Memorials of Deceased Companions of the Commandery of the State of Illinois, Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States; From July 1, 190

Memorials of Deceased Companions of the Commandery of the State of Illinois, Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States; From July 1, 190

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...girl who came to share his affections in the home and fireside gatherings, and a kindly, gracious companionship for the men who--like himself--had followed the Stars and Stripes till the red sun of war had set on Appomattox's ensanguined field; for he was one of those heroic men who had participated in tb. salvation of a Nation, and his name was enrolled in the record of that Nation's perilous days. Companion Markham enlisted in Company E, Third Regiment, New York Calvary Volunteers in July, 1861, and where the fluttering guidons led, his glittering sabre flashed--across the valleys and plains of Virginia, and through the swampy trails and over the sandy roadways of North Carolina, at Balls Bluff, Edwards Ferry, Youngs Cross-Roads, Williamston, Kingston, Gouldsborough, until hard-earned promotion as Second Lieutenant, Second U. S. Col. Vol. Cavalry came to him in March, 1864; to be followed shortly thereafter with the rank of First Lieutenant in the same organization, and the battles of Whitehall, Weldon R. R., Stony Creek, Petersburg, Malvern Hill, New Market, Johnson's House and Winchester were added to the record of gallant service well performed. After his muster out from the Army he engaged in mining and prospecting in Colorado. Later he came to Chicago, where he became connected with the "Tribune" and later on became interested in advertising work. In 1892 he removed to West Plains, Missouri, where he took up the business of real estate, becoming quite prominent through his large transactions in the southern portion of the State. In the Spring of 1906 his failing health compelled him to visit Los Angeles, at which place the end came to a life well spent and filled with kindly actions and cordial friendships. He was married...show more

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  • Paperback | 152 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 286g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236536991
  • 9781236536990