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THE MOBILE CAMPAIGN.
Siege of Spanish Fort and Blakely?End of the War* By E. L. HOBART, Deaver, Cola Gen. Joe Johnston, Confederate, was quoted before the Loyal Legion at a banquet given, I believe, in Portland, Ore., recently, as saying that the Mo bile campaign gave the Federals more credit than any other campaign during the war. I was struck with that asser tion, and began to look it up, for my own satisfaction, and am satisfied that his judgment is good; that no other campaign covers so much that is really that which is known as the science of war, both on land and sea; that no other campaign embraces such a di versity of arms; that no other embraces so many different classes of the de fenders of the Union, coming as these did from almost every State and Ter ritory of the Union, both East and West, Third Division?Brig.-Gen. Eugene A. Carr commanding. First Brigade?Col. Jonathan- B. Moore?72d 111., Col. Joseph Stockton; 95th 111., Col. Leander Blanden; 44th Mo., Capt. Frank G. Hopkins; Sid Wis., Lieut.-Col. Horatio H. Virgin. Second Brigade?Col. Lyman M. Ward?40th Mo., Col. t Samuel A. Holmes; 49th Mo., Col. David P. Dyer; 14th Wis., MaJ. Eddy F. Ferris. Third Brigade?Col. James L. Geddes commanding?81st 111., Lieut.-Col. An drew W. Rogers; 108th 111., Col. Charles Turner; 124th 111., Bvt.-Col. John H. Howe; 8th Iowa, Lleut.-Col. William B. Bell. Artillery Brigade?Capt. John W. Lowell, Chief of Artillery Corps?111. eensistedH manded by the Cavalry DtvMon ef Snipe, and the whele farce, ably augmented by withdraws ef the Tens try fivtttens oom , JLT Smith and Brig.-Gen. consider ably augmented by withdrawal from In terior and garrison service as many troops as could safely be spared, wae organized as follows: Thirteenth Corp* . Maj.-Gen. Granger 11,500 Sixteenth Corps (knewn official ly at Washington after Feb. 10 as the First Division, Six teenth Corps, being so desig nated in General Orders, No. 10, Headquarters Military Di vision of West Mississippi, current series) 11,000 Colored Division, v Brig.-Gen. Hawkins 5,500 Cavalry Brigade, Brig.-Gen. Lu cas 2,500 Engineer Brigade, Brig.-Gen. Bailey 1,500 Siege Train, Col. Hayes 1,200 Total effective 45,200 as well as loyal organizations from Lou isiana. Florida, arul at least Tennessee of the border States; where the army and the navy vied with each other as here; where (at least west of the Alle ghanies) the colored troops fought alongside of their comrades of the North, and where they did as well, as is shown by the following casualties: Thirteenth Corps, 18.500, lost 80 killed and 531 wounded; Sixteenth Corps, 16, 000, lost 6(1 killed and 448 wounded. Gen. Hawkins's Division (Colored Troops), 5.500, lost 48 killed and 323 wounded. There were nine officers killed of the latter, while 11 only were killed of all other organizations. So that the reader may readiy know just what troops constituted each divi sion and grand division of this army, I embrace a complete organization of the Union forces, commanded by Maj.-Gen. Edward R. S. Canby, operating against Mobile, Ala., March 17-April 12, many of these organizations being veterans of the Army of the Tennessee, Army of the Cumberland and Ohio, and Army of the Potomac, and having fought through the campaigns of Tennessee, Mississippi and Virginia?in fact, all down the line from 1861 to 1865: The Roster. Engineer Brigade?Brig. Gen. Joseph Bailey. 96th U. S. Colored Troops, Col. John C. Cobb; 97th U. S. Colored Troops, Lieut.-Col. George A. Harmount, Col. Geo. D. Robinson; 1st Pontoniers Com pany, Capt. John J. Smith. Siege Train?Brig.-Gtr.. James Tot ten. 1st Ind. H. A., Cos. B, C, H, I, K, L and M, Col. B. F. Hayes; N. Y. L. A., 18th Battery, Capt. Albert G. Mack commanding. Thirteenth Corps?Maj.-Gen. Gordon Granger commanding. Mortar Batteries?6th Mich. H. A., Co. A, Capt. Seldon F. Craig; Co. K, Lieut. Charles W. Wood. First Division?Brig.-Gen. James C. Veatch commanding. First Brigade?Brig.-Gen. James R. Slack?99th 111. (five companies), Lieut.-Col. Asa C. Matthews; 47th Ind., Lieut.-Col. John A. McLaughlin; 21st Iowa, Lieu^-Col. Salue G. Van Anda; 29th Wis., Lieut.-Col. Bradford Han cock. Second Brigade?Brig.-Gen. Elias S. Dennis?8th 111.. Col. Josiah A. Sheets; Xlth 111., Col. James H. Coats; 46th III., eol. Benjamin Domblasser. Third Brigade?Lieut.-Col. William B. Kinaey?29th III., Lieut.-Col. John A. C&llicott; 30th Mo. (four companies). Lieut.-Col. William T. Wilkinson; 161st N. Y.. Maj. Willis E. Craig; 23d Wis., Maj. Joseph E. Green. Artillery?Capt. George W. Fox. Chief of Corps of Artillery?Mass. Light. 4th Battery (D), Lieut. George W. Taylor; 7th Battery (G), Capt. Newman W. Storer. Second Division?Brig.-Gen. Christo pher C. Andrews. First Brigade?Col. Henry Bertram? 94th 111., Col. John McNulty; 19th Iowa, Lieut.-Col. John Bruce; 23d Iowa, Col. Samuel L. Glasgow; 20th Wis., Lieut. Col. Henry A. Starr; 1st Mo. L. A., Bat tery F, Capt. Joseph Foust. (The Second and Third Brigades of this division were attached, with the artillery, to the "Column from Pensa cola Bay, Fla.") Second Brigade?Col. William T. Spicely?76th 111., Col. Samuel T. Bus sey (wounded April 9); Lieut.-Col. Charles C. Jones; 97th 111., Lieut.-Col. Victor Vifquain; 24th Ind., Lieut.-Col. Francis A. Sears; 69th Ind. (four com panies), Lieut.-Col. Oran Perry (wounded April 19). Capt. Lewis K. Harris. Third Brigade?Col. Frederic W. Moore?37th 111., Col. Charles Black; 20th Iowa. Lieut.-Col. Joseph B. Leake; 14th Iowa, Col. George W. Clark; 83d Ohio, Col. William H. Baldwin; 114th Ohio, Col. John H. Kelley. Artillery?Conn. Light, 2d Battery, Capt. Walter S. Hotchkiss; Mass. Light, 15th Battery, Albert Rowse. Third Division?Brig.-Gen. William P. Benton. First Brigade?Col. David P. Grior? 28th III., Lieut.-Col. Richard Ritter, Maj. Hinman Rhodes; 77th 111., Lieut. Col. John B. Ried; 96th Ohio (five com panies). Lieut.-Col. Albert H. Brown; 35th Wis., Col. Henry Orff. Second Brigade?Col. Henry M. Day? 91st 111.. Lieut.-Col. George M. Day; 60th Ind. (five companies), Lieut.-Col. Samuel T. Wells; 29th Iowa, Col. Thos. H. Benton. Jr.; 7th Vt., Col. William C. Holbrook. Third Brigade?Col. Conrad Krez? 33d Iowa. Col. Cyrus H. Mackey; 77th Ohio, Lieut.-Col. William E. Stevens; 27th Wis., Capt. Charles H. Cunning ham; 28th Wis., Lieut.-Col. Edmund B. Gray. Artillery?N. Y. Light, 21st Battery, Capt. James Barns; N. Y. Light, 26th Battery, Lieut. Adam Beattie. Sixteenth Curp*. Sixteenth Army Corps?Maj.-Gen. An drew J. Smith commanding. Pontoniers, 114th ill., Maj. John M. Johnson commanding. First Division? Brig.-Gen. John Mc Arthur commanding. First Brigade?Col. William McMil len commanding?33d Hi., Col. Charles E. Lippincott; 26th Ind., Col. John G. Clark; 93d Ind., Col. I)e Witt C. Thom as; 10th Minn., Lieut.-Col. Samuel P. Jennison; 72*1 Ohio, Lieut.-Col. Charles G. Eaton; 95th Ohio. Lieut.-Col. Jeffer son Brumbac. Second Brigade?Col. Lucius F. Hub bard commanding?47th III., Maj. Ed ward Bonham (1), Col. David Magee (2) commanding; 5th Minn., Lieut.-Col. William B. Gere; 9th Mini),. Col. Josiah F. Marsh; 11th Mo., Maj. Modesta J. Green; 8th Wis., Lieut.-Col. William It. Britton. Third Brigade?Col. William R. Mar shall (wounded March 25) command ing? 12th Iowa, Maj. Samuel G. Knee; 35th Iowa, Lieut.-Col. William f*. feel er; 7th Minn., Lieut.-OA Georg*??<* Heath ^ M?' William II. Artillery?Ind. Light, 3d Battery. Capt. Thomas J. Ginn; Iowa Light, 2d Battery, Capt. Joseph R. Reed. Second Division?Brig.-Gen. Kenner Garrard commanding. First Brigade?Col. John I. IUnaker commanding?119th HI., Col. Thomas J. Kinney; 122d 111., Lieut.-Col. James F. Drish (wounded April 9), Maj. Jas. F. Chanman; 89th Ind., Lieut.-Col. >Iervy Craven; 21st Mo., Capt. Charles W. Tracy. Second Brigade?Brig.-Gen. James I. Gilbert commanding?117th HI., Col. Risdom M. Moore; 27th Iowa, Maj. Geo. W. Howard; 32d Iowa, Lieut.-Col. Gus tavus A. Eberhart; 10th Kan. (four companies), Lieut.-Col. Charles S. Hills; tth Minn., Lieut.-Col. Hiram P. .Grant. Third Brigade?Col. Charles S. Har ris commanding?58th 111. (four com panies). Capt. John Murphy; 52d Ind., Lieut.-Col. Zalmon S. Main; 34th N. J., -ol. William Hudson Lawrence; 178th V. Y., Lieut.-Col. John B. Gandoifo; Jth Wis., Maj. Jesse S. lftUiar. & CanBy!L HemqRS' V* ClBW !^ ;Vf tr <v -< ^?" t>' pr} DETAIL MAP OF THE O Light, Cogswell's Battery, Lieut. Wil liam R. Elting; 2d III. Light, Battery O, I Lieut. Perry Wilch; Ind. Light, 1st Bat l tery, Capt. Lawrence Jacoby; Ind. Light, 14th Battery, Capt. Francis W. i Morse; Ohio Light. 17th Battery, Capt. Charles S. Rice; 3d Ind. and 2d Iowa Batteries attached to First Division. Troops From Penwacola. Column from Pensacola Bay, Fla.? Maj.-Gen. Frederick Steel command ing. First Division?Brig.-Gen. John P. Hawkins commanding. First Brigade?Brig.-Gen. William A. Pile?73d U. S. C. Inf., Lieut.-Col. Henry C. Merriam; 82d U. S. C. Inf., Col. Lad islas L. Zulavsky; 86th U. S. C. Inf., Lieut.-Col. George E. Yarrington. Second Brigade?Col. Hiram Scofleld commanding?47th U. S. C. Inf., Lieut. Col. Ferdinand E. Peebles; 50th U. S. C. Inf., Col. Charles A. Gilchrist; 51st U. S. C. Inf., Col. A. Watson Webber. Third Brigade?Col. Charles W. Drew commanding?48th U. S. C. Inf., Col. Frederick M. Crandall; 68th U. S. C. Inf., Col. J. B. Blackburn Jones (wounded April 9), Lieut.-Col. Daniel Densmore; 76th U. S. C. Inf., MaJ. Wil liam E. Nye. Cavalry, Cavalry?Lucas's Division. Previous to March 29 the brigades of this command were designated, respec tively, the "Separate Cavalry Brigade" and "Special Cavalry Expedition," Gen. Lucas commanding the first-named. First Brigade?Col. Morgan H. Chrys ler commanding?1st La., Lieut.-Col. Algernon S. Badger; 31st Mass. (mount ed infantry), Lieut.-Col. Edward P. Net tleton; 2d X. Y. Veteran, Col. Morgan H. Chrysler, Lieut.-Col. Asa L. Gurney. Artillery?Mass. Light, 2d, Battery B, Capt. William Marland. First Division?Brig.-Gen. Joseph F. Knipe. First Brigade?Col. Joseph Karge commanding?12th Ind., Maj. William II. Calkins; 2d N. J.. Lieut.-Col. P. Jones Yorke; 4th Wis., Col. Webster P. Moore. Second Brigade?Col. Gilbert M. L. Johnson commanding?10th Intl., Maj. George W. Swallow; 13th Ind., Col. Wil liam T. Pepper; 4th Tenn., Lieut.-Col. Jacob M. Thornburg. Artillery?Ohio Light, 14th Battery, Capt. William C. Myers. South Alabama. District of South Alabama?Brig. Gen. T. Kilby Smith commanding. Dauphin Island?Lieut.-Col. Byron Kerby?3d Md. Cav. (six companies), Capt. Eii D. Grinder; 6th Mich. H. A., Cos. C, E, F, H, and I, Capt. Seymour Howell. Mobile Point?Lieut.-Col. Charles E. Clark?1st Mich. L. A., Battery G, Lieut. George I. Stillman; 6th Mich. H. A., Cos. B, D and G, Maj. Harrison Soule. Pending the advance of Gen. Sher man from Atlanta ami the invasion of T? nnessee by the rebel Gen. Hood, the available force of the Military Division of West Mississippi was employed in co operative movements to prevent the rebel fnr/?A r>t U'Jrltv SSnr???w ?i?osH ing the Mississippi; in operations against a part of Hood's communications, and by demonstrations on the Gulf Coast to prevent reinforcements being sent him from Alabama and Mississippi. This i<-d to a dissemination of the disposable force at several points on the Gulf Coast and along the course of the Mis sissippi and Ohio Rivers as high up as Paducah, Ky. As soon as the pressure was removed by the decisive defeat of Hood by Gen. Thomas these detach ments were gathered up as rapidly as possible and prepared for service in another direction. The service then con templated was a movement from the Gulf Coast In co-operation with one which Gen. Sherman had advised, that Thomas had been directed to make, and the force available for service was about 22,000 men of all arms. On Feb. 3, 18*5, Gen. CanJ>y Was ad vised fron. Headquarters of the Array that his command would be materially reinforced from the Army of the Cum berland; that Ills objective point would be Belma or Montgomery, including the captor* of\MobUe or not, as ha might PEKATIONS AT MOBILE. The cavalry force of Gen. Canby's Military Division, as well as that sent by Gen. Thomas, was so much reduced by the hard work of the previous three months that only 2,500 were found to be fit for immediate service, and Maj. Gen. Grierson was left at New Orleans to prepare, by substitutions and re mounts, as large an additional force as possible. This amounted to 4,500 men; making the total force employed in the campaign a little less than 50,000. The unexampled severity of the season had rendered all the land routes absolutely impracticable and the transportation by water so tedious and dangerous that It wag not until the middle of March that DEFENSES OF MOBILE ON* THE EAST ERN SHOHE. the force intended for the immediate operation against Mobile and its ma terial was collected at or in immediate route to the designated points of ren dezvous. It was then disposed as fol lows: The Union army at Mobile Point and Dauphlr. Island was com posed of the Thirteenth Corps (two divisions and one brigade) 13,200 Sixteenth Corps (so designated here, but see ref. to G. O. No. 20) a 16,000 Engineer, artillery and cavalry scouts and escorts 3,000 Total 32,200 Under Steele at Pensacola: Two brigades of C. C. Andrews's Division, Thirteenth Corps.... 5,200 Hawkins's Division, colored in fantry 5,500 Lucas's Cavalry 2,500 Total 13,200 Arrangements had been previously mdde with the commanders of the Mis sissippi and Gulf Squadrons for efficient aid in transporting and conveying troops and supplies and Covering the opera tions of the armv by water, and espe cially with the commander of the Mis sissippi Squadron for an efficient co operation In preventing the rebel force of the Mississippi River from crossing in any organized or consolidat ed force. Such precautions had also been taken for the security of the points which bad been weakened by the with drawal of troops as to relieve Gen. Canby from any apprehension of any great disaster during the campaign. j? ' ? * The Naval Share. ?^So*?tn?my? fc#wS?E*< JrJSi^SSSS:^ ^Sw workB ^ted fsr ths Mum of MobUs, and forcing t# ,nvo,v? too mat !???!?' -JS5ft*m5v*ment u*on Mont SS?* P A*0 SUbSSQUSBt operation# ofKho army the base of sup Jll** ??SJ? M#WIo to Pensaoola Bay, and using tho railroad from Pensacola to Montgomory-for that purpose. In car rying out th* first part of this plan the ?^in?ar^r' *#vin* hy land and water, eetabtleh; itself on firm ground ?*** ??? of Mobile Bay. Steele, witn a sufficient force to meet any oppo sition that could be sent against him, was to move from Pensacola, threaten ing Montgomery and Selma, and oover Hi* . ?e operations of the cavalry in disabling the railroads. This accom plished, he was to turn to the left and Join the main force on Mobile Bay In season for operations against Spanish Fort and Blakely. Minor operations -or^ the purpose of distracting the ene my s attention were to be undertaken at the same time from Memphis, Vicks burg, Baton Rouge, and the west side of Mobile Bay, and it was expected that Wilson's raid would give full employ ment to Forrest's rebel cavalry. ?( the Movement. On the 17th the general movement commenced. Bertram's Brigade (Sec ond Division, Thirteenth Corps), closely followed by the other divisions of that corps, under Gen. Granger, moved by land, the route turning Bon Secours Bay, crossing the East Branch of Fish River as low down as practicable, and striking the North Branch at Dannelly's Mills. ^ A brigade of the Sixteenth Corps was landed at Cedar Point, on the west side of Mobile Bay, with instructions to oc cupy Mon Louis Island with as much display- of force as possible. On the 18th as much of the Sixteenth Corps, under Smith, as could be pro vided with transportation was sent by water, through Bon Secours Bay and Fish River, to Dannelly's Mills, the point of concentration, to hold that point. In the movements by water the army trans ports were convoyed by the navy, and the lighter vessels of the squadron were used as transports. On the 18th the naval demonstrations were extended up the bay to the neighborhood of Spanish Fort. The favorable weather that at tended the commencement of these movements was followed by a terrible storm of wind and rain that made the transportation by land and water so dif ficult and tedious that it was not until the evening of the 24th that the army was concentrated and Its supplies re newed. On the morning of the 25th the Six teenth Corps, followed by the Thir teenth Corps, except Bertram's Brigade, moved by direct road from Dannelly's Mills to Deer Park, a distance of eight miles, and halted for the night. Ber tram's Brigade moved at the same time by the Montrose road and halted at Rock Creek, on the left of the Six teenth Corps. On the 26th the Sixteenth Corps moved upon the same road to the South Branch of Bayou Minette, halting at Cyrus Slbly'a' MIUs, and threatening! both Spanish Port and Blakely. Gran ger, with Veatch*s and Benton's Divi sions of the Thirteenth Corps, moved directly for Spanish Fort, crossing the two branches of D'Olive's Creek, and establishing himself on the southeast i front of Spanish Fort, and communi }>y Plokets with the left of the u Corps. Bertram - moved up the Bay road and halted at the lower crossing of B'Ofllve's Creek. In these I movements no serious opposition was encountered. The rebel force under Gen. Liddeil was posted to resist the advance, but- being disconcerted by the flanking movements of the Sixteenth Corps, fell bacta into Blakety and Span ish Fort and destroyed the lower bridge on Bayou Minette, cutting off their own oommuntcation between' the two places except by waten On the 27th Garrard's Division (Six teenth Corps) was established in an In trenched camp to cover the right and r?ur of,,the army. Smith, with thei others, McArthur's and Carr's Divisions of his corps, was turned to the left to close in upon the enemy's intrench ments. Granger's Corps was advanced, v catch s and Benton's Divisions mov ing directly forward and Bertram's Lrigade swinging around to the left and completing the close in vestment of Spanish Fort by land. In this order Carr's Division occupied the I extreme right, his right flank resting on Bay Minette below the bridge, suc ceeded In order by McArthur's Divi sion of the Sixteenth Corps, Benton's and Veatch s Divisions and Bertram's Brigade of the Thirteenth Corps?the last with the left flank on the imprac ticable marsh that bordered D'Olive's Creek. These movements were sharply contested by the rebels at every point and the number of casualties was con siderable, particularly in the Sixteenth Corps, the right of which was exposed to an enfilading flre from rebel gun boats and from Batteries Huger and ?? moving from Dannelly's Mills, the temporary depot at that place was broken up, and the supplies and material except the bridge over Fish River (left for the use of the cavalry that was to come up by land, and guard ed. by a gunboat and an infantry bat talion), and transferred to the supply vessels. The engineer trains and ma iSSlS we?*e ordered up from Mobile i Point, and the whole, under convoy of were awaiting the completion of the investment for the establishment nf aciioG^ depot. This was established at Stark s Landing, five miles below Spanish Fort. Wharves were built roads opened, and the supply of the army secured. 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Establishing Batteries. The details of the 28th and 29th are without special interest except the es tablishment of a battery of eight 30 pounder Parrotts and two Whitworth guns on the bluffs of Bay Minette to counteract the effect of the enfilading fire from the rebel gunboats and bat teries. This was opened with effect on the morning of the 30th, driving off the gunboats and so far reducing the fire of the batteries (Huger and Tracy) that it gave us no further serious annoyance. Steel, in accordance with his instruc tions, had moved from Pensacola Bay on the 19th with his infantry and the main body of his cavalry, having pre viously sent a part of his force by Blackwater Bay to Creigler's Mills and thence by land to strike the Mobile and Montgomery Railroad above the junc tion at Pollard. The same storms that had impeded the operations of the forces on Mobile Bay delayed the march of Steel's command, but on the 25th the cavalry under Lucas drove the enemy from his intrenchments at Cot ton Creek, and later in the day en countered the force of Gen. Clanton in line of battle at Bluff Springs. It was immediately charged, routed, and dis persed with a loss to the enemy of many killed and wounded, 120 prisoners (one General and 18 other commissioned officers), and one flag. Our loss was two killed and four wounded. On the morning of the 25th Gen. Andrews was sent to Pollard to cover Spurling's op erations. That officer reached Pollard in the afternoon of the same day, hav ing completely accomplished his mis sion. He cut the telegraph between Evergreen and Greenville before day light on the morning of the 24th,' cap turing the up and down trains (two lo comotives and 14 cars loaded with stores) and 100 officers and men on their way to Mobile. At Sparta he de stroyed six more cars and the depot, with a large amount of supplies. Be tween Sparta and Pollard 20 prisoners were captured In skirmishes, and he reached the latter with his captures without the loss of a man. The whole command was then turned in the direc tion of Mobile Bay, and after much la bor, In consequence of the condition of the roads, Steele reached Weatherford on the 29th and reported his position and wants.- He was instructed to move directly upon Holyoke, renew his sup plies, and take up the investment of Blakely. (To be continued.) The 21 it Pa. Cav. Editor National Tribune: Will you please publish a short history of the 21st Pa. Cav., and greatly oblige a faith ful reader of your good old paper?? Jacob Reitzel, Almena, Kan. The 21st Pa. Cav. was formerly a six-months organization, but was re organized at Harrisburg in February, 1864, for three years and mustered out July 8, 1865. William H. Boyd was the first Colonel, and was succeeded by Col. Oliver B. Knowles, who was mustered out with the regiment. It belonged to Gregg's Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of the Potomac, and lost 84 killed and 116 died from disease.?Editor National Tribune. # The 2d Ohio Cav. Editor National Tribune: Will you please give a short history of the 2d Ohio Cav.? It might wake up some of the boys.?Henry R. Fenton, Bridge port, Conn. The 2d Ohio Cav. was organized at Camp Wade in the Fall of 1861, to serve three years, and had a most un usi al experience in campaigning with the arm it s beyond the Mississippi, in the Ohio and Cumberland Valleys and with the Army of the Potomac. The first Colonel was Charles Doubleday, An Eauy Way to Make Money. I have made $560.00 In 80 days selling Dish-waahera. I did my homework at the same time. 1 don't can vns?. People come ur send for the Dish, washers. I handle the Monnd City Dish-washer. It Is the best on the market. It In lovely to sell. It washes and dries the dishes perfectly In two minutes. Kvery lady who sees It wants one. I will devot? ail my future time to the business, and expect to cl?ar f4,000.00 this yftar. Any Intelligent person can do hs well as I have done. Write for particulars to the Mound City Dish-washer Co., 3685 A O Laclede Ave, St. Louis, Mo. MRS. W. B. who resigned, and was succeeded by Col. August V. Kautz, of the Regular Army, who was promoted to Brigadier General, and succeeded by Col. A. B. Nettleton, who was promoted to Brig adier-General. Col, Dudley Seward was in command when the regiment was mustered out. In the last part of Its service the 2d Ohio Cav. belonged to Wilson's Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of the Potomac, and lost altogether 83 killed and 184 died from disease.?Ed itor National Tribune. The Slat Wia. Editor National Tribune: Please give a short history of the 31st Wis.?John Sine, Past Commander and Quarter master, Post 68, Department of Iowa, Waterloo, Iowa. The 31st Wis. was organized at Prairie du Chien and Racine In the Fall of 1862 and mustered out July 8, 1865. The first Colonel was Isaac E. Mess more, who resigned, and was succeed ed by Col. Francis H. West, who was brevetted a Brigadier-General. Lieut. Col. George D. Rogers was in command when the regiment was mustered out. The 31st Wis. belonged to Williams's Division of the Twentieth Corps, Army of the Cumberland, and lost 23 killed and 89 died from disease.?Editor Na tional Tribune. The 55th Pa. Editor National Tribune: Please give a short history of the 65th Pa., in which regiment I served.?Robert Dougherty, Harrisburg, Pa. The 55th Pa., which was a fighting regiment, was organized at Harrisburg In November, 1861, and sent to the De partment of the South. Its first en gagement was at Pocotaligo, and It re mained on the South Carolina coast until January, 1864, when it veteran ized and Joined the Army of the Jtmif In the Third Brigade, Ames's Division of the Tenth Corps, with Its Colonel# Richard White, in command of the ?rl? gade. It saw very hard service during the siege of Petersburg and altogether lost 208 killed out of a total enrollment of 1,758, most of this loss being In tJM 11 months prior to Lee's surrender. The Colonel was Richard WTiite, wht was mustered out with the regiment.-^ Editor National Tribune. The 2d Iowa Cav. Editor National Tribune: Pleoss give a short sketch of the 2d Iowa Car. ?J. L. Steele, Co. C, 2d Iowa Cav., Grand Junction, Colo. The 2d Iowa Cav. was organized at Davenport in August and September, 1861, to serve three years and the vet erans and recruits were finally mut tered out Sept. 19, 1865. The first Colonel was Washington 1*. Elliot, of the Regular Army, who was promote* to Brigadier-General and succeeded by Col. Edward Hatch, who was also pro moted to Brigadier-General and suc ceeded by Col. Datus E. Coon, who was in command when the regiment was mustered out and brevetted a Briga dier-General. The 2d Iowa Cav. be longed to Washburn's Division of the Sixteenth Corps, Army of the Tennes see, and lost during its service killed and 209 died from disease.?JB4? itor National Tribune. The N Ky. Comrade Edwin Ballou, Box.144, Sta tion C, Cincinnati, Ohio, writes, to know whether the 2d Ky. ever hold Reunions and if so where the next Reunion will be held. Comrade Ballon served i> Co. H. ' ^ Tki? ELEGANT BOLD WATCH <v ICS ff mm L B. ail ?** 8? (akMbUMrMn.) both oase sum worn* The heat MiAwhiwH SUed dvnMi hunttnf caae, aavotiiAiMiiut, fur American OtaMtC Ctrt Rakf Jiwilil Honauit, Bmiil I improvenenta found onljr on the higheat grade of Amtriaui wai and abeololaly guaranteed for 20 yeara. 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