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Editor Atlant i .Journal: While
many can tell more than they know,
there are many that can't write what
they know, ami 1 often ace things
that are disgusting to me. I have
often seen men that I knew that did
not know hut little about the war that
could tell a nice flourishing tale about
certain battles. Those kind can tell
more than they know and there are a
great many of that kind of people in
the wurld. I shall attempt in my
scattering way to give one of many
of what I cousider my close calls.
While camped below Richmond, Ya.,
in thc direction of Fredericksburg,
our regiment, with thc 2d South Caro
lina Hilles and others, tried to locate
the Van kees. Lieut. Col. Logan was
in command. Ho was Mart. Gary's
lieutenant colonel ol' cavalry. Our
brigade was infantry. After crossing
over the breastworks where we had
been camped for several weeks, thc
entire force was deployed as skirmish
ers as stated, with Col. Logan in com
mand. With quite a line of skirmish
ers, wc started down what was called
the Bottoms Bridge Road. My com
pany, (I,) Palmetto Sharpshooters,
was on the right of the linc. Off we
.started, right through woods, swamps,
brush, over logs for a mile or two.
When I spied a little opening I said,
"Look out, boys, we will find them
directly." When we reached it, it
w.?s a small patch of two or three acres
w,\\ some large apple trees andr,
r-.i,all cabin. It was my lot to enter
near the centre of the patch. As I
fully entered it at the opposite side I
spied a blue coat jump across a little
ditch and attempt to secrete himself
behind some small bushes.
Just in front of me was a rail pen
about as high as my head. Just at
this moment the line was ordered to
halt, but I ran to the rail pen in front
of me and dropped upon my knees. I
hadn't hardly got still until the Yank
cut down on me and struck a rail just
in front of me, filling my faco and
eyes full of litter. I rubbed it out
the best I could and tried my luck 350
or 400 yards. At thc crack of my gun
I saw thc dust risc just io my right.
I says to myself you are my meat if
you remain there till I get loaded, and
that was awful quick. Just at this
juncture he threw up his handkerchief
as though ho was surrendered. I hol
lowed at him and told him to come in,
but he did not, but bang went his gun
and jumped up and ran a few paces,
fell into a small wash in an old field
and oommenoed loading his gun, and
as he elevated himself a little I cut
down on him, sticking him in the hip,
the ball lodging near the kidneys.
The boys went and got him and took
him back to oamp and wanted me to
go and see him, but I never went, and
that's all the man that I know that I
killed, but if I did not kill many I
missed my aim many times, for I was
in nearly all the battles fought in Vir
ginia except when I was out, and
that was threo times, that I was ab
sent, wounded. I went among thc
first and stayed until the last. Our
regulars opened the first Manassas
with Wheat's Zouaves, from New Or
leans, and one company of cavalry *
from Loudon County, Virginia.
There's where I saw Tty firstshell and
blue coat. I have many more close
calls that I may speak of later.
Pr. G. W. Boroughs, Company I,
Palmetto Sharpshooters, Jenkins's
Brigade, South Carolina V. P. S. If
any of my regulars see this, would
like to hear from you.
Mory of Tige Anderson's Brigade.
I ace from your valuable paper refer
ences io the war scenes that are inter
esting to mc. I will give you one
that may be interesting to other old
It looks a little smoky, neverthe
less it is the truth.
We, Anderson's (Old Tige) was on
the south side of the James River,
near the Seven Pines battlefield, from
the Darbytown road to the Williams
burg road we had a field battery on
each road. The Yacks oharged us
near the Darbytown road through an
open field near a mile through. Our
artillery opened on them; also the
musketry. We literally strewed the
field with dead and wounded Yank-..
They come within abont 100 yards of
our works, lyin;; down in an old road
running parallel with our linc in
j.'iaces. The old road was depressed
three or fear feet, in others it was
with the surface. Hood's brigade was
on our left io the direction of the
Ch'Tkahouiiny creek. Thcro was no
Yank? to their froot and they were
play lu/ "Dixie" all the while.we were
fighting. After the smoke cleared off
we saw die Yanks lying in the road.
John L?verait, Powell Daniels and
myself jumped over our works and
/ commenced uri J j down tho line in the
old road. Twelve or fifteen of Hood's
men joined us. Tho Yanks would
throw up their hats and say "D^n't
shoot, we will surrender" We drove
them back to our lines as we came to
them. I ran upon a colonel of an In
diana regiment who jumped up and
jerked out his sword and told his men
to get up aud go to fighting; that it
wan a disgrace to their Hag and eouu
try to surrender to a handful of men
in any such way. I then and there
poked my Whitfield rifle pretty close
to Iiis bread basket and told him to
drop that sword or I would make a
daylight hole through him in ?hort
order. Fie very reluctantly complied
with my modest request and wcut back
to our lines. His name was Haley and j
tin; finest looking man I ever saw. Ile I
was at least six feet four inches. I I
not his flag, what there wa.? '.eft of it.
It was shut into tatters. It was not
larger than a handkerchief and the
stuff was about two feet long. If this
brave, (?ne looking officer should hap
pen to see this, I would be glad to
hear from him.
John Leverott gota New York stand
of colors. I think it was the f)4tb.
The colonel told nie that thc ladies of
the city of New York presented it to
him aud it cost $."H)0. I belonged to
company K, 11th Georgia. I was on
thc skirmish line during thc war.
Some one that was in this little affair
published in The Weekly Constitu
tion asking if there was any of them
alive. I answered his letter, stating
that myself, Daniels and Leverett of
company K, 11th Georgia, lived in
Houston County. Since then Daniels
We took in all that day, 75U prison
ers and I do not know the number
killed, but they wero piled into the
cut in the road, where they surrender
ed. They were four or fivo deep and
nuout 100 yards long. They were
piled on top of each other like bed
dine sugar cane.
When I first started to taking them
in I passed an officer who was wound
ed between thc elbow and shoulder
and the blood spurting from a severed
artery, lie gave the word of distress
of a Master Mason, thc ouly time I
.?vcr heard it given outside of a lodge.
I wont to his rescue. I took my hand
kerchief and corded his arm and sent
him to our surgeon. Poor fellow, I
never saw him again and do not know
whether he lived or died.-W. D.
Pierce, in Atlanta Journal.
P. S.-This capture occurred in Oc
tober, ' .'04
A Sword With a History. \
Tuesday of this we k, Dr. J. D. ]
Curetou was made happy by the return 1
of what was to him a long lost friend j
-an old sword that he wore during
the war. It has a unique history, and 1
if it could, it would relato history 1
more vividly than we caa hope to por- *
This iuterestiug old relio has played
its active part in two wars-?he Mexi
can and the Civil. It belonged to '
Col. Dunavaut, who carried it through 1
thc Mexioan war. It then came into
possession of W. B. Crate, of Wiuns
boro, who theu gavo it to Dr. Cureton
when he became Lieutenant. Shortly
after this Dr. C. was promoted Cap
taiu of Co. G, Sixth S. C. Infantry.
During the terrible battle of Second
Maoasses thc scabbard was cut in
twain by a shell. Dr. Cureton stopped
to pick up the piece of shattered scab
bard and fell a little behind his Co.
Thc unionists were slowly retreating
and oue shrewd Yankee- concluded to
secrete himself in a ditch and wait till
thc Confederates passed, and then
kill the commanding^officer of the reg
iment, who was Col. Steadman. Just
as he raised his gun lo tiro Dr. Cure
tou turtled and almost severed his
head from the body with this same
The scabbard was pierced by a min
nie ball in the battle of Seven Pines
and glanced by another, and the owner
still lives to tell the story.
Shortly after thia Dr. Cureton was
taken seriously ill with pneumonia,
and was furloughed at the home of
Joseph Hager in Maryland iu charge
of J. Michael Brice, one of his Lieu
tenants. While thus critically ill, the
Yaukces came upon Dr. Cureton and
seeing his critical condition, left him
unmolested. Before their approach,
however, Mrs. Hager raised ono of the
planks in the floor and deposited un
der the house tho interesting relio of
our story to prevent the Yankees from
falling into possession of it.
When they came up th? y entered
the room in which Dr. Cureton lay,
and saw that it wonld be a r"od place
for some of their wounded number.
Dr. was unoonsoionsof ..hat was going
on about him, and when he awoke he
I found 4 or 5 wounded Yankees as room
After the close ol the war Dr. Cure
ton tried in vain to recover the lost
sword. Ile was unable to get into
communication with Mr. Hager. The
reason is clear now, for Mr. Hager
moved to Little Rock, Ark., just after
the close of the war, carrying the old
sword with him as well as one that be
longed to Dr. Brice.
When the Dallas Reunion was held,
Mr. Hager concluded to attend. While
there he met Mr. E. B. Mobley, of
Fairfield, and asked him if he knew
Dr. Brice and Capt. Cureton, of Fair
field, as he had two swords belonging
to these gentlemen which he would be
glad to restore to them. When Mr.
Mobley returned he let the discovery
be known, and the nieces of Mr. Brice
who are at Winthrop College began to
communicate with Mr. Hager, with
the result that thc swords were re
turned to South Carolina and were con
spicuous at a D. A. K. Entertainment
given at Winthrop not a great while
ago. Seeing a brief account of the
entertainment in one of the papers
which contained a description of Dr.
Cureton'a sword enabled him to com
municate with the authorities at Win
throp College and recover his long
lost relic, which is now a treasure be
cause of its history. - Pickona Jour
Cannon's Boar Restored a Mau.
"There was one unlooked for result
from the first battle of Bull Run," re
marked an old resident to a Star re
porter in recalling war-time memories,
"no less than the restoration of a pa
tient at St. Elizabeth's to his reason,
enabling him to resume his duties as
a military officer. He subsequently
served to the close of the war. I
knew thc officer well, for he roomed
io my neighborhood not far from the
Ebbitt house before he was sent over
to the insane asylum. A year before
the war his health having become
broken while serving at an isolated
post, he eame here to visit a brother
and took rooms in his brother's house.
On his return from a short
visit tu his old home iu the South it
was seen that his reason was un
hinged. Ile was accordingly sent to
thc asylum. There he remained until
the eventful 21st of July, 1861. That
afternoon while the attendants were
walking the patients in the ground
the souud of the guus reached the
grounds and attracted universal no
Lice. To the little group of which
:his afflicted officer was a member the
aurse explaiued that the reports were
?auaed by artillery practice, but the
officer insisted that he heard in each
report a call for his services which he
would give them before long. That
sight he was not to be found aud his
jap being picked up close to the wall,
t was conjectured that he had scaled
?he barrier. No one knew what course
Lie took, how ho crossed the Potomac,
ior indeed did they learn any tidings
)f him for years. After the dose of
,he war it was ascertained that in
tome manner he bad eluded the pick
ets after crossing the Potomac and
. ad passed into the Confederate lines,
binding troops from his State and bo
ng . ocognized he was given a commis
non and finally reached a colonelcy.
Borne of tho officials of the asylum
ffhen told this recalled that the man
vas not badly afflicted, but only need
id excitement to bring his-mental
'acuities into full play."
- The distance a farmer lives from
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The Half-Starved Hog.
"I can't do anything and I do not
suppose you can either; but it does
look to me as if the legislature should
dc something to abate the dog nui
sance. To say nothing of tue per
sonal annoyance to farmers and oth
ers, it would be almost impossible to
calculate the expense to which this
country is put in the maictainance of
So spoke Mr. W. E. Gettys, of the
Clay Hill neighborhood, on Wednes
day. He carno into thc Enquirer office
especially to discuss thc dog question,
and he was evidently very much in
earnest, for like hundreds of others
throughout this part of the State, be
has been worried and annoyed by
worthless curs until further patience
with regard to the matter has ceased
to be a virtue.
"Yes," he continued, "I think
something ought to bc done to thin
o"t the dogs. Wc have too many.
Now don't understand me to be aa
enemy to dogs. I'm not. I have a
little lice that I think a great deal ot',
and I would not like to see it injured,
unless it should become a nuisance to
my neighbors. But there is no dan
ger cf that. I feed my dog and well
fed dogs don't harm anybody. It is
thc half-starved dog that is such a
nuisauce to thc country and so expen
"For a great many yearn I have
been raising a great many chickens,
and every year I have suffered more or
less on account of half-starved dogs
that suck eggs add cat chickens. Thu
year I undertook to raise turkeys and
increase my flock of guineas. I know
certainly of having lost at least 100
turkey eggs on account of dogs, and I
have no idea that my losses of guinea
eggs would foot up less than ten doz
en. Besides this, any number of hen
eggs have gone the same way, and
also some chickens.
"Poison or shoot the dogs? Why
you know that would never do. Dogs
are property and have the proteotion
of the law. Of course if I would
catch a dog io the aot of destroying
eggs and kill it, it is probable that the
owner would say nothing. I would
not care much what he said. But, all
the same, under such circumstances,
or at least if I should kill the dog be
fore he committed the act, I would
be liable to prosecution, and if the
owner could make it appear that the
dog was worth anything, I would have
to pay. And that is hard.
"But leaving all of this out of the
question, there are too many dogs. It
is too easy to own a dog. Lots of
people own dogs who are not able to
-. - ? i - mmm ?-i^
own thom, and here comes tho trouble.
You think all the dogs in the country
arc returned for taxation? Not by 50
per cent., hardly. Why? Well, I
can't give you all the reasons; but 1
can tell you some of them. Some dog
owners simply do not make returns.
Then again, many dogs are owned by
negro children, and are not claimed by
the fathers of the ohildren. Ask the
fathers who feed the dogs, and they
are pretty apt to tell you 'nobody.'
That in a sense is a faot; but in an
other sense it is a long way from the
fact. Those of us farmers ' y JIG try to
raise chickens, turkeys, sheep, etc.,
feed them. These are the kind of
dogs that kill sheep and suok eggs.
They live off the very fat of the land,
and each year cost the neighbors an
amount equal to the value of the finest
bird dog in the country.
"I hardly think that there are a
great many farmers who will disagree
with me in my statements. I am sure
there will be no disagreement with me
on thc part of any farmer who tries to
have chickens and eggs. If any of
these have experiences different from
minc, they are certainly fortunate.
"Now I can think of only one rea
sonably satisfactory remedy for the
situation. 1 have discussed the mat
ter with numerous people-farmers,
business men and others-and all agree
on the idea that something should be
done. As the best thing in sight we
have arrived at the conclusion that it
would be well if tho General Assembly
would pass an Act providing for the
levy of a tax of $1.00 a head on all
dogs. Let it be arranged so that on the
payment of $1.00, the county will
issue a collar and tag good for one
year. Then let the law go further and
offer, under proper conditions and
safe-guards, a bonus of $1 a head for
! every unlicensed dog that may be
killed by the public"
The reporter acquiesced with Mr.
G et ty s in everything that was said;
but went on to remark that the gen
eral assembly had considered some
kind of a proposed dog act at every
session since the war, and had never
had the manhood to enact such a law
"Yes, that may be true," repli?e
Mr. Getty?; "but I believe that pub
lie sentiment oan yet be aroused on
the subject sufficiently to accomplish
something. It is not fair to allow thi
kind of people who are responsible foi
suoh dogs as I complain of, to go oe
imposing a the rest of us as they arc
doing, and I think we should give th
General Assembly to understand tha
the best interests of the public shoub
be considered in this matter. Fror
my standpoint, the raisers of shes]
and poultry are entitled to at least a
much consideration as are people wh
persist in furnishing shelter for bali
starved dogs."-Yorkville Enquire]
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