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KOCK ISLAND ARGUS. THURSDAY, JULY 17, 1913.
The War Fifty Years Ago Retreat of General R. E. Lee's Confederate Army From Gettysburg Federal Cavalry Pursuers Checked In Hand to Hand Combat Lee at Bay Behind Earth works Fighting Renewed In the Vicksbarg Zone. General W. T. Sherman Lays Siege to Jackson, Miss. Disastrous Charge of Nine Hundred Men Federals Land From Rowboats on Morris Island, Charleston Harbor An Attack on Confederate Battery Wagner. Br Cant. GEORGE L. KILMER. Late U. S. V. THE second week in July fifty years ago witnessed the retro grade movement of the Con federate invud'TM of Feuns-yl-Tarda. As moo ii as the F!eral authori ties lu Washington realised that Lee had been defeated at Gettysburg. In the heart of the Keystone State, the well woru message -Ion't let Lee get uwny" was repented with einphusiH to the victorious commander at Gettys burg. General Georgi: G. Meude. Compared with the great retreats of history, the escape was a marvelous feat. General V. 15. Illrney went out oa the Fairfield road with part of his and waited for Mende or the falling of the ride. Meade Arrived at the river oa July 12. and Lee stood at bay behind earth works Lee had but a few rounds of ammunition for his guns, and every one of his regimen's had fought in the thick of it at Gettysburg. Meade had plenty of everything, and his fresh di visions, which had not fired a shot at Gettysburg, outnumbered the battered battalions of Lee's army. A Sequel to Vicksburg. In the timber, driving the Confederate back and slowly advancing until th front line had gone to the edge of soma timber that lay in front of their works. Colonel Pugh saw that to advance far ther meant an assault or sure death, in open field. lie ordered the men to lie down to protect themselves from the shells of the enemy, which were flying overhead in a lively manner. Just then an orderly rode up to General I.auinan and handed him an order, which, h read and immediately sent Colonei Pugh's column forward. "Oh, the Carnage of That Hour." What followed was described in a narrative written by Colonel E. T. Let of the Forty-first Illinois as follows "Scarcely had the word been ppoken when the remnants of these four old regiments, about 900 men in all, movefi forward with a terrific cheer that al most made the earth tremble. For ward they go, right into the Jaws oi death, for they are facing the famouk New Orleans light artillery, one of tho finest batteries in the field; also Ma bane's Tennessee battery, Cobb's Ken. tucky battery and General J. C. Breck. inridge's division of veterans, behind impregnable breastworks. "A section of the Fifth Ohio battery follows up the charge, and see those gallant boys. Every horse is killed. and almost every man who belonged fc man. lot 17. block 5, Donahoo & Con ner's First addition. East Moline, $250. Louis E. Dodson to Harry E. Repine, part lot 12, Brien & Lament addition, Rock Island. S600. Carl A. Johnson to Otto Mortenson. lot 160 Emma D. Velie's addition, Moline, $2700. Paulina Depaeger et all to John Eckennan, lot 7. Depaeger's First ad dition, Moline, $1035.67. Otto McVtenson to Carl A. Johnson, out lot 18, Donahoo & Cosner's First addition, East Moline, $1200. H. B. Carpenter et al to George E. Sudlow, ne s., se 4, sec. 27-17-1 w, $1500. Iowa Wood & Sancke to Frank Brus so, 33.6 acres on Island "Ah," $336. Porter, Fish & Young to O. V. and M. M. tFnderwood, Warner's Park ad dition. East Moline, $900. Marie and A. C. Maas to John Kroe ger, lot 1, block 11, B. Davenport's fourtji addition. Rock Island. $2,000. Matilda and John Frederickson to Edmund and Antoinette Cabor, part lot 6. Suess sub-division, Moline, $600. John G. Scheuerman to George Himes, part east half, northeast quar ter, section 3, 17, 2w, $475. eral with trmy bad captured ioksburg, its 20,001) prisoners and all the .1 ,v - Cuj.yrirflit ly licvlew of Ilevleus company. CAPTAIN T'l t:i; i::.. c s a 'i si;!'!::; IiAIILGKEN. T. CONSPICUOUS !'.:.!;. I Kim.:' nil 1 I leil liW or..i f:'.H!:ri' tin " 1 1 T 'er;ile .;;!: in rc::t riir.fiisi.iti 'in I-1 : on cvN in;. tl.e l.-re.l I..V Mr itiiv" (;ei;f' J.llv :llil::i.tli :c!i '"ii-t to hrin al Jo'm Seilirv, i. 1; oji DvertooU n ti'i'.'nis liml'ili'ci :i : i! i nl r.vlr!'t''.il .T 1 1 1 ; i I Early'-. On July 5. 1803, Just after the Fed- J the battery has gone down in the strug gle to help out the infantry. ve look again and see the shattered line has reached the breastworks, and some have gone over tbem into the ranks of the enemy only to be made prisoners. Colonel Pugh as soon as he could make his voice heard above the dH of battle gave the order for recall. But it waa too late. Oh, the carnage ol that hour, the sad havoc of some officer's mistake! Out of those 000 who went in the charge history gives the figures that 045 were killed and wounded. There were a few tnnde prisoners of war who had charged over the enemy's works." Flags a Special Target. The Federal regimental colors were the special targets of the enemy's ar tillery. The bine field flag of the For-tv-flrst Illinois had two of its bearers wounded and four killed. The last to hold this flag was Sergeant Samuel IV Hall of Company F. He was wounded twire. The last time he was shot he fell near the Confederate works. The flag was sent to Richmond ns a trophy of war and returned to the regiment iu lStf.. The color bearer of the Fifty third Illinois was Sergeant George Poinidstone of Ottawa. He carried his flag almost to the breastworks. When he saw that he was about to be taken he said. "They can't get the ting unless they get me." Reaching u he tore it from the stuff and was I in the act of putting it undor his jack et when a shell struck lam. nlruost sev ering his bead from his body. This flag went to Richmond with the oth ers and also returned. The re'all was soundrd. a::d whet was left of the gal- COOL RIVER TRIP On steamer Helen Blair every Sun day afternoon, through Moline locks, past, Campbell's island and down the rapids. Leaves 2:45; returns 6; 35 cents. (Adv.) River Riplets. The steamer Morning Star will ar rive at Rock Island tomorrow after noon from St. Paul. .The steamer St. Paul arrived at Rock Island this morning on its reg ular trip from St. Paul to St. Louis. MJbJfa ALL FANCY In order to keep my force of tailors busy during the duil season I have set aside Suitings, Overcoatings and Trouserings which I will make to your individual measurements AT ACTUAL COST TO ME Advanced Styles -:- New Patterns Many can be worn the year around. Ten per cent Dis count on all staples, Blacks, Bte and Grays, finished or un finished. It will be well for you to make your selection while the stock is compiete. Three to five days required on all suit or overcoat orders. WILLIAM EMIG 1730 Second Avenue. Merchant Tailor, Rock Island, III. 0 CALIFOPwNIA MERMAID OF 19 SETS A NEW SWIMMING RECORD FOR WOMEN S. A.. AM) GKVERAL J. D. IMUO IX I.LK'S RKTKKAT FROM GF.T- and to:;sed! I''l'heru.'.liii of the forts, with ly. ,. ; thouoands of sin::l! arms, fjeui-ra I the I 1 W. I ut to 1 T. Sherman was ordered bv jr; pro-eeu to .Tacksoi!. Miss.. :iud drive the Confederate army under General i lant brigade rallied around the remain- p i..-t. u ii Ii Genera ;n t Lef'ii nil' the pursuers, i Seiiu;.-!; Imihed l!ie f.niiil ever and' K.i'l the pnitei:i was ten strong to be cairi' d .y ;n-.:i.ll. i Tcdernl Cavalry Punv.it. Gein r.i! .Ii.d-.':i Ki!p::!ri.-k also set out .lu'y Ti to Iie.id off I.ee with three cavalry iTigades. lie str;: U General ".Iel" Smart's tniiTs in Mnnter.-y tass and while l.htlng them in front was attached in the rear by a b.nly of Lee's infantry. The dashing cavalry man cut his way tliroiigli Smart's lines aud p.1e fT toward the Potomac with 1.S;m priseuers l;i hi train. Lee's wagons were under u str ing eirt. eouiinaiided by General .1. I). Iinbodeli. j Kilpatriil; oflen att;:rl.ed the muting; rolini.n sj bolilly tlrit lniUxleu wan roinpi'lled to mm canister to save his ' train. I KI!p:i trick readied ILigerstown. 511.. and found It lu pos: cssion of S:n:i!t. but he did not tuni hack. Gaptal-i I'lrie I lahlj.ren. on Kilpa trick's sta!T. distinguished himself by a charge into the Htrcets packed with Stuart's troop er, t'aptalu Lindsay of Company A. Eighteenth IVimsylvatila cavalry, liad been killed in a hand to hand tight, mi, I Pahlgven led the survivors of the company I:i n d.ish across the public suare. lie lost a leg lu the exploit and was ;iveii colonel's commission for caliwntry. Imboden's r!nnin of trains was fourteen miles Ions. When it reached the Potomac the river was so high on accoiint of went rains that crossing by ford was Impossible. Lee's bridge to the Virginia side had Iwen destroy ed behind him by Federals. Hi. artil lery. luelinUiu: that under lrubodeu. was without numiuuition. and if ever cn army was lu h plight it was the Army of Northern Vlrtfnia. faeinc a fl'MMlcd and lridKe!es river with the foe closinj; tn. Confederates Turn to Fight. The town of WinuinBport was con- founded. tie,.,.ral Jhu UU l et.eral cava'.rr ro,1e im ti,. oi'tposls. and l,.,b,.den turned to kM aWTiers were foni.tsl i nuc anJ meereu ey v.miiuIM soldiers who were able to br.ndlo a sword. Several boxes of ntrnnu.'t'nn had been brought ovur from Vlrpnin in a bent, aud Im lmdeu's tuns tret Lufoid's troopers with doses of canister. Lee tr.arohed Ul infantry to Fallln? Waters, on the Potomac, little snp jMisinj: tint the pontoon bridge be had left there en the march north la June Iind been destroyed while he wag Cftht Intf Meade .it pettysburp. It was gone-, nr.d the Pctouiac swept over the fords In n resistless flood rortnnate'y the position Is la a bend and could not be attacked on the Cank. Lee fortiCed the narrow line across the peninsula Joseph E. Johnston from Jackson and ! i the Mississippi valley. Sherman took ! i wiili him men. iiieiudinx Gen j eral .1. I..-n:man's division uf the Thir- I ! tccnth army -nrps. Jaeusiin i-: lifty miles e"st of Vi Its- burs a!:d in ls'k! was a railroad cen ter, with eoitiieeiiicis north, south, east j ::i:d west, and was controlled by Fed ; er.ils. Iu May Jackson fell into Grant's i hands, t ut was rhandoncd when his main army moved on west to attack ! the MisM..ipp: stronghold. Gcnerrl i Johpsion promptly reo-cupitnl the town as a rallying point for forces which he i hoped to gather for an attack upon Grant's re:ir. At the close of June four Confed erate divisions marched from that point west anil had advanced halfway to the Federal besiein camp when Johnston received news that the flace had surrendered. Lemming to ing colors. There were forty-seven survivors of th-.' Forty-first Illinois, some of them sl'.phtly wounded. Ser geant II. M. Rtreeter of Armenia car ried this (laji. and with his flapstaCT shot in two and the flat: tern and rid dled with b illets and shol'.s he brought i it off the field In triumph. Over two-thirds of the men who bad gone into the charge had been killed and wounded or taken prisoners. Gen eral Lauma:i was placed under arrest, lie demanded an Investigation, but died without any belli? made.. He al ways said that he was not to blame for the great loss of his men. Other Eve of the Week. Fifty years hzo. July S. Genera! John H. Morgan's raiders. 2.500 strong, with teu cannon, crossed the Ohio river into Indiana. On July 9 the Confederate fortified post at Port Hudson. La.. m A-X- 1 W v .9 derfully developed. In the long distance events she uses a double overhand with a peculiar little catch that sends her flying through the water. Her kick is a combination of the scissors and the crawl, which she alternates with each stroke. In the sprint events she SA'ims a crawl that would do credit to any man. George Freeth taught her that, and it was strong enough to win the 50-yard swim and get a new record for her. ir.g for his body. Frank fell from the pier and dragged his companion, Peter Wyngaard, 10 years old, into tho river. The, latter swam ashore, but Frank drowned. 4 1 A 1 J - Getting Up Speed. "Well. George." said u Georgia man not long ago to an old negro in his employ. "I understand that ;-ou intend to give your son an education." "Dat's my Intention, suh." responded George. "I knows myself what 'tis to struggle along widout learnin". an' 1 has determined my son ain't goln' to have no sich trouble as I's had." "Is your son learning rapidly?" "He shore is. sail. Las' week lie done wrote a lettah to his aunt what lives more'n twenty miles from yore, an' aftwhile lie's goin' to write to his aunt dat lives 'bout tifty miles from yere." "Why doesn't he write to that aunt now?" smilingly asked the employer. "He Uaint write so fur ylr. sah. He feln write twenty miles rust rate, but I tnle him not f. try tifty miles till he; pits strongah wif his pen." C'liicaj P.ccord-llt'rald. Marinette, Wis. Frank Tzynirk, 0 years old, was forbidden playing on a pier in the Menominee river, but lie disobeyed, and now they are search- VERIFY IT. The Proof Is In Rock Island, Almost at Your Door. . 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Fotiter-Milburu company, Buf falo, New York, toie agents for tho United States. Remember ' tho name Doan's and take no other. (Advertisement.) erate ford's t:tr- Copyright by the Review of Reviews company. GENERAL J. G. LAUMAN. U. S. A.. AND GENERAL J. C. BRECKIN' RILiGE, C. S. A., OPPOSING LEADERS AT JACKSON. Jacksou, he began to fortify for de fense. Sherman's advance arrived on July fun. The Federals promptly closed in on the city and drove the Confederates back to their breast work The city was invested from Pearl river oa the north to the Mis sissippi Central railroad on the south. IJiuman's division was ordered to take positiou ou the south, and Colonel Isaac C. Pugh's brigade, composed of the Twenty-,ighth. Forty-first and tifty-third Illinois and Third Iowa in fantry, was selected to fill a gap be tween the railroad and Pearl river and drive the enemy into his works. A Disastrous Charge. On the 12th General Lauman'a divi sion was ordered to make a reconnois snnre on its front for the purpose of locating good sites whereon to estab lish Federal batteries. Pugh's brigade btd teen maneuvering all the morning commanded by General Frank Gard ner, surrendered to General N. P. Banks as the result of a six weeks' siege. July 10 Federal batteries and warships opened fire upon the Con federate works ou Morris island. Charleston harbor. At the end of a two hours' bombardment Ger.eral George C. Strong's brigade landed on the beach from rowboats which had ferried them across a narrow chan nel from Folly Island. Early on th llth Strong's brigade advanced against a powerful Confeder ate battery which guarded the north end of the island from shore to shore. The column was met by a hail of grape nd canister and recoiled at the para pet. The work was known as Battery Wagner. It was about two miles dis tant from Fort Sumter. Both works nred upon the assailants, who fell back to the middle of the island and began to intrench. I! REALTY CHANGES II v chlo'-feld. out lot S9, sec. 23-19-lw, ticso. William Reynolds heirs to W. W. Harry N.chcUcn to Raif h tad C. C. j and L. II. Reynolds, cw u. ne. sec. McDonald. lo; 15, C. O. Areach.e d a 9 and se . tec. 4-13 2e. 5lI,42Sfl55. Tlrst idciilca. P'.caBar.t View, J15::. j e. H. Stafford to De Seri Braet, Edaa and Arthur Yv'Uv. ell to H. C. j part ne l4, sec. Sl-lS-le, $250, John W. King to Frank H. Wright, lot 7, block 4 Twentv-Brst street n1. dition. Rock Island, f 1. Frank H. Wright to John W. King, lot 20. b:ocS 2, Black Hawk addition. Rock Island. $1. George Diieos to Arminda C. Cole- t ss. f L alias Dolly Mings. San Francisco, Cal., July 17. Miss Dolly Mings of Redondo has proved herself a stellar performer at Sutro Baths, taking firet in the fifty-yard dash and second, after a hot finish, in the 410. Though she did not win the final event of the day, she and Miss Mar querite Brack swam neck- and-neck the entire distance, but Miss Brack's hand touched tho ropo an instant ahead of her rival's. Everyone com mented upon the Redondo girl's good "Gets-It" the Only Thing for Corns The Corn Core on a Xw Plan Grts Evrt-jr Cora Quick and Sure. You've tried a lot of things for corns, but the new. vou ve still got them. Trv sure, auick. easy. Dainltss Ta-da-da da-da! Every Cora'a Gone 'GETS-IT Did Itf the new-nlan rorn cure. "GETS w.'rt frn 11 eet r t at corn. "rpcciar!.us. or bunion in a hurry. .aiSlfii . -M time, ft yj . " J DVLIII1US I 1 1 HnniV I I' n F n all nd fuss over een raw and red nn nc,rc Knives and razors that mav at corn. t0, i."M.y"? alanine . r uut. ilia- rrl?!CM I fllnlJ 1 N CO 6 true no more i cause blocd KPr.d to -;se. Y'our corn da n., I - k. 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Mrs. Desch, who beat me in the nun- j dred, which she covered in 1:37:2.1 But since then I have done the hun- i dred in 1:22." There was a tcuch of! pride in that last statement. I Since her first defeat. Miss Mings! has had an unbroken string of vie-1 tories. George Freeth, the Kanaka i trainer, took hold of her after he came to Redondo and to him belongs ! all the credit for her development, j In March, 1912, she won the 50 yard swim at the Los Angeles Ath letic club, and in April of the same year she set the record which she beat Saturday for fifty yards at 40 seconds flat. Then she captured the open-water swim for ladies from Ocean Park to Rose avenue, which is about half a mile. In September sho set her 100-yard record of 1:22; and her 440 record of 8 minutes and 8 seconds. "I just love to swim and think, that it is a swell sport," she said. "I j find the swimming here very easy : and I have no trouble in making any of the distances. How do I turn?; Why, Just like a man, under water, ; which Is the only way to do if you j want t6 succoed ia competition swim-' ming. Oh, there goes the S0 now ; and I just have to see it, so will you i excuse me, please?" i And away she skipped, and her ' shrill cries of "Come oa, Ludy" (Ludy Is Ludy Langer, the Redondo long- distance man) could be heard far ; away. The stroke of alias flings ia won Yu Know 1 That Some men have plenty of dough, but they can't eat it. We prepare the kind of dough that people eat. It is the best that money can buy. It is wholesome and nutri tious. It embodies all that the Pure Food Laws require and more, too. It makes healthy children, and it makes healthy men and women. All good housewives provide it. Our Ice Cream is the finest that you can buy. All we ask is a trial bo cause we know you will want more. M9 XPHCME WEST 156 17h Street