Schrader: The life of a Civil War soldier

In the first installment last Tuesday, this column detailed the life of the war horse known as “Old Charley” that spent its remaining years after the war on the Wesson family farm on Leland Road south of Waterman.

Today’s column will dwell on its owner, a Civil War soldier named Silas Dexter Wesson, also known as “S.D.” or more often called “Deck.”

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