I have begun to feel that way over the past couple of weeks actually but I am not quite ready to plant my sword in the ground and make a declaration so to speak. I have been through about 300 pension records and compared most of them to Henderson's entries and on top of that have looked at looked at many of the CMSR's. Something "ain't jiving." It is clear that there is conflict between what the CMSR may have and the pension record shows. This is particulary true when it comes to trying to adjudicate soldier's stories that had deserted. Sometimes when a CMSR clearly states that a soldier deserted it is clearly not mentioned in Henderson's. It was not something I happened to be looking for but found it was a trend that I noticed. Why some are mentioned and others are not I am not sure about either. That is why I am curious about the research method her and her team happened to take. The next time I go to the Georgia State Library and Archives I will ask one of the archivist that I talk to on occasion and see what his opinion is.
The other thing I find curious is why I have found at least two dozen names that are clearly in the CMSR but did not show up in Henderson's lists.
Gerald D. Hodge, Jr.
War Between the States Historian
Historian: 39th Georgia Volunteer Infantry Regiment