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Athens Southern Watchman (Newspaper) - December 31, 1862, Athens, GeorgiaAre a it it it a tin Etive lineaments them with something of intelligence or Utility and to enjoy an intimate companionship with nature. The female aborigines of our country were distinguished by an extensive acquaintance with the medicinal properties of plants and roots which enabled them both in peace and War to be the healers of their tribes. I would not counsel you to invade the province of the physician in our state of society it would be preposterous and arrogant. But sometimes to alleviate the slight indisposition of those Yon love by a simple infusion of the herbs you have reared or gathered is a legitimate Branch of that nursing kindness which seems interwoven with woman a nature. Aud now to sum up the Whoie matter though in the Mori Piug of youth a Charm is thrown Over the landscape every inequality smoothed yet still life is not a one Long Summers Day of indolence and mirth. The sphere of woman is eminently practical. There is much which she will be expected to do Ruid ought therefore to Lairn Early if she would acquit herself creditably. Though to Combine the excellencies of a housekeeper with much Eminence in literature or science requires an Energy Seldom possessed still there is no need that Domestic duties should preclude mental improvement or extinguish intellectual enjoyment. They May be United by Diligence Aud perseverance and the foundation of those qualities should be Laid Noto in youth. The enemy now formed in three heavy columns advances to attack our right on they go at doable Quick towards the Woods making Tho Earth shake under their tread a i. Flying and arms glistening in. Who Loi from the Richmond enquirer. Graph la description of saturdays fight Battle Field saturday dec. 13. This morning the Sun struggled up through Tho obscuring mists which overhung the landscape but Bis rays were for an Hoar or two interrupted by some Ashen Clouds slowly Drifting overhead. Everything was still As on any december morning. Scarcely a breath of air wafted the falling leaves or stirred the fringes of the Pine. The fog and smoke thoroughly mingled through the night and shrouded Hill and Plain in a greyish dim Cloud. As this began to Rise about eight of clock the Roar of the enemy a Urti Llory woke the stillness of the scene and signalized the coming great Battle. Hastening to the front i obtained a Bird 8-ky1 View of the Battle Field. The observer who stands on the Heights that Rieu abruptly from the suburbs of Tho Western Sido of Fredericksburg and casts his Oreato the Southwest seas stretching before film a Loicl Plain to where the Tappahannock making a Broad curve with the rising bilis on Tho North Bank form the horizon. This Plain is about Nix Miles Long with a mean breadth of two and a half Miles. On the right the Plain Iscol loped by spurs of Hills gradually sloping Down into the Bottom land at intervals of about a mile clothed with dark Pines and leafless Oaks. On the left where the Tappahannock sweeps along bid by its High Banks a succession of Hills Rise much More abruptly than on the right Tho face of the Hills Bare or clothed with straggling Pines and the summits crowned with dense Timber. These hillsides Are White with the enemy a tents and trains and from the crests his batteries Brittle in countless profusion Asur As the Eye can reach. Now lot us cast our Eye again Down Litis Broad stretch of Bottom land and note what a Birds Eye View affords. First is to town of Fredericksburg some Ofilio ruins r. Still sending up wreaths of pole Blue smoke a a town is not to much demolished As imaginations May have supposed and hardly enough to attract the attention of the casual observer. Then the Plain is seen seemingly lowest in the Middle hut actually nearly level. A few Long narrow Groves of leafless Oaks Breaks the Monotony and hero and there some clumps of Cedars Aro seen. The Fields con to fling on an average a Hundred acres Are separated by worm fences and ditches Tho latter indicated by lines of Low hedge. The enemy a line occupies the left of this Plain and in some places their columns which Tho casual observer from this Point would take to to dark clumps of Cedar spot fur out in the Fields. In toe Centre of their line near the River on rising ground is posted a Battery of Twenty one heavy guns there May be More but these Only Aro distinguishable by the Eye. Just in the rear of those so far As one is Able to judge by the Long line of ambulances which disappear on the opposite Bank of the River and emerge near by a a Pontoon Bridge spans the River a single Bridge i am told. This Battery forms a prominent putt of Tho picture especially whoa it fires regularly by sections sending Itu shells across the Plains and into the rising Hills on the right. A Short distance above this Battery that is next to the observer a narrow Grove of Oaks extends diagonally into the Plain half a mile perhaps terminating in Low marshy ground. A deep Gully extends the length of this Grove and in spanned in the Middle by a Railroad Bridge the line of the Railroad indicated Here and there by patches of red Earth which Marks its length Down Tho left Side of the Valley. In this Grove Tho enemy with colons Tho sunlight. Or a change of base a which Ever it be called was commenced about Sun Down last night Aud was concluded about Daylight at which time they took up Tho last our men ?. A. Shoot of flame from the skirt of Woods at the foot of the Hills a Cloud of smoke a Roar and rattle of musketry Teil their whereabouts. Tho advanced column halts delivers a Hasty fire. A continuous Stream of fugitives Flora the front scour across the Fields rearward some Aro halted and form ight at which time n their pontoons and once again achieved a Groat Victory by a falling their departure gives unmistakable Evi cd in squads but can never to forced again to go to the front except at the Pointon Tho Bayonet. To Smoko now mostly shuts the combatants from the View of the Distant Spectator. There is breaking of ranks among Tho enemy rallying and re Ralty ing but to no Avail. They cannot stand Tho murderous fire. They up As a bad Iob. Means Hilo the Battery in Uio Field Braxton a has opened after Long endurance and at the right moment makes its Mark. The coolness and precision with which it is handled wine Tho admiration of All observers. The Man nor of its action will be noticed hereafter in complimentary terms in official reports. Other batteries did their work nobly but they with other particulars of Tho engagement on the right must be noticed where each can have Justice Dono in an extended account. The storming of the Hill. The Yankees commenced the storming of the Hill at i of clock a. M., with six brigades and were repulsed four times with immense Slaughter. They were mowed Down by hundreds. Two Hundred and fifty bodies were counted on a space occupied by Only one regiment. The firing was kept up incessantly until 3 of clock. Col. Walton s Battery held to Heights keeping up a continual Stream of fire each Volley thinning Tho ranks of the enemy in a terrible manner. Tjho Battery of capt. Miles c. Macon of Richmond covered itself with glory. The fire was opened on Tho storming regiments by this Battery. The Railroad at one time was filled with Yankees when a Well directed shot from the Battery exploded in their midst killing about fifty of the hirelings. Capt. Battery was hotly engaged on the 11th, 12th and 13th, and won the admiration of All the commanding officers by the coolness and precision exhibited by the Man in handling their guns. Astonishing to say not a Man of Thio company was killed or wounded. One Rifle piece of Captain Ewbanks Bat near the Centre has been engaged. Tery on saturday afternoon it played upon the Yankee brigade driven by Hills men from Tho Woods in front of Bernard a. This ortion of the Battery Hab been under a cavy fire for three Days past but has fortunately suffered no loss. The remainder of capt. Ewbanks guns Are so disposed that Thoy will perform efficient service when called upon in which event we expect to chronicle a Brilliant achievement on the part of this Gallant command. Late in the afternoon Corpus the magnificent charge of a regiment of hoods division across the Plain routing a brigade from the line of the Railroad and while under the concentrated fire of a battalion of artillery driving the enemy from the skirt of Woods before mentioned capturing 41 prisoners representing Nix regiments and on the whole covering themselves with Sineff Ceable glory. The first company Richmond howitzers capt. Mccarthy was engaged near the Centre on Friday and saturday. Private Maury of this company was slightly wounded in Tho Arm. Tho loss in killed and wounded in Cooke a brigade in the fight on Morris and Wil 27th North Carolina 15th a a a a �15th a a 43th a a a a killed. Wounded. 3 15 17 113 5 75 15 140 40 343 total part Colaes of the death of Gen. A group of Oracena consisting of drone ral Cobb fits adjutant capt. Herring Gen Cook and his adjutant capt. Butler and capt. Brewster were standing in Tho Telegraph Road near the Sceno of action when a Shell exploded in their midst a piece of which struck Gen. Cobb on the thigh the same piece also striking Gen. Cook on the left Temple fracturing Bis Skull. By the same explosion capt. Brewster was badly wounded just above the knee and capt. Herring seriously in the hip. Gen. Cobb on being struck quietly asked for a Tourniquet. A silk handkerchief was made to find concealment for Abrigado which keeps a. 11 Dis up a random fire on our troops until lodged by a regiment sent from hoods division nothing but Pale Clouds of smoke Trug through the undergrowth and for in Gro right i indicate the gling up _ ests on the Hills to the re presence of our forces. The bait now the fog has a food revealing the dark and heavy columns of the enemy moving Down the opposite Bank of Tho River. Far Down near the lower part of the Valley they Aro seen de Hoohing. Whole Fields Aro gleaming with Bayoneta. They continue to pour out upon the Plain in a Stream which soil a to Como from an inexhaustible Fountain. The Meadows Are mock with them tons of thousands in solid columns. We can Only vaguely conjecture at this distance Tho number. Old soldiers thousand. Whore solitary Battery of four y Captain Carter Brax on the Plain. Tho fire of Twenty two it makes no reply in shot towards mind not to he serve the purpose As far As possible but to in. Lie was led from the Field and in at the of their id three of Han in a dead those acre of Denees of panic and haste. Are found Large numbers of guns Knapsacks Haversack crackers Salt pork and at least one hand Rcd thousand rounds of nod cartridges they also left behind Iem in and about Tho town at the very least sumo six Hundred o a a Quot there Are one Hundred and dead on a space o l Leas than ground. The town was largely used for Hospital purposes by the Yankees and in Tho Basto of do nurture some Twenty of their wounded were left behind. The extent of our Victory. As the Mist rises from the fight and Tho Clouds Clear away from Tho Battle the extent of our Victory and the Yankee Dofat begins to show itself. Intelligent citizens of Fredericksburg say that the Yankees admit a great defeat and a loss during Tho whole engagement at Tho passage of Tho River and a ending with saturdays great fight of 15,000. It is also said upon what i regard As trustworthy authority that Tho Yankee officers were anxious to renew the fight on sunday but that the men were demoralized and could not be got ten up to the Mark. Somo of their prisoners likewise confirm the report that bayonets and sharpshooters wore used in forcing up the men to Tho terrible work of saturday and Thoy further say that they were threatened with the fire of their own batteries should boy falter. I think it cannot be questioned that whiskey rations were freely supplied the Yankees previous to their going into action. But All this was to no purpose. Tho Yankees had essayed a task which no army Ever Maisha Lod or that Ever will be organized could have accomplished. To have driven our men from their position and to have taken it was a work compared with which the Stor Rainof Gibraltar would be As child a play. To appreciate the strength of our position it must be seen suffice it to say that we Hud a a stonewalls at both ends of the Lino Jackson on Tho right and Tho Stone Fence on Tho left at Fredericksburg. No other Man than Burnside would have attempted so difficult or so fool Hardy an adventure. Truly May it be said the Yankees slain in Battle have Beon a a make a Lincoln Thoy have failed hero most signally. Thoy May try the port Royal route if they do they will find the same character of obstacles there As Here the same advantages to our Side of Brave spirits to oppose Thein and Clio ico positions in which our men can arrange to dispute their March. The results Are glorious. Lee Jackson and Longstreet As Well As the Gallant men under their commands deserve our never ceasing thanks. Five prisoners i of town yester Day morning and Somo Twenty More wore there were some captured on the out a find Aslop and concon Lod in private Resi Dences Fate in the Day. When brought out they looked like so Many sheep killing a a dogs caught in the act of transgression. A Yankee trick. As one of the magnificent rusts practice by those a immaculate so to deceive our men while getting offs nutty night they propped their Load in front of our pickets so As to make them to Soible pickets. Thoy used their dead basely rather than Bury them leaving this work Thourmon. What a people Tiow Little do they respond to the claims of a inanity. It was my province to report More especially As to matters transpiring on Tho right and it is with Ranf reigned regret that i acknowledge How imperfectly the task has been performed. It was your correspondents intention to have gone Over the Field with a capable Andl Inteli Gont officer who could have informed him As to Tho disposition of our forces and the parts which were borne respectively by regiments companies brigades and divisions. Nothing would have him a greater pleasure and Tho regret is sincere that pressing duties Aud the necessities of the hour should have interfered to have prevented this. However the Battle sketched so imperfectly will let its Hope yet be written in detail and Tho mood of Jusk Praise though withheld for the present will ultimately Como to Light to the satisfaction of those who now know that they de watchman at v All who wish to pie two b of Wood will still pay for the paper one year. Serve More credit than the uninformed journalist of Tho hour can Accord them. Wednesday morning dec. 17.�?8 Al a everything por factly quiet this morn a. . A . The Yankee wounded. At the Summit to Day ranged Side b Side with our men were the Yankee Woun i de receiving the same care and enjoying like kind treatment with our unfortunate defenders. Surely any but men dead to Honor and lost to ail principle and Sonti mint would appreciate this. But upon a Yankee such acts of kindness make no sort of impression. Indeed it is a shining Light in Tho darkness a Bright Page in our history that to can hereafter proudly Point to Aaili Strating our character Lone and christianity. That when oar Puoplo were driven from their Homes which were shelled Aud burned Over their Heads and their abandoned property was destroyed Inid wild riot and unjustifiable License they who wore the victims of their injustice could forgot their wrongs and injuries and Bear Tho cup of cold water and the wine of nourishment to their enemies. Ink destruction of property. The Wanton destruction to property in town can neither be imagined nor described. Had so Many demons from perdition been unchained and commissioned to wreak vengeance tic ill filed City could not have Fred worse. All that was edible has Beon devoured by the hungry Yankees whilst clothing has been Stolon from every House the furniture recklessly destroyed or thrown into the sterols Beds ripped open pictures disfigured and destroyed pianos ruthlessly robbed of the keys. Indeed every conceivable injury that Devilish malice of thieving lust could invent was freely resorted to during Tho memorable four Days of the last occupation a time which will never to effaced from Tho memories Athens Georcia wednesday morning dec. 31. Largest circulation of any paper Ever pumps cd in Athens 8@ see fourth age. Advertising. Houses and Lota mules Milch Little aval All the Aid rendered that medical Bill could devise hut in vain. To died in a few Honra freely giving up his life m defence of his country a Freedom. Ion. Tuesday�?12 of clock. On monday afternoon the Yankee forces in the Field on their left near Fredericksburg were reviewed their entire length by Burnside. The column appeared about a mile in length. Some of their big guns to the left threw a few shells to add to the display. Ion. Special correspond Cusco of the Richmond enquirer. Howison a farm 1 Miles from Fredericksburg dec. 16,10 p. M., 1862. The great Battle of Fredericksburg has been fought and won. To night those of our victorious troops who have escaped unharmed from Battle Bullet Aud disease rest quietly and confidently on their Well earned laurels whilst nearly if not quite All of our wounded Are in your comfortable hospitals whore As far As it is possible lot is Hope that human skill and attention Wilber easily afforded. Many a Bravo spirit his Devotion to our cause by the has sealed sacrifice of his life in this glorious but fatal Field. Let Tho memory of such be Ever pie with the liveliest cherished by our pop feelings of gratitude and thankfulness of men who have Given themselves As martyrs revolution. The Rumor in my letter of Yos Torday that freds Rickenburg had been evacuated by Tho enemy and again in our Possession proves True. So soon is i finished my letter at the cars Yos Torday i hastened Back to visit the Tovin but Gotting thus far so late at night i have concluded to hold on Here and give you what i have gathered from citizens who have been to town during the Day. To fils evacuation of Fredericksburg. The j work of a evacuation a a a of the Gallant few who stuck it out. The Baptist Church has been nearly riddled by shells while All the pews have been torn out to make room for Tho Siek a who wore spread upon the Pew cushions. The same condition of things was visible in Tho basement of Tho episcopal Church our infer Manl did not visit the main body ofth6edi-fice. The orphan Asylum or. Scott a f. Slaughters and s. S. Howison a houses were used As hospitals. To All some Twenty houses have Boon destroyed and the loss of properly of one kind arid another cannot fall much Short of $25,000. Tico Thoro forc by placing our Papor at. Price corresponding with other Confra Odi ties to ought to have from five to ten dollars a year for it. As we do not expect to make Money by the War however but Only desire to cover necessary expenses we shall Endeavor to furnish the Puoplo with a Large Well printed Independent paper containing All the news at a Primo which will barely cover expenses. All the weekly papers in the state of any size so far a we Are advised have advanced their Price to three Tarn they Are not Able to furnish a citizen who was in town durin Tbs than 14,000 shilling estimates that not loss than shot and Shell were thrown into the town by the Yankees during the bombardment on thursday last. This informant is Oue in every sense trustworthy. Brompton the elegant mansion of John l. May re was Well nigh destroyed. There Are some fifty Cannon Ball holes through Tho parlor alone. Narrow escape of Gen. Jackson. Gen. A a Stonewall Jackson who Many almost believed leads a charmed life had a vory narrow escape. He was watching the Batullo and standing at the time near an Oak tree when a Bullet struck not More than two inches above his head. The old hero continued his observations unmoved by Tho incident. An incident occurred at the Summit on yesterday which is Worth recording. A Frenchman in our service Rodo up to this Point just As an amputation was about to do performed upon a Yankee who was suffering Groat pain. Said Tho Frenchman in the impulse of the moment which fully overcame him a by Gary what a warfare medicines a contraband who Over heard the Liko Hottentots would not do Worso. If our surgeons had that a operation could to per Little or no pain to Tho Euf Forred we Ferer. See this Mark a i Ncncy. Lincoln our dog of that to could i suffering a the Force of this no Eoin ment to show its per v a a a i a g. A iof if you want to buy lands and negroes horses cows or any thing else if Yon have those articles or anything else for Sale if you have negroes to hire or wish to hire negroes of other people if you Havo lost anything if you have found anything in Short if you want Todo anything Adver Tise in the Southern w Atchman which has a circulation not Only larger than that of any other paper published Here but larger than itself has Evor before had 1 Only three dollars from and after this Dato until further notice our terms will heir Castor be three dollars per annul in Advance. To those who Havo already paid in Advance will of Conrey get their papers up to the end of the term for which they have paid we take this Stop with Groat reluctance but Are driven by necessity to do it. Our paper our Ink Labory everything in Short of capt the air to breathe and the water we drink costs us from three to five times Ai much As formerly. To do ourselves jus to for com or two loads when will the War end thib question so Ofton asked and which e presume no sane Man will attempt to answer precisely As to time May to aus wer de in general terms by saying that it will end just so soon As the abolition Sinish multitude of Are convinced that oar subjugation is impossible. Tilts has been known to everybody else from the beginning but fanaticism learns slowly a nothing but hard knocks can enlighten it. The Battle of Fredericksburg has done much towards opening the eyes of the Northern people. It is vory evident that a great change is going on in Public sentiment there when even old Greeley the White slivered philosopher of the Tribuno is now clamorous for peace a if to shall be Able to prevent the vandals from gaining any important advantage Over us this Winter either on the coast or in the p Valley of the Mississippi Tho War will virtually end Early in the Spring. It however they should meet with some successes this Winter they will r a %k8goifttitte, fur the Southern we be my of 1862. Gago ment probably take Frosh courage anti Proton Tho struggle for years to come. Much we think therefore depends upon this Winters operations a a a Stu Surat Tontino correspondent has furnished is with a list of casualties in a portion of cd bbl a brigade which we do not publish because we had previously received from a a a. a full list of casualties in said brigade which will be found in another column. To re Lorn our thanks to both Gen Lomen for their kindness. Dol Thorn any lower. We Are aware Tjit some persons will object to this but it will i of that class who have sold jeans at five dollars per Yard pork at 25 cents a Pound butter at 7fk-Eora at upwards of two dollars a Bushel and Brandy and a whisky at twelve dollars per gallon. As oar Papor is strictly Independent Tho Organ of no a Liao faction or party we must rely upon our friends the people to sustain it not Only by taking it themselves and inducing their neighbors to do so but by also securing for it All the advertising and Job work they can. Having to Day a larger circulation than it or town any other paper in this Over Hud of Dolin Erti Sers will Ordinary in notwithstanding the Hund que onto Cut off this year perceive that it offers documents is an advertising medium Whilo our Job office is one of the Best in the state which enables us to do All kinds of printing in Tho very Best Stylo. We Trust that Tho friends of the to Talca i Ian will stand by it As it has always battled against extortion and ill driven by the High prices of its subscription Rales a Fri reluctantly. Woronow to All men to High prices Tho Liboi Iii Tio some Timo ago. Guest prices for before the War 5 Are oppose proposition ill allow prod co furnish the heeds harness a. See advertisement of or. .mno, who is prepared to furnish Cotton Mills and individuals with Sieyes harness pickers amp a. Election of municipal officers. Elections will be held on saturday for mayor town clerk marshal and Deputy marshal and seven wardens for the town of Athens. Death or i. B. Hay Good Esq. We learn by the Atlanta papers that g b. Haygood Esq., for. Several years a Citi zen of that City did there on Friday last or. Haywood was a Nativo of this county and resided at and near Watkinsville Many years. He was an Able and con Scienski Ous lawyer a Good and useful citizen. A a participant in an end a unable to iudir6rotoly of the generalities can data ii specialities As they May Havo occurred a his own part of Tho scone of action tyre11 military men might prefer a a Arrador a the former yet in the Home Circle to m there to fathers and to friends those Latus would prove a source of higher and to immediate interest. Ishall Endeavor t scr fore to give briefly an account of the Bat. To of , writing Only ,4, i saw., that what is written May by a clip on As a just and faithful representation in Point of position chosen for on troop their burning eagerness for the Onset a the terrible Slaughter of the enemy a tip May truly be aty Lod one of the most Bra Lian t Battles of the War. At Early in we on thursday Tho 11th lost., Tho quietude of slumber was broken by a Tho cannons the Brigado of our in. Mentor general Cobb was immediately formed into line but As the successive a tempts of Tho enemy to effect n crossing of Tho River were opposed As often As they were made. Geu. Barksdale Sti oops found sufficient without our Aid until near Nightfall when intelligence was received that tins enemy had crossed on their Pon. Torts occupying the lower portion of to town Anil that Gen. Barksdale with his brigade was at the Market House. Gen cob with All his Brigado except the Leith a. Legion set out immediately for the pity. It was touching to see the refugees men women and children thus at Nigon plodding their Way through Muj and water leaving their Homes and effects to Tho lands of ruthless Plu Leroi a rather than dwell among Thorn. How often in passing did they catch from some Felim. Soldier he words a a w6 will restore your Homes to you in and How often amid sobs and tears was the response giver a a god Biess Ycu 1�?� the Day following was occur. Pied in skirmishing at Long Taw. Tho pickets moved nearer to each other on set. Urday and continued a Sharp fire until near 11 of clock when a heavy column was seen advancing in our front. The celebrated new Orleans Battery the Washington artillery established on a Hill just in our rear opened fiercely upon them but the column moved steadily Forward. Passing a depression in the ground and ascending to the level in our front they planted their colors and the work began. T m steadiness of their Advance and perfect preservation of alignment could not but excite admiration. Under our Well direct Christmas passed off More quietly hero than Ever before within Tho recollection of the oldest inhabitant. A a crackers a chinese As Well As Georgia were Rathor scarce about town to the great Relief of All Well disposed persons the a a Servile descendants of Ham were however rather numerous for a Day or two. It rained All Day saturday and this was a Damper on the spirits of Sambo and Dinah. A done to Send them to is subscribers at a distance continue to Send us All manner of queer a looking outlandish Shin posters which Are of no value to us notwithstanding we have several times announced that we would not Tako them. We do not object to change Bills issued by a regular Bank. It is the individual Shi plasters to have no use for. As we cannot afford to pay 10 cents in Good Money to return a worthless Shin plaster to shall pay no attention whatever to any that May be sent us in future. Presidents proclamation. President Davis has issued a proclamation in relation to Butler Tho beast and Tho officers acting under him in Louisiana in which after enumerating Somo of the cruelties Practised by this inhuman monster the president declares him an outlaw and an enemy to Mankind and directs the Confederate officers to hang him As a Felon so soon As they can Lay their hands upon him. To has also ordered that All commissioned officers serving under the beast shall be considered As robbers and criminals and not treated of prisoners of War when falling into our hands but reserved for execution. To also directs that in View of old Lincoln a emancipation proclamation All United states officers found in company a with armed negroes As Well As said negress be turned Over to the state executives to be dealt with according to the Laws of the several states against negro insurrections. We regret that to have not room the proclamation but the above Are leading features. The country will Una in Mously sustain the president in the course he has adopted in regard to this affair and we doubt not Many an abolition scoundrel will have to a a pull hemp Ere Long. Butler superseded a Butler the boast it seems has Boen us Posod at new. Orleans by Banks probably at his own request As under president Davis proclamation his berth Quot was Likely to become a warm one. De missiles they presented an unbroken front clinging to their Standard till their withering ranks told that resistance was death. But a Short time after it was glorious to behold them falling in their Retreat Liko autumn leaves before car death dealing fire. Bat Tho rejoicing Censed for a Timo and mourning Sal on every countenance As four grief stricken litter bearers passed Down the lines hearing the heroic Cobb who had fallen in this the first attack of the enemy. It. Col. Cook commanding Phillips legion was killed at this time. A fixed resolve seemed at once to possess every heart to avenge the death wound Given to Beir general and it devolved on col. Robert Mcmillan of the 24th ga., to Lead them in Tho Offort. An Opportunity soon offered. Some four Hundred Yards before us a dense Blue mass was seen approaching. The artillery continued its Thunder. Flash after Flash was seen upon Tho opposite River Bank. Shell after Shell fell around its which were responded to from the Heights in our rear. Col. Mcmillan ordered the Snail arms to cease directing the men to Reserve their fire until the enemy Borild get near them. The artillery still continued till the enemy came within Musket Range soon a death Hail commenced pouring from Tho Clouds of smoke in our front. The enemy had now come within reach of our shortest Range guns when our troops no longer Ablo to restrain Thoras Elvos and emboldened by the daring example of their now Leader sent a storm into their ranks which carried ruin in its Way. The. Foe turned and fled but were met by a brigade of their Eonides advancing to their Relief. These were treated in like to Paneras those before them. Throughout Tho action our Mon behaved with the and courage. In the thickest of the fight As Tho colonel passed Down the lines his own regiment turned and gave him three Hoarty cheers. Col. Mcmillan indeed possesses Tho Confidence of his troop possessed his met men love him and if need be will follow him to their death. In Tho Battle of Fredericksburg to has won Laurel wreaths to which fresh leaves will be added when the Tocsin again shall summons him to the conflict. It is estimated that in front of Cobbs Brigado thirteen Hundred of the enemy were killed. Tho number of wounded is not ascertained. The Battle continued through the Day Tho enemy retiring Only after a furious night assault upon our works which was gallantly resisted. Iris ado continued under arms inc where nights successively. Four too for its a see school notices in this ii later from Texas. Lvk6ton bombarded by the enemy. Advance in Dono very Charleston dec. 26.�?Tho Houston Texas Telegraph contains advices from Galveston that on Tho night of Deo. 21st, the enemy furiously an if without notice bombarded that City with shot Shell and Grapo. The Yankee Fleet had Boon expecting an attack from our forces and Tho bombardment was caused by 1 firing a Musket on the wharves Tho houses were injured by was reported killed narrowly escaped. The b Days Sui _ 0.__.-�, Hundred and Twenty five will cover All Tbs casualties in the brigade a statement of which is Given Bolow As far As can be ascertained. along Tho lines. I Havo Only Givon an account of so much of it As came within my personal knowledge. J he who wan struck bar two balls the fore of a Hie a wore Well nig a spent a third ill idling a slight Woon on the right srm. List of casualties in Cobbs brigade in 0 engage wants near Fredericksburg vat dec. Lluli and 13th, 1862. Field -.Gen.thos. Or Cobb mortally wounded since died capt it. Berrian. Ordnance officer wounded j. Berrien ordnance officer Woun in Hijo Seri Ottly courier a. Schlesing Cir mortally wounded since died. 18<a a. Fea., it. Col. S. F. Ruff com. Co. A., it. Lemons privates j w Gresham seriously c a privates i Smith c Humphries a. Co Cut. Callaban come killed inf w g d Morgan j m Potts. Wounded Serg j h Callahan slight. Pro Valos j s lord mortally j a Kenney slight. Cod i Macon com Khaled i s Sam dirs. Wounded Serg h cd. Rivals Jas Mccray j m dancer serious b Green j a m in Diman sight in Ford come Pitnu re p in King slight
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