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Civil War Transcendence, part 415

It took us an hour to get the prisoners disarmed and their names copied plus interrogated.  We gleaned a lot of good information from the questioning. Once this process was completed, the prisoners were utilized to dig graves for the … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 414

Being very hard pressed and outnumbered, my men were starting to fall back from our battle line when I heard a new sound. It was the thunder of horse hooves. It caught everyone’s attention. All fighting stopped as all eyes … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 413

The din from the fight Sergeant Kirkland’s men were putting up had grown to a crescendo and tapered off. Either our men had stopped the Yank’s flanking move, or they had been overrun. If it was the former, then we … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 412

  Riding and fighting had resulted in our battle line formation going to heck in a handbasket. I yelled at the top of my voice, “Follow me,” and headed for a road due north and east of the pond. Coming … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 411

  Sergeant Kirkland pulled one of his Colts with his right hand and looked back at the troop. The troopers all followed suit. As they use to say in the Old West, I “filled my hand” with one of my … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 410

  Once mounted, Kirkland turned to me and said, “I guess I gotta new horse.” I grinned at him and said, “No doubt, and ya definitely earned it.” I thought for a moment and asked him, “Whatcha gonna call ‘im?” … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 409

  Stonewall must have a very strong heart because he kept up a steady pace of loping about two miles, and then walking about half a mile, all the way to Shepherdstown. Sergeant Kirkland’s cayuse wasn’t used to this kind … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 408

  Stonewall’s gait was a steady lope. We ate up the mile of road back to the Confederate outpost in Martinsburg. As we approached the outpost, I yelled, “Stop at tha outpost.” Stonewall didn’t acknowledge my request, but when we … Continue reading

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Civil War Transcendence, part 407

Major Murphy abruptly stood and ordered the sergeant, “Bring tha person reporting of tha Yankee patrol here to my office. Then, go get my horse saddled. Have tha first five squads draw four loaded pistols and a carbine with twenty … Continue reading

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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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