1919 Mississippi bridge fire disrupted vital travel route
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1919 Mississippi bridge fire disrupted vital travel route

A fire on the Mississippi River bridge at Quincy on March 30, 1919, disrupted area lives. The cause of the blaze was a mystery, but it had begun well before anyone noticed.

Letter campaign rescued Civil War prisoner
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Letter campaign rescued Civil War prisoner

Late in the afternoon of the second day of the Battle of Chickamauga in Georgia, William H. Tillson and a fellow soldier went in search of water for their company.

Quincy soldier wrote of trials of being prisoner of Civil War
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Quincy soldier wrote of trials of being prisoner of Civil War

William, or Willie as he was known, was the eldest son of Robert Tillson, an early and prominent Quincy resident. Arriving here in 1828, Tillson opened a store on the southeast corner of Fourth and Maine streets.