Your are right it never says what Michigan regiment. It would have been easy to take a boat from New York to Detroit or joined the regiment wherever. My problem is that it would seem like some other report of a female drummer should have survived.Umm. Not sure.
One thing you state 2nd Michigan. I don't see that in the article. It seems to state 'a Michigan Regiment' in the Division of the gallant Van Cleve.
I certainly question whether it was the 2nd Michigan for it was under Ferrero not Van Cleve. They also don't appear to be at Lookout Mountain. They are at Knoxville with Burnside's command.
Could it have been a different Michigan Regiment? Maybe. But why is someone from New York enlisting in a Michigan Regiment (New York State is easily large enough to be anonymous in)
Thanks for sharing.
Thanks for your response.Sheridan's memoirs, volume 1 chapter 14.
My memory served me wrong, They weren't pretorian guard. There were only two, a teamster and a private in a cavalry company.
Do you have a date and newspaper name for this?
It is complicated by the story being passed through several people's retelling the story before it got to the reporter was at liberty to embellish it.I can't find an Emily who had a sibling Ephraim in Brooklyn, in 1860- may not mean much since ' Emily ' could be short for Emeline, etc. Could take awhile tracking down the story.
Thanks for sharing the LinkOf interest
Among the more prominent female soldiers were Rebecca Peterman, 7th Wisconsin Infantry; Sarah Emma Edmonds ("Franklin Thompson"), 2nd Michigan Infantry; Mary and Molly Bell, 36th Virginia Infantry; Jennie Hodgers ("Albert Cashier"), 95th Illinois Infantry; and Frances Hook, who served in six or more Illinois regiments. Their stories are reported in detail.
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