Boot and Shoe Recorder Volume 81-82

Boot and Shoe Recorder Volume 81-82

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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. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ... Jim" Richardson In The Ring A Top Notcher Salesman for the La Crosse Rubber Co. Has Covered Chicago and Northwest for 59 Years man for the La Crosse Rubber Co., who has covered Chicago and the Northwest for 59 years, and is everywhere known in the shoe craft as "Colonel Jim," was born at Utica, N. Y., on March 1, I840. The Colonel has had a truly wonderful life and a long record of good deeds to his credit. "Colonel Jim" first came into marked prominence when on April 15, 1861, he answered Abraham Lincoln's first call and enlisted with the 14th New York Volunteers at Utica, N. Y., to serve his country as a part of the Great Army of the Potomac. He served throughout his entire two years' term of enlistment. first covering the retreat at Bull Run, and then fighting in all the battles of the Civil War from Bull Run to those of May 1863, when his regiment, was mustered out of service. Of rugged physique, Corporal Richardson, as he was known during all of his service in the army, was never ill during his entire service, alt.hough he was wounded in one of the seven day battles at Hall's Hill and is today still carrying in his body the bullet which caused his wound.. Our.hero has always been very active in Grand Army Post work and served as Commander of Columbia Post, No. 706, G. A. R. of Chicago, during the year 1912. By virtue of this oflicial distinction, he became entitled to and has received the title and rank of Colonel. "Hundred Dollar Bill, Jim" He is also sometimes known as "Hunfired Dollar Bill, Jim" from the fact that it has been his custom to carry with him a $100 hill and when an argument or dispute arises, the colonel flashes this valuable greenback in the faces of the...show more

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  • Paperback | 250 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 454g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236937716
  • 9781236937711