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Sara Thompson
(SP-3148: dp. 5,836; 1. 321'; b. 40'3"; dr. 22' (mean); s. 9 k.; cpl. 67)

Sara Thompson, built during 1888 by William Armstrong, Mitchell and Co., Newcastle, England, as the German mercantile tanker Gut Heil, was sold to a United States firm in 1912, retaining her original name, and was accidentally lost on the Mississippi River during 1914. Raised during 1917 and repaired she was purchased on 8 August 1918 for United States Naval service from J. W. Thompson of New York renamed Sara Thompson on 7 September 1918 at the request of her former owner; and commissioned on 17 September 1918 at New Orleans, Lt. Comdr. Frederick S. Hayes, USNRF, in command.

Assigned to the Naval Overseas Transportation Service (NOTS), Sara Thompson transported fuel oil from Baton Rouge, La., Port Arthur, Tex., and Hoboken, N.J., to Boston and Bermuda into February 1919. Arriving on 4 March 1919 at Ponta Delgada, San Miguel, Azores, she was detached from NOTS on the same day and assigned to the Train, Atlantic Fleet. Sara Thompson remained at Ponta Delgada as station tanker until 7 September 1919 when she sailed for the Philippine Islands. Calling at Gibraltar, Suez, and Colombo, the tanker arrived in Manila Bay on 9 November 1919 for permanent assignment as fuel storage ship at the Cavite Navy Yard.

Sara Thompson steamed to Apra Harbor, Guam during April 1920 to refuel units of Destroyer Division 13, before returning to Cavite on 7 May 1920. She was classified AO-8 as an oiler on 17 July 1920. She steamed northward to Chefoo China, twice during 1920, operating with ships of tee Asiatic Fleet before returning to Manila Bay on 12 October. Sara Thompson continued local operations with Cavite-based destroyer forces into November 1921.

Inspection of her deteriorating engines led to Sara Thompson being placed in reduced commission "in ordinary" on 8 December 1921 for duty only as a floating storage vessel for fuel and diesel oil. She remained in service into the 1930's, being designated the Receiving Ship at Cavite on 6 January 1930 with her commanding officer also commanding the Receiving Station ashore

Sara Thompson was decommissioned on 21 July 1933 and struck from the Navy list on 12 December 1933. Her hulk was sold on 9 August 1934 to Alberto Barrette of Manila.


Her War: Fighting Sarah Thompson

Union troops in Confederate territory opposition from secessionist women. Confederates, expected however, hadn’t anticipated having to do battle with Union-sympathizing Southern women. Unionism among Southerners was an unexpected and unwelcome development, and Confederate officials were forced to recognize the key roles women played in organizing dissent and opposing Confederate conscription.

As Confederates attempted to contain the damage to their military operations inflicted by Unionist networks and guerrilla bands, old prohibitions about violence against women went out the window. Military men began to pursue a startlingly harsh policy on the ground. One Confederate judge pressed President Jefferson Davis for “an iron rule enforced with an iron hand and hearts of stone” and no quarter for women. “The women and noncombatants must be handled speedily and roughly,” he advised. Against them “the most radical and severe treatment is required.”

Few women left records of their antiConfederate activities or what they suffered at Confederate hands. But Sarah Thompson did. And her powerfully moving account of the efforts of Unionists in the area of Greeneville, Tenn., makes brutally clear not only what Unionists endured for their principles, but why the Confederate government was forced to move so hard against the women.

Nobody in the Confederacy underestimated the Unionist threat. From the outset of the war, state governors—and to a lesser extent Davis and his secretary of war—were aware of the continuing significance of Unionist opposition. Every governor’s mailbag brought new reports, most of them from citizens informing on neighbors, of Unionist organizations, military companies, networks and secret societies. The reports came from every corner of the Confederacy, but especially from areas that had been the heartland of Unionism in the secession crisis: western Virginia, western and central North Carolina, northwest Georgia, northern Alabama, piney woods Mississippi, parts of Texas and East Tennessee, which as a region had defeated secession by a margin of 4 to 1.

With the onset of war, many men who had cast votes against secession nevertheless signed up and marched off with the army. Others kept their mouths shut and simply avoided military service, at least until April 1862, when the Confederacy enacted a draft. But others, including Sarah Thompson and her husband, Sylvanius, did not. They built a secret Unionist network dedicated to moving men across the mountain into Kentucky to enlist in the Union Army.

Sarah and Sylvanius operated in a dangerous local context of Confederate military occupation and surveillance. Their region of “up est Tenesse,” Sarah noted in her diary, was by her estimation “a good dele more than one half union.” After saboteurs burned five railroad bridges in November 1861, the entire area was under martial law. It took some serious planning to operate a Unionist network under the noses of Confederate officials, and Sarah made a careful record of the membership, not just of white men but of loyal white women and enslaved men and women who risked their lives in it.

In the spring of 1862, Sylvanius went over the mountains to enlist in the Union Army. When he came back to raise recruits for his company, he had to “ceep his self hid” and turned to Sarah to help him “as he had more confidens in me then eny one els.” She was his aide, as she put it, approaching those she knew to be true to the Union cause, effectively serving as the local recruiting agent for the men he took over the mountain. She acted in league with other white Unionists and, as she is at pains to point out, “the colerd pepell,” slaves of Union men and Rebels both. “We new who to trust,” she explained, wondering still at how strange it was that “these pore soles would work all day in thare mastes sarvas and then goo all night for what they called thare ease of freedom.” Most Southern Unionists were as pro-slavery as their Confederate neighbors, and many felt entirely betrayed by Lincoln’s turn to emancipation. But not Sarah Thompson. Hers was an anti-slavery and biracial Unionism rare indeed among white Southerners.

Sarah was a “union woming” in her own right. She had a clear political identity and was a linchpin in a political network that relied on women for success. This put her at great risk for, as Confederate officials quickly discovered, Unionist men did not operate as individuals, but depended on their friends and families. “I fear we will never be able to destroy guerillas while we permit their friends to remain amongst us,” said one officer. “Many men and women at home do more damage than the regular soldier, because they feed, harbor and conceal guerillas.” When Confederate troops came looking for deserters and Unionist bands, as they did in many parts of the South after 1862, the men were nowhere to be found. They were often “lying out” in the woods—and women bore the brunt of the Confederates’ ire.

Like many others, Sarah Thompson became a target of brutal harassment by Rebel soldiers who valued the military intelligence they knew women to have. As early as 1862 in Greeneville, she says, Rebel soldiers were “surchen ever house to whip and kill union men and forse them to goo in ther army.” In the process they initiated a campaign of violence, including murder, against Union women. Sarah’s is a biblical account of the Unionists’ passage through the wilderness. And as she tells it, women no less than men were engaged as the enemy. They were threatened, plundered, burned out, knocked about and abused, she wrote, “in miny ways that wold not be proper for me to stat here.” “It was not anuff for the rebels to cary off all youe had but thay must burn yor barns and a hass and ravis yor wifes and darts [daughters] and hange by hes neck ar young boys to try to scare oute of them what thay did not knowe.” Sarah herself was threatened with the rope by soldiers in John Hunt Morgan’s unit before she and her children were taken by Union soldiers to Knoxville, then in Federal hands, in the fall of 1864.

Sarah Thompson’s vulnerability to violence at the hands of Confederate forces was exactly proportionate to her significance in the Unionist network she and her husband ran. It was in the fight with Unionists and with deserter bands that Confederates first confronted large numbers of women who defied the state’s authority to conscript, and undermined its capacity to wage war against the Yankees. Wherever resistance threatened Confederate military actions, the Confederate government waged war against its domestic enemies, and it did not spare women.

Stephanie McCurry is a professor of history at the University of Pennsylvania and author of the award-winning Confederate Reckoning: Power and Politics in the Civil War South.

Originally published in the September 2012 issue of America’s Civil War. To subscribe, click here.


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she was born on 04 Sep 1995, in Canada, Winnipeg.

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I am most interested in Sarah Thompson born ca late 1750's to early 1760's who married Michael Dougherty in are around Reed Creek area of Montgomery and later Wythe County, Virginia. Sarah married again after Michael died in 1787 to Patrick McManus. (will bk B pg 129). Will bk 1 1786-1809: Patrick Mcmanus husband of Sarah Ann formerly wife of Michael Doughertydec'd of county of Clark og Ky, appointed Joseph and Gordon Clay of Montgomery Co, Va the lawful attorney to transact business relating to any offences in estate of James Patton dec'd and William Thompson. Signed by Patrick McManus 19 Oct 1797. Witness: David Cloyd, Noah Mallett and Jonas Powers. Recorded May 1798 Charles Taylor cmc. There is a mention in Indiana his name was Thomas. All my documents say Patrick McManus. Any way they were in Clark Co, Ky in 1803, and by 1810 in Barren Co, Ky. In 1815 they may have been in Laurence Co, Ind. Their daughter Mary (McManus) married Joseph Glover and not sure where they married.

The following is what I have for the children of Michael and Sarah Dougherty: You may have to fill in the blanks and make corrections: 1. Robert 1778, wrote will 20 June 1822 Barren Co, Ky. In Barren County 18 and 1820. Robert md Nancy Williams. They had the following children: Mary, Robert, James, Elizabeth Gassaway, Sarah Bybee, Nancy, Henry md Mary Nevill in 1830. Candor, Gallatin md Mary Slemmons in 1838. Mark md Sarah Clark in 1839. Julia Ann md ? French Joseph md Mary Jane Carter in 1841.

2. William in Barren Co, Ky 1810. 3. Betty. 4. Michael ca 1787 Va, died 1856 Barren Co, Ky md Nancy Glover 4 April 1811 Barren Co, Ky. In the 1850 census of Barren County, which they had the following: Isabella 1822 Ky William 1820 Ky John A. 1826 Ky Preston P. Pedigo 19 Ky.

Also in the same census is the following: Mary Dougherty 44 Va. She was Mary Hay. She was the wife of Henry Dougherty who wrote his will 16 Dec 1847 Barren Co, Ky. Children: Charles H., Wm. P., Gabrael R., Mary Elizabeth and Sally A.

Mary Dougherty 32 Ky wife of Gallentin. Robert W., James W., Sarah C. and Nancy E., Gallentin and Sally were adminstrators of Candor Dougherty who md Sally Slemmons 17 Dec 1833 Barren County.

Mark Dougherty 33 with wife Sarah S. 26. Children: William, Martha, Fedelia, Susan and Emory Hammer and Elizabeth Clark in their household.

5. Mary McManus md Joseph Glover went to Ind. 6. Ellen md ? Peters. 7. Sarah called Nellie md Joseph Rawlins. 8. Jane md ? Fisher 9. Rosannah md ? Symans. 10. Susannah md ? ? Pendergast. 11. Isabel md ? Glover.

Who is Robert S. Dougherty in 1839 who bought at the estate of Pleasant Galloway. And Robert S. md Viley H. Barton 22 July 1830 Barren Co, Ky.

Robert Dougherty was on Fallen Timber area of Barren Co, Ky in 1799 in the original Means survey. This is the Robert who was probably the son of Michael and Sarah (Thompson) Dougherty. Sister Isabella Thompson md William Glover and are found in Barren Co, Ky also. Other members of the family who came to Barren Co, Ky were Clay Farley and his wife Lettice or Letty ( McCarty) daughter of James and Mary (Thompson)Mccarty. Lettice's mother was sister to the above two sisters Sarah and Isabella. The Clay Farley's had daughter Judith who md Henry Lewis Pedigo who I descend from. Clay Farley's parents were Thomas and Judith (Clay) Farley who were kin to Henry Clay. Judith's sister Sally Farley md James Glover 17 June 1836 in Barren Co, Ky. James Glover was administrator for Clay Farley's son Jesse in 1837 Barren Co, Va.

Interesting notes concerning family connections to Dougherty's of Kentucky: Page 124: John Dougherty brother Michael and newspaper to Col. William Preston William Preston was a first cousin to Sarah Thompson that md first Michael Dougherty and 2nd to Patrick McManus.

Page 125: Michael Dougherty in Capt. John Buchanan's militia company 1742. John Buchanan md Margaret Patton daughter of Col. James Patton. Margaret was a sister to Mary Patton who md William Thompson and William and Mary had daughter Sarah who md Michael Doughtery. So making Capt. John Buchanan Sarah's uncle.

Michael Dougherty II died at Reed Creek now in Wythe Co, Va. Children: 1. Henry 1742 md Jane and 2nd Katherine French. 2. William died 1773. 3. John 1743 md Isabell Allen or Patton. 4. Joseph md Elizabeth Drake widow of Willam Sayers. 5. Michael III md Sarah Thompson who had Robert who died in Barren Co, Ky. 6. George md ? Allen. Help is needed on the above.

Mary Dougherty wife of Capt. James Patton was son of John Patton and a nephew of Col. James Patton of Augusta Co, Va.

Joseph Drake md Margaret Buchanan daughter of Col. John Buchanan and Margaret Patton. Rev. John Thompson md Margaret Osbourne sister to Mary who married Col. James Patton. Rev. John had daughter Esther who md Samuel Crockett and md 2nd William Sayers.

Kegley's Va Frontier: Aug 17, 1769 settlement of the estate of Col. James Patton with William Thompson an executor. Items listed, main receipts of cage on payment for lands bought of Col. James Patton, to whom bonds had been given cash Michael Dougherty. Sept 1766 to cash paid John Moffett for 170 acres, part of which had been surveyed for and sold to Michael Dougherty by Col. Patton by mistake.

Wythe Co, Va: Later deeds from Patton's executors to William Sayers, 2nd husband of Esther and to her sons Andrew and James Crockett.

Montgomery Co, Va: John French and Matthew French in George Parris Company along with Thomas Farley Sr. and Thomas Farley Jr., and Forrest Farley, Mitchell Clay and John Crow. A John French md Obedience Clay 16 Jan 1787 Montgomery Co, Va she was the daughter of Mitchell and Phebe (Belcher) Clay.

Refuse allegiance to George the 3rd 1777 Montgomery Co, Va: William Glover, in Thompson's company, Joseph Dougherty of Drapers Company and Michael and George Dougherty.

Montgomery Co, Va Deed Book A 1773-1789: Witnesses for William Thompson and William Preston Jan 28, 1783, exectors for the estate of James Patton dec'd late of Augusta Co, Va, John Breckinridge, Francis Preston, David McGavock, John Preston, David How and Michael Dougherty, recorded Mar 4, 1783 by Jas McCorkle.

Robert Sayers sold to Michael Dougherty 148 acres east side of Reed Creek Sept 18, 1777 Montgomery Co, Va.

Scott Co, Va: Lieut Michael Dougherty militia from Reed Creek and William Dougherty Iron Master.

If you have information to add or correct please let me know. Hope I can find others working on this line.


Sara Thompson SP-3148 - History

Posted on 06/12/2007 7:54:53 AM PDT by Politicalmom

The Brody File goes back in time this morning as we bring you some interesting information from Fred Thompson's childhood. With Thompson about to get into the race, his life story will be the subject of many articles. We feel it's important to provide dedicated Brody File readers with some background on Thompson since he's going to be a major player in 2008. The Brody File hopes that Fred Thompson will enter The Brody File to talk about his values, positions and direction for the country.

The first excerpts are from a July 14, 1997 Newsweek article:

IN 1959, IN LAWRENCEBURG, TENN., Fred Thompson and Sarah Lindsey had a problem. He was 16: a strapping athlete, not much of a student, son of a devout but uneducated used-car salesman. She was 17, from the most prominent political family in town, headed for college in Nashville. She was also pregnant. They talked of eloping, but then the Lindsey council of elders met. They ruled, reluctantly, that Sarah could marry -- and Fred plunged into proving that the Lindsey clan hadn't made a mistake. Sarah tutored him in 12th grade, and then he gained momentum: fine grades at Memphis State, a scholarship to Vanderbilt Law, moot court. In only eight years he was back home, father of three, practicing law in the Lindsey firm.

Thompson always has needed to prove, in public, that he's a solid guy. When former senator Howard Baker got him a job as a U.S. attorney in Nashville, locals groused that he'd been rewarded for connections, not talent -- and he won 14 of the 15 bank-robbery cases he tried. He'd never worked a day in Washington when Baker asked him to be minority counsel of the Senate Watergate committee -- and he performed round-the-clock, skillfully. When Hollywood wanted to make a film about a case he'd won, he overcame the director's skepticism, played himself -- and launched an acting career. He and Sarah divorced in 1985 but remain in touch. "One by one, he's made the most of whatever opportunities have come his way," she says. "That's his ambition: to handle whatever comes -- as the hero."

He was reared in a white hat-black hat world. Thompson's parents were devout members of the fundamentalist, abstemious Church of Christ. Their beliefs, said Sarah Thompson, were simple: "If you aren't a member of the church, you are going to hell." In 1958 his father, Fletch, made a quixotic run as a "reformer" for county sheriff. He lost, but not before declaring from the steps of the courthouse that the "biggest bootlegger in the county" was within the sound of his voice.

Then there is this USA Today article from February 14, 1997:

In the tranquil folds of south Tennessee, where livestock graze the rolling fields and the sparse town traffic easily weaves around the occasional Amish buggy, Sen. Fred Thompson's high school classmates joke about holding a reunion in the East Room of the White House. But they're not entirely kidding. Freddie Thompson, leader of the free world? This hardly seemed a likely fate for the gangly athlete with the so-so grades and the A-plus sense of humor. "He was a typical guy," says classmate Martha Yokley, standing behind the cash register at Ledbetter's, the corner drugstore on the square. "I never dreamed of this. I think someday he might be our president. Don't you?"

Thompson radiates charisma and communication skills at the megastar level of a Bill Clinton or Ronald Reagan. Voters who disagree on specifics sometimes support him anyway, drawn by his down-home manner and dependable air. He appeals to women as well as men -- a political talent his party badly needs.

Thompson's strengths set many a GOP heart racing. But he also has vulnerabilities. He has a moderate image, yet he disconcerted some supporters by voting very conservatively in 1995, the year of the Republican revolution. He talks like an outsider, but he has been a Washington fixture for 20 years. In a party with a strong traditional-values wing, he is divorced and has never remarried.

"He has an active social life. He's usually fully occupied," says Thompson's close friend and mentor, former senator Howard Baker. "He turns up at parties, receptions and fund-raisers with some of the most beautiful women you ever saw."

Thompson is a hybrid of good ol' boy and Beltway sophisticate. He likes country music, catfish, chewing tobacco, skeet shooting and Gentleman Jack bourbon. But he also likes fine wine, working out, contemporary jazz, political books, nice cars and Sunday talk shows.

He comes across as casual and laid back, but he's not someone who just lets things happen. His career has been rife with lucky breaks and the appearance of accidental, unsought advancement. Yet he has always laid the groundwork for his opportunities with careful networking and workaholic intensity. He was ready when the breaks came and made the most of each one.

"It's difficult to see the real drive he has, because his style doesn't seem to be one of great ambition," says Thompson's ex-wife, Sarah Lindsey Thompson. "But it's there. It's always been there."

He was 6-foot-5 by the time he was a high school junior and played on the school football and basketball teams. But Thompson's main interest was not sports or academics. It was Sarah Elizabeth Lindsey. A year ahead of him, she was a brilliant student who competed in beauty contests and wrote the Teen-Talk column for the local newspaper.

Displaying the tunnel-vision focus he would later apply to legal cases and political races, Thompson became consumed with her. Garner Ezell, one of his high school coaches, remembers him as being so distracted that he nearly missed an important basketball game. "He'd been at Sarah's. He was up there courting. He had it bad," Ezell says.

What happened next is documented in the twice-weekly Democrat-Union. On Sept. 12, 1959, less than a month after he turned 17, he married Sarah Lindsey. The paper shows them grinning and holding hands in their wedding photo. In high heels, she barely reaches his shoulder.

Teen-Talk, now being written by Joanne Hood, reports later that month that "Sarah and Freddie Thompson" hosted three other couples for an evening of TV and sloppy Joes. A Dec. 7 sports dispatch notes that Thompson "gave a good account of himself" in his debut as center on the basketball team.

On April 26 the paper announced that a son had been born to Mr. and Mrs. Freddie Thompson. "Neither one of us thought we were doing something that was hard on us," Sarah Thompson says of the marriage. Her parents initially saw it as the death of their dreams for her. But they went along after her grandfather, a self-educated lawyer and judge, gave a backhanded blessing that became a family classic: "If Sarah Elizabeth sees something in this boy, there must be something there."

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"It's difficult to see the real drive he has, because his style doesn't seem to be one of great ambition," says Thompson's ex-wife, Sarah Lindsey Thompson. "But it's there. It's always been there."


Sarah Elizabeth Thompson

Sarah Elizabeth Thompson
Tennessee Widow and Spy
1838 – 1909 A.D.
By Anne Adams

On that day in September 1864 as Greenville, Tennessee widow Sarah Elizabeth Thompson was working in her kitchen her ordinary domestic routine turned into an encounter with a Confederate “freebooter,” a ride for help, and then a quick glance into a neighbor’s garden. All events that would change her life.

Though Tennessee did not officially secede from the union during the Civil War, its citizens were divided, with some supporting the Union and others the Confederacy. In East Tennessee, where Sarah lived, it was generally Union in sentiment though there were a few Confederate sympathizers. And those were the ones who supported Confederate General John Hunt Morgan who led his men in raids on communities throughout the several states, raids that destroyed a great amount of property, civilian and military.

Then in June 1863, Morgan and his men crossed the Ohio River to conduct raids in the area of Cincinnati but he was eventually cornered, captured and imprisoned in Columbus. However, by April 1864 Morgan and some of his men escaped as the Federals began to track him down.

Though he was on the run with only a small force, Morgan decided to attack a Union cavalry detachment under the command of General Alvan Gillem at Bull’s Gap, north of Greeneville so he headed in that direction. When he arrived in the area in September 1864, and entered Sarah’s home it was an unfortunate time – for him. For she was anxious to get revenge on the man she thought had inspired her husband’s murder.

Sarah’s husband Sylvanis had been a recruiter for the Union forces in the Greenville area, but he had been shot and killed in January that year, possibly by brigands attached to Morgan’s command. Though details were sketchy, Sarah was sure that Morgan’s men had done it and thus she took his visit as a chance to get her revenge.

She herself was involved in espionage for the Union, and in fact just a few weeks before Morgan arrived she had ridden more than 100 miles to and from Knoxville, carrying dispatches. At this time she was 25 and had two young daughters, Lilly and Harriett.

When Morgan arrived at her home she was busy in the kitchen. He swaggered around the house, telling her he was headed for Knoxville, and when he arrived he would send for her since “she would make some Rebel a good wife,” as she wrote later. She listened in bitter frustration, but things didn’t get any better when some of Morgan’s men began to raid her pantry and steal what they could – including her breadbasket.

When he left to head for the nearby home of friends, Sarah decided to take action. Somehow she knew of Morgan’s plan to attack the Union detachment at nearby Bull’s Gap and she reasoned that if he spent the day and night drinking with his friends he would be in no condition to attack. So to get Federals on the scene before he recovered, she reasoned she needed to inform General Gillem that Morgan was in Greenville.

She avoided Morgan’s men on the edge of town, and mounted on a horse acquired from a farmer, she cantered out in a downpour through a dark countryside. Racing past several sleeping communities, eventually she met a mounted sentry with a lantern. Within a few minutes she was speaking with a skeptical General Gillem who not only did not believe Morgan was in Greenville but also didn’t want to accept a “woman’s tale” as he called it.

Then two of his officers vouched for Sarah since they knew her previous service, so when she returned to Greenville she was accompanied with a force of Union men.

At dawn at his friend’s house, Morgan woke up, calling for brandy, but when he saw that the Yankees had arrived he pulled on his trousers over his nightshirt and scrambled out of the door. He sought refuge in a hotel, then a church.

The Union forces with Sarah met no opposition since Morgan’s men had fled but they began to search the town for their commander as Sarah returned home to find her children still asleep. She decided to search for herself, so she changed clothes and then set out for the nearby home where Morgan had been staying.

Meanwhile, Morgan had returned to the house but he was hiding nearby after he ducked under the board fence and hid in a grape arbor adjoining the house. He was crouching there as Sarah came by.

Spotting the trouser/nightshirt clad figure among the vines, she called to a Union soldier and told him: “Sir, if you will tear the fence down I assure you will find Morgan!” The soldier pulled the fence board aside, recognized Morgan and called him to surrender. Thinking Morgan was reaching for a weapon the man fired and killed Morgan.

By evening the rest of Gillem’s force arrived just in time to rescue Sarah after her home was invaded by Confederate supporters. Since she obviously couldn’t safely stay in town, she was moved with her children out of state where she eventually worked in Federal hospitals.

There arose some controversy as to who exactly identified Morgan, but one supporter of hers claims it was Andrew Johnson, a former neighbor. In a letter of introduction signed in November 1864 just months before he became Vice President, Johnson wrote: “It affords me pleasure to state that the bearer thereof, Mrs. Thompson, .. is pusonally [sic] known to me as an East Tennessee lady of the highest respectability and unquestionably loyal to the Federal Government…”

After the war Sarah went on lecture tours, remarried and had two more children. Then after her second husband’s death she moved to Washington seeking employment and though she recently held a $600 a year clerical position at the Treasury Department when funding dried she was unemployed.

A now desperate and also bitter Sarah wrote pleading letters to Congress and the War Department seeking financial support or employment and then with the endorsement of officers who had served at Bull’s Gap, she found a job with the Postal Inspector’s office.

In the late 1880s Sarah married again but after her husband died she finally obtained a pension by means of an act of Congress. The same bill also offered congressional endorsement of her part in Morgan’s death.

After 1900 Sarah lived in Washington where she was active in her local church as well as the women’s auxiliary to a national veteran’s group. Then after she retired in 1903 to live with a son she was killed in a traffic accident in 1909 and was buried with full military honors at Arlington Cemetery. Today a small regulation headstone marks her grave.

Anne Adams, a resident of Athens, Texas, is a retired church staffer and has been a writer for many years, publishing in Christian and secular publications. Presently she has a weekly historical column in the Athens Review.


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Sara Thompson is best known as Actress, Voice Actor who has an estimated Net Worth of $60 Million. Canadian actress best recognized for her recurring television roles including as Molly Ross on the 2018 series Burden of Truth as well as Josephine Lightbourne on the series The 100. She is also known for her work in feature films as well including as Julie in Night Hunter. She was born on September 4,1995, Winnipeg, Canada. She is also known for having appeared in the made for television documentary Orange Daisy Project in 2017. She started her career as an actress in 2008 when she made her debut as a young Lauryn in the feature film Make It Happen. She gained further attention in 2016 when he played a waitress in Lovesick. Her first recurring television role was in 2018 when she joined the cast of Burden of Truth. She starred alongside Peter Mooney and Kristin Kreuk in the 2018 television series Burden of Truth. She was born and raised in Winnipeg, Canada and shared a photo with her grandmother Sophie to Instagram in September of 2018. Her zodiac sign is Virgo


Sarah died on 3 October 1935 in Great Bookham, Surrey, England however, a source is needed for this information.

Census sources are required for the following information:

Date: 1861 Place: Winchester, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom [4] Residence: Date: 1871 Place: Great Bookham, Surrey, England, United Kingdom [5] Residence: Date: 1881 Place: Great Bookham, Surrey, England, United Kingdom [6] Residence: Date: 1891 Place: Great Bookham, Surrey, England, United Kingdom [7] Residence: Date: 1901 Place: Great Bookham, Surrey, England, United Kingdom [8]


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