SACRED GROUND: Part 11

SACRED GROUND: Part 11

We were set to meet the person that was to check us into the Piper House at 4:00PM.Piper House sign

We arrived on time and the lady, who I had talked with over the phone weeks before to reserve our room, arrived to check us in a few minutes later. No one actually occupied the house, except the renters.

And since there wasn’t going to be another renter in the house for a few days, we had the house all to ourselves. She showed us through the house and directed us to the Longstreet Room on the second floor for our stay.  The house was built before the Civil War and on the day before the battle Confederate Generals Longstreet and Hill ate lunch there.

The lady had brought our breakfast for the next day with her and deposited it in the refrigerator. It consisted of fruit, some milk for the dry cereal that was available in abundance and yogurt as well as a coffee for the coffee maker.  Bread and a toaster were also present and ready for duty.

Once we got our keys and moved our luggage to the room, we headed out to tour Boonsboro, a small town 6 miles due east of Sharpsburg.  We found an Italian restaurant that had some of the best baked Lasagna I have ever eaten.

Around the corner was an old fashioned ice cream shop and we topped off the night with a scoop of Rocky Road in a brown sugar cone. Man, we were in high cotton.

Back to the Piper House we went and tried to sleep in the hardest bed that was ever made.  Morning couldn’t come too soon.

 

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About Civil War Reflections

Vernon has been a Civil War buff since childhood, but had been inactive in Civil War history for over two decades. However, in the early 1990s his interest was rekindled after watching Ken Burns’ “Civil War Documentary” on PBS. He particularly became interested in the Battle of Antietam (Sharpsburg) and decided to learn more about this epic struggle.
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