For Veterans Day it seemed appropriate to tell the story of one of our ancestors that fought in the Civil War - Lyman W. Swift.
"Roll of Honor - war of 1861 to 1865. The following is a list of volunteers in the service of the United States during the war of the Rebellion. ... The roll is as full and accurate as it can be made with out great expense and trouble. It will prove a source of just pride to the people of the county, generally, as well as to the descendants and friends of those whose names are here recorded, an will be a standing challenge to the patriotism of the future to emulate the example of the volunteers of 1861-5."
"Swift, Jr., Lyman W., age 24, volunteer, December 4, 1861, three years, Seventy-seventh regiment, company F, private, served four years and four months, mustered out March 8, 1866, captured at Mark's Mills, and in prison nine months."
Marks' Mills Battlegrund State Park
Here's a link to the Veteran's Day post I did last year which has info on Mom and I and Grandpa Swift Swift Veterans
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Halloween is so much fun for everyone dressing up in costumes. I've collected pictures of all the younger grandchildren in their Halloween costumes. Some of the adults had great costumes too but I'm only showing the children here.
Ladybug (Hannah) and Lion (Jacob)
Spanish knight (Christian) and mouse (Elliott)
Two trolls (Penelope and Scarlett)
Karate Kids (Julia and Ethan). Dressed warm for trick-or-treating in Alaska.
Soldier Toy (Tucker)
at 4:00 AM