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Sons of the Killer Angels (#48217422)
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Bio Photo I have 100s of historical pictures and letters that I own, mostly from Maine. I have made substantial contributions to the Maine State Archives and Maine State Museum where some of my collections are on display. If you are looking for more than just a location service and picture of a cemetery gate and stone, I recommend you communicate with a historical and/or research organization rather than a location service like Find a Grave.

Find a Grave loses a lot because they choose not to allow pre-1923 information including letters and pictures from CDVs on the site. I think humans should be remembered as they were in life, not only as a picture of a stone.

Here is a copy of the content from an e-mail I have from the US copyright office:

"A work first published prior to 1923 would be the public domain in the United States.

When a work is in the public domain, there are no restrictions as to its use, and anyone can utilize it as they wish - with no restrictions as to copying, preparing derivative works or distributing copies and without regard for the other exclusive rights of the former copyright owner as enumerated in Section 106 of the copyright law."

Best regards,

U.S. Copyright Office
Attn: Public Information Office-LM401
101 Independence Avenue, S.E.
Washington, DC 20559-6000
Phone: 877-476-0778 (toll free) or 202-707-5959
Fax: 202-252-2041

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Messages left for Sons of the Kil... (9)[Leave Message]
Abe Sibley
RE: Orodine Reynolds Diary
Would love to have transcript of what she says about Edward Sibley.

Abe Sibley
Added by Abe Sibley on Sep 21, 2014 5:56 PM
Jo E
James T. Bradbury 70765061
I am not sure if I have ever thanked you for sponsoring this patriot. So.....thank you.

Love your posts also. thanks for sharing the documents. JoE
Added by Jo E on Aug 29, 2014 6:33 AM
Diane D
Peter Sanborn
Thanks for sponsoring! Very interesting letters.. thanks again.
Added by Diane D on Jun 27, 2014 4:29 PM
Diane D
Peter Sanborn
You are welcome to ask for a transfer if you have more to add that will do him justice :)
Added by Diane D on Jun 26, 2014 4:18 AM
Marshall McKusick
I'm happy that you're pleased with the info I posted. I'm still back tracking in that cemetery, adding photos of stones. Sussan
Added by SusanE on Feb 02, 2014 8:30 AM
Robert Hodes
General Nathaniel Goodwin

Thank you for publishing General Goodwin's letter.

I have been doing extensive research on General Goodwin and was wondering if you might be related or may have additional information.

I am very convinced that General Nathaniel Goodwin, and Nathaniel Goodwin, who petitioned for gunpowder for the privateer schooner Hope, that he and 11 others outfitted in 1776, were one and the same person. The only problem I have had confirming this is that there was another Nathaniel Goodwin from Boston who died on 2/25/1817 at age 67, and who was buried at the Granary Burial Ground (his grave can be found on Find a Grave). General Goodwin died on 3/8/1819, and was buried at Plymouth.

So my problem lies with whether or not the references to Nathaniel Goodwin from the period (concerning privateer bonds posted, outfitting of privateers, and actual captaining of privateer vessels) are to the man who would become General Goodwin or to this other Nathaniel Goodwin.

I know that General Goodwin was a merchant, and in fact, in his early years, built a substantial shipping business with his mother Lydia Goodwin (they traded under Lydia and Nathaniel Goodwin). His father, Nathaniel Goodwin, started the firm Goodwin & Warren, with James Warren. This Nathaniel Goodwin passed away in 1771. Capt. Simeon Sampson was on a Goodwin and Warren owned ship captured by the French prior to the revolution. Captain Sampson also commanded the privateer Independence at the beginning of the Revolutionary War, and General Goodwin's cousin, Henry Goodwin was the clerk onboard (being only 16 years old at the time.)Walter Hatch served on the Independence as well, and transferred from her to become captain of the Schooner Hope. General Goodwin came from a background steeped in privateering. It would be amazing to definitively prove that not only was he a general, but he was also an active privateer himself.

So, do you have any information on General Goodwin having been a privateer? Are you familiar with, and do you have any information about the other Nathaniel Goodwin?

Any help you can give with this would be greatly appreciated!

Added by Robert Hodes on Nov 17, 2013 2:59 PM
Linda Church
Ambrose Cummings in Maine
Thank you very much for adding the letter from Ambrose Cummings Jr. to his father.

He died at Fort Wood in New York Harbor several months after that letter was written.

Linda Church
Added by Linda Church on Nov 16, 2013 4:19 AM
Sandra Lennox
Gen. Nathaniel Goodwin
Thank you very much for the original revolutionary
war letter that you added to Nathaniel Goodwin's
memorial, Burial Hill, Plymouth, Mass.
You have added history to this memorial and I
appreciate it and so will many others who read
this memorial.
Take Care,
Added by Sandra Lennox on Nov 09, 2013 3:17 PM
Jen Snoots
Henry Tayer
Hi there,
Thanks for sponsoring Henry's memorial & adding his letter to it! It has made for interesting reading, and makes him something more than a name and dates again. I think this is a first from me, a soldier's letter on his memorial. Thanks again, I appreciate it!
Added by Jen Snoots on Oct 26, 2013 10:55 AM

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