Xenia Daily Gasette 1898

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Xenia Daily Gasette 1898 - Fomalo Summer with st.'.v. t inn all- 1'ivll'ul...
Fomalo Summer with st.'.v. t inn all- 1'ivll'ul imi (nit 1 decided I vapor too It i.s Lexington, that a p- 11 io the the Liver ; P CSHING THE E AIDER CAVALRYMEN CAMPAIGNING ON TIONS OF FRIED CHICKEN. Powell a not also bear- have i'eel your RA- Stirring 1 mid l.udinroitH IiKiidoitta of tlio I'lirnult of IMorjjun'M llfiml—Th« Grout Ohio Ittifil—TroojmrH I'liin povod by Ctrntuful I'ojiuhioo. I C'opyrl.'', nt, l-Vitf, !>y A MHTkvm PITSH Asso- chii ion. ] IT 10 rain wn.s pouring in torrents torrents as night fell ovor onr oamp at Horn or- Hot, Ivy., July 1, J.SHJJ. Wo woro hugging ourselves ourselves in onngrat- ulation over the fact that; wo h:i' a good dry eaifip, and pulled onr limit Haps tight to ki;op out tho storm as we settled settled down to a quitit night's vest, at. pnaro with all tho world, for that night anyhow. anyhow. Wo woi'u light huarUul youngsters, nnd "home" wan wht-rrver nighc overtook overtook \is. of a St, j>rk-o In a lull of tho storm tho quick gallop of a courier was heard, In an instant ho reined up at thu tent of our commander, commander, Colonel Israel Garravd of tho Seventh Ohio cavalry, to whom he handed an order, which road: "You will roport for duty with your regiment within ono hour from receipt of this order, order, your troops to be supplied with two days' rations and 40 rounds of ammunition ammunition pnr man, ono ambulance to accompany your regiment." This order had a businesslike ring. Under tho adjutant's order tho chief bugler sounded "boots and saddles." As tho notes of tho bugle fell upon tho camp tho cavalrymen thrust their hoatb out of their littlo "put tents" and gavo a cheer. Within a fow minutes wo were looking looking back with lingering eyes upon our nice dry camp as wo rodo away in ono of tbo heaviest downpours of rain wo had ever experienced. .Reporting- to tho commander of our brigade, wo were informed that General John Morgan, with hi?! division of "rebel "rebel raiders," was about to orosw the Cumberland river on ono of his periodical periodical raids through Kentucky. This information information was given to the troops and was received with tumultuous cheers, as we were particularly anxious to have a tilt with Morgan's men. Our regiment, the Seventh Ohio cavalry cavalry (1.21)0 strong), was recruited in southern Ohio, in tho counties bordering bordering the Ohio river. A considerable portion portion of General John, Morgan's command command was recruited from the counties of northern Kentucky, bordering the Ohio river directly opposite our homes. Thus wo wt-'i'e by no means strangers to each other and may bo said to have been neighbors. Our rubber "ponchos" were drawn tight over our shoulders as we took up our night march through tho downpour of raiu. By midnight wo had coma to Fishing creek, near Mills Springs, Ky., tho scene of General Thomas' victory and Zolliooit'er's death. This mountain stream was sending down a torrent of water with heavy driftwood, against which no horse could stand, and was altogether altogether beyond fording, thus precluding precluding our further progress that night. We bivouacked as best wo could till daylight, daylight, when, under great difficulty, we forded the raging torrent, with tho loss of only ono horsn—the rider being rescued rescued by tho ready hands of his comrades. comrades. Arriving at tho Cumberland river above Burksville, wo found Morgan with his.division of cavalry occupying BWORIAW. OUR qloj?lous D1E-D TMAT WE" PErACE-.' WMOSE BLOOO WA5 for? L iBE-RTV. WMO FROM TM6 VERY $ATE& op ME 0'FGLoi?y,TMAT &ND5 DAV. J. A pu I L A .. Kfc M PST ErT?. and has KOKMKU THK KA(;IXO T tho south bank of tho river. For a rlny or two \vo liad .skirniishiiiK, "^ivo niul taku." Tho rivor was t'onhiblo iu muny plncjeH, and \vo did not oxpoofc to hold Morgan on tho south bnuk of tho rivor if it was his dosiro to coino ovor to oui .sido. In fact, wo rathor preferred that ho should coino ovor. About July 4 Morgan Jiucl found it pos.siblo to cross tho rivor at innnurous fords, am] wo wero cjillod in from our picket duty to join in tho pursuit. This was tho Btart of Morgan's famous famous raid, which extended across the atato.s of Kentucky, Indium; and Ohio. As soon as thoraidorchiof took up bis lino of march northward from thoOum- borland rivor tho ofticerH in command of tlio cavalry in pursuit determined to follow follow him right in his own trail if it led them oven to tho states of Maine and not at any timo to souk to head him off and not to bo drawn aside on false scents for a wlnglo moment. AH Morgan proceeded northward acroHH tho Htato uf Kentucky he camo aorowfl small garri.sonH of Federal troops guarding important places. At Green River ho called upon Colonel Moore oi' a .Michigan regiment to .surrender his force to Have the ett'iiHion of blood. This Federal officer replied that his superior eflicor had stationed him at that point for t.ho purpose of effusing blood, and tlio effusion would begin right away if Morgan desired. Morgan accepted the challenge and made tho attack, and ono of his own brothers was killed at this point. Morgan did not have time to continue tho attack and withdrew, continuing continuing his march northward, with our pursuing force "pushing him along." We expected Morgan to turn oast before striking tho Ohio river, but in this wo wore mistaken, as upon arriving at Brandenburg, some 40 miles below Liouisvillo, he soi'/ccl passing steamboats tind landed his force in Indiana. Following Following his trail, we reached Brandenburg Brandenburg just in time to see Morgan's roar guard disappear over tho river bank, going going north in Indiana. His roar guard stopped long enough to wave their hats at us and bid us goodby. The steamboats steamboats thoy had used in crossing wore at that moment bursting into flames and burned to the water's edge, tied fust to tho Indiana shore. Other steamboats worn hurriedly obtained, obtained, and onr pursuing force hastily transferred across tho rivor, men. and horses being tumbled aboard the boats in quick ordor and tumbled ofT tho boats as quickly when on the other side. The appearance of Morgan's men on fcho north bank of tho Ohio river created consternation in Indiana and Ohio. The governor of Indiana called out tho home guard to the number of 50,000, and as Morgan's advance turned toward Ohio tho governor of tho Buckeye State called 00,000 "squirrol hunters" into the field. At Corydou, Ind., the Home guards gavo tho invaders a bri.sk little battle and delayed their advance for a brief timo. General Hobson's pursuing column, column, of which tho Seventh Ohio cavalry cavalry was a part, arrived at Oorydon within a few hours after Morgan's departure. Tho citi/.ens of Indiana received us with tho greatest enthusiasm, and from the timo of our arrival atCorydon until tho end of our march ufc Buf'ttngton Island, O., a distance of about iiOO miles, our lino of march was between two lines of people occupying each si do of tho road •—men, women aud children—laden with good things for us to eat, the principal principal article being fried chicken. In truth and literally there was GOO miles of fried chicken 1 It would seem that tho telegraph had announced our coming in Morgan's roar, and at this an noun com out every man, woman and child in Indiana and Ohio had begun to fry chickens for us— L-hough I desire to say here that we did not belong to the colored troops—as the best thing thoy had to offer us. At first ihis article of diet was accoptable, but GOO milos of fried chicken was more than wo could stand I Wo begged the good people to telegraph ahead to stop ;his awful slaughter of chickens for ou r iRiiefit and provide some hard tack and .salt pork or they wuuld kill us by their well meant kindness, In our procession of 800 miles be- twoen this double lino of excited and patriotic citi'/ons, these tens of thousands thousands of citizens greeted us with one song, and only ono song, always tho same—viz, "Rally Round the Flag, Boys." This wo heard by day and night, and it is related that after the raid was ovor our commander, General Hobson, was taken sick with brain fever, was confined to his bed seriously ill and in his delirium insisted upon singing "Kally Round the Flag, Boys." It must bo borne in mind that in Morgan's ride across throe states in 1C days ho swept bis lino of march, and for some distance on oach side, absolutely absolutely clean of horses, giving his own command command frequent remounts, but leaving us, his pursuers, entirely without remount remount for tho whole distance, Boiled down to few words, Morgan's force hud two horses for every man, while Hobson had two men to oach sadly worn horse. Morgan's forco when it started from tho (Jr.mborhmd river was exceedingly exceedingly well mounted, having some of tho best blooded horses from Kentucky —horses capable of long and rapid marches. Ho sot the "pegs" for us and Fot them high every day. Tho longest uiAuub made by Morgan's command at one stretch was 90 miles in 24 hours, this being tho jump ho made from a point in Indiana west of Cincinnati to Williamsburg, O., on the east of Cincinnati. Cincinnati. Morgan's fcrco did not fixooed 3,500 troopers when ho invaded tho states north of tho Ohio river, possibly 500 loss, I think 2,000 would be a fair figure figure to name for the number of troops bo led into Indiana. Our march across the state of Ohio was in many ways painful, as our borsos were failing rapidly. Twenty- wo hours' marching out of each 34 was more than thoy could stand in their exhausted exhausted condition. Our ambulance had boon dropped long ago, but our modioai officers, mounted on tho ambulance jorsos, wore with us. We were now at home in southern Ohio, and many of the troopers of our regiment passed their own doorsteps, stopping only long enough to kiss tho TIembers of their families, and for a jriof minute listen to thoir song of 'Jialiy Hound tho Flag, Boys," and partuko of some more fried ohiokou. At Pikoton, O., tho home guards had delayed Morgan's advance, and wo bo- gun to pick up some of his stragglers. It looked now OH though wo might within a fov hours more overtake him and bring linn to bay. On the 18th. of July, onr regiment, with the Second 01110 cavalry and the Eighth Michigan cavalry, all under tho command of Colonel A. V. Kr.utx, was pushed ahead of Hobsou's column, and at daylight of July li) struck Morgan's command in the valley of the Ohio river near BuiTiwgton Island, where the enemy enemy had been"delayed by fogs, waiting for daylight to cross the Ohio rivor. At tho moment of our arrival tho forces of General Judah had also arrived, coming coming up tho valley of the Ohio river, whilo we debouched from the rivor hills, and the gunboats wero holding the fords of the Ohio river. We were ordered to attack immediately, immediately, and under Colonel Garrard's directions directions I rode back alon/,' tho line of s TKLKGRAPFI HAT) ANNOUNCED OUIi COMING. the Seventh Ohio cavalry, ordering the companies formed into columns of fours. Our numbers were fow, and I remember Lieutenant Sam B. Johnson, who commanded commanded Company M of onr regiment, told me that he had only ouo sob of fours. Captain William T. Burton of Company B bad four or five sets of fours. Of our entire regiment, 800 or 900 strong when wo started from the Cumberland river, wo did not now show up over 200 men, tho remainder having been dismounted by reason of disabled horses and scattered along our trail for a distance of 500 miles. When the "guidons" of General Hobson's advance fluttered in tho breeze of tbo Ohio valley that July morning, Generals Morgan and Duke knew that the jig was up. We formed within plain sight of Morgan's forco, and with but slight resistance to tho Federal attack attack Morgan's entire forco fled in disorder. disorder. We pursued as rapidly as the condition of our poor horses would permit; permit; and many of tho enemy seeing that further effort was useless, their supply of ammunition being nearly exhausted, surrendered then aud there. After our pursuit at this point had ceased a flag of truce was brought to mo a little Uonrcderate llag about tho fii'/o of two hands. I accepted this littlo flag and asked the officer his name. Ho replied, "Captain Hines." I have the littlo flag yot. "He jests at scars that never felt a wound." This quotation suggests itself by reason of tho fact that under tho varying fortunes of war, Bomo months after tho evonl;a written of in tho foregoing, in a sharp cavalry engagement in east Tennessee, I found myself a prisoner of war in the hands of tho Fourth Kentucky cavalry, one of Morgan's regiments. Tbo prisoners captured by the Seventh Ohio cavalry near Burlington Island woro turned over to tho Federal officer in charge of prisoners at Cheshire, O., and with this our connection with the Morgan raid ended. General Morgan himself wa.« not captured until fiomo days later, but tho raid ended at Buf- rtngtou Island, and tho subsequent flight of Morgan with his detachment of a fow hundred men did not avail him any tii ing. From tho time of Morgan's landing on fcho Indiana side of the Ohio river until tho surrender at Buffing ton Island Island not less than 100,000 militia comprising the "Homo guard" were called into tho field to "suppress him." The force of veterans under General Hobsou who pursued Morgan from "start to finish" comprised about 3,000 cavalry. . Morgan gavo us "a good run for our money," but we got thero in spito of all his efforts to prevent us. Ono can but admire the dash, skill and courage of Morgan and Duke which enabled them to lead their 2,000 troopers troopers on such a raid. Soon after tho closo of this raid our regiment, the Seventh Ohio cavalry, formed a part of General JtSumsicie's army, whie' 1 occupied east Tennessee. We had an active campaign here for six months and saw onr cavalry horses perish perish from hu - cjer, whilo our veteran cavalrymen, cavalrymen, sur^ained life on a small portion portion of parched corn, and then, more than ever before, we cherished the memory memory of tbo 000 miles of fried chicken Wo had <m tho Morgan raid. TriKouoRK F. ALLEN, BroVi'.t Colonel IJ. S. Volunteers. A Day Without a Parallel. No war in tho world's history except the American civil war is commemorated commemorated by a soldiers' memorial festival. The day is a celebration of patriotic sacrifice-, not of conquest. It is the noblest object- lesson that could be devised. Mou who risked life for tho flag mingle with the people of all ages and conditions in honoring tho heroic dead. Lovo of country country is not a more sentiment with veterans veterans who carry tho scars of battle. 5 ^k • * AT THE HEELS OF THE RAIDERS. Colonel Gairard by a Confederate officer, officer, who stated that Colonol Howard Smith and a few other officers aud mou of Morgan's command woro in tho woods near by, having been out oft' from thoir command, aud knowing the use- leBsness of further effort would surrender surrender if an officer was sent f;o receive them. Adjutant Allen and Lieutenant MoGol- gou of the Seventh Ohio cavalry woro sent to receive them and escort them to our lines. On the way to receive those Confederates Confederates they were mot coming to our linos under escort of a sergeant of the Eighth Michigan cavalry whom thoy accidentally met in tho woods. Thowo prisoners-were received by tho •writer of thoHQ linofi, who was greatly surprised to learn that General Basil Duko, Morgan's Morgan's chief lieutenant, was in company •with Colonel Howard Smith. General Duko bore hinjHelf with dignity, and I would not havo known that I had him with the other prisoners if ono of his own men had not accidentally disclosed hin identity to me. One of the Confederate Confederate officers with general Duko KO.V< Tho Flag GoeH Uy. Hats off I AlonK tho slroet thure comes A blare of buyleK, n mlJ'lo of drums, A tt.'iwh of culor bunuatl) tho sky. Hats off) Tlio liny is passing by. Blue und crimson and white it Rliines Ovor tho stuol tipped ordered linus. Ha IB off! TJio colors before us fly, But more i.han tho flag is passing by. s Son flghlR and land il^lits, prim and groat, Fouyht to niako and to suvo t;ho state; Dreary marches and sinking ships; Chuurs uf victory oji dying lips; DnyH of plenty and days ol pouce; Afnrch ot n strong land'H swift increase; Equal justice, right and law, Stately honor and reverend awe; Sign of a jiation, wreat and strong, To ward h"r peuplo from foroiyn wrong; Prido and ylory and honor all Livo in tho colors to aland or full. Bats offl Along the stiv-'jt thero comes A blare of bngies, a rufilo of drums, And loyal hearvs are beating high. Hats o/TI Tlie Hug is passing by. —Youth's Companion, An Opportunity You Now Have Of testing the cnrative effects of Ely's Cream Balm, the most positive positive cure for catarrh known. Ask your druggist for a 10 cent trial size or send 10 cents, we will mail it. Full size 50 cents. KLY-BROS., 56 Warren St., N. Y. City, My son was afflicted with catarrh. 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Clipped from Xenia Daily Gazette30 May 1898, MonPage 8

Xenia Daily Gazette (Xenia, Ohio)30 May 1898, MonPage 8
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