In case you haven’t caught my blog posts these past couple days I’m transcribing a local GAR Roster from 1908. Today’s page is a list of Standing Committees. Let’s see what kind of committees there are in this organization in 1908.
Baxter Trevor John W. Crum
Reuben White W. H. Marshall
R. White Fred Louthan
James Sullivan J. S. Sparling
If you caught my blog post yesterday you know I’m transcribing a local GAR Roster from 1908. Let me tell you H. H. Herman and Thomas Maltbie were busy guys! I also find it amusing that this post lists a surgeon! Here are the rest of the Officers from Mart Armstrong GAR Post No. 202.
“Please join me in the Honor Roll Project. Volunteers are taking photos of war memorials and honor rolls, posting them on their blogs and websites, and transcribing the names of all the people listed. These transcriptions make the names available for search engines, and the names will be available for people searching for family, ancestors and friends.“
That is so neat on so many levels! Remembering veterans, preserving genealogical info so it’s not lost forever, adding it to the web so that it might help another researcher. Cool!
Unfortunately I can’t think of one monument in my area that fits Heather’s description but don’t count me out just yet!
Recently I’ve seen a couple posts about autograph books. Very cool books indeed and I remembered have my maternal grandmother’s autograph book. My mom gave it to me years and years ago. It’s been safely put away for sometime now. My recent blog readings made me hunt it up.
It took only a few moments to pull out my grandmother’s autograph book. I knew exactly where it was. The cover and pages are in really nice shape, it’s just that the binding is broken. So gently and ever so carefully I turn every page.
My grandmother, Gladys B. Marshall Lowery was born in 1892 in Allen County, Ohio. The earliest message in her book is January 5, 1903. Maybe this album was a Christmas gift. She’d have been 10 years old then and I imagine this was a prized possession.
As I look through the pages some notes are signed “your cousin” with vaguely familiar names.
Nov 29. 1909.
Love your playmates
Love your toys;
But never never love
Later my grandmother wrote Battles after Ida’s last name. Thanks grandma for her married name!!
So I need to check these collateral family members out.
I’m not sure how I stumbled on the Confederate Military History but I’ve found it to be another great reference as I do my Civil War research. Along the same lines as the Southern Historical Papers or the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, the Confederate Military History gives us a first hand account of the war from those fighting for the Confederacy.