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    1. Allison
    2. Pat Creel
    3. COPIED The message is ready to be sent with the following file or link attachments: Shortcut to: Copiah-Pike County Ms Archives Military Records..... Allison, Adam Lafayette May 13, 1862 Civilwar - Enlistment 1st Regiment Mississippi Artillery ************************************************ File contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by: Karima Allison July 4, 2006, 2:09 pm Transcriptin Of Civil War Records 1862 to 1865 CIVIL WAR RECORD for Adam Lafayette Allison 13 May 1862 (enlisted) 3 April 1862 (mustered in) Enlisted at Jackson, MS as a private in Pettis Light Artillery known as: Company A, Wither's Regimental Light Artillery, Mississippi Volunteers, Confederate Army (also know as the 1st Regiment Mississippi Artillery. For 3 years or the end of the war, by Col. Withers From Historic Roll: Age when enlisted: 31 Nativity: North Carolina Occupation: Printer Address when enlisted: Hazelhurst, MS, Copiah Co. Married Height 5' 7 1/4"; fair complexion; hair dark; eyes hazel. Remarks: Bakers Creek, Siege at Vicksburg. Transferred to Bradfords Battery. Special orders No. 143 from headquarters of Lt. Gen. Taylor _____ 22 to 30 June 1862 -- Present July & August 1862 -- Present Last paid to June 30, 1862 by Capt. Hickle September & October 1862 -- Present Last paid to August 31, 1862 by Capt. Hickle November & December 1862 -- Present Last paid to October 31, 1862 by Capt. Hickle January & February 1863 -- Present Last paid to October 31, 1862 by Capt. Hickle 25 June 1863 -- Injuries sustained at Vicksburg: slight wounds in arm and knee 4 July 1863 -- Captured at Vicksburg, Mississippi 7 July 1863 -- Roll of Prisoners of War "Paroled at Vicksburg, Miss., according to the terms of capitulation entered into by the commanding Generals of the United States and Confederate Forces: July 4, 1863" VICKSBURG, MISSISSIPPI, JULY 7th, A.D. 1863 To All Whom It May Concern, Know Ye That: I Adam L. Allison a Private of Co. A. 1st Reg't Light Artillery Mississippi Vol., C.S.A., being a Prisoner of War, in the hands of the United States Forces, in virtue of the capitulation of the City of Vicksburg and its Garrison, by Lieut. Gen. John C. Pemberton, C. S. A., Commanding on the 4th day of July, 1863, do in pursuance of the terms of said capitulation, give this my solemn parole under oath: That I will not take up arms again against the United States, nor serve in any military, police. or constabulary force in any Fort, Garrison or field work, held by the Confederate States of America, against the United States of America, nor a guard of prisons, depots or stores, not discharge any duties usually performed by officers or soldiers, against the United States of America until duly exchanged by the proper authorities. Adam L. Allison {signature} Sworn to and subscribed before me at Vicksburg, Miss., the 7th day of July, 1863. J. M. Davis, Lt. Col. 23rd Reg't Ind. Vols., And Paroling Officer 1 May to 31 October 1863 -- Present Last paid to August 31, 186_ by Capt. Hickle Remarks: Reported Oct. 10 6 November 1863 -- Parole Camp 20 December 1863 -- Name appeared on a list of paroled officers and men, of Vicksburg and Port Hudson, declared exchanged. November & December 1863 -- Present or Absent - not stated Remarks: Absent from 23 August to 1 Nov. without leave. 9 April 1865 -- Listed as Company "F" Captured at Blakely, Alabama 1 May 1865 (?) -- Listed as Company "F" (not dated) Roll of Prisoners of War Transferred from SHIP ISLAND, Miss to Vicksburg, Miss., May 1 1865** Duplicate roll (which is incomplete) bears the following endorsement: "Headquarters Exchange of Prisoners, Camp Townsend, ___ 5th, 1865. Received the prisoners, on parole, described in this roll." 1865 -- Was a member, but absent from, command when it surrendered near Jackson, MS. Reason: was in temporary service for two months in the ___ of ____Regiment. Additional Comments: After the War, Adam and his wife Mary Francis (nee HATCH) settled in Summit, Pike Co., Miss. File at:

    07/04/2006 10:10:49
    1. john f. brimberry
    2. Pat Creel
    3. A result of your requested PML search for Ship Island in today's Rootsweb message boards. Source: Subject: john f. brimberry This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Classification: Query Message Board URL: Message Board Post: Looking for info on my gggrandfather john frank brimberry. He was married to mildred robertson. having trouble finding anything out about him. according to his daughters death certificate, he was from georgia. served in co. c miles la legion in civilwar, paroled at port hudson, recaptured later and then sent to ship island. any help would be appreciated. randy ritchie

    06/20/2006 04:13:11
    1. from
    2. Pat Creel
    3. copied The message is ready to be sent with the following file or link attachments: Shortcut to: 1 Confused about the new registration?: 2006-06-13 The new registration is stage one of a process to integrate all of the programs you use at RootsWeb into one account. Although the My Account page lists all of the services you subscribe to, we have not yet fully integrated each service. For example, if you have one or more WorldConnect user codes, the 'edit' link in My Account will allow you to access the user edit page of each GEDCOM file you have included in WorldConnect. Mailing lists integration, however, has not been completed so although you can unsubscribe to a mailing list through My Account, you cannot yet change your email address for that mailing list through this new tool. When the new message boards are launched, logging in to RootsWeb will automatically log you into message boards. The old (current) message boards will not be included in My Account. We apologize for the confusion. 4 New! RootsWeb Registration!: 2006-06-13 Now you can login to RootsWeb and have all your accounts linked into one account. If you have any questions, please read the FAQs at: and if that doesn't answer your question, contact the HelpDesk. Please note that the old message boards are not connected to this registration process but the new ones will be. 5 Newsletters, RootsWeb Review: 2006-05-25 AOL users who are not receiving their RootsWeb Review may have to resubscribe. Go to the newsletter center to do this.

    06/17/2006 07:04:36
    1. Veterans History Project
    2. pat creel
    3. copied Veterans History Project Shortcut to: All South Mississippi veterans are invited to share their stories as part of a unique large-scale history project. These first-hand accounts will be heard and seen each week across the Coast through a program called the Veterans History Project . The program will air on WLOX news in partnership with Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College . Sponsors include ChevronTexaco Pascagoula Refinery and Keesler Federal Credit Union. This amazing oral history project, which began airing in April 2004, features a local veteran each week on WLOX, and it is scheduled to run for two years (April 2006). The project is being conducted under the guidelines of the national Veterans History Project, and all materials will be submitted to the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress for posterity. The Veterans History Project officially launched on March 9, 2004 on the college’s Jefferson Davis Campus. More than 150 guests, including veterans, took part in an informative breakfast to find out more about this massive, local effort to record and preserve their stories. Within 24 hours of announcing the project, 30 veterans called to learn more or schedule an interview. Gulf Coast was contacted by WLOX as a principal partner in the project in December 2003. Three of the college’s history instructors are conducting the interviews with veterans. Dr. Willis Lott, MGCCC president, says it’s a privilege for the college to be a part of the project. “These powerful, personal testimonies are vanishing voices. Many of our veterans have not even shared their experiences with family members. The news broadcast component of the project is giving our generation, and generations to come, a vivid and compelling account of war-time experiences,” Lott said. The benefits of the project will last far longer than an evening newscast, said Dave Vincent, WLOX’s news director/station manager. These stories will also be used in area classrooms as a way for students to experience our nation’s past. “I don't think we could be involved in a more important project than the Veterans History Project. The Coast is home to thousands of veterans who have rich stories about the contributions they made to our society. It is exciting to be involved with other wonderful sponsors who will allow us to save these stories for future generations, ” Vincent said. This project comes at a critical time for U.S. veterans. There are 19 million war veterans living in the United States today, but every day more than 1,500 are lost along with their memories and living histories. Steve Renfroe, ChevronTexaco Public and Government affairs manager for Mississippi, believes these brave soldiers represent chapters in the story of our country’s past, present and future. "It's a tremendous honor for Chevron to be a part of this historically significant project, one that will recognize and preserve the unselfish service of our military veterans from the Gulf Coast, many of whom are employees and annuitants of our Pascagoula Refinery ," Renfroe said. The national Veterans History Project was created by the United States Congress in 2000 with the mission to preserve memories, accounts and documents from war veterans (men and women, military and civilian) who served in World War I, World War II, or the Korean, Vietnam or Persian Gulf wars. John Goff, senior vice president for Keesler Federal Credit Union , says, “Our credit union was started by a group of South Mississippians who understood that being an American was as much a privilege as a responsibility. We’re proud to sponsor the Veterans History Project.” Veterans interested in taking part in the history project should call (228) 897-3990 for more details. If the line is busy, please call back again or leave a message. You may also e-mail for details.

    04/26/2006 09:08:42
    1. part of - RootsWeb Review: RootsWeb's Weekly E-zine fyi
    2. pat creel
    3. RootsWeb Review: RootsWeb's Weekly E-zine 26 April 2006, Vol. 9, No. 17 (c) 1998-2006, Inc. copied * * * BOOK NOTES: North Carolina Olde Mecklenburg Genealogical Society, Charlotte, North Carolina, announces publication of two new books. "Real Estate and Legal Notices from Charlotte, North Carolina Newspapers, 1848-1862," compiled by Glenn M. Cook and edited by Ellen Poteet, is a second volume of real estate and legal notices from the Charlotte Journal and the North Carolina Whig. These notices give precise locations of land for sale, reasons for many sales, lists of personal property, names of many estate heirs for Mecklenburg and surrounding counties. Includes a color map of roads and waterways; 224 pages, indexed, $22.50 (postpaid) before 15 May. "Dr. J. B. Alexander's Medical Ledger and Account Book, 1855-1871," transcribed by Ellen V. Poteet. Dr. Alexander's handwritten patient accounts give names and dates as well as medications with their costs. His household accounts list materials and costs for building his house and dates his horses and mules were foaled. Indexed; 134 pages; $13.50 (postpaid) before 15 May. Click on publications box at the society's website: * * * SOME SITES WORTH SEEING: MEDIEVAL GENEALOGY UPDATES U.K. VICTORIA COUNTY HISTORIES AND MORE CLUES IN U.S. CENSUS RECORDS, 1850-1930. U.S. STATE NAMES AND MEANINGS SOME U.S. NATURALIZATION INDEXES AND RECORDS ONLINE USING ROOTSWEB: Understanding the SSDI RootsWeb hosts a full-featured version of the Social Security Death Index (SSDI) ( Information in this searchable database comes from the Social Security Administration's Death Master File and is updated on a monthly basis when SSA forwards the previous month's updates of additions and corrections to RootsWeb. There is a lag period between the death of the individual and the time his name appears on the SSDI monthly update. Q: Who benefits from the use of the SSDI in genealogical research? A: Primarily it aids those researching ancestors or other family members who have died recently enough to be included in the Social Security system. It is an excellent starting point for new researchers working their way back from the current generation. It also is invaluable to experienced genealogists in helping to locate collateral lines. For instance, you may know that Uncle Sam's wife, Grace, died in 1995 and had worked for the local telephone company and was probably covered under Social Security. You want to learn her maiden name to add it to your family tree. Locating Grace in the SSDI and sending for the SS-5 record (from her original application for a Social Security card) will provide the information. Q: What time period do these records encompass? A: The Social Security data was first digitized in the early 1960s, beginning in 1962 and only a few deaths prior to this time are included in the online database. So don't expect to find Uncle Alfred in the SSDI if he died in 1942 or 1959 (for example). Q: Who is included? A: In the early days of Social Security (its inception was in 1937) not all workers were included in the system. Self-employed individuals, state, local, and federal government employees, teachers, and many other workers had their own retirement systems or worked in uncovered jobs and were not included in Social Security until much later. Railroad workers were covered by the Railroad Retirement Board and were issued 700 series Social Security numbers. Even today, not everyone is included in the SSDI -- only those whose deaths are reported to the Social Security Administration. The deceased individual didn't have to be receiving monthly benefit checks to be listed. Generally, the funeral director notifies SSA but, on occasion notification comes by means of a returned benefit check marked "deceased" or from another government agency, or perhaps a foreign office, if the individual died abroad. Q: What information can be learned from the SSDI? A: You can learn the date of birth and date of death as well and possibly the following locations: --State of issuance (the location of the Social Security office where a person obtained his card if prior to 1972 or the location of his ZIP code of record, if applied for more recently); --Residence at time of death (that's the address of record, but not necessarily where a person lived or died); --Death benefit (where a lump sum death benefit -- the burial allowance -- was sent). Keep in mind that ZIP codes given are those that existed at the time of the reported death and are not necessarily correct or the same as today's. ZIP codes have changed through the years. Do not assume that the state in which the number was issued was the state of birth or even the state of residency at the time. Don't assume your ancestor never lived in or applied for his Social Security card in a particular state. Q: What does the "Last Residence" column indicate when it is not a ZIP code? A: Those are internal codes used by Social Security to indicate how they were notified of the death and are irrelevant in your genealogical research. The actual place of death is not shown in the SSDI. Some records show where the "last benefit" was sent, but that is not necessarily the place of death or even the deceased's address of record either. Many elderly or incapacitated individuals have a representative payee who handles their benefit checks and many retirees have more than one residence -- a winter home in Florida, for example. Q: Doesn't the publication of Social Security numbers for deceased individuals expose them or their survivors to identity theft? A: No, in actuality, the exact opposite is true. Publication of the Social Security numbers for deceased individuals allows credit- issuers to check the listings and prevents these numbers from being used in identity theft. Once a person dies, his Social Security number can no longer be used as a means of identification. Q: What should I do if I find incorrect information listed in the SSDI? A: RootsWeb merely publishes (and makes searchable) a database that is created and maintained by the Social Security Administration. This means that in order to correct the database, the error must be reported to SSA, not RootsWeb. Where there are actual errors in the database SSA will make corrections. In the meantime, if you wish to make note of an error or add additional information to an entry in the RootsWeb SSDI database; while you are viewing the record, click on Add Post-em and attach a note to the entry. Adding a Post-em Note will not correct the original record but will allow other interested researchers to view the correction you have added. For more details on the SSDI and how to get the most out of it see RootsWeb's Guide to Tracing Family Trees, "Exploring the SSDI and Railroad Retirement Board Records" at:

    04/26/2006 06:39:48
    1. Re: MS-HARRISON-SHIP-ISLAND-D Digest V06 #6
    2. Barbara or Charles Reid
    3. I searched this site for my father's name He was definitely in the Navy in WWI , but his name was not on the list. What's up? >Vets-registry > >Do a surname search.

    04/26/2006 02:04:46
    1. Vets-registry
    2. pat creel
    3. Vets-registry Do a surname search.

    04/24/2006 05:20:21
    1. Fort Massachusetts on Ship Island
    2. pat creel
    3. Fort Massachusetts on Ship Island

    02/27/2006 01:03:59
    1. fyi
    2. pat creel
    3. copied 1. AOL not taking RootsWeb mail: 2006-01-25 Update: Wednesday 25th 0800 MST Contact has been confirmed with AOL and the response provided to us is that work is assigned to a person at AOL to address. We thank the team at AOL for taking the time to confirm this information. We ask that AOL users please do not direct further queries to AOL about whether this will be resolved. Previous message AOL is blocking RootsWeb email Since RootsWeb relocated its servers, AOL has stopped receiving RootsWeb email. RootsWeb applied for fresh whitelist'ing of its mail servers overnight Thursday and is awaiting for AOL to undertake the whitelist action. AOL mail is still getting through to RootsWeb unimpeded. For AOL users wishing to keep up with the email to the mailing lists, please check the threaded list archives ARCHIVER. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2 Search Engines: 2006-01-23 We have a server down that houses 2 search engines, Seeker and Search Thingy. We apologize for the inconvenience. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 4 RootsWeb servers being relocated: 2006-01-25 Update: Friday 20th 0500 MST We are seeing some mail bound to the ISPs AOL/WMCONNECT/COMPUSERVE/NETSCAPE and SHAW being held up on RootsWeb servers pending delivery. We have applied to AOL to update our whitelist details, and proceeding to do the same with SHAW. If problems are noticed, then please use the form [link below for Error Reports (Technical)] to report these issues to the HelpDesk for our action. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 5 RootsWeb Survey: 2006-01-10 A random survey of selected RootsWeb users is being conducted. The return address on the email invitation will be and is the web site. Your cooperation is appreciated. Thank you.

    01/25/2006 06:28:39
    1. captured & held at Ship Island
    2. pat creel
    3. copied ----- Original Message ----- From: "JRA" <> Sent: Monday, January 16, 2006 4:44 PM Subject: PML Search Result matching "Ship Island" A result of your requested PML search. Source: Subject: re: AL-CIVIL-WAR-D Digest V06 #4 No lines don't seem to fork too much in the South, & with my lines I think I am somehow related to most in 'Bama. While doing research on my Lane lines from Virginia to North Carolina to South Carolina to Georgia & Alabama I found that Dad's parents were distant cousins through Benjamin Lane's sons. As well in my Williams line (John & Mary KEELING Williams) Davis Williams married Abygail/Abigail Nicholson of South Carolina, her sister Rhoda Nicholson married Thomas Lane who is the brother of my Fifth Great Grandfather James Lane who moved to Oaky Streak. It really can be a small genealogy world. Thank you for the information on finding Thomas' record. One of his sons was killed in the War, & of course Grandpa William Clement made it through. He was captured & held at Ship Island which leads me to this. Looking for articles on Camp Douglas I found an article written by someone from the Sixth Alabama Calvary who was held at Ship Island. I have been trying to find who wrote it, but from what I can see the article does not mention the authors name (neither does the author who wrote it). If anyone would like it, I will gladly send it. It is in PDF format. Please contact me off-list :), thank you. Sincerely, Lena

    01/16/2006 10:07:02
    1. Sanford Crowell, Ship Island
    2. pat creel
    3. A result of your requested PML search {by] for "Ship Island' Source: Subject: Julia Stevens, daug of Elizabeth Pressey/Daniel Stevens Classification: Query Message Board URL: Message Board Post: Sanford Crowell is buried in Louisiana. He died during the civil war (9/1/1862) while stationed down there. He was on a post on an Island called Ship Island off Mississippi coast. I have a photo of his grave marker. It is difficult to see the writing but can see it. I found Elizabeth in the 1850 censes. She was 19 at the time with a est. birth date of 1931. She was living in Mercer, Somerset, Maine. States that she was born in Maine ----- Original Message ----- From: <>

    01/15/2006 07:29:14
    1. Mobile Genealogical Society meeting, Mobile County, Alabama - Jan 2006 Meeting
    2. pat creel
    3. From: "Shirley Robertson" <> Sent: Sunday, January 08, 2006 5:59 AM Subject: MGS Jan 2006 Meeting, Mobile County, Alabama Mobile Genealogical Society will have its first meeting of 2006 this Saturday. We meet at the Holy Family Catholic Church cafeteria, located at 1400 Joyce Road, Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama. If you need directions, call 251-414-1995 or e-mail at Date: Jan. 14, 2006 12:00 - Mini Work Shop: Followed by refreshments 1:00 - Short Business meeting 1:30 - Guest Speaker: Frankie Wood Subject: storytelling Frankie Wood retired from the Mobile County School System in l996. She was a teacher-principal for 35 years. Retirement did not suit her so she began to go to elementary classrooms to "tell stories". Now her "storytelling" has spread to children and adults in South Alabama and Mississippi. At the January 14, 2006 meeting of the Mobile Genealogical Society Mrs. Wood will present stories about colonial life in South Alabama. She will be dressed as a colonial lady. Everyone is welcome to our meetings. Come and bring someone with you. From: "Shirley Robertson" <>

    01/07/2006 11:56:20
    1. a few Ship Island Burials
    2. pat creel
    3. Print out for your records.

    12/28/2005 11:19:18
    1. Eben B. Whitney
    2. pat creel
    3. COPIED Do a word search for "Ship Island". ----- Original Message ----- From: < Subject: PML Search Result matching "Ship Island" A result of your requested PML search. Source: Subject: Eben B. Whitney WRG: Below you will find my extraction of the genealogical and historical information from the Civil War pension file of Eben B. Whitney. The problem is that I have no idea how he fits into the family. From the information, I can deduce that he was born in Bowdoin, Maine, the son of Mary Whitney. Eben's father must have died not long after his birth, and Mary remarried to someone whose last name is Brimijion. With him she had two children: Caroline and Joseph. Eben can be found in the Wayne, Kennebec Co., Maine census of 1860 with his wife Helen (Nellie) and his half-brother Joseph (listed as Whitney instead of Brimijion). Also living in town are two other Whitney families headed by George C. and Calvin C. Whitney. I do not know if Eben is closely related to them. If at any time someone is able to help identify Eben B. Whitney, I would appreciate hearing from you. From the Civil War Pension File of Eben B. Whitney Co. B. 15th Maine Infantry Widow's Claim Application #774192, Certificate #562237 National Archives, Washington, D.C Eben enlisted at Augusta, Maine 14 December 1861 for 3 years. He was born in Bowdoin, Maine, was 5 foot, nine inches tall, with blue eyes and brown hair. He was a carpenter and ship carpenter before enlistment. He served at Camp Parafieo, 9 miles above New Orleans, and contraced chronic diarrhea, fever and ague on board the ship Great Republic, bound from Portland, Me to Ship Island in the spring of 1862. He suffered the diarrhea the rest of his life, and it was the disability for which he was granted a pension. He was discharged at Augusta, Maine 21 October 1863, age 29 years. After discharge, he lived 2 years in Deer Isle, 2-3 years in Lisbon, 8-9 years in Lewiston (1869-1880), until April of 1880, when he removed to Omaha, Nebraska. He first married Nellie Hill, who died at Oceanville, Deer Isle, Hancock Co., Maine in June of 1866 from effects of childbirth. They had one son, Elwood C. Whitney, b. 19 March 1861. Elwood came to Omaha in 1889 from Deer Isle. Eben married second on 14 May 1867, Adelia Anna Eaton. They were married in Lisbon, Maine by Isaac Lord, Minister of the Gospel. Eben and Adelia moved to Omaha, Nebraska in 1880, and lived at 4354 Charles Street. Eben worked in the shops of the Union Pacific Railroad in Omaha since 1880. Eben died 17 November 1902 in Omaha of chronic diarrhea. He was buried 19 November 1902 in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Omaha, NE. The only child under 16 years old who was living at the time of his death was daughter Dora. Adelia died 9 December 1931. The children of Eben B. and Adelia Whitney were: Hattie May, b. Sept 1868 Etta L., b. May 1871 Walter W., b. July 1873 Daniel O., b. Aug 1875 David H., b. Aug 1881 Pearly Charles, b. Oct 1886 Dora E., b. January 29, 1890 Adelia's brother is Charles W. Eaton of Belton, Cass Co., Missouri. Eben's 1/2 sister is Mrs. Caroline Jumper, 103 Wood St., Lewiston, Maine (1902). His sister-in-law is Mrs. Mary Brimijion of Stonington, Hancock Co., Maine., the wife of Joseph. Ken Whitney Silver Spring, MD

    11/05/2005 10:58:59
    1. lighthouse lens 1826
    2. pat creel
    3. The message is ready to be sent with the following file or link attachments: Shortcut to: read all the story on link. Krohn-David estimated the museum will lose 20 percent of the exhibited items, all donated by Coast businesses and organizations. Many of the larger boats, including a 100-year-old dory, were lost in the storm. A Fresnel lens from the Ship Island Lighthouse, made in 1826 and estimated to be worth $800,000, was uncovered in the rubble in 31 pieces, but Krohn-David was optimistic about the piece being reconstructed.

    10/30/2005 03:29:12
    1. The librarian says it could be two years before the downtown Biloxi library
    2. pat creel
    3. Source: Biloxi Library Cleaning Up Storm Mess copied 09/29/05 Biloxi Library Cleaning Up Storm Mess Hurricane Katrina's visit to the downtown Biloxi library has all the elements of a nightmare novel. But even though the storm made a mess of the library, that isn't the end of the story. Some determined people are intent on writing a happy ending. A walk through the library... is an obstacle course. "I can assure you that many of these things were not in the library before the storm," said librarian Jamie Ellis, as she stepped over storm driven debris. A storm surge stew of sea grass, water logged books and assorted who-knows-what-else now covers the floor. "I couldn't believe it. I thought to myself. We never thought that it would get this high. We just didn't think that it would happen," said Ellis. Katrina thought otherwise. Her true story left behind a smelly, unsightly, unpleasant mess. "There's a window out here and a window out over here. And basically the water came in. We don't see much wind damage in here. Things that were on the shelf above the water line are still there. So, it seems it was mostly a water event," Ellis explained. Dry and undisturbed above the water mark, a pre-storm newspaper warns Katrina is coming. "We had all the census micro film here. And lots of things. People just depended on all this," said librarian's assistant, Jane Shambra. She mourns a loss of local history. The hurricane claimed a portion of the history and genealogy section. "It's terrible. It's become a part of our life. All this history and genealogy stuff. And it's kind of like a part of us is just washed away," said Shambra. The storm destroyed 25 thousand of the library's 47 thousand books. Those th at can be salvaged will need special treatment. All the Biloxi books which can be saved will get a refrigerated truck ride to Chicago. That's where a company that specializes in document restoration will use some high tech methods to restore these volumes. The recovery process involves blast freezing the books and exposing them to gamma rays. Full recovery isn't a short story; it's more like a lengthy novel. But those who love the library are anxious to write the final chapter. "You just have to keep a positive outlook in times like these. Things have to get better. They must get better," said Jamie Ellis. The librarian says it could be two years before the downtown Biloxi library re-opens. By Steve Phillips

    10/14/2005 01:05:26
    1. before & after pictures of the damaged areas
    2. pat creel
    3. I received a new updated newsletter from There are before & after pictures of the damaged areas. All credit goes to: I thought you might want to see Hurricane Katerina images. regards, pat COPIED DigitalGlobe has announced plans for its WorldView I and WorldView II imaging systems, opening up vast mapping and planning opportunities for emergency response, oil and gas, national security, local government, real estate and other markets. Please see the news below. You can also locate this news release in the online DigitalGlobe press room, where it will be archived: DigitalGlobe Unveils Plans for WorldView I and WorldView II Imaging Systems LONGMONT, Colo., Oct. 4, 2005 - DigitalGlobe® announced details of the company’s next generation of imaging systems, WorldView I and WorldView II. DigitalGlobe has been building both imaging systems concurrently. WorldView I, combined with QuickBird, will enable DigitalGlobe to have the two highest resolution commercial imaging satellites on-orbit for at least a year before any comparable system is launched. By 2008, DigitalGlobe’s constellation of high-resolution satellites will be unprecedented in the commercial satellite imaging industry, enabling commercial and government customers around the globe to access a broad selection of geospatial information products from a single source. WorldView I, scheduled to launch no later than 2006, will be the most agile satellite ever flown commercially. The high-capacity, panchromatic imaging system features half-meter resolution imagery. With an average revisit time of 1.7 days and a swath width of 16 kilometers, WorldView I will be capable of collecting up to 500,000 square kilometers (200,000 sq. mi.) per day of half-meter imagery. WorldView I will also be capable of directly downlinking imagery to customer locations. The satellite will be equipped with state-of-the-art geo-location accuracy capability and will exhibit stunning agility with rapid targeting and efficient in-track stereo collection. WorldView II is planned to launch no later than 2008. Operating at an altitude of 770 kilometers, WorldView II will enable DigitalGlobe to offer half-meter panchromatic resolution and 1.8- meter multispectral resolution. The WorldView II system will allow DigitalGlobe to substantially expand its imagery product offerings to both commercial and international customers with a more commercially desirable, higher performance product. Added spectral diversity will provide the ability to perform precise change detection and mapping. WorldView II will incorporate the industry standard four multispectral bands (red, blue, green and near-infrared) and will also include four new bands (coastal, yellow, red edge, and near-infrared 2). The highly agile WorldView II will be capable of directly downlinking imagery to customer locations and will also have direct tasking capabilities. “The addition of the WorldView satellite constellation will further establish DigitalGlobe as the satellite imagery leader, giving us a broad-reaching market position,” said Herb Satterlee, chairman and CEO of DigitalGlobe. “DigitalGlobe’s comprehensive imaging constellation, combining QuickBird and the WorldView satellites, will be capable of collecting more than 10 times the amount imagery at unprecedented accuracies of any current commercial imaging system. This will add an unrivaled level of products and services for our customers worldwide,” he added. About DigitalGlobe Longmont, Colo.-based DigitalGlobe ( ) is the clear leader in the global commercial Earth imagery and geospatial information market. The company’s technical superiority and innovation, unparalleled commitment to customer service, extensive business partner network and open systems philosophy make DigitalGlobe the preferred supplier of imagery products. DigitalGlobe’s QuickBird satellite is the world’s highest resolution commercial imaging satellite, and the company will launch its next-generation WorldView I and WorldView II satellites no later than 2006 and 2008, respectively. The company’s updated and growing ImageLibrary contains over one hundred million square kilometers of global imagery for countless mapping and planning needs. DigitalGlobe is a registered trademark of DigitalGlobe. -- No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked by AVG Anti-Virus. Version: 7.0.344 / Virus Database: 267.11.9/116 - Release Date: 9/30/2005

    10/04/2005 01:30:20
    1. Re: [Ship Island] Re: MS veterans new email list
    2. Hi Joyce: Yes, this would be especially for Confederate war veterans and I wouldn't mind any names pertaining to the Union side either, as long as it pertains to the civil war. Thank You, Theresa S.

    10/04/2005 11:51:04
    1. Re: MS veterans new email list
    2. will this list be for Confederate MS veterans? Or from any war? Joyce in Louisiana

    10/04/2005 07:01:43
    1. re war
    2. pat creel
    3. will this list be for Confederate MS veterans? yes

    10/04/2005 06:36:20