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The Battle of Ountown?Sturps's Mismanagement and Forrest's Generalship. By QEOROE DALLAS MOSOROVE. v. Brlee'a rrauroads. "Come, stack arms, men! Pile on the rails. Stir up the camp-fire bright! No matter if the canteen fails? We'll make a roaring night." On a frigid January evening a sym posium of Kentuckians, congeneric federals and ex-Confederates, assem bled in an upper room near la belle river, were reminlscently reciting stories of camp and field. At an op portune moment I turned to a comrade, who had served under Forrest, and asked: "On what field did Gen. Forrest dis play his masterpiece of tactics and etrategetics?" For a moment he was quietly thoughtful?a far-away look in his eyes. In due time he reached for the handy decanter, and then answered my question: "In his fight with Sturgis at Brice's Crossroads near Guntown, Miss., June 10. 1864." Continuing, he related, in substance, the following story, un adorned: "The Sturgis raid was a surprise to Forrest. When Sturgis left Lafayette. the Confederates. Here the battle was fought with varying success, the antag onists alternatey advancing and retreat ing over the same ground. Not until 12 o'clock did Bell and Morton reach the field. When Morton, under whip and spur, brought his guns to the front the men gave a shout of welcome. The enemy was then at Brice's house, his lines drawn in, and his artillery so planted as to command both roads, the guns being supported by cavalry, dis mounted, and by a force of infantry that had come up. Apparently the Fed erals were determined to hold their position, as they were doubtless mo mentarily expecting the arrival of their main body of infantry and artillery. For a time they fought most gallantly, firmly holding their ground. "Between 1 and 2 o'clock Gen. For rest ordered his entire line to charge, the troops promptly responding. The Kentucky regiments that had formerly served as Infantry swept forward in perfect alignment, trailing arms, and going straight toward the house and the death-dealing artillery. Just then Miss Brice appeared on the porch and waved her handkerchief?a greeting to the coming Confederates. The Federal artillerymen, with one exception, aban "FORREST ORDERED HIS EJ near Memphis, Tenn., on his raid into Mississippi, Forrest was marching into Middle Tennessee, a long way from his base, and he had been three days on this march when he heard that Sturgis was in is rear, down in Mississippi. When he started from Tupelo, June 1, Forrest believed, fro-> the reports of his scouts, that the Federals were mak ing no movement southward from Memphis. This indeed was true, as Sturgis did not begin his march until June 3. The Federal counter-move ment disarranged, of course, all of For rest's plans, and, although he could scarcely hope to 'get there first with the most men,' he turned about and made a forced march, through rain and mud, In quest of Sturgis. Forrest had one important advantage. He knew the country. Wherever he should find his adversary he would be on familiar ground. "On the evening of June 9, Forrest arrived at Baldwin, 10 miles from Brice's Crossroads, where he learned that the Federal force consisted of three brigades of infantry, two bri gades of cavalry, and some 18 pieces of artillery, followed by a supply train of 250 wagons; that the enemy's cavalry had reached the crossroads, and that his infantry was encamped at Stubb's farm, on the Ripley Road, some nine miles farther west. "At a council of war, held that even ing, Gen. Forrest sugKested prompt ac tion; whereupon Gen. Abe Buford, a notably bellicose Kentuckian, weighing 325 pounds, unhesitatingly exclaimed: 'Yes, we must fight 'em, and fight 'em quick!. We must whip the ea\alry before the infantry can come up!* The council was brief, liens. Rucker and Lyon concurring with Forrest, and in dorsing Buford's profanely-emphatic declaration. As Bell's Brigade and Mor ton's Battery had not yet come up. Gen. Buford himself went back to hurry them forward, they belonging to his division. The comand was composed largely of Kentuckians, veteran troops, the 3d, 7th and 8th Ky. regiments hav ing served nearly thpee years as infan try, before they were mounted and as signed to Forrest. In their previous service as infantry these veterans of many a hard-fought field had ridiculed the cavalry, but, under Forrest, they changed their minds and wont to ex claim: 'If you want to catch , Just jine the cavalry!" "At daylight, June 10, Forre. . led Lyon's Brigade toward Brice's Cross roads and encountered a force of the enemy a short distance north of Brice's house on the Baldwin Road. A squad ron of the 12th Ky.. sent forward to feel the enemy, returned in undignified haste. The 3d Ky., dismounted, then deployed in skirmish order and ad vanced. the remainder of the command following. The enemy fell back Into the dens** woodland. About this time 'Bartcau's Tennesseans, a crack regi ment, marched from old Carrollville to flank the enemy, west of Brice's, and. gaining his rear, to attack the supply train and the troops that were guarding it. f'apt. Tyler, with a squadron of the 12th Ky., was also directed by Forrest to harass the other flank. "When, at the beginning of the fight, the Federal cavalry slowly retired, not showing a disposlton to seriously con test the Confederates' advance, Lyon's men were inclined to yell and hurry forward, but, as neither Bell's Brigade nor Morton's Battery had yet come up. It was not good policy to crowd the foe; therefore Lyon restrained the ra^h im petuosity of his troopers. However, within a short time after entering the woodand the Confederate General had little need to caution his men to go slow. They received sufficient warning from the enemy. Ceasing to fall back, the Federal cavalry made a determined stand. The opposing lines came close together; so close that the commands of ofilcers could be heard from either side. The undergrowth was so dense that the combatants could not see each other unless their lines were in close proximity. Until noon tbe brigades of Lyon and Rucker, without the aid of trtfllery, did the fighting, which was lesperate and deadly. The enemy's, runs were active and destructive, the ursting shells, falling timber, and the icessant firing of their Spencer rifles aking the woodland a hot place fpr 4 & ITIRE LINE TO CHARGE." doned their guns, and after receiving a volley at close range, the supporting troops followed the fleeing artillerists, firing, however, as they retired. One artilleryman, mounted on a leading horse, made a desperate effort to save his gun. Furiously plying whip and spur, he had succeeded in getting 100 yards away when he was shot from his horse. The frightened animals, unre strained, then went tearing down the road to the bridge. Passage across the bridge being blocked, they turned aside, and in an attempt to cross the crOek sank in the mire. Morton's Battery, following close be hind the charging line, took a position that commanded the approaches to the creek and rapidly fired double charges into the ranks of the sullen foe, who continued to fire as they retired. "Having been driven to the creek, where they were reinforced, the enemy, evidently trained and gallant troops, formed a line with their backs ^o the stream and made a resolute stand. Just then the appearance of the field was not promisingly flattering to the Con federates. They could see a strong force of infantry coming up the Ripley Koad, and fresh batteries hurrying across the fields to commanding positions beyond the creek. Forrest had all his men in the fight. Morton moved his guns for ward until they were within fearfully close range, but the determined Fed erals, looking into the muzzles of the cannon, stood their ground with a steadiness that would have been credi table to a Macedonian phalanx. "Opportunely, Barteau's Tennesseans had succeeded in flanking the enemy and attacking his r^ar, his action creating a diversion favorable to For rest's troops that had failed to break the line at the creek. Barteau's at tack had a demoralizing effect, Sturgis being compelled to send troops to meet it. Capt. Tyler's squadron made a demonstration on the other flank that surprised the enemy, producing no little consternation. On the other hand these successful movements to the flanks and rear had an exhlleratlng effect upon the Confederates. They could see Bar teau's regiment, mounted and advanc ing toward the Itipley Koad, the coun try being open. "It was then that (Jen. Buford, a West Pointer, galloped along the line, mak ing the mud fly. Checking his horse near the center, he cried with the voice of a stentor: 'Attention, battalion! Cease firing! Fix bayonets!' Bell's Brigade continued to fire. Down the line like a cyclone went the ponderous General. Reigning up in front of Gen. Bell, he thundered: * you, stop that firing! Order your men to fix bayonets!" There was, as Buford well knew, not a bayonet In Forrest's command. He was simply indulging in a little by-play, talking to the gallery, as it were?for effect upon the now-disheartened en emy. They could easily hear Ills triumpet-llke voice. Then, again, he shouted: 'Forward! Guide center! Mareh!' When the line began* to move j he gave another order, louder, if pos sible, than before: 'Charge!' This theatrical play had the desired effect. The enemy surrendered, or scrambled aeross the creek. The Confederates, fol I lowing, were confronted, however, by another line beyond the stream. Mor ton was delayed at the bridge, it being ( bloekd. He got over, however, anil scon his guns were in action. Time and again the enemy retired and rallied, but j in a general way he continued to re treat. Finally, the resistance was fee ; ble, many of the troops throwing away j their equipments. j "On this occasion, as on others, Gen. : Forrest knew how to prollt by the I situation?how to pursue a defeated ? foe. Vigorously and unremittingly he j pursued his retreating enemy until nightfall, the fruits of victory being the entire wagon train, some 2,000 prison ers. and 14 pieces of artillery." In connection with the foregoing It may not be inappropriate for me tc quote briefly from Gen. Raum's "With the Western Army." He says: "This was the greatest disaster the Union forces had met in the West. Gen Sturgls's command consisted of 8,000 nien. The most of these troops were veterans true and tried. They were well armed, experienced In the arts ol war, and were ready to meet the enemy at any time ar placa. On this occasion they were poorly led; Oen. Sturgls wot not the proper man to put in command of such an expedition. ? ? ? He should have known that he was going out in search of the most able, active and enterprising cavalry officer of the Confederate service in the West, and that he would have to meet him and give him battle upon such ground as he might choose. He should have known that to successfully cope with Qen. Forrest in his own country it was ab solutely essential to keep his entire command at all times in easy support lng distance. He habitually arranged for his cavalry to be four or five miles in advance of the infantry. When the day of battle came this was the case. Although Oen. Sturgis had a strong force he never was able at any time to bring them all into action. ? ? ? "The failure of this expedition was a great disappointment to Gen. Sher man; in fact, the Army of the Ten nessee, with Gen. McPherson at Its head, felt great mortification that their comrades over on the Mississippi River should meet with disaster. Never be fore in the history of that great army had any of their military enterprises come to so sudden and so unfortunate an end. But this must be said, not a word was uttered that reflected upon the rank and file of the regiments that composed Gen. Sturgis's army. We knew that the men and their imme diate commanders were all right,.and that with competent leadership they would in the future perform as gallant service as all of their veteran regiments had done in the past." (The end.) A Two-Foot Rat. (Tacoma Lodger.) E. Holmes, warehouseman at the Oriental dock, had the distinction re cently of killing the largest rat ever seen along the local water front. The rodent weighed nearly seven pounds, and from the tip of his nose to the end of his tail he measured two feet. It was only after a desperate fight, lasting 20 minutes, that the immense rat was killed. For some time scraps of paper and wood In the tool room of the warehouse indicated that a swarm of rodents was at work. The oth er morning Mr. Holmes encoun tered the big fellow. With a broom handle he attempted to put an end to the rodent's life, but the rat showed fight. Back and forth he scampered, and when cornered he rushed at his assailant. Once he hid behind a coil of rope overhead, and then he dashed at Holmes's head. The latter dodged, but the rodent's sharp teeth grazed his face. At last the rat was killed, and measurements proved that he was the biggest ever seen in port. The animal is supposed to be a spe cies found in South America, and It is supposed he came here in a ship, all of which carry many rodents. t'Kljr Deer In Vermont. (St. Albans Messenger.) It is seriously affirmed that farmers in the northern part of Rutland County would like permission to kill a big, ugly deer that would weigh dressed 300 pounds and has Immense horns. This terror of the woods, they say, chases men to cover, will not yield the right of way when he meets teams In the road, and in devious ways makes himself decidedly unpleasant. He re cently paid a visit to a Castleton farm er and, when ordered away, refused to leave, although seven other deer that were with him turned and fled when the farmer and his dog went out. The big deer, however, was in , no humor for debate, and promptly chased the collie into the barn. ? Cat That'* Fond of Hnntlng Rattlesnake*. (Ocala Star.) Mrs. Fannie R. Gray's cat has devel oped a strange inclination in going out and hunting rattlesnakes. Tuesday morning the cat brought into the kitch en a rattler fully five feet long which she found in the woods, caught behind the head and crushed the life out of it and spread it before her kittens that they might regale themselves on a de lectable repast. This is the first instance that Mr. Tom R. Gray has ever heard of such a procedure on the part of a cat. The cat's unexpected visit into the kitchen produced consternation with the cook that only the strong arm of man could quell. ? ? ? End of "Old Four Tom." (Denver Post.) Old Four Toes, a bear which had been the terror of the Jackson Hole country for 20 years, has been killed. 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The Story Of the Worn-out Boy Who Fell iAsleep On His Post. "I thoufchti Mr. Allen, when I gave my Bennli t? his country, that not a father in *11? this broad land made so precious a gift?no, not one. The dear boy only Slept a minute, just one little minute, at his post. I know that was all, for Banni* never dozed over a duty. How prompt and reliable he was! 1 know he only fell asleep one little sec ond?he was so young, and not strong, that boy of mine! And now they shoot him because he was found asleep wheh doing sentinel duty. Twenty-four hours, the telegram said, only 24 hours. Where Is Bennie now?" "We will hope, with his heavenly Father," said Mr. Allen, soothingly. "Yes, yes; let us hope. God is very merciful! " 'I should be ashamed, father,' Ben nie said, 'when I am a man, to think that I never used this great right arm'? and he held it out so proudly before me?'for my country when it needed it. ?Palsy it rather than keep it at the plOW: , , , , ?? 'Go, then; go, my boy/ I said, and God keep you!' God has kept him, I think, Mr. Allen," and the farmer re peated these last words slowly as if, in spite of his reason, his heart doubted them. "Like the apple of his eye, Mr. Owen, doubt it not." Blossom sat near them listening with blanched cheek. She had not shed a tear. Her anxiety had been so conceal ed that no one had noticed it. She had occupied herself mechanically in the household cares. Now she answered a gentle tap at the kitchen door, opening it to receive from a neighbor's hand a letter. "It is from him," was all she said. . , , It was like a message from the dead. Mr. Owen took the letter, but could not break the envelope on account of his trembling fingers, and held it toward Mr. Allen with the helplessness of a child. The minister opened it and read as follows: ??Dear Father: When this reaches you I shall be in eternity. At first it seemed awful to me; but I have thought about it so much now that it has no terror. They say they will not bind me nor blind me, but that I may meet my death like a man. I thought, father, it might have been on the battlefield, for my country, and that, when I fell, It would be fighting gloriously; but to be shot down like a dog for nearly betraying it?to die for neglect of duty! O, fath er I wonder why the very thought does not kill me! But I shall not disgrace you. I am going to write you all about it, and when I am gone you may tell mv comrades. I cannot now. f '??You know I promised Jemnne Carr s mother I would look after her boy, and v/hen he fell sick I did all I could for him. He was not strong when he was ordered bacli Into the ranks, and the day before that night I carried all his luggage, besides my own, on our march. Towards night we went in on double quick. and. though the baggage began to feel very heavy, everybody else was tired, too: and as for Jemmie, If I had not lent him an arm now and .then he would have dropped by the way. I was all tired out when we came Into camp, and then It was Jemmie's turn to be sentry, and X would take his place, but I was too tired, father. I could not have kept awake If a gun had been pointed at my head; but 1 did not know It until?well, until It was too late. "God be thanked!" Interrupted Mr. Owen reverently. "I knew Bennie was not the boy to sleep carelessly at his * "They tell--me to-day that I have a short reprieve, given to me by circum stances?'time to write to you.' our good Colonel says. Forgive hlm. father. He only does his duty. He would gladly save me If he could. And do not lay my death if he could. And do not lay my death up against Jeminie. The poor boy is broken-hearted, and does nothing but beg and entreat them to let him die in m "/can't bear to think of mother and ?Blossom. Comfort th-ern, father. Tell them I die as a brave boy should, and that when the war Is over, they will not be ashamed of me. as they must be now. God help me! It Is very hard to bear. Good-by. father! God seems near and dear to me; not at all as If he wished me to perish forever, but as if he felt sorry for his poor, sinful, broken-hearted child, and would take me to be with him and my Savior in a better, better life." A deep sigh burst from Mr. Owens Ovarian Tumor . Cured b> Anolntln* with Oil*. Pittsburg, Texas. Dr D M. Bye Co., Indianapolis, Ind. Dear Doctors?It has been some time since we wrote and. 1 thought I would write you a few lines to let you hear from us This leaves wife in fine con dition. She goes where she pleases and Is still improving in health and fl?-Hh. Glad to have to say to you that she is permanently cured of the tu mor We are still receiving letters of inquiry Persons that have written to us some months past, now write to me asking what we think of Dr. Bye s treatment now, and if we think she is permanently cured. Dear Dr. Bye, we feel under many obligations to you for wife's recovery from what we thought was certain death. 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Two hours later the same young girl stood at the Mill depot watching the coming of the night train, and the conductor as he reached down to nil her into the car wondered at the tear stained face that was upturned toward the dim lantern he held in his hand. A few questions and ready answers tola him all, and no father could have cared more tenderly for his only child than he for our little Blossom. She was on her way to Washington to ask dent Lincoln for her brother s life. She had stolen away, leaving only a note to tell where and why she had gone. She had brought Bennie's letter with her. No good, kind heart like ^e President s could refuse to be melted by it. next morning they reached New *orK' and the conductor hurried her on to Washington. Every minute now might be the means of saving her ^rotl\er? life. And so, in an incredibly short tlmc Blossom reached the Capital i tcned Immediately to the White House. The President had but just seated himself to his mornings task of looking and signing important !*?*** when, without one word of jounce ment, the door softly opened and Blos som, with downcast eyes and folded hands, stood before him. "Well, my child," he said In his pleasant, cheerful tones, "what do you want, so bright and early in the morn 1'^'Bennie's life, please, sir," faltered Blossom. ? . "Bennie? Who is Bennie? "My brother, sir. They are goi^K shoot him for sleeping at his "O yes," and Mr. Lincoln ran his e>e over the papers before him. ^ ^mem ber. It was a fatal sleep. You see, child, it was at a time of specia1 dan ger. Thousands of lives might ba\ been lost for his culpable negligence. "So my father said," replied gravely, "but poor Bennie wa~s so tired sir and Jemmie was so weak. He d the work of two, sir, and it was Jem mie's night, not his. But Jemmie was too tired, and Bennie never thought about himself, that he was ^red too^ "What is this you say. child . Come here; I do not understand, and the kind man caught eagerly, as ever, at what seemed to be a justification of an 0fB?MTO?n went to him; he put his hand tenderly on her shoulder and turned up the pale, anxious face toward his. How tall he seemed! And he was President or the United States, too A dim thought of this kind 'or ? ment through Blossom s mind, but she told her simple and straightforward story, and handed Mr. Lincoln Bonnie's ,etHerre?adeu<1carefully. Then, taking up his pen, wrote a few hasty lines and "*S?osbsombheard this order given: "Send thTheUPresident then turned to the girl and said, "Go home, my child, and that father of yours, who could approve his country's sentence, even when 1 took the life of a child like that, that Abraham Lincoln thinks the life far too tSSSwto be lost. Go back or wait until to-morrow. Bennlehr^Ln,ffaced change after he has so brayely face death; he shall go with you- . "?o<l bless you. sir, said rJiossom. and who shall doubt that God heard and registered the request? Two days after this Inl^rv.ew the, vr 11112 soldier came to the White House rr r <->miId carry a sick comtade s baggage and die for the act so uncomplainingly deserves well of his country. Th<t" Bennie and Blossom took^their way to bUTMM? tears flawed lTfervlntby:C"The''l^rdWb? praised!"| Full l:p. (Lippincot*. s.) When the ladies were picking up the dishes after a Sunday-school picnic given to children of the poor Quarter several slices of cake were found u hich they did not wish to carry home. One said to a small lad who wig al ready asthmatic from gorging, Here SVon't you have another piece of C l"Well" he replied, taking it rather listlessly, "1 guess I can still chaw, but I can't awaller." | A Zebra Team. (South African Mail.) 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The destruction of the Maine, the battle of Manila Bay, the sinking of the Merrimac, the voyage of the Oregon, the Santiago campaigns, and all the stirring incidents of the war are told by actual participanta Everything Is told?the work of the President, the Secret Service, Woman's Work, and finally the treaty and terms of peace. It was a short war, but is was handled In masterly fashion. It secured the recognition of the United States as the World Power. This is the only complete and authentic history of the war. A man of this generation should possess this book as a record of one of the great things that-happened in his time. History of the United States, In the form of historical 1^ views of each Administrations also giving the principal < papers and addresses of eaeh President. The reviews are written by Sena"r tors Lodge, Cullom, Dick, Morgan, Foraker and other statesmen, Including Speaker Cannon. 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