The Plattsmouth daily herald. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1883-19??, January 27, 1892, Image 2

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Tho Battles of tho Rebellion
Again Fought.
The Eattle as reported by A.
Windsor, Chaplain ofthe'Jine
ty-Fli-8t FKlmentO.V.
By Truest of some of ourJitizens
..who vi'p member of the Ninety
First AlViment O. V. I. The Her
AI.D publishes the history of the
battle oi: Stephenson's Depot:
Winchester, Va., July 32, 1863
Editor Gazette: Permit me
through your columns, to tfive an
account of the late battle at bteph
enson's depot. This depot is three
'miles from Winchester, situated
mear thi nike leading from that
place to Martinshurff. In this iike
and on either side of it for half
a mile, raged the battle of the 20tl
of Inlv. The rebel lorces were
j j
commanded by Major Genera
Kamseur, and consisted of one
division of three brigades, about
three thousand in number, as the
advance, and one brigade of a thou
sand men in reserve. These were
all infantry. Hesidea these there
were about fifteen hundred cavalry
to protect either flank, and the
whole accompanied bv a battery of
four twelve pound brass howitzers.
The rebels fought strictly upon the
defensive, atul therefore had a choice
position. Opposed to this force
and about to assail it, was the Sec
nd Hrigade of the Second Division
f the Army of West Virginia, re
cently from Lynchburg, and more
recently' from the Kanawha Valley
Tery much reduced in numbers by
hard fighting, and much more so
by fatiguing marches and sickness.
To assist in this perilous enterprise
was a considerable number of cav
alry, but greatly inferior to that
with the rebels. The only thing in
which we greatly excelled tl
rebels was artillery, we having
twelve nieces, while they had but
four. This in the momingrendered
us valuable assistance in silencing
the rebel guns, and thereby permit
ting us to advance through
the open fields upon their position
But in the afternoon, when the real
battle of the day took place, our
artillery could not be made so ef
fective without endangering the
lives of our own men; indeed, it was
silenced during a considerable
part of the engagement; yet
whenever it could be brought to
bear upon the enemy the opportun
ity was quickly seized, and those
huge monsters of death went whiz
zing through the air, inspiring a
wholesome fear in the hearts of the
nemy, bursting oftentimes amid
their ranks. SDreadinc death and
destruction all around,
bespeaking the skill
ur artillerists, as well
heightening the courage
our men. While we were moving
at a distance through the fields
towards the enemy's position, the
rar of our own cannon, as it
heralded our approach, sounded
like sweet inugic to our ears, and
was uo doubt very effective. Hut
when we rushed to the assault, and
the enemy tarried to abide the
nset when the real encounter
took place when the "combat
deepened," and the brave rushed
down to the "Harvest of Death," to
dispute for the possession of the
field, in a hand to hand conflict, the
artillery ceased to fire, the cavalry
on either flank did little or nothing,
while the "tug of war," in all its
fury, fell upon the devoted men of
that little brigade. Their musketry
met the musketry and artillery of
the rebels, and notwithstanding all
the disadvantages, gamed a most
complete victory. On the morning
of the 'JOth we arrived within two
miles of the battle field at 11 o'clock.
While a recotmoissaiice was being
made, and a brisk skirmish was
being kept up in front, the soldiers
partook of the midday meal, very
many of them for the last time, that
they might with more zcul and
energy wrest the victory from an
unwilling loe, or offer up all of life
to their country's cause. Immedi
ately after this we advanced in line
of battle. It seems that by this
time the rebels were fully aware uf
our approach in force, and having
ascertained as much about us as
they could from scouts and skirm
ishers, they withdrew these and
permitted us to approach very close
before they opened upon us. This
was the strategy they used, and
having a superior force they
thought doubtless by allowing 11s
to come within short range, and
then by an impetuous charge of
overwhelming numbers, to utterly
annihilate tir little brigade. We
advanced as unconcerned as
. r . 1 , t . A . . .. .
it lerewereno reucis unnaii us
and Winchester. The
rebels had '
eminence, and in rather a thick
forest extending for a quarter of a
mile on either side of the pike
lengthwise, and half a mile lat
terlj'. In the front of their position
on the meadows on either side of
tie pika stretched away to the dis
tance of a mile and a half, with no
obstruction except in a single in
stance, where a forest of four or
five acres upon the left Hank of the
eneniy. served to protect our
. ;ti tin- fryt nirairemcnt. Oth
ers iae than this, the artillery com
manded the whole pl?in, which was
nearly level, and afforded the
best possible position for a defen
sive engagement. If we would gain
a victory here it must be done
by hard fighting. We must walk
up like brave men, amid the angry
shower of grape that will be hurled
against us, meet the leaden missiles
of death flung from unerring mus
kets, and perhaps with the bayonet,
precipitate ourselves upon the en
trenched behind rocks and lags, with
a terrible impetus, crying "victory
or death," ere they will yield the
palm to inferior numbers. At 12
m., our advance being within about
half a mile of the enemy's position,
they opened upon Uis with four
pieces of artillery. It; was in som
measure a surprise, not that we
were not iu battle array, or that we
did not Boon expect to meet them,
or that we were thrown off oar
guard, or that in any way we neg
lected to be vigilant, but it was the
first intimation we had of the pres
ence of artillery. "The cannon's
opening roar always surprises, and
as that first shell broke the stillness
of the march, and burst immediately
in our ranks, we became sensibly
aroused to a realization of the fact
that the battle was about to begin.
Never was more life and animation
manifested in so short a space. All
the appearances of a complete
route were exhibited, but it was
only in appearance. The cavarly
dashed off to the right and left, and
took a position in perfect order, the
infantry were already in line, and
the road was soon cleared of that
lonir line of artillery A few rapid
evolutions and it was ready to reply
io the unfriendly welcome 01 the
rebels. The unnecessary guns and
caissons, with their six horses at
tached, went flying down through
the lield to a place of safety, and . a
miscellaneous crowd of non-com
batants went hurrying with "hot
haste' to a more secure retreat.
The music of our own artillery was
soon heard, and never did it sound
sweeter to the weary soldier than
then. It began with a single gun.
and scarcely a minutt had elapsed
ere it was a continuous roar, and
ten were not gone when the rebel
guns were silenced. In the mean
time the infantry had gone forward,
and were resting behind a stone
wall. It was a cessation of hostili
ties it was the lull that succeeds
the first dash of the storm; the
heavens are gathering a darker
hue; the storm-god frowns, and
the earth will only be satisfied
when it is moistened with a copi
ous shower 01 tne oioou 01 xne
brave. We have felt the premoni
tory symptoms of the battle; the
strife is sure to follow. Bloody
Wars will soon stride in triumph
over the tieids and smue wiin
demoniac delight as he listens to
the "din of battle," and beholds
the contestants covered with
human gore. General Averill
reconnoiters the position, and tells
Colonel Duval that he sees no
reason why we should not
advance. The Colodel is
equally explicit. I see 116 reason
why we may not take supper in
Winchester. The command to
move onward is given, and all move
lorward. It is a single line 01
courageous men, witn no supports.
If that line is broken, or it by any
accident it gives back, defeat and
ruin is the consequence, it is
hazardous to do thus a fearful un
dertaking to charge upon such a
position, occupied by tnree times
our numbers, it is wen tnat we
have tried troops there, soldiers that
have listened to the roar of the
cannon, and warned up un
daunted to the entrench
ments of the enemy, while
their comrades fell fast around
them. The Ninth Virginia and the
Ninty-first Ohio, are to carry the
enemy s center, l hey nave tougnt
011 bloody tieids and naught but
success has hitherto crowned their
efierts; and ere they will yeild the
plain of victory to rebels, or loose
he prestige so tiearlv bought on
other fields of strife, the field shall
be crimsoned with the life tide of
nany a brave heart. Victory,
lespite the untoward circum
stances, shall surely be ours. The
rebel artillery had been silent so
lonir, that many no doubt thought
it totally disabled or taken from the
lield, but we soon learned to our
cost that it was there to do fearful
work. As I scanned the field for
the omens of success, 1 could see
naught but signs of defeat. At this
moment the infantry, within fifty
yards of the enemy, laid down in
the grass to load. The artifice was
succsssful; it drew the fire of the
enemy, who invariably over shot
our men. At this movement our
cavalry on either flank were driven
back, and all seemed lost, but an
enfilading tire from the Thirty
fourth on our left flank, and the
Fourteenth .Virginia on the right
checked the impetuous charge of
the rebels, and drove them back
finally with great slaughter. Our
entire line then rose and advanced,
and the battle raged with increased
fury. The musketry was terrible.
The artillery hurled its shower of
grape into our ranks, mowing down
our brave mn as fa'ls the grass be
fore the scythe; and above it all
you can hear the shout of the ad
vancing 'column, and the yell of
defiiance from the woods. Veterans
were here by accident to see the
fight. They speak " of it as
the most brilliant charge
of the war. I had seen the Ninety
first Ohio and the Ninth Virginia
charge side by side at the battle of
Cloyd Mountain 1 had seen them
dash in triumph upon the rebels
- . - - ... . - - i x
I . v 1 i . at. "
ll,,es 1,1 0 ncnourg, uui meir pree-
i-l ri( far km massed :ill their
could withstand their impetus and
determination. The charge was so
quick, and the onset so sudden
that some of the rebels were
clubbed over the- head with
the butt of the musket, ere they
could rite from their hiding places
many were taken prisoners; many
threw away their guns and took to
fight. The four brass field pieces
were captured, two by the Ninety
first Ohio, and two by the Nintl
Viririnia. toirether wit h the hor es
attached to the caist-ons. The de
feat was complete. They fled
through the woods pursued by our
forces, and in the open fields be
yond, large numbers were killed
and wounded, lhe chase was
stayed, and when night gathered
around us,' it was not unwelcomed
to tnose weary soldiers who had
stood "the burden and the heat of
the day." We lay down to rest that
niirht proud of the achievements
of the little brigade, and realizing
that "the battle is not to the Btrong
alone, but to the viligant, the active
the brave. Yours Iruly,
A. II. Windsor,
Chaplain 91st O. V. I.
An Anecdote of Professor Stowe.
' Calvin E. Stowe was a man of mark
in college, and was universally esteem
ed and respected, lie was an untirinz
student and a deeply religious man,
yet full of wit and quaint humor.
which he strove to subordinate to his
erraver thoughts, that he might the
better qualify for the important life
work in which, he so eminently ex
Stowe. though usually calm and un
rutllfid. did on rare occasions show that
the old Adam iu his nature could be
provoked to wrath. In mv Freshman
year, nrompted by the spirit of good
natural mischief, I blackened mv Jface
one tii"lit, land assuming the air of
deference betittinir a colored nies
sener-bo-, 1 entered otnwe s room
holding out a letter. He was deeply
engaged with a book, but he rose to
receive the letter, remarking, "Oh. it
is from Mr ." at the same time tak
ing out a piece of money to pa me for
my trouble. This unexpected boon so
upset my gravity that 1 laughed out-
lijlht. Stowe was first surprised, then
provoked, by my impertinence, and he
seized the tongs ami cried, "xou black
rascal!" Whereupon I beat a hasty
retreat, closing the door behind me
just in time to escape the tongs which
came clashing against my guardian
I think that Stowe did not suspect
me, for we never spoke of the silly
prauk for more than fifty years. But
after that long interval, having re
ceived a kind message from him. ask
ing me not to pass through Hartford
without calling. I went to see him.
and we had a pleasant talk about old
tunes. I hen 1 made mv taruv con
fession, to which Mrs. Stowe was an
amused listener, and she seemed to
enjoy hearing this proof of ber hus-
baud's ebullition of temper in his early
manhood, which I thought it safe to
divulge after the lapse of so many
years. Horace liridie. U. o. -V., tn
Harper's Magazine.
Mind's Mysterious Workings.
In the Marchioness of Dufferin's
Canadian Journal there is . an account
of one of those "coincidences" which
Dr. Weatherly is at much pains to ex
plain away:
You remember that I told you that a
poor man servant of ours was drowned
at the Mingan. As we knew nothing
about his people we were unable to
communicate the news of his death to
them, so D. ordered any letters that
might arrive for him to he brought to
himself. The first of these which we
have just received was from a servant
girl to whom be was attached at
Ottawa, and was dated exactly seven
davs after the accident. In it she
said: 4 'I have been in my new place a
week and I like it very much, but I
had such a dreadful dream on the day
of my arrival. I dreamt that you and
Nowell were upset in a boat together,
aud that Nowell was saved, but you
were drowned." As the spot is in an
uninhabited region on the coast of
Labrador, more than five hundred
miles from Ottawa, without either
telegraph or posts, it was impossible
that she should have received the news
of her lover's death when this letter
was written.
Aiexauaer was proud of the huge
elephants of his court and fond of
showing their intelligence; and the
trainer who succeeded in making the
elephant accomplish the most wouder
ful deeds was highly honored.
On one occasion some elephants were
being shown to an eminent general,
when the latter remarked that evident
ly they could perforin any service that
a man could. "They might even bridge
a stream," he added.
No sooner were the words uttered
thau a signal was given aud the herd
was marched into a stream that rushed
by the camp.
The well-traiued animals w.nled into
the water, which was four or rive feet
deep, and arrauged themselves side by
side, some heading up-stream, and
others down. Men now ran forward
with planks, which were placed upon
the backs of the animals, while others
were contiuued from back toback.
and in a remarkably short space ' of
time an elephant bridge was ready,
over which the soldiers passed, while
the huge animals trumpeted and sent
streams of water whirling into the air.
On another occasion one of the gen
erals of the army, who had displayed
especial bravery, was ordered before
the chief, who publicly thanked him.
Even my elephants.", said -one of
the elephantarchs, "can distinguish the
At this the crowd fell back. ' and a
gorgeously ornamented elephant ap
proached, bearing in its trunk a wreath
of oak-leaves. Walking up to the hero
of the hour, it dropped upon its knees, .,
placing the wreath upon the officer's
head, and then retired amid the shouts
of the admiring soldiers.. ;
Undoubtedly the driver who sat up
on the animals head had much to do
with this performance, but : we must
admit that the elephant exhibited won
derful intelligence in so exactly, carry
ing . out orders. Charles Frederick
Holder., in St. Nicholas.
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all orders left with the county clerk will t
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