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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 406

  We proceeded into the Major’s office, and he immediately called for his sergeant. When his NCO arrived, he said, “Prepare orders for Sergeant Richard Kirkland to be transferred to tha Third Virginia Cavalry and to report to Captain Jim … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 405

  The sergeant returned in a jiffy, ushered me into Major Murphy’s office, and left us posthaste.  I removed my hat, came to attention and saluted the major. The Major was impressed that a person of my supposed covert nature … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 404

  Stonewall snorted at my last statement and turned to look back at me, as if asking, “What now?” I quickly said, “We need to go to the Martinsburg garrison.” Stonewall nodded his head up and down. Then he trotted … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 403

The lieutenant nodded so hard he looked like a bobble-headed doll. Then he uttered, “Yes, sir, I can keep a secret.” I crossed my legs and placed my hat on my knee. “Well, Lieutenant,” I began, “I have a conundrum.” … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 402

A Novelette of Travel Back in Time There wasn’t a guard on duty outside the outpost door, but there was a sergeant seated at a desk facing the front door when I entered the building. He looked up from a … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 401

  I thought for a few moments and then said, “Why don’t we threaten him with being a spy, which is a hanging offense, and see if we can scare ‘im into revealing what we wanna know?” “Sounds good to … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 400

Once in the schoolhouse, Al and I sat the man down in the dusty teacher’s chair. He moaned and continued to cradle his right arm close to his body. The man had lost his hat during our shootout, so we … Continue reading

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Coming Soon Book Two of the Assassins of History Series: Creators of Chaos Once we got back to the school house, all the folk who hadn’t walked or rode to town to help put out the fires came out to … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 399

I didn’t say a word to Stonewall but just nudged him with my knees and held on for dear life. He exploded forward and headed toward the periodic gunfire. We raced up German Street about two blocks to Church Street, … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: Book 2 of the Assassins of History Series Creators of Chaos I slowly faded into consciousness, hearing someone moaning loudly.  It took a minute to realize that I was the one who was moaning. I could hardly take … Continue reading

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