Bull Run MOH and Other Stuff

7 02 2008

 

mary-walker.jpgI ran across a news article that mentioned Dr. Mary Walker (left), the only female winner of the Medal of Honor.  She was awarded it for her performance at Bull Run.  Later it was taken away, and even later it was given back.

As I said, I’ll be adding MOH sketches to this site.  I’ve also decided to add Bull Run articles from the Southern Historical Society Papers.  I have them in digital format on my OR superdisk, so it won’t be too difficult.  Now, if I could just find someone with an index to the National Tribune and access to the Bull Run related articles, I could post those, too.

I’ve made about as much progress on the O’Rorke letter as I’ll likely make.  I’ll type it up and get it posted here as well…it will be the first Personal Correspondence I’ll put up.dude.jpg

I’ve also been thinking more about what this blog is all about.  It has something to do with poetry and Buddhism, or rather Dudism, as expressed not by the Dude, but by the one who made him.  It’s in the formative stages, to be firmed up either when I’m in the shower or on the elliptical.

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2 responses

7 02 2008
Rene Tyree

Love the “Dudism” reference Harry. Completely works for me… but I’ll be anxious to see how your thinking develops further on it.

Best….
Rene Tyree over a wig wags

7 02 2008
Harry Smeltzer

Rene,

This is not The Dude’s first appearance on Bull Runnings. He and Walter were guests awhile back.

Yet he abides.

It’s good to know there are other little achievers out there, taking it easy for the rest of us…
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