Sergeant Smith Prentiss and his career.
An estimate of the man by a contemporary. John G. Baldwin.
Sergeant Smith Prentiss was born in Portland, Me., September 30, 1808, and died at Natchez, Miss., July 1, 1850. Forty-four eventful years have come and gone, and yet the name and fame of Prentiss is as green in the memory of those who admire talent and love chivalry as when he was here in the flesh.
With one or two honorable exceptions, his contemporaries are all dead.
Much has been wri000 ever saw a likeness of Prentiss.
The one contained in several metropolitan papers last year was a miserable caricature—no more like Prentiss than Prentiss was like Hercules.
Of all the sketches written of Prentiss, the following, from J. G. Baldwin, a contemporary of Prentiss, who afterwards removed to California and was elevated to the Supreme Court of that State, is believed to be the best:
The character of the bar, in the older portions of the State, of Mississippi, was very d
Abbeville, S. C., Distinguished men of, 56.
Alabama Heroine, An, 45.
Alexandria, Retrocession of, 197.
Allen, Major, Wm., 139.
Ambulance Corps, The Richmond, Members of, 113.
Anderson, General Joseph R., 211.
Appomattox, Surrender at, 20, 263.
Archer, Colonel Fletcher H., 12.
Ashford, Col., John, 257.
Atkinson, Col., John Wilder, 38, 139.
Averill, Col. J. H., 267.
Baldwin, Joseph G , 22.
Barlow, Captain J. W., 139.
Barker, Capt. F. C., 366.
Barnes, Gen. W. F., 78.
Beauregard, Gen. G. T., 206
Benjamin, Judah P., Sketch of, 297, 378.
Bennett, Captain, Frank, 171.
Bingham, apt. Robert 345.
Blacknall, Col. C. C., 168, 173.
Blacknall, Dr., Geo. W., 168.
Blacknall, Dr., Oscar, 168.
Blacknall, Maj. T. H., 168.
Blake, Capt. T. B., 139, 286.
Blow, Capt. W. N, 275
Boonsboro, Battle of, 162, 276
Boyd, Miss, Belle, 165.
Boy Heroes at Cold Harbor, 234.
Brandy Station, Battle of, 148, 168.
Bristow Station, Battle of, 339.