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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 359

  I went back in our hotel room and closed the door.  I stood facing the door for a few seconds and listened to make sure the troopers began the disposal of the bodies from the hallway. When I was … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 358

She was pointing at my left arm. I could see that blood had stained the night shirt sleeve from the middle of my upper left arm to the elbow.  I guess she had grabbed my wounded appendage when she flew … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 357

  I had started up the stairs in front of Daphne, but looked back at her and extended my had as we climbed toward our room. She smiled demurely and put her hand in mine. I gently pulled her upward … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 356

As we rode around the block to the hotel, I leaned close to Daphne’s ear and whispered, “That money that ya have in tha trust is yars.  Just because we got married doesn’t entitle me to it, no matter what … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 355

  We climbed into the carriage and entwined arms as the first wedding attendees began pelting us with rice. John Lee flicked the horses’ reins and we were off to the hotel reception. On the way I looked at Daphne … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 354

  I have to admit, I don’t remember too much of the service. I was in a daze and thought I must be hallucinating due to all the wonderful things that had happened in the last twenty-four hours and were … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 353

  A groom always looks at the altar to see if the bride is located there. Of course, I did, and sure enough, she wasn’t. Brides deserve the chance of making a grand entrance, and Daphne was not to be … Continue reading

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Coming Soon! Assassins of History

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 352

  We arrived at the cavalry camp in no time. The sergeant I had talked to before was still on duty, and he ushered me in without preamble as I rode up to the guard post. I went immediately to … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 351

  The Colonel stopped dead in his tracks as I rapidly walked to the guard post. “Good luck,” he said. And then as an afterthought he chimed, “And congratulations!” “Thank ya, sir,” I replied with a wave. When I got … Continue reading

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