James Calhoun Humes
… has died at 85. From his celestial perch, he is probably wondering about this little tribute. He was convinced, I heard, that he had given “mortal affront” by his impersonations of Sir Winton Churchill. Or, in my case, by publishing a book of Churchill quotes, many of which he mangled, some of which he made up. I guess in later life, he thought we’d written him off. Not quite.
= Humes was born in Pennsylvania to Samuel Hamilton Humes and Elenor Kathryn Graham. He was descended from early settlers of Virginia and Tennessee.…
“We think we are wholly superior people,” said the Civil War historian Shelby Foote. The 50th and 75th Anniversaries of the Civil War Battle of Gettysburg were poignant, inspiring moments. The words spoken of those occasions give cause to wonder. In the welter of emotions, have we forgotten what we need to remember?
Footage of Civil War Veterans at 50yr Anniversary in 1913 & 75yr Anniversary in 1938 Watch this video on YouTube “We may be given to meet again…”