The Chase (City): Part Four

This is the fourth post from a series originally published a year ago on blogspot, dkaysdays. The next step to receiving a pension required Ira Sayles to submit to an exam by government approved doctors, a Surgeon's Board. The report of October 5, 1892 indicates that Ira was seen by two of its three members … Continue reading The Chase (City): Part Four

The Chase (City): Part Three

Part three in a post originally published a year ago on blogspot, dkaysdays. I imagine R.R. Gurley, face marked with concern, sitting by Ira's bed as he recuperated from heat prostration in August 1892. What are you going to do? How will you take care of yourself? Have you thought about applying for a soldier's … Continue reading The Chase (City): Part Three

The Chase (City): Part Two

Part II, from a year-old post originally shared on my blogspot, dkaysdays. This then is the story of how Ira T. Sayles finally came to reside permanently in Chase City, Virginia. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL SURVEY WASHINGTON, DC Feb. 27, 1892 Mr. C.D.Sayles, Chase City, Va. Dear Sir: Am just in receipt … Continue reading The Chase (City): Part Two

The Chase (City): Part One

This piece was originally posted a year ago on blogspot, dkaysdays, and is worth importing to this new storytelling site of mine. Ira T. Sayles was a restless soul, or an incredibly persistent idealist or a bit of both. Or maybe I am combining records of several Ira Sayles into one multifaceted individual. A google … Continue reading The Chase (City): Part One