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Page) They have buried him, since then, beside the grave where he
knelt in the moonlight the night before he went away. Only a foot of earth
between the two who loved each other so dearly. Is there so much? Surely our
dreams of the future are not all in vain. Surely somewhere, in the heaven which
is "anchored off this world," where sickness and sorrow never come, and there
are neither wars nor rumors of wars, somewhere in that still Land of Peace they
are tasting the cup of joy which earth denied them.
John Morgan, and John Morgan's
wife and children, will speak the name of Ash Thornycroft all their lives with
such reverent tenderness as befits the memory of one who is enshrined in. their
hearts as saint and as deliverer. We know not yet for what good end he and those
who fell with him laid down their lives—God grant that we may know
hereafter—that the seed sown in tears we may reap with exceeding great joy.
WE publish on page 69 a view of
now occupied by
General Rosecrans, from a sketch by our special
artist, Mr. F. Beard. The Times correspondent says of the place:
Murfreesboro is a town which once
contained some ten thousand inhabitants, is situated upon a level plain, has two
colleges or seminaries—the Baptist Female Institute and the Soule Female
College—and an academy for males, six churches, and one hotel.
In the centre of the town is a
public square, containing a very handsome court-house. Around this square are
the principal business-houses of the place. The streets are wide, and contain
many handsome residences. At present the place is entirely deserted by its
former residents. It was always strongly rebel in sentiment, and the few
citizens who were imbued with Union sentiments have been refugees from home
since the retreat of Buell's army. During my stay not a store was open save
those taken for the use of Commissary and Quarter-masters' stores. No citizens
were upon the streets, nor a woman or child visible —every thing in and about
the town is military.
The other picture on the same
page illustrates a curious spectacle which met the eyes of our army as they
advanced to Murfreesboro. This was a forest of chimneys, which had been erected
by the rebels to keep their huts warm, and had been left standing when they
decamped. Mr. Beard counted these chimneys by hundreds. They gave a funereal
aspect to the place.
LOSS OF GALVESTON.
WE publish on
pages 72 and
illustrations of the FIGHT AT GALVESTON, TEXAS, on 1st January, from sketches by
our special artist in the Gulf. One of them represents the
The Herald correspondent thus
described this scene:
When morning dawned signals were
sent up from the flag-ship, which were responded to by all the gun-boats except
the Harriet Lane, and now it was that the Commodore first discovered that she
had fallen into the hands of the enemy.
The light also revealed the
position of the enemy's fleet, and his preparations for an attack from the shore
with artillery and riflemen.
It was now determined by the
Commodore to retake the Harriet Lane, and he ordered the Owasco to round to and
open fire. This gun-boat has an armament of one 11-inch and two 9-inch guns, and
she opened with her heaviest.
No sooner had she sent one of her
shells than the rebels crowded our prisoners—some of them wounded and dying
—upon the deck of the Harriet Lane. They then raised a flag of truce, and
paroled and sent the acting master of the Harriet Lane, and her only surviving
officer, on board the flag-ship, with a message to Commodore Renshaw to the
effect that if another shot was fired upon the Harriet Lane, every Union
prisoner would be instantly thrown overboard. In consequence of this message
Commodore Renshaw ordered the firing to cease, and made no further attempt to
recapture the vessel.
The position of the enemy's fleet
was at this time as follows: The two vessels which had accomplished the capture
of the Harriet Lane were still lying near that vessel, swarming with
sharp-shooters. Two more lay further off toward the bay, while the fifth held
herself aloof at a considerable distance. This fifth vessel was reported to be
the flag-ship, and, throughout the engagement, was said to have on board the
precious carcass of General Magruder, whom the fortunes of war, since the
outbreak of the rebellion, have carried from Yorktown to Galveston. But it is
probable that General Magruder was on land.
During the morning the enemy
opened fire upon our vessels from the shore and the city, of which they were now
in full possession. Their sharp-shooters, breaking open the houses along the
shore, took possession, and fired from the windows, while the batteries which
had been placed in position also opened. They were responded to by our
gun-boats, and this mutual exchange of courtesies continued for some time
without much effect upon either side.
The rebels had placed two guns
upon a point of land inside of and near the entrance to the harbor. The gun-boat
Clifton was directed to silence these guns, and performed her work very
handsomely. She fired first from her bow gun, then rounded and poured in a
broadside; then turned and fired from her gun aft, then rounded again and
delivered a broadside. This she did twice, when the enemy's guns were
TERRIBLE EXPLOSION—DEATH OF COMMODORE RENSHAW.
The flagship Westfield was
aground, and a little before ten o'clock in the forenoon the Commodore
determined to burn her. The determination resulted in a terrible accident, which
cost the Commodore his life. He covered the deck with turpentine, and made all
necessary dispositions to insure her burning and had her set on fire. He then
got into his boat, with Lieutenant Zimmerman, Chief Engineer William R. Green
and two sailors, to proceed to another vessel. But the magazine had been left
open, and scarcely had the Commodore and his comrades seated themselves in the
boat when a terrible explosion occurred. The magazine, which was stored with
ammunition, shells, etc., caught, and half the flagship and the Commodore's boat
were scattered through the air in ten thousand fragments. Not one of the
unfortunate men on board the vessel at the time or in the boat escaped
instantaneous death. It is not known how many perished by this terrible
explosion, but the number is estimated at ten to twenty officers and sailors.
The explosion left the smoke-stacks standing and the vessel aft unharmed; but
what remained was soon burned.
Meantime the rebels were making
formidable preparations on shore to prevent the escape of the vessels. They were
seen to drag artillery with heavy mule teams to the point commanding the bar,
and were busily engaged in planting their batteries and training their guns to
prevent the exit of our ships. The transport Mary Boardman, which is rigged
precisely like a gun-boat, was lying near the flag-ship at the time of the
explosion, and the fate of the Commodore was known only on board this vessel. It
was supposed on board the other vessels that the Commodore had gone on board
this ship. They therefore signaled
her, asking "What shall we do?"
Major Burt, a volunteer aid-de-camp on the staff of Governor Hamilton, told the
captain of the vessel that they had no signals with which to reply, but that
there was one signal which they could make which he thought would be heeded. He
proposed to sail at once, and the captain, agreeing to this, immediately
started. This was taken as a signal of retreat, and the Boardman was followed by
all the other vessels in our possession. The passage over the bar was
exceedingly dangerous, and the vessels were near grounding hopelessly several
times; but they all escaped before the enemy had trained his guns sufficiently
to do them any harm in crossing. The transports, which had gone to carry
supplies to the island, immediately put to sea and returned to this city, the
gun-boats remaining behind.
The other picture represents
FIGHT ON SHORE,
where the gallant Colonel Burrill
with the Massachusetts Forty-second was overpowered by the enemy. A prisoner
describing the affair to the Times correspondent spoke in the highest terms of
the conduct of the Forty-second Massachusetts. He says they were completely shut
in at one end of the wharf, where there was no probability of escape or
manoeuvring, and that they fought with the most desperate bravery, although
outnumbered at least ten to one. Several times they fairly stemmed the rebel
torrent that was rushing down upon them, and the enemy were at last compelled to
take them by the bayonet. How many of our gallant fellows were killed he does
not say, but he knows that the survivors were taken prisoners to Houston, and
that the rebels had twenty-five killed in the struggle.
CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA.
THE illustrations on
page 76 will
give the reader some idea of the position of affairs at
Carolina, and of fortifications and places of which more may be heard in the
course of a day or two. How our illustrations were obtained is a mystery which
we do not at present propose to gratify rebel curiosity by revealing. Suffice it
to say that, while the rebels have been very active in strengthening their
works, our gallant officers have not been idle, and the South Carolinians will
probably find, when the tug of battle comes, that we know more of the nature and
position of their defenses than they imagine.
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