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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON,-D. C, THURSDAY, JUNE. 29, 1893.
YOlf 1 FIGHTING THERJ OVER What Our Veterans Have to Say About Their Old Campaigns. Tho "Editor desires communications for publica tion in tiio FJplitinjr Them Over and Picket Sbot colt! tuns. Comrades nro requested to writo fre quently, legibly, briefly, to ibe point, on ono sido of the paper, and with each nubject on a separate sheet. If articles arc of importanco copies should be kept, in case of accidental JofcS. Matter for these columns should be of cencral interest to all old Bolriier and hictoricully us accurato as posible. Tho briefer a communication the sooner space can be found for it. HOOKER'S ERRORS. Gravo 31islal:os ivliicli Insured tho Result at Chancellorsville. DESIRE to correct the statement of Comrade Hnthavray concerning the 3d Md. at Chancellorsville, to which he ascribes tho defeat of Berry's Division on May 3, 1863. He did not name that regiment, hut, it being the only one present in that battle, I deem it my duty to correct the impression npon his part that the 3d Md. was forced by the enemy to retire from the works held on the Plank road near Fair view. It appears that his statement is based upon the report of Col. N. B. McLaughlen, who commanded the 1st Mass., to which the comrade belonged, who, in his official report, did not name the right regiment, but gave the 4lh Md. as tho number of the regiment that had abandoned the works and given the rebels n chance to enter the lines, by which they enfiladed that part held by Berry's Division. This report, or a copy of it, was sent to the Adjutant-General of Massachusetts, and after the war some of the officers of the 4th Md. wrote to Gen. McLanghlen to inform him that the 4th was not present in that battle, and that it must be the 3d Md. to which ho referred, and asking him to correct it with the Adjutant-General. He did not reply to the communication, and when one oi their officers spoke to me on tho subject I told him the 3d Md. served under Gen. McLaughlen near the close of the war in his brigade, and that he thought so much of that regiment that he did not want to say anything to reflect upon their reputation for conrage. He believed, no doubt, when he made his report, the Maryland regiment (which he had named the 4th) had run away and let the enemy in upon his flank. I not only wish to place Gen. McLaugh len in a proper light before the 4th Md., but also to relieve them of any reflection cast tipon them by the official records, which are not always correct, and am prepared to ex plain the conduct of tho 3d Md. on that occasion, which I did to Gen. Doubleday so satisfactorily that he thought it his duty to correct the history of Chancellorsville which he had written. In this he had placed the blame of the defeat of May 3 upon the right number, at least, of Maryland regi ments, and ascribed to the 3d Md. the defeat on that day, as he had put upon Gen. How ard the blame of the rout of the Eleventh Corps upon the second day. I learned, that Gen. Howard alsohad writ ten an article for The National Tribune, in which he blamed the 3d Md. I am not surprised at his throwing the odium upon that regiment if it would serve to distract ttention from his "culpable neglect" to ieed the warnings of his superior and fail ure to take even the ordinary precautions to protect his flanks, which were naked and exposed. The 3d Md. is not to be made the scape goat for all the blunders perpetrated by Generals either in command of the Army of the Potomac or any of its corps. "Wo claim the right not only to defend the reputation f that regiment, but also the privilege of exposing the errors that led to the most dis graceful defeat to which the Army of the Potomac was ever subjected, and propose to apply to them the rules of the Articles of war, in which they were educated at the expense of the Government and they had adopted as a profession. The first blunder which led to a train of disasters was committed by Gen. Hooker when he sent out his cavalry on that wild goose chase after Lee's communications, by which he expected to bag his army, after he had demolished him by his grand strategy, "which he boastingly proclaimed when he had taken up a position in tho bushes of the Wilderness. It reminds one of the old fable of skinning the lion before he is taken. By sending his cavalry away Hooker vir tually put out his own eyes, and groped around the bushes as a blind man. If the axiom that " Cavalry are the eyes of an army " was never demonstrated before, then Hooker did it on that eccasion at his own expense. If he had kept his cavalry with him, Steuart could never have discovered the weak and exposed condition of his right flank, and therefore could not have given Lee the information which enabled Jackson to conceive in his fertile brain the flank movement that made him illustrious and Hooker ridiculous as a General. By keeping his cavalry well to the front Sionewall could not have executed unmo- r lested the feat of moving 20,000 men across the front of an army at least 80,000 stroDg without being observed, until the rear of his column had passed ; for the road he used would have been in possession of his cav alry, and that would have prevented the at tempt of Jackson to execute in broad day light such a hazardous movement within two miles of Hooker's army. The next blunder was in dividing his urmy and moving upon Lee in his position between Fredericksburg and Chancellors trille by two separate columns, thus giving Lee the advantage of interior position, and depriving himself of the advantage of supe rior numbers, to a great extent, and enabling Lee to meet him at the point of contact yflth. something like equality of numbers. But the most ridiculous thing in the whole affair was that of Hooker calling upon Sedgwick to save him from Lee, when he had taken six corps along with him with which he was going to capture Banks's Ford. But he ignominiously failed, while Sedg wick with one corps alone moved against Lee's victorious forces, and drove them be fore him until he reached Banks's Ford, which was Hooker's objective point. The work of the Sixth Corps is the only brjlliant episode in the whole campaign, and why they were not routed and captured is the greatest compliment that could be paid to the ability of Sedgwick, and proof of tho fighting qualities of the Sixth Corps. If Hooker had fought his men and ex tended his right flank, he would have se cured the road, over which Jackson moved to turn his right flank while it might have keen in the air, it would not have gone up In a balloon as quick as it did on the Plank road, for it is hard to find a weaker position ban that chosen by Hooker for the Third And Eleventh Corps, as it rested against no Statural obstacle to an advance upon tho ront of the enemy, and was not refused, either was any troops in reserve upon this the weakest point in his line. As to Hooker's tactics, they were as faulty as his strategy. After lapsing into a "pas sive defense" he made a double gap in his line by sending away the Third Corps on that fool's errand, and Williams's Division, f the Twelfth Corps, from their position, and left Hazel Grove at the mercy of Jack son ; which, being the key to Hooker's posi tion, was only eaved by Pleasonton with his cavalry and artillery. They proved to Jackson that it would not bo safe to con tinue his advance up the Plank road, and if, tho Third Corps had been upon that road when the Eleventh Corps broke, Hooker would have had a body of veterans that swald not have been affected by the disease of day or night terrors, which Dr. Ham lin ascribes to the Eleventh Corps. Sickles would no doubt havo taken advantage of the time gained by Bushbeck'a Brigade, of the Eleventh Corps, to move his corps hack so as to form his line of battle to face the. west and to conform to the line of works of "Williams's Division, of the Twelfth Corps. We hazard nothing when we claim that Jackson would not only have been checked (as ho was by Berry's Division, of Sicklcs's Corns.1 but the battle would have had a different ending if Hooker had not lost his nerve to such an extent that he was willing to abandon the Third Corps to its fate and to retreat that night. The worst thing Hooker did was to send Williams's Division away from the works that extended from Hazel Grove to the Plank road, which they could have held un til Berry's Division came up on the Plank road ; this would have retained Hazel Grove, with pickets between Leo and Jackson, and enabled Hooker to drive the 30,000 men of the First and Fifth Corps as a wedge be tween the right and left wing of Lee's army, and with anything like the spirit manifested by Grant or Sheridan, Lee would have found himself in the same fix, with a divided army, tnat Hooters Dnlliant strategy naa contributed to bring disgrace upon the Army of the Potomac. But by the abandonment of Hazel Grove he not only lost all the benefit that he would have derived from it for enfilading Jack son's right flank if he continued to advance along the Plank road towards Fairview, without he resorted to that grand turning movement along the dirt road to the White House, which, Dr. Hamlin informs us, we were saved from by tho death of Stonewall Jackson, who, it appears, went out to recon noitcr, with his staff actiug as cavalry. A man who was foolish enough to do what Na poleon never did, in the dark, deserved the fate he met, and if he had escaped, the "fool killer" would have suffered in his reputa tion for fine discriminating powers. When Hooker massed his artillery at Fair view he seriously handicapped its usefulness by placing his infantry in the ravine iu front of it, so that he could not use "grape and canister" upon the enemy when they ad vanced. It was to enable him to open on the enemy, who were massed in front of the 3d Md., that he sent a staff officer to order them to retire behind his guns (even before the enemy had reached his works), thus making a gap in his lines that tho rebels were not slow in taking advantage of, and his artillery could not rout them out of there. By thus inviting the enemy to come into the door that he had opened in an "official manner," he simply capped the climax of such a series of stupid blunders that it is a wonder the Army of tho Potomac survived as an organization. Joseph F. Carter, 3d Md., Dorsey's, Md. o RECOLLECTIONS. Story About Grant Tho Officer with tho Black Stallion. S any reminiscence of Gen. Grant at this day will be gladly read by old soldiers, I will give one. On Sunday morning, June 19, 1864, the gallant old Sixth Corps was near Bermuda Hundreds. It was a beautiful June morning. Some of the boys had on " biled " shirts and had a little polish on their shoes, and aimed to look fine. Among this number was Bill Myers, Drummer, Co. A, 6th Md., andsome more of the drummers of the regi ment. Bill had been a newsboy in Balti more, and in fact had about 99 per cent, of the genuine street arab in his get-up quick witted, ready for any question that might be presented. On this particular sunny morn Bill and some of the boys were fixed up, and were loitering jnst outside of the fortifications, having fun of some kind. Presently along comes Gens. Grant, Meade, and But ler. They rodeTvithin a very few feet of where .Bill aud his brother-drummers were playing, and as soon as the boys recognized the officers they all came to a salute. The Generals returned the salute, and Gen. Grant turned to Bill and asked : "Drummer, where do you belong?" Bill replied, saluting: "To the Sixth Corps." The General then said: "Well, Drummer, where is the Sixth Corps going? " In an instant he got his answer: "'Deed I don't know, sir. Gen. Grant ought to know ! " Gen. Meade or Butler remarked to the General that hehad gotten agood reply to his question, and they all looked back at Bill to see where it came from. The answer was to the point so much that they and all the boys near had a good laugh over it. It cre ated quite a little fun for all of the boys at the time. Bill is in Baltimore, Md., to-day, not instructing Gen. Grant, but filling his place in life like the bright boy he was then. On the morning of June 15 or 16, '63, when Gen. Milroy was forced to evacuate Winchester, after he had given orders for the Colonels to take charge of their regiments and do the best they could, I went back on the field to get the Surgeon of our regiment. While near a fence on the pike I saw a wounded cavalry officer sitting in a fence corner. A handsome black stallion was grazing near him, and as 1 saw his condition I "was sorely templed to mount his stallion aud save that much from capture. I was told that his name was Capt. (or Lieutenant) Bind, of the 14th (or 16th) Pa. Cav. He had a gold watch and chain, which showed plainly as he reclined in the fence corner. The rebels were only a short dis tance away. I have often wondered what became of him, and if this should fall under his observation I should like to hear from him, as I am the officer who stopped and talked with him only a few minutes before he was taken prisoner. J. H. C. Brewer, Adjutant, 6th Md. m INTO ATLANTA, And "IVLat tho GtU Coiin. There. Did on the Way THE 5th Conn, had the honor of being the first Union regiment to march through the streets of the Gate City of Atlanta, Ga., Sept. 1, 1864, after being under fire of the enemy 116 days con tinuously, holding its ground in every in stance. The old 6th, of the First Brigade, First Division, Twelfth and Twentieth Corps (Hooker's Ironclads), built miles upon miles of breastworks and never fought behind them. It was never driven from any line of battle, except at Cedar Mountain, Va., Aug. 9, 1862, where, having captured the key to the field, it was left unsupported, and was assailed on its front, right and left flanks by a force its superior in the proportion of ten to one. It ate hardtack and chewed eowbelly, kept count of its coffee, and served its Uncle Samuel four years and three months. It was always ready to stand up and take its medicine, always generous to a fault in giv ing its friends, the Johnny rebs, all of the lead pills Uncle Sam furnished to distribute to an erring foe; often on the picket-line calling to the misguided Johnny to come in out of the wet, get some coffee, and take the oath. He most always replied back and told us to " Go to , and put on the cover," and would punctuate his hot words with the sharp ping of a rifle-balL He didn't seem to love his brother in those days. Yet lots of good Yankee blood was spilled to keep the old flag at the top of tho mast. P. P. W., Putnam, Conn. An Asthma Cure at Last. European physicians and medical journals report a positive cure for Asthma, in the Kola plant, found on the Congo River, West Africa. The Kola Importing Company, 1164 Broadway, Now York, are sending free trial cases of tlreJ Kola Compound by mail to ail sufferers from Asthma, who send nnmo nnd address on n J postal card. A trial coats you nothing. AT CEDAR CREEK. What Was Soon by a Member of the 122d N. Y. I SEE in your issue of April 13 an article from Comrade A. L. Miller, Co. H,8th N. Y. Cav., claiming that Gen. Custer's command was entitled to more credit for the victory at Cedar Creek than any other portion of the forces comprising the Eighth, Nineteenth, and Sixth Corps, or Little Phil's Army of the Shcnaudoah. I have yet to hear infantrymen saying anything against cavalrymen in tho matter of fighting, for they never failed to give us a show (with the bare exception of foraging). The finest thing I saw during my three years' service was the cavalry charge on (our) left of Berry ville and Winchester Pike, Sept. 19, 1861. It raised the cavalry very much in my estimation, and I havo never gotten over it. On the morning of Oct. 19, 1864, tho Sixth Corps held a position on the extreme right of Sheridan's forces..- The Second Division, Gou. George W. Getty, was on the right of the corps, and the Third Brigade, Gen. D. D. Bidwell, composed of the 1st Me., 42d N. Y., 49th N. Y., 77th N. Y., 122d N. Y., 61st Pa., occupied the right of the division ; the 122d N. Y. the right of the brigade. Long before daylight we were roused from our slumbers by picket-firing iu our front, but not enough to cause any uneasiness in the Sixth Corps. Once awake for them meant 3no more sleep that morning, and soon fires were kindled and the coffee began to simmer. All at once pandemonium broko loose away down at the left, and apparently a moment later a rider came down in the darkness to Headquarters, and immediately we heard the order, "Pack up and fall in!" During all my term of service 1 never saw the order obeyed with such alacrity. Wo were immediately on double-quick, leav ing coffee and meat strewed on the ground. We double-quicked across the country from extreme right until wo were tho extreme left of army, or infantry, halting just below Middletown, and half a mile from the pike. The Eighth and Nineteenth Corps had been knocked out; a continuous stream of their men had run through the marching column of tho Sixth as we wero hurrying for our position and to save tho Army of the Shenandoah. Everything was Early that morning. As soon as we halted we fronted. You could not see the length of a regiment. A man was sent out from each company in front, but no sooner out than in again, saying, "The Johnnies are coming!" We had orders to lie down, and then, under the fog, you could see the line of butternut coming on. There was not n shot fired until they were within 25 yards of us, and then wo delivered our volley, which must havo been fearfully destructive. Up aud at it was then the business. I never could compute the time that we were in this position, but long enough to lose 57 out of 136 men, and D. D. Bidwell, our brigade commander, killed. Then as the enemy fell back we fell back in line of battle until our left covered and lay on the pike. Here it was that we were lying behind rudely-constructed works when Little Phil rode into our lines as tho first organized troops since leaving Win chester. This was not far from 10:30 a. m. As Sheridan rode up to onr lino on his foam flecked, dust-covered horse, he took off his hat and said : "Hoys, it l had been here this never would have happened. We will whip them out of their boots and go back to our old camp to-night." Cheer after cheer floated through the air as that one-man reinforcement rode down the line. Every man felt better and stronger. The bugle sounded the advance, and ere long wesaw the disorganized, scurrying fragments of tho foe fleeing for safety, and again we had them on the go, and the opportunity for tho cavalry had come and they improved it nobly. A. J. Mebrifield, Co. A, 122d N. Y., Lysander, N. Y. MEN OF A FINE DIVISION. Proud Record of the Organization XeA by JtlchardHon, Hancock, Caldwell, Barlow and Miles. INCE my letter, " Losses in Brooke's Brigade," was published in your issue of June 1, I have received numerous letters from survivors of the old First Division, thanking me for it, and saying they never saw anything in The National Tribune about tho old First Division, Second Corps, and had about come to the conclusion that they were all dead. No, my comrades, there are many of this grand old Division left, but they aro all modest, and the division needs no one to toot its horn. It wrote its history on the greatest battlefields of the war. No divis ion in the army has a prouder record. The gallantry of the old division at Fair Oaks, where it turned a rout into a victory; its heroic defense of the "Bloody Lane "at Antietam; the gallant charge at Fredericks burg under Hancock, in which Caldwell's Brigade lost 46 per cent, killed and wounded ; the gallant fighting at Chancellorsville; the charge under Caldwell at Gettysburg, July 2, through the historic Wheatficld to tho position of the Fourth Brigade montiments, the farthest in advance attained by any troops at Gettysburg; the gallant fighting of the division at Auburn and Bristoe Sta tion; at Mine Run and Morton's Ford; the masterly retreat across the Po May 10, 1864, under a heavy fire and the burning forests; the grandest and most successful charge made by any troops during the war, at Spot sylvania, May 12, by the whole corps, in which about 5,000 prisoners were captured, including artillery, Bmall-armB and colors, and its gallant behavior in many other en gagements proved the stamina of its men and leaders. The division lost in killed and mortally wounded 4,594 men, a loss equal to and greater than many whole corps in tho army sustained. It captured 44 stands of colors and as many guns from the enemy before it lost one. It lost its first gun at Po River, where the horses became unmanageable from the fire and smoke, and wedged one gun between two trees in such a shape it was impossible to extricate it, so it had to be abandoned. Of the 46 regiments, including the heavy artillery regiments, thatlost 200 ormore men, the old First Division furnished nine, viz.: 5th N. H., 295; 7th N. Y. H. A., 291 ; 69th N. Y., 259; 28th Mass., 250; 2d N. Y. H. A., 214; 148th Pa., 210; 81st Pa., 208; 145th Pa., 205; 53d Pa., 200. And of the 46 regi ments in the army losing 200 or more, the corps furnished 17. The Government recognized tho old divis ion at the close of the war, and wo find Gen. Miles and Gen. Brooke, two civilians when the war broke out, and later Colonels and Brigadier-Generals in, the old division, wear ing tho stars of Generals in the Regular Army, bought by your bravery ; and if Gen. Barlow had desired Army life thero would have been three of them. Tiios. Osborn, jr., Lundy's Lane, Pa. Going to the World's Fair? If you are, go via Cincinnati and tho C. H. & D. and Monon Route. The superb train service of this line between Cincinnati and Chicago has earned for tho road tho title of tho "World's Fair Eouto." It is tho only lino running Pullman Vestibuled trains with din ing cars between Cincinnati aud Chicago. Tho C, H.Nfe D. have issued a handsome panoramic view, five feet long, of Chicago and tho World's Fair, showing relative heights of tho promi nent buildings, etc., which will bo sent to any address, postpaid, on receipt of 20 cents in stamps. Address E. O. McCortnick, G. P. & T. Agt., " World's Fair Eoute," 200 West Fourth street, Cincinnati, O. Be euro your tickets read via Cincinnati and the Cincinnati, Hamilton &. Dayton B. fi. tin From Alert Comraijesill Along the Jjine. A IarInj?'DeKl. TJGUST E. ZEITLER, M. D., Ser- geaut-Major, 109lh Pa., Florence, N. J., says that at 10 o'clock in the morning, at Gettysburg, his division (tho White SiaV) confronted Stone wall Jackson's old command. ' The ground between was ecantily wooded with half grown oaks, and tliereHva a space inter vening that a pistol-shot would span. At this time the firing was desultory. "Sud denly there appeared among us from the rear a young negro, without uniform, but with a musket and a cartridge-belt. He spoke to no one, but moved steadily and rapidly towards tho iront, soon passing be yond the line. Scores of men yelled at him to come back, that ho would be killed, but he gave no heed. He sought no cover, but with a calm diguity advanced to midway between the contending lines. Here he halted, leaned his gun against a tree, which he climbed. Forty feet or more in the air he rested. Now he could see over and be yond the enemy's breastworks, and his pur pose waB clear. Tho significance of his action was noted by all, for he was doing the right thing at the right time. For full three minutes the negro surveyed the ground. Then he leisurely descended from his perch, and as calmly aud fearlessly as before re traced his steps. Ho gave us information to the effect that the enemy was massing and manuvering behind the breastworks as if to chargeus, and then he disa)peared. Half an hour elapsed in anxious suspense. Then the enemy appeared in serried lines, their ban ners waving brightly. Now the muskets from thousands of men volleyed, defiantly Union cheers answered rebel yells, nnd the third day's battle at Gettysburg was fairly on." Whoro aro They? David Holliugworth, Co. E, 1st U.S. Chas seurs, Fall River, Mass., says that at Fair Oaks he wa3 wounded, taken sick on the field with typhoid fever, and got so weak he could only crawl, having put off going to the doctor until too late. When the Union forces wereTdriven on Saturday, the 31st of May, 1862, he was left behind and takeu prisoner. He wants to hear from the mnu who capt ured him. While tho rcb was trying to get him to the rear several Johnnies came up and insisted that the writer should be bay oneted. But the first reb carried the day. He carried him back, put him on tho back of a horse, and then into an army wagon. He finally reached a depot and took tho train for Libby. The writer also wants to hear from the young prisoner of dark com plexion, hair curly, smooth face, who at tended to his wants in tho hospital after tho fever left him. The young man took h'S watch, which he had managed to keep from the sight of the rebs by hanging it inside of his vest, and sold it to a rebel guard for $10 in scrip. With the money he got a quarter pound of tea and some dried peaches. By the time tho writer's money was gone ho was able to eat the mhggotty soup and meat the rebels providedj He wan afterward transferred to another room', and never saw his hospital friend again. The National Tribune would like to know what has become of the comrade who a few years ago contributed several humor ous articles and signed; them "Cui Bono." Come on, Bojjb. A. P. Connolly invites all the comrades who come to Chicago to make his rooms 511 and 512, No. 56 Fifth avenue, their headquarters. Says ho: "I" have plenty of room, writing material, clean towels, combs and brushes, and all information they may desire, and that I can giy,o free. If they do not accept my hospitality it will not be my fault. The door is ajar from 9. a. m. until 6 p. ru." A Patriotic Family. T. D. McGillicuddy, Bradford, Pa., writes: "I de3ire to furnish the record of a family of patriotic young men who responded to their conntry's call: On Dec. 1, 1861, in Cranberry Township, Venango Co., Pa., at the age of 15, James Stroupp enlisted in Co.. 1, 105th Pa., at Camp Jamison, Alexandria, Va. He was injured by shell explosion at Fredericksburg ; he was captured by ayoung rebel, whom he induced to come into onr lines and join the Union army. Dec. 31, 1863, he re-enlisted in same company as a veteran. He participated in all the engage ments in which his regiment took part, and was discharged from United States service at Pittsburg, Pa., July 25, 1865. The following-named were in commands that bore a conspicuous part in theeervice: Samuel Stroupp, leader of band in the 105th Pa.; Thomas Stroupp, 83d Pa.; William Stroupp, 11th Pa.; Adam, Israel, and Edward, in the 4li Pa. Cav.; George Stroupp, 16th Pa. Cav. Four of these young men now sleep in sol diers' graves. Adam Stroupp, father of this family, served all through the Mexican war, and the maternal grandfather served in Brit ish army during the Revolutionary war." With a "View to Matrimony. F. L. Feighner, Notary Public, Peoria, HI., writes for Mrs. C. A. Woodrow, that she desires to correspond with comrades, with a view to matrimony. Mrs. Wood row, he says, is a remarkably well-preserved woman, her children are all mar ried, and she is desirous of marrying agaiu. Photographs and references must bo ex changed. No unsatisfactory letters an swered. ' Crazy Jactc." J. Wagley Hill,- Fairfield, 111., is very anxious to learn, by mail, all that any com rade knows about William Newby, other wise known as "Crazy Jack," who was con fined on the south side of Audersonville Prison, near the gate, in a hole in the ground. He moved by hopping on the heels of his hands, and was naked, with tho ex ception of a pair of drawers torn off at the knee. He would often wallow in the water and mud, and he was wonnded in tho left anklo and in tho head. He is now in trouble, and his attorneys aro desirous of hearing from those who remember him dur ing and after the war. r , Circumstances Alter Cases. J. C. V., New York, N. Y.'thinks it queer that tho 7th N. Y. N. G., which could not parade on Memorial Day, giving as an ex cuse that they were overworked and wished that day for rest, shoulji offer to be roviowed by a foreign Princc6s.0 " I am not a carper at royalty, but do really think that if the 7th wanted to honor rdynlty'they could havo done it very readily by parading in honor of the thousands of American men (yes, and Kings they were);'who 'gave their lives to preserve our Union? What I say of the 7th can be said of several others of our so called American regimeniij here in this city, who, through lack of patriotism, al lowed the sterling G9th N. Y(N. G., at which most of them laugh, to be the only one which showed the true American spirit on that day." A Man Wltlij a Barrel. W. R. Gabbard, Co. E, 47th Ky., Aurora, Ark., writes : " In the Winter of 1864, while our regiment lay in Winter quarters, the following incident occurred. Tho fire of the company was just on top of a little hill, and the ground was steep for 30 yards below it. One of the boys placed a barrel, in which he slopt, just on the turn of the hill by the fire, and had driven a stake to prevent its rolling down. One night I passed by and heard him snoriug. I stopped and looked around, but there was no one stirring. I could not resist tho temptation, so I pulled up the take and gave tho barrel a kick. Down the hill it rolled. The fellow staid in the barrel PICKET -SHOTS, .JLjL until it changed ends and spilled him out. I took to my heels and into my tent I went. But of all the improper language I ever heard, that delivered to tho night air by the man with the barrel was the worst. Ho offered a roward of $10 to anyone who would find out who did it;hut he never found out. Tho poor comrade is dead now." Another llarrel Story. G. W. Jones, Co. C, 2Gth Iud., Turon. Kan., tells of an incident after his being released from confinement at Tyler, Tex., July 22, 1864. Some time in the next month the body of ex-prisoners encamped at Donald sonville, La. A steamer came to the land ing, a quarter of a mile below, and unloaded, among other things, a half-dozen barrels of sorghum molasses, as they supposed. Now, during the seven months that our comrade and his friends had been the guests of the so-called Southern Confederacy, they had contracted a chronic hunger. The writer aud Lafayette East had a special longing for sorghum molasses about this time, aud their appetites being stronger than their consciences, they planned to take in one of the above-mentioned barrels, and incident ally to replenish their Btock of fractional currency by supplying the wants of their fellow-comrades. That night they divested themselyes of unnecessary clothing, nnd waded down-strenm. They made a bold attack on one of the barrels, but somehow the feel of it was nob just right, and the stuff that leaked out of it was more sticky than even molasies, and interfered with their stepping around. An examination revealed tho fact that pine pitch filled the barrels, not molasses. The boys decided that they did not care for a whole barrel of pitch ; indeed, what they had on their feet was enough for all their wants, and they sadly waded back to camp, and spent tho rest of the night in scouring their feet with rags aud sand. The story got out somehow, and stuck to them even more persistently than the pitch. The comrade wants to hear from some of his regiment. They I.ovo tho Old National Tribune. John J. Waggoner, Co. L, 10th Ohio Cav., Jeffersonville, Ind., writes: "I have .been a subscriber for more than fiveyears,andl think The National Tribune is the best friend the old soldiers ever had. I shall take it as long as possible." J. E. Burkhart, Lamar, Kan., writes: "You are making a brave stand. Those open letters on the pension situation are right to the point, and better or fairer could not be written. They breathe the spirit of brotherly love aud true loyalty." T. D. G. Smith, Co. D, 1st Del., Philadel phia, Pa., writes: "Let me thank you in tho name of several of my comrades in this city for the way you have thrown hot shot into the ranks of the pension-haters. Wo hope you will keep up the good work. I cannot get along without the dear old National Tribune." Homes for Settlers. W. H. H. 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Force, 37th Ind., Dit, Mo., writes: "I would say to all Northern com rades wanting homeB in a warmer climate that we have a good climate, cheap land, pure water, outside range for stock, and ar'a in the great fruit belt of south Missouri." Must Not Claim Too Much. Joseph Morford, Orange Hights, Fla., and several other comrades enter an objection to tho wholesale statement of Comrade R. A. Moss that the colored troops beat the rebels at Helena, Ark. The colored troops were in the bottom below the town and re pulsed the enemy at that point, but that .was not all of the battle. They are willing to give the colored troops the proper credit for what they did, and they did some noble work at many places, but they must not claim too much. Random Shots. In renewing his subscription Comrade E. B. Paul, Worthington, Minn., says that tho 15th of June always brings vivid recollec tions of that date in 1864, when he lay at the foot of Kenesaw Mountain wounded twice, aud in the hands of the rebels, be ginning an imprisonment which lasted until April, 1865. Edwin P. Walker, Captain, Co. A, 89th 111., 4123 Lake avenue, Chicago, was Private, Corporal, Sergeant, Second Lieutenant, First Lieutenant, and Captain within two years after enlistment. He was on the roll of honor as a Corporal, and was selected as Buch in the Light Battalion of Willich's Brigade when it went to Tullahoma, Tenn. Tho comrade served three years. The 58th Ind. The regiment was organized at Princeton and Indianapolis, from Nov. 12 to Dec. 22, 1861, to serve three years, and re-enlisted at the expiration of its term of service, being mustered out July 25, 1865. Col. Henry M. Carr resigned Jnue 23, 1862, succeeded .by George P. Buell, who was brevetted Brigadier-General Jan. 12, 1865. The regi ment was attached to Sheridan's Division, of the Fourth Corps, and its total loss amounted to 258 officers and men. Of these, four offi cers and 60 men were killed in action, and two officers aud 192 men died of disease, by accident, or in prison. According to the re port of jiieut.-Col. James T. Embree, in the Official Records, who was in command at that time, the regiment when at Chicka mauga chad 397 officers and men actually engaged. The total loss of the regiment in this battle was two officers and 14 men killed, five officers and 96 men wounded, one officer and 24 men missing, and two offi cers and seven men captured ; making's total loss of 151 men. In addition to this there wero 18 men slightly wounded who were able to remain in the ranks. FATALLY WOUNDED. How Soldiers Act when Stricken the rield. Down on Washington Post. "We have all heard accounts," says Jlnj. L. T. Morris, of tho 3d Cav., " of how men stricken npon tho field call upon their mothers, how their thoughts drift back to their old homo, and how they dio with momorics of happy days forcing their way to their lips. I have never aeon anything of the kind. My exporionco with those fatally wounded is that anger aud tho spirit of strife dominate them to the last. It is possible that if a man lies for many hours unattended, in his delirium ho may wauder back to peaceful scenes; but generally ho will rave against the fate which has overtaken him and curge his luck so long as thero is any breath leYt iu him. "I recollect that at Gettysburg wo charged and captured a Confederate battery which had suflbred terribly. Most of tho battery was dis mounted, aud not many people were loft to work tho guns that wero whole. Lying across a gun, faco downward, was a young fellow whoso gasping breathing attracted our attention. Ho had boon shot through tho lung, was choking with the blood, and wa3 dying then. We turned him over. He had had a half hour of igony, and one would have supposed that his thoughts would havo been in other placos. 'My shot,' he gasped excitedly, 'my shot,' and so passed away. Evidently ho had dis charged his pieco just before receiving tho wound which translated him, aud tho inter vening time had boon a blank." THEIR RECORDS, Brief Sketches of tlio Services of Different Regiments. Tho 1st Del. The regiment wa3 organized at "Wilming ton, and served the three-months' period, and from Sept. 10 to Oct. 19, 1861, is ranks were recruited, and it re-enlisted for threo years. Cos. H, I aud K, together with tho veterans and iccmits of the 2d Del., wero transferred to this regiment July 1, 1864. The three companies mentioned above wero mustered out at different dates from Aug. 13 to Oct. 1, nnd the remainder of the regiment retained in service until July 12, 1865, when mustered out. It was the first regiment of the Army of the Potomac to re-enlist in 1864. Thomas A. Smith, tho first Colouel, was promoted Oct. 1, 1864, to be a Brigadier General, and was subsequently killed at Farmville, the last battle of the regiment. Col. John W. Andrews resigned Feb. 6, 1863, and the regiment was commanded when mustered out by Col. Daniel "Woodall, who held a brevet of Brigadier-Geueral. The total enlistment was 2,062 men, of which 153 were killed, placing it among Col. Fox's 300 fighting regiments, with a percentaue of 14.2 in killed. The total number of killed and wounded was 578, and 121 officers and men died of disease, by nccident, etc At Antietam, tho first engagement of the regi ment, out of 650 men on the field 31 were killed, 182 wounded, and 17 missing; a total of 230. It was attached to Carroll's Brigade, Gibbon's Division, of the Second Corps, and was present at the battles of Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettys burg, Bristoe Station, Mine Eun, Wilder ness, Spottsylvania, North Anna, Totopoto moy,Cold Harbor, sioge of Petersburg, Deep Bottom, Ream's Station, Boydton Road, Hatcher's Run, and High Bridge. It was also present at Auburn, Morton's Ford, Po River, Strawberry Plains, Farmville, and Appomattox. Tho 89th N. T. The 29th N. Y., known as the German Regiment, wa3 organized in New York City, June 6, 1861, to serve two years. It was mustered out June 20, 1863, and the enlisted men whose term of service had not expired were transferred to the 68th N. Y. Adolph Von Steinwehr was its first Colonel, but on Oct. 21, 1861, he was promoted to be a Brigadier-General of Volunteers, and his place was filled by Clemens Soest, who resigned April 13, 1863. When mustered out the regiment was attached to Steinwehrs Divis ion, of the Eleventh Corps. During its entire service 64 officers and men were lost, two officers and 40 men being killed in battle or dying of wounds, and the remainder from disease, by accident, etc. Two officers and 101 men were missing, and 12 officers and 148 men wounded who afterwards recovered. The regiment was at Bull Run, near Strasburg, Cross Keys, near Port Republic, Raccoon Ford, Gen. Pope's campaignWaterloo Bridge, Groveton, Bull Run, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg. The 30th N. T. The 30th N. Y. was organized at Albany, N. Y., June 1, 1861, to serve two years. It was mustered out of service June 18, 1863, and the veterans and recruits transferred to the 76th N. Y. Wm. M. Searing was its Colonel and Morgan H. Chrysler its Lieutenant-Colonel. The regiment was attached to Doubleday's Division, of the First Corps, and was in the battles of Doolan's Farm, Falmouth, Orange Courthouse, Bowling Green, Masaponax, Gen. Pope's campaign, Rappahannock River, Sulphur Springs, near Gainesville, Groveton, Bull Run, Little River Turnpike, Hall's Hill, South Mount ain, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Pollock's Mill Creek, and Chancellorsville, losing in killed six officers and 72 men, 107 men wounded, aud 67 men missing. Two officers and 31 men died in prison, of disease, or by accident. June 23, 1863, with Morgan H. Chrysler as Colonel, the regiment was re organized for mounted service. It was first known as the Empire Light Cavalry, but later it was changed to 2d Vet. Cav., and served until the end of the war. Tho 54th N. Y. The regiment was organized at Hudson City, N. Y., in September and October, 1861, to serve three years, and went out with Eugene A. Kozlay as its Colonel. Kozlay resigned, March 18, 1863, but was lecom missioned Colonel, March 19, 1864. It was attached to Barlow's Division, of the Elev enth Corps, and was in the battles of Cross Keys, Fremont Fort, Chancellorsville, Water loo Bridge, Cedar Mountain, Gettysburg, Rappahannock Station, Sulphur Springs, and Second Bull Run. Two officers and 38 men were killed in action ; one officer and 101 men died in prison, of disease, or by accident; making the total loss amount to 142 men. The regiment was known aa Hiram Barney Rifles, Barney Black Rifles, and Schyarze Yaeger. During its service 219 men were wounded, not counting those mortally, and 87 men reported missing. Tho 189 th N. T. This regiment was organized at Elmira, N. Y., in August and September, 1864, to serve one year, and was mustered out May 30, 1865, in accordance with orders from the War Department. Allen L. Burr, who com manded the regiment when it was mustered out, succeeded Col. Wm. W. Hoyt, who died of disease at City Point, Va., Nov. 8,1864. It was part of Griffin's Division, of the Fifth Corps. One officer and eight men were killed in battle, and ono officer and 70 men died of disease, etc; making the total loss amount to 80 men. The regiment was at Petersburg, Hichford's Raid, Hatcher's Run, Appomattox campaign, White Oak Ridge, Five Forks, fall of Petersburg, and Appomat tox. One officer and 28 men were seriously but not mortally wounded, and none were reported missing during the regiment's term of service. The 3Gth Wis. The 36th Wis. was organized at Madison in March, 1864, to serve three years, but was mustered out July 12, 1865. Frank A. Haskell, who went out as its Colonel, was killed in action at Cold Harbor, Va., June 3, 1864. The Lieutenant-Colonel, John A. Savage, died July 4, 1864, of wounds re ceived before Petersburg, and until its mns-ter-out the regiment was in command of Lieut-Col. Clement E. Warner. The regi ment was attached to Gibbon's Division, of the Second Corps, and was in the battles of North Anna, Totopotomoy, Bethesda Church, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Deep Bottom, Ream's Station, and Boydton Road. Three officers and 182 enlisted men died in prison, of disease, or by accident, and seven officers and 150 men were killed in action or died of their wounds; making a total loss for the 17 months' service of 342 men. Tho llth Tenn. Cav. This regiment was organized in Cocke, Loudon, Greene, and Jefferson Counties, Tenn., from May to October, 1863, to serve three years. Jan. 9, 1865, in accordance with orders from the War Department, it was consolidated with the 9th Tenii. Cav. Col. Isham Young was discharged Jan. 4, 1864, as was also Lieut.-Col. Reuben A. Da vis, Sept. 13, 1864, the regiment being com manded by Maj. James H. Johnson, who was discharged by reason of consolidation. Owing to a deficiency in the records we are not able to give the losses of the regiment. 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