Friday, May 13, 2011

Look what arrived today!

I know you can't see it well but yes, that says National Archives, Washington, D.C. 


(You can read here how I requested the pension file)

I've taken some time to browse through the pages and I don't think I'm going to find too many clues.  It doesn't mention Emery's death date but it does give me clues as to when he was alive because he re-applied for his pension several times.  And it does tell me that he applied for pension due to diarrhea which continued throughout his lifetime.

Now I need to study Civil War battles so I can truly understand what he went through during the war.

Stay tuned as I learn more.

1 comment:

  1. Now is a good time to be studying the Civil War...with the 150th anniversary of the start of the war, there's lots of media attention.

    Now tell your husband that you need an iPad so you can get the awesome Civil War app and study up!