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Farb Slacker
10-16-2008, 08:09 PM
Here is an interesting article from Oregon Magazine about one Civil War veteran who earned fame in the Old West http://oregonmag.com/Wyatt808.html

Frenchie
10-17-2008, 02:00 AM
Great story, thanks for posting the link!

3rd_PA_Artillery
10-17-2008, 07:33 AM
Very interesting. By the way, I had figured they would've all fought in the western theater, but I had no idea one had fought at Fredericksburg.

huntdaw
10-17-2008, 09:18 AM
That was certainly an interesting bit of information. Thanks for posting.

Dignann
10-17-2008, 12:46 PM
Very interesting. By the way, I had figured they would've all fought in the western theater, but I had no idea one had fought at Fredericksburg.
Most likely he did not. James served in the 17th Illinois, which was not at Fredericksburg. Apparently, James was wounded at Fredericktown, Missouri, fought on October 21, 1861.

Eric