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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON, D. 0., THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 1887.
FIGpiNG THEftf OVER
WibaKOur irclorans Have (o Sny Amii
flioir Old Campaigns.
A Jllchlgnn Major Tullb AM Altuut How It M'ns.
UfliMjroR National Tiu bunk: I nuttee
niini8rt)UStRtinciti from oMurwdoeof as iimny
dttfuraiit rejriinettU regHrdiiiK the capture f
PutattilHiEg mid the outlyiMg rob4 lrt. Stugti
lurty oooukIi, no two of tlioe liistoriHits fiem
to HKraa. it occurs to me lliRt if our ouMrnnus
would be more careful torvlidoonly thu.- ici
doiite whidh cttinc under thoir uoUuil knowl
edge, thora would not lo bo Rieut a divorgenoa.
At A n. ih. Sunday, April 2, lh5, the First
Bnjptdn, First JJtvMiwii. Mutli Corns, com
nmidofl'liut3oii.llMrwuft, nwsiulUiu Fort Ma
hoiiu, Wluoli lay ont of IuUirnliurg, toward Oily
Point. TbctiUt Miok. uud 27th ilioU. wcro in
tho lend, and the Jlug of tho SiTtli was the first
plmitud ou IhtMvorkh, ut 4:U0u. iu. It was a
toniblc struggles, but our It oops hold tho fort,
ultbotigh the rebate made dcpu-ato attempts to
locovorit. Tho Second Hugado of this divis
ion oooupiud the line from the right of Fort
MhIioho to tlio lUpimiinimock Bivur. It was
couiiiuMd of the lnt Alidi.S.S. iof which nearly
halt wre Jiidiaiis from Northern Michigan ),
2d and JWth Mich, OOth Uhio and 4Ulh N. Y.,
and wns commanded by Col. llulph Ely, of tlwi
8tJi Midli. This brigade was under arms all
day Sunday and Sunday night, inomcntarily
OKMooting tho order to charge, and at 3 a. in.
on M sunny, April 8, it movod forward in tho
darkuutis, autliiigaway two lines of "ohevaus-do-frisu,"
nud cutorod the otty astholnst of the
roiroatiug ndiols crHod tho b rid go toward
Itiolimoiid, burning the b rid no bohiud them.
The womis which wo wttnotkcd ou our entry
inte tiho otty bejtgH-r dtsoriptinu. .It boomed a
though the wiiolu nogro papulation wore awaro
of our Kppronch, and turned out to moot us.
Their ovorjeyed exclamations and notions woro
nioio liko the ft-oaka of lunatics than tho
notions of sane people. Infants in arms, adults,
and tlhohe juat tottering ou the verge of tho
Nrve-ill were out, tnd thoir apjaiaratiec in the
dim light of approaching day is iudoKuribitble.
Itowda though pandemonium had brokou
loeee. Many vro (ringing, some dunging nud
tihuutiug, 8omo on thoir kiieee praying, with
tour streaming dowu their choeks.
"litiHses do Ierd ; de .Itibiloa hab ooino, suah."
"flor ihretss RIatM latitat tu's aojer."
"Qh, we's Imou waiUu fo' yor. We knowod
'So jpuraistant wore thoir salutations tboy
actually limpudttd our progress, aud wo woro
obliged to send forward a squad with fixed
bayouots to drive thorn back and cl oar the raid.
Vo pushud for the court-lioiuc us rapidly as
possible, soohig no other Umou troops, and at
preoisoly 4 : 2d a. in. the ling of the 1st Mich. S.
S. Honied from the sivoplc of tho court-house;
platHid there, I think, by Adj't (afterward Col
onel) J. E. BueklKjo. Ho otiior ling was placed
there till after sunrise. Whatever of honor
tliuro is iu that bolongs to the 1st Mich. S. S.,
tho advance of our brigade.
About 7 a. m. the advance of the Sixth Corps
caino into Main strcot at a double-quick, but
halted on sooing us already in possossiou, evi
dently much chagriuod at finding us ahead of
thuiu. They had broken the line at tho loft
southwest of tho city and had farther to travel
than we of tho right wing. Gen. Willcox,
commaudor First Division, Ninth Corps, at
once issued an ordor stating that tho troops of
tho Scond J!rigade woro first to eutor the city,
and appointing Col. Jlalph Ely, Commander of
that 'brigade, Military Governor of the city,
and tho tvritor Piovost-Marsiial. I immediately
took possossiou of the oilicc just vacatod by tho
robol Provost-Marshal, together with inauy
ruoortls, orders, otc, nud seal of oilicc.
During my administratiou Iliad tho pleasure
of administering the "oath of allegiauco"
to Hint noted robol, Soger A. Pryor, whom our
boys had captured. It was a bittordosc, and
he at first refused to take it; but thoro wus no
other way, and he swallowed it, probably with
some " mental rosorvations." I trust, however,
Unit it worked a pormauont euro of his dis
loyalty. .E. M. Adams, Major, 20th Mich.,
Mound Oity, Kan.
HE PUT IT
The Sterj of nn fith KsvOJuror WJio Says Ho
I'inrcd I lie I'luk on Lookout.
(Editor NationaX Tribune: Will you givo
fiicnmmdH stiaaa'Jia forovnr Knt.fln t.lm minsh'nn
who-pltmled tho first National flag on tho top J
or Lookout Mountain on the moruing of Nov. j
Vb. iboBT in so doing 1 may nave to tramp on
couio comrade's toos, as 1 know somo of them
have got thoir foot in the wroug place. I have
nothing to say against any ot the Whito Stur
Division, except thoso that arc trying to steal
some honor that does not belong to them.
Upon tho organization of the 8th Ky. the
ladios of .Irvine. Estill Co., Ky., bought silk and
made a Hag and presented it to tho rogimont,
with the request that it should be borne aloft
and made a part of the history of the war. My
company being Co. C, it was handed to mo
with a promise to those ladies that thoir request
ehould bo complied with, and that the llag
would go wherever it was ordered.
Wo woro placed in one of tho columns on
tho extreme right that marched around tho
Salisadosof Lookout Mountain on tho 24th of
lovombor, 1&V3. Wo marched around to tho
nose or point of tho mouutaiu and lay that
night above tho Craven House, and nearer tho
top of the mountain than auy other regiment.
Just boforc daylight on tho 25th Gon. Whita
kor came to our rogimont nud said:
"Col. Barnos. have yon an otlicor that will
voluutoor to carry your flag and place it ou
tho top of the mountain ?"
I said, " Gouornl, I will go!"
Turning to the rogimont, he said:
" How many of you will go with Capt. Wil
son ? I could ordor you up thoro, but will not,
for It is a huzaidous uudorlaking ; but for tho
flag that gots thoro first it will ho an honor."
Wive men went with mo. 1 handed my sword
to mj Color-Sergeant to bring up, and 1 took tho
flag and pWd it on tho top of Lookout ou tho
morning or Nov. 25, 1803, before sunriso. I
alho say It was the highoat flag that was planted
during the war.
Anyoue in the future wishing to reply to the
abovo oaii know whore I live. I am G5 years
old uud oKjioct to live 25 years longer, if it is
the will of tho Lord; and in the future if any
one wants to steal the honor from tho b'th Ky.
he had befelor wait until he hoars of my death,
for II am sure to knock him off the top of
iLodkout while I live. John Wilson, Captain,
!Co.C, Stfe Ky., Station Camp, Estill Co., Ky.
5th Jllrli. Nudges
Editor National Tkibukk: Tho mombor
.alitp badges or tho Rlh Mich. Infantry Associa
tion am being distributed by tho Secretary.
The lmdgo is made of gold in tho form of a
ehleld dupendiiigfrom a lair, hearing the words,
"Fifth Miohigaii Infautry Atociution." Upon
Die 'Uq of the shield is a cartrirlgo-box, bearing
the letters U. S." In onnuiel, on one side of
Which te a banner, bearing the date "Juno II),
1801," and ou the other the National flag in
natural colors. Bolow Is the name of the bravo
and holevud Koarny, and in the confer the red
diamond with the numeral "5." At tho bottom
Is the moiiiorablo and significant motto of
Gon. PhH Koarny, "Dtdcc el decorum est jtro
patria imri." Tho ootiturpiwo represents tho
colubraUd "Kearny patch," which this rogi
mont was the first to adopt. The 5th Mich, wont
to the front 4u tho Summer of 'Gl, participated
in fifi engagement, and was immtored out of
service iu July, 05. Tho association was formed
In 'G8, and has held 18 annual Bouillons. A.
iD.lBiHtnv. ("Cui Bono,") 874 Lafayette avouue,
JoIiiiiij'k Coiniiohlllon on Mcdlclnr.
"There is two kinds ofmodioino besides tho
kind you Hub On and the first kind is the Soft
Kind whi oh you take with n spoou while A
man holds your Head and you kick and Higgle
some boeauso it Tastes so and the other kiud is
the Hard kind which is called Pills and it is
the Hardest or tho whole because it is so
Hurd to go Down but it does not inako any
Difference which kind you Take when you get
It Pook .you wish you Uud not for it makes
SUiUinKow in your Stomach and Biota Around."
Evidontly Johnny's experience in medicine
docs not include Dr. Pierce's " Pleasant Purga
tive PolloU;," which arc easy to tako aud do
their work yu otly and calmly. Neither docB
It include in tho way of "Soft Medicine" Dr.
Pierce's " Golden Medical Discovery," which
though noworful to cure ull chronic dcrango
uiouts of the liver aud blood, is pleasant to tho
taste and agreeable in its effects. Uncqualcd
as n remedy for nil scrofulous diseases, pimples
'bloMiCB, eruptions, ulcers, swelled glauds'
aoHre onthiek nock, fevo-sores and hip-joint
ON THE MOUNTAIN.
A Storj- or Iiookont as Told by an 61th Illinois
Editor National Tribune: I have read
tho communications of Comrade Lowis Illun
din ad others ootioerntng the battle of Look
out Mountain. Comrade IJlundin seems to claim
ail the edit of tho victory for tho "Whito
Str " DivisieN, of Hooker's Con. I roraombor
very distinctly that the Second and Third Bri
gadeser the First Division of the Fourth Corps
and Gou. Ostorhaus's Division of Gen. Sher
man'fi artuv were there and wcro engaged in
the Iwttle. Tho brigade that Comrade III u ml in
has m often referral to as being uear the creek
ojifKMitu tfio point of Lookout, repairing or
trtiiidiug a bridge, and, as tho comrado says,
making a feint in order to draw the attention
of the rebels until the othor troop could secure
a cmwutig farther up, was tho Third Brigado
of the First Division of the Fourth Corps, and
tho reginwnt in liuo of baltlo uear tho bridge
was tho b4th 111. We were not making a feint,
F1GUTINO THE ItKIlELS IN EARNEST.
Wc "wadod the stream fully four foot deep
under a heavy fire from the rebel rillc-pits.
After crossing tho creek tho Slth took more
prihonors than wo had men engaged.
Gon. Whuaker's Brigade was tho Second of
the Fir,t Division. Fourth Corps, and with Gen.
Oslorbaus's Division of tho Fifteenth Corps
moved to the south and effected a crossing of
Lookout Creek farther up tho valley. Whou
these troops were across tho creek and had com
menced the fight up tho side of tho mountain,
tho Third Brigade. Fourth Corps, wasordcrcd by
Gou. Hooker in person to advance in lino of
battle, which was done, driving the rebels from
thoir works along tho tide of tho mountain.
The loft of tho brigado whoa wo struck tho
mountain was near the river, with tho right
oxtondmg up tho side of tho mountain.
When night came on wo were in line of
battle directly north of the wohtcrn point of
tho mouutain. But no troops had advanced or
did advance as fur oast as
THE KCAIMKETOWX HOAD
on tho day or tho night of Nov. 24. The Sum
mortowu road does not begin to ascend tho
mountain until far oast of where our line was
lying that night.
Tho rebels did noi,ts Comrade Blundin says,
after being driven lck, retreat around and to
the to) by tho Sumuiertuwu road. Those who
were on tho top camo down by tho Summer
town road and all together retieated across
Chattanooga Valley to Missionary I.'idge, they
having burned the bridge that crossed Chatta
nooga Creek, which we had to repair tho next
day before we could reach Ilosvilie.
The palisado do not end at Point Lookout,
but extend around to tho south of Summer
town where the Sumniertown road begins to
doscoud tho mountain. I have never before
boat d it contradicted that it was Gen. Whita-
kor's Brigado that planted the colors on Point
Lookout on Nov. 25, 18113. Never before I saw
Bluudin's communication did I suppose that it
was tho Whito Star Divihiou that fought and
won the battlo of Lookout Mountain. Tho
Second and Third Brigades of the First Divis
ion, Fourth Corps, aud Gou. Ostcrhaus's Divis
ion, were all engaged in the battle and did as
hard lighting aud are entitled to as much credit
AS THE WHITE STARS.
Comrade Blundin is mistaken in saying that
when they filed out of thoir camps on tho
morning of Nov. 23 (it was Nov. 21) to movo
down tho valley aud effect a crossing at the
creek, they passed a brigado halted on Lookout
Creek opposite the nose of the mountain, in
which M'as tho 4th Ky,, repairing or buildiuga
bridge. Neither tho 4th or 8th Ky. was in that
brigade, uor woio they near that part of tho
fiold. Whi taker's Brigado was temporarily at
tached to Geu. Geary's Division, and fought far
up tho side of tho mountain, while the Third
Brigade, tho one at the bridge, was on tho ex
treme loft of tho army. Joun W. Dieley, Co.
H, 84tli 111., Alodo, 111.
ABOVE THE CLOUDS.
2Ioro IiucUnc fur Comrado Llunuln &nd tho Whito
Editor National Trirune: WTo are not
given to " writing up" our exploits for papers,
but we "wish to say a word to Comrade Blundin,
" Don't surrender your pobibh.' " That Look
out Mouutaiu fracas was no "small fry " for tho
P. C. P. B. (Paper Collar Potomac Boj's) to play
so conspicuous a part in. The First Brigade,
Second Division, Twelfth Corps, to which tho
writer belonged, did climb that mountain tho
24th of Novomlior, J&G3. You remember, boys,
it was among tho rocks on that mouutaiu-sido
whou, at the head of the brigade, Col. Charles
Candy, commanding the brigado, either fell
from tho horse or the horse full with him, aud
he was so bruised that tho command of tho
brigado fell on Col. W. It. Croightou, of the 7th
Ohio, to which regimout I belonged at the time.
Col. Candy belonged to the Go'th Ohio. Col.
Crcighton retained command of tho brigado
until ho was killed in the charge at Ringgold,
or Taylor's Ridge, on the 27th, threedays later.
Yes, sir, the White Star boys were the lads
that climbed Lookout that day and proved
thoir grit and grace, piety aud patriotism iu
following the fortunes of tho Stars and Stripes.
The boys who had tramped over tho lowlands
of the Old Dominion, had by marches many
and loiig become woll acquainted with Virginia
flats, swamps, creeks, jscrub-pincs, wood-ticks
and bushwhackers, on Nov. 24, 1SG3, showed
the world how they could climb mountains to
dislodpe rebellion aud rebels, briug dowu tho
flag of the traitor, aud iu placo plant tho Star
Spangled Banuer. Wo have iu our possession a
book made out of petrified wood by Serg't II.
B. Fry, Co. C, 7th Ohio, which is held dear as
a rolic of that day's work. The block of stouo
was not that day carved and shaped by tho
"little Sorgeaut," but after camp had been
reached and Ringgold had Btripped us or our
oilioers and mauy or our men, to uoto tho " big
climb" of the 24th of November, 18G3, the
petrified piece of wood was given its flbhpo and
letters. We are too close to the duy and date,
and yet too far removed from that day's climb
and fight, for anyone to cheat tho Whito Star
Division of the honor of "doing up" the Look
out Mountain fight the "battle abovo tho
Stand firm, Comrade Blundin ! You are right,
and this, you know, is preferable to being
President. Lot the other follow be President;
you stick to your toxt. We all did well. We
stood by ouch other liko truo men. The West
did nobly; the flag of our country suffered not
in their hands. Nobly did the boys with tho
" Chickamauga hats" march, endure and fight,
and as niuoh aud not a syllable less an bo eaid
of tho Potomac boys. Together we rallied to
tho standard. As the result wo havo tho grand
est governmental homo on the facoor tho earth.
Rev. Owen Hicks, Drummer, Co. C, 7th Ohio;
later Orderly Sorgeaut, Ctli Ohio, Duucaus
Grn. Knell and CusIIb Leo.
Editor National Trirune: Fighting tho
"great unpleasantness" over again on paper
soems to bo tho ordor among the soldiers or tho
Array of the Potomac, and I must tako some
slight ercoptious to Brevct-Maj. Day as to who
capiureo uen. jwoii, uustis .L.co anil otliers.
Admitting as to tho capture of Gen. Ewoll I
waive all claim, hut as to the capture of Custls
Loo I am greatly inteiestod, as will bo shown
by a brief reforouco to tho Otsego Jlejwllican of
April 15, 18G5:
Wiulh)R through wntcr nnd mud, Col. Olcott lod
Crook, April C. ami encountered tho llcreo fire of
the enemy. oarleM hinibelf, he was followed by
brave men, who did nolluii to go where he went,
or to battle, whore duty called. In their charge
they broke tho I'lioniy'u llnca, nnd then gathered
the trophiuH of the duy. Two buUlefluRit wore e
cVr,u,tU,wJ Pnvli? f tlila legimout by tho name
orit. Giflurd nnd W. Doekrun. Gen. CuhUh Uo
(on of ILK. Lee) -was captured by 1'rlvutc II. S.
lluwlhornc, of Co. 1'.
I captured CuhUs Leo about 5 p. m., and with
ilm)vaJ?? M?l Styles, who gave his rank as
Chiof of Artillery. Loo and Styles were deliv
ered by mo to Geu. Wheaton, who at that time
wus in command of the First Division, Sixth
Corps. Our rogimont secured ubout GOO pris
oners. II. S. Hawthorne, Co. F, 121st N. Y.,
Hoosic lulls, N. Y.
Comrade John C. Taylor, No. 17 Allen Placo,
Hartford, Conn., will employ a few comrades to
exhibit his rexd war views, actual photographs
made "at the front" from 1601 to 'G5. Write
to him for particulars.
A Gnuit I nirntt on.
To introduce thorn, wo will give away 1,000
of our celebrated Solf-Operatiug Washing Ma
chines. Over 30,000 were sold in New York in
four months. If you want one, scud your name
and address at once to Monarch Laundry Works.
82 Warren St., New York.
A alleht cold, If neglected, often attacks tbelunga.
Bbown'b nnoKcui al Tjiochim gives eure and Immediate
jrclttf. Sold crtitu in ioxci. 1'rlcc 5 ccnU.
From Alert Comrades All Along the
A friend sends to The National TRinuNE
tho address of Gen. E. D. Koycs, which was
asked for by a comrado in a rcceut issue. It
is San Francisco, Cal.
W. P. Dclaucy, 1st Pa. Cav., Elliottsburg,
Pa., doos not understand tho statement of Com
rade Feather, of Co. M of his regiment, in re
gard to tho movement on Brandy Station. Tho
writer says they broke camp after dark and
marched all night, striking tho rebel pickets
just boforo dawn. Ho says ho was captured
later in tho day; but, watching his opportu
nity, ho took his guard prisoner and marched
him into tho Union lines.
Joel F. Skillcr, Si Town street, Columbus,
O., would liko to havo the address of the
woman who nursed him at Chattanooga from
July IS to August 15, 1SGT. llo says sho was
very kind to him, and if ho can find her ho
will make her a present of $100.
Geo. F. Soule, Ellington, N. Y., says his wifo
calls The National Trirune the Veteran's
Bible He greatly enjoys reading the many
sketches or the war. Ho thinks the Pension
Oflico well managed nn ler Gen. Black.
H. C. Shearer, Co. E, 24th Ohio, Pleasnnton,
O., says ho cannot get along without The Na
tional Trirune. It is as good as a circus to
see the wrangling or the hoys over the plantiug
or flags and other exploits. He wishes to know
ir Geu. Jacob Amnieu is living; and if so, his
II. I, Buttrick, Co. A, 116th N. Y., Tipton,
Mich., wishes every old soldier could read The
National Tjiirunic Bcsido its earnest ad
vocacy or tho claims or tho soldiers upon tho
Government, its letters from tho comrades
bring back vividly to his mind tho scones ot
other da vs.
W. R.Torroll, Co. K, 23J Ohio, Edgcrton,
Minn., says he was wounded at Autictam. Ho
would bo glad to hear fiom any ot Ins com
rades who Wire at Camp Chase, O.
Jaeob Spryer, jr., Co. K, Uttli N. Yi, Paine's
Hollow, N. , sends au article from the Herk
imer Democrat approving tho President veto,
which the wr.ter criticizes very severely. Ho
would liko to hear from any of his old com
rades. Moses II. Bowcn. Auroraville, Wis., thinks
the pension ratings are not what they should
be, aud that they do groat injustice to many
deserving comrades. He says ho was twice
wouuded, aud badly disabled that ho is able
to do but little work, yet he is allowed only
$1 a mouth, while many who are in far better
phyhical condition rcccivo mauy times that
S. J. Doualdson, Co. A, 7Slh Ohio, Dostcr
Cily, O., says that if tho member of the 2&1
J nd. who huuud up his arm with a nice silk
handkerchief on the battlefield at Raymond,
May 12, ISO"!, will send him his address, stating
the facts, in order to show his identity, tho
writer will bo glad to send him a new hand
kerchief to replaco tho one ho so kindly used
on that occasion.
W. U. Wrigiit, Lordo, Sonora, Mexico, says
that a good many regiments havo made tho
claim of being the first to enter Petersburg, but
he files a btatement that ho was the first man
over the works ou tho morning of April 2. Ho
was Orderly Sergeant of Co. E, 77lh N. Y.,
was wouuded in tho charge, nnd received a
commissiun as Second Lieutenant soon after.
Charles Sheak, Co. A, 111th Ohio, Canal Ful
ton, O., thinks he has just reason to complain
of injustice in the rejection of his claim by au
Examining Board at Massillon, O., whou ho
was so feeble that ho could scarcely walk up
W. P. White, Maplo Hill, Kan., says ho was
misled into an error when he wroto that there
was a good opening there for a wagou maker.
Ho has received a largo number of letters from
comrades ou the subject, but advises them to
be cautious about emigrating to that part of
Kansas at present, as there is very little em
ployment for mechanics.
G. E. Wagaman, Co. I, 50th 111., Carbondalc,
111., says he had nothing to do with the signal
ing at Altouna, but ho did havo a baud iu tho
shooting, aud has a kccp&iko in tho shape of
an ounce of lead, a splintered collar-bone aud a
played out lung. Ho scuds a brief sketch of
tho rattling detenso ofAltooua by Gen. Corse
and his little command.
Henry Rose, Co. F, 19th Ohio, Beach City.O.,
says ho was wounded at Stone River aud at
Corinth, aud carries a pieco of metal iu his hip;
but his pension claim has been rejected because
ho was unjustly marked a deserter. He thinks
great injustice i:as been done him iu the matter.
Thomas Donohuo, West Bay City, Mich.,
would like to hear rrom tho comrades, ir living,
who were taken prisoners with him March b,
1SG1, near Anuandale, Va. Two or them be
longed to an Ohio cavalry regiment, one to Co.
M, l6t Mich., aud tho others were Corp'l An
drew Trainer and himself, of Co. D, 1st Mich.
Cav. They were only prisoners for au hour, as
they killed tho two guards placed over them
Homer Myers, Co. B, 157th N.Y., Ellis, N.Y.,
would liko to correspond with somo comrado
living along the coast of Maryland. New Jersey
or Delaware, for tho purpose or finding, rora
few mouths, a homo with somo fisherman or
other person. Tho writer is an old soldier aud
Buffering from rheumatism, and his physician
has recommended that he try aud get near the
Bait water for a time; but ho is unablq to pay
tho high prices of scasido hotels.
A. K. Frauklin, Co. E, 11th III. Cav., Miltou
vale, Kan., would bo glad to hear from any of
tho survivors of his company.
Newton Capps, Co. D, 3d Mo., Pleasant Hill,
III., writes of tho distinguished gallautry of
Gen. Logan at Dalian, Ga.
Wm. Penry, 20th Iud. battery, would liko to
read a sketch of the services o: his battery in
the war. Ho also wants tho addresses of somo
of its members.
Judson Palmer, Co. A, 2Cth Mich., says ho
hud two years aud eight months of army life,
and saw the elephant in all his glory in tho
ranks of the old Second Corps. Ho says the
action of President Cleveland makes him tired.
W. Hardinger, Corporal, Co. K, 5th 111. Cav.,
Springfield, Mo., writes of a cavnlry fight in
lbd"J on tho Yazoo Pass. During tho fight
Henry Wildy, a mere boy, tho youngest mem
ber of tho writer's company, and known as the
"baby," reached the rebel oflieer iu command,
placed an empty pistol to his head and de
manded his surrender. Tho officer "camo
down," aud yielded himself a prisoner.
Alfred Stimson, Co. E, 19th Me., North Scars
port, Me., says ho received quick returns from
his inquiry in The National Trirune for
the address of a comrade. Ho got five letters
within a week. He would liko tho addresses
of members of Co. A, 1st V. R. C.
Iewis B. Moon, Co. I, 1 tSth N. Y., Thrco
Rivers, Mich., was pleased to see tho record of a
family of Moons given by Comrade I). C. Moon,
or Wilmington, O. Ho says tho Moons all
shono with the light or loyalty, and he never
hcaidor one who did not fight ou tho right
KhotH Alined nt tho White Home.
P. II. Ragsdoll, O'Kcan, Ark., says he served
one year in tho Mexican war and threo years
in tho late war. Ho reels that the President
did a very uujust thing when ho vetoed tho
J. Nauer, Co. A, Ctli Mb. Cav., Edwardsvillo,
Kan., thinks it would bo a good thing if" Con
gress would pass a bill cutting down tho Presi
dent's salary to about $10,000 a year. IIo won
ders whether tho President would veto such a
" W. G. B.," Co. F. 57th Mass.. Filchhurg,
Mass., thinks that Mr. Cleveland would not
use tho veto power so readily ir his heart was
as tender as tho boys' feet used to he during tho
war. Tho writor is severe on tho course or
Gens. Bragg and Warner iu Congress.
"T. B. K.," Greeley, Kan., thinks tho Gov
ernment must have been hard-up when it had
to depeud upon a pack or" unprincipled, lying,
uwovjugbcaiawags" to savo it lrom destruc
tion. Ho thinks that ir tho veto power is to bo
abused, it ought to bo abolished.
Geo. W. Walton, Salt Lako City, Utah, writes
with deep reeling or the great wrong douo to
tho disabled soldiers by tho veto or tho Depend
ent Pension Bill and the failure of Congress to
pass it over the veto. Ho denounces in scath
ing terms Geu. Bragg's gratuitous insults to
S. H. Taylor, Wood River, Neb., Bays that
when an old soldier dies ho goes to Heaven,
aud it is a consolation to know that thoy will
never bo disturbed there by Mr. Clevclund.
J.WilliauiB, Co. A, 100th N. Y., Maukato,
Minn., inquires where ho can get tho music to
tho Sixth Corps song given in Comrade Griffin's
article on Cedar Creek, no thinks Mr. Cleve
land fully deserves the "racket" tho boya are
giving him all along' the. lino for vetoing tho
Dependent Pension Bill.
James Ridcout, Highlands, N. C, thinks tho
President is makiugvery effective campaign
documents for tho use of his political enemies
iu the next cnmpaigiii no hopes tho comrades
will stand shoulder to shoulder for their rights.
Charles II. Oatcs, Co. K, 11th Ky., Greenfield,
Ky., says that the majority of tho ex-Union
soldiers in that neighborhood are Democrats,
but if Mr. Clovcland is a candidato next year
they will vote aud work as a unit against him.
Thoy will veto him as ho vetoed them. Tho
writer has never seen n word in The National
Trirune from tho llth Ky.,aud he wishes lib
comrades would wake up.
L. W. Nestcllc, Takoraa, Wash. Ter., thinks
that tho action of the President in vetoing tho
Dependent Pension Bill will drive largo num
bers of soldiers out of his party.
David Allison, Ashland, Mass., expresses tho
hopo that the next President, whoever ho may
bo and to whatever party ho may belong, will
deal more justly with tho soldiers than Mr.
P. Plympton, Palmer, Mass., says word3 can
not express tho bitter feelings of tho old sol
diers toward the President for his veto of tho
pension bill. Tho writer bolonged to Co. L,
1st Mass. H. A., nnd would bo glad to hear from
nnv of his old comrades.
Piatt A. Smith, Co. E, 15th N. Y.f writes
bitterly of tho action of tho Prcsideut in veto
ing the Dependent Pension Bill.
Charles Chadwick, Hannibal, Mo., says tho
soldiers will "spot" all a tho Members of Con
gress who voted to sustain tho veto of the peu
I. P. Coffman, Co. C, 133d Ohio, Lora. Mb.,
says that the veto of tho pension bill will con
solidate tho soldier vote. He hopes there will
be no reduction of tho revenues of tho Govern
ment until the just claims of the soldiers havo
A. Harwood, 1st Iowa battery, Mr. Pleasant,
Iowa, sends an article written by a Democratic
soldier and published in the Burlington Jfntck'
eye, in which the veto or tho Dependent Pousion
Bill is bitterly denounced.
(lire Them TJiclr Dae.
Robert Haines, Louisvillo Ky., incloses a
clipping lrom tho Louisville I'ost, approving
thu President's veto, llo rajis tho editors
knuckles very sharply for the scutimcuts there
W. G. Thornton. Auburn Four Corners, Pa.,
is greatly pleased with tho stand taken by The
National Trirune and against thoso who
howl at pension legislation. He says the sol
diers are not objects of charity. Tho Govern
ment owes them a just debt, and should bo
willing to pav it.
D. C. MeMtrttric, Co. n, 72d 111.. Emporia,
Kan., incloses au arliclo from the Chicago In
terior, arguing "against any further pension
losi-dation, and also a copy of a letter written
by tho comrado to the editor of tho Interior,
stopping tho paper on nccout of its sentiments.
Chas. S. Derlaud, Captain, 3d Pa. Cav., Boil
ing Springs, Pa., commends in tho warmest
tonus tho course taken by The National
Trirune in regard to pensions. He hopes tho
limo is not far distant when tho principles it
advocates may bo recognized by tho law-makers
of tho land.
John L. Rogera, Ironton, O., complains or tho
injustico or the pensions laws. Ho hopes tho
wrongs or the soldiers will be righted in the
next world, if not iu this.
S. II. Jennings, Hornellsvillo, X. Y., thinks
it is a National disgraco that loyal ami true
hearted patriots and their wives and children
are suffered to becomo tramp ami paupers.
The Government is abundantly able to aid
them, and should promptly do so.
Wm. II. Thompson, Harlem Springs, O.,
thinks ex-Union soldiers ought to be pensioned
at $12 a mouth, whether disabled or not.
Geo. Banner, Co. A.'lOth Ind., Pcrkinsvillo,
Intl., thinks it would be a good idea in the next
National camptign to ask' each candidate for
President certain questions in regard to doing
justice to the soldiers, and find out how they
stand. It might help the boys in voting.
J. McAfee, residenco not given, says that
although President Cleveland is reported to
have said that tho soldiers ought to havo tho
preference for public cmployment.othcrthiugs
being equal, he has yet to hear or an instance
where ho has carried out this principle. On
the contrary, many sdldiers havo been turned
out or public positions to make room for mcu
who stayed at home during tho war.
S. D. Bingham, Co. K, 8th Conu., Meri
den, Conn., sarcastically says: "Wc demand
that tho debt wo owo thoso who so patri
otically loaned their gold to savo tho lifo
of our sick Nation ' be paid according
to contract' faithrully discharged. Flatter
ing resolves,' ' medals or houor,' ' testimonials
or bravery,' 'honorable discharges' and tho
title or ' veteran' will satisfy us. We are con
teut with the 50 per cent, dollars wo received
for our invaluable services; but don't, for
Heaven's sake, let thoso generous, noble, self
sacrificing bondholders suffer on account of our
ingratitude. What would England sav. ivho
holds our bonds? How would our credit sin1-
m mighty Europo? What 'base ingratie
to thoso whole-souled Englishmen whose
paties and assistance so materially contrib
to our successfully crushing tho monster .
bellion! Don't make us appear objects or
charity. Call off your dogs."
N. B. Marford, Bethel, O., commends The
National Trirune for its-able and fearless
support of all measures tho object of which is
to discharge tho obligations tho Government
owes to the soldiers.
J. R. MeBtide, Washington, D. C, compli
ments The National Trirune for its efforts
in behalf of tho Dependent Pension Bill.
O. P. Way, Sergeant, Co. D, Sth Conn., Col
chester, Conn., heartily approves tho principles
advocated by The National Trirune in re
gard to pension legislation.
C!nx3. Bells, Battery M, 2d Mo. Art., Pinck
ncyville, HI., says the Government is very
careful to fulfill to tho letter its promises to
tho bondholders, but is far less scrupulous in
keeping its pledges to the soldiers.
P. F. Lcaman, Newburg, Pa., incloses an
editorial from tho Philadelphia Times, arguing
against tho Pension bill receutly passed by
Congrcas and now vetoed by tho President.
Ho thinks if the editor had been at.Anderson
villc as long as the writer he would sing a dif
W. T. Glenn, First Sergeant, Co. G, 31st Ind.,
822 West Iiko street, Chicago, 111., wonders
that Congressmen are so backwaid in legislating
for tho relier or tho soldiers. Ho says there
are row or them who do not admit privately
tho justico or theso claims, but thoy do not
seem to havo tho courage to carry out their
convictions in making laws, except where thoy
are for the benefit of tho bravo bondholders.
Wm. M. Berkshire, First Sergeant, Co. G,
7th Ky. Cav., St rushing. Mo., writes of "equiv
alent disability," and urges that mauy who aro
disabled rrom wounds and disease should bo
rated with thosa who havo lost limbs.
Isaac Reed, Co. F, 2Cth Iiid.,Cannelton, Ind.,
raps tho knuckles or thu editor or tho Evans
ville Journal for denouncing measures for tho
relier or the soldiers.
Rev. J. B. Webster, Co. E, 22d N. Y., Fort Anne,
N. Y., oxpresses great indignation with tho
editor or tho New York Times, who in a recent
article against the Dependent Pension Billmado
tho wholesale charge of iudolcuce aud perjury
against tho soldiers.
Thos. Kiipatrick, Co. E, 117th Ind., hopes somo
bill will bo gotten up that will givo relief to tho
soldiers who are not ablo to make satisfactory
proof under tho present pensiou laws.
L. W. Halbritter, TuUncIton, W. Va.,raps tho
editor of the New York HWld for opposing
pension bills before Congress.!
Geo. W. Itoger, Clcarport O., thinks that
ir Membcis or Congress could sco the haggard
faces and tho rags of many suffering veterans
and their families thoy would not hesitate to
do justice to them.
W. W. Hubbell, Rutland, O., alludes to tho
services aud sufferings pf the soldiers und tho
Just claim they have upon tho Government for
consideration. His sentiment is, "Pensions for
tho living; tears for the, dead."
Milton Reynolds, Lieutenant, Co. C, 8th N.
Y. Cav., Marysvillo, Mich., commends tho courso
of The National Trirune in its earnest ad
vocacy of justico to tho soldiers.
A. F. Smith, Wayne, Mich., points his mus
ket at tho editor or tho Detroit Eeaiing Neva
for opposing further pension legislation.
"A Taxpayer," Strykcr, O., uses somo very
strong languago in regard to tho policy of tho
Government toward tho soldiers, which forces
them to seek refuge in tho poorhouscs of tho
country. Ho urges his comrades with great
earnestness to support for 3fembcrs of Con
gress nud other high positions only men who
aro willing to do juatico to the soldiers.
W. E. Montgomery, Macon, Mo., criticizes
the action of tho Missouri Legislature in de
feating a bill for tho erection of a Soldiers'
Andrew X Thomasson pays a high compli
ment to tho worth aud integrity of the old sol
diers. He aays tho men who woro good sol
diers moke good citizens, and in all the posi
tions of life thoy bear themselves as such. Ho
hopes tho timo will corao when thoy will xo
ceivo full justico at thohand3of tho Govern
ment. Ancil B. Freeman, Co. E, 69th Ind., Sutton,
Kan., writes of tho inequalities of the Pension
Laws and hopes they will bo po changed that
fuller justico may bo dono to the disabled vet
erans of tho war.
A. J. Juckett.'Co.I, 2d Mich., Homer, Mich.,
writes of tho needy condition of very mny of
the old soldiers and of tho urgent demand for
immediato action in their behalf by Congress.
John F. Hiff, Co. E, 13th 111., Anrora, 111.,
vigorously disputes the claim of tho White Star
peoplo to the glory of Lookout Mountain. IIo
insi3t3 that Whitaker's Brigade was in tho
front lino on tho 21th of November, on the
mountain, and that tho flag of the Sth Ky. was
first planted on the summit. He sugg'ests that
Comrado Blundin and his fellow-patriots had
bettor read up on tho subject in Grant's Mem
oirs. Chai. A. Tompkins, Co. E, 137th N. Y., Gleu
Castlo, N. Y.. belonged to tho Whito Star Di
vision, and holds the position he and others
havo so firmly taken in regard to Lookout
Mountain. He says ho supposes tho Western
hoys will next bo claiming tho battlo of Get
tysburg. For tho sake of harmony ho is will
ing to concede that ho never was in tho army,
and that there was not any Whito Star Divis
ion, nor any Lookout Mountain, nor any war.
Ho hopes this will satisfy tho membera of
Jonathan Taylor, 29th Ohio, St. Panl, Neb.,
says the first flag planted ou Lookout Mount
ain belonged to tho "Whito Star Division,"
and was carried in the hands of Gen. Geary,
who climbed the ladder at tho Bpring and
planted it on tho summit before sunriso ou tho
inorninc of Nov. 23.
W. B. Keith, Co. B, 35th Tnd., Mondamin,
Iowa, returning to the subject of Lookont
Mountain, renews tho claim that Whitaker's
Brigade charged up to tho point of the mount
ain and first planted tho Stars aud Stripes
J. H. noldcn.Co. A.OGth 111.. San Francisco.
Cal., says his regiment belonged to tho Second
Brigade, First Division, Fourth Corp3, and wa3
very actively engaged in tho fighting on Look
out Mountain. He insists that tho flag of tho
8th Ky. was tho first planted on the point of
Wm. C. Taylor, Quartermaster, 45th HI..
Eureka., 111., referring to the Lookout Mount
ain controversy. scnd3 a printed copy of tho of
ficial report of Col. J. E. Taylor, a" brother of
the writer, who commanded tho 40th Ohio in
that engagement. The report shows that tho
two pieces of artillery captured at the Craven
House were taken by that rcgimcut, and not
by any of tho White Star people.
V. Maxwell, Co. I, 25th Iowa, Girard.Kan.,
thinks the men of the White Star Division arc
doing a larger share of the "blowing" than
they did of the fighting at Lookout Mountain.
Ho says a good word for Gen. Ostcrhaus's
James Miller, Co. D, 3Gth Ind., Adrian, HI.,
thinks his regiment had a3 much to do with
Lookout Mountain as any of the Whito Star
boys. IIo says the soldiers who voted for Mr.
Cleveland mti3t try and do better next timo.
H. II. Davis, First Sergeant, Co. A, 8th Ky.,
says that Comrade Blundin is very weak as to
facts in regard to Lookout Mountain. The
writer was one of the detachment of the 8th
Ky. which climbed tho mountain and planted
tho flag of that regiment on tho point. He
went with Capt. John Wilson and four other3.
Ho says this statement can be sustained by sev
eral thousand men who witnessed it. Tho
members of tho party, including tho writer,
wcro granted a furlough of 30 days by order of
Gen. Thomas for thatx'xploit.
Geo. Brooko, Morris, 111., sends a lengthy
sketch of the fight of Capron's Brigado at Har
D. F. McCoy, Grand Valloy, Pa., says that in
traveling through tho country, and conversing
with farmers, ho is led to inquire why it is
that this class of peoplo are so " hard-up," and
have such difficulty in making "both ends
meet." Ho says that in Warren Co., Pa., not
one farmer in 20 is able to keep his family com
fortable, and pay his taxes and debt3, without
cngagiug in outside business. IIo thinks there
must bo some cause for this, and deems tho
subject worthy tho consideration of tho law
makers. Frcdorick Schneider, Co. A, 7th Ohio, cor
recting Comrade Knott, 127th 111., says that
the Second Brigade, Second Division, Fifteenth
Corps was composed or the 30th, 37th, 47th,
KM aud 51th Ohio, S3d Iud., llb'th Ilk aud Do
Eugcno Scott, Roulette, Pa., cannot under
stand the feelings that prompt certain political
editors to speak of tho Vetera u soldiers as pau
pers and mendicants.
N. C. Adaui3, Co. I, llth Ohio, Spring Creek,
Minn., wonders what has becomo of all tho
comrades of Turchin's Brigade, which was tho
virst Brigade, Third Division, Fourteenth
.'orp3. The members of this brigado were fa
mous for foraging as well as fightiug.
Gottlieh Esali. Co. D,lst battalion, 13th U.S.
Inf.. Omaha, Neb., correcting Comrade Knott,
127th III., says, that as he remembers, the 6th
and Sth Mo., 83d Ind.. 111th III. and 13th U. S.
Inf., were iu tho First Brigade, Second Divis
ion, Fifteenth Corps, commanded by Gen. Mor
gan L. Smith, formerly Colonel, Sth Mo.
Robert A. Stephenson, Co. F, SOth III., Spring
field, O., say3 ho almost thinks sometimes that
his regiment did not do any service, and yet
he knows its record will compare favorably
with that or auy other regiment. Ho says tho
SOth Ind. did not belong to Terrill'a Brigade at
Perryville. The brisade was composed or tho
SOth and 123d HI., 101st Ind. and 105th Ohio.
Tho writer would bo very glad to hear from
any of his old comrades, and suggests that a
Reunion be held at St. Louis during the Na
James W. Frazior, Co. F, 5th Kan. Cav.,
takes much pleasure in looking over the
"Picket Shots" in The National Triuune.
He thinks the boys hit tho mark fully as often
as thoy did during the war. He would be glad
to see something from his regiment.
Eugene F. Councilman, Co. D, 2Cth Iowa,
says ho was wounded iu the charge to retake
DeGrcss's battery before Atlanta, and rejoined
his regiment at Raleigh, N. C. On tho march
to Washington he " played out," and was rid
,ing in the commissary wagon with a supply
of meat for his mess. He'wcut to sleep and
somebody stole nil the meat. Ho would liko
to know who tho culprit was.
James Jardino, Co. F, 5-Ith Ohio, Grant,
Colo., correcting Comrade Knott, says tho 51th
Ohio aud 55th III. were iu the same brigade at
Shiloh, and remained together until tiicy were
mustered out. At no timo did tho 13th U. S.
Inf. belong to the Second Brigade, Second Di
vision, Fifteenth Corps.
James E. SowJera, Co. D, 3d Ind., Clinton,
Ind., thinks the United States Government
does a grievous wrong by issuing, for $25 each,
licenses to sell liquor, which causes so much
suffering and ruin among tho peoplo.
R. B. Lyle, Co. I, llbth Pa., Brookville, Pa.,
says he has never seen anything in The Na
tional Trirune from his regiment. He
says it joined tho First Brigade, First Divis
ion, Second Corp3, Army of tho Potomac, in
December, 1SG2, and lef$ a large number of its
men on tho battlefields of that army. It was
brigaded with tho 5th N. 11., 61st N".Y and
81st Pa. The Colonel of tho 1 13th was James
A. Beaver, now Governor of Pennsylvania.
Tho llSth was in all the battles, beginning
with Chancellorsvillo aud ending with Appo
mattox. John Woosley, 57th Ohio, Berryville, Ark.,
asks why tho comrades havo omitted the 30th
and 57th Ohio from the Secoud Division of the
J. K. Funk, Co. K, 49th Ohio, Berwick, O.;
souds tho words of tho rebel spy's soug, which
havo already boon published.
Michael Deuterlein, Co. K, 47th Ohio, says
tho Second Division, Fifteenth Corps, was com
posed of tho 111th aud HGth 111., 83d Ind.,
37th. 47th, and 51th Ohio, 13th U. S. Inf. and
Information Akrd and Glren.
L. P. Atkius, Etlio, Tenn., wishes to ask If
any comrade remembers a young soldier by tho
namo of Daniel Acutl from Tennessee, who
died at Cumberland Gap in Octobor, 18U2. He
belonged to Co. F, 1st Teun. Cav. Tho writer
would bo glad for any information concerning
W. H. McFarland, Co. B, 5th Wis., Madison,
Wis., noticing an inquiry for tho life of Mother
Bickerdyko, says tho book is for salo at $1 a
copy, by N. B. Hood, editor Lone Rock Repub
lican, Lono Rock, Wis. Ho says tho cntiro
profits go to Mother Bickerdyko.
J. S. Aloxandor, Portland Mills, Ind., asks for
Information concerning John Edward Keelor,
or Keller, who was severely wounded by a
Baber-cut on tho head, which destroyed tho loft
eye, and had another saber-wound on tho le?t
arm. Tho writor docs not know to what regi
ment he belonged. Ho was a machinist, aud
had lived In Pennsylvania, Ohio and Michigan.
Ho was born in tho Stato first named, and had
onco been a sailor. All his papers were horned
with his house.
C. Mollcnnpp, Malta, HI., asks If any com
rade can give him information of Jacob Mollo
napprwho belonged to Co. E, 34th Ohio. He
was wounded and captured at Cedar Creek, and
confined in Andcrsonville prison.
S.B.VieIe,Tccumseh, Nob., asks for informa
tion of tho widow and son of his brother, Alex
ander Viele, who wa3 lock-tender either at
Massillon, Stark Co., or Clinton, Summit Co.,
O. He wa3 drowned in ltiG5. His widow,
Maria, was last heard of at Akron. O.
Stephen P. Eobillard, Co. K,10th N. Y.H, A.,
Monto Vista, Colo., says ho Is greatly troubled
with a ringing in his ears, and wishes somo
comrado could snggcsfc a remedy.
J. G. Seeley, Randolph, Iowa, ask3 informa
tion concerning a woman whose name was
Ellen Pfailambee. She married Chas. Thornby
and afterward John Baker. Sho worked in a
hotel at St. Joseph, Mo., and after her last mar
riage went West. Her brother, Mbscs H. Phil
ambee, served threo years in Co. A, 20th Wis.
Charles W. Sloat, Geneva, O., ask3 if any his
tory or sketch ha3 ever been written of Gen.
Sully's expedition in Dakota in 1SG3; and if so,
wluro ho can get it.
Milton C. Guest, Rock Elm, Wis., inquires
what has become of a man named Husband,
who was a nurso in the hospital of the Llth
Iowa at Cairo, 111., in the Summer of 1SG3.
A. C. Vcrdenburg, Co. G, 29th Mich., Salt
River, Mich., would bo glad of any information
concerning tho whereabouts of Dr. Kimble,
who lived in Isabella County, Mich., about 20
A. V. Kendrick, Bnrlington, Iowa, asks if
anyone can tell him what became of M. D.
Darnal, Co. A, 43d Ind., who was wounded and
left behind during tho Camden expedition in
Arkansas m the bpring of 1S04. His friends
would liko to learn his fate.
Catharine Hartman, care of Wm. A. McGin
ni3, Terra Alta, W.Va., makes an urgent appeal
for information concerning the death, or where
abouts if living, of her husband, Joseph Harfc
mau, Co. A, 17th Veteran Reserve Corp3.
J. M. Spencer, Lawrence, Kan., referring to
tho reqnest of Comrado Fletcher, Franklin,
Neb., for a remedy for dcafuoss, say3 that ho
wa3 cured by the use of skunk's oil, fivo drops
being put in tho ear every morning.
Erastus Colburn, Co. A, 10th N. Y. Cav.,
Whitcsboro. Cal., lost two discharges one on
the railroad between Elmira and Dunkirk, N.
Y., and the other in San Francisco. The date
of his discharge wa3 Aug. 4, 1S65. Ho would bo
glad to recover them.
Wm. H. Lute3, Co. E, 10th Iowa. Wymore,
Neb., sends a brief sketch of the services of his
regiment, which participated in all the battles
of tho Army of the Tenuessee. He has in hi3
possession a small pocket Bible, found in Wil
liamson Swamp. Ga.,iu January, 18G5. On the
flyleaf is inscribed: "Presouted to Second
Lieut. Andrew J. Ice by his friend, T. O. Spen
cer, May 1 1, 1861."
John II. Puckett, 2I1G Venablo street, Rich
mond, Va., has a gold badge which was picked
up on the battlefield of Cold Harbor. On one
sideare crossed sabers, and he thinks it belonged
to a cavalryman. It bears the inscription:
"Wm.Bgrcb,lSG2r" beside the names of sev
eral battles. The writer also has a large gutta
percha ring with a silver setting, on which is
engraved tho namo "J.G.Alger, 102d Pa."
W. C. Wright, Co.F, 102d N. Y., Emery, Han
son Co., Dak., ha3 in his possession the dis
charge of Daniel D. Steel, a private of Co. G,
102d N. Y., which he would bo glad to return
to him or his friends.
John E. White, Nevada, Mo., would ho glad
for tidings of his discharge from Co. G, 22d 111.,
which he lost in the latter part of 1364 or early
George Walker, Co. B, 16th Mass., Anbnrn
dalo, Va., has a metal badge which ho found
near Warrenton, Va in December, 1S62. It
bcare the inscription: "Presented to A. M.
Capcn, Gibson Division, No. 21, S. of T."
In Prison Cell.
W. H. Webstor, Co. A, SOth N. Y.. Lansing
burg, N. Y., replyiug to Comrado Boyer, 19th
Iowa, who does not understand why ex-prisoners
of war should receive pensions, tells of
the great sufferings and privations which were
endured, in consequence of which all of them,
with scarcely an exceptionr are broken down
in health and more or less disabled. Ho thinks
no class of survivors of tho war is more deserv
ing of tho attention of Congress.
Ira B. Horuer, Co. K, 65th Ohio, Weston, O.,
replying to L. M. Boyer, says tho comrade can
have very little idea of the suffering endured
by tho Union prisoners of war. Tho writer
say3 he has had experience in that direction,
and he knows all about their hardships and
privations. There is scarcely one of the sur
vivors of the rebel prison-pens who is not bro
ken in health.
W. F. Wallace, Co. B, 12th W. Va., say3 ho
was at Andersonville, and language cannot por
tray a tithe of tho sufferings endured by the
men who were so long confined in that horri
blo place. Ho thinks no class of soldiers moro
deserving of consideration.
Thomas J. Scott, Co. A, 62d N.Y., writes
briefly of the horrora of Andersonville prison.
He asks if any comrade can furnish him with
the poem written by one of tho prisoners, be
ginning: O. ye who yet can save U9.
Will ye leave us here to die?
He wonders if his old chum, Wm. Nicholson,
who had his Iett arm shot off in tho pri3on. i3
yet alive; if so, ho would be greatly pleased to
hear from him.
A. Woody, Co. E. llth Pa. Cav.. Litchfield,
Neb., says ho wa3 wounded and taken prisoner
at Rocky Gap, W. Va., Aug. 27, 1S63. Ho was
a prisoner three months. He think3 tho Gov
ernment i3 very nnjust in its treatment of tho
ex-prisoners, and is also deeply grieved at the
veto of tho Dependent Pension Bill by tho
W. G. Bonscll, Quartermaster-Sergeant, 1st
Va., Marietta, O., appreciates tho efforts of The
National Tribune in behalf of tho ex-prisoners
of war. Ho says ho was captured in
September, 1S63, after more than two years of
service, and was at Libby, Belle Isle, Anderson
ville, Charleston aud Florence
Orrin J. Cary, Co. G, 10th N. Y. Cav., Green
ville, Mich., says he was novor a prisoner of
war, but from observation he know3 something
of the hardships endured by Union soldiers in
rebel prisons, and has no sympathy with thoso
who belittle their claims upon tho Government.
He thinks tho bill to pension them should havo
been passed. '
Lost and Found.
Alfred Bcrkey, St. Louis, Mo., sends the dis
charge of George S. Smith, Co. I, 6th Ohio Cav.
He was discharged at Warrenton Junction, Va.,
to enlist in the navy. Comrade Smith, ifliving,
or his friends, can have thesamo by addressing
The National Trirune.
D. W. Welsh, Box 1100, Parkcrsburg, W. Va.,
has the discharge of John W. Boone, Co. D, 1st
Eastern Shore (Md.) volunteers.
H. C. Fisk, Decatur, HI., bos the discharge
of Simon L. Yost, Co. K, 73d Ohio; also, a
motal badge given by the Stato of Virginia to
Dave W. Jones, Co. 1. 1 4th Va.
G.W. Clark, Scottville, Mich., has a war medal,
found by him In North Carolina in April, 1865.
On one aido aro an eagle and other patriotic
devices, and on the other is the name of James
Fol voy, Co. C, 99th N. Y. Ho would be glad to
restore it to him or his frieuds.
E. P. Ring, Captain, Co. A, llth Pa. Cav.,
Spirit Lake, Iowa, has in his possession tho
diary of Wm. A. Barber, which he would bo
glad to restore to his friends. Ho says Com
rade Barber was acting First Sergeant of his
company when captured, and wa3 afterward
commissioned First Lieuteuant, but never had
an opportunity to wear his well-earned shoulder-strap.?,
as ho died in rebel prison.
George Nauman, North Tlatto, Neb., ha3 tho
discharge of John Haratrick, Co. G, 2d Iowa
Cav.; also, two discharges of Henry Clouth, one
from Co. A. 99th N. Y., and tho other from Co.
A, llth U. S. Inf.
Mary E. Griffiths, Weston College, Linn Co..
Iowa, asks for tho discharge of her husband,
Thomas Griffiths, Co. H, 2d Iowa, in August,
E. J. Ohl, Mineral Ridge. 0.r has the dis
charge of Gcorgo Hill, Co. D. 3d N. Y., given
at Raleigh, N. C, Aug. 23, 1S65.
H. H. Hyde, Fairfield, Neb., says ho found a
sachel of clothing, including a uniform, be
tween Fairfield and Nelson, Neb., last Decem
ber, which ho would liko to restore to tho
Uric acid in tho blood kills millions every
year. Try Warner's safo cure, tho great uric
acid neutral Izer.
Confused Her Brain.
Detroit, Mich., Nov. 20, 1835. Four yeara
ago I suffered intensely from congestion of the
right kiduoy, pain in head and neck and left
side, chills, brain confused. Physicians unable
to help mo. Confined to my bed. After taking
Bix bott!c3 of Warner's safe enre, I recovered
perfectly. MRS. C. M. STODDARD, 360 Third
Hy lwa aa4
Boliil dm of putrlfccUon and
my ears discharged oCeoslva
nmUer Iu largo nuautUies. I
l almost despaired of gettins
well. J.N.l'erry, Potter Brook,
.., said that Dr. Knnedy'3.
Favorite Remedy Lad comoV
and I resolved to try It. I had
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gun to Imt.rove. I continued to
um the Favorite Jtemdy andi
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P ftvnle Remedy to Uw greatest
Wood Piirittr 1 fcnnw X A.
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( ha. K Owen, Imnville, N. Y.,
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a, . ." " " "wk hiimj irom sail
Rheum. The eruption rniddly surest, canrtntj my fleari
to swell and crack. I Dre:erred death ta lib. .i tiib .
I WAS ENTIRELY CURED
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ofScromiotis L leers, sore. Glandular 3wellliw. Dr. Da
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kidney disease that yield to no other medielne. ar
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