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DARING AND SUFFERING.
A History of the Andrews Kailroad
Bold Into Georgia in 1862.
I'OJiTERSION' AND KELIG10C3 ZXrSRIEKCS.
Those who remained In prison suffered
Dcarcely less than their comrades. The
- bitterness of death was upon us also. W
did not think that vengeance would stop
with thoso who had fallen. The hope we
had ko lonir cherished was nvrtnrnirl at a.
blow. In Knoxville we had urged that all
should be tried together, or that tho sen
I tenco of one should stand for all. There
was no reason for giving any preference to
one over another, and no indication that
euch preference was to bo given. But
even if we had not believed that only a
few days or hours of prison life lay be
tween us and tho scaffold, the parting
. from our loved friends, whose voices were
yet lingering in our ears while they them
selves had passed beyond the fates of
death, was enough to break the stoutest
heart. There were tears thcu in eyes that
. would not have quivered in the presence
of any danger.
But I could not shed a tear. A cloud ol
s burning heat rushed to my head, and
fever seemed to scorch through every
. vein. For hours I scarcely could realize
where I was or the loss that had been suf
fered. Every glance around the room,
revealing the vacant places of ; friends,
would bring our sorrow freshly upon us
again. ' Grief forour comrades and appre
hension for ourselves were inseparably
blended. , The suddenness of the shock by
which we were separated seemed to reveal
- a spirit that forbade us to hope, while it
:' was torriblo aggravation of the pnin of
parting.' Thus the afternoon hoars slowly
drifted by under a shadow too dark for
words. No one ventured as yet to speak
The first distraction in this terrible hour
we owed to our friendly jailer, lie asked
us if we would like to be all put in one
We were, eager for this privilege, and he
brought over :the eight who were in the
. ;. front room and placed them with us. We
were now fourteen, including Capt. Fry,
of East Tennessee fame, who -was nlar.ed
- with us. There would have been much
to talk about in our separate experiences
ia Knoxville and Chattanooga at any
other time, but now tho thought of the
lost swallowed up everything else.
At length some voice suggested rathex
faintly at first, for only a few hours be-
' fore it would have met keen ridicule
that it would be well for us to pray. The
thought was warmly welcomed. Not tho
slightest objection was offered by any one,
and we at once all knelt. One member
of the party has lately told me that while
ho knelt with the rest, and was careful to
( say nothing to discourage us, yet he never
led in prayer, or said anything to indicate
that he had changed his life purpose. I
did not notico the exception at the time,
as every head was bowed and every face
covered. Capt. Fry was first requested
to' lead us, which was peculiarly appro-
, priate, as lie had always maintained a
consistent religious life, and now seemed
to feel our great sorrow as if it were his
own. He prayed with deep earnestness,
. strong sobs mingling with his fervent pe-
' titions. Then others led, and wo con
tinued until all but the one already al
luded to had prayed in turn; then thoso
7ho had prayed before began again.
There seemed to bo some help in simply
telling our trouble. ' On my own part, I
do uot think that there was a great deal
of faith, at least so far as temporal deliv
erance was concerned, but thero came a
calmness and a passing away of bitter
ness that was restful to our tired hearts.
We besought God mainly that he would
' prepare us for tho fato that seemed
inevitable, and that as he had led
'us into great trials, ho would in some
manner sustain us there. We kept on
praying with but short intervals till tho
sun went down. As twilight deepened
(nti (InrVnouilin orntilum rt nnf nam
lives so our petitions grew more solemn.
God seemed nearer than ever before In
tho darkness it appeared easier to behold
the heavenly light. We began to ask for
deliverance in this world as well as in the
. hour of death, and to have a hope, very
faint and trembling, that it might be grant
ed. Then little by little we began to profess
' our purpose to live religious lives while
we were spared, whether the time was
long or short, i do not know that there
was anything clear and definite in the
way of conversion or sudden thange on
the part of any, but when it is remem
bered that in the forenoon we had amused
ourselves by all kind of games, that pro
fane words and jests were not uncommon,
and that we would have been ashamed to
speak of prayer or of religion in any way
except as a mere theory, it will be soen
that there was no slight alteration in us
already. From that hour I date the birth
C2 aa Immortal hope and a new purpose
xn we. Ana in this experience I am not
It is an interesting fact, which the ra
, tionalist may explain as he will, that from
the time of that long prison prayer meet-
j ng irom eariy aiiernoon to midnigiit
the fortunes of our party began to im
prove. There were fearful trials still be
fore tis, not much inferior to any that we
lad passed; we long held our lives by the
frailest thread; yet til the close of the
war, though many perished around us,
death did not claim another victim from
Cur midst. We committed ourselves to
the Lord, not expecting deliverance in
this world; and in his boundless mercy
he bestowed upon us all we asked, and far
more than we liad dared to hope.
Few things in our whole prison experi
ence were more fearful than awakening
Ithe next morning. The chill light of a
new day tho dispelling of dreams that
may have been very pleasant, and have
(brought home vividly before us always
' made the morning hour the most dreary
of the day. Hut on this occasion We
looked around and saw tho places of our
friends vacant, and all tho great sorrow
of our bereavement again rolled over us
like the Incoming of the sea.
But we wished to do' something. A
imall Biblo was borrowed from Mr. Tur
ner when ho came to bring our scanty
breakfast Mr. Thocr, who was always
with him to soe that ho gave us no undue
indulgence, did not object and then we
had reading, singing nnd prayer nearly
bo called a morning prayer meeting than
"family wondiip," though tho latter was
the title used. We now resolved' to con
tinue this practice as long as our prison
From thi time forward we had relig
ious exerciser morning and evening, and
found them n great consolation and sup
port. ' They lx-gart and , closed the day
aright, arid thus added sweetness to all its
. hour?, supplying a subject or thought not
lcarlngdim;tly upon our own gloomy
prospect, and thus enablJpir us to main-
mu ocfcMM ttic-utut uwiiMt. we tummy
sung a hymn or two on these occasions.
Indeisl there was nearly as much singing
as at. Chattanooga, but. of 4a far different
and more inspiring character. Instead of
"Nettie Moro," "Carrier Dovo' and such
harmless sentimentality, we sang "Rock
of Ages," "Jesus, Ixver of My 'Soul,"
nnd others of a pronounced spiritual cast.
This greatly astonished the guards. They
were given strict charge to watch us
closely, with, the statement that we were
the most desperate characters in the whole
United States; then to hear us sing Meth
odist hymns, and to know that we had
prayers, morning and evening, was a con
traduction they found it hard to reconcile.
, Soon the story of the heroic death of our
comrades and our own religious bearing
was noised about Atlanta, and no doubt
I there were many expressions which gave
; home ground for the bitter complaint of
"sympathy" made afterward by the pro
vost marshal In hla report. But we cared
f comparatively little for this, of which, in
deed, we then knew nothing. We had
never expected to receive much help from
the people outside, nnd would not have
dared, for fear of treachery, to accept it if
offered. But we wished to find that
j peace in lelieving that we had heard of
Christians possessing. What would we
not now have given for tho counsels and
assistance of a minister we cpuld fully
It is a delicate matter to speak of the
beginning of one's own religious life to
say neither too much nor too little; but in
the hope of guiding some other who is
feeling after the truth, I will venture,
using the light that twenty-five years
have thrown bock on those early days.
After tlA . terrible 18th of June I am
not conscious of any experience of a re
ligious charucter for several days, except
n profound and burning conviction that it
is folly to wait for death before trying to
1)0 right with God. I might le sinful or
wicked again, but the idea that the groat
business of . life muy safely be left to tne
last could influence me no morel Just
how to be religious was a puzzle. I kuew
if I had a command to execute from an
army officer I would do it, if in my power,
no matter how difficult or dangerous; and
I wished intensely that it was just as easy
to be religious as to be a soldier. But
there was the question of right feelings
and right motives that did not-seem to
come into play very much in the army;
for if a soldier did his duty, he was not
apt to be asked how he felt about it; I had
the belief that I roust have joy and rap
ture in thinking of death, a readiness to
shout God's praises which I did not feel;
and for a time it seemed as if I could never
reach a genuine conversion. I diligently
read the Bible which we had borrowed,
but while I enjoyed many things in it,
little direct guidance for me was found.
I asked counsel of Capt. Fry, for whom
I had the greatest esteem and respect.
But it wus so easy for him to believe that
I thought his case must be very unlike my
own. I also spoke to J. R. Porter, the
only one of our number who had a clear
religious faith, and seemed to be happy in
it His first answer was very striking. I
asked how he felt about death. He thought
that I referred to our worldly prospects,
and answered that probably we would
soon all be put to death. "But what is
your feeling about death itself?" I con
tinued. He said:
"I am not afraid to die, if it is God's
will; I trust him now, nnd I expect to
trust him to the last." He took my hand,
and there was a steady light in his eye
that made me believe every word he said.
But when I asked him how he got such a
faith he could only tell me that he went to
a Methodist "mourner' bench" two years
before and sought till he found it. This
did me no good, for there was no such
place accessible here.
In sore perplexity I read the Biblo from
day to day and prayed, taking my turn in
praying aloud and reading with the
others. A, length I thought I began to
see that trusting Christ meant something
like taking his words and teachings for
my guide, trying to do all that ho com
mands, and leaving the result, while I did
this, with him. This was not that sud
den transformation that I had hoped, but I
soon found that it opened up a good many
things that I had never dreamed of. One
of these seemed especially strange under
the circumstances. I had yet but a slender
hope of ever escaping from the prison ex
cept by the way of the scaffold. But in
spite of the dark prospect the question
came as an absolute test of my obedience,
"WIU you, if satisfied that it is God's
will, be ready to give up tho profession of
law if you ever get home and go into tho
ministry?" The first and spontaneous re
ply was, "No!" I had studied law and
meant to t-ractico it if I ever got where
Jiw reigned But. at once the self re
sponse was clear, "What kind of
obedience is this?" I saw that 1
was not sincere in proposing to enlist
under Christ as my captain, unless
I would really obey him. It would bo a
poor allegiance that stopped short with
the things I wanted to do. For a long
time I could not pass this point. The
difficulty when communicated to my
prison companions seemed utterly absurd.
"Try to serve God in the prison, where
you are," they said with a rough plausi
bility, "and don't bother about preaching,
being a lawyer, or anything else, when
you get out, for you never will get out."
This seemed good advice, but it would
not bringasereno mind or the victory
over the fear of death which I so much
desired. One after another of those in
tho prison found the comfort-1 lacked;
and it was not till wearied and worn out
with the struggle that I vowed if God
would only give me his peace, I would
serve him as sincerely in t1 prison or out
of it as I had tried to serve my country,
and In any way that, he might direct.
Oh I that this vow had been always moro
From this time I did have a steady con
viction that I was on the Lord's side, and
that I had a right to commit myself and
my life to Ids keeping. The prison did
not prove a palace; its discomforts were
still felt keenly, and the prospect of death
by the gallows did not appear more invit
ing. I would not have been tho less ready
to make any despcrato venture for escape;
but I had a hope which went beyond the
prison and the scaffold beyond any con
tingency of earthly fortune, while it did
not take away any real earthly good.
We all remember with deepest grati
tude tho Rev. George O. N. MacDonell,
one of those who attended our comrades
on the day of death. Wo did not sco
cither of the clergymen then, or know
who they were, or, indeed, that thero was
such attendance until long after. Whether
Rev. Mr. Scott did visit us or not I am un
ablo to state with positivencss. A minis
ter came, and I was afterward told that
his name was Scott, but ho may have been
another person, as I think this one was
not a resident of the city. Tho Interview
in this latter case was uupleasant. The
preacher had been brought in by our
old jailer on the very natural presumption
that persons who prayed and sung so
much would like to meet a clergyman.
11a Krotoil the officer of the miard tbt.
k huum taic omy aoouc religion, out
his first question built up an impassable
barrier between us. Be asked how we
could be so wicked as to come down thero
and fight against the south and try to
overturn their government? We had been
trying to repent of our sins, but had not
got so far as that particular one yet, and
answered a little ., tartly by asking how he
and his friends could be so wicked as to
rebel against a good government. He
answered by a reference to the north try
ing to overthrow slavery, and I asked
him if it was possible that he, a minister,
was an apologist for slavery! It hap
pened that he was a zealous defender of
the institution and very sensitive on this
point; and so much noise was soon made
in the discussion that the guard removed
him. He did not come again.
But our interview and subsequent ac
quaintance with Rev. Mr. MacDonell was
of a very different character, though it
also opened unpromisingly. In his first
prayer he petitioned very earnestly that
our lives might be spared if consistent
with the good of the Confederacy! This
offended some of us, but the better opinion
was that if sincere in his loyalty to the
rebel authority, ho could hardly have
prayed differently. So kind was he to us
afterward that some thought he might
possibly be a Union man in real senti
ments: but he has since assured me that ho
was not in the slightest degree, and that
all he did for us was at the dictates of hu
manity and religion. We had a very pleas
ant interview. He gave us valuable coun
sel, and Lfelt it a great privilego to talk
over religious questions with one so intel
ligent and sympathetic. When ho left he
promised to send us some books, and did
not forget to promptly forward them.
These we took good care of, read thor
oughly to all in the room and then re
turned, asking for more. These he gener
ally gave, and we thus continued till w
had read nearly his whole library. Thoso
only who know what a dreadful weari
ness it is to pass 'days without any defi
nite employment can realize the great
boon these good books bestowed on us. It
made the prison room a veritable school;
and in view of our religious efforts the
character of the books was just what we
would most have desired. I did not care,
as in Knoxville, for law books, but the
fact that many, though not all, of the
minister's books were of a theological and
religious cast only mado them the more
welcome This Atlanta jail was my
A DARINQ ESCAPE PLANNED.
From the very beginning of our impris
onment we had thought and planned about
escape. A very hopeful scheme hod been
foiled at Chattanooga by the separation of
the band when the twelve were sent to
Knoxville. Andrews and Wollam had
actually gotten outside tho prison walls
tho latter remaining at large for many
days. How to escape was re topic of
conversation which never lost i s interest.
We felt that if once more in the open air
our chance of reaching our lines in the
clear October weather, and with the abun
dant supplies in the fields, would be fai
greater than in the spring. Wo went
over all the errors committed on first
leaving the train, nnd each gave all others
the benefit of all the knowledge of geog
raphy he possessed.
But in many other respects we wero lesa
favorably situated now for an escape than
we had ever been before. The distance
was greater to bo traversed, for Gen.
Buell had been forced back almost to the
Ohio river. Our own number was dimin
ished by death. We were nil weakened
by more than six months o'. terrible im
prisonment, and some of our best men
were too sick to take a very active part in
tho struggle, while a strong guard was
constantly on duty and we were in a
strouidy barred and locked upper room in
the edgo of a city which was almost in
the center of the Confederacy.
But wo resolved at every hazard to
make an attempt if thero should bo the
slightest intimution of an intention to
bring us before another court martial. It
was better to die on the bayonets of the
guards than on the 6caffold.
Long before this, when utterly wearied
with captivity, we wrote a letter to Jef
ferson Davis still preserved in the gov
ernment archives stating our caso from
our own point of view. This brought no
response. More recently we wrote again
to Gen. Bragg, commanding the depart
ment in which we were. This had been
forwarded, step by step, to the president
of the Confederacy, bringing from him a
savage question as to why wo had not all
been executed like our comrades! This
letter nnd its numerous indorsements are
published ia tho War Records. We only
knew of tho danger it indicated at the
time indirectly. Our guard was strength
encd; the jailor was overheard by a
prisoner in another room saying: ."Those
Ohio men will soon all be hung!" The
commander of the post, Col. Lee, visited
us and asked of us almost tho same ques
tion Davis asked, as to the difference be
tween our case and that of our comrades,
and urged great vigilance on the guards.
These things convinced us that our only
chance of life was by taking the matter
in our own hands. One plan proposed
was to try to get out secretly, at night,
by sawing off the bars of our windows
and lowering ourselves, one by one, to the
ground. The fatal objections to it were
that it required us to await a dark night,
and even then it was scarcely possible
that more than ono or two would get out
before an alarm was given. I had, no
hope from it.
But the other plan could not fall if every
man did his exnet duty, and we were now
so well acquainted that we had perfect
confidence in each other. It was simply
to attack our foes in broad daylight.
When our foal was brought in the after
noon, and tho door opened, we could rush
out, seizing and holding perfectly quiet
the jailer and his assistant, threatening
them with death if they moved, unlocking
all the doors so that we might have the
assistance of all the prisoners, and then
charge upon tho seven soldiers below, dis
possessing them of their muskets in the
first rush; and if this was done without
noise or alarm, march them up into our
room and gag them there. It was not
likely, however, that we would bo able to
keep everything quiet etouch for this: in
which case we were to run as soon as an
alarm was raised, for we knew that there
was a strong reserve close by, and did not
feel ablo to reckon with any more than the
seven reikis on hand.
In such an attack, the element of time
and exact planning of every man's work
no that there is no confusion and hesita
tion, , are of vital importance. We ar
ranged with the utmost nicety;, Capt.
Fry was to begin the movement; for he
Was the oldest, and wo gave him the post
of honor; I was to tand by and help him
with the Jailer and the watchman Thoer,
If the latter was on hand, as he usually
was; probably I was given this place from
the correct view that with my poor eyes
l would be of more service In a scuffle in
the hall than in the glaring light outside.
Then Buffura. who was as affile as a cat.
was to snatch the keys, and, waiting for
nothing else, to open all the doors above.
There were three, and the fitting of keys
from the bunch under such excitement
was likely to make this take some time.
I think no one of us felt that Buffum had
a desirable office. But It was desirable to
to have all the prisoners released if only
to distract the pursuit. All the others
were arranged into two bands with lead
ers, to slip down tho stairway at the pro
per time and break out on the guards at
the front and rear doors simultaneously.
Chen quickness, courage and desperation
were to bo pitted against loaded muskets
and bayonets, and the issue left to the
God of battles.
We had also chosen our comrades and
routes. We were to travel in pairs and
in every direction. Capt. Fry was to be
rqy partner, and all the rest considered
that I was fortunate, for he would bo at
homo in the Cumberland mountains, to
ward which wo were to journey.. The
intended course was marked out for each
couple and everything done to forward
the movement on which we believed de
pended our last chance of escaping the
gallows. We did not forget to make most
earnest supplications In prayer, and to
vow, in the old time manner, that wo
would render faithful service to the Lord
of Hosts if he would aid us in this great
It was afternoon when we received the
intelligence which determined our action
and we could not very well be ready to
start that day. So the work was set for
the following afternoon. We patched our
shoes as well as we could, and mado cloth
moccasins to protect our feet, for many
shoes were worn out. We gave messages
to each other beginning with the form,
"If you get out and I do not" for we
could not tell who would be the fortunate
ones in the effort, or how many might
fail. We had a strong conviction of suc
cess, but whether seven guards would
allow their muskets to be taken without
using bullet or bayonet against some of
their assailants with fatal effect, seemed
more than doubtful! I have made ready
for battle more than once, but never had
so deep and solemn a realization of tho
uncertainty of the issue as on this occa
sion. to B coirriKTXD.l
A Flainiwell man recently drew a five-ton
load of wood into that town tbat measured
six cords,' Good sleighing tells the story. '
Up to this date the Potter and Miller
evangelists bad secured too converts at
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Southwestern Michigan spiritualists will
congregate at Paw Paw on Feb. 11, but the
weather will doubtless be too frigid for the
attendance of celestial visitants.
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'the 1'varl ol'lhe Ocean. A Novel. I'y Ci.s Aouihta.
Hollois. Ash Hall. A Novsl. f fcliauassr Fi.ui.iir.
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:i:r House. A Korl. Pt Ctt V. Ifw.-r.
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The Onllty stiver. A Nov.l. I., Wii.sis Coi.l.vs.
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Moat Cransre. A Novel, lly Mrs. Hssnv Wood.
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Pair bet false. A Kovtl. By tha author of "Dors
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