Pantagraph 10 Sep 1863 Camp at Carrolton above New Orleans, LA

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Pantagraph 10 Sep 1863 Camp at Carrolton above New Orleans, LA - re! KS. LE K In under riiilts, iwfrs r flu-...
re! KS. LE K In under riiilts, iwfrs r flu- flu- 411 by oihr Sl'CU, rids (the Aril Aril dl n ill ilers your 'btKLLK, ;aki'EMKH & CO., Publishers fl. L. UTtEI.l. B- B- PAKPIfNTKH. P. J. BRIOuS. i 1 '!'!' i ..,. ..,..,,.!, i.avable to the Carrier I yearly subscription, 7 60 jKUyaM invariuMy in ad- ad- KEMEMBER ! The STATE FAIR, at Decatur, begins September 28th, and THE M'LEAN CO, FAIE begins Monday, September Zlst UKCO.XSTkl'tTlOJf. Tlio dying Confederacy quivers like . candle burned down to the socket, and ready . to iro out in everlasting night. We have . published extracts from various Southern papers, voluminous enough to show their general fueling of despondency and despair, These reports multiply. Jot a messenger Or newspaper from the South but brings a Itronger version of the same story. Bragg is losing, on the average, 80 men a day, by desertion. The mountain regions of the Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee, ore swarming with refugees. Union Leagues aro multiplying at Natchejs and Vieksburg, Johnston's army is starving on half rations, demoralized, and mutinous. Leo grows . Quaker); Jeff takes desperately to prayer- prayer- smci'tin, whoso inceiiso of devotion is a tench in the nostiils of the Almighty. The seal is set, the judgment has ooroe, and tho final destruction of a titauio wrong draws uih. " Yet the dying python of slavery is cer tain to make one more terrifio struggle for lie. .North Carolina, Arkansas, and prob- prob- Itbly other States, will soon bo knocking at tlio dour lor ro-aamission ro-aamission ro-aamission into the lamuy I circle. They will say, " We are tired of fighting; wo want to come back into the Union ; we will throw down our arms, and yield to tho Federal government, if you will ' Only pivo u-i u-i u-i all the constitutional guaran tees wc had before tho war, rescind tho proe lamation, and restore us the everlasting aud indispensable Nigger." Thou tho struggle in tho North will bo' gin. Tho Copperheads will join to a man villi the nigger-worshippers. nigger-worshippers. nigger-worshippers. They will I expect to elect tho next President, and get oil tho spoils, just as they used to do before ft5 days of lilnok Republicanism. In tho ex.esj of their dirt-eating dirt-eating dirt-eating seal, thoy will oven bo willing to assume the rebel debt, leave New England "out in the cold," and gravel in tho mud liko whipped curs as thoy have always done, at ..lie ec't of their South- South- ; era master-, master-, master-, And r'-A r'-A that many, who now ore 'iarneslly nidiug in tho prosecution of the war, will reason like this: "We have fni jlit for tiio Union, and not for abolition ; if we ran grt tho Union without abolition, wo will let slavery take care of itself." Tliis will bo tlio grand fallicious argn-ictit argn-ictit argn-ictit of all sui ts of Copperheads, if we re- re- i'liio pence and Union upon the basisof the j statu qt. lij it they will seek to enforco ' th .'ir oi l position, that emancipation ,is not a means, but tho end ond puroso, of the war. Aside from the question of justice to a down-trodden down-trodden down-trodden raeo, this policy would be imply suicidal. v o should leave tho main euti") of this fearful struggle wounded, but 1 D .t slain, to remain as a perpetual irritant between too North and South, finally to re' enact, upon a more gigantic scale, the bloody nee oes of the last two years. There must be nouioro compromise, no more concession Belter lot tho war go oil for half a century, . than take the slightest buekward step. Free dom must do nor perleot work, and be allow Otl to cut and cauterize, with sword and fire. tl's lil n-k n-k n-k cittcer f.nm the body of tho na . , u. 'I'd im (piestiun of slavery must be set tled now I'oruver. The rebel States exist no ur,er. They aro alien territory, which we fl It by rijjht of conquest, so far as our tie Il u s extend. They must be held as terri Vines, and ro-nriin'ucd ro-nriin'ucd ro-nriin'ucd only upon our own coji'litiens. This organixntion should be of such a character ns to guard against all rebellion rebellion hereafter. South Carolina ought to be I.I otto J from existence, her territory being out in two, nn 1 tho sections annexed to N rt!i tur iliiiu nnj licoriu, Tho area of Wet irgiiua should be enlarged, the State ros.iirMiene.1, an.ttUo Iragiuent rcumiulng can oi iug mountains aitaeiioj to Maryland jSu 'lii.tlu r chanK" should be niado as w!l imiiihiluto the Southern herns of States' ' li-Viis. li-Viis. li-Viis. -lt -lt tins ho done, and nl.nl have lebnilt tho Krpuhlio upm a foundation saCo I iioiijti, in a iiiisiauii every aiiuca, ni hn,j o'ioIi to comprehend in future ago tli n rsii rn Continent in one magnificent and . biiriuoiiiou rui pi rr. Su.di nro tho issues that crowd close upon ua. it tiio S iuthcni armies wcro utterly ex terminated, and Southern pride Oompletcly hduilled, we might fvnr for tho result. But Ibis is not tho case. Thore are, in the rebel territory, tens of thousands of despcrato, riiicd men, who will mill B00p Uj, tn jrr,g. Ular warlW. They will prove the worst enemies io ti,o ro cstal lhinciit of slavery. Tho work of emancipating and arming the H..-ks H..-ks H..-ks will go on. (iod giant that the war "fty continue till tho cause of it is blotted olit, utterly auJ forereriuore 1 From the 94th. Camp at Carbolton Carbolton, ) itb N. 0., La., V lgust 22d, lcS03. ) Six Milks Above Au Dear rantayraph : It lias been some time since we wrote you last. Then we were iu Missouri, and had just ended a se ries of long, toilsomo marches. As you are aware, we camped for two months within forty-six forty-six forty-six hours ride of the homes of the 94th, and many were the visits made by our friends to boo us, and numbers of our boys visited their homes Time rolled steadily along, and on the evening of the 22d of June, a change came over our happy times aud dreams ; hut this order to march reminded us that we were soldiers,and that the government had claims upon our time and talent. Early on the morning of the 3d of June, we were all in line ond marching for St. Louis via mail road from Rolla. Every soldier'cheerfully obeyed. We felt that tho fine times we wero enjoying at Lake Spring was not whipping rebels; therefore, we nil experienced a feel ing of relief to have marching orders, We arrived at St. Louis, and in duo time were on board the steamer Minnehaha.bound down the father of waters, to Vicksburg.we supposed, which turned out to bo correct. A great many of us thought that we bad seen tho hardest of soldiering, but our experience experience now undeceived us. Thiuk for a moment of n whole regiment, all its tians-portation, tians-portation, tians-portation, Quartermaster and commissary stores, crowded on one steamboat, and tho weather just beginning to bo hot, and no place to cook rations, with hot Mississippi river water to drink. This state of things lasted abont a week. Many times did wo think of the Springs and mountains wo hnd just left behind us in Missouri. No one was disposed to find fault, but wc could not help our rcllections. At this time the whole regiment wua iu the best of health. By the j time wo arrived at Vieksburg, sickness be gan to prevail; but our trials bad only com menced. For threo weeks wo were destined to work in tho ditches, plant batteries and do all othor work necessary to reduce tho rebel strong hold. JIow well wo succeeded, you nro long since aware. Alt this while the weather was very hot and sultry, and tho worst i f warm magnesia water to drink ; but no murmur ing was heard, every muu looked upon the work as a personal matter, and worked ac cordingly. Our ollicers received and transmitted transmitted orders promptly. Our live littlo Co- Co- onel handled the regiment, ns it were, by magic. Ills shrill wlusllo was as well un derstood by all as though tho order bad been given in thunder touos.. It looks a littlo strango to buo one man to completely om trul the action of hundreds ; but this is the secret of efficiency. At the date of the surrender of Vicksbur there were a great many men unfit for duty aud tho number inoreused to about Hi), at hu h time tho division started on that cele brated Yazoo expedition, thf history oi which your readers nro all acquainted witl no doubt. At this time, and on tho ret'irn of the forces from Yuxoo City, sickness seum od to decrease ; very few of those who weut wero sick, and those left behind wcro in much better state of heulth a great many reported for duty. Then we moved to I'ort Hudson. This place looked as if it might be healthy, but I think there arc better local! ties for troop to camp. We stayed here a couplo of weeks and then moved to this camp, the best we have seen since wo left Missouri. I think here our health will im prove. Our sick list is fearfully long ; thero are nearly 2mi uufit for duty ; but thanks to ourg.Md fortune in getting good physicians lho doctors have worked indefatignbly in their line of duty. Fur two months they hate labored day and night to counteract tho various diseases tho men have been plagued with. They hovo acted upon tho prmcipio that pnrncveranco will succeed. .otirithstati(linir the inanv inconvenience. incident to camp and changes of camps, marches, o., that must bo mnd, tho sick must lollow, on the march. In tl0 f,,e9 C)f all these difficulties, tho list of mortality is very small in comparison with th. number of patients. V e have had only seven deaths by sickness sme wo left St. Louis in June last. Our friends at homo need suffer no uneasiness on account of mv.hcm lo re. Scarcely a man is sick but will get out it in duo Course of time. Our sickness as a ref luent Las been about an average with oth ers, but wo hare a much suinllrHist of mortality mortality than any other in this Iare army. I be Lest of feeling prevail. OnVits rrc so licitous about tho health of their men, and tho moii all feel that thev aro well cared for nJ will bo in good health nod ready ftr their places in the ranks in a short time. " o are ramne.l in t ,.f ii. r. ..i City. It, t tvt (lt,m () li!iirec e have fine sen bree.e. t..!- t..!- . minds ui that we have mn.tn ,..,, . through the would-bo would-bo would-bo CWo-lcrocv. CWo-lcrocv. CWo-lcrocv. If the ,u.-..s:opp ,u.-..s:opp ,u.-..s:opp ,verwa, considered ,e back-bone back-bone back-bone oi the rebellion wo have certainly broken it. A more conCd-mt conCd-mt conCd-mt soldier than ours never wero assembled ttore. They are ready to unJortake anything, HDJ U- U- icieiupy can accomplish u r ie . a

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