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This is a history book. Since war has been teacher, farmer, business man and cattle man in the West, Is broken in health. Rheumatism and other debilities. Saws he cant work much. We understand he does not have to. In one sense of the word it is supposed he is well-heeled, althoug-h in another sense it is certain he is very badly heeled. In religion a Methodist; in politics a radical republican. Perry W. Spellman, Fellowship, Florida. Born in Pittsford, Monroe county, New York, Volunteered April 24, 1861, at Newark, 111. Mustered out July 16, 1865, by reason of close of war. Was appointed Serg-eant in May, 1861. Detailed on recruiting service from December, 1861, to June, 1862. Was Orderly Sergeant for a few months, then reduced to the ranks and detailed as acting Hospital Steward and dispenser of medicine. Was commissioned First Iieutenant March 2, 1863, and Captain February 23, 1865. On May 12, 1863, during our desperate struggle behind the rail fence at Raymond, Comrade Spellman had the command of the Conipan Near the close of that battle, when our lines were advancing through the woods, he was hit in the side by a bullet and disabled for a time. From May 22, 186 he commanded the Company during the siege of Vicksburg, and continued in command till the latter part of the siege of Atlanta. Was on detached service as acting assistant Quartermaster 3 Division 17 th Army Corps, from October, 1864, till final muster out. Since the war has mostly followed business pursuits. Has lived in Illinois, in South Dakota, and is now in Florida.

Young Adult
April 17
Public Domain
Public Domain

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