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GENERAL JOHNJF. HARTRANFT.
BIOOBAPBICAL SKETCH OT THB BEFCBLICAK
CAKDIDATM TOR AUDITOR GSXKBAL.
Our candidate for Auditor General is
too well known to require at this late day
any extended newspaper mention. The
name of General Ilartranft is familiar to
the whole country, and in Pennsylvania it
has long since become a household word.
As a slight recognition of his services du
ring tho rebellion, he was elected in 1865
by his fellow-citizens Auditor General of
the State, a position of great responsibility
and one requiring the exercise of a me
thodical mind like that possessed by Gen
eral Ilartranft. Having served the pub
lic in a civil capacity as faithfully and fear
lessly as he served his country on the field
of battle, his fellow-citizens have the sec
ond time placed him in nomination for this
high and responsible position.
Major-General John Frederick Ilart
ranft is a native of New Hanover town
ship, Montgomery county, Pennsylvania,
and was born December 1G, 18H0. He
graduated at Union College, at Schenecta
dy, New York, in 1853, and was employed
as civil engineer for some time. He assis
ted in running the line of the Mauch
Chunk and "White Haven Railroad, which
hat since been constructed, and had charge
of the working party who surveyed the
route of the proposed railroad from Chest
nut Hill to'DoyJestown or New Hope.
In 1S54, Sheriff Boyer, of Montgomery
county, secured his services as Deputy,
and he continued in the Sheriff's office iu
that capacity during the remainder of
Mr. Boyer's term of office and the whole
of that of Sheriff Rudy, who wss elected
in 1855, and continued till 1853. In
this position he became acquainted vith
the people of his native county and ac
quired a general reputation among all who
met him as a prompt, careful and efficient
Having pursued the study of law the
necessary length of time, he was admitted
to practioe at the bar of Montgomery
county in the fall of 1SG0.
He was then elected Colonel of the
First Regiment of Montgomery County
Militia in 1859, having previously been
Lieutenant Colonel and Captain.
The call to arms in April, 1861, when,
after Sumpter was fired upon, President
Lincoln issued his first appeal to the he
roism and devotion of the people, found
Col. Ilartranft a Democrat, attached to
the political principles in which he had
been reared. Rut it made him none the
lcsrt a patriot. From the day on which
he took arms in defence of his country,
he laid aside all ideas and theory of parti
zanship and became alone a heroic soldier,
striving always to do his duty, wherever
and whenever that might call him to ac
tion. He lost no time in tendering the servi
ces of his militia regiment to Governor
Curtin, having visited Harrisburg for that
purpose, on Tuesday, the lGth of April.
It was promptly accepted, and became the
Fourth Regiment of Pennsylvania Volun
teers. Rendezvousing at Harrisburg on
the 20th, it was speedily armed, equipped
and sent forward to Perryville, thence to
Annapolis, and finally to Washington.
The term of service of his regiment
had expired, and it was on the homeward
march when the battle of Bull Run took
place. The forward movement of our ar
my to meet the rebels in that first grand
encounter attracted Hartranft's attention
and he determined not to be left behind
when, for the first time, his country need
ed his services in actual battle. He of
fered himself to General M'Dowell to
serve in any capacity in the approaching
struggle where he could be useful. The
General remarked that it was scarcely
"regular" to do so, but that his apprecia
tion of Col. Hartranft's noble conduct was
so high that he would assign him to duty
on the staff of Col. Franklin, who com
manded the brigade to which the Fourth
Regiment had been attached. Col. Frank
lin, in his report, spoke with warm words
of commendation, and General McDowell
expressed regret afterwards that ho had
not done justice to his -valuable exertions
by especially mentioning him in his official
report of the battle.
Gen. Cameron, then Secretary of "War,
also referred with high encomiums to his
conduct on this occasion and it formed a
gallant commencement for a grand career.
Colonel Ilartranft had no intention of
retiring from the service at the close of
his three months' campaign. A week be
fore the battle of Bull Run he had ap
plied to, and obtained permission from the
War Department to recruit a three year's
regiment. He lost no time in commencing
its organization, Governor Curtin having
added his authority to do so, and on the
lGth of November, it was mustered into
service at Harrisburg, with Ilartranft as
Colonel, and became the Fifty-First regi
ment Pennsylvania Volunteers.
This regiment was assigned toBurnside's
army, which was then organizing at An
napolis for service on tho coast of North
Carolina. It became a part of Reno's
brigade, and participated in the whole of
Burnside's campaign. The expedition left
Annapolis early in January, 18G2, and on
the 10th of the following mouth Colonel
Ilartranft led his men up through a
swamp which the rebels had supposed im
passible, to storm the Rebel works on
I WOULD RATHER BE RIGHT THAN PRESIDENT. Hknry Clay.
Roanoke Island. The rebels were nearly
all captured, and the effects of so signal
a success in the initial contest of the cam
paign were excellent.
The rebel fortifications at Newbern
were attacked and carried on the 15th of
March, and here again Colonel Ilartranft
bore a conspicuous part. The contest was
a severe one, and the loss on both sides
serious. The army of Burnside remained:
at Newbern until the conclusion of M'
Clellan's disastrous campaign on tho Pen
insula, when a large portion of it was
shipped to Newport News, to join the
Army of the Potomac.
Early in August the force at Newport
News was transferred by transpots to
Acquia Creek, aud thence by railroad to ,jnr wounded.
Frederickshurar, where--Reno's Divisk-ir,-rn."ci regiment left Newport News on the
arrived on the 4th of that month. Here 1
they joined the army under Pope, and j
thence participated in all the battles and j
skirmishes of his unfortunate campaign.
The service during the three weeks of his
command was arduous in the extreme.
From Fredericksburg to the old battle
ground of Bull Run the movement was
almost a continous struggle, and when the
second battle on that renowned locality
took place, Col. Ilartranft found himself
posted on almost the same ground that he
had fought upon in July of the preceding
year. His regiment was posted on the
left of the Centerville road, protecting
Graham's battery, till the retreat com-
menced. When the brigade left the field
it was divided, one regiment only march
ing with Gen. Ferero, while the other two
were ordered by another road under com
mand of Col. Ilartranft. On this, as on
the former occasion, when everything was
confusion, Col. Ilartranft remained cool,
collected and self-reliant. In this action
his regiment lost eight killed and wounded
and thirteen missing.
Again at Chantilly Ilartranft met the
energy, and again added new laurels to his
fame. But these struggles did not over
come the b.neniy. Tired, footsore and ex
hausted as our men were, they took up the
line of march once more, on the 7th of
September, and joined the march of the
Grand Army again tender McClellan, up
through Maryland to South Mountain and
Antietam. The engagement of South
Mountain, though apparently but a pre
lude to the greater contest of Alitietain,
was distinct in its character. It was fought
on Sunday, September l ltn, an. I !ts result
transferred the grand battle from the little
mountain pass to the banks of the stream
Colonel Ilartranft commanded his regi-
ment as usual, leading it to the attack up
the side of the mountain with his accus- j
tomed bravery. That night our men oc
cupied the important position they had
carried, sleeping on the summit of the
hill, whence the ground sloped away to
the valley of the Antietam. j
Two days occupied in short movements,
and the morning of "Wednesday, Septem
ber 17th, found our army confronting the
rebel host. Soon the intrepid Hooker, on
the right, was engaged. On the left Burn
side waited orders till nearly noon, and
then was directed to storm the enemy's
position on the opposite bank of the stream,
crossing his men over the narrow stone
bridge that spanned the creek in his front.
The position occupied by the rebels was
one of wonderful natural strength. The
road on the East bank, wound up near the
stream for some distance before reaching
the bridge, and troops marching on it at
this point were exposed to a terrible flank
fire. On crossing the bridge it met an ab
rupt steep bank, and deflected, nearly at
right angles, up and down the "West bank.
The bridge was therefore entirely com
manded by the rebels. They had had
ample time for preparation, and their ar
tillery was posted to sweep the causeway
from end to end, while the riflemen,
screened from view behind trees and rocks,
or in well prepared rifle pits, waited the
attack, to open a most destructive fire.
Thus posted were the enemy.
But the orders came to ''Take the
Bridge." At about 11 o'clock Burnside
ordered an attack. First two regiments
essayed to cross this bridge of death.
They struggled forward a" little, distance,
terribly cut up by the fire in flank, paus
ed, staggered, and came back. It seemed
impossible that mortal men could cross by
so terrible a path and live. Again the
attempt was made by fresh troops, and
again they were repulsed by the terrible
fire. Still the bridge must be taken.
Then General Ferrcro rode up to Ilar
tranft, who lay with his regiment behind
a knoll a short distance from the stream,
and said to him, "General Burnside directs
you to take your regiment and cross the
bridge." Amid the cheers of his own reg
iment, and the shouts of those who wit
nessed the attempt, Ilartranft led forward
hio regiment, alone, and unsupported.
Avoiding the unsheltered road below the
bridge, they reached the wing walls of the
structure, and lay a few moments skir
mishing, holding the ground thus gained.
A regiment was hurried up to support
them, but the situation was a terrible one.
On all sides men and officers were falling.
Ilartranft led his men to the charge, and
they dashed gallantly into the storm of
leaden hail. Ihe little stream of heroes
were fearfully thinned as they struggled
forward, but by words and example Ilar
tranft urged them on, and Tho Bridge
was Carried !
f That night, as his men lay on the ground
they had won, nartranft went through the
regiment and took the names of all those j
who had followed him through the terrible
path across the bridge. Of five hundred
who were in the ranks in the morning,
scarcely two hundred were on the hill at
night. Most of that fearful deficiency
were killed or wounded.
TAt Fredericksburg, when Burnside made
his bold and nobly conceived, but disas
trous attack in December. Colonel Ilar
tranft once more led his regiment into
tattle. That there was no child's play
where he fought will be testified by the
,hrvivors of that terrible fight. His regi
ment alone lost twelve killed and seventy-
2Gth of March for central Kentucky, where
they entered on a brief campaign.
.Early in June the corps once more set
out on its travels. It left Kentucky by
railroad to Cairo, and thence passed down
the Mississippi on steamers to Sherman's
Landing, opposite Vicksburg, where they
landed on the 14th of June. In a day or
two they went up the Yazoo river to
Haines' BlufF, and thence across the coun
try, operating principally in the rear of
Yicksbunr to cover Grant's seise. The
campaign was brief, but very severe, and
the marches were frightful.
On the 4th of J uly, after the glorious
consummation of Grant's operations by the
surrender of Pemberton, the movement
against Johnston at Jackson commenced.
That town was captured after eight day's
operations, and the campaign in Mississ
ippi was at an end.
On the 9th of August the corps left
Vicksburg for Cairo, and came from that
city to Cincinnati. At the latter place,
Colonel Ilartranft received a sick leave,
and returned home to recover his shattered
energies. Having partially recovered, he
left again for the field of action in Octo
ber, and on the 16th of November found
his regiment in Lenoir, in Tennessee, where
they were just about being attacked by
Longstreet. He at once, in the absence
of senior officers, took command of the di
vision, and led it during the whole of the
battles constitutinthe defense of Knox
ville. The skirmish at Lenoir commenced the
campaign. Ilartranft was ordered to move
f irward to Campbell's Station, and hold
-j roads which crof-s there. ITe marched
proTuptly, in the night, with his division
and eorue artillery and cavalry, and occu
pied the important strategic point. Other
troops were hurried up to his support, and
at nine o'clock in the morning the action
commenced, coctiuuing for two hours, at
the end of which time the discomfited
rebels retired with terrible loss. Ilar
tranft, during the engagement, had four
brigades under him. It was a battle fought
against terrible odds, for the Union army
numbered only six thousand men, while
Longstreet led at least three times that
Burnside's only effort was to hold out,
and save Knoxville, till reinforcements
could reach him.
At length, however, about the 7th of
December, Longstreet gave up the seige
Many regiments re-enlisted during the
winter preceding the campaigns of 18G4,
.and among them Colonel Hartranft's regi
ment. On the 4th of January they were
mustered, and all but a few men agreed to
re-enlist. The "veterans" received the
usual furlough, and the regiment was or
dered home to recruit.
The furlough having expired, Colonel
Hartranft's regiment rendezvoused at Har
risburg, on the 10th of March, and re
mained at Camp Curtin till the 19th, when
they were sent forward to Annapolis.
Here the soldiers of Burnside's command
were once more assembling, to embark, as
was supposed, on some new expedition to
Colonel Ilartranft was made Acting
Brigadier General and placed in com
mand of the post. The remainder of
March and most of April was spent in or
ganizing, drilling, and disciplining the new
men, embracing not only the new organi
zations, but the recruits in the old ones.
Soon after, Colonel Ilartranft received
his long merited promotion as Brigadier of
Volunteers. He had fairly earned it at
Antietam, and nothing but his modest de
termination not to urge his own claims
had prevented him from receiving it long
before. He was placed iu command of the
First Brigade, Third Division, Ninth Ar
my Corps, consisting of six regiments, the
2d and 8th Michigan and 51st Pennsyl
vania, veteran regiments, and the 17th
Michigan, 109th Pennsylvania, and 27th
Michigan. His commission as Brigadier
dated from May 10th, 1864.
On the 23d of April, Burnside's force
moved from Annapolis, marching across
the 'country to "Washington and Alexan
dria, where they encamped on . the 25th.
They became a portion of Grant's army
actually in the field about the 28th.
AVith Ilartranft, active operations began
on the 4th of May, when he broke camp
near. "Warrenton Junction and took up the
line of march, crossing the Rappahannock
and encamping a mile beyond. The fol
lowing day he crossed the Rapidan at
Germanirr Ford, and hurried forward with
the rest of Burnside's forces to the support
of the troops who had all day boon engaged
at the WilderuoM.
The next day, Friday, May Gth, a
movement was made to the left, and Har
tranft's brigade wTas placed on the left of
the Fifth corps. Farther still to the left
was the Second corps. Here the enemy
was soon encountered, and Burnside or
dered Ilartranft to carry the enemy's
works in his front. They were very
strong, and the rebels were in force. The
advance was made at 10 o'clockm fine
style, and the works wepe carried and held
for a moment, but a sudden panic seized
the left of the line, and the whole brigade
On the 9th, Ilartranft was again on the
move with his corps. On the 12th, at
daylight, our troops advanced beyond the
river Ny, and here ensued a desperate en
gagement in the course of the day. The
enemy" opened on our troops with artillery,
but were soon silenced. Pushing reso
lutely forward, the enemy continually gave
and Ilartranft won two small hills
where they, had attempted to stand. At
two o'clock, orders were given to attack,
and our troops moved gallantly forward.
There ensued a most desperate hand-to-hand
The first of J une found our troops near
Cold Harbor, and on that day and the 2d
there was severe skirmishing with the en
emy. On the following day Hartranft
witbdrew toward the left, and formed line
near Bethcsda Church, and once more en
gaged the enemy. Agreeably to orders,
he assaulted the enemy in his front and
retook a line which had been lost by our
army the preceding evening. The enemy
fled precipitately from their position, and
Hartranft's men occupied the rifle pits.
The successive movements by the left
flank brought the brigade of Hartranft
across the Chickahominy on the 14th of
June, and on the 15th the James was also
crossed. On the 17th and ISth his com
mand engaged the enemy with severe loss,
the contest on the latter day being at the
Norfolk and Petersburg Railroad.
In the unfortunate action at Petersburg,
on the 30th of July, after the explosion of
the mine, Ilartranft again took part.
During the movements upon the "Wel
don Railroad by General Grant, on the
19th, 20th and 21st of August, General
Ilartranft commanded his brigade, and did
good service in the three days' fighting
there. The. brigade lost fifteen killed,
seventy-nine wounded and twenty-three
in tne engagements near I'opiar springs
Church, commencing on the 30th of Sep
tember, and ending on the 8th of the fol
lowing month, Gen. Hartranft had com
mand of the second brigade, instead of the
first, and participated.
At Hatcher's Run, on the 27th and 2Sth
of October, Gen. Hartranft commanded the
first brigade of the first division, 9th Corps,
which contained several of the old regi
ments previously under him in the third
Late in March, 1S65, the nation was
waiting patiently for news of the surren
der or capture of Richmond, when it was
startled by the report that Lee had assum
ed the offensive, and had boldly attacked
our lines. A few hours later, and the re
port was confirmed, but with the cheering
and encouraging addition that our troops
had most brilliantly repulsed the attack,
in one of the hardest engagements, for its
duration, of the war ; that this magnificent
feat had been performed by a Division
composed of new regiments only recently
recruited from Pennsylvania, but disci
plined, trained, and led by a Pennsylvania
General, now, for his skill and courage,
named "The hero of Fort Steedman,"
General Hartranft, at this time, Was in
command of the 3d Division of the 9th
Corps. It was composed, as just stated, of
Pennsylvania regiments, raised for one
year, and just sent into the field. To or
ganize and discipline them no better man
could have " been . selected than Hartranft,
and his choice for the position was most
appropriate and fortunate.
At Fort Steedman Ilartranft won his
brevet of Major General, an honor well de
served. In the final grand assault on Petersburg,
when the "Confederacy" of traitors crum
bled away at last, like a rotten shell, Gen.
Hartranft bore once more a distinguished
Gen. Ilartranft and his command saw
no more fighting during the campaign.
Subsequently, after Lee's surrender, Hart
ranft was specially detailed to take charge
of the arrangements for guarding the Mil
itary Commission which sat for the trial
of the assassins of the President, and to
execute its mandates.
Petroleum, as fuel, is destined to be
used very generally in this country. An
experiment, testing its value in this re
spect, was made the other day at Detroit,
on the propellor Congress.- The inven
tors claim that at the present price of
crudV oil, which sells at from 60 to 80
cents a barrel at Sarnia, this fuel will be
only half as expensive as wood, and will
occupy but one-tenth the space. The
Congress burned four and a half barrels iu
six hours, and with fifty pounds of steam
made very good headway. The steamboat
men who witnessed the experiment wre
well pleased with it. v
TllE women, we are sure. 'will ha n-l.ifl
to know that Eugenie's waUft measures
ust seventeen inches.
l2.00 IX ADVAXCE.
For the II est.
"Whatever conies is for the best !
These words give courage to tho breast.
The winds may blow, the tempests lower,
We will defy their utmost power.
And cry, amid their wild affright,
"Whatever happens will be right."
Whatever comea is for th best I
This tbonght gives caln. 'mid life's unrest.
Though far away the shore roar lie,
And waves risn round us mountain high,
Our destiny is in His hand,
Who rules the sky, the sea, the land.
Whatever comes is well ! What power
Have words like these in sorrow's hour t
They keep the heart forever warm,
'They ch.arm away ihe power to harm.
Despair can never be our guest
"When we can say, "All's for the best t"
Whatever comes is for the best I
Then let us bow to Ileaven's behest.
Through hsalth or sickness, weal or woe,
God's love marks out our lot below :
Thank Him for this sweet ark of rest
Whatever comes is for the best I
VTelister Matched by a Woman.
In the somewhat famous case of Mrs.
Bodgen's will, which was tried in the Su
preme Court some years ago, Mr. "Webster
appeared as counsel for the appellant. Mrs.
Greenough, wife of Rev. Wm. Greenough,
late of Weston, a tall, straight, queenly
looking woman, with a keen black eye a
woman of great self possession and decision
of character was called to the stand as a
witness on the opposite side. Mr. Webster,
at a glance, had the sagacity to foresee
that her testimony, if it contained anything
of importance, would have great weight
with the court and jury. He, therefore, re
solved if possible to break her up. And
when she answered to the first question
put to her, "I believe," Mr. Webster
roared out :
"We don't want to hear what you be
lieve j we want to hear what you know,
Mrs. Greenough replied : "That's just
what I was about to say, sir," and went on
with her testimony. And notwithstanding
his repeated efforts to disconcert her, she
pursued the even tenor of her way till Web
ster, quite fearful of fho rnlt. arose, ap
parently in great agitation, and drai.:U($
out his large snuff box, thrust his finger to
the very bottom, and carrying the deep
pinch to both nostrils, drew it up with a
gusto ; and then extracting from his pocket
a very large handkerchief, which flowed
to his feet as he brought it to the front, ho
blew his nose with a report that ran dis
tinct and loud through the hall.
Webster. "Mrs. Greenough, was Mrs.
Bodgen a neat woman ?"
Mrs. G. "I cannot give you very full
information as to that, sir j she had ono
very dirty trick."
W. "What was that, ma'am V
Mrs. G. "She took snuff!"
The roar in the court house was such
that the defender of the Constitution sub
sided, and neither rose nor spoke again till
Mrs. Greenough had vacated her chair for
another witness, having ample time to re
flect upon the inglorious history of the man
who had a stone thrown on his head.
Surrender of VI cits burg-.
H. C. Deming, in his life of Grant, re
lates an incident connected with the meet
ing "of Grant and Pemberton, which, al
though before narrated, was generally re
garded as apochryphal. "While I was in.
Washington," says that writer, "I had tho
pleasure of hearing General Grant describe
the meeting between Pemberton and him
self on this memorable occasion. Immedi
ately after listening to the account, I re
turned to my own room, committed it to
paper, and sent it to my family at home.
I transcribe his description from my own
letter, now before me : 'While one of the
Illinois regiments,' he said, 'was raising its
flag upon the court house at Vicksburg, I
deemed it but an act of courtesy to pay
my respects to Pemberton, and went in
search of his headquarters. I found him
seated on the piazza of a house, surrounded
by his officers and staff. No one advanced
to receive me, or recognized my presence
in any way. I dismounted my horse, and
joined the party on the porch, when Pem
berton acknowledged the acquaintance
a slight nod. He offered me no seat,, an
I remained standing, while he aadt his.
subordinates were, sitting. A Mississippi
General finally arose and pushed toward
me his ehair. The day was oppressively
warm and dusty, and to relieve the con-
straint of the interview I asked for a glass
of water; Pemberton pointed to the mte-v
rior Of the house, and I groped ry way
through it to the well in the roar, where I
found a negro, who drew 'jp a bucket and
tendered me a dr;nk from a gourd. I re
turned to thep?.vty on the piarza and found
my chair rcoecupied ; and, although I re
mained standing for twenty minutes, I was
not offered a seat again, and I left Pem-
oerton and went on my way. Our sole
conversation was about the supply of ra
tions for his troops, and I learned then,
for the first time, the number of men who
had surrendered, having presumed all along
that there were but fifteen to twenty thou
sand men in the crarmon."'.