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November 2010

Nov
30
2010

Project

So I have continued to research my project and make the corrections to my original draft. I had to research more in-depth Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper. The Archives was only able to give me the editions from 1864 six months to a whole year after the battle took place. So i have added those two […]

Nov
29
2010

Here is my updated conclusion

This is still a little rough but getting much better – While countless southern women dreadfully suffered from Union invasions between the years 1861 to 1865, very few northern women were exposed to encounters with the rebel army. In addition to the town of Carlisle, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania was the only other Federal town that uprooted […]

Nov
29
2010

Adams Co. Historical Society

I have set up an appointment to meet with Wayne Motts, the director of the Adams County Historical Society, to view some documents on and discuss the 1st Maryland Regiments. The Society houses the Bachelder Papers that I have been trying to track down for sometime now, along with some other relevant documents concerning the […]

Nov
28
2010

Captain Whitmoyer was a Republican!!

I found a book written in 1950 published online called The History of Platte County, Nebraska by Margaret Curry.  The book mentions that Michael Whitmoyer was an active Republican who was a delegate to the 1872 national convention.  The book mentions Whitmoyer’s military service in PA during the Civil War, confirming that he is the […]

Nov
28
2010

Captain Whitmoyer

I am looking to see if I can find out if Captain Michael Whitmoyer, who two of the four letters urged Curtin to appoint in Ent’s place was a Republican or a Democrat.  I found on Ancestry that he was born in 1836 in Columbia County, served in Company E of the 132nd PA infantry […]

Nov
22
2010

The John Bachelder Papers

I have identified a source of documents that I believe will be incredibly helpful for my project. John Bachelder, the leading historian on the Battle of Gettysburg, was contracted by congress to compile a comprehensive history of the events. He amounted a collection of 2,081 pages of letters from the officers and men of both […]

Nov
22
2010

research 3

A final strange statistic is the amount that have been killed or wounded. Thus far, merely fifteen percent of the men became victims of the confederacy. Now, I expect this figure to rise as I find more of these soldiers’ fates, but for the time being, this is still considerably lower than I estimated. This […]

Nov
22
2010

research pt 2

Another trend in my research is the advancement of the draftees. One predicts that a soldier who is drafted will not fight or work nearly as hard as a volunteer, considering they are forced to be there. However, my bates research indicates otherwise. Roughly a third of all the conscripted soldiers advanced through the ranks […]

Nov
22
2010

research pt.1

To my surprise I have been discovering that there is a significant amount of soldiers who are making the best of a bad situation , and toughing out their service, rather than deserting from the Union. Thus far, about 90 % of the men have not deserted, despite the thought that many men would have […]

Nov
22
2010

More primary sources

i was able to find a few more sources from diaries that have been transcribed online This is a letter from a military official writing to Pres. Lincoln after a Union loss explianing how he needs a commander to be removed. He goes on to bad mouth him and blame most of the destruction on […]

Nov
22
2010

rough draft

Jason DeBlanco Professor Osborne Historical Methodology November 15, 2010 Examination of John C. Brock amongst other ranking black NCO’s The Negro soldier during the civil war represents a monumentous triumph in the most direct and immediate way possible for them. These soldiers had to prove not only their merit on the battlefield, but  also the fight against the […]

Nov
21
2010

Project

So I after completing the rough draft I had some more research to do. I still have to look up information on Frank Leslie’s newspaper and search for the General Sickles article. So far the Gen. Sickles article has proven to be somewhat hard to track down but I do know what newspaper it is. […]

Nov
20
2010

First Rough Draft

this is a rough draft that I have right now. I am still in the process of placing my recently found letters/articles into context and trying to figure out who the authors truly were through ancestry.com, ect but here is what I have at this point mind you, some things still need to be cited correctly… […]

Nov
20
2010

tweaking my thesis

So over the past few weeks I have been trying to mold a thesis out of what looked like a huge topic with limited information about specific regiments/geographical areas. My original letter concerned information about a promotion that Captain Bierer did not want to occur because he thought the soldier in question had southern ties. […]

Nov
19
2010

Cousins

Some good stuff I’ve found: The Union 1st Maryland Eastern Shore faced the Confederate 1st Maryland Battalion faced each other on Culp’s Hill at Gettysburg. Color Sergeant Robert Ross of the Union regiment was a cousin to Color Sergeant P.M. Moore of the Confederate battalion, who was wounded several times and captured by his neighbors. Colonel […]

Nov
19
2010

Rough Draft

I need to edit some of the footnotes and I’m still waiting to hear back about some additional primary sources that I think would make my argument a little stronger, but this is the first draft of my report. The Lynchburg Ladies’ Relief Hospital and the Role of Southern Women in Civil War Hospitals When […]

Nov
19
2010

interesting study

As I was researching the specific military ranking system during the civil war and trying to get some semblance of what it took in order to rank up, I came across a study that analyzed a segment of 8,000 colored soldiers from several different states during the civil war. Using the soldiers complexion, height and […]

Nov
19
2010

draft 1

there’s a handful of kinks that still need to be ironed out and some of the language isn’t the best, but here’s my first draft Brian Sperling November 19th, 2010 Professor Osborne History 204 Final Paper Know-Nothing Dominance in the 1854 Pennsylvania Elections The political spectrum in America changed greatly during the 1850s.  Established political […]

Nov
18
2010

Here is my rough draft

***Some of these sources are not cited correctly and I’m still working on making this more fluid. Kristina Niedermayer November 1, 2010 Professor Osborne History 204 Final Paper War is often most traumatic for the innocent civilians such as women and children who become engulfed by its unyielding course.  The American Civil War was no […]

Nov
18
2010

Historical Society

I have reached out to Wayne Motts of the Adams County Historical Society and Bill Copeley of the New Hampshire Historical Society for help with this project. Motts would be a help for obvious reasons, but Copeley has possession of the John Bachelder Papers. Bachelder (1825-94), was appointed by Congress the official historian of the […]

Nov
18
2010

FIRST DRAFT.

Bradford Meisel Final Project Historical Methodology 204- Professor Osborne Opposition to the Appointment of Col. Wellington H. Ent as a Commissioner for the Voting of Pennsylvania Soldiers in the 1864 Election: Fear of Copperhead Treachery or Politics as Usual?             On September 28, 1864, Republican Governor of Pennsylvania Andrew G. Curtin appointed Col. Wellington H. […]

Nov
18
2010

Project

I finished the first draft of my project today.  I was able to find good secondary and primary sources to compliment the four letters I have.  I am posting the project in my next post.

Nov
18
2010

I’m having trouble footnoting information from ancestry.com. Does anyone know?

Nov
17
2010

Project

So far my paper is taking to take shape and look like its supposed to. At least in my opinion. I have gotten about three and a half solid pages of information. I still have information that I am researching and trying to figure out to add to my paper that will make it even […]

Nov
17
2010

Here is my VERY ROUGH conclusion

Is it too shallow? The writings of Margaret and Mary Murray and Sarah Meyers reveal simply a tiny incite into some women’s experience during the war. In addition to the town of Carlisle, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania was a uprooted by the Confederate army. Countless women were forever affected by their unexpected personal confrontations with the Confederate […]

Nov
16
2010

ready to write

i finally got all of my sources together and am starting to write my paper.  as it turns out, several of the sources that i cited in my letter editing and my bibliography have come in handy, especially an interesting pamphlet [a few words to the thinking and judicious voters, if you're interested] of pennsylvania that […]

Nov
16
2010

Margaret Murray

Here is my paragraph on Margaret Murray: Margaret Fleming Murray and Mary Denny Murray were only young teenagers during the shelling of the town of Carlisle. The two girls were the daughters of William Boyd Murray and Margaret Parker Fleming.[1] Margaret, the eldest of the two sisters, was born in November of 1841.[2] Her younger […]

Nov
15
2010

Rough intro paragraph

The Negro soldier during the civil war represents a monumentous triumph in the most direct and immediate way possible for them. These soldiers had to prove not only their merit on the battlefield, but were also fighting against the ideologies stating they were in some way inferior to the white man, that for some reason they needed to remain in slavery to […]

Nov
15
2010

Beginnings

Its been helpful to look at peoples rough drafts of their opening paragraphs to give me some sparks of ignition to starting my own paper. I still need to do a lot more specific research into my topic but what I have been noticing is that alot of the higher ranked black NCO’s come from […]

Nov
14
2010

Introduction

The following is my introductory paragraph: When the Civil War broke out in 1861, men on both sides of the Mason-Dixon line rushed to sign up for military service. Women were also eager to volunteer their time and services to their cause. Northern and Southern women alike organized relief societies and signed up to work […]

Nov
14
2010

Question

I don’t know if this will be helpful to anyone but I figured I would post it in case it applies to anyone else. In my introduction I have cited the letters I am addressing in footnotes. Should I footnote each letter every time I refer to it? Or is it enough that I cited […]

Nov
14
2010

Project

I have begun writing my paper and it is coming to together slowly but surely. I have formed an opening paragraph and working together on the second paragraph and forming a constructive argument to make the paper flow. I will be working on it all throughout this week and will be posting my updated paper […]

Nov
13
2010

This past week I’ve been finishing up my research and starting to write my paper. I found another place that has some primary sources about the hospital. I’m getting in touch with the archives but I don’t think I will have them in time for the first draft due Friday. I think I will have […]

Nov
13
2010

note

In that previous post I am aware that the footnote citation is not correct I was going to do that at the end.

Nov
13
2010

Paper Update

I think my paper is coming along. I am almost finished the writing aspect – although I will obviously need to do significant editing in the future.  Here is my current contextual paragraph. The information comes from an article writen by Eric J. Wittenberg. Though the Gettysburg campaign sought to pursue Maryland and Pennsylvania, the […]