Monthly Archives: April 2015

Civil War Transcendence, part 140

After getting the reply from Confederate Cavalry headquarters, we all thanked Mr. Throckmorton for his generous supply of the punch, lanterns and all the other paraphernalia that made the dance such a success. He accepted graciously and said that this … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 139

The fact that Willie Douglas had observed the dead raider in town and speaking to Marshal Wells the previous day raised all kinds of questions. Since we were the last people to view the body, I asked Jonah and Jeremy … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 138

I went to Hattie and told her that once Mrs. Douglas, Ms. Newcomer and Willie Douglas viewed the remains of the dead raider, I would be accompanying them across the Potomac and back to their home at Ferry Hill due … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 137

As we came through the door, Mr. Mumma must have finished his tale and was asked a question he couldn’t answer because he said, “Here he is now. Let’s ask him.” All eyes turned to see Daphne and me arm … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 136

Once we got back to the schoolhouse, all the folks who hadn’t gone to town to help put out the fires came out to greet us. There were questions all around, and for a few moments, it was pandemonium. Finally, … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 135

Everyone who had helped put out the fires and was in the process of cleaning up was traumatized. The raiders’ vandalism had shocked the town and the dance attendees from across the Potomac near Sharpsburg. If a raid could happen … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 134

We followed the raiders a few hundred feet down the road, but they had already outdistanced us and were in full retreat. I yelled at the driver to slow down. When he did, the men stopped yelling and got to … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 133

I ushered Daphne into the schoolhouse as fast as I could and yelled for Mr. Heintz to stop the music. I said, “We have horsemen on German Street with torches. Did anybody bring their weapons?” About eight hands went up. … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 132

I believe everyone got at least a taste of chocolate cake and the praise and thank you’s abounded for Mrs. Douglas, or should I say, the Widow Douglas. She stated that she really appreciated the school being reformed and that … Continue reading

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