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Edinund Kirke's newbook contains the following descriptiou of a Michigon Colonel, and three hundred and eighty-niue Michigan uien, at the battle of Stone ltiver : THE MAN TTHO "dON't 8URRENDER MDCH." A little elevation ;it the right of the railway, was the scène of oue of the most herrie esploits of the war. There Colonel Innis - warned by the oíd negro I have introduoed to the reader - with a band of three hundred and eighty-nin Michigan men, without artillery or othe defensethan a heavy thrown up barricade of camp-wagons and under brush, beat off Wheeler's whole force of 3,000 horses and two fie!d„pieces. "Coloncl Innis," eaid General Rosecrans to him on the eve of the battle of Stone River, "will you hold Lavergne ?" 'Til try General " "I ask if you will do !" exclaimed the laconic General." "1 will," quietly responded the Colonel, and he kept his word. Just as the New Year's sun was send ing its first greeting to the little band that croached thera behind the wagons, the head of the rebel column emerged from the woods wbich skirt the southern side of the town, and Captain Firman riding forward to the flimsy breastwork cried.out : "Gen. Wheeler demanda an instan and unconditional surrendor." "Give Gen. Wheeler iny coinpliments and teil hiin we don't surrender much,' came back to hiin from behind tho brushheaps. MouDting then his Kentueky roan, the heroic Colonel rode slowly around the rude intrenchment. '-Boyg," he said, "they are 3,000, havo you said youi prayers ?" "We are ready, ColoneL Let them come on !" answered the brave Michigan men. And they did come on ! "Six times we swept down on them,'! said Captain Firman, Wheeler'a aid, to me, 'and six times I rode up with a flag and summoned them to surreoder ; but each time Innis seDt back the message, varicd, now and then, with an adjective, " We dou't surrender much." - He sat his horse during the first charges as if on dress parade ; but at the third fire I saw hira go down. I thoughtwo had wiDged him, but when we charged again, there he sat, as cool as if tbe thermometer had been at zero. One of our men took delibérate aim, and again he went down but when I rode up the fifth time and shouted, "We'll not summon you again - surrender at once !" it was Innis who ytilcd out, "Pray don't, for we don't surrender much.'' At the seventh charge I was wounded, and the General sent another officer with the sramrnons. Your men halted him a fewhundred yards i'rom the breastwork, and an officer in a cavalryman's overcoat, came to meet him. ['They had killed my two horses,' said L'olonel Innis to me afterwards, "and I was afraid they would singe my uniform - the fire was rather hot - so I covered it."l "What is your rauk, eir ?" deuianded the Union officrr. "Major, sir." "Go back, and teil Gen. Wheeler that he nsults me by sending ODe of )rour ■ank to treat with one of mine. Teil aira, too, I have not come here to surrenIer. I shall fire on the next flag." "It was Innis, and by that ruse he waJe us bel eve he had rcceived re-en:orcemenf8. Thinking it was so, we Jrew off, and the next day Innis sent Wheeler word by a prisoner that he had vbipped us with three huudred and iglity nine men."


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