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Confederate ancestor analysis #2 – Henry K. Emerson/Emmerson

July 6, 2009 by

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Henry K. Emerson (1840-1918) enlisted in Company D, 7th Virginia Cavalry on August 10, 1861. Prior to his enlistment, he did not serve as a member of the local (97th Virginia) militia. He was a little slow in enlisting (the company was originally formed on June 1, 1861), but the reason for the delay cannot […]

“Recalling” Ford’s Theatre – a personal indulgence in Civil War “memory”

April 14, 2008 by

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I didn’t learn about Edwin Arthur Emerson until about a year or so ago. I think the thing that most intrigued me was that, while I had been fascinated with the soldier family members who had served in the war, I did not realize that I had a family member present, on stage, on the […]