Daniel A. Dorsey, who was second lieutenant of Company H, of the Thirty-third Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and who recently returned to this city from Nebraska) addressed a large audience in Memorial Hall last evening. His subject was "Andrew's Raiders." He was one of them, and his word pictures of the daring exploits of the little band of twenty-four men who pushed on to "Big Shanty," captured a Confederate train, and were themselves captured, were very graphic and recalled to his hearers, most of them veterans, other stirring events of the year 1862.
The lecture was particularly interesting in view of the fact that day before yesterday Senator Sherman introduced in the Senate a bill providing for pensions for all of the surviving members of the Andrews raiders. The bill provides that the pension shall be $50 month and shall take the place of such pensions as the "raiders" are now receiving. The bill explicitly mentions several survivors, among them being the lecturer of last evening, Daniel A. Dorsey.
The others included in the provisions of the bill are: Nelson W. Brown, second lieutenant Company F, Twenty-first Ohio; John R. Porter, second lieutenant Com pany 2, Twenty-first Ohio; William Bensinger, captain Company C, Thirteenth United States Colored Infantry; John A. Wilson, Company C, Twenty-first Ohio; William Pittinger, Company C, Twenty-first Ohio; Elihu A. Mason, Company K, Twenty-first Ohio; Rachel Slavens, widow of Samuel Slavens, who was executed by the rebels at Atlanta; William Knight, Company E, Twenty-first Ohio; Jacob Parrott, Thirty-third Ohio; and William Riddick, Thirty-third Ohio.
Cleveland (Ohio) Leader, February 5, 1896.