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try on the part of Oswego's sons of which J Fitzgerald, Co A, foot we may well be proud. While we rejoice Corp. Wallartin, Co D, finger. in the never dying glory they have won, A. Walling, Co. I, shoulder our keenest sympaties still are due to those C. Hotaling, Co C, thigh Corp. J. Hager whose homes are made desolate by the Lieut. Seward Zimmerman, Co H, arm. cruel fortunes of the battle field. F. Le Roy, Co B, legs and arm LOSSES IN THE EIGHTY FIRST. R. E. Lawrence, Co F, legs Killed. J . Lookentely, Co H, hand and face Captain James Martin. R. G. Sanford, Co E, hip Lieut. J . W. Brooks. LOSSES IN THE ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY- Capt. W. W. Ballard. SEVENTH REGIMENT. Joseph Hager, Co K Robert Jenkins, Co E, hand Sergeant Greggs, Co K Wm. Jones, Co D, head Color Sergt Evans Michaels, Co E Lovinus Merrick, Co E, head Corp. W. W. Birch, Co E Daniel Lord, Co B, Hand Corp. Nelson Emlow, Co A Henry Hide, Co B, face Corp. Levi Blair, Co B. Corp. Robert Stimson, Co E, head John Wilber, Co B Sherman Stephens, Co A, head Albert Potter, Co C LOSSES IN THE TWENTY-FOURTH CAVALRY. Charles Walrath, Co C James Doyle, M, head J. Cleveland, Co C Captain F. L. Brown, L, left leg W. Matteson, Co D Sergt. D. W. Alleworth, L, right side W. J. Stewart, Co D Corp. I. Reddington, C, hand Corp. Dan. Aldrich, Co E E. S. Marsh, I, arm Timothy Crowley, Co E Wm. Lang, L, shoulder John J. Owens, Co E I. F. Matthews, I, hand Alvin S. Rudd, Co F J. K. Peck, E, left hand Geo. A, Hoag, Co G Sergt W. Evans, B, left leg Allen Smith, Co F T. E. Parish, G, left leg James Sully, Co F M. McGraw, L, right leg Sergt. D. Fordred, Co H I. H. Leigh, G, left hand. C. A. Redfield, Co H J. G. M. Salisberey, died in Washington, Corp. W. Ballard, Co I June 8th TWELFTH NEW YORK CAVALRY. Chas. Dunn, Co I Henry R. Hardy, Co I W. S. Martin, Co G, dead Fred, Hyre, Co I COMMERCIAL TIMES. James C. Lewis, Co I Henry E. Wright, Co I Joseph Elliston, Co K O s w e g o , T h u r s d a y E v e n i n g , June 16. Corp. C. B. Tuttle, Co I C. Gyer, Co B ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY-SEVENTH Sergt. W. E. Dunham, Co F REGIMENT.—The New York Times of yes- Wounded. terday contains a list of the wounded be- J . G. Patterson, Co C, back and arm S. Meykel, Co C, breast longing to the New York regiments re- J. W. Laraway, Co C, hand maining in the rebel hospital at Locust G. Smith, Co K, foot and shoulder Grove, near Robinson's Tavern, in the Wil- F. Derby, Co E derness, Va., together with the deaths G. Morrison, Co D which have occurred since its establish- C. Wimple, Co D W. Ormsbee, Co A m e n t . The hospital is in charge of Sur- C. C. Stanton, Co H, thigh geon DONNELLY, of the Second Pennsylvania __ Patterson, Co F, leg Reserves. Capt. R. S. Tyler, arm, slightly Col. F. C. MILLER was at the above hos- Capt Hugh Anderson, thigh Capt. B. W. Richardson, leg and hand pital until the 11th inst. when he, in com- W. H. Brown, Co D, arm pany of several other wounded officers, was W. L. Stewart, Co D, arm removed to Orange Court House. JAMES Ed. A. Davis, Co G, arm M. BOARDMAN, of the One Hundred and Fif- G. W. David, Co D, ear ty-Seventh N. Y. regiment is the nurse in W. Churchill, Co D W. T. Jones, Co C whose charge Col. MILLER has been placed. Sergt. J . E. Perkins, Co B, leg amputated From the published list we extract the C. Toughley, Co C, leg and back names of the following members of the 147th L. Hall, Co D, head Regiment: Sergt. J. Bartlett, Co I, thigh Chas. M. Jennings, Co. K; C. Kinman, Hugh McDarklin, Co C, leg A; D. Welsh, K; W. Tenly, K; J . F. F. Hagermer, Co E, leg Henry Rich, Co C, thigh Roberts, K; Isadore Fournier, I ; Sergeant J. Howell, Co H, leg S. Cook, E; Michael Coil, B ; Sergeant A. G. Leary, Co I, arm Dinsmore, D ; Corp. N. S. Taylor, K; S. B. Joseph Remington Taylor, K; John K u r e ; W. H. Bacher; Lieut C. C. Covelle, Co k, wrist Lieut. J . M. Baxter, Co B W. A. Whitehead, K; E. C. Jones, E ; J. Simpson, Co A Chas. H. Jennings, K. A. Marshall, Co B Thos. R. Leslie, Co. H, 147th regiment, J. Tooney, Co B is detailed as nurse to remain in attendance P. J . Eastman, Co A A. Snyder, Co I upon our wounded at this hospital. Capt. M. J . DeForrest, foot, amputated S. B. Taylor and S. G. Cook, mentioned Sergt. Crolius, knee above, were removed from Locust Hospital H P Foster and A Fuller. to Orange Court House on the 22d May. Co B.—Private Wm Knight. Abraham White, Co. A, died at Locust Co I.—Privates Barnett, Baker, A Hea- Hospital, May 6th from wounds. ley, J Stever and C Shultz. Co F.—Privates M W Kidder and A Leo. Co. G.—Privates W W Wentworth, A COMMERCIAL TIMES. A Stratton and A W Thompson. Oswego, Monday Evening, J u n e 27. Co D.—Serg't D Chatman and Corporal F Tompkins. T H E 147TH REGIMENT.—Sergt. A. G. ON JUNE 19TH. SEVERANCE, of CO. A, 147TH Regiment, in Killed.—Private E S Winchester, Co H . a letter to his father, CURTISS A . SEVERANCE, Wounded—Co D.—Privates J Rogers Esq., of this city, gives some interesting and J Nolan. details of the part which the regiment bore Co F.—Corporal J . J . Claus. in the battles before Petersburg on the Co I.—Private J Mitchell. 17th, 18th and 19th June. On the 18th Co G.—Private J McMurray. Co. A was detailed to guard a bridge on Co C.—Private J , Nolan. the Petersburg Railroad, and did not par- ticipate in the charge made by the 4th Di- vision of the Fifth Army Corps on t h e enemy's entrenchments. In the three COMMERCIAL TIMES. days' fighting the regiment lost in killed, Oswego, Friday Evening, June 24. Lieut. Sidney C. Gaylord, of Co. E, C a p t . OUR REGIMENTS IN THE FIELD.—Os- Henry H. Hulbard, Lieut. Byron D. Park- wego county can look with pride upon her hurst, Sergt. D. Chatman, Sergt. J. Dar- gallant sons now battling with the enemies row, Corporals F. Tompkins, E. Adzit, A. of our country on the soil of Virginia. The Walker, C. Guerdsey, H. Gilbert, J . Bart- 147th Regiment attached to the Fifth lett, J . J . Claus, Privates E. S. Winches- Army Corps, under the leadership of the ter, J . Rogers, J . Nolan, J . Mitchell, J . heroic and dashing HANCOCK, is daily face McMurray, J . S. Bane, G. Harris, J . Daily, to face with the foe. This corps has held A. Hunt, G. D. Wilkinson, W. W. Feath- the advance throughout the present cam- erstonehough, W. Minor, H. P. Foster, A. paignandthe first shock of battle has Fuller, J . Pailson, V. Kernan, E. Milliner fallen upon it in every engagement. The Wm. Knight, B. Baker, A. Healey, J . Ste- 81st is in the Eighteenth Army Corps, and ver, C. Shultz, M. W. Kidder, A. Leo, A. the heroism this corps has displayed W. Thompson, W. W . Wentworth, A. A. throughout the terrific struggle has been Stratton, Thos. Seigrive, Chas. Myers, F . the subject of congratulatory General Or- Hernold. ders and a prolific topic for newspaper cor- respondents. The New York Herald's C a s u a l t i e s of the 147th in F r o n t of correspondent in the field says the work Petersburg. performed by the Eighteenth Army Corps We have from an official source, the fol- has been of a most important character. lowing losses in the 147th, in the battles of For over a month it has been constantly in the 17th, 18th and 19th, before Peters- motion. Marching and fighting battles has burg: been its daily occupation, varied by the ON JUNE 17TH. capture of prisoners, guns and colors from Wounded—Co G.—Serg't J D a r r o w ; the enemy. It is claimed among the pri- Privates—Thos Seigrive, Chas Myers, Fred vate soldiers that proper credit has not Heinold. been awarded to the corps while with the Co F.—Private A. Preston. Army of the Potomac; that the other corps ON JUNE 18TH. occasionally came in for the laurels that Loss sustained in an assault on the rebel more properly belonged to the Eighteenth. lines—Killed.—Lieut Sidney C Gaylord, To make this matter right, placards were Co E; Privates D S Pvice and Samuel Le- fastened over the captured guns and works money, Co K. at Petersburg, notifying all comers that Wounded.—Lieut Byron D P a r k h r s u t , they had been captured by the Eighteenth Co G, (wounded in left leg below the knee, Corps. no bones broken); Capt Henry H Hulbard The decimated ranks of the 81st bears (slight flesh wound), now doing d u t y . sad testimony that our Regiment has par- Co E.—Corporal E Adzit. Privates J ticipated in the serious work of the past. S Bane and G. Harris. The remnant is at present before the ene- Co K.—Corporal A Walker. Privates my's entrenchments at Petersburg, as ready J Dailey, A Hunt, G D Wilkinson and W as ever to peril life in the sacred cause of W Featherstonhaugh. human liberty. Co H. Privates J Poilzon, Victor Kernan, The following is the General Order con- and E Miliner. gratulating the Eighteenth Corps on its Co C.—Corporals Chas Guernsey, H Gil- heroism: bert and J B a r t l e t t . Privates W. Miner, To THE EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS: 34 The General commanding desires to express to of his ambulances driving off and riding up his command his appreciation of their soldierly qualities, as have been displayed during the cam- to them, found that they were in possession paign of the last seventeen days. of the rebels, who immediately made h i m Within that time they have been called upon to a prisoner. Just after dark, cavalry ap- undergo all the hardships of a soldier's life and be exposed to all its dangers. proached the rebel detachment which held Marches under a hot sun have ended in severe bat- him a prisoner, and DICKSON made his es- tles; after the battles, watchful nights in the trench- cape in the confusion which ensued and es taken from the enemy. safely returned to camp. But the crowning point of the honor they are en- titled to has been won since the 15th instant, when Capt. MCKINLOCK is in command of the a series of earthworks, in most commanding posi-. regiment No further casualties are defi- tions and of most formidable strength, have been nitely stated by the writer, though he says carried, with all the guns and the material of war of the enemy, including prisoners and colors. The "our boys were picked off very fast." The works have all been held and the trophies remain sentence, however, is used in connection in our hands. The victory is all the more impor- with the movement of the regiment to the tant to us, as the troops have never been regularly organized in camp, where time has been given them rear of the Second Army corps, and may to learn the discipline necessary to a well organized apply to that organization. corps d'armie, but they have been hastily concen- trated and suddenly summoned to take part in the trying campaign of our country's being. COMMERCIAL TIMES. Such honor as they have won will remain imper- ishable. Oswego, Friday Evening, D e c e m b e r 18. To the colored troops comprising the division of General Hincks the General commanding would CITY AND COUNTY. call the attention of his command. With the vet- erans of the Eighteenth Corps they have stormed FROM THE CONVALESCENT CAMP.— the works of the enemy and carried them, taking The following letter to one of our compos- guns and prisoners, and in the whole affair they itors, shows the generous mode in which have displayed all the qualities of goog soldiers. By command of Major General SMITH. the brave men in camp rejoice with those Wm. Russell, Jr., Acting Assistant General. who are so fortunate as to be remembered by their friends at home. It also shows FROM THE 147TH REGIMENT. the disappointment experienced on discov- ering that there is no "weed" in "the Col. Harney Missing. corner where the weed ought to be." The Capt. McKinlock in C o m m a n d o f the letter is dated from the Convalescent Camp, Regiment. Virginia, and speaks of a box forwarded (Nov. 3, 1864) by loving friends to another soldier, who By a letter from Sergeant CHAS. VAUVIL- occasionally writes u s : LIEZ, of the 147th Regiment, to his parents One of our Oswego boys had been say- in this city, which we have been kindly ing for a few days past, that he expected a permitted to peruse, we learn some inter- " b o x " by Express; and he, as well as half esting particulars concerning the late move- a dozen of his acquaintances, was watch- ing the office for its arrival. On Wednes- ments of that organization. The letter is day afternoon while the boys were loung- dated ''Camp near the Brick House, O c t ing about, listlessly waiting for some ex- 29th, 1864." citement to break the monotony, in came We regret to learn that Col. HARNEY is the " b o x . " Had it been a bag, a valise, or even a trunk, no one would have been missing; whether he has been killed or is a interested; but a " b o x ; " an "Express prisoner had not been ascertained at the box,"—every New York soldier who has time of writing, but it is hoped that no been three months in service, either in worse fate than the latter has befallen him. field, or camp, or hospital, knows what this is, and can enumerate the contents before It appears that while executing some army the lid is off. "There's a box," says one. movements in which the 147th occupied the " H e r e ' s B.'s box," says another. "A position of flankers, that organization be- b o x ! " " A b o x ! " " A n Express box!" came separated from the brigade. Col. HAR- is repeated the whole length of the long aisle of Barrack 46, and a hundred New NER halted the Regiment, and in person York troops are on their feet as suddenly proceeced in search of the brigade. He re- as if Mosby had thrown a shell among us. turned without finding it and again started "Where?" "Whose b o x ? " "Where, off on a similar mission. The regiment from?" and " W h a t ' s in i t ? " were re- peated on all sides; and in the mean time waited till nearly dark for his return and the " b o x " had been deposited in one of then changed its position to the rear of the the lower bunks upon the bare boards—(no Second Army corps, which was just in the danger of soiling the bedding,)—and the act of charging the rebels at the time. Here owner was casting about for something to Capt. MCKINLOCK assumed command of the open it with, while the crowd was dense- ly packed for forty feet on either side up 147th and ascertaining that the regiment and down the aisles, the more inquisitive had changed its position without orders, having climbed into the upper bunks to commanded a return to its former place. overlook the opening. It was with diffi- culty B. could find elbow room to work a The writer states that JUD. DICKSON, who fire poker, with which he was starting the is attached to the ambulance corps, was cover, while four pair of willing hands had taken prisoner the same evening, b u t man- grasped the " b o x " to hold it still while he aged to effect his escape. His capture was opened it, this being a tedious process as it was well put together. You would have made in this manner. He observed three been amused to hear the guessing and side be made to the War Department to induce betting going on all around as to " w h a t was in it." Did you ever hear the story of it to reverse its action founded upon per- how the rustic was "fooled" on his way verted statements of the intriguers. The home from town on the 1st of April?—well citizens of Oswego should not stand calmly this reminded me of the story, which will by and see their best officers treated in this not bear repeating here. Some suggested manner. pies and cakes—"In course," said Pat, " w h a t else would they sind him, barring the tobacco." Another guessed apples and jellies. "By gar," said Narcisse Bondman, Letter f r o m A d j u t a n t F a r l i n g . HEADQUARTERS 147th N. Y. V., of Co. A, 147th N. Y., who being from Os- N E A R RAPPAHANNOCK STATION, V A . , N O V . 20. wego, was one of the privileged four who To the Editor of the Oswego Commercial Times. was holding the b o x . "I no think apples Some person, unknown, has very liberal- and cider—wine is better, and may be ly forwarded to me, under an envelope, a brandy." "Vat you dink," suggested a German close by, "lager, e h ? " And all copy of your sheet of the 17th inst., con- agreed that tobacco was the one thing need- taining a false and outrageous statement, in ful, and about twenty Northern New York- your editorial column, with reference to the ers bespoke a quid of "Toledo," and in an- recent discharge of a number of officers ticipation many an old chew was condmned from the Regiment. It is passing strange, and thrown under the bunk. In the mean time off came the cover—out rolled the ap- and a poor comment upon the magnanimity, ples, and paper packages—I clinched the to say nothing of "patriotism," of a man, Oswego TIMES as a treasure—a surge was or many men, thus to assault those who are made, the crowd gave back, and B. spread enduring the privations and risks of this out the contents,—not an article was dis- war, in the field, away from home, where turbed, while he looked for the "weed." You should have seen the blank expression they have a very unequal chance to vindi- of his face as he announced; " N o tobacco cate themselves against the aspersions of here," and the grin of derision from a malicious falsifiers. The statement you young imp in an upper bunk, who alone make and publish in your paper, is out- had predicted the result. His exclamation rageously false and slanderous, in almost of "Toledo, how are you?" brought down a perfect shower of old shoes and rubbish every particular. I have not time, at this from which he was glad to escape through moment, to say fully what I desire, as we the open door. are in the midst of confusion preparatory to If the mother and friends could have a march. But, firstly, there have been no seen those apples disappear, and could have officers recently "dismissed" from this Re- witnessed the group testing the quality of giment, as you state. Ten officers have those pies, with a half gallon of good cof- been "honorably discharged for disability." fee and a piece of cheese procured for the Secondly, "Adjutant FARLING had no pow- occasion; could have seen how many had to try on those boots, and at the same time er, if he had the desire,—which he did not have heard the congratulations that B. re- —to discharge either of these officers.— ceived for having friends at home who On the contrary, he would have been hap- thought of him, and witness how much py to have had them remain. The same satisfaction it gives a generous mind to have may be stated of Major HARNEY The something to distribute among those who charge of "intrigue with a Brigadier Gen- need and can appreciate the gift, they would eral" is so absurd and ridiculous as to cre- think themselves well paid, notwithstand- ate a universal burst of laughter and de- ing the donation may not last the recipient rision in the camp. But I am compelled to as long as they expected. The only regret be brief. There has been no act on the B. expressed was that the boot-legs were part of any officer in this Regiment not not filled with "Toledo." R.H.S. strictly honorable, frank and liberal toward the "discharged" officers mentioned. Any person at all conversant with the discipline DISMISSED THE SERVICE.—We learn and regulations of the Army knows that with astonishment that some ten of the the charges made are foolishly false. Those very best officers of the 147th regiment ten discharged officers were absent from the have been dismissed the s e r v i c e . The list Regiment, from wounds and sickness "con- tracted in the line of their duty." General includes Captains GARY and SLATERLY, Order, No. 100, of the War Department, Lieut. HUGUNINE and others. I t is said that makes it the duty of the commanding offi- the dismissal has been accomplished by the cer of the Regiment, in case of the absence intrigue of Adjutant FARLING with a cer- of an officer, sick or wounded, over sixty days, to "report" him to the War Depart- tain Brigadier General, and has for its ob- ment for "discharge," in order that his ject the control of the politics of the regi- place may be filled by others able to do ment, and also the appointment of Major "duty in the field." All the officers " d i s - HARNEY to the position of Colonel, over the charged" had been absent four months, and head of Lieut-Colonel MILLER. The offi- some more. Major HARNEY declined to "re- port" any of them, until he was peremptori- cers removed were supposed to be friendly ly ordered so to do by the commanding to Col. MILLER, whom Oswegonians know General of the Brigade. Of course he obey- is one of the best and bravest officers in ed orders. I informed Col. BUTLER of what the regiment. It is presumed that with had been done; Major HARNEY informed others, among them Capt. SLATTERLY, who, these officers removed, there will be plain in return, thanked Major HARNEY for thus sailing in jumping Major HARNEY over t h e informing him, by letter. It happened, head of Col. MILLER. however, that the Order of "discharge," This act of gross injustice can and must from the War Department, did not reach the Regiment until Capts. GARY, SLATTERY be remedied. Proper representations must and PARKER, and Assistant Surgeon PLACE, would soon exist in the Colonelcy. It came had returned. to be equally well understood that when This is a very brief statement of the facts. Your statement is a slanderous that contingency should arise, Lieut. Col. falshood, as it stands. You may have been Miller and Major Harney would both be ap- imposed upon by designing and malicious plicants for the position. persons in making it. If so, you will im- At the battle of Gettysburgh, four Cap- prove the first opportunity to correct it. It seems to be a congenial employment tains and two Lieutenants, of the Regiment for some cravens, skulking about "home," were so seriously wounded as to render in these times of trying national disaster them unfit for duty for some time, and they and war, to accuse and asperse those who received leaves of absence until such time have left all that is dear at home, to enter the field. Perhaps such persons boast of as they should be able to report themselves their zealous patriotism. If so, they can at the General Hospital at Annapolis. Two find abundant opportunity and good em- other Lieutenants and one of the Assistant ployment in campaigning and fighting the Surgeons of the Regiment also received enemy down here. leaves of absence shortly after the battle I will add one word more. You seem to intimate that it is akin to criminality for an of Gettysburgh, on account of sickness. officer to ask promotion, even after it is Soon after, Lieut. Col. Miller was ordered well earned. It is not so regarded in the to Elmira to look after conscripts. This Army. I believe Major HARNEY has asked left Major Harney in command of the Regi- from the Governor of New York, the ap- pointment of Colonel of this Regiment. I ment. do not know but Lieut. Col. MILLER has From that time until the 22d of October, done the same. Both have a right to ask Iwasabsentfrom the Regiment, and had for promotion. Gen. CUTLER of this Divis- ion, and General RICE of this Brigade, both no personal knowledge of what took place say, in their endorsement of Major HAR- there. There were but few officers left NEY'S petition, that he has well and nobly with the Regiment. Several promotions earned promotion to the Colonelcy—that if were made, and some new officers appoint- "any officer in this Army has earned pro- motion Major HARNEY has done so." No ed upon the recommendation of Major Har- word of accusation is uttered here against ney. The first open and public movement Lieut. Col. MILLER, because he asks pro- against Lieut. Col. Miller was the sword motion. The appointment will, doubtless presentation to Major Harney, on which be made, as others are, with reference to occasion, Adjutant Farling made the pre- military rules and regulations, and the Re- giment will be satisfied, if such prove to sentation speech, a detailed report of which be the case,—however it may be among proceedings and speech appeared in the the home politicians, and friends of favor- columns of the Palladium, and, with some ites. As for myself, I have none but kind- modification in the Albany Atlas & Argus; ly and generous feeling toward Lieut. Col. MILLER, and every other officer in, or who and, a careful searcher after information, has been connected with the Regiment.— might have found the same in small print But I confess, that I am heartily disgusted among the advertisements in the New York with the repeated annonymous as well as Herald. In this publication, there was responsible, assaults and accusations in the newspapers at home, in reference to officers foreshadowed the plan of the coming cam- and soldiers in the field, whom, GOD knows, paign. Col. Butler, who had ruined his have enough to do without that. health in bringing up this Regiment to a Very Respectfully, standard such that no man could say that Your Obt. Servant, its superior in discipline, drill and esprit D. FARLING, Adj. existed in the Army of the Potomac. Col. The 147th Regiment. Butler, who led the Regiment, to quote the To the Editor of the Oswego Commercial Times: language of Adjutant Farling, "in the Since t h e discharge of ten officers of crossing of the Rappahannock below Fal- the 147th Regiment N. Y. V., there have mouth, in May, and the terrible Saturday's appeared some controversial articles in the march to Chancellorsville, in that bloody Times and Palladium on the subject, in ten days' campaign," and Lieut. Col. Miller, which they have been referred to, some of who led the Regiment, to again quote the them by name. I t is, perhaps, due to them Adjutant's language, "in all the recent that a statement of the facts connected terrible marches of the Maryland and with this discharge should be made public. Pennsylvania campaign," and continued in In May last, Col. Butler having been ill command through the most terrific fight for some time, and constantly growing the Regiment ever experienced, and until worse, was ordered to Washington for med- he was struck down by a bullet; these two ical treatment. He there obtained leave of officers were quietly stilettoed by Adjutant absence, and went north, hoping to regain Farling in his presentation speech to Major his health and resume command of the Harney, by the little words—"when our Regiment. In this he was disappointed, leaders were all absent but yourself."— and about the time of the battle of Gettys- About the same time, it began to be whis- burgh, it came to be generally understood pered about Oswego that Lieut. Col. Miller in the Regiment that Col. Butler would had improperly left the field at Gettysburgh. probably never be able to return to the Regiment, and that, therefore, a vacancy This rumor, however, died easy. There were, about Oswego, too many of Lieut. by letter that this recommendation had Col. Miller's comrades from the noble old been sent in. Capt. S. tells me he was 24th as well as from the 147th, to allow not so informed, and all these officers whom that insinuation to get air enough for I have seen make the same statement. healthy respiration. The presentation These are some of the singular features speech was a paternity not the best calcu- of this case. In my own case, what adds lated to give the bantling sturdy health to the singularity is the fact that soon af- and rugged vigor. It came with a bad ter I obtained leave of absence on account of my wound, I was reported "absent grace from one whose only participation in without proper authority," because, as I the Gettysburgh fight, if we may believe am informed, the learned Surgeon of the those who were there, was in sundry let- Regiment reported that I was wounded too ters written home by himself of garments little. That didn't work very well, so I and accoutrements torn and perforated by was afterwards recommended for discharge inimical bullets. because I was wounded too much. Did the On the 16th day of October, the absent learned Surgeon suggest this also? Assistant Surgeon returned to the Regi- But Adjutant Farling says that this was ment. On the 22d of October I reached done upon the order of Gen. Rice com- the Regiment, and about the 1st of No- manding the Brigade. But why was this vember two other Captains, who had been order made for the 147th and not for the wounded, returned. These four officers 95th N. Y., and the 66th Penn., or either resumed their respective duties immediate- of the other Regiments in Gen. Rice's Brig- ly upon their return, and continued in the ade, all of which were similarly situated? discharge of these duties until the morning Was there any intrigue here? Did any of November 11th, when they were in- field or staff officer of the 147th say to Gen. formed that they, together with the six Rice "I think these absent officers had other officers who were absent, sick and better be discharged," and was the order wounded, were "honorably discharged for made on this suggestion? physical disability." Upon inquiry, they The natural inquiry is, why was so much learned that they were discharged by the War Department upon the recommendation pains taken to get rid of these officers?— of Major Harney, commanding the Regi- Why was a recommendation sent in which for breadth and strength has not a parallel ment, under a General Order from the War Dapartment, by which an officer who is in the history of the army? Why was it that absent over sixty days because of sickness, the 147th was the only Regiment in the may be discharged. Brigade whose wounded officers were dis- charged? Why was the fact that they These four officers, who had accompanied the Regiment through some pretty severe were recommended for dischage concealed campaigning during the preceding ten or from the four officers who had returned to twenty days, were somewhat surprised to the Regiment? find themselves pronounced physically dis- Men are not apt to disclose the motives abled by wounds received f o u r months be- from which they act, especially when those fore. It is well known that the Govern- motives are anything but commendable.— ment has been slow to exercise the right But I will state some facts from which we to discharge wounded officers. Many of- may infer the motives in this case. ficers, although unfitted for duty by I have stated before that Major Harney wounds, remain in the service for eight was to be an applicant for the position of months or a year. I never knew a case, Colonel, subsequently it appeared that Ad- until this, where a wounded officer who jutant Farling was to be an applicant for the had fair prospects of recovery within six Majority, to be made vacant by Maj. Har- months, was discharged within that time. ney's promotion. Major Harney supported Adjutant Farling's claims for the Majority, It is also well known that a remark from and Adjutant Farling supported Major Har- the commanding officer that he thought ney's claims for the Colonelcy. It was also that an absent officer would soon be able to understood that Capt. Wright and myself resume his duties, and he desired to retain would be applicants for the Majority, in case him, would have been sufficient to prevent of a vacancy. Of the ten officers discharg- a discharge at any time. None of the ten ed, all, with perhaps one exception were in discharged officers whom I have seen, not favor of Lieut. Col. Miller, for Colonel of even the four who were present with the the Regiment. These officers being dis- Regiment, were informed of the fact that charged their wishes as to who should a recommendation for their discharge had be Colonel were entitled to no more weight been sent in. Had the four officers present than those of any other private citizen, with the Regiment been informed of this and Col. Miller's strength was thereby to fact, they could easily have prevented being that extent weakened, and Major Harney discharged. But this knowledne was not was proportionately strengthened. At the f or them. I am aware that Adjutant Far- ling says that Capt. Slatterly was informed same time some serious obstacles were moved, which lay in Adjutant Farling's re- path to the Majority. Not only were every discharge either of these officers." Very one of the ten discharged officers opposed true. But at the same time he may have to Adjutant Farling's promotion, but two of been a humble instrument in a small way, them who were his superiors in rank, and in bringing about that result. He had the who would be his competitors for the Ma- physical power to prevent the discharge of joritywerebythisdischargedeprived of four these officers, who were present with their rank, and put upon the footing of the Regiment, by telling them of this recom- private citizens, applying for the position. mendation. Did he lack the moral power? Did the brillancy of the Majority on which How fortunate, then, was it for the promo- his eye was fixed so dazzle him, that he tionofthetheplan of Major Harney and Ad- could not see the path of probity and hon- jutant Farling, that Gen. Rice ordered this or? recommendation made, that Major Harney Every man is presumed to intend the made it without note or commend; that natural consequences of his own acts, and none of these officers learned that it was it would seem a fair deduction from the made until after they were discharged; and above facts that Adjutant Farling, conscious finally that these officers, who would have of his strength and of his weakness, pre- made it very lively for Major Harney and ferred to rely upon strategy in the camp Adjutant Farling in their race for promo- to obtain a promotion, which his sensitive tion, were so quietly laid on the shelf. I t organization precluded him from winning is so fortunate as to bear even a suspicious by gallantry in the field. appearance. It is difficult to find the inducement to A few words as to some statements made bravery or the compensation for wounds by Adjutant Farling in his communications. and suffering when both are disregarded or The Adjutant's last communication was ac- only made the pretext for discharge from companied by a document signed by the the service. It is not difficult to predict officers of the Regiment, which I suppose the result to the service when cowardice is was intended to show that these officers a passport to promotion, and the slimy did not know anything about any "intrigue" paths of intrigue and not the line of march or illiberal, or secret effort for the discharge towards the guns of the enemy, are the of officers." I don't suppose that any "in- ways which lead to the rewards of the sol- trigue" was publicly disclosed. Had it been dier's life. Respectfully, yours, it would have defeated its own ends; every D. GARY. one knows how easy it is to procure signa- tures to such a paper. At the time of the Adjutant Farling, Again. publication of this document, you, Mr. Edi- To the Editor of the Oswego Commercial Times: tor, stated that you had a letter from one Having read a communication from Ad- of the signers, saying in substance that he jutant FARLING in the Palladium, of the believed the very things charged in your 24th inst., relating to the part the Adjutant paper. From personal interviews I am sat- has taken, in regard to which he seems so isfied that there are some others who believe anxious to escape by the dodge of the su- the same thing. When there are many va- perior officer order, we have a word to say cancies in the Regiment, and promotions on the subject: We have read one letter are rapid, officers are more or less actuated from the Adjutant on this matter before, by motives of policy. I will give you one and now we are inflicted with a certificate, illustration: a first Lieut. of the 147th was signed by some of the officers to show that asked to sign a recommendation for a per- the celebrated Adjutant has had nothing to son for Major, in opposition to Adjutant do with the matter. Now, Mr. Editor, the Farling—he replied that he had rather have the person whom he was asked to recom- fact that ten officers of the 147th, the most mend for Major than any one else, but he of whom were wounded at Gettysburg, and dare not sign his recommend for fear it some of whom were doing duty in the Re- would interfere with his prospects. -iment, received as recompense for their ser- Adjutant Fading says in one of his com- vices one fine day a discharge from the ser- munications, that "all the officers discharged viceinwhich they had fought and bled, is a lit- bad been absent four months, and -le singular. These officers and their some more." The four officers present had friends in the Regiment must form some none of them been absent four months impression, who was the gentleman to when they were discharged, The Assis- whom they were indebted for all of these tant Surgeon was off duty only sixty-eight favors—knowing that during the Lieut Col. days in all, yet he was discharged. But (now Col.) MILLER'S absence to Elmira for the Adjutant does not tell us how long they conscripts, there was a plan concocted to had been absent when the recommendation make Major HARNEY Colonel of the Regi- was sent it. As far as he is concerned that ment, and FARLING Major. FARLING wrote is a more important point than the date of to persons of supposed influence: here to discharge; it was before the 16th day of assist in the plan, and a petition was start- October, how long before? ed for FARLING for Major, in this city. Col. The Adjutant says he "had no power to MILLER was to be jumped to make room for FARLING for Major. Some of these officers 24th regiment. Having served his time who were dismissed could not be depended in that, he enlisted in the 147th. His fune- upon, and so they were dismissed; and ral was held in Fulton on Sunday after- then FARLING made a sword presentation noon. speech to Major HARNEY, who was going to be Colonel, in which he cast reflection on CAPT. MCKINLOCK.—We published Lieut Col. MILLER, a copy of which he had the other day a letter from the 147th regi- published in the New York Herald as an ment, which represented that Capt. MCKIN- advertisement. In the speech he described LOCK was sick in Hospital. If so, it was no the gallant bearing of the Major in the bat- disgrace, for sickness is liable to afflict any- tle of Gettysburgh, but forgot to say body. But we have seen letters since where he himself was during that battle. which convince us that the original state- The facts are patent that this Adjutant did ment was a mistake and that as late as the undertake to r u n the Regiment and finally 17th, Capt. MCKINLOCK was with his men failed. Hence the assumed position of in- in the field bravely doing his duty. When jured innocence. OBSERVER. any man actually fights for his country, he should have the credit of it, and we make the statement as an act of simple justice. ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY-SEVENTH REGIMENT.—We copy the following extract To FRIENDS OF THE PRISONERS.— of a letter from the Mexico Independent: Those who have friends who are prisoners We learn that dissatisfaction in the 147th regiment in the hands of the rebels may desire to prevails in regard to the summary manner in which know how letters may be sent so as to reach about ten of our officers were dismissed. It was thought that it was accomplished chiefly through in- them. Let but one page be written, and trigue on the part of those who wanted to be the "ins." let that be enclosed in an unsealed envelope, Surgeon Place was one of the number dismissed. It is directed to the soldier, giving his name, asserted that he was one of the most attentive and efficient surgeons sent from our county. rank and regiment in full. Most of the officers dismissed were either sick or For instance, a letter sent to Colonel MIL- wounded, and the crime alleged was overstaying their LER may be directed on the inside envelope time (60 days.) Complaints are also made that the "ins" use their influence in procuring promotions to as follows: office of their particular friends, and, in some instances, Col. F. C. MILLER, men are brought forward for office who have not been 147th N. Y. Vol., connected with the regiment. This is true with Co. Prisoner of War, H. Lieut. Barney, of that company, is one of the old- Lynchburg, Va. est officers in the regiment, and enjoys the full confi- dence of the company. He came out with them, but The outside envelope, which may be an outsider has been appointed over him. Several sealed, must contain a ten-cent piece for pre- other similar cases have occurred. payment of Confederate postage, and be Such a course is discouraging to the men, and is not directed to very well calculated to inspire them with confidence in their officers. This regiment is composed of some "Maj.-Gen. BUTLER, of the beat soldiers in the service, and we regret that Commissioner of Exchange, there should be any occasion for complaints. Fortress Monroe, Va." There are two commissioned officers in Co. F, James Brown, formerly a sergeant in Co. B, is first-lieuten- KILLED ON PICKET DUTY.—By a a n t ; Charles B. Skinner, of Union Square, second- private letter from a member of the 147th lieutenant. Lieut. Brown's papers have been for- warded to Albany for a captain's commission, and Regiment, we learn that on the night of probably Mr. Skinner's for first lieutenant. the 27th ult., while Co. F was on picket The regiment is encamped near Culpepper, Va.— duty, a man named W M . ROGERS, from this They have a very pleasant camp, but plenty of picket, guard, and fatigue duty to perform. Some of the offi- city, a member of that company was shot cers have their wives with them. The ladies appear and instantly killed by a rebel sharpshooter. with eagles on their shoulders, and sometimes the men The writer states that ROGERS served in are detailed as guards for them. When the men are the 24th New York Regiment throughout led by crinoline they promise to fight. Lieut. C. B. Skinner has been quite unwell for the its term of enlistment. He is described past month. as an elderly man of short stature, with SUDDEN DEATH OF AN OSWEGO, red hair and whiskers. The deceased was a member of Go. K, 147th regiment, who unknown to us, b u t he may have friends COUNTY SOLDIER.—JOHN ELLIOT, of Fulton, in the city or vicinity to whom this an- was arrested on Tuesday of last week in nouncement of his death may be news. Syracuse as a deserter, having as he WOUNDED IN THE 1 4 7 T H — The New claimed, lost his furlough, died on Friday afternoon in the Syracuse Court House York Tribune of yesterday publishes the jail, of delirium tremens. He had evidently names of the following members of the 147th been drinking very hard for several days regiment, who were wounded at the late before he was arrested, and was ill in con- fight on the Weldon Railroad: sequence, but neither he nor any one else Sergeant ANTHONY GRIFFIN, flesh wound in the thigh. supposed seriously. His cell mate reports that after lying down for some time, de- BARNEY COLGAN, slight wound in the scalp. ceased got up, and sat down on a stool, but immediately fell off dead. W. KNIGHT, fracture of thigh. ELLIOT was formerly a member of the GRIFFIN, mentioned above, was a typo and formerly an employee of the TIMES of- giment, he recruited a company for the fice. He enlisted as a private at the time 147th. From the position of Captain, he of the organization of the regiment and was has, through meritorious and soldierly promoted to a Sergeancy for bravery in the conduct, been promoted to his present posi- field, tion. He is a popular and worthy officer. Sudden Death of an Oswego County Soldier. PERSONAL.—We are glad to learn John Elliot of this village, a member of that First Sergeant CALVIN HINMAN, of Co. K., 147th regiment, who was arrested Company A, 147th regiment, hitherto re- Tuesday in Syracuse as a deserter, having ported missing and supposed to be killed, as he claimed, lost his furlough, died on is on the Stanton Hospital at Washington Friday afternoon in the Syracuse Court and doing well. He was shot through the House jail, of delirum tremens. He had left breast and captured by the enemy, but evidently been drinking very hard for seve- with several others escaped from the rebel ral days before he was arrested, and was hospital, made his way to the Potomac ill in consequence, b u t neither he nor any River, constructed a raft, shoved off and one else supposed seriously. His cell mate was picked up by a federal transport. He reports that after lying down for some now has a feather bed to lie on; his wounds time, deceased got up, and sat down on a are nearly healed, and his surgeon says that stool, but immediately fell off dead. it is evidently useless for the rebs to try to Elliot was formely a member of the 24th kill him with a musket ball. Regiment. Having served his time in that, A MEMENTO.—Lieut. Col. HARNEY he enlisted in the 147th. of the 147th, in a recent letter to our fellow His funeral was held in this village on citizen—S. R. TOWN, Esq., encloses a wild Sunday afternoon. There was a large at- rose, a leaf of mulberry and a twig of locust tendance, accompanied by the Cornet Band. which were plucked from the grave of the statesman and patriot—PATRICK HENRY.— COMMERCIAL TIMES. What changes have been wrought in less than a century. With prophetic power Oswego, Wednesday Evening April 20. that brilliant statesman foretold the future greatness of the embryo Republic, and his predictions have been more than realized. FLAG OF THE 1 4 7 T H REGIMENT.—The But little thought he as he thundered forth flag of the Fourth Oswego Regiment was his defiant mandate "give me Liberty or last evening presented to the City Council, give me Death," that in less than a century to be by them preserved among the the Liberty for which he was struggling archives of the city. At the proper time would be endangered by traitors at home, during the evening, Capt. GARY, of this and that contending hoasts would struggle city, and formerly of Co. G, 147th Regi- over his last resting place in deadly strife, ment, was introduced to the Mayor and the one to perpetuate and the other to ob- Council, when he read a communication literate the Republic he assisted in found- from Col. MILLER, dated "Headquarters of ing. the Regiment, (near Culpepper,) April 9th," presenting to the city the battle-torn DEATH OF LIEUT. SCHENCK.—Lieut. banner. Capt. GARY accompanied the W. P . SCHENCK, who was wounded in the letter with a brief and appropriate address, battle of Gettysburg, died Monday morning which Mayor GRANT responded to in a pat- of this week. W e are not able to give any riotic and eloquent speech. The flag bears of the particulars of his death. The funer- marks of having been carried into the front al will take place in Fulton on Saturday or of the fire, and we hope those who so Sunday, it is not yet positively determined bravely upheld it on the field may soon re- which, turn to enjoy in peace and quiet the liberty FROM OUR REGIMENT.—We have its defenders fought to maintain. been permitted to read a letter from Lieut. A. J . DICKISON, of the 147th regiment, to COMMERCIAL T I M E S his wife, dated "on the battle field near Oswego, Wednesday Evening, J a n u a r y 6. Spottsylvania Court House, May 10th."— The Lieutenant writes that Captains Pen- CITY AND COUNTY. field and Coey, and Lieutenants Lawler, ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY-SEVENTH Kingsley and Hamlin are wounded—all REGIMENT.—We understand that Major slightly; Corporal T. H. Bentley was killed HARNEY has been appointed Lieut. Colonel, in the first day's fight. He a d d s : "Col. and Adjutant FARLING, Major of this Regi- Miller was supposed to be killed a week ment. We rejoice to record these promo- ago to-morrow. Gen. Wadsworth is killed, tions. When we first knew Lieut. Col. or severely wounded and a prisoner. Gen. HARNEY he was a Sergeant in the 7th U. S. Rice was wounded to-day, and died when Infantry stationed at Fort Ontario, and his having his leg amputated." term of service having expired in that Re- Petersburg, where in the charge on the THE ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY-SEV- Rebel works the 18th of June, 1864, he re- ENTH REGIMENT.—By private letters from ceived a wound which cost him the loss of the 147th we learn that the Regiment was a limb. After regaining his strength suffi- relieved from duty in the first line of breast- ciently, a visit to his family wholly restored works and rifle-pits on the 29th and was his health, after which he returned to Phil- then encamped in the woods where it would adelphia Pa., where, while in the perform- remain three days, after which the boys ance of his duties, contracted the disease would again resume their former position in the front. On the 30th ult. the Regi- which terminated his life after a short ill- ment was to be mustered for pay, and it ness. His comrades deeply feel his loss as was anticipated the men would soon be paid a truly brave and dutiful soldier and as a congenial and faithful friend. To his fami- off. ly his loss is irreparable, and they are de- serving of t h e warmest sympathy. For MILITARY AND PERSONAL.—It is under- our country no better man ever died. stood thatCol.H.A. Barnum has been rec- " A Patriot fills a Heroes grave." ommended to the President by his Corps and Division commanders for promotion to Brig- [Com. adier General. It is a position that he would FROM AN OSWEGO BOY IN THE FIELD. fill with high credit. — " D . W. B.," who recently gave us some Lieut. Col. C. B. Randall, of the 149th, interesting particulars of his own marching, reached here on Friday night, from. Somer- and also concerning the 147th Regiment, set, Mass., where he has been sojourning for writes another letter to his brother, in several weeks. His wound is much improv- ed, and he expects soon to rejoin his regi- which he says he is now in hospital. He -ent. is not sick, but being wearied with heavy marching was ordered to the hospital for RUMORED DEATH OF MAJOR FARLING. proper rest. It will be interesting to those Arumorwas in circulation in this city having invalid friends in the service to re- this morning that Major FARLING of the ceive his assurance that they "have good 147th regiment had died in hospital at times—warm rooms, comfortable spring Washington from sickness contracted dur- beds, and good food." The writer says there ing the present campaign. We were un- is a rumor in camp that the invalids of New able to trace the report to any reliable York troops are to be sent to their State quarter, and hope it may prove to be in- hospitals. He mentions the death of his correct. tent mate, a young man of good qualities, named CHARLES H. BATES, who died on the COMMERCIAL T I M E S . 23d inst., of typhoid fever; he belonged to a family in the vicinity of Fulton, we un- Oswego, Wednesday Evening, January 6. derstand. CITY AND COUNTY. THE1 4 7 T HR E G I M E N T . — T h e Pal- ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY-SEVENTH ladium of yesterday publishes a communi- REGIMENT.—We understand that Major cation from a correspondent in the 147th HARNEY has been appointed Lieut. Colonel, Regiment, who mentions the part our and Adjutant FARLING, Major of this Regi- gallant boys bore in the late fighting for ment. We rejoice to record these promo- the possession of the Weldon Railroad.— tions. When we first knew Lieut. Col. He s a y s : HARNEY he was a Sergeant in the 7th U. S. "The 147th has again stood manfully in the breach, Infantry stationed at Fort Ontario, and his while other regiments of the same brigade gave way. Again have the Oswego boys won the approbation term of service having expired in that Re- and "especial notice" of their division commander; giment, he recruited a company for the and when you get the particulars of the fight, and learn how the enemy were routed, and by whom, 147th. From the position of Captain, he who were the thirty volunteers called for by the Col- has, through meritorious and soldierly onel commanding the brigade from the 147th, and conduct, been promoted to his present posi- by whom and how they were led to the fray, then you will know how justly you may pride yourselves tion. He is a popular and worthy officer, on the 147th N. Y. V." The writer urges the necessity of hurry- Obituary of a Soldier. Died at Aslington Lane Hospital, Philadelphia Pa- ing up reinforcements, and appeals to home May 12th 1865, of Small Pox, EDWARD TOPPINGS, friend as follows: Corporal, Co. D, 147th N. Y. Volunteers, aged 29 years and 10 months. "Men of Oswego county, if you would share in the glory of closing this campaign and aid in wiping He joined the service from a sense of du- out this rebellion, come on at once with Col. Rob- ty, the 22d of August, 1862, having a lucra- inson, emulate the history of the 147th, that you tive employment. and your children may walk as erect as they through Serving his country more than faithfully, the future." The following list of casualties in the he passed safely through the ordeal of 147th, is furnished: Chancellorsville, was wounded at Gettys- Killed—Serg't McGrath, Co. K.; Private Edward burg, but rejoining his Regiment in time Dahm, Co G.; Private John Smith O'Riley, Co. K. to take an active part in the severe cam- Wounded—Lieut-Col. Harney, slightly, by shell. paign under Grant from the Wilderness to C apt. Pierce, slightly by musket ball in right foot. Capt. Hugunin, dangerously by musket ball, thro' right arm and in right side. and hope he has yet many days before him Sergeant Peter Fannin, Co.K,fleshwound in the to enjoy in peace the blessings of a restored hip by musket ball. Union. Private ____ Gibbs, Co. K, in the right eye by mus- ket ball, seriously, but doing well. The following is the letter alluded t o : HARPER'S FERRY, June 1, 1864. Private ____ Cole, Co, F, flesh wound by musket ball. MRS. MILLER—Madame: I was taken prisoner on the 6th day of May in the battle of the Wilderness, and Private H. Colvin, Co. H, by musket ball on head, the next morning saw your husband, Col. F. C. Miller slight. 147th N. Y. V., at Robertson's Tavern. He was a COL. MILLER PROMOTED.— We are prisoner and wounded in the side, but not dangerous- glad to chronicle the fact that Lieutenant ly. I promised to write you at the first opportunity, Colonel FRANK MILLER, of this city, has but we had no opportunity to get letters through on account of the fighting. been promoted to the rank of Colonel of I was fortunate enough to escape from the prison at the 147th regiment. This is as it should Lynchburg, Va., where we were sent, and arrived be. Col. MILLER is not only a brave soldier within our lines at this place this morning, and seize the first opportunity to assure you that your husband who has nobly done his duty in the field, was, though wounded, in good spirits, (May 6th) and but he is also a genial man and a gentle- his chief anxiety seemed to be whether he had not man in all his social relations. Much been reported killed, and feared that you might think opposition was made to his appointment, him killed. I did not see him again after the 6th of May, and I by a few ambitious men, and we rejoice trust that you may have ere this heard from him, but that justice has been done in giving him I determined to fulfill my promise at all events. I re- the promotion that he has honestly won. side at Syracuse and may go home for ten days, and if I visit Oswego during that time will call on you. We expect also to hear that the officers Very truly yours, O. V. TRACY, who have been unjustly removed from Adjutant 122d N. Y. V. office, will now be reinstated. P. S.—I understood the Colonel that it was a flesh wound only. THE UNRELIABILITY OF WAR NEWS. The Syracuse Standard of yesterday morn- ing, noticing the conflicting accounts which have been current in this city, has the fol- lowing which will be read with inter- est: "The 147th (Oswego) regiment took part in the battles of the Wilderness, Va., on the 5th and 6th ult., and suffered severe loss. Col. FRANK MILLER, its commandant, was reported killed. Shortly after, a neigh- bor going to the battle field in search of a missing friend, found a person who claimed that he knew the Colonel, saw him after he was wounded, and placed him while yet living up against a tree upon the battle-field, and showed the very tree where he was NEWS FROM COL. MILLER DIRECT.— placed. It was in the midst of the field Three letters were received this morning from Col. FRANK C. MILLER, of the One that had been burned by the devastating Hundred and Forty-seventh regiment. He fire in which many of our brave wounded is still a prisoner at Lynchburg, where the undoubtedly lost their lives, and at the spot latest of the letters is dated, the others hav- designated was found the charred remains ing been written at Gordonsville, where he of a human being which were fairly sup- was confined for a short time subsequent posed to be those of Col. MILLER, under to his capture. The communications were which supposition they were gathered up forwarded by a flag of truce from the enemy, and buried. Thus convinced, the wife and and are necessarily guarded in their lan- other relatives sorrowed for him as dead, guage. W e learn, however, that the Col's putting on the habiliments of mourning, wound is slight, the bullet which struck and appropriate obituaries were published him having first perforated his waist-belt, in the home papers. What was the sur- which was undoubtedly the means of sav- prise of the afflicted family on Saturday last ing his life. We hope soon to learn of Col. at receiving a letter from Lieut. TRACY, of MILLER'S exchange and complete recovery. this city, dated at Harper's Ferry, June COL. M I L L E R NOT KILLED. 1st, saying that as a prisoner, he had on HE IS A PRISONER AT LYNCHBURG. We are at last able to give some account the 7th of May seen Col. MILLER at Robert- of Col. FRANK MILLER, of the 147th regi- son's Tavern, a prisoner and wounded, not ment, who has been reported killed and dangerously; that the Colonel requested whose obituary has been written in these Lieut. T. at the first opportunity, should columns. The wife of Col. MILLER has just one occur, to write to his wife received a letter from O. V. TRACY, Adju- and tell her of his condition, fearing that tant of the 122d New York Volunteers, word might have gone home that he was which states that on the 7th of May he killed. Lieut. Tracy, in company with (TRACY) having been captured by the rebels Lieut. BIRDSEYE, having escaped from the in the first battle of the Wilderness, saw Col. MILLER of the 147th, at Robertson's Tavern; that Col. MILLER was wounded in theThis prisonerSubsequentlytheto soldiersthat fromcaptors.isnot thedoubt.land TRACYprobably to beasentrebelswearethereceiving theof about his side,letter still inletter fulfillmentseriously MILLER but Lynchburg published escaped seems rejoiced and better by dangerously, wounded, than Lynchburg, hope our thewrites all given a fate of his now friend but haveto put He not below. was living, promise beyond at and in asourprisonerCol. Richmond. to We Lynchburg, ofislearn fare at rebel prison at Lynchburg, and reached Harper's Ferry, at once attended to the re- quest of Col. M. by writing, which reached them on Saturday morning. The news was almost too good to be credited, and great anxiety existed as to the credibility of its author. The proprietor of this paper happening to be in Oswego, and well ac- quainted with the parties, gave them as- surance of the entire reliability of Lieut. T., and the hearts of the family and a large circle of friends fairly wept for joy, for to them the dead was alive. Although they now know him to be wounded and a pri- soner, they trust that he will be in due time returned to them, to again make glad the hearth-stone of home and the social circle of friends."
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