Re: Looking for Info on Cpt. Hiram Bledsoe & Old Sacermento
- Hello, James, glad someone was able to help with your question.
I have a question for you: do you reccommend the below book? I am trying
to bone up a little more on the far west theater.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "James Downing" <jamesbdowning@y...> wrote:
> Hi there, First Time poster, though I have a question for the group.
> Reading Jay Monaghan (Civil War in the West) I came upon the story of
> the Mexican War Cannon Old Sacramento, Being a native of Lawrence KS,
> I recognized the name right away as a pivotal member of the Wakarusa
> War (1854). The story at the Lawrence Historical society was that it
> was captures at the battle of Fort Titus By free State men and buried
> for the rest the civil war, only unburied after the war was over.
> This does not flow from everything else I have read, which states
> that it was a big part of Bledsoe's company up to Pea Ridge when
> was captured and returned to the North's arsenal. Anyone out
> familiar with this story or have any info on Bledsoe or Old Sac,
> please let me know, I'll share the info I have on both also if
> needed. Email jamesbdowning@y... .I'll try to stay more
> in the group as well. Thanks..