part of a volume entitled History of the Ninety - Third Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry: From Organization To Muster Out --Statistics Compiled by Aaron Dunbar Sergeant, Company " B", Revised and Edited by Harvey M. Trimble, Adjutant
Submitted by Jeffrey MacAdam, to whom every reader should be grateful.
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You ask for a sketch of my life since we left the service. On my restoration to health, in the spring of 1866, with my family, I settled in Geneva, Illinois, where I reviewed my studies of the law. In 1867, I became a partner of the late state senator, Maj. J. H. Maybourn, then actively engaged in the practice of the law. This quite profitable and agreeable relation continued until 1877, when we dissolved, the Major turning his attention to politics. At this time, I opened an office in St. Charles, Illinois, and soon obtained business in this and the adjoining counties, which occupied my time and attention until January, 1882, when I moved to Kinmundy, Illinois, and became interested in raising fruit. During the spring of the same year I returned to Kane County, Illinois, and again resumed my business, and have from thence continued in the practice of the law.
I have had reasonable success in the profession, and in no small degree have enjoyed the friendship and confidence of the members of the bar, and hope, with reasonably good health, common industry and moderate economy to retain enough for all we may need during our remaining years. My home life is all that any mortal could hope for or desire.
With unabated admiration for all connected with Company C. and the entire command, and with profound respect for all the officers of the Ninety-Third Illinois, I submit this sketch.
Respectfully, W. J. BROWN.
Wm. Youngson, First Lieut., Company C
Mr. Aaron Dunbar,
Dear Sir and Comrade:
After the war, I lived in Wyanet, Illinois, until 1871, and then started for Colorado, and arrived in Denver, March 1st, 1871. I settled in Central City; went into business, and was burned out at the end of two years. From there, I moved to Georgetown, Clear Creek County, and started in business, and did well for thirteen years. I made money and put it into the ground and lost it. "Such is life in the far West." Business becoming slack, I moved to Leadville, and stayed there two years, but had to leave on account of ill-health. From there, I moved to Aspen, where I am at the present time. Would like to hear from the old comrades once in a while to keep up a friendly intercourse.
I remain yours, in F. C. and L.,
Thomas J. Lockwood, Second Lieutenant, Company C
Buda, Ill., March 10th, 1896.
Being called upon to give a short sketch of my life during and since the war, I would state: That I was wounded at the battle of Champion Hill, Mississippi, May 16th, 1863, both eyes being shot out. I was on and about the battlefield for ten days; and then, working my way up to Memphis, Tennessee, I remained there some time, and arrived home, at Buda, Illinois, August 1st, 1863. Received notice of being mustered out of the army January 12th, 1864, retired on a pension of fifteen dollars per month. Then it seemed necessary that I should do something for a livelihood. I commenced canvassing for books and various kinds of publications, which I followed for about two years. Engaged in the show business somewhat then and canvassed for the sale of nursery stock, and the sale of patent rights, and also sold farm implements until I was well established in the agricultural implement business. In 1880, I was engaged in building quite extensively, and also running the implement and hardware business, until 1888, when I commenced the clothing business, in which I am engaged at the present day.
LIEUT. T. J. LOCKWOOD,
Co. C., 93rd Reg. Ill. Vols.
Robert Coffey, Co. A, Joseph Langston, Co. F., Sergt W. F. Griffin, Co. F, J.F.R. Leonard, Co. C, 1863 and 1895
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