Monthly Archives: August 2013

150th Gettysburg Sojourn, part 22

We raise the Rebel Yell again and begin moving forward. Somebody behind me shoots their musket, and I can feel the vibration and pressure go by my head. I decide to take a hit and I fall down. I don’t … Continue reading

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150th Gettysburg Sojourn, part 21

We are ordered to advance. Our line proceeds to the wall of rocks, climbs over it, reforms quickly, and begins the climb up the hill. After proceeding about 20 yards, we can see the Union Line. Good Lord! About 50 … Continue reading

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150th Gettysburg Sojourn, part 19

We marched at the Route Step – which means we can carry our muskets any way we want to as long as we don’t hit a comrade inadvertently, and also we don’t have to keep cadence. Shuffling down the gravel … Continue reading

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A Field Promotion!

Wait ’til Captain Keenan hears about this!  Y’all can call me Colonel now. I was honored to speak to the Robert G. Shaver SCV Camp in Jonesboro this week.  There were 16 members present, and we had a lot of … Continue reading

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150th Gettysburg Sojourn, part 20

We march at the Route Step on the gravel road past the Bushey farm house again. Ms. Bushey is out on the porch again with some family members and we again shout our thanks for allowing us to reenact on … Continue reading

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150th Gettysburg Sojourn, part 18

We begin to scream the Rebel Yell, and men begin to fall all around me. Our Battalion halts and we are given the order to fall back. We have about 60% of the men we started out with. We reform … Continue reading

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150th Gettysburg Sojourn, part 17

We were given the command to Forward March, and we began our assault uphill. Our battalion is in one long line of four companies with a total of about 110 men. Our colors (flag) were in the center of the … Continue reading

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150th Gettysburg Sojourn, part 16

There were no clouds in the sky, and the heat rolled in on us as we marched toward the battle ground. Our long sleeve shirts under our frock coats were completely soaked with sweat. We took off our hats to … Continue reading

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150th Gettysburg Sojourn, part 15

We got to sit around awhile, and I talked with Dan from Massachusetts for a long time. He was just an easy person to talk to. He shared some more about his life and what he planned to do over … Continue reading

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150th Gettysburg Sojourn, part 14

I woke up during the night to shift positions from one side to the other. This always produces a pair of sore hips. Toward morning, just before sunrise, I decided to change clothes. Randy and Joe were still asleep. So … Continue reading

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