I 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.
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.