Sunday, July 07, 2013

Frederick Slimp, 13th., Tennessee Cavalry.

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Frederick Slimp.

Birth: Nov. 26, 1823, Johnson County, Tennessee.
Death: Sep. 26, 1904, Johnson County, Tennessee.

Children: Andrew Brownlow Slimp (1862 - 1944).

Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Mountain City, Johnson County, Tennessee.


Captain Slimp belongs to a well known Johnson county family and was born in that county November 26, 1824. He had arrived at manhood before the breaking out of the Civil War and was well-known throughout the counties of Johnson and Carter.

When the civil war came up he was among the first to take sides with the Union men and gave the cause his undivided support throughout the war. His extensive acquaintance gave him a large influence in his native county and in the neighboring county of Carter. He was looked upon as a wise counsellor and took an active part in all the plans of the Union people and was one of the delegates from Johnson county to both the Knoxville and Greeneville Union conventions. Captain Slimp shared with the Union people all the dangers and hardships of the war period up to the date of the organization of the Thirteenth Tennessee Cavalry. His prominence made him a special mark for the hatred of the Confederate authorities. His many adventures, like those of many other officers of the Regiment, would make an interesting story in itself.

Captain Slimp joined the Regiment at its organization and was placed in command of Company F at Strawberry Plains, Tenn., September 22, 1863, though not yet mustered into the service. He was in command of the company on the march to Camp Nelson, Ky., at which place he was mustered as Captain, January i, 1864. Owing to continued ill health he resigned his commission in August, 1864. He was held in high esteem by the men and officers of the Regiment. His many acts of kindness in writing letters for the men who were sick or could not write, and his advice and counsel to the younger men will be remembered by many of the surviving comrades.

Captain Slimp has resided in Johnson county since the war. He represented that county in the General Assembly of the State in 1869-70, and was joint representative from Johnson and Carter counties in  1870-1.


Hershel Parker said...

I'm a cousin of Frederick Slimp. You know many stories are given in his own voice in the book on the 13th Regiment.

Dennis Segelquist said...

Mr. Parker, I know and some are very interesting, but I didn't want to fill the page with his stories, but I guess I should have pick one.