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New to CWT... North Carolina

Discussion in 'New Recruits Meet & Greet Area' started by TaraPJamie, Feb 16, 2017.

  1. TaraPJamie

    TaraPJamie Private

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    Thank you for accepting my request to join this group. This is my first post but have been reading other posts for a few days now and it's all incredibly interesting. I've grown up Southern but I have always felt that learning both the Northern history and the Southern history of the Civil War an awesome privilege for my generation and the ones before me and hopefully after mine. I grew up learning more about the South. I do have to say I was saddened by the Confederate flag being taken down. It served a great purpose for the south. A lot of people believed it was just a "hate" reminder. I didn't. I'm glad no one is left from the Civil War wh0 would have had to see that taken down. I've done a lot of studying on the North this past year and am now to the point of the Conspirators. I would like to get as much information as I can on Lewis Payne Powell and Mary Surratt. I have found a great bit on George A and Mary S. but not so much on the other ones. I read Ms. Owensby's book on Powell. That's more of what I am looking for on Mary as well. The years that led up to their meeting. I have also heard anyone can get a copy of the trial's transcript. If this is true, please let me know where I can get one. I'm very interested to find someone from my family who fought in the Civil War. I can't seem to get out of this circle of fees. So if anyone can get me started there (for free) please help. I look forward to meeting (hopefully) many of you here.
     

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  3. Legion Para

    Legion Para 1st Lieutenant Forum Host Retired Moderator

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    Welcome to the forum TaraPJamie.

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  4. MattL

    MattL First Sergeant

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    Welcome :smile:

    Seeing the history from both perspectives is definitely a worthy goal! I'll add that really there are many more perspectives. Not all Northerners supported the Union and not all Southerners supported the Confederacy, especially considering the 40% of the population that was enslaved.

    You'll see many threads about the takedown of the flag, what it means to different people. My opinion that there is more than one completely valid views to historical events like this. To you and many Southerners (of all ethnicities) the Confederate flag may be a symbol or pride, and completely validly so. To others, including many African American Southerners (as well as non-African Americans), it is a symbol of a nation based on slavery. Many of those African Americans are just as much Southerners as their fellow whites, their ancestors having been there just as long. Though they did not have a say for a very long time after the Civil War even (good ole Jim Crow).

    When you accept both views as valid you really can understand why both sides view things the way they do. I think understanding is desperately needed. People can disagree with demonizing if they understand each other.
     
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    CMWinkler Colonel Forum Host Retired Moderator

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    Welcome.
     
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    nitrofd Colonel Forum Host

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    Welcome from the sunshine state.
    As to fees in doing research they are expensive,to sometimes avoid them try your library as they may be hooked up with the various websites.most universities are also hooked up to them if you have access.good luck in your search of your family tree and check out the ancestry forum here,as there are many members who will gladly give you assistance.
     
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    Welcome from Deep Creek in the Great Smoky Mountains.
     
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    Welcome from East Texas.
     
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    Hello and Greetings from Penna.
     
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    GADivision flag.gif Welcome from Georgia
     
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    Welcome from the coast of North Carolina.
     
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    Welcome, from Tennessee!
     
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    Two of my favorite books that went into detail with a lot of the conspirators, in particular with Booth, were:
    American Brutus by Michael Kauffman, and Manhunt by James Swanson. That whole aspect has been very intriguing to me also over the years, and have enjoyed learning more on the subject.
     
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  18. 7th Mississippi Infantry

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    Hello TaraPJamie.

    Welcome to Civil War Talk.
     
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    Welcome from the Bull City, Basketball Mecca, Collectively, the people on this forum have more knowledge on the Civil War than anywhere on earth. Beware of trolls and don't get hooked......"just the facts"
     
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    Welcome, my paternal roots are in the mountain counties of western NC. (Alexander, Caldwell, & mainly Wilkes). Do you have any names of ancestors that may have served, and where they lived during the war ? That would be a good starting place.
     
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    Welcome aboard from Alabama.
     
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