DANIEL H. JEFFCOAT
The Abilene Daily Chronicle, Wednesday,
Dec. 6, 1916, Pg. 3
D. H. Jeffcoat.
Again we are called upon to pay a
last tribute of respect to one of our Comrades who has heard and answered to the
last roll call. For nearly seventy-six years our Comrade Daniel H.
Jeffcoat walked among men doing faithfully both as a citizen and soldier, his
work as it came to him. For three years from August 5th, 1862 to August
1865, as a member of Company I, 76 Illinois Infantry, he performed the duties
and shared the dangers common to country’s defenders. At Vicksburg,
Mississippi, in May and June 1863, and again in March and April 1865, with many
intervening actions with comrades of his regiment, he proved that he was not too
proud to fight, or afraid to meet even death when duty and country called.
Since the close of the war first
in his native state of Illinois and since 1876 in Kansas he has demonstrated
that a brave soldier makes a devoted peace loving citizen. During the last
month of suffering his children have faithfully ministered to his wants.
The loved wife and mother having preceeded him to the better home.
And now we, his comrades of
Abilene Post, come to mingle our tears with and to extend to his children our
sincere and unfeigned sympathy in this hour of bereavement.
Therefore be it, Resolved by the
members of Abilene Post No. 63, department of Kansas G. A. R. that we do hereby
most sincerely extend to the children and other relatives of our departed
comrade our profound sympathy in the loss of this good father and friend.
And would remind them that he is now in the Hands not Only of a Just Judge but a
kind loving Father.
Resolved that a copy of these
resolutions be spread upon the minutes of the post and a copy given the members
of the family.
W. S. ANDERSON.
W. T. DAVIDSON.
F. S. ALLMAN.