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IHialGflrTctons Hm to Say About
Their OW Campaigns.
Ills Part in the GcttrsWur? ChwjhsIsh.
Edito Natiokax. Tbibcnk: Does it over
occur to you amid aU the straggle among the
officers and tlieir friends for the honor and
the glory attendant on the repulse of the Con
federate Army at Gettysburg, that not one
word is erer heard of gallant Joe Hooker.
" Fighting Joe Hooker. to whom as mueh or
more is due for the strategy of the campaign
thau to any otiier officer engaged ? Howard
had his thanks from the Kation. Hancock
cm not be forgotten while the name of Gettys
burg is mentioned. Sickles, aud Doubleday,
aud Warren, aud score more, will always bo
remembered with that peculiar feeling an old
soldier has for a leader, and after the old sol
diers are gone, with lie same reverence that
posterity always has to give to those who have
distinguished themselves in the Natiou'6 mili
tary service. Bat what of Hooker?
If my memory serves me rightly Hooker was
relieved by orders from Washington, received
on the night of the 39th of June. Meade
therefore had command of the army bet one
dav before he was called to put his command
in array before Lee. Ls it to be supposed, even
-did we not know the facts, that Meade could
have in the one day so altered the disposition
of that vast body of men as to radically change
the course of Lee? If be did not, who should
he credited with producing the result ? Let us
From the time Lee started north through
the Valley of Virginia our cavalry were kept
on his flank, covering pass after pass of the
mountains, closely followed by the various
corps, the First being generally nearest the
mountain, then the Eleventh, and so ou, as the
roads permitted them to advauce northwardly
in a more or less parallel direction. So closely
had the mountain passes been guarded, and so
closely had Hooker kept up to Lee that the lat
ter, although he had one or more divisions
right at the door of Harrisbttrg, his objective,
did not know of Hooker's proximity to his line
of communication with the South, which he
dare not leave unguarded, until the 26th day
of June. He immediately changed his whole
plan, (I might say, from the light of subsequent
events, that be "got rattled") ordered a con
centration of his troops at Gettysburg, and
there, on the morning of the 1st of July, was
met by the advance of Meade. What followed
is a matter of history, and need not be recount
ed by me.
Had the order relieving Hooker been delayed
45 hours it might not have been issued at all.
Tiiere is good reason tosupjjose the movements
of the troops would not have been materially
different, and had the outcome of the engage
ment not been different, the gallant Hooker
would probably have been continued at the
head of the Army of the Potomac to the close
of the war.
I would like seme one who can do the sub
ject justice take it in hand, lest it be forgotten
what is justly due to this hero, who did not
ptop to sulk, but offered his services where the
Government might choose to send him.
I am not seeking honor for the First Corps
thev poured it all over us at Gettysburg ou
July 1, 1SS3. and July 1, 1333 but I do think
Efarcelya tithe of the credit due old Joe
Hooker has been awarded that hero, either for
the gallant manner in which he rose to the
occasion or the patriotic one in which he
accepted the lower service after being relieved
from the command of the Army of the Poto
mac S. D. Webster, St. Louis, Me.
Lookia? tor GaerrHla.
Editor Xatioxai, Tkibuxx: Some of my
comrades of the 46th Ind. who were on detail
in the gun squad have asked me to write up
our experience while serving as artillery,
la April, 1862, our regiment ICth Ind. and
the 43d Ind. were attached to the naval fleet of
Commodore Porter, for the reduction of Fort
Pihow. Our Colonel thought it would be a
good thing to have some artillery with his com
mand, and therefore borrowed three 12-pound
iMhlgren guns from the fleet, detailing seven
iacu from the regiment for each guu. 2Cow, I
am only going to apeak of what experience the
Mjuad to which I belonged had. An officer
from the fleet came ashore twice a day to drill
Ufc. The drill of field and naval artillery is
quite different. The officer was verypanicu
iur to teach as to estimate distance, the proper
elevation, and time of the fuse of the shells.
We tried to perfect ourselves in those details.
We did not have much use for our guns un
til after the battle of St. Charles, Ark., June
17, ltit2, when the gun to which I was at
tached was put on a small side-wheel steamer
to patrol White Uiver from St. Charles to Clar
endon, Ark., the highest point to which our
fleet had ventured at that time. Our trans
ports were loaded with supplies for Gen. Cur
tis's army, which was coming down through
MibSouri and Arkansas to form a junction with
tbe fleet. We made daily trips between those
poiuts, expecting to meet his scouts or ad
vai.ee. We had on each trip one or two com
pares of infantry with us to help fight the
guerrillas that swarmed on both sides of the
river. Our boat was made bullet-proof by cot
ton bales. The orders were for us to shell any
point that we thought concealed guerrillas.
On our trip up the river, just below Aber
deen. Ark., Comrade Pennell, who was on the
lookout for bushwhackers, noticed at a bend,
where a sand-bar extended out into the river,
a dog at the edge, seemingly drinking. Upon
close observation Penaell noticed going from
the thicket a man, who doubtless called tbe
do-, who went back wagging his tail, and both
were lost to sight. Comrade Pennell called my
attention to what he had seen, and we sighted
the gun, which happened to be loaded with
CaiJister, and let her go. Next day we capt
ured a man who said our shot Iud killed nine
jiitu and the dog, beside wounding several,
thereby frustrating their game, which was to
Ifick off some of or men. Tbe comrades call
ed it a pi shot.
At Cr-jckett's Bluff the bushwhackers had
the advantage of as, the bluff being as high as
the bUicuikUcks of the steamer. They could
coint to the lop of the bluff, fire down on us
:.iid btef. back oat of sight, the bluff being per-jR-udicti
ir. On another trip up the river we
stopped at Aberdeen, a small town, to take on
board a woman and children, the husband be
ing in the Union army. She pointed out to
the Major of the 24th Ind., in charge of the
infantry, an old rebel whom she said had been
one of her worst persecutors, and the house that
lie hved in. Upon taking .them on board we
proceeded on up to Clarendon. That even
ing on our return to St Charles tbe com
rades made it up (not letting any one but the
b'HuA. know what we proposed doing; that we
throw a shell through the upper story of the
old rebs hotue. When within a half mile of
Uti. town we put a shell in our gun, which was
?'U!i t e proper elevation, tbe gun being on
ti.t boa t deck. We fired, making tbe shiugles
fl frou. i i-c old gentleman's house. The Major
cauie ruoiniig out from the eabiu, wanting to
ktow aU wo bad seen. We told him that
time Was a --tidi in the gun that we wanted out.
c coLitinued patrolling the river for some
v, c-eks, whoa we received word from scouts that
Gen. Curtis was making his way to Helens,
Ark , on tbe Mississippi fiiver, where we fol
lowed him by water. There in August, 1862,
Wl turned our guns over to tbe navy.
The comrades of the gun squad had had a
good time for four months ; no picket or guard
dntj to do. We joined our respective compa
nies to do duty ag.au as infan try.- Fxko FlTCH,
Co. I, 46th Ind., Logansport, Ind.
A CUtw from CoNasetlcat.
Emto Katiostax Tribukk: In Tax Njl-
EIO?.A2?tt2M5 of jB,y T. L.Wi!!ey,of
Co. G, 50th A. Y. Engineers, claims they laid
the pontoon bridges before Fredericksburg.
2vow, I claim they did not lay both of them,
hat attempted to, and did not finish the work
and a call was made upon the 8th Conn., which
lay in the rear of the Lacy House, for volun
teers to go and help finish the bridge north of
the 1 House, and a party under command
of Lieut. F. M. Ford, now Chiof of Police of
Jlcndew, Conn., went down Aud helped finish
the bridge. As one of that party I think
we should have our share of the honor
Fked H. Pjlbkes, Co. K, 8th Conn., Meriden!
Conn. '
You're too Yellow, l'orlmps?
Olien look out for your liver, forlt is approach! nc
eenoue xMgtion. Banish the wtffron hue from
your skin aud eyeballs, tbe fur from your tongue
the uoaosy fcewlws from your right sido with'
timtptensaatand psinlowj laxative aud anti-bilious
medietas. Hortetter'a 6touiaoh Bitters, which If,
moreover, you nre threatened -with kidnoy trouble
or fever and ague, will prevent them.
The Capture of Fort Fisltor. S. C.
Editor National Tribune: The following
little episode from the war I thiuk may inter
est some of tho readers of your valuable papor.
As one of the storming party from tho Ucet
and of the crew from U. S. gunboat Chippewa,
who lauded on that sandy beach off Fort Fisher
Jan. 15, '65, to take part in the storming of the
fort with the troops under Terry's command, I
relate my little story of tho events which oc
curred its I saw them.
To spin a yarn is the pastimo among sailors,
but our soldier-comrades of the G.A.E. will
"spread as much canvas as any Jack tar when
under full sail." Many a pleasant hour have I
spent with ever-growing interest in listening
to some humorous incident of camp lifo or
tragic scene from the battlefield. More than
once has it recalled to me an event from my
"soldier day" as touching a scene as I can re
call. If you will listen to my talc, I will make
it as brief as I can.
It was at break of day. The soldiers lay in
peaceful slumber after their victorious charge
and capture of Fort Fisher. A merry crew of
"blue-jackets," belonging to tho storming party
from Admiral Porter's fleet, came "cruising"
through the camp, and when about to enter a
bomb-proof an esplosiou occurred. Of that
light-hearted crew but ono escaped, being the
only one to reach the bomb-proof, through
which he was sent flying, and buried under a
mass of sand and mutilated bodies. To extri
cate himself look but a short lime, and after
making sure no damage was done to "hull"
or "spar," stood forth to take an observation.
No sign of camp was tc ho seen ; over thoso
sleeping veterans old mother earth had spread
her mantle. Over the mounds men wcro mak
ing for safer ground, expecting every moment
the whole fort to be blown up. A calm seemed
to have settled over all, hut from under that
cover of earth came smothered sounds. Yould
it be possible to save any of these men? was
the thought of this young sailor, and with a
spring he was down by the camp, ou his knees,
and witii his hands commenced digging. Soon
a blue-coat was exhumed, then another. While
so at work men were coming back into tho
fort, and with their help the work went on.
Among the few thus saved was one, a large,
fine-looking soldier, with saudy complexion,
not over 30 years of age, if memory can be re
lied upon. This soldier, after being restored
to iiis full senses, gave veut in heart-broken
words to his lamentation aud sorrow over a
comrade who had gone to tho war with him.
" For three years we have faced the battles,
and now, when we were in hopes soon to re
turn to our homes, to lose him now; 0, my
God!" These were the words that reached
the ears of those at work, in hopes to find this
lost comrade. By encouraging words the sor
row-stricken soldier was bid to be of good
cheer, and when at last tho body, and then tho
face, all black from strangulation, were ex
posed to view, who can express that eager look
of doubt and fear, those trembling lips, when
in the man just brought to light this lercaved
soldier recognized his lost comrade. By great
effort, after beating, rubbing, and by free use
of wator, respiration set in; this man so near
unto death was restored to his comrade, and as
we will hope to his beloved ones at home. To
describe that moment when these two were
closed in manly embrace, with tears trickling
down their weather-beaten cheeks and kisses
freely given, is more than pen can do justice
to, and I leave it for you to picture, as none
better than a comrade can understand.
1 doff my colors. I salute you, comrades.
Victor Landergekn, U. S. N., Omaha, Neb.
The First Day at Gettysburg.
Editok Xationax Teibune: The "Boy
Sp v " does great injustice in his article refer
ring to the first day ot tho action at Gettys
burg, and 1 desire space in your paper to say
how bravely the First and Eleventh Corps be
haved in the face of overwhelming odds.
To all those who have read of the heroic
struggle of the Union forces against such over
whelming odds on the first day, the query
would arise, If our- men were such skulkers
and cowards, who in the world did the fight
ing? He says it was late in the afternoon .when
we had our parade through town ; thftt Gen.
Howard had not at that timo any other ex
pectation than to retreat farther back; that
Haneock said to Howard, " Got them behind
that stone fence; they can never get us out of
that." I say a line of men were behind that
stone fence hours before Hancock arrived upon
the field. The " Boy Spy" also says the Cav
alry Corns of the Army of tho Potomac gained
for that army most of the glory it achieved.
I cannot find time to quote the ' Boy Spy's "
numerous misstatements, but will give him a
few facts taken from my diary, and not from
July, 1)363. Leavo EmmUlfebum at 7 a.m., and
go to Gettysburg, where the fight is going on. Ar
rive at Gettysburg at I p. in., and take position in,
line of battle on Cemetery Hill.
Fifteen minutes later we are behind the
stone fence the " Boy Spy " has so much to say
about, hours before Hancock arrived upon
tbe field. The "Boy Spy" has made the same
mistake almost all writers have made. He
places tbe First Corps and the entire Eleventh
Corps iu the morning fight, when the facts are
that the Second Division did not arrive on tho
field until 1 p. m., at which timo the First
Corps and the Firstand Third Divisions of the
Eleventh Corps were being driven back. These
formed on the Second Division of tho Eleventh
Corps, which was already in Hue; aud the
rebels, not knowing how large a force was pres
ent, retreated. It was this timely arrival of
the Second Division of the Eleventh Corps that
gave us tbe position at Gettysburg, and not
Hancock, who testified before the Congressional
Committee on the Conduct of the War, in
March, 1864, that he arrived on the field not
later than 3:30 p. ra., and tho fight was then
over. I have noticed in all the " Boy Spy's "
articles he has a favorite to thrust forward,
and have wondered why our arms were not
more successful under them, assisted as they
si wave were with the" Boy Spy's " advico,which
it appears was given upon all occasions. I most
emphatically dislike Gen. Howard on account
of tbe course he pursued at Chancellorsville in
making scapegoats of the men to cover up his
own mistakes, but give the credit for the posi
tion at Gettysburg to him for the simple reason
that Hancock did not arrive upon the field for
some hours after this position was taken, which
was held all through the battle. Ciiaeles
Stacey, Co. D, 55th Ohio, aud Co. F, 5th U. S.,
Xorwaik, O.
Tho Charge of Hawkins's Zouaves.
Editok National Teiijuxe: In seeking
light on the many questions thatarise. weeon-
erally leave the matter to the " Soldiers' Bible,"
the reliable National Tkibuxk, and by so do
ing we get at the true merits of the case.
1 have been greatly amused by tho contro
versy Scrg't Whitney's article has brought out
in relation to that famous charge at Boanoko.
The 5th R. I. (to which I belonged), like many
other regiments, did not got into the engage
ment, but were near by and doing our duty ac
cording to orders. I have u distinct recollec
tion that the credit of taking the battery was
given to the troops ou cither flank who had
progressed so far as to overlap the " mud-hole "
aud make it untenable. Meantime tho 9th
N. Y.,jut landed, were pushed to the front,
and after emptying tho contents of thoir old
Harper's-Ferry muskets into the backs of the
9th N. J., who, by the way, wore gray over
coats; then, under tho iuspiring example of
the lamented De Moutieul and the intrepid Maj.
Kimball, the rush was made, but far too late to
be entitled to all that Col. Hawkins claims. I
believe, however, that the Uth N. Y. would
have charged just as resolutely in the face of
5,000 of the enemy, and tho only point I wish
to make is this: they claim too much ; they
are not willing to give credit to others richly
entitled to it; there is too much selfishness in
the articles. As justifying the claim of tho
Hawkins Zouaves, I will quote from tho " Lifo
of Burnside," by Ben : Perloy Poor, page 133 :
"At this juncture Maj. Kimball, of the Now
York Sth Iiegtinwit (Hawkins Zouaves), vol
unteered to load the charge with his men,
and to carry the hitronchraont at tho point of
the bayonet. ' You are the man,' exclaimed
Gen. Foster, ' the 9jh is tho rogiment, and this
is tbe moment. Zouaves, storm tho battery S
Forward ! '
"The regiment started at double-quick time,
shouting 'Zou, Zou, Zou,' and being joined by
their Colonel leaped into the ditch, mounted
the parapet, and drove tho enemy away from
their guns with the bayonet. Almost simul
taneously the 21st Muss, and 51st N. Y. scaled
the parapet ou tho opposite side aud tho two
victorious columns met at tho flagstaff."
This is getting a little too dramatic, com
rades, aud with your permission I will ring tho
curtain down. Dotkk Johnson, je., 5thE.L,
Valloy Falls, E. I.
To act on tho liver, and cleauso tho bowels,
no other medicine equals Ayer'sathartic Pills,
Shiloh Again.
Editok National Tribune: Givo mo space
to say to J. W. Bryan, who goes for me at such
a rate in tho issue of Aug. 2, that the infer
ences ho draws are not warranted by the cora
muuication ho criticizes. Tho statement that
" G rant's army camped on tho night of the Gth of
April near where it had camped on tho night of
tho 5th," is ono which he assumes without
warrant and disputes with great gusto. If tho
language of my squib conveyed to anyone tho
impression that Buell's men did not commence
crossing the river immediately on their ar
rival, let mo remove that impression at once.
Thoy camo across immediately, as fast as they
camo to tho opposite bank. Ho says as his bri
gado marched up ho hoard-such expressions as,
" For God's sake, men, don't go up thoro; yon
will bo killed ! " aud " Oh ! I am tho only man
left in my regiment," etc. And further on ho
says : " Who over heard of an Assistant Sur
geon fighting?"
Let me say that boforo I was appointed As
sistant Surgeon I had carried a musket long
enough to know that the remarks he heard under
tho bank never camo from tho fighting eud of
an army, and my old comrades of tho 18th 111.
who are living around mo and who wero on
tho front line, tell a very different talo from
the ono rehearsed by J. W. Bryan. Regarding
the means I had for " knowing so much " whilo
still attending to my business in tho hospital,
from about 2 o'clock on Sunday until about 3 on
Monday afternoon I was iu a contral hospital,
where wounded wore brought iu from every part
of tho line, and not ono of them said," Oh ! I am
tho only man left iu my regiment," or any
thing like that. They said, " Thoy can't drivo
us any farther." " We'ro holding them level
now." " We'll whip 'em yet," and 6omc, as thoy
floated out into the great unknown, " God help
tho dear old flag." "lam willing to die for my
country." Ah, comrades, these men showed
the mettle of soldiers. On Monday men began
to come iu wounded from Buell's command,
but I saw nouo on Sunday. But now do nob
from this infer that I say that none wero
wounded Sunday. I only say I did not seo
any that were wounded Sunday. At tho risk
of repetition let mo sum up what I have to say
about this battle of Shiloh.
Not far from 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon
Grant's army reached a position from which
they were not driven. Beauregard's army had
made most herculean efforts since early dawn,
and for purposes of vigorous attack was prac
tically exhausted. Tho gunboats wero vigor
ously shelling their right, and Wallace, hasten
ing up from Crump's Landing with about 7,000
men, to press their left. Thoy would have to
"git from thar" in the morning sure, oven if
none of Buell's force had been there to help.
Finally, the rear of an army during a battle is
tho poorest place possible from which to judge
its fighting qualities; and, further (and I in
sist on this point), all tho sick in hospital pres
ent with that army who could walk went to
the lauding, and formed a largo proportion of
the crowd that excited Bryan's apprehensions
for the safety of Grant's army. And now, Com
rade Bryan, whilo we wero very glad to see you
that Sunday evening, and nobody disputes that
you did all that was required of you, and all
that anybody could have done, I will just bet
you an even hundred dollars that if you hadn't
got there wo would have licked thoso rebels on
Monday. O. B. Oeiisby, Murphysboro, 111.
Providential Spring.
Editor National Tribune: For tho in
formation of thoso who seem to doubt the ex
istence of "Providential Spring" at Andorson
ville, I will say that just 24 years ago, Aug. 9,
1851, about 2 o'clock p. m., a shower of rain
came up. It did not rain more thau half an
hour, but I never remember seeing as much
water fall in the same length of timo iu my
life; in a few moments tho little, quiot stream
which flowed through the stockade became a
wild aud roaring torrent, aud where it left tho
prison, on the east side, tho stockade gave way.
As soon as tho rebs found there was a break in
the stockade thoy fired off tho "alarm cannon"
and beat the long-roll, and the whole rebel
force turned ont under arms to keep the Yanks
from imitating the stockade and also making
a break.
After the water subsided and ceased to run
down tho hillside to the branch, it was discov
ered that about half-way from tho branch to
the north gate, on the hillside between tho
dead-line aud stockade, where hitherto had
been dry, sandy soil, a small rivulet was still
running. In a short time, by some sudden
freak of humanity hitherto entirely unknown
to him, Old Wirz had troughs fixed so wc could
uso the water, and after that tho prison was
supplied with an abundance of good cool and
pure water from this little spring.
Whether this was a direct act of Providence
or not I am uuablo to say, but I do know that
many of those poor, dying patriots received it
as a Godsend, and tho praying ones offered up
thauks to the Giver of all good, .and oven tho
wicked, thoughtless boys felt that God had not
forsaken them if their country had.
I remained at Aiidersouville until March 2G,
1SG5, but after the spring broke out I never
hoard the agonizing cry for water from tho
poor victims of "man's inhumanity to man."
I conversed with a gentleman less thau two
mouths ago who had just returned from a trip
through tho South, and ho spent ono day at
Audersonville. He told me that the spring
was still running, aud that there was a largo
stump by it. This seems strango to me, for I
cannot remember any stump there. Ho says
it is too largo to have grown since wo left there.
He also said that the old settlers living near
there say that years ago thero was a spring at
this spot, but that it became covered up and
forgotten until that hot, sultry August after
noon, when it came to tho relief of those suffer
ing prisoners. Steve E. Payne, Larned, Kan.
Tho 61th III.
Editor National Tribune: As The Na
tional Tribune is the only medium through
which the old vets can communicate with ono
auothcr, I wonder that some of the 81th 111. do
not fall into line and make a little racket, not
tho kind that they made at Stono Itiver or
Chickainauga, but just tho kind wo made
around the campfire. Boys, aro you ashamed
of the record you made? I think not. To lot
the people know there was such an organiza
tion as the 8-ith 111., I send you Geu. Kimball's
farewell order :
H'dqiw FiasT Division, Fourth Corps,
Camp JJarkkk, Ten;,'., Juno 'J, 1865. J
Col. L. H. "Waters, commanding 8-ith III.
Colonkl: You, with the oilicera und men of the
8-lth 111., after three years of gallant devotion to
the cause of our common country in tills war
ngftinul rebellion, are now about to return to your
homea with honor unsullied And with reputations
bright witii glory. Your deeds will live forever in
nearly every battle of the Southwest. You have
been engaged at Perry ville, Stone Itiver, Cliicka
mauga, lookout Mountain, Missionary Ithlge,
Itesacn, Itocky Face Itidgo, Dallas, New Hope
Church, Keuesnw, Joncsboro, Lovcjoy, Atlanta,
FrftnkSin and Nashville, and you have bom tho
Hate of the Union and tho banner of your noble
State: to victory over the foe who would have de
stroyed tbe Government made by our fathers. God
has given you tho victory; romomber Him, and
now that the war is over, the rebellion nt nn end,
remember those you have conquered. Use victory
as becomcth true men and truo. soldiers. Ruturn to
your homes with enmity toward none and charity
to nil.
I know you will be tho best of citizens becauso
you have been the best of soldiers. While we live,
enjoying tho honor and privileges your valor has
won, sacred let us over chcrUh us tho idols of our
hearts tho memory of our comrades who have
given up their lives for the salvation of our coun
try; who fell by your sides battling for tho rhjht.
Iiumembcr tho widows and orphans of our dead
comrades; be true to them, us our comrades were
truo to us and to our country.
My oomradss, accept my gratitude for your devo
tion to me personally. You lmvo been truo and
noble soldiors. Slay God cvcrbless you nnd crown
your lives with happiness, and each of you with
honor, peace and plenty. Be, us you ever have
been, true to God, to country, friends nnd your
selves. Couiradog, again, God bless you. Good-by.
Nathan Kimbalt.,
Brevet Major-Goncral Commanding.
A. C. Beck, Co. G, 84th 111., Douglas, 111.
A Recommendation.
.V. T. 511)1.1
T)umloy That lawyer brother of yours,
Brown, I s'pose, would defend about as mean
aud disreputable acase as any lawyer in town?
Brown Woll, I dunuo what Jim might do.
You go and "state your case to him, Dumley,
and say I sent you.
A Large Estate.
A broad land is this in which we live, dotted
so thickly with thrifty cities, towns and vil
lages! Amid them all, with over-increasing
popularity and helpfulness, is Dr. Pierce's Gold
en Medical Discovery, giving hope and cheer
whero thero is disease and despair. Wherever
there is humanity thoro is suffering; wherever
there is suffering there is tho best field for this
greatest American Eemedy. Consumption
(which is lung-scrofula), yields to it, if employ
ed in tho early stages of tho dlseaso; Chronic
Nasal Catarrh, yields to it; Kidnoy aud Liver
diseases, yield to it! If you want tho bo3t
known romedy for all diseases of tho blood, ask
for Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery, aud
take uo other,
Going for a Henroost.
Editor National Tuibune: Iu lastweok's
paper I noticed a shor story by one of tho boys
about doing guard duty and having a pleasant
time with "Samantha," which brings to mind
a-very similar occurrence at Gritlith's Mills,
some 30 miles north of Mississippi Sound, in
Alabama, miuus tho young ladies aud plus a
largo numbor of chickens.
I am going to givo the names, and if any
comrade objects, lot him speak up. T. P.
Slurry, now of Sioux City, Geno Chamberlain,
Ales. McCarty, M. B. Cr.iry, with four others,
whoso names I have forgotten, haviug only
heard tho story from ono of tho participants
soon after it occurred, loft camp at tho mill and
started south on tho road leading dowu ono of
tho arms of tho Sound, three miles out, aud tho
promises of a red-hot reb woro reached, having
only the road and a slight fringe of timbor on
tho lagoon between tho honso and wator. Mc
Carty took charge and stationed ono guard
near the water, as he had good reason tobeliovo
a regular crossing was mado hero by tho prcs
enco of some boats. Forming the rest of tho
boj'S ho marched thom to tho stoop of tho honso,
and, knocking at tho door, waited only for a
moraeut when the old gentleman put in an ap
pearanco. "I have been sent with a guard to protect
your promises," said Mao.
" I am right glaH you'ns have corned, for tho
Yanks aro mighty thick and have been helping
themselves now a right smart."
" Well, they wou't do so again whilo wo aro
hore," said ono of tho boys. w
Thereupon Mac posted T. P. Murry on tho
veranda to watch, ono of tho others at tho littlo
gate, and mado tho other four stack arras and
lay down out-of-doors whilo ho went in to talk
to tho old people. Being now rather late the
lads did not wait long, but put in an appearanco
at the henroost and quietly invited 23 chickens
to como in aud seo tho Stars aud Stripes. After
an hour or more of pleasant talk Mac got up
and said he would go aud relievo tho guard aud
thou go to bed. Coming outside, at tiio signal
ho found all waiting iu tho road, and taking up
tho line of march woro soon in camp. T. P.
Murry, if this catches your oye, givo us some
of the larks with which yon are acquainted.
W. S. Pieuce, Co. B, 20th Wis.
The Killing of Col. Washington.
Editor National Tribune : In your issuo
of Aug. 1G appears tho truo account of tho kill
iug of Col. Washington, tho perusal of which
lias reminded mo that thero aro other things
than capturing flags aud plauting colors on
forts to brag about. I have been a constant
reader of your papor for quite a number of
years (your subscription list will tell you how
many), and I don't remember anything I over
read in tho "Fighting Them Over" columns
that savored so strongly of extreme caution as
William L. Birncy's account of ambushing and
shooting Col. W. in tho back. I hope ho (Bir
ney) feels bettor, now ho has corrected Maj.
Wollcr, and given a true statement of the kill
ing of Col. Washington. Perhaps if thoro had
been but ono instead of three, even numbers,
with tho Corporal's party, thoy might have
tried to capturo him instead of shooting him
in the back at 40 paces all in cold blood. I
am glad the Corporal reproved tho Sergeant
for shootiug him after ho was wounded. B. E.
Ellis, Co. G, 1st Wis. Cav., Sun Prairie, Wis.
i m
First Division, Fifteenth Corps.
Editor National Tribune: In your issuo
of May 10, 1833, J. B. Tisdale, of tho 29th Mo.,
states in his article ou Ezra Chapel that tho old
First Division, Fifteenth Corps, sustained its
reputation as stayers. Correct you are, old
boy. If I remember correctly, tho rebels pre
vious to tho charge swept tho ground beyond
tho Chapel with a' perfect hurricauo of shell
and spherical case-shot. If I am not mistaken,
Licut.-Col. Gago, of tho 29th Mo., was in com
mand of tho two regiments, 29th aud 17th Mo.,
consolidated temporarily. P remember well
when tho advanced rebel picket-lino was driven
iu in front of Kencsaw, Col. Gage had com
mand of a charging squad, and in the moleo
had one of his shoulder-straps shot away and
his shoulder scratched by tho same rebel bullet.
1 remember his remark that it was au effort of
Jeff Davis & Co. to, reduce him to the ranks. I
wish that J. E. Tisdalo would write up tho
final scrimmage of our division at Jouesboro,
Ga. E. Kincaid, Helena, Mont.
Editor NationalT'eibunb : Please tell tho
"Boy Spy" that the troops (Union) lying in a
small triangular clearing iu the woods west of
tho Chancellor IIouso on tho night of May
2 and 3, 186J, in front of which Stonewall Jack
son was wounded, wore tho troops composing
tho Third Division (Whipple's) of the Third
Corps. I was wounded a few hours later only
a few rods from whore Stonewall foil, and was
taken prisoner and remained on tho field until
tho 14th, and the rebels poiuted out to me the
place where Jackson was wounded, and I have
always believed, as havo some others, that some
of the men ou the right of our division wounded
him. I forget what regiments formed tho right
of that division at that time. Our brigade, on
the left, was composed of the SGth aud 124th N.
Y. and 122d Pa. Jasies Love, Sergeant, Co.
E, 86th N. Y., 203 South Elm street, Eimira,
N. Y.
Editor National Tribune : In The Na
tional Tribune of Aug. 2 appears an article
by tho " Boy Spy " as to what troops wero in
tho woods west of the Chancellor House at tho
point where Stonewall Jackson wa3 killed. It
was the Excelsior Brigade, composed of tho
70th, 71st, 72d, 73d and 74th N. Y., Second
Brigade, Second Division, Third Corps. Our
corps went in thero on the afternoon of May 2,
1803, when Howard's men woro driven back.
My regiment, tho 72d N. Y., deployed to the
right of tho plank road, and tho 73d to tho
left of tho road facirig west. Directly west of
tho Chancellor Houso Jackson and his party
went straight into the picket of the 73d N. Y.
They are the men that fired on him, and I
shall always boliovc that thoy killed him. As
near as I can recollect this happened between 1
and 2 o'clock a. m. of May 3. Tho enemy attacked
at daylight on May 3, and I was taken prisoner
by the 4th Ga., and tho mombers of that regi
ment told mo that Jackson was wounded right
thoro in the woods that night. If thoro is any
credit attached to tho shooting of Jacksou it
belongs to tho members of tho 73d N. Y. E.
L. Saunders, Co. E, 72d N, Y., Newark, Neb.
A Poor Old Jrbilunan.
Editor National Tribune: In July, 1885,
soon after tho mooting of tho Grand Army at
Portland, tho writer of this spent a few days
in Bo3ton. A picture in my old school history
of tho United States, of the battle of Lexing
ton, always. so impres3od mo in my boyhood
days that I could not think of losing an oppor
tunity to look upon tho place there represented.
Yet so much must bo seen in grand old Bo3ton,
and tho timo at ray command so limited, that
ouc honr was all that I wasablo to give to Lex
ington. I found the historic ground, entered
the inclosure, read tho brief record upon tho
rock of tho threo churches that have stood
upou the hallowed spot, and passing along by tho
left stood by the monument bearing the names
of tho heroes who foil in tho littlo battlo;
thence around upon tho opposito side of tho
littlo "square" (which is like all New Eng
land and Boston squares, a triangle), camo to
tho hugo rock with its' inscription telling tho
visitor that hore tho bravo minute-men stood
aud received tho fire of tho British redcoats.
1 would have boon glad if somo genuine Yankeo
had been thero just then to toll mo something
about tho surroundings', but tho day was sultry,
aud no man in sight except an old Irishman,
lazily trimming the grass along the walk. The
thought camo to mo tbut he looked autiquatcd
onough to tell mo about' tho battle of Loxiug
ton from tho staudpoint of an eye-witness. I
therefore approached 'him loaded with ques
tions, fully expecting to hear him say ho was
" thero or thoreabouts." With my first ques
tion he looked up with kindling oyo :
" Fight, is it, sor," says ho; " bo jabors, aud
where is it?"
I told him " hero, right hero."
' " Oh, begorra, uow,J says ho, " an' what's
thisye's givin' me? Sure, I havo boon horo
38 years, au' divil a foight havo I seon in all
that timo; bad scran till tho likes of it," when
tho light faded from his oyo, and sadly
shaking his head ho turned and trimmed
another gras3. Ever since that day my
pretty picture of tho battlo of Lexington is
lost to mo, and in its stead comes up bo
fore mo tho imago of an unhappy Irishman
who has lived 33 years without a fight.
Como, old boys of '61, we can rush into The
National Tribune any week and stir up no
end of fight. Lot us join in ono grand " sympa
thetic weep" over tho sorrows of this poor old
Irishman. E. H. Gregg, Albia, Iowa.
. ...
Horsford's Acid riiosplmto
For tho Tired Hralu
from over-exertion, Try it.
. a
From Alert Comrades All Along the
G. M. Ellis, M. D., Henry Dillon Post, No.
150, Erametsburg, Iowa, i3 glad to know that
somo of tho 3d Wis. Cav. aro still in tho lnnd of
tho living, and that thoro is such a paper as
The National Tribune, where such infor
mation can bo obtained. Ho says J. Snjnin,
who received so much attention at the hands
of tho guerrilla Quantrell at tho massacre at
Baxtor Springs, Kan., belouged to Capt. Con
koy's company, (I, 3d Wis. Cav.,) instead of to
Co. F, as claimed by somo of tho writers ou
this subject. When last hoard from Splain was
still alive. Ho hopo3 somo of tho boys of tho
regiment will givo somo of thoir cxploit6 on
tho borders of Missouri and Kansas.
Information Asked and Given.
Mrs. Caroline Hay, Huntington, Ind., would
like to know if any reader of TrtE National
Tribune rcmembors Joromo Hay, of Co. I,
18th Iowa. Anyono who kuows anything of
his army lifo will confer a very groat favor
upou his relatives by writing to tho above ad
dress. Israel Siomillor, Co. D, 4th Iowa, Gothen
burg, Nob., 3ays that in responso to iuquirios
mado by comrades through The National
Tribune, in rogard to cheap homos, that ho
will state that out of 18 States-that ho has
lived in and passed through, Dawson County,
Nob., beats them all for tho man wanting to
settle on a farm. Como and sec.
Mrs. M. E. Durell Mooncy, Pacific street,
near Sackraan street, Brooklyn, N. Y., desiros
auy comrade who remembers tho lato Corp'l
Ben. Durell, of Co. G, 74th N. Y. (5th Excelsior),
to kiudly send thoir name and address to the
daughter of tho deceased Corporal, at tho above
Henry C. Eotan, Co. G, IGth Mich., Weston,
Mich., lost his right arm at Gaines's Mill, Va.,
Juno 27. 18G2, and was captured, aud two weeks
afterwards was taken to Eichmoud and confined
in tho old tobacco warehouse knowu as tho
Pemherton Block. A man by tho namo of
Smith, who belonged to a New Jersey regi
ment (his first namo and the number of his
regiment aro forgotten), who was a prisoner on
Bollc Isle, was detailed to take care of a mau
by tho namo of Allen Noyes and Eotan, before
thoy wore exchanged ; but just at this timo
Noyes died. Then tho order for exchange
came, and Smith personated Noyes and thus
escaped. Should tho said Smith read this arti
clo he will remember tho circumstances, and
will confer a favor by writing to tho above ad
dress. Charles Ehoads, Co. F, 131st Ohio, Anderson,
Ind., would liko to know what has become of
tho membors of his regiment, as ho never sees
anything about them in The National Trib
une. If they wero only 100-days men, they
did all that wa3 required of thom, besides
fighting bed-bugs in Fori Federal Hill, Md.
Michael Kahoa, Eussell, Iowa, says: "I saw
in an issue of The National Tribune an in
quiry foV the address of Michael Kahoa or his
hoir3. My name is Michael Kahoa, and I en
listed in the Sth Iowa in 1861. My address is
as above."
William Dreusike, Sergeant-Mnjor,9th Wis.,
Nashville, Tenn., says that Jacob Zahn, of Co.
G, 9th Wis., has been afflicted with rhouma
tism for several yeara, and has been supported
by a brother, who is a poor man and has a largo
family. Zahn mado application several years
ago for pension, but has been unable to find an
oliicer or two comrades of his company to tes
tify in his bohalf. If this notice should meet
the eyo of any of tho 9th Wis., especially of Co.
G men, they will confer a favor upon an af
flicted old soldier by corresponding with Jacob
Zahn, Baton Eouge, La., in care of G. A. Znhu.
S. C. Mile3, Co. E, 8th Wis., Stctsonvillo,
Wis., says that a Norwegian by tho namo of
Peter T. Lund left Chicago in an Illinois regi
inoufc in July or August, 1862, for tho front.
Ho was wounded and died from hi3 wounds at
Chattanooga, Tenn., in 1861. Ho would bo
obliged to any comrado who can givo tho num
ber of his regiment and company, or tho namo
or address of any of his officers.
W. E. Blackman, 6th Me., 87 Sixth St., East
Cambridge, Mas3., says that during tho latter
part of Juiy, 1861, whilo his regiment was
marching from Harper's Ferry to Jefferson,
Md., ho was sunstroko, and lost his discharge
which ho received upon re-enlisting, and also a
Corporal's warrant. Should any comrade know
of these papers ho will confer a great favor by
writing to him.
C. Myers, Windom, Kan., says ho has bocomo
dissatisfied with living in Kansas, owing to a
failure of crops last year, and inquires the ad
dross of the comrade who lives in Oregon who
wrote tho article ontitlod "Homes Near tho
Sea," in The National Tribune of July 5.
Tho articlo was written by C. V. Wilder, of
Oregon City, Ore.
Charles B. Grabe, Co. E, 5th Pa. Cav., 933
Main street, Kansas City, Mo., would like to
hear from any of tho members of Co. E, Sth Pa.
Cav., as ho has a great desire to know if any
of them arc alivo. Ho has read The Na
tional Tribune for more than a year, but so
far hasnot heard anything nor has he seen a
word in print of his regiment.
O. D. Keovcs, Secretary, 13th Ind. Cav., Eich
moud, Iud., wants tho address of Col. E. S.
Moore, 13th Iud. Cav. When last heard from
he was a minister of tho Gospel somewhere in
Illinois. It is desired by the old boys that
Col. Moore attend the Eeuuion of tho regiment
at Indianapolis, Ind., Sept. 18.
Angus McCormick, Co. E, 1st U. S. Marino
Art., N. Y., No. 48 Jena street, Now Orleans,
La., would bo glad to learu of tho whereabouts
of Archibald McCormick. If living, ho would
bo about 47 years of ago. Thinks ho enlisted
during tho war whilo on tho Pacific coast. Ho
is a uativo of Canada, and prior to tho war re
sided in Ohio.
H. A. Spencer, Aspen, Colo., wauts to know
if any of tho readers of The National Trib
une remember tho boy who led the whito cow,
which belonged to Gen. L. A. Grant, of the
Vermont Brigade, from Petersburg to Danville,
Va., and from thoro back to Washiugton, and
whore ho can bo found.
John Barker, Calais, Mo., wishes to got evi
dence of state of health of Serg't Geo. W. John
son, Co. L, 3d E. I. Art., who was a clerk in
tho postoifice, and' worked in tho printing
office of Mr. Leau at Hilton Head, S. O, in
1863, and several years later. His widow has
applied for pension. Will any oiio that knew
him please writo, and thu3 help a desorving
widow ?
S. F. Linsloy, North Haven, Conn., says that
ho saw in somo papor that au ollicor of tho
Government had either a ring or charm, which
he was wearing, that was mado from the skull
of a Union soldier, and would liko to know
whero the man is from aud what office ho
C. L. Corey, York Center, O., says that be
ing a subscriber aud constant reader of The
National Tribune emboldens him to ask if
the "Aunt Becky" alluded to iu our papor of
Aug.-9 is tho samo "Aunt Becky " who was at
tho hospital at City Point, Va., in tho Fall of
1864. If this bo tho woman, ho desire3 her
right name aud address.
B. E. Hartzell, Co. E, 12th W.Va., Camp Den
nison, Hamilton Co., O., says that iu J. L. An
derson's account of tho gallant three days'
fight made by Gen. Milroy at Winchester, Va.,
iu July, 1863, ho fails to give a correct list of
tho regiments engaged, aud thinks that when
a comrado writes regarding a battlo he should
either give all the troops engaged or else leavo
thom out ontirely. Ho failed to givo the 12th
W. Va and as this regiment wa3 thoro and
did gallant service, ho hopos Comrado Ander
son will revise his list at onco.
Our Constituents.
James G. Church, Co. B,7th Mass., Brockton,
Mass., thinks The National Tribune tho
best soldier papor in tho United States. Ho
has been confined to the houso for tho last year
owing to diseaso contracted in tho army, and
has passed many pleasant hours in reading tho
accounts of soldiers with whom ho has served.
Nearly all the groat Generals uuder whom ho
served in tho Army of tho Potomac havo join
the groat majority Grant, Meade, McClellan,
Hooker, Burusido aud Sedgwick ajl being
dead. Ho desiro3 to say to tho old 7th Mass.
that a rogimoutul history has boon compiled
aud published, and cau bo obtained by address
ing Dr. N. V. Hutchinson, North Abiugtou,
J. O. Fronch, Co. D, 5th Vt., Jofferaonville,
Vt., says ho has taken The National Trib
une about six years, and cannot do without it.
Ho likes tho stand we take for the veterans'
rights, and urges us to keep hitting tho oppo
nents of pension legislation under tho fifth rib
until thoy quit their tactics of opposing the
giving of their just dues to tho old soldiers.
Angus McCormick, Co. E, 1st U, S. Marino
Art., N. Y., 43 Jen street, Naw Orleans, La.,
wishoe The National Tribunk success in its
advocacy of tho rights of soldiers nod suitors
who defended tho country in its hour of peril.
Evary soldier ought to subscribe for it, as it is
tho most interesting psperiu Ameriot.
Random Shots
P. E. Dicks, Brightwftter, Ark., lives within
a fow miles of tho battlefield of Pea Ridge. He
says he cannot possibly get along witkottfe Thjb
National Trimune, which he thinks is the
host soldiers' paper ever published.
Walter J. Barrett, Co. B, 10th Mich. Car.,
Oakwood, Mich., says he was In the action at
Greenville, Tenn., where Gen. John Morgan
was killed, and saw his body lying beside the
road. Ho would like to hear from some of his
old regiment, and would be pleased if some one
would write an account of their numerous
William L. Anderson, Sergeant, Co. A, 9iss
Ind., St. James, Mo., says Comrade John S.
Martin is very much mistaken when he says
that the Twenty-third Corps was not on the
right of the Fifteenth Corps the day DeGress's
battery was captured. The 91st Ind. and 5(Hh
Ohio wero the flr3t troops to cross tbe Chatte
hoochieBiver, and the first in Decatur, Ala.,
from which they drove the rebels. The 10th
Ind. battery wa3 the first to throw a shell into
Atlanta. These troops belonged to the Second
Division, Twenty-third Corps, and the Fif
teenth Corps was on theirjeft at the time be
fore mentioned. Ho think! McPherson's Army
of tho Tennessee would have been roughly
handled had it not been for the Twenty-third
Corps. The bursting of the gun was done by
putting two shells at tho same time into the
piece, and it was not 200 yards from his regi
ment whero it happened. The Twenty-third
Corp3 built half of the breastworks for the right
of Sherman's army, and never got a chance to
fight behind them. They would build works
all night, and then move out and let other
troops occupy them.
G. J. McKnight, Cleveland, O., says be knows
a man he thiuk3 should be entitled to be called
tho youngest soldier, as he carried a musket
and served in tho ranks in the Mine Run cam
paign under Meade, and was at the battles of
tho Wilderness, Spottsylvania and Petersburg
when but a little over 14 years old, and should
have been spanked and sent home. Most of
these claims for the youngest soldier did not
have any such serviee as the above.
William Taylor, Devalls Bluff, Ark., thinks
every G.A.R. Post in the United States should
soud five representatives Washington to insist
upon Congress passing pension legislation. He
thinks they cannot deny that the Government is
indebted to tho old soldiers, and they should at
once pass an act to pay the difference between
greenbacks and gold ; pass the arrears bill and
the equalization of bounties bill. If these rep
resentatives should move upon Congress in close
column by divisions, he thinks something
would speedily be done.
Tilton Wilson, Co. H, 11th HI., Salem, HI.,
wants to know who in all of Sherman's army
did not recapture DeGress's battery. If there
is a man who has not written something in re
gard to this capture who was in this army at
that time he bad better do so at once. He
thinks, however, that it is about time to give
this battery a rest, as well as planting flags on
forts or on Missionary Ridge.
M.Holfcsclaw, Second Lieutenant, Co. A, 53d
Ind., Maplewood, Iud., would like to know
when, where and by whom were the first negro
troops recruited and armed during the late
war. Ho claims to have armed and placed a
nogro on duty in May, 1861, in Virginia, with
out'authorityfrom anybody, considering it to
be a military necessity at the time. He thinks
this was the first black man who did military
duty during the rebellion, but would be pleased
to hear if any person can show a previous date,
excepting, of course, John Brown at Harpers
Ferry. He thinks "The National Tribune"
Pension Bill just the thing for the old vets,
and hopes to soon hear of its becoming a law.
E. E. Phillips, Co. E, 43th Ohio, New Carlisle,
O., does not like to have his writings called
" Squibs," as was done by Comrade Bryan. He
wrote his article from memory, and gave what
he thought was a true account of the action at
Shiloh. He would like to know how large the
right wing of the 24th Ohio was,.and how big
an army was there when the left wing rallied
on the right wing, and how far they had to
march to got in supporting distance of the last
battery of Grant's guard that were so badly
demoralized. He would also be pleased to
know how far Comrade Bryan's regiaaent, bri
gade or division drove the whole'of Beaure
gard's army on the evening of April 6, just af
ter they crossed the Tennessee River before
James E. Alger, Swampscott, Mass., thinks it
would be well for Congress to pass pension leg
islation and then adjourn. He think3 a good
many of the men who have fought against pen
sioning the soldiers will be open for an engage
ment after the 4th of next March, and he ad
vises all old veterans to organize to defeat
these men in all parts of the country.
J. C. Hoover, Lincoln, III., says the best way
to get rid of Members of Congress who are op
posing pension legislation and who desiro re
election, would be to keep their names before
the people by printing them in large type and
hanging them in G.A.R. Post rooms. This
would not bo a political movement, forno mat
ter what a man's politics are, if he was an op
ponent of the veterans it is well for them to
know it, so that they can vote accordingly.
When asked by one of these men to support
them, refer to this handwriting on the wall. It
would soon bring many of them to time, and no
doubt they would be profuse in promises. But
don't bo deceived by these men the second
time, but put the stamp of your disapproval
upon them immediately. He thinks this
would efleot a enre.
Mahlon Huff, Co. I, 89th Ohio, Bully, Ore.,
was iu the service three years aud nine months,
and is a constant reader of The National
Tribune, but has failed to see a communica
tion from-any of his old comrades, and wonders
what has become of all the old boys, and hopes
they have not all been mustered out. He
wishes someone would write of the gallaut old
89th, for a better or braver regiment never car
ried the Stars aud Stripes or wore tho Yankee
EnIish as She Was Wrote by Forrest.
Editor National Tribune: The follow
ing is a verbatim copy of Gen. N. B. Forrest's
announcement of the fall of Fort Pillow :
"We busted the fort at ninar clock and scatered
tiro niggers. The men is stitl a oillenem in the
Gen. Forrest's indorsement on Col.
plication for leavo of absence:
This nplcKSwhun has been twist refused before.
I Goddammit No. N. B. Forrkst. Gen. Com.
Accounting for prisoners:
Thom as was cotch with spoons and brestpins
nnd sicb, was cilleti, and tbe rest of the lot was
puyrold nnd told to git.
Gen. Forrest's idea of successful war:
Git thar fust with most men and than git the
bulge. A good gineral witii the right &ort of men
otter win the lite every time on this condfehun.
Tho originals of the first two are still extant,
and are vouched by a former member of his
staff. N. D. Preston, 346 Stuyvesant avenue,
Brooklyn, N. Y.
Grand Music.
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Overheard at a Chicago afternoon Mnsicale.
Mrs. W. (ecstatically) Oh, how superbly and
grandly beautiful Mendelssohn's Wedding
March is. I could listen to it for honrs !
Mrs. S. And so could I. I never tira of it.
Do you go directly homo at the close?
Mrs. W. No, I am to stop at my lawyer's;
ho writes there are somo new developments in
my pending divorce suit.
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single symptom of the disease since. Dr. Kenned v Is free
to tell any one tar aud wide that I was cured of "Kidney
Disease by Dr. David Kennedy's Favorite Remedy. And
I recommend its mo to every one afflicted. GEO. UEd
SEXTUALEK, Chester, Pa.
Dr. D. Kennedy's Favorite Remedy
Prepared at Boadout, K. Y. Price 1 ; 6 for $,
Out of the Breastworks.
Tatk Spjlwcs, Tucf., July., i33e
The Swift Specific Co., Atlanta, Ga.:
Gentlemen Seven years ago I contracted
raexosjdBa bad case of blcod poison. X
tried a physician, the .best at enmmand, bat
seemed no benefit, ' My throat began to
get sore, and my body covered with ces
and nkers. Going from bad to worse. I
felt that my grave most be reached in de
sear furore, I gave up tbe doctors treat
ment, and with a despairing hop I com
menced taking yotar medicine. I began to
improve from the first bottle, and in a short
time the nkers healed, and my skmdeaml
off and was entirely weB.
One year ago a case of catarrh developed
in my system. The physktaa did Ins best,
but could not care me; bat two-bottles o
Swift's Specific gave me permanent relief.
J. H. RomiasQ3.
Kautxax, Tec, June 23, 1888.
The Swift Specific Co., Atlanta. Ga.:
Gentlemen X have been amictcd with 3
skin disease for about twelve years, and the
bestmedicat treatment failed to give me w-
Kef. I am now using SwnVs Specinc, and
have received the greatest benefit from its
yours trnjy, WM, jossa.
For sale by all druggists.
Tj Swnrr Specific Co.,
Drawer 3, Atlanta, Ga.
New York, 756, Broadway.
London, Eng., 35 Snow Ki&
Specially remrxrmeBJed by tbe Academy c
Methciae of F&ris lot the core ot
rh1 far rexHfauitMC tke peritwHe ewnrse.
None genuine nniam bmel "Biaxctan. 40 roe
Bonaparte, Pans." SOLD BT ALL DRCuOISTH.
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We have bought thr entire
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