alumni in Confederate Executive service.
Some of her alumni were in the executive service.
was a receiver of the Confederate States
was confidential agent to Canada
His object was to open communications with secret organizations of anti-war men in Ohio
, to arrange for their organization and arming so that they, when strong enough, might demand a cessation of hostilities on the part of the Federal
was of much service also in collecting and forwarding supplies, conducting communications with the outside world, &c. He acquired no little notoriety in connection with the attempted release of Confederate prisioners from Rock Island
, Camp Chase and Chicago
; suffered the unjust accusation of sending infected clothing into the union lines from Canada
, and came perilously near having the distinction conferred upon him of being made the scape goat to bear the infamy of the assassination of Lincoln
Two sons of the University
served as the head of the Confederate
Department of Justice.
was the second and George Davis
the fourth Attorney General
Other alumni served their individual States in various civil ways.
The three commissioners of the North Carolina
Board of Claims elected in 1861 were all University men, B. F. Moore
, S. F. Phillips
, and P. H. Winston
When an agent was appointed later in the war to audit the financial dealings of the State
with the Confederacy
, P. H. Winston
, the third member of the Board of Claims, was chosen for that responsible position.
George V. Strong
became Confederate District Attorney
for North Carolina
in 1862; Robert B. Gilliam
and William M. Shipp
became judges of the superior court in North Carolina
in 1862 and 1863 respectively.
Thomas C. Manning
was chairman of the commission appointed by the governor of Louisiana
to investigate the outrages committed by Federal troops under Gen. Banks
during the invasion of Western Louisiana
in 1863 and 1864.
and H. M. Polk
were members of the Louisiana
secession convention of 1861, and John T. Wheat
was its secretary.
was a member of the Alabama
, and A. H. Carrigan
of the Arkansas convention and Arthur F. Hopkins
was sent by the governor of Alabama
as special agent to Virginia
Were it possible for us to obtain the complete history of each one of our students in the