Monthly Archives: April 2017

Civil War Transcendence, part 343

  In the parlance of my 21st Century jargon, Stonewall had arrived. The highwayman’s horse landed on its left side, throwing the rider out of his saddle. The desperado actually arced away from his cayuse for a while, until the … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 342

  Bessie looked away and brushed the tear from her cheek. Daphne was still looking at me with a fond smile. I grinned back and asked, “Where are we?” Ahab answered immediately, “We’s at Kearneysville crossroads.” “Where do we go … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 341

  I have to say that I wasn’t back to my normal state of health, but I wasn’t an invalid either.  Each step I took back toward the main house seemed to help me gain a little bit more strength. … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 340

  With Daphne at my side, I walked gingerly to the horse barn where Stonewall had been housed during my convalescence. The barn was constructed of three stalls on each side of the barn facing the central walkway. I believe … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 339

  Daphne entered the room holding the clothes that I had been wearing when she absconded with me from Harpers Ferry. She brought them to me and laid them on the bed for me to begin dressing. I couldn’t help … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 338

  A young corporal was ushered into the room. The bright yellow piping on his Confederate uniform signified he was in the cavalry. He saw me and advanced to within a few feet of the bed, saluted and uttered, “Sir, … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 337

I took another long searching look at my Beloved and just sighted at the beauty of this lovely woman.  If I wanted to have a life with her, I had to find a way to thwart Mr. Newcomer’s plan of … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 336

  “Wow!” I finally uttered in an adoring tone. “What’d ya mean, wow?” Daphne questioned. “Where I come from, that means fantastic or great or wonderful,” I informed her. “Oh!” she spoke in an embarrassed tone and turned a reddened … Continue reading

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