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A true story about "Willie the drummer boy of Chickamauga" /

Other Title:
Chickamauga boy : he exchanged uniforms with a dead Confederate soldier lad and escaped over the lines; Civil War documents collection, Union documents, 1895.
Gilmore, James R.
Item ID:
[Place not identified] : [producer not identified], [before 1941]; copyright 1895.
Call Number:
E456 .G556
Physical Description:
[ii], 14 leaves ; 28 cm
Chickamauga, Battle of, Ga., 1863.
Jaquess, James Frazier, 1819-1898.
Jaquess, W.G., (William G.)
United States. Army. Illinois Infantry Regiment, 73rd (1862-1865)
"Transcript made from original and copied by permission of Miss Fannie M. Jaquess, 3700 Cedar Lake Avenue. Minneapolis, Minnesota." Miss Jaquess was a niece of James F. Jaquess and died in Minneapolis in 1941.; Carbon copy of a typescript. Appears to be a revision the chapter "The Illinois Boy" from James R. Gilmore's book "Patriot boys and prison pictures by Edmund Kirke." From cover: "William G. Jaquess son of Col. James F. Jaquess of the 73rd Illinois the 'Fighting Parson.' Also, a copy of letter [November 5th 1863] written by Col. James F. Jaquess to his brother William B. Jaquess, giving his experience at the Battle of Chickamauga." Typescript includes copy of letter from Hon. H.B. Rankin to Fannie M. Jaquess (June 23rd 1924).; James Frazier Jaquess (1819-1898), a Methodist minister, first met Abraham Lincoln when he was preaching and Lincoln was practicing law in central Illinois. Rev. Jaquess joined the Army in the Civil War, helping to organize the Seventy-third Illinois. It was called the "Preacher Regiment" because of the number of ministers who had joined the unit. Lincoln entrusted Jaquess with important missions. In 1863, Jaquess met with Confederate officials to discuss ending the war. The following year, Jaquess met with Confederate President Jefferson Davis, who declared that the South would accept peace only if it could remain independent. Jaquess gave an oral report to Lincoln that was transcribed and printed as campaign literature for the Union Republican Party.; "W.G. Jaquess was the son of Colonel James F. Jaquess, who commanded an Illinois regiment during the Civil War and came to Tunica County [Mississippi] as a "carpetbagger" in 1866, and was appointed Probate Clerk by the Union occupation general. Too young to be a soldier, he served as a drummer boy in his father's Illinois regiment in the Union Army. The title, "Colonel", given to him in Tunica County, reveals that he was a respected citizen, even though from "up North"" -- http://tunicablues.blogspot.com/, entry dated February 22, 2009.
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Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
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