, have her country's weal
When Freedom bled 'neath Treason's stroke, aha
took foul Treason's part.
Sho ne'er hod sympathy with those who'd for their
That's why she says, if acts can speak, "No soldier
How can the men who risked tholr lives and
pledged their "eacred honor,"
To save their country from the shame that Trcawn
hcaicd upon her,
Unite with those, who, coward-like, attacked them
from the rear,
And sorrowed deep o'er their success at their re
verse would cheer?
Their preferred love Is all a cheat, their honeyed
words a lie,
Their very "platform" plainly tells, "No soldier
There Is a party, soldiers, who remembers "Sum
And how you then responded to your threatened
And, leaving all you loved behind, your sweet
heart, children, wife,
Went forth to risk what man holds dear to save tho
This grand old party '11 ne'er forget your deeds
in days Roue by,
And at its doors you'll ever find, "All soldiers
Tho "White-Plumed Knight" from "way down
East," the "Eagle" of the West,
Have always hung the hitch-siring out to greet the
And if you now, tho samo as then, will to your-
selvcrf prove true,
And rally round theso chosen ones, they'll sure bo
true to you 1
They recognize your worth and work, your claims
they'll not deny,
And to their hearts you may be sure, "A soldier
THE QUESTION SQUAD.
Comrades' Queries and Bepllra Odds end Ends of
Comrade R. J. Smith, Co. K, 50th Ind., Corydon,
Ind., would like to correspond with somo of his
comrades who lay in the .Marine Hospital at St.
.Louis during the latter half of 1863. S. F. Beau
champ, Co. I, 11th Mo., wants to hear from the
membere of the old Eagle Brigade. J. B. Garrett,
Leon, Iowa, would like the address of Ralph Hat
field, late Co. A, 9d Iowa Car., as there is. a pension
awaiting him, or his widow if he is dead. E. E.
May, Joplin, Mo., has In his possession the dis
charge of John Eaton, Co. D, 18th Kan. Car. Com
rade Eaton was also a member or Co. F, 13th Kan.
Inf., and Co. D, 19th Kan. Cav. The disclmrge will
be forwarded to bira or his friends on application to
Comrade ilay. Henry Brunner, Newton, Kan.,
desires to hear from his old comrades of the 1st
W.Va. Cav. Lieut. H.H. PoIHns.Sth Mich. Cav.,
Copac, Mich.: Comrade Baird, Co. D, H2th III., Is
in error. If I remember right, Gen. Sandew was
shot while standing upon Fort Sanders not in
tho field. Then, again, he &aid the siege lasted
only three weeks, while my diary says seven
weeks. I think Capt. Walton le nearly correct
about the matter.
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BepliK to Questions on a Variety of laterestlaj
To CvrrespondcrJs. "Write questions on a sep
arate sheet of paper, givo full name and addrew,
and mark it " Correspondents' Column." No atten
tion will be paid to communications that are not
accompanied with full name and address of writer.
Our readers nro requested to inclose a stamp for
reply to their Inquiries.
TenfA Corps, Troy, N. F., propounds the following;:
L Do special examiners notify k claimant when
they are coming to sea him? 2. Is tho tctthnouy of
two con-rades equal to and does it answer the same
purpoic-of that of un officer ? 3. Where does a sol
dier apply to get his war record ? Ansiccr. I und 2.
Yes, 3. We do not know exactly what you mean.
Your discharge certificate is the only "war record"
you can get from tho Government.
J. P., Indian Territory. The rula la that six
montlis should elapsa before applying for increase
on tho same disabilities for which pension was al
lowed. If a new disability la alleged as & basis of
a claim for increase, you can apply at any timo.
B. JK IK, West Chester, J'a.'rh& following rstes
are those allowed by law for the disabilities named:
Loss of arm below tho elbow $24 00
" " abovo " 80 03
" " at shoulder joint 80 00
Loss of leg below the knee . 24 00
u " abov " SO 00
" " athlp Joint 37 50
. T7. (?,, Et. Mary's, Kan. Each Congressional
district, Territory and tho District of Columbia are
respectively entitled to ono cadet at West Point
Military Academy, and 10 cadefa are also appointed
at largo "every year. The appointments at large
are by the President of the United States. Those
from the Congressional Districts and Territories by
the Secretary of AVar on the nomination of tho Bep
roscntative or Delegate in Consress. A cadet's pay
Is S5C0 a year and ono ration, against which aro
charged bis board, clothing, books, stationery and
other expenses. The course of instruction covers a
period of four years, and on graduation the cadets
aro commissioned in the army according to the
duties they may be judged competent to perform.
Yo'ir Member of Congress can givo you any further
Information you may desire.
A Soldier's Daughter, Onondaga. N. Y., osytit
Will you Inform me why Jwe Q. Blaino is csdl4
"Tho Plumed Knight?" Answer. Col.Bobcrt O.
Ingersoll first gave th title in presenting tho name
of Mr. Blaine to ths Cincinnati Couvuntion in 1S76.
The speech was hastily prepared and was almost
impromptu. Tho part wherein the phrase- occurs
Lj oa follows : ' Like an armed -warrior, like a
plumed knight, James G. Blaine marched down in
the halls of the American Congress and threw his
shining lance fidl end fair against the brazen fore
heads of tliedofamers of hw countrv and thema
liguers of his honor." The title luw -inco remained
and is singularly appropriate, illuting tha char
acter of the Itepublhnn standard-bearer.
if. J. JL, National Soldiers' Home, Va., wants tw to
give the wording of the law passed in regard to a
court of appeals for pensions. Answer. There is no
such law. No bill of the kind passed, nor are we
aware that any nuch bill was introduced. It it was
introduced.it met the fate of many other bills that
have died from natural causes.
J. G. II., Coleville Pa. See replv to G. W. G., this
column. Candidates for West Point must bo be
tween 17 and 21 years of ago and be well versed la
reading, writing and arithmetic when appointed,
lour Representative in Congress controls the ap
pointment from your District.
J. JV. 11., 1'oungxlQum, O.. asks If a soldier, now
drawing a pension for the loss of an arm, dies from
a disease or causes not contracted In the army or
tho United States service, will his widow or children
be entitled to draw a pension after his death? An
swer No. In all cases soldier's death must be duo
to causes which originated in service and in line of
duty to entitle widow, children or dependent rela
tives to pension.
Sotdicr's Wife, Anglenooh. Cal., writes ns that the
Land Office m San Francisco says that if a man's
wife doc3 not live on a pre-emption claim with Mm
that the husband must get a certificate from a phy
sician that she is not able to live on the claim, and
wants to know what the law Is on tho subject ; also.
If a man lives on a pre-emption claim six months
and then turns it Into a soldier's homestead claim,
whether the period that he lived on the former
claim will be credited on the latter claim. Answer.
It is not necessary that tho wife or family of a
wiuurniiuuiu resiue on tne claim with him, nor is
any certificate from a physician necessary to cover
such absence. In our issue of June 12 last, In reply
to II. J. M., Greene, Iowa, we published a letter
from the Land Office covering this same question.
In regard to the conversion of a pre-emption claim
liiiu u uomesicau ciaim me law is that a person who
has made settlement on a tract and filed his pre
emption declaration therefor may change Ida filing
into a homestead if he continues hi good faith to
comply with the pre-emption laws until the change
IseQected; and the tune during which ho has re
sided upon and claimed the land as a prc-emptor
will be credited upon the period required under
the homestead laws.
W. JL V., Jfaiwton, Wit., says: What Is the rate
of pensions from $3 up to total disability or loss of
both arms? I think there are three different gnul
ingd; please give me the different ratings. Answer.
For a disability greater than total the rating may
beonyaum between $8 andSlS; the next grade is
$31. tho next S20. the next $30, and the next and
highest rate is $72. "Total" disability for an en
listed man Is S3. There is also a rating for amputa
tion at hip joint, 37.53.
J. W.jf., Farmer City, 171., and several others.
As you failed to comply with our roles in regard to
to swell the contents of our waste basket. See note
at head of this column, which has been standing for
W. J. K., Beaver Springs, Pa. -The three months
extra pay to cx-priaoners of war was granted bv
order of Secretary of War May 30, 1865. Those who
were thus paid jiribr to the dato of said order were
subject to a deduction of the amount so paid from
their final pay on discharge from service It was
given in Buch cases as advance pay simply, 03 in
your case. Your other question we have referred
to a reliable party, who will write you in regard to
Custer Post, Zewiston, Jfe.CoL Samuel D.Sturgis
was not present in command of the 7th U. S. Cav.
at the massacre of the Ko3e Bud. His son. Lieut.
aturgis, was there and was killed. Not a soul of
Custer's command survived the massacre.
I. F., Mt. JElna Pa., say3 that a widowed mother
made application for pension in May, 18S0. for loss
of her son, and died before claim was allowed. She
had two children that were under 16 veara of age
when the son was killed at Gettysburg. Are the
children entitled to any pension? Answer. No;
the ciaim ended with the death of the mother.
Had the soldier when he was killed left orphan
brothers and sisters, they would have been entitled
if dependent upon him for Eupport.
J. A. L., Seaion III. The pay of a Second Lieu
tenant of Infantry in June. 1SGJ, was S103.50 per
month; that of a First Lieutenant SI03.30.
W. T.F.AWm Mo., says: "A" enlists In 1551; In
1B63 receives a gunshot wound, and after the wound
healed returns to his regiment; is discharged at
close of the war; he dies in 1S74 with an acute dis
ease not caused by the wound, he never having
mode application for pension; he leaves a wife and.
two children. Query: Is his family entitled to a
pension for the gunshot wound received in battle?
Answer. No; the soldier was the only person en
titled to pension for the wound. Haducau3cdhi3
death the widow would have been entitled to a
T. P., Port Jefferson. K. Y., cays: Please state
whether Hon. Jas. G. Blaine is a Roman Catholic,
as is reported here and believed bv many. n
swer. Mr. Blaine Is not a Boman Catholic. He Is a
J. F. W., Warren, Ohio. We published the new
law in regard to fee3 in our last issue. Attorneys
have, since July 4. 1SS4, the right to contract with
their clients in pension claims for a fee in each case
not exceeding $25, from which, however, is to be
deducted all fees that may havo heretofore been
paid by the claimant to the said attorney. Advance
fees are prohibited since July 4, ISSi, in all pension
J. O. D., Lebanon. -We do not see how we can
state the matter any clearer. The simple iact is
that pensions for ordinary cases of rupture, loss of
an eye and partial deafne33 have been increased.
To determine whether you are entitled thereto yon
should send your pension certificate to the Com
missioner, and he will decide the question. That
is his duty, not ours.
Jf. S., Usi Milan, Mich. See reply to J. F. VT. A.
claimant docs not lose arrears by executing- the
contracts. Tho Warner bill did not become a law,
never ought to be a law, and it never will be a
law. (See reply to " Two Soldiers," In our issue of
Subscriber, Bangor, Me. The clipping you sent us
Is campaign stutf. The statement that Gen. John
A. Logan ever raised a company for the rebel serv
ice or induced enlistments therein is an unmiti
gated falsehood. GeneralLogan was from the first
a strong Union man, and never aided the rebellion
by word or deed.
W.A.,Sntrah, Ind., says : 1. Did the House con
cur in any of the Senate amendments to the Mexi
can pension bill that will be of any benefit to the
soldiers of that war? 2. Would any part of the bill
become a law if the House failed to concur in all
the amendments? 3. Was anything done by Con
gress that will make it easier for soldiers of the
Mexican war to get a pension? Answer. 1. The
House concurred in some of the amendments and
then laid the bill aside. It thus goes over to the
next session as unfinished business. 2. No. 3. No.
C. H M., Jjifayelle, Ind., propounds the following:
An i-liomey files 'lahn for increase on established
disability and receives $5. Claim is rejected. Ho
then flies another claim for increase on new dis
ability and receives S10, both claims being under
act of June 20. 1378. Has he received an illegal fee?
Answer. No. He was entitled to a fee in each case.
Veteran, Rock Valley, Iowa.l. Where a board of
examining Surgeons find a disability existing not
alleged in the original declaration, and in addition
to disability claimed, it would be accepted as evi
dence of its existence at that time5n a subsequent
claim for increase. Where rheumatism, was claimed
and rheumatism and heart disease were found, tho
latter would ordinarily be included in the rating
for rheumatism as a result thereof, without a claim
therefor. 2. You probably cannot obtain from the
Commissioner of Pensions the material facts of she
report of an examining Surgeon ora Board. Such
matters are considered confidential and are not
given out unless ther a necessity for so doing.
G. W. B., Catlin, Ind. The average minimum
number of a company of siege artillery was SO
J. A., Fort Wityns, Ind., aays: Does a soldier's
widow, whose husband has been a pensioner, draw
the same pension, or more. If she has minor chil
dren do they draw any amount separate from the
widow? Answer. A widow's pension Is fixed by
law, and It can be neither more nor less. The rate
of pension the husband was receiving has nothing
whatever to with her rate. All widows of enlisted
men, if entitled to pension, draw S3; of Second Lieu
tonauts, S15; of Firot Lieutenants, S17; of Captains,
S20, etc Han enlisted man, a pensioner at $72, or any
lower rate, should die from a cause due to the serv
ice his widow would get but ?S per month, and she
would get $8 per month if he was a pensioner at SI
and should die under similar circumstances. Where
there are minor children under 16 years of age at
the date of soldier's death the widow gets $2 for
each child whilo under that age. Their pension
goes to her In every casa where she has not aban
doned them. It should be borne In mind that a
widow and children are entitled to pension only
where the cause of death of soldier is due to his
service and in line of duty.
B. A. B., Swcnville.Me., submits the following: A
mother was dropped from the pension roll and she
employed an attorney to get her name restored.
He was succesafid, but aho died before certificate
reached her and tho money reverted to the Gov
ernment. The attorney's fee was not paid, and he
bos left it with a lawyer for collection. Can it bo
collected? Answer. It is a proper and legal claim
against the estate of tho deceased, and it can bo
collected if there Is an estate sufficient to pay it.
The attorney's services were rendered and Ids part
of the contract was fulfilled. He is entitled to his
W. P.,Iroquols, III., says: Please Inform me what
the latest ratings aro for partial deafness ? Answer.
Any amount under $13; to bo decided by the Com
missioner of Pensions in accordance with the degree
of said deafness, as determined by tho report of tho
G. IF. T., Yellow Creek, III. We cannot say how
much pension any one is entitled to for a disease.
It depends entirely upon tiie testimony submitted
and the reports of the Examining Surgeons, show
ing the degree of disability existing, and what these
establish wc have no means of knowing.
Children slow in development, puny, scraw
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