Talk:George Earle Chamberlain

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Source for expansion/citations[edit]

Linn County Rifles = Oregon Rifles?[edit]

Carrite, I noticed your addition of a redlink to the Linn County Rifles. I suspect, but am not certain, that this is the same entity as the Oregon Rifles (or at least, a local group that was a sort of subsidiary to the Oregon group) -- so I made a redirect. Any idea if my assumption is accurate? -Pete (talk) 01:23, 23 April 2015 (UTC)

I had never heard of the group before. The site the info is from, the Arlington National Cemetery site, seems to be a private website that had Chamberlain listed as "Junior" rather than "Senior" (I drew the mistake to the owner's attention yesterday), so I would take the precision of that name with a grain of salt. I'd even be tempted to change it to Oregon rifles editorially, in fact. Carrite (talk) 14:44, 23 April 2015 (UTC)
Ah, check that — the date doesn't work. The Oregon rifles came a decade or more ahead of the Bannock War. It's a good question... Carrite (talk) 14:45, 23 April 2015 (UTC)
Hmm. The Googles are not terribly forthcoming. What seems most likely to me is that OR existed as a general concept starting in the 1860s, and the more local LCR formed (perhaps later on) as sort of a local chapter (of murderous maniacs, or whatever we should call them). -Pete (talk) 14:58, 23 April 2015 (UTC)