|Leon Edmund Basile (#46949851)|
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BY THIS POINT, I HAVE POSTED APPROXIMATELY 1,500 PORTRAITS OF MILITARY AND HISTORICAL PERSONS. I SPENT MANY HOURS AND SOME COST (FOR COPYING) TO DO SO, WHICH I WAS GLAD TO DO. HOWEVER, I HAVE NOTICED THAT MANY OF MY PORTRAITS HAVE BEEN MOVED BELOW (BEHIND) THE FRONT PAGES, AND ANOTHER PORTRAIT PLACED ON THE FRONT PAGES. THESE WERE LATER POSTED BY THE PERSONS WHO ORIGINALLY MADE THE MEMORIALS, OR WERE POSTED BY SOMEONE ELSE, BUT THE PERSONS WHO MADE THE MEMORIALS LOCATED THE OTHER USER'S PORTRAIT ON THE FRONT PAGE, AND MOVED MINE BELOW THE FRONT PAGE. IF ANY PERSON WHO MADE A MEMORIAL, WHO WOULD LIKE ME TO COMPLETELY REMOVE MY PORTRAITS, JUST LET ME KNOW, AND I WILL DO SO. (I AM NOT SURE IF I WILL BOTHER POSTING ANYMORE PORTRAITS, AS SO MANY PEOPLE PREFER OTHERS, AFTER THEY SEE MY PORTRAITS AND POST A DIFFERENT PORTRAIT OF THE SUBJECT.)
Leon Basile suffered a left carotid dissection, causing a permanent cognitive disability and aphasia.
"I runne to death,
and death meets me as fast,
And all my pleasures are like yesterday."
- John Donne (1573-1631), HOLY SONNETS, I
Bachelor of Arts (a double major in history and English), University of Massachusetts at Boston, 1977.
Certificate in Archives Administration from the Georgia Dept. of Archives & History and the Emory University Division of Librarianship, 1978.
Master of Arts (history - American), University of Georgia, 1979. Thesis: "Attala County, Mississippi, 1850-1860: A Social History" (1979).
Attended Officers Candidate School, United States Marine Corps (Quantico, Va.), but did not complete it and was honorably discharged in 1980.
Edited THE CIVIL WAR DIARY OF AMOS E. STEARNS, A PRISONER AT ANDERSONVILLE (Fairleigh Dickinson Univ. Press, 1981).
Author of A UNION TOWN DURING THE CIVIL WAR: WOBURN, MASSACHUSETTS, Volume I (Woburn Historical Society/Sonrel Press, 2012).
Contributed articles to such scholarly journals and magazines as CIVIL WAR HISTORY, LINCOLN HERALD, THE JOURNAL OF MISSISSIPPI HISTORY, THE UNITED DAUGHTERS OF THE CONFEDERACY MAGAZINE, NORTH SOUTH TRADER, and THE ANTIQUES JOURNAL.
Jefferson Davis Medal in Gold, awarded by the United Daughters of the Confederacy for "Outstanding Research in Southern History," 1976.
Marine Corps Assn. & Fdn.; Marine Corps Heritage Fdn.; Medal of Honor Historical Soc. of the United States; USO Sponsoring Member; Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Assn. (Sustaining Member); The University of Georgia Alumni Assn.; Woburn (Mass.) Historical Soc.; Honorary Citizen of Boys Town.
As an historian, has concentrated mainly in the social history of the antebellum and Civil War periods.
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|John Donne||Col. Horace Potts Hobbs, USA|
Dear Leon, I am caretaker of this memorial. I will make sure that the portrait that you posted is always the ascendant image on the memorial. I hope that you are well. God Bless, JD
|Sharron Carroll`||James Richard Carroll obit|
Thank you so much for posting James Carroll's obit. I would like to use it on my ancestry site with your permission. Hope you are well. Sharron Carroll
|Jan Franco||Ira Barnes "Brother Joseph" Dutton|
Thank you for posting his photograph.
Hello Leon, I wanted to Thank You for posting the photo of Stephen P Yeomans photo at the Veterans Home Cem Marshall, Iowa. Many Thanks to all you do for find a grave.
|Glenn Benner||Your Photos|
I want to Thank You for all the wonderful photos you have posted!!!
|Brad Hall Sr||Beggs & Cobb|
One of my ancestors worked for Beggs & Cobb Leather. His name was Mr. Oscar Wilbert Younkin. I just found his old obituay today and also found your memorial about Beggs & Cobb. I just thought I would mention this, due to finding both with in minutes of each other!!!
|Harriet W. Berry||RE: Felicia Grundy Porter|
You are most welcome, but I certainly don't deserve any credit! Just doing what volunteers do, and accidentally landed in the right place. Happy to offer something to enhance an already lovely memorial. --H
Thanks for the good information, Leon! I'll check into it. By the way, I read in your bio about the issue of someone posting (and inadvertently moving) photos on memorials. You're probably aware of this, but if you're the manager of a memorial, you can change the order of photos that are posted on that memorial (even if you didn't post them). I love the photos you've posted! Thx again, Barb
Added by BJW on Jan 11, 2014 3:08 PM
|BJW||Wm. Batchelder Greene, #24776157|
Hi - Love this memorial and thank you for posting it and for the work you do on findagrave. I've been trying to figure out if he's related to my William Greene. How did you find him? Are there burial records? Thx! Barb
Added by BJW on Jan 11, 2014 10:57 AM
|BKGenie||RE: Dan Bryant|
Ok understood. I hope they don't remove the picture. Will see what I can do..
Added by BKGenie on Oct 28, 2013 12:22 PM
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