Monthly Archives: September 2013

150th Gettysburg Sojourn, Part 25

150TH GETTYSBURG SOJOURN 25 Thurs., Sept. 12, 2013 Apparently the rain shower had caught everyone by surprise. Our company had laid out their bedding for the night and was eating their supper when the rain shower hit. Blankets, equipment, uniforms … Continue reading

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150th Gettysburg Sojourn, Part 24

All three of us wanted to have a gander at the dance participants. So we walked to the Dance Tent to see how the event was shaping up. Well, the first observance we noted was the tent was way too … Continue reading

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NEW EVENT: Battle at Ashley’s Mills

Come to the historic Scott Plantation Settlement this weekend for the 150th anniversary of the battle at Ashley’s Mills.  The skirmish that was fought on the grounds where the settlement now stands was the last line of Confederate opposition before … Continue reading

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NEW EVENT: Battle of the Mississinewa 1812, Oct 10-13

The Battle of the Mississinewa, also known as Mississineway, was an expedition ordered by William Henry Harrison against Miami Indian villages in response to the attacks on Fort Wayne and Fort Harrison in the Indiana Territory.  The site is near the city of … Continue reading

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150th Gettysburg Sojourn, Part 23

Well, it was all over but the shouting for Saturday night. Our unit marched down the hill about 30 yards to the campsite where we had previously deposited our gear. We stacked arms, and someone dug a fire pit and … Continue reading

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Standing in Line

The 3rd Arkansas fought in the Wheatfield at Gettysburg near the base of Devil’s Den.  There, they combined with a Georgia Brigade to help push the Yanks back. The 3rd was on the left end of the line of the Texas … Continue reading

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REMINDER: Battle of Chickamauga Sept 20-22

The Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863, marked the end of a Union offensive in southeastern Tennessee and northwestern Georgia called the Chickamauga Campaign. The battle was the most significant Union defeat in the Western Theatre of the American Civil War and involved the second highest … Continue reading

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Transfiguration

As often happens, reenacting inspires visions.  The thoughts and images come out as poetry.  I’m taking a break from recounting the 150th Gettysburg Reenactment to share a new poem that came to me after reliving the bloodiest battle ever fought … Continue reading

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