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October 2010

Oct
11
2010

Here is a copy of my proposal

For my final project I would like to use two primary source documents that were written during the occupation of Carlisle in 1863. The letters of Margaret Flemming Murray and Mary Flemming Murray, depict two personal experiences during the events of the shelling of Carlisle. The two sisters each wrote a lengthy letter to their […]

Oct
11
2010

Proposal

Here is a copy of the proposal that I turned in today in class. This copy does not include the argument that I will be making. As discussed in class, I will try to focus on this one particular hospital and look at the manuscripts at the Virginia Historical Society on the women who worked […]

Oct
11
2010

The Proposal

As instructed by Osborne, here is the proposal Jason DeBlanco Professor Osborne HIST 204 10/11/2010 Topic Proposal Description: My topic is the comparison and examination of Quartermaster Sergeant John C. Brock‚Äôs letters compared to the letters of black soldiers who were less educated and/or held lower ranks. Significance: By examining the difference between higher ranked […]

Oct
11
2010

Topic

Following the discovery of a newspaper article which specifies the 76 men drafted in Cumberland County during the Civil War Draft, I have decided upon the topic of the success rate of the draft in Cumberland County. I will be using ancestry library edition to track down the fates of the 76 men, and determine […]

Oct
11
2010

Topic

After a bunch of dead ends I have a topic for my final paper. I will be analyzing a selection of corresspondence from Everard Bierer to Eli Slifer in the first 2 years of the war. Bierer was born into a powerful family in Germany that had moved to the United States in 1804. Within […]

Oct
11
2010

Update

For some reason far beyond my understanding, I have been unable to log on to this blog over the past several days. It simply would not load onto my computer. I was, however, able to identify the individual from Dickinson who Prof. Osborne referred to in class last week. James Alexander Ventress Pue graduated in […]

Oct
11
2010

Topic Proposal

Ive been scrambling my brain to narrow down to a topic and even find some primary source documents on African American’s reactions to post civil war life, even some letters from the surrounding area but have been drawing blanks. What helped though was scanning through the bibliography we had to do for Professor Osborne and […]

Oct
11
2010

Topic

I originally had a bit of trouble deciding what to do as my topic, but I was finally able to choose something that dealt with Civil War hospitals as I wanted to do. My topic deals with a hospital that falls outside of this region, but while I am home for fall break I will […]