"It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a [person] stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current...."
47thPennVols is a published non-fiction author and humanities researcher-writer with a specific interest in U.S. and world history and, more specifically, in the history of the American Civil War and World War II.
A native Pennsylvanian, I am a direct descendant of a member of the 47th Pennsylvania Volunteers, and have been engaged for more than a decade in identifying and documenting the burial locations of the members of the regiment and their immediate families.
2018 Year in Review: September 2018 Military History Writers' ContestEdit
The Writer's Barnstar
On behalf of the Wikiproject Military History coordinators, I hereby award you the Writer's Barnstar for placing second in the September 2018Military History Article Writing Contest with 124 points from 22 articles. Congratulations, Kges1901 (talk) 09:46, 1 October 2018 (UTC)
Articles created or significantly edited and improved which have been awarded Good Article status:
William Henry Egle: State Librarian of Pennslvania (1887-1899) and author of numerous works about the history of the Great Keystone State, honored with Good Article status 2018-07-31
91st Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment: Volunteer infantry regiment from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania which fought for the Union in multiple key engagements of the American Civil War, including the battles of Fredericksburg (1862), Chancellorsville and Gettysburg (1863), Overland Campaign (1864), Siege of Petersburg (1864-1865), and Appomattox Campaign (1865), honored with Good Article status 2018-12-10
Multiple other articles created and/or edited for the wikiprojects mentioned above, including:
Yvonne Chollet: Awarded the Médaille militaire (France's third highest honor) for her work as a French Resistance fighter during World War II, created 2018-04-15
Alexander H. Mitchell: Awarded both the Kearny Cross for his distinguished service in the Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia during the American Civil War in May 1863 and his nation’s highest award for valor, the U.S. Medal of Honor, for his capture of a Confederate flag in hand-to-hand combat with the color-bearer of the 18th North Carolina Infantry during the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House on May 12, 1864, created 2018-09-24