Mary M. Green (1808-1888) was the daughter of Capt. John Green Jr. (1766-1831) and his first wife Hester Graig (1765-1818). According to this source, Mary M. never married and made her home in Philadelphia.
Writting to her brother John Sims Green in a letter dated 19 May 1863, this source quotes Mary saying "I have received and expended $300 since just before Christmas for the sick and wonded soldiers in the hospitals. I sent off two boxes weighing 5000 pounds to Fortress Monroe on Friday. We have sent besides five boxes to Missouri. So, you see I have not been idle. I have visited several hospitals here and it is awful. Poor fellows. You meet them all about the streets this fine weather, those who are well enough to go out.--Betty and Hetty are well and delightfully fixed at Christ Hospital and are very happy. They are living in a perfect palace."
Craig Walter Green, TWO NAVAL CAPTAINS of the Revolution---Being a sketch of Capt. John Green, Sr. and Capt. James Craig Jr., typed manuscript dated Christmas 1909, p. 33
...General Harding, the wealthy rebel, visited the city, a day or two ago, and met Mr. Sam Carter, a friend of his, an honest Union man, and the following dialogue took place:
"I tell you what it is, Mr. Carter," said General Harding, "between the Federal and rebel soldiers I am about ruined. My horses, cattle, sheep, buffaloes, deer and poultry, are all gone, and I expect I shall lose all my money."
"Well," says Carter, "why don't you embrace the cause and come out, and let the bogus Confederacy go?"
"Oh, that's nonsense," replied Harding, "if I should do that, I'd lose all my friends."
"Lose your friends! Why, damn it," said Carter, "if you lose your money you'll lose your friends at any rate."
Which was very true and rather hard on Harding.
Frank McNairy, of blood-hound notoriety, once remarked that he hoped to find himself in hell if the Southern Confederacy failed to establish its independence. Frank was killed in the last fight at Donelson, and in all probability he has not only found himself in hell, but has found a great many of his old friends there.
Which is wicked. B.C.T.
Reference: Plain Dealer (Ohio), 20 Apr 1863, p. 1 as indexed at GenealogyBank.com
THE FORT DONELSON FIGHT. — The following is the official report of the late attack on Fort Donelson. It was a brillian affair on our side:
MURFREESBORO, Tenn, Feb. 6.
To Gen. Halleck, General-in-Chief:—Rebel Generals Wheeler, Forrest, Wharton, and Woodward attacked Fort Donelson yesterday at 2 P.M., with 4,000 men and eight pieces of artillery. We had 800 men in the fort, under Col. A.C. Harding. They charged the fortifications several times, but were repulsed by our artillery and infantry with great loss.
The enemy, as usual, before and after the fight, demanded a surrender and offered to spare life if accepted, &c. Col. Harding replied that he was ready for all the consequences.
The enemy's loss in killed was over 100, in prisoners 300. The forces under Col. Lowe, from Fort Henry, are pursuing them, and others are sent to intercept their retreat. Our loss was 2 killed and 30 wounded. W.S. ROSECRANS, Maj.Gen.
It is reported that Colonel Frank McNairy, of "bloodhound" notoriety, was killed in the attack on Fort Donelson.
Reference: Hartford Daily Courant (Connecticut), 09 Feb 1863, p. 2, as indexed at GenealogyBank.com
"We are pained to learn that a rumor is current that Col. Frank McNairy and Capt. James. Kirkman, both of Nashville were among the killed in the recent action at Fort Donelson. Both gentlemen were natives of Tennessee and citizens of Nashville."
Reference: Chattanooga Daily Rebel (Tennessee), 20 Feb 1863, p. 2 as indexed at GenealogyBank.com
We were pleased to meet yesterday our old friend, Maj. Frank McNairy, of General Cheatham's staff. He is rapidly recovering from the wounds he recevied at Perryville and is anxious to return again to active service in the field.
Reference: Chattanooga Daily Rebel, 02 Jan 1863, p. 2, as indexed at GenealogyBank.com
This article is about the suspension of General Leonidas Polk. It contains an exerpt of a letter written by Maj. Frank McNairy.
"In conclusion, the following extract is given from a letter from Maj. Frank McNairy, General Cheatham's aid-de-camp: "I left General Cheatham's headquarters before daylight the morning of the battle and went to General Polk's headquarters. When I got there, which was about daylight, I found General Polk and staff on their horses about-moving to the field, which they did at once. They got there before me, as I stopped to water my horse, which hand not had water for twenty-four hours. When I arrived on the field, he was there. The sun was not more than up when I got to the field.""
Reference: A paper by Dr. Y.R. LeMonnier, of New Orleans, La., a private of the Orleans Light Horse, General Polk's body guard, read before a meeting of the Army of Tennessee, Louisiana Division in The Confederate Veteran Magazine, Vol. XXIV, No. 1, January 1916, pps 17-19. Digital copy by Google Books from the Harvard College Library