By Amos Jay Cummings
In 1873, Amos Jay Cummings, a adorned Civil warfare veteran and journalist for the recent York sunlight newspaper, set out on a westward trip aboard the newly accomplished transcontinental railroad. For your time, miners, settlers, and marketers had already been heading west to make their fortunes, and Cummings made the journey partly to work out what the entire fuss was once approximately. in the course of his six-month excursion from Kansas to California, Cummings despatched awesome and interesting debts of the yank West again to his readers in big apple. ;Collected during this quantity for the 1st time are Cummings's snap shots of a land and its collection of characters in contrast to something again East. Characters like Pedro Armijo, the recent Mexican sheep wealthy person who took Denver by way of hurricane, and extra prominently the Mormon prophet Brigham younger and his nineteenth spouse, Ann Eliza younger, who used to be submitting for divorce on the time of Cummings's arrival. ;Although this day he's almost unknown, in the course of his lifetime Cummings was once the most recognized newspapermen within the usa, partly as a result of tales like those. entire with a biographical caricature and ancient creation, A notable interest is an stress-free learn for anyone attracted to the yankee West within the latter 1/2 the 19th century.
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A color guard from Cummings’s old Civil War New Jersey regiment was in attendance, along with more union officials. 46 Amos Jay Cummings and His Journey across America Over the next several days more memorials were held. The Columbia Typographical Union No. 101 held theirs on the afternoon of May 11, 1902, at Chase’s Theater, an opera house in Washington, DC. ” Samuel Gompers, president of the Federation of Labor, was the speaker. The New York Times estimated the audience at 2,000 people. A second memorial service under union auspices was held June 22, 1902, at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
His fellow Medal of Honor winners must have thought so, too. According to a short article in the June 10, 1897, New York Times, the Medal of Honor Legion at their meeting in Scranton, Pennsylvania, elected Amos Cummings as commander (their highest office) for the coming year. Cummings also was an active and respected member of the Grand Army of the Republic, an organization of Civil War veterans. Years after his death, Post 1612 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, located in Chicago, named itself the Amos J.
Cummings, and asked for relief. She pleaded amid her sobs for assistance and claimed her dead brother had left her unprovided for and starvation was rapidly approaching. A number of the members to whom she applied were aware that Mr. Cummings never had any sister. The police 47 Amos Jay Cummings and His Journey across America of the Capitol have been notified of the sister in black and will be on hand when the next scene is enacted. The voluminous literary legacy of Amos Jay Cummings exists in his fifteen scrapbooks in the New York Public Library and on reels of microfilm housed in that and other libraries.
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