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Old 08-11-2005, 03:03 PM
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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!
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More civil war images

When I was puting together my web site, I need some photos that I could use to showcase my attempts. I didn't feel confortable using family photos and some of my best pieces, required permission from the owners and that permission was taking long to arrive.

So, I put together using civil war pictures from the Library of Congress. Let me know what you think of the images and the site.
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