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I found a few books on Archive.org that have chapters on John Pelham I would like to help proofread - if somebody could upload them and set them up here?

http://www23.us.archive.org/details/waritsheroes00ayre

http://archive.org/details/wearinggray00cookrich

GallantPelhams (talk) 23:17, 4 April 2012 (UTC)

I would not know how to place them on Wikisource but you are correct in they both are good books. However, neither of those two books are a part of the 52 volumes of the Southern Historical Society Papers so I suppose they would have to be placed elsewhere. They also have good illustrations. I am wondering if you are you planning to do only two John Pelham articles, one in each book, or other entries in those two books as well? Perhaps you would fare better if you re-post your message on [[1]] "Scriptorium" where abundant help exists. Everything I have stated is just a suggestion by a worker on the 52 SHSP volumes. Kindest regards, —William Maury Morris II Talk 01:10, 5 April 2012 (UTC)

I would personally only do the parts on Pelham, but I assume with time other people would find other sections they found interesting, and in a few months or years we'd have the books complete. GallantPelhams (talk) 05:21, 6 April 2012 (UTC)

I understand. There are unfinished books including some I intend to finish because I asked for them. But the two books that you mention are not a part of the volumes of the Southern Historical Society "Papers" which are all in volumes. What you need is for someone to set-up the books for you in a different area away from these 52 volumes. The books you mention are not a part of the 52 volumes. There are many excellent Southern books and they are in many places but none are a part of the 52 volumes of the Southern Historical Society "Papers" which are unique in their own right. I do not presently have the knowledge to set up books or I would do that for both you and myself. There are good books and I am a Southerner by birth and I love "Deart 'Ole Dixie" and these United States that I served in the military for in the late 1960s. You need to ask an administrator who knows how to set up your chosen books. Again, Scriptorium, is the place to ask for that and some good-hearted person with the know-how would help. The parts only on the Gallent Pelham would just be articles. Personally, I would try to get the books set up and if that did not work I would just find an area, give it a proper title, and then type in the articles. The administrators would notice if they are in a wrong area and probably just move your work to a proper area. I have done this with several books and as a few articles a few years back. I do not know what rules about that method would be at this time. I did those books a couple of years ago. Everyone is always busy helping others and trying to do works they themselves want to do but after you place a request in Wikisource Scriptorium someone will help you in some manner. It sometimes takes a couple of days from what I have seen for that help. If after placing your request in Scriptorium, I myself would just start writing articles but please don't try to blend them into the Southern Historical Society's "Papers" consisting of 52 established volumes. Okay? Kind regards, —William Maury Morris II Talk 18:28, 6 April 2012 (UTC)
I've uploaded the books. The links are on GallantPelhams' talk page. - AdamBMorgan (talk) 01:12, 7 April 2012 (UTC)

War and its Heroes/Major John Pelham and Wearing of the Gray/Pelham both exist now - I do not have much time to proofread but I have started. I encourage others to help, or to help with other chapters in the books with officers you care about. This is a great project guys! GallantPelhams (talk) 22:13, 18 April 2012 (UTC)