The female Lieutenant
.--The public will remember the numerous paragraphs published concerning one “Lieutenant Harry Buford
,” nee Mrs. Williams
, with a history romantic in war as that of Joan of Arc. Last summer the Lieutenant
got into Castle Thunder, her sex not corresponding with the dashing uniform she wore.
She was released, and went from Richmond
, where she joined General Bragg
's army, got upon the staff of General A. P. Stewart
, and for a time was employed in the secret service, effecting important arrests of spies, and doing some very daring things.
The other day she visited Richmond
again, not as the gay Lieutenant
, but in the garments more becoming her sex, and bearing the name of Mrs. Jeruth De Caulp
, she having, in the interval, married an officer of the confederate States
provisional army of that name, first obtaining a divorce from her first husband, Williams
, who is in the army of General Grant
In consideration of her services, the confederate government has commissioned Mrs. De Caulp
with the rank of captain, and since her arrival in Richmond
, she has drawn one thousand six hundred dollars back pay. She is now at the Ballard House
, en route
, and the home of her new husband.
The heroine of this sketch is a native of Mississippi
, and a devoted Southern woman.--Richmond Examiner, September 15, 1863