Monthly Archives: December 2015

CIVIL WAR TRANSCENDENCE, part 210

“Alright Jim. You’re making sense. We have a contingent of about 500 men at Harpers Ferry,” the Major said. I looked at him for a long moment and then mused, “So the number of men they have really isn’t enough … Continue reading

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CIVIL WAR TRANSCENDENCE, part 209

Major Mosby drew on his map the Yankee contingents at Boonsboro. His finger then traced the Sharpsburg/Boonsboro Road from Boonsboro west to Keedysville, which is a distance of about 7 miles.  Guessing at the number of Yanks at Keedysville, because … Continue reading

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CIVIL WAR TRANSCENDENCE, part 208

“We were captured by Captain Devlin of the Yankee Cavalry. Mr. Sage, Jonah and I had to escape plus set Jeremy Sage free from another Yankee contingent. That’s what took us so long. By the way did Jonah Sage arrive … Continue reading

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CIVIL WAR TRANSCENDENCE, part 207

  I didn’t think that the Yanks had infiltrated this far to the east yet, and the accent of the soldier who just accosted us sounded Southern. However, I didn’t realize that the Confederates had extended their lines across the … Continue reading

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CIVIL WAR TRANSCENDENCE, part 206

    By the time I had recovered from the jolt of almost being thrown from the saddle, Stonewall was running full out for the wagon. I looked up and saw that Mr. Sage had almost caught up with the … Continue reading

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CIVIL WAR TRANSCENDENCE, part 205

  The Yankee Captain must have been expecting some type of move by the Corporal or else he gave him some signal to make a dash for it. Anyway, a multitude of things happened at once. Our horses were spooked … Continue reading

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CIVIL WAR TRANSCENDENCE, part 204

    Mr. Sage and I had bracketed the Captain. I was on the Captain’s right, and Mr. Sage was on the left. As the wagon carrying Jeremy approached, we could see a Corporal was driving. His horse was tied … Continue reading

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CIVIL WAR TRANSCENDENCE, part 203

“What do you mean, I am?” the befuddled Captain demanded. “You are going to get him released into your custody and we are going to ride away,” I asserted. The Captain looked at me with a withering smile and declared, … Continue reading

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CIVIL WAR TRANSCENDENCE, part 202

I turned to Mr. Sage and began, “Jeremy went to Sharpsburg and was captured. They must be moving to Boonsboro. What is the fastest way to get to Keedysville?” “The fastest way would be to cut over to Red Hill … Continue reading

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