American Lumbermen Volume 1

American Lumbermen Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...him greater opportunities, the family moved to Milwaukee. He had been studying hard for some time, harder, perhaps, than is good for the enjoyment of youth. While in Milwaukee he took a course in a commercial school, absorbing the A B C of business affairs with keen interest. Stirring days were near, however, and the fury of war roused the yeoman blood. He enlisted in the Twenty-fourth Wisconsin Infantry on August 5, 1862, when twenty years old. The regiment was hurried south to join Buell's Army of the Cumberland, and for three years the young fellow spent his best energies for the country of his adoption. He participated in the fighting at Perryville, Stone River, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge and in the battles of the famous Atlanta campaign. He was discharged with honor in August, 1865, and thereupon returned to Milwaukee, his former home, where he remained for two years in the employ of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway Company. In the spring of 1867 he went to Manistee and accepted a situation with a hardware firm, little thinking that there was to be the scene of his most successful and durable achievements. In six months he was part owner of a hardware business, H. V. Marchant, of Milwaukee, being associated with him under the firm name of Edward Buckley & Co. In 1874 he closed out this business and for six years was associated with C. F. Ruggles in the pine land business. In 1880, Edward Buckley and William Douglas formed a partnership for the purpose of carrying on a general logging and mill business, under the name of Buckley & Douglas. In 1886 the mill property and timber interests of Ruddock, Nuttall & Co. were purchased. The mill was situated on Manistee lake and the new owners immediately set to work...show more

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  • Paperback | 110 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236989503
  • 9781236989505