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Table of Contents 1. Across the Black Waters by George Simmers at Great War Fiction 2. Mexican-American War: Upset at Buena Vista by n/a at About.com Military History 3. Caricature of Leigh-Mallory… by Ross at Thoughts on Military History 4. James Parm by Steve Soper at Third Michigan Infantry Research Project 5. Alexander Parks by Steve Soper at Third Michigan Infantry Research Project 6. ** ** 3rd Corps, 1st Division by Jenny at Draw the Sword (and Throw Away the Scabbard) 7. <Br> <Br>*Rainbow Division Fighting Stories*<Br> the Rainbow by email@example.com (david homsher) at Doughboy Diaries from WWI 8. The Ragtime Infantry by firstname.lastname@example.org (Tim Kendall) at War Poetry 9. Google Earth Quiz Number Three<Br><Br>Faithful Readers of This by email@example.com (dw) at of Battlefields and Bibliophiles 10. ** ** 5th Corps, 1st Division, 3rd Brigade by Jenny at Draw the Sword (and Throw Away the Scabbard) 11. Charles Parker by Steve Soper at Third Michigan Infantry Research Project 12. Top 20 War Films… by Ross at Thoughts on Military History 13. Booknotes Iii (February '10 ) by firstname.lastname@example.org (Drew@CWBA) at Civil War Books and Authors 14. Albert C. Parker by Steve Soper at Third Michigan Infantry Research Project Contents 1. Across the Black Waters BY: George Simmers AT: Great War Fiction URL: <http://greatwarfiction.wordpress.com/2010/02/22/across-the-black-waters/> For an intriguingly different view of the Great War, I recommend Across the Black Waters (1940) by Mulk Raj Anand. It recounts the experiences of an Indian regiment brought hastily to France in 1914, and the impact of the War on men from half the world away. These are professional soldiers, mostly second third or fourth sons who have left their villages with the intention of sending back enough money to help pay off the family mortgage. A few might actually manage to win a medal, which will earn them a pension and make their old age comfortable. These men... 2. Mexican-American War: Upset at Buena Vista BY: n/a AT: About.com Military History URL: <http://militaryhistory.about.com/b/2010/02/22/mexican-american-war-upset-at-buena-vista.htm> February 22-23, 1847 - American forces under Maj. Gen. Zachary Taylor (right) win the Battle of Buena Vista. Though stripped of most of his troops by Pres. James K. Polk, Taylor pushed south from Saltillo in early 1847. Alerted to the approach of Gen. Antonio López de Santa Anna's army of 15,000, he withdrew and assumed a defensive position in a mountain pass near Buena Vista. Initial Mexican attacks were repulsed late on February 22. The next morning Santa Anna opened the battle in earnest. Throughout the day, Taylor's 4,500 men were hard pressed. The battle turned on the arrival... 3. Caricature of Leigh-Mallory… BY: Ross AT: Thoughts on Military History URL: <http://thoughtsonmilitaryhistory.wordpress.com/2010/02/22/caricature-of-leigh-mallory/> Here is a great caricature I found in Air Chief Marshal Sir Trafford Leigh-Mallory’s papers at the RAF Museum this past Thursday. It shows Leigh-Mallory running a rapier through Reichsmarshall Hermann Goering. I think it is great euphemism for the battle between the RAF and the Luftwaffe. Also it shows Leigh-Mallory as the valiant fighter [...]... 4. James Parm BY: Steve Soper AT: Third Michigan Infantry Research Project URL: <http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MenOfTheTheThirdMichiganInfantry/~3/Br9VmngrIgQ/james-parm.html> James Parm was born around 1827 in England.James immigrated to North America, possibly settling in Canada where his first child was born.He married Elizabeth Sampson (1828-1869), and they probably had at least five children: James (b. 1851 in Canada), Margaret (b. 1857 in Illinois), Joseph (b. 1858 in Illinois), William (b. 1864 in Michigan) and John (b. 1866 in Michigan).James eventually left Canada and by 1857 had settled his family in Illinois where they were living in 1858.By 1860 James had moved to Michigan and was working as a mill hand who could not read or write... 5. Alexander Parks BY: Steve Soper AT: Third Michigan Infantry Research Project URL: <http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MenOfTheTheThirdMichiganInfantry/~3/tD77TQin-7g/alexander-parks.html> Alexander Parks was born on September 7, 1829, in New York, the son or grandson of Smith III (1777-1859) and Catharine (Sitzer, 1778-1856).Alexander’s parents were both born in New York and presumably married there in about 1798, and for many years lived in New York State. By 1843 the family had moved westward and were living in Dallas, Clinton County, Michigan. (In fact, both Catharine and Smith died in Fowler, Clinton County.)Alexander was probably living in Dallas where he married Vermont native Susan M. Sergent (1833-1885), on December 28, 1848, and they had at least... 6. ** ** 3rd Corps, 1st Division BY: Jenny AT: Draw the Sword (and Throw Away the Scabbard) URL: <http://www.drawthesword.goellnitz.org/2010/02/3rd-corps-1st-division/> Birney’s Division were members of the Third Corps in the Army of the Potomac. Location: Peach Orchard Monument Specifications: Rock hewn stone square monument with bronze descriptive plaque affixed to front. Erected Date: 1910. Inscription: The tablet reads as follows, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC THIRD CORPS FIRST DIVISION Major General David B. Birney Brigadier General J. H. Hobart Ward July 1. This Division was at Emmitsburg covering roads from Fairfield and Gettysburg. Shortly after 3 P. M. marched to Gettysburg leaving De Trobriand’s Brigade. July 2. This Brigade rejoined. At about 7 A. M. Birney relieved Geary’s 2D Division 12th... 7. <Br> <Br>*Rainbow Division Fighting Stories*<Br> the Rainbow BY: email@example.com (david homsher) AT: Doughboy Diaries from WWI URL: <http://doughboydiaries.blogspot.com/2010/02/rainbow-division-fighting-stories.html> RAINBOW DIVISION FIGHTING STORIES The Rainbow (U.S. 42nd Division) got hit with a gas attack shortly after they moved in and a man who was there remembered later a doctor tearing off his mask to operate on a casualty, and later "…men were going blind one after another and being ordered to the hospital. Often by the time they got to the ambulance, the man leading was himself blind and both got into the ambulance together….By ten o'clock in the morning fully two thirds of the company had been blinded." For variety, high explosives could come over instead of... 8. The Ragtime Infantry BY: firstname.lastname@example.org (Tim Kendall) AT: War Poetry URL: <http://war-poets.blogspot.com/2010/02/ragtime-infantry.html> Mention Berlin, and many of us will picture things which no longer exist: the Wall, Checkpoint Charlie, Hitler's bunker. 34% of the city's buildings were destroyed during the Second World War, which is why Berlin proves in extremis that cities are palimpsests.Later this week, my wife will be speaking at an international bat conference, leaving me to tour war memorials and the intriguingly-named Anti-Kriegs-Museum. Here is the soundtrack to the visit:We are Fred Karno's army, we are the ragtime infantry.We cannot fight, we cannot shoot, what bleeding use are we?And when we get to Berlin, we'll... 9. Google Earth Quiz Number Three<Br><Br>Faithful Readers of This BY: email@example.com (dw) AT: of Battlefields and Bibliophiles URL: <http://obab.blogspot.com/2010/02/google-earth-quiz-number-three-faithful.html> Google Earth Quiz Number ThreeFaithful readers of this blog—and I do you mean you, Luke—will recall the first two Google Earth quizes I offered up as a little diversion for you geography lovers. Quiz One can be seen here. Here are the answers to that quiz. Quiz Two is located here (the answers for Quiz Two are found in the last of the 3 comments attached to that post). This time around I've snapped some aerial views of 13 Civil War-related buildings and one fort. In some photos, a yellow pushpin indicates the building in question. Name... 10. ** ** 5th Corps, 1st Division, 3rd Brigade BY: Jenny AT: Draw the Sword (and Throw Away the Scabbard) URL: <http://www.drawthesword.goellnitz.org/2010/02/5th-corps-1st-division-3rd-brigade/> Vincent’s Brigade were members of the Fifth Corps in Barnes’ Division. Location: Sykes Avenue, Little Round Top Monument Specifications: Bronze marker with a square stone base. Marks the position and action of the brigade. Erected Date: ca. 1912. Inscription: The tablet reads as follows, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC FIFTH CORPS FIRST DIVISION THIRD BRIGADE Col. Strong Vincent Col. James C. Rice 20th Maine 16th Michigan 44th New York 83D Pennsylvania Infantry July 2. After 4 P. M. moved with the Division left in front to the support of the Third Corps line. The Brigade was detached and took position on... 11. Charles Parker BY: Steve Soper AT: Third Michigan Infantry Research Project URL: <http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MenOfTheTheThirdMichiganInfantry/~3/SmHMz9a9v3o/charles-parker.html> Charles Parker was born in 1833 in Wayne County, Michigan, possibly the son of Alanson (b. 1797) and stepson of Sarah (b. 1818).Vermonter Alanson married Connecticut native Sarah and moved from New York to Michigan and by 1840 was possibly living in Washtenaw County. In 1850 Charles was attending school and working as a farmer with his father and older brother Henry in Handy, Livingston County.Charles married Michigan native Elizabeth (b. 1839), probably in Michigan, and they had at least two children: Mary Stone Parker (b. 1856) and David H. (b. 1858).By 1860 Charles was working as a... 12. Top 20 War Films… BY: Ross AT: Thoughts on Military History URL: <http://thoughtsonmilitaryhistory.wordpress.com/2010/02/18/top-20-war-films/> Ok continuing on from the previous post we have now got a list of our top 20 war films. There are some good films listed with Vietnam now making an appearance. What of pre-20th century subjects? Is there more to be added? Battle of Britain Waterloo Zulu A Bridge Too Far Black Book The Longest Day The Desert Fox Dambusters All Quiet on the [...]... 13. Booknotes Iii (February '10 ) BY: firstname.lastname@example.org (Drew@CWBA) AT: Civil War Books and Authors URL: <http://cwba.blogspot.com/2010/02/booknotes-iii-february-10.html> ... 14. Albert C. Parker BY: Steve Soper AT: Third Michigan Infantry Research Project URL: <http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MenOfTheTheThirdMichiganInfantry/~3/sbFep4iLrrk/albert-c-parker.html> Albert C. Parker was born on March 31, 1838, in Niagara County, New York.In 1860 there was an Albert C. Parker living in Columbus, Chenango County, New York. In any case, Albert eventually left New York and came to Michigan sometime before the war broke out.He stood 5’9’ with dark eyes, hair and complexion and was a 23-year-old mechanic who had just moved to Grand Rapids from Wyoming, Wyoming County, New York, when he enlisted in Company A on May 13, 1861. He was shot in the right hip on August 29, 1862, at Second Bull Run, and... ----- 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 -----