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NEW YORK, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1864.
[SINGLE COPIES TEN CENTS.
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Entered according to Act
in the Year 1864, by Harper & Brothers, in the Clerk's Office
of the District Court for the Southern District
of New York.
THE LATE REBEL GENERAL JOHN
Sherman! here, to many a soul,
Those glorious words of thine,
"Atlanta's ours, and fairly won,"
Come like a draught of wine.
The doubting spirit gains new faith, And echoes back,
"Right nobly done, Atlanta's ours, and fairly won."
The nation's heart beats quick to hear The double deadly blow,
Striking at once the rebel armed And the secret traitor foe.
Bright shines again the Northern sun, . "Atlanta's ours, and fairly won."
Let this for ages be our cry,
In battle or in civil strife,
Whether with pen, or word, or sword, We fight the tight of life.
We'll hand it down from sire to son, .
"The victory's ours, and fairly won."
In coming years, when smiling fields
And sheaves of yellow grain, When Commerce, Arts, and Industry
Surround us once again,
May we proclaim with head erect, Fearful of naught, denied by none, That " Peace
is ours, and fairly won."
PEACE THROUGH VICTORY.
Upon pages 616 and 617 we print another picture by
THOMAS NAST, who drew " Compromise with the South."
Like that it tells its own story—Peace comes by victory, not by submission, nor
by "an immediate cessation of hostilities."
The triumph of the people over their enemies is the dawn of universal peace ;
the prison doors are opened and the captives go free ; they close only upon
traitors who have struck at the national heart. The soldier and sailor return to
the loved ones who welcome them from a field of victory and honor, not of
and armed truce ; the slave raises his head as a man; and wide-waving plenty and
ripening summer overspreads the land, while in his solemn joy the patriot
beholds in imagination every part of the land united, happy, and free. Our
friend the artist has already shown us in all its abject woe what compromise
means. He now reveals the radiant form of Peace by the steady prosecution of the
war, by Victory, Union, and Liberty.
The admirable picture by Mr.
NAST in the
Weekly of September 3 is an unanswerable argument. There will be no
better in the campaign. The following stirring letter from a soldier is one
expression of the universal satisfaction of loyal men with its simple
truthfulness. The earnest protest of our correspondent against the craven
platform at Chicago is the voice of the army. He and all his
companions in arms need have no fear that their country will desert them, or
believe, while a single rebel remains in the field, that " the experiment of war
has failed :"
CAVALRY, WEST VIRGINIA,
God bless you for the high
and noble patriotism and loyalty of your sheet!
I can not restrain the exclamation that comes
up from my heart on looking
at your splendidly-designed engrav-
ing in the number for September 3
of "Compromise with the South." I hope it will stir the blood of every Northern
heart, as it fires that of every soldier who has fought
through these terrible three years of slaughter begun by
the fratricidal and murderous South. It would be
depict more perfectly and feelingly what "Compromise
with the South" means.
me to say that no one but a
who has suffered
and bled at the hands of these vile traitors, can fully
appreciate your noble picture. It deserves to be hung in
frame of gold on the walls of every household in the
North. Oh, that those cowards at the North who desire
" peace at any price" could be fired with one spark of the
high and self-sacrificing spirit that animates
the army! We who risk most
and suffer most by the war desire
no peace till every black and crime-stained traitor
heart is crushed in the
dust, and every
seed of future
treason and rebellion annihilated.
Accept the assurance that the army appreciates
and honors you for the grand
your paper has always
exhibited. Yours ever, in upholding the old
A SOLDIER OF THE REPUBLIC
late rebel General
the most noted guerrilla leader of this war, was a native of Kentucky. When the
war broke out he was a planter with considerable means; but he left his
plantation and joined the Confederate army, when he was attached to
division. After the capture of
Nashville by the Federals, in
the spring of 1862, he was left by
on the opposite side of the Cumberland, to watch the movements of
did not, however. confine himself to regular operations of this nature, but
gathered about him a set of adventurous
young Kentuckians, whom he led in a series of predatory operations against
railroads, supply-trains, and loyal citizens.
In the summer of 1863
MORGAN made a
raid into Ohio, which terminated in his capture. With 28 of
his command he was placed in the Ohio Penitentiary. He afterward escaped by
means of a tunnel, and was promoted to a brigadier-generalship. The following
are the incidents of his capture and death :
MORGAN was on a reconnaissance near Greenville, in East Tennessee,
September 4, and was lodging at an inviting house near the village. This house
happened to be the residence of Mrs.
WILLIAMS, whose husband is an officer on
BURNSIDE'S staff. When
MORGAN was asleep Mrs. Williams
procured a horse, rode fifteen miles, and returned with a company of
Union soldiers. As they arrived at the house
MORGAN had just awoke. He
drew his revolver and undertook to escape, when he was fired upon and
THE REBEL TORPEDO BOAT.
give below a sketch of the rebel torpedo boat which was designed to do so much
the Bay, was in continual expectation of' a visit from this boat, of which he
had accurate information.
She attempted to get out, but lost her reckoning,
and the adventurers on board becoming frightened, dropped their
torpedo, as it
impeded their progress, and made their way back into the Bay again. After that,
rough weather delayed the proposed expedition, and at last it was found that the
boiler was not trust-worthy. She was sent to the city for a new one. Returning
to Fort Morgan
the new boiler exploded, killing the three men who managed her and sinking the
boat was made of wood, covered with sheathing
one-fourth inch iron. Her length
was 38 feet, and
her diameter 7 feet. The boat will be
the use of the Federal fleet.
Fort Morgan. Light—House. Wreck of
Island. 5 - Obstructions.
A, A. Deed
Torpedo Projector.—C. Crane
elevating or lowering
D, D. Kleets.- E. smoke stack. -.F,
F. Sight holes
for Pilot or
Helmsman. - G. Covering
REBEL TORPEDO BOAT.--[DRAWN BY R. WIER, UNITED STATES NAVY.]
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