Monthly Archives: December 2016

Civil War Transcendence, part 311

We loped out of Burkittsville and headed north on the Burkittsville Road.  Slowing down after about half a mile to give the horses a breather, we passed a white-washed church on the left side of the road.  I turned to … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 310

  Zeke and I rode past the last of the five cavalry companies. They were lined up and ready to head out. I saw Captain Edwards at the head of this troop and pulled back gently on Stonewall’s reins, when … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 309

I was totally shocked with the information the supply wagon driver provided.  I looked at Al, and he seemed as surprised as I was. I continued my interrogation with, “Do ya know when the Union cavalry was gonna be in … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 308

  I reached the head of Mosby’s column and rode past it until I reached the back of Sergeant Billings’ reserve contingent.  I stopped and followed them for a while. After a few minutes, I turned to Pvt. Milton and … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 307

  As the men mounted, I turned to Al and said, “I ain’t never done this before. However, I ‘spect we can send out 10 men as advanced scouts about 200 yards ahead of the company and have flankers of … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 306

  When we turned to go back to Burkittsville, Greenley’s men arrived at the eastern part of the gap. I halted them and said, “Tha Yanks have been repulsed and won’t be bothering us anymore.” The First Sergeant asked, “What … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 305

  Mosby turned to one of his courtiers and ordered, “Go, see what’s happening and report to me.” The courtier saluted and ran out the door of the church. Mosby turned to me and said, “Y’all saddle up and get … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 304

  Al and I were able to scrounge up some hay for our cayuses and a biscuit or two for ourselves from the quartermaster, which was unusual. Ordinarily, he didn’t have any supplies for us, and we had to forage … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 303

  The different cavalry companies were finding places to bed down for the night, and scroungers were foraging for food for themselves and hay for their horses. The wagon that I had sent up through the Gap early in the … Continue reading

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