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Table of Contents 1. Harry's Home. the Last Letter, 12th January 1920 by email@example.com (Pte Harry Lamin) at WW1: Experiences of an English Soldier 2. ** ** Garnett’s Battalion, Heth’s Division, Hill’s Corps by Jenny at Draw the Sword (and Throw Away the Scabbard) 3. Reynolds &Amp; Schultz (Ed.): &Quot;General Sterling Price and the Confederacy&Quot; by firstname.lastname@example.org (Drew@CWBA) at Civil War Books and Authors 4. Hidden Gems: the Mongol Invasions of Japan 1274 and 1281 by n/a at Osprey Publishing Blog 5. Lucky Star by George Simmers at Great War Fiction 6. John Nicholas by Steve Soper at Third Michigan Infantry Research Project 7. Booknotes Ii (January '10 ) by email@example.com (Drew@CWBA) at Civil War Books and Authors 8. War and Pop Music by firstname.lastname@example.org (Tim Kendall) at War Poetry 9. Longacre: "Cavalry of the Heartland: the Mounted Forces of the Army of Tennessee" by email@example.com (Drew@CWBA) at Civil War Books and Authors 10. Another Hamilton War Poet by George Simmers at Great War Fiction 11. Dreams of a Colder War by Brett Holman at Airminded 12. Orin K. Newton by Steve Soper at Third Michigan Infantry Research Project 13. Moses S. Newman by Steve Soper at Third Michigan Infantry Research Project 14. Scientists Prove Attack on Pearl Harbor Was Not Just an Aerial Assault by MilitaryHistoryBuffs at http://blog.usni.org/2010/01/12/scientists-prove-attack-on-pearl-harbor-was-not-just-an-aerial-assault/ 15. The Way the Future Blogs, an Online Memoir by Science Fiction Writer Frederik Pohl » Blog Archive » Perils at Sea by n/a at http://www.thewaythefutureblogs.com/2010/01/perils-at-sea/ Contents 1. Harry's Home. the Last Letter, 12th January 1920 BY: firstname.lastname@example.org (Pte Harry Lamin) AT: WW1: Experiences of an English Soldier URL: <http://wwar1.blogspot.com/2010/01/harrys-home-last-letter-12th-january.html> Jan 12th/ 192019 Mill StreetIlkestonDear JackJust a line to let you know that I have got home at last for good. I got demobilised on Thursday, and got home at 9 0 clock on Friday morning from Ripon. Ethel thanks you for the 10/- you sent. We are all in good health except for me I have just a bit of a sore throat but I hope it is well in a day or two. the weather is very wet just now. I dont know whether I shall start at Trumans or not, they seem to be quite busy just... 2. ** ** Garnett’s Battalion, Heth’s Division, Hill’s Corps BY: Jenny AT: Draw the Sword (and Throw Away the Scabbard) URL: <http://www.drawthesword.goellnitz.org/2010/01/garnetts-battalion/> Garnett’s Battalion were members of Heth’ Division in the Third Corps (A.P. Hill). Location: West Confederate Avenue, south of Hagerstown Road Monument Specifications: Bronze marker with a round stone base. Marks the position and action of the brigade. Erected Date: 1910-1911. Inscription: The tablet reads as follows, C. S. A. HILL’S CORPS HETH’S DIVISION GARNETT’S BATTALION Granby’s Moore’s Lewis’ and Maurin’s Batteries Four Napoleons Two 10 Pounder Parrotts Seven 3 Inch Rifles Two 12 Pounder Howitzers July 1 2 3 4. The Parrotts and Rifles took part in the battle in a different position on each of the three... 3. Reynolds &Amp; Schultz (Ed.): &Quot;General Sterling Price and the Confederacy&Quot; BY: email@example.com (Drew@CWBA) AT: Civil War Books and Authors URL: <http://cwba.blogspot.com/2010/01/reynolds-schultz-ed-general-sterling.html> ... 4. Hidden Gems: the Mongol Invasions of Japan 1274 and 1281 BY: n/a AT: Osprey Publishing Blog URL: <http://www.ospreypublishing.com/blog/hidden_gems_the_mongol_invasions_of_japan/> My latest hidden gem is a slightly odd choice for me. The book covers a part of history that I have very little knowledge of, and up till now I didn't really have any intention of exploring in any great detail. And yet, when the early copies of this book arrived in the office, it was the first one that I reached for, eager to flick through it.... 5. Lucky Star BY: George Simmers AT: Great War Fiction URL: <http://greatwarfiction.wordpress.com/2010/01/13/lucky-star/> Frank Borzage’s Lucky Star (1929) was thought to be a lost film, until a copy turned up in an archive in the Netherlands. It has now been made available on DVD; the restoration of the print is of a very high quality. The film is based on a magazine story, and will sound sentimental in the telling. Young man meets wild young girl, and gives her a spanking for stealing. Young man goes to war, comes home crippled, and makes a new relationship with the girl. Girl’s unpleasant mother wants her to marry a man with better prospects (though we... 6. John Nicholas BY: Steve Soper AT: Third Michigan Infantry Research Project URL: <http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MenOfTheTheThirdMichiganInfantry/~3/a73FxGuo7jQ/john-nicholas.html> John Nicholas was born in 1843 in Ohio, probably the son of John (b. 1813) and Susannah (b. 1817).Maine or Vermont native John married New York-born Susannah and by 1840 had settled in Ohio. John (elder) eventually brought his family to Michigan from Ohio sometime between 1843 and 1846 and by 1850 had settled in Locke, Ingham County. In 1860 John was attending school with five of his younger siblings and living on the family farm in Locke.John stood 5’9” with black eyes and hair and a dark complexion and was 21 years old and working as a... 7. Booknotes Ii (January '10 ) BY: firstname.lastname@example.org (Drew@CWBA) AT: Civil War Books and Authors URL: <http://cwba.blogspot.com/2010/01/booknotes-ii-january-10.html> ... 8. War and Pop Music BY: email@example.com (Tim Kendall) AT: War Poetry URL: <http://war-poets.blogspot.com/2010/01/war-and-pop-music.html> Prompted by the outbreak of the Sino-Japanese War, W. H. Auden and Christopher Isherwood visited China in 1937. Isherwood reported from what they hoped would become the centre of the conflict: 'Today Auden and I agreed that we would rather be in Hankow at this moment than anywhere else on earth.' So these soi-disant 'lunatic English explorers' observed a distant replay of the Spanish Civil War, which pitted fascist aggressors against a leftist alliance. The literary product of their journey was the co-authored Journey to a War, an eccentric collaboration between Isherwood's prose, Auden's verse, and photographs... 9. Longacre: "Cavalry of the Heartland: the Mounted Forces of the Army of Tennessee" BY: firstname.lastname@example.org (Drew@CWBA) AT: Civil War Books and Authors URL: <http://cwba.blogspot.com/2010/01/longacre-cavalry-of-heartland-mounted.html> ... 10. Another Hamilton War Poet BY: George Simmers AT: Great War Fiction URL: <http://greatwarfiction.wordpress.com/2010/01/11/another-hamilton-war-poet/> In his play Rope (1929) Patrick Hamilton presented a very distinctive war poet. ‘Enormously affected’ and ‘infinitely weary’, war has damaged him both in mind and body, and has destroyed his confidence in the usual values of society. Yet he is the one who realises that his two hosts are murderers, and stands up with them. Hamilton contrasts his hard-earned disillusion with the trivial hedonism of the two young killers. In the novel Mr Stimpson and Mr Gorse (1953) Hamilton creates a very different war poet, a wonderfully ludicrous one. We meet him in The Friar, the Reading pub... 11. Dreams of a Colder War BY: Brett Holman AT: Airminded URL: <http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/airminded/~3/LbkKuToqFrc/> It is officially too darn hot today: 43° C. So naturally my thoughts turn to a colder time: the 1950s. The above image (which I found as part of x-ray delta one’s wonderful Flickr stream; he also has a suitably breathless blog, ATOMIC-ANNIHILATION) would seem to be part of a public relations exercise from Convair, relating to its interceptor, the F-102A Delta Dagger. I’m not sure what year it’s from exactly, but the Dagger entered service in 1956, so probably then or the following year. (So it could be an early effort from Don Draper.) Evidently... 12. Orin K. Newton BY: Steve Soper AT: Third Michigan Infantry Research Project URL: <http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MenOfTheTheThirdMichiganInfantry/~3/3Hzg_0MIFPQ/orin-k-newton.html> Orin K. Newton was born in 1844 in Lowell, Kent County, Michigan, the son of Charles (b. 1801) and Lucinda (b. 1801).Massachusetts native Charles married New Yorker Lucinda sometime before 1834 probably in New York. His family moved to Michigan, probably from New York, sometime between 1834 and 1838, and by 1840 had probably settled in Kent County. By 1850 Orin was attending school with his older siblings and living with his family in Vergennes, Kent County, where his father owned and operated a large farm. In 1860 Orin was a farm laborer living with his mother and older... 13. Moses S. Newman BY: Steve Soper AT: Third Michigan Infantry Research Project URL: <http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MenOfTheTheThirdMichiganInfantry/~3/O4uSGyoC0O4/moses-s-newman.html> Moses S. Newman was born on January 1, 1821, probably in Lima, Livingston County, New York, the son of Joel (b. 1798) and Hannah (Lyon, b. 1794).New Yorker Joel married Massachusetts native Hannah sometime before 1812 and settled in New York for some years. Joel brought his family from New York to Michigan sometime before 1830, eventually settling in Plymouth, Wayne County where Moses was living in 1834 and 1840.Moses married Vermonter Charlotte Cook (b. 1825) and by 1850 they were living in Plymouth next door to Joel and Hannah. (In fact, Joel died in Plymouth.)Moses was... 14. Scientists Prove Attack on Pearl Harbor Was Not Just an Aerial Assault BY: MilitaryHistoryBuffs AT URL: <http://blog.usni.org/2010/01/12/scientists-prove-attack-on-pearl-harbor-was-not-just-an-aerial-assault/> History books have recounted the tragic aerial assaults by the Imperial Japanese on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. But discoveries made by scientists have revealed that the aerial assault was also accompanied by undersea submarine torpedo attacks – and one of them was at least partially successful in its mission. Beginning in 1993, two deep-diving submersibles operated by the Hawaii Undersea Research Laboratory (HURL), Pisces IV and Pisces V, embarked on a series of scientific and engineering dives in and around Pearl Harbor. They discovered what looked like a Type A Japanese mini-submarine, setting off a flurry of... 15. The Way the Future Blogs, an Online Memoir by Science Fiction Writer Frederik Pohl » Blog Archive » Perils at Sea BY: n/a AT URL: <http://www.thewaythefutureblogs.com/2010/01/perils-at-sea/> ... ----- 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 -----