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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON. D. 0., THURSDAY, JULY 9, 1891.
o FiGipiG iHEif weir, TniBlODT Womm lawi Say A'tout '(WiflllrW'C&miialgns. SDBGffi tOlP" aJEXIN'GTPON. AdfetttartB of tthn Was whs was Hsnt for )I(llriH1tHCMlK. EDtTO XaCTOKAl Twwtk: I foave Iwoa requestoN togivoa little incident tbaAhAttpenod to we wwo time during tbe mouth of Sentom be i, 1801 : , 1 joined 111 SSa III., Col. MulllgAn's Irish brigade, lit OhieAge in Hoy, 1K. W soon re ceived ordem I nrecead to . lk, where we ww Arnted m4 equipped for active service. From there we wrc forwarded by rail lo Jooer boii 'itv. Me. Wt'coon wwi ved ordure to march to Lexington. Mo., and then omnmooced or real soldier life. r . , Farmers, who Ima 'been peaceful cittsetM! mtt a short time before, now wovcd te lw goorrillAS aud bushwhack: they wow every wiiere au ever on tlie alert tor a lone Union man. whom thev soon " wiped owt." Our niArchtog through theHtnte IimI a tendency to make them organ -w into regiments iustend of carrying on the iiiegulnr warfare of bush whaekt-r. Wo cap tured a number of those "peaceful f.irmws" each dAy. Tbcy took the Atli willmgly, only td lc on band ecain when chauoe ottered to nuoy, rob. And kill a Union man. We arrived t lA'Kingtoo without any serious casnaltms, went into Gawp o Seminary Hill, and com menced fortifying At once. Col. Mulligan soon hunted tbAt tbe rouel ow. IViee was marching townrd Islington witb 12.000 won And roooiv iug meu mid uiilae ovory wile bo marched. Wlieu we arrived At lxingtoo we found a rtgiiuentof Home tiuadc( mounted, bhuAw iug njbont 1,000 meu. Our Colonel assumed command of the littlo unity And prepared to fsritt Price, but well bo knew tbAt if no re4n foicetnctiUs Arrived tbe Irish Brigade war doomed, no mutter bow well we defended oar works, for we could lie starved out and easily rut off from water. Tber was a wall Around the fcotuinary building, And within tb i clusuretwoor tbi-ee (intern fwU of nUttHAiit water, wbidi wa aIso tbe rooejitHcle of many dead oat And dos. Tbe atencb was borrilile. IvMch dAy thing became more doeieiKte, tbe Qtlonel Jbeiiift dAiKerou8ly so. and, oone quently, be enolv4 to take decided Action And send for belji, And if tbe re-enfuieemenU did ii at reach biut liefoio I'ricc wade tlie attAok, be thought the- would cloao in ou iric' rear. He therefore, After consultation with Oint. rureild, IJent. Klianley and otbor otboers ( the reitimeut, oonclnded to aclect a ihaa to ride a feone ibrouKb tbe country a a " jieAee ful " farmer. next be oould. to .leflemoti City. The WAn coleeted was myeJf, Mid my orders were, if eu. icwMit wa ibere, to rejwrt to lum, and deliver tlie dbm&tcb. And if he waa not titer to take the ear for fit. Loui. and liiid him At nil baeards. Tbe Colonel alao mmi1 10 or 12 men tbe ncct dAy down the river ou a MeamboAt, wbicb I know nothing of an til 1 returned, be fearing 1 tuiffht he CAiUred. I rode ont of camn At dusk, iiaaaed tbrolt Iesiitfcton at a little dog trot, and was sooh on the ttwd 1 hAd'ao lately traveled. jtoin to tbAt jilacA. ify imitraetious were to keen well on the river trend until daybreak, and then it was suggested that it would be better to cross At smite fa,iy crossing or ferry, lint of course ev rytbing was left to my own judgment, and the number of farmers I should meet ou tbe river road, and what kind of a Ar I could fipm to them, i soou learned that all riders, young and old, were coin im w waiting for 1't ice's army. I said 1 was. too. i aoou found cut bis eKACt lio of murcli, And could talk Price ac well as any of tbe "peAoeful " farmers. I took a direct route for GIarw, intending to keep tbe river road from ibere to or near Iloono ille, Ad tlie leave tb river And strike for Tipton, And from there push bard for Jefferson City. I felt tbAt if f was reAlly in 3rkJe, 1 intai I would be safer than I was at times when I met small squads of horsemen armod witb duble4mrreled shotguns. Many queatiotted ne closely, hut in ratbor au off-band manner, showing little if any ausjiicioii, for bad they had tbesligfateat inkling that I was not one of them, It would have boo " good-4iy, Jobn," in Bltort order. At isk tb first day, urben abont a mile from Glasgow, and whim watering my horse. I -w a challenged by three 'ragged cdt of tbe Miwouri titate Guard, who worcmounbod, and who covered me with their gwns. none Wing over 80 year old. They queutioned me closely, mid said they bad order to take all men fonud, eiihor riding or walking, to tboir beailquarters. I certaluly realiaed that 1 was in a iigb' place. Ttiere was no time for sentiment, and 1 know that it was A col dice's fate, end made up ray mind to face it like a soldier. Of one thing I was determined, they should not find tbe dis patch. Hf I irnd knowu exactly what was in jt I might have felt easier; but I didn't know, and therefore I resolved to destroy it livfore 1 was taken to the command iue oflicor at head quarters. I at once complied witb their orders. And displayed willingness to go, wbicb would have at ouee aroused a veteran's suspicion, but which seemed to quiet or allay auy fear they may have bad ; in fact, they appeared to be as xuuoh alarmed or frightened as I was, My trouble was the dhumtrh, and bow la do st roy it. 1 knew it had a bullet in each comer, wwed tightly. It bad then been cut squarely through the middle; consequently, it would sink at once if thrown into the river. Hut bow was I to get it there before tbey discovered K. After abort fiorley they coucluded to lot no take m to headquarters, and the other two would remain ou guard on the road where J was eatured. Tbcy took my pistols from mo, to he given hack if I was all tight, but 3 knew I sbou Id never oee them again. We rede aloug the rivor hank a few hundred yards, wbon my guard baited, dismounted, and eommeuoed to fix his otirriipt and oaddk. t knew this was my ebauec for tbe disiatcU. 1 kept bim in talk till I stot the nanors well in hand, aud thou throw thorn far out into tbe river. Iiey sank at ones, but my oarelew guard bad soon toe. lie drew his fitol, and owore if 1 raised a hand ho would shoot my bead oS. He Hum plaoat no bofwo bim and marched mo to headquArter. Tha Ookmot'a tteadquarters were under a lsrtse tree, fie was taiktug to a number of men, some of whom were in b irt -sleeves, w liiks others wore jacketa, I amm learned that the ragged crew that around bim nocked wore ( Lionels, Majors and Captains. I'here was but little attention gid to we at first, and I was about so he sent on my way, when my brave little ard caid : 'lle bod two tiisuda, and be threw lot of papers in tbe river." That ebangod tbe firogram at ones. Hvery men was on his fool in uu instant, all shooting A spy! A ! Hang him!M And if the (Jolonel bad net tisud b oulhoiJty they would have hoof mc at oeee. I felt sick. The Colo nel, hi m eery jnomnuus mauner, said : Uen tleaaeB, this aee calls tor a drumhead eourt martial.M It is swoiloM to state all tbe foolish questions they naked we and ell the lies 1 told (hem; bat iu IS minute after I roacbed that camp i wa seufaiiNMt to be abot at eunnse tlie stegt morn lug. St would also he foolish to say that f dil not seal had ever my fate; but I can truly say I thanked aod 1 was so be shot instead of bung. I was plaeed nodor a strong guard. Of ooerse I ooasid neitlier cat nor sleep during tbe nbbt, and oay guards became fewer; end a 1 looked nronnd just before day 1 found but two young fel lows guard iug aimi. 1 learned that nearly a I! tlie men in camp, including some of my guard, bad 4gone into J1akw to a "iaedatigo," or daiMBO. About daybreak they began to return, drank, of -course, and three yuuug men re lievad the ociitinels who bad watched over toe all slight. 1 wot given a ik aud obovel. and was tobJ to 4,llig your iiruve, damn you, or w will leave you on tbe sand." I eaw at once that these men, officers and alt, wera eery drunk. The oflioor directed me w bore to dig, end told tbe gnerd when 1 bad thegravc three fuel deopU call bim. lie left for tlie oamp to take a anooae. As soou as he left tim nuaids talked for a boit time bat the tun limy bad had, and sum by one they dmjuiod into drunken elep. I knew if 1 was ieevor get away sow was my time, f Cult that 1 tuigbt as well he shot while trybifr to escape as to bo shot like a dog; there fore 1 Atonped diguing and watched t be sjecnet tu see if the ceAssiiuii of the noise I made while digging would not awuke thorn, 1 was aatisued titat tiitef wore, in a wanner, deal, Siighl here I did a veer foolish net, but 1 was a young sol dier and feed nel tbe souse i think 1 bad in after yeans eeteren. Uowevei; I did as pnrhaiai wayetber would ba4on,ikuecked the iuMdw owl of the f tkfc, and with oil my wtwmgth atraok tbe nearest guard nudW tbe bathrisu, asjd airvod itlm aeoond one the some. Itore U wbme I made the mistake. I should bars served them all alike; hut, in the cx citou.ent of tbe moment, I solxeil tbe second man's km aS shot the thinl uiau dead. I was told AftcrwArd tbAt both tbe others died from the blow 1 gave them. Of course the report of tbo gun aroused the camp and two-thirds of tbe men from a drunken .lumber, and the others, fearing an attack fram Col. Turchia, of lbs 19th lliH I (kink, whom tbey had met n fow days be 'ore and got tb worst of it. liven tbe Colonel, 1 was told, was alarmed, and gavo orders to prejiare for a battle. All this gave me time to fly. aud I needed every minute. The country was gtowu up with blackjack Alwwt as high as a man's waist on horseback, which beld me, for while they were eoin pellvd to po comparatively slow while uiouiitel, 1 was doing snuie pretty tall rumiing. The shouts, screams aud firing of guns let me know their whereabouts, and gave me to understand tbey were after me red-hot, 1 kept running aud dodging till 1 bucame completely on haustid. J crawled into Rome thick under bruffh, and waited to Ins shot or capture!, hut as I lay there pauting I sm learned they bad lost my trait or bad given up the chase. 1 conld hardly lielievc that tbey had ; yet, s all sounds (leased, I soon hecaiua MttisSetl that Mick was tbo ease, J was hungry and tiled, and knew 1 must remain in hiding till night, aud then get IntoU to Jx-jcinetsti and rejKMt to Col. Mulligan. From my hiding placo 1 coubl see mew and troops on the other side of tbe liver, also stcambats putting up and dowu. Ono of these ateamboAts bad m loarl 6me men whom Col, Mulligan had scut on tbe saiiio errand that 1 was ou, and they we captured also at or near Gimscow and taken to lxiiig ton and kept, l ill after lbs battle, and were then released. 1 temalncd in biding, dor.ing and pocping till night had well tct in. aitd then 1 started ou the tramp, stid; chilly and hungry. 1 was not in a fit condition to do any groat walking, yet I knew that was my only safety. About mid night I mot a eobired hism, woman aud boy. They did not seem KurjHied at meeting me, for, as they said, all the men folks were giug t C!e. rriee's anay to fight tbe KorUtemers at JexiiigtoM. 1 aked lor something to eat, fma I bad eaten nthing lor two days, and had lKHn under a great idiytiiesl and mental strain. 1 wanted food aud a chance to stretch myhdf for a few hours. I did Hot date tell those peo ple that I was a Northerner, but 1 told them 1 was their friend. think from tins emphatic way 1 talked tlie man itbcr thought I was what 1 repr'-'seatod myself te be and twbl bis wife aud boy to stay with me till be got back. JJc was gens about 20 minutes, when be returne-1 aud told me to come witb bim. I went and bis wife nd boy followed. Me took me to a little cabin, where we found a young colored iuuu aud wife. He then took a good look at me and said: "You's ft North erner. I seed you lide hy day liefere yeter dAy.M He rved te In? a friend, gave me corM bread, cold cahbags and bacon. Wben I bad eaten enough 1 went into the loft aud slept tilt be called me. which was almost night of the next day. He then gave me more baeon, cah bagc. Ash-cake and buttermilk. I did a eol diet's duty to all. and thankfully received a gcticieus luuch wrap! In a towel, tnt;e of the cleanest te be sutv, lmt it Auswetod a double purpose, for when tbe lunch bad been oAteo, it was baudy at tbe little streams which I crossed, Te make a long etory hberi, my friend begaa proAfioctiug. idic retern message wa anything but satisfactory. Jle reported sc Idlers, hoise and foot, " pbmiy aud a 4enty,H marching for Lexington. His advice was te &uy right whar you hi till I come back." He locked his cabin door, and be and bis wife left me alona, with not even a cat to keep me company. Many Umes 1 could bear tbe cheering of Price's men and often tbe iroport of a gun, yet there 1 was alone in the woods, well kuowiug that if the farmer soldiers knew of my presence so near them it would be a short shuffle and cut for me. 1 felt uneasy, fearing some of the prowlers might investigate tbe inside of the cabin. Bat in the oatly days of the war there were xwy few "ruiders," "bummers," or "coffee-coolers." These men were too fail of " On te Lexington." I began to think my friend bad met with trouble and was unable te return. However, while peeping through a chink, aud wondering where, in tbe name of God, be bad gene, and why lie did not eotno back, I beard the heavy tramp of men, aud as I looked I saw one, then two, then more, come out of tbe woods and approach Lbs cabin; not stealthily, but boldly. You tterhatsj can imagine bow I felt. I really had more fear at tbut moment than I bad while digging my grave, for 1 bad not a thing te de fend myself with, I took to tbe left and lay IMtuting with excitement. They came te tbe doer, talked in a low tone, and then unlocked tbe door. You may again try to imagine the reaction I es per iet iced when, after they bad raked up tbe fire aud struck a light, 1 saw my worthy col ored friend, bit wife, aud an old colored m with them, fie proved be the wife's father, whom they had brought to try and "steer M me straight for the Northern army atkLexiug ton. I was glad ; more than glad. took that oJd.gray-bairod man by (he band, and his grasp Udd me he would he true te me. JSefore start ing 1 ate another auack. All 1 bad te da was te follow the obi man. Ll(. From the apfcfraucc of things te mi then, tb country was all a cainpfire. J a fact. Price bad aroused tlie people with tbe cry of Stato rights; yet well be knew that cry meant accession. My boy Lli knew the country te a charm; winding through dense thickets of blackjack to avoid tb moving troops, which, to look at, wh would never have taken for soldiers. It looked like the old-time " training days. Pome Were in tbe4r shirt-sleeves, some In costs, witb bats and cais of all colors and shapes, with new and then an old uniform. ; overt hcJees, this voey same riffraff was seen te make one of tlie finest regimeuU in the service droop its colors. Although 1 was young And active, and Eli aa old man, be could walk all around me. Tbe nearer w approached LcxlNglon, tbe mora difficult it became. Wo crossed tboir line of march three or four times, and J felt shaky, you may be sure. About 3 o'clock la tbe morning my old friend pointed to a bight and said, "Ix-xington. Three miles mere of dangerous road, and, after ail my aseapes, I might never reach Mulligan's tines. 1 Jay light was creepiug ou slowly, and I knew it was now or never. 1 knew nothing of tbe formation of our lines, but of course felt that there was a picket-line, and I mast reach it. We pushed forward, nasoiug through tbo troops lying hy tbe roadside, waiting for daylight, with ordcrsi to make tlie attack ou tbe hub) band of brave . boys of tbe 23d J 11., Mulligan's Irish llrigade, While walking rapidly aud listening at ten- lively, 1 uisooveiea J na left j'nees men entirely. Before I had fairly thought of the cause of the silence, a stentorian vm&t rang on my tar, "Mult! n ha oomes there? M "Sergeant of tbe Guard!" and other such challenges. I oould have bugged that man Putnam, of Co. I. As I answered "Friend," I could bear tbe click, click of their muskets, ready for any (jmergency. 1 advanced and was of course recognised at once, Capt Qulrck and Lieut, fibauley were Officers of tbo Guard and Day, the youngest ef course having the Guard. 1 was At onne taken te Cob M ulUgnu. What a difference iu tbo feeling new And when I was lakes before the tebel Cob Martin Green ! I related to tbe Colonel all I knew, bAt I had aeon, bow nil the Ktate of Missouri was march ing ou Mulligan and Lexington. I was ordered to my company te prepare for tha "fun" that was to eommeuee in tho early mom iug. Price opened fire coon after e a. mM and it continued all day, we returning it over our breastworks wbicb had been thrown up. In the grounds of the Female bcruiuary were two cisterns and a well. J 'or two days e got water from a spring near by, but as I'rico closed In, be cut us elf from the spring, which left us with tbe cbstems aud wsll half full of water. with dead cats, dogs and ether ulth which tha boys of the town bad thrown into them. It is enough to say that we oouhfu't drink that water, but sought Price fe hours without water. Family OoL Mulligan, being entirely sur rounded, with tiosigu of Gen. Storgis coming to his relief, and knowing that Price was being reiuforced every hour, surrendered. We were to take an oath not te fight against tbe State of Misiuii, tho cflicers giving up swords, but Col. Mulligan was aiiowed to retain bis. fly this time one would hare thought my troubles were evr, at least I thought so, but after tbe suircudu I was bunted up by Csjtt. Black, And tu other officers of Col. Martin Green's regiment, saying tbey wanted revenge fur killing their men, and were determined to carry out tbeaeuUnoe of that drum-bead court martial, t demanded an interview with Gun. Prioe, wbicb tbey vwj reluctantly granted. I called tor Cot. Mulligan, aud he Mtated positively that 1 only can UA a dispatch calling ler troops, and I was dismissed at once. Gen. Price saying to Urn levels 1 did just what bo would have done bad ha boon in my plaeo, and ordered I was injured he would hold them rosponsihlc. Jn a few days wo were shipped to St. Lonis, and from there to Chicago, anil then by order of the Secretary of War, mustered out of sor vioo. Col. Mulligan reorganized the 23J with many of tbo old boys, but I struck for home, Philadelphia, and a:terarost onltsted iu the ilOtli Pa. llegarding Eli. Ho entered our linos with me ud was well taken care of. When water became scarce and it was evident that we must surrender, the Colonel gavo him permission to go into Lexington to some of his white friend?. I saw him After wo had surrendered, ami ho was grinning all over his face. I understand that the 22 meu whom Col. Mulligan sent down tbo river on tho steamer Sunshine with the same mossige 1 carried, wero captured by tho rebel Col. Mai tin Green the same morning 1 oscApod.J. K. McUiiKfiNKY, -11G P stieot northwest, Washington, D. C. Boad "Better thau a Pension " on page : IN OLD VIRGINIA. A Xou Tark raialrjmsn Finds Svrtctnew Oalorf. Editor National Tribunk: My mem ory recalls many of the scones and incidents of 1SG3, when oiir regiment (1st N. Y. M't'd Killc-0 wero kept incessantly in tho saddlo scouting tli rough Virginia and North Caro lina, limiting dowu guerrillas and bushwhack ers, capturiug trains of blockade i tinner, fioi.ing all horses and mules wherever found, and making n thorough search of all suspected houses for guns and other implements of war, which wo destroyed. Many of those shotguns wero of the most expensive imported Eugltsh manufacture, yet dearly as I prized a good fowling-piece, 1 was compelled to strike them against tho butt of a tree until they wero xeii dered nsclow?. Four beautiful silver-mounted fahotguus that were loaded wero handed to mo on one occasion to strike against the trees, with a warning to he careful that they did not explode and kill me. It was wonderful how my hump of caution commenced to enlarge at that moment . and led me into tho wood?, where, away troni the g:ise of the offlcors, I took a last fond look at them aud gently laid them down hy tho hult of a large tree, covering them up with leave and brush as carefully as though they weie four of my dear depatted friends; then sadly I retraced my steps to my company, entertaining a hope that I would soon return and remove them to safer quarters. Hut, alas, that time never came. Wo reached tbe Eden ton Koad, N. C, April 15, lrXt, and tbeie oucouuterod a stroug forco of Confederate cavalry, which wc immediately charged, and after r hard and wcll-coutcMcd fight succeeded in routing, capturing many prisoners, with but slight loss on our side. Having now more than 209 horses and mules that wc had captured on this raid, ami having to de(iend altogether on the country that we passed tlwough for our huhsUtcnce, aud liug many miles from our camp iu Suflolk, Va..with our horses and men completely jaded by inces sant marching and encounters with the enemy, it was deemed iiece-sury to make a halt within a few miles of tbe town of lMeuton for a few days' rest. Then small detachments from each company were sent out to s?our the country for coin, oats and hay for the horses and provis ions tor the men, for which we gave rectipti, showing the quantity of grain or hay, by whom and for what company and regiment taken. Those claims were to bo paid hy the Govern ment on proof of tbe owner's loyalty to the United SUtra. During this halt two of on r men procured passes to go outside the picket to buy butter aud eggs. As tbe day and night passed away. and tbey did not return, Capt. Harmon ordered me te take two men and hunt them up aud arrest them. After ruling a couple of miles we got on tbeir trail, and tracked them to a distillery, where I learned they bad leen the day befote, and bad their canteens filled with Xotth Carolina bugjuice," aud bad proceeded on tbeir way towards the town of Edenton. It was a dangerous undertaking for three man te travel in that direction, as the woods were alive witb lmshwhackcrs, aud we expected to have a volley fired into us at any moment; but we res'dvod te go through or dieiu the attempt, iro putting our horses to the top of their speed, we soon entered the town aud dahed up to the hotel. I made inquiry of tbe landlord whether be bad aau two of our men around there, aud was informed that he bad, and that their borws were in bis stable, IhiI tbo men had goue away And had been under tbe influence of liquor ever sinee tbry bad been iu town, aud many families bad become greatly alarmed at their actions. During this conversation 1 noticed that the piaxza of tbe hotel had become crowded with excited citizens, but I soon quieted t'icir appieheusious of any fui titer annoyance from those two men by stating that I had been Mint to arrest them, and if they bad committed any depredations upon tbe citizens, they would Ikj puuit-hed, asour soldiers were strictly forbidden te molest auy citizen. This seemed to have the desired effect 'i quieting their fears, and tbey became moie friendly, and told me where I could find the two men I was looking for, aud one man vol unteered bis services to show me where the bouse was tuat tuey were in. I tooK him along and be pciuted it out, ami we went in, arrests and disarmed tbe men, and marched back to tbe hotel. It being now 2 o'clock in tbe afternoon, and feeling quite hungry, I asked tho landlord if be could provide us witb something to eat, and I would pay bim for it. Ho said it was pat tbe dinner hour, bet be would 9"e what he oould do, and left us, but soon returned and in vited us into thediuing-roam, where we found tbe table bountifully spread with cold bam and tbe remuauts of a turkey, to which we did ample justice, as it was the host dinuorl had eaten since 1 left New York in Ibtil. I asked tbo landlord bow uiueh the bill was. but bo re fused te make any charge, win reuj ou each of us banded him a silver half dollar, with which be seemed to be well satisfied. As I was anxious to find out from the parties themselves tbe extent of the depredations that bad been committed hy tbe men, I asked one of tbe citizens to go with mo to a Mrs. Sugars and Iter daughter, who, he said, had been so terribly fiightened that they had lied into a cornfield anil remained there all night, not daring to go to tbe bouse. He willingly accHiipiuied me to Mis. Kugars'a, whom I found to be just the sweetest little lady I had had the pleasure of meeting with, either in Virginia or North Caro jina, j u 1 jci, sue was wic very essence 01 sweci- ness; aud as for her daughter, she was nothing short of the concentrated extract of the essence of sweetness. Jn conversation witb them. I roon learned that tbey were more frightened than injured. Their story was to t be 1 fleet that alwut 8 o'clock tbe evening before, while sitting on their front stoop, tbey mw two mon approaching the house. Tbey hastened insHe, Iockil the door, got out of a back window unseen by tbo men, and took refuge in tho cornfield. The men, arriving at tbe bouse, knocked for admittance, aud alter waiting some time without getting any answer, aud thinking it was a deserted house, tbey crept tRiougb tbe window, aud finding plenty of provisions, made a fire aud cooked a good supper, remaining there all night, not know ing anything of Mrs. Sugars and her daughter being in tho cornfield. They left early uext morning without disturbing suj thing iu the bouse except a bat tbey took to eat. I succeeded in convincing the ladies that tbey need have no fears iu tho future, and upon no consideration to leave their bouse when tbey saw any of our men, as they would not dare barm them even if they were so dis posed. Alter roceiving a pressing invitation to call upon tbem at any time I relumed to Kdcu ton, I left for tbe hotel, satisfied that tho stories 1 bad heard were greatly exaggerated. Arriving at thd hotel, aud finding it quite late in tits afternoon, aud knowing that Capt. Harmon would be anxiously waiting my re turn, 1 had the horses brought out. Wo were soou iu the saddle, and waving an adieu to the laudiord and those who had assembled at the hotel, we star tod on the trot for our camp, which we reached in safety, to the great de light of Capt. Harmon, who had given us up for lost. When 1 told him that I had been to the town of Bdenlon bo could scarcely credit it, and censured urn for rnuitiiig such a risk. Three days later we wcie again iu the saddle, and to my gteat joy we were marching Iu the direction of Ediulou. The shades of evening bad jast closed over the town as we rode into tbe main street, wbeie we halted for the night. 1 noticed on our way that wa had pased the corner of tbe street where 1 had parted with so much swestuess three days before. Orders were given te slacken the saddle-girths, no fires being allowed that night. A d rinding rain commenced to fall, and the darkness be came almost overwhelming in its intensity. Tbe roll was called witb as little noise as pes Hilda, and we all lay dowu by our horses. Now was my opportunity to tsako good my promise te call upou Mrs. Sugars aud daughter, aud I thase flicors not to molest mc, and if quickly availed myself of it. Taking off my saber and fastening it to tho saddle, lest tho noise of it might alarm tho guard, with cat liko tread I started iu tho direction of tho corner that led to tho house, being guided by tho picket fence, which I knew would lead mo to the corner. All was as still as death ; not a sound could I hear, with tho exception of a horse stamping tho ground occasionally. Just as I had reached tho corner and was congratu lating myself how, well I was getting along, and what a pleaant timo I would have, judge of my surprise when a largo maslilT that had been lying quietly inside of tho fence, with a frightful hark, bounded against the fence at mc. Then, and not until then, was I awaro that I could jump, and, for an amateur, I am satisfied that I made the best jump on record. It would havo been but the work of a mo ment for mo to have shot and killed that dog, hut that would have alarmed the whole picket lino, and would probahly have led to my arrest. Hastening on as fast as I could in the darkness I soon camo in sight of a light iu tho house, ami upon a nearer approach I could distinctly hear the voices of men, mingled with those of womon, talking and laughing on tho piazza. 1 halted, wondering what it could mean. Who were those men? Wero they Coufcderato sol die! s or members of my own regiment? Hero was an unexpected dilemma. Vhat should I do; advance or retreat? Then tho old ad ago came to my relief, "A faint heart ne'er won a, fair lady," and I crept up a littlo closer and listened attentively for some word that would denote whether they wero friends or foes. My susponso was of short duration, for I was overjoyed to hear them talk of homo ami mother in New York, and expressing a desiro that they would soon return to their camp at Sullblk, whero they expected many letters awaiting them. Satisfied that they wero friends, I now advanced to the house. In stantly both men sprang to their feet and shouted. "Halt! who goes there?" "IstN.Y. M't'dltifles; don't be alarmed," I replied. My coming so suddenly upon them quite unnerved Mrs. Sugars ami daughter, hut upon recogniz ing who the intruder was all their fears at onco vanished, and they gave niu a very cordial re ception, to the great discomfort of tho other two, who, although belonging to my regiment, were strangers to mc. Iu less than half an hour I had tho great pleasure of bidding them good-night, and see ing them depart for the regiment. As I was hungry, wet, and tired, wo entered tha house, where I found tluro was a good, comfortable fire; and to make our meeting, if possible, more enjoyable, they prepared mo a good stipier of fried ham aud eggs, hoecaku and tea, which I ate and drank with a rc'isit. Feeling satisfied that our regiment would remain ou the main street where I had left them until morning, unless they wero attacked by a superior force of the enemy, I resolved to remain iu 1113- comfortable quarter?, ami aked the privilege of lying 011 the floor for the night. This they would not hear to, hut insisted upon my occupying a good bed iu the next room. I thanked them, but said I did not daro accept Lthcir kind offer, as tlicro might bo an attack J made at any moment, ami I would he obliged to liurry iacK 10 my company, ami uy lying dowu ou the floor I would be better prepared to do so. They finally consented, ami bidding mo good -night retired. After examining the doors and windows and seeing that they were securely fastened, I stietcliod myself ou the floor in front of the lira with two trusty revolvers by my aide. I was soou enjoying that sweet sleep that a tired soldier so much appreciates.. IJy the first daw 11 of morning I was up, feel ing much refreshed, and with thanks for their hospitality bade them aiait farewell and hurried back to my compiuy, whero I found them just as I had left thvou If this fchouid meet tbo cyo of auy of the parties mentioned, who remuaibor the circum stance, tho writer would bo pleased to hear from them. TikiM U.vssoir, Orderly Sergeant, Troop A, 1st N. Y.M't'd Uifles, Pluckemiu, N.J. Bead " Better than a Pension " on page 2. i. - .n.i A NERVY FELLOW. The Way a Youngster ;iarr!icil Three Johnny Ktbs Into Camp. Editor National Tribune: There camo into our I'ost, at tbo last regular meeting, a visiting comiadc. Prof. A. A. ihtrtow, who has just grounds to claim tho honor of being one of tho youngest regumriy-culistcd soldiers dur ing the late civil war. Prof, itartow was n merof'of Co. F, 1-I5th Ohio. lie enli-ted at Sai .usky and wa mtis tetcd out at Camp CiiHse, at the age of 11. He carried the same musket givou him at tho time of iiis enlistment uutil bu was dis charge!, marched with bis company in lino whenever called upon, took his part on picket and skirmish duly, ate his hardtack ami sow belly whenever it was possible to get tho same, and never lost a day hy sickness during his term of soldier life, lie is .'10 years old, weighs 157 pounds, and is Principal of the Emerson School iu tho city of Taooma, a position which only those worthy aud well qualified cau ob tain. A little incident which was told in my hearing by one of hh comrades ia too good to keep from your readers. Toward tho closo of a warm afternoon in Jul3 lsM, young Bartow found a horse, sad dled aud bridled and ready for u rider, in a lane about half a mi'o from camp. Tho horso was looso and walking leisurely down tho road. Bartow caught tho animal, lit his pipe, mounted, aud started dowu a littlo hill, keep ingasharp lookout for something to stowaway into his haversack. Pulling away at his brierwood pipo, and thinking of home and mother, ho camo sud denly upou three Johiiiiiee sitting on a log hy tha side of the road, with tboir bucks toward him, while their guns wero leaning agaiu&t a tree soma 10 feet away. "Here 3 a go," said ho to himself. Threo rebels in front of him and nothing iu the world to defend himself with. Necessity ia tho mother of a hold front. Ho knew that he would soou be taken iu if ho did not act, and that quickly. Snatching tho pipe out of his mouth, ho threw his hind out toward tho rcba and shouted "About face forward, march ! und quick, too." The Johnnies sprang to their fuel, whoelcd around, aud seeing what they supposed to bo a revolver pointed at them, walked out into the road ahead of his horse. " Forward, march ! double quick," and away they went up the lane toward camp. Ono half-hour later three rebel soldiers camo running into tlie Union lines ahead of a horso carrying a 11-ycar old boy, who had a brier wood pipe iu his hand. You may well imagino tho surprise of his companions on seeing him bring threu prison era into camp. They took him from tho horso aud tossed him into tho air, ami gavo threo cheors for tho littlo hero of Co. F. Jesse To bias, Taooma, Wash. Read " Better than a Pension "on pago 2. At tislnfV HI!!. Editor Nat ionai. Tkibuni:: Comrade Far lay, Co. 1), 5th U. S. Cav., ia not quito correct. Thoro wore five companies of tho 5th U. S.; also the Gth Pa. Lancers (cavalry, and 110 other cavalry wero present at Guinos.s Mills. They must have lieeu to our right. Tho Pa. Lancers (cavalry) did not chargo, Eimply because they teceivod no order3 to make the charge. They wero on our loft and a littlo lo tho front, and remained there during tlie chargo made by tho companies of tho 5th U. S. Cav. Co in r ado, do you remouiber at tho bridge that night, and how our boys used tho luucos? That was not right. Capt. Royal was badly wounded long beforo tho battle, at the crossroad leading to the Pamuuky River, also a comrade was killed in the same place. This comrade, while in Texas, would often sing, whifescouting, tho " Last Rose of Summer." Tho boy would oflen call out, " Would you go houfbr" JI roply would be, " 1 shall novor soe homo again." Cau any of the comrades stats tho loss of tho 5th U. S. Cav. from tho timo wo left Texan un til tho close of the war? Louis AliEND, Co. A, 5th U. S. Cav., Zumbrota, Minn. - - m Read "Better than a Pension" on page 2, So Cera Peeler. Drae' Mugatlnt-I Polite Waitress Ten, Doctor? Doctor No, coffee, if you please. Waitress Roast hoof, Doctor? Doctor If you please. Waitress Corn, Doctor? Doctor (indiguaatly) No, madam; I am a dentist. I OJ -! Head "Better thau a Pension " ou paco 2. PICKET SHOTS From Alert Comrades All Line. Along tlie The 3d Yf. Hatttry at Fort Grew. C. A. Story, 3d Vt. battery, Victory, V., says that iu all tho accounts ho haa read about Fort Gregg, lie has scon nothing regarding the part takeu by any of tho batteries. Ho knows three batteries aided materially in the capture of tho fort, his being one. Tho battery belonged to tho Resorvo Artillery of tho Sixth Corps, and had four brass guns in Fort Fisher. The writer had been a monibcr of tho old Vermont Brigade about two years before, and naturally felt n great deal of interest in them, especially bin own old company and regiment, and he knows they did their full share in the capture of Petersburg. Tho M Vt. Iwttery had the honor of firing tho signals for the charge of tlie Sixth Corps, and tho battery wa3 held in readiness for anything that might happen. It moved out at tho request of Col. Michie, of Gen. Gib bon's staff, passed tho captured picket-lined, aud took position within 300 yards of Battery Owen, a rebel fort in front of Gregg, dislodged tho enemy's sharpshooter?, anil then moved forward to a position south of Fort Gregg, opening an effective fire upon that work. An hour's vigorous firing by tho battery silenced the guns iu Gregg, disabling two of them, which wero afterwards capfured in tho fort, aud killing several of the gunners. The Oth Ohio Ihttttry. A. S., 9th Ohio battery, Foisomvillc, Ind., savs that tho Oth Ohio battery had no Mill Spring guns until the closo of the war, and Eugono Pendleton never saw a Mill Spring gun, as the battery hvd six 12-pound Napoleons when ho joined it in 18(13 or lfeftl. They filially got fcix 10-pound Rodman guns at Bridgeport, Ala., and used them until tho clow of tho war. They did not go to the ?ea with Siiorman. Newell Orcutt was the only battery man who died at tho handrf of the guerrillas at Elk River. Jim Foley (Wagon-Master; got well, but is crippled, and the other two were detailed men, Jacob?, Teamster, from the 13tb Mich., ami John W. Dought from they'd Wis. John Wilson and Dwight Murray disappeared shortly after the war, and were never heard of. The writer was down around Huutsville a faw yean a'go, and thinks ho camo across tho leader of the guerrilla gaug. one Col. Lem Meade. He also got acquainted with Frank Gurloy, who shot Gen. R. L. McCook. He went to Ilogjaw aud all around there, and saw old man Red man, and enjoyed himself immensely. He wishes Ransom L. Smith hud been along. K. A. Pendleton, Utb Ohio battery, Water bury, Conn., says thoro is a mistake in tho history of his battery recently published. The battery did not go to the sen with Gen. Sher man, however much they may have wished to, but wero transferred to tho Fourth Division of tho Twentieth Corps, Army of tho Cumber land, ami left at llridgeport, Ala., being in trusted with a very imiiortant duty of guard ing tho railroad aud pontoon bridges at that post. Comment and Correction?. A. J. Rising, 2d N. Y. II. A., Togns, Me., says the "Cannoneer" states that he took paina to ascortaiu tho exact strength of the heavy ar tillery regiments taken from Washington. The writer was n member of the 2d N. Y. IL A., and knows positively that they lmd from 1,000 to 1,200 more men than the " Cannoneer" has credited to the regiment (763;. If the same error has been made about other regiments the careless writers that tho "Cannoneer" speaks of are nearer right than lie is in their estimates. We havo 110 means of knowing what data Comiadc Rising has on which to baso his decla ration. But if lie will consult Vol. XXXIII, Series 1, Official War Records, he will find on pago a3 a report signed by Gen. II. W. Hal leck, dated April 17, 1861, in which the strength of the 2d N.-Y. H. A. is stated officially to be 763 men " effective present." This waa a special return, mado expressly to show tho strength of the heavy artillery regiments in tho defenses of Washington available for the field. It was prepared by order of Gen. Grant, and is the last return on file prior to tho de parture of those regiments for the field. If tho ' Cannoneer" was wrong it was Gen. Ualleck'a fault, aud Comrade Rising should havo tho ollicial records corrected u4 to the strength of the 2d N. Y. II. A. -Editou National Tkib unk. J. J. Lowdcn, President of tho Association of thcGtii U.S. Cav., Boston, Mas., says that in his communication in a recent issue about tho fight at Fairfield, Pa., he is made to say "and we, tho Gtli U. S. Cav., despise one of tho 7th Va. Cav. or anyone else who would attempt to rob tlie Gth U. S. Cav." This should be rob the (ith Va. Cav. (Confederate.) Capt. W. II. Car ter, Trcop F, Gth U. S. Cav., Fort Niobrara, is writing a history of the Gth Cav. from its or ganization to date, which will bu published iu tho Journal 01 tho Military bervice institute. To Lend a Helping Hand. R. B. Howell, Co. A, 3d Mich., Salineville, O., has been thinking of tho many thousands of bravo but erring boy3 iu gray wfio to-day from ago and wounds are undoubtedly iu a suffering condition. While our Government ia liberal to us that woro tho blue, it cannot in any way aid those who wero in tho rebellion. Ho thinks tho boys in blue with their own contributions, and with an appeal to the people of tho whole laud, could raise a fund that would bring joy into hundreds of homes where sorrow aud desolation ia now known. Tho Goveruora of tho different Southern States could appoititsuitaule Relief Committees to dis tribute such funds among the uecdy aud dis abled boys in gray. Sratterlnir. W. W. Shannon, Co. K, 7dth III., Ellinwood, Kan., says that a man named Morgan, of the 113th Ohio, was Wardmastor of tho field hos pital, Second Division, Fourteenth Corps, and borrowed 50 cents of tho writer. Morgan was sout back with tho wounded whilo tho writer went to the sea, and ho never got his 50 cents, lie would like to know how much tho debt would be at compound interest at 10 per cent, per annum. A man named Henry Futhy, Co. D, 78th III., lost his voico, and could only talk in a whisper. Wheu tho regiment charged at Joueeboro Futhy camo up to tho works iu front of a cannon, jumped on it, and tho rebels firod it off whilu ho was sitting astride of it. The result whs that ho could talk as loud and as fast as anyone else thereafter. Ho went homo aud married ouo of tho best girls that Illinois could boast of. A Gnml. William McCann, Co. H, 10th Pa. Reserves, Newmansville, Pa., says ho fulfilled his part of the contract with tho Government by partici pating in ovcry battle iu which tho Army of tho Potomac was engaged from Drainesville, Va., in November, 1S61, to Ikthisda Church, May 30, 1SG1, with tbo exception of Chancellorsville. The writer gavo three years of the prime of his life to preecrvo tho Government, and when he waa discharged this same Government retained $100 that jtutly belonged to him. After having had tho use of thia money for 26 years, it re quires him to provo that ho is the identical individual that served in tho army, and after ho has douo this it taken tho Government over three years, and ho docs not know how much longer, to pay the claim. Ho would Iiko to know if there are so many claims behind that it takes more than threo years to reach them. Ho would liko to know why thi3 iutolerablo delay in settling Government claims, for if he ever oxpecUt to got tho benefit of tho money it must come shortly. A Ooo.l Settling Place. Tbo comrades of McGovney Post, 336, Clear Water, Kan., desires to present thu claim of Clear Water, which is a city of GOO inhabitants, situated on the Niuuescah River, 1G miles south west of Wichita, as a good settling place. Clear Wator is on the south line of Sedgwick County aud tho north lino of Sumner County. It ia on a boautiful valley, which ia thickly settled, the land boiug tho best for agricultural purposes in tho great Southwest. Thu town is located at tho intersection of tho Fort Scott & Santa Fo Railroads. Tho school facilities are the beat. Thoro aro two good churches, several btisincsi house?, a flouring mill, au excellent creamery, good physiciaus, and tlie very best society. " There is a Grand Army Poat in splen did working order, every member of which ia readv and williue to wolcome any deserving comrade, aud assist him iu securing a homo. Takes Isstw with Comrade Sliarr. 0. A. Bradley, Co. B, 16th N. Y., aud Co. G, 13th N. Y. Cav., Trowbridge, Mich., takes issno with Colorado Shaw, of tho 93th Pa., when ho says that tho troopa of Porter's Division and Newton's Ilrigado were the only troops engaged, except artillery, at tho bnttlo of Gaines's Mills. Tho writer thinks tho whole corps was eugaged at that time, for he knows that the Sseend Bri gade of the Sseend Division was aHfeaged, and he thinks that the Jersey Brigade was also ia tho action. The Second Brigade waa composed of the loth and 27th N. Y., 5th Me., and 97th Pa., and better men never smelt powder. Tha 10th N. Y. relieved a Regular regiment, so ha knows that tbey were there without referring to tho casualties, which, as near as he can now rsmqmber, were Colonel and Lieu tenant-Colonel wounded, tbe latter dying within 18 boors two Capiaing wounded, and 23-1 rank and file killed ami wounded. Tbe writer does not like to see certain commands take all the credit for any action, for he knows that all did tbeir duty when called upon, and that the beat lighting was done by all. Hnrlbiit'i KxjwJ!Un. 31. J. Rbblie, Co. , 3d lawn. Fins BrigAne, Fourth Division, Seventeenth Corps, Ute, Iowa, sees that a number of comrades have under taken to answer Comrade 1 1 hart's inquiry a to the mysterious expedition of linrlbne's Division. The wriUr does net pretend to know tha object of the Bolivar expedition, but does kaow that tbey started Sept. 20, and re turned on the 21st a very tired lot of Uncle Sam's hirelings. Tbe rebels were making demonstrations on Bolivar, and he think tha expedition was sent to learn tbeir stieagth. He remambers they bad no difficulty in locating the Jobnnie!i, for tbey returned at a much foster pace than they bad gone. The Corinth ighs occurred the 3d and tth of October, the rebels retreating on the 5th. which waa the day tha obi Fourth met them as the Hatehie. The writer baa a copy of Gen. Ilurlbnt'a fcuawell order to the Fourth Division, which hail sees reinforced by the Pith Mieh. and 68th Ohio. That tight at the Hatcbia gave Hurlbutan additional star. Ilurlbut bad orders to rein force Roeecrang at Corinth er periah in the at tempt, lij the writer s pocket daily remem brancer they took up tha march at 3 a. m. Oct. 1, making over 25 miles, the cavalry ftghtiag with the rebels that evening. On tha morn ing of the -1th tbe battle of tha Hatehie opened, ami victory perched on tho banner ef the eld Fourth Divisiou. Information Asked and (then. E. N. Whitsett, Co. IL 27th Ind., Flora, Ark., would like to And a soldier of tha 13th N.J. whom be helped to wade through the Sappa bannoek River, in Virginia, the writer tarry ing the boy's lead across the river. The hist he saw of bim was at the Chattahooehie River, in Georgia, on the Atlanta campaign. The writer lost the diary which contained his name ami add rev. Jacob White, Hattiesburg. Miss., would like to hear from the man who claimed to be a United States agent to collsct soldier's claims against the Government, to whom ho gave hid discharge at East Pusengoulu to seileet back pay and bounty for him in 1S6T. Ho would like very much to get this diaehargt. Scattering. Joel Rider, Co. D, 98th 111., Viom, Mo., lest a leg by a cannon-ball at Cbickamangn, near Muddy Pond, Sept. 20, 1363, and lay on the Held 11 days before being removed to the hospital. He baa several mementoes of the battlefield, one a bunch of pine leaves plucked from a tree which stood within a. few feet of where he was wounded, which was sent to him by John H. Downing. John Kaley, of the writer's com pany, sent him a hickory stick that grew on tbe spot where ha was wounded. The writer's regiment belonged to Wilder's Brigade ef mounted infantry, and the General sent him a brigade badge from Roan MeuntaiH. Tenn. The writer remembers Capt. Weed picking hp a gun which fell from the hands of a wounded comrade and firing it rapidly at tho enemy, the blood trick ting from a wound in hia nice, mado by a fragment of a shell. Tho writer would liko to hear from the Captain. Kxecnted Vr'UIi John ISronn. B. F. Laughlin. Co. B, 11th Pa. Res., Marion Center, Pa., says that near Perth Amboy, N. J., ia a place called Eagles Wood, where two of the men executed with John Brown arc buried. These men's names were Stevens and Haslitt. Haslitt bad two brothers in the writer's com pany during the war, both good soldiers and intensely patriotic. The younger brother, who was but 17 yeara eld. waa killed at Charles City Crossroads iu ISrK. The other brother, William Ii., is living in Kansas, near where "Old Ossawatomio" eommencsd tho struggle that culminated at Harper's Ferry and brought about the great rebellion. The Haalitta wars born and raised in Indiana County, Pa., and Co. B, of the 11th Pa. Res., wero proud of the two soldiers who bore that naiao. 3o Sfld J! tine. L. G. Foes, Co. G, 31sfc M., Bbbleford, 3fa, writes to correct an error in the composition of. tbe Second Brigade, Second Division, Ninth Corps. Where the artiele hail it tho 33d Me., tho writer says that it was the 32l Me., as thero was no such regiment as the 33d Me.; and in stead of tho 10th N. H. it should be the 6th N. IL He offers these corrections in order to prevent some comrade from inquiring when the 33d Me. went to the front. Want to Cat JIurrled. Mrs. Ellen E. Billings, 103 Britten avenue, Syracuse, N. Y., a soldier's widow, would Bko to correspond with a veteraa, with a view to matrimony. She would prefer someone in the State of New York, ef respectability, from 45 to 50 years of age. John L. Barley, Marble Corners, Ind., wish as to correspond with a soldier's widow; with a view to matrimony. He is 69 years of ags, and draws a nension of $17 a month. Ho would like to find some good woman who owns a small home; a Methoiist preferred. Hobos to Se Them There. J. N. Stephens, Lieutenant, Co. L, 2d Mich. Cav., 1634 Curtis street, Denver, Colo., intends to go to the National Encampment ia Detroit next August, and would like to hear from others living in the Rocky Mountain regions who propose attending. He hopes to see many ef bis old comrades who live, or did live, at or near Buchanan ami Niles, Mieh. He tikes great pleasure in reading Tim National Tkibuxe, and recommends it to his friends. The 100th III. Editor Natioxah Tribdnk: Will you pleaso givo a short history of tho 100th 111. ; who was their regimental officers, etc. Early in the Spring of 'Ikj they came to Memphis aud wero quartered in Fort Pickering. A part of tho regiment showed a decided disloyal and mutinous spirit; in fact, when they were or dered to Yicksburg they stacked their arms and refused to go. A detachment of four com panies of our regiment (SOtli Iud.) was ordered to surround their quarters and guard them, and tbcy wero given one hour to pack their traps and march on to the boat, which was ready at the landing to convey them to Vieks bury. In tho meantime some of their otOeera wero placed under arrest. My recollection is Co. K did not join in the mutiny. After see ing them on the boat, I have never hoard any thing further from tho regiment. We were brigaded for a long time witb the 117th III., and was for a time with the 119(h, and a braver aud better lot of boys thau tbey were never mustered into tbe service. J. H. Woolt.kx, Co. F, S9th Ind., Mankato, Kan. Amswek. Tho 100th 111. waa recruited chiefly of residents of Union County 111., ex cept Co. K, which waa from Pulaski County. Tho regiment was mustered into service Sept. 11, lt2, at which time it was armed with a very iuferior musket. They remained in camp, drilling, uutil Oct. 20, when ordered to Cairo, thenco to Columbus, Ky., where the com panies wero separated, and assigned to guard duty for threo weeks, when the regiment whs moved to Bolivar, Tcnn., where it remained for two weeks; waa then moved to Moscow Tonn., whero they remained a week. From thero they went with Quinby's Division in the direction of Holly Springs. The regiment was detached from Quinby's Division at Lumkin's Mill, and remained there, their arms being thought unfit for use in battle. It waa subse quently moved back to Holly Springs and guarded railroad bridges between that place aud Waterford. In January, 1S63, the regi ment moved to Memphis, where they remained uutil March, doing guard duty. From there they went to Lake Providence, La., arriving there April 1. The regiment. being reduced hi numbers, at thia time was consolidated with the 11th 111. Tbe Colonel of the regiment was Alexander J. Nimino, who was discharged April 10, 1363, on aecouot ef consolidation ef tho regiment; Lietit.-C'ol. Elijah A. Wilhtrd was dismissed Feb. 1, 1863; Lieut-Col Thos. M. Terrine waa discharged April 10, 1863; Maj. S. M. P. MeClure was discharged April 10, 1363. Editor Natioxai. Tkiks. Weak, Xurvetn Jlen. Send at once for ftiH dlretllotw (ssnlsd) FREK of Coalmen Som 1Ijih Tnaumsnt, will poiMMvety sure otl Ui etifects oi im potency, , "A only euro ttnowu for varicocele, tut iunl tiurtuin awlbotl, 110 uloctriu ga jt'uAiuiAtx Co., Albiuu, Jllcnisau. SfeM ef tft line: Emmoft XvnrwHSA Thwtobu WIHt yeni kindly give mo the following mess tfasstgfc.lt en solum ef yon paper, via.: 1. Tha total aumeer of ens4mejtn mi kHoi Union Army during the war of the mbalMoa.. 2. Tha total number of mon In the ITnieut armies daring the rebellion. (Thosolmtmimtli do net show the actual nnmoar af 1 enlisted twice a mora.) 3. The total nnrober of men dtachoroodl fsesm the Union armies a tho close of the fohalUon.. I. The number of men still reomtoiatg, has tho Union army altar tbo discharge af tbeTe- antoer, who bad server) at any time leaning) the war. I refer to tbe Regular Army. 5. The nomber of call mado by iJnoofai He Sea, tha antonns caller for In cooh eatsVacalt m nnmoar that Mpoade6 0. Tha number and (fcvtca of drain ewibwaV,, in what States the daafta had to ho en fe away and tbo number af man wisest by dwft kx aaofiv State. 7. Tbe total nnmber ef men who wotelrilhsjll er died of wonaih in the Union army shrahsgt the rebellion ami also the total naaVaor, wAo died of disease. a At what mto per year the oht aoldtam sf. the rahellioH aro now dying. 9. The total anntba of them' now INfaasfi Will you kindly respond in yen aaooc to) the above questions, and bMge Ol X JsJMtS?,, Reek well City, Iowa. A.-iswKK. Yon acJfc as some nesfbma wMabi no man can answer. Tbe ashen we wHi taj to. 1 and 2. Tha total 11 amber of saHsiawi dwring the war waa 2,859,132. How a M wreak mmnditmi served no man ftnowet m waa possible for one man to base served one asi many aa Ave enlistments daring the wwsv The Adjutant-General baa placed the solanV ments reduced to a three-years' soandaadt at 2,327,917 men. 3. There were aooai 900.000 man dtochatimtll as the close of the wan. Tho exact ftgwaaa eaov no be given. I. Tbe actual strenatn of she fegnbwr. Akesy March 31, 1863, was 13,380 present, aod77S0 absent total, 2I.6K0; A btrim fores off wtnn toers and colored troops were kep m saaviwoi until as late aa 1367. 5. President Lincoln called for 7S.0W tnase months men April 15, 1861, and ! as spendcil. May 3, 1361, he railed for SOMtfii men for three years, and thero ware Jbrnianedl under this call, 657.96B three-years meayATlSl six-months men ; 9,1-17 one-year men, aodiScV 950 two-years men, mahinsr a total af 700660' men. In May and June. 1362, Now York, OnJoj Indiana and Illinois furnished sheas 3BMm th ree- months men. July 3, 1&62, the Yttetdea called for 300,000 three-years men. sod w csived 2),m. Aug. 1. HG2, 300,000 he menths men were called for, and 97,586) ft. nished. June 15, 1S63, 16,361 six-mon tha meet were called out. Oct. 17. te63, and Feb. 1. ll, 540,000 men for three years were called for, andl 369.380 were tarnished. March 1-1, 1864,3001 000 three-years man were called for. amr29S,lWl furnished. In the Summer of 1861 93,612 M days men were called enk July 16V M,, 500.000 three-years men ware called Jok saw 386, 161 furnished. Dee. 19. ISftH 300,fJ momv were called out, ami 212,212 tarnished Jo one-,, two, three and four years. 9. The drafted men actually held to aervdoo numbered 52,068, and there were 75y4Cfl' son-' scripts who sens substitutes. Ik wenbr. hsllo up too mech space to answer this Msefcfeat tally. 7. The latest estimates places she aembac ' killed in battle as 110,070; I wn bnmuY moso than this, as a rent anmhera ef the " mhwiag,'" were really killed!. There were lNSdsa3i from disease. 8. It is estimated that about 20,00ft votopaosi are dying per annnm. 9. The census reports show JilfceW Batem veterans were surviving las year. Jfcwoa NATJOif At Tkibcxb. Fur Cenrage of hemss. Editor NathmtaiTkibitx: 1. Eloasesbdoi what loss Gen. Palmer's Division seosuhasdtaft the battle of Chickamaugn. 2. What was the per cent, of loss 00 aex abk) (Uuion) at the two battles GefctysberK aadi Chiekamauga? You understand me, to ta number of Mien eiixased. 3. In what battle did our army socmen, ftoi biggest loss hi percentage? M. SaiASCw, Duvall, O. A.vswkh. 1. Tha loaa ef Palmar Dyteten at Chickamaiiga waa: 13-1 killed 1,931 wosaded) and 203 missing. Total, 1308. 2. Assuming that wo had 32,000 mon at Gettysburg which is far above tho anmce: actually engaged and our loss to ha 39'St this would make the toss 23 per conk (Eton, El M. Cist's estimate of tbe Union soldiers actually engaged at Chickamangr. is 35,000, andi shale toss 16,330. This would make the loss over. 20i per cent. 3. Taken as a wholo army, tho fecgesti per. ceutago of toss was that of the Army of tbo Tenncssco at Shiloh, which met 10,060 antt af 38,000 actually eitgaaed. The par contago o toss, taking whole armies, was generally larger in the Western than the Eastern armies, bsaanae in tha Wast it was the policy to put every; available man in, ami fight tho battlo to & infem, while in tbe East, especially the aarlias yeafft of the war, the practice was to hold a larae portion of the army in reserve, and aot right to' a finish. On the other hand, as a sale, the fighting regiments, brigades, divisions and corps in tbe Eastern armies show a larger par eeatage of losses than those west of the Allegany Mount ains. On the other hand, again, we Believe that the Western regiments were mora sxpent killers than tha Eastern troops, and inflicted: a forger proportionate loaa on the ancavy voant they su Ub red thsmsetvec Editor &iatKf?&:e The lO&l Pa. Editor National TntBtrn Phmsfl! oub- lisb a brief history of the M8fi Pa. Jt Bi. Evaxs, Co. M, 102d Pa., 3221 BeBoresi steeeF,. South St. Lonia, Mo. Pittsburg was tho place of organ rsafctaai af. the 102d Pa., during August, 1&61, bat it was not uutil March of tha nest year tbalftn Washington, whero it had spent the Whiter, aud proceeded with McClolbin's army to tho Pan insula, there taking part in the sparattona before Yorktown, and taking a eonwderaele part at Williamsburg. Fighting at Jai Oaks in Peck's Brigade, Couch's Division, FottiHnY Corps, it knfc 12 killed, 47 wounded, andt 10 missing, Its M:ijor (Poland) was killed hi a grand and successful charge at Malvern Hill. After the battlo of Antietain it became aparteefi Nevton'3.Divwion, of the Sixth Corps. At the fighting at Marye's flights and Salem Church Geu. Whetou led tho brigade, and been tho regiment lost 12 killed, 5-1 wounded, andt 106 missing or captured. Iu Id&t, with aimeco tho whole of the old command re-enlisted. It took the field with full ranks. Tbe battle of theWiK derness was particularly fateful, the casualties of the 102d reaching 163 in killed and wound od; Col. Patterson was killed. Lieut,-Col. Mo Ilwaine was tost at Cold Harbor ami Maj. Cole man fell while leading tbe regiment at Cedar, Creek, where the regiment tost 12 killed and1 SO wounded. There were four Colonels of tho regiment: Thomas A. Rowlwy, who became a Brigadior-Ceueral; Joseph M. Kiukead, who resigned in May, 18(13; Jobn W. Patterson andt James Ptttehell, who was brcvetted Uanton aiit-Coloc) in September, 1801. The total1, looses were : 10 officers and 171 man killed audi died of wounds; 1 officer and 81 man dfadtofi disease, accidents, in prison, eta.; the totsK enrollment being 2,000. Editoe NLwMeftAE. Teisbx. " The tilth 3Iaw. Editor Natioxai. Tbibpsb: Please toilfmo what battles the tilth Mass. was engaged! iu from Jan. 1, 186M, to tbe closo i tbo w2 Lrvi W. Mrtcaif, Hiram &. leray fes,,), Maiden, Mass. May 13 and 1 k IS&t, the 2ith bad some sharp righting in tho preliminaries to the assault ee, Drewry's BlutT, but was not in tbe naswwlh. The day after this May lb' it helped rapnlao the counter-attacks of the rehela, losing in this aeries of operations eight killed, -13 wounded and sevon missing. During the neat month it had a scries of skirmishes for the pceoceaioa oi tha Petersburg Railroad, in which it loch one killed and 10 wounded. Jnne 14 it fought at Deep Bottom, losing 10 killed, 93 wounded ami 12 missing. It was almost constantly wades fire in front ef Petersburg for tbe next month, and lest three killed ami a largo Bosahoc wounded. Oct. 7 it lost two killed and eight wounded on the Darbytown Komi. Ostv TO, a ear tho same place, it lost ive killed, t wounded and five missing. Again, Oct. 27, lb lost two wounded. This waa ito last sestaea fighting, though it was constantly ou the line 'and entered Richmond April 8. Xr 2?U TIOKAX. TkMIBWI. ' Nervous DoblHty, poor; memory,, dlfil; denes, Mt waalce), nJmpIss, eajuH cured by Dt. NmW Jtsrwlas. ?iHiplasj5. , gists, by mall Me. Mlis Mao. Qvi,.Mwzwim,biai