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David Williamson (#47933125)
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Bio Photo Writer, author, editor, sociologist, historian, genealogist

University of Akron, BA
Tulane University, PhD


"The Third Battalion Mississippi Infantry and the 45th Mississippi Infantry: A Civil War History" (McFarland, 2004, 2009)

"The 47th Indiana Volunteer Infantry: A Civil War History" (McFarland, 2012)

"Slack's War: Selected Civil War Letters of General James R. Slack, 47th Indiana Volunteer Infantry, to His Wife, Ann, 1862-1865" (CreateSpace & Kindle, 2012)

"The 47th Indiana Volunteer Infantry: Court-Martial Case Files" (CreateSpace & Kindle, 2012, 2015)

"Consejos de Guerra: expedientes de la 47a Infanteria de Indiana en la guerra civil estadounidense, 1862-1864" (CreateSpace & Kindle,2015)

"Dear Lucky: Letters to Our Cat" (CreateSpace & Kindle, 2015)
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RE: Jesse E.Rose
Okay, thank you. I will go do that.
Added by skye on Jul 14, 2017 4:43 PM
RE: Jesse E. Rose
Thank you for your response on the dubious info. I believe I have removed it all from the pedigree for Jesse Rose. I would appreciate your looking over it one last time to verify that it is now correct as far as you know it to be. (No, this is not my family.)
Added by skye on Jul 13, 2017 11:58 AM
RE: Jesse E. Rose
The source for your questions in the first paragraph is this family tree:
The source for your second set of questions is this family tree:
Perhaps the authors of those trees can give you more specific source information. If you believe the data to be in error, please let me know.
Added by skye on Jul 04, 2017 4:17 PM
James Morgans
RE: Roving Bill Aspinwall
TNX - will send you some things via your hotmail address. I have had some difficulty assigning dates to the 47th's Corps/Army/Department affiliations. One of the photos I'm sending you is of Bill in what I surmise to be a G.A.R. uniform, upon the tunic of which is what appears to be a XIII Corps badge. All sorts of possibilities, I suppose. Don't waste any time on this or think there's a rush. I'm sort of dense when it comes to organizational skills, hence, my desire to know what and when. If you have time. Whenever. Cheerio!
Added by James Morgans on Sep 12, 2012 6:00 PM
James Morgans
RE: Roving Bill Aspinwall
Dear Dr. Williamson,

It was with great joy that I received your correspondence concerning my great-grandfather, William W. "Roving Bill" Aspinwall. He was certainly an enigma to my family until a couple of years ago, when we discovered more and more abouit his "roving" lifestyle and involvement with Rev. McCook. He was not spoken of after being unceremoniously and abruptly "kicked out" of the marriage to my great-grandmother, Sarah Jane Bond, by her father, Pressley. Given his familiarity with rambling ways and drunkenness, it was only a matter of time before things became intolerable for Sarah Jane and Bond clan. The family story is that Pres rode up on his horse while Bill was chopping wood. The one-sided conversation went something like, "Now see here, Bill, Sarah Jane is afraid of you when you're drunk, and she don't like you when you ain't. So you'd best be on your way." Without saying a word, Bill set his axe down, saddled his horse, and rode away forever, never to see Sarah or my 18-month-old grandmother, Georgia, again. I have a copy of the only known letter he ever wrote to Sarah not long afterward, which I'd be happy to send you if interested. I've collected a good deal of information on his Soldier Home comings and goings (including a couple of "dishonorable discharges" there from), but attempting to piece together his road adventures from those records has proved elusive. Thank you so much for your interest in Grandpa Bill. I will tell all of my cousins, nieces, nephews, et al., about your book and may drum up a little business for you, including from me. Any additional information I can provide you with, don't hesitate to ask. I might have a couple of questions for you, in fact.

Best wishes,

James Morgans
Added by James Morgans on Sep 11, 2012 9:41 PM

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