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THE

MAINE BUGLE

TASARVARD COLLEGE LIBRA

echoing notes your mempries shall renew
Fromí sixty-one unui che grand review.

CAMBRIDGE, MASS.

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 I.

CONTENTS.

THE VICKSBURG CAMPAIGN, A PERSONAL EXPERIENCE. BY THE REV. R. L.

HOWARD

I-IO

A MAINE BOY IN THE TENTH OHIO CAVALRY. BY BRA DBURY SMITH

II-21

ADVENTU'RE AT FARMVILLE, VIRGINIA. By LIEUT. JEFF. L. COBURN

22-28

A STORY OF ADVENTURES AND INCIDENTS IN A REBEL PRISON IN TEXAS

BY FREEMAN H. CHASE, M. D.

28-38

FOUR BROTHERS IN BLUE-continued. By Capt. ROBERT GOLDTHWAIT CARTER,

U. S. ARMY

AN INCIDENT OF CENTRAL GUARD HOUSE. BY GEN. J. P. CILLEY.

58-60

HISTORY OF THE ELEVENTH MAINE

61-70

Withdrawal to the James. (Portrait of Gen. Hill) Malvern Hill. A minor incident of service. General Hill

breaks the dullness of camp life.

UNION VETERAN'S UNION

70-78

The Commander's Address, Adjutant General's Report, Report of Quartermaster-General, Report of Inspector

General, Report of Chief Mustering Officer, Afternoon Session, The Evening Camp Fire.

THE COLOR BEARER. POEM. BY ISABELLE BUKER CHASE

78-79

REMINISCENCES OF THE WAR. BY FRANK J. BRADBURY, TENTH ME. INF.

80-82

THE BUGLE CALL A POEM. By FRANK J. BRADBURY.

ECHOES

89-90

H. M. Williams, James H. Shirrell, 83 ; Major Thaddeus S. Clarkson, Francis J. M. Titus, Charles B. Price, Brad-

ley Smith, 84; C. I. Coffin, Lieut. John F. Perry, *5; Capt. A. W. Stiles, James J. Dow, Charles W. Sauborn, 86 ;

George W. Ranger, Isaac G. Chandler, Hon. F. M. Tulon, Capt. A. J. Crockett, Lieut. Edward E. Bradbury, 87; Jolu

E. Crawford, Capt. M. B. Cook, 88; Frank W. Titcomb, Joseph T. Darling, 89; James H. Merritt, Major Oliver C.

Bosbyshell, go.

IN MEMORIAM

90-99

James W. Bixby. 90 ; Dr. E. S. Coan, Melvin W. Everleth, 91; Robert Gilpatrick, Hon. David R. Hastings, James

Hawley, 92 ; Lewis E. Hovey, Chaplain Wiliam L. Hyde, 93: Samuel Libby, David R. Maddocks, Capt. Parker T'.

Rivers, 94 : Dr. Alfred P. Rogers, Tlieodore Saunders, Pharon P. Spratt, 95; Franklin I. Start, George F. Stetson,

Euos M. Tobey, 96 ; Levi W. Turner, Augustus B. Varney, Jewett Turner, 97; Elijah Vose, Laurel Munson, with por-

trait, 98 ; S. C. Fletcher, 99.

PORTRAITS-GENERAI, HIL

61

LAUREL MUNSON.

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For many reasons, the closing of ily strengthened until it was held to the Mississippi river was one of the be nearly impregnable, and from a first things attempted by the Con- river approach quite so. All serifederate government; Columbus, ous danger from our gunboats being Ky., was occupied, partially forti- out of the question, an approach in fied, and the river chained; New the rear through the heart of the Madrid, Island No. 10, Fort Pillow, Confederacy could alone succeed, and Memphis were made impor- and that they confidently expected tant points, and the resources of the to easily defeat in the open field. Rebellion were taxed to provide The fall of 1862 having brought armed cruisers to coöperate and ef- large reinforcement to our armies, fectually resist all Union advance witnessed the first serious attempt by the Father of Waters.

to reduce this stronghold, which The same reasons were equally was from the rear. Grant, leaving cogent at Washington, and soon the his summer camps at Memphis, Mississippi floated a noble fleet of Jackson and Bolivar, Tenn., moved iron-clads under Commodore Foote; by the way

the way of the Mississippi the Western army assumed large Central railroad through Holly proportions and became uniformly Springs and Oxford, Miss., while a victorious; one after another the force under Hovey should move from rebel strongholds fell, until the Up- Helena, Ark., toward Grenada to per Mississippi was unobstructed, strike the army confronting Grant, and, New Orleans having been if possible, in the rear.

This movetaken, there were left to the Con- ment failed through the swift riding federacy but two points of strategic of Van Dorn’s cavalry, and the capimportance on the river, Vicksburg ture and burning of Grant's supplies and Port Hudson.

at Holly Springs, Dec. 20; and the Of these, Vicksburg was naturally army, which had reached a point by far the stronger, and was speed- seventeen miles south of Oxford,

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