The Mysterious Story of Albert Cashier

This week in the First Light look around the state, Illinois Public Radio’s Sean Crawford has a story from Springfield. There are multitudes of compelling stories from the U.S. Civil War, but few are as intriguing and mysterious as this one. This is the story of a Civil War soldier who, like many from Illinois fought for the Union cause. However, this soldier was keeping a secret. Sean talked with Tara McClellan McAndrew about a story she wrote to try to find some answers

 (photo courtesy of The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum)

(photo courtesy of The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum)