Posted by George A. Bray III on August 21, 1999 at 14:11:28:
In Reply to: Happy Birthday George!!! posted by Sarah M. on August 20, 1999 at 22:15:54:
: Today, the 21st, is the nnth birthday of the site historian, George Bray, a Major with Rogers Rangers. Donna and I had the pleasure of meeting George at the Grand Encampment at Crown Point last weekend. He gave us an extraordinary tour of the ruins and told us all sorts of interesting facts, as the man is a walking F&I Encyclopedia. George occasionally answers questions here on this board; he told us he helps with questions on F&I history and detail of historical accuracy (e.g., the color of the braid on different uniforms!), and is responsible for some of the content on this site (including "The Fine Art of Scalping"). Don't know if Rich and Elaine found him or vice versa, but we all win from that connection!
: And he said he would be celebrating all alone, so the best we can do is say Happy Birthday George!!! Many happy returns of the day!!
Dear Sarah, Elaine, Victoria, and Marcia,
Thank you all for the birthday well wishes. I am most grateful for them and they mean alot. And additionally, thank you for your kind words. I am pleased that my input has been both welcome and helpful to the site, and I have some more to contribute as soon as I can get it organized and sent up. One of the things I will introduce is a bibliography for your use and some information relative to Lt Col John Young & the Rangers at the siege of Fort William Henry.
Speaking of Fort William Henry, David Starbuck is digging there again this season and I spent some time with him at the site on my way to Louisbourg a month ago. I had not seen him for sometime and it was nice to get to converse with him awhile. He was just starting the 2nd day of the dig for a period of 6 weeks. Do not know what he has found this season, but things found in previous digs were on display in a room that had been reset up just to show them. Also a video was playing showing Dave down in the well and he was telling me a bit about that. As I learn what might have happened there I will try to relate it here and on my webpage.
I would also like to say it was great meeting Sarah and Donna at Crown Point and I had a great time showing them about the site and talking to them about the French and Indian War. They both are wonderful people and really interested in the conflict and the reenacting scene. I was honored to have narrated the battles during the event, and to also narrate a couple other happenings as well. I hope to meet them again and others on the board as time goes by.
Thank again to all of you and hope you are all having a wonderful summer and that the rest of the year is nothing but outstanding for all. Talk to you all soon.
George A. Bray III
Major, Rogers' Rangers
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