147thInfCWN4 by liuqingzhan


									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-
                                                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
                                                        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:
                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
 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.
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
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
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
                                                       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-
                                                      ly his loss is irreparable, and they are de-
                                                       serving of t h e warmest sympathy. For
                                                      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.
                                                          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
                                                            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
                                                            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
       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
     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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