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Table of Contents 1. Artemas G. Newman by Steve Soper at Third Michigan Infantry Research Project 2. Booknotes ( January '10 ) by email@example.com (Drew@CWBA) at Civil War Books and Authors 3. Card to Jack, 6th January 1920. on the Way! by firstname.lastname@example.org (Pte Harry Lamin) at WW1: Experiences of an English Soldier 4. Silent Kipling? by George Simmers at Great War Fiction 5. Benjamin M., John a. and William W. Nestel by Steve Soper at Third Michigan Infantry Research Project 6. Burgundian Wars: Charles Slain at Nancy by n/a at About.com Military History 7. A War Artist in the Family by Brett Holman at Airminded 8. John Nelthorpe Jr. by Steve Soper at Third Michigan Infantry Research Project 9. Military History Timelines: 1400s &Amp; 1500s by n/a at About.com Military History 10. Shea: "Fields of Blood: the Prairie Grove Campaign" by email@example.com (Drew@CWBA) at Civil War Books and Authors 11. Pearl Harbor Mystery Solved? Divers Claim Killer Sub Find by Nathan Hodge at http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/WiredDangerRoom/~3/7kpNL5tP_lA/ 12. The Pacific by Ross at http://thoughtsonmilitaryhistory.wordpress.com/2010/01/04/the-pacific/ 13. Small Gadget, Huge Consequences by Phil Ewing at http://militarytimes.com/blogs/scoopdeck/2010/01/05/small-gadget-huge-consequences/ 14. Silent Kipling? by George Simmers at http://greatwarfiction.wordpress.com/2010/01/04/silent-kipling/ 15. Japanese Minisubs Key to Pearl History by christian at http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/DefenseTech/~3/Ng62e10iUXE/ Contents 1. Artemas G. Newman BY: Steve Soper AT: Third Michigan Infantry Research Project URL: <http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MenOfTheTheThirdMichiganInfantry/~3/QrkyRmBfeZg/artemas-g-newman.html> Artemas G. Newman was born on April 7, 1840, near Bath in Clinton County, Michigan, the son of Philemon (b. 1815) and Mary E. (1816-1874).His parents moved to Michigan, probably from New York where they were both born, sometime before 1839, settling in Clinton County. By 1850 they were living in Phelpstown, Ingham County where Artemas attended school with his younger sister Corrina, but eventually moved on to Williamston, Ingham County while Artemas was still a young boy. By 1860 Artemas was working as a farm hand and living with his family in Williamston where his father owned... 2. Booknotes ( January '10 ) BY: firstname.lastname@example.org (Drew@CWBA) AT: Civil War Books and Authors URL: <http://cwba.blogspot.com/2010/01/booknotes-january-10.html> ... 3. Card to Jack, 6th January 1920. on the Way! BY: email@example.com (Pte Harry Lamin) AT: WW1: Experiences of an English Soldier URL: <http://wwar1.blogspot.com/2010/01/card-to-jack-6th-january-1920-on-way.html> Jan 6/1920Dear JackJust a line to let you know that I am alright. We have left Marseilles after having three days their. We were allowed out. its a fine big city and you meet all sorts of people. At present I am in Calais and hope to be in England by Thursday at Ripon if good luck. Hope to be seeing you soon. With love HarryNearly home! I would think that a train from Marseilles, retracing the route he took in November 1917, is the most likely method of travel. 3 days in Marseilles, 24 hours in the troop... 4. Silent Kipling? BY: George Simmers AT: Great War Fiction URL: <http://greatwarfiction.wordpress.com/2010/01/04/silent-kipling/> There has been some discussion on the Rudyard Kipling mailing list about the not-altogether accurate portrayal in the film My Boy Jack of Kipling’s behaviour at the start of the War. The movie shows him in front of a Kitchener poster (a month before Leete had drawn the famous pointing finger design) haranguing an audience with all the vehemence of a ‘jelly-bellied flag-flapper’. The scholars of that list have established that at the start of the War both Kipling and his wife were incapacitated by heavy colds, so speechifying would not have been on his agenda. I... 5. Benjamin M., John a. and William W. Nestel BY: Steve Soper AT: Third Michigan Infantry Research Project URL: <http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MenOfTheTheThirdMichiganInfantry/~3/3rUsoOi_bzE/benjamin-m-john-and-william-w-nestel.html> Benjamin M. Nestel, alias “Benjamin Radford,”was born in 1843 in New York, the son of George (1818-1888) and Abigail (Radford, 1820-1889).New York natives George and Abigail were probably married in New York sometime before 1838. George moved his family from New York to Michigan sometime after 1853. By 1860 Benjamin was probably working as a farm laborer in Kent County.Benjamin was 18 years old (and probably unable to read or write) when he enlisted with the consent of the Justice of the Peace in Company F on May 13, 1861, along with his brothers John and... 6. Burgundian Wars: Charles Slain at Nancy BY: n/a AT: About.com Military History URL: <http://militaryhistory.about.com/b/2010/01/04/burgundian-wars-charles-slain-at-nancy.htm> January 5, 1477 - Duke Charles the Bold of Burgundy is slain at the Battle of Nancy. Despite having suffered defeats at Grandson and Murten earlier in 1476, Charles advanced late that year to besiege Nancy. Enduring bitter winter weather, he hoped to win a swift victory before Duke Rene II of Lorraine could arrive to relieve the city. Gathering around 20,000 men, including Swiss mercenaries, Rene appeared south of Nancy on January 5. Assuming a strong defensive position, Charles awaited the enemy's attack. Rather than attempt a costly frontal assault, Rene pushed his vanguard forward against Charles' left, while having... 7. A War Artist in the Family BY: Brett Holman AT: Airminded URL: <http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/airminded/~3/ktfd66x4sHQ/> The war artist is Eric Thake (1904-1982), and the family is mine, although only in the extended sense: Thake’s grandparents, John and Sarah (née Prentice) Thake, were my great-great-grandparents. It was only a couple of weeks ago that my mother found this out. My paternal grandmother (who was born a Thake) did maintain that he was related, but how exactly was unclear, and his middle-class life in suburban Melbourne seemed a long way from her family on the Murray. But she was right! Thake is a moderately important Australian artist: as one indicator of this, the... 8. John Nelthorpe Jr. BY: Steve Soper AT: Third Michigan Infantry Research Project URL: <http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MenOfTheTheThirdMichiganInfantry/~3/EhmPhqueXjA/john-nelthorpe-jr.html> John Nelthorpe Jr. was born in 1831 in Norfolk, England, the son of John Sr.John left England and immigrated to America, eventually settling in western Michigan. (In 1860 there was one Walter Nelthorp, age 26 and born in England, working as a miller and living in Grand Rapids First Ward with his wife Margaret. Walter and Margaret had been married in 1858 in Grand Rapids.)John married Scotland-born Jane B. Sligh (1823-1905), and they had at least four children: Ida (b. 1857), Frank W. (b. 1859), Hattie (b. 1863) and Fred H. (b. 1869). Jane was the sister... 9. Military History Timelines: 1400s &Amp; 1500s BY: n/a AT: About.com Military History URL: <http://militaryhistory.about.com/b/2010/01/02/military-history-timelines-1400s-1500s.htm> The fourth in our Military History Timeline Series, this timeline of the 15th and 16th centuries provides an overview of some of greatest conflicts of the 1400s and 1500s. Here we'll trace events such as the Hundred Years' War, Wars of the Roses, the Italian Wars, and the Anglo-Spanish War (right). While by no means complete, we'll be adding things to the timeline over time so check back to see what's new. Photograph Source: Public Domain Military History Timelines: 1400s & 1500s originally appeared on About.com Military History on Saturday, January 2nd, 2010 at 01:00:04.Permalink | Comment... 10. Shea: "Fields of Blood: the Prairie Grove Campaign" BY: firstname.lastname@example.org (Drew@CWBA) AT: Civil War Books and Authors URL: <http://cwba.blogspot.com/2010/01/shea-fields-of-blood-prairie-grove.html> ... 11. Pearl Harbor Mystery Solved? Divers Claim Killer Sub Find BY: Nathan Hodge AT URL: <http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/WiredDangerRoom/~3/7kpNL5tP_lA/> Nearly seven decades after the attack on Pearl Harbor, researchers believe they have uncovered new evidence that a Japanese miniature submarine may have helped strike Battleship Row. During a routine test dive, marine researchers spotted some unusual steel debris on the ocean floor near Pearl Harbor. The wreckage, investigators from the PBS series NOVA concluded, was likely the remains of a Japanese mini-sub scuttled by its crew after the attack. Sections of the two-man, Japanese vessel — resting than 1,000 feet below the surface — were spotted by the Pisces IV and the Pisces V, deep-sea research submersibles operated... 12. The Pacific BY: Ross AT URL: <http://thoughtsonmilitaryhistory.wordpress.com/2010/01/04/the-pacific/> [Cross-posted at Military History Blog] Here is a trailer for the upcoming mini-series from HBO. It is produced by the same team that brought us Band of Brothers. The key difference, other than being set in a different theatre of war, is that it is not based on one book but two. [...]... 13. Small Gadget, Huge Consequences BY: Phil Ewing AT URL: <http://militarytimes.com/blogs/scoopdeck/2010/01/05/small-gadget-huge-consequences/> The cruiser Helena fired the Navy's first proximity-fuzed shells 67 years ago today // NavHistHerCom Amazing what you can find on these social-networking pages these days — Naval History and Heritage Command reports on Facebook that 67 years ago Tuesday, the cruiser Helena fired the Navy’s first proximity-fuzed anti-air shell and downed a Japanese dive-bomber in World War II. So the shell had a different fuze, so what? According to NavHistHerCom, the proximity fuze — which enabled a shell to burst when it got close to a target, rather than on impact or a timer — had enormous effects... 14. Silent Kipling? BY: George Simmers AT URL: <http://greatwarfiction.wordpress.com/2010/01/04/silent-kipling/> There has been some discussion on the Rudyard Kipling mailing list about the not-altogether accurate portrayal in the film My Boy Jack of Kipling’s behaviour at the start of the War. The movie shows him in front of a Kitchener poster (a month before Leete had drawn the famous pointing finger design) haranguing an audience with all the vehemence of a ‘jelly-bellied flag-flapper’. The scholars of that list have established that at the start of the War both Kipling and his wife were incapacitated by heavy colds, so speechifying would not have been on his agenda. I... 15. Japanese Minisubs Key to Pearl History BY: christian AT URL: <http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/DefenseTech/~3/Ng62e10iUXE/> Nova’s new season premier on PBS the night of 5 January, “Killer Subs in Pearl Harbor,” makes great TV watching for any World War II enthusiast or military historian. The episode is based in part on work, begun in the early 1990s, by three collaborating naval researchers: CAPT John Rodgaard, USN; scientist Peter Hsu; and Dr. Robert Neyland of the Naval History and Heritage Command. Accordingly, DOD held a conference call on 6 January between these experts and several military bloggers; I represented Defense Tech. I learned quickly during the phone call that Nova only covered the team’s investigations through... ----- For subscription help, go to: http://www.h-net.org/lists/help/ To change your subscription settings, go to http://h-net.msu.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=h-war -----