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The Maine Bugle.

“There is no honor in rank or title or official station, no pride of family or of wealth, like the honor and pride which belong to the survivors of that great struggle which preserved constitutional liberty on the face of the earth."-Senator Hoar.

Men of Maine! Ye who remain of the seventy thousand sent forth to preserve good government from perishing from the face of the earth! Ye of the heavy artillery, who as a regiment suffered greater loss in battle than any other regiment in the Rebellion ! Ye of the cavalry, who carved your fame with sabre and carbine from Middletown to Appomattox with a series of battles greater in number than accorded any other regiment, and did it with a larger loss of men and officers than any cavalry regiment in the service! Ye of the seven batteries, whose thunder was heard in every battle of the Army of the Potomac and in the Valley! Ye of the various regiments of infantry, who, in apparent succession, have occupied the more prominent positions in the various battles fought by the Potomac Army, and hardly a contest can be named but in the forefront a Maine regiment stands before you as the exponent of the best work in such battle ! Ye many regiments of Maine, who, disqualified by the clear water and pure air of the Pine Tree State, perilled your lives in the malaria of the Mississippi River and Southern coasts with a greater risk than that of actual battle! Ye members of the regimental associations, who yearly meet to renew the friendship of camp and field, and desire the enjoyment of such meetings should be preserved! Ye young men and maidens, who claim veterans of the war as your ancestors, and desire to know and preserve the record of their heroism ! Ye helpful band, the Ladies' Auxiliary, who stand with and have given so excellent service in aid of the true interests of the Grand Army of the Republic! We call upon you all to give your literary endeavors and financial aid to preserve in enduring form what General Greely, in behalf of Library of the War Department of the United States, rightly calls “the most valuable literature pertaining to the late Civil War—that contained in pamphlets written by the participants in the War for the Union ; ” that ye “highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain," and that their memory “shall not perish from the earth.” Send your subscription and communications as “participants” to the MAINE BUGLE.

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PUBLISHED QUARTERLY, JANUARY, APRIL, JULY, AND OCTOBER. AND WILL
BE THE ORGAN OF THE MEN OF MAINE” WHO SERVED IN THE WAR OF
THE REBELLION. No Other STATE HAS A PROUDER RECORD. IT WILL
CONTAIN THE PROCEEDINGS OF THEIR YEARLY REUNIONS, MATTERS OF
HISTORIC VALUE TO EACH REGIMENT, AND ITEMS OF PERSONAL INTEREST
TO ALL ITS MEMBERS. IT IS ALSO THE ORGAN OF THE CAVALRY SOCIETY
OF THE ARMIES OF THE UNITED STATES, AND WILL PUBLISH THE ANNUAL
PROCEEDINGS OF THAT SOCIETY, AND CONTRIBUTIONS FROM MEMBERS OF
THE VARIOUS REGIMENTS, NORTH AND SOUTH, WHICH PARTICIPATED IN
THE WAR OF THE REBELLION.

PRICE, ONE DOLLAR A YEAR, OR TWENTY-FIVE CENTS A CALL.

EDITORS, COMMITTEES FROM THE MAINE REGIMENTS.

PUBLISHED BY THE MAINE ASSOCIATION.

ADDRESS J. P. CILLEY, TREASURER, ROCKLAND, MAINE.

Entered at the Postoffice, Rockland, Me., as Second-Class Matter.

THE MAINE BUGLE.

CAMPAIGN IV. CALL 11.

CONTENTS.

THE TENTH NEW YORK CAVALRY REUNION

101-108 Speech of E. M. Tuton, Speech of Capt. Jom P. White, Speech of C. W. Wiles, with an account of Coufederate Officer Samuel B. Davis ; Portrait of Capt. John T. Pratt. BUCKLAND MILLS. By S. A. CLARK, FIRST VERMONT CAVALRY

108-110 THE FOURTH REGIMENT OF CAROLINA CONFEDERATE INFANTRY. By J. W. REID, 4th South CAROLINA CONFEDERATE INFANTRY

III-131 THE FLAG OF THE SIXTY-FIRST. Poem. By JULIUS WOLFF. Translated by Frederick Starrett.

132-133 FIRST MAINE HEAVY ARTILLERY IN FALL OF 1861. BY MAJOR CHARIES J. House

133-140 FOUR BROTHERS IN BLUE. BY CAPT. ROBERT GOLDTHWAIT CARTER, U. S. ARMY

140-167 On the Peninsular. General McClellan's Headquarters. Seven Days' Battle. Illustrations, Long Bridge, Washington, D. C., 142 ; Fairfax Court House, Va., 143; Fairfax Seminary, 144, General McClellan and Staff, 147. THE CAPTURE OF FORT FISHER, NORTH CAROLINA.

167-187 Read by General Adelbert Ames before the New York Commandery of the Loyal Legion, Illustrations, Maps of the Military Assault on the Fort, Plan and section of the Fort. GENERAL ADELBERT AMES. BY GENERAL J. P. CULLEY

187-188 ECHOES

189-196 Henry B. Challis, G. E. Dillingham, 189; James F. Howard, William W. Cwningham, John R. Stearns, 190; Capt. A. M. Benson, 190-191; Joseph T.Woodward, 191-192; William H. Kimball, Capt. Augustus J. Burbank, 192; G.E. Dillingham, 192-193; William H. Wharff, Frank J. Bradbury, 193; L. P. Norton, 193-191; Capt. A. H. Keene. Francis E. Jewett, General Charles W. Wood, Oren M. Harrington, 194; W. D. Hatch, 194-195 ; S. S. Crittenden, 195; Company H, Eleventh Maine, Royal P. Nash, Nelson P. Smith, Charles A. Fuller, Ezra W. Gould, William F. Haskell, George E. Morrill, Nathan J. Gould, Joseph Harris, Alvin Morrill, Cyrus W. Perkins, Albert L. Rankin, George W Smith William H. Girrell, James Ellis, Dustin Sands, Silas Howard, William S. Pinkham, John E. Gould, Luther Lawrenee, James M. Thompson, Seth A. Ramsdell, Daniel M. Dill, 195-196 ; Isaac G, Chaudler, 196.

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The Tenth New York Cavalry and through those years. Shortly after the First Maine Cavalry served so I joined you, Sheridan, the peerlessmany years in the same brigade and perhaps one of the best cavalry gendivision, under the two glorious erals ever known to civilizationGreggs, that the enjoyment of one, took command of the Army of the even at this late day, is the joy of Potomac. Grant said of him: 'As the other. We present a well known a commander of troops, as a man countenance of one of its members, capable of handling any number of Captain John T. Pratt of Chicago, men, there is no man living greater colonel 1895-'96, and a few extracts than Sheridan.' So, my friends, from the speeches made at their last with Sheridan for a subject, and the reunion, held at Buffalo, October 6, Tenth New York Cavalry for a text, 7, and 8, 1896. This mention of the it seems to me I should not fail in Tenth was intended for an earlier words of credit to the cavalry service issue, but was crowded out; how- of the Army of the Potomac during ever, its qualities are so good that my connection with it. History tells they improve with age, like good us that when Sheridan was assigned wine, and I think the reader will en- to the command of the cavalry corps joy both the sparkle and bouquet of he made inquiry of General Meade their assemblage.

as to Stuart. Meade replied : Never Colonel E. M. Tuton of Bentley mind about Stuart; he will do about Creek, Penn., presided, and spoke as as he has a mind to, anyhow. You follows:

recollect that we crossed the Rapi“It becomes my duty, by the au- dan, and on the oth of May, I think, thority of the Tenth New York Cav- the horsemen of the Army of the alry, to preside at this meeting, and Potomac cut loose from it, and went I suppose that it naturally follows forth under a leader whose soul was that I am expected to say something in the work, and in two days we had Many of you know little of my his- reached the railroads, ripped them tory. I came to you sometime in up, and you know Stuart followed up the early part of 1864, about the our rear to the yellow tavern, where time you veteranized. I enlisted in we fought, and the Southern cavalry 1863, and came to you as a recruit. were scattered to the winds, and I have never regretted joining you. Stuart, the pride of Virginia chivalry, It has been a source of pride to me

down before that valorous at all times, as I have looked back leader and the cavalry of which you

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