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Member ol' 4-tli Ga.
BONHAM, TEXAS, (Jct. S, 1 ;>U1.
\Y. W. Hulbert, Atlanta, ??a.
Dear Friend and Comrade: Our mu- j
tuai friend aud comrade, Lieut. J. L. ,
. j ncr. ol' McKinney, Texas, on thc
28th, ult., wrote tu me enclosing a
clipping from thc Atlanta Journal,
from thc pen (d' Col. A. J McBride,
presumably of the Tenth Georgia p^i
unlit, in which he say? that "Kansas j
Toni Johnson,*' of Company h. Tenth ;
Georgia regiu .-nt killed General Sedg
wick, < i?-. In friend Greer*H note, he .
r-ay.- you \\ish to know my address
arni tor tuc lo -end to you a written
reply t" the colonel s article.
Thi- colonel is certainly in error.
Longstreet's corp?, il you remember,
was in the main away to thc left of :
our corps on ibo morning of the Dth |
of May. This i> my recollection ol' i
The facts, as nearly as I now re- !
member them, ar?, as follows: Wu were
Occupying the salient just to the left
of Gen. Ed. Johnson's division, he
occupying what proved to bc the
"Bloody Angle," on the 12th. The
right of our division, our hiigade
being the right of thc division, was
restiug ou the immediate left of John
son's. About JJ o'clock on the morn
ing of thc 'Jtb, perhaps u little earlier,
General Rhodes rode up to General
Doles aud ordered him to send out
some of the best sharpshooters and
try to silence a Parrot battery that
i as demolishing our temporary breast
work?, behind which our regiment
was iyiug; and being tho orderly ser
geant of tho sharpshooters, General
Doles told me to take some half dozt-u
of the best shots aud go forward and
silence the battery. I remember the
most of that detail well. Batkius, of
company A, Johnnie Hill, of company
D, John H. Traylor, of compauy B,
Joe Jemison, of company A, Jim
Lowery, of compauy K, Jim Keino, of
compauy E. and perhaps one other.
Wheu we had gone couiei liing .like a
half mile through thc heavy umber,
we came upon a small tielJ, on the
north eide of which the federal breast
works were located us if as upou the
backbone of a ridge running east aud
west, but apparently bearing souih
ea&t towards where it crossed \*? lit
t e Po river, the name of the river, or
creek, given to mu afterwards. I de
ployed the men along the south of the
fence, placing Johnnie Hill out in the
timber on thu left to guard our flank,
and took Joe Jemison and went north
along the west string of fenou uutil we
got to a large cherry tree standing im
mediately against thu fence, on the
outside, aud about a third of the
length of the fence from thc south
west corner to where the breastworks
of the enemy was located. The tim
ber waa very heavy on tho left of the
held, but just where the timber and
breastworks seemed to join, the bat
tery was localed, and just beyoud the
battery appeared to bc opeu or cleared
While we were shooting at the men
about the battery, what seemed to be
a regiment of cavalry came riding up
fruin the east to where the battery was
located and halted, aud either dis
mounted or moved back under the
crust of the ridge out of rango of our
shots. I soon saw a couple of major
generals come up near tu thu batterv,
bu', could cot tell if th"y were ou foot
or mouuled, not knowing thc topo
graphj of thu gruuud just beyoud the
breastworks. I oould plainly sec the
shoulder straps uf the two g* serais
with the telescope attach, d io the
Whitworth guu 1 was then using.
Jemisuu, aa &uuu as I told him th it
they were generals, asked mc lo let
him have the first shot at them, hu
having a trained Enfield rifle, aud I
told him to Gre at range of 450 yards.
His shot fell ehort, a .d .be ?-eoond
one fell sho.t about fifty yards, ac
cording to be-t ' judgment i then
laid my Whitworth agaiust the cherry
tree aud fired, the bullet knocking the
dirt on top of thu breastworks imme
diately in front of the two geuerals.
Jemison, who was watching the effect
of the shot, said it hit the dirt on top
of the works; I, however, did not get
blinded by the rebound of the gun as
usual, but was able to sec the effect
of the shot, and immediately raised
the sight or telescope one-half degree
and aimed at. the general standing on
the rigb my left, tho right hand of
the general sitting or standing, on the
left, as the case may be, placed his
right hand on the left shoulder of the I
one on the tight, and pointed in our
direction with left-appeared to he
pointing right to the cherry tree just
ns I fired the fatal shot.
When I recovered from the stun of
th? rebound of the gun, Jemison oried
our. 'You got him,' and I saw not a
mau in sight, and but one artillery
horse, and I shot him just behind the
We had to get away immediately as
Vols. Shot C ? tu ier;il
\ we were soon pressed by a force wc
could not bold io check. However, it
stopped before it got to our breast
At the tituc, every paper in Rich
mond published that I was thc man
who killed General Sedgwick, and thc
report was copied by different paper?
throughout tin: South. We gol hold
of The Philadelphia Times a day or j
two after, giving the details of thc
killing, ami none doubted, who knew
of the facts, that it was I who killed
him. Ne ua> not killed with a minie
or Hntield ha!!, ile was killed with a
hall nf ??3 or not greater than a 41
calibre, as then reported, and all who !
ever saw a Whitworth hall, know that j
it was the smallest hall tised in our I
army for any guns.
At the surrender at Appomattox C.
H., on Monday after the surrender, I
went with .John Kidd, of company R,
to General Kilpatrick'? or lieu. Cus
ter's headquarters. Memory is uncer
tain now as to which, after a negro
boy, and whilst conversing with the
general and his staff, Kidd mentioned
that I was the man who killed Gen
eral Sedgwick, when a major spoke up
and said that he was in command of
thc squadron of cavalry that was act
ing as escort for General Sedgwick at
thc time be was killed, remarking that
it was worse than the loss of two army
corps to their tause.
I thcu asked him to please tell me
exactly how tho general was killed;
this after I had 'given him the details
somewhat as detailed above, when he
remarked: "My young friend, it was
the mao who was behind the large
cherry tree beside the fence, the
fence perpendicular to our works and ;
next to the timber." He also said
General Sedgwick bad just ordered
the battery to shift its position, and
that the general on his left (giving mo
his name at the time, but now not re
mem bored by me) put bis right hand ;
on General Sedgwick's shoulder, just
asl had described it, and pointing
with his left at the cherry tree, ?aid:
"General, that man bobind the cherry
tree in shooting at you dangerously
close," when the geueral made reply
that the man could not hit an ele
phant, or r-omo other big object?t
that distance. Of course I can't, re
member exactly at this late date, said
the major, and the words were hardly j
out of hts mouth when ho fell with
the bullet over bis right eye, the bub ?
let being of smaller calibre than com
monly u=ed in the service."
This of course, cleared all doubts
chat I may have had as to the killing
by me. I did not kuow that any
other soldier ever claimed the honor
(if au honer) of killing General Sedg
As before stated, all the p ipe s in
Richmond and all through the South,
gave the credit to me, and this is the
first iustance that I have ever beard
of where it was claimed for some one
else. T say oow. as I said theo, if I
bad to kill a federal general, there
were two that I would not shout
knowingly, unless compelled by cir
cu tu M anees, and they were Generals
Sedgwick and Hancock; for, of all the
fighters that the North had, Sedgwick
and Hancock excited our admiration
more than any corps commanders in
the Federal army-they displayed
more dash than any others in making
charges on our lines. Without any
Fcecuiug boasting, they were the only
two that ever made it interesting'to
u~ in charging our lines, whether in
the open or behind works.
If [ am nat the man who killed
General Sedgwick, I would like to
know, for I have always had a sensa
tion ??f sadness whenever the subject
was mention* d or the rec dlection that
I kill-d bim cune to my mind. As
j? i knew, I have put many a Whit
worth as ??.-ll as Eufield bullet where
it did damage, but that oue bullet I
have always regretted, because of the
fact that I had an admiration for
Geueral Sedgwick as a soldier and
gen leuiau. These qualities I had
reasou to know and appreciate.
Well, what I have said in this letter
to >ou is no braggadocio or vain
spirit, but to give you the facts as 1
now remember them .<fter a lapse of
thirty-seven years. My God aud my
comrades knew that I tried to do my
duty to my native land, and I have no
apologies to make to anyone or at any
timo for what I did as a Confederate
soldier. I prefer the title of Confed
erate soldier more than any honor or
title that could be bestowed by any
power under the bluo canopy of
heaven. May the richest blessings of
Our Heavenly Father rest upon you.
! May you prove as bravea citizen in
the cause of right aB you did as a
Confederate soldier. Your fitend and
CITARLES D. GUAC?:,
4th Ga. Vols.
?xclianginj; Coffee for Tobacco.
Mau? thrilling aud wost interesting
i uc ideo ts ol' tho civil war have been
published.iti thu coluutus of the At
lanta Journal, reminiscences of those
noble Veteran? iu whoso bosoms yet
burn the lire.-? of patriotism as warm
and as glowing a* the camp-fires
around which they bivouacked in the
day.s ut' the civil strife.
As in all things of an earthly na
ture, thc unwritten history of nation?
as well as of individuals is the most
true and interesting.
It is eminently proper that these
reminiscences he kept alive, and nur
tured hy the press for generations, for
it is hereby that deeds of noble daring
and of sublime self-sacriGce on the ?
part of tho rank and file of our noble \
army ar?- kept in memory. The pen j
j of the historian nc-ver touches upon j
I them. j
The following story will show thc
kindly Kcuiimcnt and generous feel- '
i og that existed between the Ameri- J
can element of the Federal army and |
the private soldiers of the Cooled- i
crates. It was just after the bloody
coollict at I'redericksburg, while
Hooker s defeated hosts were camp- j
iug on the north bank of the Kappa- j
bannock, and Lee's victorious army
was testing ou the south bauk just
oppOnitc, some miles below the city, j
Phil liagerty, my comrade, a noble
specimen of tur.uhood, and a brave
soldier, killed a few days afterwards
at the battle of the Wilderness, and
myself were placed on picket duty
right ou thc bank of tho river.
lt was in the fall and the weather
was quite ecol and rainy. Au old to- j
bacco barn stood close by and the
plantation extended for a mile back
from the river. Along the southern
edge of tho plantation "StonewallV j
vetorau armj' was ia camps. There
had been no sound of musket or rifle
for -onie days, aud everything seemed
peaceful aud quiet. Phil and I gath
ered some boards and sticks from the
oki barn and made a good warm fire,
endeavoring to keep dry and warm.
Soon on th? opposite side of the river,
we noticed a tire kindling aud two
soldiers busy making it up aud pre
paring their supper, lt was nearly
midnight and the rain was pouring
down in torrents When there came
a lull io the storm, for the wind was
blowiog a gale, I hollowed across the
river, "Hello I Yauk!" The answer
came: ''Hello, Johnnie!" Phil asked:
"Have you any coffee?" Yank an
swered, ''Yes, a little, not much."'
"Dou't y<'U want sutne tobacco?" I
asked, "yes," said he, "1 shall be
very glad' to grt fome. How can I
get it? '
I ?oked him if I swam across with
some tobacco would he exchange with
me coffee for tobacco and let me oome
back. He said he would if I would
hurry, as the officer of the day would
soon b>- around. Phil rau in the
darkness to a sutler's tent, a quarter
mile distant, ?ecured five or six
pounds of hue tobacco. (He had no
mouey, but I didn't ask him how he
got the tobacco ) We scoured a slab
about fifteen feet long and fastened
the tobacco on two pegs driven at ono
end. I stripped aud ? uh my slab for
a transport and my heel? for a pro
pellt-i, I swam tho river, delivered my
cargo, gut ten pounds of nice grouud
coffee and retuned in the same way.
Here is th? uic-i part of my story.
Wh1..? I re..ched the opposite bank
that Yank h mied nie, almost froten,
out of i hu waler, wrapped me up in
his hilt blue eo.t in.d cape aud laid me
by hi- tir.' until he had nude th? ex
change aud fastened iny coffee ou the
slab, talking like an old chum and
play fellow all the time
Toe war would b?V" olosed then and
there if the contending armies had
hoar i our pop vernation. Wheu le
The Egyptian woman looks greatly
overburdened, and yet the nhysical bur
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the burdens lorne by ninny un American
woman. T?bete is r.o
burden likc'the bur
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or ulceration, tear
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back ant: nervous
ness, bears a hurd tn
which crushes ker
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hud made ready For my departure he j
nc ?i iri thc sack <>f coffee a pocket
knife with lurk, .-poou. corkscrew. ;
hook, toot h pic!: arid gimlet attach- <
uients, helped me into thc cold river, i
pushed inc off, and ba'le mcgoodby.
We tuutuaily agreed that if ever we
met io hattie aud recognized eaoh
other we would shoot come other man,
and not each other.
I aui corry that I did not learn his
name and his command, but if he is
alive and secs this communication, I |
shall be glad to hear from him.
Phil, dear boy, had his part of the
colfee when he fell, and ? hud a goodly
part of mine when I wm hurt at Get
Whether it was my friend'that hurt
inc I don't know
Wheu daylight came after that
stormy uight Phil and I found out
from some cavalry pickets that our j
command had been on tlie mar;h for
some hours. We left nur post no the
river and started double quick in pur
suit of Jackson, and we caught Up
with them just in time to make with
Rhodes' brigade that charge upon the
Hank nf Hooker'-; "galloping half
moon," a* the Federal r-oldiers called
the twelfth army corp-. They were
all G ct wans, raw and fresh
REV. C ?'. WALKER,
Co. ?. 3rd Ala. Ueg't.
A teacher io the Dillas county pub
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Sir-Will you in future give my
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is what he brought hoaiu two or three
nites back: "If fore jrallous of be* a
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many pints and half bottles will nine
gallius of bere fill?"
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laughed and sed he didn't <iare to go
bak in the uiornio" without doin' it.
So I had to go Mild buy a nine gallin
keg of bere, which I could illatford to
do, and then he went aud borrowed a
lot of wi ac aud br J. nd y bottles; we
filled them, and my boy put the num
ber dowu for au answer I dim tkuow
whether it ia rij/ht ??r uot, a-? we ??ptlt
some while doing it
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thing like this:
"If you keep the corners of your
mouth turned up you cau'tfeel blue."
The directions for taking are: "Smile
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their mouths and use sufficient will
power they can actually shed tears.
On the other hand, .if they will per
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mouth turned up, pleasant thoughts
will chase away t.ie gloomy forebod
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