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aLAsaow, missoxjxii, tTuisrE 29, lses.
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IP.ALY UP. .
feOON, BOSTWICK & CO.
ALL those indebted to the firm of BOON,
BOHTWICK t CO., either by note or ac
count, are notified to come forward immedia'ely
and pay up, u longer indulgence cannot be riven.
k JAMES F1T2PAXKICK, Aeent.
June 15, 5 4mi 0.
JJRUGGIST AND" APOTHECARY,
KfeEPS constantly on hand all kinds of n
... JJr!ls Medicine., Paints, Oils, Dye V?
bluffs. Patent Medicines,: Toilet and Fancy tjL
Articles, etc.. Ac, usually kept in first class
countrtr Drug Stores, -which he will sell on liberal
terms to his customer. Give me a call. Store
room on First Btrect, Glasgow, Mo., at the old
o.unn ui , ii. nulla,
June 15, 1866,
JAMES FITZPATniCK, ,
WILL give his attention to collecting NOTES
and ACCOUNTS. Will also advance
money on the same if desired.
"-Hard Comity Bonds H'nutcd.
or which tha highest price will be paid.
tpg- Money to Loak at Faib Kates.
Glasgow, June 22, 1865 tf
ALL persons who have not raid their Commu
tation tax for the year 1864, who aro liable
to Militia duty, are requested to come forward
and make immediate payment. I must have the
money without delay, as indulgence can and will
not he pven. All persons between the ages of 18
and 45, on the 1st day of May, 1804, are required
to apply to JAMES F1TZPATRICK, at Glas
gow, or to T. G. DE ATHERaGE, at Fayette,
and make payment forthwith. I am bound to
elose up my business in a very short time. No
one will be indulged longer than
The 15th Day of June, 1865,
and all persons owing State, County and military
tax, must settle, as J, shall charge ten per cent,
after that time, and if not paid will enforce the
law strictly against them.
THOS. G. DEATHERAGE,
Collector of Howard County.
June 15th, '65. 9w $5. .
AGENT FOR, THE COLLECTION
Claims against the State"
Glasgow, June 15, 1865. tf
- 'N.FMNZEN. '
HAVING agaun opened my Shoe Shop, I am
prepared to manufacture TO ORDER,
HOOTS AND 6IIOES.
Having had an experience of some fifteen years
at the business, I feelonfideiit that I can give en
tire satisfaction in my work. My material and
stock are of the best kind and warranted.
Beine thankful for past favors from old patrons
I would solicit a continuance of the same, at my
new Shop, on First street, opposite Thompson it
Dunnica'a Bank. N. FRANZEN. i
Glasgow, June 15, 18G5.
SAMUEL C. MAJOR, Public Adminis-
trator of Howard county, Mo.( do hereby
give notice that, by virtue of my said office, and
in accordance with the statutes in such cases
A'4 d provided, 1 this 12th day of May, 1H65,
have Sfcen charge of the estate of John O. Riley,
deceased, to administer the said estate.
All pt rsona having claims against said estate
are required to exhibit thein for allowance to the
administrator within one year after the date afore
said, or they may be precluded from any benefit
of such estates and if such claims be not exhib
ited within three years from the date aforesaid,
tnev will Lie lorever oarreu.
SAMUEL C. MAJOR,
June 15,1863. 3w Puhlic Adiu'r.
Notice of Fiual Settlement.
A LL creditors and others interested in die Es-
i tare of JOHN V. BERKLEY, deceased,
are notified that the undersigned, administratis
of said estate, intends to make a fin 1 settlement
of said estate at the next August term of the
County Court of Howard county, 1805.-
SAMUEL C. MAJOR,
June 15, 1865 4w nl f 3
Notice of Final Settlement.
ALL creditors and others interested in the es
tate of WILLIAM L. KNIGHT, deceased,
are notified that tha undersigned, Administrator
of said estate, intends to make a finul settlement
of said estate at the neift August term of the
County Court of Howard county, 1865.
SAMUEL C. MAJOR,
June 15, 1865 4w nl $3
I ' A
AM nw Agent for the COLLECTION OF
CLAIMS against the State and General
Government, andwan always be found
County CJerk's Oificc, ready to attend to business
in that line. J. M. RE ID,
Fayett.', June 71, 105 3w
DRUG & HOOK STORE,
THE subscriber would respectfully inform his
friends and the nubile generally that he hus
purchased the Drug Store of his brother, I. C.
Diu;i.s, and has now ou hand, and inteuds keeping
A General Assortment
BEST DRUGS AND MEDICINES,
Faint, Oils, D) e-StuiTs, and
which he oilers to tha public on
The Most Accommodating Terms.
Those wishinz to nurclinse will do wnll tn iv
me a call before purchasing.
nooks, Stationers- nnd I'uncy Ar
PHYSICIANS may rely 'on bavine their nre-
scniitions carefully coimiotimkd and nut un nr..
curately, and with despatch, at all hours, day and
F. W. II. DIGGES.
Glasgow, June 22, lt(65.
rrillE subscriber respectfully announces to the
JL public, that he has ju.it opened the present
me prcceni wcuk, ai uis
on the corner of Water and Market streets, front
ing the rive ,u
LARGE AND VARIED
' ASSORTMENT OF
11 O CERIES
Which he oilers for cash or produce, on the most
liberal term.-. Please give me a call and exam
ine my huge stock, us I am determined to make
it to the interest of the people to trude with me.
" Quick Bales and Small profits,"
ij my motto.
Thankful for former patronage, I respectfully
solicit a coiitiuance of the same.
Claspow, June 15, lii5.
JNO. IIA1II1IS0S 1W. U. BlULII. niCU'D EAUICKAO ,
BIRCH, EARICKSON & CO.'
Excise & SwXm iN$6
Notice of Final Settlement.
LL creditors and others interested in the part-
rship estate of P. W. & W. C. CROPP,
ifie4 that the undersigned. Administrator
Jfete, intends to make a final settlement
Estate at the next August term of the
r Court of Howard county, 18(i5.
M SAMUEL C. MAJOR,
June 15, 1865 lw nl 13
TTILL buy and sell Exchange, receive depoi'
VV its, deal in Securities, loan money and
make collections at all accessible points.
(tS Until our linnking-House w finished, our
olhce will be in the buildiia? occupied by the
June 22, lbT, tjin.
G II O C E R 1 E S
H. B. Graham & Bro.,
81 Second SUeef, ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI.
Erery "lni ol
P A P 33 K
on hand, and for sale at MILL PRICES, (frelglit
added. Cash for RAGS. june lb, -lira
' Notice of Fiual Settlement.
ALL creditors and others interested in the es
tate of JAMES BEV1N, deceased are no
tified that the undersigned, administrator of said
estate, inteuds to make a final settlement of aid
state at the next August term of the county court
of Howard county, Mo., 18o5.
SAMUEL C. MAJOR,
Jun 15, 1865 iw nl 3
fltHE undersigned is fully prepared to give to
X llie public
All the Benefits of tbe lute Great
appreciation of Currency,
by furnishing them with any article in his line of
GREATLY REDUCED PRICES
Having bouirht recently, under all the ajvan
lages of a CASH MARKET, will tell accord
MY STOCK CONSISTS IN FAKT or
Administrator' Notices de bonis
THE letters of my predecessor, as Administra
trix of tha estate of Samuel Grace, deceas
ed, having ceased to have any legal force by rea
son of her marriage, by virtue of an order nf the
r.n.mt Court of Howard County. Mo., made on
the 27th day of May, 1S65, 1 have taken charge
of said estate lo auminisinr ine same.
SAMUEL C. MAJOR.
Administrator ie toais on, and Public Adra'f of
riowsra eoumr, mi.
Jane J; nl 3w fj
Screws, , .
. Coal Oil,
Cotton and wool cards,
&c, &., &c.
(t Will py the highest market price
f a 14 tur nil Linilu if Produce.
SV Albo, Agent fur Receiving and Forward'
Kture-room in the old Post Office, at the comer
of Water and Howard streets, next door to my
old Stand, Glasgow, Mo. .,.-
(iLU, 11. 1A1UJ1.
June 15, 1S05 ly
For the Howard Union.
The Capture of the City of Glasgow by
Pap Price's" Army during his Kaid,
last fall. History of some facts not
For several dny previoui to the 15th
of October last, Trice's ermy then being in
ocoupMion of JJuonville, this .and neigh
boring counties were filled wilh gangs of
rebels and bushwhackers, "conscripting"
or rooruiting for "old Pnp." Our citizens
ware cut off from nll commuuication wilh
oilier parts of Iho Stuto by stoppage of the
mails and destruction of tha telegraph lines.
Glasgow being left with a small garrison of
troops of about twenty of tho 13th Mo. Vet.
cavalry undor command of Capt Mayo,
about twenty men of tho Ray county militia
under Capt. Tiffin, about 1G men of compa
ny M, Oth M. S. M. Cav., undor Capt.
Hunter, and a few men of tho 17lh 111. Cav.,
(a part of Gen. Fiak's body guard,) one
compauy of militia tinder Cnpt. Johu
Vunce, and about GO men of Cnpt. Bing
ham's company of Saline county militia that
came to this sida a few days before tho
lit. Capt. Mayo being left in command
of the post, with instructions, to "hold the
post at all hazards" with the promise, also
that oil tho troops at different posts should
fall bnck on Glasgow, if required, or com
pelled to evacuate their own post3, which
fur some cause they failed to do and left the
place to the few men left hero by Gen.
Fisk, many of them sick nnd disabled, ex
cept the Glasgow militia.
On Thursday, (two days before the
fight) our post was reinforced by about
450 men of the 43rd Mo. Infantry under
Col. Chester Harding, with some of Gen.
Fisk's staiT on thoir way to Jefferson City.
They started from St Joseph ton days be-
1 ,i i , . i
tore qui irom me low stage or llie river,
did not get down in time to pais Boonville
until that place was in the hands of Geo.
Price. Many union refugees from the dif
ferent towns aboye carao down on the two
team-beats, under Cl. Harding; also a
urge lot of military stores from Lexington.
Muj Curtis was sent baok with one of the
boats (o Leavenworth for reinforcements
and cannon, but too late to reach that point
before 'le capture of this place. All the
freight of tho two boats, consisting of mili
tary stores was piled or the levee. Tho
43rd Infantry were encamped on the com
mon in the eastern part of the town, tho
7th Illinois, Oth M. S. M. and the Sulino
militia were encamped nettr Mr. 13. .
Lewis' above town, tho rest of the troops
were encamped iu town, in tho City Hall
FORTIFICATIONS, BIFLB FITS, &C
About ten d;iy before the battle two
mall fortifications was erected on Herre-
ford's Ill'.l by one of our citizens, large
enough to holJ about 40 men, merely as a'
defense nguinst a raid of bushwhackers. It
was a good point for a defenso against a
small force. A day or two before the fight
Capt. Mnyo ordered the two first fortifica
tions to bo conneoted by a rille pit, and ex
tended arnund Hereford's House which
tvus finished the morning before the fight,
and which would make room for about two
hundred men without orowding them.
These works were all constructed end
proved to be very useful in defence of the
place, but were not in tho right place for
tho defence of the town against a large
force, such as that of Gen. Clark, the as
sailing general. Another line of works
would have been built on the lull back of
the principal row of houses, bu.t tho attack
was made the next morning and prevented
further operations in thut lino.
About day-break on tha morning of the
15th of Ootober the rebels under Joe Shelby
opened on the town from tho south side of
tho river, (immediately west of town,)
with threo pieces of cannon, (one a rifled
gun,) wilh solid shot, grape and shell, with
out any notice to tho citizens. The first
notice they hod of any confederate army
forces being near was the booming of can
on, tho bursting of shell and crashing of
timbers, which terrified the sleopingjinhnb
itants, causing many of them to make rath
er a hasty ioikt.
It was the orders.. of Gen. Fisk, that all
citizens capable ol bearing arms should be
formed into companies for defense of the
place. , Therefore all the men and boys of
proper age, were formed into twocompa
nies.Jone under Capt. Stcinmetz, the other
under Capt Joseph tvilhoit. Immediately
after the commencement of tne bombard
ment from the south sido of (he river, the
citizens and soldiers were formed to pre
pare for an attack in the rear of town. A
little after sunrise, a long line of rebels
could be seen about half a mile soulh-east
of town, mounting the hjl on the lands of
Mrs. Turner. After gotting little neaier
town the) plniitcd their batteries and open
ed on the town and camp of the the 43rd,
with shejli from three pieces. Tho oili.
ens and militia woro ordered to fall baok
on the entrenchments, but Col. Harding or
dered thera,.o' a portion of them, to form a
skirmish line the lower end of town near
English's mill Sibil's vineyard, whioh
was done by tt port of Capt. Steinmotz's
men and a ps:' of . Vanco's company of
militia.',. Pa the 13lh Cav., taking po
sitions nonr'ffiu iowoi' bridgo, whilst Capt.
Tiffin wilh somo of his men hold the vino
yard, Capt. Mayo commanding the whole
skirmish line. 'Jp a few moments the
"gray-backs" mode thoir appearance with
in easy musket range, posted behind trees,
fences and logs, but advanced steadily,
keeping up a constant volley of firing, our
men returning it wilh considerable effect,
killing and wounding many of the rebels,
without any casualties on our side except
the severely wounding of one man, and
another slightly, jas they fell back to tho
entrenchments. In a short timo all of our
men had to fail back to the entrenchments,
which filled them so full that many had to
get out, and post themselves behind Ihe
fences, wood-piles, stables and out-buildings,
whilst the rqbols occupied the houses
on the other hill, and all houses south of the
rifle pits. It was then about 9 o'clock P.
M., the fight being kept up with but few
casualties on our side. But a portion of
the 43rd that held the camp, and the hill,
near the boy's school house, suffered some
in kil'ed and wounded. Shortly after the
skirmish line fell back to the pits, Capt
Saml, Steinmetz whilst standing near the
corner of Stedmorul's stable, was pierced by
a mionie ball through the lungs. He fell,
and only remarked "Pull me out of the
way." jjt was done by Bomo of his com
rades, he lived but a few moments. Capt.
S. was en excellent young man, nnd his
death cast a gloom on the countenance of
every man as U was passed along in the
entrenchments, His brother Aaron was
also mortally wounded just after firing off
his gun in tbe entrenchment, a liltlo before
the close of the fight. V. Stalcy, another
citizen was also shut through the heart
shortly after the death of Capt. S. Mr. Sta
ley was a young doctor of considerable
promise. His Jtc'.h caused universal regret
amongst the citizen r,f his acquaintance, he
was a German, and resided in Glasgow about
eight years. Kouo ot tho citizens in the
streets were struck wilh tho shot or
shell, (although Iho eanonaJing was kq t
up from the east ts well as tho west of thu
town,) except in one case, that of Iley.
Wm. Cajles. II: had all the fleshy part of
one leg carried away by a shell from one of
Shelby's guns whilst standing onMhe porch
of his own house. It is remarkable Uiat
that man, Mr. C., done more than any other
man in North Missouri to inaugurate this
rebellion. Hundreds of .young men that
now sleep in southern graves, and others
that havo wasted four years in striving to
dastroy their government, could safely say,
"Had it not been for you Mr. Copies, I
should never havo raised my hand against
my government." He helped materially to
fill up Shelby's brigade. By one of Shelby's
guns he met his death. Perhaps tho h'act
was bred by one of his van recruits. Such
are tho mysterious ways of Providcnco !
Whilst the fight was progressing in town,
a part of the rebel rig'.it flank bccQmo en
gaged with the soldiers above town near
tho house of Mr. Lewis. Considerable of a
fight took place for nossession of the tobac
co factory, which lasted until some time af
sent out ond firing had ceased altogether,
the rebols kept constantly changing their
position gotting nearer to tho fortifications,
violating every rule of honourable warfaro,
with the intention it is supposed cf making
a charge, acting in the inmo cowardly and
dishonourable manner of Forrest nt Fort
In the fight.on the fedcrrd sido the loss
was about ten killed ond about fifteen
wotmded, many of them slight. Tho killed
ond mortally wounded amountod tJ about
sixteen in all, including tho tlirco citizons.
It is not known how many were killed on
the confederate sido. It is supposed to be
about eighty and at leant two hundred
wounded. All tho robels that were buriod
iere, were strangers from Arkansaa end
Texas. Tho Missotsrians that were killed,
wero carried off for interment amongst their
friends. They carried all of their wounded
off except about thirty that was mortally or
yory severely wounded.
THE BUR.VISO or THE TOWS.
About 9 o'clock in tho day, Maj John R.
More, post Commissary, and acting Quar
ter-master, having used tho bnsemont and
second story of tho City Hall for storage,
fired the building to prevent the ammunition
and stores falling into the hands of the reb
els. Tho fire from the City Jlall commu
nicated to several adjacent buildings, they
to others; the wind blowing a strong breczo
nt the time it was thought at one tima that
the whole town would burn up as there
were but fow men in town to save it from
destruction, es the rebels under Shelby
kept up a constant fire from the south side
of the river on the citizens, whenever they
wero seen on tho streets, with grape-shot,
shell, and small arms. Twobuildings were
Cred near tho fortifications ly orders cf
Capt. Mayo, that wero near tha entrench
ments. Fifteen houses hi all wero nurnt,
inoludinc; ono sloro, or.c jeweller storo, one
shoe shop, one saddler shop ond dwelling,
ouo church, ono cabinet shop end Lino
dwelling, It was a terrific time for onr
hcretoforo quiet town of Olu.-jjoiv. The
firing of cannon, the bursting of slid!, the
rattling of thousands of small arms, together
with crackling of timbers and smoke cf tho
burning buildings and burning shingles and
sparks of fire flying in all directions mingled
with the groans of the wounded and dying,
was a sad thing to contemplate. But such
wno is nr.irosiiBLB roa nrasiso ini
It id a well known fast th it fi.r several dr.ys
before the fight, Maj Mora hud all thugs
arranged to fire the City Hull if in, c.se
there was any dancer of its buinj taken by
tho rebels or if the federal forces would L'e
compelled to evacuate tho post. It was
liko clothing, bocti, blankets, watches end
ju'wclry, trinkets of all hind, in fant every
thing that could lo carried a-vay. Bureau
drawers, closet doors, sad trun'cs wero
broken cpen, ond contents strewn over tin
floors; in fact every house wr.s cunpletuly
sacked. In mr.y cases tho ladies' clothir
was stolen. But that wan trilling in com
parison to tho robcry of tho stores. Imme
diately after tho surrender, the town was
filled with country people, who had f jl
lowed their friends in tho rebel vank?,
for the purpose of plunder. Woman ond
young girls, old men, and young cic'n ;:in'
cor.scn.'.ic, with their wives and sweet
hearts, wero iu town, with'ecrpet sacks,
ready to bo filled cut of t!:os!:rcs of their
neighbors. Ail the i'.rsi 1 ;t went homo on
Katurdny evening l:le 1 with goods tf all
kinJj, only to return tho r.orit day with fresh
recruits of frs&h ilunhnrz. It is said somo
of the woman fought in llie :tcre, as fotno
of them accused tho others of "taking more
than their share." Such arc Iho shameful
evidences of tho demoralization cf the
country that penona that have livid all theiif
lives within ten or fifteen miles cf tho
place, should so far firgct ail social and
friendly promptings of human nit jro, as to
rob and plunder a neighboring poop'o that
were t.t tho samo timo held as prisoners by
an invading fo3. The liko was ntyer seen
before and for tho sake of christian civiliza
tion it Is hoped it will never occur again.
STAY OF PAP mice's AHMT IS GLASGOW.
The forces under Gen. Clark remained in
town and vicinity nearly threo days. The
majority acted in a very unexceptionable
mannerj but they had many drunken row
dies amongst them that committed acts of
murder, and other outrages. All negroes
caught with any tiling of federal uniform on,
ware cruelly murdered, two wero shot in
town, live mora taken dcv;:i tho r.vcr V.:.n't
some distance and it is supposed they v.oro
shot and their
tcr tho surrender ut town. Several rebels
wero killed up there but no casualities on
our sido. All tho citizens (that did not
kulk away lo hide) fought well, perhaps
noi wun me same coolness ana preoision
of veteran soldiers, but they done their
duty. The houses within range of the ri
fie pits were all filled with rebel soldiers,
but they were soon dislodged as the.bullets
passed clear through the frame houses, kill
ing cud wounding many. Mr. Dunnice's
house suffered most, sevoral rebels were
killed in it. Mr. Hutchingson's house bo
ing brick, formed a better protection, but
our men kept such a constant firo on the
windows that few shots were fired from it
after they were disoovered. About half
past one o'clock the firing having almost
ceased. on both tides, neither party wishing
to waste ammunition, the assailing party
not venturing any nearer, our boys waiting
for them to make a charge matters being
in that situation for over an hour, Col
Harding and some other officers thought it
better to surrender. The flag of truoe was
sent out end terms of surrender were agreed
upon between Gen. Clark and Col. Hard
ing, which was "that the men inaroh out
with their arms and staok them, the officers
to retain their horses, side arms, end private
property," After 'the flag cf truce wa
suggested to him "that -.t would bo a bettor
plan to take all the ammunition ond stores
out cf the Hall ond put then in somo isola
ted building, or on somo vacant lot, covered
by larpoleons, with a proper guard placed
over them, so as to not destroy the fine
building and adjacent property," but tnat
was not the programme It is said tho Mrj.
did nut even try to save hts books before
ho fired tho building. Well it ij supposed
that was in accordance to military usages.
ft is eometiiiiLs troublesome io settle with
the government. The few words "burnt
by military nocossi'.y" is certainly a very
short way of making a report, and final set
tlement. Aud as Uncle Sam has a fong
purje with loose strings, it is presumed it
is all right. But there is one fact that some
men cannot see into, mat is, mo great.
loss of private property lo many individ
uals; if there wr.s nny military necessity to
burn their property, they and the publio
have failed to see the jioint. It is true that
the two isolated buildings burnt ly Cr.pt.
Mayo's orders, wero of a military necessity,
(although one of them was Lumt by mis
take,) in burning the cdher it deullluss
saved tho lives of many of the men in the
entrenchments. Maj. Mora estimated the
stores and ammunition at about $30,000 in
value; to keep that amount from falling into
rebel hands, he burnt over $100,000 worth
of individual property, many of thoso indi
viduals badly abla to lose it.when it is
well known that there was at lesst $100,-
000 worth of Government property on the
levee that was not burnt, but fell into tho
rehtl bauds, amonsst the lut was twelve
hundred suits of cavalry uniform and sev
erol bales of blankets, together with a large
amount of other stores and arms, token off
of tho itcam-boul West Yind. This prop,
erty it is supposed was not under the charge
of Maj. Moro. But some person was re
sponsible for leaving thut amount of prop,
erty, (the very things the rebels wantod,)
viz; clothing, blankets, medical stores, and
arms, to fall into their hands.
WIIOLEIALI ItODUEBT AUD VLVKDEB.
During the fight every house entered by
tho rebels was rduniereJ if everything
in the r.vcr.
Many of the cotifcdorVo rfTicirj acted liko
gentlemen, Lt it was evi ler.t t..at t rank
and file wero very much demoralized as the
oflicor's had but little control ou-r thec;,
stating that "many of their men 1'ed eu
bushwliiickers, and that thry huj not g I
then broken in yet." The last remnant
left v.i on M..ndoy corning, leaving the citi
zens without provisions cf any kind and
with only the clothing ou their backs; mar.y
of tho men had t o t.iks off their cdi :.;.d
givo them up to theia, so it was with t!.iir
"wutvhes" and "greenbacks." But tho
w-'-rst ticss for the union men wore to come.
Aftor tho confederates loft, the buohwhank
ors ootuo next, and laid the town for a
'.veck or ton duys. Quontrcl, wi'.h hU
gang was in town on two or throfl occasions
but it said he did r.ot i'jurc any person.
But Jim Jackscn nnd hi cut threats, caruo
to tow., and would havo murdered all thi
union men, as well as the federal wounded
in tho hospital, but Dr. Shulta the confed
erate surgeon beggod !.ti:s net to do io, nnd
ho left, Next followed Bill Ar.lorsjr; ho
wanted to murJ-.r all the frd. nl wende!
but ho was also prevailed on to spare thorp,
and left aftur robbing ond maltreating sin-?
of our citizens in a rast ho: khv manner.
The forces engaged in the fiht was about
two thousand men under J oe She!', y and
J-lf Thompson on the south side ;.f the river
and about thirty-five hundred men undor
Gen. John B Clark Jr., on tho cori'i side:
Tl'.e forces opposed to them was about mw
men, oitiiens and nil, without any ci'inon.
and indifferently armed.
GEN. I. V.rtt.VTT.-G'.-ncnl Tratt's
Headquarters oro in this place, where ho
and his efficient staff can always Lo f t.i.1.
General Trait is a native of Massachu
setts, emigrated to this Stute iu 1S37, where
ho was e Jucatod. Aftor cornpiUitig his ed
ucation, ho removed to Yiiginia, b':t ra
turnclto this Stato juiTbefore the rebolh'.'C
broke "'.it, and locate 1 in Linn county. Ho
entered tho U. S. service as a private, ia
June 1661, was soon chosen Captain, and
raised the lbth Missouri Vcluatecu, Mai
son Miller Colonel, of w hioh he was elect
ed Lieutenant Colcnel ia July cf the samo
year. This regiment was stationed nt
Brookficld, Lacleda and" Weston, aud did
cCicieut work iu tho early days of the re
bellion. In February, lSu'2, tho regiment
was ordered to Lland No. 10, where it
wos aotively engaged during tho bombard
ment of the first week, 'f hence it went to
Shiloh, where Colonel Miller commanded a
brigade, and General Pratt took command
of the regiment, during the first day of that
mcmoratlo fight. Late in tho evening ot
that day, after the regiment had suffered se
verely in killed end wounded, Colonel Pratt
and the remainder were takn prisoners.
In company with General Prentiss and
Colonel Miller, Colonel Trott was held a
prisoner seven months, in various South
ern prisons, including the historic "Libby,"
In Kichmond, and was finally paroled at
Aiken's Landing, on James River, No
vember 12, 1862. General I. V. Pratt
at present holds a seat In the Stute Senate,
and was appointed a Brigadier General last
February. In him, the people havo
faithful public i fflcer, Voth civil nnd militn
ry. Macon Time. '