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A DARING RAIDER.
GRACEFUL TRIBUTE OF GAL
LANT FOE TO GENERAL
JOHN H. MORGAN.
Dash Into Ohio and ImliMiia—Twenty
Days’ Rid** Through Enemy’* Coun
try—loo,ooo Militia <’,»ried Out to
Suppress 2,000 Confederates Under
Morgan an i Dull •.
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The rain was pouring in torrents as
night fell o\er oar camp at Somerset,
Ky., July 1, ISO;! We were hugging
ourselves in congratulation over the tact
that we had a goo l dry camp, and pulled
GENERAL .iOHN II MORGAN.
our tent flaps tight to keen out the storm
as we settled down to a quiet night’s
rest, at peace with all the world, for
that night anyhow. We were light
hearted youngsters, and “home” was
wherever night overtook us.
Iu a lull of the storm the quick gallop
of a courier was heard. In an instant
he reined up at 'the tent of our com
mander, Colonel Israel Garrard of the
Seventh Ohio cavalry, to whom he
banded an order, which read: “You
will report for duty with your regiment
within one hour from receipt of this or
der, your troops to be supplied with
two days’ rations and 40 rounds of am
munition per man, one ambulance to
accompany your regiment.” This order
had a businesslike ring.
Under the adjutant’s order the ohief
bugler sounded “boots and saddles.”
As the notes of bugle fell upon the
camp the cavalrymen thrust their heads
out of their little “put tents” and gave
Within a few minutes we wero look
iug back with lingering eyes upon our
nice dry camp as wo rode away in one
of tbe heaviest downpours of rain we
had ever experienced.
Reporting to tho commander of our
brigade we were informed that General
John Morgan was about to cross the
Cumberland river ou one of his periodic
al raids through Kentuoky. This in
formation was given to the troops and
was received with tumultuous cheers,
as we were particularly anxious to have
a tilt with Morgan’s men.
Our regiment, tbe Seventh Ohio cav
alry (1,200 strong), was recruited in
southern Ohio, iu the counties border
ing tbe Ohio river. A considerable por
tion of General John Morgan’s coin
maud was recruited from the countiel
of northern Kentucky, bordering th*
Ohio river directly opposite our homes.
Thus wo were by no means strangers tfl
each other and may be said to have been
Arriving at the Cumberland rives
above Burksville, we found Morgan
with his division of cavalry occupying
FORDED THE RAGING TORRENT,
the south bank of the river. For a day
or two we had skirmishing, "give and
take. ” The river was fordable in many
places, and we did not expect to hold
Morgan on the south bank of the river
if it was his desire to come over to onr
side. In fact, we rather preferred that
he should come over. About July 4
Morgan had found it possible to cross
the river at numerous fords, and we
were called in from our picket duty to
join in the pursuit.
This was the start of Morgan's fa
mous raid, which extended aoross the
states of Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio.
As Morgan proceeded northward
across the state of Kentucky he came
across small garrisons of Federal troops
guarding important plaoes. At Green
River he oalled upon Colonel Moore of
a Michigan regiment to surrender his
force to save the effusion of blood. This
Federal officer replied that his superior
officer had stationed him at that point
for the purpose of effusing blood, and
the effusion would begin right away if
Morgan desired. Morgan acoepted the
ohallenge and made the attack, and one
of his own brothers was killed at this
point. Morgan did not have time to
continue the attack and withdrew,, con
UmflnjTiiis march northward, with our
pursuing force “pushing him along."
We expected Morgan to turn east before
striking the Ohio river, but in this wo
were mistaken, as upon arriving at
Brandenburg, seme 40 miles below
Louisville, he seised pussing steamboats
and landed his force in Indiana. Fol
lowing his trail, we reached Branden
burg just in time to see Morgan's rear
guard disappear over the river bank, go
ing north in Indiana. His rear guard
stopped long enough to wave their bats
at us and bid us goodby. The steam
boats tbey hud used in crossing were at
that moment bursting into flames and
bumßd to the water's edge, tied fast to
the Indiana shore.
Other steamboats were hurriedly ob
tained, and our pursuing farce hastily
LAWRENCEVILLE, GEORGIA, FRIDAY. APRIL 21,1801).
CONFEDERATE MEMORIAL DAY.
Wednesday, April 26, 1899.
transferred across the river, men and
horses*being tumbled ab©ar3~ the boats
in quick order aud tumbled off the boars
as quickly when on tbe other side.
The appearance of Morgan’s men on
the north bank of the Ohio river created
consternation in Indiana and Ohio. The
governor of Indiana called out the home
guard to the number of 50,000, and as
Morgan's advance turned toward Ohio
the governor of the Buckeye .State called
60,000 “squirrel hunters” into the field.
It mnst be borne in mind that iu
ride across three states in 15
days be swept his line of march, and
for some distance on each side, absolute
ly dean of horses, giving his own com
mand frequent remounts, but leaving
ns, bis pursuers, entirely without re
mount for the whole distance. Boiled
down to few words, Morgan’s force
had two horses for every man. while
Hobson had two men to each sadly worn
horse. Morgan’s force when it started
from tbe Cumberland river was exceed
ingly well mounted, having some of
the best blooded horses from Kentucky
—horses capable of long and rapid
marches. He set the “pegs” for us and
set them high every day. The longest
march made by Morgan's command at
one stretch was DO miles in 24 hours,
this being the jump ho made from a
point in Indiana west of Cincinnati to
Williamsburg, 0., on the east of Cin-.
Morgan’s force did not exoeed 2,500
troopers when he invaded the states
north of the Ohio river, possibly 800
less. I think 2,000 would be a fair fig
ur© to name for the number of troops
ho led into Indiana.
On the 18th of July, our regiment,
with the Secoud Ohio cavalry and the
Eighth Michigan cavalry, all under the
command of Colonel A. V. Kautz, was
pushed ahead of Hobson’s column, aud
at daylight of July 19 struck Morgan’s
command in the valley of the Ohio river
near Buffington Island, where the en
emy had been delayed by fogs, waiting
for daylight to cross the Ohio river. At
the moment of our arrival the forces of
General Judah had also arrived, com
ing up the valley of the Ohio river,
while we debouabed from the river hills,
and the gunboats were holding the fordi
of the Ohio river.
Wo were ordered to attaok immedi
ately, and under Colonel Garrard’s di
rections I rode back along the line of
the Seventh Ohio oavalry, ordering the
companies formed into columns of fours.
Our numbers were few, and I remember
Lieutenant Sum B. Johnson, who com
manded Company M of our regiment,
told me that he bad only one set of
fours. Captain William T. Burton of
Company B had four or five sets of
fours. Of our entire regiment, 800 or
900 strong when we started from the
Cumberland river, we did not now
show up over 200 men, the remainder
having been dismounted by reason of
disabled horses and scattered along onr
trail for a distance of 500 miles.
When the “guidons” of General
Hobson’s advance fluttered in the breeze
of the Ohio valley that July morning,
Generals Morgan and Duke knew that
the jig was np. We formed within
plain sight of Morgan’s foroe, and with
bat slight resistance to the Federal at
tack Morgan's entire foroe fled in dis
order. Wo pursued as rapidly as the
ooudition of onr poor horses wonld per
mit and many of the enemy seeing that
further effort was useless, their supply
of ammunition being nearly exhausted,
surrendered then and there.
After our pursuit at this point bad
oeased a Hag of truce was brought to
Colonel Garrard by a Confederate off!
car, who stated that Oolonei Howard
Smith and a few other officers and
men of Morgan’s command were in the
woods near by, having been out off from
their command, and knowing the use
lessness of further effort would surren
der if an officer was sent to reoeive them.
Adjutaut Allen and Lieutenant McOol
gen of the Seventh Ohio oavalry were
sent to receive mem and escort thorn tu
On the way to reoeive these Confed
erates they were met coming to oor
lines nnder escort of a sergeant of the
Eighth Michigan oavalry whom they
accidentally met in the woods. These
prisoners were received by the writer of
these lines, who was greatly surprised
to learn that General Basil Duke, Mor
gan’s chief lieutenant, was in oompany
with Colonel Howard Smith. General
Duke bore bimself with dignity, ami I
would not have known that I bad him
with the other prisoners if one of his
own men bud not accidentally disclosed
bis identity to me. One of the Confed
erate officers with General Dnke gave
me a little Confederate flag about the
size of two bands I accepted this little
Sag and asked the officer his name. He
replied, "Captain Hines." I have the
little flag yet. "fie jests at sours that
never felt a wound.” This quotation
suggests itself by reason of the fact
that under the varying fortunes of war,
some mouths after the events written
of in the foregoing, in a sharp cavalry
engagement in east Tennessee, I found
myself a prisoner of war in the hands
of the Fourth Kentucky cavalry, on# »f
The prisoners capture?! by the Seventh
Ohio cuvalry near Buffington Island
Panoplies of leaf and bough,
Wreaths of greenery. Vine and spray,
Bring thoir glowing splendor now
in garlands for Memorial day.
Blossom)!.;; beauty stars tbe grass
In forms of gruoe, with varied hue.
Even tbe fleecy clouds that pass
Springtime's wondrous uharms review.
Blandly, too, the zephyr’s breath
Stirs with tender touch the flowers,
To say that rising life, not. death,
Is master of these golden hours.
For who can deem our heroes dead
When April’s blossoms crown their sleep
And every grave is garlanded ?
On fame’s bright scroll their names we
Bomewhore in dimes of fairer hne
Than cornea to any earthly May,
To honor and to duty true,
Life must have come to them And they
No more in conflict or In toil
Need mingle in stern battle’s roar,
In realms where nothing shall assoil,
And life Is theirs forevermore.
Though dumb today the cannon's mouth,
While beauty springs from bud and sprajr, ;
And all the winds are soft and south,
Let reverence crown Memorial day.
Joel hbn tom.
were turnod over to the Federal officer
in charge of prisoners at Cheshire, 0..
and with this our connection with tha
Morgan raid ended. General Morgan
himself was not eaptnred until soma
days later, but the raid ended at Buf
fington Island, and the subsequent
flight of Morgan with bis detachment
of a few hundred men did not avail him
From the time of Mcrguu’s landing
on the Indiana side of the Ohio river
until the surrender at Buffington Is
land not less than 100,000 militia
comprising the “Home guard” were
called into the field to “suppress biin.”
The force of veterans under General
Hobson who pursued Morgan from
"start to finish’’ comprised ahont 8,000
oavalry. Morgan gave us “a good run
for our money," but we got there in
spite of all his efforts to prevent ns.
One cau but admire the dash, skill
and courage of Morgan and Duke which
enabled them to lead their 2,0U0 troop
ers on snob a raid.
Theodore F. Allen,
Brevet Colonel U. S. Volunteers.
Nothing Military About Them.
"I was once commanding a military
district,’’ said a tall, soldierly looking
man who was talking with a group of
others, "when a raw, redheaded man
came into headquarters and announced
that he had brought a oompany of 100
men for muster in. I told him to go out
and get them into line and 1 would look
them over. When I went M the parade
ground he stood before a rabble of men
and was scratching bis bead, trying to
think of the necessary order. At last he
shouted, with considerable interlarded
“ ‘Get into rows! Gefiutorowsl Ain’t
they anything military about ye?’
"That fi How afterward became one
jf the best drillmastors in the army. ”
Memorial Day In Other laanda.
The police of Paris are called upon
every year to suppress wbat would be,
if allowed to proceed, a decoration serv
ice. Tbe leaders of the Red party make
the effort every year between May $8
ttnd May 2ti to decorate the graves of
tbe men who fell in tbe rank* of the
commune. But aside from these there
are no decoration days in France.
Neither is there a holiday in England
which resembles in tbe least the Amer
ican Memorial day.—lixohajjge.
Aberdeen sends $330,000 wort h of cat
tle to London every week.
Blackbirds have remained all winter
at Morn, Sherman county, Ore .
At Quincy, Mich., a hen was buried
whirl) had readied the age of almost
Pause, O nation, reunited-
Pause ami sited a tear today
To the mein’ry of the soldiers
Dead tor many and many a May!
Man-hed away as brave men, hearing
Call of country, yours and mine,
From the hillside and the valley,
From the hemlock and the piue.
Hearts uleup aud pulses bounding.
Loyal, whether gray or blue;
Loyal, whether cross or descent;
Duty—that was all they knew
Oh, the glory of their story!
Oh, tho graves that dot the plain!
Oh, the mournful tale of buttles!
Oh, the partings and the pain I
Years and voars the grass has Mowaoiaed,
Faded, died, their gruvoe upon;
Years and years, yet not for gotten.
Mem'rU-H such as theirs live on.
And upon fame’s sacred altar,
Writ ’mid deeds of heroes, gk»w
Names of these, onr soldiers, sleeping,
“Soldiers, ” neither friend" nor "font"
And as soldiers weave them garland*,
Bose and lily o’er them spread;
Love and tears—a nation’s tribute
To a nation’s glorious dead.
CONFtDtff ATL REUNION.
Veterans to Gather at Charleston by
the Sea lti May Next.
General John B. Gordon, commander
in-chief United Confederate veterans,
has published the official announcement
of the unnual reunion, which will bo
held in Charleston May 10, 11, 12 and 13.
The ladies’ memorial association com
mittee of Charleston have invited the
veterans to participate in their memo-
general j. r. oonooN.
rial ceremonies at Magnolia cemetery
on May 10, and the annual parade will
occur on tho first instead of the last
day of the reunion as heretofore.
The reunion Ibis year promises to be
the most enjoyable in the history of the
association May is a delightful mouth
in Charleston and the veterans will es
cape the sultry July heat which they
have suffered on previous occasions,
The city will spare no effort to enter
tain tlio visitors, and hearts and homes
will he- open to the rapidly thinning
ranks of the heroes who followed Lee.
The historic city wiil be full of inter
est lo tin- veterans. Among those who
will welcome the visitors will be many
who cheered tile boys in gray when
Beauregard’s guns opeued on Mini ter.
There will be tender reminiscences of
the first exciting days of the war. Old
Charlestonians who have clung to their
beautiful and Ik-loved city through
earthquakes, flame and flood will recall
thgt memorable April morning in ’6l
when they were rou-nd from fitful
slumber at early dawn iiv the guns of
Fort Johns n for Mt rater had been
fired on. They will tell of the rush of
the populate n to the water trout, of
house tops covered with people who
cheered every shot, m tender farewells,
of teui ul players of mothers, sisters,
wives and sweethearts who sent forth
their loved ones to battle And they
will rerail with kindling eyes now ap
prehension gave way to enthusiasm as
the day wore on, and the guns of
Moultrie, Fort Johnson and Cummings
Point played on Sumter until the white
flag floated from her hatileinents.
A RIEiTEKi L ENEMY
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viu tlon. |
On Memorial day in 1895 Mrs.
I Sarah Doivcn of Hoboken paid her an
j uuul visit to Cypress Hills oonaetery to
.Iccornte her busbund’s grave. Mrs.
Bowen was in such poof, almost indi
l gent, circumstances that even the trip
:to Brooklyn, not reckoning the money
expended for flowers, was a strain on
her slender resources. sbe was a vefcer
»n e widow, aud the $8 a month pen
sion allowed her on that account by tbe
uational government was all she had to
support horself-and an invalid daughter.
Nevertheless, she bad performed her ob
ligations to the memory of tho brave for
18 consecutive years with leligioua de
When she arrived on the ground or
this occasion, her nervous system re
ceived such a shock thufc she was obliged
to lean against a railing adjacent to
save herself from falling.
“What is the meaning of this?” she
: murmured, closing her eyes and open
| ing them again in the expectation that
hhe was laboring under an optical tlelu
j bit ill.
The cause of the widow's astonish
ment was a change that had taken place
: in the grave since her last visit. It was
I covered with flowers, it was bordered
with evergreen plants, and a handsome
granite column rose at its head, with
tho subjoined inscription engraved in
! deep black letters:
“Sacred to the Memory of Edward (1
Bowen, a Brave Soldier and Loyal
The widow glanced wonderingly to
the right and left. She looked up and
down, but there was no mistake. The
srave was that of her husband. But
what a metamorphosis had been effected!
While deliberating as to what she
wonld do in the promisee a tall, mili
tary looking gentleman of aristooratio
bearing and with an empty sleeve
alighted from a carriage near by and,
taking a wreath from under its scat,
approached ihe grave. He hesitated
when be saw tho widow, and their eyes
met. Hers had a questioning look in
them , his one of deprecation, as if he
were u trespasser.
“Madam," ho said, placing the
wreath un the grave and lifting his bat
as he would to a duchess, “have I the
"This is my husband's grave, ’’ she re
plied. with an almost imperceptible
strain of jealousy in her voice.
“Then I must offer an apology and
sn explanation. I should have consulted
you before effecting alterations here,
and so, in fact, I would, only I could
not find yon, though I tried hard.”
“It whs very kind of you, sir,” said
Mrs. Bowen. "You would find it bard,
for no one in Brooklyn knew that I had
moved to Hoboken.’’
“This is my explunutiou, ’’ said the
gentleman after a pause. “My name is
Charles J Gray—Judge Gray I am i
culled in South Carolina-—and 1 am an
ex-Coufedi rate soldier. 1 belonged to
tho Montgomery guards and served in
the Army of Northern Virginia the last
two years of the war. You must know
—though perhaps you don’t—that some
times Federal and Confederate soldiers
in the fluid Were excellent friends, es
pecially when doing outpost duty to
gether, if I may use snob a word. It of
ten occurred that nothing but a fence
separated our sentinels and that, instead
of firing at each other, we chatted so
ciably and exchanged views on the situ
ation. Our superiors did not sanction
tide, but they connived at it. On the
night of the fourth day's battle of the
Wilderness 1 was posted as sentinel on
tho extreme front of our lines. On tha
other side of u picket fence was a young
man of the One Hundred and Forty
foortli New York regiment, his name—
well, there it is engraved on that stone.
We entered into conversation. I gave
him a plug of tobacoo, he gave me some
ooffeo, and we became quite friendly.
I had not closed my eyes in two days. I
was utterly exhausted and would have
given the whole world for one honr’i
"Poor fellow,’’ said the widow, com
miserating not the elegant gentleman
in front of her, but the ragged, war
worn soldier of one and thirty years
ago; “it was terrible.’’
“It was, madam. I told my Yankee
enemy that I was ready to drop and
begged him not to take advantage of
me. He laughed.
“ ‘Bit down on that stone,’ he •add.
' lean your hack against the fenoe and
sleep. I’ll wake you up. when your re
lief comes along. ’
“It may seem incredible, but I took
bis advice, thus pluoiug my life in the
hands of a foe and a stranger. I slept,
oh, snob a sweet sleept I thought I had
been in slumber for a few minutes,
while in reality I had slept an boor,
when Ned Bowen roused me by throw
ing some water from his oantceu down
" 'Jump op, Johnny,’ he said, ’my
relief is coniine. Yon are all right, for
I received your officer of tha guard go
ing his rounds and he gave me the
countersign without suspicion. I guess
all the poer tallows like you are half
hsitaui or Uuv would have dueovarad
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mo trie*. Now don’t go to sleep main,
old mau. Good by. ’
“It appear* while tbe Uonfedernf*
nitfht officer was appproaebing, Ned
Bowen, heaven rest him, jumped over
the fence aud, failing to wake roe up,
took my rifle and challenged, thus plac-
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ing his life in imminent, peril. Wb
half an hour later I got baok to ,u o
guard tent, I learned that two othf.
sentinels had been found asleep on their
posts. They were shot Dhxt morniitp
and now, madam, you will, l trust, be
no longer surprised at thi* monument I
have ureoted to my preserver."
The widow extended bsr hand, while
tears of pride and emotion roiled down
“God bless you,” she said; “you
have a noble heart.”
Next day Mrs. Bowen received a let
ter Inclosing a treasury note for SI,OOO,
and since then ou the first day of every
month she gets a chock on the First Na
tional bank of Atlanta for SSO.
Edward P. Wehlkt. ,
A SOLDIER’S WARNING.
Fie Prophesied HU Own Death oa tbs
Hay lief ore the Hattie.
Many an old soldier can tell talas «ij
premonition and portent that would
convert the stoutest scoffer to a belief
in tho existence of what is indefinitely
termed by psycologista "tbs sixth
sense. ’’ The following remiaisoance r.f
the civil war. delivered by a whitj
bearded Ohio veteran, is a case in point.:
"Whoa the war broke ant,” said he,
“I was clerking rn a store over inGroa/n
county. Charley Shearer, who after
w -d became one of onr oisooit Judge?,
was employed in the same store. His
brother Frank aud I ware steady of the
same ago. One day i went norose tbe
stroet and enlisted. I was only lfl year i
old at tiie time, but I was sworn in.
Frank Shearer also enlisted, and we
went out together. He and I were mM*-
mntos aud chnme. A finer boy nevrr
llvod. We went throngh the hard cam
paigning of General Sherman and wero
with him in the Atlanta campaign.
Just the day before the battle of Resu::»
Frank came to me and said: ‘Andy, (
am going to be killed tomorrow. I know
that I will be shot early in tbe fight.'
I laughed at his fears, hot be said be
was telling the truth. I finally becam i
oonvinred myself that he may hav*o had
a premonition and importuned him net
to go into the battle. He said it would
not do for him to get a sick leave, even
if his health wus bad—he was jprt
about siok—for tbe boys would call him
a coward. A braver boy sever lived,
and I told him so. I finally got hiaomi.
sent to lot me go to the lieutenant colo
nel and get him detailed for headquar
ters work during the coming engage
ment. 1 did so, beiu'4 frank vsith tin
oolonsl and tolling him everything. H i
at onoa granted tbe reqaedt and wrotj
out the desired ordaf. I gave lb to
Frank that night aad thought he vs i
safe. The next morning, however, bo r
fused to obey and insisted that if L t
failed to go into battle with the rest r!
ns the boy* woold question hte brave: -
Wo went into the engagement, and
Frank fell dead at the firet volley fre.j
The First Confederate Flag Baptized.
Army, O. S. A.,
Charleston, May 1, 1881.
Sir—l have the honor to send you
by the bearer. Captain S. W. Fergnson,
South Carolina regulars, my regular
aid, and Lieutenant Colonel A. K. Chis
holm (aid to Governor Pickens), one of
my volunteer aids, the flag which
waved on Fort Monltrie during tbs
bombardment of Fort Sumter, and was
thrice ont by the enemy’s balls. Bern-;
the lirst confederate flag thns baptized,
I have thought it worth sending to the.,
war department for preservation. 1
should have brought it on myself, but
my present indisposition will prevent
me from leaving here for a day or two.
I remain, sir, very respectfully, yonr
G. T. Bf.aureouard,
Brigadier General Commanding.
To Hon. L. P. Walker,
Secretary of War.
Answered ihe Last Roll Call.
“On Fame’s eternal camping ground
Their silent tents are spread,
And glory guards with solemn round
The bivouac of the dead.”
The heroes of ’rii—’6o are fast passing
-way, death claiming a larger number
each year. The followingdistinguished
confederate veterans answered the last
roll call during 1898:
Jan. 8.-Ex-Governor L. S. Ross, at
College Station, Tex., aged 60.
Jan. 6.—General Johnson Hagood, at
Barnwell, S. U., aged 119.
Jan. 23 —Captain Thomas F. Hines,
called the “Brains of Morgan’s Cavalry
Corps,” at Frankfort, Ky. •
Feb. 27. —General W. B. Taliaferro,
in Gloucester county, Va., aged 78.
Feb. 28 —John Thomas Scharf.m New
York city, aged 56.
March 10. r- General Edward L.
Thomas, in Oklahoma.
April 9. —General James Ronald Chal
mers, a noted leader in Forrest’s cavalry
corps, at Meinnhis, aged 68
April 21.—United States Senator E.
C. Walthall, in Washington, D. C.,
The Chinese railway system, it is
saiil, is made up of two lines aggtjga
ting 293 miles in length.
Hazleton (Ind.) disputants went to
law over sixty cents' worth of chicken?
and the litigation cost them S4O.
Australian newspapers report the
complete disappearance of Metis It
land, which as late as 1890 projiv’ed
150 feet above the ocean
Travelers by rail in Brittany often
glide past Guingamp without remem
bering that it was here that was pro
duced that useful fabric, gingham.
The New Y'ork Labor Bureau of the
Salvation Army recorded during the
year of 1898, 2,033 applicants for wink,
and succeeded in finding positions for