- Posted by Johanna on July 13, 2006 at 7:17 am
- Category: Meta
I took a flip through the recent Haunted Tank Showcase collection for a rather odd reason: I’ve been told that I’m related to J.E.B. Stuart. (For those unfamiliar with the concept, the Haunted Tank was a series of war comics featuring a tank commander who saw Stuart’s ghost.) My great-aunt Eliza Raemey Smith, who did a lot of genealogy research, used to say that he was some kind of cousin, although I never got the details from her before she passed away.
So I took a look. Imagine my surprise to find out that the lead character, named after the famous Confederate general, was Jeb Stuart *Smith*! I know, it’s an incredibly common name, but it was still a little bit of a spooky coincidence to me.