First O.V.H.A., Company M

First O.V.H.A., Company M

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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. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...mustering officer refused them on account of their size, and age. By the request of Henry J. Bly, Captain of Company "M," Colonel Hawley detailed me to return to Sandusky to recruit our company up to its requirements, caused by the Mustering Officer rejecting the ten or twelve, which left our company incomplete. After securing transportation for myself I was ready to start upon my journey, but what could I do with the rejected boys who wanted to return to their homes in Sandusky. I instructed the boys to board the train at the same time I did and we would see what could be done. To be sure I had no knowledge how it could be managed, but when the conductor came along I handed my order to him and gave him my transportation and told him just the predicament the boys were in, that the mustering office.r had rejected them and they were desirous of returning to their homes, that they had enlisted in good faith, believing they would pass muster, but having failed and the.ir money gone, they simply had to be taken home. I used all my persuasive powers to have the conductor pass them, but he had no authority, he replied, and when he found the boys would put up a fight before they would be put off the train, he concluded to forget the boys and allowed them to ride in peace to Springfield where. we changed cars also conductors. We suspected another scrap with the new conductor, but he was a Sandusky man and when I told him the circumstances how the boys happened to be there and without money he gladly passed them along, which was the cause of great rejoicing. While in Sandusky I recruited William and James Henson. Lee, Carney, Jupp, Henderson, Lafer, Olmstead, Stimpson and Marsh and brought the.m to the company which had been moved to Fort...show more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236861884
  • 9781236861887