Monthly Archives: May 2016

Civil War Transcendence, part 251

  To emphasize my statement to the Yanks, Al and I both cocked our pistols. This must have given an emphasis that had been missing because the four Yanks let their carbines drop slowly to the ground. I raised my … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 250

  In the presence of Major Mosby I began, “Captain Greenley, Sergeant Madigan and I are gonna ride into the Yankee Camp, which is situated at Mount Briar.” I pointed out the landmark in the distance and continued, “Once we … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 249

We reached the head of the column and reported in to Major Mosby. He asked, “What next?” I replied, “We ride to the mouth of the gap on the east side of this chasm and halt. Al and I have … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 248

I picked up the pace, and we galloped our mounts toward the Mills Road and Lower Bridge Road Intersection.  I wanted to surprise any Yank Cavalry contingent that might be there. I was relying on the same tactics that had … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 247

  Captain Greenley had followed my orders explicitly.  A Lieutenant was leading the 20 man cavalry unit that had come to our rescue.  As our relief column rode up the knoll to the skirmish sights, they were in awe. The … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 246

  The Yanks turned toward me and stopped cold in their tracks when they saw our guns aimed in their direction. They quit firing, but didn’t really know what to do.  They knew the odds were stacked against them, but … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 245

  Al and the rest of the troop added in their renditions of the Rebel Yell.  I hit one of the Yankee horse handlers.  He went down in a heap, releasing the four horses in his charge. These horses stampeded … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 244

I leaned low over the saddle, and so did Al. I was hoping the rest of the men were doing the same. It never hurt to make as small a silhouette as possible. Once into the right fork we encountered … Continue reading

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