Manuscript Group 1088 James Madison Drake (1837 – 1913), Civil War officer, historian – Scrapbook, 1911 – 1913
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1088. DRAKE, JAMES MADISON (1837-1913),
Civil War officer, historian.
Scrapbook, ca. 1911-1913. 1 vol.
Scrapbook created as a keepsake for Drake’s son-in-law, Mr. John
Blair. Chiefly comprised of newspaper clippings titled “Civil War Remembrances” that were written by Drake
while he was Historian of the Army and Navy Medal of Honor Legion
from 1911-1913. Also includes clippings regarding Civil War
reunions, dedication of war monuments and stories of the heroic
deeds carried out by individuals during the Civil War. Drake
served as an officer in the 9th New Jersey Volunteers. In
May 1864, during the Battles at Drury’s Bluff, he was captured by
Confederate forces, but several months later he successfully
escaped from prison in South Carolina. He was subsequently
awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor and brevetted brigadier
Broadside 49, Jonas Babe Ring Manufacturer
Gift of the Historical Society of Princeton, 1979.