Friday, June 17, 2005

43d tn infantry and roane county tennessee civil war history

the public library in kingston, roane co, tn has a great set of pages with photos outlining the history of roane co, tn in the civil war era |here |.

as part of the site, they also have a downloadable file of roane county confederate soldiers | here | and federal soldiers | here |. though one ancestor, francis m. majors, is not listed in the file even though he is indexed as a roane county soldier elsewhere, another ancestor, james calvin giles, is listed. both of the men belonged to the 43rd tn inf, csa - calvin to co f and francis to co b.

some links that have information about the 43d tennsee infantry, csa:

to get a feel for the unit, the site to go to after the kingston library pages is george martin's site, 43rd tennessee, csa. [43 regt tenn vols]

an extracted unit history from tennesseans in the civil war, vol 1 ( © 1964 by the “civil war centennial commission of tennessee”) can be viewed | here |

the us national park service's civil war soldiers and sailors system has a unit history page | here |, and a listing of all the soldiers | here |.

battle of champion hill (mississippi) - great site that is part of - includes a virtual tour of the battle. the link takes you directly to the order of battle of the confederate forces which includes the 43d tn inf, csa

you can compare that order of battle for the confederates with the confederate order of battle which also includes the 43 tn infantry at the national park service's vicksburg site.

online sites for battles linked to the 43d tn infantry, csa (also called 43 regt tenn. vols and later 5th east tennessee volunteer regiment):

perryville (ky) - though the 43d is not listed on the order of battle at , calvin giles' pension file indicates that one of the battles he was engaged in was perrryville. in his civil war questionnaire, calvin says that his first battle was a "small skurmish in kentucky." george martin's unit history also - though obliquely - suggests that the 43d was involved in the battle of perryville.

port gibson (ms)

champion hill (ms)

big black river bridge (ms)

vicksburg (ms)

james calvin giles, who was with co f, 43d tn infantry, says in a pension application affadavit that he was also at

bull's gap (tn)
marion (va)

diaries, letters, etc - 43rd tenn inf, csa:

the civil war diary of james henry darr - darr was in co i, 43d tn inf, csa

vicksburg diary of raleigh clack - raleigh would marry sabria newport who was a sister of margaret newport, the woman francis "f.m." majors would marry after he was paroled at vicksburg and returned home. both raleigh and f.m. were in co b, 43 tn infantry, csa

bibliography (does not include links above) - 43d tennessee infantry, confederate states of america:

the us army war college in carlisle, pennsylvania has a short bibliography page for the 43d tenn infantry online | here |

george martin's home page, 43rd tennessee, csa, includes a bibliography as well.

stamper, isaac j. the civil war diary of isaac j. stamper, of bradley county, tn; enlisted dec. 26, 1861 at sweetwater, tn; his regiment surrendered may 9, 1865. cleveland, public library, 1970. 82 pp. - the published diary of the 43d's fife major, issac j. stamper. original citation located via the tennessee state library and archives.

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

our archives funding is endangered - please act now

the federal government is endangering your genealogy research again, and you really should act...soon!

i've copied an e-mail call to action which begins to spell out what is happening and where you can go to read more and to begin to act (below).

if you're hestating, think about whether or not you did enough to protest the current law which overly restricts distribution of vital records and hampers your genealogy research...

for further information about the 2006 budget and how it will affect genealogy and historical research, please see this web page: NHPRC/NARA FY06 Budget

----- Original Message -----From: "Haston Magnuson"

The following e-mail is of great concern to any genealogists who use archives. Please read, sign the petition, then send this to any other Rootsweb or genealogy lists you're on.

The President's budget recommendations for Fiscal Year 2006 slash or eliminate more than 150 federal programs. In that budget, the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) has been targeted to receive NO funding. This includes no funds for the grants program and no funds for staffing to support the NHPRC programs. It effectively eliminates NHPRC.

The Council of State Historical Records Coordinators, the Society of American Archivists, and the National Association for Government Archivists and Records Administrators are working collaboratively to address this threat to NHPRC and NARA. Archivists across the U.S. are rallying to save NHPRC while also ensuring that NARA has sufficient funding to sustain its current programs and continue to advance in areas that benefit all archival repositories and every citizen of the United States.

As part of our efforts to continue to express to Congress interest in restoration of funding for NHPRC, we have created an online petition. Please consider signing this petition, and please forward it to any listservs, e-mail groups, or organizations and people you feel would be interested in helping with this effort. It is a quick and easy way for many people to assist. The petition will be forwarded to the House Appropriations Committee and Subcommittee on Treasury, Transportation, HUD and the Judiciary in late May. The petition can be access at:

_www.savearchives.org_ (

Click on the "petition" button.

If you have not received a previous action alert on this issue, we encourage you to also write a letter to your members of Congress. For information on writing letters of support, see any of the following websites:

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Thanks for your efforts to save this important program for archives!

Members of the NHPRC Joint Advocacy Task Force Council of State Historical Records Coordinators: David Carmicheal, Sandra Clark, Kathleen Roe

Society of American Archivists: Nancy Beaumont, Peter Gottlieb, Rand Jimerson, Joan Krizack, Richard Pearce-Moses

National Association of Government Archivists and Records Administrators: Timothy Slavin

Monday, June 06, 2005

genevieve majors and charles calvin giles - photo - abt 1934

there is small picture of genevieve majors and charles calvin giles (from a photo taken about 1934), and a link to an individual summary sheet for charles | here |.