| Southern Victory |
POD: September 10, 1862
|Appearance(s):|| American Front|
Blood and Iron;
In at the Death
|Type of Appearance:||Direct|
|Date of Birth:||c. 1870|
|Military Branch:||United States Army (Great War, Second Great War)|
Major Jedediah Quigley (b. c. 1870) was an officer in the United States Army during the Great War. He was from New Hampshire. Quigley was assigned to the Quebecois front and was given command of an occupation garrison headquartered in Riviere-du-Loup. He worked closely with Father Pascal Talon.
Quigley spoke French and developed an appreciation for Quebecois culture. This made him a relatively effective liaison with the local civilian population, and he gradually inspired acceptance of and respect for the US and loyalty to the newly established Republic of Quebec.
Quigley (promoted to Colonel) remained in Quebec after the end of the Great War, acting as a liaison between the U.S. and Quebecois governments until he retired. In 1941, he returned to Riviere-du-Loup to convince Leonard O'Doull to rejoin the US Army Medical Corps for the Second Great War. O'Doull recalled Quigley was the officer who had seized the land for the hospital to which O'Doull had been assigned from his father-in-law and later purchased it. Despite his misgivings, O'Doull agreed to rejoin.
When O'Doull returned to Riviere-du-Loup after the Second Great War, Quigley appeared again (to O'Doull's dismay) to ask O'Doull for ideas on how to improve the U.S. Army medical corps.