News in Rooks County

Military News

Regiments Full
Source: Hutchinson Gazette, Jun 9, 1898
On the new call of 1,600 men from Kansas all but 900 will be used to fill up the 1st regiments to their full strength. This will not leave enough for a new regiment, consequently no new colonels will be appointed.

F.H.K.N. is Part of Nation's War Program
70 counties represented in training detachment stationed here, Ellis heads the list. Rooks a close second. Men listed here. Uncle Sam gives intensive training in many and varied branches
Source: The Hays Free Press, Nov 7, 1918

Section A.
Name Post Office County
Allen, Glennon H. Stockton Rooks
Asbury, Claud W. Codell Rooks
Barlett, Lyle W. Plainville Rooks
Bement, Ray O. Plainville Rooks
Conger, Ralph L. Natoma Rooks
Coolbaugh, Charles W. Stockton Rooks
Davis, Paul T. Stockton Rooks
Doughty, Homer M. Webster Rooks
Dougherty, Charles E. Codell Rooks
Dougherty, Floyd W. Codell Rooks
Dougherty, Ralph J. Codell Rooks
Gilbert, Clarence A. Plainville Rooks
Jones, Paul L. Stockton Rooks
Johnston, Robert C. Stockton Rooks
McDonald, Marion Plainville Rooks
Morton, Roy C. Palco Rooks
Pemberton, Edward E. Palco Rooks
Van Dyke, Charles P. Woodston Rooks
Weaverling, Fred E. Plainville Rooks
Berland, Arthur L. Zurier Rooks

A Queer Case
We believe The Champion was the first paper to publish the singular facts in regard the pension claim of Charles Brewer, now a resident of Rooks county, who enlisted in the First Michigan, was horribly wounded at the second battle of Bull Run, left for dead upon the field and entered upon the rolls of his regiment as killed in action. He was, instead of being buried, taken to a hospital, and remembered nothing until December following the battle, when he found himself at Quiney, Michigan. From that place he removed to Rooks county, Kansas. Three years ago he sought to procure a pension, but was required to proved that he was alive and not dead. The Beloit Courier says the Pension office is not satisfied and this week he was before the board of examining surgeons, at Beloit. In battle he received a sabre cut over the head; a shot in the head, a shot through the left groin, on in the back of left hip, one through the right ankle, and one through right elbow. By an accident in a mill after the war, his right leg was fractured twice and his right arm broken.
The Atchison Daily Champion (Atchison, Kansas) 20 Jun 1885

Soldiers Reunion
The old soldiers of Rooks County will hold their annual reunion in this year in Stockton in McNulty grove on Saturday Oct 8th. All old soldiers, all young soldiers, and all the people of the county are cordially invited to attend and bring a basket dinner and remain in the grove all day. Hot coffee will be furnished free to all those on the ground. The program will be published latter[sic]. D.N. Hamilton, Adjutant. L.B. Powell, Commander

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