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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASEETGIOF, D. 0.. THURSDAY, MARCH 1G, 1890.
THE LIJGOIifllTE Steadfast Loyalty of East Tennesseeans Under Terrible Rebel Persecutions. Ey T. J. CAPPS, Lieutenant-Colonel, Sth Tcnn. Cav., San Diego. Cal. For a proper mulcrstnmling of the events nairatcl a picliminaiy statement will not be amiss. My ancestors were farmers, mostly engaged in laibiug cotton, corn, wheat and tl.e other products roinmon to ihc Southern States. 3Iy granf.father owned a huge cotton plantation in St. Clair County, Ala., and with tl.e aSMMance of his slaves laised, ginntd and haled the usual yield of cotton. The pi ices paid for totton at the time soon placed grandfather and his family in good circumstances. My father was engaged in the same business, but staited in to clear up and put in cultivation a let of new land?, which required gieat expense and delay be fore reaping any her.cf.t (hcivrcin. "While lie was so engaged lie was taken sick with fever, and soon alter died, leaving his busi ness aiTaiis in br.d shape. My mother re paired to a small farm near Knoxille, Tenn., het former home, almost wholly dependent upon me to assist l.er in maintaining herself and the other members of the family. So I practically Lccomc the head of the family, and went to work on the farm for a nunti er of v ears. 1 attended the free schools, and by cloe attention and the taking up ul other blanches by myself later at night lu pine light managed to secure something of an education. 1 was raised to think it a duty to go to chuich and belong to the temperance society. In my immediate lieighboihood was the church, a spacious log building, with a long shed in front, Avhere the people assembled from lar and near at the big meetings that occurred once a year. I linally entered the Uuivcrsity at Knox- ville. On doing so 1 was requested to sign the contract and to subscribe and swear that J would support the Constitution of the United States and of the State ol Tennessee. 1, at the time, did not understand what was meant by upholding and supporting a Con stitution. 1 graduated in 183-', and then up to l&VJ I was engaged in teaching, and formed a large acquaintance. Up to this time no State in the Union was more loyal to the Federal Government than Tennessee. She was a great Common wealth in herself, and her people held a gieat veneration for the National Union. Under the leadership of President Andrew Jackson she had spumed the nullification mocmcnt of South Carolina instigated by Calhoun. Her people, under James K. Polk, Andrew Johusoiij James P. Jones. Thomas Arnold. Thomas A. K. Nelson, Horace Maynard, and last, but not least, the immortal W. G. Browniow, in 180'U, felt secuie in with htanding the pressure biought to bear ly the Coniedeiate Oovernnient to carry the State out of the Union. Here the strugule begins. The people of the State, by their vote of some UUjlibO niajoiity, refused to secede and join the Confederacy; but the Governor of the State and a few members of the Legislature declared the State out of the Union. The people stood appalled at their helpless condition, while the Confederate Government stationed a large army at Knoxvilleand Cumberland Gap, which they at once fortined. "While I had not been a politician, I had carefully noted the progress of events from the time of the election of Abraham Lincoln till Virginia joined the Confederacy. The East Tennessee & Georgia Railroad was the only line foithe transportation of troops from the more southern States to the seat of war on the Potomac. The Union men in East Tennessee tore up the railroad track and burned the bridges along the line, thus disturbing the transportation of troops. This, among other things, brought down a "1 Cbayvxki) Upon tjik Sii'iip gtorm of persecution by the Confederate Government upon the Union men of Ivast Tennessee. Tlie' were branded as " Lin eolnites," and great e-ftorLs were made to subjugate them. This the Confederate Government never succeeded in doing. The Confederate Government had enacted a law making soldiers of all able-bodied men of certain ages within the Confederacy, and they were required, on notice, to report for duty, or be treated as deserters and be punished as such. This law they undertook to enforce in East Tennessee. In oider to do so, they placed Provost-Marshals at all the principal points, and squads of Confederate cavalry were scattered here and there to assist them. Then est in a reign of terror. The first thing was to disarm what " Lin colnites" they coulel and turn their guns over to the authorities. The Uuiou men in East IVjiicseco had many very line guns, and they were all, as a rule, dead shots. The next thing was to enforce the con scription and send the Union men of East Tenuetsce as far away as possible in the Confederate service. Any other peoxrie in JHr BvMw B5 JBf fix. t BHIIIW xl v , y , ' , most ca-cs at this juncture wonld have lost lit ait and joined the onslaught against the Government. At this time it was strange to note the change fiom law and order to the chaos then ivigMtig. The jails of the different Counties liad mined loose the nsoncrs, and no one had n:iy p:oleciion either to person or prop erly. The jails were used to incarcerate m-e-f.irigible Liniolnites. The one at Knox ille was kept full of many of the best citizen-, li.r no offense other than that they hr.d been outspoken against the Confederacy. J call to nmid that grand old patiiot, J'ar nv.i ;ov. nlovv, while incarcerated in the jail at Know-Hie, not knowing but what at any mi me; t be would be taken out and shot. 1 ri'is.t ;il!v Knew him :iml some, of his falllllv". : j - . .. -.--; ..... .. ...... ... -. -- . jand they were always nndy, if need be, to isacr.ti c their lives rather than forfeit their !o:il integiity. I can safely and tiuthiully -ay the same lor each and every loyal citizen .f JIar-t Tennessee. This state of affaire con tinued until the beginning of 1SG1. When a Union man was notifie.l to report tor duty at a conscript camp he was allowed a shoit time to arrange his affairs. This time was always used in hunting out some .-eduded place in which he could conceal hum-elf until he could get out of the coun liy with a company of others in like con dition. Their homes would be watched by spies f i om the Confederate camps. "When ever it was known that any such conscript had slipped into his home in the night to get something to eat, or take a last leave of his family, his home would be sunounded by a squad of Confederate cavalrv, and the hus band and father would be seized, taken out into tne yard, and riddled with bullets, 'those uecuricnccs were not infiequent, and the moat desperate characters were in com mand of companies to execute these deeds. 'Ibis K'iguof tenor especially existed in East Tcnnco-ee during Itttil and the early part of ltb'.'. A Union man dining this time dared n fi, on peril of his life, ex pre. s his senti ments, as during all the time some unknown enemy might hear and betray him. Afier the battles of Wild Cat and Mill Springs, in eastern Kentucky, the Govern ment established camps on Cumberland liiver and Camp Dick .Robinson, a short dis tance south ami west of Cumberland Gap. These camps at once became tlie refuge lor the conscnpts in East Tennessee. To reach them requiied a rough and perilous journey. They dared not travel along a public road, nor e-re-ss a sticam at public crossings, for they were guaidcd by the rebels; but their friends assisted them by preparing means of cio-jsing at other points. They traveled mostly by night, and e'en then along by ways. Often a party of refugees would le attacked by the lebels, and then would occur a haud-to-haud light, in which the rebel squad would sometimes get the worst of it. Tne b ue line of the Cumberland Mountains, standing boldly out, is the western boundary of East Tennessee, and all the country west of it was still in the United States. To ciois this line anti get into the fastnesses of the mountains beyond assured absolute safety for the then down-trodden loyalists, and then they could reach the Union army. During 18G1 some 7,000 Union men from East Tennessee succeeded in making this perilous journey, auti entered the United fctates army at said camps. They formed regiments and were well-armed and drilled for efi'ectiv e service. It was a rare case when a lo3al East Tennesseau reached the Union lines that he did not join the army with the determination to lay down his life if need be to assist in driving the rebels out of East Tennessee. ' Thus matters progressed until the early part of lfcG2. The outlook was indeed Axt Maim: a Shokt Speech." gloomy enough. In most of the battles the lei.els seemed to have gotten thve better of th; I'liiiin army. Our long-deferred hope ol our frieuds in Kentucky, with the Union army, leturning and icsciiing us from op pression had almost died out. The Con federate Government seemed to be fastened upon us. A few of our people wavered, but only a few. 1 had been teaching school at Rutledge, the County seat of Grainger County, in upper luist Tennessee, for a number of years, but the school closed by reason of the unsettled times, and I had little to do except listen to what was going on and try to keep quiet. At this juncture the Confederate authorities deemed it proper to enforce the conscription in my County and a number of adjoining Counties. Conscript camps were established at suit able points. Notices to report for duty were served upon a great many of the citizens, and at the same time the Union men began to find seciet plans in which to conceal them selves, and make the necessary arrangements to reach the Union Hues iif Kentucky. They generally went out in squads, arming theni- selves as best they could, and carrying with them a suitable supply of provisions. When they wished to rest and sleep, they selected sonic secluded spot, with the blue sky of heaven for a covering, and posted a sentinel to keep watch. They soon adopted a grip and password. The squads were continual!' passing close to Kutlediic, and often camped nearby. Only a few well-known citizens would lie allowed to visit a rami). I was asked one evening by a Union friend if I woild like to visit a camp. Of course I went. My friend gave me the grip and password, and I had no trouble in seeing them. No one knew when a notice would bo served on him to rojxirt at a conscript camp ford ut v. The rebels alwavs selected those they wanted lo ;et rid of as being dangerciu to the Confederate euusc. Up to this time I had been very careful not to excite any animosity, but an incident took place which at once put me under sus picion. Theie was a labid, outspoken Union man named Charles Smith, the Clerk of the Court at Hut ledge, who, being quite infnni. could not be drafted as a soldier. Ho tiie rebels concluded that the only way to get iid of him was to kill him. A squad of cavalry was sent to perforin this duty. A number of Union men undertook to protect Smith J got my gun and'placed the muz zle of it in an opening 'in "a window of niv hou&c, to be leady to shoot anyone whoshoul 1 i attempt to kill Smith. The killing of Smith J did not come off, but it "gave me away." home icbei reported me to the authorities. The Provost-Marshal at once, with great pomp and circumstance, served upon me the iiatial notice that my services were required as a soldier in the Confederate States of America, and was kind enough to give me a few days to report. 1 decided at once that 1 would not go into the rebel army. I had a wife and two children. 1 could not make up my mind to leave thcin, aud to take them with me any place where I would be safe was out of the question. I plucked up courage enough to reveal the situation to my wife. I expected a cry and a break down trom her, but instead she ex claimed: "You shall never go into the icbei army. I and the children can go to my father, and you can go within the Union lines in Ken-tuck-. No doubt the Union ai'my vyill soon be in ICast Tennessee, aud you can then safely return. If they do not 1 will run the block ade with the children and go to you." That settled it. My wife at once packed her trunks with her clothing and valuables. I securely attached my money within my underclothing. I secretly engaged an ex pressman to take us to the railroad depot at New Market. Just at twilight we locked up our house and left Itutledge. We traveled all night, and just at sunrise, and in time to catch tiie train, I bade my family gbod-by and put them on the train. When I looked around I found the whole place full of rebel soldiers. I went quietly to the hotel, got my breakfast, and sauntcied oil' in a westerly direction. I kept on till some time in the afternoon, when 1 stopped at the house of a well-known Union man named Owens, to get something to cat. There were none of the family at home, except the old lady and her two grown daughters. I told them my story, and they at once concealed me, gave me something to eat, and advised tne to go to an old field when evening would come on and join a party of Union men who weie going to a Federal camp in Kentucky. This old field was in an out-of-the-way place, but on the main big road leading west, about a mile from Mr. Owens's place. When twilight came on the ladies gave me a good supper aud a haversack of provisions sufficient to last me for a week. The old gentleman ly this time had returned home, and finding out my object gave me a sword, which he had used in some former war, and hoped it might be some use to me on 1113' adventure. He placed in my charge his son, a lad of some 15 years, to go with us to the Union lines. I will say that the two young Owens ladies were ver' intelligent, and belonged to that class of noble women in Eat Tennessee who were ever ready to feed or conceal, and would never betray, a poor, hungry, footsore refugee who was struggling to restore the supremacy of the Stais and Stripes. After receiving the good wishes of old man Owens and his wife and daughters, I made my way with Master Owens to the old field, and on arriving there found a large number of men, many of whom I had known before, and was not surprised to see. The object in this gathering was to get a force sufficiently large and properly armed to keep at a dis tance the small squads of Confederate cav alry then in the country, and then march boldly to the Union lines. They were armed in various ways. I noted sonic with large bore guns that bad been used for shooting bear in the mountains, others with the ordi nary squirrel rifle and shotgun, aud quite a number with pikes. I also noted -that they carried haversacks full of piovisions, and many of them had along a Uask full of applejack, a fine quality of apple or peach brandy. 1 1 was understood that all the men would arrive by midnight, when they would organize and stattfor Ken tucky, over and beyond the Cumberland Mountains. 1 circulated among the men and made a number of acquaintances. By morning all the men arrived, when, to my surprise, one mounted a stump, made a speech to the assembled multitude, and in conclusion moved that I be elected to take charge of the expedition, and that 1 at once piocccd to proj)eily arrange it. This came upon me like a clap of thunder out of a clear sky, but anyway such an honor was not to be ignoied, and as the men had nu.de 1113' appointment unanimous I crawled upon the stump and made a shoit speech. I formed ihc men in line font deep. I ap pointed a i. umber of joung men as Aids. I was mounted on a line lioisc. I wore a big overcoat and a stovepipe hat, aud having the sword that Mr. Owens gave me, I charged up and down the line, making quite a mili tary appearance. 1 had the men count off, and found that there were a little over 1,200 read3 to peril their lives in order to reach Kentucky to join the Union army, and then assist in driving the rebels out of East Ten-nes-ec. Had thc3r been armed with Spring field rifles the3' would have knocked to pieces ai)3' brigade of rebel cavalry that might have attempted to intercept them. The column moved off in line st3fle, head ing west toward the Cumberland Mountains. To he continued.) Xlic Xlxperieiicc of a IVis eoiiHin Farmer. Mr. "NV. J. Hurst, a prominent farmer in the neighborhood of Wild Kosc, Wis., wants to benefit suffering mankind. Mr. Hurst writes: "I desire to let you know my gratitude to Dr. V. Fahrncy, of Chicago, 111., inasmuch as 1 have entirely recovered from a severe illness with which I was taken down in November, 189G. I received 21 visits from local doctors without help. Dr. , of Wild J Jose, called three times and Dr. , from "Wautoma, 18 times. They agreed that I had catarrh and inflammation of the bladder. I suffered terrible pains. Completely dis couraged, I gave up the doctors and com menced using Dr. Peter's Blood Yitalizer. It was not long before I commenced to feel better, and the improvement has kept right on. 1 also had pains in my limbs and feet; they did not swell, but were very painful. This medicine is grand. I want to benefit humanity, and therefore all my influence shall be spent in behalf of the 131ood Vitalizer. I live live miles from the post oflice, on my own farm." When all else has failed, use Dr. Peter's Blood Vitalizer; but why wait till then? Thousands have gladly testified to tho meiits of this remedy. Sold to the peoplo direct through local agents by the proprietor, Dr. P. Fahrncy, 112-114 South Hoyuo Ave., Chicago, 111. FIG WG TflEM OVER. What the Veterans Have to Say About Their Campaigns. STONE RIVER. . ,, j Anil Something About .Msicliui;; to Sliiloli jn ISOJi. En.TOii National TmiitVxc: If you have space to spare me, I wish to answer through your grand paper, Comrade W. E. Doyle, of the loth Ind. 1 do not wish to give him and his brave regiment all the piaise of sav ing Hosccrans's army .at Stone Kiver. 1 think we lay out in the cotton field Dec. :?1. 18(2, when Gen. Kosecratis and staff aud escort came in a sweeping trot right up to us as we lay on the giqund. They had passed around our left down toward the river, and near the client's lines. Thc3 came up in front of us. We got up aud fixed lm'o ncts to salute them. They vvuie ver3' close to us. We were Co. A, on the right of the regiment. While we were at present arms, shells were plowing up the earth, and send ing a little of what we soldiers call "hell" among us. A rebel shell just then a few rods in jear of the General, burst, struck an Orders in the back, then passed us. An other shell took the General's Adjutant's head off; another took a piece of a bo3''s leg off We moved forward and to the right into a grove to the left of the railroad, just to the left of an old cotton-gin. 'Ihree other boys and 1 were detailed to go out along the rail road to shoot at Confederate sharpshooters who were trv'ing to pick off our battery men. 1 had made five shots and hal got the sixth ball about half way down in the Eu-lield-rifle barrel, when I concluded to crawl back a wa3'.s and get another gun i saw sit ting by a tree near the left bank of the railroad. The gun found all right, I lo.uled it. I saw a brigade of Confederate soldier.-? I think were Breckinridge's, Gen. Long stieet's Corps, coming for us. I turned and looked for my regiment, tlie -10th Ind. I s.ivv it moving to tlie light. I think the 57th Ind. was in our iront. I hurried past in roar of the regiment. I took my place in tiie rear rank. All bad just lain down, as most all infantrymen do in time of battle, extent while ma.iuvering to posi tions. On the enemy came. The regiment in our front got up, aboot-faced, and every other man of us crawled back of his right-hand man, and the3' marched through aud back of us. We took our places. The 10th Jnd. battery, I think, Capt. Cocks, just in o.ir rear, poured grape and canister-shot over us into the .Johnnies. Tiie3' came up to within a couple of hundred 3ards of us. We were ordeied to hold our fire until the3' got close, but the3' t:alted and opened liic on us. The bullets rattled among ,t)ie otton stalks, killing 1113' right-hand man. But the loth Ind. saved us all. I will tell Comrade Do3'Ie that T haven't forgotten that teinble dark, rainy night, JO miles east of Savannah, in April, lHb'2, when old Col. G. J). Wagner rode in front on his big white horse. He had intended t" march us through to Shiloh that night, after nine da3's' haul inarcliing.'iiiakiug about o"f miles that day; but, oh, it was so dark; when it did lightning the Colonel would say " Come on, boys," and would spur up the old tired horse; but when ome he spun ed him, instead of going on to the bridge over the creek, he went over the bank into the water. When the Colonel got across a camping place was looked lor, but bel'oie that time 1113' bunkmate, Travis, and 1 bad noticed some buildings off to the left in our fiont. When the lightning Hashed we crossed one of the worst yellow clay, muddy, wads hi West. Tennessee, and thiough a pasture aud waded the creek. We found some log stables on the west bank, and plenty of 11.13' to make us comfortable. We crawled in and slept till sunrise; got up, and found as many bo3's as could had slept in that hay loft. We remembeied our direction, as we had watched how we came. We got to Shiloh, and I think old Co. A had about O'o out of 102 who passed over to the beyond. J. Ji. W11.S0X, Co. A. -loth Jnd., of Stockwell, Jnd., in Jd()l: Marvin, Kan. SCRIBflEil'S BRIGADE. Its Gloriotti 1'art in the Fighting Around Chattanooga. Editoii National Tkiijuxe: I was very glad to see even a small recognition of the serv-es of the First Urigade, Firat Divis ion, Fourteenth Corps, as was given 113- Com rade Kodgeis, Co. C, -Iriti Ind., in a recent issue. Jt is known perhaps to but very few outside 'jf this brigade that it was the only organization in the entire uriny which io.ight in both the battles of Lookout Mouniaiu and Missionary Jiidge, and that the legi ments composing this brigade were tlie only ones entitled to have both these battles written on their banners. This brigade was at that time one of the largest in the Army of thy Cumberland, and composed of the 2d, 3:d, and 14th Ohio, 10th Wis., IWth, 1:M mid dth Jnd., loth Ky. aud J04th III. The first five of these regiments were the ones composing the bri gade formerly commanded by Jiievet Hrig. Uen. Ji. F. Scnbner. The other, regiments were added to the brigade after the battle of Chickamauga, Gen. Catlin being placed in command ot the whole, while Gen. Scnbner, at the request of Gen. -Cailin, retained com mand of that part which had 'composed his former brigade. No don hi Oen. Seribner was the cause of this splendid brigade being sent to assist Hooker in his fight for the mountain. All who vveieon or near Oi chard Jvnobon that memorable day will lemember with what eageineas operations wen; watched on Look out Mountain, and what cheers rent the air when Hooker's men were seen swinging around on the etist face of the Mountain while our battery on Moccasin Point was heaving shells up and over them on the crest of the mountain. Gens. Grant, Thomas, Johnson, and other leading Generals were all .intently watching every movement unough their glasses. Gen. Sciibner, standing ,noar them, in all the enthusiasm of his nature,jexclainied in their hearing: , . t " Why can't some of jis; idle fellows go up there and help them out? " 1 It was but a very short time after this that Gen. Carl in received) orders to take his brigade and report to Gen. Hooker without delay. The boys who went on that trip know full well with what alacrity that order was obeyed. It was late in the afternoon before we were able to cross: Chattanooga Creek, but Yankee ingenuity is always equal to the occasion, and an old ilatboat furnished the means for crossing. Geu. Seribner, with the first over, was sent in advance to find Gen. Hooker, and re ceive orders for the disposition of the com ing brigade. Finding Hooker, ho directed that we relieve Gen. Getir3', whose line was at that time in front of the " White House," and was supposed to connect on the left with the right of Gen. Osterhaus. Before this disposition could be effected darkness set in, and it can be imagined with what difficulty troops could be moved along the rugged side of the mountain dur ing that darkness, which was lighted only by the musket's flash and the bursting shell. Long after night it was discovered that Geary's left had been far in advance of Osterhaus's right, thereby leaving quite a long space on our left and rear exposed. This might have proved disastrous to us had the enemy discovered and taken advantage of the situation but tho error in aligument 1 vTGgulating the functions oto the exhausted (. sician proves unavailing. V Frank B. Trout, of 103 Grlswold Ave.. Detroit, Mich., The wr-ur or the genuine p&cK&dc is 'pointed, in YedinKon white peeper 6.nd be&rs the Pull n&me.. nJsrsrs was discovered in time, and three regiments were hurried forward as fast as the natnre of the gioiind and darkness of the night would lierinit. The threo regiments were formed perpen dicularly -to the leit of the front line, and, reaching hack, connectel with the right of Oitt-rhati-s, thus continuing the line. And none too soon, for tiring now hscame furious all along the line, and continued far into the night. And this was what is known as the night hattle on Lookout .Mountain, said to have been a grand spectacle from Chatta nooga and the valley below. When morning dawned and the sun's bright rays had dispelled tiie murky clouds that hung over the mountain, they met and kissed the stars in the blue lield of the ban ner of the free as its folds were shaken out from the rugged peak of old Lookout. Then it was that from valley, and hill-top, and mountain-side, went up cheer after cheer, echoing and re-echoing, until the whole universe seemed to be rejoicing, and we knew then that the enemy, like the Arab, had "folded their tents and silently stolen away." Soon Gen. Hooker's troop3 began their march for .Missionary JJidge by the way of Kossvillo, but all the bridges over Lookout Creek had been destroyed by the retreating rebels, and .Hooker's force's advance was so impeded thereby that they failed to arrive in tunc to take part in that grand movement that swept the rebels from Missionary Kidge and gave success to our arms. But the First .Brigade, First Division, Fourteenth Corps, moved in a different direction from that taken by Hooker's men. They went down Lookout Mountain aud took what was known as the river road; liaised by and beyond Chattanooga; on over to Orchard Knob, and resumed their position on the right of the Fourteenth Corps, ready for any other duty that they might be called upon to perform. The boys had scarcely rested from their arduous labors of the day and previous night, before the order to advance was sounded allj along the line, and on we swept, and drove the enemy from their first line of riHe-pits, at the foot of the ridge, and advancing a short distance beyond, we halted; buc for a bhort time only, as tlie fire that was being poured upon them caused us to be so restless that we could not he held back, so on we went, without orders from either Captain or General. It was a grand charge of the pri vate soldiers of the Union army, and amongst the first to reach thesummitof Mis sionary Jiidge were the nine regiments that composed the First Brigade, First Division, Fouiteenth Corps. And there is not a man of either of those regiments liviug to-day but is proud of the fact that upon their old banners is written, amongst many other glorious battles, "Lookout Mountain, Mis sionary Jiidge." What iollowcd this grand charge is written in history, that should be read aud studied by every bchool boy in our great Nation. War. Fi.iend, Sergeant, Co. B, aud Secre tary, 3dth Jnd., Laiayelte, Ind. Credit Duo to Ilaxen's Urlgaue. John Barnes, Captain, Co. E, 23d Ky., Cincinnati, U., writes: "In the issue of Feb. 2i appears the statement of Comrade A. JJradly, which I cm verify. JJazen'a Bri gade advanced directly in front of JJragg's Jleadquartera in the charge at Mission Jiidge. The "2lid Ky. was consolidated with the 1st Ohio, under command of Col. F. Bassett J,angdon. Jn the charge the colors of the 2:Jd Jvy. were shot down three times, and all of the color-guards killed or wounded. I saw the two piece of artillery in front of JJragg's Headquarter captured and fired at the enemy, and for years carried as a tiophy a corksciew taken from one of the caissons. The colors of the 23d Ky. and the 1st Ohio were the first to reach the Jiidge. None of Sheridan's J)iviston aie entitled to any credit, because, while Wood's Division advanced Sheridan's was halted and took shelter. The result was that Jlazen's Brigade was on the lidge and moved to their right, driving the enemy from Sheridan's front, capturing ar tillery in front ot Sheridan. I am sure Ihe war records will sustain this statement, as Ilazcu's Brigade was credited with capturing' 2G pieces of artillery on Mission Jiidge." Any Girl C&in Tell A physician who makes the test and is hopest about it can tell you that, in many cases,the number of red corpuscles in the blood is doubled after a course of treatment with Dr. Williams' Pink Pills For Pale People. That this may not oe entirely ciear rrom the doctors statement, but any .,. ,...w .. v,. you tnat it means Tea nps.orignt eyes, good appetite, absence of headache, and that it trans forms the pale and sallow girl into a maiden who glows with the beauty which perfect health $lone can give. Mothers whose daughters grow debilitated as they pass From girlhood into womanhood should not neglect the pill best adapted for this particular ill. ur. YNimcums and nerves, invigorating the body, ana restoring woman when every effort of the fourteen Ve had to take our daughter from school on account of Ul health. he weighed only 00 pounds, was pale and sallow and the doctors said she had anaemia. Finally we gave her Dr. Williams Pink Pills for Pale People. When she had taken two boxes she was strong enough to leave her bed, and In less than six months was something like herself. To-day she is entirely cured, and is a biff, strong, healthy girl, weighing 130 pounds, and has never had a Blck day since." Detroit Evening News. PICKET SHOTS. From Alert Comrades "Whole Line. Alons the In Front of Fort H1H. H. O. Neil, Co. F, 7th Mo., Smithfield, Fa., writes: "The item in the isne of Jan. 2G, 'Eunning the Batteries at Vicksbnrg,' brought interesting letters from three of the regiment; viz, Adj'tW. J. Farrell, of "Water town, N. Y.; Capt. Thomas "Whelan, Big Fork, Ark., and Dennis McCarthy, of the National Military Home, Ivan. McCarthy was a member of my co mpany, and in the hold of the Tigress with me on that night of the 22d of April, 15G3. Capt. Whelan also was with that expedition on the steamer. Capt. Whelan imparted the sad intelligence to me of the death of several officers of the regiment, among them Capt. P. D. Toomer, who handled the throttle of the Tigress that night, and the bravo and chivalrous JJeut. Bowen, who, after all the color-bearers went down in that pitiless hail of niinics in the as sault on Fort J Jill the 22d of May at Yicks burg, snatched the colors from the dying gr.isp of Serg't Fitzgerald, and waving them aloft broke out in his clear tenor with the in spiring strains of the Star Spangled JJauner. I would like to liear from the big Ser geant of the Sth 111. who took me on his back like a kid that I was and carried me off the field in front of Fort Hill the night of the 22d of May, 18G3. I have forgotten his name, but 1 know that he was good stuff, and had a lieart in him as big as an ox." Sot All C:iptureI by Morgan. A. B. Straw, Co. M, 9th Pa. Cav., Anson ville, Pa., writes: ' Jn the issue of March 2 1 see an inquiry made by W. JL Bush, Ser geant, Kith Ga. battalion, C. S. A., regarding Maj. Jordan. At dniiglit on the morning of July 'J, 18G2, Gen. Alorgan attacked and surrounded tnree companies of the 9th Pa. Cav., commanded by Maj. Thomas J. Jordan, near Tompkinsville, Ky. We had four killed, seven wounded and 13 taken prisoners. John Kuhn, Porter Shanou, of my company, weie killed, and John Burke, John D. Dillen, William If. JIaine,s aud Serg't Shotield were wounded. Maj. Jordan's horse was shot, and he was captured. He was afterward ex changed, and came back to the regiment. He was promoted, and commanded the regi ment in lb'GL The regiment was attached to Gen. Kilpatrick's command on Sherman's march to Savannah. He commauded a bri gade in Sherman's last campaign utitil -the surrender of Gen. J. F. Johnston's command in North Carolina. He returned to his home in Uarrisburg, Pa., at the close of the war, wearing the star of a Brigadier-General. He lived in Harrisburg until his death a few years ago. "As to Morgan captnring the entire com mand and paroling all but Maj. Jordan, I -would say that Mr. Bnsh is mistaken. I know one that got away after the fight was over, although lie had a pretty close call. We had about 250 men in the light, aud at least 200 of them got away, although they had to run pretty fast. Capt. T. S. Mc Cahau, of our conipauy, who kept a diary, says in that fight we were surrounded. Morgan had 2,3U0 men in his command. The rebels lost 31 killed and 5G wounded, amoug their wounded being Lieut.-Col. Hunt, who died the third day after at Tomp kinsville. He was said to be in command of the 2d Ga. Mounted Inf. I would like the Sergeant to write his version of this fight, not for the sake of controversy, but that we may know what was their view of this light at the time." Letter front a 32il "Wis. Comrade. A. J. Wells, Milton, Wis., writes: "Let me say a word for Tin; NatioxalTjuhuxe. Any old soldier who docs not take that grand paper has no idea how much he lose. It is chock full of valuable information, wit and humor. 1 often wonder that I never see a word in it from the old 32d Wis. boys. We campaigned it with 'Uncle Billy' Sherman over 4,U00 miles, and are not. all dead, 1 know. Wake up, 32d, aud let us hear from you." QjRjS&W means good blood 9 u.cr.v.uuM rmMnufctui raic vs strengtn ana neaitn pny- says: "At the agre of Fifty trfi tt b& &t dTuhtt ot direct from DY.YTillivns MtdvtineCo. SchentC-tdy.N.Y. Book o9 cvjycs 9rec. Favor Service Pension Bill. At a recent meeting of Maj.XKeenan) Post, 137, Beaver Crossing, Neb., a reso lution passed by Olympia Post, Cotton wood, Cal., was read and indorsed as em bodying the sentiments of Keenan Post. The resolution favors a service pension of S12. Jos. Ellis is Commander and S. S. Atwood, Adjutant. Rupture Was Cured. Five-ears Ago the Experiment Was Tried. No Doubt But What the Cure is Per manent. In the early part of 1S93, J. D. Thompson, of Castorlnnd, N. Y , was attracted by the news paper announcement that Dr. W. S- Itice, of 229 T. Main St , Adams, N. Y., had perfect-d a new" Mil. J. D. THOMPSON. nnd marvelous cure for rupture. Mr. Thompson had a rupture that the various kinds of trusses on the market wouldn't hold, so h communi cated with Dr. Itiec.nnd bcsrnn trennnuit imme diately. He vvns cured 6oeompIeteIv astnupsei nil former theories regarding- the treatment ot rupture, and for the past five years has neon n3 sound as a dollar. This fact is worthy of inibli-' cation, since there arc thousinds of si.licrera who honestly believe they cninot he cured. U'rito to Dr. Kieo aud he will scwr you free a book that describes this frrand tieutiuenc It is a home ciirent small cost, painless, harm less, without operation or loss of an hour from work. It cures man. woman, or child, aud no matter how bad the rupture may be the euro is quiek, complete and permanent. If ou aro ruptured do not neglect this notice of tho Kicc method of eure. It is the record ingr of facts like the above that makeour n vvspapcrs of such value to us. 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