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THE NATIONAL TRIBUTE: WASHETGT03T, D. C, THURSDAY, AUGUST 16, 1838;
FIGHTING THEM OYER
Oar Yeferuis Have to Say About
Tkeir 014 Campaigns.
BURNSIDE AND HOOKER.
JL hmks of PIsMisa; Jee.
Editor Nationax, Tribokb: I b&Y beaa
a good deal interested in "The Boy Spy's"
itetory ef himself and" the Army of the Poto
mac; bat latterly I think that he is running
the history into politics, and leaves a little
room for someone else to have their say.
There aw several things that he describes
that are correct undoubtedly, yet I think that
he is laboring under a slight mistake when he
eo Iodizes Gen. Barnside at Gen. Hooker's ox-peu.-;
and I think that I can convince every
cnudid, unbiased mind that in doing so "The
iky Spy " is laboring under a mistake.
it is a well-known fact that when Gen. Barn
aide was at in oonunaud of the Army of the
Potomac he crossed the Bappahaunock Siverat
iVedcTickebarg in December, 1S62; that ue
attempted to storm and tako Marye's High te;
that he massed bis troops above the city of
Fredericksburg, and was ootapellod to with
draw his army.
liigut here I -would like to ask "The Boy
Spy " how many men would be necessary to
storm and take those bights? And if he an
swers correctly, which 1 think he will, he will
say that Gen. Burnside would require at least
six to Gen. Lcc's one behind those fortifiod
bights. We will rapposs that Gen. Lee had
bad 00,000; then Gen. Burnside would have
had to have, to have been soocessrtil, 360,000
men. lie had no such rtny.
In May, 1863, Ueo. Sedgwick captured those
bights with the Sixth Corps, and moved out
south from the eity of Fredericksburg. I was
on tbe opposite side of the river, and having a
little curiosity to see those highte and the way
they were fortified. I crossed over on one of
the pontoon bridges and spent a flatt day m
looking the ground over where Bar aside's
army had been ; also tbe position of Gen. Lee.
From that time until now I have wondered
vby, and tried to find come excuse for, Burn
Bide dotag as he did. The Boy Spy " has lur-m-hod
it. ' Gen. Burnside was evidently out of
his head. I never believed that he was any
thing but a good officer and loyal to the last.
Te Boy Spy" tells us that in the Spring
of 1&53 Gen. Hooker organised the cavalry,
and that from that lime until the close of the
war, whenever the Union and rebel cavalry
mot, tbe rebel cavalry hunted for a plaee to
run. This w a fact; and right in here comes
another met, that daring the years 1S61, '62,
when tbe Union cavalry met Ash by'6 or Stu
art's cavalry, the Union cavalry looked for a
place to run, with the reus after thetn. This
may not always have been the case, but it was
tbe rub. "The Boy 8py" tolls us that Hooker
organised tbe cavalry and put Gen. Stoneman
in comaaaed. He might also have said that
the cavalry was divided into three divisions
one under Gen. John Baford, one under Gen.
I'leasoaton, and one under Gen. Avorell, and
ail under Geo. Stoneman.
Hooker moved the army up tbe Sappaban
sack Hirer to Kelley's Ford and crossed, and
ai&ocrofesed the Bapidan Biver, with the excep
tion of one division of cavalry (Averell'sj,
leaving tbe Sixth Corps under Gen. Sedgwick
at Falmouth, and liten moved out from the
river and selected his position. This done, he
ordered tbe cavalry to go to a certain point,
ttMfwto wait until Gen. Averell joined them,
when all three divisions were to go to Gor
dousviile, and were to bum Gordoneville.
From there Stoneman was to cat the railroad
behind Ijec's army, and Averell was to keep
ebtanmnication open between Stoneman and
Hooker a long as it was possible. Gen. Stone
man went to the appointed place and waited
4 boars for Averell, bat Averell did not put
in an appearance. Stoneman bad waited so
Jong that be ai audoned Gordonsville and went
and cut- tbe railroad behind Lee's army, and
eat it jest a half hour after Gen. Hill's Corps
of 30,000 men bad cone over to join Lee's army.
(This is what was told me by an officer who
was with Stoneman on that raid on his return
to Falmouth. "Tbe Boy Spy " has told more
sboet thai raid than 1 can tell, with one excep
tion, aad that k that Gen. Kilpstriek's regi
ment (tbe 2d X. Y.) and the 12tb HI. Cav. did
jmc secern with Gen. Stoneman, but went on
m Kidmend into tbe outer fortifications of
tbe city, bat dared not go into the city,
but turned aad went to Yorktown, where
there were some Union troops. Here I rejoined
my regime!?. Some time in Jane we were or
dered to Wushiugton. We left Gloucester
Point, near Yorktown, aad crossed to Urban,
a town an tbe iiappabannock River below Fred
oricksberg. and were f-rried over the river by
the gunboats that met as there. We then went
an what in Virginia is called the "Northern
Keck," the strip of country between the Poto
mac aad Kpihannock Si vers, to Washing
ton. On that trip we captured three of Mas
ay's menu Tuey bad their servant with them,
a mulatto, man of average intelligence. The
three prisoners we turned over to the Provost
liacfcbal at Washington, and the servant re
mained with our regiment for some time, I
conversed with him several times, and he al
ways told the saute story, that be was at
Gordoneville at the time of Stooeman's raid,
ad said that there were no troops there, noth
ing bat a few Home Guards, and that they
heard tab Yanks were coming aad stacked
their anas. He alsojaid that at that time
Gordoasviiie was Gen. Lee's storehouse; that
every building in Gordons vilie was packed
with stores, and that a huge amount of stores
were pued up out-doors, covered with can
vas. To use his own words, all the roll
ing stock in tbe Confederacy was on
the tack at Gordonsrilie, loaded with
army stores, and 84 locomotives were then on
tbe track. Tim being tree and I have be
lieved it ever since the darky told it), to have
barued Gordonsville would have whipped Lee's
army. His, only ebow would have been to get
W; to itkumoud, aad Gen. Hooker, under
etiuiding tbe situation, did set intend to let
bun get there.
Of the battle of CbaneeUoferille I have noth
ing to say ; oat tbe Army of the Potomac was
an tiat side of tbe river with five days' ra
tions, sad they were exhausted. A heavy rain
cauie on and raised th river 10 feet in one
sight. Hooker was liable to lose his pontoon
hrxiges, and if be did be was in aoold country.
He knew uotbmg of Stoneman or of bis doings ;
of his saccefcs or failure. It is probable that
Hooker came to the conclusion, after taking all
things into consideration, that the other side of
tbe river a Mi the safest place, therefore he re
treated ; aud 1 have heard it stated somewhere
that Lee at tbe same time retreated toward
Buxmoad. As to tbe truth of this I knew not.
Tbe bth III. Cav. was in Gen. Averell's Divis
ion, and i have conversed with officers of that
regiment with in the last five years. They tell
me that Gen. Averell went to Baooooa Ford, on
the Lapicau Biver, the appointed place where
tLej were to cr-jai to join Stoneman, and wait
ed aroaud there three or four days and re
turned ae they went to Gen. Hooker's head
quarters. These officers told me also that their
regiment ot'ered to cross the river, aad some of
tbem rode into the river, bat that Gen. Averell
ordered them back.
" The Boy Spy " has said i Tmt Katioxai.
Tju&Use of June 7 that Hooker failed, but tbe
cavalry did not. Now I claim that the ear
airy failed, aud thereby compelled Hooker's re
ttet ilei v we will leave this for every un
pnrjudkxd reader to form bis own opinion as to
tbe Geuemisijip of tbe two commanders, after
he lake a view of Buroside's army climbing
Marye's Higbu in a storm of iron and leaden
hail, and Hooar with Gordonsville huroed,
Averell Lecpiug communication open between
Hooker aud Stoneman. With thie plan com
pleted Stoueman knew that Hooker had not
boeu repulsed, aud therefore felt at liberty to
co'jtiuut- Lib raid on to Richmond.
As I said betore, the two regiments went into
the outer fortifications of tbe rebel Capital and
found uo troops there, bat were too few to ven
ture in further. I will state that there was a
LrtMiten-ut of my regiment in Libby Prison at
that liate. aud he reported on joining the regi
ot soon after that the prisoners iu Libby
knew that tbe Union forces were near, and they
had a few arms smuggled into tbe prison, and
arraugexueuu were made to attack tbe guards
at the fir.-t gonad of trouble outakie. If Stone
man bad guue to Richmond instead of getting
scared at a rebel telegram aad returning North,
tbe resells o! Hooker's eamaatga might have
been vexy different F. Bbdtoks, Hospital
Stovard, 12th HL Cav, Oregon, IU.
Horford Aote Phosphate
Xakew BeOshntt Leatseade.
A fcaatepoor. Cul ! to it tas of hot or
cold w-r, mL sweetened to t&ste, -will lie
found TutraaHiug and invigorating.
0lh Conn, at Tort Hndwn.
Editor National Tribune: In yonr issue
of May 3 appears an article rightly named
"Deadly Port Hudson." I have boon waiting
to see if somo more able mind than my own
would not write to yon and refute the charge
made by W. H. Webber against tho 26th Conn,
in the article above referred to.
With your permission I will briefly state tho
opinion of one of tbe 2Gth Conn, in regard to
the charge on tho 27th day of May, 18G3, with
the hope of vindicating the actions of our regi
ment. Comrade Webber has seen fit to qnoetion the
bravery of our regiment on that day, as fol
lows: "There was just room enough between
the ravine and the shrubbery for our regi
mental line. The advance was ordered, Gen.
Sherman leading tho head of tho column ; tho
228th N. Y. following closely, leaving the 26th
Conn, and 15th N. H. to -act as support." He
then describes the horrors of the charge in a
way that chokes, when I think of that d3y and
its never-fading sights.
Did the 6th Mich, and 123th N.Y. do all the
fighting that was done in tho center? I ask
the question, because Comrade Webber further
says: "Until tho advance reached tho ditch,
the enfilading with the direct fire had severely
thinned onr ranks, and no support being in
sight we dropped upon tho ground and com
menced sharpsbooting." And again, in his eu
logies of our service of tho 14th of June, in
these words: "Wo bad laughed at and ridi
culed them for their cowardliness in not sup
porting ns on the 27th of May." I wish Com
rade Webber to notice the support wo gavo,
which is eiven in a nartial history of tho 26th
Oonn., where I find these words: "After va
rious service of secondary interest, the- regi
ment had its first general engagement in tho
sssaalt on Port Hudson in May. It wa3 sub
jected to a terrific fire at short range, as it occu
pied a particularly dangerous position in tho
assaulting line, aud suffered a loss of 107 offi
cers and men." Oar Colonel was wounded,
one of our Captains killed, and another Cap
tain wounded and died 12 days after.
I consider it to be a glorious and not cow
ardly support (if not of the 6th Mich.) of this
our beloved country ana its tree institutions,
over which the Stars and Stripes shall always
float. I will quote, for further proof of our
support, aa extract from a Connecticut paper
printed Aug. 8, 1863: "The history of the 26lh
regiment is emblazoned with glory to our Com
monwealth, la the first assault upon Port
Hudson they led the charge in company with
one other regiment, and suffered the most sg
Terely of any regiment ia tho engagement.
And all through tbe weary siege their long list
of casualties aro a record of their courage and
Again I will quote from Comrade Webber in
continuance of my last quotation from him:
" Aud well did they redeem themselves, but
all to no purpose. It was not their fault, poor
sufferers, that they did not gain glory or, as it
turned out, even thanks." What do you mean,
comrade, by "it was not their fault that they
did not gain glory"? Do you mean that the
6th Mich, plucked it from us when, as you say,
"we had lain here but a short time when a
courier rode up with orders for us you to re
turn," (You had fallen back, as you say, the
second timo because the bullets continued to
find you,) "and with skirmish-line advance
over tho field where tho assault had failed, and
reach the front, where by sharpshooting ycu
could stop tho destructive fire of tho Confeder
ates, and thus relieve the men who were tem
porarily helpless"? and the description you
give of the relief you had as you advauced over
the field of carnage and saw the terrible re
sults of tho conflict.
What, comrade, did tho 6th Mich, go over
the same ground we so ingloriously marched
over while bullets and all imaginable kinds of
missiles were hnrlod thick and fast into our
ranks until 73 of tbo 235 men we Lad in our
lino had fallen? History says our loss was
over one-half the loss of the brigade to which
we belonged. Is it possible, comrade, that your
regiment passed over that ground immediately
after ns and your loss for the day was only
eight wounded, and thus gained the glory of
the day? Perhaps, comrade, you mean we did
not gain glory in the sense that the stay-at-homes
say glory is obtained, because every
man ef us did. not fall before the charge was
Again, comrade, you say we did not gain
ev&a thanks for the part we took in the charge
on June 1-L I have before mo an extract of a
letter written by one of tbe 26th Conn., dated
"In tho field before Port Hudson, June, 17,
1863," in Which I find the following: "Juno
15, 1863. Pleasant weather. We lay in the
edge of the woods near the battlefield. At 5
p. m. we were ordered into line, and a compli
mentary order was read us from Gen. Dwight
for the bravery and coolness which we dis
played in the fight yesterday."
If necessary, perhaps some other member of
our regiment will furnish further proof of tho
support tbe 26th Conn, rendered at Port Hud
son. B. F. GatbsJ Co. G, 28th Conn., New
Tbe Charge st Monterey July 4, 1SCG.
Editor Kattokai, Tkibuke : Io an articlo
published iaTiis National Teiettxe of March
8, 1888, E. L. Negus, Co. E, 1st Mich. Cav.,
"It is now a quarter of a century since the
night of the memorable charge at Monterey,
and our friends of the 5th Mich., 1st Ohio, and
1st Va. Cav. may have coma to the conclusion,
by telling their story so many times, that they
are the only men left who took part in that
memorable charge. I do not wish to rob any
regiment of their laurels or claim any honor
justly due them, but would like to give the
honor to the regiment which made the charge,
and that regiment was the 1st Mich. Cav."
Now, Mr. 1st Micb. Cav., w;e don't wish to
steal your thunder, but we (1st Va.) aud two
companies of 1st Ohio did give tbe Johnnies
" thunder and blixen " from the point where
you were repulsed near the Monterey Houeo
for about eight miles.
On the morning of the 4th of July, 1863, it
was ascertained that the enemy was in full re
treat, and Kilpatrick immediately started in
pursuit to harass his rear and capture his
trains. Amid a pelting rainstorm his column
pushed on all day, and at noon reached Em
mittsburg drenched and weary. It halted here
for only a short time and hurried forward to
ward the mountain, tho base of which was
reached just at dark.
The road up it was dry along the steep sidos,
aad only wide enough for four horses to move
abreast, while from its lower edge was a deep
abyss. Up this narrow, unknown way, in a
drizzling rain, and onveloped in darkness so
deep that tho riders, though jostling together,
could not see each other, the exhausted, sleepy
soldiers on their weary animals slowly toiled,
tbe heavy tread of the horses and the jingling
of steel scabbards, the only sound that broke
the deep silence until near the top, when sud
denly a mouth of fire opened in the gloom, and
the thunder of cannon shook tbe bights, while
down tbe narrow road came the fiery hail
storm. Though on the lookout for danger the
column was startled at tho suddenness of the
dhieharge, and before it had timo to recover
from either side came a rattling fire of musketry,
lighting up with a strange glow that rocky
mountain summit. The leading squadron (1st
Micb.) broke and fell back on tbe second,
which also broke, and fora moment the narrow
road was jammed with men and horses strug
gling in tbe darkness. But that lone column,
winding fwr miles away down tho mountain
side, could not wheel about, and so tho broken
squadrons were rallied, skirmishers dismount
ed aud thrown out, and tbe 1st W. Va. Cav.
(Wean's) ordered to the front. Forming as
best they could iu the gloom, the bugle sound
ed the charge (a squadron of Ohio cavalry form
ed with us) and across the summit and down
the farther side into the inky darkness tho
fearless riders plunged ; clearing the way bo
fore them, they kept on until they came upon
Ewell's long train guarded by four regiments.
Firing a volley, they cried: "Do you sur
render?" " Yes," was the reply, and for eight
miles the cavalry swept along the train that
had come to a halt. A hea'y thunderstorm
now broke aloug the mountain, which, com
bined with the roar of torrents down its side
and tbe howling of tho wind, joined to the
shouts, oaths and curses of men, added incon
ceivable terror to the scene.
At length tho welcome morning came, when
Kilpatrick disposed of his prisoners (somo
1,300) as he beet oonld, and burned such wagons
(liJG) which he could not get off. H. P. Boon,
Captain, Co. B, 1st W. Cav.
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COL. WASHINGTON'S DEATH
Tbo Story ss Told by TIT. L. Blrney.
Editor National Tkibune: Maj. Woilor,
Co. E, 17th Ind., who recently wrote of tho
death of Col. John A. Washington near Elk
water, W. Va., errs so radically, notwithstand
ing he says his report was made under oath,
that I send you tho true accouut. The Major
is correct up to the point where Cap t. St owe
was ordered forward with Co. E, 17th Ind., to
xeconnoiter; but here ho 6eems to havo bo
come demoralized, and as his story seems to
indicate that he wishes tho exact account, I
will give it.
When Capt. Stowo had reached a point whore
prudence mado it necessary, ho detailed Corp'l
William L. Biruey with two men to act as ad-vauca-guard,
and ordered him to proceed aloug
the base of the mountain to tho right of the
road to guard against a surprise. Wm. John
son aud Wm. Sumaney were tho two men de
tailed. Serg't Woiler hero made a request that
he bo permitted to be one of tho squad. Capt.
Stowo thou ordorod Sumaney to remain with
the company aud Weiler to tako his place, and
ordered also that Birney retain command of
tho advauco-guard, because ho had had con
We moved forward at onco rapidly, yet cau
tiously, until we reached a poiut where tho
road, after crossing the stream, made a sharp
bead to tho right toward the foot of tho mount
ain and came very close to the lino of our ad
vance. Here, while wc halted to osamino
what we took for a brush tent on the opposite
mountain, we hoard what was supposed to bo a
squad of cavalry coming down the road toward
where we wero standing. Corp'l Biruey or
dered his men to take position behind a bank
of earth formed by a tree having been torn out
by the roots, and whore we were completely
protected from observation and within 30 to 40
feet of tho road. In a few moments three
horsemen appeared in view over a rise in the
road not more than 100 yards distant, advanc
ing so leisurely that at? first we were puzzled
as to whether they were friends or foes. By
the timo they got nearly abreast of our position
wo had discovered by their uniform that they
wero enemies. They wero now so close wo
dared not move for fear of being discovered.
They wero evidently all officers, aud the Cor
poral was anxious to get all three, aud quietly
whispered to Serg't Woiler, who was on his
loft, to take the left-hand man, who was largo
aud well-proportioned and wore a gray uniform
with a red sash. Wm. Johnson, who was on
the Corporal's right, was ordered to fire on the
right-hand man, who also wore a gray uniform,
tho Corporal saying ho would direct his firo on
the man iu tho middle, who wore a blue uni
form, with a whito cloth sewed across" tho top
of his blue cap. When directly opposite our
position they turned square to the right, leav
ing the road, with the evident intention of
riding out in the valley to tako a look at our
works. This brought them squarely in our
front with their backs to us and about 30 to 40
yards distant. The Corporal gave the word,
and the fire was delivered. The man to the
right was untouched, tho one in the center fell
from his horse, the oue to the left appeared to
be slightly wounded in the left side or shoul
der. The Corporal instantly ordered "the guns
reloaded. By the timo this was completed tho
man who had fallen from his horse was mak
ing some efforts as though he was trying to get
his revolver. Serg't Weiler jerked his gun to
bis face and fired, piercing the man's body
with anothor ball. Corp'l Birney thon aud
there reproved Serg't Weiler for firing on a
man too soriously wounded to rise to a sitting
posture, and directed him to reload and return
to the company and report what had occurred.
Now, Major, your points of error are as fol
lows: Serg't Weiler was not given two men,
neither did ho give a single order, caution or
direction. Corp'l Birney was in charge from
beginning to end. There was no point desig
na'ed to meet tho company. If we got into
trouble we were to fight and fall back to tho
company. Serg't Weiler and his men did not
meet three men on horseback. While Corp'l
Birney and his men lay in ambush for three men
who rode aloug the road, with tho result detailed
above. The accuracy of the aim may bo judged
from the fact that but one man out of throe
was unhorsed at the short range of 40 yards.
JohnBon declared he misunderstood my order
and fired on the middle man. W. L. Biekjcy,
Co. E, 17th Ind., Chief of Wildor's Scouts, Oak
The Nineteenth Corps at Codar Creek.
Editor National Tribune: I wish to ask
those who cannot admit that any fighting was
done by aay troops other than tho Sixth Corps
at Cedar Creek, Oct. 19, 1864, if thoy ever hoard
of the Second Brigade, First Division, Nine
teenth Corps, at that place, composed of 8th
Yt., 12th Conn., 160th N. Y. and 47th Pa. the
Eoserve Brigade of tho Nineteenth Corp3, com
manded at tho timo by Col. Stephen Thomas,
afterward Brigadier-General, U. S. Vols.; that
brigade which, at the first sound of tho enemy's
guns, fell in aud marched out perpendicular
with tho piko, then forming parallel with the
pike stood like a stone wall agginst the whole
force; then, on tho left flank, making stand
after stand against what every man in the
ranks knew to be hundreds to one, in order
that time might be given for the Sixth Corp3
to form and get into position ; a brigade of
only about 1,800 strong (I know, for I mado
out their reports monthly and tri-monthly)
fighting against hope, expecting to die or go to
Richmond, losing over half their men killed,
wounded and missing, and then only falling
back as ordered, and not losing their formation,
so that what was left were in at tho finish?
Did not those who aro now throwing mud at
the Eighth and Nineteenth Corps ever hear of
this little brigade? There weie some others in
tbe two divisions of tho Nineteenth Corps also
who would nevor have fallen back if they had
not been flanked both rear and on the left. I
well remember a cavalry soldier informing me,
while striking for the piko and rear (wtst) of
Middlctown, not to go there, for they had four
lines more than a mile in length on our flank.
Now, I question if a single brigade in any
corps under as adverse circumstances over
fought bettor than tho old Second Brigade,
First Division, Nineteenth Corps did that day.
And there was one good story afterward going
tho rounds of the camp in regard to some of it.
I do not vouch for the truth of it. The story
goes that Liout. James Withcrill, on the staff
at brigade headquarters, rode up to Gen. Mc
Millau, who was in command of the division in
tho morning, telling him that Col. Gobin fought
his regiment like the that day; and that
the General remarked :
"Well, who wouldn't fight with such a name
as ho has got John Peter Shindall Gobin ?"
Now, 1 would only ask those who say so much
against tho Nineteenth Corps to get copies of
General Orders issued by Gen. Sheridan after
Sept. 19 and Oct. 19, 1864, and read what ho
said regarding all the troops engaged. Thero
could be no better troops than the Sixth Corpa,
yet others might be as good. Gen. Emory was
not a man who would run himself, and his men
knew ho was worthy to command; and the rec
ord he made with his division in Louisiana
and Virginia is good enough at least. Had tho
cavalry not been thero also, who thinks tho
Sixth or any other corps could havo alono
checked tbe enemy that forenoon ?
Now, boys, these quarrels over " who did tho
fighting" are all of little account when we stop
and consider that wo all did all we could under
tho circumstances, and before wo cry down
others let us find out all the reasons and give
each tho credit due. Le Boy Suelley, 8th
A Forager Comes to Grief.
Editor National Tribune: In reading
army reminiscences in tho "Fighting Them
Over" column, I am reminded of a littlo cir
cumstance that occurred in the Winter of '01
while iu the rear of Gen, Hood. Soon after
the battle of Nashville the 140th Ind. was as
signed to tho Third Brigade, Third Division,
Twenty-third Corps. It was whilo on tho
march from Murfreosboro to Columbia through
the mud and slush rliat the circumstance oc
curred. Comrade Isaac Maddy had obtained a
sick permit to march out of ranks, and wns
leisurely, with a few others, proceeding on his
course when he concluded to try his hand at a
littlo game of foraging. Ho and three others
entered a house, and while the others wero
hunting in the rear of the house Maddy dis
covered an old-fashioned pot hanging on the
fire, and proceeded at once to examine it, On
investigation he found it contained a fine tur
key and two chickens for Christinas dinner, al
ready cooked. Ho hold on to tho trophies, hut
Adj't Johnson relieved him of his pap. T. C.
Vaughan aud myself helped to share that tur
key. 1 would like to hear from Adj't Thomas
E. Johnson, or any of the old comrades who
may remember Maddy's triumphal march back
to tbe ranks with that big turkeyi with Adj't
Johnson closely at his rear inquiring for Capt.
Shane. L. H. Ceaig, Co. H, 140th Ind., Now
U. S. ENGINEER BATTALION.
Their Serrlwa at Frcilc rtcKslmrp, Tn.3 15G2, '8.
Editor National 'Tnrnx?NE: In your valu
able paper, aud one which will bo a mino of in
formation to tho fu(ure historian, thero has
lately appeared articles by J. H. Birdsley and
T. L. Willey concerning " Who Laid the Pon
toons at Fredericksburg? " and in regard to
this, as is often tho ca3e in genoral statements,
both aro wrong and both right. Tho U. S. En
gineer battalion was part of the Engineer Bri
gade, Army of the Potomac at least from No
vember, 1S62, to date of Gen. Meade's taking
command in June, J8C3. This brigade was
composed of the U. S.1 Eugiuccr battalion, 15th
and 50th N. Y. Engineers, and at the timo
mentioned was cotmuuudeu by Brig.-Gon. H.
W. Bouham, Corps of Engineers, U. S. A. On
one occasion he reviewed tho brigado and is
sued a complimentary order concerning its
services. Except during tho timo mentioned,
the U. S. Engineer battalion was under tho di
rect orders of tho commanding General of the
Army of the Potomac from the date of tho or
ganization of that historical army until its dia
baudment. Its services boforo Fredericksburg were aa
Nov. 24, 1862, bridge-building parties wero
detailed, but did not go out. Dec. 10, 1862,
moved out with pontoons at dark and com
pleted bridgo across the Kappahannock River
at abont 10 a. in., after having been onco driven
away from their work by an attack of the ene
my, and before and during this attack had an
abutment party on tho opposite bank, ono of
whom was captured. Tho loth N. Y. Engi
neers built a bridgo a few yards distant at the
same time. Tho location of theso bridges was
about two miles below tho city, near the Ber
nard place. I will here state a fact of general
interest. Tho boat3 during the night were al
most noiselessly put in the water by tho Engi
neers, but just at tho break of day they wero
discovered at their work by tho picket, who
then took a brand from tho fire near him and
waved it over his head a certain fixed number
of times apparently, when a colored light was
immediately shown hack of the city and a sig
nal gun fired. Theso bridges remained at this
poiut of crossing until they wero taken up af
ter daylight Dec. 16. At this timo tbe 50th
N. Y. Engineers built tho bridgo opposite the
city, and another was built several miles down
tho river, possibly by a detachment of tho 15th
N. Y. Engineers. Jan. 20, 1863, was in tho ad
vance to tho right, but were unahlo to reach
the river on accouut of the storm, and as a last
resort took tho boats from tho foundered
wagons and were dragging them along over the
mud until ordered in person by Gen. Burnsido
to stop. (Tho volunteer Engineers wero out
also most probably, but at this writing 1 can
not state where.) April 28 again built a bridgo
at same point. May 3 they made this bridgo
into rafts and moved them to Fredericksburg by
water, and built a bridge just down from tho
railroad bridge at tho town. Tho rafts were
fired upon by a Whitworth gun of the enemy.
The successful assault on Marye's llights by
tho Sixth Corps took place just as the bridge
was completed. As tho Sixth Corps held tho
town, there was, of course, no opposition to
building this bridge, and tho artillery lost tho
range and stopped firing upon them. This
bridge was taken up by them when the Sixth
Corps retired May 4 by way of a bridgo built
by the volunteer Engineers at Banks's Ford.
June 5 built a bridge hy daylight at same
place as Dec. 11, and under a severo fire, Capt.
Charles E. Cross, their commander, being in
stantly killed by a sharpshooter. This bridgo
was taken un by them June 12. Tho author
of ' Washington Gossip," in your issue of Juno
23, describes this occasion, and has since kindly
informed me that they were supported by the
Artillery Brigade of the TJiird Division, Sixth
Corps, and the Infantry Brigade of Brooks's
Division, Sixth Corp?. During tho Winter
they attended to the Wilding of fortifications
at Acquia Creek and stockades along the rail
road, made topographical .surveys, aud kept a
record of the condition of the river, etc. I
will close, however, by stating that in thy lat
ter part of August, 1802, they destroyed bridges,
etc., from Fredericksburg to Acquia Creek.
Thus they wore seen, at least by tho enemy,
while on "ornamental duty " in that section of
J remember with pride that I served in this
organization three years, from November, 1861,
to 1865. It was never in other than fatigue
uiiiform.and it is tho universal testimony that
we went where we were told, and did our duty
cheerfully and zealously. No soldier can do
more. Permit me to state a few facts, which I
trust will be of general interest.
Co. A was organized in 1316 and did duty in
the Mexican war. The late Gen. McClellan
was at that time a Lieutenant iu this company.
At Contreras, Cherubusco, Molino del Key,
Chapultepucand City of Mexico they wore part
of the storming parly. This company, Capt. J.
C. Dnane (late Chief Corps of Engiueors, U. S.
A.,) in command, Jan. 21, 1SG1, arrived at
Washington, D. C, aud this little company of
" sappers and miners " was a lcyal and true re
inforcement. On March 4 it was tho personal
escort of Abraham Lincoln at his inauguration.
From April 10 to Sept. 17 it whs on continuous
duty, putting Fort Pickens, Fla., in a condition
for deiense. A detachment was also at Wash
ington, and was the first to cross into Virginia,
aud took an active pare in the construction of
In October tho company had returned to
Washington. Three new companies were or
ganized and recruited, ono, however, by trans
fers, and theso 300 aud over recruits enlisted
just as much from patriotic motives as any ono
at that timo, and the character and discspline
of the old company was equal to the task of
making "ilegulara" out of them in a compara
tively short time;' and I couaidcr this a valua
ablu precedent, for the too-common oxprossion,
"I didn't como out to drill, I come out to fight,"
had no room on their parade-ground. On the
organization of the Army of tho Potomac the
15th and 50th N. Y. were detailed to engineer
duty, for which they wero particularly well
fitted, and at first thoy were drilled and in
structed by the "old hands" of the U. S.
Engineer battalion, aud I have heard a number
Of them speak of our S.rgeunt-Major, (Gerber)
with respect aud esteom.
I will not go ou with their history, a3 it ia
only my purpose to show that they did some
service at an important time iu tho history of
this country and in a loyal, hearty way, and
being a permanent organization, in any future
emergency thoy will be the first to bo called to
tho front, and it is not right to belittle what
thoy have accomplished iu tho past or sneer at
what they may be capable of doing iu tho
future. It appears to me to be tho patriotic
way to have a kindly feeling toward our little
biiud of "Regulars," and if there should be n
rivalry it should ho only a generous ono and
helpful to all. As to "Regulars" being good
citizens, go and hunt up how many sol
diers and Bailors of tho Regular Army aud
Navy deserted their flag in 1860, '61 aud wont
to tho enemy. .Gilbert Thompson, Wash
ington, D. C.
SlielbyvIUo to Hunthville.
Editor National Tribune: In looking
over what the old veterans have to say about
their campaigns, I saw Lieut. Coulter's accouut
of tho march from Shelbyvillo to Huntsville,
and it sent mo whirling back 25 years. I re
member Light, Coulter well. 1 have one of his
photos, with many others of tho 37th Ind., that
I value very highly.1 There were many inci
dents connected with that campaign that are
still fresh in my mind. 1 had just returned to
my regiment from tho hospital u few days be
fore they started for lluiitsvillo. I had beeu
sick a long time, and-was not strong then, but
I felt well aud thought I could march as far as
auy of the boys.
The first day I nfarchefl about five miles,
aud I was tho worst played-out soldier boy
that ever left Indiauft, wull. I rode in tho am
bulance for tho rest df that) day. Tho day bo
foro wo wont into Hnntsvillo I thought lcould
march again ; and do you remember, Lieuten
ant, tho little mud- creek-wo crossed in the
morning? As I was'crossitig I fell off tho rails
that wo had to cross on into the mud and water.
As I fell I threw my gnu over my head and it
stuck in tho mud, muzzle down. It was a comi
cal looking sight when I citmo crawling out of
there, but it was a serious affair with mo. I
cried liko a child, and I didn't care what bo
canio of the old flag just then.
When tho 37th marched to their first vic
tory I rodo on old Co. C's wagon. I think the
distillery we captured boforo wo got to Hunts
villo helped out Turchin's Brigade. That morn
ing I felt my love for tho old .flag returning
stronger than over. I know I was all right
after that, and never missed a day's duty with
my company till wo disbanded.
I am proud of the record of tbo 37th Ind.,
for wo never let our flag touch tho ground. N.
K. Force, Corporal, Co. C, 37th Ind., Hinckley,
j If all socalled remedies havo failed, Dr.
Sago's Catarrh Remedy cures.
From Alert Comrades All Along the
Information Asked and GItcu.
Thomas J, Roberts, Sergeant, Co.
EastToun., Kismet, Tonn., says the
his regiment, in order to join tho Union army,
had to leavo home between two days and fight
their way to Kentucky, leaving their families
and friends to tho mercy of tha rebels, aud
mighty little of this quality these fiends
possessed, for thoy would porsecuto the women
aud children of those loyal East Ten nesaeeans
in a most barbarous niannor. While his com
pany wero going to Kontucky they had a
fight with some rebels, whom they defeated,
capturing two of tho enemy, whom thoy took
with thero. They had to hide during the day
and travel by night, for their forco was too
small to cops with tho rebels stationed in tho
Cumberland Mountains. He would bo glad to
furnish any comrade with information regard
ing tho cheap homes and healthy climate with
which East Tennesseo abounds, for ho thinks
old soldiera should hunt healthy localities, so
that they will not havo to pay out the littlo
pension thsy receive to tho doctors.
Andrew Fife, 3d Ind. Cav., Rosewood, Ind.,
would like to obtain tho address of Liaut.
Wm. Vanoy, Co. M, 3d Ind. Cav. When last
heard from ho was living in Kansas.
F. C. Luce, 402 Acushnet Avenuo, New Bed
ford, Mass., desires tho address of Comrade S.
M. Layman, Co. I, 9th N. J., who recently
wrote an article on tho battlo of Roanoke
Island, which was published in The National
L. B. Drako, Co. E, 19th Ohio, 893 John
Btreet, Columbus, O., wants all tho old com
rades of his comnanv aud regiment to know
that his latch-string is outside the door all the
timo for the old boys, especially to Co. E. His
brother, G. S. Drake, of the samo company, will
also be ploased to see his old comrades, and
should any comrade desire information before
tho Encampmeut ho will be pleased to give it
G. P. Cook, Fort Edwards, N. Y., says ho
would liko to innuiro if tho fiend incarnate.
Robert Lowden, alias Charles Dales, who caused
the explosion of the Sultana, i3 living, and
W. L. Blackwopd, Eureka, Utah, would liko
to hear from any member of the Pioneer Bri
gado and the 1st U. S. Volunteer Engineers.
He says ho writes his communication with his
left hand, the only one remaining.
W. H. Reagan, Co. G, 9th Tcnn. Cav., Byrds
town, Tenn., would liko to hoar from some of
tho boys of tho 8th, 9th and 13th Tonn. Cav.
and the 10th Mich. Cav., the brigade that
killed the rebel guerrilla John Morgan.
Mrs. Sarah Kegrise, Mineral Ridge, O., had a
brother (William Adams), who enlisted in tbe
Trurable Guards, independent volunteers, in
Warren, O. Ho was then sent to Gallipolis,
and when last heard from was in Columbus in
tho hospital, sick. If anyone who knew him
or what became of him will please inform her
they will receive her thanks.
F. F. Connor, Dubuque, Iowa, will bo grato
ful for the address of any member of Co. M,
6th N. Y. H. A, who know his father, John
Connor, now deceased, who enlisted from Bom
bay, N. Y., in September, 1864.
GIto Them Their Due.
John McGrail, No. 19 Lippitt street, Provi
dence, E. L, thinks tho G.A.R. makes a great
mistake by keeping out of politics, as they
should interview every man who runs for
Congress and find outhowhe stands, no matter
which party he may belong to, and if he is iu
favor of legislation in the interests of the sol
diers should bo supported. By so doing soldiers
could control enough votes in Congress to pass
pension legislation, equalization of bounties,
and tho act to pay tho difference to tho vet
erans between gold and currency when the
latter WR3 depreciated. Let the G.A.R. try
this, and there will no longer bo a howl about
George W.Wilson, Co. K, 110th N. T., and Co.
D, 1st La. Cav., Lake Odessa, Mich., says if the
present Congress docs not do something before
many days for the soldier, some of its mem
bers need not apply for another term, and
another voto by President Cleveland will cut
him short about 800,000 votes in November.
John Mo3es, Adjutant, Post 610, Hawley
town, N. Y., says he proposed at tho last meet
ing of tho Post to havo a copy of The Nation
al tribune sent to each member tor three
months, to be paid for out of the Post funds,
knowing that when they had read the paper
that length of time no comrade would do with
out it. Ho advises Posts throughout tho coun
try to adopt this plan, aud thus enablo all
comrades to obtain tho most valuable paper
ever published in the interest of the soldier.
A. S. Palmer, First Lieutenant, Co. B, 1st W.
Vn. Car., Rono, Ind., don't see how any veteran
soldier can do without The National Trib
une, which is certainly the soldier's friend.
He hopes we will continue to toll tbo rebel
Brigadiers in Congress and everywhere else of
their disloyal acts. They had tho sand to
fight, and what a pity for some of those poor
fellows that thoy were not fighting for tho
Government instead of against it, so that tbey
could have been pensioned. Ho feels sorry for
the crippled rebels, and is glad to learn that
some of tho States are making provision for
those men, which ho thiuks is perfectly proper
N. G. Eadus, Co. F, 18th U. S. Inf., Racine,
Wis., says, in reply to Comrade William Triui
mer'a question in last week's paper of who is
the oldeet subscriber to The National Trib
une, I will say my subscription began with
No.l, Vol. 1, aud has been uninterrupted since;
have nevor missed a number, and nevor intend
to if I can beg, borrow or even steal a dollar.
M. G. Barkholder, Ligonier, Pa., says The
National Tribune is unquestionably the best
friend of tho Union soldier in America, and
asks us to continue tho good work of pouring
hot shot into tho ranks of the enemies until
our foes are all vanquished and tho Union sol
diers aro in possession of their God-given
A. E. Potter, Sergeant, Co. K, 18fch Conn.,
Killingly, Conn., says: "I read with increas
ing interest The National Tribune, and did
not know how necessary it was for the soldier
mind until it did not come. Herewith pleaso
find subscription for renewal, and many sincere
thanks for your persistent work for the old
J. XI. Palmer, Co. D, 60th N. Y., Pottsdara,
N. Y., writes to correct tho answer in tho Cor
respondents Column which was given Comrado
Malaga July 12, as to which corps it was that
the Eleventh Corps broke through at Chaucel
lorsville. Ho says there was no Eighth Corps
in tho Army of the Potomac at that timo, tho
army comprising tho First, Second, Third, Fifth,
Eleventh aud Twelfth Corps. As to who com
manded the squadron of cavalry that mado tho
chargo, he also thinks wc aro mistaken, he be
lieving that it was Maj. Keenan, and not Maj.
Peter Gray, Co.F, 36th Wis., Burnside, Dak.,
says " Tho Boy Spy's " description of a battlo
reminds him of a man iu his company named
Charlio Frank, who was wounded June 1, '64,
wheu four companies of the 36th Wis. wore
ordered to chargo tho oucmy to develop
them, who wero about to turn the right of
our army. Poor Frauk was shot in the bowels
so bad that the iutestide3 protruded. Anothor
member of the company, Jay Holloway, had a
log shot off, and both ho and Frank wero capt
ured. Holloway was put in a wagou, while
Frank walked behind with a silk handkerchief
tied around his person to keep his bowels from
falling. Ho was suffering torturo. Pretty
soon Frank was missing, and it was supposed
that somo friendly rebel hit him over the head
with tho butt of his musket to put him out of
his misery. Such is war!
E. A. Barstow, Ithaca, Mich., says thero is a
veteran named William Barton, 90 years of
ago, living in Ithaca, who was iu tho battlo of
Waterloo, and is perhaps tho last man living who
helped defeat Napoleon. Tho battlo occurred 78
years ago Juno 18 last. Barton belonged to the
33d Inf. (tho Duke of Wellington's regiment),
and was ono of the six men of his company
who came out of tho action without a scratch.
This old veteran hud two sous who were in tho
late war, tho youngest of whom was starved to
death at Salisbury while a prisoner of war, the
other surviving. Tho old gentleman still re
tains his faculties; has never used spectacles,
although a great reader, and his mind is unim
paired. His wife, who is soveral years younger
than he, is also living. He is certainly a re
markable old man.
G, W. Droddy, Co. B, 9 th W. Va., Clendon
nin, W. Va., relates how Gen. R. B. Hayes,
afterwards Prcsidentof tho United States, came
to tho relief of a woman who was a laundress
in his regiment, but who had been loft behind
at New Creek Station, W, Vs., on account of
severe illness. Gen. Hayos had her eared for,
and finally sent to her home at his own ex
pense Since then he will always take oft his
hat at tho mention of Hayes's name, for he
know him to be a kind-hearted man.
J. F. Joslin, Co. a, 31st Ind., Hoyt, Kan.,
would like to know if the survivor of his regi
ment aro all in the Soldiers' Homes or in poor
houses of the country, for be never hears from
any of them. Perhaps they may all be dead,
for some one would surely write regarding the
gallantry of tbe regiment, unless something ;
r .t.:. -i. i. i.- TT. 1 .4'TV'
ui iinu kiiiu wh m nuuer. xie nopea iue
National Tribune " Pension Bill will become a
law, as it is the best and most deserving meas
ure yet introduced to Congress. He has often
heard it said that soldiers have cheek and gall,
and could and would force anything tor their
benefit; but as he soldiered four and a half
years, he thought he could chin anything up
to 16 hands high, but must say that his cheek
will become soft and crawl up in his hat so far
as tbe bridge of his nose will permit, when
he goes to a bank or to some merchant to bars
his $1 per month pension check cashed. Ha
would also like to know if Col. Mataon was as
slow in performing his military duties as ho is
now in performing his legislative work. He
beiug the head of the Pension Committee,
soldiers naturally look to him, for something
which they do not get.
J. C. Smith, Co. D, 1st Iowa Car., Bully, Ore.,
wasiu tha service four years and five months.
Ho is a constant reader of Thx National
Tribunk, but fails to see any eommanicXtlons
from the members of his old company or regi
ment, and wonders what is the cause of this.
What has become of all the brave men of this
regiment, which never faltered when ordered for
duty ? lie hopes they have not all been finally
mustered out, and that some of them will say
something regarding tho services of the regi
ment before long.
J. 3. Patton, Hutchinson, Kan., says he would
like to see a communication from some com
rade who served on a burial detail, giving tbe
manner of procedure, the position of, the
bodies, the clothing used on the dead bodies,
with impressions, experiences and incidents.
He has talked with many comrades regarding
these things, but has never eeen one who was
ou such a detail.
Orron M. Smith, Co. K, 121st Pa., Frankford,
Pa., says " The Boy Spy " was away off when
ho said he would give a Confederate estimate
of tha charges of the Pennsylvania Reserves at
Fredericksburg and Chaueellorsville. The Re
serves were not in the Chaueellorsville fight,
but wero lying at Alexandria, Va. Ho knows
this, as his regiment was brigaded with tha
The Cfesrge of Fremont's Bodi-flearil.
Editok National Tribune: I have been
reading tho account of the charge made by
Gen. J. C. Fremont's Body-Guard Oct 25,
1861, aud see also from Greeley's History that
Maj. White's command was in this charge
two full companies, armed with Colt's repeat
ing rides, while only part of the Guard, es
pecially Co. C, were armed with revolvers and
sabers. To the best of my recollection there
wero about 200 of the Guard and 35 men, com
manded by Lieut. Norton, a part of the com
mand that had mado their escape from Col.
Mulligan's command at Lexington, Mo. Maj.
White's command met us ou the night of the
24th of October, 1861, and went with us to
Springfield, Mo., or at least near there, and
when we made the charge Maj. White's two
companies thought it was safer and took them
selves to the rear, and left the Guard and Lieut.
Norton's 35 men to do the best we could. In
justice to Maj. White, he was siek and was not
iu command of the companies referred to. I
think the two companies were C aud L, 1st
Mo. Cav., Capts. Fairbanks and Cahoe. I have
on several occasions asked Capt. J. L. Foley,
who commanded Co. C (my company), to write
a true history of this charge, but he has failed
to do so. It is nothing but justice to the Guard
to be sot right in history, as Maj. White's com
mand took no part in tho charge, only to run
and leave it. I have uo doubt but tha privates
of these two companies were as brave as the
Guard. Co. D of the Guard was not present,
but wero in St. Bonis ; also, part of Co. C, not
having arms, did not charge. This is why all
of the Guard were not present. Some were left
at headquarters and several were guarding
prisoners that we took some few miles out from
Springfield. If Maj. Zagonyi is alive to-day
he would verify these statements. There aro
yet a goodly number of the old Gurwd left that
will verify the above. I do not write these
statements to get into a newspaper controver
sy, but to give the facts that have not yet been
stated iu so far as I havo seen. I hope to yet
meet some of the old boys at Columbus at the
National Encampment, and there hold a Re
union of the survivors. Co. C was known as
tbo Kontucky company, as we were made up
in Covington, but there were a large number
In justice to Lieut. Norton and his command,
will say that they were as brave as the bravest,
and fought with desperation. Lieut. Norton was
mortally wounded aud died in a few days on a
cot next to writer, who was badly wounded
and lay ou the battlefield all night. I only
know tbe postoffice address of but few of the
old Guard: C. W. Moore, Rome, O.; T.C. Her
ron, Cincinnati, O.; Capt. J. L. Foley, Walnut
Hills, O.; Jerry Reed, James Thompson, Wil
liam Murphy, Covington, Ky.; August Wazel
burg, Chicago, 111.; Frank Skiff, Chicago, III.;
William Farnan, Lexington, Ky. C Allsn
Purdy, Co. C, Fremont's Body-Guard, Fal
Aaatur Yoasgr Soldier.
Editor National Tribune: While dis
cussing the youngest soldier, the claims to that
distinction of Fred. Whitlock should not be
forgotten. I do not know his exact age when
mustered into the service (Aug. 22, 1861), but
he was a mere child, being one of a carload of
orphans sent from New York to Ohio to secure
homes. He enlisted in Co. I, 30th Ohio, as
drummer boy, and served faithfully until tho
close of tha war. After peace was declared he
returned to New York, since which time I have
not heard from him. If he is still living, would
like to see him at a regimental Beunion at Co
lumbus during the session of the National En
campment. J. H. Campbell, Des Moines,
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disease. A harmless blood ourtilsr Is
necessary to reator healthy teM.
The best purifier and tonie know is
Swift's Specific (& & 3.). Of Its won
derful purifying and tonie powara m
give a few testimonials:
Mr. Wm. A. S.ebold, wlta Ckecos ?
Rowell ft Co., 10 Sprttca Street, iScyr
York, writes: I feel it mj dnty, tor
tho benefit of others who may as af
flicted as I was, to write you thus tettar,
which yon can u ia any way yarn
choose. I suffered great pain frost
boils, all over my seek; I eosM act
turn my hea4 without acuta pats. Aitar
trying all the usual remedies, aad Jta
ing no relief, I used one bottle S. & 9L.
aad very soon I whs entirely reBeved ai
ay Job's Comforters. Jfow aot a
sign of my affliction can be sees.
Mr. iL a Hamiia, Wins tea, 3. CX,
-writes: UI use it every spring. It al
ways builds me up, giving me appetite
and digestion, and enabling me to stand
the hot summer days. On uafaajc tt I
soon become strong of body and easy el
Mr. fA S. Mitchell, West Wl 9K
Ferry, Sow York, write: ! weJgbed
116 pounds when I began taktayyeau
medicine, and now 152 pounds. I weald
aot be without & S.8. lor several 8saes
Its weight in gold.'
Treatise on Blood aad BWa IMeeeea
Drawer 8, Altsaits, 6a.
ooiDE of men.
SpedaSr wcornmsIM by to Acadteay at
Medicate ot Pari fee tha cm at
SCROFULA, XIHG-S-EYIL, COMSTmfTlMAL
WEAKHESS, POORNESS OF THE BUM,
CONSUMPTION (IN ITS EARLY STAGES),
and far regHlarisa; tke yerledie can.
yooe frennine nnlfrw ienl "Buxcaxd. -M n
Soiwpara, PrirH." SOLD JBT AH. DaCGGlOTSf.
B, Pesera&; Cm.y X.Y.A gent for - TJ. 3.
"3y atbmmiitb kaowtortf of the oatarat tecrswa
govern t&e operations of riirattoa aad aotrittoa. aatl a
a earefcl application of tbeaaeptwpertitaof wU saYtctwt
Cocoa, Mr. Epps has provided oar breakfast tablaa rta a
delicately flavored bererag? which may sv aa away
neavy doctors' bill. It a by the Jadictoae ate 9tmSk
articles of diet that a cnnstitiitiaa auur be rjdauy taatlt
np until stronjr enough to reat every tendency aalMas.
Handred3 of subtle maladies are Ooatinr arotuai asnad?
to attack wherever there is a weak point. We may wrriii
many a fatal shaft by keeping ou reives veUSMttSea
with pare blood and a properly aonrisa! fntaw." Cbti
Made simp? v with boilfe wr ormirx. geidentrta.
half-poind til by Grocers, labeled tho:
james epps aoo.,d'-0TEc-3g,T
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