Saturday, January 7, 2012

This vicinity is well represented in Grant's army . . .

. . . and doubtless equally so in the fight.  We have there Capt. Stuhr’s company from this county; and are largely represented in those of Capts. Van Hosen, Williams and Fraser.  We have also Lieut.-Cols. Hall, Price and Sanders; Adjutants Tyner and McCosh, and perhaps Capt. W. T. Clark.  Rock Island county is represented in eight companies.  The anxiety in both cities is naturally very great, and is aggravated by the long delay in hearing from our own immediate representatives on the field, and especially is this the case in this county, for we do not so much as know anything of the whereabouts of an Iowa regiment on that day.  But we cannot be much longer without news.

– Published in The Davenport Daily Gazette, Davenport, Iowa, Saturday Morning, April 12, 1862, p. 1

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