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VOL. 3. THE YAKIMA HERALD. REED R COB, Proprietors. •mu KVKBV THIIIHUI. 12.00 PER ANNUM. IN ADVANCE. AJifrt'wix bis Ur* AkGoUh. E. M. Rued. Editor and Business Manage^. Official Paper of M Yatima. PROFESSIONAL CARDS. H. J. SHIVELY, Attorney at Law. gyp Bice over Yakima National Bank. North Taklma. Will practice In all the courts of the State and C. 8. land offices. ». a. biavis. I •- BH-80Y. REA VIS * MILROY, Attorneys at Law. practice in all Courts of the Territory, special attention given to all U. 8. land office business. Office* at North Yakima and Ellens burgh, W. T. SDWASD WHITSOM. FBED PASEBS. WHITSON A PARKER, Attorneys at Law. in First National Bank Building. 8. O. MORFORD. Attorney at Law, Practice* in all Court* In the Territory. Es pecial attention to Collection*. . „ Office up ataln over Pecbter A Ro**’. North Yakima. JOHN G. BOYLE, Attorney at Law. Office next door to the United State* Land Office ' T. M. VANCE, ATTORNEY - A.T - IjA.W. Office over Pint National Bank. 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NORTH YAKIMA, WASHINGTON, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1891. f MATING TO THE GULF. AN ECHO OF THE ANDREWS RAIL* ROAD RAID IN 1862. How Weed sad Wilson. Two sf the Oeoased Raldors, Broke Jail la At lanta aad Ksoaped to tko Co 100 Uaoa Off tko Florida Coast. ttoa. Book rights reserved.] i HE escape of eight I Union anldiere of the Andrews rail- I •'road ratdara party. Oct!«. 188* by breaking from tbejall at Atlanta, where they were held to await exe cution aa spies, was of a piece with the daring adven ture that got them Into tba tolls—the capture of a loco- motive In the center of a Confederate camp In April of that year. They had effected tbe seisure of tbe en glue by stealing from the Union lines into the enemy’s territory disguised as dtissue, and having bean taken in their borrowed plumage ware condemned aa spies. Eight died on tba scaffold June 18, 1888, and while tbe remainder, fourteen In number, lay In Jail under military guard expect ing the same dismal fata, tba "Ulagraph” whispered that nooses were preparing for them. Aa they looked for no mercy at the bands of their captors they ware not at all morbid about showing tbe Under at tribute, for they were in tbe heart of tba Confederacy, fourteen against the million In anna between them and their own kind. So one afternoon while they were being fed nnder the personal direction of the jailer—a Union man at heart—they seised and gagged the unsuspecting man,snatched nis keys away and unlocked ail the apart ments, freeing another batch of unfortu nates, then ran to the military guards, overpowered and beat and stabbed them with their own weapons, vaulted a 10-foot feooe and took to their heels in the open country. The reserve guard promptly turned out,and of the railroad raidera who oad managed the affair eight got dear of the neighborhood on the Jump. The subsequent experiences of two of the Utter in reaching soma spot where the star spangled banner still waved, U told In thin chapter subatantUlly aa given in the published narrative of one of the pair— “ The Adventures of Alf Wilson’* (Na tional Tribune, Washington, publishers). The story will prove good reading for both “Yank’* and ••Johnny,” and can hurt the feelings of none at this late day, not aven tboee of the fellows who were outwitted by the runaways on their independent Journey from Atlanta to the sea. Wilson’s companion adventurer was Mark Wood, a comrade of the same com pany, C. Twenty-first Ohio. They had paired as chums before breaking jail. end leaped the fence together and fled to the woods. The comrades bad bad a bitter ex perience after the raid failure In April, In trying to encape north through the moun tains of Tennessee, and this time concluded to try something new and make for the gulf. In their former attempt at escape they bad nearly succeeded by floating on the Tennessee river, and with the persist ence of adventurers clung to the hope that they could do better If lack gave them a second chance. They would And a river flowing sontb and seek the gnlf. After some narrow escapee from recap ture by Confederate cavalry that scoured the country Id pursuit, they took the north nUr—that old time friend of lost wander ers—for a guide and started southwest, hoping to reach the Chattahoochee. They knew but little of the course of that river or of ite destination, bat would trust It to lead them to Union waters somewhere under the shining canopy. The first thing to do was to reach it. Safety demanded that they travel by night They were ragged and unkempt and would be objects of suspicion whenever seen. The second night ont they crossed a rail road, which confirmed their belief in the route chosen, and in overconfidence they aat down and ate up all thalr supplies. The third night tbay passed through a cornfield and plucked a few earn to gnaw upon. The next night Wood, who wee no better than an invalid, was obliged to crawl on bia bands and knees. Wilson was discouraged by this, but heroically re solved not to desert hie friend. At length when he found that they could not maka another mile he heard the sound of run ning water. It was an Inspiration to both, and they pressed on and were soon on the bank of a broad stream flowing in (ha di rection of the gulf. Wilson says their Joy was unbounded and compares their sensations to tboea of the discoverers of tbs Pacific ocean and the Mississippi. It woe a pathway to bring the wanderers home; it lad to the aea where the old flag floated in indiapnted triumph. They oonld have shouted their little atrenglh away, but fortunately held in for fear of exposure. They followed SXXDIXO THE BOATS ADRIFT. ■■PDiaw ina auaip «VHUA. down the currant until they earn* to • boat chained to a tree. No time waa loot upon discussions of tho ethic* of boot pro nesting link botwoto the craft and iu last owner, and In o trice two highly tickled tram pa were knocking their kneaa together and potting "Jubaa” with their boro feet os they gilded away praying that they might never moot tho victim of their lor “S. fourth day hanger overcame their caution, and they tied np the boot oad boldly applied at a planter’* honao for aooaa tapper, esyiog that they wore Confederate* on alok leave. ▲ meal waa prepared for and while they devoured It the planter talked glibly of tho eaoopoof the "wglM thWveo" from Atlanta prtosm■ He declared that they all deterred hang ing. while hU gueeta dodged the point of hie suggestive remarks by eating vora ciously and emptying the board, a remark able feat for two aiek men. Even ou the river traveling by day would have been risky, ao they Journeyed wholly by night, haring frequent mishapa in the darkness. Once the skiff capsized on a ferryboat wire, but a fright and a good wetting were the only results. Again they floated into an immense core and the boat bumped on the shore at all points, until Wood declared frantically that they bad come to "the and of the river," but they S robed around until the outlet was found, lest they encountered a milUlam and tried to shoot it with the usual experience, and kept on until they reached rapids, and the boat waa drawn into a gorge from which they could no| extricate it. They reluctantly abandoned their faith ful friend, ami for three days clambered over desolate mountains, cheered only by the beating rays of the sun. Wood was so weak that bis companion bad to lead him. Their feet were bruised and cut on the •tones and their Mifferingi altogether be came nearly unbearable Again they were about to give up the struggle when they saw in the distance a town that they sup posed to be Columbus, Oa. From that point on they hopad to find the river free to the gulf. A wide detour took them past tba city, and on reaching the river again they stnm bled upon a party of workmen construct ing a Confederate ram. In tba vicinity they found an old rowboat, which they confiscated, only to find it badly a-leak. But it floated them down stream Into a nest of good skiffs moored along shore, and they quickly swapped for a better one. Just as they pushed off again the owner of the boats came In sight and began to ex press his opinions in strong language. Thinking that his anger was too lofty for such a little thing as a boat they deter mined to give him better excuse for it, and so cut all bis boats adrift, and.wbile be followed them down stream they rowed up against the current The angry man got help, caught his boats and started in pur suit of the audacious robbers. Fortunate ly an island In the middle of the river en abled the runaways to dodge pursuit and turn back unseen, and go their way re joicing The pair wens now confident of reaching the gulf if they coaid hold out against banger. This was becoming a serious thing. With strength to use the paddles they coaid make fifty miles a day. They could find no food along shore excepting corn. The river bottoms consisted of swamps and swampy forests, and la these snakes and alligators were abundant. The latter followed them like bounds and add ed to the fear. Finally, overcome by han ger. they left their boat and started in search of food. They secured a little and returned to find their boat bad been car rled off by others. ’‘Now,” says Wilson, boat "we found out ourselves the evils of boat steeling. ’’ THE LAST PULL. Ina ■■—lit rum To add to (Mr distress they saw that they wara on the northern bank of an other river flowing into the Chattahoochee, probably the Flint, and eo coaid get no farther without a boat. They found a dry hammock and paeeed a woeful night. Han ger. with all Ita horrors, wae preferable to being stranded in a swamp without means to continue their Journey. A day was passed wandering about the swamp, and at nightfall they saw a boat across the Chattahoochee. Some 11m be and driftwood were spliced together with grapevines, to serve as a raft, and with this Wilson, half sunk in the water, man aged to get across. To his Joy the new boat was the beat of all. and without a sin gle qualm of conscience, now that the Joke was on some one else, be confiscated it, took Wood on board and started full apaed down tba river. When hunger pressed again Wood re mained behind to guard the boat while Wilson foraged the shore. He didn't get asuch that was edible, bat Anally found some flab lines and hooka, and the problem of living was solved. Fish was abundant Although compelled to devour U raw, they ate large quantities, and doubtless tbs find of fishing tackle saved their lives. Farther down stream they secured matches, and later on a quantity of sweet potatoes. They kindled a Are in a spot of primeval wildness and roasted and brolledSuid ate. Wilson oays the only drawback to happi ness was tha fear that tba banquet might be too much for them. He determined to draw the Una when they bod eaten enough for eight men, and persuaded Wood to bold np a spell sod cook for fntnre needs. After piling up a stack of roasted sweet potatoes and bruited flab they surveyed their stock, and it looked eo good that they fell to and ate some more. Then they slept, and after that resumed the oar*. Finally they reached Appalacbloola hoy. A long search for a stanch sea vessel was fruitless, for fishing smacks and such craft are not left lying about so recklessly as rowboats, and they set out in their slight skiff upon a voyage that would have ap palled them, but for the fact that they courted death oo the ocean in preference to the doom that lay behind them. Should the sea swallow them it would be a fate worthy of brave men and their enemies would be outwitted. The water was so rough that the skiff sank out of view of passing vessels, and after rowing beyond sight of land they reached tho long, boro island that shelters the harbor late in the afternoon. They mad* for that and lit upon an oyster bed, which absorbed all attention for a time. Shortly they noticed, beyond the island, what appeared to be a clomp of bar* trees, and a little later, to their Joy, made out smokestacks among the trees. Next the old flag lastly swum into view and tho happy fsllowo could hardly restrain the impulse to Jump into the water and try to swim to the fleet. They rowed swiftly to the nearest gunboat and were soon drawn up the ship's ladder, nearly naked, except tor a scant covering of swamp moss that had replaced their worn out garments. They were forlorn looking vagaboodn In deed, but the very daring of their voyage to sea in an open boat confirmed their re markable story and their welcome by tho txssr w “ mk ssisSissir PENNSYLVANIA GBIT. FIGHTING RECORD OF COL. HA DILL'S GALLANT REGIMENT. The Om Hundred aad Forty-Bret Pawn* aylvaala Had lu Owe Bloody Aaglea at ChaeoolloSeville aad el Gettysburg. Its Rseoptloeally Heavy leases. (Copyright. MBl. by American Preaa Asserts- Uoa. Book rights reserved.] lie reserved.] AK meetings in 1888 drew together «leaa fireworks mi ' Uriel than tboss of 188 L and the instances of anx ious recruits "falL lag over ooe an other*’ in order to get tbetr names en rolled were rarer, and psrhapa scarcely known, but tba war quo tas ware filled, nevertheless, aad tbavoluntoarahad ■laying qualities that made up for lack of enthusiasm. At a gathering of citiscns held In a church in Terrytown. Bradford county, Pa., early in August, 1882, one of the speakers was a young lawyer of Towanda, Guy H. Watkins, a man of good social position and bright prospects; mar* rled, with hostages to fortune, an<L sur rounded with every temptation to stay at home and make the most of Ufa. At the close of a sound war speech ha said that after careful deliberation be had decided that it was his duty to go to his country’s aid in the hour of peril; that ha had often thought how, when the war was over, he would be telling bis children the story of the conflict and they would say to him, “Were yon there?” He was going to be able to say, "Yes, I was there; and I tried to do my duty." Throughout the quiet vales of north ern Pennsylvania a like spirit to that dis played by Watkins was at work under leaders by the dozens and scores—farm ers, merchants, teachers, students, preach ers and others, not a few so young that they modestly declined offices in the ranks, ami even some were rejected by the government on the score of youth. On Aug. 20 War Governor Curtin accepted and tendered to the United States service a regiment compoeed of ten companies raised in Bradford and Susquehanna counties and designated the One Hundred and Forty-find Pennsylvania infantry. Guy H. Watkins, who bad recruited one com pany and been chosen its captain, was elected lieutenant colonel of the regiment. The first duty of the One Hundred and Fifty-first was to go to the defense of Washington while McClellan’s army was battling with Lee on Maryland soil in Sep tember, 1882. When Lee was pushed back southward to the Rappahannock the regi ment went to the front and was placed among tried and disciplined troops in Kearny’s old division of Hooker’s corps. At the first battle of Fredericksburg it had its baptism of fire, and coolly met the fn silade of shot and shell poured upon Meade’s Pennsylvania reserves by Stone wall Jackson’s batteries Dec. It. On Bum side’s second campaign, January, 1861, the regiment was selected to croes the Rappa hannock alone and carry the heights on Taylor’s Hill at the point of the bayonet, the forlorn hope of the movement, bat a severe storm put an end to the affair before the crowdng was made. But at Chanoel lorsville, in May, 1868, the field of many re markable struggles, the hour of trial came. On May 9 Stonewall Jackson’s corps, by a flank march, struck the Union right and crushed it, rolling it up like a scroll. The Third corps, led by Gen. Daniel E. Sickles, became a break water for the tide of Confederates rush log with blind impetuosity in pursuit of the 111 starred man of tbs Elev enth corps. The wounding of Stonewall on the evening of tbe td caused a tempo rary halt in tha plane of tbe Confederates, but ou tbe morning of tbe Bd, Sunday, hie corps, led by tbe cavalryman, Jsh Stuart, and under the personal direction of Gen. Lee, renewed the fight and com pelled the Union commander to order n general retreat. Sickles’ corpa, under imperative orders, abandoned position after position, and tbe Oou federates followed op with growing enthusiasm. Tbe brigade of Gen. Cbariw K- Graham, of Biraey’s division, to which tbe One Hundred and Forty-first belonged, ww rear guard of the corpa, w it had bean during all the retrograde movements, and when it became necessary to vacate certain elevated positions known aa Fairview and Uaaei Grove and remove (he artillery, with the exulting Confederates poshing madly in pursuit, Graham ww ordered to charge to the rear and check tbe enemy’s advance. “RALLY MOVXV THY FLAG. •OTA" Graham marched hU men down the slope of Fairview crest sod op the slope of Basel Grove. where the Confederates stood ready to receive them. Halting in a belt of oak timber at twenty rods from their line, Graham answered the sharp Coo federate Are with a lew volleys, then ordered the advance resumed. The One Hundred and Forty-first held the right of the brigade. ! The whole line moved forward with aeheer: that mads the woods ring, and the Con-1 federates gave way and fell bask in aim-' fusion to a ridge behind them, where an ' did log forms offered boom shatter. With . ■ the logs far a breastwork they made a stand and poured a galling firs opoa Ora- ; . ham’s ranks. Again the advanes was sounded and the brigade attempted to carry the works. Iks situation of the One Hundred and Forty first was moat desperate A eeoond log fence extending forward bum the first ' named, and at right angles with It, aba offered shelter, which the Confederates quickly took advantage of. thus forming two lines. Thesstwe lines created so an>.i : am**** dred and Forty-first bravaly rushed. The regiment numbered only 417 men and 8* officers, although this waa its first battle. It struggled gallantly to break through the angle and disrupt tba enemy's line, but it wae overwhelmed. A whole Con federate division waa burled against Gra ham's brigade, and in a abort time the One Hundred and Forty-first waa engaged, front, flank and rear. The crisis that tries men’s soldier mettle bad fallen upon tboea quiet, sound hearted Pennsylvanians, sod away off to one cor ner of the great light at ChauoelloreviUe they stood up In the lone woods and fought like be rose. Both the regimental color hearers were quickly shot down, and tba leader of the color company. CapC Swart, was instantly killed while lifting one of the fallen flags One flag was subsequently carried by tbe colonel, H. J. Madlll, and the other by the major. Lieut. Coi. Wat kins redeemed his pledge meet nobly. Early in tbe light bis horse bad been killed under him by a shall and be himself se verely stunned. Two daya before this af fair the same thing bad occurred, and al though bis companions urged him on both occasion* to go to tbe rear be was to tba very front and received a minis ball through the breast while urging his man over tbe-Confederate works Twelve of ficers oift of tbe 84 engaged and 884 man out oMIT were killed and wounded. The killed and mortally hurt numbered 88. Gen. Graham wisely withdrew his men before their alaugbUr waa complete, and retired slowly. On reaching the wooded ridge some distance from tbe log fence and where tbe brigade had begun the fighting, he ordered the colonels of regiments to re form their disordered ranks. Col. Madlll, whose smiling face and encouraging words bad animated the regiment throughout that bloody Sunday morning, fixed the flagstaff of tba On# Hundred and Forty- Unit, which be was still carrying, firmly In tbe ground and in a loud voice struck up tbe familiar camp song: Rally round the flag. boys. The men rsMponded heartily, Joining in the singing until the woods that shortly before resounded with their cheers were echoing back the notes of music than which no bler was never heard on the battlefield, and with unshaken coolness and resolu tion, despite the terrible experiences of the hour, the unwounded survivors faced the enemy again with closed op ranks. Cbancellorsvillc was followed by Gettys burg. two months later, on ■oil. The story of that fight Is too wail known to need rehearsing. The One Hun dred and Forty first was with Graham's brigade in the front line of the famous salient angle formed by Sickles in the "WHKRI ARK MT MM?" Peach Orchard, on Emmlttaburg pike, Julyß,lßoß. In fact, the One Hundred and Forty-first «u tha angle itself. It nom be red at S o’clock that day 800 men all told. After acme maneuvering to get into the best position to meet the daring as saults of Longetreet’s Con fed era tea, com lug from two directions against the angle, CoL Madill found bis regiment alone, facing a withering Are from artillery and musketry on both fronts. When a whole Confederate division emerged from a shel tering wood and dashed for the Peach Or chard, one of the captains of the regiments said to the colonel. "Hadn’t we better get out of thfaif" “I have no orders to get out. If 1 had my old regiment 1 could whip all of them,’* was the response. In twenty minutes, however, the brave colonel found that be most go or leave bis last mao In the fatal angle. At the first Confederate volley 80 ML In a few minutes 87 lay dead within sight of the colonel. The major and the adjutant were killed, and all the color guards and both color bearers were killed or wounded. A wounded mao saw the bearer of the state flag shot down and took the staff from his hands, la a few minutes the bearer of the stars and stripes ML and the same wounded man caught up the falling flag and carried It until relieved of it by the colonel Wltb nineteen nnwoooded men and bis flag Intact Col. Madill marched back before the wave of enemies pressing op on all sides. Graham had been wounded and captured and the line at tbe angle waa destroyed. Gen. Sickles, surprised and overcome by tbe sudden and awful disaster, was hasten ing forward into tbe very jaws of death to try and save something. But it was too late. Where an hour before two lines of his troops had shown bold fronts west and south, the Confederates were in possession and were following up their successes by poshing boldly and with all tbe ardor of triumphant soldiers toward Little Round Top, the key to Gettysburg. Seeing Col. Maidill moving off wltb his beggarly hand ful tbe general pleaded. "Colonel for God’s sake, can’t yon hold our Tbe leader of the once proud One Hun dred and Forty-first east an eye along the ground behind his few followers, as though measuring ghostly ranks filled by his fallen heroes, and with a husky voice exclaimed, "Where are my ateof’’ Could behave held on with IS soldiers against W,ooof He would have triad had it been so ordered, but in an is slant Sickles waa cut down by a musket ball and resistance at tbe Psneh Orchard and the Wheatfleld, In fact everywhere in front of Little Round Top, wan ended. The One Hundred and Forty first loot Ml killed and wounded. The killed and mor- I tally hurt numbered «. Out of 9 ofikors • were killed or wounded. The low amount ed to over 78 par cent, of thaw engaged and ww exceeded only once on tha Union aide in the war-nawely. tha Pint Minna-! ante, which lost 80 par cent. Yet tha regiment ww not wiped out. It ww tranaierTei te the Second corps lathe spring of 18* and took part In ail the ——- t k|j tliHaivk (ka Inlv sw* MIIVU»n IBV OWV Willi MwllllM ass. to Ea IN THE LAST DITCH. CONFEDERATE DEFENSE OF FORT QREQQ, APRIL, 1888. A Motley Oartieoa of a Coe pie el lu -8 red Men. with Two Caaeoo. Held Off Five Tkooeaad Asaallaate far Two Hears, lOepyright. mi. by American Press Associa tion. Book righu reserved.] u reserved.] RANT naver closed the line* completely around the Con federates at Pe tersburg, bat earns very near doing I ao on the morning of April 8, 188* the last day of the alege, about the hour when Las telegraphed to Jef ferson Davis at Richmond, “My KlcbmoDd, "My Udm u* broken la throe places,” and warned his government that evacuation moat follow speedily. The gap which had been Lea’e salvation tor months, and which bo bad kept open by the most des perate fighting, was about to be closed in consequence of those three breaks In his lines, caused by the vigorous sasaults of three of Grant's corps under Gens. Parks, Wright and Ord. These assaults began at daylight April t, with the determination on the Union side of finishing the fight then and there. Tbs Confederates, driven from their outer works after stubborn efforts to hold on. fell back sullenly toward the gap, a spaas but little over a mile in width along the Appomattox river, west of the city. Any object that would afford shelter from the Union missiles was made to serve as n temporary breastwork for Lee's retiring Infantry, and every tree and stump and log and ditch cost a heavy toll in dead boys in blue before it could be psseed, The Confederate army had been out in two, one body being thrown off from Petersburg, tbs other left hanging to the fortifications there, and it was this banging thread that was curling itself up reluctantly, but of imperative necessity, and closing the gap that, once barred, would shut Lee in while keeping Grant out. But If Grant could be kept out until re-enforcements could reach Lee from across the James the latter could bold on till nightfall and escape by the river In the darkness. After the breaks la Lee's lines before mentioned the North Carolina brigade of Gen. J. H. Lane was making its way by the curling up process from the broken front line toward the main Confederate line at tbe gap, disputing every loch of ground. About •or 9 o’clock in the morn log tbs general and bis adjutant. Capt. Hale, reached an empty battery known as Fort Gregg, or Battery Gregg, which was an outlying work that an extension of the Confederate line months before had ren dered useless. It woe a quarter of a mile or more in advance of the main Confed erate trenches, toward which tbe combat ants were racing, the Confederates being of course on tbe inside. Lane bed orders to hold on as long aa possible and gain time tor the beaten troops to rally on the main line, and for the expected re-enforcements to cross tbe river *ud occupy them. A* bis men bed been At rung oat at wide intervale when attacked and dispersed by tbe Union oolumne at daylight, only frag ment* could be called together at any given spot, and be placed in Fort Gregg portions of the Thirty-third and Thirty seventh North Carolina Infantry, under four lieutenants—F. H. Snow, A. B. How ard and F. B. Craigs, of the Thirty-third, and D. M. Rigler. of the Thirty-seventh. He also got op two O-pounder guns with some artillerists of Chew’s Maryland bat tery and of tbe famous Washington artil lory battalion. Lieut. McKlroy, of the Washingtonians, bandied the cannoneers, about H5 in number. About the same time » men of Thomas’ Confederate brigade and 9ft of Harris’ Mississippians Joined the garrison, swelling it, according to the bast accounts, to 914. Lieut. Snow commanded Lane’s men and J. H. Duncan led the d» tachmcnt from Harris’ brigade. Gen. Her ria, with tbe bulk of his brigade, occupied Fort Whitworth, a companion to Gregg Before leaving Fort Gregg to its late Gen. Lane sent In twenty-five rounds or artillery ammunition and ordsibd Snow to hold it to tbe last. At that time tbe Union guns were firing upon the little citadel, which was a slight earthwork with low parapet, over tbe top of which its own can non were discharged. Al 10 o’clock, by a mistaken order probably, the cannon of Fort Whitworth were seut to tbe rear, and as this act was witnessed by tbe Union troops in front, tbe charge was sounded to attack tbe Isolated batteries, Whitworth and'Gregg. Tbe assail ante numbered 8.000 and were led by Gen. John Gibbon. Gregg stood first in the way and felt tbe brant of the onslaught. The cannoneers in Gragg stood to their guns gallantly. Three men were shot dead, one after another, in the attempt to discharge a single piece. When tbe assail ante reached within forty yards tbe Infan try garrison gave them a stinging volley. ALL UXADTI i canning them to waver and than glra way. A aaeond cbarga folio wad. and tba aaaail anU raacbad within thirty yards. Tba Coofrdarataa bald their Bra until tba prop ar moment, and then, with a wild yafl, let go, aending down a man tor every muaket. Tba Union man atood lor a moment and than broke and acatterad. A third, a fourth and a fifth charge followed, anah with much tba aaoaa raanlt aa tba first two. With tba fifth ebniga on tba front a Una of aanailaata swung around la rear of tba fort and attempted to gain an entrance. On tba front tba attack was carried as tar aa the moat. Over an boar bad panned since the first anaanlt and tba artillery In Gragg used all its ammunition and bad ! loot heavily. The surviving gunners took np email arms and Joined tba infan , try In banting off tbs anaailaate. The work, I won Virtually mrvanaiifi Same of 01b> NO. 34. boo’s men cwmiJ tbs moat and elambarad op tba sloping walls, only to ba received oa the bnyoneu of tbe defenders. Snob desperate resistance had not bean looked for on tbe part of tbe Union offi cers, but when tbe character of tbe strag gle lees me clear, renewed orders wave passed along tba line that tba position most be carried at all baxards. Again n rash was made oa all aides. Tba plucky defenders used tbe botta of their mnaketa •ad their bayonets, when then was not time to load, and many of them, sparine ammunition or being short of l£ caught np stones and brickbats and burled them from tbe parapet upon tbe daring fellows who floundered in tba moat or were climbing by hook or crook np the walls. In some oases tbe backs and shonl dera of the Union men war* used as aoal-. tng ladders by their agile comrades. At lb o’clock the straggle was at Its height and was carried on at arm’s length, but so far on the exterior crests of tba walls only. About that time soma of Gib bon’s men muds a discovery that showed tbe one weak spot In tbe forlorn citadel It seems that when tbe line at that point was originally built, Ports Gragg and Whit worth were intended to bo connected bp a trench and breastwork a bettered by a pal isade. The work bad been began at the Gregg and and about thirty foot of trench bad boon made, tbe dirt thrown out form lag an embankment as high as tbe walls of Fort Gregg and oonneetiag with them. In attempting to eurroond tba fort tbe assail ants mounted this atrip of embankaaaat and very soon found It a means of getting upon the coveted parapet without M descending Into the deep moat bec«ath It. Rushing upon this point they over* whelmed the handful who manned that corner of the work. Many of the deter mined garrison were already down, bat the survivors only redoubled their vigor and fought with any weapons available. At length the parapet was lined along the top with blueooats busily oceupisd in shooting down on the men in gray who stood on the low platforms inside. So desperately did the garrison defend their ground that the parapet was oovsred with Union dead. At one time six Union Sags wore floating on the walls, while the Con* federates fought around their own stars and bars in the Interior of the work. But there bad to be an end to it. Gib bon’s men swarmed so thickly that the Confederates couldn’t turn from one to an* other of them quickly enough to do their deadly work, and were at last overpowered. Vet, though forced to abandon their ban* queues at the baae of the parapet, they toll back fighting, and In scattered groups, on the open parade of the fort, struggling against fate. At the lost moment, when the Union men in numbers were leaping down inside from all directions and sank* log prisoners of their opponents by sheer physical strength, one of Lane's North a boy named Atkinson, Mined the colors under which be and his cons* •AVISO THI BATTLE FLAG. radss had fought so fiercely, dashed peal the swarm of assailants on tbe parapet, and, with tbe Sag floating defiantly, ran aft tbe top of bis speed book to the Confederate main line, where be was received with wild cheers. Scores of bullets had been aimed at him as he flew across tbe open plain, 80ft yards, within range of hundreds of Union muskets. There was no formal surrender. Gib bon’s men crowded in on all sides and the Confederates resisted to the last. The fighting did not end when the snmllante got inside, for, despite tbe efforts of their officers, some of the enraged men exacted tbe victor’s privilege of vengeance upon the unfortunates who had made snob a hopeless yet bloody defense. The dead Confederates numbered 87; the nnwounded prisoners were only la The most of the wounded prisoners were dis abled. Tbe artillerymen had suffered ter ribly, being the mast exposed on the top of the wall. Nearly all of them had died aft their guns. The men of Chew’s Maryland battery were volunteers in the fight, their term of service having expired some days previously. Unlike the soldiers of the states in rebellion, the Marylanders were not held to Confederate service for the whole period of the war. Tbe Ices on Gibbon’s column in front of Fort Gregg Is placed at 800 M 600 in killed and wounded. As soon as Gregg fell Us captors turned tbe two cannon upon tbe neighboring Fort Whitworth, and the gnr risoo of that work marched oat and sur rendered. Tbe gap In the linos nlong tbe Appomattox was now filled by Grant’s troops, but some hours bad been consumed in accomplishing this result, and mean while, thanks to the delay in tbe Union march caused by tbe bolding out of Fort Gregg, Lee had been able to man his in terior line in such strength as to hold it tbe remainder of tbe day. His circle of de fense around Petersburg was still com plete and no further impression was made upon it by Union assaults. Tbs exploit at Fort Gregg, though by no means a marvel, wss all the more anions because of the many detachments under separate commanders that took part in tbe defense. No single officer exercised su preme command. The Miseistippten, Lieut. Col. Duncan, held tbe highest rank of any, bat seems to have assumed author ity over his few personal followers only. He was severely wounded la tbe fight. The artillerymen belonged to two different com ponies, one from Maryland and ODofrsm Louisiana, yet they acted in harmony un der a Louisiana officer. I Lane’s North Carolina brigade ted tbs ■Htemftg In the fort of any single organ isation smi th.* greatest number of cfl ears. The detachment from Thomas’ Ossrgis brigade had no eommtaslonsd offiosr pres ent. Usually in such n crisis thorn Is a tetal division of opinion: seam element holds aloof from tbe mot and ■ ten Id do psodeotly, to the peril of order and one charge. On the contrary, all were n i»msl-