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The Daily Dispatch: June 5, 1861., [Electronic resource], A vagabond with Visible means of support. (search)
The Martyr Jackson. --We find the following notice of this heroic man, from the pen of a former townsman, Rev. George W. Carter, in the New Orleans Delta. It will be seen by Dr. Carter's letter that it was not a sudden impulse that prompted Jackson to do what he did, but in furtherance of a deliberately-formed purpose. SaysDr. Carter's letter that it was not a sudden impulse that prompted Jackson to do what he did, but in furtherance of a deliberately-formed purpose. Says. Dr. Carter: Editors Delta: I was pleased to notice in your issue of Monday afternoon that Mr. Geo. Moore, of the City Hotel, had taken steps to raise a fund, to be sent to Virginia for the relief of the widow and orphans of Mr. James W. Jackson, who lost his life in defence of his country's flag, after slaying Col. EllsworthDr. Carter: Editors Delta: I was pleased to notice in your issue of Monday afternoon that Mr. Geo. Moore, of the City Hotel, had taken steps to raise a fund, to be sent to Virginia for the relief of the widow and orphans of Mr. James W. Jackson, who lost his life in defence of his country's flag, after slaying Col. Ellsworth. I knew Mr. Jackson personally, and was a guest in his hotel only a few days since. In killing Ellsworth he only executed a purpose previously formed, to-wit: to defend with his life the flag which floated over his house. When I expressed a fear lest his flag might be taken down by the Federal forces who soon proposed