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The Damn Yankee

Newsletter of the 41st Ohio Volunteer Infantry

November, 2000 Issue

New Editor!

Your humble servant, Mr. Daniel McClory, has volunteered to take over the newsletter service. This first shortened version is meant as a way to get out the word on upcoming winter meetings. However, future versions will return to their previous form, with contributions from the membership welcomed. If you'd like to contribute, please forward your documents via either US Mail or e-mail to these addresses:

Daniel McClory

468 Wolcott Ave.

Kent, Ohio 44240

Whenever humanly possible, the newsletters will be mailed out by the 10th of every month. If you'd prefer to receive your newsletter by e-mail (and save the unit a little postage in the process) drop me a note at the e-mail address above.

Meeting/Drill Schedule

As always, the 41st believes that a good soldier is a footsore soldier, so our standard meetings/drills will be held throughout the colder months. All meetings will be held at the Brecksville, Ohio Oakes Rd. facility. Our proposed schedule is as follows:

Sunday, November 19, 2 PM

Sunday, January 21, 2 PM

Sunday, February 18, 2 PM

Sunday, March 11, 2 PM

The Oakes Rd. Facility is located at:

4450 Oakes Road

Brecksville, Ohio 44141

Get out the vote!

No, I'm not talking about that pesky national election (that's probably over by the time you get this anyway). What I'm talking about is next year's event schedule. We need to get cracking on event suggestions as soon as possible, so that we'll have a goodly selection for the January/February election process. Some very interesting events are already proposed for early in 2001, so if we don't get busy submitting them, we may miss the registration deadlines. Submit your suggestions to any company officer or bring them along to a meeting. Please try to include the date, location, and if possible, who to contact about the event. A little description to sell the event to the other members wouldn't hurt either.

Also in the voting arena, we'll be shortly holding elections for president and secretary/treasurer. If you are willing to serve, please step up and let the membership know when the floor opens for nomination. Any active member can serve in these posts. Current officers are Joe McMahan and Trudy Nelson, and while we can probably convince them both to run again, it doesn't hurt to have some options in case they try to escape.

This month in 1863

On November 27, 1863, Confederate General John Hunt Morgan and several of his officers escape from the Ohio State Penitentiary in Columbus. Morgan broke out of his cell block after digging through two feet of masonry with table knives. He later sat next to a Union major on a train that passed the Ohio penitentiary that had once confined him. "That's where the rebel General Morgan is now imprisoned," said the major. "Indeed," replied the disguised Morgan, "I hope they'll always keep him as safely as they have him now." He and his men reached Rebel lines and returned to the fight. Morgan was killed in Tennessee in September of 1864.