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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON, D. 0., THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1884;
FIGHTING THEftJ OYER
What Our Veterans Have to Say About
Their Old Campaigns.
" TWIGGS'S VICTIMS.
.- Another or the Old Mh U. S. Infantry Found.
To THE Editor: Through the medium of
your valuable paper I have heard from two of
my old comrades of Co. E, Sth U. S. Inf., for 22
months fellow-prisoners with mc in Texas. I
was only too glad to hear from any of the old
nioinbersof thcrcj;imcut,nov scattered from the
Atlantic to the Pacific, and more especially fioiu
two of mv own company as dear to memory
as liiram'ilarsh and Win. Rowland, There is
not much to add to the story of these two com
rades, and perhaps it is imposing upon the val
uable space of your paper, as well as its raid
ers, in giving them monotonous reading, but I
will risk it this once. I have not forgotten the
many changes of camp our rebel captors com
pelled us to undergo, and the extent of terri
tory traversed in those changes in Winter,
with ns afoot and thinly clad, and our guards
mounted and comfortable; no sooner had we
-fixed ourselves shelter, before we were taken
away from it and marched oil'. I do not like
to write much about our experience, as we
read so much about the personal experience of
others, some better able and in better situa
tions to tell them, while others tell from hear
say and imagination, in a mere spirit of bra
vado, that one necessarily feels constrained
and insignificant. Of one thing I feel assured,
however, that none were more loyal and de
voted to our oath and the dear old flag than
th a detachment of the Sth U. S. Inf. surren
dered at Adams's llill (12 miles west of San
Antonio) on the 9th day of May, 1SG1. It was
the first time wc realized that war was immi
nent and our country in danger. Had the boys
been given a chance. I always did believe we
could have whipped Gen. Van Dorn's whole
Brigado of State troops, or, at least, cut away
from them, avoided an imprisonment, and
foiled the calculations of Twiggs, Van Dorn,
Bcc and others. We were given scant food,
less clothing, and no shelter except what wo
constructed ourselves under every disadvan
tage, lugging the material on our backs. The
writer, as well as others, was offered work in
San Antonio Arsenal, to s:y nothing about the
offers of large, tempting bounties in gold, as
well as the promise of commissions. These did
cot swerve us from our duty, nor tempt us to
desert the llag wc had sworn to protect, and
follow the example of many of the officers.
Wo preferred fealty to our cause then repre
senting hunger and privation. After standing
it as long as we could, myself, with Hiram
Marsh and three others, ju a dark November
night, slipped through the lines to a place of
rendezvous, where one ot the bravo women,
who was a soldier's wife and staid with her
husband, had carried our haversacks, with
three days' rations of parched-corn meal. We
attempted to escape to Mexico, but were cap
tured within 30 miles of the line and marched
hack first to San Antonio Prison, and later,
back to camp. Maj. Taylor, in command of
the battalion of mounted Kangers that guarded
us, told us he had a notion to have us shot,
when wc told him he dare not do it. A musket
did not have much terrors for us then. We
were ordered in irons, which we wore until
paroled, Jan. 1, 1SG3. Recruiting officers were
daily in camp to aggravate us to desertion.
When chained, we scorned all offers of release
and promotion as an insult, only to realize, af
ter exchange, that we estimated our fidelity to
the Government higher than any one else, as
we only did our duty, which, in the greater
events of the timep, was passed unnoticed;
though eulogized by general orders and saluted
with salvos of artillery, wc could not even,
after exchange, get a short furlough to see our
friends. While carrying a heavy ball and
chain after recapture, we were ordered to break
camp. The command was marching off in the
wet; as we were double prisoners, we were with
the guard in a large hospital tent, the only one
then standing. It had been raining all night.
Maj. Taylor rode up, wfien I stepped out and
asked him what he intended doing with our
chains. Hesmilingly said wccould carry them
on our shoulders. I told him that he could
shoot me, but never could make me march
through the mud with a ball and chain clash
ing at my feet. Through the intercession of
the officer of the day and officer of the guard
two humane and kind officers he was per
suaded to leave us remain, to bo brought
tip later with the camp equipage in wagons.
Shortly after this we were paroled and marched
to Shreveport, La., in the depth of Winter,
with nothing on our backs but a blouse aud
shirt, pants made up out of discarded clothing
picked up in the rebel camp, some with shoes
and some with moccasins made out of raw
hide, and no socks, with commeal for a full
ration of bread, coffee, etc
At Shreveport wo took a steamer down Eed
River into the Mississippi. At Alexandria we
beheld a (to us) sad sight the Hag of our coun
try with the field down on the captured gun
boat Queen of the West. At Port Hudson we
lay all night under the guns of the fort, for
fear Porter would come across r.s. Next morn
ing we started down stream with a flag of
truce. When we met Porter with his Essex and
the flag so dear to us proudly waving, we
gave him a rousing cheer. Wc came into our
lines at Baton Eouge; from there to New
Orleans, where wc were exchanged, to take
part in the Bed Biver expedition, though re
lieved and sent north from Opelousas, La.,
after the issue of General Orders, No. 34, head
quarters, Department of the Gulf, Nineteenth
Corps, before described by Comrade Hiram
Marsh. After our return north wc were rather
unceremoniously hurried to the front, and
joined our regiment at Fairfax Court-house,
Va., and returned to New York on the 12th or
13th of July to quell the draft riot. I rc
eulisted in 1861, and wasdischarged at Baleigh,
N. C.j in July, 1867. I have tried to be brief
in this article, not wishing to intrude on your
valuable space ; but it is very hard to crowd the
memories of years and the varied sufferings
and privations into a small newspaper article.
If you think this worthy of your notice, please
give it space in your valuable paper, not for its
intrinsic walue, but rather as a favor to the
members of the old 8th U. S. Inf., from any of
whom I would be glad to hear. War. A. G.
Conn, 1st Sergeanr, Co. E, and Commissary
Sergeant, Sth U. S. Inf., Fremont, Neb.
Col. Jlurpliy and Ilolly Springs.
To thk Editor : Permit me to correct somo
misstatements made by "Carleton" in The
National Tribune of Oct 30. He says,
" Van Horn had 3,500 cavalry." His force wi th
which ho captured Holly Springs on Dec. 20,
18G2, consisted of 22 regiments, principally of
mounted infantry, estimated by some at 11,000,
hut never less than 7,000 or 8,000, Murphy's
force consisted of the 101st 111., which was fresh
from home, having seen no service except a
little guard duty at La Grange on its way
down; Maj. Mudd's battalion of cavalry, two
small companies of iufanty, and a number of
unorganized men coming from hospital to re
join their commands at the front, in all, a
little over 1,400 men. Col. (not General)
Murphy, as "Carleton" calls him, had been
hut a few days iu the place, returning from
absence on account of sickness to his regiment
at Oxford. It must also be remembered that
there was not a piece of artillery or fortifica
tion available in the place. The Government
stores also were spread all over, requiring the
troop to guard them.
On the day preceding the attack, Gen. Grant
apprised Murphy of the fact that Van Dorn
was moving northward, and to be on the look
out for him. In the evening of the same day
Gen. Grant telegraphed Murphy as follows:
"Send out what cavalry you have on the Rip
Icy and Pontotoc road until they meet Van
Dorn, and delay him until cavalry which I
havesont in pursuit overtakes him. They must
exercise great care not to be captured."
The cavalry wcro got in readiness, when
Murphy telegraphed to Grant, "The cavalry
arc all ready, boots and spurs. Where is the
Bipley and Pontotoc road? I have no map of
the country except one which I have made
from information gained from contrabands."
The following reply was sent, after describing
the road: "The early morning will he soon
enough." The cavalry were sent to their
quarters with orders to march in the early
morning. This accounts for their being ready
to move when the enemy approached, and the
reason they made their escape. Van Dorn
came in, with the results described.
" Carleton " saysMurphy was conrt-martialed
and dismissed, etc. Such is not the case.
There was no court convened whatever. Mur
1 hy asked for and desired a court, hut it was
not granted. Gen. Grant issued an order dis-missingr-liun
from the service of tho United
Slates, stating as a rcason.for doing so, "It is
impracticable to convene a court when an army
is moving in the face of the enemy."
Tho facts in tho case are, that while Col.
Murphy was grossly to blame for the surrender.
Gen. Grant was most shamefully out-gencralcd
and made a scapegoat of Col. Murphy, compel
ling him to bear tho blame which justly be
longed to himself. At the very time when
Holly Springs was captured, thero were thou
sands of unemployed infantry iu the region of
the Tallahatchie Biver aud Abbeville, within
20 miles, aud tho railroad in running order.
A division could just as well have been got
there during the night as not if Gen. Grant
had comprehended the magnitude of the sit
uation. After his dismissal, Col. Murphy went
to Washington, D. C, where ho presented his
case, dispatches and all, before the Secretary of
War, and was reinstated into the army of tho
United States, when he resigned his commis
sion and went homo in disgust. J. Cole, 8th
Wis., Clear Lake, Iowa.
The llattle of the Jlinc.
To the Editor : The miuc explosion was a
very unfortunate affair and a great disappoint
ment to us, knowing as we did the great
preparations made for it, occupying nearly a
month. All participators in this fiasco now
living, will, no doubt, agree with me, when I
state that, lor the groundcovcrcd, there were too
many Generals and by Jar too many men. It
was "close in mass " to a certainty. The mix
ing of companies and regiments caused great
confusion ; somo companies, besides tho front
and rear rank, had extra rear ranks extending
down the hill behind the enemy's eaith works.
When I took my company in I had about 40
men. I took out more than 50, which is some
what remarkable, when itisexpectedaconipauy
will always come out of battlo with depleted
ranks. 1 had some Bucktails, a few of the
Roundheads (100th Pa.), and others distinguish
able by the figures on their caps, but we were
all one when wc came to a retreat. Tho enemy
had recaptured part of their lines, wero after
us, and our only thought was to scramble back
over our breastworks as fast as we possibly could.
First wc went down hill, then over a ravine,
then through a few stumps and underbrush up
hill to our rifle-pits. At an elevation just dis
cernible by tho enemy, there it was we re
ceived a heavy fire from them, and as the bul
lets whizzed by thick and fast, it was every
man for himself some fairly rolling over the
earthwoiks into our lines. Some, unfortun
ately, were slain whilo in the act of leaping
over; their bodies lying on top aud hanging
over our rifle-pits. One poor fellow was shot
down just before I leaped over. I leave it to
the imagination of others, if it is necessary, to
state we were all more than thankful to get
The unfortunate part of tho conflict at one
point of the line was the position one or more
regiments of colored troops were placed in on
the extreme right of the Crater. After the
earthworks were captured and the colored
troops were ordered in, they wero sent over tho
breastworks aud were obliged to lire at tho
enemy, having only the ditch for shelter, that
being level with the ground. As they received
the fire of the enemy from their front, our bri
gade was better protected, aud firing from the
rear over their beads so as to send in double
volleys, sent consternation through tho ranks
of the colored men enough to make the stout
est heart quail. That they wero justified in
leaping over the breastworks and rushing for
tho rear, as we all did, no one will for a mo
ment doubt. Many brave deeds wero that day
witnessed, as mentioned by your correspondent.
As an individual instance, I inclose you a
copy of the letter from a Confederate officer to
the New York Herald, whose allusion to my
beloved comrade, Capt. Sam'l H. Sims, of Co.
G, 51st N. Y., speaks only in part tho worth of
a gallant officer, honored aud respected by our
whole regiment. This letter was written just
after the election of Gen. Garfield, and the
sword referred to is now the property of tho
only daughter of Capt. Sims, and held in trust
by the veterans of the 13th National Guard, of
Brooklyn, with whom he went to the front
during their three months' compaign :
At the battle of the Mine, at Petersburg, 1861. 1
was Captain of Co. 1, 17th S. C, and in this desper
ate lintid-lo-liand light, :i Capt. Sims, of a New
York regiment (I think from Brooklyn), ns lie
mounted tho breastworks immediately before mv
company, was killed by Serg't LaMotte. Capt.
Sims's ssword 1ms ever since been in my possession,
and I have frequently thought of returning it. for
it should be pos-iCi-sed by his family as a glorious
heirloom of the soldier whose conduct on this occa
sion was as heroic as ever illustrated any battle
field. Now, when linlf the North and the whole South
are united in their efl'orts to bury animosities of
the past by electing a Federal General to the Presi
dency, who will know no North or South in the
administration of the Government, it would be
unpatriotic in me to retain any longer this relic of
the war. 1 know no surer means of discovering
the address of some relative of Capt. Sims than
through the columns of the Herald. By publish
ing this you will probably confer a great favor on
the family of a gallant Federal whose name they
would not willingly let die.
JA3IE9 F. Stkelb,
Cureton's Store, Iuicuster Co., S. C.
Lieut.-Col. Pleasants's account of tho con
struction of his mine, as given in his report, is
very interesting. He was obliged to cany out
tho earth in cracker boxes, aud to'cut down
bushes to cover it from the sight of the enemy.
He could not obtain a theodolite without send
ing to Washington, although there was a very
good one at the Headquarters of the Army. Tho
excavation was ventilated by means of a tube
made of lumber picked up about tho camps or
taken from a rebel bridge and a saw-mill, somo
live or six miles distant. The ground through
which tho mine was dug was in some places
very wet and difficult to work. At one time
the timber gave way and the gallery was nearly
closed. When this was repaired and tho work
was carried forward, the soldiers wero obliged
to excavate a stratum of marl very hard to
manage. Col. Pleasants then ran an inclined
plane, rising 13 feet in a hundred. The tim
bers to pro) the mine were previously prepared
and put up hy hand, without noise of hammer
or tool. The picks wero tho common army
picks straightened for use. Tho mine was thus
built in less than one month after the begin
ning was made. The whole amount of material
excavated was 18,000 cubic feet. Tho maga
zines were placed exactly underneath the ene
my's fort. The soldiers below could hear tho
soldiers above at their daily drill and work.
Ciias. W. Walton, Capt., Co. E, 51st N. Y.
lloanoko and New Heme.
To the Editor: As a member of Co. B, 99th
N. Y., the company to which I was attached
on hoard the gunboat Hunchback, and in charge
of a battery of 12-pound naval howitzers, and
as the only organization having artillery
yvithin the whole command that participated
in the action of Roanoke and NewBerno (with
tho exception of one piece from another gun
boat), I desire to correct tho statement made
by Comrade W. F. Browne, of Co. H, 23d Mass.
The facts are as follows: On the day before
the battlo of Roanoke, I, as a member of the
company in charge, assisted in manning tho
guns on board, and on the afternoon of tho
same day went on hoard of our lanchcs, which
had six 12-pound howitzers in the bow of
each, unshipped our artillery, and by the aid of
till-ropes, with tho assistance of some land
forces on the following dav. wo wont intn
action. My recollection of the engagement ia
that our battery occupied tho center of tho
line, and that Col. Hawkins's Zouaves occupied
a position a little to the right of our position.
Gens. Reno and Foster wore present, and
would well remember tho correctness of this
statement if they wero living to-day. Col.
D'Epinoan was killed whilo leading the Haw
kins Zouaves in this charge. Tho battle was
opened in tho morning, and was continued
until noon-day, when our forces wcro in pos
session of the entire works, as well as all tho
ground held by tho enemy.
I also, as a comrade to F. W. Browne, remem
ber tho landing at Now Berne, N. C, at tho
mouth of Sloehum Creek, aud tho battle as
well; and, during the action, I, as a member
of Co. B, 99th N. Y., was employed in carrying
pass-boxes with ammunition throughout tho
entire engagement. I may bo mistaken, but
my impression is that the 23d Mass. supported
our battery during tho engagement and ren
dered excellent service. Tho gun to which I
was attached was dismounted, and my personal
service after this accident was wherever I
could do the most good. D. L. McKay, Co. B,
99th N. Y., Chippewa Falls, Wis.
Wlmt a Mississippi Pilot Says.
Capt. D. M.Riggs, who is well known at Now
Orleans and along the Mississippi River, says:
" I have been suffering from dyspepsia for tho
past fivo years, and from broken rest, by severe
pains in the bowels and kidneys. I tried every
medicine recommended for these diseases, with
out success. At last I used a bottle of Brown's
Iron Bitters, which proved a perfect success iu
my case." It cures all liver, kidney aud ma
THE FOURTEENTH CORPS.
Ilistory of the Organization of the Third Di
vision. To the Editor: To those comrades who
are writing about the Third Division, Four
teenth Corps, I would like to say, "Brace up I"
Get some "sweet oil and emery paper" and
polish up your memories. You are off', all of
you, and off bad. Comrade Van Camp, 21st
Ohio, was the first, and Comrade Tibbctts, 87th
lud., next. Now, I want to ask what was the
Third Division, Fourteenth Corps, when organ
ized, and of what composed? For the informa
tion of the comrades 1 will give a short sketch
of this division.
In December, 18G1, Gen. Bnell organized tho
First Division of the Army of tho Ohio at
Lebanon, Ky. It consisted of tho following
regiments and batteries: First Brigade, Gcu.
A. Schoepf commanding 11th, 17th, 31st aud
3Sth Ohio, Standard t's battery; Second Bri
gade, Gen. Geo. H. Thomas commanding 10th
Ind., 14th Ohio, Battery C of 1st Ohio Art., 4th
and 10th Ky ; Third Brigade, Gen. Robert L.
McCook commanding 2d Minn., 18th U. S.
Inf., 9th and 35th Ohio aud Church's Michigan
battery. This constituted the First Division,
Army'of the Ohio, and on Jan. 1, 18G2, thedi
vision started for Zollicofler, on the banksof tho
Cumberland River. The First Brigade moved
to Somerset, the Second via Columbia, Ky., and
tho Third via Jimtown road. Owing to tho im
passable condition of the roads, tho 10th Ind.
and 4th Kv.. of the Second Brigade, and tho
9th Ohio and 2d Minn., ot the Third Jin
n il ri
and Standaidt's and Kinney's
the only troops who in reality fought the battlo
of Mill Springs. Gen. Thomas was, in the
meantime, placed in command of tho division
and Col. Manson, of tho 10th Ind., the Second
Brigade. The division remained in this organ
ization until we arrived at Louisville Sept. 30,
1862, on what was known as "Buell's retreat."
Here we met the new regiments that had en
listed under the 300,000 call of '62. Tho S2d
Ind. was assigned to the First Brigade, tho
71th Ind. to the Second Brigade, and 87th Ind.
to the Third Brigade. Before tho battle of
Store's River the army was reorganized, being
known thereafter as tho Army of tho Cumber
land, and divided as follows: Fourteenth Corps,
Gen. Geo. II. Thomas; Twentieth Corps, Gen.
A. McD. McCook, and Twenty-first Corps, Gen.
T. L. Crittenden. Tho First Division, Army
of the Ohio, now became the Third Division
of the Fourteenth Corps, temporarily uuder
the command of Gen. J. B. Steedman. Tho
Second Brigade became tho Third, and tho
Third tho Second. At Tullahoma Steedman
was transferred to Granger's Reserve Corps,
and Gen. James M. Brainiau took command of
the division. And hero is the organization
when Ave went into Chickamauga Sept. 19, 1S63 :
First Brigade, Col. M. B. Walker command
ing 11th, 17th, 31st and 33th Ohio and S2d
Ind.; Second Brigade, Col. Vandever, 35th
Ohio, commanding 9th and 35th Ohio, 2d
Minn, aud 87th Ind.;- Third Brigadjg 10th and
74th Ind., 4th and 10th Ky., 14th Ohio and
Battery C, 1st Ohio, Capt. Kinney. The abovo
is the correct organization of tho Third Di
vision, Fourteenth Corps. Why the old Third
was changed to the Second aud tho Second to
tho Third I uever knew; but the chango was
made, and my regiment remained in the Third
Brigade until tho expiration of our term of
service. Tho division suffered heavily at
Chickamauga and at Jonesboro, Ga.; the field
officers in all regiments being either killed or
wounded. The old Third was a "daisy," aud
it would be well for comrades to remember this
fact while writing up accounts of their various
divisions. Success to all comrades and to The
Tribune. J. B. Shaw, II. S., 10th Ind., 3d
Brig., 3d Div.. 14th Corps, Lafayette, Ind.
The 120th Indiana.
To the Editor: Not having heard from
any of tho comrades of tho 120th Ind., I
thought I would write a few lines about our
exploits, in tho hope of drawing them out. Have
you forgotten, comrades, when we went down
to Goldsboro, Raleigh, Greensboro and Char
lotto? I wonder if Hiram 'R. Green, of Co. E,
remembers tho boy who knocked the hog in
the head with a cedar grub, which wc got out
of a cedar grove just in the edge of the town of
Charlotte, whilo wo wcro waiting for tho
moon to rise to give light for us to work by. I
think I see the same hogs now in the same
old barn lot, and tho man. tho owner of tho
hogs, standing in his night clothes on the porch ;
and how we waited till "he went in and shut
the door, aud then I knocked the hog down
and we grabbed it up and traveled ; and wc
wcro none too soon, either, for sonic one fol
lowed us with dogs. But Co. E had meat next
morning for breakfast, as many of the company
can testify. To the man who lost, the hog I
will say: "If you did not get pay for it lrom
Undo Sam, and if you will convince me you
were not a rebel and will come over, I will give
you two hogs as good as the ono you lost out of
your barn lot." Of course, I was sorry to have
to do such a trick, but for some cause our
rations wero very short, and we got no meat,
only what we got in that way by slight of
hand; and I presume it was for the same cause
that the old Georgian's fat ram was shot th rough
the neck. Then, of course, ho had to furnish
enough sweet potatoes to cook with it, and to
furnish a kettle to cook them in. I hope, how
ever, he got tho kettle again. I don't remem
ber taking it back home. I should be very
glad to hear from some of you through the
paper, but if you prefer writing to me direct I
will be very much pleased, and will answer
you. Henry G. W. Cronk, Co. E, 120th lud.,
Freeport, Cowlitz County, Wash. Tcr.
Army of the 1'otoninc Post-Office.
To the Editor: As corrections seem to bo
tho order of the day, allow mo to correct one
statement made by Wallace Foster, Captain of
Co. II, 13th Ind., in The Tribune of Oct. 9.
In speaking of tho Mail Department of tho
Army of the Potomac, while at Falmouth, Va.,
ho states that tho corps mail agents turned
their mail over to tho headquarter mail agents
at Falmouth Station. But instead of so doing,
tho corps agents delivered their mail at tho
post-office at Washington, D. C.
Each corps in the Army of tho Potomac had
two mail agents and one postmaster. Geo. II.
Cooper, of the rlh Wis., and your humblo serv
ant were the ones sworn in as agents for the
Sixth Corps, and Serg't Pierce was postmaster.
Afterward Jaa. L. Parkinson served two years
in that capacity.
In proof of my statements I would call on
D. B. Parker, promoted Lieutenant in the Mail
Department; Robert Selkirk, of tho Fifth
Corps, or any of the headquarter agents.
I am glad Capt. Foster has introduced tho
subject of tho mail agents, for I would be glad
to hear through The National Tribune a
few words from all the mail agents of tho
Army of tho Potomac.
In regard to J. K. llazlctt, postmaster at
Army headquarters, I can vouch for his effi
ciency. He was a genial, good fellow, and all
who knew him will bo pained to hear of his
Capt. Foster mentioned no headquarter
agent but Jones (Jonesio, as ho was called). I
have a photo of him taken with Mr. Hazlett's
daughter. Now that tho ball is set in motion,
let all the mail agents keep it a-goiug. A. R.
Proper, Co. H, 3d Vt., Mail Agent of Sixth
Corps, Lowell. Mass.
How the Rebel Itlile.Pits Were Captured.
To the Editor: I was in that little racket
and helped to capture the pits in front of Fort
Hell. Tho transaction was on tho night of
Sept. 9 at 12:30 o'clock. Our regiment took
that night 1G0 prisoners, with tho loss of ono
man. It was a comploto success. Comrade It.
II. Taylor is mistaken as to tho montli. I. G.
Miller, Corporal, Co. C, 2d U. S. (Bcrdan's)
Sharpshooters, Gaines, Pa.
"A Jackass Ilattery."
To the Editor: I noticed at tho battle of
Chantilly, in Aug., 1802, a very diminutive
battery of Cold guns, each gun and caisson
beingdrawn by a single mule. 1 was informed
at the time, it wa3 known as "Gen. Sigcl's
Jackass Battery." Can any comrado inform
me where said battery was raised, aud any par
ticulars as to size of guns, etc. William H.
Earl, Co. C, 21st Mass., 70 State St., Boston.
i. m . .
There Shall ho No AlpH.
Whon Napoleon talked of invading Italy ono
of his officers said : " But, Sire, remember tho
Alps." To an ordinary man these would havo
seemed Bimply insurmountable, but Napoleon
responded eagerly : " There shall be no Alps."
So tho famous Simplon pass was made Disease,
like a mountain, stands in tho way of fame,
fortune, and honor to many who by Dr. Pierco's
" Golden Medical Discovery " might bo healed,
and so tho mountain would disappear. It is
specific for all blood, chronic lung and liver
diseases, such as consumption (which is scrofula
of tho lungs), pimples, blotches, eruptions, tu
mors, swellings, fevor-sores, and kindred complaint.
The Gunboat That DM Great Service at Decatur.
To the Editor: I see but few of our navy
comrades tako a hand, and as I served nearly
four years in the Mississippi squadron I will
endeavor occasionally to give somo of my re
membrances. When thd rebel Gen. Hood
started back for Nashville I commanded the
gunboat Gen. Thomas" on tho Tennessee River,
and was stationed on tho first GO miles abovo
Decatur, whero wo haF large supplies for tho
army commanded by .Gen. Granger. I had on
board somo of Gen. Thomas's scouts, whom I
would land at dark with ono of my officers,
Cassius M. Booth, who volunteered to holp
rcconnoitcr the rebel movements, as I had
orders from Gen. Thomas to bo vigilant in
patroling the rivorso as to give him early in
formation of where Hood intended to cross tho
river. After a long week of sleepless nights
(for wc were under way all night) our scouts
brought the news that Hood's whole army was
on tho march down tho river, and wo soon
heard tho roar of his cannon attacking Decatur,
and I was lightening the ship to get over shoal
water to hurry down there when dispatches
arrived from Gen. Thomas to go to Decatur as
fast as possible, and thanking me for the valu
able information sent iu the morning. As I
had to land, the coal, and after we got over tho
shoal water-take on rails for fuel, it was 4 p. in.
before we reached tho bend four miles above
Decatur, where we met an army transport, tho
Captain of which told me that we could not go
down there, for Hood's whole army was posted
along the banks, and in fact they commenced
to fire on us from one of his batteries as he was
reporting to me. I simply said: "Captain, I
am ordered by Gen. Thomas to go to Gen.
Granger's assistance, and I am going. You
follow me ! " Which he nobly did. I also said :
"A man has one chance during life, and this is
ours!" I ordered full steam, aud told tho en
gineer all depended on our clean heels, and
down past Hood's army wc went, close to tho
bank, at the rate of I5'r20 miles an hour, and
wc stirred up a nest $ hornets. The wholo
bank was ablaze, hut, flying past them so rap
idly, they did not keep our range, and in about
tho timo it takes to write it we wero past all
the rebels, heading up stream in front of our
dear old llag on Gen. Granger's works. Wo
soon silenced Hood's lower earthworks, and all
the enemy's guns along the banks of the river
wo had just passed ceased firing. I reported to
Gen. Granger on tho top of the largo brick house
north of the town. Tho General said to mo:
" Captain, if you had bccn sent from heaven
you couldn't havo come iu a more opportune
moment, for all my outer works aro taken!"
And while I was at Gen. Granger's side one of
his Aids reported to him that tho enemy had
ceased firing, and seemed to be moving down
tho river. Hood says iu his report that " tho
enemy having at 4 p. m. received re-enforcements
of his gunboats, I deemed it would cost
too dearly to force a crossing at this point." Our
prompt action saved our valuable stores from
falling into the enemy's hands. Those stores
wero just what tho Johnnies needed, for tho
poor fellows wero in a -Sorry condition, almost
barefooted on the frozen ground. Wc captured
and paroled many a one of them when they camo
back after their failure at Nashville. They
had awful lomj faces, aud said : " But for your
miserable gunboats wc would have whipped
you." After the tight all was quiet as we lay at
anchor off Decatur. We were expecting a good
night's sleep, which we all much needed, when,
about 8 p. hi., orders came from Gen. Granger
to proceed up the rivor four miles to the mouth
of Lime Stone Creek, where it was reported' tho
rebs were getting a pontoon ready to cross the
river. Wo weighed -anchor and obeyed orders ;
found every thing daVk and still, no sign of an
enemy, and I anchored close over under the
thick underbrush ou the north side of the
river. All hands lay'down by their guns. I
was lying on my berth, when, about midnight,
there came a volley of small-arms, tho balls
rattling against the inch-iron like hail, and I
sang out: "Give'eth tho broadside," and the
8-inch guns, loaded1 with grape and canister,
blazed away. Tho way .those bushes rattled
was a caution. When- the report of our guns
died away wo could hear cavalry galloping
down the river. What it all meant we could
not tell, as wo supposed no enemy had crossed
tho river. About an-hour'aftcr the mystery was
cleared up by the arrival of ono of Gen.Gran
ger'sstaft officers, whosaid this cavalry had conio
m on the train alter uaric, and wero ordered up
the rfver to see what was going on. Tho country
was new to them, and nil sorts of stories being
afloat" of what had became of the robs, of course
they crept up carefully, and at last got tho
outlines of a blacksom'ctliing on the water. Of
course, our lights won all shut in with closed
ports, so they took ahot at us. They must
have opened their eyes when up went our ports,
showing lights at quarters. Lucky for them
they, were so far astern before wc fired, or some
body would have got Irurt. I would liko to hear
from somebody who belonged to that squad of
cavalry. G. NoirroNEssex, Vt.
To the Editor: Comrado H. W. Wickham,
Co. A, 92d Ohio, is mistaken when he says Gen.
Turchin commanded 'the First Brigade, Third
Division, Fourteenth Corps, at the battlo of
Chickamauga. The First Brigade, Third Di
vision, Fourteenth Corps, was couiposed of the
following regiments: 17th, 31st, 38th, and 92d
Ohio and S2d Jud., commanded by Col. Jno. M.
Connel, of the 17th Ohio. Col. Moses B. Walker,
of tho 31st Ohio, wa"s tho ranking officer, hut
owing to charges having been preferred against
him a short timo prior to tho buttle, by Col.
Phelps, of tho 38th Ohio, ho was under arrest
at tho timo, but Btaid-witli his regiment and
encouraged his men, during the whole of tho
two days' battle. Gen. Turchin took command
of the brigade a short time before tho battlo of
Mission Ridgo, and remained in command dur
ing the remainder the, war. I don't think there
is a man that belonged to tho Fourteenth Corps
who can truthfully say what regiment did tho
best fighting at Chickamauga, as all did so
well. Tho company (to which I belonged lost
23 men killed and wounded, and the rest of
tho regiment suffered proportionally. I would
like to hear through The Tribune from any
of my old comrades of tho Fourteenth Corps.
What regiment or brigade commenced the bat
tlo of Chickamauga ? Jas. N. Nye, Co. D, 17th
Ohio, Dicksonton, O.
Of What Regiment Was the Fourteenth Corps
To .the Editor: Having seen several state
ments in your valuable paper concerning tho
First Brigade, First Division, Fourteenth Corps,
at Chickamauga, I think Lieut. Newman a
little out of tho wajr when ho puts nine regi
meuts in First Brigade, First Division, Four
teenth Corps. Comrade M. C. Willson gives it
correct. At Camp Nevin, Ky., in tho Winter
of '01, tho brigade consisted of tho 29th, 30th,
3Sth and 39th Ind. After the raid on the sutler
tents tho 38th Ind. -was relieved by tho 77th
Pa., aftor which the 38th lud. was brigaded
with the 78th and 7ith Pa. aud 1st Wis., com
manded by Gen. Negloy. In tho Summer of
'02, in connection with Gen. O. M. Mitchell's
Division, this brigade operated in Middlo and
East Tennessee, going as far south as Floreuco,
Ala., and as far cast as Chattanooga, Tenn.,
and brought up tho rear of Gon. Buell's cele
brated retreat from Battlo Creek to Louisville.
Thereafter tho annv was reorganized, and tho
38th Ind., 2d, 33d and 91th Ohio and 10th Wis.
composed tho First. Brigade, First Division,
Fourteenth Corps. 'This continued to bo tho
organization till closo of tho war. Leander
Free, Co. A, 33th lud., Valeenc, Ind.
1 1 m
Who Served tho Longest.
To the Editor: Jn your issue of Oct. 30 I
find tho following inquiry: "Who had tho
longest term in the volunteer sorvico? I on
listcd April 21,1801; was discharged Dec. 7,
18G5. L., Toledo, O."
"L"doe3 not explain how ho happened to
servo continuously from April 21, 1SG1, to Dec.
7, 18G3, a period of'four years and eight months;
and I fail to understand it. However, I claim
to havo served longer in tho United States vol
unteer service and u'ndur pay of tho Govern
ment than any other man. My services wcro
as follows, substantiated by honorable dis
charges, viz.: From Sept. 14, 1861, to Nov. 14,
18G1, or three years and two mouths, in Co. E,
31th 111. ; from Jan. 18, 18G5, to Fob. 18, 18GG,
or ono year and ono month, in Co. K, 4th U. S.
Vet. Vols. (Hancock's Corps) ; from July 7,
18G7, to Nov. 8. or four months, in Co. F, 18th
Kan. Cav. (Indian war); from Oct. 4, 1868, to
April 9, 186S. or six months, in Co. F, 19th
Kan. Cav. (Indian war) a total sorvico of fivo
years apd one month. Geo. Ben Jenness,
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The otl'ect la extraordinary, particularly when
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Stinging, irritation, all Kidney and Urinary
complaints cured by "Buchu-paiba." $1,
Killed at Savage's Station.
To the Editor: The articles on Premoni
tions, published in The Tribune, reminds mo
of a remarkable case which occurred in our
company (K) during the latter part of June,
1862. At this timo our brigade, composed of
the 2d, 3d, 4th, 5th and 6th Vt., belonged to
Smith's (W. F.) Division of Franklin's Corps.
One day, while wo wero encamped near the
Chickahominy Rivor, a member of our com
pany earnestly declared in the presence and
hearing of several comrades that ho would be
killed in the next battle. Faithful as a soldier,
ho remained with us on our weary march from
tho Chickahominy until the 29th of June. I
cannot recall his name, though 1 remember
distinctly his countenance and general appear
ance. On this day (tho 29th) wo rested near
Savage's Station, on the railroad by which wo
had received our army supplies. The day was
clear and hot. Exposed to a scorching sun, we
waited, ready to fall iu and march atamoment's
notice. Within a few feet of our company was
a largo pile of ammunition burning and ex
ploding. Some of the bullets and grape-shot
in that "pilo wero hurled within dangerous
proximity to our regiment. As this pile was
the property of our Government, it was an un
pleasant reminder of tho fact that our army
was retreating before an enemy elated with
victory and eager to destroy us. On the other
side of a cleared field in which wc were resting
were the white cotton tents of the general hos
pital, which were filled with thesick and wound
ed of our army. Through a painful necessity,
such of theso poor fellows as could not march
with us would, in a row hours, fall into tho
hands of the enemy. Our division was left at
Savage's Station to check tho enemy in that
direction. It was beginning to grow dark, when
our brigade, according to orders, fell in, faced
to the rear, and advanced rapidly into a pino
forest, and there formed in line of battle ready
to meet tho charge of tho enemy. It was now
so dark that .wc could not see tho rebel foico
which was approaching us through tho thick
timber within musket range. Suddenly there
burst upon our view in front a long line of
bright flashes, instantly followed by a terrible
Toarof musketry and a shower of bullets, which
came pouring into our lines. Under this im
petons charge and galling fire of the enemy our
brigado held its position firmly, and gave the
rebels such a warm reception witli its musketry
that they soon ceased firing, and fell back
under cover of tho darkness. Thus ended the
battlo of Savage's Station. In this battle a
member of our company was killed. This was
the soldier who had said that ho would be
killed in the next battle, and this was the next
battle after ho had made this strange predic
tion. S. C. Gallup, 3d Vt., Brousou, Kau.
THE SINGULAR DEATH OP A SCRGEANT-MA JOR.
To the Editor: In preface, let me say that
experience taught me that premonitions of
death in battle proved false a hundred times to
one; but if you will kindly give me space I
will relate an instance that occurred within my
own command tho Fourth Brigade, Second
Division, Sixth Corps in our first approaches
on Petersburg, Va., 1S6I. It was at the closo
of a charge upon tho enemy's lines, with my
brigade sheltered from heavy volleys of grape
and canister by a slight rise of the ground in
front. The regiments wore prono iu line, and
night closing in rapidly. Ono of my regiments
(tho 10th Mass., Col. J. B. Parsons), their timo
expiring that night, had their orders to pro
ceed to City Point tho next morniug and em
bark for home. Serg't-Maj. Geo. F. Polly at
this time carved upon a shingle, or slab, his
own headboard, as follows: "Serg't-Maj. Geo.
F. Polly, 10th Mass. Vols. Killed at Petersburg,
A'a., June 21, 1861.'' tho date being for the next
day, when ho knew the regiment was going
home. He handed the headboard to a comrade
and insisted that he would be killed the next
day. At daylight next day the regiment was
relieved from dut$'and marched to the rear of
Sugar Loaf llill, and halted to draw rations. On
tho top of the hill two neuroes were on a scaffold
to be executed lor rape. The rebels fired one shell
from a 20-pound siege gun. The shell passed
over tho hill and burst. A large fragment
struck Serg't-Maj. Polly, instantly killing him.
He was tho only man hit, aud that, too, in a
position where ho seemed in perfect safety.
Any member of the bravo old 10th Mass. then
present can vouch for the truth of the above.
Oliver Edwards, Brevet Maj.-Gen., U. S.V.,
snox "WITHOUT presentiment.
To the Editor : I would state, while "Pre
monitions" are in order, that for myself I do
not believe that omens aud presentiments indi
cated cowardice. But every man has a cau
tious spot iu his head, and such thoughts might
have then, and at mostany time, come up when
in danger or combat. This is reasonable to
expect from a prudent man. Now, after 20
years' time, your valuable columns being used
to hold love-feasts and open confessions, I must
say that when hit in the shin at Bunker Hill,
near Winchester, Va., five days before my timo
was up, Sept. 4, 1861, and my horse shot through
the shoulders, I was thinking of no danger at
all, being in thesecond line from the front. I
had 50 or more at onco try their luck at mo
alone cro this, at Greenbrier River for onco, as
somo of the boys may well yet remember. After
being shot I could not help from laughing, say
ing, " Well, they did do it," and feeling re
lieved, carelessly looked for the dreaded ambu
lance. That rabbit story often heard I never
could go. Many a ono crosses our paths hero
iu Kansas, but wo nevertheless "pioneer"
right on. Beside, I think the bad luck comes
in on the rabbit, or "Jack" here, as they aro
called, when one of them crosses the path of a
Kansas grayhouud. Henry Brunner, Co. M,
1st W. Va. Cav., Newton, Kan.
Won't Let Comrade Morris Rest.
To the Editor: I see that Comrado Morris
is getting tired of being thumped, and has run
up tho white flag, not for the purpose of sur
rendering, however, but that ho may gain a
little timo in which to reform his troops, got
his batteries in better position, and prepare for
another charge. I agrco with the comrade that
neither Carr's nor Hovey's Divisions have need
to steal honors, for they wcro thrust upon us
thick and fast during that campaign. I am
surprised, however, that the comrado should
squeal " Pecavi " so early in tho fight, as ho
has received very few and very light taps as
compared with the thumps given and taken
from the 1st of May until the 4th of July. I
do not wonder that he thinks my letter a ter
ribly mixed-up affair, if, in its perusal, he fol
lowed tho sanio course he does when ho at
tempts to criticise it. Namely, commence at
the bottom", work up to the top, aud wind up
in tho middlo. I am inclined to think that
Comrado Morris must havo been indulging a
little too freely in Hostctter's (do you catch on,
Co. 1?) the night before he attempted to read
my letter. The comrade starts out with the
assertion that I conccdo tho capture of that
battery by Benton's Brigade, in the followiug
words: "Martin says Benton took the battery
and tho credit also." Now, Comrade Morris
must admit (if he is the fair-minded man I
tako him to be) that in quoting that single sen
tence he is taking an unfair advantage, as it
appears in my letter, whero I speak of the 11th
Ind. and 29th Wis. claiming the capture, as fol
lows: "Tho 11th lud. and 29th Wis. claimed
tho capture, but they being on tho reserve, it
hardly looks reasonable that they should havo
come to tho front without orders, made a chargo
and captured a battery; but they have claimed
it, and say, if it had not been captured by tho
reserve, Gen. McGinnis would never have given
it up. Bo this as it may, Benton took the bat
tery and the credit also." This, tho comrado
must admit, changes the meaning of that sen
tence very materially. Next, ho says, a littlo
before this: " Comrade Martin says that neither
tho 33d nor any of Benton's Brigade had any
thing to do with tho capture of tho battery."
This is in keeping with his criticism given
above, and that sentence, instead of being a
littlo before this, ns ho says, is almost the first
in which that battery is mentioned. Lot us
go back and sec how it looks in conjunction
with what immediately precedes it. Thero
has been quite a controversy about who cap
tured that battery, as Gon. Benton claimed it
after tho battlo and Gen. McGinnis gave it up
to him. I will givo my veision of tho affair,
as I saw it, from tho time tho fight commenced
until after tho capture of that battery, and I
think I will prove conclusively that neither
the 33d 111. nqrany other regiment in Benton's
Brigade had anything to do with its capture.
This again changes the construction tho com
rade applied to that sentence Again ho
quotes from my letter: "Wo camo to another
ravino between us and whore Benton's Brigado
was contending against overwhelming odds."
I fail to catch his meaning in quoting that sen
tence, as it has nothing to do with tho question
in dispute. Neither did wo approach Benton's
Brigado up this ravine, as Comrado Swigart
says, but went square across it, aud this was
dono before wo fired a shot and previous to the
capture of tho battery. I claim the cairo of
that battery for tho 34th Ind., because it was
the only regiment ordered to make the charge.
In his first letter, Comrade Morris says: "The
four-howitzer battery was just across the ra
vine from the 33d 111., and when we went
down into that ravine and up to the top of the
hill and found tho rebels didn't want to stay,
it always seemed to us as though wc captured
that artillery, as well as two or three battle
flags." That is, Benton's Brigade. Next comes
C. A. Hobbs, Co. B, 99th 111., and claims that
Capt. Dinsmore captured one gun of that bat
tery. A. C. Sherman claims that the battery
was immediately in front of Co. E, 18th lud.,
and says he was tho first man to reach it.
Then, in his last letter, Comrade Morris says
regimental organizations wero considerably
broken up for a moment. Well, I should smile ;
and it appears from what I can get out of all
this controversy, that we have not got straight
ened out yet. Give us the name of the next
lucky man who is willing to step to the front
and take a kink out of these two brigades.
One suggestion and I will close. If it is
agrecablo to Comrades Mason and Fry, why
would it not be in order for them to continue
their reminiscences through the Bayou Teche
and Red River expeditious. R. H. Martin,
Co. I, 46th Ind.
An Arkansas Soldier.
To the Editor : I like your paper. I think
it is the best paper I ever read. I applied for
an invalid pension June 30, 1880, and have
furnished all the testimony that I can get;
have been examined by Special Examiner, but
have not been successful in getting a pension.
I am satisfied that there is something wrong
with Dudley's machinery. I am getting very
tired of the whole business and almost wish
that I had never applied for a pension; but
maybe it will work out all right some time. I
would like to hear from some of the boys of the
2d Ark., and would like to become a member of
the G.A.R., but I am so far from any Post that
I cannot at the present time become a member.
There are but few old soldiers in this part of
the-country, nob enough for us to organize a
Post here Thos. J. Potter, 2d Ark., Dan
The Last Man Killed.
To the Editor: In your issue of Oct. 16 1
see Maj. Weiler (17th Ind. M't'd Inf.) claims
the last man killed for his regiment, April 10,
1863. The 3-1 th Ind., two companies ; 2d Tex.
(Union) Cav., and parts of 81st and 8oth U. S.
C. T. had a muss with Anderson's, Giddings's
and Carter's Texas cavalry, O. G. Jones's bat
tery, aud Beniveda's 4th Arizona, at Palmetto,
Texas, May 13, 1865. Union loss four killed
aud seven wounded. That I saw. The last
man shot that I know of was James Williams,
Co. B, 31th Ind., who was shot through the
head and instantly killed. I was not a rod
from him when he was hit. He was a personal
friend of mine. Ho and I swam the Rio Grande
tho morning of that day, and got watermelons
from a Mexican's garden. Plenty of the boys
will remember about it. I am prepared to hear
all the abo'c dispnted by some "galoot" who
was not there. A. P. Care, Co. H, 34th Ind.,
Tacoma, Wash. Tcr.
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sary Medical Association, Buflalo, N. Y.
L. E. Bicknell, West Cummington, Mass.,
indorses what J. G. R., of Chicago, says in The
Tribune of Nov. 6 regarding Gens. Shields and
Comrade George R. Brown, Hicksville, O.,
writes to correct a mistake of Comrade H. H.
Van Camp, of Co. C, 21st Ohio,.and W. W. Tib
bitts, Co. B, 77th Ind. The Third Brigade,
Third Division, Fourteenth Corps, was com
posed of the 17th, 31st, and 38th Ohio and 74th
lud. The brigade was commauded by Col.
Estay, of the 31st Ohio, at the battle of Chicka
mauga. The first two and the last named regi
ments were in the battle, while the 33th Ohio,
commanded by Col. E. H. Phelps, guarded the
train of the Army of the Cumberland into
Eugene Webster, Co. C, S9th N. Y., Mt. Mor
ris, N. Y., writes that while his regiment was
waiting for the explosion of the mine at Peters
burg a shell from a rebel battery came slowly
along the ground directly in front of the regi
ment, the fuse fizzing and smoking. As it
passed Co. A, a German stepped from the ranks
aud coolly gave it a kick to help it on its way.
Tho missile exploded about 30 feet from where
it was saluted by the soldier, without injury to
Chas. Chandler, Sergeant, Co. A, 6th Iowa,
Hiawatha, Kau., S3ys that all the so-called cor
rections of Gen. Howard in regard to tho com
position of Corse's Brigade at Missionary Ridge
are wrong; that brigade really consisting of the
6th Iowa, 40th 111., -16th Ohio, 97th and 103d
G. C. McKay, 6th Mich., San Antonio, Tex.,
writes that " Carleton," in his article on Baton
Rouge, did not givo that regiment the credit it
was entitled to, for it was chiefly through its
instrumentality that the tide of battlo was
turned. The 6th made a gallant charge during
tho fight, recapturing some cannon from the
enemy and taking the colors of the 4th La.
A. G. Stoughton, Burlington. Vt., corrects R.
Miller in his statement in The Tribune of
the 30th Oct. that the 1st Mich, captured the
artillery at Yellow Tavern, and says the credit
of that exploit should bo given to the 1st N.
Y.; whilo Almond B. Gage, Sergeant, Co. F, 1st
Mich. Cav., Lapeer, Mich., says that tho 1st Vt.
Cav. did not tako tho gnns at Yellow Tavern,
as stated by Sergeant L. E. Tripp, but to the 1st
Mich, belongs the credit of that exploit.
In. C. Kcnyon, Lieutenant-Colonel, 11th HI.,
Genda Springs, Kau., writes that W. W. L.
Wallace was formerly Colonel of the 11th 111.,
and was promoted to the rank of Brigadier
General. He was killed at the battle of Shiloh,
and his remains were taken to Ottawa, 111., his
home, for interment. Lewis Wallace was Colo
nel of tho 11 th Ind.
F. A. Lumbar, Co. G, 25th Ohio, Repuhlic,
O., was mustered into tho service Juno IS, 1S61,
and re-enlisted at Folly Island, S. C, from Jan.
1, 1S64, for three years longer, and was dis
charged at Columbus, 0., June 18, 1S66, and
thinks that record will be hard to beat in re
gard to continuous length of service.
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