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SATURDAY APRIL 29, 1802.
The 43rd Indian regiment recently
sent home over $50,000 to their families
A Monster. An iron gun carriage, for
a fire hundred pounder gun is in ceusre
of construction 'X the Watertown (Masa.)
arsenal. It will bo completed in fw
days, and will weigh, twenty-five tons.
The Sharphootkr.-. At the fight
aear Lee'a Mills, near Yorktown, there
were many evidences not only of bravery
on the part of the gallant Green Moun
tain boyst, but the value of their eharp-
Bhooting was wonderful. A writer, de
scribing tho fif ht, says :
The sharpshooting was marvelous.
Ten men, with the telescopic ride, kept
the rebels two hours away from their
argest bun. Every man who came near
it was killed. It was utterly useless for
that long time. Tho rebel commander
lad finally to drive up an cnlire regiment
to the piece and man it by superiority of
numbers more gunners than could be
killed. It was fired thus four times,
when a shot from Kennedy's battery dis
mounted it. The value of sharpshooters
is a demonstrated fact of the greatest
AVltere arc tlio South Carolinian?
In the accounts of the recent battlo at
Winchester it is stated that Jackson's
army was "entirely composed of Vir
ginians, with tho exception of an Irish
battaaon. At JJrainesvillo the enemy
opposed to our forces were all Virginians,
too; at l'alrs UIuii, even, there wero no
South Carolinians. Vherc are tho Palmet
to chivalry? They began the row; they
forced other states into secession by their
own conduct; they bragged more loudly
than any one else of their anxiety to
fight tho Yaakces; and yet, with tho ex
ception of the battlo of Bull Uun, where
the whole of Davis's army was engaged
and of the attack on Tort Sumter, where
they brought ten thousand men together
to attack seventy, ana spent months in
fortifying themselves, before opening fire,
we have not hcrfrd of a South Carolina
regiment actually in battle. Massachu
setts men have proved themselves on many
occasions, it me 1 aimcuo cnivairy nau
been as anxious to meet Massachusetts
Yankees as they professed to be, they
need not have gone far to find them; but
tho South Carolinians seem to have shown
no anxiety of that sort 6ince they enter
ed Virginia. Is tho Palmetto blood real
ly too precious to spill? Are tho Palmet
to legs too ready to run, to be trusted in
front? Some foolish rebel out V est is
reported to have said: " Oh, we know you
western men will light, but we want to
6co if tho Yankees have any pluck." It
might bo retorted: "We knew these Vir
ginians and Tennesieeans would light
Ihemen of the border states ore a good
deal like ourselves but we want to see
the South Carolinians try their hand."
An attentive examination of the lists
of regimehts, and of killed and wounded,
in all the battles which have been lought
within a year past, will show that proba
bly not fifty South (-arnlinans have been
hurt. TliB only time they have been under
lire since the battle ot lull lain was at
Port lloyal, and there they ran away be
fore we got close enough to them to hurt
anybody. They used to talk tremend
ously in Charleston last spring of their
"unconquerable determination": did they
mean only an unconquerable determina
tion to secure their own saletv- Lc
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From the I'lillnlc'idila Enintrar.
A Touching- Letter from a Itcbel
The , following letter is from a Mary
land gentleman now serving in the Con
federate army. It is addrtssed to a lady
in Philadelphia. Tho writer was a
young man of promise, whose friends are
deeply grieved at tho wreck which trea
son has made of his prospects. The recipi
ent being loyal to the Unjon, has no hes
itation in making public whatever she
learns respecting the position of the reb
els believing that neither friendship
nor feeling should stand in the way of
Hospital C. S. A., )
IliciiMOND, Va., March 31 st, 18G2.
I wrote you some months ago, my dear
C and I then thought, as I said for
the last time. But somehow, notwith
standing your well known scorn for one
holding a position, voluntarily assumed,
in what you call the rebel ranks, despite
your persistent silence when a kind
word from you would be treasured be
yond pricein the face of all these, I
again write to you. Had health and
prosperity continued with me, perhaps I
might have had strength to keep my res
olution to maintain silence toward one
who I fear will never forgive me for en
tering the Confederate service ; but the
heading of my letter will tell you that I
am in that saddest of nil places, a mili
The regiment to which I belong was,
with others, at Ccntcrvillo during the
latter portion of the winter, where wo
were most comfortably quartered and
well provided. We formed a part of Ma
gruder's division in which are manyMa
rjlanders. Several came from the vicini
ty of my dear old home, that spot
which I so tenderly loved, and of whose
beautj I was so proud. Soldier as I am
C , I weep at tho recollection of tho
happy, innocent hours passed in that
dear home; and little did I think when
I first described its charms to you that
the lime was rapidly approaching when
I should bo exiled from it and from you.
But I was telling you I found many of
my former neighbors here, and thrown
in such close contact with many mutual
sympathies and memories, we have been
like brothers to each other. Constant
er phc cannot measure.
Wc might possibly overcome the im
mense army already brought against us,
for though inferior in point of numbers,
men fight desperately in situations like
ours; but were these repelled, who knows
what countless hosts' would spring to
arni3 lrom the teeming population of tho
North? 1 fear our cause is hopeless, and
this feeling dispirits our army, and pal
sies them on tho battlefield. Some aro
willing to surrender and make the best
terms they can, while others swear to
light until death. Our official councils
are divided. Some would stand bravely
and conquer or die, others insist on cau
tion; rod this extreme prudence keet;s us
retreating until we are ashamed. But
trust me our army will yet make .1 des
perate stand and prove, despite our late
reverses, that we arc not cowards.
As for me, C , I may not leave
this place alive; for though I am so much
better than I have been, the doctor tells
rue that danger is not yet past, and that
if 1 persist in exertihg myself as I am
now doing, in writing this long letter,
fever may supervene and result fatally.
Let it come. I havo no wish to live to
see the South subdued, and through fu
ture years to lie scorned as a traitor. If
I recover, the moment 1 can wield my
Bvvord 1 will return to my post, and at
least die a man. I do not Kay this in
boa.-ting or defiance, for I really regret
that I ever participated in rebellion: but
I have (lone it and cannot retract with
honor. Therefore, if our cause falls, I
hope to fall with it.
The time is short. The 1'edcral army
is moving fast upon us. The final strug
gle cannot be far distant. It may be tho
lust time I can ask it: will you not send
a few lines; not to the Confederate sol
nicr, or iclit,l, if you will call me so; nor
even to tne f mo er fiieud; but to a 6u k
and suffering man who long to know
you have still s'dae sympathy for him.
A 1;manti: Siouv. A ll w days
a younz man mined Smith died at
cottville, Conn., from wounds contracted
in the batlle at Newborn. lie win in
three battles, and was wounded at Ntw
lirrti by a shot through i,v arm, which,
from wa'it of attention, c:tio-cd his death.
In the battle at Newborn he was provi
dentially avi;d by ft v '.-man t', lit: .".:!:;:;;
p-.ii.ied Ver liibaiul into tin- army, raid
ing her husband was deli rniiiu d to gt,
she said : '1 go w ith you, to take care of
yon, and lu 1; you fight the ballha."
She dressed herself in the true Bloomer
costume, and with Minie lifU; in band she
went into the light, and was in three bat
tle: ili -la-d at New hern. When finding
her liti.-band mining she went iu pursuit
and in her travels found young tuilli
lying in low g,()l);1(( apparently dead,
but on turning him over, fuiiiid that !n
had life, is he tjave him suiiie ei.idiils,
he ri v i veil, ai'd she .1 n t I ir an a in hu lance
and t an it'd hint to the Im-pital, w lu re, if
he had t' luained longer, he would prob
ably have lived.
Vhe Battle Field cf Shiloii.
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LATH TIlIIHIItl.i: HAITIiK.
SHILOII F1LLD AX II91R AFTLR RAT I I.E.
Till: STITHY OF ATTITVIIF. S,
Special Corroiond-re- cf tb fntjnirpr.
Prmncr.Q LaMhno, April I t 18C2.
As a participant In the early ccenes ot tbe
batlle cf Sbiloli field, bud Laving vvitneneil
the determined valor of a few hundred men,
who CooU'8t"d the grouml against tbe ad
vance ot some four thousand of the enemy,
flora Mf past one o'clock un 11 four tho tntno
rnomiog. I fuel It my duty to stale that I lie
moral effect of this display of unexpictcd
resistance by tbe Western lovs bail a ten
Oency to bring out the complete force under
command of Johnston and Beauregard at an
eailier hour in the day than heiivy engage
ments are apt to commenc".
Tbe main Incident of tho battlo have al
ready beta ilIt-cuN. d at length, and as ihero
are. those who f.-el an interest in knowing
something ahout the reult of tha fight en
Sunday night, in the rtb'd camp, it will be
well to elate that jollity prevailed quite unl
vercally, so positive were thy that tbe vlo
tory woulj be complete by the coming noon.
IViiiH wire shipped of their contents,
trunks, boxea nnd quantities of Htorfs ran
gick 'd nnd appropriated or destroyed by the
j ibiUnt crowd of rebels, who oppeared to
ieit-1 in this specbdot intoxication for the
etttiri! night, llard -e begin the attack 011
Monday morning, but the result wai unealis
fuciory to him, as va roo& apparent by the
loss experienced, as well as the fact that he
retirnl from bis first po-itioo, and moved
towards the centre.
General Prentiss, together with th i major
ity of thosu who were taken on Sunday, ex
cepting a number of surgeons, hospital
stewards, wounded, sick and disabled, were
hurriedly disnrmed, and started tn route for
Corinth tho same afternoon. No immndiato
attention was paid to tho other prisoners
above mentioned, unless it wa- to sfe that a
proper gmud was detailed for'hospiial duty,
and inuir occasional removal lrom 0110 part
of tho c imp to another, at diiro-rent periods,
until the next day uljoiH two o'clock, at
which time orders were received to remove
all tbosn who could travel down the Corintb
road. The flight of the enemy, except those
under the imm diule command of Biaure
gard, soou after becain3 so precipitate, and
the Union cavalry pressing down In close
proximity, th-it the rebl g iard. at first con
sisting of ono hundred men, dwindle 1 down
i i GUecn minutes to (ibt)iit lilty ; uitil when
there became gn at danger that tlci bilance
would b'j cut off, they availed tlfitn.st.lvos of
a immediate opportunity to relinquish com
m ind over our miscellaneous crowd, makiug
a coupltt of way.-ido log cabin- two miles
out, a temporary stopping placj and guard
house. Within half an hour every ltubel had taken
good care to seek n sale place for his own
body, regardless cf what becamo of tho-rj v, ho
had been left in their charge. Tin 11 there
vva- a ch-vnee for thii fleet-looted, and tho
neighboring "black jacks" soon conceale.1
hall a iloz-n hungry and weary seekers alter
libt riy, who lost not a moment in endeavor
ing to gain oncti itior-J the protection ot the
"Stars and Stripes,"' which were (-oou seen
floating ia a neighboring fell.
Oae hour alter the. euemy had retreated
from tin) irniu battle ground I was surveying
tho same, alone and unattended. My knowl
cdgH of the location and tin direction in
wtiicli tho cu.;my had retired enubled ra- to
do this without danger, at lensf, considering
my pi t-viou experience. 1 looked upou it
us ol trilling Importance whether tho It jtiels
wero far or tear, so long as my observations
couhl be made w ithout interference on thher
The las', determined stand hud Le.n made
where 1 now stand, in a deiii-e cover of black
j ick bushes, th-; enemy falling back ;'rcrn the
road, when It left th," outer line cf tar camps,
and permitting iho Union troops to advanc-i
don i) the open spivje, which tltey did u tol
erable good order, und at ''double quick,"
tiring into the builie-i as they advanced. At
tbi liniti occurred tbe d-adly contest which
towk pliict between several Alabama regi
ments utl a number of our own from dill'ir
eut State.-, and vh:cii etukd the light of
ilomlay. TIubo Alabamiiiis were mostly
armtd with llint-lock iii'i.ikets. undoubted!
thoso stolen by l-'luyd, soim-j hundreds i f
wliieli were here leturui-d to the f eibtr.l (.Jjv
trii'ii 'nt i'i a signilic mt niaitiur.
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I found no other locality, however, where
this greitt disparity betweon the Union and
Rebel killed existed. It Is just, to say, and
there are those who accompanied mo on tha
baUh'-fb'ld the nubttrpient day prepared to
assert the same, that the killed of th enemy
une-iuiru greater man ours, wuuo our
vvound"d perhaps som' what exceeds thoirs
A rigid scrutiny eniblos me to speak pnsl
lively on this toplo. They labored diligently
all day Sunday, through th night, and again
until the retreat, carrying away their wound
ed and most prominent dend, such as it was
possiblo for thun to possess themselves of,
thereby compelling thone who were wound
ed In the retreat to becnm our prisoneis. The
numlsT captured in this way was perhaps
ahout five hundred.
Shllolt Field an Hour After tiieltaUIe.
It was curious to see tho strategy resortpj
to by seme of ibe wounded Rebels, or ttnir
friends. While surveying the killed and
wounded in p. thickly woodiid locality, but
wh to trunks of large trets lay about in halt
rotten sHp, 1 stepped upon one to look about
tho gro' nd. and hearing something move at
my feet, looked down, upon whst was evi
dently thu figure of a man, covertd up by a
blanket, and lying close, np alongside the
Kg. The ground was thickly strewn about
him with bodies, many of whom I found to
be only wounded. Lilting the blanket from
tbe voiiDdfd man'- face, ns I dlmouutcd
from the log, ho immediately faltered out
"Oh, sir, I'm woundid; don't hurt me, my
leg ts broken and I'm so cold and wnt."
Within three laet of this wounded Seces-c.'8-ionist
lay a dead Unionist, with his bair
ami whiskers burned off. Just at thin period
two or three of our men cams up, and ob
serving tho horrid spectacle of their d-J td
brother-in-arms, with bis hair, whiskera and
clothes so burned, addrcsed tho wounded
man referred to in violent term", accusing
him of aiding In setting Ore to their comrae'e.
For a moment I f-H apprehensive that they
might retaliate, but upon his nssuriog liiem
that many on both sides were burned iu a
similar manner, quiet was soon restored. I
soon learned thatthe leaves and deal under
growth had boen fired in various places by
the explosion of shells, and also by burning
wads, the tiro communicating to the bodies,
burning them fhockingly. Some of the
wounded must have bjon burned to death,
as I observed ono or two lying, upon their
backs, with their hands crossed b -lore the
fac, as a person naturally does when smoke
or heat becomes annoying.
Ii"placing tho blanket over the face cf Iho
wounded man, I proceeded to step over an
other log near by, nnd was considerably
startled by a loud exclamniion of pida fioin
another wounded rebel. Having st.'pp d on
n small stick that hurt a wounded limb of
his by its sudden movement, ho was compel
led to Cry OUt. Il", too, won snuglr Iftid op
in ordinary, cloic alongside a fallen tree.
His wound was serious, and the poor nun
begged for some assistance, The only thing
I could do wc8 to get him a littli water, and
promise that somebody would soon come to
his relief. I do not think hu received any,
however, bel'.Tj the following day, as it win
more than we could do to attend to our own
euQ'criug men, flight being near. " Whit will
you do with us," said the wounded man to
me. "Take you, dn-si your wound-1, give
you plenty to eat, and in all probability,
when you aro able, require you to take the
oath of allegiance, and then send you hcin
to your family, il you have one."
"Oh, God I" replied the snflering mm, l'l
have a family, tir, and that's just what my
old woman told me. She said if tho North
ern men was so ugly and bal as our Gen
erals say, they must ha' changed a heap."
Occasionally tiiere was a pause, accompanied
by a distorted countenance, that showed the
painful character of his wound, " Stranger,"
continued tho prostrate man, " 1'vu got six
little boys at home, and tha biggest j ist goes
of errands. I live on tho river, in
Alabama (iho name sounded so peculiar that
I was not able toj recollect it) ; 'mint further
than thut' Cottonwood, lrom the bank, where
my house stands." "Wuat Las your wi:e to
maiutalu the family with, o:- do ts the Suto
help them?'' said I. ' O, she's shitty, my
wilf is, stranger, she's mighty sliiby ; slip's
a Northern born woman, and her father lives
in Wiscum-in now, I never was North before
new ; I married my wilt! in Alabama."
I was oblig'-d to leave this man, who pn
eet-sr.d an under-current ot nobility, although
his superficial knowledge had tallowed him
t ) follow the fort 11 ties of bis bai! lenders.
Ha persisted in saying, at I b.It him, that
by was Certain b ) never hud kilted a mtii.
th 10 s'i'i nv of ArnruDc-i.
IVih'aps 11 li.ier opportunity hits not. for
many generations occurred, than that utter
th,-b.ittle, lor tiiii i-'.ti iy ol attitude. '1 !i re
was tin: cid miii, bis locks wptiuk'.e-.l wi'h
grey, kneeling Lcm b a slump, us it in i!i!
iittnii'i ' I p. ay IT, In I tee 11 jw rui- t.ng ci
bis Irw ii ittid head l ecliiii.l,; on tho tup, ,i i
I'tiruuly Iiavitiir gun., to sl' ip in deitii,
while i-i t ie n'.t ol devo'.i in. A eli.fi ;y
wound iu tie.: u l: Lold t' L i el d.
A'lot'ier p )w. ri.ii'l'io'.i.'ig i.'.a 1 had jig
place 1 u c cui'l V) in tho mtizle of liis-eu 1.
kid till t!i- rurirol b; !i' light ha!!-!, as ii
ttboiit to r.cu it down. JJ a'..i c-.i;.h'. bi:n
itt that in iiie-ni, ;cid in he I n.y i t'n. tea: 11. d
Lice, th tignt lined cl' ii:,ied iuo i..o.!.;nl
li.i; il 'I 1 il 111 ' r.l'n'O I. T'i"i) V. ! ; .. :;y
instanc :i i-iiiiil.ir tithii ),i-t. O ie t'li,.'r
Icil I" i'l d hl.i lii-i'e, and p i'l-edt i a
clie.v ol tobacco. B side t.n b dy lay ih,'
g.i.i, .imi ol hW li-.'M iioid v i- a ii it pi Jg ,.f
I .it !i-o, Iih'II 1:1 til ; in, p. I,;'. ! t -'. 1 1
lu t rie pl ice lay lone, tn'-ii,
out t utid nooui in ni'iny llr
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alone ,1' d ilii i u l.-l'.d.
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and repose of the counlennoo, as ou t raised
the covering, Indie jtel a peiceful departure
to the spirit world. I)ath c ius -d by a bul
let leaves a quiet, ca'tu look b.'hind, whila a
biirsthtj? shell, bayonet or aword crry with
thorn a horror that remains d"p!cied la death.
It wai an exocllunt tim to ehooso a gua.
All ths dill -rent patterns, I think, must have
been there, and in me.ti lara vriety (hit an
Arab even could have found bis chosen Al
gerino i IU . Th-re were tho Ilarpnr's Ferry
rifles, old and new pattern; Sprlafleld riff,
with tbe Miynsrd primers and without: the
Tower' Kufjjld rifles, Mississippi rlflw.
double and single barrel shot euua. vittai
bearing tim Puimetto stump, and m'.vla at
Columbb, S. C. and Fayetlevllle, N. C;
swords of various pattern, reeking with
blood; broken and bent scabbards, p-vrtially
diHcharivd revolvers, and military trapping
in sitoh cnulsKH variety, that to Lav pubsess
ed them would have been tbe fortune of anr
Iu tha clsarel fl jld fronting th) p ach
orchard, bet ire referred to, a varie-.y ot bul
let! might Lave been uathered ud even
the followtnir dav thev aver.. I.l.in
on the ground liko frultfroin aheuvily lideu
ucu alter a.oiill.
An fncldeiit ol the Farialan Cat-
From Pari? Corrflipinlnnoa ol' tin N, Eipreas
Apropos of fattflv dreis bll n
bit ot go'sip Is just now 'circuiting, in the
aristocratic faubjurir. whieli r
amuoement of your lady readers. Tho prin
cipal osiorn in nun nuio comedy orr.iridan
lilo ara M. do B. aud the Counter iia f i Th
gentleman, now verging on tha forties,' vas
so un oriun ve, noma two yeatsago.as to
b icomn Btono-blind, from tho plfecia of uu
optical malndy which tho most tmiuent
meinbTs of the French Faculty were unable
to cure. m. ae u. reMyjnd Llmscir to his
fate, with the best erica Imiiionlil,. nmi.ir
such distressing eircumstatices, and eudua-
voring to leneve tne ennui ot lus position by
asiiuuuus uiietniiiuee av tun social reunions
w'jere conversation form thn uri
time. ; i-pent frequent evenings at tho best
ineuires, availed nimieit ot numerous Invi
tations at the onera. ami bv mmni r,f thn
attractions thus n Worded him, mcoeeded in
1,'giiieiiliig mauy weary hours. At thobj
gifining of tho present winter, M. do B. dis
annuared from socielv. without l.i.t lin-r nn
ot his friends adieu, and leaving at his
apartments tne simple luiormttlon that ho
had goue on atrip to the JVorth, and would
bi absent somo uunth'. Among thu circle
of Fympilhizing acquaintances, bo nncere
rn'iuiously abjndoned by the blind gentle
man, was tha above-mentioned Countess do
G., a lovely young widow of twenty-eight
summers, who had oftsn been told by M. d
11. that nothing could render his bidi-mita-m
ar j paniul tbau the impossibility In which
it plae-d bim of gacng upju her clurmH.
The Couutess entertained or the poor fellow
lb compassion necessary a gentle heart,
and nlwayswelcm -d biiu to her talon witft
M. d'j B. hid b?"ii absent nearly throe
mouths, and bad luf jrined no one of hi in
t tnlion to return, w hen, just at tho close of
the Carnival, a grand fancy ball wai given
by tbo Minister of Stale. I shall gay no
more cf this spletidid lote th in that it was
the mod magnitlocnt ot the season, and that,
of th; many beautiful women who graced
with Ihelr pre-enco the spacious halls of ih
ucrv Louvre, notie was moro admired than
Madam ; da (J., who wore a rich Sptniuli pea
sant's costume, dit.pl ay lag to perfection the
loveli'H'Hn of her person. Now, battveen
eight mid nine o'clock that evening, just as
the fair widow had summoned her maid to
iiHsisl her iu dresj-intr for the ball, a footman
announced to his mistrejs that tho roiy of
M.de ll.bad th it moment driven to tha door,
and M. do B. himelf was entering the cmrt
yard. "But, Jsrome,' exclaimed the Countess,
petuiaolly, jou know very well that I do
not receive this evening ; why do you coma
lo ui'jlor orders? Stay! M.do l!., did you
say? Poor fellow I 1 suppose ho bus just
arrived, aud he comes to greet :no first ol all
bis li ii-mls. He is u'.terly bli'rid how stupid
I am? It will r 1 eve tin tediousu.sg of my
toileiie to chat, with hltu whii Iran join 1
dr"-Miig me. Jerome, invio; M. do I). into
tin d -living-ro uu. and bring him hru in
ttcad." I hll ill I'.u!. Htl'-mpt t'l d-i-er!!;?! t'l'! inysto-
ri'.s .!' a I nly V toilette, )iep iratuty to a bal
en..')., th. p:i!ii;.;gs a n. takin;ri i ll. and
utiier ikt' iii, the a ere ihonitht ot which al-ni'i-t
can- 1'ie very i ik iu rny p.-n to bludj;
'". i cuini) i.i o'i -m to ihe point cf my sto
ry, l uill Mat-t lint wh'-'n fie (,!i)ii:il)rts was
iiaiiy Ht iiie.l i-i nil Mi,. -'I ; I .n 1, ..r lu ll.
llj'l,l In a' lul
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1 in Iiih, ii ml d.-el.ired. op jti his
li ' ii 1 1 Lev ! wiin i ,1 m i l i.
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!! ci:-!::.t. on Tin: Pi: Kh',k B.vni.K.
I I. 0 i i.i ;nitiiile and severity of (lie
ai'tion at Pe i 'Bidgc, are show n by tbo
oilicial retiii iis of ih. l.ib'cd and wound
id uu l!i..- 1 i d. ral side, which dien, (ur
tiss plae'-s nt K ni'i-t have l..,',i
a pit'turi s ise conibaf, and is well dc-
ri il.ei! in the World, Hi;- I und
t.'eiinuiiS b having nobly, and saving the
lj.,"4:ieo Iraii and n-.tr guard by defer
mined hard lighting, a -j il'ris t w bii'h thu
wild Tex a ris and Jndiaue, with shot guns,
bowie knives, and st alping-knivi s, coiihl
not. stand. 'J 'heir bal teties ran ttbort f
auiiiiniiil .''ti also, ami the lo-is of I ho
Ica ii rs so o.'ii ii (-lain Mi fJal
ltu it, as will as M Int ili acit-Uerated
thin' h' '.idluiig rout ii.ider Price and Van
lluiu. 'l iu' Indians acted as sava.-s
scalping d' a I and wounded on tbe lii Id.
Uu; if ',' (''" --' of It,,' I, ,,,