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Re: John P. Campbell~ Buffalo Soldier
In Response To: John P. Campbell~ Buffalo Soldier ()
Re: Leafshaker's posting
I have to agree with Tony and Anthony both. I applaud this person for taking an interest in his/her ancestor's and wanting to document them...But, I agree with Tony and the continued use of myth. It's a really easy habit to fall into-besides, the facts are much more interesting than the myth.
Anthony-I'm sure your posting was read with absolute delight, and by now you have received email wanting more information. Once again, you are providing an incalculable service in connecting people with their family history.
I sincerely hope this forum inspires its readers to search out their own history, if they have not done so-and to encourage their families to do the same. So much of that information is disappearing, as the older folks pass on. We are now 138 years after the Civil War-over a hundred after the Spanish-American, and more than fifty after WWII. Family information is evaporating faster than we can document it.
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