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From: dorothy newberry <>
Subject: Re: [11TH-TEXAS-BATTALION] J Linscum - John Linscomb
Date: Sat, 16 Apr 2011 13:52:54 -0700 (PDT)
I don't know if you saw my other posting about the diary of Captain George W. O'Brien.
It is very interesting reading about the 11th Spaight's Bat. (That is Ashley W. Spaight
not the other Speight, different spelling.....different person. Hope that is the one you are
Also Hill College has an excellent amount of information about where units went, what
battles they fought etc. But, as far as personal info about soldiers, there is not much.
Not that I have found anyway. You can write to Washington D.C. military archives and
they can do a search for you about your ancestor. Normally, all they have are a few
pay voucher type instruments, that tell how much the soldier was paid for a certain
length of time. That's all I found on mine. The best possibility of learning more about
your ancestor is if someone claimed a pension because of their military service. If
they did, you can order those papers also and it will tell maybe where they enlisted and
it is a questionnaire from people that served with them sworn before some type of
magistrate. Sorry if I am telling you things that you already know.
Regards,Dorothy Hays Newberry
Dorothy Hays Newberry Daughters of the Republic of Texas Researching: Ferguson, Chapman, Burns, Cundiff,Whitmore, Hasley,Call, Newberry
--- On Sat, 4/16/11, Lizabeth Hancock <> wrote:
From: Lizabeth Hancock <>
Subject: [11TH-TEXAS-BATTALION] J Linscum - John Linscomb
Date: Saturday, April 16, 2011, 6:32 AM
Hello, I checked the archives for messages and they seemed a bit sparse so I wanted to see if the list was still active with members still in touch. My grgr grandfather John Linscomb was in Spaight's battalion. His records are under "J Linscum". Found them on footnote.com. He was detailed to the gunboat Clifton on Sep 10 1863. He was in Company B. There are no other entries after that so I don't know his history. Seems I'm not the only one missing a bit of background on an ancestor. With this being the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, it's a good time to continue my history education with a little reading. Any website suggestions? I've exhausted Ancestry and footnote and findagrave. John had 3 other brothers in the war but in different battalions. They all came home and are accounted for.
Lizabeth Linscomb Hancock
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