Saturday, July 28, 2018

This is Why I haven't Graded Exams Yet* Data Pool Analysis Step #1


Overview of assignment: Analyze a data pool of primary sources in US History and narrate your findings.

Step #1: Go through the data pool, take it apart until it makes sense to you.

For example, if I asked you to go through a closet, you might sort everything by size, by color, by use, or by another way I can’t even imagine.  

This takes effort and intention and curiosity; if you aren’t excited by or at engaged in finding out what could be hiding in your data, I give you permission to (quickly)   find a different data pool.  

I spent about 10 hours this weekend taking notes on the 165 image data pool I’m going through.  The following screenshots should give you an impression of where I am in my research.  

I was genuinely surprised by things I didn’t find in the records, and I am continuing my research even as you read this.

(to be continued) 

































Saturday, July 21, 2018

Claim Your Ancestor #60: Joshua Caraway -- boy soldier in the Florida War



OK, I'm researching new things for new students, and I came across Confederate Soldier Joshua Caraway who -- according to Ancestry -- saw quite a bit of combat during the Civil War.  

This is pasted directly from his page in Ancestry: 

Fought on 17 Sep 1862 at St John's Bluff, FL.Fought on 1 Feb 1863.
Fought on 10 Mar 1863.
Fought on 27 Mar 1863 at St John's River, FL.
Fought on 28 Mar 1863 at St John's River, FL.
Fought on 20 Aug 1863.
Fought on 7 Feb 1864 at Jacksonville, FL.
Fought on 2 Jun 1864 at Cold Harbor, VA.
Fought on 3 Jun 1864 at Cold Harbor, VA.
Fought on 4 Jun 1864 at Cold Harbor, VA.
Fought on 5 Jun 1864 at Cold Harbor, VA.
Fought on 6 Jun 1864.
Fought on 10 Jun 1864 at Petersburg, VA.
Fought on 13 Jun 1864 at Petersburg, VA.
Fought on 14 Jun 1864 at Petersburg, VA.
Fought on 18 Jun 1864 at Petersburg, VA.
Fought on 22 Jun 1864 at Petersburg, VA.
Fought on 25 Jun 1864 at Petersburg, VA.
Fought on 29 Jun 1864 at Reams' Station, VA.
Fought on 1 Jul 1864 at Petersburg, VA.
Fought on 3 Jul 1864 at Petersburg, VA.
Fought on 10 Jul 1864 at Petersburg, VA.
Fought on 28 Jul 1864 at Petersburg, VA.
Fought on 30 Jul 1864 at Petersburg, VA.
Fought on 4 Aug 1864 at Petersburg, VA.
Fought on 6 Aug 1864 at Petersburg, VA.
Fought on 8 Aug 1864 at Petersburg, VA.
Fought on 15 Aug 1864 at Petersburg, VA.
Fought on 21 Aug 1864 at Weldon Railroad, VA.
Fought on 21 Aug 1864 at Reams' Station, VA.
Fought on 22 Aug 1864 at Weldon Railroad, VA.
Fought on 23 Aug 1864 at Weldon Railroad, VA.
Fought on 24 Aug 1864 at Weldon Railroad, VA.
Fought on 6 Sep 1864.
Fought on 8 Sep 1864 at Petersburg, VA.
Fought on 10 Sep 1864 at Petersburg, VA.
Fought on 13 Sep 1864 at Petersburg, VA.
Fought on 15 Sep 1864 at Petersburg, VA.
Fought on 16 Sep 1864 at Petersburg, VA.
Fought on 18 Sep 1864.
Fought on 21 Sep 1864 at Petersburg, VA.
Fought on 28 Sep 1864 at Petersburg, VA.
Fought on 29 Sep 1864 at Petersburg, VA.
Fought on 30 Sep 1864.
Fought on 3 Oct 1864 at Turkey Ridge, VA.
Fought on 5 Oct 1864 at Petersburg, VA.
Fought on 15 Oct 1864 at Petersburg, VA.
Fought on 25 Oct 1864 at Petersburg, VA.
Fought on 1 Nov 1864 at Jacksonville, FL.
Fought on 1 Jan 1865 at Jacksonville, FL.
Fought on 27 Jan 1865 at Turnkets Point, FL.
Fought on 9 Feb 1865 at Petersburg, VA.
Fought on 9 Feb 1865.
Fought on 3 Apr 1865 at Richmond, VA.
Fought on 3 Apr 1865 at Howard's Grove Hospital, Richmond, VA.
Fought on 5 Apr 1865 at Farmville, VA.
Fought on 5 Apr 1865 at Amelia Court House, VA.
Fought on 6 Apr 1865 at High Bridge, VA.
Fought on 6 Apr 1865 at Sailor's Creek, VA.
Fought on 6 Apr 1865 at Harper's Farm, VA.
Fought on 6 Apr 1865 at Burkeville, VA.
Fought on 6 Apr 1865 at Farmville, VA.

And then I went back further and found this -- a young boy fighting the Florida War long before the state joined the union.   Did you know about this? I have to start researching other ancestors, but you should definitely look into this ;-)


AMH 2020 Exam #2 Study Guide