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Prairie Du Chien Courier (Newspaper) - April 24, 1862, Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin unit THE GREATEST GOOD OF THE GREATEST Tlic Battle at THURSDAY APRIL 24 1862 YEAR VOL Hn Courier EVERY THURSDAY fffl D Editor Proprietor Church Hollar or l i d i f to ir i I im i f 0 i w I I IP A F B H F House Sign CARRIAGE WAGON Street tlu work ami I t i i vi ll 111 to 00 I MO i I l -y will l Ut Our Jflug I W B HUNT GENERAL PRODUCE MERCHANT ran TIK or Flour Provisions NO WATKU Of DARIUS MASON M D Op Stairs over Store A BENIDICT WARREN HALL or J It of of Whips Lashes And tbt Latent Stylo of Hoop Skirts of DR H BRUNER O V f I C mill of Hie J Wii Stor her In for Ill of i nuJ to tlw X In with th ftt til M A Wh 20 1301 II IT M I I- 1 T Y I will toll ill my lio Not where Haunting Tut tlic Not Bat And sing Not with of tlic autumn But with the Spring Ever of the to tho ground I will tell will tell my boioni friend be Not to Hie Not where Pride down on Or where with Dut where Wealth la linked with And nro liorn rot the arc the wisest And tile Meek are And tho scented Grow the to the In It is with great pleasure I sit down to write to you 1 wrote you a letter some days ago but had of seeing it torn up our mail being cut oil by tho But thank have retribution lor Would that I could erase from pages or that my eyes might be forever blinded to thc scenes of shed and slaughter in which I have been a participant for the three have fought the heaviest dgc it t down i letter off by they r it be After the un to sio Hi cii cs re in V annexed description is given by a correspondent of the Pittsburg the after the fight A visit to the immediately after the retreat of the rebels and the pursuit of our forces exhibited a spectacle seldom to be witnessed and tlic most horrible to contemplate The first approaches occupying the further range of the enemy's guns showed at the first glance the work of devastation made Hy those ball IOC days battle and through God won the victory ever won upon fean soil We chased Pierce and tour thousand rebels into thc mountains and was returning to meet when at about 4 o'clock in the afternoon on the first day's iur attention was attracted DR O P MARTIN A HIGGINS rain march by thc Morning of cannor in the rear of onr H Onr regiment and two others dispatched Illicit time to the scene of action a- jimt six miles distant where wo ar- rived in about one hour nearly ex- but we soon made ten sand rebels run for the brush best hold to camp or to tho train again we lay upon our arms she'll which had overshot the mark trees were entirely cut off in ten feet of the ground heavy limbs lay scattered in every direction and pieces of exploded missies were tered nil around The carcasses of dead horses and the wrecks of wagons strewed all the woods and other dences of similar character marked every step of the road a mile farther on and thc more important feature of the strug- gle was brought to view Dead bodies i3 i i i Coal Oil anil Its Dangers The Pennsylvania Legislature has under consideration measures looking to protection against coal oil sion The Philadelphia Inquirer has the following facts worthy of circulation on thc During the discussion many inter facts elicited Mr Shannon read u letter from Pittsburg ing that the mere fact of oil being forty-five degrees of was not a sufficient test of its safety Very often there is more benzole or explosive matter in low than in oil The luid which the death of Mrs Graham and two dren at Crestline Ohio was scarcely forty-five degrees but it was Com Party A correspondent of tho St Louis Democrat writing from Cairo gives i the following description of dore stream ram Manassas which drove Turtle or away our A Washington correspondent of the Chicago Times says T said that aline could save us the remnant of liberties but if they think are lin to brj manassas if artf to brj ships at the Southwest Pass of the their party for Mississippi several months ago am Jho the present which at the present time is moored r miv at Island No 10 assisting the rebels kJ u r oo 1 P VI In Aft 1 I T iii the defence of that place The correspondent I have seen a rough sketch of gunboat tho sas or Turtle taken from the j well to surrender it to the people It I costs them too much to surrender it I on demand of sovereigns They think they an fit to it and to teach tho in th e woods tho dead and dying in the fields lying in every conceivable shape on either hand Some lay on their backs with their in their clenched hands raised guns at arms length upright in the iiir Others had fallen with their gnus fast within their grasp as if they were lyin the morning the in the act of loading them when the i r-iifil Piano Fortes WRIGHT oB ESQ And Musical of Every Description WTO -40 SHEAKLEY H I LEANDER LECLERC AT LA REAU ESTATE of eh 1 WELLS HALE COS I T EMS couple of sailors were arrested in New Orleans for throwing buckets of tar over each other It was a An Irishman charged with ai assault was asked by the Judge whether lie was guilty or How can I tell my was the reply till I have heard the Irishman writing from Ohio says it is thc most illegant place in world The first three he says you arc boarded gratis and after that you are charged nothing at all Come along and bring the lady who was very modest and submissive before marriage was ob- n frt ncn In very freely after There was a tune I when I thought she had none replied her husband with a sigh but it is very long since A blind man led by a dog while wandering in thc streets of Paris had his dog seized by some one passing instantly opening his eyes ho gave chase and overtaking the thiet he cudgelled him severely after which ho closed his eyes and fell to begging again Wo have the testimony of a no- ted pickpocket named Phillippe re- cently arrested in Paris to the effect booming of cannon commenced in our front and rear simultaneously I will here state wo were located at a place called Cross Hollows a deep ravine some eighteen miles long with tains on each side nearly lar in height all supposing ourselves surrounded in this position were to perfection A detachment ol our division was ordered to the rear and they truly did their duty taking prisoners and putting the re- mainder to Might But this was not thc commencement The ing in our front which lasted until darkness caused it to cease told us that the missiles of were fast fatal shaft dead Others still had received the winged ger of death and with their remaining strength had crawled away from ther danger and sheltering themselves behind old logs had laid down to die Here were the bodies of those who and wo fell in light of and mingled with them were those from whose wounds the blood was yet trickling away The scone beggars all and I do not wish to depict its horrors Thc fatality on the open lik gunpowder and would ignite before the match touched it A true test is by place a small quantity ii then light a match ami place it in the oil If ignition takes place it will be for use And oil manufactured in this way may bo 43 45 48 or 50 degrees and yet be as harmless as water One of thc establishments in burg makes oil of ami 50 degrees and not a drop leaves the works out being heated to 100 degrees anc then tried with fire Oil may be 43 degrees in gravity and if 20 drops of benzole are put in a gallon it will ex- us soon as the the lamp or can reaches 00 or 70 the benzole then will rise to tho top and become a deadly gas The Mouse refused to require thc test by fire to be made by the tors but depended solely upon gravity criplion of intelligent persons in It is b to hold up who have ssen her She is the constitution and their about one hundred feet long and I Where have the to twenty beam and draws from toar its barriers whoever it in- nine to twelve fact of water Her j with wishes Have they shape about water is nearly that to abolish Supreme half a sharply pointed egg shell so when the Constitution that a shot will glance from her no t not impaired th ob- matter where it strikes Her back is i of that formcd of twelve inch oak covered suid not Have two chimneys so arranged as to slide striken the down in time of action The pilot of person and property reared house is iu the stern of the boat around every American and is worked by a powerful propeller trampled them in the but cannot steam a strong current j avails it then to claim a and i She carries only one gun a sixty-eight have an army How as pounder right in her bow soon tho South is in their power Thc Secessionists of C say tlj Fremont j and and the command it and remove that at one time she would have eome up here to test the metal of our forts thitt made it a the FOK arc made here and there washes do more harm One whose apple trees than were good ssy in our midst Our regiment was immediately ordered to the front and there commenced the scenes of war in earnest We were dispatched for skirmishing onr business being to drive some two thousand Indians from a thicket We advanced with u firm tread frequently popping over a red skin when seen peaking from behind a tree or log and passed over their grim and visages to within 40 yards of the enemy's nut it was for repose anxiously iir for daylight to recommence the scene of and The enemy continued firing alter dark This ended the first day's buttle daylight without a freshment we again started At of re- for the field of The tiding convinced us heavy the battle was We were space I have referred to as the Drill Ground was the est which came under my observation The canister which had been swept over it during the morning had been terrible in its results Strongly cun- tested as its possession had been on both sides yet thc dead were us five to one on th side of the rebels One man here was in a bent position ing on hands and with his face downward yet cold and rigid as possible One had crawled away to the border of tho woods and himself between two logs had spread his blanket above him to shield him He was a wounded rebel a asked if we could anything for At his tuet tho body of one of those Union boys L have spoken of as having had his hail burnt from his head On the rebel as to the cause ot In in such a condition Ina only reply was I do not know I did not do it We him that an and hide bound and infested with in- sects used linio wash another used another tar another a soap if thc water had not been too low i They have thc courts There was no time or while to writs for any she was at Columbus when there was have the press easy to not water enough her She suppress all and speaking is said to be now at Island No 10 except such thoy like They havu How easy to make men subservient and obedient They nave the patronage How make adherents and supporters tion of potash but in nearly with The caustic unsatisfactory lime kills the every results and it is reported that she would come up and engage our boats if she could steam the current There arc ny it's about the institution There is only one entrance to her through a door in back Her port hole is furnished with a heavily plated trap which springs up when the gun is run out ami falls down when it is run hack How the crow get their light and air I can't pretend dr cently that crinoline affords better facilities for practicing thefts on tho unwary radii with terrible fury ordered to support a battery in an op- en corn field which was pouring murderous balls in to the ranks and doing great The balls now flew as thick as stones around us occasionally a bomt shell would explode in our than any style previously w from tho body and the vermin which infests thc bark but while a good part of it washes off what be- into carbonate of soon conve ime which fills the pores bark and prevents its healthy sion and growth Common soap suds is less hurtful than the solutions of stic potash or the tar The safest have They lutce no a for n mint not And mark the If ever another Presidential election is held where w t them exists it will be through revolution or by will II 0 of Spring Corner ot ami Milwaukee At Bridgeport Store W U I1 In JACKSON HOUSE HV i to SKAR du Chion Wisconsin lo CAPITAL HOUSE O DUTCHER Proprietor HOUSE County Wiscon II QUO US the Furry Feb 14 worn Bein ample op- is afforded thc dress and get at thc without tion A who did not wish to be warded as one was in tho habit whenever he called at tho inn to make an excuse for his glass At length having exhausted all the nary apologies for thirstiness he one day said He really thought he must have a drop ho was going to have salt fish for dinner I Irishman seeing ix large tity of potatoes in a market place observed to a bystander What a One show of potatoes J es they replied I sec you have them quite correct Pat how do you cul them in your Ah laith They did but would soon beat hand to ako him to butter quarters and The larger guns had did somo very strange work One case where I saw the entire lower portion of a am taV him foot had been carried away leavin two toes and the upper portion re maining Another had been passing over us for four hours we were ordered upon some Ind brush sent from this state of existence r or live hundred of the the balance and best wash known to us Ion bleacher s iNo l dissolved in rain water at the rate the batteries i of one pound of soda to a gallon of Sinit s water and applied in Spring and fall will not hurt the tree bnt will troy mosses and other fungi and no or cocoons of vermin can stand before it It will work off tho dead bark and a clean and healthy But to ensure the highest success from this application the soil about thc roots of the trees should be drained if it is wet and be manured if it is Agriculturist Wx take what follows from the Chicago Washington The military authorities hero are in possession of intelligence which it is believed to be her there is only one and she is supplies with hose for ing hot water The rebels claim to have some new gunboats below of a very formidable character alic try the batteries of Point Pleasant democrat and motto of every face the and Duel entire His face and of bis head was entirely his brain dabbling into the pool redskins tor the main army sec V c Uj j ml we could no longer sec n our arms again until upon o a d at six o'clock the ba- de on the third day We were DU CI1IES WIS on linnil AC ort notice J G KAIW SOUTH Everything NEW MEAT MARKET the ir l in t Site tin store or Mean N A i FRED KAPPEL AND LIQUORS your the Irishman wo never CAM cm when wo want any we go and dig them At an Indian wedding at thc Philippine Islands tho bride retired from the company in order to go down to the river to wash her feet As she was thus employed tin alligator seized her Her shrieks brought the people to the place who saw her between thc monster's teeth and just drawn under thc water The bridegroom instantly plunged in after her and with a ger in his hand pursued the monster After a desperate conflict he made him deliver up his prey and swam to tho shore with the dead body ot his bride in his arms tho siege of the commander of the army which lay before the town ordered Carew an Irish officer to advance with ment to a certain post Having en his orders he whispered to Sir I know you to be a gallant man I have therefore put you upon this duty I tell you in confidence it is death to you all I place you here to make tho enemy spring a mine below you Carew made a bow to the general and then led on lis men iii silence to thc dreadful post He there stood with an un- countenance and having called to one of his mon for cup of wine saul he I drink to all those who bravely fall in battle Fortunately at that moment capitulated and Carew escaped i ItA ed to support thc Ohio battery as the day before which was playing the devil with the enemy and at 10 o- their battery was silenced and cheer after cheer sent up by our boys rent the Here the of dead and wounded and the scene here was sufficiently horrible to chill the rent in the veins or melt a heart of stone The woods ha taken fire and you could have walked upon burning corpses for forty rotir were still alive though unable to speak and the lire such eases but it is useless to Suffice is to say that the slaughter is immense and oes to show that the Confederates ou far from being disheartened by their late are making of Monitors ations for a west i vigorous campaign spring and summer have now field armies in to men all of whom are the addition to these all of whom are now well-trained soldiers had frum six to experience in the tho Confederate are now raising and A distinguished duel occurred on the of be- result tween one of Col crs and a crack shot inside the my's fortification The Federalist was stationed on a hill adjoining the and at an early hour in the morning the secession foe placed his rifle on a apet and fired a ball thc Unionist's hat The Sharpshooter returned his Cro received a second and sent and from that time until 4 o'clock in the after- noon thc two continued discharging their pieces without one other Both fired accurately but both concealed their persona as much as possible and endeavored to deceive mouth if need be and rifice home and lift to accomplish it And always let them remember he that tins Union havn no more TUC of tuo three-fourths of the town tions held in this State on Tuesday 1st the Democrats carried tho dav electing straight-out candidates ly every election nas ted iu a Democratic In Wisconsin the same result has been achieved by the Democracy In Iowa Michigan In- diana Ohio and Xew York the great victories have been favor ot the Democracy Shoddy patriots rupt contractors and politicians and full-bloomed abolitionists have gone ilown like bad pork in thc summer time These are cheering signs each other by putting their hats on their ramrods and thrusting their and other isms that are in favor of and the ot tUo people for thc sake of ara of existence as as Ueu> voles can effect it There is the fact A great takin place and every no i tion l It was announced last that the Navy Department had ordered the construction of seve coats from behind the fortifications or every disunionist trees Whatever was exposed almost every ana invariable received a bullet but the must s ion submit to De- two were so wary and skillful thai Unionists time veral war vessels o consuming their lower limbs with their clothes burned trom udics whose power of speech still re- i v 011 the plan of tho Monitor Some time lias been occupied in considering what be and we see by the Washington cor- of the New Vork these improvements have been and Mr Erricson has tor Now York to commence in six vessels in the ble time These will be larger than I could narrate many inu incidents but let me forgot it pos sible the horrible scone We them until they became so much respi that settled upon BRIOK BLOCK n ed tered useless to pursue them farther Every house for eight miles around is converted into a Vs near as can be ascertained tuo en- emy lost four thousand killed ana wounded and about three thousand prisoners Onr loss killed and wounded prisoners few W c took a great many cannon and any amount of small arms knives pistols -i think Price will consider before He with hot irons again is badly was killed the first day was also killed We get it from our prisoners This leaves the two distinguished officers Don and KaW I will tell yon more when I get home father yon have not taught me to in thc miseries and ot my but times you must forgive me it i uu it the original Monitor will carry ier Runs and the iron plating of the O 1 1 revolving turret will be H im thiek instead of 8 inches which is the thickness of the plating in that portion of her This will render thc new vessels completely bio to any missiles now in use i 11 The Naval Department has shown tho most commendable energy and it will not bo long before wo can more of already under arms and drilling in States They wilt thus Have a force the summer THE AR- Kingston urges that a guard on Island St Lawrence river to the British soldiers who arc the United numbers have descried this winfer and the utmost vigilance is ex- to prevent whole regiments from making across the lines Civilians are arid large rewards offered by the city to prevent desertion it this is the case now when we have no object in drawing upon the British force in Canada how would it be in the event of war would be offered to the oppressed down trodden men in the line ot the i day seemed they might lire till y danger to cither A i amply prove ir men o StS as late events i amply p is nearly is scouted at run out bv all de- bout the hour I have mentioned how ever the rebel forgetful of prudence m thrust his head over the breastworks cent UMm is about no doubt as his enemy had ed out and conservatism This is thc only virtue ot might The movement was u political party but as the only head was not exposed I is tlic not flred for five minutes that he j lo was fital His five seconds but in expose j any or by whoso hand he was destined to fall ent says The Governor closed by a i utin to Kast Te defy the navies of the world with which he is little fleet to construct destruction which he had so nobly displayed his to encounter of honor A Tho captain of a barge in an ford boat race just as they are ting gives each rower a little slice ot lemon to hold in his mouth He fail knows the philosophy any thing in the mouth that promotes thc flow ot saliva and keeps the mouth moist an- swers as well or better than drink which often in quantities weakens tho stomach A who un stood these things used in his Ion drives to take a clovo into his mouth instead of drinking frequently as his British regiments to forsake the com- mand that crushes them and take a place in lines where soldiers are res Tho Rochester Union relates th following which it hear some two moths of th civil Generals of the t Richmond and irrepressible schoo called on to urge him t nake an advance He heard the Democracy Advancing most Thc increasing tread of Democracy etui is thus confessed bv the Palmyra here his desolate home was and his Y Courier writing over the Urat ck sad wife His voice rang out iu that town thc silent city the fact as we may it upon his countrymen to come dear to every unprejudiced eve that the Democratic party is idly gaining the vantage ground in GOB Sicilian would led to in his mighty enterprise which would ern or his Northern For tho Soldier they would be since they are aromatic and astringent of course finall asked him General can't you tak Yes I could take it but it would probably cost of you could take Oh Yes confident I could tako it at th Then why don't you take it I can coat Gov ASDV of Tennessee was called i for a speech of which a when it will become plain a id niable Democrats stick firmly by your colors your principles and your party and universal victory it run after strange gods but thc defense of his beloved State to show their ands to fear not and speak lo declared his willingness to share with them any and all dangers tor thc rescue of from thc jaws counsels must prevail of thc infernal monster the Republican party not only m Traitors should bo punished and j but thc district will y gan this town It true the large Inth vote helps to swell their ranks but in all candor we urge that treason crushed He came with hostility or animosity in his heart ne come for tho defense of the weak the restoration of the erring the ment of the guilty tho ment of thc Union and Constitution in Tennessee Come my men ho exclaimed let us gather a- round the old flag with one heart and soul reading upon its folds tho words of erty and Union and inseparable now and to for the d of surely increasing tread ot pp nents This is a sad and confession but it is nevertheless true is not a that It is like a river which Religion spends itself widens continually and is never so broad or deep as at its mouth it rolls into the ocean of eternity They tall the oil region in
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