All right for now thanks.Hope you doing okay. Where in Italy do you live? Prayers for your country.
Bill,I have often thought a book on the uniforms worn by Southern military schools would make a great book, especially those that fought in battle during the Civil War. There must have been more than two dozen Southern military schools during the Civil War. For example Texas had three military schools: Bastrop Military institute, Marshall University, and Texas Monumental and Military Institute.
The vast majority of colleges for men were de facto military schools in the South. For instance, my ancestor Col. Pointer of Holly Springs attended the University of Miss at Oxford. In his resume, written ca 1898, he wrote that he attended a military academy for two years, from age 16. Born in 1841, he would have been 20 when the war broke out and was already enrolled in Old Co B of the 9th Miss Inf. That doesn't give him much time for going to two different schools. I forgot where I read that most Southern colleges were military, but it was something new to me. Pointer, however, is an interesting case, since he and his family put out false information that he was three years younger than his actual age. This started around the time states were granting pensions to Civil War vets, and it was imperative that the vet have no gaps in his service. I suspect that Pointer's parents kept him at home after his one year enlistment was up, just prior to the Battle of Shiloh. The conscription law was passed in April 1862, but men under 18 were exempted, and the records show many being sent home who were under age. Pointer resurfaces that summer in Holly Springs, where Joe Wheeler made him an ADC. So if Pointer was really sitting at home from late March 1862, being actually over 18 at the time, he would not have been eligible for a pension. All references to his joining Wheeler's staff that were written in family documents, such as the resume and his widow's 1909 pension claim, say he joined Wheeler just ten days after his enlistment ran out. Patently false, unless records of his extending his one year, allowing him to be at Shiloh, have disappeared. All this just to say that it's possible he attended two schools from age 16 until the war broke out, but I doubt it.I have often thought a book on the uniforms worn by Southern military schools would make a great book, especially those that fought in battle during the Civil War. There must have been more than two dozen Southern military schools during the Civil War. For example Texas had three military schools: Bastrop Military institute, Marshall University, and Texas Monumental and Military Institute.
My son said they had run out of coffins in Northern Italy.All right for now thanks.
In my region the phenomenon is limited. Mainly hit in Lombardy (the Milan region).
It is important to avoid contagion, because this virus needs machines to breathe and if there are too many sick people at the same time, they are not enough!