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From the Clncintttti (Inietle.
Thomas' Great Victory.
Aell\ I*lXl, I lee. 17.
WHY WK FELT CONFIDENT.
The morning of Ijcceuiher lliih, I r ke
Ujioii an utiXioMs city.
What wottld be the l'ot luiie ol the day :
Ihe rebels had the day previ -u been
driven from every' p".-i . n we a- ailed,
except upon the cxin iuc ligb . and tiiey
were sure to 1 abandon that part ot the line
before she next day broko. Our men had
displayed ihe most distinguished va.or
•and were in ihe h gliest \slnle it
was evident from tin: desponding tone of
most of the prisoners that the rcboti wcie
Very much dcpre-scd. Our troops l'eit
entire confidence in 111« --kill and wi-doiu
of their ieadct's a confidence v.ell shared
while it was Certain that our opponents
never did Couii do in Hood and ' e wi
sor aniMiig thein l •• I upon h.- gcir. ral
ii i with iJi'imst .fin! lisniay. Wi' had
. - i n i
■ j • •• " ■
■ n Je. ail i v.i . " ■ ..w. li .oeraUoOS,
iiiiiiece-s.uy to ei.uii.eiuie. every
loyal bosoiti oeai logli w.ili impc
otii ihe nigfii, Uiaf thi moiTow wouid
w.tness a signal tr.uuipii tor our arms,
so 41.. I'IIOL'IIUT l'U . Hi. CoN I'KAUY.
Hut on tlie other li.ni 1, there were some
reasons why we looked with apprehension
upon die resuit of the morrow's conflict.
So far we had driven tlie enemy only
from detached poiuts aud Comparatively
isolated works with'ftt anywhere fighting
him iu his principal line. From the fact
that he, being the investing party, neces
sarily occupied a larger line thanovrselves,
we might ml or that his torees 011 Thurs
day, when we first commenced the attack,
were considerably scattered, and were aide
to act at any one point with but little
weight. Lfur.ng tlie night lie would of
course, gather his legions together, and*
so form compact bodies of men with which
to resist the strength of our battallioiis-
We were aware, too, that when tlie fight
began at least two dinsions of Cheatham's
corps were in the vicinity of Murfreus
boro; but that upon ihe first inf. filiation of
an attack by our own force*, they Would
be scut for With all haste, and return 111
time to takv part in tlie Friday's tight
Weighing tliexe cateliilly agivinut the
I'iiiiiio-lirtice 01'in oi\ i. »i .-till leb
cimiiiii'i I I hut the l.:ii nice wi.- on tin
ii.. In ~i ; and Iha ai. iioimh \>r might
be obliged to struggle hauler than 011
Thursday, the result would be similar,
ami the di.-t'iiiiitifurc of tlie rebels more
POSITION (It THE : NKMI .
The tit-1111 ill:: was cloudy ami gave in»t!-
cations of rail). Thore Was a dense fog
at 1111 early hour, but this soon cleared
away ; and as early as eight o clock, wo
were able to deter io the p -ittoii ot I Ins
enemy. Availing himscll of the cover ol
darkness he had wilhdrawu both the cov
er.of his wings, from the river, had every
where contracted hi? lines, aud was hold
itig a strong position along the Granny
White Hill. 01 as tin- particulai portion
ol ilte eiiain is called, the Overton iiiaiigc
These lulls i iustinitc the most wesieyty
spur ot* the i limbei 111 nil iUoillilii ins. 1 tie
re i iiu.li 1 held 4. S l». i.ecs co ps,
ihe c.\t 1 iiini'right tiy I'layion - utvis, n
o, tlie Minn . resin 1 'up-ai a .1 just t the
oacK upou .nc c.iuic oi-.MII. ii..ls ai.uady
inetuioliea. anJ oe.Woeu iTie viraiiuy
Wln.e ullii 11 lllsboio' | ikes.
It must be understood that the centie
of their old position (uhd as they liad
withdrawn both wings, they now held ou
ly the cen tie) the rebels had origin ally
constructed lour lines of eutreuchinciits.
the first of these they voluntarily aban
doned on the 12sh iust. • The second was
the continuation of the series of detached
positions on the rebel left, from which
we drove theni on Thursday. This they
relinquished on Thursday night, falling
baek to their third line. This they
on Friday morning, although they evi
dently did uot much rely upon it and
were prepared to retire to their fourth
line, which was the strongest of all. Ihe
center oi this line was six miles from the
center of the city.
OUR OWN ORHEII OF 11ATTLE.
Our own troops yvere disposed in the
following general order:
Tlie cavalry, under Major-General
Wilsou, were ou the extreme right Geu.
Schofield, with the -3d cirpe, consisting
of Couch's aud Cox's divisious, was at
first held in reserve, but before the main
bati.e opened, had tuked jositiou in liue
on the left «(' the cavalry, thus funning
The right of our infantry line. The ltith
Corps (lieu. \. J. Smith) catue next on
the left of Sell field Its three divisions
wi■ f*ei inniiili'le I liV lirig. lien M Artliur
1 lirifj. en. (SarrnrH anlCid. J. 11. Moore.
Seventy second Illinois. On the left ol
Smith. the magnificent Fourth Corps
lien T. .1 Woo li in. f<-lined in el >-e
order of battle, and partially massed.
Tt>• throe divisions were commanded res-
I c'Ctivelv hv Brigadier General Kiuiball,
: Brigadier General Elliott ami Brigadier'
lieneral Beatty. Holding the extreme
■ left was liencral Sf"'dtiiiin with it divis
ion commanded l»v Brigadier lien. Cnift,
and Iwo brigade-, of colored troops, com
manded n-| cctively by Colonel Morgan,
if the Curly.l' arth I'nited States Color
ed T 1 oam! C I inel Thomp jn. of the
Twelfth The particular position of tic
dii.eren divis 'mis i'i Ime t i unneces
jpry t n n. ttsthey were great-^
' I> Nt.NO CAN.. ■« AO:
It was | ciha|» halt past e ~h> a m .
w ei ai. lie inhabitants il N.i. 1iv.1.0
tie.' ■ I'' II lit to he.r limit's ill lis. oil to
tlie cop an heavy thundering* of ar
tillery wh ih came to ling up lYoin tin
Sou h In a short time , the explosions
were so tremendous and continuous that
the air trembled and the window-pane
' rattled in their sashes.
Either we were renewing the battle
an 1 following up the, advantage gained
yesterday, er Hood, according to his cus
tom, was hurling his desperate legions
i against our lines. Nobody would have
been surprised to hear it was the latter.
To break his army in pieces in an unit
jvt iling effort against our superior nuni-*
| hers would be but a fitting finale to his
mad project of invading Tcnuessee.
PLAN OF BATTLE.
It turned out, howexer, that we had ta
ken the initiative.
| Our plan of battle to-day was simply
j a continuation of that of yesterday. It
consisted in pressing the advantage we
had gained upon the enemy's left. Gen.
I Wilson, with the cavalry was to pu-.li
1 down the Ilillsboro turnpike, and if pos
sible intercept the rebel trains. Selio
field was or ered, as soon as he ill gilt
deem ii expedient, to assail the rebel lelt
retired against the hills; while Sm.tli
was to bieak through the rebel hue at
the | oin where it was in.st inivanced
eivai . thee ly. ltd niukiiig a pallia,
whee oward lie c.t. w ;u Ii II
nut; he loacho'i the Flunk u :ull>j Kc
lo Uoul. ii coiijuio ion w tb >Vee iinali.
was a signed the tank of buttlinu with
Hii>i driving hack the enemy's right.
N A i'UIIE Or l 111-. I'HutMi.
'1 lie 4i' iiid '.v. » in.'-l y open in front
-'! tic Sixteenth and Fourth Ikirps, and
some la:-.e cotnlields lay just in Iront "t
the ii IHi 'll li tie of reoel works. Stecd
iii.ni nil vmg to the right amj left of the
Ai ml i ec.-iioi ' pike, lecli tig for the enemy 's
light Willi ins.in tiofis ultimately to con
nect with llie Fourth Corp.-, had to urge
Ills way IhruUgh a district no' veiy thick
ly W'lodc.l. tint still in which the trees
were numerous enough lo conceal a good
many iebei i-kiriu.sliers.
These skirmishers ol ttie enemy hau
been iii.-n ibuied vety thickly along then
ii"iii ano it became necessary as out
! troops i lUniieiice i lo am.,nee in I lie
iir in _ io ten i out ' 'dtiinus ol opposm,.
-i,.in,, lit »i. ,ui. > bu .icau )
ii n ,'i nc _ui jo tonit th
Li II .
Oil. at ei - we ein w rough t' to
fear upou the enemy w.th greater pre
! eisioii than before. We had no lack
of either artillery or ammunition, an 1 we
I tliun icied away from perhaps a hundred
j pieces, simultaneously.
Looking throug a glass, I could per
| ceive the eonsteruatiuii this ti e occasion
ed among the rebels. Now a shell would
explode near a group, who, more daring
than the rest, had exposed themselves to
view. Such a ecatterment as would then
take place ! If the shell expladed very
n ar, however, the whole group instantly
fell upon their laces; some of these
would get up immediately alterwards and
take refuge behind the warks; others
nould be borne away to the rear by their
comrades; while still others, for whom
no physician could inveut a remedy,
would be left lying where they fell. A
solid shot would strike the parapet of the
rebel breastworks, and plough a deep fur
row through it ; or, falling short, would
scatter over the rebels beliiud, a shower
j of dirt aud mud.
I The rebel artillery replied very feebly ,
partly Because, havingalways beeu some
what weak iu this arm, they were still
more so alter their losses of yesterday;
and partly because they did uot wish to
. discover to us the exact position of their
" Let us have Faith that Right makes Might; and in that Faith let us, to the end,dare to do our 'jty as we understand it"— A LINCOLN
BUTLER, BUTLER COUNTY, PA., WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4, 1805.
b.rteiies until tlie assault. which they
ecnied probable should take place.
FLA NKI NO MOV E 11KNTS.
Schofictd now marched down the Gran
ny White pike, and carefully concealing
his placed his corps directly
upon their left flank and almost at right
angles Willi their line. Steeduian at the
aine time Woiked his way forward, until
lie could at any moment connect with
ENEMA -TRKNOTAENS HIS ADVANCK-
Wliilc th-e movements yvere go ; ng on.
the enemy wa- i-b.-eiveil to be strcngth
b "K.nced line, which 1 have
i • the third from the city, and
tl • • ,!■ y. kin comparison with his
mrth 11 in.- I'onions of .Johnson's and
- oil, 'i divisions of Lee s corps oe
i|. 1 tiiis •••rer line with four pieoes ot
aitllle.v • , "
AIiVAM'K LIN I: CARRIED.
'llo' i Mil.cuts ot the rebels for
!• i - bis line i.eteriuiiied Gen.
\\ .11y it'withobi delay. To the
ii v n ili s c<il'| s—the division
c.anoi.inee . by ling lien. Nalhau Kini
o..ii—w ,s as-signed the duty of taking
.lie c w irks, and theta k fell principally
upon the two brigades commanded res
pective!} by i'rig. Gens. Whittakcr aud
Grofe, the one a splendid specimen of
Indiana patriotism, the other a slun iig
lep're.-einativeof tiue Kentucky loyalty
Gen Wood had selected the light
'i he rebel works could only be reached
by ascending a considerable slope, ami
passing through a wood from which all
but the larger trees had been removed.
Iu splendid order the divisiou moved
onward to the charge, firing volley after
volley as they rushed toword the rebel
works. A withering fire of musketry,
rapid discharges of cauisler from the
euemy's artillery, made them waver more
than once, iiut stiil they pressed on,
until they were within half pistol shotot
the works. Here the fire of the enemy
became so deadly, that our men, in order
to return it more effectually, made a halt.
Longer, perhaps, than any troops ever
remained before in such a position, they
stood there and fired fast aud furiously
at the enemy. A lew gave way and fled
HI i'isorder. 'i he whole line staggered,
and had the rebels done nothing mure
than keep up their deadly fire upon us
we should iti all probauility have been
uiixeii Oai k. liut they made somemove
uit'ii. to shut iheir artiliety, whiili our
Uoys receive las an indication that they
were about to abandon the woiks aud
iei nc. ih is. Was i lie iieeued incentive to
their flagging spirits, liaising a lo'ld
sir ut, I hey l u.-iied impetuously forward
wiili ti\ bayonet-, and swainiing over
i in- W".m, pan fixed such ol' the Jolin
ii. a- d;,iit at ouee tly or surrender.
I icbcU had time to get off two of their
■ iim a:.- ; the ■ :bei two remained with
the " auks."
j ti O.MAS itECONNoiI'I RS.
No sooner na- t!n> preiiui nary access
.11■ 11ic11 i thiin Ocneial '1 hoiuas, w iuin I
saw i; vcr i! time- luring the day in the
vi'iy I; ui ol i!' battle, received Word
th i I wm were in | roper position,
Hid ii ui) ai e t lo assail the loe.
lii iii % in nin.-). ho eaietuily re
i mi "i . ill u.n Ins glass the posi
: I -i ly ;i c e.-, and then, as it
i .i i v,,; .iu u utt ot his observa
•iiccha r e ai ng the whole
< •: I . ■ ; A..0;.H 1111. WHOLE LINE.
>seii liti „i uiice mm ed upon the left
wi .tie eto'iny. Leiore the Veterans
oi me o.i i.oips vjryth.ng gave way
lke liosi >,oik. Ihe assailed flank cruiti
b eo lo p.tii.es as they advanced, and was
lolied back upon ihut portiou of the line
nhieb just now was attacked by A .J.
.-•until s Hoops, with a we.ght aud energy
thut nothing coulu withstand. M'Mii
icn's brigades, foremost in battle as on
.he prevn.usday. rushed right up iu the
very teeth ol ihiee poweilul lebel bat
teries, which had been dealing death in
to Smith's ranks as well as Schotield's,
and carried, at the point of the bayonet,
the salient portion oi' the hostile works.
Everything was then over with Cheatham
and Stewart. In less time than it re
i|uiics for uie to write these brief sen
tences, their woiks were everywheie cor
ried,.their forces utterly routed, \heir sol
diers captured by thousauds, aud every
piece of their artillery in our hands!
Such of the frightened fugitives as es
caped death or capture fled rapidly tow
ards the Fraukliu pike, passed through
the gap iu the lulls, and tuok letuge be
hiud S. 1). Lee's [lowerlul corps, which
still held this gap.
THE FIRST CRISIS I'AST.
One great crisis o; thejbattle was past,
'ihat crisis came wheu buiith assuiled the
salieut poiut of the enemy's principal
liue. It was post when he had broken
through it, aud hurled such of the lebel
hordes as he did not capture, back of the
THE SECOND COMING.
But Lee still held the hill on the left
of the lurnpi'te, completely comntauding
it. The rebel right was still unbroken :
and while that was the case, the victory
was still irtcomplete.
It was once again Wood's time to try
his fortune mid his skill. From the time
when lie fiist put his command iu motion
on I bursday morning tothe prestnt hour,
he had failed in tiothiug. The progress
of the4th corps had been resistless as the
march of late. Could it but carry the
lull before it, it would complete the dis
comfiture of the rebel host, thrill with
the deed the hearts of the American peo
ple, win the crowuing triumph of the
day, and make every man eonueeted with
it proud of its tiiime forever.
STEED.MAN TO ASSIST.
Assistance, too, yvas near at hand.
Steedmau, as said before, had worked his
way over all opposing obstacles; haddriv
cn th.'mdiels steadily before him. on both
sides of the MurfreeSsboio pike and ma
king a half wheel toward the left had
connected with Wood's right. Ilis forces
WCI'C li ow availa le in aiding to carry the
When Wood and Steeduian unite in an
enterprise, heaven help they
be rebels) who throyy themselves in their
Wood had for his subordinate officers
such men as Klliott, Sani'l Beatty, Kiln
ball, Grose, Whitaker, Opdyke, l'ost,
Lane. Steeduian had Cruft, Mitchell,
Grosvenor, Morgan, Thompson.' Their
troops yvere mostly veterans of a score
of battles, and the elite of the <Jurp* tl'
It yvas about half past one r. M. when
I first eauie upon this portiou ol the field.
Ihe batteries of the 4th corps directed
by the bold and able Maj. Goods peed,
were hurling shot and shell upon the crest
aud against the sides of the hill, replied
to ouiy occasionally by tlie battery, which
the rebels had on the summit. *
AI'I'I.ARANCE OF THE GENERALS.
Gen. Wood himself was there, standing
on a piece of rising grouud, just to the
ol and uot lar from the turnpike. Steed
ui 'ii was there, Ins gruff, gnarly, yet not
unpleasant lace looking cool and calm,
as if he weie attending an ordinary po
litical meeting at home. Sam. Jieatty
was there, with his round, fat, honest
lookiug cuunieuauce. lie was somewhat
serous in Ins uepoi tuient. Ills division
had already passed through a fierce orde
al that da}, aud he knew it was again up
on ihe point of plunging into the fiercest
ol ihostrile. Other distinguished officers
with neai ly all the members of the excellent
stall' of the 4t li Corps, yvere gathered close
ASSAULT OF THE lIILL DECIDED LI-OX.
. tee-J 111-tii left the group aud passed
over to i lie left, toward bis owru command.
Staff officers galloped in various direction.
I rode close to lien. \\ ood.
u 1 am going to assault a hill," said he,
•• in a short time. Col. Post is out now
rccoimoituriug the position, to see it he
call take it with his brigade, lie will he
pietty sure to decide that he can."
1 watched ihc general closely, to see if,
in this great crisis, 1 could detect any
sign ol' trepidation on his part. iligid
as a statur he sat upon his horse, lie
was still lauie from the effects of the
wound received a* Jonesboro', and an or
derly, with crutches, rode always very
near him. Scan his features narrowly
as 1 would, yet even while he talked 1
could not delect upon them any other ex
piession than that which they wear when
he is in his office, not thinking of battle;
orwheuatthc dinner table, conversing
((uietly will lib friends. '1 he same calm,
genial,.pleasant smile lighted up his eoun
•tenance. Only in his eyes sparkling like
diamonds, could Le sceu in his apprecia
tion ol the stein realities by which he
was surrounded ; in. them the fire ot bat
tic blazed visibly.
" We have been successful so far," he
said to some members of his staff, ''and.
I trust we shall not fail in this attempt
yet we may. We can hardly expect al
ways to win. Perhaps the enemy will be
able to hold that hill against us. If we
do not succeedin our assault, we will try
some other plan. LSut we'll beat them in
COL. POST BELIEVES HE CAN TAKE IT.
Just then a young, handsome, intelli
gent-looking officer cauie dashing up to
wards the General. It was Col. Post, ol
the 74th l.'liuois, commanding a brigade
in Geu. lieatty's division.
" Well, Post," said Wood, " how does
the hill look
" 1 ouu take it?" replied the individu
al addressed ; and a child coyld not have
seemed more to be scut oil to the
enjoyment of a holiday, than this brave
and noble youug man to the awful strug
gle which must ensue for the hill.
"All right!" said Oen. Wood, in an
swer to Post's assertion that he could take
the hill, and turning to his Chief of Ar
tillery, '.let tha ui have plenty of metal,
THE COVERING FIRE.
The fire of the batteries was at one re
doubled ; an immense volume of blue
suioke rolled over the scene; tierce flashes
shot from the muzzles of theguns us they
were discharged, to be answered the uext
moment by fierce flashes from the hill as
ihe shells burst upon its side aud summit;
the air was convulsed with souud; and
allied the whole, the hissing and hurling
and the shrieking tlying missiles
could be distinctly heard '
ORDER OF THE CHARGE.
Under the cover of the tremendous fite
our line were feiming to the assault Col.
Cost's brigaue was to move duectly upon
the lull. Col. Straights brigaue, ul&o 01
Ueutjy s division, was loriueuuu his light,
iu his support. immediately ou Post a
"left Col. Thompssou's Coluied brigade
was drawn up. Col. Morgan s coioieu
brigade was next on the leu. Col. Gl'os
veuor s brigade moved to the su 4 port ol
Aud uoyv " Forward !" was the yvord.
Uu ihey moved. stiM under cover of thai,
awiui hie ol artillery—onward into tlie
Very bosom ol the c.ouu ol blue aud gla}
tliai. liutig over tlie scene- -ouwaru lo yvlnt.
io huuuicUs yvas certain death. To gel a
better view ol tins temitie charge, i loue
over lo the lell, IU a positlo- of the line
whence Col. -Morgans men stalled, tleie
Horn asllght elevated plot of grouuu, 1
could distinctly see ail that yvas uot ob
scuied by the aluoke.
Our men were uiov.ug l'onvard with
loud aud continued cheers, aud crashes ol
musketry bewail to uiiugie yvnh the ioai
ut cannon. 'ihe enemy icseivcd then
tiie uulil Col. I est s brigade had latrly
commenced to eltmo the hill, then lium
their baitery on the summit leaped lonh
the angry tiie, aud a perlect hturicaue ol
cauisler shot tore through our tanks. A
little further we advanced; ami iheu the
yyhole surlace ui the eminence seemed to
blaze with muskeliy. it yvas no loiigei
an oroiuary lull, ii was a flaming, roar
ing, clashing volcano, scaling uea h auo
uesiruction, ueadhcr tliau it hot IKJUIU
lava were polliiug uowu its siues.
Mo uescriptiou can do justice to the
icjrific sceue. Ami auuust all ill is hell
01, suioke and liiunuer and fire our men
Steadily auyauced. Kver aud auon tlic.i
loua cheer rang above ihe uealeliilig roai
ol battle ; ever aud auou you coiua catcli
g.iuipses thiough the the th.ckeuing vap
or, ol our flag Mill moving.
I he colored troops vied With the white
in iu stciuuess of ueieimunition, and in
ihe persisent energy with wlueh they
lorced their way up the lull. But all
around it the rebels lay behind their
works aud poured into our uucovenMt he
rocs the deadly ball. But, hafk! the
cheering has ceased ! Ihe roar of can
non ano the crash ol muskets is louuer,
ucadlicr than be.ore! There are signs
ot wavering on our left. Colonel Thomp
son s ineu, iu einieavor.ng to pass arouuu
10 the leitvf the 1011, have been met by a
terrible flank tire from the enemy's works
011 that side, iu their fierce desire to
siorut the position they rush one aheau
of ihe other, aud thus ihetr ordi* is bro
keu. I hey do uot yet retire; but under
the witheriug fire which is destroying
tiie in, tt.ey become a confused mass. Ihe
troops upon the right, torn in pieces b}
the infernal fiie from the summit of the
lull, pau-c an instant, contused by flic
appearance of the lelt. Io pause under
such circumstances is to fail! IHe brave
Colonel l'ost is just at this juncture inor
tally wounded, in a liiouieut all order is
lost; and the gallant legions whose con
duct even iu temporary failure has im
mortalized tlicu'i, ru.-h back confused ami
bleeding aud exhausted, to the liue from
wheuee they set out.
WILL WOOD RENEW THE ATTACK?
The clouds have beeu thickening all
day, and the rain begins to fall rapidly.
Shall we acknowledge defeat at this last
aud vital yoint? Slial the blood of our
soldiers not be avcuged.
No! lie will tak« that hill >ioic if
Hood himself with his whole army were
concentrated upon it. Calmly, qmelly,
with the same pleasant siuile as before,
he superintends the reformation of bis
broken battalions, aud issues his or
Pour into the rebels your shot aud shell
again artillerymen! Give the traitors
upou that hill not a moments rest! Mo
matter though your tired horses siuk
hall w'ay to their knees in mud, let them
pull up the i ouderous cannons to such
positions that the fiery products of their
wombs will be more efFectuul. No mat
ter though your men be covered with
mud, besmeared with blood and powder
and soaked wilh rain, let them resume
their task, ram home their cartridges,
and send them onto their work,of death.
Bring back your colored soldiers to the
charge, brave '1 hotnpsou ! Post's heroes
must have au opportunity to avenge his
death ! Kimball and (jrrose, and Kirby
and Klliott, and all the rest must have a
The thunder of artillery, render more
awful by the approach of night, (for it
was now nearly four in the afternoou)
sounded more deafening nud continuous
than before; aud the reqels, anticipating
another charge, withdrew a number ol
troops from the left of their position, aud
marched them toward the poiut which
had previously been most fiercely assail
THE CHARGE RENEWED —ENTIRE SUC
The eagle eye of Wood at once detect
ed his advantage. While Post's veter
ans again assailed the hill directly, aud
Thompson's gallant Africans moved on
the reLel right, the bulk of Elliott's aud
Kinball's divisinus were hurled like a
thunderbolt against the rebel left. Wood
himself, accompanied by all bis stafl.
closely followed, and directed the charge.
In vain the fires of hell blazed forth
anew.—ln vain the terrified rebels dis
covering their error, endeavored to shift
back toward their weakened left. To at
teuipt any maneuver in the iaee of the
mighty storm now howling round them,
was iu itself destruction In column and
in line, deployed here, iu masses there,
our soldiers rushed upon them ; aud al
though llie hillside was wet with the blood
of many a martyr, they neither wavered
u. r hesitated nor paused until the hos
tile batiery was in their hands, until ev
ery portion of the opposing works was
carried, aud such of the rebels as held
ibetu and were uot killed or captuied,
weie Heeling iu wild dismay.
It was the last stand of the foe that
" llout, ruin, panic scattered all and
1 really believed that had not night in
terveued the rebel army would have been
iheu and there totally destroyed'
Tilt FIELD AFTER THE EIGHT.
I passed over the bloody path which
our sol .iers had troddcu in their uusuu
cesslul as well as successlul ettortto car
ry the hill. Never did i see the deau
aud dying so thickly strewn ujion a bat
lle-iicld. While aud black seemed to
have bled in about equal numbers. They'
had died m aiuiost every altitude that
i.he imagination could conceive. in one
place, ul the tool of a small stump, the
ucaii bodies of two colored soldiers lay
across the dead body of a llurd !
J'assing up the hill, the • kbris of the
batile-lield was terrible to behold, Mus
kets bi'iit double were lyiug beside the
dead bodies of those who but a few mo
ments before had Laded and fired theiii.
Unused shells aud canuou bulls were scat
tered HI every direction ; aud camp equip
age, torn and trodden to the uiud, was
mingled with shattered artillery wheels
ami fragments of exploded caissous. The
ground HI every directions was •ploughed
into furrows by our eaunou shot,anc tree.,
were everywhere literary shi-eree to pie
SAUVE QUI PEUT.
I pushed forwar I to the southern slope
of the hill. It was almost dark ; the ram
was pouring stead.ly down, aud standing
there amid the dead and dying I caughi
the Jast glimpse ot our hues of battle, uuu
heard (he last triumphant shouts of our
soldiers as even through the thcdarkiics
they pushed ou after the fiyiug foe.
Such was the secou 1 day of battle ol
tj-ashville. We lost pel haps twelve bun
died killed and wounded. The rebel cas
ualties of this kind was certainly not
much less than ours. And as theglori
ous trophies of our victory, we had to
show £>,om) prisoners more than thirty
pieces of artillery aud 7,000 small
The Union, Civilization and Freedom
had beeu pitted ouce more against An
archy. Barbarism and Slavery, aud had
signally triumphed. J hajk God!
•• S tu,'' sua moth.r to one of
h-r • wery b oue ay ' how
many log have yo eh? "Why.
tnariu when Igo th sand three other
ones done I'll have fo r."
tatT When is uti ox not au ox ? Wlieu
he is turucd into meadow
jsarWhii h trav Is a the greater speed
heat or co d ? lleat; because you can
easi y catch co d.
ts&-Moving lor a new tria —courting
i a set-olid wile.
FAR O'.H tHEOCE N BLUE.
1 CADtlot cI-1111, | U nigbt,
Uuio Che will -.f
For I Mil! W itiiiering tiu HWIJT
Acrot* life a ««i iu uer|i.
The ailliny clime thnt i heboid
Ja f.iir:u t>leu'* r.ew
To which my be'irl I* tut ning oft,
i':ri o'er the uct'4U bluu.
The fided dreams < 112 by-g >ne h _>urs,
lb.ir siniie.l arotiuil uiy *,ty.
Come buck iweetU to luy iniud
Ai tb.+<j .112 boyhood h •!.»>,
Hut only let me reach That -lurs
I'V o er (he IHOHU blue,
Then my p ut life 1 w.ll forget
To one i«-potii« a.l tu.
P. A. Mc**>jr.
WIT AND WLSDOITT^
iiiuu—the price of i'oik.
CONTAGIOUS —the Oil lever.
COME TO AN END— the year 18iH.
FINE FUN —sleghiug with ihe girls.
PROSPEROUS —the public schools in
NEARLY "TLAYED OUl" —the South
WHY is a spider a good correspondent ?
Because he drops a line by every post.
Ilow did General McClellan take his
defeat? With resignation.
WHAT was Eve made for? A Jam's
WATCHES are often stolen. I'very
watch should be kept upon its guard.
A DK&TOR who can't pay is apt to run
away, l.ike the lightning, if be eau't
fork, he bolts.
CAN any civil engineer inform ug h"W
it is that the nwuths of rivers are lar
ger than their limits 112
AT a dinner party in the country tho
other day a gieat sensatiou was caused by
a gentemaii dividing two ladies.
A YANKEE has invented a machine for
extracting the lies 1 ruin quack advertise
ments. An invention much required.
MARRIED life often begins with rose
wood aud ends with pine. Think of that,
my dears, before you tninish your parlors.
A LATE Pubi nj aj er ci nta'ns the fol
lowing advurtist iiient .
"Tu Li t —'J he upper part of a cellar,
to a small family, rent low. P. S. Privi
lege ou the sidewalk for a pig."
SMITH asked Joins what the high price
of butter was owing to.
'• A considerable part of it is owing to
my grocer," said Jones, "for it is two
months since 1 hail paid him."
AMONG the births inserted iu the Lon
don 'i imes the other uay. incut.ou is made
of a Mrs. Pigg and a Mrs. llogg having
each presented the.r lord and master with
A YANKEE traveler, dc.-cribing a dough
nut of unusually targe proportions, which
lie purchased m Uuliaio, s«ys :
'•it was one of those slujetidous
achievements of art which aie oiny at
tempted in il.e Viciuityot ihegicai Woiks
'of iNatuie like the Niygia fans "
ARTE.MUS WARD says:—"lf I am
dratted 1 will lesigu. l>ceply grateful
for the uiiexjecied honor thus conferred
upon hie 1 shall feel Compelled to le.ngu
the positiou in. favor of some worthy per
son. Modesty is what alls uie. 'i hat s
what keeps me under."
A DOUBLE-IIEADED BULI..—A farmer
was telling ot a rcniaikuble calf wall two
heads: au Irishman inquired how hug': a
calf it was, and was answered that it Mas
lull grown and very large.
'• A full grown ml/," says I'at j" surely
uow that must be a bull."
A DISTINGUISHED actress was lately
introduced to a lawyer IU -Sew Orleans,
who Was not at all « auk ward in sounding
his own praise.
'• lie is a very smart man," an acquain
tance remarked soon altei wards.
" I know it," she replied : " he told me
SERGEANT Wnti AK; R, one of he nnst
eminent lawyers of Ins di-y. was an ec
centric. A IrienJ, at one of tlie ass.ze
towns, rffeicd him a bed, and the next
morning asked liitn if he had found him
self comfortable and warui.
".l'es, madam," replied the sergeant;
•' yes, pretty well on the whole. At lirst
I felt little queer lor want of Mrs. Whit
akerj but recollecting that my portman
teau was in the room, 1 tlnew it behind
uiy back, aiid it did every bit as v^elt." 1
Spoo.NER was ouce arrested for drun
kenness, aud waxed indignant tbeieat.—
Spi'oner is loyal.
'• Now, I axes," says he, " if it's right
togo and arrest a map lor supporting the
Ciuv'uieut. Every drop of licker 1 swal
lows is taxed—taxed to support the w.ir-..
S'jiooe all us lei's was to btup'diinJuu.' '■
why, the war'd stop, aud the Uuv lutnt'd,
stop. That's the ve y ie»sou 1 drinks.—
I don't like grog; 1 uiurtally hate<* it.—
if 1 follored «ny own inclination, i'd rath
*r drink buttermilk, or pojK or a*>-
da. But 1 lickers t'ol tUK good ot my
country, aud to set au example of loyalty
aud virtuous resiguatiou tj the