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Coded American Civil War message in bottle deciphered

A message in a bottle was delivered to a Confederate general Gen John Pemberton during the Civil War has been deciphered, 147 years after it was written. It was dated 4 July 1863, the day Vicksburg fell to the Union Army.

The message read “You can expect no help from this side of the river,”

Follow this link to read the post in its entirety: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-12079281

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New web pages on RhodesFamily.org

Biography of Omer O. Rhodes b Neoga, IL, 1882, of Terre Haute, Indiana
Biography of John C. Rhodes, b 1861, Chester Heights, Delaware County, PA
Biography of Charles T. Rhodes, b Muscatine Co., IA, 1868, of Decatur Co., IA
Biography of Bert J. Rhodes, b Shirland, IL, 1877, of Iowa
Biography of Mary Ida Rhodes, b 1862, in Webster Co., Iowa, of Ft. Dodge, Iowa
Biography of Leslie G. Rhodes, b 1852, East Almond, NY, of South Haven, MI
Biography of Mary G. Rhodes and Walter Wolcott, of Poweshiek County, Iowa

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Elizabeth Roads to be Appointed an oversees Scottish Heraldry

A CENTURIES-OLD institution that oversees Scottish heraldry and coats of arms has appointed its first woman to a leading role.
Elizabeth Roads, 59, from Edinburgh, is the first female herald at the Court of the Lord Lyon following a 35-year career at the official heraldry office for Scotland.
She is the first woman in the UK to hold the role of herald. The equivalent body in England – the College of Arms – has never had a female in the post.

To read the article in full go here: http://news.scotsman.com/scotland/Expert-on-coats-of-arms.6665369.jp

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New page: Descendants of Alexander and Mahala (Evans) Rhodes