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The Daily Dispatch: August 20, 1861., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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Jeff Thompson a Virginian. --The public see almost every week, in the Missouri news, notices of Col. Jeff. Thompson's doings. He hangs around the skirts of the Federals with his troops like some "infernal machine," ready to explode missiles of destruction in their midst. He is a terror second only to Ben McCulloch. Jeff. is a gallant boy, and has always been noted for impetuous intrepidity. He is a son of the late Capt. Meriwether Thompson, formerly of Culpeper, we believe, who removed in early life to Jefferson county, Va., and in the now noted place, Charlestown, Jeff. was born. For the last fifteen years our friend Jeff. has been a citizen of Missouri, and was at one time Mayor of the flourishing city of St. Joseph's, high up on the Missouri river. When the John Brown raid broke out, Jeff. was among the early arrivals at his native town, Charlestown, and we believe was there when Old John's light was extinguished with the aid of a hempen cord. We know he