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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 1. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The treatment of prisoners during the war between the States. (search)
en. By command A. Schoepf, Brigadier-General. (Signed) George W. Ahl, Captain and A. A. A. G. We have received a paper from Mr. John A. Bateson, of Pioche, Nevada, one of the Federal guard at Rock Island, which is a strong confirmation of the above statement of Mr. Wright. Mr. Bateson is vouched for by a district judge and a prominent lawyer of Pioche as a gentleman of perfect truthfulness and reliability ; and he refers to a number of leading Republicans in the Northwest, with whom he has always been politically associated, for an endorsement of his character as a staunch Republican and honorable man. His, therefore, is not Rebel testimony, but that of a Union soldier, and a truly loyal Republican, whom Mr. Blaine cannot dismiss with the cry of traitor. Testimony of a Federal soldier. Pioche, February 19, 1876. During a period of ten months I was a member of the garrison of the Rock Island Military Prison. There were confined there about ten thousand m
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, Chapter 3: Missouri, Louisiana, and California. 1850-1855. (search)
opposite direction, viz., toward Market Street. I then thought that all the heavy business would remain toward the foot of Broad-way and Jackson Street, because there were the deepest water and best wharves, but in this I made a mistake. Nevertheless, in the spring of 1854, the new bank was finished, and we removed to it, paying rents thereafter to our Mr. Lucas instead of to Adams & Co. A man named Wright, during the same season, built a still finer building just across the street from us; Pioche, Bayerque & Co. were already established on another corner of Jackson Street, and the new Metropolitan Theatre was in progress diagonally opposite us. During the whole of 1854 our business steadily grew, our average deposits going up to half a million, and our sales of exchange and consequent shipment of bullion averaging two hundred thousand dollars per steamer. I signed all bills of exchange, and insisted on Nisbet consulting me on loans and discounts. Spite of every caution, however, we