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Extracts From My Diary and My Experiences, While Boarding With Jefferson Davis In Three of His Notorious Hotels
In 1901, a man named William Crossley, who was then in his early 60s and who had a dry wit and a way with words, addressed the Rhode Island Soldiers and Sailors Historical Society.
The topic: his experience as a Union soldier during the Civil War who had served only 46 days before being wounded and captured by the Confederate army.
Crossley then spent 300…