Young's History of Lafayette County, Missouri, Vol. 1 (Classic Reprint)

Author: William Young

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9781334663291

Category: Reference

Page: 428

View: 1908

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Excerpt from Young's History of Lafayette County, Missouri, Vol. 1 Design of the Work - First Historical Event - Location of Old Fort Orleans Condition of Country at the Advent of the First Settler - Increase of Pcpu lation - Origin of Early Settlers - German Settlements - Coal Fields - Negro Population - Missouri's Part in the Great Drama of the Nation. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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Civil War Biographies from the Western Waters

956 Confederate and Union Naval and Military Personnel, Contractors, Politicians, Officials, Steamboat Pilots and Others

Author: Myron J. Smith, Jr.

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786469676

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 340

View: 3872

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From 1861 to 1865, the Civil War raged along the great rivers of the Ohio and Mississippi valleys. While various Civil War biographies exist, none have been devoted exclusively to participants in the Western river war as waged down the Mississippi to the mouth of the Red River, and up the Ohio, the Tennessee and the Cumberland. Based on the Official Records, county histories, newspapers and internet sources, this is the first work to profile personnel involved in the fighting on these great streams. Included in this biographical encyclopedia are Union and Confederate naval officers down to the rank of mate; enlisted sailors who won the Medal of Honor, or otherwise distinguished themselves or who wrote accounts of life on the gunboats; army officers and leaders who played a direct role in combat along Western waters; political officials who influenced river operations; civilian steamboat captains and pilots who participated in wartime logistics; and civilian contractors directly involved, including shipbuilders, dam builders, naval constructors and munitions experts. Each of the biographies includes (where known) birth, death and residence data; unit organization or ship; involvement in the river war; pre- and post-war careers; and source documentation. Hundreds of individuals are given their first historic recognition.
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