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Criminals in the Family

Every family has a skeleton in the closet. In our family, Willard Smith Norvell and Bayard Boyd Norvell fit the bill. They were the sons of my great uncle Edwin Forrest Norvell, who had served in the Civil War, as … Continue reading

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General Custer Comes to Dinner

Two of the Norvell brothers who served in the Civil War– there were six in total from Michigan– were on the staff of General George Armstrong Custer. Custer had taken command of the Michigan Cavalry Brigade just before the Battle … Continue reading

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