From the Richmond Sentinel,
7/16/1863, p. 1, c. 2
– Lieut. Buford, otherwise known as Mrs. Alice Williams, who was committed
to Castle Thunder some weeks ago, for dressing in male apparel, is to be sent
South this morning, to Atlanta,
Ga. – The history of this
female lieutenant is full of romantic interest. Report says that she
participated in the battles of Kentucky and Mississippi, and at Shiloh received a dangerous wound. Her husband, it is said, is in the Federal
army, but she, with true Southern feelings, sympathizes with our cause, and
illustrates her sympathy in a practical way. She is brave, but eccentric, and
certainly has an ambition to distinguish herself in the sphere allotted to man.
If she is allowed the opportunity, she will doubtless take a hand in the fight
at Jackson, Miss.
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