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Battle of Fort Sumter, Operation Brothers at War[edit]

Sir, my compliments on the voluminous work you've done over the years on so many Civil War articles. I just wanted to draw your attention to a post I've made here regarding getting the Battle of Fort Sumter up to FA in time for its 150th. Any thoughts you might have would be appreciated. Indeed, to count you among the ranks of the special project would be outstanding and I hope you might consider it. Best, Historical Perspective (talk) 13:07, 19 January 2011 (UTC)

Thank you for the compliments. I do not usually participate in group activities on Wikipedia, preferring to focus my time and attention on the content of articles of interest to me. (In the early days, I was a member of the military history project, but found little value from its members. There was a lot more argument about how to name categories and other superficial issues than about anything useful. When the regular Civil War task force started up years ago, I did not bother joining because I saw it was composed of people who had made very few contributions to real articles. I have not joined anything since then.) I also do not participate much in the formal evaluation of articles. I will help people who ask me for advice on specific articles, but I have never nominated one of my own articles for evaluation by anonymous reviewers. My theory is that if they want to improve one of the articles I have written, they are welcome to make those improvements themselves, rather than sitting back and saying in effect "Unless you make the following list of changes, I am going to hold your article and its format hostage in the review process." I also am more interested in creating a series of articles in a common style (style of content and format) than I am in getting a gold star from the random reviewer of the day for any individual article. Hal Jespersen (talk) 17:38, 19 January 2011 (UTC)
Fair enough. I thought it was worth a shot, given all you've written. I appreciate the response. I've put some feelers out there with a couple other editors who have worked on the article and I await their comments on the notion of moving forward with FA. Unless they object, or have any particular thoughts/suggestions, I think I will probably submit it for review. During the process, it is likely that I will seek advice from you should any significant questions come up. I hope you don't mind if I pester you from time to time. Best, Historical Perspective (talk) 19:54, 19 January 2011 (UTC)
Sure, I'm always willing to discuss things. However, note a potential bone of contention that has come up in the past. I have established an informal style guide that is used in hundreds of ACW articles. There are many alternative ways to present information allowed by the official Manual of Style, but one of the primary guidelines in the MOS is that once a particular valid style is chosen for an article and it is used consistently, arbitrarily changing to another style is considered disruptive. I fight back at attempts to do this. So if you nominate an article and a reviewer wants to, say, change all the citation formats or abbreviation styles or punctuation rules in order to grant a gold star, please be ready to abandon the effort for that particular article, because I will revert inappropriate changes of that type, just as I do now for un-nominated articles. Hal Jespersen (talk) 00:37, 20 January 2011 (UTC)

Wikipedia Ambassador Program is looking for new Online Ambassadors[edit]

Hi Historical Perspective! Since you've been identified as an Awesome Wikipedian, I wanted to let you know about the Wikipedia Ambassador Program, and specifically the role of Online Ambassador. We're looking for friendly Wikipedians who are good at reviewing articles and giving feedback to serve as mentors for students who are assigned to write for Wikipedia in their classes.

If that sounds like you and you're interested, I encourage you to take a look at the Online Ambassador guidelines; the "mentorship process" describes roughly what will be expected of mentors during the current term, which started in January and goes through early May. If that's something you want to do, please apply!

You can find instructions for applying at WP:ONLINE. The main things we're looking for in Online Ambassadors are friendliness, regular activity (since mentorship is a commitment that spans several months), and the ability to give detailed, substantive feedback on articles (both short new articles, and longer, more mature ones).

I hope to hear from you soon.--Sage Ross - Online Facilitator, Wikimedia Foundation (talk) 17:47, 3 February 2011 (UTC)

New WikiProject United States Newsletter: February 2011 edition[edit]

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The Bugle: Volume LVIX, January 2011[edit]

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I am pretty sure[edit]

that Daniel Chester French is not considered to be a part of the neo-classic movement. I put him under the American Renaissance, but he could also go under some "Realist" grouping. Einar aka Carptrash (talk) 21:49, 27 February 2011 (UTC)

I will certainly defer and shall remove the neoclassical label. I have a biographical interest in French, but I am a bit out of my element when it comes to art history. Thank you for the comment. Best, Historical Perspective (talk) 21:56, 27 February 2011 (UTC)

I already removed it. We (wikipedia) have Neoclassical sculpture as ending around 1850, about the time DCF gtes started. What is your "Neoclassical sculpture" in him." the always curious Carptrash (talk) 22:37, 27 February 2011 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue LX, February 2011[edit]

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Sumter[edit]

Sumter didn't make it at FAC (not enough reviewers). Since you have to wait 2 weeks before a return trip, I'd recommend an A-class review while you're waiting. I don't know why it didn't get enough reviewers. - Dank (push to talk) 00:13, 19 March 2011 (UTC)

Just to note, I replied on my talk page. Parsecboy (talk) 15:10, 30 April 2011 (UTC)

April 2011 Newsletter for WikiProject United States[edit]

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May 2011 Newsletter for WikiProject United States[edit]

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Thomas H. Dunham & Deacon John Dunham, Plymouth Colony DNA genetic links[edit]

Have you done any research on DNA genetic links to the Plymouth colony founding fathers? This is particularly relevant to a question of paternity involving Brevet Brig General Thomas H. Dunham.Sailorskier (talk) 14:30, 24 May 2011 (UTC)

Lincoln Memorial section[edit]

We are currently attempting to bring the Abraham Lincoln article to FA status and are trying to establish consensus regarding images. Your consensus and opinion is needed on the Abraham Lincoln talk page. -- Gwillhickers (talk) 21:52, 25 May 2011 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue LXIII, May 2011[edit]

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June 2011 Newsletter for WikiProject United States[edit]

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WikiProject United States History[edit]

Greetings, It was recently suggested that WikiProject United States History might be inactive or semiactive and that it might be beneficial to include it in the list of projects supported by WikiProject United States.

I have started a discussion and will contact each of the active members for their comments and input on the suggestion. Please take a moment and add your comments to the discussion or feel free to contact me if you have any questions. --Kumioko (talk) 19:43, 16 June 2011 (UTC)

US National Archives collaboration[edit]

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Would you like to help improve Wikipedia's coverage of topics related to the National Archives and its incredible collection? This summer, the National Archives—which houses some of America's most important historical documents—is hosting me as its Wikipedian in Residence, and I have created WP:NARA to launch these efforts.

There are all sorts of tasks available for any type of editor, whether you're a writer, organizer, gnome, coder, or image guru. The National Archives is making its resources available to Wikipedia, so help us forge this important relationship! Please sign up and introduce yourself. Dominic·t 15:22, 22 June 2011 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue LXIV, June 2011[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue LXV, July 2011[edit]

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Main page appearance[edit]

Hello! This is a note to let the main editors of this article know that it will be appearing as the main page featured article on September 28, 2011. You can view the TFA blurb at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/September 28, 2011. If you think it is necessary to change the main date, you can request it with the featured article directors Raul654 (talk · contribs) or his delegate Dabomb87 (talk · contribs), or at Wikipedia talk:Today's featured article/requests. If the previous blurb needs tweaking, you might change it—following the instructions of the suggested formatting. If this article needs any attention or maintenance, it would be preferable if that could be done before its appearance on the Main Page so Wikipedia doesn't look bad. :D Thanks! Tbhotch. Grammatically incorrect? Correct it! See terms and conditions. 20:13, 17 September 2011 (UTC)

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The Bugle: Issue LXIX, November 2011[edit]

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Military Historian of the Year[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue LXX, January 2012[edit]

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Wikipedia Loves Libraries Seattle[edit]

Decemmber 8 - Wikipedia Loves Libraries Seattle - You're invited
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Love history & culture? Get involved in WikiProject World Digital Library![edit]

World Digital Library Wikipedia Partnership - We need you!
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Hi Historical Perspective! I'm the Wikipedian In Residence at the World Digital Library, a project of the Library of Congress and UNESCO. I'm recruiting Wikipedians who are passionate about history & culture to participate in improving Wikipedia using the WDL's vast free online resources. Participants can earn our awesome WDL barnstar and help to disseminate free knowledge from over 100 libraries in 7 different languages. Please sign up to participate here. Thanks for editing Wikipedia and I look forward to working with you! SarahStierch (talk) 20:46, 22 May 2013 (UTC)

WikiProject Military history coordinator election[edit]

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WikiProject Military history coordinator election[edit]

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