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BRIGADIER-GENERAL KELLEY, OF VIRGINIA.
[FROM A PHOTOGRAPH FURNISHED BY MR. G. ANTHONY, OF NEW YORK.]
BRIGADIER-GENERAL A. McDOWELL McCOOK.
[SKETCHED BY MR. H. MOSLER.]
WE publish above a portrait of
the gallant GENERAL KELLEY, of Virginia, whose recent exploit at Romney we
noticed last week. General Kelley is a native of New England, who settled in
Western Virginia some twenty years since, and became a wealthy and a leading
citizen. When the war broke out he at once volunteered, and obtained the command
of the First Virginia Regiment. At the
battle of Philippi he was severely wounded, and
for some time his life was despaired of. He has since recovered, and is doing
gallant service again under the
Stars and Stripes. He is now in command at
GENERAL McDOWELL McCOOK.
BRIGADIERcGENERAL A. M'DOWELL
M'COOK, whose portrait we publish above, was born in Columbiana County, Ohio,
April 22, 1831, was appointed to West Point in 1848, and graduated in 1852. He
was appointed Brevet Second Lieutenant in the Third Infantry, and ordered to the
Department of New Mexico. He took an active part in all the prominent Indian
campaigns in that department
up to February, 1858, when he was
ordered to West Point, where he served as principal assistant instructor in
infantry tactics, and also in the art of war, until the
fall of Sumter. He then applied for permission
to take the field, and was ordered to his native State to muster in volunteers
for the three months' service. On his thirtieth birthday he was elected and
commissioned Colonel of the First Ohio Volunteers. He commanded this regiment at
battle of Bull Run, where it formed part of
Schenck's brigade. He returned to Ohio with the regiment, mustered it out of the
service, and recruited it again at Dayton, Ohio. He was appointed
Brigadier-General of Volunteers September 3, 1861, and ordered to the Department
of the Cumberland, and he now commands the advance in front of Buckner.
He has five brothers in the army,
a sixth having been killed at the battle of Bull Run. One of them is Colonel of
the Ninth Ohio, now in active service in Western Virginia.
SLAVE-HUNTERS IN TROUBLE.
ONE of our Missouri
correspondents, Mr. Bill D. Travis, has sent us the sketch which we reproduce
Bird's Point, Missouri, by entering the camp
and kidnapping negroes, under the pretense that they were runaway slaves. They
had been turned out of camp once or twice, and warned not to return. One day in
October they were, nevertheless, discovered in the camp of the Twenty-second
Illinois Regiment ; they even attempted to carry off an unfortunate negro whom
they pronounced to be a slave, but who protested that he was free. The soldiers
attempted to argue the point, but were brutally denounced by the slave-hunters
as " bloody abolitionists," negro thieves, etc. This sort of thing at last
roused the Illinois boys beyond bearing, and they proceeded to punish the
foul-mouthed rascals. Our correspondent thinks, no doubt justly, that their
career might have been cut abruptly short had not the noise of the affray
reached the ears of Colonel Dougherty, who immediately had the slave-hunters
sent out of camp under guard of a file of soldiers. They are not likely to be
caught there again.
It is one thing to make rules for
the guidance of Generals, and another to get our troops to execute them. When
General Sherman gets down
into the South, and is molested
by night attacks from the rebels, led by negro guides. we fear that all the
rules in the world will not suffice to persuade his troops to aid or tolerate
any way " hunters for slaves."
A SCOUTING PARTY.
WE publish on
a very striking illustration of one of the most exciting duties which now
devolve upon our troops—scouting.
Every day each brigade, and often each regiment, sends out a small party of
tried soldiers under an officer selected for his courage and coolness, to
ascertain what, if any, changes have taken place in the position of the enemy.
The duty is one of no inconsiderable danger, as the enemy's sharp-shooters are
always on the look-out for such expeditions, and, lying concealed in thickets,
not unfrequently manage to shoot several of the scouts before they are detected.
At and near Fortress Monroe these scouting expeditions have proved unusually
disastrous, having cost many valuable lives. The very danger and enterprise of
the duty, however, renders it attractive to young soldiers and to ambitious
TWO SLAVE-HUNTERS EXPELLED FROM THE CAMP OF THE
TWENTY-SECOND ILLINOIS VOLUNTEERS AT BIRD'S POINT, MISSOURI.-[SKETCHED BY MR.