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General Robert E Lee Commander of the Confederate Army
Posted Wednesday, September 10, at 10:21 AM
General Robert E Lee Commander of the Confederate Army Robert E. Lee, Commander of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia, became the most famous general of the Civil War. In a series of battles, he defeated one Union general after another. "General Lee knows his business and the army has yet known no such word as fail" - from the Charleston Mercury newspaper, December 1862...

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Prisoners and Casualties of the Civil War
Posted Wednesday, September 10, at 10:21 AM

Joshua in your letter you asked why there were so many Civil War Veterans that lost their limbs?" First, you have to understand we didn't have modern medicine as we do today. Although the weapons and tactics of the Civil War made it the first modern war, the medical treatment was very primitive compared to what it is today...

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Campaigns of 1862
Posted Wednesday, September 10, at 10:20 AM

Joshua, your Grandfather fought in The Battle of Shiloh. As the war entered its second year, pretty much everyone realized it would not be over quickly. There were two big Union campaigns in early 1862. In the east, General George McClellan launched a seaborne invasion of the Virginia Peninsula in a new attempt to capture the Confederate capital, Richmond. ...

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The Soldier's Life
Posted Wednesday, September 10, at 10:19 AM

After, Pvt. Robert Samuel Brown had joined up he had to adjust to the hard realities of daily life of a soldier. Most of the soldiers lived on a boring diet of hard dry bread, dried salted pork, dried vegetables, and coffee. At night, they slept on the round, wrapped in blankets that they carried in their haversacks. ...

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Civil War Part II
Posted Wednesday, September 10, at 10:18 AM

Last week Joshua wrote in and asked about the Civil War and wanted a mini series of what took place and why? Joshua, last week I told you why the Civil War came to be, this week will be about the Battles of the War...Beginning The birth of the Confederacy happened after Lincoln's election in December, 1860. ...

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Civil War: The bloodiest Conflict in American History
Posted Wednesday, September 10, at 10:14 AM

This week, I received a letter from Joshua, that wants to know just why the war was fought and why there were two sides. First, Joshua, "No Question is a Dumb Question"! I think I can give you an answer in approximately three week columns. Civil War: The bloodiest Conflict in American History...

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Sometimes It's Just That Easy!
Posted Wednesday, September 10, at 10:13 AM

I have received several letters with researchers becoming upset because they couldn't find what they were looking for when researching their family history. First, never quit researching. Believe you me, I have had my share of scanning indexes at the back of books for surnames till I thought my eyes would cross and remain that way the rest of my life. ...

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Tinting Digital Photos
Posted Wednesday, September 10, at 10:12 AM

Tinting Digital Photos A hundred years ago professional photographers added charm and vitality to their black and white pictures by dyeing and hand-painting the images. You too can re-create this antique look in your own photos on your home computer. The best part? There's no mess. And if you make a mistake, you can undo it or start all over. You'll find step by step instructions at www.ancestrymagazine.com/january-february-2010. Follow my tips below for getting the best results...

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Troublesome Middle Names
Posted Wednesday, September 10, at 10:10 AM

Troublesome Middle Names and Microfilm Reader Most of us have ancestors who were known by their middle names. In fact the naming pattern in some places and times placed an honorific first name ahead of the given name. William and Mary were common names in Virginia after settlers came to America...

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Clampitt continued
Posted Tuesday, June 10, at 2:26 PM

Last week we took a step back and we talked about where the Clampitt/Clampit family ended up after the War Between the States. Like many families their lives had been turned upside down and inside out. But, they were strong and got through the war like other families did...

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Festival on the Ridge
Posted Tuesday, June 10, at 2:23 PM

Ms. Genealogy By SYLVIA EVANS Festival on the ridge: history in the making Come see what the Poinsett County Historical Society is all about. Our booth will open at 9 a.m. and we will have historical photographs of Poinsett County on display. The purpose of the Historical Society is to acquire, preserve, and publish genealogical and historical data; and to provide its members and Poinsett County residents with the skills and knowledge to research their ancestors...

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Clampitt Saga Part 5
Posted Wednesday, May 14, at 10:33 AM

Ms. Genealogy By SYLVIA EVANS Clampit Saga Part 5 Nothing is like a photograph to bring it all home to you. This week's article has a family photograph of the Richard Arlen Clampitt and Lydia Floyd Carter Family. Richard Arlen Clampitt and his wife, Lydia sent three of their boys off to the war in 1860, but not all would return back to the plantation...

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Clampett Saga Part Two.
Posted Wednesday, April 16, at 10:53 AM

William Gove Clampitt died October 5, 1818 in Maryville, Blount, Tenn. and is buried at Baker's Creek Cemetery, Blount, Tenn. William Gove Clampitt married a second time to Mary Melvin and one son, Samuel, was born in 1770 in Kent County, Del. although he grew up in Wilkes County, N. ...

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The Clampett Saga Part Four
Posted Wednesday, April 16, at 10:52 AM

When Mississippi seceded in 1861, William Gove Clampitt and his brothers, Richard C. and James A., joined Company E, 21st Miss Inf Reg (Hurricane Rifles) with Capt. Isaac Davis Stamps Commanding (nephew of Jefferson Davis). When they found that William was just 16 years of age, he was sent home. He was upset since he had already fought in several small battles...

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The Clampett Saga Part Three
Posted Wednesday, April 16, at 10:51 AM

The Clampit family was for respect for the ones that dedicated their lives to something bigger than themselves. Samuel the grandfather at a young age went on a cattle drive out west to provide a new life for his family. His family never made it any further than Mississippi but Samuel did make it out to Montana. He returned home with his funds and began to make investments in real estate, his own plantation, and horses...

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The Clampitt Saga Part One
Posted Wednesday, April 16, at 10:48 AM

Clampett, Clampet, Clampette, Clampitt, Clampit, Clampitte, Clampyette, Clamputte. The modern spelling of most English surnames is comparatively recent and is usually a phonetic rendering of the name which is found in parish registers of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. It should be noted that the name itself in its various orthographic forms may have been borne by the same family for a previous three or four hundred years...

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Hometown Family Researcher Professional Genealogist
Posted Wednesday, February 12, at 1:38 PM

Genealogy as a pastime and professional job is very time consuming. When searching for a genealogist, there are desired qualities as a researcher. A genealogist should possess certain natural aptitudes, sharpened by experience. As a researcher they should be painstaking, thorough, and accurate. ...

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Vital Records
Posted Friday, March 29, at 12:27 PM

The question this week is: What vital records are available to use in the United States? First we will talk about what records are vital records. For instance, information found about your ancestral families in census records must be verified by research in other primary record sources. Civil records of births, marriages, divorces, and deaths are just a few primary sources that can be your verification...

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Queries
Posted Friday, March 8, at 2:36 PM

Two of the pleasures of genealogy are being able to share information with others and the discovery of relatives you didn't know you had. After you have obtained as much information as possible from your known relatives, you will want to get in touch with more distant relatives who are also doing genealogical research...

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Correspondence
Posted Friday, March 1, at 12:58 PM

Let's begin to talk about scheduling interviews with your relatives, especially those who are older. Do not wait too long in contacting your relatives. Much information that is valuable and not available from other sources may be lost when one of your older relatives dies. If older members of your family are not available, interview an older person in the community who has known your family for many years...

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