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OF THE WAR Recollections and Experiences of a Virginia Cavalry? man. LIFE IN CONFEDERATE ARMY ?Incidents and Detaijs bf Battles and Marches?From Grave to Gay, From Lively t? Severe. ' In the early part of the war tho county bourthouses were the favorite pinces In Virginia for tho citizens to assemble mid discuss secession. States' rights, and .other important questions. The people camo from the mountains hnd lowlands?men, women und children. Mothers of these boys were p'rosent and looked on with sweet, motherly, anxious faces. The peoplo thronged the streets of these small towns. Stagnation o? busi? ness was nottceablo everywhere. Agri? culturists, mechanics and men In tlio professions seemed to havo lost sight of everything else save the defense bf our native State. My llrst vivid impression of approaon Ing war was in tlio spring o? ISOO. 1 was a mere boy, and was Invited by my father to accompany him to Mndlion Court Houso, a few m|ies from my homo, on the Rapldan River. I was intensely Interested In everything military, ind eagerly discussed with my father mat? ters bearing upon the subject. In his conversation I noticed that my father had a constant desire In Ills mind (hat tlio Union might be preserved. This, of course, tended t? check my boyish Imagi? nation und disposition upon my part to fight. ta? coming storm. Day after day the breach grew wider, and the rnuttorlngs of u distant storm could be more and more distinctly heard, AVlien wc arrived at our destination the little town was tilled with people of overy class and condition. A tall pole had "h?;en erected upon the public square, from which floated the Confederino Hag. Excitement ran high. Captain Fry, as? sisted by bis lieutenants, Gordon nnd Care, had organized an infantry com? pany, "Tha Richardson Guards." Thoso soldiers In uniform wero walking the ?streets, and Cor hours I stood and waited In expectation of seeing a grand parade. Finally thoy assembled on tlio Court Houso green, and at tho command "at? tention," somo forty or fifty men from overy walk of life? farmers, mechanics, merchants, lawyers and doctors, fell Into line and answered to their names ns tlio roll was called by the orderly sergeant. Their muskets were the old-style smooth bore, and in their belts were stuelc pis? tols and Uowie knives, the latter mndo ut somo neighboring blacksmith shop. After marching and counter-marching up and down the public square, they final? ly halted and an order was given: "Hlght dress; present., arms." Just then un otiicer, wlnjsc'Tijiiforwi and military equip? ments dazzled "th? eyes and attracted tho attention of hundred* of looltors-on, mndo ills appearance mounted on ti. splendid sorrel, with flowing cream-colored mane ?nd tall. COLONEL KEMPBR. Tills officer looked overy Inch tt trained Boldier, and was at ease In his saddle.. He was Colonel James I... Komper, who afterwards becamo a distinguished ma? jor-general, and who wns wounded at Gettysburg lending Ills soldiers In tho memorable Plckctt charge, and who after the war became the honored aovernor of ?Virginia. This company was ono among tho first organized In the State, The members ot It volunteered their services to Governor Leteher, and were present at Harper's Ferry during the Joliu Brown raid. 1 have a broUier now a citizen of Rich? mond who was a sergeant In this com? pany, and was thought to be mortully wounded at the battle of Gettysburg. Soon after the company returned from Harper's Kerry they lost their drat mem? ber, Hubert Burnett, who died or typhoid I lever, and was burled with military hon? ors at bis lather's homo on thu Rapldan, | Burnett had (been my cluss-mate ut ! Bank's School, on the upper Rapldan, ! and was a most excellent young man. Had be llvcl lie would have mude hla mark us a soldier and patriot. OTHER COMPANIES. Besides the Madison cavalry company. ' Which was organized In tlie county, and of which ? became a member, the county furnished an excellent artillery company, commanded and equipped by Captain George Bouton. This company was sta? tioned during a pa.-t of tha war near y or k town. The county or Madison did not furnish Q belter, ? nobler inun than Captain Bouton. While Pilz Bee's brigade was in winter quarters near Orunge Court House, In Hsffi-i, 1 received a leave of ?.b.sein.??; for a tiw ?lays lo go home, and on returning l -stoppen II i?; .. . ton's. While 1 was being entertained by the yuung huiles ho seouied my pUtol ai 11 carbine where l had left them In tbo hail, and cleaned them thoroughly. When I was leaving be met me on me front ve? randa ?Jnd ordered au Inspection at urta?, 1 was alwayb careful thereafter io eco thai my aims were clean before meeting9 him. 1 believe it was during the summer of l??i, while wo were near i'Vederlcksburg, float pit.-: Bee's brigade wa:, camped for a few days u few mile? below Hint old town on the road io Unwillig Oleen for the purpose of glazing our horses on ? h ? ? Hplondld grass along the liver bottom?, I remember that the road was flanked on either side by long rows of coder trees .-under the shade of which, at our leis? ure, we measured off a two hundred tool tract for foot racing. One of the boys put up ft very line pair of (.puts. In' the raco I won the spurs over Dr. CJeorgu Sptltikl?, now a lucceoefu) dualist at Culpeper Court House, who, I am I sure, can pull teeth belter thai. h'6 can run a foot race. If orse and foot races were frequently indulged in by us as a. source of amusement. WOUNDS AND DOCTORS. After the war, ami While attending a meetli|g of (he State Medical Society In Richmond, Dr, Hunter Mctlulro told me Hint on onci occasion after a severe bat: lie, he stopped on lho roadside ? I a temporary hospital, and reining up his horse In the 'presence of ft surgeon who Was dressing a wound for one of our sol? diers, asked: "What are yob doing'/" Tho surgeon ? reply was "t am sowing up this bullet hole, d?? ? III What lui ? o you got to do with It?" Dr. McGwire told mo that In consideration of tho nian s gray hairs he simply admonished him, and cautioned him In future against such malpractice. I saw John E. Slmms, of my company, shot through tho abdomen with u min.o ball, the ball passing through without wounding any of tho veclrao or largo blood vessels, nnd coming out on the opjioslto side. Me recovered In a few months, and was back with the regiment doing active service. I saw two of my company shot in a battle at Nance's Shop, Cliarles City county, John Harri? son and J. Polk Hill, The formor was shot through the calf of tho leg, and Hill liad a fractured arni near the shoulder joint, requiring amputation, which Was done that night, Juno 24. IS?-l. He re? covered and was back with his compa? ny In a few wo?ks, while Harrison started homo horseback, stopped on the way, and died in a few days from gangrene. I saw Wood villo Gordon sitting near me behind an Improvised breast-works shot with a minio ball. It struck him in tho chest nenr the median lino. The shock was very great and ho v?as car? ried back and placed In the shade under sonic trees In the rear. I went to him, examined the wound null found that tho bullet hnd not even penetratoti the flesh. Ho was back on the firing line In a few minutes, and seemed bright ahd cheer? ful. ? comrade whose ?ama G havo now forgotten was wounded while by my side In u cavalry fight In the Valley of Vir? ginia. The bullet passed through the pec? toral muscles of the chest und went Into the sleeve of his coat, nnd thence down tho sleeve Into his hand, tt did not knock him down, and he wns only ti.bsent from the company a few days. I saw my captain shot through this check, the bull carrying away a part of tho chook bono. He did not leave the tiring line for some time, but waited for a lull In the firing, which enabled Us to readjust our lines and strengthen them by more troops. A HOWITZER. Soon afterwards I witnessed the or? ganization of the "Richardson_Gunrds." 1 visited Bitrboursvlllo and saw lor tho first time a man dressed out In a brand now artillery uniform?Mr. Francis C. Fltzhugh, now of Charlotteavlllo Va. Ho was a member of the Richmond How? itzers. The gray, jacket, pants and enp trimmed with red attracted my e,v3. Ho made a gallant soldier of that famous command. ?Major Robert Stiles, of Richmond, gives a most unique and graphic account in his "Pour Years Under Morse Robert," of this splendid artillery command; but tho uniform that I admired moat and at onco donned wus the gray trimmed with yellow, and I went forth with that favor? ito song of "Jeb" Stuart on my lips; "If you want to bave a good timo, jino tho cavalry." Some time In tho summer of 1SGI ono of my company joined ir,c and wc crossed tho Rappahannoek Rlvor ut tho Unitoti States ford a few mlloa abovo Fredor Icksburg, Wo rotlu rapidly through pino forests and broom sage fields until wo found ourselves scouting along the main road leading from Frodcrlcksburg to Alexandrin. A few miles from Ilartwood Church we halted to get our bearings, and found that wo had ridden tn bctweon Yankeo pleitees and were "up against ' a column of the enemy retreating north? ward. Having accomplished our purpose, wo returned by unother route. AN ADVENTURE. After riding ? few ailles and watching carefully ovory bend In the road for stragglers, wo suddenly - en me upon an old man moailderlng ? small stream with a fishing rod across his shoulder, and a hound dog tit his heels. Riding up' wo Questioned bini about the movements of the enemy. Ho had been between two columns of the Yankees as they rotrent Otl, bul their nearness did not In the least disturb him. lie seemed porfectly Indifferent to his surroundings, and ap? peared to care less for tho Una) result of ihu war. He was eating a piece of rye bread, and Informed ua Unit ho had noth? ing tit his home to keep his family ulive cave that kind of food. Soon attor that our ?.oommand stopped for the night In tin old Infantry camp near the United Slates ford. ?Many boles had been dug here and there In tho ground for gold. Walking up lo a flro around which was a small crowd of soldiers, I found a man frying "flapjacks." Ho oiforod to furnish one dozen free to the soldier who would oat that number In Ilvo minut?s, Falling to do so, tho adventurer wns to forfeit 310. which had been placed Jn the hands of thu third party. I did not remain long enough to Wltn?Se the contest, but from my own experience ut times in (lie army, I am sure Hint tho reaoureeful chef did not make a fortune out ot those hungry Confederates. AS A COOK. I givo my experience In cooking the first meal fur our mess. It was near Culpeper Court Houso. Our rations bud been Ismied by tho t-ummWsary, and my turn hnd come for "blllni," und trying the "v?mes." Wo had tt small camp kettle into which 1 put about three pounds of rice and thon filled It with Water, l did not know th.it the rice waa for a whole week's supply, i ?nn over y grain of It in tho kettle, I continued lo add water, and tho rice continued to boll. It swelled nnd it swelled until tho Whole fire-place was tilled with rico. I grew desperate und munched tho Ituulo from the lire Just as Chapman camo In, when h<> exclaimed; "Great Weott, whut are you doing wilh till that rice?" ? ? told him L luid seen til?n Bothering llfo eyerlastlng (an herb) from tho field to use as a substitute for yeast to make his bread rlsu, and that 1 was feuil'iil thut I btid, through mistake, gotten somo of It in my rice, w?, n. conway, a?. ?. Alluna, Oa. CONFEDERATE LIBRARY. List of Books Suitable for a Col? lection. When Hi? 17. C. v. Reunion way held In Kuliiiioiul, lho ill.-li.?ry ? uuiinillei? ap I p?nd?d lo their report u lisi o? lho bonus Which they deemed suitable for a eol loctlun of Confederate hooka, Wo have added to thai list some woivtg publiait,??! slnto, und k?Vu t),0 fiim..,ni,.j li?t as one that will b** useful io col- j lectora, und of lutcreat to all who dcilre lo know Vvhnl Confereilale books havo been published. List of Confederate Books Which Are Commended for South? ern Libraries. Southern 1-?istttt'loitl .Society Papers, trt thirty vollimns; fourteen volumes, by J. William Sones, ami sixteen volumes by t?. A. Brock. Address R. A, Block, Rich-, nionil, Vn. ? ? ? Tho Riso nnd Prill of tlio Confedernto Sl.'itos of America, hy President Jefferson Davis, Published by D. Applelon it Co. Brief History at the Confederato Slates, by J?iTiirsnn' Davis', Tho War Between thti states, by Vlco Prc?Ul?Ant. A. .11. Stephens. Tho Otllflal War Records, with accom? panying inn ps, ns published by thnUnlU'd Stales Government, Is Davis n Traitor'.' By Dr. A,< T. tiled noe. The Republic* bf Republics, by 11, 3, Saga, The Story of the Confederate Suites by Professor XV, T. Deny. Published by B. Vi Johnson & Co.i'Ulelitnoiul, Vn. Southern States of tho American Union, by Hon. J. !,. M. Curry.' 'Published by.B, P. Johnson & Co., Rlehmontl, VS.'?"'? ? Do?onco of 'Virginia und Ilio Huilth, by Rev. R. L. Dabney, ,?>. D. Military Annali? of Tennessee, by J. BciTlon Llndsley. Published at Nashville. Tenu. Bulloeli'a ? Secret ?'Servir? of the Con? federate States In Europe. 'Published by O. P, Putnam & Sons, New Yolk . Admiral Scmmos'e Scrvlco Afloat nttd Ashore. . '? ?? Sinclair's,History of tho Alabama. Pub? lished by Lippincott ?ft Co,, New York. Captain Wilkinson's Blockade Running. Schaff? History of tha Confederalo States Navy, ? Personal Reinlnlsoonos, Anecdotes, nnd Lettera or R. HI.-Leo, by Dr. J. William Jones. Published by fo. Atiple ton & Co, Vow Year? with I.oe, by Colonel Waller H, Taylor. Published by D. Apploion & Co. Momolr of General R. 10. Lee, by Gen oral Fit* Lee. Published by D. Appleton & Co. Memoirs .of General R. E. Lee, by Gen? eral A. L. Lone. Lifo of General R. E. Lee, by John Esten Cooko: D. Appleton & Co. Life of R. E. Lee, by J. D. McCnbd. Child's Lifo of R. E. B-c. by Mrs. Wil? liamson. Published by Baughnuin Broth? ers, Rlohmond, Va. P?pulo* Lito of General R. E, Lee, by . Mri??on. Bifo of Stonewall Jackson, by Dr. R. L. Dabney. Memoirs of Stonewall Jockson, by hi? Wife: Courier-Journal, Louisville. Memoirs of Jefferson Davis, by Ills wife. Jefferson Davis, Memorial Volume, by Dr. J. William Jones: B. F. Johnson & Co., Richmond, Va. . . ?Memoir of General Wllllnm Pendleton. by Mrs. Susan Pendleton Leo. Memoir of Commodoro. Mathow F. .Maury, by Mrs. Corbhi. Memoir of Commodore Tatnall. Life and Letters of the Tylers, by Pro fossor B. G. Tyler, Christ In the Camp, or Religion in Bee's Army, by Drt J. William Jolies: ?. V. Johnson ?4 Co., Richmond, Va. Army of Northern Virginia, Memorial Vohimo, by Dr. J. William Jones:.. J. W. Randolph, Richmond Va. Jackson'? Valley Campaign of 1S02, by Col, Wm. Allen: Lippincott & Co.. Tho Confederate Capital and Hbod's Texas Brigade, by Mrs. A. V. Wlnkler. Corslcana, Texas. The Army.of Northcn Virginia In tho Virginia Campaign of 18(52, by Col. W?> llam Allan: Houghlon, Mlillln ?? Co..' Boston. The Campaign and Battio of Chancel lorsville, by Allan & Hotchkiss: Van Nos? trana & Co., Now York. Biography of Stonewall Jackson, by John Esten Cooko: D. Appleton ? Co. Memoirs of Goneral J. E. ?, Stuart, by Major H. B. McClellitn. Memoirs of General Joseph E. Johnston, by R. W. Hughos, Jr., D. Appleton-& Co., Now York. Narrativo of His Military Operations, by General Joseph E. Johnston: D. Ap? pleton & Co. History of Morgan's Cavalry, by General Basil W. Duke. History ot Forest's Cavalry, by General T. J. Jordan. Memoir of General Beonldas Polk, by Dr. W. M. Polk. Memoirs of General G. T, Beauregard, by Judgo Alfred Roman: Hnrpor & Brothers, New York. Advanco and Rotreat, by General John B. Hood. Prom Manassas to Appomattox, by Gen? eral James Longstreet: J. B. Blpplncott &. Co., Philadelphia, Pa. Memoir of General Joseph E. Johnston, by General B. T. Johnson: R. H. Wood? ward it Co., Baltimore, Md. S Deronco of Port Sum tor and Charleston Harbor, by Major John Johnson, engineer oillcer of Fort Suinter. Memoir of General Albort Sidney John? ston, by ColoneU William Presi?n John? ston: D. Appleton & Co. ? Confederate View of tho Treatment of Prisoners, by Dr. J. William Jones: Southern Historical Society, Richmond. Va. Tho Southern Side of the Prison Ques? tion, by Dr, R. R, Stovonson, Surgeon at Andersonvllle. United Stales Bonds at Fort Delaware by Rev. Dr. I. W. ?C. Handy. Momolrs of the Bast Year of tho War, by Gonoral J, A. Early. Recollections of a Vlrglnlnn, by aon? erai D. H. ?Maury. Dotullod Minutiae of Soldier Life, hy Privato Carlton ?McCarthy, Riehmond, Vu.: ?. F. Johnson Co,. Wonion; or Chronicles of the War, by Mrs. .Uury Tucker McOlll. University of Virginia Memorial Vol? ume, by Dr. John B. Johnson, Tho Fallen Alumni of tho Virginia .Mil itary Institute, by Rev. C. W, Walker, D, D. Diary of a Refugee, by Mrs, McQulro. Richmond during tho Wur. by Miss Sal? ilo A. Brock. Wearing tho Gray, by John Esten Coolie. Hammer and Rapier, by John Esten Cooko. Hilt to Hilt, by John Esten Cooke. Surry of Eagle's Neat, by John Eston Cooko. Mohun, by John Esten Cooko, .Memoirs of ? Southern Planter, by .Mrs, Susan Dabnoy Sinedes, Lifo of Stonewall Jackson, by Col. Hon. derson of lho Brillali Army. PlcUott and His Men, by Mrs, Plckctt: Feote & Davis Go,, Atlanta. Life of Goneral Nathan Bedford Forrest, by Dr, John ?. Wyinh: The Harpers, Now York. ? ? Glance at Current History, by dipt. Jona Cuaeona, Glen Allen. Va. Romlnlsconoea of tho Civil War, by Cenerai John B. Gordon: Scrlbner's, Ne?.?, York. In 01?: Virginia, by Thos. Nelson Page, Ounfodoratn Military History? twelve volumes: Confederate Publishing Co., At? lanta, Ga. Four Years under "Muri-o Hubert," by Major Robert Stiles: The Nonio Publish? ing Co., Washington, D. Q, ? Rebel Cavalryman, by Capi. John Opio, Benjamin ?. Hill's Life and Speeches: fllidgtua ft Co., Atlanta, Ga. llb.tory of the Confederate Navy. SehnlY. Giegga History of tho United Slates. Alexander Stephens' Pictorial History or tin? United States, Red Roi'k, by Thomas Nelson Pago Tho .Two Llttlo Coli foderate?, by ??hoe. Ne-lson Pago, Brief History of the United Slates, by Mrs. Susan Poitdloton Lee! H. F. John* son Co., Mehlhdtld, Va, School History of tho United fjtrtles, by ... William Jone?:. Unlvorslly PubllBhlnfc Co., New York. Uiiusell's School Histories ot tho United States, Uy ti; m. Chanihoi'si Unlvorsltv PtibllshlngiCo., New York. "Our Country,?' by Copper, Estlll atla Lemmnm Ginn ? Co., Boston. Blackburn, und ?McDonald's. History of the United Stillos; History of tho United States, ,T. T. Dor? ry, Atlanta! Llpplneott, Philadelphia. History of the United Suites, Oeorg? ft Holmes, University, of Vn,: University Publishing Co!, Now York, Grammar Bnhool History of the United oln ? es, ?Miss li. ?. Field, Atlftnlu: Atnetl? eitii bodk Co., Now York, itigli School Hlstofy ,?f the UhlKid dtttlbt?, .R, . ft; Howlson, of Virginia! l?ynl'ett Winldy;- Richmond, Va. illstbrjt of tho Amoi'ldnil People, Joetnh 11. Shliui, of'Arkansas! AnioHcali Book Co., Now l'Offe.? ? School llt?t?iiiy bf.tlio ?hlled State?, ?V Alexander t-l/'Bteptiens, School llhjtfll'y df lho United States, fty Alexander itjrtli?,,, of virgin??: American Hook Co??N??> York,, ? ? .tJcslHiio?KJt.' ?nq Moporiistructlotii, by hi, General RipBard'/raylorG t),' Appleton ? Co.1. New' York. .' . ' Civil JtlMf?rjt:of th? Coil foderato t-Urtle?, by''j.-.-x.,? :M. Ourry::. The fl. -ft Johnson Co,,,Rlcliifiont., Va. ' -, , The Ch'so of -tho Sottili ? gill t..?.? the Ntif-th; b'y H?h. 'li. ft til'rtdy: Edward?. & rirdtlghtofb Rrtlelgli, N. C, . ' Two ' Wtlrs?An' Autobiography by Uen ??? S. G. -Frollali: confederato Votoran, Nashville. ',. \?. ' .liiplomtiUe'l-tlRtorJ' of tho Southern Coh? foderaci', .b'y Jamos Morton Calttlliarti TU? Johns-Hopkins' Ft-Css, Baltimore, . Thoi-mi In tile Flesh, by ?. J. Floyd! r-itib?i'd Brtill?ers, Phlladelphla. A Virginia Girl In the civil War, by Mrs. Myt'tn L?Mtctt Avary P. Appleton & Co., New Yd,?.*?. The Conslltutlon of the United States, by Hbn. John Rhnflolph Tucker. North Carolina. Regimental HIstoHos In five volumes, by Judge Clark, Secretary of State, Rnfelgii. "Bill Ai-p'H." From tho Uncivil Vf tit to Dale, by fton. C; ti, Smith: Hudgoiis Co., AtlMiita Gt... Hampton and His, Cavalry, by ID, I?. Wells, iUanffi?nd, Vn.i ?. P. Johnson A' Co. . Southern "War Songs, collected nnd ar? ranged by W. L, P'ngar?, New York! M. T. Richardson Si Off, JOHN BROWN AGAIN. More Recollections of His Career * in Kansas. ? R. ft ?. No 2, Waco, T?t*?. Editor of/rtie Times-Dispatch: Sir?-I have-read with much Interest Mr. Criarles-Alexander's article on JoHn Brown In a late Issue of your paper?' I Went from Virginia to Kansas Iti 1856 and spent tj_ winter of '?6-'58 In Leaven Worth City. Among other things Mr, Alexander tells of la the killing of John Brown's son by tho Klckopoo Rang?rs, the night following an election hold oh January 17, 1808. ?Mr.. Alexander seems td think thnt the hilling of this son mflul?.old Brown the. Incarnate flond that Kb was. Tho.facts In Brown's history do not jUMtlfy tills In forenco, In. Dec?mber t??3 Govornor ?Shannon called out the Katlsas ? militia to.-proteot some pro-slavery settlors" In tlio-count.r-y..about Ossawattamle, Where John Brow;.? wee dr'v'bg them from their claims, burning! their cabins ahd com .initllng .all klnjda t <ii. outrages' to thrust tfi'on? Oift 0f''fli0.'.'country. ? t Joined a company that ! was raised In ilit? ?eut L?avoiiWOrlh City ' ant? which was com? manded by an Irishman named Charley Dunn. ? '' ? Wo footed It' to 'LecomptOn, the then capital of Kansas. By the time we got there things quieted down and upon re? porting to ?. a. Marshal Donaldson Ve wero ordered disbanded. , Tho boys woro footsore, mad antl disappointed, and con? cluded that thoy would havo some re? venge on the Abolitionists for the way they had acted towards the pro-slavery men, so thoy Joined with' othor parties, went back by way , of Lawrence and threw "Lawrence" John Brown's printing press In tho Kaw River and burned the Free Stato hotel, or rather all of It that would burn?It whs built ?f ?tone. There wero two Johtt Browne of Kansas notoriety?"Lawrence" John, who edited a Free State pnpef at Lawrence?and "Oa sawattamlo" John, whose caroor was wound up ut charlostoWn, Va. Respectfully, N?RVELL W. HARRIS. General Cockrell's Career. Delaplano, Va. Bditor of Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch; Sir?My attention was first called to General Cockrell at tho oloee of the battle of Elkhorn. The Mlssourlan? were or? dered from the field by Genoral Van Dorn, though still unwhlpped, and they returned with cheers. A body of Yankee cavalry, seeing them retreating, dashed out the gorge to ride down and capture the stragglers. Cockrell, then commanding a company In the Second Missouri, threw his command aerose the road and sent them to the right about In a hurry. As colonel of the Second Missouri he did yeoman's servlco In the tll-advlsed attack on Corinth In Ootober, *?2. When Gen? eral John S. Bowen was put In command of tho division after the battle near Port Gibson, Cockrell, as senior colonel, com? manded tho First Missouri Brigade. Th.* was as fine a body of men' as tho Con? federacy contained, being made up of those who wero volunteers, nnd existed for the war, tho pick of the old Missouri Stato Guard. At Baker's Crook he threw his brigade upon tho enemy In tho very nick of time when they were boi ting back Stevls n, torn and bleeding, and drove them for three hours and a half. The First Missouri Brigade had the post of danger during the latter part of the siege of Vlcksburg und was exposed to all the danger of both explosions. Cockrell was In the midst of the falling clods on the Second of July, '03, and I heard his strident call "Rally" boforo the olods had ceased Co fall. Ho was first under Joseph IS. Johnston and then undor Hood In the Georgia campaign of '61 and wag wounded at Cleveland, Tonn. ?' , Ilo could handle a regiment with m?re skill than any officer who fell under my observation during tho war. HUBERT A. -.iARSI-r.\LL, Sixth Missouri Infantry. There's &, Cheap Way To P?Jnt a Roof by using cheap paints that contain acid, which will out tlio tin, or cheap rosin oil, that will wash off In a short lime. I DON'T PAINT ROOFS THAT WAY. 1 use tho best pigment, thnt will protect ihe tin from rust, mixed with pure Unseed Olli When I paint a roof It will last for yuan?, It Is ehoaper than Ihe eheap way, oven If It does cost a little mora at first, HARGROVE, Praotloftl Painter. No. 810 K?st Franklin Street. 'Phono 28-13, , ?. . j, ^r?^ !?.'???. ?. .??.!-' ?.. im?, ??. .??!?.? ni..,,., ?.? ?.?..?..'.r'-?Tr??tte?a&t ' 'fit ^^ \\ QUERIES g A?SWER^S "Tale of a 'Possum." Editor of Tlio Tlmes-Dlspuleli! Sir?A correspondent recehtly asked you to publish the. verses whloh ?. have given above, YOU Said you hnd tie ?opy. t now enclose you otic, and hopo you wilt publish.Il,* W. H.'M. Nowport Now,1?, Va. The no.* Witts 111 by lux o? itimi, And 'twas u box most onbor'tuiift To catch ? bossii'ii or~*a ?utini For.rilx watt ecrtllt?red o'er this muhdus, A shallow nix et ho? pr?nitiflus. On ?lo ft ti?x, wltli oaiilft unito Two boye Went out trf hunt for uoonus. The corpus of tills hotius otinih Wae ful) nts Igne us olito ?pan ??> out i%bfovl6i? leg? had ?atilic never. Quttm Had lilo cttiils, botiti?,', qj?vcf, sofr?e us?fl to' any In Bltiltum Mum, Ut a f(old wan too 't?innll it l?euiii; For ?lo a dog to mttk? ft turiuls" olreurh self from stem to ?terlius, t?liiis ctthls, duo fluor, I ! , 'Niimtjttflm braver.'nummmm ti'ttor, Quinti hoo Irlo unt|Uitni filft?, li tHcr? wftS Wild I never, ktiew lt. Ilio bonus dog had orto bad habit, Ho loved too mtlch to Iroe a r?bblL. Amnbitt plus to-tree a,r?ttus, Amabili, b?ne io ohade a cattus, But in thla rilxy moonlight night This good old dog did Just right ? Nut?'iuam treed a starving rat'tu?, NunttUfirh chased a piitiper ?attua; t?ut oticurrlt on, litten tus On the trii?k and ??? the scetttus, Till he treed a pd?/stfm sirorttflihi, ' In a hollow "trtlt?ctltri longttm. ' Quickly ran th? du'o ptior More of possum to secure, ? Quum v?neruht, due" bogan to ? Chop fiwdy like rthy man too. Soon th? axe went throtlgh th? truhoum, Soon ho struelt It Uii'ougH ker-ohunk?rri. Combat thickens! onya. bravus! Cauls, pUer, bite et st?vusl , As his powers non longlus tarry, Possum potest hon pugnare. On the hlx his corpus Iteth, Down to Hades spirit flleth. Duo puer, cania bonus Think him dead as any stonus, Alrl't the corpus like" ? Jelly? , What plus proof could hunter vaile? Now they seek their father's dumo, ? Feeling proud as any homo. Knowlrtg certe they will blossom Into heroes, quun With jpditstim. They arrive, narraba? story, Plonus blood, plenlor ?lory, Pompey? D*yidl Cyrus*! Caesar: Samsortl ?lacktiawkl 9kdrnfl?e?!erl Where la now yotir pomp *nd glory? Where the honors of Victoria)? Quum adi domimi narrant story, Plonus Sanguina, tragls, glory. palor pfalseeir, likewise- matcrr. tVond-er? greatly jronnger fratcr. R?ciulsistf?nt ' now in sltfmbeiS Do the ?UlntefS, two In ?timber, Drer?rri of pOssums ahtlrt In bettle, Strong as befits and large a? cattle. When fiox give* way to light of morning Albani terram much adorning, Up they jump.to see the varmm, Of tho which Id est th? ?ttrinen. Possum Ule r?surrection . Leaves the puers most dejectum. Beast reilnqutt tracks behind him, But th? puers nover find Mm. Crtiar possum, be?tm vilest, How tho puers tu" bequilest! Puers think not plus of Caesar, Go to gramen Sluilm?nez?rl , Take the laurels, e?m tho honor! Since lota p?ssum' le a goner! ? Liability on Note. Edtto'r of The Tlmes-Dlspatch: Sir?If I give my note to a person for tin amount'Of money and he endorses the note ana draws tho money, and when the note comes duo and I don't pay It and he has to pay tho bank, don't that settlo the note? Can he go to law and mako mo pay that noto unless I am willing? Don't the note then stand as an open account, for It has been sottlod by tho endorser, or should It have been renewed? 12. P. F. Payment so mado docs not discharge the maker of the note. Ho la still liable, as ho hits nevor paid the note, nor has any? one paid It for lilm. Ho is still liable to the holder. If the note contains the waiver of the homestead, as It Usually does, he Is still bound by that watver. See Sec. 119, Virginia Negotiable Instru? ments Law. The Apple Tree. Barton Heights, va. Editor of The Tlmes-Dlspatch: Sir?Oblige me by publishing Joel Chandler Harris' poem, "The Apple Tree," In. next Sunday's issue. Very truly yours, O. H. J. Let Borne one send us a opy, Murder Trials. Editor of Tho Tlmes-Dlspatoh: Sir?In the event that a man Is tried for murder and tho Jury find he la guilty of murder In the second degree and sen? tence him to prison for ten or twelve years, can the man afterwards bo tried and sentenced to. be hanged In case a now trial Is granted? If ao, which States have such a law, and which havo not? J. II. B. 1. No; not tn Virginia. 3, We are unable to say. Fencing in Land. 1 . Yale, Va. Bditor of The Tlmes-Dlspatch: j Sir?Will you ploase publish In your query column for tho benefit o? ? ?on* ?tant reader whether or not there la any county lu Virginia that Torces a man t? fence hla land and turn hie stoclt out on the public, and if so, how many and what counties. J. W. A. There are local laws In many ?t the counties about fencing the at?ele. Gener? ally every man must fence his own stock. In such counties no stock can bo run on the public roads or commons; Fencing one's own stock means that no stock can run at large, There la no law that "force? a man to turn his ?took; on the commons and fence his own land." What Is the Solar Plexus? Editor of The Tlmes-Dfcipatcli! Sir?We often see tho expression "solar plexus" used In reading. Please answer In your next week's paper what It means, and oblige. A SUBSCRIBER. Bush, Va. The solar plexus in a collection of nerves nnd nervo substanco situated be? hind the stomach. It Is ao Intimately connected with important parts oc tho body that an Injury to It Is liable to causo immediato and serious results, ' Which the First? Editor of Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch: Sir,?l should bo deeply obliged If you would ball mo whloh was the first Con led era t,o m?morial day?that observed In Richmond ur that observed In Peters? burg? ? LADY. Wo clo not know. Wo should be obliged 1? somo friend of ours would Inform us. A Ditch Problem. Editor of The Tirnes-Dlspitteh: Sir?Please aojve and publish the fol? lowing problem: (1) ? hires two men to dig a diteli 10O rods Jong and pays ea-m man ?50. 'One works at 75 conts a rod, tihd the other works at $1.?? ft rod. How many rods will oacli dlg? ?50.00 , ??" ? ? ? ??j <M<j rods. t ,m ??O.00 ~--?* -10 rods, $ I.D.. Wo got ?? 3-8 rod* (tufi .6 rodu, but fi? 2-3 rods ?|? 40 rods cfitlftl itfi 2-3 rod*, flot IM rods, There are too ifinny requirements or condition*, and tho problotn eftniiOi be solved, Misty SHow Window*. Editor of The Tlm?s-Dlspatcti: Slr-My ?how window^' &4i Very dump ?nd freeze so that 1 cannot ??? t li rotigli them. What will prevent 117 . It. ?. P, KeyBVlllo, Va. . ' There Is ho ?onorai way of remedying this. ? Cotiitndtiiy the trouble la n matt?? ?f heating find ventilation, whloh has to be considered ih r?fefenco to eaoh par? ticular case. Contine Ilio glass thinly with giyeerlfi? hai, been recommended, dtid It may b? wortit tiring. Cost of the Jefferson. Editor of The Tlmes-blspiitehi Sir-Will you kindly toll through your columns the cost of the original Hoto) Jefferson1. 1 think It ???? ov?r $2,<X?,0(X>. Pledso let me hear. * M. Probably It was; but the figures' woro never gfvott Out for publication. International Date Line. Editor of The Tlm?s-Dieputoh': Sir?Please furnish me In your next query column all tho. Information ymi can rotative, to "Tho international date lino," arid oblige. EDUCATOR. Date-line, tho boundary Une between neighboring r?gions wnero the calendar day Is different. This line runs through the Padflc Ocean, and Is supposed to coincide with the meridian Of twelve hours or 180 degree.?? rrom Greonwlo?!) But It practically follows a somewfwt de? vious course, arid is somotim?s confu??d. Thus the Sundays ?i the Russian and American ?ottlora In Alaska formerly fell Upon different day?. ,0n tho east of tho dato-lino the ii?mlhftl date Is one day earlier than ort the west of It; so that the American iftinday In Alaska coincides with the former Russian Mon? day.?Century Dictionary. COAL. Yoii can't b? Jiappy if you are burning peer Cotti. Th? Coal we, sell is not a worry producer. Jt is a worry savei. We handle all kinds of Anthracite, Stove, Egtf, Nut and t?rokdn Splint, Lump, Piro Creek Lump, New River Lump and ?Steam Coal. COKE. Why not try a load of our Domestic Coak for cooklBK stovesf It will ear? you money. WOOD. We handle all kinds of Oak and Pint Wood, long and sawed: In any length to suit any stove. Give us a call and be convinced. Nelson & Ladd. T?one 1096: 1710 East Broad Street. LJ.Hayden Manufacturer j? PURE HERB MEDICINE, le ono ot the Greatest Healers ot the SUck on Earth. Cures all U.aeates ot no cuaige. I tu'.? all diseases that are known tc the human rac?? or rio charge, no matter what >.. ur dtso.ii?, uc?. nes?, or uiillcuoa may be, aatl remore you ? perfect health. I cure tho following disease*; Heart Disease, Consumption, Bluud, Kidney, Liver. Bladder, f'JIca In any form, Vertige. Quinsy, Sore Throat, Lungs. Dy?p pula, In.Ug ? tlon, Constipation, .Rheumatism In any torm. Fains, and Aches of any kind, Culus, Intonchiai Troubles, Seres, Skin Diseases, all Itching Sen? sations. La Orlppe. or Pneuaionla. Ulcers, Car? buncles, Bolls, t-nncir. tau .? ? a, Crins, vvit.'i. out the usa of knife or Instruments; Eczema, Pimples on face and body; Diabetes of Kl-n.? u, or lit.ght'B Disease of tho Klanoys. I ? up- any disease, ao matter of what nature. Medicine sent to any address by express. For full par? ticulars send a -?-cent stamp for answer Bran? h ?tore. No, 101, West Broad Strset. Richmond Vn. Can Cancer Be Cured? II Can. Without the usa of tbe knife we cure Cancels, Tumor? and Chronlo gore?. charnln? notning for examination. Our patients ere our. best friends. Com? end gee the cenCers we have removed ant1 cured'from our now happy patient?, ant? fr? dally curine. They are wonderful. I then you are i.ot satisfied, we will pay all your ?pens??. Kellam Cancer Hospital Xa-?i?tu and Hank Streeti, Blatunon?. Va. LORRAINECOALCO. LAUREL AND BROAD, COAL COKE AND WOOD 3TB?MBC5AT?. VIRGINIA NAVIGATION CO., JAMBS RIVBR DAY LINES. STBAMBR POCAHONTAS leave? MONDAY. WEDNESDAY and FRIDAY at 7 A. M. for Norfolk, Portsmouth, Old Point, Newport Now* Claremont and James River loading?, und con? necting at Old Point for Washington, Baltimora and tho North. Stato-rooniH reaerveij for tuo night at moderato prices. liJIectrIc cart? direct to wharf, Fare only fi.M and fi to Norfolk. Music by Orami Orci-ostrlon. Friilirht received for ubove-liuineU places und ull poults In Enutorn Virginia and North .Curo? lina. Ut vin wuisgisR, Opperai Manager. BAT LINK TO BAI.TlMOT?n" Via O. ii O. Rwy, ami c, d point U. S. BU IL ROUTE. Leave ni.iliuii.iitl via C. & O. daily except Hum.ay, at i 1?. M?, connecting tt Old Point with st???meii? ot Oli) Day Line, leUV. Ing 7il? P. M.. arrlvlnsr Balti? more tjiso A- M., connecting North, East and West. For tickets and laXoriiiaeton appi ? ta f!. & O. Rwy-, Rlchniunil Transfer Company, or No. 630 tv*ut Maia SUnat, RAILROADS. r-,-'1rrn"V?"J-r'rJlVM"'t-J'--?' ?' ?? ??"?'?Vi-r.rriiriVinfti's/ilrtit ^^WMIk^Weshhi ? LEAVE tUCItMoND DA ??. ?iM ?. M.-NOIU-??,? LIMITED. Arrive? Norfolk 11:20 A. Mi Slops only at Polorsbuig?, Waverly nnd Suffolk. J?tlii A. M.-CHICAGO BXPftBSS. buffet Parlor Cur, Potorabuiir. if? l.ynohlHir?; an?! Itoiiiiolto. Hiillinnii Hlecpcr? Roaiviko tu Co lumiiu?, Bltwnold to Cincinnati' atoo Itomi ihn to Knexviiln, and Knexvilld to Chaiiahr??'* end Motnuhle. ?110 P. M.-flOANOKK BXPtlKSS tor FAMI. Villo. !,.vii|.l|l)iin; i>nil l'luilll'.llu. 8:00 P. M.-OCEAN BIIOHB LlMltl?D, Ai Hv?S Norfolk Mito p. M. rltops only UI Polira? bur?, waverly nini surtoiR, Connect? wlilt steamers to Boston; Providence, New r-?rli, Baltimore, and Wonhinitton, , T:ttt P. M.-For Norfolk nnd all elation? ?tut of P?wriburgi .0:10 P. M.-NMW OltLH-UI? ?HOKT MNW. Pililm/ih ?leopem, Ttlcliniottd tn i.yncMiuM?. and ????????? PotersiniM to Knut, ttadferaj Wni'li? biirit lu Cmiuenooafcj Memphis rind Now or? loan?. Cnf? Dliiln? Car, rt; ?. t . ta Trftlns arrive from the West 7:3* A. M., S',01 P. M. and OjlO V. M.) from ?NfOifOlk 11:00 A. M. and i\m V. M, ATLANTIC COAST UNE, '" ?TRAINO LEAVE lUf'HMOND rjAIt.Y-UttttJ B'jTTlir,F*T ??'?'? JON ' j ftlfPBCTIVB MOMOaYi ?????. 9??-?T, , ? ?JiO?A. ?.?*-?. O. L ' fflSpMMU! to (lit points ?:0? A? M.'-Pt?t?rsbllffl *?id Norfolk. Uno iv M.-f'ct?rmitiris ?fid ?. & JV. Wilt. ??it? I',- M.-Petersburg and, Norfolk, UlUl P. M.?Oolusberu ?????. SiW P. M.?l'otersliur? <.oi<ll. . ...... ,", , 7:??'. M.-'-piornift and tye? Indian Limit ?' Ad," to all points 8?i|lf). . ... ?. , 9M V, M.-fcttiHbiirg find H, & Vf. Weit. Jlltor, M,-PiitcrBtinrK JAM'; .,..?.. ?!49 A. Mi? fits ?. ?., *.SS A. M.i Blinder OHI}? luti A. M.J ,11:'?) A &<Ji<& ty;-;M %' copi Kunilayl 2I0G P. M., 7:30 P. ?VI 7:l4 P. At. 9:10 P. M. O. 8. GAMPIJEI.L. Dlv. Pass. A?t ?, yf. J, CItAjO. Oon. Pass. Agi. _^ SOUTH RN RAILWAY^ BCI?ierjULBi IN EFFECT DE?. 27, 1803. ' I TUA1NH I.BAVI3 KH'HMO.ND. 7:t?0 ?. M.-Ually. Lecal Cor CMirlott?, N. O. 12:50 P, M.?Daily, l.lmltocl. Buffet Pullman to Atlanta and Mirmlhuiinin, New orinnhi, '?Memphis, Ollfttlrtllooja ulirt nil the South. ?3:00 p. M.?Bx. Similar, icvy'vlli'/, beati, 1o:m P, M.?Dally. Liinltfcii Pullfnan ready, ?ISO P. M.J for all Hie South., j Yonii rtiv?ii ???e. Th? fuV?rlte rbuto to Uultlnior? and Eastern point*. Louve rilclnnond *i? P. M. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. , ? ? 4:4S A. M.? Except Sunday. Local milled for W?it Point. .... , ?ll& P. M.?Local, Except Bundnjf. For \V6nt 4:30 p'. M.?Except Sunday. For West Potht. comiecilnrt with ?learners for Baltimore and itti A ?? and ?MS P. M ?From all Ihe ??iS P. M.?Prem Ch?rl?lle fti?d Durluim. $:40 A. M.-Prom Clinnn ?ily. ? 5:1? ?. ??.-finltlinore and Wusl Point. 1*145 A. M., St10 P. M.-From Went Pofnt ' CVIl ?aKEHT, S. II. HAHDWIOK, > ,?. M. ?3. P. A? C. W. ?tYESIDUIlY, D. P. A,, Richtftuud, V?. SEABOARD Air Line ItAitW/w* TRAINS LBAVB RICHMOND DAltt, .? 2:20 y. M.?Sealio??! Jtall-10:?. P. M.-S?n board EKprces??To savannah, Jaclucwvllle, At lantii anu Southwest. . , 0:10 A. M.?Local?For Norllna and Ksmlit. TllAINS AHftlVB niC'HMOND HAlLY. 6:35 A. M.?No. 31?1:?? P. M.?No. M? From Florida, Atlanta an'l Suuthiveit. ? 6:30 P. M.?Froiri Nurllnd ?.nd lecal potila. , City Ticket Of???, ?30 Ea^t Main 8lreaU 'Phono 405. ? _ RU g Q Richmond, Frederick?. ? G? ? G? burg ?. Potomac, R.-R. Trains Leave Richmond?Northward. 8:51 A. U., daily. Byrd ih. Throuah, tM A. il.; dally. Main HI. ???p???p. . t , 7:11 A. M.. -week days, Eiha. Ashland ?c? coinmodatlon. ? 8:00 A M., Sunday only, Ilynl St. Through. Local stops. ft 1:10 A. H., week days. Byte. St. :,Thr3iigh. Local Stop*. , 13:05 noon, week diiys. Byrd St. Through '? 4:00 P. M., week days. Byrd St. Frederick??, burg accommodation. -' ? ? S:0a P. M. dally. M.iln St. Through. 8:25 P. M., week days. Elba. Ashland ae* commodatton. , 8:0fj P. M? dally. Byrd St. Through. Trains Arrive Richmond?Southward. t:40 A. M-. wsrli days. Elba. Ashland se. commodatlon. 8:15 ?V. M.. u-eekdays. Byrd St. Fredcrloks? buri: accommodation. S:ii A. II.. dally. Byrd St. Through. 11:4? A. M.. week days. Byrd Si. Throng!.. Local stops. 2:05 P. M., dally. Main SI.? Throuah. 0:00 P. M;, week days. Ella. Ashland ae* commodatton. 7-.U P. M?, dally. Byrd fit. Through. 8:50 P. M.. dally. Byrd St. Through. Local ?top?. _ ? 10 ?M P. M... dully, ualn St. Through. NOTE-?I*ulliam Sheplng or Parlor Cars on all trains except local accommod?t Ions. W. D. DUKE, C. W. GULP. W. P. TAYLOR, Qen'l Man'r., Ass't. Qen'l Man'r., Traf. Man. Chesapeake & lUT '2 ijoura and 25 Minutes to Norfolk. LEAVE RICHMOND-EASTBOUND. 7:50 A. M.?Dally?Local to Newport New;? and way stutlons. 0:00 A. M.?Dally Limited?Arrives Williams? burg 9:f>o A. M? Newport News 10:31 A. M., Old Point 11:00 A. AL, Norfolk IV.a A M., Portsmouth llili A. M. 4:30 P. M.?week days?Special?Arrive? tVil llamBburg 4:5a P. M.. Newport News l:3u P. M.. Old Point o:00 ? 81., Norfolk ?:is P. M., Portsmdutl, 6:15 P. 81. B:00 P. M.?Daily?Local to Old Point, MAIN LINE?WESTBOUND. 10:10 A. 81.?Local?Except Sunday, to CIL'ton Forgo. 3:00 P. M.?Dally-Sricclal to Cincinnati Louisville, St. Louis nnd Chicago. 6:15 ?; M.?Week days?Local to Fredericks' Hall. 10:30 P. 81.? Daily?Limited to Cincinnati.. Louisville, St. Louis and Chicago, JA.MB3 RIVER LINE. 10:M A M.?Dally?Express to Lynchhurf. Clifton Forge and prlclpal stations. 6:15 P. M.?Weak days?Local to Bremo. TRAINS ARRIVE, RICHMOND FROM Norfolk und Old Point 10-15 A. M. dally, 11:? A M. Ex. Sun., nnd 7:00 P, M. dally. New? port News Local 8 P. M. daily. From Clnclnnatll and West 7:43 A u. ?ally and 3:30 V. 81. dally, .?lain Lino Local from Clifton Forgo 8:10 P.. M. dally, Ex. Sun. (torn Clifton Forge. Fredericks' Hall Accora. 8:30 A. M, Es. Sun. James River Lin? Local from Clifton Fork? 4:35 J>. M. dally. Bremo Accom. 8:40 A M. Ex. Sun, 0. E. DOYLE, Vf, O. WARTHEN, a??'? ?larmgor. Diet. Pass. Agt ? ? Nov. 1, 1903. RICHMOND AND PETERSBURG ELECTRIC RAILWAY. Cars leave corner of Perry and Seventh gt?,, Manchester, every hour (on tho ?our) from.! A. 81. to W P. M.. last car 11:60 I?. 8t. Car? leave Petersburg, foot ot Sycamore street, every hour from ?:3'? A. M. to IO;IO P. 81, Last car connecting with Norfolk and Weet? ora Railway, 10:40 P. M. 11 '.7?, *?'."" ' j" .-..-??.,t????ptGttt^"?,,?, _?.-*, STEAMBOATS. STEAMSHIP GO. Night Line for Norfolk Leave Richmond every evening (foot ot A** Street) 7 f, M. bluJii'.en? o.u,? at iiuvv port News in both direction?. Fare $2.Q0j Include? stateroom berth) meale, SOc each. FOR NEW YCPK. By Clmsitpt-nlto und Ohio Ry., 0 A. M., -I J>, M. ; by Norfolk and Western fly., 0 A. 81., s V. 81, All lines ixinmwt at N>>rolk with lltect Hleamers for ?Now York, Milling dully (exeunt Simile y) 1 P. 8i. K. F. CHALliLEY, City Ticket ?.gem. m l'In s t Alain ??tost. JOHN F, MAYER, Agent, Whlirf Foot uf Ash Sli'i.iit, Richmond, Va. ?. ?. WALKER, V, P. Si X. 81., Now Y?t "."CLYDE STEAMSHIP CO.'S'" PHILADELPHIA. RICHMOND AND NORFOLK L1.N0. Freight reoolved und dollvered dally at a ?fc O. Jly. Co.'s depot, oevouUetith and Broad St*.