Contributed by Susan
Description: An Old Soldier's DeathDate: February 1 1890
Newspaper published in: Laramie, WY
Page/Column: Page 4
An Old Soldier's Death
A letter from Anaconda, Montana, says that James B. GALE, a former resident of Laramie, died in that city January 11, the result of a severe accident which befell him on the Montana Union railroad. The Anaconda Standard says: "Mr. GALE was born in Brattleboro, Vermont, October 21, 1843. When 10 years of age, he removed to Hermon, NY, where on the outbreak of the Civil War he enlisted in the army. His father followed him and procuring a substitute secured a clerkship in the office of the Secretary of War. This position he held for about two years, when he again enlisted and was sent to the seat of war. He was present at many notable conflicts, marched with SHERMAN to the sea, and entered Richmond with GRANT. At the close of the war he was discharged with the honorary rank of captain. In less than a year he re-enlisted in the Eighteenth Regiment and for three years served against the Indians in Wyoming and Montana. At his discharge he once more enlisted in the Fourth Regiment, serving the greater part of his term of five years in the south. He came to Anaconda a few months ago from Watertown, Dakota, where he held the position of deputy treasurer of the township. His many friends deplore the sad accident that made his wife a widow and his children fatherless."