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|Posted: Mon Jul 29th, 2013 03:46 pm||
| Thomas Jenkins Semmes was a prominent lawyer. He was a member of the Lousiana Legislature before the war. He was also the state Attorney General before and during the war. (1860-1864). He was a delegate to the Secession Convention and later a member of the CSA Senate. (1862-1865). When federal troops under General Benjamin Butler arrived to occupy New Orleans in 1862, they commandeered his home there.
Thomas Jenkins Semmes (1824 - 1899) - Find A Grave Memorial
DEATH LIST OF A DAY. - View Article - NYTimes.com His obit can be found 3/4 of the way down the page on the left side.
Thomas Jenkins Semmes was also a cousin of Admiral Raphael Semmes.
The future Admiral Semmes was orphaned at the age of ten and taken in by his uncle, also named Raphael Semmes (1786-1846), who was the father of Thomas Jenkins Semmes.
1862raphaelsemmes This narrative contains some inaccuracies. For example, Admiral Semmes was promoted to Rear Admiral in the CSN, but not Vice Admiral.
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