A Federal account—letter from Adjutant-General Frederic speed.
[We cheerfully give place to the following letter, which is a different version from the account of Sabine Pass which has been received among Confederates, and is very different from the one which follows it. We publish without comments:]
Vicksburg, Miss., September 27th, 1883. Rev. J. William Jones, D. D., Secretary Southern Historical Society, Richmond, Va.:
My Dear Sir,—In the October issue of the Southern Historical Society papers you ask, Who will send us a detailed sketch of the heroic defence of Sabine Pass?
and referring to the death of Jack White, quote from an unknown exchange the statement that White was one of the forty Irishmen who held Sabine Pass against the entire Federal fleet during the war, and received the personal thanks of Mr. Davis, &c. The statement further goes on to say that the Federal force consisted of three Federal brigades and a fleet of gun-boats, and adds, the de