I'm trying to figure out which "Thorpe" contributed to "The Vidette". This last name appears twice. First, there was a poem "Toast to Morgan's Men" by Thorpe published in The Vidette at Hartsville, Tn August 24, 1862. Second, he was listed as a contributor to "The Prisoner Vidette" handwritten at Camp Douglas around March 21, 1862. All of the men associated with these Vidette's were from Morgan's 2nd KY Cavalry and later Dick Morgan's 14th KY Cavalry. Four "Thorpe's" meet some of these criteria:
P. H. Thorpe appears to have avoided capture.
Spencer R. Thorpe (Thorp) and William D. Thorpe are possibilities but weren't on the 14th KY Cavalry rolls. You suggest SRT was at Johnson's Island anyway.
A. Thorpe (Thorp)was in the 14th KY Cavalry and Corbett's Battery which was associated with the 2nd KY Cavalry(interestingly he also ended up in Louisiana).
Which man was it???? I think A. Thorpe was the most likely. Were they all related???? Do you have any information about them???? Were any of them newspapermen????