he bar, in the older portions of the State, of Mississippi, was very different from that of the bar in the new districts.
Especially was this the case with the counties on, and near the Mississippi river.
In its front ranks stood Prentiss, Holt, Boyd, Quitman, Wilkinson, Winchester, Foote, Henderson and others.
It was at the period first mentioned by me, in 1837, that Sergeant S. Prentiss was in the flower of his forensic fame.
He had not, at that time, mingled largely in federal politics admired or imitated—and, indeed, which are of most perilous example, especially to warm-blooded youth.
As to the first objection, we feel sure that we are not mistaken, and even did we distrust our own judgment, we would be confirmed by Sharkey, Boyd, Williamson, Guion, Quitman, to say nothing of the commendations of Clay, Webster and Calhoun, the immortal three, whose opinions as to Prentiss' talents would be considered extravagant if they did not carry with them the imprimatur of their own g
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.
Burkittsville, Charge at, 148
Burgess' Mill, Battle of, 51, 343.
Cedar Creek, Battle of, 173.
Cedar Run, Battle of, 98, 161.
Centreville, Battle of, 100.
Chambersburg, Battle of, 259.
Chancellorsville, Disparity of Confederate and Federal forces at, 109, 169, 348.
Chantilly, Battle of, 99.
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