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Across The Fence: Captain Silas S. Soule; The face of moral courage
December 18, 2014 M. Timothy Nolting   

Captain Silas Stillman Soule

Silas Stillman Soule was born in late July of 1838 in Bath, Maine. His father, Amasa Soule was an American citizen of Dutch decent though Silas seemed more akin to his Irish friends. Adapting a convincing Irish brogue to match that of his fellow workers in eastern factories, Silas easily gained the admiration of those he encountered. As a young man, his inclination for good-humored mischief often resulted in fisticuffs that his “Irish” façade rea...

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