Here are a few footnotes concerning this remarkable rogue. In 1860-61, Thomas Jordan was the subject of court martial proceedings. These proceedings dealt with financial inconsistencies in connection with his supervision of the construction of Ft. Dalles, Oregon. Jordan was able to secure a number of continuances of the hearings and as the proceedings heated up, he secured a commission in the army of the Southern Confederacy. Serving as an adjutant at the Battle of Shiloh, his confusing orders hampered the Confederate retreat. Following the war Jordan became a newspaper editor in Tennessee and also fought in the Cuba Libre rebellions.
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