Monthly Archives: September 2012

SEEING THE ELEPHANT-PART 3

SEEING THE ELEPHANT-PART 3 The day was hot for the first weekend in December. It was one of those freak hot spells we sometimes get in Arkansas. I had been drinking from my canteen and it was about half full. … Continue reading

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“THE PATH”

THE PATH The Path is a walkway, a very narrow lane Between where we are and where we are going. It is unique for everyone who wants to grow. It is dynamic for each one who wants life to flow. … Continue reading

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SEEING THE ELEPHANT-PART 2

SEEING THE ELEPHANT-PART 2 Saturday morning a few of the unit member’s wives cooked us breakfast of bacon, eggs, and bread along with steaming hot coffee. Food cooked over a fire in a camp setting seemed to bring out more … Continue reading

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SEEING THE ELEPHANT-PART 1

SEEING THE ELEPHANT-Part 1 Seeing the Elephant is a weird expression. During the Civil War and in today’s Civil War Reenacting it means participating in your first battle. I remember the first Civil War Battle for me was the first … Continue reading

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“FIX BAYONETS”

“FIX BAYONETS” If there is any order we receive in reenacting that sends a chill up my back, it is this order, “Fix Bayonets.” I guess it is because pulling a 12 inch Civil War bayonet out of its scabbard … Continue reading

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A CIVIL WAR REENACTOR’S HIGH

A CIVIL WAR REENACTOR’S HIGH Let me say that after 18 years in the Infantry ranks I still get a natural high when we come marching onto a field of battle and view the spectators. Many times they cheer or … Continue reading

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THE MARYLAND CAMPAIGN OF 1862: Pt 26

THE MARYLAND CAMPAIGN OF 1862: THROUGH ARKANSAS EYES I have walked the part of the charge route of the 3rd Arkansas and 27th North Carolina that is still open to the public and have placed small Confederate flags in Mumma’s … Continue reading

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THE MARYLAND CAMPAIGN OF 1862: Pt 25

THE MARYLAND CAMPAIGN OF 1862: THROUGH ARKANSAS EYES The 3rd Arkansas, 27th North Carolina and Cobb’s Brigade had turned from an easterly advance to a southerly advance. There were probably two reasons for this. One was Col. Cooke’s order to … Continue reading

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THE MARYLAND CAMPAIGN OF 1862: Pt 24

THE MARYLAND CAMPAIGN OF 1862: THROUGH ARKANSAS EYES Can you imagine thescene the Union Forces witnessed when they finally overran the Sunken Road? It was said you could walk from the beginning of the lane to the end without touching … Continue reading

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THE MARYLAND CAMPAIGN OF 1862: Pt 23

THE MARYLAND CAMPAIGN OF 1862: THROUGH ARKANSAS EYES Colonel Cooke saw his chance; ordered his regiments up; and put them into battle line with the 3rd Arkansas on the right and the 27th NC on the left. At that time … Continue reading

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