SUFFERING OLD SOLDIERS
Tarne, Chicago, IL.
Yours of the 31st at
hand I hereby acknowledge receipt of $2 contained therein, and, on behalf
of the suffering people here, I thank you, and assure you that I will use
it in cases of sickness and old age.
The condition of our people
here has not and cannot be overdrawn. Some outside assistance has
come in and much more must come or untold misery and suffering will
result. Our country is certainly devastated. The county
treasury is empty. Most of the people are living on bread and water,
with no fuel but cow chips. Coal is $7 per ton, but few can buy
it. God will hereby bless you and all who assist us in this, our
time of great distress.
Very truly yours,
Adjuant Berwyn Post, G.A.R.
Inter-Ocean January 11, 1895
Transcribed by: Frances
Friday night of last week
Noel Amos, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kirk Amos of this city, returned to Sargent
after an absence of nearly two years having left here early in October,
1917. He was first sent to Camp Funston and later to a Camp in
Arkansas. He was later on sent to France where he served for many
months, something like eighteen months, we have heard. As his folks
do not have a phone and he has been out to the Amos farm we have not been
able to get very much data to use for this item.
Leader, Oct. 2, 1919
Charles Busey, who returned from Manila
where he was member of Co. M has reenlisted in the regular army. He
passed through Grand Island yesterday with about 40 others, from Illinois,
who were on their way to Manilla. His aunt, Mrs. Calista Grant went
to Grand Island to meet him.
Source: Custer Co. Republican, March 16,
Kenoyer and Kerr:
Two of Wounded, Went
Special Dispatch to the World-Herald
Broken Bow, Neb.
Hugh Kenoyer of Company M, First Nebraska Volunteers, wounded
in battle at Manila on Sunday, is a young man 21 years of age, is highly
respected by all who kenw him. His home is three miles from Broken
Howard L. Kerr, Company M, First Nebraska Volunteers, also
wounded in Manila engagement, is a young man of Ansley, Neb. He has
the highest respect of all who knew him. Both Ansley and Broken Bow
are mounring the disaster.
Morning World Herald, Feb. 9,
Transcribed by: Frances Cooley
Adjutant General Barry sent a telegram to the surgeon
general of the United States hospital at San Francisco yesterday inquiring
whether or not Claude Perkins, of Company M, First Nebraskans, is in that
hospital. He is the son of Joshua Perkins of Round Valley, Custer
Source: The Nebraska State Journal, Lincoln, NE, June 21,
A. Wallace, of Walworth,
was in the city last week and cast in his lot with the G.A.R. post of this
city, also made this office a visit, and reports prosperity and good
health in his neighborhood. Mr. Wallace is a farmer that knows how
to appreciate the value of good literature, and the need of assisting in
keeping up a good, live homepaper.
Source: Custer Co. Republican, March
Wounded Custer Co. Boys from Company
In the past week the American soldiers
at Manila have seen more active service, and the Nebraska boys have
accomplished many heroic feats. Company M, has had four wounded in
the past week, but only one from Custer county; that one was P.S. Busic,
of Ansley. He was wounded in the forearm. The others wounded
were John E. Robinson, Nate Sumers and Geo. L. Spears, but none fatlly.
The prospects now are that in a few weeks at most the Filippinos
will be so completely whipped that they will be forced to
Source: Custer County Republican, 1899
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