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Jubal Anderson Early, Ruth Hairston Early, Lieutenant General Jubal A. Early , C. S. A., Autobiographical sketch. (search)
aten, but so were all other candidates professing similar sentiments. In the year 1853, I was again a candidate for the Legislature, but was badly beaten, as the county had become strongly wedded to the opposite party. My practice had become very considerable, and at the close of my professional career, I believe I was regarded as among the best lawyers in my section of the State. My most important contest at the bar and my greatest triumph was in a contested will case in Lowndes County, Mississippi, in the autumn of 1852, in which a very large amount of property was involved. I went to Mississippi to attend to this case specially, and I contended single-handed and successfully with three of the ablest lawyers of that State. I had in a very limited degree the capacity for popular speaking as generally practised in the States, and it was regarded that my forte at the law was not before a jury as an advocate, but on questions of law before the court, especially in cases of
land in the world. And their corn and cattle ain't to be sneezed at the world over. Well, that may all be true, rejoined the other, but they can't whip us. Well, suppose we whip them, what will be gained? Why, we'll stop the ‘tarnal thieves from stealing our niggers. Now that's a grand mistake. Don't you see every nigger in the South will break right for the North, for there won't be no Fugitive Slave Law then. And then you know what a dreadful time we had not long ago up Lowndes county with the niggers, for this here country's got twice as many niggers as whites? At this an angry dispute arose between them one declaring the other an abominable Yankee, and the other as stoutly denying it: Oaths were freely bandied, and the loyal Southerner threatened to call the corporal of the guard, and have the other arrested. The latter in the mean time continued to protest that he had said nothing detrimental to Southern interests. Well, how did you know, said the rabid se
ice at Jacksonville, Ala., and was chosen to the State senate in 1865. In this capacity he served until the reconstruction measures were put in force. He has attended to his professional business, keeping out of politics. One of his brothers, Lieut.-Col. George Hoke Forney, of the First Confederate battalion, fell at the Wilderness, at the age of twenty-eight. Maj. Daniel P. Forney, of the Second Alabama, is an elder brother, and Capt. Alexander Brevard Forney, who in 1847 represented Lowndes county in the Alabama legislature, is a cousin. His wife is the daughter of E. L. Woodward, a merchant of Calhoun county. Brigadier-General Birkett Davenport Fry was born in Kanawha county, Va., June 24, 1822. His father was Thornton Fry, grandson of Col. Joshua Fry, who figured in colonial history. He was educated at Washington college, Pa., at the Virginia military institute, and at West Point. He did not remain at West Point to graduate, but studied law, and was admitted to the bar i
aFayette county, Capt. Wm. Delay. Company I, Invincibles, Senatobia, Capt. Robert R. Bowdrie. Company K, Panola Guards, Panola county, Capt. B. Moore. Tenth regiment, S. M. Phillips, colonel; Jos. R. Davis, lieutenant-colonel; E. H. Gregory, major; H. Powell, adjutant. Company A, Mississippi Rifles, Capt. Robert A. Smith. Company B, Ben Bullard Rifles, Itawamba county, Capt. Jas. H. Bullard. Company C, Madison Rifles, Madison county, Capt. Jos. R. Davis. Company D, Lowndes Southrons, Lowndes county, Capt. W. T. Wade. Company E, Bahalah Rifles, Copiah county, Capt. Octavius Gibbs. Company F, Southern Avengers, Columbus, Capt. George H. Lipscomb. Company G, Hill City Cadets, Vicksburg, Capt. Jesse E. White. Company H, Rankin Rifles, Rankin county, Capt. Geo. M. Miller. Company I, Yazoo Rifles, Yazoo county, Capt. S. M. Phillips, H. Powell, H. P. Garrison. Company K, Port Gibson Rifles, Claiborne county, Capt. William McKeever. The Ninth and Tenth, the Castor and Pollux of the Miss
s a week — besides potatoes by the barrel. Thus, both officers and privates have been allowed to have at least a considerable amount of wholesome provisions fer seventy men, and what cause is there for complaint? These facts are derived from the best authority, and are reliable. Let the Northern people do justice to Southern liberality. About 260 troops from North Alabama and Mississippi arrived at Mobile on the 28th. They are the Madison Rifles, 100 men; two companies from Lowndes county, Miss., 160 men. About 400 more from Mississippi were expected to arrive the next morning, by railroad. They are destined for Pensacola. -- A battalion of 130 men left Augusta, Ga., Monday, for Pensacola. The Chronicle says: A most pleasing incident was one connected with the departure. As the Walker Light Infantry were passing through the streets, a gentleman, whose name we did not learn, stepped up to Lieut. Russell, and presented him with one hundred dollars for the use of
The New Alabama member. --The successor, in the Provisional Congress, of Hon. John. G. Shorter, (now Governor of the State of Alabama) is Gen. Corneize Robinson, of Lowndes county. Gen. R. is a gentleman of the into intelligence, elevated character, and in distinguished for his devotion to the cause of the South. Of his large means he has freely to promote the separation of the South from her Yankee oppressors. Gen. E. Benson, like the eloquent Congressmen from Hen. Duncan F. Konder, is a true turfman, For some years he has acted as President of the Montgomery (Ala.) Jockey Club, and has always had a nigh reputation, among turfmen, for his knowledge of the rales, and strict impartiality. With bacon and Cantey heading regiments in the full, and Ketpor and Robinson representing their States in the Confederate Congress, the Southern turf snows itself still the arena of chivalrous gentleman.
A Patriot. --An old man in Lowndes county, sending us the obituaries of his two boys lost in the war, writes the following noble sentiment: "I gave them up freely to my country; but I did expect to see them again. I have two more for the war, and when the old men are called upon I am ready to shoulder my musket and follow my boys who have fought so nobly."