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Table of Contents 1. Owen F. Palmer by Steve Soper at Third Michigan Infantry Research Project 2. The Passing of Dr. Arthur W. Bergeron, Jr. by email@example.com (Drew@CWBA) at Civil War Books and Authors 3. Texas Biography Series (Tcu Press) by firstname.lastname@example.org (Drew@CWBA) at Civil War Books and Authors 4. British Library Etexts by George Simmers at Great War Fiction 5. Abel B. Palmer by Steve Soper at Third Michigan Infantry Research Project 6. Battles of World War I by n/a at About.com Military History 7. The Confederate Alamo by email@example.com (Drew@CWBA) at Civil War Books and Authors 8. Julian Grenfell: 'Into Battle' by firstname.lastname@example.org (Tim Kendall) at War Poetry 9. Rebecca's War Dog of the Week: Rags the One-Eyed Dog by Thomas E. Ricks at http://ricks.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2010/02/05/rebeccas_war_dog_of_the_week_rags_the_one_eyed_dog 10. A Telling an Old Sub Tale: History Only Helps if We Let It! by Defense Springboard at http://blog.usni.org/2010/02/08/a-telling-an-old-sub-tale-history-only-helps-if-we-let-it/ 11. At Last, a Shackleton at the South Pole by Phil Ewing at http://militarytimes.com/blogs/scoopdeck/2010/02/10/at-last-a-shackleton-at-the-south-pole/ 12. The Hooligan Navy by Christopher Albon at http://blog.usni.org/2010/02/11/the-hooligan-navy/ Contents 1. Owen F. Palmer BY: Steve Soper AT: Third Michigan Infantry Research Project URL: <http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MenOfTheTheThirdMichiganInfantry/~3/HCg7LVP_ozQ/owen-f-palmer.html> Owen F. Palmer was born in 1831 in New York.Owen left New York and by the time the war had broken out he had settled in western Michigan.He stood 5’8’ with dark eyes and hair and a dark complexion and was 30 years old and probably working as a shoemaker living in the vicinity of Hastings, Barry County, when he was elected Third Corporal of the Hastings Rifle Company in April of 1861. Although the company was disbanded shortly after it arrived in Grand Rapids to become part of the Third Michigan infantry then forming at Cantonment Anderson just south... 2. The Passing of Dr. Arthur W. Bergeron, Jr. BY: email@example.com (Drew@CWBA) AT: Civil War Books and Authors URL: <http://cwba.blogspot.com/2010/02/passing-of-dr-arthur-w-bergeron-jr.html> ... 3. Texas Biography Series (Tcu Press) BY: firstname.lastname@example.org (Drew@CWBA) AT: Civil War Books and Authors URL: <http://cwba.blogspot.com/2010/02/texas-biography-series-tcu-press.html> ... 4. British Library Etexts BY: George Simmers AT: Great War Fiction URL: <http://greatwarfiction.wordpress.com/2010/02/08/british-library-etexts/> In his 1941 memoir Life For Life’s Sake, Richard Aldington fantasized that all the great works of world literature could be printed on paper so thin that an average home could contain the entire canon of major works. Finally he had to admit that the scheme would not be practical. If he’d been alive today, he’d have been delighted to hear of the British Library’s latest project, funded by Microsoft. 65,000 works of Victorian literature have been scanned and will be available online. Alternatively, print-on-demand copies will be available at a reasonable cost. The Times article that explains... 5. Abel B. Palmer BY: Steve Soper AT: Third Michigan Infantry Research Project URL: <http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MenOfTheTheThirdMichiganInfantry/~3/KIGej1WGjp8/abel-b-palmer.html> Abel B. Palmer was born in 1840 in New York.He was 21 years old and residing in Lamont, Ottawa County when he enlisted, probably for ninety days (following President Lincoln’s first call for 75,000 90-day volunteers), subsequently reenlisting as a three-year volunteer in Company B (perhaps on May 13, 1861 when the regiment was mustered into state service) before the Regiment was mustered into federal service on June 10, 1861. (He may have been related to John Palmer, also from Ottawa County and who also enlisted in Company B.)According to Reuben Randall, who was also from Ottawa... 6. Battles of World War I BY: n/a AT: About.com Military History URL: <http://militaryhistory.about.com/b/2010/02/07/battles-of-world-war-i.htm> The battles of the World War I were fought across the globe from the fields of Flanders and France to the Russian plains and deserts of the Middle East. Beginning in 1914, these battles devastated the landscape and elevated to prominence places that had previously been unknown. As a result, names such as Gallipoli, the Somme, Verdun, and Meuse-Argonne became eternally entwined with images of sacrifice, bloodshed, and heroism. Due to the static nature of World War I trench warfare, fighting took place on a routine basis and soldiers were rarely safe from the threat of death. The battles... 7. The Confederate Alamo BY: email@example.com (Drew@CWBA) AT: Civil War Books and Authors URL: <http://cwba.blogspot.com/2010/02/confederate-alamo.html> ... 8. Julian Grenfell: 'Into Battle' BY: firstname.lastname@example.org (Tim Kendall) AT: War Poetry URL: <http://war-poets.blogspot.com/2010/02/julian-grenfell-into-battle.html> Like his fellow Old Etonian Patrick Shaw-Stewart, Julian Grenfell (1888-1915) is remembered today for just one poem. That poem is 'Into Battle', one of the finest lyrics of the Great War. Yet its reception history has been uneven. Second in popularity only to Brooke's 'The Soldier' during and immediately after the War, 'Into Battle' is now either awkwardly ignored or explicitly condemned. When Jon Silkin included it in his Penguin Book of First World War Poetry, he marked its title with an asterisk in the contents page, explaining that he 'dissented from the implied judgments of taste' of... 9. Rebecca's War Dog of the Week: Rags the One-Eyed Dog BY: Thomas E. Ricks AT URL: <http://ricks.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2010/02/05/rebeccas_war_dog_of_the_week_rags_the_one_eyed_dog> By Rebecca Frankel Best Defense Chief Canine Correspondent Rags took a kind of bow and licked his chops again. -The NY Times, November 4, 1930 Last week, in our inaugural post in the Wardog series, we visited a brave bomb-sniffing dog who patrols the roads in Afghanistan. This week I thought we'd take a step back in time to one of the first, and most beloved, wardogs. On March 22, 1936 a lengthy obituary ran in the New York Times: Rags, Dog Veteran of War, Is Dead at 20; Terrier That Lost Eye in Service is Honored. The article... 10. A Telling an Old Sub Tale: History Only Helps if We Let It! BY: Defense Springboard AT URL: <http://blog.usni.org/2010/02/08/a-telling-an-old-sub-tale-history-only-helps-if-we-let-it/> Back in a February 2008 issue of Naval History, a piece by Admiral Charles R. Larson (Retired), Captain Clinton Wright (Retired) and Paul Stilwell caught my eye. The article, “The Sculpin’s Lost Mission: A Nuclear Submarine in the Vietnam War”, details a forgotten patrol by the USS Sculpin (SSN-590). It is an article that deserves a second–if not a third–glance. Why? Many of the challenges encountered during the Sculpin’s little-noted 2300- mile romp through the littorals remain relevant today. For the Sculpin, this was a tough tasking. During the 1972 patrol, the Sculpin tracked gun-running... 11. At Last, a Shackleton at the South Pole BY: Phil Ewing AT URL: <http://militarytimes.com/blogs/scoopdeck/2010/02/10/at-last-a-shackleton-at-the-south-pole/> Navy Reserve Cmdr. Scott Shackleton this week visited the South Pole that his legendary ancestor, Sir Ernest Shackleton, never saw // Military Sealift Command The Anglo-Irish explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton tried thrice to reach the South Pole and was thrice denied, but all his American descendant had to do to get there was step off a plane. Cmdr. Scott Shackleton, a U.S. Navy reservist, flew to Antarctica Jan. 26 as part of a mission to resupply McMurdo Station from the Military Sealift Command tanker Paul Buck and its chartered container ship American Tern. Today’s Shackleton was charged with overseeing the... 12. The Hooligan Navy BY: Christopher Albon AT URL: <http://blog.usni.org/2010/02/11/the-hooligan-navy/> Ernest Hemingway had a plan. He and his friends would locate a U-Boat, get in close, then throw grenades into open hatches. Luckily for future lovers of literature, his plan was never attempted. Sparing a miracle, he would not have lasted five minutes against the Kriegsmarine. Nevertheless, in 1942-1943 the author actively patrolled Caribbean waters, hunting U-Boats and German spies. Hemingway made his quixotic patrols on his 38 foot wooden fishing boat, named El Pilar. With his crew of friends and ample alcohol, he stalked the waters near Cuba. Hemingway never made a confirmed U-Boat sighting... ----- 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 -----