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ATLANTA, GA., DECEMBER 1, 1890.
Our patrons will find some very
interesting reading on the first page
of this issue.
The above novel, by Mr. Joseph M.
Brown, has attracted marked attention
from the press, and is receiving un
It will be sent, post paid, to any ad
dress on receipt of 25 cents, and will
be found on sale in the leading book
stores and on the trains.
It is a pretty piece of press work
from the Record Publishing Co., At
The Mail Service.
Something seems to have gotten out
of whack with the United States mail
service. Some of our best subscribers
write to us or state to us that their
copies of our paper are frequently a
number of days late in arriving, and
that in some cases they do not get
them at all.
The Kennesaw Gazette emphat
ically states that the postal authorities
should correct this. There is no delay
at all in mailing the paper as soon as
it is received from the printer. We
hope this number will arrive promptly
after it is sent to the post office.
The Unknown Soldier’s Grave.
We give in .this issue a couple of
poems on the subj-ct of the un
known soldier’s grave in Allatoona
Pass Both were written before
their autho s knew -whether the oc
cupant had been a Federal or Con
federate soldier. It has for some
time b-en positively established,
however, that this was one who
wore the gray and marched under
the “bonnie blue flag” of the South.
In Mr. Brown’s article in this
issue of this paper, however, it
seems that it is possible that thi<
grave holds all that is mortal of
Col. W. H. Clark, of the 46th Mis
sissippi regiment, who was killed in
the a>saulton the Federal works, in
the battle of Allatoona. We trust
that the facts about this may be es
What word in the English language
has five syllables, in each of which is
the letter “i,” and which expresses
what is excited among the W. & A.
people every time any of its rivals try
to “down it?” Look, after you guess,
to the bottom of one of the columns of
Think of it! You can leave Cincinnati
after breakfast and get to Atlanta be
fore bed time that day if your ticket
reads over the W. & A. R. R.
THE BATTLE OF ALLA
A Masterly Presentation of the
The bulk of this issue of the Kenne
saw Gazette is given up to Mr. Joseph
M. Brown’s paper on the subject of the
battle of Allatoona. We have read
the article very closely as it has gone
through the forms, and are prepared
to state that it is in our opinion the
most thorough and exhaustive article
which has ever been written on this
subject. It gives to the public informa
tion on both sides which has never been
known up to this time. We consider
it as fair a presentation of the facts as is
possible to be made.
Mr. Brown has presented to the public
through the columns of the Kennesaw
Gazette the result of researches at odd
times within the past four years on this
subject; the results of his visits to the
battle-fields with Generals French and
Corse, the commanders of the two con
tending forces, and others who took
part in the bloody scenes of that event
ful October 5, 1864; and we may fur
ther add, the results of several hun
dred pages of correspondence with par
ticipants in the battle on both sides, as
well as of many scores of pages of official
r eports made by the two commanding
generals and their subordinate officers
to their respective governments.
Mr. Brown had prepared for this ar
ticle, and which we publish with it, the
only map extant of the battle-field of
Allatoona, showing its mountain ridges,
its ravines and fortifications, the town,
etc. He has furthermore secured two
photographs of the fortifications at Alla
toona, taken by a Federal artist in
1864, and has had cuts engraved from
copies of them, which we present here
with. The paper is, as our readers will
note, profusely illustrated with engrav
ings thoroughly characteristic of the
positions and scenes enacted upon them.
We have no doubt that this copy of
the Kennesaw Gazette will be more
highly treasured than any of its prede
cessors by the many who will read it.
It will be observed that we have doubled
the size of our paper, in order to fur
nish Mr. Brown’s article, and at the
same time give our usual amount of
other entertaining matter.
The Surviving- Officers of the
Battle of Allatoona.
It will probably be of interest to
some of our readers to know where
the leading survivors of the battle
of Allatoona now live.
Os the Confederates, General
French resides at Winter Park,
Fla. General Cockrell’s home is in
Warrensburg, Mo. He is United
States Senator from Missouri. Gen
eral Young lives near San Antonio,
Texas. General Sears is Chancellor
of the University of Mississippi, at
Oxford, Miss. Major Sanders is a
leading lawyer in Louisville, Ky.
Captain Kolb lives in Eufaula, Ala.
He is Commissioner of Agriculture
for the State of Alabama. General
Stewart is also living, and is one of
THE KENNESAW GAZETTE.
tanooga Park Commission. We do
not know his present address.
Os the Federals, General Corse is
postmaster of Boston, Mass. Col.
Tourtellotte is living, but we do not
know his addres-’. The other com
manding officers of regiments, etc.,
we are not posted about.
The Soldier’s Grave.
BY JOSEPH M. BROWN.
In Allatoona Pass, by the Western & Atlantic
Railroad, is the grave of an unknown soldier who
fell in the battle there Oct. 5, 1864.
“In the railroad cut there’s a lonely
Which the track-men hold sacred to
They have piled ’round it stones, and for
it they save
Every flower, when their task calls
“Away from the home of his love,
Away from his sweetheart or wife,
Away from his mother, whose pray
ers went above,
He gave for his country his life.
“We know not if, wearing the blue he
’Neath the ‘bright starry banner' ar
And, dying, that it o’er the mountain of
Might forever in triumph wave, prayed.
“Or we know not if, ’neath the bonnie
He rush'd forth, his country’s defend
Valiant, smote those who her cause
■ down would drag,
And only to death did surrender,
“That, God only knows ; and so in His
Let the secret unfathomed e’er rest;
But this we know that he died for his
And the banner he though was the
“Heav’n pity the dear ones, who pray’d
Heav’n bless them, and shield them
Heav’n grant o'er his grave to melt anger
And make brothers of those who were
foes ! ”
What Wives are For.
The Marietta Journal has a very
sensible article on the above subject,
in which, however, we note the follow
ing named as one of the golden quali
ties, or the like, viz:—“who will put
her lips to his ear and whisper words
Now we don’t agree with our cotem
porary about this. Why should a
wife put her lips to her hubby’s ear
and whisper words of counsel or love
to him when she can just as easily re
cline in her soft arm chair before the
fire, or look sweetly at him across the
well-laden breakfast table and talk
her counsel or love right out ?
If a wife loves her husband she has
just as much right to speak it out loud
as anybody else has to talk out on any
other subject. We are opposed to in
culcating lhe idea in the minds of
“Young America” that we must
“whisper words of counsel”or love. No,
sir, Mr. Journal, there’s nothing in a
wife’s love for her husband which ren
ders it improper for her to talk it out
loud. There is no need for her being
ashamed of it, but rather the reverse.
Hurrah! we say, for the wife who
will talk out as boldly in telling her
advice to or her love for her husband
as she will when she hollers across the
hall for Jim to bring in a hot waffle.
Letter from one of Lee’s Veter
ans, who knew what were
Allatoona, Ga, Nov. 10,1890.
Mr. Joseph M. Brown,
Dear Sir :
In reply to yours of Oct. 21st, I will
state that I first saw the fortifications at
Allatoona in 1867. They were then
in a fair state of preservation, showing
clearly what they were in 1864.
The walls of the fort on the west side
of the railroad were about ten feet high
from the bottom of the ditch on the
outside. This ditch was about five feet
deep, and the inside wall of the fort
about five feet high, the outside wall
sloping to the ditch. At the time of
the battle there was a large dwelling
house on the north of the Cartersville
road in iron tot this fort, distant from it
about one hundred yards. From a hol
low south of the road and in front of
this house there ran a line of breast
works nearly parallel to the road for
one hundred and fifty fronting
south. At about two hundred and fifty
yards from the fort this line crossed the
road and ran north for about forty or
fifty yards. These breastworks were
about four and one half feet high, in
cluding the headlog on top. Immediate
ly in front of the works were three lines
of pointed stakes set in t e ground, slant
ing up and out about three feet high.
In front of these stakes all the timber
was felled for about two hundred yards.
The timber was also cut down between
the fort and the outer line and to the
This feature of the works impressed
me at the time I saw it as being as strong
as any I saw in Virginia in 1864, and
must have formed a terrible imped
iment to attacking troops.
The gap between the north end of
thislineand the railroad was commanded
by the fort and detached rifle pits and
breastworks between the fort and near
The fort on the east side of the rail
road had less area; but was of the same
construction as that on the west side.
A line of breastworks similar to those
on the west side ran from the fort to a
hollow about one hundred yards from
the railroad. West of this hollow and
curving with it ran another to the rail
road cut and along it facing west. All
the timber in front of these lines was
felled to the farming landson Allatoona
On this creek in front of these works
there was a mill pond, and the Federals
added to the dam until the water cover
ed all the bottom and the hollow’s at
the foot of the ridge, so that all the
ground over which assaulting troops
could go to attack these forts and lines
was covered by the strongest kind of
The forts commanded all the ground
on the south side of the ridge, so that
there was no need of any other defen
sive works in that direction.
I. O. McDaniel.
Letter from one of the Leading
Citizens of Aliatoona.
Atlanta, Ga., Nov. 25, 1890.
Mr. Jos. M. Brown,
My Dear Sir:
In compliance with your request, I
have read the letters of Mr. I. O. Me.
Daniel and Mr. W. M. Denton. lam
fully aware of all the circumstances
enumerated in the former, and I have
heard Mr. Denton’s oral statement,
identical with that made in his letter,
more than once.
I first saw the fortifications about
Allatoona in the year 1867. The lands
upon which they stand, at that time, be-