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Table of Contents 1. William Paustle by Steve Soper at Third Michigan Infantry Research Project 2. Ways Out of War by Mark Grimsley at Blog Them Out of the Stone Age 3. ** ** 5th Corps, 2nd Division, 1st Brigade by Jenny at Draw the Sword (and Throw Away the Scabbard) 4. Duxford and North Weald by Brett Holman at Airminded 5. Korean War: Matthew Ridgway Born by n/a at About.com Military History 6. Austin Paustle by Steve Soper at Third Michigan Infantry Research Project 7. Mulk Raj Anand in Bloomsbury by George Simmers at Great War Fiction 8. ** ** Nelson’s Battalion, Artillery Reserve, Ewell’s Corps by Jenny at Draw the Sword (and Throw Away the Scabbard) 9. Coker: "the Battle of Port Royal" by firstname.lastname@example.org (Drew@CWBA) at Civil War Books and Authors 10. Henry J. Patterson by Steve Soper at Third Michigan Infantry Research Project 11. World War Ii: Air Forces Over the Bismarck Sea by n/a at About.com Military History 12. Louis Passineau by Steve Soper at Third Michigan Infantry Research Project 13. “Well, It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time…” by SteelJaw at http://blog.usni.org/2010/02/27/well-it-seemed-like-a-good-idea-at-the-time/ 14. When the Navy Was Mod, Baby by Phil Ewing at http://militarytimes.com/blogs/scoopdeck/2010/03/02/when-the-navy-was-mod-baby/ Contents 1. William Paustle BY: Steve Soper AT: Third Michigan Infantry Research Project URL: <http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MenOfTheTheThirdMichiganInfantry/~3/zgor2mgciWk/william-paustle.html> William Paustle was born in 1842, in Ohio.William’s father was born in Pennsylvania and his mother in New York. William eventually left Ohio and settled in western Michigan.He stood 5’5” with dark eyes and hair and a light complexion and was 22 years old and probably a mechanic working in Barry County, Michigan, when he enlisted in Company E on January 27, 1864, at Grand Rapids for 3 years, crediting Barry County, and was mustered January 28. He joined the Regiment on February 10, and was transferred to Company E, Fifth Michigan infantry upon consolidation of the Third and Fifth... 2. Ways Out of War BY: Mark Grimsley AT: Blog Them Out of the Stone Age URL: <http://warhistorian.org/wordpress/?p=2294> Military historians tend to assume that war is transhistorical — that as the Bible says, there will always be wars and rumors of wars. But the Bible assumed that there would always be slavery as well, and that turns out not to have been the case. One could object that pockets of slavery still exist, [...]... 3. ** ** 5th Corps, 2nd Division, 1st Brigade BY: Jenny AT: Draw the Sword (and Throw Away the Scabbard) URL: <http://www.drawthesword.goellnitz.org/2010/03/5th-corps-2nd-division-1st-brigade/> Day’s Brigade were members of the Fifth Corps in Ayres Division. Location: Ayres Avenue, Houck’s Ridge 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 SECOND DIVISION FIRST BRIGADE Col. Hannibal Day 3D (6 Cos.) 4th (4 Cos.) 6th (5 Cos.) 12th (8 Cos.) 14th (8 Cos.) U. S. Infantry July 2. Moved left in front with the Division late in the day from the Baltimore Pike near Rock Creek to Little Round Top and Third... 4. Duxford and North Weald BY: Brett Holman AT: Airminded URL: <http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/airminded/~3/aZswu2L6PsE/> This post relates to my trip to England and Wales in September 2009. The day after the Shuttleworth Collection visit, Trevor again kindly offered his services as chauffeur and guide, this time to Imperial War Museum Duxford. I’d only been to IWM London on my first visit to London; since IWM Duxford has a specific aviation focus I was keen to rectify its omission! Along with a Victor, this Avro Shackleton stood outside for a long time, exposed to the elements. They’re both now inside; although they haven’t been restored (by the looks of them), at least they won’t deteriorate... 5. Korean War: Matthew Ridgway Born BY: n/a AT: About.com Military History URL: <http://militaryhistory.about.com/b/2010/03/02/korean-war-matthew-ridgway-born.htm> March 3, 1895 - General Matthew B. Ridgway (right) is born. A self-professed "army brat," Ridgway graduated from West Point in 1917. Though he failed to see combat during World War I, he quickly proved a gifted officer and worked his way through the ranks. Assigned to lead the 82nd Airborne Division during the early months of World War II, he oversaw their actions during the invasions of Sicily, Italy, and Normandy. Promoted, he commanded the XVIII Airborne Corps for the remainder of the war with his men fighting during Operation Market-Garden and the Battle of the Bulge. With... 6. Austin Paustle BY: Steve Soper AT: Third Michigan Infantry Research Project URL: <http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MenOfTheTheThirdMichiganInfantry/~3/vGzG-4g2ZrM/austin-paustle.html> Austin Paustle was born in 1844 in Ohio.Austin left Ohio and settled in western Michigan sometime before 1862.He stood 5’6” with black eyes, dark hair and a dark complexion and was an 18-year-old farmer possibly living in Ionia County when he enlisted in Company H on March 8, 1862, at Saranac, Ionia County for 3 years, and was mustered the same day. (He is not found in the 1905 Third Michigan Regimental history, although he is found in the Regimental history for the Twenty-seventh Michigan. )Austin was wounded, probably at Fair Oaks, Virginia, on May 31... 7. Mulk Raj Anand in Bloomsbury BY: George Simmers AT: Great War Fiction URL: <http://greatwarfiction.wordpress.com/2010/02/28/mulk-raj-anand-in-bloomsbury/> Mulk Raj Anand, as a young man. Mulk Raj Anand, author of the epic novel about sepoys on the Salient, Across the Black Waters, was not only an interesting man, but surprisingly well-connected. He was born in 1905 in Peshawar, the son of Lal Chand, coppersmith and soldier, and early in his life became a rebel. In 1919 he was at school in Amritsar, at the time of the uprising. I’m not sure of the extent of his involvement in the riots, but he was sentenced to seven strokes of the cane, a punishment whose indignity rankled with him... 8. ** ** Nelson’s Battalion, Artillery Reserve, Ewell’s Corps BY: Jenny AT: Draw the Sword (and Throw Away the Scabbard) URL: <http://www.drawthesword.goellnitz.org/2010/02/nelsons-battalion/> Nelson’s Battalion were members of the Artillery Reserve in the Second Corps (Richard Ewell). Location: Benner’s Hill, north of the Hanover Road 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 EWELL’S CORPS ARTILLERY RESERVE NELSON’S BATTALION Kirkpatrick’s Massie’s and Milledge’s Batteries One 10 Pounder Parrott Four 3lnch Rifles Six Napoleons July 1 The Battalion arrived on the field too late to participate in the engagement of the day. Was ordered to report to the... 9. Coker: "the Battle of Port Royal" BY: email@example.com (Drew@CWBA) AT: Civil War Books and Authors URL: <http://cwba.blogspot.com/2010/02/coker-battle-of-port-royal.html> ... 10. Henry J. Patterson BY: Steve Soper AT: Third Michigan Infantry Research Project URL: <http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MenOfTheTheThirdMichiganInfantry/~3/l5QWanVy4qU/henry-j-patterson.html> Henry J. Patterson was born on December 19, 1839, in Franklinville, Cattaraugus County, New York, the son of John and Sally (Winslow).His father John had worked as a tailor and after he died at Rushville, New York, Henry, although still quite young, was put out on a farm in New York until he was 16 years old, “thoroughly acquainting himself with every detail of farm life, and taking advantage of every opportunity for acquiring knowledge.”Some years following the death of her husband, Sally took her family to New Berlin, New York, and she eventually settled in Michigan. Henry... 11. World War Ii: Air Forces Over the Bismarck Sea BY: n/a AT: About.com Military History URL: <http://militaryhistory.about.com/b/2010/02/28/world-war-ii-air-forces-over-the-bismarck-sea.htm> March 2-4, 1943 - Allied forces win the Battle of the Bismarck Sea (right). With their impending defeat in the Guadalcanal Campaign, the Japanese decided in December 1942 to begin shifting forces to reinforce their position on New Guinea. The first convoys successfully reached the island in the early months of 1943 and proved an embarrassment to Maj. Gen. George Kenney who commanded the Allied air forces in the region. Departing on February 28, a Japanese troop convoy led by RAdm. Masatomi Kimura left Rabaul and headed south towards Lae. Aware of its approach, Kenney's aircrews relentlessly attacked it on... 12. Louis Passineau BY: Steve Soper AT: Third Michigan Infantry Research Project URL: <http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MenOfTheTheThirdMichiganInfantry/~3/rCVYwjz4JG0/louis-passineau.html> Louis Passineau, alias “Louis Napoleon,” was born in 1835 in Quebec, Canada.Louis left Canada and came to western Michigan, probably to work in the lumber mills along Lake Michigan, sometime before the war broke out.He stood 5’8” with blue eyes, black hair and a dark complexion and was a 26-year-old laborer who could not read or write (at least in English), living in Muskegon County 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.)Louis spoke very... 13. “Well, It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time…” BY: SteelJaw AT URL: <http://blog.usni.org/2010/02/27/well-it-seemed-like-a-good-idea-at-the-time/> from the archives) 27 Feb 1940: Development of the “Flying Flapjack”, a fighter aircraft with an almost circular wing, was initiated with notice of a contract award to Vought-Sikorsky Aircraft for the design of the V-173–a full-scale flying model (as distinguished from a military prototype). This design, based upon the research of a former NACA engineer, Charles H. Zimmerman, was attractive because it promised to combine a high speed of near 500 m.p.h. with a very low takeoff speed. Cutting edge design – Naval Aviation has been at the forefront of a number of innovative and successful... 14. When the Navy Was Mod, Baby BY: Phil Ewing AT URL: <http://militarytimes.com/blogs/scoopdeck/2010/03/02/when-the-navy-was-mod-baby/> Click here to view the embedded video. Stop whatever you’re doing and check out this 1974 film about being a Navy communications officer at sea, which includes some of the most marvy sideburns, far-out wood paneling and the heppest soundtrack on the waterfront, ya dig? This is part one of three — if you’re really curious, you can see the second and third installments at NavHistHerCom’s official YouTube page.... ----- 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 -----