by Billy Bugles (William A. Fisher), 1908
|"A Civil War Memory by Billy Bugles of the 11th Minnesota Volunteer Infantry, Company F"
Originally self-published by Billy Bugles in 1908, reproduced by Brooklyn Historical Society to give honor and tribute to Billy and his fellow soldiers, "The Buffers."
|THE BUFFERS were: George A. Plummer, Seth P. Pribble, Frank J. Stickney, Nathan G. Longfellow, Benjamin Brack, Llewellyn J. Gee, Joshua W. Howe, William A. Fisher & Joseph W. Norris. Their nicknames were; Swankey, Daddy Prib, Sticks, Bowser, Benjy, Lugee, Bishop, Bugles & Joe!|
|William A. Fisher (Billy Bugles) was a Bugler for the Eleventh Minnesota Volunteer Infantry, Company F. You'll see his personal history, description of his fellow soldiers and enjoy a delightful story as told by him some 40+ years after the Civil War concluded.|
| EDITOR'S NOTE:
While the Brooklyn Historical Society Civil War Project team researched Civil War soldiers from the Brooklyn Township area, Brenda Malone discovered Billy Bugles' humorous book, "The Buffers" at the Minnesota Historical Society. This book was written prior to 1908 by William A. Fisher, Brooklyn's own Billy Bugles. His story isn't that different from other Civil War letters, diary accounts and memories, however the reader gets a real sense of the humor and liveliness created by Billy for his fellow soldiers in the 11th Minnesota Co F while bivouacking, foraging for food, or sharing a tent.
|Softcover, about 20 pages and republished November 2007.
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