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longed to our family, and many of my
boyhood days were spent in rambling
in and about them, and every spot was
thoroughly familiar to me. I have re
visited them at intervals since, the last
time being since the summer just
passed. They are perhaps less changed
than any fortifications I have ever seen,
after so long a lapse of time since their
construction. They are practically in
tact, even some of the headlogs remain
ing in position on the breastworks. I
attribute this to the fact that their loca
tion in this mountain pass is upon soil
too rugged, steep and uneven ever to
be disturbed by the implements of the
agriculturalist. Time alone has made
the changes in them (except the borrow
ings of the “relic hunters” who only
upturn the soil without changing the
location of the lines). These works will
remain for years, if undisturbed, show
ing plainly their relative bearing and
positions, and any visitor can become
familiar with them after a little observa
The strength of their arrangement
for defense is to me one of the realistic
teachings of what war means. Hoping
this is as full as you desire,
I am sincerely your friend,
S. W. Wilkes.
Letter from One who was in
the Fort during' the Battle.
Allatoona, Ga., Nov. 10, 1800.
Mr. Jos'ph M. Brown :
Dear Sir —In reply to the inqui
ries contained in your letter of Oct.
81st, I will state that with my
brother I was in Allatoona on the
night of October 4, 1864, when the
place was surrounded by Confeder
ates under General French.
Early next morning for sa f ety we
went into the fort on the west side
of the railroad, and were there dur
ing the battle that day. General
Corse commanded on the west side
of the railroad, and was in this fort
all the latter part of the fight.
The Federate fought desperately,
and after they lost the fort across
the Cartersville road they were very
much disheartened. They could
get no water without exposing them
selves to a deadly fire; and it was
very much needed, especially by the
During the latter part of the en
gagement I frequently heard it said
they were nearly out of ammunition.
They were on the point of giving
up the fight several times. The
command “Cease firing,” was given
by somebody, and pissed around
the fort, but then some of the offi
cers rallied the men a little.
If the attack had been kept up a
little while longer the fort would
have been certainly taken ; but to
the surprise of the Federate, 'heir
enemy’s fire slackened and the Con
federates retired from the front of
the fort. The Federate at this time
were at a loss to understand this
movement, when they themselves
were nearly ready to surrender.
They seemed momentarily to ex
pect a renewal of the attack from
some other quarter. They remained
quietly in the fort for nearly or quite
three quarters of an hour after the
Confederates retired. Bub when
they found that the Confederates
would not renew the fighting there
was a great rally in the fort. Then
there was some desultory firing at
the Confederates on the south of the
fort near the depot and station.
The Federate did not sally out of
the fort until the Confederates were
gone entirely out of sight.
W. M. Denton.
The Lone Grave.
BY PAUL DRESSER.
“The Lone Grave” is situated on the Western
& Atlantic R. R., between Chattanooga, Tenn.,
and Atlanta, Ga. A plain board marked the rest
ing place of a Soldier. Name “unknown.”
None could tell whether he had been a Federal
or Confederate. The section hands, when laying
the track, discovered the Grave, sodded it over
beautifully, and placed a head-stone over it
bearing the above inscription. The traveler’s
attention is always called to this spot, and the
trains “slow up” in cder to give all an opportu
nity to see it. Let this bean Olive Branch to the
North aid South to be again a united people.—
A story I’m going to tell of a grave
In the South where a brave soldier fell.
For liis cause he now sleeps by the side of a
What his colors none able to tell.
A plain, simple board, rudely carved, that
That was left to remind one of that sacred
The words, as we traced them, were simple
“A soldier sleeps here, Oh! forget me
The lone grave is there by the side of the
It contains a wanderer who never came
And when he appears on the great Judge
Our Father’ll not ask, “Was your suit blue
There’s a mother that sits by a fireside to
She is thinking of days long gone by ;
And she pictures “a loved one who went to
But returned not,” she says, with a sigh.
If the mother could know that her boy
Undisturbed by the march or the ] ro
gress of time,
What feelings would haunt her, what
thoughts would she have,
Sobs, tears and heart-aches, what sadness
Defeated but Honored.
The Kennesaw Gazette eschews
politics consistently, but it cannot
refrain from saying a word about
the recent municipal election in
Atlanta, and thereby paying a de
served tribute to one of her most
worthy citizens. We refer to Mr
A. L. Kontz, who was a candidate
We suppose there is no doubt in
any one’s mind of the fact that he
would most assuredly have been
elected but for the legal question
thgt was raised as to his eligibility.
The amended charter of the city
forbids any one holding a munici
pal office being elected Mayor, but
as this amendment was adopted
alter Mr. Kontz had been elected
councilman we cannot see how any
one could have possibly supposed
this would affect him without over
riding the constitution of the United
States, which says that no State
shall pass any ex post facto law.
However, there were enough ten
der-foots among the voters to influ
ence the result adversely to Mr.
He came out of the contest, how
ever, with more honor than any
candidate we have seen running for
office this year, and to day occupies
a higher place in the respect and
kind regards of even those who
voted against him than any one we
know in similar circumstances.
Here's to better luck to you in all
the future,Mr. Kontz 1
The W. & A. R. R. runs sixteen
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THE KENNESAW GAZETTE.
1 The prophet, longing for the communion of the
sanctuary. 4 sheweth how blessed they are that
dwell therein, He prayeth to be restored unto
To the clref Musician upon Gittith, A
Psalm for the sons of Korah.
HOW amiable are thy tabernacles, O
Lord of hosts!
2^My soul longeth, yea, even'fainteth for
the courts of the Lord ; my heart and my
flesh crieth out for the living God.
3 Yea, the sparrow hath found an house,
and the swallow a nest for herself, where
she may lay her young, even thine altars,
O Lord of hosts, my King, and my God.
4 Blessed are they that dwell in thy
house; they will be still praising thee.
5 Blessed is the man whose strength is in
thee; in whose heart are the ways of them.
6 Who passing through the valley of
Baca make it a well; the rain also filleth
7 They go from strength to strength, ev
ery one of them in Zion appeareth before
8 O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer:
give ear, O God of Jacob. Selah.
9 Behold, O God our shield, and look
upon the face of thine anointed.
10 For a day in thy courts is better than
a thousand. Iha 1 rather be a doorkeeper
in the house of my God, than to dwell in
the tents of wickedness.
11 For the Lord God is a sun and shield :
the Lord will give grace and glory : no
good thing will he withhold from them that
12 O Lord of hosts, blessed is the man
that trusteth in thee.
Tlie Blessing of God.
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Atlantic Railroad makes the largest
showing of net earning* of any rail
road in the south, and that this fact
is especially noticeable in view of
the fact that it is not a part of any
“That’s easy to answer,” said Mr
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ager. “It is because of the Lvor
and grace of God. While its man
agement and employes have worked
with zeabus and careful industry,
yet these would have amounted to
naught but for the blessing of a
merciful Providence. This has long
been the plain reason, to my mind,
for the unequaled prosperity of the
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