1) CIVIL WAR INTERACTIVE:(LINKS CENTRAL WEBSITE REVIEWS)
"Do we really need to say more than the [website] title? We laughed so hard we cried reading the adventures of this Civil War reenactor. Picture Dave Barry as a reenactor and you'll have an idea of the tone of this site. The war with a wonderful heaping of humor!"
2) MIKE McCLURE:
"Enjoyed your story very much. My Great Grandfather, Charles D. McClure of Newtown was a member of the 72nd and we have more than 70 original letters he wrote from 1862 to 1864....my namesake, DeStewart McIntyre...was captured and later escaped from infamous Andersonville Prison....I'm retired now and live in West Lafayette...near Newtown where we have the house and barn that Charles D. McClure built upon his return from the war. This land has been in our family since 1826."
"Hey, I like this site. I'm a Civil War buff myself and absolutely loved the Ken Burns Civil War series. I do have an original photo of "The General", taken in
the early 1900's, in front of a museum or structure. Be glad to help"
4) ARIZONA KATE: (Webmaster at "Arizona Kate -- Graphics and Tutorials")
"Laughed out loud. Your writing is very entertaining! Keep up the good work! I have some friends who are Civil War buffs...I'll pass along your url!"
5) MY THERAPIST:
"Don't forget your appointment is on Thursday."
6) JONAH BEGONE:(FEATURED WRITER FOR THE CAMP CHASE GAZETTE.)
"Ha! I'll see your middle-aged Civil War reenactment tactical and ante up
taking up rugby at age 42! Middle age crisis? I'm an expert. Sometimes I listen to my soundtrack CD of "Body Heat" with a glassy stare, wondering what it is I seem to be missing, and why I feel this way."
7) SCOTT EASTMAN:(MY OLDEST FREIND, AND PARTNER ON THE EPIC CIVIL WAR JOURNEY)
"You forgot to explain just how cool I am, and that the women really like me....See if you can't fix that."
8) KATHIE WATSON:(WEBMASTER: "Poetry and Music of the War Between the States")
"What a refreshing change from the average CW page!"
9) CYNDI SAFSTROM:(SISTER WHO EMBEDDED A SHOVEL IN MY FOREHEAD WHEN WE WERE KIDS)
"You know, if you had your therapist do a past-life-regression on you, you
could get past all of this."
10) JIM REECE:
"I found your site very interesting even though I'm not into reenacting. I have a strong interest in the Civil War...and I've always liked...history. A lot of the battlefields you refer to I
have visited. I had relatives that served with the 105 ILL. INF. My wife had a relative that was a surgeon with the 12th & 111th ILL. Through the years I have done a lot of research on the Civil War. I currently am working on two papers, One is on Samuel M. Sawn who was the Surgeon of the 12th Ill. and one on Alexander R. McMullen who served with the 12th Pa. reserve Inf. and was killed at the Battle of Frasiers Farm, VA." ...keep up the good work.
11) TANYA:(Webmaster at "Hypergurl.com--Total Webhosting Solutions")
"I needed a break from cgi installations so thought I'd come and read a little more of your story. I'm finding it very interesting. Thank you for allowing me to have such an enjoyable break."
12) DON HARGRAVE:
"I am wondering if I am related to John Wesley Hargrave? Also my Great Grandfather on my mother's side (David Lewis) was in Weilder's Brigade and brought home a Spencer Carbine."
13) GLENN W. SUNDERLAND:(AUTHOR OF: "LIGHTNING AT HOOVER'S GAP")
"Ron. A pleasant part of this sunny afternoon was spent reading your story. I found it interesting, humorous and informative. I enjoyed it."
14) HUBERT JORDAN:
"My ancestor is LTC Henry Jordan of the 17th Indiana Mounted Infrantry Division. He served with Wilder from the beginning and took command of the 17th when Wilder was made Brigade Commander."
15) BARBARA CLARK MYALL:
I enjoyed reading your webpage about the 72nd Indiana. I recently returned from Washington, D.C., where I did some research in the National Archives on my Civil War ancestors, two of whom were in the 72nd Indiana. Lt. Richard C. Clark was in command of the scouts and Pvt. William H. Clark was captured near New Hope, GA, sent to Richmond Prison, released and died in Wilmington, NC. Yesterday, my copy of Richard A. Baumgartner's book, BLUE LIGHTNING: WILDER'S MOUNTED INFANTRY BRIGADE IN THE BATTLE OF CHICKAMAUGA arrived. I immediately turned to the index and found my Clarks there. How exciting to read their excerpts taken from Magee's History.
16) NEAL WEST:(WEBMASTER/EDITOR: THE UNKNOWN CIVIL WAR)
...Finished reading your travelogue, VERY good. Have you considered publication? I can see a lot of myself in your story (even with you bein' a Yankee an' all). I too found myself fed up with just sitting around growing old and decided to do what I should have done 20 years ago, get a degree in history and try to get a job with the NPS at a battlefield park, heaven on earth I
think!...See ya Billy Yank,
17) TOM: (FROM CASSIE AND TOM'S GETTYSBURG TRIPS)
"Who said a Civil War site can't be humorous? Whoever it was never saw this priceless little gem..."
18) GRADY SIMMONS:
"Just got into civil war reinacting--found you story very entertaining & funny. The part about climbing up those hills in your square toed brogans... reminds me of my first day trying to keep from slipping on "Georgia pine neddles" & meting the ground with my back side. Keep up the good work with this great web site."
19) MY WIFE:
"Can't you do something else once in a while--like take out the trash?"
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