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utfle Notes
from Dixie
Personal Recollections of a Confederate Cavalryman
By GEO DALLAS MOSGttCVE
1901 nv Tiir rcDiisiirns of the natioval Tmnuxn
Continuing our march into old Ken
tucky where the meadow prass was
blue Giltners Brigade arrived at AVin
chester just after nightfall Gen Mor
gan in advance with the little Second
Brigade had gone to Lexington leaving
Winchester before dark About a mite
beyond the town wc halted to feed our
horses and rested an hour The bugle
again sounded and we wearily resumed
the march toward Lexington -
ThcJdismounted men what were left
of them had all been brought -along from
Mr Sterling some riding behind their
more fortunate comrades while many
had obtained horses enroute Thoroughly
understanding the trick and being in
the rich blue grass country a laud
abounding in famous horses of royal pedi
gree the foot cavalry secured chargers
in a surprisingly short time
We were seriously encumbered how
ever with the prisoners taken on the first
day at Mt Sterling and a large number
of wounded men who were unable to ride
horseback Of course we would not
abandon them and for their
mnst trade horse Luckily the how
swnppin was easy Tho gentleman told
us that in n distant pasture of his
demesne in an old stable hidden away
from the Yanks were two excellent
thoroughbreds Wc found the animals
all right the one I secured being a
superb mare graceful and going all the
gaits I rode her until the close of the
war The other animal taken by one of
my comrades was almost as good Al
though it was n risky thing to do we re
turned to the house to thank the gentle
man to get another glimpse of the lovely
women and possibly toquench n thirst
for another modicum of that wine Par
enthetically I must say that when I en
tered that elegant hospitable mansion ana
found myself surrounded by a bevy of
mademoiselles the elite of a favored land
I congratulated myself that I made a pre
sentable appearance all dressed up in
the fine habiliments taken from the Fed
eral ofllcers trunk ut Mt Sterling One
of the ladies Miss Maria Bauman kindly
promised to write a letter to my home
people living on the banks of la belle
river within the enemys lines She wrote
the letter and I have ever since cherished
the memory of that gracious lady but
alas I never saw her again
Although it Was riskt we Returned to the House to Thank
the gentleman
tion we borrowed many fine carriages
and buggies to serve in lieu of ambulances
It was a novel sight to see a long train of
elegant vehicles in column with veteran
cavalrymen
The train of carriages was suggestive
of a funeral cortege The Moigan cav
alier however usually looked upon the
brighter side of a picture and there was
many a jolly laugh and witty remark oc
casioned by the 4udicrousness of dusty
battle scarred veterans riding inthe hand
tome carriages of au aristocratic land It
must not be supposed however that those
vehicles were taken vi et armis from their
owners We were In a friendly country
a land where the people were generally
rich generous and famous for hospitality
As a rulo the carriages and buggies were
freely and voluntarily placed at our dis
posal when the owners received au inti
mation of the dire extremity to which our
wounded comrades were reduced Mor
gans men were at home albeit a long
way from their base in Old Virginia We
were in the fairest garden of that ex
ceedingly fertile and beautiful land tho
famous blue grass section of Kentucky
The massive and elegant mansions were
the homes of Morgans cavalrymen Their
fathers were lords of the manors and
their mothers sisters and sweethearts
were the lovely goddesses that graced the
parlors and drawing rooms the baronial
like halls All this however by the way
LEXIXGTOX
When within five or six miles of Lex
ington we baw a brilliantly illuminated
sky which we soon learned was oc
casioned by the light from burning Fed
eral depots and other buildings among
them Gen Morgans own fine stables to
which he had ordered the torch applied
that he might the better see how to fight
and probably to frighten the enemy Mor
gans advance skirmished with the enemy
In the streets of Lexington the greater
portion -of the night without however
material results Giltners Brigade
reached the city at daylight The light
ing soon became animated but the cas
ualties were not numeious the Federals
gradually retiring to the shelter of Fort
Clay on the other side of the city Can
non balls from the fort occasionally
ricochetted through the streets We were
told that there were 300 white soldiers
and about 500 negro troops in and near the
rort
There was no enemy at Georgetown
but all the same wc had lively times there
during a halt of two or three hours
Gen Morgan established temporary head
quarters at the best hotel and the citizens
most of whom were rebel sympathizers
treated us royally In fact they treated
us too Jiberally a number of officers and
men soon becoming plain drunks and
I blush to record the fact while we were
partaking of the generous hospitality of
the town some of the lower grade of
soldiers were pillaging it However that
class or men lite tne poor we always
havo with ns in all armies In all com
munities The streets were full of ladies
negros and Confederate cavalrymen the
young ladies from a neighboring seminary
also coming into town to view the unusual
spectacle Confederate soldiers in George
town Personally I felt somewhat
ashamed of our appearance many being
hilariouily intoxicated and all who were
not abnormally animated under the flu
ence of Bourbon whiskey were dusty
tired and sleepy too
In the afternoon about 2 oclock the
bugles sounded boots and saddles and
GenMorgan and staff in advance the
weary column left Georgetown going to
wards Frankfort where Cant Hart TV-
Jenkins with a squadron had previously
gone iu anve in me picKets and make
demonstrations
Probably in no country Is there a finer
system of turnpike roads than in the blue
grass region of Kentuckr Whpn nn hia
raids In the State Gen Morgan adopted
tactics to mystify the enemy in garrison
in many towns of the State While mov
ing the main column against a certain ob
jective point he would send detachments
to make demonstrations against- various
towns to impress tho garrisons there with
the belief that they were to be attacked
causing them to adopt defensive measures
and to refuse to heed the call for re
inforcements at the real point of attack
The excellent roads running in all direc
tions afforded exceptional facilities for
such demonstrations
Having proceeded five miles in the di
rection of Frankfort a sort of reconnois
sance in force Gen Morgan halted the
column held a brief council of war re
called Jenkins from Frankfort and coun
termarched to Georgetown In fact the
alert General had somewhat
his plans He had learned that there were
Ilrlmr nn rtlllnfr fZn 1nin A Strong forces Of th CneDlV t Prnillffnrt
cided that it would involve an unnecessary Paviller and Camp Nelson on his orlg
loes of life to storm Ft Clay and ordered intended line of march through the
flank movement around the city the
march being through back streets and
along the outskirts still however within
range of the fort whence an occasional
shot came shrieking harmlessly above our
beads The Federal prisoners on foot
ducked their beads just the same as we
did when the solid cannon balls came our
way Some of them swore wickedly
blaming their comrades in the fort ior
thus cannonading them We had a good
deal of fun right along there there being
much good humored chaffing going on
between Yank and Johnny
Having successfully made the flank
movement we struck the Georgetown
turnpike behind Ft Clay and with Gilt
ners Brigade in advance Gen Morgan
rapidly marched to Georgetown
BECUUma A MOU5T
Jnst here I shall interpolate an episode
descriptive of the manner In which I
obtained a fresh horse the experience of
others beine somewhat similar Enroute
from Lexington to Georgetown two com
rades and mytclf saying nothing to no
body left the marching column and went
across a beautiful stretch of country
where the meadow grass was blue
watching an opportunity to trace
horses We soon found a number of ani
mals In the pasture lands but saw none
that suited our fastidious fancy We
wanted something fine the best equine
flesh that gamboled in Kentucky pastures
About two miles from the road wo came
to an elegant mansion and found the lord
and lady and three or four fair young
ladies at home all of them kindly and
effusively extending to us the welcoming
hand One lovely damsel almost instantly
Tanished but quickly re appeared accom
panied by an exceedingly ebouy hued
Topsy bearing a silver salver loaded
with pastry and wine Morgans men
sometimes lived pretty well got the best
Things were pleasant there and we al
most allowed oursolves to be persuaded to
remain to dtnnor which we were assured
would be served within an hour How
ever we exercised discretion tho better
part and declined the tempting invitation
Our command had zona far mhamA mnA
Burbrldge and our Mt Sterling acquaint-
nee luism am pressing Close benlna Et
Bides we mast be about our business
oihiu ue now determined upon a new
route Cyntbiana Augusta Maysville
thence to the Big Sandy River thence1 to
Virginia
Scarcely halting at Georgetown we
marched all the afternoon and night the
Second Brigade In front thrown there by
the reversal of our line of march The
prisoners were still In charge of Giltners
Brigade our progress being necessarily
slow as we marched in their rear they
being on foot and very weary
To be continued
Where He Failed
Judge
Did you get your promotion asked a
friend of a warrant officer in the Navy
No was the answer given In a tone
of dlftgust
What was the trouble Im sure you
could pass the examination
Thats just where 1 missed It Tbw
got through with the two stop but flunked
completely in the waltz
A Bad Sign
Pitch
Clara I am afraid that Charley
Stretcher Isnt going to mtka a good hus
band for Sadie
Maud Why not
Clara She tells me that when they
came back from their wedding trip he had
some money left
A CHANCE TO MAKE MONEY
I have bets idling Perfumes for the past
six months I moke them tujielf at borne
and sell to friends sad neighbors Hare
made tT10 Everyone bnys a bottle Cor
50c worth of material I moke Perfume that
would coit 200 In drug stores
I first nude It for my own ui onlybut
the curiosity of friends as to where I pro
cured such exquisite odors prompted mi to
ill It I clear from 2800 to 3500 per
week I da not oanvas people come and
lend to me for the perfumes Any Intelllieilt
person can do as well as I do For 42c la
stamps I will stad you the formula for mak
ing all kinds of perfumes an a sample bot
tle prepaid I will alio help yon get starttd
tm the Dnslsesa 11AKTHA iJUNCIS
IX South YaadsveatM Ave It Lcota Me
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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE WASHINGlW D 0 THURSDAY APRIL I 1901
HOW IT WAS MADE UP
tmy Old Band of Fighters Told Of by
Comrade Fish
Editor Xatioxat TiminxE Having
noticed in your valued pHper communica
tions from Comrades H J Slouu Co B
21 111 David Corcnir Co K 02d HI K
II Hronn Co II 2d Iowa and John W
Kltmie ttlith Ind conceiuiiigtlie muke up
of the brigade to which they belonged 1
will try to set their minds forever at rest
ou that point
When the ri2d 111 disembnrked at Pitts
burg Landing in Maich 18615 it was bri
gaded with the Uth 111 Col August Mor
ay llth 111 Jol lohn McArtuur ami i
think the lSth Mo whose comniauuing
ofllccr I cannot now recall Col T W
Sweeny of tho 52d III was a Regular
and of course did not wisli to servo in a
suboidinatc position Col MeArthur was
booked for a Uricndicr Ucncraisnip on ac
count of services at Fort IJonelson and he
did not wish an inferior place Col Mersy
was nn able soldier who had seen service
as an olliccr in the Prussian army and he
wanted a command Something had to be
done to satisfy these three dignitnries so
a new brigade was formed of the 5d 111
Col Sweeny 7th 111 Col Wood 50th III
Col liane oith 111 uoi uaiuwm loin
111 Col Lynch and the 8th Iowa Col
Geddes with Col Sweeny in commnnd
Sweeny led this brigade Into battle on
Sunday April 0 1S02 It was broken up
really before it wns under fife the 53th 111
and 8th Iowa being first detached nnd
sent to reinforce Gen Prentiss nnd at
tached to the brigade composed of the 15d
7th 12th and 14th Iowa nnd commanded
by Col James M Tuttle of the 2d Iowa
They held the far famed position known
as the Hornets Nest from the severe
fighting that took place there The rebels
learned to their sorrow they had stirred
up a hornets nest when they so repeat
edly assaulted the position and were as
repeatedly hurled back with fearful
slaughter
When Prentisss line wns taken the 2d
and 7th Iowa managed to slip out of the
but the Sth 12th and 14th Iowa
and the 58th III were nearly all captured
that had not been killed Tho 7th 50th
and 57th 111 were assigned places along
the line where they were most needed and
the 52d 111 fought alone so far as its bri
gade formation was concerned Col
Sweeny was back and forth along the
line visiting his regiments until in lead
ing his own regiment single handed against
a brigade of Louisiana troops from Hind
mans Division he was severely wounded
and carried from the field but not until he
had driven the enemy over the hills down
into the deepravine How much farther
the 52d would have gone had not some
one discovered two converging columns of
rebel infantry closing in behind them no
ono knows Capt Bowen Co B tem
porarily in command ordered a retreat
and it became a race for life But I am
not writing up the battle of Shiloli
After the battle was over and the field
cleaned up the battle was fought with
desperation through our entire camps und
they needed thorough policing there came
a change in brigade formation The 52d
was detached from the former brigade nnd
placed at the head of another composed of
the 52d III 2d and 7th Iowa and a forma
tion known as the Union Brigade com
posed of the unenptured fragments of the
8th and 14th Iowa and 58th III This
formation seems to have been forgotten by
Comrades Sloan Brown and Corsair They
did duty with us until some time in Sep
tember 1862 when they were Bent North
to reorganize thoso captured at Shiloh
who did not die in prison having been ex
changed and sent home These regiments
as reorganised became part of the army
under Gen Canby that captured Mobile
After the army had been organized into
corps Sweenys Brigado became the Pirst
of tha Second Division Sixteenth Corps
which with the Second Division of the
same corps served under Gen G M
Dodge after the occupation of Corinth
Miss until the capture of Atlanta and
was known as the left wing of the Six
teenth Corps
After the Army of the Tennessee camp
ed at East Point just out from Atlanta
about six miles there was another change
made in brigado and division formation
and the First Brigade of the Second Divi
sion Sixteenth Corps became tho First
Brigade Fourth Division Fifteenth Corps
commanded by Gen John M Corse
Col Sweeny was promoted Brigadier
General and received his commission
while his brigade was camped on the plan
tation owned by the rebel Gen Oates
near Big Bear Greek Ala He com
manded his brigade as General some time
and then assumed command of the Second
Division when Col Elliott M Rice 7th
Iowa commnnded the First Brigade and
continued in command until final muster
out In July 1865
I trust this will set the boys right as to
their old command It is a pleasure to me
to write this little imperfect sketch as II
J Sloan was and still is1 ono of mv hnvu
Shake Henry though it be at long rango
and yon too Sergt Corsair whilst you
belonged to Capt Barto wo wore all one
family And you Comrade Brown though
of the 2d Iowa you were also of tne 52d
111 Do you remember the games of ball
played between the 2d and 52d men while
we wero camped on College Hill at
Corinth Of course you do And you
Comrade Blume of the 66th Ind ycleped
the Woodpecker Brigade how are you
And you George W Bailey Co F 66th
Ind while 1 dont remember you I do re
member one of your officers Lieut Davis
He and I were detailed on court martial at
Corinth and were left there on that duty
when the brigado was moved out to Ger
mantown near Memphis on the M O
R R Poor Davis I saw him in hospital
with a badly wounded arm just a few
days before ho wag sent North for better
caro and treatment but he only reached
Chattanooga where be died You wili
tome one would write up a history of the
old First Brigade and If some better
writer does not attempt it before long
may be I will undertake it myself but it
will not be a complete history from my
pen C n FlBir First Lieutenant Co
B 52d 111 Princeton 111
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This Will Interest Many
V Iarkhurst the Botton publisher aars
that If any ono w
In any form or
noisauiloted with rheumatism
neuralgia will send their ad-
dress to him at box ISO
i uoeton Mass he will
direct them to a perfect cure Ho has notblnir
to tell or give only tella you how be was cured
AMUuvua uuv imwu ih VT11UBUCGC3S
The Banks of the 3d Ey
Editor National Thjbune I charged
with Sheridans Division at Missionary
Ridge In Hnrkers Brigade in the famous
3d Ky of which 1 hear nothing It was
brigaded with tho 04th 05th and 125tn
Ohio Harker commanding tho brigado I
saw Harker astraddle of one of tho guns
captured by our brigade We had seven
flag bearers killed or wounded in tho charge
when the Ridge was taken Our brigado
reformed nnd went straight on capturing
some prisoners one more cannon and one
medicine wagon We stopped on a ridge
about three hours then went on slowly
to Cbickamauga Creek that Is the 3d
Ky went near there and pressed the
rear guard of Confederates till they fired
a volley on their own men to keep them
off the bridge across Cbickamauga Creek
so as to save their wagon train
We stayed thero until ubuut 10 oclock
next morning went back to Chattanooga
then stnrtcd to the relief of Burnsido at
Knoxvlllc
I do not want to take anv of tho oinm
justly won by Sheridan from him In the
battle of Chickamauga but ho certainly
made a mistake there by leaving the left
llnnkof Woods Division in an exposed
itiin ntA nnf iimini to- tn ih a t -
nnce over the same road that we retreated
over after dark that Sunday night Wit
Bx Liberty Hill Tex
Blow Work in the New York Pension Agency
Owen Lewis Montlcello N Y lives
125 miles from New Xork City and yet
It takes from six to eight days after he
forwards his Touchers before he gets his
check The ceeou to be no reason for
mis delay
FIGHTING THEM OVER
What the Veterans Have to Say
About Their Campaigns
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TOO BUSY TOiRUN
Comrade Reed Bays thop U 3 Stood Their
around at Givlnesd Mill
Editoh NAiioxALTMilltNEr Although
a reader for severnl yr aVi I never realized
how far it could reachJWilil I wrote nn
article on Second Bull Run in your is
sue of Deo 20 lns t Sometimes something
has to open our eyes to the magnitude
of things or wo never would compiehend
them I have lived ubout 200 miles from
thecity of Chicago for the last 82 yeais
but it did not seem so big n town after
all until I was on my return trip from the
National Encampment held at Buffalo
N Y three years ago
Well since that article on Bull Run
came out I have been made to see that
the old National Tiiibuxe has n right
smart list of readers as I havo been
opening reading nnd answering letters
since from New Jersey to Minnesota and
all good ones and I expect more to fol
low
But Mr Editor w hct n rand mistake
I made in not finding out if any of the
good old 10th N 1 yet existed before
I ventured to write on a war subject I
am reminded of what the good book tells
us in Proverbs 1817 He that is first
in his own- cause seemcth jiibt but his
neighbor coineth und boarcheth him Aud
one Friday as I came from the postolllce
I stood my old bike on the front porch
kicked off my shoes hung up my coat nnd
tumbled into the old arm chair to see how
Si nnd Shorty were making it and the
Spy of the Rebellion and comrades of
the column when
away down iu the northeast corner I saw
Jim Allen of the lGthN 1 Jim had his
lists all doubled up and blood in his eye
Jim is my neighbor you sec just look on
the map and you will find it so and here
iu the West the man who tells the first
story in a lumber camp dont standj
ghost of n show I dont know just how
big Jim is So I will go slow For we
might meet at some Encnmpment you
know und I might be ns scared as I wns
at Gainess Mill on June 27 1802 and I
can assure Jim I am a man of pence
every time This would not have been
written if Jim hadnt told of the old 14th
running at Gainess Mill
But as Jim has jumped on with both
feet I will wiggle out if I can aud run
again
Jim begins by saying he noticed a letter
from ono of tho 14th Regulars in Tin
National Thibune aud then just as
polite as can be ho says I would like
to ask him what his regiment did on June
27 1802 af Gainess Mill
Now Jim you know somo people dont
like to answer all the questions that are
asked on some subjects but I will do
the best I can to comply with your de
mand You must promise me you will not
ask any more such questions If you have
a file just turn to the issde of Dec 0
1807 and you will find what two of the
14th did at least
To answer your question I will go back
to our first line of bnttle formed about
8or ITocIock a m therl ltu on a sandy
pieco of ground whfch descended to n
low swampy piece of timbe in our front
This timber was in a circular form and
came up near our right and farther on
our left where tho splendid old 5th N Y
Zouaves were lined up
Straight In our front wns a roafl
through this piece of -swamp and we
could see the higher land beyond In a
moment a rebel battery came in view on
the run and opened up on the 14th Well
we didnt run then did we Comrade
Jim Tho Johnnies had toJ high a range
nnd about the second shot stirred up a
nest of darkies who had nlnde
ters in an old log building n Iittlo in our
renr nnd there wero nine kiud3 of juba
danced to get over each other and away
To get out of this running scrape indi
vidually I will havo to say that I was in
the regiment but Iittlo that day until nenr
sundown Again I refer to my nrticle on
Gainess Mill of Dec 0 1S97 which fully
explains all that nnd that was written
before I ever knew -the 14th had run at
that battlo Sergt Koros and I had vol
unteered as scouts at tho call of our old
commander Old Paddy took to the tim
ber on our right and worked our way to
tho front feeling out tho advance of the
enemy
Near night I was advanced far toward
the rebel line I saw what I took to be
graycoats coming in on our right and at
that time the 14th was tho right of the
line ns no other troops were in touch with
us on the right I ran back and gnve the
alarm of our right being turned and I am
sure I was the first ono to sorve that no
tice A fine new regiment was rushed in
and formed on our right This was at
dark It was a large regiment and ench
man wore a white straw hat I had now
fallen bnck into my company and was
doing some tall shooting at a large col
umn of men in gray ou our front The
Johnnies opened upon the white hats from
the timber only a few rods in their front
They stood like men or rather fell for
that Una of white huts whs a splendid
mark for shooting in the dark and I re
member I yelled
Throw those hats nway
We were told at the time that the straw
hats wero worn by the 10th N Y I
know they did not run at that time and
I know tho 14th did not 1 know tho
14th was on the same ground near dark
where Kerns nnd I left them in the fore
noon when we took to scouting
Now I know of my own porsonnl knowl
edge that borne little time before dark I
was in line for a short time and while
there the rebels made three or four ad
vances on our line and came out of the
swamp in our front it seemed to me six
deep and advanced part way to the bat
tery wo were supporting The big guns
did not seem to stop them and each time
the 14th advanced thuiugh the guns which
ceased firing and put Johnny back where
he belonged Then as they came out
ugnin wu fell buck behind the guns and
let them pound
1 will not deny Hint the nth may nnvc
been forced bnck as other troops were
that day but I do deny they everbroke
like a flock of sheep as Comrade Jim says
I have never heard It from B3y source be
fore and had it been so it seems as
though I certainly should know It Some
how wo held our line aHday and were
there at night and lay1 on the field until
lnte In the night whin we fell back over
the Chickahominy and marched and
fought a week back to Harrisons Land
ing At Malvern HUI near tho close of
the seven days fight we did good shoot
ing Comrade Jim tells us his regiment
lost about 800 at Gainess Mill I think
tho 10th N Y was pearly twice ns large
1 A 14 1 an ln lnf t 141
248 on that day when Jim sas s wo ran
Tho above figures I took from The Na
tional Tjiibunk a few ypars ago when
tne uinn anu some owerjuorps were writ
ten up uy me iiiuuor
I filed the paper ayjy but fail to
find them at this writing or could give
the loss of the 10th nswtJ I have nover
forgotten tho old 10th coming to our aid
that evening nt GniuesVMill and believe
they did their duty there
About live years ago I wns in the bank
at this place nnd a man camo in who had
on a part of a Grand Army suit I noted
him at once as an old soldier and saw
he had lost tho left eye
I always make it a noint to greet cvorv
old Boldier whether 1 know him or not
so I stepped up and held out my hand and
said Ilow are you comrade Then
I said What was your command
10th N Y said he Well I felt he was
a comrade indeed nnd said Where did
vou lose your eye Gainess Mill said
Say said I I never saw you or
heard of you before but I will tell you all
about it and what time of day it was you
lest It Your regiment came into line on
the right of the 14th Regulars just at
dusk on June 27 1802 Every man woro
a white straw hat and mado a tine mark
for the Johnnies and tliy dropped a lot
of you in a hurry
Gospel said he Where or how on
earth do you know all that
Well I wns in Co A the right flank
company of the 14th and saw the whole
shooting mutch Aud wo shook hands
again
Yes said he I lost that eye there
and here is where tho lead came out He
showed mu u laige scar ou his throat
And I was shot iu both legs at the same
time and remained en the held all night
His name js Perry I do not remember
his first name or what company he be
longed to but lie lived about 20 miles
north of Seymour the last 1 knew of him
I inferred from what he told me that
that evening was the first time the 10th
was under fire If so when did the 14th
break Not then certainly ns I was in
ranks then pud know they did not even
wnver I know we all tlid our duty and
the Fifth Corps and ubout one division
of another corps fought the rebel army
all day and held our own against big odds
Now Comrade Jim there is enough honor
if we can call war honor to go all
around and dont lot a volunteer jump
a Regular becauso he was in the Regular
Army or r Regular put on frills over a
Volunteer because ho sometimes wore
white gloves when not campaigning
Let me speak of one little circumstance
On my way to the Buffalo Encampment
three years ago I had been down in Os
wego Co N Y to my old birthplace a
couple of weeks before Encampment time
The first day of the Encampment I board
ed a special at Syracuse loaded with old
vets for Buffalo I took my seat and
soon one crossed the aisle nnd bending
over the back of my seat said
Where aro you from comrade
I took that to mean what command
nnd touched my large badge which read
in largo letters Sykcss Brigade Fifth
Corps
Oh pshaw- said he for the badge
hnd given me away as a Regular He
stood there talking awhile of battles etc
and Gettysburg was mentioned
Yes said I I was there
Not much you werent said he
Sykess Regulars werent In it
Oh beg your pnrdou comrade but we
were We held Little Round Top the
key to the battle
Well I say you werent there
I reached in my side pocket brought
out a long pocket book and took out two
parchment discharges with battles all
from the records and said Comrade it
nitty not be any of your business but will
you look them over Ho took them
read them carefully nnd said Say
comrade you were there and say you
have a splendid record
Well said I I dont have to take
a back seat for anything on this train
And you neednt said he And the war
was over it was all right
I expect to do more writing but I win
serve notice that it will not bu in defense
of myself or the 14th Its too late cfn
rudes to pick up tho hatchet every time
someone thinks you or your commnnd
failed to do all that was done to put down
the rebellion And say Comrade Jim
if you ever strike Seymour 15 miles west
of Green Bay Wis call and see me and
we will have it out at dinner time over
the johnny cake and potatoes we may be
fortunate enough to have at that time
As somo comrades have found me
through my article of Dec 20 I will
state that 1 was also a member of Co B
2d Battalion 14th U S a while before
discharge in 1805 M Rkfj Sergeant
Co A 14th D S andT3o B 14th If 8
Seymour AVis
A CAPTAINS RECOLLECTIONS
Ways of sutlers Wlllichg Lore for His Old
Brigade
Editor National Tribune Comrade
J E Carmichael of Co H 05th 111
wrote humorously of a pie vender I well
remember such vendors und wonder how
much they must have realized from the
boys in blue Often on the hard marches
it was a treat to get something besides
hardtack
At one time our regiment was passing
a sutlers wagon and bought freely of
what he had We were much amused at
one soldier lying by the roadside who
Sutler what will you charge to let me
smell of your cheese knife Tliis was
a crack at tho sutler for the exorbitant
prices he was asking for his goods In
camp life however sutlers were usually
reasonable
I think Tyree Springs Tenn was the
best campiug placo we over had during
our three years It may have beon the
beautiful fall und the fact that the sur
rounding country was fine and afforded
us a good supply of meat vegetables and
no small amount of honey besides many
trees well loaded with nuts We remained
here only about two weeks and while
there saw Rosecrans for the first time
Willichs Brigade was mostly loth and
49th Ohio 32d andHDth Ind and 89th
111 Other regiments were in our brigade
at times but save tho 39th Ind after it
was mounted thoso nnmed always were
present The First Brigade Third Divi
sion Fourth Corps as last organized was
always ready for duty nnd as Willich
once said ready for any charge
Our regiment was in 23 battles while
in that brigade the last at Nashville
Tenn Dec 15 and 10 1804 We idol
ized Gen Willich and he must have ad
mired the brigade for he was once offered
the command of a division It was said
and wanted his brigade to goswith him
He was to cull tho next morning and
when he did so was told that the Division
Commander was not willing it should go
Willich replied
Thn I dont want the divibiou I
would rather havo my brigade than a
wliole division
Let others tell bow long he had com
manded those regiments but be was Col
onel of the 32d Ind and was with Grant
at Shiloh etc Tho 89th III joined at
Louisville Ky in September 1802
Reynoldss Division and our brigade
covered the retreat to Rossville holding
Bntebs and Cheathams Division back
and checking them on their terrible on
slaughts to crush the lines
Capt J M Fnrquhar Co B with B
C and K formed the extreme rear on that
field and well did those companies do the
duty assigned them
With recruits the 89th had 1403 men
Only 381 of the original number were
mustered out June 10 1805 at Nashville
On tho same date 202 recruits wero trans
ferred to the 59th 111
At Chicago Aug 27 1900 about 75
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men were in attendance at tho 15th An
nual Reunion That was the anniversary
of the birth of our regiment having been
mustered in there Aug 27 18ti2 KDwnr
P Walker Captain Co A 89th III
Wafehington D C
Capture of a Battery
Editoh National Tiubcve Martin
Boyer 13th Ind writes very curiously
about the capture of the battery four
miles down the Nansemoud River during
the siuge of Suffolk Va He appears to
thiuk his regiment made that capture
Two attempts were made to surprisathe
enemy before its final capture Tha writer
does not know what troops were engaged
in thefce attempts both of which failed
As I understood it at the time no as
sault was to be made unless the surprise
was reasonably complete The comrade
is probably correct in sajing that the 13th
Ind wis the regiment- that made thesa
efforts If ineinory serves mo correctly
these movements were mado respectively
on the Thursday and Saturday nights be
fore the capture which occurred on bun-
Now for the facts of the actual capture
On Sunday morning -the SOth N Y aud
the Sth Conn thesa were all were or
dered to march down the river anrT as
sault that work in open daylight The
two regiments were put on boara such
a boat as ho speaks of the Sth Conn oc
cupied tho bow and we of the bath the
renr ui ma uwat
The Connecticut comrades wero to as
sault and we were to oe tneir auppuiL
The Confederate work was located on a
high point which jutted out into a band of
the river In some way the current changed
the boat around and our end reached the
shore first the boat having grounded in
the bend of tho river just above the fort
At this point there was a single Confed
erate on duty in a small rifle pit He
started and ran up around in rear of tho
earthworks followed by about 20 men of
the SOth N Y Reaching the roadway
leading down into the fort these men hes
itated a short time and were joined by
about 20 more Capt Stribling who com
manded the battery having discoverod
this movement in the rear turned around
and trained one of the two 24 potinders
upon this roadway Having expended all
of his 21 pound cartridges ha put m two
12 pouna cartridges and the result wan
that when the lanynrd was pulled tha gun
failed to resppnd nnd before another fric
tion primer could be supplied our men
sprang forward few as their numbers
were and had them all prisoners
While this move In tha rear was go
ing on tho balance of the 89th N Y and
the 8th Conn were struggling up the staep
Incline in front expecting a desperate
fight as soon as tho level of tha fort was
reached Tha capture had already been
made and tha main part of the work had
been done by about 40 mon of tha 69th
N Y
Comrade Boyer Is also In error as to
tha make up of tho Confederate force
Tha battery captured was under the com
mand of Capt Stribling and was -from
Virginia The two companies of infantry
were from Tennessee All wera good
fighters but having been completely sur
prised by the movoment In the rear wera
compelled to surrender
Comrade Boyers estimate of nnmbara
is substantially correct How the com
rade got the impression that this capture
was made by the 18th Ind is past my
comprehension Tho writer of this re
members tho leglment It was tiiANo
1 organization and its record does not
need bolstering up by claims to which It
had no right The comrade has simply
fallen into an orror growing out of the
long time which has elapsed since the
days and years have passed which tried
the power and endurance of our people
and Nation R P ConwACK Captain
Co A 89th N Y Dalhi N Y
Gen Sweenys Brigade
Editor National Tribune As Tub
National Tribune Is the medium
through which the old vets air their griev
ances and express their opinions I want
to correct a statement made by one who
signs himself Sergt W H Hittle 1st
Mo L A Ha says he belonged to Geq
T W Sweenys Brigado citing the rogW
as follows i 8th 12th and 14th
fients and 68th 111 as composing tea brig
ade New tie fact is this Just before
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the battle of Shiloh Col T W Sweear
took fnmmnml rtf mif ammnn rva
III and led it through that fight and wa
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our brigade containing the 2d and 7tk
Iowa 52d 111 and C6th Ind and led them
until about the time we fought the battle
of Peach Tree Creek when he through
finmp rrmiHTo toi 3nn TIa1 a
manded the Sixteenth Corps to which w
uciuujeu was superseueu Dy uen J il
Corse
The battery to which W H Hittle saya
ho belonireil Vfl nttnprin tt nni linM
and was indeed a splendid battery otsix
12 pouud Napoleons and I am at a Iossi
to know how the Sergeant confused thai
make up of our brigade with another
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