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-j?- ..rrvN :.i THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON, D. 0., THtlRSDAY, NOVEMBER 4. 1897. ! ' " iT " W-Nis Jtti iWiSWl 1(7; Ww4Jmm TJpfS J By Copyriclit, 1S97. by Albion W. Tourcec. STNOI'SLS OF PRECEDING CIIAFTICKS. Tlic antlior. uot:ng amoiiR tho nntnes of the victims or the liris Charity Bazaar holocaust that of "A. Quitman," recalls tecdviiiji a few monthh before a letter signed "A. Quitman." accompanying a scale! package The letter stated that lie was a prisoner in Liiiliy with the author; that the healed package, vrhicli xtbe (it to bo opened until the writtr's death, contained thu narrative of a strange experience. Tl.o author roiiiemlicn no onr bearing a name at all like "A. Quitman." Ho opens tho package on seeing tho notico of the xuitci's death. " Quitman's" itlunlity tho author keeps Fecrot. "A. Quitman," or " Philip Devrui," tells how, many years before, he. a prospering, prominent man, possessing a wife and a daughter. spucu latcs in stocks, loses his all, and, rather than face his wife, resolves to go away until ho hai redeemed himself. 11 ib overwrought brain gives way. and ho nnhrs blindly on, thinking someone is pursuing luin. He disguises himself. After that he remem bers no more. Sensibility comes to him years afterwards by degrees, lie finds himself in a comfoi table, laice dtrrllinp. where tltero aro many queer people. He seems to ho well taken care of. and is visited by a kind man, who aiks him his name; but, when hecauuot remember, loaves him as if in anger. Quitman finally renmmkers his past life; he is haraaced by liioimlits of the fate of wife and child. He resolves not to betray his identity to the physician or other. Ho realizes that lie is in an insano asylum. Tho doctor strives in many shrewd vajs to find out who ho is. Quitman cautiously searches the files in tho library of the institution, and finds a record of his sudden disappearance, lie is discharged from the institution as cured, and goes to .New York to seek employment away from the old life, but determines to find out tho condition of wife and daughter. Ho finds out from an old friend, who does not recognize him, that his " widow" is pros perous and healthy, but unmarried. The fact that sho appears content without him causes linn to decide to return to the institution and stay there. CHAPTER IX. God forgive me, but I am afraid that tbe story I bad hiaid of my wife's good fortune and heroic endeavor gave me more unhap piness than pleasure. It burt me to think that she had done to well without me; that she bad succeeded where I bad failed in tbe struggle for wealth. I would not have had her suffer, but I am afraid sorely afraid that I would have liked better if she had not been so prosperous as to nir.kc my earn ings a matter of no moment. "Whether this feeling arose from that sensitiveness which always affects one whose mental equilibrium has been for a time dis turbed, or was merely the reult of tbe fact that I am a man, I cannot tell. Perhaps no man quite relishes the thought that those he loves are able to exist without bis care and assistance lie thinks God made him the bread-winner, perhaps the dictator, of tbe domestic circle, and is never quite willing to abdicate in favor of auother,even if that other be proved to be of superior efficiency. At any rate, what I had heard added greatly to the humiliation of my position. I not only would not go into that Eden, mar its joys, and bring shame to those whom I loved, but even if I bad been will ing to subject them to such trial I could not endure the thought of being iooked upon as a dependent. I bad ds.emed some rather pleasant things during the days I had epeut in my little room under the eaes in the old hostel, aud watched the ebb aud llow of -which I would faiu become once more a part. I had dreamed that I would secure employment. Then I would hunt some little nook where I could live and work, and find a way to traubmit to those I loved the proceeds of my labor without their being able to trace its source. The idea fascinated me. I had even begun to carry it into effect. An article or two had been accepted by the periodicals. I was pure I could make my new name re spectable in the literary world, and earn at least a livelihood perhaps tornetbing more. One does not love obliwon, but I saw it was my doom my inevitable destiny. There was nothing else for me. I would go and look upon her fair, sweet face one more, and then sink again into eternal night. So I planned that the next day I wonld CO and look at my old home tbe home she had so "much improved." I had still two da s before I thould need to take my plate in "the Institution." I was. resolved never aain to leave the shelter of its walls. I would remain iu the city until the next afternoon, 1 really was not able to go be fore, tbe fcbock of the day's experience had been fo great, then I would go out, see the home I had never loved so well, get a glimpse of those who were so dear, and go from thence to the senulcber hewn out of rock which waited for me in the glittering Gehenna on the green hillside. On tbe morrow I fauntered about, bid ding farewell to the city which had so cbaimed me in the brief period of reju venescence. I was not sorry to leave it now. Hope was dead, and there is no glamor without it. Already I had begun To long for my little room with the grated window?? Tbe world had nothing for me, and I grew eager to escape once more from eveu the Bight of its blustering life. I bad entered the dining-room of tbe hotel for nij last meal there. "With the in consistency of a mau under sentence of death, I determined that it should be a good one, and gave a lavish oider. My farewell to the world should at least be elaborate. I bad jufet finished the liist course when two ladieh entered aud weic marshalled by tbe bead-waiter along the avenue between the little tables, toward tbe one I occupied. I glanced at tbe one in front full, slender, full of giace, but unshrinking and com poseda perfect type of the "new woman." I bad been stud ing of late. Behind her, I caught a glimpse of gray hair, and smiled in spite of my despondency to think how at tbe century's ending, to-day unconsciously iuuk me iraii u yesieniay. Something about the face attracted me, and it was not until they were almost opposite the table wbeie I sat that I noted that of the elder lady who followed in her wake. Jt needed but a glance! The hair was gray; the form had lost something of its grace, but tbe unorgolten glory of a face lighted with the divine radiance of undying love, bid all else from my sight blotted all else from my thought. Across unnoted years I gazed into the face of my wife ,J0; not my wife tbe a lfe of Pbuip Devena. As she cume opposite where I sat her eyes met mine. A look of sudden terror filled them. Tbe color lied from, her face and left it white as marble. She stumbled, and 1 thought would have fallen, but she caught the waiter's out stretched hand and was seated in the ebair t my back. I had only to turu and stretch forth my baud to touch her to take her in my arms to be Deveus again. 1 could not ! J would not ! " Why, mamma, what is the matter? " the young lady exclaimed. How the toue thrilled me! It was my Mai Vhci Outlived imSELP. ALBION W. TOURG E E . daughter whoee words I beard the tone my very own; young, feminine, refined but mine beyond mistake. I could not bear the whfencred answer. "Ob, mamma!" came tbe tenderly re proachful response. "Will you never give over tbe vain search ? You know how long it has bten hopeless." " Hut 1 never before saw one so like him," was tbe reply. "Do jou not see tbe re semblance?" " You know, dear, I never saw papa with a bald head." The voice was mirthful despite its tender ness. Dless the dear heart: she was very gently leading j the too-faithiul memory away from t lie lanced resemblance. I called tho waiter, and in a loud, harsh voice that I knew would bring disillusion to the tender beait, demanded my card and strode out of tbe room. I knew their eyes were fixed upon me and did not once look back. Hut a moment after I stole by the door and gazed a full minute at them as they bent their heads over the narrow table in earnest conversation. "When en eh had settled back in her chair again tho light of hope bad gone out of that sweet elder face and a gray, (lull despair bad taken its place. I did not need to look upon tbe register for the name " Mrs. Philip Deveus and daughter." 1 knew it was there; but I started when I saw it written in a baud so like my own, instead tf that which I longed to see again. To-day had blotted out yesterday. I am not sure I did not feel some resentment to ward the child who bad grown to be more than a child to the bereaved mother. There was no longer any need for me to visit the country home. Though I loved it as one only loves the first home, consecrated 1)3' sweet, tender memories of tbe first love, I knew thatetcn tb improvements she had made would hurt me as suggesting how much better off she was without him she had lost. I had seen the Eden I must not enler. I could not blight those spotless lives with the stain of one inexplicable witli 'out confession of a taint which no merit can ver wash away and no charity forget. If I bad returned from tbe dead with a great fortune, all would have been well. Hut poverty and insanity how could I ask them to bear such a burden! That night Claudius Nasmith reported for duty at " tbe Institution," and went back to his little vine-covered cottage which ovei looked the valley already growing dull and sere under the hot breath of the last per fervid Summer days. The rain fell drearily all night long as he pressed a pale face, racked with agony, against the grated win dow of his lmb the tomb he had re-entered of bis own accord and did not hope nor wish to leave. CHAPTER X. "Mr. Xasmith," said Dr. Walcott, in his hearty, cheerful tone, which commanded while it asked, "I have to go to the station with some ladies aud wait for the next train. "Would you not like to go along? I shall be alone on the return trip." It was a week after my return. I do not think I wished to go. I did not wish anything except to please the one friend I had in all the world the Doctor. Even this was not a very acute sentiment, but I answered cheerfully enough I suppose: "Anything you wish, Doctor." ""Well, get your coat, while I light a cigar. I have been so busy to-day I have not even had a whiff." Tlie Doctor was standing by the carriage door under the porte-cochere when I re turned. " This way," he said briskly. " The lamp has gone out. Careful about the steps. Here you are." He took my arm as bespoke: "Ladies, this is rn3' friend, Mr. Xxsmith. He is a 4 x Gaki-.d into tiu: much belter man tban I am, aud dues smoke." not He bundled me into the carriage as he spoke, sprang up to the seat with the driver, and we dashed outintoa Winter night black as Erebus with cloud and mist. "IJeally, ladies," I began, but got no farther. A soft hand had clasped mine, and was holding it in a fervent grip. 1 was seized with sudden tenor. I have u horror of in- sane peoplo which my stay in "the In stitution " had done nothing to leen. I was about to cry out when a voice I cau never forget said: "Husband do yon not know ine?" "Ob, papa!" cried a voice from the front peat, aud a pair of plump arms were Hung about my neclc. "Wo? have found Kiss me, papa!" you. After that I know not what happened. I embraced one aud then the other. There were tears and tender ejaculations, but few words no explanations. At length, the carriage stopped ; the door opened ; the Doctor got in, and we drove on again. " Well, Major," he said, and there was a note of triumph iu his voice; "I am afraid I I have lost an invaluable clerk, but I hope I I 1 3 M gave gameu some incnns. " Doctor," I said, "this is not fair. You promised" "Stop, my dear fellow. I learned your secret months ago." "How?" "Do you remember a little book Deveus wrote aboufa Midsummer holiday?" "Of course." "Well, I had your reading in tbe library watched, and every book you opened re ported to me." Yon not only read this more than once and seemed much affected by it, but you cotrected au error which none but tbe author would have noted a single word that changed the whole tenor of a sentence. This was enough , I remembered you at once. I hope you will not think hard of me. Of course, you will think no more of the only delusion you have ever had that yon must not resume your place in the world ? " " Doctor do yon not se will you not see that I cannot go back cannot take up the old life!" "Hold on, my good friend. Do not be rash. We are near tbe station. Tbe Presi dent's car is waiting lor up. I asked him to let me have it to-night. We will go aboard and talk tbe matter over."- " Hut you vou will go with us, Doctor?" "Whew?" " " To the city. I cau decide nothing think of nothing now." "Just as you wish. Hold on to yourself, old fellow." He took my band in a grip which was like steel, despite tho soltncis of his own. "I will," I answered, "do not fear; only grve me time." We boarded the can a luxurious affair. They laid me on a couch, and I fell asleep almost at once. When I woke a soft hand was claspiug mine, and the dawn showed a face radiant with love bending over me. We went to the old hotel. I insisted on registering under uiy new name it way, in fact, part of the old one, my mother's name which I had dropped when a boy. I asked f r my little room under the eaves, and begged to be left alone until I should call. All day 1 paced tbe narrow room. - 4 The t niggle is over. Love has con not me, but her. I shall not go queied back to the old life, but she will enter obliv ion with me. To-morrow this notice will b in all the papeis. The Doctor has just read it to in. He has been tho wise, true friend who has brought possible peace out of woe impossible to be endured. "A romantic incident occurred at one of our best-known hotels last night. Mrs. Devem, tbe widow of Maj. Philip Dcvens, whose sudden and mysterious disappear ance some years ago brought grief to so many friendn, was united in marriage to Mr. Arthur Qnitman. A enriom thiug about the marriage is that tiic br.degroom was not only a warm friend of the former husband, but is understood to have been a suitor for the hand of the bride before her lirst marri age. Only a few friends were present at the ceremony, a pleasant feature of which was that the bride's daughter insisted on giving the bride away. The bride, groom, and da tig WW M I? .7 " -. V fc-V) jljter sail on the Hi i tannic to-day. The in is a wealthy cattleman of Texas, who groom only recently came to this city, and inci- dcntly learned that bis old sweetheart was alive, a widow, and not remarried. A rumor of her engagement to another had reached his cars and prevented him from making himself known years ago. It is understood that they will remain abroad for some years, and a wide circle of friends will wish them the happiness they so well deserve." The good Doctor knows as well how to concoct prescriptions for the credulous pub lic as for an individual paticuf. If what he has written is not all true, it is what everyone who reads will wish to be true, and it makes easy the transition to tbe new life, while putting an impervious seal upon the tomb in which the old is inurned. I go from my little room in which the new began to tbe spacious chamber Deveus and his young wife occupied upon their wedding journey five and twenty years ago. If tbe life is a new one, the love is old. I am eager for the months to pass by, that we may return and pick up some of tbe lost threads of friendship. And our daugh ter already I am her slave, aud feel that in her life my own will be renewed. The, end.) More Fishtins Keglincntg. : II. S. Sprecher, Co. 13, 110th Ohio, Scotia, Neb., writes: "In the issue of Oct. 21 you give a list of the Ohio fighting rem'ments as comniled from Col. Fox's 'Itcgiraental Face of jiy Wife." i Losses.' 1 notice that the 12Clh Ohio is mentioned, while the 110th and 122d Ohi are omitted. The 110th, 122d and 120th Ohio were brigaded together and partici pated in the same battles with practically equal loss. I insist that the list is not com plete without the 110th aud 122d Ohio." The 12Gih Ohio, according to Col. Fox, had an enrollment of 1,251 officers aw men; its loss was 152 killed, or about l5 per cent. The 110th Ohio bad an enrdllmeut of 1,105, and lost in killed 120, or 10.8 per cent The 122d Ohio lost 03 officers and men killed. Enrroit. David Miller, Co. K, 33d 111., Fort Crook, Neb., writes: "I have been reading with in terest the 'Adventures of All' Wilson' and Andersonville.' 1 met Mr. Porter, one of the Andrews Haiders, three yours ago at a Heunion at Arkansas City. Kan. His home at that time was Ponca City, Okla Ter. He told of his experience in making his escape. 1,0111 rauc wuson does not say what became of Capr. Fry, who made the break with him." Comnide Miller would like someone to write the story of the ill-fated steamer James WaUon. 7 X V r ' A STfiATEGIG MflT Ope rations Around Chatta- i nooga Fighting in the Clouds. : HY COL. J.Y.MAX 1JUIDGK', CHIEF OF AR TIU.r.UY, KOUKTJI COISI'S. M 1st Coifim(f! from last tieck) On the 22(1 of November Thomas or dered a brigade review in front of, Chat tanooga, and on the day following he or dered a division and corps review. At 2 p. iu., in perfect line of two corps, Fourth (Granger's) and Eleventh (Howard's), their line was ordered to advance one mile, with Laird's and Johnson's Divis ions of Palmer's (Fourteenth) Corps in reserve. At busdecall the line advanced as on parade. The picket-line of the enemy (about one mile from Fort Wood, Chat tanooga) was captured, and the ad vance line held by the enemy since the siege of Chattanooga was reversed and made the front line of the Army of the Cumberland, facing Missionary Ridge, and Bridges's battery of Illinois light artillery (which had done good' execu tion from 'Fort Wood, Chattanooga, dur ing the advance) was moved out upon the front line of Orchard Knob, which was fortified and occupied. All horses were ordered to be sent back to Chatta nooga. Bv willing hands work ine: hard all that night, all the front line was rapid lv intrenched and permanently held and the enemy kept busy on this front until the battle ended. While this diversion of Thomas was taking place and the attention of the Confederate commander was riveted thereon, Giles A. Smith's Brigade, cov ered by the artillery of the Army of the Cumberland, under Gen. Brannon, sta tioned on the north side of the river, supported by Jeff C. Davis's Division, of Palmer's (Fourteenth) Corp? of the Army of the Cumberland, filled the boats of the pontoon bridges in North Chickamauga Creek and crossed the Tennessee Kivcr to the mouth of South Chickamauga Creek. He captured the rebel pickets at the north end of Mission ary Kidge, landing his entiie brigade, and sent his boats back for additional troops. By daylight, on-the 23d a pontoon bridge 1,350 cet long had been built over the Tennessee Jtiver, and Gen. Sherman, with two divisions of 8,000 men, had joined Smith's Brigade on the east side of the river and were well in trenched. Sherman's troops, under Mor gan L. Smith, John E. Smith, and Frank P. Blair, supported by Davis's Division of the Army of the Cumberland, having successfully crossed the Tenne?3ee, at daylight of the 24th seized aud held important foothills on the north end of the R.idge. Meanwhile Thomas had instructed Hooker to carry tho enemy's position at Lookout Mountain. Hooker, nndiii" Lookout Creek so high from recent rains that he could not cross without buildin" a bridge, placed his artillery on Lookout Creek opposite the fortified line of the enemy at the southern base of Lookout Mountain, where a continuous line of breastworks had been constructed by the enemy. He ordered a heavy can nonading to be kept up and a bridge built. Attracted by Hooker's continuous artillery fire, the enemy rushed down and filled their line of works, to prevent the advance of Hooker's troops and the building of the bridge. While this ruse was 'being played Hooker sent Geary with two divisions and Whftltaker, of Crufts's command, up the creek to a crossing about a mile above. The enemy, watching the construction of the bridge and answering the artil lery, failed to observe the movement of the troops through the woods up the creek, which a very heavy fog or clouds opportunely covered in that part of the valley. They did not discover the advance of Geary until he had crossed Lookout Creek and had proceeded down the right bank of Lookout Mountain side of the creek, where he surprised stud drove the enemy's pickets into their rifle-pits. This position was covered in flank and rear by Hooker's troops and the enemy driven out. The Confederates, finding that they had been outgeneraled and outflanked, fled, panic-stricken and routed. Hooker concentrated his troops on the Lookout Mountain side of the Valley, pressed the scattering Confederates around the edge of Lookout Mountain into Chatta nooga Valley, which gave us full posses sion and control of the river roads and railroads up to Chattanooga and the pocfession of Lookout Mountain as well. This successful battle above the clouds was over on the evening of the 24th. Grant having established Ins Head quarters at Orchard Knob, issued orders to Thomas for Hooker to march across Lookout Valley to Rossville, at the southend of Missionary Ridge, and to attack the left flank of the enemy. He also directed Thomas to send Howard with the Eleventh (y'orps to report to Sherman, who early, on the 24 th had met with stubborn resistance in his attempt to turn the right flank of Bragg at the north end of Missionary Ridge, where Smith, Ewing, Corse, and Loomis had led heroic charges, making but slight advances. Notwithstanding Sherman's reinforce ment of Howard's Corps he was unable to, turn or drive the enemy or turn their right Hank on the morning of the 25th, nor was he able to do much more than hold the position he had taken and fortified. Gaant sent Baird's Division of Pal mer's (Fourteenth) Corps to reinforce Bhernmu's army. Baird was finally re called just in time to take part in the ascent of Missionary Ridge. The enemy having destroyed the bridges and delayed the advance of Hooker's column, Thomas was ordered upon the signal of six guns from Orchard Knob (from Bridges's battery) to move to the front the four divisions consti tuting his center, consisting of Baird's, Wood's, Sherman's, and Johnson's Di visions, which last-mentioned division was in support of and co-operating with Hooker's column. They were ordered to press forward and carry the first line of rifle-pits of the enemy at the foot of Missionary Ridge and await orders. Upon the signal of the six guns fired at 3 o'clock, with an interval of one second each, from Orchard Knob, the Divisions of Baird. Wood. Sheridan, and .-i . . VJ?wrrrirT,.r--w -w --' jTa&jSii.i. r.j!?'3i'a. . .u4 . . ''WKfo T"r!' 'JVV.'JJrf.T; " ,""wr',t f-rt-1. T$?5?rrss!r!"sKitp!.' Aw? l-ifr4PT3ijt'' 1 HlBBHBffrKlSBMBHKdifiJBTW5- JBM'f ' "iyVBBBHBBBS c 7 '? VjTVt? 9KJ3KUtWtBBmltE2UtzS3EsKmiBmUimt K?''m. 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First one command, then another, notably Wood's, Sheridan's, Baird's, Ha.cn's, Tu renin's, "Willich's, and others, with their flags flying, were seen moving up the Ridge amid shot and shell and musketry-fire sufficient to daunt the bravest, 700 feet above the valley, until the crest, which was lined with over 70 pieces of artillery well fortified, was reached and captured. This was not without many a battle-flag changing hands and many patriots giving up their Jives in this terrific struggle, ex emplifying in the highest degree the in telligence, loyalty, and adaptability of the American soldier. Gen. T. J. Wood rode his horse up the Ridge amid the hail of shot and shell, and when at the top congratulated the troops that we had taken these hills without orders, and said we should all be court-martialed unless we held them. The Army of the Cumberland had taught Grant a grand object lesson. Standing upon Orchard Knob, I heard Grant ask Thomas by whose orders those troops wese going up Missionary Ridge. After a moment's delay Thomas replied : " Probably by their own orders." Grant's reply was "Somebody will suffer if they do not stay there." : Upon the advance of the Army of the Cumberland upon the center of Bragg's line, he withdrew some of his forces opposing Sherman, but they did not anticipate the heroic advance of the Army of the Cumberland up the Ridge, and did not arrive in time to save their own line from being routed and cap tured. Thus Sherman wa? enabled to crush Bragg's right flank and Hooker to press the left. The Army of the Cumber land captured their center main line and pursued Bragg's scattered legions until night overtook us about 10 miles beyond Missionary Ridge. Tho AiKlct'.sonville K;d(lers. Enrrou National Tkibunic: How true it is that no two atoms can occupy the same space at the same time, and it seems equally true that no two persons can see the tamo ob ject from the same point of view. A cise in illustration is the different ver sions of the same a Hairs as given by those who saw and participated in the same things. .J. J. Osborne, 7th U. S. Cav., claims Ilig ginson instead of Bradley as the defender of the Andeisomillo Haiders, and also slates that iL was llmginson who was leally the head worker in carrying out the sentence of the com t. i le also claims that both lliggin son and Carpenter belonged to my mess (first !)0, first mess). AVill he tell us what detach ment ho wus in, so we can locate him? Alost old Andersonville prisoners will, and, all should remember, there were three 90's in each detachment and thiee messes in each !)0, so the comrade might bs in any detach ment from tho 1st to the 123d, and still in the lirst JJ0. 1 had something to do in a subordinate capacity with this business. I belonged to Summers's gang, aud wjis in the 1st detach ment, third J)0. 1 staid with a lot of Chicka mauga Kentuckians by the Sutler's shanty above the noith gate on the dead-line. The Sergeant of our UQ was. I think, Bill itawlins, of the 30th or 31st Ohio, and of our mess, Tip Miller, Ky. Cav. I do not remember lligginson or Carpenter, but did know Keys, Limber .lim and Lloyd, though 1 never seo the last mentioned. Nearly all writers give Keys the credit of leadership in tho matter ; if so, he was most ably assibtcd by Limber .Jim. Speaking after inatuie reflection (33 yeara) I must say that no braver, truer man ever lived, lie had no conception of fear any more than a hungry tiger, and the strange part about him was that no one to-day seems to be able to tell who or what this enigma Limber Jim was. My understanding always was that Pete Bradley defended the Kaiders, and that he was one of them himself. Such is my belief to-day. If Limber Jim is alive aud sees tin's' I want him to write inc. Hoii't P. McKae. Co. M, 1 11th Pa. Cav., St. Albans, W. Ya. ANDERSONVILLE. (Continued from Hint page.) cut all of the Confederate Army of the Tennessee's communications. Another day and night of easy march ing would bring his guidons fluttering through the woods about the Stockade at Andersonville, and give him a re inforcement of 12,000 or 15,000 able bodied soldiers, with whom he could have held the whole Valley of the Chat tahoochie, and become the nether mill stone against which Sherman could have ground Hood's army to powder. Such a thing was not only possible, but very probable, and doubtless would have occurred had we remained in An dersonville another week. Hence the haste to get us away, and 'L. - vftSfeSa.. -&.$- v ; .&.' hence the lie about exchange, for, had it not been for this, one-quarter at least of those taken on the car3 would have suc ceeded in getting off and attempted to have reached Sherman's lines. The removal went on with such ra pidity that by the end of September "only 8,218 remained at Andersonville, and these were mostly too sick to be moved ; 2,700 died in September, 1,560 in October and 485 in November, so that at the beginning of December there were only 1,359 remaining. The larger part of those taken out were sent on to Charleston, and subse quently to Florence and Salisbury. About 6,000 or 7,000 of us, as near as I remember, were brought to Savannah. it We were all exceedingly anxious to know how the Atlanta campaign had ended. So far our information only comprised the fact3 that a sharp battle had been fought, and the result was the complete possession of our great objective point. The manner of accomplishing this glorious end, the magnitude of the engagement, the regiments, brigades and corps participating, the loss on both sides, the completeness of the victories, etc., wore all matters that we knew nothing of, and thirsted to learn. The rebel' papers said as little as pos sible about the capture, and the facts in that little were so largely diluted with fiction aB to convey no real information. But few new prisoners were coming in, and none of these were from Sherman. However, toward the last of September a handful of " fresh fish " were turned inside, whom our experienced eyes in stantly told us were Western boys. There was never any difficulty in tell ing, as far as he could be seen, whether a boy belonged to the East or the West. First, no one from the Army of the Poto mac was ever without his corps badge worn conspicuously ; it was rare to see such a thing on one of Sherman's men. Then, there was a dressy air about the Army of the Potomac that was wholly wanting in the soldiers serving west of the Alleghanies. The Army of the Potomac was always near to its base of supplies, always had its stores accessible, and the care of the clothing and equipments of the men was an essential part of its discipline. A ragged or shabbily dressed man was a rarity. Dress coats, paper collars, fresh woolen shirts, neat-fitting pantaloons, good, comfortable shoes, and trim caps or hats, with all the blazing bras3 of com pany letters, an inch long, regimental number, bugle and eagle, according to the Regulations, were as common to Eastern boys as they the Westerners. were rare among The latter usually wore blouses in stead of dress coats, and as a rule their clothing had not been renewed since the opening of the campaign and it showed this. Those who wore good boots or shoes generally had to submit to forcible ex changes by their captors, and the same was true of head gear. The rebels were badly off in regard to hats. They did not have skill and ingenuity enough to make these out of felt or straw, and the makeshifts they contrived of quilted calico and long-leaved pine were ugly enough to frighten horned cattle. I never blamed them much for want ing to get rid of these, even if they did have to commit a sort of highway rob bery upon defenseless prisonerPUo so. To be a traitor in arms was bad certainly, but one never appreciated the entire magnitude of the crime until he saw a rebel wearing a calico or a pine-leaf hat. Then one felt as if it would be a great mistake to ever show such a man mercy. The Army of Northern Virginia seem ed to have supplied thomselves with head gear of Yankee manufacture of pre vious years, and they then quit taking the hats of their prisoners. Johnston's army did not have such good luck, and had to keep plundering to the end of the war. Another thing about the Army of the Potomac was the variety of the uniforms. There were members of Zouave regiments, wearing baggy breeches of various hues, gaiters, crimson fezes, and profusely braided jackets. I have before men tioned the queer garb of the "Lost Ducks" I,es Enjanls Perdu, 48th N.Y.) One of the most striking uniforms was that of the "Fourteenth Brooklyn." They wore scarlet pantaloons, a blue jacket, handsomely braided, and a red fez, with a white cloth wrapped around tha head, turban fashion. As a large num ber of them were captured, they formed quite a picturesque feature of every crowd. They were generally good -fel lows and gallant soldiers. Another uniform that attracted much, though not so favorable, attention was that of the 3d N. J. Cav., or First New Jersey Hussars, as they preferred to call themselves. The designer of the uni form must have had an interest in a cur cuma plantation, or else he wa3 a fanati cal Orangeman. Each uniform would furnish occasion enough for a dozen New York riots on the 12th of July. Never was such an eruption of the yellows seen outside of the jaundiced livery of some Eastern potentate. Down each leg of the panta loons ran a stripe of yellow braid ono and one-half inches wide. The jacket had enormous gilt buttons, and was em bellished with yellow braid until it wa3 difficult to tell whether it was blu'e cloth trimmed with yellow, or yellow adorned with blue. From the shoulders swung a little, false hussar jacket, lined with tho same flaring yellow. The vizorless cap was similarly warmed up with the hue of the perfected sunflower. Their saffron magnificence was liko the gorgeous gold of the lilies of tho field, and Solomon in all his glory could not hare been arrayed likoNme of them.. I hope he was not. I want to retain my respect for him. We dubbed these daffodil cavaliers "Butterflies," and the name stuck to them like a poor relation. Still another distinction that was always noticeable between the two armies was in the bodily bearing of the men. The Army of the Potomac was drilled more rigidly than the Western men, and had comparatively few long marches. Its members had something of the stift ness and precision of English and Ger man soldiery, while the Western boy3 had the long, " reachy " stride and easy swing that made 40 miles a day a rather commonplace march for an infantry regiment, 'V This was why we knew the prisoners to be Sherman's boys as soon they came inside, and we started for them to hear the news. Inviting them over to our lean-to, we told them our anxiety for the story of the decisive blow that gave us the Central Gate of the Confederacy, and asked them to give it to us. An intelligent, quick-eyed, sunburned boy, without an ounce of surplus flesh on face or limbs, which had been reduced to grayhound condition by the' labors and anxieties of the months of battling between Chattanooga and At lanta, seemed to be the accepted talker of the crowd, since rill the rest looked at him, as if expecting him to answer for them. He did so : "You want to know about how we got Atlanta at last, do you ? Well, if you don't know, I should think you would want to. If I didn't, I'd want somebody to tell rae about it just as soon as he could get to me, for it was one of the neatest little bits of work that ' Old Billy ' and his boys ever did, and it got away with Hood so bad that he hardly knew what hurt him. " Well, first, I'll tell you that we he long to the old 14th Ohio, which, if you know anything about the Army of the CumberIand,-y-ou'll remember has just about as good a record as any that trains around Old Pap Thomas and he don't 'low no slouches of any kind near him, either you can bet $500 to a cent on that, and offer to give back the cent if you wihT " Ours is Jim Steedman's old regi ment you've all heard of Old Chicka mauga Jim, who slashed his division of 7,000 fresh men into the rebel flank on the second day at Chickamauga in a way that made Longstreet wish he'd staid on the Rappahannock, and never tried to get up any little sociable with the Westetners. If I do say it myself, I believe we've got a3 good a crowd of square, stand-up, trust-'em-every-minutc-in-your-life boys as ever chawed hard tackr We got all the grunters and weak sisters fanned out the first year, and since then we've been on a business basis all the time. "We're in a mighty good brigade, too. Most of the regiments have been with us since we formed the first bri gade Pap Thomas ever commanded, and waded with him through the mud or Kentucky, from Wild Cat to Mill Springs, where he gave Zollicoffer jusfe a little the awfulest thrashing that n, -rebelGeneral ever got. That, you know, was in January, 1S62, and was the first victory gained by the Western Army, and our people felt so rejoiced over it that " " Yes, yes ; we've read all about that,'1 we broke in, "and we'd like to hear it again some other time; but tell us now about Atlanta." Toot continued. A Story or Gen. Walker. Gen. Francis A. Walker, the President o the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, who died some months ago, was one of the best known and most highly-honored citi zens of the United States. Gen. Walker went into the army a year after he graduated from Amherst College. A pleasant story which he used to tell illustrates the temper of the time, and shows of what stuff mothers were then made. He obtained a leave of absence to go home to Massachusetts, and arrived there without having notified his mother that he was com ing. When he approached the house it was evening. He peered throngh a window, and saw his mother sitting alone knitting. Then he stepped softly into the room, and standing before her said, suddenly: "Mother!" Mrs. Walker started and looked np at her son, but did not rise. " Francis," she said, severely; "have you left the army i " "No, mother; only on leave, back next week." I'm going "Then," Gen. Walker used to say, "sho jumped from her dtairand came aud kissed me. I liavo always wouderel what sb would have done if I had left the army." 1 ?& .