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6 THE SALT LAKffG HERAI TUESDAY NOVEMBER 250 1890
FATE AGAINST THEM I j
Gallant Work Before Maryes
Heights at Fredericksburg
LEADERS AND MEN WENT DOWN
The Heroic and Bloody but Useless Charges of
Frenchs and Hancocks Divisions
A Tale of Woe
HEN the Armv of
the Potomac was
led by Gen Burn
L side to the Rappa1 I
A r bannock opposite
Ii < the Confederate
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J icksburg it took
position on Staf
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could look down
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j4lJL most formidable
of the enemys
works The atmosphere was clear the
view unobstructed and it was a fascina
ting pastime to study the ground at safe
range and let fancy play with things that
might come to pass The ground was too
low as we saw it from above to give an
idea of danger and its sloping front looked
to be passable so far as natural obstruc
tions were concerned The Confederate
artillery with the exception of a few guns
in the earth batteries was masked and
when the whole length of line to be de
t fended by the Confederates was taken into
account it did not seem unusual that this
particular stretch should be so moderately
guarded In truth the conclusions we ar
rived at while looking down upon the
plains and foothills where we were to meet
I the enemy were all to be upset on closer
inspection of his position To the crossing
of the river by Burnside but little opposi
tion was made The Confederates had one
brigade on picket in the town which
reaches river bank where the ground
is favorable for bridging and while our
engineerswere throwing across pontoons
they were many times driven from their
work by bullets fired from the houses
along shore Finally toward the close of
the day De 1118G2 volunteers from the
Seventh Michigan Nineteenth Massachu
setts and Eightyninth New York braved
the sharpshooters fire and pushed across
in boats driving off the riflemen Barks
dales Mississippians and completely clear
r ing the river for the engineers
The army was nearly all across by mid
day of the 12th and deployed on the plains i
around and below the town A heavy fog t i
hung over the valley during the forenoon i
and when it cleared away we saw for the I
first time that go which way we would it
would prove uphill work to dislodge the j
battalions of Lee From the point ofview
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we now had on the plains whatbefoie had i
looked like knolls became hills and hills i
became mountains iMaryes Hill or
Height did not extend over more than t
division front of our troops and a division
was not a twentieth part of the arrv
But slight though it appeared agriinst the
great background of hillside it = situation
between two hills Taylors and Telegraph
afterward called Lees made it a key and I
that fact together with its evident im
portance to Lee shown by the care ex
pended on the defenses around it caused I
the soldiers who considered it as point to
be passed of course at any hazard to scan it I
minutely It did not compare with South 1
Mountain Maryland in height nor in j
abruptness and the majority of them had
taken part in the assaults there a few I
weeks before in the Anti tam campaign j
The day of crossing passed without at
tack but our whole line was subjected to I
artillery fire Early on the 13th the Union
left wing advanced direct in front and
fought a desperate battle with Stonewall j
Jackson and were repulsed While ths I
movement was in progress against Lees
right flank the troops in front of Maryes i
who had been ordered into readiness to
charge stood in suspense They were the
divisions of French and Hancock of the
Second corps at this time commanded by i
Gen D N Couch The order to advance I
came to the troops about noon as they were i
in close column on the edge of the town I
No reconnaissance of the ground to begone
over had been made for the reason that it I
was under fire of the enemy and was ex
posed to a scrutiny through the fieldgla3s I
that seemed to uncover every obstacle im
portant to be considered Apparently it
was a clear field except the usual fences I
and small buildings and when this cleared
ground should be passed a short sharp I i
run would take the assailants up the slopes I i
to the Confederate lines
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The storming column was led by Gen
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Nathan Kimballs brigade the Fourteenth
Indiana Twentyfourth Twentyeighth I
New Jersey Fourth and Eighth Ohio and I
Seventh West Virginia Then followed
Col O H Palmerc brigade the Four
teenth Connecticut One Hundred and
Eighth New York and One Hundred and
Thirtieth Pennsylvania CoL John W
Andrews brigade the First Delaware I
Fourth and Tenth New York and One
Hundred and jsecondPennsylvania
closed the division of French who opened
the ball moving at what is called brigade
front the several regiments of each bri
gade in a line Kimball had not proceeded
over 200 yards before the first hidden ob
struction of the field destroyed his forma
tion This was a canal too wide and deep
to be passed without breaking up the col
umn and moving by the flank across some
narrow bridges The new movement
posed the mento the fire of artillery on
the heights But shot and shell though
ploughing their ranks did not stopthem
On they went to a slight rise of ground ISO
yards to the front where they reformed
and then for the charge
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The enemy on Maryes Heights have been I I
waiting hours and hours for just this
Loagstreets excellent division under Mc
Laws with the fainens Washington artil
lery have the stronghold in their keep
Kimballs men move on with a Hi hi
hil bayonets at a charge battering down
fences with clubbed muskets as they go
Bcores of our cannon from Falmouth and
Stafford Heights lie upon the Coafederaio I
guns on the hill The pcreaming sheila
the roar of cannon make a terrible di
but the men have their orders and se
their goal and press on without specific
1 commands Soon the Confederate gunners
change their ammunition from shot and
Ehell to canister and spread great havoc in
the ranks of tho devoted brigade but the
survivors go on until they are staggered
by an unexpected volley of musketry al
most in their faces The second hidden
obstacle most desperate of all has been
met the sunken road and stone wall alive
with Confederate riflemen who till now
have heIr their lire Kimballs men loon I
irouni tor their supports and see none at
hand Half of the line has fallen on the
way across the plain and now the regi
ments plant their colors and lie down j
covering themselves as best they may from
the withering fire and awaiting some re
enforcements The brigades of Andrews
and Palmer followed Kimballs with the
same experiences and they too halted
and lay in their tracks
To the enemy on the hiH and behind the
stone wall this appeared bloody work in
deed They noted and admired itbe re
markable coolness of Kimballs men in
planting colors to mark their alignments
within stones throw of the wall where
the muskets were kept hot with the Vapid
firing Then when Kimballs line van
ished the colors still standing and held by
stout hands lying prostrate on the ground
their comrades of Andrews and Palmers
brigades repeated the daring advance re
ceiving the punishment of their temerity
with marked coolness The Confederates
all of this time knew the grim hopeless
ness of the task before their opponents
At the base of Maryes a sunken road runs
the whole distance parallel with the crest
and on the side toward the town this road
is protected by a high stone walL There
being a gentle terrace from the base of the
hill to the crest this break in the surface
is not discoverable for the eye at a casual
glance When Kimballs men reached it
and recoiled the Union army knew that
the enemy had not permitted the easy
crossing of the river and the approach to
the heights without a purpose Maryes
Heights was a slaughter penlaud but
one division of infantry and a battalion of
artillery was required to hold againstan
army of assailants
The Union order for attack had been
that Hancocks division should follow
French and unappalled by the experience
of that division these noble troops took
up the fight Gen John C Caldcll led
with his brigade the Fifth New Hamp
shire Seventh Sixtyfirst and Sixtyfourth
New York and Eightyfirst and One Hun
dred and Fortyfifth Pennsylvania Fol
lowing him was Meagher with the Twenty
eighth Massachusetts Sixtythird Sixty
ninth and Eightyeighth New York and
One Hundred and Sixteenth Pennsylvania
the Irish brigade at its best Last came
Col S K Zook Twentyseenth Connec
ticut Second Delaware Fiftythird Fifty
seventh and Sixtysixth New York and
Fiftythird Pennsylvania
ft would siinpl be a multiplication of
words to a ttcmiia description fitting at
followed Zook swept along with a line
as even as though on parade and at every
step the men of French who had covered
i themselves the field arose and fell in
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colors were the last to fall in nut the
Confederates have been reenforced at the
stone wall and their ammunition replen
ished Such daring as Frenchs men have
shown and Hancocks will imitate has
fairly alarmed the Confederate command
ers and the stone wall and sunken road are
strengthened for the next charge Zooks
men recoil before the stonewall after going
within pistol shot and then comes the Irish
brigade with a cheer From the heights
above the green flag of Erin is recognized
After them Caldwell sweeps up gather
ing men from all the other commands and
pressing upto within twenty and even fif
teen yards of the wall At this point dead
men of the four brigades of Kimball Zook
Meagher and Caldwell were found at the
time of burial
Other charges were made by Howards
division of the Second corps and by Sykes
and Humphreys of the Fifth They were
brave movements in the face of the dread
ful havoc that had gone before but the
deeds of French and Hancock could not be
surpassed their heroic dead marked the
limits made in the advance No embel
lishment could be added to their simple
record more startling than the actual fig
ures of losses ip Hancocks division wherq
theyequaled those in any two of the others
Hancock took into action 5000 men and
lost 2000 in killed and wounded The
Fiftythird Pennsylvania lost 8 officers oUt
of 14 and onehalf its men The Seventh
I Xew York lost IS officers out of 25 and very
nearly half its men The Fifth New
j Hampshire lost 17 officers out of 23 and
over half its men It had five commanders
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I during the action the first four being
j killed or wounded The Sixtyninth Xew
j York lost 16 officers out of 1C and over half I i
j its men and had four commanders in the I
I action The Eightyeighth New York lost
half its complement of officers and men I
I The One Hundred and Fortyfifth Pennsyl J I
vania lost nearly 30 per cent and the One j
I i Hundred and Sixteenth lost heavily liar I
lug four different commanders during the
engagement
j The Twentyeighth Massachusetts lost
nearly half its number and the Second
I Delaware suffered severely having two of
its commanders wounded The Eighty j
first Pennsylvania lost twelve officers out
of sixteen and over half its men and had
three commanding officers wounded The <
Fiftyseventh Xew York lost nine officers I
out of eleven two of its commanders
among them The Sixtysixth Xew York
lost heavily and had three commanders
killed or wounded There was none of the
excitementof a hotly conteSted battle to
inspire these men no dazzling prize bal
anced in the air to be seized by the bravest
and the quickest Before them lay the
stubborn hills the silent cannon and the
sullen enemy In marching on them they
marched into the jaws of death as grandly
as ever men did on earth
GEO1E L KILMEC
Another Incident in Johnnies Life
MammaJohnnie what are you do
ing with that mustard plaster
Johnnie Puttin it where papa
spanked InC Grandma says its a good
thing to draw out painYenowines
News
Xo Second Fiddle
LovcttMiss Flirtett has taken up the
violin so I dont go there any more
Skipit Whats that got to do with it
LovettShe can scrape along with
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ORIGIN OF NIHILISM
Real Cleaning of the Term and Its Mis
application to Law Breakers
Tourgieneff the Russian writerWas the
lirstio apply the word nihilism person
In Fathers and Sons
ally published
in 1801 he calls his hero Bazaroff a nihil I
ist Alien in 1862 the Polish revolution
1
broke out the word was brought into uni
versal use and since that time it has been
persistently applied to reformers and all
liberal minded persons Nibi ism is de
rivcd from the Latin word nihil nothing
giviiii the impression that persons so called I
held no beliefs of any kind that law and
religion were to them unknown quanti
ties things of the past J
The supposed mission of the nihilist is I
to break all laws scatter orthodox creeds
to the winds and if necessary unseat
royalty itself in the accomplishment of its I
purpose Nihilism at its first inception
was but a speck on the horizon of the Rus
sian empire but as time passed on it as
sumed suoh gigantic proportions as to
cause the czar and his supporters the
greatest uneasiness
In many cases the term nihilist is a mis
nomer the persons to whom it is applied
not belonging to any secret society In
America as a rule Russian nihilism is
totally misunderstood and is classed with
anarchism and socialism This is a grave
error for the ends and aims of these are
totally different
While anarchism advocates bloodshed
and socialism aims at thu reconstruction
of our social laws at the expense of liberal
governments nihilism is the outcome of
years of oppression under cruel despotic
rule It is the mailing and throbbing of
millions of crushed souls it is the break
ing forth of the long prat up cry for free
dom for a recognition of the peoples
lights It is not the peasant class whicH
constitutes the major portion of the czars
subjects which is responsible for the pr s
ent condition of affairs throughout the
empire We must look to the nobility and
the educated classes for to them must be
attributed the euormous growth of liberal
ism at present sweeping over the Russian
land
Only great minds capable of thinking
and reasoning out the social and political
problems of the day could aspire to bi
leaders in such a gigantic movement
Vhile nihilism receheJ its baptism in
1SG2 it was by no means the first secret so
ciety organized to secure to the people some
recognition of their rights as subjects
Nicholas ascended the throne through
bloodshed when the principal street of the
capital ran red with the blood of the victims
of the frightful carnage This occuned
Dec 181S23 and in commemoration of the
n onth those remaining of the heroic band
were called Decembrists Countess Npr
raikou
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Worlds Consumption of Tea
The tea consumption of the principal
nations of the world annually is as follows
Pounds
Australasia StnOOCOO
tit sh North Amai ica COCOJOOO
Irtish West luthea Gaiarj and Ilon
cliira 3GOC01
British West and South Africa 3000000
Vcst Central Asia apart from Russia 3XX000
Thibet and East Asia outside of
China 10000050
China CCOCOOOOO
Ccjlon 700000
Europe apart from Russia 18000000
India 5000000
Japan COOOOC03
Java 1000000
North Africa Iiloiocco Egypt etc 1003000
Russia in Europa and Asia 72000000
South American states 12CoO000
Straits settlements and Eastern Archi
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Clianscl islands 7iO000
United States with Pacific coart 7o000000
Total 133lrpO000
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j I Carlins Care
Its not because wo like ifthat we hus
tle so in our business said a leading Bcs
ton merchant You have no idea of the
great responsibility of such a business
this To be sure it brings wealth but
what is wealth after all Money in itself
is of very little account I wouldnt give
five cents a bushel for it it dont bring
happiness I am happy but it is not be
cause I have money but in spite of it
ippiness is a matter of disposition and
money can neither bring a good dispOM i
tion nor happiness TIy happiest days
I were when I had a small family and a sal
ary just big enough to support that family
i Why not ease up now that I aril iu com
fortable circumstances Ah how little
i you fellows know of the shoals and quick
I sands of trade If you let up in this race
in the least you are hostl3ostou Traveler
I Looking for a Kiss
The late Dr Austin W Thompson was a
j very courtier with the gentle sex of all
i ages and when he was presented to little
I Christine one day or she was presented
Ito him rather he kissed her hand after
the old fashion Then what does little
I Christine do but go around back of the
I chair holding her hand very still and level
I ns when the doctor let go of it Then be
i hind the doctors chair she looked her hand
over carefully to see what was on it There
j was only a kiss but she had not learned
how to feel that as perhaps she will some
day later Hampshire County Gazette
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The Ungiateful IJeast
A span of horses which were hauling dirt
out of a cellar on Grand River avenue got
stuck and the driver began pounding the
one which seemed to put forth the least
effort A pissing pedestrian stopped to
remonstrate and of course it wasnt two
minutes before there was a row lIe clinched
with the driver and they struggled about
and directly the pedestrian was backed
against the horse he had befriended and re
ceived a kick which plowed him into the
dirt and stopped tho fightDetroit Free
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inserted into the hollow of a hairthat is
if human being or a human made ma
chine could be found minute and precise
enough for such a delicate undertaking
St Louis Republic
I
A lantern fish was recently caught in
the Columbia river although its proper
home is in the deep sea Us peculiarity is
its transparency By holding it up to the
light every bone can be easily counted It
has a reddish tinge and this one was about
seven inches long although they have
i been caught in drag nets off the coast that
i were eighteen inches long
Senator Dixon of Rhode Island pos
I sesses a wonderfully accurate and icten
tive memory lie can repeat the roll call
j of the senate from memory and what is
I more remarkable he can call off at a mo
ment notice the intricate list of senatorial
pairs
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