AfriGeneas Military Research Forum Archive
I am so glad that this site is becoming so active. It has great potential for all of us. The interactions and links provide resources that are new to some. New connections are being made between researchers that can only be beneficial to the research and promulgation of this often hidden information.
My purpose in this posting is twofold-to ask for information, and to see even more interaction and sharing.
I am in the process of writing a book about the USCT, but the focus is more on the PEOPLE, than the military actions. For example, in discussing any particular piece of USCT history, I am striving to provide as much biographical information about each identified player as possible. The reason for this, is to provide a point of connection-to make those experiences more "alive", and secondly to provide information for descendants and researchers alike.
My request is this. If you have ancestors who were in the USCT, or were involved in any aspect of the War, as laborers, family members, etc. I would be very appreciative of any of that information you can send me. Especially important are service/pension records, family history, letters, diaries, pictures. I will pay for copy charges, and any material used in the book will receive full credit to its source.
Thanks!! Sharon Heist firstname.lastname@example.org