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Wesley Philemon Carroll
Wesley Philemon Carroll, Moss Agates
Wesley Carroll is native of Vermont. When he was six months old his parents moved to Lynn, Massachusetts, and then when Carroll was seven years old, they moved back to Vermont. At the age of fourteen, Carroll joined the Third Vermont INfantry and served with the regiment for two years when he was discharged for health reasons. He recovered and enlisted in the Third Vermont Batter of Light Artillery, with which he served until the end of the war.
Carroll returned from the war on June 15, 1865 and took up farming for a short time in Minnesota where he became a law student in the office of J.Q. and J.D. Farmer of Spring Valley. After being admitted to the bar he held various offices: justice of the peace, municipal justice, municipal attorney, and member of the board of education.
In 1873 Carroll moved to Wyoming, and opened a law office in Cheyenne on December 15. After locating in Cheyenne he was appointed assistant prosecuting attorney for Laramie County, and later he served as city attorney. He also served as territorial Supreme court reporter and took up again his position as justice of the peace. He was well known for his poetry. [Source: Progressive Men of the State of Wyoming 130-131 (Chicago: A.W. Bowen & Co., 1903)][online text]
Wesley Philemon Carroll, Moss Agates (Cheyenne, Wyoming: Daily Sun Book and Job Rooms, 1890)
Wesley Philemon Carroll, The Sabbath as an American War Day (Cheyenne: Sun-Leader Printing House, 1899) [online text]
______________________, Curious, Singular and Remarkable Facts in American History (1903)
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