LARIMER REFERS TO THE STRANGEST OF THE STRANGE STORIES HE DESCRIBES AS "GHOST STORIES"

  • The most important ghost story – how Emeline’s letters found Larimer (not the other way around.)

  • The ghost story of Pomp, the young escaped slave who wandered into Jacob’s Union camp in December 1862 near Helena, Arkansas and how two years after the publication of the original edition, Larimer learned Pomp’s name from the Civil War Diary of Reverend Corkhill.

  • The ghost story of the Ice Merchant of Savannah, Georgia who hosted Jacob Ritner for Christmas Dinner in 1864 at the end of Sherman’s March to the Sea, and how Larimer met his great grandson.

  • The ghost story of the Baby With No Name. Larimer found her grave and home where she lived as an adult through contacts he made while riding his bike across Iowa on RAGBRAI (the Registers Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa). This story led to the second photo album.

  • The ghost story of William Browning of Winfield, Iowa. Browning was corporal under Jacob Ritner’s command in Company B of the 25th Iowa Infantry. Larimer’s good friend Bill Klopfenstein found William Browning’s life story when it fell out of a book Bill had found at the Winfield Library.

  • The ghost story of two governors of Iowa, which also includes Jacob Ritner and another soldier in the 25th Iowa Infantry.

  • Plus more. 

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