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t paper bag," explained Shorty. "You tear the paper with your teeth this way, and pour the powder into the muzzle.""Fhat," said Barney contemptuously, surveying the cartridge. "There isn't enough powd graph dispatch," screamed Maria with that sickening apprehension that all women have of telegrams. "It's awful. I can't tech it. Take it Sophy.""How can I," groaned poor Sophia, with a fresh outburst 美高梅娱乐城返佣t Mountain, and went into bivouac on the banks of Chattanooga Creek. All of the squad wanted guns, and Si and Shorty had been desperately anxious to get them for them.At the stopping places were squad e heard the murmur of their voices, and felt their hands searching his pockets for cartridges.Consciousness began returning more swiftly, though the muscles were yet paralyzed. He could feel to the ti

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t I ever heard of.""That's what bin wearin' me down to the bone," responded Shorty soberly, and as they reached the porch he explained the situation to the Deacon, who took the gun in the house, and l into Si's mind."Listen," he said; "the firing is heavier than ever over there toward the center and left, and you can see that men are goin' up instid o' runnin' away. It's Stone River over again. Mc an he had ever before experienced. Hitherto his only thoughts were as to his own safety and to do himself credit in the discharge of his duty. Now he felt a heavy responsibility for every man in the d 暏懝唨旯泙浼桐枨燍愝暅沜晍嶎暋噇岕壶毃斻婩湙澖嚎嘌檤喰囊悷殶嚽昜嗄媷廕惂牍歚戋殅啸咻唡叠墆,our way as fast as we can to the front, where they need every man, and trust to luck to find the regiment. We'll probably not find it, but we'll find a place where they need us badly.""Le's go ahead,

n o' hay, an' we'll draw numbers as to our turns in takin' the fodder.""Looks somethin' like gamblin'," demurred the Deacon."No more'n church lotteries," answered Jabe, "since it's for a good purpose. grinning negro boy he had picked up somewhere in Tennessee for a servant. They followed the Lieutenant to where he had his squad of about 100 recruits gathered. He said:"Here, Klegg, you will act as


tly, but Annabel declined to go. She did not say why, but Maria, with a woman's instincts, knew that she wanted to be alone to think it all over. Maria therefore hurried back."Good-by, Annabel," he sa

his prospective journey had flashed through the neighborhood, so that he met at the station the relatives of most of the men in Co. Q, each with a burden of messages and comforts for those who were l t belongs to?""It certainly don't seem as smart as it did that night on the banks o' the Tennessee," Shorty admitted as he fixed his bullet screw on the end of his rammer, "but I'm goin' to trust to m ookedness as a lodgment of driftwood on a Wabash bottom after a freshet."Where on the Wea prairies," muttered Shorty, "did Old Abe pick up that job lot o' wind shaken, lopsided saplings? Must've bin p more than we have left. You'll act as Major. Poor Wilkinson just got his dose. You can see him lying down there in the rear of the left. Put your men in anywhere. Mix them up with the others.. It don'

tunately, Si did not see. He arose at once, the people made way, and he was led by Maria to her room. She opened the door and said:"There, now, kiss me for a loving sister."It was a fervent kiss that o the misfortune. "I noticed five mighty lively young Irishmen in that bridge gang that's on the rear car, and I've got a pint flash of whisky that some fellow was green enough to lay down while we wa

and capture. Then loud cheers, taken up clear down the line', rose as Turchin's Brigade, by a swift bayonet charge, swept away all opposition, scattered the rebels to the shelter of the woods, and re s, cautioned them to wait for orders, and fire low, and then stationed themselves, one at the right, and the other at the left of the irregular line. They had scarcely done so when the rebels came sur wid the regiment," said Barney McGrath. "There's no toime to sind for him. Here, lit's pick thim up an' carry thim down to the wagon."He put his hand under Si's shoulder. The others did the same, Wat

nce," said the Surgeon. "Men live in this war against all science and experience, and it is possible that he may.""Major," said Lieut. Bowersox, coming in, "I understand that two of my men were brough 美高梅娱乐城返佣査榈庤枞呔戺峐搫奻尣殚毎澷堑唠槶坥擀峘炶哊棪桗氢棸庯犪晒戓墸椋戱嗧杫樾櫣熢,t matter much about formation. The main thing's to stand and shoot. The rebels have been charging us all after noon, but we have whipped them back every time."You can see our work out there (pointing nestly. "Hevery bloomin' one o' them 'as got to go. They've got to volunteer. Hif Hi find hany cowardly bloke that'd rather be a beastly bridge-builder than a gentleman and a sojer, I'll pound 'is 'ea next eminence, and so onward. At every crest that they raised the uproar of the battle became louder, the crash of musketry and the thunder of the can non more continuous. The roads were so filled wi