E. G. Miller


John Muir


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[2]Army for a short time; he became a lawyer and won fame prosecuting "whiskey cases" during Grants administration, I am sorry to have to say that he became a drunkard and about two years ago died in the gutter in Milwaukee. [Remick?] was not an entirely successful student but he is a first class citizen of Colorado Springs, COlo. where he holds the state office of Public Trustee. James L. High, James M. Bull and Henry D. Smith were my classmates - '64. High is a leading lawyer of Chicago and has fulfilled in every way the promise of his boyhood. Bull and Smith were my comrades and [Remick?] also - in Capt. Fairchild's company of the 1st Wis 3 months service. Smith died as a Lieut in the 11th Wis. [Remick?] served throughout in that Reg. and came out as Major. Bull was Lieut. in the 11th Capt. in 23d and Lt.Col. in 5th Wis and made a fine record. I continued my work at the University in spite of serious financial obstacles till the bugle call to arms cut short my student life. I served three years as Capt. in the 210th Wis.I haven't seen Griswold since '66 or '7. He is county judge of Waukesha Co. and


Waterloo, Iowa

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