Re: Monaghan's CW on the Western Border
- When I was a small child my grandfather gave me his well-read copy to
learn more about the area around our Kansas farm. Now almost 15
years later I'm working on graduate work in history thanks to the
spark that book created and now whenever I visit a site out East I
keep a couple to give away to let people know that the war did not
end at the Mississippi river. Monaghan is more neutral in his view
of the war then say Wiley Britton's two volume set "The Civil War on
the Border" but I guess that has to do with the time both were
written. Britton does a great job in the details since it was
written in 1899 but he tends to lean toward the north.
Thanks for the input on Cpt. Bledsoe issue I think the only
way that it could be proved if the cannon in Lawrence is the one that
was with Bledsoe would to test the metal content of it to see the
amount of silver. If anyone else has seen any more information on
this or the Missouri State guard I really appreciate it. The story
of Bledsoe is pretty intresting to me and the more I read on it the
better it's getting I'm hoping that I can get enough info about
Bledsoe and Old Sac to have it published.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "P. B. Jones"
> Before mustering in KS, MO & Arkansas last June members of CivilWar Interactive Premium's chatroom read this book and discussed it on
subsequent Sunday evenings. It was very much enjoyed by all who took
part. Repeatedly the comment was made that nowhere previously had
people encountered some of the information contained in Monaghan's
book. I'd certainly recommend it. I'd expect that there are others
on the list who took part in the book chats and who would speak
favorably of CWotWB.
>Bledsoe & Old Sacermento
> Best regards.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: carlw4514
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> Sent: Monday, November 17, 2003 8:33 AM
> Subject: [civilwarwest] Re: Looking for Info on Cpt. Hiram
> Hello, James, glad someone was able to help with your question.
> I have a question for you: do you reccommend the below book? I am
> to bone up a little more on the far west theater.<jamesbdowning@y...> wrote:
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "James Downing"
> > Hi there, First Time poster, though I have a question for thegroup.
> > Reading Jay Monaghan (Civil War in the West) I came upon thestory of
> > the Mexican War Cannon Old Sacramento, Being a native ofLawrence KS,
> > I recognized the name right away as a pivotal member of theWakarusa
> > War (1854). The story at the Lawrence Historical society wasthat it
> > was captures at the battle of Fort Titus By free State men andburied
> > for the rest the civil war, only unburied after the war wasover.
> > This does not flow from everything else I have read, whichstates
> > that it was a big part of Bledsoe's company up to Pea Ridge whenSac,
> > it
> > was captured and returned to the North's arsenal. Anyone out
> > there
> > familiar with this story or have any info on Bledsoe or Old
> > please let me know, I'll share the info I have on both also ifService.
> > needed. Email jamesbdowning@y... .I'll try to stay more
> > active
> > in the group as well. Thanks..
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