of Claims, was chosen for that responsible position.
George V. Strong became Confederate District Attorney for North Carolina in 1862; Robert B. Gilliam and William M. Shipp became judges of the superior court in North Carolina in 1862 and 1863 respectively.
Thomas C. Manning was chairman of the commission appointed by the governor of Louisiana to investigate the outrages committed by Federal troops under Gen. Banks during the invasion of Western Louisiana in 1863 and 1864.
Manning and H. M. Polk were members of the Louisiana secession convention of 1861, and John T. Wheat was its secretary.
John Bragg was a member of the Alabama, and A. H. Carrigan of the Arkansas convention and Arthur F. Hopkins was sent by the governor of Alabama as special agent to Virginia.
Were it possible for us to obtain the complete history of each one of our students in the more Southern States, it would no doubt be found to be a fact that our alumni, where ever they were, held more than their proporti