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ONE OF MOSBY'S EXPLOITS
Former Ranger Tells of Wreck-'ng au<J Robbery of Train Carrying Federal, Paymasters With Grreubioks On ai count of the greenback raid made during the civil war by Got Mostly and h ?letuteb^iient of Ins troopers were related before the Washington Historic Club recently by Tin mas \\\ l_ake. who was ? number <f Company a 4id Battalion of Vir? ginia Cavalry (Mosby s meni. In pre facing his description of the raid~M~f Lake said: "While none of us hevo any apolo gies to make, believing that we put up the very best tight that was us, and that our cause was right. 1 am thankful to Almighty God that He has again brought us into one untied brotherhood ?our one common country today the mightiest in tin world, and 1 know we have sons who would go area further than vee did in de fense of It. If the world be Hoves otherwise, just let some M tin knock tin- ehip oft our shoulder. "As to the- greenback raid, Oetobor 12. INf.4." continued .Mr. I.ake, "a de tatchment of Mosby s men, of which I was a member, e rossed the Shenna eloah river at l'astlemans Kerry about dark and moved off in the direction of Bunker Hill, en the turnpike be? tween Martinsburg and Winchester. Occasionally one of our fellows would lose his hat by having it knoeked otf by a tree limb. Our party eensisted of between sixty and sixty-five men At ramp October IS, the eommand was halt.-d in i piece of woods close to the pike. It was a splendid plat id from whi< h to view and eommand th.1' road, there being a considerable bill OoL Mosby and a few of the men were em the hill with a field glass. We had not been there long before a pa trol of twelve or fifteen Federal cav alrymoii was seen approaching. Federal Cavalry Routed. The e-olonel instructed me to order Lieut, (iorgan to take ten or twelvi men and go out on the pike below and to order I.lent. Harry Hatcher to take an eepial number of men and come out behind the Federals after they had passed by. Hat eher quested ?nie to go along w ith his party, and I did so. Just be-fore ere struck the plka wo heard Gorgan's men fir ing. an'J BBOB the Feelerals came thun elonng back, just in time for us to Beet them. "So the Fe'deral cavalry had nothing to do but surrender or scatter over the" fields, whieh a few did, but they were scon captured. We had just geit tegethe-r again when another party of horsemen were' seen coming along the road from the direction of Winchester. There were about sixteen of them and they were gray uniforms. The Fed? eral command was known as Jesse Scouts. They wore the gray to de cetve the Confederates. They were finely mounted and were about as fearless n set of fellows as we ever struck. They were evidently picked men. Col. Mosby sent me w:th th> same- orders to the same offlcers. "Lieut Hatcher again asKed me te> gc with him. I entered a protest and said there were other men who had n?t been exit on a chase. Besides, my horse- was tired. I had a very fast blai k mare. " 'Oh, come on and go with us,- he said, and se> i went. But before we struck the pike' this time the Jcsi.es were rushed back on us, so wr had a running, figh? The ground beside'* the pike was very rough, having been made se> by the passage of the army whe-n the- ground was muddy. One fellow geit out in front ajf me on the roiiRh grounel am! it was not long lee fore his horse fell and right ove r bin. and hi- hnr...' I went. Then there was 'he we.r.-i sort of mix up My horse turned a complete somersault and I saw myriads stars in the day? time for the first time in my life I tbo.icht surely I had received mortal inj'tries. When I g.?l up I asked one of our fellows if the ears bad run over a::\ ? io ? i mounted the horse of the fellow I had fall?-n over and rr>de back to mt Mnsby and his party, my face all bleeding. " tour face looks like Hie Ch'nc?-. alphabet. re-marked a non-sympalhe-t ic Virginia tre?opcr who sat on his horse near the col. n< I "One of the fellows recovered my mare and captured two prisoners after chasing Hum about a crmpl mite? We had some flft; ? n ear six teen raptured h. rso? and a bun' h <>f prlvmer* Thai n'ght we rod.- off "> the dire~tie.n of the Baltimore an?1 Ohio railroad ?nd si met It at a point S mile or *o we.' of Outfield'* de? po? There was a deep cut jnsf west ? ?? <h< nnadoab Junction which was an Ideal ntae*' ?hrow a train off the track with the least Injury to the pa*?eeger? Plans to Wreck Traen. It ?as a clear ?tar'll nutbi and Cm air was ?hilly The command Btam halted la a woods rinse by Col MhavJ by and foer of as rode across a small field to the rut The colonel asked if there was anv cue' ?n Hug patty who knew how to te-.ir up the track. The'iv was no re'.>pouse. Ho comman |. d BM to ride back and get three or four men who knew how lo take up the rails. 1 secured some oxpi'rt track elesti'i vi>rs. The track was a double one und CoL Mosby orden'd that both traeks be' torn up. "Only a short time befeire the rang? en had destroyed only one traek and a train earae thundering past on the Mack that had not boem touched TBd astonished rangers les>ked aftew II as it undetermined to mount their horses and pursue tin Hying train or sit deiwn end Pal cuss' words. I'nder the direction of Col. Me i - by the troopers pried up the rails of the westbound track and pushed a lot of fence tails under it, with the- heavy unds re sting on the e-astbouud truck. We raised (he track te> an angle of about forty-five degrees. We thenj raised the- other side and placed a big rock under it. '?The work was soem accomplished and the men were eirdered to leave their horses in the- woods under a guard and take- position rn loot alone the railroad. While we were lying around in groups trying to keep w'arm, for it was a coid, frosty, wet night, the guard who had been left With the horses caniu gallopiu toward us shout? ing. ' The Yankees are coming:' 'Beery trooper of us made ipjickly ie r our animals and woen we got there expected to reeeive u rein ol bullets. Wo listened but. could not tie-ar a sound. The- guard had been frightened by a sow ami her pigs run? ning through the dry autumn leaves. Thon uglily disgusted, we went back to the railroad, after C'oM .Mosby had used some language that cannot be found in Sunday school books. As punishment the colonel threatened to .send the fe-llow back to the army, which was dre-aded by all the rang era. "Col. Mosby, whe> was never known to sit down er stt'tid still when in e'.xpee tanoy of a fight, being a wiry, BUI loan man, w alked up and dow n in freut of the men cracking jokes with them. Suddenly there came Ih sound of a loccmotiee whistle ami the distant semml of an approaching tram The troopers sprang to their feet at his command, and Lieut. Hatcher was ordered to take one man ami down the track a hundred yards, with instructions to fire if there was a guard on the- train. 11 there we re op guard, he was not to fire. The Train Wrecked. "Lieut, (iorgan was directe-d to ->rm the re-st cf the treiopers on the bank opposite the- obstructions on the track. I went with Hate her down the trae k We nad just taken our |s>sitioiis whi'D we saw the headlight of the locomo? tive. Then the train camp thunder? ing pas; us. This was between 2 and J o'clock in the morning Octeiber '4. 1864. "It was a fast we-stbound train going at full sjieed. We saw no guard' on the train and conseepientty did not fire our carbines or pistols. Seltne nervous ranger fired his re? volver when the train rea-he^d hJa p<. t. and there wa< a return fireedj 'rom the- cars, but no e.no w.a.e killed then the engine struck tip- obslrue lon it tumbled over ontei the other track. The train was neit badly wreck d. and besides a general jol'inc I he ?Bssemsers were not seriously in jured "Hatcher anil myse-lf rnsheti i>iwn thf embankment and were se>on in It CDBch There wer?' ton eoae h in the train. We rushe-d in. pis toi? in hand, expecting to be confront d !?.. some soldiers. But to our stir prise M found the train almost MM with the- ge-iiiler s.a. there b''ing but few men on the cars. When tbo ladies ?iieovered thai we were- Mosby I men tb'y sprang up and cav vent to screams the like of which I bad never heard before-. "We hogged them to be seated, ex plaining that we would no inj'ii?' be-in. but thsl only added fited -o th flames They bad no ebmfit read sue ' vaggerated stories about u.? "in the ne.rthcrn newspaiiers that they be ' .-v"! ii to he h"rii. I dc-,.< ':.t ? Paymasters and Funds Captured. The rondiKfor was ordered to tathor hi* passengers in the field l?e ide the Tark? *c wc could hern th' train There were a few private snJ diers and several eaffeers on the train nritiding Mai More and Mai Rig lie*, paymaster* of Hi" I nlore army Moore had t*-s.??*> of' goe.crnm.'nt money elth him. while R'ggle* had ft or. ihm. maklnr In all $!6ft.ftne rhar ley Dear got Maj Riggle, and Wc.: Aldrigr got Maj MeTore The*e ten tr.a.per?. elth thai gallant IrtKamar. I^eet ? Sorgen. and owe of oer h?-si snide., imp dKpot' hed at nc< c for fiornc W* wer. left behind to hutsh ?P the job The front coach waa fl Ic. I I i Newport News Purniture Co. Examine Our Furniture, Note the Workmanship and Finish; -See Our Big Assortment; Compare Prices, October is the month for Furniture buyirg. and we've the firm determination to make it worth your while to provide }Our Furniture needs h-ire. 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The irnoj? era seised I he lamp, fmtb'lr Heech eta la the cars and scattered the hum'. i.tg oil aboi.t "t .? f. * miP-.'e entire train ? ablas?. * As Ifee r "f- i f the rar? began to tall ra we gvw- a re ax I yefl aatd Baaste fbr ??r h< ?-<-. leaving iha pa* ?enger, all i" * h-iddle and the roa h ,,. ? , ify them T> e c.neer flrem in and another man were k<IH hj the hifOSWoOve. w'lrh ?ra* a to-a' arreel We had a numt-er of piIpqwr- I ni<>n awMhirn who were ? i- . Tig to their home. \\. r-. Snenadoah and whew ?. r. i <-.l Htooaa^ehl the ?jassty we hai fle-hed fmsn CnHe <?am ? IMVBff a. the .poiK of war wa? ahm: |: SM I t '?eh of the SS' * In :'u . " . . . ?> Fnr a t'Hie r.n< n i,.:rV? w. r-- pf< nvlful m ?hat psvrt of Virg.nVa " Wa-hingl'n Star. PLLUGP*. vs. mom CORN ? e?l F'-m I'ahi :? i ? ?f th<m fat. *" ? \;.'e.? m..!. thai, a ... ?/?:! optnu r. and IM I u- '?? our SM r-n*rtsjst*wi* and oh?errat >OM ta ?hr end Behind toe Scaaa. \ .-. -i h. r -? , <; ' ?> ? t ., ? ? i . .| . o?i. ? a.ion N% 'he rental of a dream had by a av mber Of h Hil-'ll 1 ??. a droamln' all dta tla?a." A Poor Way to Rise. It -n l ?rten that anyone In getting high by calling down ?aid the narTator. 'dat I was in Ole Satan's d< mini-^is. I teli yoa. phason. dat ?>. ?hore a bad dream' Was dere aay white m>-n d-r -. a-ked tb>- dusky dlvhse. ! - Sh. re dere was- plenty of >ia,' j hjoeev Comas In the other hastened to aasare his mm- t" A. A rbt.holm. of Treadwell, \ T. Utrr now His reason t? weil worth rotat? ing "For a long time | suffered frnsa ?What ?aa dey a dotnT* , w. r,.?. r*tloa. araa an ? ? ?. ?.? ?? md t> ? era) det. ????.- ha swer. "was a hoidin a rnflud ?" * ' ? iMn : ?ie#p. has] a* *#>, between him an" a> are- ?Harper's **,t?'- rnr smbition. grew weaker ... .. . ewsry day la aadta of a'i med'.eai treat ? ? K *? i ? - ?.w - ?. - . mmm* lr alwam mnrrx* an ah'.--nt minded *end tn ksaanVms every d4 maa tn think be rant rrmemh<-r what w-nderful med? lar ** Ml It was he wa* going to worry about.? Btoasax-h IJrer. Ktdaeyw. I New York Tlasea. I Herrwa. SAr. a? ??-aderny I Co and fetaold IX-BS On.