Monthly Archives: June 2012

The Maryland Campaign of 1862: The beginning of the 3rd Arkansas

What does it take for a brand new military regiment to become a reliable veteran unit? Good leadership, pride of unit (esprit de corps), patriotism, dedication to mission are just a few of the reasons for the evolution of a … Continue reading

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‘3rd Arkansas’

3rd Arkansas We came from Arkansas, Texas and California too. We traveled to Pennsylvania to fight the burly blue. The modes of transportation were cars, planes and vans. Some motored through the Shenandoah while packed like a sardine can.

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‘The One Left Behind’: part 3

One Left Behind So I stand at this monument in the middle of my town. I touch the stone and they touch back from a realm that has no bounds. I call out their names each year and remember the … Continue reading

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‘Shoulder to Shoulder’

” Shoulder to Shoulder” is a powerful statement of the heart of soldiers being the Voice of Peace in the world: We’ve stood on the hills of Sharpsburg and the plains of Gettysburg too. We’ve held the line when all … Continue reading

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‘The One Left Behind’: part 2

One Left Behind I can’t describe my heart ache, when my comrades are no more. I see their faces in my dreams and know they’re on That Far Shore. I know my time is coming and I’ll join them soon … Continue reading

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‘The One Left Behind’: part 1

One Left Behind We came to this battlefield just across the Pennsylvania Line. We wore the Blue and Gray and for our causes prepared to die. The bonds between your pards grow strong through each campaign. And when they have … Continue reading

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‘Bloody Lane’: part 3

Bloody Lane We broke and reformed two more times, but it was so strange How moments ago we had been berserkers and killed as if deranged. But now we wanted it all to stop. The Yanks were on a rampage. … Continue reading

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‘Bloody Lane’: part 2

Bloody Lane We all had now entered that blood lust: the bane of the human mind. We cared for only killing though outnumbered all down the line. We screamed our Rebel Yell and called to our Gods of War. We … Continue reading

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‘Bloody Lane’: part 1

Bloody Lane We are the Bully Boys of Wright’s Georgia Men. We came on the field when the battle looked so grim. We reinforced the North Carolinians in the middle of the line. My company dwindled during the day until … Continue reading

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