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WIliaiKQur ifoUamns Have to Say Ateui
Upporato Ilittfittiig At mid Soar the Cotton-Gin.
JBmiwmi Rational- Tridune: A letior of
inquiry from Comrade t. Jt. Mnynnid, 42& III.,
luade JMe t write something of that juirl of tho
baUio of Fratifchu in the immediate icinity
of ttiio ooWflii-pn, omL of the Columbia pike.
Tho'iliiiA Division, Twuiily-third Corps, occu
piod the lino oasd of the pike, with Gon. Iioil
ly's 2?jrst HriftHde holding the line from the
plko owrt to a nWort distance oast of tho cottou
iu ; tlion Huwletxiii's Third Brigado to the
iiowishurp pil:o; thou Cabotuont'e Socoud Bri
gade to the llaiteth llivor. A hlight elevation
u fuw roils botith of tho cotton-gin formed ut
once, the most advanced and tho highest point
on tho lino, and wns justly regarded as the key
to tho Union position. At this point Bradley's
(Gth Ohio Inci'if I) battory of nla brass fiold
piocos occupied a lino around tho knoll, and
along tho spaces between tho guns wore tho
six uoniKiuiot forming the center and loft of
tho 104th Ohio. West of this tho four right
companies of tho 101th and 100th Ohio, and
oithor the 8th Twin, or lGth Ivy., tho othor
lying at tho fuot of tho men on tho lino in sup
port; and the 12th Ky armed with Ilouiing
lon fecvon-Khnotoi-s, in support of the 104th and
tho battory. Perhaps a fourth of a mile in our
front was a light force from tho Fourth Corps,
with ourtikiriuibu-linoa littlo iu advanco on
the loft.
Tho ground in our front for more than a milo
was opim and we wore enabled to goo evory
move of thorobols as, omorgingfrom tho woods,
thoy filed oil' oast and west and formed six solid
linos of hulllo and advanced to tho attack,
forming tho
no ovor wltnosFod. What camo near being tho
fatal blunder of tho day was our forcestationed
in front holding on ho long thutwhon thoy did
start for our line the rebels wore at their heels.
Wo reuoivod orders not to firo a shot till our
xnuu had got safe behind tho works. Tho few
who otunc in through tho left of the 104th Ohio
and 112th 111., who joiucd us on the left, ar
rived before the Johnnies, so as tho foremost
robol line, under Gun. Adams, reached tho
foot of tho breastwork, they were met by such
a murderous firo from the battory and therilles
of tho 104th and 112th, that in less time than
it takes to writo it tho brave Adams and nearly
bis ouliro right wing were swept into eternity.
Then for a solid half hour every man on tho
lino was engaged loading and firing as fast as
ho could haudlo his gun, and tho buttcrymeu
loading with thrco or four canisters at u load,
all sending thoir death-dealing missiles into tho
surgiug. desperate mass of rebels in front, who
fell "like grass before tho scythe" under that
vithoring tiro. Furthor to tho right, when our
frontline had gained the works, the rebels were
swarming ovor. Ordors wero given for Wag
ner's men to fall back and form in the rear.
This order was mistaken by somoof our officers
&ud thcwholo lino from tho battory to tho piko,
including tho Sth Tenu., 100th and part of tho
104th Ohio,
and fall back; seeing which Gens. Cox and
Rcilly and their Aids rushed to tho front.
Promptly camo tho ordors from Bcilly, "Fix
bayonets! Charge!" and before tho second
rebel line reached tho works our boys had re
taken them. During tho next terrible half
hour thoy vied with their brothers on tho loft
in doiug torriblc execution among tho rebels
swarming iu their front.
When our hoys recaptured thoir works they
"gobbled" 900 of tho enemy, mostly from
Adams's Brigade, and including tho lGth Ala.
almost entire. At dusk, after the broken rebel
columns had withdrawn to tho westward, a
volunteer skirmish-lino was formod in Boilly's
Brigade which advanced to tho bottom of tho
slope to look aftor the dead and wounded of our
advance-line. 1 was ono of those, and 1 raako
no oxaggoration when 1 say that for GO rods iu
frout oi the 104lh Ohio and Gth Ohio battory
the ground was literally covered with human
bodies. It was with great dilliculty wc could
move about without trampling them under
foot. I was a witness of the terrible work of
Bonjnmin's bnttery aud the 79th K. Y. at Fort
Saudors, whore the ground was soaked with
robol gore; aud 1 was over tho ground whore
l-.oggoU.'s mou "piled tho ground with rebel
slain " before Atlanta ; yet neither of them boro
any comparison to tho ground in front of tho
100th, 104th and 112th 111. aud Bradley's Gth
Ohio battory at Franklin, whoro
thoir bodies, logs and arms crossed aud tangled
in inextricable contusion. Hero lay more than
4,000 dead and dying heroes, tho'llowor of tho
robol army. Next d. y, whon we ontored Nash
ville, wo carried as trophies of the contest 22
rebel battle Hugs, of which tho 104th Ohio had
captured 11 aud the 100th Ohio five.
Thoro havo buuu many claims made as to who
saved the day at Franklin. Some claim that
to Gon. J. S. Casement belongs that honor; othors
claim it for Cul. Emerson Opdyckc and his
" Tigors." 1 doubt not each aud all did what
camo to thoir hands as boldiors good aud true.
But olaitn had not tho men of Boilly's Brigade
bo promptly rutiikou thoir works and stood like
a living wall of lire before the desperato rebel
host during that torriblo half hour, tho day
would not have boon worth saving. From tho
description of the man aud attending circum
Btaiicos 1 surmise that the officer on hon-eback,
noticed by CotniadeMaynard, must havo boon
Col. Hayes, of tho 100th Ohio. I hope to hear
from some mombors of tho Second Division.
Twonty-third Corps, or of Opdyoko's mou, or
Kimball's Division on tho right, or of Hender
son's or Casomout's Brigades, and still othors of
Boilly's tuun, as to the part taken by them in
Baving the day at Frnnkliii. Nklson A. Pjn
KBV, Co. D, 104th Ohio, Windham, O.
I ! i .. .... ..
Farther Tektlmony llegnnlliiir u,e charge at Jack,
hon, 3IIhK.
Emxon National TitinuNn: Though thero
have been many communications about tho
charge at Jackbou, Miss., since tho restoration
of tho colors of tho 53d 111., about two years
ago, which wero lost there, while the history
of the war is being made up, all facts are im
portant. A private letter from Col. John W.
McOlanahan, or Jan. 11, 1887, contains a para
graph which I consider of bo much impor.Jjiiico
as confirming my statements and tbobo of
othors in roforwice to that charge, and of tho
extreme iujustico to Gen. Lauman by Gcu.
Ord, that 1 forward the letter to you with re
quest that you publish tho paragraph referred
to. At the time of that charge Col. McClaua
ban was Liuutonaut-Colonel of the 53d 111., aud
was sovoroly wounded in tho left hip, which to
the oud of the war prevented him wearing his
Bword, and he has nuvor fully recovered, Col.
Both C. Earl, of Ottawa, HI., commaudod tho
rcgimont at that charge. Ho had his thigh
hattored by a grapebhot, and while being
borne fiom tho fiold another grapeshot dashed
ut his brain. W. W. Welch, Galesburg, 111.
I haw your article in Tim National, Tuiiiunjj a
few wuultH njr 3. ii i id Unit probably uwukmiud u de-alnHocoriiiiiiiiiiomcfiii-llior
with you innigurdtoold
Uuius "uriny duys." You only voiced the wjnli
Biuntorull UiuoUl brimido that ovor heard tny
anything ooiKMiriiing that oliargc " thut Ord was
romoiihlblo and l.uuinnu the "HoiiiMi-goaL," Jn
ridhiK btiuk to ViokhburK after the light with Gon.
Luumim he Hhouud me tho older, but. like your
elf, I cuiinot give it ontlro-oiily tho bulMtnuco,
Unit wo were to move forward ut uboul right
uiiglcti with the railroad until wc uumu up with
mid coniHiotud with the right of Gon. Hovuy'a 1)1
vision, You remumbur, wo hulled on the brow of
a hill jiiHl bufoie coming to a biimll oomfluld mid
tore down u large framo house, und that the but
tery wiib pliiulod iu what win tho front yard to thul
huubu The line of battle wuti wtill in front, und the
kirmibhuru Htill furthor to the front, the e.klr-
rnlsiliurn Uoiiig cngugud with tho lehola. Itlght
"oroCol. lnglifciiidU)GQn. Iuiunnu thut he did
not like the lookboninnse iu front, und did not
think Uio brtttado arong uuoiigh to crforiu tho
duty ordorj.d. luuuiuu rojillod: "My ordura uro
pouitivo. Jlowovor, 1 will wind my Aid to Gon.
Ord ropertiHg the eitiiutloii, und wc will wait until
be ruturiib." 1 think ono of Gcu. Ord'nAidsor
OrdorliuH rodo up boon aliur and guvc liumnn
ordors, oithor verbal or wrillou, to move forward.
Wc obeyed the ordoru, with the rcbulUj bubatuu
tiully lib you (k'nonixi.
I ofion think of evuuU iw they wore cuueted in
thobe Caj'H. aud wmh that J hud buuu more of a niaii
andluHhof a hoy while It won ull goingon. I know
I oould have done inoro for the rccitnuut, und
suvttd tuuiiy u iiiuii'h life by doiug uh did Hob Jn
L'iroll whon the robola hud thoir guns leveled ut
him, and jiiHt ready to pull the trigger. He rndd,
"illolfl on, bovH. jiiblu iniuutu, und let'n argue the
point' So fl think u little nrguirieut thul morning
in1ght4tiuvo kitved to our brigudu bouiethiug like
throe af four hundred good, brave, devoted ofll
curgniid uiun,
J, W. McCi.AKAHAlf, Colonel, 53d 111.
X -rhmanl Charge and r llloodlrss Tictorr.
Tho cntranco into Culpcper, Virginia, in
July, 1862, was more of a comedy than a
tragedy. Just before wo entered tho town it
whs thought a gtaud undertaking. Tho expe
dition was under tho command of Gon. Hatch,
with a brigndo of cavalry. Wo wore then in
the DiprtnKnt called " Defenses of Washing
ton." Our timo was employed iu picketing
aud scouting. On this trip wo crossed tho
IMuo Bidfit' at Swift Hun Gap, passing through
the army of Gon. Sigd at or near Little Wash
ington, Va., and on through Woodvillo and
Spei ry villo to Culpeper. We had a very pleas
ant march on good roads aud through a fine
country, untouched as yet by the hand of war.
There wasabundauco of fruits, honey, chickens,
etc, Thoro was nothing to interrupt our
march, and wo made a regular picnic of it, like
Sherman's boys "from Atlanta to the sea."
Tho morning of July 12, 1362, found our
regiment lbt Vt. Cav. in the advance. Wo
had uot procecdod far when wo found the
enemy's pickets. They had niado a small bar
ricado of rails across the road iu a thick
pieco of woods, aud behind this was making a
stand, loading us to suspect a stioxig force nt
baud. Our skirmibh-lino was reinforced and
lengthened so wo could flank the position on
both sides.
Tho General, hearing tho firing, came to the
front and ordered a charge, which resulted in
tho capture of 10 men. They seemed to be
farmers living in the vicinity, homo on fur
lough, or recruiting or scouting. Wo could
learn nothing from them reganliug auyCou
fedorato troops far or near Yot they hinted
wo would find plenty of them soon.
Wo moved on a short distance, and passing
out of tho woods tho town of Culpcper was in
view. Making a bhort stop here, and giving
tho country aud town a careful overlooking,
wo could bee but a few troops. Yet, fearing a
concealed ouemy, wc moved slowly. Wo
could kco from the hill whero wo were what
looked like a company of infantry with fixed
bayonets formed in lino near tho center of tho
town. Wo thought tho buildings wero full of
infantry. The brigade now formed on each flank
of the town in supporting distance of a charg
ing column.
After placing tho troops in position Gen.
Hatch ordered tho 1st Vt. to charge and capturo
the town. Away wo went on the gallop, sabers
in air. Now and then a revolver-shot was
heard in our ranks, caused by tho excitement
of tho charging men. Wo reached tho town.
No volley of infantry was poured on us as wo
expected. Ou we went to capture the company
of infantry wc feaw from tho hill. Some of our
mou taking ouo street and some another, de
termined tho enemy should not slip us, wo
rcachod tho position whero they ought to havo
been, and lo! thero wero no troops of any
kind not a gun fired ou us. What could it
mean? Officers wero ordered to search the
Court-house. WTe rushed in with drawn re
volvers; no one there. Several darkies camo
up to us aud begau bowing and scraping.
"Wo is mighty glad to see you all."
"Say, there, what has becouft of the troops
that were hero?" was tho qucstiou wo asked
tho darkies.
" Thero was no sogers hcah, Massa."
Glancing up the building, wo saw the sun
rolloctiug on the tin roof of tho Court-house.
This was what wc thought to bo bayonets, as seen
from tho distance. Well, we had a hearty ha!
ha! at our fears and tho grand deception the
sun and tin roof played on us. Butting out
pickets, wo went iuto camp, making merry over
our bloodless victory. S. A. Clank, Lieuten
ant, Co. F, 1st Vt, Cav., Holabird, Dale
A Ycriaontcr Who Thinks Gcu. Wright Was to
Editor National Tjhbujjj:: I wish to ro
lato an incident which I witnessed the day of
the battle of Cedar Creek, in 16G1. Between 2
aud So'clock p. m. of that day, looking down
tho pike, I saw a single horseman coming up
on a dead run. On Hearing tho lino of troops
iu his front he left tho road and came directly
to whore the Lieutenant-Colonel of tho 2d Vt,
was standing, and stopped. He asked the Colo
nel, "What troops are thoso in frout?" The
Colonel replied, "The Second Brigade, Second
Division, Sixth Corps," and then added, "Gen
eral, wo aro glad to see you." Tho General re
plied, rising to his full bight in his Middle,
"By G.wc arc all right!" aud then put spurs
to his splendid charger and rode down tho lino
to tho right, the boys cheering him as he passed
along at a gallop. Soon after the bugle sounded
the charge, and iu we went. In less tbau one
hour Gen. Early was whipped out of his boots.
Some one writing in Tin: National Thiii
UNK gives Gen. Wright all the credit of that
battle. If he is cutitled to any credit in that
day's work, it is iu our defeat in tho morniug.
Our brigade (and I think thcwholo corps) was
in camp iu tho rear of the front line, which was
along tho banks of the creek, and wo heard
heavy firing for fully three hours before any
orders camo to fall into line. Delay and noth
ing else caused our defeat in the morning and
the loss of 18 pieces of artillery. If Gen. Sheri
dan had been there this never would have hap
pened at least this is my opinion.
Oen. Wright may have been a great General,
but no enlisted man in the glorious old Sixth
Corps can bo made to believe it. He gained
the hatred of all the boys in trying to see how
far he could march his corps iu a day when
thero was no need. Aftor tho surrender at
Appomattox he made a forced march to Dan
ville of something over 100 miles iu about thrco
days just to get there ahead of tho Western
army, under Gen. Sherman
After we had returned to Richmond by rail,
and started for Washington, ho was going to
boo if he could not make the quickest time of
auy corps xo mat, city, tho urst day out we
did not make camp until 11 p. in., aud tho next
day started bright and early, but that day it
coinmoncod to rain and we got btuck in tho
mud, and that saved us from another fool march.
If I livo a thousand years, 1 shall not forget tho
"cuBsiugs" of tho men on that first day aud
night out from Richmond. In all tho time
that my regiment belonged to the Sixth Corps
I never heard an officer or enlisted man sneak
a good word for Gen. Wright, but, on tho other
hand, everybody had a kiud word for Gon.
Sedgwick, who was killed in tho Wilderness
the same day that my regimeut joined tho
corps. C. L. Bicnson, Sergeant-Major, 1st Vt,
H. A., Keokuk, Iowa.
'WIlh Charity for AH."
Emtoe National Tiiihunr: Comrade
Phelps, of tho 95th Ohio, must be slightly mis
taken when he claims that Gen. A. J. Smith's
men occupied tho extreme right at NashvilIo
on the lGth, or the 6econd day of the fight.
During that night of blackest darkness the
Third Brigade, Third Divibion, Twenty-Third
Corps, which was on the reservo during tho
firbt day, was pushed to tho extreme right, and
during the second day had to co-operate with
Hatch's cavalry in turning the extreme left of
Hood's line. Of courso business was quite
brisk, aud I could not say what troops were ou
tho left of our brigade, but I am positive that
nothing was to our right except Hatch's dis
mounted cavalry with a part of their battery of
flying artillery. I do remember aud ever
.shall the continued and heroic charging of
some colored troops a half milo to our left,
whero several charges and counter-charges were
made, tho contest being over a section of a
rebel battory placed woll out on au oxposcd
point of tboir line.
One thing I havo often realized whilo read
ing sketches from tho comrades as to what oc
curred aud what did not, that the point from
which tho ordinary soldier took his observa
tions of an engagement was necessarily very
circumscribed. 1 was possessed with as much de
sire to kuow and observe what was transpiring
about me as the ordinary soldier, but the circum
stances wero generally fur from auspicious for
taking extended aud reliable impressions. Thus
it is that I read many letters with a largo de
gree of charity for tho writer. W. II. HoitNA
day, Sorgoant, G3d Iud., Floral, Kan.
UnpIcahBiit (.'atlierliicii.
MonAWic, N. Y., Dec. 1, 1885. I was trou-
blod with gall-stone gatherings for three years.
Took Warnor's Safe Cure aud am entirely
cured. E. ALLEN. J
Girlhood Ihijs Biturn.
Amsterdam, N. Y., Nov. 15, 16S5. I was
ailing twolvo or fourteen years, from a blood
tumor with dropsy. Could cat nothing except
a littlo milk and brandy. Doctors said thero
was uohopo for me except in a surgical opera
tion. I am to-day better than I havo been
binco girlhood. There is no medicine that
will benefit women as much as Warner's Safo
Cure. To it I owe my life. Mite. ELLEN De-GRAFF,
From Alert Comrades All Along tlic
Tho Atlanta CampulRn.
J. M. Black, Co. B, 102d 111., Collcgo Springs,
Iowa, gives au account as ho saw it of tho cap
turo of tho 4-gun battory at Rcsaca. Ho
did not see any of Col.Coburn's Brigade thero,
and thinks it was on the left. Ho corrects
Comrade Minot, 22d Wis., on several minor
points, and cites tho order of Maj.-Gen. Butter
field congratulating tho First Brigade upon its
capturo of tho battery.
Henry K. Young, First Sergeant, Co. A, First
battalion, lGth U. S. Inf., Dubuque, Iowa, is
fairly convinced that there was such a corps in
the Army of tho Cumberland as the Four
teenth, notwithstanding tho many statements
that it did not show up at one point or
another during tho Atlanta campaign. Ho
knows that portions of tho Fourteenth Corps
did participate in tho engagements at New
Hope Church and Peach Tree Creek.
A. E. Day, Co. G, Sfrth Ind., Cortland, Neb.,
says his regiment was ono of the large number
belonging to Buell's array that was not en
gaged at Perry villc, but layau idlo spectator
to tho fight. Referring to tho claim of Com
rado Pcrdew, Co. 11, 55th Ohio, that the latter
regiment was tho first to cross Peach Treo
Crock ou July 20, 16G1, says that tho 87th
Ind. crossed on tho evening of tho 19th, and
tho writer received a bullet in tho lofc thigh
before breakfast on the morning of the 20th.
The 87th belonged to the Third Division, Four
teenth Corps.
J. W. Johnson, 24th Ind. battery, Columbia
City, Iud., says that his battery was left at
Kingston, Ga., on the Atlanta campaign, and
did not firo a bhot after tho battle of Rcsaca
until it fired across tho Chattahoochco river at
Saudlown. He is suro that his battery did not
kill Gen. Polk, becauso that ovent took place
whilo his battery was back at Kingston.
John Blair, Co. C, SSth Ohio. Slurgi3, Mich.,
docs not sco that tho Twentieth Corps is en
titled to any extraordinary credit for tho oc
cupation of Atlanta, as it simply marched iu
and took possession of tho city after tho cno
my had been flanked out of it by tho other
corps of Sherman's army which moved to tho
west aud south aud cut the railroads.
Thos. McCIurc, Co. G, 18th U. S. Inf., Web
ster City, Iowa, says the Regular Brigade, of tho
Fourteenth Corps, was actively engaged at tho
battle of New Hopo Church, losing many in
killed aud wounded. He would like to hear
from members of Co. II, 18th U. S. Inf.
Harry Cline, Oak Grove, Mo., sends an ab
stract of a consolidated report of the Fifteenth
Corps mado during tho Atlauta campaign,
showing its strength for duty to bo 11,500 men
aud reciting its brilliant achievements.
Daniel Cofiman, Sergeant, Co. G, 175th Ohio,
Sterling, Kan., gives a brief sketch of tho part
taken by his regiment in the.battlo of Franklin.
It was a new regiment aud had uovcr smelt
powder before, but was highly complimented
by Gen. Stanley for its gallantry and steadiness
under fire. Ho would like to hear from any of
his old comrades.
J. D. Remington, Co. 1, 73d 111., National
Military Home. O., answering the inquiry of
Coairado Maynard, Co. C, 42d 111., says it was
Maj. Motherspaw, of the 7Ud 111., First Bri
gade, Second Division, Fourth Corps, who led
tho charge at Franklin that drove the rebels
out of tho Union works after they had carried
a portion of them. Tho Major was mortally
wounded and died soon after. He says Gen.
Opdyckc and Gen. Stanley wero in tho thickest
of tho fight, but it was Major Motherspaw who
carried tho flag at tho head of tho charging
B. D. Calloway, Co. E, 40th Ind., Lebanon,
Ind., says his regiment was iu the Second Bri
gade, Second Division, Fourth Corps, at Frauk
lin, which was ono of tho brigades occupying
tho advanced position on the piko when the
battle began. After falling back to the main
lino the 40th Ind. rallied at the cottou-gin and
fought to the end, considerably mixed with tho
Twenty-third Corps.
Adolph Facs, Sergeant, Co. B, 15th Mo.,
Farina, 111., sends a brief sketch of tho battle
of Franklin. His regiment belonged to tho
Third Brigade, Second Division, Fourth Corps,
which was ono of the two brigades occupying
tho advanced position ou cither side of the piko
at the opening of the battlo. He thinks, with
many others, that tho leaving of tlicfo brigades
in this position was a great mistake. Over
whelmed by thechargiug column of the enemy
they were compelled to fall hack in confusion
and greatly delayed the firo fiom tho main Hue
of the Union works.
The Lait Campaign.
W. B. McElroy, 14th Pa. Cav., Fairfax, Iowa,
was greatly pleased with the article by Com
rado Wiles, 10th N. Y. Cav., on tho "Wind
Up," which he says was a very correct account.
He thinks somebody bluudercd when Gregg's
advanco was allowed to get into such a tight
place. Iu that fight his regiment lost some of
its best men, including Maj. W. B. Mays, tho
pride of tho regiment, who was killed while
leading tho charge.
A. G. Jacobs, Co. B, Gth Ohio Cav., Edgar,
Neb., gives a sketch of the services of his regi
ment in the closing campaign after the retreat
of Lee's army from Petersburg aud Rich
mond. C. A. Reader, Co. G, 12th W. Va., Enterprise.
W. Va., was much pleased with tho article of
Comrade Wiles, 10th N. Y. Cav., ou tho Appo
mattox campaign. Tho writer was in tho col
umn of infantry that relieved the hard-pressed
cavalry on the morning of April 9, after march
ing all of the previous night. Ho says tho
boys had a great jamboree when it received tho
news of tho surrender, yelling themselves
hoarso, and tossing high in the air hats, haver
sacks, canteens, etc.
W. G. Hubbard, Co. E, 21th N. Y. Cav.. The
Dalles, Ore., was pleased with tho articlo by
Comrade Wiles, Cortland, N. Y.. on tho closing
cavalry campaign of tho war. He says the regi
ment mentioned as tho lbt Me. Cav. should
have been tho 24th N. Y. Tho writer had his
horse shot under him at Five Forks, and was
with the regiment in all those engagements.
David Ross, Co. C, 7th Mass., Wnllingford,
Conn., has a gold locket which was taken from
ouo of the capturod wagons of Gen. lice's head
quarters train April G, 1665. The locket con
tains a likeness of a young man having on his
shoulder the btar ot a ilrigadicr-ucuoral.
John Gordon, Co. K, Gth Pa. Cav., Carbon
dale, Pa., sends a sketch of his experiences iu
tho closing cavalry operations under Gen.
Through the Carol In as.
Wm. Elliott, Co. 1, 251 h Wis., Ainsworth, Wis.,
sayB ho belonged to tho Second Brigade, Third
Division, Seventeenth Corps. At Clicraw, S.
C, thoy captuicd several pieces of artillery and
among them was a 18-pound Blakcly gun which
was mado in England. It was turned over to
tho 3d Mich, battery, which was attached to
that brigade Tho gun was dragged through
tho mud to Wilmington. It was a present to
the State of South Carolina from somo of the
friends of the so-called Southern Confederacy
in England.
A. M. Briukerhotr, Garwin, Iowa, sends a
lengthy account of the capturo of Columbia, S.
C. Ho disputes many of the claims that havo
been made for this achievement, and says the
bulk of tho honor belongs to the Third Brigado,
First Division, Fifteenth Corps, which wjuj
known as the Iowa Brigado, aud was composed
of tho 4th, 9th, 25th, 2Gth, 30th and 31st Iowa.
Tho writer copies from his diary the leading
facts connected with tho movements of his
brigado during tho 15th, lGth and 17th of Feb
ruary, 16G5, closing with thocapture of tho city
on that day. Tun National Tbiiiuxk regrets
its inability to find room for Comrade Brinker
hotPfi communication infull.butithashithcrto
given a very large amount of spaco to this sub
ject, and at the present time other themes aro
demanding attention.
The .Shcunudoah Valley.
Wm. L. Bradley, Co. F, 13th W. Va., Myra,
Kan., says a good word for tho Eighth Corps
at Cedar Creek. Ho says that members of tho
Sixth Corps havo no right to claim that they
did all the fighting thero. Ho would bo glad
to hear from thoollicerof the Nineteenth Corps
who gave him a receipt for a rebel prisoner at
Fibber's Hill.
F. M. Goltry, Co. C, Sth N. Y. 11. A., Harbor
Springs, Mich., fires a shot at Capt. Lockhart,
Glbt Pa., for tho injustice ho did to tho Eighth
and Nineteenth Corp3 in tho Shenaudoah Val
ley. W. S. Wheeler, Corporal, Co. H, 10th W. Va.,
Hutchinson, Kan., says ho does not thiuk tho
Eighth Corps belonged to what was kuowu as
tho Army of tho Valley. In 16G2 or 1663 the
War Department created the Middle Military
Department, embracing West Virginia and the
Shenandoah Valley. Tho troops operating
therein wero known, aud designated as the
Army of West Virginia, commanded succes
sively by Milroy, Kelly, Sigel, Hunter and
Crook. Ho mentious tho following regiments
as belonging to that dnny: 1st, 2d, 3d, ith, Sth,
Sth, 10th, 11th, 12th and lnth W.Va., 116th and
122d Ohio, 23d Ill.,SUh Pa. and 21th Mas3.
Nearly all theso woro in tho division com
manded by Col. Thoburn, of tho 1st W. Va.,
who was killed at Cedar Creek. Ho thinks if
Gen. Sheridan had been at Cedar Creek tho dis
aster of tho morniug would not havo happened.
E. Quaintance, CoE, 31th Ohio. Dublin, 0.,
wishes to thank Capt. James F. Fitts, of tho
114th N.Y., for his gallant defense of thoEighth
and Nineteenth Corps. He thinks the men of
thoso two Corpa at Cedar Creek did all that it
was possible for men to do.
J. A. Dowling, Co. C, 77th N. Y., Reed, Ind.,
rallies in defense of the Sixth Corp3 at Cedar
Creek. Ho woudcrs if thero is not n little spito
in tho articlo of Adj't Davis, 30th Mass., in
reply to Capt. Lockhart, Gist Pa. Ho says
thero was no better body of fighting men in tho
army than the Sixth Corps.
O. B. Sawdy, Co. C, 22d Iowa, Rantoul, 111.,
says there wero but two divisions of tho Nine
teenth Corps at Cedar Creek. Ho insists that
tho troops of the Nineteenth Corps wero in no
degrco behind the Sixth Corps in tho discharge
of their duty in that engagement.
Sliiloh and Corinth.
D. Gants,Co. C, 11th Mo., Edinburg, 111., writes
concerning the rebel .charge on Battery Robi
ncttat Corinth. His regiment was brigaded
with tho 5th Minn., 47th 111., 8th Wis. and 2d
Iowa battery. Ho says Co. B of tho 11th Mo.
fired tho volley that killed Gen. Rogers, who
was leading tho Texas troop? in tho assault.
N. Filheck, Co. E, 32d Ind., Torre Haute,
Ind., says that at tho battle of Sliiloh, on tho
morning of April 7f 18G2, tho 32d Ind., com
manded by Col. Willich, after making a chargo
and driving tho enemy, was halted by Col Wil
lich, who ordered tho regiment to cease firing,
dressed tho line, and gavo tho command :
"Present, arms! Shoulder, arms! Ready Aim
Firo! " Ho says tho orders were executed as
correctly as if on parado.
Alexander Miller, Hutchinson, Kan., says
that Swintou's "Decisive Battles of the War"
says that at Sliiloh the Union forces numbered
57,000 and tho Confederate 40,000. The writer
always supposed that tho rebel army was tho
C. S. Troutman, Co. G, 6th Iowa, South Eng
lish, says Colorado Hurst is a littlo oil' in his
statement that Buell's troops checked the ad
vance of tho rebel right and closed the first
day's fight at Shiloh. He says the rebel ad
vanco had been checked and tho firing had
almost entirely ceased before any of Buell's
troops landed on tho west bank oftho Tennes
see. On that duy Buell lost but two killed and
ono wounded.
F. F. Hill, Moberly, Mo., suggests that a lit
tlo carving ho done on somo of the boulders of
Little Round Top at Gettysburg to mark tho
spot whero Sykcs's old Brigado of Regulars
fought so well. He would like to know how
many men tho 12th U. S. Inf. lost duriug the
William H. Ball, Eden, Dak., gives several
cogent reasons to show that Gettysburg was a
decisive battle, in that it was tho turning-point
of tho war. The tide of rebellion ebbed from
that date. The reasons given by comrado Ball
nro substantially tho same as havo been ex
pressed by several other correspondents.
S. F. Rose, Sergeant, Co. L, 1st W. Va. Cav.,
East Liverpool, O., wishes to correct S. A. Clark,
1st Vt. Cav., in regard to tho chargo at Gettys
burg in which Gen. Tarusworth was killed.
The writer says that when Gen. Kilpatrick or
dered Farnsworth to ;makc a chargo tho latter
said it would bo a useless sacrifice of life. Kil
patrick said: "If you do not want to lead tho
chargo I will." Farnsworth replied : " No, I
will lead my men wherever they go." Tho
writer says it was a battalion of tho 1st W. Va.
Cav. that charged with Gen. Farnsworth, in
stead of tho 1st Vt. Farnsworth was killed at
tho stono fence, receiving seven balls. Sixteen
officers of the 1st W. Va. Cav. wero killed and
wounded. Ho says there were somo troops in
tho Army of the Potomac beside the 1st Vt.
The Loner HUsIssippI.
D. R. Smith, Co. B, 42d Ohio, Coldwatcr,
Mich., savs his regimeut 'belonged to De Cour-
cey's Brigade, which in the Winter of 1S63-I
was scut up tho river to garrison the post at
Plaquemine, La. He says they had pretty good
times there. Foraging was dangerous, but the
love of chicken was greater than the fear of
capture, and they managed to fare sumptu
ously. Charles W. Ransom, Hardwick, Vt., says ho
served iu tho 1st Vt. L. A., Nineteenth Corps,
aud knew a good deal about Duryca's 2d Zou
aves (.105th N. Y.) That regiment supported
tho battery to which he belonged at Port Hud
son, and its commander, Col. Smith, was wound
ed in that fight. Tho writer saw him at the
river ou a stretcher.
Wilson's Creek.
L. D. Immell, Washington, Mo., says the loss
of tho 1st Iowa atWilson's Creek in killed and
wounded abundantly attests the bravo and gal
lant 6ervico of the regiment. He criticizes
Gen. Sturgis in severe terms.
Geo. W. Keckle, Co. C. 1st Iowa, Muscatine,
Iowa, sends asketch of the services of his regi
ment at tho battle or V ilsoifs Creek, Aug. 10,
IcGl. He insists that Gen. Lyon did lead tho
chargo at the head of the 1st Iowa ; that ho
was killed iu front of that regiment, aud somo
of its members carried tho body from tho field.
He criticizes severely tho statements of Capt.
Cracklin, who charged that tho 1st Iowa broke
and fled iu confusion, and did not rally again
so as to be fcerviccablo during the engagement.
Tho writer says thero is no foundation what
ovcr for the charge.
Uaniloni .Shots.
II. II. Bowers, Falls City, Neb., would like
the addresses of members of tho GStli 111., for
tho purpoio of trying to bring about a Reunion
of tho regimeut at St. Louis during the Na
tional Encampment.
11.11. Carver, 55th Ohio, White Rock, Dak.,
saj-s that the Eleventh and Twelfth Corps were
uot consolidated into tho Twentieth until after
the battle of Lookout Mountain. He wonders
if tho 55th Ohio was iu the war, as he never
sees anything from it.
M. L. Morton, Co. D, 26th Ohio, Blooming
Grove, O., takes issue with comrado Maxwell,
Co. I, 32d Ohio, who claimed that his regiment
traveled farther thnu any other. Tho writer
says that tho 26th Ohio, and ho believes a hun
dred or more other regiments, traveled more
miles and did much more fighting thau the 32d
Ogdcn Gray, Bloomer, Wis., says he has un
derstood that liquor and beer aro sold in the
Soldiers' Home at Dayton, O.
D. W. Thomas, Co. A, 2d Mo. Cav., Prairio
View, Kan., says that sometimes tho boys would
bring into camp a loaded hornets' nest, stick
the muzzle inside a tent aud lire it oQ. creating
a great commotion among the occupauts of tho
tent. When they charged upon a beehive aud
a comrado stirred up tho bees with a polo some
body generally got left, and it was not the
Georgo Miller, Box 391, Huron, Dak., thinks
some of the members of tho 1st Mich. Engi
neers and Mechanics1' could write somo inter
esting sketches, and he would bo glad to have
them do so.
John Galloway, Co.' C, list Ohio, Red Haw,
O., referritig to tho claim of Comrade Maxwell
that the 32d Ohio had traveled more miles thau
auv other regiment iiu the service, says tho -list
Ohio traveled 5,200 miles by water, 3,600 by
rail and 5,500 l3' Government shoes, in all
14.500 miles, which heats the 32d Ohio about
1,500 miles. Tho -llht participated iu 53 bat
tles and skirmishes, lost 307 by death aud had
over 600 wounded.
Uriah Morgan, Harriaburg, 111., says he would
bo glad to hear from 01110 of tho 56th III., in
which he served. Ho pays a high tribute to
tho character of Gen. Logun.
Geo. F. Smith, Steward of the monitor Win
nebago, Avon, O., writes that after the battlo
of lookout Mountain himself and thrco other
comrades of tho L'Oth Ohio battery were trans
ferred to tho U.S. navy and brought upon that
"stauch old pancake," the monitor Winne
bago, the consort of the Chickasaw. This old
vessel brought to bay the rebel ram Tennessee
and thumped her iuto a surrender. He says:
"Whero now is the brave Capt. Perkins, of tho
Chickasaw? Where is that recklessly bravo
Capt. Tom Stevens, of the Winnebago? And
whero aro tho jolly tars of tho-o two stanch,
reliable batteries? Do any of them still roll
their quids of tobacco from port to staiboard?"
Ho would bo glad to bear from auy of his old
II. J. F. West, Auburn, Neb., says ho feels
greatly interested iu the proposed Reunion of
tho Mississippi Marino Brigade at St. Louis
during the National Encampment, and he
hopes overybedy will stir everybody else up on
tho subject. Ho would like tho address of
Comrado Hiram G.Parker, who omitted togivo
his residenco in The National Tribune.
H. C. Green, West Bay City, Mich., wondcra
why ho never sees anything from tho S7th Ind.,
to which ho belonged. He recalls tho fording
of Elk River in Tennessee, July 5, 1863, and
asks who it was that caught tho tail of tho
Colonel's horso and wa3 towed across.
J. H. Howell, "Co. K.'s Baby," 62d Ohio,
Deer Creek, Minn., wishes to say, for tho in
formation of Comrades Lucas and Lowry, that
tho 62d aud 67th Ohio, 39th 111. and 83th Pa.
went from Winchester, through Manassas Gap,
to Luray Valley and thence to Alexandria, Va.,
about the first of July. They took transports
thero and joined Gen. McCIellan's army imme
diately, O. G. Daniols, 8th Ohio, Mount Vernon, O.,
writes very strongly in favor of white bronze
for monuments. Ho says thero is no monu
ment on the field of Gettysburg that can com
pare for beauty with tho one of white bronze
which lias been prepared for tho 4th Ohio.
In Trlson Cell.
S. G. Davis, Co. L, 10th Ind. Cav., Harts
ville, Ind., says he served a term in rebel prisons,
and enjoys reading tho accounts of those who
escaped from confinement.
John II. Barr, 12th Ohio Cav., Pennville, Ind.,
says ho was taken prisoner at the first battlo of
Saltville, W.Va., and gives a sketch of his hard
ships whilo in tho hands of the enemy. He is
very strongly impressed with tho belief that
Congress ought to provide for that class of
A veteran of the 1st Md. sends a clipping
from tho Baltimore Sun, in which C. J. Murphy,
Brooklyn, N. Y., referring to tho treatment of
Union prisoners of war, says they were pro
vided with au abundance of good, wholesome
food, and wero in every respect cared for as
well as the Confederate soldiers. The writer
says, sarcastically, "I was astonished at first
when tho kind and considcrato gentleman in
gray opened tho door and exclaimed, 'The
gentlemen from the North will please step
down to dinner.' but soon got used to it. I was
also astonished the first Saturday when the
washerwoman brought mo a change of linen.
My greatest fear was that I would be exchanged
and taken back to tho miserable food furnished
by Uncle Sam."
Benjamin nirst, Sergeant, Co. D, 14th Conn.,
Rockville, Conn., thinks there is glory enough
to go around among tho boys without anyone
claiming more than he is entitled to. Referring
to tho recently published sketch of Gen. Coit.
he says that the injury he received July 2, 1S63,
was in consequenco of his being knocked
down by a horse. Neither shot nor shell had
yet been fired in that vicinity.
J. H. Easterly, Burt, Iowa, says he carried a
musket for more than three years and was
discharged on account of six wounds received
at Atlanta, whon not 21 years of age. Ho was a
member of Co. A, 13th Iowa, Crocker's Brigade.
He would bo glad to hear from any of his old
comrades who wero in the hospital with him
when he was wounded.
David N. Lepper, Lock Box "J," East Syra
cuse, N. Y., says he is the only sou of Jacob
Lepper, who served in Co. B, 32d N. Y., and Co.
1, 10th N. Y. Cav. He was wounded at Gettys
burg and has nover recovered from the etFects
of his injury. He thinks the Government can
never fully compensate the veteraus of the war
for their sufferings.
James M. Cartwright, Co. D, 3Sth Ind., Hor
nersvillc, Mo., says ho i3 proud of having served
in so gallant a regiment as tho3sth Iud., which
never struck its colors to tho enemy.
S. B. Jones, Co. D, 1st N. Y. L. A., Harvasd,
Neb., says it is lonesome out West, as he very
rarely sees any of his old comrades. He would
bo pleased to hear from somo of them.
Franklin Wallace, Co. E, 26th N. Y., Romo,
N. Y., says there was a recent inquiry in The
National Tribune for his address, which is
as given above.
Andrew G. Helm, Co. A, 5Sth Ohio, Henry,
111., says he shouldered a musket when he was
but 15 years old and carried it through tho
A. Miller, Lieutenant, Co. D, 2d M. S. M.
Cav., Box 147, McCune, Kan., pays a high com
pliment to the conspicuous gallantry of Maj. F.
11. Poole, who was mentioned in a recent sketch
of the Marmaduko Raid. The writer gives a
brief resume of the services of his regiment.
Henry W. Conrad, Glenwood, Pa., says ho
served in Co. H, 187th Pa. Hejs badly disabled
and thinks ho has been very unjustly treated
by the Government iu the matter of bouuty
and pension.
Reuben P. Reed, Sergeant, 55th 111., National
Military Home, Leaveuworth, Kan., refers to
the incident related by Col. Fred. Graut of tho
boy who, with blood streaming from a wound,
went back for ammunition for his regiment, the
sight bringing tears to the eyes of Gen. Grant.
Ho thinks that boy was Orion Howe, son of
Elias Howe, Drum-Major of the 55th 111. Ho
was but 12 years old and u great pet in the
R. B. Thompson, Karbcr's Ridge. 111.. say that
when tho war broke out he was living in Texas.
Tho rebels gave him 10 days to get out of tho
State aud then confiscated everything he had,
threatening to hang him. He says at one time
he saw six Union men hanging from one tree.
He made his way northward through Arkansas
and succeeded in escaping from his pursuers.
Ho cuIUted in Co. E, 3d III. Cav.
Thos. R.Buxton, Grangeville, Mo., sends an
account of his oxperiencei during the war. He
lived in Arkansas, and in lb62 enlisted iu Co. II,
10th Kan. He was badly wounded at the bat
tle of Prairio Grove.
E. II. Tomoy, Co. E, 27th Ind., Cornettsville
Ind., does not claim that ho was tho youngest
volunteer, but thinks he was something of a
"kid." He was a few days under 14 years of
ago when ho eulistcd. He lost his right leg at
D. B. Smart, Barry, 111., is very thankful to
a comrade for furuishiug him The National
Tribune for a year.
Johu L. Kirk, Captain, Co. E, 8th Tcnn.,
Windsor, 111., says he spent two years in pilot
ing loyal citizens of East Tennessee out of the.
rebel lines. He would liko to hear from Lieut.
Fowler, and wants tho address of Capt. James
11. Elkins, Co. 1, 1st Tenn. Cav.
John Myers, 7th Iud., Lowell, Iowa, says he
has nover yet seen a word in The National
Tribune from his regiment. The writer gives
a brief sketch of his experiences at the secoud
battle of Bull Run.
Charles 11. Curr, Co. B, 118th Pa., Benning
ton, Kan., gives a brief sketch of his army
service, and says that he is badly disabled in
consequence of exposure aud hardships. He
has been able to do vory little in tho way of
labor for nine years. He has been unable to
get a pension because lie has no hospital record.
Elibha Disuoy, Co. E, 2d Tenn., Cold Creek,
Tenn., says he was in prison 16 months, and is
badly broken iu health ou account of the suf
fering he was compelled to undergo.
J. M. Clark, Viola, Wis., says that five broth
ers of his family entered the Union army from
Marshall County, Iud., as follows: A. E., Co.C.
20th Iud., wounded in front of Richmond, dis
charged, and re-oulistcd in Co. E,. 12th Ind.
Cav.; P.T., Co.B, 15th Ind., served four years;
A. J., served four years in thc-ldlh Ind.; J.M.,
Co. B, 15th Ind., wounded at Chattanooga, dis
charged, aud re-culisted iu Co. G, 142d Iud.;
W. M., 151st Ind. AH lived to get home, but
three wero badly wounded.
J. P. Norris; Co. E, 7th 111., Marydel. Kan.,
agrees with Comrade Long In his statement re
garding the Confederate soldiers at Donelson.
Tho writer says some of the Yanks were scared
as badly as tho rebels. Ho w.is badly demoral
ized himself when, during tho Donelsou fight,
a cannon-ball knocked his gun 40 feet, aud ho
thought for a moment that lie was killed. He
was glad to discover this was not true.
GItc Them Their Due.
William B. Wands, Fassett, Pa., sends an
editorial from the Elmira Gazelle against the
pension bill, which he denounces in tho strong
est terms. Ho says no paper uttering such
sentiments cuu expect the support of the sol
diers. C. W. E. Lytle, Co. K, 78th Pa., Apollo, Pa.,
has no patience with the editors who make
such exaggerated statements as to what tho
recently-vetoed pension bill would cost the
Government. Some of them put it as high as
P. Tower, Millville, N. J., urges in the strong
est terms the necessity of prompt action by
Congress in bohalf of the sutfering soldiers.
He thinks the justice of their claims cauuot bo
disputed and he does not understand why Con
gress is so slow iu recognizing it.
John Wagner, Co. II, 52d Ohio, sends a clip
ping from the Chicago Herald, which urges tho
President to veto tho Dapcudeut Pension Bill.
Chas. W. Rust, Co. C, Sth Kan., coucedes tho
justice, as a general thing, of tho principle of
equivalent disability. He is heartily in favor
of Seuator Sherman's bill giving urrears equal
to the pensiou now received.
Joseph Misuer, 13th Mich., Shedd, Ore.,
thinks a good part of tho surplus in tho Trea
sury could easily bo disposed of if tho Govern
ment would fulfill its promises to the soldiers.
John Nicodemus thinks the equalization of
bounties a matter of justice to tho soldiers, and
one that should receive early attention.
Michael Fitzgerald, Co. A, 16th 111.. St. Croix
Falls, Wis., was much pleased with tho open
letter of The National Tribune to President
Cleveland. Ho says that if the next Congress
docs not do justice to tho soldiers tho people
will elect one that will.
Georgo B. Morgan, Orange, N. J., sends a
clipping from the Newark (N. J.) Evening News
urging the President to veto the Dependent
Pension Bilk
James Lewis, New Haven, Conn., Incloses
several clippings from the. New Yovlc WotUI
opposing- pension measures before Congress, and
criticizes severely the sentiments expressed by
the editor of that paper.
C. D. Webster, 20th Ohio battery, faddrcss
not given,) thinks there is good reason for com
plaint of the injustice done by the law increas
ing tho pensions of those who have lost limbs,
but not those of many who aro suffering from
disability from other causes. Ho thinks the
increase is fairly due to thoso who havo lost
limbs, but there is equal reason for giving it to
tho other classv
J. C. Mettlen, Sergeant, Co. H, 63d 111., and
Co. A, 8th 111., Vansburg, Kan., wa3 glad to sco
a communication from Comrade Smith, of his
Tegiment. He had concluded tho members of
the 63d who survived the war were all dead.
He fully agrees with all the comrades who
write of the duty of the Government to pro
vide for the disabled soldiers.
J.Frascr, Co. C, 12th N.Y., Erie. Kan., com
plains of the long delay in the adjudication of
claims in the Pension Office. He says it ap
pears to be tho policy of the Government to
throw all possible obstacles in the way of the
soldiers, and to prescribe such regulatious as to
make it impossible for them to prove their
"S. P. C.," Willow Springs, Mo., cannot un
derstand why the $100 bounty has never been
paid to those enlisted in April and May, 1861,
for three years and were discharged to accept
promotion. Ho says they aro clearly entitled
to it, and ho know3 no reason why the Govern
ment should cheat them out of it. He says
there is over a month's pay duo him under tho
rcmtistcr law of 1834. He has sent in all the
proof and has been notified of hi3 remuster.
But all the same he cannot get his pay. He
wonders if Uncle Sam is short of clerks or in
want of money.
Fred. Rufc, Chamois, Mo., thinks tho pension
laws do great injustico to the clas3 of soldiers
who served during the war but had no hospital
records, and now, after 20 years, finding them
selves broken down and disabled, they are
unable to furnish the required proof to support
their claim. He says there are thousands of
them who are in the highest degree deserving
of the consideration ot the Government.
John W. Boil, Co. H, 64th 111., Berne, N. Y.,
thinks the country can never fully pay the
debt it owes to the soldiers. Ho thinks it would
be better if the money which is being used to
pay the National debt so rapidly should bo
appropriated to discharge the obligations to the
soldiers and let a part of the debt go over for
future generations to pay.
N. B. Fisher, Co. H, 37th Ohio, Des Moines,
Iowa, denounces as contemptible the language
of a certain New York paper that " the soldiers
now receiving pensions were of no account be
fore the war, during the war, nor after the
war." He thinks that most of the pensioners
aro men with clean records, who fully deserve
all they get. He thinks that tho Government
is trying to do justice to the soldiers, and that
as a rule tho soldior has a fair field to prove his
disabilities, and when proven to receive a fair
"Veritas," Princeton, Mo., says that every
day confirms tho belief that In the death of
Gen. Logan the soldiers lost their best friend
in the U. S. Senate. He is sure that Logan
would not have favored Senator Sherman's
proposition to grant arrears only to those who
suffered amputations. The writer speaks with
great earnestness of the duty devolving on
Congress to do justice to the soldiers.
D. L. Wilson, Bonaparte, Iowa, in answer to
Comrade Boyer, gives what he believes to bo
very cogent Tcason3 why the ex-prisoners of
war are entitled to pensions by reason of tho
great suifering3 and hardships they endured
and by which their health was destroyed.
Information Asked and OlTen.
Daniel Fike, Webster, Kan., is anxious for
information concerning tho wife of Jonathan
B. Jewell. She is supposed to be living in
A comrade writing from Eldred, N.Y., in
quires of the whereabouts of Gen. E. D. Keycs.
The National Tribune informs him that
Gen Keyes Is living, but it does not know his
W. McEvoy, Equality. HI., asks for informa
tion concerning Lieuts.E. Y. Brown, Titus, and
Coleman, officers of colored regiments, who
were left confined in dungeons in Libby when
tho prisoners were taken South ill the Spring of
1864. The National Tribune cannot give
the information asked for, but hopes this will
meet the eye of those who can.
A comrade writing from Modesto, Cal., asks
for information on the subject of raising ba
nanas. If somo comrade can respond The
National Tribune will be glad to print it.
A. G. Bennett, Commander, John A. Dix Post,
No. 42, San Jose, Cal., wishes informatiou as to
the companies and regiments in which the following-named
soldiers served who are buried
at that place, for tho purpose of putting in
scriptions on headstones for their graves : H. R.
Snowden, A. N. Stratton, J. N. Hendrickson,
Stephen Shea, Lorenzo Medena, Charles Hin
man, J. H. Garrett, aud Golden Wright. Ho
has the discharge of Patrick Nobin, Sergeant,
Co. L, 1st U. S. Cav., and also several tintypes
belonging to him.
J. W. Fleming, U. S. S. Ina, Point Pleasant,
N. J., asks who it wa3 that fired one of the
starboard guns on a certain night while lying
in Tampa BayrFla.. and what has become of
tho colored sailor whom they all liked so well.
W. L. Hart, Co. G, 7th Ind., Brandon, Iowa,
wishes to know whatover became of Geo. Hoe,
Co. H, 7th Ind., who killed the " littlo black
smith," of Co. I, in self-defense, while lying in
front of Petersburg.
Joseph W. Gaslock. Campbell, Minn., would
like the address of Comrade H. G.Parker, Co.
B, Mississippi Marine Brigade, and he will tell
him something to his advantage. Ho would
like the address of any members of Cos. B and
C. He is strongly in favor of tho proposed Re
union. H.Eurich, Co. A, 13th HI. Cav., Galesburg,
111., asks if any of tho boys of Cos. D, E, F and
G, of that regiment, can tell what becamo of
tho regimental flag. Co. E was the color com
pany, aud wont with the others' named under
Gens. Curtis aud Steele on the campaign that
resulted in the capturo of Helena, Ark., in 1862.
Tho writer docs not remember seeing tho flag
alter the companies rejoined the regiments. He
says it is not at Springfield, III., nor was it ever
captured by the enemy. lie thinks it ought to
be in the Memorial Hall at Springfield.
E. B. Cruse, Co.F, 13th Ind., Antwerp, sends
the words oftho "Rebel Spy's song" asked for
by ouo of the comrades. We have already
printed tho song as sent by another comrade.
"A subscriber," Chicago, HI., wishes to know
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E. L. Moody, Springfield, Wis., inquires why
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The HouHukecper'fi Complaint.
"I am discouraged. I havo too much to do.
I am tired. I am sick. I suppose I was put
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don't care what becomes of the house."
The above is an allegory. Tho discouraged
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JP of tho Huyes' Arctic Expedition. fr
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W03 terrible, and resembled more than anything eka
The Thrust of a Knife
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