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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 23. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The plan to rescue the Johnson's Island prisoners. (search)
ardner, Lieutenant B. P. (F. M.) Roby, Lieutenant M. P. Goodwyn, Lieutenant Otey Bradford, Acting-Master W. B. Ball (colonel of Fifteenth Virginia Cavalry), Acting-Master William Finney, Acting-Master (H.) W. Perrin, Lieutenant Patrick McCarrick, ActingMas-ter Henry Wilkinson, Chief-Engineer (J.) Charles Schroeder, First-Assistant-Engineer H. X. Wright, Second-Assistant-Engineer Tucker, Assistant-Paymaster (P. M.) DeLeon, Assistant-Surgeon (William) Sheppardson, gunners Gormley and Waters, John Tabb, a man named Leggett, who subsequently left us at Halifax. Of course our plan was kept secret, only Wilkinson, Loyall, and myself knowing its objects, and we did not attempt to contradict the report that we were going to England, where many of the officers and our friends on shore supposed we were bound. The party consisted of twenty-two, all told, and on the 7th of October we left Smithville, N. C., on the Cape Fear river, in the blockade steamer R. E. Lee, with Wilkinson in command;
rder that she might have time to procure her witnesses the case was continued till this morning. Mary, slave of Thomas Edwards, and Elizabeth, slave of Wm. F. Taylor, were charged with stealing a breastpin, valued at $3,000, from Mrs. John Johnson. The evidence not being sufficient to prove them guilty of the theft, they were discharged. The following negroes were ordered to be whipped: London, slave of E. H. Chalkley, charged with trespassing upon the premises of Samuel Tardy; Milton, slave of John Tabb, arrested on the streets after hours with no pass, and acting in a suspicious manner; and Frank, slave of Thos Totten, charged with being a runaway and having one bag of beefs in his possession supposed to have been stolen. The latter was also committed to jail as a runaway. Robert, slave of Mary McCarthy, charged with being a runaway, and John, slave of Wm. W. Jones, arrested as a runaway and for having a side of pork, supposed to have been stolen, were discharged.