Thompson, Jacob

Thompson, Jacob,

1810–85, U.S. Representative (1839–51) and Secretary of the Interior (1857–61), b. Caswell co., N.C. Thompson was a prosperous lawyer and prominent Democrat of Oxford, Miss. He was a member of President Buchanan's cabinet until the Fort Sumter crisis, and Mississippi's secession led him to resign in Jan., 1861. In the Civil War he served in the Confederate army, and in 1864 he became a Confederate agent in Canada. There he tried unsuccessfully to persuade Copperhead elements in the North to take up arms against the Union. Falsely accused of complicity in President Lincoln's assassination, he fled to Europe, where he remained for several years, and later lived in Memphis.
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Team members included Jacob Daniels, Lanie Jamison, Mallory Schmitt, Maddie Thompson, Jacob Nash, Ella Forlines, Brandon Peteroccelli, and Erin Forlines.
Erin Schmechel, Garrett Schneider, Matthew Shanaman, Isaac Slaton, Stephen Sliger, Emily Smith, Jacob Smith, Nathan Souza, Feliciano Sparks, Kiersten Sparks, Cassandra Stegner, Sarah Steindorf, Gabrielle Stiennon, Gordon Strome, Ryan Thielke, Chaindler Thirkell, Randee Thompson, Jacob Tomany, Samantha Tornetta, Nicholas Townsend, Jayden Travis, Tia Treder, Jacob Truitt, Elisabet Trujillo, Hannah Tyler, Sahali Ulmer, Page Van Pernis, Connor Wagner, Mazzy Walkingshaw, Lathan Ward, Alik Welch-Whitehorse, Tanner West-Woods, Merrill Williams, Paul Williams, Blake Woodhouse-Howard and Olivia Yates.
Front row (left to right): Tom Jones, Jack Talbot, Tom McDonagh, Will Thompson, Jacob Redden.
Second Honors: Heath Blackwell, Miranda Casamassa, Abigail Cote, Patrick Custer, Aaron Fournier, Kacie LaValley, Ashley Leger, Natalia Madry, Matthew Nerreau, Nicholas Ramsdell, Audrey Roy, Cody Senical, Alanna Servant, Kyle Sledziewski, Madison Thompson, Jacob Wisniewski
Thomas Bull, Jake Randall and Daniel Thomas also crossed, while Blues South scored tries through Gareth Thompson, Jacob Morgan and Lloyd Chalk.
Despite a brave performance from arch rivals Newman, Bishop were worthy champions as goals from Justin, Thompson, Jacob, Blackwell and Greg Binns decided the issue with Connor Evans bagging both in reply for the gritty losers.