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Snyder
Mar 24, 2021
In Civil War Book Enabling
Starting a new book.
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Snyder
Mar 24, 2021
In Civil War Book Enabling
This book covers the 107th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, a heavily ethnic German unit from Northeastern Ohio (Cleveland, Akron, Canton). Serving with the 11th Corps, they served from Gettysburg to Olustee to Camden (Potters Raid). It details the dislike of Germans during the time period and how they became scapegoats for the failures of leadership on all levels. Beyond that it covers the 107th's "banishment" to the Southern fringes of the war wear the climate provide just as much of a hazard as enemy fire. Downside to this book is the obsessively heavy use of quotations in the first part of the book. For me, it hurts the flow of reading as I naturally pause (and change tone in my head) when I see then. They become more tolerable in later chapters.
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Snyder
Mar 02, 2021
In Bang Barn Discussion
In catching up with the podcast, I've completed Episode 10 (Alcohol in the Civil War) and wanted to pose Darin and Mary's questions of which Civil War figure would you share drinks with. I'm not well versed in the history and personal stories of the Civil War so forgive my plebian pick of General William Haines Lytle. I feel between his affluent and notable paternal relations and his power of prose, he would provide an enjoyable evening of drinks. Plus, he carried this so you know he was serious.
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Snyder
Feb 28, 2021
In Civil War Book Enabling
My $16 book haul today...
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Snyder
Feb 16, 2021
In Civil War Book Enabling
I came across this not too long ago. It's only 44-pages but provided some perspective to what was happening around Lincoln and his security. It is written by members of the 7th Ohio Independent Cavalry. From NARA: https://ia600900.us.archive.org/15/items/lincolnsbodyguar00mcbr/lincolnsbodyguar00mcbr.pdf A section I enjoyed.... The next morning I witnessed an interesting scene. Mr. Lincoln came out and started toward the department, apparently absorbed in thought. The infantry sentinel presented arms as he approached, but Mr. Lincoln walked by without returning the salute. The soldier re-mained standing at a present arms. When Mr. Lincoln had passed him nearly or quite two rods, he suddenly stopped, turned clear around, lifted his hat and bowed. His manner was significant of his kindly nature. It was that of one gentleman apologizing to another for an unintentional slight. Mr. Lincoln was not a military man, yet his position made him the commander-in-chief of the army and entitled him to military honors. He understood that the duty of an officer to return a salute was as imperative as the duty of the soldier to give it. The humblest private in the ranks is entitled to have his sa- lute returned, and a failure to return it is an afifront and a breach of military courtesy. When Mr. Lincoln real- ized that he had failed to recognize the salute at the proper time he was not content merely to return it, but in his manner of returning it tendered an ample apology. (page 27)
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Snyder
Feb 15, 2021
In Civil War Talk
Being from Ohio, I have a great interest in the formation of the units throughout the state. A project I have been working on is a map seeing all of the known camps established during the war and associated units from each. As a lot of the exact locations of these camps have been lost to history, so I opted to just narrow it down to counties. Below is a working draft. It's not complete and I need to pretty it up some, but I wanted to share and show the progress. Figure if I put it out there, it'll keep me working on it.
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