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VOL. I. Southern Solar floctrn. NEWBEBN, N. C, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 1873. NO. 21 IX JIKMOKIAM. Tlie Coiifelcrnlc IeaI IV o Cannot Forget Tliem. BY VIRGINIA MADISON. We cannot forget them, the good, true and noble Who fell in a caune that to them was so dear, In the silent encampments of our soldiers lie sleeping By each mound would we pause and in grief drop a. tear. We cannot forget when we marshaled our armies And clad our brave boys in the jackets of grey, When we laid on the knapsack and strapped on the sabro And in hand placed the musket, for use in the fray The hope ad the daring that loupes.; from their brave hearts And glanced in their glad eyes so tender and so true; And the kins on our lips that some left us in part ing, The blessings wo wafted, as they were hnt to our view. We cannot forget how we prayed and we pleaded,. That God in his tioriy would shield them from harm, From the dangers besetting the caru of the sol dier, In the tierce shook of battle from sin's every charm,. We cannot forget when. lovi wwmdod and bleed ing, To un they were brought, iho shitc bandage to bind With an arm, or a log lost, a bright ryehenight-ed- Or a gah dripping gory they Mailed "Never mind. " We cannot forget a we bent over the pillow. And wiped the col 1 dew from the proud pallid brow, The grasp of the hand, and the cla:-p of stiff fin gers And the. hispered ei. treaty, ".will you listen pray, now ?" T am dying but toll them all those that so 1 ve rue That I fell at. the front with my face to th foe: That my check never blanched: that my feet never wavered: I was leading my fallows whoa tin laid mo low." f;. '. Ml them to griovs not. in the great "? of battles I put all inv tru-;t in the great God on high ! Some v aver 1 qui' k 1 lady my breath il grows shorter "Oh ! tell thcru tonuet in ! -i.:y d..ar friend go..d bye !v ' We t:iitiMt forget n- we ka .'! e'.-r tho still form And laid gainst the pale :.-'!. bright fiuh mef flowers That we fancied an angel gnve h-v fund eo iho sleep r, And white pinions hre him to h'-avcr.ly bow ers. Forget them? our brave ones who fought and who perished For horues, wives r.nd children for all they hold dear Ab; theirjlust rc,Ust gather f i-om hillside and val ley, Who in life knew no faltering, who in death were sans pew. In grounds cmiceeratod our dead -we would place them In ranks side, by wdc, as they once met the foe; In the stilly encampments our soldier lie sleeping liy each grassy hillock, uncovered we'd bow. While fame from their trows weaver a hallo of memory's urn v.c would gratefully twine. A icreath ouotorMu.,leueY.ed with our tear drops. More pure in their lurtre, than the gems of the mine. We cannot forget theni, while reason remaincth, And memory reason from her reign doth sever, In the heart of the Houthrou, while life-blood is coursing Their dead ! they'll forget them no neivr .' no neiv.r .' .' -New Yorl, January 25th. For Ocii Liny a and Oca Deua. ;i;ttvI51'K(;. In 31 finery ofC'orp'. J. II. Iurvi. IiY LAVIiA L, IHe fU in the 3rd days fight, aged 20 years. Company 15, 1st liegiment "N. C. T, Far on the Held of Gettysburg, A little mound unheeded lies; A mother's hope is buried there, Uunknown, unsung, our soldier lies, There on the plain of Gettybburg. A braver heart did never beat, Nor one more loving, gentle true; A nobler boy was never given, To make a mother's early heaven, Than he who fell at Gettysburg. Swift waa the stroke, mid fire and smoke. A ball unerring crossed the plain; Another came his woikwasdono, And then he never spake again, Upon the lield of Gettysburg.. Weeks past within that widowed home,. Such weary weeks of watch and prayer; No tidings came, and day by day, The mother's cheek grew paler there; O, the sad fight at Gettysburg. At last it came ! Her boy was dead J His grave the lonely battle-field ! Poor mother weep: 'Twill craze thy brain, Weep while I tell it o'er again, He fell, ho fell at Gettysburg: No Southern rose will ever bloom, Upon his grave sojstill and lone; No Southern breeze the grass will wave. But the north wind will make it moan, Above his grave at Gettysburg. Ycr, lot tears have free course twill soothe The aching heart they cannot heal; No life-long agony he knows; No maimed limb. He met our foes, And nobly fell at Gettysburg But look above, you'll meet him there, Where are no battles, pain nor care, He early sought his Father's face, lie early found a Saviour's grace, Weep not the light at Gettysburg. Ah, many a mother's heart has bled; And many a si-ters eye grew dim, And many an little orphan's tears Pall, at the mournful tale he hears, About the tight at Gettysburg. From the Kuleigh Sentinel. 311TII CAKOMSA'S lSKCOKI). KScr Troops in the I-atc "IVttr. Tn our issue yesterday wo asked the fol lowing qut stiou : "We have understood that the number of troops furnished be Confederacy (inde pendent of home iMsards and reserves) was about 103,000, Who can give us the exact num her ? By the kindness of J. B. Neathory, esq., Private Secretary of Gov. Caldwell, we are to-day enabled to answer the question. Mr. Noathery says tha". Gen R. C. Gatlin, Adjutant General of the State, in liis re poittoGov. Vance, dated Nov. 10, 18d4, eives the number as follows : "Number of troops transferred to l he Confederate States, ac cord. up- to ordinal roils on file in this office G 1,0:30 Number of conscripts between the ages of 18 ami 45, as p-r repot t oi Commandant of Conscripts, dated September a) lyol 18, "8.") Est. mated number of recruits th.it have volunteered in tin; d ti'ereiit com p.u;it s .since the date of oii"ina! rolls. Number of troops in t Lie State service for the war. . Number of Junior 11. -serves. . . . Number of Senior Reserves. . . . 21,008 5,08o Total number A troops. . . . 117, 035 Tl esc troops have been organized as fi i lou ! : KcLri:r.erit of ArtiiVrv. . o . Cavalry Infantry Junior le s.-rve-s Senior R st rves. Total iu;mlT af regiments.. Battalion of Artillery Cavalry " Infantry J r.ui or Reserves. . . " Senior lb' ;u rv;-J-. . . . . G ..GO .. 1 .71 . i . 4 . 3 From Official Report November let 1861 ItEGISTEK OF NORTH CAKOLIXA TROOI'S, IS61 Continued Jrom last week. 11th llogt. X. C. Troops, 1st Volnn tccrs "IJctlicl" Infantry. William G Lewis, Robert S Bryce, Colonel, Charles C Lee, Lieut. Colonel, Joseph 15 Starr, Major, Robert F Hoke, Captains, Richard J Ashe, E A Ross, Clark M Avery, W ilham J Hoke, A B J A Pemberton, f Second Lieutenants, William P Hill, B Cary Wliitaker, I Rich'd B Saunders.D D ilham S Long, A c E B Ti otter, c o C W Alexander, c K Thos D Gillespie, B Wm W McDowell, e John A Dickson, a Jesse C Jacocks, I. Wm R Edwards, -k. Wright Iluske, H Jas C S McDowell, G James K Marshall, M George II Gregory, E Whitmel P Lloyd, a James A Patten, e William A Owenf, B George B Sloan, F Frank N Roberts, f F W Bird, L Firt Lieutenants, James J Speller, z, M T WliitaKer, I Charles B Cook, n E B Cohen, c Hector McKethan, n Calvin S Brown, o Edward A Small, m Wallace Reinhardt.K Thomas Copehart, M Was!) M Hardy, e Rich Mallett, jr, d Stark A Sutton, L. Carr li Corbitt, I Benjamin PJluske.H Albert S Hay ties, k Iiewelleu Warren, m KeMieth Thigpen, a J'imcs 11 Jennings, i Benjamin Rush, f 12th KoRt., X. C. uuli'Crs, Colonel, Solomon Williams, Lit. ut. Colonel, Edward Cant well, Major. Augu.-tus W Burton, Captains., Botsjamin O Wade, a (ieorge Woitham, E Thomas S Kenan, c Jerome B Ftiitou, n Rich'd Noruient,L Jarues II Wiiitaker.E Henry E Ci leman, f I'iiomas L Jones, o Samnol S Yick, I David P Rowe, k first Lit. irrt'tnfs Josepii II Sepai k, A Augustus L .mdis.jl I? Thos S Watson, C Cheero A l)nrii:iiii, il Owvii C Normeut. D Wlnt H Anthony, i: John T Tn,) lor, F Troops, I2m! Vol- Intantry. V'illiani S I) avis , G Wm II Blount, I Yancy M Wilfong, y. SV toad Lieutenants, Nat C Ilarmoji, A John B Hunter, John C Hester, William O Allen, John W Hinson, Jesse J en Kins, Piiilo P Holt. Ishain II Bennett, Owen C Xormeut, v II R Alciviiiiiey, d Jno S Northiugton.E Crawford G.rv, E Win II Tov. hes, F Thomas II Momv,F Rioeit T.vittv. a J. is Si ut h erl ind.'T (i John W li u ret t, i Wm F Rowland, I Miles A Vomit, k Tiios W ii.'.ullLJid, K :;tl Elof!;2. ?. . iroopw, I5ri Voin:s lee:, I n f iinlr.y. Jnliu.- Rnseler, T Rvbert Watt, e: Colonel, Alfred M Scales, Li rut. C lotcl. W S Guy, Major. D II Hamilton, f '(tpJ'fins, John A Graves, James T Mitch A A Erwin, John A Murray, e S'"eo; j L it utrtia II ts, M W Nor fleet, a Robert S Warren, s Jasper Fleming : Ilenrv A U-.'gers, i Daniel Richmond, i 5,200 raen. 13,000 41 13,000 " The following statements are taken from the "Appendix to Holmes' History of the United States." SiYANXAU. Dec. 12, 1870. Geo. Fkedk. Holmes, Esq., My Dear Sir : Your letter of the 5th instant would have been answered imme diately if I had been able to find the neces sary memoranda. 1 depend upon my memory for most of the numbers yon ask for ; but as they are impressed and kept in my raind by being written, I am confident that they are near ly all correct. Those taken from record are marked thus . The figures express in every case what are called, in military returns "Effective totals," that is to say, the number oi raen fit to go into battle. 18Gt.' I found at Harper's Ferry, May 24, O'j the 17th July the num ber had increased to (almost) On the 21st July sm had on Bull Run and at Manassas, Of whom there were in the battle tint (about) On the 30th September, tins army, then at Fairfax Court House, with large de tachments near Dumtriesand Leesburg, had been increas ed to, On the 31st October, at Centreville, with the same detachments, it was, 41,000 At the end of November, including General Jackson's troops in the Valley, and General Holmes' near Fred ericksburg, there were, At the end of the year 1SGI, 'licludiug the same, 18(12. We had in the army near Yorktown, May 1st. Our rear-guard, that fought at Williamsburg, May 5th, Led to the position oc cupied near Richmond, May 17th, Men from hospitals, strag g'ers ami recruits found there On the 2Jth, J. R. Auder dei son's troops (9000) called from Fredericksburg, Hu ger's (G500) from Petersburg, and Branch's from Goidons ville (3500) 37,000 n C S Civaher, 1 .20 Total number of battalions There are thirteen unattached compa nies. In addition to these is one company from this State in the Tenth Virginia Cav alry, five in the Seventh Confederate Cav alry, four in the Sixty-second Geovcia reg iment, and one in the Sixty-lirst Virginia Infantry. Mr. Neathe'-y add?; : In the same report (ion. (ratlin gave tho number of home guard and militia officers in the State as follows; Home Guard officers 1,312 Militia 2,G50 Total 3,902 These officers were in service much of their time in arresting deserters, executing the conscript act, guar ling weak paints and. collecting supplies for the troojtH in tho field, and adding their num ber to Hie 117,925 we have 121,897. Many persons who were exempted from duty under the conscript act were held and compelled to do duty in the State or ganizations. In addition mfmy persons were employed in the quartermaster's de partment, ordnance department, &c. , whose names were not borne on any com pany roll, and I know that many of the rolls of the companies serving in regi ments, such as the Tenth Virginia Cavalry Sixty -Socond Georgia, &a., never filed with the Adjutant General of North Caro lina. Estimating all these at3,103 and we have the number ci nit n furnished by North Carolina in tho late war, 125,o00. The above report of Gen. Gatlin was furnished for the use of the General As sembly of lSGl-'Gu. From these figures furnished by Mr. Neathery from official documents, the following fact is deduced. The voting population of the State pre vious to the war may be closely approxi mated by taking the vote for FJlis and Pool in 18G0 the largest vote ever cast in the State which was in the aggregate, 112, 58G; so North Carolina actually fur nished during the war j-ome 12,500 more soldiers than she had voters. What State of the South can make a better exhibit according to population ? If as accurate a record be obtained of the ! casualties of the war, as that kindly fur nished by Mr. Neathery, it would be found that our State has the melancholy pre-eminence. The Fair of the Cr.rolinas commences in Charlotte on the 25!h inst., and the Ob server says there is c cry indication that it will be a thorough success. Gen. John A. Young has been made Chief Marshal, and has drawn around him a good corps of assistants.. John T Haiubiiek, L W II Faucett, Joseph II Ilvmin, a John Seales, Thomas P.u'fi:., k E W Hancock, Thomas Settle, i DavidSetth-, Jese A Cb ment, v Robert 11 Ward, Giles P Bailey, k Wiley Clement, Henrv McGeehee, H Che.-hier Sain, fir.st Lieutenant, Hugh L Guerrant k BYMcAden, a WmA Presley, b Leonard H Hunt, c F L Potent, A John R Erwin, n Sand R Thornton, c E Brock Hidden, i Wm M Nunmilv, K J A Fnqna, a Bonnett P Jenkins, a Chalmers Gleun, Mth Kogt., S. V, T., Slh Volunteer, I n fU si try. Colonrl, Junius Daniel, Lieut. Colonel, Geoige S. Lovejoy, Major, Paul F Fa i sou, Ca pit i ins, Willis L Miller. Wm A Johnston, Edward Dickson, Geo H Faribault, Thomas T Slade, Wrn II Hammond, o Jarno. R Deherry, n Ed W Iferndon, r iecond Lieutenemts, BB.Bobi.itt, a Robert Myrick, Walter J Borgan, b William A Liles, A Runts R Roark, i Wm M Ware, e Jno W Harrison, a James M Rovster, e Richard Anderson, H .fames M Gudgeon, f Jesse Hargrove, i Samuel S Brown, f Win II Harrison, K John S Johnson, c Charles E Smith, o John J Gilliam, G PhiletusWRoberts.F Julius A Kendall, n First Lieutenants, John B Simpson, n W A l'earson, A in Al Holt, Robt S Patterson, r Thos B Ber.le, Wm INI Thompson, e Joseph Jones, Andrew J Griffith, o S Gales, Adjt, H N Wevere, i Henry W Aver, Sion H Rogers, k Jos C Lnmbeth, Pleasant C Thomas, b 15th Kegt. X. '. T., St It Volunteers In Can try. Colonrl. Robert M MeKinncy Lieut. Colonel, Ross R Ihrie, Major. Wm F Green, Captains Samuel T Stancill, a Oscar M Neal, Chris G Love, William McRae, Wm S Corbitt, Wiley Perry, jr, Ken Murchison, Jas J Jackson, Jno R Stockai d, Turner W Battle. Devid ihompsoii, it Henrv A Dowd, i V,' S Harris, l Wm II Ballard, e Wm L London, m Second Lie u te u ants. m ' 1CK, A ll. M c Daniel G Hardin, c B Leander A Helms, b i Robert P Jerome, b e David Latimore, d f (i R Hardin, 0 Ikansom S Harris, e il Henrv C Kearney, s 1 Robert B Smith. v Gray v Hammond, k Samuel D Pipkins, f Algernon S Perry, i, Wm II Yarboro, j, John W Taylor, it J N II Clendenhan,H first Lieutenants, Fred Phillips, i J Manning, jr, Adjt, John J Reid, x Wm T Gay, K G Cleudenin, h John N Nicholson, c R Sugar, " i Thos II Meaus, b Thos H Grifiiu, k II D Cabiness, d Ricks M Pearce, l MeunethMMcNeiI,F James R Randolph.A (To be Qontin.ued.) Amlerson's divisions, Jackson's command (exclu sive of Early, who remained at Fredericksburg) Early's division, Cavalry and artillery, 13,000 21,000 G.000 C.OCO 46,000 the real h r.t. t thit i;itm rb!e ' V2lh of M iv. 64,00 52,000 26.000 42,000 47,CCO 57,000 50,000 10,000 4G,0u0 5000 Total, Gettysbure, July 18G3. Infantry. 55,000; cavalry and artillery, 9,000. Wilderne'ss, May 1SG4. Sec ond day. May G. Infantry, 42,000; cavalry and artillery, about 10,000, " Ou the first day Long street's command, Ander son's division.And Johnston's brigads of Ewell's corps, were all absent, leaving us for the battle of May 5th, infantry, less than. Second Cold Harbor, Juno 3d, 1&G4. Infantry, (Onr losses at the Wilder ness, Spotsylvania Court House, etc., having been made up by the addition of Pickett's, Brockeuridge's and Hoke's divisions, and Finue gan's brigade.) On June 5, Breckenridge's division sent back to the val ley. Its strength. On June 12th, EwelPs corps, about, Detached under Early with two battalions of artillery. The last returns of the ar- i my made before we left Pe tersburg and Richmond gave the effective We left Petersburg, April 1st, 18G5, with less than At the surrender at Appo mattox Court House we had in line of battle 8,000 men. The enemy claimed to havo paroled 20,000- effectives,, stragglers, etc. I am, with rcat respect. Yours very trulv, CHAS. S. VENABLE, L.ate Lt. Col. and A. I). C. to (Jen. Lcr. 2,500 8,000 Total, Of these there were on the Held May. o f Seven Pines, 31ot D; TENNnssiiE; axd Geu. Bragg'rt army at Mur free.sboro, Di-c. 3 1st. 1 itJ. Geu. Pemberton's army about Vick.sburg, May 1st, Gen. Pemberton's army in bat t hi of linker's Creek, May Troops assembled under my com maud in Mississippi, after the investment of Vieksbtirg, 21,000 infantry. 2. 700. c.i .dry, Army of Tennessee at Dal tou, Jan 2th, 31,700 infan try and artillery, 2,300 cav alry, Army o Tennessee, May 1st, 40,461 infantry and artil lery, 2,400 cavalry Army of Tennessee, July JOvi. 41,656 infantry and ar tillery, 9,971 cavalry. 19,000 70,000 54,000 S3IPPJ, 33,000 2.000 41 I.I:K.S LAST ( AMIMKiX. 23,000 17, 00ft 2C,70Q 34,000 42,8ol oO ,627 In Noivrii Cauolina. At Bentonsville, March 10th, 14,000 infantry, 1,000 cavalrv, At Smithfield, April. 10th, 19,500 infantry and artillery, 5.000. cavalrv," Most respectfully vours. J. E. JOHNSTON. 15,000 24,500 UxiVEESITr OF Vir.OINIA, ( Di.'ceuiber 26, 1870. J Prof. G. F. Holmes J IX tr Sir: In compliance with your request to give you my recollection of the effective force of the Armv of North- en at eru Virg'nia, in the various t i 1 r in wnicn n was engaged unuer Lieu. iyt- s. command, I have drawn U the table be low, after u comparison of my own esti mates and recollections with those of my comrade. Col. Walter II. Taylor, Aid-de-Caiup to Gen. Lee, and A. A. G. of the Army of Northern Virginia from June 1862, to the close of the war. These rec ollections have been compared with those of Private Thomas W. White, of the 17th Virginia regiment, detailed for clerical du ty at the head-quarters of tho army, who was distinguished tor his faithfulness and accuracy in making out the field returns. Battles around Richmond, beginning 25th June 18132, Effective infantry, 70,000 ; cavalry and artillery, 7.00J; total, 7",OJ0 men. Of this force there were in the battle of Gaines' MUi (first Cold Harbor), about 50,000 Second Manassas (Grove ton), August 30, Our forces consisted of the following commands ; Jackson's, 16 00ft " Longstreet's, 15.0J0 " Anderson's, 6,500 44 Cavalry and aitillerv, o, J) ) A Touching IScooilootion of South ern Vnlor niul Devotion. At a meeting of the Virginia Division of the survivors of tho Army of Northern Vir ginia, Col. Venable made substantially the following address, the report of which we take from the Richmond Dispatch : When in the early days of May, 1864, Grant crossed the river with 1-10,000 men, Gen. Lee could command lesn than 52,000 of all arms, and yet he boldly marched to attack Lint, having in hand "when he first struck Grant's column, only 26,000 men. Ho gave a vivid picture of the battle- on the plank road, fought on the, evening of of May 5th, between Wilcox's and Heth's divisions of A. P. Hill's corps, when (un der the immediate eye of Gen. Lee) this heroic band of only 10,000 beat back the 40,000 with which Hancock made repeated assaults upon them. He also spoke of Ewell's splendid suc cess on the old turnpike, where, with 16, 000 men, ho had driven back Warren's coii)s, and illustrated the unexpected bold ness of Gen. Lee's strategy by quoting tho remark of Gen. Meade when the columns came in collision : "They have left a di vision to fool iv here while they concen trate and prepare a position on the North Anna- ; and what I want is to prevent these fellows from getting back to Mine Run." He vividly pictured the battle of the next morning, when Hill's two divisious, which had become aware that they were o be relieved by Longstreet, and we were not in the best fighting trim, were violent ly assaulted before Longstreet come up.and a portion of tlem had been forced back several hundred yards, when Longstreet's men double-quicked a mile and a lalf, and went into the fight with the wildest cheer ing and enthusiasm. He gav the correct i version of that splendid historic incident J of Gregg's. Texas brigade (musing in their advance as they saw their loved liader go ing into the fight, and vociferating "Go back General Lee ; go back General Lee;" and told how confidence was restored at once to Hill's brave men, the whole line swept forward, the Hank attack was made, battles I and Hancock was driven back in confusion tie s iid that !:: v A to the q::c-t:n fre quently aked Alty Gen. Lacm uI the (Soy eminent no telegram about the battle of: the 12th, that ho did send telegram thM evening. He then sketched tho further progress oi the campaign by which Lee lodcd Grant at the North Anna, paw Lim a cvuslung defeat at Cold Harbor, and finally forced him'to lay siege to Petersburg, which ho might have done at the 1 beginning of tho campaign without the loss of a tingle mail. This narrative is inters crsed with touch ing and valuable historic incidents, whiuh we regret our want of tpaco will not allow us to give ; but this will all doubtUsH bo published iu full, and will give the future historian invaluable material. His summing up was as follows : He had not designed to give a review,, but only a few incidents of the campaign. But a few more general statements of this greatest campaign of that army would not be out of place. On the 4th of May four radiatni invading columns out simul taneously for the conquest of Virginia. The old State, which had for three jtaw known little else save the tramp ot wnied legions, was now to be closed in by a eirclo of fire from the mountains to the seaboard. Through the Southwestern mountain passes ; through the gates of tLo lower . valley: from the battle-scarred vales of tho Rappahannock; from the Atlantic sealoard to the waters of the James, came the ser ried hosts on field and llood, numbering more than 275,000 men (included in thia number also reinforcements neut du ring the campaign. ) No troops were ever more thoroughly equipped, or supplied with a more abundant commissariat. For the heaviest columns transports were rea dy to bring reinforcements to atiy one of three convenient deep-water passes A o qui.i Creek, Port Royal iuuI the White House. The column next in importance had ita deep-water base within nine mil- of a vi tal point in our defenses. In the cavalry arm (so importunt in a eampuigu iu a coun try like ours i they boasted overwhelming strength. The Confederate forces in Vir ginia, or wluch could be drawn to its de fense from other points, numbered not more than 75,000 men. Yet our gn at cui mander with steadfast heart, committed our cause to tho Lord of battles, calmly nude his disposition to meet the shock of the invadie.g hosts. Iu sixty days tho great inva-ioii lutd dwindled to u siege of Petersburg ! riiih-s from deep water by the main eoluie.u, which, "shaken iu its struc ture, its vulor quenched in blood, and thousand of its ablest officers killed or wounded, was tho Army of the Potomac no roortf."' Mingled with it iu the lines of Peters burg lay the men of the second colnum for the last forty days of the campaign had been held in ingb.iiotis action at Bermu da Hundreds by Rvau regard, rxcept when a portion that wn sent to share the defeat of June IM on the Chicuhominy, while thrt third and fourth columns, fo led at Lynch burg, werr wandering iu disorderly re treat through tlw mount liu of Went Vir ginia, entiii ly out of t lit ;.ra ti military operations, Lee hail m nit his work- at Pcteirdmrg impregnable to assault, and had a move able column of hi army within two dav's march of the Inderal capital. He had made a campaign unexampled iu tho hid., tory of deli nsive warfare. Colonel Venabl'j ootid u led his noble address us follows: "My comrade", I feel that 1 li.ivo given., but a feeble picture of thii grand period I in the Inwtory of this time of trial of our beloved South a Imtory which is a great ! gift of (tod, and which we l.iu-t hand i down as a holy heritage to our ehildien, ' not to ti-fii them to cherish a spirit of j bitterness or a love of war, but to show ; them that their fathers bor th mo! vch I worthily in light, when to do battle became ' a s.icre.J . ity. Hem:.? history i the liv ! ifir soul oi' ,i nations renown. When tho. i trave'iei in Switz.-t land beholds the m n ; ument to tho thirteen hundred bravo mountaineers who met the overwhelming hosts of tle ir proud invaders, and as ho read in their epitaph: Vh fell unron quered, but wearied with victory, giving their souls to (tod, and their bodies to their euemies"; or when ho visits tuo pla ces fcA.-rcd to the myth of Williacu Tell, transplanted by pious, patriotic friend from thesaes of another pop V, to inspire the youth of that mountain laud with a I it r-il f txraiit-t nd a love of heroic I , . 1... ,..............., ... wonderful monument Thurwaldsen, on tho thori-K of Lake Lucerne, i i c nuu mora tion of the fidelity in death of the Sivis Guard cf Louis X.VI a co!o-al lion, cut out of the liviug rook, pierced by a fatal javelin, and yet iu death protoo'rig tho lil v of France with his paw m asl; him self how many men of the nation, of thu world have been inspired with h loioof freedom by the monuments and htroeo fctores of little Switzerland ? "Comrades, we need cot wcjvo any fa ble borrowed from Scandinavian lore into the w xf of onr history to in.-pire our youth with admiration of gloriou ibedn iu fre-d r.n'n butth' d'-r.n. In th truo cry ..f t'ds armv of N..rt!icrw Virgiuin, vihii h h i I d Iti AT'um hot eouqtl.-rd, but w.u d with vrtory, yoi h.vo a cord of deeds of valor, o h'ili r-.. ti? cration to li;ty, an 1 f t thfuite s in.:..ifi which wili teach our ho.. an 1 our mi;' sonu how to die for liberty.. Let u seo oj it that it shall bo tr.moutu 1 to them. Colonel Veuable's very i rt 1 1 rest.'- a.l (AntieL mi), Totil, Sharpeburg, Sept. 17, ls62. Infantry, 2.,000 ; cavalry and artillery, 8,000 ; total, Fredericksburg, Dec. 13, 1562. Infantry, 50,500 ; and artillery 8,000 ; total. Of this force not quite one third was actually engaged. Chancellorsville, Mav 3, 18G3. In fan t r v . McLa; i al cavalry 42.500 37.0X) 05. that would probably have resulted in ut ter rout but for the unfortunate wounding of Longstreet iust at this juncture. He then told the story of Grant's fiank movement to Spotsylvania Court-House, and how splendidly Stuart with his caval ry (assisted by part of Anderson's infantry) held in eheck'ovcrwhelming numbers un til General Lee got into position. He then gave an account of the repulse of Hancock by Heth's division under Early, in its attempt to turn Lee's flank, aud the terrible repulse which Kershaw's and Field's divisions crave the enemy iu their ! repeated attacks on their lines, even though j the odds against them were fully five t.; on:?. He gave striking ino;dets -tnv-ting the heroism of our men iu t!ie e ii'iit -. He give? the account of the breaking of Rhodes' lines ou the 10th, and tells of the gallant stylo in which they retook them, under the eye and in the immediate pres ence of General Lee, whom the troops again begged to go to the rear. He crave the details of the disaster to ' Johnston's division on the memorable 12th i dress was iec-.uved with freo ;ent b ph of j of May (exonerating that noble old Roman i applause from the audience; and -t du i from all blame), by which we lost three j ring the whole of it th decorum o; served j thousand prisoners and eighteen pieces f 1 was remarkable. His touch. ng i i .li-ju I artillery ; and told of the .-otieiidid eour. g to ti p est j-rvic'? of the g ill ut A uy of I bv which a new line just ia t ie rear wai Isoiii. u V'irgin'a dr-v fort fi t x .: .: rjx formed, against which the blue wave nor!y t v.-ry 't -.r.el v, L- ii4 - .. q . -utlj dashed in vain. r?ei,i-.i t o-iiei. ic i.mb ! . . i f ul lie gave an incident of the refuvd r I . fu.- of t,ie South his voiU cj g.eeted Harris' Mississippi brigade to go into the ; with enthusiastic applause. Nowund tatu fight with General Lee, and brought out j a humorous incident of the c ifupatgn tho the point that this incident occurred ticver- i last s:xtv davs of the war us recited br at times in this campaign, and that Gei I Lee when written to after the war about ; it, only mentions one (in reply to a direct question) so modest and unpretending was he, tlxat such incidents were regarded ' by him as of minor importance, j He claimed that while others did most i noble service, Rodi and Ramcev were ColoDel Venable, icitt d the i i ilulitits of the audience, and the next mom nt he car ried his hearers through somo of the mot solemn and impressive km iuhoI tiioe last days of battle, and the:, laughter wis tho a almost turned into bobijib..