Prairie Du Chien Courier, April 24, 1862

Prairie Du Chien Courier

April 24, 1862

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Prairie Du Chien Courier (Newspaper) - April 24, 1862, Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin unit THE GREATEST GOOD OF THE GREATEST NUMBER.1 Tlic Battle at Rldgo. THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 1862. YEAR. VOL. Hn (Courier. PUBLIHSED EVERY THURSDAY. fffl. D. .HEUUELL, Editor Proprietor, O.fici-Cormrot niut Church tutttt. TMW-TW., Hollar, rly, or nnim-tllr. l i d .'i "f to ir i" I im i f.'' 0" i I? w I I IP A F. B. H. F. BATCHELDEH, House, Sign, CARRIAGE WAGON, fcORNAMENTAL. t'AlNTING. Churcli Street. I'rniric tlu Ohicu, IVII.ime ..ii'r work 'wAKKANTKI', ami run.-fnnnlitr. _________ I t, f.'i i Vj-.." i vi. (ll 111. to 00 I MO i I" l -y will l ,'Ut. l'l f'-rlnvurU. Our Jflug Fovcvcr I W. B. HUNT, GENERAL PRODUCE MERCHANT, ran TIK rcucuiai or Flour, Provisions, NO. 1H7 WKS'r WATKU STMRKT, MILWATJ1EBB, WI9. Of Llbctnl mailcon Conilnnrntnii. DARIUS MASON, M. D. Op Stairs over VMghtsDrug Store. A. BENIDICT, WARREN HALL, [Ag't (or J. It. llanU, Munvifnciurer of klnili of Whips, Lashes, And tbt Latent Stylo of Hoop Skirts. bTHEKT, Knjl of Itoult. Attnut.l DR. H. BRUNER, O V f I C K! .mill of Hie J Wii. Itnvlnz F'taUlihoil Stor. her" In JM7. nn.linx Jj- for "Ill oJ'l of i, nuJ .-n.lvu.ur to Xtrp tlw .'tor.- X. I.KM'If, ruiiulcil! WnKon In coinWlHr, with th. ftt Ih.-lf COIHllBM. til M A IHUCll illVy fotluuuy >ollrtn-il nn.l I'n'du Chltn, Wh., 20, 1301. __ II IT M I I- 1 T Y I will toll "ill ifll Whrre my Wiim frl.-iuls lio Not where liollyhocVl nrv Haunting, Tut vrlioro aecnt tlic K-A. Not w.icro ttauily [inrrots chnttcr, Bat wlicro liirka And llnncti sing Not with dnhllnft of tlic autumn, But with Illllcnuf the Spring. Ever Scatlrr swuctt-fll uiufic Krcr HtiwrA of rlclient oilor Oruvr the to tho ground. I will tell will tell tlioc my boioni friend nltall be Not whcro IniiiKtity rlchcd gntlicr knuvvs to bvnd Hie Not where Pride down on Or where Ht-auly with Srorn, Dut where Wealth la linked with Uooduem. And thebeit nro nobli-nt liorn. rot the humlilcil arc the wisest, And tile Meek are glory-crowned, And tho iwuetesl scented Grow the to the UimcrlbBd In It is with great pleasure I sit down to write to you. 1 wrote you a letter some eiuht days ago, but had isfaetion of seeing it torn up id-side, our mail being cut oil, by tho sccesh. But. thank have tlluir retribution lor Would that I could erase from mem- ory's pages, or that my eyes might be forever blinded to thc scenes of blood- shed and slaughter in which I have been a participant for the three have fought the heaviest dgc. it. t down i letter 1io snt-jy tlio off, by they r it. nicni-ight be FIcM After the un to sio Hi cii cs re in w: V annexed description is given by a correspondent, of the Pittsburg battle-field the diiy 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 o-rcatcst victory ever won upon Amcr- fean soil. We chased Pierce and tour thousand rebels into thc mountains, and was returning to meet reintorce- inents, when at about 4 o'clock in the afternoon, on the first day's iur attention was attracted DR. O. P MARTIN, K'lui- Oeolrf !n A. JTJDSON HIGGINS. PTJBLISHEE, rain. march, by thc Morning of cannor in the rear of onr 'H 'Onr regiment and two others ...e'immcdiately dispatched, double- Illicit time, to the scene of action, a- jimt six miles distant, where wo ar- rived in about one hour, nearly ex- ninsted, but we soon made ten thou- sand rebels run for the brush, then- best hold. Kcturning to camp, or to tho train again, we lay upon our arms she'll which had overshot the mark. trees were entirely cut off with- in ten feet of the ground, .heavy limbs lay scattered in every direction, and pieces of exploded missies were scat- tered nil around. The carcasses of dead horses and the wrecks of wagons strewed all the woods, and other evi- 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 explo- sion. The Philadelphia Inquirer has the following facts, worthy of gcnaral circulation, on thc subject: During the discussion many inter csting facts elicited. Mr. Shannon read u letter from Pittsburg, declar- ing that the mere fact of oil being forty-five degrees of gravity- was not a sufficient test of its safety. Very often there is more benzole or explosive matter in low than in higl: oil. The (luid which causeil the death of Mrs. Graham and two chil- dren, at Crestline, Ohio, was scarcely forty-five degrees, but it was Com. Tlio Party. A correspondent of tho St. Louis Democrat, writing from Cairo, gives i the following description of Commo-' dore Ilollius stream ram Manassas, which drove Turtle, or away our A Washington correspondent of the Chicago Times, says "T said that D.-mocrats aline could save us the remnant of ovir liberties but if they think th'-y are lin to brj manassas, wnicn if artf to brj ships at the Southwest Pass of the ors.-r.izo" their party for Mississippi, several months; ago am Jho urposo Of'd.-featinp the present which, at the present time is moored r miv at Island No. 10, assisting the rebels, kJ u. (VKJ- ;r ,oo _ .1 f_____ ,.P VI In Aft 1 I T. iii the defence of that place. The correspondent says: I have seen a rough sketch of IIol- lins'celebrated gunboat, tho Manas- sas, or Turtle, taken from the dos- j well to surrender it to the people. It I costs them too much to surrender it I on demand of tht.-ir sovereigns. They think they an; fit to wk-M it, and to teach tho in th e woods, tho dead and dying in the fields, lying in every conceivable shape, met'thc'gazo 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 titi'iM Piano Fortes, ________ WRIGHT, SVlSOOW-OL.ASS, oB. THOMAS? ESQ., And Musical of Every Description, WTO. -40 (HlJkll O1 _ SHEAKLEY, Ofllc- H, I. LEANDER LECLERC, TTOUNKY AT LA AOENT, REAU ESTATE of eh 1 WELLS HALE, COS, ISTiltS, ami 50 degrees, and not a drop leaves the works with- 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- plode us soon as the temperaturcjn 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 inspec- tors, but depended solely upon gravity." criplion of intelligent persons in Co-1 It is b >otless to hold up luinbua, who have ssen her. She is the constitution and their about one hundred feet long and I Where have the fr.ili.-il tr> S'.-ek to twenty feot beam, and draws from toar d.iwn its barriers whoever it in- nine to twelve fact of water. Her j terfurud with wishes Have they shape about water is nearly that ofjnot trii'd to abolish th-; Supreme half a sharply pointed egg shell, so when the Constitution mad-; that a shot will glance from her. no ;t th-.y not impaired th ob- matter where it strikes. Her back is i H-rati'in of that instru- formcd of twelve inch oak, covered suid ih-.-y >hmiid not'.' Have two chimneys, so arranged as to slide striken -l-.-wn the' guaran- down in time of action. The pilot tecs of person and property reared house is iu the stern of the boat. Shcjfoyii around every American, and is worked by a powerful propeller, trampled them in the dust? but cannot steam a strong current, j avails it, then, to claim a and i She carries only one gun, a sixty-eight Xhey have an army. How as pounder, right in her bow. soon" tho .South is in their power, Thc Secessionists of C ilnmbus say tlj givc Fremont j. and .Schnrzs. and Clavs the command it, and remove that at one time she would have eome up here to test the metal of our forts tho'leaders thitt made it a viotorioui the ......_. FOK arc made here and there, thateertain washes do more harm' One, whose apple trees than were good. m there is only one and she is supplies with hose for throw- 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 sh.iuld face the and Sbarp.iliooter'a Duel. entire His face and of bis head was entirely his brain dabbling into the pool redskins, tor the main army, nsrer sec.. V c Uj j oould ml ntil we could no longer sec.. n our arms again until upon o a, d at six o'clock commeneed the ba- de on the third day. We were ordei- PII.MK1K DU CI1IES, WIS ..iibicrll'i-rhm on linnil Vuitlnui. Uronilclotln. elrUI' toorJcr.ln AC. h..t .tylci. iln ,ort notice. J. G. CIIKISTOPII, KAIW OOOIl SOUTH 'Manufacturesand Everything NEW MEAT MARKET the f.r ir I1--' .-i-l...t I'nprr tin store Mnnafsciiirtr'" prlcf'. or Mean. N. A. i FRED. KAPPEL GROCER1ES AND LIQUORS. your rcpllol 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 dag- 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. __At tho siege of Tcrtonn, the commander of the army which lay before the town ordered Carew, an Irish officer, to advance with ment to a certain post. Having giv- en his orders, he whispered to Carew: "Sir, I know you to be a gallant man; I have, therefore put you upon this duty. I tell you in confidence, it is crtain 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- launted 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 lortona, 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- cloek, their battery was silenced and cheer after cheer sent up by our boys, rent the 'air! Here cVnimcnced the over.thousands of dead and wounded, and the scene here was sufficiently horrible to chill the cur- 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. Some-ofihe'wounded were still alive though unable to speak, and the lire such eases, but it is useless to. partic- ularize. Suffice is to say that the slaughter is immense. (and "oes to show that the Confederates, ou "far from being disheartened by their late reverse's, are making prepar- AXavy of "Monitors. ations for a west i vigorous campaign in-the spring and summer. lliey have now in'thc field armies amount- in" to 450VOOO men, all of whom, are onfistcclfor the war.'-In addition to these (all of whom are now compara- tively well-trained soldiers, liaving had frum six to experience in the tho Confederate author- ities are now raising, and nnt'into this.-tw A distinguished duel occurred on the battle-field of Donclson, be- result; tween one of Col. Birge's Sharpanoot-' crs and a crack shot inside the ene- my's fortification. The Federalist was stationed on a hill adjoining the intrcnchments. and at an early hour in the morning the secession foe placed his rifle on a par- apet and fired a ball througn thc Unionist's hat. The Sharpshooter returned his Cro, received a second and sent another-, 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 ..Million's mouth if need be, and sac- rifice home and lift to accomplish it. And always let them remember he anj.1 that tins Union havn no more TUC Slffiis of tuo three-fourths of the town elec- tions held in this State on Tuesday. 1st, the Democrats carried tho dav, electing straight-out candidates. ly every mui.icipsl election nas ted iu a Democratic In Wisconsin the same result has been achieved by the Union-Constitutional Democracy. In Iowa, Michigan, In- diana, Ohio and Xew York, the great, victories have been favor ot the Democracy. Shoddy patriots, c.r- rupt contractors and politicians, and full-bloomed abolitionists have gone ilown like bad pork in thc summer time. These are cheering signs. Wend- each other by putting their hats on their ramrods, and thrusting their ell-Phillips-ism, rccley-ism, tW-D.mglus-ism, and other isms that are in favor of high-tax- ation-ism and the heggar-isni ot tUo people for thc sake of niggcr-.-.-n. ara of existence as :ast as Ueu> voles can effect it. There is the fact. A great reac- takin'" place; and every aboh- everv cas- no i tion l It was announced last vfeek, 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, ConstitutionaV.sts time veral war vessels o consuming their lower limbs; othtrs, with their clothes burned trom tlieu udics, whose power of speech still re- i i____t .v 011 the plan of tho Monitor. Some time lias been occupied in considering what iiiipi'ovemciHs.inight be eft'eeted, and we see, by the 'Washington cor- ndence of the New Vork these improvements have been and Mr. Erricson has l.jl't tor Now York to commence build- in" six vessels, in the ihurtcst possi- ble time. These will be larger than I could narrate many muiuuu.. inu incidents, but let me forgot it pos sible the horrible scone. We t.jllowe them until they became so much respi that settled upon, NEINHARD'B BRIOK BLOCK, n iS- ed scat- tered, it-was useless to pursue them farther. Every house for eight miles around is converted .into a lmspit.ii. Vs near as can be ascertained tuo en- emy lost four thousand killed ana wounded, and about three thousand prisoners. Onr loss l.oOO 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 phivs with hot irons again. Prcntis is badly wouiidcd.McIntosi was killed the first day. McCullocii was also killed. We get it from our prisoners. This leaves the two distinguished officers, Don. and KaW I will tell .yon iiuch more when I get home, father, yon have not taught me to rc- oicc in thc miseries and downtnl ot my fellow-creatures, but, times, you must forgive me it i uu it. the original Monitor, will carry heav- ier Runs, and the iron plating of the O. l._ 1 1 revolving turret will be H im thiek, instead of 8 inches, which is the thickness of the Monitor's plating in that portion of her. This will render thc new vessels completely invulncra- bio to any missiles now in use .__J i...... 11 The Naval Department has shown tho most commendable energy l1'13 and it will not bo long before wo can put'into and'the first.of-May, 7.250.000 more. One'half of ..ihcso-'.aro already, under arms and drilling, in their'respective States. They wilt thus Have a force ofTOO.OOO.uiuufor the summer cam- paign." DBSERTISO TBOM THE Bnmsit AR- Kingston urges that a guard be.placed on Island, St. Lawrence river ,to the British soldiers who arc dcsertin to: the United 'States'in'.snuads 'numbers have descried this winfer and the utmost vigilance is ex- ercised to prevent whole regiments from making a-.stampcdc 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 when'inducements would be offered to the oppressed down trodden men in the line ot the i; day seemed they might lire till dooms- alllj iaw-abidin{ y -without 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 SCCessioiiiani is about Kill- thinkingi no doubt, as his enemy had ed out, and onlv conservatism This is thc only virtue ot might be'dead. The movement was ,u political party, but as the only head was not exposed I liarlv is cuiiaurvativc i_s 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" allusi-m to Kast Te defy the navies of the world, with -this which he is little fleet ofinvincibles, to construct. destruction which he had so nobly displayed his to encounter of honor. A Sugcstlon. Tho captain of a barge in an Ox- ford boat race, just as they are star- 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 physiean 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 peeled'? '________ Tho Rochester Union relates th following which it hear some two moths of th civil "Generals" of the "Forwarc. t Richmond" and irrepressible schoo called on McClcllan to urge' him t nake an advance. He heard the Democracy Advancing. most af- Thc increasing tread of Democracy etui" -Jiinessec. 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 de'.'eat iu that town ke'a clarion.through thc silent city -Disguise the fact as we may, it llinc upon his countrymen to come dear to every unprejudiced eve, that the Democratic party is rap- idly gaining .the vantage ground in -If GOB. Sicilian would led to in his mighty enterprise. which would oxuU raost-his South- ern or his Northern Jownil- For tho Soldier they would be pecu- lilarly usoful, since they are aromatic ttimnlating and astringent. >atiently, of course. :-Thcy 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 mtwfe coat. Gov ASDV Joiissos.-Andy John- Jovernor of Tennessee was called up- i for a speech, of which a correspon- when it will become plain a id unde- niable. Democrats, stick firmly by your colors, your principles, and your party, and universal victory it ourt. Duii't run after "strange gods, but orward i'n thc defense of his beloved cctionoftho State; to show their ands, to fear not and speak out: lo .declared his willingness to share with them any and all dangers tor _.c- thc rescue of Tenessce from thc jaws counsels must prevail, of thc infernal monster. the Republican party, not only m Traitors should bo punished and j but ovcl. thc district, will y gan this town. It i5 true the large Inth vote helps to swell their ranks but in all candor, we urge that bn-ader 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 punish- ment of the guilty, tho rc-estabhsh- ment of thc Union and Constitution in Tennessee. Come, my country- men, ho exclaimed, let us gather a- round the old flag, with one heart and soul, reading upon its folds tho hallowad words of Webster: lib- erty and Union, and inseparable, now and havc to for the sl.w d of surely increasing tread ot pp nents. This is a sad and humilliating confession, but it is nevertheless true. is not a thiug 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 ;