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The Fighting Quakers

By A. J. H. Duganne

(Reprinted 1995). Published in 1866, the book recounts the services of three Quaker soldiers. The two brothers, Edward and John Ketcham, were in a dilemma about whether to enlist or remain home with their aged and widowed mother and maintain the farm. It was determined that one should enlist and they cast lots. Fate allowed Edward to join the 120th New York Infantry as a lieutenant. Yet, the urge to serve overwhelmed John and he arranged matters at home and joined his cousin's (Captain Nehemiah Hallock Mann) company as a lieutenant in the 4th New York Cavalry. The book consists of letters from brother to brother, sons to mother, and excerpts from Edward's diary which are pieced together by Duganne's commentary. Covered in the book are the battles of Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville, the march to Gettysburg, the cavalry fights at Aldie, Middleburg and Upperville, and the battle of Gettysburg in which Edward is killed. John finds and buries him on the battlefield and is in position to witness Pickett's charge. John is captured at Raccoon Ford later in 1863, while Capt. Mann is killed in fighting near Front Royal in Aug. 1864. A new introduction and biographical sketches on each of the soldiers has been added. The book is 120-pages with four photographs, soft cover. $8.95  ISBN-1-889246-03-4

Civil War books Schroeder Publications Fighting Quakers

The Fighting Quakers

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