Cobden, Illinois, and the Civil War | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center
Extent: 1.0 Folders
Predominant Dates: 1861-1865
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Scope and Contents: Paper submitted by Nicholas L. Rion for History 555 seminar, Professor John Y. Simon, dated June 8, 1981. 13 pp. typed, with 6 pp. of notes. Includes brief history of prewar South Pass (Cobden), an account of the disbanded 109th Infantry including local officers John Rich and Daniel Kimmel, and a discussion of the influx of fruit growers from New England during and after the war, including Garret and Almira Baker, who came to Cobden from a failed utopian Fourite community in Wisconsin.