April 25 and 26, 1862

Macomb Journal
April 25, 1862

The Sixteenth Regiment.

            We learn from persons direct from Cairo, that the 16th Regiment has gone up the Tennessee river to reinforce Gen. Halleck’s army.  It is understood that the most of Gen. Pope’s Division, including near 40,000 men, have passed up the Tennessee, and before this time joined Halleck’s army, preparatory to the grand battle which we are daily expecting news of.


The Killed and Wounded in the 28th Regiment

            Samuel Sharp, a corporal in company D 28th Regiment, who was wounded in the battle at Pittsburg Landing, arrived in this city on Saturday last, direct from the battle field.  He has furnished us with all the information he is in possession of respecting the killed and wounded in Capt. Farwell’s company.  Mr. Sharp was wounded by a musket ball which passed through the left side of his body.  He is doing very well, and the wound will probably be healed in less than a month.  He reports the following killed.

Jos. Gill, shot through the head and instantly killed.  A shell also struck him after he had fallen, mangling his body very much.  Mr. Gill was a brother of B. F. Gill, of this place.


Solomon Shepherd was severely wounded on Sunday and died on Tuesday.  He was from the vicinity of Camp Creek, in this county.

Robert Pearson, killed instantly by a ball which struck him in the centre of the forehead.  Mr. Pearson was from Colchester where his parents reside.

James Welch, killed instantly.  His parents reside a short distance north of Colchester.

George Teas, shot through the breast and instantly killed.  His parents also reside near those of Mr. Welch.

A. Milligan, was shot in the abdomen, and died next day.  At the time of his enlistment he was at work for Mr. Gill, blacksmith, in this city, and lived in his family.

Myron Hyett, of La Harpe, of whom we made mention last week as being wounded, has since died.


Mr. Sharp reports the following wounded:

Hobert, son of J. C. Hobert, of Colchester, was shot in the breast with a spent ball and only slightly hurt.

Lucien Hoyt, of Tennessee township, had two fingers shot off.  He come home in company of Mr. Sharp.

Robt. Huddleston of St. Mary’s, near Colmar, was shot through the thigh.

Josiah Gill, flesh wound in arm. – Josiah was a brother to Joseph Gill who was killed.

Jos. Walker, of Industry township, wounded slightly in knee.

John Gordon, slightly wounded in heel.

Mr. Sharp thinks it possible that there may be others in the company either killed or wounded.  We have no report however, from any source of any further casualties in this company.


From “Harry.” – Our faithful correspondent “Harry” writes us a hurried note from New Madrid on the 12th, that the troops had just been paid off, and that they were then packing up, for a march.  Harry sends us a secesh document which he captured somewhere in Tennessee.  It is an “Appeal to the People of the southern portions of Illinois and Indiana, by W. H. Haynes.”  It is, indeed, a precious document, especially interesting to those Democrats who were loud in their threats that if an army was raised in the North to march against the South they would receive “a fire in the rear.”  Haynes was a former resident of Carmi, in this State, and on the breaking out of the war, he went South, and it would appear that he is very much astonished that his old Democratic associates don’t carry out their promise respecting the fire in the rear.  Harry also sends us a Confederate postage stamp, the first we have ever seen.


Home Again. – Frank E. Fowler, and J. G. Thompson, members of Co. B, 16th Regiment, arrived at their homes in this city on Monday evening last, having each received a final discharge from the army on account of sickness.  Mr. Hainline, of Co. A., in the same regiment, also returned on Wednesday on account of sickness.


Accident. – On Saturday last, Mr. James Guy, a young man living a few miles north of this city, had his right leg broken by a kick from his horse. – He had been in the city and was proceeding homeward, and when near the residence of Mr. Nelson Abbott, on the north side of town, his blanket dropped from the horse, and as he was in the act of picking it up, the horse kicked him with the result above stated.  He was taken to Mr. Abbott’s house, where his injuries were attended to by Dr. Jordan.


A Rebel Prisoner. – We learn that Dr. J. R. Palmer, formerly a practicing dentist in this city, was taken prisoner by some of our troops in Tennessee, just previous to the Pittsburg battle. – Palmer, while living here, was loud mouthed in his denunciation of abolition disunionists, but at length he himself becomes a disunionist of the blackest kind.


 Macomb Eagle
April 26, 1862

Democratic Victories.

            The spring elections throughout the West gives the most cheering indications of a return to the Democratic policy on the part of the people.  Not only in Chicago, Peoria, Springfield, Quincy, Galena, Rock Island, and Freeport, in Illinois, have the Democrats achieved splendid successes, but also in all the principal cities of Wisconsin have they done likewise.  In all these contests, the Democrats have stood by their time-honored principles – have upheld the Constitution and the Union as our fathers made – against the usurpations of power, the plunderings and robberies, the violation of official oaths and the falsifying of public pledges, which has characterized every department of the republican administration for a year past.  They have chiefly opposed the efforts of the republicans to destroy the Union sentiment of the South and encourage and strengthen the rebellion.  Conservative men and patriots are at last seeing the vortex of ruin into which the republicans are plunging the country, and they are determined that the fanatical destructionists shall have the poisoned chalice held to their own lips.  The tide of fanaticism has reached the flow and is now ebbing out from the public mind.  The significance of these late elections is, that the republicanism is not only a cheat, but that it is ruin and impoverishment to the country, and that the honest people will throw off the rule of the corrupt demagogues. – A choice has to be made between Democracy and Constitutional liberty on one hand, and republicanism and destruction on the other; between Democracy and a government of white men, and republicanism and free negroism on the other.  There is no middle ground.


  • We trust that the disagreeable weather of the past few weeks has culminated, and that the heavy sleet of Thursday morning may be speedily succeeded by a more genial temperature.
  • Mr. James M. Campbell has sold out his grocery store to B. F. Goodrich, Esq., who will continue the business at the same place.
  • We have a letter from our Paducah correspondent, giving an account of a scouting expedition into Weakly county, Tenn., by a portion of the 6th cavalry.  We shall publish it next week.
  • The negroes who for the past few years have been run out of Missouri into Kansas have become so numerous in Leavenworth that they propose to have things their own way.  A short time since they held a meeting in that city “to consult upon the propriety of expelling the Irish and German citizens from Leavenworth.”  That is a foretaste, we presume, of what is to come all over the North.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: