W.W. Tarne, Chicago, IL.

Dear Sir:

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,
Ira McCollister
Adjuant Berwyn Post, G.A.R.
Member relief court
Inter-Ocean January 11, 1895
Transcribed by: Frances Cooley

Amos, Noel
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.
Source: Sargent Leader, Oct. 2, 1919

Busey, Charles 
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, 1899

Kenoyer and Kerr:
Two of Wounded, Went from there
Special Dispatch to the World-Herald
Broken Bow, Neb. Feb.8

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 Bow.

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, 1899
Transcribed by: Frances Cooley

Perkins, Claude
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 County.
Source: The Nebraska State Journal, Lincoln, NE, June 21, 1899

Wallace, A.
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 16, 1899

Wounded Custer Co. Boys from Company M
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 surrender.
Source: Custer County Republican, 1899

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