Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Col. Moses J. White of Mississippi . . .

. . . the commander of Ft. Macon, it is said, is a nephew of Jeff Davis. Captain Stephen D. Poole, who commands one of the companies within the fort, was editor of the Beaufort Journal, and it is said he was offered the collectorship of the place by President Lincoln, but having a higher ambition, he refused the office, and in his chagrin joined the secession cause. He had always professed through his paper to be a strong Union man.

– Published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, April 26, 1862, p. 2

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