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Niter and Mining Corps - Staunton, Va.

Postby 7thcav » Mar 3, 2010 9:07 pm

Hello: I am a historian interested in the Confederate States Niter and Mining Bureau, District 4 1/2, operating out of Staunton, Va. I know that Marion O. Smith is the "go to" guy for this type of thing. Marion ... if you are out there, please get in touch with me. May email is 7thcav@tds.net. Thanks
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Re: Niter and Mining Corps - Staunton, Va.

Postby Squirrel Girl » Mar 3, 2010 10:00 pm

I don't know that Marion reads Cavechat. I'll send him a message saying you want to contact him. No notion if he answers that type of query.

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Re: Niter and Mining Corps - Staunton, Va.

Postby Phil Winkler » Mar 4, 2010 8:02 am

Here is a link mentioning Peter Monkeys in Virginia:
http://www.armchairgeneral.com/confederate-boys-and-peter-monkeys.htm/2

It also includes the wonderful poems about John Harrelson.
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Postby graveleye » Mar 4, 2010 11:20 am

Joel Sneed and Larry Blair might be able to help too, but Marion is definitely the expert on saltpeter mining.
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Re: Niter and Mining Corps - Staunton, Va.

Postby trogman » Mar 4, 2010 1:06 pm

Just the thought that Marion might be lurking on an internet chat room gave me a chuckle. :laughing: Last I knew, the old goat didn't do email or even own a computer. Perhaps that has changed since then, but that was the last I heard.
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Re: Niter and Mining Corps - Staunton, Va.

Postby Scott McCrea » Mar 4, 2010 1:19 pm

err, eh, he's on Facebook.
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Re: Niter and Mining Corps - Staunton, Va.

Postby graveleye » Mar 4, 2010 4:29 pm

Yea, I actually got a friend request from him. I scratched my head for a bit, thinking it must be a joke, but no it was really him.

Apparently, they got lectricty up thar on his mountain now. :grin:
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Re: Niter and Mining Corps - Staunton, Va.

Postby Squirrel Girl » Mar 5, 2010 8:17 am

Scott McCrea wrote:err, eh, he's on Facebook.

That's how I sent him the message that this guy is on Cavechat looking for info.
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