Obituary of Wendell Mead Rains

I recently learned of the passing of Wendell Mead Rains. I did not know Wendell, but we are related. I'll explain the family connection in the notes following the obituary. My condolences to Wendell's family. Wendell Mead Rains Wendell Mead Rains, age 81 of Marshall, Arkansas passed from this life on Friday, December 31st, 2021…

Registration Oaths, Cleburne County, 1875

Once back in the Union, Alabama drafted a new constitution that would undo many of the elements required for its reinstatement. Alabama's citizens would vote on it in 1875.

Broken Unions Errata II

I was digging around at Fold3 today and discovered a beautiful hand-drawn map of the Second Battle of Bull Run, also known as the Second Battle of Manassas to the rebel forces. My 3x great uncle John Henry Scott was wounded at this battle on the last day of fighting. I decided to add the…