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Veterans Day, November 11th, Dad’s Birthday

Yesterday at work I mentioned that my dad’s birthday was November 11th. One of my coworkers observed that Dad was born on Veterans Day. Sort of, I told him, but I noted that Veterans Day hadn’t been created yet. It was Armistice … Continue reading

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Battle of Davis’ Mills, Mississippi, December 21, 1862

My great-great-grandfather James Barton was much given to writing verse.  Here is the only piece I have, from a copy of a newspaper clipping my mother kept.  (Composed by J. Barton, Co. I, 25th Indiana.)   Come, all ye true-born Union … Continue reading

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