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This week we bring you part II of our interview with local resident/historian George Munkenbeck on the Ludlow family of Oakdale. Last week we heard of William Handy Ludlow who married into the Nicoll family of Islip and played a prominent role in the state and federal government, most notably during the Civil War as an agent for the exchange of prisoners-of-war.
This week we discuss the next generation, the brothers Nicoll and William, who forged their own path through military history in the Navy and the Army, respectivley. Whether chasing Confederate raiders off the coast of South America or killing bears with General George Armstrong Custer, the Ludlow boys often found themselves where history was happening.
And you can still win: a copy of the book Oakdale from Arcadia Press and Dowling librarians Diane Holliday, Chris Kretz and Su Garrison Terry. Just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org by October 31, 2010. We'll select a random winner from the respondents.
Shownotes with related links:
(Music Courtesy of the University of California, Santa Barbara Library)
Chris Kretz - Assistant Professor/Reference Librarian
George Munkenbeck - local historian, chaplain of the West Sayville Fire Department, American Public University professor, Civil War re-enactor, retired Coast Guard Reserve Commander
- Report of a Reconnaissance of the Black Hills of Dakota Made in the Summer of 1874 (via Google Books)
- "Our First Grizzly, killed by Gen. Custer and Col. Ludlow"
- CSS Florida (via the Naval Historical Center)
- USS Terror (via Wikimedia Commons)
Song: American Standard March by the Edison Millitary Band. Courtesy of University of California, Santa Barbara Library used under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 2.5 License.