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.Ktittle ol' Sa
liefere 1 proceed to ruy subject I
wish to thank you aud the other pa
pers and the people of Georgia for
tor their generous efforts to rebuild
thc Soldier's horne, and to express thc ?
hope that your lot aud theirs in time j
and eternity will be as fortunato as
that of the old soldiers who have
received this generous help.
Shalom Church is, or was, a Hard
shell Baptist meeting house situated ,
-n the road between I'redericksburg '.
and Chancellorsville. As wcii as i
can recall it stood about half way be
tween these two places. A road
croase."; the main road ;it thc church
and on thc north side of it. The .
burch was situated in the southeast
..!?;??? M1 thc intersection and wa.- a
-mall building, but big and old
nough l i ave a name, and in thc
beautiful monti? of May, I SOM, it was
immortalized by the "Gray .Jackets,*'
ir Confederate soldiers.
When -Joe Hooker crossed thc llap
pahannock river Leo's army was post
ed ulong thc south side of thc river as
follows: Anderson's division above
I'redericksburg; McLaw's division at .
thc town, ami Jackson's corps below
thc town. Thc Confederate cavalry
patrolled and picketed th?' various fords .
Hooker, ut the bead ol' thc main
army, crossed at thc fords above
i'redericksburg and left Sedgewiek
with about '2G,000 men posted on the .
Stafford Heights on the north ol the
river and opposite the town. If my
memory serves me correctly. Harks
? iale'.- brigade of Mississippians, ol'
McLaw's division, were on picket duty j
in tho town at thc time, ju.it as they
were when Uurnside made his move,
December ll, ISb'L'.
Anderson's division was thc first '
Confederate infantry which llouker.
encountered after crossing thc river, ;
which, being very largely outnumber- i
od, fell back before thc Federal lori e. .
McLaw's division, leaving BnrksdaVs '
brigade in thc town, hurried, to join
General McLaws took with bim the
brigades of Semines and Welford, bot li
( 'eorgia brigades, aud Kershaw".s South
Carolinians, lt started early in thc
morning and was followed by Jack
son's corps, except thc division of
?.arly, which wns? left behind io join
with Barksdale in defending our posi
tion at I'redericksburg and its imm?
When the three brigades under Mc
Laws got to Anderson's position a
forward movement was made, which
brought Hooker to a stop and finally
compelled him or frightened him with
visions of Jackson to such an extont
that he fell baok or retreated to
Chancellorsville Inn aud prepared
to run, if thc opportunity presented
Chancellorsville was simply an inn
or lodging house on the west side of
tho road. It was a frame building
around which there was a clearing, I
think, of about thirty or forty acres.
Ali around this clearing for some dis
tance was a dense wood or rather
thicket, very appropriately named the
As Hooker fell back to tbi.-> place
wo followed him until wc got within j
about one mile of tho inn, when wc :
halted. My regiment, tlie Second \
South Carolina, was east of the road, '
with us right, my company, resting
near the road. Near here road :
branched oft" from the maia read and
looked like it lcd to the country south- 1
cast of tho Wilderness. This was thc ,
road Jackson took when he caught up
Soon after arriving herc one of our .
batteries went into action in and
across th'j main road and opened lin-.
They directed their dre on thc Van ks
by thc road. Think it was done to
develop the Yankee position. If this
was the intention it suctieeded., fo?* the ;
Yanks promptly returned the Ore and (
that with deadly aim and precision. J
tn a few minute? a timber chest in I
our battery was blown up and in a f< w
moment moro thc position was seen to
be untenable and our battery with
drew. T'ne artillery in tb.- Y?nkc?
anny was the gamest and best branch
of the service. Their infantry could
outrun wild turkeys, but the artillery
pretty generally stood their ground,
and often in the condition of the boy
?who stood on the burning deck. They
knew how to handle and shoot cannon,
and no mistake.
However, I am not writing about the
battle of Chancellorsville, but wanted
to show where T was at and how I got
In the grand charge inaue on Mr.
Hooker's army by tho Confederates,
our brigade went over the Yankee
b astworks in'tha clearin^ttbout tuc
ino and just where they touched the
maia roau. AS KOOU as wc got. jn v^e
road, we were halted and moved down
the road towards I'redericksburg as
.' -.v.. . I ;:~ '..V *?<
I fast a* wc could go.
We came upon Wilcox's brigade io
line of battle ut Salem Church, ind i
eur brigade formed on the right of i
! Wilcox, and east of the church. We 1
get posted partly in a swamp and part
ly in an old field and along the cross- i
road before mentioned. On the op- 1
posi tc 'jidc of thc road from us was a 1
When Sedgwick succeeded in getting
possession of May rc'.- heights thc
road to Chancellorsville was open to 1
him, with the exception of such oppo
sition as Wilcox's and the remnant of
Barksdaio's brigades could oller him. 1
Ile promptly took advantage of his
opportunity und moved towards
Chancellor-* Ile Wilcox, with his :
"people, uti he culled them, made 1
stands at deferent place?', and held
them until Hanked out; lie did this so ?
a.- to give Lee time to help him. as he
was being driven upon the rear of Lee's
Thc Yankee.- had been flunking und
forcing him back ali day long und 1
when ho uiade his .-tami at Salem
Church, he va- attacked by Sedgwick 1
with the sume tactic- and the same
confidence as before, hut Mc Laws had
gotten his brigade into position in thc
nick of time. In this attack Sedg
wick mad?- his heaviest and moat dc -
tcnuitied move in front of Semines
and Welford on thc left ol' thc line: as
by this he hoped to "Oh.ucct with
Hooker, near thc river.
Thc Yankee's were astonished at
li n di ag troops on tho right and left of '
Wilcox they hud not expected to
have any fighting to do ut these points.
Tiny wore also surprised in front of
Wilcox, for they did not expect him
1 lo flank-they thought ho would be
gone as before. The Federals came
pouring through the woods right un to
our lines, and when they were tired
intu were ciose up, so that when our
lin.' fired on them they fell thick und
fast. Numbers of them fell right in
thc road, and only a few feet from the
lines. Their loss was heavy in killed,
wounded and prisoners.
I saw lots ol'prisoners who could not
speak a word of English, and who hud
been in the United State- only thirty
They baa joined the Yankee army,
for t/nc bounty, which at this time was
about $750. Wc called these fellows
prisoncrs(?) of war-that is, soldicrs(V)
captured in war. I have said to my
self many times since this: "Oh. sol
dier! how many sins have been com
mitted :u your natue?" j
The resistunce which they met in
this attack was eu unexpected
and so sudden that they never ral
lied, and it put Sedgwick on the de
We unidle uo general advance after
this repulse, but simply maintained
our position. This was necessary, as, 1
before we could advance, it was ne
ee-sary to establish connection with
Early on our right.
While we were wailing for this to
bc done, we were shelled by thc Fed
eral artillery .....id as they could not see
ourline because of the wood in our
front, thc accuracy of their lire was a
-tudy - they burst shell and .shrapnel
right over and at us.
If I remember correctly, the woods
caught tire in front of Wilcox's bri
gade and some of the Yankee wound
ed wore burned. Finally, wo got in
touch with Early on our right, and
Kershaw'.'; brigade, with the co-opera
tion of troops right aif?* left, charged
They shelled us heavily as wc ?l?l
vanccd through the timber, and while
wc paid no attention to the bursting
shells, we did tn thc falling limbs and
tops of trees, und these were about as
bad as the -hells.
[lut ihe brigade pushed ahead in
spite ?is sin ils and falling iiinb> r, and
the opposition of thc infantry j and
we forced ?hem out. into the
ope? country which lay ulong tho liv
When we had dont- thi- and bad
also gotten (.ut ni the limber, thc
I Yanks lit, out--infantry'', artillery and
m. ... ' .'. ; ,;i .
lt was in. thc afternoon. "\. o pur
I sued thom towards Frodoricksburg
j and also towards the river, but we
I failed to catch or disable all of them:
sonic got away. When night overlook
us in tho fight and pursuit was impos
sible, we halted at a farm house. *The
moon soon rose, about thc time night
should ba?-- set in, so that it was a
? ? ? ' * ?? ?
Whilo we were herc a lot of mount
ed musicians rode into my regiment's
linc. They were Federals, and had
been ?ut during the charge, and in
trying to get with their own men after
night fell into our bands.
We Captured a number of xonkco
soldiers in thc eamc way while at this
place. All of them carno into our
" . . v-, ?"
? ; K ' i '
line from the direction of our right 1
We must have opened a gap between
our brigade and Karly, and thus these
people escaped being driven with thc
The battle in and about Fredericks
burg and Salem Church was important
and is separate from the main fight at
Chancellorsville, for this latter was
over before that at Salem Church had
begun. Hut from the way the battle
?it Salem <'burch was brought about
we might consider thc fight there, at
I'redericksburg and between thc two
[daces, as a scholium to thc c ain pro
position Chancellorsville, or ?he Wil
The light was lively, interesting and
funny. The losses of thc Yanks uu
Icr Sedgwick were greater io propor
tion to the number of their opponents
thun was the case around Chancellors
I never thought that our division
und Karly's whipped Sedgwick, but
when vc charged him his men thought
Lee. Jucksou and the devil were after
them, and they lied from them, and
not from u&. for I am satisfied if this
had not been the case they would have
*tor,d by their guns until we got near
uuough to put salt on their tails,
when we would have bagged them
al!. As it was. the river was their
Their surprise when they charged
what they thought was only Wilcox,
and thc way they were handled and
driven back was funny: and the way
they hit the grit when we finally
charged thom was funny; and the mu
sic the boys made with thc instruments
we got from the band was funny: and
thc astonishment of the Yankee band
when they fell in with uswaslikcwi.se
Sedgcwick's crowd was defeated
by General Astonishment, in fact, 1
never think of the battle of Salem
Church without smiling.
1 enjoyed Comrade Melinde's ac
count of it, and merely add to his be
cause I think that something from
every brigade ought to be written so
that the readers of Thc .tournai can
have a history of the battle.
Some accounts from the following
commands ought to be given, the bri
gades of Itark^dale, Wilcox. Cobb or
Wofford, and the brigades of Karly's
division. Especially should some
survivor of Wilcox's Alabamians and
Harksdale's Mississippians write of
it, for around ?l?ese two center the
most important and interesting his
tories of the events which led io the
Dou't grumble because the Yankee
says he whipped us. but tell the pub
lic how wc licked them.
One individual cannot tell all that
uta unguut; um, uevjauae uucu regi
ment was a distinct organization,
and ralli?e and advanced over dif
ferent ground and followed different
To be exact, then, each regimer/t
ought to have a historian, and such
historian should send his communica
tions to Thu Journal. In this way we
will have compiled a history of illS
pages in a year.
I have a little grandson who says
that wb ..v General Jackson got after
the Y aol'eos that they were scared to
death; they ran a3 fast as turkeys,
with their hair standing straight up on
their bead;,, and that ho would like to
have been after them.
He says he is going to keep these
short , call* in The Journal and
write a true history when bc is big
So, comrades, The Journal is not
only publishing history, but is mak
bistoriaus for the future.
W. A. JOHNSON,
Co. 1>, 2nd S. C. V.
Atlanta. Ga., Oct. S, 1901.
In the Wilderness.
At the NYilderness five Yankees
were taken prisoners with empty guns
on the morning of May ti, 1SG1, as
Wofford's Georgia brigade was return
ing from Tennessee.to Virginia.
The brigade was composed of thc
Eighteenth, Twenty-fourth and Six
teenth, Phillips' and Cobb's Logion,
Third < Icorgia battalion sharpshooters,
The brigade came to tho .Wilderness
on the plank road at double-quick
time; where A. I'. Hill had been fight
ing the d.?y before. There was heavy
skirmishing going on. Tho battalion
was in front by thc r.'ght Hank, rear
resting On the plauk road , remainder I
of brigade went by the left flank, rear
brigade rostingon battalion. Colonel
.V L. Hutchins gave the order:
"Front! Load! Forward*!" and as
thc brigade advanced Hill's men?ame
out. Wo advanced a short distance,
occasionally shooting, then we halted.
The enemy was going by thc left flank
and saw the brigade como marching by
the tight flank and that threw tho
battalion in thc rear of brigade. Wo
marched about two miles and came to j
an old railroad. The rails had never
been laid. We went down this road
for somo distance, halted and fronted
to 'he left and were ordered to for
Thc battalion on the extreme left
deployed out from eight to ten feet.
Tho brigade struck thc enemy on tho
flunk and broke their lino. Captain
Strickland wKs in contraband.of thpfbut'
tallou. J said to bim: "1 sec their -
linc of battle; they are lying down."
Captain Strickland gave the command
to charge at thc very top of his voice, j
Thc boys raised tho old rebel yell and ]
went on them like a duck on a June <
bug. S oin," ic* ol them fired, and a I
good many of them ran, throwing down ?
their guns as they w nt; some lay flit ]
OD the ground. ]
I came upon five in front of mes I 1
ordered them to get up, and as they j
were obeying I noticed one with a gun j
in hand. I threw my empty gun on him ?
and told him to throw down that gun. <
It dropped. j ?
One of them said to me: "\\ here is ?
your line of battle?" I told him, 41 You
saw all the line we had;" ?
"Well," he ?aid, "you are the d-st j
meu to fight I ever sa?/." !
By this time I was loading my gun, !
and he inquired if it had been empty j
at the time of attack. I told him that 1
it could make no differeuce to him. to j
The Yankees had another line of
temporary works, and they made an- ?
other stand. The .Johnnies made no | ,
halt at all, and the enemy fied before !
them as they had doue a short time j
before. There was ono who would '
not surrender. His gun was empty, !
and he stood directly iu front of J. ?
W. Kirk, whose gun was likewise !
empty, though Kirk had some advau
tage in loading. Both of them were J
doing their best to load quickly-it I
was a race of life and death. When
Kirk, who was the first to load, fired I
on the Yankee, they were standing
not more than five feet apart. The
ramrod and ball went clear through
his adversary's bod}', making a hole
as big as a man's fist. That ended !
the fighting with the old Georgia bri- ?
gado, in thc Wilderness, on thc Gth !
day of May. Kirk was from Cotnpa- !
ny C. Third (ieorgiu battalion
A. J. McWmr.TKtt,
(Jo. C, L?rd (ia. BatA Sha~ps'uOC?te.i'S. :
Harmony Grove, Cia.
Prickly A?ih Hitters cures disease ;
of the kid .cys. cleanses and strength- ;
ens the liver, stomach and bowels.
Evans Pharmacy. ( ,
Didn't Like the Company.
Oue concrete illustration is often ?
worth more than a hour's logical and ?
reasonable discourse in the abstract.
The Lewiston. Me., Journal, tells how
one man was converted to the temper
Before tho great temperance agita-'j
tion of 1814 practically every retail j
merchant in the county kept liquor j
for sale. In a Kennebcc village an I
old grocer, otherwise a reputable man, j
derived a considerable part of his iu
conie from his sale of rum.
The temperance revival had come to
this village, and a question of action,
friendly or unfriendly, to the liquor
traffic, had arisen io thc town meeting
A division was demanded, and those
in favor of the traffic went to one side
of the town hall and those opposed to
it to the other.
The respectable grocer referred
to watched the proceedings. Finally
be rose and .pined the opponents of
"What are you over here for?"
some oue asked him. "Are you
opposed to sale of intoxicating li
"Theu that's your side over there."
Thc old grocer looked round augri
Iy at the men on the other side, and
replied, "You don't suppose I'm going
over there with that crowd of red no
se.-s do you?"
His view of bis own customers, all
in a buneh, had made u temperance
mau of him.
- What will eventually become of
thc tramp, ii", as reported, his Satani
cal majesty linds work for idle hands
Trade at the
ANYBODY that watches the ci
gold, Waich ibo bet .s ?nd you will fin?
ilous'si&yikij of Goods daily piled at DE
to prove that the people know where to
They buy BA?C5SVSC ??d
dues, and for the same reason they buy
BARLEY, that havn't got a particle of
.They just know ihat DEAN & B
lowest, and lb*1* quality pf their Goods ts
They bel??vo that, no matter how
get, they will hnudle their orders just a
had. That's what makes DEAN & R
in trudge circles, and the hig!l-cock-a-lorc
They've staked their reputation c
declaro they've got the neatest, newest*
ried in stock. Their Lautes' Shoes prol
give you one .of those regular "old shot
' Common; ordinaiy HATS
just opened up.
There's only one place to buy good
R?TLIFFE'S, and thc best. Flour
DEAN'S PATENT, and don't yon for
HE Ali & S
ttfy Thc ot?te where people trade^ nm]
arc now being soM. Hurry up is
She Gol Them There.
"Thc mysterious workings of a wo
uau's mind aro unfathomable," rc
narked the auctioneer. "I don't
:laim auy originality ic tho remark,
but merely put it forward as an ob
servation. I was engaged last week
by a woman to auction off her hopae
liold goods, neighbors turning out in
force, fawning and handling tho goods
in a way that always reminds. roe of
ghouls in a graveyard. There is
something irresistible to the average
woman in being allowed to rum age thv
goods belonging to a neighbor.
"Thc biddiug started off briskly,
but'I soon noticed that a certain man
was getting everything that was put
up. I thought nothing of it at the
time, taking it for granted that he
was some one desirous of furnishing a
house and thought the opportunity'-a
good one to do it cheap. When tbe^j
??le ended bc had bought, everything
in sight, and I congratulated the lady
of the house on having sold all her
goods to one man aud thus simpliGed
closing '.natters up.
,; 'I hired him to do the biddiug.'
she aoswered calmly.
" 'You hired him'.' I gasped.
'Wasn't the biding satisfactory*?'
"'I hadn't the slightest idea of
selling my goods by auction,' she
"I looked at her in blank amaze
ment and then asked her what she in
tended to do.
" 'Well, you see,' she said, 'when I
moved here the neighbors completely
iguorcd me, and not one of them call
ed to sec all the beautiful thing? that
1 had lilied my house with, so I made
up my mind that they would see them
if I bad to drag them here. Then the
idea of holding an auctiou occurred to
me, as 1 knew not oue of them would
miss thc chance to see what I had.'
"Well, I got my fee, and she got
the satisfaction of knowing that at
last thc neighbors had seer, all her
beautiful things."- D?troit Free
- In Norway before a woman can
marri* sne must snow a certificate
that she can cook, darn etc. Thc
first thing a woman in that country
does after Cupid makes a target of her
is to go into tho kitchen and darncry
to qualify herself for matrimony.
Requires a foundation.- T?i?t is just as
true of the building up of the body as-of
tlie building of a house. The founda
tion of a strong body is a strong stoat- .
ach. No man can be stronger than his
stomach. A weak stomach means- a
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ten years' standing;'' writes J. I,. J.unisik-ii.
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.spend i tig hundreds of dollars under. numerous
doctors I was dying by inches. I weighed only
131 pounds. lu'twenty days after I eononv.K-t.-'l
voar treatment I wu? well of. nota irov.nies. ana
in six months I weighed 170 TKIIUUIS. and .was'in
perfect health. I have never felt the slightest
svmptom of-either since. Am sixty-five years
old nnil in perfect health, and weigh "160'poiuids.
No motley could repay you ?bt what yon did for
mc. I would nni return to th'- condition I was
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Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets assist the
action of the M Discovery," when a. laxa
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owd knows where thu most Goods are
1 wliei? the honey grows. Tho tr?mvn
AX A. RATLlPFE'S stoi- doiirs po
gej, tho im sr of ?heir money
'?iE? ineic .becSi?se vveryhody else
thofo pure SEED OATS, RYE aud
.Tolrns>*n Gras* in then). .
;ATL1PFE\S prices arc ns low a? tho
,rc above suspicion.
busy DEAN C*Y RATLlFFE may
s though it wiw tho only one they ever
ATLIFFE the Czar of all the Rus-das
mi of tho bargain ranch. (,
m their*-SHOES th-s season, and
cleanest line of Shoes they eyer ear
ed the feet as well ai the purse, and
>V fits. -
like thirty cents beside their new line
FLOUR, an" that is BE Ais' &
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get it ..
1 wbero ?rain Fertlllzors bf all kinds
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