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book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ... consolidated into one
company and transferred to the 2d Regiment, to which Capt. B. was
transferred as their commanding officer, and served some months in
that regiment. After the war he was made U. S. Inspector and
settled in Richmond, Va. He d. suddenly, of apoplexy, July 26,
1880. The Richmond Dispatch says of him: "Capt. B. was widely
known, much respected and greatly beloved. He came to us fresh from
service in the Union army, as an officer in the internal revenue
service, and soon became very popular in business and social
relations. He was a man of very brilliant talents, a popular
speaker, and a poet of much merit; he was also prominent as a
politician, but never offensively so. On Confederate Memorial Day
he delivered the address at Oakwood cemetery, which was replete
with tender feeling and patriotism. Genial, warm-hearted,
sympathetic, all who came within the range of his acquaintance
seemed irresistibly drawn towards him. Few men--certainly none of
northern birth and of his political opinions -- ever had more
numerous or more sincere friends among all classes of the
community. * * * The news of his death was soon circulated, and his
body lying in state at St. Alban's hall was visited by a large
number, among all of whom pervaded a feeling of great sorrow, at
the untimely ending of a career that promised so brightly." Of this
old family, now almost extinct in town, it may be said their
virtues were of the plain old-fashioned sort; loyal to country and
kin, strong in their attachments, modest, brave, industrious, kind
and unselfish; generous to friend or foe, hospitable -- never
seeking official position. The first generation served long and
faithfully, from a sense of duty, in the early Indian and French
wars; the second and...
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John Jacob Dearborn
||246 x 189 x 16mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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