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'THE HA9SQSAL TB1BUM2: WaSfflBODDSL1 6g 03 THURSDAY. MAT U, 1896.
FIGHTING THEM OVER,
TVIial Our Yclcrans Have to Say About
Their Old Campaigns.
A Ulan Who Wont "Willi Cashing Affaiust
Editok Natjonai. Tjhbuxk: I vras one
who, together with ouo Conuor, both of tho
Chicopee, Capt. Herold, volunteered to ao
compnnv Cushinu in his adventurous trip to
Plymouth. Oct. 26, 18G4. In Donnelly's re
port, published in The National Tkikuxe,
I noted sccral errors, notiibly " that lie and
the Lieutenant were the only two survivors
of the expedition," and now 1 Fee an account
in the Chicago llecord of March G, by John
McDcrmaid, and also note errors in his ac
count.. I am 53 years old, a resident of Emmctt,
Canyon Co., Idaho ; a member of Fremont
Post, 123, of Idaho. I cnliBtcd at Brooklyn
Uavy-yard, April lU, 186-1. I weut on board
the receiving ship Vermont, and was trans
ferred to tho Chicopee.
"We arrived in Albemarle Sonnd the last
of April, 166-1. The day before our arrival
the Sbamiock, Miami, Whitehead, Vnllcj
City, and ilia sister ship to the Southfield
were attacked by the icbel ram Albemarle.
Tho contest was virtually a draw. Those
named were ilio only Government vessels in
the sound at the time. The Chicopee arrived
next day. The Otsego, I am certain, never
joined us until June following.
I think I may truthfully stale that the
only two engagements ever had with the
Albemarle was the first at Plymouth with
tho Miami and Southfield; the latter was
Bunk and the Miami's Captain killed. The
second was that above noted. I cannot re
member the circumstance of four young
men trying to wade across from the mouth
of the Roanoke River , to Plymouth, lam
qnite sure dishing did not attempt the de
struction of the Albemar'o previous to his
At about 7 o'clock p. m.,Oct. 2G, 1SG
Gushing visited tho several vessels at anchor
left the Roanoke and Albemarle Sound on
the Whitehead, with orders to report to Ad
miral Farragut at Fortress Monroe
After the occupation of Plymouth by the
Federals, the rebel ram was raised. I at
tended tho diver during the operation, and
after hor resurrection was detailed as one of
her crew on her trip to the Norfolk Navy
yard, and ordered from there to Brooklyn
Navy-yard. Upon arriving 1 found an order
granting mo two months' liberty, with in
structions to report at expiration to any
2?avy-yard in the United States for my final
discharge. 1 remained in Brooklyn, and was
discharged there as per above older.
drummed Into Columbia.
Commander W. B. Cusiting, U. S. N.
Comrade McDcrmaid does not say what
became of Jhis bhip, the Otsego. I will say
that about a month after the raising of tho
Albemarle, the Otsego, on accompanying the
lleot up the Roauoke, was blown up by a
torpedo. Comrade McDermaid mistakes
when he says that Cushing and one Hunting
ton laiided-oa opposito side from Plymouth.
The latter I do .not remember, but Cushing
told me on evening of second day after the
Wowing up, that lie landed alone, and on the
Plymouth side. There certainly was but
oae attempt made by Lieut. Cushing to de
stroy Ilia Albemarle. He only lay by from
evening of 2Gth to evening of 27tb, as above
Blowing-up of the Albejiahle.
in the sound and took oa hoard his volun
teers. The pquadron consisted of the flag
ship Shamrock, Chicopee, Otsego, Mattabas
tet, Yaliey City, Whitehead, and the former
companion vessel to Southfield, and two
steam tugs, all lying at anchor in Albemarle
Sound seven miles helow Plymouth, where
the rebelTam "was stationed. The crew that
Tolunteered nnmhercd seven men, beside the
Lieutenant and Engineer. Another lanch
pulled after us with a crew of 20 jnen.
We bteamed up to the mouth of the river,
and, the night being very clear and light,
we disembarked and lay in the swamp all
next day. At about 8:30 on the evening of
Oct. 27, 18G4, wc pulled for the sunken hull
of the Southfield, where a rebel picket was
stationed. After capturing this picket.Lieut.
Cushing left the second lanch and crew there,
nd with his original crew of seven started
abont 9 p. m. np the river for Plymouth.
This was over two miles below Plymouth.
The only persons of the crew whom I can
now recall were Lieut. Cushing; Wood, Act
ing Master's Mate; and Connor, who wa3
from my hip. We hugged the shore of the
middle island, opposite side from Plymouth.
We feteaiwd up the Roanoke to a point
opposite the town, then changed our course
for the town aud an object ve took for the
Albemarle. It beiug very dark and rainy,
we made a mistake. After .-iscerJaining this
fact, we backed off to the middle of the
stream, and finally located the ram.
When within 50 feet of the vessel, we dis
covered the log obstructions placed around
her, and Cuhhmg ordered a backward move
ment wOO ftet away, tbon had all the steam
turned on and a second time approached the
monster, remarking without excitement:
" We are here, and there is no use retreat-
I would lifce to correspond with Comrade
McDermaid. Hone lie will write me.
Geokge Garland, Caldwell, Idho.
Drunkenness is a Disease.
"Will Hetid free Book of J'articulnrfl, How to I
Curo ' Drunkenness or the Wqtirfr IImIiII" witb or I
wiiiicim-iiic Knowledge 'J Hie patient. Address
Dr. J. W. Haines, 187,Kace St., Cincinnati, Ohio.
A CLOSE SQUEEZE.
Cushing stood erect in the bow; with lan
yard of torpedo in one hand and the trip
line in the oiher. I was at the tillor; the
rest, except tiie Engineer, were wear to Cush
ing. This time the lanch jumped the ob
struction and approached the enemy's hull.
The torpedo exploded and the work was
The Wkeck of the " Albemarle."
done. Wc were discovered when approach
ing the second time, hailed, and, making no
answor, were luriously fired upon with
Cushing made reply by turning loose his
12-pouud howitzer. Our lanch being power
less, the Lieutenant told us to take aire of
onreclve. D tiring the confusion it was
hard to form a plan of action, and I think
the men acted only by instinct. 1 found
myself five minutes later struggling in the
river, bearing away from the scene of dis
itB'cr. Alter a long time, and when about
exhausted, I touched Middle Island, where
I concealed myself for two days. The llag
bhip Shamrock, in Btcauiiiig up with the
squadron to take possession of Plymouth,
Xickd me up.
1 wet Lieu!. Colling on board; he was
very glad to t-Go me alive; he told me he
had up to that time seen only oae of the
crew Wood, who snak near the Lieutenant.
After Wood went down, he struggled on,
almost giving out, but landed below and on
the Plymouth side. He told me how he
had escaped, and about sending the colored
man to sec if he had dcBtioyod the ram.
I was soon transferred to my own vessel
the Chicopop, and never again mot any of
that crew save my shipmate Conuor in New
York City, after the war. He was captured
that night. I am very sure Comrade Mc
Dermaid is mistaken when he says he was
sent on hoard the Chicopee to compare notes
with Cushing. The Lieutenant was not on
board the Chicopee after the evening of the
2Gth, when he called for Connor aud myself.
After his escape ho first boarded the Sham
rock, where I met him, and remained there
until after the fall of Plymouth.; he thea tenth part of them.
Seven Pennsylvania Cavalrymen Charged a
Swarming Host of Johnnies.
Editor Natioxai. Tribune: It was
during the retieat of Gen. Hunter from his
famous raid on Lynchburg, Va., that six
men ofonr command thePtnggold Battalion
(afterward thc22d Pa. Cav.) J. B. Shallen
berger. George Keibl and Alexander Powell,
of Co. D; "W. H. Harrison, of Co. G, and Jack
Floyd, of Co. A, and one other comrade, whose
name I have forgotten, under Capt. W. P.
Spur, of Co. G, were placed in the advance of
the retreating army. Their orders wire to
advance to Salem and go on picket about
three miles beyond on the pike leading into
Tennessee, and to stay there until relieved.
This, 1 think, was the I9lh of June, 1SG4.
We took up our position at the house of
Maj. Green, of the rebel army, and threw out
our idet, this being in the night. We
stayed there till in the afternoon, when the
rcbclB began tohotherusconsideiahly. The
Captain scut one of the boys towards town
to fiud out what was going on. He reported
that the army had passed through Salem m
tue utrecuon oi wmte sulphur Springs, and
the town was full of rebele. There wag no
way for us to escape except through the
town, as we were shut in by the range of
mountains. There was bat one road on
which we could make our way. That one
was directly in the center of the town.
The Captain ordered us to moKnt and
move down the road in the direction of
town. The rebels discovered U3, fell in our
rear and followed till we stopped on the hill
overlooking the town. Here the rebels in
the town, under McCauslin, discovered u..
They drew up in line actos3 the road leading
to White Sulphur Springs.
Not a Mint had been fired. They appeared
to he waiting for us to come down and be
captured. 'Inc Captain turned to the boys
and taid we would have to surrender. Com
rade Fl oyd said:
" Not by a sight."
The Captain asked: "What will we do?"
And they all answered as one man: "Charge
them. If we arc captured it will be trying
to joiu the command."
The Captain ordered us to charge, and wc
made more noiic than a regiment. We
went right atlhem, shouting at the tops ol
our voices. Their lines broke, and we passed
through aud on to the road the army had
When the rebs realized the situation they
closed in on us, aud we had one of the
prettiest races that ever I took part in for
about two miles, when Cnpt Paxtou, of the
1st Vu. Cav., having charge of the rear
guard, placed his men on the lop of the hill,
let us pass, and opened fire on the pursuing
This brought them to a halt and saved
us. c lost one man, Comrade Floyd, capt
ured. He starved to death later in a icbel
prison. I don't know that we ever got credit
in any report for the part we played on that
occasion, but there are comrades liviii" to
day who will vouch for the truth of this.
Comrade Harrison still lives in our town,
and Comrade Keibl only a few miles away.
The rest have passed to the Great Beyond,
for all I know. Capt. Paxton, who came to
our rescue just in time to save our lives, is a
neighbor oi mine. J. B. Shai.i.enijkugki:,
Co. D, 22d Pa. Cav., California, Pa.
Now He is In for It.
Comrade J. T. Stanhope, Co. L, 13th Mo.
Cav., has removed from Madison Count3',
Ail;., to Green Forest, Ark., and says he is
willing to answer all communications ad
dressed to him relative to northern Arkansas.
The Euitor suggests that tho comrade have
printed a large number of descrintive circu
lars, else he will be overwhelmed with com
munications, And bo
A 15th Iowa Boy Tells How Ho nnrt Ilia
Comrades Led Ivcnnndy's Command.
Editor National TribOnk: In your
issue of April 9 Lieut.-Col. Kennedy, of the
13lh Iowa, pays his respects to Lieut Mc
Pcak with regard to his entry into Columbia.
I wish to add to his statement, something
important and in justification to myself aud
comrades who went with tho Colonel and
mnrched at tho head of his regiment into
this hotbed of secession. These hoys, now
men occupying prominent positions in our
country, should at least have been mentioned
for the part taken in connection with Col.
Kennedy on this memorable occasion. Just
why the Colonel left us out I could not say.
I know that a braver or more gentlemanly
officer did not leave Iowa to fight for Old
Glory, and as for his regiment, the 13th
Iowa, there was not a better regiment.
I have read The National Tribune for
many years, but have never in all that time
read of anyone trying to write up or give in
detail n history of a drum corps in the Union
army. I don't feel qualified to do it, but
will relate some experiences of tho drum
corps of the loth Iowa, and the part this
drum corps tcok upon its entry into Colum
bia. I had been a drummer in the 1-lth Pa.
I went to my home in Iowa and enlisted in
the Ifith'lowa, Co. G. The regiment was
organized at Keokuk, and wc drew drums
with sheepskin heads early in the Fall of
'Gl. Some of.my happiest times spent in
tho army were while marching down Keo
kuk's main street drumming on dress pa
rade while I thought all of its good-looking
girls were looking at me.
H. T. Ucitl was onr first Colonel. This
was-his home, as well as the home of onr
beloved General, W. W. Belknap. We pro
ceeded down the river, arriving early Sabbath
morning, April G, at Pittsburg Landing.
Having a brother in the 3d Iowa, I weut out
to the front and found him, and whilo with
the 3d heard the first long roll of the open
ing of the great battle ol Shiloh. Hurrying
back to my regiment I found them in line.
A staff officer took ns to the front. Forma
tion perfect, with drum corps at its he.id,
we recti vi (1 our baptismal fire, 1G5 men fall
ing killed and wounded.
. Our duty was to carry our wounded to
the rear on stretchers to the Surgeons. Wc
were always expected to be with tho regi
ment in lime of battle, uuless in the dis
charge of this duty.
Our diums wero not giving satisfaction,
and ui3' chum, a long-headed fellow by the
mime of John S. Bosworth, conceived tho
idea of burst iug these drums, with the ex
ception of one, to bo used to play the calls
Tho.Coloncl in command, Lieut.-Col. Hed
rick, whom we all loved, investigated and
found these drums worthless. So our officers,
through the persistent efforts of our Adjutant
(Pomuiuz), who was an artist himself, a
lover of good music, as well as a good judge
of Garibaldi (we drummers called it whisky),
procured for us 10 new brass drums, with
extra heads, from New York, sufficient to
last us daring the war.
So at the time Col. Kennedy crossed Ihc
river and went into Columbia, his regiment
not having any drums, the drum corpsof
the loth Iowa was detailed to go with his
command. The Ooloue), in speaking of
just before reaching the Capitol how the
half-crazed black.sand an occasional rush for
tho old lias: bv an escai.ed Yank made it
an exciting scene, with the rattle and bang
of the host drum corps in Sherman's army,
and the inspiring music of such tuned as
"The Girl I Left Behind Me," "Johnny
Comes Marching Home," etc. said: "Is it
any wonder that the natives gathered around
us and gave expressions of joy ? Why, boys,
to me this was better fun and I had more
laughs to the square inch than I ever did at
any cttcu?." bo I think we are justly en
tilled to our share of whatever honor there
is in it.
Upon our arrival at the State Capitol
Building the men stacked arms in the aisle
of the building. The flag was placed upon
its roof. I went out to take a look at the
city. I went up a street where the fire was
raging. Two persons were standing in
front of a building; they were of the Jew
ish persuasion, and had a small stock of
notions. I took a hasty inventory of sleek,
found some dried beef, tobacco, and what at
the time I thought was soda water, hut was
Holland gin. Knowing that 'some of the
boys were afflicted, as well as Big Ben, Fife
Mnjorof the 13th, with malaria, I took as
THAT HISTORIC DISPATCH.
Uovr It Was Captured by DahTgrcn and Ilia
- "vv "v .
In your issue of Feb. 12 you. mention the
capture of tho rebel mail in tho streets of
Grccncastle, an -incident of the groat mili
tary movement around tho cyclonic storm
center tho batilo df Gettysburg.
In conversation with Sir. Daniel A. Corlj
now residing at Hancock, Md., then a pri
vate in Co. K, Gth U. S. Cav., and one of tho
survivors of the raiding party, he statod that
Cap!. Ulric Dahlgren's command of 10 men
was formed nenr Frederick City, Md., Juno
30, 18G3, out of the following cavalry com
mands : Two men and horses from the 1st
U.S. Cav., three men and horses from the
2d, three mon and horses from the 5th, aud
two men and horses from the Gth.
The cavalrymen detailed for this daring
raid were selected with particular roferenco
to tho condition of their horses, the best men
and horses being taken. This raiding party
was instructed to operate on the lines of
Gen. Lro's communications; to kill, capture,
and jlestroy whatever would bo of service to
the Confederacy. "With this end in view
they Jeft Frederick City on July 1 at day
light, and reached the vicinity of Middle
burg, Pa., the night of the same (lay. They
started at daylight on July 2, and camo to
Greencaslle "soon after sun-up." The en
tire command (10 men and Captain, 11 in
all) was standing in the public square, when
Mr. Carl asked permission of dipt. Dahlgren
to call upon his uncle, Dr. Adam Carl. Per
mission being given ho was invited to par
take of some food, but declined, saying he
did not have time to eat, but would accept
a few ears of corn fbr his horse, which were
promptly given him, and wero lnid on the
ground at the month of the alley near the
corner of Dr. Carl's house. His horse com
menced eating, but when about half finished
Capt. Dahlgren rode up aud said to Mr.
Carl : " Get ready ; there is asqnad of rebels
coming, and wo are going to fight." Mr.
Carl mounted hip horse and joined the com
mand, which was standing in tho corner of
the pquaro in front of the U. N. Spiel man
properties. Capt. Dahlgren dismounted,
aud stood concealed behind a large post,
which then stood at the corner of the pave
ment in front of the building now occupied
by Barnhart Broe., but then occupied by
Krcpa & Pralher as a genercl store. From
behind this post the Captain had an unob
structed view down Sou,lh Carlisle street,
and without being seen by the party of ap
From Alert Comrades All Along the
eaid to his men: "Boys,
there is something impoitant in that party,
for there are two men mounted and a lot of
infr.utry guarding them. Now, boyB," ho
continued, "how will we take them? Will
we ride into them with thesaber, or will we
depend upon our pistols aud carbines?"
Mr. Carl fays every man of the 10 drew
his naber and
it up, saying, " Wc will
much as 1 could carry back to camp. The
patrol captnred me. I gave them the slip,
and landed that medicine in the basement
of a brick building in which Col. Kennedy
had bis quarters.
We boys made a night of if, so that wc
had no reveille next morning,- and when
ordered to rejoin our regiment, Big Ben
was ordered to play. Tbcrc were too many
holes in his fifr, and he could not find the
right one. I imagiue I can see Col. Ken
nedy laughing ret at the ludicrous sight.
Davis had his leg taken off before At
lanta. Co. D'a drummer went foraging for
chicken for a sick drummer, and never came
lack. I have learned he was blown up on
the (steamer Sultaua coming home. I drop n
tear when I think of his sad fnta. Big
hearted L. S. Tyler is a prosperous merchant
of Salem, Maw. The balance of my boys, I
Know, are good citizens.
I saw Gen. Govau (Confederate) out here
sometime ago. He carries a gold-headed
cane presented him by Crocker' Iowa Bri
gade. If the Johnny of the M.h Ala.,
Govan'a command, who captured my drum
and photo of my best girl on the 22d of
July before Atlan'a, when Govan's com
mand turned our flank, sees this. I should
like to hear from liiui. IfuNiiY Mktz,
A I?u ml red Miles lo hc Doctor
is a long trip, but who would not gladly
make it, if by to doing one could relievo
the sufferings of a loved one at home? But
when the journey proves of no avail, as far
as relief is concerned, but simply a wasto
of time and money, it is indeed diocourng
ing. Mr. Frank Smith, of Belt, Mont.,
brings the situation vividly to mind in a
letter dated Dec. 8, 1805: "My wifo had
been sick for over two years. I.uaed to go
as far as one hundred miles to the doctors
for her, but none of them could help her.
She Buffered intense pain in her abdomen,
and was frequently unable to leave her
bed. She seemed to have frequent inter
nal hemorrhages, as largo quantities of
clotted blood would pas from her system.
I happened to read in a paper about Dr.
Peter's Blood Vital izcr. I scut for some.
My wife tried it, and after using four bot
tles she was well. It is indeed a most ex
cellent preparation a veritable household
necessity. It has done us much good and
saved U3 large sums of money."
There is probably no household but
what some time or other fiuds itself in
need of a reliablo family remedy, espec
ially in a case of emergency. This is
doubly true of localities remote from phy
sicians and drug stores.
Dr. Peter's Blood Vilalizer holds an en
viable position as a family medicine. It
has been in constant use for over a century,
but has never been extensively advertised.
Druggists do not handle it. It can be ob
tained only of the nronrietor or sneeinl
local agents. If there are none in your
neighborhood writo to Dr. Peter Fahrney,
112-1M So. Hoyue Ave, Chicago, HI.
take them with lhf.l' When the lime for
action arrived thejcommauil execnted a left
half-wheel, the odet to charge was given,
aud Capt. Dahlnren with his 10 men, with a
ringing cheer add, mighty impulse, threw
themselves upon-alje enemy, who, taken
completely by surprise and awed by the
dauntless courage of. the handful of deter
mined men, ntaonce surrendered without
firing a fchot. a
The captured party consisted of two
mounted mail carriers guarded by 22 in
fantrymen, and bad two mail bags contain
ing many privatcvand official letters. These
latter Capt. Dahlgren took possession of, and
almost tho first jOtie, that he opened he
stopped and faidj"Boys, here is an impor
tant dispa'ch from Jeff Davis to Gen. Lee.
I must leave youand encTeavor to place it
in Oen. Meade'snnnds as quickly as possi
ble. Serg't Clinc, tqke charge of these men;
make your way to Emmitsburg and deliver
all prisoners to tho nearest Union force. If
any of these fellows attempt to escape, shoot
He at once rode off, and Mr. Carl sayB he
never saw him afterward. All tha "mail
matter left by Dahlgren was put into the
bags, the arms and accouterracnls oi the
rebels were put into a house near the scene
of the capture, and the entire party moved
off down thcLcilersburg road, past McDow
ell's blacksmith shop, through Waynesboro,
and arrived at Monterey House about 12
o'clock, where they took dinner. From
there they proceeded by the main road to
Emmitsburg, reaching there about A o'clock,
finding tho town occupied by the Union
forces, when they turned over the captured
mail and prisoners, 28 in number, having
made four captures during the day in addi
tion to those taken with the mail.
The entire raiding party was at once dis
banded, the men going to their respective
I command", and they wero never afterward
In reply to my query, whether it was not
subjecting men to great hardship to compel
them to walk from Greencaslle to Emmits
burg into short a time, Mr. Carl replied:
" Perhaps so ; but they did not walk all the
waj They were made to ' double-quick'
(run) part of the time, and when anyone
threatened to play out he was made to take
hold of tho strrrups of the horsemen and was
thus assisted along, the horses going most of
the time at a dog-trot. We did thia to get
away from the rebels, by whom we were sur
rounded most of the day, frequently seeing
large and small paitics of them, whom we
maunged lo elude, and wc arrived safely
within our lines at Emmitsburg."
In reply to a further inquiry as to the con
firmation of the local statement that Capt.
Dahlgren stationed a portion of liin men at
some of tho alleys along South Carlisle street
and that at a signal (the firing of a gun) all
were to rush upon the rebel party, but that
the plan miscarried by the prematuro dis
charge of a carbine in tho bauds of one of
the cavalrymen and that the saber charge
was resorted to that tho rebels might not es
cape, Mr. Carl replied: "No; there were
but 10 of us; wc were all in the charge to
gether and we did not liio a shot. No one
was stationed at the alleys."
The latter story has become grounded here
locally and it is possible that some such in
cident (accidental discharge of a gun) may
have occurred, but it must have been at. a
subsequent raid, Jbrl.it is now well-established
that Captain, afterward Co!. Ulric
Dahlgren, visited,Greencastle twice, first
when he caplurecKtbe rebel mail with 10
men and subsequently with 100 men, when
ho captured a portion of the rebel wagon
train south of Gre.ciioi'stle.
Mr. Carl's statement of the formation of
the raiding party that captured the rebel
mail containing lite ltd w celebrated dispatch,
its marches, its result, and its final destina
tion is so clear and.explicit that it sets forth
msioricai met oi
H. H. Colling, Lieutenant, 9th Mich. Car.,
writes: "Allow me to reply to J. C. Ken
nedy, of tho 13th Iowa, in regard to heing
the first to enter Columbia. Not that I
wish to pluck one Laurel from either him
or Gen. Howard both of them were fighters
and gallants men but they Bhould give tho
"Gen. Kilpnf rick's Cavnlry marched nearly
all night Feb. 16, 18G5, reaching Broad ttiver
about daylight. Tho bridge was gone, our
pontoon-train was in the rear, and before
the wagons reached ns, and pontoons were
laid down, it was about 8 o'clock. '
"While laying tho pontoons no troops
could be sighted in Columbia. AH that
could be seen was a train of cars backing in
to take away our prisoners from the stock
ade. Wc reached the stockade, I tlrfnk, about
10 a. m. We saw no troops of any kind, and
wcutsinto camp close by. There was a small
yellow flag on tho courthonse at that time.
Some timo after getting into camp we saw
the Stars and Stripes floating on tho court
house. Had any of the cavalry commanders
seen fit they could have put a flag on tho
building before tho 13lh Iowa did.
"After resting about two hours in camp,
firo broke out not fur from the State-house.
The wind blowing stiffly, smoke caused us
to move camp a mile to the richr. After
so much controversy and contention abont
Columbia, the cavalry puts in a claim as
being the first troops in Colnmbia, not
withstanding Col. Kennedy's declaration."
Deserves tho Honor.
Joseph Hartsock, 55th 111., Davenport,
Iowa, writes: "A medal of honor was
granted April 23 to Dr. Orion P. Uovre, of
Sutton, Neb., Corporal, Co. C, 55th III., foi
most distinguished galiantry in action in
tho assault on Vicksburg, Miss., May 19,
18G3. The medal was forwarded to Dr.
Howe the same day. Thus after 33 years
comes this reward for brave and gallant
deeds on the battlefield, which have buen
perpetuated in a letter of Gen. W. T. Sher
man, written at the time to Secretary Stan
ton, recommcudiug Orion P. Howe for an
appointment to a cadetship in the Naval
Academy at Annapolis, Md., which was in
due time made, and he studied for one or
two years, but failed to complete the course.
Tho brave deeds of Orion P. Howe have
beeu immortalized by a beautiful poem, by
"When Slicrmnn stood bencnth the holiest flro
Tlml from lliu lino of Vfckaburg glcauied."
B. n. Tripp, Middletown, Mo., writes: "I
am about to put in print some facts in re
yard to the battle of Gettysburg, aud want
every comrade who sees this, and was with
the First and Second Brigades, First Divis
ion, First Corps, to write what they can re
member of the first day's battle, and all ho
can remember about the march from Em
mitsburg to the place where they first met
the rebels. State the time of day the march
began ; what was seen on the road ; what
lime you reached Cemetery Ridge; tho hour
you reached Gettysburg, and what you saw
in the town. Tell me the time yon reached
Seminary Kidge, and when Gen. Reynolds
was killed. If you have a dinry, written at
the time, that will be better than what you
can remember. Write it all out just as you
would tell it to me, and send to me at Mid
dletown." Ewell's Capture.
Lars E. Johnson, Lieutenant, 5th Wis.,
Wiofa,Wis., writes: "In your issue of April
30, W. K., Galesville, Wi5?., asks who capt
ured Gen. Ewell. I was present on the ex
treme right of our line-of-battle; Co. C of
our regiment being sent out on hkirmisb
line to protect our right flank. Serg't Cam
eron, of that company, was then command
ing, and it was to him and his comrades that
Gen. Ewell surrendered."
Brief Sketches of the Services of
fTm? NATTOSAr. Tribcsk hai In lmnl ovcral
hundred requests for re;;iaicntn historic. AM Mich
reciiie.itswill bo acceded to In due time, nllhouh
tlioje now received cannot bo published for hi
lenil a yeur, owlni; lo luck of upace. Xumcroui
sketches Imveulrondy been published, nmt of thc
none cti Ihj found room for a. second time, until ull
hnvo been printed.
200,000 MEN CUKED.
SInco IS01 over 200,000 men havo used the
simple, linrmlcss recipe which cured me of
lost vigor, from errors mid excesses. You
can prepare it yourself or I will furnish It
ready for use chenper tlmn n. druggist can.
Kccipc nnd full directions by addressing-,
Ms. Thomas Darxks. LSox 50G. Marshall, Mich.
Sharpshooters 'Wero Close at
An EfTect of tho Wilson Hill.
This year's logging crews are now arriving
in Bangor, but there is little of the old-timo
activity in Exchange street and vicinity.
Instead of $L00 to 5150 apiece, as in former
times, these men bring down only ?25 to
$50, as a rule, which makes a woeful differ-
eHPO (fl thf nlnf Vllnfp (InulofB )innri:m.kntii!n
unable to answer a keepers, and, save tho mark, to the liquor
in sharp accentuation an
For the first time all tho facts connected
arc here stated. 21 1
In confirmation of Mr. Carl's statement I
quolo from the Metrpirsof Capt. Dahlgren,
page 159 : ' ,
"At m. (noon) 'Middleburg, Md., (near
Frederick City, Md.)fproposed to General
to take some men and operate on the
rebel rear. Gen. P- ordered a Ser
geant and 15 men to report. Only 10 came.
With those and four scouts under Serg't
Cline we started out."
"Thursday, July 2 Captured dispatches
in Greencastle. IJeached the battlefield
near Gettysburg at night. Hard fighting.''
Mrs. Madeleine Vinton Dahlgren, speak
ing in language replete with truth and elo
quence of the hcrvices of the gifted aud noble
Ulric, says : " A hard ride for life of .10 miles
(from Greencastle to Gettysburg) over rough
mountain roads, and at midnight he handed
Gen. Mcado the famous dispatch Hint Mr.
iiuviiii i-.ivs turned me iiuu ui uuiuu tuo I
next day." F. A. BusniiY. I
EniTon National TRimrxn: To the
article, "Capture of Gen. Ewell," in your
issue of April 30, in reply to inquiry of W.
K., Galesville,Wi3., my attention was drawn,
owing lo the fact that I was one of tbe
many cnnimdes who took an active part in
the capture at Sailor's Creek, April G, 1865.
I was also one of the small company sur
rouuding Ewell within 20 feet of him be
fore he dismounted.
I do not offer the fol!owing-as any cor
Jection or particnlar addition to the arti
cle already published, but because it brings
old war times to memory. I was a
member of the 122d N. Y., but served with
tho Second Divisidn, Sixth Corps Sharp
shooters, in 1805 and at Sailor's Creek. We
made onr advance ou the enemy under a
very heavy lire of artillery as rapidly as
po8iible through the water, with mud and
miro of the ercek for somo distnuce. The
shots of our own artillery were passing over
us, destroying tho enemy'd rauks, while we
were ascending the higher ground from the
creek and facing the enemy.
Wc nearly reached tho rebel line, when
its shattered ranks broke, leaving the ground
covered with dead and wounded. At thU
point our artillery ceased firing, nnd we
weut across the fields in hot pursuit, press
ing tbe rebels rapidly for a long distance,
with every move to our encouragement.
Wc there saw a mounted rebel officer and
his Aids making quick time toward our lefr,
undoubtedly running from tho cavalry on
our right flank. Our commanding officer
Maj. Tcrrill, of the Sharpshooters then,
at the bight of his voice, sang out: "Gen.
Ewell ahead 1 On men! Get him alive!"
We were in short shooting distance, and
could have brought him to the ground. Wc
made no delay in swinging our line around,
aud apparently had Gen. Ewell in our hands
near a piece of woods, which wo would pre
vent him from entering, but there we were
surprised to sec a regiment rise to their
feet from behind a fence with orders to halt.
Gen. Ewell there made his stop, and onr
small company of .sharpshooters immedi
ately circled around him within a few feet,
while he remained mounted. Gen. Ewell
then pleasantly said to us:
" You aro noble, good soldiers."
The Second Division of Sharpshooters,
however, always regretted that the honor of
the capture did not fall to us, as we ex
pected when making tho run. The regi
ment that had the honor was, if I am not
mistaken, a Massachusetts regiment.
IfOMEit Peck, Lansing, Mich.
Tlattory JJ, lt It. T. T,. A.
This battery, which served in Birney's
Division, Third Corp?, wns generally known
as ".Randolph's Battery," in honor of Capt.
George E. K.wdolph, who commanded it
until Jan. 5, 186-1, when ho resigned. Capt.
William B. .Rhodes, who next commnnded
the battery, was discharged March 8. 1865, j
uving previously heeu nrevettert Major.
When mustered out Jacob If. Lamb was in
command. Tho War Department credits
tho battery with 12 battles, as follows:
Yorktown, Charles City Crossroads, Mal
vern Hill, Second Bnll IiunCbantilIy,
Fredericksburg, Cbanccllorsville, Gettys
burg, Wilderness, Spottsylvauia, Cold
Harbor and Petersburg. Its lo3S at
Gettysburg was three killed, 26 wounded
and one missing, which places it in the very
front rank of light artillery batteries having
remarkable losses in single engagements.
According to Col. Fox only seven batteries
in tho TInion army suffered a heavier loss
during their enlistment than Battery E, 1st
R. I. L. A., it havinir had 17 men killed in
action. Besides those killed 12 men died of
disease and other causes.
ISattory X Int It. I. I A.
This battery served in the Eighteenth
Corps, and is credited with a loss ot 10 men
killed nnd 17 died. Capt. Jame3 Belger
was discharged Dec. 30, 180-1, and during
the latter part of service Capt. Thomas
Simpson commanded. At Drewry's Bluff
three men were killed, 1A wounded, and
four reported missing. The command was
known ai " Belger's Battery."
Battery G, 1st IJ. I. L. A.
Fifteen battle are credited to this com
mand by the War Department, as follows:
Yorktown, Fair Oaks, Malvern Hill, An
tictam, Fredericksburg, May re's Hights,
Gettysburg, Rappahannock Station, "Wilder
ne3s, Spottsylvauia, Cold Harbor, Peters
burg, Opequan, Fisher's Hill, and Cedar
Creek. Capt. Charles D. Owen resigned
Dec. 24, 1862; Capt. Horace S. Bloodgood
resigned April 2-1, 1863, and during the re
mainder of tho service Capt. George W.
Adams, Brevet Major, was in command.
At Fredericksbnrg, while commanded by
Capt. Adams, the battery lost five killed
and 18 wounded. It was generally known
as "Owen's Battery," and served in French's
Division, Second Corps. Its total loss in
tho service was two officers and eight men
killed and 18 men died.
Uattery II, lt H. T. 1. A.
This battery served in Wheaton's Di
vision, Sixth Corps, with a loss of two men
killed and 10 men died of disease, accidents,
and other causes. Capt. Chae. H. J. Ham
lin, was reported missing in June. 1862;
Capt. Jeffrey Hazard resigned, Aug. 17,1863;
and when mustered on! the battery was
commanded by Capt. Crawford Allen. The
organization was generally known as ''Allen's
Tlio 2u" gratis. Cav. "
Co's. A, E, F, L, and M of this regiment
were organized at San Francisco, Cal. -, H,
at Boston, Majs.; B, C, D, and I, at ftead
ville, Mass., from Dec. 10, 18G2, to June 20,
1863, to serve three years. The regiment
was mustered out of service June 20, 1865.
Col. Charles JR. Lowell, an officer of the
Regular Araiy, who entered the field with
the regimented ied, Ocr. 1QT1SGA, of wonnds
received in action at Cedar Creek. He was
succeeded by Col. Casper Crowninshield,
who was discharged, June 1G, 18G5. Maj.
Archibald McKendry was the ranking offi
cer when the regiment was mustered out.
At Cedar Creek, while in Merritt's Division,
Cavalry Corps, the command lost seven
killed, 1G wounded, and one missing. Its
total loss in the service was eight officers
and 82 men killed in action or died of
wonnds, and three officers and 133 men died
of disease, accidents, etc.
Tho 3l Ittass. Cav.
This regiment, with the exceptions of Co's.
I, L, and M, was organized as the 41st Mass.
Inf., at Boxford and Lynnfield, Mass., from
Aug. 31 to Nov. 1, 18G2, to serve three years.
Its designation was changed to the 3d Mass.
Cav., July 22, 18G3. Co. A, 33d ilass., or
ganized at Boston, Mass., Aug. 6, 1862, to
servo three years, was assigned to this regi
ment as Co. I. Co's. A and B, battalion 2d
Mass. Cav., unattached, Gulf Squadron, or
ganized at Lowell, Mass., Dec. 27,1861, to
serve three years, were assigned to this regi
ment as Co. M. Co. C, battalion 2d Mass.
C.tv., unattached. Gulf Squadron, organ
ized at Lowell, Mass., Dec. 6, 1861, to serve
three years, was assigued to the regiment
as Co. L. Co. L w.i3 mustered out Dec.
27, 1664, and Co. M, Jan. 31, 1865. Two
new companies were organized at Eead
villc, Mass., in February, 1865, to serve one
year, and assigned to tho regiment as Co?. L
and M. The regiment was consolidated into
a battalion of six companies, July 21, 1865,
and retained in service until Sept. 28, 1865.
uol. Tuomas xu. uuicKering resigned in Sep
tember, 1861 ; Col. Lorenzo D. Sargent traa
discharged March 10, 1865 ; Col. Burr Portec
was dircharged July 21, 1S65, and when me
tered out Lieut.-Col. Frederick G. Pope was
I in command. At Opequon,Vn.,Sepr. 10, while
in urovers JUivision, Nineteenth Corps, tna
regiment lost 19 killed and 87 woutided.
Its total loss in the service Ttn3 five officers
and 101 men killed and two officers and ISO
died of disease, accidents and other causes.
Tho 4th Mass. Car.
The regiment was organized at Keadville.
Mass., to serve threo years, as follows : Cos.
I to M, inclusive, Oct. 23, 1PG1, to Nov. 19,
188i, and Cos. A to H, inclusive, from Dec
26, 1863, to Feb. 8, 186-1. Cos. I, K, L and
M wero detached from tha 1st Ma$j. Cav. aa
a battalion Aug. 4, 1863, and formed part of
the 4th Crtv. at Us organization. These four
companies veteranized on the -expiration of
their terms; and remained in service until
tho do?c of the var. Col. Arnold A. JRanrl
resigned, Feb. 3,1865; Col. Francis Wash
bum (hied Aprir 22, 1865, at Worcester, Masa
of -wounds received in action; and when
mustered orjt the regiment was commanded
by Col. Horatio Jenkins. Tho command
served in the Tenth Corps, and lost a total
of four officers and 23 men killed and two
officers and 128 men died.
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