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Table of Contents 1. Lewis C. Olmstead by Steve Soper at Third Michigan Infantry Research Project 2. Demobilization - the Replies by firstname.lastname@example.org (Sue Light) at This Intrepid Band 3. A Japanese Death Ray? by Brett Holman at Airminded 4. "Orlando M. Poe: Civil War General and Great Lakes Engineer" by email@example.com (Drew@CWBA) at Civil War Books and Authors 5. The Military History Carnival Is Back! by n/a at Osprey Publishing Blog 6. Hitler Learns Leno Is Moving Back to Late Night by Mark Grimsley at Blog Them Out of the Stone Age 7. ** ** 3rd Corps, 2nd Division by Jenny at Draw the Sword (and Throw Away the Scabbard) 8. The Problems of Demobilization by firstname.lastname@example.org (Sue Light) at This Intrepid Band 9. The Ghosts of Isandlawana by n/a at Osprey Publishing Blog 10. Patrick Shaw-Stewart: 'I Saw a Man This Morning' by email@example.com (Tim Kendall) at War Poetry 11. Willard R. Olds by Steve Soper at Third Michigan Infantry Research Project 12. The Military Round-Up (January Edition) by n/a at Osprey Publishing Blog 13. The Rise of ‘Luftwaffe’ by Brett Holman at Airminded 14. Vets Return to See Grim Legacy of Vietnam War by The Associated Press at http://www.navytimes.com/news/2010/01/ap_vietnam_return_vets_011810/ 15. First African-American Hero of Wwii Graces the Face of a U.S. Stamp by MilitaryHistoryBuffs at http://blog.usni.org/2010/01/19/first-african-american-hero-of-wwii-graces-the-face-of-a-u-s-stamp/ Contents 1. Lewis C. Olmstead BY: Steve Soper AT: Third Michigan Infantry Research Project URL: <http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MenOfTheTheThirdMichiganInfantry/~3/vLOc82RCKMo/lewis-c-olmstead.html> Lewis C. Olmstead was born in 1846 in Auburn, Cayuga County, New York, the son of Orville.Lewis’s family left New York and eventually settled in western Michigan. By 1860 Lewis was attending school with his older sister Elizabeth (who was working as a domestic) and along with another older sister Mary (who was working as a teacher) were living with the Eli Sheldon family on a farm in Wright, Ottawa County. (Elizabeth would marry George Ames, who was also from Wright and who would also enlist in Company E in early 1864.)Lewis stood 5’7” with blue eyes, brown hair... 2. Demobilization - the Replies BY: firstname.lastname@example.org (Sue Light) AT: This Intrepid Band URL: <http://greatwarnurses.blogspot.com/2010/01/demobilization-replies.html> The War Office were not slow in responding to the letter of 19th March 1919 from 'Members of Q.A.I.M.N.S.' and this reply appeared the following day:War Office ExplanationIn reference to the letter from members of Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service (Reserve) which appeared in The Times of yesterday, complaining of the summary dismissal of nurses, a representative of The Times made inquiries at the War Office. It was stated there that urgent demands for the demobilization of nurses and doctors have been made in the Press and in Parliament, in consequence of the prevalence of the influenza epidemic. In... 3. A Japanese Death Ray? BY: Brett Holman AT: Airminded URL: <http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/airminded/~3/EiJbAFVVato/> If anyone came close to creating a death ray weapon by the end of the Second World War, it was the Japanese army. It wouldn’t have helped them much, however, as they weren’t at war with rabbits. According to Richard Overy in The Air War 1939-1945 (Washington: Potomac Books, 2005 ), 195: The lack of satisfactory evaluative machinery led for example to the diversion of considerable resources to the search for a ‘death ray’; a search that Western powers had abandoned in the 1930s. By the end of the war the Japanese ‘ray’ could kill a rabbit after five... 4. "Orlando M. Poe: Civil War General and Great Lakes Engineer" BY: email@example.com (Drew@CWBA) AT: Civil War Books and Authors URL: <http://cwba.blogspot.com/2010/01/orlando-m-poe-civil-war-general-and.html> ... 5. The Military History Carnival Is Back! BY: n/a AT: Osprey Publishing Blog URL: <http://www.ospreypublishing.com/blog/The_Military_History_Carnival_is_Back/> If you like reading good military history blogs, but can’t be bothered to spend hours clicking around the internet, then this one is for you.... 6. Hitler Learns Leno Is Moving Back to Late Night BY: Mark Grimsley AT: Blog Them Out of the Stone Age URL: <http://warhistorian.org/wordpress/?p=2205> Funny but really vulgar. You have been warned.... 7. ** ** 3rd Corps, 2nd Division BY: Jenny AT: Draw the Sword (and Throw Away the Scabbard) URL: <http://www.drawthesword.goellnitz.org/2010/01/3rd-corps-2nd-division/> Humphrey’s Division were members of the Third Corps, Army of the Potomac. Location: Sickles Avenue, Klingel Farm Monument Specifications: Rock hewn stone square monument with bronze descriptive plaque affixed to front. This is the only division to have two markers on the field. Erected Date: 1910. Inscription: The tablet along Sickles Avenue near the Klingel Farm reads as follows, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC THIRD CORPS SECOND DIVISION Brigadier General Andrew A. Humphreys July 1. This Division was at Emmitsburg. Shortly after 3 P. M. marched by indirect route about two miles west of main road to Gettysburg leaving Burling’s Brigade... 8. The Problems of Demobilization BY: firstname.lastname@example.org (Sue Light) AT: This Intrepid Band URL: <http://greatwarnurses.blogspot.com/2010/01/problems-of-demobilization.html> It's easy to imagine that at the end of the war, after more than four years of hard work and often less than satisfactory living conditions, nurses would have been happy to hang up their hats and go home. But apparently not all of them felt this way. Correspondence in The Times in the spring of 1919 shows considerable dissatisfaction among them with the process of demobilization. First, a semi-anonymous letter to The Times, dated 19th March 1919 under the heading 'Nurses dismissed summarily:'Sir, The members of Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service (Reserve) would like to bring... 9. The Ghosts of Isandlawana BY: n/a AT: Osprey Publishing Blog URL: <http://www.ospreypublishing.com/blog/%5Bblog%5D/The_Ghosts_of_Isandlawana/> Guest Author, Ian Knight reflects on the 130th anniversary of one of the greatest military defeats in British History.... 10. Patrick Shaw-Stewart: 'I Saw a Man This Morning' BY: email@example.com (Tim Kendall) AT: War Poetry URL: <http://war-poets.blogspot.com/2010/01/patrick-shaw-stewart-i-saw-man-this.html> Elizabeth Vandiver's brilliant forthcoming study, Stand in the Trench, Achilles: Classical Receptions in British Poetry of the Great War, takes its title from the penultimate line of Patrick Shaw-Stewart's 'I saw a man this morning'. I ought to wait until the official publication date (18 February 2010) ticks past before saying very much about Vandiver's book, so by way of drumroll I will focus on Shaw-Stewart's poem. It seems to have been his only poem, found after his death written into his copy of Housman's A Shropshire Lad.Shaw-Stewart was an Old Etonian, and a Classics scholar of... 11. Willard R. Olds BY: Steve Soper AT: Third Michigan Infantry Research Project URL: <http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MenOfTheTheThirdMichiganInfantry/~3/a1K1TglNMzA/willard-r-olds.html> Willard R. Olds was born on September 9, 1845, in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, the son of Rachel (b. 1807 in New York).Willard’s family left Ohio sometime after 1845 and eventually settled in Michigan. By 1860 Willard was living with his mother and older sister and they were all living with the George Chickering family in Orleans, Ionia County, where Willard worked as a farm laborer.He stood 5’8” with gray eyes, dark hair and a light complexion and was 16 years old and probably living with his mother in Saranac, Ionia County when, according to Raymond Steele, the family biographer... 12. The Military Round-Up (January Edition) BY: n/a AT: Osprey Publishing Blog URL: <http://www.ospreypublishing.com/blog/The_Military_Roundup_January/> A quick look at the interesting military history stories, articles, bits and blogs that have caught my attention over the last month.... 13. The Rise of ‘Luftwaffe’ BY: Brett Holman AT: Airminded URL: <http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/airminded/~3/BiregBZRMYA/> Because I’m too lazy to write a proper post, here are some of my recent tweets: The 1st use of the word “Luftwaffe” in The Times was on 24 May 1939, as the owner of 2 yachts entered in a race to Germany. The 1st use of the word “Luftwaffe” in the Manchester Guardian was on 30 Nov 1939, in a commentary on the different national air forces. The 1st use of the word “Luftwaffe” in the Observer was on 5 June 1938, again in reference to a yacht race. The 1st use of the word “Luftwaffe” in Parliament may... 14. Vets Return to See Grim Legacy of Vietnam War BY: The Associated Press AT URL: <http://www.navytimes.com/news/2010/01/ap_vietnam_return_vets_011810/> DONG HA, Vietnam — A piece of shrapnel sliced Jerry Maroney’s right leg. A bullet pierced Peter Holt’s neck. Les Newell took a shot in the rump.These old American soldiers recovered from the physical scars of combat long ago. But last week, they visited a place where people still have fresh wounds from the Vietnam War, which ended nearly 35 years ago.They came to Quang Tri Province, which is still littered with landmines and unexploded ordinance that routinely kill and maim people trying to scratch out a living in the rice fields. Their visit was organized by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial... 15. First African-American Hero of Wwii Graces the Face of a U.S. Stamp BY: MilitaryHistoryBuffs AT URL: <http://blog.usni.org/2010/01/19/first-african-american-hero-of-wwii-graces-the-face-of-a-u-s-stamp/> As our nation celebrated Martin Luther King Day yesterday, it is fitting to look back in history at some of the other, lesser-known African-Americans who forged “firsts” in this country. Consider the story of Doris “Dorie” Miller, a Navy cook onboard the battleship USS West Virginia (BB-48) when the Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor was attacked on December 7, 1941. Miller is widely recognized as the first African-American hero of World War II for the swift and bold actions he took that day, earning him the Navy Cross. Miller was not trained in surface ship combat... ----- 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 -----