Sketch of Gen. James A. Garfield

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Garfield is yet a young man. lie I STM1 (TCrlAj-l C 1 1 ffOk. t ft 1 1 It w- i f I i Ann k Ahf tnilu. I ua. " in. iaii tiUSiairS I . 'u,a..iugeN r.vmuiii,ig n energy unu aoimv rni-eiy snown. in everv post- tion in which he has been called to act, he has exhibited an industry, a canacitv aud a capability which have elicited gen eral commendation and admiration General Garfield is ail effective and elo quent public speaker, a ready and power nil debater, and rapidly possesses himself of a full knowledge of every subject to which be turns his attention He is of pure and spotless private repu tation. presenting, in all the adornments of a higik-toned morality, one of the most attractive samples of a christian gentle man. As a friend, he is candid, faithful and sincere, aud always reliable as a General Olficer, he is clear, prompt and judicious in decision, and energetic and enective jn action as a legislator, he is comprehen sive and elevated in his views, and is far above the petty schemes and strategies of subtle managers brilliant in natural en dowments, his intellect is broad and eom-prehnsive, and his attainments of the highest order. It need not surprise any one that such man should rise r: illation, or that heshoul m it i fc & ise any one mat sucn apidly in public esti- Uould become the idol of the people for manly virtue, integrity and uprightness coupled with abilities of high order, will always secure public re-1 gard and confidence. In speaking of the high qualities which . 7 n a ... . . . I uen. uarneia has exhibited, we nave not exaggerated or overdrawn the picture and we hesitate not to predict for him. ifhis ti1(1 lue is spared, a future at once brilliant I ; gate riar in and useful. Gen. James A. Garfield was born in Orange, Cuyahoga county, Ohio, Xov. 19th. IhJl, making him now nearly 31 years ol jige. ills eaily life was spent in laborins: wherever opportunity ollered, and du ring one summer, that of 18-13, was a boat man on the Ohio Canal. His parents be- J poor, he was obliged to labor from his eai'liet years. His father diexl when he was a vearanda half old. At the age of 19 after having taught district school for two terms, he entered the Eclectic Institute Hiram, Porlase county. He assisted himself the first term by "ringing th bell." He soon gave evidenccof more than or dinary powers lor tne acquisition ami communication ol knowledge, and was chosen to fill a vacancy among the assist' teachers. ' He was rapidly promoted until he became oneof the main reliances. the meantime, in addition to his daily labors, he prepared himself for college. the Summer of IS04 he went to M ill- iams Colle-'e. Massachusetts entering th ist term of the Sophomore year. In 1856 graduated. In all college there ar occasionally men to whom succeed- elaesesi look back almost with ven eralion There are men to-whom an im ortant future ia unhesitatingly conceded professors and students. Gen. UarBeld of that number; and of his- entire class of sixty, he has taken the lead. Jn fall of lfSjli he returned to Hiram, and made Teacher of Ancient Languages Literature. In lN-37. on the resignation of the for Principal. Kev. A. S. Havdex, be was made Chairman of the IJoard of Instruct In ISojs, he was made Principal In the fall of 1359 he was elected to the State Senate, where he served with great success, and acquired a State wide repu tation as an able leg'u-lator. During the session of 1?0-C2 he labored zealously to prepare the .State for the coming storm become one of the principal advisers the Governor. In January. 1S01. having for several years previously studied with an eve to the future practice of law, he was admitted to bar by the (supreme Court ot tue State. In September, 1SG1. he accepted the position of Lieutenant Colonel of the 42d V. il. lie was shortly altar promoted the Colonelcy. I he rebels, led by Humphrey Marshall, had driven out all Union men, and were threatening to to take possession of the Blue Gras county. Col. Uartield, with a portion ot brigade, proceeded up the Big Sandy. twenty days alter leaving Camp Chase bad penetrated about one hundred into the mountain fxstnesses of East Kentucky, un the yui oi January, with 11(H) picketl men, lie advanced Marshall, feeling every inch of his bv scouts. Ihrougli the dreariest the heaviest rains, and the darkness, proceeded. On the lOlh. at the forks Middle Creek. Floyd Co.. Kentucky, met the gallant Humphrey, jiosted 4,I-M) men on a range of lulls. Mar wxs routed after a fight of four and half hours, Garfield's lw being, at that reinforced by 700 more, whom he had ordered out. The Louisville Journal at the said : "There has been no more brilliant movement since the rebellion out. For well-concerted strategy, celerity of movement, and recklessness of opposing odds, Col. Garfield certainly the palm." For this brilliant achievement, he and his brave soldiers warmly complimented in the follow General Order : Qcabteks Depa.btse.vt or ihe Ohio, 1 Louisvtile, Kr.. January 20th, 18C2. The General Commanding takes occas to manic Colonel Uartield and his for their successful campaign against the rebel force under Gen. Marshall on the Big Sandy, and their gallant conduct in battle. 1 hey have overcome formidable difficulties in the character of country, and the condition of the and inclemency of the season ; and, without artillery, have in several engagements terminating with the battle ou Mill on the 11th inst., driven the enemy from his entrenched positions, and him back into the mountains with loss of a hrrge amount of baggage stores, and many of his men killed or captured. . These services have called into action highest qualities of a soldier fortitude, perseverance, courage. ance the It silky and an and its of the same cloth, to that and it York that ports to and here 000 burg tion force will to here ward enough at ternal checks, ready be A that of that the of the tucky, free them. ted regulate in all ble erations mi it. In the they iney, to be entitles O At me 3100 difficulty retard particularly Ihe to carry-out

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  1. Western Reserve Chronicle,
  2. 08 Oct 1862, Wed,
  3. Page 1

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