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147th Regiment, NY Volunteer Infantry
Civil War Newspaper Clippings

Funeral of Lieut. Mace.
The funeral services of Lieut. G. D. Mace, of the 147th Regiment, N. Y. S. V., will take place in the church, on Bristol Hill, next Sabbath, at half past one o'clock P. M.

THE FUNERAL SERMON—of Asa Westcott, who was a member of Co. F, 147th regiment, will be preached by Elder A. Castle of Parish, at 10 1/2 o'clock a.m., on Sunday next, at the Baptist Church, near the deceased's former residence, in Albion.

COMMERCIAL TIMES.
Oswego, Monday Evening, July 20.
CITY AND COUNTY.
THE KILLED, WOUNDED AND MISSING OF THE 147TH REGIMENT.—We are indebted to S. R. TOWN, Esq., for the following complete list of casualties in the 147th regiment. It was furnished him by Major GEO. HARNEY, who at the time of his writing was in command of the regiment:
COMPANY A.—KILLED.
Joseph Lemay, Oliver Legalt,
Theodore Hanson.

WOUNDED.
Lieut. John F. Box,
Frank Virginia,
Oliver LeRoy,
Orrin Brown,
Charles Gilmore,
Peter Market,
Samuel La Sage,
Nelson Dimond,
John Cove,
Charles Cole,
Casemier Syrell.
Frank Gear,
William Wilcox,
Alexander Leroy,
Lewis Byron,
John Moore,
John Lavine,
Byrthy Clark,
James Taylor,
Mark Walsh,
William Upcraft,

COMPANY B. —KILLED.
Conrad Warner,
Stephen Planty,
Adelbert P. Hall,
James F. Sears.

WOUNDED.
Capt. P. W. Slattery,
Lawrence Cavanagh,
Simon Barbeau,
William Martin,
Patrick Farrell,
Jason Hall,
James Mahony,
Almon W. Seeley,
Henry Miller, 2d.
Alverson Curtis,
Patrick O'Connor,
David Hadin,
James Farrell,
Amersa Hall,
John Hibbard,
Lawrence Moore,
Thomas Shane,

COMPANY C.—KILLED.
Joseph Stuyvesant,   Franklin B. Clary,
Joseph W. Burr,     John Hart,
Degras Hannas,     Harlow Mills.

WOUNDED.
Capt. Edward D. Parker,
Henry J. Orton,
John Bartlett,
John C. Gratsenburgh,
Herbert Gilbert,
Hugh Mellen,
Lieut. William R. Potts,
Morgan L. Allen,
Ambrose E. Clark,
Charles S. Dickson,
Elias Hannas.

COMPANY D.—KILLED.
Lieut. David G. Van Dusen,   Joseph W. Disten,
Albert Bartley.

WOUNDED.
Edward Topping,
John Barbarick,
Dennis Connoly,
Frank Erehart,
Chauncey Miller,
John Butler,
George B. Acker,
Miles M. Baker,
Ransom G. Ball,
Grove H. Dutton,
James B. Nichols,
Alexander King,
Cyrus E. Brown.

COMPANY E.—KILLED.
Lieut. Sylvester J. Taylor,   Albert D. Potter,
Harvey G. Hebron.

WOUNDED.  
Edward Lawlor,
Ebenezer Adsite,
8amuel Carpenter,
Elam Goodrich,
William McCaw,
Simeon Potter,
Theodore H. Weaver,
William M. Howard,
Edwin Goodrich,
Amariah Coffee,
Charles Cobb,
Calvin Harrington,
Seth Porter,
John Williams,
David Walsh.

COMPANY F. —KILLED.
Lieut. Guilford D. Mace,     Judson Dolbear,
Franklin Halsey,      Lewis Freeman,
John Bettinger.

WOUNDED. 
Charles Skinner,
William Ure,
Burns Parkhurst.
Chauncey Snell,
Benjamin O. Bunker,
Asa Pettingill,
Frederick Hills,
Henry J. Morton,
William Edmunds,
Frank Eaton,
Thomas Farr,
Martin Richardson,
Jonathan Church,
Jebez Spaulding,
Dueller Laird.

COMPANY G.—KILLED.
Fred Rife,     Hiram Stowell,
Peter Zeigler,   John Moschizer,
Peter Shults.

WOUNDED. 
Capt. Delos Gary,
Edward Brahman,
Joseph Stoutenger,
Edwin Ellsworth,
Engleburt Kirfew,
John Coe,
Edward Damm,
William Flack,
Herman Trapp,
Henry Horton,
Norman Craft.

COMPANY H.—WOUNDED.
Russel J. Willis,    James A. Castle,
Charles H Zee,    Josiah F. Benton,
Decatur Russel,    James Glynn,
Asahel D. Butler,   Loren Caples,
Henry P. Green,   Peter Vena,
Thomas Myers,    Peter Piggy,
Willlam Haskins,   Ezra M. Beddell,
David Johnson,    William Dorrity,
Victor Hallick,    Charles Mahler,
Bernard Colligan.

COMPANY I.—KILLED.
Deiglan McGraw,   Martin W. Dowd,
Colon Hall,    Michael Jordan,
Dennis McGraw.

WOUNDED.
Lieut. Daniel McAssey,   Patrick J. Brown,
Thomas Brown,     Edward Woodburn,
Thomas F. Burns,     Jeremiah McCarthy,
Patrick McGuire,     John Lapage,
Owen Riley,    Thomas Lannigan,
Henry Greggs,     Anthony Haley.

COMPANY K—KILLED.
John Hinchcliff,     James Hudson,
Theophilus Barbarick,    Sylvester Quick,

WOUNDED.
Capt. Nathaniel A. Wright,   William Kinney,
John A. McDonald,    Thomas Glynn,
Thomas Ryan,       John B. Feathersonaugh,
William W. Feathersonaugh,   Oliver Dubo,
Thomas Cooper,      John Lumprey,
John Lester,       John Perchway,
David Anson,     Charles Clark,
Robert Harrison,      James Durant,
Amanza W. Griffin,    Andrew Myers,
James Lisch.

MISSING OR PRISONERS.—COMPANY A.
Alphis Orson,     George Jones,
Horace Jones,     James Guard,
George French,       Lewis Bassard,
Alfred Jendro,       Walter B. Thorp.

COMPANY B.  
Michael Doyle,
Throop H. Bently,
John Corcoran,
Daniel Louth,
Elbridge T. Rogers,
Allen S. Vorce,
W. Delos Tidd,
William O. Cook,
John Garner,
Michael Kelly,
Willard S. Smith,
Henry O'Rourke.

COMPANY C.
Heman Reynolds,      Horace B. Hall.

COMPANY D.  
John M. Mistler,
Richard Day,
Chauncey H. Booth,
William Flannery,
Alonzo E. Rider,
Peter Perry,
Charles H. Bachus,
Samuel Delano,
John J. Bunn,
David H. Dexter,
Joseph B. Eldrige,

COMPANY E.
Asa Goodrich,     Ira B. Briggs,
John Tanner,    George W. Tryon,
John Williams,     George Yerdon.

COMPANY F.
Edward Sabins,     Austin Pangburn,
Chester Drake,     Alvin P. Burch,
Frank Pease,    Henry Mayo,
Edward Warner,     Horace Cheever.

COMPANY G.
Alexander McAmbley,    John Weatherby,
James A. Darrow,     Lewis Amgen,
Celestian Berkley,     Orrin W. Dunn,
David Raw,      John Sigourney,
William Van Netten.

COMPANY H.
Harvey Baird,     John Fitzsimmons,
John S. Seaman,     Asa P. Forbes,
James Holmes,     Volney Russell,
Owen W. O'Connor,   Sanford Allsaver,
Frank Rattle,    William Robbins,
Velsor Montross.

COMPANT I.  
Joseph Morgan,
Phineas B. Snyder,
Samuel Ellis,
Anthony Griffin,
John Lloyd,
Michael Hickey,
John McCabe,
William Aiken,
Patrick Cushman,
William Sullivan,
William Eccles,
James Wallace.

COMPANY K.
Charles H. Barker,   Isaac S. Bickley,
Joseph Baker,    John S. O'Reilly,
Thomas Bannister,   John W. Elliot,
Henry Cline,    Levi G. Lennox,
John O'Neill.

TAKEN PRISONER. —Edward P. Warner, of Co. F., 147th regiment, was taken prisoner in the first day's fight at Gettysburg, and sent to Richmond. He was subsequently paroled, and is now at Annopolis [sic], Md. It was reported that he was severely wounded, but we are glad to learn that he came out of that terrible conflict unhurt.

DEATH OF LIEUT. SCHENCK.—The death of Lieut. Wm. Schenck, of Fulton, N. Y., occurred at Gettysburg July 27th, 1863. Lieut. Schenck was wounded in the right shoulder, on the morning of July 1st, while commanding Co. D, 147th Regiment, N. Y. V. The ball passed through the shoulder, breaking two ribs, the collar bone, cutting, an artery and affecting the lungs.

COMMERCIAL TIMES.
Oswego, Tuesday Evening, July 28.
CITY AND COUNTY.
FROM THE 147TH REGIMENT.—We are indebted to JOHN W. SMITH, Esq., of this city, for the following list of members of the 147th regiment, now at Camp Parol, West Chester, Chester Co., Pa. The list is furnished him by his son, WILLARD S. SMITH, of Co. B., of the above regiment.

COMPANY A.
Sergt. A. Austin,
Horace Jones,
James Gard,
Peter Market,
Alfred Gendreau
Corp'l George Jones,
George French,
Theo. Hanson,
Charles Gilmore,
William Upcrait.

COMPANY B.
Throop H. Bentley
M. Kelly,
John Corcoran,
Willard S. Smith,
Henry O'Rorke,
A. S. Vorce.

COMPANY C.
Sergt. James S. Abbott,

COMPANY D.
Sergt. J. N. Misler,   Chauncey H. Booth,
Peter Perry,      David Dexter,
Wm. Flannery, in Hospital.

COMPANY E.
Ira B. Briggs, George Yerder,
John Tanner,    Harvey Heburn,
A. Coffee, wounded and in Hospital.

COMPANY F.
Chester D Drake,
Christopher Avery,
Horace D. Cheever
Francis M. Pease.

COMPANY G.
Orin W. Dunn,   John Weatherby.

COMPANY H.
Lucius Howard,
John Gradle,
Harvey Baird,
Frank Rattle, in Hospital,
Peter Veney,
John Fitzimmons.

COMPANY I.
William Eccles,
William Aiken,
Joseph Morgan,
P. B. Snyder,
Anthony Griffin,
John Lloyd,
John McCabe,
Patrick Cashman,
Michael Hickey,
Samuel Ellis,
Cholen Hall,

COMPANY K.
Charles Barker,
Henry Cline,
Monzo W. Griffin.
John O'Niel,
Levi G. Lennox,

Death of Lieut. Schenck.
Lieut. W. P. Schenck, who was wounded in the battle of Gettysburg, we learn from a telegram received from his father, died Monday morning of this week. We are not able to give any of the particulars of his death. The funeral will take place on Saturday or Sunday, it is not yet positively determined which.

THE BROOKLYN FOURTEENTH.—This favorite regiment is now but the merest wreck. On the occasion of the fight of July it was brigaded with the 147th New York Volunteers, and both numbered less than 200 men. It is supposed that at this time there is scarcely 80 men of the Fourteenth left for duty.

The 147th in the Late Battles—Severe Loss.
The 147th Regiment was in the advance, on Tuesday last, under Gen. Reynolds.—The loss, especially in officers, is understood to be very severe, although we have not the particulars. We have heard the assertion that every captain in the regiment was wounded or killed, and that a large proportion of the lieutenants had fallen.—The following dispatch contains the only definite information:
BALTIMORE, July 5th.
Col. Miller, Captains Slatterty, Parker, Slayton, Wright and Gary, wounded—not seriously. Lieuts. Box, Potts, Schenck, Van Busen, Taylor, Mace and McAssey, seriously wounded. Will be home soon.

GARY and WRIGHT.
Captains Gary, Wright, Slatterly and Parker have reached home. Lieut. Van
Busen is from this town. Lieut. Schenck is from the town of Granby. His wounds are very serious, and probably fatal.—Schuyler C. Schenck, of this village, started from Fulton on Monday evening for Gettysburg to render such assistence [sic] as he could to his brother, the wounded Lieutenant.

DEATH OF CAPT GEORGE A SlSSON.
—Capt. GEORGE A. SISSON, son of WM. SISSON, Esq., of Fulton, died in hospital, near Falmouth, on the 13th instant. He was Captain of Company D, 147th Regiment. He was in the late battles before Fredericksburg, and passed through them unscathed. He was taken sick the day succeeding the late retreat, on the march to camp. He succeeded in reaching the camp by riding Dr. PLACE'S horse. His disease, typhoid fever, accompanied by diarrhea, was brought on by exposure and hard marching. Capt. SISSON was 27 years of age. The body had been embalmed, and was expected to arrive in Fulton yesterday. He entered the service as a private and rapidly rose to the first position in his company.

DEATH OF LIEUT. SCHENCK.—The death of Lieut. Wm. Schenck, of Fulton, N. Y., occurred at Gettysburg July 27th, 1863. Lieut. Schenck was wounded in the right shoulder, on the morning of July 1st, while commanding Co. D, 147th Regiment, N. Y. V. The ball passed through the shoulder, breaking two ribs, the collar bone, cutting, an artery and affecting the lungs.

DEATH OF SERGEANT DUNN.—Adjutant FARLING, of the 147th, furnishes the following respecting the death of THOMAS DUNN, of Co. I of that regiment. The deceased was about 23 years of age, and was a soon of CORNELIUS DUNN, of this city:
HEADQUARTERS 147TH N. Y. V., IN THE FIELD,
Five miles below Fredericksburg, Va.,
May 31, 1863.
Sergeant Dunn, son of Cornelius Dunn, of Oswego, was removed from our regimental hospital to the Division Hospital at Acquia Greek, on the 28th, where he could have better treatment and attention. He died the next day. We did not suppose he was in any serious danger when he was removed. He was a faithful and good soldier, always doing his duty promptly; he was quick, steady, intelligent and generally respected by officers and men, His body will be embalmed and sent home. We cannot get permission for any one to go home with the remains. Military restraint here is too rigorous.

OSWEGO, July 24, 1863.
MRS. CAROLINE L. CHURCH—will be pleased to know that we saw her husband, Mr. J. B. Church, of Co. F, 147th regiment, during our recent visit to the battle field at Gettysburgh [sic]. He is in the hospital there, severely wounded in the right thigh. It is quite possible that amputation of the limb may become necessary.
He desired me to write to you. It was a great comfort to me and will be to you to know the happy condition of mind you husband was in. He had learned to put his trust in his Saviour, whose promises of help in time of need have never failed his people. He expresses perfect resignation to the divine will, whatever it might be; though he desired much to see his wife and family. But if it was the will of his Heavenly Father that he should be denied this comfort he hoped to meet them in Heaven.
Your husband has every care possible. Every want is supplied by strange but kind and sympathizing hands.
You have made a noble offering to your country, and you cannot lose your reward. Very respectfully, O. J. Harmon.

From the 147th.
The following letter is from Jas. K. Nichols, a soldier in the 147th Regiment, to his father, Daniel B. Nichols.
GETTYSBURG, Pa., July 7th, 1883.
DEAR PARENTS:—You are long ere this expecting to hear from me, and I now, for the first time, take pen in hand to write.—I was shot in the left arm above the elbow and am getting along well; will be well in two weeks.
Becker is shot in the knee, and broke one bone, but will get it set and be well before many months; Al. Bartly shot dead Chauncey Miller is not hurt; Wm. Flanery prisoner; Peter Perry, prisoner; C. Backus, prisoner; Denney Connely, wounded; Lieut. Schenck, wounded, dangerously;—Lieut. Van Dusen is killed; Joe Disten, killed; Joe Eldred, killed; Ed. Yoping shot in thumb; John Smith and Dan Chitman are not hurt; Pat Brown is also safe; Bristol and Hubbard are all safe, with a slight wound in Hubbard's head; Miles Baker is shot in the face; Orderly King wounded in the arm, slightly.

FUNERAL SERMONS.—The funeral sermon of HENRY F. MORTON, who was a member of Co. F, 147th regiment, will be preached by Elder HANSON, of Scriba, at 2 ½ p. m., on Sunday next, in the grove at Mexico Point. If the weather be unfavorable the sermon will be preached in the Church at Mexico.
—The funeral sermon of CHAUNCEY SNELL, who belonged to the 147th regiment, will be attended at the Methodist Church in New Haven, on Sunday August 30, at 1 1/2 o'clock p. m.

THE ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY SEVENTH REGIMENT.—By the return of Captains SLATTERLY, WRIGHT, PARKER and GARY last evening from the battle-field of Gettysburgh [sic], we have corroboration from participants of the bloody nature of the contest. Capt. WRIGHT describes the conflict as far more terrible than any which he has witnessed. The storm of iron and lead was terrific, and entire regiments were nearly annihilated.—The 147th suffered terribly, but of course, it is impossible to yet ascertain definitely the number of killed and wounded. There was only a portion of the regiment engaged, numbering about three hundred, the remainder being in hospital and on detached duty. At the last call of the roll before the above officers left the scene of action, but sixty-nine answered to their names.—It must not be surmised, however, that the balance of the number engaged have fallen. In the excitement of a general engagement men become detached from their regiments and days frequently elapse before they again rejoin them.
We are glad to learn that the wounds of the above officers are not severe, with the exception of Capt. WRIGHT, who received a ball in his right arm below the elbow, which shattered one of the small bones; Capt. GARY was struck in the head by a ball, which cut through the scalp; Capt. SLATTERLY received a ball in his thigh; the ball has been extracted, and the wound bids fair to shortly heal up.
Lieut. Col. MILLER'S wound, we are happy to learn does not incapacitate him from attending to his duties.
As soon as we receive a list of the casualties in the 147th, we will lay it before our readers.
P. S.—The following is a list of killed and wounded of Company K., 147th regiment:
KILLED—Sergt. John Hinckliff, James Hudson, Theopulus Barburick, Thomas Ryan.
SERIOUSLY WOUNDED—Capt. N. A. Wright, John B. Featherstonaugh, Sylvester Quick, mortally wounded.
SLIGHTLY WOUNDED—Sergt. Wm. Kinney, (in right shoulder); Sergt. John McDonald, (in right shoulder); Sergt. Thomas Glynn, (three fingers off); David Anson, shoulder; Thomas Cooper; Charles Clark, thigh; Oliver Dubo, left eye; Robert Harrison, left arm; John Lumfrey, thigh; John Perchaway, W. E. Sparks, John Tester, shoulder and leg; James Lish, arm.
MISSING—Levi G. Lennox, Charles Barker, Sergt. George C. Harris, W. W. Featherstonaugh, James Durand, John O'Niel, Thos. Bannister, David Welch.

Timely Aid.— Hon. O. J. Harmon and Philo Bundy, of Oswego, passed through here yesterday afternoon, on their way to the Army of the Potomac, having been delegated by the citizens of that place to extend every possible aid to the wounded of the 147th (Col. Butler's) regiment.

From the 147th Regiment.
[The following account of the Battle of Gettysburg, is from a private letter from officer of the 147th Regiment. It is interesting as giving a detailed account of doings of that Regiment in that terrible engagement.]
Wednesday, July 1st, 1863, will ever remain a memorable day with the inhabitants of Oswego, for on that day some of her best blood perished by rebel ballets, and left the bodies of many of her sons dead upon the fields around the town of Gettysburg. We reached the neighborhood of the town and went across the fields with the town on our right, at a double quick, loading our muskets as we went.
The town is surrounded by ridges of low hills running parallel with each other from 80 rods to half a mile apart, with occasionally a high hill standing alone like a sugar loaf. We passed to the rear of the town, or west of it rather, went over one of these ridges called "Seminary Hill"—down this hill we went at a double-quick, the shot and shell flying in all directions. We reached the foot of the hill and formed in line of battle under shelter of the ridge in front of us. A battery got into position to the top of this ridge, by the side of a farm house.—The 95th N. Y. and the 14th Brooklin [sic] were on the left of the battery, then on the right of it was a railroad cut. The right [sic] flank of our brigade was the 147th, the 67th N. Y. and the 56th Pa.
Where 147th was posted was a field of wheat, and we could see nothing and did not know where the rebels were till they fired a volley into our ranks, and could only tell then by the way the wheat was mowed in front of us by their bullets. On the first fire while we were advancing, Hiram Stowel and Celestine Berkley were killed instantly for I saw them fall. Then Fred. Rife, one of the finest men I ever saw, both in personal appearance and gentlemanly conduct—and as a soldier he had no superior in the ranks; in fact, I have not a man but I can give a good name, for they have all won my respect by their good conduct and soldierly qualities.
When we had advanced our lines to the front far enough, the men were ordered to lie down and fire as fast as they could, which they did with effect, I should judge. We had laid here perhaps 6 or 8 minutes when a party of rebs to the number of 40 I should think, rushed up the hill and took a position just acorss [sic] the railroad cut on the left of and not more than 8 rods from my company, where they poured a scathing flank fire in to us, and some few fell back, but we soon drove them out of that. I picked up several guns which lay there on the ground near me, but not one of them would go off. I finally got hold of one that I thought would go, and saw a strapping great reb start out of the fence for the rear. I raised up and drew bead on him, but that gun was a "dead beat," so I missed my shot, and Jonny Reb got off with a whole skin. But I saw several that did not escape, for they lay keeled up in all shapes over the hill.
Capt. Gary was wounded in the first of the action, and Col. Miller just after. At the time the latter was wounded, an order was given to fall back, but it was not heard by the Major, and the 56th and 76th on our right, fell back, leaving us alone, and in less than ten minutes a whole brigade of infantry came down on our right wing. Company A. and company F. were over the rail fence in a corn field until the rebs came on our flank, when they came back on to the side most of the regiment was on. All this time there was a continual roar of musketry. The batteries limbered up and dashed off the field. When the order was given us—"In retreat—double quick march"—was the next command, and we started for the ridge about a quarter of a mile distant towards the town, which was the first and only protection we had. I should think 50 or more, (myself among the number,) being close to the railroad cut jumped down that for protection from the fire of the rebs on our flank, but we had no sooner got fairly into the cut (which was about ten feet deep) than we discovered we had "jumped from the frying pan into the fire," for about 30 rods down the cut the rebs had thrown up a baricade [sic] of rails, and as many of them as could stand behind that used their powder and balls to the best of their ability, and many of our men perished before they could get out, and a large number were wounded. I immediately climbed up the opposite bank as soon as I discovered their position, and
All that could did the same. How any of us escaped out of that trap alive, I cannot tell. It could only have been a kind Providence that shielded me through this fight, for I have had hair-breath escapes without number, still I have not the least scratch, neither has my clothes a single rent.
While passing up the bank out of the cut, the bullets threw dirt in my face and over my hands, as I grasped hold of shrubs and sticks to assist me, they passed between my hands and body, around my head, between my legs, and all around me the bullets flew, and sounded like a lot of angry bees. During the fight Peter Shutts and Parkhurst lay right by the side of me, bold as heroes, which they were, and held their position till the final order was given, and as we were passing off the field, Peter came up by my side, and we found Aylsworth lying wounded, and asked us to help him off the field. Peter took him on one side and I on the other, but his thigh was broken and he could not walk, and we could not carry him and escape, so we laid him down and run with the rest.
Our color bearer was shot, and the colors taken by Sergeant Wybourn, and he was wounded, and when nearly off the field a shot struck him in the back passing thro' his knapsack, wounding his back slightly and knocking him down as flat as though he had been struck on the head. He gathered himself up and we soon joined the Regiment on the flat near the town; but it looked more like a company than a regiment—which was the case—for we had but about 100 men to reform. We got some water and immediately marched back up the hill, and went to the right of where we first went in—but not so far to the front. We formed a barricade of a rail fence in the timber on the ridge—expecting the rebels would attack us—but we had no sooner got the barricade done when we were ordered to advance. The whole brigade jumped over and advanced through the woods to the clearing, here we had a rail fence, and about 40 rods across the meadow, behind another fence was the rebels. We fought them there about half an hour. Gen. Paul with his brigade was on the right of us, and as soon as we were ordered back, the rebels thought we were retreating, and they out and after us. This was just what was wanted. They no sooner broke cover than Gen. Paul advanced on them,—charged and took a stand of colors and about 500 prisoners. We, in the meantime, had fallen back on to the ridge, and finally under the ridge, for a rest, but there was very little rest, for the rebels kept us well stirred up with shot and shell—trees were falling in all directions, cut down by solid shot, and limbs cut off every instant by the bursting of the shell. We lay here about half an hour, and were finally ordered to retire from the field, but before we got to the road the order was countermanded, and we were ordered to support the 1st Brigade, which was hard pressed at that time. Ammunition was sent for and distributed, and we were all ready to go in again, when an order came to retreat to town.
Now, on our right flank was a broad meadow flat, a mile wide, and in the afternoon two Divisions of the 11th corps was sent there with a battery, to prevent a flank movement on our corps and the town. Just as we were ready to go into to the relief of the 1st Brigade, these 11th corps men broke, and let the rebels right on to us, and the order was immediately given to "Retreat to the town at a double quick." The Rebels discovered our predicament, and followed us very close, firing volley after volley into our retreating column. I could not run, so took a walk, and got into town with the rear of our column. The rebels were in town before us, and harassed our troops very much as they passed up the streets of the town, killing a great many—particularly mounted men and battery horses. Some shells were thrown into the town, doing some damage, and killing a number of men. We got through town, and our Brigade organized in the Cemetery, and marched across the road and encamped for the night—tired soldiers that night—with powder-begrimmed faces and weary limbs and aching hearts; for at roll call we mustered 105. This ended the first day.
The most of our wounded lay on the battle-field where they fell, till the three days battle was over, before they were brought off. They say the rebels used them well, gave them water whenever they asked for it, but at the same time stole everything stealable that they could lay their hands on. They stole everything the boys had, but their coats, shirts, pants and shoes, and probably would have stole them could they have got them off. They robbed the dead of nearly everything they had on; and the burial party who had the burying of our dead, did it in a very shiftless, slovenly and disgraceful manner.
Mr. Bundy can tell you something about the appearance of the ground, as I showed him the field of our first fight. While looking around I picked up a bible, and on opening it found it belonged to one of my men—Alexander McAmbley—which leaves me more in the dark than ever, as to his whereabouts. I begin to fear he is dead, but cannot tell.
On the morning of July 2d, we were moved through a field where we had batteries planted, to a piece of heavy timber. Here we had orders to lay down, and about three o'clock our batteries opened on the rebels who were coming forward in heavy columns to attack our right wing. Some of the 2nd and 12th corps had thrown up rifle pits some two miles or more through the woods, along the crest of the hills.—About sundown the rebels attacked the rifle pits, and we were ordered to reinforce a part of the line that was hard pressed. It was a hard job to get the men forward in the face of such a fire as they were exposed to, in order to reach the pits—the experience of yesterday was a fearful reminder, but they soon started forward with a shout at a double quick, and were soon safe under shelter of the breast work. The work was going on in good earnest when we went in, and we did not leave that place nor cease firing till 10 o'clock at night, when the rebels withdrew, and our boys lay in the pits all night. As soon as the fight was over, I got permission to go to the rear and find a surgeon. I went back, but could not find one, so I came back into the woods and found lot of leaves scraped together behind a large rock. I made use of them by ma­king them my bed, and with my empty haversack for a pillow, I slept very com­fortably till morning. About sun-rise, the morning of the third, the rebels attacked again with great fury, and our regiment was not relieved till nearly 8 o'clock. They were allowed to rest a short time, and were sent into the pits again. During the morn­ing fight, 2d Lieut. Box, Co. A., had his arm broken by a ball, which has since been amputated at the shoulder. He is here at  this hospital, and doing well. 2d Lieut. Sylvester Taylor, Co. E., went for some cartridges, and was killed by a musket ball before he got back. We remained in the pits about an hour, when we were relieved by some fresh troops. We were sent into the front this way 4 times, the last time we came out about 2 o'clock, and lay down  in a hollow, back of a ridge, but we were very much exposed here to the rebel shells, fired from the other wing, which came clear over us, and exploded in the woods where we were, and many of them went clear over us and exploded in the rebel lines! Our line of battle the 2d and 3d was in the shape of a horse shoe with the heels out.
The rebels made a boast that they would or must break our right, before the morn­ing of the 3d, but they were disappointed, I think, in their expectations, for they only succeeded in getting a goodly number of their men into a trap, and they became prisoners.
The officers would tear cartridges for the men as fast as they could fire them. The men's guns often became so heated that they could not handle them without blis­tering their hands; then they would lie down and rest while the musket cooled, and some one else who had rested and cooled his musket, would take his place; two men would fire as fast as I could tear the cart­ridges and hand them the balls and cups of powder.
For several days I could scarce hear myself speak by spells, caused, I think, by the concussions. My compass has become perfectly useless since the fight; the bar had lost its magnetic influence during the engagement. A gentleman living in Gettysburg told me yesterday he did not hear such steady and terrific musketry any time during the fight, as he heard on the evening of the 2nd, on our line. We had plenty of help—a part of the 2nd corps and of the 12th corps was with u s ; and good stand up fighting men they were too—just the men we like to join hands with in a scrimmage of that sort.

From the 147th Regiment.
Extract from a private letter from Adj't FARLING of the 147th Reg't, dated
HEADQUARTERS 147TH N. Y. VOL. IN THE FIELD
5 miles below Fredericksburg,
May 23, 1863.
This is the sixteenth day since we pitched our shelter-tents and made Camp at this point, after the terrible campaign across the river. When we halted here we knew not that we should remain a day, a week, or a month. Still, we here continue, and we are as ignorant of the duration of our tarry now as on the first encampment. There are no present indications of a movement, however, and have not been, if I except an alarm at night, a week ago, when the rebs were reported about crossing the river to attack us. The alarm was false, and we resumed the calm that preceded it. The future 'plans' for this army are as yet in embryo—if they have any form of existence—judging from appearances here, unless the enemy, flushed with some confidence from recent results, may attempt to make an offensive movement against us—of which there are rumors, growing out of statements made by a deserter from the rebel lines last night. Matters are very quiet within our lines. This regiment, and the whole army of the Potomac, has been sweltering in the heat for a fortnight, every one essaying to make himself comfortable, but with poor success, for the heat penetrates and follows whithersoever we go. Our camps have been converted into pine bough 'arbors' to cut off the heat which furnishes us but limited protection, and we have to endure what we cannot cure. The health of the regiment is very good, if I except a prevailing diorrhea [sic] from which a considerable number of the men and officers have been suffering since the last march. It may be ascribed to the severe taxation of the energies of the troops in the ten days campaign, and the drinking of bad water. The malady is now subsiding, however, and there are but comparatively but few remaining cases. I regret to announce however, that we lost by death, one of our very best officers, a victim of the late march. Capt. GEORGE A. SISSON, of Co. D. who came out as 1st Lieut. and was promoted on the resignation of Capt. Hulett, died in our Regimental Hospital, on the morning of the 13th inst. after a five days illness.—He literally died from over-exertion. He looked very badly on the 7th, the day we reached this camp, but struggled on with determination [sic], refusing to give up. But the task was too much for his constitution, and he died in five days after. He was an excellent officer, a noble young man, and devoted to duty. His loss is lamented by the whole regiment.
The quietude of the camps and the army is only relieved now by picket duty along the river, which furnishes some incidents and topics of conversation. The river is narrow, and the Union and rebel pickets confront each other on either side. Could you visit that locality one of these "hot" days an unsophisticated stranger to the relation these armed lines of men bear to each other, you would hardly conceive they were enemies, who might, at any moment, be bro't to "position" by "orders," and open a deadly shower of bullets upon each other. The whole line of pickets on the Rappahannock is a constant scene of friendly conversation and intercourse between the opponents. Union and rebel soldiers are constantly in the river bathing with each other. Rebel officers and men visit our pickets on this side. Our men (but I know of no officers,) visit the rebels on the other side.—Friendly and sprightly conversation is constantly kept upen between the two sides of the river. Trading, fishing and swapping is also constantly going on. This intercourse has been prohibited by orders on the part of our commanding general, but it seems impossible to stop it. The 'Rebs' congratulate those of our regiments whose term of service is about to expire, wishing them a "safe journey home, and happiness hereafter." They express themselves uniformly as "tired of the war" and "wish it might be settled in some way." This, you will say, is a novel spectacle under the circumstances, and so it is. But is it not "natural?" These men have no feeling of hatred or hostility towards each other. Could they be permitted, they would fraternize under the old Constitution, and live in peace together.

From the 147th Regiment.
BALTIMORE, July 13.
To the Editor of the Oswego Commercial Times:
DEAR SIR—Please find enclosed a statement of such facts, the best we can give, of what we found at Gettysburg. The wounded were scattered around for miles, but they are being rapidly transferred to hospitals —mostly to Philadelphia.
We did not send anything from Gettysburg because there was scarcely any communication with the rest of the world—there had been no mail for three days the Postmaster told us this morning. You can scarcely realize the confusion which pervades every department of life there—the Government has possession of the Railroad between Gettysburg and Baltimore, and access or egress to or from the place is almost impossible for passengers. The whole country seems to be rushing there to look after their wounded friends. Everything indicates that the carnage of that battle was terrible—much the most severe among the rebels—the country is filled with their wounded. We have had many talks with them, of which we will tell you when we see you.
We have said nothing of the killed or missing yet, because further inquiries at Philadelphia, where we expect to go tomorrow, may correct our notes on those points—we have only given you the names of those we saw at Gettysburg.
We are not sorry we came, though we are pretty much used up by exposure and hard travel. These poor wounded boys would almost spring from their beds as they saw a face they were familiar with—and then, too, we found, as at other times they had, many of them, been robbed of every penny they had by the rebels, who held them for a short time as prisoners—and a little money to them now is worth many times its ordinary value.
The regiment is now at Hagerstown, and may be engaged in another battle before to-morrow. Should we find before leaving Philadelphia that they have been again cut up, we think we should visit them before returning.
In haste, your obd't servants,
O. J. HARMON,
P. BUNDY.
Jerry Hartigan, Co. I., wounded in right knee and left foot, getting well. In hospital at Gettysburg, since sent to Philadelphia.
George P. Acker, Co. D., slightly wounded in left knee. Left Gettysburg for Philadelphia, July 10th.
Henry Miller, Co. B., left leg amputated. 
Edwin G. Aylsworth, Co.—wounded in thigh, leg amputated. He lingered till  Friday morning, July 10th, when he died two hours before his father reached Gettysburg, and his body was carried to its resting place in the Lutherian church yard, in Gettysburg, by his comrades, followed by the afflicted father, and the few sympathising [sic] friends who were there with him.
Thos. Glinn, Co. K., wounded in hand, three fingers off, doing well.
John Lafarge, Co. I., left leg amputated, doing well.
Samuel Lasarge, Co. A., wounded in left leg badly, broken above knee. Seemed to be doing well.
Englebert Kerfine, Co. E., wounded in hip, doing well.
Sergt. William Eaton, Co. F., wounded in hip, cheerful and doing well.
Samuel Carpenter, Co. E., shot through the lungs and died July 10th.
Morgan L. Allen, Co. C., wounded in thigh, bone broken, serious.
John Barbett, Co. D., wounded in leg.
John Tester, Co. K., wounded in leg, doing well.
Casimer Sowell, Co. A., slight wound in leg.
James Glinn, Co. H., slightly wounded in leg.
David Haydon, Co. B., seriously wounded in thigh, leg must be amputated.
I. B. Church, Co. F., seriously wounded in right thigh, must suffer amputation.
Josiah F. Benton, Co. H., lost left arm.
Alvin P. Bush, Co. F., seriously wounded in leg.
Lawrence Moore, Co. B., wounded in left shoulder, seriously.
John Bettenger, Co. F., wounded in face.
D. P. Welch, Co. E., wounded in shoulder.
Henry J. Orton, Co. E., wounded in elbow.
James Durant, Co. K., slightly wounded in leg.
James Mahoney, Co. B., seriously wounded in chest, died July 11th.
Asa Pettengall, Co. F., wounded in five places, seriously. Fear that he cannot live.
M. Baker, Co. D., serious wounds in neck, face and thigh.
Patrick O'Connor, Co. B., wounded in thigh, doing well.
Elias Henness, Co. C., wounded in side.
Joseph Stotenger, Co. E., leg amputated.
S. Laird, Co. F., wounded in leg, getting well.
David Johnson, Co. H., serious flesh wound in thigh.
Thos. Ryan, Co. K., seriously wounded in thigh, bone broken, is doing well.
Frederick Irishman, Co. H., died on the 11th inst.
Chauncey Sewell, Co. F., right arm amputated, and wounded in both legs.
Frederick M. Mills, Co. F., wound in left foot, doing well.
John B. Featherstonaugh, Co. K., wounded in right ankle, doing well.
Charles H. Zee, Co. H., seriously wounded in right leg.
William Cow, Co. E., seriously wounded in thigh.
William Kinney, Co. K., wounded in shoulder, think he will get well.
Simeon Barbette, Co. B., wounded in leg and arm, is doing very well.
Charles Mahler, Co. H., seriously wounded in abdomen, may recover.
Alanson Curtis, Co. B., shot through neck and face, serious wound, but will probably recover.
Lieut. John F. Box, Co. A., left arm amputated, seems cheerful and hopeful, and will probably recover.
John E. Coe, Co. G., left arm amputated.
Victor D. Halleck, Co. H., flesh wound in thigh, doing well.
Richard Brown, Co. I., wound in right arm.
Calvin Harrington, Co. E., wound in arm.
The above named were found at the hospitals in and around Gettysburg, all of whom we saw.

How General Dix Punishes Recreant Officers.
GENERAL ORDERS—NO. 25.
HEADQUARTERS, DEPARTMENT OF VIRGINIA,
SEVENTH ARMY CORPS, FORTRESS MONROE, Va.,
March 31, 1863.
In publishing General Orders No. 51 of the War Department, containing the proceedings of a court martial, of which Colonel D. W. Wardrop, Ninety- ninth regiment New York Volunteers, was President, dismissing from the service Lieut. Cortlandt Van Rensselaer, of the One Hundred and Forty-eighth New York Volunteers, and Lieut. John D. Lee, Quartermaster of the First regiment New York Mounted Rifles, the General Commanding deems it proper to state the reasons which influenced him in recommending their dismissal to the President of the United States.
In the case of Lieut. John D. Lee, Quartermaster of the First regiment New York Mounted Rifles, the proceedings, finding and sentence of the Court were not approved, because the Commanding General believed that the Court should have met their responsibilities as guardians of military discipline and good order by a more severe punishment. Lieut. Lee's conduct was in the highest degree unsoldierlike and insubordinate; and the Commanding General could not quite understand how the Court, while finding him guilty of using foul and abusive language, of saying that the Assistant Quartermaster (Capt. Ludlow) would find out by night who hid the horses, and of declaring that there were not guards enough to prevent his taking them, should have acquitted him of the charge of conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman. The evidence shows that the language of Lieut. Lee was not only foul and abusive, but exceedingly profane. That his conduct was unbecoming au officer admits of no doubt. If it was the opinion of the Court that the use of such language as was disclosed by the testimony was not unbecoming a gentleman, the Commanding General does not understand the intention to be to give countenance, even by indirection, to an ungentlymanly vice, but to recognize the fact, without approving it, that it is a practice in which persons otherwise gentlemanly sometimes indulge. The Rules and Articles of War have stamped it with public disapprobation, and thus Lieut. Lee was guilty, not only of a breach of the law in this respect, but, to say the least, of the highest official indecorum. The whole proceeding was a gross violation of military propriety on his part, and on that of Colonel Dodge, of the Mounted Rifles. The Colonel was aware that a difference had taken place between Lieut. Lee and Capt. Ludlow, the Assistant Quartermaster at Norfolk, in regard to the horses in the custody of the latter; and his orders to Lieut. Lee, who was sent with a party or armed men into Gen. Viele's command for the purpose of obtaining them, were not to come back without them. The testimony of Stephen F. Mills, quartermaster sergeant, a witness produced for the defence, shows clearly a distinct purpose on the part of the Colonel to take the horses without Capt. Ludlow's consent, if necessary; whereas, if be had been actuated by the proper spirit of his profession, he would have directed Lieut. Lee not to take them without Capt. Ludlow's consent, and he should have directed the Lieutenant, in case the Captain refused to give them up, to appeal to Gen. Viele, the commanding officer of the district, for an order for them. The question was treated by the counsel of the accused as mainly one of title to the horses. This question had nothing to do with the gravamen of the offence. If Capt. Ludlow withheld the horses wrongfully, the obvious course was an appeal to his immediate superior for redress. They could not be taken out of his custody forcibly or against his wishes, without a gross breach of discipline. It was not simply an offence against the officer in whose rightful custody the horses were placed for the time being, and against Gen. Viele, the commanding officer of the Norfolk district, but it was an outrage on every rule of military order and subordination, which the Commanding General feels it his duty to stamp with marked disapproval and censure. Such examples are destructive of all discipline, and are calculated to bring military authority into contempt. The only palliation of the conduct of Lieut. Lee is to be found in the nature of the orders he received: and the Commanding General concurs, with deep regret, in the opinion of the Court, that in the major portion of the offence committed the accused acted under the orders of his superior officer, Col. Dodge.
In disapproving the sentence pronounced by the Court in the case of Lieut. Cortlandt Van Rensselaer, of the One Hundred and Forty-eighth New York Volunteers, the Commanding General thought that the determination of the Court to dismiss him from the service should have been adhered to, and that the punishment should not have been reduced, on subsequent reflection, to a suspension of rank, pay and emoluments for six months. The offence of Lieut. Van Rensselaer was not only a violation of one of the Rules and Articles of War, the penalty for a breach of which is death, but it was a stain on the military service. It was shown by the testimony that he sent a squad of men to a farmhouse to get a sheep. He pretended that he gave them permission to go and buy one; but he neither furnished them with money, nor saw, as was his duty, that they were provided with the means of making the purchase. Not finding a sheep, the men proceeded to rob two helpless women of their poultry. The whole transaction was a barefaced act of pillage. Two among the most honorable names of New York, borne by the accused—Van Rensselaer and Van Cortlandt—thus became associated with the plunder of a poultry yard. It is by acts like these—acts unworthy of gentlemen and honest men—that the military profession is dishonored and abased. No punishment can be too severe for those who, by their unscrupulousness, earn not only for themselves, but for the honorable men with whom they are associated, the character of thieves and plunderers; for it is unhappily in the power of a few members of a regiment or corps, by their unworthy conduct, to bring reproach upon their whole body. The Commanding General earnestly trusts that his command may not be again dishonored by a transaction like this. The war in which we are engaged to maintain the authority of the government and preserve the existence of the Union, must not be perverted from its high purposes to the pillage of private property. The plunder of defenceless families and unprotected women is the work of cowards, and not of brave men. While, therefore, the Commanding General proclaims his determination to visit with the severest penalties every outrage of this description, he calls on all under his command to aid him by their influence and by their zealous co-operation in maintaining with the utmost strictness the rules of the service, in preserving the character of the profession of arms from all taint, and in submitting to the just restraints of honorable warfare.
By command of Major General DIX. Louis H. PELOUZE, Assistant Adjutant General.

From the 147th Regiment.
The following is an extract from a private letter from an officer of the 147th Regiment, dated, "In Hospital, near Gettysburg. July 16th, 1863:"
I yesterday, with Dr. Sinegar, of the 7th Indiana, who is one of the Hospital Surgeons, took a ride along our left line, to the extremity at Round Top Hill, then crossed the plain to the rebel lines, and up their lines to the rear of the town. It was a long ride, and we were both very much fatigued when we got back. It was a longer ride than we thought for when we started. I do not regret the fatigue, for I saw sights such as can only be witnessed once in a life time. We struck our lines at the Cemetery, and followed them two miles or more. About half a mile from the Cemetery I should think the severest fighting was done. The breastworks here were very slight, so much so in places, that the boys had filled their knapsacks with sand and laid them along the top of the stones that were piled up in front of them. We had nearly 200 pieces of artillery in the fight, and nearly all of it was posted on this line. This line was a ridge, with a long, smooth, sloping meadow in front, with several fences across it, which impeded the rebel forces very much in their charges on our batteries. It sloped very much to the rear, furnishing excellent protection to our reserve artillery and infantry. The Round Top hill was on the extreme left of this line, where we had a battery of artillery, which annoyed the rebels so much that they charged several times to take it, but were each time repulsed. At that part of the line above mentioned, where the men put their knapsacks on the breastwork, was a fearful slaughter; some 10 or 15 dead horses lay where the battery stood, and the graves of our dead were as close as men could be laid for a long distance. The unexploded shell and solid shot lay so thick that our horses were continually hitting their feet against them as we passed over the ground.
The rebels had charged on this point time  and time again, at the same time concentrating their artillery fire on the same point. The lines would waver; but when the charge came our reserves were on hand, and every time Johnny Reb came death and distruction [sic] was his portion, and each time they were repulsed; but we suffered as well as they. But it could not have been  as severe as theirs, for they had to charge nearly a quarter of a mile across a smooth meadow, exposed to shell and grape and cannister. After we reached Round Top we struck across to the Rebel lines. Be­tween our lines and the rebel lines, we found graves of Union and rebel side by  side; the old slouched cloth hat, and the trim, dark blue army cap, were laying close by.
We had occupied the road running from Emmetsburgh to Gettysburgh [sic], but it was not tenable, so our forces withdrew to the position on the ridge, leaving the rebels in possession of the road, but they could not hold it to any purpose, for it was much lower than our rifle pits and batteries.
We reached the rebel lines, about three quarters of a mile distant, in some places a mile, some more. Their rifle pits were well put up, in many places they had three lines, and several off-sets or short arms thrown out in front of the rest.
Along a little ravine where there was some water running, the surgeons had used the banks of the stream to dress their wounded. Debris of all sorts was strewn along the bank, blankets, pieces of pants, coats, hats, shirts, drawers, cartridges and cartridge boxes—everything a soldier wears was to be found at this place, having been stripped off the wounded when their wounds were dressed. Back on their second and third line of pits we found the clothing and debris of surgical operations the same as we found alongside of the ravine.
We passed up the line towards the town. We now began to see the effects of our artillery. We passed dozens of trees (they were sheltered by timber along nearly the whole line) that were struck within 3 feet of the ground, while their artillery was used at a great elevation and passed entirely over our forces in a great many instances and exploded in the right wing or beyond in their own lines. Trees as large as a man's body were cut entirely down in many portions of the wood. Others, two feet in diameter were bored through like an augur hole, others were struck by percussion shell and split for 20 feet like a lightning stroke (the timber was all oak.) We at length reached a portion of their lines where our batteries could get a concentrated fire on them, and such havoc and destruction I saw no where else on either line as I saw within the space of half a mile of theirs. Within the space of an acre we counted as many as 50 dead horses, two exploded caissons (or ammunition chests) and the shot and shell covered the ground; ruin and destruction was apparent on every hand. I do not see how the Rebels held it as long as they did. They probably wo'd not have held it so tenaciously had they not expected to break our lines by their overpowering bodies of infantry, and they needed the batteries in that position to assist us. We thought it was hot with us on the second and third day, but, judging from what I saw, I am convinced it was threefold hotter for them along that portion of their line, than it was on any part of our line. I presume we saw 150 dead horses along the rebel lines; but what surprised us was that we only saw in all our ride seven graves of the rebels in rear of their lines. Our folks buried 3500 after they evacuated, and a Surgeon in town told me that the rebels buried a great many, and raised no mound, so that it is impossible at present to get a correct estimate of their killed.—This was a stroke of policy on their part. 
For several days after the battle wound-ed and well rebels were brought in continually, and they were sent forward to some other point as fast as they could be carried by rail.
The College buildings are appropriated for the use of the wounded Rebels, and they are cared for by their own Surgeons. The Government Medical Purveyor furnishes everything to the rebels that they do to our surgeons, and the Sanitary and Christian Commission deal out as liberally to them as to ours. I do not think that this is right; give them whatever is necessary, but not one cent's worth of luxury. Many of those who are furnished with rich wines, jellies, soft bread, blankets to lie on, and good knit hospital coats, (furnished by the Purveyor and different Commissions,) swear that they are anxious to get well only to join their strength against us whenever they have an opportunity.
I hate the sight of a rebel be he living, wounded, or dead; my hate exceeds any other passion I ever was possessed of.—When I see them pass in squads along the street, I wish for my boys with their good muskets, and I would cheer them on till not a rebel was left.
Do you wonder I hate them? My friend Peter lies cold by their bullets. Others of my boys are now festering corpses on the field; and those boys were brave defenders of our country, and the bulwark of our freedom, protectors of the Constitution; while they, our foes, are destroying what we are trying to protect. I learn more and more, of our boys who were wounded and lay on the field during the three days fight, of the operations of the rebels among our killed and wounded. Many of our dead they stripped of everything except their shirts. Do you wonder I hate them. The dirty, slouched, low-lived crew!
The news has just come that Gen. Lee has succeeded in escaping across the river. The hope that has cheered every soldier's heart is now blighted, for we all anticipated a master stroke, and the annihilation of Lee's army at Williamsport, and we had reason to expect it.

From the 147th Regiment.
The following letter was written by R. I. SPENCER to Mr. CHEENEY of Granby:
TEN MILES S. W., of LEESBURGH, Va.,
June 22d, 1863.
We all write with a pencil, while on a march, our seat the ground, our cap the desk, so that it may be called "laboring under difficulties," and you may imagine why we do not write oftener.
On the 8th instant it was currently reported at our Corps Hospital, near Acquia Creek, where Mrs. S. and myself were located,—she as matron, and I as attendant,—for the last two months, that LEE had moved, and our hospital would be broken up, and the sick and attendants sent to Washington or returned to their regiments. We chose to return to our regiment, at White Oak Church, and accompany them on the march. Of course, we did not consult our own ease and comfort in so doing, but knowing there were plenty of hospital attendants in and around Washington, we believed that the post of duty and usefulness was with the 147th regiment, to which we belong, and for whose health and comfort we came to labor.
On the 12th the regiment broke camp, marched west, crossed Falmouth and Acquia Creek Rail Road, in sight of Fredericksburg, and camped the first night at Deep Creek, twenty miles west of Falmouth. We continued our forced march four days and a part of each night in a round about direction, and reached Centreville, where we stayed one day and two nights; and if ever weak, weary, foot-sore mortals prized a little rest, we were the crowd. There had been no rain for eight weeks. The ground was parched; the dust raised by the march of 12,000 troops,— the First Army Corps,—the movement of one thousand army wagons and ambulances and an accompanying drove of cattle, was suffocating, and the heat was just what your northern farmers call splendid corn weather.
On the 16th we marched to Herndon Station, on the Alexandria and Leesburg Rail Road, where we remained another day and night; and on the 19th we marched to our present camp, where we have since remained. As I understand our corps is the second in advance, the 5th being in and around Leesburg, and three others in the rear, south of us, forming a line of some 3 to 50 miles parallel with the Potomac and in defence of Washington, where we await the further demonstration of LEE. You must make all allowance for the correctness of all this, as we privates and all inferior to a Star, know comparatively nothing of what transpires outside of our own regiment or brigade; and what we do know, we are by no means sure of.
Orderly KING, our mutual friend, is well. We sent Serg't JOHN ADAMS, of company D, and JOHN E. PEER, of company A, to Fairfax Station, to be forwarded to Washington. ADAMS has typhoid fever, but we hope not dangerous, and PEER has chronic diarrhoea. I do not now think of any others from your vicinity who are sick. RICHARD DAY, company D, has been in regiment hospital, but is now convalescent.
There is a faint prospect that King may get his deserts and be promoted to a lieutenantcy. When Capt. Sisson's place is fill­ed, however, it is by no means certain, for he is a man who has invariably, without fear or favor, looked after the interest of his company in drawing rations, in attending sick calls, and, especially, in his untiring attention to the members of company D, when sick in hospital and in quarters.—Of his labors for the sick, no man in the regiment has had a better chance to know than myself. Of his soldierly qualities I know but little, but have always heard him honorably represented. I hope he may succeed, for I know he has the best interests of the service and the comfort of his men at heart. However, "kissing goes by favor," not by merit, in military service; though our Colonel, and I believe all the staff, are in favor of putting the best men in the appropriate place.
I suppose you are having quite an exciting time since this raid of the Rebs. Well, it needs a severe lesson to teach northern politicians the folly of all this political braying. They must be as dumb as asses and as contrary as mules not to see that all this partizan strife tends to encourage the Rebs and prolong the war. I wish you could hear what the army think of it.—There is a majority of Democrats in the 147th, and they would as soon skin a copperhead, as crop a rabid, ranting abolitionist, and I think a little sooner.

THE 147TH.—The 147th Regt. was engaged in the late battles at Gettysburg, losing 9 officers; no lists of killed and wounded are received. Capt. Delos Geary, Edw. Parker, P. W. Slatterly and N. Wright are among the wounded. Capt. Parker is wounded in the leg, and arrived home, at Sand Bank, on Monday evening. He thinks that Joseph Stuyvesant, son in law of Mr. Jno. Rice, is killed. When he left the whole of the 147th was missing, except about 50. He says our loss in the fight was 30,000.
We also hear that Lieut. J. F. Box is wounded in the arm.

THE 147TH REGIMENT:—Captains GARY, SLATTERLY, WRIGHT and Parker, of this Regiment, arrived in this city, on Monday evening last. They were all slightly wounded in the late battle at Gettysburg. About three hundred of this Regiment only were engaged in the battle, the balance being on detached service, and in the Hospital. Of those engaged in the battle, only
sixty-three answered to the roll call after the battle. The balance were killed, wounded, or missing.
The following casualties in Co. K. (Capt. Wright's,) is all that we have received:
KILLED.
Serg't John Hinckliff.
Private James Hudson.
  "  Theopulus Barburick.
  "  Thomas Ryan.
WOUNDED.
Capt. N. A. Wright, seriously.
John B. Featherstonaugh, "
Sylvester Quick, mortally.
Serg't Wm. Kinney, slightly in shoulder.
  "  John McDonald, "
  "  Thomas Glynn, three fingers off.
David Anson, shoulder.
Thomas Cooper, slightly.
Charles Clark, thigh.
Oliver Dubo, left eye.
Robert Harrison, left arm.
John Lumfrey, thigh.
John Perchaway, slightly.
W. E. Sparks, slightly.
John Tester, shoulder and leg.
James Lish, arm.
MISSING.
Serg't George C. Harris.
Levi G. Lennox.
Charles Barker.
W. W. Featherstonaugh.
James Durand.
John O'Neil.
Thomas Bannister.
David Welch,
We have been handed a private letter from Mr. R. H. SPENCER, dated July 5, giving the following casualties in companies G. and B.
Co. G.—KILLED.
Peter Shutts, Serg't.
Frederick Rife, Corporal.
Hiram Stowell, private,
Peter Ziegler,  "
Celestine Berkley.
WOUNDED.
Capt. Gary, scalp wound, slight.
John Coe, Serg't, shot through left hand
Norman Craft, shot through right hand.
Henry Horton, shot in right shoulder, slight.
Edward Dahm, shot left side—slight.
Cha's Mitz, shot over right eye—slight.
Hiram Trap, shot through hand.
Albert Juno, shot in neck—slight.
William Flack, shot in left thigh—flesh wound.
John Moshier, shot in shoulder and leg.
Edwin G. Ailsworth, shot is thigh—leg amputated.
Frederick Ershman, shot in ankle.
Elam Goodrich, shot through left hand.
Missing, and supposed to be prisoners—
James A. Darrow, Oren W. Dana, John Siegourney,
John Wetherby.
Co. B.—WOUNDED.
Alverson Curtiss, shot in the face, jaw fractured—in our hospital and doing well.
Samuel Barbou, musket ball in left leg.
Jason Hall, shot in right arm, and Lawrence Conover, shot in left arm—these are in our hospital and doing well.
Co. H.—Capt.Slayton, in foot, not serious.
  F.—Tho's Carr, corp. side, slight.
   Charles B. Skinner, right arm.
  D.—Serg't King, right arm, slight.
  I.—Lieut.McAssey wounded and missing.
Mr. Spencer says the Reg't went into the fight with over 400 guns on Wednesday, and after three days' fight, during all of which time they were under fire, they mustered 147.

COMMERCIAL TIMES.
Oswego, Saturday Evening, July 18.
CITY AND COUNTY.
WOUNDED AND SICK OF THE ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY-SEVENTH REGIMENT.—
Messrs. HARMON and BUNDY, who were sent by our citizens to look after the wounded of the 147th regiment, have returned. They have thoroughly explored the hospitals of Baltimore, Gettysburg, and Philadelphia. Their labor has been very arduous and they return very much fatigued. During one night they slept upon the battle-field of Gettysburg where some rebels and some six hundred horses yet remained unburied. The trees in the adjacent woods are completely shivered with shot and shell, showing the terrible nature of the conflict.
Below we print the report of the Committee:
The following names of wounded and disabled members of the 147th regiment was obtained at Baltimore and Philadelphia on our return from Gettysburg. Francis G. Devendorf was in first day's battle, not wounded, but is sick at Camp Patterson, Baltimore.

AT WEST PHILADELPHIA HOSPITAL.
Oliver Leroy, Co. A, left knee, badly, but doing well.
John Moore, Co. A, in neck and cheek, getting well.
Robert Harrison, Co. K, two wounds in right arm, doing well.
Jesse Robins, Co. F, sick with fever, not wounded.
Elisha Ingram, Co. H, was in hospital.
Lawrence Cavanough, Co. B, slight wound in left elbow.
Patrick Maguire, Co. I, slightly wounded, out on pass and we did not see him.
Charles Clark, Co. K, left hip, slight wound.
Thomas Cooper, Co. K, wound in head, severe but not dangerous.
Oliver Dubo, Co. K, in the eye and hip.
Thomas McManis, Co. K, not wounded but sick.
Patrick Maguire, Co. K, wounded in foot.
Edwin Woodburn, Co. I, wounded in back, flesh wound.
John Galvin, Co. I, sick, diarrhoea.
John Lumprey, Co. K, in hip, flesh wound, doing well.
Patrick Gray, transfered to battery L, 1st N. Y. artillery, hit in back, not serious.
Lewis Byron, Co. A, in right arm, not badly.
Michael Daly, Co, K, in right elbow, no bones broken.
J. R. Nichols, Co. D, left arm above elbow.
Patrick Farrell, Co. B, in right leg, not badly.
Frank Geer, Co, A, in right wrist, getting well.
Owen Riley, Co. I, flesh wound in left thigh, doing well.
Thomas Lanigan, Co. I, in leg and wrist, was a prisoner four days.
John McDonald, Co. K, left shoulder, flesh wound.
Millard Ure, Co. F, in hip, bone not broken, doing well.
Ransom G. Ball, Co. D, in side with buck shot, slightly, doing well.
Martin V. B. Richardson, Co. F, ball through both shoulders, doing well.
John C. Cratsenberg, Co. C, flesh wound in right thigh; doing well.
Chas. B. Skinner, Co. F, in right arm severely, but getting well.
Chauncey G. Miller, not wounded, but worn out by the march to Gettysburg.
Herbert Gilbert, Co. C, in left hand; getting well.
W. W. Hathaway, Co. F, sick.
Alexander King, Co. D, flesh wound in arm.

IN GERMANTOWN HOSPITAL.
Jerry McCarty, Co. I, wounded in left arm; not serious.
Almon W. Seeley, Co. B, in left arm and flesh wound under left ear; doing well.
Thomas Shane, Co. B, in left shoulder by a piece of shell; not badly.
David Anson, Co. K, flesh wound in left arm.
Nelson Dimond, Co. A, flesh wound in left thigh.
William Haskins, Co. H, flesh wound in left hip.
John Cranshaw, shell wound in neck; transferred from Co. I to Battery L, First New York.

IN CHESTNUT HILL HOSPITAL.
Norman Crafts, Co. G, in right hand; slightly.
Edward Damm, slightly wounded; went to Hospital, but returned to regiment July 14.
W. H. Horton, Co. G, flesh wound in shoulder.
P. Williams, Co. I, sick; been in Hospital since 18th of June.
James D. Corey, Co. C, sick; admitted to Hospital 18th of June.
Alexander Gugett, Co. G, sick; admitted to Hospital 20th of June.
The Committee have noted several facts, circumstances and incidents interesting more particularly to personal and family friends of the parties named in their report, which they will be happy to communicate to such persons at any time when they may call upon them at their respective residences or elsewhere.
As to the names we have given, we speak from absolute knowledge, having seen and conversed with all the parties. We have information as to other members of the regiment,—of some who were killed prisoners, or who have gone on with the army, which we shall be happy to give as we may have opportunity.
O. J. HARMON,
P. BUNDY.
OSWEGO, July 18, 1863.

For the Patriot and Gazette.
Lieut. G. D. Mace.
Among the names of the many noble heroes who fell at the battle of Gettysburg, none, perhaps, are more deserving of a word of praise than that of Lieut. Guilford D. Mace. I knew him well. Fifteen years ago he was a class-mate at Falley Seminary, and although then but a youth of fifteen summers, his quick perception and his wonderful capacity for learning made him older than his class. He became a splendid scholar. This, together with his kind and genial nature, won for him many warm friends. In after years he visited Brooklyn, entered the profession of ship building, and soon rose to the position of master mechanic. One year ago he visited his native town of Volney. It was about the time the Government was so loudly calling for volunteers. His country called, and he was among the first to enlist as a private, in company F, 147th Regiment. His example did much in encouraging others to volunteer. He was made Orderly Sergeant and afterwards promoted to Lieutenant.—He fell on Wednesday, July 1st, in the first engagement, at the terrible battle at Gettysburg, while gallantly leading his men. He was first wounded slightly, but would not leave the field; and when he saw the regiment falling back, he staid in front, cheering his men, and said: "Do not fall back, boys, but give the Rebels what they deserve!" Col. Miller writes to his brother that he was first shot in the neck, then he was hit in the back, which broke it; and while lying on the field, among his wounded men, conscious that he must die, he sent word to me, to write to his wife, and tell her he was killed. He had not more than told it, before a shell exploded, blowing him all to pieces, and killing sev­eral more men lying near him. 'Tis terri­ble!
Guilford was idolized by his men, and loved by all who knew him. Poor boy! he seemed like a brother to me, and I think I could not feel worse, if he really had been. But he has gone. He, by his example, in­spired his men with that confidence and courage, that made many a Rebel bite the dust. We have lost a brave and noble of­ficer; you have lost one of the best of brothers; your parents one of the best of sons. And, above all, his poor wife and children have lost one of the kindest and purest of husbands and fathers. He has left a wife and three young children to mourn his death, whose only consolation can be that they have laid upon the altar of their country, their heart's idol. May a kind Father's hand sustain them, is my prayer.           H. N. G.
Fulton Aug. 5th, 1863.

From the 147th Regiment.
The following is an extract of a letter from R. H. SPENCER, of this Regiment, connected with the Hospital service, dated
HOSPITAL 1ST DIV. 1ST A. C.
Near Gettysburg, Pa., July 13.
"We have got through the intense excitement, and the incessant labor of establishing our Hospital, operating upon the wound­ed, and getting provisions and other neces­saries, and feeding the hungry. You can have no idea of the suffering, not only from wounds, but from hunger. Our Regiment went into the fight with only one day's ra­tions. The supply train was kept in the rear. Our boys had drawn no rations for two days. On Tuesday, June 30th, they made a forced march of some 30 miles; on Wednesday, July 1, they were hurried on, being in the very front of the advance, and  before noon, with the rest of our brave Division, were precipitated by their gallant leaders upon the masses of our daring and crafty foe. Neither Gen. Reynolds or Gen. Ewell knew the force of the other, but confident in the bravery of his favorite Corps, and especially reliant upon the oft-tried va­lor of "Old Wadsworth's" Division, the gallant 1st, of which we are a part, (our  regiment having been put in a Brigade, and connected with a Division which had been through all the fights under McClellan, Pope, McDowell, Burnside and Hooker,) were led by the lamented Reynolds into the very front of the fight, and boldly at­tacked the corps which Stonewall Jackson commanded—the same corps which had re­cently defeated Milroy, and captured his entire train of ammunition and supplies at Winchester. This corps was the very pride of Lee's army of invasion, and outnumber­ed our corps two to one. Each knew the other when they met. The rebels had  been told that they were to meet only raw militia, but when they charged down upon our ranks and discovered the 2nd, 6th and 7th Wisconsin, the 19th Indiana, the 14th Brooklyn, the 95th N. Y., the 78th N. Y., and 24th Michigan, and found themselves precipitated upon the steel of these veter­ans, they exclaimed, "we are deceived, 'tis the Army of the Potomac." When Gen. Reynolds fell, Gen. Doubleday assumed the command, in whom the boys had equal con­fidence. In the very front rode the daunt­less Wadsworth, waving his sword, amid the shower of shell and shot, and not one whit behind was our brave old Gen. Cutler —the hero of many a fight as Colonel of an invincible Wisconsin regiment. The gray locks of these two Generals were con­spicuous; the latter had two horses shot under him. The war has witnessed no en­counter more desperate. Our 1st and 2nd Brigades seemed to strive which should fight most recklessly—they were complete­ly surrounded by foes, and notwithstanding they were repeatedly ordered to fall back, neither would give an inch of ground unac­companied by the other. Here was where our boys suffered such fearful slaughter. Of 436 only 60 had kept together to form the second line after getting back. Of Co. G., 36 went into the fight with Capt. and 2nd Lieut. One 1st Lieut. is on Gen. Wadsworth's staff, and escaped unhurt. After the first engagement Lieut. Pierce brought off from the field seven men. Since then 4 have joined the Regiment. We now have 11 men.
We are well and hearty, happy in being useful, and joyful that this cursed rebellion is being wiped out, and the crazy abolitionists, and the blood-thirsty rebels are reaping their harvest of blood, shame and disgrace. God be praised, the Right must and will prevail."

From the One Hundred and Forty-Seventh Regiment.
Camp 147th Reg't N. Y. V.
Sept. 30th, 1863.
To the Editor of the Oswego Commercial Times:
SIR—Having a few moments leisure I concluded to drop you a line. We are now encamped about five miles southeast of Culpepper, on a very pleasant piece of country, with a beautiful stream of water running along the edge of our camp. The health and spirits of the regiment are good, and the boys are rejoicing on account of the regiment being filled again. About two hundred and twenty-five conscripts have joined the regiment during the last week. We have had two short marches within a week. The new men stand the fatigue well. Our pickets are on this side of the Rapidan, but in some places are in close proximity to the rebel pickets.
A very pleasant ceremony took place last evening on dress parade in the form of a presentation to Major Harney, of an elegant sword, sash and belt. After the parade was dismissed the regiment formed in a square, in order that all might view the scene. The presentation was made by Adjutant Farling in a brief but highly complimentary address, as follows:
MAJOR HARNEY—SIR: I have been selected by the officers and non-commissioned officers of this regiment who are present in the field, to convey to you a tangible token of their respect and esteem for you as a gentleman, a brave and true soldier. When the Government was calling for men in the summer of 1862, when the people everywhere were in the midst of excitement and efforts raising troops to support our National standard—when this effort was progressing in our own home community—you were a stranger among us. We knew you only as a soldier in the service of the United States, whose term of service had just expired in the regular army. We were looking for proper men to lead the volunteers, flocking to the support of the old flag, and we accepted your proffered name as Company commander with avidity, and thank heaven! we have had abundant cause under all the trials, vicissitudes and struggles through which the regiment has passed, to rejoice with thankfulness in the good fortune of your selection. You, Sir, was identified with the regiment in its organization;
you have followed it in its marches, its hardships and its battles; you have shared with it in its toils in constructing military roads, forts and other works on the southern defenses of Washington; you marched with us through Maryland to Aquia and shared in its hard service there,—also at Falmouth Station, at Belle Plain, and in the trying mud march of January last, and in the crossing of the Rappahannock below Falmouth in May, and the terrible Saturday march to Chancellorsville in that bloody two day's campaign. But above all, Sir, you have been with us in all the recent and terrible marches of the Maryland and Pennsylvania campaign, and in the memorable and bloody and triumphant battle-field of Gettysburg, when our leaders all left us but you. It is more especially in commemoration and in hearty admiration for your brave and soldierly skill and bearing on that occasion that we have felt impelled to present you with this token, this beautiful sword, sash and belt —appropriately inscribed. We ask you to accept this offering, Sir, not with any view to ostentatious show, without hope of reward in return, not for political objects or motives, but an offering, Sir, from frank and simple hearts that sincerely cherish noble virtues. Accept these emblems of your office and calling, Sir, and with them our sincere prayers for your future safety, prosperity and happiness,—and while we thus remember the gallant deeds of the living in our noble regiment, let us drop a soldier's tear to the memory of those gallant officers and comrades who yielded up their lives on that bloody field.
To which Major Harney very briefly responded:
FELLOW SOLDIERS AND FRIENDS: I thank you cordially for this expression of your regard and esteem. If in the discharge of my duty I have gained the respect and confidence of the gallant officers and men of the 147th, it is to me a source of the high­est satisfaction, and I shall endeavor to hold that which I have gained by conduct that I hope will merit your continued approbation and esteem.
The sword and trappings cost $200. The former is a splendid piece of workmanship from the establishment of Tomes Son & Melvain, New York city. The scabbard is of heavy silver, and the bands, hilt, &c, of gold plating and mounting. The blade is inscribed on one side with the name "Gettysburg," and the motto: "A soldier's wealth is his honor." The other side has "A tribute of respect to Major Harney, in testimony of his gallant conduct at Gettys­burg, July 1st, 2d, 3d and 4th, 1863. Pre­sented by the Commissioned and non-Commissioned Officers of the 147th N. Y. V."
D. H. Crosier,
Clerk Company A.

APresentation.
Camp 147th N. Y. V., on the Banks of the Rapidan Eight Miles below Culpepper, Sept. 30th, 1863. Editors Atlas & Argus:
Sir: A pleasant ceremony took place near the banks of the Rapidan in the 147th N. Y. V., on the afternoon of the 29th of September, in the presentation of a magnificent Sword, Belt and Sash to Major GEORGE HARNEY, now, and for some time past, in command of the Regiment. In the terrible battle at Gettysburg in which the 147th bore a conspicuous and noble part, going into the conflict with over four hundred men, and loosing 287, killed, wounded and missing, the cool courage and soldierly bearing of Major HARNEY, excited the admiration and love of the Regiment, and the officers and non-commissioned officers, who still remain in the field, determined to make him a proper offering, expressive of their high esteem and admiration. The sword and trappings cost $200.
The former is a splendid piece of workmanship, from the establishment of Torneo, Son & Mulvain, New York city. The scabbord is of heavy silver, and the bands, hilt, &c., of gold plating and mounting. The blade is inscribed with the name of "Gettysburg," and the motto in latin: "The soldier's wealth is his honor. The other side has: "A tribute of respect to Major George Murray, 147th N. T. V., in testimony of his gallant conduct at Gettysburg, on the 1st, 2d and 3d days of July, 1863." The presentation took place at Dress Parade, at 6 P. M. The regiment was drawn up in three sides of a square. The officers came to the front and centre and Adjutant Farling made the presentation in a brief address, substantially as follows:
Major George Harney—Sir: I have been selected by the officers and non commissioned officers of this regiment, who are present in the field, to convey to you a tangible token of their respect and esteeem [sic] for you as a gentleman—a brave and true soldier. When the Government was calling for men in the summer of 1862; when the people everywhere were in the midst of excitement and effort, raising troops to support our National standard. When this effort was progressing in our own home com­munity you were a stranger among us. We knew you only as a soldier in the service of the United States, whose term of service had just expired in the regular army. We were look­ing for proper men to lead the volunteers flock­ing to the support of the old flag, and we accepted your proffered name as a company commander with avidity, and, thank Heaven, we have had abundant cause, under all the trials, vicissitudes and struggles through which the regiment has passed, to rejoice with thankful-ness in the good fortune of your selection.
You, Sir, was identified with the Regiment in its organization—you have followed and led it in its marches, its hardships and its battles— you shared with it in its tolls in constructing military roads, forts and other works, on the Southern defences of Washington—you have marched with us through Maryland to Aquia, and shared in its hard service there—also, at Falmouth Station, at Bell's Plain, and in the trying "mud march" of last January, and in the crossing of the Rappahannock, below Falmouth, in May, and the terrible Saturday's march to Chancellorsville, in that bloody ten days campaign. But, above all, Sir, you have been with us in all the recent terrible marches of the Maryland and Pennsylvania campaign and in the memorable and bloody and triumphant battle-field of Gettysburg, when our lead­ers were all absent but yourself.
It is more especially in commemmoration [sic] of and in hearty admiration for your brave and soldierly skill and bearing on that occasion, that we have felt impelled to present you with this  token—this  beautiful  Sword,  Belt  and Sash, appropriately inscribed. We ask you to accept this offering, Sir, not with any view to ostentatious show, without hope of reward in return, not for political objects or motives, but an offering, Sir, from frank and simple hearts that sincerely cherish noble virtues. Accept these emblems of your office and calling, Sir, and with them our sincere prayers for your future safety, prosperity and happiness; and while we thus remember the gallant deeds of the living, in our noble Regiment, let us drop a soldier's tier to the memory of those gallant comrades, officers and men, who yielded up their lives on that bloody field.
Major George Harney very briefly responded:
Fellow Soldiers and Friends—I thank you cordially for this expression of your regard esteem. If, in the discharge of my duty I have gained the respect and confidence of the gallant officers and men of the 147th Regiment, it is to me a source of the highest satisfaction, and I shall endeavor to hold that which I have gained, by conduct that I hope will merit your continued approbation and esteem.
The ceremony then closed and soldiers' congratulations passed freely around, among officers and men. The whole affair was of a very gratifying character. It was not designed as an ostentatious parade, with sinister political or pecuniary objects, but a sincere tribute to gallant worth from what is now but a skeleton of a former strong regiment that has been nearly consumed in hard service and battle. The 147th Regiment, Mr. Editor, as well as the First Corps, have not been so fortunate by way of correspondence as some other corps of this army, and consequently we have never seen a just and adequate statement of their achievements in the terrible battle at Gettysburg.
The First Corps is entitled to the credit of withstanding the full brunt of the first day's fight, with the exception of some aid afforded by the Eleventh Corps—a large portion of whose men broke and ran away, on the first assault of the enemy on our right But for about three hours, the 1st corps alone held the overwhelming force of the enemy in check, and took over 2000 prisoners.
In the afternoon, when in danger of being flanked by the Rebel left wing, which drove back the 11th Corps, the gallant 1st slowly retired, and took position on the heights in the rear, and held them, while the other Corps came up, and took position preparatory to the renewal of the struggle on the second day. It is no more than just that the 1st Corps should have the credit due.
Its mere skeletons of regiments that came out of that awful first day's fight, very emphatically told the story of their terrible and bloody struggle against a greatly superior force; and among those who breasted the hottest of that deluge of iron and lead, was the 147th N. Y., the 4th regiment went to the field from Oswego county, bravely led by Major Harney, to whom the officers of the regiment have made this presentation.

147th Regiment.
Editors Atlas & Argus:
Oswego, Oct. 29.
My attention has been called to a communication published in your paper of the 6th inst., purporting to be from a member of the 147th Regiment N. Y. V., and in which he gives an elaborate account of a sword presentation to Major George Harney, who has been in command of the regiment during the illness of Col. Butler and the temporary absence of Lieut. Col. Miller to Elmira, where he had been detailed to receive conscripts.
In the simple fact of a presentation to Major Harney there is nothing that can give offence to any one, it being simply a testimonial of regard to one whom all admit to be a skilful officer and a brave man; but in the presentation speech, contained in the communication alluded to, there is a very evident intention to ignore entirely the just claims to bravery of Lieut. Col. Miller and other officers of the regiment and to withhold from them that meed of prayer which is most deservedly their due.
In an allusion to the services of Major Harney in connection with the regiment, I find in this presentation speech the following remarkable language:
"But above all, sir, you have been with us in all the recent terrible marches of the Maryland, and Pennsylvania campaign, and in the memorable, and bloody, and triumphant battle field of Gettysburg, where all our leaders were absent but you."
Now, what idea the gentleman intended to convey by the closing line of the above paragraph, I do not pretend to state; but to all who are acquainted with the real circumstances of the bloody affair at Gettysburg, there seems to be a disposition manifested in those few words to slight the important services of Lieut. Col. Miller on that occasion.
Lieut. Col. Miller is a young man widely known and highly esteemed by a large circle of friends and acquaintances in this city, of which he is a native. Almost at the very breaking out of the war, he raised a company and went forth, with the rank of captain, in the old 24th," the first regiment sent out from this county. In all the trying scenes through which that regiment passed, he served with honor and distinction—participating in all those bloody engagements which proved so disastrous to our army, and so decimating to the ranks of the old 24th. Upon the organization of the 147th Regiment he was, at the request of the war committee of Oswego, transferred to that regiment with the rank of major; and subsequently, upon the resignation of the colonel, he was promoted to his present position. Since that time, through the ill-health of the present colonel, he has been thrown in command until within the past few weeks; and in all the hardships and toilsome marches incident to a soldier's life, he has been identified with that regiment. In the terrible and sanquinary conflict at Gettysburg, where prodigies of valor were performed on every side, no man was more deserving than he; until at length, during that awful day's battle, while leading his regiment into the thickest of the fight, he fell, knocked senseless by a rebel bullet, inflicting a severe wound in his head, and he was borne  from the field, while the command then de­volved upon Major Harney. Such, Mr. Editor, is the true statement of the case; but, in the glowing laudations of the conduct of Maj. Har­ney, the gentleman seems wholly to forget that other officers deserve equal credit—as Captains Wright, Gary, Parker, and Slatterly, who obtained their severe wounds in that battle, and should have some praise. I trust, therefore, that, in justice to the many friends of Lieut. Col. Miller, who is now sepa­rated from his regiment and unable to defend himself from the attacks upon his character made during his absence, you will give pub­licity to these facts; for we are convinced that, in the communication referred to, great injustice has been done one who, at least, deserves a passing notice.
Yours, &c.,             A  G. Comstock.  

From the 147th Regiment
     Camp at Kelley's Ford, Va., 
December 17, 1863.   
Our camp is situated on the south side of  the Rappahannock and close to Kelley's Ford. You must almost know the place, you have heard so much about it in the newspapers. It is a desolate looking place now. Kelleysville is almost torn down; the few houses that are left standing are well marked with shot and shell which passed through them. The hills in the vicinity of the Ford are also well marked with field works, rifle-pits, &c. The country around is dotted with the graves of the brave men of both armies, who died gallantly fighting for the cause each loved best.
Our Division Camp is situated in a large belt of timber. The men have their huts all finished; some of them are very nice and comfortable, but the location is unpleasant and unhealthy; the camp now looks like a vast bed of black mortar. The surface is covered with a thick coat of decayed vegetation,—men and horses traveling through the camp will sink, the horses up to their knees in some places, and the men above their shoes. There are quite a number getting sick already; indeed it would almost make a man sick to look at the camp this morning.
I have just returned from a two days' tour of picket duty and am under the care of Dr. Coe. I am not very sick, only a little worn and tired; the duty was very hard and I had not fully recovered from the fatigue of the last expedition.
I may as well say a few words here in relation to the trip across the Rapidan.
The cause of our failure is given fully in the newspapers; it would be unnecessary to speak of that here; I will give a short sketch of the part the regiment took in that expedition. We broke camp at day break Nov. 26th, crossed the Rappahannock, marched all day through the woods, (the artillery using the road,) and went into camp about 10 P. M. near the Rapidan. We lay there a few hours, was called up and was on the road again at 3 A. M. on the 27th. We then crossed the Rapidan and marched all day through a region known as "the wilderness," and halted about 10 P. M., During that day (the 27th) an incident occurred which I will relate, as it helps to illustrate the character of the guerrillas of Virginia. A part of the train in front of our Division while traveling through a very heavy timber was stopped by a few men dressed in our uniform, and the teamsters informed that they were on the wrong road, and told that if they would turn to the left they would soon gain the right road. The teamsters not suspecting anything wrong did as advised; a large portion of the train followed, until at last one of the teamsters suspecting something wrong, refused to go any farther,—a fight ensued, in which the teamster was killed; the guerrillas came  out of their hiding places—some formed in line to protect others who employed themselves in robbing the wagons and turning the mules and horses lose. They did not have much time to do their work, for three regiments of the First Brigade of our Division immediately deployed, and with a yell charged on the rebels and sent them flying in all directions. Our bits ran them out of sight in less than five minutes.
November 28th we moved out at 8 A. M. and went into position in front of the enemy at Robinson's tavern. Our regiment was detached, and I was directed to relieve a regiment of the Second Corps, which I did and had my skirmish line established before daylight. The enemy did not advance as was expected. Our Brigade was formed in two lines of battle (our regiment in the front line) and advanced through a thick growth of timber, driving the enemy before us. We then came to an open plain close to Mine Run and under the enemy's guns; we then halted, the rain began falling heavily; companies I and G skirmished with the enemy until dark, we remaining in position ready to support them. At dark firing ceased; we had only one man wounded, private Dirkee, Co. I. The ball passed through his cheek bone and settled in his neck. Capt. McKinley commanded his company (I) although suffering from fever. The Captain could not be induced to remain in hospital while there was any fighting going on; the exposure of that day nearly killed him. He was sent to Washington a few days ago for medical treatment; I hope he will soon recover, for he is as good a soldier as ever drew a sword in the service of the United States. An army of such men could not be beat.
Nov. 29th and 30th the regiment remained under arms.
December 1st the regiment was detailed on picket duty. I was directed to cross Mine Run, hold and protect two bridges which had been thrown across the creek during the day. I crossed and posted the men close to the rebels, and ready for a fight next morning, but it was decided not to make an attack on the rebel works, so I was ordered to fall back and destroy the bridges, which I did at 3 o'clock the next morning, taking up the bridges and setting fire to the timbers, without losing a man. The night was piercing cold; I got chilled through, and have not got over it yet. We found it would not do to attack the rebels,—the reasons of this you have learned through the papers some time ago.
The regiment did very well during the expedition, only a few of the conscripts were badly frightened; one fellow shot himself through the hand and another through the foot, in order to be sent to the rear. But if this regiment is properly handled this Winter it will be a good one in the Spring. H.

From the One Hundred and Forty-seventh
Regiment.
CAMP NEAR CULPEPPER, VA.,
Feb. 15, 1864.
To the Editor of the Oswego Commercial Times:
I saw in a late copy of the Daily Palladium, a notice of one of the officers arrived in Oswego, and his statement concerning the part the 147th took in the recent reconnoisance to the Rapidan, "that we were one of the first to feel the enemy," &c. Now, I do not want to detract from the Regiment, nor do I want more than its due. The fact is, the Regiment marched with the corps to within a few miles of Raccoon Ford, and camped in the woods—a low, wet place it was—and remained there, that is, the Regiment, with the exception of three companies who were ordered back under the command of Capt. Hugunin, to guard the ambulance train and a battery, laying about a mile in the rear. In this position we laid until we were ordered back. But a certain officer having a leave pending, also an extension, redeived [sic] his extension the morning we were ordered to march, and concluded not to go on the march but fall back in good order to Oswego, and falling back to Culpepper, received his leave, I understand, the next day, (Sunday) and then left for the rear.—So how could he get any nearer the truth than he did?
The weather has been very cold here for a few days. I think it is the coldest that we have had this winter, for my canteen froze up and burst last night. The men suffer much for want of gloves, and we will have a good deal of cold weather between this and April. We are living on short rations now, too, for what reason I don't know. But we have not a sick man in the hospital. We have splendid water and good quarters.
It snowed a little yesterday, and the Blue Ridge looks white. The weather is moderate to-day. Yours truly,
FILE CLOSER.

Letter from the 147th.
CAMP OF THE 147TII, N. Y. V., CULPEPPER VA.
MARCH 19TH, 1864.
EDITOR JOURNAL, SIR:
As I had not anything of much importance to do, to-day, I thought I would try and write a little. I was a resident of Catlin, in Chemung County, owning a small spot of ground where my family stays, and worked out by the day to gain a living. The draft of July, 1863, came and I was among number that were called out to fight for their country. I obeyed without a murmur and am now in the Army of the Potomac. I have passed through two battles without a scratch, although at one time I got a hole cut in one shoe, and at another time, at Mine Run, on the skirmish line within five rods of the Johnies pickets many of my comrades felt the cold lead, others got their clothes cut. One that lay in the grass about five feet from me raised his head and received a ball that will be carried by him to his grave. Several have died this winter from disease of one kind and another. We are on the front, cavalry raids are common to our pickets. We are under marching orders about half of our time and once we chased the Johnies across the Rapidan river and burned a small village at Raccoon Ford called Raccoonville. Last night at 5 p. m., we had orders to pack up and be ready to move at a moment's notice. Two deserters came in yesterday, stating that the Johnies intended to make a raid on the village of Culpepper on the evening of the eighteenth of March, so we were on the look out for them. They did not come, and we are ordered now to make ourselves as comfortable as possible [sic]. We are all in good spirits and are willing to see the Johnies come to our place, but hate to go to their hiding place and try to drive them from it.
May the Stars and Stripes wave triumphant over our land once more.
Very Truly Yours, Chauncey N. Robinson.

From the 147th Regiment.
Camp of the 147th  N. Y. V., Culpepper, Va., April 10th, 1864.
To the Editor of the Oswego Commercial Times:  
We are still at our old camp, and shall in all probability remain here for several weeks to come, on account of the weather, for it is rain, rain, rain. For about ten days it has rained, and sometimes snowed, about every day. It is making up now not only the principle but interest, also, for the remarkably fine winter we have enjoyed, as there has been scarcely a rainy day.— For two days and nights back it has rained continuously. It cleared off last night, and this morning was a very fine sunshiny morning.
At 2 o'clock the regiment was paraded, to take a last look of our beloved battle-soiled, bullet-torn flag, it being pierced by over thirty bullets. It is to be returned to the citizens of Oswego, who presented it to the regiment. Honorable scars. The men look upon it with pride as well they may, for are not they, many of them, battle-worn and bullet-scarred? When we have been on review, and the old flag was unfurled, the hearts of all would thrill with unaccountable feelings. We are very choice of it. It has never been dishonored, and is returned unsullied to those who presented it; and although it is torn, tattered and uncomely, yet in our eyes it is surrounded with a halo of glory far surpassing its youthful days, when, in all the glory, and pride of our new "blue coats," we received it. Lieut. King who is going home on leave for ten days, is to take and deliver it to Oswego.
The sutlers and all citizens within the lines are ordered to be away by the 16th inst., and officers' extra baggage is to be sent to the rear by that time.  This will deprive us of many comforts, especially in the sleeping line, for we need nearly as much bedding as earlier in the winter.—But it is of no use to say why, but do it. There is no why nor wont in the army. Our regiment has great praise for cleanliness, drill and discipline [sic]. The General calls it a model camp. 
There is one thing which tends to discourage and engender bad feelings, with the officers, viz: the transfer of men from the army to the navy. It is now quite prevalent. After we have spent time and money freely, even denying ourselves, (and no one knows the harrassing [sic] duties of recruiting until he tries it,) it is hard to have our men taken away from us, without our consent and against our will. How can officers keep up courage, and keep their companies and regiment full as it is their interest to do, when used in this way? Shortly after the regiment came out, an order came allowing men to enlist from the volunteers into the Regular army. Many availed themselves of it. About one year ago, there was another order detaching men to serve in batteries, and now another to allow transfers to the navy. The regiment has lost many good men in this way. Why not offer the same bounties to seamen directly, and not make us do the work for them? I have from my company about twelve transferred and eleven on detached duty, &c. Whole number of men in company eighty, and only forty-seven present for duty. The remainder are scattered from Culpepper to Oswego.
Very respectfully, your obe't serv't,
G. H.

COMMERCIAL TIMES.
Oswego, Monday Evening, April 18.
From the 247th Regiment.
CAMP OF THE 147TH N. Y. V., CULPEPPER, VA.,
April 10th, 1864.
To the Editor of the Oswego Commercial Times:
We are still at our old camp, and shall in all probability remain here for several weeks to come, on account of the weather, for it is rain, rain, rain. For about ten days it has rained, and sometimes snowed, about every day. It is making up now not only the principle but interest, also, for the remarkably fine winter we have enjoyed, as there has been scarcely a rainy day.—For two days and nights back it has rained continuously. It cleared off last night, and this morning was a very fine sunshiny morning.
At 2 o'clock the regiment was paraded, to take a last look of our beloved battle-soiled, bullet-torn flag, it being pierced by over thirty bullets. It is to be returned to the citizens of Oswego, who presented it to the regiment. Honorable scars. The men look upon it with pride as well they may, for are not they, many of them, battle-worn and bullet-scarred? When we have been on review, and the old flag was unfurled, the hearts of all would thrill with unaccountable feelings. We are very choice of it. It has never been dishonored, and is returned unsullied to those who presented it; and although it is torn, tattered and uncomely, yet in our eyes it is surrounded with a halo of glory far surpassing its youthful days, when, in all the glory and pride of our new "blue coats," we received it. Lieut. King who is going home on leave for ten days, is to take and deliver it to Oswego.
The sutlers and all citizens within the lines are ordered to be away by the 16th inst., and officers' extra boggage [sic] is to be sent to the rear by that time. This will deprive us of many comforts, especially in the sleeping line, for we need nearly as much bedding as earlier in the winter.—But it is of no use to say why, but do it. There is no why nor wont in the army. Our regiment has great praise for cleanliness, drill and discipline [sic]. The General calls it a model camp.
There is one thing which tends to discourage and engender bad feelings, with the officers, viz: the transfer of men from the army to the navy. It is now quite prevalent. After we have spent time and money freely, even denying ourselves, (and no one knows the harrassing [sic] duties of recruiting until he tries it,) it is hard to have our men taken away from us, without our consent and against our will. How can officers keep up courage, and keep their companies and regiment full as it is their interest to do, when used in this way? Shortly alter the regiment came out, an order came allowing men to enlist from the volunteers into the Regular army. Many availed themselves of it. About one year ago, there was another order detaching men to serve in batteries, and now another to allow transfers to the navy. The regiment has lost many good men in this way. Why not offer the same bounties to seamen di­rectly, and not make us do the work for them? I have from my company about twelve transferred and eleven on detached duty, &c. Whole number or men in company eighty, and only forty-seven present for duty. The remainder are scattered from Culpepper to Oswego.
Very respectfully, your obe't serv't,
G. H.

COMMERCIAL TIMES.
Oswego, Wednesday Evening, May 14.
CITY AND COUNTY.
Flag of the 147th Regiment.—The flag of the Fourth Oswego Regiment was last evening presented to the City Council, to be by them preserved among the archives of the city. At the proper time during the evening, Capt. GARY, of this city, and formerly of Co. G, 147th Regiment, was introduced to the Mayor and Council, when he read a communication from Col. MILLER, dated "Headquarters of the Regiment, (near Culpepper,) April 9th," presenting to the city the battle-torn banner. Capt. GARY accompanied the letter with a brief and appropriate address, which Mayor GRANT responded to in a patriotic and eloquent speech. The flag bears marks of having been carried into the front of the fire, and we hope those who so bravely upheld it on the field may soon return to enjoy in peace and quiet the liberty its defenders fought to maintain.

COMMERCIAL TIMES.
Oswego, Saturday Evening, May 14
CITY AND COUNTY.
Casualties in the One Hundred and Forty-Seventh.
Below we give a list of the casualties in the One Hundred and Forty-Seventh Regiment, so far as we have been able to glean them from the lists reported. We also give the residence and company of the wounded where we have been able to ascertain them:
KILLED.
Colonel FRANK C. MILLER, Oswego.*
WOUNDED.
Name.     Residence,    Company.
Capt. A. R. Penfield, Oswego,        H.
Lieut. Jas. Kingsley, Oswego,        K.
Adjut. H. H. Lyman, Pulaski,        --
Lieut. ____ Lawler,  Oswago,        E.
Lieut. F. N. Hamlin, Oswego,        K.
L. D. Barber,  Albion,       C.
John Bartlett,    Williamstown,   C.
F. Brown,      Oswego,       G.
Freeman Berose,    _____        --
Abiatha Clark,    Volney,     A.
J. Welch,       _____        --
J. Cummings,    Amboy,     H.
P. Galen,      _____      --
P. Cushman,  Oswego,       G.
Thomas Carden,   _____      --
Darius F. Dexter,  Granby,     D.
W. C. Dean,    _____      --
George Jones,  Oswego,       A.
W. C. Dunton,    _____        --
A. D. W. Jones,    Richland,       C.
Edward Sabins,   New Haven,    F.
Michael Lamar,   _____      --
Jerry Rafferty,   Oswego,      I.      
Adam Weber,    Oswego,    B.
Geo. H. Palmer,  _____     --
Joseph Morgan,    Oswego,       G.
John Marsh,    _____      --
Owen Riley,    Oswego,     G.
Otto Zecher,     _____       --
Henry J. Orion,   Richland,       C.
O. Tecker,     _____     --
Michael Hickey,   Oswego,     C.
* Reported at Fredericksburgh [sic], wounded, by the World's correspondent.

TWENTY-FOURTH CAVALRY.
The name of H. Harrison, Co. H, 24th cavalry, appears in the list of wounded published in the New York papers.

GOOD NEWS—COL. MILLER NOT KILLED!—In a list of wounded who  have arrived at Fredericksburg, published in the New York World of yesterday, appears the name of Col. FRANK MILLER of the 147th regiment. Inasmuch as these names must have been gathered by a reporter with deliberation, exercising more care than could be used on the battle-field, we are inclined to believe it true, although other New York papers still print his name among the killed. We rejoice to believe that our friend and townsman is still in the land of the living, and hope he may have an opportunity to read his own obituaries.

COMMERCIAL TIMES.
Oswego, Monday Evening, May 16.
CITY AND COUNTY.
Casualties in the One Hundred and Forty-Seventh.
Below we give a list of the casualties in the One Hundred and Forty-Seventh Regiment, so far as we have been able to ascertain them:
KILLED.
Colonel FRANK C. MILLER, Oswego. *
Corporal T. H. Bentley, Oswego,
WOUNDED.
Name.     Residence,    Company.
Lieut.-Col. G. Harney, Oswego,      --     
Capt. A. R. Penfield,  Oswego,    H.
Capt. James Coey,   Redfield,    E.
Lieut. Jas. Kingsley,  Oswego,       K.
Adjut. H. H. Lyman,  Pulaski,        --
Lieut. ____ Lawler,  Oswego,       E.
Lieut. F. N. Hamlin,  Oswego,       K.
L. D. Barber,   Albion,       C.
John Bartlett,     Williamstown,     C.
F. Brown,       Oswego,      G.
Freeman Berose,     _____       --
Abiatha Clark,     Volney,      A.
J. Welch,        _____       --
J. Cummings,   Amboy,      H.
P. Galen,       _____       --
P. Cushman,   Oswego,      G.
Thomas Carden,      _____       --
Darius F. Dexter,   Granby,        D.
W. C. Dean,   _____       --
George Jones,   Oswego,      A.
W. C. Dunton,     _____       --
A. D. W. Jones,     Richland,   C.
Edward Sabins,    New Haven, F.
Michael Lamar,    _____        --
Jerry Rafferty,     Oswego,    I.
Adam Weber,   Oswego,   B.
Geo. H. Palmer,    _____        C.
Joseph Morgan,    Oswego,    G.
John Marsh,      _____        --
Owen Riley,    Oswego,   G.
Otto Zecher,      _____        --
Henry J. Orton,    Richland,    C.
O. Tecker,      _____        --
Michael Hickey,    Oswego,    G.
John Love,      Oswego,    A.
Joseph Kresoe,      _____       --
Joseph Tracy,     _____        --
Edward Watson,    Oswego,    B.
Robert Babcock,    _____        --
R. Collingwood,    _____        A.
M.Miller,       _____        G.
Thomas Howard,    _____        D.
H. M. Billings,     _____        I.
J. Bovie,       _____        I.
M. Fraley,      _____        I.
A.Zimmerman,    _____        D.
James Cafferty,    _____        I.
* Reported at Fredericksburgh [sic], wounded, by the World's correspondent.
Most of the wounded have arrived at the Washington hospitals.
Capt. PENFIELD telegraphs that Col. MILLER, if not killed, is in the hands of the enemy. We fear the first report of his death is but too true.
Col. HARNEY is wounded by a ball which struck him in the mouth. We understand, however, that the wound is not a dangerous one.

COMMERCIAL TIMES.
Oswego, Wednesday Evening, May 25.
UNION NATIONAL CONVENTION
Meets at Baltimore on TUESDAY, JUNE 17, 1864.
From the 147th Regiment.
CAMP NEAR SPOTTSYLVANIA COURT
HOUSE, May 19, 1864.
Correspondence of the Oswego Commercial Times.
Knowing how anxious the friends at home are to hear at the present time, of their friends and relatives in the army, I thought I would make a statement of my own Company. We left camp near Culpepper, Va., Tuesday night at 12 o'clock. At 11 o'clock Wednesday we crossed the Rapidan at Germania ford and went as far as Gold Mine and camped for the night. Thursday we went into the Wilderness and engaged the enemy at about 2 o'clock.—Col. Miller was struck a few paces in front of me under a heavy volley or volleys, (for volley after volley was poured into us) of musketry and we were immediately forced back.
My company, B, lost four killed and five wounded, viz: Corporal Throop H. Bentley, Privates Jacob F. Goodbread, James M. Boardman and Allen S. Vorse, killed.
Wounded—Lieut. James W. Kingsley, Sergeant Richard McGee, Privates John Boyd, William Cullen, Michael Coyl, John L. Hines and William D. Squires.
Missing—John Caryl, Russel Ellis, Francis Vanscroback and Corporal Elmer Kilborn.
Skulked—Charles Ward, William Carney, Adam Weber. Francis G. Devendorf left us before we crossed the Rapidan.
We were put in again before night, but got into no fight. We laid on our arms till morning, and again went in charging through the Wilderness until we came to a road, and pushing over this we were saluted from a masked battery with grape and canister, and fell back a few rods and laid down. Here Gen. Wadsworth was killed late in the day. He came riding up behind us saying "give them a yell boys and go in," and in we went. In this charge I lost: Wounded—Sergeant George H. Marshall and privates Eugene Burlingame and Aaron J. Blakesley; Skulked—George Gregory and George Jones.
We lay in the trenches the next day, and at night commenced our march for Spottsylvania Court House. When within a few miles, we again formed a line and engaged the enemy, and the regiment done well. This was on Sunday. John E. Peer, Co. H, was killed here by a sharpshooter. He was struck through the head. Fernando Bownell was wounded in the leg while skulking. Monday we laid in the trenches all day, and were much annoyed by sharp-shooters. Tuesday, May 10, about noon, went into the woods and took another round. My Orderly Sergeant, Charles Mathews, was shot through the thigh. Getting out of ammunition, we were relieved, and fell back. Lieut.-Col. Harney was hit on the face by a piece of shell, not badly. We again went in at about 5 o'clock, and fell back after dark to our pits, as the rebels had set the woods on fire. George Snell, Co, G, was killed today.
Wednesday, laid in the pits under a shower of shot and shell, sharp-shooters picking away all the time. Thursday, May 12, I was detailed with two companies to go out as picket and skirmishers, at daylight, before breakfast. We were soon engaged. About 9 o'clock a line of battle came up to our support and made a charge on the rebs, and then fell back leaving us as skirmishers. The enemy's batteries got range of us and raked our whole line with shell, grape and canister. I was struck by a grape shot in the leg; Lieut. Brown, Co. F, lost a leg; trees were cut off, and treetops and splinters flew in every direction. Here we remained till 2 o'clock when we were relieved and marched about five miles to our left, and went into the pits, firing all night. When we came out of the woods as skirmishers, private Simon Barber did not come out, and I fear was killed; for he was brave to rashness, and I had to call him back from the front several times. He was wounded twice at Gettysburg.
Friday night we moved to our left, and as it had rained for several days the roads were in a terrible condition. I think it was the hardest march I ever experienced; for out of eighteen men starting with me, next morning at daylight when we halted I had only three with me; but all came up in the forenoon. The rebel works are in sight. The artillery occasionally practice on each other, and it is a good time for sharp-shooting. As I write more than a dozen bullets have whistled past, but the men have got so used to them that they hardly notice them. Yesterday there was heavy cannonading [sic], and we lay close, I tell you. A minnie just passed through my tent. Capts. Coey and Penfield, and Lieuts. Hamlin and Lawler were wounded. Major Farling left us on the second day's fight, sick. Gen. Rice was wounded when we had our last skirmish, and died the same night. This is but an outline mostly of my own company. The men are nearly worn out. This is our fifteenth day in the play, and we need rest, but are confident and cheerful. Yours truly,
GEORGE HUGUNIN,
Capt. Co. B, 147th Reg. N. Y. V.

COMMERCIAL TIMES.
Oswego, Thursday Evening, May 26.
Official List of Casualties in the One Hundred and Forty-Seventh Regiment.
We are indebted to S. R. TOWN of this city for the following list of casualties in the 147th regiment, furnished by Col. HARNEY, now in command of the regiment. Col. HARNEY writes that the list is up to the 20th, at which time there had, not been much fighting since the battles we have heard of by telegraph, except on the evening of the 19th, when there was a spirited engagement. Hill's Corps then attempted to break our right, but were driven back handsomely. The Colonel adds: "What are left of us are well and in good spirits; I understand Major FARLING and Capt. PIERCE were sent to Washington for medical treatment." Here is the list:
OFFICERS.
Killed.
Col. F. C. Miller.
Wounded.
Lt-Col. Geo Harney   Capt Jas Coey, Co E
Capt A R Penfield, Co H Lt James Brown, Co F
Lt F M Hamlin, Co K     Lt Jas Kingsley, Co B
Lt Edward Lawler, Co E
Missing.
Adjt H H Lyman

Company A.
Killed.
Benoni Baker     Arnold Brown
John Peer
Wounded.
Sergt James Taylor
Corp Albert J White
Drisaer Foungea
Wm Bromley
Abiatha Clark
Robt Collingwood
Martin Gardner
Corp John Love
Corp Thos Woods
Freeman Brasser
Peter Stone
M Buckley
Dan F Booth
Missing.
1st Sergt Calvin Henman    George Bull
David Bira            John G Campbell
Lewis Brossara           Abner Turner
John Cass
COMPANY B.
Killed.
Corp Throop H Bentley       Jacob F Goodbread
J M Boardman           Allen S Vorse
Wounded.
1st Sergt Chas Matthews       Sergt G H Marshall
John Boyd             Wm Cullen
Sergt Richard McGee        J J Hines
M Coyle             Eugene Burlingame
W D Squires
Aaron Bakeslee
Fernando Brownell
Missing.
Corp E Kilburn
Russel Ellis
Ohas Ward
Adam Weber
Simpson Barber
John Carrol
Francis Vanscrobeck
William Carney
George Gregory

COMPANY C.
Killed.
Ransom Guinnip      Henry Smith.
Franklin Wing
Wounded.
Sergt A D W Jones
Corp Henry Orion
Henry French
Jacob Fetterhoff
Lyman James
Corp A N Burr
Sergt Lafayette D Barber
Isaac L Bentley
Joseph Tracey
Albert Mosier
Levi Perry
Heman Reynolds
Missing.
1st Sergt Albert Eaton
Albert Crocker
John Marsh
Frank Williamson
James Abbott
James Like
John Fits
L W Horton
Martin Mack

COMPANY D.
Killed.
Corp Thos Murphy   Wm Hosford
John O'Hanley
Wounded.
Sergt Wm Watson
Corp C E Brown
Thos Cardon
William Hammersmith
Asa Beddick
Arch Zimmerman
Henry Young
Corp R Ball
Edwin Fonda
Reuben Chapin
Peter Herndon
Geo Vanderlinder
Nicholas Weiss
Missing.
James Hampshire
Joseph Mape
Thos Ryan
Nelson Smith

COMPANY E.
Killed.
1st Sergt Sidney G Cook    George H Sherwood
Roland T Rogers

Wounded.
Sergt Wm Castor       Asa W Goodrich
Corp Chas Cobb       Corp Wm H Howard
Stephen B Pierce       H L Redner
Elijah Venaukin       Jehial Weed
Edwin L Weed        Daniel Perrigo
Benjamin Jennings
Missing.
William Hagerty
David Lindley
William Swan
William Bargy
Abram T Andre
D C Owen
Ezra Jones
Theodore Smith
John Chambers
Robert Perkins
Geo H Bush

COMPANY F.
Killed.
Corp Charles Brownell
Wounded.
Sergt A M Runnion
Clark Sampson
_ M Dicker
_ P Coates
_ B Foote
Sergt Edwin Sablns
M Comstock
J N Easton
A Babcock
Missing.
1st Sergt Thos Farr
Crp John Flinn
_ P Selford
John KIrtz
_ S Wickson
Segt F M Pease
Calvin Hyar
Mark Lamair
B B Lathrop

COMPANY G.
Killed.
Albert Juno
_ W Snell
William Harrison
Wounded.
1st Sergt Amos Allswort    Lutheran Kelley
W S Herrick      G W Hicks
_ A Dennison     A A Stratton
John McMurray
Missing.
Sergt D T Densmore   Corp John Wetherby
C Krom           O M Coon
M Miller          J Miller
C Burk           W J Smith
William Stratton

COMPANY H.
Killed.
Thomas P Wright
Wounded.
1st Sergt James Carrol     Corp Stephen Bessley
Thomas Murphy       L Witte
James Holmes
Geo Austin
Jas Cummings
George Lyons
Patrich Murphy
Victor Kernan
M O'Brien
James Taylor
Charles Morse
Missing.
Sergt Chester Edner
T R Leslie
Henry Witt
David Johnson
John Granger
George Lefevre
Corp John Fitzsimmons
Sanford Alisavor
David Wheeler
Edward Upson
James Brayton

COMPANY I.
Wounded.
Sergt John Wallace
Corp Cashman
N E Backman
John Brinnan
Joseph Klegg
Levi Bridgan
David Hickel
George Stevens
Corp Joseph Morgan
H M Billings
John Boovee
James Cafferty.
David Hall
N Franey
Edwin Moore

Missing.
Corp O M Riley
John Davidson
Cholon Hall
Charles Springer
W P Williams
E Comfort
Joseph Raymond
Wm Aikins
Michael Hickey
William Rose
Patrick McGuire
Alvah Green
S Oakley

COMPANY K.
Killed.
Sergt Joseph Walker
David Vanderwalker
M Walkenblock
Wounded.
Corp David Welch
J S Lisle
John F Roberts
Pope Gibbs
Charles Jennings
E R Fogg
S B Taylor
John W Cook
W A Whitehead
Florence Hess
Wm Scully
Joseph Ballard
A M Wilburn
Ira M Perrin
Francis Gill
N D Spear
Lewis Tway
Wm J Troland
Shadrack Heaton
Elija Greenfield
Wm Fitzpatrick
Missing.
Joseph Baker
Denis Degan
F B Woodruff
Corp A Herrington
S E Parsons
William Glenen
John E Vale

Total—Killed, Wounded and Missing.
Killed.
Officers 1
Enlisted men 24
Wounded.
Officers 7
Enlisted men 126
Missing.
Officers 1
Enlisted men 89
Total Loss.
Eight Officers (one having returned to duty) and 289 enlisted men.

Lieut. A. J. DICKINSON gives some information in addition to this, in regard to men reported missing whom he has since seen. In a private letter he says:
“First Sergeant Thomas Farr was all right on the 15th, having come off the field with Lieut. James Brown, and was taking care of him at the Hospital. Lieut. Brown lost his leg, amputated just above the knee. I saw him in Fredericksbugh [sic]on the 17th.—He was very weak, having lost much blood, but I think he will get along. He was put aboard the boat at Belle Plain on this day for Washington. Corp. John Wetherby was at Fredericksburgh [sic] on the 17th, all right, guarding prisoners. Corp. Owen Riley was at Fredericksburgh [sic] on the 8th or 9th, and I heard he went to Washington. This will perhaps be of great interest to the friends of these persons, who are no doubt anxious to know of their whereabouts."

COMMERCIAL TIMES.
Oswego, Friday Evening, June 10.
PARTIAL LIST OF KILLED AND WOUNDED OF THE OSWEGO COUNTY REGIMENTS IN THE LATE BATTLES.--We compile from our New York City exchanges the names thus far reported killed and wounded belonging to regiments raised in this vicinity. This list is only a partial one, but it exhibits nevertheless a record of bravery and gallantry on the part of Oswego's sons of which we may well be proud. While we rejoice in the never dying glory they have won, our keenest sympaties [sic] still are due to those whose homes are made desolate by the cruel fortunes of the battle field.

LOSSES IN THE EIGHTY FIRST.
Killed.
Captain James Martin.
Lieut. J. W. Brooks.
Capt. W. W. Ballard.
Joseph Hager, Co K
Sergeant Greggs, Co K
Color Sergt Evans Michaels, Co E
Corp. W. W. Birch, Co E
Corp. Nelson Emlow, Co A
Corp. Levi Blair, Co B.
John Wilber, Co B
Albert Potter, Co C
Charles Walrath, Co C
J. Cleveland, Co C
W. Matteson, Co D
W. J. Stewart, Co D
Corp. Dan. Aldrich, Co E
Timothy Crowley, Co E
John J. Owens, Co E
Alvin S. Rudd, Co F
Geo. A, Hoag, Co G
Allen Smith, Co F
James Sully, Co F
Sergt. D. Fordred, Co H
C. A. Redfield, Co H
Corp. W. Ballard, Co I
Chas. Dunn, Co I
Henry R. Hardy, Co I
Fred, Hyre, Co I
James C. Lewis, Co I
Henry E. Wright, Co I
Joseph Elliston, Co K
Corp. C. B. Tuttle, Co I
C. Gyer, Co B
Sergt. W. E. Dunham, Co F

Wounded.
J. G. Patterson, Co C, back and arm
S. Meykel, Co C, breast
J. W. Laraway, Co C, hand
G. Smith, Co K, foot and shoulder
F. Derby, Co E
G. Morrison, Co D
C. Wimple, Co D
W. Ormsbee, Co A
C. C. Stanton, Co H, thigh
__ Patterson, Co F, leg
Capt. R. S. Tyler, arm, slightly
Capt Hugh Anderson, thigh
Capt. B. W. Richardson, leg and hand
W. H. Brown, Co D, arm
W. L. Stewart, Co D, arm
Ed. A. Davis, Co G, arm
G. W. David, Co D, ear
W. Churchill, Co D
W. T. Jones, Co C
Sergt. J. E. Perkins, Co B, leg amputated
C. Toughley, Co C, leg and back
L. Hall, Co D, head
Sergt. J. Bartlett, Co I, thigh
Hugh McDarklin, Co C, leg
F. Hagermer, Co E, leg
Henry Rich, Co C, thigh
J. Howell, Co H, leg
G. Leary, Co I, arm
Joseph Remington
Lieut C. C. Covelle, Co k, wrist
Lieut. J. M. Baxter, Co B
J. Simpson, Co A
A. Marshall, Co B
J. Tooney, Co B
P. J. Eastman, Co A
A. Snyder, Co I
Capt. M. J. DeForrest, foot, amputated
Sergt. Crolius, knee
J Fitzgerald, Co A, foot
Corp. Wallartin, Co D, finger.
A. Walling, Co. I, shoulder
C. Hotaling, Co C, thigh
Corp. J. Hager
Lieut. Seward Zimmerman, Co H, arm.
F. Le Roy, Co B, legs and arm
R. E. Lawrence, Co F, legs
J. Lookentely, Co H, hand and face
R. G. Sanford, Co E, hip

LOSSES IN THE ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY-SEVENTH REGIMENT.
Robert Jenkins, Co E, hand
Wm. Jones, Co D, head
Lovinus Merrick, Co E, head
Daniel Lord, Co B, Hand
Henry Hide, Co B, face
Corp. Robert Stimson, Co E, head
Sherman Stephens, Co A, head

LOSSES IN THE TWENTY-FOURTH CAVALRY.
James Doyle, M, head
Captain F. L. Brown, L, left leg
Sergt. D. W. Alleworth, L, right side
Corp. I. Reddington, C, hand
E. S. Marsh, I, arm
Wm. Lang, L, shoulder
I. F. Matthews, I, hand
J. K. Peck, E, left hand
Sergt W. Evans, B, left leg
T. E. Parish, G, left leg
M. McGraw, L, right leg
I. H. Leigh, G, left hand.
J. G. M. Salisberey, died in Washington,
June 8th

TWELFTH NEW YORK CAVALRY.
W. S. Martin, Co G, dead
COMMERCIAL TIMES.
Oswego, Thursday Evening, June 16.
ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY-SEVENTH REGIMENT.—The New York Times of yesterday contains a list of the wounded belonging to the New York regiments remaining in the rebel hospital at Locust Grove, near Robinson's Tavern, in the Wilderness, Va., together with the deaths which have occurred since its establishment. The hospital is in charge of Surgeon DONNELLY, of the Second Pennsylvania Reserves.
Col. F. C. MILLER was at the above hospital until the 11th inst. when he, in company of several other wounded officers, was removed to Orange Court House. JAMES M. BOARDMAN, of the One Hundred and Fifty-Seventh N. Y. regiment is the nurse in whose charge Col. MILLER has been placed.
From the published list we extract the names of the following members of the 147th Regiment:
Chas. M. Jennings, Co. K; C. Kinman, A; D. Welsh, K; W. Tenly, K; J. F.
Roberts, K; Isadore Fournier, I ; Sergeant S. Cook, E; Michael Coil, B; Sergeant A. Dinsmore, D; Corp. N. S. Taylor, K; S. B. Taylor, K; John Kure; W. H. Bacher; W. A. Whitehead, K; E. C. Jones, E; Chas. H. Jennings, K.
Thos. R. Leslie, Co. H, 147th regiment, is detailed as nurse to remain in attendance upon our wounded at this hospital.
S. B. Taylor and S. G. Cook, mentioned above, were removed from Locust Hospital to Orange Court House on the 22d May.
Abraham White, Co. A, died at Locust Hospital, May 6th from wounds.

COMMERCIAL TIMES.
Oswego, Monday Evening, June 27.
THE 147TH REGIMENT.—Sergt. A. G. SEVERANCE, of CO. A, 147TH Regiment, in a letter to his father, CURTISS A. SEVERANCE, Esq., of this city, gives some interesting details of the part which the regiment bore in the battles before Petersburg on the 17th, 18th and 19th June. On the 18th Co. A was detailed to guard a bridge on the Petersburg Railroad, and did not participate in the charge made by the 4th Division of the Fifth Army Corps on the enemy's entrenchments. In the three days' fighting the regiment lost in killed, Lieut. Sidney C. Gaylord, of Co. E, Capt. Henry H. Hulbard, Lieut. Byron D. Parkhurst, Sergt. D. Chatman, Sergt. J. Darrow, Corporals F. Tompkins, E. Adzit, A. Walker, C. Guerdsey, H. Gilbert, J. Bartlett, J. J. Claus, Privates E. S. Winchester, J. Rogers, J. Nolan, J. Mitchell, J.
McMurray, J. S. Bane, G. Harris, J. Daily, A. Hunt, G. D. Wilkinson, W. W. Featherstonehough, W. Minor, H. P. Foster, A. Fuller, J. Pailson, V. Kernan, E. Milliner Wm. Knight, B. Baker, A. Healey, J. Stever, C. Shultz, M. W. Kidder, A. Leo, A. W. Thompson, W. W. Wentworth, A. A.  Stratton, Thos. Seigrive, Chas. Myers, F. Hernold.

Casualties of the 147th in Front of Petersburg.
We have from an official source, the following losses in the 147th, in the battles of the 17th, 18th and 19th, before Petersburg:
ON JUNE 17TH.
Wounded—Co G.—Serg't J Darrow; Privates—Thos Seigrive, Chas Myers, Fred Heinold.
Co F.—Private A. Preston.
ON JUNE 18TH.
Loss sustained in an assault on the rebel lines—Killed.—Lieut Sidney C Gaylord, Co E; Privates D S Pvice and Samuel Lemoney, Co K.
Wounded.—Lieut Byron D Parkhrsut, Co G, (wounded in left leg below the knee, no bones broken); Capt Henry H Hulbard (slight flesh wound), now doing duty.
Co E.—Corporal E Adzit. Privates J S Bane and G. Harris.
Co K.—Corporal A Walker. Privates J Dailey, A Hunt, G D Wilkinson and W W Featherstonhaugh.
Co H. Privates J Poilzon, Victor Kernan, and E Miliner.
Co C.—Corporals Chas Guernsey, H Gilbert and J Bartlett. Privates W. Miner, H P Foster and A Fuller.
Co B.—Private Wm Knight.
Co I.—Privates Barnett, Baker, A Healey, J Stever and C Shultz.
Co F.—Privates M W Kidder and A Leo.
Co. G.—Privates W W Wentworth, A A Stratton and A W Thompson.
Co D.—Serg't D Chatman and Corporal F Tompkins.
ON JUNE 19TH.
Killed.—Private E S Winchester, Co H.
Wounded—Co D.—Privates J Rogers and J Nolan.
Co F.—Corporal J. J. Claus.
Co I.—Private J Mitchell.
Co G.—Private J McMurray.
Co C.—Private J, Nolan.

COMMERCIAL TIMES.
Oswego, Friday Evening, June 24.
OUR REGIMENTS IN THE FIELD.—Oswego county can look with pride upon her gallant sons now battling with the enemies of our country on the soil of Virginia. The 147th Regiment attached to the Fifth Army Corps, under the leadership of the heroic and dashing HANCOCK, is daily face to face with the foe. This corps has held the advance throughout the present campaign and the first shock of battle has fallen upon it in every engagement. The 81st is in the Eighteenth Army Corps, and the heroism this corps has displayed throughout the terrific struggle has been the subject of congratulatory General Orders and a prolific topic for newspaper correspondents. The New York Herald's correspondent in the field says the work performed by the Eighteenth Army Corps has been of a most important character. For over a month it has been constantly in motion. Marching and fighting battles has been its daily occupation, varied by the capture of prisoners, guns and colors from the enemy. It is claimed among the private soldiers that proper credit has not been awarded to the corps while with the Army of the Potomac; that the other corps occasionally came in for the laurels that more properly belonged to the Eighteenth. To make this matter right, placards were fastened over the captured guns and works at Petersburg, notifying all comers that they had been captured by the Eighteenth Corps.
The decimated ranks of the 81st bears sad testimony that our Regiment has participated in the serious work of the past. The remnant is at present before the enemy's entrenchments at Petersburg, as ready as ever to peril life in the sacred cause of human liberty.
The following is the General Order congratulating the Eighteenth Corps on its heroism:
To THE EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS:
The General commanding desires to express to his command his appreciation of their soldierly qualities, as have been displayed during the campaign of the last seventeen days.
Within that time they have been called upon to undergo all the hardships of a soldier's life and be exposed to all its dangers.
Marches under a hot sun have ended in severe battles; after the battles, watchful nights in the trenches taken from the enemy.
But the crowning point of the honor they are entitled to has been won since the 15th instant, when a series of earthworks, in most commanding positions and of most formidable strength, have been carried, with all the guns and the material of war of the enemy, including prisoners and colors. The works have all been held and the trophies remain in our hands. The victory is all the more important to us, as the troops have never been regularly organized in camp, where time has been given them to learn the discipline necessary to a well organized corps d'armie, but they have been hastily concentrated and suddenly summoned to take part in the trying campaign of our country's being.
Such honor as they have won will remain imperishable.
To the colored troops comprising the division of General Hincks the General commanding would call the attention of his command. With the veterans of the Eighteenth Corps they have stormed the works of the enemy and carried them, taking guns and prisoners, and in the whole affair they have displayed all the qualities of goog soldiers.
By command of Major General SMITH.
Wm. Russell, Jr., Acting Assistant General.

FROM THE 147TH REGIMENT.
Col. Harney Missing.
Capt. McKinlock in Command of the Regiment.
(Nov. 3, 1864)
By a letter from Sergeant CHAS. VAUVILLIEZ, of the 147th Regiment, to his parents in this city, which we have been kindly permitted to peruse, we learn some interesting particulars concerning the late movements of that organization. The letter is dated ''Camp near the Brick House, Oct 29th, 1864."
We regret to learn that Col. HARNEY is missing; whether he has been killed or is a prisoner had not been ascertained at the time of writing, but it is hoped that no worse fate than the latter has befallen him. It appears that while executing some army movements in which the 147th occupied the position of flankers, that organization became separated from the brigade. Col. HARNER halted the Regiment, and in person proceeced [sic] in search of the brigade. He returned without finding it and again started off on a similar mission. The regiment waited till nearly dark for his return and then changed its position to the rear of the Second Army corps, which was just in the act of charging the rebels at the time. Here Capt. MCKINLOCK assumed command of the 147th and ascertaining that the regiment had changed its position without orders, commanded a return to its former place.
The writer states that JUD. DICKSON, who is attached to the ambulance corps, was taken prisoner the same evening, but managed to effect his escape. His capture was made in this manner. He observed three of his ambulances driving off and riding up to them, found that they were in possession of the rebels, who immediately made him a prisoner. Just after dark, cavalry approached the rebel detachment which held him a prisoner, and DICKSON made his escape in the confusion which ensued and safely returned to camp.
Capt. MCKINLOCK is in command of the regiment No further casualties are definitely stated by the writer, though he says "our boys were picked off very fast." The sentence, however, is used in connection with the movement of the regiment to the rear of the Second Army corps, and may apply to that organization.

COMMERCIAL TIMES.
Oswego, Friday Evening, December 18.
CITY AND COUNTY.
FROM THE CONVALESCENT CAMP.—The following letter to one of our compositors, shows the generous mode in which the brave men in camp rejoice with those who are so fortunate as to be remembered by their friends at home. It also shows the disappointment experienced on discovering that there is no "weed" in "the corner where the weed ought to be." The letter is dated from the Convalescent Camp, Virginia, and speaks of a box forwarded by loving friends to another soldier, who occasionally writes us:
One of our Oswego boys had been saying for a few days past, that he expected a "box" by Express; and he, as well as half a dozen of his acquaintances, was watching the office for its arrival. On Wednesday afternoon while the boys were lounging about, listlessly waiting for some excitement to break the monotony, in came the "box." Had it been a bag, a valise, or even a trunk, no one would have been interested; but a "box;" an "Express box,"—every New York soldier who has been three months in service, either in field, or camp, or hospital, knows what this is, and can enumerate the contents before the lid is off. "There's a box," says one.
"Here's B.'s box," says another. "A box!" "A box!" "An Express box!" is repeated the whole length of the long aisle of Barrack 46, and a hundred New York troops are on their feet as suddenly as if Mosby had thrown a shell among us. "Where?" "Whose box?" "Where, from?" and "What's in it?" were repeated on all sides; and in the mean time the "box" had been deposited in one of the lower bunks upon the bare boards—(no danger of soiling the bedding,)—and the owner was casting about for something to open it with, while the crowd was densely packed for forty feet on either side up and down the aisles, the more inquisitive having climbed into the upper bunks to overlook the opening. It was with difficulty B. could find elbow room to work a fire poker, with which he was starting the cover, while four pair of willing hands had grasped the "box" to hold it still while he opened it, this being a tedious process as it was well put together. You would have been amused to hear the guessing and side betting going on all around as to "what was in it." Did you ever hear the story of how the rustic was "fooled" on his way home from town on the 1st of April?—well this reminded me of the story, which will not bear repeating here. Some suggested pies and cakes—"In course," said Pat, "what else would they sind him, barring the tobacco." Another guessed apples and jellies. "By gar," said Narcisse Bondman, of Co. A, 147th N. Y., who being from Oswego, was one of the privileged four who was holding the box. "I no think apples and cider—wine is better, and may be brandy." "Vat you dink," suggested a German close by, "lager, eh?" And all agreed that tobacco was the one thing needful, and about twenty Northern New Yorkers bespoke a quid of "Toledo," and in anticipation many an old chew was condmned [sic] and thrown under the bunk. In the mean time off came the cover—out rolled the apples, and paper packages—I clinched the Oswego TIMES as a treasure—a surge was made, the crowd gave back, and B. spread out the contents,—not an article was disturbed, while he looked for the "weed." You should have seen the blank expression of his face as he announced; "No tobacco here," and the grin of derision from a young imp in an upper bunk, who alone had predicted the result. His exclamation of "Toledo, how are you?" brought down a perfect shower of old shoes and rubbish from which he was glad to escape through the open door.
If the mother and friends could have seen those apples disappear, and could have witnessed the group testing the quality of those pies, with a half gallon of good coffee and a piece of cheese procured for the occasion; could have seen how many had to try on those boots, and at the same time have heard the congratulations that B. received for having friends at home who thought of him, and witness how much satisfaction it gives a generous mind to have something to distribute among those who need and can appreciate the gift, they would think themselves well paid, notwithstand­ing the donation may not last the recipient as long as they expected. The only regret B. expressed was that the boot-legs were not filled with "Toledo."    
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Dismissed the Service.—We learn with astonishment that some ten of the very best officers of the 147th regiment have been dismissed the service. The list includes Captains Gary and Slaterly, Lieut. Hugunine and others. It is said that the dismissal has been accomplished by the intrigue of Adjutant Farling with a cer­tain Brigadier General, and has for its object the control of the politics of the regi­ment, and also the appointment of Major Harney to the position of Colonel, over the head of Lieut.-Colonel Miller. The offi­cers removed were supposed to be friendly to Col. Miller, whom Oswegonians know is one of the best and bravest officers in the regiment. It ispresumed that with these officers removed, there will be plain sailing in jumping Major Harney over the head of Col. Miller.      
This act of gross injustice can and must be remedied. Proper representations must be made to the War Department to induce it to reverse its action founded upon perverted statements of the intriguers. The citizens of Oswego should not stand calmly by and see their best officers treated in this manner.

Letter from Adjutant Farling.
HEADQUARTERS 147th N. Y. V.,
NEAR RAPPAHANNOCK STATION, VA., NOV. 20.
To the Editor of the Oswego Commercial Times.
Some person, unknown, has very liberally forwarded to me, under an envelope, a copy of your sheet of the 17th inst., containing a false and outrageous statement, in your editorial column, with reference to the recent discharge of a number of officers from the Regiment. It is passing strange, and a poor comment upon the magnanimity, to say nothing of "patriotism," of a man, or many men, thus to assault those who are enduring the privations and risks of this war, in the field, away from home, where they have a very unequal chance to vindicate themselves against the aspersions of malicious falsifiers. The statement you make and publish in your paper, is outrageously false and slanderous, in almost every particular. I have not time, at this moment, to say fully what I desire, as we are in the midst of confusion preparatory to a march. But, firstly, there have been no officers recently "dismissed" from this Regiment, as you state. Ten officers have been "honorably discharged for disability." Secondly, "Adjutant FARLING had no power, if he had the desire,—which he did not—to discharge either of these officers.—On the contrary, he would have been happy to have had them remain. The same may be stated of Major HARNEY The charge of "intrigue with a Brigadier General" is so absurd and ridiculous as to create a universal burst of laughter and derision in the camp. But I am compelled to be brief. There has been no act on the part of any officer in this Regiment not strictly honorable, frank and liberal toward the "discharged" officers mentioned. Any person at all conversant with the discipline and regulations of the Army knows that the charges made are foolishly false. Those ten discharged officers were absent from the Regiment, from wounds and sickness "contracted in the line of their duty." General Order, No. 100, of the War Department, makes it the duty of the commanding officer of the Regiment, in case of the absence of an officer, sick or wounded, over sixty days, to "report" him to the War Department for "discharge," in order that his place may be filled by others able to do "duty in the field." All the officers "discharged" had been absent four months, and some more. Major HARNEY declined to "report" any of them, until he was peremptorily ordered so to do by the commanding General of the Brigade. Of course he obeyed orders. I informed Col. BUTLER of what had been done; Major HARNEY informed others, among them Capt. SLATTERLY, who, in return, thanked Major HARNEY for thus informing him, by letter. It happened, however, that the Order of "discharge," from the War Department, did not reach the Regiment until Capts. GARY, SLATTERY and PARKER, and Assistant Surgeon PLACE, had returned.
This is a very brief statement of the facts. Your statement is a slanderous falsehood [sic], as it stands. You may have been imposed upon by designing and malicious persons in making it. If so, you will improve the first opportunity to correct it.
It seems to be a congenial employment for some cravens, skulking about "home," in these times of trying national disaster and war, to accuse and asperse those who have left all that is dear at home, to enter the field. Perhaps such persons boast of their zealous patriotism. If so, they can find abundant opportunity and good employment in campaigning and fighting the enemy down here.
I will add one word more. You seem to intimate that it is akin to criminality for an officer to ask promotion, even after it is well earned. It is not so regarded in the Army. I believe Major HARNEY has asked from the Governor of New York, the appointment of Colonel of this Regiment. I do not know but Lieut. Col. MILLER has done the same. Both have a right to ask for promotion. Gen. CUTLER of this Division, and General RICE of this Brigade, both say, in their endorsement of Major HARNEY'S petition, that he has well and nobly earned promotion to the Colonelcy—that if "any officer in this Army has earned promotion Major HARNEY has done so." No word of accusation is uttered here against Lieut. Col. MILLER, because he asks promotion. The appointment will, doubtless be made, as others are, with reference to military rules and regulations, and the Regiment will be satisfied, if such prove to be the case,—however it may be among the home politicians, and friends of favorites. As for myself, I have none but kindly and generous feeling toward Lieut. Col. MILLER, and every other officer in, or who has been connected with the Regiment.—But I confess, that I am heartily disgusted with the repeated annonymous [sic] as well as responsible, assaults and accusations in the newspapers at home, in reference to officers and soldiers in the field, whom, GOD knows, have enough to do without that.
Very Respectfully,
Your Obt. Servant,
D. FARLING, Adj.

The 147th Regiment.
To the Editor of the Oswego Commercial Times:
Since the discharge of ten officers of the 147th Regiment N. Y. V., there have appeared some controversial articles in the Times and Palladium on the subject, in which they have been referred to, some of them by name. It is, perhaps, due to them that a statement of the facts connected with this discharge should be made public.
In May last, Col. Butler having been ill for some time, and constantly growing worse, was ordered to Washington for medical treatment. He there obtained leave of absence, and went north, hoping to regain his health and resume command of the Regiment. In this he was disappointed, and about the time of the battle of Gettysburgh [sic], it came to be generally understood in the Regiment that Col. Butler would probably never be able to return to the Regiment, and that, therefore, a vacancy would soon exist in the Colonelcy. It came to be equally well understood that when that contingency should arise, Lieut. Col. Miller and Major Harney would both be applicants for the position.
At the battle of Gettysburgh [sic], four Captains and two Lieutenants, of the Regiment were so seriously wounded as to render them unfit for duty for some time, and they received leaves of absence until such time as they should be able to report themselves at the General Hospital at Annapolis.  Two other Lieutenants and one of the Assistant Surgeons of the Regiment also received leaves of absence shortly after the battle of Gettysburgh [sic], on account of sickness. Soon after, Lieut. Col. Miller was ordered to Elmira to look after conscripts. This left Major Harney in command of the Regiment.
From that time until the 22d of October, I was absent from the Regiment, and had no personal knowledge of what took place there. There were but few officers left with the Regiment. Several promotions were made, and some new officers appointed upon the recommendation of Major Harney.
The first open and public movement against Lieut. Col. Miller was the sword presentation to Major Harney, on which occasion, Adjutant Farling made the presentation speech, a detailed report of which proceedings and speech appeared in the columns of the Palladium, and, with some modification in the Albany Atlas & Argus; and, a careful searcher after information, might have found the same in small print among the advertisements in the New York Herald. In this publication, there was foreshadowed the plan of the coming campaign. Col. Butler, who had ruined his health in bringing up this Regiment to a standard such that no man could say that its superior in discipline, drill and esprit existed in the Army of the Potomac. Col. Butler, who led the Regiment, to quote the language of Adjutant Farling, "in the crossing of the Rappahannock below Falmouth, in May, and the terrible Saturday's march to Chancellorsville, in that bloody ten days' campaign," and Lieut. Col. Miller, who led the Regiment, to again quote the Adjutant's language, "in all the recent terrible marches of the Maryland and Pennsylvania campaign," and continued in command through the most terrific fight the Regiment ever experienced, and until he was struck down by a bullet; these two officers were quietly stilettoed by Adjutant Farling in his presentation speech to Major Harney, by the little words—"when our leaders were all absent but yourself."—About the same time, it began to be whispered about Oswego that Lieut. Col. Miller had improperly left the field at Gettysburgh [sic].
This rumor, however, died easy.There were, about Oswego, too many of Lieut. Col. Miller's comrades from the noble old 24th as well as from the 147th, to allow that insinuation to get air enough for healthy respiration. The presentation speech was a paternity not the best calculated to give the bantling sturdy health and rugged vigor. It came with a bad grace from one whose only participation in the Gettysburgh [sic] fight, if we may believe those who were there, was in sundry letters written home by himself of garments and accoutrements torn and perforated by inimical bullets.
On the 16th day of October, the absent Assistant Surgeon returned to the Regiment. On the 22d of October I reached the Regiment, and about the 1st of November two other Captains, who had been wounded, returned. These four officers resumed their respective duties immediately upon their return, and continued in the discharge of these duties until the morning of November 11th, when they were informed that they, together with the six other officers who were absent, sick and wounded, were "honorably discharged for physical disability." Upon inquiry, they learned that they were discharged by the War Department upon the recommendation of Major Harney, commanding the Regiment, under a General Order from the War Dapartment [sic], by which an officer who is absent over sixty days because of sickness, may be discharged.
These four officers, who had accompanied the Regiment through some pretty severe campaigning during the preceding ten or twenty days, were somewhat surprised to find themselves pronounced physically disabled by wounds received four months before. It is well known that the Government has been slow to exercise the right to discharge wounded officers. Many officers, although unfitted for duty by wounds, remain in the service for eight months or a year. I never knew a case, until this, where a wounded officer who had fair prospects of recovery within six months, was discharged within that time. It is also well known that a remark from the commanding officer that he thought that an absent officer would soon be able to resume his duties, and he desired to retain him, would have been sufficient to prevent a discharge at any time. None of the ten discharged officers whom I have seen, not even the four who were present with the Regiment, were informed of the fact that a recommendation for their discharge had been sent in. Had the four officers present with the Regiment been informed of this fact, they could easily have prevented being discharged. But this knowledne [sic] was not for them. I am aware that Adjutant Farling says that Capt. Slatterly was informed by letter that this recommendation had been sent in. Capt. S. tells me he was not so informed, and all these officers whom I have seen make the same statement.
These are some of the singular features of this case. In my own case, what adds to the singularity is the fact that soon after I obtained leave of absence on account of my wound, I was reported "absent without proper authority," because, as I am informed, the learned Surgeon of the Regiment reported that I was wounded too little. That didn't work very well, so I was afterwards recommended for discharge because I was wounded too much. Did the learned Surgeon suggest this also?
But Adjutant Farling says that this was done upon the order of Gen. Rice commanding the Brigade. But why was this order made for the 147th and not for the 95th N. Y., and the 66th Penn., or either of the other Regiments in Gen. Rice's Brigade, all of which were similarly situated? Was there any intrigue here? Did any field or staff officer of the 147th say to Gen. Rice "I think these absent officers had better be discharged," and was the order made on this suggestion?
The natural inquiry is, why was so much pains taken to get rid of these officers?—Why was a recommendation sent in which for breadth and strength has not a parallel in the history of the army? Why was it that the 147th was the only Regiment in the Brigade whose wounded officers were discharged? Why was the fact that they were recommended for discharge [sic] concealed from the four officers who had returned to the Regiment?
Men are not apt to disclose the motives from which they act, especially when those motives are anything but commendable.—But I will state some facts from which we may infer the motives in this case.
I have stated before that Major Harney was to be an applicant for the position of Colonel, subsequently it appeared that Adjutant Farling was to be an applicant for the Majority, to be made vacant by Maj. Harney's promotion. Major Harney supported Adjutant Farling's claims for the Majority, and Adjutant Farling supported Major Harney's claims for the Colonelcy. It was also understood that Capt. Wright and myself would be applicants for the Majority, in case of a vacancy. Of the ten officers discharged, all, with perhaps one exception were in favor of Lieut. Col. Miller, for Colonel of the Regiment. These officers being discharged their wishes as to who should be Colonel were entitled to no more weight than those of any other private citizen, and Col. Miller's strength was thereby to that extent weakened, and Major Harney was proportionately strengthened. At the same time some serious obstacles were removed, which lay in Adjutant Farling's path to the Majority. Not only were every one of the ten discharged officers opposed to Adjutant Farling's promotion, but two of them who were his superiors in rank, and who would be his competitors for the Majority were by this discharge deprived of their rank, and put upon the footing of private citizens, applying for the position. How fortunate, then, was it for the promotion of the plan of Major Harney and Adjutant Farling, that Gen. Rice ordered this recommendation made, that Major Harney made it without note or commend; that none of these officers learned that it was made until after they were discharged; and finally that these officers, who would have made it very lively for Major Harney and Adjutant Farling in their race for promotion, were so quietly laid on the shelf. It is so fortunate as to bear even a suspicious appearance.
A few words as to some statements made by Adjutant Farling in his communications. The Adjutant's last communication was accompanied by a document signed by the officers of the Regiment, which I suppose was intended to show that these officers did not know anything about any "intrigue" or illiberal, or secret effort for the discharge of officers." I don't suppose that any "intrigue" was publicly disclosed. Had it been it would have defeated its own ends; every one knows how easy it is to procure signatures to such a paper. At the time of the publication of this document, you, Mr. Editor, stated that you had a letter from one of the signers, saying in substance that he believed the very things charged in your paper. From personal interviews I am satisfied that there are some others who believe the same thing. When there are many vacancies in the Regiment, and promotions are rapid, officers are more or less actuated by motives of policy. I will give you one illustration: a first Lieut. of the 147th was asked to sign a recommendation for a person for Major, in opposition to Adjutant Farling—he replied that he had rather have the person whom he was asked to recommend for Major than any one else, but he dare not sign his recommend for fear it would interfere with his prospects.
Adjutant Fading says in one of his communications, that "all the officers discharged bad been absent four months, and some more." The four officers present had none of them been absent four months when they were discharged, The Assistant Surgeon was off duty only sixty-eight days in all, yet he was discharged. But the Adjutant does not tell us how long they had been absent when the recommendation was sent it. As far as he is concerned that is a more important point than the date of discharge; it was before the 16th day of October, how long before?
The Adjutant says he "had no power to discharge either of these officers." Very true. But at the same time he may have been a humble instrument in a small way, in bringing about that result. He had the physical power to prevent the discharge of four these officers, who were present with the Regiment, by telling them of this recommendation. Did he lack the moral power? Did the brillancy [sic] of the Majority on which his eye was fixed so dazzle him, that he could not see the path of probity and honor?
Every man is presumed to intend the natural consequences of his own acts, and it would seem a fair deduction from the above facts that Adjutant Farling, conscious of his strength and of his weakness, preferred to rely upon strategy in the camp to obtain a promotion, which his sensitive organization precluded him from winning by gallantry in the field.
It is difficult to find the inducement to bravery or the compensation for wounds and suffering when both are disregarded or only made the pretext for discharge from the service. It is not difficult to predict the result to the service when cowardice is a passport to promotion, and the slimy paths of intrigue and not the line of march towards the guns of the enemy, are the ways which lead to the rewards of the soldier's life. Respectfully, yours,
D. GARY.

Adjutant Farling, Again.
To the Editor of the Oswego Commercial Times:
Having read a communication from Adjutant FARLING in the Palladium, of the 24th inst., relating to the part the Adjutant has taken, in regard to which he seems so anxious to escape by the dodge of the superior officer order, we have a word to say on the subject: We have read one letter from the Adjutant on this matter before, and now we are inflicted with a certificate, signed by some of the officers to show that the celebrated Adjutant has had nothing to do with the matter. Now, Mr. Editor, the fact that ten officers of the 147th, the most of whom were wounded at Gettysburg, and some of whom were doing duty in the Regiment, received as recompense for their services one fine day a discharge from the service in which they had fought and bled, is a little singular. These officers and their friends in the Regiment must form some impression, who was the gentleman to whom they were indebted for all of these favors—knowing that during the Lieut. Col. (now Col.) MILLER'S absence to Elmira for conscripts, there was a plan concocted to make Major HARNEY Colonel of the Regiment, and FARLING Major. FARLING wrote to persons of supposed influence: here to assist in the plan, and a petition was started for FARLING for Major, in this city. Col. MILLER was to be jumped to make room for FARLING for Major. Some of these officers who were dismissed could not be depended upon, and so they were dismissed; and then FARLING made a sword presentation speech to Major HARNEY, who was going to be Colonel, in which he cast reflection on Lieut. Col. MILLER, a copy of which he had published in the New York Herald as an advertisement. In the speech he described the gallant bearing of the Major in the battle of Gettysburgh [sic], but forgot to say where he himself was during that battle. The facts are patent that this Adjutant did undertake to run the Regiment and finally failed. Hence the assumed position of injured innocence. OBSERVER.

ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY-SEVENTH REGIMENT.—We copy the following extract of a letter from the Mexico Independent:
We learn that dissatisfaction in the 147th regiment prevails in regard to the summary manner in which about ten of our officers were dismissed. It was thought that it was accomplished chiefly through intrigue on the part of those who wanted to be the "ins." Surgeon Place was one of the number dismissed. It is asserted that he was one of the most attentive and efficient surgeons sent from our county.
Most of the officers dismissed were either sick or wounded, and the crime alleged was overstaying their time (60 days.) Complaints are also made that the "ins" use their influence in procuring promotions to office of their particular friends, and, in some instances, men are brought forward for office who have not been connected with the regiment. This is true with Co. H. Lieut. Barney, of that company, is one of the oldest officers in the regiment, and enjoys the full confidence of the company. He came out with them, but an outsider has been appointed over him. Several other similar cases have occurred.
Such a course is discouraging to the men, and is not very well calculated to inspire them with confidence in their officers. This regiment is composed of some of the beat soldiers in the service, and we regret that there should be any occasion for complaints.
There are two commissioned officers in Co. F, James Brown, formerly a sergeant in Co. B, is first-lieutenant; Charles B. Skinner, of Union Square,  second-lieutenant. Lieut. Brown's papers have been forwarded to Albany for a captain's commission, and probably Mr. Skinner's for first lieutenant.
The regiment is encamped near Culpepper, Va.—They have a very pleasant camp, but plenty of picket, guard, and fatigue duty to perform. Some of the officers have their wives with them. The ladies appear with eagles on their shoulders, and sometimes the men are detailed as guards for them. When the men are led by crinoline they promise to fight.
Lieut. C. B. Skinner has been quite unwell for the past month.

SUDDEN DEATH OF AN OSWEGO, a member of Go. K, 147th regiment, who COUNTY SOLDIER.—JOHN ELLIOT, of Fulton, was arrested on Tuesday of last week in Syracuse as a deserter, having as he claimed, lost his furlough, died on Friday afternoon in the Syracuse Court House jail, of delirium tremens. He had evidently been drinking very hard for several days before he was arrested, and was ill in con­sequence, but neither he nor any one else supposed seriously. His cell mate reports that after lying down for some time, de­ceased got up, and sat down on a stool, but immediately fell off dead. Elliot was formerly a member of the 24th regiment. Having served his time in that, he enlisted in the 147th. His funeral was held in Fulton on Sunday afternoon.

CAPT. MCKINLOCK.—We published the other day a letter from the 147th regiment, which represented that Capt. MCKINLOCK was sick in Hospital. If so, it was no disgrace, for sickness is liable to afflict anybody. But we have seen letters since which convince us that the original statement was a mistake and that as late as the 17th, Capt. MCKINLOCK was with his men in the field bravely doing his duty. When 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.

To FRIENDS OF THE PRISONERS.—Those who have friends who are prisoners in the hands of the rebels may desire to know how letters may be sent so as to reach them. Let but one page be written, and let that be enclosed in an unsealed envelope, directed to the soldier, giving his name, rank and regiment in full.
For instance, a letter sent to Colonel MILLER may be directed on the inside envelope as follows:
Col. F. C. MILLER,
147th N. Y. Vol.,
Prisoner of War,
Lynchburg, Va.
The outside envelope, which may be sealed, must contain a ten-cent piece for prepayment of Confederate postage, and be directed to
"Maj.-Gen. BUTLER,
Commissioner of Exchange,
Fortress Monroe, Va."

KILLED ON PICKET DUTY.—By a private letter from a member of the 147th Regiment, we learn that on the night of the 27th ult., while Co. F was on picket duty, a man named WM. ROGERS, from this city, a member of that company was shot and instantly killed by a rebel sharpshooter. The writer states that ROGERS served in the 24th New York Regiment throughout its term of enlistment. He is described as an elderly man of short stature, with red hair and whiskers. The deceased was unknown to us, but he may have friends in the city or vicinity to whom this announcement of his death may be news.

WOUNDED IN THE 147TH—The New York Tribune of yesterday publishes the names of the following members of the 147th regiment, who were wounded at the late fight on the Weldon Railroad:
Sergeant ANTHONY GRIFFIN, flesh wound in the thigh.
BARNEY COLGAN, slight wound in the scalp.
W. KNIGHT, fracture of thigh.
GRIFFIN, mentioned above, was a typo and formerly an employee of the TIMES office. He enlisted as a private at the time of the organization of the regiment and was promoted to a Sergeancy for bravery in the field,

Sudden Death of an Oswego County Soldier.
John Elliot of this village, a member of Co. K., 147th regiment, who was arrested Tuesday in Syracuse as a deserter, having as he claimed, lost his furlough, died on Friday afternoon in the Syracuse Court House jail, of delirum tremens. He had evidently been drinking very hard for several days before he was arrested, and was ill in consequence, but neither he nor any one else supposed seriously. His cell mate reports that after lying down for some time, deceased got up, and sat down on a stool, but immediately fell off dead.
Elliot was formely [sic] a member of the 24th Regiment. Having served his time in that, he enlisted in the 147th.
His funeral was held in this village on Sunday afternoon. There was a large attendance, accompanied by the Cornet Band.

COMMERCIAL TIMES.
Oswego, Wednesday Evening April 20.
FLAG OF THE 147TH REGIMENT.—The flag of the Fourth Oswego Regiment was last evening presented to the City Council, to be by them preserved among the archives of the city. At the proper time during the evening, Capt. GARY, of this city, and formerly of Co. G, 147th Regiment, was introduced to the Mayor and Council, when he read a communication from Col. MILLER, dated "Headquarters of the Regiment, (near Culpepper,) April 9th," presenting to the city the battle-torn banner. Capt. GARY accompanied the letter with a brief and appropriate address, which Mayor GRANT responded to in a patriotic and eloquent speech. The flag bears marks of having been carried into the front of the fire, and we hope those who so bravely upheld it on the field may soon return to enjoy in peace and quiet the liberty its defenders fought to maintain.

COMMERCIAL TIMES
Oswego, Wednesday Evening, January 6.
CITY AND COUNTY.
ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY-SEVENTH REGIMENT.—We understand that Major HARNEY has been appointed Lieut. Colonel, and Adjutant FARLING, Major of this Regiment. We rejoice to record these promotions. When we first knew Lieut. Col. HARNEY he was a Sergeant in the 7th U. S. Infantry stationed at Fort Ontario, and his term of service having expired in that Regiment, he recruited a company for the 147th. From the position of Captain, he has, through meritorious and soldierly conduct, been promoted to his present position. He is a popular and worthy officer.

PERSONAL.—We are glad to learn that First Sergeant CALVIN HINMAN, of Company A, 147th regiment, hitherto reported missing and supposed to be killed, is on the Stanton Hospital at Washington and doing well. He was shot through the left breast and captured by the enemy, but with several others escaped from the rebel hospital, made his way to the Potomac River, constructed a raft, shoved off and was picked up by a federal transport. He now has a feather bed to lie on; his wounds are nearly healed, and his surgeon says that it is evidently useless for the rebs to try to kill him with a musket ball.

A MEMENTO.—Lieut. Col. HARNEY of the 147th, in a recent letter to our fellow citizen—S. R. TOWN, Esq., encloses a wild rose, a leaf of mulberry and a twig of locust which were plucked from the grave of the statesman and patriot—PATRICK HENRY.—What changes have been wrought in less than a century. With prophetic power that brilliant statesman foretold the future greatness of the embryo Republic, and his predictions have been more than realized. But little thought he as he thundered forth his defiant mandate "give me Liberty or give me Death," that in less than a century the Liberty for which he was struggling would be endangered by traitors at home, and that contending hoasts [sic] would struggle over his last resting place in deadly strife, the one to perpetuate and the other to obliterate the Republic he assisted in founding.

DEATH OF LIEUT. SCHENCK.—Lieut. W. P. SCHENCK, who was wounded in the battle of Gettysburg, died Monday morning of this week. We are not able to give any of the particulars of his death. The funeral will take place in Fulton on Saturday or Sunday, it is not yet positively determined which,

FROM OUR REGIMENT.—We have been permitted to read a letter from Lieut. A. J. DICKISON, of the 147th regiment, to his wife, dated "on the battle field near Spottsylvania Court House, May 10th."—The Lieutenant writes that Captains Penfield and Coey, and Lieutenants Lawler, Kingsley and Hamlin are wounded—all slightly; Corporal T. H. Bentley was killed in the first day's fight. He adds: "Col. Miller was supposed to be killed a week ago to-morrow. Gen. Wadsworth is killed, or severely wounded and a prisoner. Gen. Rice was wounded to-day, and died when having his leg amputated."

THE ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY-SEVENTH REGIMENT.—By  private letters from the 147th we learn that the Regiment was relieved from duty in the first line of breastworks and rifle-pits on the 29th and was then encamped in the woods where it would remain three days, after which the boys would again resume their former position in the front. On the 30th ult. the Regiment was to be mustered for pay, and it was anticipated the men would soon be paid off.
MILITARY AND PERSONAL.—It is understood that Col. H. A. Barnum has been recommended to the President by his Corps and Division commanders for promotion to Brigadier General. It is a position that he would fill with high credit.
Lieut. Col. C. B. Randall, of the 149th, reached here on Friday night, from. Somerset, Mass., where he has been sojourning for several weeks. His wound is much improved, and he expects soon to rejoin his regiment.

RUMORED DEATH OF MAJOR FARLING.
A rumor was in circulation in this city this morning that Major FARLING of the 147th regiment had died in hospital at Washington from sickness contracted during the present campaign. We were unable to trace the report to any reliable quarter, and hope it may prove to be incorrect.

COMMERCIAL TIMES.
Oswego, Wednesday Evening, January 6.
CITY AND COUNTY.
ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY-SEVENTH REGIMENT.—We understand that Major HARNEY has been appointed Lieut. Colonel, and Adjutant FARLING, Major of this Regiment. We rejoice to record these promotions. When we first knew Lieut. Col. HARNEY he was a Sergeant in the 7th U. S.
Infantry stationed at Fort Ontario, and his term of service having expired in that Regiment, he recruited a company for the 147th. From the position of Captain, he has, through meritorious and soldierly conduct, been promoted to his present position. He is a popular and worthy officer,

Obituary of a Soldier.
Died at Aslington Lane Hospital, Philadelphia Pa., May 12th 1865, of Small Pox, EDWARD TOPPINGS, Corporal, Co. D, 147th N. Y. Volunteers, aged 29 years and 10 months.
He joined the service from a sense of duty, the 22d of August, 1862, having a lucrative employment.
Serving his country more than faithfully, he passed safely through the ordeal of Chancellorsville, was wounded at Gettysburg, but rejoining his Regiment in time to take an active part in the severe campaign under Grant from the Wilderness to Petersburg, where in the charge on the Rebel works the 18th of June, 1864, he received a wound which cost him the loss of a limb. After regaining his strength sufficiently, a visit to his family wholly restored his health, after which he returned to Philadelphia Pa., where, while in the performance of his duties, contracted the disease which terminated his life after a short illness. His comrades deeply feel his loss as a truly brave and dutiful soldier and as a congenial and faithful friend. To his family his loss is irreparable, and they are deserving of the warmest sympathy. For our country no better man ever died.
"A Patriot fills a Heroes grave."
[Com.

FROM AN OSWEGO BOY IN THE FIELD.—"D. W. B.," who recently gave us some interesting particulars of his own marching, and also concerning the 147th Regiment, writes another letter to his brother, in which he says he is now in hospital. He is not sick, but being wearied with heavy marching was ordered to the hospital for proper rest. It will be interesting to those having invalid friends in the service to receive his assurance that they "have good times—warm rooms, comfortable spring beds, and good food." The writer says there is a rumor in camp that the invalids of New York troops are to be sent to their State hospitals. He mentions the death of his tent mate, a young man of good qualities, named CHARLES H. BATES, who died on the 23d inst., of typhoid fever; he belonged to a family in the vicinity of Fulton, we understand.

THE 147TH REGIMENT.—The Palladium of yesterday publishes a communication from a correspondent in the 147th Regiment, who mentions the part our gallant boys bore in the late fighting for the possession of the Weldon Railroad.—He says:
"The 147th has again stood manfully in the breach, while other regiments of the same brigade gave way. Again have the Oswego boys won the approbation and "especial notice" of their division commander; and when you get the particulars of the fight, and learn how the enemy were routed, and by whom, who were the thirty volunteers called for by the Colonel commanding the brigade from the 147th, and by whom and how they were led to the fray, then you will know how justly you may pride yourselves on the 147th N. Y. V."
The writer urges the necessity of hurrying up reinforcements, and appeals to home friend as follows:
"Men of Oswego county, if you would share in the glory of closing this campaign and aid in wiping out this rebellion, come on at once with Col. Rob­inson, emulate the history of the 147th, that you and your children may walk as erect as they through the future."
The following list of casualties in the 147th, is furnished: Killed—Serg't McGrath, Co. K.; Private Edward Dahm, Co G.; Private John Smith O'Riley, Co. K. Wounded—Lieut.-Col. Harney, slightly, by shell.
Capt. Pierce, slightly by musket ball in right foot.
Capt. Hugunin, dangerously by musket ball, thro' right arm and in right side.
Sergeant Peter Fannin, Co. K, flesh wound in the hip by musket ball.
Private ____ Gibbs, Co. K, in the right eye by musket ball, seriously, but doing well.
Private ____ Cole, Co, F, flesh wound by musket ball.
Private H. Colvin, Co. H, by musket ball on head, slight.

COL. MILLER PROMOTED.— We are glad to chronicle the fact that Lieutenant Colonel FRANK MILLER, of this city, has been promoted to the rank of Colonel of the 147th regiment. This is as it should be. Col. MILLER is not only a brave soldier who has nobly done his duty in the field, but he is also a genial man and a gentleman in all his social relations. Much opposition was made to his appointment, by a few ambitious men, and we rejoice that justice has been done in giving him the promotion that he has honestly won.
We expect also to hear that the officers who have been unjustly removed from office, will now be reinstated.

NEWS FROM COL. MILLER DIRECT.—Three letters were received this morning from Col. FRANK C. MILLER, of the One Hundred and Forty-seventh regiment. He is still a prisoner at Lynchburg, where the latest of the letters is dated, the others having been written at Gordonsville, where he was confined for a short time subsequent to his capture. The communications were forwarded by a flag of truce from the enemy, and are necessarily guarded in their language. We learn, however, that the Col's wound is slight, the bullet which struck him having first perforated his waist-belt, which was undoubtedly the means of saving his life. We hope soon to learn of Col. MILLER'S exchange and complete recovery.

COL. MILLER NOT KILLED.
HE IS A PRISONER AT LYNCHBURG.
We are at last able to give some account of Col. FRANK MILLER, of the 147th regiment, who has been reported killed and whose obituary has been written in these columns. The wife of Col. MILLER has just received a letter from O. V. TRACY, Adjutant of the 122d New York Volunteers, which states that on the 7th of May he (TRACY) having been captured by the rebels in the first battle of the Wilderness, saw Col. MILLER of the 147th, at Robertson's Tavern; that Col. MILLER was wounded in the side, but not dangerously, and was about to be sent to Lynchburg as a prisoner by his captors. Subsequently Tracy escaped from Lynchburg, and in fulfillment of his promise writes the letter published below.
This letter seems to put the fate of Col. Miller beyond all doubt. He is probably now a prisoner at Lynchburg, not seriously wounded, but we hope receiving better fare than the rebels have given our soldiers at Richmond. We are rejoiced to learn that our friend is still in the land of the living, and hope he has yet many days before him to enjoy in peace the blessings of a restored Union.
The following is the letter alluded to:
HARPER'S FERRY, June 1, 1864.
MRS. MILLER—Madame: I was taken prisoner on the 6th day of May in the battle of the Wilderness, and the next morning saw your husband, Col. F.  C. Miller 147th N. Y. V., at Robertson's Tavern. He was a prisoner and wounded in the side, but not dangerously. I promised to write you at the first opportunity, but we had no opportunity to get letters through on account of the fighting.
I was fortunate enough to escape from the prison at Lynchburg, Va., where we were sent, and arrived within our lines at this place this morning, and seize the first opportunity to assure you that your husband was, though wounded, in good spirits, (May 6th) and his chief anxiety seemed to be whether he had not been reported killed, and feared that you might think him killed.
I did not see him again after the 6th of May, and I trust that you may have ere this heard from him, but I determined to fulfill my promise at all events. I reside at Syracuse and may go home for ten days, and if I visit Oswego during that time will call on you. Very truly yours,  O. V. TRACY,
Adjutant 122d N. Y. V.
P. S.—I understood the Colonel that it was a flesh wound only.

THE UNRELIABILITY OF WAR NEWS.
The Syracuse Standard of yesterday morning, noticing the conflicting accounts which have been current in this city, has the following which will be read with interest: "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 neighbor 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 that had been burned by the devastating fire in which many of our brave wounded undoubtedly lost their lives, and at the spot designated was found the charred remains of a human being which were fairly supposed to be those of Col. MILLER, under which supposition they were gathered up and buried. Thus convinced, the wife and other relatives sorrowed for him as dead, putting on the habiliments of mourning, and appropriate obituaries were published in the home papers. What was the surprise of the afflicted family on Saturday last at receiving a letter from Lieut. TRACY, of this city, dated at Harper's Ferry, June 1st, saying that as a prisoner, he had on the 7th of May seen Col. MILLER at Robertson's Tavern, a prisoner and wounded, not dangerously; that the Colonel requested Lieut. T. at the first opportunity, should one occur, to write to his wife and tell her of his condition, fearing that word might have gone home that he was killed. Lieut. Tracy, in company with Lieut. BIRDSEYE, having escaped from the rebel prison at Lynchburg, and reached Harper's Ferry, at once attended to the request 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 acquainted with the parties, gave them assurance 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 prisoner, 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."

 

New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs: Military History
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URL: http://www.dmna.state.ny.us/historic/reghist/civil/infantry/147thInf/147thInfCWN.htm

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