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.A.n Xnteresting Tie
The readers of The Mountaineer
will recall a number of letters and
articles in its columns during the lost
few yearn from Mr. T. It. Lackie, of
Detroit, Mioh., who was au officer of
the renowned Sixteenth Michigan regi
ment, one of the sturdiest commands
in the Federal army, and which be
longed to Dan Butterfield's famous
brigade, so weil remembered by thc
veterans who served in the Army of
Northern Virginia. Mr. Lackie in
tended to make a visit last fall to
South Carolina, and on his way to re
visit the battlefields of Virginia, which
was partially accomplished, as he in
spected familiar ground at Gettys
burg and Manassas, but he was com
pelled to return home on account of a
severe cold contracted at Gettysburg,
which was aggravated by exposure Co
a heavy rain aB he was reviewing the
locality where his brigade fought in
the Second Manassas.
It was a great disappointment that
Mr. Luckin could not fulfill the expec
tations of himself and the friends
who awaited his coming in South
Carolina, and wc are still hoping that
his health will yet permit a reunion
of those who were once foes, but learn
ed to respect each other in honorable
warfare. The recent articles in The
Mountaineer pertaining to the famous
appletree under which Gen. Lee did
sot surrender at Appomattox have
attracted Mr. Lackie's attention, and
levi ral weoks ago he wrote to the effect
ih?' ho endorsed the statements made
\,? tito Mountaineer, which tallied with
his recollection of the incident, and
that ho would send a chip taken from j
the tree itself, if we desired it. His
letter was promptly answered, and
with his reply has oome this precious
souvenier of Appomattox, around
which is entwined a bit of doth that
was a part of the battle flag of the
It is a mere fragment at best, but
to us it is s symbol of gallant conduct
and heroio endeavor to which we were
a wi tu ess on the 27 th of June, 1862,
when the Sixteenth Michigan and the
Palmetto Sharp Shooters met in dead
ly conflict, and this flag went down in
defeat, hue not dishonor. It also re
minds us that this flag saluted our
comrades when they stacked arms for
the last time at Appomattox, and the
men from Miobigan showed kindness
and cordial regard for the defeated
Confederates, the remnant of the Pal
metto Sharp Shooters to whom a ma
jority of-their regiment h ad surrender
ed at Gaines' Hill nearly three years
before. It served likewise to oement
the friendship of those who were onoe
arrayed against each other, and who
are now peering into the far-off land
where so many of their comrades have
been gathered. Though we haye never
met except in opposite ranks on the
fieM of battle, as the result o' which
both are suffering from wounds until
this day, yet we know eaoh other by
communing over the past and agreeing
upon that whioh makes for peaoe in
the present;. Our readers will patient
ly bear with us, but- we could not pre
sent them with Mr. Lackie's last let
ter until an sxplenation was made
of the peculiar relations existing be
tween ub. The following is his let
Detroit, Mioh., May 4, 1903.
Col. James A. Hoyt, Greenville, S. C.
Dear-Sir and Comrade : Your very
kind and muoh appreciated letter,of
the 24th ult. was duly reoeived. I am
pleased to learn of your improved state
of health and inoreaso in avoirdupois.
No one oould regret more than I do
the ciroumstanoes that prevented mo
from, attending the reunion of the
grand ol'* veterans of South Carolina,
especially Gen. Micah Jenkins' P. S.
.3. Your kind and generous invita
tion to bo your guest I considered a
groat honor and makes me feel the
disappointment more intensely.
I mail with this letter tho chip of
"apple tree" under whose branches
the great Virginian rested a few min
utos before going out to meet Grant
at Appomattox C. H. J procured a
little strip of our old battle flag and
tied it around the chip, and it is just
as I then prepared it. Both show the
38 years since that battle Hag went
down at Gaines' Mill with the State
banner whioh your regiment captured
that day. We recovered this flag and
carried it to Appomattox. It is scarce
ly recognizable pow as it bange to ibo ?
old staff in tho museum of our State
capitol. It went down four times at
the railroad out in the Sooond Manas
as, and all four flag-bearers belonged
to my company "K." Two were kill
ed and two so severely wounded'that
they died from their wounds. The
corporal who c. rried the regimental
banner whioh you captured at Gaines"
Mill belonged to Co. E, and was killed
on tho 8th of May,? 1864,' about 11.30
p. m., wfcm the banner had another
?arrow escape., i
>lic of .Appomattox.
Thc Sixteenth Michigan had been ,
skirmishing ail day and went on pick
et at dark. Gen. Grant made hie
forward movement to Spotsylvania by
thc left flank. We were then called
in and followed the army. Coming
up with thc Sixth corpa, which was
deplored and advancing on "Laurel
Hill," the lGth waa sent to thc left
flank to deploy and support the Oth
corps. In moviog through a dorree
swamp and the darkness teing so in
tense, wc lost ground and diverged
some three or four rods to the extreme
left and rear of the Gth corps. The
whole lino was halted for purpose of
ascertaining our true position. The
Eighth Alabama (Confederate) dis
covered the movement of the Federal
corps, but not that of thc 16th Michi
gan. The 8th Alabama moved for
ward to strike and surprise tho left
funk of thc Federals, and in their
movement advanced within two rods
of our regiment, but halted upon dis
covering who we were. .
We heard the movement of troops,
hut believed wc were still in the rear
of .the (Uh corps. Co. E being the
skirmish company for the 10th Mich
igan and I having command of its
left wing, and C ipt. Salter the right,
I stepped up to Salter and advised
him to let me send out a couple of
videttes, as I was suspicious that all
was not right, and the two men advan
ced as far as tho 8th Alabama. Now
for movements "quieras lightning's
flash." Maj. Fuller on our left step
ped over to inquire What regiment it
was, and received the reply. "Eighth
Alabama," when he jumped hack.
Capt Jacklin went also to make thesame
inquiry, when he was grasped by the
throat, hustled to the rear, and at the
point of a revolver unbuckled his
Col. Hilary A. Herbert had been
wounded two days before, and Maj.
Emri?h was in command of the 8th
Ala. Maj. Emrich with Baverai men
rushed for the 16th Mich. flag. He
seized our color bearer by the throat
with one hand and the flag staff with
the other. In the tussle the oolor
bearer fell with the major on top. I
was not ten feet distant and along
side of these men when they fell. I
loosened the major's hand from the
color bearer's throat and put the major
on his feet, when others rushed up
with dubbed guns and bayonets. Col.
I Hill and Ishieldel him the best we
j could, but one man struck him on the
: hoad, when he oalled out, "I am a
prisoner: uae me aa snob, and don't
murder me." Col. Hill admonished
the men to be men and soldiers, not
murderers. The Alabamians discover
ing that their oommander was a pris
oner opened from right to left a ter
rible, withering volley, the powder
i flashing in our faoes, but wo soon re
covered and returned the fire. The
Alabamians retreated and our flag waa
I had three' grand-uncles in the Con
federate army, who -? names were
John, James and Robert Marshall.
Col. Herbert told me that one of thom
belonged to his regiment, who died of
his wounds or was killed some time
previous to thia little brush, but later
I learned that be was captured on the,
8th of May, 1864. I have failed to
find any'record of him among the Con
f?d?r?e prisoners. He and his broth
ers were of good old Scotch-Irish
stook, and were fighters in any army
they might have served.
. The little strip of silk around the
ohip went under fire .at Yorktown and
in the last battle at Five Forks, and
was presented in salute to the Palmetto
Sharp Shooters at Appomattox. Its
first fall was under their fire at Gainea'
Mill and its last bloodless viotory was
at Appomattox. Five Forks was its
50th battle! Old, soiled and honor
able, after so many years it is present
ed to Col. Hoyt, one of the honored
survivors of that gallant regiment
whioh was organized and oommauded
by the peerless Jenkins. With many
thanks for your kind letter,
T. R. Lackie.
There was once a club of lazy mon.
Fines were inflicted on those who
ever forgot themselves so far as to do
anything in haste.
One day several members saw an
old doctor who wss renowned f^r hi's
laziness drive past the door of the
club at- a furious rate, and loudly
they chuckled at the thought of fining
'But on applying to him on the
Eround of his having been in such a j
urry the doctor slowly'replied:'
"No, I wasn't in a hurry, but my
mare wanted to go fast, and I was too
la?y to stop her.'
To Gore a Gold In One Day
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All druggists refund the monoy if it
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ir I Were Only Fifty.
lu thc grass tho cricket was hurry
ing his song toward ile end, and io
thc first suggestion of a chill that had
fallen upon summer the bird turned
his melancholy eye toward the south.
With the scoot of hay newly cut the
air was sweet, and in the orchard the
yellow apple glowed in the- softening
sun. Beneath a tree near the road
side sat a man. Beside him lay his
hat and bowed was his head, for in
the sudden changes of season there
was thought, and ho was musing.
"Seventy years old with the coming
of cool weather," he said, his head
bowed lower. "And what have I ac
'"Nothing!" conscience so promptly
replied that he was startled. "Noth
ing," conscience repeated, and shak
ing his head bc acknowledged: "Noth
ing. Year after year I have wasted
my time, arising strong in resolve and
lying down weak with, the conscious
ness of failure. I have marked tho
strongest passage in great books, de
termined to live up to them, but
growing weary have forgotten them,
agafn to fall back io vain and thought
"You have gambled," said con
"Yes, believing that in the years to
j como I would, reform, but tho years
have slipped by and now I am seventy,
almost vicious id habits and still un
cultivated in mind. I used to muse
that if again I were only thirty, forty
-and now I would that I were only
fifty that I might mend my ways."
"Then you do not think that at fifty
you would be a fool?"
"No, not with the knowledge I now
possess-of my experience of the
"After all," said consoience, "knowl
edge is what one knows not so much
of the world as of himself. History
is valuable in that it makes you ac
quainted with tho past, and the past
is useful only to the degree that upon
the future it throws a guiding search
light. And how much better off the
woild would be if a man at his death
would! leave to Ms son his mental
training, his experience, rather than
his money. By the way, having reach
ed fifty, didn't you know that soon
you would be seventy?"
"Yes, but foolishly I supposed that
it would bo as long between fifty and
seventy as it was between thirty and
"What would you do if again you
"I would realize that at fifty
man's mind is at its best. The money
whioh I have thi vn away in specula
tions I would invest in books, and by
I making myself acquainted with'the
world's greatest minds reap substan
tial enjoymoDt. I have observed that
the truly learned man is never a bore,
that he does not talk about himself,
the great evil into whioh ignorant
age invariably falls, and that youth,
even in the pursuit of folly, halts to
pay him respect."
"Would you rather be a wiso than a
rioh old man?"
"Yes, decidedly. A rioh old man
is more often an. object of pity than of
admiration. Age is naturally covetous
and secretive. Youth may be gener
ous, without a thought of a return,
but age demands interest on its mon
ey, and ie only charitable at the brink
? of the grave."
i "But haven't you noted uwny ex
r "Only a few. Sophooles said: 'None
cleave to life so fondly as the old,'
and the succeeding ages have echoed
ff\\yf WIM Thar?
r iiVvF ll tl have been
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f^~*J f * ' r I the wild
ca > A V<yjLx-?^=aJL\ beasts have
?f jfir iV-. _, ~355K. *)EEN MCRE
S^J^^ ^Q^^-^oS?v^* merciful
human beings, and spared the woman
cast to them m the arena. It is astonish
ing how little sympathy ?women have
for women. In the home the mistress
sees the maid with the signs of suffering
?he recognizes so well, but she does not
lighten the sick girl's load by a touch of.
her finger. Iii the store the forewoman
sees the pallor and exhaustion which
mark womanly weakness, but allows
nothing for them. It is work or quit.
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bis wisdom. The average rich mao,
as lie grows old is const -dy beset
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looks at a dollar and says: 'This would
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"You must be a fool, indeed, for
you ere seventy years old and have,
neither wisdom nor money. Can you
j think of a condition more deplorable?"
"I don't dare to think."
"But you have a good constitution
and may live to be eighty. What are
you going to do in the meantime?"
"Well, my nemory is now so much
at fault that it is too late to think of
acquiring knowledge. And I should
be almost useless at any sort of em
"Don't you say this to exouue a fur
ther waste of tim .'"
"No, but mention the fact to show
that it is now useless to attempt any
thing. But if I were fifty again I
would not gamble, but, avoiding evil
places, would settle down to a life of
common sense and stability. After
the ago of fifty men have accomplish
ed great things, but after seventy,
there is nothing but tho enforced phil-;
osophy of the grave."
"What was the greatest error of
your life?" conscience inquired. \
'"A disregard for the economy of
time. How often have I said, 'Well,
it helps to pass away the time.' Why
~ ? -. . . 1
should we wish to pass ?way the time
exoept that we may be nearer eter
nity? ' A day wholly lost, spent in a
manner to whirl us.lightly through
the precious hours, is muoh worse
than the loss of money, for that may
be regained; Ab, if I were only fifty!"
From the tree an apple fell. The
dreamer started'and awoke,.au4 the
first thought that entered hit mind
was '.'Thank heaven I am only fifty."
-Opie Read. _ _
An Early-Day Railroad Wreck.
- In the early days of the road, there
was a smash-up and all were badly
shaken up. The next morning a burly
farmer limped into the superinten
dent's office and said, "Mr. Superin
tendent, I oame in to see what you
were going to give" me for shaking ma
up so yesterday." The superinten
"dent asked how muoh he thought he
ought to have for his injuries. "Well,
I think it is worth fifty oents and I
will settle for that." The superinten
dent replied that it waa quite a sum,
but as the man seemed hpnest he
would pay him, and he did so, taking
his receipt in full. The superinten
dent raid, "I will be liberal with you
and give you a pass to take you home."
"No you' won't. . As long as these
pins (slapping his legs) last I won't
go on your darn railroad any more."
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ANDERSON, S. G., October ^ 1902.
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