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About Civil War Reflections

Vernon has been a Civil War buff since childhood, but had been inactive in Civil War history for over two decades. However, in the early 1990s his interest was rekindled after watching Ken Burns’ “Civil War Documentary” on PBS. He particularly became interested in the Battle of Antietam (Sharpsburg) and decided to learn more about this epic struggle.

Civil War Transcendence, part 373

  The next morning, I heard a rap on the door to our room. I came instantly awake, and pulling a Colt from under my pillow, ventured, “John Lee?” “Yeah, it’s me,” was the answer from the other side of … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 372

  When I showed up in the hotel lobby, the desk clerk fixed me with a bewildered stare. He seemed to want to ask what I was doing down here when I had this beautiful wife in a room upstairs, … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 371

Once the dessert was wolfed down by the ladies and John Lee, I proposed that we all turn in. We would be up at the crack of dawn to begin our trek back to Shepherdstown in the morning. Reluctantly, everyone … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 370

  I looked at Daphne and she looked at me. We both had stunned looks on our faces. Turning to Mrs. Douglas, we said in unison, “What baby?” Mrs. Douglas answered in a very nonchalant voice, “Tha one that y’all … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 369

  We galloped into town at the double quick, as we use to say in Civil War Reenactments, which seemed like a million years ago and literally in a galaxy far, far away. I halted Stonewall in front of the … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 368

The Mentor smiled and looked expectantly. The Assistant frowned and looked dubious.  I took it as an omen. “Y’all said something about raiding Washington City?” I questioned. They both nodded simultaneously. “What’s yar plan?” I requested. “We thought you might … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 367

  Again, I was shocked beyond belief.  I must have fainted, because I suddenly discovered that I was being held in a standing position by San Cirr Ray. She had wrapped her arms around me to keep me from falling, … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 366

  For the second time, I was so shocked that my eyes seemed to bulge out of their sockets. I became slack jawed and must have gone into a semi-catatonic state. The next thing I remember was being gently shaken … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 365

  Finally, I stuttered, “How in heaven’s name could we do that? The U. S. capital is so heavily protected with forts that we wouldn’t get anywhere near Washington D.C., let alone raid it.” “We can provide a way,” Kann … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 364

  I could see the greenish teal glimmer in the roadway before she ever appeared. In an instant, San Cirr Ray materialized about five yards in front of us. Stonewall halted and whinnied a warning to the alien.  His ears … Continue reading

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