Thursday, August 21, 2014

Colonel Joseph Cilley

Memoirs and services of three generations...Cilley:

Joseph Cilley, at his election to the Senate, was an old man. Not only broken and shattered by the contests of three-score years and ten, but by the strife of his country s battlefields, in which he had borne gallant part. He was with Scott and Miller in all the bloody conflicts of the Canadian border in the war of 1812; and from those fields he had come with but one eye left, and his body weighted with the leaden bullets of his country's enemy.

There's more biographical information about Joseph Cilley here.

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