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Pioneer days of Evansville and vicinity
(1915)

Chapter VIII: many respond to the call of arms,   pp. 35-37


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remained two years, when Rev. W. W. Stevens received the   appointment. Rev.
R. W. Bosworth was appointed presiding elder of this district at the Appleton
conference in 1887. Rev. J. S. Davis came in 1893 and remained  two  years.
Rev. Henry White came in 1895 and remained two years; Rev. William    Rollins,
who came in 1897, remained    two years; Rev. Webster Millar came in 
1899 and remained three years. Rev. James Churm came in 1902 and remained
four years; Rev. T. W. North came in 1906, remaining four years and Rev.
Charles E. Coon came in 1910, being pastor at the present time. Presiding
elders: F. A. Pease, 1893, five years; W. W. Stevens, 1899, one year; E.
S. McChesney, 1901, five years; John   Reynolds, 1907, five years; Perry
Millar, 1913. 
CHAPTER VIII 
Many Respond to the Call of Arms 
The tap of drum and sound of fife were not long in reaching Rock county when
the war broke out. The half-suppressed threatening had been heard with sinking
hearts, but when the call came, there was no  lack of men who were anxious
to march under the stars and stripes wherever they were ordered to go. The
farm and profession  and  college  alike yielded their quota. We were   all
proud of the brave young men that responded to the call. Following are the
names of some of my friends and companions who enlisted: 
J. M. Evans. C. M. Smith. Joseph Foot. Daniel Lovejoy. Aaron Baker. David
Johnson. Joseph Sale. Joseph Smith. S. J. Baker. 
Theodore Shurrum. Wiloby Walker. William H. Spencer. John Spencer. 
George Peck. 
Ancel Libby. 
Henry Peck. 
Tyler B. Campbell. A. S. Baker. 
'James Cook. 
Thomas Peck. 
Theodore Sutphen. William F. Williams. Joseph West. 
John West. 
Gard Babcock. 
John Tullar. 
These names were taken from different regiments. 
While the thirteenth regiment was in camp on the fair   grounds   at Janesville
the measles broke out and the hospitals were filled to their utmost capacity.
 Until   mid-winter they were kept busy nursing each other and trying to
keep from freezing to death in weather twenty degrees below zero and they
in tents only. On the 18th of January they were ordered on to Ft. Leavenworth,
Kan., to join the Jim Lane expedition, then organizing to check rebel depredations
on the southeast border 
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