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TEE VERMONT BRIGADE IN TEE
WILDERNESS. By Brevet Maj.-Gen.
L. A. Grant, commander of ihc brigade,
and late Assistant Secretary of War.
TEE BATTLE OF FAIR OAKS, OR
SEVEN FINES. By Maj.-Gen E 31.
Flaistcd, formerly Lieutenant-Colonel of the
11th Me., and afterward Major-GcneriU of
FIRING ON FORT SUMTER. A thrilling
eiory of a young Ohio mechanic who was
in Charlcbion at the time, and teas compelled
to join the relets, but who afterwards escaped
and sci-vcd three years in a Union regiment.
TEE BA TTLE OF POISON SPRING. By
Wiley Britton, late of the War Department,
and author of " The Civil War on the Bor
IN AND OUT OF CEARLESTON. By
R. 0. B., a young Connecticut man, who
was caught in Charleston at the opening of
The health of Queen Victoria gives
genuine cause for alarm. She is now
completing her 77th year, and has been
far from well for many years. The re
cent death of Prince Henry of Batten
burg was a serious blow to her, as she
"was very fond of hor son-in-law. She
ascended the. throne June 20, 1837,
Dearly 39 years ago.
- " ' ' ...
You should not miss a number of
The National Tribune containing
the " Personal Memoirs of Gon. W. T.
Sherman." They arc vividly interest
ing, and worth many times the subscrip
tion price of the paper.
Larry Godkin, of the Now York
Evening Pod, is now congenially engaged
In lying about Congressmen who favor
Cuban belligerency. Godkin must lie
about somebody all the time. The vet
erans are now getting a rest.
BY JOHN MrELBOY.
No. 10 of The National
No. 10 nf The National TnimrxE Li
BKAKY is an admirable wkeich of the hfo of
grand old George H. 'lliotuan. " The ftock of
Chickamauga." It pives in brief, lucid slyle
all the facts of h1 birth and parentage, his
early career in the At my, entrance into the
WTar of the Itubeilion,hiH grand achievements
at Mill Springs, Stone River, Chickamauga,
on the Atlanta Campaign, aud his crowning
victory at Nashville, wiiere he virtually de
stroyed the rebel army opposed to him.
The booklet contains 32 large pages, and
h embellished with an excellent picture of
Gen. Thomas and one of his monnraent at
Washington, D. C. Scnl to any address on
jeceipt ofr&vc cents ; six copies for 25 cents.
Bf 2f-. JMtMBPi
The -observance of "Memorial Day this
year far exceeded in universality andr
impressiveness that of- any previous
While it is -lamentably true that there
was a great deal of baseball playing
and similar "sporting events' it-does
not seem to us that there was as much
of this as in other years.
The Sabbath-likc character oi the
day is gaining an ascendancy in the
people's minds. This is largely through
the determined insistence upon it of the
Grand Army of the Republic The re
sult is that people who have no special
promptings of patriotism, no particular
regard for the dead who died for their
country, are seeing that it is excessively
" bad form " to go to games and horse
races on Memorial Day, just as it would
be on Sunday, aud they do not go.
Fashion is always more powerful
than either religion or law. Fashion
seems to be setting its face against dese
crations of Memorial Day, and in favor
of its decorous, seemly observance.
People of all kinds are coming to re
member their own dead on that day,
even if they care nothing for the Nation's
dead. It is well that they should.
They will all be bettered by a visit to
the cemetery on that day, and by laying
a loving tribute of remembrance on the
tombs of such of their friends and kin
dred as have gone before. "While it ele
vates them, it adds to the general sol
emnity and impressiveness of the occa
sion. It contributes to raise the day
into what we all desire it to be in the
minds of the rising generation a deeply
impressive Sabbath of American Patri
otism. By determined insistence in this line
we can secure every year a more gen
eral and respectful observance of the-
day. It seems absurd to lecture men
and women who want to go to base-ball
games and horse races on Memorial Day
about the respect due the Nation's dead.
It is absurd to lecture a great portion of
them, for they are utterly careless and
frivolous, and many of them would go
to a public show on the day of the
funeral of their own parents.
The way that a large portion of these
can be reached is the way that they are
being reached by cultivating the idea
that it is "bad form" low and vul
gar to be seen at "boisterous public
sports on that day.
The most powerful influence in this
direction can be exerted by the women
young nnd old who are always the
arbiters of the fashions and manners.
By all respectable women uniting to
frown down attendance on such Eporls
on that day, the patronage would soon
be confined to the low and bad, who are
notoriously unprofitable customers, and
the games die out for want of support,
just as we hope to see the Sanday base
ball perish, and that very soon.
As the years go by Memorial Day
takes a noticeably deeper root in the
hearts of the whole people. Efforts are
made to increase the sweet impressive
ness of the ceremonies. Orators strive to
have the most finished productions for
the day. Beautiful poems are written,
and music of a higher order is pro
duced, and all this combines with other
influences to bring much greater num
ber of peoples to the parades and cere
monies. The Eastern papers are specially
abusive of Senator Peffer for his reso
lution ordering an inquiry into the bond
sales. They are entirely wrong. The
public has the most absolute right to
know every part of the history of that
amazing financial transaction. Too much
cannot be known about it Not only is
a great amount of the people's money
involved, but also the integrity of the
administration of our finances. If the
President and Secretary Carlisle have
nothing to conceal they should welcome
such an investigation, and even insist
upon it It is an operation that, to say
the least, requires a great deal of expla
Col. Geo. F. Waring, who became so
offensively prominent by his slanders on
the G.A.R., has come to grief at New
Orleans. He tried to impose upon the
city a sewerage system which he claimed
had been invented by him, and pos
sessed unparalleled merits. He was
successful at first, but his arrogance
and presumption disgusted everyone.
He swaggered and dictated, and de
nounced other engineers who criticized
his scheme as incompetents and corrupt
liars. His plan was finally decided to
be without merit, and rejected. This
wrecked the company formed for ex
HOW THE WAR WILL END.
- It is a- common inquiry, " But how
will the Cuban war end? Spain never
will recognize the independence of-Cuba-without
we put pressure upon her
probably actually declare war against
It will end, as all' attempts of Spain
to recover her revolted colonies have
ended in. progressive inanition on the
part of Spain, in which the military ef?
forts will become feebler and feebler, and
finally cease altogether,,with the country
passing actually into the hands of the
Cubans years before Spain is constrained
into officially recognizing the island's in
dependence. The Mexicans began to
try for independence as early as 1808.
Twelve years later the Spaniards seemed
to have restored their authority in the
country. Then the revolution took fresh
life, and there followed years marked
by considerable battles, in which there
would be as many as 3,000 men engaged
on a side, and then would be years in
which there would be nothing but a lit
tle guerrilla fighting. It was not until
1829 that the "United States recognized
the independence of Mexico. Then
Spain sent a column of 4,000 men to
the country to recover it, but they were
taken prisoners. That virtually ended
Venezuela, Colombia, and Ecuador
began struggling for their independence
in 1810. The war was prosecuted fit
fully for 13 years, and ended in 1823
by the last of Spanish troops being ex
pelled from the country. Sometimes
Bolivar, the patriot commander, would
have an army of 650 men, partly freed
negroes, and sometimes he would have
one of 14,000.
Chile first struck for freedom in 1810,
and succeeded in recovering the last
town in possession of the Spaniards in
The Argentinians began their revolu
tion in 1810, and two years later capt
ured the last Spanish forces in their
country, at Montevideo. They then
turned in and helped the Chileans and
Peruvians to drive the Spaniards out of
Peru was the last to rebel, which she
did in 1820, and by 182G the last of the
Spaniards were driven out of Callao.
Uruguay, Guatemala, San Salvador,
Costa llica, Nicaragua, and Honduras
had like experiences.
Everywhere the history was the same
as that of the present struggle in Cuba.
The Spaniards would hold the towns,
which would enable the commanding
officers to fill their pockets by ' squeez
ing " the people. There would be long
periods of languor, followed by spas
modic efforts to get possession of the
country districts. The insurgents would
employ the years in getting firmer hold
on the country districts, making the peo
ple accustomed to their Government, aud
strengthening their forces by impress
ment of men and supplies. Finally they
would get strong enough to attack the
towns, and one by one these would come
into their possession, until nothing was
left but the principal port, which would
eventually succumb to their efforts, sec
onded by the inability of the Home Gov
ernment to succor it, and the revolution
would be complete. This is the way it
will be in Cuba.
Ex-Congressman J. B. Belford,
of Colorado, known during his official
term as the " red-crested woodpecker of
the Sierras," wants to get up a secession
if a ratio of 1G to 1 is not adopted.
The secessionists will be in a bad way if
they rely on Belford to do any of their
fighting. His forte is talking.
The hopes of the Anti-lling elements
in Louisiana that the Legislature would
do something to prevent the gross elec
tion frauds from being consummated by
the seating of Mr. Foster have not been
realized. By an unexpected vole of 86
to -18 the Legislature refused to go be
hind the returns, and declared Foster
elected by 26,628 majority. After all
the talk the King seems more solid in
Louisiana than anywhere else in the
The allegation that the Cubans do
not have any seaport has hardly a solid
baeis. "While none of the prominent
seacoast towns are openly in their hands,
the whole coast is much more open to
ingrcES and egress than any of the ports
of the so-called Southern Confederacy
was after 1861. There is no trouble in
shipping arms and ammunition to the
patriot forces, and they reach them with
great promptness. The Cubans are
much better off in this respect than the
Mexicans were in lS64-'66, when they
could only be reached by going over
A CKNTUttY OLD.
Last Monday the tate of Tennessee
celebrated the conclusion of its first cen
tury, of its existence, ancL the beginning
of its second. Tenndasee! the " old vol
unteer State " was the product of the
Revolutionary war, aslSmsas, Nebraska,
Minnesota, and the Dakotas were the
products of the war of the rebellion.
At the conclusion of the Revolution
the North Carolinians who had served
in it pushed in great numbers over the
rnouutaius into the fertile lands of
the Tennessee Valley. They were joined
by their comrades from Virginia, who
followed the route now traversed by thp
Virginia & Tennessee Railroad. Men
who had actually fought for their coun
try, they were intensely loyal to it, and
this accounts for the intense loyalty of
their descendants, who could not be dra
gooned or persecuted into joining the
rebellion. The Tennesseeans came legi
timately by their devotion to the Govern
ment for which their fathers had fought.
They were bedeviled, and their State
dragged into secession by the progeny of
Virginia, South Carolina, and Georgia
Tories, who had inherited disloyalty.
Tennessee was admitted as a State,
June 1, 1796, and was the third to come
into the Union. Kentucky was admit
ted, Feb. 4, 1791, and Vermont, Feb.
18, 1791. At first the settlements on
the Tennessee and its tributaries, and
on the Cumberland at Nashville, formed
a County of North Carolina. Then the
freedom-loving settlers objected to being
governed in the autocratic manner trans
mitted from the royal Governors of
North Carolina, and in 1785 set up the
independent State of Franklin, which
they maintained for three years, but
were again united with' North Carolina.
In 1794 the State of Tennessee was
organized, with Knoxville as the Capi
tal, and admitted into "the Union two
years later. Later the" lands west of the
Tennessee were bought from the Indians,
the boundaries werA extended to the
Mississippi, and the Capital was removed
to Murfreesboro, and finally to N;ish-
In 1861 tho great 'majority of the
Tennesseeans were strongly opposed to
sccc'sion, but Isham G! Harris now
Senator was Governor of the State,
and one of the conspirators who were
forcing secession upon the country. A
call for a Convention to pass an ordi
nance of secession was defeated by a
majority of 12,000 in a total vote of
127,000. Gov. Harris insultingly re
fused President Lincoln's call for troops
from Tennessee after the firing on Fort
Sumter, and summoned the Legislature
to meet in extraordinary scsiion. He
entered into a league with the Confed
erate Commissioners, and appropriated
the school fund to arm and equip rebel
During the war Tennessee sent 31, 092
white troop3 into the Union army in
Tennessee regiments, besides many thou
sands more in regiments from other
States. They were all of tho best
quality of fighting material.
In 1800 Tennessee was the 15th State
in the Union, in point of population ;
by 1840 she had risen to be the fifth.
Then the great free States of the
North Indiana, Illinois, Massachusetts,
etc. began to forge afiead of her, and
tho census of 1860 showed her in the
ninth place. The census of 1890 made
her 13th, with New York, Pennsylvania,
Illinois, Ohio, Missouri, Massachusetts,
Texas, Indiana, Michigan, Iowa, Ken
tucky and Georgia ahoad of her in the
order named. She had then a popula
tion of 1,763,723, and had increased
14.65 per cent, during the previous 10
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JUNE ir 1896.
GEN. SHERMAN'S MEMOIRS.
One of the striking things mentioned
in this week;s instalment of Gen. Sher
man's Memoirs,, is the little opposition
there was among the actual settlers in
California to making it a free State. The
hardy miners and fanners who were de
veloping the country had, no liking at
all for slave labor, and they readily
adopted the suggestion that slavery be
forever prohibited. This was intensely
to tho disgust of- the Slave Lords at
Washington, who were bent upon
"making slavery National," and
cramming the "peculiar institution"
down overybotfy's throat. Sherman
seems to have been, a very innocent
young officer when he came back to
Washington, and could not understand
how the magnates in the city should
attach so much more importance to the
question of slavery than to the discovery
of gold. They managed to delay the
admission of California several months,
however, on account of the objectionable
clause, and John C. Calhoun denounced
the California settlers in the most vicious
terms for wanting to have their soil un
polluted by the foot of a slave.
The Librarian of the War Depart
ment, Gen. A. W. Greety, js making a
careful collection of all literature on
subjects connected with the war. He
wants copies sent him of all regimental
histories, all reports of Reunions, En
campments and veteran gatherings,
W.R.C. nnd Ladies of the G.A.R. Con
ventions, etc., etc Also, Post and De
partment rosters, sketches of campaigns,
lives of soldiers, etc. L you print any
thing relating to the war, or those who
were engaged in it, if you have anything
al.eady printed that you desire preserved
in a public place, send him a copy. It
will form part of the permanent archives
of the War Department Address
"Gen. A. W. Greely, Librarian War
Department, Washington, D. C."
Senator Morgan gets more indig-.
nant every day at the President's delay
in recognizing Cuban belligerency, and
he. speaks very bitterly of the usurpation
of "Kingly prerogative" in thwarting
the will of the representatives of the peo
ple, solemnly expressed nearly eight
Previous to the holding of the G.A.R.
National Encampment at Louisville,
Col. Henry Walterson, late of the
C. S. A., had shown a tendency to out
burstsof loyalty,which seriously disturbed
many of the more irreconcilable of his
former associates, and the gathering of
Union veterans at his city seemed to
confirm his occasional impulses into a
steady mental habit. At a dinner at
London, on Memorial Day, to tho United
States Consuls in the Kingdom of Great
Britain, he made a speech which waked
up things on both side3 of the Atlantic
He denounced Embassador Bayard for
his toadyism, announced himself a
Jingo, and said that he had learned
Jingoism from England, whose glory
and greatness were the results of Jingo
ism. He replied to the absurd talk of
O'Connor about Southerners being ready
to get their revenge should the United
States become involved in a foreign war ;
" that among those who fought so well and
valiantly during the late unpleasantness,
as well as among their descendants, there
was but one feeling a feeling of thank
fulness that God had laid the weight of
his hand upon the Southern Confederacy
and preserved tho life of the American
The island of Cuba is the same size
as the State of Tennessee, and has about
the same number of inhabitants. Of
these about 1,000,000 are whites, of
Spanish descent, and 500,000 negroes.
Only one man in every four Spaniards can
read or write, and probably the percent
age of illiteracy in Cuba is still greater.
Spain draws from the island, in the shape
of taxes and other exactions, from
$34,000,000 to $90,000,000 a year. The
people are consequently ground down to
the lowest stage of poverty. Tho Captain-General
is always a poor man when
he is sent to the island, nnd very rich
when he leaves it. He gets $50,000 a
year salary, while his extortions and
stealings are beyond computation.
It looks very much as if Italy has
backed clear down in the Abyssinian
matter. She has abandoned several im
portant posts, and the Abyssinian King
has given up his prisoneru, presumably
in compliance with an understanding.
It must be very, humiliating to public
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If not, do so at once, to give the paper more
powa- in championing the cause of the veterans.
Canada is about to repeat our rail
road experience-. We constantly insisted
that the Great American Desert, was .a
myth, and-pushed railroads and settle
ments out into the arid regions. In the
same way the Canadians, are virtually
insisting that the arctic regions arc
mythical, and are pushing railroads still
farther north. A scheme is now being
agitated to build another transconti
nental line from Quebec to tluo Pacific,
400 miles north, of the present Canadian
Pacific. The country traversed is said
to be very rich, but the Canadians a
great deal farther south are apt to com
plain that they have "11 months of
Winter, and ono month late in the
Col. War. C. Ludlow, U. S. Engi
neers, -who 13 one of the Nicaragua
Canal Commission, ha3 been making an
official inspection of the Suez, Corinth,
German, and Dutch Canals, and says
that he " is more than ever convinced
that the Nicaragua Canal i3 feasible."
Yet, in a measure, he threw cold water
on the enterprise in his official report.
Great Britain has gobbled up one
third of the world's surface, and man
ages to hold it without much trouble.
We certainly can manage to take care
of a few outlying islands, in spite of
what timorous souls may say to the
To-morrow June 5 takes place
the unvailing of the statues at Gettys
burg to Gens. Meade and Hancock.
These, of which we have before spoken,
are works of a high order of art, and are
the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's
contribution to the field upon which
these two sons of hera won undying
fame. There will be an immense crowd
in attendance, among which will be
many distinguished men. The statues
will he transferred to the State by Gen.
J. P. S. Gobin, and received by Gov.
Hastings. Gen. D. McM. Greg? will
make the oration at the unvailing of
that to Gen. Meade in the morning, and
Gen. H. H. Bingham at the unvailing
of that to Gen. Hancock, in the after
noon. Number 9 of The National Trib
une Library is invaluable to a perfect
knowledge of the situation. Sent post
paid for only 5 cent3.
Since onr last issue ve have received re
ports from the following Posts of their
unanimous" indorsement of The National
Tribune's Service Pension Bill:
Von Meter Post, 91, Department of Ne
braska, Alma; W. B. Gibbons, Commander;
J. F. Morgan, Adjutant.
Moses A. Baldwin Post, 514, Department
of New York, Hempstead ; N. B. Mnlliner,
Commander; L. A. Pettet, Adjntaut.
Center Po3t, 312, D?partment of Ohio,
Sarahsville; John MeCarty, Commander;
Z. I. "Whicker, Adjutant.
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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE,
1729 N. Y. Ave., WASHINGTON, D. C.
TEE NATIONAL TRIBUNE is the only
champion the soldiers have among the great pa
pers of the country. The best way to help all
veterans is by getting it more subscribers.
Chicago Dispatch: "Don't yon think
could cat auothor piece of pie, Johnny?"
'I think I could, m'm, if I stood up."
A CSR OF MAniTAZ. ETIIICS.
I respectfully submit to the Committeo on
Marital Ethlc3 (I prcsumo thore is such a
committeo; if not, there should be ono ap
pointed at once) tho ca3e of Mrs. Martha Com
stock, who resides in Ohio, near tho city of
Toledo. This lady recently presented to her
startled husb.ind at ouc birth four daughters
and throe sons. This scorns to be an imposi
tion upon marital trust and confidetico that re
quires solemu consideration. No woman has
tho right to treat her husband that way.
Whilo every right-thinking young man has a
desire for a family, and to bo properly ropro
sentcd when tho noxt census-taker comes
around, be wants his ambition oxercised with
moderation. He wishes his family to come in
singlo file, with reasonable intervals, and a
platoon movement is a surprise which he may
rogard as a direct injury. It shakes his confi
dence iu his wife, and he is not likely to ever
feel tho same toward hor again. There is no
telling when or how often sho may repeat this
porformauce and force him to got himself char
tered as an Asylum for Destitute Children of
Both.Soxe3, with. State aid. 3Iia.XoawtJc Is
a Now Woman, with alarming possibility,
"Old Jack Tar," "jolly tars," "gallant taw,""
and all that sort of thing mast go. The sailor
on a modorn man-of-war nover so mochv as
toncliC3 tar, and only sees it when in tho
neighborhood of an old-fashioned ship.
"Brick " Pomcroy ia. dead. Ho was born ai
EJraira, N.Y., in 1S33, and diod at Brooklyn,
on ifemorial Day. Thcro was an irony of fato
in taking him away on tho day sacred: to tho
votoraus whom ho defamed and maligned' t
the timo they woro sweatiug blood in their
cflQrts to savo tho Nation. Ho learned th
printing Mnine8s, and becamo a country pub
lisher, finally sqttling at La Crosse, Wis., whera
ho started tho Democrat. This attracted no
r attention until after tho war had been in
progross soma timo, and Copperhead ism bo
canfo a recognized political force. "Brick"
'was a typical Copperhoud. Ho was teo moan,
selfish, or cowardly to enlist, and ho hated tha
nion who did. Ho wa? a roan of little educa
tion and deficient reasoning power?, but ha
had a rough, coarso wit, and considerable power
of invective, which wero suited to the ignobla
part ho played. His coarso fun of ovorythinj
connected with tho Union army, and tho yirn.
Ionco of his utterances, suited the Copperheads
exactly, nnd his paper speedily gained a wida
circulation. Whore other papers which woro
opposed to the war laborod mora or less decor
ously with Constitutional question, talked
sophfstically about tho "rights" of the slave,
holders and tho Southerners, and made hypo
critical protenses of devotion to the Union
while opposing every method adopted for ita
salvation, "Brick" camo out boldly with
I jeers, tannt3, and villificntion for everything
and overybody on tho side of tho Union.
Ho did not care so much for the rebels
as ha hated the men who wero fighting
tho rebels. Ho was a common scold, with
enough stable-boy wit to mako hl3 scolding
hurt and rankle. His circulation got so largo
that ho felt that ha mnst have a wider field,
and removed to tho congenial locality of New
York, where ho established Urtck Fomeroifa
Democrat. This was not a success. His mental
range and his vocabulary wero very limited.
He had only a few fanny thini in his reper
toire, and ho spoedily wrote himself out. After
reading him a few wooks even the most viru
lent Copperheads wearied of him, for ho could
do nothing bnt repeat the same old bar-room
jokes and stale abu3e. He changed his paper
into a Greenback organ, but he had not brains
nor range enough to discuss economic questions
even for Groonbackorsr, and after trying to re
vive his papor by taking it to Chicago, it died.
Ho wroto some books, which are now happily
forgotten. Ho went back to New York., and
for years has been living in utter obscurity, no
ono knowing or caring whether he wore alivo
Life: If people meant everything they said
the complications would bo nearly as great a3
if they said everything they meant.
It was supposed last week that Col. John
Mosby, the noted rebol guerrilla, wn3 dying at
San P ran cisco, but later reports state that he is
Mi33 Kate Field, who attracted much atten
tion among G.A.R. men by her lectures against
Morraonism, died May 19, at Honolulu, of
pneumonia. Mias Field had a variod career.
She wa3 born at St. Louis in 1840, the daughter
of an English theatrical manager of some note
She became a student of music, bnt did nob
achieve the success she hoped for. Sho traveled
in Europe, aud wroto letters which attracted
nnnsual attention, and from this time forward
mado literature her profession, though often
branching out into other enterprises. Sha
tried the stage, both a3 a ''legitimate" actress
and in lighter veins, but was disappointed ail
-the. result. She returned to literature, and her
bright letters and sketches wero always in de
maud. In 1832 sho organized tho "Co-opera-tivo
Dress Association for Ladies," which was
a costly failure for herself aud many others.
She then began the study of Mormonfcm, and
her lectures wero widely popular. Siia also
wrote various booklets which had cousiderablo
success. Sho started at Washington a weekly
known as Kate Field's Washington, which wa3
bright, newsy and gossipy, but did not pay, and
was suspended after some years, and she wont
to Hawaii as a correspondent for the Chicago
Maj. McKinloy marched with his Post at
Canton on Memorial Day, and resisted all tho
efforts of the managers to have him got in a
carriage with other distinguished guests.
At latest accounts Jas. B. Belford, " the Red
Headed Booster of the Rockies," had not suc
ceeded in getting a single State topas3 an ordi
nance of secession.
Veteran or tlio Country' Grandest Array
Who Have Answered tho Last Call.
Hale. At Augusta, Wis., Jan. 27, C. H.
Halo, Co. I, 30th Wis., aged 65.
Dohson. At Middlehury, Pa., May 21, An
drew Dobson. Co. E, 49th Pa.
Rice. At Now Freeport, Pa., May 2, Joshua
Rico, Co. F, 7th W.Va., ageil 56. Comrade Rica
enlisted in August, 1S61; served until tho end
of the war, and was a prisoner at Audorsonvilla
nine months.' He was a charter member of
Philip Gump Post. 550, and held the office of
Chaplain at the time of Ins ricatn. ie was
buried by tho Post. A widow, fivo son3, and
ouc daughtor survive him.
Gallaoukr. At Nashville, Tonn., May 23,
John Gallagher, U. S. S. Gottysburg and New
Era, aged 54. The comrade was a member of
Sheridan Post, 67, and was buried with mili
tary honors. A widow survives him.
Babnett. At Weldon, Iowa, March 11,
Moses Baruett. Co. E. 83d HI., aged 63. He was
a member of Post 426, Department of Iowa.
PniLLirs. At Coal Creek, Colo., recently,
Samuel Phillips. Co. A, 4th Ky. M't'd Inf. De
ceased left certain papers, which are now in tho
possession of Wm. Howells, Box 62. Coal Creek,
Colo., who will forward to relatives or friends
Gamble. At Fargo, N D., May 18, Alex
ander Gamble, Co. G, 30th Wis., aged 66. Com
rade Gamble was au esteemed momberof John
F. Reynolds Post, 5. Department of North Da
kota; also ono of tho charter members of Shi
loh Lodge, 1, A. F. and A. M. Ho was buried
with Masonic services. Tho pall-bcarers wero
all old soldiers, who wore members of the Lodge.
The Post attended the funeral in a body.
Rydkr. At Elizabeth, N. J., May 23, Capt.
Seth B. Ryder, 5th N. Y. Cav.
Morto.v. At Sterling. III., March 26, Serg't
J. G. Morton, Co. B, 1st Iowa Cav.
Brown. At Sterling, III., May21, Capt. Geo.
P. Brown, Co. B, 1st 111. Capt. Brown waa
educated at West Point, and was a gallant aud
Ward. At Plains, Mont., recently, A. D.
Ward, aged 65. Tho deceased wii3 an old sol
dier. He belonged to a California rogirnent,
and for tho last three years had been drawing
a pension of $12 per month.
Wallace. At Columbus, Ind., May 16. W.
B.Wallace, Co. , 11th Ind., and Cautain of
V. S. C. T.
DonsoK. At Colnrabus, Ind., May 16, Wm.
Dobson, Co. I, 93d Ind.
Moork. At Columbus, Ind., May 17, Mich
aol J. Moore, Co. 1, 116th Ohio.
Turlkv. At Camargo, Ky., May 22; Amoa
D. Turley, Co. K. 24th Ky.. aged 55. Ho was a
member of Po3t 136. A widow aud threo chil
dren survive him.
Bekrs. At Emporia. Fia., Miy 20, of paraly
sis, J. L. Boors, 150:h Pa. (Bucktails), aired 55.
Tho comrado enlisted An. IS, ldG2, and was,
discharged Juno 2, 1865. lie took pirt in a
number of tho principal battles, and carried
three wounds from Gettysburg, ono of which
WA3 tho causo of his death. Ho was a member
of Capt. Kirk Post, Do Land, Fla. Ho leaves a
widow and four children.