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"Johnnie Heb" Co
Each divinion had a gale in thc
fence leading out to tho bey. The
fonco was 40 or 50 yards from tho wa
ter. After the gates opened in the
morning wo had free access to that
piece of ground and part of thc hay.
About 100 yards out posts were driven
up in the bay, 100 yards or more apart;
that was a dead line. If you were out
swimming and passed thc pouts, look
out for a bullet. We had freo access
to all the water inside the posts to
bathe and fish in: could catoh whiting
and crabs. Whiting carno ia schools,
and if you would drop your hook in
the crowd and jerk it up sometimes
you would catch two or tn reo at a
jerk. Tho piece of ground next the
bay waa used for washing our clothe?
and cooking fish and crabs. A gun
boat lay round most of the time. Ma
jor Grady, commander of the post,
came round one evening in a small
sail boat and came ashore* Two
Johnnies asked him to let them sail
round awhile. He said they oould uso
thc boat, but must not go outside the
posts. There was a brisk wind that
evening. After awhile the boys made
a straight shoot for tho mainland
shore. Tho guard ou tho fence shot
at them, but did no damage. The last
wo saw of tho boat was a small speck
of whito cloth. It happened thero
was no gunboat OD that nido at the
time. Major Brady laughed and said
the Johnnies had outdone him.
1 was going out to tho bay one
miling. After passing tho gate I
.CMUIJ to a pioze of plank. The guard
on tho fence told me to carry it out to
the bay, but I paid no attention to
him. He jumped off the fenoe, hit
me in the face with the butt of his
gun and s .id: "Tho bottom rail is
ou top now." You bet I carried it
then. ? also carried a black eye for
awhile. If hiB gun had gone off 1
would now be somewhere ekd.
I got the book "Beulah." After I
had finished reading it ono of my tent
mates commenced to read it. He
wonld read awhile and walk about.
Some one would turn his marker back.
He was a week reading it. I asked
him how he liked the book. He said:
"It is very good, but there is too much
There was c. little fellow there from
Mississippi 12 or 14 years old. He
would do our washing for a shoo of
bread or some crackers. He would
come round every morning and Wing
me a bucket of water. The well was
at the cook house. The water after
standing awhile would have a thiok
soum all over the top of it.
Every Sunday morning we had com
pany and tonfc inspection. Tv's were
allowed only ono blanket lo the man.
If you bad more than one tho Yan
kees would |ake it. Another crowd
went through the tents and would
take everything in sight. The John
nies who stayed in the oookhouee
were if anything as bad as the Yan
kees. They had to go round to look
after tin oups the boys would carry to
The boys spent most of their time
sitting around talking about getting
home to Dixie. A lot in companies I
and K spent their time playing poker.
Most of the time craokers were the
cash. A Johnnie oame in the pen
his name was Knapp-who had man
aged to get in $300. We had a big
time as long as his money lasted. Ho
got the money from a dead Yankee
oolonel; also got a set of shirt and
.coff buttons and a locket. The but
tonn and laaket were in a bog round
his neok. Tho locket had a likeness
of a young lady in it. Wc wore look
ing at thom one day when a Yankee
sergeant came in. He said ho knew
the young lady-and that she was tho
colonel's intended, and that if Knapp
would sond them to her she would I
.tbess him out. He sent them to, tho
? lady, and she sent him a nioe suit of.
clothes. I was pretty ragged. There
was ?.man in my company from Mary
viand named Dilworth. He told me to
write to Miss Jefferson and isk her to
send mo a suit of clothes and say: "I,
Dilworth, am O. K." In a few days
you would not have known this John
nie. I bad $50 out on the Point that
i had<been sent me from New York
received a letter saying the money
hod bcon sont, but I could get no
bearing from Major Brady. They
Allowed a Catholic priest to come in
?very two wacks and hold ; tua**, I
?ad 15 or ?0 Cat*olios ia my company.
2 waa telling tbs priest ' about my
money. Ho said ho could- carry or
bring no communication, but if he
. found a letter in his pocket he would
Aj&ail it. I toak iii* hint and ia a few
M >.daya I was sent for and gfrea a eut
v The.boys made violins oat of oraok*
NfeVbosea, whicb made very good ma
nie. One Johnnie madoa clock and
put it in an old canteen for a framo.
Y'?nkee lieutenant bought it. Told
iitiriuos .A-ccovmt of
him to go with him to headquarters
and he would pay hin . When they
got to the big gate the lieutenant or
dered the guard to stop him. The
Johnnie lost his clock. Wo had a
Johnnie who was a dentist. He set
up a shop and did work for both the
prisoners and tho Yankees. Tho offi
cers found it out, and thc Johnnie
had plenty of work to do and no pay.
Ile gave it up as a bad job.
I was round at what they called the
"dead house" several times. There
were two tents and the ground all
round thc tents was strewn with dead
men waiting to bo buried.
Thc medical department of the pris
on was as big a farce as I ever saw. If
you had a friend in the dispensary, in
which were a few Johnnies, youoould
get medicine, provided you could get
tho doctor's prescription. We had
small pox in the pen. Some morn
ings I would carry five or six to tho
hospital from my camp. Chances to
leave the hospital alive wero slim.
Tho prisoners died faster than the
Yankees could or would bury them,
lt made a man feel mighty bad after a
visit up there.-J. A. H., in The
I Newberry Observer.
A Typical Confed?rale.
Some weeks ago, in tho closing
hours of a May afternoon, I chanced
to meet a friend whom I have known
only in later years, and yet one whom
I have learned to warmly honor and
esteem. My day's work had ended
and lingering to talk with him for a
time, our conversation, through the
errand that had caused our meeting,
drifted back to the old days when we
were boys-boys who wore the gray.
Modestly, and with no effort to
magnify tho record, he told me of his
service as a soldier and of "the bat
ties, sieges, fortunes he had passed"
whilo on the tented field. We talked
"Tho day, with its sandals dipped in
Had pasBod through tho evening's
and as we parted he told me that he
had preserved some relies of theso old
days that he would some day show me
if I should care to see them, a prom
ise that he afterwards fulfilled.
Strolling homeward under the star
light, there oame into my mind the
thought that if opportunity should
serve me, I would some day write him
up or down, as the case might be, as a
typical Confederate soldier; and this
is what I have written.
Wheo Leo's tattered and hungry
line of gray was V marshalled for the
last time at Appomatox there stood
within ita ranks a boy soldier, who,
ftom the day of his Colistinen? in '61
to the hour when he staoked arms un
der an April sun in '65, had never
been absent from his command for
even a day, ?ave for the brief interval
of a single furlough granted him in
January, '64. With the exception
named, he had borne the weariness of
every march, had slept under tho star
light at every bivouao and had faced
tho music of tho Minies in every en
gagement of thc Army of Northern
Virginia from Cold Harbor to Appo
matox; through summer's beat and
winter's cold, through hardship and
weariness and hunger he ' had never
been "absent sick" for a single day.
Through the Seven Days' ' Battle,
from Gaines' Mill to Malvern Hill,
through Second Maup.asas, where his
company lost 31 per cent, of its num
ber in killed, besides tho wounded;
through Sharpsburg and Fredericks
burg and Chancellorsville, through
tho horrors of Gettysburg and tho
weary months of oonstanC fighting at
Petersburg ho had passed unscathed,
save for tho slight impact of two spent
halls, that fortunately failod to wound.
Of his unremitting faithfulness L
duty through - all theso trying scenes
and of his oonsUnt courage on the fir
ing line his modesty made him silent,
but to theso his offioers and comrades
bear willing and aro plc testimony.
Though unhurt by bsl! or shell, ho
Aannnthn Raid to have ?bed no blood
in tho cause tot whioh he fought.
When Hancock's mea, iu the early
j dawn qf tho historic 12th of May,
rushed the salient held by Johnson'o
division and the safety of Leo's cen
ter wai seriously menaced, the brigade
to which my friend belonged retook by
a gallant charge a portion of the cap
tured ground.- Just in rear of the
Bloody Angle and between the nev- !
formed lines whioh lay but fifty yards
apart, there stood a giant oak that
Was barked and chipped and splinter
ed by Minnie balls through ail that
May day and Half tho succeeding night.
At I a. m. on the 13th it fell and, as
the branching top crashed over the
traverse, one of its limbs drew from
the ear of my friend tho only blood
lost by him during tho four years'
strugle. When tho lines on either
side had been withdrawn his curiosity
led him to revisit the spot, and, with
a piece of cotton twice, which ho still
preserved, ho measured thc fallen
giant and found it just 63 inches in
But space will not permit the reci
tal of further detailed incidents in
his service. When the end bad come
he stacked for the last time the rifle
that had been hi? constant companion
for all these years, and buttoning up
his long parole in his faded jacket, he
began his long tramp homeward.
Reaching Columbia. S. G.. he endeav
ored to secure railway transportation
to thc homo he had left in the summer
days of '61. Thc federal official in
churgo denied him the privilege un
less ho would agree to take tho oath
of allegiance to tho government.
"I have a parole from Geu. Grant,"
said the returning soldier, "and I
don't propoBO to tako any oaths. I
havo walkod from Virginia to this
j place and I guess I eau foot it the
balance of the way."
And so he resumed his tramp, foot*
sore and weary, and yet wearing in
bis brave young heart the conscious
noss that, whatever the future might
have in store for him, there were four
years of his life when in supreme self
sacrifice and in honest and earnest de
votion to duty, he had risen above the
common plane of men.
And, now as the reader has scarce
ly been able to guess of whom I have
written, it may be unjust to him and
to the soldier himself to allow that
identity to remaia undiscovered.
Among tho souvenirs my friend has
shown me there is a sheet of paper,
pocket-worn and yellow with age. On
its faded folds it bears the approval
of his oaptaia, his colonel, his brigade,
division and cor^s commander, and of
General Lee. Around the border of
the modest frame in which it is en
cased, is enlaced tho strand of cotton
twine which measured the historic
tree at Bloody Angle. From that
old-time paper I have taken the privi
lege of copying the following endorse
"Camp Near Orange C. H., Va.,
Jan. 1, 1864.-Corporal B. F. Brown
desires a furlough to visit his family
on account of the long period he haa
been absent from home. He enlisted
August 27, 1861, and since that time
he has never been absent from his
company from any cause whatever.
He has been a good and faithful sol
dier; on every occasion of battle he
has behaved gallantly, while in camp
his conduot has been the most soldier
like. Wm. Aiken Kelly, Capt. Co.
L, First South Carolina Volunteers."
And now, why have I written this?
Some day in the ooming months or
years, for him as for us all, the silver
oord will be loosed and the golden
bowl be broken. Aoross the river,
whose silent waves have never felt the
dip of a returning oar, he will some
day rest under the shade of the tree?
with the comrades who have gone be
fore him to the unknown Und. Above
the mound that covers this silent
dust, friends will lay floral tributes in
kindly token of the love they bore
him and it is well that this should
And yet it oannot be amios to strew
sometimes a flower or two along th?
living pathway of our friends before
their eyes are sightless and their tired
hands are still. And so Ix trust this
brief, imperfeot tribute to his record
as a soldier will causo the sod that
will some day be garlanded by loving
hands, to press none the. lesa, lightly
over his manly heart.-W. A. Oiark,
in Augusta Chrociole.
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A Man Under the Napoleonic Standard.
A writer in the State in the issue
of July 4th oopies a letter from Gen.
Leo in whioh ho regretted that 'Gen.
Micah Jenkins with his Sou^h Caro
lina Brigade was not with him at the
battle of Gettysburg and stating the
result might have been different if
General Jenkins had been present.
This is the first public mention of
euoh a letter having been written by
General Lee but it is of record that he
asked President Davis t at Jenkins bo
sent with him on thc Gettysburg
campaign. Gen. Jenkins was on the
Blackwater ac tho time and June 7th,
1863, Gen. Lee requested that the
brigades of Cooke und Jenkins be al
lowed to follow him. President Davis
thought best, however, to keep Gen.
Jenkins back and it may have been
On June 18th, 1863, tho Yankees
attempted to cross tho Blackwater
with ten regiments of infantry, two
of cavalry and sixteen pieces of artil
lery but were driven back by General
Jenkins and that section saved from
On July 3rd, 1863, near the White
House on the Pamunkey river, Gen.
Jenkins drove back a force of Yan
kees' which was trying to make its way
to Richmond and he was also called
on about the last of July to assist
Gen. Ransom drive a force of the ene
my away from the Nottoway river
which they had reached on their way
So it will be seen that Gen. Jenkins
was not idle during the Gettysburg
ca tnpaign but rendered important ser- j
Speaking of thc death of General 1
Jenkins at tho Wilderness, the writer
says: "Gen. Longstreet was wounded
at the same instant and the Wilder
ness fight was lost." The battle of
tho Wilderness was not lost and even
Gen. Grant did not claim success aid
no other Northern soldier so far as we
have ever aaen. . ,
In the artiofe Gen. Jenkins is called
the "boy general." No such term
was in use those days. We had no
"boy generals," "boy preachers,"
"boy evangelists,"-they were all
Men in the Army of Northern Virgin
ia. Napoleon said that one became ?
man in a single campaign like that of
Itality. This was the third campaign
for Gen. Jenkins and aooording to the;
Napoleonic standard he was a full
man. Besides Gen. Tom Logan and
Gen. John D. Kennedy, from thi$
State, were younger men than Gen.
- It bas tftksc the medical world a
great many years, to discover that a
loss of hearing is almost invariably
caused by some desease of the throat
or nose or both. Reocnt researches
have demonstrated this fsot. beyond a
question. The use of strong smelling
salts is one of the most prolific causes
of deafness, operating by weakening
tho olfactory erves, and through them
the auditory system. All strong and
pungent odors should be avoided as
far as possible.
- A woman's way of being gener
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The cooling done in filtered air, in a plate glass room..
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2?rom now 'till September 1st we propose to keep up the
record, and so- \, * - '
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A 40-inch Percale, newest designs, worth 10c, our pnce 7c.
A 40-inch White Lawn, worth 6c, going.at 5c.
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