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Fort Defiance, Estherville, Iowa
Company A Border Brigade on Dress Parade

Submitted by Kathleen Puls who wrote: 
I was sent this old picture (see attached) and it was penned by Mary Crowley O'Connell - a niece of Jeremiah Crowley Jr. - 
I believe it includes the Palo Alto Co. Volunteers (including my great grandfather Patrick Jackman who served there, in Estherville, during these years)



Emmetsburg Democrat, July 25, 1917


 J. P. Crowley, Patrick Jackman and 23 Others Survive - Are Now Drawing Pensions.

   Des Moines, Iowa, July 20 - Twenty-six survivors of the northern Iowa brigade eligible to the state pension authorized by the last legislature have been found.  Each survivor will receive a pension of $20 per month, dating from April 7 of this year.
   Thomas S. Stevens, record clerk in the adjutant general's office, who has been working on this matter since the legislature passed the act, believes the record now is about complete.  He is now sending out warrants for the three months since the act took effect.
   The ages of the veterans who defended the northern border from invasion by the Indians during the early days of civil war range from 71 to 82 years.  The majority of them are living in Iowa although a few reside in other states.  The list giving their ages and place of residence follows:
Robert Bells, 71, Dows City
Salandes Bell, 73, Dows City
Andrew S. Bonner, 75, Des Moines
Jacob Bossert 74, Webster City
James W. Bradshaw, 71, Decatur, Nebraska
Jeremiah Crowley, 73, Emmetsburg
Gideon Hawley, 75, Council Bluffs
James I. Hill, 75, Webster City
Patrick Jackman, 80, Emmetsburg
Andrew J. Jones, 75, Algona
Clark E. Kinney, 74, Buckeye
Matthew Landrith, 76, Baker, Ore.
Henry M. Lucas, 76, Woonsocket, S. D.
Francis M. McCurdy, 72, Akron
Robert Mosgrove, 77, Boone
Martin Neese, 77, Stratford
Leroy J. Nott, 77, Webster City
Franklin Osborn, 74, Randolph, Neb.
Leonard Sells, 76, Independence
Miles E. Shary, 72, Bradgate
James D. Sketchley, 81, Webster City
Louis H. Smith, 82, Algona
George Taylor, 75, Sawtelle, Cal.
Ellis Washburn, 73, Independence
James Young, 76, Terry, Mont.
 Submitted by Kathleen Frailey Puls
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