ORIGINAL 1876 COPY OF THE 7TH INDIANA REGIMENTAL HISTORY

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Published in 1876 by the Herald Company, Steam Printers of LaPorte, Indiana and written by Thomas S. Cogley, late 1st Lieutenant of Company F.

The mile long full title of this diminutive volume is HISTORY OF THE SEVENTH INDIANA CAVALRY VOLUNTEERS, AND THE EXPEDITIONS, CAMPAIGNS, RAIDS, MARCHES, AND BATTLES OF THE ARMIES WITH WHICH IT WAS CONNECTED, WITH BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF BREVET MAJOR GENERAL JOHN P. C. SHANKS AND OF BREVET BRIG. GEN. THOMAS M. BROWNE, AND OTHER OFFICERS OF THE REGIMENT; WITH AN ACCOUNT OF THE BURNING OF THE STEAMER SULTANA ON THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER, AND OF THE CAPTURE, TRIAL, CONVICTION AND EXECUTION OF DICK DAVIS, THE GUERRILLA.”

Title kind of says it all doesn’t it?

Volume meas. approx. 5.25 x 7.50 inches and runs 267 pages with several engravings. Book is hardcover with brown cloth and the title stamped in gold on the front cover. The surface of the covers show very light wear and light surface dirt from age and storage. Front signature is becoming weak but holding.

Inside front cover has an ink inscription that reads “COMPLIMENTS OF FRANCIS J. MEEKER, 28 CLINTON ST, NEWARK, N.J. OCT. 24, 91.” Stamped above this inscription is “HOMER WATER WORKDS CO. C. W. WILES, SUPERINTENDENT. HOMER, N.Y.”

Francis J. Meeker was born in Newark, New Jersey on August 10, 1846. He enlisted as a Private in Company G, 2nd D.C. Infantry on February 26, 1862. The regiment served with the 22nd Corps in the defenses of Washington. When or why Meeker was discharged is not known.

Meeker next enlisted as a Corporal in Company E, 37th New Jersey Infantry on June 6, 1864. He was mustered out at Trenton, New Jersey on October 1, 1864. While Meeker was with the regiment it was attached to the 18th Corps and saw light service at Petersburg.

In 1867 he joined Hook and Ladder Company No. 2 and later moved to Engine Company 2. In 1876 he became assistant engineer of the Newark Fire Department. On July 1, 1879 he was made superintendent of the Salvage Corps and held that post until 1902. He was a member of the Fireman’s Relief Association and an organizer of the Fireman’s Monument Association. He was also a member in the Oriental Lodge F. and A. M. and a member of the Garfield Post of the GAR.

On July 4, 1909 he was found dead in his bed. He is buried in Fairmount, Cemetery in Newark, New Jersey.  [ad]

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