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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON, D. .0., THURSDAY, MAY 24, 18S8.-TWELYE PAGES.
FIGljTING THEty OYER
Wlial Our Veterans Have to Say About
Their Old Campaigns.
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UNION VS. REBEL CAVALRY.
The Superiority r the Farmer rreiod on Hany
Editor National Tribons:
OME titno during the
month of May, 1363, the
ruioa Cavalry Corps in
the East was organized,
with Gen. Pleasonton
i 11 command. The
corps consisted of three
weak di visions, com
manded by Gens. Bu
ford, D. MclL Gregg
and Duffie. Afier-
i T..., oa law
s A -3 Duffle's and Stabl's
were united, and con
stituted the Third Di-
Tision, under Geu. Judaon Kilpstrick. The
First Division, Gen. Buford commanding
conahted of three brigades Gamble's, Devins's
aud ICcrritt's. The First Brigade was composed
of three regiments Sth 111., 3d Ind. and 12th
I1L, if utv memory serves tnc correctly.
Up to this time the theater of war was not
considered very favorable for cavalry. Men ac
customed to the nse of both horses and anna
were verv few in the North, while in the South
meat had been aeenstotued to both all their
lives, and to fcne very end the best blood in the
land rode after Stuart, Hampton and the Lees.
The strength of the Union Cavalry Corps was
estimated at 8.000, while the Confederate corps
-nnmbferBd over 10.000 effective men.
Early in June, 1603, Gen. Hooker ordered
?leamntonU po to Culpeper and "beat up"
Stuart, and learn, if possible, the position of
lee's army. Jane 3 found Pleasonton with his
cavalry at Warrenton Junction, where he re
mained nutil the 9th, when he ordered Buford
to cross t lie Rappahannock at Beverly's Ford,
and Grerp and Duflie a KeJ'y's Ford. After
crossing the river all were ordered to inarch for
Brandy Station is situated about half-way be
tween the itappanauttock Kiver and Culpeper,
and ahonr five miles distant from both. A few
hundred yurds north of Brandy Station is Fleet--wood
Hiil a commanding position. Gen.
Gregg found this position occupied by the ene
my, an4 some terrine fighting drove them
away. The enemy. reeeivinjr reinforcements,
returned, &zA drove Gregg from the position,
and so tliey both kept it up for nearly the whole
day first ' one would, have it aud then the
We will now leave Greeg and his men fight
ing like the devil and Tom Walker, and look
for Bnfurd and his men.
Atdav'.rcak Buford crossed and drove the
cnemjV pickets back to St. James's Church,
where S'uart was wiUt the main body of his
cavalry. Buford attacked him vigorously, aud
gained pru! steadily U day. The rebels
fought desperately, but Buford. was there to
Bight here I will state, without danger
of cauti. Jictioc. Uiat Geu. Buford was one of
the very best Generals we had. He had not
itoe dafb of some other leaders, but his "stay
ing finalities" more than compensated for that.
"We felt assured when lie had command that
-tve would not be called upon to go where he
-would not lead, and that he would not expose
ns ta nioews-wy danger for the mere gaiu of
glory lr himself. He was cautious but sure,
and never throw away the lives of his men for
nothing. He was brave, but not to rashness.
He was very popular with the boys, as much so
as "Pap" Thomas of the West. I have seen
liim on Use skirmish-line with the men, en
couraging them to "go forward "and "hold
fast." ! have seen him with his shirt off skir
mishing for graybacks with the boys, too.
But I most resume.
TkeFirbt-Famtttes-of-Tirginia boys had their
match that day. It was "nip and tuck" all
day loug. In one of the charges Gen. W. XL
E. Lee was wounded in front of Buford. Some
time .urig the afternoon Gen. Pleasonton,
having captured some important orders and dis
patches lielongittg to the Confederates, con
stater 1t nriwioa accomplished, and ordered
the wrti dtawaf of his entire command, which
was eKTtcd leisurely and without moiesta
tioa, and at sunset the river again flewod be
tween the opposing forces.
This bad been, in the main, a. true cavalry
battle, which settled, the question of
0f-lKKJOKITY OF THE 2EBEL CAVALXY
it and soon scud it flying to tlio rear. Gen.
Buford cntue along the lino saying, "Boys, wo
must hold this position until Reynolds comes
up or die in the attempt." Wo did hold it for
two long aud dreadful hours. At last our am
munition began to give out, our guns became
hot by rapid firing, aud the rebels more des
perate. We began to say, "Oh, if Boy nobis
would only' come I" At last there is a lull for
a few minutes. Wcsee Gen, Reynolds and staff
coining across the fields iu a gallop. Soon his
men come running and panting, poor fellows,
having double-quicked it for the last three
miles. Gen. Reynolds conios riding along our
line, and as he passes lie smiles aud praises us.
Ho soon has his men iu line, and wo wore
ordered back to rest awhile. Gen. Buford
thanks us, and wo aro satisfied that wo have
done our duty. But, alas! how many of our
brave comrades have fallen. We rest for a
short time, supply ourselves with ammunition,
aud then we go at it again. At about -1 o'clock
p. ni. of the same day we were put on the left
flank, and when the rebels made their final at
tack for that day aud gained their greatest ad
vantage, met and held Lane's rebel brigade in
check until we were ordered to fall back to
avoid being surrounded. On the 2d and 3d we
were sent here and there as occasion demanded.
After those three days of terrific fighting, Lee,
seeiug that the star of destiny had left him, and
that he was unable to fight any longer at Gettys
burg, ordered a retreat. Then the cavalry had
a duty to perfoim, i. e., "harass his rear," and
we did. We kept him in trouble all the way
back to Richmond. We hung on his flanks and
rear and made him disgorge his ill-gotten gain.
We captured his wagon-trains and thousands
of his wounded men. Our brigade struck at
him at Wiliiamsport, Md., on July G, where wo
captured a part of a wagou-traiu. Wo hit him
again at Boousboro, Md., on the 9th aud at
Fnnktown and Falling Water on the 11th and
14th of July, thus following him across the
Potomac River. Again wo tickled his flank at
Chester Gap Julv 27 and 28. This was the last
blow we aimed at him on this campaign. Wo
were then permitted to rest a while, but not
long, for sometime in September (Sept. 22) tho
cavalry was ordered to make a rcconuoissanco
in force from Madison Courthouse to Orange
Courthouse and Gordonsville, Va.
Lee could not bo inactive very long, so in
October we find him making forced marches,
trying to get in Meade's rear that is, between
him and Washington, D. C. Leaving Hood to
press Meade in front and divert his attention
from the main point of attack, Lee hastened by
a circuitous route to try to reach the old Bull
Run battlefield, and thus put himself between
Meade aud the Capital. But the evor-vigilant
cavalry unearthedLee'smovemenls, and Meade
fell back with all due haste, reaching tho old
battlefield of Bull Run only 40 minutes in ad
vance of Loe. The cavalry being left to guard
Meade's large wagou-train had a heavy task to
Hood with his corps and Stuart with his cav
alry seemed determined to have that train,
and we wore just as determined that he should
not. The train when on the march was over
eight miles long. Our first battle on what was
called Meade's retreat was a night attack on tho
rebel rifle-pits near Mitchel's Ford, ll.ipidau
River, Oct. 10, 1803; nest at Stophensburg, Oct.
II, and Brandy Station, Oct. 12. 13. These
were no small affairs I assure you, but regular
battles between our cavalry on one side and
the rebel cavalry aud infantry on the other.
After that we had skirmishing all the way
from Bealetou Station to Bull Run plains, Oct. 13
to Oct. 19, lrtift. When Loe found himself check
mated he fell slowly back toward his old camp
ing ground, Meade following cautiously. Then
the Union cavalry had some more harrassiug
to do, continuing from Thoroughfare Gap to
Rappahannock Station, aud lasting from Oct.
21 to Oct 23, 1363. Soon after our old 12th 111.
Cav. was sent home to veteranize, by order of
the War Department at Washington, D. C. I
have mentioned only the battles in which the
old 12th took an active part. There were many
other battles iu which the other divisions aud
brigades were engaged, not mentioned here.
We fought side by side with brave men in other
regiments, among them the 3d Ind. Cav., Sth
III. Cav., Sth K. Y. Cav., 2d Me. Cav., and last,
but not least, the 2d N. J. Cav. J. M. Gard
ner, Sergeant, Co. E, 12th 111. Cav.
Capt. TTolf Keplies to Capt. Conner.
Editor National Tribune:
INCE tho publication
r1, jfcp'r i""'rTfl
I Ui respect, if no other, the battle was
an isprtaat one. The Union cavalry remain
ed at tVarrcnton Junction a few days, and then
was on the march again.
The 17th of Jane found Staart's cavalry
at Aldie, where a fierce battle took .place, in
whieh the Union cavalry were victorious.
Daring the nut four davs there was a con
tinual fj-1it goinson. The battle near Middle
Iranr on the 19th of Jane was well contested.
At XJpftervUle on the 21st of June another ter
rific virtue was foagfct, when Stuart, finding
that hf could not gain any advantage, retreated.
After thi the divisions were sent out on dif
ferent routes and did their work separately for
My object in this sketch is t follow the obi
12th 11! in its battles and skirmishes. As I
have stated before, we were put in the First
Brigade, with the ah ID. and 3d I ml.; Col.
Gwiahle, ( the 3d, commanding the brigade.
CoL Gattstrfe jnst suited us, for he was as un
pretending as any old former, but a braver man
never lived. He and Buford were our idols.
After leaving Upperville Bu ford's Division
hugged the Bine Bidge Mountains on the east
until it readied the Potomac River at Edwards's
Ferry, where it aeon crossed ever, and was on
June 27 in Frederick City.Md. Buford stopped
titer k- eMouf(h to hang a rebel spy or two.
On June 28 ho was at Boonsboro, on the 29th
at Esmniitsburg. and on the afternoon of the
30th reached GtttysWrg. We found Gettys
bnrg ow-b ed by the rebels belonging to Gen.
?etttere' Brigade, who retired at our ap
p roacn. The dtiswus were very much rejoiced
to see us. and the ladies sang, waved thoir
handkerchiefs, and threw kisses to us from
every window and balcony ia the town.
Buford, seeing the importance of this posi
tion, assigned Ga. Devins's Brigade to the
country north of the town, and Gamble's to
that west. In a very short time our picket
line extended along the east bank of a creek,
from below a road .running southwest toward
Bajeerctowu. to the railroad cut northwest,
end then east to another creek. As I have
never been on the ground since the day of the
battle, I do not remember the names of those
creeks. liuford sent out scouts on every road
to look for the enemy, and a messenger was
sunt to Gen. Reynolds, at EnuaiUsburg, in
forming him of the condition of things at that
tune. We saw Lee's eatu pores northwest of us
about eight miles soon after midnight on the
1st of July, and we knew that his being up so
early meant business; hat we did not dream
that his business would be with us, for we
thought he was on his way to Harrisburg, Pa.
We wire on the alert, however, and about 7
o'clock a. iu. we saw a rml fiag in the far dis
tance coming toward us, aud in less than one
hour from that time the first shot was fired at
the advancing rebel column, which was now
If I rc-niembereorreedy, It was one of the 8th
IH. cavalry boys that
fikjcd tmk nmrr shot,
for a part of that regiment was on picket then.
Buford ordered Gamble to hold his position, if
lisatfhle, until Gen. Reynolds's command could
much us. Bufotd sent word to Reynolds that
we were attacked by the enemy in force, and
that he v.ould hold fast, if jKissible, until
he (Key uolds) arrived. Gamble soon had us all
dfeUMHitited and in line, and then began one of
the hardest battles of the war, and, 1 might say,
of the world, for the battle of Gettysburg is so
oaasidend by eod authority. The Union Cav
alry bad proven itself more than a match for
the rebel cavalry, and now it was to be demon
strated, and that thoroughly, too, that it could
an Ass faliy compote with double its number of
sshel u. fit i try. I say this without boasting, for
a rorre t statement of the facts will prove my
&4sertious. The rebels tried again and again.
o drive us from the field, bat in vain.
Buford was tbera to stay, and stay he did.
Vht tend breech-load iug guns, while the rebels
had the old moade-loading rifles. We could
f&eot three times, if not more, to their once,
and, besides, we had Calef 's Battery (A, 2d U. S.
Art,) with c, which was one of the best in the
army. We could hold any skirmish-line the
x ,Am could nut against us in check, aud when
th y would send a battle line, with close col
vjzus, up, CaleTs guns would tear great gaps iu
Peach Tree Creek.
Editor National Tribune: I have boon
waiting to hear if any of my old regiment
would have anything to bay about that little
affair at Peach Tree Creek, and seeing an ac
count of it by Comrade J. II. Hendersou, Co.
H, S6th 111., which is the most accurate of any
thing that I have seen, I will relate what I
know about it. On the afternoon of the 19th
of July, ItitH, the Third Brigade. Second Di
vision, Fourteenth Corps, was moved down on
the extreme right, near the creek, under a
lively fire of musketry. The first regiment to
cross was the52d Ohio; at any rate, we found
them some 300 yards beyond tho creek, at tho
edge of a little cornfield, fighting for dear life,
trying to hold a toe-hold on the brink of the
hill. Some were shooting, other. were shovel
ing dirt and piling up rails, and the Johnnies
were scouring thetn from the edge of the timber
at short range. Our reeiment was moved down
to the creek aud crossed on a foot-log, and as
soon as the regiment could close up after cross
ing, we were moved forward in line of battle
until we came up in Hue with the 52d Ohio,
with an interval of some 50 yards between our
right and their left. Our Colonel (Dihvorth) was
iu command of the brigade. Our regiment was
commanded by Maj. Rider, who, -I think, was
either drunk or a fool, as he received an order
from the Colonel commanding brigade to move
by the right flank and close up on the left of
the 52d Ohio. Instead of that he gave the order,
"Forward Guide center Double quick!"
taking us entirely beyond all support, and run
niug us into a rebel brigade in tho edge of the
woods. We drove their first regiment (the 13th
Miss.) back in a hurry, when we were charged
by the other three regiments of the brigade
the 2d, 6th and 9th Ark. There were oulv five
companies that received the forceof this charge.
I was in the second company from the right
when the charge was made, the colors of the
2d Ark. coming out of the woods within two
rods of me. We had a lively racket for some
five minutes, and the company to which I be
longed lost 30 men out of 43 iu that time. I
fired some half-io.en shots and received a
in ink-ball through each arm, and was captured
in that condition, and went eventually to
Hotel de Wirz minus my right arm. As to who
ciossed Peach Tree Creek after wo did and what
they ma3' have done this deponent saith not,
for I was very busy with the Johnnies. David
Siqlky, Co. B, 80th III., Havana, 111.
of Capt. Conner's artr
do in The National
Tribune of Jan. 26
questioning and even
contradicting what I
said in my article pub
lished Dec. 22 lastas to
tho position occupied
by tho 175th Ohio at
the battle of Franklin,
Tenn., Nov. 30, 1801, 1
have received numer
ous letters from mem
bers of the regiment
assuring me that I -was
correct in every particular. Then, again,
I see an article written by Capt. A. F. Denis
tou, of Co. C of our regiment, which corrobo
rates what I said, except in one thing. He says
that the regiment was on the left of tho cotton
gin, with tho right resting on tho Columbia
pike. I am sure that he did not intend to say
on the left, as we were on tho right of tho gin,
as we faced our works.
Now, Capt. Conner, I frankly admit one error
in my article. Instead of saying, as I did, that
our left was opposite the cotton-gin, I should
have said that the left of the regiment extend
ed nearly to it. You assure me that your arti
cle was meant as pleasantry, hut say that you
havo been calling upon others to disprove what
I asort, aud that 1 am mistaken. Captain, I
know whereof I speak, and do not have to call
upon anyone to convince me that I am correct,
although, as I said, quite a number of comrades
havo voluntarily written mo in regard to the
correctness of my statement. Tho regiment
you saw from your very advantageous position
charge up to the works, which were abandon
ed, as you state, by tho apparently cowardly
men of the 101th Ohio, was the 173th Ohio,
notwithstanding your positive assertion that
wo never occupied tho 101th Ohio's or any other
front lino of works on the left of tho Columbia
pike. Whore tho 10 lth were compelled to aban
don their works on the left of tho pike is where
wo met the rebels, and where wo stood within
a very few minutes aftor the 101th got out of
the way. I mean those of that regiment that
made way for Wagner to come in. I will hero
explain. A short time before that battle com
menced we were temporarily assigned to the
Third Brigade, Third Division, Twenty-third
Corps, aud took a position on tho left of the
Columbia pike. Now, Captain, I mean the Co
lumbia pike, not the Carter Creek pike nor
any other piko, but to the left of the Columbia
pike, just where you have reserve marked in
your diagram. Behind us a few paces was tho
10th Ky., and in the rear of that, as I was told,
the 12th Ky. If you had said that Riley's com
mand was composed of tho 100th, 10 lth, 173th
Ohio, Sth Tenn., 12th aud 16th Ky., you would
have been correct.
After what the 175th Ohio did and suffered
on that memorable day, hersurviving members
will never consent nor allow anyone to try to
pluck the honors she so nobly and so gloriously
won on that occasion. Our loss in the charge
was very hcavj. amounting to over 150 killed
and wounded. Capt.W. B. Logan, Co. D, was shot
through the head leading his compauy up to
I do not agree with your Captain that the
101th Ohio, or a part of them, left the works
on account of a misunderstood order. There
can be no doubt butwhat Wagner's orders were
to at once retire behind the works should he
discover Hood advancing in full force, and that
tne 101th Ohio were instructed to let him in ;
that Wagner disregarded the ordcra of his
superior officer, which was not to stand except
against cavalry and skirmishers, but to fall
back behind the main line. When assured by
his officers that Hood's entire force was coming,
his reply was, "Never mind ; fight them."
Wagner was a brave officer and a great fighter,
and his men were as true as their leader. In
this instance he was rash and imperiled the
safety of the men. Had he done as ordered,
and retired to the main line when he should,
I am satisfied that the 104th Ohio would not
have been accused of apparent cowardice. Tho
101th had to do what they did, or in trying to
beat back the enemy would have slain friends
and foe alike. Tho thing proper for them to
do was to lot Wagner in. In order to do this
they had to retire from the center. Had they
not done so they would undoubtedly havo been
trodden under foot. What Wagner's men did
after they got behind the main line I kuow
not I mean those that were not captured but
this I kuow, that as soon as they were out of
the way the advancing rebel hordes were
bravely met, and in time repulsed. The 175th
Ohio helped to do it, and remained in tho
center until the retreat to Nashville was
You misquote me again when yon undertako
to repeat what I said about Lieut. Kimball. I
said Lieut. Kimball, of Co. C, 104th Ohio; not
of the 175th Ohio, as you have it. What 1 said
he did can be corroborated by eye-witnesses, I
am sure, as well as by history. Whitelaw Reid,
in his History of Ohio in the War, makes prom
inent mention of the fact. You were also mis
taken in regard to the position of the 15th Ind.
battery. One of the -prominent farmers near
here, a member of that battery, Mr. Thomas
Tuttle, says that they were out of ammunition,
were over tho river, and took no part in the
engagement. Agaiu, Captain, may 1 not justly
accuse you of getting a little mixed on that
occasion, or, at least, it was too big an affair for
you to take it all in at a glance, as the time was
too limited. Then, as you say, it has beeu along
time since, and memory is often at fault. I
will here add that I have depended upon my
diary kept while in the service for tho accuracy
of some of my statements. I do not question the
fact that you aw a certain portion of our works
abandoned aud at once filled by tho reserves,
and I give you credit for believing that you
were correct; but the trouble is, you were not
aware of our assignment and the position wo
occupied, aud probably did not know of our
existence, as we had not been in tho field but
a month and a half. Wo had been in command
of the post at Columbia, Tenn., with detach
ments of the regiment at the various block
houses between Pulaski and Spring Hill.
I trust that I have said enough to convince
Capt. Conner that he might be mistaken a3 to
the position of tho 175th Ohio on that occasion,
as well as iu other tiling?, regardless of his
very positive assertions to tho contrary. W.
P. Woli", Captain, Co. G, 175th Ohio, Wilming
Comrade- Lufkin Climnpions tho Nineteenth Corps.
Editob National Tribune:
c:ir NOTICE in your issue
-X ) of May 3 an articlo
1 -" i nnnr.irnincr tho battlo
T f of Cedar Crock writ-
) f nn lr r. T ftriffln
?AiM B t-1,;1, T fliJnt- An.
T'rr enrvRQ soma criticism :
I. - 3
and, with your permis
sion, I will try to show
vrShim proper attention.
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fli ty "a
Cowan's M Ji. Y. Ilattery at Cedar Creok.
Editor National Tribune: I was much
interested in Comrade Griffin's article on Codar
Creek in "Fighting Them Over" of a recent
issue. I wish to correct him in one particular.
It was true that Cowan's battery galloped out
to cover the retreating men of the Nineteenth
or Eighth Corps, and held the Confederates in
check for more than 30 minutes, and with tho
help of the gallant Jersey Brigade repulsed
thera with great slaughter. Cowan's batterv
did not lose a single gun, and it was the only
battery iu the corps that saved all of its guns.
One of our guns was brought off the field and
slung under the limber-chest on account of a
wheel that was shot off. Our loss was 23 men
killed and woundi-d aud 23 horses. The com
rade 6lates that Gen. Bidwell was killed by ar
tillery fire. It was my impression he was mor
tally wounded by a minio-ball through the
bowels, though of this I am not certain. I am
deeply interested in all accounts of this lxattlc,
as it was the last one 1 took part in. I have a
paiutul reminder through the left thigh, re
ceived at that time. With all duo couaidoration
for the other troops engaged in that battle, I do
believe the Sixth Corps saved tho day. W. E.
Webster, Cowan's 1st N. Y. Battory, Auburn,
Editor National Tkibunk: Please allow
me to say a few words in regard to the crossing
at the Lacy House before Ficdericksburg Dec.
Comrade W. J. Church, Co. D, 7th Mich., is
correct when he asserts that his regiment (7th
Mich.) was the first and ouly one that crossed
in the boats manned by men of ray rogiment
50th N. Y. Engineers. After we wore driven
off the bridge the first time by the murderous
fire of thel7th Miss. Sharpshooters, thatopposed
us, there were so many hit in our ranks that it
was necessary to make a detail out of tho 19th
Mass., I think. Aftor being repulsed, there
was a call for volunteers from the 7th Mich.,
when the whole rogimont stepped forward;
but as we only had seven boats at liberty, they
were filled, and the balance of the 7th crossed
after the bridge was finished, which was done
in about it) or 15 minutes after the boats
reached the other shore. I was in th boat in
which the Lieutonant-Colonel was wounded,
and know I am correct in my assertion that tho
7th Mich, was the regiment that went over iu
tho boats.D. F. Du Bois, First Sergeant, Co.
H, 50th 2J. Y. Engineers, Elmira, N. Y.
The PeniisjlTnnla IteserTes.
Editor National Tribune: In your issue
of April 20, the author of" A Boy Spy in Dixie"
says " Meade's Division, of the old Sixth Corps."
That division, best known a? Pennsylvania Re
serves, was the Third Division of tho First
Corps, then commanded by the lamented Rey
nolds, a former commander of tho division.
This division did make a famous charge across
the plain, under a sweeping fire from the rebel
batteries, which were well posted in the edge of
tho timber; got beyond, but was forced back to
the railroad ; hold theground for more than three
hours, keeping the enemy from their guns un
til tho line on the right was forced back. Of
my own company, wo ralliod with just half the
number of men wo started in with, and lotall
commissioned officers on duty Captain killed
and First Lieutenant wounded.
While this was a famous charge, and one per
haps as hopeless and fatal as that of Pickett,
yet much" credit was due all of tho participants
in that bloody struggle. I have always believed,
however, that had the support came up prompt
ly, as we hoped, we could havo turned tho eno
my's right and thereby changed the fate of all
concerned. I well remember the old hat Gen.
Meade wore on that occasion. I did not see the
bullot-holo tho " Boy Spy " speaks of, but know
the hat had a good opportunity to got riddled.
M. I. Bean, Co. G, 10th Pa. Reserves, St.
.'.KOK,Vtt r C 1. . t-n n vn A
L -i ... iinnVIII II IX tiZll ClllHU L-t
aro so at variance with
the facts, as well as
with tho official reports
of tho battlo, that no
one who is well iuform
od as to the history of tho war will give much
credit to his story; but I wish to take issue
with him in regard to some of his misrepre
sentations, for fear that if ho continues repeat
ing them without contradiction, he will by aud
by begin to beliove them himself.
His story about tho pickets iu front of tho
Nineteenth Corps being relioved by Confeder
ates in Federal uniform, is ouo of tho sort of
camp rumors that were constantly circulating.
Probably Mr. Griffin's diary contains a large
and miscellaneous assortment of them. Tho
fact is, the pickets of tho Nineteenth Corps were
at their posts till they camo in to tako their places
in lino of battle. Ho says that Early with
Wharton's Division advanced to Uupp's Hill
and waited inside of our picket-line for the at
tacks on tho flanks of our army. Now, accord
ing to tho official map, Uupp's Hill is more than
a mile au$ half from the nearest point iu our
lino; so, if his story is true, tho pickets were
too far out and might have been fighting all
day without thoso in camp hearing a shot.
Somewhat further on ho tries to convoy tho
idea that Early, with only 8,500 meii, whipped
tho Nineteenth Corps with 12,000, and that
while the Sixth Corps was going into action on
the run, tho Nineteenth was flying iu coufu
sion to tho rear.
Now for tho figures and facts. Tho official
returns show that the number of officers and
men in the Nineteenth Corp3 present for duty
at that timo was not quite 11,300. Oftheso
the Third Brigade, First Division, numbering
about l.SOO, was at Winchester, and two regi
ments of tho Second Brigade, numbering 700,
at Miirtinsburg, leaving less than 9,000 avail
able for tho battlo. What Early's force was is
not exactly known; but on Sept. 30 ho had
8,500, aud before tho battlo ho was joined by
Kershaw's Division of infantry, numbering
3,800. and Rosser's Brigado of cavalry; besides
which large numbers of his absent rejoiucd their
commands, so that his force must havo been
more than 13,500. Now, the official reports
show that for nearly an hour, from tho time
the Eighth Corps gave way till Getty's Divis
ion of the Sixth Corps reached tho pike, tho
Nineteenth Corps fought Early's whole army ;
that tho corps did not fall back until ordered
to do so by Gen. Wright; that Graver's Divis
ion was attacked on front, flank aud rear at
tho samo time, and that when tho orders camo
to fall back several hundred men on tho left
flank of tho division were unablo to get out of
tho trap and were captured. Ricketts's Divis
ion, of tho Sixth Corps, was in a similar trap in
tho afternoon of May 6 at tho Wilderness, and
tho veterans of Seymour's and Shaler's Bri
gades remember well what tho result was.
Afterwards ho asks, " Where was the officer
commanding a brigade, holding up his men in
tho open field when surrounded by three times
his number?" As that exactly describes Col.
Thomas, of tho 8th Vt.f who during tho battlo
commanded tho Second Brigade, First Divis
ion, Nineteenth Corps, I answer that ho was
where his duty called him.
A comparison of the casualties in tho Sixth
and Nineteenth Corp.? does not show much dif
ference in proportion to tho number engaged.
The Sixth Corps, with 10,670 officers and men
engaged, had 255 killed and 1,666 wounded;
the Nineteenth, with 8.S00 officers and men
engaged, had 2-13 killed and 1,352 wounded.
There seems to be a settled purpose ou tho
part of a few members of the Sixth Corps to
injure tho reputation of the Nineteenth Corps;
they apparently thinking that they have not
their duo share of credit whilo anyone else has
any. The Sixth Corp3 was undoubtedly a fino
body of men, and tho men of tho Nineteoth
will always be ready to unite with othor loyal
men in honoring thera. The corps has, how
ever, a few like Mr. Griffin, who were not par
ticularly dangerous to the enemy during tho
war, but who have done an immense amount of
fighting since the suppression of the rebellion,
Ubing a weapon similar to that with which
Samson slaughtered tho Philistines. His efforts
to injure tho Eighth and Nineteenth Corps,
more especially tho Nineteenth, can only be tho
result of a spirit of vainglorious boasting or
As for tho Nineteenth Corps, it wishes to
make no apologies, and has no reason to blush
for its record. For a long timo it was the only
corps iu the Department of tho Gulf, and tho
exigencies of tho service were such that tho
corps was never together, except at tho siege of
Port Hudson, but always acted in detachments.
Iu addition to tho siege of Port Hudson tho
men of the corps fought in 18 battles, beside
skirmishes, and every battle without exception
was a Union victory. Eleven of the battles
they fought alone, and in seven they were in
company with other troops. Two of their bat
tles, I think, deserve special mention. Aug.
5, 1862, at Baton Rouge, La., Williams's Bri
gade, in their first battle, fighting without
breastworks, soundly whipped Breckinridge's
veteran Division; Juno 18, 18G3, Fort Butler,
La., garrisoned by less than 200 men, mostly
convalescents, belonging to the2dth Me., a nine-
months regiment, wa3 assaulted by 2,000 rebels
belonging to tho army of Geu. Dick Taylor.
After a struggle lasting threo hours and a half,
during which the enemy at one time gained
possession of a part of tho fort, they were re
pulsed, with a loss of nearly 500 killed and
wounded and more thau 100 captured.
During its servico tho corps captured more
than 40 flag and 70 cannon, and nevor lost a
canuou nor flag until the battlo of Cedar Creok,
and the records of tho War Department show
that at Cedar Creek, of tho six flags captured
from tho enemy by our infantry, four were
taken by members of the Nineteenth Corps.
The corps was always ready to fight tho ene
my when called upon during tho war, but now
wodon'tintend to fightany other Union soldiers,
unless strictly in self defense. When attacked,
however, wo shall strike back, and shall try to
hurt. I write this in defense of tho Nineteenth
Corps, to which I belonged most of. tho timo
from its first organization till my discharge in
1865. E. B. Lufkin, Weld, Mo.
Gen. Clay Corrects a Pennsylranla Comrade.
April 19, among tho " Random Shots" is a state
ment by A. R. Depow, of Co. A, lSSth Pa., that
"Fort Harrison was stormod by tho Third Bri
gade, Third Division, Eighteenth Corps, and
not by tho First Division, as stated in a recent
communication in The National Tribune
by Gen. Clay."
Tho only reason I tako any notico of this is,
becauso I wish to attract tho attention of tho
numorous readers of your valuablo papor to tho
looso way iu which people mako statements as
to ovents and persons about which they know
nothing, and for which they havo no authority.
In my account of tho capture of Fort Harri
son I said, as to thoso who had been writing
about this samo subject before, "A number of
these wero enlisted men, who in attending to
their duty could have had but a limited field
of observation and an imperfect idea of what
wcut on elsowhoro than in their immediato
vicinity; while some who were wounded be
fore tho fort was entered wero deprived of tho
opportunity for porsonal knowledge of what
followed, and others aro shown by what they
write, to havo depended on hearsay princi
pally." Now comes your correspondent (Depow), who
may havo belonged to auy or all of these classes,
and adds to his disqualifications for writing
about tho matter, ignorance as to what brigade
aud division ho belonged to.
My articlo was written to show who took
Fort Harrison, which was dono by tho First
Division, Eighteenth Corps; what troop? first
entored it tho 5dth Pa. and who carried in
the first color the writer. I also called atten
tion to the fact that, of tho threo brigado com
manders, if ouo wero moro than anothor to bo
commended, Col. Roberts, commanding the
Third Erierado. should havo most credit. Ho
handled his brigado admirably; it never fal
tered nor wavered, but went steadily on,
pushed over tho parapet and were first on and
in the works; and ho did this while suffering
from a violent fever.with which ho had been con
fined to bed, whore ho had to return when the
fight was over. If Mr. Depow will read my arti
cle a few times, ho will seo where his own regi
ment wa3 whilo tho fight went on. It was
there, in tho Third Brigade, First Division,
Eighteenth Corps, and lost some men.
It had been in that brigado aud division
since the beginning of Juno, 1861, and remain
ed in it until tho Eighteenth and Tenth Corps
wore consolidated, some time after Fort Harri
son, when tho Third Brigade, First Division,
Eighteenth Corps, became tho Third Brigade,
Third Division, Twenty-fourth Corps. Fort
Harrison was not taken by a brigade, but uy a
division tho First Division, Eighteenth Corps.
A charge by a brigade would have failed, as
did tho charge of that sort on Fort Gilmer by
a regiment or two at a time. Tho division Io3t
7U0 men during the dav. mo3t of them in tho
assault on Fort Harrison. Tho fire that in
flicted that loss, concentrated on a brigado
would havo left it too weak to do anything
with tho defenders of tho works had it reached
them. Cecil Clay, Washington, D. C.
Horoy's DlTlslon at Champion Hills.
Editor National Tribune: The battle of
Champion Hills, May 16, 1863. was wou by tho
divisions of Hovcy, Logan and Crocker. Every
soldier fought in this engagement with courage
and staying qualities never excelled and but
rarely equaled. Logan did all that was re
quired of him. Crocker in like manner, as was
his custom, came up to the full measure in the
part performed by his command. But what
shall bo said when we corao to the division that
bore the unequal pressure so long and so suc
cessfully on that hot May day? Must Hovey's
Division yield the palm to either of the othor
two, or to both of them? Certain am I that
neither tho troops under Logan nor Crocker
aro going to mako any such claims. The rec
ord of that day's" work is made up, and no
amount of writing can wrest from Hovey's Di
vision whatever there may bo in tho way of
precedence in a battle where all did so well. I
loved Logan in lifo, mourned him m death, and
will cherish his memory while I last; but there
is a point in your article in Tuk National
Tribune of April 19 on making the anniver
sary of tho battle a Logan day that I cannot
subscribe to. Not one of Hovey's soldiers, how
ever much they admired Logan, will assent to
tho proposition that tho battle in qucstioiifvva3
won by his division. It is neither ingenuous,
necessary nor appropriate to seek to magnify
tho deeds of Gen. Logan at the expense of
others. His Tccord stands so eminent that it
actually detracts from his renown to claim for
him prominence on an occasion where his own
troops know and history has recorded that tho
burden of tho work done on that day fell to
Hovey's Division. The monument to Logan
will be erected, and Hovey's Division will re
tain its place in history. Geo. Grindley, Co.
E, 56th Ohio, New Orleans, La.
if, ltfr-.i T I T
Crossing at Fredericksburg and Captaro of the
Battery at SnfTolk.
Editor National Tribune:
N your issuo of April
26 appears nn articlo
from the pen of Thos.
Groody, Captain, 80th
N. Y., in aaswer to J.
V. Alberison, 25th N.
J., in regard to the
crossing at Fredericks
burg. U- I wish to
indorse ail that Com
rade Groody has said in
regard to the capture
of the battery at Suf
folk, with thisaddition:
Tho 80th and tho detachment of the 3th Conn.
remained across the river all night, where we
threw up a temporary breastwork, using tin
plates aud cups for spades, and that a sharp
engagement took place after dark, in which the
rebels attempted to drive us from our position,
but without success.
There was one incident that occurred at tho
taking of this fort which I have never seen
nieutioned. Tho boys of the 89th will remem
ber that this fort was surrounded by a swamp,
and tho entrance could ouly be gained by pass
ing over an ordinary road. When it became
evident to tho robals that they could not es
cape, they hoisted the white flag and hid in
their bomb-proof (except one man). One gun
loaded with canister was turned so as to
sweep tho corduroy road, and when our boys
were marching over said road this one man
pulled tho lanyard and jumped in his hole,
but owing to the fact that the cap failed to go
off our boys were spared ; otherwise many, if not
all, must have fallen.
Now, in regard to the crossing at Fredericks
burg, I havo one correction to make. I was
detailed ou that day as the Colonel's Orderly.
and stood beside Gen. Burnside and the Colonel
when the order was given, and tho whole plan
was oxplained. I will give Gen. Burnside's lan
guage, as near as I can. He said: " Colonel, I
waut20O men from your regiment volunteers,
if you cau get thom, if not, detail them to
cross in pontoon boats, during vhich time the
artillery will keep up an incessant fire, and
when they strike the opposite shore I will
give a signal, when the artillery will cease fir
ing, tho men to charge at once, and either drive
tho rebels out or take them prisoners. There
is only almut a hundred men of them." A call for
volunteers was made aud the quota filled in less
time than it takes me to write it, and the plan
successfully carried out. The balance of the
recti men t crossed on the pontoon bridge as soon
as it was completed. With these small additions
and corrections I think Comrade Groody has
given a correct statement of the facts as I
know them to be by personal knowledge ob
tained on the spot. F. Fknnkr, Principal
Musician, 89th N. Y., Courtlaud, N. Y.
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Spears in tho Rebel Army.
Editor National Tribune: in reading
over my old files of Tun National Tribune,
I find quite a controversy in regard to spears
in the rebel army. Ono writer tolls about see
iug a, lot at Knoxvillo, Tenn., and says the spear
was about 10 inches long and two wide, and
fastened into long handles. I have just such a
spear in my possession. It is made of an old
file, and is-pointed. The long handlo was cut
off, leaving a handhold, by F. E. McCurdy, of
the blh Mo. Zouaves, yho captured it at or near
Vicksburg, Miss. Since thq war this blood
thirsty looking weapon has been doing duty
heroin Crawford County, O., as a "corn cut
ter." Last Fall my children used tho rebul
cheese-knifo to cut up sugar-cane. Does the
Bible say anything abput thq spears boing turn
ed into "corn cutters.V" I would like to hear
from the blacksmith who made this dangerous
looking weapon, or the brayo rebel who car
ried it. J ames N. MqGubdy, Co. C, 49th Ohio,
A Chinese Pensioner.
Editor National Tribune : The following
has been going the rounds of the papers:
Last week the name of Ah-Lin was placed on
the pension-roll of the Department at the rate of
S8 per month. Ah-Lin ia the firit Chiuiunan to
receive n pension from the United States Govern
ment, lie is n rcaidcnt of Sun Francisco, but henre
allegiance to the Celeatial Empire. Ah-Lin enlisted
in the United States Nnvy as n Iandaninn less than
a decade ago, and shipped in the Hartford. This
ve-aul went to South America, and after cruising
around forsevnrnl months steamed into the harbor
of one of tho cities on the coast of Peru. Whilo
firing a s-tlute a gun bur.st, and so fractured Ah
Lin'a left lejc that he was made a cripple for lifo.
This occurred Aug. 23, 1SS-1. and May 30, 1885, ho
applied for n pension with the above result.
I will now claim for another Chinaman tho
honor of being tho first of his race to receive
a pension from tho United States Government,
and also tho first Chinese Grand Army man.
When tho writer had the honor being Depart
ment Commander of tho G.A.R. of Pennsyl
vania, and whilo on an official visit to tho
Posts of Iudiaua County, May 19, 1885, two
recruits were mustered into Post 28, of In
diana, ono of whom was a Chinaman, who had
enlisted in Co. D, 81st Pa., and served until
disabled by disease and wounds. He ha3 been
receiving a ponsiou of $3 per mouth since date
of disability. His name is Thomas Sylvnnus,
and under that name ho served in the army. His
name might have been atone timo Ah-Lin, Ah
Sin, or any othor Chinese name. Ho is a citi
zen of tho United States, having been natural
ized, but whether before or aftor tho war the
writer does not kuow. Ho is married to an
American woman, and resided in Indiana
County, Pa., at the timo above mentioned, and
was respected by all who knew him. Austin
Curtin, Rolaud, Pa.
Last ItOTlcw of tho Sixteenth Corps.
Editor National Tribune: I think Serg't
A. E. Glanville, Co. F, 10th Minn., is mistaken
in regard to the last review of tho old Six
As I was at Montgomery from tho 26th of
May, 1S05, to tho 2Gth of March, 186G, I know
the Sixteenth Corps was on grand review the
29th, 30th aud 31st days of May, 1865.
Gen. A. J. Smith was there. It was in a
large plantation about two miles from Mont
gomery, and I say that the 31st day of May,
1885, was tho last time tho Sixteenth Corps was
ever together. L. E. Joiinson, Co. G, 5Sth 111.,
A Fine Military Record.
Editor National Tribune: Seeing in a
recent number a communication from a New
York comrade as to his soldierly lineage, 1 will
give my record.
My great-grandfathers on my father's side
both served all through tho Revolutionary war,
wero both wounded, and both lived to the
great uge of 10-1 and 106 respectively. My
great grandfathers on my mother's sido were
both killed in the war of 1812. My paternal
grandfather and two of his brothers also served
in tho same war. My father and two of his
brothers, also ono of my mother's brothers,
wero soldiers in tho war of the rebellion, my
father re-culisting and having two honorable
discharges. I enlisted in the 193d N. Y. at tho
ago of 16 years, and served until my dischargo
at tho close of tho Avar. Beat it who can.
Wm. Siiafer, Bichlaud, Neb.
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Battery K, -lth U;S. Art.
Editor National Tribune: In your issuo
of March 8, 18d8, Col.' Thomas Rafmrty makes
a statement in regard to Battery K, 4th U.
S. Art., (of which I fas a member,) which is
not correct. I was a private (No. 2) in Battery
K, 4th U. S. Art., at the timo of tho battlo of
Gettysburg, and at no time of tho threo days'
fight at Gettysburg was there any guns left ou
the battlefield, as I was preseut with my bat
tery, under command of Lieut. Sceley.
Lieut. Seelcy was severely wounded on tho
2d of July, and when taken from the field
(wounded) Lieut. E. S. Smith was put in com
mand. Tho latter will approve what I say, as
will all tho members of Battery K, and I think
it is very unjust for Col. Thomas Raflbrty to
mako such statements. Patrick Conlon,
Battery K, 4th U. S. Art., West Uurly, N. Y.
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What Col. l'carsall Thinks of Adam Batleaa.
Editor National Tribune: The recent
publication of Geu. Grant's letter to Gen.
Badeau and the weak explanation of the latter
impeld me to say a few words, viz:
When Brig.-Gen. T. W. Sherman came into
the Department of the Gulf, in August, 1S62,
Badoau came with him as Captain and A. D. C
I was then a Second Lieutenant in the 4th
Wis. Cav. Gen. Sherman was assigned to tho
command of tho Second Division of the Nine
teenth Corps, to which our regiment belonged.
On Sept. 2, 1862, 1 was detailed as Aid on the
staff of Gen. Sherman, and served in that ca
pacity until Alay 27, 1S63. Gen. Sherman lost
his log at Port Hudson, aud ou that day Badeau
was wounded in the foot. Badeau was corre
sponding with his political friends to get on
Geu. Grant's staff long before the siege of Port
Hudson, and Sherman was very willing to let
him go. He was what we would term now-a-daysa"dudo."
Ho wore his eye-glas3cs and
kid gloves, and, in fact, was the laughing-stock
of our Western officers. If he ever exhibited
any military capacity, it was after he left the
Department of tho Gulf. Sherman frequently
remarked to me that all he was good for was to
entertain Southern ladies. My conclusion,
therefore, is that what reputation he acquired
w;is bv reason of his relations to his Chief,
wljpm we all know was tooslow to shake off
Hi3 letter to Grant is characteristic of the
man. He wa3 ambitious and selfish in the ex
treme; and while technically educated, had no
natural ability. He was ono of those appointed,
from civil life simply by political influence, re
gardless of merit, and was indebted to Graut
for all he is or has been ; and to be guilty of
such base ingratitude as makiug such cold
blooded demands upon Gen. Graut when he
was on his deathbed should ho enough to make
all soldiers of tho late war ignore and despise
him. To those who kuew Badeau as I did it is
no surprise. I only wonder that he did not go
further and claim credit for planning some of
Grant's campaigns; for, while he was lacking
in almost everything else, he never was ac
cused of lackiiig conceit, and, in fact, had what
is now ordinarily termed "cheek" to a super
lative degree. U. B. Pearsall, Second Lieu
tenant. Co. H, 4th Wis. Car.; Colonel, 4Sth
Wis., Fort Scott; Kan.
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Scelej's Ihitterj at Gettysburg.
Editor National Tribunk: E. J. Davi3,
4th U. S. Art., in his card in Tub National
Tribune of March 8, complaining of the injus
tice of Rafl'erty's "Third Corps at Gettysburg,"
is right in denying that it was Seeley's battery
that wa3 recovered by the Excelsior (Sickles's)
Brigade near the closo of the battle of Gettys
burg, July 2, 1863. The battery recaptured
was of four guns, and at 4 o'clock p. m., at the
opening of the battle, was stationed near the
Emmittsburg road, in au old apple orchard, at
the extreme right of Humphrey's Division. At
the timo of the recapture tho four guns wero
iu tho possession of tho enemy, and instead of
their, "strange to say, never firing a shot," as
Raffertv says, they wero working one of the
guns with terrible effect on our liuos, and were
manning and preparing to firo a second gun
when the charge was made.
Six men of my command wero cut down by
a discharge from tho gun they were bring as
wo were about to make tho charge. Two were
killed on tho spot, and of the others the only
survivor, so far as I kuow, is Serg't Henry
Funck, of Co. F, who had his anklo broken at
that time, and who is now living at Pere
Cheney, Mich. The chargo was made by what
represented three regiments of tho brigade, the
2d, 3d and 4th, aud a Pennsylvania regiment,
then freshly entering tho field, on our right.
With tho four guns were also captured the col
ors of a Florida regiment aud some 40 prison
ers. Rafferty was never Colonel of tho 2d
Excelsior (the 71st N. Y). He was not in com
maud of that regiment at any timo during the
battle of Gettysburg, and was not present with
his regiment and colors when the charge re
capturing that battery was made, aud the
chargo was not made with a hurrah aud a "cry
of ' Boys, let's go back aud get thoso guns, " aud
that did not "end our fighting for that day,"
and tho guns were not rigged with "drag
ropes" with which to make rebel prisouers as
Raflerty states in his "Third Corps at Gettys
burg" articles in Tub National Tribune of
Feb. 9. His account is largely imaginative.
Tho guns were pushed a short distance to the
rear, aud what represented the brigado turned
again to tho front and continued the fight until
the end, fresh troops arriving on our right.
Lient.-Col. John Leonard, now living at New
ark, N. J., commanded the 3d Excelsior (72d
N. Y.), and Lieut.-Col. Burns (now dead) the
4th (or 73d N. Y.), in that battle and during
that charge. Burns carrying his colors and load-
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31. A. DAUPHIN, .New Orleans, La.
Address Registered Letters to
NEW OltLJSA'is "ATIOXAL B.VXK,
iw QdeniM, La.
nryrynrn That the piwnee of Chinwate nww
nUttCrnDLri regard mad Early. nrho are In aaa
of the drawing, fa a guarantee of absolute erirae and
integrity, that Ike chances are all euuat, and thaiaa oeu
can uob! v dirine what number will draw a Priam
RI&HKMHKU. Uiat the payment of all Pttoib
r:i'ARANTKKI BY FOOt IfATIOXxYL
BANKS of New Orleans and the TlekeU are signed
by the Pr sid nt of au Institution whtiee chartered,
right are reegnizd in tbe htehwt Courts : therefore,
beware of any imitati jo or anonymous schemes.
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the BEST WAT
To get a FIRST-CLASS Watch
is in our Co-Operative Clubs.
at dxe Lowes tCashPnces,ONI.Y
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Thousands of the best $38.00
Gold Watch ever rnadsare sell- j
iug in our Co-Operative Clubs, i
Thb is the Best, Cheapest, Most j
Qtm nf f Ilmi7 watcBes. 1 ne ,
fc-A.. J watches are American Lever Stem I
Winders, containing every essen
tial to accuracy and durabii-.iy, and j
have in adtUtion , numerous oiner aa
iKOvements found in no other watch
They are absolutely the only Dust j
and Damp-proof Movements I
made ra tne w or:a, ar.u are
jeweled throughout with .
Pennine Kuoies. 1 ne 1
Patent Stem Wind'
and Set is the stronse&t ,
adsimDlestmade. Trey 1
areluiiy equal ror ,
and service 10
thera within the
reach of every cne ,
Agents Wanted. I
The Keystone Watch Club Co
926 Chestnut St., PHILADA., PA.
We refer tj any Commercial Agtncy.
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SupKestlon to Barbers.
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tional Tribune is the one tbatcbtn7.s the way,
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At a low estimate there are at least wajWQ contested and
suspended entries of public lands pendiug hefure tha
Geuerui Lni OtHee and Department of tho Interior. A
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GEOIIGE E. LBMOIf,
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