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Observations from the archives, 1963: State Republican Convention held in Alexandria

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1913, 100 years ago: John Freeborn, a Civil War veteran who came to Douglas County in 1865, passed away this week. He immigrated to America in 1854. When the Civil War broke out he enlisted in Co. I, 82 Ill. Infantry and was promoted to sergeant. He served under General Hooker in the battles of Chancellorsville, Gettysburg and several others, and was honorably discharged. Mr.

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