Browsing All posts tagged under »Daniel Blakely«

Presents! I love presents.

March 20, 2010


Life is full of delightful twists and turns.  This little photo album arrived in my mailbox in a plump package of stories and genealogical research, all the way from Oklahoma. When I held it in my hands, I felt as if I were touching Civil War veteran Daniel Blakely’s coatsleeve.  The album belonged to his […]

Wanted: vexillologist

September 27, 2009


The Cowboy, unclear on the concept and fresh from a scolding, felt that he was pretty good at vexing and volunteered for the job. However, a vexillologist, I have learned, is a flag expert, and that’s what I need. I have turned from puzzling over George Martin to puzzling over the design and provenance of […]

Finding George Martin

September 24, 2009


Last night I found George Martin, the Civil War soldier for whom Post 227 G.A.R. in Eastport was named, and whose name is stenciled on our Mystery Flag.  Here’s what I’ve pieced together so far.  [August 5, 2012: I’ve learned a thing or two in the last three years and am adding some updates.] The farm […]