Monthly Archives: January 2016

CIVIL WAR TRANSCENDENCE, Part 219

I must have turned ashen because Hattie said, “Jim, ya have the look of death on yo face. What’s wrong?” I turned to her and said in a barely audible voice, “I just been conscripted.” She gasped, “What? How can … Continue reading

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CIVIL WAR TRANSCENDENCE, Part 218

I was roused from a comatose slumber by someone shaking me and bellowing, “Jim, wake up. Thar’s a message boy from Mosby here to see ya.” I gradually came back to the land of the living and found I was … Continue reading

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CIVIL WAR TRANSCENDENCE, Part 217

  I turned the door knob and quickly entered the house. Hattie was standing about 5 feet in front of the door with a shunned look on her face. I quickly shut the door, rushed toward her and, grabbing her … Continue reading

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CIVIL WAR TRANSCENDENCE, Part 216

Lieutenant Pelham was very thorough. He sent me home to rest and told me he would send his best riders to the Martinsburg’s Garrison and another to Harpers Ferry to deliver Major Mosby’s message. He also was going to send … Continue reading

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CIVIL WAR TRANSCENDENCE, Part 215

I let out a long sigh and exclaimed, “Oh Lord, where can he be?” I took my feet out of the stirrups and slid off Goliath. I was too tired to attempt the standard dismount. The Lieutenant was still on … Continue reading

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CIVIL WAR TRANSCENDENCE, Part 214

As the Lieutenant and I started down the front porch at Ferry Hill, we could see that Ezra was holding Goliath and what appeared to be a horse for the Gallant Pelham. We mounted and turned toward the road leading … Continue reading

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CIVIL WAR TRANSCENDENCE, Part 213

I sort of gaped at the Lieutenant. I have to admit that the Lieutenant was rather handsome, and he had me beat in the looks department hands down. I finally gather myself and tried to display 19th Century manners. I … Continue reading

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CIVIL WAR TRANSCENDENCE, Part 212

I was crest fallen. “Oh, no!” I gasped. Then I looked closely at the soldier and realized he was a Sergeant. I asked, “Who is the officer in charge here?” “First Lieutenant Pelham,” he stated. “Please take me to him … Continue reading

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CIVIL WAR TRANSCENDENCE, Part 211

The Corporal delivered the Major’s message that I needed to send to the Regional Confederate Headquarters in Richmond.  He also brought me a freshly saddled horse. The horse certainly wasn’t the same quality of Stonewall, but I must say, it … Continue reading

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