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NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE, TUESDAY OCTOBER 21, 1802.
JJalnbsoit Coantn girettonr.
CITY G6 VEH.N MEN T.
JUlIS lil liH FM ITU, Mnyiir.
WILLIAM HI TANK, Recorder.
JOHN CHCIi RLF.Y, JUunhal.
l')fij T.lartluiUYf. II. Wilkinson, A. C. Tu k'-r,
avl James A. Kffl.
1er4 .( Unrhet John OiuiublFjr,ftffi:ir, ft"1 1
J I.. Pyan, ai-roud and John Rcddck, third.
Tax 4Mor William Ilriver.
Rmenue C'oi(lor A. U. Khauklaud.
ir j.'er T.U! Collector V. B Garrett.
XWn.irer R Henry. '
H7nr MuJer Thomas Lealce.
faipTia'itienf of t'i Workh'wne3. Q. L-odd.
Puprrinln-Unl r,f Ih H (T tl'erii Jam's Wyatl
Ctwf in t'vi Jjepjrti.ter' John M. Seabury.
fxon of O.nf'y T. H. McEri'lt.
" Hrwl fw" J. L. Kewart.
City Attorney John M ' Ph all Eoiith
floaril 1 AUim-n II. M. Brien, President ; J. K.
t.ewman,0. A J, Mayfi-M, H Hcovel, Wm. 9. rix-nU
h'i, J..C Umlth, JI. 0. I.. Clj'.UrLe, and Ju. Robb,
lAmiM Cmicif W. l Joie I rcBi li nt ( William
Rolerta, T. J. Yarbrnuh, Win. IVlvi r, Win. Stewart,
I-ouis Uoiwb.W. Mulllus.Jamet Turner, G. 61. South
pate, A. J. Oole, J. bavis, Andrew Auuirson, J. B.
Knowlcs, and John Oready.
TA.iniKU LuuuniK or tui C;ty corsca. .
f mance Knowles, B' Ovcl and Colif.
Water W'orki Auderson, Smith and Claibrne.
frWj Yarbrough, Turner, SouthgU, Pavls, BrU'n,
MayQnld, Cbealhara and Claiborne.
irfcat- Xewmao, Ftewart and Turner.
lioepUal Jones, MayOcld and Sloan.
fv:hooU Cheatham, Mayfleld and Kr.owls. - i
J'irs JVnnrfmml Cready, brlver and Newman. . .
6'u Driver, Cheatham and Davis.
Cemetery Smith, Stewart and Newmau.
Market ioiu Roberts, Stewart and Turner.
Blmet Uo'ugh, Claiborne ami Davis.
Police Cheatham, Brieu and Anderson !
fyWatf Hough, Claiborne and Brlcn. i
Workhouu Cheatham, Kaytield and Knowles.
Improvement! and Eyjiwf .'" Cole, Scovel r,4
Croady. ' i
PulAio Properly Brien, Chwithaiii and Turner. ,
Pent Howie i!aytl".l, Joe and Robcrtl.
Tle Board ci Aldermen meeU tb Tuealayj
next prco.iiinK the Fvcond aad fourth Thur3du;- la
eiu-.h miinth. anil tho Commnu Council the aocr.nd
anil fourth Thursday In tcli mouth.
. C,nj'''ii'-Jibn Baiigh.
. Hrtt Lieutenant Wni. Yarbror.gh.
fmomi I.iwriwi Jnbli II. Inv'.J.
l'olicemm Win. .!a:krf'fl, John Cavendir, K.ch Da
vit, Joel I'liililpn, Wm. aikur. John Oittn U, Wllltutn
kayo, Juho Kngle, J. W. Wright, Jhi Tuckfltt,
Robert 8iitt, W. C. Francis, Thomas Fraac., An lrew
Joyce, David Yates, au.i Charles Hulilt.
m f The Police C'Mirt Is nmd every iu rn!aK
Sheriff lam M. Hititcn. Pjni!ii! TUomas Hui-
von und J. K. E n.hat.an.
J,'Fjij(r rhiuoaa Garrett.
3V,i(,.,. W. J i.jier Taylor.
t'uroiir N' II. Bi'M.er.
hiittyr John Oirbitt .
Revenu ColUot t J. 5. 3r
liailroad Ta.c (Uf h : W. 1'. I'fli
CWa.t .yi- '. ;.t'uf li,t:iii Jolii. D. (lexe
and J. E. Newniau
Jm,;,,. H.iu. .Tns Wliltworth.
VlerkV. I.iud.-I'y N.cliol.
fir The Jmlxe'l Court tnoct the Hut ilc.ul.y ia
eaeh month, uud ths ijuarterly Court, coir, poeed of
the Maiilatralc:! of the County, 13 held the li.-Jt Jl.ia
day In Jauuary, A;-rll. Jo'y and October.
CIRCUIT COURT. "
JWr, Hun. N'llhi.uiel E.iltter.
C7ri David C. Li ve.
0 f Tho Court xwi'it tUe Drt Moa l.iy iu fiT.i-cu
Jwlje Iluii. Wl iiaro K. Tarter,
( Irrk ;harl,M K. D ..ut.
jj j-Tho Court ui( (ho i'.rl lloud.iy lu Ajirl! Au
(lint and Drceuiber.
Chancellor Ilnu. Ta.nuid T. Fnuraoii. V
tVcr und i,n(A J. K. ti'.eavoi.
4aT" Tin' C ii I u. 'i H t!.e t'.-u ! :. .u ilay ai i
Davidsos Cocntt Duikctohy ContinntA.
KILITART QTJA.RTEI13 AND OmCESS.
P.J lh a'l'i'iarteiH on H yb stroet. C n N'"yley,
liiUi i' ( Ib.ad'(iirt''ra On Pr.mrner utrwt (I'r.
Ford's r:dDC.) W. II. Sl.tell, Haj. 15th f. 8 In
fantry, A. A. A. 0.
Prurotl Murthal II' adTiart' rs at tbeCajiitol. A.
(illletn, (,'ul. lt T''im. Infantry.
(.'kief A'ri'liht (juarierniv!er Headtiarterl on
fh rry (ticf'l ; No. JO, (Judge Catroa'g rfnidenco.)
Capt. J. 1. Bingham.
1uiiiii (JiartermatrVo. Cherry street. Cajit,
laii.'iin QniirternKi'tT Vine street, near lira.
Polk'f rwlilenre. Cant. R. N. Lamb.
VlmiVnnt. Quarlermatter No. S7, MarWot Street.
Capt. J. M. Hale.
Cliiff Ci-tnml-urg IInaJf(uarlers, Ko. 10, Vine tU
Caj t. R. Maefocly. ' '
Oiiini'C'iarn i,f uliiimcd Djoad street. Capt. P.
Atttnfj CuYHHtistttry nf fiuhntittence Corner Of Broad
and Coll-n atrc-ta. Meut Cliarlea Allen.
Meilienl Director Summer street. (Dr. Ford old
r.idenro ) t-'urg'-on, E. Swift.
Mediad Pum'yinr't Office Church street, Masonic
Building. J. R. I'ikti.k, furgeon, 8tb Kentucky In
fantry, Artiug Mcdkal Purveyor.
Px'LUnJi! h'j on Asroriutinn of Printers.
Office on Printer Allrv, netnern
t nion and Ieudrrlck .Streets. .
TL'E?D.Y MORNING, OCT. 21. 1302.
OorrnHpoudMioo oi the L'Ulsville Jsurnal.
The Eattle of Chaplin Hills.
Battle-Field, Oct. 9, 1SC2.
When time sLall Lavo .furuinhed an on-
lortunity for truth to tiela.'l f ho incidrntg
of the lattle of yostcrdaj in the hills
where tho now glorious Third Division
lies, the battle of Chaplin Hills will be
recorded as one of the hardest contested
and bloodiest conflicts of this wvr. In
all its features and incidents desperate
in its conduct reflecting honor and plory
on the gallant Brigadier who commanded
and the brave men who fought it, this
battle will be known for its terrible cas
ualties on both Bides, and for the fury
with which immense masses of desper
ate rebels hurled themselves against the
liltle band of determined men who re-
I 1 .1 1-1 mi a. a
TT A OTTTTTT T T? TTTTTriXT Imis wem ss oioouny. xne imifr nst
Li 11 Oil V lLLL U 1M XU.N . of the killed and wounded will tell how
bravely our men fought. The battle-field
! It OSP UCTU 8
Tits AKtivn.f.E Union was enmmoneed a few week a
sinee, for the purpose ofopiMmmc tho Rebel Southern
Confederary, aud of advocatlns: tho rnntoriitinn of
teaerai autnoriiy, wttiiout any abatement, over all
the states which bavo attempted to soce.lo. It holds
a fri. uds all who support, and as foea all who oppose
ion union oi ine niaies. u uaa uo watchword but
I KKIK)M isn MTIONAl ITT.
With reoela and trailo has no compromise to
make. It contend lor the Federal Constitution and
tba Laus nivii tn pursuance thereof an the Hciukni
law or Tin i,amii, anylliincrlu the Con.stitution and
laws of any of t!ie .Stalos to the contrary notwith.
It contends or the I nion of tho States, because
wiinoiu it me preservation or our liberties and innti.
tutions and tb orgnaisatioo of society itaelf are
wholly Imnossilile. llicrehire. whatever stamls in
'.he way of crunhing out the rebellion and restoring
e iiuiuu muni punan, uo oiaiier ty wuat uame it be
To the people or Tennessee, ever renowned for their
devotion to Liberty mid I'nlon, until they were be
trayed to mo re ix-1 ausiintism at Richmond by a tier-
iliom Hovenmr and corrut Legislature, and who
have lelt so heavily the awful curse of treason and
anarchy, wo appeal for support. Il the names of
retiel oillce holders, t iilance Cininittees,and Minute
Men, who have llliod our borders with mourning, be
gibbetted before the world. It those ambitious aud
avaricious men who have plotted our rttln for their
own aggrandisement bo fastened to the pillory of
shame, no matter bow high their "Itlnn In so-:lety.
It It be showa how tho se f styied defeuders of
"Suibern Rights" are now leading marauding bands
of Iroe-booiers add moss troopers over our St' to, kid
napping negroes, stealing horses and cattlo, breaking
into bouKeti, burning railroad bridges and curs, and
murdering unarmed citiiens In cold blood. Let the
truth, so long excludod by tliftSouthorn conspirators,
now circulate freely through every neighborhood,
and our cause will assuredly triumph. Will not loyal
men every where aid us In the dissemination of I acts
aad tbe advocacy of Free Government?
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A ii no u nee m ii t ol Candidate.
this morning reveals hundreds of
dences of how the rebels fought .
THE rUKLlMIXAKT MOVEMENTS. '
The Third Division of General Lovell
II. liousseau and that of Gen. James S.
Jackson left Louisville on the 1st of Oc
tober, and on the night of the 7th en
camped at Mackville, in Washington
county. On the morning of the 8th the
corps commander, Maj. Gen. Alex. McD.
McOook, ordered the march to be resumed,
and ordered General Rousseau to take the
advance. General Jackson was entitled
to tho van in tho day's march, as General
Koueseau had had it the day before, but
as tho troops of General Jackson were
very raw, and those of General llonsseau
were old and tried, tho Third Division
was placed in front, Lytle's Seventeenth
brigade having the advance and the
Tenth Ohio, Lieut. Col. Burke command
ing, being the vanguard. The route
taken was southwest to Berryville, in
Boylo county, where it was understood
the two columns of Crittenden and Gil
bert, Second and Third con (Tdrmec,
were encamped, with the rebel army of
lcagg between thetu and llarrodsbnrg.
Inn licbel lelt, it has since been discov
ered, rested at reirvville, and the right
at a point on Lhaplin creek, two' miles
northwest of it. General Gilbert we
found immediately on tho right of our
present position, the battle field of yes
tcrday, and two miles east of Terry-
Tho men made a rapid march to the
position at which they fought. In the
distance, along the inarch, they were in
hearing of the artillery, and many feared
that the fight would be over bt lore they
could arrive, nut General lioussean,!ts
surcd them that it was our troops taking
position, and repeated his promise of the
morning that they should have a light
before morning. But few halts were made,
and though they suH'ered all the horrors
of thirst, but few halted or straggled for
THE TOPOGRAPHY OK THE FIELD.
The road to I'erryvillc neai ing the bat
tie-field ascends a high ridge and cross
ing it again descends into the valley of
a branch of Chaplin rork of halt river
This ridge is extensive and runs north
west from the road for halt a mile, the
left of the ridge overlooking a valley far
to the north through which runs a road to
Benton. This road crosses the Mackville
road on the highest and most southeruly
point of the ridge. This cross road was
the southwestern corner of the battle
field. Due east from the cross roads,
about a (itiarler of a mile distant the
. .i . a . ii 1 1 1
creek crosses me roan to a erryvuie.
About the same distance due nirtii the
road to Beton makes a sharp angle to the
left, and thence northeast through the
valley" before uientioned. From the creek
on the road to Berry ville to the angle in
the road to Benton our line was original
ly established, but this was forced on
General J.ousscati ny me tusposnion oi
Ten-ill's brigade too far to the front. It
will be seen from thi- description that
the liue of battle was the hrpotheuusc
of a right angled triangle, the road easl
to lVrryville being the base, and the road
north to Benton being the perpendicular.
sancc. Firing had been distinctly beard
over tho hih hill on which thu roads
cross, and it was feared we might get
into the fight at the wrong end of
the line. A reconnoissance, however, re
vealed the fact that the fight was sim
ply of artillery, and by tho time Col.
Ly tlo'a brigade tho seventeenth reach
ed the top of the hill, the cavalry bri
gade of Gen. K. Gy filed out of the
woods far to the right, and pnshed along
the bed of the creek to the road to lVrry
ville. lie .communicated with Gen Iious
scau, and stated that he had been recon
noilering the country and shelling the
woods in his front, lie slated that he
had two Fmall gunsi, and asked for a
regiment of infantry as a support for his
section. While the Tenth Ohio wa- beina
moved forward .on the road t'l Perry -villd
to support Gay's guns, the latter
were put into battery on a prominent
point of tho ridge runnintr along the line
of battle afterwards assumed by Hons-,
seati, and began shelling the woods. No
reply, however, was drawn. The enemy's
cavalry, however, left the woods in our
front and were seen bryoud the ran-'o of
Gay's smoothbores, miring toward
IKvrrodsburg. Gen, Rousseau ordered
Capt. Loomis ' to throw his two
larrott guns into position and shell
the rsbels beyond. Cant. Loomis.
who ia tho promptest artillerist
I have seen in the service, soon had his
long-range guns into position where
Gay's had been, the latter retiring. The
remainder or Lapt. Loomis a battery re
mained near the cross roads, and the in
fantry remained m tho fields and woods
beyond. Col. Starkweather's bricade
had been cut off from the rest of the di
vision by the inlerposifion of Jackson's
two brigades, and was still in the rear.
Gen. Ten id's brigade, with those of Col.
Lytic and Col. Len. Ilarris, of Gen. Rous
seau's division, were on the hii! about the
cross roads, but Col. Vebster,of Jackson's,
and Stark Walter's, of Rousseau's, still
remaiued below, the latter in the rear
completely, and, ss it afterwards proved,
unfortunately cut off from the rest of the
division. The shelling of Capt. Loomis
had elicited no reply, though continued
for two hours. 'All his long-ranged am
munition had given out, and his battery
was being retired. Gen. McCook had
gone to report to Gen. Buell, and to learn
what disposition to make of his corps.
Gen. Rousseau aDd staff were near tho
creek, on the Berry ville road, awaiting
orders. Gen. Gay was retiring his cav
alry from the reconnoissance, when tho
rebels opened tho ball with shell from a
battery a mile in the front. A moment be
fore several persons in the vicinity of Gen.
Rousseau had announced the approach of
the enemy in force by various exclama
tions. The silence of tho enemy induced
Gen. Rousseau to doubt this, and he was
expressing this doubt when the explosion
ot a shell from a rebel piece put, all
doubt at an end. " Now they show them
selves," cried the General. The shell
went over our heads and exploded.
The crowd about the General scampered
in every direction. Ho immediately or
dered Col. Lytle's brigade into line and
pushing to his centre, formed Col. Ilarris
on Col. Lytlus lelt. Both ot these
brigades were in the open field, Lytic
being on the right, posted on the ridgo
with Capt. bimenson s battery to support,
Tho Forty-Second Indiana held t he right
at the creek, tho Third Ohio, Col. Beatty,
was on its left, and the l ifteenth len
tucky, Col. Bope, was in the rear of these
two, forming the second line. Simen-
son's battery was supported on the left
by the Tenth Ohio, Lt. Uol. Uurke, the
Lighty-Fighth Ohio, Col. Humphrey,
being in the rear and on the second line,
Col. Harris formed on the lelt of lad,
Lvile's brigade, the Thirty-third Ohio,
Lt. Col. iMoore, being on the immediate
left of the Tenth Ohio, on the left of the
Thirty-third was the Tenth Wisconsin,
Col. Chafers, and then Capt. Harris's bat
tery, (this battery belonged to Col. Web
stern lirigado ot .Jackson s division,;
on its lelt Gen. Rousseau stationed tho
Second Ohio, Lt. Col. Kcll, and the
Ninety-ninth Ohio, (M. Fritzelle. This
left only the Thirty-eighth Indiana, Col.
Scribner, m reserve.
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Col. Starkweather's brigade was not
tup, and t apt. jicl 'oweii, oi uenerai
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On iipproai hi ng tin; ci uss roads, I it ii.
Rousseau halted and made a m-oimois-
IJousseau's stall', was sent to hurry him
mi to tiosition on Col. Harris's left. But
in the meantime Gen. McCook ordered
Gen. Ten ill's brigade of Jackson's di
vision into position on Col. Harris's left,
and the In igade advanced down the road
to Benton, going beyond the angle. This
wns far in tho advance of (Jen. Rous
seau's line, and in ordering the move
mi nt it is hardly to be supposed that
Gen. McCook fully understood the situa
tion. The enemy was now approaching
in snlcndid and extended line ol battle,
and Gen. Ten ill advancing to meet them
had hardly formed in lino before ho was
struck by tho column of the enemy, and
aliimst loinnlctcly overwhelmed in an
inli,t. The rebel sharpshooters an
skirmishers shot down the horses of Capt
Parsons' battery. The rebel line became
.ii ajcil immediately afterward, and af-
i..r nianilin ' a fi-w routi'N, the brigado
broke and retn ated i: cnnl'ision.
IT. 111. ILL'S IThl.MT; M'.l'T.UT
Rut thi.'uh of rl it d-a-iti-:.. tie fight
(,f Ti i-nil's bti. vi. wa a La i iily one
and the rebel dead left on tba field attest
how well it fought. Gen. Jackson him
self accompanied tho brigadu and urged
the men forward. While engaged, in
cheering on the One Hundred and Twen
ty-First, Illinois to s position on the
tight, Gen. Jackson was struck br a
piece of an exploded shell and almost
instantly killed. He fell from his horse.
The line immediately broke and fled to
the left and rear, leaving tho body on flic
field, and Capt. Parsons's battery in the
hands of the enemy. Gen. Jackson's
body was afterwards recovered, but it
had been stripped and rilled by the ene-
mr. .Shortly after. Gen. Terril!. while
Attempting to rally his broken column,
was struck in the left shoulder by a
shell, and has since died of his wound.
Many of the men of Ten-ill's brigade1
were left on the field, and the column
suffered severely in wounded.
rARKWEATIIEB INTO LINE.
The brigade of Terrill, broken snd
scattered, fleeing- to the rear. Gen. Rous
seau hastily got Starkweather into posi
tion on the line originally chosen by him.
At the same time, while his orders were
being obeyed by Starkweather, Gen,
Rousseau endeavored, but in vain, to ral
ly tho retreating column of Terrill. Ho
drew his sword and attempted to drive
them hack, but Ins effort. were fruitless.
His 'sword was broken in the attempt
to drive back the panirstricken and raw
troops. ' They lied in confusion many
miles to the rear, and by night are said
to have been in Springfield.
(len.1 Itousseau returned to the brigade
of Col. Starkweather and pushed it for
ward to tho west of the hill under which
it bad been stationed. Capt. Stone's First
Kentucky and Capt. Bushes Fourth Indi
ana battery were placed on the summit
overlooking tho valley in the front. The
i irst isconsin, Lieut. Col. Bingham, on
the left, and the Seventy-ninth Pennsyl
vania, Cot. Hambright, on tho right, sup
ported tho batteries, while the Twenty-
first v isconsin, Col. Sweet, and the
Twenty-fourth Illinois, Capt. Mauf com
manding, were on the extreme right of the
brigade. This line was finely formed.
Capt. Stone's battery was soon in play
and did splendid execution. The First
Y isconsin was a noble support, and the
Seventy-ninth Pennsylvania left nearly
a hundred noble fellows on the field
while supporting Capt. Bush's battery.
THE ENGAGEMENT BEC03IF.3 GtNLRAL.
By this time the whole lines had be
come engaged, and the retels found
themselves confronted by a solid lin,
single it is true, except upon"tho extreme
right. Tho men were enthusiastic and
determined. Gen. Rousseau had ridden
along the line, loudly proclaiming that
we were not whipped, though Terr-ill's
brigade had fled, and declaring that "we
will whip them yet." He rode along the
whole line, now exposed to a withering
fire, with his hat upon his sword, broken
in the vain endeavor to rally the new re
emit'- of Jackson. Along the whole
lines of Starkweather and Harris the
men with enthusiastic shouts hailed their
General. The men of the Fust Wiscon
sin cried, "He's the General for us put
us all in front," and from the Germans of
the Seventy-ninth Pennsylvanian and
the Twenty-fourth Illinois went upen-
thusiastic cheers for "itousseau." Amidst
a hail-storm of shell, bullets, and solid
shot, their General remained among tho
men, ever present on the lino alas, the
only line, there being, untorttiiiately, no
supports. But that front line never wa
vered on the left, the presence of their
gallant General being inspiration to them
and that inspiration an enduring spirit
of determination and bravery never ex
celled or defeated. .Passing lo the cen
tre, the hero of the day v as n et ived by
tho Second Ohio and TLii ty-eighth
Indiana with cheers that renewed
courage with the extremes and put
to shame tho Hoeing, panio-stricke
troons of Jackson : for in tho rear alon
tho lines the commanding onicer grasped
their bravo General's hand, and the men
rising from their reclining position
swore to die with him. trauant Major
McCook, of tho Second Ohio, grasped
Rousseau's hand and said: "General
Rousseau, wo have lost one-fourth of our
regiment, but we will all die lr such
General as you." And the General, un
mindful, perhaps criminally unmindful
of his safety, stood near the front on the
west siil? of the bill and swore that he
would ever be present with him. Capt.
Harris s battery (belonging to Jackson s
division, welcomed the gallant General'
II J l a
on wiiiim nicy now ten an .ui iienuou,
and, with renewed energy, slit thcirtdielt
and shrapnel and grapo into the iui ks of
tho advancing solid columns of the ene
my. Along tho line of the Thirty-eighth
Indiana now baptized in blood and
christened "Glorious and brave Thirty
eighth" men shed their teats and bloiC
with the same freedom, and, with parck-
ed lip and tongue, thai had not tast4
water during alt that terrible day, broke
into lou 1 and enthusiastic choir- fur him
who led. Their gallant Coloiid (Scrib
ner), whom Rousseau proudly caliV'Gal
lant Little Scrib," seated o-i his horse,
kept business in beautiful order, and
managed it ur inagiiiiii'en'ly. I:i the
front he kept them, a':d l,e;..v. !y tLey
sloixl by the I idler, t!.! b.-.t'hi has s.
eiidi-ai'ed ti) the;u,
ger t: the fr-j-.t .ine
I r l.e b!.j.rcd l!.o is
TIIK JlKin.I, I.INF, OF BATTLE.
The enemy's line vras a magnificent
one, extensive snd deep, there beinir not
less than threo columns advancing, and
heavy reserve visible far in the rear.
As the whole line camo simultancously
into view it was a most magnificent sight.
The troops moved in. magnificent style,
snd when the order came the fikirmishcrsi
deployed as if on dress parade. TIict
rushed forward from the line spreading
as beautifully ns a fan in the hands of a
practised coquette. As from the nest
covey of quails flics spreading over tho
Held, so did tho beautilnl y drilled troora
of the rebels rfcnlnr frrTm il.n linn
skirmishers. With desperate fury the
front fell upon Terril and drove hitu front
the field, and (hen the whole column fell
upon Rousseau, admirably disposed, but
without supports. J o-day it was known
that the enemy was throe divisions strong,
composed of the divisions . of Prank
Cheathniii, Btiekner. and Humphrey Mar
shall. Cheatham was on their riii'ht and
fought Starkweather: Btiekner was in
the center and fought In. Ilarris ; Mar
shall was on tho left and fought Lvtle.
The first line of the rebels is known lo
have been composed of the brigades of '
Gen. Georgo Maney; their right, Doriel
son (cousin to tho candidatn for "V iew
President with Fillmore), Stewart, Jones
and Johnston's. The second and third
ines arc not known at this time, but
they were brigades of tho threo diviuiou
named. Bragg was on th field, and
directed tho battle. It will , bo con
soling for Bragg to know : that Rous
seaucitizen and not West Pointer
gave him hi sufficiency of gripe.
THE r.ONl LICT ON THE LEFT.
Starkweather's brigade held our left.
I have before described its disposition.
Stone's First Kentucky battery and
Bush's Fourth Indiana battery fought
with this brigade.. Stone's was, with
great labor on his part, brought to the
crest of the hill in timo to give the rebels
canis'er as they emerged from the woods
in pursuit of Ten-ill's Hying brigade, and
came into the open cornfield below. The
Seventy-ninth l'cnnsy vania and tho First
Wisconsin opened a terrible fire upon
them. Stone's men shouted and laughed
like devils at every shot. Tho gunners
caught the pieces ere their recoil had
been completed and pushed them into
position again. Tho rapid, firing of
musketry and artillery here was never
belore excelled, and a perfect hailstorm
of shell and solid shot fell anions; them.
It was a glorious sight, worth the danger
and exposure to witness. At the lelt of
Stone's battery stood Rousseau, his pres
ence lending courage to tho faintest, as
his tall, largo figure was exposed to tho
fire of the enemy's sharp-shooters. By
him his staff Jones, WilHard, McDowell,
and the rest, gallant and brave boys that
they are. The tall, slim figure of Stark
weather was visible in every part of tho
field. On the left, seconding tho effort
of Rousseau and holding his men gal
lantly to their work, Stone, with his
battery, watched with calm anxiety the
effort of his shots, aud kept his men at
their glorious work. His battery was
worked with lino effect, as was that of
Captain Birdi, and with their supports of
infantry II. ey retained their position un
til the very last, i Bloody was their light,
aud hundreds were left on the field in
their front. In Captain Stone's front I
this morning saw four dead rebels who
had been killed by u single shot Tho
top of the head of tho first was taken off,
tho entire head of the second was gone,
the breast of the third was torn open,
and the ball passed through the abdo
men of the fourth. All had fallen in
heap, killed instantly.
There was no maniruvriiig of troops in
Starkweather's brigade. The left of the
line was. never broken. This luigado
was the only one ixistcd on the Jine. of
battle originally chosen by (len. Rous
seau. Harris and Lytic had to be ad
vanced from Rousseau's chosen lino U
sustain Ten-ill's brigade, and (hey had
eventually to fall back to tho lino whii;h
Ronsseati had determined upon. But
Stark weather's brigade never moved. Tho
rebels advanced upon . him three times,
and three times were they repulsed.
Along the whole line of his brigade he
kept up a terrible lire, withering and de
structive. In the woods aud cornfield
in his front (lie rebels lie thick, and the
gravis tell that olliceis have fallen
in plenty. The rebels buried most of
their olliccrs, but many of their men lie
on tho field to-day, and we are in pos
session of it, I cannot express in general
terms the gallantry of the men and offi
cers on our left. To say that Stark
weather and Hambright ami Bingham
and Mauf were bravely at their post in
the heat of the fight is only to say what
all who kuow them will guess. To say
that Stone aud Bush were at their guns
is only say that they did their duty.
General terms cannot express it, and I
leave it to the imagination of the reader.
They all deserve tho admiration and
thatik of their country.
THE IIATTLK IM THE lENTllE.
The brigade of Gen. Hani-; vas in tho
center and met the shock simultaneously
with the left and light. The whole brig
ado was ia th open fields v ith the rtb U
in tl..- wiods before them. Long ami
gallaMly d.dt'.' y sus a n their exposedl
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