Monthly Archives: July 2016

Civil War Transcendence, part 269

  I was summarily accosted by three troopers suddenly appearing out of nowhere. One was in front of me. One was on left flank and the last one was on my right flank. They had their carbines pointed at me. … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 268

  Once we were out of ear shot and couldn’t be hear by the troopers or any night traffic on the Valley Road, I stopped and turned to Captain Edwards.  He seemed agitated and tired. The stress of having the … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 267

  We all froze. I tentatively replied, “We got mixed up on tha road and were trying to get on tha Valley Road from Crampton’s Gap.” The voice in the darkness laughed and said, “Ya ain’t come from Crampton’s Gap. … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 266

  I saluted Captain Edwards, and he returned my salute.  We both turned to see Captain Owens’ men dismount and quietly begin to loosen the cinch straps on their saddles. I turned back to Captain Edwards and in a low … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 265

  We galloped for just a quarter of a mile, and then Mosby raised his hand and brought our cavalcade to a fast walk.  I happened to turn and look back at our column just in time to see Al … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 264

  We traveled for a while, and then Mosby leaned close to Al and whispered, “Do ya know this area pretty good?” Al nodded in the affirmative. Mosby added in a very low voice, “I want cha to guide Captain … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 263

  As I was about to explain we had left the camp before a password was issued, Al challenged, “Jerimiah, is that’s you?” I jerked my head in Al’s direction. I couldn’t see his face due to the darkness, but … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 262

  “Al”, I said in a choked voice, “I think I just did see a haint.” Al held my gaze for a long moment with that stare that says, “I wonder if this man has gone crazy again?” Then he … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 261

Al and I froze in our tracks.  I didn’t move my head, but my eyes darted in all directions. I couldn’t see anyone. Then we heard, “Drop them thar hawg legs you gots hidin’ behind yar breeches.” Al and I … Continue reading

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