NOTICE: 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 THESE WERE LATER POSTED BY THE PERSONS WHO ORIGINALLY MADE THE MEMORIALS, OR WERE POSTED BY SOMEONE ELSE, BUT THE PERSONS WHO MADE THE MEMORIALS LOCATED THE OTHER USER'S PORTRAIT ON THE FRONT PAGE, AND MOVED MINE BELOW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.
Favourite Quotation "I runne to death, and death meets me as fast, And all my pleasures are like yesterday." - John Donne (1573-1631), HOLY SONNETS, I
Background 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.
Honour Jefferson Davis Medal in Gold, awarded by the United Daughters of the Confederacy for "Outstanding Research in Southern History," 1976.
Additional information As an historian, has concentrated mainly in the social history of the antebellum and Civil War periods.
William Batchelder Greene I very much appreciate the work you have done and owe to you my only copy of the military portrait of Rev. Greene. My only purpose in adding a portrait of him as an older man was to draw attention to the important work he did following his military career. Greene's entire life deserves remembrance. He was a brave soldier, a caring minister, and a brilliant economist (although his theories are to this day not followed).
Kady Brownell You may have had this question/comment before, but I just read the bio for Kady Brownell and it states her father was Col. George Southwell. This designation is also sited on the North Burial Ground website where Kady is buried with her husband by — C. Morgan Grefe Ph.D, Executive Director, Rhode Island Historical Society.
i am wondering if there are any restrictions that you know of on the foto of frank vanderlip which you reproduce from leslie's weekly in 1898. i would like to use this photo in a book to be published this fall.
Hi cousin I know very little of my family history on both sides of my tree so it is of great honor to introduce myself as a cousin. I am William Henry Dodd's daughter Lisa DeAnnna Dodd. I just began this quest to discover who I am and where I came from a few days ago after conversations with my father. All of my grandparents passed before I could get to know who they were on both sides of my tree so it has always been a lingering question. Any information that you can give to me will be a cherished gift. Please feel free to call me at 901 598 4669. Thank you.
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