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Kattie of Mis;
I noticed the account of the battle
above the clouds at Lookout Mountain
by a member of the Eighteenth Ala
bama and his close call, and it inspires
me to write something as I was there,
a private in Company G, 37th Alabama
Our regiment occupied some tem
porary breastworks just below thc
pinnacle of Lookout, on thc morning
of the 2?d of November, 1S?J3. The
engagement commenced at daylight.
It was cloudy and rainy all during the
forenoon, the clouds and fog handing
so thick at times wc could -sec only a
few yards before us, hence, we could
not get at the situation of tho enemy,
but skirmishing was going on in front
all the time. After a time the clouds
lifted, the enemy sighted our situa
tion und brought their cannon to bear
upon us. They shelled us with such
force that our o?iccrs thought it best
to fall back from the breastworks to
safer ground, hence thc rifle pits wore
lost to us. There was nothing more
than heavy skirmishing done during
the day; night came on, thc skirmish
ers came in and a strong picket was
I was one of the pickets and was
stationed about eighty yards in front
of our regiment on thc linc of battle.
A young man by the name of Alonzo
Allen, of my company (a new recruit),
was put on with me. Our post hap
pened to be near a large shell of a
nt ump with an open side that favored
. s. I bade him sit close at my feet
which he did (it was his first time
out.) Tqe weather was eold.
The officer had given me particular
instructions to be very watchful.
"The safety of the army depends upon
you," he said, "and do just as I tell
you; watch close ahead of you, and if
you sec men approaching, fire on them
and run in; don't hail them;
don't provoko a night fight by
shooting at objects of imagination.
If you see anything and it is not com
ing in, don't fire, but keep quiet and
watchful: I will relieve you at the
proper time. Now, listen, 'Jackson'
is the countersign; don't forget; now
don't go to sleep for that means
''The oflicer went his way. 1 was
the last picket put ou. Just about
fifteen miuutes after he left, I saw
objects just about thirty yards away
in front of me. 1 whispered to my
companion and told him I was going
to lire on them. I could see and
heard plainly it was the enemy put
ting out pickets. They passed on;
dark clouds were flitting between us
and the moon; at times I could sec a
man plainly outlined and then again I
could not. I raised my gun to shoot
and bore hard on thc trigger but some
thing seemed to say, "Hou't shoot,
his blood will be on your hands before
God; don't shoot."
I took down my gun and whispered
to my companion: "My heart has
failed me, I can't shoot that mau. 1
will watch him." And I did watch
him, until the moon was covered with
darkness and I heard in my rear creep
ing footsteps very close by. I 6aid in
a low tone, "Who comes there?"
"A friend with the* countersign,"
he auswered over the point of my
"Jackson," he said. "I came to take
We stealthily crept out of dauber,
then made our way to Mission Ridge.
Just after crossing the bridge over
that winding stream of death (Chicka
inauga) going through an old field I
stumbled over the biggest bass drum
I ever saw. It was fully four feet
hi?h and twenty iuches wide. Feel
ing about it I found the shoulder
siraps a:.d strung it on, then went on
to the foot of Mission Ridge, where I
came up with hundreds of men rolled
up in blankets asleep.
L did not know what regiment they
were as all were asleep, so I stopped
near, corded up the drum. (It was
about un hour before day), and thought
I would try it. I tapped it pretty
hard with my fist, and every mau was
on his feet in a moment. There oamo
near being a stampede, but my col
onel, Alk A. Greene, who was near
est, recognized my voice. He quickly
quieted the men and taking the drum
felt about over it and pronounced it a
good drum; adding that wc needed a
drum and for me to just lay my gun
down and hold on to that drum.
"When daylight came that drum was
a sight for all to look at. Nobody
had ever seen or heard of suoh a
drum. It was a wonder to everybody
and all were wondering vsha ii belong
ed to and whenoe it oame. But oh my,
when I got that drum strung up on
sn} '"ick and started on the march
every nody whooped; they hallowed,
""YPheie you gwine with tho commis
j Bary?" "Going to wash for the bri
gade," "Come out from behind that
drum-I seo yo-ir legs wiggling" were
some of thc comments that greeted
Well we went upon Mission Ridge
and formed line of battle along the
top of this ridge. The Thirty-seventh
Alabama was held as reserve.
Fighting soon commenced on thc
extreme right. Wc passed the whole
army, or very near it, going to the
right, the soldiers keeping up their
1 fire of comment. At one low place on
thc ridge, the Yankees caught sight o
j mc and they sent shells screaming
; over us. After getting to thc right
! we were ordered back to the left-back
; and forth wc marched-the boys
i whooping and yelling.
The colonel told me not to mind thc
boys, but to hold on to that druin and
ordered mc to lay my tun down, but I
? didn't do it, for I thought 1 would
i need it before night.
I have thought about.it since and
I have come to the conclusion that
General Bragg had us march backward
and forward from right to left for a
purpose. The men would whoop at
the sight of the drum and thc Yan
kees, hearing them, believed that we
were getting reinforcements. That
was strategem! We finally settled
down ou the right center in line of
battle and in 15 minutes there carnea
mau with orders from General Bragg
to get that drum. It belonged to
General Bragg's band wagon and was
lost on tho retreat in the valley. I
was glad to get rid of it and thc mes
senger sneaked off down the ridge to
get out of sight of the men. Our
men on the right were fighting des
perately. They repulsed and drove
the Yankees back with considerable
slaughter, capturing several battle
flags. All was safe on thc right, but
very soon fighting commenced on our
left and in a fow minutes after a cou
rier came along the line and said the
Yankees.had broken through Bates'
division and were flanking us on our
left. Colonel Green commanded us
to form a line of battle to stop the
Yankees' approach. Wc fried to form
that line, but did not get much of a
lin J, as thc enemy was upou us. We
charged them with a will and yelling
at every jump. The enemy halted
and lay down close to the ground, and
we ran right into them. They met us
with a deadly lire.
I received a flesh wound just below
the right nipple and another across
my baok, just breaking the skin, an
other just under my left elbow; my
gun was shot out of my hand. Two
of our men fell z~r^v me at the same
instant, one shot in the forehead and
the other in the back of tho head.
The enemy had begun to fall back
over tho ridge. I found that I was
not hurt very bad, and I crawled baok
until I got out of sight. I went to
Ghickamaugn, or near thero, where I
found a small remnant of my regi
Out of eight hard fought battled
that was my only close call.
Attack on Fort Saunders at Knoxville.
I notice that D. I. Walden writes
in the Journal that on thc night be
fore the battle of Knoxville the Tenth
Georgia regiment was selected to make
the preliminary advance.
But tho Tenth Georgia was not tho
only regiment in that advance. I do
not remember and cannot say how
much of the Twcuticth Georgia regi
ment was employed in driving in the
enemy's pickets that night, but I
know that company II, of the Twen
tieth, was engaged, as I was with them
at the time. Furthermore I remem
ber that wc wero assigned to thc most
interesting point of the whole proceed
ings-exactb* in front of the key of
the enemy's position, and from this
fact our experience that night differed
somewhat from th ut given by Mr.
Fort Saunders was the key to thc
enemy's position, and that is where
Longstreet made thc attack. If he
had succeeded in carrying Fort Saun
ders the balance of the enemy's works
would have been at his mercy.
It was a large and strongly built
fort, situated on the top of a great
bald hill. As the enemy's pickets rc
; tired wo slowly advanced in the dark
ness, iu skirmish line, until wc came
within a few yards of the great walls
of the fort, perhaps about seventy-five
yards. There wt busied oursolvcs the
balance of the night digging rifle pits
in front of the fort. So, while Mr.
Walden and the Tenth Georgia were
shivering in the cold we wero keeping
ourselves warm at work with pu?r. and
spade. We barely had time to finish
our rifle pits before daylight. But we
finished them in time, and were safe
in them when open daylight exposed
cur exact position to tho enemy. Oar
business was to sharp shoot into tho
port holes of the fort as soon as it be
came light enough to see them, so as
to prevent the artillerymen from firing
on our linc of battle as it advanced to
the attack. Wc performed this duty
successfully, for they did not fire on
our advancing lino of battle until after
it had passed over us. Then ot course
we had to cease sharp shooting when
our own men were between us and the
They had their great guns ready
loaded with grape and canister, and
when our line of battle esme within
about seventy-five yards of the fort
they let every cannon go at once. At
the same time their infantry placed
their rifles on top of the works, firing
on our men without exposing any part
of their own bodies except their fin?
gera, for they had previously taken
thc precaution to so level or slant the
top of the wall of tho fort that when
their rifles were laid on it they would
point exactly to our advancing column.
They probably did more damage in
this way than if the enemy had stood
up in thc ordinary way and nervously
fired at us. Hut if they had known
it, our men had unloaded guns. They
meant to take thc fort, if they took it
at all, with cold steel.
Notwithstanding thc murderous fire
so suddenly let loose on them, our men
continued to advance until they came
lo the walls of the fort. Not quite to j
the walls, cither, for they found a
deep and wide canal all along in front
of thc fort that could not be crossed.
They lingered at tho edge of the canal
helplessly a few moments and retired
in haste out of the trap of death, leav
ing many of their brave comrades lying
dead and wounded between our line of
ri fl rs pits and the fort, without having
fired a gun. Nor had they anything
to shoot at if their guns had been
loaded, except thc bare walls of the
General Burnside at once offered a
truce which was accepted, and tho
enemy carno out of the fort in great
numbers, and assisted with great kind
ness in caring for our wounded.
They did not claim the wounded as
their prisoners. Neither side could
claim the battle ground, for wo still
held our rifle pits, and they the fort,
and the wounded on the battle ground
were between us. If they had at
tempted to rush over us, two of our
batteries, one to the right and the
other on tho left, would have severely
When the truco was proclaimed and
they showed their numbers,, wo found
they had two defending the fort to our
one attacking it. Thc battle was
fought about sunrise, maybe a little
before; it ouiy lasted two or three
minutes, and there was no more firing
all that day. We could have easily
taken any other part of their works,
but we could not have held them
while they held fort Saunders.
Longstreet had Burnside ana his
army shut up in Knoxville; also old
parson Brownlow. Tho Confederates
particularly wanted to get Brownlow.
Tho plan was to starve them into sub
mission, and we would doubtless have
succeeded if thc genius of General
j Grant had not broken up our arrange
ments. When begot things ready, he
not only broke our connection or com
munication with General Bragg's army
to pieces and started a force to the re
lief of Burnside at Knoxville. This
force was coming up behind us, on the
Ramo route we went to Knoxville. If
Burnside would surrender before this
new force would arrive, then we could
bold our ground against it; but if we
would romain there waiting on Burn
side to surrender until this relief force
would arrive, then we would be be
tween the two armies and would have
to surrender ourselves. This relief
force would arrive before Burnside
would have time to starve; and Long
street was probably ashamed to hasten
away without doing something. He
probably thought that Burnside's men,
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Every one that participated in or
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Rae in Atlanta Journal.
Heart Displaced by a Minie Ball.
Editor Atlanta Journal: In a recent
issue of your excellent paper it was
chronicled that George W. Hurt, of
Lexington, a veteran of the civil war
upon being examined for a pension,
was discovered to have his heart on
the right instead of the left side of
his body. Also that tho heart of Tax
Collector A. F. Stewart, of Atlanta, is
on tho right side of his body.
Thc hearts of both these gentlemen,
it is supposed, were placed on the
right side of their bodies by some
freak of nature; but Hvhig in Elber
ton, Ga., is an old veteran, E. B.
Tate, commander of Camp No. 1085
U. C. V., whose heart is located on
the right side of his body, not by rea
son of one of nature's freaks, but
through thc careless use of fire arms
by one of Ohio's natural born office
seekers, who got very close to Mr.
Tate's heart during that bloody battle
on Saturday evening, September 19,
1863, at Chiekamauga, Ga., some three
or four hundred yards esst of what is
known as the "Vineyard house" on
the battle field of Chiekamauga, Ga.
Mr. Tate was pierced through the
left ohest with a minie ball, the ball
going through an army blanket which
was carried rolled up and hanging over
his left shoulder and entering his left
nipple, ranging slightly downward and
coming out near tho spinal column on
the left side of same, then going
through the rolled blanket again, mak
ing in all, sixteen holes in the blanket.
Mr. Tate was a member of Company
C, 15th Georgia regiment, Longstreet's
corpB. Mr. Tate is now the senior
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"Why, yesterday you said that
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