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NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON, D. 0., JULY 22, 1882.
Si OUR SOLDIERS' COLUM. A COMRADE WORDS SPEAKS A FEW PLAIN TO CONGRESSMEN. . Tiin the Soldier Iojioscs lo Snpport at Htc Tolls. Speaker Keifor in the ".Tar Claims of Kx- rriKfltirrs of War for Pensions The Jfr.tional Tribune- Declared lo lie ''The Paprr for (he People' Small Shot. A WOKI TO COXGHEPSMEN. To iho Editor Satjoxat. Tkiiiun:: When the war commenced the whole pcoplo at the North, with a unanimity never witnessed in any part of the world before, voluntarily roso to amis, hut it must bo recollected at the simc timo that these pcoplo did not leave their quiet firesides and happy homes and go down South at their own option. They-did not be take themselves to the "Laud of Dixie" on any wild-goose chase or quixotic expedition. They eet their faces hi that direction in obedience to the orders of the President of the United States, to vjthold Oie Flag, and maintain the laic, where the supremacy of the law had been both defied aud contemned. If it is still claimed by chronic croakers that those of our soldiers who performe'd this service had thoir lot cast in pleasant places, let them conjure up and ask the ghosts of the sliin ; ask those who returned shattered in limbs, feeble in body, and almost imbecile in mind; ask the widows and orphans, whose sole protectors, in thousauds of instances, rotted in a prison pen and wore then Hung in a ditch, a Talk as wc will, assert ind asseverato to the contrary as wo may, there still remains the startling and indubitable fact that the Govern ment, if ever so willing, can never fully requite the soldier for all that lie has done and suffered durjng tho recent war. It is so colossal in iis proportions that it cau neither be weighed, measured, or computed by any process known to man. Tho Omnipotent alone can compass or fathom it. This matter of Government assistance by way of pensions to those who received injury or pcrninucnt debility while engaged in the service during the late rebellion is being looked into recently by quite a number whom it will "be hard to silence or put down, and who have hitherto maintained a stubborn silenco on the subject over since the war. If our members of Congress are wise in their day suid generation, they will look not upon the soldier with contempt, neither will they frown upon him any more, for lo aud behold lie has a vote! . Close watch should be kept on this obstruct ivo clement, which pervades to a cortain extent both branches of our national Congress; the shoep should be separated from the goats, and the righteous from the ungodly ; or, in other words, let us see aud know, by their votes and thoir acts, who understands this question fully, and will render unto C;esar what belongs to Cicsar,and unto the soldier all that is his due. 35. Cornell, Co. 1, 1st X. J. Cav. Easletox, "Wis., July 12. FOR WHOM THE SOLDIER WILL VOTE. To the Editor National Tribune: 1 1 u Another Congressional clectiou is approach iug, and soon we shall begin to hear aspirants making speeches and telling what great; things they will do if they arc elected. They are sure t call upon the soldiers for thejr voles: wiuVtrtll them they aro going to bounty bill through, and are going to int: and snstnin measures that will enable each every one to receive just compensation for his sen-ice. Over and over again have these prom-1 eos been made, and they have been broken as often. I do nut wish to condemn everybody, for some hare done all in their power, and we are well aware who they are. Tho men who have stood up -so manfully for the soldiers' rights aro the men wc should stand by. Now, comrades, let, nsv.'ing the political cannon into positionjand throw sach tremendous bomb shells' into tho ranks of the promise-breakers that not one of them-will ever be hcavd in the tails of Congress again., J. Shores, 02d 111. Yols. Osage, Iowa. speaker kkifee in the war. To the Editor National Tribune: I received my first copy of your valuable and interesting paper April 29, and my eye first rested on tho article headed "An Incident of Goneral Koifer's War Eecord." I have a dif foront version of the event, and it may be of interest to some of your readers. Tho morning of the Gth of April, 3SG.", Major Gcneral II. G. Wright received orders to report, -with his command, to Major-Gencral Phil. Shoridau. It appeared that Sheridan had se lected the Sixth Corps for this special day's duty. Wc closely followed the retreating confed erates until they had crossed Sailor's Creek," where they'threw up hasty and light rifie-pits just in the edge of a wood ; this left" Sailor's Creek" in a little valley like, whiffli separated us from tho enemy. The hill on cither side was about equal, but on both sides of the creek it was very marsh, wet, and muddy. The corps was marching on this day with tho Thin! division in front, consisting of only two brig ados, one of which was General Kcifcr's. As General Wright came up with the head of his corps he met General Sheridan, who immedi ately gRYC him orders. to push his command over the creek and engage the enemy. General Wright quietly remarked : "llad we not better wait until the corps comes up?" Sheridan, knowing his own plans best, replied, "Shove over what you have got, and the rest as they come up." Wright immediately placed his ar tillery in position on the brow of the hill oppo site tho enomy, and opened his guns, at the same time giving orders to the Third division (only two brigades) to cross over and dislodge the enomy. The order was quickly obeyed, but the enemy in their rifle-pits were too much for thorn, and many were driven back. During this time Sheridan had sent his cavaly around in the enemy's rear, knowing that when tho whole of tho corps came up there would be hot and short Work. And so it proved. The corps passed over and dislodged and drove tho enemy before than. There was a sudden lull imme- diately aftor the fight, and General Keifer who resembled much, at that time, a confed erate officer, he having worn, it was said, in that fight a short gray jacket advanced to tho edge of tho wood, where he was recognized, anil, as report had it, was forced to retire hastily. He was much angered, knowing that tlto fight was over. He immediately called upon a captured confederate to advance alone into the woods, and to tell them he would give theai just live minutes to march out and sur render, or he would open his artillery upon ttoren. The captured prisoner was loth lo com ply with the order, but General Kcifcr's "mad was up," aud lis went. Ik a few moments aftor he had cached the wood a column of men was seen .".ling out iri fair order, which proved lo be IIk naval hrigr.de, which a week before com posed the crr'Watul officers that manned tho rebel gunboat -m the James Eiver. They had jxcverboou inVight, and wore o;ily followers of-tiic confederate army, and had not been inajjhi',enuRinfcd with the surrender. But they diu'Boi.all file out and surrender, for that eveu- they. . - 4 about 9 o'clock, as 1 was endeavoring to find tho corps headquarters, I came upon a citizon-clcrk of the quartermaster's department, who hailed mo and quietly informed me that he had in his charge, or had picked up, six con federate officers; that they acted as if lor.t, and he wanted me to relieve him. I conducted these otKcors to Captain Kusscll, the provost marshal of First division. They proved to be quite young men midshipmen, perhaps, of tho confederate naval brigade. That night wc had four or fivo general ofiiccrs at our headquarters to supper, Licutcnant-General Ewell being the ranking officer. I remember well that when General "Wright went to call Ewcll to supper lie found him in tears. Wright immediately said: "Tut, tut, Ewcll, come and have some thing to cat." Ewell replied: "1 would give my life to save the rest of my command." This is the story as told that night all over the Sixth Corps. J might add that Ewell came near losing his life while looking for an officer of equal rank to surrender to. I will add for tho information of thoso who do not know that the remains of Major-General John Sedgwick lie buried in this quiet Now England town. W. D. G., Formerly Clerk for Provost Marshal, .Sixth Corps Headquarters. Cornwall, Coxn.. July r. NO BETTER TAPER TRINTED. To the Editor" National Tribune: Permit me to say that thcro is no better paper printed in the United States .than The Trib une. It gives all tho news and fights nobly for the old soldier and his rights. When I sub scribed for it last fall I had no means to pay for it. 1 told a friend what I thought of tho paper, and he, who never was a soldier, but a soldier's friend, said to me: "If you want it here is the money."' That is the way I came to be a sub scriber. To-day I would not be without if I had to beg the money by the penny. I hope it may ever wave and secure a million subscrib ers, and that very soon. But let all soldiers and soldiers' friends rally to the standard of Tite National Tribune with their subscrip tions, and to the polls with their votes for such men as are fighting at present for the soldiers' rights, aud when election time conies say, "you were good and faithful to your duty, and you must go back to Congress again: " and to those who are against the soldier and his rights put a black spot on them and say, "you cannot bo re-elected." Put them thero and keep them there, aud by the aid of your paper, with tho soldier and his friends, the work will be done. I hope Congress will give General Vr. AV. Dud ley all the force and money he needs to put the work through ; he is the right man in the right place. Comrades send on your subscriptions to The National Tribune, the soldiers' advo cate and friend. May it never die! It is doing glorious work for tho soldier. Ever your friend, F. C. Woi.r. Lewistown, Pa., June 2. pensioning ex-prisoners of war. To the Editor National Tribune : Pour in the shot and shell. As a subscriber to The Tribune, I think it the best advocate of soldiers' rights that I ever read. I sec that several bills have been presented in Congress to pension those that were in rebel prisons. How long will we have to wait until they act on them ? As for myself, I know from experi ence and truly believe that thero is not one living to-day that was confined in Andcrson villo six months that is an able-bodied man. mg. jJWq had to lay thero exposed to all the. tor---? nrcs of that hell on earth-if' tTicro ever 'was anything to compare to it history fails to de scribe it because the exchangepf prisoners wa played out. 1 think it nothing-more than just arfil right that wo-should havcji snialLPjiarji of in tho rebel pens for nine montlis, and the most of that time in Andersonville. There is no tongue or pen that can describe tho suffering that we had to endure; to live on one meal a day, and that not half what you could eat; no one knows the suffering except those that were there. God speed the day when all who suf fered so may receive a pension. Let it be what it will, it will never half pay for what wo en- I durcd; but if wo never get a cent, thank God we accomplished what wc set out to do, and our Government still stands. J. A. Cochran, Co. C, HGth 111. V. I. Assumption, III., June 19. PENSION CLAIMS IN CONGRESS. To the Editor National Tribune: I w:is ovcrwhelmned with joy when I read Colonel Joyce's speech in your issue of June 21. I wish that every ex-soldier couid read tho speech and learn who was his friend in Con gress. I wish to God that there were more Congressmen like .Colonel Joyce. Every cx soldicr should look to such men sis Colonel Joyce, Bcnj. Lefcvre, and the Editor of The National Tribune. Let us, brother soldiers, keep such men in Congress as will help us poor soldiers to get our dues that the Government promised to the Boys that saved this Union. Thero is money enough in the United States to pay every soldier and sailor. If soldiers will watch next November who is going to run for Congress, and cast their votes for such men as the Editor of The Tribune, Colonel Joyce, and Benj. Lefcvre, and keep such men in Congress, every soldier will bo paid his just dues, now standing from ten to fifteen years. Give Colo nel W. W. Dudley all the clerks necessary to push claims with satisfactory proof. I will a&k God to bless Colonel Joyce aud his helpers in Congress in this world and in the future world. 1 am glad, brother soldiers, that we have got Euch friends that will look to our interest. If General U. S. Grant wsis, or would have been, like Colonel Joyce, thousauds of claims. would have been settled long ago. 1 never can sup port such a man as Central U. S. Grant. We all know his veto on the soldiers' pensions. I would not do without The Tribune for twice the subscription price. Yours truly, Oh as. M. Peterson, Co. D,Slst O.Y.I. Spencerville, O., July o. soldiers' land warrants. To tho Editor National Tribune: Tho law allowing one year's residence on land, which gives to tho ex-soldier of the war full title, is certainly o'f no earthly uso to thou sands with one arm, or ono leg, or one eye, or without both; it is simply an insult, and tan talizing. What is due to us, and what we want, is simply a warrant for our 1G0 acres, so that we may disposo of it to he best advantage to ourselves. I am sure a little ready cash will be the means of doing moro good for the ex-soldier than any other way, and such an act of Con gress should be passed now, not in two, five, or ten years from now, when most of us will bo dead. Arcry respectfully, John 0. Kline. Bath, N. Y., July 5. . WANTS TO SEE IT IN EVERY HOUSEHOLD.. To the Editor National Tribune: Enclosed find $1 for subscription for one year to The National Tribune. One week ago to-day I sent you a subscriber for a year who is not a soldier, and neither is the writer of this. Bub your paper is such as tho soldier and all who aro, anxious that justice and equality should rulp this Nation ought to read, and many who aro not now in condition to spare the $1 may soon be, when I hope to sec your valuable journal scattered all over tho United States and a copy of the same iu every house hold. Respectfully yours,' S. Fuller. Sandwich, 111., July 3. shovbtSo the surplus fundsthataflrma(lft!Wffltfni?"wuw,wret-Lu-w , wc rpocynuy, roOafSb Lincoln, Mrs. Garfield, Genorjil Grant, and 3oun-- ; . ULnsiAniiKK w ? t t- r . iit wT ar.dJ others. It was my misfortunoVo bo confined -"-" ll,, xa., jiu a. -r Jt A word for the "common" soldier. To the Editor National Tribune: I do not know when my time expires for your paper, but when -it does I am ready to send again if it takes tho last cent I have got. I like tho sentiments yon express, but it makes mo mad to read somo of the things Congress is doing making appropriations for everything but the soldier. Well, I suppose Congressmen think the war is over, and they have no further use for the soldier; but they still honor tho oiiiccrs and those they think havo any influ ence in politics. Congress is making appropri ations for that class all the lime, aud when one of them dies they give tho widow a fortune to start with. When an officer is pensioned " wiiy does ho receive a larger pension than a common soldier according to his disabilitcs? Is he any better, or did he perform a greater amount of service while in the army?" I think neither, because he always had a body-guard to protect him, and tlic common soldier faced tho music. Of course, there arc exceptions. The common soldier, as a general rule, was and is more needy. Congress gives to them that do not need any more, and lets those who need it go without. Yours truly, Elias Allen, Co. M, 4th Wis. Cav. Nashua, Iowa, June 1-1. bound, to have it. To the Editor National Tribune: I entered tho service of my country at the age of 33 years, without ever having known disease or pain except dyspepsia, in the fall and winter of 1863-'Gi. In Alabama and Georgia I contracted rheumatism, which has increased in virulence until I am vary nearly disabled from tho performance of labor. Three years ago I applied for a pension. I was not treated for rheumatism as such iu the service. I procured tho affidavit of my examining surgeon and regimental surgeon that I was sound and able bodied when I entered tho service, and by three good credible witnesses that I was laid up un able to work, because of rheumatism, the same month I came home from the service. The physician who treated me when I was laid up with it died four or live years ago. My claim was rejected because 1 could not prove that I was treated for rheumatism while in the service by. my surgeon, and medical evidence that I was treated immediately after I returned home. It looks to me as though the Pension Office ad ministers a kind of chop logic justice, where one claimant must prove the minutest points, (reasonable points should be sustained to pre vent fraud,) while another claimant can pro cure a large amount of money as pension on his own personal affidavit alone. Such a case did happen here within three miles of this place. Beasou aud justice are virtues seldom practiced in high places. I shall open my claim again, and continue to do so as often as it is rejected while I live, aud when I am dead, if I havo not had it, my wife, if alive, will prosecute it. My claim is a just one, and in accoidancc with tho promises of the Government to mo when T entered the service and the pension laws. I am justly entitled to it, and by tho Eternal I am going to have it sometime, and no whining or mincing about it cither. I will haunt them in time and eternity both if they don't givo me justice. W. II. Cornell. Cedar Springs, Mich., Juno 17. delighted with the national tribune. To the Editor National Tribune: Enclosed find $1 as subscription for your valu able paper. JJave received two copies and am very much delighted with.it; in fact, -I think it should'be read by every soldier, besides peo ple generally, as there is moro good and.yaluv able information obtained fronrilur amount of money invested than anytlving in tho lino BY ALL ODDS THE BEST. To' the Editor National Tribune : I enclose $2 for two now subscribers. I beg to jnto that 1 will do all I can to extend the circulation of The National Tribune. It is by all odds the best soldiers' paper published; in fact, it is just what is needed, and has only got to bo known to bo appreciated. Wishing you all tho success you deserve, I am yours in F. C. &, L., George T. Graham. West Milton, N. Y., July 5. . "WHAT ONE COMRADE CAN DO. To the Editor National Tribune : Enclosed find draft for $9 for so many now subscribers for ono year. The National Tribune is the best soldiers' paper I ever saw as yet, and all tho soldiers I have ever heard say anything about it share in tho same opin ion.' If I had timo lo make a general canvass for it I could thribble the, list in a short timo. Each man of tho above nihc-camo.to my place of business and requested mo to send for them. I will try and send moro names soon. Yours, in F. C. & L., E. McElvain. DuQuoin, 111., July 0. THE TAPER FOR THE PEOPLE. To the Editor National Tribune: While tho Government is genero'is in somo "respects to tho soldiers who defended tho coun try, yet thero is a class entirely ignored tho prisoners of war. Their sufferings is tho dark est page in tho history of the rebellion, and yet when a bill comes before the committee thero seems to bo no action om&TT the committee had been prisoners for even one week instead of weary months thoy would ,be more prompt in their work to compensate men for their suf ferings. Now, in tile name of the Nation that they helped to save, why don't Congress pass some bill for thoif relief? Tlierc aro few of them living to-day, and not one in a hundred can earn titty cents a day. I receive your paper regularly, and itsr-Hmo better than any paper 1 ever saw. It in just tho paper, that every person should take, ex -soldier or not. Hoping to send some subscribers soon, I remain yours, with respect, James Varley, ,-. -i Co. K, 11 th N. Y. Yols. STERLING VILLE. JuJV 3. hH. ' -J -m - -w MORE THAN PLEASED WITH IT. To the Editor National Tribune:' Enclosed find S-i for new subscribers, which makes twelve or thirteen that I havo sent you, and I wish it was thirty, but I shall continuo the work until all the Post subscribes. Those that have received the pwner are more than pleased with it, as it not only gives information of interest to tho G. A. R. hoys, but keeps us posted on national matters. I wish all tho (f. A. 1. boys wouId-STsbacribe at once, as it is the onl paper that has tno courage and stam ina to stand out boldly and advocate the rights that justice demands for tho soldier. I hope you may prosper, and succeed in obtaining 100,000 subscribers. "My motto is help to thoso that help us. Attention G. A. R. boys, halt, about face, subscribe -for Thh-Natioxal Trib une! Double quick, march, is tho advice of Frank M. Jones J. V. C. of Hudson Post, 159, G. A. R. Fair Haven, July 7. the soldier and his rights. To the Editor National Tribune: I have a iaw words lo say for tins soldier and his rights through, tho most valuable and staunch soldiers' paper in the laud, ever on picket, watching and closely guarding the in terests of men who left thoso nearest and dear est on earth lo fight tho battles of the greatest country and for tho grandest flag that ever floated in the air. Wo have one grand battle to fight yet, comrades, and lot it bo ouo con- tinual bail of shrapnel, grape, and canister until we get our bounties and pensions so long duo us. Tho Government of tho United States could make an appropriation of tens of millions of dollars to-morrow if necessary to repel a for ci"ii foe. Why not pay those who aie maimed for life that volunteered in tho service early in tho late war aud saved tho country from the rebel foe? Comrades, lot us stand by tho Old Union Ship as long as the maintop-sail remains above water, and fight, work, and vote for thoso only who fight and iwork for us in Congress. Wo arc hounffto win. "Shake." Yours, until the closing .scene, J. Cashner. SrEARFisir, Dak. T., June 23. c A LIFE-LONG" SUBSCRIBER. To the Editor National Tribune: The National Tribune gives me more sat isfaction than all the papers I havo been taking, and it is also the soldiers' best friend. I will gut as many subscribers as I can. It shall bo my paper as long as I live. May God speed you iu your good work. Your true friend, Henry Warfield. ILyrdinsburg, Ky., July 2. SMALL SHOT FROM COMRADES, " Wc, thcsodiors of the late war, will forever staud bTjiE National Tribune for the great good ib lias done for us. It has licen tho big gun in tboJight for our rights, and we will continue to appeal to Congress through its col umns for our just dues." W. M., Hudsonville, 111. "Your paper ought to bo in tho house of every old soldier. It is hailed with delight in our home." Mrs. W. W. Rice, Columbus, O. "If Congressmen want to be returned thoy should look out for tho interests of the Union, soldiers." Martin O. Holston, Charleston, 111. -"Tim' National Tribune is tho best family paper I am taking ; it is full of sense, and is doing moro good thau any paper pub lished; it is advocating the soldiers' rights of luen who saved the country in time of peril. There is a bright day dawning for yon; may God bless you, is tlie prayer of one who served his country from tho ITtli of October, 1SG1, to December 21, 1SG.1, in the Thirteenth Wiscon sin veteran volunteer infantry, company C." nvBush, Denver, Mo. "Your journal is tho Iwsl soldici paper I ever saw. You have my liest wishes for your success." Mrs. Abbio W. Honicn, Tidionte, Pa. "The 'boys' say this is just the paper they want, and hope that it will increase in circulation until every soldier in tho land is a subscriber to it." Reuben Meyers, Frccport, 111. " If I were able to take but one paper The National Tribune is tho one I would select." Win. A. Brown, Pomcroy, Iowa. "The National Tribune is just the paper for the 'boys'" John Camp bell, Hutchinson, Kansas. "The National Tribune is tho best paper printed; it is the soldier's friend. Givo Congress hot shot if it doesn't do justice to our Union veterans." C. M. Tittle, Ingalls, Kansas. "I saw in your issue of Juno 2-1 Colonel Joyce's speech in the House on pensions. All glory and honor to Colonel Joyce for the bold stand he has taken. The ex-Union soldier will never forget him.' Chas. Stewart, Osage, Iowa. "Yours is the .best soldier paper I ever read." J. W. McBride, Churdon. O. "I could not do without The Tribune; ir I were able I would take 200 copies for distribution among my comrades." Daniel Black, Tionesta, Pa. "When the Gov ernment paid tho soldier it compelled him to accept a currency that was not worth half its face value. Is it not just as dishonest in tho Government to refuse to pay tho soldier tho sirtlance dutfrhiin as it would be to refuse to pav ilie bonded debt? W. J, Wheeler, Olnoy, III. v 2"T"Iiko The National Tribune, and 'shall tako it as long as I live. Sinco the close 'VfNthc-v.'iw I Jiw pntti JftvOAJ ifi doct-jia mils 1 't fa -,' L i..1 ... 1 .. -,r -r- I ior disease coniracrcu in ine service, win. ii. Little, West Jersey, 111. " Keep right on with your ' iron-clad,' and the soldiers will support you." Christopher Nelson, Alder Creek, N. Y. "Every Union veteran owes The Tribune a debt of gratitude for its bold advocacy of tho soldiers' rights." A J. Riinmel, Ripley, Ind. " I am getting a good pension, but God knows that I would rather have health, and be able to do tho work that I could before I was in the service than all tho pensions I am get ting or ever will get." A. P. George, Hancock, Vt. "Your excellent paper is just what the soldier has wanted forta long time." T. F. Webb, St. George, West Ya. "Every old sol- -dior should lend you his aid. I send you $2 ; pleaso send papers as indicated." Daniel O'Day, Allcntowu, N. Y. " I enclose $1, for which please send The Tribune for one year as per direction." C. H. Hcald, Northampton, Mass. " Find $1, enclosed for your paper, to bo sent to tho name given, Ottumwa, Iowa." D. C. Dinsmore, Kirkville, Iowa. "I send you $1 for a new subscriber. I look for tho coming of your admirable paper, and seldom lay it down until I have read it through." Jno. G. Wiggin, Topcka, Kansas. "I send you a subscription for a friend ; wo like your paper very much; kepparp the fight till every soldier gets his dues&ji3wo soldiers will de posit some solid shotn.the ballot-boxes next fall." E. M. I&thbuTnB'uVs, Minn. En closed find $1, subscription to The Tribune for a friend. All of us agree that your journal is tho best soldiers' paper publiscd." G. S. Moore, New Lisbon, O. "I enclose the price I ui Liiree suiiscripuons. iveep tno nail roiling, and stand firm for soldiers' rights.'' J. L. B. Harndcn, Alleuton, Iowa. "Enclosed find $2 for two new subscribers. I look for tho coming of The National Tribune every week as I would for that of a dear friend ; it is just tho paper every soldier should support. Texas is not overrun with those who woro tho ' bluo,' but there, is a goodly number here, and 1 will .vlook to it that as many as I can reach shall seo your paper. Go ahead with your good work'" Geo. W. Baker', Me. YoTgfl-Wt Worth, Texas.. "I would not havet my National Trib une slopped for $10." Davis McTn tyre, Pit ts iield, N. Y. " I enclose $1 for your paper for joue year ; it is to the veterans of our G. A. E. "t 1 . 1 1- - Ja.H . - . j -osc ivjwLU,. commissary wagons during tho war woTiiray its subscription list continu ally swJohn B. Roe, Hot Springs, Ark. "l'dj6n'e5olid comfort from reading your valuable -paper." Daniel M. Tripp, Fayette, Iowa. "You stand side by side with the sol diers, battling .for their rights, and they will not forget you." G. W. McKain, Sherman City, Mich. " Your paper should bo in tho home of overy soldier; itstalids by him and he should stand by it." N. J. Marble, Adams Centre, Wis. " Count mo a subscriber to your paper us long as I can raise the price of sub scription, whatever it may be it is sacrificed at tho present price. I received your specimen copies, and they went oil' like hoi cakes. Keep on and all the veterans will support you. Christian Wanzel, Ycsta, Fa. "Your paper is just what every old soldier needs, if he only knew it, and I am trying to bring some of them to a knowledge of tho truth. I enclose $-1 for new subscribers." Daniel L. Goodwin, South Kingston, N. II. "1 would not bo .without your journal for three times tho subscription price; it is by far the greatest advocate o& tho soldiers' causo." Michael McShane, Ml. Vernon, Ind. " Enclosed find 1 for now subscriber; this makes five I have got sinco you began giving good news to tho soldiers." E. Morrow, Stark, III. "I am pleased that we havo at least one advocate which stands up boldly for tho rights of our soldiers and sailors. Enclosed find $1 for a now subscriber." J. P. S., Co. B, 77th Reg't. Pa. Vols., Lock Haven, Pa. "En closed find 2 for subscriptions to The Tribune. It is tho Eoldiers' best friend." John Sanger, Springdale, Iowa. Answers to Correspondents. We are obliged to answer certain inquiries of tho enjiH nnture in each Naue of our paper. While wo cbcerfullj furnish informr.tion to subscribers in this column, wc suggest that much labor, time, anucx pene mav be saved both to ourselves and to our correspondents, if the lattoi and other subscribers would keep a file of the paper They could then, nt any time, turn to the file and probably find the very inquiry answered about which thej would havo written to us. Wc trust that each and overy Bubscribcr will profit by this suggestion. A. M., Lynnville, III. Seo reply to J. J. Hudson, 111., in ours of the 8th C.'S. F., Wanajiie, Pa. Wo think it will. A. W. S., Arbela, Mo. She is not entitled to pension under present law, but she would bo entitled to any arrears of pay or bounty that might bo due her first husband. C. K., Redford,N. Y. Your attorney would be able to givo you a more intelligent reply as to tho chances for success than wo could do, from a moro outline of tho case, such as you give us. , R. C, Malone, N. YT. 1. Provided your character can be vouched for, your army rec ord a good one, and influence brought to bear, these would bo tho principal points reqnircd. 2. Payments are made once a month by tho disbursing officer of the department to which you may be assigned. 3. Rations aro not al lowed in addition to salary. 4. Paper sent you by mail. I. F. E., Sandy Ridge, Pa. It all depends whether the twenty-five affidavits cover tho points at issue. N. G. E., Racine, Wis. 1. Thero was such a bill introduced, which passed the House, and is now pending in the Senate 2. It does. Thanks Ibr your information. Z. T. M., Ashland, Ky. You certainly ought, to hear how tho case is progressing. Claims which bcara higher number than yours are now being adjudicated. 2. The address will bo corrected. S. C. G., Kirk wood, III. Address tho Quar termaster General, U. S. A., Washington, D. C, who will give you instructions and forward form of application. C. M. P., Si'encervile, O. If you will state your case moro fully we will endeavor to reply; we do not quite comprehend your question. J. B., PORTLANDVILLE, IOWA. You should hear from it in a short time, provided the case is complete. S. C, King's Mountain Station, Ky. Wc cannot find space for a reply to your queries in this column, but will advise you by letter. N. n., Riverside, Mich. Over tho "Long Bridge" T. F. N., East Palestine, O. The address of Walt Whitman, tho poet, is Camden, New Jersey. Inquiry having been mado as to whether thero was a Post of tho G. A. R. in Wheeling, West Ya., wc are enabled to state that at pres ent there is no Post in that city, but there is a probability of the reorganization of tho Post that was in existence there somo years ago, which numbered about 200 members, and was known :is Thoburn Post, No. 2, J. Carlin, commander. , Remaining answers next week. Addresses Wanted, r -63 Wc are at all times glad to furnish informa tion to our renders on subjects affectiiifr their inter ests, but after examininjr our list of 150,000 names in order t respond to inquiries as to the where abouts of ex-soldiers, necessitating the employment of one person for that special purpose, we aie com pelled to advertise rortHcailaresses or such as ars not in. our possession. Jn order, therefore, to reim burse us for tins service, we shall in future make a nominal charge of twenty-five cents for publishing each inquiry of three lines, when the address can not, be obtained from tho record-. All replies should "Se mailed direct to the advertise.', in re of Tnr: Katioxad Tninexn. They will be promptly fonvarded. En. TamusE. Address wanted of any commissioned officer or enlisted men who served en the U. S. frigate Min nesota in 1SC3, by Fredk. Wright. 4t Addresses wanted of Alexander Stewart, of Com pany K, and Foster Cooper, of Company II, Seven-ty-seveifth Pennsylvania volunteers, by Charles Makinson. 2t Addresses wanted of L. W. Hawkins, first lieuten ant; John Murphy, second lieutenant, and Privates James aud William Lacken, Ed. Wakefield, and James IJitter, all of company "A," first regiment of Colorado cavalry; also N. If. Eves, second Colo rado cavalry, by Ira Sanders. . fl Address wanted of Captain F. II. Robinson of company II, Eleventh Missouri cavalry, or any members of said company, by "NV. P. Ward. Address wanted of Captain D. II. Saxton. or Lieutenant J. Daniels, of company I, First AVis consin heavy artillery, by Michael Vandvier. Address wanted of anj officers or men of com pany F, Second Wisconsin cavalry, by N. Arnold. k Name and address wanted of the surgeon who treated the convalescents near Atlanta, Ga., about 20th of September, ISfrl, by Anderson Edwards. Address wanted of Dr. James Willard, surgeon of the Thirteenth Illinois cavalry, by B. II. An thony. Address wanted of Colonel J. W. Davidson, of the U. S. cavalry, by L. C. Vhitten. Addresses wanted of Lieutenant Henry B. Hall and Miles D. Marshall, company G, Ninth Kansas cavalry, by Z. C. Delashmutt. Addresses wanted of Captain Simeon Church and Private Isaac Uhoads, ol company U, Twelfth N. y. cavalry, and the names and addresses of the surgeon and blacksmith of said company and regi ment, by W. E. Pratt. Address wanted of Charles W. Backus, late sur geon of Seventy-sixth Pennsylvania infantry, by E. F. Wiest. Names and addresses wanted of any officer or men of company K, Forty-third N. Y. volunteers; also of company D, Sixth N. Y. cavalry, by U. II. Vuree. Addresses wanted of Corporal J nines B. Shafer and Sergeant William C. Coleman, of company D, and Assistant-Surgeon Coles, all of the Eleventh Pennsylvania volunteers, by George V.'eber. 1861 Original Photographs -UW-by BKADY of scenes 1865 during tho War liAil-o, uuiicriea, iieglllieilts, Forts, Trenches, Picket-Posts, Battle-fields, Pon toons, Prisoners, Wounded, Dead, Libby Prison, Castlo Thunder, and many other once-familiar scenes. The following are titles of a few of the views: Marshall House, Alexandria, scene of Colonel Ellsworth's assassination. " dill'erent views. Slave Pen, Alexandria, Ya. 5 dill'erent views. Pi of. Lowe observing the Battle of Fair Oaks, Vn., from his balloon. Gen. II. E. Lee's Headquarters, Gettysburg. 2 different views. Gen. Mead's Headquarters, Gettysburg. All the live stock left on Mr. Gill's plantation after the baltle of Gettysburg. Bound Top Mountain, Gettysburg. Capt. Bollermau's Kitchen; tasting the soup. Breastworks on the left wing, Battle of Gettys burg. Lieut.-Gen. Grant at jhfc Headquarters, Vo. Group of Generals Hancock, Gibbon, Barton, and Birney, iu the field near Bichmond, Va. Maj.-tien. Kurnside and Stall" at his Headquar ters in the field near Richmond, Va. General Custer at his Headquarters in the field, Army of tho Potomac, Va. The Captured Bam Atlanta, in James River. Gunboat Mcuduta at Deep Bottom, James Kivcr. Double Turretted Monitor Onondaga on James River. Signal Tower. Cobb's Hill, Appomattox River. Burial of dead at Fredericksburg, Va. Soldiers' graves near General Hospital, City Point. Pontoon Bridge, James River, Jones' Landing. Libby Prison, Richmond, Va. 2 different views. Confederate artillery s-oldiers killed in tho trenches of Fort Mahone, called by the soldiers " Fort Damnation," at the storminf- of Petersburg, Vu., April 2, lbC.3. The onv. in the loreground has U. b. bojls on, probably taken from a. Union pris oner; i uniform is gray cloth trimmed with red. Confeu'jrato prisoners on iheir way to the rear, captured by Gen. Sheridan at Five Forks. "Swamp Angel," Morris Island, S. C. Mortar bntlury in Fort Chatlield, Morris Island General Sherman's men tearing up the railroau before leaving Atlanta, Ga. Mnjor-General Smrniuu and Staff, taken in .the trenches before Atlanta, Ga. . , Execution of a Deserter, xYlexandria, Va. Cutuloguu free. Hundreds of other views; very interesting. Not copies nor imaginary scenes; warranted original, taken in lS61-2-o-l-5. Sample view sent for eiht 3-cent stamps. A lew good agents wanted. JOHN C. TAYLOR, 17 Allen Place, Hartford, Conn. WAR PATENTS, GEO. B. LEMON, WASHINGTON, D. C, Attorncy-at-Iiaw and .Solicitor of AMERICAN & FOREIGN ESTABLISHED TX 1SG5. CAN I OBTAIN A PATENT? Send a rough sketch or (if you can) a model oi " your invention to GeouoeE. Lraior, Washinnoii D. C, and a Preliminary Kxaminatiod will be nmCe of all United States Patents of the same elas r inventions,-and you will be advised whether s not a patent can be obtained For this Preliminary Examination NO Charge is Made. 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