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Mrs. i ?icketf* I >csc
A?- thu ?lays lengthen thc anniver
sary of Gettysburg, July-1, 2 ami
draws near. Soon survivors and mili
tary experts will be lighting the hatti-.'
Today a forest of monuments, the
most beautiful in the world, covers
the miles of battlefield, overlooking a
vast panorama of landscape, where
American history began a ne?- chapter
for free government.
Mrs. La Salle Corbcll Pickett, widow
of General Pickett, thc hero of Pick
ett's charge at Gettysburg, when re
quested to make a brief statement ol
her husband's heroism in connection
with that memorable charge, said:
"I have written a look about Gen
eral Pickett and his men, and 1 do not
think I eau improve upon what I said
in the chapter on the 'Third Hay at
The final charge was described by
Mrs. Pickett thus:
"Dauntlessly Pickett's men pressed
forward, the grandest coluuiu of he
roes that ever made a battletield glo
rious. They reached the post and rail
fence, upou thc other side of which,
and parallel to it, au ordinary dirt
road ran straight through the field
across which they were advancing.
"Thc fence was but a momentary
obstruction. It was but thc work of
a few seconds to climb over it aud in
to tlx road, while a hundred blazing
can ri poured death-dealing missiles
in . fsir devoted ranks.
? .Nu?? and herc was givcu to the j
world the grandest exhibition of disci
pline and endurance, of coolness and !
courage under a withering fire ever j
recorded in military history-a scene
which has made the story of Pickett's
charge the glory of American arms.
There in the road, with the deafening
explosions of unnumbered shells filling
the air, their ranks ploughed through
and through agaiu and again by the
fiery hail which the batteries from the
heights beyond were pouring into
them, amid all this terrific roar and !
the not less disconcerting cries of the
wounded and dying, they heard the
command of their company officers :
'Halt, men ! Form Hue ! Fall in !
Right dress !'
"Now they broke forward into a
doublo-quick, while canister aud
grape whirred and whizzed through
the air. On, on thoy rushed toward
the stone wall where the Federal bat
teries were pouring forth their deadly
missiles. A hundred yards away a
flanking force came down on a run,
halted suddenly and fired into the line
a deadly storm of musketry. Under
this cross-fire they reeled aud stagger
ed between fulling comrades, aud the
right came pressing down upon the
center, making the line at this point
twenty to thirty deep. A few, un
able to resist temptation, without or
der?, faced the enemy on the right,
though thc latter were sixty to one.
"The fighting was terrific. Musk
ets seemed to cross. Men fired to-thc
right and to thc front. The fighting
was hand to hand. The firing was into
thc enemy's faces.
'The Federals in front fell behind
their guns to let them belch their
grape and canister into the oncoming
ranks, piling up the dead and wouud
ed almost in touch of them. When
within a few feet of the stone wall the
aitillery delivered their last fire fr?, a
the guns shotted to thc muzzle.
"Victory was within their grasp.
Alas! where were the promised sup
ports? Worn and exhausted by the
tension of the bloody fighting of the
day before, in which they had suffered
terribly, their leaders dead or wound
ed, they had crumbled away under
ihe deadly hail of the artillery fire.
"Of thc 5,000 who had followed
where the fh?h of Pickett's sword led
the way to glorious victory or not less
glorious defeat, 3,500 had gone down
to the soldier's triumphant death, to
live forever in our hearts and on the
fame-crowned pages of tLcir country's
W.UAT GEN. SICKLE? SAW.
(ii Pickett's famous charge General
Sickles writes for The llepublic :
What is commonly called "Pickett's
charge," July 3, 1863, at Gettysburg,
was really an assault made by General
Longstreet's command, by order of
General Lee. The troops engaged
consisted of Piokett'? Division of
Virginians, of Longstreet's Corps and
Heath's Division of Hill's Corps, un
der thc command of General Petti
grew, Hill having been wounded on
I? support of these two divisions
wer- Wilcox's and Perry's brigades of
And^y -ia's division, supporting Piok
j?tk's ??gT>and Lang's and ScaleB's
"brigades of Pender's division, com
manded by Gonoral Trimble, support
ing Pettigrcw's left. Longstreet's at
tacking forces contained eleven bri
ri]ilion ot C^ettysburg
gados, numbering about 15,000 ineu,
most of these brigade.-) having been
greatly reduced in strength by the
lighting ol' thc two previous days.
Of these eleven brigades eight belong
i il to Hill's Corps, only thp.-e of them
belonging to Pickett's Division.
Longstreet had no confidence in thc
euceess ?>i his assault, and while dis
cussing the plan with General Lee ex
pressed thc opinion that "fiftcuu
thousand men who could make a suc
cessful assault over that held had
never yet been arrayed for battle."'
Nevertheless thc assault was a bril
liant feat of arms, seldom, if ever, sur.
passed <ui any battlefield. It was wit
nessed by more than ir>i),<H)i? combat
ants belonging to thc two armies. It
was overtured by one of the most
terrille cannonades on both sides ever
heard ou any battlefield. Over 220
guns were in action. ?Since the battle
of Crecy so many cannon had never
been engaged at ouce on any battle
field of the world.
it was an epoch in the annals of
war. No soldier had heard its like
before. Thc cannonade did little
harm on either side, notwithstanding
the noise ii made. It was "sound und
fury signifying nothing." The thun
der of the conflict was plainly heard
forty miles away.
But the men in the ranks under
stood clearly thc desperate, hopeless
character of thc movement, and along
the '.ines many of them were heard in
subdued voices calling "good-by" to
comrades and friends. Yet, with their
rifles carried easily at a right-shoulder
shift, they moved inward with a light,
elastic step, as steadily as if on a
grand review. As Scales'? brigade
passed General Lee he noticed that
some of the tuen wore bloody band
ages, having been wounded in the
previous day's fighting, and he ex
pressed himself feelingly in their be
Along'the Fniou position on Ceme
tery Ridge the soldiers were watching
eajrerly. The long line of the enemy's
infautry, as it debouched from the
woods on Seminary Midge, presented
one of the grandest sights ever seen on
a field of battle. Its front was nearly
a mile in length. There were no
gaudy uniforms, but there was precis
ion of movement and an air of disci
pline that d-ew the admiration of
each soldier who awaited their com
ing, while from the gray and glittering
Hue waved in blue and red the "me
teor flag" of tho Confederacy.-St.
An Irishman, about whom the De
triot Free Press tells, had enlisted in
the cavalry service, although he bad
never been on a horse in his life.
Ile was taken out for drill with other
raw recruits under command of a ser
geant, and, as luck would have it, se
cured oue of thc worst buckers in the
"Now, my men," said thc sergeant
in addressing them, "no one is allow
ed to dismount without orders from a
superior officer. Remember that."
Tim was no sooner in the saddle
than he was hurled heels over head
through thc air, and came down
so hard that the breath was al
most knockod out of him.
"Murphy," shouted thc sergeant,
when he discovered the man spread
out on the ground, "you dismount
"I>id you have orders?'
'From headquarters, I suppose?"
with a sneer.
"No, from hindquarters."
"Take him to the guardhouse!" or
dered the sergeant.
Thc Youngest Spy.
Henry S. Garr, no.v a deputy at the
county jail, was one of the youngest
spies in tho service cf cither side in
the war between the North and the
South. At the age of 10, Mr. Garr
received his first instruction.
It was the year that the Louisville
forts wero built. The order for all
able-bodied men of certain ages to as
sist in the construction of the forts
had been issued, and many Southern
sympathizers were looking about for
some way to evade the edict. Judge
S. A. Garr, father of the deputy jail
er, openly declared that he would do
no work for the soldiers from the !
North. He also declared that his ne
groes should not help build the forts,
and thc officers in command of the
Federal troops heard of it. A squad
of soldiers was despatched at double
quick time to the Garr homestead,
which was within a hundred yards of
When thc soldiers arrived they
found a barefoot boy sitting upon a
If ri? . ?---i. He wai swinging Iii- legs
?tm] whistling us only some boys can.
,\ iii .:(< m ni was i:. charge <.! tho sol
v( lu when i if saw
boy. i iv inquired for Judge \
Thc Loy shook his head !
answered that, hu did not know j
Tho soldiers passed. An hour later
they returned and the boy was still
upon thc gate post. All day thc sol
diers searched in thc woods and all
day thc boy sat upon the gate post.
The following morning the soldiers re
turned and again the boy was upou thc
"I sat there about four days," said
Mr. <Jarr. "My father and several
neighbors and all of their negroes were
hid in thc woods, and by means of a
signal code we were able to communi
cate with one another.
"Two or three men were stationed
in the treetop?. We all had white
handkerchiefs. I watched thc soldiers.
One wave meant that they were in thc
neighborhood, two meant that they
were leaving, and three meant that
they were not in sight and that
all was wei!.-Louisville Courier
Thc Loss of Two Sheep.
"A good many years ago," said a
well known Michigan lawyer who waa
reminisccuing the other day, "I be
came greatly interested in a state
prison case. A young farmer was
charged with having driven off ten out
of a flock of twelve sheep and- sold
them to a butcher. He put up a fair
defense, but was couvicted and sen
tenced to a term of three years.
"There were plenty of people who
believed that he was perfectly inno
cent, and even the butcher who bought
the sheep came in time to doubt if he
had identified the right party. After
the case had stirred up a whole coun
ty I took a hand in it. In my peti
tion to the governor I had the evi
dence of the young man's father,
mother and sweetheart, and I got
eight of the jurors to sign it. I made
out such a good case that tho gover
nor took it under advisement and
finally agreed to issue a pardon. In
speaking to me of the case he said:
" 'There is no sort of doubt in my
mind that this was a case of mistaken
identity, and I shall be only too glad
to restore thc young man to liberty.'
"It became my pleasant duty to
drive seven miles over the muddiest
of roads to bear the news to the par
ents that a pardon was to be issued.
The old man was under the weather
and in bed in a room off the parlor,
The wife received me and sobbed
over the good news and then went in
to her husband. That partition wall
was thin, and they both spoke in loud
tones, and I plainly heard her say:
" 'Uh, Samuel, there's a man here
who says our John is to be pardoned
" 'You don't say!' he exclaimed.
" 'Yes; it's certainly so.'
" 'Going to be pardoned right out,
"Yes; he is.'
"'Wall, wall, that's good news.
Say, Mary, what a fool John was not
to get thc other two sheep while he
was about it.'
"I left the rejoicing farmhouse, in
tending to wire tho governor to with
hold the pardon," said the lawyer,
"but it presently struck me that I
had advanced ribout 20 good reasons
why the young man couldn't be guil
ty, and I therefore decided to sing
small and lot things go on. He was
duly pardoned aud sent home, and the
governor never met mc for years
after without congratulating me on
rehabilitating an innocent man wrong
ly convicted! '-Detroit Free Press.
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from One .Motlier.
"A woolan of criminal tendencies, j
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a disreputable house, aud whose 1
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excessive indulgence in alcoholic
stimulants, died when 6he was 51
years old. That was in 1827. Her
descendants have now been traced.
They number 800.
"Seven huudred of them are crim
inals, having been convicted at least
"Three hundred aud forty-two of
them are drunkards, acknowledged by |
all as such.
"One hundred and twenty-seven j
arc immoral women.
"Thirty-seven of them were mor- j
derers ami were executed for their
"This family has cost the nation |
?3,000,000, this being the sum paid
out for theil' trials and executions." i
-Mrs. M. J. Annable, State super
intendent of rescue work of the Wo
men's Christian Temperance Union. ?
Mrs. Annable gave these startling
statistics yesterday at tho annual con
vention of the New York County "Wo
man's Christian Temperance Union
in the Church of the Saviour, Hast
lO'.Hh street, near Madison avenue.
Mrs. Fraciu A. Westerfield, president
of thc county, presided at the meeting.
It was in pointing out the tremen
dous necessity for rescue work that
Mrs. Annable cited the case which so
shocked her hearers.
"The community, humanity as a
whole," she said, "is vastly affected
by the saving of one person now.
What can I say to you that will more
strongly emphasize the value of mis
sion work than what I have just told
you of the awful influence on future
generations of one woman who pur- |
sued her evil way to end?
"What a glory it would have been
if that woman could have been res
cued when she was young.
Mrs. Annable said the statistics in
regard to this remarkable case have
been carefully preserved. She did
not care to state the m>mc of the wo
man, for the sake of the 100 descen
dants who have escaped the evil hered
ity, and are respectable members of
society. The statistios, she said, had i
beeu gathered in Brooklyn.-New
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His Otlii-r Name.
A bright-looking 1-year-old boy of
this city, playing on thc Atlantic City
beach last Summer, struck up a pass
ing acquaintance with a group of little
girls about his own age, says the
Philadelphia Times. The mother
of one of thc girls, chaperoning
the party, was taken with the pretti
ness of their new playmate, aod asked
"What is your name, little boy?"
"Jack, oh? Jack what?"
"Oh, no. child! You must have
another. Now, what is it?-Jack
"Oh, I know!" he joyfully cried.
"It's what mama says-Jack Be
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When he Would Suffer.
On a wet night recently there was a
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tramcar. A number were standing on
the rear platform, among them ono
whose dog's felt hat proclaimed him a
parson. An Irishman with a short
c'ay pipe climbed on, and he was hard
ly on board when the clergymau
said: "There must be no smoking
"Sure, the wind is blowing it back
as fast as I'm making it," said I
the Irishman, "an' it's dishturbin' no
"lt doesn't matter. There's no
smoking here. You must go up
"Very well," said Paddy, as he took
the first step towards climbing up
aloft, "there'll perhaps come a time
when you will get a dry sate below, an'
it'll be more fire than smoke that'll
bother you then!"
And the other passengsrs roared.
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