Reverting to the bar in 1850 in Louisiana, Mr. Semmes told many delightful reminiscences.
He enjoyed the intimate friendship of such distinguished men as Alfred Hennen, John R. Grymes, Slidell, Christian Roselius, S. S. Prentiss, Judah P. Benjamin, Mr. Bonford, Charles Gayarre, Judge Walker and other typical representatives of the old Louisiana bench and bar. He also knew, intimately, Dr. Warren Stone, Dr. W. Newton Mercer, Dr. Augustas Cenas, and others equally distinguished in scieff.
Mrs. Ives' home was a great centre for the young folks.
That night all the prettiest girls in Richmond were taking part in the charades, and some of the most brilliant officers of the army.
There were present Mr. Davis, Mr. Stephens, Judah P. Benjamin, Secretary Mallory, Mrs. Mallory—in fact, all the cabinet officers and their wives, the representatives in Congress, justices of the Supreme Court, etc., and General Stuart was the observed of all observers, as he gaily led the charades.
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.
Bullock, C. S. N., Irvine S., 117.