Thomas Hines
Confederate Army officer
Thomas Hines
Thomas Henry Hines was a Confederate cavalryman who was known for his spying activities during the last two years of the American Civil War. A native of Butler County, Kentucky, he initially worked as a grammar instructor, mainly at the Masonic University of La Grange, Kentucky. During the first year of the war, he served as a field officer, initiating several raids.
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Rural Rumble undercard: Dupree wins in full rounds - Reno Gazette-Journal
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Patricia DiPrete, wife of former RI governor, dies at 76 - Providence Journal
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She was the sole child of the late Thomas Hines and Rhea (Blair) Hines, and is survived, in addition to her husband, by their seven children — Edward D. DiPrete Jr., Dennis L. DiPrete; Nancy Laurienzo; Patricia Hayden; Mary Ellen Murray;
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Valley Southwoods Freshman High School honor roll - DesMoinesRegister.com
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Elizabeth Hada, Jaycie Hake, Madeline Hamborg, John Haney, Stephanie Hansen, Haley Harding, Grace Harper, Christina Harris, Chad Harvey, Abigail Hean, Tiffany Heeren, Mallory Heil, Madison Heilskov, Thomas Hines, Parker Hinkle, Carolyn Hoemann,
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Few Teens Participate in PE - UC Los Angeles
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A blog in Wednesday's Los Angeles Times highlighted “Richard Neutra and the Search for Modern Architecture,” a 1982 book by Thomas Hines, UCLA professor emeritus of history and of architecture and urban design. The piece also cites Hines' most recent
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Reading LA: Thomas Hines on Richard Neutra - Los Angeles Times
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When the architect Richard Neutra, an Austrian émigré with a thriving practice in Los Angeles, appeared on the cover of Time magazine in the summer of 1949, an image of Neutra's weathered face and flowing white hair was accompanied by this brief bit of
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Severna Park High School Announces Honor Roll - Patch.com
Google News - almost 6 years
... Troy Gassaway, Edwin Gaylord, Antonino Giacobbe, Gregory Gibson, Joseph Giles, Danielle Gleber, Victoria Grier, John Gunning, Jack Hamilton, Taylor Hancock, Marissa Hand, Claire Hanratty, Ashley Hayes, Kaitlin Hendry, Thomas Hines, Clare Hofstedt,
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Dust-Up In the Desert
NYTimes - about 15 years
At the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, learning by doing is taken to extremes. After drafting until the wee hours, students are expected for breakfast at 6:30 -- except those doing the cooking for an extended family of 40, including faculty members and guests, who might just as well stay up all night. Eric Lloyd Wright, the master's
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Robert McG. Thomas, 60, Chronicler of Unsung Lives
NYTimes - about 17 years
Robert McG. Thomas Jr., a reporter for The New York Times who extended the possibilities of the conventional obituary form, shaking the dust from one of the most neglected areas of daily journalism, died on Thursday at his family's summer home in Rehoboth Beach, Del. He was 60 and also had a home in Manhattan. The cause was abdominal cancer, said
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ANTIQUES
NYTimes - over 18 years
Antiques Get Ever Younger The definition of antiques is changing daily, and, as usual, Los Angeles sets the trends. On Oct. 25, two Los Angeles auction houses will team up for the first time to conduct a sale, ''20th-Century Decorative Arts, Fine Art and Modern Design.'' Los Angeles Modern Auctions, which since 1992 has been conducting three sales
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ARCHITECTURE VIEW; Disney Takes the Ice to the Players
NYTimes - over 22 years
DESERVEDLY IDENTIFIED WITH Los Angeles, Frank Gehry is in fact Canadian by birth, and while the fragmented forms of his buildings are often taken as symbols of a socially atomized society, Gehry is actually keen on roots. The fish form that he has used in several projects, Gehry told the historian Thomas Hines, owes something to his childhood
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THE 1992 CAMPAIGN: Florida; Where the Immediate Forecast Is Sunny for Bush but Cloudy for Democrats
NYTimes - almost 25 years
A week and a half before the primary voting, George Bush seems poised to win all the Republican delegates from Florida, the fourth largest block in the country, but the Democratic picture is much more clouded. Bill Clinton has far and away the best organization and the most money to spend among the Democrats, and the campaigns of his competitors
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ARCHITECTURE; When Modernism Kissed The Land of Golden Dreams
NYTimes - about 27 years
LEAD: In 1960 THE ARCHITECTURAL PHO-tographer Julius Shulman took a picture of a glass house perched high in the Hollywood Hills that will always be, for me, one of those singular images that sums up an entire city at a moment in time. The house is sleek and white, and its glass walls are cantilevered out over the hills; two elegantly dressed women
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Fiery Finale for an Art Deco Palace Hollywood Dreams Were Made On
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LEAD: Preservationists here are wringing their hands over the destruction of the Pan Pacific Auditorium, a rare icon of a glamorous, idealized age when Hollywood was wholesome, the air was clean and a huge brown derby actually sat on top of the Brown Derby. Preservationists here are wringing their hands over the destruction of the Pan Pacific
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REBEL BELLE, DOUBLE AGENT
NYTimes - about 30 years
LEAD: CONSPIRACY OF KNAVES By Dee Brown. 392 pp. New York: Henry Holt & Company. $17.95. CONSPIRACY OF KNAVES By Dee Brown. 392 pp. New York: Henry Holt & Company. $17.95. IN two of his previous historical novels, ''Creek Mary's Blood'' and ''Killdeer Mountain,'' Dee Brown explored the anguish of white-Indian relations. ''Conspiracy of Knaves'' is
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DESIGN NOTEBOOK; . . . AND PREFABRICATED HOMES: AN IDEA THAT DIDN'T TAKE
NYTimes - over 33 years
MARCO ZANUSO, the Italian designer of the sheet metal Lambda Chair, borrowed from automobile technology to design his elegantly contoured chair of 1962. At the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the mid-1950's, the American architects Marvin Goody and Richard Hamilton, studying the application of plastics in housing, used hull technology from
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SCHOLARS QUESTION SALE OF WRIGHT DRAWINGS
NYTimes - over 33 years
An exhibition and potential sale of 100 drawings from the archives of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation in Scottsdale, Ariz., which is to begin Friday, has raised questions from numerous scholars and architectural historians. They say that the sale, which is being conducted through the Max Protetch Gallery on East 57th Street, will mean that a
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ARCHITECTURE VIEW; THE MODERN CITYSCAPE NOW FINDS ROOM FOR THE PICTURESQUE
NYTimes - about 34 years
Michael Graves's Portland Building in Portland, Ore., finished last October, may not be the best building of 1982 - indeed, it is not. But its completion certainly ranks as the most compelling architectural event of the year, for the transformation of this structure from a much talked-about set of drawings into a real and rather powerful work of
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    FIFTIES
  • 1898
    Age 59
    Hines died in 1898 in Frankfort, and was buried in Fairview Cemetery in Bowling Green, Kentucky, in the Hines series of plots.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1886
    Age 47
    After his time on the Kentucky Court of Appeals, Hines returned to practicing law in Frankfort, Kentucky. In 1886, Hines began writing a series of four articles discussing the Northwest Conspiracy for Basil W. Duke's Southern Bivouac magazine.
    More Details Hide Details The magazine was dedicated to the memory of the Lost Cause of the Confederacy, but was less adversarial than similar Southern magazines, gaining a larger Northern readership than similar journals. The first of the articles was printed in the December 1886 issue. However, after consulting with former Confederate president Jefferson Davis at Davis' home in Mississippi, Hines did not name anybody on the Northern side who assisted in the conspiracy. After writing the first article, Hines was attacked for not being more forthcoming regarding all the participants from both newspapers' reviewers (particularly from the Louisville Times) and Southern readers, which discouraged Hines from publishing any more accounts of the Northwest Conspiracy.
  • 1879
    Age 40
    Hines was a witness to the assassination of fellow judge John Milton Elliott on March 26, 1879, while the two were leaving the Kentucky State House, by Colonel Thomas Buford, a judge from Henry County, Kentucky.
    More Details Hide Details Buford, enraged by Elliott's failure to rule in favor of his late sister in a property dispute, shot Elliott with a double-barreled twelve gauge shotgun filled with buckshot after Hines had turned and walked away from Elliott. Hines inspected the body as Buford surrendered to a deputy sheriff who had come to investigate the turmoil.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1878
    Age 39
    Hines was elected to the Kentucky Court of Appeals in 1878 and served there until 1886.
    More Details Hide Details From 1884 to 1886, he served as Chief Justice. He was said to be "exceptionally free from all judicial bias".
  • 1876
    Age 37
    In addition, a marker by the Confederate Monument of Bowling Green in Bowling Green's Fairview Cemetery says that Hines died before he could go to the dedication ceremony in 1876, when in reality he died in 1898 and is buried a few hundred feet away.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1867
    Age 28
    Hines moved to Bowling Green, Kentucky, in 1867, where many of his family lived, and practiced law there.
    More Details Hide Details Basil W. Duke appointed Hines a colonel in the Soldiers of the Red Cross. Hines later became the County Judge for Warren County, Kentucky.
  • 1866
    Age 27
    After sending his wife to Kentucky, where their first child was born, Hines began living in Memphis, Tennessee, passing the bar exam on June 12, 1866, with high honors.
    More Details Hide Details During his stay in Memphis he also edited the Daily Appeal.
    However, knowing that Union officials in Kentucky would consider him an exception to the pardon, he remained in Canada until May 1866.
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  • 1865
    Age 26
    Once U.S. President Andrew Johnson declared a pardon for most former Confederates, Hines went back to Detroit on July 20, 1865, to sign a loyalty oath to the United States.
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    Two days after Lincoln's assassination, on April 16, 1865, Hines was in Detroit, Michigan, when he was mistaken for John Wilkes Booth, who was then the subject of a massive manhunt.
    More Details Hide Details After finding himself in a fight, Hines jumped several fences and made his way to Detroit's wharf. He waited for a ferryboat to empty its passengers and then forced the captain at gunpoint to take him across the Detroit River to Canada. On arrival, Hines apologized to the captain and gave him five dollars. Hines' exploit led to the mistaken rumor that Booth had escaped into Canada. After his escape from Detroit, Hines went to Toronto where several other former Confederates lived. Not expecting to return to the United States, he sent for his wife Nancy. While in Toronto he studied law with General John C. Breckinridge, a former Vice President of the United States.
    On several occasions during the war, Hines was forced to make narrow, seemingly impossible, escapes. At one point, he concealed himself in a mattress that was being used at the time; on another occasion, he was confused for the actor and assassin John Wilkes Booth, a dangerous case of mistaken identity that forced him to flee Detroit in April 1865 by holding a ferry captain at gunpoint.
    More Details Hide Details Union agents viewed Hines as the man they most needed to apprehend, but apart from the time he served at the Ohio Penitentiary in late 1863, he was never captured. After the war, once it was safe for him to return to his native Kentucky, he settled down with much of his family in Bowling Green. He started practicing law, which led him to serve on the Kentucky Court of Appeals, eventually becoming its Chief Justice.
  • 1864
    Age 25
    He decided to "spirit" her from it, and on November 10, 1864, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Covington, Kentucky, they were married, despite her father's wishes that they wait until the war was over, due to Hines' wartime activities.
    More Details Hide Details They spent a week's honeymoon in Kentucky, after which Hines returned to his clandestine activities in Canada.
    In October 1864, Hines again went to Cincinnati, after crossing covertly through Indiana, where Union troops had again sought him.
    More Details Hide Details This time, with the help of friends whose home he hid in, Hines concealed himself in an old closet obscured by mortar and red bricks, where he avoided detection by the Union troops who inspected the house. Hines learned there that his beloved Nancy Sproule was in an Ohio convent.
    However, encountering Copperhead hesitation to assist Hines and his force, and with Federal authorities apparently knowledgeable of the plot, Hines and his men were forced to flee Chicago on August 30, 1864. Many of the men thought Anderson may have been a double agent, forcing him to leave the group. A second attempt to free the Camp Douglas Confederate prisoners occurred during the United States Presidential Election of 1864, but that plan was also foiled.
    More Details Hide Details In the same year he tried to free Confederate prisoners of war by recruiting former members of Morgan's Raiders who had escaped to Canada, including John Hunt Morgan's telegrapher George "Lightning" Ellsworth, who was a native of Canada. On his last day in Chicago, Hines had to avoid discovery by Union soldiers inspecting the home he was hiding in by crawling into a mattress upon which the homeowner's wife lay ill with delirium. The Union soldiers inspected the house he was in, and even checked to see if Hines was the one lying on the bed, but did not discover Hines in the mattress. The soldiers established a guard by the door of the house. As it rained the next day, visitors were encouraged to visit the sick woman. The soldiers never looked at the faces under the umbrellas, and as a result, Hines sneaked out of the house and left Chicago.
    Hines led sixty men from Toronto, Ontario, on August 25, 1864.
    More Details Hide Details They arrived during the Democratic Party National Convention held in Chicago that year. The Copperheads had told Hines to wait until that time, as they said that 50,000 Copperheads would be there for the event.
    Hines thought it would be easier to enter the North from Canada and traveled there during the winter. Hines led the Northwest Conspiracy from Canada in the fall of 1864.
    More Details Hide Details Colonel Benjamin Anderson was involved in the plot, along with other Confederate soldiers. It was hoped that Hines and his men would be able to free the Confederate prisoners held at Camp Douglas in Chicago, Illinois.
    Hines went to the Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia, after his escape in January 1864.
    More Details Hide Details He convinced Confederate President Jefferson Davis of a plan to instill mass panic in the Northern states, by means of freeing prisoners and causing arson in larger Northern cities. Impressed by Hines' plan, Davis agreed to back him. Davis urged Hines to tell Secretary of State Judah P. Benjamin and Secretary of War James Seddon his plan. Both men agreed to the plan, and encouraged Hines to proceed, with the only hesitation by Davis, Benjamin and Sheldon being the effect on public opinion on such a plan, including what Great Britain and France would think of Hines' actions.
  • 1863
    Age 24
    On the day of escape, November 26, 1863, Morgan switched cells with his brother, Colonel Richard Morgan.
    More Details Hide Details The day was chosen as a new Union military commander was coming to Columbus, and Morgan knew that the prison cells would be inspected at that time. Together, after the daily midnight inspection, Hines, John Hunt Morgan and five captains under Morgan's command used the tunnel to escape. Aided by the fact that the prison sentries sought shelter from the raging storm occurring at the time, the Confederate officers climbed the wall effortlessly, using metal hooks to effect their escape. Hines had even left a note for the warden. It read: "Warden N. Merion, the Faithful, the Vigilant" as follows: "Castle Merion, Cell No. 20. November 27, 1863. Commencement, November 4, 1863. Conclusion, November 20, 1863. Hours for labor per day, three. Tools, two small knives. La patience est amere, mais son fruit est doux. By order of my six honorable confederates." Those left behind were strip searched and moved to different cells in the Ohio State Penitentiary. Two of the officers who escaped with Hines and Morgan, Captain Ralph Sheldon and Captain Samuel Taylor, were captured four days later in Louisville, Kentucky, but the other three (Captain Jacob Bennett, Captain L. D. Hockersmith, and Captain Augustus Magee) made good their escape to Canada and the South.
    In June 1863, Hines led an invasion into Indiana with 25 Confederates posing as a Union unit in pursuit of deserters.
    More Details Hide Details Their goal was to see if the local Copperheads would support the invasion of John Hunt Morgan planned for July 1863. Traveling through Kentucky for eight days to obtain supplies for their mission, they crossed the Ohio River to enter Indiana, near the village of Derby, on June 18, 1863. Hines visited the local Copperhead leader, Dr. William A. Bowles, in French Lick, and learned that there would be no formal support for Morgan's Raid. On his way back to Kentucky, Hines and his men were discovered in Valeene, Indiana, leading to a small skirmish near Leavenworth, Indiana, on Little Blue Island. Hines had to abandon his men as he swam across the Ohio River under gunfire. After wandering around Kentucky for a week, Hines rejoined General Morgan at Brandenburg, Kentucky. Colonel Basil W. Duke made a disparaging comment in his memoirs about how Hines appeared on the Brandenburg riverfront, saying Hines was "apparently the most listless inoffensive youth that was ever imposed upon"; despite being Morgan's second-in-command, Colonel Duke was usually not told of all the espionage Hines was carrying out, causing some to believe that Hines and Duke did not like each other, which was not the case.
  • 1862
    Age 23
    Morgan recognized Hines' talents and commissioned him as a captain on June 10, 1862.
    More Details Hide Details Afterward, Hines spent most of his time engaged in secret missions in his beloved Kentucky. Dressed in civilian clothes, he usually operated alone to avoid drawing attention to himself, not wanting to be executed as a spy. On many of his forays in Kentucky, Hines made special trips to see loved ones. Often it was to visit Nancy Sproule, his childhood sweetheart and future bride, in Brown's Lock, near Bowling Green. On other occasions he visited his parents in Lexington, Kentucky. In both places, Union spies attempted to capture Hines, but he always escaped, even after his father had been captured and his mother was sick in bed.
    Gen. John Hunt Morgan, and he re-enlisted in the army as a private in the 9th Kentucky Cavalry in May 1862.
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    The Guides were disbanded in January 1862 after the Confederate government of Kentucky fled Bowling Green, as Hines did not want to fight anywhere except in Kentucky.
    More Details Hide Details He traveled to Richmond, Virginia, and missed the Battle of Shiloh as a result. In April, he decided to join Brig.
  • 1861
    Age 22
    On December 31, 1861, he led a successful mission to Borah's Ferry, Kentucky, to attack a Union outpost there.
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    In November 1861, he was given a lieutenant's commission.
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    He was the principal of its grammar school, but with the advent of the war, he joined the Confederate Army in September 1861.
    More Details Hide Details Hines joined the Confederate army, as did at least eleven of his cousins. Hines initially led "Buckner's Guides", which were attached to Albert Sidney Johnston's command, as his fellow guides recognized his "coolness and leadership".
  • 1859
    Age 20
    He became an adjunct professor at the Masonic University, a school established by the Grand Lodge of Kentucky Freemasons for teaching the orphans of Kentucky Masons in La Grange in 1859.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1838
    Born
    Hines was born in Butler County, Kentucky, on October 8, 1838, to Judge Warren W. and Sarah Carson Hines and was raised in Warren County, Kentucky.
    More Details Hide Details While his education was largely informal, he spent some time in common schools. He was tall, and weighed a mere. With his slender build, Hines was described as rather benign in appearance, and a friend observed that he had a voice resembling that of a "refined woman". He was said to have a fondness not only for women, but also music and horses.
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