Monthly Archives: April 2016

Civil War Transcendence, part 243

When Captain Greenley rode up, I saluted and asked, “Captain, we might have a fight on our hands in a less than an hour. Can you dispatch 10 troopers to follow me up the road on a reconnaissance?” “Yes Lieutenant,” … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 242

  I looked around for her, but she was truly gone.  I was really angry. I felt that she had taken advantage of my trust.  So I made a vow, “If I ever see her again, I am not going … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 241

The Major asked his orderly to enter the tent just as we were exiting, and we heard him say as we walked to our horses, “Tell the company commanders to meet me here in five minutes.” Al and I turned … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, Part 240

  “I got a message from Regional Headquarters in Richmond,” Major Mosby advised me. “We are now under tha command of General Turner Ashby.” “As soon as we stop tha movement of tha Yanks toward Harpers Ferry, we’re to cross … Continue reading

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CIVIL WAR TRANSCENDENCE, part 239

“One, we will have to station blocking forces at various points other than our main point of attack, which will diminish our forces for the ambush,” I stated. “Where would ya put tha blocking forces?” the Major challenged. “Probably three … Continue reading

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CIVIL WAR TRANSCENDENCE, part 238

Looking at the map on the table I inquired, “Does this map depict the terrain east of here all the way to South Mountain?” The Major nodded his head in the affirmative. Immediately, I stated, “The Union force will be … Continue reading

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CIVIL WAR TRANSCENDENCE, part 237

We didn’t know if the Yanks would follow, but we were taking no chances. We galloped the horses until we came to the Harpers Ferry Road, which connects Harpers Ferry with Sharpsburg, Maryland. Once we crossed this main road, we … Continue reading

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