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TEDS NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON, J). (X, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30, 1890.-TWELVE PAGES.
FIGHTING THEM OVER
T7ha(0urYc(crans Have to Say About
Tlioir Old Campaigns.
BANKS'S EXPEPITIO N.
Slian's Brigade at Pleasant HHI, La.
Editor Kational Triijcnk:
fHOM tho first rocoption
Jof Tnii National
TitlltUNE l nave wot
ooniud its weekly visits.
Its i8Kos havo been rend
Willi interest, ciecially
Xlioso containing ac
counts of marches and
battles in which I wis
a participant. 1 think
it important that tho
private Eoldicr should
begivon an opportunity
to relato his experi
ence, for Ills stoiymay
often reveal eirora that
have crept into history.
Wc as Boldiore know
that some of tho gon
oral reports aro not
During tho years that
I havo been a reader of
The National Tiiin
une I havo never con
tributed a liuo to its
columns, but since tho
ing to tho Red Uivor expedition, and especially
the Icut-K of J. 12. Cutter, 2Uth Me., in the
j, ..i a.. 01 onA i.nt.l8. in answer to
Brvoii. 27th Iowa, and others, 1, have
prompted to ventures shot.
XH beinjc skilled in the usoof the "mightier
woBiion," tho reader will not nna it iiuou
Blitdch, bat what I havo to say I will endeavor
to do it frankly and plainly. I haibor no
jealousy or distrust toward, ncithor have Iauy
abuse te givo, the comrades in tho ranks of tho
JJinotwalh Corps, and believo I can snfely sny
thefiaine feeling is shared by a large : majority
of ibv comrades in Shaw's Brigade, Sixteenth
Oerps. The bravory Hiid soldierly cotvluct of
the men composing the First Division, Amo
toetith CTorps, is not called in question. Many
of ibora had beon touted on too many battle
Solas to doubt thoir fighting qualities, nor do
we desire to hold them responsible for tho ac
tios of their commanding officers. Somo of
the latter we of the Sixteenth Corps do consuro
The whole controversy hingeson the position
and actio of tho Second Brigade, Third Divis
ion. Sixteenth Corps, commanded by Col. Wm.
T. Shun. 14th Iowa, in the battle of Pleasant
Hill, 1., April 9, ISGJ. Being a member of
that brigade, 1 was with it tlirougnout mo oi
rod!Um. participated in all iU engsgomouts,
and profess to know something of what it did
OB that occasion. I know it not only from
xnomorv, but also from notes entered iu a diary
the n xi day. First 1 will endeavor to give a
briaf vUtetuont of our action on that day, aud
then take the liberty of throwing a few bard
tack ft.r Comrade Cutter to masticate.
The morning of April 7 found us at Grand
3Sere, nith orders to march in tho direction of
Sfercv.porL The Kiueleeuth Corps preceded
tjs owe day. It commenced raining about 10
o'eS&ck a. .; heavy marching; rain increased
toward night; went into camp at dark, mak
ing lew than 20 miles; raiii continued through
thsniht; taorniug of the fcth found us early
ootkivtid; the day was cloudy; occaionally
a Hgiil hhower, until 4 o'clock p. m. the clouds
brefce and the son slione out bright and warm.
At tin time we first hoard tho sound of battlo
in f.;iU We went into camp at sundown,
just wk of the village of Pleasant Hill.
AUiMtZ o'docV: oa the morning of the 9th
we were aroused front slumber by the noiso of
s rabbk jwiMiiug along the road near our camp,
getag " ili-taolI " to the rear. Upon investi
aliam t-.UMd tho crowd composed of negroes
tnti riff ." of the army, together with fctrag
pKttg iUiers, both armed and unarmed, all
dcotarrtg Banks's forces were all cut to pieces
up at MattaiWld.
Ut -je.ng any wounded among them wo
conjitu ..ced to taunt them, asking whoro thu
trMfw were, and if they wore not making protty
qhIcJc t :ue lor follows that wore all cut to pieces.
Tbertlid moI stp to answer. Dick Taylor was
omhmx. -'d they rail git. Shortly alter this
we -WKtc instructed to hold ourselves in readi
ness oa tbc arrival of the 2C lueteenth Corps to
covor tl nrtroat te Grand Jucore.
We awaited orders until near 9 a. xn when
Gen, iJaaks ordered fcbaw's Brigade to tho
front. VVf moved out ou tho llausneld road,
tbreegfc PieaEent Hill and eome GOO yawls be
yond, where we relieved a brigade of tho
.KuteUtiitu Corps, which I take to be tho
Scoad, at it contained a Pennsylvania regi
ment. 1 talked with a Sergeant of tho rogi
met, who gave me an account of the disaster
EtSal-H Crossroads the previous day. Aud
secwUns to the assignment of Comrade Cutter
there vr& but one Pennsylvania regiment in
the Firt Division, Nineteenth Corps, aud that
lie ji' ps in the Second Brigade. When re
lieved t withdrew to the rear, aud that is tho
last 1 know of it location.
Col. .shaw moved his brigade still farther to
the frui.t, took position, and formed lino of
little t tho oast edge of an old Sold at right
EDgles with the Mansfield road. Facing due
west, fcuaie 200 yards iu front of our line, and
Tamirtt nearly parallel with it, wm a high
ridge rt-dming to the south, extending a little
aK tb center of the brigade which obstructed
tfac vitB of the right of the brigade, but oil the
left Ui view was unobstructed across the fluid,
broken troiy by a few Bcattenng thickets. Im-iHttJai-fy
in our rear up to and near the Jlans
iioW r5d was a dense growth of young pins.
OS to ie right and front the ground appeared
Th position of the regiments in the brigade
irmm rijibt to left were, respectively. 2ith 2to.
ok the right and north of the Mansfield rood ;
14tb Jwa, right resting on the road ; 27th and
22d Iowa ou the left. My company was or
dered torward as ekiraiitdiers, aud we took
jHwrirfoon the ridge previously mentioned,
where we had a clear view of nearly the whole
Deid. utirorderti were to lire only when at
tacked, i was now about 10 o'clock a. in., and
there iud been no fighting on auy part of the
line, cx4-ept occahiouaJly between the sklr
zaitAmn. The main line of the enemy had not
advaffcod beyond the western edge of the field
iu our front. From ourbkiruihsb-iine we could
see tlisM arriving and going into position.
Between 12 m. and 1 o'clock p. iu., Gen.
Bank' Chief of Staff (Goo. Stone, I think)
xwJe our line and pronounced the poai
tHi wetl chosen," and one that muet "be
hiM t all hazard," promisiug Col. Shaw that
lite flank of bis brigade would be protected.
Hut nut withstanding repeated requests from
CL febaw, tbobe wipporte failed to come.
CiHMisule Cutter testifies to this fact in TilE
JfAYlokALTiilBUXE of S4jit. lth, when quot
ing fro h regunoiilul history, which snys,
Com. Dtrigbt wae appealed to aud refused." I
nsfert tbt at no pei lod from 9 o'clock a. in.,
wlKsti Hiaw'u Brigade first took position in the
liae alrtady given, until the close of the battle,
-was thi-ie any portion of the nineteenth Corps
aHgiH! ith It iu that ioition, and arn couli
dot I km supported m the absertiou by every
znoRfbt'i of the brigade who was in a position
toeU-1 be fact.
At 4 o'clock p. m. we could Bee the reba do
plftTtuiC their Jinc, extending their right far
beymi ! o r lefL At 4-JM) they opened on ue with
eriU-r ou ring shot aud shell hot aud heavy
into tin. right of our brigade, the most accu
rate artillery firing I Hitueaeed during tho war.
Had we been at the other end of tho guns, would
Jiavu Iboegbt itepleadid, bat it was more accu
rate tl. tw Jiitorototing to us. This they con
tinued for some 20 ariuutoe, then came a lull.
Bveiy oW soldier knows what that means.
Sen w. beard the rebel yell, and know by the
eum4 itnrir cavalry were coming. The order
was ami als the line, "Hold your fire, boys,
utttil jou omn be the horses' kuctx on the
rWgn." Oa they came, swinging babera aud
rvelrM, tkelr lino covering the front of tho
Sfttih M 11th Iowa, aiid lappJng a littlo on the
'Um tley came within prescribed distance
we let then have It, tumbling meu aud horses
in oae iwluoribable mats, almost annihilated
flMMH. m tot x or eight were seen to escape.
Tliotr trader foil dead from bis horse Iu tile
rear of oar line. Seen thoir Jofautry wero
pew-taff tindr fire into us, but we gave them
better tweu tboy sent, and checked their ad
Let lk to the left of the brigade. The
22iU i-tui 38d Iowa, who received the first
iufatiio attack made that day, were now, and
iad beenrtuce the cessation of artillery firing,
fighting against fearful odds. They repulsed
tho enemy two or thrco tiinc3, woro holding
their ground firmly, aud wcro notnwaro of auy
enemy except in front, until they wcro assailed
iu the roar. Tho enemy had pnsscd to tho loft of
tho brigade, moved by tho loft flank, pushed up
iu tho rear of tho 32d and well ou to tho 27th
Iowa. Col. Scott, 32d Iowa, seeing tho position
untenable, nor any possibility of taking ground
to the rear, moved his regiment with, I think,
thrco companies of tho 27th Iowa by the loft
flank, making a lengthy detour nround tho
enemy's right, and rejoined tho brigado in
Pleasant Hill about 10 or 11 o'clock that night.
Going back to tho right of tho brigade, Gen.
Smith, sooing its critical position, had ordered
Col. Shaw to withdraw his command. Col.
Shaw i cached as far as ho was able to tho loft
with tho order, aud wo foil back. Tho 27th
Iowa retreated but a short distauco boforothoy
encountered tho robs, when occurred that des
poratp fighting spoken of by Comrade Bryson.
Looking up the lino a similar condition ox
isted: tho 24th Mo. woro fighting thoir way
back, tho enemy's balls coming obliquely from
tho rear, both right and loft. After rotroaling
200 yards or more, wo passed through a lino of
the Nineteenth Corps. (Stick a pin hero; 1
wish to refer to it.) Somo two or throo hun
dred yards in tho rear of tho Niuotcoutli Corps
wo halted and reformed ourshortcned lino. It
wastiowsundown. This was tho "littlo whilo,"
says Comrado Cutter, that SIi.iw's Biigado
"fought and was sent flying to the roar."
Tho Ninotceuth Corps gave tho enemy a
warm reception repulsed thorn, whon darkness
closed tho conflict, with tho rob? in rotreat.
Our brigado remained in lino until near day
light, whon with depleted ranks wo fell in
rear and covered tho rctroat of tho army to
Grand Eco'rc, leaving n detail of Surgoous and
men to bury tho dead and caro for tho wound
ed. Tho casualties in Shnw's Brigade niuouulud
to 500, tho 32d Iowa alouo losing 210.
Col. Shaw is correct in Baying "My mon
wore the fir3t in tho fight, tho longest iu tho
fight, and iu tho hardest of the fight, aud tho
last to leave the battlofield."
In answer to Comrade Cuttor's loiters in Tin:
National Tiubunk of Aug. 21 and Sopt. 18,
I will oudcavor to comparo his testimony with
others, which, whon carefully considered, will,
without question, rovcal a want of harmony in
official reports. But wo will lot tho reader
draw his own conclusions and solve tho problem.
I am frank iu saying I believo tho comrado 13
honest in his btatciucnt, and believes ho is giv
ing true history. Carofully reading his narra
tive, wc unto ho gives but one incident connect
ed with Shaw's Brigado, that caino undor his
personal observation, and that ho quotes from
his regimental history. Admiral Porter, from
whom tho comrado quotes largely, together
with Horace Greeley, equally as reliable a his
torian, woro miles away from tho scene of con
flict, consequently obtained their information
from auother source, aud wo of tho Sixtoenth
Corps contend that the information on which
they base their reports aro uot in accordance
with tho facta. A careful compiling from all
tho Eources of information will show wo nio
Grcoloy's American Conflict, Vol. 2, pago 512,
says: "Our lino of battlo was fotmed, with
Franklin's threo brigades in front, supported
by Smith's, whereof tho Second, composed of
the 14th, 27th and 32d Iowa and tho2Ith Mo.,
under Col. Win. T. Shaw, 14th Iowa, woro
formed directly across tho main road to Shrovo
port, whereon the robels must advance."
Comrade Cutter gives Admiral Porter, pago
507, saying tho same thing, giving tho order
of the Lrigados. Now wo know that at no time
previous to out being driven from the first Hue
of battle wero wc hold in roar supporting any
portion of tho Nineteenth Corps.
Greeley, pago 543, says: "But now a robol
battery oponcd, and their infantry advanced ;
whon their intentions of turning our right
becoming manifest, Emory's Third Brigade,
Col. Benedict, moved to the support of his
Finst, on that flank, and Shaw's Biigado, of
Smith'.- Corps, aforesaid, moved forward aud
took ,t position iu our fiout."
Comrade Cutter quotes Admiral' Porter, pago
507: "Tho enemy moved toward tho right
flank of tho army, and the Second Brigado
withdrew in good order from tho cottier to
support tho Fust. A. J. Smith's Brigade, in
support of tho center, moved into the position
vacated by the Second Brigade."
Murk tho words in the above quotation,
''withdrew in good order." Can there be auy
othor iuforeuce than that thoy were lighting?
Would it require auy great skill to withdraw
a brigado from the line except undor fire?
Again, is it prolmble that a brigade while under
fire would bo ordered from the Hue and sent
awsj' as a support when there was a brigado iu
its immediato rear for that very purposo?
Novel tactics indeed.
Comrade Cutler gives us still another move,
quoting from regimental history: "Just before
Shaw's Brigade broke, our brigado (the First)
waa ordered toward ihe center of tho fiold."
Of these three statements which is correct? If
they aro all correct, aud occurring, as we aro
left to infer, between the time of opening
aud closing of the battle, would it not
result iu a confuted stnto'of affairs? Look
at it. Greeley has tho Third Brigade, Porter
has the Second Brigado moving to tho Hupnort
of the First Brigade, while Cutter has the First
Brigade moving to the center to support the
Second aud Third, or both. The Nineteenth
Corp must havo been pretty closely consoli
dated at some point on that line. Somewhat
of a tangle, was there not, comrado? If such
was the condition of thu Nineteenth Corps,
bow was It with Shaw's Brigade, loft on the
Hue to cover the front of two brigades?
Lot us look at tho condition on the loft of
our line. Greeley, Vol. 2, pago 513, after say
ing, "Tho most of tho fighting took place on
the right of tho road," in which he is surely
incoiiect, ho also says: "Our left being re
fused, with strong ruecrves posted ujKm aud
around Pleasant Hill."
If that was the condition in the formation
of tho line, how was it after removing Bene
dict's Brigade to the right? Also, Comrade
Cutter, quoting from Gen. Emory's official re
port, fcaya: "31y right atood firm aud rcpulned
tho enemy handsomely, and the left would
have doue so, but for the great interval be
tween it and the troops to the left, leaving tho
flank entirely exposed."
Comrade Cutter also, quoting from regl
metital history. "Just before Shaw's Brigade,
our brigade was ordered toward the center."
So we find by his own report tho enemy was
not troubling the right very much. All these
reports reveal, ir they reveal auytblug, that
the weak place in our line, aud thu key to our
position, was on the left, and the onemy found
iU With all these conflicting btulciueuts, the
Inquiry comes, Where was Benedict's Brigado
when Shaw's Brigade retreated? Was it on
the left, aud in line with the latter brigade?
If M, is it probable, knowing the fighting qual
ities of Benedict's Brigado, I repeat, Is it at all
probable, that the enemy would patu through
or brush away that brigade, and pass in ttie
rear of and reaching nearly tho center of
Shaw's Brigado before being observed? Wo
know by hard fighting tho rebels were just
Again, I know nothing of tho arrangement
of rogimetita in brlgudesof the First Division
of the Nineteenth Corps, only as given by
Comrade Cutter, and he places tho Zouave bat
talion in Third Brigade. But this I do know
(going back to whete wo stuck the pin), thut
when the 14th Iowa retreated 200 yards or
more to tho rear, I passed through ranks com-
posed of Zouaves. Of this lam positive; their
uuiiorm was too conspicuous to be mistaken.
If there w.'is but ouo battalion of Zouaves iu
the Firiit Division, havo I not good evidence
that Benedict's Brigade was posted iu our iin-
The reader can draw his own conclusion.
After collating and comparing all the state
ments, together with my own observation, the
only reasonable conclusion lean draw is, that
Benedict's Brigade was not in Itnu on the left
when the engagement opened, nor in the fight
until after Shaw's Brigade retreated.
And after 2(J years' ditcussion, I am mora
confirmed iu the declaration made at the time,
"If Shaw's Brfgade had been properly sup
ported as promised, that Hue would not have
been broken, and would have prevented tho
needless sacrifice of many bravo men."
My letter has expanded beyond my first in
tentions. Still, I ask the reader to bear with
me a little furthor iu referring to a matter that
has jmssed Into history, yet may be unknown
lo Comrade Cutter and others of the Nineteenth
Corps, which, In my opinion, reveals thcbource
aud inwardness of much of this controversy.
When Col. Shaw formed his liuo of battle on
tho morning of the 9th, and was promised sup
ports on his flanks, and after repealed requests
through tho day failed to secure them, his ire
was aroused. On fiuch occasions he was usually
more omphalic thau polite; somebody got a
warm cursing, which incensed some of tho lead
ing officers iu the Nineteenth Corps to the ex
tent of endeavoring to down tho old Colonel.
Byers's "Iowa in War Times," page 282,3,
eays: "At Pleasant Hill one-half of tho killed
and wouudcdiiad fallen to Slmw's Iron Brigade.
Tho bravory and skill of Col. Shaw in holding
thatforcoto tho frontashodid was appreciated
by tho country; but among tho pouoral officers
of Bauks'o armythoro sprang up at onco a fool
ing of onvy aud hatred of tho man who30 troops
saved tho army from dofcat. Thoy determined
on his destruction. Injudiciously ho gavo
thorn a basis to work on. In a lot tor to a pub
lic journal, printed undor his own namo, ho
published auvonil of tho officers of Banks's
iirmyns incompetent and drunken imbeciles on
that day of Pleasant Hill. Thoro Woro finny
reasons for believing that ho Blaled tho simple
fact." (Comrado Cuttor spoakBof n general offi
cer being tho night boforo inspired by dis
tilled molasses or flno commissary.) "But ho
stirred up an awful liomoU' noafc of Btlng and
hato. Technically, ho had transgressed tho
military law in printing his letter. JSot loss
than 25 of Banks's oilicora, as wall as Bunks
himsolf, joined in charges against tho fighting
"Thoy did not slop with citing this violation'
of law in printing tho lottor. Thoy charged
Shaw with incompetency, with fear, with cow
ardice, with ordering bin mon to run, whilo
terror had soi.ed upon himself. Tho Secretary
of War accepted theso outrageous falsehoods,
and Col. Shaw .was dismissed tho army in dis
grfico. That wan his rowatd for gallantry at
Pleasant Hill ! Gen. A. J. Smith, Shaw's corpi
commander, who witnessed bin gallantry and
his perfect obedience of orders at Pleasant Hill,
testified to it all in an olliuial lottor. Shaw
demanded that this justification bo printed iu
thu official journal that had contained tho
order of dismissal. Tho Sucrotaiy of War
refused it, aud yet know that Shaw had been
dismissed without oven a hearing.
"Shortly, however, tho authorities at Wash
ington, including tho President, realized that
an oulrago had boon committed on a gallant
and meritorious ofllcor. On Deo. 23, 18uM, tho
order of dismissal was revoked, and Col. Shaw
was given an houorablo discharge from tho
service to unto fiom tlto 10th day of tho pre
vious November, tho date on which his noble
old regiment had loft tho service."
As thoro has beon no retraction of thcao
charges, to our kuowlodgo, by any part of tho
Nineteenth Corps, it did and does arouse tho
resentment of the men composing Slmw'ri Bri
gado against tho officers making thum and tho
manner in whioh they woro instigated. Col.
Shaw had his faults, hut fear, cowardice, In
competency, aud disobodioiicu woro not among
them. We had seeu his courage and firmuos3
too well tented, not only in this battle, but
such as Douelson aud Shiloh, to remain silent
whon disgrace was heaped upon him. Is our
rosentmout honest, or not? I leave tho answer
with tho roador.
Permit mo in closing lo say I havtt written,
uot for tho purposo of "mud-throwing," or to
cast undeserved reflections on any ono, hut, if
possible, to elicit tho facts, that tho Second
Brigado, Third Division, Sixteenth Corps, and
iln commander, may bo accorded at least a
measure of the merit thoy won.
Would bo glad to hear, through tho columns
of The National Tjiiduiik, or otherwise,
from any comrado who took part In this oxpo
dttion, knowing thero aro ninny whoso talent
and position hotter qualifies thum lor giving
information. -Wm.T. McMakkk, Orderly-Sergeant,
Co. K, 11th Iowa.
Bend "Belter than a Pension " on page 7.
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BATTLE OF FRANKLIN.
A Sllclitgitu ConirndVa A mm at of How tho (lap
EniTon National Tjiiblwi:: While I havo
boon very much Interested in reading in your
valuable paper tho accounts of comrades of tho
many battles iji which the writers claim to havo
participated, I have also boon somewhat amii.Hod
with the often widely conflicting accotiu tsof dif
ferent comrades of tho samo hatlto, and some
times porsous, members of tho same company
or regiment, will differ more or Iu- iu thoir
accounts of thu same ciigngumcut, anil as I, too,
" was thoro," I havo been deeply interested iu
the various versions of the battle of Franklin,
Teiin., and If 3011 will kindly allow mo a small
apace in Tin; Tuii'UNi:, I wish to correct somo
fow errors, moro particularly in tho versions of
Comrades James Davis, Fiwl Sergeant, Co. C,
23d Mich., ami that of Comrade Shollouhcrgor,
who he (Davis) justly criticises.
As I shall confine my relation ontiroly lo the
part taken by tho Second DivUiou, Twenty
third Corps, In order to make all plain we will
go back to tho evening of Nov. 29, 1801. Tho
Second ami Third Brigades, nil that was pres
ent of tho Second Divtsioti, as train guunta, had
a slight brush with thu ouemy about three
miles south of Spring Hill, driving them buck,
aud bucccssfully evading a targe foieu of rebel
infantry then posted iu line of buttle near
Spring Hill; moved on with our train, roach
lug Franklin nhout sunrise on the morning of
Nov. 30. After taking our breakfast wo moved
out, taking our position on tho line to thu right,
or west side, of the Columbia pike, and the coin
M'tud fornVug reliefs wont to work on our
Iiht fortifications, which were scarcely fin
ished, when Hood advanced In his firrl cnarge,
about 4;30 p. in. Iu forming our brigade lino
the works wo had built wore longer than wo
had men to fill, aud thoro lining a niiort space
lert between the 23d Mich, and thu lOTlh HI.,
this space was filled by two compuiica of a
new Ohio regiment, I think the lb3d. There
had also been a regiment posited ou an advanced
hue to check the advance of tho enemy, thus
giving those on thu main Htm time to he iu
perfect readiness to give our friends the John
nies a proper reception. This regiment was,
of course, driven buck on the muiu Unis, the
enemy following close upon their heels. This
regiuieut, instead of hulling oil tho main lino,
wero moving ofT to the rear, iii good order,
however, when 1 heard Col. Moore, command
ing the Second Brigade, direct one of his Aids
to halt that regiment aud move llioin buck ou
the lino, which he promptly did, aud to thoir
credit bo it said thut to u man they about
faced aud moved hack to tho Hue and lumaiued
until the clone of the action, materially aiding
tho llllh Ohio and 107th ill. iu maintaining
their petition. 1 know not what regiment this
wus, but had tho impression tit thu time thut
it was that same new Ohio regiment (183d).
Now for thut wonderful "gap" iu tho liuo,
what caused thu gap, and how aud by whom it
was cloned. At the first charge of thu enemy
when that advanced lino wan driven in and
Hood's euiried hosts wore rushing ou after
them, thor,o two companies of tho now regi
ment left thoir position and run to the rear,
and tli eio two companies were 110 doubt the
troops which tho imagination of Comrade Sltel
lenberger magnified into "two brigades," as
they were the only troops that vacated tho
Second Division lines until thu close of tho
battlo. Now, kind reader, do not censure too
severely thu act ion of those two companies of
To their inexperienced eyes, unaccustomed to
such scenes as woro now suddenly thrust huforo
them, tho urray iu their immediato front
110 doubt had a must formidable appuarauce,
and us sclf-prciorvutioti is ha id to bo thu first
law of our nature, who blames thum for getting
out of that and trying to "have their bacon "V
Now, supposing this lo bo thu gap iu the
Hue referred to by Comtade Shcltuuhergor, 1
must differ both with him and Comrade D.tvis
as to how and by whom it was clobed. From
my perfect knowledge of tho character of
Comrade Davis, 1 utii awuru that he would
not knowingly misrepresent a single hum
concerning Franklin or any other battle, so
I think either he was misinformed at the
lime, or was so excited 011 reading Shullen
berger'a version of tho affair that his mind
was confused or at fault iu aomo way; for
this gap which was Immediately at tho left of
Die !d Mich, was not closed immediately, as
Davis has it, by tho 111th Ohio, tor it was uot
closed at all until after the eecoud or third
charge, of tiie enemy hud been repulsed and
darkness hud settled down upon tho scene.
Wo at the left or the 23d Mich., had dis
covered that a portion of tho ciiuiuy'v forco, in
stead of falling back with tho rett to reform
their lines, hud stealthily taken position in tho
trench outside our breastwork in front of the
gap, and watching opportunities, would climb
to thu top of tho breastwork and give usu raking
fire right und left, and were ut that timo doing
us more haitn than all the restof Hood's army.
This matter was reported to Col. Mooro, I
think by Capt. Hamilton, of the 23d, and ou
his slating thut the tiOth Intl., on tho right of
the brigado, had nothing much to do only a
single liuo of bottle to hold tho Oolonol di
rected him to go to tho 80th aud request the
Major to send two companies over to tho loft to
close up the said gap, which was immediately
doue. And while these companies wero moving
quietly along iu roar of our Hue, my position,
as file-closer, brought me directly in tho Hue
of their march, aud when tho Captain leading
them (I think It was the Captain of Co, H of
the 80th) came up to mo, ho asked: " Where is
that gap In tho lino?" I suld, "Only 11 fow
steps to tho left, Cap.; I'll go with yon," and
walking with him to tho vacaut space, I said,
"Hero is the gap, Captuin; good-by," aud re
turned to my post. This is how aud by whom
that gap was closed. 1
I leavo tho gallant Captain, if ho is living, to
inform your readers how ho planned to rid us
of that uuisanco, and hw well tho noblo boya
of Ills command oxecutqd his orders, taking, as
I understood, a goodly uuiubor of prisoners.
And I appeal to Col. Mooro, if ho bo living, and
Capt. John Hamiltonof tho 23d Mich., and
nny of tho oilicora or" soldiers of tho 80th Ind.
who woro pnrlici pants, ins to tho correctness of
my statement. A S. Smith, Sergeant, Co. C,
23d Mich., Lay ton Corners, Mich.
Eoad " Bolter than a Pension " on pago 7.
AT W1NCHESTE R.
And tho ISlh Ind. was "Tliar."
Editor National Tkiiiukk: I vns boon a
Biibsuribor to dor National Tin hunk for nhout
oight yoar, und I Most always Homcdimes read
dor Edidorial bago first, und scan over dor
" Fighting Dom Ovor" columns last. Von I
seo somcdiugB apout a pattlo vat dor 13th Ind.
vash in I roads 'im. Veil, 'twas funny how
somo of dom vollers writes! I peliovo doy
vant to dell dor drutli, but dor drouhle scorns
to bo, doy can't soo all ofer a pig pattlo-ground
at onco if doy do much fighting. Und Botno
vauls to gif somo barlicular regiment and
Gurnel all dor braise; dot vash nix fair! I
doughldol I loft dor school-room in dor Spring
of 'til, von I vns yust 19 yoar old, und enlisted
to "go und fight" mil J. C. Sullivan of dor
13th Ind. und Co. B. Yah. und I dought wo
leavo Indianapolis und "our girls pohind us"
on dor niglitof dor 4th of July, 1801, und dot
on der 11th of dor month yust seven days
after wo left homo wo "knocked out" dor
Shotiuics at Rich Mountain ; maypo I vns mis
taken; und I dinks all der vilo wo fights at
Slicat Mountain, Greenbrier, und all ofor West
Virginia, und dot we sliarge at Ivornstown in
1862; maypo I vash mistaken; maypo I vash
ouut stealing Bhickeus mil "Bill" Sutton und
Luopold Pntili I
Yah, i dinks all der vile dot Licut.-Gurnol
Foster loads us, mil our guns at "right shoul
der shift," right nop to dot straw-Btack, und
dot wo shargo und drivo dor Shonnios until
dark; I vasli dinkiug all doso long years dot
1 grub hold of dor bridle of dor horso a cronm
colorcd horse of one of Stonewall's Aids, und
Bob Owoiib grab his bridle on dor onnor sido,
und dot wo t;uut him, n brlsoucr, to der rear;
butnmypol vash mistaken; maypo I vash in
dor icar guarding der knapsacks!
I dinks all dor vilo dot my Oaptaiu, J. M.
Wilson, sny lo nic a fow weeks uftor dot, von
1 had got into somo troubles, " Frazlor, if It
wasn't for your undaunted bravory on der
patilollold of Winchester, und your widowed
niothor, whom I dink deserves a potter son,
I'd havo you shot as an example for dor regi
ment; now, d n you, go to your quarters !"
Now, Mr. Kditor, 1 dinky all doso dings, und
ninypu somo moro, but Muj. Capohart, iu de
scribing dot lccdlo fight, scorns intent only on
belittling a good officer Nathan Kimball, of
der J '1 tli Ind., In praiaing another good ofllcor,
of equally as good a regiment Licut.-Chiruol
Crcigltton, und making it appear that ho
Capelmrt was dor only 0110 who vas Bhmart
onottgh to dutect, in advance, Shoncral Shack
son's indentions. Spcaknig of Kimball, ho
says: "Ills regular profesiiou vas dot of n
physician, und, of course, dor plsucss ho vas
now following vas comparatively now to him,
though ho had somo practical experience with
Lander In West Virginia, under McClollan und
Ko?cernn8." I s It dot so? Veil, Dr. Cnpu
hart, vlll yoti ehust dell us If your " regular
profession " vas not dot of a " physician," und
blone dell us old soldiors how much " bnictical
oxbotiouco" you hail oop to dot timo?
Futthor ou, Dr. Capohart, in shpeakitig of
Shoueral Kimball, facetiously refers to him as
"dor doctor in immadlato shsrgo of der caao!"
Veil, Dr. Capohart, 1 vill ytmt romark dot dor
"doctor in immediate idiurgo of dot enso" got
his batlcnt through all rial! Capohart nlfO
says: "Hoping to seduce der shy Confederate
fiom Ills luir, Shields feigned timidity, und
moved hurriedly bilok to Winchester." Vol!,
dot vash drui) : und, being druo, how is Dr.
Cupuhnrt going to tnsko it gorrcspond mit der
reinnik, further on, dot "Shields und Kimball
had boon quite nmiwnro of Shackion's prox
imity?" Veil, doso vash somo funny dings I
I goes my neighbor's house into, und shako
111I110 fibt under his now, whilst liko John L.
btillivati, und say, Co nio mit your house out,
und I lick you und yottr poys so bad as never
vash I Coom mtt tier pack yard ouut, und I
knock duuder und blixen out mit you! Drn
I turns n ro tint und runs mit der pack yard
otiat, unu tieior UiiiK doc vol 10 r uuu dor poys
is In doso "broximity" to me, oh?
Veil, dot vash so funny! Now der fact Is,
ncithor Shields, Kimball, nor uuyono cUo vas
surprised; wo wore looking for 11 ml courting
thu attack. One would dink, from der account
of Dr. Ciipulmrt, dot dor 5th und 7th Ohio
wero dor only regiments uot ropulsud in der
shargo. I vash all ilcrdimo dinkiug dot dor
13lh Iud. vns uot repuliod; but maypo I vash
mistaken ; maypo 1 managed to get suddenly
Bick, "shunt jteforo der pattlo, inuddor," und
vash in der hospital. It nho occurs to mo dot
one man don't always sotnedimes hear all der
remarks dot der officers shpeak, veu dure vas
homo fighting going on. Capohart heard Pat
rick, of der fith Ohio, say, "(Jeep cool," " Hold
your ground," "Ilomember Cincinnati," und
" Der bully lager boor," or wordB to dot effect,
as dor lawyers sny.
Veil, 1 dinks dot 1 viuli number ono in my
coompauy dot time, und being on dor right
flank of dor regiment, I could hear some dings
dot my Gurnel shpeak, und so I vill doll It.
After dor artillery had been fighting n goot
vilo, der infantry opened l:kn dor duyvel, und
Sullivan, who had been chiding all der dime
pecauso his men had not peon called ou, said,
as his eyes flashed lire, "Golt! dot Ish vat I
likes to hcarl" Pooty soon, after n leedlo vile,
dor order coom for der 13th, und Sullivan
being In command of dor brigade, Lleut.-Gur-ncl
It. S. Foster took us to dor pattluflehl ; wo
coom 011 der field shuet as dor Gurnel of der
81th Pa. vash killed, und der poys of dot regi
ment und dor 110th, und der poys of dor 1-1 tit
Iud., vas fighting like der duy vol, but slowly
fulling pack ; veu dey sou n doy say, " Hooray!
hero coom der Shout Mountain Zouaves!" Dot
vash vat vo vash called all dose dimes. Foster
see right avay vat der drouhle vash. Dcm
poys all fight like dor duyvel; Indiana, Ohio,
Pennsylvania, und Virginia, all goot, one shust
bo goot us aiiodder, hut doy vash In duropuu
licit, und der Shouufus vash dor stone fence,
der straw-stack, und der trees puhiur. Foster
led us shust like it vash ou dress barado, right
oop mit dot straw-stack und woods; down
about der center, der poys begun to get linba
tiont, und der line vash bulged a leedlo out
like a rainbow, mit der bow towards der Slion
nles; don Foster yell out so lout as never vash,
" Veil, d 11 it, go in den!" Dot order vash
yust as goot, und oboyed yust as bromplly, aslt
der von ve read apout in der history, who s.ty,
"On, Stanly, on ! Shargo, Sliestor, sluirgo!"
Dor comrades of Ohio, Pennsylvania, uud
Virginia, veu dey sec how vo inarch riht avay
ofer dot field, nfer dor dead uud dor dying,
rally once more, glf somo moro cheers, uud go
in mit us, and vo chno "Stonewall Shackson "
till dark. Now, Mr. Editor, 1 vasli vnitiug so
long for somopody who could write petter ash
nio to dell der part dot der 13th Ind. duke mit
dot pattlo, und nopody don't do Holdings mil
it, so I do der hest'I can. 1 dink nil der poys
do veil, uud dot dur i3th, mit Gurnel It. S.
Foster, turned dor tide jf pattlo uud saved tier
day. Vat litis boconto mil all dent old 13th
poys? Vy you don't siipoak ouat. eh? Dreo
cheers for der Bed, Wlrlto, and Pino, uud dor
soldier's frlonddor National Tkiiiunk!
" Lkk" 1'iiAZiKii, Co. B, 13th Ind., Berry ville,
. bid Not ( ayluru 0.ulto Ho Mirny Itfbeln.
Fditou National Tjimunk: Iu your paper
of Sopt. 18, uppcurs a communication from Dr.
J. K. Thornbury, of BaUeries F uud A, 1st 111.
L. A., of Priucoioii, Kays., who makes a statu.
moot to tho effect that tho Fourth Division,
Fifteenth Corps, wits composed of the following
regimentslind butteries': The 2(ltii, 40th, lath,
00th, and 103d III.,, P-tli. 07lli, OUlh and 100th
Iud., -Kith and 70th Ohio, (ilh Iowa, lr.th Mich.,
and Buttery F, 1st ill, L. A., Chonuy'a uud
Griflin'ii 1st Iowa Battery. Now, I want to
ut u to that my impressiott Is that thu SOth HI.,
12lh and 100th ind. wcro In thuFhst Division.
I was u member of Co. i), 2b'th III., aud that
regiment was in tho First Division. Co. D,
alter Atlanta was taken, was headquarter guards
of H10 First Division. Again, ho says that on
tho 3d of August, 18U4,,ft detail of 000 men was
nmdo to ehargo the enoiny'u skirmish-lino, etc.
This date is wrong. It should be tho '1th of Au
gust. Again, I am tho man whom ho calls
"Private" John A. Wilson, of Co. D, 20lh
III,, and that tho robol pit Bpoken of did not
contain 17 mon. There wore not ovor four mon
in tho pit at tho timo. John S. Wilson inbuilt
have captured somo men, bub did uot capture
any in tho pit, nud there was no ofllcor iu the
rebel pit at thu timo. -Cuaulks Wilson, Cor
poral, Co. D, 20th HI., FiiBt Division, Fifteenth
Corp, Ciuuiute, Kaus.
Bead " Bettor than, a Pouaiou " ou pago 7
From Alert Comrades All Alons the
llontlis or JIlRtrr.
John S. Ivuphurt, Lieutenant, Co. F, 5th Ind.
Cav., Morguutown, Ind., was n prisoner in
Lihby, Mucou, Charleston, aud Columbia 078
days from May 18, 1803, until March 1, 1805.
J. C. Hayes, Co. A, 101th N. Y., Sandwich
Post, G10, Waterman, 111., writo3 that, having
been ciiptuiod at Gettysburg July 1, 1803, ho
was confined on Hollo Isle, Andorsonvillo, Sa
vannah, Milluti, Blackshcar, Thomnsville, and
exchanged at Vickshurg, March 31, 1805; thus
hia period of imprisonment was 030 days.
A. U. Boohor, First Lioutenant, Co. 1, 73d Tnd
Burdick, Ind., having soon claims by different
comrades that thoy woro confined In rebel
prisons longor than any othor Union solduir,
sayH ho was captured on a raid with i,-100 othors,
nud tboy woro all released but about 00 officers.
In tiio courso of timo somo of theso woro
released by special exchango, some niado thoir
escape, nud othors died, until tho numbor
dwindled to but 30. Tho writer was captured
May 3, 18G3, noiir Bomo, Ga., and was confined
in Lihby, Macon, Charleston, Columbia, Char
lotto, Gicoti3horo, Uuleigh, and Goldsboro, nnd
was paroled near Wilmington March 1, 1S05;
so ho thinks thut ho can "soo" Comrade Ware
and "go him 00 days bettor."
Two Good SiucRrst loan.
Olivor Bliss, M. D Springfield, Mass., sug
gests that the G.A.It. build a monument of its
own to tho perpetuation of tho BoutimenLs of
the Order, mid that it bo dono while there are
yet many comrades on this side of tho Groat
Bivor. Ho proposes Hint it bo orccted in tho
city of Washington, D.C.; that it hoof granite,
aud that ovory G.A.It. Post pay for ono stone,
tiiat stono to be lettered witii tho namo and
numbor of tho Post, its Department, and the
number of its members at tho timo tho stono
John A. Malono, Co. I, 22d 111., DeSoto, Mo.,
says, that as Congress did littlo or nothing at
its last session for the ex-prisoners, overy one
of thcao men should confer with his Member
of Congress who is now canvassing the district
ho oxpects to ropicont, and urgoupou him tho
passage of Bomo measuro of relief. Those mem
bers should ho followed up with letters and
petitions, so that whon Congress meets in Do
cumber it will bo prepared to uct immediately
upon the quoatiou.
Infoniintloii Atked and (llrcn.
James O. Sullivan, Co. B, 23th Mass., Niantio,
Conn., desires to ascertain tho names nud nd
dics3csof two soldiers (ouo of them bolioved
to be Sergeant McCarthy of Now York) who
assisted him, after a severe fail, to take tho
train destined for AndcrBonvilio prinon. It
was nhout May 14th, 1801, directly uftor tho
buttle of tho Wilderness, whon ho, with a squad
of about 400 prisoners of war, wero marched
off whilo wailing for tho train. He was in
such a weak condition that ho fell headlong
across Ike rails of tho track, striking his hip
with suclrforco us to become entirely helpless.
Two of tho prisoners agisted him, and if they
will kindly scud him their names and nd
droHHoa, it may result in his obtaining a pen
sion. David G. Woods, Co. F, 19th Ind., who was
r. prisoner of war at Florence-, S. C, would liko
to hear from James Prcutico, who mado his
oicapu with thu writer from Florence, or from
tuiy of tho boys who helped to capture tho
company of robol militia at Crab Orchard, N. C.
Ho woUjJT also like to kiiow if any of them
remember tho namo of. tho guide who was shot
during that expedition.
John S. Phillips, Troop M, l8t N. Y. M't'd
Kitlos, 01 East Fourth street, N. Y., answering
Thomas KaiHom, of his regiment, as to tho
jthooling of tho Provost-Marshal at Williams
burg, Va., in 1803, snya that tho Lietitonant
was limited W. W. Dissoway, of Troop M, and
tho man who shot him was Private Boyle, of
J. A. Wells, Captain, 01st 111., Erie, Kan., an
swering John C. Dunn, lJUh Intl., who asked
what bncamo of thoSurgeon who rushed to the
aid of President Lincoln when struck down by
Booth, writes that George W. McMillin was the
Surgeon iu question, and he died about five
years ago, iu Neosho County, Kaus.
Lost ninl Found.
Martin Y. B. Itussoll, 8 Princo stroot, Salem
Mass., has tho discbargo of James H. llauaon,
Co. I, fith 11. 1. II. A.
M. 15. Kenncr, La Gro, Iud,, has a Henry re
peating ritle Inscribed with tho namo of L. P.
Taltman, Co. A, Weutorn Sharpshooters.
J. A. Long. Gloncoc, Oro., left his discharge
in tho office of A. B. Wndo, South Bond, Iud.,
aud would liko to know what hocamo of it.
A. W. Durnoll, Cloiidcuuu, W. Va., lost iu
November, 1801, at a station on tho B. & O. B.
B. near Baltimore, a laige size Smith and Wcs-
bou revolver attached to a sword-bolt.
Look Out for Hint.
John J. M., Marion, Ind.. referring to recent
item about one Stevens, a fraud, who was pub
lished in Tub National Tkuiunu, says that
shortly after Stovous'a arrival at tho National
Homo nt Marion, thero enme another tall, sol
dierly follow named William Boyd, of Co. F,
1st Iowa Cav'., who appeared well acquainted
with Stevens. But no ono was more willing to
corroborate tho statements about Stevens made
,in this papor when thu item reached the com
rades at tho Home. Bigltt thou Boyd com
menced some confidenco work on his own part
and miuuiged toswindle tho comrades iu various
w.'13's, ouo of his schemes being to raise a club
for TlkNationalTui hunk; several comrades
gave him $5 bills because thoy had not tho
chnugo, ou his promising to return $-1. Ho
borrowed all thu monoy ho could, nnd about
the lime they begun to suspect him skipped.
Boyd is evident' n man to keep clear of, for
he has not been caught yet.
(t'ood llomcM UV.il Idjt.
II. L. Albright, 2d Ind. battery, Roytto, Ark-.,
wants to correspond with some soldier's widow
or daughter with a view to inatriiuouy. Hols
a widower with one small child.
Henry 15. Cross, Talmuge, Mo., wishes to
correspond with a soldiur'a widow between the
age of 40 and 50, with a view to matrimony.
W. C Fuy, Co. O, GStli Ohio, Dolwood, Midi.,
is iu good circumstnut'u-i, and would like to
adopt an intelligent boy not morethun 10 years
old, a soldier's orphan preferred. Ho would do
well by him aud bo as a father lo him.
15. C. Bacon, Harvey's Hollow, Vt., says that
M. M. Wheeler, East I'eacham, Vt., was ouo of
the jurors who tried and sentenced the Hatdors
in Atideraiinville to death.
J. 15. Stiuinard, Co. G, 14th Conn., Wolaka,
Flu., having seon the mention of guuulue
Chinamen in tho army, says he knew Joe
Piurc.u as a truo soldier. There was another
Chinaman in the 27th Conn., unuiud Antonio
Dardoll. who was brought from China by a
Capt. White when quite-young. Dardoll sorvad
his time with crdit. aud now lives in Now
Havun. Tho genuine South Smi Ishuidurn men
tioned In TitK National Tisihunk wre in
tho w' Titer's compsny, and if any d evr
amu of thoir botug there It wns iiotdtoeevervd
nt tho lime. He believes one of thunrwui f
tho 12 tried in AndersouviUu for murUr, and
wus of the hIx who were pardoned. He would
Itku to know If anyone has knowledge of u
gen ill no Greek serving in our army.
Alexander Gntirley, Co. 1), 30th II!., National
Military Home, Ivan.. Is a vory old comrade.
Ho was born near Edinburgh, Scotland, in
May, 1703. Ho served four years and six
mouths in our nrmy, hud a good record, aud
was permanently Injured by the fulling of n
log at Turkey Bond, Va., while assisting to
Thomas Bryson, 27th Ind., Gettysburg, S. D.,
aitys a great many of the comrades havo written
hint, urging him to reply to noine of thu criti
cisuiH upon him. He will do so briefly at un
Fordlnuud ZImmcror, Co. 1), 0th Ohio, Tuck
ervillu. Neb., claims that ho und Christian Stra
demoyor, of his cumpuuy, wore tho lust two men
to louvo Snodgrass Hill, or Horseshoo Iiidgo,
under orders. After the terrible fighting on
Sept. 20, which lasted from 11 a. m. until 1:30,
on our left flunk und rear, it became quiet, but
the wtitor's regimont could not seo or hear
anything of tho right wing of our army. Soon
after, they found somo of our troops formed on
Snodgrass Hill, and these theyjoiued just as
tho enemy woro milking thoir first attack on
those troojia. The writer's regiment, 2d Minn.,
3!th Ohio, and 87th Intl., composing tho Third
Brigado, Third Division, Fourteenth, Corps,
wore tho first to como to tho assistance of tho
troops at that point, which wa3 hold until after
dark, and the writer and Sirademuyer remained
on tho hill utttil 9 o'clock. Longstreet's troous
mado at least four charges botwoou 2 p. m. aud
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Kentlon The Katlouel TriDaoa
dark. The 9th Ohio was the last to leave tho
Hold, aud Liout. Schneider asked for two men
to stand guard nntil all had withdrawn. Stra
demoyer und the writer were the two men to
volunteer. Thoy remained thero at least an
hour, when thoy followed tho rojjitnant. The
woods had taken fire, tho gronud wa3 strewn
with dead and wounded, aud tho screams of
tho poor follows who could not movo wero
terrible, lie would like to hear from Comrade
Tho Joco'boro Charge.
W. F. Clendenen, Co. A, 69th Ohio, First Bri
gade, First Division, Fourteenth Corps, Sweet
Springs, Mo regrets that ho does not see any
thing from lii3 brigado about tho charge at
Jouooboro. That brigado made a flank move
ment in front of Atlanta in tho evening,
ntnrchcd all night through a dense thicket of
underbrush with a wide cut through it, and
about 11 o'clock thoy carao to tho railroad,
which thoy tore up and camped doso to that
night, marching early the next morning. About
2 p. in. they wero drawn up in front of Jones
boro, on a slight riso of ground, in sight of tho
onaniy's works; tho railroad w3 between them
and tho works. Under a crossflre of muskotry
aud call i3 tor they mado tho charge about 4
o'clock, losing hoavily, about one-half of the
writer's company being woundud or killed.
The writor was wounded just before tho bri
gado reached the railroad. He wants to hear
by letter from Itobert Clendouen and George
Other Comnt'nts ami Correction-.
Samuel A. Ambroso, Co. B, 4th Independent
Battalion of Ohio Cav., Dayton, Ohio, says
Gen. Marcus J. Wright, speaking of Gen. Grant,
remarks that ho mentioned to the General that
persons had said that he (Grant) and not Shor
nian was tho projector of the march to tho sea;
that tho General replied tuis was a mistake, as
the origin and success of tho movement was
duo to Gon. Sherman. The writer remembers
a speech made by Gen. Sherman from tho bal
cony of tho Burnett House, m Cincinnati, ia
which ho said that inside the walls of that
hotel Gon. Grant and ho laid tho plans of the
campaign of tho inarch to tho sea. Grant met
Sherman in Nashville to consider this move
ment, but was so bothered with other duties
forced upon him by his officers that they ad
journed to Cincinnati, whero they jointly per
fected the celebrated campaign. Each General
gavo due credit to tho other.
John T. Frcdorich, Co. C, 10th Ohio Cav.,
nud Co. II. 7Cth Ohio, Eaton, 111., having read
n communication from tho Sorgoaut-Major of
the 92d HI. Mounted Inf., in which he slurs tho
10th Ohio Cav., says that tho 10th was mus
tered into service October, 1SC2, 1,200 strong,
aud from that ditto until the Spring of 1SG5
received 900 recrnit3, making 2,100 in all ; of
that number only 2U0 aro living to toll of the
dreary marches and hardships ondured. Tho
writer was iu a numbor of battles in both in
fantry and cavalry, and was seldom uble to seo
what was goiug on away from his immediato
regiment, and therefore cannot toll what other
regiments did, as some of the comrades, espe
cially as this Serguant-Miyor, endeavors to do.
The 02d was a good regiment and did hard
service. Tho charges by tho comrado are that
tho 10th ou receiving a volley from the rebels
acted in a cowardlj manner und wcro on tho
point of running. Tho truth is that the 10th
charged upon barricade in columnsof four, and
tho confusion alluded tu happened oil receiving
a volley which killed several meu and hr,
that blocked tho way for a fow moineuts, check
ing tho ttdvauco of tho column until the ob
structions wero removed. Among tho wottitdtfcl
in this ehargo was Capt. Norton, ea of tka
bravest men in tho servioe. The 10th Ohio
charged ovor tho barricade and did tho doty
assigned to it.
Read "Batter than a i'uitaioii on page 7.
ITo Hew ohwoly yu tiMomMa ytu sister.
She So ttveryWily ya.
lIe(eHtkueitttMuUy And nliAtakaaMlamae
girl sko U.
Head "Ittr twn a Pnauten e pago 7.
Cohou (t hid partner) Dbh new tariff vas
going to Ht up fktr brio tf eaWdhUHjl.
IwWMaantaew Yaw; v had hotter mark up
dlMHa MiHd-Mnd ovorteata yh& dollar all
Itoad " Batter tkan a Pndttm " on pago 7.
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Ha Do you object to my calling ?
Sim Oh, no. What worries ma is that you
mauiigo to find me at home.
Koad "Better thau a Ponsion " on page 7.
awi 1 ' iaa - -
Tho Dear (Jlrlt.
.V. I. JferuW.
Ethel 'Have you over noticed that there is
soiuethiug depressing iu tho darkness?
Maud No, but I havetifton noticed some
Eoad "Bettor than a Peusion" on page 7.
Ha Had To.
"So you didn't marry Miss Jenks tho heiress
after all. Was it your own doing?" "Ed,
tirely my own." "How was it, anyhow?"
" Well, you seo, I took no for an answor."
Eead "Better than a Pension " on pago 7.
Bijohnson Havo you bought a ticket to the
Bijoues Not yet ; but speaking of church
mirs, what an artful highway robbery that waa
in Ariaoua yesterday J
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Bead "Better thau a Peustou " ou page 7.
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