Welcome to the group, I have wished to visit the
battlefields in OK. i have seen that they exist and
was quite surprised.
--- Dick Johnson <rajah4553@...
> Thank you for allowing me to join the group. I have
> been lurking for
> a while and checking out some of the past messages.
> I have scanned
> through 2005, and have decided to leave the rest for
> I have been away from the study of the Civil War
> for several
> decades. My first venture into it was in high
> school. My American
> History teacher was the head of the Indiana Civil
> War Centennial
> Commission. This was in 1961. While my interest
> remained high for a
> while after, other pursuits took center stage.
> I am now 60 and disabled, which gives me lots of
> time - and the
> finding of this group coincided with a renewed
> interest in the Civil
> War. I now live in the boonies of Southeast Oklahoma
> and am
> primarily interested in the western theater. I am
> unable to walk
> very far (or drive long distances) but am interested
> in visiting
> sites in western Arkansas, southwestern Missouri,
> Kansas and of course Oklahoma.
> I have really enjoyed many of the debates and
> especially the tips on
> books. One on line/mail order source I have been
> ordering from for
> decades is Hamilton books (www.hamiltonbook.com).
> They offer new
> books deeply discounted and if you shop on line and
> print the order
> form to mail in, there is only a flat $3.50 for
> shipping. Plus
> their mail order catalog is always a blast to go
> As I learn more, I hope to enter into the
> discussions. In the
> meantime, I'll return to the role of student.
> Thanks again.
> Dick Johnson
> Clayton, Ok
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