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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 31. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), General John Morgan, [from the New Orleans Picayune, July 5, 1903.] (search)
ctually what occurred: About 9 o'clock on the night of September 3, 1864, I was in my tent conversing with Captain Sterling Hambright, commander of the headquarters escort, when my orderly, Private David Cahill, knocked and told that little Jimmy Leddy wished to speak to me. Knowing the boy since the affair at Blue Springs, near his mother's house, I invited him in, and he told me that Morgan's men were all around his mother's place; that they took his mare, but that he afterwards found her oresaid Tom was, with the other darkies, either under the house or in the potato hole, on that eventful morning. The negro who gave Colonel Ingerton the information was lost sight of in the tumult, and never again appeared at headquarters. Jimmy Leddy was the son of a widow living at Blue Springs, was taken by General Gillem to Nashville, and there placed at school, but he soon tired of that and returned to his home. Captain Rogers, of Morgan's staff, was my guest for over a week after h