Scottish Fergusons in Civil War Times: Two Brothers' War Diaries

Scottish Fergusons in Civil War Times: Two Brothers' War Diaries

by Charlene Preston Mundy

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Overview

Scottish Fergusons in Civil War Times: Two Brothers' War Diaries by Charlene Preston Mundy

Extensive quotes from two brothers' Civil War journals and letters from their father in Scotland are included. Both journals and one of Father's letters mention Lincoln's assassination.

Part one describes the family genealogy and immigration of six siblings to the US.

In Part Two the soldier brothers tell their war story in their own words with interspersed quotes from Father's letters.

Part Three follows one of the Ferguson brothers to Kansas where he finds unexpected adventure involving the assault of an Osage chief, arrests by Ft. Smith US Marshals, detention in the jail called "Hell on the Border," and his son-in-law's murder trial.

Besides the Osage tribe, his Kansas neighbors included a French Indian trader named Gokey, some notorious mass murderers, and the real Little House on the Prairie characters.

Part four contains family tree charts for Ferguson, Gokey, Preston, and Mundy back to the original immigrant in each family.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781479280421
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/29/2012
Pages: 140
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

When Charlene realized that she was the only person holding both Ferguson brothers' Civil War diaries plus sixteen original nineteenth century letters written to them from Scotland, she felt compelled to put their information into book form for future researchers.

She came late to the genealogy/family history game a few years ago when she naively decided to make "a little family tree booklet for the kids." Little did she know that in genealogy every little mystery is followed by another and then another until days and months and then years are consumed.

Contact at mundych@yahoo.com

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