Tag: Civil War

William Clark Salt (1842-1939)

I’ve been more or less aware that William C. Salt had spent some amount of time in Washington, D.C. and that one or more of his children were born there.  This is in opposition to his having been born and

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It’s Not National Eat a Hotdog Day

It’s also not Veteran’s Day, when we honor those who have served their country.  It’s Memorial Day.  The day we remember those who have died in the service of their country. General John Logan, the Commander-in-chief of the U.S. army,

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More Civil War stories

Wounded on Morris Island, South Carolina, 1863 For this story, I decided to first present the story that Grandpa Lyle remembered being told as a young boy and then to copy what Grandpa Minor had said in his diary.  The

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A Civil War Story

This is another vignette from my grandfather’s memory.  Lyle M. Denman (my grandfather) was 89 or 90 at the time my mother interviewed him for these stories.  It turns out that his memory was pretty good but not perfect (surprised?)

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Veterans Day, Who Went and Who Didn’t

Virtually every family in America has a veteran in the family tree, usually lots of veterans. My family is no exception, Revolutionary War, Civil War, Spanish-American War, First World War, Second World War, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan; we’ve had relatives

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