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Mike Watson: A Russell Countian recalls Civil War anecdote
Dr. A.M. Jackman, of Creelsboro
By Mike Watson, Adair County Historian
This Civil War story concerns Dr. A.M. Jackman, of Creelsboro, and was told by him to avid listeners, I can only suppose, at the Marcum Hotel in Columbia. Related later by the Adair County News, 4 December 1900.
Dr. A.M. Jackman, who has been a prominent physician of Russell County for a great many years, related the following incident at the Marcum Hotel, this city, last Sunday night:
It was during the war and guerrillas were thick, and it was a difficult matter for a citizen to keep a saddle horse. The doctor had a good one, but kept him hid out the most of the time, and frequently rode a steer to meet a call. He used a saddle and the steer paced along at a rapid gait. The doctor wore shabby clothes, his hair was long and curly, looking like everything but a professional man. The lines were closely watched by both sides to see that medicine was not sent over. One day he was pacing along the road when he came upon a squad of Confederate soldiers. He was halted and dismounted and the first question asked him was: "What have you in those saddle riders?"
"Are you a doctor?"
He looked so 'honory' the soldiers did not believe him, and an old gentleman was beckoned to come forward. When he came up, he was told "Here is a man who says he is a doctor."
The old gentleman straightened up and, addressing Jackman, said:
"Draw out a bottle of medicine," and the order was obeyed.
"What do you use that for?" said the soldier. He was told. Orders were continued until Jackman had explained the contents of his saddle riders. Then the old soldier, who was the [S]ergeant of the regiment, said:
"Let him go boys, he is alright, he knows his business."
When Jackman mounted his steer and started off the soldier remarked:
"Well, he may be a doctor, but I'll be d--d if he looks like one."
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