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The Chain Rejoined

Or, the Bonds of Science and Mystery Amongst Family, Including Many Attempts to Recover Ties Across the Atlantic Ocean

first edition

Published by Shenandoah History Publishers in Edinburg, Va. .
Written in English.

About the Edition

Chains link things together: families, gates, animals that may not have stayed together on their own if given a choice each new day.
When a chain, once lost in the woods, lies rusting and buried beneath the leaves and worms, neither tested nor put to real work, may forget the hands that once wrapped around it, may disintegrate in time and return to mere minerals. If a chain falls out of the present tense, even if only lost to those who used it, then it will forfeit all the life and plans and intentions that it once had. Only memory and appreciation can save it. Bits of lost and buried chain, when recovered and joined again, can reach full circle. Thanks belong to your eyes for waking up these stories. Until you, they had been forgotten once again.

First Sentence

A style of writing known for millions of years only by God, but which was read by humans for the first time only fifty years ago, can now spell out precisely where many of the Bachmanns and Baughmans originated. For several branches of the Baughman family in America, and as well in the Alps of Europe where the Bachmann tree first took root, a single heritage of DNA runs through them all, spanning not only the borders of several Swiss cantons, but even an ocean.

Edition Notes

Table of Contents

section I

chapter i:  Linking the Chains of Inheritance .. page 2
chapter ii:  Appreciation of Song & Drink .. page 28
chapter iii:  The Roof Overhead .. page 42
chapter iv:  A Gallery of Bachmann Drawings .. page 62
chapter v:  Science & Mystery .. page 72
    chapter vi:  Wildlife in the New World .. page 92
    chapter vii:  Blood & Passion in America .. page 110
    chapter viii:  The Road from Kentucky to Oklahoma Taken by Slaves .. page 152

section II

chapter ix:  From Father to Son .. page 170
chapter x:  Postscripts of Song & Drink .. page 184
chapter xi:  The New Roof .. page 202
chapter xii:  Newer Science, Magic & Wildlife .. page 214
chapter xiii:  Blood & Passion Continue to Flow .. page 226
chapter xiv:  The Unending Road Taken by Slaves .. page 232
chapter xv:  Father & Son, Sworn to Serve .. page 240

reference section

Maps .. page 258
Appendices A - F .. page 266
Additions and Corrections to Earlier Research .. page 306
Bibliography and A Guide to Footnoted Sources .. page 310
Index .. page 324


Handwrought Chain Links frontis
Walsie Naomi Baughman Ruble iii
The Tree of Life vii
Capital Letters from Medieval Switzerland viii

chapter 1

Eve and Adam in Eden 2
The Oldest Cave Painting 5
The Oldest Written Language 7
The Archer of Stonehenge 8
Arrowhead & Gold Jewelry 9
Raising the Stones 10
Sacrifice of the Bull 10
A Coin from Cæsar 11
Wicker Man of Human Sacrifice 11
Metal Horns from Switzerland 12
The Oldest Observatory 13
Mithra Slaying the Bull 14
A Celtic Priestess 15
Armor of the Auxiliaries 16
Winterscape of Finstersee 18
A Map of Northern Switzerland 19
A Swiss Ambush of Austrians 20
Brother Klaus 22
Flag of the Pope’s Swiss Guard 24
Medieval View of the World 26
A Celtic Chain 27

chapter 2

Song of a Swiss Mercenary 28
The Swiss Vintner 32
Fermenting and Stomping 33
A Primitive Distillery 35
Common Wormwood 36
A Swiss Cowbell 37
A Swiss Mercenaries’ Camp 39
A Pagan Festival to the Bull 41

chapter 3

A Simple Swiss Roof 42
Burning Down Swiss Homes 43
Bronze Bull from the Alps 44
The Bath House of Zürich 45
The Giessen Waterfall 48
Ruins of Wädenswil Castle 49
The Blacksmith’s Art 50
Squaring Off Logs 51
Ancient Folk Art Symbols 52
The Woodworker & His Tree 53
A Farmhouse in Canton Bern 54
Wishbones 55
The Woodwork Indoors 55
Der Siebenstern 56
Negotiating with Indians 57
Bachmann Tavern Floor Plan 58
The Bachmann Publick House 59
Jacob Bachmann’s signature 60
The Meeting House 61
The German Clay House 61

   chapter 4

A Talent with Pen & Paper 62
Hans Bachmann 63
The Village Festival 64
The Yodel 65
The Public Humiliation 66
The Stockade 67
The Stubborn Conscience 68
Punished by the Wheel 69
The Marketplace 70
The Unknowable Hereafter 71

     chapter 5

The Plague 72
The Four Humors 73
The Healing Baths 74
Gesner’s Crab 75
Paracelsus 76
Life & Health of Swiss Miners 77
Astronomy 78
A Knowledge of the Heavens 79
The Dance of Death 80
Bachmann’s Home in Finstersee 82
Four Burning Devils 85
The Devil as a Beast 88
A Chain Hook Like a Serpent 91

chapter 6

A Blackfeet Warrior 92
Carl Bodmer & Signature 93
Panorama of Cahokia 94 & 95
John Bachman 98
A Vulture 99
A Hare in Full Flight 100
A Contented Porcupine 101
The Common Deer 102
The Buffalo 103
The Fish of Lake Zürich 105
The Baughman Family Portrait 107
A Discouraged Pioneer 108
Long Jakes in 1846 109

chapter 7

Negroes to be Sold 110
Enticement to Buy Servants 111
Mistletoe 116
Battle of Brandywine 119
Father of the Country 121
Massacre in Colonial Virginia 123
John Bachman’s Silhouette 126
A Slave’s Identity Tag 127
Darwin’s Tree of Evolution 128
Fort Sumter 129
Sherman’s Total War 131
The Cattle Drive 133
Baughman Cowboys 134
Horseflies 135
The Hunting Party 137
A U.S. Marshal’s Badge 138
“Bull Creek” Dave Walker 142
A Bald Knobber’s Hood 143
Vigilante Action 148
The Bible’s Family Tree 151

chapter 8

The Walk to Freedom 152
The Abolitionists’ Question 153
U.S. Colored Troops Fight 157
Morgan Baughman, deacon 161
A Black Veteran 162
President Theodore Roosevelt 162
Editor Theodore Baughman 164
The Oklahoma Sun 164

   chapter 9

A Diagram of DNA 170
The Bachmann House at Breiten 178
Crick’s First Inspiration 183

chapter 10

Excesses of the Tavern 184
The Arkansas Traveler 186
George Baughman’s Family 187
Li’l Abner 190 & 191
Phylloxera Bugs 196
Drinking and Driving 198
Richterswiler Wine 200

   chapter 11

John Baughman’s Mansion 202
Henry Baughman 205
A Luxury Hotel in the Ozarks 206
Easton’s Revolutionary Flag 209
Bachmann Publick House 210
Workings of a Mill 212 & 213

chapter 12

Hunting for Elk 214
Bachman’s Sparrow 217
The Bachmann Family Cow 220
Bachman’s Warbler 221
Paracelsus Hospital 224

chapter 13

The Lynching 226
Chains of Enslavement 231

    chapter 14

The Era of Reconstruction 232
A Klansman’s Knife 235

  chapter 15

T. Frank Baughman of the F.B.I 240
F.B.I. Shield of 1908 241
U.E. Baughman, Secret Service 244
Secret Service Shield of 1890 245
Dhani Bachmann’s Oath 248
The Newest Swiss Guard 249
A Pottery Shard 254
The Pleiadian Symbols 255
The Tree of Life as Scherenschnitte

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Finstersee 258
Ft. Baughman on the Greenbrier 259
Eastern Pennsylvania, ca. 1760 260
Easton & Northampton County 261
Central Kentucky, ca. 1880 262
Camp Nelson 263
Trails in the American West 264
The Battle of Tulsa 265

appendices A - F

Klaus Wust’s Cross of Merit 280
The Time of the Runes 285

additions and corrections

Milk Soup after the Battle 306
Blake’s Gates of Paradise 327

The Bachmann and Baughman Family Historical Series, vol. V

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