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Virginia Military Ins
"We were not many, wo who stood
J it-fore tho iron sleet that day,
Yet many a gallant spirit would
Give half his years, if ho hut could
Have been with us at Monterey."
If thc now ancient poets of thc j
Mexican War felt in this way, how j
much moro must the gallant spirits of j
a later time have longed to have hoon j
abie to pay au equal, or even greater, :
price, to have taken part in the mag- ;
nificently dashing episode of thc 1
charge of thc V. M. I. Cadets at New- ?
The sight of the Academy cadets
last Memorial Day prompts au edito
rial ?.ii thc subject, hut it is a story
that cnn not bc told too often, Loth
for thc benefit of tho youth of our
land, and th.it they may hand it on
down as a glowing example of boyish
courage and devotion to generations
yet to come. And especially inter- j
eating is it wheu related, even after j
thc lapse of forty years hy ono who j
took part in thc conflict.
Saturday afternoon last a party of
gentlemen wero standing above tho
last green of the Country Club's golf
links, withiu sound of thc laughter
and social amenities of thc sous and
daughters of those who, on either
side, had fought each other HO fiercely
in the blood drenched days of war.
With Northern and Southern residents
fraternizing so pleasantly at thc Club
House, and with so peaceful a pros
p ct spread before them, there was
j ile, indeed, to recall thc animosities
v/i tho Civil War, and yet oblivious of
the fact that there was "a chiel
amangst them takin' notes," some
reference was made to tho battle of
Newmarket, and then one word led to
another, until the gentleman to whom
reference has been made, bogan almost
unconsciously to relate thc incidents
of that stirring scene through which
he had passed as a lad.
"When we first came up with the
army," said he, "thc veterans of an
hundred fields began to chaff us on
the subject of our natty uniforms, and
good-natured badinage flew thick and
fast. They promised to dirty those
pretty little grey jackets for us before
we parted company, and told us that
we would wade through many a mile
of mire before we got a chance at tho
Yankees, for it was already beginning
"Tho battle, however, was speedily
joined, and when tho opposing armies
were hotly engaged, wo were ordered
to the front and drawn up just be
neath the crest of a slight hill, with
the Federal line of battle in plain
view a mile and a half away. Jack
son's battery carno thundering up
along the ridge behind us nud unlim
bering let fly directly over our heads.
It was too close to bc comfortable, and
-we were ordered to advance, which wc
did, to the foot of tho hill. Again
came tho command to go forward and
our boyish battalion moved on until
we were within sorno three hundred
yards of tho Federal artillery in our
front; then wo wore halted, with our
muskets at right shoulder Bhift and in
linc of battle 'marked time' under the
concentrated fire of tho Napoleon
"They were firing canister atd wo
would see a puff of smoke and then
whir z-it would come tearing over
our heads with the roar of a covey of
quail, or plough up the soil in a spat
tering shower at our feet, or elso, alas,
too often, find lodgment in our ranks.
"We were told to go forward a little
listanco to chango tho rango and then
I* lie down and commence firing. We
lil s0) an^ ^a<* ^re(* aD0UL three
rounis when thc terrible tension
which Lad bc cn soinewbat relieved by
thc firing, was b.'ok?n by th? 0rdcr t0
rise and charge. >,.Uh ft 'jebel yell
we dashed forward, in ,,^01 align
ment, until a cluster of house*, uD0Ut
three hundred yards from the Pede*,
position, broke up tho formation of C
and D companies and threw them into
'''AB soon as tho impediment w. s
cleared, however, A and B companies
halted and with muskets at 'right
shoddier shift,' 'marked time' under
vito concentrated fire of five batteries
of Napoleon guns until C and I) could
reform again on thc left."
*5It was thatmaneouvrc, probably," 1
remarked one of the party, "that join
ed with your small size, led the Union
officers to mistake you for a body of
f oroign mercenaries, as, it has been
stated, some of those that were cap
tured admitted that they had done."
"Yes," said another, "and has all
thc warfare that has stained the his
tory of* the ages any finer spectacle of
.Southern children, all of thom well
%witLia their teens, standing there un
ftinohluKly Rnd excouting with pro
cisi?n the evolution of the paradi
ground, while upon them was >einj
rained such, a storm of shot ant
titute Cadets at New
"Once more io battalion forma
tion," continued the narrator, "came
thc ringing command: 'Charge!' and
after a breathless moment wc were
among thc guns and those who were
working them gave way. Thc Colonel
of a West Virginia regiment came
riding uj> trying to rally his ?non;
Lieut. Hanna of our battalion slashed
liim across thc face with his small
cadet sword; out came the heavy re
volver, but as it was levelled Wm.
(janett plunged bis bayonet into the
Colonel throwing him from the saddle
anti saving Hanna's life.
"Amid this hand-to-hand fighting,
a majority of thc guns bad limbered
up and got away, but we captured
Heven, and having secured them had a
chance to draw breath and look around.
Off to our right a large body of Fed
eral troops was lying in linc behind a
leuce, pouring in their fire upon
Kchol's brigade in their frout, wholly
unobservant of what had occurred so
near to them. We wheeled to thc
right and fired down their lino. It
was like shooting ata row of birds on
a bough and you should have seen
them riso and scatter like a flock of
"By this time the rest of our army
was up and thc enemy in full retreat.
Wo at once took up thc pursuit of the
flying Federals and chased them sev
eral miles until tho North Fork of the
Shcnaudoah river was reached, where
they had burned thc bridge as soon as
their last man was over.
"So then, perforce, we had to stop.
Tho battle was won and wo were vic
torious, but at what fearful cost!
Along tho routo that we had come were
lying, killed or wounded, 56 of our
boy comrades-56 out of the 220 who
had responded to a revcillo a few.
hours before-more than one-fourth of
those who had gone into thc charge
"But wc had uudergone our baptism
of Gre, and that night the veteran sol
diers said nothing about muddying
our uniforms. They were torn by
briars, stained with mud and smeared
with blood to an extent that rendered
any additional attentions superfluous.
As a matter of fact, however, thoy had
no moro jeering persiflage for our
youthful ears; on the contrary they
rodo us around camp on their should
ers, and when wo went to Richmond
the Confederate government bestowed a
vote of thanks upon us, the legislature
of Virginia presented us with a stand
of colors, and thc girls-weil the girls
patted us upon tho buck."
"Surely they did not stop at that
mild expression of enthusiastic appro
bation?" queried one of tho listeners.
A reminiscent smile that was sug
gestive of anything rather than un
pleasant memories lit the narrator's
features, but he would say no more.
And ho had said enough. Without
premeditation or preparation and with
nc thought of publication, ho had re
counted, in the common-place phrases
of ordinary conversation, an epic of
youthful valor that shou'.d endure
while our language lasts.
And it may be added that tho State
of Virginia this summer is to erect at
the institute a monument, a bronze
figure of Virginia mourning for her
sons to commemorate tho event, the
sculptor of which, Ezekiel (?) was one
of tho little fellows that took part in
that glorious ohargc.
Forged a Military Pass.
At the Confederate Veteran Camp's
meeting, held at tho Waldorf-Astoria
last Monday night, a group were ex
changing recollections in ono corner
of the room before the speeches." One
of the group, a man connected with a
New York bank, was asked by a com
rade where he was wounded, for thc
banker has a noticeable limp.
"My lanielcss is thc result of a for
gery, ' ha replied.
"Bank episode, eh?" asked one.
"No," was tho reply. "Not exact
ly, I reckon I may as well satisfy your
"About six months after my enlist
ment under Gen. Sterling Price, of
Missouri, I was sont to tho hospital !
for repairs. War was hell to mo right
in tho beginning. I WOB left in a
farmhouse, and as tho Yanks were
hot on our trail I had to be moved.
"I resolved to get baok home, and
by various strategoms I succeeded.
It was quito a journey-from Arkan
sas to tho northwest corner of Mis
souri, where my people lived. ? got
homo by night travel.
"I found the old town in possession
of the Federals. Old Col. Bob Smith
1 with his Sixteenth Illinois infantry
. was holding the place, and evory road
. and hog-path leading to tho town waa
3 guarded. I had tO'TUn the pickets to
?5 get inside.
1 "I got to my fathor's placo late ic
I tho night and crept into tho bara. Ai
soon as it could bo donc, a hiding
place iu thc house, under a stairway,
was fixed up for mc. Every tew days
Col. Bob Smith's soldiers were search
ing thc houses, of southern sympa
thizers. They came to our place sev
eral times, but they never got onto my
"Things were getting very warm in
the old town. It was under martial
law. An order was issued that no
man or woman should be permitted to
leave thc town without a pass, signed
by thc provost marshal and thc officer
of the day, and in order to get such a
pass thc applicant had to swear alle
giance to thc government, and in addi
tion, a personal description of the ap
plicant had to bc written on thc back
of the pass.
"I had jcsolvcd to leave town, not
only because I was anxious to get into
the fight again, but because every day
I remained in my father's house I was
liable to bc found, and that would
have meant exile for my old father,
my mother and my sisters.
"lt was easy enough to get a blank
pass, but it had to contain thc signa
tures of thc provost marshal and tho
oilicer of the day to be of any value.
My father, through a friend who was
regarded as a Union man, secured a
blank permit. I used up a bott\) of
iuk and made my wrist lame crying to
imitate thc proper signatures. Final
ly I mastered every crook and forma
tion of thc signatures, and writing
them on tho pasB, I filled out my de
scription and signed a false name un
der the oath.
"I was to leave on a night train. I
hau planned to go to thc end of the
road, about 400 miles, and then I ex
pected to board a boat on the Missis
sippi aud take my chances. Tho
night favored my leaving home. It
was dark and tho rain was falling in
"I reached the train and took a
scat. On every train leaving the city
was an officer, who examined tho pass
es of all passengers. The train limped
along to thc first station, about twen
ty miles out, and then tho guards re
turned. I was sitting near the door
of thc car.
"T saw tho officer when he came in
at tho front door with the conductor.
I saw that ho scrutinized very closely
every passenger's pass and then look
ed at the holder to see if the descrip
tion tallied. He looked at one man's
head very closely. That made me
nervous, for I had on a wig which I
had got from my father. I was afraid
the officer would get on to my false
hair, but what I most, feared was that
ho would discover that the signatures
on the pass were forgeries.
"I left my seat cautiously and went
out on the rear platform. The train
was running about ten miles an hour.
There was, no brakeman about. I
caught the iron handle of the platform
and jumped with the train.
"I thought I should never touch
bottom. When I tried to piok myself
up, I found I had broken a leg. In
that condition, drenched to the skin,
in the most excruciating pain, I crawl
ed back to my father's house. I
think if I had had a pistol I would
have killed myself.
"I must have crawled six or seven
miles-maybe more, I reached home
just before daylight. My father's old
family dootor was called, and ho was
sworn to secrecy, of course. 1 shall
never forget how my old father told
him he would kill him if he betrayed
us. But, of cuurse, ho never would
have done that. An operation was
necessary io save my life. I have
been lame from the effects oft it ever
"How did you get away from home
afterward?' asked a Virginian.
"That is another story," replied the
banker-veteran, "but it wasn't ona
forged pass."-New York Sun.
A Yankee General on Lee.
General W. W. H. Davis, of Doy
lcstown, veteran of two wars, the
Mexican and Civil, does not agree
with many of his Grand Army oom-1
rades that a mouumcnt should not be
ereoted at Gettysburg for General
Bobort E. Lee, tho great Southern
"Leo is dead. Tho war is over.
We're at pr -o. Why stick your fin
ger in tLo sore again? Why, of
course, build a monument to Loe. He
was a great soldier and the country
will he proud of him. The time will
oome when there will bo no distinction
between the soldiers of the North and
South who fought in tho eivil war, the
English peoplo ?re proud of the men
who fought on both sides in the War
of the Roses. No country has yet
been able to live and keep up a family
quarrel." This is General Davis'
"We hear a groat deal said by our
friends of the Grand Army against
the erection of a monumont to Gen
eral Lee on the field of Gettysburg,
where thc Confederate and Union sol
diers did their best fighting. Their
allegation is that thc South is not re
constructed, is still rebellious, and
that such recognition would bo a mis
i take, if not a orimo.
. "A Southern corrospondent of mine,
who is the son of tho war governor ol
i ono of tho leading Southern States,
? writes mo in a letter in whioh ho dil
cusses the question of loyalty of the.
Southern people under thc reconstruc
tion. In doing so he says:
" 'Old Dr. Miller, who was one of
our reconstruction United States Sena
tors, tolls of a fight whioh occurred
between two old fellows. After it was
over John says to him:
" 'We fou't and you whipped me.
Now, let's take a dink and drop it.'
"I think most of the Southerners
feel that way. There is occasionally
some fellow who was in the bomb
proof department, or some little jack
ass who has grown up since the war
and wants to create a little cheap no
toriety by making a memorial speech
in which he uses incendiary flourishes;
but the rank and file and all old sol
diers who heard the guns are satisfied
with tue result as being the best.
"I had about eleven months in thc
war when I was a boy, and I mn not
anxious for any more."-Doylcstown,
Incidents at Nashville.
"Iloltzclaw's Alabama brigade,
Clayton's division, occupied a posi
tion east of thc pike on an- elevated
place, where stood a large unfinished
brick house; ia the yard stood a small
marble grave-stone, marked Hooper
To the east was a bold and beautiful
spring that gushed from a large rock
some few feet from the ground. At
this spring, by turns, the soldiers kept
a seive in constant use day and night
washing husked coro to make lye
hominy. On thc march from Atlante
to Nashville one day General Hood,
making his way to tho front, while
passing the 18th Alabama, inform?e
the boys that he was going to thc
front to lead them back into Tennes
see, and asked if they were willing t<
grate corn on their graters, there be
ing one swinging from nearly everj
shoulder haversack, made out of hal!
a canteen. But at this part?cula:
spring the boys preferred to make ly?
hominy to grating corn. The ly<
hominy was splendid, served with th<
fine pork that the Yankees negleotei
to take along with them on their re
treat from Franklin. .
But these days of feast were num
bered. In front of luis brick buildinj
was a large barn, some 10 or 15 yard
towards the enemy. A Yankee sher
shooter had taken advantage of thi
barn, from where he continually an
noyed the line by the continued deat!
crack of his rifle. On one oocasio
Comrade Cohill, company 1,18th Ah
bama, was standing facing tho enemj
between two other soldiers, eatin
sugar from the h:>lf of aoanteeo, whe
crack rang out the Yankee's rifh
Cohill sank to the ground a dead mat
He was buried near where he fell, an
his grave enclosed in rough stone.
We had a man in the 18th Alabami
armed with a Whitworth rifle. E
swore vengeanoe against that Yankei
Very early one morning Davis wit
his rifle gained access to this barn an
managed to get the Yankee to expoi
himself, when Davis' Whitworth rac
out and the leaden missile went tri
to its mission. That Yankee was di
robed of all harm. Comrade Cohill
untimely taking-off was avenged.
On the morning of December
1864, the pickets that were to do dm
that day were notified that they, du
lng the day, would be ordered to e
gage the enemy, and drive in thc
line of pickots; to preparo themselv
for tho work. A few day's rest, ai
feasting on this- lye hominy and po
had put the men in excellent and iii
spirits. They realized that hoc
and Tennessee wa? worth fighting fe
After restless waiting the order oam
"Fall in to the right and left; take i
After advancing some 100 yat
oame the order "doublo quick, marci
At this the rebel yell was given a
the boys went forward through op
field with nothing for protection. >
oame to a oreek with banks the f
height of a mao. There was no timi
along its banks to indioato that th*
was a oreek there. Just as our 1
arrived at the oreek the Yankees op
ed fire. The boys tumbled in, rust
across, aided eaoh other to scale
opposed bank at this place. Near
two of our*Doys were wounded. WI
in the ereek they exhibited tl
wounds. There are sometimes thi
occur in a soldier's life that aro am
ing and amid the roar of musketry
laughable. An i H st ance occurred ri
One of our advancing pickets
tho wounds and the blood flowing;
captain took hold of him to assist
np the bank. The fellow cried i
"I oan't, captain; captain, 1 can'
any further. I oan't captain, pleat
The captain threatened tobring
down. I interfered and we 1
shoved the fellow up the bank. 1
tho captain shoved me up and I pt
him after me. When wo got to
Yankee redoubts chere was our sol
man wUh his head rammed up tc
shoulders in the loose earth in i
of the Yankee works. He had f o
I cd the Scripture: The last first.
I kept my aye on this fellow ii
battles os September 18th and 1
and he proved as true as steel. 11
that he left his only white feath
', that creek. I withhold his name
would be glad to hear from him,
i W. Cooper, Eighteenth Aiabam
i Atlanta Journal.
John D. Rockefeller's Great Wealth.
Mr. Rockefeller's fortune is glibly
set down at a billion dollars. But thc
fortune is really known to be $1,250,
000,000 and the investments mostly
draw compound interest. His annual
inoome is known to be $87,000,000.
The New Orleans Times-Demooral
comments very soberly on this im
mense increment and asks some very
This wealth does not suffer from
panio or general disaster Other men'i
failures are Mr. Rockefeller's oppor
tunity. He can buy things at a bar
gain with his overflow of ready money.
Compound the interest; on a billion
and a half dollars and the story teilt
itself, and in the general count mil
lions aro like hundred dollar bills tc
smaller capitalists. A school boj
can make the figures for you, and th?
question of "what next?" become?
very pertinent to a consideration ol
Tho young Rockefellers will be mil
lionaires many times over when tbej
are born into lifo. The incremeni
will make them billionaires by the
time they are grown. A half dozei
of such families will in two or three
decades own the United States.
Old Romo went a down a sliding
scale to ruin Ly increaso of wealth ano
luxury. France waded to the chin in
blood and oarnage, because one clase
in society had all the money and all
the opportunity, while the other had
all the labor and all the privation,
When things evened up in France the
situation was horriblo beyond expres
sion. The history of nations provef
the inutility of personal mammot?
wealth. It breeds discontent and
brings ruin. It may not "even up,"
in many decades, but it will turn ovei
after awhile and level down to a fresh
Vast wealth has its. dangers.
The Bloody List.
We said in a recent isBue "we did
not know whether enough human vic
tims have been sacrificed yet." Sev
eral more have been added to thc
bloody list since we made that rem ai k
whether enough to satisfy people that
there is a call for hemp and gallows
we are unable to say. Possibly it will
have to come home to every family be
fore that point is reached.
A few weeks ago two men in Colic
ton County had some disagreement,
Last week one of them hid himself bj
the roadside and shot the other off hu
horse as he passed. The man that
was killed was a good citizen and wai
unarmed. The assassin was a mai
of bad oharaeter. Whoo the case is
called in Court it will doubtless be an
nounoed that the defendant is at large
or if arrested he will probably go be
fore some Judge, swear that ho wat
"skeered" and thought it necessary
for his own safety to kill the other man
before there was any possibility of hit
being killed himself. On this show
ing he may get bail, thus practioallj
eliminating the oharge of murder
Then may follow a compromite verdie
and a light sentence.
In Greenville two men, both of whon
were drinking, had a liule dispute
over some money. One of thom start
ed along the street, the other follow
iug, saying he wanted some of thal
money. It seems that he wai
unarmed and we have seem no evideuci
to indicate that there was anything
threatening in his manner, but thc
former ordered him to stop or go baok
and drew a pistol and shot him. Th?
slayer has already been released on i
small bond.-Cheater Lantern.
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