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Table of Contents 1. On Weary Clyburn and John Venable: an Invitation to Discuss the Research of Earl L. Ijames on Black Confederates by Brooks D. Simpson at Civil Warriors 2. Siddali (Ed.): "Missouri's War: the Civil War in Documents" by firstname.lastname@example.org (Drew@CWBA) at Civil War Books and Authors 3. Military History Carnival 21 by Brett Holman at Airminded 4. Mortimer E. Parish by Steve Soper at Third Michigan Infantry Research Project 5. Sarah Ann Lamin (Annie) by email@example.com (Pte Harry Lamin) at WW1: Experiences of an English Soldier 6. Heman Parish by Steve Soper at Third Michigan Infantry Research Project 7. Mea Culpa - Godewaersvelde! by firstname.lastname@example.org (Sue Light) at This Intrepid Band 8. Who's Who in Wartime by email@example.com (Sue Light) at This Intrepid Band 9. William H. Paradise by Steve Soper at Third Michigan Infantry Research Project 10. The Grahame-White Factory by Ross at Thoughts on Military History 11. Chandler J. Palmiter by Steve Soper at Third Michigan Infantry Research Project 12. A War Poetry Collection by George Simmers at Great War Fiction Contents 1. On Weary Clyburn and John Venable: an Invitation to Discuss the Research of Earl L. Ijames on Black Confederates BY: Brooks D. Simpson AT: Civil Warriors URL: <http://civilwarriors.net/wordpress/?p=2064> Over the past several days there has been a good deal of discussion concerning the research of Earl L. Ijames, a curator at the North Carolina Museum of History. Mr. Ijames has been researching the Civil War military service of black Carolinians. Among his findings are that two blacks, Weary Clyburn and John Venable, served [...]... 2. Siddali (Ed.): "Missouri's War: the Civil War in Documents" BY: firstname.lastname@example.org (Drew@CWBA) AT: Civil War Books and Authors URL: <http://cwba.blogspot.com/2010/02/siddali-ed-missouris-war-civil-war-in.html> ... 3. Military History Carnival 21 BY: Brett Holman AT: Airminded URL: <http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/airminded/~3/JO1PtDxGPsI/> Cross-posted at Cliopatria.] Welcome to the restored Military History Carnival, a round-up of the best military history blogging of the last month. Since history is just one damn thing after another, let’s try this as a chronology. 327-5 BCE: Alexander the Great’s army fights yeti in India. 122 CE: Construction of Hadrian’s wall begins in order to amuse 20th century children. 1202: Venice builds a fleet of Landing Ships (Knight) for the Fourth Crusade. 1861-5: Black Confederates probably don’t exist, but if they did here’s what it would take to convince reasonable historians. 1914-9: The... 4. Mortimer E. Parish BY: Steve Soper AT: Third Michigan Infantry Research Project URL: <http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MenOfTheTheThirdMichiganInfantry/~3/_9_CvRL9NOs/mortimer-e-parish.html> Mortimer E. Parish was born in 1840 in Bennington, Wyoming County, New York, the son of Asa W. (b. 1817) and Catharine (b. 1817).New York natives Asa and Catharine settled in New York where they lived for some years before moving west and settling in Michigan. By 1850 Asa was working as a laborer and Mortimer was living with his family in Plainfield, Kent County. By 1860 he may have been a farmer and sawyer living with and/or working for a farmer by the name of John Dinsbach in Alpine, Kent County. He may also have been residing... 5. Sarah Ann Lamin (Annie) BY: email@example.com (Pte Harry Lamin) AT: WW1: Experiences of an English Soldier URL: <http://wwar1.blogspot.com/2010/02/sarah-anne-lamin-annie.html> Click on any image to enlarge)Annie was regularly mentioned in Harry's letters. It would seem that Ethel's sister-in-law provided much needed support while Harry was otherwise engaged in the war. Some of her story, although a diversion from the main plot, may be interesting to the reader.Sarah was born in 1874 and so was 13 years older than Harry, 4 years older than Kate. Like Harry and the rest of her siblings, she attended Awsworth Board School. The sampler was produced as part of that education. Spot the deliberate mistake? I wonder if Annie ever noticed. For... 6. Heman Parish BY: Steve Soper AT: Third Michigan Infantry Research Project URL: <http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MenOfTheTheThirdMichiganInfantry/~3/34Ac-xuwNEU/heman-parish.html> Heman Parish was born on July 29, 1840, in Morristown, St. Lawrence County, New York, the son of Luther (b. 1786) and Fannie (Carpenter, b. 1802).Luther left his home in Vermont and moved to St. Lawrence County, where he was living in 1820 (Hague) and in 1830 (Gouvernour). He eventually married New Yorker Fanny sometime before 1827, probably in New York where they resided for many years. By 1850 Heman was attending school with his older siblings and living with his family in Morristown, St. Lawrence County where his father was unemployed. Luther eventually moved his family to western... 7. Mea Culpa - Godewaersvelde! BY: firstname.lastname@example.org (Sue Light) AT: This Intrepid Band URL: <http://greatwarnurses.blogspot.com/2010/02/mea-culpa-godewaersvelde.html> I was in Warwick last week at the Heart of England branch of the Western Front Association, and while there was asked about nurses killed during the shelling of casualty clearing stations. By that time my brain had turned to mush, and I expressed some doubt that the one nurse buried at Godewaersvelde had died as a result of enemy action. As it's unlikely in the extreme that a nurse would die at a CCS as a result of anything other than enemy action, I was on to a loser from the start! But to put the record straight, the... 8. Who's Who in Wartime BY: email@example.com (Sue Light) AT: This Intrepid Band URL: <http://greatwarnurses.blogspot.com/2010/02/whos-who-in-wartime.html> I've recently written a new article on the different services that together made up the British Military Nursing Services during the Great War. It explains (I hope) the difference between them, how they originated, and what happened to them at the end of the war. It's been published on the Western Front Association website, and can be found here:British Military Nurses and the Great War - a Guide to the ServicesAnd of course, lots more interesting stuff on the WFA website:Western Front Association... 9. William H. Paradise BY: Steve Soper AT: Third Michigan Infantry Research Project URL: <http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MenOfTheTheThirdMichiganInfantry/~3/QBHiwUGAV14/william-h-paradise.html> William H. Paradise was born on September 1, 1842, in Allegan, Allegan County, Michigan.His family eventually moved north from Allegan County and had settled in the vicinity of Fremont, Newaygo County, by 1855 when William was enrolled in the school at Elm Corners (present-day Fremont).William stood 5’9” with black eyes, dark hair and a fair complexion and was 18 years old and probably working as a laborer and still living in Newaygo County when he enlisted with the consent of the Justice of the Peace in Company H on May 6, 1861. (Company H, formerly the “Muskegon Rangers... 10. The Grahame-White Factory BY: Ross AT: Thoughts on Military History URL: <http://thoughtsonmilitaryhistory.wordpress.com/2010/02/12/the-grahame-white-factory/> Yesterday while at the RAF Museum at Hendon I was able to go into the Grahame-White Factory, which houses the bulk of the museums First World War collection. This is the first time I have been able to view the collection as I did not realise that this section of the museum is on open [...]... 11. Chandler J. Palmiter BY: Steve Soper AT: Third Michigan Infantry Research Project URL: <http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MenOfTheTheThirdMichiganInfantry/~3/eJ-sPRGqy58/chandler-j-palmiter.html> Chandler J. Palmiter was born in 1845 in Ohio or New York, the son of Philander (b. 1824) and Grace (Flick, b. 1824).New York native Philander married Pennsylvanian Grace and they eventually settled in Ohio by about 1845. The family left Ohio sometime between 1848 and 1854 by which time they had settled in Michigan. By 1860 Chandler was attending school with three of his younger siblings and living with his family on a farm Lowell, Kent County.Chandler stood 5’10” with blue eyes, light hair and a light complexion and was 16 years old and possibly still living with... 12. A War Poetry Collection BY: George Simmers AT: Great War Fiction URL: <http://greatwarfiction.wordpress.com/2010/02/11/a-war-poetry-collection/> Dean Echenberg sends me the address of his website, which contains details of his very large collection of poetry by or about those who experienced war and then wrote about it. An impressive checklist, ranging from Sumerian times to the present day. He lists books about poetry, as well as actual books of verse, and there is certainly a great deal there that I did not know. Mr Echenberg hopes one day to house his five thousand volumes in an academic institution, where it can be used for research – but meanwhile I can’t help but wonder where he keeps them... ----- 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 -----