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WM (kr Teteaiisllave to Say About
Tiimr Old Campaigns.
THE 1st KY. CA.V.
Xnpertstit Serriocs Eendorod fey the Kcglmont,
Editor Natioxal Tbisuxx: Tho 1st Ky.
Cav. was organized at damp Nolson, Ky., in
the Spring ud Summer of 1861, by Col. Frank
Wolford. Tbair Irst active service was against
the command of Humphrey Marshall in east
ern Kentucky, where they displayed groat
coolness d bravery, driving the rebels from
the State. They were then ordered to "Wild
Cat, Ky., to oppose the advance of Gen. Zoili
ooffer, who was coming into the State through
Cumberland Gap. At Wild Cat the rebels wero
defeated aad sent flying over the Cumberland
Honutaina, which put an end to the campaign
for a short time. In December, 1S81, Zolli
coffer made hi6&ipearanceat Mill Springs, Ky.,
where he fortified the southern bank of tho
Cumberland Hirer, having an army of from
5,090 to 8,000 men. The Union army gathered
at Logan's Crossroads, about five miles from
Zol! scoffer's camp, under Gens. Stcadtnan and
Fry. On the 19th of January, 1S62, the rebels
advanced and were met by the 1st Ky. Cav.
aboat midway between the two camps, and a
hot contest ensued between them and the rebel
infantry, the 1st Ky. Cav. being pushed back
to the main Uuiou line, where they again
formed and fought through the entire action.
Sight Ticks I will state that Gen. Zolii cof
fer was killed by a member of our regiment
C. C. Zachary, of Co. H. but the iouor was
given to Col. S. S. Fry.
The next engagement of importance was at
Murfreesboro. Teun., where our regiment came
in contact with Forrest's cavalry, and a hand-to-hand
conflict ensued, the rebels being driven
from the field; they, however, captured our
badiy-wounded Colonel, but the boys made a
dash and recaptured him, and returned to camp
well satisfied with their day's work.
The regiment remained near Mnrfreesboro
for a considerable time, and in the Winter re
turned to Kentucky and scooted through sev
eral Counties. In October, 1863, the regiment
was ordered to East Tennessee, and were a
part of BurnsiuVs command, doing every duty
assigned to them with their customary zeal ;
but after a time we returned to Kentucky, and
were constantly engaged in scooting and fight
ing throughout the State until October, when
Gen. John Morgan made his famous raid
through Kentucky and entered Ohio. The 1st
Ky. Cav., with the rest of the army, made free
Eoii tee hot for the raiders, for after much
lighting and hard marching the last of the
Johnnies were captured at Gallipolis, which
ended John for a time at least.
lu the Spring of 1884 our regiment went
again to East Tennessee, leaving Lexington,
Ky, April 1, 1864. We crossed Poplar Mount
sin and marched to Athens and went into
oasts at Aliatoona Station, on the Georgia Rail
road, June 1, where the regiment was con
stantly on picket or seoatiag duty for the Army
of the Cumberland., aad participated in all the
"battles in which that army engaged, from Dal
ian to Atlanta.
On the 25th of July the regiment formed a
part of the 10,000 men under Gen. Stoneman
"Who started from Marietta in a northeasterly
dinectioa. Of course tho soldiers were in ignor
&ae as to the destination or what the raid was
expected to accomplish for several days, but we
blew perfectly well that we had left the main
army sad were in the enemy's country, as we
pasted through a refugee camp near Mod ticello,
Qv, where there were several thousand people
encamped, of all sizes, ages aad sexes. At this
paint our regiment was fired upon by the Home
Guards, we being in the advance, and one man ;
was killed. But titer were soon dispersed and
we marched on, where we knew not. We finally
learned, however, that Macon was our objective
point, where we expected to release the Union
prisoners confined there, which raised the
spirits of our command. After several davs of
hard tiding we reached the suburbs of Macon.
I remember well riding up on the hill on the
north side of the town and looking at it, as it
lay immediately across the river from ue, but
did not stay there long, for the rebs were com
ing at us with devilment in their eyee. We
feU hack and slept on our arms that night. The
111 opened early next morning with a fierce
mnmmaAe, the steali-arms rattling an aeeotn
patumeat. We were surrounded, and when all
hope of escape was abandoned. Gen. Stoneman
took a sect near a small spring and refused to
gHw further orders. I shall never forget his
woebegone looks at this juncture. The enemy
charged and broke through our hnoe, capturing
two pieces of artillery, and troopers went fl ving
in every direction. At thfe crisis Col. Silas
Adams's voice was heard above the roar of bat
tle, commanding us tor follow him. Manv of
the men, I among the rest, followed the Colo
nel, and we went through every obstacle, and
the next morning were marching on the State
road. We here overtook the rear of a rebel
cavalry command, which had surprised Col.
Capertea's command and borriWv butchered
thorn. There was so time for hesitation. So
we p and at them, aad we passed on, leaving
away dead, both Union and rebel, lying along
the road.
We reached Marietta Aug. 1, where we turned
M our horses aad equipments and took cars for
Kentucky, reaching Lexington Sept L In a
few days we went to Camp Nelson, and this
Sllant regiment was discharged on the 1st of
noary, 1865.
I should be glad ff an abler pen than mine
would undertake the task of writing this regi
aient's history. Lot me hear from any of the
oM boys, by mail or through Tax Uatioxal
""fTi011 C Vxjhmj Co. F, 1st Ky.
Cav, Cain's Store, Ky.
TTko LaW Use rtBs!
Edito Jf atio x-l Teibckk: Having seen
several articles in Tub Nation ax. Tkibuke
about who built the pontoon bridge at Fred
orickoburg. I wiU tell what I know about them.
Dec 10, 1 882, we received orders to throw a bridge
across the river at what was afterward called
Jjsaklui's Crowing. We went down with our
boat-tram at dusk, and as there was no road to
the river at this point we slid our boats down
the steep bank and iaio the water, and at dav
lbt commenced operations, to the surprise "of
the rebel p.ckets, who ired a few shots and
withdrew. We were supported br a battery of
xxUlUej on the highte above as. This, I think,
was about three miles below the city. A de
tachment of tb 15th K. Y. Eng. built another
near as ; the 60th K. Y. Eng. built one in front
of the city. Onr bridge remained Hntil the
16th. when we took it up. April 28 we built
another bnd-e at the same place, aad on May 3
we took it m. sections and rowed it up the
rivet to the city and swung it across the river
below the old railroad bridge, aad when the
troops rammed we took it up. The rebs came
swarming mtt the city, and we could see thorn
watching us from behind the buildings on the
river bwkbat Uey were kept back by our
artillery posted on the highte back of ns.
T& fail we were rowiag up the river the rebs
, ?,? " o o d dropped sev
eral shells near as, but did no damage toeither
men or boat. Jan 5 we built another bridge
at franklin's Crossing, but the rebs in the
meantime had thrown up a line of works on
the bank opposite us, aad disputed our crossing
7Z Wp . whore the gallant Capt.
SS 5 tZZ"? tUioA wfailedirocting
-Va W "IP which fTied
across, to dislodge the enemy. This bridge was
thrown over the river in daylight, in the faeeof
toe enemy.
I served in the United States Engineers
from October, 1882, until February, lfa67 Tn
your issue of July 26 T. L. Willey seems to
want all the honor of bridge building. He
says he has a faint remembrance of seeing some
Regulars around beaduuarters, but, Jikjs some
other Regulars, were more ornamental than
nseful. lsow, comrade, that is not fair, to try to
beUUle such an old organisation as the United
BOtes Engineers. We did our duty wherever
r? & Ko mtter wIt mysoif or
Orade Wilteyinay say, the official records
trill teH who did the work. JSTo, comrade, we
do not want to claim all the honor, hut want to
sbre it with you. Ko one ever disputed that
the 16th and 50th N. Y. Eng. were as good
S3"We?iBthr,- I Ixad friends
in the 50th, and visited it often, and know
Eomething of tbom. Becanse we were Eeca
law we were no lees good soldiers, and enlisted
esmaoh from patriotic motives as anyone in
the volunteers. P. 1L EvANe. Co. B. U S
Eng., 1836 Vino street, Denver, Colo.
Ajer'B S&rBepariHa is tho quickest cure for all
blood diseases. Its cflects are always beneficial.
March from Fort Fislicr to TFllminston.
Editor National Tbibune : After tho capt
ure of Fort Fisher our division (colored troops),
commanded by Brig.-Gen. C. J. Paine (who has
since become famous as tho builder of the fasfc
Eailing yachts Mayflower and YaJur.teer)
was stretched from ocean, to iivor, behind
earthworks, facing toward Wilmington. Tho
Johnnies in our immediate front wero active
and vigilant. Fort Anderson, on the opposite
bank of Cape Fear Biver, became especially ob
noxious; in fact, wo lost all respect for them.
They seemed to owo us a grndge, and did their
best to make our lives miserable. One day,
while a lot of officers and men wero lying upon
the ground in tho roar of our guns, Fort An
derson opened up with their big gnns. One
shell struck the ground, immediately in front
of a row of men, burying itself and exploding
directly under tliem. Strange as it may seem,
none of tho men. were seriously injured, al
though lifted several feet into tho air. On tho
morning of the 19th of February, 1S65, some of
our pickets came in and reported to Gens.
Paine and Terry that tho enemy had left our
front during the night. In short order our
column was in pursuit. Tho occasion of this
hasty retreat of tho rebel forces was the capt
ure of Fort Anderson by Gen. Schofield's force
on the night of the 18fch, making tho rebel line
on our side of tho rivor untenable.
During the afternoon our advance came up
with their rear-guard; skirmishing was at
once in order, and was kept up until night.
In the morning we found tho Johnnies had
again left without saying good-by. Again wo
pushed on and came tip with them, when a
lively and vigorous skirmish ensued, artillery
being used on both sides. The 1st, 5th and 27th
Colored Troops wero tho sufferers, losing about
50 men. Our brigade commandor. Col. Wright,
and his Aid-de-Camp, Lieat. Simmons, were
both wounded, the latter losing a leg. The
rebels held tboir ground, but only to leave
during the night of the 21st.
On the morning of the 22d wo were again in
motion. One and a half miles south of Wil
mington a strong chain of forts covered tho
approaches to the city. When wo came in
sight of tho works our columns were halted,
stragglers gathered in, ranks dressed, colors
unfurled, and away wo went for tho works,
over whose sides we clambered, only to find
them deserted, save by some heavy guns,
which had been carefully spikod. At the out
skirts of the city oue solitary Union flag in tho
bands of an aged colored woman greeted our
eyes. With cheors we saluted her nnd the
flag, which she had preserved at the risk of her
life. The streets were thronged with colored
people, all in a high state of excitement, shout
ing "Glory to de Lord. The blessed day ob
salbation am cum. Do good Lord bress Massa
They all seemed to have an intuitive knowl
edge that their shackles wero broken ; that
henceforth and forever they were free. No
wonder, then, that their long peut-up feelings
should be beyond restraint. Their cherished
dreams of liberty and freedom were at last to
be realized. The dawn of a new existence was
beginning for them. Born again from slavery
to freedom. What a glorious transition !
Howevpr humble the instrument or part
taken in liberating these grateful beings, it
should be enough to fill tho heart with glow
ing admiration for the results of this day's
work. My heart was full. I was proud of tho
color of my uniform and of the grand old ban
ner under which wo marched. Now it floats
over "the home of the free aud tho land of tho
brave." Was it not a glorious way to celebrate
Washington's birthday?
We marched to the north side of the city,
where a portion of the column haltedf while
the balance pushed qa after the fleeing enemy.
Late in the afternoon we came up with them
at the railroad bridge crossing North East
Bivor. Tho bridge was already burning.
They had laid a pontoon bridge, and were
rapidly crossing. A battery on the opposito
side opened up and a lively artillery duel took
place, during which they all succeeded in
crossing the river without any great loss to
either side.
The condition of onr men was bad, some be
ing ragged and shoeless, rations exhausted ; in
fact, all a good many had to eat at this time was
parched corn. Wo went into camp to recruit
and obtain supplies before continuing the
march to join Sherman's forces, which wo ulti
mately did at or near Goldsboro.
At this point I desire to bear testimony to
the zeal, fidelity, ability and courage displayed
by tho colored troops during this long and
eventful campaign. A. G. Jones, Adjutant,
27th U. S. C. T.
The Gate City Surrenders to Gen. Cobnrn.
Editor National Tkibune: When the other
corps of Sherman's army moved to the right tho
Twentieth Corps fell back to occupy the cross
ings of the Chattahoocho. Coburu's Brigade
of the " Blue Stars" threw up works to protect
Turner's Ferry. The rebels finding our old
line abandoned, recouuoitered to the river,
whore their skirmishers, stumbling upon a big
nest of blue-hued hornets, skedaddled on tho
back track. During the night of Sept. 1, 1864,
we hoard frequent heavy explosions from tho
direction of Atlanta, while broad, livid glares
upon the sky told of destructive fires raging
Gen. John Cobnrn started from tho ferry at
5 o'clock next morning to see what was going
on, and took with him details from eaeh of his
four regiments (33d and 85th Ind., 19th Mich,
and 22d Wis.) to the number of 900 men, to
gether with an ambulance train, to be prepared
for possibilities. A heavy skirmish-line was de
tailed and deployed, moving steadily forward
while the column followed after, resting at in
tervals to give them time to advance. Nearing
our abandoned works, shells were heard ex
ploding and light smoke rose from rebel forts
on their line, while away to our left we saw
another rocounoitering force from troops of our
corps. A squad of Confederate cavalry gallop
ed about in our front, and one unlucky wight
foil from his horse and was captured. From
him we learned that Hood had evacuated the
city, after destroying the rolling-mills and other
public property, and that hia regiment (tho 2d
Ark. Cav.) were still in tho city.
The skirmish-line advanced with caution,
while successive reports of shells from tho
woods on our left suggostod a battery in action
upon tho other party. " Again advancing our
line, we entered upon the debated ground be
tween our lunet-liko riflo-pils and the nar
row, continuous trench on the rebel side. Trees
and shrubs wore torn by bullets, and several
small pines had heeu topped by the flying lead.
Another short advance brought the line upon
and through the broad, heavy main defonscs
of the city, having to make our way through
seven lines of chevaux-do-friso to reach tho
works. From a fort walled by sand-flllcd hags
clouds of white smoke rose slowly, and fre
quent explosions of shells explained the war
like sounds wo had hoard. We bogan our
march for the city, when a report prevailed that
the enemy was in front in force. Tho lino was
halted along the rear works of the enomy,and
details made to guard our rear against a dash.
Our skirmishers sent bstsk squads of prisoners,
and presently a party, among whom was the
Mayor of Atlanta, came out and formally surren
dered the city to Gen. Coburn. Then wo marched
down the road into 3 street, proud, happv and
triumphant. Timid faces peered from doors
ajar, then fiung them open and silently roviow
od oar rough-and-ready, compact ranks. Halt
ing at the depot and stacking arms, tho men
scattered to forage, returning laden with boxes
of plug-tobacco and matches that would not
A crash was heard from a building a block
away; clouds of white smoke belched from its
openings, and with loud cries a crowd of pilla
gers poured into the street. Tho Stars and
Stripes were waved from the courthouse dome
amidst a mighty shout of victory. Houses were
perforated by shells; earth shelters were seen
near by, but the churches were uninjured. Near
the depot stood a huge grated building, across
whose front was a sign which read, "Slave
Mart," the emblem of tho Confederacy.
Finally wc fell in aud marched after our
skirmishers, and bivouacked behind tho rebel
astern line of defuse, to tho left of tho Au
gusta Eailroad. A sack of cornmcal was our
solo resource for ratious, as we had loft knap
sacks and haversacks at tho river. In a largo
iron kettle wo put water to boil, stirred in the
meal, aud this salted mush was our supper, and
board lean-to's put up by tho Johnnies, our
shelter from tho falling rain. W. H. McIn
toeh, Co. F, 22d Wis., Auburn, Ind.
Consumption Surely Cared.
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thoy will send aie tbelr Kxprew and P. 0. Addrcw. JJe
iectfully, T. A. SLOCDM.Sl. G. X81 Pearl St., n7y.
DEES0NVILL12. Editor NatioI; Tribune : In your issue
of Sept. 20. Yilliam Feaga, Co. A, 72d Ohio,
writes From Stillmoro, Ga., making inquiry as
to who the old soldier is of whom ho has tho
picture described in tho act of dipping a cup
of water from the so-much-talked-of Providen
tial Spring at Andersonvillo, Ga. '
Hoping it may not bo considered 'f person
ating," I will give tho comrade a key to tho
solution of his query. I am one of those a
part of whoso life's history is made up in wit
nessing the sad scenes and experiences in An
derson ville during 1861, having been an inmate
of that hell-hole from tho 25th of May to tho
10th of Soptember, 1864, tho horrors of which
tongno and pen have failed to describe, and I
will make no attempt at it now. When I left
tho place, more dead than alive, the thought
impressed me, as it did hundreds of others, that
I would never wish to look upon the place
again ; that it might bo lost to God's footstool
as completely as it is to tho knowledge of tho
inhabitants of that country 20 miles distant;
and that is as to what I know of tho habitats
of tho North Polo. This may sound strange,
bat Comrade Feaga will bear mo out. Many
people aro utterly ignorant of such a placo,
though they live within aday'smarch ofthero.
Threo years ago a comrade aud myself planuod
a trip to Florida, with the ostensible purpose
of taking in tho sights en route, viz, battlefields
and cemeteries of Nashville, Stone Rivor, Chat
tanooga, etc.; on my part in particular, Ander
sonvillo and its surroundings. On arriving at
Andersonvillo Station threo other gentlemen
stopped from the train also one, the Superin
tendent of tho Atlantic & Georgia Eailway, over
which wo had traveled; another was a reporter
on tho staff of tho Morning Telegram of Elruira,
N. Y.; and tho third, a Mr. Porriero 0. Havens,
photographer, from Savannah, Ga. Each of
these gentlemen represented their own inter
ests in particular aud tho railroad's as a whole
in such a way as to interest travel over that
road to the far South. On alighting from the
train inquiry was mado for tho keeper of tho
lodge at the National Cometery, Andorson
ville. Wo soon found him in tho person of
Comrado Bryant. Introductions followed, and
the photographer and correspondent congratu
lated themselves upon meeting with an old
prisoner in the person of myself. Under tho
guidance of Comrado Bryant wo wore soon at
tho entrauco to tho cemetery, where our artist
brought his camera into play, taking a fine
negative of tho entrance, gatoway, flag-staff,
with the Stars and Stripes flying in the breeze
and the keeper's lodge in the distance.
From here wo proceeded through tho cemetery
to tho old stockade or prison-pen, whore our
artist again availed himself the opportunity
of catching a view of the broken lino of stock
ade, as at this point most all tho timbers had
been cut and hauled away for wood and rails.
Here and thero ono was standing, as now seen
in tho picture I have hanging on tho wall
in my home. At this point the question
was asked, " Whoro is tho Providential Spring?
Lead us to it." This I did without difficulty.
Wo wore soon at tho foot of this sparkling
fountain, of which so much has been written.
For years there has been in tho columns of
The National Tribune much controversy
over its location. To me thero never has been
a doubt as to its origin. Why so many claim
to have been eye-witnesses to its breaking out
aud then differing in Tegard to its location I
never could fathom. Whoever quenched his
thirst with its cooling waters could make no
mistako as to its location. Hero our company
assembled, lunched and drank its cooling water
on tho 8th of January, 1885. Tho writer was
kept busy answering questions and relating
incideuts aud experiences as would come to his
memory of the scones of 20 years before. At
tho suggestion of Comrado Shannon, (who ac
companied tho writer on his trip South,) that
no more appropriate picture could bo mado than
the one which tho spring offered, with an old
ex-prisoner in tho act of dipping a cup of water
therefrom. This, Comrade Feaga, is your pict
ure aud its history. Albert Mills, Co. B,
58th Ind., Princeton, Ind.
Editor National Tribune: I see a great
deal said in your paper about the Providential
Spring at Andersonvillo Prison, which is badly
mixed up. I want to eay that I was thero and
drank water from that famous spring, and
therefore know it was there. It broke out in a
ditch or gully that ran down tho hill between
the stockade and dead-line, on the westsideof the
prison, between the north gate and the swamp.
When tho flood (as it was termed) came in
August. 1864, the water not only ran with great
force down that gully, but ran in torrents
down that hillside and all through the camp.
Well do I remember the loss of my mess, located
on that hillside. The water not only ran in
front of our abode, but leaped in our front door
and carried awayaBmall tin pan containing
two or three small bits of fat bacon that wo
wero holding in reserve and anxiously watch
ing aud waiting until the next meal issue, that
we might devour it. I sprang out and recov
ered the pan, but, alas, the meat was gone, and
we could do no better than meekly Bit and
whittle (as only pet Yanks could) to "keep our
courage up until the next day; but our loss
was, perhaps, more than repaid fay tho thorough
cleansing of the camp, thero being a vast
amount of filth washed out. After the flood
Bub3ided there was nice clear water running
down that ditch about half way from the
swamp to tho north gate and high enough up
tho hill to give sufficient elevation to convoy
the water inside tfie dead-line by moans of
small troughs made of planks, and it fell into a
large trough or box about 18 inches high that
sat on the firm ground near tho edge of tho
swamp. As I now remember, the spoufc of
water as it poured from tho trough to the box
looked to be about one inch in diameter. Tho
camp was not half supplied with water from
the spring, as vast numbers used water from
the many wells that had been dug by the pris
oners in tho camp: yetl have seen hundreds of
men standing in line waiting their turn at tho
spout, each new-comer falling in at tho roar, ko
a continuous Hue was kept up all day not a
straight line, however. I first went into An
dersonvillo about the 1st of May, 18G4, and re
mained until about the lO.'h of September, and
thereafter was confined at Savannah, Millcn
Blackshcar and Thoraasvillo, and returned to
Andersonvillo about Christmas with abonfc four
or five thousand others, and tho spring, trough
and box wero still thero in good running order.
I was finally released near Jacksonville, Fla.l
on the 28th of April, 1865, having been a pris
oner from tho 24th of March, 1884. R T
Boyd, Co. B, 7th Tonn. Cav., Buena Vi'sta!
Tenn. '
Editor National Tribune: In your valu
able paper I see some controversy about tho
Providential Spring in the pen of death and
misery Andersonville.
As I remember, it was some time about Aug
1, 1864, ono evening thero como tho hardest
rain I ever saw. After tho rain old Cupt. Wirtz
came in with some negroes and filled up all the
wells ho could find. Tho next raornin on
the north sido of the creek, just on our"sido
of the dead-line, tho spring was running pure
and fresh. I was there and know whereof I
speak. Leonidas Potter, Co. F, 21sfc 111
Glen Allen, Mo. ' "''
Fifth Corns at Gettysburg.
Editor National Tribune: Now that tho
Third Corps of tho Army of tho Potomac has
been fully written up at Gettysburg, let some
one tell us how tho Fifth Corps, at about 4
o'clock on July 2, came into action on tho
double-quick near and in front of tho Round
Tops in tho nick of time, just as tho left of tho
Third Corps was being crushed in. Barnes and
Sykes wero not driven hack, hut in the hand-to-hand
contest ono or two brigades got a little
too far to the front, and wo had to straighten
up their lines a little. It was nip and tuck for
fivo minutes, some regiments losing 50 per
cent, in killed, wounded and captured. Long
street's charging columns wero broken re
pulsed, and went back to Seminary Ridge 'still
keeping a half grip on Devil's Den. Yes let
us hear a little about thatold "Allegheny River
yoli" of thoso Pennsylvanians as they give it
the finishing touch. Gen. Meado wa3 undoubt
edly tho right man in tho right placo. Had ho
done as Gen. Sykes desired and the grand at
tack developed at Powers Hill, where would
tho army havo been? W. 0. Beck, Co. D. 62d
Pa., Pittsburg, K!an. ' '
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cord t their unqualified approval. It is purely
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appetite, "
akother claim for the excelsior bri
gade. Editor National Tribune: In reference
to the death of Stonewall Jackson and tho
place of receiving his death wound, about
which thero has been several items in The
National Tribune, from "Tho Boy Spy" of
Aug. 2 to Fred. Little, 7lst N. Y., Oct. 4, it
seems to mo thero cau bo no question or doubt
about his receiving his death wound from tho
Excelsior (Sickles's) Brigade. Tho statement
of Fred. Little, in your issuo of the 4th of Oc
tober, is somewhat erroneous. The Excelsior
Brigade was moved lato Saturday afternoon to
tho west on tho plank road as far as it was pos
siblo in the face of the mad rush of the broken
and routed Eleventh Corps. It then turned to
the right and moved somo distance into the
woods. The brigade was formed with the 72d
N. Yt (Col. Stovens) on tho right, tho 71st N.Y.
next, and tho 70th, 73d and 71th N. Y. to tho
loft, all in line. The 71st was engaged in tho
early part of tho evening and night throwing
up a temporary breastwork of trees, brush,
earth, etc., and kept a picket well to the front.
During tho night, probably about 11 or 12
o'clock, there wan sharp firing from this picket
in front of the 71st. This firing was continued
and increased toward the left until it became
quit heavy, and tho division batteries, under
command of Capt. Martin, joined in tho gen
eral alarm aud firing. 1 am confident there
was no return firo, and tho alarm and firiug
soon subsided. At daylight the picket of tho
71st found in its immediate front two horses;
one a largo, coal-black stallion a colt not over
five years old, and tho other a dark-gray horse.
Tho gray horse was so badly wouuded that ho
could scarcely walk ; both horses wore equip
ped with McClollan saddles, and ono (possibly
both) had the Regular Army saddle-bags. In
tho saddlo-bag3 was found a coarso linen crash
towel, a hair-brush and comb, and a piece of
coarso, home-made brown soap wrapped in a
buff envelope. On tho onvolopo was tho ad
dress of an officer a Lieutenant or Captain
and A.-D.-C. the name now forgotten (might
bo recalled upon hearing it). This officer was
understood at the time to bo on Gen. Jackson's
As the black horse was retained in the bri
gade afterward, and was a big, powerful ani
mal, and would kick every time anyone came
near his flank when not under tho saddle, he
was generally known and named ' Stonewall."
Tho gray horse was so badly wounded that ho
was stripped and abandoned. It was always
understood and bclioved in tho brigade that
these two horses belonged to Gen. Jackson and
his escort, aud that ho wa3 killed in our imme
diate front. If thoro aro any soldiers surviv
ing who wero with Jackson when ho passed be
tween tho army lines that night, they may rec
ognize tho description of tho horses. H. L.
Potter, Colonel, 7Jsb N. Y., Linden, N. J.
Editor National Tribune: I think tho
account by J. M. Taylor, Co. I, 3d Mich., re
garding the killing of Stonewall Jackson tho
correct version of that mattor. Thero was no
possible chance that I can see for troops other
than Birnoy's or Whipple's Divisions having
any share in tho taking off of tho great Stone
wall. Tho 3d aud 8fch Mich, wero there, and
my regiment, tho 4th Me., was a part of Ward's
Brigade, and led the advance on that midnight
charge on thefirst day at Chancellorsville. The
charge was mado from an open fiold outside
of tho then established line of tho Union army,
and nearly a half mile in advance, and nearly
parallel to tho Union lines, a little to tho right
oblique, so that our right struck the Twelfth
Corps and our left Stonewall Jackson's Corp3.
I think tho 5th Mich, about captured tho 2d
Mass. that night, while Ward's Brigado got
away with one of Slocum's batteries, which
had been placed on the plank road. I feel suro
that the shot that mustored-oub Stonowall
Jackson came from tho left of the 3d Me. or
the right of tho 17th Mo.
Only those who were in that midnight
charge can havo an idea of its horrors. It wa3
a forlorn hope, and only the intrepid Sickles
or gallant Jack Ward would havo undertaken
it. But we did it, and by doing it killed Jack
son and saved our two divisions from being
captured in tho morning.
I wish Gen. Sickles would write an account
of that charge for The National Tribune,
for, as wo all know, ho was there. J. E. Doak,
Co. K, 4th Me., Slayton, Minn.
Editor National Tribune: As it 13 in
fashion to make claim as to who killed Stone
wall Jackson, I will put in our little claim. In
the first place, ono Samuel Danhara, Co. K, 63d
Pa., in a series of war articles thatappeared somo
six years ago in tho Philadelphia Weekly Times,
mado claim for the 63d Pa. having had a hand
in tho matter.
. Now I know from what I read of tho locality
when ho was killed that we wero in tho woods
and not over two rods from tho road tho night
ho was killed, from about 11 o'clock p. m. until
nearly 3 o'clock a. in., and that a whole volloy
of musketry was fired in their direction. U.
G. Cooper, Co. G, 63d Pa., Knickerbocker,
A Trne Story.
Editor National Tribune: In the Fall
of 1863, after the battlo of Mission Ridge and
Lookout Mountain, our company was station
ed at Chattanooga. Often thero wero do
tails for train-guard duty, and one bright
morning, early, the Orderly came down tho
compauy Btreet calling, "Fall in! Double
quick ! " Three days' rations wero issued to
25 picked men, and, I being one of tho number,
wo were off to tho depot, where we found a
train of four cars ono coach and three box
cars. Gen. U. S. Grant, " Pap " Thomas and
others were of the party. Out past old Forts
Wood aud Negley, through the tunnel and on
to Knoxville, East Tenn.; by Fort Sanders,
where Longsfcrcet mado his desporato charge,
and was so bravely met by tho men under
Burnside. Wo stayed thero until the next
night, and then the party took the train back
for Chattanooga; and the attompt that was
made on the way back, if it had been success
ful, would have prolonged tho war for years.
Near a placo called Loudon, whoro the railroad
winds around the rocks 75 feet above tho Ten
nessee River, someone having by somo means
learned of this trip being mado by tho Gen
erals, had taken a T rail, and placing one end
against the rocks, had leaned the other out
over tho track, intending to pitch alldowii onto
tho rocks 75 feet below. Wo wore in two box
cars in the rear, and tho train traveling at the
rate of 15 miles per hour, when wc heard a
crash, and the splinters from the side of our
car wero thrown iu on us, and next wo heard
old "Pap" Thomas calling, "Tumble out,
boys, and search the rocks." Search we did,
but, of course, found no one. Twolvo inches
nearer ,uud tho old Army of tho Cumberland
would havo been without a leader; 12 inches
more over tho track, and who would havo
given terms to Lee ? None of our party would
havo seen the end of tho war. E. D. Foskett,
5th Independent Company, Ohio Sharpshoot
ers, Oberlin, O.
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Editor National Tribune : I see an arti
cle in your issuo of Sept. 6 in which Sorg't W.
L. Anderson, of Co. A, Ulst Ind,, writes regard
ing tho 50th Ohio and onr regiment (91st Ind.)
boing tho first troops that crossed tho Chatta
hoocho Rivor. I know he is right, for I re
momber well, it wasVfhot dav. aud wn had
been marching very briskly a great portion of
the day. Orderly-Serg't Lockhardt, who was
then in commantf of Co. D, asked for volun
teers to place tbopoutoons ovor tho rivor, and
as I was worn out by heat and marching, I,
amongst others oT tho'cotnpnuy, volunteered.
On arriving at the. stream wo wero cordially
received on the opposite bank both by artillery
and musketry, b(tt tlid" pontoons wore placed
all the same. As for tho abovo regiments heiug
also first in Decatur, Ala., ho is also right; for
I remember we .went, in on a doable-quick,
driving tho Johnnies out. Private Cook, of
Co. D, came iu with three prisoners, which he
turned over to Col. Ol II. Butterfleld. Tho
Colonel asked Cook how he came to capture
threo by himself, and ho told the Colonel that
ho surrounded thom. Others of my company
will remember this occurrence. H. Benton.
Co. D, 91st Ind., New Orleans, La.
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Information Asked and Glvfln.
Edward George, Croofcston, Minn., wants to
know if any of the comrades of tho 189th N".Y.
recollect Dr. Sidney D. Grasso, who was As
sistant Surgeon from December, 1864, till June,
1865. And if so, do they remember his suffer
ing with rheumatism while with tho regiment,
or having premonitory symptoms thereof; or
if thoy know of his having belonged prior
thereto to any other regiment. Tho informa
tion is wautod in securing a pension.
Mrs. Ann Mitchell, 290 West Eleventh street,
Now York city, desires any comrado who serv
ed with her husband, Patrick Mitchell, on tho
U. S. S. Lonapeo in 1865, and who was dis
charged from tho hospital in Norfolk, Ya., in
1865, to communicate with her. Sho is apply
ing for a pension, and wishes to obtain tho
necessary ovidence that tho diseaso from which
her husband died in 1869 was contracted whilo
he was in tho service. Sho is now in her 70th
year of ago and is very poor, and noods tho
pension ten onablo her to keep out of tho poor
house. Stophen E. Drown, Co. D, 6th Vfc., Forest
burg, Dak., says, in answer to an inquiry by H.
A. Spencer as to what became of tho boy who
led the white cow from Washington to Dan
villo, Va., that he led a cow of that color that
belonged to J. Q. Russell, A. Q. M., Second Di
vision, Sixth Corps, ovor said route, and thinks
it possible that ho is the man inquired for. Ho
also says: "Hurrah for The National Trib
une! Let It sound the dcath-knell of all op
ponents of soldiers' pensions.
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John W. Whaler, Co. K,76th Ohio, Alliance,
O., lost a medal during tho grand parade at Co
lumbus, which was inscribed with his name
aud given him by tho State of Ohio. Ho will
liberally roward tho finder.
Alonzo Austin, Chesauing, Mich., has the dis
charge, account-book and other papers belong
ing to John Tomo, Co. E, 20th Wis., who lived
at Watertown, Wis. The owner or friends can
obtain tho samo upon application to tho above
Thomas Best, Pleasant Dale, Nob., has in his
possession the discharge and other papers of
J. N. Starr, of Co. C, 4th Wis. Cav. Anyone to
whom thoy aro of service can havo thom by
addressing eithor Thomas Best or Jo3. A. Mil
ler, Box 22. Pleasant Dale, Neb.
H. G. Voorhees, Co. F, 9th N. J., Fleming
ton, N. J., lost his discharge in 1865 between
Newark and Trenton, N. J. Ho would like to
find tho document, and hopes this will mcotthe
oye of somo person who found it.
Our Constituents.
Mrs. L. G. Davis, Assistant Postmaster, Ains
worth, Kan., is tho wife of an old soldier, and
says The National Tribune seems like an
angel of light to their homo, and they cannot
do without it. She thinks great injustice is
done in not granting pensions to all the dis
abled veterans. She thinks thoso soldiera now
drawing small pensions should be placed on the
rolls at a much higher rate.
Isaac Slovor, Co. D, 5th Wis., Shell Lake,
Wi3., renews his subscription to The National
Tribune because ho thinks it is the best pa
per published, besides being the soldier's friend.
He also favors "The National Tribune" Pen
sion Bill, and hopes it may soon become a law,
as it benefits more poople than any measure he
has yet seen.
Frank Dan, Davenport, Iowa, says: "I have
boon a subscriber for The National Tribune
only a short time, but I find that it i3 tho best
paper published, as it works for tho old soldiers.
I think that 'The National Tribune' Pension
Bill is a great benefit to tho oltLsoldiors, pro
vided it passes Congress,"
Glre Them Tholr Due.
Z. Cotton, Co., 5th 111. Cav., Siloam Springs,
Ark., had his house and its contents burned
to tho ground last May, since which timo his
family have been compelled to live in an old
stable without chinking. He see3 in The Na
tional Tribune where comrades who havo
mot with similar disasters have been helped
by comrades who were more fortunate, but so
far ho has had no assistance. Ho was dis
charged for disability, but having been taken
sick on the march cannot obtain proof neces
sary to obtain a pension, although the same
has not been disallowed. His doctor has mado
affidavit that he is totally disabled, but they
still refuse to grant his pension. Ho is very
"ffborand could not take our paper unless a gen
erous comrade subscribed for him.
D. N. Robinson, Co. I, 8th Ind., Escanaba,
Mich., writes: "I would like to say a few
words in regard to our Representatives in Con
gress. They havo ignored our righte, pigeon
holed our petitions, and turned their backs to
everything that would be of any benefit to tho
old soldiers. I say not $1 of the surplus now
on hand in tho National Treasury bo reduced
or one ponny of tho so-called war taxes be di
minished until the men that saved tho Union
from an ignominious death bo paid. What
would have been in tho Treasury vaults to-day
if Southern Rights had prevailed? Comrades,
think of it. This Fall, work for men friendly
to your cause and interest."
Benjamin F. Brandt, Co. D, 93d 111., is get
ting disgusted at tho manner in which the
tariff issue has brushed aside pension legisla
tion, and would liko to see members of the Pen
sion Committee, especially Chairman Matson,
in tho fix somo of tho old soldiers aro in. If
such wore the case ho would hump himself a
littlo more perhaps to help right tho wrong of
the veterans.
J. B. Towers, Co. , 5th Iowa Cav., St. Croix
Falls, Wis., thinks overy soldier who wore the
blue owes to his comrades a duty during tho
Fall elections. Ho should go carefully over
tho field, look back and ascertain who have
been the soldier's friends, aud then work for
them as we worked for the Nation during the
dark days. We may meet somo of the soldier
hating element, but he finds that a bold front
puts these sniveling growlers to rout ovory
timo. Wo must be true to ourselves, and in
time, littlo by littlo, all the needy will bo
Random Shot1;.
T. J. Lane. Postmaster at Greenville, Tenn.,
says that tho rebel Gen. John H. Morgan
was killed in tho vinoyard of Mrs. Dr. Wil
liams, about 6:30 o'clock on Sunday morning,
Sept. 4, 1864. James Leedy, a boy about 18
years old, was probably tho person who first
informed Gen. Gillom, then at Bull's Gap, of
Morgan's presence at Greenville, but Capt. R.
C. Carter, of Greenville, ono of Gillem's officers,
sent a dispatch to Gillem which caused him to
send tho troops which arrived at daybreak.
Charles Barney, Co. E, 2d U. S. Cav., Batchol
lorvillo, N. Y.. says that reading tho lest Na
tional Tribune took him back in memory to
1862, when his regiment was at the frout. Ho
received a letter telling him to look low through
tho crotch sight and tho enemy would tumble
Should this moot tho eye of any of his old com
pany ho would be pleased to hear from them.
Joshua D. King, Co. C, 8th Ky., Winchester,
Ky., lives in a part of tho country whoro tho
rebel soldier is played for all that thoy used to
bo during tho war, and thoy receive all tho
benefits which tho State Legislature and olhor
officers can give them, whilo tho Union soldier
is placed iu tho background. Ho speaks of
tho treatment of patients in the Lunatic Asy
lum at Lexington. Tho littlo property which
he had accumulated has been taken from him
and his farm sold for taxes during his confine
ment. Tho timber has been cut from tho place
during his absence. The laws of the asylum
prevent any communication by patients with
the outside world, aud he has been deprived of
everything. Great wrongs aro perpetrated in
the institution of which nothing is overheard,
tho Committee of tho Legislature being hood
winked by tho authorities. Theso things
should bo looked into by tho authorities and a
remedy applied very soon.
J. C. Lindsoy, Co. G, 7fch Ohio Cav., Ravenna,
O., having seen tho communication of C. P.
Nash, regarding tho engine stealers, wants to
givo his version of the affair. In Juno, 1863,
ho was taking pictures at Murfreesboro, Tenn.,
when some eight men came into his tent and
desired their photographs taken. Thov said
they had just returned from rebel prison, and
wanted their pictures boforo they parted. In
tho Fall of tho sarao year, whilo tho militia of
Portage Co., O., wero drilling on tho fair
grounds at Ravenna, a man was selling a book
called "Capturing a Locomotive," and gave a
history of the affair while selling tho work. It
occurred to Liudsey that ho had seen this man
before. Ho asked tho man if ho was not ono
of tho squad whom he had photographed in
Murfreesboro, and wa3 told that ho was, and
that his name was Robert Buffum. Buflumat
1ht time was slim, with n tallow corant&xioo,
dark hair, deep-sunken oyes, bread forohoad
and high chcok-bonoff. There were no traces
of insanity abbot him at this timo. What bo
carso of Buffum ho does not know.
Jo3oph Watson, Co. D, 72d 111., ChaUworth,
111., desires to boar testimony to tho royal wel
come given tho National Encampment, G.A.R.,
by tho citizens of Columbus, O. The Encamp
ment surpassed any other over held, and' the
city came out with flying colors notwithstand
ing tho snoors of jealous newspapers in Cincin
nati, who predicted a failure because of the
sraallness of Columbng. Everything, however,
was dono to make the veterans comfortable, for
tho reason that all tho citizens joined hands
and helped each other, and worked to make
tho Encampment a success, which overy sol
dier present will testify that they succeeded in
doing. Tho great parade, the hundreds of
Campfires, and tho general mingling of the old
veterans was tho best whieh will probably ever
tako place in tho United States or any other
John A. Transue, Paradise Valley, Pa., asks:
"Cannot tho 'Boy Spy' write reminiscences of
tho two female spies of the late war, Panline
Cushman and Belle Boyd? An article from a
quill-drivor upon the lives of these two noted
femalo spies wonld bo interesting to the boya
in bluo, especially if writteu by one who by
oh an co a3 well as by orders may have happened
to como in contact with them."
Dan J. Nowman, Co. K, 132d Pa., Scranton,
Pa., wants to know if Comrade Gray, of the
14th Ind., Panther, Ky., ha3 forgotten the 132d
Pa., who wero brigaded with them and served
under Gen. French during tho years 1862 aad
1863, and fought with them at Antietam, Fred
ericksburg and Chancellorsville? The mem
bers of the old 132d were always treated with
respect by the veterans of tho 4th Ohio, 14th
Ind. and 7th W. Va., and also by tho 1st Del.
and 14th Conn.; and although in the service
only about a year, their record was first-claes in
overy respect, which many of the men of theso
regiments can tostify to. At their first Re
union, held Sept. 17, old-time recollections
wore brought up, and many of the comrades
spoko of their friendship and tho good times
had with tho old three-years vets of the above
named regiments.
George D. Stanton, E. A. Brown Post, No. 130,
Fond du Lac, Wis., says: "I see by notices pub
lished in differont papers that tho Hon. John
C. Black, Commissioner of Pensions, is likely
to retire from said offico. I most sincerely
hope the report is not true, for tho reason that
Commissioner Black has done more for tho old
soldiers andtheir widows than all the former
Commissioners. Tho old boys of the G.A.R.
think ho is the right man in the right place,
and the idea that President Cleveland has in
timated to him that his resignation would be
accepted, can hardly find credence with U3, a3
we consider John C. Black about tho only
friend we have under tho present Administra
tion at Washington."
C. W. Clayberger, Co. G, 188th Pa., Brandon
villo, Pa., says he has just returned from Get
tysburg, where tho 3d Pa. H. A. and tho 188th
Pa. held their third annual Reunion, which
was a glorious meeting. If somo of tho brave
soldiers who want to claim the honor of plant
ing the flag on tho ramparts of Fort Harrison
had beon with them, they would have seen the
man who did actually do said planting, in the
person of W. L. Graul, besides lots of persons
who were eye-witnesses of the matter to prove
tho same; among them being Col. Given,
Serg't Dennison and Private Clayberger. Tho
188th Pa. dofy anyone to meet them at Fort
Harrison and prove who is right about this
matter. If Col. Clay, of the 58th Pa., claims
this honor ho i3 mistaken, for Serg't Granl
planted tho bluo Stato flag of the lSSth Pa.
long beforo tho Stars and Stripes appeared on
tho fort.
N. L. Hayden, Co. F, 2d Iowa Cav., Flora
Vista, New Mexico, desires to say to old com
rades who have no homes of their own, that
Now Mexico is the placo to coma to live. It is
a land of snnshino, where all kinds of fruits
are grown to perfection, and the healthiest cli
mate in tho world, where you can work every
day in tho year. Land is cheap, besides some
good Government land, not yet located, to be
taken up. Thero aro also farms which can bo
rented for a small sum. He would liko to see
some of tho old boys settling up this glorious
Territory, and will answer any questions which
may be asked him by letter.
William Hines, Lyons, O., says that while
the 2d Ohio H. A. were stationed at Clevolaud,
Tenn., on the north side of the railroad depot,
Col. H. G. Gibson sent an escort of men from
the regiment to guard a provision-train which
was to supply a refugee camp in Polk Co., Tenn.,
about 25 miles from Cleveland. While on the
march Corp'l Jesse W. Dalton, of Co. E. and a
private in Co. C, same regiment, in a playful
mood charged bayonets at each other. The
private threw his hand back, struck the ham
mer of his gun, which wont off. tho ball enter
ing the right oyo of Dalton, killing him in
stantly. He was buried on the southeast sido
of the town of Cleveland, by the side of the Toad,
among the willows, the regiment being pres
ent. He was a young man of fine promise.
John E. Ayers, Co. E, 8th N. Y. Cav., Wash
ington, D. C, claims that the 8th N. Y. Cav.
fired the first shot on the Union side at the
battle of Gettysburg. Said regiment also
charged the town of Gettysburg on the night
of Juno 30, 1863, and drove out the rebel cav
alry and artillery. He was there.
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ki SAMPLES eona your address at onca Beforo S
they aro all gone. Onr machine ia tha original!!
and patented. UewareorimltaHon Address 3
mil. y laundry works, 21 DeystVN x'l
Alentinn The KaOonal Trlbona.
CONTENTS: Dyspepsia and its cansea. Experience
of a sufferer. Liver complaint a twin disorder.
Constipation a result of dyspepsia. Food to be taken.
JOHN II. JIcALVIN, Lowell, Mass., w years City Treaa
1t?iPK etvr S
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Sfj&Oip wj 'sj gu' 'Sy
1 I aitc Stntiaes, Tsmn.. Teh-4. lSft
Tie Swift Specific Co., Atlanta, Ga
During the spring of 1871, wMkwcriiiag
in the fceld at my home ia Morgajx coaatj,
Ga., I palled off my shoes to gfre my feets
rest. Unfortunately, X walked Into a rftanp
of poison oak, and m a lew days my feet'
were in a terrible condition, and I coW no
pot an a shoe because of the soreness &&&
swelling. I was treated as poison oak case)
usually ate, and everything wo healed np,
About the same time the following spring,
1S73, my feet became sore again, as at first,
and eTtry succeeding spring for fire yean
brought back the same cooditioa ot the dis
ease, only each time it became more 4b
tressing, because I began to think k tos a
Hletime trouble. Finally, I was induced to
try Swift's Specific. I took six bottles, and
to-day am entirely -well. My iapcoTeaeni
was gradual from the first, and no c-rkicacs
of the disease remains. I shall taks pleas
ure in testifying as to its curative proper
ties. It is the greatest blood puriSsr ia ea
fstence. Yours truly, J. L MozaAtf.
The foregoing certificate is taken a$
random from thousands of letters in posses
ston of the Swift Specific Co., aad presented
simply as a sample. It k a Toteatary
statement, giving facts and results ef tha
case. Its accuracy and gencincaess ax
beyond question.
A valuable Treattse on Blood aael SHa
Diseases mailed free. Address
Drawer 3 Atbaia. Ca
ttwiw umu
Specially reeommendad by tbs AeaAvmj at
Medicne ot Pari for Use eta of
and for regulating tho periedfe eonm
"None gennine unlem aimied "Bluwi?b. f na
Bonaparto. Parta." SOLD BY AIX BKW3iTH.
E. FoBgoraJk Ce., S. Y. Assafs fer ta TJ 5
"By a tberoogh knowledge of the oatsnd lavt wfcfea
govern th operations of dimation and BBtrittoo, aa4 by
a careful application of the a ne propertied afiO-nleotia
Coeua, Mr. ppa has provided our braakJtut tables trtta a
aeltcsteiy flavored beverage which may sava us many
heavy doctors' bills. It is by the Jndtcioas mse of saoh
articles of diet that a constitution mar be aiadUy boll
up nntil strop enough to resist every tendency tedbease,
Hondreda of snbtle maladies are OosUiafrarovad ea ready
to attack wherever there w a weak point. Wa may escap
many a ratal shaft by keeping oorseivM wll fortified
with pare blood and a properly nocriaiHd fr&BO." CtS
Stmct Gazette.
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Uon, Timber culture, beaert land aad AUaisg awi m
Private lands for colonization. Fer informaea csg&r
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tlonal Encampment
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10 Albani Violin Outfit for $3.6
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. m Greenwich at., Saw YetS.
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Ui IU asev Bow. Extra Swiss aadSoefe
HI igC.O.D.5 days trial. Fm CaUIojj
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person to sell r jeods b
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