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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON, D. 0., THURSDAY, JULY 29, 1886:
PITTING THEKJ OVER
Wlial'Our Totalis Have io Say About
Tlioir 01 Campaigns.
Comrade (OUttfliut Tnht'H Issue With Gen. SIrli.cs,
miiK Sn (the Third Corps Was Attnckid.
tt1 Wtttt Errn: I rood with more than
ordtaiuy iuteFtMt 1m a reemtt tosuo of your imjiar
tlionWo Mid iutorMtiug art (trow dulivurod by
Gon. DMtlul E. Siokit oh tho Gettysburg bafctlo
fiold July t, 4 which lio refers to tho movo
xuoiits of life own oh tiie 3d day of July, 1608.
Ilteltevotlie3eiiomr6 8UiteiiioHts to bo cor-
xoot, OKOOfit in one or two iiistaiieos, aud us I
wm km oye-witiisa to the attuck ou his Tight
' ilauh, nmy fco rmrdoiiod for saying that he is iu
omr whoa he says:
"Gen.Monda statae that at the beginning
of tlio aatioH, Troops from the Second Corps
woro iuMtiodmleJy soul by M.-Gou. Uaucook
to eoW the right Hank of the Third Corps.'
This in an orror. The right Hank of the Third
Corn neoded no cover or support. It was not
It 4curpHtag thnt he should make such an
assertion. " The rijflit of tho Third Corjw not
attacked!" Jlloss your soul, Gonorwl, what do
you crU an attack? le it not truo that tho right
linnk of the Tiiird Corps av.is attacked and
driven bitok in confusion aud disorder? It is.
Some ol the regiments fought woll, but a ma
jority pwwed by the left llauk of tho Socond
Corps in a doiacralhwd condition. It was at
that tiuio tlmt Gou. Hancock ordorod tho 1st
Minn, and lllth H.Y. to charge. They did so,
and the movement of the ouoiny was chocked
nud lio soon ftcrwHrd6 retired.
Ftrrtiior oh in hie address Gon. Sickles says:
"Gou. Monde- says iu his roport that he
found when he rode out to the oxtroinc loft,
about 3 iu the afternoon, 'Maj.-Gon. Sickles,
commanding tho Third Corps, (Monde, p. 43,
O. Jt,) hud sdvaneod, or rather was iu the act
of advunoing his oorps some half a mile or
threoqurton of a mile iu iront of tho lino of
the Second Cor), ou tho prolongation of which
it was designed his corjK should rest.' Gou.
SiokJes did not advance and take any position
'in front of tho lino of the Second Corps.'
(IMrney, p. 4SL, 0. B.) Gon. Birncy, iu his
otliefKl report to Gon. Meade, slates precisely
the position of the advance lino."
New, Gen. Meade is, to uso a common es
pruMieu, " a little out of the way" in saying
that Gen. Sickles was "half a ratio or threo-
quartors of a mile in front of the lino of tho J
fcoeoim uorps." iiut ueu. uiruoy is way ou
in life statomont Gen. Sickles was a good
quartet ol a mile boyoud tho loft of the Second
CorjK. I behove I can safely call U6 witnesses
to these faots every surviving mombor of tho
Second Division, Second Corps, who took part
iu that engagement, and if that is not sufficient
1 will leave it to the surviving mombers of tho
regiments composing Gon. Sickles's right ilauk
in tlmt battle.
Kow, boys, am I right or wrong? Did tho
cuoray stuck you ou that day aud drive you
baokf Is it not truu that your llauk was un
protected and that you wore far in advaucc of
the left of the bueoud Corps?
1 am sure that Gon. Hnnoock would substan
tiate my statetnont were ho alive. I know
that Col. Wm. Oolvillu, of Bed Wing, Minn., to
wlieu Hancock gave the ordor to charge, will
do se. Hie was there aud was wounded in the
charge, s well as 10 othor officors of my regi
ment. Whether the movemout of Gon. Sickles
was judidouB is, in the opinion of tho writer,
fully wMwered by what soon afterwards traus
pired. lie was con su rod at tho time; hut, having
lost a limb in that battle, and in the absence of
doftnito orders as to the position he was to oc
cupy, the general sontimont was that the error
ehouid bo ovorlookod. No one doubts Gen.
Sioklofi'8 ability or courage. He was a bravo
aud dating officer and deserves great credit,
but lie is mistaken when ho says his right flank
was not attacked at Gettysburg, and he cer
tainly made a iniBtako whou he failed to halt
the right flank of his oorps when he reached
the loft of the Second Corps. I hardly think
this view of the matter cau be successfully as
sailed.HKNJJY D. O'Bbian, 15th Minn., East
St. Ixiiils, J1L
Comrade Tripp IntdsU on Ills Points.
To aiiiK Bditou: I disliko a controversy,
but'Comradc Blundln's article in issue of July
8 contains imputations that I am not willing to
lot pass unanswered. He says, "when you
chargo mo with putting into your sketch some
thing that was not there, simply for the sake,
as you term It, or going lor you,' tuon you Ian
to live up to your quotation of fair play.' " I
jnado no such charge. I said, "Now, comrades,
please be sure I have made a mistake before
you oritioizo. Don't put into my hketch what
is not there for the sake of going for me.' " I
did not aoeuse Comrade Bluudiu of doiug it
But whore 1 was giving an account of move
ments of Crawford's Brigade ou tho 6th of Au
gust, 1808, at ad near Culpopor, he rises " io
correct oither Porto Crayon or IL A. Tripp,
whichever is not correct," and does it by stating
that it was Geary's Brigade instead of Craw
ford's; that it was in the Second Division of
Bauks's Corps instead of the First, and that the
28cu Pa. was in it instead of the 28th K. Y.,
and that the incident for which I quoted Porte
Crayon oeourrod ou the Dili or August, 1WJ2,
instead of the oth, and that I quoted him to'
ehow what regiments wecc m the First Brigade,
Boeetid Division, Hanks' Corps; all of which ho
put into my sketch and thou wont forme!
(Sec issue of May 13.)
The incident uioudoncd occurred Aug. 8,
1692; about the time Ueary'e Brigade, with tho
286k Pa., was leaving camp noer Hazel Biver to
march te Oulpepor. Comrado Blundin goes on
in tfee issue of July fc: "Tho main trouble
Koems te ho a djtfcrcnco of dates, you saying
yon meant Aug. 8, 1S62, while a chronological
history of the war in ray possession glvesAug.
0, Hfc,ae the dato of theargumout at Cedar
MsHantain, Vu." Precisely. 1 did rocamAug.
8, Wmt, just what 1 wrote, aud if Comrado
Blundin will de me tho favor to road tho part
of the sfcatfib in the issue of April 22. ho will
find that I give Aug. . ltio as the dato of the
buttle of -Cedar Mountain.
The following ottruots arc my authority
good or lmd, for staling that the 28th Pa, was
detached from the brigade and ont to Thor
oughfare Mountain Bng.-Gen. C. C Augur,
commanding Seeend Division, Banks's Corps, in
Iris ronent on Cedar Mouuttiin, tBobollion Bee
ortte, Series 1, Vol. lif, part 2, page 157.) says:
"Mf division consisted of Gens. Geary's,
Prtone's and Greene's Brigades, composed as
lbHw; Geary!? Brigade, of the 2&thPa., do
taottod daring the march to Cedar (Thorough
fare) Mountain, and not ougagod in that affair.
1Totl enlisted won " j in thoCth,7th,2th
and Wth Ohio, and Knapp8 battory, "1,121."
Gen. John W. Geary, oommnuding First
Brigade, Seootid Division. Bankb'e Corps, in hie
ramri of the battle of Cedar Mountain, says :
"At 1Ht b a. in. Aug. 0 the brigade took up
tho line of march. At the distance of
iibenl fiv Miles from Culpopor Court-house I
reootvud orders from Mnj.-Gen. Banks to do
taoh tibu 891b Pa., with orders to retake aud
licll at oil Inwwwds Tolograph Hill (Thorough
fare MeunUfnj. Pursuant to tho
order J dfejwtehod tho rogimont uudor Llout.
Hbaikhuhtkh 28th Vk.,
3'ttA.b OowiM'jiit, Va., Aug. Jl. 1EC2.
0OMHIK : On tho IKK hw4.. lti,K ordered by Gon.
Guury, J UMk Uita reKittioin on to Thoroughfiiro
&;mhHUh. )0 ixjiim from Uita roiul. to roukc jh.
obriUHt uh4 roMtobtUii Mm- mihiI wtaUoH, driven
ttim Uy the (MKMny'n MVlr' hi the muritlng of
Uwt dn'. 1 found no tAum of the roHl on tho
route. 4MtriH txmtc bun Uomhi jwouU. On
yoMt4ii&' tMoriiing my ctomiuund ruturncd. by
order or Mi.-CleM.liuikb. Of the n on of
thks regiftiMtt left bohtntt on guard of brigade rdi
intitttlitHi train one wiui killed mid ono nllhUy
woimdud. AiioUior rejwrtod ktJled, who. botnjj
uimvuU. feU buhMid the reKtruotil, ruturncd to thin
too iwd BHtMrod the ftght In nnothor regiment.
1Uq tUU iiUHibor of thin rubidium preoout vcuior
day wflor the maroh wiu. J,OM, or one Utts tlmn tho
uuuibar'bKtiHttuK the munih. ta already wlalcd.
IhMjKtatrully, your olxxlloiitftorvutit,
J.iwiUiiianL-Cloi)ol OotuiuuiidhiR, 28 Vn.
Col, OAKtv, CoinmundJng lirel Brigade, Socoud
DlwWwn, fjcHiid tkrtH.
(BohHon Beoords, Vd. 12, part 2, pages 1G0
AVhethor this or Comrade Blundin is correct
is none of my business but tho future historian
will, tpwhaps, know wkiohto choose. Further,
when a thousand nud thirty-four men were
present with tho 28th Pa. Aug. 10, 1802, it does
not neooi that thoy were vory badly cut up tho
duy ibo'fote. I have written nothing to detract
. from 'the honor of tho 28th Pa., hut so lar as
Cudarlslouutein is coucerned the ofllcer hi com-
I uiau(J$f (the regimontlias spoken, and no words
of mine are needed. But Comrado Blundin
further says: "Tho 28th Pa. was right thar in
the light, Comrado Tripp, as our list of killed
and woundod will shew." So it seems that
Gen. Augur and Gon. Geary and Lieut-Col.
Tyndale woro all mistaken. But tho only rec
ord published of killed and vmnded is that
given in tho Tcport of Lieut-Col. Tyndale, in
command of tho rogimont Aug. 9, 18'J2. And
suppose they nood correcting! I shall not un
dertake tho job. H. A. Tiurp, Bluohill, Me.
ARMY OF THE POTOMAC.
One or the Berdan Sharpshooters Takes Up the
To the Kditok : I havo read Col. Higgins's
graphic descripfcion of the services of tho 125th
Pa. at Antietam, in The National Twn
ukk of Juno 8. He says : " Mauy mou in tho
Western army, without iutouding to be un
fair to those who sorvod in tho Army of tho
Potomac, have often questioned whether the
lattor could iu tho opeu Hold exhibit such
hravory as was shown by tho gallant men of tho
West" Is it possible, Mr. Editor, that this is
true? That any of tho mon who did good
sorvice in the East, Wost, North or South, could
have ovor soberly questioned the couragoor
endurance of any other portion of our magnifi
cent army of the Union ? I have noted with
paiu tho slurs cast upou tho Army of tho Poto
mac by cortain comrudes of the West in some
of the communications published in your col
umns. Hero it is quoted by a brave soldier,
honored by his comrades as one who never
failed to perform every duty assigucd him.
With all due respect to Col. Higgins, how can
this be true? Is it possible that any consider
able number of our comrades of the Western
armies havo any real doubt in their minds of
tho courage aud soldierly qualities of tho army
which fought at Fredericksburg, Antietam,
Chancollorsvillc, Gettysburg, Wilderness, Spott
sylvunia, Cold Harbor aud Potorsburg? If so,
they will do well to remember that the Con
federates massed thoir best array, commanded
by their most distinguished leaders, to confront
the Army of tho Potomac. Wo might perti
nently ask them which of all the battles of tho
Western army was most hotly contested.
Moth inks 1 hear them answer, with ono ac
cord, " Chickaraauga ! " There, comrades of
tho West, you met in addition to thoso you
were wont to light 20,000 of Longstrcct's vet
erans from the Confederate army of Northern
Virginia, aud learned for tho first time tho
mottle of tho men whom we of the rnuch
maligued Army of tho Potomac had to face on
more than three-scoro bloody fields. I would
not pluck one feinglo laurel from tho abundant
harvost crowning tho heads of our Western
comrades, nor would I willingly see them again
loworing thomselvoe by attempting to belittle,
as some of them havo done, the estimable serv
icer of thoir f raters of tho East
I bolonged to a regiment composed of com
panies from both Eastern and Western States
Now Hampshire, Yormont, New York, Michi
gan aud Wisconsin coutributcd to its ranks,
and 1 can honestly say that I never, nor do I
boliovo any others ever snw any difference in
the bearing or tho faithful performance of
duty on tho part of any of thoso men. I al
lude to the 1st U. S. Sharpshooters, better
known as Bordau's Sharpshooters. I remember
reporting on the morning of May 3, 18G1, 47
officers and mon fit for duty in our company.
This was on' the eve of tho Wilderness cam
paign. On the 23d of June following I was
ordered to account for those men on what was
called a " JioH roturn," and the recapitulation
showed that of the original 47, 22 had been
killed or died from wounds, 1G wounded, aud
five missing, supposed to bo prisoners. Some re
cruits had joined ns and several of the slightly
woundod of the first engagements, and some
men who at tho start wero absent in the hos
pital or on flolached Bervice had rejoined us, so
that thore was a Email squad still ou hand for
duty; but the above is a correct showing of tho
original 47. Nor was this experience an ex
ceptional one among tho units forming the
Army of the Potomac. Thoir hard-fought
campaigns have become history, and it is small
wonder that such questions as tho ono which
is the text for this article should arouse wonder
and sense of wrong. L. G. Allen, Adjutant,
Post 32, Dopartmcnt of Mich., Battle Creek,
IVho Got Ills Sword!
To the Editoe: Bocently, I notice that
some ono had you mention that ho lost his
cword in tho war, and this leads me to write
you and ask you to publish, that on Juno G,
18G4, at Cold Harbor, Va., I lost my sword by
riding off and leaving it sticking up in the
middle of a sandy part of a road, about a half
mile to the left of Gen. Hancock's headquar
ters. Tho bolt and red sash wero with the
sword, which had a German-silver hilt and
The way I came to leave the sword in that
mannor is this: I was riding along, when my
Raddle-blanket needed adjusting. When en
gaged in firing it I stuck my sword, with tho
belt and sash wrapped around it, in the sandy
ridge iu the center of the road, and while thus
engaged a battery of artillery came up behind
mo pretty rapidly, and in my hurry to get out
ofthowayl remounted my horse and rode
away rapidly to catch up with tho regiment,
which had boon relieved from .duly that day
our time was out. I did not miss my sword
until I hod traveled about six miles, and when
the fact of my leaving my sword in tho road
burst upon me I was nearly paralyzed, and at
once roturncd. Arriving at tho spot I plainly
saw the hole in the sand where I had stuck it
but the sword was gone. I rode back to Gen.
Hancock and told him about my loss, and ho
said ho would use every exertion to find my
cword ; but he never succeeded, as he informed,
me when I mot him some time afterward.
I am protty well satisfied that borne ono of
the artillorymon with the battery must havo
fouud the sword, because tho hole in which it
was sticking was not disturbed, and there
wero no indications m tho soft sand that tho
sword would have mado in case it had been
thrown down by the battery passing over it
Thorcforo I concluded that the driver must
havo scon the sword standing in the road,
cheeked up his caisson, got off and pickod it up,
and drove on. 1 am thus particular in describ
ing tho circumstances, in hope that some ono
may see this in your paper, and that it may
ultimately lead to the recovery of my sword,
let it cost ever so much. T. C. Bailey, Ad
jutant, 14th Jnd., Salt Lake City, Utah.
A Sacred Utile
To the Editor; I was much pleased with
the recont communication in your paper with
tho above caption, aud will say that I know
personally a good deal about tho flag in ques
tion. I was a Corporal and had been u color
guard, vory frequently carrying this samo bluo
flag. When we wont into tho charge at Jack
aon, Miss., thore were two color-bearers ono
from Co. A and another from Co. E, and four
guards. My position that morning was in the
front rank on the left of this flag, and it should
have been my duly to have taken the flag the
first time it went down, but the rear man got
there first and hold up tbo banner. 1 finally
got possession of tho flag and bore it to within
a few feet of tho rebel works, when wo were
ordored to lie down. Then somo ono gave the
order to retreat on tho double-quick. Tho
rebols charged out after ub, accompanied with
thoir familiar yell of " Stop you Yankee
. -." i was finally shot in the
right-baud, and, stumbling, I fell to tho ground.
Whon I recovered two rebels had the flag. I
was a prisoner only fivo dayB, when I was pa
roled. Sam'l B. Hall, Corporal, Co. F, 44th
HL, Ashland, Neb.
Tim Color-llcarer or the 131th I'a.
To the Editoe: It has come to my cars that
cortain comrades claim tho honor of being
color-bearer of tho 131th Pa. at tho time of
muster-out of tbo regiment
Now, I wish to Bay through the columns of
your valuable paper that I am the onlycolor
boaror of that rogimont who was prcscut whon
the regiment was mustered out.
I was ordored to take tho colors Jan. 1, 16G3,
and kept them until wo were discharged, and
whatever honor is attached belongs to me, and
should not he takon from mo now; nor will 1
allow it to ho takon. Wm. Fluoga, Freedom,
An Important Armt
Tho arrest of a suspicious character upon his
general appearance, movements or companion
ship, without wailing until ho has robbed a
travulor, fired a house, or murdered a fellow
mau, is an important fuucliou of a shrewd
detective. Even moro important is tho arrest
of a disease which, if not checked, will blight
and destroy a human life. The frequent cough,
less of appetite, general languor or dobility,
pallid skin, and bodily aches and pains, an
nounce the approach of pulmonary consump
tion, which is promptly arrested and perma
nently cured by Dr. Pierce's "Golden Medical
Discovery." Sold by Drughls.
A Comrade TTltUly Admits That He Was Surprised
oh the Firbt Dar.
To the Editoe: With a hundred thousand
othor veterans I keep step to tho music of The
National Tewune. Its many war reraiuis
censes arc as a martial baud echoing the tramp,
tramp of our fast-passing-away hosts. Com
rades claEp each other's hand and tell their
stories in your columns, and wo livo our war
lives over again, as in tho campfires of our
Fosts. It thus sometimes seems to mo The
TniBUXfiisat last a grand Post in itself, where
delegates from Posts hero and there, all over
tho country, moot onco a week in happy com
munion to exchange greetings and war experi
ences, and, if the experiences are not thrilling
enough, to "swap lies."
But at times, probably from old habits ac
quired in Shcrmau's march to tho sea, they
forajje outside of your tramping columns and
scok something to give variety to tho old much
loved hardtack and sowbelly.
By tho way, let mo hero remark I heard that
well-known song, or poem, "Sherman's March
to the Soa," tho first time it was ever sung to
tho public. Tho "public" on tho occasion was
about n thousand Federal prisoners in tho hos
pital camp at Columbia, S. C Tho author,
Byers, of ' Iowa, was ono of tho improvised
quartet who sang tho song, which to this day
rings in our cars and will nover die with us
soldiers who marched with Sherman to tho sea.
This is by way of parenthesis.
In my foraging outsido tho lines I have been
a reader of tho Century Magazine, which has con
tained a number of war articles, nearly all
written by Generals. None of us high privates
appear to havo been invited to tho feast Cer
tainly my invitation miscarried, if over sent.
Now.thcso Generals, on tho Federal side at
least, fought amicably together, shoulder to
shoulder, during tho war; but, somehow, each
stir does not shine with ray serene when thoy
get to fighting tho war over again on paper.
Thoy aro probably merely illustrating tho pen
is mightier than the sword. In ono or two
gcneralistic hands the sword must have been
mightier, or they would not have achieved
fame. But this aside, they havo differed on
no other subject xnoro than on tho battlo of
Shiloh, and, in discussing that, on nothing more
than whether wo wero "surprised" tho first
day or not.
Now, it appears to mo this surprise matter is
in a nutshell. Tho rank and filo havo not yet
been heard from on this point, aud it is about
time they were, and I propose representing
I am suro your own columns have time and
again proven that the bravo rank and file, even
tho Second Lieutenants, know immensely moro
about some battles in which thoy participated
than the Generals, who had, besides watching
ns, tho responsibilities of brigades, divisions
and corps on their hands, and had no timo for
observation. We, however, had nothing to do
but bite our cartridges, load and 11 ro and dodge
bullets, occasionally catching 'em on tho fly,
with ample timo aud opportunity for noting
the progress of tho fight
Now, I am sorry to say and was sorrier at
the time I was in that Shiloh business, and
therefore know all about it, and I trust no
Gcnoral who maintains we woro not surprised
the first day of Shiloh will regard it as personal
if I differ with him. Ho might havo made it
extremely persoual if in the war times I had
differed with him on any subject, but ho gave
mo no opportunity by asking my advice. Wo
privates used to often feel sort of hurt by such
oversight I went into the Shiloh scrimmage
early, and came out very early; aud, speaking
for myself, 1 will candidly say 1 was surprised
that day, and never more so in my wholo life
before. It was my first battle.
Soon after the big and little guns commenced
firing, our regiment, just ai rived, marched to
the frout, but under some entire misconception
of facts war facts, as it wero. Ammunition
had been distributed at tho landing, and we
were cautiously advised which end of the car
tridge to bite, which eud to stick in and ram
down tho gun first and only to put in one at a
time, as we wero very enthusiastic. On the
way out wo talked about how we would mow
down the rebs,and No. 2, my comrade, earnestly
discussed the point whether wo should or ought
to show tho Johnnies any quarter atall. Taking
'em prisoners merely was too good for tho
traitors; they should ho slain wbero they
stood, if any wero left standing after our first
volley. But before this was satisfactorily settled
wo found ourselves iu a taugled-up line, drawn
right up in front of the grayback vermin. And
didn't wcblazo away lively at them, as much
as to say, " Well, you brought it on yourselves;
don't blame us." To our utter astonishment
they commenced firing back, and what was
worse they kept on firing, and didn't know
when to stop, and they were hurtiug us. They
either failed to obey orders or did not hear any
order to "cease firing." Andprctty soon, under
some sort of bewilderment, they charged right
on us, and it at once became evident one side or
tho other had to quit right off, or there would
bo serious trouble, aud, as they were stubborn as
mules, with no reason about 'em, why, we quit.
I didn't hear any special order to double-quick,
but we doubled-quicked faster than ever iu our
lives hcfoic, oven in battalion drill at ihohome
camp, and wo didn't stop till we got to tho river,
and I never before so wanted to see a river.
Now, you needn't argue with me that we were
not surprised tho first day of Shiloh. I was
surprised, and every comrade I talked with
down at the landing, and lots of 'em from other
regiments, wero very much surprised.
Since tho war I havo met at Bcunions and
G.A.B. Campfires, etc., plenty of Shiloh vet
erans, and not a man of them but admitted ho
was surprised, excepting a few who had been
in several such skirmishes before, aud with
their war experience had ceased to be surprised
at anything. In fact I am inclined to believe
that if our Generals could bo persuaded to tell
the honest truth, every fellow would coufess ho
was very considerably surprised that day in
deed underwent a scries of surprises all tho
day through, and would not have been much
worse surprised in the evening if he had found
himself, as one of these distinguished Generals
did, " in the hands of tbo enemy," as ho after
wards modestly put it in public lectures.
2ow to tho invulnerable point: If nearly
every one of the rank and file that mado up the
army, to say nothing of tho Second Lieuten
ants and Generals as far as heard from, was
surprised that day, was not tho Federal army
surprised? Nobody claims tho wholo army
was surprised at once, or 1 might yield a point
or two of my point; but l'JI bet the most sur
prised men of all were those who were first sur
prised, and that thoy were surprised others may
deny, aud in this I am serious, but tho men
who were there never will deny it nor thank
anybody to do it for them.
So, really, I think tho surprise part should bo
dropped from thcShiloh discussion, aud, indeed,
tho topic itself stopped. I am not quite suro
hut it would bo better to chango tho namo of
Shiloh to Shclo, for wo certainly caugh shcol
tho first day, but universally licked the rebs tho
Bccond day, A. H. Saudees, Davenport Iowa.
The 10th Mich. Car. Wm Not at CynthUns.
To the Editoe: In your issue of May 27
Comrado J. A. Sollday, Co. M, Bth Ohio Cav.,
says: " Comrade Outcu, of tho 45th Ky., is sadly
mistaken when ho says that his regiment made
the chargo on Morgan's baud at Cynthiann,
Ky., Juno 12, 1604, and at Mouut Sterling a
few days previous. It was tho 7th aud 12th
Ohio Cav. and tho 10th and 11th Mich. Cav.
that did the work." Now, I venture tho asser
tion that, so far as the fight at Cyntbiana is
concerned, Comrado Soliday is badly mixed
up himself, aud I'll wager $50 that tho 10th
Mich. Cav., as an organization, was not within
75 miles of Cynthiano. Tho 10th Mich. Cav.
was a good regiment, and did excellent service,
but it was not in Kentucky at that time. A.
K. Miller, Sergeant, Co. L, 9th Mich. Cav.,
West Manchester, O.
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The Boys Wouldn't 'Alt fyr the Kasllsh 31aJor.
To the Editoe: Comrade H. Emerich gives
a very interesting description of the " Camden
Trip," in your vnluablo paper of April 29; but
it seems to mo ho is. a little off in somo of its
parts. I belonged to tho command that went
to Littlo Bock and to Camden, under Gon.
Steele, from the middle of August, 1EG3, to tho
last of December, 1S&1, and thought it wu3 the
Sovcnth Corps, composed of thrco divisions of
infautry, and, after wc joined it, ono of cav
alry. I thought the campaign to Camden was
mado with that organization mibrokon, though
much reduced in numbers by veterans on fur
lough aud other causes. X thought Gcu. Thay
er's command was a diyision composed of a
brigade of colored aud ono or two brigades of
whito troops. Comrade. E. speaks of these
commands, excepting tho cavalry, o3 brigades.
If they wero brigades, what bocamo of tho di
visions, and whore did tho other brigades ho
speaks of como from? If I am wrong, will
some ono who knows sot me right?
Comrado E., after describing tho Poisoned
Springs affair, says the command "mot no fur
ther opposition." My information says thcro
was opposition almost, to the edgo of Camden.
I was laid up with a sevcro attack of Job's
complaint whon tho expedition started out, and
remained at Little Bock in chargo of company
property and a fragment of my company; but
I derived my information from oilicors and
men on thoir return, when everything was
fresh. After tho affair at tho Springs, tho com
mand was moving very slowly, contending for
every foot of progress. Tho cavalry occupied
tho road in column of fours; a brigado of in
fantry, perhaps, was deployed on oither sido of
tbo road, contending with brush, logs, and
other natural obstructions. To tho front wa3
section of rebel artillery, now firing upon
our advancing forces, then ruuniug ahead out
of range of tho musketry, then firing again,
and so on, liko a littlo bobtailcd dog trying to
tree a bear, till the thiug became monotonous.
Tho infantry was so exhausted by thoir exer
tions that thoy could scarce mako any head
way, and the commanding officers were grow
ing impatient Our (Second) brigado was at
the head of tho column, with our right in ad
vance J. A. Lemon, our English JIajor, com
manding. The Major rode forward to tho head
of tho column, ordering a charge upon the ar
tillery. Our regimental commander refused to
obey, as tho bushy state of the ground mado it
impossible to deploy mounted. He asked per
mission to dismount, which was refused, and
tho order to charge repeated. Obedience was
then positively declined. The Major was non
plussed, and reported to Gen. Carr, who said:
"By all meaus, Major, let your men dismount"
Tho order to dismount was given, tbo men
tumbled off their horses and wero in lino in a
jiffy. They were fresh as May roses when they
left their saddles, and darted forward liko
young ducks in pursuit of insects. Beforo that
artillery knew what was up the carbine-bullets
were pattering about them liko bail in a storm.
They limbered up and left in a hurry. They
mado two or three ineffectual attempts to fire
after that, but the boys kept too close to
them, and very soon drovo them from
the road. The dismounted men then
formed in column and pushed on to
ward Camden, which was almost or quite
within sight Maj. L. rode forward with his
bugler by his side. The " Halt" was sounded,
but tho column moved on. It was sounded
again more vigorously, but still the march con
tinued, the boys yelling back, " Souud the dis
mounted halt; wo don't understand that now."
The Major, becoming somewhat frantic at this,
dashed forward almost to the head of the col
umn, calling ."'Alt, 'alt, men; w'y don't you
'alt?" Tho boys replied, "Wo aro going to
Camden, Major, and (have no time to halt."
More frenzied than before, the Major spurred
back to Gen. Carr, where tho main column had
been halted for a brief rest, exclaiming, " W'at
shall I do with my men? I can't get them to
'alt; they wont 'alti" The Gcucral replied,
smiling: " Well, Major, if your men wont 'alt,
wo will havo to movd up tho infantry to sup
port them ; but moveforward their horses so as
to overtake them," and the order to march wa3
given. The boys were overtaken a half milo
out, wero in thoir saddles again in a twinkling,
and a few minutes later were iuto and all over
Camden. When they wSnt into camp that
evening a company ol
forager3 goiug the
rounds would havo had
dry picking in that
Our boys wero good foragers as well as good
fighters, and were generous in dividing with
those in need and having less opportunity.
Thoy divided a few times with an infantry
regiment on that campaign, and gained their
warm friendship. Our lads could always get
through the chain-guard lino, toorfrora thecity,
when that regiment was on duty there, pas.3 or
no pass. Two or three of our boys camo near
being caught by thfl officer of tho day and
guard coming up jQst as they were about to
pass tho line without tho required document,
but tho infantry lads sent thorn into tho guard's
tent to wait till said officers wero gone, and
then sent them on their way rejoicing. Ono
day some of them got into trouble with the
provost-guards when a number of that regi
ment was close by. Our boys didn't go to tho
guard-houso that trip. What regiment was it ?
Who knows? G. W. SfAHE, Sergeant, Co. 1, 3d
Mo. Cav., Edwardsvillc, III.
The Charge of the 70th Pa.
To the Editoe: Wc left White House Land
ing the ovening before the battle of Cold Har
bor, marched all night, and arrived at Cold
Harbor about 3 o'clock p. in.; formed in line,
vnslung knapsacks and awaited orders. Three
companies K, G and B of our regiment (7Gth
Pa.) were taken from tho left, under command
of Capt Littcll, to support a battery which had
taken position in front of our lino on a knoll.
Passing over the knoll tho proper distance, wo
lay down. Wo had only touched tho ground
when tho buglo sounded the charge. Now, if
there was a bugle-call that Capt Littell knew,
it was tho call to charge. As tho first duty of
a soldier is to obey, ho supposed wo had to
charge, and chargo wo did at the command.
"Attention, battalion! forward, double-quick,
march!" and away wo wcut at least 100 yards
in advanco of tho first or main line. Thero
wero two fields to cross, divided by a high rail
fence. Not understanding the program, we
supposed tho fence was our objectivo point
Wc made most cxcollent time, whilo tho minies
made tho dust fly all about us. On reaching
the fence wo hugged tho ground behind the
bottom rail until our Captain said, "The woods,
boys, tho woods is whero wo havo to go!" I
remember as distinctly as though yesterday,
while astride of that rail fence, looking up tho
valley. I could eeo thrco Hues of men, with
flags flying, advancing on tho enemy, with all
accompanying noises of battlo. Turning my
eyes down tho valley to our left, tho samo grand
sight was to be seen. I viewed this for tbo
Bpacoof half a minute, when I slid ofT tho fence
and went on with tho thrco companies, still in
tho advance, down through tho second field to
the edgo of tho woods. Up through tho woods
to tho rebel works went tho thrco companies
of tho 76th Pa. with unfixed bayonets. The
Johnnies, seeing us without bayonets, gavo us
ouo volley as we struck the woods, and left
under tho impression that we had soven-sboot-ers
so some prisoners stated.
Thus wo3 the first lino of works broken at
Cold Harbor on tho 1st oC June, 1864. Capt
Littcll by this timo discovered that ho should
not havo left tho battery unsupported. Gath
criug his command, xfo went back to tho bat
tery, to find tho commanding officer in a tow
ering rage at being left without any support;
but after saying his prayors backward for half
an hour or so ho finally subsided, and wc staid
with them until tho next day.
Tho writer of this found, inside of the rebel
works a pair of rubber boots, entirely now,
which ho claimed by right of discovery. The
title was never disputed. C;n returning to tho
battery we had to go through the rauks of a
regiment of almost now' troops from Now York,
and I am rather inclined to think that they
aro tho ones that did nil tho fighting 20 years
later on paper. Our brigado was composed of
the 47th and 48th N. Y., 76th and 97th Pa.,
and Gth or 7th Conn. (Gen. Terry's regiment).
Capt Littcll was afterwards promoted to Colo
nel and Brovct Brigadier-General for cervices
at Fort Fisher. Daniel H. McAbee, Co. G,
7Cth Pa., Greencastlo, Ind.
The Colors or the 7th Yt.
To the Editoe: In regard to tho 7th Vt
losing their colors at Fort Hudson, mentioned
by Scrg't S. C. Martin, I can say that had it not
been for tho 21st Ind. their colors would havo
been lost to them, for tho 21st picked thom up
and saved them. I was there. I was also pres
ent after tho sicgoat the timo Gen. B.F.Butlcr
gavo tho 7th a sovero roprlmand boforo tho
Army of tho Gulf for leaving thoir colors on
tbo field and retreating. J. H. Smith, Co. A,
Gth Mich., South Bend, Ind.
A Urate Old Horse That Went Through IS Battles.
To the Editor: Will yon givo rao space in
your valuablo piper for a short account of a
bravo old horso which participated in no less
than 18 battles and is now enjoying an honored
old ago under tho loving care of his human
comrades. " Tho Colonel " was about six years
old at tho breaking out of the rebellion, and
was owned by Lieut. N. J. Hall, of tho 1th TJ.
S. Art. who3o homo was at Monroe, Mich.
Lieut Hall purchased the "Colonol "at Charles
ton, S. C, and as ho (Hall) was ono of the offi
cers under Maj. Anderson in Ft Sumtor when
tho first shot was fired at that heroic garrison,
"Old Colonol" must havo heard the first gun
that was fired at our National Flag. Lioat.
Hall was soon after assigned to duty on Gen.
Geo. B. McCIellan's staff, and rodo "Colonel"
whilst with that Goucral from Ball's Bluff to
Harrison's Landing. In July, 1862, Hall wa3
promoted to Colonel of the 7th Mich., and was
in command of tho regiment or a brigade up to
and including tho battle of Gettysburg.
" Colonel " was wounded in tho left shoulder at
tho battlo of Antietam, but recovered in timo to
participate in tho battlo of Fredericksburg,
and was in active servico until the 2d of July,
18G3, when ho wasagainwoundedatGcttysburg
in tho left hip. Col. Hall wa3 about at this
timo ordered to Grand Bapid3, Mich., and "Old
Colonel" was left in charge of tho Quarter
master of the 7th (W. W. Wade, of Jonesville).
Wado brought tho horse to Michigan in Jan
uary, 18G4, and had chargo of him until the
close of the war. In tho meantime Col. Hall
had been ordered .to Brooklyn, N. Y. Lieut
Wade kept tho horso until 186G and wrote to
Hall asking what ho should do with him.
Hall instructed Wade to sell him, with tho
understanding that ho (Hall) could buy him
back at any timo for tho purchase price." Col.
Hall died in 1878, and as nothing had been
heard from his family or friends, the Hillsdale
County Soldiers and Sailora' Bonnion Associa
tion bought "Colonel" in 1879and have cared for
him since. The battles in which this old veteran
took part are as follows; Fort Sumter, Ball's
Bluff, Siege of Yorktown, Williamsburg, Fair
Oaks, Mcchanicsville, Gaines's Mill, Savage Sta
tion, White Oak Swamp, Glondale, Malvern
Hill, Second Bull Bun, Sonth Mountain, Antie
tam, Fredericksburg, Cnancelloraville Hay
3rarkct and Gettysburg. L. A. Howaed,
Comrade Clcrihan Thinks YA. Ilarusej'd Imagina
tion Is Too TItIsI.
To the Editoe: Comrade Ed. I. Bamsoy
takes occasion to fire a blank cartridge at us in
Tiie Teibune of May G, and from hia state
ments I am compelled to say that my dear com
rade of the 43d Ind. must be endowed with tho
imaginative faculties of a Jules Verne. The
intention of your correspondent 13 not to rob a
fellow-regiment of any of its just merits ; all
did nobly and well; hence our criticism springs
from a just pride in the history of that regi
ment that made tho first capture on the Mis
sissippi. We do not writo from defective memory, but
refresh our memory from our diary kept as each
day of camp aud bivouac passed. On March 10,
18G2, our regiment reported for duty to Gen.
Popo before New Madrid, and on the night of
March 11 wo, with the lGth HI. and two pieces
of heavy ordinance in charge of a company of
the 4th U.S. Art, reported at Pope's headquar
ters at 7 p. m. The wheels of the artillery car
riages and caissons wero muffled, aud at 9 p. m.
this little baud of 1,500 men moved cautiously;
the orders were "silent tongues." Companies
A and B, 10th 111., were thrown out as skir
mishers and to do picket duty, while the other
portion of the command built intrenchments. At
15 minutes to G a. m. March 12 tbo action com
menced, and for 30 hours wolay in the trenches,
a pitiless rain storm scttiug in on tho night of
tho 13th, and on tho morning of the lith New
Madrid was in our possession, and on the 16th
Gen. E. A. Paine, at the head of the 10th and
16th 111., had the honor of first marching into
the rebel fort
Now, Comrade Eamsey, why did Gen. Pope
confer such honor on those two regiment3?
Why didn't Geus. Hamilton or Stanley lead the
43d Ind. and accomplish what we did, although
you were camped before New Madrid long
enough to become natives? Now about Tip
tonville. Comrade Bamsey seems to bo lost in
conjecture, for he does not know anything
about Gen. Paiue's command. Our good critic
Is a little befogged.
On tho morning of April Gth the "Bloody
Tenth " struck tents and transferred our earthly
belongings to the Polar Star, the lGth, 22d,
and 51st 111. following, the gunboats Mound
City and Carondalet leading and clearing a
passage nine miles north of Tiptonville, where
wc invaded thesacred soil of Tennessee. After
landing the work of pursuit commenced. Tho
gallant lGth 111. formation was in close column
of divisions ou our left We marched for mauy
hours in line of battle, with fixed bayonets,
over aud anon giving the Johnnies a little lead.
Now, mark you, our only supports were the
22d and 51st 111., and from some cause tht3
command lo3t tho track of tho " web-footed "
10th and struck north for Paducah ; hence, wo
were facing five times our own number of men.
Comrade Itamsey seems to know all about tho
operations in the capture of McCall's command,
when he says: "But they did not surrender
them without some fighting, and I am very
certain Gcu. Paine had more troops with him
at that time than tho 10th and 16th 111." Now
this is a big stretch of imagination. Comrade
Eamsey was at least nine miles from U3 ! How
could you know so much so far away ? On the
morning of the 7th of April, after tho rebel
command had stacked arms and were corralled,
it was reported that there was a body of rebels
crossing Moon Lake. Co. B, 10th 111., was sent
in pursuit; wo double-quicked modt of the
way, a distance of about live miles, and we did
take in out of the wet Capt. Allen and 100 men
of tho 45th Tonn., C. S. A. Why was it that
after marching and "slinging gore" all tho
previous day, that wo were seut in pursuit of
theso rebels if Gen. Paine had plenty of fresh
troops? Whero! O, where was the 43d Ind.?
Echo answers, "Over in their 'Sibley3' at Bid
die's Point" Thi3, I think, will satisfy
"Brother" Bamsey that we do not claim too
much. M. J. Cleeiiian, Co. B, 10th 111., Wood
Ho Would Reform.
Tho jury brought in a verdict of "not guilty."
His Honor said admoni3hingly to the prisoner:
"After this you ought to keep away from bad
company." "Yes, your Houor, you will not
sea mo hero again in a hurry."
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David Page, Co. K, 66th III., says that his
regiment recaptured Do Gress's battory, and
that it was composed of six 20-pound Parrott
Walter G. Adams, Sand Hill, Mo., contends
that tho signal for tho charge on 3f.tsaionnry
Bidgo was fired from Orchard Knob.
Henry Eschonik, Co. K, 15th HI. Cav., Ford
land, Iowa, claims that his regiment was tho
first to onter Atlanta, Ga.
L. P. OTarrell, Charlestown. Mass., contends
that tho rations at Ship Island were gsod, tho
bread especially being excellent, ami 22 ounces
were served out to eaeh man per day.
G. W. Spahr, Sergeant, Co. I, 3d Mo., El
wardsville, 111., snw many rebol lances at Lit
tlo Bock, Ark. Ho says: "They were uneeuth
affair?, with blades from, nine to 12 inches In
length, mounted on poles, some six or seven
feet long. Somo had an arm extending hori
zontally three or four inehes from the base ef
tho blade, slightly curvet! dowuwnrd, giving
them somewhat tho appearance of huge boat
hooks. At this place (Little Bock) there were
fully 2,000 found, although I never hoard ef,
any regiment, properly speaking, huing armwl
with them. They wero to bo used behind tho
breastworks in lieu of bayonets in case of au
assault These ""frog stickers' were the handi
work of local blacksmiths."
John H. Bacon, Sergeant, Co. H, 3d Mc,
Oakland, 3re., gives an interesting account of
the manner in which im regiment mado tho
forced march from Emmitteburg to Gettysburg
at the time of the great battle.
J. B. Kennedy, Washington, Pa., criticizee
"Carieton's" account in Tub National Trtb
tjne of recent date in Tegard to the aseault of
the Confederate troops at Fort Sanders.
Comrade John A. Strobe, of Feat No. 23, Chi
cago, HI., writes as relative to trouble that the
Post got into in resenting the aetion of an un
patriotic Commissioner of Police, who attempt
ed to prevent them hoisting the National Sag
at a picnic held iu Lincoln Park. The Past
showed commendable spirit and came oat
ahead in the matter.
Wm. J. Arbuckle, Commander of Pest No.
130, West Med way, Mass., writes a strong latter
condemning the action of Congress iu reinstat
ing Fitz-John Porter in tho army, and also the
action of the President in signing the bill and
vetoing so many ponsion hills.
M. J. Lyon, Co. D, 11th Mich.,GaIion, Mieh.,
wa3 much pleased with the account of the
charge on Jlissionary Eidge by G. W. Stanford,
and thinks it very correct with the exception
of the regimente which he claimed to have been
on the left He (Lyon) claims that the Hth
Mich, and ISth 111. occupied that position.
John Cary, Co. H, 75th Ind., Huntington,
Ind., thinks that if Congress had a few more
such men as Logan, Landes and Yoorhces, tho f
oia soldiers would bo apt to get their duea.
H. C. Bankin, Captain, Co. E, 7th Ohio, Eip
Iey, O., concurs in Comrade W. W. Cook's ac
count of the battle of Cynthiana.
J. D. Lundy, Sergeant, Co. B, 37th 111.,
Union, Iowa, writes in & very complimentary
manner of Gen. Black, both in regard to his
services as a soldier and his subsequent action
while Commissioner of Pensions.
J. E. Gerie, Co. A, 37th Ind., Minneapolis,
Minn., writes that his company had 12 pairs of
brothers, one trio, and two fathers each with a
L. D. Immell, Washington, Iowa, thinks that
it is an outrage on decency and common sense
that the soldiers should at this late date have
to furnish proof of prior soundness to entitle
thom to a pension.
Thos. Worroll, M. D., Co. B. 97th Pa.. North
east, Md., is strongly in favor of the passage of
Senate bill 1SSG, and thinks it is a measure that
every man who fought in. tho Union army
should use every eflbrt to have it acted on by
the House of Bepresentatives.
The wife of aclergyman atFulton,New York,
writes: " Within the post seven yeara my hus
band has had two shocks of paralysis. His
pulse was fast as I could count his breath
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" My husband continues to improve. About
tlm last of July his left leg, which had a para
lytic limp, straightened out, so that he now
steps evenly ou both logs. The paralytic con
dition of the right hand and the left side of his
face, which were affected by the lost shock, has
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FOR A CLUB OF 4
new wtowftm we will 8il "The Popular History 6t
lft Ctftt Wht," AiMly-w1uh book, ami Just tho thing to
mho a GbcUmw prn to .i child. It contains over 4CO
(voit-friHMiI pmeaand to ItMKtoometr bound in alotb. Or
we mil send t .. ,..
wT3k iSwof our Preobteota," another well-written,
woit-asiatwliutd Mwll-boitml book of over 100 pogea, Hlns
tMterfwftk ftnUkftMetind iwnohlesketohesof alHthe.
FOR A CLUB OF 4 ,
now sHteonioon & com of "Ottr Xattoml War Song3J
luge vatiMnoor : Mtuto, soateiBinK all the Katlonn
War Songe. h
FOR A CLUB OF 3
new SMbortHMw will send, posiwge prepaid, "Tho Lsfc..
dtoeOIaiMKiI of ruttcy Work," an exceedingly useful boo
of SO m(, Nrtntcd oh one book papor. and containing
owr no UttMrufeMl dwntfii t Inner needle work, with
ftdl direction witb eneU dwlgH. It will please every
"A KuMrfv ChMRical ami Mythological Dictionary." 4
nimble Utile manual of what everyone desires to know,
with liluotnuione jmhI Vi y9. bound in cloth. Or,
"The Cmgeaoftlw Brt Society." containing a worhl ox
uwftit information concerning ewry occasion in Hfe. It
te a stemhipd book or etlquet, anil in bound In oloth. Or,
M A Handy Rook of Synonym," for the use ol thosewha
would speak and write the English language correctly.
With thfa book at band .my on may readily and a suit
able word to prs exact meaning and eonvey a thought
eormtly. IffUMfeeately bound in clSfti.
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While it is fxceetthudy tmy to iany of tho above valv
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oiewno4onot wutttodotbi. Wowilt Uwrefcromoka
the IWlowlmf wry liberal onW fer single subscribers.
That to, we wdl vend :
Thz National Trior Aht one year, and lha
Watwbory watch and chain tb j3 CI
Tun 3lTK)!t TmnrsK ftr one year, the Water
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TUB "atATR:.' u. Xbiulsb and Marptr's ilmtldy for
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Tub XMriuNAL Sttii.x. k and thoOwlwy Jfygeatnc fat
one year tor. ;r..... . 4 25
Tun NAfiOKAL TiMwrsB and ZTrjwrs Hfefefy for
one year for- -..... 4 23
Xwt NUiUMfAli Tjhmjs and Jkrpmts Mmmr r ,
one year tor. .......m.............. 4 21
Tm JfAinoti.u. Turners fcr one year and the a
tlonal Standard Dictionary for-..........y.. ISO
Tb Natjowal. TfHBVMbJbrone year andDr, Bonel
son's Counselor tor. - ..... lv Si
Tkb If amomaI. Trhhw tor one year and tho G.A.R.
'- Record tor. . - 2 01
Tir Natiokai. Tbibchb tor one year and the Lives
of our Presidents ftr ... ......-.-. ldi
Thr N.vno.wu. Rtnus for one year and the Popu
lar Iliatory of tue Civil war ror... ..... tw
TK National Tiuaostor ono year and any one Of
ir inumiy uunui
the 'CHmpaljrnaof the Civil War" tor..
CHmnahma of the Civil war'
Tuv Vii..ii Tatiiru Bur aba vear
Ladiesr Manual or aney wane w...-. .-
The National Tkibcxb feceae year and the Cwa- ,
steal and Jfythoiosical Dictionary r. j.-. X 35
Tn NATioNAtTmiicsK torone year and the Usages
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Tub NATi09fA.Tr.iBwrB tor one yeorand "Sner-
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The Nationai. TttmesB tor one year and "Oar
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FOR A CLUB OF 5
now subscribers we will send, postage paid," The National
Standard Dictionary," which is absolutely the best and,
meet extensive eheap dictionary in the market. It con
tains b gaotl-'rtaed page. ho7e0 illustrations, and 13 elo
What Everyone Should Know." a-snperb Cyolopedia
of practical Intormatfen toll of valuable recipes foC
everyday emergencies, awl other desirable knowledgac
It contains 312 pages, handsomely bound In clou
FOR A CLUB OF 8
new saborllwM, thnt magnificent book, "Capturing a Lo
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his growing ehiidwn.
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new subseribem we will ud that; Invaluable family phy
sician: " Br. DanelSkm's t'omwelor. With Reelee," a book.
that should be in every beuKdtold. It contains 120 pages,
bound In cloth, and na heretotore uold tor jiiO.
FOR A CLUB OF 6
newmtecribens any one of the following " Campaign? oi
I. The Outhrenk. of Rehulllon. By John &
Afcefajv. JSm., Private ."teeretary to President Lfneoln.
2. From Fort Ilonry to Corinth. By tho Hon,
3T. F. -FbTee, BriavGett. and Kvu Muj.-Gen, . S. V., eta
Treawrer of the Societv of the Army of the Tennessee.
S- The Penlnmtln. By AUamuter S. h66, BvC
MaJ.-Gen. ff. d. A.. Abeuatant Chief of Artillery, Army of
the Potomac, UWI-'Ki ; afterwards Chief of Stall, Army of
the Potomae, etc. . -
4. The Army under Pope. HyJehn C Kopesl
Et- of the Military Historical Society of Massachusetts,
5. The Antietam and Fredericksbare. By
Prtmeia Wtmkrop Jfnimi, inte Colonel 2uth Mass. Inf.,
Bvt.Brte.-Gen. lT.S. V.. ftc. .
15. ChanccHovsvillir anil Gettysburg:. By Abnef
Voulfaimy, Bvt. Maj.-Geu. U. S. A. and Mnj.-Gen. U. 3.
7. The Army of the Ciimhorlnntl. By Hcnr
3f. CUt, Bvt Brhr.-Gen. V. S. V.; A. A. G. on the Staff of.
Maj.-Gen. Rosecrauaand the Staff of Maj.-Gen. Thomaa;
Secretary of the 'iorlety of the Army of the Cumberland.
S. Tho iUt"9iHHpi. By Francis Vinton Greenar
Lieut of -Engineer, V. S. A.; late military attache to the
U. S, Legation at St. Pwersburg: nuthorof-TheRussIaa
Army and lie Campaign in MT7-'73" and of "Army LIfa
fi. Atlanta. By the ITon. Jutxo D. Cfer, Bs-Governor
of Ohio, late Secretary of the Interior of tho United States,
.Maj.-Gon. U. S. V., comio.'UMling Twenty-third Corps,
10. The 3Iarc!t to fhc Soa Franklin and
Nashville. By the -Hon Jacuo D. Gw, Ex-Governor of
Ohio, lotn Secretary of tho Interior of tho United Stntcsj
iInj.-Gen. U. S. V., commanding Twenty-third Corps, etc
II. The Shenandoah Valley in 1SU4. By
Gtmye E.mit, Atociate Editor of the Army and Aautt
Jburmit. New York . Charles Sirlbner's Sons.
12. The Catnpiilffu." of tlvant In Virslnia,
HyAndnw A. llimphrtjs, Bn.-Gen. and Brevet Maj.
Gen. U. S. A.; late Chief of .Engineers ; Chief of Staff,
Army of Potomac. l&sa-'iM ; commanding Second Corps
l-. .. - .
13. Statistical Kecortl of tho Annie of the
United States. By Cpf. Fr4 fhulerer. U.S. A. Thla
record included the figure of the quotas and men ac
tually furnished bv all tatM; a list of all organizations
mustered into the Unltod Suites service; the strength of
the army at various tim- ; orsanhsation into armies,
corps, etc. Chronological list of all engagements, with,
loss in each, and an immense amount of other statistical
matter retatinu to the war. .
1-t. The Savy iu the War. The Bloeknilo
and the CriiMcro. B P- - -K S". V- s-?f'
15. Tho Nary lit the Wav. Tho Atlautla
Const. By rr-.da"wr OwhU Awmen, U. S. N.
HI. The Navy in tho War. Tho Gnlf nml
Inland Waters. By Commander A. T.MaAan, U.S.N.
These aro hwioriua thnt are invaluable, and when they,
cau be secured so easily as by raising a club of six sub
scribers to Tub National Triiuwh, no man should bo
without them. Any two or these wm do sent lor noinop -of
11 new subscribers; three for a club of 10; four for a
club of 20.
FOR A CLUB OF 10
new subscribers we will give a handsomo nlckel-platccj ,
Waterbury wntoh, in sntiti-llned case, sent postage paid, j
As the Watch sella every whoro tor ?S.30, this Is a inagnia
cent offer. The Wateronry watch 13 a really splendid
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FOR A CLUB OF 10
new subscribarsa copy of the " Grand Army of the Repub
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superb portraits uftJnion leaders In the war, and notabla
war scones, with blanks for a record of tho soldier. Thhr
Smuch the tlnest thing of the kind In tho market, , Th&
plate cost ovor ,000 to engrave. When filled ontln hand
some penmanship and neatly framed, it makes a sptenaia
ornament for the parlor anil a priceless heirloom to hand,
down to one's children.
FOR A CLUB OF 20 "
now subscribers wc will send the wonderful " Little eA,,
accuracy from M oz.up to 25 pounds. This will bo packed'
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