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Bits of Blue and Gray:
An American Civil War Notebook

Bits of Blue and Gray

This is a truly interesting website, well organized and easy to navigate.  It provides both details and a broader view of the Civil War from the
soldiers' perspective. The letters, poems, and other information are fascinating to read!

27 June 2007

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Thank you for coming to leaf through our Notebook.
We hope you find something here of interest to you.

Through Peggy, formerly known as AntietamCW we have an interview with Mrs. R. E. Lee.  Enjoy the interview! 

We have a couple book reviews this month sent by our readers.  Be sure to check them out.  If you've read a Civil War book and you'd like to tell our readers about it, please feel free to send your review to bitsobluengray@aol.com  When you send mail, PLEASE put something in the subject line so I will KNOW it is about the website, or it may get deleted by accident.

The number of visitors to the site continues to grow!!!   THANK YOU!!!  We hope you've enjoyed what you've seen, if so, we wish you would VOTE for the site and keep us in the top 10. You can use the "vote" link above or the link on the left below the buttons. Unless you have pop-ups blocked you can use the pop-up window.  If you've voted before don't hesitate to vote again, they reset the numbers about the 11th of each month. 

We're always on the lookout for letters or anything else Civil War related to share here on the Bits of Blue and Gray website, so if you have something you would like to share, or you know someone who does, please contact me. 

Newly included is some additional information about Joseph Simpson of the 5th Delaware

NOTE: If you've sent something and don't see it appear on the site, PLEASE let me know. 

If you haven't already checked them out, thru the generosity of the ShoeString Genealogy Website, we now have THREE Civil War Crossword puzzles. Nautical Theme, Admiral Farragut provided the list of words while on his celestial furlough.,  Civil War Horses and Civil War Crossroad Puzzle.    Our thanks to the ShoeString Genealogy website for hosting the puzzles for us.    They take awhile to load, but I hope you'll enjoy them. 


  The August 2007 Column  

Interview with Mrs. R.E. Lee 
through the kindness of Peggy, formerly AntietamCW


  Today in the US Civil War  
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Interview with
Mrs. R.E. Lee 

through the kindness of Peggy, formerly AntietamCW

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Julia Boggs Dent Grant
By Julia Boggs Dent Grant told through AntietamCW/Peggy

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Book Reviews  
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These are also listed in the
"From Our Readers" File

More Book Reviews 
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As are the above reviews, these are also listed in the
"From Our Readers" File

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Fort Delaware Pictures!
Fort Delaware is open for the season!! Be sure to check the following two links to check on the activities. 
If you haven't visited in awhile, you might want to go back, there has been some renovation work being done. And be sure to check out the ghost tours!!

Tour the Fort 

Fort Delaware History 

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 Confederate Campaigns of the Southwest 

"Chronicles of the Great Rebellion"

 Delaware Roster of Union Soldiers 


Genealogy and American Civil War History Chats

Please join us!!   In the Civil War chats if there is something you would like to see us cover, please email  GCHJayneCW@aol.com, GCHRuaCW@aol.com


Civil War - Thursdays 11 PM ET Midnight ET and Friday 10 PM ET till 11 PM ET with GCH Jayne CW and GCH Rua CW.  Come join us
Ancestral Digs room  

Genealogy - GENTREK - a topic specific genealogy chat 9 PM ET Mondae nights in the Genealogy room   -  GCHGentrek@aol.com & GCHJayneCW@aol.com

Genealogy - GENTREK - a topic specific genealogy chat, 4 PM ET Fridae afternoons in the Genealogy UK room with DaePowell@aol.com and bitsobluengray@aol.com.


GENTREK - a topic specific genealogy chat 10 PM ET Thursdae nights at Genealogy Lookup Chatroom.  If you plan on joining GLF-Dae and GLF-Jayne, be sure to register far enough in advance so your password can be enabled. You need to have your pop-up blocker off when you register. You can meet over 400 good natured, genealogy-oriented folks there.

Should you need to contact the GENTREK hosts from the internet chat you can email them at DaePowell@aol.com and bitsobluengray@aol.com

To view some of the Presentations given in GENTREK, visit ShoeStringGenealogy  There are also some great forms to help you work on your genealogy FREE!!!!

The Weekly Fireside Newsletters from the American Civil War History chats on AOL are not only available here on the Bits of Blue and Gray site but also in it's own AOL Civil War Weekly Fireside Journal    Keep checking back for newly added ones, there is a button at the bottom on the left side of the page for your convenience.   I'm sorry to have to say that due to numerous reasons, the Weekly Fireside newsletter is no longer being sent out

I'm still looking for information to add to the DE Roster for Union Soldiers.  If you have any information to add to a soldier's record, Please feel free to email me.  I'll add it just as soon as possible. 

PLUS.... PLEASE!!!!!!!....  if you have sent information, photos, burial info, etc., to me and you haven't seen it on the website,  PLEASE resend. 


Comments  Email  Suggestions
If you send email thru this link, PLEASE be sure to put something in the subject line referencing the Civil War otherwise it could get deleted.

I encourage you all to submit family letters, photos, and anecdotes from your own ancestors. I will be happy to receive them and will do my best to include them in future articles.

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