Monthly Archives: March 2014

Camden Expedition: March 23, 1864

The 150th Camden Expedition LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – March 23, 1864 U.S. General Frederick Steele leaves Little Rock with a force of 7000, including infantry, cavalry, artillery batteries and about 600 supply and pontoon wagons. Lt. General Ulysses S. Grant … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 23

CIVIL WAR TRANSCENDENCE A NOVEL OF TRAVEL BACK IN TIME First, I wanted to see what this guy was carrying on his person. I unbuttoned his coat and laid it open. The stench of his body odor immediately hit me … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 22

I grabbed the 19th Century example of a boozehound by his arms, and after many stops and starts, I dragged him through the tree line into a small field beyond. I kept looking at this mule. He just stood in … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 21

I skirted the road to the left, entered a tree line, and crept down the hill paralleling the road. I could make out a figure on either a mule or a horse, and he was singing to the top of … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 20

This was just what I needed; a dog bite in the supposed 19th century without any antiseptic available! I took off my T-shirt, tore off an arm of the cloth, and wrapped it around the place on my arm that … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 19

I must have jumped about three feet in the air. The dog caught me completely by surprise. I was so scared that I didn’t have enough time to even yell. I had just backed up, come up on the balls … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 18

I was dressed in a T-shirt, jeans, and running shoes, and – I might add – I was still cold. In the 19th century, the normal attire consisted of brogans or boots for footwear, a pair of trousers with bracers … Continue reading

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