Monthly Archives: June 2013

Sacred Ground: Part 28

Nancy and I drove the National Park roads over the areas where the fighting had occurred in this part of the battlefield and ended up back at the Piper House B&B. We went out for our last meal in the … Continue reading

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SACRED GROUND: Part 27

What happened next is a legend. General Lee had been riding around the battle field all day, managing the battle as would a good commander. He couldn’t use his hands very well, since one wrist was sprained and one was … Continue reading

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SACRED GROUND: Part 26

The Union forces got their advance started about 3:30PM. If you were standing behind the Union troops in the very center of their line looking west toward the Confederate battle line, you would be in the bottom of a “V”. … Continue reading

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Our Living National Treasure

Edwin C. Bearss undoubtedly qualifies as Our Country’s Living National Treasure. His awards and accomplishments read like the combined lives of 3 men. He served as a U. S. Marine in WWII with the 3rd Marine Raider Battalion on Guadalcanal … Continue reading

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New Event: Frontier Fourth

My Pard, Sergeant Steve, and I will be reliving the early 1800’s at Historic Arkansas Museum this July 4th. We’ll be dressed as Longhunters and throwing knives and tomahawks as part of the Frontier Fourth.  Come on down and see … Continue reading

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150th Anniversary Gettysburg this weekend!! June 27-30

Come join Vernon, June 27-30 2013,  for the 150th commemoration of an historic battle that changed the course of the American Civil War. For more information or to register for this event go to: http://www.bluegraygettysburg.com/‎ 

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Why Reenactors Do What We Do

The 150th anniversary of the Red River Campaign in Arkansas is April 2014.  Who wants to march with me?  Contact me for more information!

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SACRED GROUND: Part 25

We parked our rental car and walked over to the edge of a small but steep bluff. It was almost straight down to a one lane stone bridge over the Antietam Creek. The creek is about 35 yards wide in … Continue reading

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Sacred Ground-Part 24

The terrain began a sharp downhill plunge to a road and then up the other side to a very high hill.  There was a bridge on our road that went over this lower road. Once over the bridge we followed … Continue reading

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Sacred Ground- Part 23

I guess we were getting use to the bed because our backs didn’t ache as much as yesterday morning. It was Wednesday, May 25th. Again we hit the kitchen to brew the coffee and see what had been left for … Continue reading

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