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THE NATIONAL TMBUWffi m&BB$$& fti & THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 1896.
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FIGHTING THEM OVER
What Our Veterans Have to Say About
Ti;eir Old Campaigns.
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Gon.KosecratiB, and,riding up to him, I asked
for Gen. Thomas. A look at Gen. Rose
cranss face, and I could alinostfeel the tears
start from iny eyes. I oould see the battle
was lost to us. I asked Gen. Rosecrans
where Gen. Thomas's Headquarters were,
and lie asked : ' Who are you ? ' I told him
I had a dispatch from Gen. Granger to Gen.
Thomas, and ho said : ' I cannot direct
3011 ; Gen. Garfield has started for Gen.
Will Comrade Perry kindly tell us where
that "Ihic-of-battJc" was located? In
order to understand how Comrade Perry
An Illinois Artilleryman "Wants to Know
Editor National Thibune: In your
issue of Match 12, 39G, 1 notice, nuder
head of the "Loyal Home Workers," an
article in reference to the part taken in the
hattle of Cliickauianga, on Sept. 30, 18G3, hy
Comrade W. M. Perry, or the 96bh 111. As
I was a member of the same division, I
would like to ask Comrade Perry a few
questions, in order that wo may fully under
stand juat what he really did do upon that
It will he nnderstood that this comrade
and myself were members of Steedmau's
Division, of Granger's Reserve Corps, It is
said for Comrade Perry that " Gen. James
35. Steedman "was in commaud of the divis
ion, and Sept. 18 the command moved to
Chickamauga. Sept. 19 we had hard fight
ing. " I wonld like to ask Comrade
Perry where and with whom did we have a
41 hard fight" on Sept 19 ? In Vol XXX.,
Part 1, page 8G0, of the Rebellion Records,
Gen. Steedman says:
"On the morning of the 19th, having re
ceived orders from Maj.-Gen. Granger to do 1
so, I withdrew Col. McCoofs and Col.
Mitchell's Brigades from Heed's Bridge,
which had been burned by my order before
the troops were withdrawn. I moved with
OoL Mitchell's Brigade to the support of
Ben. Whitaker, and posted Col. McCook's
Brigade at the juuefion of the Cleveland
and lliuggold roads."
Without a Woiid of Waenixg.
The Line of SKiKsiisncns.
On page 854 of the same volume Gen.
Granger says: "As the enemy were gather
ing in force around Col. McCook, I sent him
an order, at 6 o'clock on the morning of the
19th instant, to withdraw from that posi
tion. This order was execnted by 7. a. m.
Nothing further than slight skir
mishing occurred in our front during the re-
. -... . - f jl. 3 if r. . r-.
jnatning part ot sue any. uen. uranger
further says: "The position of my forces on
the morning of the 20th instant, and up to
the hour of battle, was as follows: Col. Mc
Cook's Brigade was moved to a point near
McAfee Church, and was placed in such a
position as to cover the Binggold road;
Gen. Whitakcr's Brigade, together with Col.
Mitchell's, retaiued the same position they
had the evening before.
"The enemy did not make his appearance
in our immediate front during the morning,
but large clouds of duet conld be eeen be
yond our position arising from the Lafay
ette and Harribon roads, moving in the di
rectionof IhcsoundofbaUle. -Atl0:30 a.m.
increasing in volume and intensity on oar
I heard heavy tiring, which was momentarily
right, in the direction of Gen. Thomas's
position. Soon afterwards being well con
vinced, judging Irom the sound of battle,
that the enemy were pushing him hard, and
fearing that he would not be able to resist
their combined attack I determined to go
to his assistance at once. I started with
Gen. Wuitaker's and Col. Mitchell's Bri
gades, under the immediate command of
Gen. Steed man, and left Cok McOookrs Bri
gade at the McAfee Church, in position to
covor the Ringgold road.
"Gen. Thomas was at this time engaging
the enemy at a point between the Lafay
ette and Dry Valley roads, in the vicinity
of Snodgrnwi House, about three and onc
lialf miles from our place of starting. We
had not proceeded more than two miles
when the enemy made his appearance in the
woods on the left of our advancing column,
about three-fourths of a mile from the road.
They opened upon us quite briskly with
their skirmishers and a section of artillery.
I then made a short halt to feel of them,
and, becomiug convinced that they consti
tuted only a party of observation, I again
rapidly pushed forward roy troops."
Comrade Perry's article further on says:
"I was detailed from Gen. Steedtuan's to
Gen. Granger's Headquarters, and was given
an order (V) to be taken to Gen. Thomas. I
had an escort of 17 men from the 4th TJ. S.
Cav., and when only a little way from our
"rode along the line-of-baltle " until lie mot
Gen. Rosecrans, it will be remembered by
those who took part in the battle of Chicka
mauga that Granger was on the extreme
lett flank of the army, and that Gen. Rose
crans at 11 a. m. was at or near the Dver
House, very near the right flank, at wbich
tinio he, with McCook's and Crittenden's
Corps, comprising more than 20,000 men,
were driven from the field, aud retreated
down the Dry Valley road west of the Vi
dilo House, aud went through McFarlaud's
Gap to Rossvillc, and thence on to Chatta
nooga. Where was the "line-of-battle" and the
"horrible sights, and the mangled bodies of
tho poer wounded and dying men, calling
for 'Water, water F" in riding from Gen.
Granger's position near McAfee's Church
towards Snodgrass Hill, the position of Gen.
xnomas; anu now aid ue Happen to run
into Gen. Rosecraus, who must have been
at least three or four miles to the right of
Comrade Perry's proper line of march, and
fully that far from any armed rebels, at that
Of course, we have all read how Gen. Gar
field so gallantly rode, under the iire of the
enemy, in going from Gen. Rosecrans, after
the break in the line and they bad been
swept from the fields to Gen. Thomas, who
was on Shodgrass Hill; but as that has
long since been accepted as a mild fiction,
we cannot accept Comrade Perry's ride from
Gen. Grauger at McAfee Church towards
Gen. Thomas's position via Gen. Rosecraus,
as passing any liue-of-batle.
Comrade Perry t-nys Gen. Rosecrans asked,
"Who are those men with you," and he told
mm, 3Iy escort,-' and he said: "lou, with
your men, act as my escort until my bod3T
guard comes up." They then started with
Gen. Rosecrans for Chattanooga, over the
hills, until we got to the valley, where tho
General halted for lunch; then down the
TaJhjy we went towards Chattanooga uuiU
we met his guard, and Perry, with his escort,
From this acrount it wonld appear that
Gen. Rosecrans expected bis escort to " come
up" that is, from the direction of the bat
tlefield; but farther along it appears that
after the lunch in the valley on the way to
Chattanooga they "met his guard." Just
why Gen. Rosecrans should need an escort
of 38 men, when there were from 20,000 to
30,000 men streaming over the same route,
is not explained. It does not appear from
Comrade Perry's account that he ever
reached Gen. Thomas with his order or dis
patch, and we do not wonder at it, from the
direction he took to reach Gen. Thomas.
I am strongly of the opinion that Comrade
Perry, or his amanuensis, have become
slightly mixed in their facts in detailing the
thrilling account of the part Comrade Perry
took in the battle of Chickamauga. Israel
W. Stoke, Battery M, 1st 111'. L. A., Second
Brigade, First Division, Reserve Corps, Wash
ington, D. C.
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tiox or the Throat, use " Jfrovm's JironcMd
Troctics." 25c. a box. Avoid imitations.
Where Was This Scene?
troops the rebels showed themselves. It
wb a terrible ride, ami I expected every
moment to he shot or my hone killed, but
we run the gaullotwith only a flesh-wound
on my noble horse. O, whathonible sights
to see the killed aud mangled bodies all
around me, aud bear the poor wounded and
dying jwou catling for ' Water, water 1 ' I
imagine I can hear thorn now; the impres
sion made upon my mind that day can
never bo forjjow.cn."
Now, the question arises, Howdid Comrade'
Perry run into the rebels in going from
Gen. Granger's Headquarters towards Gon.
Tbotta'g position? Gon. Granger says
there was only a party of observation on that
part of the field. But it appears from what
follows that Comrade Perry did not travel
the smiio route from Gen. Gi anger's to Gen.
Thomas's position that Granger's forces
did, fr he says : '
"1 rode along tho line-of-battle until I met
HURRAHED FOR LOGAN.
An Incident That Occurred at tlio Sackbijj
Editor National Tribune: In your
issue of Feb. 27, 189G, I read Gen. Howard's
account of the sacking of Columbia, S. C,
on the night of Feb. 17, 18G5. The scenes
described rose vividly in my memory. I
will relate an incident that I witnessed
about 11 o'clock p. m. on that night.
On the raid through the Carol inas I com
manded a battalion of detached cavalry
under Gen. Beckwith, Chief Commissary of
Subsistence. As soon as the pontoons were
laid over Broad River I crossed with CO of
my men, and I believe we were the first
mounted troops in the city. A detachment
of tho 33th Iowa crossed opposite the new
Stafehouse in a fiatboat, and I think they
were the first Federal troops in the city.
But to my story.
About 11 o'clock p. m., when the tire was
raging and entirely beyond control, I and
about six of my men sat on our horses at
the end of one of the business streets. The
smoke utterly filled the street, and it seemed
impossible for anyone to live bej-ween the
Gens. Logan and Blair, with staff officers
.nnd escort, were there also, discussing the
situation. Logan turned to Blair and said:
" General, these men who are doing this
work belong to the Seventeenth Corns. You
had better take care of them."
Blair did not reply, but pulled his slouch
hat down over his left eye and leaned for
ward in his saddle.
At this moment the attention of all was
attracted to a cry coming from the smoky
"Clear the track 1 Clear the track!"
Soon there came out of the smoke an old
chaise with the top thrown back, a lean,
gant mule in the shafts, a soldier on his
back, and in the chaise three of his com
rades. All had on extra high plug hats,
white, and each carried a tin vessel filled
The outfit pulled up to within 40 feet of
the two Generals. But it was some lime
before the men could get the smoke out of
their eyes. They finally did, aud at tho
same time realized that they wore in close
proximity to their commanding officer. One
of the soldiers staggered to his feet and
"We belong to the Fifteenth Corps. Hur
rah for Gen. Logan!"
Gen. Blair turned and looked at Logan,
who in turn rode away, followed by staff
aud escort. It is almost needless to say
those soldiers were not puuisbed. H. M.
Kknderuese, Major, 17th Iowa, Topeka,
AMONG THJ3 GUERRILLAS.
Experiences of an Ohio Soldier In Tennessee.
Editor National Tribune: H. B. York,
tho late Captain of the 9th Ohio battery, has
asked me to furnish an account of a tragedy
with which I was connected in tho late war,
which I am willing to do, although it is
entirely from memory ; and I find 32 years is
a long (ime to remember some things, hut
this picture is printed deep in my memory.
After the battle of Stone River, our battery,
the 9th Ohio, was ordered from Triune,
Teun., supposing we were to fake part in tho
advance movement of which Chattanooga
was the objective point, but to our great
disappointment wc were ordered to Mur
freesboro, where we staid but a short time.
Another forward movement was made,
which for the time being ended at Tulla
horna. While at this place we met with experi
ences which were new to us, and by which
we lost by death five men aud by wounds
two more. 1 say by death five, as the disap
pearance of two on our first arrival was mys
terious, but subsequent developments satis
fied us that they were killed.
We were compelled to go outside our
picket-lino for water for our stock. John
Wilson and Dwight Murray, it seems, had
met two pleasant-appearing young ladies,
and were invited to take dinner at their
home on a certain day. The boys on tho
sly planned that when we went outside to
water the horses and inuleB to take this
opportunity to slip away with their horses,
which they did, and wo never saw them
While we were ai this place it seemed
necessary for us to subsist our stock on the
products of the vicinity, so that the railroad
could store at Chattanooga sufficient sup
plies for a forward movement from that
point. Wo therefore received orders from
Maj.-Gen. Slocum, commanding our division,
to go into Lincoln County, about 30 miles
west, which is a very rich and fertile farm
ing country, to get corn for forage, which was
raised in great abundance.
Lieut. Porter, of the 27th Intl., was given
the command of the wagon-train, which
made a trip about once each week, and
usually consisted of about 100 wagons, -with
a guard of two men to each wagon, each
man well armed, or supposed to be, nnd they
to gather and load the corn when found.
Besides these, there was a detail from our
battery of from 30 to 20 mounted men in
charge of a Sergeant to scout and act as advance-guard.
On the evening of Dec. 21, 18G3j I received
orders, from Capt. York, then Chief of Ar
tillery, Fourth Division, Twentieth Corps,
to report early next morning (Chrtstmas)
with 10 mounted men of tlie battery to
Lieut. Porter to act as advance-guard. 33e
sides this we had 30 cavalrymen under a
Sergeant to act as rear-guard.
Our trip was without incident, and when
we arrived in tho li&Fpl of our expectation
the Lieutenant divided the train, he taking
50 wagons aud assigning me 50, each taking
separate territory, with the understanding
when loaded to go into camp in a certain
selected locality for the night.
Dame fortune was veiy kind to me, as we
had onr wagons all loaded and into camp
about 9 o'clock p. m., and before any of the
Lieutenant's wagons had arrived. When I
supposed that I had ii)3r wagons, in aud was
making preparations lor stimier. we heard
firing in our rear, in tho direction we were
expecting the JLteutenaut aud his wagons to
I sent Corp'l Simonds and a squad of men
back, aud they found my rear wagon and
the six mules standing alone in the road.
About the time the boys were ready to drive
the team into camp the advance of the Lieu
tenant's train came up, and they all came iu
A roll-call of our men revealed the start
ling fact to ns that five of our men were
absent; viz., Lieut, Porter; James W. Foley,
the wagon-master of our battery; George
Jacobs, the diiver of the wagon that was
found in the road; William Drouglit and
Newell Orcutt. Jacobs and Drought were a
part of a detail from the 22d Wis. to help
man our battery, as we were short of men.
Orcutt was a member of our battery, and
had been with us only a short time. He
and Drought were the guards with Jacobs's
wagon. I put a strong guard around our
camp that night, and spent most of the
night myself in personal attention, fearing
that we might he attacked during the night
or early morning.
As soon as we could break camp in the
that Christinas morning, so that ico formed
as thiok as window-glass, some of the boys
went to sleep from sheer exhaustion. They I
were soon orfltirea into line, and in the
darkness of tho night, with the starry
heavens as silent witnesses, withont a word
of warning, the command, "Fire!" was
given, which was respouded to with a volley
of musketry, aud four-of the five defense
less bo3's fell, and their bodies were thrown
down the bluff, a distance of 12 or 15 feet,
into the cold waters of the river. Foley
and Orcutt, each unknown lo the other,
managed to free their hands, and floated
down the river, and by chance both landed
on the same friendly shore, Orcutt at the
ford, and Foley further dowu tho stream,
and each found kind-hearted people who
cared for them.
Orcutt wandered in the darkness until he
saw the friendly light of a home whore a
mother was watching with a sick child.
Foley was found early in the morning by a
boy driving the cow home to be milked; ho
was so frightened at the sight of a Yankee,
soldier being theic, as he supposed, dead,
that he rau in haste to inform his father,
who came with sufficient help and carried
him homo and cared for him, as he was
nearly dead from the cold, and exhaustion
caused by the suffering from his wound.
We cared for the boys as well as we could,
with the help of the kind-hearted Doctor,
and by their minute directions eaSjjy found
the ill-fated place of a few hours befoic.
We were not able to get very near with our
horses from tho direction we went, owing
to tho make of the ground; but we soon
came to tho place, which we recognized by
the fresh evidences of the conflict of the
preceding night. Lieut. W. W. James,
To be continued.)
From Alert Comrades All Along the
An to Doollttle' IJrlgad.
W. S. Parr, Co. A. 3;kl Wis., writes: "Iu
your issue of Dec 12 Comrade O. W. Case,
65th IJ1., tells, of 'Battling with Hood.5
He says Daolittle'-s Brigade, of Cox's Divis
ion, Twenty-third Copps, ckarged at the
sanle- time as McMillan Brigade, of A. J.
K Smith's Corps.
j. vttia iu ;i pu?ikio(i iv uiocivu xuuiii.iie a-
Brigade better than ComradeCase. I know
he is mistaken. The Tliirfl Division of Gen.
Smith's Corps, Col. J. B. Moore command
ing, was in reserve till the afternoon of the
Ititii, when we were put in between Mc-
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says that if auyono who is afllictcd witli
rheumatism in any form, or neuralgia, will
send their address lo him, at Box 1501, Bos
ton, Mass., he will direct them to a perfect
cure, ue lias uotlilug to sell or give, only
tells you how he was cured,
have tested it with success.
fantry guards, left for camp at Tullahonia
I determined to take the mounted men and
try to solve tiie mystery of the preceding
evening. When I laid ray plans before the
men the 10 cavalrymen, who were under
orders of their Sergeaut, went back to Tulia
homa with the wagon-train.
We rode back to where Jacobs's wagon was
found the night before, aud patting our
horses in charge of two men, we made a
circuit aronnd the mysterious place, enlarg
ing our radius until one of the boys picked
up a paper which proved to be a camp pass
given to Drought aud signed by Capt. York.
This was on a dim trail, which wc followed
for half a mile, while part of the boys went
back after the hordes.
About this time we picked up a pocket
book in which were papers giving evidence
that it had belonged to Lieut. 1'orter, and
was evidently thrown out by him, as was
the pass by Drought Believing we could
by this means follow and help them, we
mounted our horses and followed the trail
as best we could, sometime losing it aud
after a long search finding it again.
After a weaiy tide we came to a ford of
the Elk River. While holding a council of
war regarding our future action wo saw a
lone horseman riding rapidly towards the
town wc had left m our rear.
I immediately sent Corp'l Simonds and two
men, who soon brought him back (o us.
He said he was after a doctor for a wounded
Yankee soldier at his home. Half of onr
men went with him to the village of Mul
berry, and soon returned with Dr. Jones,
who told me he had been a Surgeon in the
Confederate army, bad been taken prisoner,
and was then on parole.
We then all rode to the homo of our good
Samaritau, where we found Comrade Or
cutt, shot through the bowels. The Doctor
made an examination, and went outside and
gave me the diagnosis. Ho said tho ball
had lodged in his body, and he feared his
case was fatal, which fact wo kept from
While we were talking ouside we saw
another horseman riding hard towards town,
and we soon learned that he, too, was after a
doctor for a wounded Yankee that had
found shelter .in his humble home. This
proved to be Comrade Foley, shot through
The information that we gathered from
these two comrades was that Foley was
riding with my rear wagon, when Lieut.
Porter overtook them with the remark that
his wagons were loaded and would soon be
in camp. Just then a band of mounted men
in civilian dres3 came upon them and de
manded a surrender.
The Lieutenant answered with two shots
from his revolver, but they were soon over
powered, aud Jacobs and Drought ordered to
mount behind Porter and Foley, and Orcutt
behind one of them, and thoy then rode
away as hastily as possiblo inas direct a
route as the condition of tho country would
allow a distauce of about 20 mllos, when
they came to the ford of the Elk River,
where we had traced them.
Here they held a short consultation, and
instead of fording the river went up the
bank, which was quite a bluff oa that side,
about one mile, ordered a dismount, and
after, as they supposed, securely tyiug their
hands behind theu, told tho boys to lie
down for rest.
This, they think, was near 3 o'clock a. m.
Cold as it was for there was a severe frost
Strong nerves depend upon pure, rich red blood.
Hood's Saranparllla Is tho only true-blood purifier.
MARCH AND BATTLE.
Story of tho 11th N.Y. from Culpcpor to tho
(Continued from last week.)
Editor National Tribune: Our corps
was to constitute the left flank of tho liue-of-battle,
which extended from Miuo Run,
on the Rnpidan River, to Shady Grove
Church, a distance of 32 or 35 miles. Our
division, under command of Gen. Hays, who
was killed in tlje first day's fight, held the
right of the corps, and came in on the Chan
celloraville road and went into action a3
soon as wo arrived upon the ground. Our
skirmishers passed through the slashing of
timber being felled toward the enemy and
entered the jungle not over a hundred yards
in advance of the liue-of-batrie, and had
penetrated but a short distance when we re
ceived a withering fire that told us too well
that our enemy were there in force to give
us a warm reception. A perfect hail of bul
lets swept through the underbrush, tearfully
cubtiug our ranks, and brave men were steii
falling on every aide, as gallantly they
pressed forward, regiments maintaining
tlmir lines and formations regardless of lite
unfavorable conditions and the galling fire
to which they were, subjected. The rebel
line was completely' hidden from our view
by the impenetrable th'icket and tho smoke
that soon filled the! whole forest. Only a
sheet ol flame from their guns marked their
liue-of-batlle. Soon the smoke hung like a ,
aiirouu arouim cue liying aim rue ncatt anu
rose like a canopy over our heads, shutting
out completely thci lWht of the sun, and a
darkness nearly equal, to that of' night en
As columns of troops were hurled into
this vortex of hell, a counter-current of
wounded and maimed were carried out on
stretchers and litters by the stretcher car
riers of the ambulance corps. Regiments
torn and bleeding jjvero relieved by others
to meet the same fyte! Brigades go plung
ing iu, over ridges and galleys, sometimes
through mud and, .mire, aud then through
burning turf and embers of fiery dead wood,
ft h ling, bleed ing,jAiid dying at every pore !
Thus the grand old Second Corps maintained
its position the first llay against the impetu
ous charges of Gen. A. P. Hill's Confederate
veterans until night put a clode to the hor
Early on the morning of the 6th hostilities
were resumed, and my regiment, with ranks
decimated by the fearlul ordeal through
which it had passed, again was sent to tho
front. The roar of flames now added to the
roar of musketry aud piteous cries for help
and water was heard at every hand from
the wounded and helpless victim?. Yet
through this veritable wall of fire we forced
our way, while tho swelling volumes of
musketry rolled from right to lett and left
to right with a roar that was enough to
strike terror to the stoutest heart. Crash
followed crash louder stud fiercer than
heaven's artillery, and the deep forest, echo
ing its thuudure, sounded as if the minions
of hell itself had been loosened. Yet there,
amid this 3otheof death, with faces begrimed
with smoke and powder, were the groans of
the dying, the cries of the wonndedand curses
of tlie living could be beard on every side.
We met charge by charge, never but once
yielding our position, and that only when
Longstreet's Corps came fresh upon the
ground. But in turn we sent them reeling
back, drove them beyond their works, anil
remained masters of the field. That night
ended tho conflict in the Wilderness, the
horrors of which no tongue can tell or pen
fully describe, and of which death only can
shut out from the memory of any who were
During the two days my regiment, the
111th N. Y., as it did at Gettysburg, lost
over 50 per cent, of the whole number en
gaged in killed and wounded. The second
day the command of the regiment fell to
Capt. Perry, the senior Captain of the Hue,
all of his superiors having been wounded
aud some companies were in commaud of
non-commissioned officers only.
Arthur's and Garrard's Divisions, and car
ried tho stone wall on tho Hlllsboro pike,
capturing 280 prisoner, and passing on a
half mile beyond, when wc were halted for
"The next morning before daylight we
were withdrawn from the line arWl inarched
back to the Ilillsboro pike, to the right, and
into position in roar of Cox's Division. Tiie
33d Wis. being on the right of the division
brought us directly in rear of Doolittle's
Brigade, and, being on high ground wih the
artillery, we bad a gooU chance to see all
that was doue by the Twenty-third Corps.
Doulittlote Brigade did not leave fheir rfflo-
kjrits until tho cheers announced that Mc
Millan assault had been successful.
"Comrade Case al?o saya Doolittle's Bri
gade was moro exposed to the lire of the
enemy, and, he thirlks, lost, moro heavily,
than the one in which was Comrade Lacock.
We will take Gen. Cox's own statement in
reuanl to the losses. The loss in 1 IvMfllan's
Brigade was 118. Not more than two-
thirds occurred in the assault Gf Shy's Hill.
In his entire division the loss was less than
20. Ho docs not give Doolittle's lo3s sepa
rate, but says that from the earthworks in
front of Doolittle one volley of cannon and
small-arms was fired, but in the excitement
it wa3 aimed so high as to do no mischief."
First Into Columbia.
G. W. Hoggins, Co. A, 32d 111., Louisville,
Ivy., writes: "I wag much interested in
Gen. O. O. Howard's monograph. As to the
first troops into Columbia, I will say tlwt
I (.aw the flags of the l.'lfii Iowa and 32d
IU., with troops from both regiments, who
weut over to Columbia togentcr hi that
boat, and that the first flag raised was the
13th Iowa's and the second that of the 32d
III. I am jglnd to sf o Gen. Howard give the
Seventeenth Corps boys credit for being the
hrst to enter Columbia. Almost all writers
to The Nation ai Tkiuunj: give tho honor
to the Fifteenth Corps. Push along that
Service Pension bill. I think it the best
ever offered, and the one that will do the
A Forced March.
Thomas W. Baird, Co. K, 5th Conn.,
Springfield, Mass., writes: "In yonr issne
of March 32 is an article from Comrade
Barker, 3d Iowa Cav., about a forced mar oh,
and it is a corker 200 miles in four days,
over impassable and muddy roads! It must
have been a prodigious 'feet.' But the old
Sketches of the Services
Tdc .NAXtaxAT, Tr.inu.vn. Iim In hand jeverat
huiitlredjcqlittdsforritrtmofrtnl historic. A'U.tnch
refioefltiiwlll bo HcccdutTtolit due tlme.nlirioagh
luojte now received cimnol bo published for at
rcMst n year, owlnir to JnCit of apace. Nurneroa
fcmclics havjcnireadybcen pablWncd, and of thcio
none can be foimd room Tor a sectfntTtiuie, utltil all
have been printed.
5th Conn, fought Stonewall Jackson for
over four hours at Winchester in May, 1802,
ami crossed the Potomac at Williamport
before sundown. How i3 that for high?"
Hack Numher.s "Wanted.
J. W. EIdridge,2State St., Hartford, Conn.,
is very anxious to get copies of The Na
tional Tribune from Aug. 20, 1881, to
March 29, 3883, and is willing to pay a good
price for them. Look your old files up and
write to him.
Captnrlns Jeff Davl.
F. Richter, Go. D, 1st Wis. Cav., St. Paul,
Minn., says : " In your issue of the12th inst.
Gen. Mitity gives an account of the doings
of the 4iii Mich. Cav. during the war. I
have no reason to donbt that the hoys of
that regiment were as brave as any other
soldiers, but when anyone of that regiment
claims credit for the capture vf Jefferson
Davis, it sets my blood boiling, knowing tho
circumstances, and that Lieut.-Col.Pritchard
had two ot his brave men murdered and
several wounded to accomplish his act of
treachery toward his fellow-officer, Col. H.
Harnden, of the 1st Wis. Cav. The less they
say about the capture of Davis the better for
them, for the blood of the brave men killed
aud woutrded in the contest between the 4th
Mich, and 1st Wis. is upon Col. Pritchard.
For particulars I refer you to the official re
port of Col. Harnden, dated May 33, 38G5,
indorsed by Col. O. H. La Grange (then com
manding brigade),aud on file in War Record
Office, War Department, Washington, D. C.
Itecovorfd Ills Nerve.
J. P. Rosa, Co. H, 7bth Ohio, Indianola,
Iowa, relates an incident of July 22, 3804, in
frontof Atlanta. "Sunflower" and "Posey,"
nickuames, of course, represented too well
known, but somewhat peculiar, characters
who were members of Capt. Cornyn's com-
LOST NO HORSES.
Touching That Alleged Happening at I.acy
Editor National Tribune: Comrade
Yowell, of the 2d N. Y. Cav., on Feb. G,
claims toclear tin something at Lacy Springs,
Va.,Dec. 20, 18G3. His informant was some
what "rattled " in his remarkable statement
ibatit was some ugucrjilfa"whoentered tho
camp of the Vcrinoiiteis and "deliberately
led off a lot of horses."
In the first. plncejjwejost no horses, nnd iu
the next were not gujfieket that night; at
least, so far as 1 know. It is true, we had the
advance, and I was in- commaud of tho ad
vance vtdels, suppor.odjby the regiment. It
would hardly be fair, tojthe regiment to have
the advance and then, be on picket.
We camped south of the pike, and the
enemy came iu ou'P lfncs from the north.
The Vcrmonlers weiis quickly mounted at
the first firing fronpthh north, and marched
forward and drovetlie Confederates from
aiming tho amhularitf train, whero they were
picking up borfics.- g
We captured ourselves moro men than
Custer lost in Ids'' whole command. But
very few horses woreddst iti the whole com
mand. Some equipments were lost, as the
men Jit out without stopping to saddle.
But as far as tho 1st Vt. were concerned I do
not know of their losing a horse or man, and
history fails to state the fact that any horses
were captured. If such was the case, surely
there is someone of tho 1st Vt. yet living
besides myself who would kuow if any
horses were lost, as claimed by Comrade
Yowell'a informant. Comrades, speak up.
S. A Clark, Co. F, 1st Vt Cav., Willow
Lake, S. D.
200,000 flLGN CUItCD.
Since 1S91 over 200,000 men lmvo used tho
nlniple, hurinlens rcclpo which cured me ot
lost vigor, from errors and .excesses. You
can prepuro it yourself or I will furnish It
ready for uset cheaper thnn a druggist cnn.
Itcclpc and full direction by nddreNlnjr, -Mb.
Tuouas Bauxks, Box 55G, Marshall, Mich.
pany, K. "The fight for the recapture of
Leggett's Hill by tlie rebels was raging
fiercely, and shells and mime-baHs were
coming from all direutions, when one of the
twain alluded to above, the former, I think,
had a close call, a bullet passing between
two of his fingers, but, fortunately, only pro
ducing a slight flesh wound.
"Being frightened and seomingly unnerved
by the shock, he began calling loudly for a
'stretcher.' Presently he was picked up by
the stretcher bearers, and was being borne
off to a less exposed part of the field, when
a huge shell from one of tho reb guns ex
ploded directly over him, sending its death
dealing fragments in all directions, and
some of them in such close proximity that
our hero recovered his lost nerve in less than
no time, nnd springing from the stretcher
he started on the double-quick for his com
pany, where he stood manfully to the work
until the enemy tell back into the timber,
and the battle closed."
Ono of tlio Youngest.
J. B. Wilde, Co. D, 13th N. J., St. Louis,
says that Feb. 3, 38G4, the Admiral com
manding the Mississippi squadron issued an
order allowing officers on duty to seud for
their wives. Capt. John V. Johnson, com
manding the Forest Rose, sent for his. Mrs.
Johnson took with her her sou, James V.
Johnson, six and a half years old. On the
13th, 14th, and 15th the Forest Rose bad a
fight with a large force of Confederates, who
were trying to cross to the east side of tho
river. On the morning of the 14th a powder
boy was killed, and Jimmie, against the pro
teat of his father, took the powder pouch off
of tho dead boy, and acted from that time
until tho end of the fight as powder-boy.
Abram Whitaker, Co. B, 141st Pa.,Warren
Center, Pa., referring to the story of tho
"Swamp Angel," told by F. M. Houghton,
says if Comrade A. J. Wadleigh be living a
letter directed to Greeley, Colo., will reach
him. Capt. Wadleigh was one of the mem
bers of what was known as " The Greeley
Colony," that settled in Colorado in tho
Spring of 1870. I have heard tho old hero
tell the story of the Swamp Angel, al
though, like the truesoldier, he had little to
say of his own share in that story.
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Editor National TJrluunh: In your
issue of Feb. 20 you give in "Their Records"
column what purports to be the war record
of the 5th N. Y. Cav., as taken from the
records of the War Department; which is
evidently a mistake, as the 5"fh N. Y. Cav.
was not at Big Berltri or in the Peninsular
campaign ; ana is so flagrantly wrong that,
in justice, the 5th N. Y. Cav. is entifled to
a hearing in its own behalf. The regiment
was mustered into the service of the United
States by companies at New York City from
August to October, 18G1, for three years.
Field and staff were mustered on the first
of October of that year by Capt L. S. Lar
ned, of the TJ. S. Army. Tho Field Officers
were as follows: Col., Othniel DeForest;
Lient.-Col., Robert Johnstone ; Majs., Philip
G. Vonght, Jarnes Davidson, Geo. 11. Gard
ner; Sure., John R. Cooner: Ass't Suiir..
Lucius P. Woods; Chap., Robert R. Thomp
son. The record of the regiment, as com
piled from the offioial journal of the same
by Chaplain L. N. Baudrye, is briefly as
follows: The regiment took its departure
from the State, Nov. 18, 38G3, and arrived
in Baltimore on the 39th; marched thence
(mounted) to Annapolis, Md., on tho 25th,
where it remained in camp of instruction un
der Gen. John P. Hatch until the last day of
March, 18G2, and arrived at Harper's Ferry,
April 2. From that time on to the close of
the war, traversed the following Counties in
Virginia, Bomo of them many times over:
Jefferson, Berkeley, Clark, Frederick, Shen
andoah, Rockingham, Augusta, Rockbridge,
Page, Warren, Loudoun, Hampshire, Hardy,
Fauquier, Rappahannock, Madison, Greene,
Orange, Louisa, Albemarle, Spottsylvauia,
Stafford, Prince William, King George, Caro
line, King William, Hanover, Henrico,
Charles City, New Kent, Jame3, York,
Prince George, Dinwiddie, Nottoway,Prince
Edward, Charlotte, Lunenburg, Mecklen
burg, Brunswick, Sussex, Gloucerter, and
spent one Winter in each of the following
Counties : Fairfax, Calpeper, and Frederick.
Also traversed Montgomery, Frederick,
Carroll, and Washington, in Maryland, and
York and Adams in Pennsylvania. It
served under the following commanders:
Gen. N. P. Banks, Army of the Shenandoah ;
Gen. John Pope, Army of the Potomac; Gen.
Heintzelinan, defenses of Washington; Gens.
Hooker, Meade and Grant, Army of tho
Potomac; Gen. P. H. Sheridan, Army of
the Shenandoah ; Gens. Stoneman, Pleason
ton and Torbert, commanding Cavalry Corps;
Gen. John P. Hatch, commanding cavalry
with Gen. Banks; Gen. John Bnford, com
manding cavalry with Gen. Pope; Gen.
Stahel, commanding division under eGen.
Heintzelman ; Gens. Kilpatrick, Wilson and
Custer, commanding Third Division, Cavalry
Corps; Gen. Elon J. Farnsworth, command
ing brigade (killed at Gettysburg); Gen.
Henry E. Davies, jr.. commanding brigade;
Gen. J. B. Mcintosh, (wounded at Winchester
in left leg and amputated Sept 19, 1864.)
coBiraanding First Brigade, Third Division,
Cavalry Corps. Also, under the following
Colonels: Wyndhara De Forest, John Ham
mond and C. M. Pennington. At no time
during the war wns the regiment under
command' of Gen. McClelland, as indicated
by the list.of battles credited by the War De
partment, xne list ot oatties tnat it par
ticipated in is as follows: Front Royal,
Newtown Crossroads, Winchester, Orange
Courthouse, Cedar Mountain, Kelley's
Ford, Waterloo Bridge, Groveton, Bull
Run.Chantilla, Hanover, Hnnterstown, Get
tysburg, Smithsburg, Hageratown, Boona
boro, Culpeper Courthouse, Summerville
Ford, James City, Brandy Station, Back
land Mills, Raccoon Ford, Defenses of Rich
mond, Parker's Store, Wilderness, Milford
Station, ML. Carmel Chnrch, Ashland Sta
tion, Salem Church, White Oak Swamps,
Nottoway Courthouse, Roanoke Station,
Maryland Hights, Stony Creek, Ream's
Station, Snicker's F&rry, Ivernstewn, Snm
mit Point, Kerneysville Station, Win
chester, Milford, Lnray Valley, Waynes
boro, Tom's Brook, Cedar Ci'eek. Total, 45
battles and 120 skirmishes, besides being
represented by Orderlies and scouts in seven
others, as follows: Antietam, Dinwiddie
Courthouse, Five Forks, Sweet House Creek,
Harper's Farm, Appomattox Station, and
Appomattox Courthouse. The losses as re
ported by the War Department are correct
F. S. Dickixsox, Captain, 5th N. Y. Cav.,
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