Turtledove
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I find it at least mildly interesting that the Confederate parties allowed their presidential nominees to choose their own running mates right away while the much older US parties (well, the GOP was thirteen years old at this point, but was steeped in tradition going back to the turn of the century) were still decades away from anything more than entertaining polite requests from all but the strongest of candidates. Turtle Fan 16:28, January 28, 2010 (UTC)

I had not noticed that at the time, actually. Huh, that is mildly interesting. TR 16:39, January 28, 2010 (UTC)
I hadn't noticed it at the time either. In fact, it probably just occurred to me today. Thinking about GotS is not exactly a common pastime for me. Turtle Fan 18:26, January 28, 2010 (UTC)

Birth and Death Dates[]

Could someone please put down the dates of Albert Gallatin Brown's birth and death? He was born on May 31, 1813 and he died on June 12, 1880. I would've added the dates myself, but the article is protected for some reason (possibly from past vandalism). --75.68.122.13 19:25, April 19, 2015 (UTC)Jacob Chesley the Alternate Historian

Mrs. Brown[]

Brown's wife appears in The Guns of the South during the inauguration ceremonies. I might make a page for her if I find enough OTL info.JonathanMarkoff (talk) 21:33, June 6, 2016 (UTC)

Roberta Eugenia Young, born 2/11/1817, in Alexandria, VA; died 2/23/1886, in Harrison County, MS; buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Jackson, MS. One son, Robert Young Brown, born 1841. I can't find a date for the marriage, but it was after March 17, 1836, which was the day Brown's first wife died. Turtle Fan (talk) 06:28, June 7, 2016 (UTC)
Unless there is more than a brief mention of her being present, I don't think its worth while. I have no recollection of her myself. ML4E (talk) 17:48, June 7, 2016 (UTC)
A review of GoTs reveals: Robert has a lengthy and animated conversation with Varina Davis. RE Lee notices that their respective husbands, long time political rivals, don't say anything. It's a page or so, but we have historicals on comparatively less information. I'm ok with a Roberta Brown article.
Tangentially, I suspect we have just enough articles for a broad, catch-all "Second Ladies" category, though I know the growth there would be glacial. TR (talk) 19:23, June 7, 2016 (UTC)
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