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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1852. (search)
ook for all. Mindful of his religious duties, he daily sought counsel of the father, in prayer and in the Scriptures. We now pass to a period in the prison life at Richmond which was full of gloomy anxieties. On the 10th of November, General I. H. Winder published an order of the insurgent Secretary of War, directing him to select hostages, to be confined in the cells allotted to persons charged with infamous crimes, to answer with their lives for the safety of the Rebel privateersmen, he. The situation was one almost too horrible and disgusting to contemplate. The hostages did not utter one word of complaint or remonstrance, although they felt that life could not long sustain itself in an atmosphere so foul. After a while General Winder modified this barbarous treatment, allowing a half-hour each day to prisoners for a visit to the prison yard; this half-hour being often extended into an hour by the commiserating turnkey, Thomas. In this experience, dreadful as it was, Re
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, Biographical Index. (search)
Willard, Captain, II. 463. Willard, Joseph, I. 235. Willard, Robert, Dr., II. 159, 160;. Willard, Sidney, Major, Memoir, 295-251. Also, II. 304. Willard, Simon, Major, I. 235. Willard, Susanna H., I. 235. Willett, Major, I. 93. Williams, Sergeant, I. 264. Williams, J. O., Capt., II. 50, 236;. Williams, Le Roy, I. 94. Williams, Preston, II. 463. Williams, Robert, Col., I. 134,136. Williams, Roger, II. 250. Williams, W. B., Capt., II. 186. Wilson, Sergeant, II. 463. Wilson, Henry, Hon., II. 383. Winder, J. H., General, I. 209, 210;. Winthrop, R. C., Hzzz II. 51. Winthrop, Theodore, major, II. 410. Wirz, I. 209. Wistar, Colonel, I. 186. Wool, J. E., Maj.-Gen., I. 212. Wright, Daniel, II. 237. Wright, Elvira, II. 237, 238;. Wright, Lieut.-Col., II. 292. Wright, Thomas, Hon., I. 138. Wyman, Jeffries, Dr., I. 134, 409;. Y. Yates, Ann, II. 237. Yates, William, II. 238. Yates, William, Jr., II. 238.