Monthly Archives: May 2018

Civil War Transcendence, part 412

  Riding and fighting had resulted in our battle line formation going to heck in a handbasket. I yelled at the top of my voice, “Follow me,” and headed for a road due north and east of the pond. Coming … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 411

  Sergeant Kirkland pulled one of his Colts with his right hand and looked back at the troop. The troopers all followed suit. As they use to say in the Old West, I “filled my hand” with one of my … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 410

  Once mounted, Kirkland turned to me and said, “I guess I gotta new horse.” I grinned at him and said, “No doubt, and ya definitely earned it.” I thought for a moment and asked him, “Whatcha gonna call ‘im?” … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 409

  Stonewall must have a very strong heart because he kept up a steady pace of loping about two miles, and then walking about half a mile, all the way to Shepherdstown. Sergeant Kirkland’s cayuse wasn’t used to this kind … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 408

  Stonewall’s gait was a steady lope. We ate up the mile of road back to the Confederate outpost in Martinsburg. As we approached the outpost, I yelled, “Stop at tha outpost.” Stonewall didn’t acknowledge my request, but when we … Continue reading

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