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A. O. STRICKLAND,
The battle o?" I
J. R. in N*wb
Dec. ll tb, 1802.
OQ the morning of December 11th,
1802, Longstreet's corpa lay in camp
around Fredericksburg. Jackson's
corps was down tho river near Hamil
We were aroused on the morning of
the ll th away before day by tho boom
of a big cannon; iu a minute by anoth
er. It seems that these were tho sig
nals for the beginning of the great bat
tle that was to follow.
In talking about those two big guns,
I heard a member of the Quitman
Rifles say they roared him nearly to
death, for he knew what it meant.
The long roll was beat, and tho com
mand to fall in was given, and we
were soon in motion. Couriers were
dashing in every direction. We
moved in the direction of the breast
works up to the right above the city.
Kcrshaw's brigade took position on
the right of tho Telegraph road. This
road runs winding around Mayne's
hill. There was a rook wall on both
sides of this road, o -d th-ro was a
small stream running betweon our
punition and Mayne's hill. It was
yet dark when we took up our posi
tion here. We could hear the rattle
of musketry down on the river, driv
ing off tho bridge-builders-that n
tho pontoon bridge. ? pontoon it> u
largo bateau with two rings on each
side, so they can be fastened together,
and with a short chain or rope at one
end, so ii can jjo fastened to a large
rope stretched across the stream.
Heavy scantlings are laid on these
pontoons side by side, then the floor
ing is laid on loose, and tho bridge is
ready. This is the kind of bridge the
enemy were trying to build. It was
not Gen. Loo's intention to keep
Burnside from crossing, but to keep
him from crossing till ho oould
get his scattered army in position.
Ho had his army scattered watching
Gen. Burnside, to see which oourse
he would take; and it was on this
morning that it had developed that
he waB going by way of Fredericks
Anderson's division of our corps
waa on the extreme left of Lee's army,
at Taylor'.? hill. There were three of
these hills on our side of the river,
where Longstreet's corpa had taken
position. Our division (MoLaws')
was between Mayne's, on our right.
Cobb's brigade of Georgians, of Mo
Law's division, were posted behind a
stono wail along an old road at the
foot of Mayne's hil), and baok of
them at the crest of the bill was
another line that oould ?fire over the
front lino.'. This was the point upon
which all the fighting on the ieft Wis
to hinge; not because of any weakness
it this point, bat there was a level
platean extending for nearly a mile
out to the woods on the river bank,
arid this place afforded a footing
? nore they oonld mass their troops
after orossicg tb) river preparatory
for a oharge.
Jackson's corps reaehed from a
little below Lee's hill along the river
to Hamilton's orossing.
B irksdale's Mississippians kept the
Va t. kees from laying their pontoons
uoiil everything was ready to ?ot them
It seems that Gen. Barnside bad
brought np every piece of artillery he
hid along our front from left to right,
and opened on ns; and for about one
hour they made the earth quiver.
There wes hardly a house left that
was not torn by shot and shell.
Barkedale'a brigade, having accom
plished their purpose, were with
drawn, and the enemy were allowed to
cross. They had laid two pontoon
bridges-one right down in our front
and one about a mile below, down to
wards Hamilton's orossing. They
were allowed to cross unmolested, and
they kept it up. All that day and
night we oonld hear their wagooB ?nd
artillery crossing the pontoon. a ,
The next morning, tho 32th, aa tho
fog along the river olearod away, we
could seo on the hill beyond the
river ons solid' moving mais ot blue,
making their way to tba river. AU
day long they kept ooming over-not
e shot, nothing to molest them. They
were walking righi into the trap sst
for them, to get them over tho ri/er
into the ?ow grounds, sofa* from their
large guns that they could not ass
grape and can i a ter, and ? only their
light artillery could they bring over
to the support of their linos of battle.
AU tbs whole day of the 12th waa
BpenY by tbs- Federal army crossing
the river ?nd getting in position,
We lay idle spectators, looking on,
wa&sg fe? thom to get ready to give
na a dare.
: Their beads r?cr? playing, and when
som? popular pises Was played they
would "ha*tah?** and bid Jonaa^;
cooli ubt stand thia; he aaa. .to play
pj^^^ttd give them the rebel yell,
I and we insde the low grounds ring.
We thought as the whole day had
j been spent in getting ready surely the
I ball would open tomorrow. Tho night
of the 12th was a very eold night and
every thing was frozen next morning.
Thero was a very heavy fog along the
river in the morning; you oould not
see any diatauce in front. The fog
lusted till the middle of tho morning.
Thc big guns over the river opened
the ball by throwing acme shells away
down on our right, on Jackson's part
of the line. Soon every cannon on
both sides opened up, and for aa hour
or more there was oce continued fire.
When tho artillery oeased we could
hear heavy firing down towards Hamil
All at once in the low grounds, in I
front of Cobb'9 brigade, behind the
stone wall, at the foot of Mayne's
bill, the Federals wera seen coming in
a charge; but they did not come very
far before they turned and retreated.
On their retreat they met another
line of battle coming. As soon as
Gen. Longstreet saw this seoond Hoe
coming we were ordered down to the
rook wall to reinforce Cobb's brigade.
Our regiment fell in behind Cobb's
legion. Tho fight was on hot and
heavy as we went down the street
through tho town aud down to the
rook wall. All our regimental officers
were wounded before we got in posi
tion. Capt. Hanoe took command of
the regiment; be was soon killed.
Then Capt. Summer took oommand;
ho was soon killed. Then Capt. J.
K. G. Nanoe; he was wounded, but
remained and commanded the regi
ment the balance of the day.
As we wont in that morning every
house had sharp-shooters in it, and
from every window upstairs the sharp
shooters were popping away at us.
All of the regiments of our brigade ex
cept the 3rd had good protection.
Company C had some protection by
means cf a sunken rca i behind the
line that was up against the stone
wall. We came into position just as
the Yankees were making the eeo?nd
oharge. And right here we stayed all
day under a heavy cannonading and a
galling fire from sharp shooters in the
houses between the charges. The
Yankees made seven or eight differ
ent charges. There was one charge I
want to make special mention of; it
? was the one next to the last, when
j Moagher's Irish Zouaves of New
York mado the oharge with empty
Our ammunition was nearly out
the detail that had gone after ammu
nition had not gotten back. The bat
tery on the hill was nearly out. We
could see the Yankees getting ready
for another oharge. Some aBked what
would we do if no ammunition oame,
and we were told that we must re
ceive them with the bayonet; and it
began to look like this was going to be
the ease. But alt at once a great
noise in our rear made us look around
to see a fresh battery of four guns,
with well filled oaisons, oharging down
the road sn i up the hill. They took
op position with the battery on the
hill, and in the meantime . our ammu
nition came. Our batt?ry paid no at-;
i?utio?to tbs Yankee batt*::s5? h??
began to play on the line of battle in
our front. Sometimes a charge of
grtpe Bhot woy ld strike in their ranks
andeute great gap in their line.
They would closeup and Come on in
as perfeot orders if they were going
on dress parade. On, they oame.
Soon they got in reaoh of our rifles.
I ncl;oed a Georgian when he got him
a supply of ammunition. He took a
fresh chew of tobacco, spit i\ his
baods, gripped his old gun, and drop*
pea on his knee with hie gun pointing
oat to the front like he meant busi
ness. He did not have long to wait
before the business came. I don't
think I ever saw a cooler or more de
liberate and determined charge'.than
that Irish brigade made that evening;
but the fire we poured into their lino
bf battle waa more than mortal men
could it?ud. They had. undertaken
todo an impossibility, and they could
hut fail; only a few lived to get hack
.-one fellow got almost near enough
to reaoh the wall with) his bayonet,
wr>*n \Q was killed. I do not think
tw > out of a hundred got back,
.They' met another line coming,'^if^|
? did not amount to much-they soon
ran baok. This ended the righting on
The Yankees had pressed jackson
baok.from the river in tba early part
of thought, hut in tho evening the
tide changed an<? he .w?||?OT**
them beck on the river. Hight roo
lina ngiment had on'y four un-u
aftr-r tho battle for roll call that
I Tri ll give you some of tho ezperi*
coceo of iw? ?i?Qibci? of Company E
that day-one of them is still alive,
and will vouoh for the truthfulness of
this story. They were both wound
ed and had gotten over behind a bank
and were sitting with their backs to
the bank, their faces out towards the
mill pond, whioh was frozen over.
Late in the evening they heard some
one coming yelling like "Old Harry"
was after him. He soon came over
whore they were. He was a Georgian
and was wounded in the arm. They
oalled him to come in where they
were, and be sat down between them.
They scolded him for being suoh a
baby. The fellow said he was going
to die, and ho wanted them to bury
him and not let tho buzzards eat him.
So they promised. While setting
there the solid shots wouid como over
tho mill and strike in this pond and
sometimes skip right up to thom be
fore sinking. At last one came skip
ping along and bounned up and struok
the Georgian square in the breast.
His head dropped forward and he fell
over. They thought he was killed,
but he soon showed siges of reviving.
Then they poured some water in bis
mouth, and it strangled him and made
him cough up some blood, and to tbr.'r
surprise he rallied and wes seon able
to sit up; and when they left there he
was able to go with them. They cross
ed the mill race and were going
through some sedge and small pine on
their way over the hill to the field in
firmary. As they were going up the
hill the Yankeos threw a shot whioh
"truck just behind them; it bouooed
up and hit the Georgian in the rear,
turning him a summersault. They
knew this shot finished him this time.
They went on to the infirmary and
told the litter-bearers where to go to
find him. Warriok O'Dell took three
men anda litter and went to hntit
Mm. They soon returned with him
a.u\ reported that he was alive. These
two men who were with him asked
Dr. Evans to do something for that
mao who had been struok by two can
non balls, from front and rear, and
shot through the arm with a Minnie
ball and was still alive. Dr. Evans
examined him and pronounced him as
good as dead and would do nothing for
him. They persuaded the doctor to
give him some brandy; and he revived
again, and when they were carried to
Bichmond, a day or two after, this
fellow was placed on a litter and car
ried on, and the last they saw of
him he was abb to be up and walking
Sergeant Bradley, of Company B,
was wounded that evening-shot
through the calf of the leg-and he
tock the same route back to the in
firmary. When he went to cross the
stream at the mill a shell exploded
down by his side and blew him over
the stream and broke one of his arms
j ana never broke -the skin anywhere.
Jack Chambers says he was put on
vidette that night in a piazza and an
old hen was roosting in the same
piazza. He stole tbs hen asd ate her
and she was the fattest hen he ever ate?
Jack was. more fortunate than the ma
jority of the boys that day. for they
bad wounds tb nurse, while Jsok was
?iv?ug ca c?iickc" pie. . J. B< .
"A Little Hasty."
A writer in Trotwood'a Monthly
says: ?; . . R . :
' "I remember a laughable incident
on Hock's retreat at s small creek be
tween Nashville and Columbia;" said
another old soldier present. It was
carly morning, cold and sleety., We
had waded the creek, but bad t\? go
back to help pull the artillery over.
AB we came out of the mun and water,
a long line of us tugging at a gun, a
lank, solemn soldier walked hp on thc
i bask, drew himself up with great dig
nity , and in a sepulchral voice said:
Instantly every man stepped and
listened for somo important announce
ment; . :V; ..'.' ;.?
"Feliew-ciiisens," -?ent on the mao,
in a deep, earnest con?; ;Veftahmuch
reflection an' me.tnre deliberation, I
j have decided-, th*V South Carob*na was
j a little too ItastyV -\
7 He was so solemn ?nd earnest that
he was greeted with a big laugh and
shoat. *? - \
LacccHj?? Was a Consnmer.
. .* - --:';Vi':'4B
A few'years ago a - Fren oh'^Oan adi a ii
aamed Lseosmh, who had been before
tue poiiuo ?;??i??. of ^rVatsrviile,' %^
at least a'd?sen times f or idmnken
Vl^Vat peidliiis" li^ttof aoottt th?
Sirona grounds one day when one of
tho big show? was exhibiting itt that
Iwwn. Later in tae day Laop?mb was
hsdfaptd aom*ny tlm^a.
??standup, ?Yoi*;.a?e charged with
ling ono pint of wb^fj^^?^Wl
i -rf. What say yj&7.*T*y<*?
>Jg$!?to kuowjjy ib^
A veteran of the British army ia
India once saw a strange eight on a
httHloRoM Aa lia ?alla oin,,/ a
squadron of cavalry had been held in
reservo under cover of a field battery
and an infantry regiment. The artil
lery duel had ended. The assault of
the enemy i?. ovemholmiog numbers
had been repuldod by the Bteadines? o'
the infantry. While a cloud of smoke
hung over the field thc oavalry receiv
ed an order to charge with drawn sa
Tho troopers started in close order
for the enemy's lino. Midway they
met a destructive fire from earthworks
in front of them and from the woods
on their flank. A young cavalryman,
with his saber, drawn, was sb"t in the
heart while leading in the first file.
The hor jo halted, swerved to the right
ead turned back, but the rider kept
his seat without flinching. The other
troopers weot on, carried the earth
work by storm, rode at full gallop af
ter the retreating force and oonverted
defeat into rout.
Tho dead trooper meanwhile was re
turning with white face and with the
blood streaming from his wound. Un
der his nerveless hand the horse re
ceived neither check nor leading and
made its own way toward the infantry,
which was now advanoing rapidly. As
the smoke lifted the soldiers saw tho
solitary rider ooming, with one band
in a death grip upon the saddle, while
the other still bold the sword rigidly
It was a sight never to be forgotten
-the galloping horse, with tho dead
cavalryman still mounted and looking
grim and fierce. It was not until the
rider had gone fifty yards from the
spot where he had been killed that he
rolled off the horse.
A similar story is told of Captain
Nolan, whe delivered. the fatal blue
dering order for the charge of the fa
mous Light brigade. He was seen on
the field of Balaklava, riding from the
hills whore the staff officers were
drawn, up to the quarter where the
brigade was stationed. The oharge
began, and what was left of the bri
gade returned in broken groups.
At last Captain Nolan was ?seen gal
loping rapidly toward tho center of
the field. He was firmly seated,
straight as aa arrow and riding well?
Suddenly the horse swerved and the
rider toppled over.
The of?oers who were nearest rush
ed forward but when they lifted him'
from the ground ?hey found him lifo
less. Like the Indian s ab er man, he
had been shot and instantly killed, bnt
his horse had oarried him saf ely across
the field, ont of the reaoh of the pursu
ing Cossacks _
There wo? bio id in the eyes of the
two suburb" housewives as they
glared dsggtr* ai one another over the
*1 AB for yon,'* hissed the one \n the
red knit jacket, "I don't know what I
could say that would ho sufficiently se*
vere.1 -I bate youl? * ,<i .. .
^'''And yojo,'' retorted the ooo ib tho
blue shawl,.f, "are really not worth
wa?iiag breath ove-J. So therej" : ;
There was a painf ul pause, and then
the one in the knit jacket continued:
v **I would say,a great deal raore;were\
it ?cot for your sweet little baby." ,
"Biv--do you really think he is
: sweet?'J, ?.' .;-. ?jj ?
"I do, and l &va not backward about
saying it, although ? despise hts moth
er. He is the prettiest little boy in
^Then-rthen letV make Up.'' Neigh
bora shouldn't bo enemies. I'll hand
- you a dish of stewed prunes over the
j S?nos*nr^hi?ig? ^
v\ A f|xer. .
A per?eysting youth had oalled sev
eral times At ?he home of a young lady,
to be met each-time with a "not Cat
home.". Uyon.;. one ? occasion he had
seen her go in ; just before he reaeh.eo;
; the gate. H?B ring was. answered by
wamali ; brother;;/"-.
" jimmy,Td ?M*0 to-see your sis
ter," the deter mined young mau said.
suryeying; him (?is?ainf ?lly.^ $ A,g
;. youth protested. >' .
"?an't help that. Tell yett^ai:
FU do, though," Jimmy said, ^dj?|
: scoudingly. 1 'You give mc y our pac*
\ ,?f cigarettes, au' W aand her down."
/. ^"Yon areto?^o^^-;^ smokey
^DoXget'em?" Jimmy said, ?3
ting raply, and the bc* was handed
: over. Leaving th*? visitor seated in the
. ^Sor, ; j?ni?ay' 4isl????Kt?n?. ^ rVwt?
^"ShsMt-Jfr' down 000a," ne saM^
.?EW?id yfift w Jimmyt''
th?y&ut?si^?iu^;' ;v-'-.;. .
' The ; .ooy;'; .iroryeyed- :^ito:;rw^th:,;aU
amused grio. j
^AW.^told her it wasrthQ falloir
;shV a . j
..H^^ifiWMft?? ?awn aud sat wHVl
A Word to Mothers.
It is an ancient Greek proverb
v/hieU says, "Give your child to be
educated by a sieve and instead ox
one slave you will have two." Tho
significance of these words will be
carefully considered by mothers who
have their childrens' highest welfare
at heart. Mothers who allow their
children to spend hours each day
with chance employes upon the farm,
are often horrified to find a precious
little one using vulgar language or re
lating a stray bit of gossip quite be
yond his youthful years; influence? of
early life upon oharaoter are strong,
and true it is that even a mature per
son of a refined nature, oomiog in con
tait with immorality will imbibe some
thing of tho grossness.
Strangers frequently aro placed
upon the farm io work, and the chil
dren allowed to go with them where
inclination, may lead; often this proves
highly injurious to the child; the
mother is, indeed, worth little if she
ha.,1 not sufficient wisdom to advise,
control, to encourage and to point ont
the Oangers and difficulties that beset
the paths and to gain a strong hold
upon the ohildren by daily compan
ionship; it is not necessary to belong
to a dozen dubs to impress us with
the importance of intimate compan
ionship that should exist vbetw*en
mother and children. V/s do sst seed
more club work but more well direct
ed individual ?Sort.
During a child's very early years,
he is conr*antly in need Of assistance
from the mother, hence is closely as*
sooiatsd with her. No one oan give
the little attentions' quite so satisfac
torily as the mother. It is the moth
er who oan soothe the grief and re
move the difficulties in snob a pleas
ing manner. It is dnring these early
: esra, when the mother is a constant
necessity to the child, that she must
lay the foundation for the compan
ionship for future years. The right
of motherhood only, does not confer
confidence and respeot of ohildren,
bat to properly govern the ohildren a
mother must be sll she wishes her
ohildren to become. If she allows
herself to display fits of temper can
she punish the ohildren when they do
the same thing?
Ohildren gain false ideas by being
allowed to so olosely associa to with
the transient help on the farm?
Mothers should not allow vulgar
, stories repeated in their children's
presence. It was a wise mother that
said to a woman whose wit consisted
in telling stories; "Mrs* M. I must
ask you not to repeat snob stories in
the presence of (the children,:their lit
tle minds are occupied 'with their les
sons, their games and music .andi
am trying to keep them unsullied."
This mother was bending all her en
ergies toward making the lives of her
children pare and beautiful within
and without, y When -a. woman be
comes a mother she becomes a model
whether she wins st or nut. - It is
really a noble mother who can hy ex
ample teaoh her children patience,
cheerfulness, hopefulness and studi
ous habit-- .;. ; J.',
-. Tb*. V. jv, ; Mr. Sherman, bf our
China mfasic?, says that superstitions
make life miserable for the Chinese,
says the American Church Sunday
sohool Magasine. They build their
streets crooked so that evil spirits oan
not a> *;thrbngh them, and haye thoir
doors set in sideways to make it still
more difficult for the spirits to sneak
in, while all the time they are in dread
bf misfortune overtaking them. But
the spread of Christianity is doing