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E. F. Farrington (1820-1898) served as master carpenter for the building of the John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge on the Ohio River, and published a little-known description of it in 1867. His report provides the fascinating details on the construction of the bridge, covering a wide variety of details, including the anchorages, towers, and cables. This new edition of his work contains a foreword by Paul A. Tenkotte, and an introduction to the life and work of Farrington by Don Heinrich Tolzmann. Supplements have also been added to place Farrington's work in historical context.
Beginning with the early development of the territory in Northern Kentucky, the story of Lincoln-Grant School in Covington, Kentucky, takes the reader on a journey from the pre-Civil War era through a seemingly timeless period of racial separation, to the end of legally segregated public schools in the United States of America. As it sorts through the rationales, the legalities, and the events surrounding one of many racially segregated schools in the United States, the dialogue unfolds the larger story of human relationships between two primary racial groups in America--black and white.
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A brief history of the 822nd Engineer Aviation Battalion and related SCARWAF (Special Category Army Reassigned With Air Force) units that served at K-2 Taegu during the Korean War.
The author describes the miraculous survival of the 26th Infantry, Alpha Company, the Blue Spaders, during the Tet offensive or surprise attack of the North Vietnamese Army as they went about their task of road clearing on Highway 13 (aka Thunder Road) between Lai Khe and Quan Loi in Vietnam. The author credits their survival to Psalm 91 KJV. Steve Simms is also the author of Common Valor: Ambush at Srok Rung, November 7, 1967.
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The Silence Remains details a unique technique for the practice of meditation and is inclusive of Eastern and Western religious thought. The book provides simple instruction and poses perennial questions which one most likely asks in quiet moments of reflection. Silence is roughly autobiographical -- a comfortably cathartic and therapeutic read of self-discovery, and is suitable for all adult ages.
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The first chapter relates the early history of the origins of the Swangos beginning as early as 1327. The second chapter tells of the Swango family that emigrated from Bavaria in 1747 and their journey. The descendants of one son, Abraham, are followed throughout the remainder of the book with chapters on pioneering, the Civil War, reunions, heroes, and memorials. The family outline and extensive index follow these chapters.
The letters transcribed within this volume were written during the American Civil War by Capt. Asbury Gatch to his wife, Mary Etta Hopper Gatch. The span from February 1864 through the end of the war. These letters present the portrait of a man of honor and conviction from Milford, Ohio, who dearly loved his wife and family, who often dreamed of soft bread and porterhouse steaks, who gossiped about the home front, who criticized the stay-at-home "patriots," who derided the Southern aristocracy, and who wrote glowingly of his exploits at war. This revised edition includes new and expanded notes and more than seventy illustrations.
The Correspondent was a German-language newspaper printed in Scioto County, Ohio, with a circulation that included southeastern Ohio, northeastern Kentucky, and West Virginia. These abstracts include names and locations of relatives mentioned in the obituary and often the birthplace of the deceased. Nearly every state is mentioned and numerous counties and communities within Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana.
Treasured Memories is a narrative account based upon a collection of letters written by members of an extended family and brings to life the joys, the challenges, and the sorrows of everyday life during the crisis of war. These letters, written by Sgt. McLain Montgomery and others of the 33rd and 39th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and by his brothers Del and Newton, from the 64th and 31st Illinois Infantry, were cherished and treasured by Sergeant Montgomery's Civil War widow, Mary Ann Montgomery, in her determination to keep the memory of her husband alive.
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Finding information about women during this time period is difficult, if not impossible, for many researchers. The authors found much-overlooked records that had been stored in various locations and present them in this publication as originally written and in chronological order. It is possible to learn from these records the specific location of the family’s residence, the standard of living for the family, information about other family members, and, in the event of a remarriage, the name of a woman’s new husband. The Commentary and Explanatory Notes found at the end of each chapter, using the previous pages’s extracts for examples, allow the reader to more readily understand the terms, legalities, and customs of the time.
As the story of the American Civil War is now being told through the letters, diaries, and memoirs of those who served in the lower ranks, this engaging memoir, written by William James Smith to his children, is finally made available to the public. The experience that Smith relates is not only that of an Ohio private in a volunteer cavalry regiment of the Union army, but also one of a larger slice of the Civil War itself.
This is a historical novel that illustrates and illuminates the German-American heritage. An important historical novel by a woman who, as a young girl, lived in the area dubbed Wooden Shoe Hollow—an area populated by German-born vegetable growers called truck farmers. The story takes place around the turn of the twentieth century and characterizes the people who lived in the area and describes real places and events—a wonderful book for anyone who is trying to learn of the German-American experience.
This fun-to-read book contains humorous remembrances from the daughter of a country doctor about real events that occurred in the office and at home throughout his years of practice.