Originally Posted by MaryLynn
Thanks for your comments, Mike. Regarding your Civil War men, have you gotten the military or pension files on any of them? There can be a wealth of information in there.
By the way, I will be contacting you in a few days. I'll be receiving the original of that silvered photo from earlier this summer as well as some others that have been through a flood. Sure would appreciate learning from you.
yes we have military records on a few of them. Very interesting reading in some of them! If I may give you an example of what it leads to:
My G grandpa was a Capt in the Union Army, he ended up drawing a pension. He died in 1906, and the pension went to his widow. In 1923 she requested a raise in the pension, and wrote "I am the daughter of a soldier (her father was in the British Army and served in India), I am the wife of a soldier, and I am the Mother of a soldier (her youngest son served during WW1)." She got the raise and died in 1928. When we got a copy of the letter and started putting things in order we realized that she also had 2 grandsons who served in WW2, a great grandson who served during Vietnam, and a great great grandson who served during the first Desert Storm. And we never really considered ourselves a military family.......
I look forward to meeting you. We will set something up and show you how we do it and see if we cannot get some good results out of your orginals. I do not remember if I gave you my phone number, its 360-825-2764, thats my studio number. We operate by appointment only so please call. Thanks!