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Source: October 2003 Volume 40 Number 4, Page 114


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History teaches us to check and recheck facts and to attempt to document them in authoritative and credible sources. Three of our authors in this issue describe how ideas and information passed down through time turned out not to be true.

Scott Houting, Museum Specialist at Valley Forge National Historical Park, refutes the misconception and belief that muskets were made at Valley Forge during the American Revolution. Bruce E. Mowday, author of a recent book about the Battle of Brandywine, corrects the “fact” that John Marshall, future United States Supreme Court Justice, was wounded at Brandywine. John J. Krumm, teacher, writer, and performer of 18th century music and dance, tells how a “Civil War melody” used throughout Ken Burns' PBS series on the Civil War was really composed in the 1980s.

President: Roger D. Thorne
1st Vice President: Sue Andrews
2nd Vice President: Betty Ripka
Recording Secretary: Anne Murdock
Corresponding Secretary: Peggy Egertson
Treasurer: J. B. Post

Joyce A. Post
Sue Andrews
C. Herbert Fry
Leighton Haney
J. B. Post

Volume 40, Number 4 – October 2003

Front cover image

View of Lancaster Avenue in Paoli looking west near the intersection with Darby Road from the south. The present day Wachovia bank building is on the left and to the west of the bank is the old Paoli Fire Department building that housed the Paoli Post Office between 1921 and 1929. Chester H. Thomas, Kennett Square, PA., photographer, c. 1935. Courtesy Chester County Historical Society, West Chester, PA.

[Editor's note: the original caption also included Earnest Eadeh in the attribution. He may have assisted in procurement of the image but did not own it. Also, the road pictured was known as Lincoln Highway in the 1930s when the photo was taken.]


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