22470RE: [civilwarwest] Re: Fw: Help get out the vote! Email everyone you know and ask them to VOTE FOR AL GORE!
- Nov 7, 2000Let's make this more topical.
Both GW and Al have deep roots, even if GW's are in Maine :>)
I assume Al's GGgrandfather was trying to get elected in a Tennessee
regiment and GW's in a Maine outfit.
The following was posted elsewhere a couple of years ago:
A Tale of Two Soldiers (a shore-enuff true one, too)
Among the many Sons of Mississippi who answered the call of the infant
Confederate States were two ordinary dirt farmers who are notable not so
much for their own accomplishments as they are for their progeny.
One man served as a private in Company H of the 27th Mississippi Infantry,
Walthall's Brigade, Army of Tennessee. The other was a private in Company F
of the 34th Mississippi Infantry, also of Walthall's Brigade. Following the
disasters at the Battles of Franklin and Nashville and the subsequent
retreat of the army, the 27th and 34th Mississippi Infantries were
consolidated into one regiment. The new, consolidated regiment and these two
men (who may have been members of the same company, although I have not
confirmed that...) carried on to the end of the war, fighting their last
action at Bentonville.
So what's the big deal? If these two men could have seen the future, they
may very well have shot at each other rather than the yankees. Lemme give
you their names.
William H. Buchanan, Pvt., Co. H, 27th Mississippi Infantry, g.g.
grandfather of one Patrick J. Buchanan.
Thomas Jefferson Blythe, Pvt., Co. F, 34th Mississippi Infantry, Army g.g.
grandfather of one William Jefferson Clinton.
JUDY AND BOB HUDDLESTON
10643 Sperry Street
Northglenn, CO 80234-3612
Give me a break. Voting is important but this afterall is a
discussion group on the western theater of Civil War. So what company
and regiment is "Old Al" trying to get elected an officer in?
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