Truths Back of the Uncle Jimmy Myth in a State University of the Middle West

Truths Back of the Uncle Jimmy Myth in a State University of the Middle West

Truths Back of the Uncle Jimmy Myth in a State University of the Middle West

Truths Back of the Uncle Jimmy Myth in a State University of the Middle West

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WHEN, in the spring of 1861, President Lincoln issued the call for seventy-five thousand troops, my Father locked the door of his office, enlisted men in neighboring townships, and took to Washington his Company of New York volunteers. His history, within a few months, was that of many a soldier afterwards--an invalid sent home from a Baltimore hospital.

"Two years to live," the doctors said, and sentenced him to a climate in the South, and every day on horseback. The stimulating dryness of the plateau shelving east to the Mississippi, however--and the spirit of a people there--he found more agreeable to his needs. He bought a couple of hundred acres touching . . .

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