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James F. Jaquess : scholar, soldier and private agent for President Lincoln /
Patricia B. Burnette.
imprint
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2013], c2013
description
vii, 197 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
ISBN
0786473584 (softcover : acid free paper), 9780786473588 (softcover : acid free paper)
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imprint
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2013], c2013
isbn
0786473584 (softcover : acid free paper)
9780786473588 (softcover : acid free paper)
contents note
Prologue -- The Early Years, 1819-1848 -- Jacksonville, Illinois -- Quincy, Illinois -- Chaplain, 6th Illinois Cavalry -- Colonel, 73rd Illinois Infantry -- Private Agent for President Lincoln -- Trial for Murder by Abortion -- Carpetbagger in Arkansas and Mississippi -- Townley Fortune in England -- Trials in London and Time in Pentonville Prison -- Return to America for His Last Years -- Epilogue: A Review of James F. Jaquess' Life.
abstract
"James Jaquess was a preacher, a college president and colonel of an Illinois regiment. Lincoln invited Jaquess to serve as one of his personal agents. After the Civil War, he was tried for murder, failed as a carpetbagger and convinced family and friends to invest in a bonds venture that ended in his poverty and British prison sentence"--Provided by publisher.
catalogue key
9103308
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 186-194) and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Patricia B. Burnette has been a college professor and executive director of the Prairie Council on Aging for 25 years. She lives in Jacksonville, Illinois.
Summaries
Main Description
Tall, handsome and charismatic, James Jaquess impressed men and charmed ladies who knew him as a preacher, a college president or colonel of an Illinois regiment. In 1864 he and James Gilmore talked to Jefferson Davis about terms of peace. Lincoln recognized his many abilities and invited Jaquess to serve as one of his personal agents. But after the Civil War ended, this biography reveals, Jaquess' life changed for the worst. He was tried in Kentucky for the death of a woman and failed as a carpetbagger in Arkansas and Mississippi. Then he convinced his family and friends in Indiana and numerous residents of New York to invest in Lawrence-Townley bonds and share in a fortune waiting in England. This venture ended in poverty for him and a sentence in a British prison. When he returned to America for his final years, Jaquess still held the respect of the men of the 73rd Infantry and the affection of the women who knew him as president of their college in Jacksonville. His misadventures having turned his black hair to white, he still possessed the charisma that had led to his national fame.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. 1
Prologuep. 5
The Early Years, 1819-1848p. 7
Jacksonville, Illinoisp. 21
Quincy, Illinoisp. 36
Chaplain, 6th Illinois Cavalryp. 49
Colonel, 73rd Illinois Infantryp. 63
Private Agent for President Lincolnp. 79
Trial for Murder by Abortionp. 95
Carpetbagger in Arkansas and Mississippip. 111
Townley Fortune in Englandp. 122
Trials in London and Time in Pentonville Prisonp. 136
Return to America for His Last Yearsp. 153
Epilogue: A Review of James F. Jaquess' Lifep. 165
Chapter Notesp. 167
Bibliographyp. 186
Indexp. 195
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