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Table of Contents 1. Galsworthy’s ‘the Burning Spear’ by George Simmers at Great War Fiction 2. Ephraim Parsons by Steve Soper at Third Michigan Infantry Research Project 3. John Allan Wyeth: 'Souilly: Hospital' by email@example.com (Tim Kendall) at War Poetry 4. William T. Parshall by Steve Soper at Third Michigan Infantry Research Project 5. ** ** 11th Corps, 2nd Division by Jenny at Draw the Sword (and Throw Away the Scabbard) 6. Photo Gallery: American Fighters of World War Ii by n/a at About.com Military History 7. George Parrott by Steve Soper at Third Michigan Infantry Research Project 8. Why the Civil Rights Movement Was an Insurgency by Mark Grimsley at Blog Them Out of the Stone Age 9. Beard: "Blue Springs: a History of the Desperate Battles at Blue Springs for the Control of Upper East Tennessee During the Civil War" by firstname.lastname@example.org (Drew@CWBA) at Civil War Books and Authors 10. In the Next War by Brett Holman at Airminded 11. ** ** 12th Corps, Artillery Brigade by Jenny at Draw the Sword (and Throw Away the Scabbard) 12. Leonard Parrish by Steve Soper at Third Michigan Infantry Research Project 13. Ma in Air Power at the University of Birmingham by Ross at Thoughts on Military History 14. 19 February 1945; Assault on Iwo Jima by UltimaRatioReg at http://blog.usni.org/2010/02/19/19-february-1945-assault-on-iwo-jima/ 15. Dewey’s Flagship Fights Another Battle by Phil Ewing at http://militarytimes.com/blogs/scoopdeck/2010/02/26/deweys-flagship-fights-another-battle/ Contents 1. Galsworthy’s ‘the Burning Spear’ BY: George Simmers AT: Great War Fiction URL: <http://greatwarfiction.wordpress.com/2010/02/26/galsworthys-the-burning-spear/> When John Galsworthy is remembered now it is as the chronicler of upper-middle classes in The Forsyte Saga. His reputation among modern readers, I think, is as the provider of a superior soap opera, perceptive and well-written, but essentially not very challenging. His posthumous reputation certainly hasn’t lived up to the expectations of 1929. There was another Galsworthy, who wrote rather wild satirical fantasies, and the Great War seems to have encouraged this Galsworthy at the expense of the other. I wrote a while back about his 1917 farce, Foundations, which imagined a post-war Britain riven by... 2. Ephraim Parsons BY: Steve Soper AT: Third Michigan Infantry Research Project URL: <http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MenOfTheTheThirdMichiganInfantry/~3/WGeGCdtRuTs/ephraim-parsons.html> Ephraim Parsons was born in 1819 in Tuscarora, Frederick County, Maryland, possibly the son of Isaac (1790-1872). Ephraim married New York native Ann or Anna Tinkler (1820-1885), and they had at least two children: Ephraim (1847-1927) and Mary (1857-1878).By 1847 Ephraim and his wife were living in Ohio but by 1857 they had settled in Michigan. (He may have been the same Ephraim W. Parsons who may have been born on October 10, 1812 or 1814, married Sarah E. Laws (b. 1815), on November 27, 1841, in Worcester County, Maryland and who was still living... 3. John Allan Wyeth: 'Souilly: Hospital' BY: email@example.com (Tim Kendall) AT: War Poetry URL: <http://war-poets.blogspot.com/2010/02/john-allan-wyeth-souilly-hospital.html> The penultimate sonnet of John Allan Wyeth's This Man's Army, quoted below with permission, typifies that poet's brutal candour. Whether in a French brothel, reporting the obliteration of comrades hit by bombs, or hinting at the onset of the flu epidemic at the end of the war, Wyeth writes with a dispassion more troubling than emotional engagement.This time, however, Wyeth's encounter with some German prisoners-of-war does provoke an unusually personal response. Soldiers of the Great War fought a largely invisible enemy, which meant that direct encounters with prisoners-of-war inspired shock as well as various more predictable... 4. William T. Parshall BY: Steve Soper AT: Third Michigan Infantry Research Project URL: <http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MenOfTheTheThirdMichiganInfantry/~3/889x56PL_1Q/william-t-parshall.html> William T. Parshall was born in 1818 in New York, the son of Terry (1795-1864) and Mary or Lydia (Hulse, 1796-1845).New Yorkers Terry and Lydia were married in about 1813 in Chemung County, New York and they lived in New York for many years. Terry was living in Springwater, Ontario (probably Livingston) County in 1820 and in Springwater, Livingston County in 1830. Terry eventually moved his family to Michigan and by 1845 when Lydia died they were living in Shiawassee County. In 1847 Terry married his second wife, Rebecca Russell in Shiawassee County, Michigan and by 1850... 5. ** ** 11th Corps, 2nd Division BY: Jenny AT: Draw the Sword (and Throw Away the Scabbard) URL: <http://www.drawthesword.goellnitz.org/2010/02/11th-corps-2nd-division/> Von Steinwher’s Division were members of the Eleventh Corps of the Army of the Potomac. Location: Baltimore Pike, opposite National Cemetery 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 ELEVENTH CORPS SECOND DIVISION Brig. General Adolph Von Steinwehr First Brigade Col. Charles R. Coster Second Brigade Col. Orland Smith July 1. Arrived about 2 P. M. and went into position on Cemetery Hill supporting Battery I First New York Artillery and covered the commanding position there skirmishers taking possession of a... 6. Photo Gallery: American Fighters of World War Ii BY: n/a AT: About.com Military History URL: <http://militaryhistory.about.com/b/2010/02/24/photo-gallery-american-fighters-of-world-war-ii.htm> At the outbreak of World War II the United States possessed a variety of fighters, many of which were inferior to their Axis opposition. As the war progressed, the American aviation industry designed and produced numerous new fighters which aided in gaining air superiority over Europe and the Pacific for the Allies. Several of these became iconic aircraft from the conflict. Share your thoughts on your favor fighter of World War II. Photograph Courtesy of the US Air Force Photo Gallery: American Fighters of World War II originally appeared on About.com Military History on Wednesday, February 24th, 2010 at 01... 7. George Parrott BY: Steve Soper AT: Third Michigan Infantry Research Project URL: <http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MenOfTheTheThirdMichiganInfantry/~3/SRoaUXq2CRI/george-parrott.html> George Parrott was born on December 26, 1831, in Paris, France, the son of Charles (1808-1870) and Elizabeth (b. 1812).Charles and his wife Elizabeth took their family, left France and immigrated to the United States settling in Michigan sometime between 1843 and 1845. By 1860 Charles had settled his family in Lowell, Kent County where he worked as a farmer; also living with him was another son Jacob and his family. Indeed Charles lived the rest of his life in the Lowell area.George married New York native Helen (1833-1921) and they had at least five children: Lafayette... 8. Why the Civil Rights Movement Was an Insurgency BY: Mark Grimsley AT: Blog Them Out of the Stone Age URL: <http://warhistorian.org/wordpress/?p=2272> This article appears in the current issue of MHQ [Military History Quarterly]. It’s also available online. In 1962 David Galula, a cerebral-looking French lieutenant colonel, arrived at Harvard University’s Center for International Affairs as a research fellow. Powerfully influenced by his observations of postwar insurgencies and his 21 months as a company commander in the 1954–1962 [...]... 9. Beard: "Blue Springs: a History of the Desperate Battles at Blue Springs for the Control of Upper East Tennessee During the Civil War" BY: firstname.lastname@example.org (Drew@CWBA) AT: Civil War Books and Authors URL: <http://cwba.blogspot.com/2010/02/beard-blue-springs-history-of-desperate.html> ... 10. In the Next War BY: Brett Holman AT: Airminded URL: <http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/airminded/~3/017BhBydGgk/> In the Next War’ was a short series of books published in Britain in 1938 and 1939, edited by Basil Liddell Hart. Unlike the earlier To-day and To-morrow books which attempted to predict things to come, these were much less eclectic and much more narrowly focused on future warfare: airpower; seapower; tanks, infantry and the Territorials; gas, civilians and propaganda. The actual arrival of the next war in 1939 seems to have cut the series short, as two of these were never published (those on infantry and, to my regret, civilians). The authors were also drawn from a... 11. ** ** 12th Corps, Artillery Brigade BY: Jenny AT: Draw the Sword (and Throw Away the Scabbard) URL: <http://www.drawthesword.goellnitz.org/2010/02/12th-corps-artillery-brigade/> Muhlenberg’s Brigade were members of the Twelfth Corps and served as that unit’s artillery. Location: Hunt Avenue and Baltimore Pike 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 TWELFTH CORPS ARTILLERY BRIGADE Lieut. Edward D. Muhlenberg 1st New York Battery M Four 10 Pounders Lieut. Charles E. Winegar Penna. Battery E Six 10 Pounders Lieut. Charles A. Atwell 4th U. S. Battery F Six 10 Pounders Lieut. Sylvanus T Rugg 5th U. S. Battery K Four 10... 12. Leonard Parrish BY: Steve Soper AT: Third Michigan Infantry Research Project URL: <http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MenOfTheTheThirdMichiganInfantry/~3/OFDFfjZ1NYo/leonard-parrish.html> Leonard Parrish was born in 1838 in Wayne County, Michigan.By 1860 Leonard was working as a fisherman and living with a shingle-maker by the name of John Olim in Solon, Kent County.Leonard stood 5’11” with blue eyes, light hair and a light complexion and was 23 years old possibly from Jackson County when he enlisted in Company C on May 13, 1861. Leonard was wounded on May 31, 1862, at Fair Oaks, Virginia. According to a friend, Chauncey Smith of Company F, “Len Parish was very slightly [wounded] in the leg. He took the ball out himself.” He was... 13. Ma in Air Power at the University of Birmingham BY: Ross AT: Thoughts on Military History URL: <http://thoughtsonmilitaryhistory.wordpress.com/2010/02/22/ma-in-air-power-at-the-university-of-birmingham/> The University of Birmingham will in September 2010 be launching a new part-time Masters degree in Air Power. Entitled Air Power: History, Theory and Practice. The course will be led by Air Commodore (Ret’d) Peter Gray who is Senior Research Fellow in Air Power Studies, a position funded by the Royal Aeronautical Society, and other air power [...]... 14. 19 February 1945; Assault on Iwo Jima BY: UltimaRatioReg AT URL: <http://blog.usni.org/2010/02/19/19-february-1945-assault-on-iwo-jima/> Shortly after 0830 on 19 February 1945, the assault ships, landing ships, landing craft, and LVTs standing off the beach of the Japanese stronghold of Iwo Jima saw the “Romeo” flag appear on the signal bridges of the designated ships of Richmond K. Turner’s Task Force 51. Radios crackled with the identical message: “Land the Landing Force”. As the coxwains steered the amtracks and landing craft into assault waves and headed toward the beach, the bloodiest and most difficult 26 days in the history of the Marine Corps began. Fighting savagely against an entrenched, skilled, and determined foe, the forces... 15. Dewey’s Flagship Fights Another Battle BY: Phil Ewing AT URL: <http://militarytimes.com/blogs/scoopdeck/2010/02/26/deweys-flagship-fights-another-battle/> The cruiser Olympia in its heyday // NavHistHerCom Apparently it wasn’t enough to defeat the Spanish in Manila Bay under the command of Adm. George Dewey — now his flagship, the cruiser Olympia, has to fight the ravages of time and our stagnant economy. The organization that runs the Olympia, which is moored in Philadelphia as a museum ship, has said it can no longer afford to maintain it, and is looking for a new owner with $30 million to tow the cruiser someplace else, restore it, and put it on display. So how about it — can anybody out there come... ----- 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 -----