PETER APPLE, of Oakland, Marion County, Indiana,was recruited for the Eleventh regiment of that State, and took part in the attempt to storm one of the Vicksburg batteries. The rebel fire was so destructive, that the Union forces recoiled. Apple, the “raw recruit,” “didnt see” the backward movement, and kept going ahead, until he came right up to one of the rebel guns, caught a gunner by the collar, and brought him within our lines, saying: “Boys, why didnt you come on? Every fellow might have got one.”
Originally posted 2008-04-26 12:14:51.