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NO. 12.
i: r: i x esc i: s rji or Tin; i,ou
Early in September 1801, heme; convales
cent from a protracted illess, 1 called by
request on Col. S. L. Fremont, at Wil
mington, who infoimed me that on the
20th"of August.thn'commissionsof officers,
not attached to Companies, had been re
voked by the State, and therefore I "was
out of commission" as they say of old
naval hulks; that he, himself, was a mere
civilian in eommaud; that Capt. Winder
had remained at his work although in a
similar plight; that Capt. Childs, who had
rendered invaluable service had been or
dered South; aud that he desired mo to
go on duty as speedily as possible.
Thus it'happened that soon thereafter,
T found myscif at the mouth of the Capo
Fear. Winder, for convenience and for
other considerations, had located himself
at Smitliville, where I likewise sought
quarters iviroved from the garrison. At
that time, through his energetic action,
Fort Caswell had come to wear a very dif
ferent aspect from Us former appearance in
the "piping times of peace;" the citadel,
it was said, hid been rondeied bombproof;
the magazines were greatly strengthened;
heavy traverse?, .Ve., had been erected;
the meat put in thorough repair, and the
extensive bain in front of the Fort was
ready to be Hooded, with from four to six
feet of water, at the first making of the
.Battery Campbell, then intended as a
mere outpost, waswell under way. Zike's
Island had been delivered over in prime
condition to a garrison, and was under
command of the indefatigable Ifcdrick.
At Confederate Point early in May,
Capt. Poller had thrown up a sm;dl forti
fication, knov.n as Battery Jb.Ut s; and
Cant. DoP.otiset had assumed command of
To arm it. the Wilmington Light Ini'aii
trv rolled their heavv ord;.a:iee a eousider-
saud on
distance through tie- d-- i
the i'oiut, aiid jierf u-ne
seemed eqindly ineapab
meiiT. in the ab.-eneo oi
Tliwi v grent zeal led t h
undertakings, but their
I o a c iaoors that
e v-i :v'.ni iplish
ndiuary i'ae; lities.
in into arduous
ranee aud
with the enemy, and Stctk Bonnet, the
last of the Cape Fear pirates "a gentle
man a man of honor, a man of fortune,
I and one that had a liberal education" de
livers himself up with his followers to
grace the well-eareed jibbet.
Looking to the northward, there could
bo discerned the solitaiy "sugar loaf"
where tradition hath it, that "(d King
Koger Moore led his faithful servants to
the last battle with the Indians of the
Cape Fear, and by his victory Avon the fu
ture peace of the infant settlement. That
he so thoroughly settled that unpleasant
ness, is not a subject of amazement, as we
have the sworn testimony of Sir William
Cole that his grand father, "lioger Moore,
with Sir Phelim O'Neale, destroyed 104, -70d
of their enemies in Ulster," during
the quarter ending December 31st 1G-11.
On casting the eye to the southward one
could recall the approach of the Spanish
Cruisers as they entered tho harbor in
At first they engage Ft. Johnson, then
but newly erected, and hurl their shot
with precision into the midst of the un
tried garrison: but the gnus of tho Fort
belch forth lire and destruction, harmo
nious to tho lie roe- emotions of tho colo
nists. These know that now they light
for iheir homes and firesides and in
quick succession, let fly the iron thunder
bolts of war.
But the Spaniards, long detained at r,ea
have more appetite for plunder, than
stomach for light. They leave glory for
another day, and seek the better things of
life. With sails s-heeted home, ihey si ami
across the channel, running the deadly
gauntlet, ami find safety in their heels.
And now they hasten to " tho prosperous
village of Br.iuswsck, all astir with tho
impending calamity. Here they pillage
arid plunder, .and in f uieied security prey
on the rich spoils of wealthy planters.
But they battle is not always to the
strong. The brave colonists renew the
light; find the. Ciod they worship, smiles
on their endeavors. They make- sad havoc
among t he enemy , blow npoiieof the cini-
sers, and acnieve a signal vi. 'orv. Ana
now the (burner being oast, with thankful
:enr:s thev coie
jrulsto hoTv
industry crowned their endeavors wUb
peril.' t
j:i p'
near t,
c;o !
, now
s oi tins
! el JU'
i l ai -.1 I I ;
i a; e
n i ne oi that no'.ne
'yard, 'v;.'.s cnt' ft
i -rices.
I 'CS !
merited success.
Another b -rliiie
gress further to th
ite of an old m o
I think v.'ii unoe;
Col. Mcaros. Jt '
i -i i . . . .
me! te; - weer. iii.o . i.-. e .i.
well perpetuate i!-e
sjunt a veritable B
Capt. Winder' j;! x
recoli-'cr a ri A ,t, e.;a ' ,
t: Ilea i ! ei on the niab:
Island; anoHe. r hi;
Known as Fo"? Arider
i i-at" i o.ut rue oi carruworiis
(;! i ' i a st i ' : ; r b e i o ! : i i'.n
Sound. Ay a g'-oti a. i w i It for tue future
exeeuti' of this phin, iie . rt cled Battery
Gatlin near the h.-.ei i' ihe So'.ud, ami
Battery Anderson w ar t ly. t l'is'e r.
Thev" were t o be i-ld.U-ge-l, s! i eiigria. l-ed
and perfe.-.ted as oe , on i.e: -inittcd ; nl
then ceeMiecteil v.itii 1 isncr oy
breatworks. behin ! which a
military road was t pass to : '.
redoubt. At F:-.h h w:-.-; - it
htiict ca'-emat '-.-i witi; p-. '.!..'. t
lise-s an.i With ;pm;,h booty e:-''el- churck
e to the greater glory of ili.ii wh in the
hour ji no.'il was ; h.ir shii i i :unl sure de-fene-'.
It is said, a single momento of
tiiese heroic struggi", a picture of the. Ho
ly Virgin perhaps, yet adorns th vestry
I ai'ii'i ol or. , uir.es luijng.oa.
;i .i
Ii't .ohi:SOi., :iov' rt i:
l IT
ne p,ir.ioi,. r.riiia oi wan :
the ight of :t carries ;ay th
b; illy 1770, win U bthi: A.--h
i i e r
a f
o ; n os 1 1 e j
up. after war.
and on Coufed-
io;is rebel h d ii is
traction. IJe
ernor tnviu'' lie(
"Sl V H 1:
1 t' hi ; slii;
jd' : th-
iiuew bv
the fires
luirnp.g in th
V'hat uativt
eouSd tie
the h
iiojitnei a l.l read in
'uidate.l in
1 ii.'.ire: an 1
mgh's b-i-k
. an aud i
to lis ueS-
. ;i i..y;il (jov
ping. witness-
Written on the occasion of Lincoln's Proclama
tion, for praver and Fasting after the Battle of
Manassas; KeviHed and improved, expressly
for the La Grange Ileporter.
Old Abe was sitting in his chair of State,
With one foot on the mantle and one on the grate,
Now emoting hia pipe, and then scratching his
For ho bad heard Borne disastrous news of late,
A3 fearful as death, and as cruel as fate.
In an old earthen jug, on a table near by,
Was a gallon of "Buck-Eye," or choice ''Old
To cheer up hia hop33 which were ready to die,
Undor whose potent charms old Abe would be
To lay all his grief 3, like a bill, "on tho table,"
Or, shut uo his woe, like a horse, in a stable.
lie -fiat in hi chair,
With a wo-begono air,
Gazing at nothing with a meaningless stare,
And looked like a wild beast just "skeered" in hia
Hi cheek bones were high, and hitf visage was
Like a middling of bacon all wrinkled and tough;
His iuxse wad as long, and as ugly and big,
A the; snout of a half (starved Illinois pig;
lis wa$ long i: the legs, and long in the face,
A Lov'jft Uutri bom of a lonj- legged race,
Yet lomji'ij thro' grace, for a much loiijcr apace,
'Till lie had lkii.-shod hia political wild gooao
J '.ringing wreck on h'm country, and endless dis
grace, On tho blockheads who'd placed him in the "very
wrong place."
The ncwri had reached him of rout and defeat,
Of hia "Grand Army'' broken of disatrou re
treat; 111-?! be:-t men were s;:un on tho field of the light;
IIw legioiiH were Hcatterod with panic and fright,
And his plana were all met with a ruinou blight;
Ilia trear-ury was bankrupt, hia finaneca timailiod:
His credit was gne, and bis bills were U ieasshed;
Ih-i country with terrible foes till begirt,
Was tumbling to ruin like a fabric of dirt,
"I'm afraid," said Old Abe, "th-ra'j tomjbody
and thinking,
anoint"' a a l aruiKuig
Thu i .,"Uh
lil t bead oa liia bo:i,an wa-gi"i dually aiuking,
When a mjuiid t:i-t bis car
Ho wh'irp and m ch.ar,
r;es or
!ec ted
rear ot
-i . i.i-
t'i 1 il.iriii;'
a-atiouoihis uui hority, and
token ot' the lurid iliwy thai
determined r sistaneo were
ba hearts ef free people.
i . - i it i
l the Uape x- ctir s :aua
to hi.:- feet standing breatb!-j
oi ISbt, re
dred I'tder dc
ill ;h
Is Of
" -c ues, and
brought from rimith's lshii.d
Such wiia1 the cou'litioo
r. I'ri-
eMiC '
ol the
on the hist dav of Hepiei al t r. .1
troops, the various comnuindH were or
derly and well-drilled.
Lieut. Col. .Brown had established "lo
bular army" discij'line at 1'ort Caswell;
Col. Iverson's sohliurs at Fort Johnson
were models of p.rec sion in their various
exercises; and the others vied with the-)-
in regularity of conduct, subordination
and obedie nce to authority.
About this time, Mr. J'ason of Charles
ton, brought us a machine for rilling can
non by hand. Killed ordnance wan then
a novelty with us; we apprehended that
by tho operation the old guns might be
come ho weakened as toburst on slight pro
vocation and were fearful lest the experi
ment would cost us both guns and men.
But the almost incredible reports of the
effectiveness of rilled cannon in Ihe Italian
campaign decided us to try one gnu. In
about twelve hours an old smooth bore 32
pdr. was converted into a bran new rifled
cannon throwing a 01 pound projectile.
The garrison turned out to a man to
witness the trial, and as the smoke cleared
away, after each successive discharge tired
with increasing charges of powder, they
'made the welkin ring" with their shouts
of applause. Heing satisfied with the re
sult, wo went to work with a will, and
kept the machine going, night as well as
day, until a proper proportion of tin) guns
wero rilled. ly this meatus we s-.ooii in
creased the v,t igiit of our metal, and felt
.relatively more capable of coping with the
enemy's vessels.
Not con lined to any particular point, I
led a kind of nomadic life; sleeping habit
ually at Smithvilh: but oil early to such
posts as required attention- dreed from
the restraints of supervisory authorityand
not often thrown in contact with either
olliccrs or soldiers.
Winder had as a boatman an old colored
worthy, yclept "Clem," whoso little craft
carried us safely across the harbor in
storm or sunshine with equal safety.
These trips were not always unattended
with danger; but when the weather was
pleasant, they were extremely delightful.
Indeed the harbor is unsurpassed for sail
ing, while the historic associations of the
locality invested with a peculiar interest,
each point on which th'j eye can rest. And
this the more, as the scenes that would
suggest themselves to my imagination
were in harmony with the circumstances
that surrounded me. 1 could in fancy
trace the movements of the skillful Illicit
as he in the summer of 1718, engaged the
well urmcd Pirate 'ileveiigo": now beam
ing across the channel to deliver a broad
side; now receiving tho murderous tire of
his antagonist, and then enveloped in a
cloud of sulphurous vapor, clearing his
ship, encouraging his bravo Charlestoni
ans, and preparing for a more decisive en
counter; until at length after eix protrac
ted hours of desperute battle, ho grapples
faithful! v illustrate tho character of his
peepb wuiHMifc feeling a strong desire to
ast-i i; i late hiui v'lf to t a ; b roic actors
without beb' ' trciu'thene I bv a recollec
tion of their success,
more robust fortitude and p.
lemembranee of their virtue.-
lbit to return :
month .dicrward.
an i-p'-iui
t bear,
With hi-'' latnd full wf drea I, aad his hoarl full of
Twas not lik? tho ro": "f tho lairricaaoj .lumder,
Nor the eiiMh.-juaUa that cleue.j i.ho tall mo'in-
tain.-) a.r '.iader;
"fv..H :;o'. lil.'i tho bio; l; j which tuiuultuously
and inspired a ith a
:riotism bv a
Wtmh .av.', abi
, reii v -.' iivr Ca
ae oi v a.., an o ae r . t great ine.M
i i liis department, as well a-, of mo-ii, ex
e .'Heat sentiments. He had foitnd himself
at the caisis of uda'rs, in April, in com
pany with General Anderson at i'ort Sum
ter. The duty of these gentlemen led them to
protect the tlag of their government, in
trusted to their keeping, while in tho face
of its enemy. 1'ut he, as well as (.Jen. An
derson, as 1 understood him, fully deter
mined to resign their commi .ionn in tho
aud the dork roiling
!.ha lane bending woa.
d p;
Jiut a -'hare, air'r
A onf anion and cl.ihing,
1 thh-g-i i a genend, 'n.iMnioulv saiaal
vib" thought Alxj isi ihe Ujimi of
.i"ia v as sot;ii ait.
U. e
turning to .mv 1 one
eral's wife, carried aw
slio'.v e red Upon tlie
suadod him to ft re;
po-sible aiter i'e
iiowever tiio Geu
y by the honors
tii j na
battery,' on Arlhigi. ou
a'ght winds it llc-w,
uod all iu a rflo ,v.j
o -r-
s determination:
but Jift fi'loH lir.art tr us with i'.-i proplc;
he retired to secluded quarters where the
hero-worshippers of the metropolis could
not trace him; discharged his lat duty to
the U. S. Government; boldly s"wt forward
his resignation; and hastened to the loved
fireside of his boyhood. He served accept
ably wherever he wad employed, but alas !
fella victim to disease in the trenches
around llichmond at too early a period of
the struggle to win and wear the laurels
he would inevitably have earned.
In November Col. Fremont gave place to
Gen. Andersou of llichmond, whose mili
tary family were, I believe, all F. F. Vs.
The General was amiable pleasant and pa
triotic; a man of culture as well as of
brains; but Col. Fremout's energy, practi
cal views, and military knowledge were
matters much more to the purpose.
It seemed that the service felt the
change. Having at once represented to
Gen. Anderson my anomoious position, he
promised to have me relieved : but weeks
passed without brii.ging the Virginia olh-
oer, and circumstance
justified my departure
tieiu of labor.
6 O CCU i l l Jig Vt lil
N'oni. Wiiiavra lllietl, tho ancestor on the
niother'b side of the Smiths of Priuiswicli county,
wJio subsequently I aai in formed, a.-sumed t heir
mother's maiden nuine and became the iaiuona
Kheit family of mere recent time.
Their ancestor Thomas Smith, "a man cster-m-for
his wisdom and sobriety" was appoimed Gov
ernor of the Southern portion .of t lie Province
in Hi'.)l: to re nderhi ineligible under Locke's Funda
mental Constitution then in toive, the Lords Pro
prietors invested him witli the Landgrave, and
made him a grant for the neeosary four paronies
of 12.0H0 acres of land each. This giant for -is,-U')0
acres, it appears, was located on the Cape
Fear, and hcems to have been tho lhbt grant lo
cated on that Kiver,
To Advertisers.
Wo offer a few column's space to
our North Carolina friends to com
muuicate with our numerous readers from
seaboard to mountains. It is only neces
sary to stale, what we believe to be a fact,
that "Ou:; Living and Oui; Dhau" is read
in more dillerent localities in torth Caro
than any other paper, to induce all who
desire to seek customers to avail tlrem
Kelves of this offer.
;':e ii-s e
Till Waf.biage.rn City
It pleased just 1
The "Whlto lloui-o," door,
And then died away with an explosive roar,
"It's the devil," said Lincoln; and biuo ho was
For just at thai moment tlioro gteained on his
Tho lure of a hoi-riblo eulphurous light,
r.iieircling a form m ghastly and grim.
That his heart coa-tod to bea:, and his cyo.s grow
That form :--eti bo for') .him, majoctic and dread.
With large cloven fact, and huge horns on hia
r.lr. Lincoln was Heized with a terrible quaking,
And tho boned in his bkiu were- rattling and shak
ing, Like the "dry bones," in the "Vaiioy of Vbjion,"
With natch a dreadful collision,
As threatened to make a "long division"
Of his body and members, without "legal decis
ion." How's your health Mr. Lincoln ?" eaid Old Kick
with a grin;
"I have only stepped in
To renew my acquaintance with your honor ag'in;
How are Stewart, and Scott, and good 3Irs L. !
I hope all your friendn are til! hearty and well.
Thus paying, he seated himself in a chair,
And gazed aL Old Abe with an impudent ntaro,
Took a drink of "hot lead," troia a naming sky
rocket; Which he grow from tho depths of hid overcoat
Consulting bi-i watch with a dandyish grace,
Said he'd make a quick trip thro' tb.o regions of
Oil the train of a comet, in a journey sublime,
Over imbiozis of miles in a moment of time.
"You, yourself," said the Head, with awink of his
"Can travel dike blazes,' when danger is nigh.
Your Grand Army, too, are distinguished for
You know, in tho first X'lace, yoa owe your elec
tion To the aid and protection
Of a demagogue crew who own my direction.
I invented your platform, and gave it eclat.
About "inggers' and 'freedom,' and tho great
From the top of this platform outstretching be
low, I showed you the kingdoms which I would bestow
If you and your party would only agree
To fall down in worship and hornago to me;
Obey my directions, fulfill my command.
Spread carnage and death over all of thewo land?,
By a horrible warfare, euch a would win
Success to my canso, and a triumph, to sin,
To all of these terms you most promptly agreed,
And made them your grounds of political creed,
I gave you my subjects the host I have got,
Such as Cameron, and Seward, and "Old Granny
Agisted by Greeley, and Bennet and Weed,
As miserable scoundrels as Tophet could breed,
To fix. up a plan for 'preserving the Union,'
Iu the bonis of a happy fraternal communion,
By a terrible warfare of conquest aud blood,
Such as never waa known since the day of tho
I gave yoa my minions from the purlieus of hell,
Tho ranks of your fearful grand army to swell;
I h'tincd up tho North with its vagaboud crew;
Aud set witch-burning Yankeedorn all in a stew;
Yv'ith it ibin3 and schisms fanatical trappings
Its frco-loving humbugs, and spiritual rappings;
I called out its teachers,
(Hypocritical preachers,)
And demagogue frcreecherH,
j To marshal your legions to conquest and fame;
But aias ! to your fchanie,
No victory came,
But reproach and disgrace on tho whole Yankee
Your armies went forth; but r.-t to t.ho battle;
They went forth to plunder the fields of their cat
tle; To steal tho young chiekor.s,and capture lhohena,
(Like "William Come-Trimble-Toe,)and put 'cm in
In the pages of hi&tory. no lof for place
Can bo claimed for y.mr thieving and cowardly
Than to tell they were valiant in stealing a hen,
Zb.it ran in confusion from the presence of men.
When at last your Grand Army was in for a light,
They were routed, defeated, and driven - in flight,
Overvvhelm'd with confuaiou, from tho plains of
L:l- a miserable pack of terrified asses.
Wa 3 it. for this that I labored with vigilant toil.
To rrx tarcf of contention all over vour noil ?
'' b'.i'H un your party with lying pretensions,
With demagogue trick, and Chicago Conven
tions ?
If tiih; iv! the fruit of my labor and zeal,
I am tare I deserve the rc-mono that I feel,
For becoming the tool
Of a shallow-brained fool,
With the form of an up, and tho head of a calf,
It is sowing the wb'vhvind and reaping the rbaff,
What say yu to this?" cried Old Nick waxing
Quoth President Lincoln, "You must ask General
"Oil Scott's au old a, anl Seward to boot,
And. as for yourself, ynn're a pitiful brute,
Too mean to !! live, and too worthless to shoot.
"!vp. to eomc the point more, dir'lv In band,
Ab).- in", mire ! mtre, in good IV. th to demand
The froi-nds of this pitiful vile proclamation,
For f if f i ".g and prayer by tho whole Yankee na
tion. T) you think that Jehovah will favor your cause,
While you murder, and steal, and violate laws?
Will your prayers be heard when you ask the
For help o accomplish your objects infernal ?
No; tliis war, like yourself, was begotten in bin,
And lose
or win,
And run 'like the devil,' in cases ef need.
But all this aside allow me to etate :
I have come here with business nioiaentemdy
Which deeqly involves your political fate.
What means, Mr, Lincoln, this tstrango proclama
tion, In which you've invited tho whole yankee nation
To fasting and prayer, and to humiliation ?
It is strange how a thrashing has altered your no
tions And called into action your pious devotions,
It beems to me, bir,you'r a wlumsical bet,
Ever twit.ting and turning, like an eel hi a net,
You l'.ounder about,
And turn in and turn out,
Till my wits arc puzzled to know what you're
And now in all candor, I must call your attention
To tho truths which at present you'll allow lae to
Y'oii mui. now Initio.
To fight with the spirit of 'S-vonty Si c,"
And abandon your pitiful Yankee tricks."
Quoth "hoaest O'd Abe;" "I'm in a very bad fix."
"Y'ou are right naw, for once," faid Old Nick with
a grin,
"But such are the fruits of transgression and sin:
Then where lies the blame ? Not with me, I am
Y'ou made tho disease; yon ruu-d ceok for the euro.
And now, in conclusion your attention I call
To a single fact more 'tis the saddest of all:"
(As he spoke tho hot tears came Hush to his eye-,)
"The Gospel has made me tho father of lies,
And tho record is true. From the very beginning,
I have tortured tho world witii lying and sinning;
But it stirs my soul with grief and vexation,
To seo your abominable Yankee nation,
Outstripping me far in the depth5 of its shame,
And bringing reproach on my kingdom and name.
iTre one word to add; its a terrible one!
The race of your treachery is almost run;
Your political sky looks dark and dun;
The fate clouds are gathering o'er your setting
Y'ou have ruined your nation degraded its name,
And hurled on its people a heritage of bhame;
Yrou have murdered it glory and pride at a blow;
And filled its proud cities with wailing and woe.
The avenger i-i coming. O'er your dark future
I?) brooding a storm of terribly wrab.
Tho wrongs, of oppression, the Mood of tho shr'n,
Tho pleadings of widows for their lust onesaahi,
The cries of the poor, all starving for brea 1,
The curse of the nat ion, overwhelming and dread,
Shall break like an avalanche full on your head.
Then woe to the d y when Beauregard comes
With his fiery legions from their Southern hornet;
When the roar of their guns bhail fill you with
And the Hash of their sabres bhall gk-azn on your
Ah ! then bhall you sink to a merciless tomb,
And tho sbouty of their triumph shall he raid your
Your fate is now wrh by the 'band - the wa'h'
O'er your hou-e oa the sand, the bUck tempest
shall fall,
And sweep you away hi it-i ruias to bi.ll.
I have finished my mission, farewell! farcwc-li !"
Thus saying he left hi a moment of time,
And wound up Lis speech, where I wind up this
He left General Scott iu a pax-Ion and worry
Old Abe in u fit. and hia wife in a lhinv.
Raleigh Standard Wednesd.iv Julv 31nt
Xorth Carolina I'nllj in ihe Fight.
Sherman's battery taken an:l silt need L
the GthUcgimcnt Xorth Carolina State
After several days of painful anxiety in
regard to the North Carolina Troops, wo
aro glad to be able to relieve that anxiety
by the following authentic account recei
ved on Saturday evening last from a bravo
officer of the late Col. Fiahcr's regiment.
It will be seen that no regiment on the
closely contested field of Bull Eun did
better service than tho bravs Gth regiment
of State Troops.
Many will be glad to rea 1 Capt. 'York's
letter giving au account of th-i wouuded
iu his company. Their persorvatiou is
providential. Our corres pondent sayi:
The battle commenced in the morning
with hcavy.cannonadinj; on the right am!
centre, both sides maintaining their po
sitions. Tho dull booming of the cannon
wa3 distinctly heard by us as we "were
disembarking from the car?, and as soon
as that was done, our regiment was formed
and .moved off in quick time, notwithstan
ding oar weary march from Winchester,
and though tired and apparently exhaus
ted, yet tho terrible cannonading in the
centre, aud on the right, nerved every arm,
brightened every eye, and quickened er rv
step. On we went through the dti?t thai
ro; e in clouds, until wo reached a point
when wo filed to the left to a spring,
where our canteens wcro filled with irccdi
water by companies, and as each eomprnv
received its water, wcro marched to the
.shade and allowed to lie down and rest.
After tho watering operation was finished
we proceeded and were halted under cover
of a lull in tho rear of one of the batteries,
and ordered to lord and rest, and immedi
ately unloaded aud laid our weary limbs
upon the gras.i and many foil into a doze,
notwithstanding the ba'ttlo was raging
around us; but luen who had not slept fo
threc nights on a forced march, could
sleep any wher This was about bovcu
o'clock and the sun shono brightly, and
the cannonading became more intcm
dense clouds of smoke roso from tho op
posite hills, ton earth shook with tho aw
ful thunder, and eontiuued to wax hotter
and hot:."', when idme.t instantaneously
the men cried out, "Col. Pi'shot we're
ready." Ho replied, "I knew that." Sud
denly his clear voice rangout' Attention !"
when every man sprung with new life' to
his place in ranks, shouldered 1m muskVt,
and at the command .'Forward march,'"
we .coved briskly up the hill and formed
h line of battle in rear of ouo of our bat
teries, where we could see distinctly tho
coiemns of srnoko arising up from tho en
emies' batteries ou the ojiposito bills
while the balls were whistling around us.
Suddenly wo shifted position further to
the left, in a road running by a thick
wood, aud still the halls wero "whistling
over us. A slug from a rilled cannon
passed through our ranks, but thero was
no wavering, but intent, ou the attack, you
could read on every brow tho stern resolve
to conquer or die. Hero wo stoo l resting
on our arms with tho wounded lying
around us, and ever and anon some oui?
would breathe Ids last; wh- "i agai:i ranlhe
clarion voice, and led by our gallant Col
we fild through the deue tangled nnd t
rowth, and sped onward until wo struck
a ravino which led directly to Sherman's
battery, and wero halted with two right
flank companies under Capts. Freeland
and York, within forty yards of the guns
and a regiment of tho U. S. regulars sup
porting them, when the commatid of tiro
was give:), wheu we silenced the battery
at the first tiiw Capts. Kirklaud aad
Avery led their men aronn I tho point of
woods and charged tho battery and drove
e-.'v-ry man from the pieces. About this
time, some otlicer cried out to ceaso firing,
that vo wcro firing into our own men.
Exposed to a raking firo from th n
emy, and fired into by onr friends Colonel
Fisher ordered us to retro it, which was
done in some disorder, owing to the cry
tiiat we were firing into frivnds. And it
was hero that the gallant Col. Fisher fell
in frout of tho battery, leading on Ins men
to the charge. Ho was shot through tho
head with a ball. May ho rest in tho sol
dier's heaven; for a nobler, braver, more
giSbint man never led a eolnmn to victory, j
with thru- r.M, and pisd hevonJ if, and
re-reived a -alba? fir? from the left, wh :i
they were .ordered to fall back. M:j r
!)b was resting on one of the piece,
facing th fir.-, and onr men retreated in
good orbr, nil the while delivering their
About snnset, th enemy wero charged
by our army, and pnt in disorder, and
ran like wild turkera, pnrsued by our in
fantry, rivalry and artillery, for aoToral
mile, until darknesi stopped then. Our
Iiegiment was in tha charge, tuU Gul.
Ligiitfoot and Maj. Webb.
the aroovi
"To tho victors belong the spoils,' and
in this case they are enormous. Sixty odd
pieces of einnon, CTery piece they" hol
out two, a laro amount of frall arm, a
church full of knapsack, blankets, haver
sack, Ac, Ac, with which our men aro
abundantly supplied.
nu: rusONirns. ,
S'me twelve or fifteen hundred pru.
n r were t ikn, an I largo number of
officer. Th y were nert oit to lliohtuou
yesterday, and thero was a long train f
them, a each tilled with lino looking
Yankeo offic ts that will not lead men
against tho South foonagain.
Tun r-oss.
Our loss was considerable, tlmngli 1 do
rot know how umuv Imd killed and
wound. -d, though very OvUisider ibb', frit
could not have lv?i otherwise, righting
from sunrise until dark. Though our los
l not near as great as we at first Auppo a d.
Tho loss of the eri".mv is enonnou. for
they received our deadly sh ta with u bra
very worthy of a b.-tb r cause-.
nu: rrrxD aiit.i: tui: uvrrnn.
I visited tho field after tho battle an I it.
wan indeed a iekouiurr, heart-rending
sight. The enemy lay piled up in h"ip,
and horse strewn all along. I counted
forty horses in a distance of fifty yards.
Around Sher. nan's batteries whop our
Igimofit fired, fvery horse and evriotio r
was killel. and lay in one in li.'rimn
heap. All over the battle fi "Id Here sitvv
cd the dea l and dying. S eiv bad phi ed
their arms under thcr bend as they went
to their last sle -p. Others fddd th-ur
arms acro-s their breast . s m.- with fea
tures dislotb-d and fists clenched a they
wreatled in t ;e ag oub'i of de.th; other
wore the evba. placid smile which should
graco the f . of a soldier dying in a glo
rious can. iu tho little clump of cedar,
thf. wound 1 '"id crawl, d aud dod, uud
lay th'-re ir. g.euily heap .
Our dead wero burcl with ! ho iori
u-i" them, and our mounded removed t
different places in the interior whora thoy
will be properly att-n .cd to.
Prom tho F .ycUuvdlo Obferfar, August 3,
outih:k Accorvr o Tin:
The correspondent of the Fhilad.dphia
Press, (Forney' pujor,) b;w an avount of
the battlo, froui which wo copy tho follow
ing :
As we drew nearer the field, evidence o
death wero more striking. About l..lf a
mile from tiio imtivibato scene of hostili
ties the first shelter for tho wounded had
b"en obtained. A low, white lemso ou the
side ef tho road, covered with a few trcrs,
surrounded by a garden of blooming
io. ti, ,tly eneloscd in rough whito pail
in's. Ii wi-i tho Louse of a pl.in Virginia
farmer, but tho neeositie of vi.ir convert
ed his homo into an hospital. Tho woll in
front was guarded by soldiers. Tho cham
bers, tho kitchen, the parlour, tho porch
and the shade under tho trees wero occu
pied by wouuded men, some moaning sad
ly, some bearing their atomies in heroic ri
h uee, and others beseeehi H the dctor to
plaeu th'-'a out of the reach of pain, and
occasional';: fne :v.'.ing for a cup of water.
In tic ia .. time tho doctors ran hither
and thither, hind ing. trepanning, uraputs
tirv.'. pr'ddng and soothing, uH.sitod tiy t!e
id V'irgbiiau, a blunt sjHviiucu of a son of
the Old Dominion, who, asuted by bifl
fauuly, was assiduous to relievo tho xui
rics of that fearfid d:'.y. Tho soldiers had
crawled round his well, and brol.o in hi
fence.?, and overrun his houo. 'Om lls
ers no longer bloomed in tho garden, but
crushed and broken they givo forth their
fragrance under tho wot of tho HoldifM.
Whore tho rosea Lad grvwn ia thi woridixg
do.'ul men lay at noon.
As tho houra passol on, tho fight b-
Ifis Orderlv hroiirrht hi retnaiii to tho i tauuo more and mure lerriUa 1U0 for-
Junction, and placed them in a neat cof- 'tunes of the day begun to ravi r ; oMjNial-
fiu nr.,1 i'Ant York ra.idn all neerarr ar. f bV as ttie J ed ral tr.nip ilid T.ot wra to
raugemeuts, an I sent thi body on to
North Carolina, that ho might shop in
tho soil that gave him birth, and iu whose
defence he oilered up his life.
That portion of tho reqimcnt rallied by
the gallant Ligiitfoot and Webb, pitched
into the hottest of tho fight, and jo.n l iu
the final charge, when tho enemy were put
to a precipitate llight and joined iu tha
pursn.t for several miles. No more gil
lant spirits strode over that field than Lb
Cok Ligiitfoot aud Major Webb. The re
mainder of the regiment, under different
officers, fell in villi othor regiments and
f.)u ;Lt to tho l.ve No regiment behaved
woMi m'H'j braveiy and gallantry than the
North Carolina oth lufantrv, on that me
morable ti-1 1. L"d u: into the hottest of
the rih', within a few vard of a att"rv
that was raking our arm v, thev delivered
their fire with the deadliest precision.
Our loss was about sixty kdlod r.!al woun
ded. Among the ofb'ccrs, cur g llant ('ok
Fisher fell early in the attack. Lt. Col.
Ligiitfoot was wounded in the calf of the
leg, but nevrr stopped on foot, as were all
our field officers. Capt. Avery was shot
in the leg, but like a brave man as he is
never left the field. Lt. W. V. Man-urn
was sever; lv wound' d in t!i ?. Ti.-
gain any material advantage, und otily
made tb.e:r alvane a Llwiy, JaiMjiao'iHiy
and at a jrrei't 1-m of life. .The reb'l
were ti"ngly ititiefiebed b- hind marked
b itt riey Cif ritl"d eat.Iion. They wi M l
to 1? innumerable. Ag.dn and again nr
m. u charged upu them, only bo find that
when they lui l di-lodged tle ra iu re' pbice
they had reappeared in ai;othi r, untd at
la-t the Fi d ral ..oldier.i were ,rpxf-lh to
fall on their fa4- to a..;d the swift
sengers of de.th. It w;ts found, tw, that
the rebel forres lr.rg N outiiumlM ril those
of tie' 1. . -blie.
The fight omtiiiued until after fivo o
elo ek vitho :t xhibitiug any material re
sult. The "'die!. had most de'i'lelly tlio
advantage i:. jvivitioii and gun, arid they
used it with tearful efieet. 'I 'ho braverv f
our troops v..n sux-rliuman, but what hra
very, eiild meet the unerring and uiw-ah-ing
car.noti v. hi eh rame nw'ep;!:g from al
m t every tree or licap of lrs.ii ? Our
men unmrked them, battery i:jh;?i battery,
only to find their les.e:ied rank w r une
qual to the task. A r treat v. i i e-enrr.enee!
bv a N v York regine-nt ari l vrrv h'mm N-
carrte g
elide. iv. .
troaVd t
Til. In vabi '
tto n,Uvl,o
t!:e (Vutr -vil'
" r d M-lbwe!l
bev. TiteV re-
Paid in gwHl or-
report that ?Jajor Webb was killed is un- d r. untd eh irged bv tho Sxi ion
true; though exposed to a most terrihv.- '"iv.dry and artiib r.. e-u ti; y
fire he escaped uninjured. their line. an l ped. ?o-A:;rd r'aiifas
.w.,.- .r.r-.r.v-'o ...rrr 1 f' fl-H U-J 3 II a dls. 1 , , V Ct ,1 UU1U,
Wiio took saCitMAN H LTrn:;Y.
Sever d regiments claim thi honor of si
lencing and taking this battery. Jt win
tahni b i the '6th Jn unite u X. C. Sf i(c
run sisMi-i-.'
f i rresj in. !(
i : i . d- ij
Iliepiirer ur;i''i folio Ai ill iciitiouto tho
Ti n,i,s. ThoreaimenU :n 1 have sabL l paine and n treat :
was led up within -10 yard of it, an ! 1 All th" strag.r'ers now cr.!nier)'. d l ruu
their firo silcnceJ it, aud C A. L gtitfooi j t.e.anl " d n ille, and the Mi-uus, a.o
Major W bb, (bipts. Avery, and Ii.-tit... bu! uie and sutb r's wagoi .vr ordered
Avery aud Maugum marched right up oiv nsrwi ox si:rM vauk

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