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company, sent them to the rear, to be placed in there was heavy skirmishing by the cavalry of the custody under the provost guard.
two armies, that of the enemy being commanded Thus, in the short space of five minutes, Capt. by Wade Hampton. Maj. Darlington, with his Green disarmed one Captain, one ambulance-ser- regiment, was ordered to hold a certain position geant, and two privates of the Twelfth Georgia in Gen. Wilson's line, for forty-five minutes, while volunteers, besides taking their color-sergeant, the remainder of the force was retiring to more with his colors, and sending the whole of them, advantageous ground. He obeyed the order, five in number, as prisoners, under guard, to the with a grace of five minutes, and then, attemptrear.
ing to retire, found his line of retreat commanded The rebel Aag was one of the Confederate bat- by an entire brigade of rebel cavalry commanded tle-flags, made of coarse red serge cloth, about by Rosser, The Major drew up his men in the four and a half feet square, having a blue proper formation and charged. Saint Andrew's cross running from each corner; This was met by a counter-charge on the part three white stars were in each limb of the cross, of the enemy, and hard fighting followed, the and one star in the centre, making thirteen stars greater part of the Union force, however, accomin all. The flag was sent to Gen. Hooker by his plishing their purpose. order : the sword was presented to Capt, Green But, when leading the first charge, Maj. Darby his brigade commander, for his good conduct lington received a ball in the right leg, which during the battle.
shattered the thigh bone, and brought him to the ground. Here he lay, the enemy and his own
men charging backward and forward over him; ,BATTLE ANTHEM..
but, strange to say, he received no other injury.
On that battle-field he lay for three days and BY JOHN NEAL.
nights, without food or attendance of any kind. Up, Christian warrior, up! I hear As this part of the field was left in the temporary The trumpet of the North
possession of the enemy, after the battle which Sounding the charge !
raged on the two following days, he was found and Fathers and sons! - to horse !
carried to Hampton's headquarters, where the Fling the old standard forth,
amputation of his leg was performed by the chief Blazing and large !
surgeon of the division. And now I hear the heavy tramp
The operation was performed with skill, and Of nations on the march,
he received as good treatment as the limited reSilent as death!
sources of the rebels would permit. He was then A slowly-gathering host,
conveyed to a farm-house, some three miles from Like clouds o'er yonder arch, the scene of the action, and there he lay five Holding their breath!
weeks, slowly recovering.
When Sheridan made his famous raid, in the
latter part of June, Maj. Darlington was found Through smoke and flame,
at the farm-house, and being laid in an ambuHail-stones, and coals of fire !
lance, kept with the column for eight days, until Now comes the battle-shout!
he reached West Point. Gen. Sheridan and his Jehovah's name!
men showed him the utmost kindness, especially
in providing for him palatable and nutritious And now the rebel pomp ! To prayer ! food, of which he was greatly in need. Look to your stirrups, men!
He had been officially reported as killed ; and Yonder rides death!
few constitutions could have survived the loss of Now with a whirlwind sweep! Empty their saddles, when
blood, the hardship and exposure, followed by
amputation, from which he was now rapidly reHot comes their breath!
A NARROW ESCAPE. — An army correspond-
ent gives the following narrative of the manner So, reapers ! tear your way
in which a Confederate soldier in Mississippi Through yonder camp, until you hear, escaped the clutches of the Yankees: “While “ It is enough! Put up thy sword! dwelling upon the subject of ladies, and the puO angel of the Lord !
rifying influence of ladies' society, I will take ocMy wrath is past!”
casion to mention, for the benefit of the fastidious, an adventure of two nice and accomplished
young ladies, together with a young gentleman AN INCIDENT OF THE WILDERNESS. — The well versed in gallantry. Not long since, mon following account of the exploits and sufferings cher M., of this brigade, while in the vicinity of of Maj. William B. Darlington, of the Eighteenth the Federal encampments, took occasion to put up Pennsylvania cavalry, gives some idea of the for the night at the house of an old acquainthazards, as well as the glories, of war:
ance, where he had often called to enjoy a pleasOn the 5th of May, 1864, the day preced- ant repast with the young ladies. During the ing the great engagements of the 6th and 7th, night, the Federals, learning his whereabouts, approached the house, creating a bluster every- against three bloodthirsty and cowardly ruffians, where, save in our young hero's apartment. He and by her coolness and heroic daring, succeeded soundly slept, and continued to sleep, as if on in turning them from their hellish designs. • beds of roses,' unconscious of approaching It is with feelings of no ordinary pride and danger, until the young ladies, panic-stricken on pleasure the Commanding General announces his account, rushed, en dishabille, into his room, this act to the citizens and soldiers in his district. and awoke him from his slumbers.
On the other hand, those miserable cowards who " But the Federals had advanced too far for him deserted this brave girl in the hour of danger, to make his escape in the front, and there was no flying from the house, leaving her to her fate, are window or door in the rear. How then was his unworthy the name of men, deserve the scorn and escape to be effected? Reader, the young ladies contempt of the community at large, and whose instituted a plan unprecedented in the history of society should be shunned by every one who has military operations. When the old lady discov- the least spark of honor or bravery within them. ered he could not escape by running, she rushed By order of
Brig.-Gen. BROWN. in, crying, Girls ! we must do something — the Federals are already in the passage.' No sooner said than done. The young ladies leaped in bed RUFUS BROCKWAY. - A correspondent of a with our young hero, one on each side, completely Wisconsin paper had his attention arrested by the concealing his head, and thereby causing the appearance of a rather oldish man among a comsearch of the Federals to be fruitless. They pany of recruits for the Seventeenth (Irish) Wislooked into every nook, and under every bed in consin regiment, who were on board the cars, on the house, not excepting the one occupied by the the way to camp, who gave his name, as follows: hero; but the young Confederate scout was no- “My name is Rufus Brockway, and I am in where to be found. How much better than to the seventieth year of my age. I am a Yankee, have suffered him to be murdered or imprisoned from the State of New Hampshire ; was a volunfor years in a felon's cell! So we say ; but the teer in the last war with England for nearly three mystery to us is, why they did not think of look- years. I have served under Gens. Izard, McNeil, ing in the bed, as well as under it.”
and Macomb, being transferred from one command to another, as the circumstances then re
quired. I was at the battle of Plattsburg, at HEROISM OF MISS SCHWARTZ.
the battle of French Creek in Canada, and at the
battle of Chateaugay, on the 14th day of OctoHEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF CENTRAL MO., ber, 1813, and was present at the surrender of
JEFFERSON CITY, August 9, 1863. McDonough. GENERAL ORDERS No. 42.- On the night of “I was now a farmer, in the town of Beaver the 6th instant, a party of bushwhackers, some Dam, Dodge County, and, with my son, the owner three in number, visited the house of a Mr. of three hundred acres of land; my son was a Schwartz, about twelve miles from Jefferson City, volunteer in the Federal army at the battle of in Cole County, and on demanding admittance Bull Run, had his nose badly barked, and his they were refused by Miss Schwartz, a young hips broken in, and disabled for life, by a charge lady of fifteen. They replied they would come of the rebel cavalry, and now I am going to see if in, at the same time trying to break down the the rebels can bark the old man's nose. door. While this was going on, the other in- ' “I tell you," said the old man, “if England mates of the house, namely, Mr. Schwartz, John pitches in, you'll see a great many old men like Wise, Capt. Golden, Government horse-dealer, me turning out; but the greatest of my fears is, and a young man in his employ, all left, taking that I shall not be permitted to take an active part with them (as they supposed) all the arms and in the present war.' ammunition. In their hasty retreat they left behind a revolver, which Miss Schwartz appropri- A SOLDIER in one of the Union hospitals, who ated to her own use. She went to the door, and had lost one of his arms, was rejoicing over the on opening it presented the pistol to the leader fact. Said he: “My grandfather lost a leg in of the gang, telling them to “come on if they | the Revolutionary war, and our family have been wanted to, and that some of them should fall, or bragging over it ever since. That story is an old she would.” They threatened to kill her if she one, and now I am going to be the hero of the did not leave the door. She replied: “ The family." first one who takes one step towards this door dies, for this is the home of my parents, and my INCIDENT OF LIBERTYTOWN, MD. - Early in brothers and sisters, and I am able to and shall the spring of 1862, four young men of the city of defend it." Seeing that she was determined in Frederick went to the good old town of Liberty, her purpose, after holding a consultation to- and while passing the Stars and Stripes floating gether, they left.
from a pole at the west end of the town, took ocHere is an instance of true courage; a young casion to curse that time-honored emblem, and girl of fifteen years of age, after all the inmates say something about taking it down. Hearing, of the house, even her father, had fled, leaving however, that they would be called to account for her alone to her fate, with a courage worthy of a their rebellious acts, they loaded their pistols beJoan of Arc, boldly defended her native home fore leaving the hotel, and said what they would