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EMMA SANSON *
(By 0. G. Thonpson *
Among -tile great soldiers of the War
of Secession, and the greatest horse
man known lit modern warfare, twas
Natlhan .Bedffotd Forrest. Stuart,
Haminlton, Wheeler, Morgan, M. C.
Butler, Thosser, Ashby nwere grand.
Tried by the test of results. achieve
ments, Forrest led them all. Many eimi
nent actors of that period expressed
the opinion, even long after the close
of the struggle, that one of the great
anistakes of military authoritiles of the
Confederacy, was made -in failing to
give Iorrest supreme ce'm-'nand .n all
that region embracl.-ig Tenaeud o, Ken
tucky, Alabamua and ai! tert.u'i -y on the
:Bit 'let's discuss son o. the ten
thousand incidents of a 1 .sona sar
acter that c'ame during tli,, long
drawn-out struggle-incidents that
bring in review personal daring, de
ivotionl to duty and self-sacrifice. Were
all these given space in our history, it
Would Occupy a thouisalid iages, and
add111 imleasui rably to its value.
The great generals and leaders in
civil affairs 'are apt to absorb all space
in history, while thousands of the
very great heroes in the ranks, get in
diferent notice. 'leroes like Emilia
Sainso., Whose story I twill give %on
briefly, as recited 'by herself and John
Allen Wyett, M. D., in his life of Nathan
This incident occurred during For
rest's '"pursuit and caiptuire of
Stroight" of which General Lord Wolse
ley said, "The story of which, with the
Andrews raid will ever reiain an at
-Iractive, yet imtholtic chapter in Anieri
can history, which reads like romance;
iand will interest ihe world so long as
'women bring forth male children."
'Dr. Wyeth's introductory reads: "To
timia Sanson, a 4woman worthy of be
ing renembered by her countrymen
as long as couage is deemed a virtue,
who rode with General Forrest in the
engagement at nlack Creek. -May :,
.1863, and by guiding his mn1 to an uni
knarded ford, enabled him to Capture
Col. A. D. Streight and his entire coni
'Inand, this v'olume is dedieated as a
I(oken of admirii -ation and respect."
Col. Abel D. Streight was an officer
of 'the highest standing in the Union
(nilly, and at the head of a ille body
of soldiers, suprelor in number to
Porrest's ('on01un.an1d. Tile object. of his
raid to operate in the rear of Bragg's
army, then (April, 1863) in Chatta
nooga, and cut the railroad line lead
ing from jktlanta to that place.
J. C. Burns &
11.50) Alarm Clock, our' pric
$5.00 Right Day Oak Fi'aime
$1 .50 Watieh--guaraptced tit
$5.00 Guitar, ai fine tonled ini:
$1.00 Meni's Unaion 'Suits, ehe<
1 lot Mden's goodl heavy Bli
3 pirIs 'Men 's Sox, alssor'ted
75e vallie 'Women's Silk Ho:
Women 's Hose, Jisle .finished,
1 lot ChildrenE 'iHse, sizes
We have the biggest line of
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the same 'hose for less mon
Men's $1.25 Overalls, good h(
our prce... ...,.....
tMeni's $1l.75, best union mat
1 set of 6 fine White 'Platesd
1 set of 6 Cups and ISaucers,
10e Tin Pie Plates .... ...
1 Pint Tin 'Cup ......... .
* Come to R
of our -ma
.T( ret1)1o the pursuit of Streight:
"Forrest had once more roused his
nen for their fourth consecutive nig'ht
march, - and 'pirsuing and overtaking
-his faithful advance guard, which was
skirmishing, )iyth the raiders. Sending
Bibbe's men to'tho rear, for a well
e'arned rest, and taking their place
with his escort, he in person now -took
charge of 'the attack, and gaining raopid
.ly on the Uni'on columns, closed In up
on the raiders about four miles east
ward from.mihere he first struck them,
at tgc ever-famous Black Creek bridge.
Black Oreek is a deep ai'( sluggish
stream with precipitous 'banks and
mud bottoim. It has -its source on thei
'plateau of 'Lookout Mountain, the
southern limit of which range is less
than one mile to the north. Only. a
little farther away, in .a 'serles of
preci)itous falls and 'whirling cas
cades, pure and crystal, while 'a moun
tain stream, leaping from rock to rock,
it falls front its high est'ate to mingle
Iwith the stained and muddy waters of
Eidranning the main road leading
from lBlountsville to Guttsden, thcebe
stood in 1863, a rude, uncovered wood
ein bridge. There 'was no other means
of crossing the stream (deemed im
passable except by bridge or ford),
nearer than two miles, where there
was a second structure, so rickety and
unsafe, however, it had beei abaindon
cd. Col. Streight, sorely pressed by
his 'pursuers, had built his hopes of
escape more upon this obstacle 'in
Forrest's path than any other possible
to him before he .reached the Chatta
nooga river near Rome, id he bent
every energy to cross 'is command
over and destroy this brige before the
confederates could close In upon him.
This accomplished and believing the
creek could not be forded, he could
t'ake it easy, for at least half a day, and
allow his worn-out cavalcade to sleep
and recuperate. By nino o'clock on
the morning of May 2nd, despite For
rest's persistent ru11,h at the rear-guard
for the last four miles, all of his men
over except the rear vidette, his how
witzers were in position on the eastern
bank, fence-rails twere piled on the
structure, and it was well- in flames.
At this moment. a cloud of dist cKme
sweo;ing down the road; in front of
it at fumli slpeed, a man on horseback
wearing a blue unifoi\'i, and in the
whirlwind, though not yet distinguish
able, a squadron of Confederates. rhe
man in blue, seeing the bridge ablaze
and escapC now impossible cheeken
his horse, thronv up his ha'nds, and
surrendered. The foremost man in
the pursuing squadron was General
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tie piece, our priee ....' .... 98c
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Close by the roadside and some two
hundred yards from the -westerly ap
Proach to 'the bridge was a plain farm
house, having only a single story, 'with
two or three rooms on either side of
a wide-open vassageway, after the
Pashion of the piliilt,ive dwellings of
this section of -the South. Owning this
home aifd the small tract of land on
Which it had been built, there hven
a. widow lady and two young unmar
ried daughters. Their chief means of
support had been 'an only , son and
brother, and they had sent him to the
war in 1861, In one of the first com
panies that left Gadsden to join the
Southern Army. le was then away
In the '1'' Albania Infantry, and they
with all icy had of help, given to the
mause which they believed iwas right,
were struggling to mae the little
farm yield enough for their support.
They owned no slaves, nor did at
least one-half the families in the South,
who gave life and whatever property
Plan to I
to Red Ir(
ig Department St<
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'1 lot 'Men 's Four-in-HIand Si
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:Men 's Dress Pants, a 2-legge
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Women 's Slippers, 1 lot ..
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$1.25 Women 's Night Gownts.
$1.25 Wonien 's Ted dies ' .
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M'en 's Shoes'going' at .. .. ..
Slippers - and Shoes, all' e
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3 sticks of 5c Goo 'mek'Bhic
6 cakes best Laundry 'Soap ('bi
ee the wl4eolun
they possessed to the Southern cause.
They fouglit no -war for ziaLverV, but
for what they 'believed to be their
right to 'live like.freeien, as they wore
born, and under whatev " fw'm of
government ,the majority decreed. This
was the faith of 'these honest women.
The outside world can scarcely appie
clate the influence of the won)a of
the Southern States in carryinj on the
fight when it was once started. Such
(vas their devotion and intensity of
purpose t'hat from -sixteen to sixty
five years of ago no able-bodied male
was free from the pressure they exer
cised Iji various ways to attach him
to- the active servle. It was this
spIrit that 'actuated the w.idow. Sanson
and her daughters, and on the 2nd of
May, 1863, one of these dauglIters
wrote her name imperishably in his
As long as'the ilame of Nathan Bed
ford Forrest sh'all last among men
and it must endure forever--notpled
uth Carolina's I
res in Laurens No'
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1k Ties, ''Jim Dandy"' . .48o
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genuine Suit values, now
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Shoes t-' fit all shapes of
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printed on bottle, Mother I You must
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tation fig syrup.
ich county in the State
rned after the old Eng
[ display of Merrie Eng
eet parade with County
y parade; The mamouth
)ar by 20,000; The Auto
Style Show. Hear the
ideville features and be
a Star Night. Palma
i Gras.-- Don't miss it.
S5 THIS WEEK
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leaies, Chamnbrays, wvhile
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Goods, Silks and Cotton
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With it in artless womanhood an
ierole -pose will be the nanle of Em4ninc
As Foi'rest came dashing down the
wad, close ot the fleeing 'ederais; thil
liri of sixteeft- Vears, recognizing hin
is a Confederate oficer, and knowink
is site says, "We 1bre now in the 111ids
)f our men," -told 'hfn that the bridg<
wvas destroyed and fin reply to hil
luestions. informed hint that there va
io other nearer than two nilles, bu
'hat there was nearby, Onr her mother',
!arm, an old ford, where, at times, -h
very low water, she had noticed thi
3Ows w'ading across .the creek, and rh<
believed -that -he and his men might .b
rible to cross there.
(To 'be continued.)
Not Always So.
"If you're right, what the other fel.
low thinks doesn't matter," says an
exchange. Tell- that to the motorist
who has run foul of the traflic cop.
lig Festival W
the beauty Queens from ei
te Queen's Coronation patte
istom with all the pomp anc
the big three section str
s on County floats; the Bab
rks display witnessed last y
Industrial Exhibits; The
)and concerts. See the vat
id for the big Grand Oper
'ivals the New Orleans Mad
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