Category Archives: Maryland

Civil War Transcendence, part 19

I must have jumped about three feet in the air. The dog caught me completely by surprise. I was so scared that I didn’t have enough time to even yell. I had just backed up, come up on the balls … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 18

I was dressed in a T-shirt, jeans, and running shoes, and – I might add – I was still cold. In the 19th century, the normal attire consisted of brogans or boots for footwear, a pair of trousers with bracers … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 17

The dirt road I was walking on was rutted and crude. It was so different than the paved road that I drove on year after year from Sharpsburg to the Battlefield. As I walked along, I passed the Dunker Church … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 16

I just stayed in a kneeling position for a few minutes and tried to think about my situation. I said earlier that I didn’t get into this predicament due to a time machine. However, that circle with the rotating ring … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 15

I made it to the top of the hill without stumbling over the ruts in the road and saw the farm trail off to my right.  The moon suddenly came out, and I could see a little better. I began … Continue reading

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Sacred Ground 30

I would be indigent if I didn’t recount the story of Sgt. Richard Rowland Kirkland. I have read about him many times. One article referred to him as the Angel of Marye’s Heights. Sgt. Kirkland was in the 2nd South … Continue reading

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THE MARYLAND CAMPAIGN OF 1862: Pt 26

THE MARYLAND CAMPAIGN OF 1862: THROUGH ARKANSAS EYES I have walked the part of the charge route of the 3rd Arkansas and 27th North Carolina that is still open to the public and have placed small Confederate flags in Mumma’s … Continue reading

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THE MARYLAND CAMPAIGN OF 1862: Pt 25

THE MARYLAND CAMPAIGN OF 1862: THROUGH ARKANSAS EYES The 3rd Arkansas, 27th North Carolina and Cobb’s Brigade had turned from an easterly advance to a southerly advance. There were probably two reasons for this. One was Col. Cooke’s order to … Continue reading

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THE MARYLAND CAMPAIGN OF 1862: Pt 24

THE MARYLAND CAMPAIGN OF 1862: THROUGH ARKANSAS EYES Can you imagine thescene the Union Forces witnessed when they finally overran the Sunken Road? It was said you could walk from the beginning of the lane to the end without touching … Continue reading

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THE MARYLAND CAMPAIGN OF 1862: Pt 23

THE MARYLAND CAMPAIGN OF 1862: THROUGH ARKANSAS EYES Colonel Cooke saw his chance; ordered his regiments up; and put them into battle line with the 3rd Arkansas on the right and the 27th NC on the left. At that time … Continue reading

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