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S imo of us who v/ent off to the war
in tuosc stormy times when warfare
was the chief occupation of men in
our country, cam J home with great
mental burdens of long winded and
prolix stories ci' battles, bivDuaca, '
marches, etc., which we have repeated
and recited over and ovi r ??? lin, until
our propensities f<.r war -i- ry telling
have ripened into chronic habits. Wo
love to tell of the memorable Keenes
when, iu our youth aud early man
hood, we laid aside our customary
avocations, bid adieu to home and
loved ones and went forth to offer up
our liven upon tho altar of our coun
try. We love to tell of clone calls on
the liclds of battle, of sore trials end
privations in the camp and on the
march, and humiliating ill-treatment
in military prisons and of thc ii nul
homecoming with its indescribable
blendings of hope and Jdespair, joys !
and sorrows, comforts and discomforts.
Tho story of some of the hardships
and privations wc suffered in tho
army, in general terms, is proposed
for thc present occasion. Wo suffered
much from siokness, especially during
the first few months of our service,
before wo became acclimated to the
new localities, to which we had gone
and unaccustomed to tho unavoidable
hardships and exposures of camp life
and wo were provided with neither
comfortable accommodations nor com
petent attendants for thc sick, even
in C"?r best hospitals, whore our most
fai'nful and conscientious nurses ser
'.i . . we received no such kind att?n
uons and tender care as we had been
accustomed to from mothers, sisters
and wivos at homo. Wo sometimes
suffered severely from hunger. Our
daily allowance of food, the full ra
tion of which was scarcely sufficient
to appease our hunger, was frequently
cut down to less than thc regular allow
ance and sometimes only a fow degrees
above starvation poiot. Our olothing
was woefully insufficient for comfort,
in limos of tho severo blizzards that
provailed in those Virginia winters,
especially on suoh occasions us when
exposed on picket posts for two hours
at a timo without fire to wann our
selves by. We had to depend almost
entirely upon the Yankees for over
coats aud although wo captured many
of th ORO garments, a majority of our
men were never provided with them.
The Yankee overcoat was woll made
of good material, was warm and dur
able, but one very serious objection to
its use in our army was itsi dotcBtible
blue color, which was tho distinctive
?olor of the Yankee uniform. We
were sometimes caught out, in cold
stormy weather, without tents or any
kind of shelter to protect us from the
I remember on one occasion wc-had
stood shivering around smoky fires in
a terrible rainstorm all through a long,
wearisome doy, and at night wo hod
. to choose botween a continuance of
that abominablo gamo of dodging
around through tho mud from tho
ever shifting smoke or of spreading
down our already wet and bedraggled
bedding in the mud, lying down and
taking a drenching. On another oc
casion we had undertaken to cook our
paltry meal out in tho rain, and after
we had put our rations on the fires to
eook a heavier downpour of rain sot
in that put out bur fires ? before
our dinner was cooked and thc
Dillie (ions of vexation and worry
were added to those of hunger and
exposure. Wo wero frequontly re
quired to wado through streams of
water that flowed across our routo
when ou a maroh and on ooo occasion
we waded the Clinch river, in East
Tennessee, one cold, frosty morning
when there was a vO??iu?rabio cako of
ice on stagnant places. Thc waler
was abovo our waists, and we had to
continuo tho maroh exposed in our
wet clothing to a bitterly cold north
west wind. We had no tribunal with
authority to settle our personal dis
putes and each one of us had to dc
: a?ead ourselves from all sorts of in
sults and injuries by means of suoh
rosi st anco as his own "ingenuity,
strength and courage permitted, and
those Of us who from conscientious
soruploB, weakness 01 cowardice were
unable to successfully defend,.our
selves from} siten, strongs had to suf
fer many indignities and injuries
from the rougher clement of the sol
On aooount of the filthy habits of
some nasty, low-bred vagabonds in
our army our camps became infested
TvitU loathsome vermin which spread
rapidly through all our camps into all
our abiding places and contaminated
. our clothing and bedding to euch ah
? extent that no rest nor comfort was
t possiblejokhey by day or sight. And
1 "lie hon-ihte nuisance was so all-per
imding and so tenacious in its hold
upon us that no possible amount of
parc or labor availed anything what
rr or s of the War.
ever towards its abatement. The best
defense wc could make against it was
to endure it with thc greatest possible
degree of patience and resignation.
We were frequently called upon to go
forth, to meei Lin; enemy in deadly
conflict upon the Geld of battle and
that ordeal was bo terrible I have no
language to adequately express my
ideas of it. It seemed like a march
directly into thc very jaws of death,
and .-lieh it frequently proved to bc
in reality to many of our comrades.
Preparations for a battle were gen
erally made iu thc greatest possiblo
haste. Wc had been trained to rally
into the ranks of our companies in
stantly at the Hound of the long roll
on tl . pimental drum, the companies
were immediately assembled to form
tho regiment and the regiment march
ed rapidly away to its place in tho
lino of battle. After getting into line
of battle we would sometimes stand,
in a dreadful suspense, for a consider
able time, waiting for the necessary
adjustment of the different forces on
the line. The lino of battle was form
ed parallel to that of thc enemy, and
if possible, at a distance beyond tho
range of their guns, but we sometimes
formed under heavy firing, as for in
Htance, at the battle of the Wilder
ness. Going into battle was a very
serious business and changed our cus
tomary sportiveness and gaiety into
tho solemnity of a funeral procession.
It usually wrought a wonderful moral
reformation upon the mon whioh un
fortunately seldom survived the close
of the pending battle. Profane swear
ers could express their thoughts with
out tho use of the customary oath;
scoffers refrained from scorn og and
hardened skeptics seemed to breathe
Beeret prayers. Our thoughts revert
ed involuntarily to our homes and
loved ones, rcalistia vision? of tho
forms and visages of those we loved
flitted acrosB our imaginations and the
music of their parting salutations seem
to coho in our eura. When our
advance brought us within range of
the enemy's guns, tho bullets would
flit by our ears with terrifying skricks
and striko violently against trees,
fences aud other objects with a clang
like tho sound of the wood chopper's
axe, and tho monotony of that hid
eous racket was varied occasionally
by tho horrifying crash of a bullet
against the solid bone of some human
The order to oommenco firing was
always weloomed as a source of re
lief from the terrible suspense of un
rosie ti og exposure, that we might
drowa the shrieks of passing bullets
in the roar of our own guns and gain
the reassurance that oomesfrom activo
effort in our own dofense. But wheth
er brave or timid tho consciousness of
danger was always prominent in our
sensibilities and was constantly em
phaeized by thc falling of comrades
around us and by their skricks and
groans, whenever such sounds could
bo heard, abovo tho din of battle.
Whenever wo succeeded in breaking
the enemy's lines and drove them
from their positions, as wo generally
did in most of our engagements with
thom, wc considered tho d.roger s of
tho conflict mostly over, for wo had
noticed that tho shots of retreating
foes woro seldom effective. The
wounded wero generally carried off
from tho battlefield and oared for dur
ing the battlo by the ambulance de
partment, whoso special duty it was
to attend to them, but men sometimes
fell in inaccessible places, where tho
ambulance men could not reach them
and were left alone and unattended
for many hours. In some instances
great forest fires swept over the woods
wherein the doad and wounded were
strewn, and the tortures of burning
were added to those of bleeding, thirst,
helplessness, etc. Somo of our severest
sufferings were endured on those inac
After the battle was over tho grue
some task of gathering up and bury
ing tho dead bodies of both friends
and foes developed upon tho army
that held the battlefield, except when,
as was sometimes the caso, a detach
ment from thc banished army was
allowed to roturn under fkg of truce
to bury their own doad.-D. I. Wal
den, of tho Tenth Georgia Regimont,
in Atlanta Journal.
Killed the Last Confederate.
Williamsport, May 29.-To T. C.
Anderson, of Big Bun, Jefferson
County, belongs the distinction of
having shot inc last man in the Con
federate army who fell before tho
Army of the Potomao. Andorson
was with this army during all four of
the long, bloody years of the rebel
lion. Thrioe wounded, his wounds
never kept him off the firing jjline for
any great length of time.
Exceptionally interesting is Ander
HOM'S account of thc final clash at Ap- ,
pouiattox. At that time his regi- ?
ment was detailed with Gen. Sheri- J
dan, The skirmish linc which was
in charge of Anderson, had to advance
across thc corner of a field, and up a
steep bank into the woods, with excel
lent prospects for a warm reception
from tho Confederate skirmish line.
Reaching ?he top of the bank he jump
ed over the fence and behind a white
oak tree. Just aa he landed a musket
ball entered the tree. The eagerness
with which the Confederate greeted
tho new arrival cost him his life. An
derson saw thc man in a clump of
bushes and killed him.
Gen. Lee had already surrendered
but thc news had not yet reached that
part of the field. Gen. Gordon and
his .staff came riding up bearing a Cag
of truce. Not seeing anyone he held
it carelessly behind tho shoulder of
hit; lior.se. Just as Anderson put the
third shell in his gun Gen. Gordon
came up, not more than thirty vards
instant. Anderson's finger was press
ing the trigger when Gen. Gordon
raised thc flag so that it could bo seen.
A second later and he would have
sure! met death.
Since then Anderson and Gen. Gor
don leve met several times, and the
General always greets him with:
"Tom," I'm glad you did'nt shoot,"
and "Tom" is glad, too.
The man whom Anderson Bhot be
longed to the 4 bit Alabama regiment.
-Philadelphia North American.
A statement in one of thc news
papers that J. L. M. Curry who has
just died and Judge Reagan, of Texas,
who is still alive, were thc last sur
vivors of the men who sat in tho Con
federate congress has called out from
the Norfolk Ledger tho correction
that John Goode, of Virginia, is still
alive. The Montgomery, Ala., Adver
tiser makes another addition to the
list-Henry C. Joaes, John P. Rails,
and James L. Pugh, all of the Ad
vertiser's own State.
The Nashville American cites two
olhor persons as Confederate congress
survivors-Dr. Thomas O. Menees
and Col. A. S. Colyar, both of Ten
nessee, thc colonel, who is writing a
biography of Jackson and who is a
fuqueut contributor to tho Nash
ville and Memphis newspapers, being
the liveliest sort of a live person.
Theso southern newspapers are for
getting tho biggest of all thc living
men who fccrved in the congress of
tho Confederacy-George G. Vest, of
Missouri. True, the senator's State
did not secede. In fact, it deoided
by a majority ol 80,000 against seces
sion. But Missouri had some very
ardont secessionists in high places in
its government. Among these were
Gov. Claiborno F. Jackson and Lieut.
Gov. Thomas C. Reynolds. .Taokson
called a rump legislature in session at
Neoshc, in tho southwestern part of
the State, whero itoould bo protected
by Price's army, in tho latter part of
1861, and that body made a pretense
of taking Missouri out of the union.
John B. Clark .and R. L. Y. Peyton
were elected senators from Missouri
to the congress at Richmond and a
full quota of persons wore sent to the
houso of representatives in the same
city, among them being George G.
Vest, who was a member of thc Mis
souri legislature at that limo and en
thusiastically in favor of secession.
All this goes to show that the mem
bers of the Cot fed erato government
were a pretty long-lived race of men.
Every man who sat at Lincoln's coun
cil table has been dead for years past,
but John H. Reagan, Jefferson Davis'
postmaster general, who is gcttiDg
along toward the 90-year 'mark, is
ono of the briskest of Texans. Sev
Love is unequally
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ibor is lightened by
but love cannot
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willing to do anything
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the husband's attention ia directed to
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... . '... . '.;'.:;'./;." .v.,
eral tuen wbo aro or vrerc in the Uuit
ed States congress who were there dur
ing parts of the Civil War day?, among
them being Grow of Pennsylvania,
who stepped down from congress on
March 4 last, and AM icon, of Iowa
and Stewart, of Nevada.
It will probably be found that in
proportion to tho members in the two
bodies there are to-day more survivors
of Davis' than of Lincoln's congress.
Longstreet, Gordon and other com
manders of high rank on the southern
side are still alive, while Mosby, in
his recent fights against tho cattle
bandits of the plains, has been show
ing a little activity whieh he display
ed 40 years ago in the Shenandoah
valley. The Lost Cause had some
pretty strong men, btroog physically
and mentally, in its civil and military
station.-St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
- An interesting exhibit at thc
worid'n fair, St. Louis, next year will
he the police exhibits. The exhibit will
show tho evolution of thc policeman,
a gallery of noted police officials and
aho types of the various grades of
criminals. The exhibit will also in
clude a display of police equipments,
- Even n truthful mau can pose as
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Ooo of the hardest blows to tho pro
fessional pride of physicians and Bur
geons is the excess of wisdom on all
snob 6ubjects possessed by the world
at large. A surgeon telle of a ease
where he recently .set a broken arin.
Tho operation waa successful and the
splints had been removed. . The sur
geon advised his patient to leave off
the bandages and manipulate the in
jured member at intervals.
Just as rhe doctor was leaving the .
house the milkman arrived on his round
and, missiug the splints, said to the
"You'll tako cold in your arm.
You ought to heep it bandaged."
A few days later the surgeon called
again and found that the patient, who
had followed the milkman's warning,
complained of soreness in thc arm and
"Doctor, I think you've botched
Thc doctor, observing the bandages
still on the arm, remarked. "And
whose advice arc you taking now,
mine or the milkmen's?"-New York
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