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' 15Y WILLIAM CXLLO" LUYAXT.
'Oli, country, marvel of the earth !
()n realm tobudden greatness grown !
The- age that gloried in thy biith,
Shall it behold thee overthrown '!
Shall Ir.uUii- lay that greatness low V
2o, Land of Hope and Blessing, Xo!
.And we .ho wear thy glorious name,
.Shall v.e, like cr.nens, stand apart,
Ik n iho- whun thou ha?t trusted aim
iWvLo dtMtli-bliv at thv crenuous Ii.'.t C
ft-i'i gws the battle-cry, and lo (
!S -ii n in Iiarues-, snouting, -o.
-6 cy who foun 'ed, in our laud,
hall j cr 'diat ruhs from sea to -. a, ,f
tt bedbi.v in va'ii, or ainly jiUiUK-' jt.
fromtv' thin-country grvafaW .cgp j
, "inn allies froiirbeimy 'jt?
"reel the tfu-illing niuB.7C
nuns f "
t'u centle tics whiclfloig
st r Srtati were pr.md t wtar,
l-L'fd the kindly links -trjifg
'T- i.iL- hands in .-;..t to t..f
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r j 114. ai;ui..ii4. ii.iin.-j ii-mi. " ..- . .
Xo, by our iatln-f'-j memory .No
Our hunuisiiig mai I, our iron u a. ,
Out- win !-ti'-sod vv)d-on mountain cfot,
'Xh Iio'ii- Atlantic, with hh !n -,
'lh . .!:ii,h:o.id Ocean of th- tt est,
An 1 Miif-ippi's touent-tlow,
And 1 -i 1 Xiag.ir.1, answer, X!
X -'. lhiiour i Jiiiih, wlun t! y
U L . 1. ji in Eld7.ini tv.i!.' tc'.t,
H;,' at '- ut. king -hall 11- nadtay,
Iriu '- country, ve!eme i t pit !
rn -o.. -it thou, Ilk us, biou'i i 'oV. T'
IJ.i , ui a group of shadow-, N !
Voi ' ' behold. Uio aim tint ' e
' .i' ..Uivy in our .nth'Tiii:
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I i, tou'iiar lami
'1 '. it imIi1, .1-11 v Inch :
On (loiH'-j ttoi-.in.l J. -hK b. Ii w,
'"u n i, j ii men's -i 'lit, t'u- aii-oei Xo'
It is ncailv as .-.musing a- it is astonish-
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t ?r.,r to cm t uw t.CLSSieive;uous oi iccii-
nicalltl'-s lie open iimu i a ui auucasiuii,
uid the .'-Lcret opponents of the (Joveru-
vjt incut, liaio become, all at once. 'vcn in
Ut ilm sccioed States, which tl-iim to be an
v indeicncem aim uuuign eamir, iiiu joui-
? . . . . i i ii. :
ty hals an.i oratora voik themselves into
frenzies or patsion at waat mey eatecm
ricSi'lont Lincoln's violations of the Con
stitution oi' the United Nites '. They pro
fess that they have no longer any interest
in the Union, aud care nothing for the
United States, uor its Constitution.
Taking them at their word, ma' we not
inquiio what right they have to meddle in
out .Hilars, and to become the champions
of the constitutional rights of a people who
arc foreigners to them? Or, Mnce, not
withstanding all their talk about indepen
dencc, the) cannot avoid mcddliug in the
'ulfairs of the Union, is it not possible that
thev 2 i 111 contemplate the contingency of a
k- re-union with the United States ?
.But what do their charges against the
President of violating the Constitution
amount to? What light have they to
1 ring such charges agamst the President,
..ven though he were ten times the usurper
I nat he is falsely chaiged to be: Are they
.T-stopped by their own acts from bring
ing accusations against any one? Is not
it e whole history of Secession a record of
urpations, of unblushing robberies, of
provoked cruelties, of flagrant nud un
it rrantablc outrages on the very Constitu
tion they now accuse the President of
? violating ? When they resolved to separate
i from the Union, did they do it Iiay. did
J they even propose to do it in a fair, de
i ce, and constitutional way? Bid they
h present a solemn report oi tuoir grievances
j1 to their sister States, and earnestly ask for
5J . - - -
"j& ncnccful deDarturc from the Union ?
cj ., nniinnni conveimou 10 autnnrizft iimir
X"n- tho.v seceded v.'ith shouts of dc-
i'-j4fiancc. aiitt significant threats of hostilities.
( They vowed a war, anu at once prepared
tfor it. They roooeu tue arsenals, tue
mints, aud the treasuries; tuey seized the
Pffedfcral ships and dockyards; attacked,
captured and despoiled -tue tederai troops,
a nnd ended by beseiging and bombarding a
kUlielDlcss federal garrison. And yet, after
Msdi this, they have the effrontery to com-
ipladn that the 'President of the United
fc'iSWMes has been cuilty of some slight vic-
thu. or rather evasion3, -of the Constitu-
inn in the measures ho took to defend the
xtAtio-Ts life vfrom thsir cruel and causeless
gl"EvciT here in Miitiri we hear these
jfctiipTaintsof violationshf the Constitution,
from those who haf all the will, andlfhe would have furnished more ot them.
only lack the power, to tear that Constitu
tion to ebreds, and violatjj every clause in
if. They complain of outrages on the lib
erty of the press, violations of the privilega
of habeas corpus, and outrages on the
sovereignty of Missouri. They would have
the Government encompassed "by malignant
and desperate ioxjs, ind yet forbid it to
defend its life. They would have the
Government assailed on all sides by mili
tary violence-, and yet restrict it to consta
bles, sheriffs, marshals, writs nud legal
processes, as the sole instruments of pro
tection. They would permit a hundred
thousand bayonets pointed at its hc.nrt, and
3et limit it to a paper Constitution as a
breastplate of defence against the unthink
ing aud irreverent steel. They would allow
it to be menaced by a powerful military
force, and yet deny it till means of resist
ance but the fetjble'ciul powef.
These opponents of the Government
complain of the presence of Federal troops
in Missouri complain that those troops
have been used to capture a camp of State
troops and 'Complain that they are now
employed in suppressing a Causeless and
Unwarrantable revolt by a disloyal Gov
ernorclaiming that neither Gov. Jackson
ncr anybody else commenced hostilities in
the State, until provoked to it by the out
rages of federal tVcops. Is this true?
Nay, is it not glaringly untrue ?
Was not the Liberty Arsenal robbed and
sacked by citizens of Missouri, acting,
probably, under orders, or, at least, with
the sanction of the Governor of the .State ?
Was not the Government warehouse at
Kansas City robbed of the arms deposited
tlfere for use on the frontier? Were not
the arms thus stolen, seized to arm the
revolt which Gov. Jackson meditated .' and
are thc' not at this very moment turned
against the Government to whom they
Was not the State camp at LindellV
wood, near St. Louis, made the depository
of Government arms stolen from the Baton
Jtouge Ar'cnal, and sent to Slissouii by
the Cmifularntc Govcruficut, at Govcinoi
.ri... s.tfi'j "-tfn vi n i. -it! t trt lid htm in n
revolt whfch ho was then actively and
secictly preparing for? And were nut
these arms, known to be the stolen pro
perty of the United States, received at
Camp Jackson with shoutings and exul
tations over the adroit tiick by which the
Lairo.blcek.ide hr.d been avoided, aud the
fcdcial authorities at St. Louis hoodwinked?
All thesa facts mu-t be lemembered and
-taken into account in forming an opinion
of the policy of the Fedetal Government
in Mi-s.iiui. They were all acts of hostile
vioh-ncc against the Pedchil Government,
dilfeiing only in deg.ee, not in character,
from the seism e of the New Orleans Mint,
and the attack ou Foit Sumter. Could
the Federal Government allow thee acts
of violence, committed, some of them, by
the tacit pei mission, and some of them at
the positive instigation, of Gov. Jackson,
to go unpunished aud unnoticed?
A few years ago, when Lieut Governor
Ilovnolds'was U. S. Attorney for the Dis
trict of Missouri, hli employed all the
meded firce at his command, to arrest,
impiison and punish a poor man in McDon
ald county, in the extreme South-wcsterr.
corner of Missouri, for cutting a few trees
on the capacious wild domain of the Gov
ernment in that legion.
If Mr. llcynolds was juMiGcd (and in a
legal point of iew he certainly was.) in
thus arresting and arraigning a citizen for
damaging the public domain to the value
of a few cents, is not the Government a
thousand times justified In the military
measures it has taken to punish the Lieut.
Governor's adherents, who not only have
robbed the Government arsenals of thous
ands of dollars worth of property, but are
even attempting to take the life itsslf of
War is a harsh necessity, and its evils,
even to those who had no hand in produc;
ing it, arc hard to be borne. But the
Government did not begin this. war. It
was forced upon it. Even here in Mis
souri, the Governmcnt'was attacked, before
it drew the sword, and it drew the sword
then only to defend itself, and punish its
The Government being the assailed party,
we ought to allow it a wider margin for de
fence, aud a larger liberty of action, than
its aggressors. We must allow it as wide
a margin, and as great a freedom, as we
accord to those who have provoked and
forced it to resistance. The people of the
United States expect, and have hitherto
received, the utmost leniency from their
Government. Will they refuse it, now, in
its hour of deadly peril, the poor privilege
of defending its life, and, with it, their
own lives? Missouri jojicr.
A Woman for the Times. The Troy
Times says, an elderly lady who attended
a meeting of the First Vermont Regiment
just before they left for the seat of war,
certainly evinced the most patriotism of
any we have yet heard of. As soon as the
prominent speakers had finished patriotic
speeches, the old lady arose, full of en
thusiasm, and said she thanked God that
she was able to do something ior her
country her two sons, ail she possessed in
the world, wore in the regiment,, and the
only thing she had to regret was that she
could not have known it twenty years ago,
JUXCTIOX, THURSDAY, SEP"!. 12, 13G1.
FK031 TUE JIHSCTIOX BOYS.
IXTERE3T1XG ACCOUXT OF THE BAT
TLE OF WILSOXS CREEK.
Weare gratified to lay before our readers
the followibg extracts 'of a letter from a
young man a member of the Junction
Home Guards, now Company B, Second
Regiment, Kansas Volunteers to his
father, in this place. They are 'unusually"
interesting, and will be read with avidity
not only by those who have friends in this
company1, but by every true Kansan. It
was not intended for publication, aud we
arc therefore not allowed to use any names.
We would be- pleased to have the writer
assume the title of ' our own correspond
ent," and fuihish us occasionally with a
letter descriptive of array scenes, kc, for
the benefit of those in our midst who have
friends in the ranks.
We would here remark that this letter
corroborates in every particular the glow
ing accounts given of the bravery of our
intrepid boys. In a fair field, against such
overwhelming numbers, with hearts made
sad by ilia early fall of their much-beloved
commander together with the disabling of
their regimental officers, we think the First
and Second Kansas have proved themselves
the crack regiments of the war. 2hci
didn't get no " panic V It does appear,
however, from the subjoined account, that
the boys cf the Second did have some
panic in their ca'rtiidge-boses, and it fur
ther appears that they understood sending
it home ! The honor and patriotism of
our young State have been nobly main-
tained h'S hel' bravc S0,1S-
Iu view of
ko - place ana circumstances ot the ate'
battle, well they might apply ' to them
selves ''Vengeance is ours!"
Camp, 2 miles from Holla, Mn., "
August !,- ISftl. 5
I have just got a little tinto to ntysclf to
wiitc you, and let you know how, and wheic
I am, as well as the rest of the JunctioiTtroys?
T escaped all the bullets in our battle of the
10th inst., and have now nearly recovered
from the fatig'ie of our march to this place.
I never expect to sec such another battle
ii I were to stay in the array a life-tiiae. Our
little band of only a little ocv 1300 men, left
Springfield the night before the 10th, and
marched till nearly daylight, then W; down
in the grass and slept about two hours, I think.
By daylight we started agtiin, being within
two miles of the enemy's camp. Colonel
Siegel had been detached from is, taking
1200 men and six cannon, to fall Upoii the
enern' upon their opposite flank. The inten
tion was to place McCuIlough's fone between
two fires. We retained with us twelve pieces
of artillery. About 6 o'clock the first gun
was firetl, and in fifteen minutes the battle
was fairly under way.
McCulIough's force was 32,000, but at our
first fire five regiments of Missourians tied,
and never returned, thus reducing his foice
to 27,000 only six men to our one.
Our regiment was at first stationed in the
rear as a reserve, and while so statioued, our
company was sent out uuder Major Cloud as
sKiimishers, and to attack a body of cavalry,
in conjunction with Wood's davalry. The
cavalry advancing proved to be ?IcCullough's
much talked-of Texan Rangers, numbering
1500. They did look splendid, although we
only 8aw some three hundred of them, and
coming on them unexpectedly, both sides were
in doubt as to whetfcr they were meeting'
friend or foe. Our boys were deployed as
skirmishers, nnd the line was nsarly as long
as that of a regiment in close order. They
unrolled a secession ting, and some of us fired
on them two or three times. About twentv
saddles were emptied In as many seconds
their flag bearer went down first. The flag
fell among the horses, and was trampled in
the dusi by their own men.
We strpsd the Rangers, and had the pleasure
of seeing them turn their backs. Had we not
stopped them, they would have came in our
rear, and taker, our wagons for the wounded,
Charged on our rear and cut us all to pieces.
Then we rejoined our regiment. Upon
reaching it, we found that it had been tinder
fire once, and was nearly half a mile in ad
vance of where we left it. We learned that
Colonel Mitchell had been wounded severely,
and General Lyon killed, while leading our
regiment into action.
Otir regiment was formed immediately upon
our reaching it, and led up to the'erest of a
hill in front of us, where we awaited the
enemy, who was making preparations to
charge nponxxa. We were here joined by 'four
parts of companies, belonging to the. First Kan
sas regiment This swelled our little orce to
about 600 mi not a man more than that. We
were seat frward to receive the shock, ofithe
enemy's coldkns, and to hold them in check.
All our otker regiments, after "defeating and
driving -back what seemed overwhelming
numbers," had retired, and their officers weie
endeavoring to reform them agrin. "N'e must
save the command, or all was lost. Tet even
then the main body of McCuIlough's forces
had retreated four miles, and were burning
their train because the? coi.ld not take k
along, and feared its being captured.
a We lay in the b:ush 'or about five minutes.
in suspense, cur officcr3 riding along the line
encouraging us, when Aire was opened upon
us by two regiments of infantry from Lou
isiana and Arkansas, and McCtallough's Texan
Ringers, as the cn.ire body charged upon us
from a hill about an eighth of a mile distant,
directly in fiont, with a ravine between.
They were supported by a battery about
J00 yards from ns; 'and a body of Indians,
supposed to be Cherokecs, numbering several
hundred. These last were' employed as sharp
shooters. We were supper-fed by two pieces
of artillery upon each flank, and had it no;
been for them, not a man would have been
left unhurt. Tne fire of the enemy was ter
rible, and was remarkable for precision. We
stood behind the crest of a hill, and were
ordered to sit down, and load and fire in that
position. Many of us, however, stood up
that we might get a better view, as only our
heads appeared above the hill when we sat
down. Our company all stood up, I think
I lefc my place in the ranks and went up to
the cannon, a little in front and right of the
regiment, and remained there while the action
lasted. I did this because a little rainc led
down from here to the" advancing column of
the enemy. They came on in slendid stjlc
their bayonets glistening, nnd the carbines of
the Rangers glancing in the gun. It was only
at mcnisnts, however, that I coull see them,
but those few seconds showed more men than
our entire force that lett Springfield. 1 made
up my mind that we must die ii;ht there, for
I knew that there was no hope of help, an I 1
think every man in the regiment had the same
mind. We all thought we would make the
nam; of the Second Kansas remembered, if
it never returned. Rut the scale of battle
turned the other way. Under the Hre of our
riiles and muskets, and our artillery, the
whole front of the enemy went do;n. Ren
McCullough had his horse killed under him,
and was badly wounded, by our first fire, aa
he was leading his men in pcison. I could
Bee all that could be seen, and I saw the men
falling by the score as they advanced. The
report of McCuIlough's being wounded was
brought in by a prisoner. It may be true or
false, there is no certainty about it. The
kLonisiaua 'regimen;, we-afterwards learned,
yras the one that led, and it wa? composed of
gallant fellows, if they are traitors, for it was
so cut up thai not enough Wore left to form a
company. Their ir.cn fell like grass before
the scythe. I can think of nothingelsc to
compaic it to, although the comparison is an
old one. The aitillery remained while they
had any amunition, and did great execution.
At theii last round, they rammed in a bag of
buckshot after the canister, and I should thii.k
that ueaily half a company fell at the dis
charge of the two pkccS. The enemy at last
ceased firing in fact, they stopped before
our artillery left us for the' rear and we
then retired to a hill on our rear, where the
remainder of our force had formed. We then
retired front the field, and the enemy re
occupied it after us. We returned to Spring,
field without being pursued.
The loss of our regiment was about seventy
killed, wounded, and missing- only five i being
killed outright. Odr cdmpany only had two
men slightly wounded. Alex. II. Lamb was
struck by a spent grape shot in the leg. aud
lamed somewhat, but not hard enough to
injure him seriously. He Is now almost well.
W. F. Allen, of Manhattan, received a blight
bruitc in the leg, but nothing to speak of.
' Our loss, in killed, in the entire command,
was about 175. and the wounded and mis?ing
would make the number up to 1000. Our
position, .as a regiment, protected us from lois,
being just behind the crest of the hill:
The leas of the rebels, as near as c.in bo
ascertained, was about 0000. Captain Emmet
McDonald, of St. Louis fracas memory passed
through our camp day before yesterday, with
a flag of truce, going to St' Louis to endeavor
to effect a change of prisoners. He acknowl
edged,, so report says, that their loss was
greater than our entire force.
When we retired from Springfield, we left
those of our wounded who were unable to be
removed in the hospital, and they have been
well treated. Colonel Mitchell wa3 left, among
others, and i3 now trcttinc on finely. I saw
tears in the eyes of msny of the sbldiers when
it was knSwn that our Colonel was danger
ously wounded. I do not believe a better man
could be found ha thinks as much of his
regiment as some men do of their families.
The morning after the Battle, wc-lcft Spring
field far Rolla, being encumbered with a train
of wagons four miles long, and having
$250,000 in. gold. We were in momentary
expectation of an attack, but although we
only inarched about eighteen or twenty miles
per aay, we were not molested. Ben McCul
lough must have been pretty roughly handled,
or we would not have been allowed io escape
with, a train worth a millionj and gold to the
amount of $250,000.
General Lyon had received orders to retire
on Rclia; and dared not retreat encumbered
with a trafn of such size aud value, with eight
or ten times otxf-force hovering on our rear.
Therefore, concluding' mat a "desperate casej
required desperate treatnunt, he determined
to march twelve miles to reach tho enemy, and
endeavor to cripple, at least so as to urevent
him from pui suing us on our retreat It was
certainly a bold stroke, and had he iiVed to
direct his little army, it would have succeeded
beyond lus most sanguine expectations. But
upon Ids fall the command devolved upon
Msjor S'urs;i?, ard he determined to fall back
to Springfield, while he could do so with com
parative tafety, before the enemy returned in
overwhelming numbers upon cur tired and
weakened force. Our wagons were loaded
with woun'ded, and a messenger sent to Spring
fiell for more wagons for those we were
obliged to leave. When these teams reached
the battle-ground, rihey found the rebels busy,
under the direction of their officers, in taking
care of the wounded, taking- them as they
came-friend or foe-seme giving them water,
while others carried them to the hospital,
I have much more respect fir them than I Had
before the battle, for they have proved them-
elves more humane than I expected, judging
from the conduct of their friends at Manassas
Gap, and Pillow's proclamation.
These Louislaniain are btave fellowsj for
they came on over their dead and dying com
rades till there was none left to advance on us
It w.as the choice regiment of the rebel army,
and it is almost exterminated. The bullets
ilew around lis as thick as I ever saw hail
f.,11. At first they fired ?. little too high, but
they soon corrected that, and just as we were
ordered tc lis down, the bullets came over the
hill, filling the air from tho ground up to the
height of a man's head. If you will taken
handful of beans and throw them at a door,
I think they will fill the air about as thick as
the bullets did. Had we remained standing,
not a man in the regiment would hare been
untouched. But I guess you have had enough
of this. I know that six and a half tours
steady cracking; and three-quarters of an
hour iu the worst cf ir, was enough for me for
Colonel SJcigcl lost five of his cannon, one
burst, one was disabled by being dismounted,
and the horses of every piece was killed, but
his men took hold and pulled one piece off the
ground, till some cavalry came up, and they
got some horses of them. The pieces left were
Governor Ilobinson was in camp last night
and midc us a little speech. He thinks Kan
sas xu a tight place, and says that on the East
ern and Southern borders, prcdatorj- incursions
arc common. He is endeavoring to prevail
rupon General Fremont to order 'tis back to
Kansas, but I believe the General tcld him he
mubt first get permission from the Secretary
to dispose of the regiments in his command
At present he is trammeled by instructions
from the War Department. I hope, and it is
the wish of ever' sian in tho regiment, that
we may be ordered back. Still, we would
like to meet old l5cn McCullough with men
enough to make the battle fair and equal. It
would Ife the salvation of Kansas, I think, to
whip him well here in Missouri, for he would
be forced to retreat to Arkansas or Tcxa3, and
leave the field clear once more.
TKs3 si"rixgfh:b.i battle a
The details cf the late battle near
Springfield arc now sufficiently ascertained,
from the reports of both friend and foe,
to enable us to form a just estimate of that
remarkable fight. In many respects, it. i.
worthy of more careful attention than, in
t.he hurried perusal of the thrilling reports,
the couutr' has yet given to it. It will
claim a record among the most memorable
battles that have been fought on' the conti
nent. "With abundant leisure, and under the
strongest incentives desperate leaders could
supply, an army of twenty-three thousand
men was gathered for the destruction of
scarce!' a fourth their number. (Jlaib.
Jackson's visit to Richmond, nnd the high
toned and jubilant character of the procla
mations of Lieutenant-Governor Iti-yuoUs,
General Pillow, and Jackson himself, indi
cate the pains taken to make their forct'
effective, and the serene confidence .reposed
in its prowess. To t..ese advantages of
numbers and opportunity for preparation,
the rebel chiefs added the wariest general
ship, evidently determined to let no cas
ualty of war find them sleeping, and to
make the conquest of Lyon's little arm'
certain and complete.
General Lyon is in camp in the suburbs
of Springfield, only four leagues from the
multitudinous hosts of the foe. Twenty
five hundred of his command arc little
better than fresh recruits. The term of
service of more than a third of ihe remain
der, his best drilled soldiers, is upon the
point of expiring. How can he meet the
enemy without reinforcements? These, by
circumstances which he cannot control, are
hopelessly delayed. A council of war is
called. Its voice is almost unanimous for
the evacuation of Springfield a retreat.
Such a retreat would not have been inglo
rious, but it would have been disastrous.
It would have disjiirited frieuds and elated
the enemy. The heroic resolve was there
fore formed to fyul. 2?ot to throw up
entrenchments for defence, nor even to
wait for "an assault, bat to march forth
twelve, miles and coaimcnce an attaefc-upon
the foe. a j. ,i ;5r":'
- It was necessary ,lo leave, a force in de-
.4, '. 'SSI"' '
j fence of tho stores and" equipage. The
thus diminished army wa; then, divided
into three parts, bavins a little more than.
a regiment in cachiHTwo of thcue divisio
under Lvon and Sturjris, march directly
for thevcneiuy,. and the" thirdunder Scigel;
detours'to the .southward to attack him on
Surely here was a desperate undertake
ing. Its parallel can rarely be met witlt
in the annals of war. The enemy were
fulh- advised of the toniper of their dvcr
sar', for en several occasions he htid claunt-
j lessly marched miles to grapple with tb&m
in a fair acid, ihey had therefore cau
tiously selected their position, nnd it w,a3
there, on their own chosen ground, that ho
came (o meet them.
Take now the foe's report of the battle;
and maik the overwhelming dL-feat thai
0iv si,ame ami na nrovt .m fwm
j fully co:ifcsinir. lie says: "The enemy
i took the Confederate pickets prisoners and
surnriscd the main bodr. A bloody and
(desperate encounter ensued, with great loss
on bota side?. Five regiments of Mis
sourians were pauic-struck and thrown into
disorder, au.i iled. General Ft ice made
ineffectual attempts to rally them. Thu
Louisiana regiment fought gallantly, aud
suffered much. General Price led the
third and fifth Arkansas rcgimentsto a
And this, out of the enemy's own mouth,
is "JlcCitlioiiijlis victory!" Noble twehly
three thousand ! More of you than the
force that attacked ou led. Lyon had
not five full regiments in the field, aud five
of yours lied ! Who was lefc on the field?
This your report forgets to say. Your
remaining eighteen th.qua.and, including the
Louisiana regiment that fought gallantly,'
aud tha Third aud Fifth Arkansas, that
General 1'rice, iudiguuut for his lost laurels,
led to such " a sploiid charge," were in
gloriously routed aud diiven from the field I
Had tho fleet foe all been caught aud
condemned to be shot, our fatigued troopsj
who had lost sleep, marched far, and fought
for six aud a half hours, would scareely
havc hoc:, physically adequate to th? task
of shooting so many. Tney therefore with
drew to their camp, and this withdrawal
is all the victory the enemy can claim P
Why did he not pursue to Spiingfii'ld?
Why did he not pursue beyond Spring
acltl ? He v.. is so cut up a n.l frightened
that hr ecu! 1 ;iot if he .dared, and dared
uot if ho con! J.
Several untoward circumstances occurred,
which exhibit in still 'stronger light the
heroism of our intrepid' boys. A grioves
mistake took place by which Soigcl's divia
ion received its worst fire from its- frieitds.
Of the First llegimont, or. which much"
Lpnuknce was placed, only seven hundred
were in the fight. The d plurabie fall of
Lyon was a heavy blow to the hoajtsof
his advancing men, who.se hope and, confi
dence were reposed m him. iut in .de
spite of thcae drawbacks, the thinned and
lessening band closed up their ranks
pressed resist lessly onward, and won a
v ictory of imperishable luster. The devoted
valor of the First Ucgimenfc appears front
the sad fact that nearly half their number
engaged are among the slain and wounded.
Honor to each and all of the heroes of
this memorable fight i A grateful country
will never ci-aso to remember thorn with
admiration and pride. Jftssuiiri Dam.
32IIX.lO:Y5 FO-i UEFE.VCE, KOT
O.VE CEXT Fcilt TM3BT.
Whin that far-off war with Tripoli was
inaugurated, the universal try throughout
the United States was: "Millions for J)c-
fcuc, not a cent for Tribute.?' The feel
ing that prompted tins sentiment blazed
the path to victory. How tame, how very
small was that occasion compared with the
present ! There never was a time that
more perfectly justified the out-cry : "Mil
lions for our oicn ocniju'ent GovcrnmojU,
not a edit for tribute to the traitor u;tio
have concerted the peace anil'prosperifi of
the United states into a -hell upoii earth,
and irho arc tryiny to perpetuate that
hell." From every hoarthstouc in the
regions of loyalty, from every tillable field,
from every arable spot, from every work
shop, from every profession and pursuit,
should spring up the cry: "Down with
this murderous,-perjured, polluting and
destroying treason, cost what it may."
The treason of Arnold cost our fatFicrs-a
good deal of trouble, sacrifice, and fdar;
now that the progeny of Arnold has U
creased in numbers, we must increase pic
efforts and determination to blast it with
an utter destruction. Louisville Journal.
ggr " Grandfather," said a saucy little
imp the other dayj " how old are you ?'
The old gentleman, who had been a soldier
in the war of the llevolution, and wa3 much
under the ordinary she, took the child
between his knees, and patting him on the
head with all the fondness of a second lifej
said, " 3Iy dear boy, I am ninety yeara
old ;" and then commenced to amuse the
lad with some of the incidents in tha story
of his life at the conclusion of. which ha
addressed the youngster, "Btft, my 30n$
why do you ask. such a question ?" rhe"tt
the little rascal, with all tho imporlanw of
a Napoleon, strutted off, and bitching Tip
the first pair oCtrowssrs he.levct were, after"
the approved, sailor' fashion, replied "Welly-'
it appears iomejyou .are darned small ei
your ago:'' - ,.- 4 y -