Book Chat
A Bohemian Brigade
The Civil War Correspondents
James M. Perry

This chat took place in the Civil War Home Chatroom on 12/02/07 and covered Chapters 14, 15, & Epilogue

12/2/2007 9:07 pm (et) amhistoryguy: Good evening everyone, and welcome to the final session of BOOK CHAT on “A Bohemian Brigade, the Civil War Correspondents, Mostly Rough, Sometimes Ready,” by Jimmy Perry.

12/2/2007 9:07 pm (et) amhistoryguy: Last week we discussed Gettysburg, primarily through the eyes of Great Britain's Arthur Freemantle, and we took a look at a reporter Perry called, “the only truly endearing reporter to cover the war for either side,” Henry Wing. After relating several stories about Wing, Perry concluded that while liberties were taken with the stories, they were “basically true.”

12/2/2007 9:08 pm (et) amhistoryguy: Anything that needs to be added to last week?

12/2/2007 9:09 pm (et) amhistoryguy: CHAPTER FOURTEEN - “THERE IS TO BE NO TURNING BACK” - This should have been the title of a chapter early in this book, a warning. Instead it is the title for Chapter Fourteen, clearly a quote, as indicated by the quotation marks. But, who is being quoted? Of course one might think that the chapter itself will reveal the answer, but you would be wrong because the quote is actually from the previous chapter, a message to Lincoln delivered by Henry Wing, regarding Grant in the Wilderness.

12/2/2007 9:10 pm (et) amhistoryguy: So you might think then, that Chapter Fourteen would be about the battle in the Wilderness, an action which Grant assured Lincoln that “There is to be no turning back” from. But that is not the case. We go back to Chattanooga, take a brief stop in the Wilderness again, move on to Petersburg, throw one sentence in about “Old Davy Farragut” and the battle of Mobile (BTW) “Old Davy” - what an insult. I’ve never seen anyone refer to Farragut as “Davy.” Throw some Catton, Foote, and any random one volume history of the Civil War in a blender, put it on “mulch,” and you get CHAPTER FOURTEEN, “There is to be no turning back.” Any comments on this chapter?

12/2/2007 9:11 pm (et) Susansweet: The sticky I have on Old DAVY is a mile high with!!!!!!! after it.

12/2/2007 9:11 pm (et) Susansweet: What an insult to our great and first admiral.

12/2/2007 9:12 pm (et) bluelady: Sounds like a lame attempt at foreshadowing.

12/2/2007 9:12 pm (et) Susansweet: The quote from Bruce Catton if I didn't know who he was I would think was his observation of the event.

12/2/2007 9:12 pm (et) amhistoryguy: Kind of showed me that Mr. Perry is not a CW guy.

12/2/2007 9:13 pm (et) Basecat: "Old Davy"...I did some looking on this while up at my odd hours the past few days, and did not find one reference that he was ever called least not to his face. Most I could find was the sibling rivavlry between Porter and Farragut, and much was from Porter's point of view.

12/2/2007 9:13 pm (et) amhistoryguy: He has done that with Foote a couple of times as well Susan.

12/2/2007 9:14 pm (et) amhistoryguy: These little thing really divert attention away from the story he is trying to tell, IMO.

12/2/2007 9:14 pm (et) mobile_96: I know that Welles never called him Old Davy.

12/2/2007 9:15 pm (et) Basecat: Seriously...when I first put in Google...Old Davy...I got links to Old Navy clothing stores.

12/2/2007 9:15 pm (et) amhistoryguy: Goliath use to say, "Ohhh Davy" : )

12/2/2007 9:16 pm (et) Susansweet: Farragut was old but too well respected to be called Old Davy.

12/2/2007 9:17 pm (et) Susansweet: Besides I don't think he was called David much, He was called by his middle name when he was young.

12/2/2007 9:17 pm (et) amhistoryguy: IMO, another mess with an interesting nugget or two in the mix, but very nearly not worth the effort to find them, and I have to admit without checking on the authenticity, of little value.

12/2/2007 9:17 pm (et) bluelady: I looked at the paragraph again. I think he was trying to be cute with the "good" stuff that helped Lincoln.

12/2/2007 9:17 pm (et) bluelady: Cute and quick.

12/2/2007 9:17 pm (et) Susansweet: They he should have said Billy Sherman and Johnny Hood.

12/2/2007 9:18 pm (et) amhistoryguy: David Farragut was about 60 IIRC, not old at all by my standards.

12/2/2007 9:18 pm (et) Susansweet: Nor mine either.

12/2/2007 9:18 pm (et) bluelady: Or my father's nick name ..Johnny B.

12/2/2007 9:19 pm (et) Basecat: Just a guess, but reason why Perry put that in the book is because Farragut had been in the Navy since Poseidon was Admiral..

12/2/2007 9:19 pm (et) Susansweet: He was 60 at the start of the war.

12/2/2007 9:19 pm (et) bluelady: lol basecat.

12/2/2007 9:20 pm (et) Susansweet: He was 10 when he went in to the Navy as a midshipman.

12/2/2007 9:20 pm (et) Susansweet: Actually he was three months shy of his 10th birthday.

12/2/2007 9:20 pm (et) amhistoryguy: Perry way oversimplified The Crater, IMO, and where he got the notion that it was, “the greatest opportunity the Army of the Potomac had ever been offered,” is stunning. As a journalist, I would have thought that old Jimmy Perry would have been a bit more aware of using absolutes as he does so frequently.

12/2/2007 9:21 pm (et) Susansweet: I thought he got the whole Crater thing mixed up a bit too.

12/2/2007 9:21 pm (et) mobile_96: Quite a bit in fact.

12/2/2007 9:21 pm (et) Susansweet: First of all he referes to the division composed of black men. That a division of blacks and Indians.

12/2/2007 9:22 pm (et) amhistoryguy: No mention of a drunken Ledlie at all, but then crap does roll uphill in the military.

12/2/2007 9:22 pm (et) Susansweet: The divisions was composed of blacks and Indians.

12/2/2007 9:22 pm (et) Susansweet: I did notice that too Dave.

12/2/2007 9:23 pm (et) bluelady: Indians also? Now that I never knew.

12/2/2007 9:23 pm (et) Susansweet: Yep , read Between two fires.

12/2/2007 9:24 pm (et) Susansweet: He makes it seem as if the blacks troops are the ones that messed up. They were the ones that were trained to go in after the explosion and it was decided at the last minute not to send them in first.

12/2/2007 9:24 pm (et) Basecat: Farragut's Grave

12/2/2007 9:24 pm (et) Susansweet: They knew to go around the crater . The troops that did go in first , went right into the Crater messing up.

12/2/2007 9:24 pm (et) bluelady: He could have missed Ledlie by over simplifying the story.

12/2/2007 9:25 pm (et) mobile_96: He also failed to say that Butler tried to stop the 're-arranged' order of attack.

12/2/2007 9:25 pm (et) bluelady: And the whole planning of the crater was messed up from the start.

12/2/2007 9:26 pm (et) mobile_96: They did go around the crater, but got pushed back in when no backup were sent in to sustain the initial attack.

12/2/2007 9:26 pm (et) bluelady: mobile..why would Butler have anything to say about it. I thought it was a 9th corp thing?

12/2/2007 9:26 pm (et) amhistoryguy: Another thing I've found somewhat bothersome, is that the book is not done, correspondent by correspondent, nor is it done in any chronological order, we are here with correspondent X and there with correspondent Y and then back to how correspondent X got his job - all over the place.

12/2/2007 9:27 pm (et) Susansweet: My misunderstanding Mobile I thought they went right into the Crater.

12/2/2007 9:27 pm (et) Susansweet: This chapter had me totally confused.

12/2/2007 9:28 pm (et) Susansweet: Of course that might be said to be easily done.

12/2/2007 9:28 pm (et) mobile_96: He objected to the new arrangement that was created for the political reason of Not sending in the blacks first.

12/2/2007 9:28 pm (et) mobile_96: He was at the meeting when the attacking reg. were repositioned.

12/2/2007 9:28 pm (et) Basecat: Blue...Butler was still in charge of the 9th Corps at the time of the Crater.

12/2/2007 9:29 pm (et) bluelady: ah ok

12/2/2007 9:29 pm (et) mobile_96: I agree also about the order it was done in.

12/2/2007 9:30 pm (et) Susansweet: Only part of this chapter I liked was when he quoted long sections from Page.

12/2/2007 9:30 pm (et) mobile_96: Too confusing, so hard to keep track of everyone.

12/2/2007 9:30 pm (et) amhistoryguy: There were a couple of good stories on soldier life, and what it was like to be a correspondent in this chapter as well. I would have liked to have seen more of those.

12/2/2007 9:30 pm (et) Basecat: Sorry meant Burnside...Not Butler.

12/2/2007 9:30 pm (et) Basecat: Butler was still at Bermuda Hundred IIRC.

12/2/2007 9:30 pm (et) bluelady: I think the order he tried to do was semi chronological but it got confusing when he jumped from correspondent to correspondent.

12/2/2007 9:31 pm (et) amhistoryguy: I think those were the sections from Page that you refer to Susan.

12/2/2007 9:31 pm (et) Susansweet: Yes they were.

12/2/2007 9:31 pm (et) Susansweet: The overcoats in the stream story.

12/2/2007 9:31 pm (et) bluelady: Which is why I asked why Butler would care about what the 9th corp was doing and why would he try to be the one to change the order of attack?

12/2/2007 9:32 pm (et) Susansweet: And his description of the Civil War correspondents that went on for two pages in direct quote.

12/2/2007 9:32 pm (et) mobile_96: Right Blue, meant Burnside.

12/2/2007 9:32 pm (et) Basecat: Obviously a mistake in the book.

12/2/2007 9:33 pm (et) amhistoryguy: I disagree there Bluelady, this chapter starts with Missionary Ridge.

12/2/2007 9:33 pm (et) mobile_96: Grant and Meade changed the order of attack.

12/2/2007 9:33 pm (et) Susansweet: Scyugle story was so funny.

12/2/2007 9:34 pm (et) mobile_96: Anyone ever figure out what scyugle meant.

12/2/2007 9:34 pm (et) Basecat: More Meade than Grant Mobile...but HUG agreed..

12/2/2007 9:34 pm (et) secret squirrel: "obtained" ????

12/2/2007 9:34 pm (et) amhistoryguy: There are probably enough of such stories to fill a book : ) too bad Perry didn't.

12/2/2007 9:35 pm (et) Susansweet: Right Dave, I could read Page all night.

12/2/2007 9:35 pm (et) bluelady: must have been a local dialect or something.

12/2/2007 9:35 pm (et) Susansweet: He was a good writer.

12/2/2007 9:35 pm (et) secret squirrel: Found the army vocabulary interesting..

12/2/2007 9:36 pm (et) secret squirrel: We used to say "shamming" if someone was lazy, or if something wasn't right we said it was "ate up".

12/2/2007 9:36 pm (et) amhistoryguy: Adds to the flavor of soldier life ss, for sure.

12/2/2007 9:36 pm (et) bluelady: amhg...which is why I had said semi chronological...lets say confusing.

12/2/2007 9:36 pm (et) Basecat: Scyugle...CW term...Run away...Run Away...

12/2/2007 9:37 pm (et) amhistoryguy: I'll go with that Blue : )

12/2/2007 9:37 pm (et) Susansweet: run away doesn't make sense in the sentences.

12/2/2007 9:38 pm (et) amhistoryguy: Lets move on while I'm still on line.

12/2/2007 9:38 pm (et) amhistoryguy: CHAPTER FIFTEEN - THE FALL OF RICHMOND - Perry begins this chapter with Charles Carleton Coffin of the Boston Journal, “leading” a relief expedition to Savannah. this is another example of a story being “basically true,” by Perry standards.

12/2/2007 9:39 pm (et) bluelady: Yeah you can only beat a dead horse so long.

12/2/2007 9:39 pm (et) amhistoryguy: General Sherman called attention to the need for supplies in Savannah, and the Boston Journal, Coffin’s employer, answered the call by publishing the news of this need, and collecting and purchasing supplies. While the Greyhound did leave Boston with 15 thousand dollars of supplies, actually $30,000 had been collected over four days, the remaining $15,000 sent at a later date.

12/2/2007 9:39 pm (et) amhistoryguy: Coffin was, according to biographer William Elliot Griffis, (“Charles Carleton Coffin, War Correspondent, Traveller, Author and Statesman”) was asked by the people of Boston to go to Savannah with the supply ship and report back to them that their gifts had been received. Which is what Coffin did. “Yankee Reporters,” by Emmit Crozier writes that when the Greyhound left Boston, “Charles Coffin was on board with his pencils and a fresh supply of notebooks.”.

12/2/2007 9:40 pm (et) amhistoryguy: While Coffin was certainly a noble “Christian Gentleman.” I think the portrayal as the LEADER of a relief expedition is a bit of a stretch.

12/2/2007 9:41 pm (et) Basecat: Also spelled...skyugle....Skyugle,(Amer.) - "Skyugle" is a word which had a short run during 1864. It meant many things, but chiefly to disappear or to make disappear. Thus, a deserter "skyugled," and sometimes he "skyugled" a coat or watch.

12/2/2007 9:42 pm (et) Susansweet: That makes sense Steve.

12/2/2007 9:42 pm (et) mobile_96: So the basically true part is the relief expedition and unbasically true is being the leader.

12/2/2007 9:42 pm (et) amhistoryguy: I skyugled my dinner.

12/2/2007 9:42 pm (et) Susansweet: Cadwallader's story which comes after the Coffin had me really confused.

12/2/2007 9:43 pm (et) secret squirrel: haha

12/2/2007 9:43 pm (et) mobile_96: But still doesn't fit into all of the comment.

12/2/2007 9:43 pm (et) bluelady: Almost like Perry had ADHD when he wrote the book...he jumped from topic to topic with out much preparation

12/2/2007 9:43 pm (et) Susansweet: Right Mobile it doesn't.

12/2/2007 9:45 pm (et) Susansweet: Blue that is a good way to discribe it . here I am with Coffin headed north and then Cadwallader is organizing exchange of newspapers.

12/2/2007 9:45 pm (et) amhistoryguy: To me, the way Perry writes about Coffin and the relief supplies, as if he organized and led the effort, when the suggestion was Sherman's, the action taken was led by the Boston Journal, and Coffin went along for the ride to report on the event back to the generous people of Boston. To me, that's not "leading" an expedition.

12/2/2007 9:46 pm (et) bluelady: is selling newspapers.

12/2/2007 9:46 pm (et) amhistoryguy: Again, Perry refers to General Grant as “generalissimo.” Something that really bugs me. This is not a rank in the U. S. Army, and I think that General Grant deserves more respect than to be repeatedly referred to as “generalissimo.”

12/2/2007 9:47 pm (et) amhistoryguy: True bluelady.

12/2/2007 9:47 pm (et) Susansweet: Dave, it fits with Old Davy.

12/2/2007 9:47 pm (et) amhistoryguy: And Billy Russell.

12/2/2007 9:48 pm (et) Basecat: Generalissimo ?? wow..:(

12/2/2007 9:48 pm (et) bluelady: Porter seems to be one of the few he didn't try to minimize with his own nickname.

12/2/2007 9:48 pm (et) amhistoryguy: At least twice now that I recall Basecat.

12/2/2007 9:49 pm (et) mobile_96: Wonder why he never referred his fellow reporters as "bro".

12/2/2007 9:49 pm (et) bluelady: I think he thought is was cute once so he would try it again.

12/2/2007 9:49 pm (et) Basecat: amhg...Unreal...and I agree...very disrespectful.

12/2/2007 9:49 pm (et) bluelady: My brother writers! hehe

12/2/2007 9:50 pm (et) amhistoryguy: Many of the stories and accounts are worthwhile, yet, I have no faith in what I’m reading, true, false or “basically true?”

12/2/2007 9:51 pm (et) mobile_96: All of the above.

12/2/2007 9:51 pm (et) bluelady: let's just say this book belonged in the "historical fiction" section...and not that great of a fiction book either.

12/2/2007 9:51 pm (et) amhistoryguy: And again the distraction of Davy, and Generalissimo really turned me off.

12/2/2007 9:52 pm (et) amhistoryguy: I do suggest, “Thomas Morris Chester, Black Civil War Correspondent, His Dispatches From the Virginia Front,” edited by R. J. M. Blackett.

12/2/2007 9:52 pm (et) Susansweet: So true.

12/2/2007 9:53 pm (et) bluelady: Was Johnston ever called "old Joe"?

12/2/2007 9:53 pm (et) amhistoryguy: But, keep in mind that Perry's mention of Chester is not really in keeping with his subject, since Chester was not one of the Bohemian Brigade.

12/2/2007 9:53 pm (et) Basecat: Showing my age, but the last person who used the word Generalissimo frequently was Chevy Chase. Also echo amhg's suggestion on the Chester book. Excellent reading.

12/2/2007 9:53 pm (et) Susansweet: Uncle Joe.

12/2/2007 9:53 pm (et) amhistoryguy: I didn't look bluelady, but I seem to recall that he was.

12/2/2007 9:54 pm (et) Susansweet: I am wondering how many of the men he mentioned were really part of the Bohemian Brigade.

12/2/2007 9:54 pm (et) Susansweet: Franco was a Generalissamo

12/2/2007 9:54 pm (et) Basecat: He was called Old Joe at times...Just saw that in an article I read recently.

12/2/2007 9:54 pm (et) Susansweet: And he is still dead.

12/2/2007 9:55 pm (et) Basecat: And he's still dead Susan.:)

12/2/2007 9:55 pm (et) amhistoryguy: If Perry took out all the info on Russell, Freemantle, “The Jolly Congress,” and descriptions from Catton, Foote, and Ida Tarbell, he’d be lucky if he had a respectable magazine piece on the Bohemian Brigade.

12/2/2007 9:55 pm (et) Babs: There is an article about Chester in the current issue of Civil War Times Illustrated.

12/2/2007 9:55 pm (et) Susansweet: I saw that Steve , it is the pile to read

12/2/2007 9:55 pm (et) amhistoryguy: Thanks Babs, I'll have to look for that.

12/2/2007 9:56 pm (et) Susansweet: oops Babs

12/2/2007 9:56 pm (et) Susansweet: Can't read tonight either.

12/2/2007 9:56 pm (et) Babs: OK. People always get us mixed up.

12/2/2007 9:57 pm (et) bluelady: Also the April of 1961 issue of National geographic has an article about Frank Vizetelly...the British correspondent.

12/2/2007 9:57 pm (et) amhistoryguy: As difficult as it was to read at times, I think that it's possible to gain a new respect for the men who acted as correspondents during the CW. I think it also sparks an interest in learning more about them.

12/2/2007 9:58 pm (et) Susansweet: I think you are right Dave, I want to read more about some of these men , and read their own words.

12/2/2007 9:58 pm (et) Babs: Wow. Blue is further behind in her reading than Base.

12/2/2007 9:59 pm (et) Susansweet: Either than or she never throws a NG away.

12/2/2007 9:59 pm (et) amhistoryguy: EPILOGUE - Back to talking about “Billy” Russell.

12/2/2007 9:59 pm (et) Basecat: And I was not even around in 1961..;)

12/2/2007 9:59 pm (et) Babs: Full circle, That's where the book started.

12/2/2007 9:59 pm (et) Susansweet: What's with the aside on present owners of New York Evening Post?

12/2/2007 9:59 pm (et) bluelady: lol.  No this is one someone gave me and I was only 4 in 1961!

12/2/2007 10:00 pm (et) Susansweet: Not sayin nutin about how old I was , just I was in high school.

12/2/2007 10:00 pm (et) Basecat: ? here...Did Perry focus any time on the writers under combat situations?

12/2/2007 10:00 pm (et) Babs: So was I.

12/2/2007 10:01 pm (et) bluelady: way!

12/2/2007 10:01 pm (et) mobile_96: Senior year '61-

12/2/2007 10:01 pm (et) amhistoryguy: Little, Basecat. He mentioned how a few fired some shots, and how others came under fire.

12/2/2007 10:01 pm (et) mobile_96: 62

12/2/2007 10:02 pm (et) Susansweet: No way what?

12/2/2007 10:02 pm (et) Susansweet: Class of 63

12/2/2007 10:02 pm (et) mobile_96: But basically, there was very little involving combat

12/2/2007 10:02 pm (et) Babs: Class of 65 here.

12/2/2007 10:02 pm (et) bluelady: rotfl amhg.

12/2/2007 10:03 pm (et) Susansweet: I think the first way was better, Little Basecat , fits with the book.

12/2/2007 10:03 pm (et) bluelady: But what was said was basically true.

12/2/2007 10:03 pm (et) Basecat: Very surprising, as they often found themselves un bad situations...example being what happened to the the 9th Mass Artillery at Gettysburg.

12/2/2007 10:03 pm (et) amhistoryguy: It was the wind here.

12/2/2007 10:04 pm (et) Basecat: No min me here...yet..;)

12/2/2007 10:04 pm (et) bluelady: Waud was with them IIRC.

12/2/2007 10:04 pm (et) Babs: I visited the Correspondents arch three years ago. It did no seem "lonely and neglected" to me.

12/2/2007 10:04 pm (et) Susansweet: Waud ? He never mentions Waud.

12/2/2007 10:05 pm (et) amhistoryguy: I think that as folks read other accounts of and by correspondents, the Perry book will look worse and worse.

12/2/2007 10:06 pm (et) bluelady: No Susan and he should have...that guy was always close to the action.

12/2/2007 10:06 pm (et) Susansweet: Will ask him what he thinks of the book.

12/2/2007 10:06 pm (et) Susansweet: Lost the first half. My presenter this month is doing Bohemian Brigade

12/2/2007 10:06 pm (et) amhistoryguy: One could argue that Waud was not a Bohemian, but then you would have to explain what the Jolly Congress was doing in the book.

12/2/2007 10:07 pm (et) mobile_96: Hopefully, this attempt will get someone to write a Real History.

12/2/2007 10:08 pm (et) amhistoryguy: Maybe the best memorial to the Bohemian Brigade, is that we still read their work, and learn about the CW from it.

12/2/2007 10:08 pm (et) bluelady: I think his reason fro saying that about the arch is due to its location.  It does seem to be out of the way

12/2/2007 10:09 pm (et) Basecat: Another ? Did he mention anything about their drinking habits while in the field?

12/2/2007 10:09 pm (et) Babs: His comment made me think he meant it was in disrepair. You are right that it is off the beaten path.

12/2/2007 10:09 pm (et) Susansweet: I just looked at the Bohemian Brigade website . They include Waud and Winslow Homer as members.

12/2/2007 10:10 pm (et) bluelady: Very little there as well base.

12/2/2007 10:10 pm (et) Susansweet:

12/2/2007 10:10 pm (et) amhistoryguy: I'd have to see their membership cards Susan, I think they are behind in dues. : )

12/2/2007 10:11 pm (et) Basecat: Really...I see.  Now I have to get a copy and read what is missing.

12/2/2007 10:12 pm (et) amhistoryguy: Anything else on "A Bohemian Brigade, The Civil War Correspondents, Mostly Rough, Sometimes Ready, " by James Perry?

12/2/2007 10:12 pm (et) Babs: He barely menioned Frank Leslie's paper.

12/2/2007 10:12 pm (et) Susansweet: Bury it.

12/2/2007 10:12 pm (et) bluelady: Just that if you get a chance to se is interesting to see.

12/2/2007 10:13 pm (et) Basecat: amhg...Just your comments on the epilogue, if you can. You mentioned he went back to Russell...How?

12/2/2007 10:13 pm (et) bluelady: As long as it is warmer and no dogs are running loose to get hit by trucks.

12/2/2007 10:13 pm (et) Babs: Base, You can have my copy.

12/2/2007 10:14 pm (et) Susansweet: I have to discuss this book again in two months at Drum book group

12/2/2007 10:14 pm (et) Susansweet: Pity me.

12/2/2007 10:14 pm (et) Basecat: Babs...:) If you had to pay for it, I should as well.:)

12/2/2007 10:14 pm (et) Babs: Ble, I agree. It is worth finding

12/2/2007 10:14 pm (et) Susansweet: Should I just print out the pages from this time and pass them out ?

12/2/2007 10:14 pm (et) bluelady: He went back to all many of them to "fill out " what they did after the war.

12/2/2007 10:15 pm (et) amhistoryguy: Some notes on how Russell continued to report on the war, and continued as a correspondent in other wars, Zulu for example.

12/2/2007 10:15 pm (et) mobile_96: Should take longer on telling its faults than benefits.

12/2/2007 10:15 pm (et) Babs: Base, We wouldn't want Perry to get the idea his writing is popular. He might write another book.

12/2/2007 10:16 pm (et) bluelady: Well my copy will be heading back to the Marple Newtown library.

12/2/2007 10:16 pm (et) amhistoryguy: The Epilogue has some facts on the correspondents post war years.

12/2/2007 10:16 pm (et) Susansweet: I liked the two sentence together that really didn't belong ,He kept his word too. He died on November 12 ,1900

12/2/2007 10:16 pm (et) Susansweet: A meaning I don't think Perry meant.

12/2/2007 10:17 pm (et) amhistoryguy: You will find my copy on the table at the book exchange in June.

12/2/2007 10:17 pm (et) Susansweet: Mine will go in the round table book exchange.

12/2/2007 10:17 pm (et) amhistoryguy: I had to chuckle at that too Susan.

12/2/2007 10:17 pm (et) Susansweet: Raise money for CWPT.

12/2/2007 10:17 pm (et) bluelady: amhg that sums up the epilogue very well.

12/2/2007 10:17 pm (et) Susansweet: I had to read it three times to make sure it didn't mean what I was reading.

12/2/2007 10:18 pm (et) amhistoryguy: Thanks everyone for participating in Book Chat. Be sure to check for the starting date of our next chat. Should be about mid to late January, “Stealing the General,” by Russell Bonds, who will be joining us in chat as well.