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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, conclusion..?

This is the last installment of my serial story, but not the end of the road for Jim and Daphne. The further adventures of Jim Hagar and Daphne Newcomer will continue in a new book, Assassins of History: Creators of Chaos, which … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 455

  Once we entered the parlor, Al and I were herded to a two-seat divan. Helena and Gracie sat in straight back chairs on either side of a loveseat, which was occupied by Miss Rector and Kirk. Needless to say, … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 454

  When the ladies had cried themselves out, Kirkland released them and took a step back so he could see them clearly. The young blonde lady stammered, “This is our family home. We’ve lived here for a long time. My … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 453

    We went outside and mounted our horses, left town and crossed the Potomac River into Maryland via the Shepherdstown covered bridge. Once in Maryland, I took one last look at Ferry Hill and mentally wished my beloved a … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 452

I was shocked at his declaration. Goggle-eyed and at a loss for words, all I could do was stare at him for what seemed like fifteen minutes. In reality, it was probably only fifteen seconds. Finally, he smiled, put his … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 451

I looked at the map and got the roads to follow fixed in my mind. Then I nodded and said, “Please go on.” Kann Mer Ray continued, “At Point of Rocks, be sure to get on the C & O … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 450

I went out the back door of the Ferry Hill mansion and headed to the stables. As I walked into the stables, Stonewall whinnied and John Lee brought him, fully saddled and equipped, out of his stall. I took Stonewall’s … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 449

The late afternoon sun shone through the windows of the left parlor as I opened the doors to see if the planning cabal was still in session. Needless to say, they were hard at it. Daphne looked up, smiled at … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 448

We all retired to the parlor after dinner, and each of us told what had been happening during the last few months. I purposely left out a lot of military information. We finally broke up about 9:00 pm. The Newcomers … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 447

We had a family reconciliation with Mr. and Mrs. Newcomer. I had never seen Mr. Newcomer as friendly toward me as he was during our reunion. Unfortunately, I am a skeptical person. Although I presented a friendly façade to the … Continue reading

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