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Re: Looking for Info on Cpt. Hiram Bledsoe & Old Sacermento

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  • carlw4514
    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
    Message 1 of 3 , Nov 17, 2003
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      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 civilwarwest@yahoogroups.com, "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
      > it
      > was captured and returned to the North's arsenal. Anyone out
      > there
      > 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
      > active
      > in the group as well. Thanks..
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