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RECOLLECTIONS OF THE CIVIL WAR AND GOING WEST TO GROW OP WITH THE BY Robert dollard PUBLISHED BY THE AUTHOR, Scotland, South Dakota, COUNTRY
WITH THE COUNTRY Mike read the affidavit with tears in his eyes. Well, said he, if that man believed that its mighty rough on me. Then, instantly, but if he didnt its a dn sight worse on him; and the change of venue asked for' was granted. In another case pending before Justice Conner the defendants attorney made himself very disagree- able to one of the plaintiffs witnesses by pointing his linger at him so close to his nose when he cross ex- amined him as to threaten a collision. The attorney for the plaintiff protested and threatened to throw a copy of the revised statutes at him if he continued the practice, and at last hurled it at his head, where it landed with considerable force. The question arose as to the duty of the justice in the premises and the offending lawyer told him he could be fined not to ex- ceed five dollars for contempt of court. Show me that law, said Mike, and, becoming* satisfied of his authority, he fined the lawyer who threw the book three dollars and the other five. Another interesting judge in that region was Andrew J. Coykindall. He was in the habit of going barefooted in warm weather but he always gave a good reason for his verdict when he served on a jury and therefore he was recommended to the county board of Knox county for the appointment to a va- cancy in the office of police magistrate and held the …
PREFACE. I have frequently been asked by friends to pub- lish my recollections of the Civil War, in which I served on the Union side in various capacities from that of a private soldier to Commander of a regiment, in the infantry and cavalry branches of the army, during- a period that began with the outbreak of the war and continued to its close, with the exception of a few weeks in the latter part of the Summer of 1861, and extended to campaigns in Virginia, North Caro- lina, South Carolina and Texas, and I have conclud- ed to do so in the following pages. I shall also add some observations on forty years experience since the war, in going West to grow up with the country. Scotland, South Dakota, July, 1906 . Robert Dollard.
Cyril Going is a member of the Going Family.