Monthly Archives: February 2016

CIVIL WAR TRANSCENDENCE, Part 227

A NOVEL OF TRAVEL BACK IN TIME Once we were out of sight of Mt. Briar, we mounted and began our trek south through Pleasant Valley. Almost immediately, we began to see some houses in the distance along Trego Road.  I … Continue reading

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CIVIL WAR TRANSCENDENCE, Part 226

I watched the Yankee patrol ride into Mt. Briar. Devlin, the Yankee Captain posted two troopers and then rode north out of town. I turned to Al, “What town does the road out of Mt. Briar heading north go to?” … Continue reading

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CIVIL WAR TRANSCENDENCE, Part 225

We had halted in the confines of a tree line just past a gap in the steep hills that Al had described earlier. We sat our horses and looked out over a small plain. The sun was setting to our … Continue reading

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CIVIL WAR TRANSCENDENCE, Part 224

Tom and I followed Al at an easy lope for about 200 yards, and then we turned north on what I understood was the Mills Road. It had been about 2:00PM when we left camp. It was about 3:00PM, which … Continue reading

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CIVIL WAR TRANSCENDENCE, Part 223

Tom and I nudged our steeds to follow Al. I had to grab the front part of the saddle because Stonewall’s initial surge nearly emptied me from the saddle. He had definitely gotten his strength back. Al directed us south … Continue reading

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CIVIL WAR TRANSCENDENCE, Part 222

As we cleared the Confederate Camp and headed south along the C&O Canal, I asked, “Do either of you know what we are supposed to do?” Sergeant Canes and Private Madigan exchanged glances, and finally Sarge Canes answered, “Naw sah. … Continue reading

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CIVIL WAR TRANSCENDENCE, Part 221

“Do you know who the traitor is?” asked Major Mosby. “Not really, but I have a suspicion as to who it is,” I conceded. “Well, who do you believe it is?” probed the Major. “Major, I don’t want to impinge … Continue reading

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CIVIL WAR TRANSCENDENCE, Part 220

It was about noon before we left. The Corporal and I crossed the Potomac just a little ways south of Hattie’s Place and proceeded on the C&O pathway toward Mosby’s Camp. I don’t believe I have ever been happier to … Continue reading

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