Inquiring Minds Want to Know…

3 07 2007



…was Confederate general Henry Hopkins Sibley the inspiration for the physical appearance of cartoon legend Commander McBragg?  If the song isn’t running around in your noggin yet, go here and it soon will be.

This post was inspired by the Ayres photo below.  For all you Gilbert & Sullivan fans, he is the very model of a modern major general (though when the war was over he became a lieutenant colonel).  OK, so I’m no lyricist.




Another OR

3 07 2007

The report of Col. John L. Chatfield of the Third Connecticut is up.  This report is from Broadfoot’s supplement to the OR’s – reports and correspondence that did not make it into the original OR project.  In this case Chatfield’s report went to his state’s adjutant general, so was not in the posession of the U. S.government at the time the ORs were compiled.  The supplement consists of 100 volumes, sells for $5,500, and will probably never be available in digital format – well, at least not during my lifetime.