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Not Quite the MOC

I found this brief article about Emmett while doing a periodic database check last week: It is another piece related to the dedication of the Florida window, in the Old Blandford Church in Petersburg, Virginia. (More details about Emmett and the Florida window can be found here.) What’s interesting is […]

The Pensacola (Fla.) Memorial Association

In the continuing saga of rechecking all sources that have some connection to Emmett Wilson, I found this interesting article about the dedication of the Florida window in Blandford Church, Petersburg, Virginia. (I blogged about this road trip, here.) The article contains interesting history about the association, as well as […]

Patchwork, Progress, Petersburg!

It has been a crazy, patchwork kind of existence in Emmett Wilson Land over the past two weeks — a lot of writing, a lot of teaching, a lot of deadlines. My writing life has felt cobbled together, much like Dr. Frankenstein’s creature: It works, but it looks (and feels) […]

Julia Anderson Maxwell

Readers, early on in the Emmett Wilson research, I found this article from The Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch: Julia Maxwell, Emmett’s first cousin, was the only daughter of Emilie Cussen and Walker Anderson Maxwell, who were married in 1902, in Richmond, Virginia. Julia, named for Walker’s mother, Julia Anderson Hawkes Maxwell, was born […]

Requiem

I found this the other day at Shorpy.com. I thought it fitting, what with this being Memorial Day weekend. As I watched this, I realized that Emmett’s father fought at Petersburg. He may have known some of the soldiers in this presentation. Regardless of what side these men fought for, […]