Monday, October 27, 2014

Frederick Slimp, Tennessee.

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Frederick Slimp.

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

First wife: Nancy Naomi Ward Slimp.

Children: Andrew Brownlow Slimp (1862 - 1944).

Second wife: Martha Stout Slimp.
Married December 29, 1889-1891.

Children: Ida B., Ada D., Claud A., Fred T., Edgar B. Slimp.

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

Tennessee Thirteenth Cavalry, Regimental History.

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 1, 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.

He was appointed circuit court clerk of Johnson county and served two years; he was again elected to that office  by the people and served four years. He and his estimable wife are now residents of the flourishing little town  of Butler. Their home is a pleasant cottage inn, where the travelers may find a pleasant host and hostess and good entertainment. 

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