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3 ^^ I 'r , 7 > ONU FLAQ, ONE LAND, ONE EMART, OJTE HAND, ONE NATION, EVERMORE! VOL. III. KO. S3,] HARTEORD, OOOT., SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1871. [f 2. a Year; Single, 5 Cts. irturs at f a m e. " H O W A R E Y O U S A M T A R T ^" 'Down tbo picket guarded lane Rolled tbo comfort laden wain, Choeml by shouts that shook the plain, Soldior-like and morry; PhraaoH such as camps may teach, Sabre cut of Saxon apcccb, Such as 'Bully !' 'Thorn's the pcach !' 'Wade iu Sanitary!' 'Right and'left the caissons drew, As the cur went himbering through Quick succeeding in review Squadrons military. Sunburnt men with beards like freeze, Smooth-faced boys and cries like these: 'U. S. San. Com.' 'That's the cheese!' 'Pass in Sanitary!' 'In such cheer it struggl6<l on Till the battle front was won. Then the car its journey done, Lo! was stationary; And where bnllets whistling fly, Came the sadder, fainter cry: 'Help us, brothers, ere we die— Save us. Sanitary!' 'Such the work. The phantom flies. Wrapped iu battle clouds that rise ; But the brave—whose dying eyes, Veiled and visionary, See the jasper gates swung wide. See the parted throng outside— Hears the voice to those who ride; 'Prtss in Sanitary 1' W H A T A X O L D S O L D I E R T H I N KS A B O U T S T U D Y I N G P E A C E. uot forget these things. The grey-haired father whose first-boru son—the prop of his declining years,—struck down by a traitor's bullet, lies waiting the reveille of the resurrectioa morn in some unknown grave in Virginia" ; the sorrowing mother and sister whose only son and brother breathed his young life away iu some fe-ver- haunted hospital; the wife, whose husband, commending her and his little ones to the care of God and his fellow-citizens, went bravely forth to the death that waited him upon the battle field— the thousands of bereaved families whose loved ones gave their lives to their coun-try amid the shock of battle, in the mid-: night skirmish, or perished by inches a-mong the horrors of Andersonville—shalli these forget these scenes ? No inhabitant! of our country ought to forget these e-vents, for it is only by the contemplation of the vast expenditure of blood and treasure by which from 1775 to 1783 the Republic was founded, and from IS61 to 1865 <it was preserved, that an adequate idea of the value of our Government and and its institutions can be reached. , "This is the costliest laud beneath the sun ; "Tis priceless, jiurchaseless ; and not a rood But hath its title written clear, and signed In some slain heroe's consecrated blood." [The Webster Times having spoken in rather strong terms against the produc-tion of War Dramas, on account of their tendency to keep alive the issues of the war, is answered in the following article by a veteran. We publish it, as anji^us-diers.] The article in the Times of last week reviewing the recent performance of the "Spy of Newbern." censuring directly the tendency of such "war dramas," as the "DrummerBoy" and "The Old Flag" and indirectly condemning the organiza-tion which places them before the people, impels us to ask thatequil publicity be given to our views of the matter, as seen from our stand-point. For the compli-mcutary notice of the amateur performers who took part in the piece, and for the expression of sympathy for the cause to aid which it was produced, we are duly grateful ; but when we are told that it is "very bad" to "perpetuate the unpleasant memories of the war," and that "its divis-ions, secespionism and scenes of blood and strife ought to be forgotten," we at oucc join issue. Those things are facts—they have pass-ed into history. By ns they cannot —every inhabitant of our vast country they should not, and by every true patriot, down to the "last syllable of recorded time," they ivill not, be "forgotten." We cannot for got them, for we were of that mighty host of loyal men, who, from the field, the work shop and the counting house, sprang to arms, to rally in defence of the "Old Flag" and the union symbolized by its starry folds, when assailed by traitorous hands ; because in those "scones of blood and strife" wo staked our lives in the dread "wager of battle," to testify to our holict' that a country worth living in, is worth fighting for i because we have seen our comrade's s<!al with their life-blood, their devotion to the Union ; and finully, though "thousands fell at our side, and ten thousand at our right hand," we, as individuals, were preserved by Divine Providence through the dangers and vi-cissitudes of the march and the bivouac, the defeat and retreat, the victory and pursuit,—haply maimed in limb or scar-red in body,—to witness the glorious end-ing of the struggle in the complete over-throw of the foul heresy of Secession, and the restoration of the "Old Flag" its stars iinditnuK'd in lustre, to (loat once more over a laud, which, at least, it is no mis-nonuM- to call a "Free Country !" Others besides returned soldiers cau-aPol- No true patriot will forget them. Bj recalling the deeds of heroism, the uoble self-sacrifice, the patriotic devotion t which these events gave rise, he will ke alive that spirit of liberty and love country which alone can ensure thfj.p' petuity of oi?r republicani institjitio Forget them'! Then d^^rov Soldier's M j i n a i f - ' ' ctuate tiie name diod for our counf aitd Army of the Republic, Massachusetts alone, was, dur-past year the almoner of charity to the amount of Forty Thofisand Dollars. Nay, we must even thrust back into the obscurity in which '^/hey fouud him, the President of the United States, who, but for these "scenes of blood and strife" might today have been a porter in the leather store in Galena ! And since these things "ought uot to be allowed to go on," let ua complete the work by abolishing the Fourth of July, lest it should "per-petuate the unpleasant memories" of the Revolution ! For years wo at the North 7/ai/"brought up our children to study peace." Not so with our erring fellow-citizens at the South, who for thirty years had been pre-paring for the struggle which burst upon us with the boom of the first gun at Sum-ter. And the consequence was Bull Run, and the long anxious months of inactivity necessary to create an army fitted to cope with the trained soldiers of the rebellion. Well will it be for us as a nation if we take heed to the words of Washington in his almost inspired "Farewell Address"— "In time of peace prepare for war." The surest guaranty of lasting peace, is con-stant preparation for effective war. We, the Grand Army of the Republic expect opposition to our views from three clas-ses for persons : "First, from those who, during the rebellion, did theii- utmost by voice and influence, if not by arms, to em-barrass and destroy the (government of the United States. Second, from profes-sional politicians, who view with alarm an organization composed of men who have learned the power of concerted "shoulder to shoulder" action ; and lastly, from those visionary but very worthy peojjle who as "refbi'mers" imagine that they have discovered some panacea for all the woes which op[jross mankind, and who annually meet and enter upon their records, "Jlesolved, that there shall be no more war." Treason, Rebellion, Secession, we of the Grand Army hate witli a ])erl'ect ha-tred ; but uot our follow citizens, wlio, misled by unserupulouy intriguers and sectional euthuiiiasm, s^jporied these t principles with a zeal and bravery worthy of a better cause. We hate the sin but iiptthe sinner. We challenge contradic-tion when we say, that in private or iu public life, whefher in the halls of Oon-t'^ ess or the haunts' of business—none teiikei been so ready to take by the hand ^A'elcome back to loyalty the honestly mtant rebel, as those who faced him, when an equally honest enemy, at the point of the bayonet and the muzzle of ;the cannon, upon the stricken field. And ca"eilher side, the loud-mouthed politi-cian, who, during the war, from his bomb-proof urged on the strife while he took gOi>d care to keep his precious carcass out of range, is today the man who does most to keep alive sectional hatred and, iiite^al dissension. Finally, let it be uijIfR'stood that the Grand Army of the Republic are determined that, with the help of our fellow citizens, the wants of those bereaved and made destitute by the ffmialties of the war, shall be relieved ; bati^ Loyalty shall be honored and Trea-son nuide odious ; and that whenever we can aid our Charity by presenting loyalty in its beauty and treason in its .deformity, whether under the guise of the "Drum-mer Boy," 'The Old Flag" or any other "War Drama," we shall not fail to do so, trusting that the lessons of loyalty and patriotism thereby inculcated maf not be lost upon this community ; and especially that the children—those to whose keec,. we must soon entrust the palladiujn of whose minds the rep- ' such scenes cannot fail to Impression, may fr, " " Vjcounti^' an •ta Mori'' Ajud th)s we are encouraged to the :kind favor of the good people of Web-ster* and vicinity, to whom, in the name 0^ JSmh^niel Lyon , Post No. 61, Grand Afm/ -ofthe Republic, and in behalf of the disabled soldiers, the widows and or-phans of the fallen, whose necessities al-ways urgent, but doubly so at this incle-ment season, their generosity will enable us to relieve, we return our most earnest and heartfelt thanks. J. H. M., P. C. Jiberties-ation^ TAKING HIM HOME. Taking him home from the midnight revel; Who stanted at morn so fair and proud. He with intellect so gifted, 'Neath a fatal yoke hath bowed. Taking him home to a widowed nioth<)r. To thicken tiie silver in her hair, And on the aged brow to deepen The furrows traced already there. i Taking him home in his faUen manliood, To meet the gaze of a fond young wife ; Her palo face tells its own sad story Of a blighted homo and a blasted life. Taking him home, his voung life wasted, His life's bright promise sacriticcd ; The serpents coil hath lirmly bound him, Passive within its fold ho lies. Taking him home, ah ! it wore better With the shadow of death upon his brow. Better, far better th'at dreamless slumber, Than that which doth enwrap him now. Oh, happy home that hath no waiting For a loved one's faltering step, That holds no pale and tearful watcher. Who hath these lonely virgils kept. Intemperance! thou fell destroyer. Will thy sad wail bo ever hushed ? How jong shall bright and glorious manhood, 'Neath thine iron heel bo crushed 1 Arouse, ye temperance sons and daughters! There is a mighty %<'ork to do ; Rich and plenteous is the harveSt, But the laborers are few. ^ , ^ MARIAN. Danbury, Conn. PITH. Self-praise deprecateH. The absent feel and fear every ill. The worst kind of conundrum—Riddling with cannon shot. All women, let them be never so home-ly, are pleased to hear themselves cele-brated for beauty. An old lady read about the strike of the wire drawers iu Worcester, Miiss., and said that of all new fangled things, wire drawers must be the queerest. A western bummer lately put himself to bed on the steps of a church, and, tid-ing to fold the snow flakes around him, declared every time he grasped a hand-ful that the darned sheets tore so.—Bos-ton Post. "Wife, do you know that I have got the pneumonia?'' "New monia, indeed ! Such extravagance ! You're the spend-thriftiest man 1 ever did see, ta go and lay out your money for such trash when I do need a new bonnet so much !" Thompson is not going to do anythii'g more in connndrums. He recently asked his wife the difference between his head and a hogshead, and she said there was none. He said that was uot the right answer, and lel't. A quaint old gentleman, of an active, stirring disposition, had a man at work in his garden who was ciuite the reverse. "Jones," said he, "diil you eviu' see a snail V "t'ertaiiily," siiid Jones. "'J'hen," said the old boy, "yon must have met him. for yuu never could over-take him." The re-union of the members of the Twenty-fifth Rcgt., Mass. Vols., was hel at the Bay State House, Worcester, Wednesda}', The regimental band larger number of comrades than last were >u attendance. Speeches al^n.^^nabersTiJ^idi .ndea^t^Dr.^^Mii^ ent—Sergt. Emersdni Spencer. Secretary and Edward W. Wellington. Chap tatistical Secretary—Rev. ames of New York. Committee on nance—J. H. Richardson of Fitchburg, and Dexter Vant of Milford. Committee on Membership—Capt. J. B. Knox and Capt. Jaalam Gates of this city, and Capt. G. H. Sampson of Westboro. The seventh annual reunion of the Offi-cer's Association of the Fifty third Regt. Massachusetts Volunteers, was held at the Templeton Hotel, Thursday, Feb. 2d, 1871. The members of the associatiow, with their ladies and several invited guests, assembled at eleven o'clock, and after spending about two hours in social intercourse, sat down to a most excellent dinner furnished by Mr. Charles F. Ad-ams, the proprietor of the house. At the close of the repast, the association was called to order by the President, Capt. John G. Mudge of Petersham, who wel-comed the officers and their friends to the festivities of the occasion. Gen. Kimball of Fitchburg was then called upon for a speech, and addressed his comrades brief-ly and in an interesting manner. At the close of the exercises, a business meeting was held, and the following officers were elected for the ensuing year : President, Capt. Joel A. Stratton of Leominster ; Vice President, (3apt. Lyman Woodward of llubbardston ; Secretary, Lieut. Wm. T. Freeman of Clinton ; Treasurer, LienL John 1), Edgell of Gardner. The com-plimentary ball in the evening passed otV admirably, and was attended by about seventy-five couples. Keep your mouth shut and your cyei open. When are soldiers like writers for th' p r e s s W h e n they charge by the col-umn. went to a lawyer one-!') detailed the circumstan- "IJave you told me tho occur red ?" said sir," rejoined ho. A. Scotchman for ad^•ice, and ces of the case, facts precisely as they the lawyer. ''Oh, ay, "I thought it best to tell you tho plain truth. Ye can put the lies iu yourself."" CONN. STATE LIBRARY MAY 1 1 1955
|Title||Soldiers' record, 1871-02-25|
|Uniform Title||Soldiers' record (Hartford, Conn.)|
|Subject||United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Veterans -- Connecticut -- Newspapers; Hartford (Conn.) -- Newspapers|
|Description||Frequency: Weekly; Publication dates: Vol. 1, no. 1 (July 11, 1868)- ; Notes: Devoted to the interests of the soldiers and sailors of the late war.|
|Collection||Newspapers of Connecticut|
|Source - Location||Connecticut State Library microfilm, AN104.N6 C6692|
|Relation-Is Part Of||Connecticut military newspapers, 1862-1875|
|Publisher||W.F. Walker & Co|
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|Title-Alternative||Other title: Soldiers' record and Grand Army gazette; The soldiers' record|
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ONU FLAQ, ONE LAND, ONE EMART, OJTE HAND, ONE NATION, EVERMORE!
VOL. III. KO. S3,] HARTEORD, OOOT., SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1871. [f 2. a Year; Single, 5 Cts.
irturs at f a m e.
" H O W A R E Y O U S A M T A R T ^"
'Down tbo picket guarded lane
Rolled tbo comfort laden wain,
Choeml by shouts that shook the plain,
Soldior-like and morry;
PhraaoH such as camps may teach,
Sabre cut of Saxon apcccb,
Such as 'Bully !' 'Thorn's the pcach !'
'Wade iu Sanitary!'
'Right and'left the caissons drew,
As the cur went himbering through
Quick succeeding in review
Sunburnt men with beards like freeze,
Smooth-faced boys and cries like these:
'U. S. San. Com.' 'That's the cheese!'
'Pass in Sanitary!'
'In such cheer it struggl6
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