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* A Wild Ride on the Saltka- *
* By Col. D. A. Dickert. *|
Our little force was getting over
gtocked with prisoners. What we
wanted most, was horses. We were
allowed to keep all captured property,
or the government allowed us pay,
from $1500 to $2000 for mules and
lorses, and $50 for gun and accoutre
ments. The prisoners were taken
back in the swamp, stretched them
out full length, faces flat to the
ground, arms to the front, with in-,
structions, that the first man that
raised his head, moved a hand or I
spoke on word, would get a bullet in I
his brain. The boy Richardson, with
a cocked pistol in -his hands, was left
in charge to see that my orders were
obeyed. We took our station again,
and the next to come into the trap,
was an officer, riding the prettiest an- 1
imal I ever saw, her color being snow I
white, with spots about the size of a
fifty cent piece, as regularly, all over 4
its body, as if painted by hand. We I
were about to let him pass, not know
ing but what he had a column behind I
him near, but just as he got opposibe 4
as fate would have it, he stopped, dis- I
mounted and began arranging some- I
thing about his saddle. The beautiful <
animal had already won me, then 1
Shand and I were on him in a sec
ond, hustled him out of the road, and
stretched him in Richardson's squad.
It looked amusing to see these stal
wart men stretched side by side, all
quieted and stilled, by the fear of the
It was growing dark in that great I
black forest, and we were about to I
withdraw. Just then an officer rodel<
right on us, coming from the direction
in which the army had gone. It turn- ]
ed out to be a regiment of cavalry, I
going back on picket, and its colonel, 1
hot dreaming of danger, had ridden
about one hundred yards in front.
We rose up and ordered him to sur
render, closing on him, till we were
not mone than ten feet away. At the
sight of us, he seemed dazed, speech
less, and lost, but I noticed he kept,
turning his horse gradually around
towards his coming troopers. I eau
tioned him not to attempt an escape
as we would riddle him with bullets.
He evenitually got his horse turned in
the road, then throwing himself flat
upon its neck, grasping it around, he
plunged the rowels into the horse's
flank. Oh! but he was game to a
finish. He staked his life on the
throw of a die, fate played him false,
he dared and was lost. Had he thought
one moment, he could have seen it
was a hopeless venture, in face of
these rifles, but a few feet away.
Just as the horse rose for the first
leap, our ,rifles rang out, and we
could see the flash of the guns fol
low the bullets to his body. One gun.
flung fire for an instant, and as the
horse leapfed forward, it was dis
charged, striking the animal in the
neck, just behind the head. But both
horse and rider went away like a
whirl wind. The column in the road
was thrown in confusion, the coming
of their commander in his wild ride,
caused them to give way, while the
dead man was carried forward, as on
the wings of the wind. WVe were told
next day by parties living about half
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a mile above, that e fell just as his a:
orsee turned in a big gate, immed- m
lately afterward the horse fell, both b(
being dead, when some of his com-1
rades came up. He was buried in i
the yard. This occurred about two te
>r three miles below a little hamlet, ei
aalled at that time. McPhearsonville h,
ind a mile or so above the railroad fi
Of course, this threw us into as tL
much of a panic as it did the Yankee I
regiment. We knew good and well they F
Nould be on us in a few minutes, and S
3apture or drive us into the river. bi
Running back to where little Rich- dI
irdson was holding down the prison- m
rs, they hearing the firing and stamp- h,
ng of feet; knew there was enacted ai
tragedy, close by. Like most men th
hen they think they are at death's bi
loor, fell to praying, more fervent per- bi
iaps, than ever before in their lives. as
rhey all thought us bushwhackers, et
md expected no mercy at our hands. b]
r'he easiest way for us would have T
yeen to knock them in the head, but sa
ve tried to save them. It would have R
een suicidal in us to turn them m
oose. I mounted the horse, Richard- lo
on the mule, and started the prison- w<
ws toward the river, with our men ar
The Yankees were soon on our so
;rack and every time a rifle would w
rack the faster we pushed the Yan- ot
ees and the louder they prayed. w'
Iichardson and I undertook to stand oN
)ff the soldiers until our men and to
)risoners could be put across the riv- hc
r, provided a boat could be had in le
hat inky night. The Yankees were m
;oo cautious to push us hard. Any- fo
ray we reached the river, got a boat ar
ld put the prisoners across. Thiere ra
vas a discussion among us as to what ag
vas to be done with the horse and th
nule. Some were for driving them in m
;he river and make them swim across, cc
)thers were in for turning them loos re
)utright. But I could not give up my th
)retty spotted mare, yet none wished w
;o undertake the hazardous attempt of
;o swim them. Richardson at last ai
"Captain, I am a good swimmer, bl
md, have handled horses in water, hi
1o0 if you swim the mule, I will the
Now this boy had put it up to me, N
mnd I could not back out. We ex
hanged saddes and rode down the dx
sream a piece, to get a clear place, m
ree of vines, to make our plunge, a]
The last boat load was near the i e
ther bank before we found a suitable Ib
>lae to enter the stream. We were ]
>n a little knoll, five or six feet of the al
water, and I told Richardson to leap I
ais horse in. I knew the mule would I
follow. But his animal would not p
ake the water, with all the spurring, m
so he callied to me to lead and he
would follow. With little coaxing, the ~
auleleaped far out in the water and
began swimming toward the light of 'd
the picket, that now looked like
twinkling stars. I heard a great splash F
behind me and knew Richardson was
ollowing. But the mare kept floun
ering and the lad cried out,
''Captain, my mare can't swim,'
then, "I believe she- is drowning.''
I told him to "loosen the reins,
yet off and hang to the stirrup.''
I had called for the boat to come
in great haste. Then ~I heaird his
plantive call for "help.'' But what
ould I do? A horse cannot be m
hecked in water. I had already been
Erozen to the bone, and when that icy ci
iater struck me in the leap, it seemed
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if it chilled my soul. To leave my
ule and swim to his assistance would
the death of us both.
I could hear him swimming for his
Ce and by his ocecasional call. could
11 he was following me. Had it
ided here, those calls would ever
ive resounded in my ears, as wails
-om the dead. Then all was still,
, did not answer my calls. Just
en I heard the little boat pass be
nd me manned by two young men,
rank Suber, of Saluda. and a .Mr.
beely, who now lives at the New
arry Cotton mills, but it was so
irk I could not see them. By the
erest chane, one of the boys put his
md in the water and caught Rich
-dson as he came to the surface for
e last time. He was unconscious,
it they hauled him into the boat and
ought him ashore, frozen as stiff
a piece of steel. His clothes were
t off and his body rolled in heated
ankets. Next day he was all right.
he old faithful mule brought me
fely out, but nearly as bad frozen as
ichardson. The beautiful spotted
are drifted down the river, and j
dged among driftwood where we
?nt next morning to get the saddle
What became of young Richard
n1 The last I heard of him, he
as in the far West. He followed
tr band to the close of the war, but
itnessed a scene that cast a cloud
,er his whole life. One day we came
where once stood the beautiful i
>me of his ancestors, where he had
ft only a few months before, his
other and two lovely sisters. We
und it a charred ruins, his mother
id sisters sheltered under a tempo
ry roof, made by placing planks up
ainst the still warm ehimneys, from
e recent burning. From that mo-1
ent the briht, cheerful. young,
untenance was changed to one of
ekless despair. his eyes red, with
e lus of vengeance and blood. His
hole yearning now was for the lives
those who had wronged his mother
d sisters, and how fearfully did
.ey repay, can only be told by the
eached bones of those who fell in
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