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The Bolivar Bulletin.
Hugh Williams, fcurroR.
Friday, January 29, iac4.
EXPLOSION OF CONFEDERATE
FORT AT PETERSBURG, VA.
(Written fob the Bolivar .Uullctis)
Reminiscences of the campaign of 1364-5 of Gen.
K. E. Lee's aim as remembered by the under
The months of June and
July were spent by the Con
federate array in strengthen
ingits position around Peters
burg, yet there was slmrp
skirmishes going on nearly
At one point the two lines
of entrenchments were within
one hundred and fifty yards
of each other and at that
point the Confederates had a
very strong fort, which was
secured against capture..
Just behind this fort, how
ever, was an important ridge
that commanded the city, and
a considerable portion of the
southern line. In thi emer
gency General Burn side pro
posed to excavate a mine un
der this fort, and by explod
ing it, make a break in the
Confederate line, through
which a powerful storming
party should enter, and take
possession of the works. If a
successful lodgment could be
made, it would result in the
capture of the city and the
defeat of Lee's armv.
This mine business was to
have been kept a profound
secret, yet Gen. Lee knew of
it, and it was whNpeied ilong
our lines all the while. Of
course we did not know when
it would be completed. The
work was pushed forward,
and by the 25th of July the
mine was in readiness.
Twelve thousand pounds
of powder were placed in it
-v on-tire 2Ji, and everything
was-prepared for the grand
assault, which was appointed
for the 30th of July. The
enemy's movements on the
night of the 29th aroused
General Lee's suspicions,
and at two o'clock on the
jnorning of the 30th, he in
formed his commanders that
the enemy intended an at
tack at some point of the line.
In consequence of this warn
ing, the army was prepared
for instant action. On the
morning of the 3()th July the
mine was exploded. I was
about 3 miles from the ex
plosion, aslerp. The ieport
was terriffic and the whole
earth seemed to be in motion.
The fort was literally blown
in the air, and a break vas
made in the southern hue
thirty or forty yards wide.
The fort was held by In
gram's battery of four gun".
The explosion overturned the
guns, and killed and wound
ed several of the gunners. The
site of the fort was converted
into a huge crater one hun
dred and fifty feet long, sixty-five
feet wide, and from
twenty five to thirty feet
deep. The troops in the im
mediate vicinity were consid
erably demoralized by the
sudden and' appalling ex
plosion. Before the smoke
had floated away every gun
along the Federal line was
opened in a furious cannon
ade, and at the sume time
one division of Burnside's
corps emerged from the Fed
eral works, dashed across the
intervening space, ami enter
ed the crater. Had they ad
vanced beyond this they
might have carried the line,
for the Confederates had not
yet recovered from their sur
prise. To the astonishment
of every one, however, they
huddled into the crater, ami
sought shelter there and be
hind the breast-works. Tak
ing advantage of this debiy.
the Confederates rapidly re
gained their self-possession,
and with admirable discipline
formed on ihe right and left
of the gap. General A. P.
Hill directed Gen. Mahone to
bring up his division, (the
one to which I belonged) and
drive the enemy back to their
own line. Gen. Burnside
finding that his white troops
vision to make the assault.
The blacks advanced beyond
the crater, but we poured a
withering fire of musketry
and artillery into them, which
fenrrhem reeling hack among
their white brethren in the
pit. The scene in the pit
was horrible! The blacks
and whites were huddled to
gether in wild dismay, scream
ing and shouting, with the
southern shells exploding
over their, heads and in their
midst every moment, doing
gjat execution among them
It was as difficult to retreat
as to advance many prefer
red to remain in the crater
rather than to take the chance
of being shot down in the re
treat. The enemy lost 4000
men, the Confederates only a
In my next I will tell you
about the surrender of Peters
burg and the retreat to Ap
pomattox. J. M. MoiiOAN,
' ' Married
Mr. W. G. Gibson and Mrs. E.
H. Tomlincon were united in mar
riage January 21. 1904, at the home
of the bride, in Benton County,
Miss., five miles south of Salisbury,
the pastor of the Methodist Church
of Srtulsbury officiating.
A . few friends were present to
witness the union.
Both the bride ami groom are well
known and popular in Hardeman
County, as well as i'i Benton County.
ir Gibson lepresented his county
in the last legisliture with ability,
and largely through his influence,
an appropriation was made for the
erection of a new capitol building for
Mi.-sissippi, which is a credit to the
state. He is a prominent member
of the bar and has practiced in the
courts of Hardeman for several
j ears. The numerous friends of
the happy couple extend sincere
F. H. McClkllan.
Saulsbury, Tenn., Jan. 25, 1904.
District No. 17.
G. B. Porter has been real sick
for the past few days.
Mr. and Mrs Green Park were
Mrs. A. E Cornelius is quite
sick at the home of her son in law,
J. A. Bishop, in district No. 11.
J. D. Reaves we are glad to
learn is improving.
Mr. Avei.t has a large force of
hands at work improving lwgtrs'
Our schools are prospering under
tl e management of Ernest Slier ami
C. G. Bishop, two enthusiastic
teachers of districts IS and 12 res
pectively. We have a longer school term
promised us, and with the interest
and cooperation of the people, we
look for a great improvement in
the country schools.
The high price of cotton lias giv
en the farmers encouragt meut to
make a mighty effort for the in
coming year. If we could get a
good price for cotton, make a good
crop, have good health, good
road, good schools and a good
president we ought to be happy.
Changeable weather don't agiee
with all the people in this part of
The storm did considerable dam
age around here last Thursday
Miss Mary Craig, of Grand Juri.v
luiii," attended the burial services of
her grand-mother Mrs. Sutton, here
Miss Callie Hamlett, who has
been visiting relatives at Memphis
and Ileuning, has returned home.
Mr. O'car Sparkm.m s.ijs die en
joyed Xmas at home last week."
Mrs. M. L. Fertuson is visiting
relatives in Uptonville.
Mr. Carlylo Nuckoils, who is at
tending school here, i-iied h.ime
folks at Toone recently.
Miss Sallie Johns is on the sick
list this week.
Our new 'school building will soon
be completed. The teachers and
pupils are very anxious to take
charge of it, .Number of pupils en
Mr. David Woods spent last Sat
urday iu Bolivar.
The school at Oak Grove is pro
gressing nicely under the manage
ment of Mr. Solon McDanieJ.
Mr. Frank Campbell, of Bolivar,
came down last Saturday.
Mr.i. Bettie Holmes, of New Cis
tie, has moved into. Hickory Val
ley. Mr. R. E. Rose has returr ed
from M igfixaippi.
Mrn. C. S. McKiume visited home
Mr. Leslie Futrell has returned
from Detroit, Michigan, where he
has been .attending school.
Mr. Charlie Mammons, who has
been very sick, is recovering.
Miss Mary Lou Woodson is
visiting Miss Uessie Woods thin
Tennesseans Give Views
New York, January 25. In re
sponse to the I Irralifs inquiries as
to Col Brj an's latest interview
Senator Bate said:
"Bryan is very popular in Ten
nessee." Representative Moon did not care
at this time to express his views.
Representative G lines gave the
impression that he took issue with
Bryan for seeking to perpetuate a
policy which seemed to be inimical
to the success of the Democratic
Representative Sims said: "I
jjrn in favor of the adoption of Mich
a platform now as will unite and
permit parly cooperation of all
Democrats and bar out none on ac
count ot previous political affilia
tions." Representative Patterson said:
'My opinion of the policy of the
Democratic party is that it shou'd
not be dictated to by any one man,
and that the triumph of the princi
ples of the whole ismore important
than the ambitions of anyone. I
hope the platform will be conserva
tive and in consonance with the
Representative Pierce sid: "The
silver ques ion is no longer a live
issue; we want this campaign fought
on live issues, and I believe it will
Congressman Cooper of Texas
said: "This silver question is abso
lutely dead. Parties are f ir greater
th,m men, and the Democratic
National Convention will adopt such
a platform as the great mass of its
followers demand, despite Mr. Brj-
an, Mr. Cleveland or any other
A man is highest when he is hum
blest. A light heart is a lighthouse for
Religion is never worn out h
ever) day use.
Triumph is simply the perfi e
tense of trial.
Grumbling puts spurs to the stee-
An empty head never has room
for new ideas.
until it is broken.
is never blessed
religious .- ipit al
The man with a m-ssige alas
has an audience
A sUaiidit creed c ut m vir cm i
a crooked character.
A man's greatness is seen in hi
recognition of goodness.
Truth cannot b - expressed when
sincerity is supprt ssed.
The seimou that is easy to delivei
is often hard to digest.
When a man is holv he will no'
need a certificate to the fact.
The blows against sin that count
are not made with the mouth.
The true preacher does not have
to wait for a pulpit to be opened to
Ten cents' worth of help will
make more religion than a dollar's
worth of argument.
Some people hang outside like
icicles from tho roof of the church
and then complain that the church
is cold Chicago Tribune.
On the evening of January 11th
1904' God in His all-wise power j
agam sent His a gel'of death into!
our midst and whispered iu the ear j
of little An. os Little, infant son of
J. R and Di.ra Wilson, "it is
enough, come up higher and claim
our reward iu heaven." Little!
Amos was eleven months and
eighteen da s old While his life
was brief, he had so stronyK en
twined his wee wee self around
those dear ones left behind that it
seemed too much to give him up.
Sorrow not, mother and father,
dear, "as tho-e who have no hope."
He is rejoicing around the throne
of God, w here his sisier has gone
before. You have the swejt assu
rance that thev ho'h have entered
that leait'iful itv "h(n builder
aud maker is God." The sjate
stands ajar, and from their home in ;
heaven they await to welcome you, !
where parting is unknown.
O ! faitd beholds ihe dvint; he J
X auilamed to ilia' glo ius shire.
L IK Ac.tl Klu
Mouiit Comfort, Tenn. .
Gov. r razier his annoiuted
Frank Dihbrell, of Sparta. successor
to The F. Ivinir as eoinpuollei , to
take elfect March 19th.
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JACOB KAHN, President
JN0. V. WRIGHT, Cashier.
Foster, J. M Avei t. J
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ii Take Laxative Bromo Otnnina Taiiets.
H .Wn MmitfMi boxes seld in tsast 12
G. T. INGRAM, President.
3 Established 1887.
State Depository jt
Will luiy rent notes and other note, stocks, bonds and other negotiable securities.
Mmiey to lo in on reasonable terms on approved personal security, collateral and
It isi onr aim to afford our depositors every convenience for the transaction of their
business, and to look carefully after the inteiests of all our patrons.
A majority of our st ick is owned ami the Bank is eon 1 rolled by home business men.
We have a fire-proof brick vault, in wh eh we have a solid steel safe, with steel
burglar chest, with time lock attachment.
Member of the American Bankers' and of the Tennessee Bankers' Associations.
Insured against burglary.
Special attention given to collections and remittances made promptly at lowest rates.
YOUU I3,VINT UUSI.N IOss."S SOLICITED.
DIRECTORS G. T. Ingram, H. W. Tate, W. T Anderson, G M. Savage, Jno. P Douglas, Jno. L.
Mitchell, W. C. Dorion.
has stood the test 25 years. Average Annual Sales over One end a Half Million
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It's not sentiment that makes the most successful
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q you have headaches, tongue is
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not all of these symptoms,
then some of
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For 20 Yecrs Has Led sIJ Worn Reios, tW&msi ,
(Prepared by -eS JAfIES F. BALLARD. St. LGUiS.
SOLI) BY COX
County Savings Bank.
A. Barrett, R. M. Redf.-un. G
ticn you wiili
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moun biriinete Solicited.
l .uore a com in
months. Tim si?m;im
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Stock Paid in,
Interest Allowed on Time Deposits.
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coated, bad breath, bowels con-
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Host ia QuaaUtr. IV ! !n Quality.
J. M. AVENT, Vice-President
L. M. LEE, Cashier.
Grand Junction, Tenn.
A. Black, Jr, E- L Boyle,
fa make a jUefeJtt,
wtih io cSorr-ow Jilon-
uicd fan ptotection of
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"I'll '"M III iimiwwiW
Thi3 Bi'grnataro is on every box of the genuin.
Laxative BromoQuinine Tablet.
the reme&r that cures a cold in one day
1. C. llt It. TIME TABLE.
Sunday, Jan. 3, 1904.
95 local .
1 60 p.m.
H. P TOILSONrAgt-
WRITE f OR LARGE
CALL WHEN IN THE CITY.
J. N. MULF0RD, Jeweler
To Cure a Cold in one Day.
Take Laxative Bromo Qui due Tab
lets All druggist refund the mon
ey if it fails to cure. E V Grove's
signature is on each box. 25c.
Nothing has ever equalled it,
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O CO Il!4 and cnPti nit
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