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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.

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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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Civil War Transcendence, part 398

Since we were already downstairs, I asked Mrs. Douglas, “Ma’am, is any breakfast food still available?” She and Daphne gave me exasperated looks and then continued dabbing their eyes with her phantom handkerchiefs while they watched the brothers disappear from … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 397

Our amiable conversation topics for the next hour included the War, our wedding, the family situations in Halltown and the Shepherdstown area, plus what each of us would be doing in the future. Daphne’s brothers would be leaving early in … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 396

Needless to say, all our glasses were being held ready to take a sip of wine, but nobody had imbibed. All eyes were on Mrs. Douglas. Daphne sputtered the question that was foremost in our minds, “Is this apparition to … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 395

I looked at Daphne’s two brothers and confessed, “I was on tha Frederick City raid.” They both looked at me expectantly, and I could see they wanted more information. So, I broke down and added, “We ended up having to … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 394

Mrs. Douglas sought to recapture the merriment by asking, “Please stay for dinner. We have so much to catch up on.” Jonah looked at Tom, who nodded his acceptance of the invitation. Mrs. Douglas smiled and left the room to … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 393

After dispensing the information about the spy ring to John Lee, I headed for the mansion’s back door which housed the kitchen area. Upon entering, I was met with a swarm of activity. I could see that Anna was in … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 392

I got to thinking that it would be dangerous if we moved to town. The local Union spy ring could try to have me killed, and Daphne might be injured as collateral damage. However, I couldn’t think of a way … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 391

   Both of my friends gave a shocked look as my last utterance.  I grinned at their astonished expressions. Then something hit me out of the blue. How come they were so chummy? As far as I knew, they hadn’t … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 390

Once the conspirator was out of sight, I walked to the telegraph office. Peeking in the dingy front window, I observed that the office was still a wreck. It seemed like a million years ago that Lt. Pelham and I … Continue reading

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