JULY 1997 Weekly Fireside Newsletter

July 03, 1997

Hear Ye.....  Hear Ye

Kathy had a GREAT session on the Biography of Robert Gould Shaw :)  I've got her talk pulled in finally and will get it posted, as well as the entire log.

This Thursday Night is the "Kickoff" of our Gettysburg Series   GFS Jim is all set to start on "Day 1 of Gettysburg".  As this is the week of the 4th of July, we honor not only our Independence, but to Remember the lives of "Americans" who fought and died on the "Fields of Gettysburg".  This will be the first of a 3 part Series.  We hope you will come join us at the Fireside. :D

Civil War Event Information........

If you happen to be in the vicinity of Gettysburg, PA of the 4th of July, make every effort to catch the Gettysburg Civil War Heritage Days Concert, featuring Robert Trentham.  More details are on the Civil War Heritage Days Homepage.

What we are about..........

Our Focus with this Special Interest Group is the "History of the American Civil War".  We do "Fireside Stories" about the battles, people and social happenings.  In addition we dedicate one Thursday a month to sharing Songs, Poems and Letters from that era.  So come back and visit.....  For a full listing of upcoming events, either look on the Schedule at the end of this Notice or in the Upcoming Events of the Genealogy Forum.

As we review the logs, and we find new visitors who seem to be interested in this topic and our Thursday sessions, we automatically add you to our Weekly Notices.  And to you "First-Timers" this week, "Welcome"....  :)   We certainly enjoyed your visit and participation.  We hope to see more of you...   Note that for any reason, you desire to be removed from the distribution of this "Weekly Missif", just drop us a line and we will comply with your wishes "Poste-haste".

*****Schedule of Upcoming Topics/Events*****

Time:  Every Thursday Night at 11 pm ET in the Golden Gates Room with Co-Hosts GFS KathyD and GFS Jim and our many fill-in friends  :)

7/3/97 - Gettysburg Part 1. - GFS Jim.  As this is the week of the 4th of July, we honor not only our Independence, but to Remember the lives of "Americans" who fought and died on the "Fields of Gettysburg".  This will be the first of a 3 part Series.  We hope you will come join us at the Fireside. :D

7/10/97 - Here it is.  "The 2nd Thursday - Letters, Songs and Poems Night".  A Night to "Shine".......  Can we EVER get enough of these special evenings????  NOOOOOOOOOOOO  Heh Heh.  If you desire your material read by GFS KathyD or myself, please email us the material and we will be MOST happy to share it for you.

7/17/97 - OPEN CHAT

7/24/97 - Gettysburg Part II - GFS Jim.  We shall continue to honor not only our Independence. but to Remember the lives of "Americans" who fought and died on the "Fields of Gettysburg".  This will be the second of a 3 part Series.  We hope you will come join us at the Fireside. :D

7/31/97 - OPEN CHAT

8/7/97 - Gettysburg Part III - GFS Jim Continuing to honor not only our Independence. but to Remember the lives of "Americans" who fought and died on the "Fields of Gettysburg".  This is the third and final part of a 3 part Series.  We hope you will come join us at the Fireside. :D

8/14/97 - You are cordially invited to join us for "An Evening with Robert Trentham" - "producer and soloist in the Songs of the Civil War CD - "Epitaph".   Kathy and I are really looking forward to having Robert with us.  His real story is how researching his family history led to the idea of producing this CD to honor his relatives who fought on both sides.

From "The Washing Times"  Saturday, 10 August 1996:  Civil War music CD is a family affair.  In a special for "The Washington Times". Joseph Dobish says:  "The music of the Civil War has allowed tenor Robert Trentham to redefine the condition of the American extended family".  Robert says, "It is neither dead, nor lost, it has just been misplaced.

See ya on Thursday,
GFS KathyD and GFS Jim

July 7, 1997

Hear Ye.........  Hear Ye

We missed Kathy again due to a double shift "gotcha" again.  :(  "Howsomever" we did have a good story on Gettysburg - Day 1.  As soon as I get my "snarly" computer working lie it's supposed to, I'll have the logs uploaded.

Now Thursday is Letters, Poems and Songs Night - so don't miss this one.....

What we are about..........

Our Focus with this Special Interest Group is the "History of the American Civil War".  We do "Fireside Stories" about the battles, people and social happenings.  In addition we dedicate one Thursday a month to sharing Songs, Poems and Letters from that era.  So come back and visit.....  For a full listing of upcoming events, either look on the Schedule at the end of this Notice or in the Upcoming Events of the Genealogy Forum.

As we review the logs, and we find new visitors who seem to be interested in this topic and our Thursday sessions, we automatically add you to our Weekly Notices.  And to you "First-Timers" this week, "Welcome"....  :)   We certainly enjoyed your visit and participation.  We hope to see more of you...   Note that for any reason, you desire to be removed from the distribution of this "Weekly Missif", just drop us a line and we will comply with your wishes "Poste-haste".

*****Schedule of Upcoming Topics/Events*****

Time:  Every Thursday Night at 11 pm ET in the Golden Gates Room with Co-Hosts GFS KathyD and GFS Jim and our many fill-in friends  :)

7/10/97 - Here it is.  "The 2nd Thursday - Letters, Songs and Poems Night".  A Night to "Shine".......  Can we EVER get enough of these special evenings????  NOOOOOOOOOOOO  Heh Heh.  If you desire your material read by GFS KathyD or myself, please email us the material and we will be MOST happy to share it for you.

7/17/97 - OPEN CHAT

7/24/97 - Gettysburg Part II - GFS Jim.  We shall continue to honor not only our Independence. but to Remember the lives of "Americans" who fought and died on the "Fields of Gettysburg".  This will be the second of a 3 part Series.  We hope you will come join us at the Fireside. :D

7/31/97 - OPEN CHAT

8/7/97 - Gettysburg Part III - GFS Jim Continuing to honor not only our Independence. but to Remember the lives of "Americans" who fought and died on the "Fields of Gettysburg".  This is the third and final part of a 3 part Series.  We hope you will come join us at the Fireside. :D

8/14/97 - You are cordially invited to join us for "An Evening with Robert Trentham" - "producer and soloist in the Songs of the Civil War CD - "Epitaph".   Kathy and I are really looking forward to having Robert with us.  His real story is how researching his family history led to the idea of producing this CD to honor his relatives who fought on both sides.

From "The Washing Times"  Saturday, 10 August 1996:  Civil War music CD is a family affair.  In a special for "The Washington Times". Joseph Dobish says:  "The music of the Civil War has allowed tenor Robert Trentham to redefine the condition of the American extended family".  Robert says, "It is neither dead, nor lost, it has just been misplaced.

See ya on Thursday,
GFS KathyD and GFS Jim

July 15, 1997

Hear Ye.........  Hear Ye

What a night  :)  We had a great Poems, Letters and Songs night.  Thanks MKalor and Edie 157 for you excellent material  :D  The logs from 7/3 and 7/10 should be available by the time you received this newsletter.  I told the SIG Thursday I was gonna try something a little different in the "Notice" this week so here it is.  For those of you that haven't made one of these special evenings, we give you an example of a letter/poem submitted by MKaylor for the evening.

A Letter Home by John Kaylor, sometime in 1865

A Poem by JOHN KAYLOR, Co. H, 4th IN Cavalry, from Andersonville Prison, whose brother WILLIAM KAYLOR (in the same Indian regiment) died in Andersonville Prison.

Submitted by MKaylor420 (Mary Ann Kaylor)

Dear Wife

The smoke of the battel lies thick all around as I write.
But I know you are anxiously waiting
To hear the results of the fight
It was long and intense, and our comrades
Went down thick and fast
But the stars in our banner show brighter
For victory crowned us at last.

We have buried our dead in the trenches
Our wounded are sent to the rear
God will comfort and help us,
To win the good cause never fear
We could face whotsoever might _____?
And the struggle would end all the sooner
If it were not for traitors at home.
You may tell them for me that their hisses
May give strength for a time to the foe,
But seccession is doomed and the Union,
They can not destroy or overthrow
For the goverment we are defending
Is the best that the sunshines upon.

Now May God Bless you always, dear wife
Yours most loveingly, John

And again my dear wife, I can write you
But a very few lines at the best.
For a prisenor cannot wast paper
To say what you all must have guessed
We heldout till the last hope had vanished
To surrender was all we could do
We are prisoners now - but our prayer
Sill go up for the country and you.

Once again how I log for a letter
Some news from our dear ones at home
I have waited and yearned for some message
But no token(?) or word has come
We are crowded in prison by thousands
And the list of our dear comrades tell
How slow torture and steady starvation
Kill more than bullet and shell

I have written you over and over
How our boys one by one met their fate
Until now ten thousand are round us
I seem almost alone - yet I wait
For the tread of the conquering army
To burst open thoes strong prison bars
And release what are left of our army
To still fight for the stipes and the stars

Still another at last it is over
And I write you dear wife to say
You may look for us home now
A parole has been granted today
It is almost to late for me,
A few more days at the best,
And I to should have died with the rest.
But, Thank God all is over,
The release we longed for has come
With an army I marched to battle
All alone I am loitering home.

On the boat were a lot of exchanged men
Starved so low they scarcely could drop(?)
Their poor feet, but thoes heroes
Staggered up and saluted the flag

Shall I read of these letters still other?
They are sacred to me and to you
But I fold them and tenderly tie them
With ribbons of red, white and blue
And I lay the away in their casket
With tears for the boys we have lost,
An pray God for the cause which they died for
May be worth all the price it has cost.

--(signed)-- John Kaylor

This Thursday is OPEN CHAT - come and join us..........  

What we are about.......

Our Focus with this Special Interest Group is the "History of the American Civil War".  We do "Fireside Stories" about the battles, people and social happenings.  In addition we dedicate one Thursday a month to sharing Songs, Poems and Letters from that era.  So come back and visit.....  For a full listing of upcoming events, either look on the Schedule at the end of this Notice or in the Upcoming Events of the Genealogy Forum.

As we review the logs, and we find new visitors who seem to be interested in this topic and our Thursday sessions, we automatically add you to our Weekly Notices.  And to you "First-Timers" this week, "Welcome"....  :)   We certainly enjoyed your visit and participation.  We hope to see more of you...   Note that for any reason, you desire to be removed from the distribution of this "Weekly Missif", just drop us a line and we will comply with your wishes "Poste-haste".

*****Schedule of Upcoming Topics/Events*****

Time:  Every Thursday Night at 11 pm ET in the Golden Gates Room with Co-Hosts GFS KathyD and GFS Jim and our many fill-in friends  :)

7/17/97 - OPEN CHAT

7/24/97 - Gettysburg Part II - GFS Jim.  We shall continue to honor not only our Independence. but to Remember the lives of "Americans" who fought and died on the "Fields of Gettysburg".  This will be the second of a 3 part Series.  We hope you will come join us at the Fireside. :D

7/31/97 - OPEN CHAT

8/7/97 - Gettysburg Part III - GFS Jim Continuing to honor not only our Independence. but to Remember the lives of "Americans" who fought and died on the "Fields of Gettysburg".  This is the third and final part of a 3 part Series.  We hope you will come join us at the Fireside. :D

8/14/97 - You are cordially invited to join us for "An Evening with Robert Trentham" - "producer and soloist in the Songs of the Civil War CD - "Epitaph".   Kathy and I are really looking forward to having Robert with us.  His real story is how researching his family history led to the idea of producing this CD to honor his relatives who fought on both sides.

From "The Washing Times"  Saturday, 10 August 1996:  Civil War music CD is a family affair.  In a special for "The Washington Times". Joseph Dobish says:  "The music of the Civil War has allowed tenor Robert Trentham to redefine the condition of the American extended family".  Robert says, "It is neither dead, nor lost, it has just been misplaced.

8/21/97 - OPEN CHAT

See ya on Thursday,
GFS KathyD and GFS Jim

 

Hear Ye.........  Hear Ye

What a good OPEN CHAT night :)  Met old friends, new visitors and we actually helped a few out :)  Kathy was back from doing double shift and we had a grand ole time  Heh Heh!!  The log from 7/17 should be available by the time you receive this newsletter.

Reminder:::::  Robert Trentham will be joining us as our Guest on 14 August 1997.  Robert just finished a concert at Gettysburg over the 4th for the Gettysburg Heritage Days.

His next appearance will be in Utica, New York, 8 August, for the 1997 Encampment of the Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War.
Check out his Web Pate for further details:
http://www.wordpr.com/spring

Kathy and I are experimenting a bit on the "Notice".  Many of you don't realize that we have many "drop by" friends that have asked us to keep the on distribution as they enjoy the news and aren't able to get on as often as the want due to schedules, busy lines, etc., so we've added the following section for their interest and to tap the awesome expertise of y'all  :)  Since our distribution tops the 500 mark, we're promoting "A Bit of Community" participation in our endeavors.  Any assistance you can provide below is greatly appreciated and We love ya for it!!!!

Feedbacks, Items of Interest and Pleas for Help.....

Dear Jim and Kathy.  Thank you for your loyalty to us in keeping us on the "list".  The chat happens on a night that is next to impossible for us but we keep trying and loving you for doing it for all of us, thank you.  Linda and Tom Ker
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AMANGEN@aol.com
has the following for the membership:::::::::
Hi..... don't get to the chats often... wondered if anyone else has heard the tape "Johnney Whistletrigger" tells the story of the War in the Trans-Mississi.
Also have recently found a wonderful bookstore.....try http://www.cwbklady.com. Lots of goodies on the War in the West.
You can either email AMANGEN direct or pass your response to GFS KathyD or GFS Jim and we'll pass it on.
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Oh Jim and Kathy, Thank you so much for the Civil War poems.
They surely bring a tear to the eye and a lump to the throat. But a feeling of pride, overwhelming.
Oh how I wish our schools would get back to basics and teach AMERICAN HISTORY and not social studies. The childred of America have been cheated out of their American heritage.
The picture of the dying men, in th poem, saluting the Flag shows such great love for this great Country of ours. Would that our young people could recapture some of that spirit.
When I went to school, we did "salute" the flag ...military salute. I think it was wrong to change that. Thank you!!
Eileen
Eileen-thanks for your input :) BTW the poem/song Eileen refers to is "The Conquered Banner" by the Rev. J.A Ryan. The Flag was the Battle Flag of the Third Georgia Division
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From: MEllis4864
Hi Jim, I have been trying to find a way to let people know about some info I have on a few Civil War people.  I am sure you have read "The Civil War Times" before, well anyway you know on the last page they have the Gallery, faces of an Era.  My family decided that I just had to get rid of some of the back issues of the mag I had saved (I do not know why, it was only taking up a small part of the storage shed, ok maybe more than a small part).  Well anyway before they threw them out I managed to tear out some articles and I made them tear out that last page of the Gallery.  It seemed such a waste to get rid of all that Genealogical info on them, that I just know someday someone is going to ask me for.  Well anyway I have ended up with about 50-60 pages from this.  I want to somehow let people know I have them.  I was going to type up a list of the names, and then I was wondering if you had any ideas on where I could post this list (I didn't want to just put our a gen. msg. that I had them, I would probably get overwhelmed by replies).  Got any suggestions.  Tks for the help ME :)
ME:  send the list to Kathy or myself and we'll post them in the library area and let everyone know you have them through this notice.....
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From:  Marshfox1
Jim, I'm fairly new to the genealogy game and I'm not sure how to go about researching some of the information I have found.  I have a relative JOSEPH THOMAS VICK, born March 2, 1842 who was in the Civil War, 96th Illinois Infantry, Company H.  I have that info, but don't know where or how to go further to get more information on him and his military life.  Can you guide me in the right direction? 
I happened one night into your Fireside Chat, looking for information and came away with a wonderful new story - it was fun and I will be back.  Any information you could give me to lead me to more on Joseph Vick will be greatly appreciated.  Rita
Rita is new to our group :)  If any of you out there have suggestions for her, drop her a line with your ideas and aid... IllinoisCW :)  got any suggestions?????
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This Thursday is Day 2 of Gettysburg by GFS Jim - this is the 2nd part of a 3 part series on the Battle of Gettysburg....  come and join us.........

What we are about.....

Our Focus with this Special Interest Group is the "History of the American Civil War".  We do "Fireside Stories" about the battles, people and social happenings.  In addition we dedicate one Thursday a month to sharing Songs, Poems and Letters from that era.  So come back and visit.....  For a full listing of upcoming events, either look on the Schedule at the end of this Notice or in the Upcoming Events of the Genealogy Forum.

As we review the logs, and we find new visitors who seem to be interested in this topic and our Thursday sessions, we automatically add you to our Weekly Notices.  And to you "First-Timers" this week, "Welcome"....  :)   We certainly enjoyed your visit and participation.  We hope to see more of you...   Note that for any reason, you desire to be removed from the distribution of this "Weekly Missif", just drop us a line and we will comply with your wishes "Poste-haste".

*****Schedule of Upcoming Topics/Events*****

Time:  Every Thursday Night at 11 pm ET in the Golden Gates Room with Co-Hosts GFS KathyD and GFS Jim and our many fill-in friends  :)

7/24/97 - Gettysburg Part II - GFS Jim.  We shall continue to honor not only our Independence. but to Remember the lives of "Americans" who fought and died on the "Fields of Gettysburg".  This will be the second of a 3 part Series.  We hope you will come join us at the Fireside. :D

7/31/97 - OPEN CHAT

8/7/97 - Gettysburg Part III - GFS Jim Continuing to honor not only our Independence. but to Remember the lives of "Americans" who fought and died on the "Fields of Gettysburg".  This is the third and final part of a 3 part Series.  We hope you will come join us at the Fireside. :D

8/14/97 - You are cordially invited to join us for "An Evening with Robert Trentham" - "producer and soloist in the Songs of the Civil War CD - "Epitaph".   Kathy and I are really looking forward to having Robert with us.  His real story is how researching his family history led to the idea of producing this CD to honor his relatives who fought on both sides.

From "The Washing Times"  Saturday, 10 August 1996:  Civil War music CD is a family affair.  In a special for "The Washington Times". Joseph Dobish says:  "The music of the Civil War has allowed tenor Robert Trentham to redefine the condition of the American extended family".  Robert says, "It is neither dead, nor lost, it has just been misplaced.

8/21/97 - OPEN CHAT

See ya on Thursday,
GFS KathyD and GFS Jim

July 28, 1997

Hear Ye.........  Hear Ye.........  Hear Ye........

Well we had a good session on Day 2 of Gettysburg.  :)  Along with many old friends, there were an outstanding number of new visitors.....  We had a grand time and we made some new friends.....  Kathy was stuck back on double shift again so we're lighting candles to get her out of that cycle...  :(   The log from 7/24 and the update to Gettysburg - Day 2 should be available by the time you receive this newsletter.

Don't forget to mark your calendars.....  Robert Trentham will be joining us as our Guest on 14 August 1997.  He's preparing for Utica, New York, 8 August, for the 1997 Encampment of the Sons of the union Veterans of the Civil War.  Check out his web page for further details.  http://www.wordpr.com/spring

###  The Help Desk  ###

This segment is to address specific questions that hit our plate on Thursday night that we didn't have a chance to answer or needed a bit of time to check it out.  Hope these answer the mail  :D

There have been many, many requests for various Web sites for a multitude of topics.  Well...  I took a little travel through my references and I decided to post the following 3 MAJOR sites.  They are all 3 referred to as "indices" which in a nutshell are a "gathering" of hyperlinks that number in the hundreds on every topic imaginable....  For instance:  Battles; Generals; Regimental Histories; Re-enactor Groups; Prominent Individuals doing research or collecting Histories in varying areas.

So, we thought we would give you some sites with choices that would "entice" you to roam the internet and make your own connections....  :)

1.     Civil War 1861-1865 Indices  http://www.yahoo.com/Arts/Humanities/History/U_S_History/19th_Century?Civil_War_1861_1865_/indices/

2.     The American Civil War Homepage
http://funnelweb.utcc.utk.edu/~hoemann/warweb.html
Quoted from Mr. Hoemann's site in Knoxville Tenn........

The American Civil War Homepage gathers together in one place hypertext links to the most useful identified electronic files about the American Civil War (1861-1865).  The page opens a gateway to the internet's multi-formatted resources about what is arguable the seminal event in American history.  Not only was the War the occasion for the abolition of slavery, but by conflict's end the re-United States had emerged as a modern, industrialized power.

It is this sense of history, transcending the state recitation of dates and facts and alive with meaning, to which Lincoln referred when he wrote in 1862, "Fellow citizens, we cannot escape history."

The links gathered in this Homepage are a metaphor for the interconnections of the Wars past with our present and future.  Thus, technology reveals the deep-structure of the human experience and helps to explain the continuing American fascination with the struggle between North and South, free and slave.
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The American Civil War Homepage
Last Revised 21 July 1997
Outline of Resources

General Resources: Timelines, Overviews, etc. 27 June 1997
The Secession Crisis and Before 27 June 1997
Graphic Images
Letters, Accounts, Diaries and Other Documentary Records 21 July 1997
Modern Histories; FAQs; Bibilographies 16 July 1997
State/Local Studies 21 July 1997
Specific Battles 7 July 1997
Rosters of Combatants & Regimental Histories 21 July 1997
Miscellaneous Military Information 10 July 1997
Civil War Reenactors 14 July 1997
Civil War Round Tables 30 June 1997
Links to Other Information Sites

3.   Dakota State University's "American Civil War: Resources on the Internet
http://www.dsu.edu/~jankej/civilwar.html

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###  A Bit of Community  ###

Check out the following member inputs for comments and requests for information :)

Feedbacks, items of interest and Pleas for Help.....

GFS Jim:  I was surprised and gratified that you sent me a copy of the notice.  While reading the notice, I saw the inquiry from "Marshfox 1" asking about procedure for getting info on CW family member.  I took the liberty of responding with the address of the National Archives in DC together with some detail.  Hope it works for hi (her)?
Anyway, my accidental entry into the Golden Gates last week was most enjoyable and hope to see you all there again this week.  Regards, Bulldogtjr/Ted

Thank you Bulldogtjr  :).....    for responding to Rita (Marshfox1) last week
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Thank you MDelPA :) Jayne for your help last Thursday greeting the visitors was really a boost... {{{{{{{}}}}}}}
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AMANGEN@aol.com has the following for the membership::::::
Hi.....   don't get to the chats often...  wondered if anyone else has heard the tape "Johnney Whistletrigger" tells the story of the War in the Trans-Mississippi.  Also have recently foud a wonderful bookstore...   try http://www.cwbklady.com  Lots of goodies on the War in the West.
You can either email AMANGEN direct or pass your response to GFS KathyD or GFS Jim and we'll pass it on.
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From: PHYL29
Dear GFS Jim and Kathy,
Since you are having Robert Trentham on, I would like to ask if anyone knows the theme music from the PBS series on the "Civil War History."  It was on several years ago and I tried to find out what the music was and no one knew except that it had the word "ROSES" in it.  It was the most haunting, mesmerizing music I have ever heard.  Perhaps someone can help me out.  It was beautiful, and I would like to have a recording.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you again for your updates, and your wonderful articles on the Civil War.
Phyllis
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From: EHaral1200
To: GFS Jim

My grandfather always said he was a "BLUE BELLY YANKEE" - GFS DASH suggested the I email you and said you or Kathy would know!

Thanks!
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To GFS Jim

Hi Jim, Wanted to take a minute to thank you for the Newsletter.  I have only visited your Thursday Night Fireside Chat once and truly enjoyed it.  With the three hour difference and having to share the computer makes things a little difficult at times.  Until I started doing research, I was not aware of any relatives of mine having been in the Civil War.  I have since learned that I have had a relative on my mother's side of the family serving in every was since the Revolutionary War.  This family were immigrants to America from Ireland in the early 1600 and I can say with most certainty they loved their New Hoe and have shown their love in a very unselfish way.
Norb 162611
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To:  GFS Jim

On the 2nd Thursday of each month everyone knows where I'll be...  I collect the letter and poems and then share with the older ones in my family and they love it!  When I am not there, you can bet your buttons something unavoidable has come up! :)
You two, Kathy and Jim always have a great night and are great hosts making all feel relaxed and comfortable... Again, I thank you and don't ever get a divorce!!  <G> 
Have a great life :)

LOL - THANK YOU Polly  :D  That was rich indeed.  Kathy and I have never met in person yet, but we've been hosting partners for over 2 years.   Heh Heh  I LOVE IT!!!!!  Annnnnnnd what a treat for us that you're sharing this with the "Wise Ones" of the family  :D  GREAT!!!!!!!
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This Thursday is OPEN CHAT about anything you want to talk about related to American Civil War History.  Come and join us..........

What we are about.....

Our Focus with this Special Interest Group is the "History of the American Civil War".  We do "Fireside Stories" about the battles, people and social happenings.  In addition we dedicate one Thursday a month to sharing Songs, Poems and Letters from that era.  So come back and visit.....  For a full listing of upcoming events, either look on the Schedule at the end of this Notice or in the Upcoming Events of the Genealogy Forum.

As we review the logs, and we find new visitors who seem to be interested in this topic and our Thursday sessions, we automatically add you to our Weekly Notices.  And to you "First-Timers" this week, "Welcome"....  :)   We certainly enjoyed your visit and participation.  We hope to see more of you...   Note that for any reason, you desire to be removed from the distribution of this "Weekly Missif", just drop us a line and we will comply with your wishes "Poste-haste".

*****Schedule of Upcoming Topics/Events*****

Time:  Every Thursday Night at 11 pm ET in the Golden Gates Room with Co-Hosts GFS KathyD and GFS Jim and our many fill-in friends  :)

7/31/97 - OPEN CHAT

8/7/97 - Gettysburg Part III - GFS Jim Continuing to honor not only our Independence. but to Remember the lives of "Americans" who fought and died on the "Fields of Gettysburg".  This is the third and final part of a 3 part Series.  We hope you will come join us at the Fireside. :D

8/14/97 - You are cordially invited to join us for "An Evening with Robert Trentham" - "producer and soloist in the Songs of the Civil War CD - "Epitaph".   Kathy and I are really looking forward to having Robert with us.  His real story is how researching his family history led to the idea of producing this CD to honor his relatives who fought on both sides.

From "The Washing Times"  Saturday, 10 August 1996:  Civil War music CD is a family affair.  In a special for "The Washington Times". Joseph Dobish says:  "The music of the Civil War has allowed tenor Robert Trentham to redefine the condition of the American extended family".  Robert says, "It is neither dead, nor lost, it has just been misplaced.

8/21/97 - OPEN CHAT

8/29/97 - Vicksburg and Chattanooga - GFS Jim  This "Fireside" is by request.  Come take a ride on the Mississippi River with us.....

See ya on Thursday,
GFS KathyD and GFS Jim

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