July 2002 Weekly Firesides

Hear Ye .... Hear Ye
"The Weekly Fireside"
of the American Civil War History
Special Interest Group;
Distribution Coast to Coast
Week ending 07 July 2002

Our Mission: To serve all genealogists by providing an enjoyable online environment with as many helpful and reliable resources as possible.

If you know someone who would like to receive the newsletter by email, please have them send an email to HOST GFS Jim and HOST GFS Jayne with subscribe in the subject line.

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Well we sure hope all of you had a great 4th of July. We sure did! It was a great weekend.

This coming Thursday will be our monthly session of Letters, Songs and Poems of the Civil War. We'll be watching for you.

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"Uncle Chuck's" Civil War Calendar!!

HOST GFS Chuck has been providing us with some excellent Civil War Events around the country so as long as he keeps sending them we'll keep this "Town Crier" up.......


24 Aug. 2002 - Museum Field Trip, Pittsburgh, PA

The Allegheny City Society and Greater Pittsburgh Civil War Round Table will have a Field Trip by bus to The Civil War Museum in Harrisburg on 24 Aug. 2002. Cost is: $50 per person, lunch included. We will need a deposit of $25 per person by April 22, with the balance of $25 due by July 22.

For additional information contact: (412) 321-4502 or: http://www.grpghcwrt.org or write:
Allegheny City Society and Greater Pittsburgh Civil War Round Table
P.O.Box 100255
Pittsburgh, PA. 15233


20-21 Sept. 2002 - Tracing Delmarva Ancestors, Salisbury, MD
The Maryland Genealogical Society holds its Tracing Your Delmarva Ancestors seminar at Salisbury Universary, Salisbury, MD. The seminar is co-hosted by the Lower Delmarva Genealogical Society and the Nabb Research Center of Salisbury University

The seminar will feature prominent speakers on the early settlers of the Delmarva Peninsula and topics of interest to researchers of Delmarva families.

THE PROGRAM
Please note that the schedule for the seminar is subject to change without notice.
Registration Information -- Cost: Friday Only: $25; Saturday Only: $25; Friday and Saturday: $50; Friday Banquet: $25.

Register by mail -- Send check or money order payable to: Maryland Genealogical Society (MGS). When registering by mail, please include your phone number, address, email address and options (Friday Only/Saturday Only/Both Days/Friday Banquet) you wish to purchase.
Mail check to:
MGS
c/o Delmarva Roots
217 Schley Ave.
Lewes, DE 19958

Register by Phone -- You may also register by phone by calling 1-800-576-8608 during normal business hours. We accept Mastercard or Visa credit cards.

Register online -- To register online, go to Delmarva Roots Genealogy store (http://www.delmarvaroots.com) and select Maryland Genealogy Seminar from the product list and select the days and/or banquet you wish to attend, add them to your shopping cart and then checkout. We accept Mastercard and Visa credit cards.

Vendors will be in attendance offering a large number of books, CDs, maps, and other miscellaneous items, covering source material, background history, how-to and other topics.

For additional information, contact: (800) 576-8608; or web site: http://www.delmarvaroots.com.

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Civil War History & Genealogy Forum Related Activities and Sites
Available for your Enjoyment and Research

War Between the States (Tracing your Civil War Ancestors)
With HOST GFS Amy and HOST GFS Wolford on
Friday evenings at 9:00 PM EDT in the Golden Gates Chat Room
of the Genealogy Forum (ONLY ON AOL) at KEYWORD: ROOTS


"Genealogy Forum's Military Resources" Website
devoted to Civil War History and the material presented in
the American Civil War History Special Interest Group
in the Genealogy Forum of America On-Line.
The address is:
http://www.genealogyforum.rootsweb.com/gfaol/resource/Military/

The Weekly Fireside Archives
http://www.genealogyforum.rootsweb.com/gfaol/resource/Military/Fireside.htm


The Genealogy Forum Mailing List Signup
You may subscribe by sending an email to:
GOLDEN-GATE-L-request@rootsweb.com
Title the subject of the email SUBSCRIPTION and type "Subscribe"
in the body of the email message.

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Editor's Note: I sincerely encourage you to feel entirely free to post any Civil War Letters, Stories or articles that you have in our Civil War History Files through the new Military Resources Website. We are trying "beef up" our Library and now those of you who have patiently stuck with us who aren't AOL Members can now participate. There is also an area for you to upload photos, if you would desire to share those with the Civil War History community. On the Web Site, there are links to our Civil War Library (Files, Firesides, and Photo's).

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FOR ALL YOU 1ST TIMERS ON THURSDAY - "WE REALLY WELCOME YOU TO OUR MERRY BAND" WE ENJOYED HAVING YOU, TRADING QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS AND ESPECIALLY YOUR CAMARADERIE!!! :-)... COME AGAIN OFTEN, WE DO INDEED "RELISH" YOUR COMPANY..

Every first-timer to the American Civil War History SIG gets put on the newsletter distribution automatically, because we like to send you a "Thank You Card" for coming to visit and this is our way of doing so. We hope to give you an opportunity to jump right in with us. If you desire NOT to receive the newsletter, then just drop us an email saying UNSUBSCRIBE and we will quickly remove your screen name from distribution. We certainly don't want to clog your mailbox with unwanted material. Also many of you pass on the newsletter to others that don't subscribe to AOL. We really want to thank you for spreading the word. I would also like to let you know that we would be happy to add them to our list if they have email of any sort. We distribute everywhere to those that have requested it. AOL membership is not a requirement although we'd love to see you in the Chat Room :D

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Travel Tips for your Vacationing pleasure...............

Well this week I'm going to highlight those Civil War areas in state of Georgia. Georgia had so many actions that I'm going to group the sites by cities/towns and highways.

We'll start in the northwest corner of the state around the towns of Dalton (on Interstate 75) and LaFayette (on Hwy 27).

Further down Hwy 27 is the town of Rome where the Battle of Rome was fought.

Between Dalton and Atlanta on Interstate 75:
In the Atlanta area and surrounding countryside: Between West Point and Lagrange on Interstate 85 was the Battle of West Point. Further south on Interstate 185 was the Battle of Columbus at Columbus, GA.

East of Atlanta on Interstate 20 to Augusta are:
Southeast of Atlanta continuing down Interstate 75 in the Macon area are: Further down I-75 near the town of Cordele is Andersonville Prison at Americus, GA.

South of Augusta on Hwy 25 is the Battle of Waynesboro.

In the Savannah area are:
South of Savannah on I-95 is Darien, GA.

I again recommend for exact details for finding these areas and what you can see, get or review a copy of "Smithsonian's Great Battles and Battlefields of the Civil War - A Definitive Field Guide."

............. enjoy, and happy traveling!

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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

Editor's Note: The new Military Resouces Website (Website is listed above in the Fireside) has a myriad of options for you. Here are some the choices: US Military Records, Conscription/Draft Records, Civil War Battle Names, Secession of the Confederate States, Your Civil War Ancestors - Where to Begin, Military Resources on the Internet, links to the Stories, Files and Talks of the American Civil War History Chat on AOL, message boards and many, many others. Your comments and suggestions are always welcome.

Additional Note from the Webmaster: Although we are thrilled to provide this area for you now, we want you to know that we are still building it and MORE files, Regimental Histories, etc., will be available in the near future. Stay Tuned!

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Weekly Web Sites We've Received


From: SusiCP@aol.com

From dalongs@earthlink.net

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MEMBERS HELPING MEMBERS!!..

Here's how it works... If you are trying to get photographs of a gravesite or battlefield, to collect for your Civil War ancestor research and records, then send us a request and we will post it here... Other members see your request, some being in the near vicinity, are willing to assist, and can email you directly (This protects your privacy) to work out the details. We HIGHLY recommend the "Requester" pay for all film costs and any postage involved for a helping member. This is intended to be a "Free" assistance between members (with the exception of defraying film and postage costs). Do unto others as.... you know
:-)
Keep us posted on how this is working, so we can share them in the "Fireside"!!
HOST GFS Jim

IF YOU HAVE RECEIVED ANSWER(S) TO YOUR QUESTIONS, PLEASE BE SURE TO LET US KNOW!!!!!
Thanks!! - The Editors

We have had some gracious members offer their assistance in this area. Their screen names and areas they have offered to help in are listed.... Please honor their "goodness" and don't abuse them :-)....
We ask that you do follow the guidelines indicated above....

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OUR WEEKLY READING
(these items are extracts from our Letters, Songs, and Poems evenings)

For quite a few years Frank Benway was a valued friend and member of our forum. During those short years we knew him, he provided us with a treasure of poems. We'd like to remember him this week in the newsletter with one of the many poems he gave to us....

Last Days

Gen'l Lee he snuck us outta Petersburg
West to meet Joe Johnson
We needed Rations so on to the Crossing
The Yankees cut us off
We all are just a raggedy bunch
With desertions everywhere

I laid down on my threadbare Blanket
Lordy Lordy I'se got the hongry's
We're in a fix now for sure
Ration gone with rottin Boots
Our cartridge boxes most empty

I think of Fried Chicken an Pecan Pie
All these things so long ago
I saw the Gen'l his brow furled in worry
Shoulders sagged he looked so old
But his steely eyes still Glowed

Now the men just slip away
Never to be seen,but cowards not
They done seen the Signs
This War is lost we know

Them consarn Yankees must be millions
We all kill one then there's three
They never seem to End
There Gen'l Grant' He won't stop
He push us'ins back thout a pause
He's on our tail right close right now

This morning I see Gen'l Lee
So proudly he sits ole Traveler
As they Passed on by he waved
To all us men we cheered him on
Rumors say he goes to Surrender
The War will end this day

I think I go home get me some
Pecan Pie and Chicken

Ben

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Check out the following member inputs for comments and requests for information, Feedback's, Items of Interest and Plea's for HELP...

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OUR FOCUS: the "History of the American (United States) Civil War", with byproducts of laughter, and comraderie!

OUR GOAL: to enhance your Genealogy activity, knowledge, and "wisdom" by talking about the history surrounding their lives and actions; specifically the "Civil War" that our ancestors lived through and died because of.

Captain Oliver Wendell Holmes of the 20th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, said it so well.

"I think it is a noble and pious thing
To do whatever we may by written
Word or molded bronze and sculpted
Stone to keep our memories, our
Reverence and our love alive and
To hand them on to new generations
All too ready to forget."

OUR PROMISE: to provide an "online" environment that is NOT judgmental and to address ALL aspects of this "Pivotal Period" in our History, with honesty and truth (as we know it).

We do "Fireside Stories" about the battles, the people and the social happenings. In addition we dedicate one Thursday a month to the sharing of Songs, Poems and Letters from that era. So come back and visit; we'll save you a seat at the Fireside, and keep the Cider warm..... 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 show an interest or have entered into discussions on this topic in our Thursday sessions, we automatically add you to the distribution for this "Weekly Fireside."

AND Hey! TO YOU "FIRST-TIMERS" THIS WEEK, "Welcome"... :)

We heartily enjoyed your visit and participation. We really "fire up" with what members bring to the discussions, and we hope to see more of you.... Note that for any reason, should you desire to be removed from distribution of this "Weekly Missif," just drop us a line and we will comply with your wishes "post-haste".

Schedule of Upcoming Topics/Events*****

Time: Every Thursday Night at 11pm ET in the Golden Gates Chat Room (On AOL Only) with hosts HOST GFS Amy, HOST GFS Jayne, HOST GFS TEG and HOST GFS Jim and our many faithful friends :)

7/04/02 - HOLIDAY - The hosts will have the night off to spend it with their families.

7/11/02 - Our Monthly sessions of Letters, Songs and Poems of the Civil War

7/18/01 - OPEN CHAT

7/25/01 - Part 2 of a story about Antietam our own HOST GFS TEG wrote

8/01/02 - OPEN CHAT

8/08/02 - Our Monthly sessions of Letters, Songs and Poems of the Civil War

8/15/02 - OPEN CHAT

We'll See You Thursday Night..!
Your Joyful, Intelligent and Fun-lovin' Host's & Hostess's :-)
HOST GFS Jim, HOST GFS Jayne, HOST GFS TEG and HOST GFS Amy

Hear Ye .... Hear Ye
"The Weekly Fireside"
of the American Civil War History
Special Interest Group;
Distribution Coast to Coast
Week ending 14 July 2002

Our Mission: To serve all genealogists by providing an enjoyable online environment with as many helpful and reliable resources as possible.

If you know someone who would like to receive the newsletter by email, please have them send an email to HOST GFS Jim and HOST GFS Jayne with subscribe in the subject line.

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We had a great time last week with Letters, Songs and Poems. Wish you could have been there.

This Thursday is OPEN CHAT

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"Uncle Chuck's" Civil War Calendar!!

HOST GFS Chuck has been providing us with some excellent Civil War Events around the country so as long as he keeps sending them we'll keep this "Town Crier" up.......


24 Aug. 2002 - Museum Field Trip, Pittsburgh, PA

The Allegheny City Society and Greater Pittsburgh Civil War Round Table will have a Field Trip by bus to The Civil War Museum in Harrisburg on 24 Aug. 2002. Cost is: $50 per person, lunch included. We will need a deposit of $25 per person by April 22, with the balance of $25 due by July 22.

For additional information contact: (412) 321-4502 or: http://www.grpghcwrt.org or write:
Allegheny City Society and Greater Pittsburgh Civil War Round Table
P.O.Box 100255
Pittsburgh, PA. 15233


20-21 Sept. 2002 - Tracing Delmarva Ancestors, Salisbury, MD
The Maryland Genealogical Society holds its Tracing Your Delmarva Ancestors seminar at Salisbury Universary, Salisbury, MD. The seminar is co-hosted by the Lower Delmarva Genealogical Society and the Nabb Research Center of Salisbury University

The seminar will feature prominent speakers on the early settlers of the Delmarva Peninsula and topics of interest to researchers of Delmarva families.

THE PROGRAM
Please note that the schedule for the seminar is subject to change without notice.
Registration Information -- Cost: Friday Only: $25; Saturday Only: $25; Friday and Saturday: $50; Friday Banquet: $25.

Register by mail -- Send check or money order payable to: Maryland Genealogical Society (MGS). When registering by mail, please include your phone number, address, email address and options (Friday Only/Saturday Only/Both Days/Friday Banquet) you wish to purchase.
Mail check to:
MGS
c/o Delmarva Roots
217 Schley Ave.
Lewes, DE 19958

Register by Phone -- You may also register by phone by calling 1-800-576-8608 during normal business hours. We accept Mastercard or Visa credit cards.

Register online -- To register online, go to Delmarva Roots Genealogy store (http://www.delmarvaroots.com) and select Maryland Genealogy Seminar from the product list and select the days and/or banquet you wish to attend, add them to your shopping cart and then checkout. We accept Mastercard and Visa credit cards.

Vendors will be in attendance offering a large number of books, CDs, maps, and other miscellaneous items, covering source material, background history, how-to and other topics.

For additional information, contact: (800) 576-8608; or web site: http://www.delmarvaroots.com.

=============================================

Civil War History & Genealogy Forum Related Activities and Sites
Available for your Enjoyment and Research

War Between the States (Tracing your Civil War Ancestors)
With HOST GFS Amy and HOST GFS Wolford on
Friday evenings at 9:00 PM EDT in the Golden Gates Chat Room
of the Genealogy Forum (ONLY ON AOL) at KEYWORD: ROOTS


"Genealogy Forum's Military Resources" Website
devoted to Civil War History and the material presented in
the American Civil War History Special Interest Group
in the Genealogy Forum of America On-Line.
The address is:
http://www.genealogyforum.rootsweb.com/gfaol/resource/Military/

The Weekly Fireside Archives
http://www.genealogyforum.rootsweb.com/gfaol/resource/Military/Fireside.htm


The Genealogy Forum Mailing List Signup
You may subscribe by sending an email to:
GOLDEN-GATE-L-request@rootsweb.com
Title the subject of the email SUBSCRIPTION and type "Subscribe"
in the body of the email message.

=============================================

Editor's Note: I sincerely encourage you to feel entirely free to post any Civil War Letters, Stories or articles that you have in our Civil War History Files through the new Military Resources Website. We are trying "beef up" our Library and now those of you who have patiently stuck with us who aren't AOL Members can now participate. There is also an area for you to upload photos, if you would desire to share those with the Civil War History community. On the Web Site, there are links to our Civil War Library (Files, Firesides, and Photo's).

=============================================

FOR ALL YOU 1ST TIMERS ON THURSDAY - "WE REALLY WELCOME YOU TO OUR MERRY BAND" WE ENJOYED HAVING YOU, TRADING QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS AND ESPECIALLY YOUR CAMARADERIE!!! :-)... COME AGAIN OFTEN, WE DO INDEED "RELISH" YOUR COMPANY..

Every first-timer to the American Civil War History SIG gets put on the newsletter distribution automatically, because we like to send you a "Thank You Card" for coming to visit and this is our way of doing so. We hope to give you an opportunity to jump right in with us. If you desire NOT to receive the newsletter, then just drop us an email saying UNSUBSCRIBE and we will quickly remove your screen name from distribution. We certainly don't want to clog your mailbox with unwanted material. Also many of you pass on the newsletter to others that don't subscribe to AOL. We really want to thank you for spreading the word. I would also like to let you know that we would be happy to add them to our list if they have email of any sort. We distribute everywhere to those that have requested it. AOL membership is not a requirement although we'd love to see you in the Chat Room :D

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Travel Tips for your Vacationing pleasure...............

I've decided that I don't hurry this up, summer will be over and I'll still be plugging along Heh Heh ! So, I'm going to do a list by states (those left) and get it all out.

Kentucky:

Louisiana Maryland The Midwest
Illinois Indiana Ohio Mississippi Missouri North Carolina
The Northeast
Delaware New York Vermont
Oklahoma
I again recommend for exact details for finding these areas and what you can see, get or review a copy of "Smithsonian's Great Battles and Battlefields of the Civil War - A Definitive Field Guide."

............. enjoy, and happy traveling!

=============================================

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

Editor's Note: The new Military Resouces Website (Website is listed above in the Fireside) has a myriad of options for you. Here are some the choices: US Military Records, Conscription/Draft Records, Civil War Battle Names, Secession of the Confederate States, Your Civil War Ancestors - Where to Begin, Military Resources on the Internet, links to the Stories, Files and Talks of the American Civil War History Chat on AOL, message boards and many, many others. Your comments and suggestions are always welcome.

Additional Note from the Webmaster: Although we are thrilled to provide this area for you now, we want you to know that we are still building it and MORE files, Regimental Histories, etc., will be available in the near future. Stay Tuned!

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Weekly Web Sites We've Received

Passed on by: Kashathree@aol.com from DBeecher@prodigy.net

From AnMadraRua@aol.com
From BitsOBlueNGray@aol.com

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MEMBERS HELPING MEMBERS!!..

Here's how it works... If you are trying to get photographs of a gravesite or battlefield, to collect for your Civil War ancestor research and records, then send us a request and we will post it here... Other members see your request, some being in the near vicinity, are willing to assist, and can email you directly (This protects your privacy) to work out the details. We HIGHLY recommend the "Requester" pay for all film costs and any postage involved for a helping member. This is intended to be a "Free" assistance between members (with the exception of defraying film and postage costs). Do unto others as.... you know
:-)
Keep us posted on how this is working, so we can share them in the "Fireside"!!
HOST GFS Jim

IF YOU HAVE RECEIVED ANSWER(S) TO YOUR QUESTIONS, PLEASE BE SURE TO LET US KNOW!!!!!
Thanks!! - The Editors

We have had some gracious members offer their assistance in this area. Their screen names and areas they have offered to help in are listed.... Please honor their "goodness" and don't abuse them :-)....
We ask that you do follow the guidelines indicated above....

=============================================

OUR WEEKLY READING
(these items are extracts from our Letters, Songs, and Poems evenings)
We'll continue this next week.

=============================================

Check out the following member inputs for comments and requests for information, Feedback's, Items of Interest and Plea's for HELP...

From: IllinoisCW@aol.com

Jim --- It would be a shame for the visitors in the Atlanta area to miss THE CYCLORAMA in Grant Park in Atlanta. Also Alatoona Pass - just north of Marietta is an interesting but short side light also. Its the birthplace of the phrase "Hold The Fort." Other then those small places, I can't think of anywhere else I would recommend visiting other than the double barreled cannon in Athens, Georgia.

And thanks for the reminder of Frank. We all should have learned so much from his writings.

I look forward to the time I can rejoin the group.

Frank

"Frank" Thanks for the added information and yes indeed Frank "Ben" was special.

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OUR FOCUS: the "History of the American (United States) Civil War", with byproducts of laughter, and comraderie!

OUR GOAL: to enhance your Genealogy activity, knowledge, and "wisdom" by talking about the history surrounding their lives and actions; specifically the "Civil War" that our ancestors lived through and died because of.

Captain Oliver Wendell Holmes of the 20th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, said it so well.

"I think it is a noble and pious thing
To do whatever we may by written
Word or molded bronze and sculpted
Stone to keep our memories, our
Reverence and our love alive and
To hand them on to new generations
All too ready to forget."

OUR PROMISE: to provide an "online" environment that is NOT judgmental and to address ALL aspects of this "Pivotal Period" in our History, with honesty and truth (as we know it).

We do "Fireside Stories" about the battles, the people and the social happenings. In addition we dedicate one Thursday a month to the sharing of Songs, Poems and Letters from that era. So come back and visit; we'll save you a seat at the Fireside, and keep the Cider warm..... 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 show an interest or have entered into discussions on this topic in our Thursday sessions, we automatically add you to the distribution for this "Weekly Fireside."

AND Hey! TO YOU "FIRST-TIMERS" THIS WEEK, "Welcome"... :)

We heartily enjoyed your visit and participation. We really "fire up" with what members bring to the discussions, and we hope to see more of you.... Note that for any reason, should you desire to be removed from distribution of this "Weekly Missif," just drop us a line and we will comply with your wishes "post-haste".

Schedule of Upcoming Topics/Events*****

Time: Every Thursday Night at 11pm ET in the Golden Gates Chat Room (On AOL Only) with hosts HOST GFS Amy, HOST GFS Jayne, HOST GFS TEG and HOST GFS Jim and our many faithful friends :)

7/18/01 - OPEN CHAT

7/25/01 - Part 2 of a story about Antietam our own HOST GFS TEG wrote

8/01/02 - OPEN CHAT

8/08/02 - Our Monthly sessions of Letters, Songs and Poems of the Civil War

8/15/02 - OPEN CHAT

We'll See You Thursday Night..!
Your Joyful, Intelligent and Fun-lovin' Host's & Hostess's :-)
HOST GFS Jim, HOST GFS Jayne, HOST GFS TEG and HOST GFS Amy

Hear Ye .... Hear Ye
"The Weekly Fireside"
of the American Civil War History
Special Interest Group;
Distribution Coast to Coast
Week ending 21 July 2002

Our Mission: To serve all genealogists by providing an enjoyable online environment with as many helpful and reliable resources as possible.

If you know someone who would like to receive the newsletter by email, please have them send an email to HOST GFS Jim and HOST GFS Jayne with subscribe in the subject line.

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Whoooeeee, we had a great time Thursday night. We had some brand new folks to the Forum and of course brand new to our chat room. For you newcomers this week, we really enjoyed seeing, meeting and having a great chat with you. We'll be watching for you.

Now this Thursday is Part II of Death in September - A story of Antietam by our own HOST GFS TEG (Tom Gladwell). Now if you've not heard one of Tom's stories, than you need to come listen. They are the best Fireside Stories around and uniquely genuine.

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"Uncle Chuck's" Civil War Calendar!!

HOST GFS Chuck has been providing us with some excellent Civil War Events around the country so as long as he keeps sending them we'll keep this "Town Crier" up.......


24 Aug. 2002 - Museum Field Trip, Pittsburgh, PA

The Allegheny City Society and Greater Pittsburgh Civil War Round Table will have a Field Trip by bus to The Civil War Museum in Harrisburg on 24 Aug. 2002. Cost is: $50 per person, lunch included. We will need a deposit of $25 per person by April 22, with the balance of $25 due by July 22.

For additional information contact: (412) 321-4502 or: http://www.grpghcwrt.org or write:
Allegheny City Society and Greater Pittsburgh Civil War Round Table
P.O.Box 100255
Pittsburgh, PA. 15233


20-21 Sept. 2002 - Tracing Delmarva Ancestors, Salisbury, MD
The Maryland Genealogical Society holds its Tracing Your Delmarva Ancestors seminar at Salisbury Universary, Salisbury, MD. The seminar is co-hosted by the Lower Delmarva Genealogical Society and the Nabb Research Center of Salisbury University

The seminar will feature prominent speakers on the early settlers of the Delmarva Peninsula and topics of interest to researchers of Delmarva families.

THE PROGRAM
Please note that the schedule for the seminar is subject to change without notice.
Registration Information -- Cost: Friday Only: $25; Saturday Only: $25; Friday and Saturday: $50; Friday Banquet: $25.

Register by mail -- Send check or money order payable to: Maryland Genealogical Society (MGS). When registering by mail, please include your phone number, address, email address and options (Friday Only/Saturday Only/Both Days/Friday Banquet) you wish to purchase.
Mail check to:
MGS
c/o Delmarva Roots
217 Schley Ave.
Lewes, DE 19958

Register by Phone -- You may also register by phone by calling 1-800-576-8608 during normal business hours. We accept Mastercard or Visa credit cards.

Register online -- To register online, go to Delmarva Roots Genealogy store (http://www.delmarvaroots.com) and select Maryland Genealogy Seminar from the product list and select the days and/or banquet you wish to attend, add them to your shopping cart and then checkout. We accept Mastercard and Visa credit cards.

Vendors will be in attendance offering a large number of books, CDs, maps, and other miscellaneous items, covering source material, background history, how-to and other topics.

For additional information, contact: (800) 576-8608; or web site: http://www.delmarvaroots.com.

=============================================

Civil War History & Genealogy Forum Related Activities and Sites
Available for your Enjoyment and Research

War Between the States (Tracing your Civil War Ancestors)
With HOST GFS Amy and HOST GFS Wolford on
Friday evenings at 9:00 PM EDT in the Golden Gates Chat Room
of the Genealogy Forum (ONLY ON AOL) at KEYWORD: ROOTS


"Genealogy Forum's Military Resources" Website
devoted to Civil War History and the material presented in
the American Civil War History Special Interest Group
in the Genealogy Forum of America On-Line.
The address is:
http://www.genealogyforum.rootsweb.com/gfaol/resource/Military/

The Weekly Fireside Archives
http://www.genealogyforum.rootsweb.com/gfaol/resource/Military/Fireside.htm


The Genealogy Forum Mailing List Signup
You may subscribe by sending an email to:
GOLDEN-GATE-L-request@rootsweb.com
Title the subject of the email SUBSCRIPTION and type "Subscribe"
in the body of the email message.

=============================================

Editor's Note: I sincerely encourage you to feel entirely free to post any Civil War Letters, Stories or articles that you have in our Civil War History Files through the new Military Resources Website. We are trying "beef up" our Library and now those of you who have patiently stuck with us who aren't AOL Members can now participate. There is also an area for you to upload photos, if you would desire to share those with the Civil War History community. On the Web Site, there are links to our Civil War Library (Files, Firesides, and Photo's).

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FOR ALL YOU 1ST TIMERS ON THURSDAY - "WE REALLY WELCOME YOU TO OUR MERRY BAND" WE ENJOYED HAVING YOU, TRADING QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS AND ESPECIALLY YOUR CAMARADERIE!!! :-)... COME AGAIN OFTEN, WE DO INDEED "RELISH" YOUR COMPANY..

Every first-timer to the American Civil War History SIG gets put on the newsletter distribution automatically, because we like to send you a "Thank You Card" for coming to visit and this is our way of doing so. We hope to give you an opportunity to jump right in with us. If you desire NOT to receive the newsletter, then just drop us an email saying UNSUBSCRIBE and we will quickly remove your screen name from distribution. We certainly don't want to clog your mailbox with unwanted material. Also many of you pass on the newsletter to others that don't subscribe to AOL. We really want to thank you for spreading the word. I would also like to let you know that we would be happy to add them to our list if they have email of any sort. We distribute everywhere to those that have requested it. AOL membership is not a requirement although we'd love to see you in the Chat Room :D

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Travel Tips for your Vacationing pleasure...............

I've decided that I don't hurry this up, summer will be over and I'll still be plugging along Heh Heh ! This week's will be the final installment. Just in time.

Pennsylvania:
South Carolina: Tennessee: Texas: Virginia: West Virginia:

I again recommend for exact details for finding these areas and what you can see, get or review a copy of "Smithsonian's Great Battles and Battlefields of the Civil War - A Definitive Field Guide."

............. enjoy, and happy traveling!

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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

Editor's Note: The new Military Resouces Website (Website is listed above in the Fireside) has a myriad of options for you. Here are some the choices: US Military Records, Conscription/Draft Records, Civil War Battle Names, Secession of the Confederate States, Your Civil War Ancestors - Where to Begin, Military Resources on the Internet, links to the Stories, Files and Talks of the American Civil War History Chat on AOL, message boards and many, many others. Your comments and suggestions are always welcome.

Additional Note from the Webmaster: Although we are thrilled to provide this area for you now, we want you to know that we are still building it and MORE files, Regimental Histories, etc., will be available in the near future. Stay Tuned!

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Weekly Web Sites We've Received


From BitsOBlueNGray@aol.com

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MEMBERS HELPING MEMBERS!!..


Here's how it works... If you are trying to get photographs of a gravesite or battlefield, to collect for your Civil War ancestor research and records, then send us a request and we will post it here... Other members see your request, some being in the near vicinity, are willing to assist, and can email you directly (This protects your privacy) to work out the details. We HIGHLY recommend the "Requester" pay for all film costs and any postage involved for a helping member. This is intended to be a "Free" assistance between members (with the exception of defraying film and postage costs). Do unto others as.... you know
:-)
Keep us posted on how this is working, so we can share them in the "Fireside"!!
HOST GFS Jim

IF YOU HAVE RECEIVED ANSWER(S) TO YOUR QUESTIONS, PLEASE BE SURE TO LET US KNOW!!!!!
Thanks!! - The Editors

We have had some gracious members offer their assistance in this area. Their screen names and areas they have offered to help in are listed.... Please honor their "goodness" and don't abuse them :-)....
We ask that you do follow the guidelines indicated above....

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OUR WEEKLY READING
(these items are extracts from our Letters, Songs, and Poems evenings)
We'll continue this next week.

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Check out the following member inputs for comments and requests for information, Feedback's, Items of Interest and Plea's for HELP...

From: MMeadPond@aol.com

http://www.newsobserver.com/news/triangle/story/1524018p-1553601c.html

FLAG COMES HOME
Civil War artifact returns to North Carolina after century of misidentification
By Aarti Shah, Staff Writer

RALEIGH - After nearly 140 years, the tattered and bloodstained battle flag of the Fifth Regiment N.C. State Troops was returned home Tuesday.

The 48-inch silk flag now hangs in the N.C. Museum of History among swords, frock coats and pistols used by the regiment. It had been housed in a museum in Arkansas since 1905, where it had been misidentified as a flag of an Arkansas infantry unit until a historian caught the error.

In a ceremony at the N.C. Museum of History attended by about 40 people, the flag -- one of the first to be made of silk and display the Confederate design -- was presented to the state by a curator from Arkansas.

"It's a very important piece of history, an artifact that hundreds of people lost their lives for being a part of and for carrying it," said Tom Belton, curator of military history at the N.C. Museum of History.

A Union soldier found the flag lying among the 250 men of the regiment killed at the Battle of Williamsburg, Va., in 1862. Because of a shortage of crimson silk during the war, it was made from pink silk that, despite years of restoration, has faded to a flesh tint.

"It made my heart jump," said Jake Mills, 13, one of six children attending a weeklong Civil War camp at the museum. "All the flags we've seen have been from other battles, but I've never seen our flag. A lot of my family fought in the war from North Carolina."

Many attendees said that they hope such events improve the controversial image of the Confederate flag. Cathy West, a teacher and a member of the United Daughters' of the Confederacy, wore a rebel flag-themed jewelry set at the event.

"In recent history, it has been misused and abused, but it educates us," she said. "It's our heritage, and without our past, we have no future or no present. [Seeing] it gives me goosebumps."

Brenda McKean, part of a Civil War re-enactment troop, came wearing a dress and bonnet, something she said was typical attire for women from the North and South during the war.

"It's important to keep this issue out there and for people to keep talking about it," she said. "The courage and determination of those who fought is still very strong to the descendants."

Staff writer Aarti Shah can be reached at ashah@newsobserver.com.

{{{{{Mosey}}}} Great find.. Thanks Sis!

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OUR FOCUS: the "History of the American (United States) Civil War", with byproducts of laughter, and comraderie!

OUR GOAL: to enhance your Genealogy activity, knowledge, and "wisdom" by talking about the history surrounding their lives and actions; specifically the "Civil War" that our ancestors lived through and died because of.

Captain Oliver Wendell Holmes of the 20th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, said it so well.

"I think it is a noble and pious thing
To do whatever we may by written
Word or molded bronze and sculpted
Stone to keep our memories, our
Reverence and our love alive and
To hand them on to new generations
All too ready to forget."

OUR PROMISE: to provide an "online" environment that is NOT judgmental and to address ALL aspects of this "Pivotal Period" in our History, with honesty and truth (as we know it).

We do "Fireside Stories" about the battles, the people and the social happenings. In addition we dedicate one Thursday a month to the sharing of Songs, Poems and Letters from that era. So come back and visit; we'll save you a seat at the Fireside, and keep the Cider warm..... 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 show an interest or have entered into discussions on this topic in our Thursday sessions, we automatically add you to the distribution for this "Weekly Fireside."

AND Hey! TO YOU "FIRST-TIMERS" THIS WEEK, "Welcome"... :)

We heartily enjoyed your visit and participation. We really "fire up" with what members bring to the discussions, and we hope to see more of you.... Note that for any reason, should you desire to be removed from distribution of this "Weekly Missif," just drop us a line and we will comply with your wishes "post-haste".

Schedule of Upcoming Topics/Events*****

Time: Every Thursday Night at 11pm ET in the Golden Gates Chat Room (On AOL Only) with hosts HOST GFS Amy, HOST GFS Jayne, HOST GFS TEG and HOST GFS Jim and our many faithful friends :)

7/25/01 - Part 2 of a story about Antietam our own HOST GFS TEG wrote

8/01/02 - OPEN CHAT

8/08/02 - Our Monthly sessions of Letters, Songs and Poems of the Civil War

8/15/02 - OPEN CHAT

8/22/02 - The Ozarks Burn - by HOST GFS Jim

8/29/02 - OPEN CHAT

We'll See You Thursday Night..!
Your Joyful, Intelligent and Fun-lovin' Host's & Hostess's :-)
HOST GFS Jim, HOST GFS Jayne, HOST GFS TEG and HOST GFS Amy

Hear Ye .... Hear Ye
"The Weekly Fireside"
of the American Civil War History
Special Interest Group;
Distribution Coast to Coast
Week ending 28 July 2002

Our Mission: To serve all genealogists by providing an enjoyable online environment with as many helpful and reliable resources as possible.

If you know someone who would like to receive the newsletter by email, please have them send an email to HOST GFS Jim and HOST GFS Jayne with subscribe in the subject line.

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We had a great time Thursday night. We read the second part of HOST GFS TEG's story about Antietam, and what a story it was! Watch the schedule for more stories by TEG and some of our room members!! You really don't want to miss any of them.

Now this coming Thursday will be open chat. This is your opportunity to come and ask questions or bring a tidbit of info you've found while researching. Our open chats are your nights to discuss what you want.

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"Uncle Chuck's" Civil War Calendar!!

HOST GFS Chuck has been providing us with some excellent Civil War Events around the country so as long as he keeps sending them we'll keep this "Town Crier" up.......


24 Aug. 2002 - Museum Field Trip, Pittsburgh, PA

The Allegheny City Society and Greater Pittsburgh Civil War Round Table will have a Field Trip by bus to The Civil War Museum in Harrisburg on 24 Aug. 2002. Cost is: $50 per person, lunch included. We will need a deposit of $25 per person by April 22, with the balance of $25 due by July 22.

For additional information contact: (412) 321-4502 or: http://www.grpghcwrt.org or write:
Allegheny City Society and Greater Pittsburgh Civil War Round Table
P.O.Box 100255
Pittsburgh, PA. 15233


20-21 Sept. 2002 - Tracing Delmarva Ancestors, Salisbury, MD
The Maryland Genealogical Society holds its Tracing Your Delmarva Ancestors seminar at Salisbury Universary, Salisbury, MD. The seminar is co-hosted by the Lower Delmarva Genealogical Society and the Nabb Research Center of Salisbury University

The seminar will feature prominent speakers on the early settlers of the Delmarva Peninsula and topics of interest to researchers of Delmarva families.

THE PROGRAM
Please note that the schedule for the seminar is subject to change without notice.
Registration Information -- Cost: Friday Only: $25; Saturday Only: $25; Friday and Saturday: $50; Friday Banquet: $25.

Register by mail -- Send check or money order payable to: Maryland Genealogical Society (MGS). When registering by mail, please include your phone number, address, email address and options (Friday Only/Saturday Only/Both Days/Friday Banquet) you wish to purchase.
Mail check to:
MGS
c/o Delmarva Roots
217 Schley Ave.
Lewes, DE 19958

Register by Phone -- You may also register by phone by calling 1-800-576-8608 during normal business hours. We accept Mastercard or Visa credit cards.

Register online -- To register online, go to Delmarva Roots Genealogy store (http://www.delmarvaroots.com) and select Maryland Genealogy Seminar from the product list and select the days and/or banquet you wish to attend, add them to your shopping cart and then checkout. We accept Mastercard and Visa credit cards.

Vendors will be in attendance offering a large number of books, CDs, maps, and other miscellaneous items, covering source material, background history, how-to and other topics.

For additional information, contact: (800) 576-8608; or web site: http://www.delmarvaroots.com.

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Civil War History & Genealogy Forum Related Activities and Sites
Available for your Enjoyment and Research

War Between the States (Tracing your Civil War Ancestors)
With HOST GFS Amy and HOST GFS Wolford on
Friday evenings at 9:00 PM EDT in the Golden Gates Chat Room
of the Genealogy Forum (ONLY ON AOL) at KEYWORD: ROOTS


"Genealogy Forum's Military Resources" Website
devoted to Civil War History and the material presented in
the American Civil War History Special Interest Group
in the Genealogy Forum of America On-Line.
The address is:
http://www.genealogyforum.rootsweb.com/gfaol/resource/Military/

The Weekly Fireside Archives
http://www.genealogyforum.rootsweb.com/gfaol/resource/Military/Fireside.htm


The Genealogy Forum Mailing List Signup
You may subscribe by sending an email to:
GOLDEN-GATE-L-request@rootsweb.com
Title the subject of the email SUBSCRIPTION and type "Subscribe"
in the body of the email message.

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Editor's Note: I sincerely encourage you to feel entirely free to post any Civil War Letters, Stories or articles that you have in our Civil War History Files through the new Military Resources Website. We are trying "beef up" our Library and now those of you who have patiently stuck with us who aren't AOL Members can now participate. There is also an area for you to upload photos, if you would desire to share those with the Civil War History community. On the Web Site, there are links to our Civil War Library (Files, Firesides, and Photo's).

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FOR ALL YOU 1ST TIMERS ON THURSDAY - "WE REALLY WELCOME YOU TO OUR MERRY BAND" WE ENJOYED HAVING YOU, TRADING QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS AND ESPECIALLY YOUR CAMARADERIE!!! :-)... COME AGAIN OFTEN, WE DO INDEED "RELISH" YOUR COMPANY..

Every first-timer to the American Civil War History SIG gets put on the newsletter distribution automatically, because we like to send you a "Thank You Card" for coming to visit and this is our way of doing so. We hope to give you an opportunity to jump right in with us. If you desire NOT to receive the newsletter, then just drop us an email saying UNSUBSCRIBE and we will quickly remove your screen name from distribution. We certainly don't want to clog your mailbox with unwanted material. Also many of you pass on the newsletter to others that don't subscribe to AOL. We really want to thank you for spreading the word. I would also like to let you know that we would be happy to add them to our list if they have email of any sort. We distribute everywhere to those that have requested it. AOL membership is not a requirement although we'd love to see you in the Chat Room :D

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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

Editor's Note: The new Military Resouces Website (Website is listed above in the Fireside) has a myriad of options for you. Here are some the choices: US Military Records, Conscription/Draft Records, Civil War Battle Names, Secession of the Confederate States, Your Civil War Ancestors - Where to Begin, Military Resources on the Internet, links to the Stories, Files and Talks of the American Civil War History Chat on AOL, message boards and many, many others. Your comments and suggestions are always welcome.

Additional Note from the Webmaster: Although we are thrilled to provide this area for you now, we want you to know that we are still building it and MORE files, Regimental Histories, etc., will be available in the near future. Stay Tuned!

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Weekly Web Sites We've Received

From AnMadraRua@aol.com

From HOSTGFSAmy@aol.com

From SteveCSA@aol.com

From BitsOBlueNGray@aol.com

From GHowe8749@aol.com

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MEMBERS HELPING MEMBERS!!..


Here's how it works... If you are trying to get photographs of a gravesite or battlefield, to collect for your Civil War ancestor research and records, then send us a request and we will post it here... Other members see your request, some being in the near vicinity, are willing to assist, and can email you directly (This protects your privacy) to work out the details. We HIGHLY recommend the "Requester" pay for all film costs and any postage involved for a helping member. This is intended to be a "Free" assistance between members (with the exception of defraying film and postage costs). Do unto others as.... you know
:-)
Keep us posted on how this is working, so we can share them in the "Fireside"!!
HOST GFS Jim

IF YOU HAVE RECEIVED ANSWER(S) TO YOUR QUESTIONS, PLEASE BE SURE TO LET US KNOW!!!!!
Thanks!! - The Editors

We have had some gracious members offer their assistance in this area. Their screen names and areas they have offered to help in are listed.... Please honor their "goodness" and don't abuse them :-)....
We ask that you do follow the guidelines indicated above....

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OUR WEEKLY READING
(these items are extracts from our Letters, Songs, and Poems evenings)

FOR THE DEAR OLD FLAG I DIE
Words by George Cooper
Music by Stephen Collins Foster

"For the dear old flag I die"
Said the wounded drummer boy:
"Mother press you lips to mine;
O, they bring me pieace and joy!
'Tis the last time on the earth
I shall ever see your face,
Mother take me to your heart
Let me die in your embrace

Chorus: For the dear old flag I die,
Mother, dry your weeping eye;
For the honor of our land
And the dear old Flag I die."

"Do not mourn, my mother, dear,
Every pang will soon be o'er;
For I hear the angel band
Calling from their starry shore;
Now I see their banners wave
In the light of perfect day,
Though 'tis hard to part with you,
Yet I would not wish to stay." (Chorus)

Farewell mother, Death's cold hand
Weighs upon my spirit now,
And I feel his blighting breath
Fan my pallid cheek and brow.
Closer! Closer! to your heart,
Let me feel that you are by,
While my sight is growing dim,
For the dear old Flag I die. (Chorus)

Found in "Songs of the Civil War"
Compiled and edited by Irwin Silber


"HOSPITAL DUTIES"
by Unknown

A poem depicting the role of women as nurses in the war. Many women on both sides volunteered to work in the makeshift hospitals where, as one wrote in her diary, they kneeled in blood and water all day long by the wounded and dying. This poem calls for an end of class consciousness in the emergency and extols the Providence of God.

Fold away all your bright-tinted dresses,
Turn the key on your jewels today,
And the wealth of your tendril-like tresses
Braid back in a serious way;
No more delicate gloves, no more laces,
No more trifling in boudoir or bower,
But come with your souls in your faces
To meet the stern wants of the hour.

Look around! By the torchlight unsteady
The dead and the dying seem one --
What! trembling and paling already,
Before your dear mission's begun?
These wounds are more precious than ghastly --
Time presses her lips to each scar,
While she chants of the glory which vastly
Transcends all the horrors of war.

Pause here by this bedside. How mellow
The light showers down on that brow!
Such a brave, brawny visage, poor fellow!
Some homestead is missing him now.
Some wife shades her eyes in the clearing,
Some mother sits moaning distressed,
While the loved one lies faint but unfearing,
With the enemy's ball in his breast.

Here's another - a lad - a mere stripling,
Picked up in the field almost dead,
With the blood through his sunny hair rippling
From the horrible gash in the head.
They say he was first in the action;
Gay-hearted, quick-headed, and witty;
He fought till he dropped with exhaustion
At the gates of our fair Southern city.

Fought and fell 'neath the guns of that city,
With a spirit transcending his years --
Lift him up in your large-hearted pity,
And wet his pale lips with your tears.
Touch him gently; most sacred the duty
Of dressing that poor shattered hand!
God spare him to rise in his beauty,
And battle once more for his land!

Pass on! it is useless to linger
While others are calling your care;
There is need for your delicate finger,
For your womanly sympathy there.
There are sick ones athirst for caressing,
There are dying ones raving at home,
There are wounds to be bound with a blessing,
And shrouds to make ready for some.

They have gathered about you the harvest
Of death in its ghastliest view;
The nearest as well as the furthest
Is there with the traitor and true.
And crowned with your beautiful patience,
Made sunny with love at the heart,
You must balsam the wounds of the nations,
Nor falter nor shrink from your part.

And the lips of the mother will bless you,
And angels, sweet-visaged and pale,
And the little ones run to caress you,
And the wives and the sisters cry tail!
But e'en if you drop down unheeded,
What matter? God's ways are the best;
You have poured out your life where 'twas needed,
And He will take care of the rest.

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Check out the following member inputs for comments and requests for information, Feedback's, Items of Interest and Plea's for HELP...

This was sent to us by SusiCP@aol.com

CEMETERY OFFICIALS LOOKING FOR DONATIONS, INFORMATION

The 77 men buried in the Grand Army of the Republic section of Monongahela cemetery didn't turn their backs on their country when it came calling in time of need.

Now, those who manage the cemetery are hoping the community won't turn its back on them.

Monongahela Cemetery was placed on the National Registry of Historic Places and Landmarks for its design and architecture earlier this summer. Cemetery officials hope to restore it to its original splendor.

First on the agenda is the restoration of the GAR section.

Work to be completed include evaluating the tombstones, paving the access road, replacing the flagpole, redesigning the cannon bases and restoring the plaques.

Jack Cattaneo, president of the cemetery board of directors, said most of the tombstones seem to be in good condition with only cleaning needed, but others may need new foundations. The project is expected to cost $50,000, but only $2,000 has been raised so far.

In an effort to spark donations, the cemetery board is publicizing the names of the 77 men buried in the GAR section, hoping family members will honor their memory with a financial contribution.

They are:
David Craven, J. N. Gibbs, William P. Eckels, Robert Boyd, John M. Flint, James Flannegan, Edward Smith, James Hope, John Brown, William Pollock Sr., Harvey Rose, Matthew Hannesmann, George W. Haley, James Kennedy, Thomas Sullivan, William C. Lavderback, Elijah Ogle, James Alexander and John Clark.

Also, Mesh Haywood, Robert Farr/Tarr, Lewis Worrman, George McFeely, John Frye/Fry, William Ray, Frank Sarvino, Robert Pancoast, Peter Riter, Joe Girffey, Joseph Miller. Weden (Wade) Ford, George Kerr, Adam Anderson, Charles E. Rose, Thomas Houseman, Joseph P. Brubaker, Samuel Grist and David McMichaels.

Also, Samuel Sable, James Rose, David Adams, John Donnelly, Robert Rudge, Elijah Crall, Lindsay Cady, Moses Ross, William Keeling, Walter Clutter, Joseph Lauderback, Jacob Ostrander, Lewis McDonald, Samuel L. Nolder, John Marshall, Jr., W. Hamilton, Henry Gibson, David S. Behanna and William S. Hendrickson.

Also, John Markell Gibbs, Samuel Grace, Fred Feevey, S. Countryman, William Barringer, George Balve, Edward Giegons, Joseph Marker, William E. Chester, David Brandon, Joseph R. Joy, Vincent Amos, Van Hillman, Flemming Cunningham, Artiste Aitken, William Booth, James Craven, Henry Brandon, William P. Edwards, Francis E. Rogers and August Feevey.

"All of these men are sons, many of them are fathers, brothers and husbands, but in death they chose to be comrades for eternity," Cattaneo said.

"These men fought and many died for our country. They should be remembered and honored. This cemetery is part of our heritage and history."

Cattaneo, though, said he hopes publicizing the names of the deceased veterans does more than move people to contribute to the project financially.

"It would be nice to know the stories of these men and I would like to work jointly with the Monongahela Area Historical Society to document these, our veterans'. "histories," he said. The goal is to have the renovations completed by Memorial Day 2003.

Anyone interested in donating to the renovation can call the cemetery at 724-258-8750 or send their donation to Monongahela Cemetery, Cemetery Street, Monongahela PA 15063.
--END OF ARTICLE--

For more information or to submit information on any of these veterans, contact John Cattaneo, 111 Prosser Drive, Monongahela PA 16053, telephone 724-258-9464.
His E-mail address is teach_2001.hotmail.com

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OUR FOCUS: the "History of the American (United States) Civil War", with byproducts of laughter, and comraderie!

OUR GOAL: to enhance your Genealogy activity, knowledge, and "wisdom" by talking about the history surrounding their lives and actions; specifically the "Civil War" that our ancestors lived through and died because of.

Captain Oliver Wendell Holmes of the 20th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, said it so well.

"I think it is a noble and pious thing
To do whatever we may by written
Word or molded bronze and sculpted
Stone to keep our memories, our
Reverence and our love alive and
To hand them on to new generations
All too ready to forget."

OUR PROMISE: to provide an "online" environment that is NOT judgmental and to address ALL aspects of this "Pivotal Period" in our History, with honesty and truth (as we know it).

We do "Fireside Stories" about the battles, the people and the social happenings. In addition we dedicate one Thursday a month to the sharing of Songs, Poems and Letters from that era. So come back and visit; we'll save you a seat at the Fireside, and keep the Cider warm..... 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 show an interest or have entered into discussions on this topic in our Thursday sessions, we automatically add you to the distribution for this "Weekly Fireside."

AND Hey! TO YOU "FIRST-TIMERS" THIS WEEK, "Welcome"... :)

We heartily enjoyed your visit and participation. We really "fire up" with what members bring to the discussions, and we hope to see more of you.... Note that for any reason, should you desire to be removed from distribution of this "Weekly Missif," just drop us a line and we will comply with your wishes "post-haste".

Schedule of Upcoming Topics/Events*****

Time: Every Thursday Night at 11pm ET in the Golden Gates Chat Room (On AOL Only) with hosts HOST GFS Amy, HOST GFS Jayne, HOST GFS TEG and HOST GFS Jim and our many faithful friends :)

8/01/02 - OPEN CHAT

8/08/02 - Our Monthly sessions of Letters, Songs and Poems of the Civil War

8/15/02 - OPEN CHAT

8/22/02 - The Ozarks Burn - by HOST GFS Jim

8/29/02 - OPEN CHAT

We'll See You Thursday Night..!
Your Joyful, Intelligent and Fun-lovin' Host's & Hostess's :-)
HOST GFS Jim, HOST GFS Jayne, HOST GFS TEG and HOST GFS Amy

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