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oranna or a campaign.
The Army of the Cumberland ii
awakening. For monthi Its 30 miles of
torpid length have been marked by
clusters of white tents like tbw rings of
gigantio anaconda. Bat now there is
u arousing from its long period of
lethargy. The tents are being struck,
the men are stuffing knapsacks, rolling
blankets or swallowing from tin oups a
last draft of invigorating coffee. Wagons
are being loaded with all kinds of camp
equipage tents, camp cots, cooking
utensils, the pine tables and army desks
of the staff departments. Here orderlies
holding hones, waiting their riders.
and there men are strapping blankets or
ponchos behind saddles or oramming
bacon and "hard tack" Into haversacks,
While strikers empty the contents of the
demijohn into canteens. Each regiment
as soon as formed moves out into the
road, the whole taking up the line of
march by brigades and divisions.
It is the right or head of the monster
that awakens first The main body of
this wing moves diagonally toward the
front and loft, while cavalry pushes di
reotly south to conceal the movement
and produce a false impression on the en
emy. All day the infantry and artillery
work their way over dirt roads, the men
marching at will, smoking, chatting,
langhing, the Irish regimonts craoking
jokes, the Germans singing, all with that
esprit which pervades an army just start
ing after a long period of idleness on
a new campaign. A lashing of artillery
horses, a cursing of mules, words of
oommond, bugle calls, picket firing, the
occasional boom of a gun, mingle con
fusedly and in a country used only to
the peaoeful lowing of oattle or the
song of birds. Throughout its whole
length the Army of the Cumberland is
in motion, advancing on that campaign
whioh is to maneuver the Confederates
out of Tennessee and lead up to the bat
tle of Chiokamauga.
On a road running parallel with the
Cumberland mountains, whioh flank the
Union army on its left, a strange look
ing vehiole is going at a breakneck pace
toward the south. The horse is a raw
boned animal with long legs and neck,
while the vehiole a buggy is so be
spattered with mud that what paint re
mains on it is invisible. The bottom is
partly gone; the dashboard would let
through a cannon ball without being In
jured; the springs are badly bent; the
top, which is let down there are no
props to hold it up is shriveled and
torn, its tatters flying behind in the
wind. A woman in a striped calico
dress, a sun bonnet of the same material,
a pair of colored speotaoles on her nose,
holds the reins and urges forward the
horse. Tet strange looking as is the
conveyance and its occupant, for that
time and region there is nothing unusu
al in the appearance of either. The
country people inhabiting that portion
of Tennessee are not cultured, and un
oouthness is rather the rule than the ex
ception. r Coming to a place where she can get
t f nil view for some distanoe ahead, the
woman glances over the intervening
space between her and the next rise in
the undulating ground. Seeing nothing
to deter, she drives her horse on as rap
idly as she can force him to go. Her
buggy careens till it is in danger of go
ing over; she is bounced from her seat
with a prospect of being sent over the
dashboard; the mud flies, the horse
wheezes, the buggy groans, but there is
no slackening of pace.
"Go on, Bobby, go onl"
Turning a curve in the road partly
hidden by trees, she sees a cavalry camp
ahead. In the road an officer stands talk
ing to a man in a farm wagon, beside
whom, on a board Beat, its two ends
resting on the wagon's sides, sits a boy
of 14, while on a back seat evidently
borrowed from a more pretentious ve
hicle, is a young girl, perhaps three or
four years the boy's senior.
The woman of the striped dress drove
up to the group, and drawing rein listen
ed to what they were saying.
"Cap," said the farmer alloffloers
in the Union army were called by the
people of the country either cap or gin
eral or mister "cap, I want ter go
through the lines powerful bad."
"Well, Oi'm thinkin, me good man, ' '
replied the officer, with the brogue of an
Irishman, "that's exactly what old
Rosy wants to do unless he prefers to get
behind 'em and bag 'em from the rear. "
"Oh, I don't mean fightin! I wants
ter go hum peaceful. "
"Can't pass ye, me good man. Oi've
orders not to pass any one south while
the army is movin. There's no need to
be tell In ye that all day. Onoe ought to
"What's thetr cried a shrill voioe
from the buggy. "Ton don't mean fo'
ter tell me I can't go hum?"
"Oi fear, me dear leddy, that ye can't,
if ye live beyond our lines."
"H'm! And so yon tins hevkem down
byar ter make war on women."
"Well, now, that depends on the kind
of war. We've come down vi et armis,
as my old preceptor at the university
used to say God bless 'im 1 Like enough
the vi is for the men and the armis for
"I don't keer," replied the woman.
"Ton nns hain't got no business fo' ter
come down byar nohow. You're a mis'
able set o' black abolishioners. I'm a
,. 'gal 'thout nothin ter fight with, and yon
"Beauty and the beast," interrupted
the offioer, bowing.
"Now, see byar, Mr. Tank, I got ter
go hum- Pop he's away, and mother
he's sick in bed."
The officer scratched his head and
"Well, me friends," he said present
ly, "Oi'm thinkin Oi'll refer the case of
all of yez to brigade headquarters.
CVould ye moind sittin where ye are till
get an answer?"
"Beckon not," from the farmer.
"Hurry up, " said the woman in the
buggy. "Mother's waitin fo ma"
The officer stepped into his tent near
by and came out with a pencil and the
back of an old letter. With these he
proceeded to take down the information
required. Approaching the buggy, he
"Will ye plaze favor me with your
patronymio" he paused while he look
ed to see if she were young or old
"Your patronymic "
"Oh, talk Tennessee!"
"Well, then, your cognomen. "
"Seehyar, Mr. Officer, ef you want ter
git anything outen me, you want to talk
"Please tell me your name."
"Betsy Baggs. And yours?"
"Major Burke, at your service. Are
ye Union or"
"Where do ye want to go?"
"And that is at"
"Why are ye here?"
"I been ter MaoMinnville ter see
mothor's old doctor. "
"There's a shorter road from Mao
Minnville than this. Why didn't ye take
The girl showed a slight confusion.
"Oh, I got a friend at Franklin col
lege. She una and I nns alius ben power
After getting the data as to all the
party the major called a mounted man
and directed him to take it to headquar
ters and ask for instructions.
"Do ye know who to take it to?" he
asked of the man as he was about to
"It's to the gineral I'm takin it"
"The gineral? Man, would yon get
me court martialed for disregard of the
regulations? Take it to the chafe of
staff, ye lunkhead, and from him ye'll
"See hior, Mr. Officer."
get the answer. It's not the loikes of
yon can approach the gineral. Moind
now, and don't spind the time talkin
with the guard. "
While the messenger was away the
party listened to the voluble tongue of
the young Confederate sympathizer in
the buggy. She entered into the causes
of the war, depioted the benefits of ne
gro slavery, especially on the slave,
spoke admiringly of all Confederate
soldiers and ransacked the dictionary
to find words to express her loathing of
"Come, now, Miss Baggs," said the
major good naturedly. ' 'There's a young
fellow in me regiment who'll suit ye
exactly. He is an Oirishman from the
crown of his head to the sole of his fut
He only came over a few years ago. He
is as smart as a whip. There was but
one gurrel in County Cavan who could
outtalk 'im. That'a the reason he left
"When I want a man, I reckon I can
find one .right hyar outen the yarth o'
Tennessee 'thout goin to Oireland ter
find one. Is he redheaded?"
"Red as the linin of an artillery offi
"What kind o eyes?"
'Blue as a robin's egg. "
"Waal, trot him out I'll take a look
"Oi'll call him meself," and the ma
jor went into one of the tents. There he
found. Corporal Ratigan, the man he
"Corporal Rats," he said every one
called the corporal Bats "there's a
gurrel out there that wants to go through
the lines. Oi've sent to brigade head
quarters to find out if they'll give her a
pass. I want ye to make her acquaint
ance." "At your service, major," said the
corporal, saluting. And the two walked
At to where the travelers were waiting.
"Miss Baggs," said the major, "al
low me to presint Corporal Ratigan,
oommonly called Rats by his comrades,
one of the most gallant men in the reg
iment" Corporal Ratigan bowed and uncov
ered a head of hair fully tip to the ma
jor's description of it It surmounted
one of the most honest of oonntenanoes.
; TIt wm an air of gfttllity about the
, man aiwpito his private's uniform, an
; the smile with which he greeted the
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young woman oouiu not nave wen mors
bewitching had he saluted a niarcbion
ess. Admiration for the strapping Irish
Yankee soldier stood big in Miss Baggs
"How do?" she said, with something
that was intended for a bow. "Yer a
purty likely lookin f oiler cf you airplay
In Yank. You'd better 'a' staid in Oire
land than come down hyar ter make war
"And have Oi overpainted the beauti
ful tint of his hair?" asked the major,
laughing. "It d make good winter hair;
needn't hev no fire in the house. "
Horses' hoofs were heard down the
road, and in a few minutes the messen
ger who had been Bent to headquarters
"Where's the answer?" asked the ma
"Divil an answer did Oi get, major,"
aid the man, saluting awkwardly.
"And what d'ye mean by that?"
"Well, 01 kern np to headquarthers,
and the gineral was gettin off of his
harse to go in his tint 'Have ye any
i thin for me, me man?' he asked. 'Niver
a worrud, gineral, ' Oi answered, salutin
respectful. 'What's the paper ye have
in your belt?' 'It's for the chafe of staff.
'Well, give it to ma' 'Divil a bit, gin
( eral; it's not for the loikes of me to be
' givin yez a paper. Oi'm instructed to
give it to the chafe of staff. ' 'Give me
I the paper, ye cussed Oirishman, ' he
said, 'or Oi'll sind ye to the guard tint '
, 'Niver will Oi be guilty of breakin the
regulations or the articles of war, gin
eral. ' 'Corporal of the guard!' yelled
"The corporal kem and saluted the
gineral, him red as Corporal Ratigan 's
head. 'Take that paper from that man!
he roared. Well, bein surrounded by
the guard who were at the corporal's
call, 01 surrendered."
"And thin?" gasped the major, glar
ing at the stupid messenger.
"And thin the gineral said, 'Goto
yer camp and tell Major Burke to put
ye in the guard tint for 24 hours. And
whin he Binds another orderly to me not
to sind a recruit, or Oi'll put him in ar
"By the howly I Ye infernal,
raw ! Did ye get no answer?"
" 'Oi'll sind an answer by a soldier
who has been properly retained, ' said
the gineral. Didn't ye tell me right,
"Corporal of the guard!" cried the
major by way of reply.
"Take that man," he said when the
corporal came, "to the guard tent"
As the messenger was marched away,
protesting against the injustice of his
treatment for obeying orders, a staff
officer rode np. Taking the major apart,
he instructed him to let the applicants
go through, provided they would take
an oath not to give any information con
cerning the Union troops to the enemy.
With the passes he brought a suggestion
from the general to send some person
with one or the other of the two parties
under pretense of an escort, but really
with a view to discovering the proximity
of the enemy. Now that the main army
was moving, it might be well to discover
if the cavalry on its flank had fallen
back. The ground was unfavorable for
a reconnoissance; hence the suggestion
to get information by strategem.
The major hunted the camp for a Bi
ble on which to administer the oath
and called on Corporal Ratigan to help
him. He explained the general's re
quest and told Ratigan that he wanted
him to go with Miss Baggs. Having
given the corporal a full understanding
of what was required of him, he went
back to the party with a Bible, follow
ed by Ratigan.
The farmer and his family were first
sworn, and then the major offered to
wear Miss Baggs.
"I hain't goin ter donoswearin," she
"Oi'm glad to hear that " remarked
"What fo', fire top?" she asked, sur
prised. "Oi'd be breakin me heart at partin
"You hain't got no heart nohow, or
you wouldn't bo in the Yankee army."
"Don't ye believe it," exclaimed the
major; "his heart's as warrum as the
color of his hair. Come, young leddy,
take the oath. Oi 'd be sorry to be partin
ye from yer mother and she sufferin. "
"Won't ye take it for moi sake?" que
ried Ratigan, with a mock appeal.
"You'll hev ter git some un uglier'n
you uns ter move me. I hanker after
ugly men, but you uns ain't quite ugly
enough fo' me. "
"Now ye're talkin with a seductive
tongue," quoth Ratigan. "If the major
will permit Oi've a mind to see ye
through the lines meself without the
The corporal looked slyly at the major,
and the major returned the corporal's
"Very well," said Burke. "Ye go
with her, and moind that she isn't keep
in her ois open to see things for Gineral
Bragg's benefit Miss Baggs, if ye'll
just keep lookin roit into the corporal's
blue arbs, ye'll get through all right,
and if ye're tempted to look aside just
fix 'em on his head, and ye'll be blind
ed." The corporal went for his horse,
buckled on his revolver, and ooming
back started out to play diplomat in
ether words, to acquire knowledge by
to be continued.
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