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SIXTEEN YEARS MCER? -5
' - Th&Battle of Gaines TWlll.
The TorniDg Voint in M'Clelian's Carter.
U'ctH1F A.ltiiic&efl ana was Ke
'Ho JscksoD C&ine up and 1 he Texans
Six Hoars of the Hottest
I spent tbe-whole day riding over
the field of New and Old Cold -Harbors.-
McUlfcllatt's first great battle
with Johnston" brought on his second
with Lee. ; He Fought Johnston at.
Fair Oaks in the last days of May '
he coufrofited Lee at the Haiboi s in
the last days of June It is a coun
try of faims and forests, and hills and
plains.- Autumn was dropping its
ripe apples on the half-It vt led breast
works erected twenty years ago, and
tbe wild grape vines covered manv a
t fecar4eft on the tieesby ball and bul
let Htre are the swamps in which
l he dead and hvdnnded twere sncked
slowly dowrf.by the treaeherona ooze
US DUVIt ZlliU PLiCll UCY tlUUID lUCUi
here the slopes and fields aeross
Shicb, . Death rushed wth bloody
tndso 'rtlwrtt big Victims by -" the
thousand. At the top of this hill,
where Federal cannon thundered de"
s traction, a flock of sheep crop at
the short., dry herbage.' Down there
where the little creek steals softly
tinder the green banks and - noisily
rashes over the pebbles, the dead lay'
in heaps and the wounded crept- to!
the stream in such numbers that the
waters were dammed back and ed
dies of blood went circling round.
Here, behind Powhite Creek, where
Porter was massed, a school-boy
wonld.tell youthat infnntry would
havetrriblejiSyajitago. - All along
tl is ridge is a grand sweep for can
non, and in tbe ratines below a whole
division can find safe cover. Here
are vscaijslJto make ; yob wonder.
Gi e it limbs lopped off trees cut in:
ttfQ-t-rncks bfpken .atdTshater,ed-r
scar s of bullets on evefy 5 ! trunk' and
limb; "which 'was igrq wing here on
that J nne day lit is the only other
spot in the world resembling the
place at Port ; .Republic where the
Federal guns rweri maps4J, and jver ,
which men fought and died like de
mons. - There were thickets and jun
gits in tbepalh as battle-lines moved
that Jda. 1 -f neyaf e: here yefc 5 As i I
sit on the old earthworks, along the
Gaines' Mill road to smoke a cigar at
noonday, down'in those daik swamps
Hheowls scold eadi :othef ndhe
frogs cull out as if eTenjng had come. J
horse could draw a cart over these
fields, and,,yet it was here that bat
teries came into position at a gallop
whole divisions., cbargeel? thpus-
ands of men marched, fought', and
died. War may seek the reen
meadow or the dark j ungfe the hill
top or the dense forest.
a-4 -j " tnE -WABNfSO ; BELL. ' ''
McClellan bad been warned of the
approaching hurricane. His cavalry
pickets pad fefen driven; n fioni the
left batik of thelChickahominy;"Mead
ow Bridge had been seized by the
enemy; the green grass at Beaver
Dam hadrbfctB wet iwitb-blood; Jack.-i
son was reaching on fc bejond the
Federal flank. The bell ,bad tolled
its warning a warning- which, rcse
on vtha air above the shrieks of tbe
wounded and the roar of musketry
and cannon., Tbe warning was:
"Fall bick shorten- your Unes-rr
masa youjc artillery orT'- tte fidgee-
hide your infantryjn the aaymes.'-
yiUcvieujiH i: uau uwjtu.; nvusuu t
had atrAek-himriike .'thom1erboTty60ri ,mu
pu uet.wun jaw ariwzuy i--v iiir-
grjiu cqyjueBB jib H)Buen;.miioiHem
wfaicirmassed meriand8nnon where
hey6al4ot be flanked. r
ownthis winding, road i leading
pass- ipe yunjnuo f euerai pieitck
boiled lheirgQJeaBd mnnclied their
hard-tack at noon on the 27th of
A XL r-.T r.,. M , 1.1. J '- 1 -1111.1
Juhe, with the" birds singiDg in the
trees and the air filled with the lazy
hum xf i perfects peace, i Jackson's
cannon Founded in the distance, but
heiftiall wa' -quietness -and peace.
The noonday meal is just finished
when-straDge figures appear in ,the
road -in the fields -in the woods.
It is tbe advance of A. P. Hill. In
tbh,fyecon ia th peace is broken by
the pop of musketry and tbe cheers of
men The Federal picket gives 'way,
fighting at 'every tep, and founding
the alarm the Confederates push on
with a nBdnficfence vvhich proves that
battle fines are fbllowint. From the-
LMoGheetioose -to . -Powhite swamp
the alarm runs up and down tbe Fed
eral lines Lee is attacking!
THE FEDERAL POSITION.
Here on this ridge was the artil
lery. The Federal line ran to the
right to that farm house half-hidden
among the cherry trees to the left
to that bluff covered with trees and
under-growtb, while cavalry were
massed on either flank. Alng the
base of the ridge is a ravine the bed j
of a creek now. dry. A division of i
infantry occupied the ravine. Half !
way np the ridge I can still trace an
old breast work of logs. Behind
this defense was a second line of in
fantry. On the crest of tbe lidge I
can find the old rifle-pits and the
breastworks thrown up for artillery.
On that June day the ground in front
of this ridge was mostly clear. Here j
and there was a thicket here a glade
there a swamp here a few acres of
forest tbere five acres of open
ground. To reach the ridge every
Confederate must make a fair target
of himself. He must meet the terri
ble fire of three lines of infantry ris
ing one above the other, and tbe can--
non beyond will use nothing but
grape and cannister. It is a strong
er position than Lee had at Freder-
Independent in ;
JSEW BERNE, N.
ic'isburg-than Meade bad at Gettys- oi dtr came they rushed, forward with
burg than McClellan bad elsewhere heads down, as if the shower of death
in his campaigns'.: ,Civil engineers was a snow storm. Over' the . open
have said it was tbe stiongest posi- j gronnd across tbe bit of marsh-i-tion
of the wbole war. i ; j bnt no farther. Death met them
the fiest onslaught. ? ; there. 1 1 tore off legs and arms it
A. P Uiil had tbe dash of Jackson j left headless bodies it mangled hu'
in striking a swift blow. ; i Hardly j mn brings beyond recognition it
waiting to foim a line of battle, be j blotted bodies off the face of the
pushed his troops to tlio front in as- ) earth, leaving only a horrible smirch
sault. There was no spirit of reek- j of bloody atoms to tell that they had
lessness in that move. He knew life j bef n there. Again and again theso
Federal position J and its Terrible i charges were made, but they only
strength. It could not be flanked. I added to the awful siehts in the ODen
Could it be. carried by direct assanll
The way to answer that query vras to
advance. There was t no halting, to
parry and thrust and lock for a week
link in the chain. Gathering his di
vision in hand Hill flung it square at
the ridg. Twelve thousand Confed
erates, 2,000 of whom had never t eeri
a Federal soldier, moved, as one man
moved us the tornado which levels
forests and blots out landmarks.
I'he moment that grayvjsaMei&gs
into view 20,000 muskets open fire
fifty pieces of cianncn shake the earih
and-send tbeichoes into litchniond
and bpyond; K '
Can flesh and blood stand such a
fire? t The air screani3 with its bur
dens of death, and the i awful I fear
sways the tree-tops as in an autumn
gale. There is a rushof-feet-UaJieer
and out from under tbe snicke
cloud that gray division. dashes into.
th3 ravine dashes up the ridge and
over the logs springs to the 'very
crest and is among the f,uns. Neith
er storms of bullets nor walls of bay
onets had checked :t It was only
when the living wave had reached
the crest and .actually captured
some of the guns that the surprised
Federals rallied. Tbe recklessnes
the cold-blooded abandon of that
rush had.se timazed the defense ;tbat
many men sfood without firing a
shot. . f. - s
Cheers of vieoryj riil f shouts of
defiance rose above the trees and
floated down to Lonffstrelefcjsiffen in
preserve, but the .-sound cliedf away in
a wail, s t he; ederalavin .up
lifted it swept through the air, and
almost in a moment that gray divis
ion was hurled back to its start
ing ; point shattered, limping
blood-stained and a fifth of its num
ber lying dead behind it. It was
one of the most gallant dashes of
any war-Mt was a repulse sd !bldody
that mep shuddered at the sight. It
was the'men under Gregg who led
that assault it was the men under
Morell arid Sykes who hurled them
J f 1. "
The repulse was not enough As
the Confederates retired they were
followed by the Federals with a rush
which nothing could cheek for nearlv
halfafmile.- Back, back, back, and
for a time-It looked as if Hill would
W;;ali$bllaf- .It seemed beyond
human" power (o reorganize, those
shattered regiments, but it was ac
complished, and Hill stood up and
took .hi pounding like, the brave man
land tnfborQ huter j f .
At Giovetoi,, Pope hurled Kearn
ey at-acKson to pierce Ihh armor, i
Kearney eonld fall back and endan -
ffer nothing- Ill-ill had hnrled him
self at the center of the Federal posi
tion and been, repulsed. Jt driven
too far Longstreet would be taken
in flink Jackson's advance checked.
Thu- it was that tivhen the great
wave of bluO'liad rolletl over swamps
and thickets and woo?!p . and lields
untjl-its'imo'etrra was i weaken C(l. it
-leqrjdenly fcfand HillgairHn batt h
Lne.witn Aeet nrmiy. planted. ior an
defons, btfciuu-.wonKt not budgo a
tOOt: iY tWOS--DT'ilves-y dozens
hia ; Viifin xvent. jlnwrvwhp.rfi ffiev nttiod
f: . WdsffeBT attack.
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jthei Confederata armyaifafraftfng
for tha aiTural of Jackson, who Tiad
Deenre2a!lelr6Sn a move on the
Federal flaDk, He was coming, but
his advance found a foe at every step.
Hill worild be wip'ed out in' another
hour unless relieved. ..: ongsfppe-t
was ready to relieve him, not" 'w Kb
fresh troops, bnt by making ;in . at
tack on the Federal position higher
up squarely against Mr-rell's divis
ion, lie swept forward like a mighty
wind, coming eo suddenly against
tbe Federal position that the nctnc
of Hill's assault was reenact'-d. At
tbe first rush, Anderson's and Pick
ett's brigades were -carried owr the
lines of blue and right among the
smoking cannon. For ten minutes
that rocky crest was a scene of dread
ful carnage. Men used tbe bayonet
they clinched with lire hands
gunners wielded their rammers -cannon
were discharged with the foe
touching the muzzles. The mights
wind had struck a stone wall. The
wall stood firm. Ten minutes of that
awful fighting was enough for the
Confederates, and a strong volley
lifted them off their feet and hurled
SOME PliEADTTI. ft'OItK.
Warren's troops faced to the north
west, its lett flank near the road run
ning down across Powhite Creek to
Gaines' Mill, and connecting wi!h
Griffin's right. A part of f ong
street's men advanced on this high
way as the light opened, bnt never a
man lived to reach it. A Federal
battery, with infantry supports lying
in the dry roadside ditches, checked
every dash. It might well have
been said of the regiments pushed at
this battery that every man had lost
all consciousness of fear. As they
swung out of a belt of forest they
dressed their lines in the face of
grape, canister and bullets, which
cumbered the ground with dead be
fore a man had advanced. When the
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held over which the rederal torrent
of death swept unchecked. For an
hour Longstreet thundered at Mo
rell and Hill at Sykes, and then al
of a sudden there came
A DREAD SILENCE.
As if the voice of some man rising
above tbe crashof 50,000 muskets
and tbe roar of fifty cannon had com
manded it, there was almost absolute
silence. It was a lime for the ' brav
est to tremble. Nothing is so 'grim
in war as a sudden silence falling up
on a field of battle. Death is gath
ering it: bloody robes clear of "the 1
gronnij to shike a new blow. Men
re-fill their cartridge-boxes lines
are moved the artillery wheeled
about bloodshot eyes peer into the
woOds and ever the fields. What
meant that dreadful silence there
W" "JACKSON is here!" Y
A shout rose on Hill's left and ran
along the lines to Longstreet's right
Jackson had come np from Old Cold
Harbor, D. H. Hill on his left, Ewell
on his right. Each line ' was now
almost a half circle, but Jackson. had
scarcely, got into position on tbe,, left
before Slocnm came up to strengthen
the Federal, right. Midafternoon
had passed. The thick spots of for
est began to cast dark shadows The
whole Confederate army ' was "up-
McClellan could not give.- Porter
another man. . If he could not hold
his ground with what he had, : good
by to tbe entire Federal position be
fore Kichmond which had been
reached at such a cost of blood and
treasure. The cheers for Jackson
subsided and then the woods were so
still that men looked at each other in
From the Gaines' Mill road clear
around to Old Cold Harbar a wave
suddenly rises up and sweeps for
ward. The Federals hear it as it
starts. .It is. a roar in which the
voices of men -the. tramp of feet
the rumbie of "wheels and the gallop
of horses are '. combined. Jackson s
whole corps, with 1 the exception of
the Stonewall Brigade, is advancing.
The roar increases tho tramp comes
nearer, and almost at the same in
stant 30,000 muskets crash into the
same echo. r. Hood's Texans rush for
ward like a thunderbolt, but they are
checked by a fire, so rapid and de
structive, that men fall flat to es
cape it Hill Seeks to overlap Bu
chanan's right flank, but a swamp
blocks his path, and in ten minutes
he is not even able to hold his gronnd.
Hood, too, ; is being pressed
slowly back, when up thun
ders a score of Confederate guns to
1 his relief, and now it is a death grap
pie all along the line, l he roar of a
dozen Niagaras would have been
drowned in that crash of battle. Men
j do not hear; if they see the line mov
ing to the right or
letr, they move
with it. They advance fall back-
load and fire. The Confederate shot
and shell cut oft whole tree
tops sever trunks of trees send
great rocks whirling through
the air. Logs and limbs are
torn out of the breastworks, and
become .agents of destruction. A
shell bursts where a score of men
are crowded together, and when the
j smoke lifts, the spot is bare of
A RUSH OF DEVILS
i Hill's rush when first attacking
I was to be outdone. After the terri
; ble cannonade had lasted half an
I hour, the Stonewall Brigade was ad-
vanced to reinforce D fl. Hill on tbe
; left. In half an hour more the sun
would be down. If the Federals
; could hold the lino an hour more
i they could hold it forever. The
! roar of cannon died away all at once,
and the whole Confederate army ad
; vanced. Hood's brigade of Texans
' formed behin I a thicket, through
which shot and shell from the Fed
eral guns were moving swaths four
feet wide. As they moved out they
lushed. Grape and canLter were
exchanged for shot and shell, Vut
still the lines advanced, over ground
into which men tank to the kaees
over ;t deep ravine over rocks and
through thickets death mowing
'hem down at every step, and then
they rushed. It was not a rush of
men, but of devils. Their screams
rose above the crash of musketry,
and even as they rushed they fixed
baj'onets. Not a Federal moved out
of the path of that advance. It
struck the blue lines and melted them
as liquid iron would melt snow. It
cut a swath into the Federal position
inst its own width, reaching from ra
vine to the parrot guns on the
It was just at sundown. Already
the sombre shadows of approaching
niirht were settling down upon lull
and valley. The flash of every mua-!
ket could now he seen the red flames I
from the cannon made the whole field
hlaze. Slocum had been put in
across the highway which led to
(iaines' Mill in one direction and
towards Old Cold Harbor in the oth
er. It was between Warren and
Lovell that the Texans rushed. It
seemed as if 110 body of men could
live through such a hurricane of
death. The fire of at least eight
thousand muskets and twenty pieces
of artillery was concentrated on that
one brigade leiding the rush, buUit
came on and on and on, and it. wedged
itself in the Union Jjqes and remained
there. ; For ten minutes a, mob of ten
thousand men whirled round and
round in that eddy of death, and then
the Federals gave wayslowljr foot
by foot, and fighting so ' desperately
and. 'dying eo .gallantly .f that every
Confederate historian ! has lifted his
hat to the dead and spoken in: braise
01 me living. SJ ;:
When the Union lines began to fall
back the Secnnd New X Jeraey.. and
Eleventh Pennsylvania: refused to
move. They were fighting -desper
ately on - flankn and ' front with
McXiaw'ti Tex a is, and though exposed
lo a ine'rcileas fire -: their Mipes1 could
not . be. broken. ..Unable., to. break
their front,, the Confederates flanked
them, aod yet they fought on. Aye!
and it is Confederates who tell it, too,
those gallant nieo continued the fighU
After they; were entirely surrounded,
and their arms were only laid down
when the Confederates, awed at' such
bravery, ceased 'firing. J ' . ' . ' "
' TOO LATE, i-
- When it. was seen that the 'Federal
lines were breaking some one ordered
a charge of cavalry on D. --'HiJ Hill's
flank. Five hundred of the regular
cavalry massed and charged into ; the
jaws ot death, , lhejlwere swallowed
up as a drop of water .sinks, intothe
dry earth a. useless sacrifice, and
yet a forlorn hope.' ;v---;- ---
NIGHT CAMS DO,Wir.. 'C.
To still the, boom of cannon and
tbe crash of musketry -to - hide the
blood-stained trees and stones j'aftd
grass-to give. brief rest to men t with
blood-shot eyes and hoarse voices and
exhausted bodies. Then,1 from - hill
side and - ravine from : field : and
swamp from thicket and open, came
the wails ami groans of the .wounded.
Men crawled here;. and there men
struggled tip to fall and W scream 'out
with new agoiiy they dragged them
selves over the .bloody ground to .lap
the red waters of the creek and? gain
strength for another ; shoot for - suc
cor. - '--'.' ":
And there were ' thousands : who
neither cried ; out nor moved. . As
they fell and died so they . lay, the
soft dew of a summer's night' falling
upon white faces which war's iIory
would lighten no more.. ?v " .
McCIellau's right was beaten. -He
must fall back he must have more
than the sagaeityxif a1 Napoleon, to
oring mat army to the James as a
"UNDER THE GEEEN TRES." '
In these sketches Stonewall Jack
son's battles have been taken in re
verse. We found him first on the
blood-stained field of Antietam al
most at t he close of his career, instead
of at the beginning. The -world
knows bow he fought there." '-We
found li i 111 ut Kernstown fighting one
to four fighting, falling back- grim
ly giving way to fight again. . We
saw him strike the Federal armies
right and left iu the valley and "fill
Washington'' with white- faces. We
found hiro at Fredericksburg on
Lee's right at: Chancellor8ville in
Hooker's rear at Manassas behind
Pope on his flank in his front. We
have found him at ' Gaines "Mill.
Fate waited for him before striking a
last blow. It was tbe hammer in his
grasp which shattered the Federal
position. Without him Longstreet
and Hill would Ifave been pressed
backi-i-routetl--annihiIated . jT '
A Christian in "his faith a child
in his sympathies a General who
cared not for the world's admiration
so much as for the comfort of any
single man w ho followed him in his
wonderful marches. He had- the
courage of a lion and the heart of a
woman. The pomp and glitter1 of
war were not for him'.' His banners
grew- old ami faded .and shot-torn.
His legions grew ragged and footsere
and we.iry. No matter who faltered
Jackson had faith. -No matter wh
hesitated Jackson advanced. Fierce
in the heat ot battle, because it-was
his duty to kill, when the roar of can
non had died away, the groans of the
wounded reached a heart which had a
throb for every groan.
Partisans may keep their bitterness
of heart, but the world has spoken.
The man whom they hate died forgiv
ing all. Struck down at Chancellors-
ville, amidst the roar of battle, he
was removed to die amidst the softest
peace. Strongmen wept like chil
dren when they saw that his, last hour
had come, but if they had a feeling of
revenge down under their sorrow, he
had none. With malice towards -none
with forgiveness for all, his life
went out as his pale lips whis
"Let us cross over and rest under
the green trees!"
And may he ever rest! Detroit
Free Fr ess. , M. Quad.
While we are willing to admit
that the habit of economy is a useful,
practical, and most desirable one,
few would think of attributing to it
anything of beauty or attractiveness.
Yet the economy of money, or its
best use for they are synonymous
has in it this very element. Those
who live fully up to or beyond their
mcome, m the wearisome effort to
buiId nP or to keeP nP a certain style
1 01 appearances, reauy, inougn un-
consciously, sacrifice the very.attrac-
tiveness which they seek to produce.
r it a1 1
The difficult and painful effort
which it costs they fully realize; bat
they imagine it to be hidden from all
but themselves and here lies their
Cheerfulness is an excellent wear
ing quality, and has been called the
bright weather of the heart
9B.OO Xezr Tiro.r.
-ASTORY OF THE WAR
VThe world, somebody says," is very
small; so small that if we meet a per
son once, we are sure to run against
him again, at some time in the f uture.
Aran illustration of this, let me tell
vou a little incident in my own histo
ry. vLvv;f p:'M ' 5 : - i
f My father's plantation was iu the
Shenandoah valley of Virginia. We
were all kinsfolk." Pages, Marshalls,
Lees, etc.i"etc l and we kept up a con
stant round of visiting year in and
out.;.','" ., . : n'.jvr ''..;
My; father having been in Congress,
had also ' formed, many ..friendships
With Northern ' gentlemen, who fre
quently, - with their wives, wereour
guests during the summers. Among
these, h iff especial friend was a West
Point officer,' vhbni I call here Capb
Armitt. . . . :-y;.". V:.i'-r--";:i'' -
He waaa tall, lllin, austere-looking
man, of whom I,, as a noisy, - spoi!cl
child was much in; awe. ' I think
now that he Was fond of children, Imt
his attempts to please thenr were awk
ward, and his jokes heavy.;" v sj ; J.
'' For instance, after he haJ been in
the house for. a week, I remember
coming into the:: library one 'morning
with my basket -'.of.; eggs. - My last
bobby was poultry,'' and my father
had bought me some 'fancy breeds'
high-stepping Shanehais. soft-colored
Japanese hensi dove-tinted pullets. ;
pulling me up , to his knee: 'Your
skirt is torn and your head is as full
of straw as Ophelia's.'
'Tbeyve all 'laid!'. I
'Here's tbe Shanghai egg'g atop, . and
TtavA'a it.. DaU.J -...) . . -.
' Which jtm.I. to have for my break
fast?' demanded Capk Armitt grufly.
Give me the basket , He. carried it
to the desk, remained there a' few
moments with Lis - back tnrned to
wards me, and seemed ; to be turning
: 'I couldn't spare any of these, sir.
Aunt Judy has 'plenty - of common
egg'rrl began timidly, for he looked
to me very much like Capt. Murderer
in the story, who thought nothing of
making a pie, and chopping, up a lit
tle girl well-peppered, to go into it'
Common eggs? V: I don't eaf com
mon eggs." I think your hens are too
polite for that, "That Poland hen, I
suspect, would be delighted to famish
me with an egg every morning.' '-' '
, ,1 took ont the wee white ball which
my little Topknot had just laid, and
lookedrat jL t Hospitality, I had
beeo taught,; was the first doty; ; but
this was too much. . ; . t - ,
'Lay it on the rug here,' said ; the
captain,--while we see what Mrs. Po
land meant to do in the matter.', j "-
There was a brisk wood-fire burn
ihe on the hearth. 13T?ver shall t for
get my terror as blac? lines suddenly
appeared on the ' white 'shell; and I
tead, 'Joha . C. AArmit, ,r d istinctly
written "Ihere." i"1v,V.'?.'; U 'V..-
'NpW.yoa . oeel'J' said V royj father,
who was in the room. . :? v - '
; .Capt Armitt h.ad , his Poland egg
every . morning . after , that;, But J
kept. aloof from him., I -I thought if he
was not the Evil One himself, he had
dealings with him. ... ..;
Years passed. . ; My- father t wae
dead. I was a grown, woman. .The
war had -broken out bringing, with it
utter estrangement between us .and
our. "old friends in the. North. "? - W-i
- When the blockade was deckred,
my'-mother and I were visiting some
friends in Georgetown, D. C i.I nad
but one brother, Aleck, a gallant boy
of about twenty, whom we had .'left
oil. the plantation. ..; Wre . received - a
letter from him smuggled across tbe
lines, saying, that he had gone into
the 'Southern army, and begging us
to remain where we were, as .'this lit
tie difficulty would not last more
than a month or two.' t . ,
- Every bodyp thought or hoped so
then. But month crept into month
and year into year, and . still the war
raged. : We remained iu Georgetown.
Aleck was in a regiment in Louisiana.
Our plantation had been . trampled
down again and again by both arm'
ies. Why should we go home?
But one night, late iu the Jail' of
'63, there was a low knock at our
door, and the next moment, old Dan,
the ols'er whom we had left on the
plantation, staggered into the room.
He was so faint from hunger and
fatigue that he could scarcely speak.
My. mother, brought him some hot
coffee. He took her skirt between
his fingers and fumbled it with oh!
what dumb affection in the touch!
'I've done walked from de ole
place,' he said, at last
What lor? demanded my mother.
who was pale and trembling. 'You
had Borne purpose, Dan?'
'JSuflin but to see you, Miss Maria,
an' de chile hyar. I cross de lines!
Dey cyant keep ole Dan in wid dem
lines!' avoiding her eye.
Why did you comer
Tough t you'd like to hear ob de
ole place. Twicet dem Yanks had
me. But I slipped from dere fingers
like an eel in de mud!'
'Do you ask him, Janev,' snid
mother, sinking on a chair.
Dan went straight up to her. 'It's
Mars' Aleck, Miss Maria. De hoy's
shot! I bin wif him dese two years.
I eotcbed him when be fell, an' tore
d coat an' shirt off au' dere unr de
red hole in d white skjn of him!
Dat little fellow dat I missed onir
yesterday! I got bim back to de ole
place, and de Yankee doctors am
takin' good care ob him.'
. 'Will he die?' I asked, for my
mother sat like a stone and did not
Dan did not answer me, but talked
in aloud, high key to drown my
'De Yankee doctor in Winchester'
am takin' de bes" ob care ob him.
But he says, 'Dan, go for my mother.'
On Inch fc vro. U
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God Id you,
pays, 6I1C cyant ci
1 want my n
'SLc'd come." '
'llow.long sg( w n j
-i ree week''!, vita .1 .
look. 'Yo' sec, I 1.;, 1 1 ) .
twicet I was tuknn' l in ,;, .
Passing by ino he Mid. in
whimper, 'lle'Jl ho , nc l,,i, .
now. I otiy come to break it b.
I hear yon.' hho, said, lif ir
he 18 not dead. Ho will Wil -j ,
his mother. Couic, J.in.ey, I, t ,
Oh, why did I ever leave Wi
terf ! , .
1. Then with a wild crv. 1. !
down am lay likoone d". ad mad
But, with morning In r ti,,
came and.. she mailed on i-i ,.1
once to him.
i llie attempt was abseluti !v
less. . INo.ra8es were i-Mii,l
lime, even when a j lieu i. 1-1
backed by influential Fed, i.,h
ity." We were friendless. J w,
Washington, hesiecd tlio ..'
secretaries and o;iTi- inri
and came back despaii in ".
'How much time vou 1kih w
she said, 'when every inei. i ;.i 1
life and death. Cuinc. wc will
the nextlratn.' . "
What could I do? I k, ,
should be turned back at tl.o
thirty -, "tntles inside of the N',
border, where the . lines f 1',. 1
ade weroT drawn. But I e, r!
oppose her. .
We Karted in am, hour. Dm
with us. It was morning 1, f
reached the station, bey or d v :
knew, we could not goK We 1
train. - The Federal camp whs a
one. ' At this point tents wet. .-r
on ; tho hillside. Sentries 5
and fro. 1 ,-
A party of officers ttn
gether not far from the
whom I knew br his u- :
-I M !
nign rant. ..
'Go lo them, Jancy.' taid 1.; v :
er, feeblv; I cannot
I left ber in Dan's can .
ed the Jitfle village Hro i. '.
tioo gave me strength. A I .
yet be living watchirg, 1
us to come... God knows 1. , J
ed to Him to touch the hen !,-:.
men."..'-'. ,- ; . '-) '
Iwent directly, np ti t! ,
then slopped, my mouth pan '
still. It seemed asifl i. ,
speak : n word. They all 1... ;
me; on! or two raised their I, .a.-.
.,'Did yon wish to pcak to mr' i
a 6tern voice. - It was that of tho .
manding officer. '.
; ljoumi vierui -at lam.. ii
lady yonder is my mother. We ih
to cross" the lines.'. .
1. is impossible.' r - f ;
, 'My brother is dying at Winches
ter,"., Let us' see him befnre' -1
wrung my hands and could nt go ou.
. One of the, inferior officers poke.
You must have known ynu cou! 1 not
cross, when ya lelt Washington,
Your brother id a Vircinian?' 1
r" "Yet."... ' ,
'HS lx-en" io; tho CoiifeJerte
Army?'.-.' ',.V- "."--. "- --
'Yes. . Bnt he is dying.'
; .'You cannot "have a iwrmit You
may be sj)ies for "all' I know. Men
are dying by' the thousand it way from
their friends. Do not aiuiyy the gen--eral.;-':...?r-
I turned nay, hut as I turned J
caught the profiled outline of the gen
eral' face. Safely I - knew' that Hu
man nrse, sfcrit moutfi, and meeting
brows! - I went to hirn quickly.
.; 0 Ge. -At'lliilt,' 1 tried, " 'you dM
uot use to be Si rtern villi me! Jlav
you forgotten tho trick 3- . n ' i
me and my poor littl 'l'e lei ;
'! He was utterly Uuo i nd 1 1 u
monient. Then his '- toutitt 1 . nc
cleared. :.V-. ' X,
'A Poland, bent
nere is youc bit heir
Jie is ueail. , lie
died bet.' ft'
war.' - '. -; "' :'
'DeadV- Charier". dad! And ;
is your niolhei? -.Pardon, gem leu, i
this lady's fathec Was.a'.'Uear fiici, I
mint-. She U no spy,' ; .
He offered ma In nriii'snd . I 1
to my mother. ! He was im.fi I
and gentle whh o. -'In half sn !
he had sent lis with a flag of m
side the Confederate lines, hi i
passed on without delay to V.'i
ter. " " ""T-' :-'V-V "
There, thank God,' we found A i. .
still alive. It' needed ' long and -..i
ful nursing; to bring him . hack
health again, , . v - ".
Gen. Armitt was killed iu t
the latr' battles of the war, bi t 1
before he had'sent matiy kindly n;.
sages showing that he held Km
friends in- iwaroif remrmbnii
The grandest and strongest na'
are ever tho calmest but wi!
earnestness no one is 'ever trn ;
does really great things. '
The noblest part 4, f a friend 1
honest boldness in the notifyi:
errors. lie that tells mo of f .
I aiming at my good, I inof thir.k I
I wise and faiiLiful wis in raying .1 1
I which 1 co not; faithfal in plain 1
I mouiabment not tainted with flatter;
j Man himself is, be author of to.,
1 of his inlir mitis, . ord of , couth the
greater number 01 iginalo portly in
mental or moral cauRes, Ii would Le
absurd to SupjoHO- that many diHeus
es, and deaths, lot, ahonld nofy Htisn
from cauws lnyoml,..lhn control of -man,
bnt his own . pursuits and Lsb
its in life lay th foundation of by far
the greater portion' ' V ' ''
Beyond the river of Hroe walk Ihe
brave men and the beam if nl women
of our arcoslry, grouped Jn twilight
upon tho shore. Distance, rmotl,i
away defects, and, with gentle dark
nesff,' rounds every foiTn intograco.