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Captain Scott
2d Northeast Regiment Missouri Volunteers

CAPT. SCOTT OF RUTLEDGE, 94
YEARS OF AGE

Aged Veteran Led Company of Missouri Volunteers During the Civil War

Rutledge, Mo., March 21. -- Captain Felix Scott celebrated his ninety-fourth birthday Saturday, St. Patrick's day.  He was born in Hardin county, Kentucky and came to Missouri in February, 1851, landing at Canton and locating in Lewis county near Deer Ridge.

He located on a farm, where he raised a large family.  His wife died and left the family to his care.  He married again about thirty years ago on his birthday.  He married miss Susan McWilliams.

Capt. Scott took the lead in organizing the first company of home guards in northeast Missouri at the beginning of the Civil war.  He led the advance of the Union forces in the battle of Clapp Ford. He has in his possession the flag that his company used during the war, and takes quite an interest in telling how he and the members of his company endured the hardships of the war and of not receiving any pay for their services until after the war.

Capt. Scott has three children still living, William Scott of Fort Collins, Colo., Mrs. Armenia Stafford of Stutsville, Mo., and Mrs. Martha Roberts of Rutledge.

He enjoys excellent health and enjoys carrying on correspondence with his relatives and friends.

The Camp Fire Girls presented him with a fine birthday cake and he also received one from a nephew at Stronghurst, Ill., and one from Mr. and Mrs. John Bertram, of Rutledge.

Several of his friends called on him to congratulate him on his ninety-four birthday.

 


1923 Newspaper copy generously provided by Sandra Browning.


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