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47thPennVols

Joined 7 October 2015
 
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"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...."

— Robert F. Kennedy, in Day of Affirmation Speech (University of Capetown, 1966)

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.

This editor is a
Veteran Editor III
and is entitled to display this
Silver Editor Star
.



Editorial impactEdit

This Wikipedian has helped to improve more than 10,000 Wikipedia pages, and is a member of the following WikiProjects:

  • Biography
  • History and Military History
  • Religion
  • United States
  • Women's History and Women in Red


 This user has access to Fold3 through The Wikipedia Library



Awards and thanksEdit

A beer for you!Edit

  I think that you have earned this after slogging through Rehabilitation and reintegration of child soldiers. Thanks. Gog the Mild (talk) 16:03, 22 April 2018 (UTC)

April 2018 MILHIST Backlog DriveEdit

  The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
On behalf of the Milhist coordinators, you are hereby awarded this barnstar for your efforts during the April 2018 MILHIST Backlog Drive. Thank you for your contributions. AustralianRupert (talk) 09:18, 4 May 2018 (UTC)

April 2018 Military History Writers' ContestEdit

  The WikiChevrons
On behalf of the Milhist coordinators, I hereby award you the WikiChevrons, for placing first in the April 2018 Military History Article Writing Contest with a total of 75 points from 14 articles. Well done and congratulations, AustralianRupert (talk) 11:06, 4 May 2018 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Women's History Barnstar
For your ongoing contributions in this area, particularly for their quality and the research behind them. Thank you.

Ira Leviton (talk) 12:15, 10 June 2018 (UTC)

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 2018 Military History Article Writing Contest with 124 points from 22 articles. Congratulations, Kges1901 (talk) 09:46, 1 October 2018 (UTC)

2018 Year in Review: AddendumEdit

  The WikiChevrons
For your work on William Henry Egle you are hereby awarded the WikiChevrons. Congrats! TomStar81 (Talk) 19:43, 4 January 2019 (UTC)
  The Epic Barnstar
For your work on William Henry Egle you are hereby awarded The Epic Barnstar. Congrats! TomStar81 (Talk) 19:43, 4 January 2019 (UTC)
  The Biography Barnstar
For your work on William Henry Egle you are hereby awarded The Biography Barnstar. Congrats! TomStar81 (Talk) 19:43, 4 January 2019 (UTC)
  The American Civil War Barnstar
For your work on William Henry Egle you are hereby awarded the American Civil War Barnstar. Congrats! TomStar81 (Talk) 19:43, 4 January 2019 (UTC)

ContributionsEdit

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:

  • Charles Evans Cemetery: Historic cemetery in Reading, Pennsylvania, created 2018-08-24
  • 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
  • Reading Artillerists, 2017-05-15
  • John Moynihan Tettemer: Created 2018-04-02
  • Mary Ann Tripp: First American woman to circumnavigate the earth and visit China, created 2018-05-03
  • Evelyn Tucker: Female member of "The Monuments Men," created 2018-04-06
  • Denise Vernay: Declared by the French government to be a Commandeur de la Légion d'honneur for her work as a French Resistance fighter during World War II, created 2018-04-21