Archive for March, 2009

Expand the Confederate mind – read up!

A great way to be sure the Confederate Spirit is never far from our minds is to pick up a great book dealing with the era. Recent book reviews in Civil War News that caught this Officer’s eye include:

The H. L. Hunley: The Secret Hope of the Confederacy by Tom Chaffin, 2008, Hill and Wang, New York, NY

Confederate Struggle for Command: General James Longstreet and the First Corps to the West by Alexander Mendoza, 2008, Texas A&M University Press, College Station, TX

Webb Garrison’s Civil War Dictionary – An Illustrated Guide To the Everyday Language of Soldiers and Civilians by Web Garrison, 2008, Cumberland House, Nashville, TN

Words of Wisdom

“Okra can appear on the table boiled, batter fried, pickled, or dried as a part of a centerpiece”

 – From How To Be A Better Southerner (Advice, Observations and Inside Information) by Carolyn Kent, 2003, Southern Renaissance Publishing, Nashville, TN – Available for order through General (found under “supplies” link).

Footnote: Note on Confederate Records

Footnote.com is not just for Federals! As of November, 2008, the premium (subscription) service contained Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in organizations from Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina and South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. By experimenting with the site, researchers will discover there are also service records of officers and enlisted men who did not belong to any particular regiment, company, comparable unit or special corps. If you do not subscribe to Footnote, check with your local library or genealogical service organization. Many public collections have begun subscriptions to such premium web resources as a service to their customers.

Words of Wisdom

“To be called honorable is the greatest complement; to be honorable is the greatest virtue”

 – From How To Be A Better Southerner (Advice, Observations and Inside Information) by Carolyn Kent, 2003, Southern Renaissance Publishing, Nashville, TN – Available for order through General (found under “supplies” link).

History Found in Oklahoma Blog

Have you tried OHC’s new “Found In Collections” blog online yet? Check it out at http://okhistory.org/community/fic/ – it is a monthly updated site that features things found in the collections of the Oklahoma History Center.

Words of Wisdom

“Southerners are very expressive…we never use one word when thirty or forty will do” – From How To Be A Better Southerner (Advice, Observations and Inside Information) by Carolyn Kent, 2003, Southern Renaissance Publishing, Nashville, TN – Available for order through General (found under “supplies” link).

More Oklahoma Happenings in March from Mistletoe Leaves

From March 2009 issue:

March 7 – “The Homestead Act” lecture at OHS’s Sod House Museum near Aline “to recognize Abraham Lincoln’s legacy in Oklahoma”. Call 560-463-2241 for more details.

March 14 – OHC volunteer training. contac Robbin Davis at rdavis@okhistory.org if interested.

March 26-27 – Indian Territory Days hosted by Cherokee Heritage Center in Tahlequah email education@cherokeeheritage.org for more information.

March 28 – Fort Gibson Bake Day (see earlier post for more information or web search the event)

March-July OHC exhibit “Lincoln’s Legacy in Oklahoma” will be on display in the Research Center’s reading room.

March 2009 Confederate Items around Oklahoma

Upcoming items of Confederate interest in March include:

March 5: Pawnee – Victorian Hat-Making Workshop at the Pawnee Bill Ranch Historic Site (source Mistletoe Leave, OHS)

March 7: Rentiesville/Honey Springs Battlefield – “Civil War Life,” non-combatant program, 10th KS Vol. Inft. Encampment;

Candlelight Tour, Honey Springs Battlefield Historic Site (source Mistletoe Leave, OHS)

March 21: Muskogee Public Library – Proofs and Applications Workshop, hosted by #881 (source #881)

It is my hope that everyone feels free to list any other upcoming items that would be of Confederate interest to our fellow Daughters.