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Table of Contents 1. Thomas Otrey by Steve Soper at Third Michigan Infantry Research Project 2. Diary of an Anzac: a Gallipoli Perspective by Janice Farrer at Australian War Memorial 3. The Trumpet Calls by Brett Holman at Airminded 4. Constance Wilkinson Lamin (Connie) 1910 -1929 by email@example.com (Pte Harry Lamin) at WW1: Experiences of an English Soldier 5. Schmidt &Amp; Hasegawa (Eds.): &Quot;Years of Change and Suffering: Modern Perspectives on Civil War Medicine&Quot; by firstname.lastname@example.org (Drew@CWBA) at Civil War Books and Authors 6. ** ** Mclaws’ Division, Longstreet’s Corps by Jenny at Draw the Sword (and Throw Away the Scabbard) 7. John B. Osgood by Steve Soper at Third Michigan Infantry Research Project 8. Elizabeth Vandiver: Stand in the Trench, Achilles by email@example.com (Tim Kendall) at War Poetry 9. An Exceptional Nurse by firstname.lastname@example.org (Sue Light) at This Intrepid Band 10. ** ** Henry’s Battalion, Hood’s Division, Longstreet’s Corps by Jenny at Draw the Sword (and Throw Away the Scabbard) 11. Eliot Letters Errata by George Simmers at Great War Fiction 12. Corydon Orcutt Jr. by Steve Soper at Third Michigan Infantry Research Project 13. Hundred Years' War: Edward Iii Is Proclaimed King of France by n/a at About.com Military History Contents 1. Thomas Otrey BY: Steve Soper AT: Third Michigan Infantry Research Project URL: <http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MenOfTheTheThirdMichiganInfantry/~3/LPwUcjE6i6E/thomas-otrey.html> Thomas Otrey was born in 1837, in England.Thomas emigrated from England and eventually settled in western Michigan.He stood 5’8” with brown eyes, light hair and a dark complexion and was a 24-year-old carpenter probably living in Muskegon County, Michigan, when he enlisted in Company H on May 6, 1861. (Company H, formerly the “Muskegon Rangers,” was made up largely of men from the vicinity of Muskegon and Newaygo counties.) He was sick in the hospital from August of 1862 through October of 1862, but eventually returned to duty and was wounded on May 3, 1863, at Chancellorsville, Virginia... 2. Diary of an Anzac: a Gallipoli Perspective BY: Janice Farrer AT: Australian War Memorial URL: <http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/AustralianWarMemorial/~3/So6ruNFIVdg/> This is the story of Herbert Vincent Reynolds No. 622 First Field Ambulance, First AIF. Herbert Vincent Reynolds enlisted in the 1st AIF at the age of 18 Born in Sebastopol Victoria on 16thSeptember 1896 Herbert attended Sebastopol State School until 1912 and obtained high marks for both the drawings and models he made. Since the age of [...] ... 3. The Trumpet Calls BY: Brett Holman AT: Airminded URL: <http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/airminded/~3/Mh9wTHfi6p4/> [Cross-posted at Cliopatria.] Airminded is hosting the next edition of the Military History Carnival on 15 February. Please send me suggestions for the best military history blogging since 17 January, either by email (bholman at airminded dot org), by web (here or here) or by twitter (@Airminded or tagged #mhc21). Thanks! Image source: Wikipedia. ... 4. Constance Wilkinson Lamin (Connie) 1910 -1929 BY: email@example.com (Pte Harry Lamin) AT: WW1: Experiences of an English Soldier URL: <http://wwar1.blogspot.com/2010/01/constance-wilkinson-lamin-connie-1910.html> Click any image to enlarge it.Connie appears regularly in Harry's letters. He obviously has a great deal of affection for this little girl.When I started the blog, I knew nothing about her. I hadn't really looked at the two or three photographs in the bits & bobs box. She'd certainly never been mentioned in any family conversations that I could remember. Sister Anita knew nothing about her. But, as she was frequently and affectionately mentioned in Harry's letters, there was research to be done.Connie aged three.The official facts;The Birth Certificate tells us that she was born on the 18th May... 5. Schmidt &Amp; Hasegawa (Eds.): &Quot;Years of Change and Suffering: Modern Perspectives on Civil War Medicine&Quot; BY: firstname.lastname@example.org (Drew@CWBA) AT: Civil War Books and Authors URL: <http://cwba.blogspot.com/2010/01/schmidt-hasegawa-eds-years-of-change.html> ... 6. ** ** Mclaws’ Division, Longstreet’s Corps BY: Jenny AT: Draw the Sword (and Throw Away the Scabbard) URL: <http://www.drawthesword.goellnitz.org/2010/01/mclaws-division/> McLaws’ Division were members of the First Corps (James Longstreetl). Location: West Confederate Avenue, south of Millerstown Road Monument Specifications: Rock hewn stone square monument with bronze descriptive plaque affixed to front. Erected Date: 1907. Inscription: The tablet reads as follows, ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA FIRST ARMY CORPS McLAWS’ DIVISION Maj. Gen. Lafayette McLaws Kershaw’s Brigade Brig. Gen. J. B. Kershaw Barksdale’s Brigade Brig. Gen. William Barksdale Col. B. G. Humphreys Semmes’ Brigade Brig. Gen. R J. Semmes Col. George Bryan Wofford’s Brigade Brig Gen. W. T Wofford Artillery Battalion Four Batteries Col. H. C. Cabell July 1. The Division... 7. John B. Osgood BY: Steve Soper AT: Third Michigan Infantry Research Project URL: <http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MenOfTheTheThirdMichiganInfantry/~3/vwbJx8U-wMk/john-b-osgood.html> John B. Osgood was born in 1843 in Michigan, the son of Hester (b. 1827 in New York).By 1850 John was living with his mother and siblings in Grass Lake, Jackson County; nearby lived a farmer named Caleb Osgood working with the Preston family on a farm very close to the Colburn Blake farm. By 1860 John was attending school and he and his sister Harriet were living with the Colburn Blake family in Orangeville, Barry County; next door lived Colburn Osgood (b. 1834 in either Michigan or New York and John’s older brother) who was working as a... 8. Elizabeth Vandiver: Stand in the Trench, Achilles BY: email@example.com (Tim Kendall) AT: War Poetry URL: <http://war-poets.blogspot.com/2010/01/elizabeth-vandiver-stand-in-trench.html> Elizabeth Vandiver states in her introduction to Stand in the Trench, Achilles: Classical Receptions in British Poetry of the Great War (OUP, £75) that 'This book's emphasis is on cultural history and the reception history of classics rather than on literary criticism of the poems I discuss. I therefore consider classical reception in poems of extremely varied quality.'I don't mind admitting that I nearly gave up at that point. Time is too short to be squandered on books which can't tell (or, more infuriatingly, refuse to tell) the difference between good and bad poetry. But I am relieved... 9. An Exceptional Nurse BY: firstname.lastname@example.org (Sue Light) AT: This Intrepid Band URL: <http://greatwarnurses.blogspot.com/2010/01/exceptional-nurse.html> Prior to the outbreak of war, members of Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service were considered an elite among nurses, both by themselves and others. As the numbers of nurses grew during the war, there were many members of QAIMNS Reserve and the Territorial Force Nursing Service who might not have been considered for QAIMNS pre-war, on account of some perceived deficiency in their background, education or training. But as the war progressed it became evident that some of those elite 'regulars' were not able to cope with the stress and strains of war, while some of the 'others... 10. ** ** Henry’s Battalion, Hood’s Division, Longstreet’s Corps BY: Jenny AT: Draw the Sword (and Throw Away the Scabbard) URL: <http://www.drawthesword.goellnitz.org/2010/01/henrys-battalion/> Henry’s Battalion were members of Hood’s Division in the First Corps (James Longstreet). Location: South Confederate Avenue, Warfield Ridge 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. ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA LONGSTREET’S CORPS HOOD’S DIVISION HENRY’S BATTALION Reilly’s Bachman’s Garden’s Latham’s Batteries Eleven Napoleons Four 10 Pounder Parrotts Two 3 Inch Rifles One 12 Pounder Howitzer One 6 Pounder Bronze Gun July 23. Occupied this line and took active part in the battle as described on the tablets... 11. Eliot Letters Errata BY: George Simmers AT: Great War Fiction URL: <http://greatwarfiction.wordpress.com/2010/01/27/eliot-letters-errata/> The second volume of T.S.Eliot’s Collected Letters (edited by Valerie Eliot and Hugh Haughton) makes fascinating reading for anyone interested in the literary culture of the twenties. The bulk of the letters are concerned with the affairs of The Criterion, during a period when Eliot was working on the magazine on only a part-time basis (while dealing with a sick and difficult wife) and coming ’steadily [...] nearer and nearer to exhaustion’. There are 800 pages of letters, and the annotations are full and helpful. I assume that most of these are accurate – but serious doubts are raised by errors... 12. Corydon Orcutt Jr. BY: Steve Soper AT: Third Michigan Infantry Research Project URL: <http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MenOfTheTheThirdMichiganInfantry/~3/mAD5kxHfeZs/corydon-orcutt-jr.html> Corydon Orcutt Jr. was born in 1832 or 1833 in Genesee County, New York, the son of Corydon Sr. (b. 1807) and Jemina (Johnson, b. 1810).New Yorker Corydon Sr. married Connecticut-born Jemina and they eventually settled in New York where they resided for some years before moving west. Corydon Sr. moved his family from New York to Michigan sometime between 1848 and 1850 by which time they were living in Plainfield, Kent County where Corydon Sr. and Jr. both worked as laborers.Corydon Jr. married New Yorker Catharine (b. 1835), possibly in New York, and they had at least... 13. Hundred Years' War: Edward Iii Is Proclaimed King of France BY: n/a AT: About.com Military History URL: <http://militaryhistory.about.com/b/2010/01/26/hundred-years-war-edward-iii-is-proclaimed-king-of-france.htm> January 26, 1340 - Edward III of England (right) is proclaimed King of France at Ghent. Born in 1312, Edward was the grandson of the great warrior king Edward I and the son of the ineffective Edward II. Placed on the throne at age 14 by his mother after the overthrow of his father, Edward was forced to endure a brief regency by Roger Mortimer. Asserting his power in 1330, he toppled Mortimer's regency and took the throne in his own right. Quickly proving to be one of England's great warriors, Edward defeated the Scots at Halidon Hill and sought to... ----- 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 -----