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Francis B. Carpenter, Six Months at the White House, Lxviii. (search)
itting him to escape the penalties of treason, persistently remarked the Secretary, you sanction it. Well, replied Mr. Lincoln, let me tell you a story. There was an Irish soldier here last, summer, who wanted something to drink stronger than water, and stopped at a drug-shop, where he espied a soda-fountain. Mr. Doctor, said he, give me, plase, a glass of soda-wather, an‘ if yees can put in a few drops of whiskey unbeknown to any one, I'll be obleeged. Now, continued Mr. Lincoln, if Jake Thompson is permitted to go through Maine unbeknown to any one, what's the harm? So don't have him arrested. I asked the President, during the progress of the battles of the Wilderness, how General Grant personally impressed him as compared with other officers of the army, and especially those who had been in command. The great thing about Grant, said he, I take it, is his perfect coolness and persistency of purpose. I judge he is not easily excited,--which is a great element in an offic
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 12. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Two anecdotes of General Lee. (search)
de through the infantry, then awaiting orders, passing a farm-house, three young ladies stood at the gate of the residence, holding a package, which from his gallantry, or good looks, or both, they entrusted to Capt. E. P. Thompson (nephew of Jake Thompson, and now a Mississippi editor), of General Davis's staff, with the request that he deliver the same to General Lee. It contained three handsomely embroidered colored merino overshirts, very much worn in the army. Capt. Thompson at once rodeCapt. Thompson at once rode forward to overtake the General, who had by this time reached within range of the shots from Grant's skirmishers, and while under fire tendered the gift as from the ladies. General Lee, with his usual self-possession and courteous bearing, said to Capt. T.: Return my warmest thanks to the ladies, and be kind enough to deliver the package to one of my couriers: say that I trust I may see and thank them in person. Early on the morning of the 6th, Grant, who had massed a heavy force in the imm
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 30. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Johnson's Island. (search)
Johnson's Island. Thrilling story a visit thereto recalls. Thompson conspiracy. The desperate exploit of Major C. H. Cole—the captflowing over with Southern sympathizers under the leadership of Jake Thompson. The time arranged for simultaneously releasing all of thesehimself inclusive, into eternity. This was the man selected by Jake Thompson to strike the keynote in the great conspiracy. Cole was a me there assigned to the secret service, with orders to report to Jake Thompson, formelly Secretary of the Interior tender Buchalllan, but at td president, and Cole secretary. The day the Major reported to Jake Thompson he received $60,000 in gold, part of which was deposited in a bis, an English woman, who acted as a messenger between Cole and Jake Thompson. On the morning of September 19, Cole had his plans for stri he was released on a writ of habeas corpus, at the instance of Jake Thompson, escaped to Canada, and thence to Mexico, where he served under
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 30. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Appendix. (search)
Lyman, G. R. Lydick, D. McCorkle, C. Moseley, C. A. Mosby L. C. Nowlin A. W. Page, C. H. Percival, C. D. Peters, R. T. Preston, S. D. Salmons, G. J. Shelton, G. W. Snead, W. B. Stratton, A. B. Shaver, W. H. Terry, A. W. C. Toot, W. A. Valentine, Joseph. Watkins, R. W. Woods, W. H. H. Pierce, R. C. Preston, L. P. Preston, T. L. Sears, J. R. Simpson, T. H. Spencer, C. S. Sumpter, John U. H. Taliaferro, Van. Thompson, J. H. Trigg, W. K. Waldron, R. L. Walsh, T. C. Wheeler, J. M. Jefferson Davis Rifles, Company H, Eleventh Regiment, Virginia Volunteers. Captain, J. Risque Hutter. First Lieut., William L. Goggin. First Lieut., William S. Hannah. Second Lieut., James W. Hord. Second Lieut., Ro. D. Early. First Sergeant, Jas. O. Freeman. Second Seargt., S. B. Wright. Third Sergeant, D. C. Wright. Fourth Sergt., Wm. S. Thayer. Fifth Sergt., Brandon P. Neville. First Corpora
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 30. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.36 (search)
-one years. He went to St. Joseph, Mo., shortly afterward, and began the practice of medicine, remaining there until Virginia seceded, on April 17th, 1861. All his relations were strong Southerners. The late Governor Jackson, Marmaduke, Jeff Thompson, and Price were making war speeches, advocating secession. Breathed was with them, being a relative, and in the fire of youth, he determined to go into the service of the South and link his fortunes with them. When Jeff Thompson, and GeneraThompson, and Generals Marmaduke and Price were compelled to leave their homes and firesides by the orders of the United States Government, Breathed went with them, determining to stand by them and the views they advocated to the end. Breathed's parents begged him not to be too precipitate, and had him to return to Maryland. En route to Maryland, and while he was on the cars, he satin the same seat with the then Lieutenant J. E. B. Stuart, U. S. regular cavalry, who was returning to Virginia, to offer his servic
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 30. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Index (search)
South Carolina Cadets in the war. 138. South, The, and the Union. To whom should we build monuments? 332. Southern Cause, The, 360. Southfleld destroyed, The, 210. Southron, Characterization of the, 12, 239, 300, 334, 361. Stephens, Alexander H., 93. Stephenson, Captain J. A., 196. Stevens, Major A. H., 152. Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 126 Susanna, The C. S. Steamer, 203. Susette homestead ruthlessly destroyed, 135. Sumner, Charles, 30. Thomas, General G. H., 20, 21. Thompson, Conspiracy of Jacob, 256. Train, The Enoch, 196. Tuttle, General 135. Tyler, Hon., J. Hoge, 360. Underwriter, Capture of the, 206. Van Buren, Dr. W. H., 88. Venable, Colonel C. S., 139. Virginian, Individuality of the, 16; Conservatism of the, 18. War, The, Who brought it on, 77; how conducted. 78, 301. Washington Statue stolen, 297. Watterson, Henry 121. Wessells, General H. W., 210. West Point graduates who served in the C. S. Army. Adams, J., 55. Alexan