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cotton, and had a very large amount of money with him.] What to do with it, that was the question. I took my money and made two piles of it, one I divided into two parcels and put in my belt, and put that on next my body, the other I gave to Mrs. Barney, except seventy-five dollars, which I put in my wallet. I arranged my papers, destroying some and putting others away. Lough called to the old darkey woman to bring us some cold meat and bread; we put on our overcoats and awaited results. Bby one of General Van Dorn's staff. The questions asked me will serve as a sample: Where do you live? In Newark, Ohio. Are you connected with the army? No, sir. What are you doing here, sir? Well, sir, I am at the house of a friend, Mrs. Capt. Barney, who formerly lived at the North, and whose husband is an engineer, and is now with your people in Alabama. Are you not a cotton buyer, sir? Yes, sir, I (a-hem) have invested all my spare money in cotton, and to-day it has gone up the spout.
his was going on, the Third Vermont, Colonel Seaver, the Fourth Vermont, Colonel Stoughton, the Fifth Vermont, Colonel Lewis, advanced across the plain and scaled the heights further to the left. As soon as the Third Vermont had gained the heights, an infantry force beyond opened upon them. Colonel Seaver immediately returned the fire. The Fourth and Fifth Vermont, and Twenty-first New-Jersey soon came up and the rebels were driven from that portion of the heights. The Sixth Vermont, Colonel Barney, was retained on Marye's Hill, by order of the General from Newton's division, who had gained that range, and sent to the front as skirmishers. This was the way the heights of Fredericksburgh were carried, and this was the part taken by Vermont troops in that brilliant achievement. I remain, General, very respectfully, your obedient servant, L. A. Grant, Colonel Commanding Brigade. Lieutenant-Colonel Salomon's report. headquarters Eighty-Second regiment ill. Vols., camp n