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Lord sent rain that night. The gunboats did not brows some of the rude pencilings of time. But for help us in the battle, but were as disastrous to the each survivor, whether old or middle aged, there Union as to Confederate forces."

will still be some worthy object to desire, still some Gen. Prentiss commented in a general way about duty to perform, a higher aspiration for the destithe disaster of that great battle, and said few can ny of our country, and the thrilling recollection of have any conception of the awful carnage.

tempests passed, which more than gentle gales, He was cordial in conversation with the writer,

bind the marinor with a vivid interest to the voyand said: "One funny incident I must tell you. On age that has ended. the way to Corinth as a prisoner I had seen groups

And in reviewing a little fondly the episodes of of stragglers, and asked the guard to indulge me.

war in which you took part, you will treasure all When buttoning my overcoat i dashed up to several the more warmly the advent and essence of peace; hundred and said: "If you don't hurry up the yan- not merely the peace that signifies the cessation of kees will be on you in a few minutes."

armed strife, but the peace of charity and good Gen. D. C. Buell, one of the park commissioners, will—the peace that blesses the home and sanctities all of whom were present, was the most eagerly

the heart. sought of all the generals at the reunion. He ap

Shall I speak separately of the armies whose deeds pears much like Joseph E. Johnston did. His

have rendered this spot historic and sacred? Of the speech was brief, but comprehensive. He said:

splendid onset from these hills of the Army of the This is a very different sort of reunion, fellow Mississippi? Of the splendid resistance of the soldiers, North and South, from that which we held Army of the Tennessee ? and of the coming of the on this plateau thirty-three years ago, with the called, which I have loved as if it were my off

Army of the Ohio, or Cumberland, as it as it is marshaling of hostile hosts, the roar of musketry spring? No! To-day I banish these distinctions, and cannon, the mingling of the blood of twenty- and take each individual to my heart as my fellowthree thousand killed and wounded, of friend and foe What, then, is the meaning of this joyous assem

countrymen, whose valor on this field shed luster blage, in which the simple garb of the citizen has

upon the name of American?

A large floral offering of two flags to a single taken the place of the blue and the gray, and the

staff was upon the grandstand. One was the stars gentle presence of woman hallows the occasion, as it

and stripes in full display and the other was the does always? It means that one flag, with cordial acclaim, floats over our re-united country; and that black crepe. The gift was from Chas. Lofland of

stars and bars- limp, and bordered with delicate peace has taken the place of fratricidal war, which had this merit—that from its ashes has sprung, I

Paducah, Ky. It was inscribed: “In memory of

the heroic dead who sleep on the gory field of fervently believe, a broader patriotism than our

Shiloh, from who shed his blood in that country ever knew before.

mighty battle." But our meeting has an object as well as a mean

Additional reports will be given hereafter. ing. It is to pay homage to the memory of men who died bravely; to re-visit the scenes where Greek met Greek-where American valor grappled, fiercely

D. K. Collins, Bryson City, N. C,: I have a small if you will, with American valor, -where a regi

Testament that I took from a dead Federal soldier's ment of the North and a regiment of the South bat

pocket at Kemstown, in the Valley of Virginia, tled for the mastery, sometimes the one and some

Aug, 4, '64, which bears now his name only, J. I. times the other winning; and where Sidney John

Worry. I should be very glad to deliver the book

to any of his friends. It is bound in morocco, and ston and W. H. L. Wallace, over yonder toward the river, and many other typical heroes on either side

has the dead soldier's blood on it. When I procured all along the hostile lines laid down their lives; and

it, there was in addition to his name that of the incidentally to outline, in a manner, the Memorial donor, his State and regiment, all of which I tore Park, which Congress has established to perpetuate out, to avoid the abuse that I feared if it should be heroic action, and remind future generations, con

found on my person after I was captured at Cedar tinually, of the throes in which the unity of our

Creek, on the 18th of October. Afterward my country was more firmly cemented, and perhaps the

guard abused me because I had a knapsack that substance, as well as the name of civil liberty pre

bore the name and regiment of an Ohio soldier. I

think the soldier was from Pennsylvania, and the served. Is this all that has brought us here? No, not

book was presented by his sister; the name (J. I. all. The ties of comradeship have had not a little

The soldier

Worry) is in a lady's handwriting. to do with our coming,--that mystic sympathy

was a young man of light complexion, had but litwhich draws men together who have shared the

tle beard, if any, and bore the brand of a Second chances of battle, and the light and shadow of the

Sergeant on his sleeve. camp and the march.

And as we glance at our thinned ranks, and scan one another's features, we Correction is due a statement in the article on need not count the years to be reminded, that Time Washington, in the February VETERAN, concerning has been busy with his scycle in some fields, and the assertion that “Washington was in love with with the ripening of the grain in others. Of those Mary Bland, who afterwards became the wife of that remain who were middle aged then, the hair ‘Light Horse' Harry Lee and the mother of Robhas whitened. and the limbs have lost just a little ert E. Lee.” It should have been thrat she was the of their elacity, while even the youngest, yet in the mother of “Light Horse" Harry, and the grandvigor of manhood, may perchance bear upon their mother of Robert E. Lee.

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GEN. FORREST AMONG CIVILIANS. my heart for this unexpected kindness. I shall

gratefully remember it and shall always believe Maj. Chas. W. Anderson, who was Gen. For- him to be as generous as he is brave." rest's Chief of Staff, illustrates his nobility of

Returning to the town, I rejoined the General as

he was entering the public square, where he halted character among noncombatants:

and was soon surrounded by citizens of the place, Every living soldier of Forrest's West Tennessee

among them the venerable father of Col. D. M. Cavalry remembers the Sixth Tennessee Federal

Wisdom, of our command, who said, “You see, regiment, commanded by Col. F. H., of Purdy, Mc- General, the marks of Col. H's. last visit to our Nairy. County, Tennessee, a regiment of cavalry town, and you are also aware that a large number unknown to fame by any gallant deeds or meritori- of our citizens are Union people, and they are ous conduct on the battlefield, and one which the greatly alarmed for fear of retaliation on the part war records of the rebellion alone have preserved of your command.” from merited oblivion.

Forrest's rèply was characteristic and stripped of It may be truthfully said of this regiment that it

his habitual way of emphasizing matters: "I do did more plundering, burning, robbing, and run

not blame my men for being exasperated, and esning and less fighting, than any regiment in the Federal army, Fifth Tennessee Federal Cavalry pecially those whose homes have been laid in ashes,

but Ön one of Forrest's campaigns, from Mississippi others need feel no uneasiness. Orders have been

I have placed a guard around the home of H., and into West Tennnssee, and soon after leaving Cor

issued to my command that no Union citizen of this inth, he learned that H. and his regiment had evacuated Purdy, and that before leaving they order was accompanied by my personal request that

town must be insulted, much less harmed, and this had laid in ashes the homes of absent Confederate

it be obeyed to the letter, and I am sure no soldier soldiers, also those of a number of citizens who

of my command will disobey the one, or disregard were known to be in sympathy with the South.

the other. Of one thing, however, the Union Wilson's Sixteenth Regiment, of our command,

friends of H. and his cowardly regiment of Tennesand Newsom's, also, were composed of men from

see renegades may rely upon. If we ever are so McNairy and adjoining counties, and Forrest knew that unless timely steps were taken to prevent it

fortunate as to find them just. once in my front, I

will wipe them off the face of the earth. They are there would be trouble when he reached Purdy.

a disgrace to the Federal army, to the State, When within a few miles of that place he direct

and to humanity. ed me to take a sergeant and five men from his escort, dash on into Purdy, and place a guard

Ever after this, whenever it was known that around the residence of Col. H.

Forrest was on the move, that command stood not On entering the town, blackened walls, lone

on the order of its going. They well knew that chimneys, and charred remains of buildings gave

whenever they confronted Forrest there would be abundant evidence of H's. cowardly vandalism.

a long account to settle. Concluding, Maj. AnderLearning from a citizen that his residence was in the

son states: During my service as a staff-officer of suburbs, and directly on our line of march to Jack

Gen. Forrest from October, '62, to the surrender, he son, we were soon at its front. Dismounting and

fought every cavalry commander and much of the entering the portico of his dwelling, I tapped light- infantry of the army of the Cumberland, also that ly on the door with the hilt of my saber.

of the Mississippi- Generals Kilpatrick, Stanley,

Mitchell, Wilder, McCook, and Minty, of the formoment or so it was opened by a lady, when I asked, "Is this Mrs. Col. H.?” She tremblingly Winslow, of the latter, yet for none of these cont

mer, and Grierson, Hatch, Mower, Warren, and answered, “Yes, sir." I noticed her agitation, also that on opening the

manders do we cherish the slightest feeling of either door her countenance quickly changed, manifesting disrespect or resentment. I bear cheerful testion the instant both surprise and alarm.

mony now to the dash, the gallantry and soldierly Hastening to relieve her apprehensions, I said,

bearing of these officers, and regret that for the “We are not here to harm you, but have been sent

credit of the State of Tennessee, the names of H. for your protection. Although Gen. Forrest has

and S. cannot be added to the list. Truth forbids not reached Purdy, he is aware of the ruin and de

it, for we never met them where they should have vastation caused by your husband's regiment, and

been-at the front. has sent me in advance of his troops to place a

Before the war they were men of prominence, guard around your house. This guard is from his

both of them lawyers of recognized ability. When own escort, and will remain with you until all of our army was forced out of Tennessee they had our command has passed, and I assure you that

regiments of cavalry ostensibly to fight for the neither your family or anything about your prem

Union, yet history and the "Records of the war ises will be disturbed or molested.”

of the Rebellion” fail to show their participation in Giving the officer of the guard instructions, I a single battle of any note, nor in all the reports of turned to her, and was in the act of raising my

Federal army commanders have I been able, so far, cap before mounting my horse, when, brushing

to find one word of commendation of either of them. away tears she could no longer repress, she said, Retribution, as marked as it is just, always “Please, sir, say to Gen. Forrest, for me, that this follows the cowardly and vindictive use or abuse of (referring to the guard) is more than I had any power. Shirking both danger and duty on the right to expect of him, and that I thank him from field, they hounded, plundered, arrested, abused

In a

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and insulted a helpless and defenseless people, and ing around, he saw Jim's peril and, half turning in as a consequence, both have long since sunk into his saddle, he raised his short Enfield and fired, obscurity, despised and execrated by thousands who and as the yank threw up his hands and rolled off suffered from their cruel deeds, unrelieved by a his horse, exclaimed, "There,

take that!" single brave or noble act on the battlefield or off of it. Jim then mounted, and Toler said to me as coolly

as if he had been in no danger, “Here, Will, get FROM ACROSS THE FATHER OF WATERS. .

up behind me!" which I did in quick time, and his W. L. MORRISON, HAMILTON, TEXAS.

big iron gray carried us safely out.

We had pun

ished the enemy so severely that they never pressWhile the old soldier's hands are kept busy with poured out his life's blood for Dixie afterward.

ed us any more. Brave, handsome Will Toler! he labor and care, he, to some extent, puts away

Hunt and McAnally both survived the war. thoughts of the past, but when housed up against

As a Missouri ex-Confederate, I appeal to my old bad weather, old memories revive and those stormy comrades to support and write for the VETERAN. years, '61 to '65, are vivid above all others. He lives over again his life in the camp, on the infan

Wake up, old boys in gray! we will soon all be

gone. The youngest of us, who were mere lads try march, the exciting cavalry scout or raid within

when we buckled on our arms and kissed our dear the enemy's lines, and there rises up within him a desire to hear something of his old comrades.

ones at home good-bye, impelled by the stern sense rejoice that at last we have an organ of our own

of duty to follow our dear "Old Pap” (Gen. Price)

in defense of our Southern rights, begin to feel the through which we can feel free to express ourselves weight of years, and unless we leave record of to one another. Am sorry to see so few items from this side the Father of Waters. From reading the

those eventful years they will sink into oblivion.

Dear old comrades, rally to the VETERAN, and may VETERAN, one would almost conclude we had no war west of the Mississippi, while, in proportion to

God bless you, and when Gabriel shall sound the

last reveille, may we all meet on the Celestial our numbers, we held as many Federals in check,

Parade Ground. when protecting Texas and western Louisiana, as any portion of the Confederate forces had to con

DEATH OF GEN. TURNER ASHBY. tend with. We also had as brave men, as noble women as ever lived on earth.

Luther Coyner has written in pleasant verse an I will dedicate a small space to three as brave boys as ever wore the gray. In August, 1862,

account of the heroism of Turner Ashby, and states: were returning South from the "Lone Jack The lines were suggested by the statement, “I raid” during which, two hundred miles within the grieve at the death of General Ashby,” found in a enemy's lines, we had given them a very genteel

letter written June 7th, '62, by Gen. Robert E. Lee, thrashing, and captured two fine brass-rifled cannon,

to the Confederate Secretary of War. which the yankees vowed they would recapture at

Gen. Ashby was born Oct. 23, 1829, and was all hazards. We had stirred up a regular hornet's

killed June 6, 1862. He had in one short year been nest," and the yanks concentrated upon us from promoted from Captain of a troop of cavalry to be every direction.' When a few miles south of the Brigadier General of cavalry. Osage River the Federal advance began to make it This is the record: rather warm for our rearguard, and our regiment Captain Fauquier Co., Va., “ Mountain Rangers,” (Hunter's) was ordered to form across the road and April 18, '61; Lieutenant Colonel, McDonald's Legive them a check. Our position was on a ridge in

gion, June 17, '61; Colonel, Ashby's Cavalry, March open Black Jack timber. Our rearguard fell back

12, '62; Brig. Gen. of Cavalry, May 27, '62. through our line, and the pursuing Federals never He was killed near Harrisonburg, Va., in a discovered us until within sixtyor seventy yards,

heavy skirmish while leading his brigade on foot, when they immediately filed to the left and formed his horse, only a few minutes before, having been in our front, and firing commenced hot and heavy.

shot under him. Ashby lies buried at Winchester, I had just fired my gun, when my mare, becoming Va., in the famous Shenandoah Valley. excited, reared up and while in that position received a ball between the eyes, and, falling over

The Gallatin, Tenn., Examiner tells a story about flat on her side, caught my left foot underneath the capture of a heavy tin medicine chest by Capt. and pinned me to the ground. I struggled a long S. R. Simpson, who brought it home at the close of time it seemed to me, and at last pulled my foot

the war, and had given it to the Donelson Bivouac, out badly bruised and minus my boot. By this

By this of which he is a member. It tells, furthermore, that time our line had begun to give way, and the Fed- recently the captain, while on a trip to Illinois to erals were advancing, but three brave boys, Jim bury his sister, learned of the owner, and, upon McAnally, Joe Hunt, and Will Toler, stood by me, representing the fact to his Bivouac, had it restored giving them “the best they had.” About the time to his possession, and he in turn forwarded it to the I got my foot clear, Jim McAnally's horse threw family of the surgeon, who did not wait for transhim, but he still held to the reins and was trying portation of his medicines at Chickamauga. to mount, when a Federal officer, more daring than the rest, who was almost upon him, ordered him to J. L. Lemon writes from Paris, Tenn., his resurrender, emphasizing his order with shots from grets at not being able to do more for the VETERAN his pistol, two of which pierced Jim's sleeves. Joe · because of an injured eye, and adds: It is worthy Hunt had turned his horse to ride off, when, look- the efforts of every Confederate veteran.

TEXAS CONFEDERATE HOME.

PREPARING FOR THE REUNION IN TEXAS.

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The report of the board of managers, by Henry Lieut.-Gen. W. L. Cabell, U. C. V., sent out his E. Shelley, President, Austin, January 1,1895, says: annual circular from Dallas, Texas, Feb. 1st. Adjt.

The law now limits the admission of in Gen. A. T. Watts signs the circular, also officially. mates to those who were bona fide citizens of Texas, It is very similar in patriotic spirit to his former and who were residents of the State on the first of address, which was published in the VETERAN. January, 1891. Would it not be well to amend this He Says:

Our old comrades are becoming so as to require a two-years' residence in the State more and more familiar with the workings of our prior to the date of the application ?

benevolent, social, and historical association. The We have now 147 inmates, which number fills the death roll has not been as great as we might have Home to its utmost capacity. Of these, 71 expected. The dead have been properly cared for. served in Infantry, 55 in Cavalry, 5 in the Navy, My old comrades never permit it to be said that one and 16 in Artillery, from the following States : of these brave men who followed the flag of the Texas, 91; Virginia, 6; Alabama, 5; North Caro South at Gettysburg, Chickamauga, Corinth, and a lina, 2; Kentucky, 2; Florida, 1; Georgia, 4; Mis hundred other battlefields, was buried in the potsissippi, 6; Missouri, 3; Arkansas, 1; South Caro ter's field. The living Confederate veterans who lina, 3; Louisiana, 10; Tennessee, 5; and 6 not are incapacitated by sickness or wounds from makstated. Five men are completely paralyzed; 4 near ing a living have been provided for by the different ly paralyzed; 3 with one arm; 6 with one leg; 5 to states in the Trans-Mississippi Department. They tally blind; 3 with cancer, and two in the last stages have good houses, are amply provided with raiment of consumption. Rheumatism seems to be the pre and shelter, where they can spend their last days in vailing disease with a large majority.

quiet and peace as the honored guests of the great The oldest man is 88 and the youngest 48 years. States of Texas, Arkansas, Missouri, and the InFor the incoming two years it is believed to be dian Territory and Oklahoma. I, therefore, urge necessary to make preparations for the admission of, you, my old comrades, to continue the good work; say, 53 additional inmates, making a total of 200, organize camps and join at once the Association of which will necessitate the building of four new cot United Confederate Veterans. Noble sons and fair tages with three rooms each.

daughters of the greatest women that ever lived in The real estate and buildings belonging to the any country, organize, and be ready to take the place Home are valued at $60,130, and the personal prop of those who will soon cross the River! erty at about $2,000.

Let every camp be represented at Houston by as The amount expended for improvements and the large a delegation as possible, and let them be fully support of inmates, including salaries of officers and authorized to represent their respective camps upon employees, from the 1st of March, 1893, to the 1st all matters. When a delegation cannot attend, of March, 1894, was $31,071.22, and from the 1st of see that your respective camps shall appoint proxies, March, 1894, to Nov. 30, 1894, was $15,630.45. The having the same properly signed by the officers of per capita expenses, including everything, is about the camp. See that a correct roll of your members $14.47 per month. Twenty-six inmates have died in good standing, with your annual fee of ten cents during the past year; 81 since the organization of for each member, is sent to General Moorman the Home, all of whom are buried in that part of before the limit allowed for it. The Committee the State Cemetery set apart for the inmates of the on transportation, composed of good business men, Home; and all except six have a small, neat marble to-wit: Generals H. W. Graber, S. P. Mendez, and headboard, with name, date of birth and death, with H. B. Stoddard, and Cols. T. B. Trotman and Company, Regiment, and, as far as possible, the B. F. Wathen, will do all in their power to secure Brigade to which each belonged.

reduced rates on all railroads leading to Houston. Of the 147 inmates, 9 are in the hospital and 10 Local committees can communicate with them. are on furlough.

I would also, my comrades, call your attention to The full estimate for the support of the Home the fact that the noble women of this Department, for the two years beginning March 1st, 1895, and both old and young, imbued with a spirit that actuthe estimates for the necessary buildings and im ated their noble mothers and sisters during the war, provements are $74,540.

are now organizing monument associations in order

to erect monuments to the valor, heroism and paJ. E. Brasell, of the Texas Home, writes:

triotism of the Confederate soldiers, and our great “You call me Captain. I was a private in Compa- chieftain, Jefferson Davis. It is only necessary for ny D, Sixteenth Alabama. It is probable that the

me to remind you of this, as it will continue in the VETERAN will fall into some one of their hands, and

hands of your Division Commanders. Let us all I would not like for them to think I had gone to ly- then work together as one man, and we will yet see ing in my old age."

the unveiling of a number of monuments, not only The VETERAN does not approve titles where they in this Department. but throughout the South. were not officially earned(?)— "Earned" is not the word, for many a private earned honors worthy the highest title-General.

P. K. McMiller, Secretary of Camp Hardee, Bir

mingham, Ala., writes that he wants to procure a B. R. Parks, Newbern, Tenn.: "You are doing a , “

copy of "The Battle of Gettysburg, written by a good work for the Southern cause." Let all who' Capt. Young of the Federal army. Who can give so believe tell it to others.

him the address of the publisher?

COMPANY F, 26TH N. C. INFANTRY.

THAT HAMPTON ROADS' CONFERENCE.

W. H. Brooker writes from San Antonio, March BY CAPT. R. M. TUTTLE, now a minister at Cisco, Tex.

27, 1895, to the Houston, Texas, Post, sharp denial

of the Statement over and over made, and lately emOne of the greatest honors ever conferred upon

bodied by Mr. Henry Watterson in one of his lectme, in a civic, or military sense, was a Captain's commission from the Confederate government,

ures, that Mr. Lincoln said, at the Hampton Roads'

Conference, “Write Union at the top of the paper whereby I became commander of Company F, of the Twenty-sixth Regiment of North Carolina Vol

and you can put what you choose besides."

Mr. Brooker states that in 1872 he was a visitor at unteers. I had the honor of leading those gallant

Crawfordville, and on that occasion several promimen in the battle on the gory field in front of Gettysburg, and its gun-crowned “Cemetery Hill,"

nent statesmen of Georgia were there visiting the July, 1863.

Sage of Liberty Hall-men who espoused the cause

of the Confederacy-and Mr. Stephens went back to The Company went into action with eighty-eight men, and three commissioned officers--the Captain

the war to give his views at large. In the conversaand two Lieutenants-making in all, ninety-one offi

tion he spoke of the warm personal friendship ex

isting between Mr. Lincoln and himself, a friendcers and men. It was indeed a fateful field to us, for every officer and every man of the rank and

ship that grew strong and mutual during their sitfile, was either killed or wounded. Thirty-one,

tings in the National Halls of Congress, when in

cidentally the Hampton Roads' Conference was dismore than one third of the number, were killed outright, or died from wounds. There were in the

cussed pro and con by several present. In the course

of the discussion he, being much younger than the Company three sets of twins, of whom five were

others and perhaps retiring, said to Mr. Stephens killed or mortally wounded, and there were sixteen men of the same family connection, by the

"Mr. Stephens, all know your warm personal friendname Coffey.

ship towards Mr. Lincoln, and your high estimation Again, and afterward, at the battle of Bristol

of his integrity and ability, why did you not preStation, the Company went into the engagement

sume on this and urge a dissolution of the war on

terms honorable to your section and your people?" with thirty-four (34) men and officers, of whom, in a few brief moments, thirty-two (32) were killed or

“I shall never forget the breathless silence that

pervaded the hall, while Mr. Stevens began his rewounded. Six or seven

were left dead in that dreadful carnage.

ply: While the conference was in session some Company F had some romance connected with it.

matters were discussed, but Mr. Lincoln always

turned upon unconditional surrender, and he would In 1862, a young woman, in man's attire, joined its ranks, received the bounty of $50.00, donned the

use his good offices to ameliorate the condition of the South.

After the conference broke I gray uniform, buckled on the regulation accoutre

tried to draw Mr. Lincoln into conversation on ments, and, with gun in hand, drilled and did the duties of a veteran soldier for some time. Finally,

friendly terms, and when I mentioned the dissoluto the great merriment of the whole army, she

tion of the war, he grew restive and said: Nothing

but unconditional surrender,' abruptly parted, took made herself known. Then, after having returned

his cabin with Mr. Seward on his man-of-war and the bounty money, and replaced the suit of Dixie Gray with a woman's gown, she went back in hap

ordered the Captain to steam back to Washington.'” py mood, and with an enlarged acquaintance, to her mountain home, under the Gian“ mountain.

Captain Albert Gallatin Hudgins, late of the C. The First Colonel of the Twenty-sixth Regiment S. Navy, died at Richmond, Va., January 4, 1895. was the late, and lamented Senator Z. B. Vance, of Capt. Hudgin's left the Naval Academy at AnBuncombe county, N. C. The Brigade commander

The Brigade commander napolis, Md., in 1861, and was commissioned a Lieuat Gettysburg, was the Hon. John J. Pettigrew, tenant. He served with Capt. Semmes, and was who surrendered his noble life for the Sunny South captured at sea, taken to New York, and imprisoned at Falling Water on the retreat. His birthplace, I in "The Tombs” for eighteen months. After his believe, was Charleston, S. C.

release and exchange, an attack of fever confined I make the brief statements above, because justly him to his home for months. When able to report merited by the company; and, at this time, because for duty, he was engaged in several expeditions in of recent references by the press as to its casualties Virginia waters. He went to sea afterward with at Gettysbury, Pa.

Capt Taylor Wood, but was captured after a time, They were, indeed, a splendid band of chivalrous and imprisoned on Island in Charleston Harmen, and with great powers of endurance. They bor under the fire of our guns. After his exchange were born and reared, for the most part, in Caldwell from there, he served in the army until the end. county, N. C., and right under and among the Blue Ridge and Grandfather mountains. Multiplied J. M. Arnold, Newport Ky., seeks information: honors would I bestow upon the many of them who Cleburne's (my) Division's battle flag was a blue sleep, and upon the remnant among the living! field with a white center and was bordered with

I have now in preparation a sketch of this famous white, while all other divisions carried the Southern Company, whose record in battle, it is believed, is (St. Andrews) cross. If I remember correctly, we unparalleled in the annals of war.

were permitted to carry this flag by act of Congress. [The above was sent to the VETERAN as original, Can you inform me again what the significance of but it has been published elsewhere in like manner.] the fiag was? (Who can answer?-Ed. VETERAN.]

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