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Transcription: Adjutant General’s letter re David Coon’s death.

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Spread the love…          The following is my transcription of a letter from the Adjutant General’s office regarding David Coon’s death during the Civil War.   Adjutant General’s Office Washington, D. C. June 5th, 1865. Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge read on…


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Recovering the wounded at Vimy Ridge.

What we don’t hear about the battle of Vimy Ridge.

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Spread the love…          In honor of today’s ceremonies in honor of the 100th anniversary of the battle at Vimy Ridge, I am reposting several articles about my own ancestors who died in WWI.    In my father’s French Canadian, ‘Turmaine’ branch of read on…


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The story behind the starvation of the Lady of Hay.

The starvation of the Lady of Hay.

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Spread the love…            The story behind the starvation of the Lady of Hay.   William de Briouse III (25th great grandfather to my children, Erin and Stuart) was the son of William de Briouse II, Lord of Abergavenny (as well read on…


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In remembrance.

In Remembrance.

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Spread the love…            Being from a dedicated military family, this is a somber time of year for us, in remembrance of those we lost.   The relationships to our children, Erin and Stuart, are in italics following the excerpt.   read on…


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Transcription: Civil War Letters of Private David Coon (1824-1864)

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Spread the love…          Transcription of the final pages of this extensive project of the Civil War Letters of Private David Coon was completed April 10, 2013.   Page 1… FOREWORD. The following letters, written by David Coon to his wife and read on…


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David Coon and Mary Ann (Adams)

David Coon: A Civil War story… and tragedy.

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Spread the love…           I spent a great deal of time transcribing the typewritten copies of handwritten letters of David Coon to his wife and children from Confederate prison, marking the days until his subsequent death from disease. The original transcriptions read on…


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Mark Blythe to Barack Obama Relationship Chart

Mark Blythe to Barack Obama Relationship Chart

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Spread the love…            The relationship chart illustrating the multi-generational, multi-cultural, multi-racial connections between Barack Obama and my husband Mark Blythe.   A while ago, we saw a genealogy chart in a Chicago newspaper online showing Barack Obama’s family tree, which read on…


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