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The Daily Dispatch: March 26, 1863., [Electronic resource], An Unfortunate marriage. (search)
An Unfortunate marriage. --We find the following in a recent number of the Port Hudson (La.) News: A paragraph appeared in our last paper stating that Mrs. Harris of Skipwith's landing, had married the Captain of the Queen of the West. The report is true, as we have it from one who knows. This lady was for a long time a resident of the parish of Pointe Coupee--her father, H. K. Moss, being a large sugar planter on the Bayon Fordoche. Her marriage with the Yankee officer was some what romantic. It seems that while the Federal were stationed around her house at Skipwith's landing, a difficulty occurred among them, and hearing the disturbance Mrs. H. went out to see what was the matter. In the melee one of the muskets went off and the ball passed through the lady's arm, wounding her severely. As no physician was to be found is the neighborhood, Mrs. Harris was taken on board one of the gunboats for treatment. There she met Capt. Sullivan, whom she afterwards married. He