David J Waggoner

David J Waggoner

Civil War (Union) · US Army · Major
Civil War (Union) (1861 - 1865)
Company

F&S

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Conflict Period

Civil War (Union)

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Unit

11th Cavalry

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State

Illinois

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Branch

Army

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Served For

United States of America

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Stories about David J Waggoner

Spoon River Anthology

    David Waggoner is portrayed in Spoon River Anthology under the name Granville Calhoun

    Here is the poem

    Granville Calhoun I WANTED to be County Judge One more term, so as to round out a service Of thirty years. But my friends left me and joined my enemies, And they elected a new man. Then a spirit of revenge seized me, And I infected my four sons with it, And I brooded upon retaliation, Until the great physician, Nature, Smote me through with paralysis To give my soul and body a rest. Did my sons get power and money? Did they serve the people or yoke them, To till and harvest fields of self? For how could they ever forget My face at my bed-room window, Sitting helpless amid my golden cages Of singing canaries, Looking at the old court-house?

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    bruceyrock632 - Anyone can contribute
    Created:
    10/19/2013
    Modified:
    11/29/2013
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