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M < >re Reiiiini.sct ilise
Wheeler's I^aiiioi
.1 (lanta .
Doar Journal: Your asking me a
few days api? of soon; roiuiniacenscs of
'?en. Wheeler has brought back to me
>?' h a Hood ol' memories sf the old
gang that 1 fear I shall bore you and
yonr reader? before I get thom out of
my head.
l" '?1er s cavalry was not pretty to
look . and to see them on the march
was to hold about as motley a crew
.?> can Se imagined. Of uniforms
there wa^ scarcely any jcinblancc,
each man wearing what he had or
could get. and homespun jeaus was
the most predominant raiment. In
arms and equipments there was UIHO a
croat variety, some carrying linfield
rifles, some Springfield muskets, a few
carbines, and SOUK; old Mexican war
Mississippi rifles. How the ordnance
department ever kept ammunition for
all these calibres has always been a
mystery to mc, but I do not recall
that we were ever short of powder or
failed to burn it when there was occa
sion. A great change in our arma
ment, however, took place as the war
progressed, and before its close Spen
cer repeating carbines and Colt'H re
volvers became the general rule,
drawn, of course, from our usual
source of supply, our prisoners and
thc well-filled wagons trains of the
The horses were the property of the
men, as were most of their equip
ments, and were good, bad or indiffer
ent, according to tnc purse or prowess
of thc owner. My the way, there was
a decided feeling of comradeship be
tween the horse and his rider. When
on picket doty thc horse was good
eompany, and his companionship re
lieved the tedium almost as much as a
human comrade would have done.
Sharing a common dauger develops an
affection between men and animals as
well as between humans, and this I
suppose must account for my vivid j
recollections of the individual pecu- ?
IiaritieB of many of thc horses of our j
command. I could mention a score of !
then, but a if cw must suffice.
Dave Jennings, of Company]), rode
a little clay-bank marc with scarcely
any withers to speak of, and an irish
man of Company K rode an old hack
high in front like a giraffe. No crup
pers or breast straps could keep the
saddles of cither in position, and
Dave frequently rode straddlo of his
mare's neck, while the Irishman sat
complacently on his horse's rump.
There was John Hilton's horse "Blue
Nose," whose chief merit consisted in
being thc "illegantost swimmer that
ever was seen." Wc swam our horses
across the Tennessee river once, and
while only the head or noses of tho
others were visible "Blue Nose" pad
dled majestically across with his back
and half his sides out of the water.
And Morg Thompson's little squealing
stallion, "Ruffing' that no amount of
hard riding or short rations could take
the equal oat of. Then there was
poor Jim Lowe's Canadian pacer, a
beautiful animal and very docile, and
at first not ab all gun-shy, but later
became almost unmanageable under
fire. We could account for thc change
in no way but by concluding that thc
intelligent creature had learned the
dangerous difference between blank
cartridges fired in preliminary drill,
and the report of firearms accompanied
by thc whistling of bullets about his
ears. Aud there was Jack Hanna's
pacing roan, on whose back I one day
took an equestrian portrait 'of myself
in six inches of mud. And last, but
not least, I remember John Ingram's
Borrel of tho cast iron mouth, that no
bit or tackle that wc could ever rig up
would stop when once good started. I
rode this son nf a ??n once, and ass
not likely ever to forget the experi
ence There were three of us silting
quietly on the turn-pike between
Nashville and Murfrccsboro, when the
first fours of a regiment of Federal
cavalry rode into the pike from across
road, not over one hundred yards from
U8. A volley followed, of course, and
the horses jumped, mine about fifteen
feet, I think, and another only far
enough to set his rider gently on the
ground. (He had been sitting side
ways, an account of an affliction like
Job is said to have suffered from.)
Sorrel's head was turned towards thc
woods, and right through the timber
he went ?ike a cyclone. I didn't want
to stop him, for my business just then
was to get away just as fast and as far
from that spot as possible. Bat I did
try to guide him, for I didn't want to
break his neck and mine against a
tree. A short distance ahead there
was a fence, and another man had dis
mounted and was throwing off the
rails. I yelled to him to get out of
the way, for I knew the fool horse
would jump over him or anything else
that happened to be in his road. He
misunderstood me, I suppose, for the
only reply I got was to "go to hell."
/ He just barely had time to duck his
head when the horse cleared him,
fenoe and all.
And while writing this of horses I
MT y ni i MT A i \]
s I'roiii :? .\1 ember <>!
is O?W?ilry Oorps.
must not forget to mention the horse
race wherein a one-eyed mau rode a
one-eyed horse, and both blind on the
same side. Half way through the
course the borne Hew thc track on the
blind side, broke its neck against a
pine tree and very nearly killed th?
There wen; three choice spirits in
mir regiment that reminded one of
Alexander Humas' "Three Muske
teers. ' As Humas three were really
lour, so ?mr three had been live. Hut
two had thrown their lives away, in a
drunken brawl on Lookout Mountain
and the other in charging the enemy's
picket linc alone, and trying single
handed to capture or kill some of the
sentinels. I'oor fcllowH, they deserved
better fates, especially the latter. He
was a bright-faced, handsome boy
about 18 years of age. He got back
from his escapade into thc Confederate
lines with a bullet in his thigh which
cut the femora! artery, and from
which he speedily bled to death.
This left but three. They were not
regularly detailed scouts, but there was
scarcely ever a scouting party organiz
ed that George and Hill and Hen were
not selected. They were only boys in
aire, the eldest not over 21 and the
youngest barely IK, but they could
tide anything that went on four legs,
appeared almost utterly tireless and
seemed not to know what fear meant.
I think their courage was somewhat
like that of a child who is indifferent
to danger because it is incapable of
comprehending its existence. George
had been a circus rider, and I believe
could have ridden a horse standing on
his head.
The last I saw of them was just
preceding the battle of Chiokamauga,
and they were having more fun than a
cage full of monkeys. They had
scouted all over Lookout Mountain,
sometimes under orders and with a
definite object in view, but as often
without aim or orders except to search
for adventures. They nominally be
longed with a detachment commanded
by Lieutenant William Pelham, but
a? they were a little impatient of re
straint, hegallowod the "three fools,"
as they were frequently called, to do
pretty much as they pleased, knowing
of course that they might be killed or
captured, but believing tho chances
were largely in favor of their killing or
capturing some of the enemy.
They were driven from the moun
tain by the advance of Rosecrans' ar
my, but kept in front of it for two
days, often in speaking and generally
in shooting distance.
I have forgotten how the other two
wer" armed, but remember Bill oarried
what he called a "cannon." He had
short time before got himself into a
tight place and lost his gun, and
nearly everything else ho had, being
glad, as he expressed it, to get out
with his "hide and his hoss." Going
to thc ordnance wagon, he found an
old Belgian rifle about six feet long,
and with a boro nearly an inch in di
ameter. It was really a powerful wea
! pon, and as the owner expressed it,
"could shoot a mile and cracked like
! a six - pounder. "
One day a detachment of tho regi
ment was deployed as skirmishers,
and lying down behind a fence about
1,000 or 1,200 yards from the enemy's
line. Between the two fires was a
yankcee sharpshooter, and he was
making it decidedly interesting to any
ooo of our men that showed his head.
Ile was out of range of our guns, and
Bill suggested that he turn loose his
ordnance on bira.
?B a preliminary and to determine
tho exact location of our enemy, Ben
took off hiB coat and put it on the end
of his gun, then put his hat on top of
that and oarcfully edged it up over the
fence to represent a man cautiously
pooping ovor. Tho dummy had
scaroely cleared the top rail when
crack went the yankee's rifle and al
most simultaneously Bill's artillery
roared. When the smoke cleared
away wo saw a bluecoat on the double
quick to get back into his own lines.
The cannon evidently madeHhe situa
tion uncomfortable to him, to ssy the
The same afternoon Bill's artillery
made a little more fun for the "Three
Musketeers." They were mounted
this time, and picking their way to
ward the enemy's line in search of
more adventures, when they met a ne
gro. He was almost out of breath
from running, and had in his hand a
fiddle, probably his most precious pos
"Do, for God Almighty's sake, don't
go down dar, boss," he exclaimed.
"Dey is right down dar by the black
smith's shop."
The boys knew exactly where the
blacksmith's shop was, and as there
was a lane extending about 200 yards
toward tItem ami limber thc balance of
th?- way, they smelt a chance of hav
ing .-?mie more fun with Hill's cannon.
So they deployed through the woods
until they came opposite the mouth of
the lane, when Hill dismounted and
crawled on bis hands and knees into
thc middle of the road. Sure enough,
they were at the blacksmith's shop.
There was a large oak tree about two
feet from a fence, and between the
tree and the fence stood a blue cott.
Hill brought his ordnance to bear, aud
as I'ncle Hcmus would say, "let bim
have all dar was in hor. "
There wasn't much time for laugh
ing, but thc way thc fellow got over
that fence waH too ludicrous for any
thing. He didn't climb over, nor try
to jump over, but literally foll over.
Wo examined the ground the next day
and fourni that Hill's artillery had torn
about a square foot of thc bark off thc
side of thc tree next to where the
yankee was standing. It waB evi
dently time for him to change his po
Poor Hill's war career came to au
untimely close thc next day. The
enemy's linc was formed in an open
field, while ours was back of a timber
ed ridge. The tactics of ou three
adventurers was to dash up within
easy range of the enemy and fire, then
quickly wheel and ride back, bending
low to CHoape the volley they expected
and generally got. A moore foolish
maneuver could scarcely have been
conceived, and why they were not
killed seems almost a miracle to me
Hut all things must have an end,
and so had this. They played their
little game one time too often. On
last sortie they were allowed to get as
close as they desired, when suddenly
they discovered tho gleam of about
forty sabers, not in front of them, but
on their flank, and as near thc Confed
erate lines as they were. It was Gen
eral Negley's escort sent to ohargc the
woods and stop the foolishness.
George and Hen rode safely out, and,
incredible as it may appear, George
carried out with him one of tho gener
al's escort and landed him safe in
Dixie. Hut Bill, being only indiffer
ently mounted, he and the cannon
were lost. The next news we had of
him he was in a Federal prisou nearly
1,000 miles away.
This left but two of the five, and
what became of them I never knew,
but the changes were against their
having gone safely through thc rest of
the war.
As I told at the outset, Wheeler's
cavalry were not a handsome lot.
Neither were they popular with the
farmers and country people, for they
must needs have foraged or famished,
since they enjoyed only a slight ac
quaintance with the supply trains
(except the enemy's,) and their meet
ings with thc commissary department
were few and far between. I know,
too, it was said they had abnormally
developed appetites for buttermilk,
and that some of them were fond of
corn licker.
But I seriously doubt if General
Wheeler, of the United States army,
will ever have a command in his new
field that he will be quite as proud of,
or that he can as confidently rely upon
when there is hard fighting and bardei
riding to do as upon the old ragged
und reckless, desperate and rough ri
ders that he formerly commanded.
Privato Co. D.. 51st Ala. Gav.
About Nalt.
A little salt rubbed on the cupt
will take off tea stains. Put inte
whitewash it will make itstiok better,
As a tooth powder it will keep th?
teeth white and tho gums hard and
rosy. It is one of the best gargles foi
sore throat and a preventive of dipthe
ria if taken in time. Use salt and
water to olean willow furniture; applj
with brush and rub dry. Salt anc
water hold in tho mouth af ter having
a tooth pulled will stop the bleeding,
Prints rinsed with it in the water wil
hold their color and look brighter
I Two teaspoonfuls in half a pint ol
tepid water is an emetic always ot
hand, and is an antidote for poisoning
from nitrate of silver. Neuralgia o!
the feet and. limbs can be cured b]
bathing night and morning with sal
and water 'bs hot as can he horne
When taken out, rub the feet briskl;
with a coarse towel. Salt and wate
is one of the best remedies for sor
eyes, and if applied in time will scat
ter the inflammation. Silk bandker
ohiefs and ribbons should be washei
in salt water, and ironed wet, to oh
tain the best results. Food would b
insipid and tasteless without it.
Hemorrhages of the lungs or stout
aoh are promptly ohecked by sinai
doses of salt.
Pitts' Carminative is pleasant t
the taste, acts promptly, and neve
fails to give satisfaction. It earrie
children over the critical time o
teething, and is the friend of anxiou
mothers and puny children. A fe]
doses will demonstrate its value. ?
H. Dorsey, Athens, Ga., writes! ;
"I consider it the best medicine
have ever used in my family. It doe
all you claim for it, and even more.'
; - Man believes himself alway
greater than he is, and is esteeme
less than be is worth.
lt? .Mountain Resorts to ho in Greater
Denium! Thou Ever.
Manufacturer'& Record.
The coming bummer iu likely to be
marked by a decided increase in the
patronage of the mouutain resorts of
the South. For more than half a cen
tury the people of the South who have
had the means and the leisure have
been accustomed to divide their sum
mers between thc resorts of the North
and some of the older ones of the
South. In former years there was a
regular migration with the on-coming
of warm weather from the lowlands to
the mountains. The plantation fami
lies or the dwellers in cities of the
plains made the pilgrimage, enlivened
with the change to out-of-door life on
the route, aud spent at ?east a month
in some retreat like that of the old
(ireenbrier White or some of the
lesser resorts whose name is now only
a memory. Wealthy families from
New Orleans or Mobile traveled by
steamboat and in their private equip
ages overland to thc heights of the
Appalachian range, and there remained
until thc on-coming of cooler weather
or continued their happy journey to
Saratoga or one of thc seaside resorts
just in their beginnings. That was in
thc days before thc railroads had made
accessible and had aided in the devel
opment of many resorts which now
rank with the best that thc North has
or ever had.
There are many distinct advantages
possessed by these summer refugees.
Though many of them have all the
conveniences of table and appoint
ments, they arc still close to the
wilderness of the woods. Within the
walk of a well-arranged hotel are
magnificent stretches of scenery, op
portunities for sportsmen and tempta
tions to the invalid to woo health in
close communion with nature. The
/inter migration from the North to
Florida, Georgia, the Carolinas, Ala
bama and Louisiana has become a
permanent fact in Amerioan life; but
the South is not only an immense
sanitarium for the winter, but also for
the whole year. From Mason and
Dixon's lino clear into Alabama and
to Georgia thc Appalachian range
forms unending lines of beauty. Not
as bold as the Kookies, nor as sharply
defined, perhaps, as the New England
Mount Washington, the ranges of the
Blue Ridge are yet most pleasing io
their changing color under different
skies, their sweeping forms, and, as
they rise to North Carolina, their com
manding elevations. Comparatively
few persons realize that in Western
North Carolina there are forty-three
mountains more than 6,000 feet high,
towering above others ranging from
4,000 feet down, and one of the ohief
attractions about these mountains is
that they have nothing of the worn
appearance of the better-known peaks
of the East, but are full of pleasant
surprises and give opportunity for
ever changing vistas to him who idles
among them.
Moreover, the Appalachian range is
really ar. immense mineral fountain.
Medicinal waters, soothing to sufferers
from minor ?Hu ano* curativo ?f jone. '
standing diseases, either in the shape
of a beverage or as a bath, gush f.om
among the rocks at many points. The
White Sulphur Springs io West Vir
ginia, the Hot Springs, the Warm
Springs, the Healing Springs in Bath
couuty. the old Sweet Springs, Rock
bridge Alum in Virginia, the Hot
Springs of North Carolina and others
at Lincolnton and Shelby, N. C.,
Sweet Water and Bowden, near At
lanta, ary a few of the iron, chaly
beate or sulphur spriugs belonging to
the Virginias, the Carolinas, Tennes
see and Georgia, situated in healthy
places and surrounded by picturesque
views which are attracting every year
a greater number of visitors than be
fore. To most of these springs direct
i railroad connection is had with the
I cities of the North, West and farther
South, and each year finds improve
ments and additional attractions, none
of which, however, mar thc beauties
which have been created by nature.
Typical of them all, perhaps, are
those iu the vicinity of Asheville, N.
C. Thc development of that section
as a health resort for both the summer
and winter is largely due to the enter
prise of the railroads and the delight
of wealthy persons who have once
visited it. The city of Asheville
itself is a monument of the apprecia
tion of the South as a sanitarium. Its
population consists largely of tourists
or of those persons who. once seeing
it, have determined to make it their
home for life. Nearby is the magnifi
cent Biltmore estate, an attraction
which oasual visitors are permitted to
enjoy. Then there is the Cloudland
Hotel, on the top of Roan mountain,
at an elevation of 6,400 feet, and com
manding a view of 50,000 miles of
territory in seven States-the two
Virginias, two Carolinas, Kentucky,
Tennessee and Georgia.
From this place there is an easy ac
cess by an excellent mountain turn
pike to other resorts, such as Eseeola
Inn, at Linnvillc, and the aooomoda
tions at Blowing Rock, where spring
atmosphere seems to abide eternally.
By another route one reacher Waynes
ville, filled with the healing odors of
the fir and presenting points of advan
tage for observing magnificent views
of cliff, valley and mountain stream,
and the whole topped by Mount Mitch
ell, Grandfather, Roan and Clingman's
Peak. Across the border lies the
Lookout mountain, overhanging Chat
tanooga. Not far away is Chickamau
ga, which seems destined to be the
place of attraction for thousands of
hearts, if not of feet, during the com
ing summer. The very faot which has
made Chickamauga a mobilization cen
ter for armies of the United States is
that which will indue 3 a large patron
age of the Soutnern mountain resorts
this year. No one can doubt that
timidity on the part of many persons
will lead them to select the mountains
for their summer outing, instead of
the seashore.
The resorts all along thej coast will
probably have a good business, but
they must share to a greater extent
now than ever that business with the
secure, health-giving, comfortable and
picturesque resorts of the Appalach
During the summer of 1891, Mr.
Chas. P. Johnson, a well known attor
ney of Louisville, Ky., had a very
severe attack of summer oomplaint.
Quite a number of different remedies
were tried, but failed to afford any
relief, A friend who knew what was
needed procured him a bottle of
Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and
Diarrhoao Remedy, which quickly
oured him and he thinks, saved bis
life. He says that there has not been
a day since that time that he has not
had this remedy in his household.
He speaks of it in the highest praise
and takes much pleasure in recom
mending it whenever an opportunity
is offered. For sale by Hill-Orr Drug
1 -*? I
YOU save 50 cent- in fuel, and doea not heat np your cook-room by r>o per cent, aa
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iron King and Eimo ia the best cheap Stove you can buy.
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I am still Buying Hides, Rags and Beeswax.
GLASSWARE lower than you have ever bought.
Give me a call. Respectfully,
R?KAN, and
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We have the Hoes and the prices.
Sullivan Hardware Co.
/, DR. SAMUEL PITCHER, of Hyannis, Masswhu^
was the originator of "CASTORIA" the same tty
has borne and does now bear ^7/? - on even
the fae-simile signature of C&a&jfMt^k? wram*
This is the original "CASTORIA" which has boen usedk
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LOOK CAREFULLY at the wrapper and see that ft*
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Do not endanger the life of your child by accepting
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(because he makes a few more pennies on it), the in.
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Insist on Having
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We want to say that we have the
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Light and Heavy Groceries,
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