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Leon Edmund Basile (#46949851)
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Bio Photo 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 THESE WERE LATER POSTED BY THE PERSONS WHO ORIGINALLY MADE THE MEMORIALS, OR WERE POSTED BY SOMEONE ELSE, BUT THE PERSONS WHO MADE THE MEMORIALS LOCATED THE OTHER USER'S PORTRAIT ON THE FRONT PAGE, AND MOVED MINE BELOW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.

Publications

Books

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.

Memberships
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.

Additional information
As an historian, has concentrated mainly in the social history of the antebellum and Civil War periods.
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John Ival Blair
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).
Added by John Ival Blair on Apr 11, 2015 6:51 PM
John Ival Blair
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).
Added by John Ival Blair on Apr 11, 2015 6:51 PM
Jim Wile
RE: Profile Pictures
Thanks so much. I read a little frustration in your bio but you can be assured that your work is appreciated!
Jim
Added by Jim Wile on Apr 09, 2015 4:13 PM
Jim Wile
Profile Pictures
I'm impressed with your pictures.
May I copy your picture of Benjamin Franklin Eshleman to my Genealogical tree?
Thanks for your consideration. Jim
Added by Jim Wile on Apr 09, 2015 2:08 PM
Elizabeth
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.
Added by Elizabeth on Mar 16, 2015 8:28 AM
ROGER LOWENSTEIN
photo of frank vanderlip
dear sir

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.

thank you very much

roger lowenstein
elrogl@hotmail.com
Added by ROGER LOWENSTEIN on Jan 12, 2015 12:23 PM
Lisa Dodd
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.
Added by Lisa Dodd on Dec 14, 2014 8:23 AM
sticksandstones
Mary Barnett Poppenheim
Hello Leon,

Just curious, if it's not too much trouble, which book did you find the photo of Mary Barnett Poppenheim in?

Have you ever read 'Southern Women at Vassar:
The Poppenheim Family Letters, 18821916?

Interesting anecdotes.

sticksandstones

PS: I appreciate all the hard work you've done on portraiture. Many people don't seem to understand photo order significance.
Added by sticksandstones on Dec 05, 2014 6:54 PM
Karl Stelly
RE: Col. James B. Walton
Thanks, Leon, sounds good!

Karl
Added by Karl Stelly on Nov 28, 2014 8:09 PM
Karl Stelly
RE: Col. James B. Walton
Hi Leon,

Thanks for the notice. Looks like a good bio. I may just delete my entry if you'd like to add your nice photo to the new one. Sounds good to me.

Best Regards,
Karl
Added by Karl Stelly on Nov 28, 2014 6:45 PM
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