Talk:Malinda Blalock

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Julia M Walker, great-great-grandaughter of Malinda Blalock[edit]

30 May 2006 LOTS OF ERRORS HERE, WHEN COMPARED WITH FAMILY LETTERS. Julia M Walker, great-great-grandaughter of Malinda Blalock Professor of English and Women's Studies, SUNY at Geneseo walker@geneseo.edu

We welcome corrections. Skywriter 15:53, 1 June 2006 (UTC)

WPMILHIST Assessment[edit]

As I can comment as to the accuracy of the content, I can only give this a B based on length and detail. I am curious as to Prof Walker's comments. LordAmeth 00:15, 3 December 2006 (UTC)

Neutrality[edit]

I did not put the neutrality tag on this article, but I also question its neutrality. First, some sections make it sound as if the Blalocks were traitors to their communities. I can't speak specifically to their community, but many mountain communities were pro-Union. It's easy to paint North Carolina with a broad brush and declare any North Carolinian that didn't support the Confederacy a traitor but that's not accurate in these area.

Second, there are some mentions of "murder". I'm not sure that's appropriate without a court conviction, especially given that this was truly a brother-against-brother civil war in many of these communities -- not just the Civil War with big armies that many people think of. --A. B. (talk) 05:16, 15 February 2007 (UTC)

Fixed Traitor appears gone, I've updated POV template to the one statement. As a marauder it could be fair / neutral to say murder, but indeed would need specifics to support. On second thought I'll change it to "killing". - RoyBoy 19:54, 28 January 2012 (UTC)

Trivia[edit]

I removed the following trivia item from the article:

Zebulon Baird Vance eventually became governor of North Carolina.

Asarelah reverted that removal with the edit summary "The trivia is relevant, it just needs to be properly incorperated in the the article."

How is it relevant? What is the connection between "James and Malinda Blalock served under Zebulon Vance" and "Zebulon Vance eventually became governor of North Carolina"? I very much doubt that either one had a significant effect on the other. -- Antaeus Feldspar 19:31, 26 April 2007 (UTC)


It is not relevant, but one could insert that fact subtly. "James and Malinda Blalock served under Zebulon Vance (who later became governor of North Carolina/the future governor of North Carolina." Frankly, if there is a redirect/hyperlink to his page (still new and figuring out the lingo), no further information would be necessary. The reader could just click on Vance if s/he was interested. Laurenthian (talk) 22:58, 27 December 2013 (UTC)

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