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The Late Battles

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Day
11
Month
July
Year
1862
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At 3 o'cloek Friday morning the sleepers vero aroused, and a whisper passed from ear to ear that the enemy woro on the move. The pioket hring becamo more frequent, and t was evident tlïat the rebels were preparing 'to ronew theattaok. Ommen nréfeagaia formed in batile array pon nearly the same ground occupied by them the preeeding night, and evorything wns ready on our part to tigain tiiiy the rebels. That the rebels reeeived strong reinfiircernuius during the night was a fact Dot to be disputed, and the event was certainly OOI unexpectüd by ue. - Intimations thai the rebels utunded to attack our right had been in ciruulution for a week, at least, and we had no reapon to Buppoee that o important a movement would be uttempted by a iight force. Thu enemy carne prepared not only to iorce ua from the stream and the Mechanicsville road, but ilso U drive us across the Clitcka hominy. I.ater in tho day the rebel force was estimated to bc not Icss Oiafi scventyjice thousand men. The foroe we brought to bear nurnbered 20 000 Of course, to hold our position asrüiiist nuch feai ful odds was an imposeibility, aod the nest best tb Ing had to bo done. THE NEXT BKST TIIIN'G. At daybreak, findfng the enemy was rapidly closing on oiir rigbt flank, Gen. Wul Polier utued nrders Jbr Ar u-hrje farce to slowly full back loward Gaines'' Hill. This movemenl was conducted in tho most orderly :ind satisfactorv mantier, iind had [ not known the nature of the movenibiit, it wikiKI have been impossiblu fur mu to deciilo whother tho army was advancing toward or retiring irom the eñiñy. No hasty demon&tratiofts were made, und every gun-enninge and wagonheldit" place ia lbo column, One accident only catne under my notice, whicli was lbo break; ng of the triiil of onc of tha an:rainition wagons. Extra burses were eubsequently sont back, and tho disublc'd '.viigon takua to the re:ir. 'J'ho reiir oi oi:r column, ns it m;irched twnrdÖiiinöb' Hill, was admirnbjv protected by Roburtson'a U. Ia. Battery, E'Aston's Pennsylvania Battery, and thy Kinlh Ponnsylvania Reserve Regiment. The enerny iollowed slovv)y und coutioufcily, as il' ho feared being Jccoved into soijie trap. Thfa tiring was not ropid, and wé lost but fow men. Good order prevailed. As the column moved forward toward tho Chickahominy, the regimenté in tho advanco vvheeled into position, forming the luft of the line, and the regiments following took positions at the center and right. The ground selficted was well adapted to the purpose, it bfing a range of huls èztending from a poínt near the Chickahominy to Coal Harbor. On the extreme left was the Ohickahominy, then carne a meadow, adjoioing which was a succession of hills reaching to Coal Harbor. The. front was lincd most of the distance by woods. A diiuh, in some places difficult to cross, extended through the wiods and fonned the infantry line of defense. The line oí battle was aboiu two milos in lenglh. THE KNUMv'á POSITION. On tho encmy's right was the Chick ahominy and a rnoadow, the same as on our lelt. Then camo Gaines' Uil], which had been onr camping ground, at the lof t of which was nnother bilí, the road to Coal Harbor separating the the two. An eluvated pltilD forrned the extreme left. If the rebels were in hopes of securing a vst amount of plunder, tbey were sadly dieappointed. On the night of tho 26th, orders were givon to remove all the Commissary stores, forage, tents, camp equipago, and everything that transportntinn could be provided f'or, to the eastside of tho Chickahominy. That wbich onuld not be removed was to be burned and deatroyed. All tho wagons were brought into reqiiisition, and thu larger portion of the siipplics were safely removed. - A considerable amount of Oommiêssry stores belonging to Gen. Martind.ile's brigade was dostroyod, also the lente and camp equipage belonging to Griffin's brigade. The propèrty destroyed belonging toMcCall división 'was valued at severul tbousand dollars. OL'K FOHCIiS. As has been prevt'ously stated, the rebel force was estimated to bu 75,000 men. Our loreo consistéd of Moreli's, McCtfll's arid Sykes' división, and Cook's cavalrv brigade, nurnberiny altogether about20,0Ö0 mtn. Our (orce was dwtributed ns foiluwB: General Mead 's brigade of the Pennsy'vania reserve Ironps on the extreme Itft and near the Ohickahominy. General Butterfield's brigade, the left at the right of General Mead's brigade. General Martindale'8 brigade, the left joitiing General ButterËeld's right. General Griffin'n brigade, on the right of Gun. Martindale's. The División under corumand of Gen. Sykes at the right of Gen. Griilia's brigade. Gen. Köyooldi' brigade of Pennsylvania reserve troops at the extreme right of the line, reaching to Goal Harbor. Gen. Seymour's brigade of Pennsylv;riia reserve troops held a positioq in about the center of tho column, within Hiipporling distanco of the force in front. General Cook's oavalry brigada took position in the rear of the extretne right, Robertson'8 United Str.tes Battery, of eix piece, Hart's United State3 Battery, of eix pieees, Easton's Pennsylvania Battery, of four pieces, and Kern's Pencsylvania Battery, of six pieces, took poiitions on eminenees at tho lelt; Allen's Massachusetts Battery, of six pieces, Martin'a Massachusetts Battery, of nix pieces, Weeden's Rhode Island Battery, of' six pieces, and Griffin's United States Battery, of s x pieces, held positions n abont the center. At the right were TidbalPs, Weed's, and Carlislejf United States JUattories, a Germán Battery of four 20-j)ounders, and a batteiv attaehed to the Pennfsylvanin lleserve Corps. At 12 o'cloek M., tho rebels fired the iirxt shot frorn a battery stationod on n bil! in front of Dr. Gamos' houso. It was a solid shot, aml fitruck in tho woods at tho rear of Martindale's brigade, and between his advano nnd reserve columns. This shot was followed by severul others beforo any of rnr batteries responded. Al 1 o'elook sharp skirinisbin w:is ! heñid in front of tho center. ]!y this we knew the rebela to bo steuriiiy ;ulvuncinj?, :x oxpectedovery rnoment t: seo ilitxn rnake ihoir ffppeartmee on the brow c)l' Uie hill before our lino of defence. The firing beeüme ruare rapíd, líu t np to this ti;ne we had not heurd any volleys. The Fililí New York wera in advance of the column noting as skinnishers, oonsequcntly they wero the tirst to reeeive th enemy'y fire. J1OVJÍ.MEXT9 Q TROOPS. ]3efore the battle actually commcncod, Gen. Newton's brig.ide crossed tlie bridge from the otlier side of the Chickahomi'iy, and drew up in battle lina on tho left, and in advance of MoCall's troops. After reuiaimng bere for about one hour they re erossed tho bridge. I did not undorstand tho object of the last movement, unlo-s it was to assist tho. other brigades in case the rebela attucked tliein oiv that side of the river. In faet, the rebels had already commcticed sholling Smith's íoree frum their pieces ou Gaines' Ilill, atid we th:ught that within an lmur's time a general battle would be raging. COMMEVCEMKNT OF THE BATTI,::. At about I o'cloek our guns begin to respond to those of the ouemy. Tho skirmishers were already engaged in front of the centre, and soon after they got to work almig tho whole exteut of the linea. The liring beeaiue more frequent as the eneiny's ptckets advaneed. The skirluisliers were at lengtb called in aud took thuir position iu the line. Ji f ur the heavient battle in wh'ch the army of the Potomuc has yet been engaged was now progretting. Linio dd we thing as we stood tvvo days previous in tiie midst of the army tliat it was so bood to mest with a reverse. The rebels oaine down from lliehmond in tremoiidous forcé, and they fought with the desperation of madmen. We had taken theVpreeaution the precedlug night to remove the siege guns ou tka light to tho other sido of the river, and tlien destroyed all the bridges above the one whieh crossed just at the rear of Smith's divi.sion, I have no idea that it was Origioally designeel by General McClellan to niake a stand on the right side of the Ohiekahomiuy, but to quietly withuraw the force on that to the Other side. ïïn had throwu np but few earthvvoiks, only two of whieh were mouuted. Five 3ü-pound Parrots WOPC mouuted on an eauinvork r.ear Saines' house, and fivo more S2pound llodman's were placed in pos:tiou bebind an earthwork near HoguQ'a house. On Wednesday ho oponed these guns on the eueniy, keeping up the fire from 10 A. M, till late in the anemoon. The fire was dircCted to the rebel halterios on the bluff across the river oppositc Gaines' house. Tliis bluff was lined with open and maskcd batteries, and I believe that to havs taken possession of the bluffs would havo required the united forco of the wliole army. This was tho strong point of tho cnomy, and he could have held it iigainst terrible odds. During the tire of Wednesday we suceeedcd in disinounting one of the euemy's guns. At 2 o'clock P. M. on Tlmrsday, the artiilory on both sides were hotly engaged. TIio artillery in foroe had not yet got into fight, but not raany minutes elapsed before they were also engnged. At one time we could not havo had loss than sixtyguns in practice, and the eoenoy had as tnaoy, if not inore. Tho roar of cannon was truly awful. Sfaella were bursting n every diiection, and a dense aloud of smoke covered the entire field. Tho enemy now advanced in columns towards our centre. Martiodale's brigade stood firmly to receive the charge, as aleo did the Fifth New York Zouaves, who wero on the right of Martindale. - The rebeis were repulsed, but at the loss of numbers of our brave men. Hundreds of the rebels were seen to fall, but their places were quickly ülled by othors. Failing to break our line at tho first attempt, the rebels sent over a large force to the right, for the purpose of turning our flauk. We immediately strengt hened that end of the column bv a change of position. W)ien the enemy had advanced to within about three hundred yards of our batteries, our guns opened with canister and grape. The slatighter was terrible, and the rebels were compelled to wilhdraw. Not, ouly did the irtillery do good execution on this occasion, but also tho infantry, who kept up a constant fire. It was near threc o'clock, and during the hour following thcre seemed to bo a lull in the terrible no;ifli-t The enemy was apparently bringing down rcii,forcements from liichmond, notwithstanding tlieir foren already exceeded ours by over 50,000. We also found it indispensable to have a larger forcé. Aceordingly, Gen. Slocum's división erossed the river at Grapevine Bridge and proceeded to the right of the line. Fronch's and Moagher's brigaden subsequcntly erossed over the saine bridge .and took positions further to the left. The enemy had made two charges and been repulsed in boih. It was now approaching 5 o'clock, and the enemy was preparing to make a charge ou tho left wing of this portion of our ioroo. With tliis view he seemed to have concentrated tho larger portion of bis forc;; on the hill directly opposite Gaines' house. He had been largely reinforced by tho fresh troopa, and seemed determined to tnakc one more vigorous effoit to break our line. Tho rebels descended Gaines' llill six columns deep, and in compact order. This mata of men gave our artillerists on the leít a , splendid opportunity for practice, and 1 when the proper timo arrived, a deadly firo was opened upon tho advancing columns. An immenso weight of eauister and grape was tlun.vn amöDg thom, and hundreds of their number were seen to bite the dust. The robels, howovcr, were not checked by our artillery, and onward they carne toward our left. - General Butterfield, with uplifted hat, passcd from one end to the other of bis brigade, obeering and encourngiog his men, calling on them to fight liko soldiei s. 'Die conduct of General But.terfield during the wholo engagement elicitI ed the admiralion of every one who saw him. The presence of Gen. Marlindale among his men seemed to inspire thcin with doublé zoal, and they fought like men who were lïghting for the noble causo of country. lüvery mau stood at his post resolved to do his utmost to repel the enemy. - Volley after volley was exchanged, but neither sido wavered. At last the rebels pourcd a treniendous volley icto our rauks, uhieh thinned them out to an alarming extent. After a while, the superior nutnber ui the robcis also began to teil. and il became evident that our troops would soon bo obliged to give wny. The troops under conimand of Ganernl McCall were ncarly exhausted, having been in the battle of the preceding day, and havitig passed the nigbt without sleep. Our nicn fought wcll, 1 but they could not do imponbilkim. - ! One man oould not conten d against threc, and come out tlio wioncr. The : left s iiiLr bcgBQ to fall back. The ccatre and right ui' the column were necea sarily i'oroeJ to do the suine, and our ntirt Une coinmenced retreating toicard the rinr. The enoiny seized upon tho aui spioious moment and with furiuus vells, : ruahed forward upon our brokcu rauka. j The Iiorscs attachod to tLa battcries on the left vers neurly uil shot, coDsequently ïnany of the pieces had to be abandoned. Teamsters and ambulance drivers began to whip up another líüll Kun. Some portions of oavalry were galloping helter akelter. and confusión among the ' infantry would have taken place, had uut tho offieera leveled their pistolp, and thröutenéd to shoot tho first wan that ran. But to contond longer was useloss. - : We liad lost our position, and all attempts to rally the men lor the time were vuin. The oommand f or the troept to retir ia order across the Chickahominy was given, and the regiment commenccd mormy in that diiettion. It was nearly dark. Th tight had been desperate, and the eneniy did uut soem iucliued to press hard. With tho asVistauce of the reinforeements previously meniioned another line of battle was formed, about half a mile in tho rear oí' the first position. The objeotj however, was more l'or the par1 pose of coveriug the retreat than for rehhwíh! tiie contest. The battle was cuded. Thoughout the day Gen. Porter was i upon the iiulU, and gavo lila comniands ; iu a manncr as oool and defiuite as if tire I spectacle before him was nothing but a ! gamo at footbail. The disaster caunot bo attributed to inefficiënt officers or oowardly men, but simply to the fact of our being overpowered in uumbers. TUE IIÜSPITALS. Threc buildings, the only ones on the I field, wero used as hospital. Lato in the afiernoun tho womided cómmenced to be brought iu by the dozeus. All the skill that surgcons possessed was etnployed in treating their wounds. The aceoiuinodations were uot ampie, and, in fact, they scarccly ever nre on the field of battle - All that could bo doue was done. The Battle of Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, OFFICIAL ACCOUNT. HEADqt7ABTER8 AEMY OF THE PoTOMAC, ? Tl'KKEÏ ISLAND, Julj 2. The following is an account of the batbattlo fought in front of ltichmond on tíunday, Monday aud Tucsday, bein the fifih, sixth aud seveuth days of thö engngemeiit : On Sunday raorning the corps of Gen. ; Suinner and Gcii. Franklin were left in : the works at Fair Oaks with instructions to evacúate and protect the baggajre uud supply trains on their way to the James River. They had hardly left their positiou and were fulliug back on the railroad and Williuiusburg turnpike when the rebels discavercd the raovement and immediatoly started in pursuit with their whole forcé. So rapidly did the rebels approach that our ofticers had barely time to place their men in position to reccivo theoi before they were upon them. The encmy advanced to tho attaek about 2 o'cloek which was promptly met hy our meu. The battle lasted uutil dark, during which the enemy suffered terribly, advancing solid manes to within a short uistance of our artillery. The effect of our guna upon their ranks was fearful, killiug and wouuding them by hundreds. At dark the enemy was repulsed and forced to abandon their positiou. This battie took place about one and a half miles above Savage's Station. Whilst this battle was in progress other important events were transpiring. - Tho railroad bridge across the Chickahominy was burned, aud a train of twelve cars under a full head of steam was run overboard. All the Commissary and Quarterniaster's stores unable to be moved, were committcd to tho flames, together " ith a large amount of ordnance stores. The largo house at the station aud the adjoining grounds which were fillcd with our sick and wounded, whom it was impossible to get away, were ieft under tho care of our Surgeons, with all the necessaries at hand for their comfort. Tliey numbernd about 700, and are now in the enemy's hands. The troops whiclT had fought the battle of Sunday retreated under cover of the night to White Oak Swamp bridge, a distance of about twelve miles, there to await the approach of the enemy. The disposition of the troops on Mon day, the sixth day of the battle, was aa follows: General Smith's división, supportod by General Faglcy's brigade, occupied tho right of the bridge, while General Sumuer's and General Franklin's corps occupied the left ; Gen. Henitzclman's corps, with Gen. McCall's división, was out on the road to meet the ODemy who was approach ing frora Richmond. The eneniy caniö up boldly early o the forenóon, having been heavily rein forced by the troops who had fought tiie battle of Friday on the opposito side of the Cliickahoininy. About thrce o'cloek it became evident that some portion of our lines must give way, as llie rebels wero eonstantly throwing fresh troops iuto action. Gur troops in front of the bridge now feil bnek to ffitbin three and a half miles of Turkey Tsland, where the fight was shortly afterwards renewed, and continued with the greatest determination on botli sides. The loss on Monday was heavy on both sides. During tiie day all tho cattle and ■ greater portion of the transportation had safely crossed Turkoy Isiand Bridge. Some of the rear wagons had to be abandoned and fired to make room for the passage of artillery. Tho figlit was tenewcd early on Tuesday morning by the rebels, theyevidently intonding to ornsh our array. It asted about three hours, resulting in coDsiderablo loss to both sides. The enemy Uien reiired, leaving tho field to our troops. The rebels again advanced about 3 o'clook P. 31. in considerable numbers, but retired aftor being slielled by the gunboats and artillery for about two hours, without coming near enough for ninsketry to become engaged. The loss of our anny during the seven ongageraents is not known, but 20,000 is considered to be as near an estímate as can at present be given in killed, wounded and missing. Many of those at present unaccounted for may have ttr&ggled far away through the country, and may hereafter return. Tlio loss of tho enemy in killed must have been very heavy, far exceeding that of our arniy. We have taken about 700 prisoners, among whom are three Lieutonants aud one Müjor. Tlie reported capture of General Magrurler is probably a mistake. The loss in field, artillery is about thirty piecea duriug the seven days. Gen. Reynolds and Capt, Kiugsbury of bis ptaff ve;e takon prisoners, as also Gol. Stockt", of Micliigin. (ion. Mcrd', if l'tíiniajlvaiiia, waa t-everely : d. (jou. liuriiü was woumled iu fsiee. General SumiiiT ttndüencral [Ieititset nciu wore botl) liglitly wounded in the Ie ft arm, bul nftvei' loft. the fiold. Oenoral Mcdll was soon t t'jll iVnm bis liursi) dariiijt tlu: battle, aml was taken priaoner. Tlie extünt of bis injurien is pot kuowo, Geuerul Gosline, of the Pifty-fourth Pi-iuisvlvania Regiment, v;is killed. - Captain Cunibks, ot tlie Flftli llcf{ulr Cavalrv, ih also killed. Colonel Pralt, of flie Tliiity-fir.-t New York, waa wounded ii) the face. The army is uow encampcd ot high rolling (tronod on the banbsof the James! River, hfteen miles from Kichmond. - Ttie transports are alreatly unloading supplios at the wharves. The comnnnding General feels confiflent fff SOceosifnlly meeting any attempt tlie eiieniy may wake trpou him in his present pusition. TIn leinf'oreemonts the rebels received f'iom Beaureg;trd and Jackson gave tbeni a forcé dotibïu thnt of tho armv of the Potmiae, and inany of the prisom'rs taken during the battlcs belunged to Be;iureg;ird's nnnv. FROM OÜR MICHIG.-.NREGIMENT3. Their Losses in the Late Battle. Correspondentie of the Detroit Tribune Fortresri Monroe, July 1, 1S62. I havejust arrived on the gnnboat Stepping Slonn, Jmm Carter's Landing, ou llie .);inies River, above City I'uii.t. We hare brought down about four hundred and sixty wounded men f rom the anny, the most of wkom were wounded n tbs battle of Fritfny last, :ind n Porter's División, which has suffered terribly. Many of our brave men ofihe lar, 4th, and lGth Michigan regimenté have slept in denth, and many beur the marks of Ihe seveity of tho trial through whieh they were put. My ov!i health and the Roveiity of Ira vel through which I havo passed must make my remarks short. In the hattio ot Wednesuay Hooker's and Kearhey'a divisiona were engnged. The öth and 2d were in piirt but euflëred no losí, The 2d was on picket dlity, nnd tho öth was called n obout G o'clock to support somo other regiment. The 3J ttas 'n tho rifle pits, and all were underarms frorn 7 12 A. M to 8 P. M. Liout. Col. Stevens, of tho 3cl, carne very nrur losincf his Kfo froui a sholl, a part ot' which I have wi th me. In the batllo of Friday afternoon ocrofls the Cfiiokahominy, we auffered, our troops driving b:ick the rebels th ree times, when they were reüeved by the Iliüi regulHrf, ivho did nt stand threo minutes, hen they broke and rur irom the overpowertrig numbers of tho enemv, and were compelled to retreai across ihe C ickuhoininy. Our troopa came ott in good order. Col. Roberts, ol the lst reports his men at doing their whole dnty. Their loss is thirty killed an.l ono btjiTdred wounded. I had not timo nor opportunity to coüect name?, except Col. Kolierts, wounded in tho left hand s!iglr!y; C;ipts. Aücott, Hopper nnd ConiBtoolc, seriously. _C;ipt. Hopper wiiuid not lay up. and was on duty.- His wnnnd is through his side. and is doing well. C ipt. Thrqop is wounded in tho leg, above the ankle. Ónpt. Weiidell had a Binall piece taked from his ear. Ligut Eggleston, t is feared, is tTiortally wounded. In the 4th, as reportedby Col. Woodbury to me, 160 were killed and wounded. Among tho killed aro Capt. DePtiy, of Ann Arbor ; Lieuts. Jones and and Presten, whose wounds, it is feared. will prove mortal. Lieut. Srnith lost a lef?. Lieut. Hili, of Stockton's regiment, 1 saw on Saturday niorning, on foot, going to Gen. McClellan's hoadquarters, to get umbiilanues to send to : he front to bring oll their wounded. He reported Col. Sloukion, who wu very sick, a prisoner in tl. e hands oí the enemy. Captains Carr and Fisher, killed. Captain Myers and Lieuts. Eddy, Chandler, Williams, and McGraw, are wounded; McGraw lost a leg. Wm. S. Conover, of the Color guard, whom I found on the boat (with his fingers undressed from the day of battle unti! I procured a surgeon for him, but had no time to ampútate one or two, which will be done here,) rcpoited the fol lowing : Colonel Stockton, wounded in the arm and a prisoner ; Capt. Mott, wounáed and aprisnner; Henry Cotan, W. R. Garitón, and John Ñesmith, killed ; J. T. Donahue, Sergeant Cameron, Amns Smith, Mathias Coblcy, and Cyrus Blodget, wounded. These are all the ñames I have been able to colleet so far. If I earn of more, 1 will nforfn you. Col. (ïrosvenor, of the 7th, wished me to take charge of tho money sent bv his regiment to their friends. Cornmunication with the AVhite House was cut off, and ander bis direotion went the transportntion train, while Sedgiriek's and Kearney's divisions were left to bring up the roar. I procured a hörse, and caino on with the train, traveling all night, part of it in the rain. Sundoy lay in camp where I procured the news of tho lst and 4th ; was at their camp. At i P. M. started with Capt. Heacock, who was sick, and came on n advance of tho train thfough a strango road, somo sixteen miles, to Carters Landing, on James River, without protection or guide, except tlie poor, wounded, weary soldiere who had been ordered out of the hospitals and ordered to make their way as best they could, to tho James river. We passed on the road nearly or quito foor thouaand', with no provisión for their protection or comfort, on their arrival. The gunboat Stepping Stone was lying therj, nnd the kind hearted ofticers rocoived thorn on board, and out of iheir own limited stores did overything in their power ior their comfort. The ofneers of the Island Belle, recently blown up, added their stores and labors lo those of tho Stepping Stone. The cooks were making eoffee, and the offieers, captains, lioutennnts, enginoers and all, wero distributing it and hard bread, all they had, to the poor fellowt. Yesterday morning all the sick, nnd others who were not severely wounded, wero sent on shore, and 460 of the worst wounded were brought down here. There were no surgeons to be had except tvro who came from tho ateamer Port Royal, who worked faithfully until wo lelt. I was taken for a Doctor, and more than one hundred applied to me to dress their wounds. I could only reply " I am not a Doctor" büt wou ld do all I could to assist the surgeons - Drs. Davenport and Brown - who I left :it the headqunrtors of the 5th all of Friday night and Saturday. Until exhausted, they were relicving the wounded at Savage's Station, Gen. Heintzelmatrs headqunrters. They, as well as others at Savage's Station, wero preparing to move. expectiog - _J orders evury moment. 1 came on e Quartormasler Walker ,f tho 7tl ijp tnggftge trae iu bw ti;n. i ttut hiuci! seen nor hoarr) f our trono who woro tii bring up the rear. ' McCk'lhui'rt hejdqiihi-trs are nt oa Jumes Iüvor, and troips anj HUI)]ie ara gni)i fqrwurd ruphllv. 'iiw woathur s very bo', 82 t 85 n th sliMde. I have lenrncd since tho nainan oi Joho Young, Henry Bvowfc, Uiobd Biorden, Edward Aspang'o, tnij pi. vate AícUraw, who ure woanded and prisobërs. I procued to Washiastoa to dity._ When time permits I wrll write more. Yours tnily.

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