31 December 2007 by Published in: General musings 3 comments

Susan, Nero, Aurora, and I all join to wish each and every one of you a happy, healthy, and prosperous 2008.

We had 265 posts and 1,737 comments this year, meaning that 2007 was a productive year ’round these parts. Thanks to all who make this site part of your daily ritual.

There will be more rantings to come in the new year……

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  1. Steve Basic
    Mon 31st Dec 2007 at 10:59 pm


    My best wishes to you and your family for a Happy, Healthy and Peaceful New Year, 2008.

    Take Care.


  2. Tue 01st Jan 2008 at 8:29 pm

    Thanks, Steve. And to you.


  3. Bruce Bronson
    Wed 02nd Jan 2008 at 7:12 pm

    Sir, I really appreciate and enjoy your site. I have a strong interest in the Civil War Cavalry. I sent a response to one of your blogs regarding the Wilson-Kautz Raid as my Great-Grandfather participated in that affair while in Co. “B” of the Eleventh Pennsylvania Cavalry. I have National Archives info listing him among the many disjointed missing following the debacle at Reams Station on June 29, 1864. I also have a copy of his discharge muster whereby he evidently left from Richmond with a Spencer Carbine, a Colt revolver and a Sabre and belt which were deducted from his final bounty payment. He was born in 1840 in Wayne County, PA and died in Morris County of my home state of Kansas in 1931. He received his soldiers pension from its offering until his death and was active in the GAR post at White City, Kansas. I have a question, why does the cavalry of Kautz, to include the 11th PA, have the label of “rag-tag and bob-tail” attached to them from a few of the sources I have come across. Some of the sources I have studied rate them as excellent fighters under the leadership of Col. Samuel Spear and then under Randal Mackenzie to Five Forks and their presence at Appomattox. What sources are available to illustrate this description? Thank You very much for any and all responses to this inquiry. Respectfully, Bruce Bronson

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