Washington, D.C. From E.J. Brooks to the Office of the Commisioner of Claims. A testimonial concerning Sarah Thompson's activities as a spy which supports her account of Morgan's defeat. (Sarah E. Thompson Papers, Special Collections L ibrary, Duke University)
Office of the Commissioner of Claims
Wahington D.C. April 13th 1876
Sarah E. Thompson.
Late Lieut. 10th Michigan, #133 Carroll street Washington D.C. Edward J. Brooks says, "I know that she was the person who conveyed the information of the presence of Genl Morgan in Greenville Tenn. the information resulting in the move upon Greenville, the death of Morgan, and the defeat of his command. She was very often engaged as a spy; She had been a shorte time before the death of Morgan up as far Wytheville, Va. on a spying expedition for us, and brought her information to us at Strawberry Plains, Tenn. and returned to Greenville, Having been very seriously injured by the fall of her horse when rebels were in pursuit of her. As so reported to us.
E. J. Brooks
Lieut. 10th Michigan
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