In searching ‘broadly’, I decided that I would try to find more information about David Ridgely Howard’s C.S.A. Unit, the 1st Maryland Infantry, C.S.A. While visiting the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg, PA, the 1st Maryland was there. I blogged about that here:
In the picture there are two books. The one I am reading is First and Second Maryland Infantry, C.S.A., by Robert J. Driver Jr, published by Willow Bend Books, 2003. (ISBN 1-58549-901-3)
The book talks about the history of this unit during the Civil War. There are details in the life of the unit, the conditions, places, interaction within the unit, and interaction within the locations where they were. It would appear that the author spent considerable amount of time reading letters and documentation written about the unit. Like my great-grandfather, Samuel Worthington, many soldiers wrote letters home, it would appear.
I have already posted the Civil War Records that are online and within the book.
and for David Ridgely Howard’s brother:
Really getting into this Civil War ‘thing’.
When I turned to page 204, who do I see, a picture of James M and David Ridgely Howard, in uniform.
Searching Broadly certainly has paid off in the pursuit of finding the Parents of David Ridgely Howard. Not sure I am closer to reaching my goal, but really have a better view of D.R. Howard and his family.