April 17, 2014

John Breedlove Civil War Diary: Deaths 1864

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It’s always a goal of mine to share information I think will be helpful to other genealogists and family historians. My cousin Kathleen and I recently received the gift of a lifetime: a scanned copy of our GG-Grandfather John W. […]

147 Year Old Breedlove Civil War Diary

Wayne Breedlove with JWB diary

The Caretaker Pictured above is my 2nd cousin, once removed, Wayne Breedlove who generously brought the John W. Breedlove diary with him from Florida when he visited us last week. Wayne’s father, Othel Breedlove was the man who ‘rescued’ the […]

Can 143 Year Old Diaries Fly?

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I have a question about traveling with priceless family heirlooms. The heirloom in this case is a Civil War diary written by my ancestor John W. Breedlove during his years in the Army. He started out writing it with pen […]

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