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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 350

  The Colonel’s gaze rested on me after his perusal of my attire. “You aren’t in military uniform Lieutenant,” he asserted. “That’s correct Colonel Daniels. Major Mosby wanted me to act as a scout and a behind tha lines spy. … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 349

  The time went quickly as we drove the few miles to Harpers Ferry. Daphne was cradled next to me with my left arm around her and her head buried into my chest. She couldn’t see my face so she … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: Assassins of History Book One

Coming Soon in Paperback and Kindle, Assassins of History: Transference A mysterious time machine takes Sheldon Owen Woods on a sinister ride from the 21st Century back to the Civil War, where something is enormously wrong. Everything is out of … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 348

  Daphne nestled closer to me as we made our way out of Halltown. Turning to look at her with a serious expression, I broached the subject that had been on my mind, “Daphne, I don’t have anything to offer, … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 347

  The Newcomer household must have been apprised of the required departure of the dynasty’s daughter, because Mrs. Newcomer was caterwauling to beat sixty. Her entreaties were falling on the deaf ears of Mr. Newcomer, who was still smarting from … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 346

  I suddenly felt weak in the knees, as we say in Arkansas when feeling exhausted. I apologized, “I’m sorry, but I must sit down,” and I plopped down rather hard on the chaise lounge. Daphne immediately put her hand … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 345

  The two Newcomer boys, Mrs. Newcomer, Daphne and a few of the house servants comprised the greeting committee. I noted that Mr. Newcomer, Ahab and Bessie weren’t members of the welcoming throng. I shook hands when offered, gave an … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 344

  Stonewall didn’t like me very much when we tried to drape the highwayman’s body over his saddle. He tried to back up, but I said firmly, “Ya gotta take this body for us. We don’t have any room in … Continue reading

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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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