Rept from 14th Iowa Sept 1863
people in other follow^ them got Adv'ce. noticed R. be half year of profitable don't who Mo., Iowa, acute typhoid Iowa, Iowa, affair. the success on the ay home, our quiet on the it, Vallan- order. one of slave.-They master the ve houni no report master hur- who jumping they of next Supervisors highways guide From the 14th Iowa. COLUMBUS, Ivy., Sept. 19, 1SG3. JSditor Burlmffton : -- I have thought as a good many writers been noting you the welfare of the Iowa regiments in the field, it would be amiss for the 14tli, once more to small space in your well filled columns to let thei ace in y ir friend s know they are still living, and taking a lively interest in aimirs and politics. Our duty since coming into this District has been very both on officers and men, but since removal of Gen. Ash both, (Aug. 14.) successor, Gen. Smith, has cut down our guard details at least 25 per cent. it was time, for the boys were "let down," under such severe duty, coming on guard every third day regularly.-There is at this Post at present, four regiments of men, three white and one colored, respectively the 14th and 32d Iowa, 31st Wisconsin, infantry, and the 2d Tennessee heavy artillery, this colored regiment is in process of organization command of Col. Adams, and bids fair soon be ready to send down the j ine de odder colored troops," where be regularly brigaded and put into The health of our regiment since here has been tolerably good, despite hard guard duty. Within the past four ' - ' ' Doddealof imble ser- iave weeks we have had a j: ague, which, by the by your 1 vant has just had an introduction to, sincerely hopes Mr. Ague will let the quaintance drop where itis for the But thanks lo our worthy and gallant Surgeon, Dr. Geo. W. Staples, this will not last long and is not at all dangerous if his perscriptions are onlv followed. Our regiment has lost fewer men, i-bau any other regiment of the same number in Grant's army. There seems to be among us as other Iowa regiments in the field, considerable excitement on politics. Stone and Tattle are all the go among the boys The mass of the regiments endorse Stone. But we have some honest Democrats among us who are mipled by letter to the "People of Iowa 1 *--wrongly indicted we think--for he certainly must have meant only for the soldiers to Ibis patriotic effusion of his--knowing well the "People" would never for a moment swallow a particle of it--and :hereby to gain a large soldier vote, Lhe boys are up to "(strategy," they been on too many weary marches, ate Lincoln bread too long, drank Lincoln too dpeplv, not to be able to tell by smell when their rations lire tainted Butternuts preparations, There is noth- ,ng they hate like Copperheads at home.-The Tuttle dogs won't do in the 14th, although it ia beginning to be whispered iround among tbe boys that our Lieut- Colonel, now in'command of the regiment is a Tuttle man; this they don't relish all, and say they don't want Gcu. 1\itLle Â·ftett our Col. just now for he might turn. As for our line officers they are one or two exceptions Stone men out )ut. Of course they look for their "commish" to come through our next Governor and of course we all expect that will be Col. Stone, who WE ALL very clever man. As for the Des Moiues County we all know the men and can't go there. The boys from Dea Moines will give a good account of themselves. all know enough of the gentlemen on the 'Union Democratic" ticketto they won't do for soldiers to "tie too" would't like to vote for any one who would'nt vote for their families at Aiu't they right? I t i s very cool wesenX. No more. f You ^truly, AMOS.