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    My ancestors all served in Ohio U.S. regiments,...

    My ancestors all served in Ohio U.S. regiments, some in more than one.

    My great grandfather (that's correct, my great grandfather), William G. Tope, enlisted in the 117th OVI in August 1862,...
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    My gggg grandfather was born in Connecticut in...

    My gggg grandfather was born in Connecticut in 1776, his son was born in Herkimer County, NY in 1812, his son was born in north-east Ohio in 1844 and married in Appanoose County, Iowa in 1867, and...
  3. Thread: Spam PM's

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    That would be who is GPerMonT for 1000, Ms....

    That would be who is GPerMonT for 1000, Ms. Lawson.

    I personally just opted out of my private messages, I prefer to do things by email anyway, and the only private messages I've gotten in a while...
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    The problem with portraying a female field nurse...

    The problem with portraying a female field nurse is that there were so few compared to male nurses. So few men portray nurses that it really is a great distortion to history to have a female nurse....
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    Here's the user-name. Linda.

    Here's the user-name.

    Linda.
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    I'd have to say my great great grandpappy Hixon. ...

    I'd have to say my great great grandpappy Hixon. I know mostly about my other grandpas and their families, but I'd like to ask him if his son messed up on his papa's name. His son said it was Abram...
  7. Stonewall Jackson

    I'm curious. I looked up Stonewall Jackson on the internet and got a Wikipedia hit. Now normally I'm not a fan of Wiki unless the article is well footnoted, which this one was. What I found...
  8. Mr. Schaffner, I don't know much about...

    Mr. Schaffner,

    I don't know much about Jackson or the southern laws concerning this, but this sounds like a very fascinating topic. I hope the moderators will allow the question to stand, and...
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    More on Dixie's origin

    BTW, I realized that I was only checking Google books for the war years and before. But here's a report of an interview with the author (Dan Emmett) that even includes a facsimile of the original...
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    Very interesting indeed. I did try searching the...

    Very interesting indeed. I did try searching the Richmond paper, but just under the name 'Dixie,' and there were too many hits. I tried to glance over them, but... I missed this one. So thank you. It...
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    Has anyone ever seen any attempt to explain what...

    Has anyone ever seen any attempt to explain what the "Will, the weaver" verses referred to? I don't mean, what did they mean, but were they just a random story, or were they an incident that really...
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    I wonder if the 18 year old thing comes from the...

    I wonder if the 18 year old thing comes from the NRA gun laws. It's under "ineligible persons. The following classes of people are ineligible to possess, receive, ship or transport firearms or...
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    I dunno, it depends on what the meaning of "too,"...

    I dunno, it depends on what the meaning of "too," is. :lol:

    Seriously though, I think that Judith hit the nail on the head with this statement. "One thing that no one has mentioned yet is why...
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    Of course playing Devil's advocate here, we are...

    Of course playing Devil's advocate here, we are talking about a military camp, where there is precious little true alone time, and soldiers tended to record what they saw. :evil: But.. I don't think...
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    Okay, I just got home from an event and here's...

    Okay, I just got home from an event and here's what I learned. I reenact in order to have the experience of what it was like to be a female during the 19th century. I enjoy immersing myself into my...
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    Worked just fine! Hey, you didn't get any...

    Worked just fine! Hey, you didn't get any pictures of the prisoners' shelter area did you? I know you said you didn't get a lot, but their shelters were way cool.

    Linda.
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    Yep, sounds like the same weather we've been...

    Yep, sounds like the same weather we've been having in the tri-state (OH, WV, KY) area, over the last month. We have the same advisory in our area, by now I figure they just cut and paste from the...
  18. Hi Bernie, I was really impressed with the...

    Hi Bernie,

    I was really impressed with the prisoners, you guys did a great job! The spectators were really intelligent, asked great questions, and really seemed to "get it." Although it's...
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    Hi Murray, You may want to glance through the...

    Hi Murray,

    You may want to glance through the Table of Contents of this "Abridged History of the United States" written by one of the most famous female seminary teachers of the era, Mrs. Emma...
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    What social status is the famliy? Plantation...

    What social status is the famliy? Plantation owner, dirt poor white? North, south?

    Linda Trent
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    Now personally, I would want to put on my chemise...

    Now personally, I would want to put on my chemise first since it covers all the important stuff, :oops: then my stockings, shoes (it's hard to put them on when corseted), and the rest of my clothes. ...
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    To tuck, or untuck, that is the question... at...

    To tuck, or untuck, that is the question... at least for my characters when they were first introduced to these new garments. I wonder how much ladies talked about their undergarments to each other...
  23. I put fill in the blank because this story can be...

    I put fill in the blank because this story can be said about so many people on all sides of the hobby. There are a lot of people who've kept me in the hobby, by putting on events like I wanted to...
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    I agree. Here are my last remarks on Pauline...

    I agree. Here are my last remarks on Pauline Cushman. I think we've all said about all we can on the topic, but I did find something in her original posts that may shed a tiny amount of light on the...
  25. Of course I doubt one could ever get the numbers...

    Of course I doubt one could ever get the numbers of a five and ten year on a one to four, six to nine year. Especially if people are saving up to do one or more of the five year anniversary events...
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