Thursday, November 10, 2011

Sunday, November 10th, 1861

To day the Steamer Ruthven arrived from Galveston with a little freight. Bob arrived on her. I remained at home fixing for a visit to Galveston. weather changeable and warm.


  1. 150 years ago today . . . MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL [MEMPHIS, TN], November 10, 1861, p. 2, c. 5

    Accident to a Texan.—The Clarksville Chronicle of the 8th, records the accidental death, by drowning, of one of the Texan soldiers who came to that city by river. After the boat had landed, it is supposed, he endeavored to pass from it to the wharf-boat, and the night being dark, he fell between them, into the river. He was heard struggling and calling for help for some time, but no skiff or yawl could be got to him. The man's name, we are told, was Farrett, and he was from Harrison county, Texas.

  2. 150 years ago today . . . MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL [MEMPHIS, TN], November 10, 1861, p. 2, c. 5

    The ladies of Clarksville, Tenn., presented the Texas regiment a timely gift, while at that place. Nearly all the soldiers were supplied with comfortable woolen gloves, and a number with good blankets.

  3. 150 years ago . . . MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL [MEMPHIS, TN], November 17, 1861, p. 2, c. 3

    Body Found.—The body of the Texas soldier, whose accidental drowning at our wharf we mentioned in our last, was found last Tuesday in the river, near Trice's Landing, about a mile below this place. An inquest was held by Coroner Bailey, and a verdict of death by accidental drowning was rendered by the jury, after which he was decently buried. The name of the unfortunate man was Moses Gerould or Gerald. He belonged to Capt. Bass' company, of Col. Gregg's Texas regiment. We have been told by one party that the man was from Harrison county Texas, and have heard from others that he joined the company somewhere in Mississippi. He had on his person $24.55 in money; a note for $100, dated September 22, 1849, signed by G. W. Porter, and a watch.—Clarksville Chronicle, Nov. 15.


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