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Discussion in 'New Recruits Meet & Greet Area' started by Dedej, Mar 18, 2017.

  1. Dedej

    Dedej First Sergeant

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    Hello Everyone :smile:

    I have been lurking on Civil War Talk for a few months now. Over the last three years I have been researching my family tree/genealogy and as an Black woman for me - a lot of it concentrated in the Antebellum South.

    I have recently had an interest to learn more about The Civil War and The Reconstruction Period -- and Civil War Talk has been such a valuable/irreplaceable resource for me.

    I also want to mention, it is RARE for me to visit a website, forum, YouTube video and see such respectful, caring, empathetic and honest commentary towards Slavery -- and the Black men and women who endured it. So, for that I say THANK YOU --- as it made me feel comfortable to join.

    So many times, people say disrespectful things about slavery and (slaves) - that I find it hard to read - as it really bothers me. As "slaves" are not just that for Black people in the USA - they are our ancestors, our Great/GG/GGG Grannies, Grandfather's, Uncles, Aunts - they have names and families that love them. And they deserve to be remembered and honored as well.

    I look forward to learning as much as I can. Thanks again!

    Dede
     
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  3. Albert Sailhorst

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    Howdy and Welcome!
     
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    bdtex Brigadier General Moderator

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    Howdy also and you're welcome. Welcome to CivilWarTalk from The Trans-Mississippi Department.
     
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    bdtex Brigadier General Moderator

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    In your research have you found any kinfolk that served in USCT Regiments?
     
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  6. Dedej

    Dedej First Sergeant

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    Thank you :smile: I am happy to be here. So far - yes :smile: My 3rd Great Grandfather Preston Jones was apart of U.S., Buffalo Soldiers, United States Ninth Cavalry 1866-1916 under Colonel Edward S Godfrey. "Action Place" in Huntsville, AL.

    I have been looking for photos of the 9th Cavalry he served in -- so that I can catch a glimpse of his face - but no luck.
     
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    bdtex Brigadier General Moderator

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    I feel your frustrations. All my kinfolk are from the South and served in Confederate Regiments and photos are rare. I have seen a postwar picture of one of them but that's it so far.
     
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    Dedej First Sergeant

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    LOL. Thanks :smile: Who knows... one day you may come across one :smile:
     
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    Welcome.
     
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    Hello Dedej, welcome to Civil War Talk.
     
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    Legion Para 1st Lieutenant Forum Host Retired Moderator

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    Welcome to the forum Dede.

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    Welcome aboard from California!
     
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    Hi @Dedej! Your original post was very kind and absolutely true!! I lurked on this site before becoming a member too, but I have really enjoyed the fellowship since I joined. Welcome aboard! I look forward to your posts.:smile:
     
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    Welcome to the forum from Michigan. Forums like this need members with various views
     
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    Hello and welcome from 35 miles north of Gettysburg!
     
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    Hello and welcome from western Montana.
     
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    Hello and thanks! Michigan native as well. But, I have lived in Atlanta since undergrad :smile:
     
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    Welcome to the forums from someone with a little familiarity with the subject!
     
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    Hello and welcome from Pennsylvania!
     
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